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Hump Day Excerpt: Finding Julia By Desiree Holt

BY , OCTOBER 01, 2014 | PERMALINK

Since we're giving away a Kindle Paperwhite loaded with the book, it only makes sense that our Hump Day excerpt this week would be from Finding Julia by Desiree Holt, about a woman torn between familial responsibilities and the man of her dreams. Happy reading!

Illumination from the outside slanted in through the partially open drapes, providing enough light without turning on the lamps. The darkness made her feel more secure, insulated, but still her mouth couldn’t form any words to answer him. She was conscious of his maleness, of the feel of his body against hers, of the unfamiliar heat of desire rushing through her. Feelings she’d never known before gripped her and held her. She stood there, wanting his touch more strongly than she could admit.

“I’m going to kiss you,” he said. “We’ll take it from there.”


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Cover Reveal: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

BY , OCTOBER 01, 2014 | PERMALINK

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy author Karina Cooper is a favorite of ours and we couldn't be more excited about today's cover reveal. Ever since 2012's Tarnished, the first in the St. Croix Chronicles and our 2012 Steampunk Novel Award winner, we've been hooked on Karina's thrilling series, which is coming to a bittersweet end next year. On January 26, 2015, Transmuted, will be the sixth and final installment. Today, we're revealing not only the cover for the new book, but also the official blurb.

In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one threat could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society — immortality.

All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away.


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2015 RT Booklovers Convention Registration Is Now Open!

BY , OCTOBER 01, 2014 | PERMALINK

The wait is finally over. Registration for the 2015 RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas, TX, being held May 12-17, is officially open! You can register at rtconvention.com and email Trent@rtconvention.com with any registration questions or concerns. Please note that in order to reserve a room at the RT Convention hotel, you'll need to register for the convention first. Once you register and specify you'd like a room at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, you'll be sent a link to book your room. We can't wait to see you in Dallas!


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If It Pleases the Court: Cara Connelly on Why Lawyers Make Great Romance Authors

BY , OCTOBER 01, 2014 | PERMALINK

We’re pretty sure George Clooney just married the most glamorous lawyer in the world this weekend, and now that fall TV has returned, Julianna Margulies-as-attorney-Alicia Florrik is swanning across our TV in the greatest pantsuits in creation. So our interest was understandably peaked when we heard about Cara Connelly’s latest Top Pick! contemporary The Wedding Vow, starring prosecutor Maddie St. Clair and suspected art thief Adam LeCroix. Turns out it really is raining lawyers, because Cara is an attorney herself! We happen to know a fair number of lawyers-turned-romance-authors, and we wondered what that was all about. Cara was kind enough to oblige.

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FIVE REASONS LAWYERS MAKE GREAT ROMANCE AUTHORS

1. Lawyers expected their day jobs to be a lot more exciting.


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Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books

BY , OCTOBER 01, 2014 | PERMALINK

Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.

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Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

To love what has been lost (or never had) is always tragic, even moreso if your love is not reciprocated.

Plot: An old man likes a kid too much.
Rating:
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Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

We live at the mercy of fortune and nature, armed with a little "wit and the ability to narrate where these forces brought us."

Plot: To forget the plague, ten young people have a party.
Rating:
●●●●○

The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley

Some placid mystical deity breaks the ice, then comes the Beast ...


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September Seal Of Excellence

BY , SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

Each month the RT editors select one book that is not only compelling, but pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. This book stands out from all the others reviewed that month, in the magazine issue and on the website. September 2014's RT Seal of Excellence — the editors' pick for best book of the month — is awarded to Jennifer Lohmann's Harpequin Superromance Winning Ruby Heart. This is the first category/series romance to win our Seal of Excellence Award.


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Creative Heroines In October's Historical Romances

BY , SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

We’re never ones to shy away from creative endeavors and neither are the heroines you’ll get to meet in this month’s collection of new Historical romances. The leading ladies this month may be ladies of society, but they also hold creative, if not quirky, professions that make them standout heroines. Let’s take a look!


In Elizabeth Hoyt’s Darling Beast, renowned actress and playwright Lily Stump has seen better days. With her son in tow, she moves into an abandoned theater where she stumbles upon Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne, who has escaped Bedlam. As Apollo and Lily grow closer, Lily vows to help clear Apollo’s name of the crime he didn’t commit. But does Lily have the strength to write them a happy ending?


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Book Trailer Reveal: Gena Showalter's Queen of Zombie Hearts — with Giveaway!

BY , SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

The genre-crossing Gena Showalter has teen and adult fans alike clamoring for the final book in her White Rabbit Chronicles, The Queen of Zombie Hearts. The good news is you don't have to wait any longer, as the book hits shelves today. In the meantime, why not take a gander at the book trailer, which we are super excited to exclusively reveal here? (And then don't forget to enter our 10 (ten!) book giveaway below!) The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers and winners can choose either a print or ebook version of the book. 

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On the Shelves: 9/30/2014

BY , SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

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Be sure to check out these Contemporary Romances that we couldn't fit in with the rest!

The Maverick of Copper Creek by R.C. Ryan

Our First Christmas by Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb

Historical Romance

WHAT A WALLFLOWER WANTS

" ... Rodale makes the era and the characters highly accessible to modern-day readers. The smart heroine, compassionate hero and likable cast of characters enhance an already wonderful romance."

CHRISTMAS BRIDES

"What a delightful quartet of spirited holiday stories to brighten any season. These are quick, charming, heartwarming, emotional and sensual novellas — each as different as their authors, yet each as wonderful."

AN AMERICAN DUCHESS

"Merging the flavor of Downton Abbey with her own special touches, Page crafts a vibrant novel and a dramatic love story with strong, well motivated characters and completely captures the angst and glamour of the era."

MOONLIGHT RAIDER

"Scott has another winner with this excellent, fast-moving plot, well-crafted and carefully motivated characters and the historical personages and events woven into an uplifting romance."

THE GROOM SAYS YES

"[Readers] won’t be disappointed with the intriguing, captivating hero who grabs attention from the first page. Suspense, danger and simmering passion blends with Maxwell’s signature humor and joyous romance."


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Outlander Recap: Episode 1.8 — "Both Sides Now" (Midseason Finale)

BY Regina Small, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last week: Claire and Jamie got married! And had sex. A lot. Oh and before that, Claire fell through time from 1946, where she has another husband, Frank.

For the first time since Claire fell through the stones at Craig na Dun, we're taken back to our present timeline of 1946. A detective strolls into a Scotland police station to find Frank waiting, apparently not for the first time. Clearly beleaguered, the detective explains to Frank that his department is doing everything they can to find Claire.

Frank, who's developed quite a growl in Claire's absence, basically tells the detective that the police department has lived down to his low expectations, in spite of an extensive six-week manhunt. The detective theorizes that since they haven't found a body, Claire is probably still alive — and since there were no signs of a struggle by the car, it's unlikely that she was abducted. Um. No? It's possible she got out of the car and then was abducted? Or if Claire were held at gunpoint and ordered out of the car, there wouldn't be signs of a struggle in that case, either. You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to form those theories, detective. I'm taking away your detecting license! Hand it over!

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