Bestselling author Melissa Marr chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about embarking on several new projects, including May's paranormal fiction Graveminder and news about the upcoming television series deal the author inked even before Graveminder hit bookshelves!
Spring has spring and summer has started in the outskirts of New York City. Here at RT we are appreciating all of those hot-weather treats like ice cream and iced coffee. But we have a something delicious (and calorie-free) for you today ... a taste of ten new releases. Read heart-felt messages, enjoy two author interviews and of course, enjoy excerpts with this month's Authors in the Spotlight!
Don't know where to start? You can check out the index, or find out which new books are spotlighted with this month's Authors in the Spotlight Quiz.
Authors In The Spotlight Quiz: June
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Mainstream author Elizabeth Joy Arnold will have you glued to the pages of her newest novel, When We Were Friends, with the story's emotionally gripping content and dramatic twists and turns. Today the author chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about what happens when you get involved in a situation that has no solution, and when "doing the right thing" completely backfires ...
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
|Lord Langley is Back in Town|
“Boyle delivers on all levels bringing a delightful cast of eccentric characters straight into readers’ hearts.”
|The Sins of Viscount Sutherland|
“Twisting something old into something fresh is one of James’ talents. Here she uses the desire/revenge plotline and switches genders; the woman is out to seduce and ruin.”
“There is a quiet, yet intense power to Burrowes’ simple prose and such depth of feelings that it will be difficult to forget this marvelous story.”
|The Darkest Sin|
“The carefully constructed mystery is balanced by a passionate romance that heats up the pages even as the plot twists and turns...”
|Lady of Seduction |
“McKee shows readers she is a force to be reckoned with, an author who can turn a villain into a delicious hero.”
|Guarding a Notorious Lady|
“The author uses humor to spice up a battle-of-wills plotline and adds a cast of likable characters and plenty of wild escapades and witty repartee.”
Today marks the final round of the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaway: your last chance to win seven new paranormal YA novels — and one very cute tote bag that carries them all. This week you can get your hands on the new releases from Aprilynne Pike, Ellen Schreiber, Kim Harrison, Veronica Roth, Amy Plum, Josephine Angelini and Tara Hudson. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with the five items that are in your bag when you head out on your supernatural quest.
We spent the past week at BEA meeting authors, publishers and fellow book enthusiasts. And each day we braved the long lines in the Autographing Area in order to give readers a chance to win signed books from fan favorite authors.
Today is the day you've all been waiting for, because we are giving away not one, not two, but five bags full of signed books and ARCs from across genres! And with much thanks to all of the authors who contributed and publicists who made this giveaway possible, you can check out the lists below to see which books are in each bag.
To enter to win one or any of the bags, simply leave a comment below telling us what new book you can't wait to read and which bags you are hoping to win:
Mystery, Suspense and Thriller:
We spent part of the week at BEA, one of the largest publishing conventions of the year. You can follow our coverage with the BEA Spotlights below and don’t miss your chance to win a giant bag full of signed books and Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) from the event!
RT brings you an exclusive first look at Alyssa Day's characters from her upcoming Vampire in Altantis, the latest installment of the author's popular Warriors of Poseidon series.
Daniel and Serai bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “star-crossed lovers.” They first fell in love more than 11,000 years ago, before Atlantis sank beneath the sea! In the time that has passed since then, Daniel became a vampire and very powerful mage in the Night Walker Guild, and Serai spent the entire time in magical stasis; frozen in time in Atlantis to be pulled out at some future time to marry an Atlantean king.
Serai isn’t a fan of this plan.
She manages to escape the stasis pod and Atlantis just when Daniel has finally given up on life and plans to walk into the sun. When these two encounter another after eleven thousand years, it’s an explosion like the world has never seen! They have a mission, though: they must retrieve a very powerful gem from Poseidon’s Trident that has fallen into the wrong hands.
Get a peek between the covers of Elizabeth Bass' new mainstream novel, Wherever Grace Is Needed. With this extended excerpt you can meet Grace, the young woman struggling to figure out where home really is in this emotionally gripping tale of love and family.
Memorizing the Sky
In the living room, she went through the same ritual she’d performed everywhere else, joining the tips of the corresponding fingers of her two hands to look through, like a viewfinder, and then slowly walking around the room, examining every little thing. She needed to commit it all to memory. This might be her last chance to see this old house, with its odd-shaped cabinets and closets perfect for hiding, and the fireplace framed by faded multicolored tiles.
This week at BEA we have enjoyed spending time with some of our favorite authors from across the genre. But without a doubt one of the highlights of this convention is the time we spent interviewing historical romance's Julia Quinn. The author spoke candidly about June novel, Just Like Heaven, and shared exclusive details about the project she is working with fellow romance mavens Eloisa James and Connie Brockway as they team up for another not-quite-anthology to follow-up winter 2011's reader favorite, The Lady Most Likely ...