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Reaching Out To The Millionaires and Billionaires – RT Is Here To Help

BY Morgan Doremus, JUNE 14, 2010 | PERMALINK

The Wall Street Journal posted an article last week titled “The Billionaire Book Club”  which was all about the summer reading list that J.P. Morgan Private Bank compiles every year for the bank’s rich clients. The list was made up of all nonfiction books that cover a wide range of interests. Need some advice? For you there is Peter Buffett’s Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment. Are you an environmentalist? Check out Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth’s Most Precious Resource by Irena Salina. Any foodies out there? A can’t miss is Chef McDang’s The Principles of Thai Cookery.

 

So what could this list possibly be missing? How about some genre fiction with titles that do not lead to stress induced heart attacks. Honestly, what millionaire wants to come home from a day at empire building to read On The Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System. Don’t they get enough of this at work? My gut says that they would much rather curl up to Nicola Marsh’s Overtime in the Boss’s Bed (she’s a sexy dancer – jobless, homeless, penniless – willing to do anything for work…)

     

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Romance
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Web Exclusive Review: The Ghosts Of Ashbury High By Jaclyn Moriarty - With Giveaway!

BY admin, JUNE 14, 2010 | PERMALINK

The review for the latest Jaclyn Moriarty release, The Ghosts Of Ashbury High, is a *WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW* on our site.

 

Moriarty follows the tale of two new "bad kids" who have just transferred to Ashbury High and the group of teens who be-friend them. 

RT Reviewer Lauren Spielberg calls The Ghosts Of Ashbury High "a fun, updated take on the modern day ghost story."

She continues,"for a gothic novel, Moriarty's tale boasts a major sense of humor."

Read The *WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW* >>

 

     

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
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Author Helen Brenna On Her Characters and Their Biggest Mistakes

BY admin, JUNE 14, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Popular series author Helen Brenna discusses her newest Superromance Along Came A Husband and why her characters 'jump the gun' on their relationship for all the wrong reasons.

Every writer’s dream is for a book to write itself, to be in a zone where the fingers are flying across the keyboard effortlessly. If I’m lucky, I get one scene in every story that comes out of nowhere and hits me over the head in its urgency to get onto the page. I’ll be typing away and suddenly the characters get carried away in their own story and start doing something I didn’t see coming.

I was a little worried when it happened in Along Came A Husband, my June 2010 Harlequin Superromance. In part because it was a sex scene. But mostly because Missy Charms and Jonas Abel hadn’t even kissed yet.


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Laura Griffin To Continue Her Tracers Series

BY admin, JUNE 14, 2010 | PERMALINK

Laura Griffin will continue her Tracers series for three more installments. The first two romantic suspense novels in the series, Untraceable and Unspeakable, both received high ratings. RT Reviewer Annette Elton says of the series first, “The characters are top-notch, and their gradual romance — entrenched in mystery and suspense — leaves readers sighing contentedly as the last page folds.”

Griffin’s Tracers are forensic scientists who work alongside detectives to, as Griffin puts it, “solve the most unsolvable crimes.” Her forensic scientists all share a dedication to bringing killers to justice. In Griffin’s own words, “these investigators are relentless.”

Each series installment focuses on a different relationship and mystery all connected by the high-tech lab where the characters interact. But Griffin says, don’t expect this series to get stale, “I like to spice things up with characters from all different walks of life and a wide array of forensic specialties.”

In Untraceable, readers met secondary character Sophie Barret, who will take center-stage as the heroine of book four. Kelsey Quinn, of the Deadly Promises anthology out this September, will also be making an appearance later in the Tracers series.


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Post A Review for a Chance To Win a 2011 RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION Registration

BY admin, JUNE 11, 2010 | PERMALINK

On your mark, get set, post your own review!

On each of our book reviews, you can tell us (and your fellow readers) exactly what you think of the books you have read. Now is the time to let everyone know your opinion about your favorite (or not so favorite) stories. With over 40,000 reviews on the RT BOOK REVIEWS site, the possibilities to share are almost endless.

Now until August 1st, each time you review a book you will be entered to win a free registration to the 2011 RT BOOKLOVERS Convention in L.A. The more reviews you post, the more chances you have to win. We will randomly choose one lucky winner to receive the free convention registration.

Not registered as a visitor? No problem! Click here to sign up for an RT site login. Its free and easy.

Already have a login? You are ready to post. Use the advanced book search for help finding the titles you would like to review.

Official Contest Rules >>

Let us know what books you are reviewing - comment below and keep us informed!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Convention, E-Book, Erotica, Inspirational, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Which E-Book Format Should You Buy?

BY admin, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK

Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to ebooks. No question is too simple or too mundane. We are all learning together. Send your questions Jane@DearAuthor.com with "Dear Jane" in the subject matter.

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Dear Jane: Unless I am missing something, it does not appear that I can buy e-books from the eHarlequin bookstore for my iPod Touch. Instead I have to wait a full month for the books to show up on Fictionwise. Any chance Harlequin is developing an app? Or can I use one of the formats already available?

 - Phyl

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Dear Phyl,


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Dangerous Women Fight Breast Cancer

BY admin, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK

Join the fight against breast cancer. The authors of the Dangerous Women Writing blog have come up with a way for you to help eradicate breast cancer.

When author Jennifer Haymore was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her fellow authors and bloggers on Dangerous Women Writing for help. Haymore asked that the women create a way for people to donate money to support the fight.

The authors Dawn Halliday, Cynthia Eden, Caridad Pineiro, Donna Grant and Lisa Renee Jones quickly started a store where the proceeds go to helping end breast cancer.

Want to participate? You can visit their store for merchandise or support their efforts with a link on your website, blog or Facebook page.

Visit the store >>

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance
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Kelly Meding To Continue Her Urban Fantasy Series

BY Whitney Sullivan, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Kelly Meding, author of Three Days To Dead, has just signed a deal with Dell to continue the Evy Stone series through book four. The series starter, Three Days To Dead, is "a thrilling urban fantasy full of desperate humans and menacing evil" with "impressive" world-building.

For atleast three more books, the recently reanimated Evy Stone will continue policing the Dregs, the non-humang population of her city. Medding shares that Evy will have "alot of growing up to do" as she works to keep the Dregs' existence a secret from the city's human population. Fans can expect to see familiar faces as well as what Meding calls "a lot of shifts in the power dynamics between the various races." And the author warns, expect Evy's romantic life to "take an unexpected turn."


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Cindy Spencer Pape Sees The Possibilites Of Her City

BY admin, JUNE 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

On June 7th, Harlequin launched their new e-book arm, Carina Press. Cindy Spencer Pape's Motor City Fae is one of the new e-books from Carina Press. We gave it a *WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW* and asked Pape for an insider's look at her fantasy series. Pape shares how she knew Motor City Fae could have easily been titled "Detroit: Fae City" ...

When people think about settings for romance, Detroit is one of the last cities to come to mind. My hometown has a rough reputation, and much of it is earned. When I was dreaming up my Urban Arcana series of paranormal romances, though, I never thought twice about using Detroit as the home for elves, witches, werewolves and more. So why is the Motor City such a perfect backdrop?

 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, E-Book, Science Fiction
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Infinity By Sherrilyn Kenyon Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The urban fantasy takes place within the world of Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. But, Infinity begins a prequel series called Chronicles of Nick. This new series follows teenage Nick Gautier to trace how this human became involved with the mythical Dark-Hunters.

RT Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith says of Infinity, "that part of Nick’s future destiny is already known adds poignancy to this exciting tale as past, present and potential futures collide. The imagination of Kenyon is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit!"


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