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Smart Chicks Kick It in Phoenix/Scottsdale

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

YA author Alyson Noël takes us behind the scenes of the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ stops on the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour. Learn how Noël got involved with the tour, take a look at photos from the night and find out where you can catch these authors next!

Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong asked me to join them on the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour over lunch.

They were at a restaurant, I was at home, sitting at my desk with the phone clutched to my ear, feeling more than a little star struck to be talking to two authors whose work I admire so much.

Of course, the answer came easy—an enthusiastic, yes! And after months of their diligent planning and organizing and scheduling and last minute finagling, it’s been a blast to see their vision come to life.


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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 9/21/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

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


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For The Love Of A Brother...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

In this month's The Vengeful Bridegroom, author Kit Donner traps her latest historical heroine, Madelene, in a marriage of convenience — her brother's convenience! Madeline must wed a stranger to save her brother, but the arrangement is only supposed to be for one month ... Get Madelene's take on her unfortunate situation and then learn what the author would do when faced with a similiar dilemma today. And don't miss the EXCERPT at the end of the post!


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Around The World In Fiction - Destination: Asia

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Jeannie Lin caught RT's attention with her debut novel, Butterfly Swords. This author's October release takes place in medieval Asia. Now the author answers RT's questions about what inspired her to set her novel in a locale that may be new to historical romance fans. Can't wait to check it out? You can get a taste of the world in The Taming of Mei Lin, the author's e-book novella which is available now. 

RT: For Butterfly Swords, which came first, the story or the setting?


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Paranormal Fans - Start Your Voting!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Good news for paranormal fans - five authors have joined forces to create what Random House is calling the "first fan-driven, multi-author, chain story e-book" to come out of one of the major publishing houses. 

The story, A Glimpse of Darkness, will be co-written by Lara Adrian, Kelly Meding, Stacia Kane, Lucy A. Snyder and Harry Connolly. The authors will each be responsible for a segment of the tale that follows a djinn's daughter who is attempting to save her father's life.

Even better news? With A Glimpse of Darkness, you will have the opportunity to vote on the direction that the story takes at Suvudu.com

The best news? The short story begins today! 


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Video Interview: Sabrina Jeffries

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK
Author Sabrina Jeffries is interviewed by RT's Web Editor Whitney Sullivan. The author's latest release, A Hellion In Her Bed, is the second in the historical series, Hellions Of Halstead Hall. Now Jeffries shares what prompted her to write a series about siblings, who inspired the sassy series matriarch and which "clash of worlds" from the author's own experience she wove into A Hellion In Her Bed!

Sabrina Jeffries Goes Behind The Scenes Of Her Hellions Of Halstead Hall Series >>

Jeffries On The Hero of A Hellion In Her Bed And What's Coming Next >>


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Author Interview With Ridley Pearson

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Mystery author Ridley Pearson has his hands full juggling four series for readers across all ages. And this month, in his latest release, In Harm's Way, the author brings together the heroes of his two adult series. RT's Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan tracked Pearson down to ask about his newest thriller, his rock band and the author's busy schedule.

Whitney Sullivan: For your latest novel, you put both of your crime-solving heroes, Fleming and Boldt, In Harm’s Way. What was something unexpected about bringing these men together? 


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WEEKLY WEB WRAP UP 9/17/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your week trapped with this delicious combination: Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.


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Young Adult Top Picks Giveaway

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

To celebrate the unprecedented SIX YA top picks of September, RT is giving you a chance to get your hands on these coveted novels in this awesome giveaway. Five lucky winners will receive a prize pack of this entire six book collection! 


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Go In-Depth With August's Seal Of Excellence Winner: Mary Robinette Kowal

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

Mary Robinette Kowal's debut novel has been awarded RT's fifth Seal of Excellence. Kowal, a highly respected puppeteer and vocal actor, wowed RT editors with Shades of Milk and Honey, a Regency England-set fantasy. The book seamlessly blends historical fiction with fantasy to create a novel in the same vein as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott with one small addition - magic. In this interview, RT goes behind the scenes of Shades of Milk and Honey to learn how Kowal got into the "Jane Austen frame of mind." And don't miss the exclusive hidden extra that Kowal shares from Shades of Milk and Honey and the author's look ahead at the story's sequel, Glamour In Glass.


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