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Video Interview: Julie Kagawa

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today RT's Morgan takes readers behind the scenes of YA author Julie Kagawa's popular Iron Fey series. Discover how Kagawa's fey are similar (and different) to their human brethren and which famous author influenced their creation. The author also tells readers what they can expect next from the series. (Hint: This is Meghan and Ash's final tale, but you can find out who will take over the leading role in this interview.) The video has all of this and more — just in time to get you up to speed for the new adventure releasing today The Iron Knight!

Julie Kagawa And Her Iron Fey >>

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Author Interview: Jami Alden Chats About Her Hard-Hitting Romantic Suspense Series

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

Romantic suspense author Jami Alden captured our attention with her series starter, Beg For Mercy. (You can find out why RT's Morgan and Whitney both loved the story here.) Now the author is treating readers to Sean Flynn's story, in this month's Hide From Evil. Today, discover why Sean and Krista face an unusually rocky romance, what's next for Alden's cast of characters and where the author turns for the inspiration for her gritty romantic suspense stories!

RT BOOK REVIEWS: You really took on an almost insurmountable task with Hide From Evil. To say your hero and heroine have a problematic relationship is a HUGE understatement. So tell us, how does one go about forgiving the person who unjustly put them on death row?


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Introducing Adam, Jacquelyn Frank's Latest Nightwalker!

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling paranormal author Jacquelyn Frank takes readers behind the scenes of her latest Nightwalker installment, Adam. Discover what makes Adam an ideal hero, who the most important people in his life are and when you can get your hands on his tale!

Hello my beautiful friends and devotees of the Nightwalker World! I know, I know! It’s been so long since you’ve heard from this series! Three years since Noah, in fact, if I am counting correctly. Sigh. I didn’t mean to leave you hanging (lie) so long. And it really wasn’t so long (lie) if you think about it because I did write the Shadowdwellers series, which is a race of Nightwalkers and did advance the Nightwalker World plot. (Technicality.)


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY , OCTOBER 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!

AUTO-BUY AUTHOR

Erotica – Looking for a story that sizzles? Keep your eyes open for Maya Banks’ upcoming Sweet series spin-offs. Although no titles have been announced yet, readers can expect at least three installments coming from the talented author.

Mystery – RT’s Seal of Excellence winner Carol McCleary will continue her popular series that follows reporter Nelly Bly at the turn of the century. Digging for Murder takes Nelly to Mexico on the hunt for some rumored Aztec gold but it isn’t long before she stumbles across a mysterious murder that demands her attention as well.

NEW SERIES ALERT


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Jeaniene Frost & Lynsay Sands Scavenger Hunt - HUGE GIVEAWAY!

BY , OCTOBER 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

LIVE DEBATE 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EST): OLD SCHOOL VAMPIRES OR NEW-AGE FANGERS — WHICH DO YOU PREFER? 

GIVEAWAY: One commenter will win a $50 gift card and the complete Avon backlists of Jeaniene Frost and Lynsay Sands' supernatural tales.

Join us in the debate of whether the mythology of the traditional, Dracula-like vampires are best or if the technology driven stories of today's vamps get your attention. Pick your side before this week's release of the holiday anthology The Bite Before Christmas. Bestselling authors Jeaniene Frost and Lynsay Sands each write a story about their vampires — one uses old school techniques, the other embraces new mythos. Want to learn more about each author's series? Check out our quick guide below. And after reading about the stories, make sure to comment in order to enter into our HUGE GIVEAWAY. 


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Video Interview: Kim Harrison On Her Rachel Morgan Series — With Giveaway!

BY , OCTOBER 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Kim Harrison is best known for her urban fantasy series about the bounty hunting witch Rachel Morgan, and her supernatural friends and foes. Tomorrow readers can take a peek behind the scenes of Rachel's story with The Hollows Insider. But at Comic Con 2011, RT's Morgan got a chance to chat with the author about why it was the right time to write this series guide — and took an early look at the next novel in Rachel's story, A Perfect Blood, before its February release date. And don't miss your chance to win your own copy of The Hollows Insider at the end of this interview!

Kim Harrison On The Hollows >>

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: One lucky reader will win a copy of The Hollows Insider series guide. To enter leave a comment below telling us one thing that you would like to know about the series! The winner will be announced on November 1.

BLOG UPDATE 11/1/2011: And the winner is ... Christopher Kaylor


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/21/2011

BY , OCTOBER 21, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week In Bed with the Opposition?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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PARANORMAL MONTH

We've added five new titles to our giant giveaway! Enter To Win >>

Whitney & Elisa Dish about Lia Habel's zombie-filled debut. Take A Taste >>

New author Sabrina Benulis answers our questions. Learn About Archon >>

It's a "tale as old as time" for Nalini Singh's upcoming Nocturne. Get Morgan's Take >>

Catch up with Patricia Briggs at her fictional heroine. What's Next For Mercy Thompson? >>

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Author Interview: Jeaniene Frost On Her New Anthology

BY , OCTOBER 21, 2011 | PERMALINK

Just in time for Halloween, two of the top names in vampire romance are releasing an anthology. The Bite Before Christmas features stories from Jeaniene Frost and her Night Huntress characters Cat and Bones and Lynsay Sands is back with her Argeneau vampires. If you need to get caught up with both series, make sure to meet us on the RT Daily Blog on Monday at 2:00 when we will be giving away both authors’ Avon book backlists along with a $50 gift card. While you wait, we decided to give you a taste of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world with this interview between RT's Morgan and the author that took place during last week’s Comic Con.

Morgan Doremus: You are best known for your Night Huntress series featuring Cat and Bones. Readers who have been following this couple's story were surprised (and thrilled) to learn that you will be expanding the series from seven to nine books, not to mention the story that we see in next week’s The Bite Before Christmas. Why the expansion?


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Nalini Singh's Lord Of The Abyss - A True Beauty And The Beast Tale

BY Morgan Doremus, OCTOBER 21, 2011 | PERMALINK

My favorite scene from a Disney movie is at the end of Beauty and the Beast when the curse is lifted and the beast is transformed back to his true self. Belle takes one look at the handsome prince, doesn’t recognize him and she starts to turn away. But then their gazes meet and Belle knows she is indeed looking into the eyes of her one true love. 

Honestly, I’ve always been amazed that such a romantic scene takes place in a film that also stars a singing teapot and dancing candlestick.

Although it is only a cartoon, Beauty and the Beast captures one of the most enduring of all human needs — to be loved for your inner beauty rather than outward appearance. It can be difficult enough to try to recognize the person you are suppose to be with, adding a disfigurement on top of that just makes finding true love that much more challenging.


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Whitney & Elisa Dish: Lia Habel's Dearly, Departed

BY , OCTOBER 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Zombies, futuristic inventions and kidnappings, oh my! This month's paranormal YA novel Dearly, Departed, by debut author Lia Habel, is full of all this and more. Get a look at Habel's captivating world, and her unsusual heroine, in today's special guest Dish!

Whitney: I’ll be the first to say it, this is a big book. I refused to put this book down as I was reading it — I even walked through the streets of Brooklyn with my nose between its pages! Although the story clocks in at 471 pages, it feels like you are involved in the story for much longer.

Elisa: It’s not a pick-up, put-down type of reading situation, Habel discusses heavy issues like race and segregation, conspiracies, fringe science and what makes someone human.

Whitney: And she skilfully weaves all of it into a really compelling story about zombies and the human race’s fight for survival. Habel just throws you into her world and and says, “Sink or swim!” Luckily, her worldbuilding is so good you’ll be swimming in no time, even if this is your first steampunk-esque story.


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