Author Anna Campbell has a saucy proposition ...
I’m delighted to be here at the RT Blog! Really, I mean delighted (yeah, I’m still glowing from that Top Pick review for My Reckless Surrender in the June edition. Who wouldn’t be?).
My Reckless Surrender was released on May 25th from Avon. It’s the story of a dangerous seduction in late Regency London.
You might think that if you had magic, your power would be unlimited. You could do or achieve anything. But I tend to disagree. I think magic would have to come with rules and regulations. And limits. Things you can and cannot do, or wouldn’t want to.
Author Nnedi Okorafor discusses the way this novel grabbed her imagination and refused to let go...
So, I’ve written this novel titled Who Fears Death. A woman named Onyesonwu (which means "Who Fears Death" in the Nigerian language of Igbo) materialized in my head and she started telling me a most incredible story. Any writer who hears a good story will write it down. I’m no different.
When I consider Who Fears Death, I realize this woman’s voice rose from an unheard collective voice shouting at me from the “Dark Continent”. That is why I feel this post-apocalyptic science fiction/fantasy/magical realist novel is as much a piece of African Literature as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
Author Annie Nicholas doesn't hold her punches when it comes to putting her characters in life-threatening situations. But it's all for a greater good ...
Our destination was a mystery to me. As a rule, the bait never gets informed. Basically, it's a need-to-know relationship and a safeguard.
HELP WANTED: Fast, nimble, and intelligent young person to be used as vampire bait. High risk job but well compensated with pay and benefits. Travel the world, all expenses paid. Passport a must, clean record not necessary, no education requirements, and fighting skills a bonus. Contact Red at 555-1212. Humanity needs you.
I snorted at the thought. Getting groped, chased, and then enthralled by vamps were not my idea of benefits. However, when a plan worked and a vampire got dusted, it made up for all the other stuff.
In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.
More than a century later, humanity struggles in the desert Wasteland. The solar radiation rendered most women infertile, and the population dwindles more with each year that passes. Scattered up and down coasts, isolated cities eke out an existence from fishing, foraging and hunting for what little game is left. Outside the city walls, men face the threat of pirates and raiders.
Few women remain, divided into four classes — Whores, Breeders, Priestesses and Wanderers. They are as reviled as they are worshipped, a commodity any man must pay to touch. To touch a Whore, a man must sacrifice his riches. To touch a Breeder, a man must sacrifice his freedom. To touch a Priestess, a man must be chosen by the gods. And to touch a Wanderer may end up costing him his life.
There is only one rule in the Wasteland — survive.
Guest Blogger Eden Bradley
Here are just a few of the things you will find in the July issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine:
Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to e-books. No question is too simple or too mundane.
What eReader is best for me?
For RT BOOK REVIEWS second Seal of Excellence recipient, the editors choose Moonshine by Alaya Johnson. This tale set in 1920s New York is a seamless blend of historical romance and urban fantasy. If you are only going to read one book this month, our staff agrees you should take a chance on Johnson.
RT BOOK REVIEWS and Kensington’s Brava division are proud to bring you "Writing With the Stars" a writing competition that will offer one lucky Aspiring Author a publishing deal!
Ten contestants will compete through five rounds of judging. The contestants will be mentored by a Brava author who will help the contestants’ manuscripts become the best they can be. Each of the rounds will include comments from celebrity judges from the romance blogsphere. Those picked to compete will get their own webpage on the Brava Authors blog and the RT website. And the winner of Writing With the Stars will get a publishing contract with Brava.
Each prospective contestant must have completed 80,000 - 90,000 word manuscript in any romance genre (contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and paranormal) with a sensuality tone that matches the Brava line.
Entries will be accepted from July 1st to July 15, 2010 and only the first 500 participants will be considered.
To enter, e-mail a Word document attachment of your complete manuscript, a two-to-seven page synopsis and a cover letter to: Marketing@Kensingtonbooks.com. The subject line of your email must be “Brava Contest.”