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Web Exclusive Review: Shotgun Rider By Maggie Casper

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Maggie Casper headed to the wild west to for her latest historical erotica e-book, Shotgun Rider

RT Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan read Shotgun Rider and called it "a good read for historical erotica romance fans!"

Whitney enjoyed the way the characters moved the story forward. "Will's dominant sexual nature lends itself well to the BDSM play while Penny's spunky nature keeps the plot full of excitement outside of the bedroom."

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Mary Kay Andrews Opens Her Doors In Better Homes And Gardens Magazine

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Mainstream author Mary Kay Andrews is in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!

The article features a photo spread of the author's family beach cottage, The Breeze Inn, on Tybee Island in Georgia. Andrews also wrote the story that runs alongside the spread.

Andrews' latest release, The Fixer Upper, is now available in paperback. Reader PJ Writer suggests, "If you loved the novels featuring Weezie and Bebe, you will love this cottage!" So don't miss the chance to sneak a peek into the world of Andrews' characters which have come to life on Tybee Island. 


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Liz Fielding Goes Wild!

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Liz Fielding chats about how spending the 1970s in Bostwana inspired her latest novel, A Wedding At Leopard Tree Lodge.


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Elizabeth Amber Is Writing Under The Influence

BY admin, MAY 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

Elizabeth Amber shares the affect of "When Art Influences Writing" and how her trip to Italy didn't just inspire a series, it "sparked" her Lords of Satyr series!


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Sherry Thomas Reflects On Secret Identities

BY admin, MAY 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Sherry Thomas reflects on the thought "I never knew that about you" in honor of her May release, His At Night.

 

This past Saturday I scrolled through the available titles at the Red Box nearest my house and was thrilled to discover that they had in stock The September Issue, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the production of the September 2008 issue of Vogue magazine (the September issue being the most important issue in any given year).

I don’t read Vogue — my fashion tastes aren’t that haute. But I have certainly heard of Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, often described as the most powerful woman in the $300 billion fashion industry. Moreover, I can easily identify her — with her trademark bob and her shades — in a line-up.

Ms. Wintour is well aware of her power and unhesitant about using it. I find her slightly scary and downright fascinating — so of course I relished The September Issue, filled with scene after scene of La Wintour being La Wintour.


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It Is Time To Talk Books - WITH GIVEAWAY!

BY admin, MAY 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

You know what we read each month, so now it’s your turn to tell us what you are reading now. Let us into your world with our Let’s Talk Books feature! You can enter your own message or just stop by to see what everyone else has been in the middle of.

Here’s what to do:

    1.    Log into RT BOOK REVIEWS
    2.    Go To Book Home. (Let’s Talk Books is on the left side of the page.)
    3.    Type in a subject
    4.    Tell us what you’re reading!
    5.    Hit Save

Tell us what you are in the middle of reading, which book you couldn’t put down or which one had you scared to shut off the lights at night.

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*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Three readers will be chosen to win books from RT BOOK REVIEWS. To be considered you must enter a message in "Let's Talk Books" before 12:01 am on May 26th. The winners will be announced on this blog post, so check back on Wednesday, May 26th.


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Allison van Diepen Comes Clean

BY admin, MAY 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Allison Van Diepen shares how her unique teenage experience inspired her latest YA novel, The Oracle of Dating.


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The Cats Win The Day!

BY admin, MAY 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

We here at the RT offices are riffing on a Cat Fancy vibe this sunny Friday afternoon, as we selected winners of our White Cat contest, which ran in our May issue.

Winners will get a copy of Holly Black's new series starter, White Cat, out now from Margaret K. McElderry, and one grand prize winner will receive a signed advanced review copy from Black herself. And since Black adopted a -- you guessed it -- white cat while writing the book, and also because we are totally cat crazy, we got readers to send in pictures of their cats as contest entries. The only problem? It was basically impossible to pick our favorite cats as winners! We love all your cats! They're all adorable and cat-astic. Thanks for participating, everyone.

Runner up #5 Bandit (left) and Spot


Runner up #4 Pursey
(Pursey looks just like a baby version of our office cat, Dylan!)


Runner up #3 Matilda


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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L.J. MCDONALD ON CREATING THE WORLD OF THE SYLPHS

BY admin, MAY 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author L.J. McDonald gives a behind the scenes look at the world building she's becoming known for.


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TESSA DARE KNOWS WHERE TO GO - CHECK OUT HER TOP SIX HISTORICAL RESEARCH WEBSITES

BY admin, MAY 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Tessa Dare is no stranger to the research necessary for historical romance. In addition to her "Pros on Prose" article on the topic in June's RT, Dare shares her top six historical research websites!

In this month’s issue, I contributed a “Pros on Prose” article about the joys and struggles of research when writing historical romance. There are many wonderful resources available online, including historical archives and entire libraries of scanned texts.

If you’re interested in researching early 19th century England, here are a few of my favorite starting places:


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