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A Very Special Silent Auction In Support Of The Australian Flood Relief Fund

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

When disaster strikes, the romance reader community always rises to the occasion. The most recent offer to help those in need has been taken up by the Australian Romance Readers Association. The ARRA is hosting a very special silent auction to help raise money for the relief fund for those affected by the massive flooding in Queensland, Australia.

In the beginning of January, floodwaters ripped through 75% of Queensland destroying an area twice the size of the state of Texas. The rushing waters killed several and affected thousands more, leaving people without homes or possessions. 


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A Very Scottish Setting

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Inspirational author Michael Phillips shares a behind the scenes look at the setting of his novel, Angel Harp. Discover how a friend's spooky experience inspired the Scottish Castle that plays a role in the author's newest tale!


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The New Fallen Angels

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month bestselling author Anne Stuart takes on a new pseudonym to conquer the paranormal romance genre. Stuart, writing as Kristina Douglas, has created a series full of fallen angels, dead girls and an evil that just won't quit. Go behind the scenes of Raziel in this exclusive interview with the author.

RT BOOK REVIEWS: What do you find most intriguing about fallen angels?

Kristina Douglas: I love the paradox of perfect beauty and the cruelties of life. Of golden creatures brought low by human needs and struggling to make peace with their sacred and profane desires.

RT: How many times did you need to read the Bible in order to work out the events in your story?


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Author Interview: Peter V. Brett

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Fantasy author Peter V. Brett's new novella, "Brayan's Gold", has just been released. In this in-depth author interview Brett reveals the backstory to his Demon Cycle series with RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus. Discover how the series was affected by the 9/11 terror attacks, what drives the series and get a special look at several of the main characters in the series!

Peter V. Brett introduces his Demon Cycle Series

Peter V. Brett talks about the "human" side of his stories  >>

Peter V. Brett on the artwork for his "Brayan's Gold" novella >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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Forewords - Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

With our new 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!

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES 

Paranormal - Shannon K. Butcher has just sold the next three books in her Sentinel Wars series published by NAL. 

Urban Fantasy - Pocket has just purchased books 5 and 6 of Adrian Phoenix's popular series The Maker's Song. 

Young Adult - Readers will get an additional title to Gena Showalter’s series Intertwined. The author will also release Alice In Zombieland, the first in a series featuring a teen girl who wakes up after an accident and realizes the world has become overrun by zombies. 


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WIN A COMIC BOOK CONTRACT AT THIS YEAR'S RT CONVENTION

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Attention Aspiring Authors, Graphic Artists and Graphic Novel Lovers, enter Sea Lion Books LLC's contest for a new comic book contract to be awarded to one attendee at this year's RT Convention!

Sea Lion Books is the publishing house that has produced the graphic novels of such recognizable authors as P.C. Cast and Richelle Mead. Now the publisher behind such great works is giving away a one-shot comic contract to a lucky attendee at the RT BOOK LOVERS CONVENTION in L.A., April 6-10, 2011. Your project could be the next great graphic novel success! 

 
     

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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 2/1/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

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


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RT Exclusive: Laura Moore's Radcliffe Sisters Discuss Jordan's New Man

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Laura Moore's contemporary western Rosewood Trilogy is equally driven by the Radcliffe sisters' relationships with each other and the romances that these women find along the way. This month the series second, Believe in Me, features the middle sister Jordan who must learn to love again. In honor of the Radcliffe's special bond, the author shares an RT-exclusive scene between Margot and Jade. And then don't miss your chance to meet Jordan's new man in the excerpt of Believe in Me at the end of this post.


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WEEKLY WEB WRAP UP 1/28/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 28, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week facing Danger in the Desert?

Here's what you missed on the RT site.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Go inside the Gilded Age of Laura Lee Guhrke’s new novel. Read the Excerpt >>

MYSTERY: Carol K. Carr’s heroine, India Black, is a tart-tongued brothel owner! Check Her Out >>

EROTICA: Learn how Kate Pearce keeps the details of her series straight. Read More >>

MAINSTREAM: Donna Ball’s heroine picks up the pieces after happily-ever-after fails. Find Out Why >>

INSPIRATIONAL: Which author was inspired by Lori Wick’s tales? Discover Who >>


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A Heroine's Profile

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 28, 2011 | PERMALINK

Isabel Sharpe reveals her heroine's dating dilemma, and the unique solution that Candy comes up with in this month's series romance, Turn Up the Heat!

Have you ever tried to write an online dating profile? I have. It’s not easy, especially when you’re not a person with simple moods and tastes. Here’s what mine could be like:


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