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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 28, 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 AUTHORS

Mystery - Norwegian thriller author Jo Nesbo has created a loyal audience around the world with his Harry Hole thriller novels. And fans can mark their calendars, the series’ ninth novel Phantom and a tenth — still untitled — tale are slated to hit stores during 2013.

Fantasy - In Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, the upcoming novel from the prolific Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril must unravel a plot to steal the famous Barrayaran treasures and decide if his feelings for a young woman from a disgraced family are worth pursuing. We are looking forward to discovering the good Captain’s fate when we get our hands on the 2012 title.

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES


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Celebrate Thanksgiving With New Reads And Black Friday Deals — With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

No matter if you celebrate Thanksgiving surrounded by family or have a quiet night at home, we hope you have a happy holiday! In true book lover style, one of the things we’re giving thanks for is the great stack of upcoming releases that will be on shelves this season. And as our way of saying thanks to all of you — we’re giving you the opportunity to win some of them!

We've selected a handful of some of the best soon-to-be released titles to share with one lucky reader. Simply comment below telling us what you're thankful for and you'll have the chance to win copies of the following books:

   
Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb Destiny by Carly Phillips

 


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Morgan & Elisa Dish: Three Sci Fi Side Dishes

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Just in time for the holidays, the RT web team is doing something a bit different for this week’s Dish. Instead of digging into one full length novel, Morgan and Elisa are sampling three short stories as Side Dishes. So what’s on the menu? First up is Cherie Priest’s “Wishbones”, a horrifying, monstrous tale. Then they move into Cassandra Clare’s tale of unrequited love in the steampunk short “Some Fortunate Future Day”. And finally is “Hello, Moto” by the incredible science fiction/fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor. After joining Morgan and Elisa on a trip through these otherworldly tales, you can give each a try since all three short stories are FREE online reads.

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Morgan: I found Cherie Priest’s “Wishbones” to be a nod to classic horror stories. I mean, we’ve got a rural setting with unsuspecting victims and a giant monster.

Elisa: While the text did have a lot in common with a horror story, I thought that what set Priest's work apart from others was the multiple narratives. “Wishbones” takes place during two eras, present day and the 1860s during the Civil War.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In our new column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee.

Historical Romance

The French Maid by Sabrina Jeffries

Get It For Free >>

 

Contemporary Romance

My Man Pendleton by Elizabeth Bevarly

Get It For Free >>

 

Young Adult

Savor by Megan Duncan

Buy For $.99 >>

         


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On The Shelves Tuesday 11/22/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance

BRIDE OF THE NIGHT

"Graham merges two of her great passions, the Civil War and vampires, into a mesmerizing love story that is highly enjoyable reading."

TO WED A WILD LORD

"The strong sense of family, an integral part of the series, shines through as another Hellion finds unexpected love and Jeffries delivers another unforgettable romance."

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SIN

"Michaels delights in bringing readers her special touches of wit and heated passion and if a bit predictable this charming tale enchants and appeals to Michaels’ legion of fans."


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Extended Review: The Duke Is Mine by Eloisa James

BY Whitney Sullivan, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 | PERMALINK

Eloisa James is without a doubt one of my all-time favorite historical romance authors. James’ 2002 Enchanting Pleasures has a special spot on my keeper shelf, but she’s introduced me to so many other fantastic characters over the years, she could easily take up an entire shelf! I’ve lost my heart to her (thankfully redeemable) rakes, and adventured alongside her misfit heroines. So to say that I go into a new Eloisa James book with high expectations is an understatement. I go in with stratosphere expectations. 

For her third re-worked fairytale James takes on the classic story “The Princess and the Pea”. And although The Duke is Mine doesn’t hit shelves until late next month, I got a chance to check out a copy. And I am happy to report that the author’s upcoming novel more than meets my rigorous standards.


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 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 AUTHORS

Romantic Suspense - RT’s Whitney and Morgan absolutely adored the first two tales in Jami Alden’s gritty new series Beg For Mercy and Hide From Evil. So we were beyond thrilled to learn that we won’t just be getting one, but two more books about the characters that were part of the court case — and subsequent conviction — of the wrongfully accused Sean Flynn. 

Thriller - Bestselling author James Rollins teams up with Grant Blackwood for a new venture. The Tucker Wayne Series picks up where the popular Sigma Force tales left off. Fans will be thrilled to see more of the decorated Captain Tucker Wayne (and his war-dog) in 2013 and 2014.

NEW SERIES ALERT


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Video Interview: Colleen Coble

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | PERMALINK

We're spotlighting inspirational reads all throughout November and in today's video interview author Colleen Coble takes RT's Morgan behind the scenes of the writer's ongoing historical and contemporary series. Learn about what elements the modern day Texas-set Lonestar series shares with Coble's historical tales that take place at the turn of the century in Mercy Falls. (Hint: Think lots of romance and suspense!) And then discover how Colleen Coble crafted the challenge that faces the hero and heroine of her newest contemporary tale Lonestar Angel — and what fans can expect next.

Behind The Scenes With Colleen Coble >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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Magazine Extras: What We're Buying With Our Holiday Gift Cards

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | PERMALINK

Visions of gift cards are dancing in our heads here at RT, and in our January issue you’ll get a look at what books we'd like to redeem our holiday gift cards for. As you wait for your issue to arrive, here's a sneak peek of what we’re wishing for!

Oh my wish list is long! I’d love the new Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook, maybe two — one to share. I’d love a BIG B&N gift card for a new color Nook, the brand new Harry Bosch novel The Drop, Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich, V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton, Vigilante by Stephen J. Cannell, Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag, Gun Games by Faye Kellerman and probably many, many more I’m forgetting!

— Debbie Haupt, reviewer

I always ask for gift cards for Von Maur or Target. Never a bookstore. If I want a book or e-book I want it now, I don't want to want until I get a gift card! However, here are the books or e-books that I am looking forward to buying — Oh heck, maybe I should just ask my family for cash!


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 11/18/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week searching for a Camouflage Cowboy?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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INSPIRATIONAL MONTH

Anna Schmidt has a new Amish romance series. Meet Her Selfless Heroine >>

Robin Caroll shares a look at her January 2012 inspirational mystery. Sneak A Peek >>

Ginger Garrett puts her own spin on Samson. We're Holding Out For This Hero >>

Should supernatural and sci fi elements be in these reads? Find Out What One Author Thinks >>

Can't decide if you want to write for the Christian or secular market? Lori Copeland Has Some Advice >>

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