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Creating The Cover: Chelsea Fine's Perfect Kind Of Trouble

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

While a great book can make us feel all the feels, a great cover can do the same, especially if it's super romantic, super cute and features a super hot guy. And guess what — Chelsea Fine's cover for Perfect Kind of Trouble is, well, perfect. Today, Chelsea's editor Megha Parekh takes us behind the scenes and shares the inside scoop on creating the cover. Take a look:

Hi everyone!

I’m Chelsea Fine’s editor here at Forever romance, and I thought it would be fun to give all of you a little bit of inside scoop on the creation of a cover — in particular the cover for Chelsea Fine’s Perfect Kind of Trouble, available June 2014.


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On the Shelves: 6/10/14

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance

STORMY PERSUASION

"The Malorys are back at sea! This is the story Malory pirate fans have been waiting for, and this consummate storyteller doesn’t disappoint."


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June's Mystery Releases Bite The Big Apple

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Many people escape to the Big Apple to chase their dreams and fill their lives with bright lights and rich culture. But every city has a dark side and in this month’s Mystery overview, New York is center stage for some chilling cases.

In Linda Fairstein’s Terminal City, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is called in to solve a string a murders where the victims are found with a strange mark on their bodies. Her search for answers leads her to an underground city beneath Grand Central Terminal. Meanwhile, All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke introduces readers to NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan, who are tasked with examining evidence to see whether or not the original trial for a murder was tainted.


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Tara Sue Me's Guide To Avoiding A Publishing Contract Disaster

BY Elisa Verna, JUNE 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Photo of author Tara Sue MeI met erotic romance author Tara Sue Me for the first time at this year's RT Convention. She's delightful, but a story she told me about a horrible publishing contract she signed years ago (and was still recently dealing with) wasn't so much. So I urged her to share her contract advice for aspiring and published authors. If you're looking to sell your writing, read Tara's advice before you sign anything!

In a prior life, before I became a full-time author, I worked in the Pharmaceutical industry in contracts. Though I’m not a lawyer, I wrote contracts, negotiated contracts, and, more times than should be necessary, terminated contracts. I’m a read-the-tiny-print kind of a girl. A don’t-tell-me-put-it-in-writing business sort.

As an author, I’ve signed a few contracts. I’ve signed with a small epublisher, with a large media company, and with a Big Five publisher. As those of you who have done the same know, contracts can be anywhere from two pages to OMG, DO I HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE THING?


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Tags: Aspiring Authors, RT Daily Blog, Erotica
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Five Books Karen White Can't Do Without

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Karen White's June release, A Long Time Gone — about a woman who returns home only to become tangled up in a murder-mystery, earned a rare Gold rating from RT reviewer Debbie Haupt, a rating that typically indicates that a book has earned a spot on that reviewers keeper shelf. So we decided to ask the author which books she keeps coming back to. Below are five of the books Karen White just can't do without.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I still have stiff thumbs from holding this book open while I pushed my two children on swings at the park. All day. To the point that they were asking to go home because it was getting dark and they were hungry. It transported me to a different place and time, to a different world where I knew these characters like family, and felt their hurts as if they were my own. Beautiful writing, mesmerizing characters, a blazing romance, and a page-turning plot makes this book #1 on my keeper shelf.

Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 09, 2014 | 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!

DEBUT AUTHOR

Mainstream - Technology takes a backseat in Elyssa Friedland’s Love and Miss Communication, which stars a hot-shot attorney who turns off her Smartphone to focus on the real connections in her life. Friendship and love blossom in this charming debut.

CONTINUING SERIES

Series Romance - RT Reviewers' Choice Award winner Yahrah St. John will continue the reader-favorite Drayson family series with a new installment in 2016!

PIQUING OUR INTEREST


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 6/6/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 06, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week looking for A Bride for the Black Sheep Brother?

Here's what you missed on the RT site!

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Find your new favorite book with our suggestions! Keep Reading >>

EROTICA: Elisa talks cheating in books. What Are Your Thoughts? >>

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: When should and shouldn't the hero and heroine have sex? Find Out >>


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 06, 2014 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling our favorite Tweets. 

This week we dedicate Tweethearts to everyone who says that authors are "just like us."   


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It's My Life, I'll Read What I Want To: A Response to Ruth Graham

BY DJ DeSmyter, JUNE 06, 2014 | PERMALINK

As a twenty-two-year-old young adult man who's been reading and loving YA literature since I was twelve, I receive my fair share of unwanted and unnecessary judgement from others, especially since I read romance. I appreciate getting laughed at and told it’s not “manly” to read the books I love almost as much as I love being asked why I was adopted or if I can see out of my “squinty eyes”. So when Ruth Graham, a writer for the online magazine Slate, wrote this article, claiming "Adults should feel embarrassed about reading literature written for children", I was more than a little upset.


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Confession: I Don't Mind Cheating In Romance

BY Elisa Verna, JUNE 05, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last week Mandi from Smexy Books blogged about how she can't stand emotional and physical cheating in romances. Specifically when the character doing the cheating is still with their significant other for the majority of the book. I know a lot of romance readers who can't stand cheating and I totally get it. Cheating is terrible in real life, so why should someone be ok with it in a story? And there are definitely situations in which a character should come clean about their cheating sooner than they do.

  


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