Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
The May issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon, and here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading ...
Alyson Noel gives readers a glimpse inside her new paranormal series starter, Fated. Molly Harper interviews Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris. And Lauren Dane talks about going both ways: publishing traditionally and doing it on her own. Meanwhile, we investigate the boundaries in teen fiction, profile the final Mr. Romance and take a look at which self-published books should be on your TBR list. Aspiring authors can get tips on author branding from Carina Press' Angela James and get some inside information on how to work as part of a collective brand. Then, find out the latest news about 2012 RT Booklovers Convention — and get an update about 2013's convention!
There's all this and more between the pages of the May 2012 issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS. You can also SUBSCRIBE NOW and get access to RT's Bonus Content coming next week. Until then, here's a sneak peek at the May issue's Table of Contents!
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!
NEW SERIES ALERT
Historical Romance - If you can’t get enough of highlander heroes, be sure to check out the new trilogy coming from Juliette Miller. The author kicks off the series with Clan Mackenzie, and we can’t wait to meet what we’ve dubbed Miller’s brand of “bros with brogues.”
Young Adult - If you loved The Matrix and Napoleon Dynamite, not only do you have very diverse tastes, you're in good company. Author James Marshall is starting his new fantasy series, How to End Human Suffering, with Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies which features a teenage hero who is a little bit Neo and a little bit Napoleon. With the help of his alternative girlfriend and his ninja best friend, the story's protagonist is looking to take down a government of zombie overlords and change the world forever.
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Did you spend your whole week Engaging the Earl?
Here’s what you missed on the RT website.
This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover", their likenesses spotted on some March new releases. Check out who we found:
Forget a temptation of angels, this is a clear case of a temptation of Scarlett Johansson's beautiful features!
Author Laura Childs pens the Tea Shop series, treating readers to delightful, lighthearted mysteries featuring Theodosia Browning. This heorine is the crafty, clever owner of Indigo Tea Shop and in her spare time, she also happens to be an amateur sleuth. In the newest mystery, Agony of the Leaves, Theodosia stumbles onto the body of her ex-boyfriend, drowned in a tank at the local aquarium. The police think this is an accident, but she knows its murder. Today read an excerpt of this new release, and get the author's take on Theodosia's reaction to uncovering this aquatic crime.
From Agony of the Leaves, Chapter 1:
Theodosia clapped a hand to her mouth, horrified but unable to look away. Her rapidly darting eyes took in the entire bizarre scene of a man gently bobbing in the huge aquarium tank, hopelessly entwined in some kind of net. His facial expression was a death grimace. Then, a floating, almost disembodied hand seemed to slowly rise up and scratch tentatively at the glass.
Oh no! Please, no!
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 this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee.
Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
With so many highly-rated multicultural romances available this month, we’ve created a quiz to help you figure out which new release is right for you. Are you the type of reader who craves mystery and an alpha hero, or is an edgy drama more your speed? Take our quiz to discover which new title you should pick up. With such a great selection, there’s no such thing as a wrong answer!
I like a book that is filled with:
A) Drama, drama, drama!
B) Workplace intrigue
C) Real world issues
D) Serious obstacles to overcome
E) Mystery and intrigue
What type of romantic relationships do you like best?:
A) Second chance romance
B) Friends to lovers
C) Rocky start stories
D) A perfectly matched pair
E) Love at first sight
How would you describe your favorite kind of heroine?:
A) Driven and determined
B) Smart and sassy
C) Bad girl heiress
D) Down, but not out
E) Savvy and talented
I love a hero that has:
A) A bit of an edge
B) His life together
C) A big heart
D) A protective nature
E) Alpha attitude, all the way!
The perfect amount of heat in any story is:
A) A five-alarm fire!
B) Campfire-style, keep me cozy and warm
C) A slowly building blaze
This week, RT Reviewers Janine and Dawn are Dishing about Taking a Shot, the third book in Jaci Burton’s phenomenally popular Play-By-Play series. After readers devoured Mick and Gavin’s tales, little sister Jenna Riley finally gets her story. A wild child at heart, Jenna has had her share of previous relationships, but nothing compares to the undeniable feelings she has for hockey star Tyler Anderson. Read on to find out what our reviewers thought of this hot erotic romance novel.
Janine: I loved getting to know Jenna, the manager at her family’s bar. She has a quick wit and is always ready to have fun and laugh. She is exactly the type of person I like to hang out with!
Anna Campbell’s historical romances have earned her a sterling reputation. For many readers Campbell’s books are auto-buys, and that’s certain true for several of the romance lovers here at RT!
RT’s Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin perfectly captures Campbell’s charms when she said of the author’s latest novel, the RT Top Pick! Midnight’s Wild Passion, “It isn’t just the sensuality she weaves into her story that makes Campbell a fan favorite, it’s also her strong, three-dimensional characters, sharp dialogue and deft plotting. Campbell intuitively knows how to balance the key elements of the genre and give readers an irresistible, memorable read.”