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Weekly Web Wrap Up 2/10/2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend the whole week eating Just Desserts?

Here's what you missed on the RT website:

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Jo Beverley on one of her favorite time periods. Discover The Georgian Era >>

YOUNG ADULT: Jennifer Lynn Barnes talks paranormal YA trends. What Does She Think? >>

PARANORMAL: Find out why you'll fall for Joey W. Hill's new hero. Get The Details >>


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Spoiled: Philippa Gregory On Her Debut YA Novel

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

Award winning author Philippa Gregory is best known for her entrancing historical fiction novels that take readers from the Tudor period in England through the 17th century, and beyond. This year, Gregory has the fourth in the Cousins' War releasing, however, fans will be thrilled to learn that the author is also embarking on a new adventure by publishing her debut Young Adult novel in May. Gregory's upcoming novel is a medieval-set story of adventure and romance. Today the author gives RT BOOK REVIEWS an exclusive look inside the story, introduces us to a few of the key characters and shares what it was like to write her first novel for a younger audience. 

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So the obvious first question is, when will your Young Adult series be set?

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What made this story a good fit for the YA market (as opposed to adult historical fiction/fiction)?


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Morgan And Whitney Dish: Anna Randol's A Secret in Her Kiss

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

This week Morgan and Whitney are Dishing about author Anna Randol’s debut romance novel A Secret In Her Kiss. The story sweeps readers to exotic Turkey in 1815, where academic heroine Mari Sinclair finds herself living in the middle of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Working with her father’s people, the British, and her mother’s people, the Greeks, Mari does a delicate balancing act as she secretly helps fight for Greek Independence by acting as a spy for the British. Her skilled artwork hides plans about the Ottoman encampments, but someone knows Mari’s secret and will do whatever it takes to quiet her for good. Enter, Major Bennett Prestwood, a dedicated soldier who has been forced to take on one last mission before returning home to England: protect Mari whatever the cost.

Morgan: I think what got my attention most about A Secret In Her Kiss is the fact that the book gives readers a very traditional romance in a very different way.


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 09, 2012 | 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 this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

Intentions of the Earl by Rose Gordon

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Project Daddy by Kate Perry

Buy For $2.51 >>

 

Young Adult

Sleepers by Megg Jensen

Buy For $.99 >>

         


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Video Interview: Marie Force

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Marie Force has created a following with her Fatal series, these e-books are one part mystery, one part romantic suspense and a whole lot of fun. Today the author shares an in-depth look at the series' continuing hero and heroine, Senator Nick and Lt. Sam, respectively. Readers have followed them throughout their high-profile relationship and into marriage over the course of the series. In the fourth Force novel, we get to see what happens after the couple says "I do." But before you download your own copy of Fatal Flaw, get the author's take on what types of things keep a relationship between a crime-solving senator and a police lieutenant fresh — and what's ahead for Sam and Nick — when the author chats with RT's Morgan in this week's video interview.


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There Is Something About Derek Stormwind From Something About Witches

BY Dawn Crowne, FEBRUARY 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

This week Joey W. Hill releases the first book in her new series Arcane Shot. The paranormal tale Something About Witches is generating a lot of buzz because of the flawed, yet empathetic characters as well as the unique world the author creates. This first book introduces Ruby Night Divine, a powerful witch with a tortured past and an uncertain future. Three years ago Ruby used the dark arts in order to send her lover Derek away. Now Derek Stormwind has returned and he is ready to take on anyone and anything to get Ruby back. But Ruby has crossed the line into black magic and there may be no getting free. So who is this man who hopes to rescue her? Here are ten facts about the hunky Derek that will help you see why he will be your next fictional crush.

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10. Derek is a Guardian sorcerer, which means he is kind of like a cop for the supernatural world. However, instead of using guns and handcuffs to take down the bad guys, he uses lightening from his fingertips (along with his killer right hook).


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Caught On The Cover: February 2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover," their likenesses spotted on some February new releases. Check out who we found:

 

We hope for this Tom Cruise double's sake, Undone Deeds won't be an impossible mission ...

     

 


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RT Exclusive: Sabrina Jeffries On How The Hellions Figure Into Her Next Series!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

Historical romance author Sabrina Jeffries has just wrapped up her popular Hellions of Halstead Hall series with the RT Top Pick! novel A Lady Never Surrenders. In this RT-exclusive interview, the author goes in-depth about the series finale and shares the very first look at how these beloved siblings will be showing up in her next series. 

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You have recently released A Lady Never Surrenders, the last in your Hellions of Halstead Hall series, and many fans consider you saving the best for last. Lady Celia, the youngest of the Sharpe siblings, is a very interesting character. What made you decide to give her the finale book?


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Rumor Has It: Will Amazon Be Opening Brick And Mortar Stores?

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

Word on the street is that the Internet giant Amazon is going … concrete. That’s right, the retail company that got us all used to shopping online will possibly be moving “off-line.”

Amazon is reportedly going to open a boutique-like bookstore in Seattle where they are based, says Good E-Reader blog. But don’t expect this to be a bookstore a la Barnes & Noble or the ghost of Borders past. Instead this will be a smaller, “boutique” buying experience. The new store is expected stock all of the Amazon e-readers, device accessories and the books released from Amazon’s exclusive publishing lines such as Montelake Romance, Thomas & Mercer and 47North.


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James Rollins Will Be At The 2012 RT Booklovers Convention!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

James Rollins is the bestselling author of the Sigma Force thrillers, a fast-paced series which will continue with this summer’s Bloodline. Rollins has also penned the Jake Ransom series for young readers and the novelized version of 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We are thrilled that this fantastic talent will be joining us at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention which will be held in Chicago from April 11 - 15.

Today, Rollins shared why he’s looking forward to convention: “Conventions are like people, each has their own unique personalities. And as much as I've heard about RT from my fellow authors and about how much FUN they've had, I knew I wanted to go. In addition, RT BOOK REVIEWS Magazine has always been a great supporter of my books, and I hope to be able to thank everyone in person. Plus I hear the Faerie Ball is featuring a Scottish Theme. Finally, an excuse to wear a kilt!”

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So where can you find the author while he’s in Chicago? If you’re not already registered for convention but you want to see Rollins in action, you can catch him at these two events on Saturday, April 14.


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Tags: Convention, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
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