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Author Interview: Mark Greaney On His Gray Man Series

BY , NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | PERMALINK

Thriller author Mark Greaney's popular series introduces readers to the legendary covert operative Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man. The series third, Ballistic, was recently released and there are plans in the works to bring the adventure to the big screen. (Brad Pitt is on board to play the titular Gray Man.) Today we sit down with Greaney for a chat about his globetrotting spy, the research he does to bring the series to life and how the author feels about the film adaptation that is currently underway.

RT BOOK REVIEWS: Your spy, Court Gentry, is a living legend. What would he credit as a key to his success as a covert operative?


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On The Shelves Tuesday 11/15/2011

BY , NOVEMBER 15, 2011 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance

PRIDE AND PASSION

" ... Featherstone mixes her haunting erotic style into a tale tinged with mystery, paranormal elements and the atmosphere of the era."

DESIRED

"Cornick is a master at creating sexy historicals with original characters, witty banter and explosive situations in which, luckily, love always triumphs."


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY , NOVEMBER 14, 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!

NEW SERIES ALERT

Historical Romance - Last year author Zoe Archer wowed readers with her historical action adventure/romance series Blades of the Rose. Now the talented writer is working on transporting readers back to the Victorian era with tales of a group of men and women who used to work as spies, military personnel and thieves before they devoted themselves to bringing justice to the voiceless. The author has signed on to do at least three books in her new series: Nemesis, Unlimited.


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Take A Coffee Break With Debut Author Jessica Scott

BY , NOVEMBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

In her writing, author Jessica Scott takes inspiration from her career in the military and the difficulties of being a deployed spouse and parent. Starting her writing career as a blogger from Iraq, this month Jessica's debut book, a contemporary romance titled Because of You, releases as the first original title releasing in the revamped Loveswept line from Random House. For today's coffee break, we get to know a bit more about the author and her new series. 

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What's your favorite kind of story to get lost in? 

A good post apocalyptic journey that shows mankind at its worst and still, goodness triumphs.

What's the first book you remember reading?

Fish is Fish

What's your favorite fairy tale? 

I don't think I have one. If I had to pick one, it would be the Boy Who Cried Wolf

What would your occupation be if you were no longer a writer? 

An army officer. I've got two of the best jobs in the world: I love them both.


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"Smart Bitch Sarah" and Her Latest Romance Nonfic

BY Liz French, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Sarah Wendell is one smart bitch—and she’s proud of it! She’s also proud of being a romance fan, and that pride comes through loud and clear from almost every page of her newest nonfic, Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels (Oct., Sourcebooks).

The powerhouse behind the crazy-popular website, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (duh, I know you all know this but just in case there’s one person in the romance community who’s been living under a rock for the past five years....), Wendell writes reams about romance: on her blog, in the mainstream media and in a previous nonfiction tome (with Candy Tan) titled Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 11/11/2011

BY , NOVEMBER 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week sitting on a Red-Hot Santa's lap?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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INSPIRATIONAL MONTH

Kathleen Y'Barbo on her latest historical. Find Out Why It Was Nominated For A RT Award >>

We spotlight our favorite inspirational spots on the 'net. Don't Miss These Websites, Blogs & More >>

Lisa T. Bergren wraps up her River of Time series. Is It Really Over? >>

Want to know what's next in inspy fiction? Check out these new book deals. Look Forewords >> 

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SERIES ROMANCE: Family drama in November's Harlequin Medical Romances. Will Love Conquer All? >>


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

BY , NOVEMBER 10, 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

A Season For Lovet by Blair Bancoft

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Only Us by Susan Mallery

Buy For $1.59 >>

 

Young Adult

Shattered by Sophia Sharp

Buy For $.99 >>

         


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Four New Families In November's Harlequin Medical Romances

BY , NOVEMBER 10, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month's Harlequin Medical Romances feature couples struggling with issues concerning babies, pregnancy and parenthood. From fertility troubles to unexpected pregnancies, the heroes and heroines in November's Harlequin Medical Romances face difficult situations and wrestle with heartbreaking questions. But at the end of these emotional challenges, will these couples be able to create the families they've always wanted?


The Fiancée He Can't Forget
By Caroline Anderson


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Seven Publishers Now Accepting Manuscripts

BY , NOVEMBER 10, 2011 | PERMALINK
Aspiring authors, we know that it can be disheartening to look out into the abyss of potential publishing houses and only see the same old phrase, “no unsolicited manuscripts accepted.” These days many of the major publishing houses rely on their ties with literary agents and in-house promotions to find new authors. But don’t despair; today we’ve come up with a list of seven places — from off-the-beaten path publishers to special back doors of the big-name houses — that would welcome your query letter, manuscript or submission. 

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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Razor's Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

BY , NOVEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Convinced to take up writing by her famous husband Jim Butcher, Shannon K. Butcher has found her own success with her wildly popular Sentinel Wars paranormal romance series. Shannon has also recently launched an extremely spicy romantic suspense series called the Edge. Today, Whitney and Morgan take on Razor’s Edge, the third outing of the covert ops from the Edge security agency.

Morgan: I love that Razor’s Edge opens with a girl-fight. In the first few pages, security expert Roxanne Haught, aka Razor, faces down an angry woman who is determined to steal corporate secrets from an important client. This is no polite disagreement, but an all out knife fight.

Whitney: I give the author props, this is a really well written fight. And the incident is not just fun to read; it also shows that Razor is seriously able to take care of anything. 

Morgan: Except her ex-boyfriend who is hassling her.

Whitney: Who wouldn’t be upset if they were trailed by goons sent by a jealous ex?


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