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Author Interview with Jennifer Greene

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Jennifer Greene has been writing tales of romance since the early 1980s. In the past twenty years she has published over 80 novels under three different names, and is still going strong today! Not only is she nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Award this year, Carina Press is re-releasing her early as e-books. Now RT’s Whitney Sullivan catches up with the author to get a unique perspective on the many ways the genre has evolved and get a special look at some of the re-releases from Carina Press that have received *Web Exclusive Reviews* on the RT site this season.  

Whitney Sullivan: Carina Press is re-releasing several of your best-selling stories from the eighties; which tale are you most excited to see back in reader’s hands? 


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SCOOPED! Featuring Brockmann, Genre-Jumpers, Romantic Suspense Picks And More!

BY Morgan Doremus, JANUARY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

For my weekly column Scooped!, I scour the Internet, contact authors and pick my fellow RT editor's brains to make sure no reader question goes unanswered. This week, I share inside info on Suzanne Brockmann's next Troubleshooter novel, investigate the usability of the iPad overseas, discuss my new favorite genre and more! Still have questions? Send them to me here and you may be featured in an upcoming post.

Question: I am totally addicted to Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series. What can you tell me about the next book in the series? - Nan

Morgan: Oh, I definitely have the inside scoop on this one! Even though it will release at the end of March, I have already had a chance to read Ms. Brockmann's Breaking the Rules, book 16 in the Troubleshooters series. Here's what I can tell you - since you are a fan, you will absolutely love this story. (I'm sorry to say that newcomers to the series may want to start with the beginning story since there is so much going on, it can be hard to keep up without the proper background.)


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Lori Avocato adds to her popular Pauline Sokol mystery series

BY Faygie Levy, JANUARY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

If you're one of the many who enjoyed Lori Avocato's Pauline Sokol mysteries about a nurse turned fraud investigator this is your lucky day. Avocato has written and self-published the seventh adventure in the series, Dead Weight. It is available on her website, LoriAvocato.com for $7. Back for more fun with Pauline are Jagger, Goldie and friends. Also, look for a series epilogue to be e-released shortly. To learn more about the previous books in the series, check out Avocato's RT page for a list of her previous releases.

For more on authors self-publishing their own stories check out the February issue of RT Book Reviews on sale now.


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
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Author Interview With Cathryn Fox

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Erotic romance author Cathryn Fox has been heating up readers' dreams with her paranormal series, Eternal Pleasure. Now get an insider's look at the gated community of Serene, New England and the creatures that make their homes there. In this author interview Fox shares details about the first three stories in the series and offers her advice for readers new to paranormal erotic romance!

RT BOOK REVIEWS: Your current series, Eternal Pleasure, is set in the community of Serene, New Hampshire where all sorts of paranormal creatures live. So why does a community with the name of ‘Serene’ host witches, demons, vampires, lycans and shape shifters?


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Erotica
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Video Interview: Marie Bostwick

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

With the lingering frustrations from the storm that crippled New York City last week, the RT editors have spent a lot of time indoors pursuing their various crafty hobbies. Here's a never-before-seen video interview with one of our favorite crafting mavens, mainstream author Marie Bostwick. She and RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus chat about quilting and the role that it plays in her latest novel, A Thread So Thin

Marie Bostwick on crafting A Thread So Thin >>

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VICKY’S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PUBLISHING A NOVEL THE ACCIDENTAL WAY

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

From inspiration to publication, debut author Vicky Dreiling shares how she "accidentally" ended up writing her Regency romance, How to Marry a Duke!

How to Conjure Up an Idea for a Novel

Watch TV. No, I’m not joking. One night, I happened upon the reality show The Bachelor. While I’d never watched the show before, I was riveted and knew by the end of the episode that I had to write a Regency-era version. I invented a hostess for this mad courtship, Miss Tessa Mansfield, an infamous and wealthy matchmaker. Then I created the most eligible bachelor in England, Tristan the drop-dead gorgeous Duke of Shelbourne. 

How to Write a Regency-set Bachelor Novel

First, I thought about famous bachelors such as Prince William (who is now off the market, but I digress). What do these coveted bachelors have in common? Every single female on the planet is determined to land them. 


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Lawrence Watt-Evans Is Inspired By...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

Fantasy author Lawrence Watt-Evans transports readers to a world in which the struggle between magic and law has forced a good man to become an outlaw hero. Now the author shares the events that inspired him to create his own version of this classic literary figure. 

My recent novel, Above His Proper Station, is the second half of the story that began a year earlier in A Young Man Without Magic, and that story was the result of several conversations I had with myself and my editor, the late Brian Thomsen, back in 2007. I had just finished a trilogy called the Annals of the Chosen that turned out to be much less fun to write than I’d expected – which doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun to read, of course, but I didn’t much enjoy writing it. I wanted my next project to be very different, and to be something I would enjoy writing.


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A Timely Trip Off The Beaten Path With Harlequin's Newest Regencies

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

Just after New Year's, Harlequin has us thinking about trips off the beaten path with two newly released Regency romances. Readers can visit Northumberland in Michelle Styles' Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife or head to Bershire, England for MIss Winbolt and the Fortune Hunter by Sylvia Andrew

Reviewer Dawn Crowne was particularly taken by two aspects of Styles' Regency romp. She says of the tale,"Heroine Phoebe is a wonderfully strong character and the Northumberland setting unique." And who doesn't love a story of redeeming love just as we start failing at our New Year's resolutions? 


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Stephanie Rowe Talks Guilty Pleasures - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 04, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Stephanie Rowe talks guilty pleasures and gives readers a special look at the unusual weakness of Trinity Harpswell, the heroine of this month’s paranormal release Kiss at Your Own Risk. And don’t miss your chance to win the novel at the end of the post!

HE NEEDED A KILLER WOMAN.
Blaine Underhill was one lucky man. Having recently escaped a century and a half of imprisonment at the hands of an evil witch, he's determined to save his still-enslaved friend. But in order to do so, he'll need the help of one of the world's most lethal women.

SHE WAS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, LITERALLY.
Trinity Harpswell is sick and tired of being a Black Widow. Having managed to go three years without accidentally killing anyone she loves, she's one short week away from freeing herself from this killer curse forever. When Blaine tracks her down and convinces her to help him, little does Trinity know that the next seven days are going to be murder! 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 1/4/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 04, 2011 | PERMALINK

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


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