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Video Interview: Barbara Taylor Bradford

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 22, 2010 | PERMALINK

In this intimate interview best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford chats with RT Senior Historical Reviewer Kathe Robin about her incredible writing career. They discuss the author's beloved heroine Emma, the evolution of her popular series and what inspired the author to write about women of "substance".

 

Barbara Taylor Bradford Reflects On Her Writing Career >>

We also got a chance to speak with Barbara Taylor Bradford earlier this month about her October release, Playing the Game, and she shared these details about her newest novel:


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Suzanne Enoch Offers Her Heroine Advice

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

In Regency England, flirting was more than just a skill, but an absolute necessity. So what happens when a young woman doesn't have the faintest idea how to act in polite society, especially around men? In her new novel, Rules of an Engagement, author Suzanne Enoch provides a woman in just such a situation with some helpful advice. (Including some choice words from the author herself.)

When I began writing the Adventurers’ Club trilogy, it was supposed to be about male explorers, soldiers, men who’d seen the dark places of the world and returned to the even more dangerous land of fancy soirees and Society mamas. The third book, Rules of an Engagement, began precisely the same way, with the adventures of seafaring captain Bradshaw Carroway.


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Scooped! Featuring Johnson, Franco, Paranormal Movies and more

BY Morgan Doremus, OCTOBER 21, 2010 | 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 report about Jean Johnston's upcoming book, confirm James Franco's debut as an author, provide some non-fiction reading suggestions and more! Still have questions? Send them to me here and you may be featured in an upcoming post.

Question: RT is covering paranormals all month long but only books. Can you suggest any paranormal movies? - W.P.

Morgan: Great question! My personal favorites are 28 Days Later and anything by Alfred Hitchcock. These movies could keep you busy for a while, but I also asked my fellow editors which films top their lists. Here are the results: The Shining, Candyman, Paranormal Activity, It, Disturbing Behavior and the original Freddy movie all thrill and chill the RT staff. But for slightly lighter fare, they also really enjoy Ghost, Shaun of the Dead, Star Wars, Meet Joe Black, Stardust and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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From Quirky to Kick-Butt with Beth Ciotta's Into The Wild

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Beth Ciotta is known for her signature quirky characters. Now the author shares what inspired her to pit a “meek, neurotic” heroine against the Amazonian jungle in Into the Wild, which received a 4 1/2 stars Top Pick rating from RT.

I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for Indiana Jones. And Jack T. Colton (of Romancing the Stone) and Rick O’Connell (of The Mummy). Clearly I’m attracted to hunky treasure hunters with nerves of steel and razor sharp wit. I’ve watched theses movies again and again, always imagining myself in the heroine’s shoes. Living out any one of these romantic adventures would be the thrill of a lifetime. 

In my dreams. 


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Five Questions for YA Author Robert Paul Weston

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Dust City, the new paranormal YA tale by author Robert Paul Weston, brings a fractured fairytale world to life. Now the author goes behind the scenes of his newest tale in this revealing interview. And don't miss the *Web Exclusive Review* of Dust City at the end of this post!


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Cast Your Vote In A Competition Overseas!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

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Big News For Fans of Pulp Paperback Mysteries

BY Liz French, OCTOBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

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Inside the December Issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

In the December issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine, in addition to our feature on Jessica Trapp, here are some of the exciting stories you can look forward to:

LISA KLEYPAS EXCLUSIVE: Find out what inspired her new contemporary series and read an exclusive excerpt from the launch Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.

HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY: The late TV vet and mystery author Stephen J. Cannell answers our questions days before his death.

SERIES REWIND: For the 10th anniversary of Julie Miller’s Taylor Clan/Precinct series, we look back at where it all started.

E-READER MUST-HAVES: Whether you are giving or receiving an e-reader for the holidays, add some pizzazz with great accessories.


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The Ladies Most Likely...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

‪Historical romance authors Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway and Eloisa James are officially at the top of our wish list for The Ladies Most Likely To Co-Write A Historical Romance. And these three authors are fulfilling our reading dreams with this January's release, The Lady Most Likely … A Novel Written In Three Parts. But what does "A Novel Writen in Three Parts" mean? We went to the authors to find out exactly how they collaborated to create a cohesive novel and what readers can expect from The Lady Most Likely ...

Julia Quinn: We wanted to do something beyond the traditional anthology. So we came up with the idea of a woman wanting to get her brother married off. He's not terribly interested in the process of courtship, though, so she gives him a list and invites all the young ladies to a country house party. He starts at the top and works his way down.


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The RT Reader Survey Is Now Open!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

With the women’s fiction market expanding and changing rapidly, it is time for us to get a fresh take on what you’re reading, how much you read and how much you spend on books. This survey will help us plan future articles in RT and can also help shape the future of women’s fiction. 

Please take a minute to fill out this survey by clicking on the appropriate “RT Survey” below. Your name and contact information are not required; however, anyone who includes their e-mail address when they fill out the survey will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a lifetime subscription to RT BOOK REVIEWS. Please only fill out the survey once.

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