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Spoiled: Victoria Dahl On Her Upcoming Contemporary Series

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Victoria Dahl is beloved for both her historical and contemporary romances. (In fact, RT's Morgan and Whitney enjoyed the author's latest contemporary series, featuring the Donovan Brothers Brewery, so much that they Dished about all three books!) Today, the popular author gives RT readers the first look at her next contemporary series. Meet the first book's cowboy hero, find out about the story's tough-but-tiny heroine and discover what ties this new series together in this edition of Spoiled!

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Where are these modern day romances set?

The new series is set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an amazingly beautiful place that I'm thrilled to visit any chance I get.

How are the books connected? (Are we looking at another "sibling series" like the Donovans?)


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Video Interview: Brandilyn Collins On Character Building And A First Look At Her March 2012 Tale!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Brandilyn Collins talks with RT's Morgan about crafting suspense stories with true crossover appeal, tales that resonate with both inspirational and secular readers. The author is best known for her gripping mysteries, but it's her well-drawn characters that keep us coming back time after time. Today, Collins shares a look how she creates these detailed heroes and heroines and gives RT readers a sneak peek her March 2012 novel, Gone to Ground!

Brandilyn Collins On Character Building And Her Upcoming Tale >>

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Inspirational, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
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Debra Webb Stops By The RT BOOK REVIEWS Office

BY Elissa Petruzzi, DECEMBER 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

One of the best parts about working at RT is when authors come visit us. (One day we’ll tell you about when Sabrina Jeffries demonstrated cover model poses … on our floor.) So we were thrilled last week when romantic suspense superstar Debra Webb stopped by RT headquarters to fill us in on what's happening in her life.

And boy did she have a lot of news! Webb’s one of the latest to get in on the self-publishing craze, to great success. In fact, Webb's husband had just called to inform her that Obsession, the first in her Faces of Evil self-published series, had hit No. 10 on Amazon's bestselling Romantic Suspense list. 

It was great news for Webb, who began writing the series after an injury at the RWA national conference in Orlando in 2010. But what most appeals to the author was how self-publishing gives her direct access to her readers.


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Get In The Holiday Spirit With Debut Author Fay Alter!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today debut author Fay Alter stops by to share her inspiration for her holiday novella “Second Chance Chanukah” — and gives RT readers a peek at the new release!

If you’re like me, an avid romance reader, you no doubt enjoy a good holiday romance during the winter months. There’s just something particularly heartwarming about these tales whether the faith element is overt or not. Inevitably, though, at some point around the holidays a reader will ask, “Ok, I really loved Book X, but where are the Chanukah stories?”

The problem is that while several Chanukah romances have been published over the years, most notably Judith Arnold’s Sweet Light (Harlequin American, 1992), romances set around the Jewish Festival of Lights (or any other Jewish holiday) are few and far between. This was one of the reasons I decided to write my Chanukah novella, “Second Chance Chanukah”. I wanted a story along the lines of those I love to read, which celebrated my Jewish heritage. And while this is a Jewish story, it is accessible to non-Jewish readers as well.


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 12, 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 

Mystery - Debut author Janet Hubbard will be sending readers to France with Violence in the Vineyards, the first in her Champagne: The Farewell series. These mystery tales will take place all across the country’s famous wine districts giving the audience some great fictional trips to Europe!

Young Adult - Mixing fantasy and reality, author Tom Pollock embarks on The Skyscraper Throne trilogy. The adventure starts when a teen girl who happens to be a talented graffiti artist meets the poor son of a goddess — but will they be able to save the city of London from a demolition order signed by a god? The City’s Son starts the series next fall, and it will be followed by The Glass Republic and then Our Lady of the Streets.


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Ten Places Now Accepting Manuscripts: December Edition

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 12, 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 ten 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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Weekly Web Wrap Up 12/9/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week taking Lessons in Seduction?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

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Holiday Gift Guides

ROMANCE: Stumped about what to get the romance reader in your life? We Love These Picks >>

SCIENCE FICTION: Still haven't gotten anything for that special sci fi fan? Don't Space On It >>

MYSTERY: Do you have a hard time finding the perfect gift for a mystery lover? Get A Clue >>

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SERIES ROMANCE: Will there be holiday miracles for these Harlequin Medical Romance couples? Find Out >>


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Inside The Issue: February 2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

The February issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon and here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading ...

Meet debut author Robin Bridges' teen heroine, a necromancer in 19th-century Russia. Discover why Marjorie M. Liu is "drawn" to mutants. Hear from self-publishing success Amanda Hocking, just before her first Trylle book is published by St. Martin's Press. Take a look at the careers of authors Michael and Daniel Palmer, a father and son, who both write mysteries. Learn which books RT's readers are devouring around the world. Plus, Jennifer Lynn Barnes stops by Teen Scene to talk about her new series!

There's all this and more between the pages of the January 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 peak at the February issue's Table of Contents!


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The December 2011 RT Seal Of Excellence Winner Is ...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 08, 2011 | PERMALINK

Each month RT Book Reviews’ editors award the RT Seal of Excellence to one book that is not only compelling, but stands out from the more than 250 books reviewed in that issue and on the website.

So which novel won the December 2011 RT Seal of Excellence and what other titles were contenders for the Seal this month?

Here's your hint: This tale of love and paranormal creatures is positively on fire!

Find Out Now >>


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 08, 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 Visit From Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Must Love Mistletoe by Christie Ridgway

Buy For $2.99 >>

 

Young Adult

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

Buy For $.99 >>

         


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