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Katherine Garbera And The Timeless Romance Of The Pirate

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Katherine Garbera takes a look at the romance of modern-day pirates.

Pirates are usually found in historical romances and to be honest I love a good pirate romance. When I started writing The Pirate there were a few stories in the news about the Somali pirates and it gave me the spark of an idea. This book is the second in my Savage Seven series and I wanted to do something different than The Mercenary, which took place in South Africa in the diamond mines there. And to be honest I fell a little in love with the entire African continent when I was doing my research.


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A Lesson In Language From The Latest Mary Blayney Heroine

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

You must agree with me that "no" is the most important word in the English language. My name is Mia Castellano and, as the heroine of Mary Blayney's Courtesan's Kiss, I say "No!" as often as I have to in order to make my wishes known. Frankly I am tired of being seen as difficult when all I want is to be independent. I am seriously considering turning my back on polite society and becoming a courtesan. As a courtesan I will have the freedom I long for. Finally, I will be able to make my own choices from where I want to live to whom I count as friends and lovers.

With the end of my engagement to Viscount William Bendasbrook I am on the outs with the ton, not that London society has ever truly welcomed me. I am Italian and from a musical family, just respectable enough to be invited almost everywhere, but not well bred enough to be given vouchers to Almacks.


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Janni Nell Asks The Audience

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Janni Nell stops by to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her novel Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator. And don't miss her question for readers at the end of the blog entry.


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Tags: E-Book, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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WEEKLY WEB WRAP UP 6/25/2010

BY admin, JUNE 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Hectic week?

Did you spend your week like Julie Leto's characters planning 3 Seductions And A Wedding?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

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MYSTERY: It's a close-up with Julie Kramer about her Riley Spartz series. Watch The Video >>


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Not Your Average Bookshelf

BY admin, JUNE 25, 2010 | PERMALINK


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E-Books In The Public Domain

BY admin, JUNE 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

I received an email from reader Lynn about MyPadMedia selling access to free books. MyPadMedia was using Feedbooks feed improperly but the email prompted an issue I have wanted to talk about for a bit but never gotten around to: The sale of public domain books through every Internet retailer out there.

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Dear Jane: 

I see promotions for e-book readers saying that the e-book readers come with $100 of free books but is this really a great deal?

~ Curious

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Dear Curious:

Short Answer: It really is no deal at all. What the e-book device sellers are doing is collecting a number of popular books in the public domain and preloading them onto your reader. This can actually be a hassle when you go to power up your e-book device and have 100 unwanted books you'll need to delete.


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Rave Reviews For Historical Author Tessa Dare - With Giveaway!

BY admin, JUNE 24, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Historical author Tessa Dare is batting six for six. Each of her books has received a RT BOOK REVIEWS Top Pick. So we tracked down Tessa Dare to talk to the author about her writing success. Be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY after the blog post!

Dare's books have consistenly been rated higher than four and a half stars, RT-speak for "better than fantastic keepers", every single one of her Regency romances has been one of the must-reads of the month it is released. Dare's skill at pairing what RT BOOK REVIEWS senior reviewer Kathe Robins calls "laugh-out-loud moments" with "romance that charms" has made Dare a name to watch in historical romance.


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Two Looks Of Love After Life

BY Whitney Sullivan, JUNE 23, 2010 | PERMALINK

It's fair to say that I spend most of my time lost in the pages of a fictional romance. But I'd like to take a moment to ponder two romances making waves in the book market. Two famous, real historical personalities, Emily Dickinson and Anne Frank, are getting attention for romances they may or may not have had.

 

As a reader (and hopeless romantic) I always like to hear about the romances of historical figures, so I was intrigued by Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson And Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon. The book proposes that Emily Dickinson was not the reclusive figure that she is in public memory. Instead, Gordon discusses the likelihood of a longtime May-December romance between Dickinson and her father's best friend, Ottis Philips Lord.

The relationship supposedly began after the death of Dickinson's father, when she was in her late 40s, despite the fact that Lord was married to another woman. After Lord's wife died, when Dickinson was 47, she and Lord began to discuss marriage. According to Gordon, the pair continued their romance until she was in her 50s and decided they could not marry.


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Summer Heat Genre Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 23, 2010 | PERMALINK

In honor of this week's summer heat, we are giving away some of the hottest books to be released between June 10th and 29th. We are giving away books from aross the genres. So whether you are a fan of historicals, like Courtesan's Kiss by Mary Blayney, or thrillers, like Barry Eisler's Inside Out, we've got a book for you.

All you need to do is pick the genre that you'd like to win, and follow the instructions below!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Erotica, Inspirational, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Pratchett And Baxter Join Forces In A New Project

BY admin, JUNE 23, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the popular Discworld series, has teamed up with author Stephen Baxter, of the Destiny's Children series, in a two-book project about parallel universes. The Pratchett-Baxter project, which will be published by Doubleday, is being referred to as the Long Earth novels.

The parallel universe concept behind the Long Earth novels goes back to the roots of the idea that inspired Pratchett's Discworld series. It is the idea that each planet "is but one of a chain of parallel worlds ... in an infinite landsc ape of infinite possibilites."

What makes the concept so exciting? "You can just step from one world to the next ..."

Readers can expect to see the first installment of the Long Earth project on the shelves in the spring of 2012.

Until then, Pratchett enthusiasts can check out the thirty seventh installment in the Discworld series, Unseen Academicals, which has just been released in paperback. Fans can also look foward to the fourth installment of the Tiffany Aching series, I Shall Wear Midnight, which will be released in September.


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