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Your New Adult Guide To New Orleans Hot Spots

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 12, 2014 | PERMALINK

Booze, sunshine, skimpy clothes and, of course, hook ups with hot guys! What could be better? The four authors of Avon's latest erotic new adult anthology, Spring Fling, agree, as they've each contributed a story young women spending their spring breaks in New Orleans — we couldn't think of a better setting — and finding true love — or just some hot, hot loving. With the upcoming RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans this May, we asked each author to share their favorite New Orleans hot spots. Because who knows, maybe we'll relive a spring break moment or two. (We behaved, Mom, we swear.)

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Julia Kent: The allure of Maison Bourbon, New Orleans’ notorious jazz club, isn’t the music. What draws me in is the sense of timelessness, of enormity. Those first hesitant steps across the threshold of a jazz bar in the wee hours of the night make me feel like I'm crossing over into world unknown. The music turns into my own pulse as my senses take over. The air is redolent of a part of myself I know I possess, but that is too buried to be known just yet.


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Mardi Gras World Carnivále!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 12, 2014 | PERMALINK

Besides the fantastic food and rich history, New Orleans is most famous for Mardi Gras. And although this year’s festivities are now sadly over, RT Convention attendees can still experience the celebrations by joining us on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:15pm** for Mardi Gras World Carnivále! This all-night extravaganza is co-sponsored by a host of today’s leading publishers, and you will not want to miss it. Trust us.

Attendees will get an intimate look at the floats used in the Mardi Gras parade.

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Very Short Reviews Of Difficult Books

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 12, 2014 | PERMALINK

Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.

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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

A world just a bit more extreme than ours created by a talented writer who will hold your attention for many pages — but not all of them. Tons of footnotes in a book with so many pages made me stop reading at page six hundred-and-something. 

Plot: In an allegorical world where everyone’s on drugs, some allegorical (and addicted) characters are looking for the ultimate drug.

Rating: 73 out of 100.

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus


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Cover Trend: Chest Hair

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

With all these mega alpha heroes on the romance scene as of late, is it any wonder that heroes with chest hair have begun popping up on covers? We for one love the follicular diversity! (And we never could picture some hot, hot Navy SEAL having time to save the world, sex up the girl and wax his chest. So it just makes good sense.) We're not the only ones who've noticed, last month author Sarah M. Anderson was waxing on (or ... off?) about manscaping. So what do you think? Do you like your cover candy bare or more … natural?


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Haiku 4 U: March Mysteries

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Every month your RT Web Team examines the books releasing. We plot and plan how best to cover them for you. Sometimes the process becomes almost … meditative, as we ogle the book covers and back cover copy. So it makes sense (in our minds, anyway) that we've come up with a new feature: Haiku 4 U. In it, we'll cover a genre trend in that beloved 5-7-5 syllable format, and then wax on about why these titles are the ones for you. Join us in the mindful exercise, or just check out the reads we recommend!

This month’s best mysteries feature blasts from the past!

The past, it lingers

We must learn from our mistakes

Only if we can


   

PAST MURDERS …


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Bitten Recap: Episode 1.9 - "Vengeance"

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, MARCH 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Bitten 1x9, “Vengeance,” is all about ch-ch-changes. So, crank up the Bowie!

We open on Nick and Jeremy sparring on the Stonehaven grounds (because Bitten loves me), as Big J advises Nick on the value of self control. Jeremy hopes story time will underscore his lessons. Flash back to 1984, with a very young Antonio and a wee baby Nick (because Bitten loves me A LOT). Jimmy Koenig, who looked like Mick Jagger and Benicio del Toro’s love child, was sent to bring them home to Stonehaven after Antonio left Nick’s mother. With wee baby Nick in a car seat nearby, Koenig made Tony choke a mutt to death. Not because it was the Alpha’s price for returning but “just for the sport of it,” says Jeremy. “Don’t lose your focus.”

Koenig can’t get no satisfaction.

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On the Shelves: 3/11/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance

AN HEIR OF UNCERTAINTY

"This is a mystery rolled into a love story that is both exciting and tender. The culprit is unexpected and well- concealed. One standout is Freddie with his orderly existence and obsession with pigeons."


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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Tamara Morgan's If I Stay

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Well, it's Monday again. In case you're in the doldrums about this news, we've got a cover reveal to cheer you up! Up today is Tamara Morgan, a rising contemporary star who won the RT editors' hearts with The Derby Girl. Her upcoming If I Stay, the first in Tamara's Montgomery Manor series, which hits stores May 12, is a contemporary-set, upstairs-downstairs tale. This sounds like such a fun twist for our Downton obsession that we can't wait to get our hands on it. Here's the back cover copy:


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Romance Trendlet: Man Maids

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Listen, we’re more in the camp of people who hang up a “Bless this Mess” sign over the dishes in our kitchen sink and then call it day. But the recent trendlet we’ve discovered of men taking over those pesky household chores has us reconsidering our process! Who wouldn’t want a sexy man taking out the trash? (And that’s not a euphemism. He actually cleans and takes out the trash.) Now that’s a fantasy we can get behind! Here are a few recent titles that have caught our fanciful attention:

 

     

Maid to Fit by Rebecca M. Avery

This contemporary romance sounds like Who’s the Boss, starring a sexy Sergeant! What could be better? (Sorry, Tony Danza.) As Ronnie adjusts to civilian life and helps single mom Kayla get her life on track, we’ll just be over here wishing we had a Ronnie of our own …. (coming May 2014)


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 10, 2014 | 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!

DEBUT AUTHOR

Historical Fiction - In The Moon In the Palace, debut author Weina Randel borrows from history to weave an enchanting story about the famous Empress Wu, China's first and only female emperor. With roots as a court concubine, Empress Wu navigated the dangerous waters of the palace and rose to power in the seventh century, all of which serves as backdrop for this not-to-be-missed novel. Release date: TBA.

NEW SERIES


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