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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 17, 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!

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES

Young Adult – Rachel Caine will add three new titles to her Morganville Vampires series which is set in the sleepy college town where vamps make the rules. Although no publication dates have been announced, we're looking forward to returning to Morganville (at our own risk, of course) for the upcoming books thirteen through fifteen in this long-running series!

Paranormal Romance – Gerry Bartlett has just signed on to pen the ninth in her vampire series, the Glory St. Clair books. In this tale, heroine Glory heads to Scotland to hunt down her sire-slash-the love of her afterlife and our fingers are crossed that all goes well for this loveable vamp.

NEW SERIES ALERT


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New York Comic Con 2011: Overview — With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2011 | PERMALINK

Last week we gave you a peek inside of the bustling world of New York Comic Con 2011. You got a chance to experience a workshop, check out Artist Alley, go behind the scenes of Marjorie Liu's latest Dirk & Steele story with a special author interview, find out what's next for Patricia Briggs, and more. But, the fun's not over yet!


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New York Comic Con 2011: Patricia Briggs Chats About Mercy, Anna And Her Projects

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2011 | PERMALINK

Comic Con not only brings out great artists and comic book writers, but at NYCC you can also find some amazing fiction authors as well. This year RT's Morgan had the pleasure of speaking with Patricia Briggs, whose work spans from urban to medieval fantasy. Want to know more about Patricia's writing process and also get a sneak peek at what's happening with fan favorite character Mercy Thompson? Check out the interview below. 

Morgan Doremus: Different authors bring different skills to their writing. I think, first and foremost, you are known as a storyteller. Someone who can really make her stories come to life. 

Patricia Briggs: I am a reader first, so I write books that I would like to read. I always want my stories to feel real and since I am writing urban fantasy, this means I have to create a tension between the real world and the supernatural world. If the real world is very realistic, then it just makes the supernatural parts all the more plausible. 


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NY Comic Con 2011: Artist Alley

BY Morgan Doremus, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | PERMALINK

New York Comic Con is unique in the fact that not only do fans get to meet amazing artists, but we can also watch them work. Every year at NYCC, Artist Alley is erected in order to corral the incredible talent visiting the city. This year artists sketched while sitting at tables, standing at easels and even kneeling next to a car. While strolling through Artist Alley, I was happy to see a few of my favorite author/artists, so I stopped in to check out their creative processes and also ask them what they are currently work on.


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/14/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week looking for A Cowboy to Marry?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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PARANORMAL MONTH

Our giant giveaway is growing every day! Enter To Win >>

Three Halloween costumes inspired by fictional favorites. What Will You Be Wearing? >> 

Pocket puts some of our favorite series starters on sale. Check Out The Deal >>

We Dish about Serpent’s Kiss. What Do We Think Of Thea Harrison’s Latest? >>

Marjorie M. Liu fills us in on her latest Dirk & Steele novel. Find Out More >>

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: These Harlequin heroines have unusual jobs. What Do They Do? >>


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New York Comic Con 2011: Zombies, Monsters and Paranormal Fiction

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

We've been celebrating paranormal reads all month long, but we aren't the only ones who love creatures that go bump in the night. Today we spent time at New York Comic Con 2011 with thousands of fans that were ready for comic book, manga and graphic novel signings, author sightings, panels, workshops, advanced television and movie screenings and more. I had the pleasure to sit in on one of these workshops as several debut and established authors talked about some of the very real world problems that their supernatural characters face.


(Left to right - Thomas E. Sniegoski, Tahereh Mafi, Nancy Holzner, Drew Magary, Stefan Petrucha, Bob Fingerman and Veronica Rossi)


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New York Comic Con 2011: Marjorie Liu Q&A About Her Upcoming Dirk & Steele Book

BY Morgan Doremus, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today at New York Comic Con 2011 I got a chance to chat with the fantastic Marjorie M. Liu about the latest novel in her bestselling Dirk & Steele series, December's release Within the Flames. If you are new to the series, don't worry, Liu does a fantastic job of crafting a romance that anyone can fall head first into. However, for all of you longstanding Dirk & Steele addicts out there (like me!), you will be excited to see Eddie (finally) get his happily ever after. But it’s not a smooth road for the man whose supernatural talents mean that when he loses control, he can accidentally burn things to the ground. But perhaps this is exactly what makes him perfect for his heroine, Lyssa who is an honest to goodness dragon!

Morgan: Readers who have been following the Dirk and Steele series have known Eddie for a long time. But they might be surprised to learn that he is the hero of his own book since he is so much younger than the rest of your characters. 

Marjorie: He is young in years, but he has lots of life experience. Eddie lost his dad when he was young and this left him in an abusive living situation. Eddie ended up growing up on the streets.


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Snapshot: What's Next, What We're Nostalgic For And What's Noteworthy

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

In last week's Snapshot we asked author Lauren Dane what she was reading, researching and ready for. Her answers got us thinking about which books we will be diving into next, the ones we're nostalgic for and which recently read title is noteworthy. 

RT's Whitney

NEXT:

 Enigma

Scandalous Desires
by Elizabeth Hoyt

I've been keeping up with the fantastic Maiden Lane series and can't wait to finally get my hands on Silence Hollingbrook's story!


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RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2012 Will Take Place In Chicago

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

BLOG UPDATE 11/17/2011: We've launched our new and improved convention mini-site www.rtconvention.com. There you can electronically register for our 2012 convention in Chicago, take a look at what will be taking place and find out how you can get involved with RT's volunteer and promotional opportunities!

BLOG UPDATE 10/13/2011: We've announced a preliminary schedule for the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention. You can check out this year's workshops and panels at our Convention homepage or by taking a look at our Convention Overview. Find out what's in store during our Reader Program, our Writers' Programs — such our Genre Panels, Hands On and Specialty workshops — and don't miss the first look at the author's who will be attending this year's Giant Book Fair on Saturday!


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 13, 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

The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane by Kasey Michaels

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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