Author Carole Nelson Douglas is interviewed by RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus about her latest Midnight Louie Mystery, Cat In An Ultramarine Scheme, and what readers can expect from the newest novels author's series ...
Morgan Doremus: Louie, your cat protagonist, is very much like Sam Spade - exactly what readers might imagine a private investigator in the noir tradition. Was this done on purpose?
We know all of the aspiring authors who submitted manuscripts to Kensington at the beginning of July for the Writing With The Stars Contest are anxiously awaiting their fate.
So how is everyone holding up? Can't sleep at night wondering if you will get to write with the stars of the Brava romance universe? Do you find yourself staring out the window for hours imagining your book on the shelf next to HelenKay Dimon, Mary Wine and Cynthia Eden? Obsessing over getting to meet Emma Lang, Lucy Monroe and Bianca D'Arc? Well, you won't have to wait much longer to find out if you are one of the chosen contestants.
Right now, the Brava editorial team is busy at work narrowing down the manuscripts that they received to just ten. These writers' fates will be decided in the middle of this month when we announce the names of the ten contestants who will move on to the final rounds of Writing With The Stars where eventually one talented aspiring author will win a publishing contract with Brava.
Paranormal romance author Jeaniene Frost is taking the South by storm, well, by train, on her book tour for Eternal Kiss Of Darkness. The author reports from the rails about what she has been seeing and where fans can find her next!
Yesterday was my first trip to Savannah. I didn't have time to sight-see, but I caught enough glimpses out of the back of cabs that I hope to return soon ... It's a good thing I didn't even attempt to visit the famous Bonaventure cemetery, or I might have spent the majority of last night taking pictures instead of sleeping!
In addition to the wonderful sights I glimpsed of the city, the people were also lovely. My signing yesterday at the Books-A-Million store was so much fun. For starters, the staff couldn't have been nicer, and when I arrived at the store, even though I was a little early, there were already some readers waiting for me. Let me tell you, that was a heart-warming sight for me! :) Two of them had driven all the way from Atlanta, which was quite humbling.
Author Eve Silver has created a hero who stands out from the legions of vampire lovers and demon dates. Her latest hero, Dagan Krayle, from Sins Of The Heart, is a soul reaper who is making readers swoon. Now readers can see just what it would be like to spend a romantic evening with Dagan ...
The publishing house Penguin Books turns 75 years old this year (that’s a lot of candles) and I want to wish them a good one.
If you are lucky enough to be with your "special someone" for seventy five years, tradition states that diamonds are the proper anniversary gift. To celebrate their seventy fifth anniversary, Penguin Books is giving away their diamonds — well, metaphorical diamonds. They're throwing book parties, supporting charities and hosting a giveaway for RT readers. You can find all of that information below, but first let me tell a bit about the publishing house we can thank for hours of reading pleasure.
A few little know facts about Penguin:
• Penguin Books was launched in 1935 in the middle of the Great Depression. Allen Lane, the founder, wanted to offer cheap, quality books to the masses.
• The first home of the publisher was in the Holy Trinity Church crypt.
• The first books Penguin published were all reprints, including works by Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy L. Sayers.
Which group is more likely to survive an apocalypse—liberals or conservatives?
It’s a simplistic question duct-taped to a complex problem, but when an American writer sets out to tell a post-apocalyptic story in these days of media-fired partisan rancor, readers look for the question on every page of the work. The writer’s choice, it seems at first, is to choose a side and go with it—which is to say, choose to write off roughly half of the population. (Bye-bye! Nice knowing you!) The passionately partisan writer can paint the question in black and white and be done with it. And the book might find its niche, a readership of like-minded people, and what’s wrong with that?
Adena Halpern shares how a doomed relationship, the movie Sliding Doors and underwear from Target all contributed to her new mainstream novel, 29. And don't miss the author's list of "The Top Ten Mistakes Every Woman Should Make Once" at the end of the post!
When I was 21 years old, I moved to Los Angeles from New York City, 3,000 miles away from my family for a guy I was madly in love with. My parents tried to change my mind. “Are you sure you want to leave your life where everyone knows and loves you for him? Wasn’t it your dream to live in New York City and become a famous novelist?” I told them they didn’t understand true love.