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Sated! Our Hunger Game Contest Winners

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

Turns out we're not the only ones hungry to find out what happens to Katniss and Co. as The Hunger Games trilogy draws to a close next month with the release of Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay. (No, we could not resist that pun.) Last week we gave you our predictions as to how the book would end, and asked for you to weigh in, or to tell us why you're so ravenous to try these books, here. (We can't stop.) Here are the winning entries, whose appetite will soon be sated with paperback copies of The Hunger Games  ( ... okay we're done).

 

 


Denise
shares our penchant for punning, titling her email entry FAMISHED, endearing her to us forever. Poor Denise only got to page 34 of her library's copy of The Hunger Games before driving 550 miles from New Jersey to North Carolina. She tell us the rest: 


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Avery Aames Dishes Up A Cozy Read WITH GIVEAWAY

BY Morgan Doremus, JULY 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

I’ve been an avid reader my whole life, switching to adult books at about 13. So there isn’t much in the way of genre fiction that I haven’t read.

Romance. Check

Paranormal. Check

Graphic novels. Check.

Cozies … wait.

How is it that with almost two decades of reading under my belt that I have never tried out a cozy? It has got to be because my favorite thing about a mystery is the hardened detective tracking down the bad guys. I’ve always been a little skeptical about the genteel amateur sleuth.

But this past week I gave into the peer pressure from RT Senior Editor Stephanie Klose, our resident mystery aficionado, and picked up my first cozy which happened to be Avery AamesA Long Quiche Goodbye.


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Janet Evanovich Is Making Waves

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 15, 2010 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is branching out — again. The author is starting a new series and leaving her Jersey setting for the greater Boston area, and focusing on a whole different type of detecting, this time with a paranormal bent.

The series first, Wicked Appetite, is being billed as "An Unmentionable Diesel and Tucker novel." It introduces seven mysterious stones, which are linked to the seven deadly sins. The extraordinary Gerwulf Grimoire is seeking the stones and needs pastry chef Elizabeth Tucker to help him locate them. And Elizabeth Tucker’s life gets even more complicated when a guy named Diesel shows up promising to protect her. But how much can she trust a guy with a ninja cat, a rude monkey and his own interest in these mystical stones?


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Using Calibre To Track Print Book Purchases - Part I

BY Dear Jane, JULY 15, 2010 | PERMALINK

Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to e-books. No question is too simple or too mundane. We are all learning together. Send your questions Jane@DearAuthor.com with "Dear Jane" in the subject matter.

Dear Jane:

You mentioned something a few weeks ago about using Calibre to track my wants and to-be-reads and purchases for my print books. Is that possible?

~Lauren

Dear Lauren: Yes! I created a short screencast to walk you through adding books to create a library of your print books. The process is fairly simple. You can watch the full screencast (link to a full screen version) or read on below. Download Calibre here (compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux).


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Win A Fairy Tale Romance (Novel) From Eloisa James

BY Whitney Sullivan, JULY 14, 2010 | PERMALINK

The latest Eloisa James historical novel, A Kiss At Midnight will be released on July 27th - but you can win your copy before it hits the shelves - check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of the post.

I was thrilled when an advanced reader copy of Eloisa James' newest novel, A Kiss At Midnight, came into the office. (Readers may remember that I got RT's Elissa Petruzzi hooked on James' novels which she, in turn, recommended to you here.)


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Video Interview: Meg Gardiner

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Meg Gardiner about the author's newest thriller, Liar's Lullaby. They chat about how rock stars, politicians and conspiracy theorists all contribute to making this new case the most difficult psychological autopsy Jo Beckett has ever had to perform!

Meg Gardiner Discusses Liar's Lullaby >>

Meg Gardiner On Jo Beckett, The Heroine Of Liar's Lullaby >>

Meg Gardiner Chats About The New Project That Will Bring Her Heroines Together >>


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Two Tess Gerritsen Heroines Take Television By Storm

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

Last night's premiere of TNT's new cable series Rizzoli & Isles, based on Tess Gerritsen's bestselling series about Boston PD Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, drew more than 7 million viewers, according to Hollywood trade reports. 

Photo courtesy of TNT Network

Were you one of the millions watching? If so, what did you think of Angie Harmon as Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Isles? Did the show match your expectations based on the books? And if you've read Gerritsen's latest, Ice Cold, let us know what you think!


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Young Adult At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Spencer Freeman learns an important lesson at the Thrillerfest panel on the  appeal of YA novels  …

Thanks to bestselling series such as Harry Potter and Twilight, the market for young adult books goes beyond juvenile readers. During this year’s ThrillerFest, the annual convention for thriller authors and fans, there was a panel discussing the ever-popular question, “Are YA Novels for Grownups Too?”

The panel consisted of authors A.J. Hartley, F. Paul Wilson , Jennifer Alison, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine and YA publisher Andrew Harwell. F. Paul Wilson, panel moderator and bestselling author in his own right, led the discussion about the diverse readership of Young Adult novels. Other topics they touched on included dark themes in YA books, cross-over characters in series and the fact that many of their readers know their books better than the authors themselves.


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Getting Paranormal At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Lizzie Poteet reports from a Thrillerfest panel about authors' thoughts on mixing paranormal elements into thrillers ...

Ghosts, witches and ghouls, oh my! At this year’s ThrillerFest six of the most noted names in paranormal thrillers met to discuss the popular paranormal subgenre and answer the question: “Why be normal when you can be paranormal?”


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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 7/13/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

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


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