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Take A Coffee Break With Debut Author Jessica Scott

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

In her writing, author Jessica Scott takes inspiration from her career in the military and the difficulties of being a deployed spouse and parent. Starting her writing career as a blogger from Iraq, this month Jessica's debut book, a contemporary romance titled Because of You, releases as the first original title releasing in the revamped Loveswept line from Random House. For today's coffee break, we get to know a bit more about the author and her new series. 

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What's your favorite kind of story to get lost in? 

A good post apocalyptic journey that shows mankind at its worst and still, goodness triumphs.

What's the first book you remember reading?

Fish is Fish

What's your favorite fairy tale? 

I don't think I have one. If I had to pick one, it would be the Boy Who Cried Wolf

What would your occupation be if you were no longer a writer? 

An army officer. I've got two of the best jobs in the world: I love them both.


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"Smart Bitch Sarah" and Her Latest Romance Nonfic

BY Liz French, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Sarah Wendell is one smart bitch—and she’s proud of it! She’s also proud of being a romance fan, and that pride comes through loud and clear from almost every page of her newest nonfic, Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels (Oct., Sourcebooks).

The powerhouse behind the crazy-popular website, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (duh, I know you all know this but just in case there’s one person in the romance community who’s been living under a rock for the past five years....), Wendell writes reams about romance: on her blog, in the mainstream media and in a previous nonfiction tome (with Candy Tan) titled Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 11/11/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week sitting on a Red-Hot Santa's lap?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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INSPIRATIONAL MONTH

Kathleen Y'Barbo on her latest historical. Find Out Why It Was Nominated For A RT Award >>

We spotlight our favorite inspirational spots on the 'net. Don't Miss These Websites, Blogs & More >>

Lisa T. Bergren wraps up her River of Time series. Is It Really Over? >>

Want to know what's next in inspy fiction? Check out these new book deals. Look Forewords >> 

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SERIES ROMANCE: Family drama in November's Harlequin Medical Romances. Will Love Conquer All? >>


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 10, 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

A Season For Lovet by Blair Bancoft

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Only Us by Susan Mallery

Buy For $1.59 >>

 

Young Adult

Shattered by Sophia Sharp

Buy For $.99 >>

         


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Four New Families In November's Harlequin Medical Romances

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month's Harlequin Medical Romances feature couples struggling with issues concerning babies, pregnancy and parenthood. From fertility troubles to unexpected pregnancies, the heroes and heroines in November's Harlequin Medical Romances face difficult situations and wrestle with heartbreaking questions. But at the end of these emotional challenges, will these couples be able to create the families they've always wanted?


The Fiancée He Can't Forget
By Caroline Anderson


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Seven Publishers Now Accepting Manuscripts

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 | PERMALINK
Aspiring authors, we know that it can be disheartening to look out into the abyss of potential publishing houses and only see the same old phrase, “no unsolicited manuscripts accepted.” These days many of the major publishing houses rely on their ties with literary agents and in-house promotions to find new authors. But don’t despair; today we’ve come up with a list of seven places — from off-the-beaten path publishers to special back doors of the big-name houses — that would welcome your query letter, manuscript or submission. 

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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Razor's Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Convinced to take up writing by her famous husband Jim Butcher, Shannon K. Butcher has found her own success with her wildly popular Sentinel Wars paranormal romance series. Shannon has also recently launched an extremely spicy romantic suspense series called the Edge. Today, Whitney and Morgan take on Razor’s Edge, the third outing of the covert ops from the Edge security agency.

Morgan: I love that Razor’s Edge opens with a girl-fight. In the first few pages, security expert Roxanne Haught, aka Razor, faces down an angry woman who is determined to steal corporate secrets from an important client. This is no polite disagreement, but an all out knife fight.

Whitney: I give the author props, this is a really well written fight. And the incident is not just fun to read; it also shows that Razor is seriously able to take care of anything. 

Morgan: Except her ex-boyfriend who is hassling her.

Whitney: Who wouldn’t be upset if they were trailed by goons sent by a jealous ex?


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Author Interview: War Hero Bryan Anderson On His Touching Memoir

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

We read about heroes all of the time in romance novels, but how often are we confronted with true heroism in real life? Today we talk with war hero Bryan Anderson, whose memoir No Turning Back: One Man's Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope releases this month. A veteran with two tours of duty, Bryan was severely injured in an explosion in Iraq and now he is a triple amputee. However, instead of focusing on what he has lost, Bryan has continued to live life to the fullest and is a speaker, spokesperson and now actor. He is also an avid athlete and enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and rafting. After watching RT's interview with the author, make sure to pick up his memoir which will inspire readers to overcome any obstacle.

Bryan Anderson On His Memoir >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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On The Shelves Tuesday 11/9/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 08, 2011 | PERMALINK

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


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Inside Laura Caldwell's Claim of Innocence — With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 08, 2011 | PERMALINK

Are you thinking about picking up Claim of Innocence, the latest Izzy McNeil novel by Laura Caldwell, but aren't up to date with the characters in the series? No worries — the author has written up a "cheat sheet" on Izzy and her crew along with some never before revealed secrets about the characters. Also, Caldwell's agent, Amy Moore-Benson, weighs in on what she loves about the series. And after meeting the characters, don't miss your chance to win a copy of Claim of Innocence

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IZZY McNEIL - Izzy is a sexy, smart, redheaded Chicago lawyer who moonlights as a private detective after her fiancé disappears and her client is killed. She adores her family members, has a penchant for old Chicago dive bars and is constantly trying to stop swearing ("I think it sounds crass when other people swear. The problem is I think it sounds great when I do it.")


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