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Lisa Renee Jones On Her New Hero, Sterling - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month author Lisa Renee Jones thrills readers with her paranormal romance series second, The Storm That Is Sterling. Today the author takes readers behind the scenes for a special look at the inspiration for her latest hero, Sterling Jeter. And then don't miss your chance to win a very special prize pack from the author at the end of the post.

Hello everyone and happy holidays! I love this time of year and I always find so many reasons to enjoy life during the holidays. Food, family, more food! Yes — I do love the food! 

This season I have a little something extra to celebrate and that is the release of The Storm That Is Sterling. One of the reasons I love this book, and this hero — Sterling — is that it’s his story of finding love, almost losing love, and then finding happiness despite the odds. After all, the holidays are a time for us to celebrate our gifts and, life and love are gifts in every possible way.


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Paranormal Month Wrap-Up: RT Exclusive Video Interview With L.A. Banks

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

We've been celebrating paranormal reads all month long — you can take a look back at the coverage here. For a special supernatural send-off, today we are premiering a never-before-seen RT exclusive interview with the amazing L.A. Banks, who passed away earlier this year. In this video interview, RT's Morgan and the L.A. discuss the author's past, how she wove her own experiences into her popular Vampire Huntress series and why it was important to the author to tell stories about characters that illustrate the idea that no matter what others say about you, you are the one that makes your future.

L.A. Banks On Writing Her Own Life Into Her Books >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>

Congratulations to 3Kids1Cat for winning our giant 20-book paranormal giveaway and we hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!


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Spoiled: Mary Robinette Kowal On Her Next Three Novels!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Mary Robinette Kowal’s debut novel, the fantasy Shades of Milk and Honey, was awarded our August 2010 RT Seal of Excellence. Said RT Senior Reviewer Natalie A. Luhrs, “If Jane Austen had written a fantasy novel, Shades of Milk and Honey would have been the result.” Today, the author chats with us about what readers can expect in next April’s series second, and then get spoiled with exclusive details about Kowal’s two novels coming up after that — books three and four in the series!

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We are anxiously awaiting the release date of Glamour in Glass, which will continue the romance of Jane and Vincent, who readers met in last year’s Shades of Milk and Honey. We know in the series second Jane and Vincent head abroad, where are some of the spots where they will stop?


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 31, 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!

AUTO-BUY AUTHOR

Paranormal Romance – Karen Marie Moning’s 2006 novella “Into the Dreaming” will be brought back to bookstores. Fans who missed this story the first time around will appreciate the chance to get their hands on this re-printed short story that connects the author’s popular Fever and Highlander series. There’s no word when this re-print will hit shelves, but we can’t wait as there are few things in the world that we like more than kilted fae heroes!

NEW SERIES ALERT

Contemporary Romance - Kayla Perrin will kick off her new series with a heroine who is being played. As she tries to decide between the two men she loves, one of them is testing her feelings in a vicious, dangerous way. Publication date TBA.


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/28/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 28, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week looking for The Man Every Woman Wants?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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PARANORMAL MONTH

Our giant 20 book giveaway is almost over! Enter To Win The Prize Pack While You Still Can >>

We interview Kim Harrison about her Rachel Morgan series! Watch The Video >>

Kendare Blake talks about the macabre and her new series starter. Why Is Anna Dressed In Blood? >> 

Jacquelyn Frank introduces us to her latest Nightwalker. Meet Adam >>


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Shawna Thomas On Her Debut Fantasy, Altered Destiny

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 28, 2011 | PERMALINK

Shawna Thomas' debut novel, this month's fantasy tale Altered Destiny got a Top Pick rating from RT's Victoria and made such an impression on her that it was nominated for the month's RT Seal of Excellence. Today we sit down with the author to find out about how she brought her heroine Selia's fantasy world to life, an insider look at her vampiric hero and what readers can expect next from this new talent!

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First of all, your debut book was nominated for October’s RT Seal of Excellence. Congratulations! What is one of the other unexpected pluses of your experience as a debut author? 


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 27, 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

Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel

Get It For Free >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Touched by Angels by Peggy Webb

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Vamped by Lucienne Diver

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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Chatting Between Classes With Author Kendare Blake

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

We were intrigued by the haunting story of author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood, RT reviewer Senator's first-ever Top Pick! For her sophomore novel, Kendare created a horror story that will leave you sleeping with the lights on. So to find out a little bit more about this dark tale, RT's Senator sat down with Kendare for a mini-interview — a quick chat between classes, if you will — to bring you guys a special behind the scenes look at this new series starter!

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Some say it's the ambiance that makes something scary; others, the killer. What do you think is the most important factor that makes a story scary?

For me, fear is always enhanced by what you're not shown. By what you don't know. The leftover questions, the why's. Not so much the how's. I like to know the how's, sometimes. But things left off the page or off the screen, for you to imagine, or things that are implied and hinted at, that's scary. And you know, zombies!


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So You Want To Read A Paranormal Graphic Novel ...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

Do you want try out a paranormal graphic novel but don’t know where to start? All of our coverage of Comic Con 2011 got us in the mood to check out some new illustrated tales. So for some expert advice on which new supernatural stories to pick up, we called in RT reviewer Ruth. Today, she shares how she started reading graphic novels and recommends four of her recent finds.

I enjoy romance comics! When I was a much younger woman (I am in my sixties, now) my husband would walk with me to the corner drugstore where we would buy two bottles of Coca-Cola and two comics. For several years, this was our routine, walking hand in hand and enjoying the balance of our life together. Being newlyweds we didn't have much money and still this was a favorite treat. His preferred issues were Captain America and Spiderman, but I liked anything with a romantic story. 


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Tags: Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga, RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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Morgan And Whitney Dish: Victoria Dahl's Real Men Will

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

In the final installment of Victoria Dahl’s new contemporary romance series, readers finally get to see Eric Donovan’s relationship. This month’s Real Men Will pairs the too-in control oldest brother of the Donovan clan with the sexy Beth Cantrell. But will they be able to make this mismatched romance work?

Morgan: Things do not start off well between Eric and Beth.

Whitney: Or maybe you should say that they start off way too well. Because this couple begins with a bang, literally. (Pardon the pun, I couldn’t resist!) I mean, their relationship starts with a one night stand. 

Morgan: Although they both live in a small community and are bound to run into each other again, these two don’t think of this when they meet up at an out-of-town business event. In fact, Eric isn’t thinking about much when he tells Beth he’s Jamie Donovan, using his bad boy brother’s reputation to engage in some distinctively un-Eric behavior, a no strings attached night of passion. 

Whitney: Real Men Will picks up six months later when Beth discovers that her wild night with a Donovan brother didn’t take place with Jamie, but instead she actually slept with Eric. 


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