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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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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 12, 2011 | PERMALINK

A dying vampire queen and a happy-go-lucky gryphon will risk the fate of the world for their love in Thea Harrison’s paranormal series third Serpent’s Kiss.

Morgan: I have been loving Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series since book one, Dragon Bound, hit shelves earlier this year. Now we are on book three and I have to say that I never get tired of visiting the author’s world of strange, mythical creatures. 

Whitney: Harrison has become an auto-buy author for me, too. Although, I felt this particular book took a while to get off the ground because Harrison has to explain all the different types of creatures in play, the political factions that are maneuvering and also reacquaint us with the hero and heroine who have been, up until now, supporting characters. 


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Unusual Occupations For October's Harlequin Historical Romance Heroines

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 12, 2011 | PERMALINK

In October Harlequin introduces readers to several historical heroines with unusual occupations. From a brothel's accountant to a nobleman's page, this month's female protagonists are not your average leading ladies. But will their unlikely jobs help them find love? 

 

The Captain's Forbidden Miss
By Margaret McPhee

Gwyneth McCloud is a lady-in-waiting to the widowed Mary Queen of Scots. It is during Gwyneth's time as part of the royal court that she meets Rowan, Lord of Lachraven, the new advisor to the queen. Although Gwyneth and Rowan disagree on many fronts, will their loyalty to Mary's family help bring these two together?

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Video Interview: Carla Swafford

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Carla Swafford treats readers to a seriously seductive adventure with her debut tale, Circle of Desire, from Avon Impulse. Learn how the story went from the slush pile to soon-to-be-e-released when the author chats with RT's Morgan. In the interview, Carla shares her journey to becoming a published author and introduces readers to her fierce heroine, Olivia, a cutthroat assassin. Carla also shares details from her upcoming series second!

Carla Swafford On Her Circle Series >>

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On The Shelves Tuesday 10/11/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

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


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Jamie Todd Rubin "Vacations" Back To The Golden Age of Sci Fi

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

Earlier this year, science fiction author Jamie Todd Rubin re-visited the Golden Age of science fiction, an era in which science fiction gained notoriety during the first half of the 20th century, by looking at one of the most influential publications of the time period — Astounding Science Fiction magazine. In a series of blog posts on his website, Rubin examined every aspect of the magazine — from the short stories to the ads — issue by issue, and reflected on how the magazine defined the Golden Age and how the era has influenced and molded contemporary science fiction writing. This week Amazing Stories, the digital re-boot of another classic science fiction magazine, will be hosting Rubin’s reflective journey on their website.


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Caught On Cover: October 2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 10, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover", their likenesses lifted for October's new releases. Check out who we spotted:

It looks like Mila Kunis has replaced Kelso with another shaggy-haired hero

 

     


 


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