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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/14/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week looking for A Cowboy to Marry?

Here’s what you missed on the RT Website.

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PARANORMAL MONTH

Our giant giveaway is growing every day! Enter To Win >>

Three Halloween costumes inspired by fictional favorites. What Will You Be Wearing? >> 

Pocket puts some of our favorite series starters on sale. Check Out The Deal >>

We Dish about Serpent’s Kiss. What Do We Think Of Thea Harrison’s Latest? >>

Marjorie M. Liu fills us in on her latest Dirk & Steele novel. Find Out More >>

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: These Harlequin heroines have unusual jobs. What Do They Do? >>


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New York Comic Con 2011: Zombies, Monsters and Paranormal Fiction

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

We've been celebrating paranormal reads all month long, but we aren't the only ones who love creatures that go bump in the night. Today we spent time at New York Comic Con 2011 with thousands of fans that were ready for comic book, manga and graphic novel signings, author sightings, panels, workshops, advanced television and movie screenings and more. I had the pleasure to sit in on one of these workshops as several debut and established authors talked about some of the very real world problems that their supernatural characters face.


(Left to right - Thomas E. Sniegoski, Tahereh Mafi, Nancy Holzner, Drew Magary, Stefan Petrucha, Bob Fingerman and Veronica Rossi)


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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 >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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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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