Fantasy author Peter V. Brett's new novella, "Brayan's Gold", has just been released. In this in-depth author interview Brett reveals the backstory to his Demon Cycle series with RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus. Discover how the series was affected by the 9/11 terror attacks, what drives the series and get a special look at several of the main characters in the series!
With our new 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!
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Paranormal - Shannon K. Butcher has just sold the next three books in her Sentinel Wars series published by NAL.
Urban Fantasy - Pocket has just purchased books 5 and 6 of Adrian Phoenix's popular series The Maker's Song.
Young Adult - Readers will get an additional title to Gena Showalter’s series Intertwined. The author will also release Alice In Zombieland, the first in a series featuring a teen girl who wakes up after an accident and realizes the world has become overrun by zombies.
Attention Aspiring Authors, Graphic Artists and Graphic Novel Lovers, enter Sea Lion Books LLC's contest for a new comic book contract to be awarded to one attendee at this year's RT Convention!
Sea Lion Books is the publishing house that has produced the graphic novels of such recognizable authors as P.C. Cast and Richelle Mead. Now the publisher behind such great works is giving away a one-shot comic contract to a lucky attendee at the RT BOOK LOVERS CONVENTION in L.A., April 6-10, 2011. Your project could be the next great graphic novel success!
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
Laura Moore's contemporary western Rosewood Trilogy is equally driven by the Radcliffe sisters' relationships with each other and the romances that these women find along the way. This month the series second, Believe in Me, features the middle sister Jordan who must learn to love again. In honor of the Radcliffe's special bond, the author shares an RT-exclusive scene between Margot and Jade. And then don't miss your chance to meet Jordan's new man in the excerpt of Believe in Me at the end of this post.
Did you spend your whole week facing Danger in the Desert?
Here's what you missed on the RT site.
Have you ever tried to write an online dating profile? I have. It’s not easy, especially when you’re not a person with simple moods and tastes. Here’s what mine could be like:
Earlier today we gave you a chance to share a coffee break with Caris Roane. Now it’s mid-afternoon and we hope that this check-in on Diana Pharaoh Francis' Horngate Witches will energize you to power through the rest of the mid-day doldrums!
Hi everyone! I hope your holidays have been wonderful and I want to wish you an extraordinary and healthy New Year.
I’ve been thinking about the holidays at Horngate. Because it is a place of witches, the solstice would be the day of celebration. At the same time, many people who live there are non-magical and come from a variety of religious backgrounds. Add in the Shadowblades and Sunspears who are equally diverse, and you have an extravaganza of religious cultures. But I imagine that everything in the end would revolve around who they are now and what they’ve become—members of a covenstead and a sprawling, frequently dysfunctional family.
On the solstice eve they would gather together in the Great Hall, as outside the wind howls and snow fills the air in a dense whirl of white chaos. Inside, the anneau floor is lit and the ceiling and walls is decorated with flowers, garlands, holly, herbs, witchlights, strands of silver, gold and copper. Overhead iron chandeliers full of beeswax candles shower down gold beams of light. The scents of rosemary, frankincense, myrrh, cedar and sage permeate the air.
Spend a few moments talking vampires with this paranormal author ...
Hi, Everyone! Caris Roane here!
I must confess this is absolutely one of my favorite things—talking about paranormal romance and my love of vampires. First, I have to thank the writers-who-have-gone-before for inspiring me to write my own vamp series: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian and J.R. Ward to name a few. Kresley Cole has also written one of my fav vamps in Sebastian! Also, Laurell K. Hamilton has done a brilliant job with her vampires and if you’ve caught any of my other blogs you know I’m a serious Jean-Claude fan!
In Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss, Anna’s parents ship her to boarding school in France. This YA tale about love, cinema, and France was rated an RT Top Pick! Says the reviewer, “ ” However, Anna may have found life in Paris a little bit less intimidating if she had been armed with Stephanie Perkins' Top Ten Things You Should Know About France Before Visiting! After the post check out the *Web Exclusive Review* and enter to win your own copy of this Parisian adventure.
When Anna Oliphant—the heroine of my novel—is shipped to Paris for her senior year of high school, she is afraid. She doesn’t speak the language, she’s familiar with the stereotypes, and she’s under the impression that the French do NOT like Americans.
Her worries are unfounded.