Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
In this month's The Vengeful Bridegroom, author Kit Donner traps her latest historical heroine, Madelene, in a marriage of convenience — her brother's convenience! Madeline must wed a stranger to save her brother, but the arrangement is only supposed to be for one month ... Get Madelene's take on her unfortunate situation and then learn what the author would do when faced with a similiar dilemma today. And don't miss the EXCERPT at the end of the post!
Author Jeannie Lin caught RT's attention with her debut novel, Butterfly Swords. This author's October release takes place in medieval Asia. Now the author answers RT's questions about what inspired her to set her novel in a locale that may be new to historical romance fans. Can't wait to check it out? You can get a taste of the world in The Taming of Mei Lin, the author's e-book novella which is available now.
RT: For Butterfly Swords, which came first, the story or the setting?
Good news for paranormal fans - five authors have joined forces to create what Random House is calling the "first fan-driven, multi-author, chain story e-book" to come out of one of the major publishing houses.
The story, A Glimpse of Darkness, will be co-written by Lara Adrian, Kelly Meding, Stacia Kane, Lucy A. Snyder and Harry Connolly. The authors will each be responsible for a segment of the tale that follows a djinn's daughter who is attempting to save her father's life.
Even better news? With A Glimpse of Darkness, you will have the opportunity to vote on the direction that the story takes at Suvudu.com.
The best news? The short story begins today!
Mystery author Ridley Pearson has his hands full juggling four series for readers across all ages. And this month, in his latest release, In Harm's Way, the author brings together the heroes of his two adult series. RT's Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan tracked Pearson down to ask about his newest thriller, his rock band and the author's busy schedule.
To celebrate the unprecedented SIX YA top picks of September, RT is giving you a chance to get your hands on these coveted novels in this awesome giveaway. Five lucky winners will receive a prize pack of this entire six book collection!
Mary Robinette Kowal's debut novel has been awarded RT's fifth Seal of Excellence. Kowal, a highly respected puppeteer and vocal actor, wowed RT editors with Shades of Milk and Honey, a Regency England-set fantasy. The book seamlessly blends historical fiction with fantasy to create a novel in the same vein as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott with one small addition - magic. In this interview, RT goes behind the scenes of Shades of Milk and Honey to learn how Kowal got into the "Jane Austen frame of mind." And don't miss the exclusive hidden extra that Kowal shares from Shades of Milk and Honey and the author's look ahead at the story's sequel, Glamour In Glass.
Community was the word of the night at the 2010 Golden Apple Awards hosted by the Romance Writers of America - New York City Chapter. The New York romance publishing industry was out in force last night to celebrate the GAA winners. This year honorees included authors Mary Jo Putney and Leanna Renee Hieber, independent publisher Sourcebooks, agent Lori Perkins and editor Deb Werksman.
RT would like to congratulate all of the winners. Another big congrats to RWA NYC for 20 years of inspiring and supporting aspiring and published authors in the New York City area.