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Into the Archives with Kristan Higgins

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

In the mood for a fun and flirty contemporary romance? (This is us every day.) Good news, there’s a new Kristan Higgins romance out this week, Waiting on You! Kristin’s written so many great romances, we forced her to pick her top five favorites. We apologize to your ever-growing TBR pile. Ready to go … Into the Archives … with Kristan? Let’s do it!

The cover of Too Good to be True

1. Too Good To Be True

What I love about Too Good is the commitment Grace has to her imaginary boyfriend. Oh, come on! We’ve all done it! But Grace really goes the extra mile, especially when the gorgeous ex-con moves in next door. 

2. My One and Only

The title says it all—Harper and Nick are made for each other, no matter how much they have may have screwed things up way back when. These two circle each other like feral cats, and I absolutely adore their razor-sharp, lightning-fast dialogue.


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Why Will McIntosh Is One Of The Most Underrated Science Fiction Writers - Plus An Excerpt From Defenders

BY Elisa Verna, MARCH 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

Everyone has their favorite tropes and plot devices. In romancelandia we call this "romance cat nip," but readers of all genres have certain elements that will make them pick up a book no matter what. When it comes to sci fi, many of Will McIntosh's stories contain everything I look for in a SF novel, and I'm honestly surprised his work isn't more highly regarded. His upcoming May release, Defenders, just about blew me away. I wanted to email him and ask, "Did you write this story just for me? Be honest, Mr. McIntosh." Of course he didn't, but the book contained nearly every element on my Perfect Sci Fi Novel checklist.

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1. It was accessible.

Let's be real here, I understand science on a basic 10th-grade biology level, at most. I'm not going to be upset if your fictional science isn't completely perfect. In fact, I probably won't even notice. I feel like a lot of SF/F readers get hung up on the plausibility of science and magic in their stories, and rightfully so, but I'm already going into a SF/F book suspending my disbelief, so chances are I'll accept whatever science an author throws at me, proven that they've actually worked through all of it before crafting their story.


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Small-Town Romance, Historical Style: Julie Anne Long Talks Pennyroyal Green

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

Do you have your calendar blocked off for tomorrow because there’s a new Pennyroyal Green book coming out from Julie Anne Long? Then we have just the blog post to tide you over til release day! In celebration of Between the Devil and Ian Eversea, we got the dirt from Julie on the series — and Olivia’s story.

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Fans of your Pennyroyal Green series — including, ahem, us — have been waiting for Olivia and Lyon's story. Give us some dirt!

I swear, I have the loveliest readers in the world. It's thrilling to know how much they care about Olivia and Lyon—I truly never anticipated how MUCH they would care, and it's wonderful. Readers of the series know that Lyon's Redmond's disappearance (allegedly because Olivia Eversea broke his heart), stirs up the centuries long enmity between the Redmonds and Eversea, as well as revives the well-known curse about the Everseas and the Redmonds: that an Eversea and Redmond are destined to fall in love once per generation, with disastrous consequences.


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 24, 2014 | 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!

NEW SERIES

Historical Romance - Amy Sandas’s historical series, Women of the Underworld, kicks off with Luck Is Never a Lady. This new series features three sisters who wind up in the dark underbelly of their Regency society as they attempt to repay their father’s debts and stay in good social graces. Coming soon from Sourcebooks.

CONTINUING SERIES

New Adult - K.A. Tucker returns to her Ten Tiny Breaths world with a new prequel novella, In Her Wake, which will be narrated by Trent. Be sure to catch all the drama and romance when the novella hits shelves this summer!


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 3/21/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend the whole week trying to unravel The Secrets of Her Past?

Here's what you missed on the RT website:

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Public Displays Of Romance - Week 3

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 21, 2014 | PERMALINK


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling our favorite Tweets. 

This week we dedicate Tweethearts to everyone who says that authors are 'just like everyone else'.   


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.1 - "Pilot"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MARCH 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

We open on our main girl, Clarke, as she’s busy drawing and delivering a rather poetic voiceover, telling us how a nuclear apocalypse pretty much decimated Earth ninety-seven years ago. But don’t worry, there were twelve space stations, including one known as the Ark, with survivors! Woot woot! Turns out, though, the Ark isn’t exactly Happyville. Any crime is an offense, and Clarke is — you guessed it, a criminal! When guards come to get her, she learns she’s one of the 100 who are going to “the ground” — Earth. And then a guard drugs her and we’re treated to the nifty title logo.

The Ark, aka Our Future Home

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Clarke wakes and finds herself on a space shuttle with her fellow prisoners. And then Isaiah Washington pops up on screen as the Chancellor and gives the 100 a little explanation of what’s going on. Clarke and her sort of friend Wells, who’s the Chancellor’s son, try to keep everyone in check, but the lack of gravity is too appealing. Outside, the shuttle is nearing Earth and those who aren’t strapped in their seats have a bit of a, well, rough landing. Houston, we have a problem! All communication with the 100 has been cut off.


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New Publisher Alert: ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray's Brown Girls Publishing

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

The business of publishing is always fascinating, especially in this digital age we find ourselves living in. A new development we’re excited about is the creation of Brown Girls Publishing, run by bestselling authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. We wanted to know more about this new venture, and the ladies were kind enough to oblige.

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The cover of Open Door Marriage

Why did you decide to start Brown Girls Publishing?

Our motivation for creating Brown Girls Publishing was the fact that there are so many talented authors who for various reasons, don’t have a publishing deal, or aren’t able to write in genres that are near and dear to them. We also saw an opportunity to introduce some fresh voices in a market where so many genres have become formulaic and repetitive.

Tell us about some of your recent and upcoming releases, and why you decided to publish them?


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

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 this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

Devil's Mistress by Heather Graham

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $0.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Touble in Texas by Katie Lane

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

         


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