Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
Last week, RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus got to sit down with Jennifer Love Hewitt to discuss the actress’s current project and her upcoming book.
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is best known for her role on Party of Five and Ghost Whisperer, but last year she added author to her resume with the non-fiction book The Day I Shot Cupid. Focusing on her own romantic entanglements, Cupid was a cathartic experience for Hewitt. “So many people write about my love life, I wanted to talk from the heart and tell my own story.”
Jeaniene Frost’s newest novel, Eternal Kiss Of Darkness, will be released on July 27th. To celebrate her new release, Frost will be doing a book tour by train. The author will stop at locations in the South between July 28 - August 5th. You can read about her complete tour schedule here to find out when the author will be closest to you.
This Paranormal Romance got a 4 ½ stars Top Pick rating. The novel, which is a spin-off from Frost’s popular Night Huntress series, pairs vampire Mencheres with courageous P.I. Kira. RT’s Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith says of the story, “wildly romantic … If Frost keeps this up, fans will need to build more keeper shelves!”
RT BOOK REVIEWS is thrilled to announce that the June 2010 Seal of Excellence winner is Tess Gerritsen for her compelling suspense novel Ice Cold.
Gerritsen is in the midst of her press tours for Ice Cold as well as her new TNT series Rizzoli & Isles (read about the show's debut here), RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus was able to track down the author for this exclusive interview. They chat about the author's thoughts on actresses Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, Gerritsen's inspiration for Ice Cold and how this novel is a turning point for her heroine Maura.
Spend your week trying to resist Seduction On The CEO's Terms?
Here's what you missed on the RT website.
Turns out we're not the only ones hungry to find out what happens to Katniss and Co. as The Hunger Games trilogy draws to a close next month with the release of Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay. (No, we could not resist that pun.) Last week we gave you our predictions as to how the book would end, and asked for you to weigh in, or to tell us why you're so ravenous to try these books, here. (We can't stop.) Here are the winning entries, whose appetite will soon be sated with paperback copies of The Hunger Games ( ... okay we're done).
Denise shares our penchant for punning, titling her email entry FAMISHED, endearing her to us forever. Poor Denise only got to page 34 of her library's copy of The Hunger Games before driving 550 miles from New Jersey to North Carolina. She tell us the rest:
I’ve been an avid reader my whole life, switching to adult books at about 13. So there isn’t much in the way of genre fiction that I haven’t read.
Graphic novels. Check.
Cozies … wait.
How is it that with almost two decades of reading under my belt that I have never tried out a cozy? It has got to be because my favorite thing about a mystery is the hardened detective tracking down the bad guys. I’ve always been a little skeptical about the genteel amateur sleuth.
But this past week I gave into the peer pressure from RT Senior Editor Stephanie Klose, our resident mystery aficionado, and picked up my first cozy which happened to be Avery Aames’ A Long Quiche Goodbye.
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is branching out — again. The author is starting a new series and leaving her Jersey setting for the greater Boston area, and focusing on a whole different type of detecting, this time with a paranormal bent.
The series first, Wicked Appetite, is being billed as "An Unmentionable Diesel and Tucker novel." It introduces seven mysterious stones, which are linked to the seven deadly sins. The extraordinary Gerwulf Grimoire is seeking the stones and needs pastry chef Elizabeth Tucker to help him locate them. And Elizabeth Tucker’s life gets even more complicated when a guy named Diesel shows up promising to protect her. But how much can she trust a guy with a ninja cat, a rude monkey and his own interest in these mystical stones?
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You mentioned something a few weeks ago about using Calibre to track my wants and to-be-reads and purchases for my print books. Is that possible?
Dear Lauren: Yes! I created a short screencast to walk you through adding books to create a library of your print books. The process is fairly simple. You can watch the full screencast (link to a full screen version) or read on below. Download Calibre here (compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux).