It didn’t take very long, nor was it difficult, for authors Vivian Arend, Lauren Dane and Kit Rocha to settle on Marked for the title of their new self-published anthology. Because as readers will soon discover, each of the three stories feature tattooed and pierced characters. Today the authors are here to share why tattoos hold meaning for their characters, plus their favorite ink-related lines from their respective Marked stories.
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!
Historical Fiction - Kellie Estes’s The Embroidered Sleeve is sure to enchant those who love a sweeping tale of times gone by. In this debut novel, a mysterious Chinese silk sleeve holds clues to the fate of Mei Lien, a Chinese American woman who married a white man and became an outsider. Meanwhile, in present day, a young woman discovers a dangerous connection to Mei Lien that could destroy her own family and love.
Did you spend the whole week Daring to Trust the Boss?
Here's what you missed on the RT website:
"Don't read the comments." It's an Internet mantra for a reason. Yet today we've got contemporary breakout star Ruthie Knox, who's making her New Adult debut as Robin York, to tell us about how reading the comments led to write Deeper, a raw and beautiful winner. We wanted to know more. Here's what she had to say!
Some of my most vivid memories are from the period of my life when I was between 17 and 23.
I remember relationship dramas, friendship dramas, moving, loneliness, trying things, getting confused, getting unhappy, getting well, discovering exercise, discovering alcohol, discovering guilt sex, making lifelong friends.
How could so many things have happened to me in such a short period of time? It defies credibility, but that’s new adulthood for you. Incredible. Defiant. Unbelievable, in retrospect, that we should ever have been so stupid, or gone through so much in such a short period of time.
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 out favorite Tweets. Here are some of the standouts of the week:
Historical fans, ready to add a new author to your must-read pile? Then let us introduce Darcie Wilde. Her debut, Lord of the Rakes, captivated RT reviewer extraordinaire Kathe Robin, who called the romance, “a lively, original and highly sensual love story.” We wanted to know more about how Darcie's career got started and what readers can expect from her new romance, so we tracked her down to get some answers.
Name: Darcie Wilde
Book: Lord of the Rakes
Genre: Historical Romance
Current Home: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Author Icon: Georgette Heyer. Brilliant writer, incredible work ethic.
Favorite Word: Jabberwock
Was this the first book you ever wrote?
No. The first book I ever wrote was a very bad time travel romance called Love's Own Time.
How did you start writing?
Ready for a cover reveal? Today we’ve got a great one for you. Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, is retuning to historical romantic suspense, and we couldn’t be more excited! Otherwise Engaged publishes April 22, but we’ve got the back cover copy to parse in the meantime. Let’s check it out:
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.
Who do you turn to when you're looking to make something tasty for your sweetie this Valentine's Day? Why, cozy mystery authors, of course! (Who did you think we'd say, Martha Stewart?) After all, many of them craft their suspenseful stories around decadent treats. Today, the lovely ladies from Mystery Lovers' Kitchen are here to share their favorite V-Day dishes, sweet and savory, and best of all? You can take all the credit!
There’s no denying New Adult is one of the hottest genre in the book world these days. With its universal themes, red-hot romance and addictive plots, it’s not hard to see why readers — and writers! — are clamoring for more, more, more New Adult! That's why at this year’s RT Booklovers Convention, NA is taking NOLA by storm! Take a look:
New Adult authors at a 2013 RT Convention panel. From L to R: Sophie Jordan, Cora Carmack, Molly McAdams, Abbi Glines and moderator Elissa Petruzzi