Whether you're commuting, working out, doing chores around the house or walking the dog, there's no denying that audiobooks make even the most dull, boring task a million times more enjoyable. And with everyone gearing up for holiday travel, there's no doubt booklovers will want some new audiobooks to load onto their devices. Luckily for those of you who like to listen to your books, we're teaming up with Simon & Schuster and giving two lucky winners this bundle of 6 romance audiobooks! Each winner will get a copy of the titles below (for a summary of each book, click on the cover for the publisher's synopsis):
Maya Rodale, Miranda Neville and Avon Editor Tessa Woodward Tell You Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About RomanceBY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK
On Wednesday December 5, New York romance fans were treated to a special event hosted by Avon at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn. Historical romance authors Maya Rodale and Miranda Neville were joined by Avon editor Tessa Woodward for a tell-all panel on writing and publishing romance, moderated by RT's Morgan Doremus. During the first part of the discussion, authors were asked insightful questions about their recent work, how they developed their stories and what outrageous questions they get asked as romance writers. Plus, Tessa Woodward shared some professional advice about what works — and what doesn't — when it comes to getting a story published.
This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover", their likenesses spotted on some December new releases. Check out who we found:
Fans of Dollhouse’s Eliza Dushku are used to seeing her adopt different personalities as a “doll” on the once-popular science fiction television series. But are they ready to see the usually tough star in a gorgeous frou-frou style dress? If so, they should check out the cover of Jillian Stone’s latest!
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!
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Romantic Suspense - Elle Kennedy kicked off her new single title series with this year’s Midnight Rescue. So if you’re craving more from the author’s Killer Instincts series, have no fear! Book two will be out in February and we can expect book three to hit shelves the second half of 2013.
NEW SERIES ALERT
Did you spend your whole week planning Single Dad's Holiday Wedding?
Here's what you missed on the RT site:
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:
If you’ve enjoyed your fair share of contemporary erotic tales filled with dominant businessmen, younger temptresses and BDSM and you’re ready to expand your erotica horizons, we know just where to send you — into the abyss with these recently released erotic romances feature space-set sex scenes, futuristic love stories and a heaping dose of magic. So gear up for these four stories, all available for download now!
If you hadn't already heard, "New Adult" is the latest genre craze sweeping the publishing industry. Featuring slightly older protagonists than the ones you find in traditional YA stories, new adult heroes and heroines are usually college-aged, ranging from 19 to 21. You can check out our feature on the genre in the February 2013 issue of RT, but in the meantime we decided to ask New Adult author Cora Carmack to learn more about her latest release, Losing It. Bliss Edwards is a senior in college and still has her virginity, but not for long! Bliss is determined to lose it, and spots the perfect guy to help her. But her nerves get the best of her and she leaves the stranger alone in her bed — only to discover that he's her new theater professor! The author shares what made writing this awkward heroine so fun, and how she can relate:
We’ve all been that person.
Tripping in the lunchroom. Walking in on someone in the bathroom. Thinking a guy is checking you out, when he’s totally checking out the girl behind you.
These things happen. They are the awkward facts of life. I’ve been there… A LOT.
One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But 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.
The Winter Wife by Anna Campbell
Stirring Up Trouble by Juli Alexander