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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 5/10/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 10, 2011 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.  


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Win Sarah Dessen's New Contemporary YA Novel What Happened To Goodbye!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 10, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month author Sarah Dessen releases her latest contemporary YA novel, What Happened to Goodbye. Dessen is known for her emotionally gripping tales and this month she tackles what happens when the desire to make yourself over goes too far.

In the story, high school senior Mclean's life has been a series of goodbyes since she moved in with her divorced dad. As they've gone from town to town, Mclean has reinvented herself each time. And by the time they get to Lakeview, Mclean is so good at the process, she's not even sure who she really is anymore. Will Lakeview be the place that she finally feels free to be the real Mclean?

You can find out if Mclean will be able to re-discover herself when What Happened to Goodbye hits stores today, or enter to win your own copy by leaving a comment below about how you'd make yourself over if you moved to a new town!


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 09, 2011 | 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!

AUTO-BUY AUTHORS

Suspense - Allison Brennan has just sold her next three books to Minotaur. No word yet on if these will be straight romantic suspense or suspense with a touch of paranormal. 

Historical Romance - Fan favorite Maya Banks will be releasing three new Scottish historical romances through Ballantine. We will let you know the moment we’ve got more information, but our fingers are crossed for Scotsmen of the kilted variety!

CONTINUING FAVORITE SERIES

Mystery - Michael Brandman will be continuing Robert B. Parker’s Jessie Stone series starting with Robert B. Parker’s Killing The Blues, which will be released in September.


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A Second Chance To Win The Dark Days of Supernatural Giveaway!

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Last week we gave you the first chance to try your luck at winning our Dark Days of Supernatural Giveaway, a tote bag that comes filled with the latest novels from Aprilynne Pike and Ellen Schreiber, Kim Harrison and tales of supernatural romance and adventure from four new voices: Veronica RothAmy PlumJosephine Angelini and Tara Hudson.

             
                     
           

Let's pause for a second to get a look at those covers. That's a very pretty line-up, right? I've got a bad news/good news situation for you today. Bad news: Like the Hope Diamond, there could be only one winner of our first giveaway. So if you aren't Tricia Schneider, you are starting this week empty-handed, sorry! But, good news: Starting today you will have a second chance to win your own Dark Days of Supernatural tote bag full of new and upcoming releases.


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 5/6/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week as a Witness on the Run?

Here’s what you missed on the RT website.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Isobel Carr chats about her favorite fictional four-legged friends. Find Out What They Are >>

MYSTERY: Daniel Blake incorporated the city of Pittsburg into his new thriller. Learn How >>

URBAN FANTASY: This author talks about the dark themes in his Iron Druid Chronicles. Who Is It? >>

YOUNG ADULT: Aprilynne Pike reveals why she was looking forward to writing Illusions. Get The Insider Details >>

INSPIRATIONAL: Meg Moseley gives readers a special look at her hero and heroine. Check It Out >>


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Debbie Macomber Discusses Her Newest Release A Turn In The Road

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Popular women's fiction author Debbie Macomber often writes about the trials and tribulations of everyday women. She continues this tradition in her newest release, A Turn in the Roadwhich is the next in the Blossom Street series. In the story a mother, her daughter and mother-in-law hit the highway for a road trip they will never forget. Along the way, this heartwarming tale delves into the themes of redemption and forgiveness. In this interview Morgan and Debbie discuss the three generations of women in the story and how their trip across the country changes their lives forever.

LISTEN HERE


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April's Seal Of Excellence Winner Author Carol McCleary Top 5 Historical Figures Who Deserve Their Own Novels - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

Mystery Author Carol McCleary's latest historical mystery The Illusion of Murder won RT's April Seal of Excellence. The editors were captivated by the way that McCleary brought historical figure Nellie Bly to life, capturing the female reporter's race around the world as seen through a cleverly annotated diary. Today we chat with McCleary about why she brought Nelly Bly to life and which other famous females of history she believes deserve their own novels and why. And don't miss your chance to win a copy of The Illusion of Murder at the end of this post!

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Why I chose Nellie Bly as my main protagonist:


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Susan Grant Takes Readers Around The World (And The Universe)

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Susan Grant has a reputation for transporting readers across the universe with her science fiction romance tales — and this month's The Last Warrior promises to be another trip that is (pardon our pun) out of this world. But Susan Grant is happy also happy to take people around the world during her day job, as a jumbo jet pilot who frequently heads to exotic locals. 

Most of you know me as a bestselling author of 15 assorted paranormal, military, and science fiction romances. A few may know that I live a double life as a 747 jumbo jet pilot, flying overseas routes for United Airlines.

I've flown commercially for 23 years, and before that I was a jet pilot for the US Air Force. In any given month I may land in China, South Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Japan, staying a night or two then flying home.


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Tara Taylor Quinn Shares The Best Advice She's Ever Received - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today author Tara Taylor Quinn shares her past with readers and explains how (and why) she incorporates her own experiences into her writing. And don’t miss your chance to win a copy of her new novel, It Happened on Maple Street, at the end of this post!

My life is an open book. At least, as of April 1, 2011 it is. Before that I had fifty-five books published with Harlequin and MIRA and I lived my life in hiding. I was living with a twenty-seven year secret of domestic violence. That changed with the publication of It Happened on Maple Street, co-authored with Tim Barney, my husband and the love of my life. It Happened on Maple Street is our true love story. And the story of the healing power of love. I am all over those pages, by name. My shame, my guilt, and my struggle to find faith in myself and trust in love are all there for the world to see. My family and friends, as they read this book, are finding out for the first time about the secrets I kept all those years. 


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Morgan & Whitney Dish: The Guardian By Margaret Mallory

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 04, 2011 | PERMALINK

This week, Whitney and Morgan Dish about The Guardian the first book in Margaret Mallory’s new The Return of the Highlanders series

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Morgan: I choose this week’s selection because I loved the reviewer’s summary of the story and how, when the hero, Ian MacDonald, returns home after years of war he “assumes his responsibility, vowing to win [the heroine Sileas’] respect and create a real marriage.” Characters that grow and change always get my attention. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that he wears a kilt. Nothing wrong with that!

Whitney: I tend to stick to the Regency era for my historical romances, but I’m glad that you selected this medieval tale. It’s much less cold-drafty-castle than I thought it would be. Instead, it’s much more about “passionate hearts on the Highlands.”


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