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RT's Anne Elizabeth And A Special Look At Ziggy, The Ultimate Communicator

BY Anne Elizabeth, JUNE 02, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today graphic novel author Anne Elizabeth, who is also the RT BOOK REVIEWS Columnist on Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, shares a special look into the world of the comic character Ziggy.

In a rare interview, I spoke with Tom Wilson II, the son of Ziggy creator and the artist of the popular newspaper comic strip for the past few decades. “I took over for my dad years ago. I suppose it was a natural progression. I grew up with Ziggy who was like an older brother to me. He taught me a lot...” said Wilson. “Ziggy was a loner, a sad sack if you will, who was able to speak directly to the audience about his issues and upsets. He could look the world in the eye and impart his wisdom.” This candidness melted hearts of readers around the globe.


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Video Interview: Melissa Marr Chats About Graveminder

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Melissa Marr chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about embarking on several new projects, including May's paranormal fiction Graveminder and news about the upcoming television series deal the author inked even before Graveminder hit bookshelves!


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Test Your New Release Knowledge With Our June Authors In The Spotlight Quiz!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Spring has spring and summer has started in the outskirts of New York City. Here at RT we are appreciating all of those hot-weather treats like ice cream and iced coffee. But we have a something delicious (and calorie-free) for you today ... a taste of ten new releases. Read heart-felt messages, enjoy two author interviews and of course, enjoy excerpts with this month's Authors in the Spotlight!

Don't know where to start? You can check out the index, or find out which new books are spotlighted with this month's Authors in the Spotlight Quiz.

Authors In The Spotlight Quiz: June

1) Which two authors interview each other about their new historical/contemporary romance? Answer >>


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Video Interview With Mainstream Author Elizabeth Joy Arnold

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Mainstream author Elizabeth Joy Arnold will have you glued to the pages of her newest novel, When We Were Friends, with the story's emotionally gripping content and dramatic twists and turns. Today the author chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about what happens when you get involved in a situation that has no solution, and when "doing the right thing" completely backfires ...


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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 5/31/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance
  
 Lord Langley is Back in Town
Elizabeth Boyle

“Boyle delivers on all levels bringing a delightful cast of eccentric characters straight into readers’ hearts.”
  The Sins of Viscount Sutherland
Samantha James

“Twisting something old into something fresh is one of James’ talents. Here she uses the desire/revenge plotline and switches genders; the woman is out to seduce and ruin.”
       
 The Soldier
Grace Burrowes

“There is a quiet, yet intense power to Burrowes’ simple prose and such depth of feelings that it will be difficult to forget this marvelous story.”
  The Darkest Sin
Caroline Richards

“The carefully constructed mystery is balanced by a passionate romance that heats up the pages even as the plot twists and turns...”
       
  Lady of Seduction
Laurel McKee

“McKee shows readers she is a force to be reckoned with, an author who can turn a villain into a delicious hero.”
    Guarding a Notorious Lady
Oliva Parker

“The author uses humor to spice up a battle-of-wills plotline and adds a cast of likable characters and plenty of wild escapades and witty repartee.”
             

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The Last Week Of The Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today marks the final round of the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaway: your last chance to win seven new paranormal YA novels —  and one very cute tote bag that carries them all. This week you can get your hands on the new releases from Aprilynne PikeEllen Schreiber, Kim HarrisonVeronica RothAmy PlumJosephine Angelini and Tara Hudson. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with the five items that are in your bag when you head out on your supernatural quest.


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BEA 2011: Giant Book Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

We spent the past week at BEA meeting authors, publishers and fellow book enthusiasts. And each day we braved the long lines in the Autographing Area in order to give readers a chance to win signed books from fan favorite authors. 

Today is the day you've all been waiting for, because we are giving away not one, not two, but five bags full of signed books and ARCs from across genres! And with much thanks to all of the authors who contributed and publicists who made this giveaway possible, you can check out the lists below to see which books are in each bag.

To enter to win one or any of the bags, simply leave a comment below telling us what new book you can't wait to read and which bags you are hoping to win:

 

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller:

Inside by Brenda Novak — Signed and pubs in July!


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 5/27/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

We spent part of the week at BEA, one of the largest publishing conventions of the year. You can follow our coverage with the BEA Spotlights below and don’t miss your chance to win a giant bag full of signed books and Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) from the event!

Spotlight On Technology And The Future Of The Book >>

Spotlight On Upcoming Romances In Novels Across The Genres >>

Spotlight On Young Adult Fiction >>

Video Interview With Julia Quinn >>

Win A Prize Pack of BEA ARCs And Signed Books >>

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Sneak Peek: Vampire In Atlantis By Alyssa Day

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Alyssa Day's characters from her upcoming Vampire in Altantis, the latest installment of the author's popular Warriors of Poseidon series. 

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Daniel and Serai bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “star-crossed lovers.” They first fell in love more than 11,000 years ago, before Atlantis sank beneath the sea! In the time that has passed since then, Daniel became a vampire and very powerful mage in the Night Walker Guild, and Serai spent the entire time in magical stasis; frozen in time in Atlantis to be pulled out at some future time to marry an Atlantean king.

Serai isn’t a fan of this plan. 

She manages to escape the stasis pod and Atlantis just when Daniel has finally given up on life and plans to walk into the sun. When these two encounter another after eleven thousand years, it’s an explosion like the world has never seen! They have a mission, though: they must retrieve a very powerful gem from Poseidon’s Trident that has fallen into the wrong hands.  


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Extended Excerpt: Elizabeth Bass' Wherever Grace Is Needed

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

Get a peek between the covers of Elizabeth Bass' new mainstream novel, Wherever Grace Is Needed. With this extended excerpt you can meet Grace, the young woman struggling to figure out where home really is in this emotionally gripping tale of love and family.

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Prologue
Memorizing the Sky
June 1988

In the living room, she went through the same ritual she’d performed everywhere else, joining the tips of the corresponding fingers of her two hands to look through, like a viewfinder, and then slowly walking around the room, examining every little thing. She needed to commit it all to memory. This might be her last chance to see this old house, with its odd-shaped cabinets and closets perfect for hiding, and the fireplace framed by faded multicolored tiles.


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