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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 5/24/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance
  
 Scandal In Scotland
by Karen Hawkins

“The second book In Hawkins’ Hurst Amulet series reaches new heights in a humorous, fast-paced dramatic story that’s filled with sensual tension.”
  The Secret Desires of a Governess
by Tiffany Clare

“By incorporating the themes and red herrings of a classic Victoria Holt or Daphne du Maurier, [Clare] entices readers to keep turning the pages to uncover the mystery and savor the highly sensual romance.”
       
 The Wedding Of The Century
by Mary Jo Putney, Kristin James & Charlotte Featherstone

“Three authors have chosen very different settings, characters and weddings to let readers know any wedding is a good wedding — as long as there is love.”
  The Devil In Disguise
by Stefanie Sloane

“The debut of the Regency Rogues trilogy is a delightfully fun, sensual and suspenseful romance of a bad boy and a good girl with a twist or two thrown in for the fun of it.”
       
 The Vampire Narcise
by Colleen Gleason

“This is the most powerful and emotionally intense of Gleason’s trilogy.”
  More Than a Mistress
by Ann Lethbridge

“[Lethbridge’s] characters are delightful and full of naughty delight."
       

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BEA 2011: Talking Technology And The Future Of Books

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

This week authors, publishers and industry insiders have gathered in New York City to take part in the annual conference hosted by Book Expo America (BEA). All week long we will be bringing you a look to the action as we attend workshops, meet up with authors at book signings and much more.

Today we are thrilled to be talking about the future of books, the focus of today's "Day of Education" at BEA. Programs and presentations centered on the frontiers of publishing including the effects of the recent innovations in technology. From enhanced e-books, such as the Penguin Classics Amplified Editions that we reported on last week, to mobile publishing, to special social networking features authors can use to reach consumers, technology is playing an increasingly large role in the way that authors (and publishing industry insiders) connect to readers.

International Digital Publishing Forum's Digital Book Program


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 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

Mystery - Starting Winter 2012, Lisa Gardner will begin releasing her next three books from Dutton. The first novel is tentatively titled Catch Me, there has been no word yet on the story’s plot.

Young Adult - Jennifer Lynn Barnes will soon release YA title Nobody a story about two “supernaturally unnoticeable” teens. One uses the skill to kill, while the other uses it to hide.

DIGITAL READS

Paranormal - Former Writing With the Stars contestant KC Klein has just sold her book Dark Future to Avon Impulse. The story has a science fiction twist; the heroine travels through time and space during a deadly war that she just might be able to bring to an end. 


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Create Your Own Hero For This Week's Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway To Win 7 YA Novels!

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today we kick off round four of the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaway! You guys are familiar with the prize, a tote bag brimming with seven new and upcoming paranormal YA novels: the newest tales from Aprilynne PikeKim Harrison, and Ellen Schreiber's popular series and four new authors who are making their mark on the genre, Veronica RothAmy PlumJosephine Angelini and Tara Hudson.

             
                     
           

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Meg Mitchell Moore's Six Tips for Visiting Your Parents’ House With Your Small Children

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Meg Mitchell Moore chats about family dynamics and the ways that they change — and stay the same — when the children in a family become parents themselves. Not only has the author been through this herself (as a daughter who has grown up to have children) but her new mainstream tale, The Arrivals, follows a family that is undergoing this important change. Today the author has created a quick list of pointers for how to navigate this challenging transition!


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Magazine Extras: Nalini Singh Psy/Changeling Series Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

We are really looking forward to the latest chapter in bestselling author Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series, this month's Kiss of Snow — and we know you are too. Fans of the series have been clamoring to find out more about Hawke and Sienna since the series starter, Slave To Sensation. So to get you caught up on what's been happening between the mentally gifted Psy and the animal shifters known as Changelings, we are giving you a chance to win the series' nine-book backlist before Singh's new release hits shelves at the end of May. 

The author chatted with RT Executive Editor Faygie Levy about her popular paranormal series in the June issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine. In the article “A Kiss of Romance, Times Two,” Singh gives an insider's look at the evolution of the series and talks a bit about what you can expect from Kiss of Snow.

And if that doesn't have you convinced that Kiss of Snow should definitely be in your TBR pile, each day for the next two weeks RT's Web Editor (and uber-fan) Morgan Doremus will reveal the reasons why she thinks Kiss of Snow is so great. 


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 5/20/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your week reeling from a Five-Alarm Encounter?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Kris Kennedy on the heroine of the medieval Defiant. Read All About Her >>

MYSTERY: Enjoy the thrill of going fast in Steve Ulfelder’s new novel. Learn More >>

COMIC: TV show Castle inspires new graphic novel. Get The Details >>

YOUNG ADULT: Myra McEntire introduces readers to her ghost-seeing heroine. Meet Emerson Cole >>

INSPIRATIONAL: Enjoy an excerpt of this new inspirational romantic suspense. Take A Look >>


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How Ciji Ware Writes About Disaster - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today Ciji Ware gives readers an insider look at how she creates the disasters in her novels. And don't miss your chance to win your own copy of her newest novel, the historical fiction tale, A Race to Splendor!

“…Blindly Amelia inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm. Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces…She crumpled beneath the doorframe, curling into a ball…and screamed again as a twenty-five foot expanse of wood paneling and masonry pitched outward and plunged nine stories to Montgomery Street below. She knew that no structure on landfill, no matter how well built, could withstand much more shaking without collapsing. Then, just as suddenly, the convulsions subsided.”


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A Video Interview With The Author Of Agonizing Love: The Golden Era Of Romance Comics

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Michael Barson has just released Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics, a collection of romance comics that were popular in the 1940s and '50s. With titles like "Flame of Jealousy" and "Was I a Wicked Wife?" as well as quizzes, reader letters and articles on romance, this is a collection that is sure to please die-hard romantics, comic enthusiasts, art lovers and history buffs. Today Barson chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about what "Love Comics" are and why these tales are relevant to contemporary readers even though stories like these are no longer published.

Michael Barson On Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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Sneak Peek: Stephanie Julian's What A Goddess Wants

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Stephanie Julian's upcoming series Forgotten Goddesses which begins in July with What a Goddess Wants. We go beyond the back cover blurb with the author who shares how this erotic paranormal romance puts a new spin on little known Etruscan goddesses.

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What a Goddess Wants is the first in the Forgotten Goddesses erotic romance series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. The book features a beautiful goddess, a handsome hero, a nasty blue demon and a magical community that’s coexisted with ours in secret for several millennia.

Tessa is the Etruscan Goddess of the Sun, formerly adored by millions (well, that might be pushing it a little), but who’s now living in relative obscurity in Reading, Pennsylvania, where much of the Etruscan population has been settled for two hundred years.


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