Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and candy for everyone. So in honor of you folks who are still searching for someone special, here are some notable recent (and one upcoming) non-fiction dating guides. We know “dating guide” is sort of an icky term and maybe you wouldn’t be caught dead reading one, but there’s no shame in looking for guidance. Plus, that’s why they invented ereaders, right?
Ready for a cover reveal? Today we’ve got a fun one for you. New contemporary romance author Abigail Sharpe returns with Who Wants to Marry A Doctor? We are of course thinking who doesn't want to marry a doctor, but romance isn't exactly the first thing on pediatrician Sabrina Bankhead's mind. Check out the back cover blurb:
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.
We're halfway through Valentine's Week, and in addition to eating tons of chocolate and wearing lots of pink, we're paying extra special attention to those important men in our lives — our book boyfriends! (Our real-life partners are used to being ignored while we read, it's fine.)
It's hump day, hooray! Only two more days until the glorious weekend. We hope you have something fun planned, whether it be spending time with your sweetie or gorging on Netflix and discounted Valentine's Day candy. To help get you over the midweek slump, we've got a scene from Maya Banks' Letting Go. In this scene widowed heroine Joss is confessing her submissive fantasies to Dom hero Dash — desires she never dared to share with her late husband. Enjoy!
“I’d like to hear what it was you planned as well, Joss,” Dash prompted gently. “What was tonight all about?”
Joss turned away, turning her fingers into tight fists. “I know you don’t think I have a clue what I was getting into, Dash, but I’m not stupid. I didn’t just up and decide to go to The House. It’s something I’ve thought about and researched for months. I talked with Damon Roche a lot. He wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting into and that I wasn’t making a hasty, emotional decision.”
2014 RT Convention Preview: Yasmine Galenorn, Jennifer Estep and Larissa Ione's Favorite Memories and Con AdviceBY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 | PERMALINK
With its many intriguing cemeteries, voodoo shops, and rich history, New Orleans is pretty much a tailor-made setting for a paranormal story. And with so many paranormal and urban fantasy authors attending this year’s RT Convention, we thought we’d check in with Yaasmine Galenorn, Jennifer Estep and Larissa Ione about their fondest convention memories, advice for convention newbies and what they’re most excited to see and do in NOLA.
While I shared some of my highly anticipated YA releases in one of our Book Hankerings posts, there's one debut I'm particularly excited about: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper. With a historical backdrop, witches and a hot, tattooed harpoon boy, what's not to love? The bad news is the book doesn't come out until September. Oh, the agony. But the publishing gods must feel sorry for my because Little, Brown recently released the book's cover and it's so pretty it'll help tide me over until the fall. Let's take a look:
Valentine's Week is underway (yes, it's a week here at RT, we're surrounded by romance novels and giant pictures of Fabio (not kidding), we can't help ourselves) and we're in the midst of our Book Boyfriend Smack Down. Which hero will reign supreme?
It's time for another RT Read Along — where we ask you to join us in reading a brand new e-serial from one of our favorite authors. This week I continue with part two in Megan Hart's five-part erotic serial Every Part of You, available February 18. This installment there's tons o' sexytimes and hero Elliott wins me over! Giant SPOILER ALERT for anyone who hasn't read parts one or two yet.
Picking up exactly where part one left off, "Resists Me" starts out with Simone dragging Elliott to a goth night club (Simone used to be a bit of a wild child) after she cornered him in their office's lobby and convinced him to go out with her again. She purposely chooses a place that would annoy Elliott, and I'm amazed by how much I can love this heroine. Straight-laced Elliott is not having any of it, and sulks at the bar drinking whiskey while Simone dances her little butt off alone, until some rando dude joins her. Elliott steps in, showing that he does have feelings for Simone — and he can dance! The dancing quickly becomes too much for either of their libidos and they quickly return to Simone's place for sexytimes.
And here's where things get interesting. Elliott obviously has some issues. I mean, up until he met Simone he had been boning random women in his office so, clearly we've got a hero who can't commit and had some intimacy issues. But he likes Simone, and she lays all her cards out on the table, straight up telling Elliott she would like to have sex. There's lots of superbly written foreplay, but Elliott draws the line at intercourse. Another reluctant hero who can't commit. Instead of a traditional finish, he relieves himself all over her. Which, for this erotica reader, is always a nice change of pace. As soon as he's done he up and leaves, and Simone is kind of annoyed but not really bothered because she just had an orgasm and can't be bothered with Elliott's issues right now. Still, she likes Elliott enough to have a talk with him about it at work the next day. She even brings him food!
This week on Bitten 1x05, aptly titled “Bitten,” we learn how Clena got their smush on, and the gang goes on a not-so fun stroll in the woods.
As Jeremy, Nick and Clay flip through LeBlanc’s creepy scrapbook, Elena toys with Pete’s ring. Jeremy reveals he’s willing to entertain Daniel Santos’ offer. Clay and Nick protest. Probably ‘cause they realize the dude has serial killer eyes. One stop further on the “Are you kidding us?” train, Elena offers to be the bait for LeBlanc. “I’m the bitch that he wants!” she says, like the title of a self-help book. “We will find him together,” says Big J, making her storm off in a huff.