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Cover Reveal: The Trouble With Love by Lauren Layne

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

Cover Reveal season is still going strong and today we're unveiling the super romantic cover for Lauren Layne's upcoming release, The Trouble With Love, the next installment in her Sexy, Love & Stiletto series. And let us tell you, the cover is snappy! With bright colors and — wait, we don't want to spoil it for you, so let's get to it.

As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons — namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar.


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Exclusive Excerpt: Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's a gloomy Monday here at RT HQ, we've got a steaming hot mug of tea just waiting to be sipped — seems like a perfect time for an excerpt! How about Elizabeth Hoyt's new historical romance, RT Top Pick!, Darling Beast? It's the story of once renowned, but now down-on-her-luck actress and playwright Lily, who comes across a "monster" when she and her son move into an abandoned theater. Only, you guessed it, because you may have read a historical before, the monster is actually escaped prisoner (and Viscount!) Apollo Greaves. Enjoy!

“Indio!”

Lily paused and glanced around the blackened garden an hour later. She hated to keep Indio locked inside the old theater, but she was going to have to if he insisted ondisappearing like this. The sun would soon be setting. The garden held all manner of dangers for a little boy—and that was without the interest the duke had shown her son yesterday afternoon. Lily hadn’t liked that comment Montgomery had made about Indio’s eyes.

Not at all.


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On the Shelves: 10/14/2014

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 13, 2014 | PERMALINK

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

Historical Romance

DARLING BEAST

"Fans will relish Apollo’s tale, savor being reunited with favorite characters and cherish the wonderful new ones — especially Lily’s son. Darling Beast is wondrous, magical and joyous — a read to remember."


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Forewords — The Books Before the Buzz

BY DJ DeSmyter, OCTOBER 13, 2014 | PERMALINK

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of publishing's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Mainstream - In Libby Cudmore’s “quirky” debut, No Awkward Goodbyes, a young woman receives a mix tape by mistake and sets out to uncover the truth behind her neighbor’s death using the mix tape. Along the way, this Brooklynite grows to accept her new journey into adulthood.

Young Adult - In Beyond the Red, Ava Jae’s debut novel, readers will be taken on a sci-fi adventure. A feud rages on a planet rich with nanite technology, threatening the reign of a young queen. She must turn to her rebel half-blood bodyguard for help in order to stop her vicious twin brother. Coming in 2016.

Historical Fiction - When three women answer Louis XIV’s call for mail-order brides, they journey to the newly established colony in Quebec, Canada. Once there, they suffer more loss than expected. Aimie Runyan’s Ice Flowers is sure to be a mesmerizing read.


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 10/10/2014

BY DJ DeSmyter, OCTOBER 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week with The Guy Next Door?

Here's what you missed on the RT site!

Get in the Halloween spirit with our Polyvore Romance Trope Costumes!

Shapeshifting Heroine

Virgin Secretary

YA Heroine Who Discovers She's a Witch

Innocent BDSM Heroine

Wallflower Who's Finally Just Going for Sexy

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EROTICA: We revealed Stacey Kennedy's new cover for Tamed! See It Now >>


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Tropeoween: Halloween Costumes For Your Favorite Romance Trope - The Historical Wallflower Who's Just Going For Sexy

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

All week long we’re celebrating Tropeoween here on the RT blog. What is Tropeoween, you ask? Why it’s a celebration of trope-y romance Halloween costumes, of course! Here's what we've covered so far:

The Newbie Shapeshifting Wolf Heroine (Who Also Might Be A Paranormal Investigator).

The Virgin Secretary to the Billionaire CEO (Who is About to Not be a Virgin At All)

The Awkward YA Heroine Who Just Discovered She's A Witch

The Naive BDSM Heroine

And our final costume is: The Wallflower Who’s Finally Just Going for Sexy.

Look, the season's almost over, you're almost on the shelf. You're tired of getting trod on as you watch the more popular and moneyed girls get snapped up. Well, you’re going to show the ton after all. Maybe you’ll be compromised by a handsome rake and live happily ever after! (Hey, it already happened to your sister. And your cousin. Makes sense that you would be next.)


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

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 our favorite Tweets. 

 


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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up — Adult-turned-YA Authors You Need to Read

BY Elissa Petruzzi, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

This week Meg Wolitzer — of the blockbuster mainstream fiction novel The Interestings — turns to YA fiction with her new novel Belzhar. Which got us thinking about other adult-genre authors who have made the leap to YA. Here are a few of our favorites, whom you might not have tried yet! Won’t you let us add to your TBR pile?

Cover of Indestructible

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Tropeoween: Halloween Costumes For Your Favorite Romance Trope - Naive BDSM Heroine

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

All week long we’re celebrating Tropeoween here on the RT blog. What is Tropeoween, you ask? Why it’s a celebration of trope-y romance Halloween costumes, of course! Here's what we've covered so far:

The Newbie Shapeshifting Wolf Heroine (Who Also Might Be A Paranormal Investigator).

The Virgin Secretary to the Billionaire CEO (Who is About to Not be a Virgin At All)

The Awkward YA Heroine Who Just Discovered She's A Witch

Today's costume is our rendition of the Innocent BDSM Heroine. She's fresh out of college, has only had sex with a few guys and really, really likes the mysterious, hot older guy she just met. In fact, she's willing to do just about anything to keep him.

Innocent Erotica Heroine Halloween Costume


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Birds, Bees and Everything In-Between: Sara Farizan on Writing About Teen Sexuality

BY DJ DeSmyter, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Talking about teen sexuality is often viewed as a touchy subject. But authors like YA novelist Sara Farizan aren't afraid to step up to the plate. In Sara's latest novel, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, high schooler Leila already feels like an outsider because of her Persian heritage. Yet she fears her life would be even harder if her classmates found out she likes girls. Her growing feelings for the new girl in school help her discover that she may not be so different after all. Today, Sara talks about the importance of writing about teen sexuality and her role as a writer. Take a look:


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