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Around The World In Fiction - Destination: Asia

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Jeannie Lin caught RT's attention with her debut novel, Butterfly Swords. This author's October release takes place in medieval Asia. Now the author answers RT's questions about what inspired her to set her novel in a locale that may be new to historical romance fans. Can't wait to check it out? You can get a taste of the world in The Taming of Mei Lin, the author's e-book novella which is available now. 

RT: For Butterfly Swords, which came first, the story or the setting?


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Paranormal Fans - Start Your Voting!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Good news for paranormal fans - five authors have joined forces to create what Random House is calling the "first fan-driven, multi-author, chain story e-book" to come out of one of the major publishing houses. 

The story, A Glimpse of Darkness, will be co-written by Lara Adrian, Kelly Meding, Stacia Kane, Lucy A. Snyder and Harry Connolly. The authors will each be responsible for a segment of the tale that follows a djinn's daughter who is attempting to save her father's life.

Even better news? With A Glimpse of Darkness, you will have the opportunity to vote on the direction that the story takes at Suvudu.com

The best news? The short story begins today! 


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Video Interview: Sabrina Jeffries

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK
Author Sabrina Jeffries is interviewed by RT's Web Editor Whitney Sullivan. The author's latest release, A Hellion In Her Bed, is the second in the historical series, Hellions Of Halstead Hall. Now Jeffries shares what prompted her to write a series about siblings, who inspired the sassy series matriarch and which "clash of worlds" from the author's own experience she wove into A Hellion In Her Bed!

Sabrina Jeffries Goes Behind The Scenes Of Her Hellions Of Halstead Hall Series >>

Jeffries On The Hero of A Hellion In Her Bed And What's Coming Next >>


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Author Interview With Ridley Pearson

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Mystery author Ridley Pearson has his hands full juggling four series for readers across all ages. And this month, in his latest release, In Harm's Way, the author brings together the heroes of his two adult series. RT's Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan tracked Pearson down to ask about his newest thriller, his rock band and the author's busy schedule.

Whitney Sullivan: For your latest novel, you put both of your crime-solving heroes, Fleming and Boldt, In Harm’s Way. What was something unexpected about bringing these men together? 


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WEEKLY WEB WRAP UP 9/17/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your week trapped with this delicious combination: Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.


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Young Adult Top Picks Giveaway

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

To celebrate the unprecedented SIX YA top picks of September, RT is giving you a chance to get your hands on these coveted novels in this awesome giveaway. Five lucky winners will receive a prize pack of this entire six book collection! 


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Go In-Depth With August's Seal Of Excellence Winner: Mary Robinette Kowal

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

Mary Robinette Kowal's debut novel has been awarded RT's fifth Seal of Excellence. Kowal, a highly respected puppeteer and vocal actor, wowed RT editors with Shades of Milk and Honey, a Regency England-set fantasy. The book seamlessly blends historical fiction with fantasy to create a novel in the same vein as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott with one small addition - magic. In this interview, RT goes behind the scenes of Shades of Milk and Honey to learn how Kowal got into the "Jane Austen frame of mind." And don't miss the exclusive hidden extra that Kowal shares from Shades of Milk and Honey and the author's look ahead at the story's sequel, Glamour In Glass.


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Report From the Golden Apple Awards 2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | PERMALINK

Community was the word of the night at the 2010 Golden Apple Awards hosted by the Romance Writers of America - New York City Chapter. The New York romance publishing industry was out in force last night to celebrate the GAA winners. This year honorees included authors Mary Jo Putney and Leanna Renee Hieber, independent publisher Sourcebooks, agent Lori Perkins and editor Deb Werksman.

RT would like to congratulate all of the winners. Another big congrats to RWA NYC for 20 years of inspiring and supporting aspiring and published authors in the New York City area.


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Marley Gibson's Top Ten Tips For Ghost Hunting Teens

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

YA author Marley Gibson has made a name for herself with her popular Ghost Huntress series. Now check out the author's tips for teen ghost hunters and don't miss the *Web Exclusive Review* for each novel in this four book series!

The Ghost Huntress series has developed over four novels to become a multi-faceted action-packed ride. The novels follow teen Kendall who discovers that she is a psychic. With the aid of a few close friends and two adult mentors, Kendall is determined to use her gift to help as many ghosts "find the light" as possible. As Kendall experiences the ups and downs of being a psychic teen, Gibson delivers compelling mysteries with a strong supporting cast.

Gibson says of ghost hunting, "In researching for my Ghost Huntress series, I have, in essence, become a ghost huntress myself." Now she shares ten essential rules for effective (and safe) ghost hunting!

Marley Gibson's Top Ten Tips for Ghost Hunting Teens:


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SCOOPED! Featuring Moning, Sparks, Shay and More!

BY Morgan Doremus, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

For my weekly column Scooped!, I scour the Internet, contact authors and pick my fellow RT editor's brains to make sure no reader question goes unanswered. This week, I talk with Karen Marie Moning about her next release, discuss paranormal creatures and scout out some of the best firefighter stories around. Still have questions? Send them to me here and you may be featured in an upcoming post.

Question: I am a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning's MacKayla Lane stories. I just checked on Amazon and the next release Shadowfever won't be out until January, which seems like a really, really long time! Can you tell me anything about the book? Any little tidbit would be welcome. - G.H.

Morgan: I can do much better than a little tidbit. If you go to Karen Marie Moning's website and sign up for the author's newsletter you can find six teasers for Shadowfever in the newsletter archives. Also, fans like yourself are all over the forums on the author's site dissecting the teasers with a fine-tooth comb. And just for you, G.H., I contacted the author to see what Ms. Moning had to say about the long wait for her upcoming release.


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