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Witches of East End Recap - Episode 1.7 "Unburied"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | PERMALINK

We’re really getting into the thick of it on the Witches of East End. This episode sees the shapeshifter revealed, and our girl Wendy gets some bad news. Good thing there’s more shirtless Freddie Prinze Jr. to cheer us up! (And the less said of the promo for the Flowers in the Attic TV movie, the better, hmm?)

We open on Wendy writhing (not in a good way), tied to a chair. She’s pleading with an angry looking Ingrid, who thrusts her hand into Wendy’s chest, Temple of Doom style.

Cut to … 24 hours earlier!

Freya’s finishing up inventory at the bar and, of course, Killian’s there to help. It’s hot in there — literally, not Nelly style. Killian wipes a bead of sweat off of Freya’s arm, and I know it sounds gross, but he does it while — say it with me — gazing longingly at her. They make out.

 

Sweat beads can’t gross out people this attractive.

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But don’t get mad because Freya wakes up, waking Dash too. (Freya apparently has a large abundance of gorgeous nightgowns. Lucky Channing.) Seems Dash is used to her sleep talk, and he says he’ll listen closer next time.


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Witches of East End Recap - Episode 1.6 "Potentia Noctis"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, NOVEMBER 11, 2013 | PERMALINK

Well not only does this show entertain each week, but now I am inundated with holiday cheer thanks to all the commercials for holiday movies on Lifetime. If you need me any time between now and New Year’s, I’ll be on my couch, with ice cream, weeping as Dolly Parton teaches everyone the true meaning of the season. Onto the recap …

We’re at the Fairhaven estate, and Freya’s swimming in the gorgeous indoor pool. She backstrokes right into Killian. They flirt. Obvs. Freya tells Killian she’s worried that he’s waiting for her. He doth protest too much. Dash shows up and scolds Killian for swimming so soon after being nearly shocked to death last week, telling him he needs to come in for a checkup. Freya asks Dash if the brothers are cool now, and Dash dashes that he’s just trying to make things work. Freya says Dash is the best person she’s ever met (in soap language, this means: ain’t never gonna work out).

The pool scene was obviously a cover for shirtless Killian. Twitter was not complaining last night.

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The Story So Far ... Cat Adams on Their Blood Singer Series

BY , NOVEMBER 07, 2013 | PERMALINK

Our latest edition of The Story So Far … features Cat Adams, aka CT Adams and Cathy Clamp, and their super popular Blood Singer series. Book six in the series, To Dance With the Devil, releases this week, so we thought this was a perfect time to take a look back at The Story So Far with the ladies themselves. Here’s what they had to say about each Blood Singer book.

1. Blood Song:

The setup: Celia Graves was a “vanilla” human bodyguard until a job went bad and a master vampire decided to try to bring her over, making her an “abomination” — neither vampire nor fully human.  Now she has three days to save the world, her sanity and her soul.

The scoop: The fun thing about BLOOD SONG was that it hit me in the head like a brick. I was at a con with my co-author and saw a photo in the dealer’s room of a vampire with a black daisy in her teeth. In that moment I had the whole world, the characters, the plot for the first book.


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Witches Of East End Recap: Episode 1.5 - "Electric Avenue"

BY , NOVEMBER 04, 2013 | PERMALINK

Witches of East End has definitely hit its stride, and this week’s episode had some laughs, some tears and some sexytimes. Ready for the recap?

Wendy’s checking on a sad Ingrid; it’s Adam’s funeral today. Wendy offers to go with her niece, but Ingrid’s not going. Ingrid blames herself, because, say it with me, of the repercussions of the unnecessary resurrection spell. Ingrid just wants to grieve in her own way. (She may be sad, but her hair looks fantastic.) We find out why she doesn’t have sad hair when she closes the door and smiles at: hey, Adam!

Penelope and Freya are ogling a vintage dress found by some workers on the estate.

Freya’s at work with her new coworker Killian. A blonde is checking our guy out. And oh! It’s Elyse! Dash’s first fiancée, who slept with Killian too.

 

Say it with us: Dun dun dun!

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Win A Copy Of Charlaine Harris' After Dead

BY , NOVEMBER 01, 2013 | PERMALINK

Since we're talking the end of a series with our Francis Ray giveaway, we figured we had to include Charlaine Harris' post-Sookie Stackhouse novel, After Dead, which gives readers a glimpse into what happened to each character after the series closer, Dead Ever After.  We can't really talk about After Dead without unloading a whole mess of spoilers, but here's what Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith had to say about the book:

"For long-time Sookie Stackhouse fans this compilation of 'where are they now' tidbits is the perfect complement to their 'Dead' collection. Award-winning Harris provides snippets of info on characters both large and small, making this the perfect finishing touch for her beloved and long-running series."

Sounds like a must for Sookie fans, regardless of how you felt about the series ending. Plus, we've got four promotional posters to go along with the book!

 


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Boo to You: Authors' Favorite Halloween Episodes

BY , OCTOBER 31, 2013 | PERMALINK

If you couldn't tell all month by our Mega Monster Mash Giveaway, costume suggestions and more, we at RT are pretty big fans of Halloween. And we want you to have an awesome All Hallow's Eve. So if you're not into the bar scene, at some point tonight you'll be at home, looking to entertain yourself between trick or treaters. And we certainly don't want you to be boo-red. (We can't stop. We're too excited.) So we queried some of our favorite authors to find out their favorite Halloween TV episodes and movies — what they always watch at this time of year. We also, ahem, included video clips, if you feel the need to take a break at work today. (We don't judge!) Here's what they had to say:

Jennifer L. Armentrout: My favorite Halloween TV show isn't really a show, but a made-for-TV movie. Whenever Halloweentown comes on, I have to watch it. There's just something about Debbie Reynolds and a town where everyday is Halloween that just gets me. 

The broom scene from Halloweentown


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Excerpt Break: Read Chapter One of Gena Showalter's Black and Blue

BY , OCTOBER 31, 2013 | PERMALINK

About to crash from all the candy you ate this morning? No? Just us? If you have a similar lack of willpower, you're probably ready for an excerpt break! Today for you we've got the first chapter of Gena Showalter's Black and Blue, the — Top Pick! rated — latest in her Otherworld Assassin series. RT reviewer extraordinaire Jill M. Smith calls this one a "really special … a must buy." So of course we wanted a taste. (Since we can taste no more candy. For at least … three minutes.) Onto the excerpt! 

Four years later

What ’s wrong with me ?

Evie Black executed her fiftieth lap in the long, rectangular pool that consumed half of her backyard.

The sun shone brightly, heating her skin as well as the water. Very precious water. Expensive. During the human-alien war, a good portion of the world’s supply had been contaminated.

But then, she was obscenely rich and wanted fonothing.


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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Ilona Andrews' Magic Breaks

BY , OCTOBER 31, 2013 | PERMALINK

As a special Halloween treat, we're revealing the brand spanking new cover of Ilona Andrews' seventh Kate Daniels book, Magic Breaks. Although the book doesn't hit shelves until August 2014, we know die-hard Kate Daniels fans will be quick to scoop up any bit of information they can get about the story — including this beautiful cover. Take a look!

The book's back cover blurb:

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe — especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear …


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Gail Carriger: The How's and Why's of Her Favorite Steampunk Costumes

BY , OCTOBER 30, 2013 | PERMALINK

Just in time for Halloween, do we have a treat for you! Today steampunk extraordinaire Gail Carriger is here today to showcase the ins and outs of her most trustworthy and favorite steampunk costumes. Gail, whose delightful steampunk YA, Curtsies & Conspiraciesis out next week, has a droolworthy costume collection, here for our ogling. Take a look!

I've had a love affair with costuming for as long as I can remember. For me any day of the year could be Halloween. Then I got into historical reenactment — and then I discovered steampunk. As a result, you might describe my steampunk costumes as quite proper, so far as these things go. I'm lucky enough to be able to attend several steampunk events a year, but because so many of them require flying I've settled on four basic outfits that travel well.

Each of my steampunk outfits has its variations and its reasons. Each includes parts that I have made myself and items that I have purchased. Some objects are quite meaningful, others are quite silly, and for me, that's the beauty of steampunk.

1. The Spoons


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Monster Mash Spooktacular: Month-long Mega Giveaway

BY , OCTOBER 29, 2013 | PERMALINK

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we're getting in the spooky spirit of things here at RT. Join us for our Monster Mash Spooktacular, a month-long celebration of the supernatural creatures who have stolen our hearts. Each week we’ll shine the spotlight on a different monster and add a set of books featuring them to our mega, month-long giveaway! Learn how to enter to win at the end of this post. 

 

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ZOMBIES


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