RT Daily Blog

White Trash Zombie Fun: A Glance At Diana Rowland’s Hit Series

BY DJ DeSmyter, JULY 03, 2013 | PERMALINK

When one thinks of zombies, they usually don’t think of endearing, romantic or humorous. But bestselling author Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series has won over readers with those exact qualities — and here at RT Book Reviews, we just can’t get enough of this series, which won our 2012 Urban Fantasy Protagonist Award! But the fun certainly doesn’t stop with the book’s interior content — Rowland’s covers for the series are just as quirky and engaging!

Each of the books’ covers are full of energy and attitude, and the illustrations of the heroine, Angel, help convey these qualities. The covers are definitely attention-grabbing and you can’t help but want to grab all three books and read them back to back. Author Diana Rowland loves the covers, too, and says, “...There’s a scene in the movie Despicable Me where one of the little girls finally wins a giant stuffed unicorn, and she screeches, ‘IT’S SO FLUFFY!’. That’s pretty much my reaction to every single one of my White Trash Zombie covers, along with some joyful flailing and high-pitched shrieking.”


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
0COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Spoiled: Larissa Ione Answers Our Questions About Reaver

BY , JUNE 26, 2013 | PERMALINK

The dark, dangerous and addictive Demonica series has propelled paranormal romance author Larissa Ione onto bestseller lists and into readers' hearts. Continuing in this world with the spin off Lords of Deliverance series, these books feature cursed demons, deadly assassins and harbingers of death — and these are the good guys. So you can only imagine the evil our heroes and heroines are up against! Larissa continues her intense storytelling with the December release of Reaver. Fans have been begging for this rogue angel's story and the author delivers in a big way by teaming Reaver up with Harvester, a 'Fallen' heroine who is in the process of infiltrating Satan's lair. Needless to say, there is a lot happening in this upcoming release, so we just had to ask the author what we can expect from Reaver.  

***

Reaver may be an angel, but his attitude is anything but angelic. What from his attitude caused him so much pain that he has adopted his bad boy persona? 


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
1COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Nicole Peeler Looks Back At Her Jane True Series

BY , JUNE 12, 2013 | PERMALINK

This month author Nicole Peeler released the sixth and final book in her Urban Fantasy Jane True series, Tempest Reborn. Readers will finally see if halfling selkie Jane can destroy The Red and The White forever. But even as we are thrilled with the series finale, there is always that bittersweet moment when we say goodbye to characters we have grown to love. In this post, we ask the author to take a look back and describe the series' most unforgettable moments. 


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
0COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters - Meet The Cast!

BY , JUNE 11, 2013 | PERMALINK

Last week, we interviewed author Richelle Mead and she answered our questions about the movie adaptation for her YA Vampire Academy series. Excited to see her fictional world come to life, Mead said that every actor cast in the film absolutely captures her VA characters. But just who will be bringing this paranormal saga to life? Today we give you a run down of the actors you will see on the big screen Valentine's Day 2014, when Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters releases in theaters everywhere.


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
3COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Coreene Callahan's Fury Of Desire

BY , JUNE 11, 2013 | PERMALINK

Romance readers who take on a series — whether it be contemporary, historical, paranormal or beyond — always have that one secondary character that they're just dying to see get their happily ever after. For many of Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury readers, that character is Wick — a wounded fighter whose much deserved HEA is coming in book four, Fury of Desire.

Callahan's Nightfury dragon shifters — a half-human, half-dragon race committed to protecting mankind — have been feuding with another faction of dragons hell bent on wiping out humans, so with tension building across three books, Wick certainly has his work cut out for him. Today we're happy to unveil the cover of Fury of Desire, which depicts a hunky Wick among a burning yellow color scheme, inspired by his piercing amber eyes.

Writing an entire series is a serious commitment for an author. We asked Callahan about what she's learned over the course of her series and how the first three Dragonfury books influence the fourth:


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
11COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Video Interview: Richelle Mead

BY , JUNE 04, 2013 | PERMALINK

At this year's RT Convention, RT's Morgan had the pleasure of sitting down with author Richelle Mead. Known for writing fantastic paranormal romances, Mead is releasing Gameboard of the Gods today. In this interview, the author talks about her new novel — the start of a futuristic series featuring a military heroine who teams up with a government agent who is living in exile. Mead calls the story a slow burning romance, with much more to come. Plus, the author discusses news about the upcoming Vampire Academy movie!


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
1COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

How Friends And Family Influence Author Molly Harper's Characters (Watch Out Uncle Roy!)

BY , MAY 30, 2013 | PERMALINK
Molly Harper's amazing paranormal romances are filled with witches, werewolves and vampires. But instead of inspiring fear, these creatures are guaranteed to make readers laugh. Crazy high jinx and fun flirting are the hallmarks of Harper's books and this month she has a new release A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses. This Top Pick!-rated novel features witch Nola Leary as she sets off on a quest assigned to her by her grandmother. And just like Nola must deal with some crazy family drama, so does Molly Harper. In fact, the author often uses her own experiences in her novels. Today Molly explains just how she incorporates her friends and family in her storytelling. 

After publication, almost every author has an awkward experience in which she’s sitting at a family dinner, getting that look from a family member — the look that says, “The annoying, meddlesome aunt character? Yeah, I know that was me.”


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
6COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

How NYC's High Line Inspired Alyssa Day's Latest Series

BY Alyssa Day, MAY 27, 2013 | PERMALINK

When I came up with the idea of Bordertown as the setting for my new paranormal romance series, The League of the Black Swan, I knew that it would be a frontier town situated between the human, Fae, and demon realms and located beneath, between, and behind the streets of Manhattan. But I didn’t know where to put it! So, I turned to two wonderful friends for help. 

Sarah Wendell, owner of the romance blog site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, pointed me to the High Line Park, an amazing community park and garden space that was created out of an abandoned railroad track that runs right through the lower west side of Manhattan. Another friend, RT’s own Morgan Doremus, also loves the High Line Park and was kind enough to take a series of amazing pictures that I posted on my bulletin board for inspiration. 


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
1COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Video Interview: Meljean Brook

BY , MAY 23, 2013 | PERMALINK

At the 2013 RT Booklovers Convention, Meljean Brook took home the award for Best Novel of the Year for her steampunk story Riveted. In our video interview with the author, she reveals that she writes strong heroines for her young daughter, who will presumably read her books when she gets older. Filled with diverse, multifaceted characters, as well as plenty of adventure and mystery, Brook discusses why she chooses to tackle social issues in her Iron Seas series. She also shares what it was like writing an alternate history and her experience writing such an unconventional hero. Plus, the author tells us her favorite book of 2012 and what's next for the Iron Seas characters.


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
0COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST

Nalini Singh On The Psy-Changeling World And Heart Of Obsidian (Spoiler Free)

BY Morgan Doremus, MAY 21, 2013 | PERMALINK
***SPOILER-FREE ZONE***

Like many, many, many other romance readers out there, I have been obsessed with trying to figure out the Ghost's identity from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. For almost a dozen books, the author has seeded hints into her stories about the infamously powerful Psy defector. Working from inside the PsyNet, an intricately woven mental pathway that the Psy race needs to survive, the Ghost has teamed with Changeling shifters and humans alike in order to free the minds of his fellow Psy from the destructive Silence that does not allow emotion.

Singh, well known for her airtight plotting, has stated that she has always known who the Ghost is, however, this has been the series most tightly guarded secrets. (I have tried on multiple occasions to get Nalini to let down her guard and give me the name of the Ghost — to no avail.) But the wait will finally be over on June 4 when Heart of Obsidian releases. 


Read More>>

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
0COMMENTS SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED EMAIL SHARE PERMALINKREAD ENTIRE POST