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Inside Erin Quinn's Final Mists Of Ireland Story: This Month's Haunting Embrace — With Excerpt!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 07, 2011 | PERMALINK

As part of our Paranormal Month coverage we are going behind the scenes with author Erin Quinn to learn how with her new novel, Haunting Embrace, the author perfected the art of what she calls “writing through chaos”. Don’t miss your chance for a backstage pass to the story — and an excerpt of what you’ll find in the latest installment in the author’s Mists of Ireland series about Druid warriors and the cursed Book of Fenmore.

For most authors, writing isn’t just a job—it’s a calling. And like anything we’re called to—or compelled to do—it comes with its highs and lows. Highs—hearing from readers who love your books. Lows—sitting in front of a keyboard and pulling word by painful word out of an over-taxed brain. 


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Tags: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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Free E-Read: Carrie Vaughn's The Nymph's Child

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Readers searching for a compelling short fantasy story with a touch of romance should look no further than Carrie Vaughn's short story "The Nymph's Child." This e-read is currently hosted for free at Fantasy Magazine.

Vaughn has made a name for herself with her long-running urban fantasy series about heroine Kitty Norville — most recently featured in the anthology Kitty's Greatest Hits. However, "The Nymph's Child" reads much more like the author's April release, After the Golden Age. While there aren't superheroes in this story, "The Nymph's Child" certainly has several unexpected heroes. 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Spoiled: An Exclusive First Look At Alexis Morgan's Newest Series River of the Damned

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 05, 2011 | PERMALINK

We were so excited to learn that fan favorite Alexis Morgan has a new series releasing next year that we immediately contacted the author. RT wanted to be the first to bring readers information about the fantasy/romance series River of the Damned along with a peek at the series starter, My Lady Mage, set to hit shelves next summer.

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First, we've got to ask, is this a Paladin series spin-off or are you embarking on an all-new adventure?

This is a whole new adventure for me, one I’m really excited about. River of the Damned will be my first fantasy romance series, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The first story in the series, My Lady Mage, will be released by Signet Eclipse in July 2012.  

My Lady Mage features a woman who can wake the damned, that's a pretty crazy power. Can you share a hint about how she controls it?

Lady Merewen’s family lands are under attack. Desperate to save her people and the horses that she loves, she invokes an ancient spell. At the edge of the river, she calls on the gods for help, asking that they send the Damned, five ancient warriors, to defend her people. 


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Author Interview: Katie MacAlister Talks Dark Ones, Much Ado About Vampires And More — With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 04, 2011 | PERMALINK

It's the second day of our month-long spotlight on Paranormal reads. And it seemed fitting that we bring you an insider's look at one of the genre's most popular series. Today Katie MacAlister chats with RT's Whitney about her ever-evolving Dark Ones series, the upcoming ninth novel set in that world, Much Ado About Vampires, and her career over the last decade. Don't miss your chance to go behind the scenes of Katie MacAlister's work with one of her biggest fans — and find out what you can expect from the author next!

WHITNEY SULLIVAN: In Much Ado About Vampires your heroine Corazon discovers that not only is she a reincarnated soul — but in her last life she was a vampire’s mate. Oh, and she’s seen him kill someone. This is not an easy (or baggage-free) way to start a relationship — so how did you know that Cora and this sexy bloodsucker were meant for each other?


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Paranormal Authors Collaborate For Breast Cancer Research

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Check out eleven creepy crawl-y evil creatures and support the fight against breast cancer while you read — here's how: download your own copy of Entangled, the paranormal e-anthology that hit stores this morning. Entangled is a collaboration by Authors4thecure, eleven authors including two New York Times bestsellers and two breast cancer survivors, who are all dedicated to helping end this disease. Proceeds from Entangled will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

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Why was it important to you to contribute to this anthology?

Liz Kreger: As a breast cancer survivor, I have a personal stake in a cure being found ... whether it’s a cure for breast cancer, or any other cancer. With grants being continuously cut, it’s important that research into finding a cure continue. Science has made so many breakthroughs in the past few years that an actual cure could be just around the corner. I felt this was an opportunity to give something back using my own unique talents. 


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Author Interview: Nalini Singh On Her Guild Hunter Series

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 06, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling paranormal author Nalini Singh goes in-depth about her Guild Hunter series in this exclusive video interview with RT's Morgan Doremus. Get a behind the scenes look at this unique series from its very beginnings and find out everything you need to know about Vampire hunter Elena and Archangel Raphael. And then discover what makes Archangel's Blade such a game-changer and find out why you will fall in love with this new hero, Dmitri, the vampire who serves as Raphael's righthand man.

Nalini Singh On Her Guild Hunter Series >>

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Richelle Mead's Baby Has Arrived

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

A huge congratulations to new mom Richelle Mead who just delivered her first child earlier today! 

The author, who is keeping the baby's sex and name a secret for the moment, announced her pregnancy on her blog back in February. And before getting down to business filming an author interview with RT's Morgan, they chatted about her impending mommy-hood off camera.

On camera, Richelle talked about what fans could expect in the busy month of August. Along with her baby's due date, the author's final book in her Succubus Blues urban fantasy series, a Vampire Academy graphic novel and the Vampire Academy spin-off series starter, Bloodlines, all have release dates this month. (You can check out her video interview with Morgan here and enter to win your own copy of Bloodlines.)


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Tags: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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Christine Feehan's Who's The Heroine Contest - Clue #2

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

Paranormal author and fan favorite Christine Feehan has kept readers in the dark about the heroine of her newest Dark novel, Dark Predator. In order to celebrate the release of this latest book, the author is inviting readers to work through a series of clues hosted on various websites to guess the lifemate of the ancient Carpathian Zacarias. To keep fans guessing, only a limited excerpt from the book has been released and no advance review copies of the book have been mailed. But this heroine who remains shrouded in mystery is about to get her big reveal. Yesterday fans visiting Feehan's website learned that Zacarias' lifemate has long, dark hair. And now for the second clue: 

Want to make your guess for who the heroine is? You can on September 5th when the contest form is posted on The FAN site. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the pool of correct answers to win a signed copy of Dark Predator, a “Feehanista Carpathian” T-Shirt, and a basket of Christine Feehan goodies.


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Alice In Wonderland Vs. Gena Showalter's Lord Of The Vampires

BY Morgan Doremus, AUGUST 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month begins the not-to-be-missed Harlequin Nocturne mini-series, Royal House of Shadows. These four books bring together a dream team of paranormal authors, and follow royal siblings who must fight to regain their kingdoms. During the next four months, authors Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen, Gena Showalter and Nalini Singh will each release a Nocturne story that is loosely based on their chosen fairy tale.

Up first is Showalter’s Lord of the Vampires, a dark, sexy take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Now, if you are anything like me, you might be wondering just how close the author stuck to her inspiration. So today I've broken it down for you. In the left column we have Alice's Adventures in in Wonderland. Originally published in 1865 by Lewis Carroll, the tale has stood the test of time and has dozens of films and other related projects. And in the right column is Showalter’s Lord of the Vampires publishing today with hopes of hitting bestseller lists everywhere. Let's see how the two tales stack up:


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