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Video Interview: Sophie Littlefield

BY , JUNE 14, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Sophie Littlefield hit the scene in 2009 with her mystery, A Bad Day for Sorry, which won that year's RT Reviewers' Choice Award for best first mystery. Since that time Littlefield has made a name for herself with her mystery, young adult and paranormal series. Earlier this year, the author's post-apocalyptic novel Aftertime captured March's Seal of Excellence award. Today the author gives readers an insider look at her writing process, continuing series and more in this video interview with RT's Senior Editor and RT Reviews Coordinator Stephanie Klose.

Sophie Littlefield shares an insider's look at her writing and series! >>

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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Lend Your Support To Gravely Ill Author L.A. Banks

BY , JUNE 13, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Leslie Esdaile is best known for her books written as L.A. Banks. However no matter which pen name she writes under, readers love her stories! Unfortunately we have just learned that Leslie is fighting against a very serious illness. 

As she battles this sickness, her friends and family ask that you keep her in your prayers. Although she is unable to accept visitors, answer emails or receive flowers, you can donate to a fund established to assist her with her ever-increasing medical bills. 

You can send your donations to the address below: 

Leslie Esdaile Fund
Account #81538801
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Operations Center
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404
215-931-0300 

Additionally, if you are a Philadelphia resident, you can deliver your donation to any branch of the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch. (Please make sure you include the account number  #81538801.) Alternatively, you can send your donation to any of the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Branch Locations, including the main branch:

Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Branch:
Main Branch:
901 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Or you can use this P.O. Box, or to send your good wishes and cards to the author, at this address:

Leslie Esdaile
c/o Tina Ryan Wise
P.O. Box 37189
Philadlphia, PA 19148


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Tags: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance
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Video Interview With The Survivors Author Amanda Havard!

BY , JUNE 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Debut author Amanda Havard will thrill readers with her paranormal story, The Survivors, an RT Top pick! Today the author chats with RT's Whitney Sullivan about her supernatural saga, and goes behind the scenes to give readers a special look at what they can expect from the tale — and what's coming next!


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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Nightfall By Ellen Connor

BY , JUNE 08, 2011 | PERMALINK

Ellen Connor is actually the writing team of Ann Aguirre, who began in sci fi romance and now writes across the genres, and historical romance author Carrie Lofty. Now they have incorporated their talents to  thrill — and chill — readers with the new dystopian series Dark Age Dawning that starts with this month’s Nightfall.

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Whitney: Morgan, I think it’s only fair that we tell readers that we’ve been excited for Nightfall since we first found out that Aguirre and Lofty were co-writing a series. 

Morgan: But it wasn’t just the authors that brought us to the story. It was the plot itself. I mean we’ve got civilization ending, our hero Mason kidnapping our heroine Jenna to save her (not that she would believe that) and hellhounds chasing them as prey. 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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Video Interview: Melissa Marr Chats About Graveminder

BY , JUNE 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Melissa Marr chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about embarking on several new projects, including May's paranormal fiction Graveminder and news about the upcoming television series deal the author inked even before Graveminder hit bookshelves!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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BEA 2011: Giant Book Giveaway!

BY , MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

We spent the past week at BEA meeting authors, publishers and fellow book enthusiasts. And each day we braved the long lines in the Autographing Area in order to give readers a chance to win signed books from fan favorite authors. 

Today is the day you've all been waiting for, because we are giving away not one, not two, but five bags full of signed books and ARCs from across genres! And with much thanks to all of the authors who contributed and publicists who made this giveaway possible, you can check out the lists below to see which books are in each bag.

To enter to win one or any of the bags, simply leave a comment below telling us what new book you can't wait to read and which bags you are hoping to win:

 

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller:

Inside by Brenda Novak — Signed and pubs in July!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Sneak Peek: Vampire In Atlantis By Alyssa Day

BY , MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Alyssa Day's characters from her upcoming Vampire in Altantis, the latest installment of the author's popular Warriors of Poseidon series. 

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Daniel and Serai bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “star-crossed lovers.” They first fell in love more than 11,000 years ago, before Atlantis sank beneath the sea! In the time that has passed since then, Daniel became a vampire and very powerful mage in the Night Walker Guild, and Serai spent the entire time in magical stasis; frozen in time in Atlantis to be pulled out at some future time to marry an Atlantean king.

Serai isn’t a fan of this plan. 

She manages to escape the stasis pod and Atlantis just when Daniel has finally given up on life and plans to walk into the sun. When these two encounter another after eleven thousand years, it’s an explosion like the world has never seen! They have a mission, though: they must retrieve a very powerful gem from Poseidon’s Trident that has fallen into the wrong hands.  


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Amanda E. Alvarez Wants You To Know Werewolves Are People Too

BY , MAY 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

"It is rare to find a paranormal story so rooted in reality." This is how the review for debut author Amanda E. Alvarez's Hunting Human begins. The author's paranormal romance impressed RT's Dawn Crowne with the way that this novel is very much a story about people who happen to be werewolves. So with that in mind, we went straight to the author to find out how she made her paranormal characters so real, so human. 

Braden Edwards, the hero from my debut novel, could totally be the guy that you’d meet on Match.com. I he had a profile, it might read: 6’0”, brown hair, athletic. His summary might tell you that he lives in Portland, works for the family business and has a fierce addiction to coffee. He’d tell you he’s the oldest of four kids, that his parents are still married, and that family is important to him. And somewhere, down at the bottom of the list behind his love of a good steak and appreciation for old architecture he’d tell you he’s a werewolf. Not because he’s necessarily trying to hide that fact, but because that’s where being a werewolf ranks in his life. Between steak and architecture. It doesn’t define him; it’s just a part of the whole.


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Tags: E-Book, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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These Three May Novels Are Supernatural, Spicy And Proud Of It!

BY , MAY 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month there are three seriously spicy paranormals heating up the bookstore shelves. Virna DePaul, Karin Tabke and Denise Rossetti have each released paranormal reads with heat ratings that match the rising summer temperatures! To find out more about the caliente scenes in these sexy supernatural stories we went straight to the authors:

 

Blood Law
By Karin Tabke

Sons of Anarchy meets Rise of the Lycan. Blood Law is a story of primal survival. Of love, transcending age old hate. For this passionate love story to resonate, there was only one way to go: to paraphrase [the review of my book on] lovinmesomeromance, "It's stripped free of comedic humor and cumbersome layers leaving only the raw flesh and bones. No taboo is left unscathed and no soft words are used to cushion the often shocking and primal sexuality..."

     

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Erotica, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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Extended Excerpt: Lynsay Sands' The Reluctant Vampire

BY , MAY 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

After over a dozen books, author Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series is hotter than ever. Releasing next week is The Reluctant Vampire and in honor of the sizzling supernatural series, we are giving you a peek between the covers -- the entire first chapter of the story!

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Drina hardly noticed the rhythmic tap of her heels as she descended the stairs from the plane.

Her attention was shifting from the winter-dead trees surrounding the private airstrip to the man leaning against the back of a small golf cart on the edge of the tarmac. With dark hair and skin and a black leather coat, he could have been mistaken for a shadow if it weren’t for his glowing gold-black eyes. They peered at her, steady and cold from between his black wool hat and scarf, and he remained utterly motionless until she stepped down onto the paved runway. Only then did he move, straightening and walking forward to meet her.


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