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Author Interview With Gail Carriger

BY admin, JUNE 22, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Gail Carriger, author of the Alexia Tarabotti series, is interviewed by RT BOOK REVIEWS Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan about her supernatural steampunk heroine and where the series is headed ...

Whitney Sullivan: Your heroine, Alexia Tarabotti, has no soul (and her partner is a werewolf) - what does she find most inconvenient about these unusual circumstances?

Gail Carriger: She will turn supernatural creatures mortal when she touches them. This can be terribly embarrassing, not to say fatal, for said creatures. It also means that on several occasions certain baser elements of society are actively trying to kill her, without proper introduction – so rude. One side effect of her soulless state is that Alexia is very practical in her approach to coping with most problems (including said werewolf partner). She either bashes them over the head with her parasol, or talks at them, with equally disastrous results.


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Post A Review for a Chance To Win a 2011 RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION Registration

BY admin, JUNE 11, 2010 | PERMALINK

On your mark, get set, post your own review!

On each of our book reviews, you can tell us (and your fellow readers) exactly what you think of the books you have read. Now is the time to let everyone know your opinion about your favorite (or not so favorite) stories. With over 40,000 reviews on the RT BOOK REVIEWS site, the possibilities to share are almost endless.

Now until August 1st, each time you review a book you will be entered to win a free registration to the 2011 RT BOOKLOVERS Convention in L.A. The more reviews you post, the more chances you have to win. We will randomly choose one lucky winner to receive the free convention registration.

Not registered as a visitor? No problem! Click here to sign up for an RT site login. Its free and easy.

Already have a login? You are ready to post. Use the advanced book search for help finding the titles you would like to review.

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Let us know what books you are reviewing - comment below and keep us informed!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Convention, E-Book, Erotica, Inspirational, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Dangerous Women Fight Breast Cancer

BY admin, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK

Join the fight against breast cancer. The authors of the Dangerous Women Writing blog have come up with a way for you to help eradicate breast cancer.

When author Jennifer Haymore was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her fellow authors and bloggers on Dangerous Women Writing for help. Haymore asked that the women create a way for people to donate money to support the fight.

The authors Dawn Halliday, Cynthia Eden, Caridad Pineiro, Donna Grant and Lisa Renee Jones quickly started a store where the proceeds go to helping end breast cancer.

Want to participate? You can visit their store for merchandise or support their efforts with a link on your website, blog or Facebook page.

Visit the store >>

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Kelly Meding To Continue Her Urban Fantasy Series

BY Whitney Sullivan, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Kelly Meding, author of Three Days To Dead, has just signed a deal with Dell to continue the Evy Stone series through book four. The series starter, Three Days To Dead, is "a thrilling urban fantasy full of desperate humans and menacing evil" with "impressive" world-building.

For atleast three more books, the recently reanimated Evy Stone will continue policing the Dregs, the non-humang population of her city. Medding shares that Evy will have "alot of growing up to do" as she works to keep the Dregs' existence a secret from the city's human population. Fans can expect to see familiar faces as well as what Meding calls "a lot of shifts in the power dynamics between the various races." And the author warns, expect Evy's romantic life to "take an unexpected turn."


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Infinity By Sherrilyn Kenyon Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The urban fantasy takes place within the world of Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. But, Infinity begins a prequel series called Chronicles of Nick. This new series follows teenage Nick Gautier to trace how this human became involved with the mythical Dark-Hunters.

RT Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith says of Infinity, "that part of Nick’s future destiny is already known adds poignancy to this exciting tale as past, present and potential futures collide. The imagination of Kenyon is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit!"


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June Top Pick GIVEAWAY

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

The Time Weaver by Shana Abé got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The title continues Abé's popular Drakon series. RT Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin says of The Time Weaver , it is "perhaps the most ambitious and groundbreaking of the Drákon series; this spellbinding story of shapeshifting dragons places Abé among the truly innovative of the genre."


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How Dana Marie Bell Got Her Elf On

BY admin, JUNE 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Dana Marie Bell on the elf population of Dare To Believe ...


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Gabi Stevens On The Rules And Regulations Of Magic

BY admin, JUNE 03, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Gabi Stevens gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the rules and regulations of magic in The Wish List.

You might think that if you had magic, your power would be unlimited. You could do or achieve anything. But I tend to disagree. I think magic would have to come with rules and regulations. And limits. Things you can and cannot do, or wouldn’t want to.


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Annie Nicholas Forces Her Characters To Question Human (And Not-So-Human) Nature

BY admin, JUNE 02, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Annie Nicholas doesn't hold her punches when it comes to putting her characters in life-threatening situations. But it's all for a greater good ...

 

Our destination was a mystery to me. As a rule, the bait never gets informed. Basically, it's a need-to-know relationship and a safeguard.
Good bait was hard to find. Can't exactly place an ad in the classifieds.

HELP WANTED: Fast, nimble, and intelligent young person to be used as vampire bait. High risk job but well compensated with pay and benefits. Travel the world, all expenses paid. Passport a must, clean record not necessary, no education requirements, and fighting skills a bonus. Contact Red at 555-1212. Humanity needs you.

I snorted at the thought. Getting groped, chased, and then enthralled by vamps were not my idea of benefits. However, when a plan worked and a vampire got dusted, it made up for all the other stuff.


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RT Editors Announce May 2010 Seal of Excellence Winner: Alaya Johnson

BY admin, JUNE 01, 2010 | PERMALINK

For RT BOOK REVIEWS second Seal of Excellence recipient, the editors choose Moonshine by Alaya Johnson. This tale set in 1920s New York is a seamless blend of historical romance and urban fantasy. If you are only going to read one book this month, our staff agrees you should take a chance on Johnson.


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