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Summer Heat Genre Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 23, 2010 | PERMALINK

In honor of this week's summer heat, we are giving away some of the hottest books to be released between June 10th and 29th. We are giving away books from aross the genres. So whether you are a fan of historicals, like Courtesan's Kiss by Mary Blayney, or thrillers, like Barry Eisler's Inside Out, we've got a book for you.

All you need to do is pick the genre that you'd like to win, and follow the instructions below!


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On The Shelves Tuesday 6/22/2010

BY admin, JUNE 22, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

  Twice Tempted By A Rogue by Tessa Dare

"A great book that deserves a place on your keeper shelf"  

 


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Video Interview With Mystery Author Julie Kramer

BY admin, JUNE 22, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Managing Editor Liz French interviews author Julie Kramer. French and Kramer discuss the author's latest Riley Spartz mystery, Silencing Sam, that hits shelves today. Kramer gives RT a behind-the-scenes look at how Silencing Sam is affected by the intersection between news and gossip.

 

Julie Kramer On Silencing Sam

Julie Kramer On Missing Mark

Julie Kramer On Stalking Susan

What's Next For Julie Kramer


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A Million Dollar Thriller Debut - Is It Worth It?

BY Morgan Doremus, JUNE 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

British author Steven J. Watson's debut novel, Before I Go To Sleep is set to be published stateside by HarperCollins. Not much is known about this psychological suspense novel except that the story follows the life of an amnesiac woman who wakes up each morning with no memory of the last twenty years of her life. She reads her journals in an attempt to discover the truth about her life.

HarperCollins is rumored to have paid a million dollars for Watson's novel, but I am skeptical that it will be worth it. I just don't think it is a good sign when the first thing that comes to mind when reading a book's synopsis is a thinly disguised plot for a Drew Barrymore Rom-Com or even worse, a 1994 "comedy" staring Dana Carvey.

But perhaps it wasn't such a bad buy after all. If nothing else, the hefty price tag on a previously unknown author will have me keeping a close eye on this book which is slated to release in early 2011.


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Janet Evanovich Is Going Graphic!

BY admin, JUNE 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

You may have seen the USA Today article yesterday morning on bestselling mystery author Janet Evanovich and her daughter, Alex, who are working on two graphic novels based on Evanovich's Alex Barnaby/Sam Hooker books.

RT BOOK REVIEWS readers got a sneak peek at this series back in February, but just in case you missed it, you can read all about it here.

You can also read a classic interview with Janet about heroine Alex Barnaby, Aka Barney, from 2004 when the book series debuted here.

And look for a review of the graphic novel in our September issue!


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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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Jeanne M. Dams Considers Dark And Stormy Nights

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK
  Mystery author Jeanne M. Dams discusses her relationship with a famous first line ...

Everyone knows Bulwer-Lytton’s infamous line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” There’s an annual contest in its honor, celebrating the worst possible first line for a novel. There are so many things wrong with the sentence. It’s in passive voice, absolutely the wrong way to begin a book. It’s redundant; most nights are dark. It has no hook, goes no place. And so on, and so on. So why did I choose to title my next Dorothy Martin mystery A Dark And Stormy Night?


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The Winding Road Of Shirley Tallman

BY admin, JUNE 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Shirley Tallman discusses the path she took to creating her historical mystery series ...

 

I’m delighted to have been asked to contribute a guest blog for Romantic Times. Inviting an author to write about her books, however, is akin to asking a mother to rave about her children. You may well be opening a Pandora’s Box!

But first things first. My name is Shirley Tallman and I write the Sarah Woolson historical mystery series for St. Martin’s Minotaur: Murder On Nobb Hill, The Russian Hill Murders, The Cliff House Strangler, and Scandal On Rincon Hill.


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David Black Is Back - With Video And Web Exclusive Review

BY admin, JUNE 03, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author David Black has released his long awaited next novel, The Extinction Event. RT Reviewer Dawn Crowne has this to say of the thriller: Between the intriguing characters and deadly plot, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment that the reader will realize that they are no longer just reading this book, but they are personally involved in the complex mystery.

Read the *Web Exclusive Review* >>

RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus got a chance to chat with the author, who has also written and produced for television shows such as CSI: Miami and Law & Order. Learn which silver screen star proposed to him, what brings him back to writing novels, and why he takes so long between series installments.


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Thriller Author Andrew Grant Answers All Our Burning Questions

BY admin, JUNE 03, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Thriller author Andrew Grant offers candid answers to RT Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan. They discuss his new release, Die Twice, the progression of his thriller series and what readers can expect next ...


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