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!
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:
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.
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.
"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.
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:
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..."
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!
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.
Trends in cover art come and go quickly. While the cartoon covers of the early '00s contemporary romances are out and there has been a noticeable decline in the number of rain boots featured on mainstream novels, in urban fantasies tattooed ladies are in and buff male chests remain the kings of paranormal romances.
With all of our speculation about what's hot (and what's not) in the world of book covers, it is with bated breath that we await tomorrow morning's Facebook cover reveal of Kresley Cole's Lothaire. The novel is the latest in the author's popular Immortals After Dark series and features a mysterious and dangerous hero. While the book won't publish until January, we are already full of questions about the elusive Lothaire, including the look of his cover. The wait is over tomorrow morning at 9 AM when the author will reveal the artwork for Lothaire for the first time on her Facebook Page. We will meet you there bright and early for a sneak peek at this highly anticipated upcoming release!
We are really looking forward to the latest chapter in bestselling author Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series, this month's Kiss of Snow — and we know you are too. Fans of the series have been clamoring to find out more about Hawke and Sienna since the series starter, Slave To Sensation. So to get you caught up on what's been happening between the mentally gifted Psy and the animal shifters known as Changelings, we are giving you a chance to win the series' nine-book backlist before Singh's new release hits shelves at the end of May.
The author chatted with RT Executive Editor Faygie Levy about her popular paranormal series in the June issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine. In the article “A Kiss of Romance, Times Two,” Singh gives an insider's look at the evolution of the series and talks a bit about what you can expect from Kiss of Snow.
And if that doesn't have you convinced that Kiss of Snow should definitely be in your TBR pile, each day for the next two weeks RT's Web Editor (and uber-fan) Morgan Doremus will reveal the reasons why she thinks Kiss of Snow is so great.
RT brings you an exclusive first look at Stephanie Julian's upcoming series Forgotten Goddesses which begins in July with What a Goddess Wants. We go beyond the back cover blurb with the author who shares how this erotic paranormal romance puts a new spin on little known Etruscan goddesses.
What a Goddess Wants is the first in the Forgotten Goddesses erotic romance series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. The book features a beautiful goddess, a handsome hero, a nasty blue demon and a magical community that’s coexisted with ours in secret for several millennia.
Tessa is the Etruscan Goddess of the Sun, formerly adored by millions (well, that might be pushing it a little), but who’s now living in relative obscurity in Reading, Pennsylvania, where much of the Etruscan population has been settled for two hundred years.
Author Marcella Burnard thrilled readers with her debut novel last November's futuristic paranormal romance Enemy Within. This story was a November Top Pick and nominated for that month's Seal of Excellence. Burnard followed up Enemy Within with this month's Enemy Games, which also received a Top Pick. Today Burnard shares a look at her writing process and more in this video interview with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus.