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The Story Behind The Dark Divine

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Bree Despain shares the personal tale about the “what if” that inspired her series starter, The Dark Divine.

When I was little, one of my best friends was a boy who lived down the street from me. We spent hours together climbing in apricot trees, playing soccer, and letting our imaginations run wild. He was mischievous, always looking for ways to tease me—or trying to trick me into kissing him. However, in the second grade, his family moved across the country and we parted ways.

Several years later, I’d all but forgotten about my old friend when I walked into my ninth-grade history class, and was shocked to find a new guy sitting in the seat behind mine. In my quiet suburban neighborhood, this guy looked like Breetrouble with his long hair and torn clothes. I couldn’t see his face, and the idea of sitting near him made me nervous. I took my seat, reassuring myself that if I didn’t bother him, he wouldn’t bother me.

Except, the second I sat down, he started hassling me with obnoxious questions about my life. After I’d had enough, I turned around and snapped, “Who the hell do you think you are?”


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Jessica Andersen on being "Married With Children, Nightkeeper Style" - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Jessica Andersen on the challenge she faced while crafting her latest Nightkeeper novel - and don't miss the GIVEAWAY at the end of the post!

To channel the Princess Bride: “Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah heah.” Specifically, the mawwiage … er, marriage of Patience and Brandt White-Eagle, two powerful magic users who are on the front lines of the war for souls as we approach the 2012 doomsday.

 

Here’s the blurb:

Mayan lore and modern science warn that 12/21/2012 will bring a global cataclysm, and dark forces stand poised to crush mankind. Our only hope rests with a secret group of modern magic-wielders called Nightkeepers, who gain their full powers by finding and winning their destined mates. But what happens when the mated bond unravels?


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Clay And Susan Griffith: Still Writing And Still Married

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Thinking of trying your hand at writing collaboratively? Married authors Clay and Susan Griffith, know all about the hard work of co-authoring. They have just kicked off their newest series with The Greyfriar. Now the authors share how have melded their skills to become a successful team.

We are Clay and Susan Griffith, husband and wife authors that have written together for over twenty years.

And yes, we are still married.


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Wrapping Up Paranormal Month With A List Of Upcoming Releases

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 29, 2010 | PERMALINK

Thanks so much for helping make our second theme month a success on the RT Daily Blog. We've celebrated paranormal novels all October with exclusive content and videos. (You can check out all of this month's paranormal action here.)


But we wouldn't dream of wrapping up our paranormal coverage without giving you a peek ahead at all the fun still to come in the genre. Here are six titles we are dying to get our hands on. Let us know which books you can't wait for in the comments below!

 

 

In The Dark Of Dreams by Marjorie M. Liu
Releases December 2010

December's Dirk and Steele novel returns Liu's diverse cast of supernatural beings to the ocean.

We've seen mind reading and manipulation of memories used for nefarious ends in this series before, but in this new release, we are happy to see that walking through other's dreams can be used for good instead of evil. 


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Video Interview: Rachel Caine

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 29, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Rachel Caine's latest novel, Ghost Townwas released this week. Ghost Towncontinues Caine's popular Young Adult Urban Vampire series, The Morganville Vampires. Now the author goes behind the scenes of her writing career and popular series in this interview with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus. Caine catches readers up with her Morganville heroine, Claire, and discusses her latest adventure.

Rachel Caine On Her Writing Career and Popular Series >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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Announcing RT's October Seal of Excellence Winner: Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

The RT Editors have chosen Meljean Brook's steampunk series starter, The Iron Duke, as the seventh Seal of Excellence recipient. The novel captured our editors' attention with its intricate plot and accessible steampunk version of London. 

But why was The Iron Duke awarded the RT Seal Of Excellence and which other titles were contenders for the month of October? 

Find Out >>


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Yvonne Navarro On Tri-Memory

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

Yvonne Navarro's newest release, Highborn, is an RT paranormal Top Pick! that stands out in large part due to her heroine’s unique experience. Brynna, also known as the fallen angel Astarte, has seen everything the universe has to offer, literally. She lived in heaven and hell and has now come to Earth. Now Navarro explores her heroine's "tri-memory" of her three homes. And be sure to catch the excerpt of Brynna’s first experiences on Earth at the end of this post. 

Brynna closes her eyes and remembers:


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Top Time Travel Tales!

BY Whitney Sullivan, OCTOBER 22, 2010 | PERMALINK

We have been celebrating parnormal books all month long, but one classic trope has been forgotten until now--time travel. So we asked some of our favorite romance authors what time travel story they like best and here are their answers:


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Sink Your Teeth Into Paranormal Series!

BY Whitney Sullivan, OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

With Halloween right around the corner, there's nothing I like better than to sink my teeth into a great paranormal series and read through an entire multi-book arc. Here's a look at some of the paranormal series that are being continued this month:


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Laura Wright's Unusual Sources Of Inspiration ...

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 15, 2010 | PERMALINK

Laura Wright’s new series, Mark of the Vampire, is getting buzz because of her incredibly sexy alpha heroes. This month's Eternal Hunger kicks off the series with the dark and mysterious vampire Alexander Roman. Discover Wright’s unexpected inspiration for this new world: 

I love the subject of inspiration. Because, honestly, isn’t creativity difficult without it? Sure, you can muscle through your plotting, make choices, etc – but inspiration, that beginning kernel of an idea that spawns into a full fledge story is vital and wonderful.  


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