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Bitten Recap: Episode 1.10 - "Descent"

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, MARCH 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

In Bitten 1.10, “Descent,” Elena’s current meets the ex — only he doesn’t know he’s the ex. Awkward!

As Elena packs for her gallery show in Toronto, Clay wears major sad puppy face and assures her he had nothing to do with Jeremy’s edict that he go with her. Torn, Elena tells him that she’s been shacking up with Philip. Clay swears he won’t do anything to “undermine your life there.” He even takes off his wedding ring and puts it on the opposite finger. Sniffle! Downstairs, Nick gets a frantic call from Joey Stillwell, who managed to escape Mutt HQ.

Aw, Clay. Bless.

After a flight so fast they didn’t need a commercial break, Elena and Clay are at Logan’s. He ‘fesses up about his impending werewolf fatherhood. “I’m avoiding Pack Law,” he says, dismissing the idea of taking the baby from Rachel and raising it wolfy. He then shows them the rattle. “It’s gotta be Santos,” Clay concludes. Elena urges Logan to open up to Jeremy and seek the Pack’s protection. Meanwhile, Victor Olsen is parked outside, watching her and stroking a rabbit’s foot. Ew. Back inside, Logan tells Elena about Philip’s wolf video woes. “Great,” she scoffs. “Skinny-dipping with my cousin. ‘Cause that’s not weird at all!” Snark aside, Logan thinks it’s all connected. Elena hopes they can get to the bottom of things during her photography show, like a February sweeps episode of General Hospital.


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Exclusive Excerpt: Virna DePaul's Turned

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Ready for an excerpt break? We know we are! Today we've got a treat for you, Virna DePaul's Turned, a intriguing vampire romance. It's the story of FBI Agent and vampire Ty, who's trying to recruit ex-gang member Ana to join Belladonna, a secret agency that monitors vampires. RT reviewer Melanie promises a crisp narrative and stellar pacing. Want to take a peek? Read on, vampire fans!

Ty strode out of Ana’s coffee shop and kept walking despite the strong urge to go back to her. To kiss her again. To do far more to her soft lips, her slick tongue, and her warm, fragrant body.

Lust the likes of which he’d never felt before, even during the first two months of his transition, was riding him hard, making him nearly dizzy. When he’d first been turned, his lust had been for sex, regardless of who it was with. Now, his lust seemed reserved for Ana alone.

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Location, Location, Location: How the Big Easy Inspired Mur Lafferty, Kristen Painter — And Their Vampires

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 13, 2014 | PERMALINK

That's it, we're calling it. 2014 is the year of New Orleans in book publishing. There are so many sexy, spooky, spectacular NOLA-set books being put out this year, we'd be planning a trip — if we weren't already going for this year's RT Convention! Today two New Orleans-inspired authors, Mur Lafferty and Kristen Painter, share what makes the Big Easy such a ripe setting for fiction and their recent releases, Lafferty's Ghost Train to New Orleans and Painter's House of the Rising Sun.

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New Orleans has a special connection with vampires — how did you tackle that particular creature in your book?

Mur Lafferty: I actually didn't, for the most part. My main vampire characters were the ones who came from New York City, and NOLA vampires were bit parts. But my vampires are pretty standard — drink blood, powerful ones can fly, they're faster than people, can mesmerize. I did cover more vampires in the travel guide sections in the book, telling some of the local history from the POVs of various monsters. 


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Bitten Recap: Episode 1.9 - "Vengeance"

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, MARCH 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Bitten 1x9, “Vengeance,” is all about ch-ch-changes. So, crank up the Bowie!

We open on Nick and Jeremy sparring on the Stonehaven grounds (because Bitten loves me), as Big J advises Nick on the value of self control. Jeremy hopes story time will underscore his lessons. Flash back to 1984, with a very young Antonio and a wee baby Nick (because Bitten loves me A LOT). Jimmy Koenig, who looked like Mick Jagger and Benicio del Toro’s love child, was sent to bring them home to Stonehaven after Antonio left Nick’s mother. With wee baby Nick in a car seat nearby, Koenig made Tony choke a mutt to death. Not because it was the Alpha’s price for returning but “just for the sport of it,” says Jeremy. “Don’t lose your focus.”

Koenig can’t get no satisfaction.

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Bitten Recap: Episode 1.8 - "Prisoner"

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, MARCH 04, 2014 | PERMALINK

In Bitten 1.8, “Prisoner,” there’s physical torment, emotional torment and a sexy scene too hot for American TV.

Far from whistling while they work, Elena and Clay clean up the bloody remnants of Antonio’s demise. “I feel like we failed Antonio,” Elena whispers, Lady Macbeth-ing the bloody table. “We did,” broods Clay. Elena then checks on a feverish Jeremy, who is still Alpha enough to tell her how to solve his poisoning woes. (Bad. Ass.) Clay offers to torture Cain for the type of poison used. “I’ll make him talk,” he vows. Too bad Cain has wolfed out! Elena decides to go find the rest of the mutts, starting with their human hanger-on, Amber, and promises Clay she’ll call if she needs backup.


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Show Us Your Public Display Of Romance!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | PERMALINK

Where do you like to read romance novels? In bed? In the bath? On the couch while your significant other watches a boring movie? How about in public? If your reading time is during your daily commute, at Gymboree or while you're enjoying a quiet lunch solo, we want to see it! So we're launching the #PublicDisplayofRomance campaign. See, we think the days of hiding romances are long gone. Not just because of ereaders, but because you should be proud of what you're reading. Wave your romance reader flag high, folks! We want to see it! Which is why we're asking readers to tag themselves reading romances — in print or on their ereader — in public.


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Friday Free For All: Willing Sacrifice By Shannon K. Butcher

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's time to party, let's party, we're gonna have a party tonight! And by party we mean: settle in with some wine and our weekend reads. We might wear party hats, too, after the week we've had. To celebrate two glorious days of freedom we're offering five paperback copies of Shannon K. Butcher's latest Sentinel Wars novel, Willing Sacrifice. Because who can resist a hero wielding a giant sword? Fans of the series can finally enjoy Theronai warrior Torr and human Grace's story, and we know how satisfying it is getting the story of a couple you've been waiting forever and ever for. This tale contains a loyal hero, a heroine who will do anything to keep her man safe and even a bit of amnesia!

Want to check it out for yourself? We've got five print copies to give away! Enter below, and then have yourself a wonderful weekend. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. Good luck!

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Author Q&A: Dive into Kim Harrison’s Undead Pool

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

Kim Harrison’s 12th Hollows novel featuring witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan is out this week, and if you think The Undead Pool is full of dangerous waters, you don’t know the half of it — because this book sees Rachel and elven leader Trent Kalamack jumping into the deep end of romance!


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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Night's Honor By Thea Harrison

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

There's nothing like a cover reveal to brighten up a Wednesday! Today we bring you the cover of Night's Honor, Thea Harrison's next Elder Races novel, releasing in September. It's no secret we're a big fan of Harrison's Elder Races series, which had featured some truly interesting shapeshifters and smoking hot romance. Her upcoming tale focuses on the Nightkind region of the Elder Races, which means vampire romance fans will be in for a treat!


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Bitten Recap: Episode 1.7 - "Stalking"

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 | PERMALINK

In Bitten 1.07, “Stalking,” we diverge from book canon and from vests.

 


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