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Jenna Petersen On "Getting Physical"

BY , SEPTEMBER 03, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Jenna Petersen discusses why she considers sex such an important part of the romance novels that she writes. And don't miss the excerpt of her new release, The Unclaimed Duchess, at the end of this post!

Thanks so much to RT for asking me to write a few words on a topic that is quite near and dear to my heart. See, I’ve always liked a sexy romance. Give me the “good stuff”. And that’s always what I’ve written, whether under my Jenna Petersen name or my erotic romance name, Jess Michaels. But for some reason sometimes people seem to discount a sexy romance and somehow less valid or emotional because there is… horror of horrors… sex in it. Like somehow that cheapens the relationship, especially if sex comes before love.


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Paula Quinn And Her Arthurian-Inspired Historical Hero - With Giveaway!

BY , AUGUST 31, 2010 | PERMALINK

Historical author Paula Quinn talks about her Arthurian inspiration for the Scottish hero of Seduced By a Highlander. Learn how this hero's struggle for honor touched the author's heart. And don't miss the excerpt and the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

People ask me all the time where my heroes come from. Tristan MacGregor, the hero from my newest book Seduced By a Highlander, was inspired by my favorite knight in shining armor, Tristan de Lyones from the legend of Tristan and Iseult


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Two Series Authors Weigh In On A Hot Trend In Romance

BY , AUGUST 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

In the September issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS, RT's Liz French went in-depth on the recent romance trend of featuring heroes and heroines with disabilities. Now Series authors Liz Fielding and Donna Alward chat about the characters with disabilities in their novels. Learn about how heroine Matty from The Marriage Miracle by Fielding and hero Noah from Her Lone Cowboy by Alward grabbed these authors' attentions and wouldn't let go until their stories were told ...  


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Mariah Stewart's New Heroine On Motherhood And Romance

BY , AUGUST 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

Dallas MacGregor, the heroine of Mariah Stewart's latest contemporary romance, Home Againis an award-winning actress who's starred in many top box office hits and a devoted mother. She recently moved her son out of the Hollywood spotlight and brought him back to her hometown of St. Dennis. Now she chats about her new life and disputes the old adage that you can't go home again.


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Tall, Dark and Dangerous: Olivia Drake Discusses The Historical Romance Hero

BY , AUGUST 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

Olivia Drake, aka RITA-award winning author Barbara Dawson Smith, has had some time to think about historical romance heroes over her last 26 novels. In honor of her August release, Never Trust a Rogue, the author shares her wisdom about the five kinds of historical heroes and what readers (and heroines) can expect from each type of man.

Man of action, man of steel, master of his own destiny. All these descriptions fit the historical hero, a hard-edged, dominant male who is willing to take enormous risks to protect his property, his loved ones, and his beliefs. Besides being fierce and formidable, he is intelligent, loyal, and quick-witted. Readers can admire his boldness and bravery while living the fantasy of conquering the heart of a warrior prince. 


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Susan Elizabeth Phillips Invites Readers To A Wedding

BY , AUGUST 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

Look what we got in the mail:

That's right. We are all invited to Teddy and Lucy's wedding! Thank you Susan Elizabeth Phillips for reuniting us with some of our favorite friends from Lady Be Good, First Lady, Fancy Pants, What I Did for Love and Glitter Baby. Who wouldn't have a great time! That is...

So mark your calendars, the festivities begin on January 18th, 2011 with the release of Mr. Irresistible.



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Teresa Medeiros On First Impressions

BY , AUGUST 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Historical author Teresa Medeiros believes in the power of first impressions. The author shares where she found the inspiration for the daring moment in her latest novel, The Devil Wears Plaid, when hero Jamie sweeps Emma off her feet. And don't miss the excerpt at the end of the post!

I've often heard it said you'll never have a second chance to make a great first impression. That's why I wanted to give Jamie Sinclair, my Highlander hero from The Devil Wears Plaid, a very special entrance into Emmaline Marlowe's life. (And into your life, Dear Reader!) So Jamie ends up being the kilted version of the ultimate wedding crasher, riding his big, black horse through the doors of an ancient abbey just as Emmaline is about to marry the man of her nightmares and literally sweeping her off of her feet.


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WIN A Pair Of Romance Novels!

BY , AUGUST 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

This is the last of the three giveaways of the signed novels that RT Executive Editor Faygie Levy brought back from this year's national RWA conference. Today you have a chance to win a pair of signed romance novels. If you are the lucky winner, you will be receiving a signed copy of the contemporary romance How To Knit A Love Song by Rachael Herron and a signed copy of Sophie Jordan's historical novel, Sins Of A Wicked DukeIn honor of this giveaway, RT's Whitney Sullivan chatted with Rachael Herron and Sophie Jordan to get a behind the scenes look at their novels and find out what they are working on now!

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RACHAEL HERRON ABOUT HER CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVELS


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Sandra Hill On The Heat (And History) Of Honey

BY , AUGUST 20, 2010 | PERMALINK

Sandra Hill stops by to discuss the way that honey plays a part in her latest novel, The Viking Takes A Knight. The author chats about the two very different ways her characters use honey and shares some facts about the history of honey use throughout the years. And don't miss the steamy EXCERPT of The Viking Takes A Knight at the end of this blog post.

Although I have used medieval beekeeping in previous historicals, along with the use of honey for sweetening, mead, and candles, even as a little something extra in lovemaking, I have never gone as far as I do in my September release, The Viking Takes A Knight.


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Author Interview With Sheri WhiteFeather

BY , AUGUST 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Sheri WhiteFeather chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about the women who inspired her to write Private DancerThe pair also discuss reincarnation, Native American culture and what fans can expect next.


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