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Four Harlequin Medical Romances Full Of Family Drama

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 03, 2011 | PERMALINK

As any fan of ER, Grey’s Anatomy and Nurse Jackie knows, sometimes the drama of doctors’ lives doesn’t end when they leave the hospital. From troubled teens to unexpectedly caring for a pair of young children and beyond, the June Harlequin Medical series romances each explore how new relationships can be affected by family drama.

Maverick in the ER 
By Jessica Matthews

Doctor Sierra relocated after her husband’s death but is unsure if she will still be able to save lives in the ER. It takes the encouragement of Trey, a sexy fellow doctor, to help her feel confident again. But when Trey’s preteen niece is diagnosed with a serious illness, Trey retreats inside of himself. Will this pair of doctors ever be able to find a way back to the love that had just started to bloom?

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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Eleven Scandals To Start To Win A Duke's Heart By Sarah MacLean

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 02, 2011 | PERMALINK

Feisty Italian miss Juliana Fiori has little interest in fitting into the upper echelons of the English ton, but she has promised to try for her half-brothers' sakes. However, all of her good intentions go out the window when she decides to teach the extremely proper Simon, Duke of Leighton, a lesson. One illicit wager later, Juliana is in the middle of her most outlandish adventure yet as she embarks on Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart in Sarah MacLean's new historical romance. 

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Morgan: One word, three syllables: delightful!

Whitney: One word, three syllables: perfection!

Morgan: Everything about this story simply shines. From the scandalous heroine to the overly uptight hero. The sparkling dialogue, the look back at favorite characters. One of the best historical romances I have read in a super long time!

Whitney: You know what this feels like? Classic Julia Quinn but with Sarah’s distinctive spin. That’s not to say you would ever confuse the two authors but that Sarah’s books consistently evoke the same reaction from me that Julia’s do, an “I can’t believe how amazing this book is” reading stupor.

Morgan: Most of that amazing feeling, for me, came from the irrepressible Juliana. I love that she is from Italy and foreign with a capital "F". Because English customs are so different from those in her homeland, the reader gets a look at the Regency from an outsider’s perspective.


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BEA 2011: Giant Book Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

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:

Inside by Brenda Novak — Signed and pubs in July!


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B.J. Daniels Is Publishing Her Out-Of-Print Short Stories

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author B.J. Daniels is best known for writing about Whitehorse, Montana in her Harlequin’s Intrigue series romances. (She is also the first series romance author to ever receive an RT Seal of Excellence.) But readers are now able to see another side of the author with some early short stories that Daniels is re-releasing through Smashwords. This month "Dance With Me" and "The Snow Woman" were both released for only 99 cents each! We recommend you head over to download these, but first hear a bit more about these stories. 

RT BOOK REVIEWS: You have said that you chose two of your favorite short stories to publish. What is it about these two stories that makes them special to you? 


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BEA 2011: In-Depth With Historical Romance's Julia Quinn

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

This week at BEA we have enjoyed spending time with some of our favorite authors from across the genre. But without a doubt one of the highlights of this convention is the time we spent interviewing historical romance's Julia Quinn. The author spoke candidly about June novel, Just Like Heaven, and shared exclusive details about the project she is working with fellow romance mavens Eloisa James and Connie Brockway as they team up for another not-quite-anthology to follow-up winter 2011's reader favorite, The Lady Most Likely ...

Julia Quinn On Her New Projects >>

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BEA 2011: Spotlight On Romance Authors

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

This year some of our favorite romance authors from across the sub-genres are attending BEA. Today were able to chat with some fan-favorite authors to find out what it is about their newest heroes that will make readers swoon.

Rachel Vincent is excited about her paranormal September release Blood Bound. She says that readers will love Cam Caballero because he will do anything to be with his heroine and protect her. She also warns readers not to skip to the last page ... hmm, sounds like we are in for something exciting!

Elin Hilderbrand gave us a peek inside of her mainstream novel, Silver Girl, and told us that readers should expect to fall in love with the main hero of the story, because this handsome sailor spends his summers tooling around tropical waters. This laid-back hero has us dreaming of hot summer days and long summer nights!


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Susan Donovan And Celeste Bradley On Their Co-Written Novel A Courtesan's Guide To Getting Your Man

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 24, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month beloved romance authors Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan team up to bring readers a very unusual tale of love. Their co-written novel, A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man, is part historical and part contemporary, an RT Top Pick and sure to please. Today the authors chat about why their new novel is like nothing you have ever read before. From the intertwined chapters set in the past and present, to the way that the characters effect each other's lives and the scintillating historical scenes that Celeste Bradley calls her most racy yet, find out why you've got to check out this new novel!

Co-authors Bradley and Donovan chat about A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man>>

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Bookselling and Back Again With Author Stefanie Sloane

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Stefanie Sloane fell in love with romance novels while working for the largest online book retailer in the world. She eventually decided to use her newfound expertise at picking winning stories to write her own. Today she describes how she went from being an "Amazonian" to being a debut author with the release of the first book in her Regency Rogues trilogy The Devil in Disguise.

If you would have told me when I was in college that in the very near future, I was going to be intimately involved in the building of the most successful online bookseller in the world, I wouldn’t have believed you. First, because I had no idea what “online” meant. Second, because I was a college student and couldn’t see past the well-worn pages of my favorite Jane Austen novel. Third, really, no clue about the internet.


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How Ciji Ware Writes About Disaster - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today Ciji Ware gives readers an insider look at how she creates the disasters in her novels. And don't miss your chance to win your own copy of her newest novel, the historical fiction tale, A Race to Splendor!

“…Blindly Amelia inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm. Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces…She crumpled beneath the doorframe, curling into a ball…and screamed again as a twenty-five foot expanse of wood paneling and masonry pitched outward and plunged nine stories to Montgomery Street below. She knew that no structure on landfill, no matter how well built, could withstand much more shaking without collapsing. Then, just as suddenly, the convulsions subsided.”


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Life Imitates Art In Stephanie Bond's New Trilogy

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

As author Stephanie Bond begins her new series of contemporary romance novels, she reflects on the destructive power of nature and the strength of the human heart to overcome any obstacle.

When I first proposed the idea for the Southern Roads trilogy that begins in June with Baby, Drive South where three brothers unite to rebuild their hometown that was destroyed by a tornado ten years previously, one of the questions that arose was whether readers would believe that a town would be so completely devastated that residents would literally abandon their property. At the time, it was a legitimate question. I layered in extenuating circumstances—the rural town of Sweetness, Georgia was already in a state of decline before the storm hit because its location in the North Georgia mountains meant it was cut off from the rest of the world, geographically and technologically. I also researched the type of storm it would take to reduce a town and outlying area to rubble.


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