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Witches of East End Recap: 2.2 - "The Son Also Rises"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JULY 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

Well! Are we recovered from last week’s tentacle sex? I was a little nervous to watch this week’s episode because my mom is visiting — “What’s a recap?” she asks — but this episode was thankfully free of cephalopod loving, though never fear, there was still lots of beefcake to ogle! Frederick was particularly of interest to some.

Our own intrepid DJ volunteers his services.

Let’s get to it!

Jo’s worried about Ingrid — um, rightly so, mama! They find her passed out on the lawn, all beat up. Ingrid opens her eyes, unable to remember the tentacle sex. She feels totally rested and is starving. I can’t, you guys.

Jo tells the girls about Frederick and how she left him behind in Asgard — though Wendy insists it was Frederick’s choice to stay with grandpa, he who cursed them all. Jo still believes Frederick’s story that he escaped Asgard, with the helpful proof of his curing her poisoning. Ingrid points out that the being Wendy saw in the forest, who had escaped from the portal, was vicious and evil. Jo says they think that it was something other than Frederick, Wendy demurs.

Frederick bonds with his sisters and exposits that he and Freya are twins. Ingrid’s hair looks amazing, must be the tentacle sperm? She’s knocked up, right?!


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!

DEBUT AUTHOR

Mainsteram - In Jessica Tom’s Bad Taste, an aspiring cookbook author is thrown into the glamorous and, at times, not so glam New York restaurant scene when she’s hired as the ghostwriter and taster for a famous critic who’s lost his sense of taste.

CONTINUING SERIES

Paranormal Romance - Jenn Bennett is back with Grave Phantoms, an upcoming story in her Roaring Twenties series that stars a flapper who falls in love with her bootlegging brother’s right hand man. Their lives take an unexpected turn when a long-lost boat reappears with people who shouldn’t be alive.

Thriller - James Rollins will continue his bestselling Sigma series with four additional installments. Release dates TBA.

NEW SERIES


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 7/11/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week craving A Taste of Temptation?

Here's what you missed on the RT site!

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Looking for your next read? Try These! >>

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: Bestselling authors discuss their heroes. Join the Fight >>

EROTICA: Read this week's Hump Day Excerpt! Emma Chase Turns Up the Heat >>

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: Take a break with an excerpt from Jill Shalvis! Read It Here >>


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling our favorite Tweets. 

This week we dedicate Tweethearts to everyone who says that authors are "just like us."   


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Friday Giveaway: Outlander TV Prize Packs

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Raise your hand if you're excited for Starz's upcoming adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. *RT staff all raise their hands* You've read the books, you've swooned over Jamie and his kilt, and you've probably watched the show's trailer numerous times. And with only twenty-nine — yes, twenty-nine — days left until the show premieres, we're getting more and more excited.

And to help feed your enthusiasm and make the wait a little more bearable, we have a Jamie-tastic giveaway! Thanks to the lovely people at Starz and Random House, we're giving away five prize packs that include: one TV-tie-in paperback edition of Outlander, one Outlander t-shirt and one "Pocket Jamie"! Here's a photo of the goodies:

Front of t-shirt, Pocket Jamie and TV-tie-in book.

Back of t-shirt.

The shirts are available in either women's medium or men's large (Starz sent us a random assortment) and they are fitted and can run small. They are a cotton-polyester blend. The shirt color is more of a dark purple and text color is lilac.


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Cover Breakdown: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

BY DJ DeSmyter, JULY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

When Harper Teen first announced Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen, I knew it was a book I had to have. With its exciting fantasy premise involving magic, secrets and rebellion, what's not to love? Am I right? And then a few weeks ago, they revealed the cover and I had a fanboy moment that involved lots of gushing and flailing. So let's take a look!


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Have You Joined The Holy Taco Church Yet? - On Creating A Successful Collaborative Blog

BY Elisa Verna, JULY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

For many authors, group blogs are a fun, relatively easy way to promote their work. And for readers, these blogs can be highly entertaining. There are tons of group author blogs, but the Holy Taco Church might be my new favorite. As far as excellent group author blogs go, the Holy Taco Church has nailed it.


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Mary E. Pearson on the Importance of Writing Strong Women

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

While we all love a strong hero, we love a strong heroine even more. Sadly, strong heroines aren't always as easy to find despite being incredibly important. Today, in celebration of her newest novel, The Kiss of Deception, YA author Mary E. Pearson shares her thoughts on the importance of writing strong women. Take a look:

Women are strong.

Damn strong. And clever. And brave. And resourceful. Their strengths are vast and varied and they use them every day to survive and make our world better — and their strength can be different from men’s in a myriad of ways. We aren’t just rewriting a male hero in a dress. It’s important to celebrate a woman’s strengths without a man’s strengths even coming into the equation. I think very often we speak about women in a terminology that has grown from a male centric viewpoint. The weaker sex? Not by a long shot.  

Sometimes I think this is a no-brainer. We all know this by now, right? Maybe not. I think we’re still working out the finer points of honoring the female experience, voice and perspective in our literature and in the world at large.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

And Then Comes Marriage by Celeste Bradley

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

It Had to be You by Jill Shalvis

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy it On B&N For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

         


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Hump Day Excerpt: Tamed By Emma Chase

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

Te cover of Tamed by Emma ChaseAh, finally, another Hump Day. This week we've got a fun, steamy scene from Tamed by Emma Chase. If you've always wondered what you get when you combine a Taylor Swift sing-along with hot shower sex, this excerpt will enlighten you. Enjoy!

I wake up Saturday morning to the sounds of running water from the shower. And the screechy echo of Delores’s singing from inside it. “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift is probably the most annoying song ever written—but hearing Dee’s awful rendition just makes me chuckle.

Never one to waste good wood—particularly the morning kind—I grab a condom out of the nightstand drawer, slip out of bed, and step into the bathroom.

“... trouble . . . ah ... ah ...” Her eyes are closed and her head is tilted back to rinse her long hair under the spray. “... ah ...”


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