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Erica Hayes On The Appeal Of Fallen Angels In Paranormal Romance

BY , OCTOBER 26, 2012 | PERMALINK

In Erica Hayes' recent release Revelation, medical examiner Morgan Sterling isn't a believer, but when she meets fallen angel Luniel, the two must work together to stop a dangerous zombie virus from taking over their city. Luniel is after the demon princes responsible for unleashing the plague and must convince Morgan that the cure for the disease is more than medical. With more winged heroes gracing the pages of out favorite paranormal romance stories than ever before, we asked the author why angels make such appealing heroes. 

They slaughter innocents. They turn cities to salt. They smite their enemies with a ready sword, stained to the elbows in the blood of unbelievers and heretics. They're the relentless, remorseless bringers of holy vengeance, and they take no prisoners. Kind of like the Terminator with feathers.

Would you ever really want to meet an angel?


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , OCTOBER 26, 2012 | 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 out favorite Tweets. Here are some of the standouts of the week:


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How Katie Porter Was Created

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2012 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Carrie Lofty has recently teamed up with Lorelie Brown to create the erotic romance author persona "Katie Porter". The co-writers' first series, Vegas Top Guns, has already amassed a huge following as the stories take readers on sexy, fun romps through Sin City. Double Down, Inside Bet and Hold 'Em have each earned an RT Top Pick! rating making Vegas Top Guns one of the most well reviewed series of the year. While at the RWA National Conference, RT's Morgan asked Carrie about how Katie Porter was born. Here's what the author had to say: 

Who is Katie Porter? >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, E-Book, Erotica
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Meet October's Debut Authors

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2012 | PERMALINK

Readers, we know, are constantly on the lookout for the next great author to add to their “auto buy” list. Always ready to help you spend your money, we are here to introduce you to this month's most promising debut authors across the genres!



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

BY , OCTOBER 25, 2012 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But 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. 

Historical Romance

A Knight to Remember by Christina Dodd

  

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Back to Basics by Erin McCarthy

Buy For $1.49 >>

 

Young Adult

Hope Rising by Amy Spade 

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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Mala And Elisa Dish: The Angel By Tiffany Reisz

BY , OCTOBER 24, 2012 | PERMALINK

Tiffany Reisz continues her Original Sinners series with book two, The Angel. Reisz’s edgy, innovative story of writer and dominatrix Nora Sutherlin continues as Søren sends Nora to a secluded mansion to train newbie sub Michael, while Søren works on preventing a scandal from leaking. With elements of mystery and the introduction of a few new faces, not to mention scorching hot sex scenes, RT’s Mala and Elisa had plenty to say about this story.

*** Note: We highly suggest diving into The Siren before picking up The Angel to avoid any spoilers. ***

Elisa: I was so happy when the book opened with Nora and Søren happily ... erm, fornicating? Engaging in hot kinkery? Whatever you want to call it, as part of Team Soren, I was pleased.


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Erotica
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A Peek Inside Lunch With Author Jasper Fforde - With Giveaway!

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 24, 2012 | PERMALINK

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining other media professionals, booksellers, bloggers, librarians and publishing professionals from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to celebrate the release of author Jasper Fforde's first YA release, The Last Dragonslayer. Set in the magical land of Kazam, the story follows 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an employment agency for magicians. But magic is becoming scarce, which means bad business for Jennifer. And when she discovers the world's last dragon is destined to die, Jennifer must do whatever she can to save it — or it means big changes for Kazam.

Attendees had the pleasure of enjoying a lovely, intimate lunch in Manhattan with the charming author, who shared his thoughts about YA, his next release in the Chronicles of Kazam series, some film adaptation news, as well as what he thinks about Fifty Shades of Grey.

Ready to dig in to The Last Dragonslayer


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Samantha Young Talks Switching Genres, On Dublin Street And More

BY , OCTOBER 24, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Samantha Young has made her mark writing several paranormal YA tales, but she's switching gears with her latest release. On Dublin Street is the author's first adult tale, and you won't find a trace of magic in this contemporary romance! Heroine Jocelyn Butler relocates from the U.S. to Scotland in an attempt to hide from her past. Although she's hesitant to begin a new relationship with anyone, Braden Carmichael is determined to change her mind. Interested to learn more about the story, we asked the author to tell us about her change in genres and what readers can expect from this fresh read.

 

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You are a very well known young adult author. What made you decide to transition into contemporary romance written for adults? 

I always intended to transition into adult fiction at some point but contemporary fiction was something I considered doing in a few years’ time. Alas, the characters of On Dublin Street were persistent and decided they were too impatient to wait for me, so at the beginning of this year I started to tell their story, going back to it whenever I could, until during the summer when I realized it was ready to be heard.


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YA Film And TV Adaptations In The Works

BY , OCTOBER 23, 2012 | PERMALINK

The blockbuster success of the Twilight saga and The Hunger Games films have proven that YA literature isn’t just for the page anymore! Books from this hot genre are being snatched up left and right for both movie and TV adaptations. From the ever-popular paranormal stories of teen angst to sci fi and contemporary coming of age stories, YA tales of all shapes and sizes are headed to screens big and small. Today we bring you the latest in Young Adult film and TV adaptation news.

HEADED TO THE SILVER SCREEN

Erin McCahan’s novel Cool, Sweet, Hot, Love isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until Fall 2014, but Warner Brothers has already bought the screen rights to the book, which means this must be one hot read! The novel follows a female teen genius that has a way with words as a linguistics wordsmith. McCahan also wrote I Now Pronounce You Someone Else, and we have a feeling that her 2014 release will solidify her name in the YA genre!


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How To Throw A Raging Regency House Party

BY Shawna Rice, OCTOBER 23, 2012 | PERMALINK

While there may be more than one way to skin a cat — and just who came up with that disgusting idiom anyway? — there’s definitely one guaranteed way to catch a rake: At a house party! If Regency romances have taught us anything, it’s that a house party is the natural habitat of the rake. And if you have had your eye on a sinfully delicious man for a while, but weren’t sure how to set the trap … have no fear, the RT Book Reviews Team is here! We’re bringing you tips that will make your party the cream of the crop, the talk of the season, the top of the ton!

Okay, maybe not the ton. But Facebook will most certainly be all abuzz over your smashing success. Ladies and gents, we are pleased to bring you:

Rolling with the Homies — The Top Three Tips To Throwing A Modern-Day, Regency-Style House Party They’ll Never Forget

We were going to think up a shorter, catchier title, but we decided to stay true to the Regency era and give our web-pamphlet a rather long-winded one. You can thank us later (and you totally will!).

Let’s dive right in:

Tip 1: Nooks and Crannies


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