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Forewords: The Books Before The Buzz

BY , OCTOBER 15, 2012 | 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!

AUTO-BUY AUTHOR

Fantasy - Fans of Neil Gaiman and his wickedly inventive stories rejoice because in June 2013 the author will be releasing an adult novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. And in the grand Gaiman tradition, the story will focus on some decades old magic.

NEW SERIES ALERT

Romantic Suspense - After almost two dozen stories, Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters have a new home. Readers' favorite private counterterrorist team is heading to a warmer climate in the author’s spin off series. The books will still feature ex-military heroes, but will be set at the Sarasota, Florida branch of Troubleshooters, Inc.


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Cover Trend: The Backs Have It

BY , OCTOBER 15, 2012 | PERMALINK

In a recent article titled "An Incomplete History of Body Trends", NY Mag reports that the current hot body part is a pair of "smooth & coltish" legs (think Angelina Jolie). This trend overcomes gap teeth and bushy eyebrows, which are so two months ago. However, despite this declaration that sexy gams are all the rage, in recent and upcoming romance book covers it looks like backs are back. Below you will find just a few examples of some ladies' backs that grace some of our favorite books. What do you think — do the backs have it? Let us know in the comments!


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Seal of Excellence Winner Sherry Thomas On Crafting A Heroine - WIth Giveaway!

BY , OCTOBER 15, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Sherry Thomas' latest historical romance, Tempting the Bride, won our October Seal of Excellence Award — and the hearts of RT editors! The novel's heroine, Helena, is described by RT editor Regina Small as "fiery and whip-smart". However, for all of her great qualities, Helena also has some weaknesses, including being entangled in an affair with a married man. But despite her scandalous actions, the heroine is still extremely likeable. We went to the author to see how she created such a multifaceted leading lady that readers could cheer for. Plus, at the end of the post get a chance to win the first two books in the author's Fitzhugh trilogy below!


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/12/2012

BY , OCTOBER 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week Flirting with Intent?

Here's what you missed on the RT site:

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: 9 great contemps from top-rated authors! They're On E-Sale >>

EROTICA: Have an unruly alpha male on your hands? Jessica Clare's Tips For Taming Him >>


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New York Comic Con 2012: An Overview In Photos

BY , OCTOBER 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, it's the seventh annual New York Comic Con! NYCC keeps getting bigger and better every year, and 2012 is no exception. This weekend the Javits Center in Manhattan will be jam-packed with artists, authors, industry professionals, retailers and of course — tons of fans dressed in costume! We love seeing fans cosplay as their favorite characters and pop culture icons almost as much as we love seeing the creators, authors and artists who are responsible for bringing these characters to life. Below are some photos highlighting what we experienced during our first day at this year's NYCC:


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , OCTOBER 12, 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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5 Habits of Highly Successful Sci Fi Romance Couples

BY , OCTOBER 11, 2012 | PERMALINK

Fighting aliens, conquering new planets, commanding ships and flying through the galaxy are all in a hard day's work for many sci fi romance heroes and heroines. But how do the men and women of sci fi romance find time for relationships amidst all the space trekking and futuristic adventure? Author and genre blogger Heather Massey is here today to share 5 ways sci fi romance couples make it work:

Nurturing a romance can be tough even during the best of times. But what about when aliens are attacking Earth to steal all of our natural resources? How can a couple even begin to plan a date? Or imagine the challenges of executing a simple “getting to know you” conversation when an evil galactic empire is bent on the destruction and domination of one’s whole entire world!

Evil mega corporations don’t make it any easier with their Big Brother control issues and life-threatening products. Those types of workaholic villains can put a serious dent in a couple’s ability to carve out some “we time.”

Yet science fiction romance couples always achieve a Happily Ever After or Happily For Now no matter what the obstacles. How do they accomplish such a nigh impossible goal? What’s their secret?


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

BY , OCTOBER 11, 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

MacLain's Wife by Jillian Hart 

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Navy Seal's Promise by Soraya Lane

Get It For Free >>

 

Young Adult

The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton

Get It For Free >>

     


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Contemporary Romance Steals: E-Books For Under Two Dollars

BY , OCTOBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

Cheaper by the Dozen, our weekly column that rounds up inexpensive e-book deals, will be available tomorrow. But today we've found nine tales of contemporary love — from some of the top authors in the genre — that will surely steal your heart and are easy on the wallet. Each is available digitally for less than $2. Check out the following reads and get ready to download your way to a happily ever after!

 

It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson

Buy For 89 Cents >>

 

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Buy For $1.84 >>

         


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Urban Fantasy Authors Share Their Favorite Kick Butt Heroines

BY , OCTOBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

This month’s Urban Fantasy releases feature a slew of new series starters, complete with kick butt female characters we can’t wait to fall in love with. Whether it’s Trixie the elf from Jocelynn Drake’s Angel’s Ink, Daisy the half human, half demon who acts as a link between her town’s police force and the goddess Hel and stars in Jacqueline Carey’s Dark Currents, or Anton Strout’s new leading lady of Alchemystic, Lexi, who comes with her fair share of family secrets, there’s sure to be a new awesome heroine to suit everyone’s fancy. And after reading these new releases if you are still hungering for take charge heroines, then you are in luck because we asked each of these authors their top 3 Urban Fantasy leading ladies from books, TV and movies. Here’s what they had to say:

 

Jocelynn Drake


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