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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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Inside The Issue: December 2012

BY , OCTOBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

The December issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon, and the digital version is available now! Here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading ...

Harlequin's Love Inspired authors celebrate 15 years of faith-filled love stories. Plus, Susan Carroll talks about what's ahead in her Dark Queen series. We also dust off the RT archives and spotlight Jude Deveraux's classic tale A Knight in Shining Armor. Then, we feature thirteen book to film adaptations in the pipeline for 2013. Next, we ask Kerrelyn Sparks about her humorous paranormal romances. Not to mention our feature on authors who write military romances inspired by their own men in uniform and a look at the NYC book club — the Diva Moms — that launched E.L. James' career and hosted Tiffany Reisz. And finally, we give and overview of the reader program for the 2013 RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City!


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Jessica Clare's Tips for Taming A Modern Day Alpha Male

BY , OCTOBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

This month author Jessica Clare releases the latest erotica in her Bluebonnet, Texas series, The Care and Feeding of an Alpha Male. This modern day tale tells the story of Beth Ann, a hairstylist on the run from her ex-fiancé who gets caught in the woods during the middle of a downpour. Out of luck, Beth Ann is rescued by brooding ex-Marine Colt who keeps her warm and dry during the storm. Determined to teach the town's princess survivalist skills, Colt spends the weekend "roughing it" with Beth Ann and the two realize they aren't so different after all. We asked the author to share her tips for taming a contemporary alpha male like Colt, and her tongue-in-cheek response left us laughing: 


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October 2012: Which Self-Published Story Is Right For You? Take The Quiz!

BY , OCTOBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

You know that feeling, the one you get when you’re standing indecisive in front of a wide selection of tasty ice cream flavors? We’ve been there. And that is exactly how the many tempting self-published tales leave us feeling — craving a good read, but not knowing which one to choose. Chocolate chip or rocky road; historicals or science fiction … see the similarities? Well, we’ve developed a quiz that will help you scoop up the right one! And we’re talking books now, not ice cream. Because if anyone can solve the sudden paralysis that strikes when faced with making that Solomon’s choice, they’d be a genius. Read on to find the flavor of the month that will make your mouth (and mind) water:

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1. If you were forced to choose just one ice cream flavor, it would be:

A) Great Scot!!: Chocolate with deep-fried mars bar chunks

B) Coconut Cruise: Coconut ice cream with macadamia nuts

C) Tropical Delight: Mango ice cream with caramelized mango chunks

D) Pagan Passion: White Zinfandel ice cream studded with luscious peach pieces

E) Cosmos Swirl: Chocolate swirled with marshmallow ribbons and raspberry-filled chocolate stars

 

2. If you saw a child drop their ice cream on the floor, your reaction would be to:

A) Give him/her a great big hug! Ice cream loss is traumatic.

B) Get them another. The ice cream machine is right on deck.


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Lay Pipe, Boink, Sexercize: Sex Euphemisms That Make Us Cringe

BY Shawna Rice, OCTOBER 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

“Yo, Pep, I don't think they're gonna play this on the radio
And why not? Everybody has sex
I mean, everybody should be makin' love
Come on, how many guys you know make love?”
-“Let’s Talk About Sex,” Salt ‘N Pepa

Back in 1991, hip-hop trio Salt ‘N Pepa topped the charts with their ode to talking about doing the deed. Whether you call it having sex or making love, as they discussed in their song, there are many other euphemisms that can be used. And, let’s be honest, most of them are not sexy. Luckily most authors stick to the tried ‘n true and reference the act as straight-up sex, making love or the infamous four-letter-word used as a verb. We’ve compiled a list of euphemisms that are more likely to earn a side eye than a roll in the hay when whispered in the heat of the moment, and we’ve swapped them into passages just to highlight their ridiculousness. Follow along as we get busy, and let’s hope to never read these words coming out of anyone’s lips:


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On The Shelves Tuesday 10/9/2012

BY , OCTOBER 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

THE BIRTHDAY SCANDAL

"Readers will enjoy every minute of the shenanigans at the duke’s estate, and the three ensuing love stories, in this enchanting Regency."


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Paranormal Playground: Werewolf in Denver

BY Shawna Rice, OCTOBER 08, 2012 | PERMALINK
All the world’s a playground for paranormals, and we’re shedding some light on the settings that the otherworldly call home. At first glance, Denver seems like your normal, everyday American city. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in Denver. In fact, this month this city will be hosting WERECON2012.  

With us today is blogger/werewolf/activist and Colorado native Kate Stillman from Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Werewolf in Denver. She’s designed a pre-conference event that attendees of WERECON2012 are sure to enjoy — or if you’re just visiting Denver on your own, she’s highlighted some landmarks that will scare up some hauntingly good times. Care to find out where the werewolves get their howl on in the Mile-High City? Read on as we turn this blog post over to Kate and she reveals all the jumping paranormal hotspots:

THE RIGHT TO HOWL: The Official Blog of H.O.W.L.* founder Kate Stillman


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