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Forewords: The Books Before The Buzz

BY , SEPTEMBER 17, 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!

NEW SERIES ALERT 

Mystery – Do you spend your time worrying about X, Y and Z? Fret no more! Sue Grafton will be wrapping up her Alphabet Mystery series as Detective Kinsey Millhone finds out what X is For…Y is For…, and Z is For…. Fans will also be treated to Kinsey & Me: Stories, an additional collection of short stories that feature our favorite detective who ferrets out clues from A-Z. 

Young Adult - The situation she’s in bites, but the heroine in Rachel Tafoya’s The Night House has no choice but to sell her blood to hungry vamps. The first book in this trilogy, which will be on shelves in 2014, follows her adventures as well as that of James, the empathetic boy who feels her pain and longs to take it away.


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Cover Trend: The Character-less Cover

BY , SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 | PERMALINK

Nothing says 'romance novel' more than a cover graced by a beautiful woman in a flowing dress with fantastic hair. Well, maybe one thing is more iconic than that — a gorgeous male with his shirt off! However, something we've been noticing lately on contemporary romances is the lack of heroes and heroines on the covers. Instead, we are getting landscape scenes (with plenty of seating options). We know lots of readers appreciate a little discretion (and lack of pecs) on their covers, but what do you think? Are you missing the characters on these covers? Let us know in the comments below!


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 9/14/2012

BY , SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week partying with The M.D.'s Secret Daughter?

Here's what you missed on the RT site:

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Sarah MacLean unveils her gorgeous new cover. See It Here First >>

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: Elisabeth Barrett tells us about her latest release. It's Blazing Hot >>

PARANORMAL: Meljean Brook shares her inspiration for Riveted. The Secret History Of Iceland >>

YOUNG ADULT: CJ Redwine Introduces readers to the new hero of Defiance. Meet Logan >>


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From Page To Screen: Upcoming Film And TV Adaptations

BY , SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | PERMALINK

Hollywood heads back to the drawing board as kids head back to school this September, and a lot of exciting news is spilling out of the entertainment capital of the world. With not one, but two YA films in the works, parents will have new movies the whole family can enjoy. For those looking for darker fare, another Nick Hornsby novel will soon be in theaters. As for television, studio execs hope to bring two of literature’s most beloved rapscallions to life as they as also consider a medical drama and a procedural. 


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Henchman Heroes For All! Why Mari Fee's Latest Is A Must-Read

BY Elissa Petruzzi, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | PERMALINK

When I came across "How to Date a Henchman" by Mari Fee, you can bet your e-reader I was clicking “Buy” right quick. Here are my top three reasons why you should try this quickie, out now from Carina, too.

1. Short length.

Let’s hear it for the novella. You know what, I feel like outside of erotica and über-haugthy literary fiction, short stories get a bad rap. That’s changing with the advent of the e-reader, and I think it’s a great thing. "How to Date a Henchman" is an adorable, fun read, in part because of its length. Fee’s prose zips along, drawing you quickly into her world and delivering the goods you want, ASAP.

2. Surprising depth.


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , SEPTEMBER 14, 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:

Ranting and stupid hat wearing are definitely Twitter territory.


Merriam-Webster, please get on making this official.


Or switch to entire bags of sugar-free chocolate chips?


Hopefully the horny guys of the world didn't momentarily take offense.


Reason #389 why we love Twitter.


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Wedding Customs From Across The Globe

BY Shawna Rice, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 | PERMALINK

Who knew that in Scotland, at one point, it was perfectly legal for a couple to declare themselves married, and then — bam! — actually be married just like that? Certainly not the heroine of Jackie Ivie’s A Perfect Knight for Love. After fleeing England and an unwanted marriage, Lady Amalie finds herself in Scotland … in an unwanted marriage. Although, to be fair, the man who claimed her as his wife did it for the lass’ own protection. Thayne MacGowan saw no other way to protect Lady Amalie other than to claim her as his — and by not refuting his claim, she lent it credence.

And it really was as simple as that, which you can’t say about most weddings these days. Even if one has never been to or planned a ceremony, WE tv, TLC and Lifetime all offer scary glimpses into the wedding-industrial complex with shows like Bridezillas, Say Yes to the Dress and My Fair Wedding. With all those in mind, I’ve always been the one to try to talk sense into my “tying the knot” friends.


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Destination: Erotic! Take An Adult Vacation With These Steamy Reads

BY , SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 | PERMALINK

Many of us know what happens behind bedroom doors, but what happens when our favorite fictional characters want to take their adult action elsewhere? If you’re looking for great erotic reads featuring sexy locales designed especially for an “adult vacation,” we’ve gathered some of our favorite titles. From burlesque clubs to sex resorts and beyond, these sexy settings will have you wanting to plan a special trip of your own!


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

BY , SEPTEMBER 13, 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

What I Did For a Duke by Julie Ann Long

   

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

   

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Camille by Tess Oliver

Get It For Free >>

     


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Elisa And Janine Dish: Death Warmed Over By Kevin J. Anderson

BY , SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

Kevin J. Anderson kicks off his new Urban Fantasy series with Death Warmed OverFeaturing Dan Chambeaux (aka “Shamble"), this private investigator, who returned from the grave as a zombie, takes on the cases of other recently turned paranormal creatures. From a witch looking to sue a publishing company for a spell gone wrong to a vampire being threatened by a dangerous anti-paranormal gang, Anderson’s hilarious, lighthearted tale blends paranormal fiction with hardboiled detective stories to give a unique look at some of the issues that might occur should supernatural creatures populate our world. Today RT’s Elisa and Janine crack open this new tale and discuss why Death Warmed Over is a must-read.

Janine: Honestly, I was a little skeptical when I read the description of Death Warmed Over. Another paranormal investigator story? I wasn’t so sure I wanted to go down this road again ...

Elisa: Oh, yes you did. Of course you did. Because if I know you, you just cannot say no to this author.

Janine: Yes, yes ok, it’s Kevin J. Anderson, so you bet your butt I was going to give this book a shot.


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