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Forewords: The Books Before The Buzz

BY , AUGUST 13, 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

Historical Romance - To scare away the good-looking man who has won her house in a game of chance, the heroine of Emily Greenwood’s A Little Night Mischief plays the part of a ghost in the first book of the Mischief series. We won’t be saying “boo!” to this read! Release date: TBA.

Romantic Suspense - In the first of Katie Reus’ new series about NSA agents, a woman finds herself Targeted after she stumbles upon a deadly plot concerning terrorists and a lethal virus. Paired with an agent, they rush to stop the would-be mass murderers before it’s too late. It must be contagious, because we’ve already caught the fever for this hot book. 

PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY


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Cover Chat: Frost Burned By Patricia Briggs

BY , AUGUST 13, 2012 | PERMALINK

It will have been two years since the last Mercy Thompson title hit the shelves when the seventh in the series, Frost Burned, is released in March 2013. Fans are rabid for news of the New York Times bestselling series and its fierce coyote-shifting heroine, Mercy. Since its inception in 2006 with Moon Called, author Patricia Briggs’ creation has thrilled readers and made its way up book lists.

With an enthralling character like Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson it’s easy to understand the appeal of the series. She’s the ultimate Ms. Fix-it: By day she’s a Volkswagen mechanic, but at night she’s usually taking care of whatever danger has crossed her path. Mercy’s a Native American who has the power to shift, at will, into the form of a coyote. In the series she’s taken on a number of otherworldly creatures, and her latest venture found her — finally! — married to her mate, handsome werewolf Adam.

But, as usual, things aren’t smooth sailing in Mercy’s little corner of Washington. Straight from the author’s website, we found this telling little tidbit:


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Series Saturday: Unusual Occupations

BY , AUGUST 11, 2012 | PERMALINK

You can find whatever you're looking for in the world of series romance. Want a story that's short and sweet? Head to a Harlequin American. On the hunt for a hero with paranormal prowess? Nocturne's new releases are sure to please. Serious about seeking a sheik? It's Harlequin Presents or bust. But what do you do when you are in the mood for a story that seems like it could happen to you, but with some extra spice thrown in? That is definitely a Blaze moment! And you're in luck because this month there are not one, but three fantastic tales heroines who are average, in all ways but two: first, they have a fantastically unusual day jobs and second … they are about to find themselves in an extra steamy love story! Read on to see which women with interesting occupations are headed toward Happily Ever After ...

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Meet The Heroine: Rachel Howe

How She Spends Her Day: She’s a goat farmer


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 8/10/2012

BY , AUGUST 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week searching for A Better Man?

Here's what you missed on the RT site:

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Get scandalous with these nine historical e-deals. Download A New Adventure >>

SERIES ROMANCE: Discover series romances featuring widows and widowers. A Second Chance At Love >>

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: Julie Garwood answers questions about her latest. Get Some Sweet Talk >>


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , AUGUST 10, 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:

We're not entirely sure we want to!


Here at RT, we could not agree more.


All together now: "Awwwww!"


We r totally on the same pg as u, Michelle.



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Morgan And Elisa Dish: Double Down By Katie Porter

BY , AUGUST 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

This week Morgan and Elisa crack open the steamy debut novel from Katie Porter — writing duo Carrie Lofty and Lorelei Brown — Double Down. The story kicks off their Vegas Topguns series, which will feature sexy military characters with special kinks in each book. Double Down treats us to the story of an Air Force pilot with a fetish for roleplaying that he just can’t seem to wrap his head around and a sultry young woman who is all too eager to satisfy his every desire.


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Debut Author Spotlight: Kira Brady

BY , AUGUST 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

Name: Kira Brady

Book: Hearts of Darkness

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Current Home: Seattle, WA

Job (when not writing): I play zoo tour guide, craft diva, and storybook queen for my two year old heroine-in-training. 

Author Icons: Meljean Brook and Ilona Andrews. I love their world building, action-adventure plots, and delicious love stories.

What was it like writing Hearts of Darkness? What was the easiest part? The most difficult? 

When I wrote Hearts of Darkness, I had neither child nor day job. I spent most of my time frolicking, reading every book I could get my hands on, and traveling the world with my globetrotting husband. Discipline was the hardest part! I also hadn't figured out that I'm a plotter, not a pantser. I threw out a lot of extra scenes that didn't fit into the final book. I have less time now, but I'm a lot more efficient about how I work.


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

BY , AUGUST 09, 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 Gentleman Says "I Do" by Amelia Grey

    

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Holiday in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller

Buy For $1.24 >>

 

Young Adult

Become by Ali Cross

Get It For Free >>

     


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August 2012: Which Self-Published Historical Heroine Are You? Take The Quiz!

BY , AUGUST 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

Authors today have many outlets for their creativity. If a story doesn't fit with a traditional publisher, the work is no longer relegated to the back of a file cabinet, a box under the bed or the depths of a computer hard drive. These days, books have a chance to reach interested readers via the popular avenue of self-publishing, which is great news for historical fans. With unique reads available online, we get to venture out and explore new worlds — much like the exploring that was done by the heroines of old! Unsure where will you head next? Then take our quiz to find out which recent self-published historical romance is right for you!

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1. Every girl has to have a signature song. Which tune fits your attitude best?

A) "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige. There’s more than enough of that in your life as it is.

B) "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police, because you’ve got it going on.

C) “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. You’re still waiting for your Romeo.

D) "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins, because you would rock him 'til the daylight comes.

 

2. So many online dating profiles, so little time to sort through them all. Going on usernames alone, who would you wink at first?

A) UKSwashbuckler4Life

B) SirSeeksLady

C) CallXMeXDaddy

D) Ur_Soldier_of_Fortune

 


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RWA 2012: Giant Book Giveaway

BY , AUGUST 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

This year at 2012 RWA Annual Conference we took on the daunting task of gathering autographed copies from some of the most beloved romance authors — all for you! That's right, we're giving away the following 26 signed books to one very lucky reader. With titles from Lorraine Heath, Tessa Dare, Robyn Carr and more, this is one giveaway that's not to be missed. To enter, leave a comment below telling us which book you are most excited to read the why. Pretty simple, right? We're waiting to hear from you, but make sure to respond by August 15 when we will be announcing the winner! (U.S. mailing addresses only, please.)

BLOG UPDATE 8/15/12: The winner is dg_molly.


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