Today the twelfth installment of author Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series, Wanted: Undead or Alive, hits shelves. To get readers ready for another foray into the author's awesome paranormal world, RT's Morgan, interviews Sparks about her unique take on vampire lore, including vampire fusion cuisine and the special synthetic blood that has altered what it means to be a creature of the night. The author also discusses her warrior heroes and shares a look at the difficult sacrifices they must make before they get their HEAs.
Historical romance author Tessa Dare returns to Spindle Cove for her new release the Top Pick! rated A Week to be Wicked. The story introduces readers to a pair of very unlikely partners: bluestocking Minerva Highwood and local ne’er-do-well Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne. For several reasons, spinster Minerva suggests that Colin accompany her on a highly unusual trip to Scotland. There, she is sure she will win a prestigious competition at a science symposium. Minerva is willing to pay the destitute lord for his trouble, which will make the trip worth his while. But as this pair slowly goes from reluctant traveling companions to something much more difficult to label, will they be able to make it to Scotland in time?
Spring has sprung and the publishing industry is celebrating the season with an influx of covers in bright colors. And although we might be mired in the month of annual “March showers”, you don’t have to wait for those much-anticipated “May flowers” to start enjoying the lighter, brighter side of spring. Now readers can stock their shelves (and e-readers) with a complete spectrum of books. Take a look all the colors of this reading rainbow!
Pretty in Pink
Orange-You Glad We Showed You These Covers?
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
Spoiled shares a look at the books you can't wait to read, long before they hit stores. Today Young Adult author Jennifer Lynn Barnes gives RT readers a peek inside her just-announced series The Naturals. Discover what inspired these books, get an early look at a few of the characters you'll meet and find out how this new series compares to The Squad, Barnes' tales about a cheerleading team that also worked as spies!
The Naturals is about an FBI think-tank that uses gifted teenagers to profile and catch serial killers. Each of the teens in the program has an incredible natural aptitude of some kind. The main character is a Natural profiler: when she interacts with people, she automatically takes in little details that help her understand their personalities in a big way. She intuitively understands people and is really good at reading behavior and predicting how someone will behave in the future. This is just the way her brain works, but over the course of the book, the FBI trains her to use those skills to get into the minds of serial killers.
Historical romance author Sophia Nash's second Royal Entourage book The Art of Duke Hunting hits stores tomorrow. In this tale the handsome Duke of Norwich falls for the Countess of Derby, despite his best intentions. But if this couple, which has no interest in marriage, isn't careful, the Prince Regent will sniff out their connection and demand they walk down the aisle. Today, get an insider's look at this new release as we interview with the author — and then find out how you can win a copy of the first two books in the Royal Entourage series!
Fantasy author Eliabeth Bear is kicking off her Eternal Sky trilogy with the RT Top Pick! rated read, Range of Ghosts. It's an epic fantasy following the adventures of Temur, a young man destined to claim his grandfather's throne and become King of the Khaganate, and Samarkar, a former Princess who is now studying the magical arts. The two come together when they discover a secret cult that may be threatening their world. Today, the author shares five things that readers should know before entering into Range of Ghosts.
1) It's not historical fantasy.
While I drew a great deal of inspiration from the cultures of Eurasia over the course of about 500 years, I made the very conscious choice not to model this world on the history of "our" Earth. So you don't need to know any Mongolian or Central Asian or Eurasian history to read this book.
Because I made it all up. So it's my job to make sure you understand what's going on! No studying required.
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!
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Urban Fantasy - Author Kelly Meding will continue her MetaWars superhero series with two more novels in 2013. Frankly, we can’t get enough of heroine Trance and her quickly changing supernatural world, so bring it on Ms. Meding!
Mystery - If you love turn-of-the-century New York City, be sure to check out Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery Series. The novels which feature a midwife-sleuth and an Irish cop have us positively transported, so we are pleased to learn that we can expect three more books in the near future.
PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY
Historical Romance - Will A Wicked Reputation keep a young countess from making her affaire de coeur with a notorious rouge into a more permanent arrangement? You’ll have to wait until Lianna LeFey’s novel hits stores to find out!
Did you spend the whole week taking care of Cowboy Sam's Quadruplets?
Here's what you missed on the RT website: