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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 09, 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 - Author Vanessa Kelly will take readers back to the Regency era for her Renegade Royals series about several heroes born out-of-wedlock that have aristocratic blood flowing through their veins. Readers can expect at least four novels in the series and two connected e-shorts, however no publication dates for these stories has been announced yet.

Romantic Suspense - Do you love the drama of stories about search and rescue teams? If so, be sure to check out Vivian Arend’s newest project. Her Adrenaline series is sure to make your heart race as this squad tries to beat the clock and track missing persons. Release date for the first book: TBA.

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES


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Caught On The Cover: April 2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover", their likenesses spotted on some April new releases. Check out who we found:

 

This Emma Watson doppelganger looks all grown up ... and quite the anti-Hermione!

     

 


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 4/6/2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 06, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend the whole week getting ready for the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention?

Here's what you missed on the RT website:

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YOUNG ADULT: Syrie and Ryan M. James discuss their first YA. Meet The Mother And Son Team >>

INSPIRATIONAL: Dan Walsh answers our questions. Get Up Close And Personal With Him >>

PARANORMAL: Couple Zoë Archer and Nico Ross are co-writing a series. Win The Series First >>


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At A Glance: The Harlequin Medical Romances Of April

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 06, 2012 | PERMALINK

If you can't get enough medical drama mixed into your series romances, this month's new releases from Harlequin’s Medical Romance imprint are sure to satisfy.

This month RT Reviewers' Choice Award-nominated author Fiona Lowe adds a new tale to the SHH series with Sydney Harbor Hospital: Tom's Redemption. When this head of neurosurgery looses his eyesight, can nurse Hayley Grey convince him that he's still worthy of love?

Author Fiona McArthur introduces readers to heroine Carmen O'Shannessy, who agrees to be the midwife for a royal family only to discover that she's Falling for the Sheikh She Shouldn't. But we certainly don't fault her because her Prince of Zafar sounds absolutely sinful!


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Married Authors Zoe Archer And Nico Rosso Talk Co-Writing — With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 05, 2012 | PERMALINK

Married authors Zoë Archer and Nico Rosso both write tales of adventure and romance — but until now, they’ve never written together. However, their latest stories take place in a new Steampunk series of their joint creation, the Ether Chronicles. The first book, Archer's Skies of Fire, hits stores this week and today the authors stop by to interview each other about co-habitating, co-writing and of course, co-creating their newest fictional world. Plus don't miss your chance to win a copy of the series starter at the end of this exclusive interview!

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If someone was sitting at the table next to us at breakfast while we were working on the Ether Chronicles, what are some of the things they might overhear?


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 05, 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

Dreaming by Jill Barnett

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Build A Man by Talli Roland

Buy for 99 cents >>

 

Young Adult

Boyfriend From Hell by E. Van Lowe

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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Cover Chat: Karen Marie Moning's Upcoming Series Starter Iced

BY Whitney Sullivan, APRIL 04, 2012 | PERMALINK

It’s no secret that Karen Marie Moning has been a busy, busy author. Not only did she just release the cover for her first graphic novel, a Dark Fever continuation, but also she’s been teasing readers with excerpts from Iced, her upcoming novel that will start her new Dani O'Malley series.

Moning’s popular MacKayla Lane books (aka the Dark Fever series) may have come to a close, but the author is not changing zip codes for her next novel. The first in the Deckle Edge books, Iced, will be set in the same world. And just a glance at the cover makes it clear that this is a transition novel. Moning fans will remember that Shadowfever, the Dark Fever series finale, had a predominantly red cover and a design around the edges that spotted the woman’s figure in the middle. Now we’ve got a cover that has some similar design principles, the border around the edge, the red — holla, ode to original Dark Fever covers — and a woman standing. But I think it’s worth noting that unlike the Shadowfever cover, in this artwork the heroine is far away. And I really like that we get a more removed look at this woman and her world because, hey, she's not MacKayla, who we knew for six books. Instead, this gal is more of a mystery; we aren’t all up close and personal with her yet.


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Syrie James And Son Ryan M. James On Their YA Forbidden

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 04, 2012 | PERMALINK

Paranormal author Syrie James wowed us with last year's stunning Nocturne, and we were absoloutely giddy when we learned she would be releasing her YA debut, Forbidden, co-written with son Ryan M. James. RT reviewer Maria Planansky interviewed the writing team to learn more about this supernatural tale of young love and the duo's method for crafting stories together. 

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You guys are a dynamite mother-son writing team. What was it like working together?


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Places Now Accepting Manuscripts: April Edition

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 04, 2012 | PERMALINK

Aspiring authors, we know that it can be disheartening to look out into the abyss of potential publishing houses and only see the same old phrase, “no unsolicited manuscripts accepted.” These days many of the major publishing houses rely on their ties with literary agents and in-house promotions to find new authors. But don’t despair; today we’ve come up with a list of eight places — from off-the-beaten path publishers to special back doors of the big-name houses — that would welcome your query letter, manuscript or submission. 

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Amazon StudiosCalling all creative thinkers with a flair for screenwriting! Want to develop your script into a TV or movie, and potentially earn $200,000 along the way? Amazon Studios, Amazon’s new arm for television and film development, wants to work with you and develop your script. Over the course of 18 months, participants can get professional advice on transforming their script for the screen, and even sell their script for a hefty sum. To learn how you can be a part of Amazon Studios, click here.


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Video Interview: Julie James

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 03, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Julie James' latest novel About That Night will be in stories today. But before you pick up your copy, make sure to check out this video interview which goes behind the scenes of this anticipated novel. At a recent conference, RT's Morgan got a chance to chat with the author about her new reunion romance. Years ago young tycoon Kyle Rhodes shared a soul shattering kiss with Rylann Pierce, however, circumstances tore them apart before they could fully investigate the attraction. Now, they are back together but Rylann is an Assistant US Attorney — and Kyle is a man her office has prosecuted. It's a gripping scenario full of vibrant, career-driven characters, but just how real is this courtroom drama? James dives into how she used her own experiences as a lawyer to give her stories a ring of truth. But if you're new to James' work, don't expect this to be a dry tale — the author is well known for crafting witty repartee that engages and delights readers.


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