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Inside The Issue: May 2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

The May issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon, and here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading ...

Alyson Noel gives readers a glimpse inside her new paranormal series starter, Fated. Molly Harper interviews Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris. And Lauren Dane talks about going both ways: publishing traditionally and doing it on her own. Meanwhile, we investigate the boundaries in teen fiction, profile the final Mr. Romance and take a look at which self-published books should be on your TBR list. Aspiring authors can get tips on author branding from Carina Press' Angela James and get some inside information on how to work as part of a collective brand. Then, find out the latest news about 2012 RT Booklovers Convention — and get an update about 2013's convention!

There's all this and more between the pages of the May 2012 issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS. You can also SUBSCRIBE NOW and get access to RT's Bonus Content coming next week. Until then, here's a sneak peek at the May issue's Table of Contents!


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Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 12, 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 - If you can’t get enough of highlander heroes, be sure to check out the new trilogy coming from Juliette Miller. The author kicks off the series with Clan Mackenzie, and we can’t wait to meet what we’ve dubbed Miller’s brand of “bros with brogues.”

Young Adult - If you loved The Matrix and Napoleon Dynamite, not only do you have very diverse tastes, you're in good company. Author James Marshall is starting his new fantasy series, How to End Human Suffering, with Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies which features a teenage hero who is a little bit Neo and a little bit Napoleon. With the help of his alternative girlfriend and his ninja best friend, the story's protagonist is looking to take down a government of zombie overlords and change the world forever. 

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES


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Weekly Web Wrap Up: 3/9/2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week Engaging the Earl

Here’s what you missed on the RT website.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Want the details on Anna Campbell's upcoming series? Read On >>

SERIES ROMANCE: Can't get enough Harlequin Historicals? See Which Ones Release This Month >>

YOUNG ADULT: Aussie author Jessica Shirvington makes her U.S. debut with Embrace. Win The Book >>


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Caught On The Cover: March 2012

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

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

 

Forget a temptation of angels, this is a clear case of a temptation of Scarlett Johansson's beautiful features!

     

 


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Laura Childs On Her Latest Tea Shop Mystery — With Excerpt!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Laura Childs pens the Tea Shop series, treating readers to delightful, lighthearted mysteries featuring Theodosia Browning. This heorine is the crafty, clever owner of Indigo Tea Shop and in her spare time, she also happens to be an amateur sleuth. In the newest mystery, Agony of the Leaves, Theodosia stumbles onto the body of her ex-boyfriend, drowned in a tank at the local aquarium. The police think this is an accident, but she knows its murder. Today read an excerpt of this new release, and get the author's take on Theodosia's reaction to uncovering this aquatic crime.

From Agony of the Leaves, Chapter 1:

Theodosia clapped a hand to her mouth, horrified but unable to look away. Her rapidly darting eyes took in the entire bizarre scene of a man gently bobbing in the huge aquarium tank, hopelessly entwined in some kind of net. His facial expression was a death grimace. Then, a floating, almost disembodied hand seemed to slowly rise up and scratch tentatively at the glass.

Oh no! Please, no!


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

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 08, 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

Courting Claudia by Robyn DeHart

Buy For $.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evie by Marianne Stillings

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Get It For Free >>

         


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Which Multicultural Romance Is Right For You? Take The Quiz!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

With so many highly-rated multicultural romances available this month, we’ve created a quiz to help you figure out which new release is right for you. Are you the type of reader who craves mystery and an alpha hero, or is an edgy drama more your speed? Take our quiz to discover which new title you should pick up. With such a great selection, there’s no such thing as a wrong answer!

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I like a book that is filled with:

A) Drama, drama, drama!

B) Workplace intrigue

C) Real world issues

D) Serious obstacles to overcome

E) Mystery and intrigue

 

What type of romantic relationships do you like best?:

A) Second chance romance

B) Friends to lovers

C) Rocky start stories

D) A perfectly matched pair

E) Love at first sight

 

How would you describe your favorite kind of heroine?:

A) Driven and determined

B) Smart and sassy

C) Bad girl heiress

D) Down, but not out

E) Savvy and talented

 

I love a hero that has:

A) A bit of an edge

B) His life together

C) A big heart

D) A protective nature

E) Alpha attitude, all the way!

 

The perfect amount of heat in any story is:

A) A five-alarm fire! 

B) Campfire-style, keep me cozy and warm

C) A slowly building blaze


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RT Reviewers Dish: Taking A Shot By Jaci Burton

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

This week, RT Reviewers Janine and Dawn are Dishing about Taking a Shot, the third book in Jaci Burton’s phenomenally popular Play-By-Play series. After readers devoured Mick and Gavin’s tales, little sister Jenna Riley finally gets her story. A wild child at heart, Jenna has had her share of previous relationships, but nothing compares to the undeniable feelings she has for hockey star Tyler Anderson. Read on to find out what our reviewers thought of this hot erotic romance novel. 

Janine: I loved getting to know Jenna, the manager at her family’s bar. She has a quick wit and is always ready to have fun and laugh. She is exactly the type of person I like to hang out with!


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Avon's Historical Romance E-Book Sale

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

Cheaper by the Dozen, our weekly column that rounds up inexpensive e-book deals, won’t be posted until tomorrow, but we just couldn’t wait to share a look at some of the great e-reads being offered by Avon books. This digital sale includes some of our favorite historical romances — each of which received an RT rating of 4 stars or higher! Making the news even better, this e-book sale includes several stories that are no longer available in print. And at just $1.99 each, readers can feel good about downloading these affordable tales! 

More Than a Scandal by Sari Robins

Hero Marcus’s loyalty is split, will he side with the country he loves or the woman who stole his heart?

Buy Now >>

 

Midnight by Beverley Jenkins

Set in Colonial-era Boston, this multicultural romance will have readers looking at the pre-revolutionary era in a whole new light. 

Buy Now >>

 

Duke of Sin by Adele Ashworth

Originally published in 2004, this novel set in the mid 1800s pairs a vulnerable florist with a reclusive Duke. 

Buy Now >>

         


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Spoiled: Anna Campbell On Her Upcoming Series - Sons Of Sin

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

Anna Campbell’s historical romances have earned her a sterling reputation. For many readers Campbell’s books are auto-buys, and that’s certain true for several of the romance lovers here at RT!  

RT’s Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin perfectly captures Campbell’s charms when she said of the author’s latest novel, the RT Top Pick! Midnight’s Wild Passion, “It isn’t just the sensuality she weaves into her story that makes Campbell a fan favorite, it’s also her strong, three-dimensional characters, sharp dialogue and deft plotting. Campbell intuitively knows how to balance the key elements of the genre and give readers an irresistible, memorable read.”


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