This week as we feature "reunion romances" on the RT Daily Blog, bestselling author Sylvia Day stops by to chat about her latest pair of reunited lovers, historical couple that is hoping to find their happily ever after the second time around in this month's Seven Years to Sin. For the first time in years, Sylvia Day has returned to her historical romance roots, creating a tale of passion and adventure set in the 1800s. Discover what tore this pair of young lovers apart and why this book is the longest that Day has ever written when the author sits down with RT's Morgan Doremus.
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"With more sensuality than outright sexuality, [Milan] draws readers into a beautiful love story that shows true love is kind and forgiving."
"The authors have captured the spirit of the holiday and given it to readers as a heartfelt gift."
Who can resist heartwarming stories of sweethearts torn apart, only to meet again and rekindle their romance? We've got reunion romances on our mind, and all week long we will be featuring tales of love lost and found again. Today find out about five of our favorite reunion reads, then tell us which reunion tale you love to win a special prize pack!
Paranormal YA fans, do you crave adventure? Then this fall’s Dark Days books may be just what you are looking for. Whether you swoon for an angelic love triangle, want to be swept back in time or get immersed in an action packed adventure, these five new releases are sure to please. So we're giving away three chances to win all five books!
We know you are dying to find out how to score the newest novels from the YA authors Claudia Gray, Kiersten White, Anna Carey, Jocelyn Davis and Amy Garvey. The answer is simple; just tell us which of these five books you absolutely can’t wait to read. (Hint: You can check out the Dark Days Facebook Page or watch the book trailers below to help make your decision.)
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!
Urban Fantasy – Author Yasmine Galenorn will be a very busy woman over the next few months. She's adding new installments to her Otherworld series and her Indigo Court series. Fans can expect five new books from the author, but there’s no word yet on when these novels will be hitting shelves.
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We've all walked through the bookstore and seen unfortunate cover art. Maybe it was a poorly drawn cartoon couple that got your attention, or perhaps there was a sneaky male appendage making an appearance. I would just like to begin this post by saying no matter what you see on an book's cover, chances are, the author had no part in creating the artwork. Zero. If the author is lucky, they might be asked to consult in the process (generally by filling out a form about the characters and story) and that form might be looked at by the artist who might decide to include something on that form in the cover art. So if they get their book back with an awful cover, it's just a grin-and-bear-it situation.
However, there are some authors who do discuss their terrible covers like bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann. When 2000's Get Lucky, the eighth in her Tall, Dark & Dangerous series, came out, the author was horrified. She said in an interview that, "the cover artist put the Pillsbury Doughboy on the cover. Seriously, [Lucky] was popping out of his dress whites. And he was disproportionate. He had stubby little legs and hot dog fingers. Not exactly dreamboat material."
Earlier this summer, Random House re-started its iconic romances line Loveswept as a digital-only imprint, releasing e-book versions of previously published titles from the '80s and '90s. The publisher was proud to announce, “we haven’t changed a word of the original text or updated them in any way.” Good idea or bad idea? We wanted to know, so the web team each picked out a re-released book (priced right between $2.99 and $4.99) and got to reading. Here’s our Dish on what we thought about how well three Loveswept favorites stood the test of time. (Warning, there are spoilers ahead!)
Get a special look at The Goddess of Vengeance the newest novel about Lucky Santangelo, the long-time heroine of iconic author Jackie Collins. Discover how a story in the news inspired Lucky's newest adversary, Armand, what the title of this story means, and find out what all-new genres Lucky will be conquering next. There's all this and more when RT's Morgan Doremus chats with Jackie!
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 our new column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee.