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Magazine Extras: Nalini Singh Psy/Changeling Series Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

We are really looking forward to the latest chapter in bestselling author Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series, this month's Kiss of Snow — and we know you are too. Fans of the series have been clamoring to find out more about Hawke and Sienna since the series starter, Slave To Sensation. So to get you caught up on what's been happening between the mentally gifted Psy and the animal shifters known as Changelings, we are giving you a chance to win the series' nine-book backlist before Singh's new release hits shelves at the end of May. 

The author chatted with RT Executive Editor Faygie Levy about her popular paranormal series in the June issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine. In the article “A Kiss of Romance, Times Two,” Singh gives an insider's look at the evolution of the series and talks a bit about what you can expect from Kiss of Snow.

And if that doesn't have you convinced that Kiss of Snow should definitely be in your TBR pile, each day for the next two weeks RT's Web Editor (and uber-fan) Morgan Doremus will reveal the reasons why she thinks Kiss of Snow is so great. 


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 5/20/2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your week reeling from a Five-Alarm Encounter?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Kris Kennedy on the heroine of the medieval Defiant. Read All About Her >>

MYSTERY: Enjoy the thrill of going fast in Steve Ulfelder’s new novel. Learn More >>

COMIC: TV show Castle inspires new graphic novel. Get The Details >>

YOUNG ADULT: Myra McEntire introduces readers to her ghost-seeing heroine. Meet Emerson Cole >>

INSPIRATIONAL: Enjoy an excerpt of this new inspirational romantic suspense. Take A Look >>


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How Ciji Ware Writes About Disaster - With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 20, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today Ciji Ware gives readers an insider look at how she creates the disasters in her novels. And don't miss your chance to win your own copy of her newest novel, the historical fiction tale, A Race to Splendor!

“…Blindly Amelia inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm. Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces…She crumpled beneath the doorframe, curling into a ball…and screamed again as a twenty-five foot expanse of wood paneling and masonry pitched outward and plunged nine stories to Montgomery Street below. She knew that no structure on landfill, no matter how well built, could withstand much more shaking without collapsing. Then, just as suddenly, the convulsions subsided.”


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A Video Interview With The Author Of Agonizing Love: The Golden Era Of Romance Comics

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Michael Barson has just released Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics, a collection of romance comics that were popular in the 1940s and '50s. With titles like "Flame of Jealousy" and "Was I a Wicked Wife?" as well as quizzes, reader letters and articles on romance, this is a collection that is sure to please die-hard romantics, comic enthusiasts, art lovers and history buffs. Today Barson chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about what "Love Comics" are and why these tales are relevant to contemporary readers even though stories like these are no longer published.

Michael Barson On Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics >>

More From The RT BOOK REVIEWS Video Channel >>


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TNT To Offer Tuesday Night Mysteries

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

Cable television channel TNT is lining up “The TNT Tuesday Night Mystery” feature. This programing will include contemporary crime dramas as well as made-for-TV movies that will be shown each week. And even more exciting, many of the proposed projects are adaptations of works from fan-favorite mystery authors. 

Beginning in November, TNT will premier movies that are based on popular novels like Scott Turow’s Innocent, Sandra Brown’s Ricochet, Lisa Gardner’s Hide, as well as other works by Richard North Patterson, April Smith and Mary and Carol Higgins Clark


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Sneak Peek: Stephanie Julian's What A Goddess Wants

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 19, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Stephanie Julian's upcoming series Forgotten Goddesses which begins in July with What a Goddess Wants. We go beyond the back cover blurb with the author who shares how this erotic paranormal romance puts a new spin on little known Etruscan goddesses.

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What a Goddess Wants is the first in the Forgotten Goddesses erotic romance series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. The book features a beautiful goddess, a handsome hero, a nasty blue demon and a magical community that’s coexisted with ours in secret for several millennia.

Tessa is the Etruscan Goddess of the Sun, formerly adored by millions (well, that might be pushing it a little), but who’s now living in relative obscurity in Reading, Pennsylvania, where much of the Etruscan population has been settled for two hundred years.


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Morgan & Whitney Dish: Any Man Of Mine By Rachel Gibson

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

The course of true love does not run smoothly in Rachel Gibson's newest novel, Any Man of Mine. Pro hockey player Sam LeClaire broke Autumn Haven’s heart when he left abruptly the morning after their quickie Vegas wedding. But their resulting child, Conner, is not an obligation that Sam is willing to walk away from, despite the fact that Autumn wants nothing to do with Sam. Will five years of growing up help these divorced parents bridge the difference between “I don’t” and “I do”?

Whitney: I am notorious around here for my love of Rachel Gibson. She is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, up there with Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie and Susan Andersen. So when I saw this was releasing, I pretty much demanded we read it! 

Morgan: And while I have never read a Gibson before, I couldn’t wait to dive in as soon as I heard this was a sports-themed romance. Ever since SEP’s Chicago Stars series, I have loved these kinds of books. And I thought Gibson did a fantastic job with the scenes on the ice. The guys talking smack, the fights, the pure male testosterone. Good times. 


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Print Book Releases On The Rise

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

Due to the increasing number of e-books being published and the growing availability of digital reading devices, readers have been bombarded with stories heralding the death of the printed book. However, according to a recent industry report, the number of traditionally published print books is on the rise. 

Bowker’s Annual Book Production Report cites preliminary findings indicate that print titles have increased by 5% over the past year. This means that in 2010 alone there were over 316,000 new books released. And that’s not even counting the explosion of public-domain reprints and self-published works. 

The one area where the numbers are unclear is in e-books. Because of difficulty with defining and identifying e-titles, it is difficult to get an exact count on these releases. However, Publisher’s Weekly projects that this number is in the six-figure range. 

So no matter how you get your books, if the trend continues, there will be more titles than ever to choose from in the future!

For additional information, see more of Bowker’s findings here.


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Meet Two Debut Authors Who Are Part Of The Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today two YA authors chat about their paranormal YA novels and give you a special look at the making of their debut paranornal tales, Die for Me by Amy Plum and Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed. (And then don’t miss your chance to win these new novels and more in the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaways all month long!)

Amy Plum Joesephine Angelini
   

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Inside The Issue: July 2011

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

The July issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon. Here are some of the stories you can look forward to:

This month we get a special look at Diana Palmer’s Merciless.

Find out what your favorite authors are reading this month.

Check out an interview with the incomparable Catherine Coulter.

We investigate the new trend of novels featuring Cleopatra.

George R.R. Martin chats about his A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the HBO television series that is based on it, Game of Thrones, in a special author interview.

Get the details about Kim Harrison’s Hollows series spin-off: a graphic novel prequel!

Brenda Novak heads to "the big house" for some in-depth research for her new novel.

And author Sarah Mlynowski stops by Teen Scene and more!


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