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Julie Kagawa On Her New Series, Movie Deals And Her Next Book

BY , FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | PERMALINK

Author Julie Kagawa is one busy woman. The Iron Fey writer is in the middle of her second series, the popular Immortal Rules saga, and has just announced plans for a third series, set to kick off in 2015! And fans will not only be getting more books from this author, but the movie rights to all of Kagawa's series have been sold. Naturally, we wanted more info about these exciting projects, so we asked the author for some exclusive details about what we can expect next. 

 

Your new series, launching in 2015, has just been announced. This project is top secret (we don't even know the name of the series yet). What information can you share with our readers?

Right now, all I can share is that the story is set in the present day, in a little coastal town on the beach, and that "mythical creatures" hide among us cloaked as humans. But I'm really excited for this story, and I can't wait to reveal more.

Like your first series, the Iron Fey books, your newly announced series also includes mythical creatures. What draws you to writing paranormal YA?


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Q&A With New Adult Author Liz Bankes On Her Debut Novel Irresistible

BY , FEBRUARY 14, 2013 | PERMALINK

New adult author Liz Bankes' debut novel Irresistible releases today, and if you love a good dose of love triangle drama, you won't want to skip this one. Dubbed a "steamy," Irresistible follows college student Mia as she grows closer to fellow student Dan. But after taking a summer job at her local country club, Mia meets alluring, rich Jamie. Although she knows getting involved with Jamie is a terrible idea, Mia isn't sure she can resist his bad boy charm. We asked the author a few questions about her debut romance, her thoughts on the new adult genre and more.

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Your story features a love triangle between college student Mia, fellow student Dan and rich kid Jamie. What are some of your favorite well-known love triangles, either in romance or general pop culture?


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Cover Chat: Sherry Thomas' The Burning Sky

BY , FEBRUARY 14, 2013 | PERMALINK

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Blaze Author Laurie Boyle Crompton Wants You To Know That Women Wear Tights, Too!

BY , FEBRUARY 12, 2013 | PERMALINK

What girl wouldn't want to have special powers? Flying, shooting fire, going invisible. Sign us up! However, traditionally in books and movies, it has been males that have been the superheroes. But no more! Today Laurie Boyle Crompton, author of the comic book inspired story Blaze, discusses her favorite super-heroines. 

The term ‘Superhero’ tends to conjure the image of some muscular dude decked out in a cape and unitard. It’s easy enough to picture him standing there; hand on hip, looking off into the middle distance with the woman he just rescued slung over one shoulder. Women in comics tend to play the roles of victims or love interests or sometimes the objects of ridiculously complicated revenge plots. But the comics I like best allow the girls to join in the bad-guy-skull-busting fun. Sometimes female superheroes even get to stand in triumph staring into the middle distance themselves. Thank you for this chance to go a little fangirl over these women who seriously kick ass, oftentimes while wearing stiletto boots.


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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Amy Spalding On Her Debut Novel The Reece Malcolm List

BY , FEBRUARY 07, 2013 | PERMALINK

Author Amy Spalding's debut novel The Reece Malcolm List was praised by RT reviewer Jaime Geraldi as being "hilarious and awesome," and we have a feeling this might have something to do with protagonist Devan's talent. Spalding's heroine has a passion for musical theater. But when Devan moves to L.A. after her father's death to live with her bestselling author mover — a woman Devan has never met — she must balance her love of performing arts with getting to know her mom. We went to the author to learn more about her experience writing a "theater geek," and here's what she had to say:

When I started writing The Reece Malcolm List, I wanted to give my main character Devan a way to really shine. After all, her mother was the critically-acclaimed, bestselling author Reece Malcolm. Devan couldn’t be ordinary.


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Cover Chat: Rush Me By Allison Parr

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JANUARY 29, 2013 | PERMALINK

As you can tell from our numerous blog posts, reviews, contests and articles, we at RT are kind of into the New Adult genre right now, which stars protagonists ages 18 to 25.

I’ll admit I was skeptical at first, believing the publishing wisdom that no one wanted to read college- and post-college-set books. But I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong, just like Jerry Orbach taught us. Lena Dunham and millions of rabid readers can’t be wrong: New Adult is officially a thing.

And who better to write about those tumultuous years than an actual new adult? Carina Press debut author — and millennial — Allison Parr tells us of her upcoming title Rush Me: “Many of my friends said they'd stopped reading because nothing reflected their life, so I included everything we deal with: high school reunions, interfering parents, weird jobs, new cities and basically doing anything to avoid moving back into our childhood homes.”


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Lusty Coeds: New Name For New Adult?

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JANUARY 24, 2013 | PERMALINK

In early December, former RT intern, and current St. Martin's editorial assistant, Lizzie Poteet and I were joking via Twitter that New Adult, the hot new subgenre starring protagonists ages 18 to 25, should be renamed more evocatively. Poteet, a new adult herself, noted, "I prefer Adult 2.0 or Au Courant Adult." But after discussing the steamier nature of some of the books, we settled on "Sleazy YA."

It seems U.K. newspaper The Independent feels similarly about New Adult, because they're attempting to rechristen the subgenre "Steamies." In a recent article they published, the paper cited the blushworthy works of Abbi Glines and Liz Bankes, up-and-comers in the genre, as evidence that YA had gone 50 Shades.


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Molly McAdams Talks New Adult, Love Triangles And From Ashes

BY , JANUARY 15, 2013 | PERMALINK

Author Molly McAdams, one of the breakout stars of the New Adult genre, recently followed up her popular debut, Taking Chances, with another dose of love triangle drama in From Ashes. In this digital release, McAdams tells the story of Cassidy, an abused young woman with a painful past who is on the path to true love with Gage when her budding relationship is sabotaged by her best friend, Tyler. Today RT contributor HL Bailey asks the author about her books, the New Adult genre and the timeless appeal of love triangles.

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Did the incredibly positive response from your debut novel Taking Chances drive you to write another story about a love triangle?

Actually, no! I had both Taking Chances and From Ashes completed, and two in the works, before I ever published Taking Chances. And even with the other books I want to write, those two are the only triangles at the moment! 


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Lucky 13: Our Most Anticipated Young Adult Books Coming in 2013

BY , JANUARY 14, 2013 | PERMALINK

With a new year comes resolutions, new beginnings and best of all ... new books! This month we'll be sharing thirteen titles across the genres we're looking forward to in 2013, continuing with Young Adult releases! So just in case your TBR list wasn't already a mile long, here are a dozen (plus one!) YA titles we're anticipating in 2013:


 

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Releases February 2013

We are thrilled that in Marissa Meyer’s second Lunar Chronicles outing we don’t have just one heroine to root for, but two! Yes, Cinder, the cyborg with a heart of gold and a spine of steel, is back and ready to break herself out of prison. But in whole other country there is another heroine, Scarlet, also fighting for survival in this futuristic world ruled by the evil Lunar Queen.


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Q&A With Rise Author Andrea Cremer

BY , JANUARY 09, 2013 | PERMALINK

Fans of author Andrea Cremer's Nightshade trilogy were thrilled last year when the author released Rift, a prequel to her paranormal series. The novel, set in a past filled with witches and warlocks, follows Ember and Barrow as they risk everything to be together. The sequel to Rift, Rise, released yesterday and continues this couple's story. Today the author answers our questions about Ember and Barrow, what it was like writing a historical setting and if there are any more Nightshade stories in her (and our!) future.

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You debuted in 2010 with the Nightshade series. After the trilogy's riveting ending you decided to write a prequel to the series. What made you realize that Ember and Barrow needed their own story? 


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