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Cover Reveal: Too Hot To Handle by Katie Rose

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 25, 2014 | PERMALINK

We love a good cover reveal and today's reveal is sure to make you drool and swoon. Katie Rose is gearing up for the sequel to this month's Bring on the Heat, the first in her The Boys of Summer series, and we have an exclusive reveal for the sequel's sexy cover. The sequel's titled Too Hot to Handle and be warned, the cover is almost exactly that.

But before we get to the sizzling cover, let's take a look at what the book is about:


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Outlander Recap: Episode 1.3 — "The Way Out"

BY Regina Small, AUGUST 25, 2014 | PERMALINK

Previously: Claire didn't make the best first impression on Colum MacKenzie, laird of Castle Leoch, and now she's being kept quasi-prisoner as the castle healer. Jamie kept his shirt on.

We open on a flashback: World War II is still raging and Frank is escorting Claire to the train station. She's headed to the front lines, which Frank notes is a bit of bitter irony: He'll sit behind a desk in London, sending men on covert operations, while his wife is in the thick of battle. In a way, it's a refreshing, progressive dynamic, but it also makes me wonder if a man who's been In The Mess would "get" Claire more. Not that I'm thinking of anyone specific. Ahem.

Before Claire boards, Frank reminds her that he can have her orders changed. Claire refuses. In what will emerge as the episode's theme, Claire values her personal security less than the opportunity to help others. It's stubborn, reckless, a little short-sighted — and totally admirable. Frank agrees.


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As Claire leans through the train window to kiss her husband goodbye, she promises that she will return to him. I dab my eyes because it's suddenly gotten very dusty in my bedroom.


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Witches of East End Recap: Episode 2.7 — "Art of Darkness"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, AUGUST 25, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last week we bid adieu to Tentacle Man, as well as my beloved Hudson. But never fear, another Buffy favorite comes to East End tonight! To the tape!

We start with shirtless Freddy for all you fans! He’s getting it on with a woman. But, ah, it’s time for a seizure! (Does it seem like these things only happen when he takes his shirt off? Maybe he should become a Never Nude, like Tobias Fünke.) Hearing the shouting, Jo runs in and sees Freddy’s hook up naked. Awkward.com. She also heals him right quick. Freddy comes to and introduces us all to his girlfriend Caroline. Hi, Caroline!

On second thought, this look probably wouldn’t work for this show.
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Get this: Ava and Killian are still in bed. My goodness! Killian gets a glimpse of Ava as a haggard-looking old lady. The visage quickly vanishes.

Jo confronts our girl Wendy about keeping Freddy’s seizures secret. Wendy is on Freddy’s side now, and even knows Caroline! She also exposits that Tommy, who she’s apparently fallen in love with at some point off screen, is on a camping trip with his daughter.


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 25, 2014 | 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!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Young Adult - After being sent to a strange summer camp on an island, a teen girl with polio discovers she and other “unfit” kids are set to be the focus of a deadly experiment. Set in the 1920s, The Loup Island Solution by Susan Moger is sure to be a thrilling read.

Contemporary Romance - Nancy Haviland will enter the publishing world with her Wanted Men series, which focuses on international gangsters and the women who love them.

Young Adult - In Katie Kennedy’s Learning to Swear In America, a seventeen-year-old boy, who happens to be a Russian protege physicist, is enlisted by NASA to help save California from an asteroid heading their way. But with his advice and input ignored, there’s little he can do. His outlook on life takes a turn when he meets an American girl who seems unconcerned about the steroid. Coming soon in 2016.


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 8/22/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 22, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week romancing the Lone Star Hero?

Here's what you missed on the RT site!

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EROTICA: Ellora's Cave announced major changes. Get the Scoop >>

YOUNG ADULT: Abi and Missy dish on their dystopian debut, plus a giveaway! Read On >>

INSIDE THE ISSUE: Get an exclusive look at our October issue! Check It Out >>

LOOKING AHEAD: Read up on all the latest book deals! Read Now >>


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Friday Giveaway: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 22, 2014 | PERMALINK

It’s never easy saying goodbye to one of your favorite series, especially when it spans so many books. With The Witch With No Name, Kim Harrison and her many fans bid farewell to The Hollows series and its heroine, Rachel Morgan. Rachel has fended off just about every creature imaginable and must undergo one last wild ride that will hopefully help her save her friend Ivy, the Ever After and her relationship with Trent.

To help celebrate Rachel’s final adventure, we’re giving away one hardcover copy of The Witch With No Name. This is open to U.S. readers only and will conclude next Friday, August 29. Use the widget below and be sure to tell us in the comments which book in The Hollows series is your favorite and what you’ll miss the most. Good luck and happy reading!

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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 22, 2014 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling our favorite Tweets.

Is "Hair of Dog" a new Ben & Jerry's flavor?

Life is so unfair sometimes.

Probably, but they're too polite to say so.

Just remember: stop, drop and roll.

That's the best form of cleaning!


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Exclusive Advanced Excerpt: Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Karen Harper is no stranger to RT and we couldn't be more excited for her upcoming Romantic Suspense, Shattered Secrets, which releases next Tuesday. In the book, Tess Lockwood must confront her past in order to help find a missing child, an abduction that could be tied to Tess's own childhood kidnapping. As she works with Sheriff Gabe McCord, painful memories come to light, but they may be able to save the child. Intriguing, no? To tide us over while we eagerly await this series starter's release, we have an exclusive excerpt to share. Happy reading!

“Can I come out now?” Tess called through the back door screen.

Gabe had told her to stay inside and didn’t want her to see what was in her back yard. As soon as he was done with the staff meeting tomorrow morning, he was going to question Ritter, Dane, even Sam Jeffers. They’d better have an alibi to prove they weren’t around here last night. Could three unmarried guys — loners and eccentrics, though the woods was full of them around here — have colluded on abductions over the years? And wouldn’t they take grown women instead of young girls?


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Where To Submit Your Manuscript: August 2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

You’ve written a book - congratulations! But if you thought that was hard, how about trying to find publishers open to submissions? Lucky for you, we gather open calls each month to help make the submission process a bit easier. This month, we have six exciting opportunities for you and your book. Take a look:

Entangled Publishing continues to let the sparks fly with their Lovestruck line, an imprint dedicated to stories that feature a strong “meet-cute”. This is definitely the line for writers who love writing about the instant connection that ignites between two characters when they first meet. Lovestruck is one of Entangled category romance imprints, so all submissions must be driven by tropes. So if your story is in the same vein as Sandra Bullock The Proposal or a heartwarming Jill Shalvis novel, then Lovestruck is for you! Learn more about the imprint and their submission guidelines here.


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Spoiler Alert: When Is It Okay To Talk About Spoilery Things?

BY DJ DeSmyter, AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Spoilers — nobody likes them and nobody likes the person who spoiled a story for you. Friendships have been destroyed, marriages have ended and demons have been summoned because of unwanted spoilers. Okay, none of those things have probably happened due to spoilers, but spoilers are still pretty bad. And while we all agree on their level of awfulness, not everybody agrees on when it’s okay to finally talk about spoilery things.

Recently, I was watching Epic Reads’s popular Tea Time video chat when the hosts spoiled Kiera Cass’s The One with a quick side comment. Naturally, I flew into a booknerd rage and wanted to take refuge in a corner and cry. I obviously still love Epic Reads — how could I not? Seriously. They’re amazing. — but I wish I could have unheard The Thing That Should Not Have Been Said.

But here’s the deal: The One has been out since May. That’s three months in which I could have read the book and therefore protected myself from any spoilers. But I didn’t, so I suppose I can assume some of the blame. Besides, at this point, there really isn’t any reason why people shouldn’t be talking openly about what happens in the book.


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