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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 31, 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 AUTHOR

Fantasy - Kirsty Logan, winner of the Scott Prize for short fiction, is ready to enchant us with The Gracekeepers, her debut novel that combines Scottish mythology and fairy tales for a whirling story of two women whose destinies unexpectedly cross paths. Set in a world mostly covered with water, this is sure to be a stellar debut!

NEW SERIES

Erotic Romance - Jodi Ellen Malpas, bestselling author behind the This Man series, will launch a new trilogy this August. While details are scarce, readers won’t have to wait terribly long between titles: following the first book in August, the second will release in November and the third will hit shelves in February 2015! We can't wait.


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 3/28/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 28, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend the whole week romancing The Prosecutor ?

Here's what you missed on the RT website:

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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 28, 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. 

This week we dedicate Tweethearts to everyone who says that authors are "just like us."   


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Vicky Dreiling's Bloopers From What A Reckless Rogue Needs

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

Getting a book ready to publish is a team effort — just ask the editors! Today author Vicky Dreiling shares a peek at the book's bloopers, errors her editor caught in the first draft of her latest historical romance What A Reckless Rogue Needs. Thankfully Forever romance editor Michele Bidelspach was able to offer the author constructive — as well as amusing — feedback.

I’m really excited about What A Reckless Rogue Needs, Book two in my Sinful Scoundrels series. In book one, What A Wicked Earl Wants, I confessed that I occasionally make some rather interesting errors. Fortunately, my editor Michele Bidelspach has a great eye for spotting some of my accidental bloopers with stage direction. I like to think this is because I’m so riveted by the story that I’m carried away by my own prose. This is particularly true while I’m writing sensual scenes. I can see it all in my head. The perfect setting with candles, a cheery fire, and of course—a bed!


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The Story So Far … Brenda Novak Takes us to Whiskey Creek

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

We love a good small-town romance, which is why we’re always excited to spend some more time in Brenda Novak’s Whiskey Creek. This week she’s got a new title out, RT Top Pick! Come Home to Me. We figured this was the perfect time to get up to speed on all the Whiskey Creek happenings. And so Brenda tells us, The Story so Far …

The cover of When Lightening Strikes

When Lightning Strikes: In the first full-length book, we don’t start out in Whiskey Creek. We start with Gail DeMarco, who’s left Whiskey Creek to make it in the big city. She owns a PR firm in Los Angeles where she’s accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all—Simon O’Neal. But Simon is so busy self-destructing he won’t listen to anything she says. So she drops him—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate, Gail makes a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son. In order to achieve that, he needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl who’ll drag him off to a small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek …


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.2 - "Earth Skills"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MARCH 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

We begin the night with Clarke, Finn, Octavia, and Monty racing through the forest, trying to escape whatever speared Jasper. Monty trips and comes face to face with a strange skeleton that is neither human nor animal. Octavia rightly says, “We’re so screwed.” They hear Jasper screaming and run back, but he’s nowhere to be found. His attackers took him. Poor Jasper…

Back on the Ark, Abby — Clarke’s Mom — checks in on how the 100 are doing, but they have to keep it all hush hush because it turns out the Chancellor hasn’t told the rest of his people what’s going on. Speaking of, the Chancellor staggers in and learns about the lack of communication and apparent deaths of some of the delinquents. (Remember, they’ve been cutting off their tracking device wristbands.) Abby tries to reassure him the kids, including his son, are fine, but we’re not sure he buys it.

Meanwhile, Wells finishes burying a couple bodies. He doesn’t look too pleased and we don’t blame him. When he returns to camp, he finds everyone acting like horny monkeys, and gets into a fight with Bellamy, who’s shirtless. (Yay, shirtlessness!). Wells tries desperately to convince Bellamy there’s too much chaos, but Bellamy doesn’t quite get it yet. Instead, he lets Wells and right hand man Murphy get in a knife fight. Clarke and Co. return to find Wells about to slice and dice Murphy’s neck. Clarke isn’t impressed. The gang gets everyone else caught up on the fact that they’re not alone and why they were sent to Earth.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot Ebook Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

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. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

Everlasting Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

 

Young Adult

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

     


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RWA Announces The 2014 RITA Award Finalists

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

Today Romance Writers of America announced the 2014 RITA Award finalists — a fantastic selection of romance authors and titles. We’re pleased to bring you a colorful visual of all the 2014 RITA awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the end of July, at the RWA Annual Conference in San Antonio.

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Nominated for Best First Book:


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Eloisa James Gives Five Tips For Surviving Your First Conference Presentation

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

You probably already love Eloisa James for her awesome, fun historical romances — her latest, RT Top Pick! Three Weeks with Lady X, is out this week — but did you also know she’s amazing at presenting conference workshops? It’s true! Your RT Web Team are unabashed fans. As the RT Convention and our time in NOLA quickly approaches, we asked Eloisa for some tips for all you first-time presenters prepping your workshops now. Take it away, Eloisa!

The cover of Three Weeks with lady X

Writers are famously solitary by nature, but these days, even the most hermit-like of authors must force herself out of the cave. Authors need a platform, a presence on the internet and at conferences. Giving a presentation can be frightening, but with the right preparation, it can also be lots of fun and result in a burst of enthusiastic readers. Here are my five tips for acing your workshop.

1. Figure out what you know.


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2014 RT Convention Preview: Social Sunday

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MARCH 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

Sunday is the last day of the RT Convention, and we plan on having fun til the very last second! Our Sunday Social events are laid back, fun activities full of insights that will serve as the perfect way to end our week-long New Orleans extravaganza. We already gave you a sneak peek at Sunday's SOS America Military Salute in our  post, and today we’ve got the down low on the rest of Sunday’s events! Take a look:

Pin the Kilt on the Highlander

When: Sunday, May 18 from 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Where: 2nd Floor, Gallery 2

What: There’s no denying that a kilt makes a man infinitely sexier. So join Scottish romance authors Eliza Knight, Terry Spear and Mary Wine (aka Dawn Ryder) for an afternoon of fun, games, prizes and all things kilt!


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