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Mystery author Paul Levine is best known for his long-running series about “linebacker-turned-lawyer” Jake Lassiter. This year is the twentieth anniversary of the very first Jake Lassiter novel, To Speak For The Dead. And in light of the event, Levine is making some modern changes to his hard-boiled mystery hero's series.
The first of these changes is a formatting update; the Jake Lassiter novels are being republished as e-books. This is a move that Levine is all for but, the author admits his hero would not embrace. Levine gives readers a look inside of his hero's head for the explanation: Lassiter says about himself, “I’m not trendy or hip. I don’t drink fizzy water from France or booze in fluorescent colors. I don’t carry a Blackberry, an iPhone, or a purse. You won’t find my mug on MySpace. I am not Linked In, and I don’t Digg or Stumble Upon. I don’t have a life coach, an aroma therapist, or a yoga instructor, and I don’t do Pilates. I’m not into blogging or tweeting, sexting or spinning. In short, I’m not a yuppie, a metrosexual or Generation X, Y, or Z.” But never mind that Lassiter is unlikely to ever read an e-book, today's readers can now enjoy Levine’s Lasstier stories in this contemporary format.
To answer all the fiction questions you guys have been sending to me, I've done research online and contacted publishers, authors and my fellow RT editors. Take a look at what I found out this week about Lora Leigh's upcoming work, some "alternative" paranormal reading suggestions and much more (and, of course, be sure to keep your questions coming to me here).
Question: I enjoyed Lora Leigh’s motorcycle-themed Nauti series, but what I really want is more breed fiction. Is she writing any more? – Alicia
Morgan: Absolutely. In the next year you can expect at least two more “Breed” novels. In fact, Styx’s Storm is releasing on October 5th. With this book, you can expect an innocent heroine to tame a troubled wolf.
Author Molly Harper has genre-jumped from paranormal to mainstream fiction. Harper discusses the experience of changing genres, offers a side-by-side comparison of her latest novels and shares an excerpt of And One Last Thing... as she petitions RT readers for "dual-genre citizenship".
After my three-book vampire librarian series, people were surprised that my fourth book would be published in July with nary a supernatural creature in sight. And One Last Thing ... is the story of Lacey Terwilliger, who uses her husband’s company mailing list to send a mass e-mail to everyone they know, detailing the special brand of “administrative support” Mike’s assistant provides. Faster than you can say, “instant Snopes article,” Lacey is exiled from her tiny hometown in the wake of her widely forwarded, anti-adultery missive.
Elusive Romantic Suspense mega-star Linda Howard answers RT's top five burning questions! Find out what the author has to say about her latest release, Veil of Night, the evolution of her writing, and the novel she's hard at work on right now!
Question #1: Before we start to discuss your newest release, Veil Of Night, let's do a bit of a rewind on your previous works. There is not a romance fan out there that has not read your books and fallen in love. Can you discuss some of the highlights of your writing career?
Author Karen Ranney gives readers a peek into the heart and mind of her newest hero, Ian McNair. Learn why this man of science is torn when it comes to choosing A Highland Duchess ... and don't miss the excerpt after the message!
I’ve always been fascinated by the scientific discoveries made in the Victorian era, and the men who were laughed at or looked on with disfavor because they dared to postulate another answer to the questions fascinating mankind.
One of those men was Ian McNair in A Highland Duchess, whose prized possession was a microscope, and whose best friend was a physician who put aside his practice to help Ian prove that disease was caused by organisms that couldn't be seen.
Author Sarah MacLean won RT’s first Seal Of Excellence for her debut historical romance, Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake. Now RT’s Whitney Sullivan gets all the insider info about MacLean’s upcoming release and the deal she just signed for four more historicals.
Whitney Sullivan: So Sarah, before anything else, I have to know: Will you be continuing your current series with these four new novels? How about your numbered titles?
Sarah MacLean: I’ve got two more books in what I refer to as the Ralston siblings series — Nick’s book, Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing a Lord, will be out this October. It will be followed by Juliana’s story, Eleven Scandals To Start To Win A Duke’s Heart in July 2011!
On his Discovery Channel show Man Vs. Wild, Bear Grylls constantly battles Mother Nature. Whether he is tromping through a desert, climbing up a mountain or wading into a swamp, Bear doesn’t do anything half way.