Today RT's Morgan Doremus interviews one of her favorite authors, Nalini Singh, about her popular Psy-Changeling series. For those unfamiliar with these paranormal reads, get caught up on the action of the first ten books and see why you need to be enjoying these novels. And long-time fans will get some special insider information — as well as news about the next book in the series. After the video be sure to enter for a chance to win a signed copy of the latest Psy-Changeling novel Kiss of Snow, which received a rare RT Gold rating!
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!
Contemporary Romance - Romance authors are showing their support for US troops by gathering to write a currently untitled military-romance anthology. The collection’s profits will go to veterans’ medical research. Headlining the anthology are Alison Kent, Christie Ridgway and Cindy Gerard. And with a foreword from Robyn Carr, there won’t be a reader out there that won’t want to pick up a copy. Release date: TBA.
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Victoria Dahl goes both ways — we mean, she writes both sizzling romance novels set in both the past and present. Dahl has just released her latest historical romance, It’s Always Been You, an RT Top Pick for the month of August. And her next contemporary romance, Good Girls Don’t, will be in stores at the end of the month. So we asked the author to tell us about the differences between writing a contemporary love scene versus one a reader would find in a historical romance.
Anyone who’s read my books probably knows this, but I’ll go ahead and say it anyway: I adore writing love scenes. In fact, if I couldn’t write love scenes, I’m not sure I would write at all. For me, it’s the reward for all the tension and stress and torture I put the characters through. A reward for the characters, but also for me! (And, I like to hope, for the reader.) But how that reward plays out depends on what type of book I’m writing.
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All during July we celebrated Mystery Month with extra coverage of the authors, books and series we just can't get enough of. You heard from guest bloggers, got an inside look at the Thrillerfest conference and went behind the scenes in our author interviews. While all good things come to an end, we won't leave you completely empty-handed. Today we list the upcoming releases we are most looking forward to. From action-packed thrillers and suspenses, to the screwball sleuths and the hardboiled cops, if you love reading whodunits then you will definitely want to pre-order the gems highlighted below.
This week we devoured Liz Carlyle's historical romance series second, The Bride Wore Scarlet. During the Victorian era, a young woman attempts to prove that she’s worthy of joining a secret supernatural society by taking part in a dangerous mission to save a little girl in Brussels, Belgium.
Morgan: I picked this week’s Dish because I read the first book in the series and loved the paranormal elements the author put into her Victorian world.
Whitney: Based on what you told me about the series starter, One Touch of Scandal, I was expecting something a bit different.
Morgan: There does seem to be quite a shift in tone between the two. While the first one was a little more traditionally "romance-y," this one has a lot more action-adventure and paranormal elements. The “gifts” that both the hero and heroine possess are mysterious and difficult to define. Then there is the travel — *waves to Belgium* — and the bad guy with minions.
In May, we ran a feature on contemporary cowboys and asked readers to tell us what they love about modern-day cowpokes. The incentive? A pack of western love stories by series and single-title authors! Now that the hunk-filled movie, Cowboys and Aliens, is coming to theaters this weekend, we want to share the comments from our contest winners (and a few runners-up).
What I love about contemporary cowboys is that they bring back a feeling of foundation, strength, something that in my day-to-day life feels so rushed and washed out. Reading about contemporary cowboys reminds me to slow down, choose my battles and to be strong in the face of adversity. Most of all, it reminds me that at the end of the day, love and honor are what I want to sleep with.
- Dulcie B.
I love modern-day cowboys because they are the last real men in America and our last link to our adventurous past.
- Riccarla R.
I love modern-day cowboys because they still follow a code of honor.
- Laura P.
One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But 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 our new column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee.
Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion
The Amulet by Alison Pensy
As we are coming to the close of Mystery Month, RT's Morgan Doremus got a chance to sit down with mother and son mystery author team Charles and Caroline, who write as Charles Todd. Their two WWI-era historical mystery series features the Scotland Yard investigator Ian Rutledge and the unflappable nurse Bess Crawford. Today the co-authors share an about what is next for their sleuths — and what it is like for the authors to work together!
Urban fantasy and contemporary romance seem to be on the opposite ends of the genre spectrum. But today authors Nicole Peeler, whose latest urban fantasy, Eye of the Tempest, hits stores this week, and Rachael Herron, who is currently working on her third contemporary romance, chat about how the hidden similarities in their work. Don't miss this intriguing discussion about the way that the themes of female empowerment and sexual exploration resonate through these very different tales!