Author Logan Belle has just released her burlesque-centric erotic romance novel, this month's Blue Angel. Get an insider look at this unusual tale that follows protagonist Mallory as she learns about the world of burlesque and comes out of her shell to embrace the power of her sexuality. Today the author chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about researching burlesque clubs and Mallory's transformation. And after the video, don't miss your chance to check out an excerpt of Blue Angel.
Debut mystery author Janice Hamrick has us charmed with this month's Death on Tour. As heroine Jocelyn Shore does her best to take in all the sights on much-anticipated tour of Egypt, a murderer strikes and she may be just the woman to discover the killer's identity. Before you buy your ticket for this witty and wild ride, get an insider's look at the characters that you will be joining!
A murder in broad daylight at the base of the Great Pyramids of Giza. A case of mistaken identity. A priceless necklace given and then stolen. All these events make up the story of Death on Tour, but none of them would have been possible without the unexpected mix of personalities who meet on a budget tour and end up reacting like particles in a well-intentioned but ill-fated lab experiment.
Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
Bestselling author Cherry Adair embarks on a new romantic suspense series with this week's Hush. Today we chat with the author about an important aspect of the series and then don't miss your chance to win a copy of this new romantic suspense tale at the end of the blog post.
Recently I learned the difference between a tourist and a traveler.
A traveler wants to immerse himself in the culture. He wants to drink something smelly and impossible to identify out of a <shudder> hairy goat skin, and sleep hanging in a harness off the edge a mountaintop. He doesn’t need hot or cold running water, a cell phone, or pretty postcards to remind himself of why he was ever there.
A tourist wants a nice clean room, her own bathroom, and room service that delivers chocolate dessert after midnight. She likes hot and cold running waiters, an artfully arranged fruit plate, and scented soap. If possible, she’d like her sheets turned down with a mint on the pillow.
The RT Editors have chosen Carol McCleary's historical mystery, The Illusion of Murder, as the thirteenth Seal of Excellence recipient. This novel captured our editors' attention with its descriptions of the world in 1889, the brilliant heroine, historic figure Nellie Bly, and an intriguing murder and cover-up woven through the world.
But why was The Illusion of Murder awarded the RT Seal Of Excellence and which other titles were contenders for the month of April?
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!
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Young Adult - Candace Bushnell will continue her Carrie Diaries series, which are prequels to Sex and the City, with two new books. Publish dates TBA.
Paranormal - Angela Knight will soon be releasing the next book in her Mageverse series titled Master of Darkness.
NEW SERIES ALERT
Series Romance - Harlequin author Cassie Miles is set to begin her new Midwives series with Undercover Midwife. Published under the Intrigue imprint, the four book series promises to be full of both mystery and new motherhood.
This month former stockbroker turned financial blogger and thriller writer Norb Vonnegut releases his second novel, The Gods of Greenwhich. With this story Vonnegut, who is the cousin of deceased American literature legend Kurt, feeds our fears about the global market with his malicious power brokers. In this exclusive interview, Vonnegut chats with RT’s Web Editor Morgan Doremus about the state of America’s economy, some of the craziest Wall Street stunts he’s ever heard about and what readers can expect from him next!
Morgan Doremus: Financial negligence or even out-and-out larceny is topical in today’s ‘econopocalypse’. For some the failings of the men and women behind the scenes of the US market is a source of fascination, for others a frustration. What are your feelings towards what is happening today with America’s economy?
Author Sarah Jio talks about making revisions to her mainstream manuscript and the unexpected impact of tiny details — both in life and fiction.
Shortly after I sold my novel to Penguin, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on the pre-publication editing process. My editor, the lovely and always insightful Denise Roy at Penguin, suggested that we add few new threads to the book. So, I spent several months working on these revisions, often thinking about creative ideas and solving plot problems on my daily 3-mile jogs around my neighborhood in Seattle. One day, while huffing and puffing through my usual route, I glanced down by the roadside and noticed a brilliant carpet of purple flowers growing at the edge of someone’s garden. I didn’t think much of them until the following day when I was out in my backyard, and a gardener I hired to do some weeding (I have three young boys and zero time for weeding!) pointed out a peculiar plant sprouting up out of the ground.
This week we remember Beverly Barton who passed away unexpectedly. The author was beloved for her romantic suspense stories and her series romances. She published her first book in July of 1990 and has since written over seventy five published stories. We will feature a tribute to Ms. Barton in the July issues of RT BOOK REVIEWS.
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This month we noticed a spike in paranormal activity in our historical section. With so many fabulous new tales coming out, we’ve created a quiz to help you find the historical story that will satisfying your particular paranormal craving. Should you be picking up the latest from Amanda Quick or are you in the mood to get bitten by Colleen Gleason’s newest novel? We can help you figure it out with our handy quiz!
Which setting do you prefer to read about?
A) Victorian England
B) Medieval England
C) Regency England
D) Sixteenth Century Scotland
Choose your favorite ‘feature creature’.
What’s your heroic ‘type’?
A) Paranormal Hunter
B) Cursed Warrior
C) Guardian Vampire
D) Highland Laird
Which heroine do you relate to the most?
A) An independent woman who fights her own battles
B) An innocent lady engaged to another
C) A brave sister protecting her family
D) A magical fairy princess
Which movie do you like the best?
A) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
B) Ladyhawke (1985)
C) Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
D) Willow (1986)
If you choose mostly A’s: