In the September issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS, RT's Liz French went in-depth on the recent romance trend of featuring heroes and heroines with disabilities. Now Series authors Liz Fielding and Donna Alward chat about the characters with disabilities in their novels. Learn about how heroine Matty from The Marriage Miracle by Fielding and hero Noah from Her Lone Cowboy by Alward grabbed these authors' attentions and wouldn't let go until their stories were told ...
THIS JUST IN: Paranormal author Rachel Caine's Glass Houses, from the Morganville Vampire series, is now a must-read at Harvard University. The first book in Caine's Young Adult series has just been added to the university's course "The Vampire in Literature and Film." We tracked down Rachel Caine to see what she had to say about this collegiate turn of events.
RT BOOK REVIEWS: Any words on your first reaction when you heard that you were required reading at Harvard?
Rachel Caine: I believe I summed it all up in a very proper, authorial way when I blurted "No way!" Followed by fainting.
RT: Where did you go to college? Does it feel good to make it into the classroom of the most distinguished University in America?
Dallas MacGregor, the heroine of Mariah Stewart's latest contemporary romance, Home Again, is an award-winning actress who's starred in many top box office hits and a devoted mother. She recently moved her son out of the Hollywood spotlight and brought him back to her hometown of St. Dennis. Now she chats about her new life and disputes the old adage that you can't go home again.
Olivia Drake, aka RITA-award winning author Barbara Dawson Smith, has had some time to think about historical romance heroes over her last 26 novels. In honor of her August release, Never Trust a Rogue, the author shares her wisdom about the five kinds of historical heroes and what readers (and heroines) can expect from each type of man.
Man of action, man of steel, master of his own destiny. All these descriptions fit the historical hero, a hard-edged, dominant male who is willing to take enormous risks to protect his property, his loved ones, and his beliefs. Besides being fierce and formidable, he is intelligent, loyal, and quick-witted. Readers can admire his boldness and bravery while living the fantasy of conquering the heart of a warrior prince.
Look what we got in the mail:
That's right. We are all invited to Teddy and Lucy's wedding! Thank you Susan Elizabeth Phillips for reuniting us with some of our favorite friends from Lady Be Good, First Lady, Fancy Pants, What I Did for Love and Glitter Baby. Who wouldn't have a great time! That is...
So mark your calendars, the festivities begin on January 18th, 2011 with the release of Mr. Irresistible.
For my weekly column Scooped!, I scour the Internet, contact authors and pick my fellow RT editor's brains to make sure no reader question goes unanswered. This week, I share what I know about Lori Foster's upcoming series, write up some cover snark and delve into Young Adult fiction. Still have questions? Send them to me here and you may be featured in an upcoming post.
Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to e-books. No question is too simple or too mundane. We are all learning together. Send your questions Jane@DearAuthor.com with "Dear Jane" in the subject matter.
I was a Nook fan/user until a few days ago when I ran into some really poor Tech Support from B&N. Never had that problem before, but it’s been a month since I’ve used them and it’s degraded a lot to the point of hair pulling. (Customer service seems okay still). Never got my question resolved and had to use another source.
I have the new Kindle 3 pre-ordered. I was sold on the global coverage, and some of the new experimental features it’s sporting. Some drawbacks are that it doesn’t utilize page numbers so I can’t cite material. Another drawback is no library e-books since Amazon doesn’t support EPUB yet. I’m hoping that will change. (Assuming everything is DRM free.)
The Amazon rep said that I had to email all files to be converted by them for use on the Kindle. That’s a pain. Can I get around this using Calibre to convert it myself then sideload? The rep couldn’t tell if the files get converted to AZW or not. I’d like to know what they are converting them to.
Has anyone successfully converted a EPUB (no DRM) to AZW?
Author Jennifer Rardin first hit the paranormal scene in October 2007 with her urban fantasy novel Once Bitten, Twice Shy. And now, after six novels with her original heroine, Jaz Parks, Rardin has left behind CIA operatives for ordinary folks — or as ordinary as you can get in an urban fantasy tale. Her newest group of heroes are members of a book club who must band together to fight the monsters that are popping out of their favorite works of fiction. The author is hard at work on her new trilogy, but took a moment to share the details of this new project with us.
RT BOOK REVIEWS: What inspired you to send members of a book club, normally not a group of people many of us think of as being particularly active, into action fighting demons?