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Author Interview: Lucy Christopher - With GIVEAWAY

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
YA author Lucy Christopher is interviewed by RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus - and don't miss the GIVEAWAY at the end of the interview.

Learn about Christopher's inspiration for Stolen, how writing about a terrifying teen abduction happened "by accident" and what makes these characters ones who will stay with you long after you have finished the novel. Insider Info: Even Christopher is still captivated by her characters and is considering continuing the story with what happens when their paths cross ten years later... Find out why!

Lucy Christopher Discusses Stolen >>

Lucy Christopher On Being Inspired By The Australian Outback >>

Lucy Christopher Shares Details About Her Upcoming Novel Flyaway >>


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Jeaniene Frost Wraps Up Her Book Tour

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

Paranormal author Jeaniene Frost recounts the last stop on her book tour by train across the South and shares a special message for all her fans.


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Scooped! Featuring Feehan, Liu and Krentz

BY Morgan Doremus, AUGUST 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

Each week readers email me questions about authors, books and series. I do research online, contact publishers and authors and check in with my fellow editors at RT to answer everyone's questions. Recently I've been noticing readers asking questions on the same topics, so I’ve decided to post answers to popular queries online every week in a feature I’m calling ‘Scooped!’ 

So do you have a question for me about what is happening in the publishing world? I promise to give you the inside scoop on your favorite authors and books; just send me a message at MorgansScoop@gmail.com

Question: I only recently discovered Jayne Ann Krentz’s Arcane Society novels and absolutely love them. But I am a little confused since it seems like the author writes these under different names – help! – Trish 


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 8/6/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

Was your week blissfully occupied Finding Happily-Ever-After?

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

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Author Interview: Rosemary Graham

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

In the age of social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube and Google, checking up on exes has become a whole lot easier. But what happens when a little harmless cyber-stalking goes too far? Find out in Rosemary Graham's new novel, Stalker Girl. The story follows Carly who, after her breakup with Brian, crosses that line between curious and unhealthy. RT's Morgan Doremus calls the story, "a cautionary tale for anyone who dates in the age of the Internet."

Now, Rosemary Graham stops by to answer Morgan's questions about Stalker Girl, the modern breakup and share her tips for aspiring authors.

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Dorchester Publishing Opts For E-Books

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

Dorchester Publishing, a staple in the romance genre and the house that launched the careers of authors such as Christine Feehan, Marjorie M. Liu and C.L. Wilson, is moving into the digital sphere with all future titles to be exclusively released as e-books, starting with their September releases. That means the books will no longer be printed in paperback and will not be available in local stores.

"These are like pioneer times in publishing. We felt like we needed to take some chances and make a bold move," Dorchester President John Prebich told Publisher's Weekly. In keeping with that sentiment, the company announced today that it will no longer be publishing mass-market novels, and although it will continue to offer print copies for its book club business, they will now use a print-on-demand service for select titles.

According the PW report, Prebich cited falling retail sales as the primary concern for Dorchester. In 2009, print book sales were down by 25% with even greater losses this year. However, at the same time their e-book business has shown "remarkable growth" according to the article.


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Alexandra Hawkins And The Unexpected Inspiration For Her Latest Heroine

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

Alexandra Hawkins shares how a family emergency inspired her newest historical heroine and what it is that makes Lady Sophia Northam so attractive to the Earl of Rainecourt.

In my new book, Till Dawn With the Devil, readers will be introduced to Lady Sophia Northam, a visually impaired woman who refuses spend the rest of her life as a coddled invalid, much to the chagrin of her wastrel brothers.

When Gabriel “Reign” Housely, the fifth Earl of Rainecourt first encounters Lady Sophia at a ball, he quietly asks her to describe what she sees. Her reply:

“Think of a bottle filled with oil, water, and warm pitch that shifts and churns as I go about my day,” she said, her eyelids narrowing as she concentrated on the light. “The pitch is black and impenetrable, the oil distorts and blurs, while the water is what anchors me and permits a certain amount of independence.”


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The World According To Cassandra Chan's Phillip and Jack

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 05, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Cassandra Chan offers readers an exclusive look at her procedural mystery, A Spider On The Stairs, when she lets her heroes, Phillip Bethancourt and Jack Gibbons do the talking. 

Phillip Bethancourt lounged comfortably on the sofa in the living room of his Chelsea flat. “She’s writing about us again, you know,” he said.

His friend, Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons, raised an eyebrow.

“We did just solve a case,” he pointed out. “She always writes about us when that happens. I don’t think,” he added, “she can help herself.”

But Bethancourt shook his head. He sipped at his scotch and then said, “No, this is different.”

“Oh Lord,” said Gibbons. “She’s not obsessed with our sex lives or something, is she?”

“If she is, you needn’t worry,” retorted Bethancourt. “I’m the only one of us with a sex life, but I haven’t been unfaithful to Marla lately, so I don’t think it’s that.”

Gibbons looked startled. “Lately?” he demanded. “You don’t do that on a regular basis, do you? I thought it was just that once…”

“No, I do not regularly cheat on my girlfriend,” said Bethancourt indignantly. “What a question to ask a man.”


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Seth Grahame-Smith To Join The Dark Shadows Team

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 05, 2010 | PERMALINK

Mash-up author Seth Grahame-Smith has just signed on to one of the most exciting paranormal movie projects in Hollywood, the big screen adaptation of the television show Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows was originally a daytime drama that ran on ABC during the late 60s. But while there have been many soap operas over the years, this was the first with a supernatural focus. Dark Shadows spawned a legacy of fans hungry for vampire heroes. And as many people noted about the mass popularity of the Twilight saga, Dark Shadows did it first.

The film adaptation has been in the works for several years, but recently got an update when movie juggernauts Tim Burton and Johnny Depp became attached to the project. Burton and Depp have worked together in such films as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Edward Scissorhands and the 2005 re-make of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. So fans can expect the big screen version of Dark Shadows to share a similar the tone as some of the artists’ other collaborations.


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Jeaniene Frost Wows The Crowd At Her Third Stop On Tour

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 05, 2010 | PERMALINK

Paranormal author Jeaniene Frost shares updates from her third day of touring the South by train. Hear all about last night's signing and find out where you can catch this author tonight!

Jeaniene Frost was thrilled by the crowd waiting for her last night at the Borders bookstore on Six Fords Road in Raleigh, NC. It was a full house at the signing, which included many of her friends from online. The signing was a three-part program. First Frost did a reading from her novella in the anthology Death’s Excellent Vacation, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. Afterwards, Frost also hosted a Q&A session about Night Huntress novels and the world they are set in. 


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