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Shane Gericke And The Clash Of The Emilys

BY admin, JULY 01, 2010 | PERMALINK

 

Shane Gericke hands Emily Clark the mystical royal purple T-shirt of the Mystery Chix and Swinging Dicks author group, which throws Saturday morning readers brunches at RT conventions. Emily won the chance to have a character named after her in his new novel Torn Apart, which will be released this week.

 

Author Shane Gericke about how a character in his novel Torn Apart came to be named after RT BOOK REVIEWS reader Emily Clark.

What was I thinking???

Well, before I answer that, I owe you a little background.

My debut novel,  Blown Away , won RT’s coveted Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Mystery. I was honored, and deeply touched.


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A Day In The Life Of An RT Intern

BY admin, JUNE 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

Lizzie Poteet, one of RT's two summer interns, reflects on her first major assignment: An RT exclusive author interview with Heather Graham.

It was my second day of work in the big, bad New York City and I was a little overwhelmed. After all, New York is a long way from my home in the suburbs of Nashville -- far geographically, culturally and mentally. I’m confused by the subway system, the New York City streets and I still can’t get a handle on the difference between uptown and downtown. Thankfully, I had somehow managed to find the RT BOOK REVIEWS office in Brooklyn with a minimum of confusion and wrong turns and now faced my second day of my first internship.

No pressure, it’s just an internship at My Dream Job.


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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Keeping Track of the Elbows: Writing Sex Scenes

BY admin, JUNE 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

Debut erotica author Kathleen Dienne shares her secrets on writing steamy sex scenes.


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Lisa Gardner Top Picks Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Lisa Gardner's two most recent mysteries were both awarded RT Top Picks!

The stakes were high for Gardner's follow-up to The Neighbor, a release that prompted the rave review "Master storyteller Gardner really outdoes herself with her latest puzzler." But, Gardner pulls out all the stops for her new summer suspense, Live To Tell. It is an "electrifying tale" as a detective, a nurse, and the mother of a mentally disturbed child race to discover the truth behind a murder/suicide that is more than it appears.


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Comic Books - There Is An App For That

BY Morgan Doremus, JUNE 29, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

DC Comics launched an app last week that makes its comics available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Prices range from free to $2.99 per issue and digital comics will be released the same day as print versions. Payment is quick and easy as the user makes purchases through their iTunes account.

This weekend I downloaded the app and within two minutes was looking over a variety of DC comics. What did I find? All of the usual DC fare including Superman, Jonah Hex, Justice League, Green Lantern and many more. The app also includes a section for featured comics, one for free reads and another for new releases. (I also really liked the browse feature which allowed me to search the comic database by series, genre, creator, imprint or storylines.)

 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, E-Book
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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 6/29/2010

BY admin, JUNE 29, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

  Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

"Uncoventional, delightful, touching and unforgettable."

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


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Tags: Romantic Suspense, RT Daily Blog, Erotica, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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This Just Announced: Miley Cyrus To Star In The Young Adult Wake Trilogy

BY Morgan Doremus, JUNE 29, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Teen Queen Miley Cyrus, best known for her role as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, has been cast as the troubled teen Janie from Lisa McMann's young adult book Wake. In this exclusive interview, the author shares her thoughts about this casting choice and what she thinks fans will be able to expect from the film.


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Katherine Garbera And The Timeless Romance Of The Pirate

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Katherine Garbera takes a look at the romance of modern-day pirates.

Pirates are usually found in historical romances and to be honest I love a good pirate romance. When I started writing The Pirate there were a few stories in the news about the Somali pirates and it gave me the spark of an idea. This book is the second in my Savage Seven series and I wanted to do something different than The Mercenary, which took place in South Africa in the diamond mines there. And to be honest I fell a little in love with the entire African continent when I was doing my research.


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A Lesson In Language From The Latest Mary Blayney Heroine

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

You must agree with me that "no" is the most important word in the English language. My name is Mia Castellano and, as the heroine of Mary Blayney's Courtesan's Kiss, I say "No!" as often as I have to in order to make my wishes known. Frankly I am tired of being seen as difficult when all I want is to be independent. I am seriously considering turning my back on polite society and becoming a courtesan. As a courtesan I will have the freedom I long for. Finally, I will be able to make my own choices from where I want to live to whom I count as friends and lovers.

With the end of my engagement to Viscount William Bendasbrook I am on the outs with the ton, not that London society has ever truly welcomed me. I am Italian and from a musical family, just respectable enough to be invited almost everywhere, but not well bred enough to be given vouchers to Almacks.


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Janni Nell Asks The Audience

BY admin, JUNE 28, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Janni Nell stops by to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her novel Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator. And don't miss her question for readers at the end of the blog entry.


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Tags: E-Book, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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