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Kelly Meding To Continue Her Urban Fantasy Series

BY Whitney Sullivan, JUNE 10, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Kelly Meding, author of Three Days To Dead, has just signed a deal with Dell to continue the Evy Stone series through book four. The series starter, Three Days To Dead, is "a thrilling urban fantasy full of desperate humans and menacing evil" with "impressive" world-building.

For atleast three more books, the recently reanimated Evy Stone will continue policing the Dregs, the non-humang population of her city. Medding shares that Evy will have "alot of growing up to do" as she works to keep the Dregs' existence a secret from the city's human population. Fans can expect to see familiar faces as well as what Meding calls "a lot of shifts in the power dynamics between the various races." And the author warns, expect Evy's romantic life to "take an unexpected turn."


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Cindy Spencer Pape Sees The Possibilites Of Her City

BY admin, JUNE 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

On June 7th, Harlequin launched their new e-book arm, Carina Press. Cindy Spencer Pape's Motor City Fae is one of the new e-books from Carina Press. We gave it a *WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW* and asked Pape for an insider's look at her fantasy series. Pape shares how she knew Motor City Fae could have easily been titled "Detroit: Fae City" ...

When people think about settings for romance, Detroit is one of the last cities to come to mind. My hometown has a rough reputation, and much of it is earned. When I was dreaming up my Urban Arcana series of paranormal romances, though, I never thought twice about using Detroit as the home for elves, witches, werewolves and more. So why is the Motor City such a perfect backdrop?

 


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Infinity By Sherrilyn Kenyon Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 09, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The urban fantasy takes place within the world of Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. But, Infinity begins a prequel series called Chronicles of Nick. This new series follows teenage Nick Gautier to trace how this human became involved with the mythical Dark-Hunters.

RT Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith says of Infinity, "that part of Nick’s future destiny is already known adds poignancy to this exciting tale as past, present and potential futures collide. The imagination of Kenyon is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit!"


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Carrie Lofty Has Historical Attention Deficit Disorder

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Carrie Lofty's Song Of Seduction was released on June 7th as one of the e-books that Carina Press, the new e-book arm of Harlequin, launched with. She discusses why her latest historical romance is set in Salzburg in the 1800s ...

 

I spent my first ten years as an amateur and trained historian studying the American West. Gunslingers to lawmen, boomtowns to ghost towns — they were my investigative playground. But upon concluding my master's degree with a thesis on Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok, I found that I'd become ... restless. I'd since married an Englishman and had seen more of the world. My curiosity began to get the better of me.  


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The Six Step Receipe For Sexy Scenes From Erotica Author Elizabeth Amber

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Erotica author Elizabeth Amber shares her fool-proof receipe for hot and steamy romance scenes ...

 

Whether you’re writing a series of sex scenes in an erotic novel or a single scene of lovemaking in your mainstream novel, you want these scenes to do their job. To touch us, to thrill us, to carry us away from the familiar. The popularity of erotic/hot/spicy romances has affected other most subgenres of romance, allowing readers and authors to choose the heat level that works best for them. Here are six tips that I hope will help you cook up a hot book!

     

Before you begin cooking: Kick any other cooks — mothers, reviewers, your inner critic, or anyone who keeps you from writing your book your way — out of the kitchen so you can do your best writing.

1. Gather the best ingredients. Begin by adding all the ingredients a wonderful romance novel requires: great characters, plot, voice, action, setting.


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Jeanne M. Dams Considers Dark And Stormy Nights

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK
  Mystery author Jeanne M. Dams discusses her relationship with a famous first line ...

Everyone knows Bulwer-Lytton’s infamous line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” There’s an annual contest in its honor, celebrating the worst possible first line for a novel. There are so many things wrong with the sentence. It’s in passive voice, absolutely the wrong way to begin a book. It’s redundant; most nights are dark. It has no hook, goes no place. And so on, and so on. So why did I choose to title my next Dorothy Martin mystery A Dark And Stormy Night?


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Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The New Arm Of Harlequin: Carina Press!

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK

Today, Harlequin is launching a new e-book arm, Carina Press. Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press, shares that Harlequin is calling Carina Press "a brand new day in Genre and Romance publishing."

Carina Press will deliver e-book stories in a wide range of genres and heat levels. James calls this diversity part of the Carina Press promise that "no great story goes untold."

RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Angela James:

More About The Carina Press Launch With Angela James


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June Top Pick GIVEAWAY

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

The Time Weaver by Shana Abé got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The title continues Abé's popular Drakon series. RT Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin says of The Time Weaver , it is "perhaps the most ambitious and groundbreaking of the Drákon series; this spellbinding story of shapeshifting dragons places Abé among the truly innovative of the genre."


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Joanna Philbin Answers Questions About Her New Y.A. Series

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews author Joanna Philbin (daughter of popular TV personality Regis Philbin) about her new series-starter, The Daughters ...

Morgan Doremus: Lizzie is the daughter of a famous supermodel. Did your own experience with a famous family affect the way that you wrote about Lizzie’s story? Did you have similar experiences while growing up?


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Virginia Smith Goes Wild For Research!

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK

 

Author Virginia Smith researched her latest novel, A Daughter's Legacy, in an unusual way ...

I’ve loved zoos since I was a girl, so after I became a writer it was only a matter of time before I wrote a story set in a zoo. When I got the idea for A Daughter’s Legacy, I admit part of my motivation was the chance to do the research. The zoo in my city offers an educational program called Keeper for a Day. Since Kelli Jackson, the heroine in A Daughter’s Legacy, goes to work as a zookeeper with no prior experience, the program was tailor-made for my purposes.


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