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Giveaway: The Fault In Our Stars Movie Prize Pack!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2022 | PERMALINK

The Fault in Our Stars movie poster

It’s really no secret that the big screen adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is easily the most anticipated movie of the summer for booklovers everywhere, who are probably in the midst of re-reading the book for the umpteenth time and stockpiling Kleenex in preparation. Don’t worry, we’re pretty stoked, too, and are almost prepared for all the feels.

But before the film hits theatres and makes us all sob as if we’re listening to an Adele song, we have an exciting giveaway for all you eager fans! Thanks to 20th Century Fox, one lucky winner will win a $25 Visa gift card to see the movie in theatres, one copy of the movie-tie-in edition of the book and an exclusive tote bag! This contest is open to US residents only and will conclude next Tuesday. To enter, simply fill out the widget below — good luck!


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A Candid Conversation With Lisa Kleypas - 2014 RT Convention

BY Mala Bhattacharjee, MAY 27, 2022 | PERMALINK

“I’m an inner 13-year-old at an ‘N Sync concert!” confessed Smart Bitches, Trashy Books’ Sarah Wendell as she settled in for a 10AM chat with beloved historical and contemporary romance author Lisa Kleypas at the RT Convention in NOLA. And she wasn’t the only one squeeing over Kleypas: Those attending on that bright and busy Thursday morning were just as excited to hear from their favorite scribe!

Lisa Kleypas chatting with a fan

A reader brought two vintage Kleypas books to be signed!

Photo credit: The above images are courtesy of Sarah Wendell

Lisa told us that the first romance she read was The Flame and the Flower, and the thrill of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ dark hero Brandon was not so much his meanness but how he grew to love his heroine, Heather. “Here’s this mean guy doing nice things for her — that’s hot!” she said. Unsurprisingly, the first novel she wrote, at the age of 21, was “very imitative of Kathleen Woodiwiss.” 


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P.C. Cast, Kresley Cole, Kim Harrison & Larissa Ione Talk Shop At The 2014 RT Convention

BY Audrey Goodson Kingo, MAY 27, 2022 | PERMALINK

An image of the panelists

Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole and P.C. Cast

Three out of four authors at the 2014 RT Convention paranormal romance and urban fantasy author chat are wrapping up a beloved series this year, but fans in attendance didn’t let it dampen the festive atmosphere—especially since the authors provided exciting hints about their upcoming projects. Kim Harrison, P.C. Cast, Larissa Ione and Kresley Cole — four of the biggest names in the paranormal and romance and urban fantasy arenas—regaled the crowd with tales about their favorite characters and scenes, with plenty of jokes about cannibals, zombies and mutilation. In other words, it was just another day at the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention.


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On the Shelves: 5/27/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2022 | PERMALINK

Historical Romance

THE SCOUNDREL'S SEDUCTION

"Shimmering with sexual tension and excitement and just the right amounts of humor and historical details, Haymore’s story truly hits the mark."

THE VIRGIN OF CLAN SINCLAIR

"With this clever, sexy, fun and fast read, Ranney will make readers smile, laugh, sigh and just revel in her storytelling."

A DREAM OF DESIRE

"Strong characters and a taut plotline keep readers engrossed as Rowan builds the tension to a perfect pitch before leading Talia and James to the HEA."

THE ONCE AND FUTURE DUCHESS

"For anyone looking for a fun, light and fast read, Nash’s latest is perfect ... "


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Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2022 | PERMALINK

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!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Mainstream - Rachel Glasser — poet, artist and Amanda Davis Fiction Award winner — is set to make her novel-length debut with Paulina and Fran, a riveting story about two women who meet at a New England art school that examines the complexities of friendship. Release date: TBA.

Historical Fiction - You might want to keep the lights on when you read Elizabeth Hall’s chilling debut, Miramont’s Ghost, in which a young girl who’s clairvoyant winds up exiled and imprisoned in the Miramont Castle in Colorado. Set in 19th century France, this is sure to be a mesmerizing and haunting read! Release date: TBA.


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Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 5/23/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 24, 2022 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week discovering The Cowboy's Destiny?

Here's what you missed on the RT site — and at our convention in New Orleans!

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YOUNG ADULT: For YA lovers, Teen Day was the event of the week at the RT Convention. Check It Out >>

CONTEMPORARY: Authors talked love and writing during our convention. Read More >> 

EROTICA: Sylvia Day joined us in NOLA, and boy were we excited! See What You Missed >>


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 23, 2022 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling out favorite Tweets. Here are some of the standouts of the week:


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.10 - "I Am Become Death"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MAY 23, 2022 | PERMALINK

Last week, while we were hanging out at the RT Convention in New Orleans, The 100 provided yet another exhilarating episode. Clarke and the others tried to make peace with the Grounders, but things quickly went south and sketchy Diana stole the ship and went to Earth with her gang of followers and Abby as her sort of. When the ship reached Earth, however, it crashed. The launch caused the entire Ark to effectively collapse.

Now onto last night’s action…

We open up on Clarke, Raven, Finn and Bellamy examining the crash. Clarke is desperate for answers as to whether or not her mom was indeed on the ship. All they find, though, are charred bodies and the remnants of the ship.

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The gang search the wreckage.

Back at camp, Octavia spots a white flower, a signal from Lincoln, who was last shot with an arrow by his fellow Grounders. Meanwhile, Jasper’s trying to impress his fellow delinquents with his story of how he saved everyone from the ambush – Octavia gives him some serious eye roll action. Suddenly, the camp’s makeshift alarm system goes off and they find a bloodied and beaten Murphy (Bellamy’s original minion) at their doorstep.


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Where to Submit Your Manuscript: May 2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 22, 2022 | PERMALINK

Okay, so you’ve written a book and now all you have to do is find a home for your shiny manuscript! Everything about this process can be a bit tricky and confusing, trust us, we know. So, to help you out, we’ve gathered another batch of publishers who are open to submissions. Take a look and submit away!

Tor - Do you write short stories? Are you looking to have your work professionally edited and published online? Then Tor.com may be your new favorite place! Open to a wide range of speculative fiction, Tor is seeking engaging and diverse stories, particularly by authors from underrepresented populations. To learn more about their guidelines and mission, click here!

Riptide Publishing - Riptide Publishing, one of the leading LGBT fiction publishers, is currently seeking stories for their “Sweet Romance” open call. These stories should be between 25,000 to 110,000 words and should not contain any explicit sex scenes. Their website says, “We want teen appropriate stories, even if the stories themselves are not actually YA or NA.” To learn more, visit their site here!


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We Asked and Sylvia Day Answered - 2014 RT Convention

BY Tricia Carr, MAY 22, 2022 | PERMALINK

The audience of the Up Close With Sylvia Day chat at the 2014 RT Convention was a rapt one. As attendees waited for the event to begin, all eyes were on the empty red chair at the front of the room.

 

Photo credit: Ian Spanier Photography 2014

The energy skyrocketed when Sylvia Day entered with a loud hoot and a question for her fans: "How is everyone doing?"

Immediately everyone started shouting out their questions. One of the first topics that came up was the TV adaptation of the Crossfire erotic romance series from Lionsgate.

“It’s quiet on that front,” Day told the audience. The last update she heard was in January when she learned that the first season of the show will follow the plot of Bared to You.


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