Musings

There’s been much discussion about what constitutes an urban fantasy book. We asked bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu, who writes both romance (the Dirk & Steele novels) and urban fantasy (the Hunter Kiss novels) to give us her definition. See video below and let us know what you think urban fantasy is. We’ll be giving away an urban fantasy book to a random poster (you must live in the United States to qualify). More... »

Laurens_MasteredPublisher: Avon
Reviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
Stars: 2.0

The former leader of the Bastion Club, Dalziel,  has returned to his childhood home after the death of his father. Dalziel is the new Duke of Wolverstone and has been estranged from his family for sixteen long years. When he discovers Minerva Chesterton residing at Wolverstone castle as its chatelaine, he is pleasantly surprised. He barely remembers Minerva as the young girl who used to follow him around. Now she is an attractive and intelligent woman and one Royce would like to get to know better.

Minerva will not be romanced by the likes of Royce. She is very much out of his league and he must marry an established woman that can run his household. Yet, Royce thinks Minerva would be …

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Let’s talk books? You’re thinking – we always talk about books. Yes we do, but I’d like to announce the Romance Novel TV Lady Jane’s Salon Book Club. Yes we’re joining forces with the NYC romance reading series, Lady Jane’s Salon, to form a web-based book club.  Each month we’ll feature books from authors who will be reading at the Lady Jane’s Salon.

The first ‘meeting’ of our book club will be on September 28th and we’ll be starting with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker.

On September 28th our Book Club begins and you’ll be able to discuss the book with other readers and the author. The discussion will go on all week long. For those of you who live in or near NYC you will …

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Let’s talk books? You’re thinking – we always talk about books. Yes we do, but I’d like to announce the Romance Novel TV Lady Jane’s Salon Book Club. Yes we’re joining forces with the NYC romance reading series, Lady Jane’s Salon, to form a web-based book club.  Each month we’ll feature books from authors who will be reading at the Lady Jane’s Salon.

The first ‘meeting’ of our book club will be on September 28th and we’ll be starting with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker.

On September 28th our Book Club begins and you’ll be able to discuss the book with other readers and the author. The discussion will go on all week long. For those of you who live in or near NYC you will …

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During ‘Heroine’s Week,’ we’ve learned that as readers, we expect and search for different things in and from the heroines that we consider our favorites.  They might be someone we admire, someone who we wish to be or someone who we want to know, and even possibly someone in whom we can see just a bit of ourselves.  They can be fallible or perfect, timid, strong or somewhere in between

But the fact that the genre we all love has room for all of them, speaks volumes about its depth and the available body of work.  Thank you, from all of us at RNTV, for making ‘Heroine’s Week’ such a success.…

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Stacey Cell PhotoI’m not the sort of reader who tends to relate to the heroine of most novels I read.  I think it’s mostly because the reaction of most heroines to the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in are so unlike what mine would be.  And so it is a rare thing and a momentous occasion when I do actually find one.  I have found a few: Ilana Hamilton from Susan Grant’s ‘The Star Princess’, Amanda from Lisa Kleypas’ ‘Suddenly You’ , Alicia Lawrence from Celeste Bradley’s “Seducing a Spy” and…Percy Parker from Leanna Renee Hieber’s “The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Percy Parker.”

Percy Parker? Yep.  Absolutely.  Why?  Well, she blushes, stammers, and tries to be invisible in a crowd of people that scare her, like in this scene:

Sitting near the

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