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Saturday, June 03, 2006:
July 2006 RT magazine - my points of interest
Okay, I'm going to shamelessly take a page from Alyssa's blog and give you what I consider the highlights of the latest RT issue:

  • Pages 6-7: historical author Kathryn Caskie looks like a cover model! Just another good reason I am not a writer - LOL. Seriously though, she's very striking, and yes, I realize it's all the magic of computer "touch-ups", but still, she still looks great. What can I say, I'm jealous. I've never read any of her books, though "Love Is In The Heir" looks intriguing.
  • Page 9: Laurell K. Hamilton talks Anita and pregnancy....okay. My question is, considering Anita's active sex life, who is the father going to be? To be honest, I quit reading after book 3 or 4 - started to get too gory for me, and my squeamish quotient was rather low to begin with. I can't find myself really being all that regretful that I haven't continued with the other books...except I bought like 7 or 8 of them before I started the series, and that money probably could have been put to better use.
  • Page 13: Contests! Including the chance to win 25 autographed books from authors such as Lori Foster, Jennifer Crusie, and Teresa Medeiros, from www.ToniBlake.com Oh wait, why did I just blab that - I want to win!
  • Page 17: 25 Great Movie Adaptations. A list chosen by readers as to the best book-to-movie adaptations. Included on the list are "Gone With the Wind", "The Notebook", and "Pride and Prejudice" (the 1996 A&E version).
  • Pages 18-21: 2005 Career Achievement Awards and Reviewers' Choice Award Winners - Congratulations to all the winners, and especially to Lori Foster for her Career Achievement award for contemporary romance - that is so awesome!
  • Pages 22-23: Celebrating the Older Heroine. Well, it's about damn time! I don't want to read about sassy twenty-somethings with perky boobs and flat stomachs forever. Someday I'll be "the new 30" and I'll want to read about seasoned, experienced women with great sex lives and fabulous lives, cuz, you know, that's how my life is going to be *g*
  • Page 29: Johanna Lindsey gives Drew Anderson from the Malory series his own story. (point of interest: Johanna says she likes James Malory the best. Personally, Anthony was the Malory that made my knees weak). I'm more amazed by the fact that Ms. Lindsey doesn't have her own website, but hey, she is an icon. I read her books over 20 years ago, along with Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught. These ladies don't need websites to have fans - they've proven that, though Ms. McNaught does have one.
  • Page 35: Winner of RT's 2nd annual American Title winner. Congratulations to the author selected! You didn't really think I'd tell you, did you? Well, I haven't been keeping up with the competition, so it's hard to be too excited.
  • Page 64: a cool covershot for Kim Harrison's "A Fistful of Charms". Yet another author whose books I haven't read - they sure do look good....
  • Page 100: Booklovers Round-up: April 18-22, 2007 in Houston! Since it's not in May, I might actually be able to make this one! But first I have Lori Foster's get-together next weekend and RWA in Atlanta next month.
  • Page 105: Calling all writers! Harlequin American is looking for new authors. Anyone interested? Check out www.eharlequin.com for more details....
  • Pages 132-135: September 2006 previews. Lots of great releases coming in the fall. Susan Elizabeth Phillips' "Match Me If You Can" will be released in paperback. Toni Blake has "Swept Away" coming in September. Finally! Suzanne Brockmann's "Ladies' Man" will see the light of day! And "Texas Bad Boys" with Rosemary Laurey, Karen Kelley and Dianne Castell will be released in September as well. Good stuff to look forward to....

So there you have it - a quick re-cap of the latest RT edition. I like reading it to get the latest on what's going on and to do more bookshopping. But reviews are subjective, so I can take them or leave them, especially after reading a 3-star review for Erin McCarthy's "The Pregnancy Test". It deserved much better. But I still think it's a great magazine and finally decided to get myself a subscription. It was well worth the price, imo.

2 Comments

  1. Stacy, I agree The Pregnancy Test deserved better than a 3 from RT. I guess it just didn't work for the reviewer.

    I loved loved loved The Pregnancy Test and can't wait for the next one in the series!!!


  2. I'm an Anthony Malory fan, too. That scene in the chair? *fans self*

    James seemed a little creepy to me.


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