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RITA Reader Challenge: Hidden Away by Maya Banks

RITA Reader Challenge: Hidden Away by Maya Banks

This review was written by Randee. This story was nominated in the Best Romantic Suspense category. The summary:      Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who's in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother–and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot…

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Ask the Editor: Questions and Answers, Part V

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We're back with more answers from the editor who is living a very fine life in my basement. She installed a wine cellar, and says it's a job requirement. I presume editors everywhere are nodding at that idea.  Tessa asked:  How much do the business considerations drive your acquisitions?  I expect it varies by publisher, even by the imprint, maybe by the quarter? Do you often find yourself reading ms you love, but are unable…

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Ask the Editor: Questions and Answers, Part IV

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The editor I kidnapped is still in my basement, though I've moved a wine cellar and some fruitcake down there so  my sequestered editor has plenty to eat. And she's consented to answer more questions for you, in the fourth edition of “Ask the Editor.” Taylor L. asked: What tips a book from the maybe pile to the yes pile as far as acquisitions go? How much more scrutiny do you give a first time…

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Ask the Editor: Questions and Answers, Part III

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Don’t worry – I do let the editor locked in my basement come outside for fresh air and a nap and some wine and whatnot. She’s a freerange editor when she’s not answering reader questions here! J9 asked: How has the explosion of the e-reader and e-book market changed publishing, especially acquisition, marketing and sales expectations?  And related, has the e-book market caused editors’ job duties to change? Ask the Editor In a nice way,…

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Ask the Editor: Questions and Answers, Part II

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She’s still in my basement (which is dry, thank heaven) and I’ve still got a lot of wine for bribery purposes, so Editor X is happy to answer more questions. Here we go with installment two of “Ask the Editor.” Anony Miss asked: My question: why aren’t there more scratch-n-sniff contemporary novels? I think it’s a whole niche market being totally ignored. Ask the Editor  Speaking as a person who had to research the embedding…

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Ask the Editor: Lots of Questions, Lots of Answers

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Remember that editor I have tied up in my basement? She’s been fed and I shared my wine supply because I’m not TOTALLY evil, and she’s consented to answer some of your questions from our original entry. I’ve got quite a few answers – she’s really freaking wordy, my GOD – so I’ll break them up in to several posts. Kim in Hawaii asked Do you read bloggers’ reviews and readers’ comments?  If yes, does…

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