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March reviews up!

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Terrie has just put up the reviews for 3/1/07! You can check them out (with the links to the reviews at Romance Reviews Today . A CERTAIN WANT OF REASON - Kate Dolan - 1816 - London, England - Jane - Regency A DANGEROUS MAN - Candace Camp - 1800s London, England - Marilyn - Historical Romance AN UNLIKELY FAMILY - Cynthia Thomason - Heron Point, FL - Joyce - HSR # 1393 - Series Romance ...AND BABY MAKES TWO - Judy Sheehan - New York City, NY - Present Day - Staff - Women's Fiction AND THEN HE KISSED HER - Laura Lee Guhrke - 1893 - London, England - Jane - Historical Romance ATLANTIS RISING - Alyssa Day - The Warriors of Poseidon, Boon 1 - Virginia Beach, VA - Present Day - Jennell - Paranormal Romance BLOOD SECRETS - Vivi Anna - Valorian Chronicles - Necropolis & San Antonio, TX - Sinclair/Vanessa - SN # 10 - Series Romance DARKNESS AT FOXGLOVE CORNERS - Dorothy Bodoin - Foxglove Corners, Bok 1 - Foxglove Corners, MI - Present Day - Robin - Mystery DRAGON LOVERS - J. Beverley

Spotlight review on....Snap! by Shelley Munro

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Note: When I first saw this review, I told myself that I need to get this! Read on: SNAP! - Shelley Munro Triskelion Publishing ISBN: 1-60186-075-7 January 2007 Erotic Contemporary Romance Heat Level: 4 Triskels Radford, New Zealand – the Present Alice Beasley is a twenty-five year old almost virgin who knows next to nothing about sex. Ironically, this prim and proper accountant inherits a condom company from her deceased aunt with the stipulation that she must manage the company for six months to receive $300,000. Alice’s first response is to turn down the offer, but her fiancĂ© Steven’s controlling behavior and her growing student loans make her accept the offer. Steven walks away from Alice without a backward glance and Alice begins her new life as the manager of Fancy Free, a condom and sex toy company. Alice doesn’t have to worry about her lack of management skills because her aunt intended for her to run the company along with the current manager, James Bates. He is a good

Book Giveaway......

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The book most of you wanted is Alluring Tales! You know the drill! Post and I'll enter your name (one entry per person) into the pot. I'll pick the winner shortly after Sunday night (March 4th) at 11:59PM Eastern Time. (LOL) In the meantime, don't forget to enter the contests at Romance Reviews Today and RRT Erotic . They end on Feb 28th! Ps...I will doublecheck with Terrie on the Romance Reviews Today contest but I think she means Feb contest and not January. :) Update on the contest at Romance Reviews Today. It is a February contest. Just a misprint on the site. So don't forget to enter! A final thought....here's hoping spring arrives soon!

Spotlight review on.....Captain's Lady

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CAPTAIN’S LADY – Sharon Milburn Cerridwen Press's Cotillion Line – www.cerridwenpress.com ISBN: 9781419907999 January 2007 Regency Romance England – 19th Century Alice Carstairs knows how one can be very creative with a turnip, but if she never sees one again, it will be too soon. A cousin of Lavinia Masterman, Alice was taken into the Masterman household as no more than a servant and nanny for Lavinia’s two daughters, Penelope and an infant daughter that Lavinia hasn’t seen fit to name. Alice suffered greatly when her father shamed the family and was called a traitor, but her situation has gone from bad to worse since Lavinia’s husband, Sir Gregory’s, death. Now, they’re not much more than paupers, thanks to Gregory’s mishandling of the family’s funds. The family attorney takes great pride in waving their misfortunes in front of Alice’s nose, but she is determined to keep her chin up and make the best of a bad situation. She does not know how to feel when she learns of Gregor

Ask Five with....Ruby Storm!!!!

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Wow, our latest blog guest is Ruby Storm, who writes them hotter than a firestorm. :) If you haven't read Ruby's books, then march yourself over to Ellora's Cave or Cerridwen Press and pick her up! Read on and learn more about Ruby: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My latest release is a menage novella released at Ellora's Cave. It's the second book in my Precious Gems series. Essence of Emerald is Emerald Tucci's story. Emmi has a problem. She's engaged to one sexy man. Mark Vistar embodies every woman’s dream. Tall, muscular, and handsome enough to send shivers down any woman’s spine. But still, she can’t confirm a wedding date and the reason is Jay, Mark’s best friend. She doesn’t love Jay, yet the man’s sensual magnetism has her enduring sleepless nights and rampant sexual emotions…and wondering what it would be like to have two men make love to her at the same time. To squash her wandering thoughts of a fantasy come

What March book do you want?

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As February winds down, I'm thinking of a book giveaway that is a little unique. You pick out the book you want and the most votes wins as the book to giveaway. Of course, it has to be contingent on me getting the book, but since I do most of my shopping at Amazon, it's pretty much a given. I also ask that a price limit be no more than $15, so most hardcovers are out, but trade paperbacks that sell at amazon for no more than $15 is okay. And, to make it easier for you... :) You can name 3 books and they each get one vote, but only one will be picked. If there is a tie, a runoff will need to be done. I'll give you until next Monday night at 10pm Eastern Time to make your decision. Just post in the comments here YOUR three choices of a book you want that is coming out in March. posted by Patti

A Perfect 10...BLACKMAILED INTO BED by Heidi Betts

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BLACKMAILED INTO BED – Heidi Betts A Perfect 10 Silhouette Desire #1779 ISBN-10: 0-373-76779-X ISBN-13: 978-0-373-76779-3 February 2007 Short Contemporary Romance Gabriel’s Crossing, Texas ~ Present Day Twenty years ago, Chase Ramsey was a teenage boy spurned by the rich Elena Sanchez. Elena felt a bit guilty over her actions, but when you’re a teenage girl trying to fit in with your friends, sometimes your ego rules over your heart. Now a wealthy businessman, Chase holds the power to bring down Elena’s family’s business. She arrives at Chase’s office to beg for compassion and time to save the company, but instead, he makes her an outrageous offer: in exchange for his backing off, she will agree to be his mistress. What is even more shocking is that Elena accepts. Chase never forgot that snub and is going to enjoy having Elena at his mercy. He figures she’s nothing but an empty-headed socialite who’ll provide him with hours of amusement in and out of bed. Much to his surprise,

Looking for some Hot Reading?

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Terrie recently posted some reviews up at RRT Erotic . Check them out: Just Added 2/15/07 ALCANDIAN SOUL - Mary Wine - Alcandians, Book 3 - Lori - Sci Fi Romance AN ACQUIRED TASTE - Jude Mason - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance - Short AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK - Paris Dixon - Sinclair - Contemporary Romance ANTONIA'S BARGAIN - Kate Pearce - Isabelle - Historical Romance BETWEEN DARKNESS AND DAYLIGHT - Gracie C. McKeever - Ann - Paranormal Romance CHASING THE MOON - Loribelle Hunt - Lunar Mates, Book 3 - Lori - Paranormal Romance DEDRICK'S TAMING - Jaden Sinclair - Shifter, Book 2 - Sinclair - Paranormal Romance - Short ETERNAL SURRENDER - Ann Jacobs - d'Argent Honor series, Book 3 - Sinclair - Paranormal Romance - Short FERAL - Nathalie Gray - Lycan Warriors, Book 1 - CeCe - Paranormal Romance FOR THE LOVE OF RIGAH - Doreen DeSalvo - The Prendarian Chronicles - Maggie - Futuristic Romance GAME, SET... MATCH? Kelsey Lewis - Best in Game Series - Jennifer - Conte

Spotlight Review on....Possession by Jennifer Armintrout

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POSSESSION - Jennifer Armintrout Blood Ties , Book 2 MIRA Books ISBN-10: 0-7783-2418-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2418-8 February 2007 Paranormal Suspense Present Day When Carrie hears the loud crash downstairs she expects many things...her boyfriend, Nathan, had an accident; a rogue vampire has broken in; the Movement which monitors and polices the behaviors of vampires has finally set an order of execution on her for not joining. She doesn't expect it to be the implosion of her life or a demonic possession. When Nathan inextricably attacks her and can't control himself, Carrie is understandably disturbed, but more scared of what the Movement will do when they find out. It's not too long before the situation gets worse, because, of course, things like this just do. Soon, Carrie is dealing with a Werewolf assassin, a psychopathic vampire Oracle, and the discovery that her previous Sire has been brought back from the dead. It's times like this when a girl wishes she could

Chat Friday night with... Alexis Fleming!

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Come join us this Friday night (Feb 16th) at 9:30PM eastern time (6:30PM pacific time) for a chat with Alexis Fleming! This talented author hails from Australia and writes sizzling stories that entertain. Her latest release is Mortified Matchmaker and will be available February 20th from Samhain Publishing . Her last release was Project: Man (also from Samhain) and at the end of chat, Alexis will give one lucky winner a download of Project: Man. To learn more about Alexis (and Project: Man) click here to read the recent interview I did with her. We’d love to see you! Remember! Friday night at 9:30PM eastern time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. You can reach it by clicking here . (It's in the RRT chatroom) Or accessing it through the main site at: http://romrevtoday.com/ To learn more about Alexis and her books, visit her at www.alexisfleming.net

Ask Five with.....Sherrilyn Kenyon!!!

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When Sherrilyn Kenyon introduced readers to the Dark Hunters , I’m sure she wasn’t expecting the frenzied feedback she's received. Readers immediately started asking her about Ash and other characters in the series. Wherever she goes to a book signing, Sherri gets a crowd that snakes out several yards. (Come on, RWA, give her a standalone table at the book signing in July!) If you haven’t read Sherrilyn Kenyon (or her alter ego, Kinley MacGregor ) then you’re missing some fantastic reading. I’m honored to have Sherrilyn Kenyon as my guest today. She has a new book out, called The Dream-Hunter. Enjoy! 1. Tell us a little about The Dream-Hunter. In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them... Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he’s in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he’s drifted through the human unconscious, searc

Spotlight Review on... MOON AWAKENING by Lucy Monroe

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MOON AWAKENING – Lucy Monroe Children of the Moon , Book 1 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-21426-8 February 2007 Historical Paranormal Romance The Highlands of Scotland – Medieval Times One of the Hamilton daughters is to wed a Highland laird, and when Emily overhears her father and step-mother agreeing to send Abigail, Emily intervenes. Abigail is deaf, and Emily fears the Highlander’s wrath when he realizes this, so she offers to marry him in Abigail’s stead. Her hopes that her new husband will eventually allow Abigail to live with them are dashed when she meets the Sinclair. The man obviously hates the English and has no wish to marry Emily at all. The only friend Emily meets at the holding is the laird’s sister, Caitriona. Shortly after Emily’s arrival, she and Cait are bathing at the lake when a group from another clan shows up and kidnaps them. Lachlan is the laird of the Balmoral clan, and they are seeking revenge on the Sinclairs. One of the Balmoral women was abducted a

E-book publishers…here today, gone tomorrow?

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It seems like there are e-book publishers cropping up all over the place. I’ve heard of many of those out there, but there are dozens more that I’ve never heard of. Some have been in business a long time, while others are more recent. Some of the more popular sites are: Ellora’s Cave Samhain Triskelion Changeling Cerridwen Wild Rose Press Mardi Gras Cobblestone Yes, I know there are others, but these sites came to the top of my head. Some of the lesser known sites include Freya’s Bower and Chippewa Publishing . And you can bet that in 2007, more will pop up. The big question is which e-book publishers will still be around in five years. Question for readers: Do you read e-books? If yes, in what format? Do you have a favorite e-book publisher? Any site easier to maneuver better than others? Finally, tell me about others that I haven't listed. Just curious what everyone thinks. I'm all ears. :) Posted by Patti

Spotlight Review on...FALL FROM GRACE

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FALL FROM GRACE - Kristi Gold Harlequin Everlasting #2 ISBN: 0-373-65404-9 February 2007 Series Romance - Women’s Fiction Dallas, Texas - 1983 to Present Day It was love at first sight. When Anne Cooper saw Jack Morgan across a crowded gathering, she just knew this man spelled big trouble. And when she learned he was a surgical resident at her father's hospital, she knew she would never give him the time of day. Delia Cooper noticed that special light flicker and spark in her daughter's eyes at the same time Anne saw Jack Morgan, and she encouraged Anne to walk across the room and get acquainted. Too late, Anne tries to hide her interest in Jack and ignores her mother's prompting. Her heart might be pounding hard against her ribcage, but there is no way Anne will ever get involved with a doctor, of all people. A relationship with Jack is just a new excuse for the inevitable pain and heartache that follows while he climbs the ladder of success, leaving his heart's d

The Winner is.....

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The winner of the box of Godiva Chocolates is.... Joelle!!!!!!! Joelle, please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and address!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone. I have a special guest I'm interviewing coming up, so keep an eye out Wednesday night. ;)

Ask Five with....Susan Lyons! And a Chat!

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Susan Lyons is hot! And I'm not talking about her writing. Since she came on the scene with CHAMPAGNE RULES, she continues to shine in her writing. Her latest release is THE FIREFIGHTER, an anthology that also features stories by P.J. Mellor and Alyssa Brooks. Speaking of these authors, Romance Reviews Today will be chatting with them tomorrow night (Friday night) in the chat room at RRT beginning at 9:30PM Eastern Time (6:30PM for those in PST) You can reach the chat room by either clicking here or going to the RRT site and clicking the Chat button . It will be in the RRT chat room (there are two other chat rooms) In the meantime...meet Susan Lyons: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My February release is "Hot Down Under" in THE FIREFIGHTER (from Kensington Aphrodisia), which also has wonderful stories by P.J. Mellor and Alyssa Brooks. As you can probably guess, all three of our novellas feature sexy firefighter heroes. My story

Spotlight review....KINK by Saskia Walker and Sasha White

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Don't forget! Two more days to enter the Godiva chocolates giveaway ! KINK - Saskia Walker and Sasha White Berkley Heat ISBN-10: 0-425-21399-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-425-21399-5 February 2007 Erotic Contemporary Romance - Double Book Sex, Lies, and Bondage Tape - Saskia Walker London, England - Present Day Kelly Burton is a woman on a mission. Whenever she gets that look in her eye, her friends know nothing will stop her from achieving her goal. In this case, that goal is to get an autograph from rocker Clayton Warren for Kelly's friend JoJo, a true fan layed up with a broken leg. Kelly didn't count on getting caught by security. But once in his arms, she's not sure she wants him to let go. It's the last night of the tour and security Chief Tommy Sampson was looking forward to the after party. When he catches up with the sneaky groupie, Tommy has one goal in mind, tossing her out the back door. Until he really looks at what he has in his hands and re

Ask Five with....Rachelle Chase!!!

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It's a bit of an understatement to say Rachelle Chase is one busy lady. She has many things going on, whether she's writing or lending a helping hand to others to help them become published. If you haven't heard of Rachelle Chase until now, well, keep an eye out for her in the very near future as this rising star of romance hits big time! Sit back and meet...Rachelle Chase: 1. What is the title of your latest (or upcoming, if that applies) release and what’s it about? I have a short story in DREAMS & DESIRES titled “Romance for One” – about a woman dining alone at her favorite restaurant while fantasizing about the man two tables away. DREAMS & DESIRES is a charity anthology featuring myself and 18 other awesome authors, which will be available February 1st. What makes this project so exciting is: Neither the publisher, Freya’s Bower ( www.freyasbower.com/content/view/132/77 ), nor the authors make a dime from this book - all net profit goes to a battered wom

Spotlight review....Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods

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STEALING HOME - Sherryl Woods The Sweet Magnolias, Book 1 A Perfect 10 MIRA ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2363-1 ISBN-10: 0-7783-2363-1 February 2007 Contemporary Romance Serenity, South Carolina - Present Day Bill Townsend, Maddie's husband of twenty years, explains their marriage is over. He is moving out of the Townsend home of five generations and into an apartment with his twenty-four year-old girlfriend who happens to be a nurse in his pediatrics office. Maddie had no idea their marriage was in trouble. Their children, teenage boys Tyler and Kyle and six year-old Katie, are just as stunned, until Tyler sees his Dad with his pregnant girl friend and learns the depths of his Dad's betrayal. One of Maddie's two best friends, divorce attorney Helen Decatur, makes sure Maddie gets the house and proper child and spousal support. Better yet, Helen and the third friend from the group known as the Sweet Magnolias in high school, chef Dana Sue, have a plan for Maddie. They want t

Romance and Chocolate....

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There is just something about romance and chocolate that goes hand in hand. Chocolate is said to have aphrodisiac characteristics, making those who consume it have feelings. Hmm... So why do we eat chocolate while depressed? But, chocolate does do something to us. From Wikipedia.com : Pleasure of consuming chocolate Melted ChocolateSee also: chocoholism Part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is due to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature; it melts in the mouth. Chocolate intake has been linked with release of serotonin in the brain, which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure.[citation needed] Research has shown that heroin addicts tend to have an increased liking for chocolate; this may be because it triggers dopamine release in the brain's reinforcement systems[citation needed] - an effect, albeit a legal one, similar to that of opium. Guess what? I have a box of Godiva Chocolates (15 pieces) to give away. Post and you'll be en

Ask Five with....LORI FOSTER!!!

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I am honored to have the fabulously talented (and New York Times bestselling) author Lori Foster as my Ask Five participant. Lori is a warm, generous person and a lady who’s creative mind is always working. Get to know a little more about Lori Foster: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? The title is easy enough: Causing Havoc. What's it about? Well, um...Patti, you know I'm not good at synopsizing. The blurb says: Sports combat fighter Dean “Havoc” Connor hasn’t seen his sisters since their parents died and he was forced to move away. That was 20 long years ago. A letter begging him to come home from his sister Camille peaks his curiosity, but Dean has no interest in repairing broken family ties…or does he? Cam is thrilled to see her big brother and younger sister Jacki is intrigued. But the one who’s most interested in Dean is Cam’s best friend Eve, who’s primed and ready to sample his super-hot bod. Before they have a chance to do the wi