Showing posts from September, 2007

Book Giveaway...DECADENT by Shayla Black

First book to be given away is Decadent by Shayla Black! Read more about this book at Shayla's website: For this particular contest, post anywhere you want in this blog. See something you like or want to comment, go ahead. I'm keeping tabs. :) The winner will be picked and announced TUESDAY NIGHT October 2nd shortly after 10pm est and the winner has until Thursday night to email me and claim the book. (see the rules I just posted) GOOD LUCK!

October Book Giveaway Rules

October, as I’ve hinted, is going to be a fun month as it is the anniversary of Romance Reviews Today main site , RRTErotic and the Romance Reviews Today blog. To celebrate, books are being given away. Some are new, some are older, but they will be given away. Some will be straight post and a winner is picked. Some will be you be the first to email me… And I might throw a few curves into the mix. You’ll just have to wait and see. Here are the rules: If you are a book winner, you have 48 hours from the time it is posted to claim your book prize, or it is thrown back to be given to someone else. One entry per person/household per each giveaway. The maximum books you can win in a month is four per person/ household. (So don’t try to get your daughter, husband, boyfriend, or whoever to win for you. I do pay attention to addresses.) US citizens only—because of the cost of mailing books. If there is an interest in me setting up a contest for those living in foreign countries, I’ll ce

Ask Five with....CARLY PHILLIPS!!!!

Isn't this cover beautiful? I've read Carly Phillips way back when she wrote for Harlequin Temptation and watched as she became a superstar author when Kelly Ripa plucked her out of nowhere and THE BACHELOR rocketed to the NYT bestsellers list. Since then, Carly has become a regular on the bestselling lists. Her latest, SEALED WITH A KISS shouldn't have any problem joining the others. Sit back and meet...Carly Phillips! What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? SEALED WITH A KISS ... Readers who picked up Cross My Heart met Hunter and Molly already but if they didn't read it yet, SEALED WITH A KISS stands alone. At the end of Cross My Heart, Molly left Hunter behind and headed off in search of herself. What we discover in SEALED WITH A KISS is that the man Molly thought was her real father wasn't - and her real dad is a retired Army General - Molly looks him up and finally finds the acceptance she's been searching for all her life. But

Carrie Alexander Book Giveaway winner is.....

The winner of MY FRONT PAGE SCANDAL by Carrie Alexander is........... JODI!!! Jodi, please email me at with "Blaze book winner" and give me your address. Btw, I have another copy of Carrie's book, but it is not signed, and will be a prize next month :) I might do a quickie giveaway on that. Stay tuned. Here is a review that looks like another unforgettable read: UNFORGETTABLE – Julie Ortolon Signet Eclipse ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22204-6 ISBN-10: 0-451-22204-0 September 2007 Contemporary Romance Hope, Texas – Present Day Step back in time to the days of moonshine and the blues, and that era is the feeling in the quaint town of Hope, Texas. Once a popular place, it’s now rundown and forgotten by the Hope family who own the entire town, their mansion sitting hidden high above. Riley Stone grew up here and returns to sing in the bar of the once famous restaurant. Riley is beyond happy at the opportunity to return. Readers may wonder why, though, since he

Get ready for October!

October will be the Romance Reviews Today blog's anniversary month! What's in store? How giveaways???? Here is a list of some of the books to be given away in October: Decandent by Shayla Black Sealed with a Kiss by Carly Phillips Born to be Wilde by Janelle Denison The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel by Ronda Thompson and more... I think you get the idea! Stayed tuned...October is almost here!

Spotlight Review: ARMED AND AMOROUS by Deirdre O' Dare

ARMED AND AMOROUS - Deirdre O'Dare Amber Heat - ISBN: 978-1-60272-066-4 June 2007 Erotic Contemporary Romance – Short Story Heat Level: 3 Present Day FBI Profiler Kerry Satterfield is working on the Shadow Son Snatcher case trying to put all the pieces together and come up with something before another boy is taken. She receives an anonymous tip and even though she knows it's stupid, Kerry goes to meet the informant alone. The next thing she knows, Kerry wakes up tied to a bed and two men are holding her hostage. That will teach her to not follow procedure and call for back-up. Kerry soon learns that one of the guy's is Frank Ogden, the teenage boy who befriended her in high school. The other is a friend of his named Roy. Kerry finds herself still attracted to Frank and wonders what will happen if she acts upon it. Frank Ogden knows his stepbrother, Gary is the Shadow Son Snatcher, and though he wants to do something about it, he's got to plan it v

The Martini Dares....A Book Giveaway and a Perfect 10

The first book in The Martini Dare series is My Secret Life and it was fabulous! I urge you to go and grab your copy before they're taken off the shelves to make room for October Blazes. As a special treat, I have a signed copy of My Front Page Scandal by Carrie Alexander which comes out in October. Yes, it's signed by the one and only Carrie Alexander. Post away and I'll pick the winner Wed night and announce it here on the blog! Meanwhile, enjoy this review of My Secret Life~! MY SECRET LIFE – Lori Wilde A Perfect 10 The Martini Dares , Book 1 Harlequin Blaze #346 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-79350-1 ISBN-10: 0-373-79350-2 September 2007 Contemporary Series Romance Boston, Massachusetts – Present Day Katie Winfield’s idea of a romantic relationship is to have sex unexpectedly and with little thought to the consequences. Her latest escapade at a masked costume party ends up with her seducing and having sex with a man she later discovers is her sister’s boyfriend. The

Ask Five with....ANNA J. EVANS!!!

Here's an author I'm thrilled to have as our guest this weekend... Anna J. Evans ! She writes hot and she's definitely an author that should be noticed by the NY publishers very soon. Sit back and meet...Anna J. Evans! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? "Bad Apple" from Ellora's Cave is my latest. It released August 22nd. It's the third in my Perfectly Wicked series--alternate, sexy stories featuring the wicked women from fairy tale fame. Here's some blurbage to give you an idea of what the story is about: BLURB: Some women are misunderstood, others are a misdemeanor waiting to happen. Katarina was a very bad girl, but she spent five years in the Dungeon paying for her crimes and made a vow to leave her wicked ways behind her. She's praying a make-over and a stint on Kingdom City's newest reality show, Real Life Ways to Catch a King, will help her get back on her feet. Unfortunately the show's prod

Spotlight Review: CARESSED BY ICE by Nalini Singh

CARESSED BY ICE - Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling, Book 3 Berkley Sensation ISBN-10: 0-425-21842-2 ISBN-13: 978-0-425-21842-6 September 2007 Paranormal Romance San Francisco, California and the Surrounding Area - 2079 The Psy population consists of human-like people who have various psychic powers. However, there was an unfortunate tendency among the Psy for certain members to go insane and become serial killers, so a program was developed to eliminate all emotion from the Psy (all, because it turned out to be impossible to get rid of specific emotions). In 1979, the Silence program was born. There were some members of the Psy who didn’t agree that it was for the best; those who were too vocal in this belief either had their minds wiped clean or disappeared forever, supposedly at the hands of a death squad called the Arrows. Of course, it’s now 2079; Silence has been almost a complete success, and most Psy believe the Arrows are a myth. They would be wrong. Judd Lauren was an Arrow; as

New RRTErotic Reviews up!

RRTErotic - Issue 12, Volume 1 – September 17, 2007 In this issue, we have 18 new reviews and 10 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me ( ) about book cover ads and shared space ads RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: for details. Enter this month’s drawing for a chance to win books! RRTEROTIC IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS TO REVIEW EROTIC NOVELS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT. EMAIL: if you’d like to join the RRTErotic staff. Thanks for visiting RRTErotic! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress Romance Reviews Today RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology Reviews WARLORD - Angela Knight - Lori - Mixed Paranormal Genre Contemporary Romance BARE SEDUCTION - Lacey Thorn - Bare Love, Book 3 - Legacy

Scary Reading!

Do you read scary books or other Halloween themed books as we approach Halloween? I know several readers who pick up Christmas romances, but what about Halloween? Can there be much romance in a Halloween story? Tell us about your favorite Halloween themed books?

A Perfect 10: TRULY YOURS by Barbara Metzger

TRULY YOURS - Barbara Metzger A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-22205-3 September 2007 Historical Romance London, 1813 Is it a gift or a curse? Most likely a bit of both, but these days Jordan, Viscount Rexford leans heavily toward curse. Every male for untold generations has been blessed/cursed with the ability to tell truth from lies. It's a dangerous gift in either case; one ancestor was hung for wizardry. Most Royces have served their country well in positions where such truth-seeing is valuable. Rex's father, Lord Royce, was a prominent judge until a vindictive enemy brought him down with accusations of bias and bribery when the earl let go a prisoner he knew was innocent. The truth makes itself known to male Royces in various ways. Lord Royce hears clear notes or clankers; Rex sees colors: blue for truth, red for lies, and other colors for anything in between. Oddly, Rex's very large cousin Daniel inherited the ability through his mother, Lord Royce&

Ask Five with...CASSIE RYAN!!!

Here's another hot writer to watch...Cassie Ryan! Her book was out last month, but should be readily available on book shelves everywhere. Just be sure to wear oven mitts while reading Ceremony of Seduction! Sit back and meet...Cassie Ryan: What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Ceremony of Seduction is about a consummate ugly duckling who discovers she’s the crown princess of a race of otherworldly witches whose life-force is sexual energy. She discovers with the help of the prince of her erotic dreams, that it’s her destiny to save a world she never knew existed. There is intrigue, steamy sensuality, and a woman’s journey to discover her inner power and strength. How do you come up with ideas for your stories? Ideas for stories come from everywhere and my story idea file continues to expand. As for the Seduction series, I love stories where the underdog ends up finding her internal strength and coming out on top. This is a twist on that same theme, b

OVEREXPOSED winner is.....

The winner of OVEREXPOSED by Leslie Kelly is Maureen!!! I've sent an email to her and will be waiting for her response! Congrats, Maureen!!! Chats! We have chats! Friday Sept 14th, come chat with Patti in the Romance Reviews Today chat room ! It begins at 9:30pm est. Saturday Sept 15th Minx (aka Fatin) has her Trivia chat! It begins at 9pm est. It's also in the Romance Reviews Today chat room !

Spotlight Review... Seducing the Enemy by Anna J. Evans

SEDUCING THE ENEMY - Anna J. Evans Naughty Nuptials series ISBN: 978-1-41991-140-8 May 2007 Erotic Science Fiction Romance Rating: E-rotic RRTE Rating: Multiple Os Endelvea Moon Three; Tiber - Future Along with her mother and other females of her tribe, Astrid was exiled to the hositle world of Tiber by the cruel Endelvean king. But, the time has come for Astrid to fulfill a prophecy and become Queen. In ofder to do so, she must kidnap Prince Jorrun and force him into marriage. To accomplish that, she has stolen the sword of his ancestors which he then has to retrieve or there will be war. On Endelvea Moon Three, at a dive called Heaven's Gate, Astrid and her friend Mina wait for Jorrun. Jorrun is more than happy contemplating a night with Astrid, until she drugs and binds him. There has been too much loss and hardship for Astrid and her tribe. Will Jorrun fall in her with her plans which will mean returning to Endelvea itself and defying his father, or will he complete the d

Guest Blogger: Susan Lyons on...Martinis or Chardonnay?

When Patti kindly invited me to blog here, I asked if she had a topic in mind. She said, “Do whatever you like - you can even blog about martinis.” Well, okay then! What’s your favorite drink, and what does that say about you? I recently, in an email to a reader, mentioned that I was writing to her from an airport bar, where I was having a glass of white wine. She told me I needed to find a new drink - white wine was for old ladies. I was also told that the Awesome Foursome (the 4 20-something heroines in my 4-book series, Champagne Rules, Hot in Here, Touch Me and She’s on Top), needed their own martini. They get together each week for dinner and drinks, and consume everything from beer to girly drinks to - you got it - chardonnay. They’re young, fun and like trying different things. But yes, of course they needed their own martini. My bad, for not having realized that. You’ll be happy to know, they do now have their martini, and it’s called Birth of Venus and is turquoise, gorg

New Reviews Posted!

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 49, Volume 2, September 10, 2007 We are pleased to present 32 new reviews. ( Quick List of new reviews ) Anthology MANY BLOODY RETURNS - Edited by: Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner - Terrie - Paranormal Chick Lit SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN - Caridad Pineiro - South Beach, Miami, FL - Present Day - Lisa Contemporary Fiction MOMMIE'S BEHAVING BADLY - Roz Bailey - Portland, OR - Present Day - Jennell - Women's Fiction ODD MOM OUT - Jane Porter - Seattle, WA - Marilyn - Contemporary Fiction TAKE ME HOME - Jerri Corgiat - Cordelia, MO - Present Day - Deborah - Women's Fiction Contemporary Romance PAINTED HEART - Jean Moynahan - Callaport, Oregon Coast - Jane REMODELED ROMANCE - Jeannie James - San Juan Island, WA - Patti SEX WITH A STRANGER - Katherine Garbera - Las Vegas, NV - Kate SPANISH EYES - Jackie Griffey - Las Flores, TX - Marilyn UNFORGETTABLE - Julie Ortolon - Hope, TX - Carol Fantasy THE

Only Billionaires and Millionaires Need Apply…

Silhouette Desire -- Always Powerful, Passionate and Provocative... The other night in a chat room, we started talking about the Silhouette Desire series books. I read and review a lot of them, so feel fairly knowledgeable what the line is about. Of course, the discussion turned to the titles. Right off, someone mentioned all the Billionaires and Millionaires in the titles. They sound an awful much like the Harlequin Presents line, and Silhouette Desire even uses “Mistress” or “Prince” in the titles a lot. Here are some of the examples of recent Silhouette Desire titles: The Millionaire’s Indecent Proposal by Emilie Rose The Millionaire’s Seductive Revenge by Maxine Sullivan The Billionaire’s Bidding by Barbara Dunlop The Prince’s Mistress by Emilie Rose The Ultimate Millionaire by Susan Mallery Under the Millionaire’s Influence by Catherine Mann I think you get the idea… I wonder who thinks up these titles? In most of these stories, the hero is a very rich man. Oh, he

Ask Five with....JULIE LETO!!!

I remember reading Julie way back when she wrote for Harlequin Temptation. She had a reputation of pushing the envelope, and readers loved her for it! She's has some witch stories out now and I can highly recommend them. If you haven't read Julie, then head out to your nearest bookstore and pick up one (or more!) of her books! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? I actually have two releases right now that are overlapping. STRIPPED is an August release from Blaze and WITCHY BUSINESS is a Harlequin novella collection. Both of these books are part of my St. Lyon Witch series that I’m doing for Harlequin. STRIPPED is the story of Lilith St. Lyon, a witch who has used her psychic abilities to seduce Mac Mancusi, the chief of detectives in Chicago. Prior to the story starting, Mac and Lilith have an ugly breakup when he realized she was using her powers to become his perfect woman. They’re very firmly split until he needs her help with a difficul

A Perfect 10: UNDERCOVER IN HIGH HEELS by Gemma Halliday

UNDERCOVER IN HIGH HEELS - Gemma Halliday A Perfect 10 The High Heels Series 0 - Book 3 Dorchester's Making It ISBN: 978-0-8439-5834-8 September 2007 Romantic Mystery Los Angeles, California - Present Day What does one hunky cop, a pair of pink stilettos, and murder have in common? Los Angeles shoe designer Maddie Springer, who is knee deep into her latest caper with her boyfriend, bad-boy LAPD Homicide Detective Jack Ramirez, and her best friend, Dana. Jack's hot on Maddie's heels, trying to stop her from her own self-destruction. The pink stilettos are Maddie's exclusive design she created just for herself, and the murder? Ummmm...the murders are what Maddie has an uncanny knack of stumbling across in her day-to-day activities. Maddie's lost count of the number of times she's been shot at, chased by bad guys, and terrified out of her skin. But I'll back up my story just a bit so you can catch up: Today, Maddie is just trying to stay out of Ja

I'm giving away OVEREXPOSED!

Here's a quiz for a book giveaway... Win a copy of Leslie Kelly's OVEREXPOSED (her Sept Harlequin Blaze) but here is the tricky part... You have to answer the 10 questions correctly in order to be entered. You can find the answers at Leslie's website. The ten questions are: 1. What is the name of Leslie’s first published book? 2. In what book did Venus Messina appear? 3. What is Leslie’s husband’s name? 4. Name the three other authors who, with Leslie, make up the Plotmonkeys. 5. What month and year was Here Comes Trouble first published? 6. How many times has Leslie been nominated for a RITA award? 7. What is the last name of the family in Chicago that has produced several stories? 8. What state is Trouble located in? 9. In what book did Chloe Weston appear? 10. What state does Leslie now call home? Send the answers to: and put Leslie Kelly book in the subject title. I will announce the winner the night of September 13

A Perfect 10: THE DOWRY BRIDE by Shobhan Bantwal

THE DOWRY BRIDE - Shobhan Bantwal A Perfect 10 Kensington Trade Paperback ISBN-10: 0-7582-2031-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-2031-6 September 2007 Contemporary Fiction Palgaum, India - Present Day Megha Ramnath has been married for just a year, and it hasn't been a happy one. The marriage that her parents arranged for her has been tainted by her mother-in-law, the overbearing and cruel Amma and the husband who was chosen for her, the weak, homely Suresh. Megha is nothing more than a servant to her in-laws and husband, and must endure constant ridicule from Amma, especially since Megha has not yet conceived, and her father has not paid the Ramnaths her dowry. But Megha never imagined that her mother-in-law and her son would cook up a plan to murder her so that Suresh could find a wife with a larger dowry. In the dark of night, Megha hears and sees the horrors the mother and son have planned for her, and she flees for her life. Afraid to return to her parents who would be obligated to

Quizz Answers

I know you guys have been waiting breathlessly for this: 1. uBeyidocntedSon is Beyond Seduction. 2. yeiralFivl is Fairyville. 3. reyaCIdcBssee is Caressed By Ice. 4. gihDnneHuotTmen is Hunting The Demon. 5. tMmIrlyaom is My Immortal. 6. hcMeuTo is Touch Me. 7. esEoch is Echoes. 8. tusWJnouichegkEd is Just Wicked Enough. 9. wtASapyew is Swept Away. 10. eeArHoFoorHm is Home For A Hero. I will be doing more of these soon, with a prize to be given away. Meanwhile, check out the September contest at Romance Reviews Today: RRT Contests