Showing posts from November, 2007

Update on sites....

The main Romance Reviews Today site is up but Terrie is working on the graphics and links to get them restored. RRT Erotic is still down and most likely will not be back up until early next week. Of course, the blog is still up and the chat room is always open. Tonight at 9:30pm est you'll find me there. Finally, reviewers are working hard on their December reviews. Don't forget to check them out! Click to join RRTChatters

Ask Five with....LUCY MONROE!!!

Today we are thrilled to have the fabulous (and very nice!) Lucy Monroe. She'll pop in and answer your questions today, so...ask away! 1. Tell us about your latest releases. [Lucy Monroe] The second book in my The Goddard Project series from Brava came out two days ago. DEAL WITH THIS is a very sexy The Geek Squad meets James Bond kind of story. Alan and Jillian were both introduced in earlier books and lots of readers asked for their stories - so I was really happy when I realized they were just right for each other. :) The first book in my Sunshine Springs duo from Harlequin Presents is out in December. THE RANCHER'S RULES is a best friends to lover story with a couple of fun twists. Grant's got some pretty interesting rules and one of them is that his best friend is off limits. Zoe never has done very well living her life by other people's standards and she's not about to start now. She's got a few tricks up her sleeve that keep Gran

Sites are down

If you are trying to get into the Romance Reviews Today or RRT Erotic sites, they are temporarily down due to server issues. Terrie is working hard at resolving the problem and they should be back up soon.

Spotlight Review: The Courtesan's Daughter by Claudia Dain

THE COURTESAN'S DAUGHTER - Claudia Dain Berkley Sensation Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-425-21720-7 October 2007 Historical Romance London, 1808 It's not easy being the daughter of a courtesan, not even when one is the legitimate daughter of the Countess of Dalby and the late earl. Twenty years don't seem to be enough to wipe away memories of the most beautiful, most sought after courtesan of her day. Not when Sophia is still youthful and a presence among the ton. Even though many doors are closed to her, everyone is fascinated by her. Lady Caroline, Sophia's daughter, knows better than to expect to dance at Almack's; she rather doubts she'll ever receive a decent proposal, unless it be from a rich merchant or other. But Caro forgets her mother is a master at getting her way...or should we say mistress. Sophia buys up the vowels of the Earl of Ashton and concludes a marriage contract between him and Caroline. But Caroline learns of the financial arrangement an

Spotlight Review: FIRE AND RAIN by Lauren Dane

From RRT Erotic FIRE AND RAIN - Lauren Dane The Cherchez Clan, Book 2 Ellora’s Cave - ISBN: 978-1-41991-220-7 September 2007 Erotic Paranormal Romance - ménage Single Title Rated: E-rotic Seattle, Portland and the Cascades of Washington and Maui, Hawaii - Present day Rain Foster has only one passion in life, her art. But when a handsome older man with fire in his eyes and a body that speaks to all of her senses walks into the café where she works as a waitress, Rain suddenly wonders if there’s room in her life for more than her art. Unfortunately, there’s a complication, as Rain is hiding a dark secret, one that keeps her in danger every day of her life and could threaten anyone she loves. Laurent Cole is a werewolf, the Lieutenant of the Cherchez Clan and bodyguard to his Alpha, Andreas Phinney. Forty-four years old, Laurent had started to wonder if he’d ever find his mate, but as soon as he catches sight and scent of Rain, he knows his search is ov

Winner is..........

...of HIDE AND SEEK is.... TAM #11 Please email me at with your name and mailing address! *** Meanwhile, if you're looking for some good reading, check out these reviews: Romance Reviews Today, Issue 51, Volume 3, November 20, 2007 We are pleased to present 29 new reviews. ( Quick List of new reviews ) Check out November’s Contest for your chance to win! Nibble Uncial Press COMET WINE - Lesley-Anne McLeod - 1811 - Cambridgeshire, England - Jane- Regency - Uncial Press – Nibble Non-Fiction ELIZABETH & LEICESTER , Power, Passion, Politics - Sarah Gristwood - A Perfect 10 - England - Before and during the reign of Elizabeth I - Jani - Non-Fiction - Biography Anthology Reviews ELEMENTAL MAGIC - S. Shinn, J. Johnson, C. Berg, R. York - Lisa - Anthology – Fantasy Contemporary Romance FORECAST - Jane Tara - New York City, NY - Present Day - Terrie w/paranormal elements ONE CRAZY SUMMER - Jenyfer Matthews - Chicago, IL

***Book Giveaway Winner...and a December book giveaway!***

First off,the winner of Naughti Nights is...... MELISSA Please email me at with your name and mailing address! Note:If any of you are still waiting for books from the October giveway, they were sent out Wednesday. Now, for a book giveaway that I'm sure to please more than a few of you, it is... HIDE AND SEEK by Alyssa Brooks!!! Click here to get a preview of the book and an excerpt What do you want for Christmas? Post away and I'll pull one very lucky winner on Sunday night!!! Ps..HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


NOT THE MARRYING KIND - Hailey North Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-058247-0 ISBN: 10-0-06-058247-2 November 2007 Contemporary Romance New York; Los Angeles, California; Arkansas - Present Day Having escaped from small town life in Arkansas, Harriet P. Smith is now a successful artist living in New York City. Yet, for all her success, or maybe because of it, Harriet still feels like an outsider. Close to the holidays, Harriet and her fifteen-year-old son find themselves trekking to Arkansas, albeit reluctantly, to be with her dead husband’s mother as she recovers from knee surgery. But going back home stirs up a lot of memories for Harriet, namely a secret that she has been keeping -- who her son’s biological father really is. Jake Porter always lived his life not looking back. This outlook has always helped him, considering that he grew up as a military brat, having to move often and rarely leaving roots behind. There is one place, though, that Jake does look back on -- or one pers

Q&A with Kay Stockham!

1. Tell us about A Christmas to Remember. A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is a redemption story with an amnesia element. I've always wanted to write an amnesia story but it's hard to take that time-aged theme and give it a fresh twist. ACTR is the third character-related story that began with MAN WITH A PAST (May 2006) and HIS PERFECT WOMAN (June 2007). I don't know of a single person who hasn't made a mistake and had to live with the consequences. This story is about that---and a lot more. Christmas is the season of forgiveness and love and ACTR reflects that. Could you give the person who *ruined* your life a second chance? Could you forgive them? And what if after doing so, you find out it's all been a lie? My heroine has some tough decisions ahead of her. For a peek inside A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER, please go to my website and view the book video. I also have a great Launch Party Scavenger Hunt through the pages of ACTR going on now. I hope all

The winner of....and a new giveaway!

The winner of A TOWN CALLED CHRISTMAS is...ChristyJan! Please email me at with your full name and mailing address! We have another book to give away and the winner will be drawn Wednesday night! NAUGHTI NIGHTS BY LORA LEIGH Cover and blurb can be found at Lora Leigh's website . What does Santa say about you this year--have you been naughty or good? Post away and I will pick the winner Wednesday night!

Spotlight Review on.... THE BILLIONAIRE WHO BOUGHT CHRISTMAS by Barbara Dunlop

THE BILLIONAIRE WHO BOUGHT CHRISTMAS – Barbara Dunlop Silhouette Desire #1836 ISBN 13: 978-0-373-76836-3 ISBN 10: 0-373-76836-2 November 2007 Contemporary Series Romance Las Vegas, Nevada and Manchester, Vermont – Present Day Billionaire Jack Osland has a plan to save the family fortune from another of his grandfather’s bimbo brides. He’ll charm the bimbo…er…lady himself and make her fall for him. When he meets the woman in question, just before she, he, and his cousin take off on a jet for California, Jack is curiously intrigued. Kristy Mahoney is blonde, beautiful and has a cute little dog in tow, reminiscent of Reese Witherspoon’s character in Legally Blonde. Jack’s plan works all too well: the plane has an “emergency” landing in Las Vegas where Jack and Kristy end up spending three days having fun and falling in love. Well, what’s a guy to do when in Vegas? Geting married comes to mind… Kristy has no intentions of marrying Jack’s grandfather. Her intentions are to present her

Ask Five with....SUSAN STEPHENS!!!!!!

What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My November 2007 release, Expecting His Royal Baby, is book 5 in the fabulous Niroli series. Set in the tiny Mediterranean kingdom of Niroli my hero Nico is torn between duty and love as the race to find the heir to the throne of Niroli gathers pace. Nico is a self made man, but he is also a member of the richest royal family in the world - a family united by blood and passion, torn apart by deceit and desire. My heroine, Carrie Evans is an unlikely heroine, who proves during the course of the book to have a big heart and enough courage to take on both Nico and the kingdom of Niroli, if that is what it takes to protect her unborn child. How do you come up with ideas for your stories? There are always ideas buzzing in my head- the other day I heard an old Motown classic I used to love, and from that song sprang a whole story fully formed. I can’t wait to write it down. What is the hardest part of writing

Chats and giveaways...

This coming Friday night, join me in the Romance Reviews Today chat room at 9:30pm eastern time as I'll give one lucky person a copy of A TOWN CALLED CHRISTMAS by Carrie Alexander. You can enter the chat room by clicking here I look forward to seeing you there! On another note, RWA Online Chapter is having a chat at their chat room Thursday night beginning at 9pm eastern time. Guest authors inclue Lyn Cote and Darlene Marshall. Prizes will be awarded. You can enter the RWA Online Chat room by clicking here Happy Reading Everyone!

RRT Erotic reviews posted 11/9

RRTErotic - Issue 14, Volume 1 – November 9, 2007 In this issue, we have 18 new reviews and 6 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. Congratulations to Sue, Kim, Stacy and Cathy – winners in the October Contest! Enter the November Contest for your chance to win! RRTEROTIC IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS TO REVIEW EROTIC NOVELS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT. EMAIL: if you’d like to join the RRTErotic staff. Please submit a sample review at the time of application. Thanks for visiting RRTErotic! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress Romance Reviews Today RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology Reviews BOUND

Win a copy of A TOWN CALLED CHRISTMAS by Carrie Alexander!

Do you enjoy reading Christmas themed stories? I know for me, it's almost a tradition to read a few. I guess it just gets me in the mood. Carrie Alexander was kind enough to send me a copy of her latest, A TOWN CALLED CHRISTMAS, for a book giveaway. Post away and you will be entered once for a chance at winning this book. You can read more about it at I'll choose a winner Sunday night... Oh, and for a second chance of winning this, I'll give away a copy at this coming Friday night's chat in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. It will begin at 9:30pm est and you can reach the chat room by going through and clicking on 'chat room'

Lisa Plumley winners are.....

In random order as I drew them: tetewa JenniferY Heather Congrats, winnners!!!!!! Please email me at with your name and mailing address and I'll forward the info on to Lisa. Thank you, everyone, for participating and a BIG THANK you to Lisa for being our guest!!!

Ask Five with...LISA PLUMLEY!!!

Lisa Plumley is our guest and she is truly a sweet, nice author. I'm honored to have her on the RRT Blog. Lisa has written historicals and contemporaries, something for everyone. You can find out more about her books at See below for a book giveaway! Meanwhile, meet Lisa Plumley: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My latest book is Let's Misbehave, a contemporary romance about a fun-loving heiress who enters "shopaholic rehab" and as part of her therapy has to get a real a anny/housekeeper for a macho single-dad NFL quarterback and his three rowdy kids. It was SO much fun to pair up Marisol and Cash, two total opposites who really need one another in the end. I'm psyched to say that this book was chosen as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2007 by Booklist magazine and earned my first 4-1/2 star Top Pick! rating from Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine too. I hope you'll drop by my We

Spotlight Review on ....A Week From Sunday From Sunday by Doroty Garlock....

A couple of reminders..... Tomorrow night I will be putting up an interview with Lisa Plumley and she has kindly offered to give away three copies of her book. Find out more Thursday night! Finally, kick back your feet, relax, and come chat on Friday night in the RRT chat room beginning at 9:30pm eastern time. There will be a book giveaway... You can access the chat room here . A WEEK FROM SUNDAY – Dorothy Garlock Grand Central Publishing ISBN-10: 0-446-69533-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-446-69533-6 November 2007 20th-Century Historical Romance Shreveport and Lee’s Point, Louisiana – 1935 After her father’s funeral, Adrianna Moore finds herself alone with Richard Pope, the lawyer to whom her father entrusted her future and his business, Moore Bank and Trust. Her father always made sure that Adrianna had the best of everything with no worries or concerns, but now she is shocked to be told that Richard is the executor of the huge estate and has control over everything. She must marry the odiou

Spotlight Review.....DRIVEN TO JUSTICE by Alice Gaines

DRIVEN TO JUSTICE - Alice Gaines Mannhof, Book 3 Changeling Press - ISBN: 978-1-59596-779-4 August 2007 Erotic Paranormal Romance - some F/F interaction -- Short Story California - Present day Charley Thomas is a great motorcycle cop, just like her dad. However, a brutal assault has left Charley with some serious psychological damage. Charley has blocked out the memories of her attackers, and her impaired judgment while on the job has led her to her current untenable position, suspended and in danger of losing the job she loves. When an incredible German motorcycle is accidentally delivered to Charley, she hesitates before giving into temptation, she’ll just take one ride before the rightful owner shows up. Niklas is the motorcycle, he’s also a man. Created by Klaus Mannhof specifically for Charley, he’s thrilled to finally be with the woman he’s made for. Klaus told him that Charley would need help and he should take her to meet with the other two


SEX & THE IMMORTAL BAD BOY - Stephanie Rowe A Perfect 10 Immortally Sexy Series, Book 4 Warner Forever ISBN-10: 0-446-61902-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-4466-1902-8 November 2007 Paranormal Romance Earth, Afterlife, Hell - Present Day Paige Darlington is having the month from hell -- literally. She has been alive only for a month, since Satan created her to suck the souls out of mortals and bring them to hell. But Paige has one small problem, her own soul is becoming blacker by the moment, and if she doesn’t reverse her curse, she will become a mindless soul-sucking demon that lives, well, un-lives to kill and cause pain. She’d rather sip lattes with her new cool and immortal best buds -- Theresa, a dragon, and Dani, ex-girlfriend of Satan Jr. But anything that is pure that Paige touches will become dust, and she doesn’t have much time to lose. The afterlife is not where Jed Buchanan was thinking of staying for eternity, but since he loves his brother, he was willing to sacrifice himsel

Reviews for November 2007 posted!

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 51, Volume 1, November 2, 2007 We are pleased to present 28 new reviews. ( Quick List of new reviews ) Congratulations to Stacy from Indiana, Christy from Utah and Rachel from Minnesota the winners in the October 2007 7th anniversary contest! Check out November’s Contest for your chance to win! Anthology Reviews HOLIDAYS ARE HELL - K. Harrison, L. Sands, V. Pettersson, M. Liu - Kathy - Paranormal Short Story Reviews INVENTING THE ABBOTTS - Jerri Drennen - Aztec Security, Book 1 - Lake Charles, LA - Present Day - Kathy - Contemporary Romance - Short Story Contemporary Fiction MOMMY TRACKED -Whitney Gaskell - Orange Cove, FL - Vi - Women's Fiction Contemporary Romance EXTREMELY HOT - Jennifer Apodaca - Claremont, CA - Kate SLOW BURN - Brenda Jackson - A Madaris Novel - Texas & Maine - Present Day - Jane TO CATCH A CHEAT - Kelley St. John - Atlanta, GA - Present Day - Jennifer Futuristic/Science Fiction Romance (

Ask Five with....Jasmine Haynes!!!!!!!!

Meet Jasmine Haynes, a writer with a split personality, as you can see in her interview. Oh, and isn't the cover for The Fortune Hunter beautiful??? 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My latest Jasmine Haynes Berkley Sensation release, The Fortune Hunter, is out in November, a sexy tale of a woman who agrees to be her own husband’s uninhibited mistress. Faith Castle wants a family, Connor Kingston wants to run her father’s company. In a modern-day marriage of convenience, the bargaining begins with the kind of no-holds barred sex life Connor desires and Faith is afraid she can’t live up to. Now everything is on the table, including them... Please watch The Fortune Hunter movie trailer! 2. What is the hardest part of writing? Revising! I love to come up with story ideas as I’ve always been a daydreamer. And I love writing every word of that first draft. Then the hard part comes, the dreaded rewrite! 3. How do you stay motivated? One of the big