Showing posts from April, 2008

Chat Friday Night!

Come join us in the Romance Reviews Today chat room on Friday night when a copy of the SHIFTER anthology will be given away! You can read more about it by checking it out at Amazon Chat begins at 9:30pm eastern time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room which you can enter by clicking HERE Hope to see you there!

Spotlight Review: HER LAST FLING by Jana Mercy

HER LAST FLING - Jana Mercy Ellora’s Cave ISBN: 978-1-4199-1452-2 February 2008Erotic Contemporary RomanceRated: S-ensuous Memphis, Tennessee - Present Day Tired of dating men that don’t stick around, Katy Simmons joins an online dating service hoping to find Mr. Right. As she explains this to her best friends during a night out however, Katy sees the most delicious man she’s ever laid eyes on, and decides to have one last fling before settling down. She’s got four dates lined up for the week – one of which sounds very promising – but for tonight she’ll have one more adventure. After his divorce, Dr. Noah Hilton dedicated himself to his studies and building a career. Now he’s decided that it’s time he had a little fun. Burned once, he has no intention of ever getting married again, nor even involved, and the cute blonde in the bar seems to be the perfect first fling. Before they even make it back to his hotel room though, Noah knows he’ll want more than

Check out the contests at RRT and RRTErotic!

As the month winds down, don't forget to check out the terrific contests going on at RRT and RRTErotic! RRT Contest RRTErotic Contest Winners will be chosen April 30th. And keep your eye out on this blog, as beginning Sunday, I'll tell you about an exciting contest involving readers and a weekly book prize.

Winner of the Lucy Monroe book is....

.....Cherie J! Please contact me at no later than noon on Friday pacific time. Congratulations!

A Perfect Ten FOR PETE'S SAKE by Linda Windsor

FOR PETE'S SAKE – Linda Windsor The Piper Cove Chronicles, Book Two A Perfect 10 Avon Inspire ISBN: 978-0-06-117138-3 April 2008 Inspirational Romance Piper Cove, Massachusetts – Present Day Landscape architect Ellen Brittingham is in love...with a car. The shiny metallic orange special edition Corvette belongs to her devastatingly handsome new neighbor, Adrian Sinclair, millionaire computer geek and security expert. But Adrian comes attached to a gorgeous fiancée and his own carbon-copy son. Even so, Ellen has to continually convince herself that she isn't, or shouldn't, be attracted to this man. Adrian should have flashing neon, hands-off signs posted all over his sexy persona -- that's one line Ellen refuses to step over. Still, she snaps up a job when he contracts her family landscape business to revamp his estate's long-neglected yard in time for his wedding. As Ellen begins spending her days working at the Sinclair estate, she becomes totally enraged at Adr

Ask Five with....NANCY WARREN!!!

Here's a treat for all of us...the fabulously talented Nancy Warren!!! 1. Tell us about your latest release. In fact, I’ve got three! Out in April is French Kissing -- a Harlequin Blaze about couture week in Paris. I loved the idea of putting together Paris, fashion and hot sex. What more could a woman want? Also out this month is the mass market release of Turn Left at Sanity, a Kensington Brava about an eccentric small town. I had this idea that there had once been an institution, full of people who weren’t exactly crazy, but were definitely eccentric. But it ran out of money and so they opened the doors and called everyone cured. Most of the patients ended up settling in the area and this story is about that town and how a hard-driving Manhattan workaholic finds himself falling under its spell— and that of the proprietor of the former brothel turned B&B, The Shady Lady. In May my next Brava is out in trade paperback. It’s called The One I Want and is about a

Book Giveaway.......

Okay, as promised to a few people... .. .... I am going to give away a copy of Lucy Monroe's Housekeeper to the Millionaire . You can read an excerpt by clicking here . To be entered, tell us about which occupation you like your romance novel heroes to have. I'll draw a winner on Sunday night. :)

New Reviews posted at RRT!

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 56, Volume 3, April 21, 2008 In the April 21 issue, we have 24 new reviews for your enjoyment. SITE MAINTENANCE: You will note that several older pages are in transition – but rather than take the site down for maintenance I am leaving all the pages live and updating them on the web. This way, all the reviews remain available, and the navigation buttons still work, even if they are not yet resized. Additionally I am working on an index of reviews by AUTHOR to help you locate reviews more quickly. However, you can always utilize the search engine on the Reviews page and the Main Index. The site is re-indexed every weekend so add the latest reviews to the search engine database. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! You will note that all books reviewed are now linked on our New Releases page as well as in the current and back issues and on the individual genre pages. BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up

Le Grande Mort -- SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN by Lacey Alexander

SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN – Lacey Alexander La Grande Mort NAL Heat ISBN: 978-0-451-22314-2 April 2008 Erotic Contemporary Romance Las Vegas, Nevada - Present Day Brenna Cayton has one bad marriage behind her and is trying to convince herself that she doesn’t need a man to be happy. Hey, she has her job at Blue Night Records to keep her satisfied and she reads self help books on how to ward off those nasty reminders of sexual needs. When Brenna’s boss at the record company presents an offer of a promotion to that of a Artists & Repertoire rep, there’s one tiny problem: turns out they want to ditch the current A & R rep, Damon Andros, the music scene’s bad boy, over bad press, and Brenna can’t let on to Damon the news while he’s training her. She feels a bit guilty, but decides to enjoy her working trip to Vegas and gets a new wardrobe with a vow for a new lease on life. Oh yeah, and not let on that Damon turns her on. Damon has been in the recording business a long time and knows

Winner of the gift certificate is.....

In reading your comments, I was a little surprised that no one mentioned the Queen of Romance- Nora Roberts. (Yes, I saw JD Robb mentioned) I probably would've suggested either Nora or Linda Howard's early ones if they wanted to read contemporary. As for historicals...Lisa Kleypas or Stephanie Laurens. For paranormal, Erin McCarthy or Sherrilyn Kenyon. For erotics, Susan Lyons or Kate Douglas. So many to choose from, right? Anyway, my random number picker picked.... Jennifer Y as the winner of the $10 amazon egift certificate. Congratulations Jennifer! Please send me an email as to what email address you want your gift card sent to.

RRTErotic Reviews Posted 4/17/08

RRTErotic - Issue 19, Volume 2 – April 17, 2008 In this issue, we have 14 new reviews and 8 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me ( ) about our current specials. RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: for details. Enter the April Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held April 30, 2008 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 HANDYMAN - Jodi Lynn Copeland - Sinclair - - Contemporary Romance

Question for readers.......

I thought I'd post a question for readers. If you had someone come up to you and say they want to start reading a romance book, which one would you recommend they read? Give your responses and Sunday night I will pick one person as a winner of a $10 egiftcard from Amazon. :) (One entry per person and household, please)

A Perfect Ten: THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS by Dorthea Benton Frank

THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS - Dorthea Benton Frank A Perfect 10 Avon ISBN-13: 978-0-06-089239-5 ISBN-10: 0-06-089239-0 March 2008 General Fiction Manhattan, New York and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina – The Present Since her divorce, Miriam Elizabeth Swanson has not only lost her husband, Charles, and most of her socially prominent friends, but it has also led to her estrangement from her two grown sons. There is no doubt her life has changed. Miriam wallows in her misfortune. Besides being left for a much younger trophy wife, Charles had already fathered two children with his whore before the divorce! He left Miriam financial strapped, forcing her to live in one of the three apartments that had formerly composed her family home. Plus…all her married life she had volunteered for many causes. Now her standing as a volunteer has dropped to the bottom of the New York socialite pecking order. She is receiving only the most unpleasant volunteer jobs. Rejection, humiliation, jealousy and

Chats upcoming this week....

Click here for the Romance Reviews Today chat room --> RRT Chat Friday night -- Come chat with Patti in the RRT chat room beginning at 9:30pm eastern time. SHE'S ON TOP by Susan Lyons will be given away to one lucky winner! Check out SHE'S ON TOP by clicking here . Hope to see you there! Saturday night -- Minx will be holding her monthly Trivia chat in the chat room beginning at 9pm eastern time. She says she'll be playing a couple of games and you never know what she'll pull out of her goodie bag. ;-) Be sure to stop by and visit with Minx and everyone!

Spotlight Review: TYCOON'S ONE-NIGHT REVENGE by Bronwyn Jameson

TYCOON'S ONE-NIGHT REVENGE – Bronwyn Jameson Silhouette Desire #1865 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-76865-3 April 2008 Contemporary Series Romance Tasmania – Present Day Donovan Keane has returned to the fancy resort in Tasmania to do several things. First and most important is to try to complete the purchase of the resort for his company. Next is punishing Susannah Horton for helping someone else put in a better bid on the property. Weeks ago, they spent a weekend together, so it was probably corporate spying on her part, especially when the higher bidder is her fiancé. Several months ago, while putting in his bid, he met Susannah and they spent a wild, romantic weekend together. After returning to the United States, he was mugged and severely hurt. Despite weeks in the hospital and his rehabilitation, he still has no memory of his time in Tasmania with Susannah nor the reason she would betray him. After finding out her fiancé has out bid him, he is back in Tasmania to exact his revenge,

The winner is.....

The winner of the two books of Stella and Audra Price is... TINA (commenter #7) Please email me at with your mailing info. Congratulations!!!!!!

Ask Five with..........Terry Spear!!!!

1. Tell us about your latest release. Heart of the Wolf is a werewolf romantic suspense where the wolf part of their personna has a human sensibility, and their human counterparts are gifted with the wolf's keen senses. While searching for clues of a lupus garou who is killing women in the rainy Portland suburbs, Bella Wilder becomes the hunted. She had run away from the gray pack who had taken her in when she was young. And she will do so again before the brutish pack leader can have her. Devlyn Greystoke has a mission—return Bella to the gray pack for safekeeping before she exposes their kind and gets herself killed. But little red wolves are in short supply and high demand and Bella’s determined to be the bait to flush out the killer. Keeping her out of danger is only half the trouble Devlyn encounters as his compulsion to make her his mate grows and she fights being his, fearful the pack leader will kill him. Volan Smith, the gray alpha leader, claimed Bella when she was

A Perfect Ten: HER EVERY PLEASURE by Gaelen Foley

HER EVERY PLEASURE - Gaelen Foley A Perfect 10 Ballantine ISBN: 978-0-345-49669-0 April 2008 Historical Romance/Adventure England, 1818 Like a gateway between East and West, lies the Greek island chain of Kavros. Napoleon conquered it almost two decades ago. When he was defeated, Austrian, Russian and Turks, to name only three, cast covetous eyes upon it. At the moment, Kavros is a protectorate of the British. The family that ruled Kavros for generations fled Napoleon and went into exile. The king was poisoned, his heir drowned, his second son stabbed. Princess Sophia, the only remaining member of the royal house, lives in England with her lady in waiting and her stout core of bodyguards. She turns twenty-one on the morrow and is ready to return to Kavros to take up her duties as queen. There's a slight problem there, however. On the way to a secret meeting with lords of the British Foreign Office, Sophia's party is ambushed. Whether the purpose is to abduct or assassinate

Thank you Emily Mckay

we had a great time at chat tonight. Thank you to everyone who came out!!

RRTErotic Reviews posted on April 6th!

RRTErotic - Issue 19, Volume 1 – April 6, 2008 In this issue, we have 29 new reviews and 11 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me ( ) about our current specials. RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: for details. Congratulations to the winners of the March Drawing: Andrea Williamson – Riding Wild by Jaci Burton & The Mark of the Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill Gem – Winner in the Samhain Publishing drawing. Enter the April Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held April 30, 2008 RRTEROTIC IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS TO R

Chat Tuesday Night with Emily McKay!!!!

Come join us in the Romance Reviews Today chat room beginning at 9 pm eastern time as we will be chatting with Emily McKay about her lastest release BABY ON THE BILLIONAIRE'S DOORSTEP. Just click on this chat room link to enter the chat room or go to and click on Chat Room. Check out Emily's post on the blog last week: and check out her website at We look forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two books to give away!

Since these books go together, I've decided to give away not one, but two to ONE winner. Sugar and Sin Silk and Steel They are part of the Eververse series from Stella and Audra Price. These are print books published by Tease Publishing . Learn more about this series and the books by visiting Stella and Audra Price's website by clicking here. Post away and next Sunday, I will draw the name of ONE lucky winner who will win BOTH of these books.

Quick reminder!

Tuesday night there will be a chat in the Romance Reviews Today chat room with Emily McKay, the author who blogged here last week. Chat begins at 9pm est time and you can enter the chat room by clicking here Hope to see you there!

New Poll!

Check out the poll on the left! I'm curious to see what our readers like. I've allowed you the option of picking more than one, but don't pick every single one of them unless that's what you read.

Guest Blogger: Emily McKay talks about Category Romance Books

An unpublished friend of mine recently asked me if there were any benefits to writing category. Apparently she’d been told she should stop targeting the Harlequin/Silhouette line she’d been aiming for and try writing single title. The implication being that her writing was “too good” to be wasted on a category book. Hang around writers long enough and it’s a sentiment you’re bound to hear. That kind of attitude never fails to get my hackles up. Not because I write category, but because I’m a long time fan. So, I decided to come up with a list of five really excellent category books. To make it challenging, I decided to make them all from different authors and different lines. (‘Cause let’s face it, if you can’t come up with five great Stephanie Bond or Suz Brockmann books, you just aren’t trying.) 5. Playing by the Baby Rules – Michelle Celmer – Silhouette Desire Sweet and charming, this book highlights what category romance does best: it visits familiar territory—about two friend

HOT & BOTHERED winner is...........

The winner of HOT & BOTHERED is..... J WILSEY !!! Please email me at with your mailing address!! Friday night, be sure to join me in the Romance Reviews Today chat room ( ) as I'll be giving away a surprise book to one lucky winner. For all you readers who like them hot....this one will singe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any April Fool's Jokes anyone???

I was going to just post another review tonight, but then I thought...since today was April Fool's Day, how about a bit of you telling me about your favorite April Fool's joke, whether it happened today or in the past. Come on, the fairies want to hear!