Showing posts from September, 2009

Guest Blogger: Angelica Hart and Zi on Strictly Naughty!

Angelica Hart and Zi are writers published by Champagne Books . Visit their website at We have had opportunity to talk to many people that have an interest in writing. One of the themes that runs as if a stream of consciousness is writer's block. With empathy we listen to wannabe authors describe something tougher than a $2.00 flank steak. That blank white field before you taunting and teasing, "Fill me... fill me... with profound and purposeful rhetoric." Ouch that does hurt. That screen needs a time-out. Bingo... that is what you need to do. Take the time to figure out what you want to say. There is a study out there, it might have been done by someone from Penn. This person polled famous and accomplished authors and asked what was the most important thing. The preponderance of responses were similar. To distill that... have something to say. That is right. Have something to say. There are plenty of people that craft well,

Mo's Book Buzz Chat with....Tina Gabrielle!!!!!!!!!

Chat with....Tina Gabrielle Date: Wednesday September 30, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Notes: Historical romance author Tina Gabrielle joins us to discuss her book, Lady of Scandal. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Lady of Scandal! Moderated by CrazyMo Check out Tina's website at to learn more about this exciting new author.

Spotlight Video: A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder

I read this as an ebook and highly recommend it. You can pick up the print version at by clicking here .

Spotlight Review: WAKING NIGHTMARE by Kylie Brant

WAKING NIGHTMARE – Kylie Brant The Mindhunters , Book 1 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23023-7 September 2009 Romantic Suspense Savannah, Georgia – Present Day A serial rapist is on the loose in Savannah, and the police department is beside itself trying to get enough detectives on its task force. Ryne Robel is in charge of the task force, and hoping for another investigator, not a short woman who says she’s a forensic psychologist, or a profiler. He doesn’t care if she trained under the great Adam Raiker, former FBI profiler, he needs a cop, not a shrink. But his Commander doesn’t see things the same way, and little Miss Abbie Phillips is now on the team. So far their investigation has come up with no common threads to draw the victims together: work, friends, leisure time activities, nothing they can find that helps them figure out how the rapist chooses the victims. But something is different; the women aren’t just raped; oh no, this man wants much more. He injects each victim

Book Giveaway: SO INTO YOU by Sandra Hill

SO INTO YOU by Sandra Hill Out now! Blurb: Angel Sabato was an ex-poker champ, bayou treasure hunter, and Playgirl centerfold. Grace O'Brien is an ex-poker playing nun, folk healer with a secret. When Grace rejects Angel's love, he hightails it out of Louisiana, but neither of them take into account the wacky Cajun matchmaker Tante Lulu who has them in her crosshairs. They don't stand a chance, nor do the precious orphans being rescued by the new Jude's Angels Foundation. You like Cajun heroes? Then post away and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night.

A Perfect 10: AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon

AN ECHO IN THE BONE -- Diana Gabaldon A Perfect 10 Delacorte Press Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-385-34245-2 September 2009 Time Travel/Historical Fiction American Colonies and Scotland - 18th and 20th centuries For those who haven’t read the Outlander series, do yourselves a favor and go back to the beginning. AN ECHO IN THE BONE can be read as a stand alone book, but you’ll be cutting yourselves short by not getting involved with all of the characters in this long-running, engrossing saga. You need to know just how much Claire and Jamie have gone through to be together. Jamie and Claire Fraser have survived a devastating fire at Fraser’s Ridge in North Carolina, and begin the journey back to Scotland to retrieve Jamie’s printing press. Nothing goes as planned, though. Their ship is stopped by a British Navy frigate, although the tables get turned and Jamie, Claire, and nephew Ian find themselves on board the frigate while her captain is on the ship it stopped! As they sail on deciding

Winner of TIE ME DOWN is.....

Congrats to poster #12 -- JANE She wins a copy of TIE ME DOWN by Tracey Wolff! Jane, please email me at with your address.

Chat Sept 23rd with Tracy Anne Warren!!!

Title: Tracy Anne Warren chat Date: Wednesday September 23, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: Notes: Tracy Anne Warren joins us to discuss her book, Seduced by His Touch. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Seduced by His Touch! Moderated by KatBos. Learn more about Tracy Anne Warren by going to her website at

Video Spotlight: KISS AND KIN by Kinsey Holley

Kind of a fun book video.

A Perfect 10: INTIMATE SEDUCTION by Brenda Jackson

INTIMATE SEDUCTION – Brenda Jackson A Perfect 10 Kimani Press ISBN-13: 978-0-373-86120-0 July 2009 Contemporary Romance Charlotte, North Carolina - the Present “The women I deal with know the score…if for some reason they get it into their heads that I am a man who can be caught and tamed, it’s their fault and not mine.” Those are the words of Mr. Donovan Steele, and they say a lot about his personality. Donovan is sexy, intelligent, and successful. He also has women beating down his door for a chance to experience his sexual prowess first hand. He is a no-strings-attached kind of guy who enjoys his bachelorhood to the fullest. When Donovan meets Natalie Ford for the first time, he is instantly attracted to her and determined to have her. “I have no intention of being the next notch on his bedpost.” Natalie cannot deny that Donovan is a handsome and extremely sensual man. She knows that he can have any woman he wants and is unsure of why he’s set his sights on her. Natalie know

Book Giveaway: TIE ME DOWN by Tracy Wolff

TIE ME DOWN -- Tracy Wolff Out now! Blurb: As the only woman on her homicide squad, Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm's length. She never gives into her secret fantasies...until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has—over her mind and her body. Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing star investigator Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn't expect the hard-assed detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession—driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire, and beyond... But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, the lovers realize they've both let down their guard. And losing control could have fatal consequences... Question for readers: Have you ever been tied up? Come on, confess! It

September Reviews Posted

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 73, Volume 1, September, 2009 News/Information: Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read / review from electronic ARC’s. Contact Terrie Figueroa REVIEWS: In this issue, we have 46 new reviews for your reading enjoyment. Anthology MUST LOVE HELLHOUNDS – Charlaine Harris, Nalani Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brooks – Jennifer – Fantasy OUT OF THE LIGHT, INTO THE SHADOWS – Lori Foster, L.L. Foster, Erin McCarthy – Lori – Paranormal Romance Contemporary Fiction LAST LIGHT OVER CAROLINA – Mary Alice Monroe – Diana Risso MOON SHELL BEACH – Nancy Thayer – Kate THE SCOOP – Fern Michaels – The Godmother series, Book 1 – Diana Contemporary Romance CAN’T STAND THE HEAT - Louisa Edwards – Deborah INTIMATE SEDUCTION – Brenda Jackson – A Perfect 10 – Anthonette LUCKY IN LOVE – Carolyn Brown – Allegra SUMMER OF TWO WISHES – Julia London – Patti Fantasy DREAMDARK – SILKSINGER – Laini Taylor –

Book winners......

Here we go...we have two book winners. First off, the Megan Hart book winner is......VIRGINIA. She was poster #2 The winner of Michelle Moran's book is.... PENNEY! She was poster #14 Winners, please email me at with your mailing address. Thank you and congratulations!!!!

Q&A with Michelle Moran and a book giveaway!

Q: What prompted you to write a novel about Cleopatra’s daughter? A: I do a great deal of traveling both for research and for fun, and most of my destinations are archaeological sites. On a trip to Alexandria in Egypt, I was afforded the amazing opportunity of participating in a dive to see the submerged remains of Cleopatra’s ancient city. More than ten thousand artifacts remain completely preserved underwater: sphinxes, amphorae, even the stones of the ancient palace. Although I'm not a fan of diving, it was an incredible experience, and it changed the way I looked at Cleopatra. I immediately wanted to know more about her life, and it was mere coincidence that my next trip took me to Italy, where her ten year-old children were brought to live after her suicide. While in Rome, I was able to retrace her daughter's steps, and upon seeing where her daughter had lived on the Palatine, I knew I had my next novel. Q: What was it like to walk where Selene walked? In particular,

Wednesday night chat....

Is open chat this coming Wednesday night (16th), but feel free to stop by and visit. Who knows if an author will drop in or Crazy Mo will be in a good mood and give out prizes!

Video Spotlight: How to Seduce a Texan by Karen Kelley

I LOL'd at this video. Please watch!

Book Giveaway: Pleasure and Purpose by Megan Hart

Introducing the women of the Order of Solace-three new novellas from the national bestselling master of erotic romance. The handmaidens of the Order of Solace are each named for the exquisite service that best reflects their true calling. Their greatest delight is giving pleasure-devoted as they are to fulfilling the desires of the mind, the needs of the soul, and the cravings of the body. Meet Stillness, called upon to soothe the conscience of a man in need of redemption after a shocking act from his sexual past. Then there's Honesty, whose vow of Solace is to a prince looking for a submissive handmaiden. Instead, he gets the unexpected. And finally, Determination, a handmaiden confronted with a client lost in a haze of random sex and drugs. She has just the plan to literally whip her man into shape. Learn more by going to her site at (age 18 and older only) How do you enter? Simple. Just post the first line in the book you are currently reading. :)


1. Tell us about your newest release. My newest book, DEVOUR ME from Aphrodisia, is a two-novella book. Both stories are about difficult vampires and the women who love them. In the first story, "Dark Obsession," Benjamin Bartlett is a three-hundred year old vampire, once a sea captain, who lives alone in a mansion on the coast north of Boston. He's relatively happy pining away for the vampire who turned him until he meets Star, a vagabond traveling with three companions. The four young people barge into his house when their van breaks down in a storm, and he starts to throw them out, but Star stands up to him and he's smitten. This story has a Gothic feel to it, and is lots of fun. The second novella, "Blood Lust," takes place in the Yucatan on an archaeological dig where Chris Marsh is hoping to find a talisman that will make it possible to walk in daylight. Nicole, the gorgeous archaeologist running the dig, provides even more incentive to find it, but

Tessa Dare Surrender of a Siren winner is........

Congrats to the unimaginative ;-) LINDY aka Aromagik, who can thank Custom Random Number Generator for her win. Congrats Lindy!! Please email me at with your mailing info within five days and I'll get the book out to you. Stay tuned! We have a guest blogger on Friday and another book prize up on Sunday.

Chat with Jan Coffey in the RRT Chat Room on Wednesday night!

Title: Jan Coffey chat Date: Wednesday September 9, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 12 hours, 4 minutes. Location: Notes: Romantic suspense authors Jan Coffey join us to discuss their latest release, Blind Eye. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed reissue copy of their very first book, The Thistle and The Rose! Moderated by KatBos.

Video Spotlight: ARCANE SOCIETY by Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

Tracy Wolff winner is.....

Congrats to Momof1DD! She wins a copy of Tracy's Harlequin SuperRomance. Please email me at with your mailing info and I'll forward it to Tracy.

Spotlight Review: HEAL by Treva Harte

HEAL - Treva Harte Alpha series - Book 5 Loose Id - ISBN: 978-1-59632-960-7 June 2009 Erotic Paranormal Romance - Ménage with M/M interactions -- Short story Las Vegas, Nevada - Present day Arlin could be a pack Alpha someday, but at eighteen-years old, he’s really just interested in enjoying life and all of the pleasures that go along with it. However, he really can’t turn down Hunt Winter’s request to protect the woman who recently saved the life of one of his pack members. It’s too bad that Ruth, the veterinarian in question, is such a prissy little thing, because frankly she smells like great sex to Arlin. Ruth can’t deny that when she first met Arlin she had a moment of carnal interest, but really, what woman needs the trouble such a pretty boy is bound to bring into her life? Not one with her past, so, when he shows up determined to protect her, Ruth is equally as certain that though she’ll accept his protection (after all, experience has shown weres are not

Book Giveaway: SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare!

SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare Out Now! Available at most bookstores. Blurb: Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society’s constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it’s one thing to sketch all her wildest, most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold. To any well-bred lady, Benedict “Gray” Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest—until Sophia’s perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly, he’ll brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. She’s beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogue’s redemption? Or will t

Guest Blogger: Tracy Wolff talks about The Weird and The Wacky (and a contest)

I’m a trivia nerd. Seriously, I’m a freak when it comes to useless—and useful—bits of knowledge. Trivial Pursuit is more than just a game to me, it’s a lifestyle and my husband laughs every time a new subject comes up and I spout off with some weird, obscure fact that almost nobody knows—nobody, anyway, but me and my oldest son, who is following in his mom’s footsteps. I bring this up now because the flip side of the coin is that I love to research. I love, love, love to immerse myself in a new place or a new occupation or a new way of life and find out everything about it. Thank God my career as writer allows me to do just that, every time I pick a new setting or create a new character. So, as I was writing my brand new erotic suspense, Tie Me Down , I immersed myself in the culture and history of New Orleans. Now, I lived in New Orleans for four years so I knew a fair bit about the city to begin with, but as I wrote TMD I learned a whole lot more. So, with no further ado, here are

Spotlight Review: STORM OF VISIONS by Christina Dodd

STORM OF VISIONS - Christina Dodd The Chosen Ones , Book 1 Signet ISBN: 978-0-451-22763-8 August 2009 Paranormal Romance New York City, the Present In the long, long ago, two outwardly beautiful humans came together and mated. The woman was sure the resulting conception would produce a child as magnificent as its parents. Instead, she bore twins who were marked by imperfections. The mother immediately abandoned the boy deep in the forest and cast the girl into a stream. The two of them were saved and gifted by the gods and became the first of the Abandoned Ones, all of whom have some special gift. Each twin gathered six others like themselves. Those who are followers of the boy child are the Chosen Ones who work for the good. The followers of the girl child are the Others, servants of the Devil. This still holds true today; both groups gather recruits from among the world's Abandoned Ones. The Chosen Ones work under cover of the Gypsy Travel Agency. Jacqueline Vargha never want

Winner of Dangerous Passion is......

...congrats to KarenH from NC !!!!!!!!!!!!! Karen, please email me within ten days at with your mailing info.

Chat with Jess Granger at Romance Reviews Today!

Jess Granger joins us Wednesday night to discuss her book, Beyond the Rain. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Beyond the Rain! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? 9:00PM Eastern Time (Wednesday Sept 2nd) Where? or go to and click on RRT Chat. Type in your name, choose Mo's Book Buzz in the chat room menu and click on Login ;) Hope to see you there! Mo Mo's Book Buzz Jess Granger's website:

Video Spotlight: DARK SLAYER by Christine Feehan