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Q&A with Emery Lee!!!

Emery Lee, author of THE HIGHEST STAKES, answers questions for us today. Give her a big, warm welcome and say hi! 1. Tell us about your newest release. The HIGHEST STAKES is an epic novel of thwarted love, ambition, deceit, betrayal, adultery, murder… and horseracing! The tale is set in mid-18th century England and Colonial Virginia, a time of high stakes gaming horseracing, when the thoroughbred as we know it today first emerged from the stables of the rich and powerful. 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Writing is something I have dreamed of all of my life, but never would have imagined actually doing. I have always had a decent command of the written word in a technical sense, but never believed that I possessed the imagination for creative writing. I took my first stab at writing a Romance back in 1986 but I never got beyond the first page! I just never had a story until THE HIGHEST STAKES literally entered my dreams. 3. Where do you get your

The winner of .....

NIGHT TIDES by Alex Prentiss is.... LIMECELLO!!! Congrats and email me at

Mo's Book Buzz chat with M.A. Ellis is Wednesday night!!!!!

Author M. A. Ellis joins us to discuss her book, NOT QUITE VANILLA. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a copy of SHAKEN AND STIRRED! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? or go to and click on RRT Chat. Once the login screen loads, type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu. Hope to see you there! Mo Mo's Book Buzz - author chats every Wed night at ! PS....check out the interview she did on the blog by clicking here

A Perfect 10: Shalador's Lady by Anne Bishop

SHALADOR'S LADY - Anne Bishop A Perfect 10 A Black Jewels Novel Roc (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-451-46315-9 March 2010 Fantasy Romance Dena Nehele In QUEEN OF THE DARKNESS, Janelle destroyed the corrupt and horribly evil queens and their warlord princes who had ruled the realms with a storm of power. She barely survived, but now lives in Kaeleer, the Shadow Realm, with her husband and consort, the Warlord Prince Daemon. Throughout the realms, all those with magic are of the Blood; those who wear jewels have the greatest power, and the darker the jewel, the greater the power. Jeweled Warlord Princes and Queens rule the other Blood and the landen, or non-Blood. The territory of Dena Nehel and the Shalador reserves located within this territory suffered from malevolent queens before the witch storm. No Blood females remain who are capable of becoming queen. In SHADOW QUEEN, Theran, the last Prince of Grayhaven, asked Janelle for a queen. She gave him Lady Cassidy for one year.

Spotlight Review: Stolen Promise by Lisa Marie Wilkinson

STOLEN PROMISE - Lisa Marie Wilkinson Medallion Press ISBN: 978-1-60-542069-1 March 2010 Historical Romance England and South Carolina - 1806 Jade has run away before and she will do so again if forced to marry the abusive Dimitri. A Gypsy woman has no choice but to obey the laws of her people. Now her father has told her of another tribe who has offered for Jade’s hand for a half-Gypsy grandson of the tribe‘s leader who will protect her from Dimitri. Before the families can make it official, though, Jade, with the help of her younger sister, Liberina, escapes the Gypsy camp and heads straight into trouble. Evan Dark, half-Gypsy and an American plantation owner, is trying to get aboard ship to return to South Carolina when he encounters, and rescues, a beautiful Gypsy woman. Despite her wildness, Evan is intrigued and enchanted, but the only way for both of them and her sister to escape England safely is to work out a plan. Jade agrees to be Evan’s indentured servant in excha

Book Giveaway: NIGHT TIDES by Alex Prentiss

NIGHT TIDES by Alex Prentiss Paranormal Romance Out now! Blurb: One by one they go missing. And in the lake a voice cries out: “Save them. . . .” In the darkness, in a lake in the middle of a prosperous college town, Rachel Matre feels the water caressing her bare skin, teasing her senses, drawing her body into a lush erotic embrace. For twenty years she has communed with the lake spirits this way—and told no one. The price is simple: She must help those in need. But now a series of young women have gone missing. The police don’t have any bodies, or even a single suspect. Only the spirits seem to sense the truth. Through them, Rachel finds herself drawn into a madman’s web. She alone can save the missing women. But who can save her? This is a new to me author and I bet to a lot of you. Question for you -- Have any new authors you want to tell us about? Post away and I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night! One entry per person and US and Canada addresses only.

Winner of Sexual Secrets is........

Congrats to our latest winner.... ACDAISY95!!! She wins a copy of Sexual Secrets by Melissa MacNeal Please contact me  no later than 4/5/10 by emailing me at with your snail mail address.

Spotlight Review: NAKED EDGE by Pamela Clare

NAKED EDGE – Pamela Clare I-Team Series, Book 4 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-21976-8 March 2010 Romantic Suspense Denver, Colorado – Present Day Gabriel Rossiter works as a Boulder Mountain Parks Ranger and is living his life on the edge. He loves mountain climbing, the higher the mountain, and the harder and more risky the better. Three years ago his fiancĂ©e, Jill, died, and Gabe hasn’t been the same since. He has sex with indiscriminate women and leaves, never forging any kind of relationship; he’s only in it for the sex. One night Gabe is sent to a rockslide at Eldorado State Park where a woman fell during a rockslide. Against all odds, Gabe finds the woman dragging a broken ankle behind her as she tries to crawl to safety. Gabe learns Katherine James is a Dine’, or Navajo, and he’s astounded by her courage and strength. Three months later, Gabe is called to a sweat lodge inipi ceremony where he sees a woman dragged out of the lodge by her hair by a police officer. The

Chat Tonight (Wednesday) with Tori Carrington!!!

Tony and Lori K aka Tori Carrington join us to discuss the paperback release of their book, WORKING STIFF. Door prize: Three lucky winners will each receive one of the first three books in the Sophie Metropolis series! Moderated by KatBos. When? Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? Or go to  and click on RRT chat and then into Mo's Book Buzz. Hope to see you for what is bound to be a WILD chat! Mo Mo's Book chats at Romance Reviews Today!

Q&A with Jill Shure!!!

1. Tell us about your newest release. The novel is called NIGHT GLITTER and it’s a sequel to my novel NIGHT JAZZ, a Ben Franklin Winner. The first novel begins in 1929, when my main character Jeri Devlin, a modern young woman accidentally goes back in time to the first day of the stock market crash of 1929. There she falls in love with Lex Rose. In NIGHT GLITTER her story continues. By now, it’s the Great Depression and she and Lex are facing challenges in their relationship as well as the times. So Lex has serious health issues and ends up in a sanitarium for long term care. On top of this, Jeri discovers they’re broke. In order to pay for Lex’s care, she heads to California hoping to find work in the movies which is much harder than it looks. She ends up fighting to sidestep some of the less savory things girls of the times did in order to survive. I also finished a companion cocktail recipe book called NIGHT CAPS, which uses excerpts from both novels and uses drinks from the past

Contests at Romance Reviews Today

Don't forget the contests Terrie is holding at the Romance Reviews Today web site: Check it out!

Book Giveaway: Sexual Secrets by Melissa MacNeal

Sexual Secrets -- Melissa MacNeal Out now from Kensington Aphrodisia Genre: Turn of the Century London Blurb: Given the chance...would YOU swap husbands??? Delicious Deceit Saved from certain ruin in the back streets of Paris by the wealthy Rutledge Bentley, identical twins Colette and Camille are now members of London's elite. Besotted with their beauty, Rutledge has taken Camille for his bride and married off her twin to his son, Heath. But while Colette can barely keep up with the sexual demands of her prodigious lover, Camille is left unfulfilled by her much-older husband and desires much more... And so it occurs to them: why not change places?? As Colette shares all the intimate details of her sexual escapades with Heath, Camille learns how to tease her new "husband" into a state of arousal that will ensure the sensual release her body is so desperately longing for. Colette, meanwhile, is being seduced by a dark, exotic stranger with a hidden agenda tha

New Reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

Volume 3, Issue 3 , March 2010 March 20, 2010 Updates/Information Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa March Update schedule: 3/2, 3/10 and 3/20 April Update – 4/1, 4/10 and 4/10 Editor: Jane Bowers Check out these Web sites: · · · · · RRT Blog: Patti Fischer Check out the RRTBlog – to be a guest blogger or for an interview contact Patti ( RRT Chats: Scheme, Patti, Mo Monday Nights – Open Forum with Scheme Wednesday Nights – Mo’s Book Buzz Friday Nights – Open Chat with Patti All chats begin at 9 pm EST. Contests!!! Check out the prize books for the March contest and enter for your chance to win. RRT Prize Books TO SIN WITH A SCOUNDREL- Cara Elliott MY DARLING CAROLINE - Adele Ashworth THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON - Sarah Addison Allen (HC) RRTErotic Prize Books DO IT TO ME - P.F.

The winner is.....

The winner of the gift certificate is.......... sayangsometimes Winner, please email me at with your choice of where you want the $10 gc to, Amazon, Fictionwise or B & N. These are electronic, via email prizes, so if you want it sent to another email address than the one you email me with, let me know... For everyone else...stay tuned for more contests.

Q&A with M.A. Ellis!!!

Please give a welcome to author M.A. Ellis! She'll tell us about her latest release, a little about herself and a peek into her future. 1. Tell us about your newest release. NOT QUITE VANILLA is a sweet little tale of light bondage….and chocolate! I was finally able to blend a headstrong heroine with a man who realizes he’s been given the golden nugget of information that will allow him to break through her defenses. In this case, it’s learning that she’s has a secret yearning to be submissive in the bedroom. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? It takes place in the hero’s gourmet kitchen with the heroine on her knees, handcuffed to the hanging pot rack while he does all sorts of torturously erotic things to her. Warning all….don’t try this at home unless all cooking vessels have been removed from the rack. I will not be held responsible for injuries resulting from flying All-Clad when the rack starts a rockin’. 3. When did you first real

Want to win a $10 giftcard?

I am throwing this one out for everyone, Not a book giveaway, but a chance at a $10 giftcard from Amazon or or Fictionwise. It is really simple. Tell us the first line of the book you are currently reading and tell us the name of the book and the author. One entry per person. Anyone can enter but keep in mind the above vendors. Contest ends Sunday March 21st at 6:00 PM Eastern Time and a winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Good luck!

Irish Romance winner is.....

Congrats to CallMeKayla, who wins the copy of The Mammoth Book of Irish Romances. Kayla, please email me at with your mailing info.

Come chat with author Colleen Thompson on March 17th!

Title: Colleen Thompson chats St Patrick's Day night! Date: Wednesday March 17, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: or go to . and click RRT Chat, then head into Mo's Book Buzz. Notes: Romantic Suspense Author Colleen Thompson joins us to discuss her book, TOUCH OF EVIL. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of TOUCH OF EVIL! Moderated by CrazyMo. Learn more about the author at

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

Volume 3, Issue 2 , March 2010 March 10, 2010 Updates/Information Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa March Update schedule: 3/2, 3/10 and 3/20 Well, I wish I could truthfully say Spring has Sprung – alas it has not. It’s still gray and wet here in “sunny” California – and still blizzard like on the east coast. A good time to pick up a good book to read and stay inside where it’s warm! Editor: Jane Bowers Reviewers Updates: Check out these Web sites: · · · · · RRT Blog: Patti Fischer Check out the RRTBlog – to be a guest blogger or for an interview contact Patti ( RRT Chats: Scheme, Patti, Mo Monday Nights – Open Forum with Scheme Wednesday Nights – Mo’s Book Buzz Friday Nights – Open Chat with Patti All chats begin at 9 pm est. Contests!!!. Check out the prize books for the March contest

Spotlight Review: SOMETHING ABOUT YOU by Julie James

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU – Julie James Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23338-2 March 2010 Contemporary Romance Chicago, Illinois ~ Present Day Assistant U.S. District attorney Cameron Lynde doesn’t expect that a night spent in a nearby hotel while her house is unavailable would turn into overhearing a couple having loud, raucous sex—and someone getting murdered. But that is what happens, and with it brings danger to Cameron since she caught a glimpse of the alleged killer. She’s put into protective custody—and back into contact with FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, a man who had an infamous run-in with Cameron that led to his being banished to Nebraska for the past three years. Jack is as thrilled to see Cameron as she is him, but protecting her is more important than their contentious squabbling. Of course, protecting her from the bad guy means 24/7 coverage. Will they be able to be around each other without killing each other? Three years ago, Jack had worked long and hard on

Book Giveaway: The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance anthology

Too many names to list as to who all is in it, but if you love Irish romances, then this will be a book for you! It's currently out now and available at most online stores. An enthralling collection of romantic tales set amidst beautiful Ireland’s lush ancient landscapes: pre-Christian ruins, green hills, rugged cliffs, and pounding Atlantic surf. These stories—by writers such as Roberta Gellis, Bertice Small, Jennifer Ashley, Claire Delacroix, and Mary Jo Putney—honor Ireland’s rich heritage as a land of poets, magic, and mystery. The publication will be just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Want this? Then tell us if you have any St. Patrick's Day plans. Wear green? Eat Irish food or drink Irish liquor? Tell us! And I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night, St.Patrick's Day, of course.

The Louisa Edwards book winner is....

Congrats to tetewa , you're the winner as determined by Custom Random Number. Email me at and I'll forward your snail mail.

Q&A with Louisa Edwards... and a giveaway!!!

1. Tell us about your newest release. Louisa: On the Steamy Side is the second book in my Recipe for Love series; it’s connected to my debut culinary romance, Can’t Stand the Heat, but if you haven’t read that one, don’t worry about it. On the Steamy Side can definitely be read as a stand-alone story! It’s about jaded, cynical celebrity chef Devon Sparks, whose entire life is being turned inside out. Here’s the blurb: She’s Never Met A Man So Mouth-Watering When Lilah Jane Tunkle fled her dull life in Virginia for the bright lights of New York City, she didn’t expect to wind up a nanny to a gorgeous celebrity chef’s ten-year-old son. Working for the delectable Devon Sparks is a sure-fire recipe for disaster, especially after Lilah gets a tantalizing taste of his perfectly seasoned kisses . . . And He Can’t Resist Her Down-Home Spice Devon’s not sure he can handle one more surprise ingredient in his life—he left his popular TV show, his culinary reputation is on th

Book winner is............

The winner of In Bed With the Duke by Christina Dodd is.......... LIMECELLO!!! Congrats Limecello and please email me at by 3/22/10.

Chat Wednesday night with Alannah Lynne!!!

Alannah Lynne chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday March 10, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: Or go to and click on RRT and then Mo's Book Buzz Notes: Author Alannah Lynne joins us to discuss her book, SAVIN' ME from The Wild Rose Press. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each win a free download of SAVIN' ME! Moderated by KatBos. Savin' Me--Coming March 10, 2010 from The Wild Rose Press Kat Owens can't believe her luck. Her new job was supposed to be a fresh start - one that would lead to a position she's coveted for years. Instead, it reunites her with the man she's spent the past thirteen months trying to forget. Only a fool would let Kat slip away. That was Erik Monteague's realization upon waking - alone - after an impassioned night with Kat. But Fate has brought her back into his life, and he'll stop at nothing to rekindle the

Spotlight Review: Chick With a Charm by Vicki Lewis Thompson

CHICK WITH A CHARM – Vicki Lewis Thompson Babes on Brooms Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-45-22936-6 March 2010 Paranormal Romance Chicago – Present Day Lily Revere is a witch and a bartender at the Bubbling Cauldron. Tired of waiting for Griffin Taylor to make the first move, even though she sees the attraction in his eyes, Lily brews an ‘adoration elixir’ to put in Griffin’s drink. She uses her dog, Daisy, as her familiar, and uses the dog’s devotion to her as part of the spell. Lily is determined to take the handsome lawyer to her sister Anica’s engagement party, even though using magic on another person is against the witches’ creed. Griffin is definitely attracted to the beautiful bartender, but she is too attractive and frivolous for him. He wants a sensible, down to earth woman...or does he? Why aren't the women he should be attracted to as good looking as Lily? Griffin and his friends attend their usual happy hour at the Bubbling Cauldron, and Lily serves him her spec

Book Giveaway: In Bed With the Duke by Christina Dodd

In Bed With the Duke by Christina Dodd Out now! Blurb: In the sensuous and compelling world of Christina Dodd’s brand-new historical, no one is exactly what he or she seems . . . Demure lady's companion Emma Chegwidden never defies society’s rules. Until the night she runs straight into the arms of the mysterious and menacing Reaper . . . a man who rides the night-shadowed countryside and conceals his identity behind a mask. His goal is justice . . . or is it vengeance? Only one thing is certain: nothing will stop him from his dark purpose. Michael Durant, long-lost heir to the duke of Nevitt, has a score to settle. Cynical, dangerous and ruthless, Michael is the last man on earth that sensible Emma should defy. But some challenges are too tempting to resist . . . and some passions too fierce to ignore. Soon Michael discovers in Emma the woman he has always longed for . . . a woman whose beauty and courage reach through to his tortured soul . . . and he will defy anything,

A Perfect 10: Some Like it Rough by Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons and Anne Rainey

SOME LIKE IT ROUGH – Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons and Anne Rainey A Perfect 10 Kensington Aphrodisia ISBN: 978-0-7582-3898-6 March 2010 Erotic Contemporary Romance Anthology Some Like It Rough – Kate Pearce Gulch Town, California Luke Warner has returned to town to restore his family’s old pharmacy. Luke had left town hurriedly years ago, and his return is sure to raise a few eyebrows from the townsfolk, especially those of Julia and Paul. The trio was much more than friends as teenagers, but Luke’s sudden departure left a gaping hole in each of their lives. Julia and Paul are lovers, and Luke has a secret passion for the lady himself, but he’s not about to infringe on the couple’s relationship. That is, until he’s invited to a night of passion with Julia. And what about Paul and Luke? Is there also something between them? Kate Pearce has penned a sizzling tale with Some Like It Rough. Gulch Town could be any rural, western town in the United States, but the close-then-ripped-a

Manhunting winner is.........

Congrats to tetewa!!! Please email me at with your snail mail address.

Book Giveaway: Manhunting by Betina Krahn, Joanne Rock and Lori Borrill

Manhunting ISBN: 978-0-373-79523-9 Harlequin Blaze February 2010 Watch out, guys! These ladies mean business… The Chase by Benita Krahn Samantha Drexel has always loved Nick Stack…or at least she’s loved his music. So when Sam first meets the sexy songwriter, she's already halfway seduced. Lucky for her, Nick's more than willing to finish the job… The Takedown by Joanne Rock Luke Owens has been trying to avoid the sensual allure of Tori Halsey, his best friend's little sister, all his life. But all bets are off when she decides to take him down and have her way with him! The Satisfaction by Lori Borrill Kitty Colburn has never believed in resisting temptation. And right now, she's got a fierce craving for chef Josh Beeker. Now all she has to do is convince the notorious playboy that sex with her could be wickedly delicious… Want this? I have a question for readers and your response is your entry into this contest: Do you read the end of the story be

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

March 3, 2010 Updates/Information Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa March Update schedule: 3/3, 3/10 and 3/20 Well, I wish I could truthfully say Spring has Sprung – alas it has not. It’s still gray and wet here in “sunny” California – and still blizzard like on the east coast. A good time to pick up a good book to read and stay inside where it’s warm! Editor: Jane Bowers Reviewers Updates: Check out these Web sites: · · · · · RRT Blog: Patti Fischer Check out the RRTBlog – to be a guest blogger or for an interview contact Patti ( RRT Chats: Scheme, Patti, Mo Monday Nights – Open Forum with Scheme Wednesday Nights – Mo’s Book Buzz Friday Nights – Open Chat with Patti All chats begin at 9 pm est. Contests!!! Congratulations to all the February prize winners!

Winner of A Tale of Two Demons is....

Congrats to ESTELLA!!! Please email me at by 3/15/10.

Chat with Vicki Lewis Thompson on Wednesday night!!

Multi-published author Vicki Lewis Thompson joins us to discuss her books, BLOND WITH A WAND and CHICK WITH A CHARM. Door prize: Vicki is giving away one signed copy of each book! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? March 3rd, Wednesday night at 9:00 PM Eastern time Where?   and click on RRT Chat. Type your name and choose Mo's room ;) Hope to see you for a great chat with an awesome author! Mo Mo's Book Buzz

Q&A with Erica Ridley!!!!

1. Tell us about your newest release. Too Wicked To Kiss is a Gothic romance with a murder mystery at its core. The hero is the most likely suspect, and the heroine is determined to unmask the killer... no matter who it might be. Here is the back cover copy: HIS TOUCH HOLDS HER CAPTIVE... From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait. TO HIS EVERY DARK DESIRE... Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have murdered his parents. Initially, Gavin's towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangeline...until his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse her. But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer? TOO W