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HAPPY HALLOWEEN ... and a Book Giveaway!

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The staff of Romance Reviews Today and RRT Erotic wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween. How do you plan on spending Halloween? Trick or Treating? Parties? Or curled up with a good book? Here is a little history on the tradition in America: As European immigrants came to America, they brought with them their varied Halloween customs with them. Because of their religious beliefs, Halloween in colonial times was extremely limited. It was much more common in Maryland and the southern colonies. As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups, as well as the American Indians, meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The first celebrations included "play parties," public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other's fortunes, dance, and sing. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds. By the middle of t

ASK FIVE with...Kathleen Dante!

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Kathleen Dante is a new author on the publishing scene with two books out in September. She writes hot romance for both Kensington Aphrodisia and Berkley Heat. You’ll be hearing more from Kathleen in the future with her books, so sit back and get to know her. 1. Tell us about yourself. I’m a former trade magazine editor and gave up that job to pursue romance writing. Although I’m not an avid hiker, I enjoy nature and travel, which has taken me to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and other national parks both in the United States and Canada. I hope to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia someday. 2. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My latest releases are ENTANGLED, which is actually my first novel, and a novella in WILD NIGHTS; both of which came out last September. ENTANGLED is an erotic romance set in an alternate Earth where magic exists. The heroine, Kiera, is the president of a toy company faced with industrial espionage and she turns to L

Get ready for Halloween at RRT

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I know Terrie has something in store for Romance Reviews Today, so here's to getting you in the mood. I once went on a ghostwalk. To be honest, I didn't believe in ghosts and other creatures that went bump in the night, but after the ghostwalk tour...I had to reconsider my beliefs. Just think, those creaks and squeaks in your house could be a ghost. shiver Do you have any ghost stories you want to share? Meanwhile, stay tuned to see what RRT & RRT Erotic has cooked up for Halloween.

La Grande Mort--BLUE VELVET

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BLUE VELVET recently received one of RRT Erotic's highest award, La Grande Mort. BLUE VELVET - Christy Poff La Grande Mort Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - www.whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com ISBN-10: 1-59374-702-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-59374-702-2 September 2006 Erotic Romantic Suspense Rating: Erotic California and Wyoming - Present Day Two years ago, Ethan Kingsley's wife, Afton, killed herself because she couldn't deal with her condition. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Afton seemed to have taken it in stride and continued her musical career. Her death was a big blow to Ethan and ever since then he's been in a sort of stupor, surfing alot and letting his staff run Kingsley Designs. However, today that's about to change. First, because someone is trying to buy out his company and second, because he will meet a woman that he can't live without. When Ethan meets Veroniq "Roni" Carlin, it's all he can do not to t

RRT Erotic Ratings

Romance Reviews Today has a spin off called RRT Erotic . It opened in early October and the reviewers have been keeping busy getting some nice reviews for Terrie to put up. (In case you didn't know this little tidbit, Terrie is RRT's sole webmistress and is responsible for the nice set up) RRT Erotic has the following rating system: Sleeper - I should have washed my hair! Foreplay - Interesting but not enough Missionary - Gets the job done Multiple O's - Oh baby I'd go back for more La Petite Mort - Can I have three please? (this would be the equivalent of La Grande Mort for the nibbles) La Grande Mort - Truly to Die For - For Single Title and Short Stories (the equivalent of Romance Reviews Today's Perfect 10) Everytime I use one of the ratings, I crack up. I think the choice of these erotic ratings are fun and original. Go take a peek at RRT Erotic . What do you think about them? And I know Terrie would love to hear what you think of both Romance

ASK FIVE....with LESLIE KELLY

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Since she exploded on the romance publishing scene in 1999, Leslie Kelly has garnered many awards, including two RITA nominations, the highest award from the Romance Writers of America. She is a continual fan favorite among readers and Romance Reviews Today is thrilled she agreed to be our debut author for “Ask Five.” 1. Tell us about yourself. I'm a stay-at-home mom, with 3 daughters, currently living in Maryland...though my house and most of my belongings are in Florida. Long story short--the housing market there has just crumbled, and we moved up here for my hubby's job. Here's hoping things turn around soon! My first book was released in 1999, NIGHT WHISPERS, a Harlequin Temptation. (Actually, that book is being reprinted in February 2007...my first reprint! Yay!) I wrote a total of ten Temptations, including the last one ever published, then switched my focus to Blazes and single title contemporary romances for HQN. 2. What is the title of your latest rel

A Perfect 10 -- THE STOLEN BRIDE

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THE STOLEN BRIDE – Brenda Joyce De Warenne Dynasty, Book 6 A Perfect 10 HQN ISBN: 0-373-77184-3 October 2006 Historical Romance Adare, Ireland – 1818 Eleanor “Elle” de Warenne has been in love with Sean O’Neill for as long as she can remember. But her heart broke four years ago on the day he left to broaden his horizons and to find out just what he was missing in life, or so he said. Since then she has had no word of where he went, where he is, or how he is faring. Sean O’Neill, for all intents and purposes, is missing, and Elle has finally moved on with her life. As she prepares to marry a man she thinks she may be able to love, Elle cannot help but think of Sean and the agony he caused when he promised he’d return, a pledge he reneged on. Sean O’Neill is not the man he used to be after spending the past two years in hell in solitary confinement in prison. Now he has escaped and is determined never to be locked up in closed spaces ever again. But he cannot help but wish for anot

Check out RRT Erotic

Today is the grand opening of RRT Erotic, the sister site for RRT. RRT Erotic is devoted to erotic reviews and interviews and is intended for mature audiences only. http://www.rrterotic.com/ Come pay us a visit!

Welcome!

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