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Ask Five with....DIANNE CASTELL!!!

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If you've ever met Dianne Castell, one thing that will stick in your mind is that this woman never stops! Dianne is a whirlwind wherever she goes and it transcends to her stories. You can feel her electrifying talent for creating memorable characters and sizzling dialogue in her stories. Her latest is I'll Be Seeing U and you can read the review here . 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? Hi, Patti! Thanks for taking time to interview me. I just love talking about books and talking with you! My latest book is a November release, I'll Be Seeing U (Kensington BRAVA). It's the last book in my O'Fallon series and I hate to see the guys go. This is Quaid's story: Quaid is the street-tough kid adopted by the tight-knit O'Fallon clan and made into one of their own. He still has a hint of danger humming under the surface and a heart fiercely loyal to the man who saved him, Rory O'Fallon. That's why Quaid's come

A Perfect Ten: DEADLY GAMBLE by Linda Lael Miller

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DEADLY GAMBLE - Linda Lael Miller A Perfect 10 Mojo Sheepshanks Series, Book 1 HQN ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77141-7 ISBN-10: 0-373-77141-X November 2006 Romantic Thriller Cave Creek, Arizona - Present Day Mojo Sheepshanks woke up this morning lying in bed next to her ex-husband, Nick DeLuca. Problem -- Nick’s been dead for two years. And it seems that now the ghost of his former self needs Mojo’s blessing before Nick can make the journey to his final resting place. Nick really, really wants her forgiveness, so he finds her a pet -- her long lost cat Chester. And -- you guessed it -- Chester’s dead too! So now that Mojo is seeing ghosts and talking to them, the fun is only just beginning... Mary Josephine Mayhugh (Mojo) witnessed the brutal murder of her parents, Evie and Ron, when she was just five years-old. They say her half-brother Geoff is the killer -- Mojo can’t remember any, of it and Geoff went to prison. She does remember being covered in blood and crawling into the clothes dr

What do you want for Christmas?

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I think most readers cherish the gift of a book, or even a gift card from a favorite bookstore. I know for myself, I'd rather have a gift card from a bookstore than a department store, but I don't think my family listens to me or what I want. *g* Besides, I tend to go out and buy books when I want them, rather than put them on a list of books in hopes that someone will get them for me. Why do I think that the books will be gone if I don't get them now? Today I placed an order at Amazon. I do a lot of online book buying because I hate to fight the crowds and because my local bookstores are not good about getting new books out. I'm impatient. :) I bought: DROP DEAD GORGEOUS by Linda Howard UNDER THE WIRE by Cindy Gerard BIT THE JACKPOT by Erin McCarthy I really want them as they are all auto buy authors for me. I guess this is my Christmas present to myself. How about you? Do you have auto buy authors? Are there some books coming out soon that you can't wait to g

Visit RRTErotic!

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If you haven't yet visited RRTErotic , then stop by to check out the reviews on books rated steamy enough to knock your socks off. COLTERS’ WOMAN - Maya Banks La Grande Mort Samhain Publishing - www.samhainpublishing.com ISBN: 1-59998-145-9 October 2006 Erotic Contemporary Romance - Ménage Rated: Red Hot! Read Colorado - Present Day Adam found her lying unconscious in the snow. He had no idea how she got there, but he immediately knew that she was the one. He hurriedly carried her nearly frozen body into the cabin. When Holly regains consciousness, she thinks she’s died and gone to heaven. She glances appreciatively from green-eyed Adam to brown-eyed Ethan to blue-eyed Ryan. They introduce themselves as the Colter brothers and are undeniably the most handsome men she has ever seen. Although she wants to savor her newly found eye candy, she knows that she has to leave. She is on the run from an abusive husband who will stop at nothing to get her back. She saw him comm

The winners are.....

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The three winners I drew out are... ReadingAddict1 Rachael Mimmi CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please email your name and address to Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com. List your 3 book choices in order of preference #1, #2 and #3 and it's first come, first one gets it in case someone wants the same book. Don't forget there's a contes t at Romance Reviews Today every month. The November contest ends 11/30/06. Be sure and enter for your chance to win. *******HAPPY HOLIDAYS*******

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are staying home or traveling, stay safe and save room for pie. Holidays are for spending time with our family and friends and putting the hardships of the past year behind us. Just remember, the pilgrims and indians came together for the feast we in the USA call Thanksgiving. As a special treat for readers, I'm giving a book away each to three readers. Just post and you'll be entered. Winner will be announced Friday. Probably sometime after I get back from Black Friday shopping :) Here are the list of books: MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING anthology by various authors including Sherrilyn Kenyon and Charlaine Harris ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Leslie Kelly WHISPER OF WANTING by Jamie Sobrato I’LL BE SEEING U by Dianne Castell THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS by Christina Dodd THE MARRIAGE TRAP by Elizabeth Thornton NOTHING TO FEAR by Karen Rose THE KEPT WOMAN by Susan Donovan FIRST LOVE by Julie

Ask Five with.....GENIE DAVIS!!!!

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Note: book giveaway winner notice is down below, or click here . Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Genie Davis, also known as Nikki Alton. Yes, she has a double life as a writer of everything, as you’ll see below. Don’t forget to check out RRTErotic’s review of THE COWBOY . 1. Tell us about yourself Let's see - along with being a novelist, I'm a produced screen and television writer. My first romantic suspense novel, The Model Man, January 2006, Kensington, received the Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award. A second romantic suspense, Five O'Clock Shadow will be released February 2007. My erotic romance novella Rodeo Man was released as Nikki Alton in The Cowboy anthology by Kensington/Aphrodisia, August, 2006. And my short story, "The Girl & the Gun" is now available through Amazon Shorts; my first novel, the noir Dreamtown, was published by a small press, The Fiction Works, in 2001. It's still available on Amazon. In film, I

The Book Giveaway winner is..........

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**************Congratulations MO!!!!!************* Please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your book choice. There will be another book giveway later in the week, so stayed tuned!!!

Remember your first romance novel?...and enter to win a book!

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Do you remember when you started reading romances? I get my love of reading from my mother. I remember growing up and my mother always had a Harlequin or Gothic romance nearby to read. I read a few of the Gothic’s, but they were basically had the same dark tone. It was dark and stormy night… The romance was there, but played a secondary part. I delved right into the Harlequins. Most were the same. Took place in England and featured nurses and doctors or a businessman and the heroine was his faithful secretary. Good, basic romances for a young teen to whet her appetite on. Okay, a little corny by today’s standards, but these were the sixties. The bodice rippers, as the historical romances were generally labeled, became popular in the early 70’s and I read a few of those. But I think I found my niche when the Harlequin Presents began in 1973. Steamy, alpha men made my toes curl and I devoured them all. I loved the foreign locations and dreamed of visiting Greece, Italy or where

Ask Five with....Heidi Betts!!!

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Heidi Betts writes some awesome stories for Silhouette Desire. This month she has BEDDED THEN WED, which I highly recommend readers picking up at the store. You can read the review for BEDDED THEN WED here . Now it's time to get to know Heidi and learn more about her and her stories. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? BEDDED THEN WED is out this month from Silhouette Desire and is the story of wealthy rancher Mitch Ramsey, who's never given much of a second look to his neighbor, Emma Davis--until an unexpected encounter leads to a night of unbridled passion. Mitch figures the affair can be a discreet diversion, one they're both going into with eyes wide open. Then Emma's father makes him an offer he can't refuse--marry Emma and Mitch will inherit what he's always coveted: the entire Davis ranch. But Emma can never know... I really loved writing about Mitch and Emma. Partly because of the emotional intensity of thei

Get to know Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic

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For today’s blog, I thought I’d do something a little different. Here’s an interview with the owner/webmistress and the Jill of all trades of Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic …Terrie Figueroa! When did RRT open for business? The first issue or Romance Reviews Today launched October 1, 2000. We’ve just launched the new erotic site RRTErotic on October 5th, 2006. How did RRT come about when there were other review sites online? Romance Reviews Today was started when I, and several other RomCom reviewers found ourselves with books to review and no place to send them when RomCom closed. We found out RomCom was closing in August of 2000 and promptly got to work on RRT. To say it was a learning experience would be putting it mildly. In the early days, was it hard to get books? Not too difficult. Some publishers were more than ready to send arc’s out, others we had to work for. The reviewers often bought the books initially and reviewed them. After sending reviews for se

A Perfect Ten: ONE MORE TIME

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ONE MORE TIME – Claire Cross A Perfect 10 The Coxwells , Book 3 Berkley Sensation (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 0-425-21198-3 November 2006 Contemporary Romance If we judged a book by its cover, then anyone would say that Leslie and Matt Coxwell had it all. Perfect jobs they loved, a decent teenaged kid, Annette, a quaint little house that was neither too little nor too big, and…each other. But if somebody decided to look past the pretty picture of this perfect family, that’s when the pages start to turn brittle. Matt never wanted to be a district attorney and is tired of dancing to his father’s tune while receding into his brother’s shadow. After losing -- intentionally -- a big case that would have gone a long way in making Coxwell & Coxwell the premiere law firm to go to, Matt’s life changes drastically. He can’t believe that his wife never knew he wanted out of this career he never chose. As a Coxwell son, it was expected that he go to law school, and as a good son, he did

Ask Five with....KATE DOUGLAS!!!!!

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Even before I got to know Kate Douglas ,I'd heard good things about her and her stories. She might be a grandmother, but she writes some of the hottest stories out there. She started out published in ebooks, then onto print publishing. She is now one of the busiest authors out there. But she's also one of the nicest. Sit back and get to know Kate. 1. Tell us about yourself. Wow...that’s a wide open question! Sometimes I feel like the “old broad” among authors of erotic romance. I’ve been writing professionally since 1971 when I wrote copy for a small country western radio station in Turlock, California...since then I’ve been a newspaper reporter, cartoonist, author of numerous fiction and non-fiction pieces and a romance author since my first sale to an epub in 1998. I’ve been married to the same wonderful guy for 35 years and we’ve got two grown kids, a son and a daughter, who are married and parents themselves. Doug and I are remodeling a house in the mountains in n

Wiiner of the Book Giveaway....

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***Congratulations to the book giveaway winner… AMY S.!!!!*** Amy S. please contact Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and address, plus the book you want. The latest edition of Romance Reviews Today is up! Check out the new reviews here . Don’t forget to enter the contest on the site here . Check out the great books being given away. Read a good book and want to share it with us? We’d love to hear from you! All you need to do is contact Terrie. Here is what she says: What are Reader Comments and how can I submit them? Readers' Comments are just what they sound like. If you've read a book and want to share you enthusiasm about it with thousands of other readers, submit your comments to Terrie_Figueroa@romrevtoday.com. All comments must include the following: Title / Author / Publisher / Your Comments on the book (please limit your comments to no more than five lines of text) and a Note if you want you name or email published with your comments. (RRT reserve

Happy Veteran's Day...and a book giveaway!

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Happy Veteran’s Day from Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic ! We all have been touched by a military veteran at one point in our lives. It could be you, a family member, friend, neighbor, coworker, or anyone out there. Here’s a little history of how Veteran’s Day came to be known as it is today:* Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approva

Come Chat with....Sierra Dafoe!

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Sierra Dafoe is always a fun person to chat with and her chats always end up being interesting. Romance Reviews Today is proud to have Sierra chat with us on Friday, November 10th at 9:30PM Eastern Time (6:30pm Pacific Time) in the RRT Chatroom . * Sierra plans on giving away a copy of her ebook. Please join us, but first, get to know a little more about Sierra! 1. Tell us about yourself. Hi Patti! Oh my, let's see... Well, I live in New Hampshire, in the White Mountains which are just stunningly beautiful. I lived in Maine for twenty years and I miss the ocean, but it's a fair trade, ocean for mountains. I've been writing just about as long as I can remember -- in fact, I vaguely remember the first story I wrote that I was pleased with. It was called 'Tommy the Turtle', on those manila sheets with double-wide lines on them... I did illustrations across the top of each page. That was either first or second grade :) I've written plays, poems, shor

RRTErotic - Issue 2, Volume 1 - November 6, 2006

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In this issue from RRTErotic , we’ve got 32 new reviews and 21 tasty nibbles for your enjoyment. RRTErotic’s Reader Zone -- Read something sinfully sexy lately -- want to tell us about it? Check out the guidelines for contributions to RRTErotic’s Reader Zone. What are Reader Comments and how can I submit them? Readers' Comments are just what they sound like. If you've read a book and want to share you enthusiasm about it with thousands of other readers, submit your comments to Terrie_Figueroa@romrevtoday.com. All comments must include the following: Title / Author / Publisher / Your Comments on the book (please limit your comments to no more than five lines of text) and a Note if you want you name or email published with your comments. (RRT reserves the right to crop and edit reviews to fit the size parameters and standards of grammar. Additionally, RRT reserves the right to reject submissions that include profanity, overly graphic descriptions, or an attack on an au

ASK FIVE...with...DELLE JACOBS!

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Meet Delle Jacobs, the author of Regency Romances from Awe-Struck . Our own Jane Bowers says this about HIS MAJESTY, THE PRINCE OF TOADS: "Delle Jacobs is expert at relationship building and developing original plots. She's the author of two earlier Regency romances, MUDLARK and LADY VALIANT, that I also recommend highly. HIS MAJESTY, THE PRINCE OF TOADS is a treat historical readers won't want to miss.” You can read more on Jane’s review here . Sit back and get to know more about Delle Jacobs and her stories. Then head on over to Awe-Struck and purchase her book. Tell us about yourself. I'd love to tell you I'm young, beautiful, rich and talented. Well, I am when I write. The real world sees me differently, though. I spent a large portion of my life in Social Work, counseling troubled families and children, and I loved that work, but I've always been a writer at heart, and eventually I turned to writing fiction full time. At home, in my muu muus.

A Perfect 10: CONSPIRACY GAME

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CONSPIRACY GAME - Christine Feehan Ghost Walker Series - Book 4 A Perfect 10 Jove ISBN: 0-515-14216-6 November 2006 Paranormal Romantic Suspense Rainforest in the Congo & Montana - Present Day Ken Norton was captured during a heroic rescue and was brutally tortured. Jack, his twin brother, led a second team, determined to get Ken out. They did rescue a critically wounded Ken, and if he ever recovers from his torture, it will be a miracle. Jack was leading the second team and, being the one who had the job of covering with firepower during their escape, he took a hit and went down. Jack then took Ken's place as the victim of the inhumane torture by these cruel rebels who took their anger out on him. The worst is a mad man known as Major Biyoya who has just finished carving his name in Jack's chest, which fuels the rage Jack feels. As the rebels rub in salt and ashes to make Biyoya's name easy to read, Jack snaps, and though his hands are tied, he slices the neck of th

ASK FIVE with....LUANN MCLANE!

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Meet LuAnn McLane , the hot author of sexy stories from NAL. She got her first big break in Lori Foster's writing contest and hasn't looked back. LuAnn is not only talented, she's fun to be around. Get to know her better! 1. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Kentucky and although I dread winter, making me contemplate moving south, I will probably always remain in the the Bluegrass state. When I'm not writing, my life revolves around my four children. My interests and hobbies include reading (wow there's a surprise), sports (watching, not playing) and traveling to anywhere south with a beach. For relaxation I enjoy watching chick flicks with my daughter and listening to country music. I have a group of girlfriends (like the Ya Ya Sisterhood but not *quite* so dysfunctional) that I get together with to chat and laugh about nothing in particular and I love spending time with my reader and writer friends both in person and online. 2. What

Get Carried Away…A Friday Night Chat featuring Carrie Alexander!

Would you like to be Carried Away? By a mystery man who shoots sparks from his fingertips...a nerdy scientist who foils a crime ring with firewater...or maybe a tall, dark and dangerous biker in leather chaps? Chat with author Carrie Alexander and friends the first Friday of the month at Romance Reviews Today beginning at 9:30PM EST/6:30PM PST. Laughter and prize giveaways guaranteed. Fantasy men available at your local bookstore. Come join us in the RRT Chatroom! Click here and then click Chat Now! It will be a Friday night not to miss!!! PS: The chatroom has been upgraded recently, so you may want to try it out ahead of time.

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 39, Vol. 3- November 1, 2006

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Romance Reviews Today is pleased to present 38 new reviews, 3 nibbles. (Quick List of new reviews) • OCTOBER CONTEST WINNERS o Melissa Bradley is the winner in Pat White’s Contest o Theresa Brookins has won Prize # 1 in RRT’s Monthly Contest o Karen Haas has won Prize #2 in RRT’s Monthly Contest • NOVEMBER PRIZES will be posted shortly • October Author Spotlight - LAURA MARIE HENION • FAQ -- you asked -- here are the answers. Have a question? Email me! terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com • Check out the reviews and interviews, and enter this month’s drawing for great books. • Romance Reviews Today is offers advertising, banner design and single page web space! Check out the Author Promotional Services Page for pricing. If you don’t see something that meets your needs, email me directly and we can talk about it. Terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com • Featured Authors o Pat White Thanks for visiting RRT! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress RRT Home Romance Reviews Today Intervi

The Winner of the Halloween Book Giveaway is...

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****Congratulations JODI!!**** Please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com your choice of which book you want, along with your name and mailing address Look for more book giveaways coming soon! Friday night Romance Reviews Today will begin a once a month chat that features Carrie Alexander joining us. A little Carrie-nary bird says she's giving away several copies of her upcoming book. Place: RRT Chatroom. You can reach it by going here and clicking the chat room button. Day: November 3rd (Friday) Time: 9:30 EST/ 6:30pm PST Regular chats will continue to be held on Friday nights and Monday nights, as well as a once a once trivia game chat.