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Out with the old...and in with the new

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As 2006 ends, it is time for reflection. What author or series did you discover in 2006? Did you find an author that others have raved about and you didn't read until 2006? What about new authors--did you discover a brand new author? Tell us about your new discoveries of 2006!

Ask Five with... Alyssa Brooks!!!

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Alyssa Brooks is one busy woman! Between her writing and raising her family (and husband), she's also the co-owner of Wicked Escapes , a free-ezine for erotica readers. Sit down and get to know Alyssa Brooks : 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My October Kensington Aphrodisia release, The Cop, is still on bookstores shelves. An anthology by myself, Sasha White, and Renee Alexis, The Cop is all about the sexy heroes who serve and protect us. Yummy! My novella features a heroine, Kirsten, who finds herself arrested by a small town sheriff, Reid, after being framed for stealing her ex's convertible. Unfortunately, the town's jailhouse is under construction, and it's the weekend, so Reid is forced to take Kirsten home. Sparks fly, the handcuffs trade power, and soon Reid and Kirsten find themselves in deeply in love...and trouble. Interested readers can watch the book trailer and find out more on my website at www.alyssabrooks.com/ar

Reviews added 12/20/06

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As we count down to the new year... Quick List of Reviews Added 12/20/06 A KILLING TIDE - P.J. Alderman - Astoria, OR - Present Day - Diana - Romantic Suspense FEY BORN - R. Garland Grey - Eire - Courtney - Fantasy LUSCIOUS CRAVINGS - Cameron Dean - A Candace Steele Vampire Killer Novel, Book 2 - Las Vegas, NV - Present Day - Terrie - Paranormal Romance MIRANDA'S HEART - Regan Taylor - Eadron, Littan, Martan - Vi - Sci Fi - Futuristic Romance ONE LAST LOOK - Linda Lael Miller - Dry Creek, AZ - Present Day - Marilyn - Romantic Suspense SHOOTING STAR - Colby Hodge - Sometime in the future - the Planet Lavign - Carol - Futuristic Romance SWEET SUBMISSION - Desiree Gelsi - An Unspecified Mountain Range - Lori - Paranormal Romance THE INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE - Deborah MacGillivray - Seven Sisters of Colford Hall, Book 1 - Falgannon Isle, Hebrides of Scotland - Present Day - Diana - Contemporary Romance w/ paranormal elements UNLEASHED - R. York/ S. Kearney/ Diane Whitesi

The Gift Card winner is....

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*** Lori H !!!! *** Lori H, please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your full name and address and I'll get the $10 walmart giftcard off to you as soon as I can. Congratulations!

Holiday Traditons and Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays from everyone at Romance Reviews Today ! Here we are, Christmas in on Monday. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate, it’s interesting to note that most everyone does it differently. Whether it’s opening presents Christmas Eve night or waiting until Christmas morning. Making cookies from scratch or buying them. Turkey, ham or prime rib. We all have our family traditions in one way or another. In my family, it’s a tradition to have crab on Christmas Eve and then open part of our presents that night. We unwrap the rest in the morning. Dinner is usually a quiet affair, unlike the gut busting Thanksgiving dinner. In years past, we’ve had a brunch and other times a roast. I guess everyone is pretty tired after the holiday rush. I asked some of the RRT staff their family traditions or memories, and this is what they had to say… Jane says: We used to decorate the tree on Christmas Eve while listening to Lionel Barrymore read Dickens' Christmas Carol on the

Merry Christmas...and a giveaway!

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Here's hoping your presents are bought and wrapped. That you're on Santa's good list and not his naughty list. That you have plans to spread good cheer and goodwill to all. A special treat from us here at Romance Reviews Today and RRT Erotic : *** Post here and be entered to win a $10 gift card from Walmart *** Winner will be chosen and posted Sunday shortly after after 1 pm eastern time. Happy Holidays! PS...Come join us in the RRT Chatroom Friday night at 9:30 Eastern Time!

A Holiday visit with author Susan Lyons

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Susan Lyons has had a fantastic year. She had two books that scored a Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10, Champagne Rules and Hot in Here . Now she has added to her publishing arsenal a couple of short stories over at Wild Rose Press . Here is a short interview about her latest books. 1. You have a couple of short stories out now from Wild Rose Press. What are the titles and what are the stories about? I have two seasonal stories, " A Christmas Wish " and " Dawn of a New Year ." In " A Christmas Wish ," everything's gone wrong for Carrie this Christmas Eve, so it's no surprise the mall's Santa has already left when she and her four-year-old daughter Tanya arrive. But Carrie's luck turns and the man in the red suit returns. Will Santa - a.k.a. Nicholas - be the answer to Tanya's Christmas wish for a new daddy? In " Dawn of a New Year ," newly divorced Ann has special plans for New Year's: doing exactly what she wa

Ask Five with.......ALEXIS FLEMING!!!!

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Meet super hot writer Alexis Fleming . She hails from Australia and is a hoot in person. She first caught my eye with A HANDYMAN'S BEST TOOL and Romance Reviews Today is delighted to have reviewed her latest release PROJECT:MAN . You can read the review here. Get to know this talented writer: 1. Tell us about yourself. Hmm, well, I guess the most important this is I was born and bred in Australia and the majority of my contemporary stories have an Aussie flavor. I grew up a country girl and then transplanted myself to the city. I married a man with serious wander lust so I indulged my desire to see something other than Australia. After spending time in New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, as well as Outback Australia, home—for the moment!—is the southern coast of New South Wales, about three hours south of Sydney. When I’m not tied to my computer creating hot, sizzling stories full of love and laughter, and a few trials and tribulations thrown in to test my characters,

The Winner of the book from Annette Blair is...

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LISA FREEMAN!!!!!!! Congratulations, Lisa! Email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and mailing address and I'll pass it on to Annette Blair. I hope everyone is having a fantastic Holiday Season. If you want something to keep you warm or a pick me up for the winter blues, head on over to RRT Erotic and check out some great reviews. Terrie just added on the 15th the following: ANGEL'S FORECAST - J.J. Massa -The Weather Series, Book 3 - Napoleon Parrish, LA - Present Day - Sinclair - Paranormal Romance ARENA STATION - Viola Grace - Champions of Terra, Book 1 - Arena Station - Maggie - Futuristic Romance - Short BUDDY SYSTEM - Caitlyn Willows - California - Sinclair - Contemporary Romance CAJUN FIRE - Cheri Valmont - Horville Family Saga, Book 2 - Harrisburg, LA - Sinclair - Contemporary Romance CONVINCE ME - Arianna Hart - New York City, NY - Present Day - Jennifer - Paranormal Romance - Short CORRUPTION UNCONTROLLED - B.L. Foxxe - Wako Springs - 51st Century -

Ask Five with...ANNETTE BLAIR..and a giveaway!!

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Talk about being published in different genres…and being successful at it! Here is one author who does it. Meet Annette Blair, who started out published in historicals and now also writes contemporary-set stories. She’s been on the national best-seller’s list and is always popular at conferences and booksignings wherever she goes. You can read RRT’s review of THE SCOT , THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE here . 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My latest release, out this month, is THE SCOT, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. Talk about meeting the man of your dreams ... A Highland Scot with a hidden agenda and a hereditary Pictish Witch in denial discover shared dreams and a century-old spell that could change them forever This story is about Victoria Cartwright who inherits a key to the family wardrobe that can only be opened by the woman who inherits her ancestor's magic, and will complete the spell on its contents--to reunite a pair of century-old lov

Ask Five with........Shiloh Walker!!!

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Shiloh Walker is probably one of those authors you've heard about, but don't know a lot about. Shiloh has written stories that will fit just about anyone's tastes, whether it be a paranormal or a contemporary. Sit down and get to know the very busy Shiloh Walker. 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My latest release is an ebook at Samhain Publishing It's a paranormal romance, about a man who can talk to the dead. A horrific tragedy blasted open a door in young Michael O'Rourke's mind-cursing him with the ability to talk with the Dead. Nearly two decades later, Michael has moved from victim to survivor, using his abilities to seek out those who would go unjudged. With his gift, he talks to those who've died violently and seeks out their killers. Only once he's found the murderer, can the victims be at rest. After his last case, the only thing he wants is peace and he hopes to find it in the small town of Mi

A Perfect 10---IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS

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IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS -- Wendy Markham A Perfect 10 Signet ISBN: 0-451-22003-5 December 2006 Time Travel Romance New York City and Glenhaven Park, New York - The Present and 1941 Clara McCallum should be engrossed in the latest film that she's starring in, but a simple visit to the doctor has changed everything. She's just been told that she has breast cancer and that she must undergo treatment for it. Unable to tell her divorced parents just yet and alone with her thoughts, the disease is all she can focus on, understandably, but she still has a job to do. Dressed in period costume for the World War II era movie she's making, Clara boards a vintage train to Glenhaven Park where she will meet the actor who plays real life war hero, Jed Landry. The film is based on Jed's life before he goes off to war and never returns. The short journey on the train is a momentous one for Clara. First of all, she bangs her head when the train suddenly lurches, and then, as she a

Operation G-Spot winner is..........

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KIM!!!!!!! Kim, please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your full name and address and I'll pass it on to Jodi. Thanks everyone for participating! Keep your eye out for more giveaways! ########## ######## For a fun blog topic, I have a question for you to ponder. If given a chance to have a meal with one author, which author would you want it to be? Can be dead or alive.

Ask Five with...Jodi Lynn Copeland and a Giveaway!!!

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Jodi Lynn Copeland is the author of several sinfully sexy stories and if you haven’t read her, once you do, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t before. She started out published in ebooks, but is now also with the Kensington Aphrodisia line. Her latest is Operation G-Spot and yes, it is that g-spot. *g* Get to know this very busy woman with many hats. 1. What is the title of your latest (or upcoming) release and what’s it about? Operation G-Spot was released from Kensington Aphrodisia on November 28th. I think the title probably speaks for itself *g*, but the book is set around the search for that all-elusive G-spot. Three women meet online and form a chat group called Operation G-Spot. The women come from cities across the U.S. and very different walks of life, but have the commonality they cannot attain an orgasm with anything other than sex toys or their own hand, and in one woman’s case not even that will do. The three stories within Operation G-Spot entail each of the

Sometimes Naughty is Nice.....

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I thought I would point out that RRTErotic has a ton of Naughty Nibbles for readers to check out. These are stories under 50 pages and good reading for someone who wants something short and hot. No, not the girl. I'm talking about RRTErotic... Here is a copy of the index, but you can find them all at RRTErotic ... Electronic Publishers - Nibbles Index Amber Heat 12/5/06 Changeling Press 12/5/06 Cobblestone Press 11/25/06 Ellora's Cave 12/5/06 eXtasy Books 11/25/06 Freya's Bower 11/15/06 Jovian Pleasures 10/5/06 Loose Id 11/6/06 New Concepts 11/25/06 Ocean Mist Press 11/25/06 Phaze 12/5/06 Samhain Publishing 11/25/06 Silks Vault 11/25/06 Sizzler Editions 10/20/06 The Wild Rose Press 11/6/06 Triskelion Publishing 11/25/06 Torquere Press 11/25/06 Venus Press 12/5/06 Whiskey Creek Torrid 10/25/06 Peronally, I like the Naughty Nibbles because I get my sex fix very quickly. :)

Latest RRTErotic Reviews are up!

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Just Added 12-5-06 A BEND IN TIME - Michelle Miles - The Adventures of Ransom and Fortune, Part One - Present Day - USA & 1297 - Scotland - Maggie - Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance A POLITICAL ANIMAL - Mikala Ash - Present Day - Australia - Terrie - Paranormal Romance - Short Story BLAME THE RAIN - Ann Cory - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance - Short Story CALL ME - Lena Matthews - Joker's Wild, Book 1 - Present Day - USA - Holly - Contemporary Romance CARJACKED - Liz Craven - Present Day - Ashford, CT - Phillipa - Romantic Comedy DANE - Jodie Becker - The Ripple Effect, Book 1 - New York City, NY & Egypt - An Alternate Present Day _ Isabelle - Paranormal Romance DISCIPLES OF PLEASURE - Desiree Erotique - Elsa's Erotic Escapades, Book 1 - Present Day - Planet Nemi - Ariel - Paranormal Romance FIREBIRD - Jaycee Clark - Laru Mountains & Russia - Maggie - Paranormal Romance - Short Story GRACE UNDER PRESSURE - Melissa Schroeder - Present Day - Cannon, TX - Jennifer - Ro

A Perfect Ten: THE KEY

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THE KEY - Jennifer Sturman A Rachel Benjamin Mystery , Book 3 A Perfect 10 Red Dress Ink ISBN-13: 978-0-373-89603-5 ISBN-10: 0-373-89603-4 December 2006 Mystery New York City and Vicinity ~ Present Day Investment analyst Rachel Benjamin is involved in a killer deal, but she may kill her boss before it’s over. Glenn Gallagher is making Rachel and her colleagues, Jake Channing and Mark Anders, work overtime to seal a takeover of a company. Plus, Glenn treats Rachel like chattel. The more Rachel works for Glenn, the more her active imagination dreams up ways to kill him. Then Glenn falls over dead in front of her. The cops say it was murder. And Rachel is the top suspect. When Glenn’s secretary is pushed in front of a train by a woman who looks a lot like Rachel, it’s time for Rachel to get concerned. She may have wished Glenn dead, but to kill him? She couldn’t hurt a fly. But that doesn’t stop her from going on the run to avoid arrest and searching for the real killer. Is it Gle

Continuation of the Happily Ever After?

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I just finished reading DROP DEAD GORGEOUS by Linda Howard and as usual, she’s written a fabulous story. It features the same heroine, hero and other characters from DYING TO PLEASE. Blair and Wyatt are a riot. What Ms. Howard has done is unusual for romance novels, as the couple is already together at beginning of DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. In fact, they are planning their marriage throughout the course of the story. As readers, we’re used to saying goodbye to our heroine and hero once the ‘I love you’ is said and we just know they’re going to live happily ever after. This brings up an intriguing question: would readers be interested in seeing favorite couples in another book where they are once again the central characters? I know JD Robb does it with the IN DEATH books, but the Robb books are not strictly classified as romance, but rather, suspense. I’ve seen series where the main couple have had important roles in future stories, but to have their romance dissected and decided again? DRO

December Reviews are up!

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Happy December from Romance Reviews Today! Here are the latest reviews that Terrie just put up. You can view the reviews by clicking here . Anthology Reviews SUGARPLUMS AND SCANDAL - L. Avocato, D. Cameron, M. Daheim, C. London, S Macpherson, K. Sparks - Jennell - Anthology - Romantic Mystery/Suspense Contemporary Romance Reviews MUST LOVE MISTLETOE - Christie Ridgway - Coronado, CA - Present Day - Patti MY INVISIBLE HUSBAND - Sheila M. Goss - Dallas, TX - Present Day - Nickole PLAYING NICE - Kit Daniels - New York City, NY - Present Day - Lori Fantasy/Science Fiction Reviews DAWN - Dean McLaughlin - Kathy - Science Fiction Fantasy/Science Fiction Romance Reviews 39 & HOLDING - Tia Bangs - Earth - Lisa - Fantasy/Chick Lit IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS - Wendy Markham - A Perfect 10 - New York City & Glenhaven Park, NY - Present Day & 1941 - Jani - Time Travel Romance General Fiction Reviews ALMOST A CRIME - Penny Vincenzi - 1997 - London, England - Co

The tote bag winner is...

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*******BarbV!!!!!!!!!!!!********** Congratulations and send Dianne an email at castelldianne@yahoo.com with your snail mail.