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Spotlight Review...A Babe In Ghostland by Lisa Cach

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A BABE IN GHOSTLAND - Lisa Cach Pocket Star Books ISBN-13: 978-0-7434-7090-2 ISBN-10: 0-7434-7090-7 January 2007 Contemporary Romance Seattle, Washington – Present Day Megan Barrows worked with her mother from the time she was a small child learning the ins and outs of antiques. So, when her mother died two years ago, Megan was able to successfully take over the running of the shop. In addition to owning and operating the antique store, Megan has another talent; she senses the presence of ghosts and hears them when they communicate with her. This special talent is the very reason one six-foot-three handsome hunk named Case Lambert walks through the doors of her shop. Megan is instantly attracted, but a glance at him as he takes in her tall, lean, A-Cup figure and Megan immediately stereotypes him. She couldn’t be more wrong! Case is very attracted to her, though he doesn’t let Megan know it -- that is, until later! Case bought and is restoring a very old house, and it’s come compl

The return of traditional Regency Romances

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One of the more interesting book news of 2007 is the return of Regencies. This time around, they are popping up on ebook sites. Have we come full circle? The past few years has seen the explosion of electronic book publishers who have hit it big with erotic romance. Ellora's Cave spun off a less erotic line a few years ago with Cerridwen Press . Now is the news that Cerridwen Press is releasing traditional Regency Romances. I asked TPTB at Cerridwen/Ellora's Cave what their plans are. Here is what Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher at both sites, has to say: Since the major New York publishers have declared Regencies dead by discontinuing their publication for the most part, what made Cerridwen decide to enter the market? Ah, this is one of the most common questions I get asked. We feel we have a couple of advantages within the current market over the big NY publishers. ~ The dynamics and monetary parameters for e-publishers are very different from large print publishers. We

Spotlight Review on..WINTER'S ROSE by Ruby Storm

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WINTER'S ROSE - Ruby Storm Winter Studs, Book 3 Ellora's Cave - www.ellorascave.com ISBN: 1-4199-0665-8 December 2006 Erotic Contemporary Romance - Short Story Rated E-rotic Texas ~ Present Day Kody Winter left behind his family and his girl when he up and joined the military. The whole time he was in, all he could think about was Rose Leighton, the young girl he'd left behind. He'd tried to see her when he'd come home on leave, but was told Rose left town. Kody never forgot Rose and, now that he's back in town for good, he discovers that Rose is back. Now all he has to do is find her and make her see that they belong together. Of course, that's easier said than done. Rose's attitude doesn't put Kody off, especially after a heated kiss that would have turned into a fiery inferno if she hadn't pulled away. Well, Kody is pulling out all the stops, and he's going to win back the woman he loves. When Kody left town, Rose Leighton was devas

Interview with American Title Finalist Jenny Gardiner!

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Big Congratulations to Jenny Gardiner, who is one of four finalists in the Romantic Times American Title contest ! I asked her for an interview and she graciously agreed. Meet Jenny, and please don't forget to vote by clicking here . Voting in this round ends February 4th. 1. First off, tell us a little about your story. I like to say that SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER is a coming-of-middle-age story about Everywoman, in that it's the story of a woman who is reaching middle age and coming to terms with her life: what's wrong with it, why, and how to fix it. I think many women go through a renaissance and a bit of soul-searching when they get to be in their late 30's, early 40's, and women often become empowered by that. So I wanted to explore this theme in fiction, which is how WARD came about. Here's the blurb on the story: Claire Doolittle, is in a near-mid-life crisis. The great guy she married years earlier has morphed into a bossy stick-in-the-mud who

Ask Five with...Janice Maynard!!!

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If you haven't discovered Janice Maynard yet, then you're missing out on some great (and hot!) reading. Beneath her sweet Tennessee smile is a woman who creates some wickedly hot stories. Come and meet...Janice Maynard! What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My latest release is called "Play With Me" - It begins with a toast between three best friends - and a pact to make their naughtiest fantasies come true before their thirtieth birthdays. All it's going to take is finding the right man, capturing the perfect moment, and stirring up enough courage to issue the most provocative invitation of the year. Tell us about yourself. What do you do for fun? I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 30 years. We got married between our sophomore and junior years in college and graduated together. I stayed home when my two daughters were babies. Then taught elementary school for 15 years. I started writing full-time in the

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters

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I see Sherrilyn Kenyon has another Dark Hunter book out in February. I have purchased every book in the series since it began. Fantasy Lover made me love Sherrilyn's writing and I wait anxiously for every book. I even bought the hardcover from last year. I had to have it! Don't you just love the cover on the upcoming book? (paperback, thank goodness!) Btw, I guess he is a Dream-Hunter vs a Dark Hunter. I so love the man on that cover! Anyone know who the cover model is? Any other Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter lovers out there? Are you going to buy The Dream-Hunter? Which book has been your favorite so far?

Spotlight on ...Cornered Tigress..and a Giveaway!

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Edited 6:30 PST: Congrats, it's over and JennyY won the quick contest for the $10 walmart giftcard! CORNERED TIGRESS - Jade Lee Tigress Series, Book 5 Leisure ISBN-10: 0-8439-5689-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-8439-5689-4 January 2007 Historical Romance Shanghai, China - Late 1800's Su Jian Lie learns from his Number One slave that Tan Kui Yu and his wife, the Tigress of Shanghai, have been arrested. That leaves his property and all his business contacts open for a man strong enough to take them. Only Little Pearl, an instructor at the Tigress school, is left behind. Surely, he can use fear or seduction to overcome Little Pearl and enlarge his already overflowing coffers. But Little Pearl is strong when faced with the sudden disappearance of Kui Yu and his wife. It falls to her to run everything, and most important of all, keep soup cooking in the kitchen. Born a Chinese aristocrat with bound feet, Little Pearl has a past she tries to alternately forget and despise, and now a fea

Spotlight Review....OVER THE MOON anthology

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Note: Caffey still has not claimed her Silhouette Bombshell books from the last contest. I am giving her until 11pm Tuesday night (tomorrow) to do so, or I'm throwing them out to another giveaway. But regardless, keep your eyes out for a giveaway Tuesday night after Midnight EST! OVER THE MOON - A. Knight, V. Kantra, MJ. Davidson, Sunny Berkley Sensation ISBN-10: 0-425-21343-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-425-21343-8 January 2007 Erotic Paranormal Romance Anthology Get ready to howl at the moon when you open up OVER THE MOON. Four talented authors have come together and created some rip-roaring stories that readers of the paranormal are going to love. Moon Dance - Angela Knight Harrisville ~ Present Day Five years ago, Sergeant Lucas Rollings almost died. Instead, his friend Ray Johnston offered him a chance to live. That night Lucas became one of the Direkind. Ray taught him the proper etiquette and that, as an enforcer, Lucas was charged with protecting those weaker. So when Lucas comes

January 20th Reviews are Posted!

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Chick Lit IF THE SHOE FITS - Stephanie Rowe - Boston, MA - Present Day - Jennell Contemporary Romance Reviews MIDNIGHT TEMPTATION - Dee Tenorio - The Remington's, Book 2 - San Diego, CA - Present Day - Jen SUN KISSED - Catherine Anderson - Oregon - Present Day - Jane Fantasy/Futuristic/Science Fiction Romance Reviews TAINTED HEARTS - Cyndi Friberg - North America - 2068 - Vi General Fiction BLUE DEVIL ISLAND - Stephen Mark Rainey - Conquest Island, the Solomon Islands, 1943 - Lisa - 20th Century Historical Fiction EVERY WOMAN'S GOT A SECRET - Brenda L. Thomas - Beverly Hills, CA & Philadelphia - Present Day - Nickole - Contemporary Fiction Historical Romance CORNERED TIGRESS - Jade Lee - Tigress series, Book 5 - Shanghai, China - Late 1800s - Carolyn MY LADY KNIGHT - Jocelyn Kelly - Ladies of St. Jude's Abbey, Book 4 - 1180's - Lincoln, England - Carol TEXAS TENDER - Leigh Greenwood - 1886 - Central Texas - Jane Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Horror BOUN

The winner of the three Silhouette Bombshells is...

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Caffey!!!! Please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and address and I'll get the books out to you. Congratulations! Ever wonder about our Nibbles? Here is a review of one of the short stories: SOLSTICE CRAVING - Silvia Violet ISBN-10: 1-59596-439-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-59596-439-7 December 2006 Erotic Paranormal Romance RRTE Rating: Multiple O's Vanderbilt in the Appalachian Region of the United States - Present Day When Jackson Macray's girlfriend, Cara Setley, gets a job offer that would be a great opportunity for her in Charleston, Jackson does his best to support her decision to move. Sure, that support takes a weird form; Jackson cheats on Cara and allows her to catch him doing it, just so she would move away feeling no guilt over leaving him behind. Jackson knows that Cara wanted him to go with her to the city, but what she doesn't know is that he has other obligations that won't let him leave Vanderbilt, namely the fact that he's a werewo

Ask Five with....KATE DAVIES!!!

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Kate Davies is a hot new author on the scene and if you haven't read one of her stories, then I suggest you head on over to Samhain Publishing and pick up one of Kate's books. You won't be sorry. Now it's time to learn more about Kate Davies! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My newest release is called Challenging Carter, and it's the third and final installment in my strip trilogy. Dani signs up for a step aerobics class – and finds herself in a strip aerobics class instead! Her new moves catch Carter's eye, but he's unwilling to risk their friendship over their undeniable physical attraction. Can she convince him to see her – and their relationship – in a new light? It will be available from Samhain Publishing on February 13. 2. Tell us about yourself. I'm a former junior high English teacher and drama geek turned stay-at-home-mom and freelance writer. I've written both fiction (short fantasy and plays) a

January 15th Erotic Reviews are up!

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Don't forget to enter the contest to win the three Silhoutte Bombshells in the previous post . Our Terrie has been busy at work! Just Added 1/15/07 to RRT Erotic : A CENTAUR FOR LIBBY - Reese Gabriel - Planetary Passions series - Earth and Constellia - Present Day - Maggie - Paranormal Romance A DEVIL IN WINTER - Diana Hunter - Winter Studs, Book 2 - Upstate New York - Sinclair - Contemporary Romance - Short A GIFT OF GOLD - Ann Jacobs - Lords of Pleasure, Book 3 - 1177- Summerfield Castle, England - Amy - Historical Romance - Short ARDETH AND AMENHOTEP - Isabella Jordan - Egyptian Lover, Book 3 - The U.S. & Karnak & Cairo, Egypt - Present Day - Lori - Paranormal Romance - Short AT CROSS ENDS - Christy Poff - USA & a Private Island - Present Day - Sinclair - Erotic - Romantic Suspense AURORA'S TRIANGLE - Titania Ladley - Svalvik Island, Greenland - Present Day - Ariel - Paranormal Romance - Short BORDERLINE - D.J. Manly - 2042 and 2071 - Nickole - Gay Fu

Spotlight..and Goodbye to...Silhouette Bombshell

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DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK – Harper Allen Darkheart & Crosse , Book 3 Silhouette Bombshell #123 ISBN: 0-373-51437-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-51437-3 January 2007 Paranormal Suspense Maplesburg, New York – Present Day Living forever, never growing old, and being able to fly are just some of the things about being a vampire that Tashya Crosse is beginning to look forward to . . . until the hunger hits. Drinking blood from humans is just a little too gross for the spoiled shopaholic, so she starts looking for alternative methods and meets two very interesting people: Brooklyn Steinberg, a lesbian vampire; and the very sexy Lieutenant Heath Lockridge. Before Tash has a chance to do more than drool over the guy, her sisters show up and Heath is disappears. Considering the fact that Tash’s sister Meg is well known as the Daughter of Lilith (a hereditary vampire slayer) and her other sister Kat is equally well-known as a Healer (with the ability to restore vampires to their human form), Tashya sh

New Reviews up January 10th!

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BLOOD LINES - Eileen Wilks - Washington D.C. & Virginia - Present Day - Courtney - Paranormal Romance CAPTIVATED BY THE TYCOON -Anna DePalo - Boston, MA - Patti - - SD # 1775 - Series Romance DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK - Harper Allen - Darkheart & Crosse, Book 3 - Maplesburg, NY - Jennifer - SB# 123 - Series Romance GRAVE RISK - Hannah Alexander - A Hideaway Novel, Book 7 - Hideaway, MI - Present Day - Inspirational Romantic Suspense INFERNO - Karen Harper - Vermillion, MA - Present Day - Courtney - Romantic Suspense INVISIBLE EVIDENCE - Kelly Wallace - Los Angeles, CA - Kathy - Contemporary Romance LOST ECHOES - R.R. Shelsky - Boston, MA - Present Day & 16 Century England - Amy - Time Travel Romance MERGER OF FORTUNE - Peggy Moreland - Miniseries: Dakota Fortunes - Sioux Falls, SD - Nickole - SD #1771 - Series Romance PRETEND YOU LOVE ME - Stacia Wolf - Seattle, WA - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance SEVENTH KEY - Evelyn Vaughn - The Madonna Key, Book 7 - Europe - Jennifer - SB

Spotlight Review on...SIZZLING by Susan Mallery

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SIZZLING - Susan Mallery Buchanan Family , Book 3 HQN ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77176-9 ISBN-10: 0-373-77176-2 January 2007 Contemporary Romance Seattle, Washington - Present Day Reid Buchanan thought he had trouble when his grandmother Gloria broke her hip and had a heart attack. Because Gloria spent her life being as hateful to her family as possible, Reid was the only one to volunteer to see that Gloria was taken care of when she got out of the hospital. Reid is feeling pretty good about himself until the morning he reads an article in the newspaper written by a female reporter he had once slept with. She says he is lousy in bed. Not good in bed? He was better than good, he was a god! Women have always said so; he has the scratch marks on his back and the memory of their screams ringing in his ears to prove it. Since blowing out his pitching arm and retiring from baseball, Reid has been manager of the family's sports bar, but, mainly, he bedded women. How can he hold his head up hi

Steamy Hot Chocolate....and A Winner!

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Ah...Hot Chocolate and a steamy book! What more can a reader ask for? The box of chocolates goes to.... AMY S !!!!!!! Amy, please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with Chocolate Winner in the subject line. Congratulations!!! Now for the steamy reading... Terrie put up the first batch of erotic reviews for 2007 the other night at RRT Erotic . Be sure to check them out! Just Added 1/8/07 BEDDING A TRAITOR - Emma Wildes - Dangerous Beauties, Book 2 - London, England - During the Napoleonic Wars - AMY - Historical Romance - Short BOUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Mackenzie McKade - Scottsdale, AZ - Ariel - Contemporary Romance - Short Story CRAVING CANDY - N.J. Walters - Awakening Desires, Book 4 - Chicago, IL - CeCe - Contemporary Romance DIRK -Rhiannon Neeley - The Ravens Revisited, Book 3 -Deer Run, KY - Present Day - Sinclair - Paranormal Romance DIRTY, An Erotic Novel - Megan Hart - Harrisburg, PA - Jennell - Contemporary Romance DOING TIME - Raine McIntyre - Present Day - Maggie

Ask Five with....DEVYN QUINN!!

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It's time to introduce you to Devyn Quinn. You may have read her Keepers of Eternity stories from Samhain, or you're anxiously awaiting her Aphrodisia debut in March. Either way, come meet the very interesting Devyn, who has a talent for writing goth-erotica! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? The Price of Eternity released in December 2006, through Samhain Publishing. Book 2 in the 'Keepers of Eternity" series, it continues the story of characters set up in the first title, The Keeper of Eternity (which just came out in print!) The plotline concerns forbidden scrolls lost for eight millennia-- scrolls which could threaten the existence of the three worlds. Remembered only as legend, these writings gathered by an obscure sect of wizards were hidden because of the diabolical forces they could unleash from the netherworld. Lost for eight millennia, the resting place of the scrolls is accidentally discovered by Xavier D'

Latest Reviews...and a Chocolate Giveaway!

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Terrie posted the first batch of reviews for 2007! Reviews added January 2nd: A LITTLE BIT WICKED - Victoria Alexander - 1854 - London, England - Carol - Historical Romance A RATHER LOVELY INHERITANCE - C.A. BelMond - The Unexpected Adventures of An Incurable Romantic - A Perfect 10 - London, , England & the South of France - Jane - Contemporary Fiction AETHEREAL'S PRIDE - Christopher W. Wilcox, SR. - Aethereal's Series, Book 4 - Paradise, the Ursar and Pride Worlds - Kathy - Science Fiction/Fantasy AN IMPROPER ALLIANCE - Jane Toombs - 1817 - London, England - Lori - Historical Romance BRIDE AND DOOM - Deborah Donnelly - A Carnegie Kincaid, Wedding Planner Mystery - Seattle, WA - Present Day - Jane - Cozy Mystery DARK ANGEL - Lucy Blue - Bound in Darkness, Book 3 - Scottish Highlands, Middle Ages - Anthonette - Paranormal Romance DEMON ANGEL - Meljean Brook - The Guardians, Book 2 - England - Medieval Times/ US - Present Day - Lori - Paranormal Romance DESIRE NEV

Ask Five with.....TERRI BRISBIN!!!!

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Terri Brisbin started out writing time travels, but has found her home writing fantastic historicals. This two time RITA nominee is one busy lady and always is ready to converse with readers. Meet the lovely and talented Terri Brisbin: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? My January release from Harlequin Historicals is THE EARL'S SECRET, a Regency historical romance set in Edinburgh. It's about an English earl and a Scottish woman and involves secrets, hidden identities and the possibility of finding love. 2. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do for fun in your spare time. Me? Well, in real life I'm a married mom of three, with the oldest just getting married so I now have a daughter-in-law. I am a dental hygienist and still work in practice 2-3 days a week. Fun? I read, cyber-stalk Gerard Butler and I write! 3. What is the hardest part of writing? Every part of writing is hard -- from coming up with a story idea to

What books are on your TBB?

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Okay, the other day was about new discoveries in reading in 2006. Most dedicated readers keep an eye out when a favorite author is going to have a new book out. My next questions for you are: What books are you looking forward to in 2007? Do you have a TBB (to be bought) list? Do you whittle down your TBR (to be read) pile? My own tbr pile gets bigger and bigger every month. I could probably be stranded for six months and still not have read them all. PS....keep an eye out for more giveaways now the holidays are over...

Happy New Year!

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Hope your new year has been grand so far. If you're looking for something to snuggle up with, then here are the latest erotic reviews: Just Added 12-29-06 A GAME OF DRESS UP - Elliot Mabeuse - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance BOUNDARIES - Jojo Brown - Canada & USA - Ariel - Contemporary Romance CAPTIVE MATE - Blair Valentine - New Mexico - Present Day - Paranormal Romance - Short CHRISTMAS INK - Skylar Sinclair - Wadeville - Present Day - Jennifer - Paranormal Romance - Short DESERT HEAT - Melodee Aaron - An Ike Payne Adventure, Book 2 - Maggie - Science Fiction Romance DREAMS OF THE OASIS IV - Bast, Boyett-Compo, Matthews, Starr, Walters, Wilde - Ellora's Cavemen Series - Lori - Anthology DUTY AND THE BEAST - Cat Marsters - Sundown International, Book 5 - Prague, Czechoslovakia - Present Day - Phillipa - Fantasy Romance - Short ETERNAL DARKNESS - Michael, Bell, Angel and Star, Joyce, McGinley, Tortuga - Sinclair - Anthology - Gay Paranormal FAIRY DUST AND MAGIC KI