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Ask Five with...Karen Kelley!!!

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One of the most anticipated books for my TBB list is Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind by Karen Kelley . The premise of a human, an alien and Ms. Kelley’s sexy brand of writing had me wanting this from the first moment I read a blurb. Plus, Karen is always a hoot to talk with. You never know what she’s up to. LOL If you haven’t read a Karen Kelley book, then march yourself to the bookstore! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind is my next book and comes out April 1, 2007. It's about an alien, Mala, who lives on the perfect planet but when she watches a documentary (Debbie Does The Sheriff) that her interplanetary traveling grandmother had stashed away, she knows she has to go in search of a sheriff of her own. Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind was a fun book to write. My local writers group always told me that comedy was my strength. I took their advice with this book. So far, the reviews have been great--maybe m

A Perfect Ten...THE ROSSETTI LETTER

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THE ROSSETTI LETTER -- Christi Phillips A Perfect 10 Pocket (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2737-4 ISBN-10: 1-4165-2737-0 March 2007 General Fiction Venice - 1617/18 and Present Day Divorcee Claire Donovan has found a way to visit Venice, the city of her dreams. It may not be the way she thought she'd visit Italy, but chaperoning a fourteen-year-old girl can't be too complicated, can it? Well, it can and does get complicated, but at least Claire is in Venice and will have the opportunity to finish the research on her Ph. D. thesis on the Spanish plot to overthrow the Venetian government in the seventeenth century. Claire's theory is that the Venetians were informed of the invasion by a letter written by a famed courtesan who may have discovered it from one of her lovers. But Claire also knows that a prominent British historian is planning to present a completely different theory, so time is of the essence for Claire to finish her thesis. Alessandra Rossetti has few ch

The Reader's Corner!

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Name: Linda.H. What are you currently reading? He Loves Lucy By: Susan Donovan (Very good read) What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? Contemporary. Do you have a “to be read” pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? Yes don't all readers have a TBR pile LoL. I have about 100 or more and the silly part is I keep buying books and adding them to my TBR list LoL. If you could sit down and have lunch with five authors, dead or alive, which five would you like to be sitting there with you? This is a tough one why just five LoL. Cathryn Fox, Dyanne Davis, Sabrina Luna, Shirley Jump and Liddy Midnight. Name a book (and its author) that you’ve read recently that went on your keeper shelf. Not Quite A Bride by Kirsten Sawyer. This is her first book and I can't stop telling people about this book. I would love for this author to come out with more books. I would definitely buy them.

Spotlight Review...STILL WATERS by Stephanie Burke

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From Changeling Press : STILL WATERS - Stephanie Burke The 13th Floor , Book 1 ISBN - 10: 1-59596-170-4 ISBN - 13: 978-1-59596-170-9 January 2007 Erotic Paranormal Romance RRTE Rating: Multiple-Os Johansen Blakeley is a coward who ran away from his responsibilities to his people because he couldn't stomach marrying a disgusting human. Unfortunately, his flight took him unerringly to a floor that doesn't exist in a building that was not his intended destination. Now, ensconced in a room on the 13th floor, with most every physical need provided for, Johansen is bored out of his mind, still trying to figure out how to get out. Then she walks in and the game changes... STILL WATERS is an intriguing concept and not your typical erotic romance. The 13th floor exists for a reason and those who go there must discover their particular key to open the lock that will enable them to return to their lives. Although technically a prison, the torture is sexy, mind-blowing, and

Updated Reviews at Romance Reviews Today!

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New reviews added March 20, 2007 by Terrie: A SECRET LIFE - Barbara Dunlop - Hotel Marchand - Indigo, LA - Jane - Harlequin Special Release - Series Romance A...MY NAME'S AMELIA - Joanne Sundell - 1880 - Colorado Springs - Sandra - Historical Romance AKASHAN'TE - Vickey Burkholder - The Six Fiefdoms - Lori - Fantasy Romance BLOOD MOON - Dawn Thompson - 1811 - Cumberland, England & Moldavia - Amy - Historical Paranormal Romance BLOOD OF PARADISE - David Corbett - San Salvador, El Salvador, South America - Present Day -Diana - Political Crime Thriller CALLING FOR A FUNERAL - Christine T. Jorgenson - A Perfect 10 - Denver, CO - Present Day - Robin - Mystery DEADLY DECEIT - Lisa Diaz - San Diego, CA - Present Day - Vanessa - Contemporary Romance DELIVER ME - Farrah Rochon - New Orleans, LA - Present Day - Lisa - Contemporary Romance DEMON'S DELIGHT - M. Davidson/ C. Spangler/ E. Holly/ V. Taylor - Jennell - Anthology - Paranormal Romance EL DIABLO - Catherine Sn

Ask Five with...Carrie Alexander!!!

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A super fun lady who happens to write super sexy stories, Carrie Alexander is my guest on the blog. If you haven’t read one of her books yet, what are you waiting for? Whether you like them hot (Blaze) or emotional (Superromance) one can never go wrong picking up one of her books to read. A little side note here: I picked up A READY-MADE FAMILY yesterday to read and am almost done with it. It just grabbed me from the first page. It is sooooo good. :) In the meantime, get to know Carrie Alexander! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? I have two books on the shelves right now. They represent two sides of me, sides I like to call "Good Carrie" and "Bad Carrie." LOL. It's kind of strange, switching between two such drastically different types of books, but I like the variety! From Good Carrie is A READY-MADE FAMILY, the fourth title in my ongoing Harlequin Superromance miniseries, North Country Stories. It's a sequel to A FAM

Spotlight Review...PRINCE OF SPIES

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PRINCE OF SPIES - Bianca D’Arc DragonKnights , Book 4 Samhain Publishing - www.samhainpublishing.com ISBN: 1-59998-331-1 February 2007 Erotic Fantasy Romance Rated: Red Hots! Draconia, Skithdron and the Northlands - Medieval times Nico, the second in line to the throne of Draconia, is known as the prince of Spies. He’s in Skithdron (an enemy country bordering Draconia) looking for the last missing daughter of Belora (a healer of royal lines). Loralie, the former “pet witch” of Salomar (the now deceased ruler, another enemy) told Lana, queen of Draconia, that her sister, Arikia, could be found in Skithdron. Surprised by Skithdron’s guards, Nico is taken to their king, Lucan and tortured for information. Though the torture inflicted by the madman is painful indeed, Nico finds himself grateful for the circumstances he finds himself in, for bound to Lucan’s bed is the woman he’s in search of, Arikia. Thin and unhealthy looking, she still shows signs of spirit and heals his injuries.

The Reader's Corner!

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Name: Cathie (aka Caffey) What are you currently reading? GRYHPON'S QUEST by Candace Sams (mostly just re-reading parts for notes) and SECRET FANTASY by Cheryl Holt (Just started this one) What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? I fell in love with reading historicals again when I got on the internet a few years ago and met some friends in chat rooms and realized all I was missing. I remember this friend dearly because she sent me a bag of books to try and I ended up reading Julia Quinn, sending them back to her and buying them again for my keepers shelf! She too introduced me to Karen Marie Moning. So historicals are always dear to me to read. Recently I've gotten into paranormals (love vamps and werewolves) and recently fantasy romance. This has got to be the most fascinating reads! I just love how creative they a re and really looking for m ore to read of Fantasy romance. Do you have a "to be read&q

Ask Five with...Lucinda Betts!!!

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This month, MOON SHADOW by Lucinda Betts was released to rave reviews. Lucinda is always helpful and outgoing with readers and aspiring authors and definitely a fan favorite. Enjoy our little visit with Lucinda: "What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about?" MOON SHADOW came out this month, and I couldn't be more excited about it. RT gave it a 4-star review. Fallen Angels made it a recommended read, and Road to Romance gave it a critics choice award. Now I hope it sells! Here's my favorite quote: "Ms. Betts’ spellbinding pen dripped with carnality and magic, unlike anything this reviewer has ever read before." --Road to Romance Here's a summary of the story from Road to Romance: Esmenet Sokaris is a gold level, spell casting wonder. Her spells are used to help others, but her work is never done and she needs an assistant to help her. In casting a very sexy and hot spell to attract the right assistant, Esmenet will find that she

A Perfect 10: Scavenger by David Morrell

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SCAVENGER - David Morell A Perfect 10 Vanguard Press (Hardcover) ISBN: 1-59315-441-0 March 2007 Thriller Manhattan, New York & Wyoming - Present Day Frank Balenger survived the horrors of the Paragon Hotel and the evil that resided there and saved Amanda Evert, the damsel in distress. Balenger got the girl, but almost lost his sanity. It's months later and Balenger and Amanda are living together and slowly getting over the horror they endured when Balenger receives an invitation to the Manhattan Historical Society to listen to a lecture on time capsules. Balenger is fascinated by history, so he and Amanda attend the lecture. But something happens during the lecture and the next thing Balenger knows, he wakes up in front of the Paragon Hotel -- the site of his nightmares -- and Amanda is nowhere in sight. Amanda awakens in an unfamiliar room and realizes she has been abducted. But she's not the only one; four other people are in the house with Amanda, and none of

Ask Five with....Myla Jackson!

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Today we have the chance to meet one of the Allure Authors ... Myla Jackson ! Steamy, sensual and one of the hottest writers around! Myla is fun to chat with and willing to share her writing knowledge with aspiring authors. Her latest story is part of the Alluring Tales anthology. You can view the RRTE review here . It was recently chosen as the book readers most wanted here on the RRT Blog. Come meet... Myla Jackson ! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Alluring Tales - Awaken the Fantasy is a collection of short stories by the Allure Authors. They're sexy, fun and great for bed time stories if you like a little spice before bed. My story in the book is about a vampire-fighting Houston cop who needs to evacuate the city due to a coming hurricane. When he discovers his sexy neighbor hasn't left, he spends the night weathering the storm with her only to find she's a woman with a tendency to bite. 2. How do you come up with ideas for your s

Spotlight Review on....My Favorite Earthling by Susan Grant!

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MY FAVORITE EARTHLING – Susan Grant Earthling series , Book 2 HQN ISBN: 0-373-77192-4 March 2007 Science Fiction Romance Sacramento, California and the Planet Sakka – Present Day Although he comes from California's version of the Kennedys, Jared Jasper has never felt the urge to enter politics. He's quite content with his career as a real estate developer and even does his bit of duty by serving as a fighter pilot for the National Guard. In fact, Jared just helped his younger sister, Jana, save the world. Literally. Unfortunately, Jared knows that their bluff of a fleet of spaceships ready to defend Earth just put off the inevitable. Out in space, the Coalition is at war with the Drakken Hoard and, in their quest to stay ahead of their enemy, the Coalition is "acquiring" planets, and Earth is on their wish list. Knowing his planet's in danger of a hostile takeover makes Jared wish he could do more to help. Jared gets his wish when he and his other sister, Evi

The Reader's Corner

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Name: Shauna What are you currently reading? Nicole Byrd WIDOW IN SCARLET What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? Historical Do you have a “to be read” pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? Of course......its at least 200 If you could sit down and have lunch with five authors, dead or alive, which five would you like to be sitting there with you? Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe, Maggie Osborne, Celeste Bradley, Mary Balogh. (Do you know how hard it was to limit it to 5!!!) Name a book (and its author) that you’ve read recently that went on your keeper shelf. Elizabeth Hoyt THE RAVEN PRINCE, this debut book just blew me away....I cannot stop raving about it!!!

The Winner is...........

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**** Traveler **** Please email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with subject Blog Winner and your full name and mailing address inside. Congratulations!!!! Don't forget to check out the latest reviews at Romance Reviews Today ! Interview with Barbara Dunlop Interview with Christine Rimmer A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED DEATH - Nancy Martin - A Blackbird Sisters Mystery - Philadelphia, PA - Present Day - Jani - Mystery A NECESSARY RISK - Kathleen Long - Princeton, NJ - Present Day - Jennifer - HI #976 - Series Romance A WRINKLE IN CRIME - T. Dawn Richard - Spokane, WA - A May Mist Mystery - Carolyn - Mystery ANGEL IN THE MIST - Suzanne M. Wilkie - Kilmarnock, Scotland - 1298 - Courtney - Historical Romance AROUSING SUSPICIONS - Marianne Stillings - Darling Detective Agency, Book 1 - San Francisco, CA - Present Day - Sinclair - Romantic Suspense BELLADONNA - Anne Bishop - The Landscapes of Ephemera, Book 2 - Ephemera - Kathy - Fantasy BENEATH THE SKIN - Savannah Russe - The Dar

It's the 100th post..Time for a giveaway!!!

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Hard to believe it, but this is the ONE HUNDREDTH post since the RRT Blog came into existence! Great interviews, interesting posts from those who read the blog...and I know how much you like the giveaways. So.... To celebrate the occasion, I'm giving away a $10 Walmart giftcard to one lucky poster. Here's the catch...it starts now, but ends March 12th Monday night at 11:59PM Eastern time. Yep, just over 24 hours from now. You'll have to be quick, but maybe you could be the lucky winner! What are you reading? Post away! And don't forget to pay a visit to Romance Reviews Today and RRT Erotic today!

Ask Five with...BONNIE EDWARDS!

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Bonnie Edwards is always a lot of fun to chat with! March marks the release of Midnight Confessions, a totally entertaining story that weaves a contemporary setting with paranormal elements, historical overtones, along with it being an erotic romance, including a heroine who has to choose between two men. Meet Bonnie Edwards: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My latest release is this month's Aphrodisia, Midnight Confessions. Faye Grantham inherits a former bordello, a rundown Victorian mansion called Perdition House. Fond memories of her great-Aunt entice her to stay in the home so she can ponder the state of her relationship with her fiancé. Problem is, some of the women who once lived and worked there haven't left yet. The spirited wenches tweak Faye's libido and give her their Midnight Confessions of lust, love and loss. Faye's dreams intertwine with her own love life and she must choose between two great men as the spirits

Spotlight Review on....ENTICED by Kathleen Dante!

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ENTICED – Kathleen Dante Berkley Heat ISBN: 10: 0-425-21491-5 ISBN: 13: 978-0425214916 March 2007 Erotic Paranormal Romance Dillon Gavin is tired, his job in black ops in just not as satisfying as it used to be. Maybe it is because his old partner Lantis is now out of it and the camaraderie that they used to share whilst on jobs is just not there anymore. Maybe it’s because he sees that Lantis has a new focus, Kiera, Dillon’s childhood friend. Not that he wants out of black Ops, no way. And he is not ready for a commitment as yet. So when Dillon is forced to take a month’s long R&R he decides what better way to spend it, than visiting with his best friend Lantis and finding some female companionship. When he is invited to accompany Lantis and Kiera to the art showing for his favorite psyprint artist Jordan Kane, he jumps at the chance. Some of Jordan Kane’s psyprints hang on his walls, he sees in them a sense of hope and a depth of feeling that in his world is too often missing

The Reader's Corner

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Here is a new feature of the Romance Reviews Today Blog. The Reader's Corner! A few quick questions for the readers to tell us a little about what they're reading and their fave authors. The first one I have up is ..... Name: CrazyMo What are you currently reading? Five O'Clock Shadow by Genie Davis for review What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? Historical is my favorite. Medievals in particular. Do you have a “to be read” pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? Oh Lordy....I have a TBR bookcase. Must be almost 200 books on it. I used to have many more but I recently went thru them and removed books older than 2 years old that I hadnt read yet. Donated them to the library. If you could sit down and have lunch with five authors, dead or alive, which five would you like to be sitting there with you? Shoot....hard question. I have so many favorite authors. Guess I'd pick Johanna Lindse

A Winner and A Perfect Ten!

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The winner of the ALLURING TALES anthology is.....Kim (and I think it is Kim H as there is a Kim W. too who did not win. LOL I drew Poster #11) Congratulations and email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your full name and mailing address. McKETTRICK'S PRIDE - Linda Lael Miller A Perfect 10 HQN ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77190-5 ISBN:-10: 0-373-77190-8 March 2007 Contemporary Romance Indian Rock, Arizona - Present Day When Echo Wells roars into town in her hot pink Volkswagen, sexy pink sundress, and pink hightops, Rance McKettrick is a dead man -- shot straight through the heart by cupid's arrow -- only he doesn't know it yet. Even his daughters fall in love with the free-spirited Echo Wells. Six-year-old Rianna loves Echo's pink car (it looks like a Barbie Doll's car), and ten-year-old Maeve is captivated by Echo's newly adopted white Labrador retriever, Avalon. Poor Rance doesn't even know who or what Barbie is, and he constantly denies his girls' reques

Ask Five with.... LINNEA SINCLAIR!!!

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Romance Reviews Today is honored to have the fabulous Linnea Sinclair as our guest today! She is the multi-talented, RITA award winning author who has made her name in Science Fiction Romance. You won't want to miss her latest GAMES OF COMMAND. In the meantime, get to know Linnea Sinclair: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? GAMES OF COMMAND just hit the shelves Tuesday, February 27th! What I think is so fabulous about the book is that my CAT is actually on the front and back covers. But I’m sure readers are interested in more than just my cat (though Daq, my cat, can’t understand why that would be so). GAMES OF COMMAND is a fast-paced, fun space opera romance. Captain Tasha “Sass” Sebastian wants nothing more that her sordid secret past as a mercenary to stay buried forever. But when she’s assigned to a former enemy’s flagship as part of the new Alliance personnel integration program, she fears it’s only a matter of time before the bio-cybe admi