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Ask Five with... (and a giveaway!) .....TONI BLAKE!!!!

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Toni Blake is one of my all time favorite authors. I first read her when she wrote for Harlequin. I was thrilled to hear she was writing bigger books. Yay! More Toni! I recently had the pleasure of reading TEMPT ME TONIGHT and it is fabulous!!! Bad boys, move over...meet Joe Ramsey...and the lady who has tempted him all these years. I love that cover for TEMPT ME TONIGHT! If you haven't read Toni Blake, well, you are missing out. Seriously! She can write them sexy, funny, with some decidedly delicious heroes. Without further ado...meet Toni Blake!!!!! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? TEMPT ME TONIGHT was released on May 29 by Avon Red, but I think readers will find that, just like my previous book, SWEPT AWAY, it’s not your typical Red offering. By that I mean that while the imprint is billed as erotica, readers will find TEMPT ME TONIGHT falls more into the category of “super-sexy, super-steamy romance.” TEMPT ME TONIGHT is the story of

Spotlight Review...BOUND BY THE BABY...and Contest Winner....

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The winner of the trivia game is....BARBARA VARS!!! Watch here tomorrow night for an interview with Toni Blake and a giveaway...of TEMPT ME TONIGHT, her June release! **************************************************************************** BOUND BY THE BABY – Susan Crosby Millionaire of the Month , Book 3 Silhouette Desire #1797 ISBN (13): 978-0-373-76797-7 ISBN (10): 0-373-76797-8 May 2007 Contemporary Series Romance Lake Tahoe, California – Present Day Four months ago, Devlin Campbell met his lady luck in a casino in Atlantic City. Not only did he do well at the tables, but he also spent one fabulous night with the lady he nicknamed “Ms. Fortune.” Now he’s at Lake Tahoe, staying in a lodge as a condition of a will left by a late friend. Out for fun and a bit of distraction in a casino, imagine not only his surprise to find his one night stand working there, but that she’s pregnant. Did their night together provide a little dividend? Nicole Price never expected to me

Tuesday Trivia

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Okay, here's the deal. It is called MISSING VOWELS game. These are all romance titles and the vowels are missing. You fill in the vowels and email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with the answers. Put Tuesday Trivia in the subject line. I separated the words using / The winner will be announced tomorrow night...so...get busy! You have until 11pm Wednesday night to complete it. I will put all the ones with the right answers in a pot and draw one lucky winner to pick out one of the books I have. The book list is below. 1. S-T-SF-CT- - N / G- -R-NT- -D 2. BL- - / SM-K- 3. D-RK / L-V-R 4. TH- / S-CR-T / T- /S-D-CT- -N 5. B-D / B-YS / T- / G- 6. N-T / Q- -T- / - / L-DY 7. L-RD / S-N 8. T-MPT / M- / T-N-GHT 9. CL-S-/ -NC- -NT-RS / -F / TH- / S-XY / K-ND 10. D-RK / S-D-CT- -N List of books to giveaway: NOTHING TO FEAR by Karen Rose THE SECRET PEARL by Mary Balogh THE KEPT WOMAN by Susan Donovan FIRST LOVE by Julie Kenner MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING anthology (Kenyon, Harris a

Spotlight Review....THE BRAT by Lynsay Sands

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THE BRAT – Lynsay Sands Leisure Books ISBN: 978-0-8439-5501-9 May 2007 Historical Romance England, 1351 After her parents died, Lady Murie Somerdale, goddaughter of King Edward III, was moved to court where she quickly garnered the king’s favor. However, her new status made her a target. Along with the king’s affection came contempt and spite from jealous courtiers. To cope, Murie devised a scheme to become an enfant terrible, throwing outrageous tantrums and fits. Soon, nobody wanted to bother “The Brat,” as she was dubbed. Now, ten years later, Murie has successfully managed to remain relatively unscathed by all the viciousness played out at court. Unfortunately though, when the king decrees it is time for her to marry, few men want to be saddled with a spoiled brat. However, there is Lord Balan of Gaynor, a handsome but impoverished knight who has proven his loyalty to the king on the battlefield many times. Murie feels certain he is destined to be her husband, and wit

Erotic Reviews posted...and a couple of notes...

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Terrie's been busy putting up some erotic reviews over at RRTErotic ! Check them out. A couple of notes for the week. I was digging through my pile of books and realized I can give one away for Tuesday trivia. The books will be older, but hey, if you don't have it... Will probably be a quick (and easy!) one since on Thursday night I will be posting an interview with Toni Blake and giving away a copy of her June book, Tempt Me Tonight. That contest will run over the weekend. Stay tuned! ************* Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology BARDIC TALES - Cynnara Tregarth - Marauders, Book 3 - Present Day - Sinclair - Paranormal Romance Contemporary Romance A GARDEN IN THE MOONLIGHT - Samantha Lucas - Jennifer CANYON'S CALL - Kate Burns - Alaska - Jennifer LOVE MY WAY - Bridget Midway - Virginia - Ariel - BDSM NEXT FLOOR NAUGHTY - Ann Cory - Jennifer - BDSM ONE SUMMER - Rayne Forrest - Burkseville, WV - Jennifer PRIVATE DAYDREAMS - J.W. McKenna - New York City,

Ask Five with....Jules Bennett!!!

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Here is another new author for readers to check out. I’ve sort of known Jules online for the past year or so, and when I saw that she had a book coming out from The Wild Rose Press , I had to ask her for an interview. Keep an eye on new authors like Jules. They are destined for the bestseller lists! Sit back and meet Jules Bennett: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Home Again is my latest release. This contemporary romance is a reunion story filled with emotion and passion. My heroine realizes nearly a decade after fleeing from her home, that she must return to face her past and capture the life she lost. Home Again is available now in e-book format and will be in print on June 29th from The Wild Rose Press. You can go to http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/ or http://www.julesbennett.com/index.php to order a copy now. This will also be available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, and Amazon. If your store doesn't have Home Again, ple

American Idol Rewind

Congrats to Jordin Sparks for winning American Idol! She deserves it. For fun only. Sorry, no prize...LOL...here is a American Idols scramble. Each of these people were an American Idol. I will post the answers here sometime over the weekend. PS...a hint. the letters in CAPS indicate the beginning of their first and last names. Have fun! Unscramble the words below: 1. CAailenyk________________ 2. kolKynallsrCe________________ 3. nDMloelettioaldi________________ 4. ssahnhrrRioicCd________________ 5. yiorcalTsHk________________ 6. tiarrnFinaoBasa________________ 7. awBielkesL________________ 8. oneHfdeusnrJni________________ 9. deCnroaidUeowrr________________ 10. iiaoultrnoCssMnante________________ 11. akSaMjayaaalrn________________ 12. oarpsrdkiJnS________________

A Perfect Ten ... DARK SEDUCTION

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DARK SEDUCTION - Brenda Joyce A Perfect 10 The Masters of Time, Book 1 HQN ISBN: 978-0-0373-77233-9 May 2007 Time Travel Romance New York - Present Day & the Scottish Highlands - 15th Century The blood of the ancient gods runs in his veins. He is Malcolm of Dunroch, a newly chosen Master sworn to protect the innocent and fight evil. A mistake in his past that left a young woman dead, makes Malcolm vow never to be tempted by the dark lust inside him again. Then he is forced to travel to the future in search of a page from the ancient Cladich. There he meets Claire Camden -- a woman who tests his faith, his honor, and his vow to protect the innocent. The sole proprietor of a rare bookstore, Claire Camden has rarely taken time off since she opened the store five years ago. But her long awaited vacation to Scotland has arrived, and she cannot wait to go. As she's packing, she hears a knock on the door of the shop downstairs. Living in a large city, and having lost both

New Reviews Posted 5/21/07!

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Terrie just posted the latest edition of Romance Reviews Today. Check them out! Nibbles Cobblestone Press DOUBLE TROUBLE - Jennifer McKenzie - Fortuna, CA - Present Day - Robin - Paranormal Romance Silk's Vault FAITHLESS - Yolonda Sfetsos - US - Present Day - Robin - Fantasy Romance The Dark Castle Lords LORD SANCHO - Marianne LaCroix - 1362 and Present Day - Spain - Robin - Paranormal Romance The Wild Rose Press FOUND - Jenna Bayley- Burke - Present Day - Robin - Contemporary Romance IF WE LISTENED - Jenna Bayley-Burke - Present Day - Robin - Contemporary Romance LOVE IN SHADOWS - Sonja Foust - the Kingdom of Brogdon - Robin - Fantasy Romance Anthology HOMECOMING - F. Michaels/ J. Dailey/ S. Sala/ D. Bedford - Marilyn - Anthology - Contemporary Romance Contemporary Romance Reviews THE WHOLE SHEBANG - Elisa Adams - Maine - Marilyn - Contemporary Romance Fantasy/Futuristic/Science Fiction Reviews FLESH AND SPIRIT - Carol Berg - The Lighthouse Duet, Book 1 - Navro

Spotlight Review....Broken by Megan Hart ... and Gift Card winner..

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First off, the winner of the Walmart Gift card is ... BookWarm! Congrats! Here are the answers (for those of you who didn't figure them out): LESLIE KELLY – ILELES YELKL LINDA HOWARD – AIDNL RODWAH STELLA CAMERON – ELSLTA RCNMAOE SHERRILYN KENYON – RREHNLYSI YKOENN ELIZABETH LOWELL – TBZEEAIHL WLLLEO SHIILOH WALKER – LHHSOI LWRKEA LORRAINE HEATH – RNELROAI TAEHH NORA ROBERTS – AORN TRBOESR JENNIFER ASHLEY – FJRENNIE YLHAES JULIA LONDON – LIUAJ DNNOOL By the way, the Romance Reviews Today blog now gone over 150 blog posts. Wow! BROKEN - Megan Hart Spice ISBN-10: 0-373-60515-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-60515-6 May 2007 Erotica Chick Lit Present Day Every month she's a different woman with a new name. Sometimes she's older, experienced, and others she's younger or virginal. The common denominator in who she becomes for that particular month is Joe. No matter her persona or where he picks her up, Joe uses his skill to arouse and satisfy her every need and desire. She

Ask Five with ... Anne Rainey!!!

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I've known Anne Rainey online since before she was P ublished A uthor A nne R ainey. As you can tell from her interview, she's very excited to be published and has some exciting news to tell everyone. If you haven't read Anne Rainey , what are you waiting for? I love the cover for Haley's Cabin! You can read the review RRT Erotic did for Haley's Cabin by clicking here . Without further introduction, meet Anne Rainey: What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My current release is titled, Haley's Cabin. It sat on the Samhain Bestseller list for 4 solid weeks! Here's a little about that story: Raw from an ugly divorce and wrung out from her demanding job, Haley Thorne needs a break. When Haley's doctor urges her to take a vacation, she heads to her secret cabin in the woods. The very first night, Haley dreams of an erotic threesome that leaves her panting and aroused. When sexy police detective Jeremy Pickett

The Reader's Corner

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Name: Jodi S. What are you currently reading? Velvet, Leather & Lace by Suzanne Forester, Donna Kauffman and Jill Shalvis 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? I don't have a pile - I have a mountain range! My bookcases got overloaded with books to be read so now I have them in boxes. I have approximately 537 - yes, I counted my book list. Plus, I probably have close to 100 e-books that I haven't read yet! (No wonder DH gives me strange looks when I tell him that I need another book. 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? Lori Foster, Dianne Castell, Lucy Monroe, CJ England, and Anne Rainey. All of these ladies I have met on the internet and would love to meet them in person! Name a book (and its author

Tuesday Trivia!

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Something new I'm going to try out. TRIVIA I'm going to post ten scrambled romance authors and you send me your answers for a chance at winning a .... $10 gift card from Walmart! I will announce the winner on Sunday night. One entry per person. Here you go: 1. ILELES YELKL 2. AIDNL RODWAH 3. ELSLTA RCNMAOE 4. RREHNLYSI YKOENN 5. TBZEEAIHL WLLLEO 6. LHHSOI LWRKEA 7. RNELROAI TAEHH 8. AORN TRBOESR 9. FJRENNIE YLHAES 10. LIUAJ DNNOOL Email your guesses to... Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com and put Tuesday Trivia in the subject line. Good luck!

A Perfect Ten-- MARKED by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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MARKED – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast The House of Night , Book 1 A Perfect 10 St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN: 978-0-312-36026-9 May 2007 Young Adult Contemporary Paranormal Fiction Tulsa, Oklahoma – Present Day Zoey Redbird is clearly having a bad day. It started off with her best friend Kayla emphasizing that her boyfriend – “almost-boyfriend” – Heath had not been cheating on her at a party. Zoey hadn’t even known there was a question of infidelity in the first place, and, uh, he isn’t really her boyfriend right now. His beer guzzling had so gotten old and totally disgusting, despite the fact that Heath is the high school’s football god. To cap it all off, Zoey is Marked, and that requires some explanation. It’s been proven by scientists and researchers that there truly exists a race called vampyre. Defined by the blue crescent-shaped mark on the forehead, a vampyre is Marked and subsequently leaves for the House of Night to begin “training.” Some may call it ghoul school, some may cal

An interview with the American Title 3 winner...Jenny Gardiner!

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I contacted Jenny Gardiner and asked her to do a post RT interview. (I interviewed her earlier this year for the blog. You can read that here .) Here is what she says: Wow, congratulations go to Jenny Gardiner for winning Romantic Times magazine's American Title 3 contest with Sleeping with Ward Cleaver! It is scheduled to be out in early 2008 from Dorchester. One can only imagine the fun and excitement you had at the RT convention this year! Thank you so much, Patti. It's been an incredible experience. RT was a blast--quite a wild time. It was wonderful meeting all the RT folks, who were terrific, and my editor, Chris Keeslar, and all the other Dorchester folks, who were as sweet as can be. They gave me a tiara when they announced the win, so I took advantage of the situation and sported my tiara for much of the weekend ;-) . I figure after that I'll not have much occasion to wear it. I also had the pleasure of getting to meet in person four of my fellow finalists--Ju

Ask Five with...Erin McCarthy!!!!

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I am absolutely thrilled to have Erin McCarthy as my guest. I've watched Erin's career since she first vaulted to the frontburner in Lori Foster's Brava Novella Writing Contest and into a contract with Kensington Books. Since that time, Erin has parlayed her books onto the best-sellers list. And this year...it finally notched her a RITA nomination! WTG Erin! Without further ado...here's Erin! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My latest release is BLED DRY, out this month! Bled Dry is the third book is my Vegas Vampires series, and features Brittany and Corbin. Here's the back cover copy: Hooking up with a vampire has its risks-but getting pregnant usually isn't one of them. Tell that to Brittany Baldizzi, who finds herself in the family way with no father in sight. After their one night of passion, vampire Corbin Jean Michel disappeared off the face of the earth-or at least off the Vegas strip... Corbin is a vampire w

The Reader's Corner

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Name: Amy Smith What are you currently reading? Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? Romantic Suspense Do you have a to be read pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? I have a big tbr pile, but I still keep adding to it. Over 75. 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? Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker, Linda Howard, Heather Graham, and Jennifer Crusie Name a book (and its author) that you've read recently that went on your keeper shelf. Hunters: Heart and Soul by Shiloh Walker ***** PS -- I still haven't heard from the Voyeur winner. Jodi, if you tried to email me, please do so again!

Spotlight Review...ONE NIGHT WITH A GODDESS

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ONE NIGHT WITH A GODDESS - Judi McCoy Goddess Series, Book 2 Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-077460-8 ISBN-10: 0-06-077460-6 May 2007 Fantasy Romance Mount Olympus - Eternal Time, and Chicago, Illinois - the Present Zeus has sent his daughter Chloe, the Muse of Happiness, to the mortal realms for one year as punishment. If she does her job right, she may return to Olympus for an eternity of posh living. Her options are very limited, plus she is warned not to fall in love with a mortal. She can keep in touch via email, now the main modus operandi of the gods. For her year with the mortals, Chloe has landed in Chicago. She works hard for Belle Castleberry as her assistant at Castleberry Hall, marketing and planning weddings, showers, and various meetings to take place in the hall's gracious rooms. Her success shows, but during her tenure, she has developed a very close relationship with the octogenarian boss, taking over most of the business operations and making sure the business thr

And the VOYEUR winner is..........

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..........Jodi !!!........... Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and snail mail address and I'll get the book out to you!!!!! Stay tuned! I plan on more giveaways including another where you pick the book!

RRT Erotic's Latest Reviews

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RRT Erotic latest issue! RRTErotic - Issue 6, Volume 1 - May 5, 2007 www.rrterotic.com * In this issue we've got 35 new reviews and 9 new nibbles for your enjoyment. * RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me (terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com) about book cover ads and shared space ads * RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com for details. * Enter this month's drawing for a chance to win books! Thanks for visiting RRTErotic! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology BAD GIRL BRIDESMAIDS - Susanna Carr - CeCe - Anthology - Contemporary Romance EYES OF THE LEOPARD - Isabella Jordan - Eyes of the Leopard series, Books 1 - 5 - New York City, NY & Lorzneca, Serbia - Present Day - Isabelle - Anthology - Paranormal Romance Chick Lit BROKEN - Megan Hart - Present Day - Philippa - Chick Lit Contemporary Romance BARENAKED JANE - Deanna Lee - Boston, M

Hot, hot, hot Book Giveaway!

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I'm sure you can figure out that I love to give away prizes... After all, I want to help add to your TBR pile :) Today I'm in a good mood. It's almost the weekend! Guess what I'm giving away? A brand new spanking copy of Voyeur by Lacey Alexander! Here's a little blurb about it: Suffering from writer's block and with no lover to speak of, novelist Laura Watkins is in a funk. She needs a getaway and a release. Fast. Fortunately, she finds both in the retreat of a friend's isolated Colorado home. It's hers and hers alone for as long as she needs it. Then she comes upon the webcam, and her curiosity is aroused. So is her secret fantasy-to be watched by a stranger. His screen name is Flyboy. He likes what he sees. He wants to open up for her, too. Now, they're only one click away from exploring an after-hours game of exhibitionist and voyeur where anything goes. But now it's time to take it one step further-by meeting in the flesh. Th

A Perfect Ten -- DANCING SHOES AND HONKY-TONK BLUES

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DANCING SHOES AND HONKY-TONK BLUES - LuAnn McLane A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22103-2 ISBN-10: 0-451-22103-6 May 2007 Contemporary Romance Misty Creek, Kentucky – Present Day When a dance reality TV spoof show decides to showcase the citizens of Misty Creek, Abby Harper suddenly finds herself on national TV. The show is called Dancing with the Rednecks, and Abby and her fellow townspeople are advertised as the epitome of redneck behavior. Will the show turn into a parody that embarrasses Abby, or will she just dig in to try to win the $50,000 grand prize? Once she meets her dance instructor/partner, Abby’s heart goes pitter-patter. Rio Martin is handsome, suave and not too happy to find himself in the middle of hillbilly country. But the smoldering chemistry between Abby and Rio burns on the dance floor…and off. Abby doesn’t figure she’ll go far on the show, but under the close tutelage (very personal, I might add) of Rio, she blossoms. With each moment spent

The Reader's Corner

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Name : Cryna Palmiere What are you currently reading? Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lucy Monroe What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? My favourite genre is contemporary and light paranormal. I used to read historicals, but have strayed from that. I love a good suspense romance novel as well. Do you have a "to be read" pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? Acck!! I have a to be read boxes, and I cannot give you an estimate as to how many of there are in there. But I presently have 10 books sitting in my closet that I really must read, but I keep adding to that pile as well.......pathetic is what I am. 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? Yikes that is hard to narrow down to just five, but I would think Suzanne Brockmann, Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, Karen Kelley and Catherine Mann. This was hard to nar