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Ask Five with...TORI CARRINGTON and two books given away!

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Ohhhhh...I'm excited! Our blog special guest is none other than Tori Carrington (aka Tony and Lori Karayianni) and....they're giving away not one, but TWO books! If you ever get a chance to meet Tony and Lori in person, please take the time. They are one of the most generous and friendly people you'll ever meet. Oh, and their writing is fantastic! They write them hot for Blaze and funny mysteries with Sofie Metropolis. Without further ado...meet Tori Carrington! 1. Tell us a little about FOUL PLAY and TAKEN. Oh, two of our favorite topics! FOUL PLAY is our latest hardcover, the third book in our Sofie Metropolis, PI series. As promised, in each story we're raising the stakes for our gal Sof, maturing her from the amateur sleuth/pet detective we began with into a kickass, master PI and...well, pet detective. In this title, Sofie's asked by a fellow Astoria homegirl to find out why her husband and new Mets pitching phenom Reni Venezuela has been acting stran

HEAT WAVE winner is.....

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HEAT WAVE goes to..........Nascarandbeans!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! Email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and address! Tomorrow night....get ready...because not only do we have an interview with Tori Carrington, but they are giving away books!

Guest Blogger: Is it Jane?

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today's first guest blogger...Lucinda Betts! Her latest book from Kensington Aphrodisia THE SUPPLICANT is just hitting bookshelves. Be sure to check it out! Last April, a mysterious portrait of Jane Austen went up for sale at Christie's Auction House. What is the mystery, you ask. The artist isn't in question. British painter Ozias Humphry created the oil painting. The owner isn't in question. One of Jane's descendants, Henry Rice, is selling it. The mystery surrounding this portrait involves the subject. Is this a painting of Jane Austen or not? Art historians question the hairstyle and the fashion of the dress worn in the portrait. Were those common when Jane Austen herself was a teenager? Those seem like reasonable questions to me, good reasons to ask whether the painting portrays our beloved mother of romantic comedy. On the day of the (unsuccessful) auction, NPR's Reneee Montagne interviewed Clive James , author, poet and c

HEAT WAVE Giveaway!

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As I promised last week...a book giveaway! One lucky reader will get a copy of the HEAT WAVE anthology by Stephanie Bond, Leslie Kelly, and Heidi Betts! Here is a blurb from the back cover: A little con Investigator Lucy Bell is looking for a runaway groom. Fortunately, the almost-best-man (who's tastier than a double chocolate cheesecake) likely knows where he is. All Lucy needs is a little deception . . . and a whole lot of hot 'n' sweaty persuasion! A little magic Single mom Allie Cavanaugh has played nice with others for too long. Then Allie finds herself kissing a powerfully magnetic hypnotist at a carnival in front of an audience! Sure, maybe she's mesmerized, or maybe the "real" Allie is finally waking up . . . And a little late-night mischief! Abby Weaver abandons the cool haven of her pharmaceutical basement for a girls-only week of sun, sand and fruity drinks. That was the plan . . . until Abby finds herself going solo. But the beach is a f

The Dakota Cassidy Summer Pack winner is.......

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Lots of fun this weekend! Now it's time to announce the winner. Reaching into my super tight prize picker... Drumroll... The winner is....... CaityMack !!!!!!! CaityMack, email Dakota at dakota@dakotacassidy.com and she'll get your prize out to you. Congratluations!!!!!!!! As a special treat, I pulled off an old review RRT Erotic did for one of Dakota's books. For those of you who haven't ::gasp:: read Dakota, here's a peek at one this talented author's stories. JANE'S BLONDE - Dakota Cassidy Changeling Press - www.changelingpress.com ISBN-10: 1-59596-434-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-59596-434-2 September 2006 Erotic Paranormal Romance - Short Story Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada - Present Day When her sister goes missing, former NSU -- that's short for No Stone Unturned – agent Jane Blonde is called back into action to find her. Jane retired from the agency several years before after her sizzling hot affair with a fellow agent abruptly cooled an

Ask Five with...Dakota Cassidy...and a giveaway!

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Meet an author who will definitely entertain you... Dakota Cassidy She's smart, funny and totally a cool babe. And she's going to not only spend the weekend chatting with you, but she is giving away a cool prize: A Summer Pack, a prize package with Yankee Candles, booze mix and books! Just post a comment and you'll be entered in the drawing to win this fabulous prize. Entering should be easy, since Dakota will be popping in to chat with us! In the meantime, meet Dakota: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what is it about? My latest release won't be out until Feb 08 from Berkley Sensation and it's called The Accidental Werewolf. It's about Marty Andrews, a multi-level cosmetic saleswoman (think Mary Kay-but I called it Bobbie-Sue). She's a wee bit rabid about cosmetic color wheels of life and her color aura. Marty's uber-ambitious a little self-absorbed and she's managed to work her way up the color ladder to the esteemed c

The Reader's Corner

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Thought I would put myself on the spotlight.... Name: Patti F What are you currently reading? HEATWAVE by Stephanie Bond, Leslie Kelly and Heidi Betts I'm really liking it. :) 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? Hundreds of books. It may be close to a thousand. 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? Hmm.....Lori Foster, Leslie Kelly, Rachel Gibson, Linda Howard, and Jane Austen. Name a book (and its author) that you’ve read recently that went on your keeper shelf. This week....TANGLED UP IN YOU by Rachel Gibson, which comes out in August. yeah yeah yeah...call me a tease, but you HAVE to get this if you love contemporary romance. By the way, I will be giving away a copy of HEATWAVE next week on this blog. Stay tuned!

Spotlight Review...Sleeping With Fear

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SLEEPING WITH FEAR – Kay Hooper A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel , Book 9 Fear Series, Book 3 Bantam Books ISBN: 978-0-553-58600-8 June 2007 Suspense/Thriller Opal Island, Hazard County, South Carolina – Present Day Riley Crane is an agent with the FBI’s special crimes unit. The unit is made up of people with an edge -- extra senses. Riley’s specialty is clairvoyance, and a strong “spider” sense, or the ability to be hyper-aware of any situation. Waking up mid-day with a pounding headache is unusual enough for Riley. She does not take naps and is usually an early riser. It takes her a moment to get her bearings and to realize that the strong scent of blood is not left over from nightmares, but is real. Riley is covered in blood, fully dressed in her bed in the cottage she has rented for vacation. All that is bad enough, but worse...Riley has no memory of the last three weeks. She barely remembers arriving on Opal Island. Riley’s specialty in the SCU is the occult, and sh

What do you want???

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Okay, it is late and I realized that I needed to post on the blog. Hmm...what should be the topic? The first thing that immediately came to mind is what books shall I give away for July? So...I'm asking you. What do you want as a book giveaway for July? Just post and probably this weekend I'll take a look at your suggestions...

Spotlight Review....COME AND GET ME by Alyssa Brooks

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COME AND GET ME - Alyssa Brooks Berkley Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-425-21594-4 June 2007 Contemporary Erotic Romance New York City, New York - Present Day When Sadie’s boyfriend, Dylan, proposes marriage to her in a restaurant, and in front of her parents, no less, she panics. Of course, Sadie loves Dylan to bits, but she is only twenty-seven years old and does not want to get married until she is at least thirty. But Dylan looks so cute and earnest, and Sadie really does love him, so she says yes. Thirty-nine days before their wedding, Sadie is absolutely and positively sure she can’t marry Dylan. What with her and Dylan’s parents driving her crazy about the wedding details, and her panic attacks, well Sadie can’t breathe. Dylan wants to help, but how many times can Sadie tell Dylan that the thought of marrying him makes her break out in hives and that fifty-pound weights are sitting on her chest, without hurting his feelings. Besides, the sex between Dylan and her lately has n

Ask Five with.... LORI DEVOTI!!!!

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Meet Lori Devoti, who has gone from writing romantic comedy to paranormal romance. You might recall her first two books, Love is All You Need and Love is All Around. June marks the release of her first Nocturne, Unbound. Sit back and meet the multi-talented Lori Devoti: What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Unbound is a June 2007 Silhouette Nocturne release. It's a contemporary dark paranormal. The world is based on Norse mythology--if it were real and alive in our world. The hero, Risk, is a hellhound (shape-shifter) and the heroine, Kara, a witch. Risk has been bound to an immortal witch, Lusse, for 500 years. At the beginning of the book he is sent to retrieve Kara so Lusse can drain her of her powers. Kara, however, doesn't even know she (Kara) is a witch. She is trying to find her twin sister who has disappeared. Twin witches possess legendary power and Risk thinks Kara and her sister may be able to help him escape his binds to Lusse. Kara thi

The Book Winner is....

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The winner of Desperate Duchessess is.....PEARL Congrats Pearl! Contact Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your full name and mailing address. I mentioned earlier in the week that I was giving away a copy of a book in chat... You can enter the chat room by clicking here -- RRT Chatroom and go into the RRT chat. Well, the book I'm giving away is Wild, Wild Women of the West anthology! Come join me in the RRT Chatroom at 9:30PM Eastern Time on this Friday (June 15th) and one lucky winner will be drawn to win the book. If you like a hot book, then you're going to enjoy this book. WILD, WILD WOMEN OF THE WEST – D. Devlin, L. Chase, M. Jackson Kensington Aphrodisia (Trade Paperback) ISBN – (10): 0-7582-1981-4 ISBN – (13): 978-0-7582-1981-7 June 2007 Erotic Historical Anthology A Taste of Honey – Delilah Devlin 1880, West Texas As soon as Sheriff Joe Tanner sees Honey, he knows she is trouble with a capital T. She rides into his small town selling all types of potions

Spotlight Review....INTO THE DARK by Cindy Gerard

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INTO THE DARK – Cindy Gerard The Bodyguards , Book 6 St. Martin’s Press ISBN-13: 9780312-98118-1 ISBN-10: 0-312-98118-X June 2007 Romantic Suspense New York, Florida and Argentina ~ Present Day Six months ago, Amy Walker had been rescued in the Philippines by Dallas Garrett and his comrades from an unthinkable horror. Amy repaid Dallas by running away. Dallas has not forgotten her, or the effect she had on him. Then, just as suddenly as she left, Amy drops back into his life, on the run from an unknown enemy. She asks for Dallas’s help, but is reluctant to reveal too much, only that someone is out to kill her. Should he risk his life, as well as his heart, to a woman who most likely will run away again? Amy’s life has been horrific, culminating in her kidnapping and rape at the hands of terrorists in the Philippines. For the past six months, she’s been working in disguise in upstate New York while trying to search for the man responsible for the atrocities. The night she gets a le

Catch an Interview at Romance Reviews Today!

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Have you ever read the longer interviews that Romance Reviews Today does with authors? If not, catch the latest one with Suzanne Forster: http://romrevtoday.com/Interviews/suzanne_forster_6-10-07.htm For all the interviews, check out the archives: http://romrevtoday.com/Interviews/interview_archives.htm

Spotlight Review on DESPERATE DUCHESSES and a book giveaway!

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I'm giving away a copy of DESPERATE DUCHESSES to one lucky winner! Just post and you'll be entered to win. But hurry, since I will be drawing the winner on Wednesday night (June 13th) at 11pm eastern time! DESPERATE DUCHESSES - Eloisa James Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-078193-4 June 2007 Historical Romance Georgian England, 1781, 1783 The cartoon in the window of Humphrey's Print Shop depicting Lady Roberta St. Giles as having a hunched back and a single eyebrow spanning a bulging forehead has now been reproduced in Rambler's Magazine. Just in case any potential suitors might have missed the original, no doubt. Not that the artist had ever seen the young lady, but, after all, she's the spawn of the Mad Marquess, isn't she? The poem her father sends in reaction only make matters worse, for the flamboyant, unconventional Marquess of Wharton and Malmesbury is a prolific but bad poet. Lady Roberta blackmails her father into allowing her to attend Lady Cholmondel

Ask Five with....KATE PEARCE!!!!

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If you follow this blog, you know I like to introduce readers to new authors as well as interviewed a lot of the Kensington Aprhodisia authors. How about combining the two? Kate's first Aphrodisia book isn't out yet, but her Virgin Cheek is. (Virgin Cheek is an imprint of Black Lace...) But before you think Naughty Kate has been real naughty, well, she writes the good kind of naughtiness. Oh, and Kate has some stories out with Ellora's Cave . Meet... Kate Pearce ! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? It's called "Where have all the Cowboys gone?" and its from Virgin Cheek and it comes out May 29th. Here's a little blurb... What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you're Lauren Redstone. In her case a little klutziness at a hotel bar turns into an unexpected opportunity to indulge in her most erotic fantasy-sex with a real honest-to goodness cowboy. But when Lauren wakes up the next morning, she discovers she

Spotlight Review....HELL ON HEELS

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HELL ON HEELS - Julie Kenner, Kathryn O'Reilly, Dee Davis Berkley Sensation ISBN-10: 0-425-21527-X ISBN-13: 978-0-425-21527-2 June 2007 Paranormal Romance Anthology After untold centuries, Satan is ready to retire. All he can think about is relaxing on a beach somewhere with a drink in one hand and a beautiful woman or two in the other. But he can't just leave the kingdom he's built unmanaged, and whichever of his kids takes over must prove to him that they deserve it. Daddy's little girls have always wanted to make him proud, and he has high hopes one of them will do just that. Lucia's Story - Julie Kenner Monaco - Present Day An assassin, Lucia is the only one of her half-siblings who went into the family business so-to-speak. But centuries of killing have worn her out, and she yearns for something; she is unsure of what. But Daddy dearest has offered her something she can't refuse, his kingdom and freedom. She just has to complete one last assassi

The Reader's Corner

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Name: Renee What are you currently reading? Desperate Duchess by Eloisa James What is your favorite romance genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) to read? Historicals, but I will read contemporaries sometimes. Do you have a “to be read” pile and if so, how many book are approximately on it? Gosh, yes! I have around 65 on it. 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? Eloisa James, because I love love her books! Also Stephanie Laurens, Georgette Heyer, Amanda Quick, and Madeline Hunter. Name a book (and its author) that you’ve read recently that went on your keeper shelf. The River Knows by Amanda Quick

Spotlight Review...TEMPT ME TONIGHT!

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Sorry this is late, but thunderstorms moved in last night and I got offline.... TEMPT ME TONIGHT – Toni Blake Avon Red (Trade Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-0-06-113609-2 ISBN-10: 0-06-113609-3 June 2007 Contemporary Romance Eden, Indiana – Present Day Trish Henderson left her hometown of Eden fourteen years ago for college, leaving behind her boyfriend, Joe Ramsey, whom she dumped when she couldn’t give him what he wanted and he sought it elsewhere in the arms of another woman. Now a successful attorney, Trish has returned to Eden to help facilitate the sale of her parents' restaurant. Her intentions are to do it quickly and leave town before she comes face to face with Joe. But fate has another idea. Joe tried to put his feelings for Trish behind him. He knows what he did was stupid, but he’s matured. When Trish waltzes into the bar, his heart does a somersault. She’s all grown up and sophisticated…and just as beautiful as ever. But why would city girl Trish now want to look at sma

The winner of TEMPT ME TONIGHT is......

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The winner of TEMPT ME TONIGHT is.... Nichole I !!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!! Email Patti at fisc40pa@aol.com with your name and address and I'll get the book out to you!!!!!!!!!!! &&&&&& Meanwhile, be sure to check out the latest reviews over at Romance Reviews Today !