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What do you want to read in 2008?

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As the year draws to a close and we usher in the new year.... First off, thank you to all of you, the readers of the Romance Reviews Today blog! You have helped to make this a success. Now, the ultimate question is...what books are you looking forward to in 2008? Post away. List them and you'll be entered in a drawing. One winner will be chosen to get a book sent to you from Amazon, maximum value $15.00. *One entry per household.* Contest ends Sunday, January 6th and winner will be posted Sunday night.

Favorite reads of 2007....

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What was your favorite historical set romance of 2007?

Your favorite reads of 2007....

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Tonight, list your favorite contemporary romance of 2007.... And go ahead if you cannot list just one. :)

Your favorite book of 2007....

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For the next few days, I am going to list a genre or type of romance and I want you to tell me what your favorite book of 2007 was in that genre! Today, it is paranormal/fantasy romance . What was your favorite book of 2007?

Spill...what did you get for Christmas????

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Happy Holidays from the staff of Romance Reviews Today ! We wish you the best Christmas ever! Now that you've unwrapped your presents.... What did you get for Christmas????

Gift Card winner is......

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....flchen1.... Congratulations!!!! Please email me at fisc40pa@aol.com and tell me where you want your egiftcard to come from: Amazon, BN or Fictionwise. Merry Christmas from Romance Reviews Today and RRT Erotic ! May you get lots of books or book giftcards as presents!

Ask Five with....DONNA BIRDSELL!

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What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? I have a novella in the Harlequin NEXT Anthology “Christmas Presence: Three Tales of Love.” My novella is “Christmas Presence,” and it’s about a young widow who wants to boycott the holidays because her husband died in a car accident the day after Christmas last year. Problem is, her husband’s ghost won’t let her. Before she knows it, she has a Christmas tree, she’s baking cookies, and she’s got a job at a wrapping booth in the mall, where she meets the man who may hold the key to her Christmas Future. Do you like writing Christmas themed stories? This is actually the first one I’ve written, and I absolutely loved it. It practically wrote itself. I think I outlined it in about three hours. But Christmas is my favorite time of year, so it made it easy. How do you stay motivated? Oh, those big checks I keep getting… snort! But seriously, it’s just the whole process of creating something (or someone) didn’t exist be

Reminders......

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Don't forget the $25 gift card contest ends Sunday night. http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2007/12/little-something-in-your-stocking.html I'll be chatting in the RRT chat room on Friday night as usual at 9:30pm est. Be sure to come join us! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and then click on the chat button. (have you noticed how nice the site has been looking???) Start thinking about your best books of 2007! What do you look forward to coming out in 2008? We want to hear from you!

Spotlight Review: SECRETS Volume 21

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SECRETS Volume 21 - Cynthia Eden, Larissa Ione, Kate St. James, Mia Verano Red Sage Publishing http://www.redsagepub.com/ ISBN: 1-60310-001-6 ISBN 13: 978-1-60310-001-4 December 2007 Erotic Anthology Caged Wolf - Cynthia Eden near Atlanta, Georgia - Present Day For the second time, Alerac La Mort senses his mate, and this time he is determined that she will not get away. When he opens the door, he’s surprised; first, because he recognizes Officer Madison Langley, and secondly, because she’s aiming a gun at his chest. The next thing he’s aware of, Alerac is chained in a basement, and Madison - his mate - tells him that men will be arriving shortly to take him to a lab. For years, Madison has hated werewolves because they killed her parents, and finally she is doing something with that vengeance. But why does she feel such a pull to a creature she has always considered a monster? Alerac and Madison are both in for a few surprises in CAGED WOLF. Though this is the third of Ms. Ede

RRT Erotic is back!!!!

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RRTErotic - Issue 16, Volume 1 – December 16 2007 http://www.rrterotic.com/ In this issue, we have 22 new reviews for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) 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 the December Contest for your chance to win! · RRTEROTIC IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS TO REVIEW EROTIC NOVELS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT. EMAIL: terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com if you’d like to join the RRTErotic staff. Please submit a sample review at the time of application. Thanks for visiting RRTErotic! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Romance Reviews Today http://www.rrterotic.com/ RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology Reviews A RED HOT NEW YEAR - Cynthia Eden, Diana Mercury, Virginia Reede, Denise Rossetti - Jennifer - An

Spotlight Review--AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Eloisa James

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AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Eloisa James Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-124554-1 November 2007 Historical Romance Georgian England, April 1783 It began in Paris four years ago. Miss Perdita Selby, informally called Poppy, fell in love with the Duke of Fletcher, and Fletch with Poppy. This was fortunate, for Poppy's mother, Lady Flora, would not countenance a lesser rank as a son-in-law. Her whole life, it seems, has been devoted to shaping her daughter into a proper duchess. What is less fortunate is her indoctrination of her daughter concerning the evils of men and the marriage bed in particular. Poppy was so firmly conditioned that even today, she cannot respond to her husband's lovemaking no matter the care and attention he lavishes upon her inert body. It's driven him crazy. The devoted young man of their early days has changed. His outward beauty remains -- it's even enhanced -- but the sweetness is gone. Poppy and Fletch are now in despair; he through his frustration o

Ask Five with....GINA BLACK!!

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Here is a newly published author that I've been waiting to see in print since her run in RT's American Title competition! Get to know.... Gina Black : 1. Tell us a little about The Raven's Revenge. THE RAVEN'S REVENGE is set during England's Restoration, right after the Puritans lost power and Charles II returned as King. The heroine, Katherine Anne Welles, has been raised as a Puritan. When her father arranges a marriage with their villainous neighbor, she flees in the arms of a wounded highwayman, even though she distrusts his offer of help. Nicholas Montford, the exiled Earl of Ashton, has been masquerading as a highwayman since returning to England to reclaim his family lands. As the Raven, he takes revenge upon the Puritans who thrived while his family suffered. But when he kidnaps heiress Katherine Welles, thoughts of revenge take second place to kissing her soft lips and teasing the mistrust from her eyes. Can he find redemption in the arms of the woman

Chats, Contests and Fun Galore!!!

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Are you looking for chats or contests this holiday season? Check these out: Minx will be in the Romance Reviews Today chat room on Dec 15rh at 9pm est for her monthly trivia chat. Click here to enter the RRT Chat Room *** The Friday night chat I host is cancelled this Friday. I'll be partying over at the: RWA Online Chapter #136 Holiday Party chat! Prizes to include gift cards will be given away. Chat begins at 9pm est On Friday Dec 14th and will run for two hours. Click here to enter the RWA Online Chat Room *** From Author Sound Relations : December Happy Holidays Contest Congratulations to Cathy MacDonald, our November winner! December 2007 prizes! PDF download of Jasmine Haynes’s More Than A Night From Leigh Wyndfield, a copy of TWO FOR THE MONEY! A print copy of Zodiac: EARTH, signed by Dee S. Knight! $20 gift certificate to Amazon from TL Schaefer… “So you can buy what you didn’t get for Christmas!!” Autographed copy of Rachelle Chase’s Sex Lounge! Here’s

A little something in your Stocking.... Giveaway!

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A little gift from the Romance Reviews Today blog..... ONE person will win a $25 egiftcard to your choice of either Amazon, BN, or Fictionwise .... Yes, a nice prize and you can buy LOTS of books for $25.... So, tell me, what books would you buy with a $25.00 giftcard? Post away and tell us...we want to know! One entry per household. Contest winner will be announced the evening of December 23rd.

Spotlight Review...DEAL WITH THIS by Lucy Monroe

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DEAL WITH THIS – Lucy Monroe The Goddard Project, Book 2 Kensington Brava ISBN-10: 0-7582-1180-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-1180-4 December 2007 Contemporary Romance Vancouver, British Columbia – Present Day Special Agent Alan Hyatt is working undercover as a journalist while investigating suspected high tech espionage. As part of his disguise, he will live in actor Jillian Sinclair’s home as one of her boarders. Meeting Jillian for the first time, an instantaneous lust for her engulfs Alan, making him realize it’s going to be tough to maintain impartiality. Not that Jillian is the prime suspect, but you never can be too sure. Living in close quarters also makes it hard to keep their distance from each other, especially when the attraction is mutual. Jillian loves her job and loves having people around her. Owning a house in Vancouver near the studio is convenient, while Jillian stringently lays down rules, which include no personal relationships among the boarders. But her new

SILKEN SHADOWS winner is....

The winner of Silken Shadows is Laurie!!!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with you name and address and I'll forward the info to Terrie. Please put Silken Shadows winner in the subject header. Congratulations!

Rita Thedford winner and a Spotlight review of Parallel Desire!

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First off, the winner of the ebook from Rita Thedford is.... flichen1... Please email Rita at ritathedford2002@yahoo.com to claim your copy of Hot Night at the Blue Bug Saloon! Be sure to put in subject header RRT blog winner. PS, I will draw the Silken Shadows winner tomorrow night Romance Reviews Today is slowly getting back to normal. I don't know how Terrie finds the time to eat or sleep. Be sure to check out the site: Romance Reviews Today Here is a spotlight review for your enjoyment: PARALLEL DESIRE - Deidre Knight Midnight Warriors - Book 4 Signet Eclipse ISBN-10: 0-451-22244-X ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22244-3 December 2007 Paranormal Romance Texas, Wyoming, Idaho - A Future and a Present A Future… Jakob Tierny killed Lieutenant Scott Dillon’s wife, Hope, and their unborn baby, Leisa. In his rage and grief, Scott allows the Antousian side of his nature to surface and kills Jakob by taking over his body, killing the soul that used to reside in it in the process. Now

Ask Five with ....RITA THEDFORD...and a ebook giveaway!

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Today we have Rita Thedford , a new to me author that I know I'm going to love reading. The title of her latest book caught my eye. I'm sure it will yours! PS...check down below about a giveaway! Sit back and meet Rita: 1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about? My latest release is Hot Night at the Blue Bug Saloon with The Wild Rose Press. It's the first installment for their Wayback Texas Series with the Yellow Rose line of contemporary westerns. Blue Bug tells the story of sexy, sassy Gina Ballew who is just a tad intimidating to the fellas in this small Texas town. Yeah, she's been burned before, has sworn off men completely. That is until she meets Nash Logan. Nash, a bull rider and all around cowboy, is only in town for the weekly rodeo. Nope, he doesn't do one night stands but when luscious Gina saunters up to him at The Blue Bug Saloon, he knows he's a goner. 2. How do you come up with ideas for your stories? Umm...g

Site Update

In case you didn't catch Terrie's letter: A note to our readers. When you visit Romance Reviews Today you will notice the new look, what you may also notice is that most of the content (previous reviews, interviews, spotlights) are missing. If you weren’t aware of it, Romance Reviews Today was suspended when the host sever I have been with for seven years decided that RRTErotic violated their terms of service. Rather than just taking RRTErotic down they took down both of the sites without giving me an opportunity to take any corrective measures they might require, or even to ensure the integrity and viability of the sites. When Romance Reviews Today was moved to a new server along with RRTErotic they neglected to tell me that they were the same server as my previous server with a different name. So, after uploading RRT, I uploaded RRTE. After accepting the transfer of the domain RRTErotic they decided the domain name alone violated their terms of service, and once again w

SILKEN SHADOWS book giveaway!

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Romance Reviews Today site is back up but Terrie is still working on it from the ground up. But be sure to check out the latest reviews . To start out December right, we are giving away a December release: Jennifer St. Giles SILKEN SHADOWS Check out the blurb here . One entry per household. Winner to be drawn Sunday evening (Dec 9th) On your mark, get set....POST!

Chat Tuesday night with Linnea Sinclair and Cara Carnes!!!

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Chat with Linnea Sinclair and Cara Carnes in the Romance Reviews Today Chat Room Click here to enter Tuesday Begins at 9pm EST *Prizes to be given away*

Q&A with Cara Carnes and Tuesday Chat Announcement!

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Cara Carnes, along with Linnea Sinclair, will be my guest in the Romance Reviews Today chat room this coming Tuesday at 9pm est. To get ready for this exciting chat, here is an interview with the lovely Cara Carnes! You can buy her story, Warrior's Paradise, at Loose Id by clicking here . PS...yes, there will be prizes at the chat. Come to chat and find out what. ;-) 1. Tell us about Warrior's Paradise. Shana Danson is concerned about her adopted sister's obsession over another world. To prove to herself and to her sister that it doesn't exist, Shana decides to test it by saying the chant that takes you to Paradise, a place where your wildest fantasies can come true. She is surprised to find herself in Paradise, and at the mercy of Lucian, their fiercest warrior. All he wants is the one thing she doesn't want to give him - how she came to know of Paradise. Determined to protect the identity of her adopted sister, she must choose between loyalty and surrender