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Ask Five with..... P.L. Parker!!!!

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1. Tell us about your latest release. "Riley's Journey" came out in print in October, 2007. "Riley's Journey" is a time travel novel, taking place during the Ice Age when Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon inhabited the earth together. The heroine is sent back in time, without her knowledge, to be the mate of a man sent back five years previously. It has hit the time travel best seller list on Amazon.com quite a few times and I am pretty excited about that. My first novel, "Fiona" was on TWRP's best seller list for quite some time and is also No. 1 on the current print sale list, as well as being No. 5 (as of earlier today) on the paranormal list for novels. 2. How long had you been writing before you sold your first story? I haven't been writing that long. I started "Fiona" in March of 2006 and finished it in August, 2006 and contracted for publication with TWRP in late December 2006 or early January 2007. At the same time, I was

Spotlight Review: SHAMELESS by Tori Carrington

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SHAMELESS – Tori Carrington Harlequin Blaze #377 ISBN (13): 978-0-373-79381-5 ISBN (10): 0-373-79381-2 February 2008 Contemporary Series Romance Fantasy, Michigan ~ Present Day Nina Leonard has a reputation of dating a man for six months, then breaking up with him and being celibate for the next six months. Well, that cycle of getting involved is now about to start again, and her two best friends, Kevin Weber and Patrick Gauge (and her fellow co-owners of a business), are bemoaning that fact. All Nina wants to do is get laid and figures that once her “itch” has been satisfied, she’ll be set for the next six months. The question of who the man will be pops up -- and before Nina can take a breath, Kevin and Gauge are proposing that they be her mystery lover. As shocking as the offer seems, Nina agrees. She cares for both of her friends, but is afraid of changing their relationship. Anonymous sex means she doesn’t know which one provided it; her “problem” is solved, and so the night o

Surrender to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin!

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Don't forget we are having a chat Wednesday night in the RRT Chat Room with Terri Brisbin! Chat begins at 9pm eastern time and there will be prizes given away: two $10 amazon gift certificates and Terri is throwing in a Scottish gift for each of those two winner also!!! Just go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat to join the fun. Hope to see you there! In the meantime, enjoy the review of Surrender to the Highlander by our own RRT Staff reviewer : SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER – Terri Brisbin Harlequin Historical #886 ISBN: 978-0-373-29486-2 February 2008 Historical Romance Scotland – 1356 At one time, Rurik Erengislsson, an exiled warrior from the Northlands, only wanted his powerful father’s approval and a place in his home. But as a bastard, Rurik and his mother were easily forsaken, and Rurik left the north and made a home for himself in Scotland with his mother’s family, the Clan MacLerie. Now, his father, who has ascended to the high position of Earl of th

Spotlight Review..and a contest! EROS ISLAND

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See below for a contest to win EROS ISLAND! EROS ISLAND - Lucinda Betts, Dawn Thompson, Devyn Quinn Kensington Aphrodisia (Trade Paperback) ISBN-10: 0-7582-2214-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-2214-5 February 2008 Erotic Paranormal Anthology Three of today’s hottest authors put their own sexy spin on tales in which gods and goddesses feature. If you like your stories a little different, a bit dangerous, and most of all, deliciously steamy, then this anthology was created just for you. Centaur Heart - Lucinda Betts Crete - Ancient times Two men vie for the right to be Princess Akantha’s Champion. King Lycurgus is the sensible choice as an alliance with him should bring peace to her people, but then there’s Chiron, the King of the Centaurs. Chiron believes Lycurgus has an alliance with a god of death and destruction, and he’s determined to save Akantha or die trying. But Akantha has difficulty picturing a centaur as her consort. Can the Mother Goddess convince Akantha to follow the path to tr

Chat Wednesday night with Terri Brisbin!!!!

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Come chat Wednesday night (Feb 27th) in the Romance Reviews Today chat room with fabulous author TERRI BRISBIN as she talks to readers about her newest release from Harlequin SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER Chat begins at 9pm eastern time in the Romance Reviews Chat Room . Just click the link and then RRT (if it does not automatically go there) And, as an added bonus…… I’ll be giving away $10 Amazon egift certificates to TWO lucky winners! Please join us for this exciting chat!

Ask Five with...Phyllis Campbell!!

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Meet Phyllis Campbell, author of Danger in Her Arms, available now from The Wild Rose Press . The cover is gorgeous! 1. Tell us about your latest release. Danger In Her Arms is my latest release. I'm anxious to hear how readers feel about this story since it's my first romantic suspense. So far, I've received two great reviews. Long And Short Reviews, and one from Love Romances and More, which gave me 5-Hearts!! Here is the blurb: Taylor Marshal and her daughter need protecting, yet the bodyguard assigned is the one man she fears the most. Three years earlier, Taylor gave her heart and body to stranger. After a whirlwind affair of unbridled passion, her hopes were crushed when she finds out her lover, Cory Ross, is a hit man. When she witnesses him take another man’s life then watches her new found love fall from a cliff after being shot, her heart shatters. The only thing left to soothe Taylor’s broken soul is the little life growing inside her. The last thing she

New Reviews Posted!

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 54, Volume 3, February 20 2008 http://www.romrevtoday.com/ In this issue, we have 26 new reviews for your reading pleasure. Don’t forget to stop by the Contest page and enter the February drawing! Drawing will be held on February 29th and winners announced in the March 1st issue of RRT. Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she’s giving away. If you aren’t on the RRTChatters loop you’re missing out on some great conversations – and prizes. Happy Reading! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress Romance Reviews Today RRTErotic Anthologies TEX APPEAL - K. Raye, A. Kent, C. Summers - Patti - Contemporary Romance Contemporary Fiction THE HISTORY OF LUCY'S LOVE LIFE IN TEN AND A HALF CHAPTERS - Deborah Wright - Jennifer WHAT GOES AROUND - Susan Diamond - Sandra Contemporary Romance SATISFACTION - Marianne Stillings - Darling Detectives, Book 2 - Sinclair Inspirational Reviews BAYOU CORRUPTION - Robin Caroll - Deborah - Romantic

Spotlight Review: Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke

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KISS OF FIRE – Deborah Cooke A Dragonfire Novel Signet Eclipse ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22327-2 ISBN-10: 0-451-22327-6 February 2008 Paranormal Romance Ann Arbor, Michigan – Present Day When Sara Keegan loses her parents and her beloved Aunt Magda in quick succession, she decides it's time to reevaluate her life. She quits her accounting job, moves to Ann Arbor, and takes over her aunt’s New Age Bookstore. Sara is still adjusting to her new life; she was always a great team player, gaining much inspiration from collaboration with her co-workers. Aunt Magda, though much beloved, was the family psychic, and Sara is not sure she believes in the paranormal. Her well-ordered world is about to be tested. Dragons are in the world, and they are after Sara. Quinn Tyrrell is a loner -- the way he prefers his life. He practices an almost lost craft as an art form; he is a blacksmith. He usually prefers not to be involved with people, but one night he finds himself rescuing a woman being attacked

A Perfect 10: IMMORTAL by Traci L. Slatton

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IMMORTAL - Traci L. Slatton A Perfect 10 Delta Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-385-33974-2 February 2008 Historical Fiction Florence, Italy - 1324 to approximately 1500 Luca Bastardo lives on the streets of Florence, stealing, begging, and hiding. Abandoned or kidnapped as a young child, the golden-haired boy only knows that he is different from the rest of the street urchins, for people have told him of a well-dressed lady who was frantically looking for her lost son years before. When he is betrayed by a boy he thought of as a friend, Luca finds himself in the clutches of Bernardo Silvano, owner of the most notorious brothel in the area. What happens to Luca, and the rest of the children that Silvano "buys" or "rescues" from the streets, is despicable and depraved, but Luca learns to shut out the horrors by thinking of the beautiful paintings and frescoes he's seen. Soon he comes to realize that he doesn't age like the rest of the children. Silvano holds th

Drew another winner...........

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Okay, Stacia did not contact me for her blog win of RIDING WILD, so I have chosen another winner... It is..............JANE! Congrats Jane. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your name and mailng address. Thanks! By the way, if you are looking for book giveaways, the RRT Chatters loop does book giveaways on occasion. I have one going on right now for Exotica by Eden Bradley. :) To join, click the link below: Click to join RRTChatters

Ask Five with......MANDY M. ROTH!!!

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Say a warm welcome to Mandy M. Roth !!!! 1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? Magnetic Attraction is the second book in the Droid Wars Series. It follows Dr. Conell Ballou and the feisty ship mechanic, Kiwi. Blurb-- No matter how many light years you run, the past is never far behind.Tired of a life on the run, Kiwi has put down roots on a science vessel. She finds more than she bargained for in the form of cocksure, overachieving, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Dr. Conell Ballou. His arrogance is infuriating—which, strangely, makes her want him more.Since the tiny spitfire of a mechanic boarded his vessel, Conell hasn’t been able to focus on much of anything except her. Kiwi’s mere presence pulses through every synthetic and humanoid part of his body. And, unknown to both Kiwi and Conell, her past is entwined with his.But a deranged captain of the Vanos, the alien race from which they’re defending mankind, is still hunting for Kiwi. Against all the odd

Winner of RIDING WILD is....

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***********STACIA****************** Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your name and mailing address within 48 hours. Congratulations!!! Be sure to check out the RRT and RRT Erotic sites for your latest romance novel reading pleasure!

Chat Wednesday night at RWA Online!

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Interrupting the blog to make an announcement: Join RWA Online for a chat Wednesday night at 9pm est! Join us this Wednesday night from 9pm to 11pm EST for our first ever Valentine's Day Party Chat. This is a holiday to celebrate love and since we're all lovers of romance, it's the holiday for us! There will be prizes, including a box of Godiva chocolates and a sterling silver pair of gemstone earrings! Get ready to party and chat with our author guests on Wednesday night! And a few of our author book doorprizes,We hope to see you there! Even if you can only join us for a few minutes, do try and drop in to support your chapter! Marly and Jenna your friendly chat divas! Click on RWA Online Chat Room to enter the chat

RRT poll winner is...........

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RIDING WILD by Jaci Burton.... This means that I have this book up for grabs. This is going to be a quick giveaway, so maybe a better chance to win? I will announce the winner Wednesday evening. 48 hours from now. Tell me....do you want this book? Have you read Jaci Burton and if you, which of her books would you recommend a new reader start with?

Spotlight Review -- COSMIC SEX y Karen Kelley

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COSMIC SEX – Karen Kelley Kensington Brava ISBN-10: 0-7582-1767-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-1767-7 February 2008 Paranormal Romance Texas – Present Day Quite some time ago, Kia’s cousin Mala left the planet Nerak for Earth in search of Sheriff (from Debbie Does the Sheriff), and Kia expected her to return at some point. When she doesn’t, Kia decides to go looking for her in case Mala is stuck and can’t get home. Earth doesn’t turn out to be anything like Kia expects, but Nick Scericino is one good thing she doesn’t mind in the least. When the gorgeous and totally out-of-place woman walks into the seedy bar during his stakeout, Detective Nick Scericino knows things are about to go south. Like clockwork, one of the scruffy customers decides she’s fair game, and before too long a brawl breaks out. Nick and Kia are at the heart of it, of course, but he quickly hustles her out of the way. Good Samaritan that he is, he offers her a place to stay, and when she offers a bit more, Nick is quite h

Ask Five with....JENNY GARDINER!!!

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I've been following Jenny's career since before she became famous of the winner of RT's Amercian Title contest last year. Now her winning book is out! Get to meet Jenny Gardiner ! What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about? SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER is the title of my debut novel, and here's what I call Ward in a nutshell (along with a lovely blurb from the wonderful Meg Cabot): SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, Dorchester, 2008. The funny yet poignant story of a woman at a crossroads in life, who years earlier married a man who swept her off her feet, but now finds that her Mr. Right has evolved into Mr. Always Right, and the only sweeping going on in her life involves a broom and a dustpan. As her dreams collide with reality and the one that got away shows up trying to worm his way back into her heart, she must decide if her once charmed marriage is salvageable, and if so, how she's going to go about saving it. A fun, sassy read! A cross between E

Come Chat!

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Friday night I'll be hosting a chat in the RRT Chat Room... Time is 9:30pm until...? Click here to reach the chat room. Will there be a prize given away? Guess you'll have to come to find out... :D Thursday night come chat at RWA Online with Kate Pearce, Aphrodisia and Vigin Cheek author, who has TWO books out in February!!! You can reach the RWA Online chat room by clicking here .

A Perfect 10: LIGHT OF THE MOON by Luanne Rice

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LIGHT OF THE MOON - Luanne Rice A Perfect 10 Bantam Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-553-80511-6 February 2008 General Fiction Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Camargue, Southern France - The Present Forty-three years ago while on vacation to see the wild white horses of the Camargue, Margaret Connolly knelt before a statue carved from black wood in a church dedicated to the three Maries and prayed for a child. The statue was that of Sarah, an Egyptian slave girl who legend claimed came to Gaul in AD 45 aboard a rudderless, sail less boat with Mary Magdalene, Mary Salome, the mother of apostles John and James, Mary Jacoby, sister to the Virgin, and Lazarus. Now Margaret's daughter Susannah has returned to Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer to honor her mother's dying wish that she visit the Camargue. The place where Margaret believed the Gypsies' Saint Sarah performed a miracle that allowed her to become pregnant after years of trying. Susannah is still grieving and beset with guilt at not being at h

Sucker Bet winner and ... a poll!

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The winner of SUCKER BET by Erin McCarthy is........... Cathy -- the #17 (and last) poster!!! Congratulations!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your name and address so I can get it out to you. Now, I want to call your attention to the little poll over on the left...Pick one...Sorry only one.... :) It will close this coming Feb 11th and then I'll start a contest to WIN that winning book.

February Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 54, Volume 1, February 1 2008 http://www.romrevtoday.com/ In this issue, we have 35 new reviews for your reading pleasure. Yes, 35 – our reviewers have been busy. J CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS IN THE JANUARY 2008 CONTEST Matthew B. winner of KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE & AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and Colleen J. winner of LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS & EDGE OF MIDNIGHT! Don’t’ forget to stop by the Contest page and enter the February drawing! Happy Reading! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress Romance Reviews Today RRTErotic AnthologiesNEVER ON A SUNDAE - W. Markham, L. Messina, D. Brodsky - Jennifer - Chick Lit WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE - A. Brennan, R. St. Claire, K. Tabke - Terrie - Paranormal Romantic Suspense Contemporary Fiction LIGHT OF THE MOON - Luanne Rice - A Perfect 10 - Robin SKINNY DIPPING - Connie Brockway - Courtney THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE - Julie Buxbaum - Astrid Contemporary Romance BETWEEN THE SHEETS - Robin Wells - Jennell SLEEPIN