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Chat and win Friday night!

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Come chat in the RRT Chat room on Friday night beginning at 9 : 30pm eastern time and we'll play a game. The prize is your choice of a book or a $10 Amazon gift card! Join us in the the chat room at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and by logging into the site and then click on Chat . Oh, and yeah, the game is my wicked please. :)

A Perfect Ten: WARRIOR RISING by P.C. Cast

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WARRIOR RISING – P.C. Cast Goddess Summoning Series , Book 6 A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-425-22137-2 May 2008 Paranormal Romance Tulsa, Oklahoma – Present Day; the City of Troy during the Trojan War Goddesses have all the luck in the world -- men at their fingertips, beauty, power, and ambrosia whenever they want it. But Hera, Athena, and Venus are fed up to their perfectly-arched eyebrows with the Trojan War, which, thanks to rumor and speculation, is being blamed on them. Achilles, son of Thetis, has led a bloody battle for the Greeks and is doomed to die by the age of thirty without knowing the love of a woman. It was his choice to live a battle-filled life that would ensure fame. If the goddesses could stop him from fighting and end the battle, they may change fate, but the war would finally be over. Venus concocts a plan that is sure to work after visiting modern-day Tulsa, Oklahoma. Venus decides the mortal woman, Katrina Campbell, would be jus

RRTErotic Reviews Posted 5/25!

RRTErotic - Issue 20, Volume 2 – May 25, 2008 In this issue, we have 26 new reviews and 7 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me ( terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com ) about our current specials. RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com for details. Enter the May Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held May 30, 2008. You can enter only once for an eBook from Samhain Publishing – any book available at the time of the contest. You can enter only once for the Print book contest. Winners outside of the continental US will receive a gift certificate equal to the value of the prize book. Thanks for visiting RRTErotic! Terrie Figueroa Owner/Webmistress www.romrevtoday.com Romance Reviews Today www.rrterotic.com RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology ReviewsHOT NIGHTS, DARK DESIRES - Eden Bradley, Syndey Croft, Stephanie Tyler -

FALLEN winner is......

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Congrats to CrystalGB!!! She wins FALLEN by Erin McCarthy! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Stay tuned for upcoming contests in the near future, but don't forget to enter the RITA contest giveaway!

RITA Contest -- Best Regency Historical Romance Finalists

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Remember the rules by clicking here . Post who you think will win and next Sunday I'll draw a winner who can choose either one of these books or a $5 giftcard! Finalists for best Regency Historical are: Blackthorne's Bride by Shana Galen HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-112497-6) May Chen, editor Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-123491-0) Lucia Macro, editor Lord of Scandal by Nicola Cornick Harlequin Enterprises, HQN - (9780373772117) Kimberley Young, editor The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (0061230839) Lyssa Keusch, editor Untouched by Anna Campbell HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-123492-7) Lucia Macro, editor Good luck everyone!!!

RITA winner week #3 is......

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Congratulations to KH - who I think is Kimmy.... email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your choice from either this list, or the gc. http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2008/05/rita-contest-best-contemporary-single.html

Book Giveaway...FALLEN by Erin McCarthy

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Okay, so I ran the review on FALLEN. How about if I gave away a copy of FALLEN to one lucky reader? The thing is, it's not going to go to just anyone... You have to have read Erin McCarthy in the past because..... In order to be entered, you must post and list your favorite Erin McCarthy book that you've read. Easy as pie.... :) Post one entry per person and I'll announce the winner SUNDAY NIGHT (May 25th) close to Midnight on the east coast. You must claim it no later than the following Thursday if you're the declared winner.....

A Perfect Ten: FALLEN by Erin McCarthy

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FALLEN – Erin McCarthy A Perfect 10 Seven Deadly Sins Series, Book 2 Jove ISBN: 978-0-515-14462-8 May 2008 Paranormal Romance New Orleans, Louisiana – 1849 They said that John Thiroux (nee Gabriel St. John) killed her. In addition to his debilitating addiction to opium, absinthe, and liquor, what was one more sin, after all? Lady Macbeth’s famous line, “Out, out, damned spot” never seemed so palpable. As an immortal fallen angel, John has seen a lot and paid dearly for his transgressions. A Watcher, one who guards and protects mortals, John had a weakness for many things, and the soul of an artist. But on this night in 1849, he cannot remember if it was by his hands that the prostitute, Anne Donovan, died a tragic, painful death. The absinthe took his mind to its ultimate high and, mixed with the opium and liquor, time had faded into nothing. The next day he woke to find Anne slashed to death, the murder weapon, a Bowie knife, at the bedside. Throughout the trial, and even after it

New Reviews Posted

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 57, Volume 3, May 20, 2008 BEST BOOKS OF 2007: If you missed it, be sure to check out the Romance Reviews Today Best Books of 2007. You can find a link to them on the Main Index. SITE MAINTENANCE: You will note that several older pages are in transition – but rather than take the site down for maintenance I am leaving all the pages live and updating them on the web. This way, all the reviews remain available, and the navigation buttons still work, even if they are not yet resized. Additionally I am working on an index of reviews by AUTHOR to help you locate reviews more quickly. However, you can always utilize the search engine on the Reviews page and the Main Index. The site is re-indexed every weekend to add the latest reviews to the search engine database. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! You will note that all books reviewed are now linked on our New Releases page as well as in the current and back issue

La Grande Mort - PHANTASMAGORIA by Madelynne Ellis

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PHANTASMAGORIA - Madelynne Ellis La Grande Morte Black Lace ISBN: 978-0-352-34168-6 May 2008 Erotic Historical Gothic Romance - Ménage à trois London, England - 1800 Bella Rushdale lives a decadent lifestyle with her two lovers, the Viscount Lucerne Marlinscar and Vaughan, the Marquis of Pennerley. All three have been lovers for over three years, and they throw caution to the wind, enjoying ferocious lovemaking every chance they can get. Lucerne is the more considerate of the two men. He treats Bella like precious gold, whereas Vaughan is the brooding type and likes it rough. Bella could not ask for anything more. But that is all about to change when Vaughan simply walks away from them both without any reason. The trio's scandalous relationship has long since gone past the point of everything that is considered to be normal in the eyes of society. Lucerne wants Bella to be his wife but lusts after Vaughan with a passion no man should feel for another. Vaughan is obsessed with

RITA Contest ...Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Finalists

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Remember the rules by clicking here . Pick who you think will win from this list. Next Sunday I will pick one person who will get to pick one of the winning books as their prize, or a amazon or BN gc. Here we go...... The finalists for Best Contemporary Single Romance are.... Blame It On Cupid by Jennifer Greene Harlequin Enterprises, HQN - (0373771770) Melissa Jeglinski, editor Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins Harlequin Enterprises, HQN - (0-373-7724-6) Tracy Farrell and Keyren Gerlach, editors Coming Undone by Susan Andersen Harlequin Enterprises, HQN - (0-373-77213-0) Margo Lipschultz, editor Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist Grand Central Publishing, Forever - (0-044-61798-9) Michele Bidelspach, editor She's No Angel by Leslie Kelly Harlequin Enterprises, HQN - (0373772157) Brenda Chin, editor Tangled Up In You by Rachel Gibson HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-117803-0) Lucia Macro, editor Tempt Me Tonight by Toni Blake HarperCollins Publisher

RITA Winner Week 2 is......

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Congrats to TETEWA who gets to pick her choice of a Romanctic Suspense book from this list. or a giftcard Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Q&A with...Isabel Sharpe!!!

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Give a warm welcome to Isabel Sharpe! I love reading this author. She writes sexy and funny stories for Harlequin Blaze and her latest, INDULGE ME is currently out. FORBIDDEN FANTASIES Darcy Wolf is finally free. After spending the past several years caring for an ailing father and ex-boyfriend, she can finally spread her own wings and leave her too-familiar hometown far behind. First, however, she has some single-woman fantasies to fulfill. Tyler Houston can hardly believe what he's seeing through the bedroom window of the house he's painting. With an invitation like that, he can't get down the ladder and up the stairs fast enough. But once he's gotten a taste of Darcy, he'll do anything to keep her from flying away. You can read the RRT review by clicking here . Without further ado....here is Isabel Sharpe! 1. Tell us about your current release I have a Harlequin Blaze out this month (May 2008), titled INDULGE ME. The book was a lot of fun to write (I

Chat Friday Night at RRT!

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Come chat with me on Friday night in the RRT chat room located at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ One winner will win a $10 gc fron Amazon again. We are playing a game, so be prepared to put your thinking hat on!

Spotlight Review: WICKED PLEASURE by Lora Leigh

WICKED PLEASURE - Lora Leigh Bound Hearts, Book 9 St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN: 978-0312687 May 2008 Erotic Contemporary Romance Alexandria, Virginia - Present Day Jaci Wright ran from her hometown seven years ago when she found out that the rumors surrounding the man she loved were true. Jaci believed that her fantasy was coming true when Cameron Falladay finally succumbed to her overt flirting. She couldn't believe that his demanding everything from her would include his twin brother Chase. In the intervening years, she built a successful interior design business and watched it shatter as rumors started by a powerful Senator and his wife took root. Now Jaci has the opportunity to rebuild her reputation and business. Redecorating the Sinclair Mansion to function as a private men's club will put Jaci in direct contact with Cameron and the Robertses. She is going to use the opportunity to take back her life from the Roberts's smear campaign and put to rest the desire she sti

Spotlight Review: THE DESERT LORD'S BABY by Olivia Gates

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THE DESERT LORD'S BABY - Olivia Gates Throne of Judar, Book 1 Silhouette Desire #1872 ISBN-10: 0-373-76872-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-76872-1 May 2008 Series Romance Kingdom of Judar - Present Day When Carmen meets Sheikh Farooq Aal Masood, her world stands still and she falls instantly into love with the man. The attraction is mutual, but Farooq gives Carmen only three months in his presence. He tells her straight up: she will stay with him, be his mistress, and then he will tire of her and cast her away. There are no surprises as he commands her to be his mistress temporarily. But, it's only a few weeks later when Carmen runs away from this Eastern Prince. Impossibly, she finds herself pregnant after doctors had declared she was barren. Anxious to keep her precious secret to herself, Carmen flees from Farooq's apartment in New York and out of his life. But not for long. Sixteen months later, Farooq himself stands outside her apartment door listening to Carmen converse with

Kathryn Shay chat Tuesday night!!!!

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Chat with Kathryn Shay on Tuesday night at 9pm eastern time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room You can enter the chat room by going to www.romrevtoday.com and clicking on RRT Chat . Kathryn Shay is a multi published author who's latest book is TAKING THE HEAT. Here's a blurb for TAKING THE HEAT: Liam O'Neil is trying to take care of his troubled seven-year-old son and cocky teenager, and work full time at the family-owned Bailey's Irish Pub. Widowed three years ago, he's ready to date again (at the insistence of his brothers). But his life is in flux, his future unclear, when he meets Sophie Taylor, a female in the Fire Department of New York. A consummate firefighter who was rescued herself by the FDNY when she was ten, she loves her job and her "firefighter family." Liam's as attracted to her as she to him, which is fun and flirty, until they both start to care about each other. Yet she's the last person he can get involved with. His y

Winner of the Lisa Kleypas book is......

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Congrats to Ellie for winning BLUE-EYED DEVIL!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your name and mailing address. Thank you!

RITA Contest: Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Finalists

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Here we go....another contest. This one is for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure. Remember the rules by clicking here Winner gets choice of one of these books or $5 gc from either Amazon or BN. I'll announce the winner next Sunday ! 2008 RITA for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Finalists: High-Risk Affair by RaeAnne Thayne Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense - (0-373-27518-8) Gail Chasan, editor Midnight Prince by Dani Sinclair Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue - (13:978-0-373-69270-5) Natashya Wilson, editor Sara's Son by Tara Taylor Quinn Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance - (0373714289) Paula Eykelhof, editor Stranded With A Spy by Merline Lovelace Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense - (978-0-373-27553-3) Gail Chasan, editor The Medusa Affair by Cindy Dees Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense - (978-0-373-27547-2) Patience Smith, editor The Medusa Seduction by Cindy

Winner of the First Best Book contest is....

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Well, first off, DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY seems to be the clear winner as the choice for Best First Book. :) As for the reader winner....Congratulations to.... ChristyJan!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your choice of book from the Best First Book list or if you want a $5.00 gc from Amazon or BN!

Chats Galore!

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Chats! Have we got chats for you! First off -- Friday night I'm giving away a $10 egiftcard from Amazon to one lucky winner at chat. We'll begin chatting at 9:30pm eastern time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room . Just click the link to get your way there. On Tuesday, May 13th at 9pm eastern time, I'll be hosting author Kathryn Shay for fun hour of chatting about TAKING THE HEAT. You can read more about this fabulous book by clicking here . Again, click here to reach the chat room at Romance Reviews Today. Will there be a giveaway? Y ou'll have to come to find out. :) I also wanted to let you know about a chat on Monday night over at RWA Online, where you'll find Gail Barrett talking about her latest release HEART OF A THIEF. She'll be giving away a signed copy of her. Chat begins at 9pm eastern time over at http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/ and click Chat!

Lisa Kleypas book Giveaway!

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Here's a chance to win BLUE-EYED DEVIL by Lisa Kleypas! Read the review by Romance Reviews Today's very own Terrie Figueroa by clicking here Enter for a chance to win this contest by posting about some favorite memories about your mother . What a way to honor your mother. One lucky winner will be drawn on Monday night!

A Perfect Ten: DON''T HEX WITH TEXAS by Shanna Swendson

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DON’T HEX WITH TEXAS - Shanna Swendson A Perfect 10 Enchanted Inc, Book 4 Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-49293-7 May 2008 Fantasy Cobb, Texas - Present Day It’s not always easy going back to your hometown, but for Katie Chandler, it was necessary. The romance that was finally blooming between her and Owen Palmer, a very powerful wizard whom she works with, was nipped in the bud when, during a magical battle, their archenemy, Phelan Idris, was able to escape by threatening Katie’s life. While she may not be battling rogue wizards or fire-breathing dragons these days, Katie has more than enough to handle in her small Texas town. The sleepy little town of Cobb is one of the least magical places in the country, so this is the perfect place to get away from magic for a while. Or so Katie thought. When Katie’s mom starts talking about the weird things occurring in town, the rest of the family starts to worry that mom may need professional help. Katie, knowing that her mom is immune to

RRTErotic - Best Erotic Novels of 2007!!

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Congratulations to the winners of the Best Erotic Novels of 2007! And the winners are: Best Erotic Contemporary Romance – UNWRAPPED by Jaci Burton Best Erotic Short Contemporary Romance – COMPLICATED by Zannie Adams Best Erotic Gay/Lesbian Romance – INDISCRETIONS by Elayne S. Venton Best Erotic Historical Romance – CAINE’S RECKONING by Sarah McCarty Best Erotic Paranormal Romance – DON’T TEMPT THE PHOENIX by C.J. England Best Erotic Romantic Suspense – NAUTI NIGHTS by Lora Leigh Best Erotic Science Fiction – HIS SAHVRIA by Reese Gabriel Best Erotic Nibble – BEG ME by Desiree Holt BEST OVER ALL EROTIC NOVEL NAUTI NIGHTS by Lora Leigh

Best First Book Finalists

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2008 RITA for Best First Book Finalists Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-113615-3) Erika Tsang, editor Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra Simon & Schuster, MTV Books/Pocket - (141653461X) Jennifer Heddle, editor Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT - (9780373881352) Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore Random House Publishing, Delacorte Press - (978-0-385-73412-7) Krista Marino, editor Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA - (978-0-7783-2410-2) Valerie Gray, editor Snow Angel by Jamie Carie B&H Publishing Group, B&H Fiction - (978-0-8054-4533-6) Thomas Walters and David Webb, editors Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee BL Publishing, Solaris - (978 1 84416 469 1) Mark Newton, editor Treasure by Helen Brenna Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance - (0373714033) Johanna Raisanen, editor RRT blog contest ends Sunday M

New Contest - You pick a winner...and win!

The Romance Reviews Today blog is going to run a contest that involves you – the reader – picking who they think should/will win a 2008 Rita award for their category, in the yearly contest given by the Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Here are the rules: We’ll list weekly a category with the finalist’s names. You post a comment within that blog post what is your choice. Only once, please. Every Sunday I’ll pick one of the posters as the winner and….. The prize is either one of the Rita nominated books within that category, or a $5.00 egift card from Amazon or a $5.00 giftcard from Barnes and Noble (but the B&N ones will take a while since I won’t get those until late in the month). Note: You must contact me within seven days and US and Canadian winners only on the books and B&N gc. If you live outside the country, you will be sent an Amazon gc. Sound simple? If you have any questions, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com. Keep checking

May 1 reviews up and Best Books of 2007 announced!

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 57, Volume 1, May 1, 2008 Announcing the 2007 winners of the RRT Best Book of the Year Award! Congratulations to the winners and thanks for the fabulous reads! BEST BOOKS OF 2007: CONTEMPORARY FICTION A GENTLE RAIN - Deborah Smith (Belle Books) CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE McKETTRICK'S PRIDE - Linda Lael Miller (HQN) FANTASY WIRED - Liz Maverick (Shomi) FANTASY ROMANCE LORD OF THE FADING LANDS - C. L. Wilson (Leisure) HISTORICAL FICTION A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE - Elizabeth Chadwick (Sphere ) HISTORICAL ROMANCE IF YOU DESIRE - Kresley Cole (Pocket Books ) INSPIRATIONAL RELUCTANT RUNAWAY - Jill Elizabeth Nelson (Multnomah ) MYSTERY LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE - Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte) NON-FICTION ELIZABETH & LEICESTER - Sarah Gristwood (Viking ) PARANORMAL FICTION MARKED - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffan) PARANORMAL ROMANCE LOVER UNBOUND - J.R. Ward (Signet) REGENCY ROMANCE THE IMPORTANCE OF ALMACK'S - Den

A Good Cause

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Brenda Novak's 4th Annual Online Auction for Juvenile Diabetes Research has began. Check it out at http://www.brendanovak.com/auction_index.php !