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Spotlight Review: TEACHING MOLLY

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TEACHING MOLLY - Desiree Holt Oh Yum! Series Ellora’s Cave - www.ellorascave.com ISBN: 978-1-4991-603-9 May 2008 Erotic Contemporary Romance - Short Story Rated: E-rotic Limerock, Texas - Present Day Molly Gerard is in her mid-forties, divorced, and wondering if she will ever get to experience any of the things she has read about in the erotic novels that she has been reading. Molly’s pride took a beating when her husband left her for a younger woman, and she fears that she will be alone for the rest of her life. When the decade younger Nick Trajan approaches her at a party, Molly can’t believe that he is truly interested in her. After spending an erotic and thoroughly satisfying night with him, Molly is willing to put her insecurities aside and have an affair with Nick. But Nick is very interested in the lush Molly and wants to keep her in his life. First, however, he must introduce her to the real Nick, and he worries that the inexperienced Molly will run from the Dominant/submi

RITA conest - Best Historical!

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This week we have Best Historical. Remember the rules by clicking here . Choose and post who you think will win and the winner gets her/his choice of one of the books or a $5.00 gc. I'll announce the winner next Sunday. 2008 RITA for Historical Romance Finalists And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-114360-1) Erika Tsang, editor Beloved Warrior by Patricia Potter Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation - (9780425215739) Wendy McCurdy and Christine Zika, editors Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter Bantam Dell Publishing Group - (9780440243946) Shauna Summers, editor Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas St. Martin's Press - (0-312-94980-4) Jennifer Enderlin, editor Surrender to a Scoundrel by Julianne MacLean HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (0-06-081936-7) Erika Tsang, editor Tempted Tigress by Jade Lee Dorchester Publishing, Leisure Books - (0-8439-5690-9) Chris Keeslar, editor The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoy

This week's winner is.........

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This week's RITA reader winner (you try saying that several times fast!) is...... ***Poster #9....JANE!*** Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with either your book choice from this list or a $5 giftcard.

The winner of HOT PROPERTY is.....

..... JenniferY wins the copy of HOT PROPERTY!!!! Congratulations!!! Keep your eye out for more giveaways. I can give you a hint about the next giveaway coming up next week. The author's initials are D.C.

Come chat Friday night!

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Come chat Friday night in the RRT Chat Room. (Will Mr. Towel Man still be up???) Chat begins at 9:30pm eastern time and you can find the chat room by going to www.romrevtoday.com and clicking on the chat icon. Oh, and yeah, some books are being given away........

RRTErotic - Issue 21, Volume 3 – June 25, 2008

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In this issue, we have 16 new reviews and 8 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) Enter the June Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held June 30, 2008. 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) Contemporary Reviews CRAVE - Cathy Yardley - Phillipa LAW OF AVERAGES - Wylie Kinson - Jennifer LIBERATION - K.Z. Snow - Oh Yum! series - Jennifer PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Jess Dee - Courtney SAND ANGEL - Mackenzie McKade - Courtney Fantasy ReviewsFIREDRAKE - Bianca D'Arc - DragonKnights, Book 5 - Lori Futuristic ReviewsTHE BOND THAT HEALS US - Christine d'Abo - Jennifer Historical ReviewsENCHANT THE DAWN - Elaine Lowe - Mel Paranormal Reviews CHANGING TIMES - Marilu Mann - Stacy Science Fiction ReviewsDESTINED FOR TWO - Trista Ann Michaels - Entwined Fates, Book 3 – Jennifer Short Stories (51 to 100 p

Spotlight Review: BODY LANGUAGE by Suzanne Brockmann

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BODY LANGUAGE – Suzanne Brockmann Bantam Books ISBN-13: 978-0-553-59165-1 June 2008 Contemporary Romance Phoenix, Arizona – Present Day Clint McCade has been in South America for months as a highly paid cameraman, and when he returns to his apartment in Los Angeles, he knows something is missing...in his apartment, in his LIFE. He has finally realized his friend Sandy Kirk is not just a friend from their traumatic teen years, but his true love. The last time he remembers being happy was when he spent two weeks with her. She may only see him as a friend, but McCade has finally, finally realized that it's love he feels for Sandy, not friendship. Answer? Get on his motorcycle, ride to Phoenix, and get on with the rest of his life. Clint McCade always arrives in Phoenix on his motorcycle at odd times, and then leaves just as quickly. It starts with short rides at night, then longer ones, then the wanderlust takes him over and he's gone again. Cassandra (Sandy) Kirk has loved Mc

Win HOT PROPERTY by Carly Phillips!!!!

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How about a hot off the presses copy of HOT PROPERTY by Carly Phillips for a book giveaway? Yes, this book is just being released and one lucky winner can get their hands on it!!! You can read a blurb for HOT PROPERTY by clicking here . Of course, the requirement to enter is... What Carly Phillips book is your favorite? Post your responses everyone and Thursday night I will draw one lucky winner!

You Pick the RITA Winnner for best Romance Novella

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This week, you get to pick... 2008 RITA for Romance Novella Finalists “Angel and the Hellraiser” in Demon’s Delight by Vickie Taylor Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation - (978-0-425-21381-0) Cindy Hwang, editor “Born in My Heart” in Like Mother, Like Daughter by Jennifer Greene Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT - (0-373-88134) Melissa Jeglinski, editor “Christmas Cravings” in Holiday with a Vampire by Maureen Child Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Nocturne - (0-373-61776-3) Melissa Jeglinski, editor “Christmas Day Family” in A Western Winter Wonderland by Cheryl St. John Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Historical - (0373294670) Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor “Eternity in Death” in Dead of Night by J.D. Robb Penguin Group USA, Putnam - (978-0515-14367-6) Leslie Gelbman, editor “Fallen Angel” in A Western Winter Wonderland by Jenna Kernan Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Historical - (0-373-29467-1) Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor “Mischief and the Marquess” in Perfect Kisses by Sy

This week's winner is........

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....for the RITA contest is......ACDAISY!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your choice of book ( click here for the choices ) or a amazon or bn gc. Congratulations!!!!

Introducing....JENNY GILLIAM!!!

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1. Tell us about your current release. It's called LETTING LUCE. It's about a woman who instigates an anonymous online affair with her best friend who she's secretly lusted after for years. It will be available Friday, June 20 from Amira Press. www.amirapress.com 2. What is the hardest part of writing? Sitting down and getting the job done. After finishing 4 novels in a little over a year, I've been having a rough time working on my WIP. Call it burnout. I'm trying to write every day, though. It is difficult at this jucture. I'm sure it'll ease up soon (hopefully). 3. Can you tell us a little about your road to publication? Rocky or smooth sailing? I got a LOT of rejections for LETTING LUCE. Amira was the last publisher I had planned to send it to when I got the approval. As for my other novels, after all of the rejections, I decided to go the e-press way. My first novel, THE WEDDING WAR, was published by The Wild Rose Press and came out last spring

RITA Finalists Talk Trash

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A Perfect 10: LETTERS TO A SECRET LOVER by Toni Blake

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LETTERS TO A SECRET LOVER – Toni Blake A Perfect 10 Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-142988-0 June 2008 Contemporary Romance Moose Falls, Montana – Present Day Lindsey Brooks's fiancé dumps her after her seduction attempt in high heel stilettos and an apron goes awry. She decides to go lick her wounds in a small town her Aunt Millie has lived in for over thirty years. Lindsey feels guilty because she lost touch with Millie, who, last summer before she died, wanted to will Lindsey her old canoe livery where people rent canoes to take out on the lake. But Lindsey was busy being engaged and writing an on-line blog and syndicated advice column called Love Letters, so she forgot to respond. Now she has come to Moose Falls to see if she can buy the livery back and figure out what went wrong with her love life. If she is such a failure in love, how can she continue to hand out advice? The owner of the livery, Rob Coulter, is a hermit and a scary guy, or so some of the townspeople try to warn

New RRTErotic Reviews Posted

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RRTErotic - Issue 21, Volume 2 – June 16, 2008 In this issue, we have 20 new reviews and 2 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) RRTErotic now offers promotional services. Email me ( terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com ) RRTErotic -- Now offering Website Design and Hosting -- email: terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com for details. Enter the June Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held June 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 http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Romance Reviews Today http://www.rrterotic.com/ RRTErotic Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology Reviews BAWDY BEDTIME STORIES - Joan Elizabeth Lloyd - Phillipa – Short Story Collection TR

THE POWER OF LOVE winner is........

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Congratulations to robynl who wins a copy of THE POWER OF LOVE! Please email me within seven days at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing informtion. By the way, you can read RRT's review for THE POWER OF LOVE by clicking here .

RITA for Best Young Adult Romance contest

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Remember the rules by clicking here . Post away as to which one you think will win and I'll pick a winner from the posters this coming Sunday! 2008 RITA for Young Adult Romance Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen - (978-0-06-054144-6) Farrin Jacobs, editor Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra Simon & Schuster, MTV Books/Pocket - (141653461X) Jennifer Heddle, editor Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles Llewellyn Worldwide, Flux - (978-0-7387-1018-1) Andrew Karre, editor Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen - (978-0-06-121465-3) Anne Hoppe and Nick Lake, editors

Paranormal Reader winner is........

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The winner is...... BUNNY B!!!! Bunny, pick either a book from this list or a $5 gc and email me with the info at pattifischer@yahoo.com Congratulations!!!!

Guest Blogger: CINDI MYERS

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Thank you for inviting me to participate in the Romance Reviews Today blog. I’m very happy to be here. My newest release, A Soldier Comes Home should be showing up in stores any day now. This is the story of Captain Ray Hughes, whose wife leaves him while he’s fighting in Iraq. He comes home to an empty house and a three-year old son he scarcely knows and has to pick up the pieces of his life as a single dad. He meets Chrissie Evans, a young widow whose husband died early in the war, and the two fall in love. But Ray isn’t sure he can trust a woman again, and Chrissie is afraid to marry another soldier. This is my first book for Superromance. I started out writing western historicals for Berkley and Kensington. On the contemporary side, I’ve written for Temptation, Blaze, Flipside, Next, Signature and American. I love that I’ve been able to write so many different kinds of stories. I think it keeps me from burning out or getting stale. I’m like this as a reader, too. I enjoy reading

Summer Lovin' and Reading and The Power of Love

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As we hit the summer reading season, I'm curious what your summer reading plans are. What books are on your "can't wait to buy and read" list? Post away, and for every one who posts (one entry per person) you will be entered in a chance to win.... THE POWER OF LOVE by Lori Foster and various other romance authors. Here is the back cover blurb for THE POWER OF LOVE: In this engaging anthology of never-before-published stories, twelve authors are united by their unique visions of the female experience... A young woman is torn between the security of her fiancé and the excitement of an old flame...a desperate wife is forced into the workplace for the first time in her life...an ambitious professional woman finally finds the courage to take control of her career—and her man...an emotionally fragile divorcee finds resolve in the ethereal visitations of an archangel... These are just some of the women who discover and rediscover their own wonderfully fallible but ultim

A Perfect 10: YOUR SCANDALOUS WAYS by Loretta Chase

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YOUR SCANDALOUS WAYS - Loretta Chase A Perfect 10 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-123124-7 June 2008 Historical Romance Venice, September 1820 James Cordier performs one last service before retiring to England to enjoy the considerable fortune gained over a decade and a half as a spy. He successfully seduces the beautiful but cold-hearted Marta Fazi in Rome and steals back a set of fabled emeralds to be returned to their rightful, royal owners -- all for king and country, of course. James is a younger son of an earl by his second wife, an Italian lady of noble family. He was recruited in his teens after being sent to the army for his wild ways. But his return to England is delayed when he's ordered to once again use his renowned good looks and charm -- he's tall, well built, with blue eyes set off by dark curls -- to retrieve certain letters from an English lady in Venice. Francesca Bonnard entered marriage very much in love and full of youthful ideals...until she was betrayed by the me

New Reviews Posted --RRTErotic

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RRTErotic - Issue 21, Volume 1 – June 5, 2008 In this issue, we have 18 new reviews and 8 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. Congratulations to the winners of the May Drawing! Sue A – Samhain Publishing’s – Joy I. – (choice of print book) Enter the June Contest for your chance to win! Drawing will be held June 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 http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Romance Reviews Today http://www.rrterotic.com/ RR

Nancy Warren book winner is........

Random Number Picker chose.............. Congratulations to Kimmy aka kh !!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing information!

RITA CONTEST: Best Paranormal Romance Finalists!

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The rules are here . Read them if you don't remember, then vote by posting in this thread. I'll announce the winner next Sunday night. 2008 RITA for Paranormal Romance Finalists: Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books - (978-0-06-113615-3) Erika Tsang, editor Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA - (0-77832497-4) Leslie Wainger, editor Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Spectra - (978-0-553-58963-4) Anne Groell, editor He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe Grand Central Publishing, Forever - (0446619019) Melanie Murray, editor Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward Penguin Group USA, Signet, Onyx - (978-0-451-41235-5) Kara Cesare, editor Prince of Magic by Linda Winstead Jones Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation - (978-0-425-21448-0) Christine Zika and Wendy McCurdy, editors Raintree: Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Nocturne - (0-373-61764-X) Lesl

The wiinner is....

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Your pick for the RITA for Best Romantic Suspense went to...well, it ended up a tie between Allison Brennan and Karen Rose. The reader winner is..... flchen1!!! Fedora, pick either a giftcard or a book from this list and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Q&A with Susanna Carr!!!

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Give a warm welcome to Susanna Carr! I've heard wonderful things about Red-Hot and Royal and it's on the top of my to-be-bought list. Sit back and enjoy a little get-to-know-Susanna! 1. Tell us a little about your latest release. Kylee, Lauren and Shayla are modern-day ordinary women who would never meet the requirements for fabled princesses. Damsels in distress? Definitely not. Fairest in the land? They wish. Pure as snow? Not even close. Now, these three women are about to get to know the wild side of royalty—and inspire three princes to cast the crown aside and bare it all. Their encounters are royally erotic—and the happily ever after they reach is not exactly the fairytale ending you’d expect. It’s much, much hotter. One thing’s for sure: These princes never had it so good…. 2. What was your favorite scene? One of my favorite scenes is available on my website. You can read it here http://www.susannacarr.com/books/royal.htm#excerpt . 3. How was your road to publicati

Prize Giveaway.....THE ONE I WANT by Nancy Warren

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Wow, hard to believe this is the RRT Blog's 450th post! Soon it will be number 500! As a way to help celebrate this blogging milestone, we're giving away to one winner.... A copy of THE ONE I WANT by Nancy Warren. It's a May 2008 Kensington Brava. To enter...I have a question for you readers. First off, tell me if you want to enter the drawing. Then tell me what new author you have discovered this year. Thanks, and the the winner will be announced next Monday night!

A Perfect 10: NOT ANOTHER BAD DATE by Rachel Gibson

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NOT ANOTHER BAD DATE – Rachel Gibson A Perfect 10 Avon Books ISBN-13: 978-0-06-117804-7 June 2008 Contemporary Romance Cedar Creek, Texas – Present Day Devon Hamilton-Zemaitis -Three Years Ago Can you believed I died in a car accident? Me, Devon Hamilton-Zemaitis, wife of Zachary Zemaitis, a freaking pro quarterback for Denver. Well, at least he had the sense to bury me in my Chanel bouclé tweed and Mikimoto pearls, even though the white bouclé was so last season. But just as I'm waiting in line to get into heaven -- why Zach hadn't buried me in my two-toned pumps, I have no idea -- my sixth grade teacher seems to be in charge. Mrs. Highbarger says I will have to work somewhere in between until I earn my way into heaven by making things right with a girl with curly hair from my past. Oh sure, I'll earn my way to heaven by making things right, but until then I have to spend my interim time in... WAL-MART? Adele Harris - Present Day Well, this is just dandy, another dat

June Reviews Posted

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 58, Volume 1, June 1, 2008 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 issues and on the individual genre pages. All erotic books reviewed can be found on the New Releases page as well – with direct links to the review on our sis

RITA Contest for Best Romantic Suspense

Remember the rules by clicking here . Post away who you think will win and next Sunday night I will pick one of you to win! 2008 RITA for Romantic Suspense Finalists Die for Me by Karen Rose Grand Central Publishing, Vision - (0446616915) Karen Kosztolnyik, editor Ice Blue by Anne Stuart Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA - (0778324788) Margaret O'Neil Marbury, editor Ice Storm by Anne Stuart Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA - (0778325008) Margaret O'Neil Marbury, editor Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT - (9780373881352) Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan Ballantine - (9780345495020) Charlotte Herscher, editor Traceless by Debra Webb St. Martin's Press - (0312942222) Jennifer Weis, editor White Heat by Cherry Adair Ballantine - (978-0-345-47644-9) Charlotte Herscher, editor

This week's Contest winner is........

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First off, it loooks like Anna Campbell in a landslide! Guess we'll find out August 2nd if your pick is the judges pick. This week's winner is........ LIMECELLO Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with either your choice of book from this list or whether you want a $5 amazon or bn giftcard. Congratulations!!!