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Okay...to let you all know....

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And I know a few of you know already. October is Romance Reviews Today's anniversary month. Like last year, there will be lots of book give aways.... :) Tomorrow I will post the rules. In the meantime, to get you revved up and a headstart....how about a book giveaway? Win a copy of I WANT YOU TO WANT ME by Kathy Love Destiny May Not Be Set In Stone, But At Least He's As Hard As A Rock Erika Todd moved to New Orleans because she needed a change-and, well, yes, because that's what the fortune teller said she would do. Not that she'd admit that to many people. But so many of the psychic's predictions-about her work, even finding that stray black cat-have already come true. Now all the lonely sculptor needs is to meet and fall in love with the prophesized dark-eyed prince... Reclusive musician Vittorio Ridgewood has a new neighbor he's been trying to avoid. Sure, she's gorgeous, but she's coming on strong, and the last thing the 200-year-old vampire ne

Financial Woes...how do they affect you?

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I'm sure that unless you're living in a cave, you heard about the bad economic woes that is affecting the United States and elsewhere. Are you cutting back already or thinking about it? I guess my biggest question is.....are you buying less books than before? What will it take to get you to buy a book?

La Grande Mort: NEW WORLD by CS Chatterly

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NEW WORLD - CS Chatterly La Grande Mort Total e-Bound – www.total-e-bound.com ISBN: 978-1-906590-23-9 May 2008 Rating: Total-e-burning Erotic Science Fiction Romance What was once the Northwest United States – 3033 Earth is once more a paradise but the population has dwindled. Freedom fighters, sentient beings from other worlds, are welcome to come and find mates with the idea of repopulation. Falon March, an architect, has had time to design and build a home for herself and her intended mate, Zane Orros, who is from Dacor. Weary of fighting, he gladly agreed to the terms of his immigration and citizenship. The two have communicated with each other several times during the more than five years his journey has taken him to reach Earth. Neither is prepared for the instant attraction they feel. Falon is beautiful beyond Zane’s dreams. Zane, who is gray all over and vaguely resembles a gargoyle, is handsome like some ancient god. Except for his skin tone and wings, he is like any man

Book Winner is.....

The winner of THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER is........Jennifer Y!!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com Don't forget, I will be chatting in the Romance Reviews Today chat room at www.romrevtoday.com Friday night beginning at 9:30 pm eastern time. Hopefully I will stay in the chat room.... I kept getting kicked out the other night. :( I thought I would have an interesting game.....ahead of time. If you plan on attending chat, post here how many times you think I will get kicked out in the first hour of chat from 9:30 to 10:30pm. Guess once please and ONE person will win a $10 giftcard from amazon at 10:30pm....if I'm still there. lol If two or more people pick the same number from 0 (zero) to whatever, then the first person to post it here is the winner. I'll make sure someone keeps track. lol You must be present to win.

New Reviews Posted

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RRTErotic - Issue 25, Volume 2 – September 20 2008 In this issue, we have 20 new reviews and 3 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) The Print book for the September drawing is THE PLEASURE OF HIS BED by Melissa MacNeal, Donna Grant & Annalise RussellWe will also be drawing one name for the Samhain Publishing Contest.Just click on the CONTEST page for information on entering the random drawing! Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology ReviewsEVERLASTING BAD BOYS - S. Laurenston, C. Eden, N. Mack - Jennifer - Paranormal Romance Contemporary ReviewsA DELICIOUS TABOO -Jennifer Cole - Sinclair BINDING DISCOVERIES - Claire Thompson - Allegra COME TO ME FREELY - Beth Kery -Holly MANWICH - Sedonia Guillone - Jennifer RECIPE FOR DISASTER - Michelle M. Pillow - Matthews Sisters, Book 3 - Stacy Futuristic ReviewsMECHANICAL ROSE - Nathalie Gray - Maggie Paranormal ReviewsASSASSIN - Shelley Munro - Middlemarch Mates, Book 4 - Jennifer MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER -

Spotlight Review- JADEN'S WICKED WITCH by Calista Fox

JADEN'S WICKED WITCH - Calista Fox Ellora's Cave www.ellorascave.com ISBN: 978-1-41991-583-3 August 2008 Erotic Paranormal Romance – Short Story Material World - Present Day Jaden's a charming warrior who has served the Oracle for centuries, and therefore takes his latest assignment with no pressure. That is until the Oracle tells Jaden that the new Oracle for the magickal realm happens to be her daughter. And here Jaden thought oracles were virginal women. What's worse is that Jaden has to go to the material realm and persuade Devinia to return with him. But Devinia has no intention of returning to a realm ruled by outdated laws. She's perfectly content as she is...even if a bit unfulfilled in the sex department. Can these two polar opposites really be the magickal realms saving grace? A fiercly independent woman meets her match in JADEN'S WICKED WITCH. Although at first I had reservations about Devinia's lack of emotional connection when it came to sex

Contest - The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

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Here's a chance to win a copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer by stellar debut author Angie Fox! You can read the review at RRT by clicking here . Question for the week and your answer puts you in the drawing to win a copy of this sizzling tale. What does it take for you to buy a new author's book? I'll announce the winner Thursday night!

Book winner is....

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The winner of HUNGRY FOR MORE by Diana Holquist is....TETEWA!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail info. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

Chat Friday night

Don't forget to come chat with me in the Romance Reviews Today chat room Friday night beginning at 9:30pm eastern time. Two books will be given away! We can chat about anything and anyone. click here to join the chat or go to the romrevtoday.com site

A Perfect 10 - RUNNING SCARED by Cheryl Norman

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RUNNING SCARED - Cheryl Norman A Perfect 10 Medallion Press ISBN-13: 978-1-933836-41-6 ISBN-10: 1-933836-41-5 September 2008 Romantic Suspense Jacksonville, Florida – The Present During the last two years, Ashley Adams has pulled her life back together after ten years in an abusive marriage. Part of recovering her self-confidence includes running, and she now trains for a marathon in Washington, D.C. After Peter nearly killed her, she left him, but even with the divorce official, he still believes she will return to him. He'll make her. Early one morning, Ashley and her coach are running when a car nearly runs them down. What she takes for an engine backfire is a gunshot. Paul Stoddard, owner of the lucrative Stoddard Appliance store chain, had been on his porch to pick up his morning paper. Now he is dead. His wife seems unmoved at his demise. Detective Rick Edwards is called to the scene of the shooting. He recognizes the witness although he doubts Ashley remembers him. He w

Spotlight Review - TIED UP, TIED DOWN by Lorelei James

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TIED UP, TIED DOWN - Lorelei James Rough Riders, Book 4 Samhain http://www.samhainpublishing.com/ ISBN: 1-60504-064-9 July 2008 Erotic Contemporary Romance Sundance and Moorcroft , Texas - Present Day Skylar Ellison owns her own business where she makes lotions, creams and soaps from her late grandmother's recipes. One night in town she lets Kane McKay know how much fun she did not have on their lousy date. "Kane" apologizes and asks to make it up to her. During the next few weeks their relationship gets pretty close and they make love in his pick-up truck. Kade McKay, Kane's identical twin brother, knows that he should have told Skylar his real name, but he's mistaken for his twin so often that he doesn't think it's a big deal, at least not until he falls in love with Skylar. Before he can give Skylar his real name, she finds out from someone else and the break-up sends him to a remote part of the family ranch for a year to lick his wounds. TIED UP,

Contest - Win a copy of HUNGRY FOR MORE by Diana Holquist!

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Win a copy of Diana Holquist's HUNGRY FOR MORE - Click here for an except What do you need to do to enter? Post away about... What did you do this past summer that was exciting? On Friday night I'll pull a winner out of the entries and announce it! Good luck!

Spotlight Review- HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE by Nalini Singh

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HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE - Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling, Book 6 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-22325-3 September 2008 Paranormal Romance California; the Canadian Rockies; and Moscow, Russia - 2080 It has been over a century since the Psy Council instituted Silence, the program intended to eliminate all emotions in the Psy, thus ridding them of the unfortunate tendency a few had to become serial killers. But, of course, we all know that Silence didn’t work for everyone. Some still became psychopaths, and some...well, some never really became Silenced. Dorian Christensen is one of the DarkRiver pack’s most dangerous sentinels. Though the changeling leopard is latent (he can’t actually take the form of his animal half), Dorian retains the traits of his cat, including its protective, possessive, nature. Unfortunately for the Psy, one of their own kidnapped, brutally tortured, and murdered his younger sister leaving this cat with a burning need to end them all. Then came Ashaya, a Psy who

Chat Friday night!

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Bet that got your attention! Chat Friday night over at Romance Reviews Today at 9:30pm EST. C lick here to get to the chat room and then click RRT Chat. Let's ride out Hurricane Ike and have some fun chatting and giving away some books. Books I'm giving away are: DANGEROUS SECRETS by Lisa Marie Rice BRAZEN by Maya Banks Be sure to stop by and we'll have some fun!

Q&A with Cara Carnes!

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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always had an overly active imagination and I grew up in a house with five voracious readers. That passion inspired me to pick up a romance book, unbeknownst to my family, at a really early age. Okay, maybe it wasn’t as much passion that had me pilfering that first book as much as it was blatant curiosity about what I was missing. By the time I was eleven, I was sitting alongside my mother while she pounded out her romance book on a manual typewriter *cringes* writing what I knew would be the romance of all romances. *pause for hysterical laughter* Needless to say that book never made it onto the shelves, but the fact that my family encouraged me to pursue my dreams even as foolish as they were at the time showed me at an early age that I could do whatever I set my mind to. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? The ideas usually appear in my head as scenes, or a character hatches in my brain that refu

Excerpt from PRINCE'S FIRE by Cara Carnes

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Cara Carnes will be my guest on Thursday. Be sure to pop in and say hello to her! You can purchase PRINCE'S FIRE by clicking this link . In the meantime, here's a sneak peak to wet your appetite. Excerpt: She looked down into her cart and grimaced at the amount of sugar. The rush would help keep her awake. That and the truckloads of coffee she intended to swallow. Finding Shana was her primary concern. The moment she got back home, she’d retrieve the talisman and utter the chant herself. It shouldn’t have taken so long for her to put it together. As she stood there in line trying to drown out the sound of the older gentlemen in front of her arguing with the cashier, Gitana smiled. She remembered her lustful fantasies of the mighty warriors Nana had so revered. Images of virile men vying for the right to sexually gratify her assailed her. Cursing, she glanced down and noticed the six inches of space between her sneakers and the ground. She always levitated when she became

A Special Cause....

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Support my efforts! I'm sure a lot of you have heard about Unleash Your Story for the cystic fibrosis fundraiser. I've decided to hold a contest, but the kicker is you have to donate through my CF page. Link is above. Everyone who donates at least $10 gets their name in a chance to win not one, but two books. The first book is Unwrap Me by Susan Lyons, Melissa MacNeal and Melissa Randall. The second book is Caught!: Taken!\Say Yes by Lori Foster. Donate and enter on my page. If the link doesn't work in the picture above, click here . Remember--you donate on my home page and I can then keep track of who donated. If you donate under somebody else's name, for example a boyfriend or relative, email me and let me know it was you. ( fisc40pa@aol.com ) I'll announce the winner on Oct 5th~!

A Perfect 10: SEDUCTION OF A PROPER GENTLEMAN by Victoria Alexander

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SEDUCTION OF A PROPER GENTLEMAN - Victoria Alexander A Perfect 10 Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-144946-8 September 2008 Historical Romance England, 1854 Oliver Leighton, the Earl of Norcroft, is mulling over his winnings . He should be happy that he won, but, strangely, he feels no joy. He and three of his friends entered into a wager as to who would be "the last man standing;" in other words, who would be the last bachelor. Despite the fact that Oliver has nothing against marriage -- in fact he hopes to find the love of his life some day soon -- to his surprise, he is still a single man. Fingering the four shillings he "won", and sending the other prize - a fine bottle of cognac back, unopened, Oliver strolls out to his waiting carriage. The weight of the family rests on her shoulders, and Kathleen MacDavid must somehow convince the Earl of Norcroft to marry her, and soon. A widow, Kathleen has decided that all of the ills that have befallen her since the death of

New reviews posted!

Romance Reviews Today, Issue 61, Volume 1, September 1, 2008 www.romrevtoday.com CONTEST: The Winners of the August 2008 drawing are: Out of Time by Samantha Graves & Scots on the Rocks by Mary Daheim and After the Kiss by Suzanne Enoch & Magic in His Kiss by Shari Anton. Prizes for September are: Out of Time by Samantha Graves & Scots on the Rocks by Mary Daheim and After the Kiss by Suzanne Enoch & Magic in His Kiss by Shari Anton. Check on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. 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 sister site RRTErotic. BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not

Chat Reminder.....

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I will be hosting chat on Friday night at 9:30pm EST in the RRT Chat Room. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ .romrevtoday.com/ and click on Chat, then RRT Chat. We will be chatting on just about everything tonight! Be sure and join us.

Q&A with Lee Aaron Wilson

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You're read his excerpt from Billy Killdeere and now it's time to meet the author behind the book. Give a hearty welcome to Lee Aaron Wilson! When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I've always known I was going to be a writer. In fact, I was writing before I started school, allthough no one could read what I wrote. In the sixth grade, in a two room country school, I started a school newspaper. In high school I was a columnist for the school paper. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? My ideas come from everywhere. It could be an item in the news, or the way a woman glowers at her husband in a bar. A cloud formation while I'm driving can remind me of a hungry dragon. I'm widely read--all kinds of fiction and nonfiction. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? My mind will pull together an idea, then the facts that support it, and before you know it, I have a book. What was one of the most surprising things

Excerpt from BILLY KILLDEERE

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This week on the RRT blog we will be having an interview with Lee Aaron Wilson. To get you started, I'm posting an excert from his book BILLY KILLDEERE which is available for purchase at Treble Heart Books. You can purchase BILLY KILLDEERE by clicking here . Excerpt from Billy Killdeere by Lee Aaron Wilson (Treble Heart Books, 2008) from Chapter 13, “The New Billy” Out in the yard, the drivers started yelling their teams into motion. Not long now. "Jade, stand with your back to the door, facing me." My coat covered one gun, I held the other. Footsteps. The door started to open and Carter Desledge said, "My turn yet? What…?" He looked at Rachel, clothed and conscious. His expression said he'd expected her to be stripped and prone. Jade had lied. He dropped. Desledge drew and fired. Afraid he'd try for Rachel, I shot too quick. I saw the tug at the side of his vest. Desledge yelped, backed out, and jerked the door shut. I shot through it, twice. We he

Winner of the Amazon gift certificate is....

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....robynl!!! Robyn, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with the email address you want your $10 gc to go to. Congratulations!

Spolight Review: WHISPERS IN THE DARK by Kira Sinclair

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WHISPERS IN THE DARK – Kira Sinclair Harlequin Blaze #415 ISBN (13): 978-0-373-79419-5 ISBN (10): 0-373-79419-3 August 2008 Contemporary Series Romance Birmingham, Alabama ~ Present Day Years ago, Karyn Mitchell was sexually attacked and eventually made to appear the instigator by the media. Now living a new life in Birmingham, the last thing she wants is to reopen the wounds. She has yet to let a man become intimately involved with her. Night after night, she listens to Dr. Desire, a radio talk show host who gives relationship advice for his listeners. Getting up the nerve one night to call in, Karyn is shocked at her own request: she wants to have sex with him. Christopher Faulkner is stunned by “Katy’s” request, but that only intrigues him to meet the lady in pain. Something deep inside him wants to help her. He knows he can’t have sex with her, but he certainly can do everything except that. Then Chris learns who Katy really is (Karyn) and asks her out on a simple date. However