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Spotlight Review: TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS by Leanne Banks

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TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS – Leanne Banks Warner Forever ISBN: 0-446-61174-3 March 2009 Contemporary Romance Texas -- Present Day When is too much money too much? How about when heiress Lori Granger just wants to give away as much as possible? Alas, Lori’s late father’s will has specified that she can only spend so much of the money. It’s up to accountant Jackson James to put a screeching halt to her spending. Jackson sees Lori as a spoiled rich woman with too much time on her hands. While her charitable acts might be honorable, it’s his job to make sure she follows the rules of the will, which are to have a yearly allowance until she turns age thirty, at which time she can inherit the bulk of her father’s estate. Then, Lori offers up a solution to their problem, a loophole in her father’s will, which is to marry a man---for convenience, not love—with no commitment past her thirtieth birthday. And no sex. She asks Jackson to help her find that man. Lori isn’t a bubble-brained socialite

Book Giveaway: Lord of the Forest by Dawn Thompson

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"Pagan revelers dance naked to the music of flute and lyre, their bodies golden in the firelight, inviting the lord of their deepest desires to appear from the shadows. Marius soon comes, his tall, muscular body changing in the dark of the moon - is he man or animal? Or the best of both? Only Linnea, the beautiful goddess of the hunt, shall see his true self. His ultimate transformation will ensnare her - and his matchless erotic skill will ensure her amorous surrender. Retreating to a hidden bower of pleasure, they are at last alone. And Marius brings her to the heights of sexual ecstasy...again and again and again... " As many of us know, Dawn Thompson passed away a little over a year ago. It made me wonder about authors we no longer hear from...whether they passed away or just stopped writing. Who do you miss? Post away for a chance to win a copy of Lord of the Forest! I announce the winner later in the week.

RRTErotic Reviews have posted!!

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RRTErotic - Issue 28, Volume 1 – March 2009 In this issue, we have 26 new reviews for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) The Contest at RRTErotic has changed and gotten more fun. In addition to giving away one Samhain eBook per month, courtesy of Samhain Publishing we will be giving away a book a week starting on April 3. For those who entered the February Contest please enter again. A hard drive crash ate all of my email and I no longer have access to the contest entriesWe will also be drawing one name for the Samhain Publishing Contest.Just click on the CONTEST page for information on entering the random drawings! Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology ReviewsTEXAS MEN – Delilah Devlin – Phillipa – Anthology Contemporary Romance TOTAL SURRENDER – Cheyenne McCray – Jennifer – Anthology Contemporary Romance Contemporary ReviewsCARAMEL KISSES – TJ Michaels – Jennifer – Contemporary Romance RIDING THE LINE – Kate Pearce – Holly – Contemporary Romance SOMETHING ABOUT

Q&A with Kelli Wilkins!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My newest release is Naughty Nobles, an anthology of three historical-fantasy novellas (A Most Unusual Princess, The Dark Lord, and A Midsummer Night’s Delights). Two of the stories in the collection (A Most Unusual Princess and The Dark Lord) were winners in the Amber Heat writing contest, and A Midsummer Night’s Delights was a November 2008 Amber Heat best-seller. Although each story falls into the historical-fantasy genre, they’re very different in heat level and overall tone. A Most Unusual Princess is light and funny and introduces us to Princess Elara and Dalton. (Their adventures continue in the book’s two sequels, Dalton’s Temptation - http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/DaltonsTemptation.html and The Pauper Prince - http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/PauperPrince.html .) The Dark Lord is a mysterious, Gothic-style romance that takes place in a secluded castle in the Carpathian Mountains. A Midsummer Night’s Delights ( http://www.amberquill.co

Winner of Practice Makes Perfect is....

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Congrats to Aromagik aka Lindy!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info by April 12th!

A Perfect 10: FIRST COMES MARRIAGE by Marty Balogh

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FIRST COMES MARRIAGE - Mary Balogh A Perfect 10 The Huxtables, Book 1 A Perfect 10 Dell ISBN: 978-0-440-24422-6 March 2009 Historical Romance Regency England: Shropshire, Hampshire, and London The small village of Throckbridge in Shropshire is all agog when its most prominent citizen, Sir Humphrey Dew, invites a titled visitor to attend the town's first ever Saint Valentine's Day assembly. No one imagines what it could be that brings the handsome viscount to town, least of all the children of their late vicar. Margaret, the eldest Huxtable, promised their father to care for her sisters, Vanessa and Katherine, and their brother, Stephen, until Stephen reaches his majority. She'd already taken on the duties of mother and managing the household years ago. Margaret is quite talented at pinching pennies and stretching pounds. The Huxtables are a loving family; the younger ones appreciate the sacrifices Margaret is making to raise them. Still a great beauty at five and twen

Q & A with Jamaica Layne!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. I actually have a bunch of new releases out right now. I'm writing for a new erotica epublisher, Ravenous Romance ( http://www.ravenousromance.com/ ), and I had several new books release as part of that publisher's launch. My titles there include KNIGHT MOVES, a time-travel paranormal erotica which has become a top seller; A CAPITOL AFFAIR, a contemporary erotic "naughty" romance that explores the sexual underworld of Washington DC, and includes a healthy dose of BDSM; two erotica short story anthologies which I edited---POWER PLAYS and EXPERIMENTAL, and VITAL SIGNS Vol. 1: I've Been A Naughty Nurse, which is the first book in what will be a five-book series. The VITAL SIGNS series is an erotic medical "soap opera" that takes place in and around a community hospital in the rural South. Sort of like a Southern-fried GREY'S ANATOMY, except with more sex. I also have one erotic novel out in print, MARKE

Book Giveaway

This is easy. See book below this post Practice Makes Perfect ? I'll give a copy away to one lucky winner! Deadline is later this week. Post away!

A Perfect 10: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – Julie James A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-22674-2 March 2009 Contemporary Romance Chicago, Illinois – Present Day Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are attorneys who have been working in the same law office for the past eight years. They are very competitive and antagonistic toward each other. Sarcasm and snide remarks are the order of the day. Payton has been working hard, trying to make partner, but the annoying J.D. is always earlier into the office, and also on the way to a partnership in the firm. Payton and J.D. are called into the boss’s office and assigned to work on a class action lawsuit. The huge company involved in the suit, Gibson’s Drug Stores, is headed up by CEO Jasper Conroy, who has contacted three prestigious law offices trying to decide which office would best fit his lawsuit. Payton and J.D. must work together to retain Gibson’s. Neither is happy with the prospect. J.D. inherited an expensive car – a Bentley – from his

Winner of Blood Bytes is....

....Congrats to MarthaE!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

New releases at Romance Reviews Today!

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Contemporary Fiction SLEEPWALING IN DAYLIGHT – Elizabeth Flock – Marilyn SUNSET BAY – Susan Mallery – A Perfect 10 – Carolyn Contemporary Romance MONTANA CREEDS: DYLAN – Linda Lael Miller – The Montana Creeds, Book 2 – Diana PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – Julie James – A Perfect 10 – Marilyn TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS – Leanne Banks – Patti Fantasy THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE – Trudi Canavan – Kathy THE SWAN MAIDEN – Jules Watson – A Perfect 10 – Jani Fantasy Romance NEW BLOOD – Gail Dayton – Victorian Magic, Book 1 – Lori THE QUICKENING – Antonia Tiranth – Rikashi Files, Book 1 – Lori Historical Fiction THE KING’S GRACE – Anne Easter Smith – Jani THE SCENT OF SAKI – Joyce Lebra – Jani Historical Romance AN AGREEABLE ARRANGEMENT – Shirley Marks – Lisa BRIDE OF A WICKED SCOTSMAN – Samantha James – Carolyn FIRE AT MIDNIGHT – Lisa Marie Wilkinson – Robin FIRST COMES MARRIAGE – Mary Balogh – The Huxtables, Book 1 – A Perfect 10 – Jane LOVE WITH THE PERFECT SCOUNDREL – Sophi

American Title Contest final round voting is now open!

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Be sure to vote: http://romantictimes.com/news_amtitle3.php Marie-Claude Bourquet, whom we all met here on the blog a few months ago , is in the final two. Congrats Marie-Claude!!!!

Q&A with BRIGIT ZAHARA!!

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! Here's a perfect book to pick up and read for St Patrick's Day! Brigit Zahara is here to talk about her latest release and what's coming up! Give her a warm welcome!!! Tell us about your newest release. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day (March 13th release date), KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE is a sizzling tale about a North American woman's first visit to Ireland and the two hot and hunky Celtic cuties who steal her heart. Steeped in such cultural traditions as the drinking of the "black brew" (Guinness), celebrating St. Patrick's Day in grand style and the meaning behind the ancient Celtic jewelry, the Claddagh ring, KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE mixes laughter, mystical legends and steamy sex to take the reader on one delicious and daring romp.. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Looking back, I see now that I always wrote, even going as far back as elementary school where I recall winning a limeric

Chats this week...including VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON!

Vicki Lewis Thompson chat Date: Wednesday March 18, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Vicki Lewis Thompson joins us to discuss her book, CASUAL HEX. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of CASUAL HEX. Moderated by CrazyMo. --- Thursday March 19th is the regularly scheduled chat with the Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors ( IWOFA.NET ) Chat begins at 9:00 PM Eastern Time in the RRT chat room Author guests are unknown at this time. --- Friday night March 20th, chat with Patti beginning at 9:30 PM Eastern Time in the RRT Chat room where we chat about anything as we kick the week off. Book giveaway is TBD. --- Saturday night March 21 is Minx's monthly chat night in Minx's chat room beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. SEE LINK ABOVE FOR ALL CHAT ROOMS

Print Book Giveaway: BLOOD BYTES by Susan Phelan!

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BLOOD BYTES by Susan Phelan Genre: Paranormal/Vampire Length: Novel Read more about BLOOD BYTES by going to author's site at http://www.susanphelan.com/ It’s New York City, way way in the future and many things have changed such as the legalization of sex for hire and the popularity of the undead in the world’s oldest profession. Conversely, the unreliability of males, immortal or human, remains a constant, or at least that’s what Detective Tess Monterey has deduced after a particularly painful breakup with her partner and secret lover on the Force. While investigating an apparent sex slaying, Tess’ trail leads to Blood Bytes-the city’s only online vampire escort agency and its most sought-after supernatural stud, Devante Matiero. The last person to see the victim alive, Matiero quickly rises to the top of Tess’ most wanted list and in more ways than one. Struggling to put the past behind her, Tess wades through a series of suspects and clues, along with her own distracting

Winners! We have winners!

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First off, the Fictionwise $20 giftcard winner is......JANE!! The second winner, for the Joanne Rock Harlequin Blaze is.....MINDY!! Congratulations ladies! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

March Blaze Giveaway!

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ALWAYS READY by Joanne Rock is the title of this March Harlequin Blaze. It's part of the Uniformly Hot series. You can read more about ALWAYS READY by going to Joanne Rock's website at http://www.joannerock.com/ Post away and one winner will be drawn Sunday night! Note: the Fictionwise gift certificate winner will also be announced Sunday night.

What's everyone reading?

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Let's hear about what you're reading!!! You just might interest someone in a new author or book. Anyone reading ebooks this week in honor of Ebook Week?

Q&A with JULIE JAMES!!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. JJ: Let me start first by saying how excited I am to be here! I'm thrilled to have this chance to talk about my newest release, Practice Makes Perfect . It's a contemporary romance about two career-driven lawyers who work for the same firm. They can't stand each other and have fought behind the scenes for eight years. But when they're forced to work together to land a big client, they're surprised to find a powerful attraction behind all their animosity. Any opportunity to explore these feelings is put to end, however, when they learn that only one of them will be named partner--and they both vow to fight it out to the end. It's a battle-of-the-sexes story with plenty of verbal sparring between two people who *think* they're total opposites. And we all know what they say about opposites. . .. 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? JJ: It took me awhile to figure that out. I'm a lawyer, and I sp

Chats this week at Romance Reviews Today!

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Mo's Book Buzz: Elle Amery chat Date: Wednesday March 11, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Elle Amery joins us to discuss her Ravenous Romance, TALLY'S GIFT. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a free e-copy of SAVING SOPHIE. Moderated by KatBos. ****** RRT Chat on Friday night begins at 9:30PM eastern time in the RRT Chat room. See link above, but go into the RRTChat room. One lucky winner will win a copy of TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Kristan Higgins. Chat will be hosted by Mo for a one night, unbelievable experience. :)

A Perfect 10: MONTANA CREEDS: LOGAN by Linda Lael Miller

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MONTANA CREEDS: LOGAN – Linda Lael Miller A Perfect 10 The Montana Creeds – Book 1 HQN ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77353-4 ISBN-10: 0-373-77353-6 February 2009 Contemporary Romance Stillwater Springs, Montana – Present Day Logan Creed is going to change his family’s destiny – and their image. His father, Jake, was a hard working logger, but he was also a drunk and a womanizer. Jake married three women, who each bore him a son; Logan is the eldest, Dylan and Tyler are second and third. The boys grew up full of uncertainty and anger that finally culminated into an explosion on the day of Jake’s funeral, and in the end, each went his separate way, vowing never to speak to the others again. These three boys were restless, and they still are. Logan managed to make it through law school after his rodeo days; Dylan and Tyler are still out there, running from something. But now Logan has come home on a mission. After visiting his cousins, the McKettricks, in Arizona, Logan is back to set things r

Celebrate "Read An E-book Week" and a giveaway!

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I can remember reading my first ebook years ago and marveling at how it could be electronically sent and I, the reader, could read it on my computer. For the most part, that is how I got introduced to the steamy side of romance. :) I'm sure I'm not the only one. Today I have a Kindle and a large E-Book library. This week to celebrate Read An E-Book Week , the Romance Reviews Today blog is going to have a special giveaway. A $20 gift certificate to Fictionwise , where one lucky winner can have fun shopping for E-Books! To enter (one per person, please) all you need to do is post and answer this question: What do you see as the future for E-Books?

Q&A with DARA ENGLAND!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Brought to Life is something like a modern day fairytale. It’s the story of a woman who falls so deeply in love with a fictional duke from another century that she begins to believe she has brought him to life. This is not only my debut novel from Lyrical Press but it’s is also the first time I’ve any of my novel-length works published. 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Writing appealed to me from a very early age. I started out creating picture books before I could write many words and continued writing as I grew older. I must have been around thirteen when I realized this would definitely be my career and not just a hobby. I remember reading S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and thinking I wanted to write a book and have it published at an even younger age than she did. Sadly that didn’t happen and I wouldn’t be published for many years yet. 3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories? Most of it comes

Winner of Sultry Summer Fun is.....

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...Congrats to poster #10....DEBORAH Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing information by March 15th!

Spotlight Review- EVIL WITHOUT A FACE by Jordan Dane

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EVIL WITHOUT A FACE – Jordan Dane Sweet Justice Series – Book 1 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-147412-5 February 2009 Suspense Russia; Alaska and Colorado, United States – Present Day At his home in Providenya, Russia, the old man, pretending to be teenager Ivana Noskova from Chicago, types a message to just one more spoiled American teenager, encouraging her to run away from home... Seventeen-year-old Nikki Archer has her duffel bag just about packed. She’s hidden it in the closet and she’s ready to leave the house for good. She and her new on-line friend, Ivana, have Nikki’s escape out of Alaska planned down to the tiniest detail. Nikki can’t wait to get away from her controlling mother, Susannah. And even Ivana’s father has agreed to help her run away to a better life in Chicago. Nikki will board a plane in Anchorage and then fly straight to Chicago where Mr. Noskova and Ivana will meet her. And, Mr. Noskova has even arranged an appointment with his friend at a top modeling agency! Nikki w

Mo's Book Buzz Chat on Wednesday night!

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Title: Karen Hulene Bartell chat Date: Wednesday March 4, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: http://clientO.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Karen Hulene Bartell joins us to discuss her time travel book, Untimely Partners. Door prize: TBA. Moderated by CrazyMo. **** Reminders for the rest of week: Friday on the blog is author Dara England Friday night RRT chat is open chat, but Patti's March Harlequin Blazes arrived..... :) Chat begins at 9:30PM eastern time in the RRT chat room (see link above) Finally, what do you think about this poor cat?

Spotlight Review: SUBMISSION by Cherie Feather

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SUBMISSION - Cherie Feather Berkley ISBN: 978-0-425-22368-0 February 2009 Erotic Contemporary Romance Santa Fe, New Mexico – Present day In 1913, a young woman journeyed to Santa Fe with her ill father, trying to ease the pain of consumption and improve his health. They spend their first few days at Curtis House, a beautiful hotel run by the dark, dangerous Javier Curtis. Kiki Dion has agreed to go to a party at Curtis House, now owned by Ethan Tierney. Her friend Amber has warned her what to expect, a man seeped in BDSM, orgies and all kinds of sexual shenanigans, who happens to love redheads. Lucky for Kiki, she's a natural redhead and has had a hankering for some different types of sex lately; right now she often thinks about orgies. Just the thought is enough to get her off, and when Ethan offers to set one up for them to watch, Kiki is aroused but nervous. But before the trio can begin, Kiki gets the feeling something or someone is watching, and is scared out of her wits

Chase away the winter blahs....with a print book giveaway!!!

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My brain is a tad dead after the weekend, but hey, it's time for a book giveaway post! I know some of you will be getting snow, so I thought the picture is appropriate. However, how about some summer lovin'? SULTRY SUMMER FUN anthology from Ellora's Cave featuring Kimberly Dean, Elizabeth Donald, Anna J. Evans, Eve Jameson and Mary Winter You can read the blurb click here What do you need to do to be entered to win? Name the best book you have read in 2009 so far. It doesn't have to have a print date of 2009, just what you consider your best read of the year. Post away and I'll announce a winner Thursday night!