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Book Giveaway -- SINS OF A WICKED DUKE by Sophie Jordan!

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SINS OF A WICKED DUKE by Sophie Jordan ISBN-13: 978-0061579172 Publisher: Avon Release date: March 31, 2009 Read an excerpt (and more) by clicking here . Available at: Amazon.com Barnes and Noble Winner announced Sunday night... Sophie Jordan is now branching out to another genre and is publishing paranormals under the name of Sharie Kohler . What favorite authors do you have that write in more than one genre?

Lori Wilde winner is....

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The winner of ALL OF ME by Lori Wilde is..... ESTELLA!!!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by May 12th!

Mo's Book Buzz Chat Wednesday night!

Tomorrow night, author Alice Duncan joins us to discuss her book, "Sierra Ransom". Door prize: One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of "Sierra Ransom"! Moderated by CrazyMo. When: 9:00 PM Eastern Time Where: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Hope to see you all there for a great chat! Mo

Spotlight Review: SATISFY ME TONIGHT by Fiona Zedde, Sydney Molare, Kimberly Kaye Terry

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SATISFY ME TONIGHT - Fiona Zedde, Sydney Molare, Kimberly Kaye Terry Kensington Aphrodisia ISBN: 0-7582-2904-6 ISBN 13: 978-0-7582-2904-5 April 2009 Erotic African-American Anthology Sexual Attraction - Fiona Zedde Antwerp, Belgium - Winter Benoît hopes that his last night as the DJ at Orgy will be memorable, and when he locks eyes with the sexy woman on the dance floor, he knows that it will be. After sharing a dance with the American woman, he can’t wait for his shift to end, and as soon as it does, the two of them quickly find a room and share an intense experience. Benoît’s night with Kenna exceeds his expectations, and he doesn’t want to let her go. Yet, he’s about to leave Belgium, and he knows that vacation flings should stay just that. A tempting story, SEXUAL ATTRACTION brings Benoît and Kenna together, but they both feel as if it’s something stronger that keeps them with one another. Is it possible for a brief affair to turn into something more? Driving My Man Wild - Syd

Spotlight Review: TEXAS HOLD HIM by Lisa Cooke

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TEXAS HOLD HIM - Lisa Cooke Leisure ISBN: 978-0-8439-6254-3 May 2009 Historical Romance, American New Orleans, Louisiana, and up the Mississippi; 1870 The Mason family lost nearly everything in the War Between the States. Harold Mason, the head of the family, hasn't been well since he was accused of murder, though no evidence was offered. His daughter Charlotte, affectionately called Lottie, and his sister Dorothy, now care for him as best they can in a small house far less grand their former manor on the plantation. But now Lottie has one more worry to contend with...a really, really big one. A man whose face she's never seen wants $15,000 or he will testify that he saw her father commit the murder. Where will she come up with that amount of money? Now, Lottie is not stupid, but she led a sheltered life before the war, so perhaps it's understandable that once she hears from a neighbor about the fortunes changing hands aboard the riverboat, presently docked in New Orlean

Check out chats!

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Be sure to check out the upcoming chats list on the left sidebar. See any favorite authors? Be sure to join Mo and the gang in the Romance Reviews Today chat room every Wednesday at 9:00PM eastern time. Click here to enter the chat room

Book Giveaway: ALL OF ME by Lori Wilde

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All Of Me - Lori Wilde Warner Forever ISBN: 0446502057 April 2009 Read more about ALL OF ME by going to Lori's website here . Enter to put into the pot to win a copy of ALL OF ME. How do you enter? Easy. Have you ever met an author and if so, who? Can be more than one. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night! Good luck!

Winnter of PASSION UNLEASHED is...

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...Poster #8 ---- Cathy M. Congrats!!! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info by May 10th.

Spotlight Review: DEFENDER by Catherine Mann

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DEFENDER – Catherine Mann A Dark Ops Novel , Book 1 Berkley Sensation ISBN-13: 978-0-425-22802-0 April 2009 Romantic Suspense Incirlik Air Base, Turkey - Present Day Chloe Nelson recently found out what she can do to justify the rest of her life on this earth. After receiving a kidney transplant from a serviceman, when she found out an Italian singer was going on a USO show overseas, Chloe volunteered to go along as a singer and dancer. Chloe is an orchestra conductor and has a fairly good voice, but this seems like a good way to give something back to that unknown soldier. Except that there's an explosion on the ship as the troupe is on the way to an aircraft carrier off the coast of Turkey, and suddenly Chloe's in the sea, trying to keep her head above water as everyone else gets rescued. A test pilot helping during the rescue jumps in the water when he sees Chloe, and she is saved, thanks to his selfless action. After such a traumatic event, Chloe must get to a doctor to

Mo's Book Buzz chat Wednesday night!

Come chat with Mo and the gang at Romance Reviews Today on Wed April 22nd as Sue Swift, writing as Suz de Mello is the guest! Chat begins at 9:00 PM eastern time in the Mo's Book Buzz chat room, which can be accessed by clicking here . Hope to see you!!!

New Reviews Posted at RRT

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 68, April 2009, Volume 3 CONTEST: Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. April Contest Winners: Congratulations to: Jane Cheung our April 19th contest winner in the weekly drawing for BLOOD MAGIC by Jennifer Lyons. See the contest page for the NEW Book a Week Contest - contest winners will be announced on the RRTAnnounce and RRT Chatters lists. REVIEWS: In this issue, we have 8 new reviews for your reading enjoyment! Historical Fiction THE LADY & THE LIBERTINE – Bonnie Vanak – Jani- Historical Fiction Historical RomanceHER NOTORIOUS VISCOUNT – Jenna Petersen – Anthonette – Historical Romance TEXAS HOLD HIM – Lisa Cooke – Jane – Historical Romance Romantic ComedySECOND THOUGHTS – Bobbie O’Keefe – Patti – Romantic Comedy Romantic SuspenseDEFENDER – Catherine Mann – A Dark Ops Novel, Book 1 – Carolyn – Romantic Suspense PACKING HEAT – Penny McCall – Diana – Romantic Suspense Series Romance COMING ON STRONG – Tawny

Spotlight Review: DAKOTA DADDY by Sara Orwig

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DAKOTA DADDY - Sara Orwig Stetsons & CEO’s , Book 1 Silhouette Desire #1936 ISBN-10: 0-373-76936-9 ISBN 13: 978-0-373-76936-0 April 2009 Series Romance South Dakota - Present Day In order to win a bet with his cousins, Jared Dalton plans to buy the ranch that neighbors his property in South Dakota. The ability to buy out Edlund Sorenson and have a little revenge against Edlund and his daughter Megan is just icing on the cake. Seven years ago, Jared and Megan were in love, but Edlund’s threats forced Jared to leave Megan behind. His plans for revenge go awry, though, when he finds out that Edlund is dead and Megan decides against selling the ranch when she learns that Jared is the prospective buyer. After seeing her again, Jared realizes it will take all of his charm to get her to even consider his offer. Megan Sorenson has never forgiven Jared for walking out on her, or for the fact that he wasn’t around when she realized she was pregnant. Because of the long-standing feud betw

PASSION UNLEASHED book giveaway!

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Passion Unleashed - Larissa Ione Demonica Book 3 Grand Central Publishing April 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0446401050 ISBN-10: 0446401056 Read more by clicking here . Post to enter a chance to win a copy. Question for you: What are your favorite Paranormal authors? I'll pick a winner later in the week!

New Reviews Posted!

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RRTErotic - Issue 30, Volume 1 – April 2009 In this issue, we have 21 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 with each update. Just click on the CONTEST page for information on entering the random drawings! Naughty Nibbles (less than 50 pages) Ellora’s Cave CANDY-COATED PASSION – Kat Alexis – Sweet series – Jennifer – Contemporary LOLLIPOP KINGS – Brigit Zahara – Sweet Series – Jennifer – Contemporary Freya’s BowerBASTINADO – Sarah Masters – Dominatrix, Book 1- Holly - Contemporary Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology ReviewsSATISFY ME TONIGHT F. Zedde, S. Molare, K.Kaye Terry – Jennifer Anthology - Contemporary Contemporary ReviewsBAD BOY – Maya Reynolds – Mel – Contemporary Romance FANTASY MAN – Tuesday Morrigan – Jennifer – Contemporary Romance RIDING TEMPTATION – Jaci

B&N Giftcard winner is.....

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Congrats to Crystal GB!!! Contact me by emailing me at pattifischer@yahoo.com !!!

Chat....win books....Chat!

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Friday night (April 17th) in the Romance Reviews Today chat room, we'll have a book giveaway. Here are the list of books to be given away: EXPRESS MALE by Elizabeth Bevarly THE DESERT LORD’S BRIDE by Olivia Gates THE FACE OF DEATH by Cody McFadyen CAFÉ AU LAIT by Liane Spicer CAITLIN’S GUARDIAN ANGEL by Marie Ferrarella NIGHTKEEPERS by Jessica Anderson ABOUT MONDAY by Sydney Laine Allan THE LOVE OF HER DEATH by Luna Carrol LION EYES by Claire Berlinski DANGER IN A RED DRESS by Christina Dodd BRAND NAME DATES by Melanie Blazer THE BISHOP’S DAUGHTER’S by Tiffany l. Warren SLAVE by Cheryl Brooks HIS VERY SPECIAL NURSE by Margaret McDonagh FACETS by Barbara Delinsky WHISPERS IN THE DARK by Denise P. Jefferies ROGUE STALLION by Diana Palmer YULE BE MINE by Jennifer LaBrecque TALK ME DOWN by Victoria Dahl Chat begins at 9:30 PM Eastern Time Enter the chat room by going in here and clicking on RRT Chat http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Hope to see you there!!!

A Perfect 10: ALMOST HOME by Pam Jenoff

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ALMOST HOME - Pam Jenoff A Perfect 10 Atria ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-9069-9 ISBN-10: 1-4165-9069-2 April 2009 Mystery England – The Present For ten years, Jordan Weiss, an intelligence officer with the U.S. State Department, has avoided returning to England. After the drowning death of her boyfriend, Jared, a fellow student at Cambridge, Jordan has been unable to deal with the crushing blow of his loss. Her work has taken her all over the world where she's faced danger and death, but the thought of returning to England brings her to her knees. Then she receives a letter from her good friend, Sarah, who asks her to come to London as Sarah is desperately ill. Jordan knows that Sarah would never make such a request unless she really needed her, so she begs her boss for a transfer, and it is reluctantly granted. Jordan's arrival in England sends her life into a spin. Just the sights and smells bring poignant memories crashing onto her. Sarah is terminally ill but determined to live

IWOFA chat Thursday night!

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Chat with Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors Thursday night beginning at 9:00PM Eastern Time. Guest authors are...Trinity Blacia and Belinda McBride. Enter chat room here: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Hope to see you then!!!

Spotlight Review: SOME LIKE IT WILD by Teresa Medeiros

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SOME LIKE IT WILD – Teresa Medeiros Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-123536-8 April 2009 Historical Romance Scottish Highlands – 1814 Half-sisters Pamela and Sophie need a man, a Scotsman who is none too bright, to pose as the duke’s heir who records say died over thirty years ago. Pamela and Sophie were born back stage, their mother an actress, but now the theatre is gone and they have nowhere to go and little money. The theatre burned to the ground and their mother with it. Sophie, the beauty of the family, has been offered carte blanche from a viscount, but Pamela is determined to keep her sister from that fate. If they could only collect the reward for finding the lost duke! Pamela’s fondest dream is to protect her sister and find her mother’s killer. Luck is on their side when Pamela and Sophie’s coach is stopped by a highwayman. Connor Kincaid is enthralled by the spirited Pamela and she with him, the perfect candidate to be a duke. Pamela pulls out her tiny pistol and ties Connor’s hands

Chat Wednesday Night with Suzanne Embree and Marly Mathews!

Title: Suzanne Embree and Marly Mathews chat Date: Wednesday April 15, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Authors Suzanne Embree and Marly Mathews join us to discuss their stories in the "Doorway to the Stars" anthology. Door prize: Marly will give one lucky winner an autographed copy of the "Doorway to the Stars" anthology. Moderated by CrazyMo. ******* Note: Patti will also be hosting a chat Thursday night, but no details available as am awaiting for a confirmation email.

New reviews on Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 68, April 2009, Volume 2 CONTEST: Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. April Contest Winners: Congratulations to: Sabrina Nguyen our April 11th contest winner in the weekly drawing for MERCY by Mariah Stewart. See the contest page for the NEW Book a Week Contest - the first prize winner will be drawn on April 5th and contest winners will be announced on the RRTAnnounce and RRT Chatters lists. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not on the RRTChatters loop, you are missing some great conversations – and prizes. CHATS: Join Patti every Friday night in the RRT chat room at 9 PM ET to chat about this, that and the other. Join the Schemer every Monday night in the RRT Chat room at 9 PM ET – you never know what the topic will be! Join CrazyMo in the new chat room: Mo’s

Amazon starts censorship

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If you haven't heard or otherwise been hibernating today, it was discovered that Amazon has decided to censor erotic romance novels by removing rankings. When you would do a search of a favorite author, for example, Kate Pearce , the search would not find her Kensington Aphrodisia books. You can read more about the Amazon censorship by going to the SmartBitches site or by going to the Dear Author site . This is a terrible thing for the freedom of speech and what we choose to buy here in America. How dare Amazon do this?? To give a little shove them in their face, I'm running a contest and all you have to do is comment here to be entered. The prize: A $10 barnes and noble egiftcard. Winner announced later this week!

The winner of The Argentine Lover is....

Congrats to Lisa F!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail info!!

Don't forget to vote!!!

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How do you want to search for reviews? By author or genre? Vote on the poll in the left hand side of this blog!

New Reviews Posted at RRT!

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 68, April 2009, Volume 1 CONTEST: Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. April Contest Winners: Congratulations to: Karen Barnett our April 5th contest winner in the weekly April drawing for Teresa Medeiros – SOME LIKE IT WILD See the contest page for the NEW Book a Week Contest - the first prize winner will be drawn on April 5th and contest winners will be announced on the RRTAnnounce and RRT Chatters lists. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not on the RRTChatters loop, you are missing some great conversations – and prizes. Be sure to visit the blog and cast your vote in the poll Patti is running – Genre or Author -- you tell us! CHATS: Join Patti every Friday night in the RRT chat room at 9 PM ET to chat about this, that and the other. Join the Schemer every Monday night in the

Chat Wednesday night at Mo's Book Buzz with Jack Woodville London!

Jack Woodville London joins us to discuss his book, "French Letters, Book One-Virginia's War:Tierra Texas 1944". Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of French Letters! Moderated by KatBos. Tomorrow nite at 9:00PM EDT http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Hope to see you there!

Book Giveaway!

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Note: this is a PRINT book, not an ebook. Title: The Argentine Lover by Samantha Winston Publisher: Ellora's Cave Date Published: 2003 ebook, 2005 print Find the blurb by going to Ellora's Cave here and checking it out. Post away, one entry per household, and I'll announce the winner later in the week! Good luck.

A Perfect 10: BLOOD MAGIC by Jennifer Lyon

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BLOOD MAGIC – Jennifer Lyon Wing Slayer Hunters, Book 1 A Perfect 10 Ballantine Books ISBN-10: 0345506340 ISBN-13: 978-0345506344 February 2009 Paranormal Romance Glassbreakers, California – the Present Isn’t it funny how life can drastically change within a few moments? Darcy MacAlister is comfortable with her life as a funeral director. Within the twinkle of an eye, her ordinary life becomes extraordinary after she is attacked by criminals fascinated by her blood! Darcy is rescued by Axel, a larger than life hunk. But, before Darcy can express her gratitude, Axel kidnaps her, claims she is a witch, and demands that Darcy help his sister. Axel is a Wing Slayer Hunter on a mission. When a deadly spell is placed on his little sister, Hannah, Axel searches for a witch strong enough to remove the curse. To his surprise, Darcy has no idea that she is a witch and has never knowingly used her magic. To further complicate matters, villains are intent on killing Darcy, and Axel is her onl

New Reviews Posted at RRT!

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 67, March 2009, Volume 2(yes I know it’s April ) CONTEST: Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. March Contest Winners: Congratulations to: Susan DavcoTEMPTED BY HIS KISS – Tracy Anne Warren PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – Julie James – An RRT Perfect 10 Katharine Adams SEDUCED BY YOUR SPELL – Lois Greiman NUTCASE – Charlotte Hughes See the contest page for the NEW Book a Week Contest - the first prize winner will be drawn on April 5th and contest winners will be announced on the RRTAnnounce and RRT Chatters lists. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not on the RRTChatters loop, you are missing some great conversations – and prizes. CHATS: Join Patti every Friday night in the RRT chat room at 9 PM ET to chat about this, that and the other. Join the Schemer every Monday night in the RRT

Q&A with SUSAN PHELAN!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Blood Bytes was a bit of a departure for me in that it is set in the future. However it still comprises those elements that I most enjoy writing and reading about in a story - mystery and suspense, a strong sense of romantic attraction and sexual tension, and a handful of well-developed secondary characters and satisfying, inter-related subplots. And of course, a mesmerizing paranormal hero! ;) 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I think the notion was pretty much cemented after I finished my first novel THE CURE (Book One of The Blood Tapestry). Up until that point, I had just been toying with ideas and jotting down scenes. But once I actually finished an entire manuscript, I realized I could and should be doing this for a living. 3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories? I wish I knew. They just come to me. 4. What would you say is your interesting

New Poll!

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Terrie is looking for some feedback from readers. When you come to Romance Reviews Today to search for a review, do you want to look under the genre (such as contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc) or by the author's name? The poll is on the lefthand sidebar. This is for the archived reviews that are currently on site at Romance Reviews Today. If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them. Thanks. :)

Lord of the Forest winner is......

......Congrats to ESTELLA!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail. Thank you!

A Perfect 10: THE WICKED WAYS OF A TRUE HERO by Barbara Metzger

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THE WICKED WAYS OF A TRUE HERO - Barbara Metzger A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-451-22634-1 March 2009 Historical Romance Regency London, Post Waterloo Mr. Daniel Stamfield descends from the Royce line through his mother, Lady Cora. The blue Royce blood carries the talent (or the curse, as it sometimes seems) of the male members being able to discern truth from lies. Daniel's uncle, the Earl of Royce, for instance, hears music when a truth is told and clinkers when lied to. The earl's heir, Viscount Rexford, sees colors; while his half brother, the earl's natural son, experiences good or bad tastes according to the level of veracity he hears. For Daniel, his talent can be downright embarrassing; he breaks out in itchy rashes when lies are told. Imagine poor Daniel at a social gathering where lies are told all around him...he was asked to leave Almack's for scratching his arse. Very few people are aware of the Royce trait -- memories of witch trials have hard