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Happy Canada Day!

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Book Giveaway: Chains by Shiloh Walker

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One winner will win a copy of CHAINS by Shiloh Walker. How do you enter the contest? Tell us what you are thankful for as we approach a national holiday.... Chains by Shiloh Walker Out now! Read an excerpt by clicking here . Winner to be chosen Friday. Good luck!

Real-life Romance by Guest Blogger Lisa Dale (with a book giveaway)

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I have romance on the brain these days—not just in my books, but in my real life! For most of my life, I’ve never really had that “bride” gene. While my girlfriends lined up one after another at the altar, I was always content to be a bridesmaid. And I’ve never really responded with any kind of fierce emotion when I see book cover features veils, bridal gowns, or wedding cakes. I never had anything against weddings. I love love. But weddings…they always seemed like much more trouble than they were worth. Now…it’s a whole different story. You see, my boyfriend proposed to me on a beach in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently. Though he and I have been together very happily for quite some time, I really didn’t see it coming. It was entirely surprising and one of the absolute best moments of my life. We never talked about getting married because I didn’t want to put any pressure on him to ask me. I’ve seen what pressure to get married can do to relationships. I once went to dinner with

A Holiday Romance winner is.....

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Congrats to poster Maureen!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address.

Guest blogger: Guilt-free Downtime by Donna Alward

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Publishing is a funny industry. It’s not the kind of job where you punch a clock, or get paid an hourly wage. There’s no security either – the end of a contract could find you without a publisher. It’s scary stuff, and you learn to take a lot on faith. It also can leave you with a sense of urgency. Urgency to meet deadlines, urgency to put more books on the shelves and to grab every opportunity that comes your way with both hands. It’s an urgency I feel a lot, and it has me working on fun projects between deadlines, seizing some potential opportunities in this crazy career I’ve found myself in. So while today I should probably talk about my latest release on the shelves, instead I’m going to talk about guilt-free downtime. There are simply times in life when certain things matter more than others. And when that happens, you need to give yourself permission to step away and do what needs to be done. Sometimes that time away is simply to relax, rest, and refill the creative well. Othe

Giveaway: A Holiday Romance by Carrie Alexander

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A Holiday Romance - Carrie Alexander Harlequin Superromace Available now! Blurb: A summer holiday in the desert—what had she been thinking? Extreme heat? Scorpions? Senior citizens? Check. This home-swap vacation had seemed like such a great idea at the time…. Huh. Yet Alice Potter might actually get the romantic adventure she's only ever dreamed about, as resort manager Kyle Jarreau sends her adrenaline into overdrive. Sadly, the resort frowns on socializing with guests, and Kyle has always been a stickler for rules…until now. Seems Alice can be quite tempting when she puts her mind to it. But can they keep their romance a secret or will their Arizona fling burn them both? *** Question for readers: Have you ever been in a holiday romance? One that ended when the holiday was over? Post your answer, one per person, and I'll pick a winner Sunday night!

Winner is.....

Winner of TAMING THE FIRE is......flchen!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info by 7/3/09. Congratulations!!

Spotlight Review: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Ana Leigh

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HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO - Ana Leigh The Fraser Series , Book 5 Pocket Books ISBN: 978-1-4165-5138-6 June 2009 Historical Romance, Frontier Fort Redemption and Environs, Arizona Territory, 1874 For three years, Rico Fraser has hunted the Slatter gang, the men who raped and murdered his mother. His search led him to Arizona, where he's currently scouting for the U.S. Army. He's much taken with a local rancher's beautiful daughter whom he meets at the fort. It's not mutual, however, for Miss Jennifer Blake rudely lets him know she doesn't approve of "bounty hunters." But shortly thereafter, four men, believed to be the Slatter gang, attack the Burke ranch and take Jenny and her young aunt hostage. Rico and Captain Don Masters --- who insists upon joining Rico --- set out to rescue the ladies. Many believe it's too late to save them from brutality and death. With much difficulty, Rico manages to get both girls and a wounded captain back to safety. Frank

A Perfect 10: ATLANTIS UNLEASHED by Alyssa Day

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ATLANTIS UNLEASHED - Alyssa Day Warriors of Poseidon Series , Book 3 A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-22041-2 June 2009 Paranormal Romance Atlantis and Guatemala - Present Day Atlantean Warrior Lord Justice willingly gave the ultimate sacrifice to save his brother from the vampire goddess of chaos and night, Anubisa. While willing to trade himself into her service, Justice is unable to force himself to serve the needs of the goddess, and she sends him into the Void. Justice’s revelation of his heritage, spoken out loud to convince Anubisa to take him rather than his brother, unleashed an ancient curse that will drive Justice insane, and his torturous time in the Void has accelerated his mental deterioration. Justice is ready to give into the madness when he has a vision of a woman that not only provides a ray of light in the eternal darkness to which he is confined, but also provides him the hope of escape. As his pain recedes with his view of her, his mental lucidity

A Perfect 10: FATAL SECRETS by Allison Brennan

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FATAL SECRETS - Allison Brennan 2009 FBI Trilogy – Book 2 A Perfect 10 Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-50275-9 June 2009 Romantic Suspense Sacramento, California; the Sierra Nevada Mountains - Present Day Twenty-one years ago, Sonia Martin was sold into slavery by her father, but she was miraculously saved by Texas Ranger Wendall Knight. Later adopted into the Knight family, she received all the love and support she had been missing as a child. Now a Senior Agent in the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), and considered an expert on the subject, Sonia Knight has dedicated her life to saving other children and women from needless abuse and the horrors of human trafficking. Acting on a tip from an informant, Sonia and her team have been watching the massive home of Xavier Jones, the middleman responsible for arranging at least 20% of the human trafficking problem in the United States. She’s been patiently waiting, hoping to locate thirteen year-old Maya who’s been a

Book Giveaway:TAMING THE FIRE by Sydney Croft

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TAMING THE FIRE by Sydney Croft Out now! Blurb: POWER. PLEASURE. DANGER. IT DOESN’T GET ANY HOTTER THAN THIS. He came to the underground London club for a night of extreme sex play with the enigmatic “Mistress Rik”. But the Special Agent known as Trance is really on a search-and-rescue mission to keep her alive. Part predator, Ulrika “Rik” Jaegar possesses feral powers that make her a danger to others–and to herself. That’s why the Agency for Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) wants to recruit her to their side….To do so, Trance will have to pull off the impossible: capture and control Rik, both woman and beast. On the run from the deadly agency that changed her into a pleasure-seeking shape shifter, Rik uses sex to rein in her own raging desires. Operating on pure instinct, she trusts no one…especially the magnificent alpha male with the power to seduce her into submission. An undercover agent with unique hypnotic gifts, Trance is surprised by his instinct to hold Rik and keep her saf

Winner of....

The download of Maree Anderson's EVEN DEMON'S GET THE BLUES is.... PAMSOO!!! Please email me at fisc40pa@aol.com and I'll get it to you. Congratulations!!

Q&A with Maree Anderson and a Giveaway!

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First up, I’d like to thank Patti for providing these thought-provoking questions. I’m a newbie at all this so it’s a scary prospect being interviewed about my writing, but these questions made it an absolute pleasure. June is a special month for me: it’s the month my debut book is released. Coincidentally, it’s a pretty darned special month for my publishing company, too. Happy 15th Anniversary, Red Sage! (And believe me, at Red Sage they really know how to celebrate with their readers, so please check out their official anniversary statement at the end of this interview.) 1. Tell us about your newest release. I took a punt and entered Red Sage’s Alpha Male Novella Contest last year and when I finalled, Senior Editor Robin Lawson, made me an offer for my novella. It’s called Even Demons Get The Blues and it’s a June 1st Red Sage Presents release. My heroine, Leisa, was inspired by Holly Hunter’s lead role in the TV series Saving Grace. Leisa might look like an angel, but she sur

Red Sage winners.......

Winner of Secrets Volume #25 is poster #10 - Jane! jane, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address. Winner of Secrets Volume choice is KarenH from NC!!! I've sent her an email Congrats to all our winners!!!!!

Chat Thursday night!

Interrupting Red Sage week here to announce that the Infinite World of Fantasy Authors have their monthly chat at RRT Thursday night beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Click -->> HERE to enter chat room.

Contest for Red Sage readers!

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Next up for our Red Sage week is a game of match the author and book! Winner gets their choice of whatever Red Sage Secrets Volume book they want, including Vol 27 when it comes out. The only requirements are that you get ONE book and the mailing address must be in the Continental United States. Here are the rules: First off, I will list the authors and then down below I'll list titles. Match the authors and the titles and then email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your answers. Deadline to enter is 9:00 PM eastern time on Thursday June 18th. Here are the authors: Roxana Blaze Alice Gaines Fiona Jayde Anne Rainey Lynne Logan Bethany Michaels Jess Michaels Rae Monet Selah March Brenda Williamson Here are the titles: Booty Call Secrets Volume 12 A Damsel in Distress Addiction Fires Within The Killing Frost Master of the Elements Secrets: Surrender to Seduction Forbidden Fruit A Christmas Cara Good luck! Remember to email Pattifischer@yahoo.com with your answers. DEA

Red Sage Anniversary Chat Wednesday Night!

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Red Sage Anniversary Party Date: Wednesday June 17, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 ( www.romrevtoday.com then click Chat on left hand side) Notes: Join CrazyMo, KatBos and BadBarb as we celebrate Red Sage's 15th Anniversary as a publisher. Authors will be dropping in to visit and door prizes will be given away ;)

Book Giveaway: Secrets Volume 25

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Secrets Volune 25 with authors Anne Rainey, Cynthia Eden, Sedonia Guillone and Natasha Moore You can find out more about it by clicking here. Question for readers: Who are your favorite Red Sage/Secrets authors? A winner will announced Thursday evening!

Red Sage Publishing week at the blog!

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In honor of Red Sage Publishing's 15th anniversary, there will be a few things going on this week in their honor. A book giveaway. A chat. An interview with one of their authors. Stay tuned and help Red Sage celebrate their anniversary by going to site at http://eredsage.com

Q&A with Ann Whitaker!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Dog Nanny (which is set for release June 12 from The Wild Rose Press) is about a doggy do-gooder named Julie Shields, who has one month to save two delinquent poodles from becoming doggies of divorce. She’s also a self-proclaimed born-again virgin with a biological clock running out of juice and needs to find a husband for a couple of reasons. When a hunky pilot named Nick Worthington arrives at the Abilene airport to fly her to Waco, he sends her into a tailspin. But he also may be a drug trafficker and smuggler of illegal aliens. Not only that, he’s involved with another woman. Julie's quest for a suitable husband leads to several misfires—one disgusting, another downright dangerous. Only Nick leaves her panting for more. Will she have to put a choke chain on him before the month is out? That’s the love story. An underlying theme is the importance of pet adoption, training, spaying, and neutering our pets. I didn’t consciously set out

New Reviews Posted at RRT!

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 70, Volume 1, June 11, 2009 CONTEST: Prize Winners for June 2009 6/6/09 – Leslie Figueroa wins SAY GOODBYE by Lisa Gardner Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. 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 Book Buzz. Check out the new calendar on the home page for the Chat Schedule. News/Information: Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic reader. REVIEWS: In this issue, we have 15 new reviews for your reading enjoyment!

Winners!!!

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The Tracy Wolff winner is...... Penney!! The Toni Blake winner is.....Mariee!!!! Please email me by June 19th at fisc40pa@aol.com with your addresses! Congratulations!!!

Chat Wednesday night with Ann Whitaker!

The Wild Rose Press author Ann Whitaker joins us to discuss her book, DOG NANNY. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? This Wednesday (tomorrow) at 9:00 PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0. addonchat. com/sc.php? id=102122 Hope to see you there! Mo

Video Spotlight: ROGUE by Marly Mathews

You can purchase ROGUE by clicking here .

Guest Author: 4 Little Life Lessons or What I’ve Learned from the Women I Write by Tracy Wolff

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When I was getting my MFA in creative writing, my fiction professors always told me that a good short story or novel must make its readers think. It must have a message and characters that transcend time and race and culture and creed. It must be real. These are, of course, many of the same professors who scoffed at me when I told them I wanted to write romances. The same ones who told me writing genre fiction was a waste of my talent. Well, here I am a number of years later, writing romance novels and loving every second of it. And while their advice about romance novels were complete idiocy (I’ve been reading love stories since I was in fifth grade and I certainly have no plans to stop anytime soon) a lot of what they taught me has stuck with me—including the fact that a reader should be able to learn something about the human condition from the books she reads. Now, I write two very different types of books—erotic suspense and family oriented contemporaries, both of which will so

Book Giveaway: ONE RECKLESS SUMMER by Toni Blake

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One copy of ONE RECKLESS SUMMER is up for grabs! Find out more about this book by Toni Blake by going to her website here: http://toniblake.com/onerecklesssummer.html All you have to do to enter is post once here and I'll announce the winner later in the week. Good luck!!!

Guest Blogger: A Good Day to be a Computer by Jessica Inclan

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My computer told me last week that she was tired. She said, "Listen, I don't feel like leaving home so much. I hate being cooped up and tossed around. I go out, and man, I get so tired! I just, well, I just have to take a little nap." I didn't listen to her. I packed her up, threw her in the back of the car, and went to work. Of course, when I walked into my office after a class and saw that my computer was still and lifeless, I rushed to her, pressing this and that. "Oh, my," my computer said, waking finally. "No need for all the fuss. I just wanted a little down time. I needed to relax. And no one was here, and I thought, what would it matter? Who would need me?" I pressed some more buttons. “Really,” she said. “I’m not lying.” But then I turned my back, and my computer nodded off again. Sighing, I turned her off and brought her back home, putting her in her happy spot on the desk. The trip had not done her good. She was blinking and hot, and I

New Reviews Posted at RRT!

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 69, Volume 3, May 25, 2009 CONTEST: Prize books for May 2009 5/2/09 – TILL THERE WAS YOU – Lynn Kurland – Winner: Sue Ahn 5/9/09 – CONFESSIONS OF A LITTLE BLACK GOWN – Elizabeth Boyle – Winner: Cheryl Ricin 5/16/09 – CROUCHING VAMPIRE, HIDDEN FANG – Katie MacAlister – Winner: Martha Lawson 5/23/09 – MAGIC’S DESIGN – Cat Adams – Winner: Donna Clark 5/30/09 – DEATH ANGEL – Linda Howard – Winner: Bernadette Long Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. 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. Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contestNEW 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

Winner of THIS DUCHESS OF MINE is....

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Congrats to poster number 15.... MO !!!

Spotlight Review: WILD HEAT by Bella Andre

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WILD HEAT – Bella Andre Hotshots: Men of Fire , Book 1 Dell Books ISBN-10: 0440245001 ISBN-13: 978-0440245001 April 2009 Romantic Suspense Tahoe National Forest, California/Nevada – the Present Overwhelmed by the recent death of her firefighter brother Tony, Maya Jackson tries to drown her sorrows in alcohol. She meets a sexy stranger in a bar and finds sexual release in his arms. Now, six months later, Maya is back in Tahoe Forest investigating a suspected arsonist in the Tahoe National Forest, Mr. Logan Cain. Logan is the head of the crew at the Tahoe Pines Hotshot Station. He has dedicated his life to fighting wildland fires and is willing to place his life on the line for his community. To say he is shocked that Maya is investigating him is an understatement. The fact that she is also the same stranger that he met in the bar just adds to his bemusement. Maya still finds Logan extremely attractive but is determined not to let her attraction affect her investigation. She suspec

Mo's Weekly Buzz chat guest is... TERRI BRISBIN!

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Title: Terri Brisbin chat Date: Wednesday June 3, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Terri Brisbin joins us to discuss her Harlequin Historical Undone, A NIGHT FOR HER PLEASURE. Door Prize: TBA! Moderated by KatBos. Blurb: Lord Simon of Rennes is marrying the woman of his dreams, but he is certain that she can never love a man like him -- for in spite of his wealth and position, he is a giant of a man and she is the most feminine woman in his world. Lady Elise marries to save her family from the folly of her father's treachery and never dares to hope that her new husband could love her, after all she is innocent and not at all like the women he usually seeks out for. . . companionship! Now, it's their wedding day and they only have hours before seeking the pleasure of their marriage bed -- and only hours to learn if their future will hold passion and love or heartbreak.

A Perfect 10: THE DEVLIN DIARY by Christi Phillips

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THE DEVLIN DIARY - Christi Phillips A Perfect 10 Pocket (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1-4165-2739-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2739-8 Historical Fiction England during the Restoration and Present Day American Claire Donovan has her hard-won Ph.D. and has been hired to teach history at the prestigious Trinity College in Cambridge, England. Andrew Kent, a Trinity fellow whom she met while finishing her thesis studies in Italy, has pulled strings and gotten her this post. Due to school requirements, Claire begins to do research on a new topic, encryption --- as her fascination with ciphers and codes is piqued when she finds a coded diary written during the reign of Charles II. All of her work, though, is brought to a halt when one of the Trinity fellows is found dead in the River Cam. And not just any fellow, but Dr. Derek Goodman, a rakish rogue who had recently stolen the diary that Claire found and gleefully revealed to her that he was going to write on the same topic. In 1672, with Charle