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Q&A with KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI!!!

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Kirsten Imani Kasai is the author of Ice Song and you can find more about how to purchase your copy by visiting her website: http://icesong.com/index.html 1. Tell us about your newest release. Ice Song is very much a “down the rabbit hole” fantasy adventure, wherein a single event cracks the facade of a hidden world. In the course of that journey, Sorykah begins to accept the darker and unwanted aspects of herself. This lonely single mother wants love and acceptance, but first she has to learn to love and accept who she really is."Sorykah Minuit has just two jobs aboard an ice-drilling submarine: meeting her quota and keeping her identity a secret. It’s no easy trick because when Sorykah’s frightened, she changes into a man—parts and all. Even worse, she suffers from a memory disorder that leaves her clueless about the activities of her other half.When a wealthy madman abducts her children to use in his dreadful experiments, timid Sorykah and her male alter ego, Soryk, must c

Book Giveaway: FOUR DUKES AND A DEVIL

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FOUR DUKES AND A DEVIL anthology featuring authors Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nashand Tracy Anne Warren! Out now at your favorite bookseller. Going to be easy on you....just tell me how much you want the book. :) Contest ends Sunday at 6:00 PM EST. Oh, and don't forget chat Friday night at Romance Reviews Today. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. We'll begin at 9:30 PM Eastern Time. I will be giving away a book that night (you'll have to come to chat to find out what the title is). As a added bonus...the only way to be in the running for the book that night is to show up to chat, be present when the drawing is announced and starting at 9:30, tell Crazy Mo during chat that there is a historical up for a giveaway on the blog. ;-) One entry per person.

Mo's Book Buzz chat with Joselyn Vaughn!

Event: Joselyn Vaughn chat Date: Wednesday July 29, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Avalon author Joselyn Vaughn joins us to discuss her book, CEO'S DON'T CRY. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of CEO'S DON'T CRY! Moderated by KatBos.

Winner of UNBRIDLED by Tori Carrington is....

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CRYSTAL GB!!! Congrats and please email me at luv2rdbks@aol.com Enjoy your bad boy!!!!!!!!!!

Video Spotlight: WICKEDLY EVER AFTER by Michelle Marcos

Very hot! Sounds like a good book. It's out now in bookstores near you!

A Perfect 10: DON'T TEMPT ME by Loretta Chase

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DON’T TEMPT ME – Loretta Chase A Perfect 10 Avon Books ISBN: 978-8-06-163266-2 July 2009 Historical Romance London – 1818 When indolent Lucien Charles Vincent de Grey, the eleventh Duke of Marchmont, hears that Lord Lexham’s daughter, abducted twelve years ago in Egypt at the age of twelve, has returned, he doesn’t believe it. Marchmont is not someone who goes out of his way for any man or woman, but the one person he will always help is Lord Lexham. He will not allow any imposter to bamboozle the family. He is so convinced the woman is an imposter, he places a thousand pound bet that he can prove it before the day is out. But when he arrives at Lexham’s place in Berkeley Square, he recognizes Zoe. While asking him to marry her, an invitation he skillfully declines, Zoe informs him, while still a virgin, she knows all the arts of pleasuring a man. Zoe risked her life to escape from the harem. She didn’t realize the shame she would bring on her family by coming home as a dishonored

Win a copy of UNBRIDLED by Tori Carrington

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UNBRIDLED by Tori Carrington Available from eharlequin now and in stores any day Shamelessly sexy. Totally irresistible... Carter Southard is cooling his heels in jail when classy attorney Laney Cartwright strides in on her mile-long legs to spring him. Uh-oh. This naughty bad boy’s got even bigger trouble.... Because their attorney-client privilege is about to take a sizzling detour! The sex is hot and wild—totally unbridled! But scorching the sheets is all this guy from the wrong side of the tracks has in common with an uptown girl…right? Earlier in the week we were talking about wild things we've done, this time, the question is on whether you've ever dated a "bad boy?" Post your response and be entered to win. Contest ends Tuesday night, at which time I'll pull out a winner!

Chat Friday night!

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Don't forget our regular Friday night chat at Romance Reviews Today is on! Chat begins at 9:30 PM eastern time. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and enter RRT Chat.

Winner of Hot&Bothered is....

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Congrats to Lindy aka Aromagik!!! She wins a copy of Hot&Bothered by Susan Andersen! Lindy, please email me at... Luv2RdBks@aol.com (Using this one because the other one is starting to get spammy) Congratulations and stay tuned for more giveaways!!!!!!!

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 71, Volume 2, July 22, 2009 Congratulations to the RWA 2009 RITA winners: Best Contemporary Series: A Mother’s Wish by Karen Templeton Best Contemporary Series Suspense/Adventure: Danger Signals by Kathleen Creighton Best Young Adult Romance: Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore Best Historical Romance : The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal Best Regency Historical: My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne Best Inspirational Romance: Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren Best Romance Novella: “The Fall of Rogue Gerard” by Stephanie Laurens in It Happened One Night Best Paranormal Romance: Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready Best Novel with strong Romantic Elements: Tribute by Nora Roberts Best Romantic Suspense: Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard Best First Book: Oh. My. God. By Tera Lynn Childs Best Contemporary Single Title: Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson News/Information: Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to

Video Spotlight: LUCKY STREAK by Carly Phillips

Chat Wednesday Night!

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Carly Phillips brings her LUCKY STREAK to Mo's Book Buzz! Please join NYT's Bestselling Author Carly Phillips as she chats about her latest book over at Romance Reviews Today with the Mo's Book Buzz crew this Wednesday at 9:00PM EST at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat Door prize: One lucky chatter will get a signed copy of LUCKY STREAK!

Book GIveaway: HOT & BOTHERED by Susan Andersen!

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Speaking of Susan Andersen....how about a hot giveaway???? One copy of Hot&Bothered to ONE lucky winner! This is a reissue and here's the tempting blurb: Wild flings are supposed to be short-lived. Socialite Victoria Hamilton had hers with a sexy Marine she knew only as Rocket. But now her father's been murdered, her brother's on the lam, and the PI John Miglionni, whom her lawyer hired, turns out to be none other than the man she stole away from as the dawn broke over a Pensacola beach six years ago. And he wants answers. About a lot of things.But mostly about Victoria's daughter--the little girl with his dark eyes. Question for readers....what was your wildest fling? It can be romantic or just something you did. Post away your responses and I'll pick a winner on Thursday night!

Spotlight Review: BENDING THE RULES by Susan Andersen

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BENDING THE RULES - Susan Andersen Sisterhood Diaries , Book 2 HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77393-0 July 2009 Contemporary Romance Seattle, Washington - Present Day The first time Poppy Calloway and Detective Jason de Sanges met, it definitely was not love at first sight. He was not thrilled to have been pulled off of a “real” case in order to investigate some rich women’s idea of a crime, and Poppy and her best friends, Ava and Jane, were mad that the police were not taking a break-in seriously. Lust at first sight on the other hand.... When the detective shows up at a meeting to discuss how to handle the three teens caught tagging local businesses, Poppy’s pulse rate speeds up once again. However, just like the first time they met, it doesn’t take long for Poppy’s pulse to be racing for an entirely different reason. While the business owners agree not to press charges against the teens, and to allow them to clean up their graffiti at their own expense, thanks to Detective de Sanges’s “thi

RITA Picks winner is..........

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Congratulations to Kelly C from Michigan!!!!! She correctly guessed.....FIVE It's tough, folks, and I thought I was going to have a tie, but nope, Kelly is all alone at the top of the heap. Give her a big hearty congratulations!!!!!!! You can find the list of the winners by clicking this link . You'll need to scroll down to the RITA winners.

Chat tonight at Romance Reviews Today!

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Celebrate the RWA RITA and Golden Heart Ceremony without leaving your home! Tonight, Romance Reviews Today is having a chat beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern Time in the Romance Reviews Today Chat Room. Head over to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat to enter the Java type chat room (which means you need to make sure you have Java on your computer!). Chat will last until…? During the chat, we hope to catch the winner’s names as they are announced and chat about books and anything else that captures our fancy. No guarantee that the chat will not turn to the gutter on occasion… And… ::drum roll:: Books are being given away throughout chat. Here is the tentative list of books: MIDNIGHT’S MASTER – Cynthia Eden - Brava INSTANT GRATIFICATION – Jill Shalvis – Brava TRIO OF SEDUCTION – Cassie Ryan – Brava GODDESS OF THE HUNT – Tessa Dare – Ballantine THE MERCENARY – Katherine Garbera – Brava MEN IN BLUE – Devyn Quinn, Myla Jackson, Delta Dupree – Aprhrodisia MY WIC

Housekeeping....

Don't forget to enter the RITA contest by tonight! RRT is now on Twitter! Follow us @RomRevToday

RELENTLESS winner is.............

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Congrats to CHRIS who wins Relentless by Lauren Dane!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with ten days with your mailing address.

RITA Watch Chat Saturday night!

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Saturday night, July 18th, the Romance Writers of America will give out their annual RITA awards. We're opening the chat room and having a party as we celebrate the winners and nominees! Books to be given away and virtual cabana boys will be around to provide you with virtual drinks. Chat begins at 9:00 PM Eastern Time and runs until...? Enter the chat room by clicking here Hope to see you there!

Video Spotlight: Tails of Love by Lori Foster, Stella Cameron and others

Now available at your favorite bookstore!

Chat Thursday night!

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Chat Thursday night July 16th beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern Time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room It's the Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors chat!! Be sure to join us by going to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and clicking RRT Chat. Hope to see you there!

RWA Contest

Don't forget the RITA's Picks Contest: http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2009/07/romance-reviews-today-presentsrita.html

A Perfect 10: INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Jill Shalvis

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION – Jill Shalvis A Perfect 10 Kensington Brava ISBN: 978-0-7582-3125-3 July 2009 Contemporary Romance Sierra Mountains, near Lake Tahoe, California – Present Day Dr. Emma Sinclair was born in Wishful and spent the first years of her life there until her parents separated and she was whisked off to New York City by her mother. Now Emma’s father is recovering from a heart attack and needs her to run his practice until he is better. Not only are things different in Wishful from New York City, but the people haven’t accepted her, especially Stone Wilder, one of the brothers operating Wilder Adventures nearby. Stone thinks Emma is a prissy, cold woman, while she thinks he’s an arrogant, good for nothing louse. Yet, the sexual sparks fly hot between them as they can’t keep their hands off each other. But Emma is not into relationships and plans to leave once her father can return to work. Any thought of dating between Stone and her has to be crazy when the couple is ab

Book Giveaway: RELENTLESS by Lauren Dane

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RELENTLESS by Lauren Dane Available now! Blurb: In this erotic universe, passion knows no rank… Since the first settlers came through the portals from Earth, fifteen Families have held the rule of the Federated Universes in their hands. There’s never been a better time than now to throw out the old and usher in a new order. Give voice to the unranked. Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. A fighter, she’s always been too busy and driven to pay much attention to finding love. But when she’s granted audience with Roman Lyons, the head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, her instant attraction catches Abbie off-guard… It’s common knowledge that the Known Universe revolves around Ravena—and that Ravena revolves around Roman Lyons, bred to lead since birth. Roman dreads his meeting with a defiant—if stunning—rabble-rouser. But, sometimes, headstrong personalities in the conference room make for hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private…. Now, Abbie will sh

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 71, Volume 1, July 9, 2009 CONTEST: (Prizes and winners TBA) July 5 – CHARMED AND DANGEROUS – Toni McGee Causey July 12 – SCARLET – Jordan Summers July 19 – THE MOST WICKED OF SINS July 26 – EVE OF DESTRUCTION – S.J. Day 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 Toda

Winner of HARD AND FAST is.........

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Congrats to Momof1DD. ...she wins a copy of HARD AND FAST!!!!!!!!!! Momof1DD, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

A Perfect 10: RED'S HOT HONKY-TONK BAR by Pamela Morsi

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RED’S HOT HONKY-TONK BAR – Pamela Morsi A Perfect 10 Mira ISBN: 978-0-7783-2729-5 July 2009 Women’s Fiction San Antonio, Texas – Present Day Forty six year old Red Cullens owns Red’s Hot Honky-Tonk Bar, a fun place for patrons to hang out, drink beer, and listen to music. Red enjoys her life, especially now that she is having a fling with Cam, who plays the fiddle. So what if he is fifteen years younger? It is a shock to get a phone call from her daughter, Bridge, serving in the military. Bridge’s ex-mother-in-law had a stroke, and Bridge needs Red to take care of her two children until she can make other arrangements. Red panics. What does she know about caring for children? But there is no one else, so Red picks up nine-year-old Olivia and six-year-old Daniel and squeezes them into her tiny apartment located over the bar. Red hardly recognizes the children -– she is not close to her daughter or grandkids. Although she tries to push Cam aside (now that he knows she is old enough t

Romance Reviews Today presents…RITA Picks Contest!

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On July 18th in Washington, DC, the winners of various RITA categories will be announced by the Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Here is your chance to pick the winners and win a $25 gift card from your choice of Amazon, BN, or Fictionwise. Winner to be announced no later than Monday July 20th. Here are the rules: Find the list of nominees by going to this address: http://rwanational.org/cs/2009RITA_Finalists Follow the format below by copying and pasting into an email, along with your picks for that category and one number. State both title of book and the author. This is because an author might have two books up in the same category. Again, TITLE of which book you are picking and the AUTHOR. After completing, email the entry to: Luv2RdBks@aol.com You are allowed to enter no more than twice. Clearly state your name and return email address. Your entry must be received no later than 6:00 PM Eastern Time on July 18th, 2009. Any received after that will be voided. I will

Video Spotlight: When Danger Follows by Maggi Andersen

You can purchase When Danger Follows by clicking here .

A Perfect 10: MY FORBIDDEN DESIRE by Carolyn Jewel

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MY FORBIDDEN DESIRE - Carolyn Jewel A Perfect 10 Grand Central's Forever ISBN-10: 0446178241 ISBN-13: 978-0446178242 June 2009 Paranormal Romance San Francisco, California – Present Day Alexandrine Marit's life has just been turned upside down. Harsh, the brother she believed to be dead for the past ten years, shows up at her apartment door. He tells Alexandrine that she is in danger and that the only one who can keep her alive is Xia, a man too sexy for his own good. Xia hates witches and would love nothing more than to kill Alexandrine instead of protect her. However, he is the one chosen to keep her safe from their enemies, so that is what he is going to do. This doesn't mean that he has to be nice to Alexandrine or hide the fact that he hates everything she stands for. Alexandrine doesn't believe for one minute that someone wants to kill her and doesn't hesitate to tell Harsh that she can take care of herself. Before night falls, Alexandrine is forced to ea

Book Giveaway: HARD AND FAST by Erin McCarthy

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Gotta love the cover... isn't that chest gorgeous and yummy??? How about winning him.... The book I mean. :) HARD AND FAST by Erin McCarthy Out now! Here's the blurb: An experiment in romance… New to Charlotte, stock car racing country, graduate student Imogen Wilson meets Ty McCordle, a driver who inexplicably has her pulse racing. After an encounter at the track with a woman whose main goal in life is to marry a driver, Imogen realizes she’s hit on the perfect thesis for her Sociology degree. If she follows The Rules on how to get a man, can she steer her way to into the hearts of the drivers and establish their dating—and mating—patterns? That’s testing the limits of passion. Although sexy and reckless Ty is the ideal test subject, she knows she can’t pursue him for the sake of science. Yet he’s the one who’s chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty won’t fail to disappoint, will satisfy all her curiosit

New Reviews Posted at RRTErotic!

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RRTErotic - Issue 32, Volume 1 – July 2009 In this issue, we have 24 new reviews for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) Naughty Nibbles (less than 50 pages) NIBBLES Ellora’s Cave SWEET SATISFACTION – Alexis Canto – Sweet Series – Jennifer – ParanormalLoose Id FIRST TASTE – Lyra Marlowe – Fling Series – Jennifer - Contemporary Single Titles (101 plus pages) - Short Stories (50 to 100 pages) Anthology Reviews FORBIDDEN FANTASIES – Lynn LaFleur – Jennifer – Contemporary Romance MUTUAL DESIRE – Donna Grant – Ariel – Historical Romance Contemporary Reviews A FINE SPECIMEN – Lisa Marie Rice – CeCe ANNA IN THE MIDDLE – Barbara Elsborg – Jennifer FAIR GAME – Jasmine Hayes – Holly FINDING HER RHYTHM – Ciana Stone – Sexplorations, Book 4 – Jennifer – Short MANEATER – Caitlyn Willows – Holly MATING GAME – Janice Maynard – Holly PLEASURES OF THE FORBIDDEN VALLEY – Diana Mercury – Mel RUNNING BARE – Lacey Thorn – Bare Love, Book 5 – Jennifer –Short SUGAR AND SPICE – Mari Car

To our blogger readers in the USA.......

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Happy Birthday United States of America!!!!!

Book winner is.....

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...Tetewa!!!! She wins a copy of CHAINS by Shiloh Walker from Romance Reviews Today! Congratulations!!!! email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mailing address.

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 70, Volume 2, June 30, 2009 CONTEST: Prize Winners for June 2009 6/6/09 – Leslie Figueroa wins SAY GOODBYE by Lisa Gardner 6/13/09 - Penny Wilfort wins THIS DUCHESS OF MINE by Eloisa James 6/20/09 – Sabrina Nguyen wins VINTAGE by Olivia Gates 6/27/09 – Sara Wilson wins LED ASTRAY BY A DUKE by Sara Bennet 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 Cha