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Book Giveaway: MacKenzie's Legacy by Linda Howard

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Book blurb: Mackenzie's Mountain Mary Elizabeth Potter is a self-appointed spinster with no illusions about love. When she meets Wolf Mackenzie, a man with a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming, she sets out to convince the whole town he's a man worth loving. But Wolf's not sure he's for the taming of Wolf Mackenzie. Mackenzie's Mission Night Wing—the revolutionary test plane with a top secret weapons system—is Colonel Joe "Breed" Mackenzie's number one priority—and weapons expert Caroline Evans his number one distraction. When someone on the inside sabotages Night Wing, Caroline's late hours and expertise come under suspicion, forcing Joe to choose between allegiance to his country…and love for his prime suspect. Want to win a copy? Tell us how you spent Halloween! Winner chosen Tuesday night.

The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens

Book Giveaway: MEN ON FIRE

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Get out the fire extingishers! MEN ON FIRE is up for grabs on the blog. It's the just released scorching Kensington Aphrodisia anthology by Susan Lyons, Rachelle Chase and Jodi Lynn Copeland! Brave, bold, and dangerously sexy, firefighters are every woman's fantasy. Meet three hot heroes who take scorching desire to a whole new level...Executive Jade Rousseau needs to find a fake fiance to parade around her company's social events. When her friends bid on red-hot firefighter Quinn O'Malley at a benefit auction, Jade bids higher. The man has to be hers - and she can't wait to feel the passion...When fashion designer Delta Ballantyne asks firefighter Evan Marshall to model her sexy line of men's underwear, she can't stop the sizzling fantasies running through her mind, beginning with sophisticated foreplay...and ending with the ultimate climax...Ever since Erica Donelson's ex-husband left her, his former best buddy, firefighter Lincoln Gabriel, has b

Chat Wednesday night with Deb Stover!

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Deb Stover joins us to discuss her book, The Gift. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Gift! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. Once screen loads type your name and choose Mo's room from the drop down menu. Hope to see you there! Mo

Q&A with Jeanne St. James!

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Give a warm welcome to erotic romance author, Jeanne St.James! 1. Tell us about your newest release. BANGED UP is my newest release which came out last month. I wrote BANGED UP when a scene popped into my head. It ended up being the beginning scene which is an injured FBI agent coming come to heal and being confronted in his own house by a gun-wielding stranger. The irony of him coming home and being put in harms way in his own “safe haven” was what got the story started. Here’s the blurb for BANGED UP: Two scarred souls: one physically, one mentally. Both on the mend, hiding from their pasts… Mace Walker can’t wait to get home. Being buried deep undercover for the past two years, on the most complex case of his career, has torn him down physically and mentally. Now the FBI agent has come home to recover after having his leg badly injured from a gunshot wound. Arriving home late one night, his relief is short-lived as he’s faced with a stranger pointing a gun to his head

The winner of HOLIDAY HEAT is.....

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Give a big congratulations to Jeannette8042 who wins the copy of HOLIDAY HEAT!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 11/5/09.

New reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 74, Volume 2, October 24, 2009 News/Information: Romance Reviews Today celebrates its 9th Anniversary this month. Check out the contest page and the RRT Announce list for special contests! Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read / review from electronic ARC’s. Contact Terrie Figueroa REVIEWS: We have 44 new reviews for your reading pleasure: Anthology BELONG TO THE NIGHT – Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden, Sherril Quinn – Kate – Paranormal Romance KISSING SANTA CLAUS – Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, HelenKay Dimon – Jane - Contemporary Romance - Holiday SANTA, HONEY - Kate Angell, Sandra Hill, Joy Nash - Patti - Contemporary Romance - Holiday Contemporary Fiction ANGEL LANE – Sheila Roberts – Marilyn BETRAYED – Amy Clipston – Diana HOMER’S ODYSSEY – Gwen Cooper – Diana – A Memoir ONE WEEK IN DECEMBER – Holly Chamberlain – Deborah THE GOOD MAYOR – Andrew Nicoll – Diana Contemporary Roma

Win a copy of HOLIDAY HEAT by Jaci Burton and Lauren Dane!!!!

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Book Giveaway: HOLIDAY HEAT by Jaci Burton and Lauren Dane Out now! Blurb: SWEET CHARITY by Lauren Dane After years pretending a one-night stand never happened, Charity has finally coaxed Gabriel back into her bed. It’s not just good, it’s fanfreakingtastic! Watching her not just endure but enjoy his darker urges is better than Gabriel ever imagined. She deserves candlelight and roses, though, not ropes and candle wax. But Charity knows what she wants, and she’s willing to play rough to get him… UNRAVELED by Jaci Burton Mitch has found the next spot to build one of his famous hotels—the white, sandy beach where he grew up. The only thing standing in his way is Greta. The ramshackle beachfront motel her father left her means everything to Greta, and no amount of money—or hot nights of passion—will entice her to sell. No matter how much Mitch’s touch shreds her defenses. Suddenly Mitch finds himself thinking about settling down with the right woman. Now if only he can convin

The winner of This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James is....

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***PAM P *** Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail. Congratulations!!!!

Reminder: The Anniversary Contest is still going on!

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Check out the post here on how to enter the contest to win a $25 gift certificate! http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-to-rrt-blogs-anniversary.html

Spotlight Review: Dragon Moon by Rebecca York!

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DRAGON MOON - Rebecca York The Moon Series Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23098-5 October 2009 Paranormal Romance Pennsylvania and Otherworld - Present Day Three months ago, Kenna was abducted from her job as a tutor and has spent the time since fearing for her life. An adept (person with magical abilities), Kenna has been preparing children for the adept school, and has had a fairly comfortable life. Then soldiers took her to their master, Vandar, who invaded her mind and uses her, as he does three hundred others, as a slave to his whims. Out of fear, she has performed the jobs assigned to her and done her best to keep from becoming Vandar’s next meal. When he summons her to his office, she’s terrified, but he gives her a new assignment, one that gives Kenna her first glimpse of hope. He is sending her as a spy to another universe to gather information so he can invade. Kenna learns that her chances of escaping are slim, and she’s going to have to do what Vandar command

LUCKY BREAK winner is.........

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The winner of Lucky Break is poster #21 Kathleen O !!!! Please contact me by 10/30/09 or I'll have to pick another winner. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address and I'll get the book out to you. Don't forget to let Carly Phillips know so you can get a signed bookplate! Congratulations!!!!

Book Giveaway: This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James!

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This Duchess of Mine - Eloisa James Out now! Blurb: Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors). Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors. But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah’s cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn’t share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband’s heart at her feet. But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love…with his own wife? This one is a simple one -- tell us who was the first historical author you remember reading. The contest closes at 9:00PM EST Friday, Oct 23rd and I'll announce a winner shortly thereafter. :)

Spotlight Review: THE LONE TEXAN by Jodi Thomas

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THE LONE TEXAN - Jodi Thomas A Whispering Mountain Novel Berkley ISBN: 978-0-425-23062-6 October 2009 Historical Romance Texas - 1859 It’s been four long years since Sage McMurray has seen her native Texas...and a lot has changed in her life. She is now a doctor, and she is also a widow. Her late husband was her mentor at medical school, and their brief marriage was more poignant than loving. Stepping off the ship in Galveston onto Texas soil is emotional and exciting for her, and for her traveling companion, Bonnie, a nurse from Boston, who will be working with Sage in her practice. But almost immediately, Sage is drawn into a situation that demands her medical skills. A woman and her two young sons have been rescued by Rangers and brought to Galveston. One of those involved in the rescue is Drummond Roak, the waif taken in by the McMurrays years before. Drum has been waiting four agonizing years for Sage’s return, and just before he can welcome her, he’s drawn into the

Book Giveaway: LUCKY BREAK by Carly Phillips!

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I bought two copies of Lucky Break by Carly Phillips and am giving one away to ONE lucky winner. Blurb: Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son's fiancee, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his love and his fortune ... Jason Corwin knows he should resist his attraction to Lauren Perkins. After all, it was one of her ancestors that came up with the curse that had haunted every Corwin male since. But after one night of mind-blowing sex with his supposed—and very seductive—enemy, he can’t bring himself to stay away. It's the final book of the Lucky series, with the first two being LUCKY CHARM and LUCKY STREAK. To enter the contest, tell us about whether you read a series in order or not. Post your responses and I'll draw a winner on Wednesday night!

The winner of The Venetian's Midnight Mistress is.....

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Congratulations to ddurance!! She wins a copy. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Totally not book related....

But I had to share this. Very funny!

Speaking of contests.....

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Not only is it the blog's anniversary, but the Romance Reviews Today review site's anniversary. :) Have you checked out the neat contest Terrie has running there: http://romrevtoday.com/Web%20Pages/contest.htm Be sure to enter. And stay tuned, I have some more fun contests coming up in the next few days.

Are you an author?

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Did you know Romance Reviews Today provides author services? Check out what's available by clicking here.

Chat Wednesday night with CARLY PHILLIPS!!!

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Carly Phillips chats at RRT on Wednesday October 14, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time. Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122   or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click RRT Chat. Notes: NYT Bestselling author Carly Phillips joins us to discuss her latest HQN release, and the final book in her Lucky series, Lucky Break. Door prize: Winners will receive signed copies of Book 1 and 2 of this series, Lucky Charm and Lucky Streak! Chat Moderator is CrazyMo. Will Mo ask one of her wicked questions???? To learn more about Carly, visit her website at http://www.carlyphillips.com/

Book Giveaway: The Venetian's Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer

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The Venetian's Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer Harlequin Presents Extra Out this month in the USA Blurb: Niccolo D'Alessandro has never seen eye to eye with spirited redhead Daniella Bell. So he's shocked to discover that the mystery woman he's just made love to after a Venetian-style masked party was Dani! Their night together was the most amazing of Dani's life, but with a failed marriage behind her she never wants to wed again. But Niccolo has other ideas.. When Dani announces she's pregnant with his baby, the uncompromising Italian has only one demand: she will become his wife! This is for our Harlequin Presents readers: Who are your favorite Harlequin Presents authors? Post your responses and I'll pick a winner Sunday night.

Spotlight Review: Long, Lean and Lethal by Lori O'Clare

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LONG, LEAN AND LETHAL - Lori O'Clare St. Martin's Press ISBN: 978-0-312-94343-1 October 2009 Romantic Suspense Lincoln, Nebraska - Present Day A series of murders across multiple states have come to the attention of the FBI and specifically special agent Noah Kayne. Swingers groups, couples who like to switch partners, have become the target of a murderer. Most recently, three individuals have been killed in Nebraska. Noah is dedicated to his job, especially fresh from a break up with his fiancée. Coincidentally, the reason for their split is that she was into the swinging lifestyle and Noah is into monogamy. So, this case is already bringing up bad memories for Noah when he meets his new and deliciously beautiful partner, Detective Rain Huxtable. Rain Huxtable is also dedicated to her job, and she also likes to work alone. She can crack the swingers case by herself and doesn't need the help of some hotshot FBI agent who doesn't know her city. Of course, her

Welcome to the RRT Blog's Anniversary!

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Back in 2006, I started up the RRT Blog as a way to generate promo for Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic. It was never intended to overshadow the review sites, nor to be something controversial. To that extent, this has been successful. Now, three years later, we are still up and running, despite the trend of blogs closing down. In honor of our three year anniversary, I'm giving away a $25 egiftcard to the winner's choice of BN, Amazon or Fictionwise. The contest is open through 10/31/09 and the winner announced shortly thereafter. One entry per person and no anonymous postings. How do you enter? Easy - answer this question: Has your reading tastes changed in the past three years?If so, how? Good luck to all of you who enter. :)

We have winners!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the contests. Without further waiting, here are the winners: The winner of Hot for the Holidays is CherieJ The winner of Kate Pearce's book is CathyM Congrats ladies and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing addresses. Thank you!!!

Guest Blogger: Kate Pearce talks about Heroes and Crackers

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First off, thanks for having me back on the blog, ladies! I’m sure you’re sick of the sight of me, but I always love coming here because you have such great readers :) Today I’m going to talk about heroes, specifically my heroes and why I mentioned crackers. I love all my heroes, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to write about them. For me they all have something that appealed to me and qualities that made me think about them when I was writing other books or just daydreaming. But most of my heroes are also dark complex men with baggage and if I met them in real life, I suspect I’d be right out the door. Let’s be honest, most Romance Heroes are not like Real Men. Real men don’t angst about that much, unless its sports or that the pub has closed and they certainly don’t go on about their feelings all the time. And let’s be even more frank. Most of them aren’t sex-gods either. (My husband wishes me to point out that he is a sex-god and that I’m in no way referencing him in any of this

Spotlight Review: HE'S NOT PRINCE CHARMING by LuAnn McLane

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HE’S NO PRINCE CHARMING - LuAnn McLane Signet Eclipse ISBN-10: 0-451-22829-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22829-1 October 2009 Contemporary Romance Tennessee - The Present Former Pop Princess Dakota Dunn is fed up with the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles. No longer the cute little America’s sweetheart, twenty-five year-old Dakota needs a fresh start. She owns a fishing retreat in Tennessee and plans to go there to have some peace and quiet in order to write music and work on becoming a country singer. Trace Coleman, the new manager of Dakota’s marina, is a former bull-riding champion who was badly injured and is now retired from rodeos. Dakota’s arrival is hardly good news to him; he figures she’s a princess who will make things difficult. But he’s hardly prepared for the gorgeous woman who immediately makes an impression on him. Will she make demands on him, or will she threaten the job he enjoys? Trace quickly puts up a barrier around him that Dakota finds confusing. Sl

Chat with... Cara Carnes!!!!

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Chat with Cara Carnes!!! http://www.caracarnes.com/ Date: Wednesday October 7, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 12 hours, 4 minutes. Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Erotic romance author Cara Carnes joins us to discuss her latest release from Elloras Cave, A Mate's Risk, as well as her release from LooseId, Sex Games. Door prize: Two lucky winners will receive gift certificates of their choice to Fictionwise, Barnes and Noble, etc. Moderated by KatBos.

Book Giveaway....HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS with Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James

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I won't say much about what this other than what a treat this would be for someone as this is a holiday themed book with FOUR bestselling authors! Question for readers: What's your favorite fall/autumn activity? Post your responses and I'll post the winner's name on Sunday!

The Fire King winner is..................

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The winner of The Fire King is Razlover's Book Blog!!! Congrats, and please email me at mailto:pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address.

New Reviews posted at RRTErotic!

The following new reviews have been posted at RRTErotic. Happy Reading! Terrie http://www.rrterotic.com/ PENETRATION – Kaitlyn O’Connor – Lori – Futuristic Romance BENGAL’S HEART – Lora Leigh – A Breed Novel – Sinclair – Paranormal Romance DESIRE UNCHAINED – Larissa Ione – Demonica, Book 2 - Sinclair – Paranormal Romance DEVOUR ME – Lydia Parks – Phillipa – Paranormal Romance INFERNO – Bianca D’Arc – Tales of the Were, Book 2 – Lori – Paranormal Romance MORTAL SEDUCTIONS – Allyson James – Demigods, Book 2 – Lori – Paranormal Romance NAUTI INTENTIONS – Lora Leigh – Nauti Series – Sinclair – Contemporary Romance PLEASURE AND PURPOSE – Megan Hart – Order of Solace, Book 1 – Anthology – Historical SAVING MIDNIGHT – Emma Holly – The Fitz Clare Chronicles, Book 3 – Courtney – Paranormal Romance SIMPLY WICKED – Kate Pearce –Simply series – Patti – Historical Romance TAKE ME – Shelli Stevens – Ariel – Futuristic Romance THE SWEET SPOT – Kimberly Kaye Terry – Holly – R

Video Spotlight: It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale

(Out in November 2009)

Book Giveaway: THE FIRE KING by Marjorie Liu

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THE FIRE KING -- Marjorie Liu Out now! Long ago, shape-shifters were plentiful, soaring through the sky as crows, racing across African veldts as cheetahs, raging furious as dragons atop the Himalayas. Like gods, they reigned supreme. But even gods have laws, and those laws, when broken, destroy. Zoufalství. Epätoivo. Asa. Three words in three very different languages, and yet Soria understands. Like all members of Dirk & Steele, she has a gift, and hers is communication. When she is chosen to learn the dead language of a shape-shifter resurrected after thousands of years of icy sleep, she discovers a warrior consumed with fury. Strong as a lion, quick as a serpent—Karr is his name, and in his day he was king. But he is a son of strife, a creature of tragedy. As fire consumed all he loved, so death was to be his atonement. Now, against his will, he has awoken. Zoufalství. Epätoivo. Asa. In English, the word is despair. But Soria knows the words for love. Read an

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Romance Reviews Today Issue 74, Volume 1, October 1, 2009 9th Anniversary Issue News/Information: Romance Reviews Today celebrates its 9th Anniversary this month. Watch the contest page and the RRT Announce list for special contests! Congratulations to the September Contest Winners : Tami Cullen, Ellie Herman, Beth Reimer and Maureen Emmons Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read / review from electronic ARC’s. Contact Terrie Figueroa REVIEWS: We have 20 new reviews for your reading pleasure: Contemporary Fiction CHILDREN OF THE WATERS – Carleen Brice – Anthonette – Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance HEALING LUKE – Beth Cornelison – Kate – Contemporary Romance HE’S NO PRINCE CHARMING – LuAnn McLane – Jani – Contemporary Romance HIS SECRET AGENDA – Beth Andrews – Marilyn – HSR #1591 – Contemporary Romance Fantasy DREAMFEVER – Karen Marie Moning – Fever Series, Book 4 – Robin – Fantasy WOLFBREED – S.A. S

So Into You book winner....

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Wow, you guys are so patient considering I totally spaced out picking and posting a winner on Wednesday night. :D Luckily, I have now remembered and the winner has been picked by custom random number..... Congrats to Rachie G -- she wins a copy of SO INTO YOU by Sandra Hill. Way to go, Rachie G! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com no later than October 12, 2009 to claim your prize!