Saturday, October 31, 2009

Book Giveaway: MacKenzie's Legacy by Linda Howard

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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Book Giveaway: MEN ON FIRE

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 been there for her. But before long, their warm friendship heats up to a burning lust that won't be denied...

I'll be easy for this contest. Just tell me how much you want to win this and your name will be put in the hat. Winner announced Sunday night!!

Chat Wednesday night with Deb Stover!

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? 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!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Q&A with Jeanne St. James!

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, acting like he is the one who doesn’t belong there!

Colby Parks, a biochemist at the local university, had come to town a year earlier to escape an abusive relationship. She vows never to put herself in that situation again.

Then the perfect opportunity comes along: house-sitting for Mace’s sister while making the house she purchased habitable. But she couldn’t anticipate this big snag: the one wearing the tight Levi’s and worn leather jacket, looking like he had just escaped prison.

Being forced to share a house creates sparks between them in more ways than one. However, things take a turn when their pasts catch up to them, threatening to pull them apart forever.



2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Well, I started writing when I was 13 (many, many moons ago). So I guess I have to say then.

3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?

Oh, it depends on the book. But I have a thing about men in uniform whether it is law enforcement or a football player.

4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I write in the evenings and at night. I can not write in the morning. I’m not a morning person and my creativity is at its highest later in the day.

5. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That I can come up with some very kinky ideas. :)

6. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

I would say there were two authors that influenced me the most: Laura Kinsale and Katherine Sutcliffe. I loved their books and their injured heroes.

7. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve never asked them. I know my husband is proud but doesn’t read my stuff. He’s just not a reader. We don’t have any children.

8. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

I am currently doing edits on Double Dare and Rip Cord. Rip Cord is my first male/male novella. It will be released 11/30 at Phaze as part of their Rebel-themed Heatsheets. Double Dare is my first interracial ménage a trois (male/male/female) which is going to be released in January with Loose Id. You can read more about them, including excerpts on my website. I am also working on two more stories for two different publishers. One is holiday themed and the other is fairy-tale themed.

You can find me on the Internet at:

My website:

My blog:




My forum at Coffee Time Romance:

The winner of HOLIDAY HEAT is.....

Give a big congratulations to Jeannette8042 who wins the copy of HOLIDAY HEAT!!!

Please email me at by 11/5/09.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

Romance Reviews Today,
Issue 74, Volume 2, October 24, 2009

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

We have 44 new reviews for your reading pleasure:

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 Romance
ACCORDING TO JANE - Marilyn Brant - Robin
HER BEST BET – Pamela Ford – Deborah – HSR#1593
KISS AND TELL - Loretta Brant - Patti
LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS – Susan Wiggs – The Lakeshore Chronicles - Jane

Historical Fiction
RASHI’S DAUGHTER ; Book III, Rachel – Maggie Anton – Jani
THE QUEEN’S MISTAKE – Diane Haeger – In the Court of Henry VIII – Jani
TWILIGHT OF A QUEEN – Susan Carroll – The Dark Queen Series, Book 5 - A Perfect 10 – Amy

Historical Romance
BLACK HORSE – Veronica Blake – Marilyn
NEVER MARRY A STRANGER – Gayle Callen – Anthonette
ROMANCING THE PIRATE – Michelle Beattie – Anthonette
SURRENDER OF A SIREN – Tessa Dare - Unnamed Trilogy, Book 2 – Diana
TAKEN BY THE LAIRD – Margo Maguire – Jane
THE EARL CLAIMS HIS WIFE - Cathy Maxwell - Anthonette
THE LAIRD WHO LOVED ME – Karen Hawkins – Anthonette
THE MOST WICKED OF SINS – Kathryn Caskie – Seven Deadly Sins, Book 2 – Carolyn
THE PRINCE OF FROGS - Annaliese Evans - Anthonette - Paranormal
TO TEMPT A KNIGHT – Gerri Russell – Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, Book 1 – Carolyn
TO WED A WICKED EARL – Olivia Parker – Robin
WICKED ALL DAY – Liz Carlyle – Jane

Inspriational Fiction
THE CHRISTMAS SECRET - Donna VanLiere - The Christmas Hope series, Book 5 - Robin - Holiday

Paranormal Fiction
DEMON EX MACHINA – Julie Kenner – Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, Book 5 – Jennifer

Paranormal Romance
MISCHIEF IN MUDBUG – Jana DeLeon – A Ghost-in-Law Mystery – Jennifer
TO CRAVE A BLOOD MOON – Sharie Kohler – Moon Chasers, Book 3 – Lori

LOST IN ALMACK’S - Lesley Anne McLeod – Jane – Short Regency

Romantic Suspense/Mystery
GONE – Karen Fenech – Deborah
RECLAIM MY LIFE – Cheryl Norman – Robin
RIPTIDE – Margaret Carroll – Marilyn
SHOW NO FEAR – Marliss Melton – Robin
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL - Carla Cassidy - Carolyn

Series Romance
BEDDING THE SECRET HEIRESS – Emile Rose – The Hightower Affairs, Book 2 – Jennifer – SD #1973
CHRISTMAS WITH THE PRINCE - Michelle Celmer - Royal Seductions, Book 6 - SD #1979
CLAIMING KING’S BABY – Maureen Child – Kings of California, Book 5 – Patti – SD #1971
HIS VIENNA CHRISTMAS BRIDE – Jan Colley – Diana – SD #1974 – Series Romance
MILLIONAIRE IN COMMAND – Catherine Mann – Man of the Month Series – The Landis Brothers, Book 3 – Patti – SD #1969
THE BILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED HEIR – Kathie Denosky – The Illegitimate Heirs – Deborah – SD #1972
THE OILMAN’S BABY BARGAIN – Michelle Celmer – Texas Cattleman’s Club , Book 4 – Patti – SD #1970

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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

Book Giveaway: HOLIDAY HEAT by Jaci Burton and Lauren Dane
Out now!


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 convince her he wants more than her body—and her hotel…

Do you like to read holiday stories? Answer and your name will be put into the drawing. Winner announced...Monday night, Oct 26th. Cutoff time is 10:00PM EST.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Reminder: The Anniversary Contest is still going on!

Check out the post here on how to enter the contest to win a $25 gift certificate!

Spotlight Review: Dragon Moon by Rebecca York!

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 commands, both thanks to the compulsion the powerful monster has implanted in her psyche.

After finding a buried box containing a million dollars, Talon Marshall knows that trouble will be finding him, but he hadn’t anticipated trouble being so beautiful. There’s something about Kenna that has Talon on edge. He senses that she may be important to him, and for a werewolf trying to avoid finding his lifemate, he’s not very comfortable. At the same time, he can’t completely trust a woman so confused by modern conveniences and ill at ease with the thought of the authorities. Exactly what is Kenna hiding from him, and does it have anything to do with the money Talon found?

The Marshall pack is back in DRAGON MOON, once again facing a threat from a parallel universe. Talon is aware of the fact that the mated Marshall men have come together in a way that’s been almost impossible since their family curse set in, but he hasn’t connected with the others yet. The oddities in Kenna’s behavior have Talon calling on Ross Marshall, a private investigator, but Talon couldn’t have predicted the strange things coming his way. Kenna had enjoyed a nice life prior to her abduction, but during her time as a slave, she has been pretty much on her own. The lying she is forced to do to Talon is tearing Kenna apart -–- literally -–- and the more time she spends with him, the more she regrets those lies, because the secrets and mistrust will make a lasting relationship impossible. Their romance starts off on pretty rocky footing, and the outside obstacles are only going to make things more difficult.

The family dynamics and history, along with the parallel universe, are better understood if you’ve read the series in order. However, while the Otherworld is the same universe that the other stories were set in, the place where Vandar resides is not the city previously mentioned. For an engaging story that gives readers a chance to revisit the old characters, as well as introducing a few new ones, check out DRAGON MOON.

Jennifer Bishop

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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

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 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!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Book Giveaway: This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James!

This Duchess of Mine - Eloisa James
Out now!

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. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Spotlight Review: THE LONE TEXAN by Jodi Thomas

THE LONE TEXAN - Jodi Thomas
A Whispering Mountain Novel
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 rescue of the small family. Sadly, the woman dies, but before she does, she begs Drum to keep her sons safe. The men who killed her husband want her sons dead too. Drum promises and then hopes that he and Sage can come to terms with their relationship. Sage is adamant that they have no relationship, and she wants nothing to do with a man who lives by the gun. But when Sage is kidnapped and taken to a dangerous, secret location, Drum sets off to rescue her.

The hidden valley where Sage is taken is run by a man known as the Count. He’s been shot and needs a doctor. But once Sage helps him, he wants her for his own. When she rebuffs him, he angrily puts her up for auction in his saloon. Who is the tall, dark stranger who bids two hundred dollars and wins her? And how will they escape the heavily guarded sanctuary?

The Whispering Mountain series concludes with THE LONE TEXAN. The McMurray’s beloved ranch is now filled with the families and offspring of Teagan, Tobin, and Travis McMurray, and they anxiously await the return of little sister Sage. They’re not so excited about Drum’s involvement with her, though. This tale is one big adventure, with lots of sweet, poignant moments. Secondary characters are many, but Bonnie’s story is especially satisfying ---- the plain old maid who finds love in a very amazing way. The mystery of the two boys becomes a strong background tale to the difficulties that Sage and Drum must overcome.

I’m going to miss the McMurrays! THE LONE TEXAN is a terrific ending to this excellent series. Once again, Jodi Thomas has penned a wonderful page-turner.

Jani Brooks

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Book Giveaway: LUCKY BREAK by Carly Phillips!

I bought two copies of Lucky Break by Carly Phillips and am giving one away to ONE lucky winner.


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.....

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

Totally not book related....

But I had to share this. Very funny!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Speaking of contests.....

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:

Be sure to enter.

And stay tuned, I have some more fun contests coming up in the next few days.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chat Wednesday night with CARLY PHILLIPS!!!

Carly Phillips chats at RRT on Wednesday October 14, 2009
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time.
Location:  or go to 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

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

The Venetian's Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer
Harlequin Presents Extra

Out this month in the USA


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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Spotlight Review: Long, Lean and Lethal by 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 instant enthrallment with Noah doesn't help her focus her energies on the case as much as she'd like, and when they pose as husband and wife to go undercover in one of the groups, well, just how real will this 'marriage' get?

An intense attraction between two wary cops lies at the heart of the suspenseful, LONG, LEAN AND LETHAL. Rain and Noah are both used to working alone and don't believe they need help solving the case. But the temptation of their interest in each other soon overshadows the need to be top dog on the team. Setting up house together allows Rain and Noah to learn more about their new neighbors and each other. Both carry baggage from previous relationships, and the story starts slowly as they feel each other out. But as they mesh both their investigative and personal styles, the explosive attraction soon bursts into flame.

Lori O'Clare has penned an entertaining tale of love and murder. The search for a killer amongst the interesting cast of secondary characters serves as a compelling backdrop to the evolving romance between Rain and Noah. Pick up your copy of LONG, LEAN AND LETHAL and take a little swing on the dark side.

Kathy Samuels

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Welcome to the RRT Blog's Anniversary!

PhotobucketBack 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!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contests. Photobucket

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 with your mailing addresses.

Thank you!!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Guest Blogger: Kate Pearce talks about Heroes and Crackers

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 blog.).

I love Roark from J D Robb’s “In Death’ series, but again, I couldn’t live with him-all that cryptic conversation would wind me into knots. I love Jamie Frasier from the Outlander series but he is almost too good to be true, and I adore many of Linda Howard’s heroes but they tend to be the sexy dark angry ones for some reason.

My Regency Rakes in the ‘Simply…’ series’ Great at inventive kinky sex but basically unlivable with-(well with the exception of the one I’m writing now for the sixth book, Gabriel, who just might be okay...) Lord Anthony Sokorvsky from my current book “Simply Wicked’ would drive me nuts, he’s just too much man. All that sex, all the time? When would I get my romance reading done? And sorting out all their problems? I think not. I have a hard enough time dealing with my own stuff and my 4 kids.

Now, my contemporary cowboy heroes from the Turner brother series? Much more livable with-except Jay from “Roping the Wind” who is far too argumentative. Writing his book exhausted me, so living with him would be ten times worse. I think if I had to pick one hero, I’d probably be okay to share a bed full of cracker crumbs with, it would be Grayson from “Where have all the Cowboys Gone?” And coincidentally, he is the hero who is most like my husband. :)

My point is that I’d still rather share my bed and eat my crackers with a real man rather than a real Alpha Romance Hero. So tell me-who is your favorite romance hero (or heroes) and share whether you’d be happy to live with them in real life.

Thank you, Kate, and we are always glad to see you here. :)
You can learn more about Kate and her books by visiting her website at

Everyone, Kate is giving away a copy of Simply Wicked, her latest Kensington Aphrodisia! Who are your favorite romance hero (or heroes)  as per Kate's question. 

Spotlight Review: HE'S NOT PRINCE CHARMING by 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.

Slightly klutzy, Dakota sets out to get her life in order. If only the mice and spiders would go away! They have caused a few uncharacteristic moments for her involving Trace. Dakota soon makes friends with the marina’s cook, Sierra, who wants to be more sophisticated, while Dakota is trying to be less big city girl. They decide to help each other accomplish their goals. If only Dakota can get Trace to stop treating her like a princess!

HE’S NO PRINCE CHARMING is a quirky chick-lit tale that is filled with laughs. Each of the characters has a past he or she is trying to leave behind, and a future goal to strive for. Romance sizzles amid the piney lakeside resort. There are lots of slapstick events early on, and plenty of fun, too.

Jani Brooks

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Chat with... Cara Carnes!!!!

Chat with Cara Carnes!!!

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.


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.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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

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..................

The winner of The Fire King is Razlover's Book Blog!!!

Congrats, and please email me with your mailing address.

Monday, October 05, 2009

New Reviews posted at RRTErotic!

The following new reviews have been posted at RRTErotic.

Happy Reading!


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 – Romantic Suspense
UP TO NO GOOD – Karen R. Smith – Allegra – Contemporary Romance

WICKED HARVEST – Anitra Lynn McLeod – Jennifer – Science Fiction Romance

Video Spotlight: It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale

(Out in November 2009)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Book Giveaway: THE FIRE KING by Marjorie Liu

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 excerpt here.

Question for readers. How many books a week do you read approxmately?  Post your answer and be entered to win this book! Winner will be chosen Tuesday night.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

Romance Reviews Today
Issue 74, Volume 1, October 1, 2009
9th Anniversary Issue

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

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

DREAMFEVER – Karen Marie Moning – Fever Series, Book 4 – Robin – Fantasy
WOLFBREED – S.A. Swann – Wolfbreed, Book 1 – Lori – Fantasy w/ romantic elements

Fantasy Romance
HUNTING GROUND – Patricia Briggs – Alpha and Omega, Book 2 – Lori – Fantasy Romance

Historical Romance
HER CINDERELLA SEASON – Deb Marlowe – Jani – HH #965 – Historical Romance
THE LEGACY – Diane Amos – Marilyn – Historical Romance
THE LONE TEXAN – Jodi Thomas – A Whispering Mountain Novel – Jani – Historical Romance

Paranormal Fiction
FROSTBITTEN – Kelley Armstrong – Women of the Otherworld, Book 7 – Kathy – Paranormal Fiction

Paranormal Romance
DARK HUNTER – Rita Herron – The Demonborn, Book 2 – Lori – Paranormal Romance
DRAGON MOON – Rebecca York – The Moon series – Jennifer – Paranormal Romance
SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW – Shayla Black – The Doomsday Brethren, Book 2 – Jennifer – Paranormal Romance
THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER – Leanna Renee Hieber – Jani – Paranormal Romance

Romantic Suspense
BLACK AT HEART – Leslie Parrish – Black CATs, Book 3 – Lori – Romantic Suspense
LONG, LEAN AND LETHAL – Lorie O’Clare – Kathy – Romantic Suspense
LOVE YOU TO DEATH – Shannon K. Butcher – Marilyn – Romantic Suspense
WAKING EVIL – Kylie Brant – The Mindhunters – Deborah – Romantic Suspense

THE WHITE GARDEN – Stephanie Barron – A Novel of Virginia Woolf – Jani – Historical Suspense

Friday, October 02, 2009

So Into You book winner....

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 no later than October 12, 2009 to claim your prize!