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A Perfect 10: Wedding at King's Convenience by Maureen Child

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WEDDING AT KING’S CONVENIENCE – Maureen Child Kings of California , Book 6 A Perfect 10 Silhouette Desire #1978 ISBN: 978-0-373-76978-0 November 2009 Short Series Romance Ireland – Present Day While negotiating with Irish sheep farmer Maura Donohue over rights to use her farm for a movie location, movie mogul Jefferson King sealed the deal by bedding her. He left the next day, their fling just that, never to see each other again. But Jefferson is called to Ireland four months later when problems on the movie set arise. The formerly friendly townspeople are downright hostile to him, with comments about his not doing the “right thing.” Then, he learns to his surprise when he shows up on Maura’s doorstep to confront her, that they are referring to the fact she’s pregnant—with his child. Maura fell for Jefferson the night they made love. After she learned of her pregnancy, she tried to contact him, but could never get past his receptionist. Angry at what she sees as his brus

New Reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 75, Volume 2, November 27, 2009 Contest: News/Information: 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 39 new reviews for your reading pleasure: Contemporary Fiction WHISTLIN’ DIXIE IN A NOR’EASTER – Lisa Patton Contemporary Romance DOING THE RIGHT THING – Barbara Elsborg – Jennifer THE YEAR OF LIVING SHAMELESSLY – Susanna Carr – Patti Historical Romance A CREED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – Linda Lael Miller – The Montana Creeds, Book 4 – Diana ALL HE DESIRES – Anthea Lawson – Kate LADY BLUE – Helen A. Rosburg – Robin MIDNIGHT PLEASURE WITH A SCOUNDREL – Lorraine Heath – Jane SIREN SONG – Roberta Gellis – Royal Dynasty, Book 1 – Robin TAMING THE BEAST – Heather Grotheus – Marilyn TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT – Lisa Kleypas – Hathaways, Book 3 – Deborah TEMPTATION AND SURRENDER – Stephanie Laurens – The Cyns

New Reviews posted at RRTerotic!

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Note from Patti: Sorry this is late, but due to the holiday and other things going on at the blog.... New Reviews at RRTErotic! Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving! A MATE’S RISK – Cara Carnes – Angela – Paranormal BUSINESS AND PLEASURE – Lynn LaFleur – Lavender Lace, Book 1 – Jennifer – Contemporary CALDER – Allyson James – Tales of the Shareem, Book 5 – Lori – Futuristic Romance CATNIP Shelly Munro – Middlemarch series, Book 8 – Jennifer – Paranormal Romance FASCINATED – Bertrice Small, Susan Johnson, Thea Divine , Robin Schone – Anthology – Historical Romance FRANNIE ‘N’ THE PRIVATE DICK – Delilah Devlin – Jennifer – Paranormal Short GYPSY NIGHTS – Mandy M. Roth – Ariel – Paranormal Romance - Short HEAT SEEKER - Lora Leigh – Elite Ops, Book 4 – Courtney – Romantic Suspense HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast, Allyson James – Jennifer – Anthology – Paranormal LOVE AND LOYALTY – Tere Michaels – sequel to FAITH AND FIDELITY – Angela – G

Book Giveaway.....MORE BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES by Julie Leto and Leslie Kelly

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Win a signed copy (by one of the authors, Leslie Kelly ) of MORE BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES by Juile Leto and Leslie Kelly ....  Now available in bookstores near you or online. You can read the review at Romance Reviews Today by clicking here . The two tales are based on children's bedtime stories, with sexiness and imagination mixed in that results in some terrific reading. Want this book? Then tell us about your favorite childhood bedtime story. I'll announce the winner Tuesday night.

The winner of Ring of Fire by Ryshia Kennie is...

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Congrats to CHELSEA B who wins the copy of Ring of Fire by Ryhsia Kennie! Please email me at mailto:pattifischer@yahoo.com .com and I'll forward your email addy to the author. Thank you to Ryshia and to everyone who participated.

Q&A with Ryshia Kennie!!!! (with giveaway)

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1. Tell us about your newest release . Picture 1072 England in a place called Hafne. Everything is dreary and dry. But it is a land that echos with the sighs of all things magical. Long ago a Norman’s hand destroyed Hafne’s peace and laid the way for the Ancients’ curse that has left the land barren and taken the gift of immortality. Now the Normans have returned. Vala is drawn to one man, a Norman, and torn between two worlds human and Ancient. With one chance to break the curse and immortality hanging in the balance, will Vala choose the love of a mortal man over the gift of immortality? 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? There wasn't an actual moment. As a child I was always penning short stories. By the time I entered my teenage years I knew I wanted to be a writer – I just didn’t know how to accomplish that. I do remember when I was twelve that my English teacher praised my opening line where the character dies. Yes, even then I had a fascinat

Falcon's Prey winner is....

...Karen H from NC wins the copy of Falcon's Prey by Penny Jordan!  Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address. :)

Chat with Robin Owens Wed 11/25/09!

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Robin D Owens chats at Romance Reviews Today!!!! Date: Wednesday November 25, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm (eastern time) Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Author Robin D. Owens joins us to discuss her book, HEART CHANGE. Door prize: Two lucky winners will win their Choice of Book (including HEART CHANGE) and one lucky winner will receive a full set of the Summoning books! Moderated by CrazyMo. Learn more about Robin at her website http://www.robinowens.com/

Guest Blogger: Disappearing Act by Laura Griffin

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(UNTRACEABLE is available from Pocket Star, Nov. 24, 2009 and will be in most bookstores) Have you ever wanted to disappear? If your home is filled with visiting relatives this holiday, maybe you can understand this impulse. But I’m not talking about just taking a few hours off, I’m talking about really disappearing--vanishing from your life and starting over somewhere. The heroine of my latest romantic suspense novel, UNTRACEABLE, makes people disappear. Her name is Alex Lovell, and she’s made a niche business for herself helping women whose lives are in danger drop off the radar. When one of her clients goes missing for real, Alex turns to sexy, cynical homicide cop Nathan Devereaux to help uncover the truth. When he finally agrees to launch a murder investigation, their adventure--and their romance--takes a dangerous turn. Writing UNTRACEABLE was fun--almost as fun researching Alex’s unique profession. Who knew helping people get lost would be so difficult? Turns out, it is.

Book Giveaway: Falcon's Prey by Penny Jordan

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FALCON'S PREY - Penny Jordan Part of Harlequin's Famous Firsts This is a reissue, originally published in 1981 Blurb: Englishwoman Felicia Gordon should be floating on air. After all, she's engaged to a man who is kind, charming, considerate…. But he doesn't inspire the least amount of passion in her blood. It isn't until Felicia flies to Kuwait to meet her fiancĂ©'s family that she finds the electricity she's been missing—in her fiancĂ©'s uncle, Sheikh Raschid al Hamid al Sabah! Raschid is hardly the "uncle" she imagined—tall, powerful, unnervingly masculine and shockingly arrogant. But beneath Raschid's contempt lies a passion that burns hotter than the desert sun, a fire Felicia never knew she craved…until now. Question for readers (and a chance to enter to win a copy of this book)... Do you remember the first romance novel you read? What was the title, or if you can't recall, then what was the plot? I'll pick a win

NAUGHTY BITS winner is.....

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Congrats to CHERIE J who wins the copy of NAUGHTY BITS! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail. Stay tuned for another contest on Monday!!!

Spotlight Review: POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT by Shayla Black

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POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT - Shayla Black The Doomsday Brethren , Book 3 Pocket Books ISBN: 978-1-416-57846-8 November 2009 Paranormal Romance Great Britain - Present Day While magickind does not actually have royalty, if it did, Sabelle Rion would be its princess. A powerful witch who is also the granddaughter of Merlin and a member of the Privileged class, Sabelle is also a kind, giving person who draws the admiration of many, including Isdernus (Ice) Rykard. Ice has wanted the sexy witch since the first moment he met her, but he knows that a union between them is impossible. First, because he is Deprived, the lower class of the magical Social Order, and mixing the two classes does not happen. Second, the enmity between Ice and Bram Rion, Sabelle’s brother, would be enough to prevent any relationship, even without the fact that Bram plans a mating for his sister that will strengthen his political position. That doesn’t stop Ice from wanting Sabelle, or sway him from his grow

Book Giveaway: NAUGHTY BITS - a Spice anthology

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Naughty Bits is the first-ever compilation of breath-hitching, leg-crossing, pulse-quickening short erotic fiction from the editors of SPICE Briefs. Penned by some of the genre's best authors, including Megan Hart, Delilah Devlin, Jodi Lynn Copeland, Kimberly Kaye Terry and Sarah McCarty, these fifteen provocative, flirty, haunting—but always arousing—erotic encounters may be brief, but each one is guaranteed to be the naughtiest part of your day! *** Want this book? Then tell me what is going on your Thanksgiving table ie. FOOD. This is open to US and Canadian residents only, so I know you already had yours in Canada, so tell us what was on plate last month? ***Winner will be announced Sunday night***

Winner is............

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The winner of A DUKE OF HER OWN is Cheryl C!!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail. Stay tuned on Thursday for another fabulous giveaway!!!!!!!!!

Spotlight Review: HOT ON HER HEELS by Susan Mallery

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HOT ON HER HEELS – Susan Mallery Lone Star Sisters Series , Book 4 HQN ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77384-8 November 2009 Contemporary Romance Dallas, Texas – Present Day Deputy Dana Birch has finally done what she set out to do, found evidence to bring Garth Duncan in for questioning for messing with her three friends, Lexie, Izzy, and Skye Titan. Dana is determined to get Garth for blowing up the oilrig Izzy was working on and almost leaving her blind, but then the sisters spoil her plan and come up with a different scheme. They are determined to save Garth from himself and love him into their family; after all, he is their half-brother. While all this sibling love is starting to work its magic, Dana makes it her full time job to follow Garth and make sure nothing else happens to her friends. If only he didn’t challenge her at every step and make her want to believe in his innocence. Just because his father, Jed Titan, turned his back on his bastard son when Garth's mother Kat

Book Giveaway: A DUKE OF HER OWN by Eloisa James

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A DUKE OF HER OWN by Eloisa James Out now! Blurb: A Duke of Her Own Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague’s daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She’s engaged to another man, and doesn’t give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is inclined to agree. Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and the imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he’s in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field… But in the bedroom. And the heart. To enter t

The Sunny winner is....

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Congrats to CATHY M who wins a copy of LUCINDA, DANGEROUSLY by Sunny Cathy, please email be at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail. Stay tuned for more contests and more book information!

Book Giveaway: LUCINDA, DANGEROUSLY by Sunny

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Lucinda, Dangerously is out now and available at most bookstores. Check out more information on this book by clicking here for blurb, reviews and excerpts. Question for readers: Wednesday November 11th was Veteran's Day. Did you do something to honor a Vet, or have you done something recently?  (come on, be honest. No one is judging you) Contest is only open to US and Canada readers Post away and a winner will be drawn/announced Sunday night (November 15th)

The Heart of Christmas winner....

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The winner of THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS is..... Estella!!! Congrats and please email me by 11/23/09. Thank you!

Spotlight Review: THE GIFT by Deb Stover

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THE GIFT - Deb Stover Love Spell ISBN: 978-0-505-52606-9 November 2009 Paranormal Romantic Suspense Present Day Brubaker, Tennessee Is it a gift or a curse? Whatever you call it, it allowed empathic Chicago Homicide Detective Elizabeth Dearborn to solve every case she handled. But reliving every victim's violent death drove Beth to drink or go mad. She quit the force, dried out, and went to work for Memphis-based Avery Mutual Insurance as a fraud investigator. On the way to determine if the company must pay out a hefty sum to the husband of a missing wife, or if the woman is alive somewhere, Beth's old car has a flat tire. A tall, hunky rural type, who tops Beth's own nearly six foot height, stops to give her a hand. Town gossip and some slight evidence might suggest that Lorilee Brubaker-Malone ran off to Europe with a lover seven years ago, but her husband Ty is convinced she is dead. Lorilee would never, ever leave her babies. However, no body has ever been f

Chat with Deborah Cooke on Wednesday at RRT!!!!

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Come chat with Deborah Cooke! Date: Wednesday November 11, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Paranormal author Deborah Cooke joins us to discuss her book, WINTER KISS. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of WINTER KISS! Moderated by CrazyMo. Learn more about Deborah Cooke and WINTER KISS by visiting her website at http://www.deborahcooke.com/

Spotlight Review: Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

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BED OF ROSES - Nora Roberts Bride Quartet, Book 2 Berkley Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-425-23007-7 November 2009 Contemporary Romance Greenwich, Connecticut - Present Day With Spring struggling to the surface and the wedding season in full swing, Emmaline Grant couldn’t be happier. Sure, her workdays are longer and Vows, the company that she and her three best friends own, often has back-to-back bookings making free time almost non-existent, but there’s nothing more joyful than weddings. The lack of time for a social life isn’t much of a concern to Emma, as she’s yet to meet a man who hits a ten on her “spark-o-meter” and, having been successful in redirecting her latest date’s attention elsewhere, Emma is content. Then, the strangest thing happens: she has a moment with Jack Cooke. She and Jack have been friends ever since her best friend Parker’s brother introduced them, but she’s never come close to kissing him before. Jack’s dreamed of Emma for a few years now, but fig

A Perfect 10: Skin Game by Ava Gray

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SKIN GAME – Ava Gray A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23153-1 November 2009 Paranormal Romance Multiple States across the Mid West United States - Present Day Kyra Beckwith has screwed over a dangerous man, and she did it on purpose as payback. The man in question is casino owner and small time mobster Gerard Serrano who had Kyra’s father killed. She made him fall in love with her. He even wrote her poetry and was going to ask her to marry him. But Kyra got the last laugh and was able to steal a good chunk of his money right under his nose. Now Serrano is out for her blood and hires Reyes, a hit man, to retrieve his money and get rid of Kyra permanently. Reyes may kill men for a profit, but he’s not comfortable killing a woman like Kyra, especially when he sees her in action hustling a pool game. Kyra is a hustler, a con artist who travels from dinky town to dinky town in her Mercury Marquis looking for the next score. Kyra lives for the action, much like he

Book Giveaway: THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS

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The Heart of Christmas - Mary Balogh, Nicola Cornick and Courtney Milan HQN Out now, at most book stores Blurb: A Handful of Gold A love story from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh Not only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he's the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity Ewing plans on giving Julian her heart—the most precious gift of all. The Season for Suitors An original romance from Nicola Cornick After some close encounters with rakes in which she was nearly compromised, heiress Clara Davenport realizes that she needs some expert advice. And who better for the job than Sebastian Fleet, the most notorious rake in town? But the tutelage doesn't go quite as planned, as both Sebastian and Clara find it difficult to remain objective when it comes to lessons of the heart! This Wicked Gift An original romance from Courtney Milan Lavinia Spencer has been saving her hard-earned penn

The winner of UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL is...

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Congratulations to EMMA! Emma, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 11/18/09 to claim your prize.

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today , Issue 75, Volume 1, November 2, 2009 Contest: Congratulations to Virginia Campbell - the Winner of the October Contest! November Contest To Be Announced. News/Information: Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read / review from electronic ARC’s. Contact mailto:terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com REVIEWS: We have 28 new reviews for your reading pleasure: Anthology A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS – Dawn Halliday, Cindy Miles, Sophie Renwick – Jani - Holiday Romance Contemporary Fiction SCANDAL SHEET – Gemma Halliday – Marilyn SPINNING FORWARD – Terri Dulong – Marilyn Contemporary Romance A GREAT KISSER – Donna Kauffman - Jane BED OF ROSES – Nora Roberts – Bride Quartet, Book 2 – Jennifer HOT ON HER HEELS – Susan Mallery – Lone Star Sisters series, Book 4 – Carolyn IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – Lisa Dale – Patti THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS – Debbie Macomber – Diana –Holiday Fantasy HEROES AT

Spotlight Review: THE MOST WICKED OF SINS by Kathryn Caskie

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THE MOST WICKED OF SINS – Kathryn Caskie Seven Deadly Sins , Book 2 Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-149101-6 September 2009 Historical Romance London, England – 1816 We’ve all heard of the seven deadly sins, but here we have a different kind of seven deadly sins. Here we are referring to the seven children of the Duke of Sinclair. The Duke, at home in Scotland, has sent his seven children into London with just enough monetary support to get by. Their shenanigans have tried his patience, and now he especially wants his daughter, Lady Ivy Sinclair, to get married to a fine, upstanding, moderately wealthy man and become the kind of daughter he can be proud of. To ingratiate herself with Papa, Ivy has finally settled on the oh-so-worthy Lord Tinsdale. At Almack’s one evening, Ivy is waiting for Lord Tinsdale to finally declare himself when he spies the Irish beauty Fiona Feeney and takes her lemonade to the chit. Ivy is dumped, but her mind is going a mile a minute until she comes up w

Book Giveaway: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL by Carla Cassidy October 2009 Romantic Suspense available from Penguin Blurb: Detective Jordan Sampson is struggling to maintain a relationship with her young daughter while enjoying a new romance with an old flame. But Jordan's personal life takes a dangerous turn when her old friends from school are killed off one by one. How do you enter? Tell us what authors you think are seriously underrated? Post your responses and I'll announce a winner Saturday!

A Perfect 10: TWILIGHT OF A QUEEN by Susan Carroll

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TWILIGHT OF A QUEEN – Susan Carroll A Perfect 10 The Dark Queen Series, Book 5 Ballantine ISBN: 978-0-449-22109-9 August 2009 Historical Fiction Fair Isle; Paris, France – 1588 Known as the Dark Queen, Catherine de Medici’s days are dwindling, and no one knows that better than Catherine herself. No longer a young woman in the first bloom of her youth, the Dowager Queen’s powers have diminished as well, but she’ll do anything to bolster them and maintain control over her son, the king of France. If only she can get her hands on the Silver Rose, Megaera, who is said to have memorized the Book of Shadows and all its secrets and spells. Surely, Meg can cast a spell that will revitalize the Queen’s youth and vigor, thereby preserving the power she’s boasted. Although Catherine may not be able to see the soul of a man through his eyes as she was once able, she has a few tricks up her sleeve and can grease enough palms to carry out her dastardly plans. Louis Xavier Cheney become

Linda Howard book winner is....

Congratulations to LAURIE, poster #15 who wins a copy of Mackenzie's Legacy. Please email me by November 15th at pattifischer@yahoo.com    

Upcoming Chat with Susan Meier!!!

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Susan Meier chats at Romance Reviews Today on Wednesday! Date: Wednesday November 4, 2009 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Harlequin Romance author Susan Meier joins us to discuss her book, THE MAGIC OF A FAMILY CHRISTMAS. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive an Amazon gift card to use to buy THE MAGIC OF A FAMILY CHRISTMAS ;) Moderated by Katbos. Learn more about Susan by visiting her website: http://www.susanmeier.com/

Spotlight Video: The Sentinels by Desiree Holt

Spotlight Review: CLAIMING KING'S BABY by Maureen Child

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CLAIMING KING’S BABY – Maureen Child Kings of California , Book 5 Silhouette Desire #1971 ISBN: 978-0-373-76971-1 October 2009 Short Series Romance Southern California – Present Day Married, but not connecting... That is how Maggie King felt as she walked away from Justice King after one, final, sizzling weekend of sex. In the interim, things have changed, just as much as they haven’t. Justice is still a rancher and as stubborn as ever. He misses Maggie, but won’t admit it, because to do so would mean he wants her back. He’s currently recovering from a serious accident and needs therapy and, back into his life, comes Maggie. Only, this time she brings someone else—her infant son, Jonas. This can’t be his son, because he was told by doctors he would be unable to have any children due to an earlier accident. He knows Maggie is trying to pull a sick joke on him. Why can’t Justice see that Jonas looks just like him? That’s the question Maggie has to ponder every time she tell

We have some important winners to announce.....

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First up, the winner of the $25 egiftcard in honor of the blog's anniversary is.... Chris . She was poster #10 (not counting the deleted post). Finally, the winner of MEN ON FIRE is... Chey !!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your information. You must contact me no later than November 12th, 2009. Thanks everyone who entered and stay turned for more contests!