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Chat with RRT for New Year's Eve!!!

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Don't forget we are chatting New Year's Eve begining at 10:00PM Eastern Time. Click here for more info. The tentative list of book prizes are as follows: Paradise Awakening – Jaci Burton The Venetian’s Midnight Mistress – Carole Mortimer The Maverick -- Diana Palmer Facets – Barbara Delinsky Sultry Storm -- Celeste Norfleet About Monday – Sydney Laine Alllan A Red Hot Valentine’s Day – Lacy Danes, Megan Hart, Jackie Kessler, Jess Michaels Slave – Cheryl Brooks Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Jennifer Greene, Merline Lovelace, and Cindi Myers Twelve Nights – Hope Tarr Last of the Ravens – Linda Winstead Jones The Rake’s Wicked Proposal – Carole Mortimer Pregnant by the Warrior – Denise Lynn The Bishop’s Daughter – Tiffany Warren The Love of her Death – Luna Carrol The Desert Lord’s Bride – Olivia Gates Notorious -- Vicki Lewis Thompson His Very Special Nurse – Margaret McDonagh Caitlin’s Guardian Angel – Marie Ferrarella CafĂ© Au Lait – Li

Spotlight Review: IF LOOKS COULD CHILL by Nina Bruhns

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IF LOOKS COULD CHILL – Nina Bruhns Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-424-23152-4 December 2009 Romantic Suspense St. Martin’s Parish, Louisiana – Present Day Marc Lafayette works for Storm, part of a special ops team. Marc, Darcy, and Quinn worked undercover in Turkey to find the plans for a new bio-weapon, but failed in their attempt. Now, in Louisiana, they see evidence of the virus having been tested on animals. When State Trooper Tara Reeves sees the dead animals, Marc is told to neutralize her----he is not happy about baby sitting a police officer. Tara hires Marc to take her into the swamp. She wants to see first hand what is going on. The attraction between them sizzles. A team of six from Storm has assembled in Louisiana hoping to find and destroy the terrorist cell operating in the bayou. Marc, Darcy, and Quinn are part of that team. Darcy and Quinn have had an on-again/off-again hot romance since meeting in Turkey. Gina Capozzi, a scientist, is being held and forced

Chat with Robin D Owens on Wednesday night!!!

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Robin D Owens chat Date: Wednesday December 30, 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: SFR author Robin D Owens joins us to discuss her book, Heart Change. Door prize: two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of Heart Change! And one lucky winner will be the first to read a signed ARC of Heart Journey! Moderated by KatBos.

A Storm of Passion winner is....

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The winner of A STORM OF PASSION by Terri Brisbin is.....BETHIE!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com no later than January 8th with your snail mail address.

Book Giveaway: WHAT SHE NEEDS by Lacey Alexander

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What She Needs by Lacey Alexander Out now! Blurb: Welcome to the Hotel Erotique, where sex is the main amenity. Mild-mannered Jenna Banks has never considered sex a recreational sport, preferring instead to share herself one-on-one with a man she respects and loves. Then a friend secretly enters her in a contest—and to Jenna’s dismay she wins. It’s a two-week stay at the notorious Hotel Erotique, where every sexual fantasy comes true—in room after room, with stranger after stranger. Even more unnerving for Jenna is Brent Powers, her wildly sensual personal guide, who can’t wait to put his degree in sexual psychology to work—by tapping into Jenna’s unspoken fantasies, and by allowing her to surrender her inhibitions and discover her true sense of freedom. But with the slow and steady seduction of Jenna come feelings that neither of them expected. And now where the final fantasy takes them depends on how far Jenna and Brent are really willing to go. Want this? To enter, tel

Spotlight Review: SOLD TO A LAIRD by Karen Ranney

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SOLD TO A LAIRD - Karen Ranney Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-177175-0 December 2009 Historical Romance England and Scotland - 1860 Douglas Eston has arrived at the home of the Duke of Herridge to, hopefully, leave with an investment towards his invention. During the negotiations, the door bursts open and a vision of loveliness in the form of the duke’s daughter, Sarah, appears. She ignores Douglas, and with trembling hands and lips, demands that her father allow her mother to remain at their home instead of going to Scotland. The Duke ignores his daughter as he returns to Douglas’s query. When Douglas leaves, it is not only with the investment he came for, but with a wife! Lady Sarah Baines is desperate to keep her comatose mother at home. Estranged from her husband, the duchess has wasted away, and Sarah knows that to move her would hasten her death. At odds with her father since birth, Sarah has always been terrified of the man, but the love for her mother is stronger, and her desper

New Year's Eve party chat on Thursday night!

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Come join CrazyMo and Patti as we celebrate the New Year with a chat in the Romance Reviews Today Chat room. We'll be chatting December 31st starting at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (7:00 PM Pacific Time) and will last until no one is left in the chat room! Books will be given away to chatters and a whole bunch of fun is bound to happen. How to get there: Either click this link Or go to www.romrevtoday.com and click RRT Chat (see left side of site) and head into the RRT Chat room Be there or be square!!!!!!

Merry Christmas from Romance Reviews Today!!

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From the staff and supporters of Romance Reviews Today, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!!!!!

Book Giveaway: A STORM OF PASSION by Terri Brisbin

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A STORM OF PASSION by Terri Brisbin Kensington Brava Out now! Blurb: In the first of a breathtaking trilogy set against the stark beauty of medieval Scotland, one man discovers a surprising past, a remarkable gift—and a terrible destiny… Once, Connor believed that his ability to see the future would grant him everything. Instead, it landed him in a prison of his own making. Summoned by the Lord of the Isles to serve as his counselor, Connor gains wealth and prestige, but with every vision, his own sight dims. Even so, Connor doesn’t grasp the terrible consequences of his gift until he’s wounded by a young woman who blames him for her family’s massacre. Moira curses herself for failing to kill the Seer—especially when she learns her punishment is to be given to him as a slave. Far from the proud, arrogant tyrant she imagined, Connor is a tortured man with a dark sensuality that tempts her night after night. But freeing him from a strange power that is spiraling out of contro

Winners!!!

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The winner of THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT is "Morning Glow from Novel Addiction." The winner of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is "Cherie J." Congrats!!!!!     Please email me by 1/5/10 at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy.

A Perfect 10: HUNTER'S NEED by Shiloh Walker

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HUNTER’S NEED - Shiloh Walker A Perfect 10 The Hunters, Book 11 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23150-0 December 2009 Paranormal Romance Anchorage, Alaska - Present Day In the four years since Analise Morell used her psychic gift to lure Duke into the clutches of a feral vamp, thereby making it possible for the Hunters to rescue not only Duke, but also Ana and her brother Brad, she has learned a lot. Her time at Excelsior taught her to control her gift, that she’s not strong enough to be a Hunter, and finally, while they may have allowed her to live at the exclusive school, nobody really wanted her there. She still wants Duke, but after the way she betrayed him, Ana is lucky to be alive----hoping for anything more would be ridiculous. Knowing it was time to move on, Ana struck out on her own. Now, a year later, Ana’s built a comfortable life for herself in Alaska, far from the paranormal and gifted beings. An encounter with a homeless man changes things for Ana. Initial

Open Chat Wednesday night at Romance Reviews Today

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Due to the holiday, there won't be an author chatting Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern Time in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. However, I'm sure there will be someone chatting in there, so if you don't have anything else to do, then stop in and see what 's going on!!!
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The Night Before Christmas with authors Brenda Novak, Day Leclaire and Molly O'Keefe Out now! When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, two political enemies discover that survival means more than just living—it also means loving. A gripping story by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak. *** Wrapped in a bow and left on a doorstep, an innocent baby proves a true gift for three couples who have let hurt feelings get in the way of healing hearts. A tender tale of family and forgiveness by USA TODAY bestselling author Day Leclaire. *** Reluctantly returned home after a disastrous breakup, a young woman is thrown together with the man she once pushed away—but never forgot. A touching story of secrets revealed and love reclaimed, by beloved Harlequin author Molly O'Keefe. Simple question and you'll be put into a drawing for this book: Are you going to have a white Christmas? I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night!!!

Spotlight Review: HOLIDAY BRIDES - Jewel Amethyst, Farrah Rochon and Stefanie Worth

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HOLIDAY BRIDES – Jewel Amethyst, Farrah Rochon, Stefanie Worth Leisure Books ISBN-10: 0-8439-6319-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-8439-6319-9 October 2009 Contemporary Romance Anthology Christmas time is a magical time of the year. When you combine the joys of the season with made-for-each other romance, the end result is a fabulous blend. From SKB With Love – Jewel Amethyst St. Kitts - the Present For the past ten years, Venetta David has spent Christmas alone and miserable. The death of a loved one has left an unfillable void that Venetta feels deeply around Christmas. But this year, things will be different because a group of friends convince Venetta to spend the holiday with them in St. Kitts. This change of place also brings a change of pace for Venetta, and she finds a new love quite unexpectedly. From SKB With Love is a touching love story that proves that it is possible to have a second chance at love. No Ordinary Gift – Farrah Rochon New Orleans, Louisiana – the Present Is

Book Giveaway: The Christmas Present by Tracy Wolff

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The Christmas Present by Tracy Wolff Harlequin SuperRomance Out Now! Blurb: Rafael Cardoza needs a lawyer. A good one well versed in criminal law is the only hope to save the wrongfully accused kid from Rafael’s community center. So how does he end up with uptown divorce attorney Vivian Wentworth? The chances of her successfully defending this case are slim to none. If Rafael were smart, he’d show Vivian the door. Too bad his attraction to her is clouding his judgment. And when he can finally see past his libido, he realizes that there’s more to Vivian than her family name and her designer clothes. In fact, she’s working so hard to clear the kid’s name, they just might win. It’s the best Christmas gift Rafael could receive…or would that be Vivian agreeing to stay with him? I'll announce a winner on WEDNESDAY night. To enter, just answer this question: What was the best present you ever received? Good luck and I can't wait to hear your stories!!! (Yes, I read yo

Santa, Baby winner is.....

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Momof1DD wins the copy of SANTA, BABY by Lisa Renee Jones!! Congrats! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy by 12/31/09.

Book Winners..........

First off,, I want to apologize for forgetting to draw a winner for the Shelly Laurenston book on Wednesday. I totally spaced it out. Holiday forgetfulness. LOL Anyway, the winner for the book has been drawn and it is...... LAURIE! Finally, a big thank you to Helen Brenna for being our guest yesterday. I know she had fun and in honor of that, she has decided to give away a book to TWO winners. How about that? Here are the winners: TETEWA and EMMANUELLE Congrats, ladies and please email me at fisc40pa@aol.com with your snail mail addresses.

Q&A with HELEN BRENNA and a book giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Then Comes Baby, my December Superromance, is the 3rd in a so far 4 book series set on Mirabelle Island. (Three more books are possible for 2011.) This book takes us away from the quaint idyllic village to the secluded, rustic northwest end of the island where Jamis, a horror novelist, has attempted to isolate himself from the world. His peace is shattered when Natalie moves in next door and starts a summer camp for kids. 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always been a voracious reader, especially of romances, but never, ever imagined trying to write one. My undergraduate degree is in accounting, for heaven’s sake! But when I started staying home with my, then, two year old daughter, I decided to give it a try. What a roller coaster of a journey this has been! 3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories? My information and ideas come from all over the place. Travels, newspapers, movies, m

Christmas Book Giveaway: SANTA, BABY by Lisa Renee Jones

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Santa, Baby by Lisa Renee Jones is a December 2009 Harlequin Blaze Blurb: When bookstore owner Caron Avery dresses up as Marilyn Monroe for a charity ball, she decides that for once in her life she’ll let her inhibitions go. Before she knows it Caron is living a night of fantasy with sexy millionaire Baxter Remington in hot pursuit. And what a night it is. Sizzling, red-hot and sensual, Baxter can’t believe he’s fallen under the adorable blonde’s…er…brunette’s spell. But with the scandal going on in his life, he knows he should let her go before she gets caught up in it, too. Then again—maybe one more night (or eight!) of mind-blowing passion will help them both forget! Question for readers: Are you ready for Christmas? Post away and I'll annnounce a winner on Sunday night. :)

Chat Wednesday night with Holli Winters at RRT!!!

Whispers Publishing author Holli Winters joins us to discuss her latest release, French Kiss. Door prize: one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift card to Amazon, BN or Fictionwise! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Hope to see you there! Learn more about Holli by visiting her website at http://www.holliwinters.com/ Mo

Spotlight Review: MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL by Lorraine Heath

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MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL - Lorraine Heath Avon Books ISBN: 978-0-06-173400-7 November 2009 Historical Romance London, 1852 Miss Eleanor Watkins, daughter of an obscure viscount, has come to London for one reason...vengeance. She's willing to die if necessary, so long as the man who drove her sister to suicide dies first. James Swindler has made a name for himself working for justice as Scotland Yard's most successful detective, a far cry from the orphaned thief he once was after he watched his father hang. His current assignment doesn't sit well with him; it's not one of the usual crimes he's good at solving. The Marquess of Rockberry reported a young woman wants to kill him. Swindler's assignment is to follow the woman and ascertain her intent. As Eleanor trails Rockberry through a pleasure park at night, she has the uncanny feeling she is being followed instead. Swindler wonders at the young woman putting herself in such danger and ha

New reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Romance Reviews Today, Volume 1, Issue 1 – December 13, 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 28 new reviews for your reading pleasure: Anthologies DOUBLE THE HEAT – Lori Foster, Deirdre Martin, Elizabeth Bevarly, Christie Ridgway – Patti – Contemporary Romance HOLIDAY BRIDES – Jewel Amethyst, Farrah Rochon, Stefanie Worth – Antoinette – Contemporary Romance THE LOST – J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan – Marilyn – Anthology – Paranormal Romance Contemporary Fiction LOVE IN TRANSLATION – Wendy Nelson Tokunaga – Jane – Contemporary Fictoin SANDCASTLES – Nancy Gotter Gates – Deborah – Inspirational Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance BURN FOR ME – Dee Tenorio – Rancho del Cielo, Book 3 – Jennifer FOR HIS EYES ONLY – Avery Beck – Jennifer – contemporary Romanc

Book Giveaway: THE MANE SQUEEZE by Shelly Laurenston!

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THE MANE SQUEEZE -- Shelly Laurenston Out now! Available at most bookstores Blurb: Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and...uh...well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan 'Lock' MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever. At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming and running away. Gwen - half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass - does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's born protector. Watching out for the family and friends closest to her but missing the

The Heather Graham winner is......

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The winner of Home in Time for Christmas is..... CHEY!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy!

Holiday Book Giveaway: HOME IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS by Heather Graham

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Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham. Out now, in hardcover Blurb: Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground... ...like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man - clad in Revolutionary War-era costume - appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory’s fantastic claim that he’s a Patriot soldier, sentenced to death by British authorities. The last thing he remembers is the tug of the noose. Safe at her parents’ house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners, strange clothes and nasty bump on the head. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical and her family is fascinated - though not half so fascinated as Melody herself. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she’s ever met. Can he really be who he claims?

Winner of Men On Fire is....

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Congrats to Book Junkie, who wins the copy of MEN ON FIRE!!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address.

Chat with Terri Brisbin 12/9/09 at 9:00PM EST!

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Kensington Brava author Terri Brisbin joins us to discuss her book, A Storm of Passion. Door prize: one lucky winner will receive a signed collectible ARC of A Storm of Passion! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to www.romrevtoday.com and click on RRT CHAT in the left column. Once the login screen loads, type your name and choose Mo's Book Buzz from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you all for what will most likely be a wild wacky chat! ;) Mo

A Perfect 10: ICE by Linda Howard

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ICE - Linda Howard A Perfect 10 Ballantine Books (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-345-51719-7 November 2009 Romantic Suspense Mid-December; Wilson Creek, Maine After losing his wife three years ago, Army Sergeant Gabriel McQueen hasn't been able to see his son Sam as often as he'd like. Gabe is stationed in North Caroline, while Sam lives with his McQueen grandparents in Maine. This trip home is especially precious with Christmas coming up. But for now, it's just a quick hello and goodbye because, with a wicked ice storm on the way, Gabe's father asks a favor of Gabe. Sheriff McQueen hasn't been able to reach Lolly Helton, who's alone at her parents' former home on a mountainside outside of town where cell phones don't reach. He wants Gabe to alert her to the coming storm and bring her into town. Gabe's less than enthused at leaving Sam or to confront the stuck-up girl he used to tease in high school. But as a military policeman, Gabe is used to hee

MEN ON FIRE giveaway!

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Men on Fire - Susan Lyons, Rachelle Chase and Jodi Lynn Copeland Out now! Blub: 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... W

The winner is............

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The winner of WRAPPED IN SEDUCTION is CallMeKayla!!!!! Kayla (I think that is your name) please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address!!! Congratulations!!!!!! And an announcement....in addition to the books I'm giving away here on the blog, Terrie, our esteemed boss at the Romance Reviews Today site has asked me to give away several erotic books this month in lieu of the contest at RRTErotic, as the site is experiencing problems. Guess that means more book giveaways here on the blog!!  

Book Giveaway: WRAPPED IN SEDUCTION by Lisa Renee Jones, Cathryn Fox and Jodi Lynn Copeland

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Out now! Blurb: It's that time of year when nights are longer, passions run hotter, and for three sisters, naughty wishes come true... Three sisters. Three wishes. And one hot Christmas in this sizzling collection of novellas from today's most popular erotic authors... Holly's come home for the holidays, ready to enjoy a few cozy weeks of small-town life. But a fling with a local stranger heats up the nights. When she discovers the stranger's secret ties to her own family, he ends up Wrapped in Holly. The one man Rachel wants is strictly off limits, so she agrees to keep her distance-until he dresses up as old St. Nick and stirs a playful fantasy in Rachel. Maybe it's the black leather boots. Or the soft fur and red velvet. Whatever it is, she's Hot for Santa. A broken engagement has left Tori feeling the Christmas blues when she returns to her welcoming family for the holiday. There's no better way to chase those blues away than wi

Book winner is....

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Using Custom Random Number Generator and............ ........ flchen1 wins the signed copy of More Blazing Bedtime Stories by Julie Leto and Leslie Kelly!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy by 12/10/09! Congrats!

Wednesday night Chat at Romance Reviews Today with Shirlee Busbee!

Author Shirlee Busbee joins us to discuss her book, Surrender Becomes Her. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Surrender Becomes Her! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wed at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. Once the login screen loads jes type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Make sure your java software has been updated ;) Hope to see you there! Mo Mo's Book Buzz