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Book Giveaway: NOTORIUS by Vicki Lewis Thompson

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Notorious - Vicki Lewis Thompson Out now from Harlequin (reissue) Blurb: Years ago, wild child Keely Branscom shocked her hometown by posing nude. But she'd been under rancher Noah Garlfield's skin long before then—ever since that painful night Keely kissed him…and he pushed her away. When Keely runs into Noah in Vegas, she figures the time for revenge is at hand! She has the perfect plan to inflict a heap of sexually charged retribution on Noah…and this time it's his turn to be rejected. But as Keely's seduction starts yielding some steamy results, she realizes that this time, the notorious wild child is in serious trouble! This is a reissue of the first Harlequin Blaze. I've read my share of the Blazes. How about you? Do you have any favorite Harlequin Blaze authors? Tell us and you're entered in this contest to win a copy of NOTORIUS by Vicki Lewis Thompson! Winner announced Wednesday night.

Winner is....

Cherie J is the lucky winner of LOVE A YOUNGER MAN!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by Feb 10th, 2010 Congrats!!!

Spotlight Review: THE UNTAMED BRIDE by Stephanie Laurens

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THE UNTAMED BRIDE - Stephanie Laurens The Black Cobra Quartet , Book 1 Avon Books ISBN-13: 978-0-06-179514-5 November 2009 Regency Romance India and England - 1822 Is there anything better than a handsome soldier-cum-spy with deep pockets and a blazing desire to bring down those who would commit evil? Well, yes. Four such men would be infinitely superior, and in this brilliant new quartet from Stephanie Laurens, we meet the men who are determined to bring down the Black Cobra, the man behind numerous atrocities in India threatening both the Indian people and the Crown’s very profitable financial interests there. The first to have his story told is Colonel Derek “Del” Delborough. Seven long years spent serving in India should have prepared Del for anything, but when he and his comrades take on the task of defeating the Black Cobra, he never imagined getting tangled up with an opinionated, wild, and altogether too irresistible woman on the way home to England with a letter tha

Book Giveaway: LOVE A YOUNGER MAN by Shelby Reed and Madison Hayes

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Love a Younger Man - Shelby Reed and Madison Hayes Ellora's Cave TPB Erotic! Out now! Blurb: A Fine Work of Art By Shelby Reed At thirty-six, university art professor Elizabeth Gilstrom finds herself facing a bleak, lonely future when her husband leaves her for his young medical assistant. After giving up her own career as an artist a decade before, Elizabeth has nothing to show for their ten-year marriage…only the faded memory of a paintbrush's weight in her hand, an empty bed, and an empty heart. She's still reeling from shock and devastation when graduate student Boone McCrea walks into her office...and into her bed. Boone might only be twenty-four, but he is, quite simply, one of the most attractive men Elizabeth has ever seen, a work of art that stirs wild sensations she has long repressed. Zeke's Hands By Madison Hayes Thirty-something Sara fights her attraction to younger co-worker Zeke Rutherford, but she has a case of lust that just won't g

Book winner is....

The winner of FRANKIE'S BACK IN TOWN is.... princessbryn Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 2/8/10!

Chat Wednesday night with Annette Blair!!!!!

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Author Annette Blair joins us to discuss her book, NAKED DRAGON. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of SEX AND THE PSYCHIC WITCH! Moderated by KatBos. When? Tomorrow night 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, type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! Mo PS...check out Annette's website at http://www.annetteblair.com/ for more information on her releases!!!

A Perfect 10: COMING UNDONE by Lauren Dane

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COMING UNDONE - Lauren Dane A Perfect 10 Berkley Heat Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-425-23270-5 January 2010 Erotic Contemporary Romance Seattle, Washington - Present Day Since moving into the quiet Seattle neighborhood, Elise Sorenson has spent quite a few nights fantasizing about the bad-boy biker who lives across the street. She has no room in her life for a man right now, and no desire for a relationship, but it’s nice to know that after the hell she’s been through that her libido is still alive. When a car runs into her neighbor on the street, Elise uses her first-aid knowledge to help and gets her first up-close look at the sexy man, which only fuels her fantasies more. The little girl he’s seen across the street leads Brody Brown to the assumption that a new family has moved in and, while the mother is definitely good looking, Brody’s not about to mess with a married woman. It’s not until he thanks her for her aid after his accident that Brody realizes that Elise is a

Book Giveaway: Frankie's Back in Town by Jeanie London

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FRANKIE'S BACK IN TOWN - Jeanie London Feb 2010 Harlequin SuperRomance Blurb: Doesn't take much to start the talk in this town. And no one knows that better than Francesca Raffa. Once the town's rebel and favorite topic of conversation, she's returned home a responsible single mom and respectable executive. Nothing to whisper about here. That is until police chief Jack Sloan pays her a visit—or three. Suddenly the rumor mill is spinning with speculation about exactly what is going on between Francesca and Jack. Some think she's the prime suspect in a criminal investigation. And others…well, they think there's something a little more intimate happening. If the heated looks Jack sends Francesca's way are any indicator, that second group might be closer to the truth ! Question for readers....Were you a good or a rebel in high school? Post your response and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night!!!

The Winner is....

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Congrats to Armenia, who wins SEX ON THE BEACH!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address. Congrats!!! Ps...wouldn't you like to find this guy on the beach?

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Happy Reading Terrie Member Updates Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa January update schedule: 1/3/2010, 1/10/2010, 1/20/2010 February update schedule: 2/1/2010, 2/10/2010, 2/20/2010 Editor: Jane Bowers Reviewers Updates: · January Birthdays Amy Cunningham – 1-8 Check out these Web sites: · www.rrterotic.com · www.dearauthor.com · www.authorsoundrelations.com · www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com RRT Blog: Patti Fischer Check out the RRTBlog – to be a guest blogger or for an interview contact Patti ( fisc40pa@aol.com ) RRT Chats: Scheme, Patti, Mo Monday Nights – Open Forum with Scheme Wednesday Nights – Mo’s Book Buzz 1/6 – Author Elisabeth Naughton 1/13 – Author Denise Lynn 1/20 – Author Carly Phillips 1/27 – Author – TPD Friday Nights – Open Chat with Patti Editor and/or Owner Monthly Message Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read electronic ARC’s and commit to a minimum of thr

Book Giveaway: Sex on the Beach by Susan Lyons

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SEX ON THE BEACH -- Susan Lyons Out now from Berkley Heat! Blurb: An exotic wedding turns into an erotic escapade for three unlikely couples who find lust—and maybe even love—on the white sands of Belize. Get ready to get wet! “War of the Sexes” When wedding planner Sarah McCann learns that the groom’s best friend, Free Lafontaine, intends to save his pal from the mistake of marriage, it’s an all-out war between the sexes. Turns out, the prize could be much more than either of them expected, and this war just may have two winners. “Sex With the Proper Stranger” Model Tamiko Sato comes to the wedding as arm-candy for the groom’s deep-in-the-closet uncle. What’s she to do when resort manager Ric Nuñez proves far too tempting? Ric just might be the man who can help her heal the wounds left by past abuse, and open her heart to love. “Sexy Exes” Giovanna Moncrieff and her ex, James, mix as well as Italian olive oil and English tonic water. How embarrassing—and exciting!—to

Winner of HER SECRET FLING is...

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Congrats to Crystal GB who wins a copy of Her Secret Fling by Sarah Mayberry!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/31/10!!!

Chat with Carly Phillips in the Romance Reviews Today chat room on Wednesday night!!!!

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NYT Bestselling author Carly Phillips joins us to discuss her latest release, the reissue of HOT STUFF with a brand new cover! Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow night at 9:00PM Carly and Mo Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you for a GREAT chat! Mo Mo's Book Buzz

Spotlight Review: TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE - Lynsay Sands

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TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE - Lynsay Sands Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-134478-7 January 2010 Historical Romance Medieval England and Scotland Merewen Stewart’s betrothed is finally returning from the crusades and wants Merewen to come to his home and marry him. At least that is what her father and brothers tell her. Merry is happy to do so; she is tired of dealing with her drunken father and brothers who want only to drink whiskey. They depend on her to do everything in the castle. Alexander d’Aumesbery has been reluctant to meet Merry after hearing that she is a shrew. While he was gone the past three years, his father died, and he finds his home in disarray with most of the servants gone and his step-mother in charge. Before he can leave to visit his recently married sister, the blacksmith is called to pull a tooth that has been bothering him. The blacksmith refuses to pull the tooth until Alex drinks a pitcher of whiskey to dull the pain. Of course, that is when Merry enters the pi

Book Giveaway: HER SECRET FLING by Sarah Mayberry

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Her Secret Fling by Sarah Mayberry Out now from Harlequin Blaze! Here is a blurb: Talk about office politics! Jake Stevens—star reporter and celebrated literary genius—is a snake. How else to explain the way he turns Poppy Birmingham's hero worship into loathing with a single conversation? So what if she's got a lot to learn about journalism? Aren't they coworkers now? On the same team? Jake can take his attitude and… Then during a job-related road trip, their relationship goes from antagonistic to hedonistic in no time flat. And suddenly Poppy can't think of anything more delicious than having a secret fling with Jake. But with all this intensity, can she really keep it no-strings-attached? Post away and I'll announce a winner on Wednesday night!

Winner....and housekeeeping....

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First up... the winner of RIPTIDE by Margaret Carroll is..... "Tetewa"!! Congrats!!!! In other bits of this and that.... the winner of DOUBLE THE HEAT did not claim their book by Jan 15th, so I drew another winner.... Congrats to "Patti," who wins the copy!!! I will need both of you to email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com no later than January 25th to claim your books. Be sure to put the book you won in the subject header.

Contests....

Don't forget Terrie is running a contest at the Romance Review Today's site: http://romrevtoday.com/Web%20Pages/contest.htm I must admit they look good this month!!!

Book Giveaway: RIPTIDE by Margaret Carroll

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RIPTIDE by Margaret Carroll Out now from Avon RIPTIDE is a novel of psychological intrigue set in New York’s sizzling summer community of the Hamptons, where a wealthy young widow is about to be named a 'person of interest’ in the drowning death of her husband. Christina Cardiff, whose stay in rehab has been cut short, discovers she must fight to regain custody of her son while struggling to maintain her newfound sobriety and find a way through the cloud of intrigue surrounding her husband’s shocking death. In the novel’s chilling twists, Christina pieces together the secrets of her husband’s final weeks and days, and the role played in their marriage by her dark and mysterious lover, Danny Cisco. The answers threaten her future, her sanity and even her life . . . *** She couldn't shake the feeling that snakes were slithering around her bare feet. She ran, leaving the relative shelter of the dunes behind, emerging onto the open expanse that was the strand. Norma

Winner of BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES....

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Congrats to LAURIE -- she wins a copy of the book BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES by authors Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber! Laurie, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/22/10. Thank you!

RRT Newsletter posted - Volune 1, Issue 2 January 2010

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Volume 1, Issue 2 , January 2010 By Terrie Figueroa Well, 2010 is certainly off to a chilly start, at least in the U.S. Freezing temperatures back east are keeping people cooped up and hopefully reading a good book. While we aren’t freezing – the West coast is chilly this year. Damp, gray and cold, but no rain … at least in this neck of the woods. Since it’s too cold to do much outside that isn’t necessary I’ve decided now is a good time to add to my TBR (to be read) pile. Not that I need anything else on it – but hey a girl can never be too rich, too thin or have too many books. And since rich and thin are elusive things – I’ll dive right into the books. So far just from what staff has submitted reviews on I already have (blank) books to add to my shopping list: JANE BITE’S BACK by Michael Thomas Ford. Now I have to admit when this came in I was not too sure about it – but after reading Robin’s spectacular review – it’s on my list for the month. DUTY, DESIRE AND THE DESERT K

Chat January 13 at 9:00 PM with Denise Lynn!

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Chat with Denise Lynn!!! Date: Wednesday January 13, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Author Denise Lynn joins us to discuss her book, PREGNANT BY THE WARRIOR. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of PREGNANT BY THE WARRIOR! Moderated by KatBos.

Spotlight Review: DIVINE MISDEMEANORS by Laurell K. Hamilton

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DIVINE MISDEMEANORS – Laurell K. Hamilton Merry Gentry Series, Book 8 Ballantine Books (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-345-49596-9 December 2009 Urban Fantasy Los Angeles, California It took a lot of courage but very little thought for Princess Meredith Gentry of the Sidhe to give up the Unseelie Throne. She chose love over a crown, and she's not looking back. Now, settled in L.A. with the men she loves at her side, Merry worries about getting everyone acclimated to their new lives and enough money to support an ever expanding household. Oh, and learning that not even the Sidhe are saved from morning sickness. Called in to a crime scene for her preternatural assistance, Merry is witness to one of the worse atrocities she's ever seen. Even worse, the victims are demi-fey and supposedly immortal. A police investigation might just be enough to take her mind off of the familial drama overtaking her household. A woman's work is never done. The next segment in Merry's l

Book Giveaway: Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume 3 - Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber

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BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES, VOLUME 3 featuring authors Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber Halequin Blaze #513 Blurb: Fan favorites Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber invite you to indulge in two tales of love, adventure…and really hot sex! The Body That Launched a Thousand Ships by Tori Carrington Elena Anastasios is finally going to get her fairy-tale wedding. Little does she know that ultra-hot Ari Metaxas is about to steal her away from her groom-to-be. Or that he intends to give her multiple mind-blowing reasons to believe that he's the better man! You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs… by Tawny Weber Reporter Sebastian Lane knows he's tangled with the wrong woman when she puts a curse on him to lose his sexual mojo! It's going to take a real woman to save him. Luckily, Jordan Olliver has a weakness for Sebastian, warts and all…. Read the RRT review by clicking here . Enter by telling us about what you're currently reading. I'll pick and announce a winne

Unclaimed books...

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Okay, folks, we have had a couple of unclaimed prize books..... So, I went in and drew out new winners. Here we go: The new winner of A STORM OF PASSION by Terri Brisbin is Tetewa ! The new winner of THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Tracy Wolff is CallMeKayla ! Congrats and please email me by 1/14/10 at pattifischer@yahoo.com Thank you!!!!

Untamed winner is....

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DEEDLES wins the copy of UNTAMED by Crystal Jordan. Congrats!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your full name and mailing address by 1/17/10,

Spotlight Review: A MATTER OF CLASS by Mary Balogh

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A MATTER OF CLASS - Mary Balogh Vanguard Press (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-59315-554-4 January 2010 Short Historical Romance Regency England Mr. Bernard Mason made a fortune in coal, moved south and bought an estate in Wiltshire, hoping to set up as a gentleman. Mr. Mason's friendly overtures to his new neighbor, the Earl of Havercroft, were cruelly rebuffed however. Havercroft forbade his family and dependents to even recognize the existence of any Mason. And that's the way things remained for thirty years. In that time, the Masons produced one child, their son Reginald, who was sent to the best schools and was otherwise reared to be a gentleman. At twenty-five, Reggie's wealth and good looks, coupled with friends among his former school mates, have given him some acceptance by the ton, and he has been taking advantage of that wholeheartedly in the past year. What with Reggie's gambling debts and the expense of always dressing in the height of fashion, Bernard beli

Winner of Double the Heat.....

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Congrats to poster #9 ERIN who is the lucky winner of DOUBLE THE HEAT anthology. Erin, please contact me at pattifischer@yahoo.com  by January 15th to claim your prize. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Chat Wednesday Night with Elisabeth Naughton!!!

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Elisabeth Naughton chat Date: Wednesday January 6, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Lovespell author Elisabeth Naughton joins us to discuss her book, STOLEN SEDUCTION. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of STOLEN FURY, book one in the trilogy! Moderated by CrazyMo. Authors website: www.elisabethnaughton.com

New Reviews Posted at RRT

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Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2010 By Terrie Figueroa Happy New Year 2009 has seen a lot of changes at Romance Reviews Today. We have lost some of our long time reviewers due to time constraints and personal issues. Several of our reviewers have suffered unexpected personal losses this year and I myself have dealt with some unexpected and time consuming personal issues. But for me, through the entire year, the staff at Romance Reviews Today has been a rock. Steadfast, reliable and despite their own personal issues has continued to produce top quality reviews for our readers. Patti Fischer has done an incredible job with the RRT Blog this year and we have seen readership of the blog grow. Scheme, Patti and Mo continue to offer up fun and sometimes wicked chats for our readers to participate in several nights a week. If you haven’t been to a chat recently be sure to check out the schedule or sign up to the RRTChatters group where all chats are announced. AS the New Year a

Book Giveaway: UNTAMED by Crystal Jordan

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UNTAMED by Crystal Jordan Out now from Kensington! Blurb: The biological warfare of the twenty-first century changed the planet in astonishing ways, transforming humans into shape-shifters who love to walk on the wild side—reveling in danger and the explosive desire that consumes them… Desire For A Price Half-human, half-lynx, Delilah Chase makes her living as a professional thief. But when half-human, half-hawk Hunter Avery catches her trying to steal his priceless ruby, he makes her a proposition: spend a week in his bed, or take a trip to jail. What follows is seven days of unrelenting, primitive passion neither can live without… Desire With No Limits As the owner of Tail, the most notorious techno brothel in New Chicago, mink-shifter Lorelei Chase specializes in fulfilling all of her clients’ kinky fantasies. She just has one rule: Never sample the goods that her customers or workers offer. But every day, jaguar-shifter Nolan Angelo and wolf-shifter Pierce Vaughn

Book Giveaway: DOUBLE THE HEAT anthology

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DOUBLE THE HEAT -- Lori Foster, Deirdre Martin, Elizabeth Bevarly and Christie Ridgway Berkley Sensation Out now! Great quartet of authors and stories! I'm giving away a copy to one lucky reader. All you need to do is post and the question is very simple. What were your favorite books of 2009? One entry per person and only available to those with US and Canada addresses. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night (January 6th) Good luck!

The winner of What She Needs by Lacey Alexander is....

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Congrats to LINDA HENDERSON!!!!! Linda, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy.