Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RRT Newsletter posted - Volune 1, Issue 2 January 2010

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 KING by Jane Porter. Okay Sheikh books are not my thing – but I adore Porter’s work and Deborah’s review convinced me to give this Desert Sheikh a try J

THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE and THE BETRAYAL OF THE BLOOD LILY by Lauren Willig. Normally historical non –romance don’t interest me, but both of these books sound intriguing – and I do enjoy a good mystery – so I’m adding them to my list. CHALICE OF THE ROSES, an anthology with some of my very favorite authors; Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Karen Harbaugh and Barbara Samuels. I love anthologies they are perfect reads for when you don’t have time to read an entire book but can set aside time for a short story. And with these four authors writing – any single one is sure to be a winner. And it goes without saying that BLOOD SINS by Kay Hooper and STREET GAMES by Christine Feehan are on that shopping list – I never miss books by either of these top notch authors.

So, while I’m curled up with hot chocolate, a blanket and a stack of good books, what will you be reading?

Happy Reading


Member Updates

Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa

January update schedule: 1/3/2010, 1/10/2010, 1/17/2010 and 1/24/2010

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:

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· 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 three reviews per month. No exceptions.
Please submit a sample review with your request to join the staff to: terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com

Upcoming Events

· Best Book of the Year – Voting by RRT Staff

New Reviews

Anthology Reviews
CHALICE OF THE ROSE – Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Karen Harbaugh, Barbara Samuels – Jane – Fantasy Romance

Contemporary Romance
FORBIDDEN FALLS – Robyn Carr – The Virgin River Series, Book 9 – Robin

Fantasy Romance
A TAPESTRY OF SPELLS – Lynn Kurland – A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms – A Perfect 10 - Jani

Historical Romance
TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE – Lynsay Sands – Marilyn – Historical Romance

TO DESIRE A DEVIL – Elizabeth Hoyt – The Legend of the Four Soldiers, Book 4 – Anthonette

KNIT, PURL, DIE – Anne Canadeo – A Black Sheep Knitting Mystery, Book 2 – Jennifer –Cozy

Non Fiction

WE TWO – Gillian Gill – Victoria and Albert; Rulers, Partners, Rivals – Jani - Biography

Paranormal Romance
STREET GAME – Christine Feehan – A Ghostwalker Novel – Kathy

UNTAMED – Crystal Jordan - Ariel – Erotic

Romantic Suspense
SHATTERED – Joan Johnston – Patti

Series Romance

AFFAIR WITH THE REBEL HEIRESS – Emily McKay – Patti – SD #1990
CLAIMING OF HIS BOUGHT BRIDE – Rachel Bailey – Patti – SD #1992
THE MAGNATE’S PREGNANCY PROPOSAL – Sandra Hyatt – Jennifer – SD #1991

BLOOD SINS – Kay Hooper – A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel, Blood Trilogy, Book 2 – Jane


1 comment:

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I've entered a few challenges this year so I will certainly be reading the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series (2 new releases this year!) and Erotica Romance!

I just received King of the Unblessed and loved the cover so much I bumped it to the top of the TBR pile!

I've got a fire place too and you can find me there everynight while dinner is cooking, reading with a glass of wine.