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A Perfect 10:LIFE AS I KNOW IT by Melanie Rose

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LIFE AS I KNOW IT – Melanie Rose A Perfect 10 Bantam Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-385-34399-2 February 2010 Paranormal Romance England – Present Day When a walk in the park turns stormy, Jessica Taylor grabs her dog Frankie and ends up huddling on the ground clutching Frankie and another frightened dog while the wind blows wild, rain pelts them, and lightening touches all around. A man comes to claim his dog and offers Jessica and Frankie shelter; they all run for his car. And when lightening strikes again, Jessica suddenly smells her burning flesh and everything goes dark. Lauren Richardson and her four children, Sophie, Nicole, Toby, and Teddy are in the park. While her children play, Lauren speaks in hushed tones to the man she came to meet. When the wind picks up and the storm begins, there is confusion all around, and as her children watch in horror, Lauren is struck by lightening. Jessica wakes up in a hospital bed in a private room and finds herself hooked to monitor

Book Giveaway: A Tale of Two Demon Slayes by Angie Fox!

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A TALE OF TWO DEMON SLAYERS by Angie Fox Out now! Blurb: In the ultimate showdown for survival, may the best demon slayer win. Last month, I was a single preschool teacher whose greatest thrill consisted of color-coding my lesson plans. That was before I learned I was a slayer. Now, it’s up to me to face curse-hurling imps, vengeful demons, and any other supernatural uglies that crop up. And, to top it off, a hunk of a shape-shifting griffin has invited me to Greece to meet his family. But it’s not all sun, sand, and ouzo. Someone has created a dark-magic version of me with my powers and my knowledge—and it wants to kill me and everyone I know. Of course, this evil twin doesn’t have Grandma’s gang of biker witches, a talking Jack Russell terrier, or an eccentric necromancer on its side. In the ultimate showdown for survival, may the best demon slayer win . Learn more by visiting the author's website at www.angiefox.com Since the Academy Awards is nearly upon us, I thou

Q&A with Pam Jenoff!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Almost Home is the story of Jordan, an intelligence officer with the U.S. government. For the past decade, she’s traveled the world on dangerous assignments, but has always managed to avoid England due to the painful memories of her boyfriend Jared who died tragically when they were students. Now, she finds herself compelled to take an assignment in London to be near a terminally ill friend. Once there, she is contacted by a classmate who tells her that he doesn’t believe Jared’s death was an accident and asks her to help find out what really happened. So she finds herself drawn into that mystery as well as an important government mission. 2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I always wanted to be a writer; I was one of those kids who was forever scribbling down stories and showing them to anyone I could. But my real impetus to get serious came about eight years ago. I became an attorney one week before 9/11 happened and a

Book Winner is..............

The winner of SOME LIKE IT ROUGH is.... Booklover1335!!!!!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 3/5/10 to claim your prize. congrats!!!!

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Volume 2, Issue 3 , February 2010 February 20, 2010 Updates/Information Webmistress/Owner: Terrie Figueroa February update schedule: 2/1/2010, 2/10/2010, 2/20/2010 - Next Update 3/1/2010 Editor: Jane Bowers Reviewers Updates: Check out these Web sites: · www.rrterotic.com · www.dearauthor.com · www.authorsoundrelations.com · www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com · http://kbgbabbles.blogspot.com RRT Blog: Patti Fischer Check out the RRTBlog – to be a guest blogger or for an interview contact Patti (fisc40PA@...) RRT Chats: Scheme, Patti, Mo Monday Nights – Open Forum with Scheme Wednesday Nights – Mo’s Book Buzz Friday Nights – Open Chat with Patti Contests!!! The prize books for February are now posted – please make sure you enter the correct contest – for RRT or for RRTErotic. Links for entry provided for both. Editor and/or Owner Monthly Message Romance Reviews Today is seeking enthusiastic readers to review. Must be willing to read electronic ARC’s and

A Perfect 10: SLOW HEAT by Jill Shalvis

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SLOW HEAT – Jill Shalvis Pacific Heat - Book 2 A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23366-5 February 2010 Contemporary Romance Santa Barbara, California – Present Day Samantha McNead, superstar publicist for the Heat, a professional baseball expansion team, has been called upon to handle a very sticky PR nightmare. It involves Wade O’Riley, the best defensive catcher in Major League Baseball. Because of Wade’s over abundant and very public playboy lifestyle, and being accused of fathering a child with a team groupie, Samantha has to do some major damage control. One of the corporations who endorse the Heat has a new conservative CEO with high family values who is more than upset with the scandal surrounding Wade, even though he is innocent of all wrong doing. Samantha’s father is one of the owners of the Heat and wants her to be Wade’s pretend girlfriend for a month until the scandal dies down. She’s mortified by having to play this role, but because she takes he

Book Giveaway: SOME LIKE IT ROUGH by Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons and Anne Rainey

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SOME LIKE IT ROUGH - anthology with stories by Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons and Anne Rainey Kensington Aphrodisia Just now coming out into stores Blurb: "Some Like it Rough" is written by Kate Pearce. Luke Warner wants to chill out when he cashes in his stocks and returns to his hometown. But things heat up when he reunites with his best friends, Julia and Paul , and invites them both to share in a sexual adventure like they've never had before... "Private Eyes" is written by Susan Lyons. Assigned to work undercover as an exotic dancer, straight-laced Haley Croft discovers the thrill of strutting her stuff. And when she catches sexy Ry Montana checking out her moves, she can't wait to give him his own private show... "Cherry On Top" is written by Anne Rainey. When massage therapist Cherry DuBois rubs her oil-slicked hands all over Dante Ricci's rock-hard body, red-hot desire courses through her. She longs to lose control and give herse

Kaki Warner book winner is....

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I meant to do this last night but it just slipped my mind! Anyway, the winner of the Kaki Warner book is........... flchen1 !! Congrats and please email me at fisc40pa@aol.com and I'll forward your mailing address on.

Q&A with Kaki Warner and a book giveaway!

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Welcome Kaki Warner to the Romance Reviews Today blog!! Plus, we'll have a giveaway for a copy of Pieces of Sky ! 1. Tell us about your newest release. My newest release is also my first release, which is a dream come true. Pieces of Sky, Book 1 of the Blood Rose Trilogy, is Brady’s story. As the eldest of the three Wilkins brothers, he’s the man in charge of their sprawling ranch in the mountains of New Mexico Territory of 1869. Already haunted by the violence of the past and desperate to protect what family he has left from a madman bent on revenge, the last thing he needs in his life is a prim, proper, rule-spouting English spinster, who also happens to be five months pregnant and on the run from her rapist. But that’s exactly what happens when their stagecoach slides over a cliff. Forced to recover in the male-dominated household at the Wilkins ranch, Jessica Thornton begins to reevaluate all her carefully penned rules of deportment as antipathy slowly becomes attraction an

The ORIGINAL SIN winner is....

Congrats to S7anna who wins the copy!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Stay tuned on Thursday for a special guest and book giveaway!!!!

Contests at the RRT website

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Don't forget that Terrie is continuing to run contests at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ To go there directly, click here

Spotlight Review: SEDUCTION AND THE CEO by Barbara Dunlop

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SEDUCTION AND THE CEO – Barbara Dunlop Montana Millionaires , Book 1 Silhouette Desire #1996 ISBN: 978-0-373-73009-4 February 2010 Series Romance Montana – Present Day Landing an interview with hotshot millionaire Jared Ryder would be a coup for any reporter, but the man proves to be elusive. He’s now in Montana, and reporter Melissa Warner is determined to get an interview as a ticket to a promotion at the Windy City Bizz. She figures that since he doesn’t like journalists, the only way to get close to him is to go undercover. Landing a job at the family ranch in Montana proves easy, and garnering Jared’s attention is even easier. Now, she just needs to get close enough to him to pry out the answers to a few questions she has. Then she can write up her story and head back to Chicago. But a sizzling attraction between her and Jared just might throw a wrench into her plans. Jared’s worked hard at bringing success to his life and his family. He knows better than to trust outsi

Book Giveaway: ORIGINAL SIN by Allison Brennan

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ORIGINAL SIN by Allison Brennan Out now! Blurb: Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth. Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins. Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation. ***** Interested? Then just post away. US and Canada addresses only and I'll announce th

A Perfect 10: SHADES OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

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SHADES OF MIDNIGHT – Lara Adrian A  Midnight Breed Novel , Book 7 A Perfect 10 Dell ISBN: 978-0-440-24526-1 January 2010 Paranormal Romance Harmony, Alaska - Present Day Born and raised in Alaska, then leaving to join the Breed Order in Boston without a word to his family, Kade didn’t expect to be sent back just a year later. Lucan, the leader of the order, expects Kade, as the Breed Warrior, to eliminate the culprit that’s been slaughtering the residents of the tundra in Alaska. With barely one hundred residents in the small town of Harmony, and knowing his expertise is needed, Kade reluctantly returns home to investigate. When the beautiful and tough bush pilot, Alexandra, finds the victims with torn and bloody throats, all of the fear she put behind her eighteen years ago comes rushing back, and she considers running again. Who could have committed such heinous crimes? Encountering Kade—the darkly handsome stranger in the Toms family settlement—while searching for valua

The book winner is.....

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The winner of COWBOY COMES HOME by Carrie Alexander is... LINDA HENDERSON!! Congrats and Linda, please email me at   pattifischer.yahoo.com with your mailing info by 2/28/10

Don't forget we have a RRT Chatters loop!

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Click to join RRTChatters On occasion I run a contest for the loop only.

New Reviews Posted!

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New reviews just posted at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ New Reviews – 26 Anthology BETWEEN THE SHEETS – P.J. Mellor – Holly – Erotic Contemporary Contemporary Fiction A RATHER CHARMING INVITATION – C.A. Belmond – Jane Contemporary Romance ANGEL’S PEAK – Robyn Carr – Marilyn BEND ME OVER – Sierra Cartwright – Hawkeye Two – Jennifer - Erotic BLIZZARD BOUND – Alyssa Brooks – Jennifer – Erotic Short Story DON’T WAIT – Elaine Lowe – Jennifer – Erotic Short Story DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE – Fran Lee – Jennifer – Erotic Short Story FORWARD PASS – Ann Jacobs –Gridiron Lovers, Book 3 – Jennifer – Erotic Short Story GETTING HERS - Ave Rose Johnson – Jennifer – Erotic Nibble IN THE BARE – Lacey Thorn – Bare Love, Book 6 – Jennifer – Erotic Quickie JILILAN’S JOB – Fran Lee – Jennifer – Erotic Short Story THE DOM’S DUNGEON – Cherise Sinclair – Erotic Fantasy BONE MAGIC – Yasmine Galenorn – Sisters of the Moon, Book 7 – Lori Paranormal Romance ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC – Dakota Cassi

COWBOY COMES HOME by Carrie Alexander book giveaway!

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COWBOY COMES HOME by Carrie Alexander Harlequin Superromance Out Now! Blurb: When you owe a man everything, how do you make amends? Meg Lennox isn't sure, but she better figure it out quick now that both she and Rio Carefoot are back in Wyoming. Hard to say that hiring him on her family's ranch will fix abandoning her first love years ago. Especially when her departure kicked off a chain of events that changed Rio's life…permanently. But the job is a start. Working together she learns that the best parts of him are still there. How can she not be tempted? So maybe this is their chance to get close enough to try again. Or maybe she's kidding herself. Okay,  real simple...just post once and you can enter. Do you like cowboys? Reunion stories? Harlequin Superromance? Winner will be chosen Sunday night. Good luck.

Winner of Back in Black is.........

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Congrats to Lyoness2009!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy by 2/20/10

A Perfect 10: LESSONS FROM A SCARLET LADY

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LESSONS FROM A SCARLET LADY – Emma Wildes A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-22879-6 January 2010 Historical Romance London, England – the 1800s In order to be a successful courtesan, one must master the art. Imagine the wealth of knowledge that such a woman could offer regarding men’s sexuality and desires? One scarlet lady decided to do just that and penned a manual called Lady Rothburg’s Advice. Brianna Northfield Being married to the Duke of Rolthven, one of the most powerful men in society has its own set of issues and problems. Brianna is expected to be the prim and proper Duchess of Rolthven at all times, even in the bedroom. She is wildly attracted to her husband Colton, but yearns for passion and intimacy. When she stumbles across Lady Rothburg’s Advice, she secretly buys the book. Brianna takes the advice to heart and starts to put the suggestions in motion. Colton is shocked senseless but aroused beyond measure by the seductress he married. Rebecca M

Spotlight Review: SEX ON THE BEACH by Susan Lyons

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SEX ON THE BEACH – Susan Lyons Berkley Heat ISBN: 978-0-425-23216-3 January 2010 Erotic Contemporary Romance Ambergris Caye, Belize – Present Day A wedding at a tropical resort provides for three tales of some red-hot coupling. Get ready for a taste of SEX ON THE BEACH that will rock your senses. War of the Sexes As the wedding planner, Sarah McCann, wants a perfect, beautiful wedding to go off without a hitch. Everything seems in order until the groom’s best friend, Free Lafontaine arrives with the proclamation that he’s on a mission to make the groom, Danny, see that he’s making a mistake. Of course, this is at odds with Sarah’s plans, although it doesn’t stop an instant sexual attraction between Sarah and Free to form. They may be butting heads over the wedding, but they’re in sync in the bedroom. The title might be War of the Sexes, but it’s a battle to prove the happy bride and groom belong together for Sarah, while Free wants to show he’s right. Sarah is a by the bo

Book Giveaway: BACK IN BLACK by Lori Foster

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BACK IN BLACK - Lori Foster Out now! Blurb: SBC president Drew Black is as controversial as they come. But the hot-headed entrepreneur is a perfect match for his popular sports club venture: uncompromising and extreme. Maybe too extreme. With a reputation for saying what he thinks, Drew's been causing a lot of friction. That's why someone's been called in to clean up his image—before he does any permanent damage. The lucky lady is Gillian Noode, a PR expert who's smoothed out the rough edges on many a man. But Drew is rougher than anyone she's ever met, and he refuses to change for any woman, for any reason. To make matters more complicated, Gillian's starting to like him raw. Now, opposites aren't only attracting, they're igniting. But in the rising heat, which one of them will end up on top? This is the last in Lori's series featuring SBC fighters. Question for readers (and enter to win a copy of this book): What series do you hate to see e

A Perfect 10: REBELS AND TRAITORS - Lindsey Davis

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REBELS AND TRAITORS - Lindsey Davis A Perfect 10 St. Martin’s Press ISBN: 978-0-312-59541-8 January 2010 Historical Fiction England Before, During, and After the Civil War The English Civil War is pretty much a period in British history with which most Americans have only a casual acquaintance. Most of us know about Oliver Cromwell and know that King Charles I was executed, but how many of us know what led up to the conflict and how it affected everyday citizens? Lindsey Davis has written this incredible, impeccably researched novel that will, while not quite in a nutshell, take us through the integral events leading up to the internal war that forever changed English life. What do you do with a monarch who hasn’t a clue on how to govern? Or how to deal with the people he rules? Or even how to work with the members of his court? Charles, unlike his father, thinks that it is his God-given right to be king and that he owes nothing to his subjects; they are basically there to c

Winner of Proof By Seduction is...

Congrats to tetewa, who wins a copy of Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing addresss by 2/17/10 Thank you and congrats!!!

Book Giveaway: PROOF BY SEDUCTION by Courtney Milan

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Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan HQN Out now! Blurb: She was his last chance for a future of happiness… A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist. He just didn't know it yet Broodingly handsome, Gareth is scandalized to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of "Madame Esmerelda," and vows to prove Jenny a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny disrupts every facet of Gareth's calculated plan—until he can't decide whether to seduce her or ruin her. Now, as they engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely souls must choose between everything they know…and the boundless possibilities of love. ************* Question for readers....what is your favorite time period to rea

Enter a very special contest at Romance Reviews Today

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From Terrie: What's in a Romance? Since February is the month for romance, with Valentine’s Day and such ? What is the most romantic book you’ve ever read – and what scene in the book pushed it to the top of the romance scale for you. Send me the title of the book, and the text from the scene that just “did” if for you… I’ll draw one winner on Valentine’s Day for a very special prize – and post the titles and scenes submitted. Come on put on your thinking caps – which book – which hero or heroine – which scene melted your heart and made you sigh and say “Now that’s’ true love.” Here is my pick: KINGDOM OF DREAMS by Judith McNaught: In this scene we have the heroine, Jennifer Merrick Claymore, having fled to her room to avoid watching her husband destroy her kinsmen in a tournament. The hero’s brother, Stefan Westmoreland is determined she return the tournament and watch her husband Royce, The Duke of Claymore. (excerpt from Kingdom of Dreams, Judith McNaught, Pocket Books

Book winner is..............

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Winner of NOTORIUS is.............. Cecile Congrats and email with with your address at pattifischer@yahoo.com  by 2/13/10! PS...I probably won't post the next book giveaway until tomorrow night. Stay tuned!

Chat Wednesday night with Carrie Lofty!!!!!

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Come chat with Carrie Lofty! Date: Wednesday February 3, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on Mo's Book Buzz chat room. Notes: Kensington Zebra author Carrie Lofty joins us to discuss her book, SCOUNDREL'S KISS. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by CrazyMo. Visit Carrie's website at http://www.carrielofty.com/

A Perfect 10: BOSSMAN'S BABY SCANDAL by Catherine Mann

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BOSSMAN’S BABY SCANDAL -- Catherine Mann Kings of the Boardroom , Book 1 A Perfect 10 Silhouette Desire #1988 ISBN: 978-0-373-73001-8 January 2010 Series Romance San Francisco, California – Present Day Four months ago, Jason Reagert and Lauren Presley turned their business friendship into something more with a quickie one night in Lauren’s office. They both knew there wasn’t a future between them, as Jason was leaving town to live in San Francisco. Shift to present day, and he’s currently in the midst of a big deal with a client, and any improper actions on his part could make him lose the job. However, he learns from a friend that Lauren is visibly pregnant. There’s no question of his not being the father, and he will do anything to make sure he’s a part of his child’s life. But Lauren isn’t about to change her life in New York City to accommodate his desires. The months since Jason left have been a tumble of emotions and financial hardship for Lauren. Due to her bad case