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Spotlight Review: Stormwalker by Allyson James

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STORMWALKER - Allyson James Stormwalker, Book 1 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23469-3 May 2010 Paranormal Romance Magellan, Arizona and Beneath - Present Day Janet Begay, a Stormwalker (she can control the power of storms, an ability inherited from her Navajo grandmother) has always known that the day would come when she’d have to confront her mother, a powerful goddess stuck in Beneath (a world under our own from which demons, skinwalkers, and other creatures escaped). Her scary mother gave her a bit of her own power and wants Janet to free her from her prison. Wanting to avoid the situation until she could better control her storm powers, and hopefully have a chance at defeating the scary-as-hell woman who claims her as her own, Janet hasn’t been back to Arizona until now. Her friend Jamison, a shape shifter, recommended Janet’s investigative services to Magellan’s police chief whose daughter Amy disappeared over a year ago. It isn’t long before Janet is being attacked b

Book Giveaway!

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LAST CHANCE by Christy Reece NEVER SAY DIE McKenna Sloan saved Lucas Kane’s life and then vanished. Lucas moved mountains trying to find her again, and finally McKenna relented—for one fleeting night. The truth is, McKenna’s life is all about the dark, deception-filled world of Last Chance Rescue, and for her, there’s no hope of love or Lucas. But fate, and Lucas’s determination, soon change everything. A kidnapped young woman, a lure to out a killer and the fierce need to bring a criminal to justice combine for one explosive event. For a woman who specializes in staying away from relationships and staying in the heart of danger, this is the most impossible mission of all. Because the odds are deadly, and the passion won’t die. Want to win this one? Tell us what book you are currently reading and you'll be entered to win this one. Rules: Open to US and Canada residents only. One entry per person Contest winner will be announced Wednesday night.

A Perfect 10: The Language of Sand by Ellen Block

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THE LANGUAGE OF SAND – Ellen Block A Perfect 10 Bantam Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-440-24575-9 April 2010 Women’s Fiction Chapel Isle, North Carolina – Present Day Lexicographer: An editor of dictionaries They planned to spend their honeymoon on Chapel Isle. Paul always talked about that summer he spent there; he said it was the happiest one of his life. They talked about going soon, but one thing led to another, and they never made the trip. That was before the fire. Now, Abigail Harker is waiting at Bourne Crossing for the ferry that’ll take her across to the island Paul loved. She’s alone. But she wishes she had died along with Paul and their son Justin. As a lexicographer, Abigail makes her living with words, but there isn’t one suitable word that will soothe the torment of losing her family. She took the job as lighthouse caretaker on Chapel Isle hoping to free herself from the grief, but when she arrives, it’s to find herself stuck with a year’s lease on a cottage th

Gift certificate winner is.....

Congrats to Pam P who wins a $10 gift certificate from her choice of Amazon, BN or Fictionwise. Please contact me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and send me your name and email addy where you want it to go. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chat Wednesday night with Kathleen O'Reilly!!!

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Kathleen O'Reilly chat Date: Wednesday May 26, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST . Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat and then into Mo's Book Buzz chat room Notes: Super talented romance author Kathleen O'Reilly joins us to discuss her book, LONG SUMMER NIGHTS. Door prize: Kathleen will be giving out a signed copy of LONG SUMMER NIGHTS as well as her April book, JUST FOOLING AROUND! Moderated by CrazyMo.

Q&A with Linda Rettstatt!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Shooting into the Sun (Champagne Books) is women's fiction with a romance subplot. Nature photographer Rylee Morgan has created an orderly, settled life for herself. In addition to her teaching job at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, she is creating a name for herself with her freelance work. When she finds an advertisement that might lead to her estranged father, she takes a photo assignment to the west coast to investigate. With her younger sister, Lexie, is heartbroken after a breakup with her fiancé, Rylee invites her along. The two sisters could not be more different. Lexie lives life by her own set of rules, or lack of rules, and Rylee's plans are further unsettled when Lexie invites a hitchhiker, Josh Bradley, to join them on their journey. Rylee learns that sometimes the boundaries we construct to keep ourselves secure also keep us lonely. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? That's a tough

New reviews posted 5/51/10 at Romance Reviews Today

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Volume 5, Issue 3, May 21, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Updates/Information New reviewers wanted. Contact Terrie – Please include a sample review in your email. Limited number of review openings – get your request for review in early. Review Policy – 60 days advance notice. No Exceptions! Late requests will be considered on a time and space available. When requesting a review please include the following information: Title, Author, Publisher, Release Date, ISBN, Genre, ARC Format (i.e. electronic or print if electronic please include PDF page count.) All interviews will be posted on the blog and archived to the site at a later date. (Contact Terrie or Patti to schedule your interview.) Advertising is available on the home page beginning in May. Please see Author Service page at romrevtoday.com for pricing information. Chats – All chats begin at 9 pm eastern. Check out the RRT Blog for the most current author chat sche

Favorite Summer Vacation Spot..and win a $10 gift certificate!

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I thought I'd break up giving away books for this giveaway and do one for  a $10 gift certificate from either Amazon, BN or Fictionwise. Question for readers: What is your favorite summer vacation spot? Post your answers (one entry per person) and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night! Good luck!

New TEASE ME winner....

I didn't get any response from the prior winner of TEASE ME by Tracy Wolff, so I've picked a new winner from those who entered..... Congrats to CATHIE M (CaityMack?) Please email me at pattfischer@yahoo.com by 6/1/10

A Perfect 10: BARGAINING FOR BABY by Robyn Grady

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BARGAINING FOR BABY – Robyn Grady A Perfect 10 Billionaires and Baby Miniseries Silhouette Desire #2015 ISBN: 978-0-373-73028-5 May 2010 Series Romance Queensland, Australia – Present Day Jack Prescott arrives at the hospital in Sydney as soon as he can, but it’s too late. His sister Dahlia has taken her last breath. Guilt overwhelms Jack. Three years ago, he lost his wife and unborn child...and now Dahlia. His heart has seen better days, and now he only feels defeated and beaten. Watching Jack from down the hall, Madison Tyler waits patiently. The child she holds is Dahlia’s legacy, her son Beau. Madison promised Dahlia that she would keep Beau safe and hand him over to Jack, but not right away. No, this precious child stays with her until she’s sure that Jack is ready and able to care for his nephew, even if it means she’ll jeopardize her job. She might be the boss’s daughter, but telling her father she has to take time off to accompany Jack to his Outback home will likel

SECOND CHANCE winner is.......

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Congrats to donnas (poster #2) who wins Second Chance by Christy Reece. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com  no later than 5/28/10 to claim your prize

Come chat with us Wednesday night with Bertrice Small!!!

Bertrice Small joins Mo and the gang 5/19/10 at 9:00 PM EST in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. Be sure to drop in and chat with this legendary author! Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and then click on RRT chat and then into Mo's Book Buzz room. No chainsaws allowed.

Q & A with Selena Robins!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. What a Girl Wants is a contemporary romance for readers who enjoy a spicy, romantic comedy with a ‘friends-to-lovers’ theme filled with witty repartee, unexpected twists, a splash of mystery and red-hot-sex scenes. The heroine (Maddie) is known as “the woman with the black belt in mischief.” Alex (the hero) has accepted Maddie’s pranks over the years and enjoys their friendship, even though he compares her to Lucille Ball on Red Bull at times. Deep down, I think he really likes it…well, most times. Ultimately, What a Girl Wants is about friendship, love, commitment, family and forgiveness. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? I enjoyed writing all the scenes, especially the ones that involve the heroine’s mischief making and the hero’s reaction each time. The sexual innuendos, their banter and writing sexual tension are always fun to write. The one scene which is I especially love made me cry while I was wri

Book Giveaway: SECOND CHANCE by Christy Reece

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SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild’s young children. Rescuing the children is his mission—but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley’s life is threatened, Cole’s demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley’s arms, but he’ll never survive the hell of failing to save her. ****** Question for readers and a chance to enter this contest to win this book: The hero's name is Cole. What is your favorite hero's name? Have one that has stuck out at you and you remember after all these years? Post away...one entry per person. US and Canada residents only. I'll announce a winner on Wednesday night!!

Q&A with Eve Langlais!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Alien Mate, my first sci-fi romance was released on May 14th with Amira Press . It’s a fun, very spicy novella of alien abduction. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? I actually love the first chapter when the super hot alien arrives in our heroine’s living room–naked–and informs her that he’s come to be her leader. She thinks it’s a practical joke til she wakes up on his ship in space--naked. Then the sparks really fly. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I have wanted to be a writer since I first got sucked into the world of Nancy Drew back in grade two, but real life got in the way. I finally buckled down in February of 2009 and decided it was time to try and see if I had what it took. I wrote a full length novel titled Take A Chance, and to my surprise, it got picked up and is due to be released June 1st with ChampagneBooks.com . 4. Where do you get your information or ideas for y

New reviews were posted 5/10/10!

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Volume 5, Issue 2, May 10, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Updates/Information New reviewers wanted. Contact Terrie – Please include a sample review in your email. Limited number of review openings – get your request for review in early. Review Policy – 60 days advance notice. No Exceptions! Late requests will be considered on a time and space available. When requesting a review please include the following information: Title, Author, Publisher, Release Date, ISBN, Genre, ARC Format (i.e. electronic or print if electronic please include PDF page count.) All interviews will be posted on the blog and archived to the site at a later date. (Contact Terrie or Patti to schedule your interview.) Advertising is available on the home page beginning in May. Please see Author Service page at romrevtoday.com for pricing information. Chats – All chats begin at 9 pm eastern. Check out the RRT Blog for the most current author cha

The winner of TEASE ME is...........

Congrats to Momof1DD who wins the copy of TEASE ME. Kimberly, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info! ***If Kimberly does not contact me by the end of the day on May 18th, I will have to give it to someone else***

Chat with Thea Devine tonight!

Author Thea Devine joins us to discuss her book, SEX, LIES, AND SECRET LIVES. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of one of Thea's books. Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) 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. When the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! Mo Mo's Book Buzz

Q&A with Farida Mestek!

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1. Tell us about your newest release . « Margaret's Rematch » is a traditional, Regency-set novel. It tells a story of Miss Margaret Fairfax – a young, handsome girl of independent fortune – who must settle in her new life at Northbrook Hall – the country estate of her brother-in-law – upon her sister’s death. There she faces a major challenge of proving to Mr. Westfield, whose dislike of her is legendary, that she is worthy of his regard, despite some scandalous rumours that had followed her from London. However, when it looks like the matter of his opinion is finally resolved in her favour and his heart is on its way of getting attached, Margaret’s complacency is shattered by the arrival of her deceitful friend, Miss Catherine Stockley, who poses a serious threat to the promotion of their relationship to the next level, as she employs her extensive knowledge of Margaret’s past and her cunning mind to discredit Margaret in Mr. Westfield’s eyes once and for all. 2. Can you te

A Perfect 10: The Treasure Keeper by Shana Abe

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THE TREASURE KEEPER – Shana Abé Dell ISBN: 978-0-553-59122-4 May 2010 Fantasy Romance England and France – 1782 THE TREASURE KEEPER starts with Zoe Cyprienne Lane’s journal from when she received it from her mother at age thirteen until her fiancé, Hayden, disappears in Paris and she leaves Darkfirth to find him. Through her journal, you learn many things about Zoe—such as how she watched young Lord Rhys Langford change into a dragon at age thirteen. Rhys also gave Zoe her first kiss, but she discouraged him because his interest made her twin sister unhappy. You also learn one other very important fact, although Zoe never changed to smoke or dragon (so few drákon females do), she discovered she had gifts, one of turning invisible, the other, taking images from another's mind. At twenty-six, Zoe doesn’t love Hayden. She respects him, and he loves her. So rather than become a spinster, she decides to find Hayden, last heard from when he traveled through France taking a me

Book Giveaway: Tease Me by Tracy Wolff!

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You can read all about the story by clicking here How do you enter? Easy, just post if you want it or not.... I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night.

A Perfect 10: THE HARMLESS DECEPTION by Lesley-AnneMcLeod

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THE HARMLESS DECEPTION - Lesley-Anne McLeod A Perfect 10 Uncial Press - www.uncialpress.com ISBN: 978-1-60174-091-5 May 2010 Regency Romance Springtime in Regency London Grace Whitton's father died without a male heir when she was sixteen. Grace and her mother were left with little resource, no family and, apparently, no loyal friends. This left Grace with some bitterness toward her former class, but her mother soldiered on by using what assets they had to buy a millinery shop in London with rooms upstairs. Now that Grace is truly an orphan, she continues to cater to the gentry and merchant classes. She's not particularly enthusiastic about the pair of country bumpkins who enter the shop one day. But Grace is a little off on her assumptions. Tansy Evens and her brother Rufus, Baron Evenswood, may be from the far north of England, but they are not bumpkins. Tansy is a lively young miss eager to make her come-out in town this season. And while Rufus is happy in the count

Heather Lin winner is..

Congrats to Fedora, who wins the ebook from Heather! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Chat with Dianne Castell tonight!!!

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Come join us Wednesday night as we chat with author Dianne Castell in the RRT Chat room. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT CHat and then in Mo's Book Buzz chat room. Chat begins at 9:00PM Eastern Time and runs for an hour. Learn more about Dianne at http://www.diannecastell.com/ Hope to see you there!!!!

Q&A with Heather Lin (and a giveaway)!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Scandal is my very first ebook, and I’m so excited about it. Really. I’m like a gushy little schoolgirl whose crush just asked her to prom. It’s a short, contemporary story that’s currently available from New Concepts Publishing, and it’s been given a carnal/erotic heat rating. So it’s great for those who are looking for a quick, steamy dose of romance. The story itself is about a playboy lawyer named Jackson Montague who sleeps with anything that comes his way. One of these things just happens to be Megan Truitt, but their one night stand turns into more when he's harassed by the husband of one of his lady friends and Megan is hired on as his bodyguard. Will she manage to stay professional around the sexy socialite, or will she become just another victim of Jack’s scandalous behavior? To find out (and to read a smokin’ hot excerpt) visit: http://newconceptspublishing.com/heatherlinbooks.html#SCANDAL 2. Can you tell us a little about y

Winners!!!

The winner of SOMETHING ABOUT YOU is... CrystalGB. Congrats!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. And an FYI... the Cynthia Roberts winner from last week is Cathy M. (She has been in contact with Cynthia) Tomorrow....watch the blog!

Spotlight Review: Chocolate Magic by Zelda Benjamin

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CHOCOLATE MAGIC - Zelda Benjamin Love By Chocolate Series, Book 2 Avalon Books (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-8034-9884-6 April 2010 Contemporary Romance Present Day Brooklyn, New York The Chocolate Boutique provides specialty hand made chocolates for its customers, and owner Chloe Brandeau delights in her success. But when Chloe's Aunt Bessie died and left her the apartment building on Butler Street, her troubles were just starting. The building is a money-pit and Chloe has used up most of her savings just to make emergency repairs. An anonymous buyer has been sending out his minions with offers to buy the place, but Chloe promised Aunt Bessie she would never sell and force the tenants out of their homes. Chloe's accountant and friend Sarah believes Chloe needs to meet a man who can help with her finances...she'd be happy to set up some dates from her matchmaking sideline business. Chloe would really like a date for this year's Chocolate Ball, so she agrees to three