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Friday and winding down

It's 4:00 here and I just came from one of the publisher signings. Spoke with Erin McCarthy and she is as wonderful as ever. Yesterday, Nora Roberts gave the Keynote address and she gave a funny, inspirational speech on writing and back in the days when she first started out as a writer. If anyone could look at one career, it would have to be hers. She has given back a lot to the romance novel industry. Today, Jayne An Krentz spoke at the awards luncheon and she gave a great speech. That  is another example of a gracious,kind author. Have seen a ton of people. Authors you only hear about or read their books..,they are here. Weather is still hot but not unbearable. Tonight is dinner out and probably hitting the bar for drinks.... Until next update...

Contests at the RRT site...

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Don't forget that Terrie has contests going on at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ CLICK HERE to learn more.

Hello from Orlando

Just checking in from Orlando... Busy and lots of people here at the Romance Writers of America. Been nonstop since I arrived Monday night. Many authors running around and lots of chatting and connecting with everyone. Got  a hug from Sherrilyn Kenyon. I will be leaving in a bit for the big Literacy Signing. It is a BIG one and will be a madhouse. I hope to get a few pictures. I will try to post pics later. Until then.......

Spotlight Review: Snow Play by Barbara Elsborg

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SNOW PLAY - Barbara Elsborg Ellora’s Cave www.ellorascave.com ISBN: 978-1-41992-863-5 June 2010 Erotic Contemporary Romance - Short Story Austria - Present Day Feeling like the proverbial fifth-wheel on her ski vacation, Allie decides to let her coupled-up friends enjoy the slopes while she tours the glacier. Unfortunately ski boots do not make for good hunting, and she slides in the ice cave and knocks herself unconscious. When she wakes up (after a mild freak-out episode), she is rescued by the gorgeous Zach, who she proclaims to be not only her hero, but the god of the mountain. Zach is sort-of hiding out at his friend’s yet-to-be-opened ice hotel while recuperating from a knee injury. Seeing an extra set of skis after the lifts have closed for the night, Zach has the feeling that someone is in danger, and goes looking. He wasn’t sure what he was expecting, but nothing could have prepared him for Allie. She’s sweet, and funny, and Zach is falling fast. Two single people,

Spotlight Review: Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright by Maureen Child

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CLAIMING HER BILLION-DOLLAR BIRTHRIGHT – Maureen Child Dynasties: The Jarrods , Book 1 Silhouette Desire #2024 ISBN: 978-0-373-73037-7 July 2010 Series Romance San Francisco, California and Aspen, Colorado – Present Day Erica Prentice might come from a wealthy family, but she has struggled to make her place in the business world. When a lawyer from Colorado, Christian Hanford, contacts her regarding some vital information for her, she’s curious, but skeptical. Then she learns that the man who raised her is not her father, but that the late Donald Jarrod is her real father. His will has not only bequeathed her part of his estate, but stipulated that she must live in Aspen in order to claim it. Erica is shocked at the news, but curious. It doesn’t help that Christian appears convincing—and attractive. When she pays a visit to Aspen and meets her new family, she is around Christian more since he has become like a rock for her. Yet, a part of him treats her like a glass object. Se

Ask a question and enter to win a $25 gift card!

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I will be having Carly Phillips later on as a guest on this blog and I thought for fun that I would ask her to answer your questions. Carly's newest release is KISS ME IF YOU CAN and will be released July 27th. Here's a brief blurb: Sam Cooper ("Coop") has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status. Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop's antique ring, and its—potentially scandalous—history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart—and her family secr

Out of town...but the blog won't rest!

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Just wanted to let you all know that I am headed out of town to the Romance Writer's of America annual conference on Monday. This year it will be held in Orlando, Florida, home of Mickey. If you're near the area, be sure to stop by the big literacy signing, to be held on July 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Here is the list of attending authors: http://www.rwanational.org/cs/literacy_autographing I will have a computer with me, but not sure how much time I'll get to blog a lot. Hope to!!! I will also have my camera with me and will try to upload a photo or two.... :) Never fear, though, as I will have something fun for you this coming week. Find out on Monday!

Crazy winner is......

The winner of Crazy for Love  by Victoria Dahl is LSUReader! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by August 2nd, 2010.

Latest reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information JULY 2010 Contest Courtesan’s Kiss by Mary Blayney & Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer Demon Blood by MelJean Brook & Unchained by Sharon Ashwood Daring a Duke by Claudia Dain & Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare Tempting Eden by Margaret Rowe & Unbridled by Beth Williamson (Erotic) See the Contest page for entry instructions. 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 w

Spotlight Review: The Bikini Car Wash by Pamela Morsi

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THE BIKINI CAR WASH – Pamela Morsi MIRA ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2781-3 July 2010 Romantic Comedy Plainview, in the Midwest – Present Day Andrea and Angela Wolkowicz are twins. Andrea, or Andi, has come home from Chicago where she was a marketing executive for a huge charitable organization. Business has always been her strong suit. In high school, they called her a geek, and she never once had a date. As soon as she graduated, she was on her way to college, as far away from Plainview as she could get. Angela, or Jelly, was less fortunate. Jelly has been brain damaged since birth. Even though professionals encouraged Walt and Ella Wolkowicz to put her in a home, they refused. Instead, they kept Jelly at home and raised her the best they knew how. Jelly does just fine now, she can’t read or write, but she has an amazing grasp on many things in life. And when Ella passed away several months ago, Andi quit her job and moved home to help her father take care of Jelly. It has been a ve

Book winner!

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The winner of A Most Sinful Proposal - Sara Bennett is....... Congrats to CrystalGB!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com  no later than 7/29/10

Come chat with....Shirlee Busbee!

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Legendary author Shirlee Busbee joins us to discuss her book, PASSION BECOMES HER. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of PASSION BECOMES HER! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? July 21 - Wednesday night at 9:00 PM 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 logon screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! Mo Learn more about Shirlee by visiting her website at http://www.shirlee-busbee.com/

Book Giveaway: Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl

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Yes, two giveaways this week! Wait till you see next week. :) Here is the book: Crazy for Love - Victoria Dahl Out now! Blurb: Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man-until her fiancé's plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he'd tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America's most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe's heartache.... A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone "normal." Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe's notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland? Question for

Spolight Review: Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare

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TWICE TEMPTED BY A ROGUE - Tessa Dare Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-51887-3 July 2010 Historical Romance Buckleigh-in-the-Moor, Devonshire, England - Nineteenth Century Rhys St. Maur, the new Lord Ashworth, isn’t sure how he survived the war, but here he is back where he grew up, where the awful memories lie, and where Meredith Lane lives. As a member of a private gentlemen’s society known as the Stud Club, Rhys has also just discovered that a fellow member has been brutally murdered. Bone tired and unsure of what the future will bring, Rhys steps into the Three Hounds Inn and back into the lives of the villagers who are not so happy to see him. Even Meredith seems shocked and, although now a widow, doesn’t seem to believe he’s back for good. It seems he has a lot to make up for after his late father’s desertion. Meredith Maddox, nee Lane, is stunned when Rhys appears in her inn. For fourteen years, she’s kept track of his war escapades and dreamed of seeing him again. Sin

Book Giveaway: A Most Sinful Proposal by Sara Bennett

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A Most Sinful Proposal - Sara Bennett Out now! Blurb: Marissa Rotherhild has set her heart on the Honorable George Kent. She wants to marry him because they have so much in common and he makes her laugh, so she sets out to snare him. But when she arrives at his country estate George isn't there, however his brother is. Lord Valentine Kent is the exact opposite of what she hopes for in a husband, and yet she desires him. Desperately. What should she do? Toss aside her plans to marry George and set her sights on Valentine? Or should she experience what it's like to have Valentine as her lover, as her unconventional grandmother suggests? So Marissa makes Valentine a Most Sinful Proposal . Learn more about Sara and her book by visiting her website at http://www.sara-bennett.com/ Easy to enter.... Just post whether you're interested in this book and I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night. US and Canada residents only. Thanks everyone!

Winners!!

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The Tessa Adams book winner is.... flchen1 The Ellora's Cave book winner is.... Laurie Please emai me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address. Thank you and congrats!!!!

Chat Wednesday night with Terri Brisbin!

Terri Brisbin chats in the Romance Reviews Today chat room Date: Wednesday July 14, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Harlequin Historicals and Kensington Brava author, Terri Brisbin, joins us to discuss her two current releases, PLEASURABLY UNDONE, from the Brava anthology UNDONE, and THE MERCENARY'S BRIDE, from Harlequin Historicals. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a free digital copy of A NIGHT FOR HER PLEASURE, and another lucky winner will receive a signed copy of their choioe of any currently available printed book in Terri's backlist! Moderated by KatBos.

New Reviews Posted at RRT

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Volume 7, Issue 2, July 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information JULY 2010 Contest Courtesan’s Kiss by Mary Blayney & Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer Demon Blood by MelJean Brook & Unchained by Sharon Ashwood Daring a Duke by Claudia Dain & Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare Tempting Eden by Margaret Rowe & Unbridled by Beth Williamson (Erotic) See the Contest page for entry instructions. 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 wi

Spotlight Review: Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

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ALMOST PERFECT – Susan Mallery A Fool’s Gold Romance , Book 2 HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77490-6 July 2010 Contemporary Romance Fool’s Gold, California – Present Day Best-selling author Liz Sutton grew up in Fool’s Gold on the wrong side of the tracks, but it didn’t stop her from loving Ethan Hendrix. However, their secret relationship soured when he publicly rejected her in front of friends. Humiliated, she left town to start a new life. Liz soon learned she was pregnant and two attempts to try to tell Ethan failed. Now, more than ten years later, she’s returned to town to claim her two nieces, who are parentless. First order of business is to finally inform Ethan that he is a father. She didn’t entirely expect his reaction, one of outrage that she kept his son from him, or that long buried emotional feelings for him would surface again. Ethan’s the oldest of his siblings and the rock that runs the family business since his father’s death. When Liz comes back to town, he immediately s

Giving away a Caveman....

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Or, rather..... Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction I By: Allyson James, Delilah Devlin, Denise Rossetti, Jory Strong, Lillian Feisty, Sherrill Quinn Choosing Madison By Sherrill Quinn Gaelen Brecca has to track down the errant fiancée of his world's leader. When he finds her hiding out on Earth, Gaelen has no choice but to take along Earthwoman Madison Marquette as well. Finding a mate was the last thing he and his bond-brother, Leax Ilan, expected on their mission. When she discovers that her new friend is actually an alien princess, Madison is ready for a grand adventure with her. She's immediately drawn to Gaelen and Leax, who make no secret of their attraction for her. Can they secure her sensual surrender? Club Vamp By Allyson James When master vampire Kenelm sees Helena Girard, he knows she's the one destined to restore him to power. He sends his lover, Adam Chase, to bring her to his club. Helena is instantly smitten with gorgeous Adam, but know

A Perfect 10: TEMPTED BY A WARRIOR by Amanda Scott

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TEMPTED BY A WARRIOR - Amanda Scott A Perfect 10 Grand Central's Forever ISBN: 978-0-446-56132-7 July 2010 Historical Romance Annandale, Scotland, near the Border; Summer of 1377 Two years ago, the former Lady Fiona Dunwythie eloped with handsome Will Jardine, of whom her father disapproved. (It's so tempting to drop a few clichés here, e.g., Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Handsome is as handsome does. Never were they more true.) Will turned out to be a bully and a mean drunk. His father, Old Jardine, is no better, though bedridden. But now, after giving his wife a sound beating that could have imperiled the child she carries, Will has disappeared; some fear he's dead somewhere. Could Fiona be blamed for hoping? Old Jardine has a sister whose son is Sir Richard Seyton, knight, baron and laird of Kirkhill. Richard receives a message from Old Jardine summoning him to his deathbed as heir to his estates. When Richard arrives, things are not as purported. Will ha

Chat with Annette Blair!

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Super awesome author Annette Blair joins us to discuss her book, DEATH BY DIAMONDS, Vintage Magic Mystery #3. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of LARCENY AND LACE, Vintage Magic Mystery #2! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Julu 7th -- Wednesday night at 9:00 PM 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 logon screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! Mo Boylan

A Perfect 10: BARELY A LADY by Eileen Dreyer

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BARELY A LADY – Eileen Dreyer Drake’s Rakes , Book 1 A Perfect 10 Grand Central's Forever ISBN: 978-0-446-54208-1 July 2010 Historical Romance Charleroi and Brussels, Belgium – 1815 Olivia Grace is a chaperone in the crowded ballroom; while the ball commences, the men in the field nearby are preparing for the battle of Quatre Bras, Waterloo. Olivia meets Lady Kate, the Dowager Duchess of Murther, and her friend, Grace Fairchild. When the canons roar, people begin to evacuate back to England, and Olivia is left behind. She finds herself harassed by her ex-husband’s cousin Gervaise, a man she abhors, but one who is determined to have her. Lady Kate saves the day when she hires Olivia to be her companion. Olivia is sure that if Lady Kate knew who she really was, she would be ostracized, but she dare not reveal her past until she can safely get away from Gervaise. Grace asks Olivia to accompany her through the battlefield to look for her father; she has not heard from him sin

Guest Blog: Tessa Adams asks 'Why are Shapeshifters So Sexy?'

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When my editor first approached me about writing a paranormal series, I spent a lot of time thinking about kind of series I wanted to write. Did I want to do vampires, who are admittedly very sexy but at the same time have so many different series out that I wasn’t sure I could come up with an original idea? Did I want to do witches, who I love to read about or did I want to have the series be connected through my heroes instead of my heroines? Did I want to do fairies or immortal warriors or psychics? The list went on and on, but even as I considered each choice (all of which I really love reading) a part of me knew that I was going to write about shifters all along. There’s just something about them—the ability to change form, all that animal magnetism, all that heat and sexiness and darkness—that I just can’t resist, as a reader or a writer. And that’s when my new series idea, Dragon’s Heat, was born—a group of dragon shifters who live in the caves of the modern day New Mexico des

Winner is....

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The winner of A Tale of Two Demons is .... SUE A.. Poster #14 Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snaiil mail.

New Reviews Posted

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Volume 7, Issue 1, July 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Happy Birthday America!!! Updates/Information JUNE 2010 Contest Winners Non- Erotic Prize books: The True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde, Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn – Winner: Jody Faltys When Marrying a Scoundrel by Kathryn Smith, In the Darkest Night by Patti O’Shea - Winner: Cathie Morton Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch and Breath of Heaven by Cindy Holby- Winner: Melissa Keith Erotic Prize books: Love, Unexpectedly by Susan Fox and Victor by Julia Templeton – Winner: Mitzi Hinkey JULY 2010 Contest Courtesan’s Kiss by Mary Blayney & Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer Demon Blood by MelJean Brook & Unchained by Sharon Ashwood Daring a Duke by Claudia Dain & Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare Tempting Eden by Margaret Rowe & Unbridled by Beth Williamson (Erotic) See the Contest page for entry instruction

Chat Friday night at RRT!

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Kick off the weekend by chatting with us in the Romance Reviews Today chatroom. Starts at 9:30 PM EST. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT chat and into the chat room. Hope to see you there!

Book Giveaway

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A Tale of Two Demon Slayers by Angie Fox Out now! Blurb: 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. Want this? Easy to enter by just posting away. One