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Chat Wednesday night with... CARLY PHILLIPS!

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NYT Bestselling author, Carly Phillips, joins us to discuss her book, LOVE ME IF YOU DARE, the second book in her Bachelor series. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift card from Amazon! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) 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. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there for what is bound to be SRO! Mo

Book Giveaway:

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ALL I EVER WANTED by Kristan HIggins (yes, two book giveaways this week) Read the review from RRT by clicking here Hero is a vet and both of them have dogs as pets. What is your favorite kind of pet? Post your responses and I'll pick a winner on Saturday. US and Canada addresses only. Good luck!

Spotlight Review:

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TEMPTING THE FIRE - Sydney Croft ACRO, Book 5 Bantam ISBN: 978-0-385-34228-5 August 2010 Erotic Paranormal Romance The Amazon & ACRO Headquarters - Present Day When a SEAL team is attacked by a beast in the Amazon jungle, the Agency of Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) sends in Sela Kahne and Marlena West. It’s possible that the beast is the legendary chupacabra, and Sela, a cryptozoologist will be needed for her expertise. What ACRO does know is that there are representatives of the Global Weapons Corporation (GWC) in the area, and GWC has supplied weapons for Itor in the past. Itor, like ACRO, employs people with enhanced abilities, but Itor is in it for power and money, and are more interested in running the world than saving it. The plan is for Marlena to use her Seducer abilities to find out what GWC is up to, and find the chupacabra, and for Sela to work with the beast, without having to use her own psychic abilities (she can read people’s minds during orgasm). Other th

Book Giveaway:

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HIGHLAND ROGUE, LONDON MISS by Margaret Moore Blurb: Lord of Vice Quintus MacLachlann is arrogant - unapologetically so. When he's asked to impersonate one half of a married couple to infiltrate Edinburgh society, he relishes the challenge of being "married" to the frustratingly willful yet beautiful Esme. Lady of Virtue Esme makes no bones about her fervent dislike of the dishonored rake. He's the last person on earth she can conceive of marrying, sham or otherwise. But being forced to play wife to the handsome-as-sin wastrel brings up very real feelings of desire.... Interested in winning? Then tell us about what books you are planning to buy or hoping to get for September.... US and Canada addressess only and a winner will be announced Tuesday night.

Spotlight Review:

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DOUBLE PLAY - Joanne Rock The Wrong Bed Series Harlequin Blaze #560 ISBN: 978-0-373-79564-2 August 2010 Series Romance Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California - Present Day After her boyfriend basically tells Amber Nichols she's lousy in bed, she licks her wounds in Nantucket at a friend's place. Amber's friend suggests she hook up with the sexy neighbor next door, a one-night stand extraordinaire third baseman for the Boston Aces baseball team. While she contemplates whether to follow through, out of the water rises a gorgeous, breathtaking male. Oh. My. While bookish Amber still isn't yet sold on the idea of flirting with him, she does run into him at a local bar. The two hit it off, and she throws all her caution to the wind and the two end up between the sheets. Then she learns the next morning that he isn't the third baseman, but the coach of the Boston Aces. Heath Donovan spent the past few years as one of the top players in professional

The winner is....

THE PERFECT POISON winner is poster #15 -- JENNIE!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 9/7/10. Congratst!!!

Carly Phillips answers your questions....

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Remember a month ago when I ran a contest where you asked questions for Carly Phillips and I told you she would answer your questions? Well, here are the questions and her responses: 1. When you are writing a series, do you ever get so attached to characters that you want to keep writing about them? I connect with all of my characters on some level or I wouldn't be able to get into their heads, but I'm also always happy to finish a book! I definitely get attached to my characters, but also ready to let them go when it's time. 2. Who are some of your favorite romance authors?   The Plotmonkeys of course ;) Janelle Denisen, Julie Leto and Leslie Parrish. I also love to read Victoria Dahl, Erin McCarthy, Rachel Gibson, Toni Blake, and Jill Shalvis. Recently I've dipped a toe into paranormal reads and fell in love with Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Meaghan Hatfield and more! 3. Have you thought about ever branching out into other genres? No, I enjoy writing light

Mo's Book Buzz chat with Grace Hood!

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The Wild Rose Press Debut author Grace Hood joins us to discuss her book, WHERE THERE'S HEAT. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a free download of WHERE THERE'S HEAT! Moderated by KatBos. When?  Tonight, Wednesdaay, at 9:00 PM Eastern time Where? nhttp://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. Once the login screen loads...just type your ame and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there for a very HOTTT and steamy chat ;) Mo PS...learn more by visiting Grace's website by clicking here .

Book Giveaway:

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THE PERFECT POISON  by Amanda Quick Blurb: Plagued by rumors that she poisoned her fiancĂ©, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants—and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: she can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom. But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern. So rare, in fact, that only one specimen exists in all of England—and it was stolen from her conservatory just last month. To keep her name out of the investigation and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires a fellow Arcane Society member. Caleb Jones runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, he is very good at protecting its secrets—and frighteningly good getting at the truth. Immediately, Lucinda s

Q&A with April Alisa Marquette!

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Please welcome April Alisa Marquette to the RRT Blog! 1. Tell us about your newest release . My newest release Turnabout is a love story, but with a twist. It involves not only the lovers, but their family, friends, and even their foes—a few people who don’t wish them well. Turnabout is sometimes funny, its subject matter is very sensitive, it is sensual, and steamy. It’s about sexy JaMerican Abigail who would like to be involved with ruggedly attractive pop music producer Joseph. However, Abigail’s ex doesn’t want to stay out of her life. So you know there’s drama, because the producer, Joseph is not feeling this. Abigail and Joseph’s friends and family members also want to have their say. Then there are others who betray the couple, at the worst time—when misfortune befalls them! But isn’t that how life goes? If readers need erotica, if they’d like to think, if they enjoy beautiful imagery, and don’t mind feeling frustrated as well as exhilarated, just like in a real relationshi

New Reviews Posted

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Volume 8, Issue 3, August 21, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information AUGUST 2010 Contest My Dangerous Duke by Galen Foley & Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas The Brazen Bride by Stephanie Laurens & Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer & Blind Spot by Nancy Bush Erotic Prize: Need Me by Shelli Stevens & Wolf Tales 10 by Kate Douglas See the Contest page for entry instructions. 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. electr

Spotlight Review:

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ALL I EVER WANTED – Kristan Higgins HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77458-6 August 2010 Contemporary Romance Georgebury, Vermont – Present Day Callie Grey’s thirtieth birthday should be a happy day for her, but instead it turns into a nightmare when her boss (and presumed boyfriend) Mark informs her that he is seeing Muriel de Veers, who will also be working at the company. Devastated, Callie makes an excuse that she needs to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and there she runs into an obnoxious, but good-looking man who makes snide comments about her emotional meltdown while they’re standing in line for a new driver’s license. Obviously, he doesn’t understand how losing the man you’ve worshipped since your childhood—the one who gave you your first kiss—is a big deal. Afterwards, Callie decides to move on, specifically by checking out the new vet in town, who she heard is hot looking. A lame excuse visit to the vet’s office results in a shocking discovery. He’s the man she met in the

Whisper Kiss winner announcement.....

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The winner of Whisper Kiss is... poster number one: Cecille!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 8/30/10. Congratulations!!!!

A Perfect 10:

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VEIL OF NIGHT - Linda Howard A Perfect 10 Ballantine Books (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-345-50689-4 August 2010 Romantic Suspense Hopewell, Alabama; Present Day For Jaclyn Wilde, the next week will be a killer. First, she forgot to pay a speeding ticket, and it's the last day. That means a trip to pay in person before meeting with Carrie Edwards, a bride who defines the term bridezilla. And that's all before the six weddings booked for the next five days. Jaclyn and her mother, Madelyn, are partners in Premier, a successful event planning firm. They are fortunate in both having competent assistants, but Jaclyn will need all the tact and control she can muster to smooth things over with the vendors Carrie has alienated one by one with her outrageous demands. Before the day is done, however, there are two bright spots in Jaclyn's day. The first is literally bumping into a hot guy as she exits the town hall; it's the closest encounter she's had with a man in ages.

Chat Wednesday night with...Lorelei James!

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Come join Crazy Mo and the gang on 8/18/10 as Lorelei James is her special guest in the Romance Reviews Today chatroom starting at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat button on the left hand side and then select Mo's Book Buzz.

Book Giveaway:

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WHISPER KISS by Deborah Cooke Out now! Blurb: One man's mission ignites one woman's fire... Niall Talbot has volunteered to hunt down and destroy all the remaining shadow dragons - who were weakened by the destruction of the Dragon's Blood Elixir - before they can wreak more havoc. Among them is his dead twin brother, making Niall's mission not only dangerous but personal. Tattoo artist Rox believes the world is a canvas to be made more beautiful. An unconventional spirit who isn't afraid of anything, she doesn't even flinch when a shape-shifting dragon warrior suddenly appears on her doorstep. And as a woman who follows her heart in matters of passion, she makes the perfect mate for a firestorm with Niall... Learn more by clicking here Post away and I'll pick a winner on Thursday night (late). One entry per person and US and Canada addresses only. GOOD LUCK!c

New reviews posted at RRT 8/15/10

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Volume 8, Issue 2, August 15, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! Updates/Information AUGUST 2010 Contest My Dangerous Duke by Galen Foley & Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas The Brazen Bride by Stephanie Laurens & Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer & Blind Spot by Nancy Bush Erotic Prize: Need Me by Shelli Stevens & Wolf Tales 10 by Kate Douglas 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 will be post

And the winner is.....

Congrats to mfroelich, who wins a copy of SWEET AND SINFUL by Jodi Lynn Copeland. Congrats and email me your mailing address at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Book Giveaway:

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SWEET AND SINFUL by Jodi Lynn Copeland Blurb: Two young women in the great big city find they have the same problem: office relationships are a definite no-no, but there's always a way to bend the rules - for the right man...Compared to Candy, her across-the-cubicle co-worker, Courtney Baxter is shy. She wouldn't mind being just like Candy, and she's invested in a new wardrobe that practically screams seduce me. Suddenly Courtney has more men ready to hop into her bed than she ever imagined, including Blaine Daly. The man is sexy as sin with a body to match - and he'll go to any extreme to please her...Sensual and flamboyant, Candy Masterson has never made a secret of her love for sex and the male physique. But until TV Louis came into her life, she didn't think she'd find a man who could satisfy her every need - and he just so happens to live in her apartment complex. How convenient. Sheet-scorching sex and torrid romance, coming right up.. Want this? I

A Perfect 10:

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A LITTLE BIT WILD – Victoria Dahl Zebra A Perfect 10 ISBN-13: 978-1-4201-0483-7 August 2010 Historical Romance Lincolnshire, England – 1847 Sometimes being A LITTLE BIT WILD can have life changing repercussions. Bored and a little tipsy from wine at her family’s first house party of the season, Marissa York is tired of simply flirting and foolishly gives up her virginity to Peter White. Decidedly lackluster and over almost before it begins, Marissa tries to push him off so she can escape quickly; however, fate intercedes when her brother Edward, wondering why she was missing from the party, walks in to find Marissa indisposed and threatens to kill Peter. Peter, of course, has accomplished his goal and readily offers to marry Marissa, professing his undying love. Now very sober and in her right mind, Marissa is no longer attracted to her simpering suitor, and unequivocally insists that she’s not having anything to do with a wedding. But Edward knows his sister’s honor is at stak

The winner is...

Congrats to Estella, who wins the copy of An Heir for the Millionaire! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info!

Chat with Carly Phillips!!!

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NY Times Bestselling author Carly Phillips joins us to discuss her latest book, KISS ME IF YOU CAN. Door Prize: TBA! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to 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 for a fun time talking about HOTTT Bachelors ;) Mo

A Perfect 10:

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THE UNEXPECTED SON -- Shobhan Bantwal A Perfect 10 Kensington Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7582-3203-8 August 2010 Contemporary Fiction India and New Jersey - 1976 and the Present Vinita Patil is leading the great American lifestyle with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. After twenty-four years of an arranged marriage, Vinita loves her husband and adores their daughter, and all is well in the world with her. And then one day an anonymous letter arrives from India with devastating news. Shattered after a phone call to her brother in their hometown of Palgaum in India, Vinita's life changes dramatically. As she prepares to fly to her birth country, Vinita reveals to her husband a long-dead secret that could threaten their marriage. In Palgaum in 1976, two ethnic factions are in a political war with each other. The Marathi and Kannada have fought for control of the city, and, at times, the skirmishes are bloody and deadly. No self respecting Marathi girl like Vinita wo

Book Giveaway:

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An Heir for the Millionaire by Carole Mortimer and Julia James Harlequin Presents Aug 2010 Blurb: Two gorgeous men called Xander… Two proud fathers about to claim their heirs! The Greek and the Single Mom by Julia James For Greek tycoon Xander Anaketos only money talks, and when he breezes back into Claire's life, he wants her back in his bed. But what will he do when he discovers his impoverished ex-mistress is also the loving mother of his child? The Millionaire's Contract Bride by Carole Mortimer Impossibly rich Xander Fraser wants struggling single mother Casey Bridges to be his bride…of convenience! Casey knows their marriage can never be real, but that doesn't stop her falling for her new husband…. Post away to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book. US and Canada residents only. Wiinner announced Wed night. Good Luck!

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Volume 8, Issue 1, August 1, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Updates/Information JULY 2010 Contest Winners 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) AUGUST 2010 Contest My Dangerous Duke by Galen Foley & Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas The Brazen Bride by Stephanie Laurens & Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer & Blind Spot by Nancy Bush Erotic Prize: Need Me by Shelli Stevens & Wolf Tales 10 by Kate Douglas See the Contest page for entry instructions. See the Contest page for entry instructions. New reviewers wanted. Contact Terrie – Please include a sample review in your email. Limited number of review open

The winner is...

...of NIGHTWALKER by Heather Graham is won by Tetewa!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 8/14/10 with your mailing address. Congrats!

Spotlight Review:

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THE HOMECOMING - JoAnn Ross A Shelter Bay Novel Signet ISBN: 978-0-451-23067-6 July 2010 Romantic Suspense Shelter Bay, Oregon; the Present It's hard being the younger brother of a perfect son; perhaps that's why Sax Douchett became something of a rebel. After high school, he joined the Navy and became a SEAL. Now this sexy bad boy is back in town, and the town proclaims him a hero. They are even giving him a welcome-back parade. Sax would just as soon forget his time in Afghanistan...if only the ghosts of his buddies would let him. But he'll go along for his mother's sake. The Douchett family was never short on love. After losing her husband and then her father, Kara Conway returned to Shelter Bay to take over her father's job as sheriff. She and her eight-year-old son now live with her doctor mother. Not much crime takes place in the sleepy coastal village of Shelter Bay, so an old human bone found on the beach just might prove interesting. And so might

Book Giveaway:

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NIGHTWALKER by Heather Graham Out now! Blurb: Jessy Sparhawk has seen firsthand how gambling can ruin people's lives. But one night, desperate for money, she places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she's collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back, and crashes into her, pinning her to the craps table. Hired to investigate the murder, private detective Dillon Wolf finds himself fascinated by the gorgeous redhead who'd been trapped beneath the victim—and by the single word the dying man had whispered in her ear. Indigo. What neither of them realizes is that the nightmare is only just beginning. Because bodyguard Tanner Green may have been killed by that knife, but his angry ghost isn't going anywhere—not without vengeance. Now, literally caught between the living and the dead, Dillon and Jessy have no choice but to forge ahead together. Their investigation will take them from the glitz of the Vegas str

Chat Wednesday night with...Annette Blair!

Crazy Mo is hosting Annette Blair at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ chat room beginning at 9:00 PM EST for one hour. Be sure to join us for some lively chatting and information about Annette's latest releases.

Pictures from the conference......

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Last week I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, Florida. It was hot and humid, but these authors certainly proved it was cooler to be indoors. If you want to see your favorite romance authors, then there's a good chance they were in attendance here. Coolest moment for me? A hug from Sherrilyn Kenyon. Second coolest moment? Meeting Sandi from Fresh Fiction. (Sorry, Sandi, that you weren't first!) Anyway, I thought I'd share a few pictures. Enjoy! Next year the conference is in NYC, just before the 4th of July. Toni Blake. Her book, SUGAR CREEK, was one of the free books given away at the RWA conference to registered attendees. Terri Brisbin writes for Kensington Brava and Harlequin Historical. Her newest release is THE MERCENARY's BRIDE. Bonnie Edwards writes steamy erotic romance for Kensington Aphrodisia. Her upcoming release is MEN TIMES THREE and is out in October 2010. Finally, a view of the hotel lobby:

Spotlight Review:

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COLD SIGHT - Leslie Parrish Extrasensory Agents, Book 1 Signet Eclipse ISBN-10: 0-451-23074-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-451-23074-4 July 2010 Romantic Suspense Granville and Savannah, Georgia - Present Day Some people think quaint small towns like Granville are the perfect place to raise a family, safe from the horrors of the cities—some people are wrong. Seventeen-year-old Vonnie Jackson knows the truth; raised by an addicted prostitute mother, she’s seen more horror than most will ever face. Despite that, she’s managed to ensure her escape by studying hard and earning scholarships. Freedom is just a breath away, and then life proves once again that there is no escape, for Vonnie has just become the captive of the serial killer Granville thinks is a myth, the Ghoul. Lexie Nolan, a reporter for the Granville Daily Sun, is convinced that the disappearances of more than ten local girls over the past three years are the work of a serial killer. Given free rein by her boss, Walter, she p

Winner is.....

Well, I'm back from Orlando, but enough of that, because I know you're probably more interested in who won the $25 gift certificate. The winner is.............. PIXIE13 Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your name and what you want: Amazon, BN, Fictionwise or Walmart. Thanks to everyone who entered and I will be choosing the questions and sending them on to Carly's PR person.