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Q&A with H.P. Mallory!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Well, my newest release is really both of my releases, as they were at the same time. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble centers around the life of a woman who realizes she’s a witch and realizes she possesses incredible talents that put her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. To Kill A Warlock is about a fairy in law enforcement who must solve the whodunit before she’s the number one suspect. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? In Fire Burn, I love the scenes in the fairy village because I really got to use my imagination and creativity. In Warlock, I love the scenes after Knight drinks a potion that makes him super horny. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve wanted to be a writer all my life. Ever since I was a little girl, I was writing or thinking about stories. 4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories? They just sort of occur to me. I just th

Book Giveaway:

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THE FIREBRAND by Susan Wiggs Blurb: Chicago is burning And Lucy Hathaway is running for her life. As she rushes past a fine hotel engulfed in flames, a wrapped bundle tumbles from a window into her arms. Seconds later the building crumbles—and Lucy is astonished to discover the swaddled blanket contains a baby. Five years later Lucy walks into Rand Higgins's bank and knows: the orphan she rescued that day actually belongs to this ruthless financier. Now, to keep the child she's come to love, she'll have to give up her hard-won freedom and become his wife. But giving Rand her heart? That, she could never have expected… I'll make it easy for posters...Just post away and I'll pick one entry on Sunday night. Good luck One entry per person and US and Canada addresses only.

Book winner is....

Congrats to cories, who wins the copy of Indecent/Wicked by Tori Carrington! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Open chats this week....

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Wednesday night at 9:00 PM EST is open chat in Mo's Book Buzz chat room. No author guests, but feel free to drop in. http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and then click on Chat Friday is our regular Friday night sit back and relax chat. It begins at 9:30 PM EST in the RRT Chat room.

Spotlight Review:

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THE DARKEST HOUR – Maya Banks The KGI Series, Book 1 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-22794-7 September 2010 Romantic Suspense United States and Columbia - Present Day It has been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly’s wife was killed in a plane crash on the way home from a relief mission. He still feels guilty for not having been the husband Rachel deserved. They had a lot of problems in their marriage, mostly his fault. His brothers have been trying to get him to join KGI (Kelly Group International), an agency that is hired for top-secret operations, but Ethan is lost in his grief. He receives a Fed-Ex package with a note that says "Your wife is alive.” and some photos that look like Rachel; coordinates indicate it comes from a small village in Columbia. Could a drug cartel have her, or is this a terrible joke? The area of the coordinates is where she went on her relief mission. Ethan goes to his brothers, Sam, Donovan, and Garrett and asks for help, and they all get to

Book Giveaway:

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Indecent/Wicked by Tori Carrington A 2 in 1 book from Harlequin (reissues) Blurb: Indecent From the moment Lucky Clayborn struts into his office, psychologist Colin McKenna wants the fiery redhead badly. But how can he possibly have a proper patient/doctor relationship—something his career depends upon—when all he wants to do is to get lucky…with Lucky? Lucky figures the sexy doc needs his head examined if he thinks she'll be telling him her deepest thoughts. Because all she's thinking about is getting naked with him! She hadn't counted on his sexy bedside manner breaking through her mind's defenses—or her heart's. Wicked Will Sexton can't wait to run into his knockout neighbor every day as she leaves for work in her sexy dance costume. But what he'd really like is a chance to see what's underneath the soft material. Renae's been craving a wild session in the sack with Will, too, and when they get together—again…and again—she thinks she

A Perfect 10:

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1022 EVERGREEN PLACE – Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove Series – Book 10 A Perfect 10 MIRA ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2806-3 September 2010 Contemporary Romance Cedar Cove, Washington – Present Day The last time we visited the town of Cedar Cove, Mary Jo Wyse had just given birth to David Rhodes’s baby. In a stable with a few sheep, a donkey, and a cantankerous camel looking on, tiny Noelle came into this world with the help of firefighter Mack McAfee, who immediately fell in love with both the baby and her mother. Now, Mary Jo lives in the duplex next door to Mack and pays a reduced rent to an unknown landlord. Said landlord is really Mack, but he knows if he tells Mary Jo, she’ll want to pay the going rate (which she can’t afford), or worse yet, she’ll move out. Wanting to keep her close, he asked her to marry him, and she accepted, and when he broke off the engagement, things became strained between them. Mack is so in love with this woman he doesn’t know what to do. He just knows he wa

Hot Island Nights winner is....

Congrats to Martha Lawson, who wins the copy of the Sarah Mayberry book! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your prize by 10/10/10.

Spotlight Review:

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IMMORTAL SEA – Virginia Kantra The Children of the Sea , Book 4 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23747-2 September 2010 Paranormal Romance Copenhagen, Denmark, Sixteen Years Ago, and the Present in World’s End, Maine At the beginning of time, the children of fire rebelled against the children of earth, sea, and sky. Fairfolk escaped to the hills, while merfolk—selkie and finfolk—went to the sea. They are fewer in number than the children of fire (demons) who have strengthened and multiplied. Elizabeth Ramsey comes to Copenhagen on vacation before she begins med school. One evening while walking down the street, she is accosted by three men. Another man appears out of the darkness and rescues her. He is tall, with white-blond hair, and wears a long leather coat. When he walks her to the main street, she inadvertently touches him, and he misconstrues the touch. To his kind, a merfolk warden of the Northern Deeps, a touch means either fighting or making love. He takes her to a

Book Giveaway:

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HOT ISLAND NIGHTS by Sarah Mayberry Harlequin Blaze Sept 2010 Blrub: Elizabeth Mason didn't intend to abandon her very proper life. But that's the best way to find her true—and less proper—self. So here she is in Australia, standing in front of a man who's clad only in a towel. Nathan Jones is so tempting he could be the ideal candidate to help this good girl be very bad! Sure enough, thanks to Nathan's talented hands, Elizabeth is living all her sensual fantasies. And while the sex is great, something more is developing. She trusts him, and wants to share her secrets with him, and… Suddenly this feels more like a real relationship than some fun in the sun. Luckily, there's a cure for too much commitment—more wickedness! Enter to win by telling us about your upcoming weekend plans! I'll announce a winner over the weekend. Good luck. (US and Canada mailing addresses only)

New Reviews .....

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Volume 9, Issue 3, September 21, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information · SEPTEMBER 2010 Contest Books o You Only Love Once by Caroline Linden & Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins o Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed – Tracy Anne Warren & Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands o Bound to a Warrior by Donna Fletcher & Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber There will not be an erotic book give away this month. Please 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

Chat Wednesday night with....... BETH CIOTTA!

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HQN Author Beth Ciotta joins us to discuss her latest book, INTO THE WILD. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of INTO THE WILD! Moderated by KatBos. When? 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 login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you for a WILD chat! Mo Mo's Book Buzz

The winner is......

The winner of HOT ROCKS is.... tetewa!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy. Congratulations!!

Spotlight Review:

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CROSS YOUR HEART - Michele Bardsley A Broken Heart Novel Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-23105-5 September 2010 Paranormal Romance Broken Heart, Oklahoma - Present Day Life in Broken Heart is always a bit on the unusual side; after all, the town is full of parakind, and as far as mankind is concerned, Broken Heart doesn’t even exist. Yet, for Elizabeth Bretton, life is about to get even more unusual. A widow with her unhappy marriage behind her, Elizabeth has built a nice life for herself in the town her ancestors helped found. Being a vampire has some definite perks (no more aging!); she has a wonderful group of friends and enjoys seeing them happily in love, even though she believes that romance and love are not in the cards for her. Then Elizabeth receives a jewelry box that once belonged to her ancestress, and it brings with it something determined to kill Elizabeth, and someone hoping to right a wrong. After an attack by a disembodied voice, another voice, this time female,

Spotlight Review:

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IMPROPER LADIES - Amanda McCabe Signet Eclipse - Double Book ISBN: 978-0-451-23108-6 September 2010 Regency Romance Do you miss the traditional Regency romances the mainstream publishers used to publish? Signet is betting you do. Here are two more favorites by Amanda McCabe to follow the March double book, SCANDALOUS BRIDES. THE GOLDEN FEATHER London and Wycombe-on-Sea, 1814 The Earl of Lyndon put an end to his second son's scapegrace ways after his third duel. He bought Justin a commission and had him sent to India. About the same time, a drunken Lawrence Aldritch stumbled in front of a moving carriage and left his widow a scanty few pounds and that evening's winnings, the deed to a gambling establishment. Four years later, a much soberer Justin Seward, the new Earl of Lyndon, returns to London to find his younger brother Harry following his early example. In hopes of turning Harry away from a dissolute life without coming the heavy, Justin accompanies him to the e

Book Giveaway:

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HOT ROCKS by Nora Roberts Blurb: Laine Tavish surrounds herself with antiques in her store. As for her own past, she’d rather avoid it. And when that doesn’t work, she has to rely on an enigmatic stranger to figure out who is chasing her and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change her life forever… Interested? To enter, just tell us about what book or books you are looking forward to reading in October.... I'll pick a winner on Tuesday night. Yes, a day earlier, but I'm thinking of having ANOTHER giveaway this week, so stay tuned. One entry per person, US and Canada mailing addresses only.  Good Luck!

A Perfect 10:

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ME, MYSELF, AND WHY? - MaryJanice Davidson A Perfect 10 St. Martin's Press ISBN: 978-0-312-53117-1 September 2010 Chic Lit Thriller Minneapolis, Minnesota - Present Day Though Cadence Jones is an FBI agent, she's not your typical button-down suit one would expect from a government organization. For one, Cadence is part of a covert branch, the Bureau of False Flag Ops (BOFFO), who track down what would be considered unusual felons. Second, the branch is staffed with agents with rather unusual skills and personalities. Third, and finally, Cadence works with her sisters, Shiro and Adrienne, to solve the cases, an unusual and unique partnership. So, if there is one word to describe BOFFO, it would be 'UNUSUAL'. In many ways, Cadence is just like the girl next door—fun, likes to go out with her girlfriends, loves trying new recipes, and is very close to her sisters. On that last point, one might say Cadence is extremely close to her sisters, if one understands that

Winner is.....

The winner of RUTHLESS by Anne Stuart is..... cories!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Congrats!!!

Chat Wednesday night with.... Deborah Cooke/Claire Delacroix!

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Deborah Cooke chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday September 15, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location : http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. Notes: Paranormal author Deborah Cooke joins us to discuss her latest releases, WHISPER KISS and REBEL. Door prize: Deborah is giving away one signed copy of both WHISPER KISS and REBEL! Moderated by CrazyMo.

Interview with Amber Quill Press author, Kelli Wilkins

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My newest Amber Quill Press “Amber Heat” romance is a fantasy/historical called A Midwinter Night’s Delights. It’s the scorching sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Delights. The book follows the continuing sexual adventures of newlyweds Annabelle & Julian. In the last book, they went to a special ball at the Marquis of Demby’s estate and learned about their passionate sexual natures. Now they’re back to attend a midwinter ball. But there’s one catch, for the last few months they’ve been a little too wild and have to learn self-restraint – at the hands of the marquis and his wife. Here’s the full summary: A Midwinter Night’s Delights Julian and Annabelle are back for another naughty ball! The Marquis of Demby’s Midsummer Ball transformed Julian and Annabelle forever. No longer shy about satisfying their sexual urges, the young newlyweds give in to their wanton desires whenever the mood strikes—even if it’s during a dinner party. Anyt

Giveaway:

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RUTHLESS by Anne Stuart Out now! Blurb: Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won’t be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire... Interested? It's open to US and Canada addresses only. What we want to know is what your favorite read was this past summer? Post away, one entry per person, and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night. Good luck!

New Reviews posted:

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Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Updates/Information · SEPTEMBER 2010 Contest Books o You Only Love Once by Caroline Linden & Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins o Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed – Tracy Anne Warren & Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands o Bound to a Warrior by Donna Fletcher & Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber There will not be an erotic book give away this month. Please 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

A Perfect 10:

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CHAINS OF FIRE - Christina Dodd The Chosen Ones , Book 4 A Perfect 10 Signet Select ISBN: 978-0-451-41292-8 September 2010 Paranormal Romance Switzerland and New York, the Present The Legend: In the long, long ago, two outwardly beautiful humans came together and mated. The woman was sure the resulting conception would produce a child as magnificent as its parents. Instead, she bore twins who were marked by imperfections. The mother immediately abandoned the boy deep in the forest and cast the girl into a stream. The two of them were saved and gifted by the gods and became the first of the Abandoned Ones, all of whom have some special gift. Both twins gathered six others like themselves. Those who are followers of the boy child are the Chosen Ones who work for the good. The followers of the girl child are the Others, servants of the Devil. This still holds true today; both groups gather recruits from among the world's Abandoned Ones. (Quoted from reviews of the first thr

Winners!

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Okay, we have lots of winners here... So, get ready! "Book Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews" wins the copy of Maggie Shayne's KILLING ME SOFTLY! "cories" is the M.A. Ellis book winner! "limecello" wins from Louisa Edwards! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your prize. Congrats!

Guest Blogger: Louisa Edwards (with giveaway)

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Recipe for Love trilogy wraps with Just One Taste First, I want to thank Patti and the gang at Romance Reviews Today for having me here, and for giving my newest culinary romance, Just One Taste, the coveted Perfect 10 rating! I may or may not have your entire review memorized. With the release of Just One Taste, Recipe for Love readers finally get the conclusion of the Market trilogy I began with Can’t Stand the Heat and On the Steamy Side, while brand new readers are introduced to the band of misfits and renegades who make up the kitchen crew at trendy Manhattan restaurant, Market. As a reader, I love trilogies; the way the stories connect and build, the way the characters grow and deepen—it definitely enhances the reading experience for me. As a writer, I enjoy writing trilogies because it gives me the chance to stretch subplots over several books and play with extended story arcs, and I get to revisit a world and a group of characters who are as real to me, by the third boo

Guest Blogger: M.A. Ellis (with a giveaway)

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Hello, all! Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe the year is officially in ‘waning’ mode? Activities and events are ramping up for yours truly. Before you know it, October will be here and that means RomantiCon! I can’t wait to see my talented peers and all the readers who make are lives worth living—and you know who you are! Then it will be Halloween and rounds of events that have the ongoing ‘paranormal’ theme. Who doesn’t love that? I’m thrilled to announce my new release from Ellora’s Cave has my first paranormal theme. Filigree and Fantasy is a panormal erotic romance set in Macedonia—the country. Not the town in Ohio. Although, I’ve been there many times and while I find it quite nice, I doubt there are any shape-shifting canines in the city environs. You will find those in the new book. This is the first book I’ve written where key components of the story were actually based in fact. I was blessed to have first-hand knowledge of the wonderful art of filigree jewelry

Chat Wednesday night with.... Cara Carnes, Anya Richards and D L Snow!

When? Wednesday September 8, 2010 Time? 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time At the Romance Reviews Today chat room http://www.romrevtoday.com/ then click chat and head into Mo's Book Buzz chat room (this is the direct link: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: Authors Cara Carnes, Anya Richards and D L Snow join us to discuss their stories in the ENCHANTED anthology from Samhain. Door prizes: TBA! Moderated by KatBos

Book Giveaway:

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KILLING ME SOFTLY by Maggie Shayne Blurb: The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago, has finally been executed. Case closed. Until Bryan Kendall's lover is murdered in the notorious killer's unique style and the rookie cop stands accused. Has someone committed the perfect copycat crime…or was the wrong man put to death? A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him. But to do so, she'll have to face the very fears that drove them apart. Together they'll work to uncover secrets someone's willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan's bed, reeking of the whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut. A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink… Interested? Just post away and I will pick one winner Thursday! US and Canada

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Volume 9, Issue 1, September 2, 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information AUGUST 2010 Contest Winners My Dangerous Duke by Galen Foley & Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas – Vonda Reid The Brazen Bride by Stephanie Laurens & Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann – Marlene Breakfield Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer & Blind Spot by Nancy Bush – Brandy Blake Erotic Prize: Need Me by Shelli Stevens & Wolf Tales 10 by Kate Douglas – Laurie Gommerman · SEPTEMBER 2010 Contest Books o You Only Love Once by Caroline Linden & Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins o Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed – Tracy Anne Warren & Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands o Bound to a Warrior by Donna Fletcher & Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber There will not be an erotic book give away this month. Please see the contest page for entry instructions. New reviewers wanted. Contact

Winner of All I Ever Wanted is.........

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Congrats to CHELSEA, who wins the copy of ALL I EVER WANTED.  Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Book winner is....

Yes, I know I said Tuesday, but with being busy at work and tired at night, I just plain forgot. :sigh: Anyway, the winner of HIGHLAND ROGUE, LONDON MISS is JODER!!!! Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.