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Spotlight Review and Giveaway:

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THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Heidi Betts Kensington Brava ISBN: 978-0-7582-4761-2 October 2010 Paranormal Romance Anthology Vampires...and Christmas. Hmmm, seems like an odd combination to me. Let's join our country when vampires are all around and accepted, although not everyone knows much about them or their lifestyle. Just a little sneak peek at how vampires celebrate Christmas, or at least want to celebrate Christmas. All I Vant For Christmas Boston, Massachusetts – a Month Before Christmas Despite being a vampire, Connor Drake would just like to have a pleasant Thanksgiving dinner for ONCE in his life, but his brother and sister, Liam and Maeve, are having none of it. Of course, vampires don't need food, but the thought of a family dinner for once is a pleasant dream. Connor owns several world famous restaurants all over the world and lives at Drake Manor with anything his heart desires. Liam and Maeve are vampires, too, but they prefer to flaunt their tattoos, p

Our Anniversary Winners are....

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As you may recall, we had an anniversary contest going on here: http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-romance-reviews-todays-10th.html Now it's time to pull the names of the two winnners. As selected by the Custom Number Generator.... Winners are: Momof1DD and Sandi Congratulations!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your choice of Amazon or BN giftcards (ecards) and the email address you want them sent to.

Book Giveaway:

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CRAZY FOR LOVE  by Victoria Dahl out now! Blurb: Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man-until her fiancĂ©'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? Easy to enter....just post away and I will announce a winner on Wednesday night. US and Canada mailing

Q&A with Tina Welling!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Some of the most fun I’ve had was writing COWBOYS NEVER CRY. I loved the three main characters and the funny scenes and humorous lines that came to me from their voices. The story is about Cassie Danner, who is three years into grieving over the loss of her mountain climbing husband, struggling to get out of the debt he’d left her in, and in love with the Grand Teton Mountains. This leads her to take on the job as summer cook on the Cross Wave Guest Ranch in Jackson Hole. Robbin McKeag became a child actor inadvertently and his career grew through his adulthood into overwhelming fame and self-destruction. The novel opens with Robbin returning home to the Cross Wave where he grew up for time out to heal. His father, Boone, owns the Cross Wave Ranch where these two wounded people encounter each other, antagonize each other and eventually fall in love. The novel explores fame, grief and how ranching conflicts with land conservation. 2. Can you tel

GUARDIAN winner is....

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Congrats to Linda Henderson, who wins the copy of GUARDIAN by Lindsay McKenna. Please contact me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info by 11/8/10

New reviews posted at www.romrevtoday.com

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Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Updates/Information OCTOBER 2010 CONTEST PRIZES: Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright & Something Wicked by Michelle Rowen Luck Be A Lady by Cathie Linz & Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March & One Wicked Mistake by Emma Wildes Falcon’s Captive by Vonna Harper & I Want it Now by Sydney Molare (Erotic Prize book) 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.) All intervi

Book winner!

The winner of FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED? by Jules Bennett is............ ESTELLA!! Congrats and please email me your mailing information at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 11/7/10.

Chat Wednesday night with Kylie Brant!

Kylie Brant chats at Mo's Book Buzz!!!!! Date: Wednesday October 27, 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 and then into Mo's Book Buzz chat room Notes: Author Kylie Brant joins us to discuss her book, DEADLY INTENT. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of DEADLY INTENT! Moderated by CrazyMo.

Book Giveaway:

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GUARDIAN by Lindsay McKenna Harlequin Nocturne Paranormal Romance (Came out this past summer) Blurb: A Templar knight in a past life, Nicholas de Beaufort has no desire to inhabit his former human body again. But when he's ordered to return to his human form to guard Mary Anderson, a woman with a special purpose, he has no choice. Unsure of his new mission, Nicholas is only certain of the scorching lust Mary ignites in him. Mary needs to find the two magical emeralds that could restore harmony to the planet. But when an unexpected threat surfaces, Nicholas's mission becomes clear. He must protect the woman he can't live without—and battle the evil that could destroy the Earth. Post away and I'll announce a winner Thursday night! US and Canada addresses only.

Spotight Review:

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE – Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor , Book 1 Forever ISBN: 978-0-446-57161-6 October 2010 Contemporary Romance Lucky Harbor, Washington – Present Day Three half sisters, raised separately but connected by a now deceased mother, gather in Lucky Harbor to decide what do with the ocean front resort they inherited. But with little cash to fix it up and none of them with jobs, it becomes clear they're going to have to do the work themselves…except for some heavy duty construction work. The sisters get drunk one night and, on a dare, Maddie Moore calls up a construction company and leaves a message for the owner to get over there as soon as possible. The next morning, a hung over Maddie opens the door to the last man she expects to see: Jax Cullen, a man she'd recently shared a hot kiss with on the pier and a man she deems too hot for her. She can't deny the chemistry that sizzles between them, but she's on a rebound from men after an abusive relationshi

Book Giveaway:

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FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED? by Jules Bennett Silhouette Desire out now! Blurb: He’d been faced with the toughest decision of his life—a future full of wealth and power, or the love of Tamera Stevens. And self-made billionaire Cole Marcum had never regretted his choice. Until now, when circumstances forced him to work as partners with the woman he’d left behind. The brilliant CEO was determined to keep their relationship strictly business. Even so, working so closely with the only woman he’d ever cherished had Cole rethinking his priorities. This time, was he prepared to choose love over money Easy to enter this... If you're interested, post one entry and I will announce a winner on Wednesday night. US and Canada addresses only. GOOD LUCK

Spotlight Review:

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THE SECOND LIE – Tara Taylor Quinn The Chapman Files, Book 2 MIRA ISBN: 978-0-7783-2838-4 October 2010 Romantic Suspense Chandler , Ohio – August through September 2010 Dr. Kelly Chapman is a psychologist in the small town of Chandler . She does a lot of pro bono work so when a poor woman, Lori Winston, calls asking for help for her fourteen year-old daughter, Maggie, she makes an appointment for the following day. Lori worries that her A-student daughter has met an older man and is having sex. She doesn't want her daughter making the same mistakes that she did. Maggie has met an older man, but not in quite the way Lori thinks; Maggie is making deliveries for Mac. She knows her mother cannot pay for college tuition, so Maggie is earning money and thinks that she is doing good by delivering medicine for sick children. She has a crush on Mac. Kelly tricks Maggie into admitting she knows an older man, but then she is angry and walks out of Kelly's office. Mac is thirty-fo

It's Romance Reviews Today's 10th Anniversary!!!!!

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In honor of Romance Reviews Today's 10th Anniversary, I am going to give away to TWO lucky winners.... $10 egiftcards from either Amazon or BN.com!!!! Be sure to visit the site at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ How do you enter? Just post away telling us how you have changed in the past ten years. Whether it be yourself personally or your reading habits. I will draw the lucky winners on October 31st . (One entry per person and anyone can participate as long as you take electronic giftcards)

A Perfect 10:

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LADY OF HAY – Barbara Erskine A Perfect 10 Sourcebooks ISBN: 978-1-4022-4118-5 First published in 1986 Reissued October 2010 Reincarnation/Historical Fiction Present Day London , and Wales in the late 1100's While Joanna Clifford was a student, she was regressed under hypnosis by Professor Cohen and Dr. Sam Franklyn. They were successful—she was the best subject they had ever encountered—but while she was in a deep trance, she was told not to remember the experience. Her hands were bleeding and she almost died, but she does not recall anything about it. Now, fifteen years later, Jo is a journalist writing some articles—one on reincarnation. She plans to sit in on a few regressions for the article, but she believes it is all a hoax. Her friend Tim is her photographer for the story. Sam Franklyn's brother, Nick, Jo's former lover, asks her to wait and talk to Sam, but she refuses, angry that Nick is living with another woman. Nick and Sam are very worried about her

Jessica Inclan winners are.....

The print book winners are: Debbie Aromagik Estella flchen1 CrystalGB They win print copies of BEING WITH HIM. The ebook winners are: Momof1DD PamP cait045 elaing8 cories5 They win ecopies of THE WOLF AT THE WINDOW. I will pass your email addresses onto Jessica's PR person, so no need to contact me or Jessica. Congrats to ALL the winners and stay tuned tomorrow night for a really big giveaway!

Q & A with Jessica Inclan......and 10 winners!

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Please give a warm welcome to author Jessica Inclan as she discusses her latest release. As a nice gesture from Jessica,she will be giving away to ten winners either a print copy  (five total) of her book BEING WITH HIM or ecopies (five total) of THE WOLF AT THE WINDOW. 1. Tell us about your latest release? Being With Him, the first novel in my second trilogy--The Being Trilogy--is being released in mass market format. This story starts off the whole large, three part arc, and focuses on Mila and Garrick, my couple, two people who have always felt "other" and who, when meeting each other, finally feel found. There is good reason for this! I am also really happy for the novel to come out in mass market because the price is lower and the story can more easily reach an audience. 2. Do you have a favorite scene from the book that you can share with us? I liked writing Garrick's character because his defense from feeling "other" was to develop a nice sense of

Spotlight Review:

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BESPELLING JANE AUSTEN – Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard, Janet Mullany HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77501-9 October 2010 Paranormal Romance Anthology BESPELLING JANE AUSTEN contains novellas combining some stories by Jane Austen with the paranormal: ALMOST PERSUADED (Persuasion); LITTLE TO HEX HER (Emma); NORTHANGER ABBEY (Northanger Castle); BLOOD AND PREJUDICE (Pride and Prejudice). ALMOST PERSUADED – Mary Balogh Three sisters, Louisa, Jane, and Edna, are daughters of Sir Horace Everett of Goodrich Hall. Jane was always getting into trouble as a child for her vivid imagination and insisting that she remembered having lived previous lives. Shocked at Jane's tales, her parents reprimanded her and punished her for telling lies. After that time, Jane suppressed any unusual memories and became a quiet and compliant young woman. The ladies visit the vicarage and meet the vicar's brother, Captain Robert Mitford, who is injured and home from the wars. Jane is stunned

Lori Brighton winners are....

As promised, two people win ecopies of THE GHOST HUNTER. I pulled out two numbers from Random Number Generator... and oddly, it picked #1 and then #2...so the winners are: Cait045 and Sherry!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and I'll forward your email address onto Lori. Congrats!!!!

Q&A with Lori Brighton ... with a giveaway!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Sure! The Ghost Hunter is a contemporary paranormal romance. Here’s a blurb: When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing... As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction

Book winners!

TIS THE SEASON is won by KarenH in NC THE BILLIONAIRE'S BABY ARRANGEMENT is won by cories5! Congrats and please email me by 10/23/10 at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing addresses!

New Reviews posted!

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Volume 10, Issue 1, October 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information o SEPTEMBER 2010 Contest Winners: o You Only Love Once by Caroline Linden & Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins – CHERYL CASTINGS o Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed – Tracy Anne Warren & Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands – SARA WILSON o Bound to a Warrior by Donna Fletcher & Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber – NANCY DEHNER OCTOBER 2010 CONTEST PRIZES: Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright & Something Wicked by Michelle Rowen Luck Be A Lady by Cathie Linz & Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March & One Wicked Mistake by Emma Wildes Falcon’s Captive by Vonna Harper & I Want it Now by Sydney Molare (Erotic Prize book) Please see the contest page for entry instructions. New reviewers wanted. Contact Terrie – Please include a sample review in your email. Limited number

Chat Wednesday night with Bertrice Small!!!

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Chat with.....Bertrice Small Date: Wednesday October 13, 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 and then into Mo's Book Buzz. Notes: Legendary author, Bertrice Small, joins us to discuss her book, THE BORDER VIXEN. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by CrazyMo

Meet Alannah Lynne...finalist in Writing with the Stars!!!!

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Give a warm welcome to Alannah Lynne, who is one of the top ten finalists in the Writing with the Stars contest sponsored by Romantic Times Magazine and Kensington books. 1. Tell us a little about LAST CALL. A bar owner’s refusal to sell her property could cost her her life. (I don’t think I can give you the whole back cover copy, because that’s one of the challenges. And RT might get upset if I post that copy somewhere else first) 2. How long did it take for you to write it? 7 weeks! I decided at the beginning of May to enter the Writing With the Stars Contest. I originally started revising a fallen/guardian angel story. Then, about two weeks in, I realized I couldn’t tone that story down enough to fit the Brava line (it’s more suited for Aphrodisia). At that point, I went to work on LAST CALL. I’d written it last year, but originally it was only 60K words (it needed to be 80K for the contest), and in a computer crash I’d lost 20K of the original 60K. In essence, I starte

Book Giveaway:

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THE BILLIONAIRE'S BABY ARRANGEMENT by Charlene Sands Silhouette Desire from August 2010 Blurb: The highway collision had brought together more than their two vehicles. Suddenly businessman Nick Carlino was face-to-face with a woman from his past…and her five-month-old baby. Though they hadn't seen each other in years, Nick offered Brooke Hamilton and her child shelter after the crash. It was the right thing to do as they got back on their feet. But how could something so right feel so wrong? Having Brooke under his roof brought back memories the billionaire would rather have kept forgotten. And passions he needed to control. Nothing short of Carlino Vineyards' legacy hung in the balance…. Sort of a bonus since we don't have October reviews to post.... Easy for you. If you're interested, just post away and I'll pick a winner also on Wednesday night. US and Canada addresses only. Good luck!

October reviews will be posted soon....

Sorry for the delay, but October reviews are going to be posted soon. Keep an eye on http://www.romrevtoday.com/ In the meantime, we will have a couple of guest interviews this week. Be sure to check them out!

Book Giveaway:

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TIS THE SEASON with authors Carole Mortimer, Alison Roberts and Natalie Anderson   Burb: "Snowbound with the Billionaire" by Carole Mortimer The last person Caro Montgomery expects at Christmas is her estranged sexy, super-wealthy husband. But this is no accidental meeting.... Jake is back for good—to win back his wife and baby! Caro is determined to refuse...but a heavy snowstorm on Christmas Eve may change her plans! "Twins for Christmas" by Alison Roberts Dr. Rory McCulloch returned to St. Bethal's Hospital to discover a truly special gift—twins! Pregnant, Kate has come to terms with being a single mom, until the man she loves walks through her E.R. doors. Now she and Rory are snowbound together, on one of their toughest cases yet. "The Millionaire's Mistletoe Mistress" by Natalie Anderson Imogen's new boss, Ryan Taylor, is demanding, infuriating and gorgeous. But she's been burnt by a colleague before, and she's not abou

Q & A with Ashley March!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. In Seducing the Duchess, Philip, the Duke of Rutherford, has fallen in love with his wife three years after their marriage. Although he married her for revenge, he is now determined to win her love again. Unfortunately, Charlotte no longer wants him and, in fact, is doing everything in her power to provoke him into divorcing her. The story begins when Philip steals Charlotte away from London and takes her to his country estate... 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? After Philip disappoints Charlotte yet again, she seeks isolation in the nearby woods when it's raining. He comes for her, and they end up dancing in the rain. I know it sounds corny, but it ended up being terribly romantic, and every time I read it I wonder how on earth I could have written it. I love it. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I realized that even as much as I loved my day job, I wanted something

Book Winner....

The winner of CINDERELLA & THE CEO is.... Crystal GB!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 10/15/10.

October reviews are coming.....

In case you're wondering where October reviews are at www.romrevtoday.com .... Terrie had a computer crash, but she managed to save the reviews. Just it is taking her time to get everything put back together. And since this is RRT's anniversary month, I know she has some special things planned.... Stay tuned!!!

Chat Wednesday night with Terri Brisbin!

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Terri Brisbin chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday October 6, 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 and then into Mo's Book Buzz Notes: Kensington Brava author, Terri Brisbin, joins us to discuss her latest release, A STORM OF PLEASURE. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by KatBos.

Book Giveaway:

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CINDERELLA & THE CEO by Maureen Child October Silhouette Desire Kings of California series Blurb: Scrooge had moved in next door and Ivy Holloway was at his mercy. Billionaire Tanner King wanted her year-round Christmas-tree farm shut down so he could have his peace and quiet. He had enough money and power to do it, too. Leaving Ivy with only one option—tame the savage beast. Tanner had found little tranquillity thanks to his annoying neighbor. And then he found himself saddled with a gorgeous housekeeper he couldn't keep his mind—or hands—off. Trouble was, these two women were the same person…leaving the CEO wondering if he could really love his enemy. Want this? Since the title has Cinderella in it, tell us what is your favorite Fairytale.... I'll announce a winner on Wednesday night. US and Canada addresses only.

A Perfect 10:

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QUEEN OF SHADOWS - Dianne Sylvan The Shadow World, Book 1 A Perfect 10 Ace ISBN: 978-0-4410-1925-0 September 2010 Paranormal Romance Austin, Texas - Present Day Some time ago, Miranda Grey discovered that she has a talent in music. Not only can she pick up a guitar or play a piano flawlessly, she can also captivate listeners and make them feel whatever emotion she chose. Miranda soon learned that her gift comes with a price. Now she is holed up in her small apartment in Austin afraid to step foot in the supermarket if it is crowded. Miranda is an empath; she can feel others' emotions and sense their thoughts whether she wants to or not. She can only control the madness when she plays, so once a week she goes to Mel's bar to perform. Her life is turned upside down when she is attacked outside the bar after a show. Miranda Grey survived by her desire for revenge and with the help of a very powerful source. David Solomon has walked the earth for over three centuries. F