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Join us for a New Year's Eve party chat!

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When: December 31st at 9:30 PM Eastern Time until...?? Where: In the Romance Reviews Today chat room. Click here for a direct link. The chat will be held in the RRT Chat room. What to bring? YOU Will there be prizes? YES. Check Friday midday for a list of available books. Not all will be given away and you must be present to win one.

A Perfect 10:

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INHERITING HIS SECRET CHRISTMAS BABY – Heidi Betts A Perfect 10 Dynasties: The Jarrods, Book 6 Silhouette Desire #2055 ISBN: 978-0-373-73068-1 December 2010 Series Romance Aspen, Colorado – Present Day It's early December and Trevor Jarrod enters his office to find a strange woman waiting for him. She has a baby with her and introduces herself as Haylie Smith and says that the baby, Bradley, is her nephew…and his son! Seems Trevor had a one night stand with Haylie's sister, who has since died, and she's determined for him to know his son. He doesn't quite believe her, but he's willing to wait out the results of the DNA test. Trevor also is more than a bit attracted to Haylie and asks her and Bradley to stay with him until the results are back. Of course, the fact that he wants to get to know both his son and the aunt has a lot to do with it. Haylie thought she was doing the right thing bringing her nephew to meet his father. However, she has begun to rea

The winner is....

Poster #18 - SEO wins the copy of ROYAL HOLIDAY BABY by Leanne Banks. Congrats and email me by 1/5/11.

Don't forget the final two days to enter the contest at RRT

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In case you're not aware of this contest, Terrie has a monthly contest over at the Romance Reviews Today main site. Check it out: http://romrevtoday.com/Web%20Pages/contest.htm Decemeber's contest ends 12/31/10!

Chat Wednesday night with....

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Clare Austin chats with Mo and the gang at Romance Reviews Today Date: Wednesday December 29, 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: The Wild Rose Press Author Clare Austin joins us to discuss her releases BUTTERFLY; ANGEL'S SHARE; and HOTFLASH. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a free download of either book! Moderated by KatBos. Author website is http://www.clareaustin.com/

A Perfect 10:

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THE BARDS OF BONE PLAIN – Patricia A. McKillip A Perfect 10 Ace ISBN: 978-0-441-01957-1 December 2010 Fantasy Caerau, Belden Phelan Cle is in his final year of studying to become a bard; he only has to complete his final paper before he will graduate. Bored with school, he picks an easy topic he knows hundreds of other students have chosen before him, the tale of the bard Nairn and the Bone Plain. But studying the mysterious life of the antiquated bard leads to Phelan learning more about the mysteries of his own city, and the music itself. Princess Beatrice enjoys digging around the city, searching for lost artifacts from the olden times. On one such dig, she found a coin with odd scratches on it, and her curiosity led her to the archives. Soon, Phelan and Beatrice are on a similar track, searching for a place lost in myth and lore. While digging in a new site, she discovers a strange stone door with another odd symbol, something older than ever before discovered, right abou

Book Giveaway:

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ROYAL HOLIDAY BABY by Leanne Banks Silhouette Special Edition Blurb: THE PRINCESS IS PREGNANT! IS THE DADDY A TEXAS TYCOON? Valentina Deveraux was still in shock. She had always been the good girl, the model princess—not the one getting mixed up in tabloid scandals. But one carefree night burning the bedsheets with charming Texan Zachary Logan had changed everything. Now her main responsibility was not to the throne, but to her unborn child...and getting to know his or her father. With Zach, Valentina felt she could put down her tiara and just be herself. But the rancher had a dark secret—one that threatened any chance of happily ever after. Could the American cowboy be her true Prince Charming? Or was she risking it all for a royal heartbreak? Interested? Tell us a little about how YOU celebrated Christmas. Winner announced Wednesday night. US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Happy Holidays from Romance Reviews Today!!!

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New Reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Volume 12, Issue 2, December 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com MERRY CHRISTMAS from the staff at Romance Reviews Today!! Chats – All chats begin at 9 pm eastern. Check out the RRT Blog for the most current author chat schedule. Open Forum with Scheme on Monday, Author Chat's with Crazy Mo on Wednesday, and Friday Nights with Patti. Don't miss the chats they are informative and fun! A Link to the chat room can be found on the home page at www.romrevtoday.com New reviews this issue: 38 (includes 2 Erotic review) Anthologies MINE UNTIL MORNING – Jasmine Haynes – Holly – Erotic Contemporary Romance THE OTHERSIDE – J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Kay McComas – Jennifer - Paranormal Contemporary Fiction GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART – Teresa Mederios – A Love Story in 140 Characters - Jane SOCIAL LIVES - Wendy Walker - Diana - Women's Ficiton THE THREE KINGS – A Christmas Dat

Book Winners!

First off are the Kat Martin book winners..... Congrats to Stephanie and flchen1! Next up is the Wicked Wonderland winner.... Congrats to Kat1Reader! Email me your mailing addresses to pattifischer@yahoo.com

Kat Martin chats LIVE at Romance Reviews Today on Wednesday 12/22/10!

Wednesday December 22, 2010 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. The chat is held in Mo's Book Buzz chat room Notes: Author Kat Martin joins us to discuss her book, AGAINST THE FIRE. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of SCENT OF ROSES and a $10 Borders Gift Card! Moderated by CrazyMo.

Spotlight Review:

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DAY OF THE DRAGON - Rebecca York Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23819-9 December 2010 Paranormal Romance Present Day Ramsey Gallagher hopes that the lecture he'll be attending will give him the answers he has searched for all of his life. A recent archaeological expedition in Italy has uncovered some startling facts, and considering that the dig is located in roughly the same area where he was found as a child, Ramsey isn't about to miss the lecture. When Dr. Madison Dartmoor arrives, though, she quickly explains that she will not be presenting her information due to an attack on the site. Ramsey had seen Dr. Dartmoor the night before and was interested then, but now it's not just the attraction he feels that has him following her out of the conference…and straight into danger. Though her team has been threatened, Madison is too focused on her aborted lecture to think about being in danger herself — until a man tries to force her into his car. The rescue by Rams

Guest Blogger: Kat Martin

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? It’s amazing the places an idea for a story can come from. Years ago, my first book, MAGNIFICENT PASSAGE, started swimming around in my head as I watched a TV show called The Quest, a tale about two half brothers. I’ve actually had people ask me if that is where my story idea began. NIGHT SECRETS was inspired by the old song “Brandy,” about the tavern maid who fell in love with a sea captain whose heart belonged to the sea. Fortunately, the story was only loosely connected to the song--which saved me from a lawsuit by the people who wrote it! Often my Contemporary novels blossom from something I’ve read in the newspapers or seen on TV. SEASON OF STRANGERS was about a young woman and her sister who had an encounter with a UFO, a subject I’ve read a great deal about. My new book, AGAINST THE WIND, began in a similar fashion. I was cruising along the 90 Freeway crossing Montana, enjoying the crisp fall weather, the brilliant colors of the leaves, a

Book Giveaway:

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WICKED WONDERLAND by LuAnn McLane,, Susanna Carr and Janice Maynard Blurb: Three bestselling authors steam up the pages with sexy tales of women who earn spots on Santa's naughty list... In LuAnn McLane's Hot Whisper, a woman is stranded in a small town when a sexy local offers her lodging, eggnog-and more-to wait out the cold winter night. In Susanna Carr's Hot for the Holidays, corporate rivals become lovers, thanks to an office Christmas party gone wild. And in Janice Maynard's Hot Arctic Nights, a B&B in the far reaches of Alaska promises bed, breakfast and beyond for the new female manager and a hot tenant. Some hot stuff here. Tell us your favorite steamy romance of 2010! One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addressess only. I'll announce a winner in a few days.

The series winner is....

Congrats to CHEY who wins a copy of the The Twelve Nights of Christmas. Please email me your mailing address at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Tracy Wolff winner is....

Congrats to Estella, who wins a copy of  Tracy Wolff's book! Estella, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address.

Q&A with Cara Marsi!!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. In "Murder, Mi Amore," Lexie Cortese's Roman holiday turns deadly when she's mistakenly slipped a stolen blue diamond. Lexie is in Rome to forget her ex-fiance's hurtful betrayal, but she's suddenly thrust into a world of terrorists, murder, and kidnapping. Pursued throughout Rome by people who will kill to retrieve the diamond, Lexie doesn't know what to believe or who to trust. She's befriended by a mysterious, handsome Italian, Dominic Brioni. Can Lexie trust Dominic, or is he involved with the people who want to kill her? Dominic has one job-befriend the American and bring her to justice. His superiors at Interpol believe Lexie is involved with international jewel thieves and terrorists. Only she's the most unlikely terrorist Dominic's ever met. Will Lexie and Dominic learn to trust their hearts before they are both killed? 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Dominic

Book Giveaway:

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THE TWELVE NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS by Sarah Morgan Harlequin Presents November 2010 Blurb: Unexpectedly homeless for the festive season and exhausted from transforming the penthouse of the hotel where she works into a dazzling winter wonderland, chambermaid Evie Anderson secretly sleeps over. Woken by an outrageously sensual kiss, Evie feels her body come alive…until she realizes her seducer is Rio Zaccarelli, her dangerously attractive new boss! This Christmas, it's imperative that Rio's reputation appear spotless—but innocently enticing Evie is a temptation he can't resist! Their scorching chemistry leads to twelve nights of endless pleasure. But will it last once the decorations come down? Interested? I am going to assume we have some series romance readers on this blog. So, what was your favorite romance from Harlequin in 2010? Post away and I'll pick a winner in a few days. One entry per person US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Winner of Sex on the Slopes is....

The winner is..... AmyS!!! Congrats and email me your snail mail addy at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Chat Wednesday night with Dara Girard

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Dara Girard chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday December 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. The chat is located in Mo's Book Buzz chat room.   Notes: Author Dara Girard joins us to discuss her book, PAGES OF PASSION. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of WORDS OF SEDUCTION, the first book in "The Ladies of the Pen" series! Moderated by KatBos. Learn more about Dara by clicking here.

Guest Blogger: Tracy Wolff....and a giveaway!

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I love this time of year. I love the cold that finally seeps into our weather here in Texas. I love shopping for family and friends. I love making cookies with my mom and my boys. And I love all the other wonderful traditions that my family has at this time of year. Things like getting all dressed up on Christmas Eve and going to church and then out to a fancy restaurant to eat. Things like collecting donations in our neighborhood for the local food pantry. Things like spending time with my loved ones when the rest of the year we’re usually going in a million different directions—especially my husband who travels so much for work that he even missed Thanksgiving this year. In my new December Harlequin, Unguarded , my heroine and hero have their own traditions. Not necessarily for Christmas, as this isn’t a Christmas book, but for other things in life—good and bad. My heroine, Rhiannon, is part of a big family that likes to gather regularly to celebrate all of life’s small accomplishm

A Perfect 10....and a Giveaway!

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Here is a two for one... Posting a copy of the review for Sex on the Slopes and a giveaway for a copy from RRT. SEX ON THE SLOPES – Susan Lyons A Perfect 10 Berkley Heat ISBN: 978-0-425-23701-4 December 2010 Erotic Contemporary Anthology Whistler, British Columbia – Present Day Three smoking hot tales revolving around a wedding taking place at Whistler during the winter will have readers reaching for a cold drink to cool down. Maybe one of the recipes provided in the book will help do the trick. Fire and Ice Wedding planner Andi Radcliffe wants Tom Davis and Shelley Williams' wedding to be perfect and she knows it has to be her top priority, but a fire at the Alpine chalet where the wedding party is staying immediately puts a crimp in her plans. Everyone is safe, but Andi has an encounter with a sexy firefighter who proves to be very distracting. Jared Stone is a dedicated firefighter, and after losing his late wife, he's not looking to get involved with anoth

Unclaimed.....

Okay, the winner of To Tame A Sheikh by Olivia Gates has not stepped forward. I rewound the number generator and.... The winner is Stephanie, Poster #6 You can find the list of those who entered here . Stephanie, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Q&A with Joselyn Vaughn!!

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Welcome JOSELYN VAUGHN to the RRT Blog! 1. Tell us about your newest release. My next release is Courting Sparks. It is about a young woman, Daphne, who has had a rough dating history and has decided it is time to try again. Unfortunately, in her mind, the only person she is attracted to is her male best friend and ex-boyfriend’s cousin, Noah. If that’s not bad enough, someone burns pictures from her prom at a local teen hangout and she could be blamed for the arson. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Courting Sparks was so much fun to write; it is hard to pick one scene. There’s the scene where Daphne is trying to give a presentation while Noah is dancing – he’s not good, but he’s cute. Or when Daphne has to bail her cousin Peggy out of jail after her bachelorette party. Or the ride in Peggy’s VW Beetle at the end. Peggy is quite the colorful person and has a tendency to steal the show. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Winner is....

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Linda Henderson wins a copy of SPUN BY SORCERY!! Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 12/15/10.

Chat Wednesday night with Angel Smits!

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Angel Smits chats with us Date: Wednesday December 8, 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 head into Mo's Book Buzz room. Notes: Harlequin SuperRomance author Angel Smits joins us to discuss her book, A MESSAGE FOR JULIA. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of A MESSAGE FOR JULIA! Moderated by CrazyMo. Angel's website can be found by clicking here.

A Perfect 10:

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TEN WAYS TO BE ADORED WHEN LANDING A LORD - Sarah MacLean A Perfect 10 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-185206-0 November 2010 Historical Romance Yorkshire, England, 1823 Upon headlining the ladies' journal, Pearls and Pelisses' list of “lords to land,” antiquities expert, Lord Nicholas St. John, younger twin to the Marquess of Ralston, is eager to be anywhere but London. His opportunity for escape presents with the Duke of Leighton's quest to find his younger sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Nicholas accepts the mission, keen to renew the tracking skills he acquired years ago on behalf of the British government, and the former hunter-cum-hunted, high-tails it out of London . The trail, however, ends in a remote North Yorkshire village, where he, by accident (literally speaking, as in saving her from death by a runaway horse cart), encounters Lady Isabel Townsend. The lovely, lonely Isabel is the eldest child of the recently deceased Lord Townsend, disparagingly re

Q&A with Susan Roebuck... and a giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. "Perfect Score" was published by Awe-Struck Publishing on September 21st 2010 and is receiving great acclamation from reviewers which my publisher assures me is unusual. But some of their comments sum up the book perfectly: “my God this book has the best ending I’ve ever read in this genre” (Rainbow Reviews), “Reading ‘Perfect Score’ was quite a moving experience for me. I brought to mind several life lessons, especially one in particular: whatever you sow, you reap.” (Lena Grey from Queer Magazine Online. Its genre is very difficult to say because it's a mix of non-erotic Romance/Suspense/M/M/Literary. It’s set in mid West USA in the 1960s and is a story about family relationships, corruption, growing up, integrity, responsibility, and being a man of worth in a society of the worthless. The two main characters are Alex and Sam. Alex is a blend of musical genius, stubbornness, a fantasy obsessive and a general ditz. He’s living wi

Book Giveaway:

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SPUN BY SORCERY by Barbara Bretton (A Knitting Mystery book) Blurb: Chloe is always losing things-but an entire town? Just when she was about to settle down in Sugar Maple with her soul-mate Luke MacKenzie, her Fae enemy Isadora strikes, and her new hometown is gone. Even the Book of Spells, her lifeline to magick, can't help her now. Just in the nick of time, her friend Janice roars up in Chloe's ancient Buick with Penny the cat and her yarn stash in tow. If she is going to save her home she has to go back to Salem, where family secrets and centuries- old feuds pull her into the fight of her life. I will make it easy for anyone interested. Just post away and I'll pick a winner later in the week. One entry per person and US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck! PS....if you've recently won on the blog, I went to the post office Saturday and mailed off a bunch of books. :)

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today!

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Volume 12, Issue 1, December 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Quick! Only 24 more shopping days until Christmas – is your book list ready??? Updates/Information DECEMBER 2010 PRIZE BOOKS His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell & Passions of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath In the Dark of Dreams by Marjorie M. Liu & So Close the Hand of Death – J.T. Ellison BLACK WINGS by Christina Henry & Hungry for You by Lynsay Sands Additionally author Lindsay McKenna will be giving away an autographed copy of DEADLY IDENTIY (December 2010, HQN). Visit the Contest page to enter! NOVEMBER 2010 PRIZE WINNERS: Ten Ways to Be Adored by a Lord by Sarah MacLean & Never Trust a Rogue by Olivia Drake – Lori Patterson Scoundrel in My Dreams by Celeste Bradley & Surrender of a Lady by Tiffany Claire – Karen Gonyea The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde & Edge of Sight by Roxanne St. C

Spotlight Review:

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THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB – Lori Wilde Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-198842-4 November 2010 Contemporary Romance Twilight, Texas – Present Day Sadie Cool may be a bestselling author of children's books, but deep down she is still shy, insecure Sarah Collier. Raised by parents who were more interested in their medical careers than their only child, Sarah cherishes the memories of her now deceased grandmother, whom she'd visit every Christmas in Twilight. One of her memories is of baking Kismet cookies. Folklore says if you put a Kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve before you sleep that you will dream of your one true love. Alas for Sarah, her hopes for marrying her true love were dashed at age fifteen when she crashed Travis Walker's Christmas day wedding announcing that he couldn't marry Crystal because she, Sarah, was his one and only true love. Let's just say her world came crashing down. Now an adult, she hasn't forgotten that day and hopes to nev

The winner is....

The winner of the Lora Leigh book is.... poster #22 Jennie!!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 12/12/10