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Q&A with Laurie London...and a giveaway!

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We are excited to have first time author Laurie London visiting us today. She's going to answer some questions I posed to her and then it's your turn to ask her questions. She's giving away a copy of her book to one lucky reader. All you need to do is post a question for her. 1. Tell us about your release. My debut novel, BONDED BY BLOOD, is the first book in the Sweetblood series from HQN. Here’s the back cover blurb: Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy—Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkblood rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors. Now, Guardian team leader Dominic Serrano will be forced to choose between the vengeance he craves and the woman he can’t live without… Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she’s cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one a

Book Giveaway:

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LIBERTINE'S KISS by Judith James HQN out now! Blurb: Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Though not before he is forced to seek shelter from a charming young Puritan woman… The civil wars have cost the once-high-spirited Elizabeth Walters her best friend and her father, leaving her unprotected and alone. She flees an unwanted marriage, seeking safe haven, but what she finds is something she never expected. When her kindness and her beauty bring her to the attention of William, and then the king, she will have a choice to make. After all, can a notorious libertine really be capable of love? **** Question for readers....what is your favorite historical time period to read? Post your responses and I'll pick a winner on Tuesday night. One entry

Winner is.....

Congrats to Booklover1335 , who wins the copy of INSIDE OUT by Lauren Dane! Please email me at pattfischer@yahoo.com by 2/8/11. Another contest to post Sunday and on Monday we have a guest!

Spotlight Review:

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A WEREWOLF IN MANHATTAN – Vicki Lewis Thompson Wild About You Series, Book 1 Signet Eclipse ISBN 978-0-451-23247-2 January 2011 Paranormal Romance Manhattan, New York and Chicago, Illinois – Present Day Aidan Wallace as Chief Security Officer for the Wallace werewolf pack has been keeping surveillance on Emma Gavin, an author who has been writing books on werewolves. Because of her accuracy at depicting the pack, Aidan’s father, leader of the Wallaces, is getting nervous, but Aidan has seen no sign of any contacts Emma has made with the Weres. Aidan is very attracted to the petite blond whom he has been watching closely for the last three months. He has to continue surveillance as Emma goes on her tour around the country promoting her new book. He introduces himself at her latest book signing and hopes to have his father, who is a good friend of Emma’s publisher, have him assigned as her bodyguard. She has received a call from a fan telling her he is a werewolf and wants to sh

Message from Lisa Dale

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Dear Readers, I’ve started a Facebook page. And because I believe in being a good hostess, I’m giving away some great prizes to book-loving friends who come hang out with me! Contest ends Feb 1. Win: 1. $50 Amazon Gift Card! 2. One signed copy of It Happened One Night 3. One signed copy of Simple Wishes Here’s how to join the fun! 1. Join my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Dale/158780257466338 2. Tell two of your friends about my new page (by posting a link to it on their walls or sending an email/message). 3. Send an email to Lee@AuthorSoundRelations.com stating the names of the two people you shared my page with. Subject Line: Lisa Dale Contest! That’s it! (For those of you who aren’t on Facebook, don’t fret! Even if you're not on Facebook, you can still email two friends about my regular Web site ( http://lisadalebooks.com/ ). That counts too!) THE PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 2 (so be sure to enter ASAP). Se

Winner is....

The winner of the Roxanne St Claire book is...... SHERRY STRODE! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/31/11. Congrats!

Book Giveaway:

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INSIDE OUT by Lauren Dane Blurb: WORTH THE WAIT Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself. Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense. While Ella’s

Chat with Deb Stover Wednesday night!

Title: Deb Stover chat Date: Wednesday January 26, 2011 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 Chat and then head into Mo's Book Buzz chat room! Notes: Author Deb Stover joins us to discuss the reissues of her books, A WILLING SPIRIT and SOME LIKE IT HOTTER. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive their choice of either a mass market or Kindle version of A WILLING SPIRIT! Moderated by KatBos.

February releases

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RRT has a list of February releases click here Check it out. What are you looking forward to reading in February?

A Perfect 10:

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CLAIMED: THE PREGNANT HEIRESS – Day Leclaire A Perfect 10 The Takeover , Book 1 Silhouette Desire #2060 ISBN: 978-0-373-73073-5 January 2011 Series Romance Vista del Mar, California – Present Day Two months ago in New York City, Chase Larson had a blistering night of passion with a woman he only knew by her first name, Emma. He has been unable to locate her again until the night he attends a party with his stepbrother, Rafe, and discovers that she is Emma Worth, the daughter of the man whose company his brother is about to take over. Chase wants to reconnect with Emma, but she resists. However, he persuades her to go for round two, and their night of passion soon turns into a morning of revelation: Emma is pregnant. Emma never forgot Chase from their passionate night in New York, but she can’t get involved with any man right now. Her focus is on making sure the impending sale of her father’s company doesn’t displace the townspeople of Vista del Mar. Rafe’s takeover is border

Book Giveaway:

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EDGE OF SIGHT by Roxanne St. Claire Blurb: The killer she can't escape . . . The heartbreak she can't forget . . . The one man who can stop them both. When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won't provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he's equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life. Now, as they crack a conspiracy that leads to Boston's darkest corners, Sam and Zach must face their fears, desires, and doubts, before a hired killer gets a second shot... Post once if you're interested. I'll announce the winner Wednesd

New Reviews Posted

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Romance Reviews Today Volume1, Issue 2, January 2011 http://www.romrevtoday.com/ 11 New Reviews! A WEREWOLF IN MANHATTAN – Vicki Lewis Thompson – Wild About You Series, Book 1 – Marilyn – Paranormal Romance AMNESIAC EX, UNFORGETTABLE VOWS - Robyn Grady – Deborah – SD#2063 – Series Romance CHASING THE SUN – Kaki Warner – Blood Rose Trilogy, Book 3 – Jane – Historical Romance FIRST LORD'S FURY - Jim Butcher – The Codex Alera series, Book 6 – Robin – Fantasy IN DEEP – Chloe Harris – Holly – Erotic Historical Romance MASTER OF SMOKE - Angela Knight – Mageverse Series, Book 7 – Jennifer – Paranormal Romance RAVISHED BY A VIKING – Delilah Devlin – Jennifer – Erotic Fantasy Romance SANTA’S SLEEPING BEAUTY - Lisa Fox – Jennifer – Erotic Contemporary Romance – Nibble SCARED TO DEATH – Wendy Corsi Staub – Jane – Suspense SPELLWEAVER - Lynn Kurland – A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms – Jani – Fantasy Romance TO HAVE AND TO KILL – Mary Jane Clark – A Wedd

Q & A with K D Grace

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My erotic romance, The Initiation of Ms Holly , is a modern retelling of the Psyche and Eros myth. I was one of those people trapped in a train in the Eurostar tunnel two years ago. With nothing to do but sit and wait in the pitch black, my imagination went wild. A sexy encounter in a dark train with a man whose face you never see is an exciting fantasy, but what would happen if you were never allowed to see your lover’s face? What if all the lust, all the emotions, all the desire that accompanies new love were there in spades, but you couldn’t do anything about it? What if, like Psyche, the only way to see your lover’s face and get the rest of the package is to fulfill certain obligations, certain tasks that would stand you in good stead with his powerful friends. Journalist Rita Holly never dreamed sex with the mysterious Edward in the dark of a malfunctioning train would lead to a blindfolded, champagne-drenched tango, a spanking by a but

Catherine Mann book winner is.....

Congrats to Linda Henderson, who wins the copy of  THE MAVERICK PRINCE! Please email me by 1/30/11 at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Chat Wednesday night with Kat Martin!

New York Times Bestselling author, Kat Martin, joins us to discuss her book, AGAINST THE FIRE. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a personally autographed copy of THE SECRET & $10 Borders Gift Card. Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Then just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there for a fiery chat with a legend ;) Mo

A Perfect 10:

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WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST – Eloisa James A Perfect 10 Avon ISBN; 978-0-06-202127-4 January 2011 Historical Romance Pendine, Wales – 1800’s Linnet Berry Thrynne has ruined her reputation by consorting with the prince. It was only kisses, but the prince says he cannot marry a lowly viscount’s daughter, and the gossip is that Linnet is pregnant. Linnet is beautiful with a voluptuous figure; she is beyond comparison, but now she is considered unmarriageable. Because of her mother’s reputation, even her father and aunt don’t believe Linnet when she says she is a maiden. Her aunt suggests that Linnet be sent to Piers Yelverton as a marriage partner. It is rumored that he is impotent. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Merchant, heir to the Duke of Windebank, is living in Wales. He is in pain from his injured leg, is grumpy and rude; sometimes he is called “the beast”. Piers is a brilliant doctor although a bit direct, and tells his patients the truth about their condition, refusing to us

Guest Blogger: Kat Martin on....Researching AGAINST THE FIRE--a Hot Topic!

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Everyone thinks writing an historical novel is all about the research, studying the time frame, the political events, the clothes, the mores of the era, that sort of thing. Authors often shy away from writing Regency or Victorian because of the research involved. What many readers and aspiring writers don’t understand is that writing a contemporary novel can demand just as much research as an historical. In AGAINST THE FIRE, the second book in my Raines brothers trilogy, the plot deals with an arsonist who is determined to ruin, then murder the hero, Gabriel Raines. The story demanded I write about fires. Which meant I needed to know about fires. What techniques were used to fight fires; what people, besides the firemen who arrived at the scene, were involved? I learned that time arson is suspected, which turns out to be quite often, the arson squad is brought in. There are set procedures, rules that must be followed. I did a ton of work on the Internet for AGAINST THE FIRE, usi

Book Giveaway:

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THE MAVERICK PRINCE Silhouette Desire Blurb: The world knew him only as a Texas shipping magnate, lover of the finer things in life…including Shannon Crawford. But when Tony Medina’s true identity was splashed across the tabloids, he could no longer hide his royal heritage. Despite his lover’s furious reaction to the news, Tony had no choice but to whisk her away to his secret island retreat. He claimed he was simply guarding Shannon from the paparazzi. But Tony’s true goal was to win her back…by any means necessary. Read RRT's review by clicking here.   Interested....   What romance novel character would you like to be stranded on a desert island with? Pick ONE and tell us about it and why.   I'll announce a winner Wednesday night.   Good luck!   US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Visit the new Romance Reviews Today website!

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Check it out.. http://romancereviewstoday.weebly.com/ Terrie has January reviews posted.

Q&A with Jana Richards

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Give a big welcome to author Jana Richards as she discusses her latest release, FLAWLESS! 1. Tell us about your newest release. I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that “Flawless” was released on January 5 from The Wild Rose Press ( http://www.thewildrosepress.com/ ) as part of their Jewels of the Night series. “Flawless” is a romantic suspense set in France during the Second World War. Here’s a blurb: France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice; help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge. Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand’s husband died when he was betrayed by Hunter Smith. How can she now pretend to be married to the arrogant American? How can she betray Jean Philippe’s memory by her passionate response to Hu

Winner is....

Congrats to Jennie, who wins WHISPER FALLS!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info!

Chat Wednesday night with Marie Force!

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Carina Press author Marie Force joins us to discuss her book, FATAL JUSTICE. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of FATAL JUSTICE! Moderated by KatBos. When? Tomorrow night (Wed) at 9:00PM 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! Mo

Q&A with Lucy Felthouse!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My latest release, Uniform Behaviour, is particularly exciting because it’s the first anthology I’ve edited. It’s an erotic uniform anthology, containing sixteen stories from fourteen authors. The uniforms in question range from soldiers and sailors through to cleaners and waiters! A percentage of the proceeds also goes to Help for Heroes, a UK charity aiding those who have been wounded in current conflict. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? My story in Uniform Behaviour is called Just Couldn’t Wait and features a journalist who catches sight of a handsome waiter at a dull press party. Let’s just say things don’t stay dull for long! As it’s only a short tale in itself I don’t want to give too much away, you’ll just have to read it and find out what happens! 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I don’t think there was ever a moment of realisation. Even as a child I was always w

Book Contest:

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WHISPER FALLS by Toni Blake Out now! Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where coming home means finding your true heart and maybe even your true love.   Tessa Sheridan came crawling back home to Destiny after her big city interior design career crumbled. Now not only must she struggle to make ends meet, she has to contend with a biker next door and the roar of Harleys shattering the serenity of her cabin in the woods. Worse still, her sexy bad boy neighbor makes her feel breathless and weak—and shy, petite Tessa knows what a major mistake it would be to get involved with someone so…dangerous. They say that former teen rebel Lucky Romo has a dark, secret past—that he’s trouble with a capital “T.” Still, Tessa feels all tingly when she sees how well he fills out a pair of tight jeans. And when Lucky invites her into his world, she knows the intense heat sparking between them could lead her somewhere wild and wonderful…and, yes, dangerous! Want to win a copy? Then post away and I'll d

Winners!

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First up, the winner of the $10 giftcard is... TheresaN!!! Finally, the winner of the JD Robb book is.... ReneeG!! Congrats ladies and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/17/11 to claim your prize.

Spotlight Review:

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NO PLACE TO RUN - Maya Banks A KGI Novel , Book 2 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23819-6 December 2010 Romantic Suspense Tennessee - Present Day In the five months since the KGI mission that took him to Mexico, Sam Kelly hasn't been able to get Sophie out of his mind. It's bad enough getting involved with a woman while on a mission, but that he can't forget her, or the fact that she had disappeared by the time he went back for her, is making Sam a little crazy. Then, while enjoying a barbecue with his brothers at his cabin, Sam sees a woman floating in the lake. Her rescue reveals the woman has bruising around her neck, a bullet-wound in her arm, a pregnancy bump…and finally Sophie's beautiful face. After killing her father, a conscienceless arms dealer, Sophie knew the worst thing she could do would be finding Sam Kelly. A few too many close calls with her father's men and the difficulty of being on the run leave her with little choice. Kelly Group Interna

Book Giveaway:

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BIG JACK by JD Robb Blurb: Note: Previously published in Remember When In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist...someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all-and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years. Simple to enter...if you're interested, just post ONCE and I will pull a winner on Sunday night. One entry per person. US and Canada addresses only.

Chat Wednesday night with Allison Brennan!

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New York Times Bestselling author Allison Brennan joins us to discuss her book, LOVE ME TO DEATH. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of LOVE ME TO DEATH! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow night at 9:00PM 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 a spine-tingling, chiller thriller of a night! hee hee Mo Mo's Book Buzz

Spotlight Review:

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EXPLOSIVE – Beth Kery Berkley Heat ISBN: 978-0-425-23671-0 December 2010 Erotic Romantic Suspense Chicago, Illinois – Present Day Dr. Sophie Gable is taking a well-deserved week off at Haven Lake when in walks Thomas Nicosia. Thomas works in the same building she does, and she sees him all the time, always feeling there was some kind of attraction between them, but neither of them has had the nerve to make the first move. Now Thomas looks rumpled, is not talking normally, and seems less than his usual well kept persona. When they end up in bed together and he's gone the next morning, she knows something was wrong with him. Could it have something to do with the death of his “brother” and nephew recently? In fact, Thomas's brother, Rick Carlisle, was the son of the man who took him in at the age of ten after both his parents were shot to death. Rick Carlisle was a journalist, and word is he was going to name his father, Joseph, as head of the Chicago mob. Joseph Carlisle

Q&A with Tina Martin!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Secrets On Lake Drive is an emotional story of Monica Smith and Sean Beauvais, two people who are seemingly rivals but may be just what the other needs to have a happy, meaningful and successful life. Secrets On Lake Drive is a novel based on the secrets each person carries. In the end, those secrets may hold them together or drive them apart. Read a longer synopsis and review at http://www.prlog.org/10887490-apex-review-of-secrets-on-lake-drive-tina-martin.pdf . Secrets On Lake Drive is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? I have many favorite scenes in the novel, but one of my favorites is when Monica shows up at Sean’s house to give him a class portrait. She’s so distracted by his good looks and his chiseled abs she temporarily forgets why she came over in the first place. Sean smiles, because he already knows he’s ‘all that’ and to see a woman completely lose

Best Books of 2010...and win a $10 giftcard

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So, here we are, already into 2011. Which reminds me, I haven't changed my calendars. Lazy weekend after partying Friday night to ring in the new year. ;-) As we begin the year, of course our thoughts will have us thinking about last year. How many books did you read? Did your reading tastes change? Find new authors? I am sure we all have an answer to those questions, but the big one I want to know is.... What were your favorite books of 2010? Answer that question and you'll be entered in a contest to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble egiftcard. One entry per person and I'll post the winner next Sunday night. Good luck!

Happy New Year!!

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For those of you who came to chat and won a prize, the books will be sent out no earlier than next Saturday. Happy New Year and best wishes for the coming year!