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Spotlight Review:

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ANIMAL MAGNETISM - Jill Shalvis Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23981-0 February 2011 Contemporary Romance Sunshine, Idaho - Present Day Brady Miller has lived his life with nothing to tie him down and no home base. So he’s not completely thrilled to be in Sunshine, thanks to the nagging of his foster brothers. When their foster father died leaving everything to the three of them, Brady signed everything over to Dell and Adam; he hadn’t expected them to make him a part of their veterinary center. His visit doesn’t get off to a very good start when his truck is rear-ended at a convenience store. Other than an immediate attraction, Brady isn’t sure what to think of the woman driving the jeep, or her menagerie of animals. Lilah Young’s morning has not been a very good one. Falling asleep while studying the night before means that she woke up in the middle of her books and homework, running late for the pick-ups she needs to do for the kennel she runs, and not quite looking he

Book Giveaway:

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SURRENDER TO ME by Shayla Black Out in March 2011 Book 4 of the Wicked Lovers series A secret fantasy. Hunter had everything until a bullet put his career as a Navy SEAL on hold. Restless and in need of distraction, he accepts an intriguing proposition. Restless and uncertain about his future, he accepts an intriguing proposition: share an acquaintance’s girlfriend and fulfill her fantasy of a ménage. It should have been just a night of sexual adventure between three consenting adults. But Kata is like no other girl Hunter has ever met. By turns audacious and sexy, then vulnerable and aloof, she’s a heartbreaker he’s determined to master. But he needs more than one night. And he wants to do it alone. An uncontrollable obsession. Kata never expected to leave her comfortable relationship and explore something so dangerously forbidden with a stranger. Hard as she tries to resist, the guilty pleasure overwhelms her, and she surrenders herself, inch by inch, to the hardcore

Winner is.....

Estella wins the copy of COMPROMISED HEARTS!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 3/8/11 to claim your prize. Congrats! And there was a mention of Shayla Black... Stay tuned! :)

Q&A with Jennifer Labelle!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Meant To Be is an emotional story about love, loss, and new beginnings. Jenna Baker is shaken after her recovery with a near death experience. As if being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. She finally moves on to meet the man of her dreams, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear. Meant To Be’s release was on February 16, 2011. Check out http://www.secretcravingspublishing/   to get your copy or http://www.jenniferlabelle.com/ for a longer blurb, and a brief excerpt. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? My favorite would be hard to narrow down, since there are so many of them. Let’s see, if I had to narrow it down to one, it would probably be when Jenna experiences a moment of déjà view. She awakens in the hospital again and feels like she’s already lived this chapter in her life. The first time was to hear the devastating news that

Book Giveaway:

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COMPROMISED HEARTS by Hannah Howell (reissue) Blurb: Emily Cordelia Mason Brockinger was a proper lady, Boston born and bred. So nothing could have shocked her more thoroughly than Cloud Ryder's outrageous proposal: he would guide her safely to her brother's home in the San Luis Valley . . . if she shared his bedroll on the way. Stranded and helpless in the vast prairie, she had no choice. And from the moment his bold lips touched her burning flesh, she knew she would take a perfectly indecent delight in fulfilling the terms of their bargain.   Interested? How about telling us what books you are looking to get in March? One entry per person, US and Canada residents only. Winner announced Saturday.

Kat Martin winner....and a chat!

I pulled the name of our Kat Martin winner from Monday's blog post and it is...... Congrats to Izzy , who wins a copy of Kat's book! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and I'll forward your mailing address onto Kat's PR person. Finally..... Kat Martin chats in the Romance Reviews Today chat room on Wednesday night (Feb 23rd) starting at 9:00 PM EST. Click here to go to the chat room and be sure to click on Mo's Book Buzz chat room to get in the right chat room. http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 . Mo reports that Kat is giving away a fabulous prize: Legendary author Kat Martin joins us to discuss her book, AGAINST THE LAW. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive personally autographed copies of SEASON OF STRANGERS & AGAINST THE WIND! Moderated by KatBos. We hope to see you there!

A Perfect 10:

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DRAGON WARRIOR - Janet Chapman A Perfect 10 Midnight Bay Series, Book 2 Pocket Star ISBN: 978-1-4391-5989-0 February 2011 Paranormal Romance Midnight Bay, Maine - Present Day Maddy Kimble has a busy life in Midnight Bay with her nine-year-old daughter Sarah, her teenage brother Rick, almost in college, her mother, and working as a nurse at River Run Nursing Home. Her best friend, Eve Gregor, just married Kenzie, and it is through him that strange things started happening in town. Kenzie is really a century’s old panther who has settled down in Midnight Bay, and since then, other strange people, or things, have found their way to him and are earning a second chance at a normal life. For example, William Kilkenny has traveled through time to find Kenzie for help in lifting a curse. William was once a ninth-century Irish nobleman whom a vindictive witch turned into a dragon twelve hundred years ago. Eve is encouraging Maddy to give William a chance, but his actions are weird, pl

Guest Blogger: Kat Martin asks...HOW DO I CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT GENRE?

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One of the questions people have been asking me lately is how I managed to change from writing Historical novels to writing Contemporary Romantic Suspense. I have to say it’s never easy to do. Publishers are not risk takers. They always want to take the safe road. It’s easier for them to sell the same kind of book by an author over and over. The writer’s audience is building, sales are improving. They don’t want to rock the boat. And I don’t really blame them. Fortunately, by the time I came up with the concept for the Raines Brothers Trilogy, Jackson, Gabe, and Devlin in AGAINST THE WIND , AGAINST THE FIRE , and AGAINST THE LAW , I had already written three contemporary romantic suspense novels for Mira, my publisher, and seven for a previous publisher. The sales were respectable, which helped me convince them. As I made the change, one of the things I really tried to do was to maintain the style of writing I was known for: fast-paced, high-action, sexy, romantic books. I also

Spotlight Review:

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A SECRET AFFAIR - Mary Balogh The Huxtables, Book 5 of 5 Dell ISBN: 978-0-440-24528-5 February 2011 Historical Romance Post-Regency London Betrayed at nineteen by her betrothed and her family, Hannah almost immediately married the elderly and enormously rich Duke of Dunbarton. Hannah learned a lot from her duke in their ten years together before he died. But now, after a year of strict mourning, Hannah is free to do as she pleases, and if wealth, beauty and determination mean anything, she has the resources to get what she wants. And what she wants is an affair for the Season...preferably with the dark, dangerous Constantine Huxtable. Though the eldest son of the Earl of Merton, Con Huxtable is a plain Mister owing to his being born two days before his parents wed. The title passed to his brother for the short while Jon had left to live, and thence to a remote cousin, the only one among four children of a country vicar he'd never met. Con is resigned to enjoy life and is

Ellora's Cave print book winner is.....

The winner of Bedtime, Playtime is....poster #2.... MomOf1DD Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Book Giveaway:

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Bedtime, Playtime - anthology from Ellora's Cave In these three sensual tales of passion and pleasure, bedtime always means playtime.... Jaid Black Warlord While in Scotland on a business trip, tawny-haired, voluptuous Janet Duval suddenly finds herself transported back into a distant time, enslaved by barbaric, muscle-bound men. The piercing, commanding eyes of Janet's dark-haired captor reveal that he will have his way with her -- no matter how much she protests. But Euan, a fierce warrior, feels a genuine heartfelt passion for his stunning prisoner. And without warning, Janet is consumed with desire for her godlike lover. Ruth D. Kerce Adam 483: Man or Machine? Porcelain-skinned beauty Tyree Samou, a senior officer aboard the mineral freighter HCS Jenway, has had several attempts on her life while in the line of duty. So her brother, the Ambassador of Jenway, assigns Adam 483, a security robot, to guard her every move. But Adam is more man than machine. Stra

A Perfect 10:

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CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE – Susan Elizabeth Phillips A Perfect 10 William Morrow ISBN: 978-0-06-135152-5 February 2011 Contemporary Romance Wynette, Texas – Present Day Meg Koranda arrives in town to be a bridesmaid for her best friend Lucy Jorik’s wedding to Ted Beaudine, the favorite son of Wynette. One look at Lucy and Ted together has Meg advising Lucy that she needs to call off the wedding. To her surprise, Lucy does and takes off, leaving Meg behind to deny that she was responsible for the canceled wedding. Everyone now hates Meg, including Ted, and an unfortunate chain of events has made it impossible for her to leave town. One sludge job after another has Meg pushing onward while she tries to convince those around her in Wynette that she isn’t the bad person they’ve declared her to be. Ted gets in on the punishment of Meg and the two battle toe-to-toe as she wants to prove to him she isn’t a spoiled rich girl. Hate soon turns to lust between them. She, the bad girl of Wyne

$10 giftcard winner is.....

The winner of either a BN or Amazon $10 giftcard is ..... PAM P  Pam, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com Congrats!!!!

Chat Wednesday night with....Linda Windsor!

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Author Linda Windsor joins us to discuss her book, HEALER, Brides of Alba. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a copy of HEALER, Brides of Alba, and another winner will receive a book of their choice from Linda's backlist. Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  Once the screen loads just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you for a chat that will heal all ills ;) hee hee Mo

Q&A with Laura Navarre

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1. Tell us about your newest release. The Devil’s Temptress is a dark and sexy historical romance, set during the Crusades, about a disgraced Muslim knight and an ardent Christian lady at Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court. The Raven is an embittered Crusader, scarred body and soul by a lifetime of war, who seems to embrace dishonor as the Devil of Damascus. Yet despite his public shaming, the disgraced knight has kept his secret honor. Valiant and principled, Lady Alienore of Lyonstone masquerades in secret as a knight on the tourney field, defending shamed damsels no proper knight will champion. When she’s ordered to wed the infidel Devil of Damascus with his unsavory reputation, Alienore dares to refuse. Before she can be truly free, she must prove her worth to her own greatest skeptic—herself. The Devil’s Temptress is a 2009 Golden Heart finalist. It’s won the Emily Award for Excellence, the Golden Pen, and several other contests sponsored by the Romance Writers of America. 2.
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Front Page Affair winner is...

Congrats to Modokker...she wins a copy of FRONT PAGE AFFAIR by Mira Lyn Kelly! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 2/23/11.

Win a $10 Amazon or BN giftcard!

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 Happy Valentine's Day I hope you get to spend the day with someone you love. In honor of the day, RRT Blog is giving away to one lucky winner..... $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble giftcard. Easy to enter (one entry per person)... Which romance novels would you like to see turned into a movie? Winner drawn Wednesday night. Good luck!

A Perfect 10:

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SCANDAL OF THE YEAR – Laura Lee Guhrke A Perfect 10 Abandoned at the Altar, Book 2 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-196316-2 February 2011 Historical Romance London – 1903 &1904 In 1903, Julia, Lady Yardley, was able to obtain a divorce from the husband she hated when he named Aidan Carr, Duke of Trathem, as corespondent in the adultery case. Aiden lost his second fiancée over the humiliating incident. He knows he was manipulated by Julia and dislikes her intensely, although he has to admire her beauty and fights his attraction to her. Now, in 1904, Aidan will try again to find a wife. He is thirty years old and is ready to marry and have children. He is a steady, serious man, but his first fiancée broke their engagement to marry her childhood sweetheart (see WEDDING OF THE SEASON, January 2011), and his second fiancée broke off with him after his drunken indiscretion with Julia. The first ball he attends, he runs across Julia, whom he tries to ignore. She sincerely likes Aidan, a

Book Giveaway:

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FRONT PAGE AFFAIR by Mira Lyn Kelly Harlequin Presents out now! Back cover blurb: Payton hasn't seen Nate Evans in years—not since he used to hang out with her brother in high school. But now she and Nate are guests at the same wedding where the notorious millionaire offers her a wild proposal—a sexy, scandalous and irresistible affair! Nate's outrageous proposition was supposed to stay only paper-thin; it was merely a ploy to distract the tabloids from another, all-too-real scandal. But neither he nor Payton expected such a very public affair to prove so very hot in private… Or to have such lasting consequences…. So, here we are into February. How are you planning to spend Valentine's Day? Keeping warm with a good book or is your sweetheart taking you out to dinner some place special? Tell us about it and you'll be entered in a chance to win this book. Winner announced over the weekend. US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Winner is....

Custom Number Generator picked...... JENNIE as the winner of the Tori Carrington book! Jennie, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info by 2/21/11. Congrats!

A Perfect 10:

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ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY - Heather Webber A Lucy Valentine Mystery - Book 3 A Perfect 10 St. Martin's Paperbacks ISBN: 978-0-312-94615-9 February 2011 Cozy Mystery Boston - Present Day Lucy Valentine is doing well with her part of Valentine, Inc., Lost Loves. She is finally putting her psychic gift to good use, helping to unite people who have been separated from their true loves. Partnered with her boyfriend, private investigator Sean Donahue, and constantly shadowed by family friend and reporter Preston Bailey, Lucy begins investigating a new case about two teenaged foster kids, Meaghan Archibald and Tristan Rourke, who lost contact years ago. But this case turns out to be way more than Lucy bargained for. Tristan Rourke is wanted by the FBI and has a particularly bad habit of breaking into Lucy's car, home, office, where ever he needs to get what he wants. Lucy has also taken on a missing person's case for her grandmother, trying to find her friend Mac Gladstone

Chat Wednesday night with Janet Elaine Smith!

Author Janet Elaine Smith joins us to discuss her adventures in Venezuela which found their way into her books, THE GREEN MILE, and REBEL WITH A CAUSE. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a copy of Janet's book, BANK ROLL: A MAX STRYKER MYSTERY! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern time or 8:00PM Janet's time ;) Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Once the screen loads, just type your name and be sure to choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there for a crazy time that will have you going Ole! Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

New Reviews Posted

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Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2011 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information FEBRUARY 2011 PRIZE BOOKS Sizzle by Julie Garwood & Loose Ends by Tara Janzen When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James & The Countess by Lynsay Sands Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh & Burning Darkness by Jaime Rush JANUARY 2011 PRIZE WINNERS o Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter & Bone Gods by Caitlin Kittredge o Whisper Falls by Toni Blake & Love Me to Death by Allison Brennen o Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke & The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway Visit the Contest page to enter! 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. W

Guest Blogger: Pocket Author Molly Harper based new book on Icestorm 2009

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An ice storm. Stranded in a strange, isolated place without power. Children with an unsettling ability to win staring contests. This is how horror movies start. Watching the news coverage as cities across the Midwest are pelted by the much-touted historic blizzard, I’m having strange sympathy pangs. In January 2009, an ice storm ripped through Kentucky, taking out power and phone lines for thousands of homes, including mine. The first night I spent camped out in my in-laws’ darkened living room with my two young children, I was sure this was just a temporary blip. It was going to be a funny story we could tell the next winter. As in, “Remember that night we had to sleep on an air mattress in front of Grandma’s fireplace and cook on a gas grill in the garage?” By the sixth night, I was no longer amused. Over the next week, Kentuckians were cold, cranky and progressively ill-groomed. I returned to my dark, cold house to forage for supplies one afternoon, only to find my neighbor sh

Book Giveaway:

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PRIVATE AFFAIRS Harlequin Blaze - November 2010 ISBN: 978-0-373-79578-9 Their passion will sear everything in its path...including them. Subject: Palmer DeVoe. Small=town boy turned successful--and still wildly hot--businessman. Conquering hero who returns to his hometown...and the one woman he never forgot! Object: Penelope Weaver. Successful in her own right. And owner of a heart that only one man can truly claim... Situation: Filled with overwhelming sexual tension...and hush-hush trysts that leave them both gasping for more! But you know that saying, you can't go home again? It's true! Unexpected maneuver: Because Penelope has a secret--a big one! The kind that threatens to tear them apart forever. Unless Palmer is willing to give up everything for another chance at "what might have been"... Do you have a boyfriend you can't ever forget? Post once if you're interested. One entry per person. Winner announced Wednesday night. US and Cana

Q&A with Indigo Skye!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. "Her Captive Muse," my first novel, has been picked up by Noble Romance Publishing. It was released in January, so I'm doing a lot of fun contests and giveaways on my blog to celebrate and help get the word out. This dark, twisted tale tells the story of Brendan Delaney, a young man caught in a web of seduction and obsession when he answers Morgan Roan's ad for an artist's model. What price pleasure? Read an excerpt by clicking here --> Her Captive Muse excerpt 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? My favorite scene in Her Captive Muse is a hot sex scene with a BDSM edge. It begins with silk scarves, and ends with ice cubes, a vibrator, and a riding crop. It was a lot of fun to write. I also enjoyed writing the last scene- but if you want to find out how it ends, you'll have to read the book! 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I don't remember a time w

Chat Wednesday night....

Come to Mo's Book Buzz chat on Wednesday night as Laurie London is the guest! Yes, the same one who we interviewed on Monday. She'll be giving away a copy of BONDED BY BLOOD to one lucky winner. Chat begins at 9:00 PM Eastern Time in the chat room. Here is the direct link to the chat: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 In the drop down box, select Mo's Book Buzz and come on in! Beat the cold and snow and get ready to be warmed up by Laurie and everyone else in the chat.

Winners announced.....

I have a couple of winners to be announced... First up, the winner of Laurie London's book is......Cyberclipper!! And the winner of RRT's giveaway of Libertine's Kiss is.... Crystal GB!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Spotlight Review

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CHASING THE SUN – Kaki Warner Blood Rose Trilogy, Book 3 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-23861-5 January 2011 Historical Western Romance New Mexico Territory, 1873 Shortly after the war with Mexico, the Wilkins family established themselves on the RosaRoja Rancho. The older generation is gone now, and the ranch thrives. Two of the three living Wilkins sons, their wives, children, and an assortment of employees thrive there as well. Unknown to all of them, three separate individuals converge on the ranch, two who had their hearts broken and one with a two-year-old daughter. Jack Wilkins left for San Francisco with his love, only to lose her to a higher calling. After a period of mourning spent mostly in a bottle, he took ship to the far reaches of the Pacific. Now he’s back in San Francisco ready to find her, but her trail leads to the RosaRoja Valley. Before taking her final vows, Sister Elena Maria Ramirez heads home to the RosaRoja Rancho where she grew up. Meanwhil