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Q&A with Amanda Bretz!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Finding Justus is about Justus, a woman who found her fiance cheating on her a month before her wedding. She calls off her marriage, but decides to go on her honeymoon and takes her best friend with her. It's on her honeymoon cruise that Justus meets a handsome Latin dance instructor, Miguel, and the two quickly realize they have great chemistry on the dance floor, and off of it. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? A lot of the story revolves around dancing, but I feel the climax of the book is when Justus and Miguel dance together on the last night of the cruise. It's bittersweet because Justus realizes it's the last time she'll dance with Miguel, so she pours her heart and soul into the dance. I've always felt the scene has a rhythm and beat all its own. The dance is loaded with showmanship, passion and energy that comes across to the reader. When I was writing it, I could hear the musi

Spotlight Review:

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A LIGHT AT WINTER’S END – Julia London Pocket Books ISBN: 978-1-439-17649-8 March 2011 Contemporary Romance Cedar Springs and Austin, Texas – Present Day Holly Fisher almost has it all. She just signed a contract with Quincy Crowe, an aspiring singer whose next three songs, her songs, just might go straight to the top! So, when her sister Hannah abandons her infant son, Holly is angry. How dare she? Today is the most important meeting of Holly’s life, but now she’s literally left holding the baby, without a clue what to do with him! Holly tries everything to find Hannah. She calls Hannah’s husband Loren, but all he does is give her grief. Finally, days later, in desperation, she locks up her loft apartment in Austin and heads home to Cedar Springs and the house her mother left her. Now, she’s stuck with baby Mason, her sister is nowhere to be found, and the cowboy living next door has decided he wants to be friends. Can her life get any more complicated? Millionaire Wyatt C

Amazon winner is....

Our 1500th post winner is.....KELLY C Congrats!!! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Chat Wednesday night with Julianne MacLean!!!

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USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean joins us to discuss the first book in her new series, CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER. Door Prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER! Moderated by KatBos. When? Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://romancereviewstoday.weebly.com/ 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 for a wild Highland night with men in kilts! Mo

A Perfect 10:

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TO DEFY A KING - Elizabeth Chadwick A Perfect 10 Sourcebooks ISBN: 978-1402-25089-7 March 2011 Historical Fiction England during the reign of King John Mahelt Marshal was the daughter of one of the greatest men in English history, William Marshal. As the offspring of such a powerful man, she was well educated and brought up to head her own household. Mahelt grew up as the eldest daughter, always knowing that someday her marriage would be one that would tie her family to another one of equal prestige. So it came about that at a tender age, she became the wife of Hugh Bigod, son of the wealthy and influential Earl of Norfolk. Although Hugh was ten years her senior, they grew to love each other, but Mahelt’s transition into the Bigod household wasn’t easy. Outspoken Mahelt clashes with her stubborn father-in-law who expects women to stay in their place. He orders his son to keep a tight rein on her, but Mahelt is not her father’s daughter for nothing. She is taken under the win

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A very special contest......

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This post is special, because it is the 1500th blog post here at Romance Reviews Today blog. Hard to believe there have been so many posts!!!!!!!!!!!!! A big thank you to all the faithful readers. In honor of the 1500th post, I'm giving away a $15 Amazon egiftcard to one lucky poster. How about tellling us who are your favorite authors? I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night. Good luck!!!!

Winner of the Helen Brenna book is...

Congrats to poster #5....Stephanie!  Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address.

Kate Pearce winner is....

The winner of both of Kate's Tudor Vampire books is.... Poster #1 -- Maureen!!!! please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Congrats!!!!

Book Giveaway:

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FINDING MR RIGHT - Helen Brenna Out now! Blurb: Maggie Dillon’s never had use for a man. She’s raised her two sisters and built a business on her own. But now, in order to expand her security software operations to Greece, she has to hire … a man. What she wants is a guy she can direct and control. What she needs, in more ways than one, is Nick Ballos. Nick must fulfill a promise and avenge the death of his best friend, and Maggie’s his ticket into the secured government files. As Maggie and Nick travel from the streets of Washington D.C. to idyllic Greek isles, they’re unaware an assassin is trailing them. By the time Nick discovers the truth about his friend’s murder, it’s already too late. He’s drawn Maggie, and her sister, into the fray. Ultimately, he’ll have to choose between honor and love. Interested? Then tell me what books you plan to pick up in April! I'll pick a winner on Monday night. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!

Latest posting of reviews!

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Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2011 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! www.romrevtoday.com Message to our Readers: A good friend and a woman well known in the Romance community tragically lost her husband earlier this month. Fatin is left with her four daughters. A silent auction will be held at the end of March for Fatin and her girls. A link to information about the auction can be found on the home page at Romance Reviews Today. Updates/Information Don’t miss the special Mother’s Day Contest from Waterbrook Press. Enter for a chance to win a spa package for two! MARCH 2011 PRIZE BOOKS: o MERCILESS - Mary Burton o DEADLY GAMES - Kate Noble o WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE - Julie Anne Long o SEDUCING THE GOVERNESS - Margo Maguire o THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE - Jeaniene Frost o HUNGER UNTAMED - Pamela Palmer o CODE OF JUSTICE by Liz Johnson Visit the Contest page to enter! New reviewers wanted. Contact Terrie – Please include a sample re

Chat tonight with ROBYN CARR

New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr joins us to discuss her book, HARVEST MOON. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of HARVEST MOON! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 once the login screen loads, just type your names (bypass the password) and choose Mo's Book Buzz from the chat room menu. Hope to see you there for an awesome chat with a very classy lady ;) Mo Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at http://romancereviewstoday.weebly.com/  !

Book giveaway:

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Here we go.... Two books in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles series by Kate Pearce will be given away to one lucky reader. Yes, ONE person will win both books. These are historical paranormal romances. Kate has an interesting feature on her website about the background of the history featured in her stories. Click here to learn more. Book one is: KISS OF THE ROSE Blurb: Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the English crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids that bound him and his heirs to the Druid’s deadly struggle against the Vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, an ancient Vampire slaying family, have been in the permanent employ of the monarchy. Now Henry VIII is on the throne, and his father’s bargain has almost been forgotten. Until corpses drained of blood start turning up in the most inappropriate of places, including the king’s bedchamber. But are these people the victims of the Vampires-or of the Druids? To save the king from a nameless ass

Spotlight Review:

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AGAINST THE LAW – Kat Martin The Raines of Wind Canyon, Book 3 Mira Books ISBN: 978-0-7783-2940-4 March 2011 Contemporary Romance Arizona, California, and Mexico – Present Day Devlin Raines is the tough, no nonsense owner of a private investigations agency, though he considers himself retired. When Lark Delaney approaches him about looking for the child her late sister gave up for adoption, Dev decides to take on the case himself. Of course, part of it could be that his libido has kicked into high gear at the first sight of the sexy, attractive Lark. But Dev is an honorable man and won’t have an affair with a client. Right from the start, the search has enough twists and turns to dissuade most anyone, but Lark and Dev are determined to find the little girl. Finally, when she’s located, it hurls Dev and Lark right into another, more dangerous situation. Lark lost her only sister, Heather, to cancer, and on her sister’s deathbed she promised she’d look for the child just to m

This week.....

I have giveaways coming your way this week. Another one of those twofer's. I'll be posting more reviews from RRT. On Wednesday night, Robyn Carr stops by the chat room and chats with us. Be sure to mark your calendar! Chat begins at 9:00 PM EST. Be sure to check out the new Romance Reviews Today website and don't forget Terrie has contests going on there. The last day to enter is March 31st. http://www.romrevtoday.com/index.html

A Perfect 10:

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HALFWAY HEXED - Kimberly Frost A Southern Witch Novel, Book 3 A Perfect 10 Berkley Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-425-23876-9 February 2011 Paranormal Romance Duvall, Texas - Present Day Tammy Jo has had a rough couple of weeks—being near death, some serious bombshells being dropped, and the fact that she's torn between two great guys. And just when she thinks she might be able to relax and take the time to figure everything out, it gets worse. Not only does she get kidnapped twice in one day, but she's being harassed by certain Duvall townspeople, and by The Conclave, the governing body for witches and wizards. Thank goodness she has Bryn to help her. Together they might just have enough cunning and magic to deal with the Bible-wielding townsfolk, the Conclave members, and maybe have enough time left over to figure out their relationship. If there can even be a relationship, when Tammy Jo still loves her ex-husband, and every family member is dead set against her hav

The winner of A LOT LIKE LOVE is....

Congrats to Stacie , who wins the copy of A LOT LIKE LOVE by Julie James!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mailing address.

A Perfect 10:

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THE RAVEN QUEEN - Jules Watson A Perfect 10 Spectra ISBN: 978-0-553-38465-9 March 2011 Historical Fiction Fantasy Connacht (Celtic Ireland) during and after the Reign of Eochaid Maeve of Connacht has returned home, fleeing her husband, King Conor of Ulaid, whom her father made an alliance with in exchange for her hand. Now her father is dying, and Maeve doesn’t want her unstable brother, Innel, to be chosen king. Knowing that making her queen would not sit well, Maeve is determined to find a way to convince her people that she would be their best leader. After being her father’s pawn in several marriages, Maeve does not want another man forcing her to do anything. But how will she convince the warriors of Connacht that she is their logical ruler? Despite the chances that she will anger the magical sidhe, Maeve steals her father’s sword from his body at an enchanted lakeside. There she meets the blind druid, Ruan, who seems to have a connection to the sidhe. Maeve keeps retu

Chat Wednesday night with.... Winnie Griggs!!!!

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Love Inspired Historical Author Winnie Griggs joins us to discuss her book, THE PROPER WIFE. Door Prize: TBA! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (wed) night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://romancereviewstoday.weebly.com/  and click on the RRT CHat link. 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 PROPERLY wonderful chat ;) Mo

Spotlight Review:

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KEEP A LITTLE SECRET – Dorothy Garlock Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-54014-8 (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-446-54012-4 (Hardcover) March 21, 2011 Historical Romance Sawyer, Oklahoma, 1939 The Wallace twins, Owen and Hannah, grew up never knowing who their father was. Owen, especially, grew angrier and angrier watching his mother work herself to death to keep the little family alive. When her last illness took her and her secret to an early grave, Owen searched her papers to find the identity of the man responsible for her troubles. He found a name and a location, John Grant in Sawyer, Oklahoma. Owen and Hannah left Colorado and are now situated on Grant’s horse ranch where they were given a small cabin. They go under the names Owen and Hannah Williams. Whether or not Grant fathered the twins, he appears to be a good man. Hannah fits right in with the family and the employees; she works in town for a lawyer and uses her position to search town records for any info

The winner is....

The winner of the two Harlequin Presents is.... JENNIE! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Congrats!

Book Giveaway:

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A LOT LIKE LOVE by Julie James Out now! Blurb: The FBI wants her cooperation. As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau. Agent McCall just wants her. As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more. . . In

New Reviews Posted for March

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Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2011 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Updates/Information MARCH 2011 PRIZE BOOKS: o MERCILESS - Mary Burton o DEADLY GAMES - Kate Noble o WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE - Julie Anne Long o SEDUCING THE GOVERNESS = Margo Maguire o THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE - Jeaniene Frost o HUNGER UNTAMED - Pamela Palmer FEBRUARY 2011 PRIZE WINNERS Sizzle by Julie Garwood & Loose Ends by Tara Janzen – Ronda I. When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James & The Countess by Lynsay Sands – Judy T. Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh & Burning Darkness by Jaime Rush – Ruth D. 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. When re

Book Giveaway:

Twofer! Win a copy of two Harlequin Presents! The Venetian's Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer and An Heir for the Millionaire by Julia James and Carole Mortimer (I'll leave it up to you to find the blurbs, since they are fairly easy to find out online) Interested? ONE winner will win BOTH books. One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Winner announced Monday night.

Spotlight Review:

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THE BILLIONAIRE GETS HIS WAY – Elizabeth Bevarly Silhouette Desire #2065 ISBN: 978-0-373-73078-0 February 2011 Series Romance Chicago, Illinois – Present Day Gavin Mason is the typical rich businessman, living life the way he thinks it should be lived: gorgeous penthouse apartment, fancy car, Canali wool and cashmere suits, Santoni loafers, Hermes silk ties, Ferragamo shirts, and underwear specially made in a small shop in France. But when a book written by a high priced call girl describes him perfectly in chapter twenty eight, everyone in town assumes it’s him. Like he needs to pay for sex! But after growing up on the mean streets and clawing his way up the ladder of success, Gavin has a reputation to uphold. He cares a lot what people think of him; his reputation and outward appearance are sacred to him; he needs them to keep his place in this world and all its advantages. How dare someone impugn his character? He will go to the book signing and see what this call girl and

Winner is....

The winner of ENCHANTED NO MORE is..... flchen1 Congrats! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy.

Chat Wednesday night with....Terri Brisbin!!!

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Harlequin Historical author extraordinaire Terri Brisbin joins us to discuss her book, HIS ENEMY'S DAUGHTER. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of HIS ENEMY'S DAUGHTER as well as a special giftie. Moderated by KatBos. When? Tomorrow (Wed) night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu. Hope to see you there for a hysterical errrr historically fun night! Mo

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 Gladst

Book Giveaway:

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ENCHANTED NO MORE by Robin D. Owens Luna Miniseries: Mystic Circle Blurb: As one of the last surviving Mistweavers, half-blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds: the faery and the human. But the time has come to choose. The Lightfolk require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brother. Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only for him will she agree to work with her ex-lover, Tage, and revisit the darkest corners of her soul. For a reckoning is at hand, and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dark So, here we are into March already. St Patrick's Day is around the corner. Have you read any good Irish romances? Either set in Ireland or either the hero or heroine is Irish? Post your answers and be entered to win a chance at this book. One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!

Latest reviews posted at RRT

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These were actually posted last week, but I didn't have time to post them on the blog. A book giveaway will post Monday. :) Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2011 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! 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 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. When requesting a review please include the following information: Title, Author, Publisher, Release Date, ISBN, Genre, ARC Format (i.e. electronic or print if electr o

Q & A with Liz Johnson!!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Code of Justice is my third book featuring Portland FBI agents and tells the story of agent Heather Sloan, whose sister Kit is killed in a helicopter crash. Kit’s last words leave Heather doubting whether the crash was really an accident, and when someone tries to kill her while she’s still recovering in the hospital, Heather knows she’s in trouble. Enter Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Latham, who’s assigned to investigate the crash. As the two work together to find the person responsible, they learn to trust and care for each other. Heather will do anything to find her sister’s killer, but could her code of justice cost her the chance to win Jeremy’s love. Click here for an excerpt from Liz's website 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? One of my favorite scenes is the opening one. Heather and Kit begin the story knowing that something is terribly wrong as the sightseeing helicopter they’re in begins to plumme

Winners!!!!

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Firsr up.... The Dianne Duvall book winner is Mariee! The Shayla Black book winner is Joder! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing information.

Chat Wednesday night with....Patricia McLinn!

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Author Patricia McLinn joins us to discuss her book, PRINCIPAL OF LOVE. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive their choice of Pat's available print backlist; Another lucky winner will receive their choice of Pat's available e-books; and a third winner will get to name a secondary character in Pat's next published work (winner can use his/her name or come up with another name-- as long as the name won't get Pat sued ). Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) nite at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://romancereviewstoday.weebly.com/  and click on RRT Chat. Once the log in screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu. Hope to see you for a PRINCIPALLY lovely time! hee hee Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Q&A with Dianne Duvall.... and a giveaway!

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Thanks so much for having me here at Romance Reviews Today! 1. Tell us about your newest release. In Darkness Dawns , the first book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, Music Theory Professor Sarah Bingham wants nothing more than to relax after a long, stressful spring semester. Instead, when insomnia drives her to spend a little time in her garden at dawn, she finds a wounded man staked to the ground, being tortured by two others. Little does she know when she rescues him that Roland Warbrook is far more than a man. Nearly a millennium old, he is an immortal who has acquired a new formidable foe amongst the vampires he hunts, one who has raised an army to defeat him and to destroy the rest of the Immortal Guardians. When Sarah thwarts the vampires by saving Roland, she too becomes targeted by the army and is soon thrust to the forefront of the conflict, aiding the immortals in their quest to defeat the vampires and losing her heart to the dark enigmatic warrior