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Book winner.....

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Karen H in NC wins the Roisin Meaney book! Congrats!!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address so that I can forward it on.

A Perfect 10:

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VAMPIRE MINE - Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake - Book 10 Avon ISBN: 978-0-0619-5804-5 April 2011 Paranormal Romance Mount Rushmore - South Dakota Connor Buchanan has lived his five centuries in a miserable existence. He has not known love or forgiveness in half a millennium. Connor has never been good at obeying orders, so when he goes to Mount Rushmore to investigate a Malcontent murder and hears voices, he investigates without back up. There he sees a man and a woman discussing the deaths. When the woman is harmed, he fears them both the enemy, but he cannot bare leaving her to die. Marielle lived a life of rebellion in heaven. After her third time to disobey, she’s cast from heaven. Luckily the handsome Connor is there to save and protect her. Marielle was a Deliverer, or Death Angel in heaven. All she ever wanted was to heal. Now she has the chance to heal the broken warrior and earn her way back to heaven. Connor thinks all his friends have become romantic fools. He kno

A Perfect 10:

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THE SWEETEST THING – Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor , Book 2 A Perfect 10 Forever ISBN: 978-0-446-57162-3 April 2011 Contemporary Romance Lucky Harbor, Washington – Present Day With her saucy tongue and southern belle attitude, Tara isn’t exactly hiding the fact that she’s not happy to be back in Lucky Harbor. But here it is, six months later, and she’s still around working with her two sisters, Maddie and Chloe, to open a bed and breakfast. Of course, one reason Tara could be unhappy is the fact that her one time lover, Ford, still lives in Lucky Harbor. She tries to ignore him even though it’s hard to do. Their summer affair seventeen years ago was over quicker than the blink of an eye, but one thing neither can forget is what happened as a result of their summer alliance: a baby girl they gave up for adoption. Ford is amused that she pretends to ignore him. He’s a world class sailor and can have any woman he wants. But he only wants one woman—Tara. He’s still attracted to he

Chat Wednesday night with Annette Blair!

National bestselling author Annette Blair joins us to discuss her book, VAMPIRE DRAGON, book three in her Works Like Magick series. Door Prize: Three lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of BEDEVILED ANGEL, Works Like Magick Novel 2! Moderated by CrazyMo. 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 name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu! Hope to see you there where Annette will answer the question.....do vampire dragons bite necks or just burn them to a crisp? hee hee , Mo

New Giveaway: Win a $15 Amazon gift card!

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Since it's almost May and time to buy the May releases, I thought I'd dig into my little box of goodies and pull out a ... $15 Amazon giftcard for one lucky winner!!! So, if you're the winner, what are you going to spend it on? :) Post once and I'll put your name in the hat to win this. Good luck!

Q & A with Roisin Meaney...with a giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Semi-Sweet was really fun for me to write, as it deals with a woman who opens up a cupcake shop - for an enthusiastic amateur baker like myself, it was totally pandering to my love of poring over cookbooks and trying out recipes! Hannah has just been dumped before she opens the shop, so as she's baking and selling all those yummy cupcakes she's also struggling to come to terms with her boyfriend Patrick's deception. Happily, she's not left to mourn for too long, and with the help of some good friends - and an interesting stranger - she finds a way to laugh again. Semi-Sweet isn't all just sweetness and light though - there are some darker storylines happening too, and more struggles than Hannah's. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? I think it's probably when Patrick revisits Hannah towards the end, and she gives him exactly what he deserves! (Sorry, but I can't say too much

New Reviews Posted

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! In this issue: Volume 4, Issue 3 - April 2011 o 17 New Reviews ANTHOLOGY ROYAL WEDDINGS – Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, Loretta Chase – Marilyn CONTEMPORARY FICTION WHERE SHE WENT – Gayle Forman – Deborah CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE KISSES FROM HEAVEN – Jennifer Greene – Marilyn SLOW DANCING ON PRICE’S PIER – Lisa Dale - Patti SWEET POSSESSION – Maya Banks – Sweet series, Book 5- Holly - Erotic THE WELCOME HOME GARDEN CLUB – A Twilight Texas Novel – Lori Wilde – Patti FANTASY BLOOD WYNE – Yasmine Galenorn – Sisters of the Moon, Book 9 – Lori MERCY BURNS – Keri Arthur – Myth and Magic Series, Book 2 – Amanda HISTORICAL FICTION A PORT IN THE STORM –Judy Genandt – Diana TO SERVE A KING – Donna Russo Morin – Amy INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE SARAHS GIFT – Marta Perry – Pleasant Valley series, Book 4 – Diana PARANORMAL ROMANCE SEABORNE – Katherine Irons – Amanda VAMPIRE DRAGON – An

Winner is.....

First poster, Kimberly, wins from Laura Spinella! Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and I'll get your info to her. A big thank you to Laura for being our guest!

Q&A with Laura Spinella....and a giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. BEAUTIFUL DISASTER is a Southern set novel that poses this question: What would you risk for a love that is greater than honor or friendship or the passing of time? The book is women’s fiction with a heavy thread of romance. BEAUTIFUL DISASTER weaves the past and present, following Mia and Flynn’s passionate and complex story, a relationship that tests the boundaries between love and obsession—Well, at least that’s how Uber-author Diane Chamberlain described it. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Oh, gosh, a quiz and we’re only on question two! I have a couple, but like any honest love story it’s the moment of truth between characters that gets me every time. The scene occurs during a hospital visit, but I don’t want to give away too much by giving a direct answer. It’s a short exchange of dialogue that captures a pivotal moment between Mia and Flynn. I think it represents the pinnacle of tension and trust. A

Tracy Wolff winner is....

Congrats to Crystal GB, who wins from Tracy signed copies. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Way to go winner!!!!

A Perfect 10:

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NIGHT MAGIC - Jennifer Lyon Wing Slayers, Book 3 A Perfect 10 Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-34552-006-7 April 2011 Paranormal Romance Glassbreakers, California - Present Day Ailish Donovan lost her sight eight years ago through the backlash of witch karma. When she used her powerful voice power to save her friend, Haley, from her demon witch mother's hands, glass shattered hitting her mother in the eyes. In return, Ailish paid the price, times three. Ailish's mother tricked her into handfasting with the demon to gain dark power. On the run ever since, Ailish has been shunned by everyone she cares for, or could care about, because of her handfasting. Now, a mere two weeks from the completion of the bond, Ailish must die or become a demon witch. She is determined not to give in, but to die...and take her mother with her. Phoenix is a Wing Slayer Hunter. Suffering from intense guilt over his mother's death, Phoenix gets close to no woman, but is the one time hero fo

Guest Blogger:Tracy Wolff's Many Hats and Busy Times (plus a giveaway!)

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  So, a couple of weeks ago I got to do something an erotic romance novelist never gets to do … I got to visit a school and talk about my writing. Of course, at the time I was wearing my young adult author cap, but who’s quibbling? It was so much fun—and made me remember how much I miss being in a classroom with kids who aren’t in college … April and May are crazy months for me this year—largely because I have three different books coming out under three different names—Deserving of Luke by Tracy Wolff, Hidden Embers by Tessa Adams and Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs. Between promoting three very distinctly different books to three different audiences, I am a little wiped out—not to mention, completely turned around most days. I’ve promised myself that I am never going to do this again, but then I’m reminded by my friends, regularly, that I have nothing to do with release dates and so this could, indeed, happen again. But I hope it doesn’t. Still, even with as crazy as the last few we

New reviews posted

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! In this issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 - April 2011 o 15 New Reviews CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BEAUTIFUL DISASTER – Laura Spinella – Deborah LABOR RELATIONS – Georgie Lee THE CHASE - Erin McCarthy - A Fast Track Novel, Book 4 - Jennifer HISTORICAL FICTION A ROYAL LIKENESS – Christine Trent - Amy HISTORICAL ROMANCE A SENSE OF SIN – Elizabeth Essex – Robin SCANDAL OF THE YEAR – Olivia Drake - Heiress in London, Book 3- Carolyn TEXAS BLUE - Jodi Thomas - A Whispering Mountain Novel - Jani THE SCHOOL FOR BRIDES – Cheryl Ann Smith - Courtesan Series, Book 1 -Marliyn PARANORMAL ROMANCE NAVARRO’S PROMISE - Lora Leigh- A Novel of the Breeds, Book 24 - Jennifer SURRENDER TO DARKNESS - Annette McCleave - Soul Gatherer, Book 3 - Lori ROMANTIC SUSPENSE CHASING FIRE – Nora Roberts - Carolyn SERIES ROMANCE BOUGHT: HIS TEMPORARY FIANC√ČE – Yvonne Lindsay -The Takeover, Book 4 – Patti - HD #2078 HE

Susan Wiggs discusses writing to music and The Goodbye Quilt

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For me, every book has a soundtrack. Here’s the one I listened to a lot while writing The Goodbye Quilt. http://c.itunes.apple.com/us/imix/the-goodbye-quilt/id430141104  ...and that’s just the beginning! Music has always been a big part of my life. My mom used to serenade us on the piano every night at bedtime, with everything from Brahm’s lullabye to "Here We Go Loo-Be-Loo." I took cello lessons forever and played in orchestras all through college. When I write, I try to pick songs that "feel" like the characters and the book I’m working on. The Goodbye Quilt is such a deeply emotional story, but it’s also a road trip book. So there are fun songs ("Holiday Road" anyone?) and quieter ones, too. To celebrate the publication of this book, I’ve set some images to a great song by Alice Peacock. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFrBbydBAo And a reminder: We’re giving away a $500 travel certificate to one lucky reader, to bring yo

Susan Mallery, author of ALREADY HOME, on the Different Facets of Love...

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Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories of women and the relationships that move them. In her latest novel, ALREADY HOME, Jenna Stevens, still reeling from a recent divorce, is unpleasantly surprised by the arrival of her birth parents, who seem to want her to feel a family bond immediately. She was perfectly happy with the loving, traditional parents who raised her. Can she learn to love a second mother without damaging her relationship with the woman who raised her? Join Susan’s Members Only area at www.susanmallery.com for exclusive sneak peeks, short stories, and more. Think of all the loves in your life. If you’re lucky, romantic love is a part of that picture. If you’re even luckier, it’s just a part. Throughout my career, I’ve become known for writing romance novels that make women sigh, and that make women laugh. I’ve been gratified to see my books go as high as #5 on the New York Times bestsellers list, and Booklist has put m

Winner is.....

Pam P. wins the Hope Tarr Blaze!!!! Congrats! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address.

Chat Wednesday night with.....Jill Shalvis!!!!

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RITA Finalist Jill Shalvis joins us to discuss her book, THE SWEETEST THING. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive their choice of available book from Jill's backlist! Moderated by CrazyMo. 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 SWEET chat with an awesome author! Mo Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Coming up...a great week at RRT!

We have some great guests this week.... Jill Shalvis chats in the RRT chat room Wednesday night. Susan Mallery does a guest blog Thursday. Susan Wiggs then pops in for her guest blog on Friday! Don't miss anything that is going on this week!

News Release from Avon Books!

For Immediate Release: Publicity Contact: Christine Maddalena RomanceLive! The ‘Traditional’ Book Signing Revolutionized: New York Times Bestselling Authors Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean Featured in LiveStream Online Book & Author Event Wednesday, April 27, 2011; 5:00pm EST; Live from HarperCollins Studio (New York, NY) http://www.avonromancelive.com/ New York Times bestselling authors Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean headline a much-anticipated virtual book signing, powered by LiveStream, taking place at 5:00pm EST on Wednesday April, 27, 2011. Veteran romance writer James will interview rising star MacLean about her newest release, ELEVEN SCANDALS TO START TO WIN A DUKE’S HEART. Both authors with answer questions and sign copies for virtual event attendees, live from HarperCollins studio in New York, NY. Information regarding the LiveStream event can be found online at www.avonromancelive.com. The virtual event will be immediately followed by a live, in-stor

April Reviews Posted!

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today ! The Best Reviews on the Web! In this issue: o 37 New Reviews o April Contest o Best Books of 2010 ANTHOLOGIES IT HAPPENED ONE SEASON – Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquire D’Alessandro, Candice Hern – Jane – Historical Romance CONTEMPORARY FICTION ALREADY HOME – Susan Mallery –Patti KARMA – Cathy Ostlere – Amanda – Young Adult THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS – Meg Waite Clayton – Marilyn THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED - Bridget Asher – Marilyn CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE A CREED IN STONE CREEK – Linda Lael Miller – The Creed Cowboys –Diana A SONG FOR MY MOTHER – Kat Martin –Patti LOVE AT MORELY COVE – Katrina Thomas – Jennifer MY ONE AND ONLY – Kristan Higgins – A Perfect 10 – Robin THE SWEETEST THING – Jill Shalvis – Lucky Harbor, Book 2 – A Perfect 10 – Patti FANTASY HEART OF THE EXILED – Pati Nagle – Blood of the Kindred Series, Book 2 – Robin HISTORICAL ROMANCE A BORROWED SCOT – Karen Raney– Jane

Book Giveaway:

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TWELVE NIGHTS by Hope Tarr Harlequin Blaze Came out in December 2009 Blurb: Bad boy Callum Fraser is head over heels for the first time in his life. Only his beloved, the Lady Alys, is keeping him out of her bed until their wedding Christmas morning. It's enough to drive a man crazy! Still, he intends to make up for his restraint. There are many ways to seduce, and Callum's a master at all of them. His goal? To leave Alys shivering in desire, anticipating the many delicious ways he'll bring her pleasure on their wedding night and throughout the twelve days of Christmas. At least that's the plan…until Alys's dead first husband shows up, very much alive! Question for readers...what person from your past would you like to see show up alive? Post your response and you'll be entered to win a copy! Good luck and winner to be announced Wednesday night. US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Spammer beware

Just wanted you all to be aware that there is a spammer out there who uses the email address of: kathy@thingdiamond.com I think they use other email addresses, but they may be trying to cull email addresses from this site and trying to convince you that you won or otherwise need to contact them because of something you may have won on this blog. Please ignore them! Spam Spam Spam!!!!! Google her and you'll see what I mean. Very convincing at first unless you check it out. Okay, back to our regularly scheduled blog....

Winner is......

Chelsea wins the Margaret Rowe book!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by April 18th

Spotlight Review:

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DEADLY LIES – Cynthia Eden Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-55925-6 March 2011 Romantic Suspense Washington D.C. - Present Day Samantha Kennedy is part of the FBI’s Serial Services Division. It is an elite team of agents who investigate, track, and apprehend serial killers, rapists, and arsonists. She is considered to be one of the top agents; her specialty is computers. On her last assignment, Sam was kidnapped by a serial killer, tortured and severely traumatized. Now her boss, Keith Hyde, has serious doubts about her returning to the field. Local police have requested their assistance. Another body is recovered that is linked to a series of kidnappings of sons of wealthy men. Hyde calls Sam onto the scene. Is she ready? When he observes her fear, he sends her back to the office. That evening Sam goes out—and she’s not looking for love, but sex. At a party, Sam sees a man named Max with whom she had a one night stand. Max Ridgeway once hooked up with a beautiful

Q&A with Terri Wolffe!

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Tell us about your newest release. In Desperate Desires , light-hearted fare is the coin of the realm when Lady Lucinda Davenport kidnaps and seduces the Duke of Carlsborough, Lucien Brandford, only to fall in love with him. Under her spell, the duke becomes a willing and inventive partner of remarkable stamina who delivers the goods again and again. Kirkus Review says: “Their over-the-top sexploits make for a lusty, light-weight romp!” Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Hmmm…I loved writing about the character, Maddy. Readers seem to agree that she adds so much hilarity to the storyline. I love the scene where she meets the duke for the very first time and ends up slapping the daylights out of him. Given his rank and status, it was a humbling experience for the duke. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I think I fell into a category that many writers find themselves in. You know the one: “Oh, writing a book would be a ‘nice’

Chat Wednesday night with....Elizabeth Delisi!!!

Author Elizabeth Delisi aka Madame Liz will join us for a fun might of tarot card readings as we also discuss her books. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a free e-version of any of Liz's books! Moderated by KatBos. When? This 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 for a fortune-telling great time! Mo

Book Giveaway:

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ANY WICKED THING by Margaret Rowe Blurb: One disastrous night… At twenty-one, Sebastian Goddard, heir to the duke of Roxbury, desperately sought diversion from a life smothered by peerage and position. His quest led him to one night of reckless passion, resulting in betrayal by his oldest friend Frederica Wells, and the discovery of his father’s darkest secret. Reeling from the devastation, he embarked on a ten-year debauch that well earned him the nickname–”Lord of Sin.” One delicious bargain… Now Sebastian has returned to find his late father’s estate in ruins and Freddie more seductive than ever. He’s determined to drive her from Goddard Castle to pay her back for her deception and to protect his own dark secret. But Freddie makes him an offer he can’t resist…she’ll be his mistress for a month if he’ll consent to sell her the crumbling castle afterward. Everything he could desire… The Lord of Sin plans to shock and scandalize Freddie—to tease her every desire and leave

Spotlight Review:

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THE GUY NEXT DOOR – Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl Harlequin Special Releases ISBN: 978-0-373-77556-9 March 2011 Contemporary Romance Anthology In this sizzling collection of engaging contemporary novellas, Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, and Victoria Dahl indulge your passion for romance and fun with three different sinfully seductive heroes. Ready, Set, Jett – Lori Foster Ohio and Tennessee – Present Day School teacher Natalie Alexander is amazingly turned on by her sexy neighbor, Jett Sutter, and enjoys their unencumbered sex with no strings attached. But private eye Jett has done some digging to get some background on the close-mouthed Natalie who simply refuses to divulge any personal details about herself. The sex is over the top hot, and he’s more than satisfied, but he finds he needs and wants more than Natalie is willing to give. Confused about where this “non-relationship” may be heading, Natalie takes a solo trip to a lodge in Tennessee to sort things out

Romance Reviews Today - Best Books of 2010 winners!!!!!

Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2011- Special Update – Best Books of 2010 Romance Reviews Today – The best reviews on the web! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Romance Reviews Today is pleased to announce its picks for the Best Books of 2010! And the winners are: BEST OVER ALL OF 2010 SLOW HEAT – Jill Shalvis BEST ANTHOLOGY SOME LIKE IT ROUGH – Pearce/Lyons/Rainey (erotic) BEST CONTEMPORARY FICTION ME, MYSELF AND WHY? Mary Janice Davidson BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE SLOW HEAT – Jill Shalvis BEST FANTASY THE BARDS OF BONE PLAIN – Patricia A. McKillip BEST FANTASY ROMANCE A TAPESTRY OF SPELLS – Lynn Kurland BEST HISTORICAL FICTION REBELS AND TRAITORS – Lindsey Davis BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE MARRIED BY MORNING – Lisa Kleypas BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE CHAINS OF FIRE – Christina Dodd BEST REGENCY ROMANCE THE HARMLESS DECEPTION – Lesley-Anne McCloud BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE BODY HEAT – Brenda Novak BEST SERIES ROMANCE DANTE’S T