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The SAVOR THE DANGER winner is......

Congrats to..... TammiB! (she is something like poster #37 or so) Tammi, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by July 8th. Congrats! ****UNCLAIMED***** Sorry, Tammi, but another winner had to be chosen.

Announcements

A quickie before blogger goes down again (sigh)... First off, don't forget the party Friday night. I will start around 9:00 PM EST but will likely be in there before then. We are going to celebrate the RITA awards in NYC at the RWA Conference. Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on Chat room and then into the RRT chat room. Finally, Friday....since the main Romance Reviews Today site will be down for maintenance in July, I offered to post the July reviews for Terrie on the blog. So, starting tomorrow you'll start to see tons of reviews posting. I'll announce the book winner later today, when I have the time to pick it. Okay, going to post this before blogger goes down again.

Chat Wednesday night with...JoAnn Ross!!!!

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Author Extraordinaire JoAnn Ross will be joining us to discuss her book, ONE SUMMER. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a book of gorgeous Oregon Coast photos -- where the Shelter Bay books are set, and an autographed copy of A WOMAN'S HEART! Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00 PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/  and click on RRT Chat. Once login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope everyone comes to enjoy a nite chatting with an awesome lady ;) Mo Visit the author's website: http://www.joannross.com/index.asp

Q&A wth Heather Lin!!!

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Please note: at the end of the interview, there is information on her giveaway to win a copy of her ebook. Please post questions and/or comments for Heather and she'll answer. Anyone who comments is entered to win the contest. Tell us about your newest release. Westridge is about childhood sweethearts reuniting in a small town. Writing it helped me to cope with the homesickness I felt while I was away at college. I did everything I could to capture the feel of the American small town and the love I feel for my own tight-knit family. Here's the blurb: Gabby Jones and Jason Dawson were born only months apart in the small, country town of Westridge. For the next eighteen years, they were inseparable, but after their high school graduation, Gabby got on a bus to the city, leaving Jason with a weak explanation and a broken heart. After five years of making it a point to avoid her old flame, Gabby comes home for a funeral and, thanks to meddling parents and circumstance, she and J

We're having a party!!!

And you're invited Actually, it's a RITA watching party as the Romance Writers of America announce their awards Friday night. (We'll be following twitter to hear who won various categories) Many of your favorite authors have been nominated. Check out the nominees: http://www.rwa.org/cs/2011_rita_and_gh_finalists_announcement During and after the awards show, I'll be giving away some books. Should be a fun night for all! Come join us in the Romance Reviews Today chat room: Click here to go directly to chat area. Choose RRT chat in the drop down box. Or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on the RRT Chat button. Chat will be begin around 9:00 PM Eastern Time and last until???

Book Giveaway:

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SAVOR THE DANGER by Lori Foster Just out! Blurb: The one woman he couldn't have was the only woman he desired… She may be aloof, and more pretty than gorgeous, but Alani Rivers is the kind of woman a hot-blooded mercenary can't forget, no matter how hard he tries. So when Jackson Savor wakes up next to the naked, sleeping beauty—with no memory of what happened—he knows he's been drugged… even if Alani doesn't. After she was kidnapped, Alani swore she'd never trust another man again. Still, something about this strong, sexy hero with the tender touch makes her want to believe him. As Jackson hunts downs a mysterious intruder, he swears he'll move heaven and earth to keep Alani safe. But what really happened that night? And will the truth bring them closer than they ever thought possible—or put Alani squarely in harm's way again? Lori Foster is one of the first authors I started to glom many years ago. I read one of her books and had to read her

New Reviews Posted

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2011 In this issue: 26 New Reviews New Reviewers Needed Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD …. REVIEWERS! Romance Reviews Today is currently looking for new reviewers. Those interested must be will to review from electronic ARC’s and commit to a minimum of three reviews per month. If you are interested in joining the staff at Romance Reviews Today please email me. Terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com Thanks! Terrie ANTHOLOGIES THE PROMISE OF LOVE – Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Sylvia Day, Jamie Denton, Kate Douglas, Kathy Love – Carolyn – Contemporary Romance CONTEMPORARY FICTION FAVORITE – Karen MacQuestion – Deborah – Young Adult SKYWARD – Mary Alice Monroe – Marilyn THE MIDWIFE’S CONFESSION – Diane Chamberlain – Diana THE PROPOSAL – Brenda Jackson – A Westmoreland Family Novel – Robin CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Q&A with Abbi Glines!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Breathe is about a young girl, who hasn’t been handed an easy path in life, finding herself immersed in the private world of America’s favorite teenage rock star. Sadie has a pregnant irresponsible single mom who relies on her to fix all their problems. Jax Stone is the golden boy of the music industry who has escaped for the summer to the coastal southern town of Sea Breeze, Alabama. Jax knows Sadie will never fit into the life he leads but he can’t seem to stay away from her. When his fame splashes their “summer fling” all over the media, Jax leaves in hopes of saving Sadie from the harsh spotlight. Broken hearted Sadie’s life spirals out of control. However, she holds the rock star’s heart in her hands and he soon realizes without Sadie he can’t breathe, 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? After weeks of watching Sadie from afar and trying to stay out of her life Jax’s control snaps. He sees an opening to

Book winner!

The winner of THE SOLDIER by Grace Burrowes is..... LSUReader! Congrats! Please email me by July 3rd with your mailing info --> pattifischer@yahoo.com

Chat Wednesday night with.....Adrienne Davenport!

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Author Adrienne Davenport joins us to discuss her book, DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS. Door prize: Lucky winners will receive either a $15 BN.com gift card or a signed copy of DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow night (Wed) at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122  or go to http://www.romrevtoday/  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 dishonorably fun chat ;) Mo

Spotlight Review:

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SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY – Vicki Lewis Thompson Sons of Chance, Book 4 Harlequin Blaze #618 ISBN: 978-0-373-79622-9 June 2011 Series Romance Last Chance Ranch, Wyoming – Present Day Ten months ago while attending a wedding, Tyler O’Connelli and Alex Keller had a scorching encounter in a hayloft. They haven’t seen each other since that time…until now. While on a short trip to Wyoming for a visit (her sister Morgan is married to Gabe Chance), Tyler runs into Alex (his sister is married to another Chance brother) and discovers that he’s now living at the Last Chance Ranch. The instant Tyler and Alex’s gazes meet, their sizzling attraction arises again. Can they pick up where they left off ten months ago, knowing that Tyler will only be there a few days and has her own life in California with a chance for a big promotion on the horizon? After a messy divorce, Alex isn’t looking for a commitment and appreciates the fact that Tyler doesn’t want to get settled down right no

A Perfect 10:

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FROSTBOUND – Sharon Ashwood The Dark Forgotten, Book 4 A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-23195-6 June 2011 Paranormal Romance December in Fairview Lore is a half-demon hellhound alpha and trying to keep the peace in Fairview while Carovelli, the vampire sheriff, is out of town. For the first time in Fairview, a vampire is on the ballot, is able to be elected as a municipal officer, and non-humans are allowed to vote. Will it bring a bunch of crazies to their town? Lore meets his friend, Perry Baker, a werewolf, and they go out for dinner together—a raw hamburger sounds pretty good! Lore feels a dark cloud hanging over his city. He runs around looking for the danger that he feels with every step. Hellhounds are unable to lie, and the alpha hound is known to have prophetic dreams. Talia Rostova, a vampire, is shopping the after Christmas sales when she gets a call from her cousin Michelle who invites her to come spend the night. Talia gets there to find blood every

Book Giveaway:

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THE SOLDIER by Grace Burrowes Out now! Blurb: Even in the quiet countryside he can find no peace... His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor... Until his beautiful neighbor ignites his imagination... With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Deviln’s most urgent mission. Summer is almost upon us in the United States. Summer usually means vacations. So, what kind of summer vacation do you have planned this year? Post once and be entered to win. One entry per person and US and Canada mailing addresses only. I will draw the winner later in the week. Good luck!

A Perfect 10:

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SINFUL MAGIC - Jennifer Lyon A Perfect 10 Wing Slayer Hunters - Book 4 Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-3455-2008-1 June 2011 Paranormal Romance Glassbreakers, California- Present Day Roxy Banfield is a fertility witch. She longs for the day when her schema will be gone, and she can become a normal person. Roxy's mother is a powerful, but cruel fertility witch, and Roxy refuses to be like her. She avoids the men who could be her "Awakening" at all costs. If she indulges in the man who is her Awakening, Roxy's powers will be unleashed, and her hope for normalcy forever gone. Kieran DeMicca struggles with the darkness inside of him. Key's only release is in his comic books about an ancient dragon Dyfyr. But when Key begins to draw a young woman in danger, he chalks it up to no more than his imagination. That is, until he meets Roxy at a comic book show. As a Wing Slayer Hunter, Key assumes his fierce need to protect her is nothing more than duty, b

Book Winner.....

The winner of THE DARKNESS BEYOND is.... CAIT045!!! Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com By the way, the cover is wayyyyyy pretty in person. Love the shiny cover.

Chat Wednesday night with....Phoebe Conn!

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Samhain author Phoebe Conn joins Mo and the gang for a fun filled chat June 15th from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Eastern Time). She will be discussing her newest release, WHERE DREAMS BEGIN. Learn more by visiting her website: http://www.phoebeconn.com/ To join us in the chat, just go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on the chat icon or click here to go directly there. Just choose Mo's Book Buzz in the drop down box and you're on your way (only a name is needed and no passwords required)

New Reviews Posted!

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2011 In this issue: 213New Reviews New Reviewers Needed Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! May Contest Winners: Congratulations to the winners of the May Contest, Stephanie G., Maureen E., and Kelly M. LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD …. REVIEWERS! Romance Reviews Today is currently looking for new reviewers. Those interested must be will to review from electronic ARC’s and commit to a minimum of three reviews per month. If you are interested in joining the staff at Romance Reviews Today please email me. Terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com Thanks! Terrie ANTHOLOGIES HEXED – Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein – Jennifer – Paranormal/Urban Fantasy THREE SINFUL WISHES – R.G. Alexander – Jennifer – Erotic CONTEMPORARY FICTION THE SUMMER WE CAME TO LIFE – Deborah Cloyed – Marilyn CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE A COURTESAN

Guest Blogger: Kat Martin and Writing With a Partner

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     Something new is happening for me this month....the re-issue of an old western romance, one of my earliest novels, TIN ANGEL. What makes it different is that this is the only book my husband and I ever wrote together. To date, I’ve written fifty novels and my husband, L.J. Martin, (many of you know him as Larry) has written twenty five, but back in the late nineteen eighties, we were both writer-newbies.      When our agent suggested we co-write a novel, I was totally against it. I thought we would probably kill each other in the process. But Larry liked the idea. When he brought me the opening pages, I read them and couldn’t help laughing. Having never written anything humorous, I just had to try it, and so we agreed, and the idea for TIN ANGEL was born.      In the story, beautiful and strong-willed Jessica Taggart, a Boston-bred, finishing school girl, travels all the way to San Francisco to help manage the Tin Angel, the business she inherited from her father. There she me

Book Giveaway:

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THE DARKNESS BEYOND by Alexis Morgan Out this month! Blurb:   An online game of cat and mouse leads a Paladin warrior on a deadly rescue mission to claim the irresistible lover who should be his greatest enemy. D.J. Clayborne has finally met his match. After weeks of playing cyber tag, a mysterious hacker bests D.J. at his own game. His nemesis downloads a top-secret history of the Paladins, forcing him to go on the hunt. The trail leads D.J. straight to Regina Morrison, a woman who is as sexy as she is talented in the cyber world.Reggie has been working around the clock to stop a legendary computer hacker from accessing her clients’ files, but the last thing she expects is to have D.J. show up at her door. Or that he’s even hotter than his evasive avatar. Soon they’re flirting with a dangerous line between duty and desire.Now, Reggie’s investigation gets her kidnapped by the Others and forced across the hostile energy barrier into an alien world. And it’s up to D.J. to track do

Q&A with Adrienne Davenport!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My current release, Dishonorable Intentions, is a historical romance set in Great Britain in the late 1800s. The heroine, Jezebel, is a beautiful Scottish countess who wants nothing more than to take care of her home and the aging servants who are her only family. To accomplish this, she disguises herself as her dead brother, rarely entering society. The ruse seems to work until one day, while riding, she meets Aiden Darlington the darkly handsome Duke of Thistledowne. Aiden, immediately attracted to the fiery beauty, is determined to have her for his wife- no matter what. When Aiden discovers his life is being threatened, Jezebel quickly becomes the prime suspect. Wary of each other’s motives, neither Jezebel nor Aiden dares to acknowledge the love that is growing between them. Even as they fight to resist its force however, they can’t deny its existence or the knowledge that it is that bond which could ultimately be their only salvation. If

Book Winner is.....

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The winner of LOVE DRUNK COWBOY is .... StacieDM!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by June 17th. Congrats!

Chat Wednesday night with Anita Clenney!

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Sourcebooks author Anita Clenney joins us to discuss her book, AWAKEN THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR. 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://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 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Mos-Book-Buzz/159510224111495

Spotlight Review:

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THE KNITTING DIARIES - Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye MIRA ISBN: 978-0-7783-2937-4 April 2011 Contemporary Romance Anthology The Twenty-First Wish - Debbie Macomber Anne Marie Roche has just signed the papers for her new home. She is excited and a little nervous. Her adopted daughter, Ellen, is only ten years old and has had enough upheaval in her life. Annie knew Ellen’s grandmother, Dolores. When Dolores got sick, Anne stepped in as a foster mother and after her death Anne adopted Ellen. Since that time, they have lived in a tiny apartment over Anne’s bookstore. Forging a close relationship they both have even learned how to knit. For fun they have written a list of twenty wishes. But Ellen has added one more wish, that her mom will fall in love with her dad, Tim. Will her twenty-first wish come true? Tim, Ellen's birth father, wasn’t aware he was a father until after Ellen was adopted. Once he meets Anne and establishes a relationship with his

Q&A with Kate Hewitt!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. The Man Who Could Never Love is a marriage-of-convenience story where both the hero Vittorio and the heroine Anamaria want the benefits of marriage without the danger of falling in love. It’s also a story of awakening, of two people discovering the strength and beauty in each other and themselves. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? In the first draft of the manuscript Vittorio takes Ana on a shopping trip and buys her a bunch of beautiful clothes. Then I realized she wouldn’t accept this because she would feel he was trying to change her. I rewrote it so she decides on her own to buy some clothes for herself, and then Vittorio sees her in a white lace dress and is completely stunned by how beautiful she is. Instead of the hero transforming the heroine from an ugly duckling into a swan, she decided to do it for herself--but the result is he sees her in a whole new, wonderful light. 3. When did you first rea

Book Giveaway:

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LOVE DRUNK COWBOY by Carolyn Brown Out now! Blurb: She's a self-made city girl... High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the countryside. She's determined to sell the farm, until her new, drop-dead sexy neighbor Rye O'Donnell shows up... He's as intoxicating as can be... Rancher Rye O'Donnell thinks he's going to get a good deal on his dream property-until he meets the fiery new owner. Rye is knocked sideways when he realizes that not only is Granny Lanier's city-slicker granddaughter a savvy businesswoman, she's also sexy as hell... Suddenly Rye is a whole lot less interested in real estate and a whole lot more focused on getting Austin to set aside her stiletto heels. ****** Interested? Then post away what you are currently reading. One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Winner will be picked later in the week. Good luck!

Latest reviews posted

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Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2011 In this issue: 21 New Reviews New Reviewers Needed Welcome to Romance Reviews Today! The Best Reviews on the Web! LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD …. REVIEWERS! Romance Reviews Today is currently looking for new reviewers. Those interested must be will to review from electronic ARC’s and commit to a minimum of three reviews per month. If you are interested in joining the staff at Romance Reviews Today please email me. Terrie_figueroa@romrevtoday.com Thanks! Terrie ANTHOLOGIES THE KNITTING DIARIES – Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye – Deborah – Contemporary Romance CONTEMPORARY FICTION TEN BEACH ROAD – Wendy Wax - Marilyn CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LONETREE – Bobbie O’Keefe - Deborah SUMMER AT SEASIDE COVE – Jacquie D’Alessandro – A Seaside Cove Novel, Book 1 – Patti FANTASY SHADY LADY – Anne Aguirre – Corinie Solomon, Book 3 – Lori – Urban Fantasy

Book winner!

The winner of ANY MAN OF MINE is.... Martha Lawson! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Spotlight Review:

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SEMI-SWEET - Roisin Meaney Grand Central’s 5 Spot ISBN: 978-0-446-57011-4 April 2011 Women’s fiction Present Day Clongarvin, Ireland Cupcake on the Corner is Hannah Robinson’s dream come true. Her hard work has paid off, and tomorrow is the grand opening for her cupcake shop. Tonight she is having dinner with her family and live-in love Patrick. Just as the taxi arrives to pick them up, Patrick informs her he’s leaving her for another woman…What? Hannah is heart-broken but has the support of her parents, Stephen and Geraldine, and best friend, Adam. Realizing Hannah is feeling vulnerable and a little scared about what the future holds, Adam challenges her to commit to keeping the cupcake shop open for seven months. Adam uses his birthday as a time line. If it is not a success by then, move on. Adam moves in to help Hannah with her rent. This paves the way for his sister, man-eating Nora, to stay at Adam’s apartment. So what is going on with sleazy Patrick? It seems Leah, h