Thursday, June 30, 2011

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

Congrats to..... TammiB!
(she is something like poster #37 or so)

Tammi, please email me at by July 8th. Congrats!


Sorry, Tammi, but another winner had to be chosen.


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 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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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

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?  or go to  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 ;)


Visit the author's website:

Q&A wth Heather Lin!!!

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 Jason are thrown together again.

But now Jason is an auto mechanic with an ex-wife and a daughter, and Gabby owns a successful flower shop in the city. Even if Gabby is able to admit she still loves Jason, and even if Jason is able to convince her to tell him the real reason she left, will they be able to get past the changes and broken pieces in time to start over?

Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?

Ooh...Tough question. I guess my favorite scene is one that takes place about half-way through the story in Gabby's father's shed. Jason's fixing a tractor and Gabby runs into him. There's a lot of emotional tension, Gabby finally begins to give into Jason, and there is a super hot make-out scene.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I've loved writing as long as I've loved reading, but I think I was eighteen when I realized it might be a possible career goal. I knew I couldn't make a living off of poetry (although I still enjoy writing it), but once I found romance, I knew I'd found a doorway into doing what I love for a living. Of course, I still have my day job, but I'm hoping to eventually be able to focus solely on writing.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?

A lot of my inspiration comes from music. For Westridge, Taylor Swift's "Mary's Song" started it all. The song is about childhood sweethearts who grow up together, fall in love, and get married. I thought it was so romantic, and I missed my own small hometown while I was away at college, so I threw all of that emotion into the story.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I have a hard time writing in the mornings. I can't wake up early to write; I can only stay up impratically late to finish a scene.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That I can finish a book! The first one I wrote took me about four years to finish. I was still in high school and my writing wasn't quite developed. I finished it while I was in college, but I needed to prove to myself that I could write a book in a practical amount of time. Westridge only took me about four months, and the one I just finished, which is much longer, took me about a year to complete. Even though I may never be able to pop out 3 books a year like some authors, I'm excited to be averaging one per year instead of one every four years!

What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

Carly Phillips and Stephanie Meyer both helped. Carly Phillips was the first romance author I read, and Stephanie Meyer taught me that light, fun, romantic fluff can be incredibly popular. My mom always supported me and encouraged me; she's my best editor! And, of course, my fiance is absolutely my #1 fan. He brings my confidence up when it's lacking and brags about me until I start to see myself and accomplishments the way he does. I don't think I'd have a book coming out if it wasn't for his encouragement.

What does your family think about your career as a published author?

They're really proud. My Mom keeps her friends at work updated, and even though my Dad and brother ignore the fact that sex is involved, they're excited for me. My grandparents are always supportive and excited for me, too. I know I'm very lucky.

Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I don't have time for a lot of other Reading, wedding planning (with a lot of DIY), working...Of course I like going out with friends and I'm a big fan of Game of Thrones. And we'll be looking for our first house soon, so I've been stalking!

Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

I'm finishing the edits on two novels right now, so I'm hoping to get those out soon. One's a futuristic romance that's pretty different from anything else I've written so far; the other is a (mostly) fun story about a city girl trapped in Nowhere, VA. Keep an eye out!

How can readers connect with you online?

In addition to the ebook giveaway today, I'm also giving away a Country Chic gift set from Bath & Bodyworks. Stop by my blog and click on the "Contests" tab to find out how you can enter!


"What do you mean you can't pick me up?" Gabby Jones asked in disbelief, trying to balanceher purse, suitcase, ticket, and cell phone as she boarded the bus.

"I'll send someone to get you. I'm busy helping with the funeral arrangements," her mother replied.

"What about Dad?"

"He's busy, too. We'll send someone."

"Mom," she said unhappily. "I know who you're gonna send. You can't."

"Oh, you're gonna have to see him at the funeral, anyway. And just because you disowned all of your friends when you moved away doesn't mean I have to."

Gabby had left the small town of Westridge five years ago. In Westridge, the nearest mall was forty-five minutes away, and "got stuck behind a plow" was the most common excuse for tardiness. The kids hung out at Walmart or the diner during their downtime and talked about how they couldn't wait to get away from the stupid small town where everyone knew everyone else's business. They didn't want to be stuck in the same routine, seeing the same people their whole lives, and Gabby had felt the same way — trapped, bored, insignificant. At least, that's what she'd told Jason two days before getting on a bus to the city and not looking back.

Ever since, she'd made a point of avoiding her old friends whenever she returned to visit her parents. Of course, her mother always updated her on Jason whether Gabby wanted to hear it or not. Mrs Jones had complained about the girl Jason dated after Gabby, discounted their quick marriage, gushed over their new baby, and gloated when they got divorced just a year after her birth. It had hurt Gabby to hear the news, but there was no way she'd ever admit it to her mother. Gabby tolerated her mother's gossip and was grateful she'd managed to avoid her high school sweetheart in person, if not in conversation. But this visit would be different.

Her parents and Jason's had been best friends since high school, and none of them made a secret of wishing Gabby and Jason would get back together. Sending him to pick her up today was a perfect setup. For them. Gabby rolled her hazel eyes in annoyance, even though her mother couldn't see.

"I didn't disown anyone," she said. “I just went on to bigger and better things. People drift apart. It happens."

She found her seat and threw her bags onto the rack above it. Her neighbors didn't look particularly happy about the twenty-three year old talking away on her cell phone, but she ignored them.

"Bullshit," Mrs Jones admonished. Only her mother could make cussing sound like a gentle, motherly act. "You loved it here. You were perfectly happy until—"

"Mom!" Gabby interrupted, not wanting to hear what her mother would say next.

She'd become a master of denial over the years and couldn't handle anyone breaking through the fog of her self-induced memory loss. Her mother sighed. It was a heavy sound, and Gabby didn't like it. It made her seem old.

"You're right. It's fine," Gabby's voice softened. "I'll have to see him soon, anyway."

"It'll be okay, baby. I love you. I have to go now."

"Love you, too, Mom."

She snapped the phone shut and leaned her head back against the seat, closing her eyes to fend off a tension headache. But all she could see was an eighteen year old Jason: blue eyes full of disbelief, face pale, fists balled.

* * * *

"What the hell do you think you're doing?" Jason demanded, slamming the door to his truck shut.

"I'm leaving."

Gabby had to work hard to keep her chin raised and her lips from trembling.

"Just like that? And all I get is a note in my locker on the last day of school?"

He threw a crumpled piece of paper at her feet. Her parents had dropped her off at the bus stop, but they were long gone. If that goodbye had been painful, this one would be excruciating — which was exactly why she'd tried to avoid it.

"I told you in the note—"

"And now you can tell me to my face."

He was making a scene. Gabby was embarrassed, and the tears she'd tried desperately to keep at bay burned in her eyes.

"There isn't anything to do in this town. I just need to see what else is out there."

"This is bullshit, Gabby. A few months ago, we were talking about getting married."

Her voice rose as she lied desperately through her teeth, trying to keep control.

"Well, I changed my mind."

The bus pulled up, and Jason's anger turned to pleading.

"Don't, Gabby. If you need some time away from this place, I'll go with you."

"You belong here, Jason."

"I belong with you."

"Not anymore."

Then she turned and boarded the bus, ignoring the stares. She managed to hold the tears back until he was out of sight.

* * * *

The pain of the memory was scorching, surprising Gabby with its intensity. She opened her eyes. She had to get a hold of herself. She looked past the old man reading a magazine, her gaze falling on the houses outside. They were reaching the suburbs, but her destination lay far beyond that. Gabby groaned and firmly pushed the last image she had of her high school sweetheart out of her mind. The next few days were going to be hell.

Monday, June 27, 2011

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:

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 and click on the RRT Chat button.

Chat will be begin around 9:00 PM Eastern Time and last until???

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book Giveaway:

Just out!


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 backlist (which thankfully at the time wasn't long!).

Do you have any authors that are new to you and suddenly you have to get their entire backlist to read?

Post away and I'll announce a winner later in the week (probably Thursday sometime)

Open to US and Canada mailing addresses only due to postage.

Good luck!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Reviews Posted

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!


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.




THE PROMISE OF LOVE – Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Sylvia Day, Jamie Denton, Kate Douglas, Kathy Love – Carolyn – Contemporary Romance


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


ADDICTED TO YOU – Bethany Kane – A One Night of Passion Novel – Jennifer – Erotic

BAD GIRL BY NIGHT – Lacey Alexander – A H.O.T. Cops Novel, Book 1 – Holly – Erotic

BLACKBERRY SUMMER – RaeAnne Thayne – Hope’s Crossing, Book 1 – Deborah
CREED’S HONOR – Linda Lael Miller – The Creed Cowboys, Book 2- Diana


FLYING BLIND – Deborah Cooke – The Dragon Diaries - A Perfect 10 – Young Adult

SHADOWBORN – Alison Sinclair - Jane

UNNATURAL ISSUE – Mercedes Lackey – The Elemental Masters, Book 6 – Robin


FIRE ON DARK WATER – Wendy K. Perriman – Jani


GUARDING A NORTORIOUS LADY – Olivia Parker – Marilyn
KNIGHT’S ARDOR – Teresa Swift- Jane

LADY OF SEDUCTION – Laurel McKee – Daughter of Erin Trilogy, Book 3 – Jani

NEARLY A LADY – Alissa Johnson – Robin

THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE – Stefanie Sloane – A Regency Rogues Novel – Jani


THE CAREGIVER – Shelley Shepard Gray – Families of Honor, Book 1 – Diana


HOTEL NO TELL – Daphne Uviller – Deborah

LOUISA AND THE MISSING HEIRESS – Anna Maclean – The First Louisa May Alcott Mystery – Jane


BLOOD LAW – Karin Tabke – A Blood Moon Rising Novel – Amanda – Erotic

DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE – Terri Garey – Devil’s Bargain, Book 1 – Jennifer
EVERDARK – Elle Jasper – The Dark Ink Chronicles, Book 2- Amanda
HUNTER’S FALL – Shiloh Walker – Hunters Series – Jennifer

JADED – Anya Bast – Sequel ot Jeweled – A Perfect 10 – Lenore

STORM KISSED – Jessica Andersen – Nightkeepers, Book 6 – Marilyn


BEG FOR MERCY – Jami Alden – A Perfect 10 – Amanda

FACE OF DANGER – Roxanne St. Claire – A Guardians Angelino Novel, Book 3 – Carolyn

VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHT – Marta Perry – Amish Suspense Series, Book 2 – Diana


ACQUIRED: THE CEO’S SMALL-TOWN BRIDE – Catherine Mann – The Takeover, Book 6 – Patti HD#2090

AT HIS MAJESTY’S CONVENIENCE – Jennifer Lewis – Royal Rebels – Jennifer – HD #2093

CARRYING THE RANCHER’S HEIR – Charlene Sands – HD #2088
HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR – Heidi Betts – Billionaires and Babies Series – Patti – HD#2091

MEDDLING WITH A MILLIONAIRE – Cat Schield – Patti – HD#2094

TEMRS OF SURRENDER – Leslie Kelly – Uniformly Hot! Series – Patti – HB#616

THE BILLIONAIRE’S BEDSIDE MANNER – Robyn Grady – Marilyn – HD#2092

THE PROPOSAL – Brenda Jackson – A Westmoreland Family Novel – Robin – HD #2089


THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE - Stephanie Sloane




HUNT THE MOON - Karen Chance

MAGIC SLAYS - Ilona Andrews

See the contest page to enter the contest.


Romance Reviews Today

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Q&A with Abbi Glines!

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 spend some time with her and takes it. While taking her grocery shopping “in disguise” a little girl recognizes him. When the girl’s mother apologizes for her daughter starring and explaining that her daughter is convinced he is Jax Stone, Jax bends down and whispers to her that she is right. The rest of the scene actually makes me a little weepy when I read it, even though I wrote it.

3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Hard guess I’ve been writing stories in notebooks since I learned to spell. Even as young as eight I was telling everyone I wanted to be a writer.

4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?

Breathe is set in a “fictional” town patterned after the actual city of Orange Beach, AL and Ono Island. Basically I wrote what I knew. My next novel, Existence, is a paranormal YA romance and only very little research was needed. However, I did necessary research online. The book I am currently working on is requiring extensive research. I’ve interviewed people, gone to the city and area the book is based in and studied the culture. I have also spent a lot of time reading up on the culture online.

5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

My need to suck on Twizzlers while writing.

6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That my characters can take over the story. For example, I had Existence all mapped out before I started it. Then when I got going, one of the main characters completely changed the whole idea and twisted everything around. Who knew characters in my head could have a mind of their own!

7. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

My mom. She isn’t a writer but an avid reader. She has been reading my manuscripts all my life. Even when she didn’t like what I had written she kept encouraging me to keep at it. Even when I wanted to give up she wouldn’t let me.

8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

My husband is super supportive (however, he is believing for a best seller so he can go buy some stupid fishing boat he has had his eyes on for awhile). My kids love telling people their mom wrote a book. My mother tells anyone who will stand still long enough.

9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I read. I mean I seriously read. I should own stock in Barnes & Noble. I’m also slightly obsessed with Disney World. If I don’t get there at least once a year I get ornery. My three kids, my husband and I spend a good deal of time in water. Paddle boarding and boating happen to be our favorite past times.

10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

Existence will be released by Wild Child Publishing sometime in 2012 is my guess. I don’t have a release date yet. Existence is about a girl whose time is up and when Death comes to take her he can’t seem to do it. Before she even realizes what is happening Death is breaking the rules and falling in love.

Right now I am working on something that is requiring a good bit of research into the swamps of Louisiana and Voodoo.

11. How can readers connect with you online?

I am a Twitter junkie: @Abbiglines

I also blog frequently:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book winner!

The winner of THE SOLDIER by Grace Burrowes is..... LSUReader!


Please email me by July 3rd with your mailing info -->

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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

Author Adrienne Davenport joins us to discuss her book, DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS. Door prize: Lucky winners will receive either a $15 gift card or a signed copy of DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS! Moderated by CrazyMo.

When? Tomorrow night (Wed) at 9:00PM Eastern time

Where?  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 ;)


Spotlight Review:

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 now. Of course, his
hormones go on high alert around Tyler and have him ready to risk his sister and
her relatives finding out he’s boinking Tyler. They don’t even make the end of
the day before they’re exploring each other’s bodies. Their attraction is like
water on a hot sizzles and steams. But will their relationship
evaporate once Tyler’s trip to Wyoming is over?

Vicki Lewis Thompson knows how to steam up the pages with her writing, and
she certainly has another scorcher in SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY. Alex and Tyler
were briefly mentioned in CLAIMED!…and so was their rendezvous in the hayloft.
So it’s natural their story had to be told and you won’t be disappointed in the
results. Tyler has big plans for a successful career as a cruise director, and
getting involved with a man isn’t part of those plans. She’s willing to accept
an extended one-night affair with Alex, but is concerned how the repercussions
could affect her sister if their affair is discovered. The sneaking around adds
a sense of illicitness in SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY.

Alex left Chicago to relocate to Wyoming and he’s made the adjustment quite
well. He’s now as laid back a cowboy as if he’d been born one. As the marketing
director of the Last Chance Ranch, he’s in the midst of planning an open house,
but his plans are coming unraveled with cancellations and weather issues. With
the arrival of Tyler, who’s a whiz at planning, they agree to work together and
act professional, despite the fact they can barely keep their hands off each
other. Of course, they get plenty of opportunity in SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY to
practice keeping their hands on each other….

If you’re looking for a sexy, fun tale you can’t put down, then look no
further than SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY. Grab this one before it’s off the

Patti Fischer

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Perfect 10:

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 everywhere and her cousin beheaded. Because beheadings are used to kill vampires, Talia is sure the beheading was meant for her because Michelle was not a vampire and they look very similar.
Lore feels the danger drawing closer as he runs through the city. He sees the Fairview Medical Clinic is on fire, and because it is made of cement, knows the only way it can burn is with magic. He continues running and finds Talia with the beheaded body of her cousin Michelle. She claims her innocence, but he doesn’t know if he should believe her or not. There is a crude drawing on the wall in the condo, drawn in blood with “Vincire” written below it. What does it all mean? Although Talia fights for her life, he takes her to his condo and handcuffs her to the bed. Lore finds it somewhat amusing when she calls him a “bad dog”. Although he is attracted to her, hellhounds should not mate with any other creature but a hellhound. His pack is encouraging him to choose a mate.

Talia is grieving over the loss of her cousin, and blaming herself. Michelle was her only relative who would have anything to do with her once she was turned. Her family is from a tribe of hunters who killed monsters; her father trained her and her brother to be killers. Even though she is now one of the monsters, she is marked by the sign of the hunter, which could make it more dangerous for her.

Darak, a huge vampire, comes to town to watch the election. He is seeing the magic when he runs across a woman who claims to be Talia’s cousin. Before she disappears, she tells him to take care of Talia because
the murderer is coming after her next.

FROSTBOUND is an amazing story of a strange world with some very intriguing and unusual creatures. Who is it that is terrorizing the people who, for the most part, are trying to live in peace? The book is filled with action, romance, magic, and will even garner a smile or two. It is beautifully written with a marvelous cast of characters, too many to mention. They all are realistically depicted with excellent dialogue. How can you not like a bad dog that cannot lie? He was one of my favorite characters, but all the secondary players are equally fascinating as they try to survive or kill in this extraordinary world from the imagination
of Ms. Ashwood.

FROSTBOUND is well deserving of a Perfect 10.

Marilyn Heyman

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book Giveaway:

THE SOLDIER by Grace Burrowes
Out now!


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!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Perfect 10:

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

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, but he is soon
drawn into Roxy and her world.

To save each other and their world, Roxy must become the thing she swore she
never would be, to awaken the beast that can save them all. Key knows Dyfyr is
more than just a character, but when the beast within him begins to emerge, Key
must embrace the dragon.

SINFUL MAGIC is yet another sizzling and thrilling novel in Jennifer Lyon's
Wing Slayer Hunters series. Key and Roxy are characters to fall in love with.
The chemistry and spark works perfectly with just enough sexual tension to keep
readers on their toes. Lyon not only writes a heck of a love story but an action
packed thriller as well. The plot moves smoothly and quickly, sucking readers in
deeper page after page.

SINFUL MAGIC is the fourth novel in this scorching series, but can be read as
a stand alone. It is a must read for fans of paranormal romance. A different
take on supernatural creatures, Jennifer Lyon rewrites the rules of paranormal
and takes readers away from the constant vampire and shifter novel lining the
shelves. A Perfect 10 in every way, I loved SINFUL MAGIC and cannot wait
for the next book in the series.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Book Winner.....

The winner of THE DARKNESS BEYOND is.... CAIT045!!!

Congrats and please email me at

By the way, the cover is wayyyyyy pretty in person. Love the shiny cover.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chat Wednesday night with....Phoebe Conn!

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:

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Monday, June 13, 2011

New Reviews Posted!

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.


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.




HEXED – Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein – Jennifer – Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

THREE SINFUL WISHES – R.G. Alexander – Jennifer – Erotic


THE SUMMER WE CAME TO LIFE – Deborah Cloyed – Marilyn


A COURTESAN’S GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR MAN – Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan - Marilyn
LOVE UNDER A DARK SKY – Shellie Foltz – Jennifer

MAKE MINE A BAD BOY – Katie Lane – Patti

MONEY SHOT – Susan Sey – Jennifer


HIT LIST – Laurell K. Hamilton – Anita Blake, Book 20 – Kathy


JUST LIKE HEAVEN – Julia Quinn - Jane

RIPE FOR PLEASURE – Isobel Carr – The League of Second Sons, Book 1 – Carolyn

WALKIN’ ON CLOUDS – Carolyn Brown – An Angels and Outlaws Novel – Jani



BURNING SKIES – Caris Roane – The Guardians of Ascension, Book 2 – Lenore

FORGOTTEN SEA – Virginia Kantra – The Children of the Sea, Book 5 – Marilyn

FROSTBOUND – Sharon Ashwood – The Dark Forgotten, Book 4 – A Perfect 10 – Marilyn

NIGHTFALL – Ellen Connor – Dark Age Dawning, Book 1 – Lenore

SINFUL MAGIC – Jennifer Lyon – Wing Slayer Hunters, Book 4 – A Perfect 10 – Lenore


TRACE OF FEVER – Lori Foster – Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor, Book 2 – Carolyn


RECKLESS PLEASURE – Tori Carrington – The Pleasure Seekers, Book 1 – Patti – HB #617

SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY – Vicki Lewis Thompson – Sons of Chance, Book 4 – Patti – HB #618

THE DADDY CATCH – Leigh Duncan – Miniseries: Fatherhood – Jennifer – HAR



BITE CLUB – Rachael Caine – Morganville Vampires, Book 10 - Kathy - Paranormal



THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE - Stephanie Sloane




HUNT THE MOON - Karen Chance

MAGIC SLAYS - Ilona Andrews

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Romance Reviews Today

Guest Blogger: Kat Martin and Writing With a Partner

     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 meets ruggedly handsome and arrogant Jake Weston, her father’s partner and now Jessie’s. Jake is smug and domineering, a man hell-bent on proving Jessie can’t handle the job as his business partner. He’s determined to force her to sell him her share of the Tin Angel.

     Not the restaurant Jessie believes when she leaves Boston, but the most notorious whore house on the Barbary Coast.

     Once the story idea was conceived, we had to figure out how to work on it together. We decided to do it the easy way (or so it seemed at the time). Larry wrote the man’s part, I wrote the woman’s. What made the project so much fun was that aside from a rough outline of what the book was going to be about, neither of us knew from day to day what the other was going to write.

     It was like writing a book while we were making up a book. It was a laugh a minute when we were a hundred pages into the book and I realized we had forgotten to bury Jessie’s father. I was going to write a quick funeral scene and insert it in the early part of the book...then I decided to see what Larry--by far the most fearless writer of the two of us--would write. He came up with a Chinese funeral that cracked me up and the Chinese community became a vital part of the story line.

     We did have a few fights along the way, but mostly it was just so interesting to see what was going to happen next. Oddly, when two people write together, it doesn’t really sound like either one of them, but becomes a voice of its own. The book came out a little different from what I usually write, and since it’s a sexy romance, it’s way, way different from what my husband usually writes.

     TIN ANGEL is only available in print from Amazon, but it has a great new cover, and it’s available in Kindle, Nook, and all other e-book formats.

     So if you’re ready to read something just for fun, I hope you’ll give TIN ANGEL a try. And we both hope you enjoy it.

     Very best wishes, Kat and L.J. Martin


Learn more by visiting Kat's website by clicking here.

Be sure to enter her contest for a Kindle by clicking here.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Giveaway:

Out this month!


 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 down the captivating woman whose ability to break through his firewalls is also breaking through to his warrior’s heart.

If interested, post once.....

Isn't the cover yummy???

US and Canada mailing addresses only.
Winner announced later in the week.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Q&A with Adrienne Davenport!

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 only they can find the courage to reach for it.

2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?

I’d have to say the scene where Aiden enters his study expecting an assassin and instead finds Jezebel waiting for him. He has his knife raised about to strike when he rounds the tall chair and sees her. Aiden and Jezebel intend to only discuss their situation but the atmosphere is tense and each party is barely keeping their emotions under control. When Jezebel continues to rebel against Aiden, the Duke, unable to take it any longer, loses his temper and pulling Jezebel to him, kisses her deeply and demands to know why she opposes their marriage.

I enjoy this scene because it shows the characters at the height of their emotions and the entire scene has a really charged tone to it.

3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since at least fifth grade. In high school I was always writing poetry on the back of my assignments. Poetry always came easy, but I dreamed of writing a full novel. I never felt like I had a good enough idea. With Dishonorable Intentions I felt like I finally found the idea I was looking for. From there on out, it was just a matter of finishing it.

4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?

I’ve been reading all genres of romance since I was in middle school, so when I started writing I already had a little bit of a background. I do, however, do a lot of research. Whether it is a historical or contemporary I like my ideas to be realistic so I make sure I have my facts straight. My ideas usually start with a character and a loose theme. Over time (and many nightly cups of tea) those characters and themes evolve into full storylines.

5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Probably the way my stories develop. I start out determined to create characters and settings that work well with each other for one book. By the time I’m done however, I’ve often decided that characters, ideas, etc. go better with a new book or a book in the works then with the one they were originally meant for.

6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

In my case, it wasn’t any one fact, it was a conglomerate. In the book I’m currently working on, Stranger by Morning, the characters travel around the world. In the process of deciding where I wanted them to travel and exactly why I wanted them there, I have looked at the landmarks from many different countries. Just getting to explore all those landmarks (via internet of course) has been really neat.

7. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

I am lucky to have a lot of friends who have been there to support me but the few who stand out are my son, dad, and best friends Stevie and Nicole. They have been around since day. I also have two friends, Lea and Cherie, who have helped me get my footing in the writing world and have helped me learn how it all works. That help, I can’t say it enough, has been invaluable. Without these guys I would have probably gone crazy by now trying to learn everything.

8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

They support me on it and they think it’s really cool that I am getting to live my dream of being an author.

9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

Usually when I’m not writing I’m spending time with my son, Julian. When I’m not doing that, I’m outside either doing yard work or bike riding. Ever since I was little bike riding has been my way of distressing. It also helps that I live in Moab, Utah which is the perfect place to do it.

10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

As I mentioned earlier, I’m working on a book called Stranger by Morning. It’s a contemporary romance about a businessman turned thief named Christian St. Lorriane who is tracking the person who murdered his mom and sister. He ends up enlisting the help of Reese Donavon, the reporter who is tracking him, only to find out she is his childhood sweetheart. When the murderer looks to Reese as his next target the stakes rise for Chris and finding the villain is no longer just about vengeance.

11. How can readers connect with you online?

You can check out what’s new at:

You can also look me up on any of my blogs, all of which I have links to on the page listed above.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi. I love hearing from readers and will try my best to reply to your emails as quickly as possible.

I'm glad to help you out. :)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Book Winner is.....

The winner of LOVE DRUNK COWBOY is .... StacieDM!!!

Please email me at by June 17th.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Chat Wednesday night with Anita Clenney!

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?  or go to  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!
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Spotlight Review:

THE KNITTING DIARIES - Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2937-4
April 2011
Contemporary Romance

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
daughter, sparks ignite. Ellen can’t help but notice they are attracted to
each other. Will Ellen get her wish? This may be a short story, but it is

Coming Unraveled - Susan Mallery

Robyn Mulligan gives up on her dream of becoming an actress on
Broadway. Broke and hungry, she returns home to Texas. Robyn plans
on helping her grandmother at her knitting store while Gran has knee
surgery. This will give her time to make some decisions about her

Robyn is welcomed by Gran and her friends. All is well, but at the
knitting table she sees a handsome man who is giving her the evil eye.
Just who does he think he is? After attempting to talk to him, the chat
turns hostile as T.J. informs her that he knows she is not actress, but a fraud
lying to Gran and living off her money. Can Robyn change his mind?

T.J. has his own problems. He is recovering from a car accident that
took his wife and child. His guilt over surviving the accident haunts
him. Yet Robyn ignites a passion, and maybe it’s time TJ acts on it.

Coming Unraveled follows the knitting theme as the backdrop of the
story. However, readers quickly learn that both Robyn’s and TJ’s lives
have become unraveled. Robyn is like so many other young girls who left
home to become a star only to have their dreams fall short. The sex
sizzles between T.J. and Robyn. Secondary characters, Gran and her
friends, set the stage for a fun and lively read.

Return To Summer Island - Christina Skye

Caro McNeal is the ultimate knitter. That is, until she is hit by a car
and her arm and hand are severely injured. Facing a lengthy time in
recovery she goes home to home Summer Island in Oregon. Her Gran, Morgan McNeal,
is a well known artist and knows how important it is for Caro to be able to
knit, and welcomes her home.

Right now Caro can’t even hold on to a cup of tea. One afternoon she
drops the tea pot just as somebody knocks on the door. Caro doesn’t know
it but her life changes when she answers the door and meets Gage Grayson.
When their eyes meet, both feel a jolt all way the way to their toes.

Gage is preparing to return to Afghanistan from an emergency leave. He
has two more stops. He needs to pick up a painting for a friend and drop
his pets off. He knocks on the door and, for some reason, he and Caro
connect. After talking for only an hour and going on a picnic, Gage
leaves. After spending such a short time together, could they have fallen
in love?

Caro and Gage stay in contact, and when she learns there was a huge fire
fight, she knows Gage has been hurt. She won’t stop till she finds her

This is a story of second chances. Caro is a lovely character.
She was devastated by her accident and frustrated that she couldn’t knit…or do
much of anything, in fact. Her depression is lifted after a picnic and
helping the local vet to look after Gage’s two animals.

Is there such a thing as love at first sight? I don’t know. I love the
ending, and I can’t tell you more. You will just have to read Return to Summer

THE KNITTING DIARIES is enjoyable, and I know readers will find them as
entertaining as I did. Enjoy.

Deborah C Jackson

Monday, June 06, 2011

Q&A with Kate Hewitt!

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 realize you wanted to be a writer?

When I was quite young--I’ve always written something, since childhood: poetry, plays, short stories, young adult novels...! I started pursuing romance writing seriously in my twenties.

4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?

Ideas are magical things--I wait for them to suddenly pop in my head like bubbles. Then it takes a lot of work and research turning that little bubble of an idea into a full-fledged story. I try to write about places I’ve been or know, and emotional conflicts that resonate with me personally. But ultimately Presents are fantasies, and so I get to do a lot of fun research about luxury hotels and the most expensive champagne!

5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I am not a superstitious person at all, but I’ve developed this little phobia about starting a book. I put all caps on to write ‘Chapter One’, and if I forget to take it off when I start actually writing I feel like it’s a bad omen and I need to start over! Bizarre, I know.

6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

Discovering my true voice was surprising! When I first started writing romance 15 years ago, I tried for lighthearted books that belonged in the Romance/Cherish line. None of them were published. Then I took a break, and when I started again I tried writing without thinking about what would sell, and out came this intense, emotional, sensual book...! I knew it was a Presents and that was a shocker, yet that was my book that sold and I’ve written 19 now and it’s definitely the right place for me.

7. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

My parents have always believed in me, which has been wonderful. My mother still reads all my books, and tells everyone she knows that I’m a writer. As far as authors, Jessica Hart and Jane Porter are two series authors that I’ve really enjoyed as a reader, and they both personally encouraged me to keep writing. When I wrote short stories for women’s magazines, I belonged to a fantastic group of women called The Wild Geese. We critiqued each other’s work online and gave each other a lot of support. I loved being part of a group.

8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

My parents are proud! I have to admit the rest of my family, while supportive, are a bit nonplussed as none of them read romance. I occasionally have to field a ‘churning it out’ comment, but when I tell them how many books I’ve written they’re pretty amazed.

9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I have four young children, so spending time with them is a pretty big interest and priority. I love reading and baking, and am looking forward to moving from an apartment in New York City to a house in the English countryside so I can finally garden! It’s a big move for the whole family and we’re really excited.

10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

The Matchmaker Bride, a retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, will be available in the US in August. (It came out in the UK in June as Mr and Mischief.) In September I have The Secret Baby Scandal coming out in the US, a 2-in-1 (two novellas) with Jennie Lucas, both based on ‘blackmail babies’. And in November I have Kholodov’s Last Mistress coming out in the UK, my first Russian hero!

11. How can readers connect with you online?

My website is  , and I have a blog there that I try to update weekly at least. I also have a Facebook fan page, and I’m on Twitter far too much as katehewitt1. Keep in touch! Thanks for having me here!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Book Giveaway:

LOVE DRUNK COWBOY by Carolyn Brown
Out now!


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!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Latest reviews posted

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!


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.




THE KNITTING DIARIES – Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye – Deborah – Contemporary Romance


TEN BEACH ROAD – Wendy Wax - Marilyn


LONETREE – Bobbie O’Keefe - Deborah

SUMMER AT SEASIDE COVE – Jacquie D’Alessandro – A Seaside Cove Novel, Book 1 – Patti


SHADY LADY – Anne Aguirre – Corinie Solomon, Book 3 – Lori – Urban Fantasy

SKELETON CREW – Cameron Crew – The Underworld Cycle, Book 2 – Amanda – Urban Fantasy

ENEMY GAMES – Marcella Burnard – Enemy Series, Book 2 - Jane


HEAVEN’S THUNDER – Mary Ellen Dennis – A Colorado Saga – Jani
ONE WHISPER AWAY – Emma Wildes – Ladies in Waiting Series – Jani


A TALE OF TWO LOVER – Maya Rodale – Writing Girls, Book 2 – Amy
SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND – Karen Hawkins- The Hurst Amulet Trilogy, Book 2 – Jane


WITNESS ON THE RUN - Hope White – Diana – SHLI #246


DARKFIRE KISS – Deborah Cooke – A Dragonfire Novel – Jani
RED MORTAL - Deidre Knight – Gods of Midnight, Book 4 – Lori

TRUTH OR DEMON – Kathy Love – Kathy


IN TRANSIT – Kathleen Gerard – Diana

SHIVER OF FEAR – Roxanne St. Claire – A Guardian Angelinos Novel, Book 2 – Carolyn

WHEN YOU DARE – Lori Foster – Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, Book 2 – Carolyn




THE MOZART CONSPIRACY – Scott Mariani – Diana

WAKING NIGHTMARE – Christopher Golden – Kathy – Paranormal


DRAGON BOUND - Thea Harrison & ASCENSION - Sable Grace
INTO THE NIGHT - Janelle Denison & DEAD BY MORNING - Beverly Barton

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Book winner!

The winner of ANY MAN OF MINE is.... Martha Lawson!

Please email me at with your mailing info.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Spotlight Review:

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, his hot little honey, is pregnant, and Patrick feels trapped. Will he remain faithful or stray? What about his new sexy secretary, Nora? Leah's mother, Fiona, is devastated that her daughter stole another woman’s man. To make matters worse, she has to face Hannah’s mother. Seems they play bridge together every Friday evening. When word leaks out that Leah is pregnant, it doesn’t help the awkward situation between Geraldine and Leah. Especially when Geraldine figures out that Leah got pregnant while Patrick and Hannah were still together. Oh My!

Family friends, Alice and Tom, face the serious issue of drunk driving, which explodes after Tom’s accident. Alice was aware of his drinking, but unfortunately, she didn’t want anyone else to know. In a small town, secrets do not stay secret for long…and that is what makes this such a good read.

SEMI-SWEET follows Hannah, her family, and her friends as Hannah works through her pain and discovers that life goes on. Not only is her business a success, but life is good. Readers get to know Hannah and many other characters who are part of this small town.

This is a marvelous character driven story. As the story progresses, the characters and plots and subplots are woven together, and readers won’t stop turning the pages till the very last. Ms. Meaney has written a winner.

Enjoy folks!

Deborah C Jackson