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Q & A with Beverly Jenkins...and a giveaway!

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1.        Tell us about your newest release. Night Hawk is western and my 25th release from Avon Books. The hero is a gun totin’, Bible quoting bounty hunter known as the Preacher. The heroine, Maggie Freeman is a young woman falsely accused of killing a man. She meets Preacher when he’s given the task of taking her by train to Denver to stand before a judge. Neither are who they appear to be on the surface, and as the adventure takes them across the country, the sparks fly and passion blooms. 2.        Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? I don’t have a particular favorite, because every scene with Maggie stands out. She’s feisty, charming, and a take no prisoners kind of lady. I had a ball writing her story. 3.        When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? The writing has always been in me. I was the editor of my elementary school newspaper in the 4th grade. The Jones School Comet! However, all I ever really wanted to do was work in

Review Spotlight: THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING.... and a giveaway!

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THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING – James Patterson and Richard DiLallo Little, Brown & Co. (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-346-09739-0 October 2011 General Fiction, Holiday Mainly Stockbridge, Massachusetts – the Present Abby Summerhill, a fifty-four year-old part-time teacher, farmer, food-blogger and all-around giving woman feels it's time to get all her family together. It would be the first time since her beloved husband Peter's funeral three years ago. She has just the bait to get her four children with their mates and children to come home for Christmas. Abby has many friends, but four are really close; they feed the homeless breakfast every morning in Abby's barn. There are: Stacey Lee Pashcow, her best female friend; Martin Summerehill, a builder and Peter's brother; Tom Haden, a farmer and a friend of Abby's since childhood; and lastly, liberal Rabbi Jacob Coleman with a highly developed sense of humor. One of the three men proposed to Abby and the other two quick

Winners....we have some winners!

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Today I am going to post a couple of winners. First up...the winner of the Sylvia Day book is.... Miranda Grissom! The winner of the RRT Blog anniversary gift card is.... poster #15...Kathleen O! Ladies, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 11/5/11. Congrats!

Q & A with Vonda Sinclair!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My Wild Highlander is the second story in my Scottish historical romance series (My Fierce Highlander was the first.) My Wild Highlander: Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior that the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides and she’s in dire need of his protection. Sir Lachlan MacGrath, known as Seducer of the Highlands, possesses a charming wickedness and canny wit which has earned him much popularity. After the king decrees that he wed the fiery hellion, Lachlan discovers there is one woman who can resist him—Angelique. Can he break through her icy façade and melt her heart, or will the dark secrets lurking in her past not only cost them their future together, but th

Chat Wed night with... Holli Winters!

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Noble Romance author, Holli Winters, joins us to discuss her book, ARRESTED PLEASURE. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Wed night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=101222  or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/  and click on RRT CHAT at the top. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! We might even have handcuffs ;) Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com! Want chat reminders? Join my loop at MoBookBuzz-subscribe@yahoogroups.com http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Mos-Book-Buzz/159510224111495

Psst...

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Friday sometime I will announce the big winners of the two contests currently running. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!

New reviews posted at Romance Reviews Today

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Check out the October reviews: New reviews - October 2011 ANTHOLOGIES A TEXAS CHRISTMAS – Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyllis Miranda, DeWanna Pace – 10/2011 – Jane - Historical - New 10/10 SILENT NIGHT, SINFUL NIGHT – Sharon Page, Chloe Harris, Melissa MacNeal – 10/2011 – Holly – Erotic Historical - New 10/24 THE UNQUIET – J.D. Robb , Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Kay McComas – 10/2011 – Jennifer - New 10/24 CONTEMPORARY FICTION THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING – James Patterson & Richard DiLallo – 10/2011 – Jane - New 10/10 LIFE STUDIES – Nancy Gotter Gates – 8/2011 - Deborah ONCE UPON A TIME , THERE WAS YOU – Elizabeth Berg – 10/2011 - Marilyn SLOW RIDE – Erin McCarthy – Fast Track Series, Book 5 – 10/2011 – Patti - New 10/24 THE SWEETEST THING – Christina Mandelski – 5/2011 – Rose May -New 10/10 CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ANIMAL ATTRACTION – Jill Shalvis – An Animal Magnetism Novel, Book 2- 10/2011 – Jennifer –New 10/24 BAD BOYS DO – Victoria Dahl – Don

Kat Martin Book Winner is......

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Congrats to this poster! Anonymous said... Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I read 2 of the previous ones and enjoyed them. lovesthemets@yahoo.com Natalies Mama 11:39 AM Please email by the end of this week at pattifischer@yahoo.com  

Book Giveaway:

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Seven Years to Sin The longer the resistance… Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, proper Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a licentious scene no innocent young miss could imagine. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she’d held her silence regarding scandalous Alistair Caulfield, and walked down the aisle as expected. But through years of serene, unremarkable marriage, Caulfield’s image remained burned into her imagination, fueling very illicit dreams… …the sweeter the reward Alistair ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante with the fire of passion in her eyes–all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth she knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years’ worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk–and the certainty that surrender will consume them both… Sounds like an intriguing book! A bad boy hero an

Slow Ride winner is.....

Congrats to JODER, who wins the copy of SLOW RIDE by Erin McCarthy ! Congrats and email me at Luv2RdBks@aol.com by 11/1/11.

Guest Blog: WHAT DO READERS LOVE ABOUT ROMANCE? by Kat Martin

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(Check out below for the chance to win a copy of AGAINST THE STORM .) It’s a question that dozens of people have tried to answer. On Valentine’s Day, article after article attempted to explore the concept. Non-fiction books are written about it, essays are printed. Internet sites Chat about it. The truth is there is no single answer. From the time we’re teenagers, we’re thinking about finding a mate. When we’re old and alone, our spouse long gone, we’re remembering the romantic days when we fell in love, the days of our lives we spent with someone who loved us. From the start, it’s a journey fraught with perils. Today, with people living in cities, the odds of finding the right mate are mind-boggling. Thousands of bars and restaurants, millions of people all searching for someone. People turn to Internet dating to improve their chances of finding a person with the same interests...someone they might have a chance to love. The same journey happens in a Romance novel and it’s

Chat with Bertrice Small!

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Legendary author, Bertrice Small, joins us to discuss her book, BOND OF PASSION. Door prize: Six lucky winners will each receive a signed copy of BOND OF PASSION! Moderated by KatBos. When? Oct 19th (Wed) 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 up at the top. When the login screen loads just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you for a passionately wonderful chat! Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at http://www.romrevtoday.com/ ! Want chat reminders? Join my loop at MoBookBuzz-subscribe@yahoogroups.com   http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Mos-Book-Buzz/159510224111495

A Perfect 10:

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ONE SALT SEA - Seanan McGuire An October Daye Novel , Book 5 A Perfect 10 Daw ISBN: 978-0-7564-0683-7 October 2011 Urban Fantasy San Francisco - The Present After many trials and tribulations, October Daye is now Countess of Goldengreen, a knowe of her own. (A knowe is a hidden realm with a slight variation in space-time—who knew San Francisco had such depths?) She is also a knight of her liege Sylvester Torquill, Duke of the Shadowed Hills, who has just given her a young man she knows, Quentin, to train as her squire. Her situation has changed from the disreputable changeling, or half-bred human-sidhe (shee) child, and even enjoys a relationship with a Selkie (sell-key), Connor O'Dell. Things aren't perfect but better. Some sidhe still look down their noses at her and think her undeserving of her honors. However, everything is about to go downhill…fast. One of the first born, a daughter of Maeve and Oberon, the Luidaeg (Lou-sha-k), a very scary fae, comes to Octo

Book Giveaway: SLOW RIDE by Erin McCarthy

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SLOW RIDE by Erin McCarthy Part of the Fast Track series Out now! As a tribute to her late journalist father, Tuesday Jones is planning a career benefit, auctioning off racing memorabilia and meet-and-greets with drivers. Ex-racing star Diesel Lange has had his own brush with death, and is determined not to waste another minute of his life- especially when he meets Tuesday. He wants nothing more than to shift their romance into high gear, but he knows she's still grieving. Can Diesel do the one thing he could never do on the track and take it slow? Learn more by visiting Erin's website at http://www.erinmccarthy.net/ Interested in winning a copy? Just post once. One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Winner to be announced later in the week.

Book winner..... oops!

I meant to post Logan Belle's winner on Friday, but spaced it out. http://romrevtoday.blogspot.com/2011/10/q-with-logan-belleand-giveaway.html Anyway, the winner is........... CATSLADY!!! Please emai me at Luv2RdBks@aol.com with your mailing info and I will pass onto Logan. Congrats!!!

Read Pink

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PENGUIN GROUP (USA) IS IN THE PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS It’s time to think pink to shrink cancer What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by the Penguin Group (USA) called Read Pink™ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This literary embrace of a life-saving cause last year resulted in nearly 400,000 best-selling romances shipped with Read Pink seals and information about the charity it supports – the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. In 2010 and 2011, some 12,000 floor displays also carried the Read Pink message. The result raised awareness for BCRF, the only cancer organization to receive A+ from the Institute for Philanthropy. “We are delighted to be able to continue this initiative in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for a second time. We hope that awareness for the Foundation’s work will only grow by bringing more attention to this important cause,” said Leslie Gelbman, President of Mass Market Publishing, Penguin Group (US

Chat Wednesday night with... Janelle Denison!!

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St Martins Press, and USA Today Bestselling author, Janelle Denison joins us to discuss her book, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Wed (10/12) 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 at the top. Once the login screen loads, just type in your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you for a great chat NIGHT ;) Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com! Want chat reminders? Join my loop at MoBookBuzz-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

It's...Party Time!

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Hard to believe it, but five years ago this blog came into existence. Yes, FIVE YEARS ago. To help celebrate five years, I'm giving away a $25 egiftcard to one lucky winner to their choice of Amazon or B&N. You can enter once and I'll draw a winner the week of October 24th. Just answer this question: What would you spend the $25 on? :D

Q&A with Logan Belle....and a giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. My newest release is FALLEN ANGEL , the second novel in a series about a young New York lawyer who becomes a burlesque dancer, and how the burlesque scene creates challenges in her relationship with her boyfriend. This novel follows the same characters I introduced in the first novel, and introduces a new dancer, Violet, who I guess you could call the villainess. Learn more about the series by clicking here 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? One of my favorite scenes shows the villainess, Violet, in her “day” job as a dominatrix. When I was beginning this novel, I had just read a memoir called Whip Smart by a New York woman who became a dominatrix to make extra money, and it fascinated me. This character let me explore that subculture in a way that was very creative and fun for me as a writer. The scene I’m thinking of – in which she plays out the more outlandish fantasies of one of the other characters – i

Do you tweet?

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If you are on twitter, be sure to follow us: http://twitter.com/#!/RomRevToday For this week here on the blog.... we have a guest and giveaway tomorrow. Another giveaway from me coming on Tuesday.... Mo has a chat on Wednesday night. More info to come! And if you haven't visited the new Romance Reviews Today website, get thee over there! Terrie has a book a week contest going on. Here is the website address: http://www.romrevtoday.com/ Happy Reading!!!!

Q&A with Francine Thomas Howard!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Ahh, Paris Noire. I know it’s subtle, maybe too subtle, but the title says it all. I carefully chose the feminine form of ‘black’ or ‘dark’ in the French language to convey the story of a biracial woman immigrant living in Paris on the day the city is finally liberated from Nazi occupation—August 25, 1944. Paris Noire carries fifty-year-old Martinique-born Marie-Therese and her two grown children through the tumultuous year of 1944-45. Along the way our heroine confronts jubilation, loss, a ménage a trois, betrayal, love, and a possible murder—all from the point of view of a black Frenchwoman. In this maelstrom, Marie-Therese turns for help to a second group of gens de colour living in Paris. But unlike her family and other marginalized former French colonials from the West Indies and North Africa, these people of color are Americans-- remnants of the lionized African-American ex-patriate artistic community managed to evade Hitler’s edict. Thou

The winner is....

The winner of THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME is..... Christine A. Congrats and contact me at Luv2RdBks@aol.com by 10/16/11!

October chat schedule:

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Oct 5th: Francine Thomas Howard Oct 12th: Janelle Denisen Oct 19th: Bertrice Small Oct 26th: Holli Winters Be sure to go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and then click on the chat link and head into Mo's Book Buzz. All chats are on Wednesday nights and begin at 9:00 PM EST.

A Perfect 10:

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ALWAYS A TEMPTRESS - Eileen Dreyer A Perfect 10 Drake's Rakes , Book 3 Grand Central's Forever USBN: 978-0-446-54205-0 October 2011 Historical Romance England, 1815 Since the battle of Waterloo, Major Sir Harry Lidge has had one desire: to travel the world and study architecture. Before he can follow his dream he must go to a friend's wedding as the groom is a fellow member of Drake's Rakes, a few men working to save the realm from a traitorous, well-disguised group. At the wedding, Harry encounters the woman who betrayed him ten years previously, Lady Kate Seaton. When the man the Drake's Rakes is seeking suddenly dies, he implicates the whore, who Harry assumes to be Kate, as part of the conspiracy. Harry is told to protect Kate and find out what she knows. Harry hears this as kidnap Kate and hold her until she talks. Kate is the daughter of a duke and the widow of a duke. She takes pleasure in taking precedence before her hypocritical brother, the pr

Book Giveaway: THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME by G.A. Aiken

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The Dragon Who Loved Me is out now! Here is the blurb: I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I’ve earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it’s the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind. So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don’t care if he’s fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He’s having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I’m going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways… Learn more by visiting the author's website by clicki

Check out the new Romance Reviews Today!

Terrie has redid the site and be sure to check it out, along with October reviews: http://romrevtoday.com/