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The book winner is....

Congrats to Estella, who wins the Kasey Michaels book. Send me your snail mail addy to pattifischer@yahoo.com

Chat with Karen Hawkins!

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins joins us to discuss her book, A MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSION. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND and another lucky winner will receive a signed copy of ONE NIGHT IN SCOTLAND! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Wed at 9:00 PM EST 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 for a dangerously fun 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

Book Giveaway:

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SIN by Kasey Michaels Blurb: Meet the Blackthorn Brothers — three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love… Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin "Puck" Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule — never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his charms, Puck realizes that some rules were made to be broken ... Scandalized to discover that the masked man with whom she'd shared a dance — and a forbidden embrace — is in fact the ton's most celebrated rake, Regina Hackett vows to keep her distance. Yet when her dear friend vanishes, it is to Puck that Regina must turn. And as they embark on a dangerous journey through London's darkest alleys, Regina will discover that beneath Puck's roguish facade lies a man who will stop at nothing to protect her — or to convince her to t

The winner is....

The winner of SHAMELESS by Anne Stuart is.... ChelseaB! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mailing address.

Spotlight Review: Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott

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TOO WICKED TO WED - Cara Elliott Lords of Midnight Grand Central's Forever ISBN: 978-0-446-58457-9 November 2011 Historical Romance Regency Era England Lady Alexa Hendrie has left her quiet country home to find out what her brother is up to in London. Used to being her own woman, running the estate and fairly sure that no man will want her, Alexa feels restricted by the ton's attitude towards women. Yet she does venture out to find her brother…and into the arms of a notorious rake. Connor Linsley, the Earl of Killingworth, secretly owns a brothel and gaming parlor, and has a few other secrets, too. Using his roguish status as a way to steer clear of marriage-minded ladies of the ton, he is, nevertheless, surprised by his reaction to the sister of one of his friends. Alexa is bold, intelligent, and completely unafraid of Connor's reputation. Carrying the nickname of the Irish Wolfhound, he and his fellow Hellhounds served in what became known as the Rakehell Regi

Update on Weekend Winners

Okay, so far I have Jennifer, Na and Cathy's info to mail the print books I gave out. For the Jill Shalvis Cookbook winners, I have four... the one missing is MaryF.

RIPTIDE winner is...

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Announcing the winner of RIPTIDE by Cherry Adair . The winner is............. CATHY M! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by the end of the week. Congrats!

The final COOKBOOK winners are....

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Pulled names out using Custom Random Number and the winners of the Heating up the Kitchen cookbook by Jill Shalvis is..... CrystalGB and MaryF!!!! Congrats ladies! email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and I will forward your address onto to Jill's editor. And be sure to pick up HEAD OVER HEELS at your nearest bookstore or online merchant. Go to www.jillshalvis.com to learn more about the Lucky Harbor novels.

Book Giveaway: The Last Twilight by Marjorie M. Liu

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Blurb: Duty called Dr. Rikki Kinn to the Congo. One of the world's top virus hunters working for the CDC, she is on a mission to investigate a deadly new plague. But there are those determined to stop her—at any price. Shape-shifter Amiri was born in this land of untamed splendor. Here he woke with the sun and raced as the cheetah . . . until he was kidnapped and subjected to terrible experiments by the evil Consortium. Now his colleagues and brothers in Dirk & Steele want him to return to Africa to face his nightmares. For a good woman has been targeted for death—a beautiful healer who holds the fate of millions in her hands, whose destiny is intertwined with his—and whose need leaves Amiri vulnerable, threatening his heart, his passion . . . and his soul. First one to post the answer to this queston wins this book. What is the name of the series this book belongs to? US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck.

Another Cookbook Giveaway

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Okay, this one will tide you over until I draw the other winners later tonight. To win a bound copy of Heating up the Kitchen by Jill Shalvis (US and Canada addresses only), be the first one to post the answer to this question: What the names of the three sisters who are the heroines of the Lucky Harbor books? Good luck!

Book Giveaway: Twelve Nights by Hope Tarr

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This is an older Harlequin Blaze, but still timely for the holidays. Twelve Nights by Hope Tarr Blurb: Bad boy Callum Fraser is head over heels for the first time in his life. Only his beloved, the Lady Alys is keeping him out of her bed until their wedding Christmas morning. It's enough to drive a man crazy! Still, he intends to make up for his restraint. There are many ways to seduce, and Callum's a master at all of them. His goal? To leave Alys shivering in desire, anticipating the many delicious ways he'll bring her pleasure on their wedding night and throughout the twelve days of Christmas. At least that's the plan… until Alys's dead first husband shows up, very much alive! I will give this to the first person who answers this question: What book is Twelve Nights a sequel to? Just post here and the book is yours to be mailed to you. The first person to do wins! US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Another Cookbook Giveaway

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Giving away another copy of Jill Shalvis' Heating up the Kitchen cookbook. This time you have to answer a question.... I thought I would do a little Jill Shalvis trivia. In what state do the Lucky Harbor novels take place? First one to post the answer in comments wins. US and Canada addresses only. Good luck!

Book Giveaway: SHAMELESS by Anne Stuart

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Shameless - Anne Stuart Out now! Blurb: A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites. Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover. Under those covers, however, is Melisande herself, playing a dangerous game in the name of justice. Rules remain the same. Post a comment and you're entered to win. US and Canada mailing addresses only. And the Heavenly Host has just

Fast.... Giveway!

The first person to post gets a copy of Jill Shalvis' cookbook. US and Canada mailing addresses only! Good luck!

Book Giveaway: Rip Tide by Cherry Adair

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RIPTIDE by Cherry Adair Blurb: SHE'S SWEPT INTO TREACHEROUS WATERS Princess Bria Visconti demands the return of the money her brother rashly invested in Cutter Salvage. Treasure hunter Nick Cutter is too reckless, too arrogant—and far too handsome—for his own good. But he can’t charm his way out of this one. Bria plans to make Nick pay up even if she has to board his boat, don a wet suit, and dive for the treasure herself… HE FIGHTS THE RELENTLESS PULL Nick sees Bria as a beautiful but spoiled princess who’s never done a day’s work in her pampered life. But once they set sail for the dive site, and the legendary fortune in gold the wreck carries, Nick begins to see Bria in a new light. This princess may be out of her depth, but she’s ready to take on the hidden danger and excitement a treasure hunt stirs to the surface. Together they must fight unexpected enemies—and reveal their darkest secrets—before they’re pulled into a rip current of danger. Just comment once

How About a Little Black Friday Sitting in Your Chair?

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Here we are, Black Friday Shopping Day. Not sure how many of you went out today, but if you did, I salute you for your bravery. There should be a medal for those who dare to brave the insanity of shopping today. Well, we are going to make things a bit more relaxing as you can win some books instead of shopping and getting trampled in the process. I have a received a generous offer from Jill Shalvis' editor to give away five bound copies of Jill's Heating up the Kitchen. You can learn more about the cookbook by clicking here and learn more about Jill by going to her website at http://www.jillshalvis.com/ . Jill's latest release is HEAD OVER HEELS and to give you a teaser, Romance Reviews Today has named it a Perfect 10. That tells you how good this book is. It was just being released, so be sure to get yourself a copy of this fabulous book. Here is a blurb: Breaking rules and breaking hearts Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be marr

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mo has open chat Wednesday night (tonight) in the RRT chat room. Check us out at http://www.rormrevtoday.com/ if you're not doing anything. Chat begins at 9:00 PM EST. Friday night I have open chat beginning at 9:30 EST. It will probably be quiet for a couple of days..... If I have time, I will run a contest of two on Friday and Saturday. Stay tuned. In the meantime... H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !!!!

Spotlight Review

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THE SINNER - Margaret Mallory The Return of the Highlanders , Book 2 Grand Centrals Forever ISBN-13: 978-0-446-58310-7 November 2011 Historical Romance Western Scotland , 1515 His lovers adore the sinfully handsome Alex MacDonald as much as he loves women. One of the MacDonalds of Sleat and cousin to Laird Connor MacDonald, Alex has no interest in marriage and resists his attraction to the Laird MacNeil's daughter Glynis. He is more interested in finding and destroying Connor's uncle Hugh, a fugitive raider, who wants to usurp the lairdship. However, a seer's prediction and circumstances throw Alex into Glynis's company for a prolonged period. Glynis MacNeil stabbed her abusive former husband, Laird Magnus Clanranald, before she left him. She doesn't want another marriage, but her father is being very insistent. She blackmails Alex MacDonald into accompanying her to Edinburgh so she can escape her family and live with her mother's relatives. Since he

Winner is....

The winner of the Erin Quinn book is.... Pam P!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Q&A with Lucianne Rivers!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. HOLD ME, THRILL ME, ENTICE ME, trilogy of novellas, tell the story of the three Caldwell sisters as they travel across the world in search of the father they thought dead, finding love and danger on the way. These are sensual romances, except for the final installment, ENTICE ME, which is a little sweeter. Each sister is different. Jane is well-dressed and out of her depth, Margo is a kick-ass police officer who braves her fear of open water to save her new lover, and Allison is the baby of family who melts the heart of a battle-worn ex-Navy SEAL. All of them have drive and devotion to family. These are women worth spending time with. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene? Margo (the detective) throwing the keys of a drunk driver into the ocean,calling the cops, then making a run for it so she could catch her flight. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? After the birth of my daughter two years ago.

Book Giveaway:

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Haunting Embrace by Erin Quinn Blurb: ENDLESS LOVE Within Meaghan Ballagh surges the blood of an ancient sorceress whose long ago love for the druid Áedán ended in treachery—a fate that ensnares Meaghan herself when she is thrust into the past. She can feel the desire between the sorceress and the handsome druid rise inside her. To ensure her survival, she must piece together the history of the woman who haunts her and the man who needs her. ETERNAL BETRAYAL Áedán recognizes Meaghan. He always will. For the spirit of his one true love—and immortal enemy—is in her. A woman for whom Áedán once risked everything he ever had only to be repaid with betrayal and eternal damnation. This time, he’s not going to let Meaghan escape—because together they have the power to change their destiny. As the passion between them grows, so do their fears of arousing an ancient, haunted, and forbidden love, and for changing a past that could irrevocably destroy the future. Read an excer

Spotlight Review:

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REAL MEN WILL – Victoria Dahl Donovan Brothers Brewery , Book 3 HQN ISBN: 978-0-373-77609-2 November 2011 Contemporary Romance Boulder , Colorado – Present Day Six months ago, Eric Donovan and Beth Cantrell met and had a blazing one night stand. Beth mistook Eric for his wild brother, Jamie, and Eric didn't correct her. After all, staid Eric wouldn't have stood a chance of attracting sex shop manager Beth if she hadn't heard about his brother's randy reputation. But one weekend is all they had, and neither has made any attempt to contact the other. One night, forced to go with friends to the Donovan brothers bar, Beth runs into Eric…and learns he isn't Jamie. To say she's angry is an understatement, and soon Eric's brother and sister discover that their uptight brother, Eric, has been a very naughty man. Eric assumed the head of the Donovan family brewery after their parents' death and one thing he has instilled into his siblings, Jamie and T

The SECRET WEAPON winner is.....

The Brunette Librarian wins the copy of Opal Carew's book. Congrats! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address.

Chat with Victoria Alexander!

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New York Times Bestselling author, Victoria Alexander joins us to discuss her book, HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS. Door Prize: Victoria is offering to a few lucky winners a signed copy of either THE PERFECT MISTRESS, or her other Christmas books, BELIEVE and A VISIT FROM SIR NICHOLAS! Moderated by KatBos. When? 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. Once login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Come join us for a hysterical errr historically great time! 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

Guest Blog: Olivia Kingsley on HEROES AND COURTSHIP

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Let's face it: women like to be chased. Since the age of chivalry and courtly love, it's been the norm for a man to woo the woman he wants. In modern times, of course, it's perfectly acceptable for the woman do the chasing, but on the whole I believe it's still more common that the man is the one who pursues. As long as the attentions are at least somewhat welcome and doesn't cross the line into outright stalking, we love it. And why not? Being pursued makes you feel wanted and desirable. It's flattering and exciting. Under the right circumstances, it makes the man seem more attractive, since going after what you want is an indication of strength and determination, and strong men are undeniably sexy. In my novel, PRETTY PERSUASION, the hero, Robert Balfour, returns from spending nearly a decade on his family's sugar plantation in the Caribbean, ready to marry and settle down. After getting reacquainted with the heroine, Georgiana Montford, to whom he

November Reviews are posted at RRT

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November reviews are now live -- check them out! http://www.romrevtoday.com/ New reviews - November 2011 ANTHOLOGY UNWRAPPED – Erin McCarthy, Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell - Jennifer CONTEMPORARY FICTION ME AGAIN – Keith Cronin – 8/2011 – Diana CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – Robyn Carr – A Virgin River Novel , Book 16 – 11/2011 – Marilyn – Holiday HIGHLANDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Janet Chapman – Highlander Series , Book 8 – 11/2011- Jane – Magic PLEASURE BOUND - Anne Rainey - 11/2011 - Holly - Erotic REAL MEN WILL – Victoria Dahl – Donovan Brothers Brewery, Book 3 – 1/2011 – Patti THE COMFORTS OF HOME – Jodi Thomas – 11/2011- Jani FANTASY BLOODSTONE – Nancy Holzner – A Deadtown Novel , Book 3 – 10/2011 – Amanda – Urban Fantasy LAST BREATH – Rachel Caine – Morganville Vampires, Book 11 – A Perfect 10 – 11/2011 – Lenore – YA HISTORICAL ROMANCE A WINTER SCANDAL – Candace Camp – Legend of St. Dwynwen , Book 1 – 11/2011 – Robin DESIRED – Nicole Cornick –

Book Giveaway:

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SECRET WEAPON by Opal Carew Came out in September 2011. Blurb: There’s only one thing hotter than a man in uniform…when he takes it off. Threesomes and men of the law have always been two of Janine’s biggest turn-ons. So when her boyfriend offers to invite one of his buddies from the police force into their bedroom, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. But when the extra man shows up, the last thing she expects is for it to be Sloan Granger—a man from her past. Janine is the one woman who Sloan’s never been able to forget, and now that their worlds have collided, he has a second chance to win her back. Even though she refuses to let him back into her life, he’s determined to change her mind—no matter what the cost. His love for her has always been his greatest weakness, but this time, it’s also his most powerful weapon… This book sounds hot! Wouldn't you like this to help warm you up? Easy peasy... just post whether you're interested and I'll announce a winner

Spotlight Review:

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SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND LASS - Maya Banks The McCabe Trilogy , Book 2 Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-51949-8 October 2011 Historical Romance Scotland – the Middle Ages Keeley, cousin to Rionna McDonald, the Laird's daughter, has been cast out of the clan. The laird tried to rape her when she was just gaining womanhood, and his wife labeled Keeley a whore. She ekes out survival as a healer in a rough hut dwelling on the outskirts of the McDonald land. One day a horse carries a severely wounded man to her door. Alaric McCabe, younger brother to the McCabe laird, Ewan, is to serve his clan by marrying the McDonald laird's daughter, Rionna. On the way to the wedding, Alaric's cavalcade is attacked, and all his warriors are killed. He escapes, but severely wounded. He wakes seeing what he believes to be an angel. Ewan, with a troop of clan members, finds Keeley and Alaric. The laird abducts Keeley to the McCabe keep so she can continue to heal Alaric, and then he

A couple of winners to announce!

A bit of housekeeping to catch up on.... First up, LadyVampire4U wins from Angela Campbell! Then, the winner of So I Married a Demon Slayer is flchen1! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 11/18/11 and I will pass on the info. Congrats!

Chat with Jessica Andersen Wednesday night at RRT!

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Bestselling author Jessica Andersen joins us to discuss her book, LORD OF THE WOLFYN. Door Prize: Two lucky winners will each receive copies of the 2-in-1 book: LORD OF THE WOLFYN and TWIN TARGETS! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow (Wed) 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 up at the top. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Look forward to seeing you all for a WOLFYN good time! Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com! Want chat reminders? Join my loop at MoBookBuzz-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Book blurb: Practical cop Rhea Weston didn't understand how reading a sexy version of “Little Red Riding Hood” catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dar

Spotlight Review:

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A TEXAS CHRISTMAS – Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyllis Miranda, DeWanna Pace Zebra ISBN: 978-1-4201-7966-4 October 2011 Historical Romance Anthology All four novellas take place in and around the Texas Panhandle town of Kasota Springs in the days leading up to the Christmas of 1887. One Wish: A Christmas Story – Jodi Thomas The Thompsons rarely come to town. They keep to themselves out by Palo Duro Canyon . Sam Thompson was once the exception; he managed the daily four miles to and from school long enough to finish third grade and is the only Thompson who reads. Sam even had a friend for the first year, little Margaret Allison, who was also a loner. Not because of distance—her parents owned the town mercantile—but because she was a prim, bossy little thing. After her first year at the town school, however, her parents sent her back east to school. Now the elder Allisons are gone, and Maggie is back and running the store. On one of his rare visits to town, Sam overhears some out

Book Giveaway:

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SO I MARRIED A DEMON SLAYER Out now! Buy link at Amazon Okay, this sounds like a fun book! Here is the blurb: In the lusty humidity of the Deep South, among the neon lights of Vegas, and the glitz of high-fashion, demon slayers are the new sexy... "Hot!" by Kathy Love: At Hot! Magazine, the devil really does wear Prada. When the CEO is an actual demon and the mailroom people are undercover demon slayers, it's not beyond the realm of possibility for an up-and-coming photographer and a model possessed by much more than a sweet tooth to fall in love. "What Slays In Vegas" by Angie Fox: When a sexy succubus comes up against a fearless demon slayer intent on killing her boss, a truly wild Vegas night turns into a quickie wedding. But in a city where anything goes, a demon slayer wedding a succubus is strictly forbidden. Which doesn't mean either is rushing to jump out of the marriage bed. "The Bride Wore Demon Dust" by Lexi George: He&#

Q & A with Angela Campbell...and a giveaway!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. First of all, thank you for allowing me to be here today, Patti. My newest release is also my debut release, “Cry Wolf” from Carina Press. My heroine, Andrea Lockhart, is a feisty tabloid reporter sent to a rural town in South Carolina where the residents have been reporting sightings of a werewolf — not that she believes for a second that werewolves exist. But trouble has a way of finding Andrea, and no sooner does she set foot in the small town than trouble finds her in the form of Sean Hunter, her former college crush and journalism school nemesis. Andrea wants nothing more than to hightail it out of the place, but no way is she gonna let Sean scoop her again, on anything! So what if he’s even hotter than she remembered? What’s a girl to do? Team up with her competitor to keep an eye on him, of course! Sean is 100 percent male and more interested in getting to know his old classmate now that she’s blossomed into a woman than he is in any st

We have some winners......

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Sorry for being late on a couple. First up.....the winner of the James Patterson book is...Deborah R! The Vonda Sinclair winner is.... Kathleen O! Finally, Beverly Jenkins winner is...LSU Reader! Congrats and shoot me an email at pattifischer@yahoo.com within ten days.

Come chat with Delilah Devlin on Wednesday night!

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Delilah Devlin chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday November 2, 2011 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern Time Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?I'd=102122 Notes: Author Delilah Devlin joins us to discuss her book, Enslaved by a Viking. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by KatBos. **Chat is in Mo's Book Buzz chat room** Author website:  http://www.delilahdevlin.com/