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Q&A with Lorraine Heath!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. It’s such a pleasure to be here and thank you so much for asking about SHE TEMPTS THE DUKE. It begins a new trilogy about three brothers who are targeted for murder when their father, the Duke of Keswick, dies in an accident. Their uncle wants to do away with them and inherit the dukedom. Their neighbor’s daughter, Mary, helps them to escape. The brothers, ages 10 and 14 (twins) decide to split up. One goes to the army, one to the sea, one to the streets. Twelve years later, they—three rough and hardened men—return to reclaim their heritage. But nothing they’ve endured during the years has prepared them for the women who can bring them to their knees. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? That is a tough question—probably the scene in the garden when they first kiss. Sebastian has tried to continue to see Mary as the girl who had played with him as a lad but he’s finding it more difficult. It doesn’t help that h

Q&A with Emma Cane!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE is my debut contemporary novel set in Valentine Valley Colorado, a little fictional town in the mountains outside Aspen. My heroine, Emily Murphy, penniless after a bad divorce, returns to Valentine to sell a run-down building she inherited from her mother to finance her return to college. Of course things don’t go as planned when she meets sexy cowboy Nate Thalberg the first night she’s there. She encounters intriguing people and discovers long-buried secrets from her own past. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Ooh, that’s a tough one, because I like all these characters so much! But if I have to choose, I’d say I really like the opening scene, where Emily comes to town in the pouring rain and stops for dinner late at night at Tony’s Tavern. Newly divorced, trying to be a different woman, she flirts with Nate, and ends up playing a game of pool where the bet is a big risk for her

Book Giveaway:

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DEAD BY NIGHTFALL by Beverly Barton Out now! Blurb: The Fear. . . Malcolm York is a sadistic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth he's funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over. Until rumors start swirling. . . Only Stops. . . Griffin Powell knows the twisted depths of York's madness. He's also sure that York is dead. But then Griff's wife, Nicole, disappears and the phone calls begin--that familiar voice taunting him, promising to destroy everything Griff loves. When You Die. . . Using all the resources of the Powell Agency, Griff searches for Nic, aware that every step propels him further into a madman's web. Because the only way to keep Nic safe is to join one last perverse game where winner kills all, and the loser is dead by nightfall. . . Just post a comment and you'll be entered in a chance to win this book. US and Canada mail

This week......

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Wanted to let you know what is going on this week as it is going to be busy! First up, I will be posting the book giveaway shortly. Don't blink, or you'll miss it. Secondly, we have three guest interviews this week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Yep. Three busy days. Thirdly, so as to not get lost in the shuffle, don't forget the author Cindy Kirk will be Mo's guest in her chat on Wednesday night from 9:00 PM EST to 10:00 PM EST. You can access the chat room by going to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and clicking on the RRT chat link and head into Mo's Book Buzz. Cindy will be giving away a prize during chat, so be sure to stop by. You can read more about Cindy by going to her website at: http://www.cindykirk.com/

Winner is.....

Karen T (#6) wins the copy of DEVILISHLY HOT by Kathy Love!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 2/10/12.

Q&A with Jane Wenham-Jones!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. It’s called PRIME TIME and is the story of Laura who is feeling middle-aged, fat and hormonal (write what you know, they told me! ) when she unexpectedly gets involved with a daytime tv programme and everything changes. It’s billed as a romantic comedy but I like to think it makes some serious points too… 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? Well I drew on my own experiences of doing daytime TV so some of the scenes in the book are quite close to some of my funnier/more embarrassing moments. 3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I was about seven but it took me another 25 years to actually get down to it. 4. Tell us a little about your daily writing routine. Are you a plotter or pantser? A bit of both. I long to be more organised and it must be wonderful to have the whole thing mapped out before you start. I usually have a start, and a pretty good idea of the end an

Book Giveaway:

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DEVILISHLY HOT by Kathy Love Brava Out now! And you thought your job was hell. . . Annie Lou Riddle had a plan: Move to New York City. Break into the fashion industry. Work her way to the top. Nowhere in that scenario did she expect to accidentally sell her soul in exchange for a job at Hot! Magazine. Oops. Demons, it seems, aren't big on letting mortals off the hook. Now Annie is stuck working as assistant/personal slave to Finola White - diva extraordinaire, and glamorous she-devil. Whatever Finola wants, she gets, and she wants Annie to match her up with Nick Rossi, the gorgeous detective investigating shady doings at Hot! Frankly, Annie sees the appeal. Nick is effortlessly sexy, rugged, charming - and the one man Annie should definitely not be flirting with, or kissing, or. . . Oops. But some loves are too devilishly hot to resist. . . Just post once to be entered into the contest to win this book. One entry per person. US and Canada mailing addresses only. I

New Reviews Posted for 1/24/12

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Hello all -- the following new reviews have been posted: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE DESTINY - Carly Phillips - Serendipity Series, Book 2 - A Perfect 10 - 1/2012 - Patti - New 1/24/12 LOVER'S LEAP - Emily March - An Eternity Springs Novel, Book 4 - 1/2012 - Patti - New 1/24/12 SUGAR RUSH - Donna Kauffman - A Cupcake Club Romance, Book 1 - 1/2012 - Patti - New 1/24/12 HISTORICAL ROMANCE UNDER THE SAME SKY - Genevieve Graham - 1/2012 - Carolyn - New 1/24/12 PARANORMAL ROMANCE MIDNIGHT RECKONING - Kendra Leigh Castle - Dark Dynsaties, Book 2 - 1/2012 - Carolyn - New 1/24/12 OCEANBORNE - Katherine Irons - Seaborne Series, Book 2 - 10/2011 - Amanda - New 1/24/12 SERIES ROMANCE A COWBOY COMES HOME - Barbara Dunlop - Colorado Cattle Barons, Book 1 - 1/2012 - Diana - HD #2134 - New 1/24/12 THE NANNY BOMBSHELL - Michelle Celmer - Billionaires and Babies Series - 1/2012 - Patti - HD #2133 - New 1/24/12 Addtionally: New releases for January and February ha

Chat Wednesday night with... Trish Jensen and Deb Stover!

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Contemporary romance authors Trish Jensen and Deb Stover join us to discuss their latest releases/reissues. Trish will discuss her book, WITHOUT A CLUE and Deb with discuss her Mulligan duology now in reissue. Door prizes: Deb will be offering to one lucky winner signed copies of both MULLIGAN STEW and MULLIGAN MAGIC. Trish's door prize is yet TBD ;) Moderated by KatBos. When? This Wednesday night at 9:00PM Eastern time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT CHAT. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu. Hope to see you there for a cluelessly magical 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

Guest Blogger and Giveaway: The Grand Canyon by Kristy McCaffrey

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     Grand Canyon National Park is known for its overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Over time, the elements have scoured and carved the dramatically splendid Grand Canyon, known as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. The distance from the South Rim to the North Rim varies from half a mile to eighteen miles, and the canyon has a maximum depth of 6,000 feet. This great range in elevation allows for a variety of climate, flora, and fauna; of the seven life zones on the North American continent, four can be experienced within Grand Canyon. Major John Wesley Powell      The first documented expedition of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon was accomplished by Major John Wesley Powell in 1869. Powell, a Civil War veteran with only one arm, and nine companions became the first men to journey 1,000 miles on the river, part of it through Grand Canyon. They braved rapids, heat, plummeting morale, and the loss of three men. Powell’s account of this ex

Spotlight Review:

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ALL I WANT IS YOU - Sherrill Bodine Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-58435-7 January 2012 Contemporary Romance Chicago, Illinois - Present Day Watching the light go out of her father's eyes when he sees Connor Clayworth O'Flynn at the restaurant where they are eating fires up Venus Smith's determination to clear her father's name. Months ago, Alistair Smith was let go from his job as treasurer at John Clayworth and Company after decades of loyal service, but now neither he nor the Clayworth family will give any details about why. The fact that Alistair and Connor had grown close only makes this more of a betrayal as far as Venus is concerned, and she makes the radical decision to cozy up to Connor to get the information. Radical, because for as long as she can remember, she and Connor have mixed like oil and water. Her first step is to help Bridget O'Flynn, Connor's aunt, clean out her closet of vintage clothes and jewelry. While there, Venus d

Spotlight Review:

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TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING – Laura Lee Guhrke Abandoned at the Altar , Book 3 Avon ISBN 978-0-06-196317-9 January 2012 Historical Romance On the Atlantic Ocean; New York City; England – 1904 Heiress Miss Annabelle Wheaton has planned her wedding to Bernard Alastair, the Fourth Earl of Rumsford, aboard a luxurious ocean liner. He is British and she is American, and because they could not agree in which country to wed, the marriage will take place on the ocean between both countries. Although it is not a love match, she feels that they like and understand each other. That is enough for Annabelle who isn't interested in a love match. So what if Bernard is marrying her for her money? After all, she is marrying him for social acceptance for her and her family, and she is willing to pay for it. His brother's death left Christian Du Quesne penniless along with his title, the Duke of Scarborough. He is hoping to make some connections with wealthy Americans for investment p

Winner is....

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The Elizabeth Essex winner is.... MAUREEN!!!!!! Congrats and email me at pattfischer@yahoo.com by 1/25/12

Eloisa James chats at RRT!

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Eloisa James chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday January 18, 2012 Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST Where? Romance Reviews Today chat room. http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat icon or direct link: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Chat will be in Mo's Book Buzz room. Choose that in the drop down box. Notes: New York Times Bestselling Author, Eloisa James, joins us to discuss her book, THE DUKE IS MINE. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a copy of WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST! Moderated by CrazyMo. Author's website: http://www.eloisajames.com/

Spotlight Review:

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BRIDE BY MISTAKE – Anne Gracie The Devil Riders Series, Book 5 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-24579-8 January 2012 Historical Romance London and Spain , 1819 Some years ago, five eager young men went off to war together; four much changed gentlemen came home. Three, Rafe, Harry, and Gabe, have since married and settled down. Luke, now Lord Ripton after unexpectedly inheriting his uncle's title and estates, is perhaps the most changed. He's under pressure from duty—and his mother—to quit his reckless ways, to find a wife and to produce an heir to ensure the succession. Trouble is, Luke is already married to a wife he left in Spain . Eight years ago, in the midst of the raging war, Isabella Mercedes Sanchez y Vaillant, daughter of a Spanish count, was on her way to seek refuge from her aunt in a convent in the mountains when she was attacked by bandits. Luke was a young lieutenant of nineteen when he came upon the assault in time to save the girl. When he learned

Book Giveaway: The Danger of Desire by Elizabeth Essex

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Blurb: An Unlikely Partnership Naval Captain Hugh McAlden is accustomed to taking on deadly, high-stakes assignments – and being rewarded handsomely for his success. But to accomplish his latest mission, he’ll need someone more inconspicuous among his own ranks. Someone like the larcenous beauty who just relieved him of his pocket watch under his very nose… Meggs is one of London’s stealthiest thieves and her livelihood depends on remaining untethered and unnoticed. But when she is caught by the icy-eyed Scottish captain, she sees a chance to escape her life of crime forever. Ever weary, she accepts his unusual proposition, even as she plots to cut and run at a moment’s notice. And an uncontrollable desire But as Meggs and Hugh come nearer to the danger at the heart of their mission, thoughts of betrayal and distrust begin to dissolve … overshadowed by a passion worth every risk… You can learn more about the book at the author's website: http://elizabethessex.com/

New Reviews Posted

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Below is the list of January reviews posted this month. The new reviews are so noted. Additionally new reviews have been added to the archives as of 1/4/12. Check back often the archives are updated frequently. Happy Reading! Terrie New reviews - January 2012 BIOGRAPHY ALIX AND NICKY The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina - Virginia Rounding - 1/2012 - Jani CONTEMPORARY FICTION THE INTERNATIONAL KISSING CLUB - Ivy Adams - 1/2012 - Robin - Young Adult CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ALL I WANT IS YOU - Sherrill Bodine - 1/2012 - Jennifer - New 1/11/12 HIDDEN SUMMIT - Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series, Book 17 - 1/2012 - Robin & Marilyn LOVE IN A NUTSHELL - Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly - 1/2012 - Jani MOONLIGHT IN THE MORNING - Jude Devereux - A Perfect 10 - 1/2012 - Jane SANCTUARY COVE - Rochelle Alers - Cavanaugh Island, Book 1 - 1/2012 - Robin FANTASY DARKNESS RISING- Keri Arthur - A Dark Angels Novel, Book 2 - 11/2011 - Amanda - New 1/11/12 DARKNESS UNBOUND -

The winner is....

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The winner of CLAIMED is... Chelsea B!!! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/20/12.

Guest Blogger Lisa Dale: What Do You Keep?

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What a thrill it is to be visiting here at RomRevToday. Back in 2009, one of my first ever guest blog spots was on this blog, and so there’s a soft spot in my heart for it—not only because it’s so nicely curated but because I feel a little like I cut my teeth here. I’m thankful to the RomRev ladies for offering such a great place for new writers and for readers too! Of course, flash forward a few years, and my fourth novel, A PROMISE OF SAFEKEEPING, has just hit the shelves. I’m a little wiser now than I was before, I think! And my writing is always improving. I’m particularly excited about A PROMISE OF SAFEKEEPING. Here’s the scoop: Nine years ago, Lauren Matthews prosecuted the case of a lifetime. But her error in judgment sent an innocent man to prison. Now Arlen Fieldstone’s finally been released, and Lauren has only one thing on her mind: asking forgiveness. But how can she make up for nine years of his life? To get to Arlen, Lauren must first get through Arlen’s best frie

Chat Wednesday night with... Robyn Carr!

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Robyn Carr chats at Romance Reviews Today! Date: Wednesday January 11, 2012 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat. Once you have reached the chat page, choose Mo's Book Buzz room and come on in! Notes: The legendary Robyn Carr joins us to discuss her book, HIDDEN SUMMIT. Door prize: TBA! Moderated by KatBos.

Book Giveaway: CLAIMED by Rebecca Zanetti

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CLAIMED Dark Protectors–Book 2 A DARING RESCUE Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she’s also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who’s been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampire mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of “lovesick”… A DEADLY DECISION As King of the Realm, Dage Kayrs has learned to practice diplomacy. Still, it’s taken three hundred years to find his mate, so he’ll stop at nothing to protect her–even if it means turning his back on his own kind… Learn more about the author by clicking here . This is Rebecca's second published book. Why not give her a try? To enter this contest, tell us about what author (or authors) you discovered in 2011 or think you are going to check out in 2012.... One entry per person, US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!

A Perfect 10:

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COLORADO DAWN – Kaki Warner A Runaway Brides Novel , #2 A Perfect 10 Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-24522-4 January 2012 Historical Romance Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, 1870 Maddie Wallace hasn't seen her husband in four years and received all of two letters from him; he left her in Scotland with his family and returned to duty as a cavalry officer. The Wallace family never really approved of Angus's English bride, so when Maddie went back to England to bury her parents, she didn't want to return to their unwelcoming home. Maddie's passion is photography, and she was lucky enough to find a job with The Illustrated London News . The paper sent her to America to photograph the Wild West from a “woman's perspective.” After the sea voyage and the overland train ride, Maddie settled in the fading mining town of Heartbreak Creek, along with three other ladies she met on the train. Maddie travels the area by wagon accompanied by the elderly Mr. Satterwhite, so

The winner is....

YOURS, UNEXPECTEDLY is won by Crystal GB! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 1/15/12. Congratulations!

Q&A with Dawn Chartier!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Self-made millionaire, Holly Charleston, has come a long way since her homeless days. Sometimes, she believes life would have been simpler before fortune and fame. With every man she meets imagining dollar signs; she yearns for the one man who sees the real Holly. A mysterious wealthy stranger may be the one, but she must control her Sexsomnia and trust issues if she hopes for a real chance at love. Professional thief, Drake Davenport, is ready began an honest life. However, his last assignment leads him to steal the Heart diamond necklace from a woman known as Ms. Frost. But Holly guards her heart close and her assets closer. Once Holly thaws to Drakes seduction attempts, he finds himself in a position of protecting her from a hired mercenary or living the life he believes he earned. Drake realizes the challenge of stealing the diamond is nothing compared to the challenge of stealing Holly's heart. 2. Can you tell us a little about you

New Reviews Posted at RRT

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New reviews - January 2012 BIOGRAPHY ALIX AND NICKY The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina - Virginia Rounding - 1/2012 - Jani CONTEMPORARY FICTION THE INTERNATIONAL KISSING CLUB - Ivy Adams - 1/2012 - Robin - Young Adult CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE HIDDEN SUMMIT - Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series, Book 17 - 1/2012 - Robin & Marilyn LOVE IN A NUTSHELL - Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly - 1/2012 - Jani MOONLIGHT IN THE MORNING - Jude Devereux - A Perfect 10 - 1/2012 - Jane SANCTUARY COVE - Rochelle Alers - Cavanaugh Island, Book 1 - 1/2012 - Robin FANTASY DARKNESS UNBOUND - Keri Arthur - A Dark Angels Novel, Book 1 - 10/2011 - Amanda THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER - Simon R. Green - The Nightside, Book 12 - 1/2012 - Robin FANTASY ROMANCE GIFT OF MAGIC - Lynn Kurland - A Nine Kingdoms Novel - A Perfect 10 - 1/2012 - Jani HISTORICAL ROMANCE A LADY AWAKENED - Cecilia Grant - 1/2012 - Robin BRIDE BY MISTAKE - Anne Gracie - The Devil Rider Series, Book 5 - 1/2012 - Jan

Chat with Carly Phillips on Wednesday!

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Title: Carly Phillips chat Date: Wednesday January 4, 2012 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Notes: New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips joins us to discuss her book, DESTINY: a Serendipity Novel. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a copy of SERENDIPITY, Book 1 of the Serendipity series! Moderated by CrazyMo. (Or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT Chat and then into Mo's Book Buzz chat room)

A Perfect 10:

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DRINK DEEP – Chloe Neill A Chicagoland Vampires Novel , Book Five A Perfect 10 NAL ISBN: 978-0-451-23486-5 November 2011 Urban Fantasy Chicago, Illinois – Present Day As if vampire Merit hasn't had a tough enough time in the past few months dealing with a political representative that seems to want to destroy her home, Cadogan House, now the river and waters of Lake Michigan have turned black. Of course, the city's superstitious and supernatural-hating brood have starting blaming vampires, and as House Sentinel, Merit takes up the task of figuring out the problem, and hopefully solving it before things get even worse. Unfortunately for Merit, none of the city's supernatural creatures know any more about what's going on than she does, and tensions are high. When the sky turns a bleeding red, all signs are pointing to the end of the world. With the earth's elements out of balance, everything is turning on its head, and Merit is running out of options. It

Book Giveaway:

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YOURS, UNEXPECTEDLY -- Susan Fox Blurb: What happens when the runaway bride finds that her discarded groom has come along for the honeymoon cruise? Merilee Fallon has been planning her wedding to Matt Townsend since she was seven. But, two days before the big day, she has a serious case of cold feet. She shocks both Matt and herself—and calls off the wedding. Needing a total change of scene, Merilee decides not to let their non-refundable Mexican Riviera cruise go to waste—not realizing Matt has the very same idea. Can they be friends? Will they find new lovers? Or will they discover that sometimes there’s nothing more arousing than a second chance at first love—especially on a cruise ship where there are no rules and anything goes… Read RRT's review by clicking here : First book giveway of the year! How was your New Years? Post and you'll get entered into this contest. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!