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Q&A with...Betty Midnight!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. Hadyn Heat is a new series I’m writing about a man who is also a werewolf. The first book explores his deepest urges, which are his sexual urges. The entire book is based around urges… Hadyn can’t help but break one of the biggest rules of his pack and follows his urge. This leads him to a beautiful woman but in the background, lurking, there’s an evil man named Valon. Valon has the urge to take over the world and to do so he must find a way for Hadyn to mate with his daughter, Sephy. Now Hadyn must not only find a way to stop Valon, he must find a way to control his own urges. 2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? The climax of the book was so much fun to write. I had the scene in my mind from the moment I started writing the book. Each time I went to the scene, either in a notebook or writing it out, I kept reminding myself to make it bigger and better. So it became a scene that involves love, sex, m

Chat Wednesday night with.....

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Lauren Willig is going to be Mo's guest Wednesday night in the Romance Reviews Today chat room. Learn more about Lauren at her website: http://laurenwillig.com/ Chat starts at 9:00 PM EST and runs about an hour. Click here to go to the chat room directly. Choose Mo's Book Buzz. No password or registeration needed. Prize TBA. Hope to see you there!

Happy Leap Day!

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Leap Day is known for (among other things) as the one day when a woman can ask a man to marry her. As a reader of romance, I don't think I've ever read a romance where the woman asked the man to for his hand in marriage. To celebrate the day this week, I'm giving away to one lucky wimner a $10 Amazon giftcard . To enter, I have a question for readers...do you know any book where the heroine asks the man to marry her? If you don't that is fine, you can still enter. One entry per person. Winner to be announced later this week.

Spotlight Review:

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MY WICKED LITTLE LIES - Victoria Alexander Zebra Books ISBN-13: 978-104201-1706-6 ISBN-10: 1-4201-1706-8 February 2012 Historical Romance London - 1886 Evelyn Hadley-Attwater, before her marriage to Adrian Hadley-Attwater, the Earl of Waterston, had performed dangerous missions for a secret government agency, the Department of Domestic and International Affairs. While she loved her work, and had a romantic interest in her boss, Sir, whom she had never seen, Evelyn met Adrian and fell in love. It was mutual, and they've had two blissful years of marriage. Now her contact with the agency, Maxwell Osgood, pulls her back in for one more job. Someone stole a file with the list of previous heads of the agency off his desk, putting those men in peril; indeed, one has already died. Sir's name is on that list, so Evelyn reluctantly agrees to a stealthy incursion into the desk of a very high-society man. Luckily, her affluent and titled husband gave her entry into the same socie

A Perfect 10:

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SWEET ENEMY – Heather Snow A Veiled Seduction Novel, Book 1 A Perfect 10 Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-23610-4 February 2012 Historical Romance England – 1817 The Earl of Stratford, Geoffrey Wentworth, rushed home after an emergency message from his mother. Thinking something horrible had happened, Geoffrey had his worst fears confirmed when his mother admitted to inviting a large number of eligible females for a two week stay, in hopes of matching her son with a suitable woman. But Geoffrey, passionate about his political efforts to help war veterans, insists he can't be bothered with such a farce… At least until he sets eyes on the beautiful Miss Claremont. Liliana Claremont doesn't want a husband, but she does want to know what Geoffrey's father had to do with her own father's death. Certain a clue to their connection has to be in Geoffrey's house somewhere, Liliana does her best to seem uninteresting so the Earl will leave her alone and give her mor

Winner is....

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LaurieG wins the copy of  Breakaway by Deirdre Martin. Congrats! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your book!

Chat Wednesday night with...Jules Bennett!

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Contemporary romance author Jules Bennett joins us to discuss her latest Desire, CAUGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of CAUGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? Tomorrow 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 upper right of home page. 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 spotlight HOT chat! 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 MMB Author Services http://twitter.com/MMBAuthorSrvcs

Q & A with Ava Michaels

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1. Tell us about your newest release. HIS BODY, HIS BLOOD is a new series of mine, featuring a gay vampire hunter named Van Scott. Van’s a really cool bad ass kind of guy. He’s not someone you would look at and think he was gay, which just adds to his aura. He’s a secluded kind of man, dealing with a little bit of a haunted past that started when his father wouldn’t accept who he was. The first book in the series is called Secrets and it has Van Scott protecting a man named Daniel Winters. Normally, protecting people is easy for Van. But there’s something about Daniel that Van can’t put his finger on. The organization Van works for gives him two warnings… (1) If Daniel Winters dies, the world ends and (2) Do NOT fall in love with Daniel Winters… At first these rules seem pretty easy but it’s far from it as vampires start coming to kill Daniel. And the more Van spend times with Daniel, the more he feels his own urges starting to rage. In the end, it’s Daniel that perhaps has the b

Book Giveaway:

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BREAKAWAY by Deirdre Martin Blurb: They had it all planned out: college, marriage, happily ever after. But it didn't quite work out that way... Erin O'Brien was everyone's favorite in Ballycraig, while Rory Brady was the town's golden boy: the local lad who moved to America and became a professional hockey player. Rory promised to return to sweep Erin away to the life of her dreams in New York. But the bright lights and late nights turned his head and he never came back. Two years later, Rory realizes he's made the worst mistake of his life. Heading back to Ballycraig, he's confident that all he needs to do is flash his winning smile and Erin will fall back into his arms. But Erin's moved on. Racing the clock, Rory needs to prove to her that the man she fell in love with is still there. But can happy-go-lucky Erin risk it all and give another chance to the man who broke her heart? Okay, here we are six weeks into the new year. Tell us abou

More February Reviews posted at RRT:

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Go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and check out the reviews. New reviews - February 2012 Anthologies BE MY TEXAS VALENTINE - Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda , DeWanna Pace- Historical Romance - 2/2012 - Jane - New 2/13/12 LEGALLY HOT - Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray & Red Garnier - 1/2012 - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance Contemporary Fiction THE HOUSE ON BUTTERFLY WAY- Elizabeth Bevarly - 2/2012 - Jane Contemporary Romance A FOREVER THING - Carolyn Brown - Three Magic Words, Book 1 - 12/2011 - Jennifer A SEDUCTIVE KISS - Francis Ray - Grayson Friends Series - 2/2012 - Robin - New 2/15/12 A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE - Emma Cane - 2/2012 - Patti APRIL'S FOOL - Blanche Marriott - 2/2012 - Patti - New 2/15/12 AUSTEN TATIOUS - Alyssa Goodnight - 2/2012 - Jane BREAKAWAY - Deidre Martin - New York Blades series, Book 11 - 2/2012 - Patti BREAKING THE RULES - Suzanne Brockmann - Troubleshooters, Book 16 - 2/2012 - Carolyn INSATIABLE - Opal Carew - 2/2012 - Jenn

Guest Blogger: Why I Prefer My Romances Hot

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By Deborah Court, Author of " Bound to the Prince " Since human beings tend to like very different things, readers' tastes naturally vary. Nowadays, there are so many romance sub-genres that you can choose from countless story types including Contemporary, Historical or Paranormal Romance - which has gained immense interest since the rise of Harry Potter and Twilight. But when it comes to erotic content, there are also different levels of "hotness" available; starting with "sweet" romances, containing only a kiss or two, or maybe just a decent hint that the love couple shared the night. Other readers crave much more passion, along with a love story that's driven by erotic tension. Of course, there is also Erotica especially for women, but this genre doesn't need a love story as much as well-written, hot erotic scenes. I happen to write Erotic Romances. The reason is that I'm the kind of reader who wants to know what's happening

A Perfect 10:

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TO KISS A KING – Maureen Child A Perfect 10 Kings of California , Book 11 Harlequin Desire #2137 ISBN: 978-0-373-73150-3 February 2012 Series Romance Laguna Beach, California – Present Day An outing to Disneyland with his cousin Jackson's family is the last place Garrett King wants to be until he runs into a beautiful woman who looks as if she could fit in with the magical, make-believe world surrounding them in the Magic Kingdom. While she's mysterious and insistent she can take care of herself, security expert Garrett soon recognizes her as Princess Alexis of Cadria. What the heck is one of the most sought after royal celebs doing out on her own without security? Garrett decides to attach himself to Alexis's side discreetly, and, as they get to know each other, he soon discovers he's attracted to her. But he can't let himself get involved with a woman he's protecting. Princess Alexis Morgan Wells has felt chafed by the confines of being royalty and

Congrats to....

Estella wins the copy of DANGEROUS MASTER by Tawny Taylor! Congrats and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mailing address.

Chat Wednesday night with Donna Kauffman!

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Be sure to come to Mo's Book Buzz Wednesday night as author Donna Kauffman joins Mo and the gang for an hour of fun chatting. Chat begins 9:00 PM EST in the RRT chat room. Click here for direct link. Choose Mo's Book Buzz in the drop down box. No passwords or account set ups are required. Chat will run approximately an hour. Chat door prize....to be announced. You must be present to win.

Spotlight Review:

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LUCKY PENNY – Catherine Anderson Signet ISBN: 978-0-451-23603-6 February 2012 Western Historical Romance No Name, Colorado 1891 At age thirty, David Paxton has reason to be satisfied with his life. He has a thriving cattle ranch, most of his family lives nearby, and as town marshal, he has pretty well tamed the town of No Name . But if he's ever going to start his own brood, now is the time. He contemplates proposing to the new schoolteacher. Before he actually does, however, someone from Denver drops a bomb on his desk. The “bomb” is a sack full of letters from a woman claiming to be Mrs. David Paxton begging him to come for her and their daughter. David may have been a bit careless in his younger days, but has no memory of ever marrying…but could he be a father? He should just ignore the whole thing as a mistake by the Denver postmaster. If it weren't for the heartrending letters addressed to Papa from a little girl describing the poverty she and her hardworking mothe

Guest Blogger: Sara Ramsey

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What’s the most awkward question a writer can get? When my debut novel, Heiress Without A Cause , came out two weeks ago, I expected strange glances from former coworkers and knowing leers from my friends. After all, it is a Regency romance with several very sexy scenes – not exactly standard dinner conversation. But questions about the sex scenes almost never come up. Instead, I’ve discovered the question that makes me far more uncomfortable. Is such-and-such character supposed to be you? Some people suspect that my current heroine, Madeleine, is based on me because she has brown hair and green eyes. Yes, I also have brown hair and green eyes, but I look nothing like her (or any romance heroine – at 5’0”, I’m statuesque the way that lawn gnomes are statuesque). Others suspect that Madeleine’s friend Amelia, who stars in my next book, must be me because she’s a writer. That’s like saying I must be Ernest Hemingway’s twin because we’ve both written novels. I’ll admit a

Book Giveaway:

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Dangerous Master by Tawny Taylor Learn more about this book from Tawny's website: http://www.tawnytaylor.com/ Read the RRT review of Dangerous Master by clicking here . If you're interested, post a comment and you'll be entered in a chance to win a copy. One entry per person and US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Winner is....

The Laura Lee Guhrke book winner is.... STACY! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 2/21/12

A Perfect 10:

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FIRELIGHT - Kristen Callihan Darkest London Series A Perfect 10 Grand Central's Forever ISBN: 978-1-455-50859-4 February 2012 Paranormal Historical Romance England - 1881 Since childhood, Miranda Ellis has tried to hide a terrifying and powerful gift that she possesses within herself. Because this power caused untold hardship for her family, she has a less than loving relationship with her father. So she is not surprised when she returns home one day to discover that she has been promised in marriage to the darkly mysterious nobleman, Lord Benjamin Archer. There is little she can do, and within days she is the new Lady Archer, wed to a man who hides his face behind a mask. Archer has been entranced by the lovely Miranda since a chance encounter with her three years before. He knows it is not right that he subject her to a life with him, a life that is far from normal. For Archer hides a shocking secret that he is determined never to share with Miranda, even though sh

Guest Blogger: OTHER LIVES by Deirdre Martin

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Writing is hard work for me. Really, really hard work, since I can be somewhat insecure. What if I think the hero and heroine have chemistry, but they don’t? What if the sex scene I’m working on is about as steamy as a boiling pot of spaghetti? On days when Madam Muse refuses to appear, or when I feel that writing is the equivalent of working on a chain gang, I daydream about doing something else for a living. My top escape fantasies are:   Become a mailman. Woman. Person. Whatever the politically correct term is. The big attraction to this job is that I’d get to walk around all day, so I’d get really thin. Plus, I’d get to wear a uniform, so I wouldn’t have to worry about what to wear. This is of crucial importance to someone who once opened her front door wearing lemon colored harem pants and a Ringo Rocks! t shirt from 1975. On the negative side, I haven’t figured out yet how to handle the heat of summer, and the US Postal System is on the rocks. Note to self: see if mail peop

Historical Romance chat Wednesday night with..Terri Brisbin and friends!

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Title: Terri Brisbin et al chat Date: Wednesday February 8, 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/ Historical romance authors Terri Brisbin, Michelle Willingham, Bronwyn Scott, Ann Lethbridge, and Elizabeth Rolls join us to discuss their stories in the Mills & Boon anthology, ROYAL WEDDINGS THROUGH THE AGES. Door prizes: Terri is offering a signed copy of the anthology. Michelle is offering a signed copy of any of her backlist books. And more prizes to come! Moderated by CrazyMo. Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click on RRT CHAT up at the upper right of the page. 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 ROYALLY great time! Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday

A Perfect 10:

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WHAT HAPPENED TO HANNAH - Mary Kay McComas A Perfect 10 William Morrow ISBN: 978-0-06-208478-1 February 2012 Contemporary Romance Clearfield, Virginia - The Present Her high school boy friend, Grady Steadman, calls Hannah Benson to tell her that her mother has died. Hanna hasn't communicated with anyone in her home since she ran away twenty years ago. She thought no one knew her whereabouts, but she definitely doesn't want to go home. However, Grady tells her that Ruby, her sister, also passed away five years ago leaving Hannah's fifteen-year-old niece Anna in need of a home. A successful insurance agent owning her own agency, Hannah escaped family abuse and homelessness. Before she left, most of her classmates made fun of her but knew not to anger Hannah. She protected herself and Ruby, earning a reputation for her quick temper and ability to win fights. The night before her mother murdered him, her father beat Hannah after learning she had kissed Grady. Hannah

Book Giveaway:

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Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke Annabel is about to marry the perfect man… The last thing Miss Annabel Wheaton desires is true love. She learned the hard way that love makes a woman foolish and only leads to heartache. That’s why she agreed to marry an earl who needs her money. He’s got a pedigree and a country estate, and he won’t ever break her heart. There’s only one problem… Christian isn’t about to let her marry that pompous prig… Christian Du Quesne, Duke of Scarborough, thinks this stubborn heiress is about to make the biggest mistake of her life, and he’s determined to stop her. Tempting beautiful women is Christian’s forte, after all. When her family offers him a nice sum of money to stop the wedding, he’s happy to accept. Falling in love with Annabel wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain… Just post in the comment section and you'll be entered in a chance to win this book. One entry per person, US and Canada mailing addresses only.

February Reviews are posted!

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Congratulations to the January Contest Winners: Marie Enstrom - Mary Hay - Pat Brennan! Enter the February Contest for your chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate from Barnes & Noble or Amazon! New Releases pages for January and February 2012 are live~ New Reviews Posted New reviews - February 2012 Anthologies LEGALLY HOT - Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray & Red Garnier - 1/2012 - Jennifer - Contemporary Romance Contemporary Fiction THE HOUSE ON BUTTERFLY WAY- Elizabeth Bevarly - 2/2012 - Jane Contemporary Romance A FOREVER THING - Carolyn Brown - Three Magic Words, Book 1 - 12/2011 - Jennifer A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE - Emma Cane - 2/2012 - Patti AUSTEN TATIOUS - Alyssa Goodnight - 2/2012 - Jane BREAKAWAY - Deidre Martin - New York Blades series, Book 11 - 2/2012 - Patti BREAKING THE RULES - Suzanne Brockmann - Troubleshooters, Book 16 - 2/2012 - Carolyn WHAT HAPPENED TO HANNAH - Mary Kay McComas - A Perfect 10 - 2/2012 - Robin Urban Fantasy WRONG SIDE OF DEAD

Winners.....!!!

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Got lots of winners to amnounce! Without further ado.....here we go: Emma Cane's winner is... Patoct Lorraine Heath's winner is.... LSU Reader Anna Randol's winner is.... Kim And finally, from the book givaway from RRT earlier in the week.... Paranormal &Romantic Suspense Reviews wins the Beverly Barton book Congrats everyone! Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com by 2/15/12

Q&A with Anna Randol!

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1. Tell us about your newest release. A SECRET IN HER KISS is set in Constantinople in 1815. Here’s the blurb: A rare beauty, raised in the exotic heart of the mysterious East, Mari Sinclair knows it's time to end her career as a British spy when she narrowly avoids a brush with death. Unfortunately, there are those who think otherwise--and they are not above using blackmail to keep Mari in the game. Saddled with a handsome, duty-obsessed "minder" to ensure that she completes--and survives--one last mission, Mari is incensed . . . for her guardian, Major Bennett Prestwood, is simply "too" dedicated, "too" unbending, and "too" disarmingly attractive. But in the face of dark secrets and deadly treacheries, as the true peril to Mari is slowly revealed, loyal soldier Bennett realizes that to save and win this extraordinary woman, he will have to do the unthinkable and break the rules--rules that passion and desire have suddenly, irrevocably