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Giveaway and Q&A with....Cathy Maxwell!!!

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Cathy Maxwell will be giving away to one lucky reader a copy of WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE. Post your comments to be entered in a chance to win. US and Canada residents only. Q&A: Cathy Maxwell’s WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE Cathy Maxwell talks about how Daphne du Maurier helped her write WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE , her upcoming THE CHATTAN CURSE trilogy, and the fun of escaping to another world... Cathy, thanks for joining us and congratulations on the republication of WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE. First, when was WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE published? And why does a publisher “re-release” a book? WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE was first published in 1998, almost fifteen years ago. Publishers re-release because the public is interested in the author and want to read those classics. It’s a wonderful compliment. The novel is set in the Regency era—your specialty!—but it’s far from the ballrooms of London. Why did you choose a remote village and estate as a setting? Where is Cornwall, anyway? Cornwall i

Book winners are...........

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Yep. Going to announce both today.... The Renee Bernard winner is... MAUREEN The Lori Foster winner is.... KIMH Congrats! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail info by 4/10/12.

Chat Wed night with Janet Elaine Smith!

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Author Janet Elaine Smith joins us to discuss her latest time travel release, PORT CALL TO THE FUTURE. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a pdf copy of Book 1 in this series, HOUSE CALL TO THE PAST (which is highly recommended by Mo)! Moderated by Sandi. When? Tomorrow (Wed) 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 in the upper right of the home page. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see everyone there! 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

Happy Release Day to.... Lori Foster!!!

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Today is the release of A PERFECT STORM by Lori Foster. I have read the book and can happily say it was a terrific read.  To help celebrate Lori's release day, I am giving away a copy of A PERFECT STORM to one lucky reader. Here is the blurb: He never saw her coming… Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him. Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrenderin

Spotlight Review:

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RETURN TO GRACE – Karen Harper Home Valley Amish Trilogy , Book 2 MIRA ISBN: 978-0-7783-1481-3 February 2012 Inspirational Amish Romantic Suspense Home Valley, Ohio - Present Day Hannah Esh left Home Valley after her betrothed, widower Seth Lantz, got another woman pregnant. Devastated and broken hearted, Hannah headed for the city and a singing career, but after her audition was a bust, she ended up taking a job as receptionist in the recording studio. Tonight, out for Halloween fun, she has brought her English friends back to Home Valley to tramp through the corn maze and dance on the Amish graves. When shots ring out, her friend Kevin is suddenly dead, and Hannah's wrist is pierced by a bullet. She calls 9-1-1 . On his way home, Seth Lantz hears a woman screaming and stops to help. He thought he recognized Hannah's voice, but that can't be; she's gone. Inside the cemetery he finds a bleeding Hannah and one of her friends, dead on his wife Lena 's gra

Book Giveaway:

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PASSION WEARS PEARLS by Renee Bernard Out now! Historical Romance and part of a Jaded Gentleman series Blurb: After the darkness of a dungeon in India, artist Josiah Hastings dreamt of returning to a world lush with color—only to discover that years of imprisonment left his eyesight weak and failing. So when the fiery beauty of Miss Eleanor Beckett appears in his vision amidst the bleak grays of a London winter, he knows he's found his muse and one last chance at a masterpiece. Once a spoiled and exultant girl, Eleanor is struggling to survive in a city where men prey upon her. Saving her from assault and ruin, Josiah will pay her a fortune to sit for a painting. To restore her life, Eleanor must risk her reputation modeling for an artist without a chaperone—and try not to lose her heart to a man with dark secrets and unseen enemies... Quick and easy to enter.... just post once and I will add your name to the hat. US and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!!

Don't forget to check out the contests at RRT:

Terrie is running a great contest at the main RRT site: http://romrevtoday.com/Main%20Pages/Contest.htm

Latest reviews posted.....

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Contemporary Fiction EMILY & EINSTEIN - Linda Francis Lee - A Novel of Second Chances - 3/2012 - Jane - (Paperback release) New 3/20/12 Contemporary Romance BED & BREAKFAST BLUES - Susan Ralph - 2/2012 - Diana - New 3/20/12 STILL HOT FOR YOU - Diane Escalara - 3/2012 - Jennifer - New 3/20/12 TAKING A SHOT - Jaci Burton - A Play-By-Play Novel - 3/2012 - Holly - Erotic - New 3/20/12 Fantasy A SLIVER OF SHADOW - Allison Pang - Abby Sinclair, Book 2 - 3/2012 - Lenore - Urban - New 3/20/2012 Historical Romance BETWEEN THE DUKE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA - Sophia Nash - Royal Entourage series, Book 1 - 3/2012 - Carolyn - New 3/20/12 Inspirational RETURN TO GRACE - Karen Harper - Home Valley Amish Trilogy, Book 2 - 2/2012 - Diana - Romantic Suspense- New 3/20/12 SUMMER OF SECRETS - Charlotte Hubbard - Seasons of the Heart, Book 1 - A Perfect 10 - 2/2012 - Diana - Contemporary Romance - New 3/20/12 Paranormal Romance A DEVIL NAMED DESIRE - Terri Garey - Devil's Bargai

Wednesday Night author chat with... Susan Frances!!!

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Champagne Books author Susan Frances joins us to discuss her book, THE KING MAKER. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a free download of THE KING MAKER! Moderated by CrazyMo. When? 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 at the upper right of the 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! 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

Lucky Winner is...

The winner of Kiss Me, I'm Irish is.... CAIT045!!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address. Congrats!

Get MARRIED IN HASTE by Cathy Maxwell

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AVON BOOKS REDUCES THE E-BOOK PRICE OF CATHY MAXWELL’S MARRIED IN HASTE DURING MARCH MARRIED IN HASTE Selling for $1.99 During Publisher’s“March Madness” E-Book Sale   3-16-2012, New York Metro Area--New York Times bestselling novelist Cathy Maxwell’s MARRIED IN HASTE is now on sale as an e-book for $1.99 as part of Avon Books’ “March Madness” sale, which continues through March 31. MARRIED IN HASTE is the first book in Maxwell’s Marriage trilogy. It features three friends who discover love is never quite like people expect it to be. Upon its initial publication, Publishers Weekly praised MARRIED IN HASTE as “a well-wrought tale...a delicious read” and praised Maxwell’s “sympathetic protagonists and [the] engaging writing style characteristic of Maxwell’s Regency romances.” Her other Marriage novels are A Scandalous Marriage and The Marriage Contract. Also this month, Avon Books is re-releasing Maxwell’s “masterful, joyous love story”* WHEN DR

Spotlight Review:

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FEVER - Joan Swan Kensington Brava ISBN: 978-0-7582-6638-5 March 2012 Romantic Suspense California - Present Day Radiologist Dr. Alyssa Foster is on her twelfth consecutive day of twenty-four hour shifts and is looking forward to the end of her fellowship as she heads to the worst part of her job; dealing with prisoners. Her current patient ‘s size as well as the fact that he's serving a life sentence makes her nervous, but a part of her can't help but admire his build. Alyssa's worry over his unexplained high body temperature and his soft-spoken responses to her questions lull her just enough that the prisoner is able to take her captive before she can even blink. Alyssa sees her chances for help or escape dwindling as first the guards give over without a fuss, and then another prisoner joins them. With nothing to obstruct their escape, Alyssa quickly finds herself handcuffed in a car with two escaped convicts. Teague Creek ahs reached the end of his rope. After

Happy St Patrick's Day....and a contest!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! To help celebrate, a copy of KISS ME, I'M IRISH will be given away. This fabulous book features authors Roxanne St. Clair, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child. Here is the blurb: The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire For one incredible night, Kendra Locke gave Deuce Monroe everything she had. Then he walked away without a backward glance to chase his big-league dreams. Now after one too many daredevil stunts, he's back in his hometown ready to pick up where they left off—but Kendra has no intention of giving in so easily…. Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis Dr. Nicole Mann, a child prodigy who graduated high school at the age of thirteen, has no room in her mind or her schedule for romance. But when the architect renovating her apartment turns out to have a charming Irish accent, all bets are off—and Ty Patrick O'Grady plans to use every trick in his book to stay in her life for good. Whatever Reilly Wants by Ma

Q&A with Ashlynne Laynne!

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Tell us about your newest release. My newest release is also my first release. It’s the first book in a series about the unique love affair between a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and a Wiccan human. It’s entitled The Progeny and will be followed by a sequel in June titled Blood Bonds. At its core, The Progeny is simply a story about a man and woman who fall in love. The fact that he’s a half-blood and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. The Progeny started as a dream about a gorgeous guy with the weirdest colored blue eyes and a strange necklace. When I woke up, I immediately started sketching his necklace. After that, the story kinda snow balled and gelled. October 8, 2010, with sketches of the strange necklace, a stack of research on the Salem witch trials and the names Shauna and Ascher running through my head, I decided to write a home for these characters. In the beginning of the book, Ascher is grumpy. Frankly, who could blame him? He’s engaged to seal t

Jo Goodman winnner is....

Congrats to Maureen , who wins the copy of her book! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address.

Chat Wednesday night with Caroline Linden!!!

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 http://www.carolinelinden.com/  Historical romance author, Caroline Linden, joins us to discuss her book, BLAME IT ON BATH. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive signed copies of ONE NIGHT IN LONDON, Book 1 in the series! Moderated by Sandi. 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 up in the upper right. Once the login screen loads, just type your name and choose Mo's room from the chat room menu ;) Hope to see you there! Psssst don't BLAME me if you have a great time ;) 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

A Perfect 10:

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A COWBOY IN MANHATTAN – Barbara Dunlop A Perfect 10 Colorado Cattle Barons , Book 2 Harlequin Desire #2140 ISBN-13: 978-0-373-73153-4 February 2012 Series Romance Lyndon, Colorado – Present Day Reed Terrell went missing from his family ranch after his father passed, but now he's home safe and sound and fifteen million dollars richer. Still, even with all that money, all Reed wants is to work on his ranch his way. His brother, Caleb, thinks he needs a ranch manager, but Reed isn't willing to play along with Caleb's plans. Pretty soon Caleb and his fiancĂ©e, Mandy, will be married and off to Chicago , leaving Reed all alone on the ranch, which is just exactly what he wants! Instead, he now has to contend with Mandy's sister, Katrina, who left home as a ten year old child to study the ballet in New York . Now she's home again, visiting with family after her father's stroke. Unfortunately for Reed, Mandy has coerced Katrina into staying at the Terrell ran

Book Giveaway:

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A PLACE CALLED HOME by Jo Goodman When Thea Wyndham and Mitchell Baker learn they've been named joint guardians for their late friends' three children, they're little more than acquaintances. Barely polite acquaintances, at that. Something about Mitch's forthright intensity has always left ad exec Thea feeling off-balance, while Mitch makes no secret of his disdain when Thea offers him financial assistance if he'll take sole guardianship. Thea is far from heartless. She's just plain terrified of her new parenting responsibilities. Both she and Mitch are romantically involved with other people. Yet the more time they spend together, the less certain she is of her loyalties. There are complications and mis-steps, tears and laughter - lots of it. And somehow, through it all, the dawning realization that the last place she thought she'd find herself could be just where she belongs... Learn more by visiting Jo's website: http://www.jogoodman.c

Kat Martin's winner is....

Congrats to JANE! Jane, please contact me at pattifischer@yahoo.com and let me know what you want -- print or ebook of Kat's book.

Redwood Bend winner is....

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Random Number Generator picked.... Booklover1335 as the winner!! Congrats, and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Guest Blogger: Do You Love to Travel by Kat Martin

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Contest: A copy of Against the Night to one person who comments on the blog. Winner can choose from Kindle, Nook or paperback format. Post comments or questions for Kat.      I’ve always loved to travel. I was fortunate to marry a man who enjoyed seeing the world as much as I did...or maybe being adventurous was an unspoken quality I was looking for in a man.      I especially love Europe. I’ve been to England, of course, since back then I was writing historicals set in the Regency and Victorian periods. I’ve also been to France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Chech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, the Caribbean, and miscellaneous places I can barely recall.      On a cruise we took to Mexico a few years back with twenty-five other authors and six hundred and fifty readers (Wow! Was that fun!), one of the stops we made was in Belize.      I mention this particularly because I used my experiences in Belize when I was writing AGAINST THE NIGHT, my newest AGAINST novel

A Perfect 10:

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RAINSHADOW ROAD – Lisa Kleypas A Friday Harbor Novel A Perfect 10 St. Martin's Press ISBN: 978-0-312-60588-9 (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-4299-3837-2 (eBook) March 2012 Contemporary Romance San Juan Island, Washington State When Lucy Marrin was seven, her younger sister became very sick. Alice recovered, but ever since, their parents have coddled and spoiled her, leaving little time or attention for Lucy. All was not lost for Lucy, however; she discovered a special affinity for glass and a life's ambition. Today she is a practicing artist specializing in stained glass and mosaics. Her personal life is not so successful; she has just suffered another relationship failure when her live-in of two years dumps her…for Alice ! As she walks the beach in an attempt to ease her spirit, she meets an attractive man, but this is definitely NOT the time start a new anything. Sam Nolan is intrigued by the woman on the beach, but he can't even get her name from her. Sam ha

Catherine Mann comes to RRT and chats!

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Come chat with Catherine Mann When: Wednesday March 7, 2012 Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Location: At http://www.romrevtoday.com/ or go to http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 (choose Mo's Book Buzz room. No registering or passwords required) Notes: USA Today Bestselling author, Catherine Mann joins us to discuss her latest Dark Ops story, PROTECTOR. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of PROTECTOR! Moderated by CrazyMo. Learn more about Catherine by visiting her website:  http://www.catherinemann.com/

New Reviews Posted at Romance Reviews Today

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http://romrevtoday.com/ Congratulations to the following winners or a $10 gift certificate! Sue H. Robin G. Michelle D. The following new reviews have been posted: New reviews - March 2012 Contemporary Fiction DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE - Diane Kelly - A Tara Holloway Novel, Book 2 - 3/2012 - Patti Contemporary Romance ISLAND OF DESIRE - Lorei O'Clare - 2/2012 - CeCe- Erotic QUINN - R.C. Ryan - The Conway Trilogy, Book 1 - 3/2012 - Diana RAINSHADOW ROAD - Lisa Kleypas - A Friday Harbor Novel - A Perfect 10 - 3/2012 - Jane SOME LIKE IT HOT - Lousia Edwards - The Rising Star Chef, Book 2 - 12/2011 - Perfect 10 - Rose May THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - Jasmine Haynes - DeKnight Trilogy, Book 3 - 2/2012 - Holly - Erotic THE SUMMER GARDEN - Sherryl Woods - Chesapeake Shores, Book 9 - 2/2012 - Diana WITH JUST ONE KISS - Francis Ray - A Grayson Friends Novel - 3/2012 - Jennifer Historical Fiction THE GARDEN INTRIGUE- Lauren Willi

Book Giveaway:

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REDWOOD BEND by Robyn Carr Part of the Virgin River series Release date: 2/28/12 Blurb: CAN CHANGING A TIRE CHANGE YOUR LIFE? Katie Malone and her twin boys’ trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie doesn’t have the first clue about putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive. Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the sight of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another. In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road. Intere

Have some winners to announce....

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First up....I forgot to pull the winner of Sara Ramsay's ebook. That is......PamP! Now, for the $10 Amazon gift card winner...that is.... commenter #9 - Sherry!! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your names and email addresses. Congrats!