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Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Hoyt..and a giveaway!

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Recently at a conference I was on an historical author panel with the wonderful Teresa Medieros. We were asked to introduce ourselves and Teresa began by listing how many books she’d published (a lot!) and the year she’d started publishing. Which got me thinking. Thief of Shadows is my thirteenth published book (I published two contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper) and my first book was published in 2006. Six years isn’t very long in the life of an author as a whole, but I’ve been through quite a lot of changes, both big and small in that time.   One of the most interesting things about being a published writer is that people actually read my work. Believe it or not, I remember years of wishing that someone—anyone—would just read my writing. And then, of course, I sold my manuscript and all sorts of strangers began reading my writing, which, as it turns out, is both a thrilling and faintly disturbing experience. I don’t know about other writers, but I don’

Book Giveaway:

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STARLIGHT by Carrie Lofty Blurb: Esteemed astronomer Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father's ruthless business drive. But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father-in-law's bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie's posthumous million-dollar challenge: to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitable. At sea in an industrial world of sabotage and union agitation, Alex meets Polly Gowan, daughter of a famed union leader, who hopes to seize a mysterious saboteur without involving the police. Because a sympathetic mill master would aid her cause, Polly becomes Alex's guide to urban Scotland. From soccer games to pub brawls, Alex sees another side of life, and feels free for the first time to reveal the man--vital and strong--behind his intellectual exterior. Polly is utterly seduced. Their ambitions, however, remains at odds: Alex vows to earn the m

Winners to be announced....

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  First up... the winner of books from Jill Shalvis is... ChelseaB !!! Would you email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Thanks and congrats!! Now, the winner of the RITA contest. Last night the winners of each category was announced. You can the list here (scroll down a bit for the RITA list):   http://www.rwa.org/cs/2012RITAGH We had quite a few who guessed 4. LSU Reader came close at 5 correct. But the big winner (with 6 correct) is Pam P !!! Pam, I will forward your info onto Terrie and the two of you can work it out what you want, etc. :) 

A Perfect 10:

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SHADOW OF NIGHT – Deborah Harkness Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy A Perfect 10 Viking Press ISBN 10: 0670-0-23485 ISBN 13: 978-0-670-2348-6 July 2012 Fantasy England, America, Europe – The Past and The Present Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont have traveled to the Elizabethan era from the twenty-first century to, among other reasons, find a book that may tell them many secrets about themselves and others. Diana is a witch, and Matthew is a vampire, and they are trying to find Ashmole 782, a magical compilation that other creatures like them would kill to obtain. Daemons, vampires, and witches will stand in their way, although many of Matthew's “old” friends from the past will help. Because Diana was brought up in a sheltered situation, she is not confident in her powers, so this trip to the past will also include a search for someone to guide her in how to use her hidden abilities. Is it normal for a witch and vampire to be friends? Not really!

Spotlight Review:

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AIN'T MISBEHAVING – Molly Cannon Texas Trilogy , Book 1 Forever ISBN: 978-1-455-51572-1 July 2012 Contemporary Romance Everson, Texas - Present Day Her divorce has been final for six months now, and Marla Jean Bandy is itching for some fun and a man for the night. When she finally decides to jump right in and make it happen with Donny Joe Ledbetter, who should interrupt their kiss but Abel Jacobson. Abel, whom everyone calls Jake, might be her brother Lincoln's best friend, but that's no reason for him to be bustin' open the door of Donny Joe's truck. According to Jake, Linc asked him to watch out for Marla Jean while he and his new wife are out of town; thus, Jake has made Marla Jean his pet project until her brother returns. Marla Jean is old enough to take care of herself, but Jake won't leave her alone. She runs into him all over town while he takes it upon himself to be a regular nuisance while he keeps an eye on her. Maybe it

Chat Wednesday night with Francis Ray!

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St Martin's Press author Francis Ray joins us to discuss her book, A DANGEROUS KISS.  Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of ONLY HERS!    Moderated by Sandi. When? Wed night at 9:00PM Eastern Time Where? http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 or go to 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 drop down menu ;) Hope to see you there for a DANGEROUSly fun chat! Mo ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* www.facebook.com/moboylan and www.twitter.com/moboylan Mo's Book Buzz - weekly author chats over at www.romrevtoday.com ! Want chat reminders? Join my loop at MoBookBuzz-subscribe@yahoogroups.com ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* __._,_.___      

New Reviews Posted!

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Romance Reviews Today Check out the new reviews just posted!   And don't miss the author chat on Wednesday the 25th with Francis Ray, chat starts at 9 pm EST -- and the RWA - Rita Awards chat at Romance Reviews Today on Saturday, July 28th, chat starts at 9:30 pm EST.   And before then enter the contest on the RRTBlog -- who do you think will win? Happy Reading! Terrie Anthology Reviews THE GUY MOST LIKELY TO ... - Leslie Kelly, Janelle Dennison, Julie Leto - 7/2012 - Patti - Contemporary Romance HOT IN HANDCUFFS - Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, Shiloh Walker - 7/2012 - Jennifer - Erotic Romance Contemporary Romance AIN'T MISBEHAVING - Molly Cannon - 7/2012 - Diana - NEW! AT LAST - Jill Shalvis - Lucky Harbor Series, Book 5 - 7/2012 - Patti CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - Molly O'Keefe - 7/2012 - Patti CAROLINA HOME - Virginia Kantra - A Dare Island Novel, Book 1 - Carolyn A DANGEROUS KISS - Francis Ray - Grayson Friends, Book 6 - 7/2012 - Jennife