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Spotlight Review:

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WYOMING BRIDE - Joan Johnston Bitter Creek Series #10, Mail Order Brides #2 Dell ISBN: 978-0-345-52746-2 January 2013 Historical Western Romance Wyoming Territory - 1875 Chicago, 1874: Six Wentworth children escaped the Great Chicago Fire only to be banished to an orphanage by their uncle. Eager to escape the severe beatings from the headmistress, Mrs. Birch, eighteen-year-old Miranda Wentworth answered a newspaper ad and left in the dark of the night, her younger brothers in tow, to become a mail order bride in Texas. She left her three sisters behind: twins, Hannah and Henrietta, and the youngest sister, Josie. Miranda promised she would soon send for them, (TEXAS BRIDE, April 2012). Months later, there has been no word from Miranda. Hannah and her sisters can no longer endure the evil Mrs. Birch, so this time, Hannah, the eldest twin by just a few minutes, is the chosen one. It isn't long before Hannah has agreed to marry an Irish immigrant and travel west on

SAFE HAVEN winner is....

...Congrats to Crystal GB! She wins SAFE HAVEN! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com
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Harlequin and Samhain author Sarah M Anderson joins us to discuss her latest releases, MYSTIC COWBOY, and A REAL COWBOY. Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of MYSTIC COWBOY and another lucky winner will receive a signed copy of A REAL COWBOY!  Moderated by CrazyMo. When?  Tomorrow (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 menu. Hope to see you there for a REAL MYSTIC good time! Either in or out of chaps! hee hee Mo

Update: More January Reviews posted!

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January 2013 Reviews Contemporary Romance BIG SKY RIVER - Linda Lael Miller - Big Sky Series , Book 3 - 12/2012 - Diana - New! BY PRIVATE INVITATION - Stephanie Julian - 1/2013 - Holly - Erotic - New! CHANCE OF A LIFETIME - Jodi Thomas - 1/2013 -Jani - New! FALL INTO YOU - Roni Loren - A Loving Edge Novel - 1/2013 - Jennifer - Erotic - New! GIVE INTO ME - Lacey Alexander - A H.O.T. Cops Novel - 1/2013 - Jennifer - Erotic - New! A HOMETOWN BOY - Janice Kay Johnson - 1/2013 - Marilyn - PERFECT FIT - Carly Phillips - Serendipity's Finest , Book 1 - A Perfect 10 - 1/2013- Patti SEA GLASS WINTER - JoAnn Ross - A Shelter Bay Novel , Book 5 - 1/2013 - Jane THE OTHER SIDE OF US - Sarah Mayberry -1/2013 - Marilyn - HSR #1824 TRUE LOVE AT SILVER CREEK RANCH - Emma Cane - A Valentine Valley Novel - 1/2013 - Patti THE TRUTH ABOUT COMFORT LOVE - Tara Taylor Quinn - Comfort Cove Trilogy, Book 3 - 1/2013 - Diana - New! Fantasy Romance DREAMSPINNER - Lyn

New Book Giveaway

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Decided to give away something different this week..... If  you haven't lived under a rock, then I'm sure you've seen the promos for an upcoming movie called Safe Haven. It is scheduled to be released in theaters 2/14/13. The movie is based upon a book by Nicholas Sparks. I'm giving away a copy of the book. Blurb for Safe Haven: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie beg

Catherine Mann book winner.....

First off, my apologies if you emailed me and I didn't respond promptly. I've been really busy and this past week seems like it all hit the fan.... Anyway, if I haven't responded to you, please email me again. Now, for the winner.... CherylC wins the Catherine Mann book! Cheryl, please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info.

Welcome to Day 5 of the To Trust a Thief treasure hunt!

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  Guest author Michelle McLean is here to share her new Entangled Scandalous release with us! TO TRUST A THIEF just came out, and it's like a Victorian Romancing the stone--which means treasure! Michelle is here spreading the treasure hunt far and wide. You can buy TO TRUST A THIEF here for your Nook or here for your Kindle for only $2.99. ---- First of all, I want to thank the Romance Reviews Today for hosting me today. I am thrilled to be here! To Trust a Thief is a tale in which a young woman in Victorian England must trust a master thief she intends to betray in order to find a legendary necklace that could save her fiancĂ© and family. But in searching for the necklace, she may lose her heart. Since the story centers on the hunt for a treasure, I thought it would be fun to celebrate its release with a treasure hunt of my own :) The clue for Day 5 of the hunt focuses on Courtland Manor, the ancestral home of the Courtlands. It’s a grand old manor that, due to the red

A Perfect 10:

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PERFECT FIT – Carly Phillips A Perfect 10 Serendipity's Finest , Book 1 Berkley Heat ISBN: 978-0-425-25971-9 January 2013 Contemporary Romance Serendipity, New York – Present Day Cop Michael Marsden left town years ago feeling like the odd man out in his own family. But with his adopted father's cancer scare and ongoing recovery, Mike's back as the temporary chief of police in Serendipity. Cara Hartley is one of the police officers at the station, and the two recently had a one night stand, but both are careful not to even bring it up because it was a momentary lapse that neither expects to happen again. Yet the more they're around each other, the harder it is to not think about the other. When an investigation into the source of marked money from years ago found in the police storage room brings more questions than answers, it is Mike and Cara who work together to resolve the case. Cara understands Mike's reluctance to get involved with a woman, esp

Book Giveaway: ALL OR NOTHING by Catherine Mann

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I recently reviewed this book and loved it, so bought an extra copy to giveaway! Rea d my review: ALL OR NOTHING – Catherine Mann The Alpha Brotherhood , Book 2 Harlequin Desire #2203 ISBN: 978-0-373-73216-6 January 2013 Series Romance Monte Carlo, Monaco and West Africa – Present Day It's been three years since Jayne Hughes walked away from her billionaire husband, Conrad Hughes, and she figures it's time they divorce. However, Conrad has been refusing to sign the divorce papers, so Jayne knows the only way to get his attention is to show up at his casino in Monte Carlo. She's barely plunked down her expensive engagement ring on the blackjack table when Conrad appears at her side and whisks her to his apartment. He makes it clear that he doesn't want a divorce, yet he won't tell Jayne the truth about why he was so secretive while they were together. In her book, nothing has changed between them. Conrad can't tell Jayne the truth, that he works

Spotlight Review:

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THE SCOUNDREL TAKES A BRIDE – Stefanie Sloane A Regency Rogues Novel Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-53115-5 January 2013 Regency Romance England – 1813 Lady Sophia Afton had a happy childhood growing up in a loving family, having the company of young friends to share life with. And knowing that since birth she has been more or less betrothed to Langdon, eldest son of the Earl of Stonecliffe, Sophia felt safe and much loved. Until the day her beloved mother was murdered in their home during a party at their country estate. From then on Sophia has centered her life on discovering who the murderer was by studying criminal issues and allying herself with the Bow Street Runners. Being born a second son and knowing that your older brother is going to someday wed the woman you love, Nicholas Bourne has chosen to be a rogue of the realm. Langdon, now the earl, still believes he'll marry Sophia, their lifelong friend, and Nicholas can only react with silent frustration by b

Winner is....

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Poster #1 -- JANE -- wins the copy of The Trouble with Valentine's Day! Congrats! Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com to claim your book.

A Perfect 10:

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AFTERSHOCK – Jill Sorenson A Perfect 10 Harlequin's HQN ISBN: 978-0373777327 January 2013 Romantic Suspense San Diego, California – Present Day Lauren, an EMT nurse, is riding in an ambulance with her friend Joe when an earthquake hits San Diego. Everything begins to shake, the road crumbles, concrete falls, and cars are falling over the overpass to the underpass below. Just when she and Joe begin to feel safe, an aftershock occurs, and more concrete falls on the ambulance instantly killing Joe. Lauren is stunned, but she makes her way out of the ambulance, grabbing some medical supplies intent on helping others. A man, Garrett, an Iraq veteran, makes his way to her to also help the wounded. They rescue a pregnant teenager and find a man and his granddaughter in a mobile home. They try to gather the wounded, and Lauren helps as well as she can. They are unable to get out of the cavern created on the underpass by the crushed cars and fallen cement. Their cell ph

A Perfect 10:

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MERCILESS - Lori Armstrong A Perfect 10 Mercy Gunderson Mysteries, Book 3 Simon & Schuster's Touchstone ISBN-13: 978-1-4516-2536-3 January 2013 Mystery South Dakota - The Present Fresh from training at Quantico, Mercy Gunderson is teamed with FBI Special Agent Shay Turnbull. He is her guide and mentor while she fits into ICSCU, Indian Country Special Crimes Unit. At thirty-nine, Mercy is over the entry limits for FBI agents, but as a retired twenty-year vet, her military experience and Indian heritage secured her the job. So far she has been stuck doing paperwork at the Rapid City office, but she is currently with the other agents sitting, bored, through a long lecture on rioting given by their boss. She hasn't seen any action yet, but that is about to change. There has been a murder on the Eagle River Reservation. Mercy has an hour's drive to and from work to the ranch her dad left her. Her younger sister, Hope, and her husband, Jake, the ran

Book Giveaway:

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How about a fun, older contemporary? Here it is: THE TROUBLE WITH VALENTINE'S DAY by Rachel Gibson A few years ago I reviewed it and raved about the book.  Now's it been re-released and I have a copy of it. Here is my review of the original book: THE TROUBLE WITH VALENTINE'S DAY - Rachel Gibson Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-000926-8 – Reprint ISBN: 978-0-06-220564-3 – eBook January 2013 Romantic Comedy Gospel, Idaho ~ Present Day What's New Pussycat?... Valentine's Day. A day for romance, intimate dinners, and a box of chocolates given to the one you currently fancy. What if you don't have a guy or gal in your life? Why not pick up a stranger in a bar? You show him yours and he'll show you his, with a hot night of passion the reward. What if you are turned down flat? Ouch! Now you're alone and that's the trouble with Valentine's Day. Green, Green Grass of Home... Kate Hamilton has returned to Gospel to help out her widower grandfather

January Reviews posted!

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Happy New Year! We have a slew of new reviews for your reading enjoyment.  Click here to visit Romance Reviews Today! Check out the January Contest and send your entry in by January 31 for a chance to win! Check out the RRTBlog and see what Patti has been up to lately. She is sure to have new interviews,guest bloggers or contest running! Check out the Chat Schedule and see who Mo has lined up for chats this month. Perfect 10's in this issue: Perfect Fit by Carly Phillips, Merciless by Lori Armstrong and Aftershock by Jill Sorenson!           January 2013 Reviews Contemporary Romance A HOMETOWN BOY- Janice Kay Johnson - 1/2013 - Marilyn PERFECT FIT - Carly Phillips - Serendipity's Finest, Book 1 - A Perfect 10 - 1/2013- Patti SEA GLASS WINTER - JoAnn Ross - A Shelter Bay Novel, Book 5 - 1/2013 - Jane THE OTHER SIDE OF US - Sarah Mayberry -1/2013 - Marilyn - HSR #1824 TRUE LOVE AT SILVER CREEK RANCH - Emma Cane - A Valentine Vall

Chat Wed night with.... J. Kenner!

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Author J. Kenner joins Mo and the gang to chat about her latest book RELEASE ME. Visit the author's website to learn more:  http://juliekenner.com/ Chat will Wednesday January 16th starting at 9:00PM Eastern Time in Mo's Book Buzz chat room at RRT. Click here to go directly to the chat room: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122. Or go to http://romrevtoday.com/ Be sure to choose Mo's Book Buzz chat room. No registration required or password. Door prize is $20 gift cards to two winner! Choice of Amazon, BN or iTunes. Be sure to join us for a fun chat!

Q & A with Donna Cummings!

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1.   Tell us about your newest release. I Do. . .or Die is a sexy romantic comedy/mystery, about Shelby, a commitment-phobe bridesmaid, who's had colds last longer than her relationships. She manages to find the love of her life after things go wrong at the latest wedding she's in. 2.   Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?  This question took me the longest to answer! I kept changing my mind. (Plus I didn't want the other scenes to get jealous.) One of my favorites is when the hero and heroine are in an elevator, giving into the feelings they just said they weren't going to give into. They tried to resist. Boy did they try. But it was just too much for them, and I was happy to help them give up their resolve.      3.   When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I've always been fascinated by books and stories, and when I was a kid we made up our own tales and put them on as plays for the neighborho