Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Perfect 10:

WINTERBLAZE – Kristen Callihan
Darkest London Series
A Perfect 10
March 2013
Paranormal Romance

England – 1883

Poppy Lane has a lot on her plate. As a leader in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals (SOS), she has tried to keep her personal life separate from her secondary life. But when her husband, Winston, is attacked and horribly wounded by a werewolf, her secrets come out to the detriment of her marriage. Win doesn't trust her any more for fourteen years of lies. Poppy's hidden ability to freeze the world around her, literally, and her family's involvement in other supernatural facets have also put her in the crosshairs of another violent supernatural—one who is threatening something even more important to Poppy than she can even imagine.

After the brutal attack, Winston Lane vows to face the future without Poppy as he struggles to recover from his wounds and deal with the scars both on his face and in his heart. But his deep love for his wife, and the dark secret he, too, has kept from Poppy all these years, make the separation from her impossible. The two find they must team up in order to stop Isley, the most evil Demon.

Poppy and Win must enlist help from several SOS members as well as friends. These include Mary Chase, a GIM (Ghosts in the Machines) for her incredible tracking abilities, and Jack Talent, a shapeshifter. But none of them are prepared for the lengths Isley will go or the horrible secret he keeps.

Page turner is an understatement in describing WINTERBLAZE. Readers will be hard pressed to put this book down once the opening scene unfolds. Poppy and Win struggle to deal with the wall their secrets have built between them, but are forced to put their heads and hearts together in order to defeat Isley, who Poppy believes is immortal. Secondary characters are vital in this exciting sequel to FIRELIGHT and MOONGLOW, especially Mary and Jack. Pay attention to little details too!

Another Perfect 10 by Ms. Callihan, and I very highly recommend reading this entire series.

Jani Brooks

Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Winner!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Reviews Posted!

Happy Spring!!!!!  (although I hear in some parts of the US -- spring has not yet sprung!)

We have several new reviews for your reading enjoyment, check them out and don't miss chatting with author Elizabeth Hoyt tomorrow night (3/27) in the RRT Chat room.  A link to the chat room is available at

WILD INVITATION - Nalini Singh - A Psy-Changeling Series Collection - 2/2013 - Jennifer - Paranormal Romance
YES, MASTER - Tawny Taylor, Anne, Rainey, Vonna Harper - 2/2013 - Jennifer - Erotic Contemporary

Contemporary Fiction
USES FOR BOYS - Erica Lorraine Scheidt - 1/2013 - Amanda - Young Adult

Contemporary Romance
ALL I EVER WANTED - Francis Ray - Grayson Friends series, Book 8 - 3/2013 - Robin
AN AFFAIR TO DISMEMBER - Elise Sax - The Matchmaker Series, Book 1 - 2/2013 - Diana - New!
THE HEART OF A HERO - Janet Chapman - A Spellbound Falls Romance, Book 4 - 3/2013 - Jane - w/magic
JAKE - R.C. Ryan - Wyoming Sky, Book 3 - 3/2013 - Patti
ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY - Cat Johnson - An Oklahoma Nights Romance, Book 1 - 3/2013 - Carolyn
PERFECT TIMING - Catherine Anderson - A Harrington Family Novel, Book 4 - 3/2013 - Jane - w/ magic
THAT NIGHT ON THISTLE LANE - Carla Neggers - Swan River Valley, Book 2 - 2/2013 - Diana - New!
THE SECOND CHANGE CAFE - Alison Kent - A Hope Springs Novel, Book 1 - 3/2013 - Patti - New!
THROWN BY A CURVE - Jaci Burton - A Play-By-Play Novel, Book 5 - 3/2013 - Holly - Erotic
UNBREAKABLE - Alison Kent - A Dalton Gang Novel - 2/2013 - Holly - Erotic

DEADLY STING - Jennifer Estep - Elemental Assassin Series, Book 8 - 3/2013 - Robin - New!
HOUSE RULES - Chloe Neill - Chicagoland Vampires, Book 7- 2/2013 - Amanda
SLASHBACK - Rob Thurman - A Cal Leandros Novel, Book 8 - 3/2013 - Robin

Fantasy Romance
IMMORTALLY EMBRACED - Angie Fox - Monster M*A*S*H* series, Book 2 - 3/2013 - Jennifer

Historical Fiction
GARDENS OF STONE - Sophie Littlefield - 3/2013 - Diana - New! - 20th Century Historical - New!
QUEEN JEZEBEL - Jean Plaidy - A Catherine de Medici Novel - 3/2013- Jani - New!

Historical Romance
A BRIDE BY MOONLIGHT- Liz Carlyle - 2/2013 - Jane
THE CHIEFTAIN - Margaret Mallory - Return of the Highlanders, Book 4 - 3/2013 - Robin
THE DUKE DIARIES - Sophia Nash - The Royal Entourage series, Book 3 - 3/2013 - Carolyn
THE EARL IS MINE - Kieran Kramer - House of Brady, Book 2 - 3/2013 - Robin
JACKSON HOLE JOURNEY - Yellowstone Series - Linda Jacobs - 3/2013 - Jane
A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR - Emma Wildes - A Whisper of Scandal Novel - 3/2013- Jani
A MOST SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL - Ashlyn Macnamara - 3/2013 Jane
THE LAST DEBUTANTE - Julia London - Secrets of Hadley Green, Book 4 - A Perfect 10 - 3/2013- Jane
LORD OF DARKNESS - Elizabeth Hoyt - Maiden Lane series, Book 5 - A Perfect 10 - 3/2013 -Jane
THE MISTRESS MEMOIRS - Jillian Hunter - The Boscastle Series, Book 10 - 3/2013 - Diana - New!
RIDE THE FIRE - Pamela Clare - 2/2013 - Carolyn
SURPRISING LORD JACK - Sally MacKenzie - Duchess of Love series, Book 2 - 3/2013 - Jane
TRAVIS - Georgina Gentry - The Texans, Book 4 - 2/2013- Diana - New!

Paranormal Romance
EDGE OF DAWN - Lara Adrian - A Midnight Breed Novel, Book 11- 3/2013 - Terrie - New!
TWICE TEMPTED - Jeaniene Frost - A Night Prince Novel, Book 2 - 2/2013 - Jennifer
WINTERBLAZE - Kristen Callihan - Darkest London series - A Perfect 10 - 3/2013- Jani

Romantic Suspense
DID YOU MISS ME? - Karen Rose - A Perfect 10 - 2/2013 - Terrie
HIGH RISK - Vivian Arend - An Adrenaline Novel, Book 1 - 3/2013 - Carolyn
RELENTLESS - Cherry Adair - Lodestone Series, Book 3 -3/2013 - Carolyn

Series Romance
BEHIND PALACE DOORS - Jules Bennett - 3/2013 - Patti - HD #2219 - New!
ONE SECRET NIGHT - Yvonne Lindsay - The Master Vintners, Book 3 - 3/2013 - Jennifer - HD #2217
A REAL COWBOY - Sarah M.Anderson - 2/2013 - Diana - HD#2211 - New!
A SEAL'S SURRENDER - Tawny Weber - Uniformly Hot! - 3/2013 - Jennifer - HB #739
THE THINGS SHE SAYS - Kat Cantrell - 3/2013- Patti HD #2218 - New!
A WEDDING SHE'LL NEVER FORGET - Robyn Grady - Daughters of Power: The Capital, Book 3 - 3/2013 - Patti - HD #2216

Women's Fiction
HER SISTER - Karen Rose Smith - Search fo Love, Book 7 - 3/2013 - Jane

Happy Reading!


Romance Reviews Today

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chat Wed night with Madeline Hunter!

New York Times Bestselling author Madeline Hunter joins us to discuss her book, THE CONQUEST OF LADY CASSANDRA.
Door prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of THE CONQUEST OF LADY CASSANDRA! 
Moderated by Sandi.
When? Tonight (Wed) at 9:00PM EST
Where? or go to 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 historically good time!

Book Giveaway:

Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan

If Sadie Turner is good at anything, it’s putting stuff in order. So when she finds her “perfect” life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. 

All men.

Or so she thinks.

With two slobbering dogs and two cousins living there—one a flamboyant decorator intent on making over Sadie—it’s hard to get a moment’s peace at eccentric Aunt Dody’s house, especially with everyone so determined to set her up with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.

Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. Tall, tanned, muscular…and to top it off, he’s great with her kids. But he must have a flaw—he’s a man—so Sadie vows to keep her distance.

As summer blazes on, the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only becomes more complicated—a new career presents itself, her evil ex haunts her, and Aunt Dody reveals a tragic secret—but maybe a little chaos is just what Sadie needs to get her life back in order.

Sounds like a good read! If you're interested, post a comment and you'll be entered to win a copy!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Q & A with Poppy Dennison!

1.  Tell us about your newest release.

Diagnosis Wolf (Creature Feature Anthology) is the story of Andrew Hughes, a nurse who is assigned a patient with a mysterious illness. When Caleb’s eyes begin to glow and he grows claws and fangs, Andrew wonders if he’s finally lost his marbles or if there’s more to Caleb’s illness than he knew to be possible.

2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

It’s very hard to come up with a believable illness for a werewolf! Typical tropes have them immune to most diseases and able to heal most injuries. I had fun trying to find a way to keep Caleb sick while making it work within the accepted lore.

3.  How long have you been writing?

Diagnosis Wolf is my fourth published piece. I’ve been writing professionally for the past two years, but have been a storyteller from the time I learned to put pen to paper.

4.  What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

My co-author for the Creature Feature anthology, Mary Calmes, is a huge inspiration to me. Not only is she an amazing author, she’s an incredible woman as well. 

5.  What does your family think about your career as a published author?

They’re thrilled, but don’t quite understand why they have to wait so long between stories! 

6.  Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I love to be crafty—I sew, crochet, and paint at the moment. I’m trying to learn to cook a bit more and one of these days I’m going to master the art of knitting.

About the author:

A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.

You can find out more about Poppy’s books on her website


Creature Feature
Release date March 20, 2013     
ISBN-13:  978-1-62380-430-5
eBook $6.99
Print $14.99


Diagnosis Wolf by Poppy Dennison

Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.

Landslide by Mary Calmes

For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she's sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.