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TRR’s Sizzling Summer Reads ….In Progress!!!


“Stock up on beach reads! Join us in June, exciting #games &win #prizes 1st prize $100 #giftcards #books! #TRRparty

Today is the first day of The Romance Review’s “Sizzling Summer Reads” event! For the ENTIRE month of June, great summer reads will be featured to assist you with finding just the right book with which to plan your escape! There is something for everyone! Whether you are relaxing on the beach, or stuck standing in the longest line at your favorite grocery store, you won’t go wrong with a good book to help you while away the time.

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My book, One Sizzling Summer, will be featured on June 4th. Log in to answer the question about the book, and you will be eligible to win a signed copy of the book, along with a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Visit the site each day (remember to log in) and you will have more chances to win prizes all month long! Here is a link to the site where all the fun is happening as you read this:


Have a wonderful month of great reads!


TRR 4th Anniversary Party…Featuring LBC on March 13th!


The Romance Reviews (TRR) is celebrating its 4th Anniversary during the ENTIRE month of March by featuring over 350 authors, as well as giving away more than 350 prizes. To enter for a chance at a giveaway, all you have to do is LOG IN to their website at http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php  each day and answer a question about one of the featured books. The more often you LOG IN to participate, the more chances you have at becoming a winner!


On March 13th, my own book, Love Beyond the Curve, is being featured during this event. Yes, it is Friday the 13th, but it will be lucky for someone. I am giving away an ebook copy of my book, along with a $10 Amazon Gift Card. All you have to do is answer a question about my book shown at the website.

HINT: Charlotte works at a famous children’s hospital that is funded by donations collected from Math-A-Thons, Walk-A-Thons, and many other charitable activities. Marlo Thomas holds the job of spokesperson for this hospital located in a famous town known for its blues music and barbecue! Do you know the answer? Log in to The Romance Reviews website to get in the game!

Dream Review!

This evening I was checking my email and saw that I had gotten a review on my publisher’s site.  I immediately started the nail-biting, wondering if it would be okay, fair to middling, or a knife between the ribs.  I was prepared for anything when I opened the email, and speechless when I read it.  It was over the top good!  It was great!  It was by someone who didn’t know me and so she was stating her honest opinion.  This was an amazing feeling.  When you write, you really hope that it will be something people find enjoyable, but you have doubts.  This was a very encouraging review.  I am going to share it here if you will bear with me…

This reviewer’s rating: 5 – Outstanding


Another romantic, sexy, M/F read by Kate Patrick. Memphis heat is well written the characters are terrific. I love a female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of some good lovin’. I love a hot, strong, romantic man. I get both here. Maeve meets a sexy man at a Memphis Blues bar and, uncharacteristcally for her, she decides to let her hair down with him after a dance. Why not, he’s sexy, charming and wants her. They have a night of unbridled passion. Maeve leaves the next morning only to find out her sexy man from the night before is her competitor on some commercial real estate. So, Maeve and Steele are both interested in the same property for different reasons, Maeve for a community development, Steele for another in his chain of bars. There is some VERY sexy writing in this book and it helps that the characters are easy to like. The story progresses nicely, even though they’re in competition they are having some sexy fun. However, fun turns into more, even though there is an outcome on the property which doesn’t favour one. Neither can forget the other as much as they feel they might be able to. Will they be able to get over their real estate rivalry? Will sex be the only thing that they leave on the menu? Have a read, it’s a terrific novella sized book. Memphis Heat is not too long, not too short, it’s just right in every way. This is my second Kate Patrick book and I’m impressed. Nice writing, no typos, great editing and great characters. Highly recommended, sexy reading. BUY


Reviewed by: KazzaK (Date: 10/07/2012)

She also gave me a wonderful review for One Sizzling Summer.  This was a wonderful way to end a really difficult weekend.  🙂

Madeline Hunter…Books Worth Reading

It’s Sunday, and time for my “Author Spotlight” blog.  Today I am featuring  historical romance writer, Madeline Hunter.

I want to specifically recommend the “Rarest Blooms” quartet.  I have read all four books and thoroughly enjoyed them.  These are the four books of the series :

I happened upon Ravishing in Red by accident at the library.  I needed something to read and the title and cover art caught my eye first.  The blurb on the back sounded intriguing, so I checked it out.  I couldn’t put it down.  Later I found Provocative in Pearls in paperback.  Again, the cover art was gorgeous!  I had met the heroine in the first book, and had to find out her story.  And that same cycle continued until I completed the whole series.  The covers of these books are worth the books alone!  They are all about a group of single women living together.  They all have a past or secret, but the House Rule is “ask no questions”, so everyone has their privacy.  They are like sisters, and each book features the love story of one of them.  Every book refers to the last couple and introduces the characters that will eventually “hook up” by the end of the series.  They all become like your own personal friends as you read each book.

Madeline Hunter is an award-winning author, and has written about twenty books of historical fiction.  I loved this series so much, that I have purchased more of her books, though I haven’t had time to read any more as of this date.  BUT I WILL READ THEM.  Hunter has hooked me with her style of writing.  She knows how to write sensual passages, and create that sexual tension that keeps you turning pages until it is completed.  You will have no hesitation in reading the next one, and the next one, and the next one!  If you love historical fiction, you’ll never be sorry with a Madeline Hunter book!  Happy reading!