Anyone for Camping?

I’ve got a deep, dark confession to make, Banditas and friends! In the early ’80s, I had a HUGE crush on Adam Ant whose picture graces the top of this blog. When he sang Ant Music, I was in ant heaven. Or perhaps I should say the ANT-eroom to heaven! But the weird thing is I only liked AA when he wore make-up and his rather naff highwayman gear. When he looked like a normal guy, I wasn’t interested. Why? I’m a huge fan of the Scarlet Pimpernel but find him much more attractive when he’s lily-livered Sir Percy Blakeney.
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A Race Car Driver By Any Other Name…

posted by Aunty Cindy Since my DH is a lifelong auto racing enthusiast, I’ve become a fan through osmosis. This Memorial Day weekend, we were actually home for a change, and watched avidly as Dario Franchitti slid across the yard of bricks to win the soggy Indy 500. Then, after calling the top finishers, the announcer said something about Franchitti being only the second Scot to win the Indy 500… SAY WHAT?!?! Dario Franchitti is a SCOT?!?! Yet another example of real life that would never work in fiction! As all novelists know, readers presume a lot about characters based
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And the winner is …

Keira! Congratulations – You have won a copy of Julie Cohen’s book MACALLISTER’S BABY! If you contact Julie at email hidden; JavaScript is required she can get your prize to you. Thanks again to Julie for spending the day with us. I’m thrilled to announce that Julie will return to the Bandita’s lair in January.

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Protecting My Process

by Beth Burgoon My kids go back to school in six days, twenty-three hours and eleven minutes. Am I counting down the days? Yes. (I like to tease my kids that I actually start my back-to-school countdown on the first day of summer vacation *g*) Am I excited? You bet (but you already could tell that, right?) Okay, I want to put in a disclaimer here. I love my kids. I adore them. I think they are the best kids around. But I work from home and to write I’ve discovered I need two things: A schedule (not easy to
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In a Galaxy, Far, Far away…

by Joan Kayse There lived a tired little nurse…. Oops, wrong page…… There lived an author who wrote wonderful sci fi/futuristic romances. That author is Susan Grant. We talk so much about the different subgenres in romance; historical (pick a time period), romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy but not as much about sci-fi/futuristic. And why, I can’t imagine. Not when you have authors like Sue who have successfully been writing and publishing wonderful stories about handsome alien heroes and fearless heroines from other worlds for quite a few years. I first became a fan with “The Star King”. Now, who can
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Pay It Forward

By Kirsten Scott If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Catherine Ryan Hyde (until now). She’s the author of the book Pay It Forward, which was later turned into a movie starring Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, and Kevin Spacey. The concept of Pay It Forward is simple–someone does you a favor, and instead of trying to pay them back you pay it forward by doing something nice for someone else. I was going to start this blog with a picture from that movie, but–DUH–this is a blog about AUTHORS and BOOKS, so I decided to go for the
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On Turning 80

by Christie KelleyI really don’t think it’s fair that I have to follow Sabrina Jeffries, especially when I was so busy yesterday with my regular job I couldn’t even post a hello to one of my favorite authors. Oh well, this post will be short because of the same reason–the paying job. I returned from upstate New York on Sunday after spending a few days up there to visit my mom. She turned 80 years old so we had a little party for her. Well, nothing in my family is ever little. With seven of her nine children there, plus
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Sabrina Jeffries Lets Sleeping Rogues Lie

by Caren Crane Caren: Welcome to the Romance Bandits blog, Sabrina. We’re very happy to have you visit us! Your latest release from Pocket, Beware a Scot’s Revenge, hit #14 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Congratulations! Were you surprised at the popularity of the School For Heiresses series or do you see it as a natural evolution? Sabrina: Thanks, Caren, it’s great to be here, especially now that I’ve met some of the Banditas in person at conference! Actually, I was kind of surprised. I didn’t think it was a concept that would be as popular as the
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Obsession

by Trish Milburn I’m obsessive. No, not in the clinical obsessive-compulsive sense. Rather, when I find a form of entertainment that I enjoy, I tend to glom everything I can find about it. If I discover a song I love, I play it over and over and over until I finally tire of it and have to give it a break. This happened earlier this summer when I played my Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks every day, multiple times. I would relive favorite movie moments when certain songs played, even when certain sections of those songs played. When I fall
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Sabrina Jeffries Guest Blogging!

Hi, everyone! I am excited to announce that Sabrina Jeffries will be guest blogging with us this Thursday, August 16. Sabrina will answer questions about her School For Heiresses series, writing series, dabbling in Southern fiction and what’s coming up next for her. Join us for a good time this Thursday and be sure to check for details on how to win autgraphed copies of Sabrina’s books!

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