Meet Terri Brisbin … and her sexy Highlanders!

by Anna Sugden I’m delighted to welcome my good friend, two-time RITA nominee Terri Brisbin – and her Highlanders – to the Lair! Terri has been writing romance fiction since 1995 and has had 16 historical and time-travel romances published by Berkley-Jove and Harlequin Historicals. When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern NJ suburbs, Terri spends her time being a wife to one, mom to three boys as well as a dental hygienist to hundreds. Active in several RWA local chapters, Terri currently serves on the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America.
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How to Hook Bandit Booty?

Well, you need to leave a comment, of course!And our latest winner is……. Meredith! Congrats! Aunty’s handy dandy random number generator says that YOU are the lucky commenter who will receive an autographed copy of Tina Ferraro’s newest release How To Hook A Hottie! Please send your snail mail info to Aunty Cindy at cindymm18 AT gmail DOT com so that we can get Tina’s wonderful new book out to you. If you didn’t win this prize, do not despair! We have LOTS of guest bloggers waiting in the wings with more great books and other prizes to give away.
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Cover Story

by Donna MacMeans I’m in love… I just received my cover for my second book, The Trouble with Moonlight. It won’t be released until June, but just having the cover makes it real. A good cover, I think, is the first step to making a sale. If the cover is intriguing, I’ll pick it up, check the back, and decide whether to purchase. I don’t always read a few pages inside, especially if I’m familiar with the author. But with a new author – sometimes, but not always. There’s all sorts of covers. Sometimes they’re sexy. Check out these from
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Tina Ferraro — "Hooked" on YA

interviewed by Aunty Cindy A few months ago, my good buddy and red-hot YA author Tina Ferraro was kind enough to be one of our first guest bloggers here in the Lair. Well, it’s a brand new year, Tina has a brand new book on the shelves NOW, and we are tickled PINK that she has come back for another guest blogger stint! AC: Welcome back to the Lair, Tina! Tina: Thanks, AC and all you Banditas for inviting me. I’m happy to be back! AC: Please tell us about your latest YA release, How To Hook A Hottie. Where
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Cassondra’s Bandit Booty!

Okay, for everyone who’s been so patient with me, here, finally , are my winners for not only December, but January blogs. I DO truly apologize. Unexpected 12-hour days at work, almost every day this month, is my lame excuse. I’m including an extra little bit for each of you because you’ve had to wait. The winner of the Romance Bandits coffee mug from the December blog, “Oh the FLAME of it” is…….mshellion!The winner of the $5 B&N gift card from the January blog, “Last Chicken Roosting,” is……. Maureen!Drop me an email at Cassondra (underscore) M AT Mindspring Dot Com
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THE NUMBERS GAME

by Suzanne WelshHave you ever read a book and just loved it so much you gave your copy to every person you knew so they could read it too? Well, I used to do that. In fact, I did it so much, I was my own lending library! But then I started writing, hanging out with other writers and learning about the business of publishing from my published author friends. Guess what I learned? While passing around a book might flatter the author and give our friends a good read, it does little to help the author’s sales numbers. Why
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And they all lived…somehow…ever after

by Susan Seyfarth So I just saw this movie, Once. It’s been getting all kinds of good buzz, & if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. It’s about a heartbroken Irish musician whose life is stuck & the woman, an amazing musician in her own right, who gets him unstuck. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie quite like it. The Commitments comes to mind, but only because it’s another music movie set in Dublin featuring a cast of more musicians than actors. Once was a lot smaller, more intimate. It was about the way these two
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The Quantum of Bandit Booty!

Thanks to everyone who commented on their favorite heroes and fave James Bond men! The winner of the Amazon.com $20 gift card (chosen scientifically by my very own hero, who valiantly picked a number between 1 and 100) is … JENNIFER Y!!!! Congratulations, Jennifer Y! Please send me your address and I’ll send you the gift card right away. I’m at katecarlisle99@yahoo.com. And don’t forget — the Bandita invasion continues Monday at romancenovel.tv! Come by for more fun and prizes! Kate

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They Were Seriously Woman

by Nancy Northcott As I started to think of blog topics, I gravitated toward English history. I’ve loved it since I saw a (highly fictionalized, I now realize) story called “When Knighthood Was in Flower” on The Wonderful World of Disney many years ago. There are a lot of choices, and a lot of attractive time periods. I finally settled, though, on strong women in history, not just English history. In romance, we like to think of “Happily Ever After,” or the “HEA” ending. Most of these women didn’t ever get that, but they more than fit the image in
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He’s Back … And He’s Still My Hero

By Kate As everyone knows, we here at Romance Bandits constantly strive to keep our busy fingers on the pulse of popular culture. Regular visitors to the Lair have come to depend on our ability to deliver the very latest and most important news of the world and beyond. It’s our pledge to you, one we don’t make lightly. So you can imagine my shock and dismay when I stumbled across this MAJOR piece of news literally buried under rows and rows of lesser important headlines about … oh, whatever … stock market crash, Britney woes, blah blah blah. Who
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