Welcome NYT Bestseller Angie Fox!!

Interview by Kirsten Scott Can I just say this? I love Angie Fox. I mean, I seriously do. First of all, she’s darn cute, super friendly, and a really great writer. She did hit the NYT Bestseller list with her debut novel, The Accidental Demon Slayer, so you might be tempted to hate her, but you just can’t. She’s that kind of person.  I “met” Angie as a virtual member of my local RWA Chapter, the Rose City Romance Writers, and then got to meet her in person last year at Nationals. But you really meet Angie when you read
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GUILTY PLEASURES

by Jo Robertson There’s a wonderful scene in the movie “Parenthood” where the wife of a very focused, rules-oriented man rebels against her husband’s structure by sneaking into the closet, opening a plastic box of goodies, and chomping down on a Hostess cream-filled cupcake. She has this wonderfully defiant look on her face. Guilty pleasures.We all have them, right? Those things we adore, but feel a teensy bit guilty about doing? Let me share some of mine with you. Guilty Pleasure Number One: When I was a young mother with seven kiddies ranging from 18 to 7, I often sneaked
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And the Winnah is….

Jeanne: Hi Everyone! My fabulous friend Heidi Betts let her cats choose the winners…okay, not the most standard way to do it, but….Here’s what she posted: From Heidi: Let’s see…little pieces of paper everywhere, cats picked… Laurie Jo Terrio Congratulations, ladies! Please visit the Backlist page of my website (http://www.heidibetts.com/books/index.php/back) & pick a title you’re interested in…& this does include the HOTTER THAN HELL anthology…then e-mail me (heidi@heidibetts.com) with your book choice & mailing info, & I’ll get your prizes right out to you! Jeanne: Also, from my blog in early January, I realized I totally forgot to pick a
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Countdown Booty!!

A fabulous soiree at the Ritz … a Top Chef challenge … a chocolate party … a Sydney Harbour cruise … a luau! So many fabulous party ideas — and I got woozy just reading the various cocktail concotions y’all came up with. Yummy! I’m going to be taste testing all weekend. The most intriguing idea for me was the murder mystery party, and there were lots of variations on that theme. I loved them all! But I’m going to go with the lovely lady who called it first … Elyssa!! … as well as the crazy darling who took
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Fortunately and Unfortunately…

by Jeanne Adams Or, Please welcome Heidi Betts to the Lair! Jeanne: Today I’d like to introduce the fabulous Heidi Betts. Heidi and I have known each other since…well, we won’t go THAT far back in time. (Besides we’re both younger and better looking than those two ladies!) *dusts off hands* Anyway, Heidi is the author of about 20 books and three novellas – we looked it up and here’s the breakdown – 6 historicals, 9 Silhouette Desires, 3 novellas (only 2 published so far, though, 3rd comes out in July), and 2 single title contemporaries (working on the 3rd).
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The latest prize winner

PJ is having quite the week. Not only did her hang-gliding granny win Day 1 of our finish-the-vignette contest over at Romance Novel TV, but I heard from Helen Scott Taylor that PJ is also the winner of Helen’s debut novel, The Magic Knot. Congrats, PJ, you lucky gal!

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My New Love

by Suzanne Welsh I have fallen in love, again. This is really not a novel thing for me, as I tend to fall in love quite frequently. When I was 12 I saw Romeo & Juliet for the first time. You know, the one that actually showed Leonard Whiting’s naked butt? Seems my English teacher was unaware of that feature in the movie. Oh, I was in complete, adolescent , heart throbbing love. My Senior year I discovered The Flame & The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Brandon….be-still-my-heart…Birmingham. And I adored this book and character so much that I went through
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Debut Author Helen Scott Taylor is Hanging with the Banditas

by Trish Milburn For several months beginning in August 2007, Helen Scott Taylor and I were two of the 10 finalists in the American Title contest sponsored by Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine and Dorchester Publishing. The prize for the winner? A publishing contract with Dorchester for the winning book. American Title works a lot like American Idol. There were five rounds of online voting, and each round had us putting up some other portion of our book — first line, descriptions of the hero and heroine, first love scene, etc. Helen and I made it all the way down to
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Countdown to the End Time

by Nancy Two or three times a year, I discover a new author whose work captivates me. I love finding new books to enjoy, new sequels to await, and never mind what this does to the TBR pile. Much rarer, though is the experience of reading a new author and being totally blown away by the world that author creates. I had this experience last year with author Jessica Andersen‘s The Nightkeepers, the first in her adventure-packed, hot Novels of the Final Prophecy. Fellow bandita Anna Sugden put us in touch with each other. I’m delighted to have Jessica join
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Countdown to Launch!!

By Kate Save the Date! You’re invited to a party! A launch party. Right here in the Lair, ten days from now, on February 4. It’ll be huge, wild, fantastic! You won’t want to miss it. Because we’re celebrating the publication of HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER – my first book!! After twenty years of writing, you bet I’m celebrating this one! And I don’t mean to brag but—oh okay, I’ll brag just a little. RT Magazine gave HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER their highest rating and called my bookbinder protagonist, Brooklyn Wainwright, “brilliant, feisty and funny.” I hope you’ll agree! So that’s why
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