The Rooster Takes Orlando!

by Donna MacMeans Hi – First wanted to announce the winner of Lisa Cooke’s blog on Tuesday. MsHellion – you’re the winner! Please contact Lisa at cooke57@yahoo.com with your information. Second – BIG NEWS! Romantic Times announced the winners of their 2009 awards and yours truly won Best Historical Love and Laughter! I’ll accept the award on Friday — right before the Vampire Ball. So that’s where you’ll find the GR and I – down here in sunny Orlando at the RT Convention. We packed our bags and boarded the airplane. The GR insisted he could fly on his own
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Have a Laugh with Charlotte Hughes!

by Anna Sugden How many authors can make you laugh out loud? For me, there are very few. One who manages to do so regularly, is our guest today, Charlotte Hughes. Award winning author Charlotte Hughes began her writing career publishing newspaper and magazine articles before becoming a New York Times best selling author. Charlotte makes her home in Beaufort, S. C. Best known for her FULL series with Janet Evanovich, she has written over 40 books, ranging for the 3 mysteries she wrote for Avon to Mira’s HOT SHOT. Her newest release, NUTCASE centers on Atlanta psychologist Kate Holly
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BulletProof Bandit Booty!

The winner of an autographed copy of Kay Thomas’ BULLETPROOF TEXAS, is JoysAnn! CONGRATULATIONS, JoysAnn!! Please e-mail your snail mail addy to me at swwelsh2001 AT yahoo DOT com (be sure there are 2 w’s in that addy) and I’ll see that Kay gets that prize to you!! CONGRATULATIONS, AGAIN!!

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Debut author Lisa Cooke in the lair

sponsored by Donna MacMeans I’ve known Lisa for several years and knew that if her everyday humor and charm were captured in a book – she’d have a hit on her hands. I didn’t have long to wait. Lisa’s debut book, TEXAS HOLD HIM, hit the bookshelves this month. Romantic Times Bookreviews says “It’s a luscious, fast-paced adventure with appealing characters and great scenery.” Luscious. I like that. Please join me in welcoming Lisa Cooke to the lair. Thanks for inviting me to Romance Bandits today! I’m so excited to be here and to talk about my new release, TEXAS
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SO….what about those Bears?!

by Jeanne Adams Have you ever been in one of those awkward situations? You know the kind, like John Candy and Steve Martin in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. You’re whistling along, minding your business, when either you or someone in the conversation says something REALLY stupid. Or risque. Or just plain offensive. Or worse, you let a secret out that you thought EVERYONE knew, but really, they didn’t? (And they weren’t supposed to?)Very recently, I ended up in one of Those situations. Everyone in the room knew, but me, that we weren’t discussing someone’s recent divorce. Uh-huh. You guessed it.
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Armed and Fabulous

by Nancy A friend of mine once said that the two types of garments most flattering to almost every man were the tuxedo and the military uniform. I think she had a point. Uniforms and tuxedos square the shoulders and frame the body as other garments just don’t quite. Even the less dynamically built characters on shows like JAG or China Beach looked good in a uniform. And proficiency with weapons is another plus. So for today, we’ll leave the tuxedos to the spies and focus on warrior heroes (in and out of uniform). For the writers among us, we’ll
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"Never Tell Me The Odds!"

by Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy I’m sure you recognize the title of this post. It is one of my favorite movie quotes and is from the original Star Wars (now called Episode 4). C3PO has just told Han Solo the statistical probability of successfully navigating through an asteroid belt (a truly astronomical number) and Han snarls in reply, “Never tell me the odds!” In my previous career, I toiled as an analyst for the State of California. I played with numbers and statistics every day and got to do fun things like budget change proposals and cost benefit analyses.
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

by Christie KelleyIt’s that time again. The annual trek to the Romantic Times convention. Last year it was held in Pittsburgh and the only plus to that was the fact that I could drive there. This year it is in sunny, warm Orlando, Florida! After the cold winter and very cool spring we’ve had in Maryland, I can’t wait to get there. So Monday morning, I’m getting on the plane and heading south. My 81-year-old mother is coming with me. She is a Disney fanatic so she is meeting me at the airport. We will spend two days at a
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Late Bandit Booty!

So sorry I’m late posting this! The winner of a copy of A Not-So-Perfect Past from my launch party post is… PinkPeony!! Congrats!! Please send me your info at: beth@bethandrews.net And thanks to everyone for stopping by my launch party 🙂

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Kay Thomas is BULLETPROOF in the Lair!

by SuzanneOh hey, y’all! Give me a second to finish putting on my Kevlar vest. There! Now I’m ready to sit and chat with my good friend, Kay Thomas, who once again has brought us another intriguing book with bullets flying. Suz: Kay, welcome back to the Lair. BULLETPROOF TEXAS is your second novel for Harlequin Intrigue and this is set, of course, in the Hill Country of Texas. Tell us a little bit about this book. Kay, eyeing the vest: Sure, Suz. Thanks so much to you and the Banditas for having me back in “the Lair” today. The
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