Verrrrrrry Scarrrrrry….

by Jeanne Adams BOOO!!! Did I scare you? BWAH-Ha-Ha-HA!!! It’s Halloween! Tonight is Trick or Treat! Tomorrow, All Soul’s Day…Are you ready? Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Grins. All of you know, by now that I ADORE Halloween. Almost every year we have an annual Addams Family Halloween party – in hiatus this year because I was on deadline, alas. *huge, long-standing pout* However, it is an event like no other. We’ve had up to 65 people in our house and garden for this affair. One year, early on while it was still just “Jeanne’s Annual Halloween Party” (i.e. Pre-DH) I
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Halloween Tricks and Costumes

by Jo Robertson Halloween isn’t really an official “holiday,” but you wouldn’t know that by the antics of high school and elementary students during the week of the big event. They come to school dressed in all kinds of getups and engage in all sorts of antics as they prepare for the Big Day. I always got a kick out of my seniors getting in the spirit. Since they were high on some kind of pre-Halloween candy anyway, I figured I’d try to turn the holiday into a learning lesson. Orson Welles’ classic radio broadcast of HG Wells’ “War of
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Lucky Winners

Thanks to Berta Platas, we have three books to give away to commenters on her blog, Life, Love, and the Lottery. One copy of Lucky Chica goes to Eilis Flynn, and one copy goes to Joan Kayse! The lone copy of Berta’s rare debut book, now out of print, Miami Heat, goes to p226! Please email Nancy via the link on the blog page and put “Berta’s winner” in the subject line. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who stopped by.

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Mystic Winners

We have booty to give away! The winners of one copy (each) of Patricia Rice’s Mystic Warrior goes to Blodeuedd and Ms. Hellion! Please email Patricia directly: price100@aol.com Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who stopped by!

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Cleaning up the Confetti!

Wow, what an incredible day in the lair! I’ve been sweeping up confetti and streamers all day. But I’ve managed to tear myself away to draw the winners. And guess what – clearly I drank too much because instead of three winners, there seem to be FOUR WINNERS!!!! Yes, for over 200 comments, I threw in another copy of CAPTIVE OF SIN! So the lucky wedding guests are:Eva S Drew Mariska Debbie Congratulations to all of you! Please email me on anna@annacampbell.info with your snail mail details and I’ll get your books off to you. Seriously, I couldn’t have asked
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Top Three Signs Your Manuscript May Be Possessed/Undead/A Zombie/In Terrible Trouble:

by Susan Sey 1) Your plot bursts into flame when touched by daylight.Not good. Your characters should be taking your plot out to play at least once every couple of chapters. It should NOT be hanging upside down in the cellar all day while the hero and heroine exchange witty quips, drink coffee and compliment each other’s shoes. 2) Your villain is far and away the most sympathetic character in the book.This is especially troubling if your villain is a vain, selfish predator who lures underaged girls into (ahem) inappropriate activities. (If you made him a hottie, though, you had
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LORRAINE HEATH RETURNS TO THE LAIR

by Suzanne Welsh We love to visit with repeat offenders…er… our favorite return guests, so please pull up a chair, pillow or cabana boy and get comfortable as we welcome NYT bestselling author and my dear friend, Lorraine Heath back in the Lair to discuss her newest release, MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL, which just recieved 4 stars from Romantic Times magazine! Suz: MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL is the fourth in your Scoundrels of St. James series. While each is a stand alone book, each one has built upon the first and gives us a glimpse into the lives
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A Captivating Launch!

by Anna Campbell HUZZAH!!!!! HOORAY!!!! YIPPEE-YI-O!!!!! What? You didn’t know? Today is the day CAPTIVE OF SIN is released. Hmm, that sentence looks rather odd. Now he’s released, can he still be a captive? Aaaaarrrggghhh! It’s all too much to think about! When we’ve got a…WEDDING to plan! More about that to come. Hmm, I must be excited. I seem to be restricted to one-sentence paragraphs! Always a sign of rising agitation in a writer. First, here’s the blurb for CAPTIVE OF SIN: He pledged his honor to keep her safe . . . Returning home to Cornwall after unspeakable
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Life, Love, and the Lottery

Today we have a guest who’s familiar and yet not. Berta Platas, better known in the Lair as half of Gillian Summers, makes her first solo appearance today. We’ll chat about writing and life and her St. Martins release, Lucky Chica, which is about life, love, and winning the lottery. Welcome, Berta! Thanks for inviting me! I love you guys. Can’t wait to see who gets the rooster this time. As you know, we love call stories. We’ve had Gillian’s. I think. What’s Berta’s? I had written a thriller set in Miami, thinking to submit it to Kensington for their
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Bandita Booty!!

by Anna Sugden Time to announce the lucky winner of Kate Walker’s fabulous book, Kept For Her Baby! As Sid was still sulking about not being able to get his paws on that pesky rooster, my cat CC decided to take over the reins for prize selcetion. Her muddy paw landed on … Michelle!! Congratulations, Michelle. Please send your snail mail details to me at Anna@annasugden.com and I will pass them on to Kate.

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