Passionate Booty!

BIG THANX to everyone who turned out for our 06 Packer buddies Anthea and Lawson! The cookie recipes and links were GREAT! But then, what’s not to love about cookies?!?! And what’s not to love about wonderful historical romances?!?! So without further ado, the winner of Anthea Lawson’s Golden Heart and Rita finalist Passionate is: LAURIE! Super congrats and thanx for the yummy recipes for Chocolate Tipped Log Cookies and Best Darn Sugar Cookies Ever! Please send your snail mail info. to anthea AT anthealawson DOT com to claim your copy of Passionate.

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What Kind of Cake Are You?

by Anna Sugden I admit it – I’m a Food Network junkie. One of the things I knew I was going to miss when we moved back home to England was my daily dose of Food Network favourites. Imagine my delight the other evening when a new channel popped up on our TV guide – yes, we now have The Food Network! *happy sigh* With ESPN America showing live hockey, what more could a girl want? (TNT and the old series of Trick my Truck – love that Chrome Shop Mafia! – but that’s another story!) Now, I love shows
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Dishing on Romance

Today we welcome four of our buddies in as our guests! We’re celebrating the launch this month of the new blog The Romance Dish by four veteran bloggers. Welcome, y’all! Thank you so much for inviting us to spend the day in the Lair. We are very excited to be here and are planning to have a fabulous time with the Bandits and Bandit Buddies! And before you even ask, PJ has been working up a storm in the kitchen and there are turtles for everyone. Yes, enough for everyone!! We hope Sven and the Gladiators have rested up and
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The Swedish Chef

by Beth No, I don’t mean the famous Muppets’ character with his bushy eyebrows and mustache and bork, bork, bork – although he is one of my favorite characters *g*. The chef I’m referring to is my own mother. Okay, so maybe my mom was born in America but her grandparents hailed from Sweden, resulting in her not only getting to lead the procession on Saint Lucia’s day when she was a young girl (complete with a wreath of lit candles on her head, no less) but her heritage also helped shape the meals and traditions she passed down to
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Ohhhhhh, Opryland!!! and Big Zero Birthdays…

by Jeanne Adams When a friend turns thirty – you know, the big THREE-OH! – it’s often the time to plan one heck of a party, right? I mean, it’s not everyday a gal reaches that milestone, that mark of maturity and magnificent vibrant LIFE! It’s an achievement. You remember turning thirty, don’t you? (Or if you haven’t turned it yet, just hush, don’t make us have to sick the GR on you…) So, when you’re an organization of romance writers, mostly women, it’s REALLY an achievement to make it to the big birthdays. Next year, RWA turns thirty. The
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Welcome Anthea Lawson To The Lair!

posted by Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy Today we welcome not one, but TWO special guests to the Lair! Anthea Lawson is the pseudonym for a husband-wife team who write spicy Victorian romance. Their debut novel, PASSIONATE, was nominated for a Best First Book RITA in 2009 and was a Golden Heart finalist (under a different title) in 2006. Their newest book, ALL HE DESIRES, hit the shelves on November 3rd. Today, one lucky commenter will win a copy of their first book, PASSIONATE! AC: You are a husband and wife writing team. Please share how that partnership came about.
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Booty Call!

We have mega-booty to give away! My travel schedule for November has put me behind on winner posts. Lots of things are coming out of the treasure chest tonight. So here we go: The winner of Skin Game (or an alternative from the backlist) by Ann Aguirre is Tetewa; Karen White‘s winner, who’ll receive a signed copy of The House on Tradd Street, is Donnas; Julie Kenner‘s Tainted goes to Stacy McKitrick; And Dee Davis’s Match Made on Madison goes to Linda Rader! Winners should email me via the Romance Bandits link with the name of the appropriate author in
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To Be or Not to Be…

by Christie KelleyOrganized that is. I spent Sunday afternoon attempting to reorganize my kitchen. It’s been about a year and a half since I moved out from my old kitchen into the new kitchen. I told myself that I would organize everything over the winter. I meant last winter. But it got me thinking about organization. I’m a somewhat organized person. Well, not according to my husband, but he is a super-organized person. I do like things to have a place especially in the kitchen. The only problem with that is I don’t unload the dishwasher all the time. So
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A SoHo Setup

Today, award-winning author Dee Davis returns to the lair to chat about her newest “matchmaker” novel, Set Up in Soho. Welcome back, Dee! Tell us about this book. The Matchmaker Chronicles continue… When Andrea Sevalas’ long time boyfriend announces he’s seeing someone else, Andi’s thrown for a loop—well, actually, down a cellar. Head throbbing and nose out of joint, she’s rescued by one of New York’s finest – attorney’s that is. Ethan McCay — the upper east side heir to the kingdom of Manhattan. But Andi isn’t interested in princes. At least not the uptown variety. She’s a downtown girl
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The Color of Feelings

by Jo Robertson Three year old Annie was whining the other day. “What’s wrong, baby,” says her mother, seriously refraining from any eye rolling. “Well,” Annie says, “I just have a bad feeling that someone’s going to eat me.” “Don’t you hate that feeling?” her wise mom answers. The color of fear – is it black, blue, red? I have a dear friend whose father died young, leaving her mother with six children, the oldest of whom was twelve. She and her husband had been long-time friends with a couple who also had six children, all nearly the same ages.
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