BAND OF BROTHERS

by Jo Robertson I’m very envious of those male bonding stories. You know the ones — those about soldiers during battle, Jack Kerouac wanna-be’s, motorcycling across America or backpacking through Europe,or motocycle gangs like the fictional Sons of Anarchy on FX. Even men gathered around a wide-screen plasma TV on Super Bowl Sunday foster feelinga of envy in me. You see, I’m convinced that men are by far the SIMPLE sex. They rose out of that primordial sludge with the single-minded focus of hunting prey. They tuned out the wails of infants, cast off the chills of winter, and set
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Buried Alive!

by Susan Sey So I broke up with my old gym. We’d been happy together for two years or more but things had gotten stale. Boring. Expensive. It wasn’t any one thing but sometimes you grow apart, you know? It’s not you, it’s me. These things happen. Maybe we should take a break. I decided to have a look around, see if there was an option that fit my life a bit better. As it happens, there was. The Community Center. The Community Center has a pool. My old gym did, too, but this pool is a zero-depth-entry, chock-full-of-slides-and-toys, warmer-than-bathwater
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Miranda’s Winners!

Thanks, everyone, for a fabulous day in the lair yesterday. Didn’t we all have fun? I’m still snickering about poor St. Sebastian! And that Nigel No Friends is really NIGEL NO FRIENDS!!! Miranda Neville very generously offered us TWO prizes. So without more ado, here are our winners! Congratulations, SHEREE! You won a signed copy of Miranda’s latest release THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT! Congratulations, PINK PEONY (JEN)! You won a signed copy of the first book in the Burgundy Club series, THE WILD MARQUIS!Please email Miranda at miranda @ mirandaneville.com (no spaces) with your snail mail details and she’ll get your
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Cool Autumn

by Suzanne Warning, I’m just letting my mind and fingers wander over some cool stuff about my favorite season today. Yesterday morning I walked out of the hospital in the morning, the weather was beautiful and cool! After five months of greater than 90 degrees, AETHER, the primal god of shining blue sky was in his element and decided to give me a beautiful 55 degree morning to drive home in. I’d finished my fourth 12 hour night shift, feet dragging, eyes drooping, and I got to drive home with the windows down, the air conditioner off and the radio
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Miranda Neville Noodles on Names!

by Anna Campbell It is with immense pleasure that I bring back a lair favorite, the fabulous Miranda Neville, who is here today to talk to us about her wonderful new historical romance just out from Avon THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT. I adored THE WILD MARQUIS, the first book in her Burgundy Club series about a series of aristocratic book collectors in Regency London. And Miranda had me at hello when she told me that this book featured a nerd as the hero. I love it when nerds discover their inner Tarzan!Here’s the blurb for THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT: She is determined
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Worlds Enough and Time

by Nancy The poet Andrew Marvell coined that phrase, “worlds enough and time,” in the poem “To His Coy Mistress,” in which the narrator urges the lady to join him in seizing their pleasures like “amorous birds of prey.” I admit I had to look up the phrase to see where it came from and was surprised by the context. I’ve often heard it but not applied to affairs of the heart. It often strikes me in places like Michaels. Or Home Depot. Or Idea Island. I can wander around any of those places for hours. I’m not skilled at
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Guest Author Dana Marton: Passion + Action = Paction (and Giveaway!)

I’m so happy to welcome author Dana Marton to the Lair! Dana Marton is the award-winning author of twenty-three books with Harlequin Intrigue. The latest is The Spy Who Saved Christmas, more of a Die Hard kind of Christmas story than It’s a Wonderful Life. High stakes, instead of fruitcakes. Dana is known for her fast-paced action and sexy, emotional romance. Dangerous men, thrilling women. Connect with Dana online at danamarton.com and facebook.com/danamarton. Thank you for the warm welcome, Kate! I read a wide variety of books. My favorites are romance novels, of course. Specifically, romantic suspense, the kind of
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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

by KJ Howe When I first read that title, my mind kept playing the Tina Turner song by the same name that was a blockbuster hit! Well, today our guest Shane Gericke is going to rock the house with his blog about two of my favorite things: love and bullets. Here is Shane with his first typewriter, and the man he developed into as a result of that gift! Please welcome Shane to the lair. Love is in the air. Along with a few thousand bullets. Those are the two things that define my thriller novels. Love. And bullets. Love
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More Booty

Sorry I’m a little late on this one. It’s been crazy at home lately. The winner from my blog on noise is…. PISSENLIT!! Congratulations!! You won a copy of Scandal of the Season!! Please email me at christie @ christiekelley . com and send me your address.

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The Last Hurrah of Summer

by Donna MacMeans By the time you read this, I’ll be stretched out on a beach in Key West. The Golden Rooster told me it was the best place to go to celebrate the last days of summer. Actually GR has relatives there. I’m told feral chickens and roosters roam the island and roost in the trees at night. Not sure how that’s going to work for a night owl like me. Sounds like we’ll be hitting the beach pretty early! I’m planning on taking a haunted ghost tour that covers the several Victorian houses and historic cemetaries. Several ghosts
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