Hanging Around the Lair

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday.  I hope you enjoyed the day, whether or not you celebrated Thanksgiving! Since yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, of course, today is that frenzied day of marathon shopping known as Black Friday.  The name comes from the goal of retail stores to make enough that one day to put them in the black for the year. Yeah.  I won’t be helping.  I’m all for businesses making money, but I hate crowds, especially frenzied ones. I may venture out to our local independent bookstore, though probably not as it’s in a shopping center.
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Thanksgiving Ramblings 2015

Well, delicious aromas are wafting from the Lair kitchen.  The cabana boys have the table set, and the gladiators and hockey hunks are hauling the Christmas decorations down from the attic.  Meanwhile, the banditas have scattered to spend the day in our own ways. For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas are about family and friends.  This year fits that pattern. The boy is home from school, and some friends are joining us for dinner this evening. Last year was different, though.  Last year, the boy was studying in Barcelona, Spain, where there is no Thanksgiving break. He wasn’t going to be able to
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The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect.  Every homeowner knows what I’m talking about.  You think you have a small, easy-to-deal-with-problem, that turns into a much larger issue and grows and grows, much like a row of dominos that falls, each knocking the next down in a path of destruction.   This is currently my life. It all started at the end of last year.  My recently retired husband was home and needed something to occupy him during the non-golfing winter months.  I had the solution, I thought.  The wallpaper was peeling in the kitchen and laundry room.  The cat had used the rice
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Bandit Booty from Bluestocking Belles

Congratulations Saralee Etter! You’ve won a print copy of Mistletoe, Marriage and Mayhem from the Bluestocking Belles!  You’ll need to send your mailing information to Susana Ellis at http://www.SusanaEllis.com.  Enjoy!  

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Terri Osburn Talks Heroines

My guest today is Terri Osborn, the author of the bestselling Anchor Island Series. Terri writes small town contemporary romance with heart, hope, and lots of humor. Her new Ardent Springs Series launched in April with HIS FIRST AND LAST, and this month she’s celebrating the release of OUR NOW AND FOREVER, the second book in the series. Welcome back, Terri! Hello, my friends in Romance Bandit Land, and thank you to Nancy Northcott for inviting me to hang out today. I celebrated the release of my sixth book a week ago today, which is the second book in my new Ardent
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Christmas has come early. We have winners!

Hi all – Thanks for sharing the Christmas joy via our Christmas novellas and short story posts.  We have winners!!! Ninfa – wins a copy of Scotland Christmas Reunion offered by moi, Donna MacMeans (www.DonnaMacMeans.com) Saralee – wins a copy of A Pirate for Christmas offered by Anna Campbell  (www.annacampbell.info) Laney4 – wins a copy of Yuletide Lies offered by Susan Heino  (www.susangh.com) Charlene – wins the A Perfect Party and A Lucky Charm offered by Anna Sugden  (www.AnnaSugden.com) Please use the websites listed to send your contact information to the appropriate author. Hope you all have a fabulous holiday
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Christmas Shopping a Tad Early

Snow may not be falling where you live, but Christmas is just around the corner, as they say.  Whether you’re buying books as gifts, or just looking for something seasonal to read curled up on the couch, here’s a number of fantastic Christmas books, novellas, and short stories to put you in the holiday spirit.  I hope you can find something to your liking.   Widow Edith MacPherson faces a lonely Christmas in isolated Scotland at a time when the holiday wasn’t celebrated with glitz and glamour.  She misses the comaraderie of her friends and festivities in London.  However, when
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Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem – that says it all!

Susan Ellis visits the Banditas today to talk about her contribution to Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem a boxed set from the Bluestocking Belles. All seven stories are set in the Regency era and each features a runaway or at least reluctant bride. The proceeds from this project all benefit the Belle’s favorite charity, the Malala Fund for the education of girls world wide. For more information on their work with Malala see: http://bluestockingbelles.com/projects/the-malala-fund/ Susana brings an extra today, a scene that didn’t appear in the book—but it could have. She will give a signed print copy of Mistletoe, Marriage, and
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Rivalry Football and Looking Forward to Thanksgiving…

So y’all know that I love Football, right?  SERIOUSLY love football.  I won the chance to kick a field goal at halftime at an NFL football game, and was one of the only women willing to do it.  When they called me, they were hesitant…did I want to do it?  Attempt a field goal ON the field? I had three words for them:  I’m SO THERE.  (I didn’t win the car, but I got some great Carolina Panther gear and had a BLAST! And I made it from 25 yards, just couldn’t make it from 35) That was a Carolina
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Gail Z. Martin’s Winner

Thanks to everyone who stopped by for Gail Z. Martin’s chat about alternate history.  The winner of a copy of Deadly Curiosities is… Catslady! Congratulations, Catslady.  Please send your snail mail contact info to me: nancy AT nancy northcott DOT com, and I’ll forward to Gail. Thanks again to everyone who came by!

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