Strong Light of Day with Jon Land

My guest today is a familiar face in the Lair, USA Today Bestselling Author Jon Land.  Today marks the release of Strong Light of Day, the latest installment in his series about Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong.  The book is an RT Top Pick. Welcome, Jon! For readers who may be new to this series, please tell us about Caitlin Strong. She’s a Fifth Generation Texas Ranger with a heroic, gunfighter mentality right out of the Old West. Think female Jack Reacher, Lee Child’s iconic character. Caitlin’s tough as nails and for her life is all about balancing that nature and tradition with
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Homecoming, Pumpkin Flavoring, Football Mums, and Fall!

Hey y’all!  It’s FALL!!!  WOOT!!  The temperatures may not be getting any cooler in DC (other than on the  rainy days), but it’s definitely Fall.  First of all, the kids are back in school. That deserves a reverent pause and a chorus of Hallelujahs.  Grins.  Isn’t that a great Fall road shot? (courtesy of Second, its FOOTBALL SEASON!!  WOOHOOO!!!  Now, as you know, I love sports, especially baseball and football.  While my Atlanta Braves have NOT had a good season, my darling husband’s Chicago Cubs are really doing pretty well, especially for the Cubbies.  Grins.  So my household is
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Coming in October

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s October already and the year is almost over!  It seems like the summer just started, but we’re rolling up on Jeanne’s favorite holiday, Halloween. We have a great month lined up in the Lair.  Here’s what’s coming! Bandita Jeanne will do her usual post on October 8 and will be hosting the annual Halloween Party in the Lair on the 31st. On October 13, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land returns with Strong Light of Day, the seventh and latest Caitlin Strong/Cort Wesley Masters thriller!  In this RT Top Pick, Caitlin faces down a man whose engineered
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Booty Prize from Charming the Professor

Can I just say that I love you guys!  Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on my awesome cover.  I don’t think a better set of readers exist anywhere in the world!  So I’m giving away 10 prizes.  Granted the prize is a short story that I’ll be emailing to you – but you’ll be the first to read it, so that’s something  The Moor’s Tear is a prequel to Charming the Professor so I’m hoping you’ll be curious enough to want to read the novel.  Let me know. The winners are: Fichen,   Ki,   Heathercm,
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Bandita Booty from Ursula LeCoeur

Hi All – Thanks for visiting with Ursula DeCouer last week.  She’s selected someone leaving a comment to receive a copy of the Devious Duchess and that winner is… Ki Congratulations!  If you go to Ursula’s website at and leave your contact information. Thanks Everyone for joining us for the day!    

The Books Under the Bed

Some authors write one book, maybe revise it once or twice, and then sell it.  Sometimes that book soars up the charts, and sometimes it falls into oblivion. There seems to be no predicting which. I don’t personally know anyone who claims to have sold the first book he or she wrote–at least, not without multiple and extensive rewrites.  My first manuscript resides in a closet (mainly because getting it under and out from under the bed is awkward) and is unlikely to ever see the light of day. But the first, previously unpublished manuscript by one of my favorite authors
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Opium, New Orleans and Hard Work!

Back in the lair today and loving it. What makes a hero? He’s got to be sensitive, handsome, good with children and animals and, you know, mind-bogglingly rich. Having a title doesn’t hurt, either. Duke, Earl, Count, Viscount—any and all will do—especially if the hero is generous with his tenants while he improves life on the estate, making it even more profitable. However, when you write historical fiction set in New Orleans in the 1880s, as we do (mother/daughter writing team Ursula LeCoeur), our hero can’t be a duke or an earl. American men, even if their families were wealthy,
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Cover Reveal – Charming the Professor!

Hi All! If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I’ve been planning on releasing a really cool time-travel in the near future.  The book is done and ready to publish but I didn’t have a cover.  This is my fault, not the cover designer.  I didn’t allow sufficient time for the design process.  My agent had arranged for the cover for Bound By Moonlight, not me.  So I figured designing a cover must be a snap.  Not so. Well, I have my cover.  YAY!  Designed by the talented Lyndsey Lewellen, daughter of the equally talented Suzanne Ferrell.  But before
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Trish’s & Nancy’s Dragon Con Adventures ~ 2015 Edition

As our regular visitors know, Trish and I head to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend to fly our geek flags and wallow in fannish energy.  And every year, we blog about it. We often run into each other, but this year, we met only once, in passing.  She was on her way to a photo op, and I was trying to get access to a panel I was supposed to cover for the Daily Dragon.  So we’ll learn about each other’s DC weekends while y’all do! I started off the holiday on Thursday morning by having breakfast with some friends
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Dangerous Prize Booty

Thanks everyone for joining in the cover discussion for Dangerous Weakness.  Caroline Warfield has offered two ebook copies to two different people leaving a comment on the blog.  The winners are: Patty L.  and Mary Anne Landers!      Congratulations! Please contact Caroline at and leave your contact information.  If you’ve read any of the books in this series, let her know so the both of you can decide which is the best book to begin. Thanks for playing!

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