July Coming Attractions

I love July.  It’s hot, sticky with good outdoor eating and firework displays lighting the skies from every little burg and village.  We’ll have some fireworks in the blog as well.  July is the month for the Romance Writers of America convention in New York City.  I’m guessing we’ll be seeing some feedback on that.  Plus we have some guests to the lair.  So check on us often.     On July 14th, Nancy Herriman will be with us discussing the challenges of developing a love story over a number of books in an historical mystery series.   I’ll be
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Ah…Greece! And Robin Gianna

Hi guys.  I’m thrilled to welcome my good friend, Robin Gianna, back to the lair.  I normally try to put the authors photo right at the top of the blog, but I messed up.  However, as Robin is a frequent guest, and her photo is in the photo at the bottom of the blog about Delphi, I hope you’ll forgive me.  Besides, isn’t that a gorgeous cover!  Love that it incorporates blue as you can see from Robin’s photos – it’s appropriate.   With that, here’s Robin…) Hello, All! Thanks for having me back at the Romance Bandits! My husband likes
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Fun With Fandom

The last weekend in May, Jeanne and I did something new to both of us.  We were guests at a science fiction convention, ConCarolinas.  We were both on several panel discussions, and the Duchesse presented her fabulous workshop on body disposal.  On top of all that, we participated in a reading and did some work on a joint project for next year. It was a fun weekend! Today, we’re sharing some of our experiences. Jeanne, this was your first science fiction convention (or con), wasn’t it?  How was it different from the romance conventions you’ve been to? Yes, and I loved
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Family Reunions

Do you do family reunions in your family?  Perhaps your family all live close by.  Every weekend is a family reunion  .  I envy you that. I’m one of five kids.  I remember family vacations in Maryland as being a time when my mom would pack up the car and we’d drive to some state park and set up camp.  That was the extent of our vacation.  The parks might be a state or two away, but otherwise the scenery was the same.  (For those not familiar, the yellow picture is the State of Maryland.) Once all of us kids
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June Coming Attractions

Can you believe June is here?  This year is flying by!!!  Maybe some of these new releases can accompany you to the beach this summer.  Can’t think of better company. On June 8th, Bandita Jeanne will be doing a COVER REVEAL for her next book, DEAD RECKONING!  Woot! Donna will be blogging on June 15th as she’ll be traveling on her regular day. Not to worry as Jeanne will be talking on June 23 about CON CAROLINAs, a fabulous sci-fi Fantasy Con in North Carolina.  Banditas Jeanne and Nancy were both speaker-guests and had a great time at the Con!
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Cover Reveal

Hey everyone! Thought I’d pop in and share some news with y’all. But first, I have to ask you a question. Do you know what happens when authors get together? Quite often the conversation turns to books and stories. Sometimes that leads to the “what if?” game. You’ve heard us address that in the Lair a few times over the years. What if…hero meets heroine, but she’s the one woman in the world he can’t have? What if…vampires met wolf shifters and they had to join forces to defeat evil succubi? What if…bad boy turned millionaire returns to his hometown
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Two for One Offer — Brenda Novak’s Curated Boxed Sets

  Hi, Readers, I’m very excited to tell you about an EXCLUSIVE 2 for 1 OFFER!! As you know, to help raise money for diabetes research, I’ve joined with Brenda Novak and twelve other authors who have contributed brand-new novels and novellas to create a boxed set titled SWEET DREAMS. This boxed set is available only until June 30, 2015, after which it will be gone forever as a collective work. We’re hoping to reach our goal of $300,000. Purchase SWEET DREAMS (which has a beautifully-written foreword from best-selling author Lee Child!) before the end of May and receive your choice of SWEET TALK
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Accidental Inspiration

True Story: Back in 1971, an advertising executive was flying to London to meet about some radio commercials. Fog caused the plane to be diverted to Ireland.   As the executive waited in an airport café for the fog to lift, he saw other plane passengers chatting and exchanging stories to pass the time. A multi-cultural group, they were sharing something else as well – a passion for Coca-cola. Thus the executive was inspired to write the “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” commercial which featured 500 people from around the world singing in the Italian hills. I love
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Bandita Booty

Thanks everyone for sharing the excitement of my Smoke and Mirrors release with me.  As per the random number generator, the winner of the $10 gift certificate is Sandy Wickersham- McWhorter.    Sandy – I need you to go to my website to send me your mailing address so I can mail your card.   Also the winner of the voodoo doll and tea packet from April 23rd (right before I left for Barbara Vey’s in Wisconsin) is Fedora!  I’ll need you to do the same.  If you can send me your mailing address, I’ll get this in the mail pronto.
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Old Dog, New Tricks!

Yeah, that’s me.  Old Dog. I’ve been in a fraud conference the last two days and there’s these presenters – really cute, really funny, smart young guys in business suits (I love a man in a nice fitting suit!), then suddenly I realized – I could be their mom!  So I’m feeling a bit like an old dog today. But Darn it – This old dog done learned a new trick!!!   Today is the launch of my contemporary paranormal short story, Smoke and Mirrors.  This story was actually first published back in 2003 in an anthology called DREAM QUEST
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