Let’s Have Fun (with Caroline Warfield)

Can we talk? I suspect readers hate facing promotion as much as authors hate doing it. Yet some promotion is unavoidable if authors hope to find readers in the sea of books and authors competing for readers’ attention. Readers get buried in “Best book ever,” “Free This Week,” “Great Review,” and dare I mention, “Buy my book!” Authors get it from two directions. As if the social media noise weren’t enough, we also face people who bombard us with advice, tools, classes, and services. It is no fun. No—wait! Fun? That’s an interesting concept. I am no marketing guru, but
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Jon Land & Caitlin Strong Return

My guest today is a familiar face in the Lair, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land.  We’re celebrating the release of his latest Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong Cold Dead, which I bought, devoured, and loved the week it came out.  Several of the books in this series have been RT Top Picks.  In 2013, after the release of Strong Vengeance, Romantic Times said, “Caitlin Strong is the best female thriller protagonist in the entire genre right now.”–RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)  Jon’s going to talk to us about Caitlin’s life and the experience of writing the series. Welcome, Jon! Who is Caitlin Strong? She’s a Fifth
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Rachel Brimble Talks About Ideas and Inspiration!

I’m delighted to welcome back Lair favourite, fellow Brit and my lovely Supers sister, Rachel Brimble! Rachel is here in the Lair today to celebrate the launch of the sixth book in her wonderful Templeton Cove series — Saved by the Firefighter — which is out this week. Great to have you here, Rachel. Pull up a comfy seat, grab your favourite tipple and Lair hunk and let’s get to it! Talking about inspiration (as if the Lair hunks — that pesky Golden Rooster definitely not included — aren’t enough inspiration!), in case some of our friskier BBs thought I meant something
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Belated November Coming Attractions

Hi, everyone–We’re a little late with this, obviously.  Lots of scrambling going on.  But we have great guests this month as well as bandits blogging.  Even me.  Honestly and truly.  Two months in a row, woo-hoo!  Here’s the lineup: November 4: Lair favourite, Rachel Brimble, returns to party with us and celebrate the launch of the sixth book in her Templeton Cove series, from Harlequin SuperRomance. Join Rachel and Bandita Anna Sugden to talk about Saved by the Firefighter and inspiration. On November 8, Bandita Jeanne will be doing her usual blog post… November 14, Jon Land joins Nancy to
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More Bandita Booty

Today we have winners for prizes from TWO days. First – the winners of the two separate prizes from the  Welcome to Haven Harbor blog are… Mary Preston and Anne! Ladies – I’ll need you to go to my website at www.DonnaMacMeans.com at send me your contact information.  Let know if you want the ghost scarf or the Boo pods lip balm.  First person to contact me gets their pick of the two prizes 🙂 Second – Caroline had a need to select a different winner for her prize.  Random.org chose Jane! Jane, could you please go to Caroline’s website
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The Square Peg Problem: A #HoldOntoTheLight Blog Post

I’m pleased to be part of the Hold Onto The Light blog tour this year along with bandita Jeanne and yesterday’s guest, Gail Z. Martin, and many other authors. #HoldOnToTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy, science fiction, paranormal romance, horror, and YA authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness around treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD initiatives, bullying prevention and other mental health-related issues. We believe fandom should be supportive, welcoming and inclusive, in the long tradition of fandom taking care of its own. We encourage readers and fans to seek
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Days of the Dead with Gail Z. Martin

My guest today will be familiar to our regular visitors. Gail Z. Martin is the author of the urban fantasy Deadly Curiosities series set in Charleston, SC, three epic fantasy series, The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, The Chronicles of the Necromancer series, and The Fallen Kings Cycle as well as a new Steampunk series, Iron and Blood co-authored with Larry N. Martin. A brand new epic fantasy series debuts from Solaris Books in 2017. As though all that weren’t enough, Gail writes three ebook series: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures, The Deadly Curiosities Adventures and The Blaine McFadden Adventures. The Storm and Fury Adventures, steampunk stories set in the Iron & Blood world, are
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Caroline Warfield booty

And the winner is….Ki !!!!   Ki – Can you go to Caroline’s website at http://www.carolinewarfield.com  and send her your contact information. Thanks much!!

Blame It on the Super Moon

Welcome to Haven Harbor is OUT!!!! You might recall that Jeanne announced the impending of this anthology in the coming attractions.  Well, the book is available NOW.  🙂  Just in time for the Supermoon last weekend and Halloween next weekend 🙂 All four novellas in the anthology are set in Jeanne’s fictional town, Haven Harbor, which she established with The Witches’ Walk.  I was delighted to be included with Jeanne Adams, Barbara Devlin, and Ellen Dugan in this project. Here’s the blurb: A Halloween Promise – Jeanne Adams Veterinarian Dr. Adele Picard is no stranger to finding stray dogs.  Finding
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Caroline Warfield takes time for New Beginnings

Please welcome my good friend Caroline Warfield  who has a new release to share! Something about a sharp cool wind and changing leaves makes me long for new notebooks, fresh pencils, and an empty organizer. Twelve years of school—not to mention college—ingrained a sense the new things happening in Autumn. I can’t resist the urge to clear my desk and begin with an empty page. Of course, life isn’t like that for most adults, and certainly not like that for busy writers. We all have overlapping projects. To produce a book we have to plan/draft/edit/send to beta readers/edit/submit to editor/respond
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