Farewell Quick Five Fun

Bandita-dinnerIt’s been a bittersweet month, here in the Lair, as many of us post the last of our regular blogs. On the one hand, it’s great that we’ll be busy writing more books, but on the other hand it will be sad not to pop in here and chat with you all. Today is my turn. Most of you are already friends or followers of my pages on FB and Twitter (thank you!). For those who aren’t, the details are below. You can find me there, as well as via the Romance Bandits FB page, on Pinterest and on my website. I’ll still be doing my regular features on Facebook too – Two Nations Divided, Fun Penguin Fact, Sunday Afternoon Film Recommendation and more. On special occasions, I will be back here to announce news and new launches.

Thank you all for the friendship and support you’ve shown me over the years, especially during the long years where I battled to get published. I couldn’t have made it through without you all, Banditas and BBs. I hope you’ll stay in touch!

I thought it would be fitting – and fun – to have a final Quick Five post today, as I know many of you enjoy reading them and taking part. For double the fun, it’s a fill in the blank too! And for the cherry on top, I will offer one lucky commenter their choice of a signed copy of either A Perfect Trade or A Perfect Catch. I may also give away a spot prize or two!

So, here we go:

At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, [insert your name] really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of [Question 1a], wearing her slinky [Question 1b] dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned [Question 1c] and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer [Question 2] . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had [Question 3] in his finest [Question 4] on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a [Question 5] and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks [describe the punishment for the bird!].

1. a. Your favourite perfume; b. Colour of the top you’re wearing; c. Favourite animal

2. Names of three of your pets.

3. Your hunky escort?

4. How is he dressed? Suit, cowboy gear, sheikh’s outfit, historical costume, sports uniform, military uniform etc.

5. Animal you’re most afraid of.

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  • Amy Conley says:

    He’s coming back anyway. Or is he going to have his own fb page too?

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Congratulations – or commiserations – on snagging the pesky bird, Amy. I don’t that we’ll let him have his own FB page, but I’m sure he’ll make the odd appearance on ours!

  • Jane says:

    Hello Anna,
    So happy to have met you at the lair.

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Jane really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Emporio Armani She, wearing her slinky black dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned bunnies and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Sapphire Blue(only had 2 pets) . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Chris Evans in his finest suit on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a Komodo dragon and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks trapped him in the service elevator.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      I’m so happy to have met you too, Jane! Hope we can meet for real this summer in NY!

      How lovely you look in your black dress with the sequinned bunnies, with Chris Evans on your arm! 🙂 I was sure you’d bring Hank, though. Poor man will be pining for you!

  • ki pha says:

    Happy farewell but not a goodbye Anna. And Thanks for this fun last post.

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Ki really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of lavender wearing her slinky black dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned hedgehogs and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Lord Luther . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Sean Opry in his finets breeches on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a komodo Dragon and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks locked him outside in the freezing weather.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Definitely not goodbye, Ki Pha – more like au revoir (LOL can you tell my recent trip to Paris has rubbed off on me!).

      You look stunning in your black dress with the sequinned hedgehogs and Sean Opry looks good in those breeches too.

      Who knew so many people were scared of komodo dragons?!

  • Helen says:

    Anna I do enjoy these and it has been a privilege to meet you and I know we will always be in contact 🙂

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Helen really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of beautiful , wearing her slinky purple dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned elephant and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Tootsie Casper Blocker . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Hugh Jackman in his finest suit on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a snake and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks tried to pluck him ready for roasting].

    That was fun as always thanks for all the good times I know there will be many more and some more great stories to read 🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Aww Helen – the honour has been all mine. I hope one day to get back out to Oz and I’ll make a point of meeting you!

      You look fab in your purple dress with the sequinned elephants! Does Rod know you’re stepping out on him with Hugh?!

  • Amy Conley says:

    backwards
    1a. Blonde by Vesache
    1b.light blue
    1c.Cat
    2.Down to just one “real”pet, but my favorite pets are my grandchildren, in order from oldest to youngest;Chloe Morgan, Craig Stephen Jr, Oliver Zenobious, and Emerson Russell. Sorry for adding the extra one, but couldn’t leave anyone out.
    3.Curtis Conley for almost 31 years now. (great, I have no idea how to copy and paste on this thing, but you have all the answers for the story here anyway. Sorry hubby came in his tidy whities, but he didn’t’ realize this was a formal party.)
    4.Tidy whities
    5.Rats, ugh.

    Part 1.
    At the latest. of the Liar’s famous parties, (Amy)really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Versache’s Blonde wearing her slinky, light blue dress with the low neckline, and the IG slit up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequined cats and her amazing 4” heels, by famous designer, THE CONLEY CLAN. Of course it didn’t hurt that she had

  • Laurie G says:

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties,Laurie really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Charlie, wearing her slinky blue dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequined tigers and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Sandy MacGregor . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Jonny G in his finest suit on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a shark and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks escorted him out the door and banned him from the party.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Thanks for taking part in the fun, Laurie! How spiffy you look in your blue dress with the sequinned tigers – and Jonny G makes the perfect arm candy!

  • Shannon says:

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Shannon really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Hugo Boss, wearing her slinky eggshell blue dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned Persian kitty and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Goo, Bobbie, and Julia . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Patrick Stewart in his finest English wool blazer with a egg shell blue shirt on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a spider and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks hid the TimTams and put out glutten free, reduced sugar, high fiber, no transfatty lemon bars.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hey Shannon – thanks for stopping by today and joining in the fun! BTW did you check the Booty chest lately – just saying 😉

      Oooh how lovely Patrick Stewart looks – he is one of my favourite men. Such a gentleman and a great champion of women!

      LOL Love your punishment for the pesky bird!

  • Anita H. says:

    Hey Anna, this is definitely not goodbye! Thanks for the fun last post and I’ll be seeing you around! 😀

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Anita really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of baby powder, wearing her slinky red dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned bunnies and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Got No Pets. Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Chris Hemsworth in his finest tux on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a big black hairy spider and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks ejected the bird out of the party and sent him home with a game misconduct!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hey Anita! I know we’ll be seeing each other around. You never know, I may yet make it out to Winnipeg on a hockey tour. 🙂

      Love red dresses and yours looks great with the sequinned bunnies. LOL at your shoe designer – excellent! No animal rights activists will worry about your heels!

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    At the latest of the Lair’ s famous parties, Debbie really set the place alight when she wafted in on a wave of Cashmere Mist, wearing her slinky white dress with the low neckline and the big split up the side, decorated with lots of sequined cats and her amazing four inch heels by famous designer Samantha Pookie Baby. Of course it didn’t hurt that she had Chris Hemsworth in his Thor costume on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a grizzly bear and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks ejected the bird out of the party and sent him home with a game misconduct!

    Thanks Anna! I’m going to miss this with you gone! Best of luck in your endeavors!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Aww thank you, Debbie! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed them and I really appreciate you taking part. You never know, I may do the occasional Quick Five on the Banditas FB page. I’ll certainly make sure to do a special one for my next book launch.

      You and Chris Hemsworth make quite the couple – you in your white dress with the sequined cats and him in his Thor costume!

  • Laney4 says:

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Laney really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Irish Spring Deodorant, wearing her slinky lilac dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned Golden Retrievers and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Blondie, Candy and Bear . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had George Clooney in his finest hospital scrubs on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a boa constrictor, and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks managed to put him in a box (with holes for breathing, of course) and tie a big red bow around it. (What she didn’t realize was that the hockey hunks had put lots of great Lair food inside the box, which kept the rooster occupied for the rest of the night!)

    • Cassondra says:

      Oh, Laney! You are so kind to have provided for the Rooster’s care by putting food in the box!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Thanks for stopping by Laney and taking part in the fun. May I say how nice your lilac dress with the sequinned golden retrievers looks? And ooooh on bringing George in his scrubs!

  • pjpuppymom says:

    All these lair farewells are making me sad. At least we’ll still be able to “chat” on facebook, etc. and I’m looking forward to those real-life hugs in NYC this summer!

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, PJ really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Sensual Amber, wearing her slinky red dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned puppy dogs and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Smokey Velvet Brandy. Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Hugh Jackman in his finest tux on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a snake and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks sent him into orbit with the slap shot of the century.

    And a good time was had by all! 🙂

    • Anna Sugden says:

      They make me sad too PJ. Even though I know it’s the right thing to do, I can’t imagine not being here with you all! Then again, I’ve been absent from the Lair so much over the past year because of deadlines and other commitments. I can’t wait to see you in NY this summer!

      LOL Love the name of your shoe designer and the way you had the hockey hunks deal with the pesky rooster.

  • Cassondra says:

    Anna, what a wonderful bit of fun! I’m loving all these designer names!

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Cassondra really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of completely outdated Lauren perfume by Ralph Lauren, wearing her slinky gray dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned dragons and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Holly Amon Mako. Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Oded Fehr in his finest tux on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a giant spider and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks tied him up and locked him in the tower with Ermingarde.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Thanks, Cassondra! It’s great seeing how these all turn out, isn’t it. I’m sorry I missed your cover reveal day, but can I say here how awesome your cover is and how thrilled I am that your book will soon be here. I can’t wait to buy it! You’re such an amazing writer and I ‘m glad the rest of the world will soon know it!

      Oh yum – I adore Oded Fehr – whenever he pops up on Covert Affairs, I just melt!

  • Colleen C. says:

    Well this is the first time I am trying this…

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, [Colleen] really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of [Colleen perfume], wearing her slinky [gray] dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned [tigers] and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer [Misty, Weezer, Lemon] . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had [Stephen Amell] in his finest [Arrow costume] on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a [scorpion] and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks [quietly spoke to him and told him to behave or else].

    LOL, that was fun! 😀

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hey Colleen – thanks for stopping by and for taking part in the fun! Glad you enjoyed!

      You look stunning in your grey dress with the sequinned tigers and those fabulous Misty, Weezer and Lemon shoes. You know me and shoes! And to have Arrow on your arm is awesome!

  • jcp says:

    1. Lovely
    2. pink
    3. no pets
    4. not sure
    5. tuxedo

    I received my copy of A Perfect Catch this week. Thank you.

  • catslady says:

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Catslady really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Le Air du Temps, wearing her slinky leopard spotted dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned cats and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Kitty Lilly Pita . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Chris Hemsworth in his finest Tuxido on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a spider and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks roasted rooster.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hey Catslady – thanks for joining in the fun.

      I Love the sound of your leopard spotted dress with the sequinned cats and your fabulous Kitty, Lilly and Pita shoes. I know Chris will be thrilled to escort such a lovely lady!

  • Anna,

    It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you and to watch you go through the process to publication!! Here’s to many more PERFECT books!

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Suz Ferrell really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Channel #5, wearing her slinky grey and mauve striped dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned polar bears and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Chip Rocky Rusty . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his finest tux on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a rattle snake and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks dress the pesky bird up as a target for practicing slap shots.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Aww thank you, Suz. Right back at you! I really couldn’t have made it without you and the rest of my fabulous Bandita sisters.

      Ooh doesn’t your grey and mauve striped dress with the sequinned polar bears sounds awesome? Can’t beat those Chip, Rocky and Rusty heels either! 🙂

  • Hi Anna!

    Meeting you has been one of the highlights of being with the Romance Bandits. Now you may think I say that to all the bandits…and you’d be right! 🙂 Because I think every one of us is special. One of these days, I will turn up on your doorstep. I promise.

    Now I’m going to pass on the quick five because I wouldn’t know a fashion designer from a hockey puck 🙂 but I wanted to stop in and blow kisses over the internet.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hugs, Donna – I feel the same! I’ll hold you to that promise. No more excuses about having to go to Scotland!

      LOL – you do know good hockey pucks, though. I have them in my collection to prove it!

  • Anna Sugden says:

    Since this is a special day and you’ve all joined in the fun, I will send a signed, limited edition copy of my New Jersey Ice Cats short story, A Perfect Party, to anyone who commented and who emails me their snail mail address using the contact form here in the Lair or my website email anna at annasugden dot com.

  • Anna, I’m late to the party when I take account of the time difference! I’m going to mss your regular posts but of course will see you around the Web!

    I’ll also pass on the quick five because I get sneezey around perfume and have, as you know, weird feet! *g* It’s a fun idea, though!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Nancy! I know we’ll see each other again – on both sides of the Atlantic, which warms my heart immensely!

      I’ve stopped wearing perfume too, because being surrounded by perfume gives me a headache!

  • Pissenlit says:

    Awww, all these last posts are really sad…but this Quick Five sure helped. 🙂

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, [Pissenlit] really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of [Chanel No. 19], wearing her slinky [grey] dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned [dragons] and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer [My Pets Are Dead]* . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had [Tom Hiddleston] in his finest [tux] on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a [creepy crawly spider] and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks [tarred and fea…oh, I guess he’s already feathered…well, tarred him, anyhow!].

    * I suppose I could’ve used my past pets’ names but I’m much more likely to wear something by a designer named My Pets Are Dead than Pretty Turtle Crayfish. 😀

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Aww thanks, Pissenlit! It’s lovely to see so many people stopping by!

      Chanel No 19 is my perfume too – though I can’t wear it so much anymore. Classic!

      LOL on the My Pets Are Dead – are they an off-shoot of Red or Dead and a sibling band to Anita’s Got No Pets!.

  • I will so miss seeing you every day in the Lair, but I am looking forward to catching up with you at conferences, on your Facebook page, the Bandits page and back here every time a new hockey hunk book comes out!

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Louisa really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Burberry London, wearing her slinky blue dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned dogs and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Sassy Frodo Adelaide . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Richard Armitage in his finest Regency evening clothes on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a Walmart Customer and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks threw a blanket over him and banished him to a birthday party at Chuckie Cheese.

    (I am aware a Walmart customer isn’t seen as a dangerous animal by most people, but SHUDDER there are some things simply too terrifying to forget seeing!)

  • SecretNinja says:

    Hi Anna, I’ll miss you here but I’ll be keeping in touch on FB and will be on the lookout for more interesting penguins pics! 😀

    At the latest of the Lair’s famous parties, Ada really set the place alight, when she wafted in on a cloud of Eau de Bacon, wearing her slinky green dress, with the low neckline and the big split up the thigh, decorated with lots of sequinned frogs and her amazing 4 inch heels by famous designer Allergic Am I . Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had Jamie Fraser in his finest kilt on her arm. Unfortunately, the pesky rooster turned up in costume, dressed as a crocodile and scared everyone half to death, until the hockey hunks judo-chopped him into submission!!

    What a great way to end your last post!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hey Ada! Great to see you here and thanks for stopping by. I so appreciate your penguin and hockey pics!

      LOL at Eau de Bacon! No wonder you were scared by the crocodile – he’d have thought you were lunch! Glad hte hunks could save you 🙂

  • Anna Sugden says:

    I’ll miss you too, Louisa, but know we’ll be hanging out together in all those places and more, I hope!

    I wondered when Richard Armitage would make an appearance 🙂 How did you beat La Campbell to him?

    Giving one of Jeanne’s snorks at the frightening Walmart customer! Never seen one in real life, but have seen the memes on FB enough to scare the life out of me!

  • Kaelee says:

    Oh Anna ~ I know it’s way past the time but I will miss you so much. Love your hockey heroes.