September Fun in the Lair!

I don’t know about all of you, but I can’t believe it’s September already. Before you know it, shops will be stocking up for Christmas! At least those of you in North America have Halloween and Thanksgiving to keep those retailers occupied. Here in England, we’ve seen tinsel and twinkling lights as early as the beginning of October. *shakes head*


A SEAL's Fantasy coverAnyway, the weather may be cooling in the northern hemisphere, as summer fades into fall, but here in the Lair, the fun is heating up – rather like the weather for our friends Down Under! As usual, we have a month packed with great Bandita books and lots of fabulous guests. I can hear my TBR mountain groaning already!

Duke very low resTawny Weber’s latest Sexy SEAL hits the shelves this month with A SEAL’s Fantasy.  The title really says it all.


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00004]Also, don’t forget Caren Crane’s Tiara Wars (launch party coming on September 21!) and Anna Campbell’s What a Duke Dares.


DamasoWe kick off the month in style tomorrow, with the return of a Lair favourite,  as the lovely Annie West stops by to talk about her latest book, Damaso Claims his Heir. Damaso garnered a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and it’s a doozy of a read so check it out.


Donna will be interviewing Caroline Warfield about her debut historical novel, Dangeorous Works, on Sept 4.


On September 5th, debut author Patience Griffin makes her first visit to the Bandit Lair with her book To Scotland With Love, the first in her Quilts & Kilts series.


More fun on Sept 7th, when Nancy and Trish report on this year’s Dragon*Con adventures.


Duke low res*Launch party alert* On 10th September, the fabulous Anna Campbell  is holding one of the lair’s infamous launch parties to send her What a Duke Dares, book 3 in her Sons of Sin series, into the world with a bang. Swing by for a glass of ducal champagne and giveaways!

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On Sept 12th, Barbara Lohr joins Donna to talk about her new release, Her Favorite Honeymoon. Barbara will be comparing a warmly familiar setting such as a small town series to a pulse-speeding read in faraway places or times, and asking which you prefer.


Vexing_The_Viscount_(eBook)A familiar and beloved face returns to the Lair on Sept 16th, as Christie Kelley joins Nancy to talk about her latest releases, Vexing the Viscount.


On Sept 17 Trish hosts Pam Mantovani to discuss The Cowboy on her Doorstep, her debut novel. 




More cowboys on September 18th, when Julie Benson returns to chat with Suz about her latest Harlequin American book, A Cowboy In The Making!



Don’t forget to check out this month’s Bandita contests!

Anna Campbell’s RT Book Reviews Top Pick, What a Duke Dares, is out in the UK at the end of October so she’s celebrating this momentous occasion by having a cup of tea and giving two entrants in her current website contest a chance to win a signed print edition of the beautiful Mills and Boon edition of the book. To enter just email her on anna @ (no spaces) with the names of the other full-length novels in the Sons of Sin series. There are two of them and you might find the answer here. The contest closes 31st October, 2014, and entry is open internationally.

Tawny’s giving away a free digital compilation of Hot Kisses to anyone joining her newsletter this month. To join and get your copy, just click here.

Do you have anything special that you’re looking forward to this September?

By the way, don’t forget you can buy most of these books quickly and easily by clicking on the covers!

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  • Deanna says:

    Holy smoly! So many new releases. That’s tons of reading and as usual, too many books, not enough time!! Quite a few of my favorite authors having new releases too, which of course means that I will be having a hard time choosing what to read first. Congrats everyone for their new releases.

    • Deanna, the Golden Rooster is always happy to offer suggestions for future reading, if you need help! Just don’t pick up Chicks of the Barrier Reef. It’s nothing to do with hens!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Don’t let the pesky rooster cut into your reading time, Deanna – he can be very demanding! Isn’t it a wonderful problem to have — too many books, especially from your favourite authors. It wasn’t that long ago (pre-internet) that I remember being stuck with nothing to read and having to wait for book releases!

  • Jane says:

    Happy September. I’m looking forward to the end of summer sales. I’m always on the lookout for a bargain. Also looking forward to the cooler temps. It’s been too hot around here.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hi Jane! And there’s training camps and pre-season games too!

      Our sales have just about finished here. But then we seem to have had them on for all of August! Hope you find a bargain!

  • Oh boy, my to-be-read pile is going to explode this month with all these great new releases! I’m excited to read them all!

    Hope you all had a brilliant summer!


    • Anna Sugden says:

      Becke!! Thanks for stopping by! Great to see you!

      I think my TBR pile/mountain exploded a long time ago – at least that explains the mess in my office! LOL

  • Carol Cork says:

    Congratulations to everyone on their new releases!

  • Wow, so much happening. And how fabulous to see so many new releases. Anna, thanks so much for putting it all together for us. And what a great line-up of guests! Phew! It will be a hot September in the lair!

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Thanks, Anna – just trying to keep up with the standard you set last month! 🙂

      One thing you can say for sure, there is never a boring day or month in the Lair!

  • Mary Preston says:

    September means it is time to plan my end of year holiday. (I try not to start too early it just drives the family crazy.)

  • Helen says:

    WOW another fantastic month a head I love it so much fun and so many awesome books

    And yes I am sure we will start to see Christmas decorations soon over here in Oz

    Have Fun

  • Shannon says:

    I usually complain about the stores being months ahead of season. But for some reason this year, I cannot find a long night gown with sleeves, preferably cotton. Fall has come, and I’m wearing a sweater over my nighty and wrapped up in an afghan. I suppose it’s time to shop on line.

    September is birthday month in my family. Other festivities in addition to the launch parties.

    And in the spirit that life is about challenges (not problems), I am looking forward to my new portfolio at work. A speaker once told an audience that challenges can be overcome, problems are dark holes that suck matter and energy.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      We have the same problem over here, Shannon. It was so cold a few days ago that we were contemplating putting the heating on – in August! We only gave it a blast for an hour, but that was so annoying!

      Isn’t that always the way? We seem to have a lot of autumn clothes in the shops, rather than winter right now.

      Good luck with your challenges!

  • catslady says:

    Lots of good reading ahead. September starts football season and my bowling league just started so that means getting together with friends and family!

  • Deb says:

    Indian Summers, pumpkin bars or pumpkin bread, homemade applesauce (if any apples are to be found; many of the orchards suffered in northern U.S. this winter), candy corn (mixed with peanuts and M&Ms, of course)….Ooh, yes! Fall is coming!

    My birthday is coming up in ten days; 29 Forever, and all that you know. 😉

    Volleyball begins next week. My DH and I LOVE to watch our daughter play; she has become a very good player and is setter and libero.

    We have a favorite winery called Park Farm in northeast Iowa that is just gorgeous. Many high hills and breath-taking scenery. No wonder it is called Little Switzerland.

    Wonderful month in the Lair! I am looking forward to seeing Christie again and to catch up with favorite and new authors.

    • Deb says:

      Oops, I should clarify that we like to go to PF Winery any time of year, but it is beautiful in autumn.

    • Anna Sugden says:

      Hope you have a lovely birthday, Deb – surely you’re not yet 29!

      We’ve had an amazing apple crop this year, after almost none last year. DH has plans to make an apple cake with some windfalls this week – yum!

      The winery sounds lovely – I can imagine it is lovely in the autumn.

  • Amy Conley says:

    Wow! What a busy month this is going to be.