Posted by Anna Sugden Dec 2 2013, 1:24 am in Anna Sugden, Harlequin Superromance, Rachel Brimble
Today, I’m excited to welcome friend, fellow Brit and Supers sister Rachel Brimble to the Lair! Rachel’s here to talk about her latest release A Man Like Him from Harlequin Superromance.
Welcome Rachel! Pull up a seat and make yourself comfortable. Sven, bring Rachel a drink please.
So, tell the Banditas and BBs a bit about yourself.
I live in South West England, near the famous Georgian city of Bath. Lucky enough to write full-time around my husband, two teenage daughters and black Lab, I am never happier than at the laptop. Well, if things are progressing as they should with the work in progress, of course! In my spare time I like to read, knit, walk the countryside or relax in front of the TV.
In my experience, there is little that can’t be fixed by good food and wine. Just saying…
I agree wholeheartedly! We love call stories in the Lair – please share yours.
The Wild Rose Press published my first book in 2007 – I had received countless rejections from agents and couldn’t find a UK publisher taking romantic stories around 65,000 words. Now, of course, there are quite a few! An online friend told me to try The Wild Rose Press and the rest was history. When I read the acceptance email, I screamed and danced around the kitchen. My husband knew what had happened before I even managed to get the words out!
My second ‘call story’ came after another deluge of UK agent rejections! I pitched a book to an editor at a conference in 2010 and she recommended I try some US agents as I have a very ‘global voice’. The rest is history! My agent sold Finding Justice to Harlequin and things have gone really well ever since.
How lovely to have two call stories <happy sigh>. Now, please tell us about A Man Like Him.
This is the second book in my ongoing series with Harlequin Superromance. The books are set in a fictional UK seaside town called Templeton Cove. A Man Like Him was inspired by what happened to my family and me when we were caught up in the 2010 French floods and ultimately rescued by helicopter from the hotel roof. The first three chapters are an almost hour-by-hour account of what happened to us. Here’s the blurb:
Changing her life…again
After two years in hiding, Angela Taylor knows her independence is worth it. As long as she can escape her past, she has everything under control. Until a flash flood hits the park where she works, and hot Chris Forrester shows up the exact moment she needs a hero.
Chris proves he can save lives-and weaken a girl’s knees. But how can she make him understand that she’s off-limits, that getting close to her will endanger his life? Her happiness or his safety: it shouldn’t even be a choice.
Because when you love someone, you protect them, no matter the cost. At least, that’s what Angela keeps telling herself….
Oooh – sounds fab! What inspired you to write about Chris and Angela?
Chris was a secondary character in the first book in the series (Finding Justice) and I enjoyed writing his scenes so much, I wanted to give him his own story. When the flood story came to me and I knew it was romantic suspense, Chris was the perfect hero for the story because he had a lot of changes to make and the flood would give him the foundation to start the process.
Angela is an independent woman running from someone in her past – she likes her life and living alone. When she is thrust into the media spotlight, no one better could be there to protect her than Chris.
I’m sold! Would you share a sneak peek with us?
I’d love to .
Their eyes locked and Chris’ gaze dropped to her mouth. It fell ajar and her tongue poked out to wet her bottom lip. He snatched his gaze back to the sky. They were in the middle of a disaster situation. They were reaching out to each other for support. Nothing more. Nothing less. So why the hell was his heart beating like a damn jackhammer?
He shielded his eyes against the sun and prayed to God she hadn’t seen his need to kiss her. He focused on the helicopters. “Damn it.”
She shifted beside him and he felt her gaze on him once more. “What is it?”
“They’re not going to be any help to the people stranded in the trees.”
“Those vultures aren’t going to do a damn bit of good. Where are the rescue teams?”
“What are you talking about? What vultures?”
“Can’t you see?” He shot his arm toward the sky as frustration hummed along his nerve endings. “They’re TV helicopters. A fat lot of bloody help–”
“TV cameras? Oh, my God.”
Chris turned. Her face grew ashen and she swayed back on her heels, her eyes wide with terror. She gripped his forearm. “Help me. Don’t let them see me. You have to do something.”
“What? What are you talking about?”
“Chris, please. Help me.”
Without thinking, he pulled her into his arms and she buried her face into his chest. He brought one hand to the back of her head, the other to the small of her back and pulled her close. She fit the contours of his body like she was meant to be there.
He held her tight. “What is it? What’s wrong?”
She shook her head against his chest. “It’s over. It’s all over.”
The helicopters circled one more time and then flew away, disappearing over the horizon once more. “They’ve gone. Angela? Look at me. What is it?”
She pulled back and tears slipped over her lower lids and down her cheeks. “I’m dead. He’s coming. He’s coming and this time he’ll kill me.”
He gripped her forearms, adrenaline filling his blood on a protective wave. “Who will? What are you talking about?”
She closed her eyes. “My husband.”
Oh no! Can’t wait to read this and see what happens.
You also write for several other publishers – tell us a little about some of your other books.
I currently write Victorian romance for eKensington as well as my Superromance series. I try to alternate the two because it keeps the writing fresh for me, and hopefully, my readers. Secondary characters becoming protagonists in the following books link the Kensington books. I love working this way and deepening existing characters with each succeeding book. It’s proving popular with readers too!
My second book with Kensington, The Temptation of Laura is out Feb 20th.
What’s next for you?
After the release of The Temptation of Laura, I have another Superromance out two weeks later – the beginning of 2014 is going to be super busy, lol! What Belongs To Her is the third book in the series and features two brand new characters as the hero and heroine as well as lots of cameo appearances from existing characters. Set at Templeton Cove’s fairground, it’s the first mainstream romance, rather than romantic suspense, of the series. Fun!
Thanks so much for visiting with us today, Rachel. I know you have a prize to give away and a question to ask our BB’s, so fire away!
I’d love to ask your readers what is their favourite fictional town?
One lucky commenter with win either a signed paperback copy of either of Rachel’s Superromance titles or a PDF of either of her Victorian Kensington titles. Winner’s choice.
You can find out more about Rachel on her website and her blog, and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted by Anna Sugden Oct 26 2013, 1:18 am in Anna Sugden, quick five, zombies
Anna: (peers out from deep in the writing cave, blinking at the light) It’s me again? Already? What happened to September? What do you mean it’s almost Halloween? *unearthly shriek!*
Paolo: (rushes up) Don’t panic, Vrai Anna! I have supplies to help you through this.
Paolo holds up a tray laden with green-tinged mojitoa, a pumpkin-shaped bowl filled with a variety of coloured tortilla chips and mini-pumkin bowl brimming with sour-cream dip.
Anna: (drains one mojito, snatches tray and starts to retreat into the cave). Thanks, Paolo. See you on the 31st!
Paolo: Uhh … hold on. You have to write a post for the BB’s.
Anna: I do? *thinks* Oh yes. Hmm. Better get on that.
Paolo: (hands over cocktail napkin from lap-dancing club, covered with lipstick marks) The hockey hunks jotted down some ideas for your Quick Five on this. They thought it might help.
Anna: (holds napkin by corner and squints at it) All it says is Zombie Fun! … and a phone number for Luscious Lucy. *sighs* That must have been some road trip to Winnipeg.
Paolo: Can’t you work with Zombie Fun?
Anna: I’m sure I can. (bats eyelashes at Paolo) But I’ll need another round of mojitos!
Okay everyone, here is the Zombie Fun Quick Five.
1. What is your Zombie Name? Go to this Zombie Name Generator and find out what your Zombie Name is.
2. Borrowed this from a Facebook meme – The zombies are attacking. Quick grab the thing to your left to kill them. What did you kill the zombies with?
3. What is your Zombie Feature? Look at the picture at the top of the post and choose the number that corresponds to your birthday month.
4. What’s your favourite Zombie Snack? Look at the second picture and choose the number that corresponds to your birthday day.
5. Complete the sentence – I’ll be okay when the zombies attack, because …
Posted by Anna Sugden Oct 8 2013, 11:44 pm in A Perfect Distraction, Anna Sugden, Bandita Booty, quick five, reading fun
Apologies for the delay in posting the winner of the Quick Five – Reading Fun prize – been head down, in the deadline cave, trying to get my next book finished.
So, without further ado, here is the lucky winner of a signed copy of A Perfect Distraction and a special commemorative pack of Jane Austen stamps. Congratulations to …
Please send your snail mail details to anna at annasugden.com without the spaces, or use the website contact form.
Posted by Jeanne Adams Sep 27 2013, 12:10 am in Anna Sugden, Fall, Grace Kelly, Halloween Weddings, Happy Anniversary, I Do, Jeanne Adams, Jo Robertson, Nancy Northcott, Starbucks, Susan Sey, weddings
After Bandita Susan’s post the other day about “I Do” – and receiving a very cool wedding invite just today! - I’m in the mood for a wedding! Also, I’m ever so fond of Bandita Anna S’s Quick Fives, so I thought I’d try my hand at it and make it a combo! Grins. By the way, Bandita Nancy was also a bit of the inspiration for this post, since she and her DH have been married 26 wonderful years, as of yesterday! (Congrats, Nancy!!)
This one, however, is about relationships. Whether you’re in one or not, you have an idea of what works and what doesn’t. As Romance writers and readers we delve into the whole dynamic of relationships, and get to see both the best and worst of what happens. As writers, we often create terrible relationships in our characters’ past so that they are overcoming those wounds in the present, and with the help of their heroine or hero, they come to see the joy and grace that CAN be in relationship.
In short, we create characters who have either found the will to love again, or have opened up to it when they meet their match.
So….here we go….
1. What’s the longest running HAPPY relationship you know of?
For me, this is my Aunt, as she and my Uncle were married for 53 years prior to his passing and were always giggling and happy with one another as well as respectful and supportive! Oh, wait…there’s also Pat Cochran – Bandita Buddy Extraordinaire – she and her Honey have been married quite a while too! And Bandita Jo has put in some years as well….
(And NO, that picture on the right is NOT a picture of any of the aforementioned! Hahahah!)
2 A If you’re married, how long have you been married? (Or if widowed, how long were you married?)
I’m joyfully heading for the fifteen year mark! That’s me and the DH up there with the Dalmatians.
2B If you’re not married, but in a relationship, how long has it been going on? Or what’s the longest running relationship you’ve had?
This IS the longest relationship I’ve had (Almost 17 years together!), and although I’d been married before, I gotta say…this is GREAT!
3. What is the best thing, to you, about being in a relationship?
Love, obviously, but what’s next? Comfort? Sex? Security? Laughter? Fun? Shared experiences?
For me, its about laughter, connection, sex (sorry, honey, gotta brag!), and shared experiences…and of course love, love, love!
4. If you were/are single today, and were a heroine or hero in a book, what would be the most important positve trait you’l look for in a mate? (Isn’t that kilted groom pic on the left fun? Pic from Wikimedia commons, as is the Grace Kelly photo.)
For me, the positive trait I looked for and found (besides physical compatibility!) was laughter/sense of humor!
5. If you were planning a wedding for yourself today, or vow renewal, and money was no issue, would you go for a big party and a new wedding dress?
White or cream or a color?
Or would you go for a big party or BBQ, and just have fun with friends and family?
Or would you go to the beach/mountains/special place with just a few close friends and say those words all over again?
Describe!! (There’s a picture – above right - of the incredibly elegant Grace Kelly on her wedding day…do you think Nicole Kidman’s going to pull it off in the new movie?)
If I were doing it again – the wedding or vow renewal with the darling DH – I’d do it in October and have all the pumpkins and hay bales and corn stalk bundles and mums I could possibly find. Grins.
(Cake pic from Yahoo Images, pumpkins and other pics from my collection)
This should be fun! I can’t wait to hear what YOU would do!
And just because it’s FALL and FOOTBALL season and I’m LOVING it (and the delight of going to a wedding again!), I’m going to randomly give out some Starbucks Cards to today’s commenters!!
Posted by Anna Sugden Sep 22 2013, 1:27 am in A Perfect Distraction, Anna Sugden, books, New Jersey Ice Cats, quick five, reading fun
Welcome to another Quick Five Sunday. Hope you’re all having a great weekend, wherever you are. I’m stuck in my deadline cave, writing the second book of my New Jersey Ice Cats series – working title, Rescuing Jenny. The hockey hunks are busy practising, because it’s not long until the hockey season starts! Paolo is on snacks and drinks duty, bringing me cups of hot tea or glasses of cold lemonade and nacho cheese tortilla chips with sour cream dip or hot, buttered popcorn for when I’m flagging. He also refills the bowl of treat-size Cadbury’s chocolate, as necessary.
For today’s fun, I thought I’d make things easy for you and do a Quick Five based around the book you’re currently reading. Now, I know you’re all busy reading A Perfect Distraction – although some of you, like Helen, have already finished! Sorry – I’m going to post answers from A Perfect Distraction, so you’ll have to pick another book.
Are you ready? Then let’s get to it:
1. Which novel, other than A Perfect Distraction, are you currently reading?
2. What is the opening line of the book?
3. What the hero and heroine’s names? (If you’re not reading a romance, give the name of the main character).
4. Turn to Chapter 9 and give us the sentence that starts on or about the 22nd line.
5. What’s next on your TBR pile?
So, my answers are:
1. RaeAnne Thayne’s Currant Creek Valley (from her Hope’s Crossing series – I’m reading all five, one after the other) and Lorraine Heath’s Passions of a Wicked Earl (from her London’s Greatest Lovers series – I’m reading all three, one after the other)
2. From A Perfect Distraction – “You didn’t tell me there would be paparazzi!”
3. Jake ‘Bad Boy’ Badoletti and Maggie Goodman
4. “Bad Boy has come home and he’s taking no prisoners,” the voice-over intoned as Jake’s picture faded to a video montage.
5. Lisa Gardner’s Touch and Go.
Since one of my prize packages from my recent blog tour wasn’t claimed, I’m offering it up to our loyal BBs instead. So, if you take part in the Quick Five fun today, you will be eligible to win a signed copy of A Perfect Distraction and a special commemorative pack of the Royal Mail’s Jane Austen stamps.
Posted by Anna Sugden Sep 12 2013, 11:45 pm in A Perfect Distraction, Anna Sugden, Bandita Booty, prize winner
Sorry I’ve been late announcing the prize from my fabulous launch party for A Perfect Distraction. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and had fun in the ice lounge with the hockey hunks and those Swedish ice sculptors!
My cats, Jersey Girl and CC, have been busy choosing winners for my blog tour and loving the treats. They really liked choosing prizes for the Lair, as you’ll see below!
Without further ado, the winner of the A Perfect Distraction prize pack is …
And, as a bonus, since one of my prizes from my blog tour wasn’t claimed, I’ve decided to give it away here in the Bandits Lair. And the winner is:
Congratulations to both ladies. Please send your snail mail details to me at anna at annasugden.com without the spaces and I’ll get your prizes off to you.
Posted by Anna Sugden Sep 2 2013, 1:12 am in A Perfect Distraction, Anna Sugden, book launch party, ice hotel, New Jersey Ice Cats
Sven marches up to Paolo and hands him 3 enormous steel padlocks. “You need to put these on the door to Erminarde’s tower. There is no way we want her escaping today.”
Paolo gulps. “No. The hockey hunks have said that they’ll make me wash all their gear for a month if she gets out.”
Sven shudders at the thought. “Well, Zach and the other hunks have been working hard to get the ice rink and ice lounge ready for Vrai Anna’s launch party. The guys who made them came from my hometown in Sweden. They make the famous ice hotel every year. It’s been a bit of a challenge with the summer temperatures, to get everything to stay frozen. The last thing they need is that overgrown lizard melting the ice bar, the ice seats and the ice tables. ”
“Not to mention the ice sculptures. Especially after the hockey hunks had to spend so long posing for the artist.”
“Yeah. I’m not so sure they were too worried about that. They love showing off their muscles.”
“Your sculptures of the Golden Rooster and Ermingarde are really good too. I didn’t know you could carve ice.”
“Ah, I have hidden talents, grasshopper.”
“I uh wouldn’t say that too loud around the Banditas and BBs if I were you. They’ll hound you to discover what else you’re hiding.”
“Oh yes. I mean. Oh dear.” Sven turns and calls out to the gladiators, “You can bring those trunks in now.”
“Is that the blankets and quilts to keep everyone warm?”
“Everything the Banditas and their BBs need to keep warm in the ice lounge. Fake fur coats, hats, mittens and boots. Plus skates, for anyone who wants to dance.
Paolo looks worried. “You know all those women, they’ll use the ice party as an excuse to snuggle in corners with their favourite guys.”
Sven grins. “I can’t wait.”
Welcome everyone to the launch party for A Perfect Distraction. I’m so excited to see this first book in the New Jersey Ice Cats series hit the shelves (both real and virtual!). As you can see, the men of the Lair have gone all out to create an ice lounge around the hockey rink – yes, everything made of ice! So grab a drink and someone to keep you warm and join in the fun.
And to get things started, here’s a little excerpt. Maggie, her sister, Tracy, and her daughter Emily, have been invited to the Badoletti Labor Day Barbecue. Here’s what happens when they arrive.
When Maggie accepted Jake’s invitation to the Labor Day barbecue, she hadn’t imagined the view from the Badoletti’s deck would be so spectacular.
A dozen men, half bare-chested and half wearing sleeveless vests were embroiled in a game of American football. She’d never seen such a prime collection of six-packs, glutes and pecs.
Maggie cut Tracy off with a stern look. “Little pitchers.” She patted Emily’s head.
“Sorry.” Her sister grinned sheepishly. “But take a look at that.”
She followed Tracy’s gaze to the tangle of men. “Oh my.”
Jake. Shirtless. Glorious.
Muscles rippled in his broad chest, as he scrambled free and leaped to catch the ball. Her heart thudded at the lean, corded strength in his arms and legs.
He must have sensed her watching, because his gaze homed in on her like an ice-blue laser. His triumphant grin turned feral as his eyes skimmed her body from head to toe, lingering on her bare shoulders before dropping to the hem of her sundress and focusing on her legs. Then he winked and turned back to the game.
She exhaled deeply. Jake Badoletti was one hard man to ignore.
“You’ve been holding back on me,” murmured Tracy, as Emily sat on the steps. “What’s going on between you and Bad Boy?”
Maggie swallowed. “Nothing.”
“Uh-huh. That look made my temperature go up thirty degrees, and he wasn’t aiming it at me.”
“Jake’s all wrong for me.” She ignored her body’s vehement disagreement.
“I’m not suggesting you marry him. What’s the harm in a couple of dates?”
That’s how it had started with Lee. The perfect antidote to her father’s dictatorial rule, her ex had offered everything a sheltered eighteen-year-old had dreamed of. His charm had thrilled, while his brooding good looks had tempted. But the prison he’d trapped her in had been far worse than the one she’d left behind.
Still, that didn’t stop her wondering what a date with Jake would be like. How it would feel to have his attention, his charm focused solely on her. To be the woman in the glamorous dress, on his arm, as they went to a smart restaurant or a Broadway show. How the evening might end with…
Stop! She wouldn’t let her mind stroll down that dangerous path.
One lucky commenter today will win a prize package of a signed copy of A Perfect Distraction, a collector’s pack of the Jane Austen commemorative stamps and some real Cadbury’s chocolate.
All you have to do is name an ice-themed cocktail for the party and tell us what’s in it. If you’re not into drinks, then name a special ice-themed snack or dessert.
[All images are from www.icehotel.com - for more information about the fabulous ice hotels, click the link!]
Early heads-up for our lovely BBs – I’m going to be running a prize draw to win some Anna Sugden goodies. As I’m in the UK, I won’t be seeing my book in the stores, so I’m asking for some help. All you have to do is send me a pic of you with A Perfect Distraction – the book, on your e-reader or on a shelf in a store – and you’ll be entered into the prize draw! I’ll be announcing this on my website and Facebook/Twitter, but wanted to let you all know to watch out for it! Get snapping!
Posted by Anna Sugden Sep 1 2013, 12:43 am in A Perfect Distraction, Anna Sugden, exclusive interview, Harlequin Superromance, hockey, Joe Sakic, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Ice Cats
It looks like September will be another ‘Anna‘ month with Anna Campbell and I swapping places. Whereas in August, La Campbell was being interviewed and I provided an exclusive sneak peek of A Perfect Distraction, this month, you get an excerpt from Anna’s delightful A Rake’s Midnight Kiss and an interview with me!
So get a drink from the bar, pull up a hockey hunk … uh, a chair … well okay, you can have a hockey hunk too … and settle back for some Bandita chat!
Now, the last time I was in the interviewing hot seat, it was April 2012. You can read that interview here. Isn’t it funny that I talk about my favourite thing that I researched for Bad Boy, Good Man and that is the manuscript that became A Perfect Distraction. By the way, the links in that article are out of date, so if you want to read about that research and other fun stuff, check out the For Readers section of my spiffy new website.
A lot has happened since last April! As regular visitors to the Lair know, I sold my first book in December 2012. A Perfect Distraction is available this month from Harlequin Super Romance in the USA and Canada (plus from most Amazon outlets and the Book Depository, which has free shipping worldwide!). It is also available as an Essence Duo in Australia and as a Mills & Boon ebook in the UK.
Then, in June 2013, I sold three more books in the New Jersey Ice Cats series! So readers can look forward to more hockey hunks
And now without further ado, here are the answers to some BB questions I’ve been asked.
Tell us a bit about The New Jersey Ice Cats. Are they based on a real team?
Despite being a huge New Jersey Devils fan, from my days living in New Jersey, and receiving help from the Devils’ organisation in researching A Perfect Distraction, the only connections between my fictional team and the real one are that they’re both based in New Jersey and they both play in red. Of course, I did tap into the experience of the Stanley Cup-winning season in 2003 to help the Ice Cats win! None of the Ice Cats’ players (nor their opponents) are based on real players either, although I’ve used certain character traits that I’ve observed in real players to help Jake and his team-mates come to life!
Jake ‘Bad Boy’ Badoletti is the hero of A Perfect Distraction. Which other players do you plan to write about?
Definitely the Jelinek brothers. Readers met Tru and Ike in A Perfect Distraction, but there are also two younger brothers called Kenny and Linc. I’m currently writing Tru’s book, which will be out next summer. In it, readers will find out what caused the friction between Tru and Jenny and see if the pair can overcome the problems of the past to rediscover love. After that, will be Ike’s book. He has to deal with an injury that is potentially career-ending, which forces him to think seriously about what his life post-hockey will be like. The fourth book hasn’t been decided yet, but as well as the younger brothers, there are other players who could get their own book eg cocky rookie JB Larocque.
Which cocktail do you ask the hockey hunks to bring you when you’re in your writing cave?
It used to be Mojitos, but since my trip to Antigua, I’ve become rather fond of Chocolate Monkeys, Banana Sip Sops and Reggae Tops!
Do you have a favourite snack to nibble on while you’re writing?
I try not to snack too much, especially as I’m sitting a lot when I have to get a book finished. But when I get the munchies, I tend to go for savoury, rather than sweet foods. Popcorn is a favourite, as is nacho cheese flavoured Doritos or cheese and onion crisps, both sour cream dip.
Is your cave tidy, with a clear desk, or cluttered?
Definitely cluttered, though I like to think of it as organised chaos! I think I get my creative energy from having things I love around me.
Finally, if you could have dinner with any hockey player, who would it be?
I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of the Devils’ current and former players over the years. It’s hard to choose just one to have all to myself So, I’ve decided to pick a player from another team – former Colorado Avalanche great, Joe Sakic.
Posted by Anna Sugden Sep 1 2013, 12:30 am in A Perfect Distraction, A Rake's Midnight Kiss, Anna Campbell, Anna Sugden, Exclusive content, Exclusive excerpt, exclusive interview, Members Den
Double trouble … I mean double your pleasure!
In August, you had Anna Campbell as Bandita of the Month and an Exclusive Excerpt from Anna Sugden’s A Perfect Distraction.
In September, you get Anna Sugden as Bandita of the Month and an Exclusive Excerpt from Anna Campbell‘s A Rake’s Midnight Kiss.
A double dose of the two Anna Banditas and a double dose of reading delight.
But you have to be a member to read the Exclusive content. It’s easy. Just click on the Members’ Den and sign up today!
Posted by Jeanne Adams Sep 1 2013, 12:10 am in Anna Campbell, Anna Sugden, coming attractions, JD Tyler, Jeanne Adams, JK Rock, Joanne Rock, Mary Buckham, Miranda Neville, Regina Hart, Theresa Romain
WOOT! It’s September! For those of us who are parents, it’s a time of rejoicing because the kids are back in school and we can actually get on a schedule again. Yee-ha!
For all of you, it’s also exciting because we have some superb news, wonderful guests and exciting contests this month!
First for the superb news! Tune in tomorrow - Sept 2 – Because Bandita Anna Sugden is having a DEBUT BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!!! WOOT!!! The hockey hunks will pull out all the stops, turning the Lair’s ice rink into an all-out ice bar and lounge. Everything made of ice, like the famous ice hotels in Sweden and Norway!! While you’re in the party mood, check out Anna’s redesigned website www.AnnaSugden.com and check out the cool hover effects on the tool bar!
Kicking off the wonderful guests for this month, on Tuesday, 3rd September, Bandita Anna Campbell hosts recent RITA Award winner Sarah MacLean http://macleanspace.com/ who will be talking about her Rule of Scoundrels series. As anyone who has read Sarah’s books knows, she has a delicious sense of humor so this should be fun!
Another wonderful guest debuts in the Lair with Bandita Nancy on Wednesday, September 5th. Many of us already know Mary Buckham for her Breaking Into Fiction book with Lair-Favorite Dianna Love, or her Writing Active non-fiction book, but this time, she’ll be sharing her Alex Noziak urban fantasy series with us. Be prepared for the uber-hotness!!
On Friday, 6th September, another lair favorite Miranda Neville www.mirandaneville.com returns to visit with Bandita Anna C to tell us about her latest luscious Regency historical, THE RUIN OF A ROGUE. The cabana boys are already getting excited. They love Miranda’s visits! (And so do we!)
Join us in the lair on September 9th when Bandita Cassondra hosts prolific contemporary and historical author Joanne Rock. A three-time Rita nominee, Joanne has published more than 60 novels–and she has a cool new project to talk about. I love when guest to reveal secrets in the Lair! Yeah!
On Tuesday, 10th September, it’s another infamous LAUNCH PARTY in the Lair. Bandita Anna Campbell www.annacampbell.info will be sending A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS out into the world in style – and asking you all to kiss AND tell! Ooooh, Can’t WAIT for that!
I swear, Miranda and Anna get some of the BEST covers, don’t they? LOVE both of them!!
On Saturday the 14th Tawny’s going to be rocking the Lair with a FEARLESS party. Prizes, hot excerpts and a lot of fun to be had, so be sure to stop by!!
On the 16th of September, JD Tyler visits with Bandita Suz and takes us into the Alpha Pack world once again with and interview of Ryon Hunter, the next Alpha pack hero in HUNTER’S HEART.
Gotta love those fabulous Alpha Pack men. *fans self, smiles*
On September 18th, Regina Hart talks to Bandita Donna about the second book set in her Trinity Falls series. Ean Fever returns to his small hometown where the girl next door has become the woman of his dreams. But can he convince her, this time he is home to stay?
Don’t you just love the trend for small town series?
Last but certainly not least, Bandita Christie will hosting historical author Theresa Romain on September 24th to chat about her two latest releases: October 1st’s SEASON FOR SCANDAL and September 3rd’s IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE.
Whew!! That’s a lot of hot men, smart women, tangled situations, small towns, cool capers and amazing authors to visit with! And seriously, what a great month for LAUNCH PARTIES!!! YEEEEEE-HA!! Anna Sugden’s FIRST LAUNCH PARTY, and the latest for the other Anna, Anna Campbell.
It’s an Anna kind of month! Heehee.
And speaking of that, if you’re up for a contest this fine September, check out Bandita Anna Campbell’s website!!
Anna is celebrating the release of her latest Sons of Sin book, A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS, by giving away five signed copies on her website. All you need to do is email her before Sept. 30 at anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her where the events described in the excerpt from the book on her webpage take place. You might just find the answer here: http://www.annacampbell.info/rakeskiss.html For more information, please visit Anna’s contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
And if you’d like to have a little FEARLESS fun, check out Bandita Tawny’s Fearless Launch page on her site to see her Blog Tour news, and the latest on her Facebook and Twitter parties.
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And most of all….HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!