Posted by Jo Robertson Jun 30 2014, 11:59 pm in coming attractions, Jo Robertson, July
For us in the northern hemisphere July and August represent the dog days of summer where it’s often high temperatures and high humidity, depending on where you live. If you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool, it’s heavenly to cool off by taking a quick dive in the pool, getting in some aerobic exercise, or splashing around with the kiddies or grands. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
This month we have a “cool” lineup of guests for your summertime “refreshment,” so sit back, grab your favorite beverage from one of the cabana boys and see what we have in store for you this month.
July 2 Vrai Anna and guest Kris Fletcher both launch their Harlequin SuperRomances. Double excitement and double the fun!! A PERFECT TRADE and DATING A DAD .
On Thursday, July 3, Anna Campbell will interview USA Today bestseller and double RITA winner, Sarah Morgan (http://sarahmorgan.com), about SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, the latest in her fabulous O’Neil Brothers series. If any of you read SLEIGHBELLS IN THE SNOW, you’ll be looking forward to this one!
As Suzanne’s guest, on July 4 Addison Fox returns to the lair with her fourth book in the House of Steele series THE MANHATTAN ENCOUNTER. Will the mighty Steele fall?
July 5 is a great launch day in the Lair as we celebrate the release of Christina Brooke’s next installment in the Westruthers series, THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE, featuring Xavier, Marquis of Steyne.
On Monday, July 7, we welcome debut Harlequin author Stefanie London (http://stefanie-london.com/) to the lair to talk about her first release, ONLY THE BRAVE TRY BALLET. Looks like we’re going to hear another great call story in the lair!
On July 15 we celebrate Donna MacMeans’ release of The Whisky Laird’s Bed. Come join us for the party!
On July 16, romantic suspense author, Kay Thomas, visits with Suz to talk about her newest Elite Ops novel, PERSONAL TARGET. A former SEAL and Black Ops specialist, Nick Donovan has left the CIA to work in the private sector, but his past has now put a woman he once loved in danger.
Friday, July 18 Nancy brings NY Times and USA Today best-selling author C.L. Wilson to the Lair to talk about her newest release THE WINTER KING.
And, of course, we have lots of fabulous discussion brought to us by the Banditas who really know how to turn a phrase, almost as well as turn as eye for the hunky guys on our exciting covers.
Additional News from the Cave is that Anna Campbell’s A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS has finaled in the historical section of the 2014 Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Readers Award. Way to rock an award, Fo!!
And don’t forget to enter Anna Campbell’s latest website contest and dare to celebrate the release of WHAT A DUKE DARES!
Huzzah! The duke is a-gogo at the end of August, so to mark this momentous occasion, Foanna’s giving FIVE lucky people the chance to win a signed print copy of this third Sons of Sin novel. Just email her on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her the name of the Scottish captain of Cam’s yacht, the Windhover. You’ll find the answer in the excerpt on her website (http://annacample.info/dukedares.html. The contest closes 31 August 2014, and entry is open internationally.
Posted by Suzanne Ferrell Jun 1 2014, 12:01 am in Anna Steffl, Anna Sugden, coming attractions, Dee Davis, Gerri Russell, Jane Graves, June, Kate Carlisle, Paige Tyler, Sandy Blair, Susanne Bellamy, Suzanne Ferrell
The weather is turning cooler for our Southern Hemisphere friends, but up here in the Northern Hemisphere things are starting to warm up. The trees have gone green again, the flowers have started to blossom in brilliant colors and the vegetable gardens are starting to fill in.
June is also the traditional time for weddings. This time last year I had three of them in the family. So weddings should always be about romance, don’t you think? And of course romance is what the Bandits are all about! This month in the Lair is no different. (Nice segueway, huh! :D)
We start out the month 6/3 with a book launch party for another bibliophile mystery by Bandita Kate Carlisle, THE BOOK STOPS HERE!! So get your dancing shoes on! You know how much we love parties here in the Lair.
Contemporary Romance Author, Jane Graves returns to visit us on June 4th, with her second book in the Rainbow Valley Novels, BABY, IT’S YOU. (www.janegraves.com)
USA Today Bestselling author, Paige Tyler joins Tawny on June 5th to talk X-Ops and inspiration! With a cover like that for HER PERFECT MATCH, inspiration is a given! (www.paigetylertheauthor.com)
On Friday, 6th June, Anna Campbell hosts bubbly contemporary romance author Susanne Bellamy (http://www.susannebellamy.com/) in the lair. Susanne will tell us all about her books WHITE GINGER and ONE NIGHT IN SORRENTO.
Whew! That’s jut the first week, y’all!!
June 12th we have fantasy romance author, Anna Steffl visiting with Bandita, Trish Milburn. (I’m thinking our resident dragon Ermengarde will be a bit curious about that sword handle!)
On June 16, Nancy welcomes Gerri Russell back to the Lair! Gerri will celebrate her latest release, THIS LAIR OF MINE, and dish on her upcoming foray into contemporary romance. (www.gerrirussell.net)
Dee Davis returns to the Lair on June 20th with her book HELL FIRE! Dee and Nancy will chat about the series Dee and Julie Kenner are doing, Devil May Care, and whatever else comes to mind. (www.deedavis.com)
And for a bit of a treat, Lair favorite, Sandy Blair is going to stop in on June 27th to celebrate her birthday with us! She’ll also be talking about her newest release, THE THIEF, book #3 in her Castle Blacstone Novels. (www.sandyblair.net)
Keep your eyes open for contests and give-aways, as Anna Sugden will be turning up the heat in June prior to the July launch of the second book in her New Jersey Ice Cats series, A Perfect Trade.
Details will be posted to Anna’s FB Author page www.facebook.com/annasugden.romanceauthor and her website www.annasugden.com. Extra chances to win for readers who have liked Anna’s Author Page!
Posted by Caren Crane May 1 2014, 12:08 am in A Rake's Midnight Kiss, Alison Stuart, Anna Campbell, Anna Sugden, Annie West, Baby Steps, Bandita Blogiversary, Bandita Facebook Party, Brenda Novak Auction, Caren Crane, coming attractions, Cross Springs, Donna MacMeans, ebook prize bundle, Facebook Party, Hannah Dennison, JDRF, Karilyn Bentley, Kate Carlisle, Kindle Paperwhite, Nancy Northcott, Sons of Sin, Suzanne Church, Suzanne Ferrell, Terri Osburn, Ursula LeCouer, What a Duke Dares
Every month is a big old party here in the Lair, but MAY is especially special? Why, yes, it IS my birthday month! So kind of you to remember that my birthday is MAY 13 and I’m accepting gifts and brunches/lunches/dinners ALL MONTH LONG. :) Still, we have another Big Event we celebrate each May. Our Romance Bandits Blogiversary! On May 8, we will be having a HUGE blowout of a Facebook party. We’ll spend almost the entire day partying like, well, Banditas and giving stuff away! You guys just have to come by and comment to win swag. We’ll have a huge prize at the end for one lucky winner: a Kindle Paperwhite and e-book prize bundle!! Super fun and easy! Go Like our Facebook page to be sure you don’t miss out!
And in other exciting news:
Anna Campbell had a great month for contest excitement! Not only did her Sons of Sin books win Favorite Series Of 2013 at the Australian Romance Reader Awards, she received news that A Rake’s Midnight Kiss has finaled in the historical section of the Romance Writers of America RITA® Awards. Woo hoo! We are all terribly proud of Anna!
Anna Sugden‘s French language version of A Perfect Distraction was an Amazon bestseller in France and Canada! Wonder why? I don’t think it was just the hockey player theme!
May 3 – Nancy and guest Suzanne Church offer us a change of pace. Suzanne will discuss her new short story collection, Elements, with maybe a bit of Game of Thrones chat stirred in. (Dragon and knights and speculative fiction, oh my! I can’t wait!)
May 5 – Anna Campbell hosts the brilliant Annie West in the Lair! Annie’s going to tell us all about her wonderful new novella Back In the Italian’s Bed, the first in her Hot Italian Nights series! (Nothing about Hot Italians can be anything but awesome!)
May 6 - Debut author Ursula LaCoeur will guest with Donna. Learn how the romance of New Orleans inspired her debut, The Willing Widow. (New Orleans-inspired Victorian suspense should be extra-spicy!)
May 9 – Nancy welcomes Terri Osburn to chat about secrets, secret identities, and her new Anchor Island release, Home to Stay. Join the party and get the inside info! (Sekrits? We love sekrits!)
May 12 - Join Kate as she hosts the delightful Hannah Dennison whose wonderful new English countryside mystery series will debut this month, with Murder at Honeychurch Hall. (I’ve met Hannah. You’ll love her!)
May 16 - Karilyn Bentley returns with her dragon shifters to chat with Suz about her newest book, Dragon Lover. When opposing dreams collide, will love be the victor? (Ooh, dragons!)
May 24 – Caren Crane‘s book launch party for Baby Steps, the second book in the Cross Springs series. Don’t miss the extra-fun return to Cross Springs for the heart-tugging story of how Connie Burns, the career-oriented, happily-childless best friend from Kick Start ends up a mommy! (Cutest cover ever!)
May 27 – Anna Campbell hosts Aussie historical romance author Alison Stuart. Alison will be talking about her latest release Lord Somerton’s Heir, a Regency romantic suspense set just after Waterloo. (Waterloo! Couldn’t escape if I wanted to!)
Anna Campbell is giving away three personalized print ARCs of What A Duke Dares, the third Sons of Sin novel out in late August, in her current website contest. Just email her on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her the name of the hero and heroine of What A Duke Dares. You might find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/dukedares.html For more information, please check the contest page on her website: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html.
Hello, awesome May 8 Facebook Bandita Blogiversary party! Don’t miss it or you will feel like the out-of-the-loop kid sitting alone at home who missed the totally rad party when Kat and Bianca’s dad went out of town…or was that from Ten Things I Hate About You? Anyway, Like our page and join the party and win stuff!
Also, the Banditas are offering a crapload of great goody packages (11 of them!) in the Brenda Novak auction to benefit Type 1 diabetes research! Think you don’t know anyone with Type 1 diabetes? You know me and I’ve had it for 32 years! So check out the auction, bid on stuff and help cure my disease. There, I totally made it personal! You can check out our different packages by clicking the Romance Bandits link on the sidebar of the main auction page!
Wowza! May is shaping up to be kind of amazing and – potentially – exhausting! So what do you anticipate will be your favorite thing about May in the Lair? I think it’s going to be hard to choose (but I’m totally casting a vote for MY BIRTHDAY)!
Posted by Christina Brooke Apr 1 2014, 12:02 am in Alexis Morgan, Allie Burton, Anna Campbell, April, coming attractions, Donna MacMeans, Elke Feuer O'Donnell, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott, Robin Giana, Suzanne Ferrell, Tawny Weber, Ursula Le Coeur
March was an AMAZING month in the lair. Our fabulous Tawny Weber hit the New York Times List as a part of the Lucky 7 Bad Boys boxed set, which features her story Naughty Vegas Nights. And if that wasn’t enough, Anna Campbell won the Australian Romance Readers Award for Best Continuing Series AND was nominated for a RITA award in the historical category for A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS!
But never fear that we’ve been too busy partying in celebration of our banditas’ successes. We have an action-packed April for you this month!
On April 2nd, Robin Giana returns to the lair to discuss whether eyes are truly the windows to the soul. You can see her inspiration in the cover of her latest release, The Last Temptation of Dr. Dalton.
Our very own Thelma and Louise, Nancy Northcott and Jeanne Adams, hit the road on April 4 and 5 and will bring you their latest adventures on a research trip through coastal Georgia. Savannah, Brunswick, and (of course, since Nancy is involved) the Okefenokee are all on the itinerary, and there may be some surprises along the way. Safe travels, Nancy and Jeanne! No cliff-diving now, OK?
On 12 April, Nancy welcomes Alexis Morgan for her Lair debut. They’ll chat about Alexis’s new release, Immortal Cowboy.
Break out the cabana boys, because Tawny’s full-length paranormal, There’s A New Witch in Town will released on April 14th! A sexy fairy tale of a witch, a hot hero and a cursed town… and a whole lot of fun!
On April 15 Trish Milburn celebrates the release of CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LOVE the second novella collection in the Starfish Shores series from MJ Fredrick, Tanya Michaels and (of course) Trish Milburn!
April 16 – Caren Crane hosts Deb Marlowe and various others of the Red Door Reads authors to talk about their exciting new novella adventure. Be sure to Like their Facebook page before April 15 so you will be first to hear all the news!
April 17 — Elke Feuer debuts in the Lair with her book, Deadly Bloodlines, in which “A serial killer is determined to repeat a murderous pattern that started twenty years ago.”
On April 18, Lisa Tapp joins Joanie to chat about her debut novel, FINDING BETH.
April 21 Allie Burton returns to the Lair with Atlantis Dark Tides, book 4 in her YA series, where treachery and spies determine the fate of the underwater world.
April 23rd brings debut author Ursula LaCoeur to the lair. Learn how the romance of New Orleans inspired her debut, The Willing Widow.
Suzanne Ferrell’s KIDNAPPED is FREE on Amazon, iTunes, and KOBO ebooks.
Susan Sey and Caren Crane will be participating in a huge Red Door Reads giveaway (prize is an iPad mini!) starting April 15. To keep in the know, Like the Facebook page.
Tawny Weber’s There’s A New Witch in Town will be out in the Dangerous Dozen boxed set on April 7th – for a limited time, the boxed set is specially priced for only .99 cents.
Posted by Tawny Weber Mar 1 2014, 1:00 am in appearances, coming attractions, Guest Authors, Release Party
Are you tired of the cold or just looking for some hot fun? Well, welcome to March!!! Whoohooo we have some fun coming to the lair this month to distract you from all the weather woes!!
On Monday, 3rd March, historical author Blythe Gifford visits the lair to talk with Anna Campbell about her unusual historicals, including her latest, SECRETS AT COURT, and her brilliant indie release THE WITCH FINDER.
March 4th, Anna Sugden welcomes back fellow Brit and SuperRomance author, Rachel Brimble, to talk about the third book in her Templeton Cove series, What Belongs to Her.
On March 12th It’s mystical, it’s magical, and its HOT! Join Bandita Jeanne as she welcomes Liz Berry and the authors participating in 1001 Dark Nights – a series of novellas from some of the best known authors in Romance!! Shayla Black, Julie Kenner, Heather Graham and more!
On March 14th, I’ll be sharing a super fun freebie promotion! Its also super secret at the time of writing this post, so I hope you’ll come by to check it out!
Then on March 18th I (Tawny) will be having a wild release party for Naughty Vegas Nights and chatting about the wild fun to be had in Las Vegas, why lingerie is so important to my hero and yes, giving away prizes.
March 21st Julie Benson returns to the Lair to talk about modern day cowboys and the women they love in Roping The Rancher.
And on March 26, Nancy launches Sentinel, a novella set before the events in her debut novel, Renegade. Sven is already making fancy chocolates and hiding them from Ermingade (and the assorted hunks). Join the party as Nancy and her Light Mages rock the Lair.
And in appearances, you definitely want to check this out: On March 29, Donna and Nancy will be signing at The Novel Experience (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Check with Donna, Nancy, or Jeanne for more details and specific signing times. http://thenovelexperienceevent.blogspot.com
and March 3rd, I (Tawny) will be a part of the Lucky 7 Bad Boys boxed set launch with my story, Naughty Vegas Nights. The boxed set is available for a killer deal – .99 cents for 7 full length stories!
I hope you’ll join us this month for all the wonderful fun! And speaking of fun… care to share what March books you’re looking forward to?
Posted by Kate Carlisle Feb 1 2014, 12:05 am in Anna Campbell, coming attractions, February Coming Attractions, Kate Carlisle, Suzanne Ferrell
Ahh, February, the month of love! And romance! And chocolate! And champagne, of course! And reading wonderful books by fabulous authors! But that’s what every month of the year is all about, right? Oh, yes.
Call me sentimental, but for me, February is also the month during which I look back, shake my head, and admit that all of those January resolutions I made were ridiculous! Seriously, give up chocolate? What was I thinking??
Here in the Lair, we resolve to bring you a wonderful line-up of delightful authors each and every month. And February is no exception. You won’t want to miss one single minute of the fun.
We kick things off on Monday, 3rd February, when Anna Campbell hosts lair favorite Vanessa Kelly who is here to talk about SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD, Book 1 in her Renegade Royals series.
How do you capture a cowboy’s heart? Tracy Garrett stops in on Tuesday, February 4th to talk with Suz about her newest western romance in the anthology, HEARTS AND SPURS, a collection of nine stories by some of western romance’s best—just in time for Valentine’s Day!
And on Wednesday, February 5th, Jesse Hayworth returns to the lair as Nancy’s guest. Jesse will dish on e-dating and chat with us about her new release, WINTER AT MUSTANG RIDGE.
Joanie hosts debut author Nicki Salcedo on Monday, February 17th. Do stop by to find out all about her latest, ALL BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
On Thursday, 20th February, Anna Campbell hosts another lair favorite, Shana Galen. They’ll talk about SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL’S BEST FRIEND, the conclusion of her very popular Jewels of the Ton series.
The effervescent Deb Marlowe will visit the Lair on Monday, February 24th, to talk to Caren about THE LEADING LADY, Book 2 of her fabulous Half Moon House series. Come see who the infamous former courtesan Hestia Wright has taken under her protection this go-around.
And you won’t want to miss the fun and excitement on February 28th when Bandita Suz launches the newest suspense-filled story in her fantastic Edgars Family series, VANISHED!
Anna Campbell had such fun with her backlist contest last time that she’s doing it all again for her January/February contest. THREE people (international) will win their choice from her books (except for DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES). Just email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her which book you’d like. If you need help choosing, check out her books page on her website: http://annacampbell.info/books.html For more information, check out her contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
So, let’s talk February love and romance! What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone—or someone’s done for you?
Do you have a favorite romantic meal?
And have any of your resolutions survived into February? Please share!
Posted by Cassondra Murray Dec 31 2013, 11:59 pm in coming attractions, January 2014, January blogs, laughter, new releases, romance bandits
2014 is here!
I don’t do resolutions, but I will admit that last year about this time, I set a goal.
I wanted to laugh more. Smile more during 2013. And I have!
Sometimes it was just a matter of getting out an old I Love Lucy episode or choosing to go with my husband to his dental appointment, just because I know they keep a constant marathon of Andy Griffith running on the tv in the waiting room.
I love Andy Griffith.
If I had to, I went to Comedy Central on the internet, or one of the humor sites on facebook, and found something to laugh at. And I felt better for it.
My goal for 2014 is to laugh even MORE.
I want to find something to laugh at every day. Or even on those days when it’s hard to find a reason, I want to at least find something that makes me smile and if possible, laugh out loud.
One of the things that almost always makes me smile is the antics here in the Bandit Lair. I love hanging out with all of y’all.
I hope it does the same for you in the coming year, as we talk about everything from books to ball dressing (ahem…Jeanne?), get to know authors and find great new reads, since the one thing we all have in common is a love for books and the joy of a happy ending.
We’ll get things romping right out of the starting gate with a monster launch party tomorrow, January 2nd, for Christina Brooke’s THE GREATEST LOVER EVER. Hint–It was released yesterday–New Year’s Eve!
I mean SERIOUSLY LOOK at that cover up there on the right. Is that not one of the best covers you’ve ever seen?
So grab your copy and come to lair tomorrow to party like it’s..well..2014!
Friday, January 3rd– Losing Dani once was hard enough. Losing both her and their son is not an option! That’s the teaser line for Robin Gianna’s new Harlequin Medical romance, CHANGED BY HIS SON’S SMILE .
Join us as Donna brings this debut author to the Lair for the first time.
On Tuesday, 7th January, Anna Campbell will host another new author, Julie Brannagh.
Julie will be talking to us about her sparkling debut BLITZING EMILY!
We love new authors in the lair so don’t miss Julie’s visit.
We know our buddies love to get a look inside the writing life, so on January 9th, I’ll be hosting author and creativity expert Kelly Stone. That’s her picture over there on the right.
She’ll talk about her journey into writing, and how she’s gone on to help some of the writers you love, as well as other creative people who were having trouble setting their muses free.
Can’t WAIT for you to meet Kelly!
We’ll party hard in the lair in the middle of the month.
On Sunday, January 12th, get away from winter with a trip to Terri Osburn’s Anchor Island.
I’ve gotta tell you that I (Cassondra) just read the first Anchor Island novel and I fell so hard for this series. Thank GOODNESS the next one is already out!
Terri joins Bandita Nancy Northcott to chat about weather and tension in romance. They’ll also discuss the latest Anchor Island release, UP TO THE CHALLENGE.
TIP!–There is an awesome Christmas story FREE on Terri’s website as a gift to you, the readers. Go to http://www.terriosburn.com/. It’s right there
on the front page.
We claim Terri as one of our own. She’s a Bandita Buddy from way back. We are SO excited for her success!
Wednesday January 15th, we’ll all don cowboy hats for a monster party in the
We love launch parties, and Bandita Trish will host the celebration to launch the latest in her Blue Falls, Texas, series, MARRYING THE COWBOY.
This is Elissa’s story.
I know y’all have been waiting for this one, and can I say, as covers go, this one is…well…slurpalicious? Can’t wait!
On Thursday, 16th January, lair favorite Kandy Shepherd returns with exciting news of her debut Harlequin Romance, THE SUMMER THEY NEVER FORGOT.
Bandita Anna Campbell is hosting.
Look at that….two beach/ocean covers in one week! Not a bad thing for the middle of winter, is it?
Okay, okay. I know it’s the middle of SUMMER in the Southern
Hemisphere. But right now I’m cold, and those beaches and strappy sundresses are looking pretty darn good!
January 21st, Bandita Suz has a guest in the Lair.
“Raised by a ring of thieves, sixteen-year-old Olivia is on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet when she inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut and the deadly curse that comes with it. And she’s not alone at the museum.”
That’s the teaser for Suz’s guest, Allie Burton, who will talk about SOUL SLAM, Book 1 of her Soul Force Young Adult series.
On January 31st, at the end of the month, Tawny Weber will launch the latest in her sexy Harlequin Blaze series about US Navy SEALs. A SEAL’s SALVATION is signature Tawny Weber, mixing intense emotion with sexy, steamy romance.
WOOOOOT!–Watch for the big surprises during the month, when Banditas Susan Sey and Nancy Northcott announce their latest releases.
Susan Sey will fill you in on the second installment of her Blake Brothers Trilogy, when she releases TALENT FOR TROUBLE.
This is the first view of her cover! Isn’t it awesome?
Susan is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve been waiting for this release. Nobody makes me swoon like Susan.
Need a little magic in your January?
Grab onto the edges of your seats, because at the end of the month, Bandita Nancy will be releasing SENTINEL, the latest story in her Light Mage Wars paranormal romance series.
I’ve read every one of these books, and the combination of magic, romance and intense emotion keeps me awake at night.
If you don’t get our newsletter, be sure to sign up for it, as we have an awesome monthly contest with cool prizes. Just read the newsletter to be included in the drawing.
Yes, we DO know who reads it. Muahahahahaha!
Okay, yeah. It’s Ermingarde. When she came here, she had this crystal ball in her stash of jewels…and we can’t help ourselves. We’re always nervous about our newsletter so we look into her crystal ball and…well…we know…*grin*
Bandita Anna Campbell is hosting a contest!
She had such fun with her backlist contest last time that she’s doing it all again for her January/February contest. THREE people (international) will win their choice from her books (except for DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES).
Just email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her which book you’d like. If you need help choosing, check out her books page on her website:http://annacampbell.info/books.html For more information, check out her contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
That’s it for the month. There’ll be plenty of laughter and smiles in 2014 here in the lair. We look forward to sharing them all with you!
But tell me, Bandits and Buddies..
What do you do when you need to laugh?
Is your family naturally full of laughter and joking around?
Or are you like me, tending to be more somber unless you make the effort to find a reason to smile?
How do you break yourself out of a funk? How do you cheer up when you’re down?
What shows do you watch? What websites do you visit?
When you need a bit of joy–or a giant belly laugh, what do you do?
Happy New Year to you and yours from the Romance Bandits!
“I dreamed my whole house was clean” from Free Vintage Digital Stamps. Laughing Pig from RGBStock.
Posted by Donna MacMeans Nov 1 2013, 12:12 am in Cate Price, coming attractions, Ella Quinn, Kat Sheridan, Kathleen Baldwin, Sarah Morgan, vanessa kelly
Have you recovered from your sugar high from raiding the kiddies Halloween haul? Or in my case, munching on the leftover candy – we prepared for hordes, but only got a dozen or so. Did you spot the great pumpkin rising from the pumpkin patch last night? If he rose in an Ohio pumpkin patch, he must have landed somewhere in Pennsylvania. We had incredibly high winds last night. I swear I saw little witches fly by with their sacks of candy!
Believe me, you won’t want November to fly by without making the lair part of your daily routine. We’ve been gifted with some great guests for the month of November. So settle back with your spiced pumpkin latte, hot chocolate with marshmellows – or in my case – chocolate mint truffle tea (love that stuff) and prepare for a great month in the lair.
We start tomorrow on Saturday, November 2nd, with debut author Kat Sheridan <http://katsheridan.wordpress.com/> and her new release, ECHOES IN STONE. Kat takes us back to the classic gothic romance with a manor teetering on the edge of a cliff, a dark wounded hero and whispers and secrets galore.
Then we’ll switch from the dark to the white. On Monday, 4th November, Anna Campbell welcomes one of her favorite writers, double RITA Award winner, Sarah Morgan (www.sarahmorgan.com <http://www.sarahmorgan.com> ). Sarah is here to tell us about her full-length Christmas romance SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SNOW. We’re all really looking forward to Sarah’s first visit to the lair!
On Wednesday, 6th November, we welcome historical romance writer Ella Quinn <http://ellaquinnauthor.wordpress.com/> who will tell us all about her latest instalment in the Marriage Game series, THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS ANNA MARSH.
I know we have a number of cozy mystery readers in the lair. Debut Author Cate Price <http://www.cateprice.com/> will visit Thursday, November 7th, to talk murder. Her first release, GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS, is a true delight.
On Tuesday, November 12th, Kathleen Baldwin <http://kathleenbaldwin.com/> will join us to ask the question: Can a lady with a reputation for disaster stumble into love? LADY FIASCO (Don’t you just love that title?) is a traditional Regency Romantic Romp.
On Monday, November 18, Nancy welcomes Catherine Spangler back to the Lair to talk about her relaunched Sentinels series.
A lair favorite will return on Wednesday, November 27th. Vanessa Kelly will join us to talk about her new novella, LOST IN A ROYAL KISS. Isn’t that a fabulous cover?
Here’s an early Christmas gift, our own Anna Campbell and three other fabulous authors have contributed to A GROSVENOR SQUARE CHRISTMAS. Four breathtaking tales of a Regency Christmas and best of all – It’s FREE!!! For more information, check out the link on Anna’s webpage (http://annacampbell.info/xmascinderella.html).
Anna Campbell is celebrating the Christmas tradition of giving in her latest website contest (international). THREE people will win their choice from her books. Just email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her which book you’d like. If you need help choosing, check out her books page on her website: http://annacampbell.info/books.html For more information, check out her contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
If you haven’t already done so, join the Romance Bandits members only section and sign up for our fabulous newsletter. Both the site and the newsletter contain content you won’t find anywhere else, plus we give fabulous monthly prizes to those that read our newsletter. Just click on the Members Only tab and you’ll see how to sign up.
Posted by Susan Sey Oct 1 2013, 12:01 am in Amy Andrews, Anna Campbell, Annie West, Caren Crane, Christie Kelley, coming attractions, contests, Debra Webb, gerry russell, reading, Regan Black, sarah jane stone, tamara hogan, Trish Milburn
I love fall. There’s so much to look forward to–chunky sweaters, soft scarves, fresh-picked apples. Then there’s the first frost, first pumpkin pie, first crockpot chili… Some among us might say football season (I’m looking at you, Suz & Jeanne) but some of us married Nebraskans without full disclosure about much of every weekend would be sacrificed to televised Husker coverage. (It’s extensive. I should’ve been warned.)
But here in the Lair, there’s something for everybody! And October is looking awesome. Check out what’s in store for you!
Love a good historical? Check out Christie Kelly’s new release ENTICING THE EARL!
More into the witty contemporary? Caren Crane’s KICK START is now available as a trade paperback!
Looking for something a little darker? How about Trish Milburn’s OUT OF THE NIGHT?
Click on the covers for more details!
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Anna Campbell hosts lair favorite Annie West (www.annie-west.com), who’ll tell us about her latest passionate tale, AN ENTICING DEBT TO PAY. Annie’s always great fun and we look forward to hearing about what’s going on in her life! Plus she’s giving away two copies of her new book!
On Thursday, October 3rd, our own Caren Crane will host Regan Black and Debra Webb as they discuss the Magic of Mentors. Regan and Debra will share what makes their professional friendship so beneficial – and so productive. They’ll be giving away an autographed BULLETPROOF totebag & a $10 Amazon gift card, so swing on by!
On Friday, October 4th, Sara Jane Stone will be celebrating her debut release, COMMAND PERFORMANCE, with us! Tawny says that this is one hot, hot debut, so you might want to wear oven mitts. One lucky commenter will receive her own e-copy of COMMAND PERFORMANCE!
On Monday, October 7th, Susan Sey invites Tamara Hogan to talk about all the things authors should never say on Twitter (but maybe want to.) Come hear all about it, & maybe win a copy of Tamara’s latest release TEMPT ME!
On Friday, October 11, Christine Brooks bring us another lair favorite–the fabulous Amy Andrews with her brand new release from Momentum, HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO.
On Monday, October 21, Nancy welcomes Gerri Russell back to the Lair. Gerri will talk to us about her new release, A LAIRD FOR CHRISTMAS, and dating customs in the 1700s.
And that’s just what I can round up in advance! Stuff is always cropping up last minute, so make sure to stay tuned!
Turning over that calendar page always brings surprises–some welcome, some not so much. Any surprises on your agenda this week?
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.
As always, we’d love to have you follow us on Twitter indivdually and collectively @RomanceBandits.
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Sign up for our newsletter/members only section to get cool content that isn’t on the blog, win additional prizes! Woot!
And most of all….HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!