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.
Anna Campbell is holding a Halloween contest to celebrate a month-long price cut on her very romantic ghost story, THESE HAUNTED HEARTS, which is now only 99 cents. She’s giving away two copies of the novella (international). All you need to do is email her on email@example.com and tell her the name of her 2012 Christmas novella featuring Alicia and Sebastian. You might just find the answer on Anna’s book page: http://annacampbell.info/books.html For more information, please visit Anna’s contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
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.
Follow us on Facebook, again individually, and at www.facebook.com/RomanceBandits
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!!!
Posted by Joan Kayse Jul 1 2013, 12:03 am in coming attractions, romance bandits
Whew, pass me a fan and a long, tall glass of…Diet Coke
Here in the States we are full blown into the summer months where the living is easy and the sunscreen free. Hot enough to roast a chicken on the driveway…What was that golden blur that just went by?
Banditas are always launching great new reads!
July 2nd…Party in the Lair as Nancy launches Guardian! Torn apart by magic, reunited
by murder…Dr. Stefan Harper’s in the spotlight with the woman he loved and
lost, FBI agent Camellia “Mel” Wray. Too bad she doesn’t
believe in magic
July 3rd Christina Brooke celebrates the release of LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL in true Bandita style!
Anna Campbell returns July 1oth with an e-novella DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES, part of her Sons of Sin series, on Wednesday July 10th Hijinks and prizes and lots of cabana boys!
As always, our month is filled with special guests:
July 4, Kate welcomes mystery author Daryl Wood Gerber who will share her FINAL
SENTENCE, the first book in her exciting new Cookbook Nook mystery series! Break out the red, white and blue and find out about this new series!
Friday, July 5th, Aussie author Jennifer St. George visits the lair to tell us about her latest contemporary romance THE LOVE DECEPTION.
July 17th, Christie Kelly brings Joya Fields to talk about her new release REUNITED IN DANGER, a romantic suspense novel.
On Wednesday, July 24th, historical romance goddess Nicola Cornick returns to the lair to tell us all about her latest masterpiece THE LADY AND THE LAIRD. Nicola Cornick in Scotland? That sounds like magic!
Sandy Blair returns to the Lair, talking about remaking her backlist, July 27th
Our spies tell us the St. Martin’s Press authors plan to invade the lair on July 31st, ply us with margaritas, raid our library and steal our men. Sven is nervously locking away his chest expander. Demetrius plans to lay down his arms and surrender. It also looks like we have a mole in the lair. Is she a double agent? Or does she have a cunning plan to add to the booty chest? Tune in on July 31 to find out!
Make sure you check out Anna Campbell’s latest contest where she’s giving away three ARCs of her next full-length release A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS. Just email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) with the name of the hero and heroine of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS. You might just find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/rakeskiss.html The contest closes 30th July.
So what about you? Any big summer plans? Many of the Bandits are attending RWA National conference mid-month. Which Bandit do you think will get in the most mischief?
If you haven’t already done so, it’s easy to join our Members Only section – just click on the link and sign up. Members get access to unique content, which includes an exclusive interview with one of the Banditas, an exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming Bandita book, recipes and more. Plus, once a month, you’ll receive our newsletter which keeps you up to date on all the Bandita news and, of course, gives you a chance to win the prize bundle. What are you waiting for?
Posted by Anna Sugden Jun 1 2013, 1:28 am in Anna Sugden, coming attractions
I’m sorry – is that song now on your brain too *gg*?
Can you believe it’s June already? I don’t know about where you are, but the weather here in Cambridge has been so weird that it feels like we’ve barely even had spring yet and now summer is … should be … upon us. Some parts of the UK actually had snow in May, only days after having had temperatures warm enough for shorts and t-shirts!
Things are hotting up in the Lair this month with some great Bandita launches, lots of good news to celebrate and another fabulous array of guests. We also have a new prize draw for our Members – one lucky person who belongs to our Members Only section will win a bundle including:
A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER by Christina Brooke
BEWITCHING by Carla Neggers, which includes a bonus book – HIS SECRET AGENDA by Beth Andrews
A download copy of THE PATRICIAN by Joan Kayse
A copy of Kate Carlisle’s Peril in Paperback
A copy of KIDNAPPED and CLOSE TO THE EDGE by Suzanne Ferrell
A signed ARC of ROTECTOR by Nancy Northcott
All you have to do is email us your answer to the special question raised in this month’s newsletter (hint: it’s the question in the section called Ask A Bandita!)
If you haven’t already done so, it’s easy to join our Members Only section – just click on this link and sign up. Members get access to unique content, which includes an exclusive interview with one of the Banditas, an exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming Bandita book, recipes and more. Plus, once a month, you’ll receive our newsletter which keeps you up to date on all the Bandita news and, of course, gives you a chance to win the prize bundle. What are you waiting for?
What’s new for June? We’re very excited in the Lair as there is another Bandita first happening in June – our first author to go into hardcover!
On June 4, get ready to party as Kate Carlisle celebrates the launch of her newest bibliophile mystery (and first hardcover!), A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY! The cabana boys are busily re-stocking the bar in anticipation!
Suzanne Ferrell will be releasing the third book in her romantic suspense series featuring the Edgars family, SEIZED. This novella is out in the first week of June, so don’t miss it!
Beth Andrews‘ HIS SECRET AGENDA is being reissued as a bonus book in Carla Neggers’ BEWITCHING, this month! What could be better than two great books for the price of one?!
As ever, we plenty of fantastic guests this month! I can hear my TBR mountain groaning already. Actually, there are several mountains – it’s starting to look like the Alps – any day now, climbers will be turning up to conquer its heights! And that doesn’t include the books on my iPad Ah well, what can you do? You can never have too many books.
June’s guests kick off on the 3rd with a familiar face among our buddies stepping to the “author” side of the table. Nancy and Terri Osburn introduce Terri’s debut novel, MEANT TO BE, and its Anchor Island setting.
On the 7th June, Anna Campbell hosts Aussie author Emmie Dark visits the lair to talk about her next SuperRomance JUST FOR TODAY…
USA Today Bestselling Author and double RITA nominee Jean Brashear joins me on June 8th to talk Texas and hot cowboys and other fun stuff.
On June 18th, join Cassondra as she hosts one of her favorite new authors, Lexi George. You’re going to love her uber-sexy Dalvahni demon hunters, and with titles like Demon Hunting In Dixie, Demon Hunting in the Deep South, and Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, you know you’re in for a screaming funny day in the lair.
We’ll have a hot old time in the Lair (when don’t we?) on June 19th when Aussie author Christina Phillips ventures into the lair to talk about her erotic Regency vampire story BLOODLUST DENIED. That’s one hot cover!
On May 20th, Superromance author Jeannie Watt returns to the lair to talk about Cowboy Weddings!
Lair favourite, Jessie Hayworth, returns on June 21st to chat with Nancy about SUMMER AT MUSTANG RIDGE, the first novel in Jesse’s new series.
On June 23rd,Karen Kelley visits with Donna to talk about her latest book, Smoking Hot, and difficult family responsibilities….
Allie Burton visits the Lair on June 27th to talk about her new YA paranormal series, Lost Daughters of Atlantis and her debut novel ATLANTIS RIPTIDE. ”As each daughter of Atlantis discovers her talents, she must choose her destiny—whether to ignore the churning seas or swim into battle.”
Several Banditas have promotions and contests this month, so make sure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to win some fab prizes!
Anna Campbell has a great new contest on her website where three lucky people will win a download of her latest e-novella DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES plus their choice of a book from Heather Snow’s backlist. There are two consolation prizes of downloads of DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES. You just need to tell Anna the name of the hero and heroine from DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES. You might just find the answer here. Then email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces). Good luck. For more information, please check out the contest page on Anna’s website.
Jo Robertson has a new cover for THE AVENGER. The book will be featured on BookBub and BookBlast on June 4-6.
What are you looking forward to celebrating in June? Do you have a question you’d like to see Banditas answer in future editions of our newsletter?
Posted by Anna Campbell May 1 2013, 12:02 am in Anna Campbell, Bandita Booty, Christina Brooke, coming attractions, Deb Marlow, Dorie Graham, Jane Graves, Kate Carlisle, Kate Walker, Kathleen Baldwin, Liz Fielding
Wow, May is HUGE in the lair! You won’t want to miss a single day.
Here’s a sneak peek as to some of the great things coming up in the next thirty-one days.
But first, have you signed up to be a Bandita Buddy? Just click on the Members button on the bar across the top of the blog and it will take you to where to sign up. Bandita Buddies get a great newsletter every month and access to special lair-only material (like signed photos of Paolo in his loincloth – or out of it, as the case may be!). Well, if not Paolo, exclusive interviews and excerpts. Not to mention a huge PRIZE every month. This month’s prize which will be drawn at the end of May is eight fantastic books: SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED by Anna Campbell, DAUGHTER OF THE SKY by Michelle Diener, ANYTHING BUT VANILLA by Liz Fielding, A SEAL’S SURRENDER and A SEAL’S SEDUCTION by Tawny Weber, THE PROUD WIFE by Kate Walker, RENEGADE by Nancy Northcott, and THE PATRICIAN’S FORTUNE by Joan Kayse! Wow! And all you have to do to be in the draw, is join up here: http://romancebandits.com/login-3/
Now on with May! For me, tomorrow will be a huge treat where one of my favorite authors Liz Fielding ventures into the lair for the very first time to talk about her wonderful new Harlequin Kiss release ANYTHING BUT VANILLA. I’m so looking forward to hosting Liz. If you don’t know her books, run, don’t walk to your nearest bookseller and grab one! You won’t be sorry.
On Friday, 3rd May, Suzanne Ferrell brings Kathleen Baldwin to the lair to talk about her new joint project with Andrea Sisco, DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER. This twist on Cinderella sounds fantastic and right up the alley of our discerning Bandita Buddies.
On Monday, 6th May, Nancy welcomes Dorie Graham to talk about her new release, A Family Reunited, and chat about summer reading. Looking forward to meeting Dorie as I love SuperRomances and I haven’t read hers yet!
On Tuesday, 7th May, Bandita Kate celebrates SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY. Aww, it’s a beautiful miracle! Oh. Wait a minute. Kate’s not having the boss’s baby. That’s the name of her latest sexy Harlequin Desire and she’s having a wild and whacky launch party to celebrate! Don’t miss the fun!
Can’t wait for that one!
Caren Crane throws herself a combination birthday and book launch party on Monday, 13th May! Come by for a sneak peak of her debut novel KICK START and some virtual birthday cake. Definitely a day worth celebrating
On Thursday, 16th May, Aussie historical romance author Michelle Diener visits us for the first time. Michelle has just released an exciting new historical novel, DAUGHTER OF THE SKY, with romantic elements centered around the Zulu Wars in Victorian-era Africa. Wow, that’s something fresh! I can’t wait to hear about this one!
On Sunday, 19th May, Caren Crane will interview Lair favorite Deb Marlowe about her new release THE LOVE LIST, the first book in her new Half Moon House series. They will talk about the infamous List of Lightskirts and how the gently-raised daughter of a Baron ends up entangled in a scandal that will rock Regency London from the Crown Prince down to the lowliest pimps, bawds and street urchins. You won’t want to miss that one!
On Tuesday, 21st May, Jane Graves is back in the lair to tell us about her latest release COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY. Bad boy Luke Dawson is on his way to a bull riding championship when he’s called back to his hometown of Rainbow Valley, the place he swore he’d never return to. There his relationship is rekindled with the woman he left behind, forcing him to choose between the future he’s always dreamed of and the only woman he’s ever loved.
On Thursday, 23rd May, Duffy Brown will be back in the lair as Donna MacMeans’s guest to talk about weddings and her latest mystery release, KILLER IN CRINOLINES.
On Friday, 24th May, one of the Lair’s favourite authors Kate Walker returns to talk about life, love, cats and her latest release from Harlequin Presents THRONE FOR THE TAKING which just got a great review in RT Book Reviews. Kate will also be talking about how her 61st book is really a first! I can’t wait to hear more!
May is always a huge month in Romancelandia too because of Brenda Novak’s auction to raise funds for research into a cure for juvenile diabetes. Check out the great items up for grabs at her site: http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/ And make sure you check out the offerings from the Romance Bandits and from individual bandits, including me! I’m sure you’ll find something to tempt you there.
I’ve got a great new contest on my website where three lucky people will win a download of my latest e-novella DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES plus their choice of a book from Heather Snow‘s backlist. There are two consolation prizes of downloads of DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES. You just need to tell me the name of the hero and heroine from DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES. You might just find the answer here: Then email me on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces). Good luck. For more information, please check out the contest page on my website: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
And don’t miss Kate Carlisle’s great contests to celebrate the release of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY.
Goodreads Giveaway! To celebrate the June 2013 publication of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY: A Bibliophile Mystery, Kate is giving away three Advanced Reader Copies on Goodreads. Contest ends May 31. Click here to enter! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15808442-a-cookbook-conspiracy
And be sure to visit Kate’s Facebook page for a chance to win a stack of autographed mystery novels or a $25 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! For one week each month leading up to the release of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY in June, Kate will join three of her mystery writing friends for a themed contest and fun giveaway. It would be a crime to miss out!
Another contest you won’t want to miss if you live in the United States is the GoodReads giveaway of two ARCS of Christina Brooke’s latest, LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL! The contest closes on 12th May and you can find details of entry here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/49426-london-s-last-true-scoundrel
So make note of all our great guests, enter all our great contests (and I can pretty much guarantee there will be great giveaways through the month on the blog too) and we’ll see you around the lair in May! We’ve got a cabana boy with your name on it waiting! What have you got planned for the month ahead?
Posted by Jo Robertson Apr 1 2013, 12:05 am in April 2013, coming attractions, guest bloggers, Jo Robertson
Spring has definitely come to the western part of the U.S., the cherry blossoms have popped out on the trees like popcorn, and our Aussie friends are already experiencing autumn.
All is right with the world. We have a wonderful lineup of guests, Bandita blogs, giveaways and general fun in the Lair for the month of April, so grab your fave beverage (from Sangria to Pepsi to iced tea) and relax while we tell you what’s heading your way this month.
On April 2, Kris Fletcher will join us as Trish’s guest. Kris is launching her debut novel from Harlequin Superromance, A BETTER FATHER.
On April 3 Beth talks about the launch of her new In Shady Grove series from Harlequin Superromance. Come join us in celebrating TALK OF THE TOWN. Yay, Beth!!
On April 4, Jo Davis returns with Suzanne. She will be launching her new series — Sugarland Blue, based on a group of sexy cops – with a novella titled ”Armed and Dangerous.” She’ll also be talking about her full length book, “Sworn To Protect,” coming out in May.
On Friday, April 5, lair favorite Kylie Griffin (http://kyliegriffin.com/Home.html), hosted by Foanna, will visit to talk about the third book in her Light Blade series, ALLEGIANCE SWORN. You won’t want to miss this!
On April 11, Christina’s guest will be the lovely historical romance author Heather Snow, who will chat about her April 2 release, SWEET MADNESS.
Nancy welcomes M.J. Scott to the Lair on April 16 to chat about Iron Kin, the latest installment in her Half-Light City series.
On April 18, a familiar face in the Lair joins Nancy to unveil a new identity. We’ll learn why Jessica Andersen became Jesse Hayworth and get the deets on her new series.
Suzanne hosts again on April 19 with Karilyn Bentley (love the spelling of her first name!). Karilyn returns to chat with us about her latest Dragon-shifter book, Warrior Lover. “As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily–the ideal Watcher’s woman–he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.”
On Wednesday, April 24, an author new to the lair is visiting to talk with Anna Campbell. Aussie author Alison Stuart (http://www.alisonstuart.com/index.html) writes unusual and intriguing historicals. Her latest is SECRETS IN TIME.
On April 28, as a guest of Suzanne and Lorraine Health, Rafe Easton will grant his first ever interview and give readers a glimpse into his past and his wicked plans for Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl’s illegitimate daughter. LORD OF WICKED INTENTIONS—only one woman can break through his heart of stone.
Tawny will be celebrating the release of her 19th Blaze, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, on the 29th. Not only is the hero a sexy FBI Agent, but for the readers of her Undercover Operatives series who have been clamoring for his story… It’s sexy FBI Agent Hunter!!!
On April 30, guests from the Book Lovers Buffet will talk about their 99 cent book blowout on May 1-2-3, hosted by Jo Robertson, with guest Jackie Hyman.
Anna Campbell Contest:
To celebrate the release of THESE HAUNTED HEARTS: A REGENCY GHOST STORY, Anna Campbell is giving away FIVE downloads in her current website contest. All you need to do is tell her the name of the hero and heroine of the story. You may just find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/hauntedhearts.html
Just email her on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) with your answer and you’ll go into the draw. Contest closes 30th April 2013. For more information, please check out Anna’s contest page on her website: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
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