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September Fun in the Lair!

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Are We All Fixer-Uppers? (Plus Contest)

A High-End Finish by Kate CarlisleWith my new series set to start in November, I’ve been thinking a lot about the term “fixer-upper.” (My new series is the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. Book 1, A HIGH-END FINISH, will be out on November 4.) We’re all fixer-uppers, aren’t we? I certainly am. A work in progress. Never “done.”

How boring would that be, to think of yourself as done? Nothing left to learn, no improvements left to make.

Yep, I’m a fixer-upper all right, and I take great joy in the process of fine-tuning myself. Overall, I’m quite content. I’m a loyal friend, a caring daughter, a loving wife. But there are improvements I’d like to make, things I’d like to do better.

1. Kate Carlisle and friendsI’d like to reach out to my friends more often. Sometimes life gets so hectic that I lose touch with my friends. Temporarily, of course, and they understand. Their lives are hectic, too. We all have family obligations and work obligations that steal our time away. Before we realize what has happened, it’s been a couple of months since we’ve spoken to each other. The friendship remains strong, but a richness is lost—or muted, at the very least—when we don’t chat about the minutia of our daily lives. When we go two or three months between conversations, we hit the highlights and the lowlights, but we miss out on all those delicious little absurdities that make us laugh. And it was a shared sense of humor that brought us together in the first place.

2. I’d like to finish writing a book before the deadline, not on the deadline. I try to trick myself by setting a deadline two weeks ahead of the actual deadline, but it never works. scrabbleMy brain is too smart for that, I guess. It doesn’t allow shenanigans. It knows the Deadline-with-a-capital-D day, and it withholds the burst of writing energy and ideas until a week or less before D Day. Which means with every book, I’m scrambling right up to the last possible moment before clicking Send to get the manuscript off to my editor.

3. I want to come up with more seven-letter words in Scrabble. There is no natural high that is quite the same as getting a Bingo in Scrabble. And ooooooh, if you can get your word to land on two triple-word scores… I’m shivering here! Ba-BAM! Nine times the score, plus 50 points.

What about you? Are you a fixer-upper, too? In what way? Name three things that you would like to do better.

CONTEST: Four fellow mystery writers and I have put together two fabulous prize packages filled with lots of books and fun mystery swag. Click here to enter: BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

Hot August Nights!

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Wow, August is jumping in the lair! I hardly know where to look there’s so much good stuff happening. Here’s a list of the guests who will be lighting up the lair and of special events for your entertainment! Rosie will be cracklin’ all right!

On August 5, Nancy welcomes Jesse Hayworth to talk about the latest Mustang Ridge romance, HARVEST AT MUSTANG RIDGEjh.  Jesse will tell us about the challenges and the fun of writing a reunion of exes.

CA 5On Thursday, 14th August, we have one of Tawny Weber’s infamous launch parties in the lair! Yahoo! In anticipation of her September release, A SEAL’s Fantasy, Tawny’s Sexy SEALs are getting their own boxed set!  On August 12th, the first four books in her Sexy SEAL series will be hitting digital shelves everywhere.   You can check them out at http://tawnyweber.com/sexy-seals   

kim lawContemporary romance author Kim Law will be in the Lair Aug. 18 to celebrate the release of her latest title, SPRINKLES ON TOP.

crazyforher_cover_lgOn Wednesday, 20th August, I’m hosting Sandra Owens who will be talking about her first K2 Special Services book from Montlake, CRAZY FOR HER. You know how we love Navy SEALS in the lair!

Phew! I told you we had a lot going on in the lair this August!

CA 2On Thursday, 21st August, lair favorite Lorraine Heath returns to talk about her latest, ONCE MORE, MY DARLING ROGUE. A gambling house overseer seeks to bring an aristocratic lady to heel by convincing her that she is his servant when he rescues her from the Thames and discovers she has no memory of him or the numerous times she publicly snubbed him. Sounds delicious!

CA 1On Wednesday, 27th August, author Jo Davis stops by to chat with Suz about her newest Sugarland Blue book, IN HIS SIGHTS. When a dangerous criminal targets those whom Sugarland detective Chris Ford holds dear, nothing will stop him from hunting down his man.…

CA 4On Saturday, 30th August, Christina Brooke hosts the lovely Melanie Scott, whose New York Saints series is about to take the romance world by storm. Mel will be chatting about her first book in the series, THE DEVIL IN DENIM! Love that cover!

Duke very low resBecause I have a new release at the end of August, I’m doing a big international giveaway on my website. There are FIVE chances to win a signed copy of WHAT A DUKE DARES (Sons of Sin 3). Just read the excerpt on my site and tell me the name of the Scottish captain of Cam’s yacht the Windhover (here’s the link to the excerpt). Then email me on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) with your answer. Contest closes 31st August 2014.

Are you old enough to remember the 70s? Do you have a favorite artist from back then? Were you another Neil Diamond fan? If you don’t remember the 70s,what’s your earliest musical memory?

 

Hot and Heavenly 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.

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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 .
 

 

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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!

 

 

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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?

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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On July 15 we celebrate Donna MacMeans’ release of The Whisky Laird’s Bed.  Come join us for the party!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

June is in Bloom…coming attractions

fcf36966b564c8a700e443116ae9d77fThe 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)

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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.

 

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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)

 

 

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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)

 

 

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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!!

 

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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!)

 

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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)

 

 

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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)

 

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 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)

 

 Contests:

A Perfect Trade finalKeep 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!

 

Coming Attractions – Extra-Awesome MAY Style!

eightEvery 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!

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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!

LUD_382_LIV_COUV.inddAnna 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! :D

COMING UP

Elements-5_5x8_5-100dpi-c8May 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!)

Back In the Italian's BedMay 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!)

UrsulaLeCoeur_TheWillingWidow_1400px (2)[1]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!)

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Murder At Honeychurch HallMay 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!)

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Lord Somerton's HeirMay 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!)

CONTESTS

Anna Campbell is giving away three personalized print ARCs of What A Duke Dares, the third Sons of Sin What a Duke Daresnovel 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!

Online Auction to benefit Diabetes Research: BrendaNovakForTheCure.orgAlso, 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)!

April Coming Attractions

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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! 

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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.

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 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?

 

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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!

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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!

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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.”


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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.
 

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April 23rd brings debut author Ursula LaCoeur to the lair.  Learn how the romance of New Orleans inspired her debut, The Willing Widow.

 

CONTESTS/SPECIAL OFFERS

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.

Let’s Heat Things Up… March Coming Attractions

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!!  

blytheOn 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.

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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.

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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.  

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0314-9780373755134-bigwMarch 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.

 

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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?  

February Coming Attractions

SECRETS-SEDUCINGBODYGUARD2-182x300[1]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??

Hearts and Spurs Med - tracy gHere 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.

WAMR_cover_draftHow 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!

All Beautiful Things 104 (3)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.

sapphires-200[1]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.

Leading Lady - Deb MThe 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!

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CONTESTS!

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!

What’s up for January in the Bandit Lair?

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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 hardBrooke-The Greatest Lover Ever 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 thinGianni-Changed by his sons smilegs romping right out of the starting gate with a monster launch party tomorrow, January 2nd, for Christina Brooke’s  THE GREATEST LOVER EVERHint–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 TueBrannagh-Blitzing Emilysday, 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.

 Author Kelly Stone

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.

Osburn--Up to the ChallengeOn 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!

Milburn-marrying the cowboy

Wednesday January 15th, we’ll all don cowboy hats for a monster party in the

lair.

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!

 

Shepherd--The Summer They Never Forgot 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

Burton --Soul Slam

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.

 Weber-A SEAL's Salvation

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.  

Sey-Talent For Trouble

 

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.

Northcott--SentinelNeed 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.

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