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
Don’t forget to go to our Member’s Den and sign up for our monthly newsletter! Each month, we select a winner from among those who OPEN and READ our e-mail newsletter. You get all the latest gossip on what the Banditas are doing, find out more about one of you favorite Bandita Buddies, and get the inside scoop on who is the Bandit of the Month (interview posted in the Member’s Den) and who has posted an exclusive excerpt from an upcoming release (also in the Member’s Den). You may even win the monthly bundle of goodies. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Posted by Tawny Weber Mar 1 2013, 12:15 am in coming attractions
Tis a month for fun in the Lair. We have a few new releases, with Suzanne Ferrell’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, Westen series Book 2 hitting the shelves – get ready to enjoy this read! And oh, baby, have you seen the cover of Nancy Northcott’s THE PROTECTOR? Oh baby!!! And this month, we can enjoy what’s between the cover, too! Also hitting the shelves, Tawny Weber’s A SEAL’S SURRENDER – a sweet and sexy follow up to last month’s A SEAL’s SEDUCTION. And for some awesome ghostly fun… Anna Campbell will be have a delicious novella, These Haunted Hearts, out on the 10th! You know you’re going to want to read that.
What else do we have going on in the lair this month? Check it out…
Lair favorite Annie West visits on Monday, 4th March, to tell us about her fabulous new release, CAPTIVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT. It’s always great fun when Annie pops in to see us so don’t miss this one!
On March 5, it’s party time in the Lair as Nancy launches her first novella, Protector! It’s the story of a helicopter pilot who’s too hot to handle and a wildland firefighter who isn’t afraid to play with fire. They almost got together once before, but he backed away. Now they’re fighting a wildfire together and are under attack by dark magic. When each day could be their last, will they finally seize this chance at love?
Sven’s crew are whipping up some treats, and Nancy’s giving away a copy of Protector, so come join the party.
On the 7th, Kim Law will be Trish’s guest!
Make sure you swing by the lair on 10th March when Anna Campbell launches her latest novella These Haunted Hearts: A Regency Ghost Romance. There will be giveaways and hijinks and just maybe a ghost or two might turn up to say hello.
On the 14th, Tawny will host the awesome Sia McKye in the Lair.
On March 16th Nancy welcomes Avon debut author Jennifer McQuiston to chat about her new historical, What Happens in Scotland.
On March 19th, Cassondra will welcome Wes Sarginson to the lair for the first time. Wes is a former NBC news anchor who has recently launched his first thriller, JUSTIFIABLE, a collaboration with lair favorite and NYT Bestseller Dianna Love. There are rumors floating around the lair that Dianna may show up for the discussion.
March 21st is Party Time with Christie. It’s a special birthday celebration here in the lair. Come prepared to toot your horn and toss confetti.
March 27th asks…
What makes a military hero so appealing? Is it all in the uniform, the code of honor, or something else? V.R. Marks will visit the Lair and share why the RC Investigations team from his romantic suspense novels The Thief, The Witness, and The Hostage are all former Army Special Ops soldiers.
And winding it all up on March 31st, Tawny will be sharing some cool news and stir up a little wild fun.
In Person Awesomeness:
On March 27, Jeanne and Nancy will read at Lady Jane’s Salon RDU, in Cary, NC. Details are here: http://www.ladyjanesrdu.blogspot.com. Come meet these two banditas and the readers and writers of the Research Triangle area.
And in case you’re looking for some fabulous contest fun (and who isn’t?!), here are some great contest opportunities you need to check out!
Bandita Suzanne Ferrell is running a giveaway over on goodreads. From Feb 18 to March 18th, she’ll be giving away 10 signed print copies of Close To Home, book 1 of her Westen series. http://suzanneferrell.com/giveaway.html
And finally, to wrap up our Coming Attractions for March, I have a question -are you a Bandita Buddy, and on our newsletter list? I hope so, since you’d be eligible for some fabulous books, as well as great Romance Bandits insights and special members-only treats. So -with that question, I wish everyone a fabulous March!!! I hope it’s filled with reading pleasure, happy endings and a lot of visits here to the lair!
Posted by Suzanne Ferrell Jan 1 2013, 12:33 am in Alison Atlee, Carla Neggars, coming attractions, Grace Burrows, Jennifer St. George, Liliana Hart, monthly prize package, Regan Black, Suzanne Ferrell
Welcome to the Lair!! It’s a blustery cold day outside. The weatherman has been predicting colder than usual temperatures and possible flurries this month, so Sven and Paolo have been busy stocking in warm drink supplies, (cocoa for hot chocolate, rum for hot buttered rum, whiskey for hot toddies, dark red wines for mulled wine), while the gladiators have been cutting down trees in the forest outside the Lair so we have plenty of firewood!
As always we have a steady stream of zany, provocative and fun posts from all the Banditas. (17 different personalities pop up monthly!)
Starting tomorrow with an art gallery tour of my house! Intrigued? Wait till you see it!
And to help keep you warmly entertained, here are our guests for this month:
On Monday, 7th January, Anna Campbell will host sparkling Aussie author Jennifer St. George in the Lair. Jenn will be talking about her debut romance The Convenient Bride.
January 21st Caren Crane will host Regan Black, who will give us the intel on the newest installment of her 2096 futuristic romantic suspense series, In the Interest Of Security. The novella is included in The Mammoth Book Of Futuristic Romance.
On the 24th self-publishing sensation, Liliana Hart makes her first appearance in the Lair with Suzanne Ferrell to talk about self-publishing and Liliana’s newest release Shadows And Silk. Love that cover!
We just love debut authors in the Lair, (heck we all were one once, too!) and on Jan 27th Joan Kayse hosts author Alison Atlee with her debut book The Typewriter Girl.
On January 29th, Grace Burrowes chats with Nancy Northcott about the pleasures of writing a long series and her newest book, Lady Eve’s Indiscretion.
On Jan 31st, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers will be here to discuss her latest release That Night On Thistle Lane, with Bandita Beth Andrews.
Joan Kayse is holding her first-ever contest on Goodreads. Opportunity to win one of 10 print copies of The Patrician. Entries through 1-22 Here’s the link http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/40621-the-patrician
Anna Campbell is holding a Christmas in January contest where she’s giving away five downloads of her e-novella The Winter Wife. All you need to do is email her on anna @annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her the names of the hero and heroine of The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novella. You just might find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/winterwife.html. For more information, please visit Anna’s contests page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html.
Tawny Weber has a Goodreads contest running from Jan 1-14, giving away copies of A Seal’s Seduction.
Donna MacMeans is having a prize drawing in March for the readers who like her Facebook fan page!
MEMBERS ONLY WINNER
We are excited to announce that Betty Hamilton is December’s Members Only prize bundle! Congratulations, Betty, you get rewarded for being our friend!! Contact me at email@example.com and I’ll see that the Prizes get delivered asap!
To qualify for January’s Members Only prize bundle, simply sign up for access to our Members Den and receive the always-entertaining Romance Bandits Newsletter. Be sure to open the e-mail and read the newsletter. We will choose a randomly-selected winner from the list of those who opened our newsletter. It’s as simple as that!
The Members Only January prize bundle will include:
- Signed copies of KIDNAPPED and HUNTED by Suzanne Ferrell
- A Kindle or Nook download of Nancy Northcott’s Renegade
- A special Rooster Mug and Starbucks coffee from Jeanne Adams
- Download of The Winter Wife by Anna Campbell
- Joan Kayse is giving away a download of The Patrician
What are you waiting for?!? Sign up right now in the MEMBERS DEN!
Posted by Caren Crane Dec 1 2012, 12:21 am in 12 Bandita Days of Christmas, 12 days of Christmas, Caren Crane, coming attractions, Guests, prize winner, prizes
December is always a big month in the Lair. In addition to all our usual book releases, guest authors, witty thoughts and pithy observations, we also have a HUGE Christmas Celebration Blowout! Those of you who have been visiting us for a while are likely rubbing your acquisitive hands together in delight in anticipation of our 12 BANDITA DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!!
Yes friends, starting on DECEMBER 13, we will have extra-special treats in store for you EVERY DAY until Christmas! So shake off your Bah Humbugs and get ready to par-tay! Each day will feature a holiday recipe AND a special prize giveaway for a commenter. Golden Rooster ornaments! Ermingarde the Dragon cookie cutters and sugar cookie mix! Books galore!! On Christmas Eve day, we have a Rooster goodie!!! Then, on CHRISTMAS DAY, we will give away a HUGE prize bundle to one lucky commenter. So be sure to come by each day and see what splendid goodies are on offer.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
And speaking of splendid goodies, here are some of the scintillating events coming up in the Lair this month:
December 2 - Right out of the gate, Caren Crane hosts authors Regan Black, Kimberly Hope, V.R. Marks and Jay Keelan to discuss their Christmas anthology The Season For Romance. “They say home is where the heart is…” and we’ll have fun finding out just where that is for each of these talented authors!
December 3 – To keep our month rolling along, Anna Campbell hosts Lair favorite Maggie Robinson. Maggie will tell us about her latest steamy historical Lord Gray’s List. Maggie is always great fun so you won’t want to miss that!
December 4 – Suzanne Ferrell helps us delve further into the Alpha Pack’s fight with the Unseelie King in J.D. Tyler‘s (our beloved Jo Davis in disguise) Black Moon. Is there any hope for the team or mankind when the Sorcerer Kalen Black is tempted by the dark arts? We’ll find out, but I may still be distracted by Kalen’s picture…
December 5 – Our incredibly talented Regency author Christie Kelley is having a book launch party for her December e-book from Kensington, Bewitching the Duke. I will admit that I am bewitched already!
December 7 – Aussie author Christina Ashcroft/Christina Phillips visits the Lair to tell us about her great new paranormal series from Berkley, starting with the very delicious Archangel Of Mercy. Merciful archangels, what a cover!
December 10 - Anna Campbell is hosting a Christmas launch party in the lair when she tells us all about her latest release, The Winter Wife. We might just get to see Santa do the cha-cha!
December 12 - As the Demon Trappers series comes to an end with the release of Foretold, Jana Oliver joins Nancy Northcott to chat about saying good-bye to a series and characters she loves writing. Even the cover echoes the beauty and melancholy of the series end!
December 13 – Bandita Joan Kayse unveils her debut release The Patrician. Yes, Joan’s Romans have life at long last and we will be partying hard to celebrate their unleashing! (Well, Joan said she would unleash them. Not so sure what will happen once the sangria starts flowing, though! )
December 21- We’ll be Stepping Back In Time with Superromance author Jeannie Watt as she talks about preparing for and attending the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco!
December 27 – Bandita Tawny Weber throws another wild shindig in the Lair to share her latest Karma Cafe novella: Sweet Nothings! What’s a girls determined to get rid of her reputation as being pure as driven snow to do? Find a prince of a guy to help her out, of course. Oh, my! Tawny’s books are always sweet, sexy confections. This one promises to be delectable!
What would the holiday season be without contests?!? Here are a few you’ll want to be sure to enter:
Anna Campbell is giving TWO lucky people the chance to win a matching Seven Nights In a Rogue’s Bed tote bag and signed book. It’s what the fashionistas are carrying this festive season, as you’ll see from the stylish photo of Anna’s good friend and Harlequin Medical Romance author Sharon Archer on the website. All you need to do is tell Anna the name of Book 2 in the Sons of Sin series. You might just find the answer in her latest news: http://annacampbell.info/latest.html. Email Anna on firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer to be in the draw. For more information, please check out Anna’s contest page: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html.
Nancy Northcott is running a contest on Fresh Fiction to win an art glass Christmas tree bottle stopper and a download of Renegade (US residents only). (Also, be sure to check out Nancy’s guest post at Romantic Times where she talks about a girlhood crush!)
MEMBERS ONLY WINNER
We are excited to announce that JOAN WOODS has won the November Members Only prize bundle! Congratulations, Joan, you get rewarded for being our friend!!
To qualify for December’s Members Only prize bundle, simply sign up for access to our Members Den and receive the always-entertaining Romance Bandits Newsletter. Be sure to open the e-mail and read the newsletter. We will choose a randomly-selected winner from the list of those who opened our newsletter. It’s as simple as that!
The Members Only December prize bundle will include:
- An e-book Keeper Kase from Nancy Northcott, with a signed card for her debut release Renegade
- A Kindle or Nook download of Nancy Northcott’s Renegade
- A download of Anna Campbell’s The Winter Wife
- A Kindle or Nook download of Joan Kayse’s The Patrician
- A copy of Tawny Weber’s Nice and Naughty
- An e-book download of Jo Robertson’s The Perfect Gift
- A $10 Amazon gift card from Caren Crane
What are you waiting for?!? Sign up right now!
Wow! I am exhausted just telling you what’s going on this month. It is sure to be super-busy and extra-exciting! Now it’s your turn to tell me a few things.
So, Bandita Buddies, what are you anticipating most highly this holiday season? Lighting candles? Singing songs? Feasting with friends and family? Opening a highly-anticipated gift? Curling up with a terrific book? Hm…my answer may be “all of the above”…
Posted by Christina Brooke Nov 1 2012, 12:01 am in Addison Fox, Anna Campbell, Catherine Gayle, coming attractions, contests, Jessica Andersen, Miranda Neville, Nancy Robards, Tiffany Clare, vanessa kelly
While we Aussies are getting out our swimming cossies and slapping on the sunscreen, soon, all our American friends will be hauling out their winter woollies and gearing up for Thanksgiving.
(Perhaps some will be shivering sooner than others. There’s been some extreme weather up there. We hope our Bandita Buddies and their loved ones are all safe and sound!)
Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or getting warm by the fire, it’s a balmy day poolside in the lair.
Here’s what we have coming up for you this month:
On November 2, Catherine Gayle will chat to us about her book SEVEN MINUTES IN DEVON.
November 3 brings a very special guest–Lorna Doone from Suzanne Ferrell’s new small town contemporary romance, CLOSE TO HOME.
Lorna runs the Peaches ‘N Cream cafe, the local hangout where all the good stuff happens (you know the mayor tends to hold court there, most dates start or end there, and any good gossip can be found there), and Lorna has no problem sticking her foot into people’s private or not-so-private business. So if you’re in the mood for a gossip and a good dose of Lorna’s medicine, drop by on Saturday. You’re in for a treat!
What a very special event we have coming up on November 6! It’s Election Day in the US and party time in the Lair as Jeanne interviews Nancy to launch RENEGADE.
Join us as we celebrate the Bad Bandita’s highly anticipated debut!
All good things must come to an end, and SPELLFIRE, the book Nightkeepers fans have been waiting for, will close that series. On November 8, Jessica Anderson joins Nancy to chat about the finale.
On Friday, 9th November, Tiffany Clare is returning to the lair to tell us about her fabulous new series, the Dangerous Rogues, and to introduce her new release WICKED NIGHTS WITH A PROPER LADY.
November 12 brings Vanessa Kelly back to the lair with HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE:
“This holiday, seduction is the sweetest gift of all.”
On Friday, 16th November, Nancy Robards Thompson and Katherine Garbera visit the lair to tell us all about their latest releases TEXAS CHRISTMAS and CALLING ALL THE SHOTS.
This should be a lot of fun!
Addison Fox visits the lair on November 21st to chat with Suz about COME FLY WITH ME.
On Tuesday, 27th November, lair favorite Miranda Neville will visit to tell us all about her great new series and her latest release THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED
Anna Campbell is running a Women of Style Unite to Win Totes! contest on her website. This contest gives TWO lucky people the chance to win a matching SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED tote bag and signed book. All you need to do is tell Anna the name of book 2 in the Sons of Sin series. You might just find the answer in her November latest news. Just email Anna on annacampbellhistorical @hotmail.com (no spaces) with your answer to be in the draw.
The contest closes 31st December, 2012, and entry is open internationally. For more information, please check out Anna’s contest page.
To celebrate the launch of Renegade, Nancy Northcott is giving away an Everyday Magic prize package and a couple of smaller prizes. For details, visit Nancy’s website.
Nancy also is running a contest on Fresh Fiction for a dragon goblet, a Keeper Kase with a collection of cards, and a Kindle or Nook download of Renegade. to enter, visit her contest page at Fresh Fiction.
And of course, don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter which offers a treasure chest of prizes to be won each month!
Posted by Kate Carlisle Sep 1 2012, 12:05 am in coming attractions, guest blogger, Kate Carlisle, romance bandits, romance novels
Where did Summer go? Five minutes ago, it was May, and I had all sorts of plans for enjoying the longer days of June, July, and August. Wow, if they were longer, you could’ve fooled me! Three months – poof – gone!
The Golden Rooster is growing an extra layer of feathers to prepare for the cooler weather, but the cabana boys will keep the Lair nice and cozy warm for us. We have all sorts of great stuff planned for you this month, with scores of fabulous guest authors to keep us entertained. Click on these book covers to learn more about each book!
On September 2, Karen Kelley joins us in the Lair to talk to Donna about her latest book, WHERE THERE’S A WILL. Here’s the tag line: Her fantasies were wild but buried deep. He might take her beyond them… Whew, don’t miss this one!
And on September 4, Donna is back to host Harlequin author Jules Bennett who’ll be here to discuss her newest Desire, WHATEVER THE PRICE.
On Friday, 7th September, Anna Campbell hosts brilliant and popular historical romance author Shana Galen who will be talking about her sparkling new release (pun intended), WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND from SourceBooks Casablanca.
Kate hosts fellow Harlequin author Sarah Anderson on September 9. Sarah returns to the Lair to chat about her latest Desire, A MAN OF DISTINCTION, and to share the secrets of making book jewelry!
Launch party in the lair on the 10th September! Woo hoo!! Foanna aka Anna Campbell is so excited about her new book SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED, book 1 in the Sons of Sin series, that she’s holding a launch party two weeks before it’s out! Heavens to Betsy, she’s going to have a headache by the time the book’s actually on the shelves on 25th September. Swing by for one of the infamous lair launch celebrations. Cabana boys! Margaritas! Sven! And a special appearance by the Singing Rogues of Romancelandia.
And make sure you enter Foanna’s latest website contest where she’s giving away FIVE copies of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
On September 11, Christina hosts Lair favorite Denise Rossetti who joins us to talk about her upcoming release — the final, heart-stopping installment in her Five-Sided Pentacle series from Berkley, THE DARK ROSE.
On September 12, we welcome SuperRomance author Ellen Hartman back to the Lair! She’ll be chatting with Beth about her latest release, OUT OF BOUNDS.
On Tuesday, 18th September, Aussie debut author – and contest queen – Bec McMaster visits the lair to talk about KISS OF STEEL, the first book in her London Steampunk series. Bec’s great fun so you won’t want to miss this one!
On Wednesday, 19th September, romance superstar Sarah Mayberry is Anna Campbell’s guest. Sarah’s talking about her wonderful new Harlequin SuperRomance WITHIN REACH which has one of the prettiest covers we’ve seen in ages.
Romantic suspense author Melinda Leigh returns to the Lair on September 21. She and Nancy will chat about Melinda’s latest release, Midnight Exposure.
And on September 27, Debut author (and 2011 Golden Heart finalist) Valerie Bowman makes her first Lair appearance as Nancy’s guest. They’ll discuss Melinda’s Regency romp, Secrets of a Wedding Night.
That’s what’s on tap for September. We’re packing a LOT into 30 days… the poor rooster is going to be running around like a chicken – hmmm… no, sorry, I can’t bring myself to say it! He’s going to be busy. Let’s leave it at that.
Every month in our newsletter, we want to feature one of you – the Bandita Buddy of the Month! But not everyone is comfortable in the spotlight, so I thought I’d ask you directly – would you like to be a Bandita Buddy of the Month? Or are you too shy? (If you say yes, then you may well be contacted by newsletter editors in the coming months!)
So… what’s on tap for you this month?
Posted by Cassondra Murray Jul 1 2012, 12:45 am in coming attractions, July 2012
We have one bandita launch in July. Join us on the 12th to read about Suzanne Ferrell’s latest book!
July starts with three days of guests rockin’ the Lair. Tomorrow, July 2, we kick off the month with Diane Kelly and her IRS Special agent Tara Holloway. Diane and Nancy will talk about Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray.
On July 3, professional chef and romance author Amanda Usen will be here to discuss True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes and her latest release, LUSCIOUS. Sven is especially excited to have a chef in the Lair.
July 4th is not only a U. S. national holiday but… Party in the Lair! Kate welcomes back Sarah M. Anderson to celebrate the publication of her latest Desire, A MAN OF PRIVILEGE.
Sven is not looking forward to July 5th, because Jeanne and Cassondra will host one of their famous food fights. Join them to voice your opinion about which summer potluck food is your favorite.
Fab Aussie author Kylie Griffin is Anna Campbell’s guest on Friday, 6th July. She’ll be talking about her second book in the Light Blade series, ALLIANCE FORGED, and giving away a copy. Her first visit was great fun so don’t miss her this time around.
Fans of Patricia Rice‘s The Marquess won’t want to miss her visit to the Lair on June 16. She’s releasing The English Heiress, the sequel readers have clamored for. Yes, Michael O’Toole, the marquess’s adopted brother, has his own story at last. Patricia and Nancy will chat about Michael’s journey to publication and Patricia’s other upcoming projects.
On June 18, author Jon Land returns with his first RT Top Pick (Congratulations, Jon!), Strong Vengeance. He and Nancy will discuss this fifth outing of Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and mostly reformed hit man Cort Wesley Masters.
A lot of the Bandits will be in Anaheim the next week, but I’ll still be around, and so will a bunch of the other Bandits. The lair will still be hopping, so pop in, keep us company while our Bandita sisters are away, and see what we’re up to.
Trish hosts Lindsey Brookes on July 27. She’ll be celebrating the release of her debut book, Jimmie Joe Johnson: Manwhore, which is a hilarious hick-lit romance from Kensington’s new e-line.
We close out the month with Beth’s guest Alison Stone. On July 31st, Alison is here to tell us about her books RANDOM ACTS and TOO CLOSE TO HOME.
Finally, Anna Campbell is running an ARCs, ARCs, ARCs! contest on her website where she’s giving three lucky readers the chance to win a signed Advanced Reader Copy of her next release SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. All you have to do is email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (no spaces) and tell her the name of Sidonie’s horse in the brand-new excerpt she’s just posted on Rogue’s book page. http://annacampbell.info/rogue.html
So that’s July in the Bandit Lair. We have the AC on full, with the GR alternately complaining about the heat outside and boasting about how comfortable he is in the homes of various buddies. We’re hunkering down out of the heat. How about you? Do you have plans for the month? What’s your favorite way to beat the heat? And in the southern hemisphere, is it a cold winter?
Posted by Nancy Northcott Jun 1 2012, 12:31 am in coming attractions, contest, Guest Authors, June Coming Attractions, new releases
Wow, it’s June already! The boy is home from school, the dh is muttering about summer school, and many RWA members are already thinking ahead to the national conference next month. Before we get to that, though, we have an exciting month to enjoy!
There are several bandita releases this month: Donna’s The Casanova Code, Christina’s A Duchess to Remember, Tawny’s “Wild Thing” in the Blazing Bedtime Stories VII anthology, Anna C.’s “The Chinese Bed” in The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance, and Beth’s Unraveling the Past. Anna C. has a contest going, too. More details below!
Our first June guest is Debra Mullins, who’ll join me June 3 to discuss her western historicals, Donovan’s Bed and The Lawman’s Surrender from Samhain’s Retro imprint. If you enjoy a good western, don’t miss Deb’s visit!
Then on June 5, it’s Party Time in the Lair. Join us and kick up your heels as Donna launches The Casanova Code, Book 1 of The Rake Patrol.
The first full week of the month is a busy one. After Donna’s launch party, Anna Campbell has two terrific guests!
On Wednesday, 6th June, Anna Campbell hosts uber talented Aussie fantasy romance author M.J. Scott (www.mjscott.net) who will be talking about her latest release in the Half-Light City Series, BLOOD KIN.
On Thursday, 7th June, lair favorite Annie West (www.annie-west.com) returns to talk about her latest North American release, the sublime UNDONE BY HIS TOUCH.
On 10th June, Anna Campbell launches The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance, which includes her story “The Chinese Bed.” We’ll party hearty for that one! Info about Anna’s contest in honor of the launch is at the bottom of the newsletter.
We’ll rock along with just the usual crowd for a few days–you know, recovering from all this fun, giving Sven’s crew a chance to tidy up a bit–until Tawny celebrates the official launch of the Blazing Bedtime Stories VII antho, which includes her short story “Wild Thing.”
Just call him Prince Charming…Compared to her beautiful siblings, groomer Andrea Tanner always felt like an ugly stepsister. But when she’s left tied up and fuming, her prize pooch, Medusa, stolen, Andrea can’t help hoping her prince will come. And he does.Hunky P.I. Percy Graham arrives in time to save the day—and to remind her that he hasn’t forgotten the naughty night they once shared….
On June 19, Suz welcomes J. A. London to the Lair.
June 20 is another party day, as Beth launches her latest Superromance, Unraveling the Past.
Break out the cabana boys, it’s party time again! The third in Christina Brooke’s Ministry of Marriage series, A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER is out on June 26!
Wow, we have a rocking month ahead! Sven looks worried. *g* But he swears there’ll be no store-bought canapes at any party he supervises.
On June 27, Regina Hart continues her series with the professional basketball team – the Brooklyn Monarchs – with this “ripped-from-the-headlines” tale of marriage on the rocks, Keeping Score. Professional basketball player Warrick Evans has avoided scandal and media attention while getting the Brooklyn Monarchs to the playoffs. Now the media and public are delving into the intimate details of his personal life. While never doubting her love for her husband, Dr. Marilyn Devry-Evans begins wondering whether this is the life she wants.
Liz Lipperman visits with Suz on June 28 with BEEF STOLEN OFF, the second in a series. And isn’t that an intriguing title?
Join us on June 29th as award-winning author Tamara Hogan drops in to chat about CHASE ME, the latest installment in her Underbelly Chronicles. Tamara writes paranormal romance with a sci-fi twist, set in a world skimming just under the surface of ours. Drop in and get to know her!
June 30 will be a day of rest and gladness of the cabana boys before we roll on into July. It’s also the last day of Anna Campbell’s cool contest.
To celebrate the release of her novelette, “The Chinese Bed”, in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE which is available on 7th June, Anna Campbell is giving away THREE copies of this wonderful anthology to lucky readers. All you need to do is email Anna on anna AT annacampbell DOT info with the name of the hero and heroine of “The Chinese Bed.” Just a hint – you might find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/chinesebed.html
The contest closes 30th June, 2012, and entry is open internationally. For more information, please check out Anna’s website at: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
Posted by Donna MacMeans May 1 2012, 12:14 am in Anna DeStefano, Cara Elliott, Casey Daniels, coming attractions, Ellen Hartman, J. A. London, Karen Kelly, Karyn Gerrard, kristan higgins, May, Sandy Blair, Sister Pact, Trish Milburn
It’s an exciting month in the lair! Not only do we have some fabulous guests chatting alongside some fabulous banditas – we also have a launch party! Trish will be introducing another in her Teagues of Texas series on May 4th. Doesn’t this cover just make you smile ?
Don’t forget to check out the contests offered for May at the bottom of the post. Prizes, prizes everywhere!
On Wednesday, 2nd May, we have great Aussie authors Ros Baxter and Ali Ahearn visiting the lair as Anna Campbell’s guests. Ros is a debut author and Ali is better known to the Banditas and Bandita Buddies under her Medical Romance persona Amy Andrews. (www.amyandrews.com.au <http://www.amyandrews.com.au> ) Ros and Ali are sisters and they’ve written a wonderful book together called SISTER PACT.
On May 3, Anna Destefano chats with Nancy about Anna’s new release from Entangled Publishing, HER FORGETTEN BETRAYAL.
Don’t forget Trish will be launching THE COWBOY SHERIFF on the 4th.
May 5th – We have the lovely Cara Elliott launching the second book in her “Lords of Midnight” trilogy, TOO TEMPTING TO RESIST!
May 6th – Prepare to have laugh. Kristin Higgins is joining us with SOMEBODY TO LOVE.
May 7th – Have you ever had the urge to travel back in time? How about forward in time? Karyn Gerrard joins us to talk about her unique time travel, TIMELESS LOVE.
MAY 16th – What’s a girl to do when she gets kicked out of hell and only has a week to steal a soul? Easy, she heads straight for the delicious corruptible looking cowboy sitting at the bar and all hell breaks loose. USA Today Bestseller, Karen Kelly is in the lair with WHERE THERE’S SMOKE. (and that cover is sure smoking )
May 18th – Casey Daniels is back! Can’t wait to see what she’s working on this time. It’s bound to be fun.
On May 21st Superromance author Ellen Hartman joins us to discuss her latest release THE LONG SHOT!
May 28th – JA London joins us with a debut YA paranormal DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN, The first novel in the Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy
May 31st – What a way to wrap up a month. Sandy Blair joins us with her print release of her book THE KING’S MISTRESS. (Another gorgeous cover!)
We do give a monthly prize of books selected from our newsletter subscribers. Be sure to sign up so you won’t miss out!
To celebrate the release of her novelette, “The Chinese Bed”, in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE which is available on 7th June, Anna Campbell is giving away THREE copies of this wonderful anthology to lucky readers. All you need to do is email Anna on anna @ annacampbell.info (remove the spaces) with the name of the hero and heroine of “The Chinese Bed.” Just a hint – you might find the answer here: http://annacampbell.info/chinesebed.html
The contest closes 30th June, 2012, and entry is open internationally. For more information, please check out Anna’s website at: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
To celebrate the June release of THE CASANOVA CODE, Donna MacMeans is choosing a name from her newsletter list to receive a cherry blossom pendant necklace from the Smithsonian Institute(cherry blossoms play a role in the book). To see the necklace and to enter, go to www.DonnaMacMeans.com and sign up. A winner will be chosen for both May and June.