Posted by Christina Brooke Jan 3 2015, 12:19 am in Angel in Armani, Christina Brooke guest, Melanie Scott, The Devil in Denim
Happy new year to all of you BBs out there! We hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday season. Today, I have a special guest for you, talking about a subject that’s close to all of our hearts 🙂 Welcome, Melanie!
Hello all, I’m very happy to be back in the Lair (thank you Christina and the Bandits for letting me come play again!)
Now that the holiday craziness is over and it’s 2015 (really? How is that even possible?), I wanted to talk about a very important topic…the impossible hotness of men in suits. Now the hero of my first New York Saints book, The Devil in Denim wasn’t a suit fan. He liked jeans. A blazer, shirt and tie with his jeans was probably as close as you were going to get him to a suit for daily life (stubborn, that Alex). But Lucas, the hero of book 2, Angel in Armani is a surgeon. And he likes a good suit.
I have to admit, so do I. Particularly on men who wear them well. There’s just something about a man in a well-cut suit that makes me a little week at the knees.
It doesn’t matter if it’s pinstripes:
Or your classic [black/navy]
I love them all. And don’t even get me started on the magical powers of a good tuxedo (I mean, just look…)
And I have to confess that my heroine, Sara, has the same problem as me. She kind of falls for the gorgeous Lucas and his gorgeous suits before they’ve really ever had a conversation. Which leads to a little bit of trouble down the line. The best kind of trouble :D.
So how about you? What do you like to spot a guy wearing? A suit? The classic white t-shirt and jeans? Bad boy leather perhaps? Or maybe nothing at all….?
Tell me and we can drool together. And to celebrate the joy of suits and the joy of having a new book out, I’m giving away two copies of either The Devil in Denim or Angel in Armani (winners’ choice!).
Posted by Susan Sey Jan 1 2015, 12:47 am in A Perfect Catch, A Scoundrel by Moonlight, Anna Campbell, Anna Sugden, Barbara Milech, Booktopia, coming attractions, Erika Kelly, Gerri Russell, Guests, Helen Fordham, Laura Simcox, Melanie Scott, Miranda Neville, newsletter, Susan Sey, What a Duke Dares
Welcome to 2015, Romance Lovers!
Here’s hoping your holidays were everything wonderful — low-key, low-stress & full of delicious pie! On the off chance that they were actually full of family drama & burnt cookies (as so many are!), never fear! We have your back. Here at the Romance Bandits, we specialize in justice served & happily ever after. Check out what we’ve got queued up for you in January & tell me if you don’t feel better!
On January 3, we have the lovely Melanie Scott returning with one of those beautiful boys of baseball in ANGEL IN ARMANI.
We always love to see historical romance author Miranda Neville in the lair. She has a sparkling sense of humor that even gets Ermingarde laughing. On Monday, 5th January, Miranda is visiting us to talk about her latest release THE DUKE OF DARK DESIRES.
Debut author Erika Kelly brings a hot story about a rising rock star and his manager to the Lair on January 6th, when she talks about YOU REALLY GOT ME, the first book in her Rock Star Romance series.
On January 9, we have a change of pace as Helen Fordham and Barbara Milech join Nancy to discuss their research on romance, romantic Love, and ‘the want of a fortune.'” This look at economics and romance was inspired by their conversation about shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and The Farmer Takes a Wife. Should be a great discussion!
On January 20, Laura Simcox will be visiting with our own Caren Crane here in the Lair and talking about the first book in her First Daughters series, VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: GEORGIA. That title alone should grab some attention!
On January 21, Nancy welcomes the fabulous Gerri Russell who is celebrating the release of her first contemporary, FLIRTING WITH FELICITY. Gerri writing contemporary? Now that’s going to be fun!
Don’t miss Anna Campbell’s latest website contest where she’s giving away THREE ARCs of her May release, A SCOUNDREL BY MOONLIGHT. Just email her on dsc26655 @ bigpond.net.au (no spaces) and tell her the name of the hero and heroine of Scoundrel. You might find the answer here. For more information about the contest, check out her website!
Anna Sugden says: I have the third book in my New Jersey Ice Cats series launching on Jan 30th – A PERFECT CATCH. Keep an eye out for my blog tour where you can read the entire first chapter for free! Details on my website. I will also be running a Goodreads contest during January to win copies of A Perfect Catch, so keep your eye out if you’re over on Goodreads!
A SEAL’S SACRIFICE kicks off the Sexy Short Stories series from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Tawny Weber, companion stories to her award winning Sexy SEALs series. Never underestimate a sexy, stubborn SEAL…
On January 30th Anna Sugden is releasing book 3 of her New Jersey Ice Cats series, A PERFECT CATCH! And keep a lookout for the French release of Book 2, A PERFECT TRADE, in February!
Anna Campbell’s third Sons of Sin book, WHAT A DUKE DARES, was featured in major Aussie book retailer Booktopia’s list of the top books of 2014. Click the link to check it out! We’re so proud!
And that’s just what we’ve got planned! Who knows what awesomeness will crop up as the month rolls on? Stay tuned, dear readers!
We’re playing a fun game with our newsletter subscribers this month (wait, you’re not a newsletter subscriber?? Get over to the Members Only tab immediately & sign up! Fun, games, prizes! Don’t miss out!) Ahem, so where was I? Oh, yes, the game. We’re asking our newsletter subscribers to play a game with us in which we offer up a New Year’s Resolution – not for ourselves but for the rest of the world. If you could improve ONE THING about everybody else, what would it be?
Posted by Anna Campbell Aug 1 2014, 12:01 am in Anna Campbell, coming attractions, Guests, Jesse Hayworth, Jo Davis, Kim Law, Lorraine Heath, Melanie Scott, Sandra Owens, Tawny Weber
Anyone a Neil Diamond fan? There was a stage in my teenage life when I thought he was the bee’s knees and I wished my name was Caroline!
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 RIDGE. Jesse will tell us about the challenges and the fun of writing a reunion of exes.
On 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
Contemporary romance author Kim Law will be in the Lair Aug. 18 to celebrate the release of her latest title, SPRINKLES ON TOP.
On 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!
On 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!
On 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.…
On 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!
Because 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?