Posted by Anna Sugden Aug 1 2012, 1:06 am in 2012 Olympics, Anna Campbell, Anna Sugden, Antony Ferguson, August coming attractions, Barbara Monajem, Beth Andrews, book launch, Carol Strickland, Cindy Nord, Elizabeth Essex, Exclusive content, Heather Snow, Kate Carlisle, Katie McGarry, Manda Collins, Members Den, Mia Downing
The weather here in England has finally become summery! The rain has stopped and we’ve finally been able to break out the t-shirts and shorts. I’m crossing fingers, throwing salt over my shoulders and doing that Italian spitting thing to prevent its return … just in case!
Of course, things are also heating up over here because of the Olympics. After the fantastic spectacle of the Opening Ceremony, events are underway and medals being won. Even though we couldn’t get tickets to any of the events, it’s a wonderful experience and we’re so proud to be the hosts. We’re watching the drama unfold on TV … the agony and the ecstasy … with a nice glass of Pimms. Hope you are too!
The heat is rising in the Lair too (Ermingarde is not to blame this time … though I’m not so sure about that pesky bird!) as we have Bandita launches to celebrate, lots of fabulous guests and an Olympic level of fun.
Paolo has been given the honour of firing the starter’s pistol this month, as long as he doesn’t aim it at Ermingarde. So, without further ado …
Mark August 6th and 20th in your diaries as we have two fabulous Bandita launches this month!
You won’t want to miss the party on the 6th as Kate launches her latest Bibliophile mystery, PERIL IN PAPERBACK! Like many of you, I can’t wait to see what Brooklyn’s up to in her latest adventure!
Kate’s also got a contest … To celebrate the release of PERIL IN PAPERBACK, she is offering one lucky winner each month (July, August and September 2012) a signed set of the first 5 books in the series: HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER, IF BOOKS COULD KILL, THE LIES THAT BIND, MURDER UNDER COVER and ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE, in either print or eBook format. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST!
On August 20th, we’re partying again in celebration of the release of ON HER SIDE, the second book in Beth’s The Truth about the Sullivans’ trilogy!
Sven will be busy in the Lair kitchen making snacks for all our guests. Let’s see who’s joining us this month:
On Thursday, 2nd August, sparkling Manda Collins will visit to talk about her sparkling new release, HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE, the second book in her Ugly Ducklings series. Manda’s always fun so you won’t want to miss this!
Barbara Monajem returns to the Lair on August 3rd, to celebrate the release of TO RESCUE OR RAVISH, her latest novella from Harlequin Undone. Barbara will share fascinating tidbits about the 19th-century equivalent of paparazzis.
Bandita Jeanne welcomes longtime friend and colleague Barbara Devlin
on August 4th for the debut of her fabulous historical series, ENTER THE BRETHREN
. Featuring a secret society of hunky seafaring heroes and the brilliant, gorgeous women who love them, Barbara’s books are engrossing, passionate and deliciously good.
Joan welcomes Harlequin Teen debut author Katie McGarry on Aug 7th with her incredible YA book PUSHING THE LIMITS.
On 10th August, we’ve got a first for the lair so the cabana boys will need to be on their best behaviour. Anna Campbell is hosting English actor Antony Ferguson who is the voice behind the audiobook of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. Join us while we find out all about how an audiobook is created! To celebrate Antony’s visit, Anna will give away an ARC of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED – although if you want to hear rather than read the book before the release date of 25th September, you’ll have to read it aloud yourself or find someone to read it to you!
On the 11th, we have fabulous historical romance writer (and 2012 RITA nominee) Elizabeth Essex to chat to us about her sexy new release, ALMOST A SCANDAL.
What ever happened to romances set during the American civil war? Civil war re-enactor and debut author Cindy Nord will be joining us on August 12th to talk about NO GREATER GLORY. Donna says – it’s about time! May this signal a resurgence of romances set during this time of sweeping conflicts.
On August 18, Nancy interviews writer and painter Carol Strickland about the mix of those two art forms in her life.
Mia Downing joins us on the 19th to talk about the first book in her erotic romantic suspense trilogy.
The lovely Heather Snow joins us on 20 August with her new historical romance, SWEET DECEPTION.
On August 28th, NYT Bestselling author Jodi Thomas is back in the Lair with WILD TEXAS ROSE, the sixth book in her Whispering Mountain series released August 7.
If all that wasn’t enough, 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 excerpt posted on Rogue’s book page. http://annacampbell.info/rogue.html
Are things hot, hot, hot for you in August? Are you watching the Olympics? Which Olympic events do you think we should stage in the Lair?
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