A Note To Readers
Well the biggest piece of news I have is that Jeanne Louise's story called Lady Is A Vamp is now out! This release sort of crept up on me so I'm still a little surprised it's already here. I hope you enjoy the new challenges that this story brings to light. Tricky... very tricky...
On that note here are a couple of reviews that may help you decide whether you'd like to read it or not. Long and Short Reviews and My Overstuffed Bookshelf. Also I have been told that Lady Is A Vamp is up for a possible award so if you feel like participating in the Book Of The Month poll at Long and Short Reviews than you can vote this weekend (August 4th or 5th).
As many of you know, I just got back from the annual RWA conference that took place in Anaheim, CA this year and I had a really good time. Lots of people came to see me at both the Literacy for Life book signing and at Avon's Open House. I had a chance to chat with a lot of readers as well as many authors.
Some of you had so much energy! I was wondering if someone was handing out samples of Red Bull at the conference! LOL. Well, whatever the reason the energy was high and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did get quite a few questions from readers. The overriding questions seemed to be; Who's story is coming out after Jeanne Louise's? and; Will I be continuing on with the series? So for any enquiring minds who want to know, the next book comes out on February 26, 2013. It is Anders' story called Immortal Ever After. And Yes, I plan on writing more books in the Argeneau series. <WG>
While in Anaheim we decided to visit Disneyland and it was a LOT of fun. The reason we went was for the rides and they didn't disappoint. My opinion is that if a ride can make a grown man scream like a girl then it's an instant hit in my books. We went on Space Mountain (a roller coaster which takes place in pitch black), Splash Mountain (yes, we did get wet), Star Tours (fun!), The Twilight Zone (ouch! this one was murder on the back), Grizzly River Run (Terri was SOAKED. LOL), Soarin Over California (very soothing, calm ride), Toy Story Mania (here you get to play target practice), and the Haunted Mansion (really not very scary) just to name a few. The one ride that did us all in was the FERRIS WHEEL. Beware of the ferris wheel ! Mickey's Fun Wheel has the same rocking motion you would feel if you were in a small boat that was going over very large, rolling waves. I know this from first-hand experience, unfortunately. We all felt pretty sick by the end of it.
As a rule the bigger, faster and scarier the ride was, the more Terri and I would laugh. At one point there was a woman looking at us like we were crazy and muttered something a little loudly to her husband. I only understood two words, 'loco' and 'diablo'. If I had to guess I'd say she was telling him to 'stay away from the crazy people that don't have the common sense to get scared on the devil ride'. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.
I hope you enjoy what's left of our summer. And if you haven't taken some time off to enjoy the hot weather yet, I'm telling you to do so! Listen to Dr. Lynsay. Even if it's only a short weekend trip or even a few days off picnicking in a nearby park or at a beach somewhere just get out and be with your family and friends! :-)
Argeneau Trivia Game
Here's a little more word play in reference to some of you favourite characters. These are based on the books you know and love! We will post the answers in the next newsletter.
1.Which immortal turned herself?
2. Which Argeneau is a true die hard romantic ?
3. Which immortal sees dead people ?
4. What do Etienne and Elvi have in common ?
5. What did Jeanne Louise and Greg have in common ?
6. Which immortal was turned during a bus accident?
7. Which immortal is the Kevin O'Leary of the Argeneaus ?
8. Which Argeneau has been the unluckiest in love up until his current life mate?
Answers to last month's trivia...
1. They're all grumpy ; 2. They have a genetic anomaly that forces them to feed 'off the hoof' ; 3. Name ; 4. Both have slept in coffins ; 5. Spider Man ; 6. Lissianna is a hemaphobe ; 7.Jeanne Louise ; 8. Jo Willan, and Anders took a shine to her dog as well.
Answers to Lady Is A Vamp Crossword
This crossword was published in the last newsletter and is based on the book Lady Is A Vamp. Here are the answers!
6 Jeanne Louise works in one of these. (3)
8 Being an immortal has it's advantages. An immortal doesn't have to worry about getting sick as they can r____ d______. (13)
10 Mrs Stuart said some pretty awful things to Paul's daughter. When someone is angry and bitter they are called _____. (5)
12 Jeanne Louise is always at work. She is the poster child for a __________. (10)
14 One of Jeanne Louise's brothers. (6)
17 The thought of Paul unchaining Jeanne Louise was quite _________ to her so she lied and said she was hungry in the hopes he'd do so. (9)
19 One of these caught the image of Paul sneaking from Lester's trunk to Jeanne Louise's car. (6)
20 Fred the security guard calls Jeanne Louise this and it makes her feel like a child. (10)
22 Paul chose to kidnap Jeanne Louise from the employee parking ______. (6)
23 All mortal employees of Argeneau Enterprises must undergo one of these sporadically to make sure they are ok mentally and not planning something stupid like kidnapping an immortal. (9)
26 Paul's eye colour. (5)
28 Jeanne Louise was the head of a ____ of scientists in her department working on genetic anomalies. (4)
29 Immortals have the ability to use mind _______ on mortals. Their life mate is the only exception. (7)
30 There are advantages to being immortal. Immortals l___ l_____ than mortals by centuries or more. (10)
31 Paul used the element of surprise on Jeanne Louise by ______ in her backseat. (6)
1 One of Jeanne Louise's aunts. (7)
2 We are all doing this every day. Some are just _____ faster than others. (5)
3 Mrs Stuart is a nasty ___ ___. (Hint: elderly farm animal) (6)
4 Paul snuck into this employee's trunk in order to get into the employee parking garage undetected. (6)
5 Jeanne Louise couldn't ____ Paul when she woke up and figured it was an after effect of the tranquilizer he gave her. (4)
6 Paul's daughter's name. (4)
7 Jeanne Louise woke up chained to a h_______ b__. (11)
9 These immortals are in charge of cleaning up situations like the mess Jeanne Louise found herelf in. (9)
11 There are advantages to being immortal. Physically they stay and look _____ because the nanos are constantly repairing any damage to their cells. (5)
13 Where Paul would see Jeanne Louise every day when he was working at Argeneau Enterprises. (9)
15 Paul's job was working on making new _____ that would work on immortals. (5)
16 Most immortals could survive on ______ blood. But a genetic anomally affected a minor few that forced them to feed 'off the hoof'. (6)
18 Livy was on strong ____ ____ to make the pain she was feeling tolerable enough to stay home with her dad. (8)
19 Paul desperately wanted a ____ for his sick daughter. (4)
21 Mrs Stuart was used as a babysitter because she used to be a _____ and she was available. (5)
24 Jeanne Louise woke up wrapped in a steel _____. (5)
25 Jeanne Louise's kidnapper. (4)
27 Paul and Jeanne Louise both work in this branch of Argeneau Enterprises. (5)
28 When a mortal becomes an immortal, they must go through one of these. (4)
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