Lynsay Sands Newsletter
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A Note From Lynsay

I hope all my American friends had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! And...now that it's over we can turn our attention to--what else?--Christmas! 

Really, while I'm not keen on the shopping madness that hits people this time of year, and the commercialization that has kind of taken over the holiday, I do love the chance to visit and celebrate with family and friends. Read on...

 
New Releases

June 8, 2010: The following e-books were released: Love is Blind, The Perfect Wife, The Reluctant Reformer, What She Wants, Love Bites, Single White Vampire and Tall, Dark & Hungry.

June 22, 2010: The following e-books were released: The Brat and The Chase

June 29, 2010: Harper Collins reissued Love Bites, Single White Vampire and Tall, Dark & Hungry. This is good news for anyone who has had difficulty finding a copy of these stories.

July 13, 2010: The following e-book were released: Bliss

July 20, 2010: The following e-books were released: Always, Sweet Revenge, The Switch, The Key, and The Deed

August 31, 2010: Born To Bite, the thirteenth book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series, is here! Armand Argeneau has been living on a farm squirrelled away from public life for decades without anyone bothering him. Until now that is. Lucian has been kind enough to volunteer Armand to babysit Eshe d'Aureus in order to protect her from a rogue vampire out for revenge. At least that's the story he's told. In reality, Eshe was sent to Armand on assignment to find clues to explain his many wives' 'accidental' deaths. This installment of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series will also answer the unanswered questions from Nicholas's story, The Renegade Hunter.

November 30, 2010: Hungry For You, the fourteenth book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series will be coming out this December. It involves the last of the Willan sisters, Alex, and one of Martine Argeneau's older sons, Cale. Alex is a successful chef and restauranteur trying to expand her business, unfortunately the new location's debut seems to be riddled with bad luck. Can Cale, a successful european chef . . . er . . . businessman, help her keep her business afloat and still keep her frazzled attention long enough to see him for who he really is . . . the love of her life?


Upcoming Releases

January 25, 2011: The Countess, the first book in Lynsay's new historical series called the Madison Sisters will be starting 2011 off right! A fairytale marriage Christiana did not have. As a matter of fact the best part about it was the abrupt ending when her husband, Richard (or Dicky as he liked to be called), died. Or at least that's what they thought when Christiana and her sisters put him on ice. Only he didn't stay dead AND he became nice... huh?! And now the new and improved Richard can't help wondering if Christiana's sweetness isn't all an act. That she's actually a money-hungry murderess with great acting skills.

February 22, 2011: The Heiress, the second book in the Madison Sisters series will be hard on the Countess's heels. You met Suzette in Christiana's story and now you get to hear her story. Suzette needs a husband NOW. No doddling, whining or even love required. Anyone would do and the poorer the better as she needs a potential husband who is happy and pliable so she can access her substantial dowry to help pay off her father's overwhelming gambling debts. Daniel seemed to fit the bill to a 't' and their obvious chemistry was an added bonus. Now the only issue would be to try to stay alive and keep their hands off each other long enough to keep Suzette's virtue intact until they make it to Gretna Green.

May 31, 2011: The Reluctant Vampire, the fifteenth book in the Argeneau series is set in the little town of Port Henry and involves one of Elvi's potential suitors from The Accidental Vampire, Harpernus Stoyan. Harper lost his lifemate, Jenny, during her turn and has blamed himself for her death ever since, so he's rather happy for the distraction when Tiny and Mirabeau arrive with a young immortal in tow. Stephanie McGill is a young newly turned, immortal who is being hunted by a mad no-fanger named Leonius. When Anders and Drina Argenis (Argeneau) arrive to help, Harper finds himself working with the beautiful young Spanish woman. But things get interesting when Stephanie decides to take on the role of cupid and bring Drina and a reluctant Harper together. How much trouble could a newly turned teenage vamp be?

 
Argeneau Contest #15

The winners of a signed copy of Hungry For You is Andi Knapp and Lesley McTighe. Thank-you so much as the response to this contest was overwhelming. There are a LOT of great recipes that in the end we took that top 30 recipes that we saw and drew names.

Here are the winners' recipes and there will be more posted in future newsletters. Have fun! :-)

Homemade Mac & Cheese from my Grandmother

LARGE & deep baking dish - spray with nonstick spray
One & half boxes of elbow macaroni - cooked and drained
One 8 oz. block of each of the following cheese - Mild cheddar, medium cheddar, Sharp cheddar, Extra Sharp cheddar & Colby cheese
Onion chopped - you decide how much you like!!

Put in the bowl in layers
1. start with the macaroni, salt & pepper, onion, then hand shred or cut thin slices of 1/4 of each block of cheese
2. Repeat the above until you end with cheese on top!!
3. Add Milk - pour over until it is half to 3/4 up the bowl
4. preheat your over at 350 and bake for 30 - 45 minutes (depending on how crunchy you want the top layer of cheese!)


Jewish Apple Cake

filling:
3 or 4 large apples diced (larger the better)
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon

mix apples, sugar, and cinnamon together and set aside

batter:
3 cups un sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice

beat all ingredients together until smooth. Pour half the batter into greased(crisco grease) and floured bunt pan(after you grease and flour it take a piece of wax paper and cut it to fit the bottom this helps keep it from sticking and should have the cake come out with no problem). Then pour half the apple filling over the batter and then add rest of batter and rest of apple filling as a topping.

350 degrees for an hour and 20 minutes (might take a little longer just toothpick test at that time and adjust as needed )

 
Argeneau Christmas Crossword

This crossword is based on the characters from the Argeneau series that you know and love. Hope you enjoy it! Read on...

 

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