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A Note From Lynsay

I'm singing the after Christmas blues.... how about you? I believe my post-holiday blahs stem from the fact I get so busy running around, making sure the decorations are just so, getting gifts for everyone hoping it's what they want, making time to see all my friends and family and making sure to make/buy/steal all the promised food for the FOUR Christmases I was committed to attend. Of course by STEALING I mean stealing a recipe from a friend OR buying the cake and ripping off the packaging so it looks like I made it OR taking the last box of shortbread cookies straight from the hands of a kindly elderly lady who happened to be waiting in line at the deli for proscuitto . . . just kidding about this last example . . . LOL. I believe the fact that we work and work and work and save and work some more to make Christmas this truly special occasion and then it's gone within a couple of days is just so disheartening. Should any day get this much blood, sweat and tears? Don't get me wrong as I love Christmas but I do think it gets to be a little much at times. And then we have this long wait (months really) through some blisteringly cold weather before we get another reprieve, holiday or celebration to break our daily routine.

Wait a minute . . . we do have a holiday to celebrate. Although it's not officially a national holiday, I consider it quite an important holiday. Valentine's day, of course! Who doesn't love Valentine's day? An entire day to celebrate love in all it's many forms. Give your significant other a nice romantic meal. Give your mom flowers or your dad a tool of some sort (it's a guy thing and he'll love it, believe me). Give your friends a call. Give your siblings a break from tormenting them. The point is, it's a day we can celebrate those people in our lives that we care about. So celebrate and have fun! I know I will. I already have plans in the works to first have dinner with Mr. Sands then later on kidnap my sisters for a girl's only Valentine celebration. Woohoo!

Again we have a lot going on in January and February so here it goes!

Tiny's story was just released in the anthology Bitten By Cupid on January 12, 2010. Plots are thickening in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series and you'll learn even more with this short but sweet installment in the Argeneau saga.

The second book in the Devil Of The Highlands series, Taming The Highland Bride, has just been released January 26, 2010. This one is just in time for Valentine's day and involves Alex d'Aumesbery and Merewen Stewart. Pick it up to find out how Merry got the name the Stewart Shrew.

And hard on it's heels is the third book in the Devil Of The Highlands series, The Hellion And The Highlander, which will be released on February 23, 2010. It involves Kade Stewart, Merry Stewart's brother, that went missing during the crusades.

Finally, we do have another contest going on (below) for one of two signed copies of Taming The Highland Bride. Again this contest is a slightly different format. Just remember to send your answers to Terri by midnight on February 15th.

 
New Releases

January 12, 2010: Another paranormal anthology called Bitten By Cupid has been released this winter just in time for Valentine's Day! And because three very different writers will be contributing to this anthology, there will definitely be something every reader can sink their teeth into. Heads up for all you Argeneau fans, as this one involves Tiny! What immortal woman can resist a man who is courageous, funny, gentle, talented in the kitchen and is built like a linebacker?

January 26, 2010: Taming The Highland Bride, the second book in the Devil Of The Highlands series is out now. It involves Evelinde's brother Alex d'Aumesbery and his bride to be, Merewen, the Stewart Shrew. Merewen has had it with the lot of them! She dreams about getting away and marrying her betrothed, Alex D'Aumesbery. Merry hopes that Alex will be a proper Englishman that isn't weak willed and in his cups by noon like her father and brothers. So why was he drunk the first time they met?

 
Upcoming Releases

February 23, 2010: The Hellion and the Highlander, the third book in the Devil Of The Highlands series will be coming out this March after Taming The Highland Bride. This story involves Kade Stewart, Merry's brother who went missing during the crusades. After three years in Baibar's prison, Kade, his men and Will Montagne escape. En route to England, a severe storm cuts their party in half and blinds Kade. Not knowing if he will see again, Will's sister, Averill, cares for Kade comfortable in the knowledge that he can't see her plain features and unseemly red hair. Or can he?

August 31, 2010: Born To Bite, the thirteenth book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series, will be coming out this September. 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. 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 and 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?

 

Argeneau Contest # 11

This contest is for a signed copy of the 2nd book in the Devil Of The Highlands series called Taming The Highland Bride. What is the best Valentine's gift you could receive? And please explain your answer. Send your answers to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on Feb 15th.

 

Audio Books Are Here!

Harper Audio has published the following audiobooks from the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series. You can find all of the following Argeneau audiobooks at Audible.com.

A Quick Bite - Book 1 - Sept 15, 2009
Tall Dark & Hungry - Book 3 - Nov 24, 2009
A Bite To Remember - Book 5 - Oct 6, 2009
Bite Me If You Can - Book 6 - Oct 27, 2009
Vampires Are Forever - Book 8 - Dec 8, 2009
Vampire, Interrupted - Book 9 - Dec 29, 2009

Note: There are a few books in the series (i.e. Accidental Vampire) that were already scheduled for release but have been delayed. I will let you guys know when they become available.

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