Lynsay Sands Newsletter
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A Note From Lynsay

Hello everyone and happy summer! Yes, I realize this is old news to you all but for me it is like summer has just started. I spent the last month in a tiny motel room with the curtains drawn and the air conditioner going, making it something of a cool, dark cave as I struggled through the next Argeneau story. It was necessary. As you may have read on my blog, the house here is up for sale, which is grand, but it also means the house has to be constantly spotless and that we are thrown out every time there is a showing.  It was driving me wild, so I moved to a motel to finish one of the books due.  But now I’m back home to finish the historical.

Speaking of the book I just finished, my editor is already editing it and I hear I have a pub date of March 2009 for that.  I also hear they’re calling it The Immortal Hunter.  I’m less keen on the title than I am on the pub date, but such is life.   It’s Decker’s story by the way.  Decker Argeneau Pimms, Martine’s son.  He has only been mentioned in the books before this, but is a strong secondary character in The Rogue Hunter in September and then his story followed, naturally, from that one.  More family secrets will be coming out in his story.

Aside from all the writing and the selling of the house, I also had a birthday here mid-June and for my birthday my sweet hubby bought me a Wii.

“A Wii?” you ask, “but didn’t you get a Playstation 3 for Christmas, Lynsay?” 

Yes, I did, and it helped me quit smoking back in January.  I couldn’t use the Zyban or other non-smoking drugs for quitting, they affect me badly, so I got on the Playstation and STAYED on it for a whole week while I quit smoking cold turkey.  Seriously.  I was on it around the clock. It worked though and I quit, so . . . Shrug.  However, Playstation 3 is such a sitting game.  I mean, you just sit there and play it.  It’s as sedentary as my work.  Not good.  However, the Wii is more physical where you actually simulate bowling and baseball and so on.  It also has Wii Fit which is almost like having your own personal trainer.  Dave and I both do it and sort of end up competing against each other.  From the first day we were exercising for two hours, an hour each.  I’d do the hula hoop thing and then he’d do it trying to do better than me (Of course, I kicked butt at the hula.  I mean, come on, it’s all in the hip action.  Like dancing.  And this is the gal who came in third in the St. Lucia shake your booty contest, right?  You know I had to kick his butt at it.)  And then there’s the slalom skiing and ski jumping and soccer heading, and on and on.  Its fun, we play off against each other and get exercise too. We could play for hours and hours if we had the time and if Dave wasn’t such a sensible sort who says an hour each a day is enough and we shouldn’t over do it.  I am the less sensible one in this marriage, but that probably goes without saying, LOL.

Other than that, it's just work, work, work here as I try to finish the historical before we head to RWA in San Francisco at the end of the month. As for the rest of the members at Sands' ranch; Mr. Sands has been hard at work in our garden (a.k.a. Sands' jungle) and keeping our local wildlife (Emma, the tigress, and all the potential prey that she can never quite catch) well fed. And Tori, the house elf, has been running away from the local wildlife and trying to keep up with us... not an easy task of late!

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Upcoming Releases

September 30 2008: The new release of The Rogue Hunter, the 10th book to be released in the Argeneau series is scheduled for the end of September. This book is about Mortimer and the other Council Enforcers saddled with the task of protecting mankind from those gone rogue. Mortimer meets his match... read on

January 27 2009: We are very excited to announce that Devil of the Highlands is scheduled to be released this coming January 2009! Due to a change in publishers, it has been a while since the last historical came out, so we hope that all you historical romance fans get a front row seat and enjoy this romantic roller coaster! It was a lot of fun to write so I hope you have just as much fun reading it.

March 31 2009: As I mentioned, The Immortal Hunter, the 11th book in the Argeneaus has a publishing date!! Yay! Also as I mentioned, it's about Martine's son Decker Argeneau Pimms. He's a sweetie and his Dani is a doll, so I hope yo enjoy their story. But wait till you read the secrets coming out in this one! Jeez!! They even took me by surprise. ;-)

 
Book Signing in San Francisco!

July 30 to August 2: RWA is hosting it's 28th Annual National Conference at the Marriott in San Francisco, CA. This year, Lynsay will be attending and there will be a couple of book signing opportunities for those of you that would love her Jane Handcock on your copy of her book!

 
Last Month's Winners

Love Bites Contest Winners: Debbie Parks and Vivian Wang are the two lucky winners that are being sent signed copies of His Immortal Embrace. Everyone that entered did an amazing job. Again, I am astounded at the wonderful memories and attention to detail each of you had and wish I had more copies to hand out.

 
Next Month's Contest

August Argeneau Contest: The next Argeneau competition will appear in August's newsletter and the prize will be a signed copy of an arc of The Rogue Hunter. So be ready guys as this limited edition copy is a highly sought after prize! View cover

 
Love Bites Crossword Solutions

This is the solution to last month's crossword featuring Love Bites. View solutions

 
Single, White Vampire Crossword

This crossword is based on the original Single, White Vampire. You know, the one about Lucern, the surly writer and Kate, his obstinate editor. Good luck and we hope you enjoy it ! View crossword

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