Lynsay Sands Newsletter
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A Note From Lynsay

After a prolonged rainy season, it looks like the sunshine is finally starting to heat things up. Summer is now taking off, when it's not raining that is, and here at the Sands ranch, we are happy but busy. I had mentioned on my home page at that our work here seems endless, especially lately. There have been three sets of corrections delivered and due back within a week, interviews for readers for audio books, house/office organizational issues like blinds and furniture and getting ready for the RWA conference in Washington, DC. The biggest issue we had was finding a new email provider and transfering all of our emails to the new host. Our previous provider decided to 'improve' their email program and boy did they mess that up. The "improved" version was painfully slow, popups were constantly causing security issues with our antivirus program, their email would kick us out if someone else logged in, they kept blocking valid emails, some emails couldn't be opened, they lost emails and they even lost some of our folders... Grr. Well good riddance to the problems. We switched over to a new email host as of last Thursday. Phew!

So as I was saying, these days are going by so fast that it's making my head spin. We are just finishing an update to the website so for all my fantastic readers out there, please be patient. It will be updated within a week. And of course, as we get more information on upcoming releases, we'll post it. Which brings me to some exciting news! I have recently been informed by my old editor at Dorchester that they have decided to reissue some of my older historicals. And they are starting with The Deed, which is appropriate since The Deed was my first novel that was published back in 1997. Wow... have I been writing that long?! LOL

Well guys we are FINALLY running another contest and this one features the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series. The lucky winners will get a signed copy of an arc of The Renegade Hunter! Your task will be to find the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter couples in the given anagrams and submit your answers to by midnight on Aug 01 2009. You can find out more by reading the heading Argeneau Contest # 9, found below.

And the final bit of news I have to tell you is that I will be attending the Romance Writers of America or RWA conference, which is taking place in Washington, DC. The conference starts Wednesday, July 15th and runs until Saturday, July 18th. I believe there will be a couple of signings open to readers.

The first will be the Readers For Life Literacy Autographing on Wednesday, July 15th between 5:30pm and 7:30pm at The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the Exhibit Hall.

The second will be the Avon Open House Book Signing on Thursday, July 16th between 3:00pm and 4:30pm at The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the Thurgood Marshall Rooms S&W. Maybe I'll see some of you there? ;-)

Upcoming Releases

Sept 29 2009: The Renegade Hunter, which is the 12th book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series is coming out this fall.  It will introduce you to an Argeneau who has been out of the picture for quite a while.  Intrigue and mystery surround this character and many of the Argeneaus you’ve met in the past will get involved in this story, along with your favourite enforcers and even a Willan or two.

January 2010: Another paranormal anthology called Bitten By Cupid will be coming out this winter. And because four 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, is talented in the kitchen and built like a linebacker?

Winter 2010: Taming The Highland Bride, the second book in the Devil Of The Highlands series will be coming out this winter although no definitive release date has been set as of yet. 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?

Winter 2010: The Hellion and the Highlander, the third book in the Devil Of The Highlands series will be coming out this winter after Taming The Highland Bride, although no definitive release date has been set as of yet. 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, Averille, cares for a Kade comfortable in the knowledge that he can't see her plain features and unseemly red hair. Or can he?


Argeneau Contest # 9

This contest is based on Lynsay's Argeneau series. Please look at these anagrams and decipher the name of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter couples in each. Do your best and send your answers in even if you can't decipher them all. Good luck and have fun! View contest anagrams

The Immortal Hunter Crossword

This crossword is based on The Immortal Hunter, 11th book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series. View Crossword


Audio Books Are Here!

Harper Audio are about to start publishing audio books of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series. They will be releasing the audio in the same order the books were published in but, as of yet, I have no official release dates to tell you. Read on.

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