A Note To Readers
Well I don't know if you've been keeping up with the latest news but according to our local paper, things are looking a little grim. This week a guy high on a street drug called 'bath salts' turned cannibal in Miami, body parts have been showing up on the Conservative Parties' doorstep and at the Canada Post in Ottawa, and police have warned pet owners that there is a serial cat murderer in B.C. Jeez, I feel like I've just stepped into the beginnings of a horror flick.
Have any of you ever thought about what you'd do if a disaster struck and zombie-like people became our new reality? I'll admit it. I have. Now perhaps that's not so far fetched, as I am a writer so my imagination does tend to run away here and there and wherever the heck it wants. What surprised me wasn't my overactive imagination but that other people have seriously pondered what they would do in these situations as well. We all know that real zombies (corpses coming back to life to eat your brains) are just not possible yet here we are, a group of rational people, thinking about a survival plan for the impossibility of a zombie outbreak. And believe me I'd do a better job at surviving a zombie attack than the people do in the books or movies! I always think as I'm watching zombies descending on the poor hapless humans that are just standing there shrieking their heads off, pick up that crowbar, run like your life depended on it and get to higher ground! Climb a friggin' tree if you have to! Zombies can't run or climb so it really shouldn't be that difficult to stay alive. Besides in North America all you'd have to do is survive until winter hit. Once the weather freezes, they freeze as they have no body heat. Easy Peasy!
I do enjoy reading or watching a good thriller but the reason they're entertaining is because they're not real. The moment they become a reality then these movies would no longer be entertaining. At that point their only use would be in showing people what not to do in a similar situation... LOL.
Enough of this. On to the next bit of news the #UnderAVampireMoon contest grand prize winner was Cindy Colohan. Congratulations Cindy, you lucky little devil ! And the three winners of the signed ARCs were Savy Horn, Catalina Forkin and Eileen Sanes. Congratulations ladies! Thank-you again to everyone that participated.
We did promise a new contest so it looks like we're going to have a Under A Vampire Moon beach ball giveaway (beach ball and a signed copy of Under A Vampire Moon). This prize is perfect for a warm summer day at the beach! You can play with the beach ball until you're either too tired or hot and then relax with a good read.
Another big piece of news is that Under A Vampire Moon hit #4 on the New York Times Fiction Bestseller's list ! Thank-you to all my readers as YOU made that happen. :-)
As many of you already know, my next book to come out at the end of July is Jeanne Louise's story called Lady Is A Vamp. There are new challenges for the Argeneaus in this story that you might find very interesting. I hope you enjoy it. (And we will be posting the new cover and excerpt soon.)
Well I'm off to Ottawa this weekend researching another possible location for my next story. Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain the entire weekend so let's hope the weatherman is wrong this time. Happy reading everyone and stay safe!
Fun in the Sun with an Under The Vampire Moon Beach Ball!
We're having another contest where three winners will win an Under A Vampire Moon beach ball and a signed copy of Under A Vampire Moon. In order to enter email (email@example.com) or tweet (using #UnderAVampireMoon) a photo of something that says It's Summer Time! to you. For me it is my car, which I tweeted on my LynsaySands twitter account. A red convertible with the top down of course. When she's out then it's time for me to play. <WG>
Contest ends June 10th at midnight so get your entries in as soon as possible. Good luck !
Answers to the Under A Vampire Moon Crossword
This crossword was published in the last newsletter and is based on the book Under A Vampire Moon. Here are the answers!
1 The band's singer who also became fast friends with Carolyn. (8)
4 Both Gia and Carolyn have the same colour hair. (5)
6 Jack is a ____ captain. (4)
7 Carloyn had one wine and wanted to switch to a diet coke. She's not much of a _______. (7)
9 Carolyn and Bethany are staying at a ______ in the Caribbeans. (6)
11 Jack goes by the name _______ ____. (11)
13 Carloyn's ex. (6)
14 Carolyn's divorce lawyer is _____ Templeton. (5)
15 Carloyn is in her... thirties? Forties? Fifties? (7)
17 He is one of Christian's cousins and the band member that wears his black hair gelled into shiny spikes reminiscent of a porcupine. (8)
19 Carolyn is from what city in Canada? (7)
20 Christian was ______ly trained on the violin. (9)
22 Chistian and his cousins are in a band called the NCs. What does the 'NC' stand for? (12)
24 Raffaele plays the ________ in the band. (8)
25 Carolyn could tell Marguerite was from... (6)
1 Carolyn's friend that works for the resort they're staying at. (5)
2 Notte is an _______ name. (7)
3 The band member that tends to rub the top of his head a lot. (5)
4 Carolyn's close friend that moved away to BC. (5)
5 Most people prefer to take _______ vacations where the sun is shining and the weather is hot. (8)
6 Carolyn's girlfriend that she recently reconnected with and who came on vacation with her. (7)
8 Christian's family's company does ____________. (12)
9 Christian is a member of the NCs. He is the ____ _________. (4,9)
10 Genie is the _____________ coordinator at the resort. (13)
12 Carolyn is in the middle of a nasty divorce and feels vulnerable and somewhat _________. (9)
16 Seeing all the honeymooners made Carolyn feel a little _________. (9)
18 Carolyn and Bethany are taking their vacation on an island in the Caribbean called __ _____. (7)
20 The shortened version of Carolyn and the name she normally goes by is ____. (4)
21 A tropical vacation is all about the sun, ____ and surf! (4)
23 Most people that go on a Caribbean vacation love it but Christian hates it as it forces the nanos in his blood work to overtime to repair the damage it does. (3)
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