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A Note From Lynsay

Well spring is here for certain now and it's rain all the time with the occasional bursts of sun. The grass is green, the robins are healthy with the number of worms they get these days and the squirrels are doing a dance. Even my cat, Emma, seems happy and she's not a happy cat, but I see these little bursts of energy as she goes zooming past me one way and zipping back the other. This is kind've unheard of for Emma as she doesn't normally deign to run anywhere. On top of that she's actually affectionate! I have no idea what's up with her. I think someone has switched out my bitchy kitty for a nice kitty. You think I'm joking but I really am not. The first time she met Terri as a kitten she bit her. Not a nice natured furball.

Anyway, aside from that, I'm happy too. I have finished my immediate deadlines and am taking a little break. I have started getting back into dancing and to my sister's enjoyment, I will be pursuing golf lessons this summer. Other than that I was debating on a little VK in Italy in May to get some background for the next vamp, and of course I will be attending the RWA in New York this year. It's taking place from June 28 to July 1, 2011. There will be a signing open to the public (non-registrants) for Literacy For Life on Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. There is also an Avon book signing for registrants on Thursday morning from 9:45am to 11:15am.

Terri has just informed me that we have a couple of contests in this edition. The first one is for a copy of The Reluctant Vampire. We will choose two winners and send them copies as soon as we get my author copies. The contest rules can be found below but I think the jist is to tell us something you've been reluctant to do and were able to eventually get over.

The next contest is for a copy of the UK edition of A Quick Bite. This contest is for my benefit... I would love ideas of where to go when I visit Italy. A winner will be selected from all the lovely suggestions sent in.

Ok... that's it for now. Have a great spring everyone.

Lynsay

 
New Releases

April 26, 2010: The Chase, What She Wants, The Brat, The Perfect Bride and the digital copy of The Loving Daylights have been reissued! So this means it's the exact same story as when it was released the first time but with a new cover. If you follow the links you'll see the story descriptions and both the original and the new covers.

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.

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.

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

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?

October 25, 2011: The Bite Before Christmas,Teddy Brunswick's anthology (the chief of police from Port Henry), is a nice addition to the Argeneau series. Short but sweet, this story starts off with a really cold bite. You see, for Teddy, being in Port Henry at Christmas is NOT an option. Though he has plenty of friends, family is scarce and Teddy refuses to be a charity case, which is inevitably how he feels if he winds up a guest at a friend’s holiday dinner. For a change Teddy decides to rent the Willan cottage this year, but he wasn't counting on a snowstorm taking out the hydro and blocking the only access road in. The only upside is he's not alone. A beautiful, bold stranger, Katricia Argeneau, is staying in a neighboring cottage and thus is also stranded for the holidays. Now, if a couple is trapped in cottage country, in below freezing temperatures, with only a fireplace and an incredible attraction to keep them warm, what do you think they could possibly do to keep themselves amused?

January 3, 2012: Christian Notte's story, the sixteenth book in the Argeneau series is set on an island paradise called St. Lucia. After a bad relationship and an even worse divorce, Carolyn decides to go on a long overdue and much needed vacation with the 'girls'. Only the rest of the vacationers didn't get the memo. Around every corner there seems to be another couple celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary and the few single men she does see are far too young to even consider, including an irresistibly attractive rock violinist she meets. It's really too bad he's so young but in the end it doesn't matter because according to his cousin, Giacinta, women in general aren't Christian's type. But there's a catch, Christian needs Carolyn's help. He needs her to be his beard (to play the part of his fake girlfriend) for the week to appease his 'machismo' family. Carolyn just can't seem to say No and decides to help Gia's cousin. The only problem is that being around Christian and acting like they are a loving couple is wreaking havoc on her emotions. Carolyn's thoughts keep drifting back to places they shouldn't, like kissing his full lips or feeling his broad shoulders under her fingertips... good lord, she's in trouble.

 
Contest #18 - Your Reluctant Story

This is for a signed copy of The Reluctant Vampire. Tell us what you were reluctant to do in your past (present) and how you got (will get) over it. For example a friend of mine who had claustrophobia decided to join us when we went spelunking (cave crawling). She paused a fair amount but she was a real trooper. Please note the best examples may be published in one of Lynsay's monthly newsletters unless you state at the start 'do not publish in newsletter'.

Please put contest #18 in the subject line and send your entries to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on May 13th, 2011.

 
Contest #19 - Best Spots to Visit in Italy

This is for a signed copy of the UK edition of A Quick Bite. Let Lynsay know the best spots, restaurants, etc to visit while in Italy. She'd really love your suggestions!

Please put contest #19 in the subject line and send your entries to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on May 13th, 2011.

 

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