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My latest news...

Always, a story I wrote sixteen years ago (Wow!), has been reissued and is now available at the bookstore! Set in the middle ages, this story is a fun slice of reimagined history, which gives a glimpse of a romance that almost never was had it not been for a king's doomed reign and a cheating betrothed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I wrote it! <G>

Always

How I came up with Aric and Rosamunde's story, Always...
History was what gave me the idea for this story. I was reading all about King Henry II and his wife Eleanor and how she turned their children against him. Then I discovered the tales of Henry's mistress, Rosamunde. Well, the next thing I knew I was rewriting history in my head. Henry had one good child who did not turn from him. Rosamunde, named after her mother, took me on an adventure that included a murderous madman and farting horses. What a ride!

So we've decided we'd celebrate today's release of Always by having a special a giveaway specific to my newsletter subscribers only! Everyone that emails a response to the question (below) will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a signed copy of one of my reissued historicals (your choice) and a promotional Lynsay Sands pen (really pretty!). Responses can be emailed to admin@lynsaysands.net. You have until Friday, November 27th to enter!

Always

This question came up because of the circumstances that brought the hero and heroine together in Always: What would you do if you were forced to marry a stranger in order to save yourself from certain death... (This assumes you and your new mate don't initially hit it off, however, somehow you know that he/she is a good person at heart.)
Would you take the time to get to know him/her and make the best of it?
OR
Would you look for a way out as soon as it was safe to do so?

Updates from the last newsletter...

As most of you know by now (Or would if you'd read my last newsletter...LOL) Justin Bricker's story, About A Vampire, is now out. Many have asked for this particular rogue hunter's story, ever since Bite Me If You Can when he and Mortimer first made their debut helping out Leigh (Lucian's life mate) during her turn.

We celebrated the release of Justin Bricker's book, About A Vampire, in many ways... We released Chapter One and for the first time ever Chapter Two, we created a trailer for the book, and lastly we held a contest. The winners of the About A Vampire's contest have been drawn and they are... Courtney Klein won the lovey-dovey lunch of submarine sandwiches; Christy Sullivan won the 3 month membership to the Flower Of The Month club (that's 3 months of flowers...Yay!); Stephane Century won the romantic gourmet dinner for two from HarryAndDavid (Yum!), and April Reckord won the grand prize of a gift certificate to Victoria's Secret. We hope the winners enjoy all this wooing!! <WG>

My upcoming books...

Dante Notte's book, Runaway Vampire, is book #23 in my Argeneau series and is scheduled to come out February 23rd, 2016.

Book #4 of the Highlander series will be coming out some time in the summer of 2016 and is titled Falling For The Highlander. This one's about Murine Carmichael who was also one of the ladies that showed up at Castle Sinclair as a potential bride for Cam. You’ll remember her as the one who kept fainting throughout Jo's book, To Marry A Scottish Laird. She also became good friends with Jo and Saidh and revealed her mettle in that story even with her tendency to swoon.

What I'm currently working on...

I recently finished writing Tomasso’s story, book #24 in the Argeneau series, and as usual my characters threw me for a loop. Even I was surprised by some of the things that happened. Tomasso’s story starts off with him naked and caged in the cargo hold of a transport plane…only he’s not alone.  Thinking it was a good opportunity for a mini vacation with an old friend, the pilot hides Abigail in the cargo hold only to realize too late that this was not a flight of leisure and that his paying customers were dangerous. Oh... and our stowaway Abigail also happens to be Tomasso’s life mate. His story definitely starts out with a bang! 

And I’m about to start working on the next book in the Argeneau series, book #25. This story is going to be heading in a slightly different direction so stay tuned!

I’m also working on the 5th book in my latest Scottish Highlanders series and this one’s about Edith Drummond, friend of Joan, Saidh and Murine’s that readers met in To Marry A Scottish Laird.

Happy reading everyone and I hope my American readers have an awesome Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Lynsay

Answers to the last Argeneau Quiz...

1. What was the 1st book where we first met Justin Bricker ? Bite Me If You Can

2. Bricker normally partnered up with which enforcer? Garret Mortimer

3. Name the books Bricker's been in. Bite Me If You Can, Rogue Hunter, Immortal Hunter, Renegade Hunter, Born To Bite, Immortal Eever After, Lady Is A Vamp, Bite Before Christmas and The Immortal Who Loved Me

4. Bricker is a royal pain in this enforcer's arse and yet he's also his right hand man... Lucian

5. What's the punishment if an immortal uses mind control on a married mortal in order to have relations with her? If found guilty their manhood would be shredded once for every year of their life when they made the indiscretion. At the moment this only applies to male Immortals.

Always A historical that will make you laugh so hard you may end up on the ground...

Bastard daughter to the king, Rosamunde was raised in a convent and wholly prepared to take the veil... until the good King Henry showed up with the reluctant husband in tow for her. Suddenly, she found herself promising to love, honor, and obey Aric... But Rosamunde's eduction had not covered a wedding night, and the stables were a poor example for an untried girl. Would Aric bite her neck like the animals did their mates? The virile warrior seemed capable of such animal passion, but his eyes promised something sweeter. And Rosamunde soon learned that while she may have trouble with obeying him, it would not be hard to love her new husband forever.

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About A Vampire Book #22 in the Argeneau series...

With Immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it…


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The Highlander Takes A Bride Book #3 in the Scottish Highlander series...

Sword fighting, swearing, and riding astride come naturally to Saidh Buchanan. Simpering and holding her tongue—definitely not. Raised alongside seven boisterous brothers, Saidh has little interest in saddling herself with a husband…until she glimpses the new Laird MacDonnell bathing naked in the loch. Though she’s far from a proper lady, the brawny Highlander makes Saidh feel every inch a woman.

She has an angel’s looks, a warrior’s temper, and seeks out his kisses with wanton eagerness. Little wonder that Greer is intrigued by his comely guest. When reckless desire overtakes them, he’s more than willing to make an honest woman of her. But Saidh is the target of a hidden enemy, and Greer faces the battle of his life…to safeguard the woman he wants above all others.


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The Immortal Who Loved Me Book #21 in the Argeneau series...

Sherry Carne had a good life. She was the owner of a kitchenware store and after years of working hard she was finally starting to reap the benefits of it’s success. Her love life was wanting but who had time to date when there was still so much work to do? However cupid, in the form of an incredibly strong and unbelievably fast teenager named Stephanie, had something else in mind. The girl breaks into her office in an attempt to escape a trio of psychopaths. When her hunters follow and start threatening the patrons, Sherry has no choice but to follow the kid in order to lead the pursuers away from her store. Only Stephanie leads her smack dab into a tall blond drink of water named Basil and suddenly Sherry is feeling quite parched…

Sherry is educated, funny, outspoken, curvy and brunette…Nothing like the petite, blond and biddable image Basil had in mind for his life mate. Being almost as old as Lucian and just about as stubborn this old dog is going to have to learn that a life mate is not what you want but what you need…


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The Loving Daylights Who doesn't love a good spy...

This James Bond-esc cover is perfect forThe Loving Daylights, a spy novel spoofing the infamous series but with a female lead of course! 

Jane Spyrus is a gadget geek who's much more like a Q than a James Bond.  But of course this isn't a serious mystery with cool lead but a humorous adventure with a charmingly quirky leading lady, her wickedly funny sidekick grandmother with her ever-present yappy lapdog.  And of course we can't forget the handsome and often bemused hero that really has no choice but to follow these ladies into trouble.

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Sweet Revenge A scottish historical like no other ...

This is the second book I ever wrote, but the fourth historical of mine published. When I started Sweet Revenge I wanted it to take place in the feuding Scottish Highlands, cause there's nothing sexier than a Scot to me. I also wanted to write a story with a strong female friendship in it. Frankly, female friends rock, especially when times get tough. Fortunately for me, the hero and heroine came walking into my head fully formed. The hero is this mountain of a Scot, a strong and brave warrior who proves himself to be surprisingly considerate in private. As for the heroine, while she's sweet, intelligent and bold, the first impression she makes isn't that great. Okay, basically, the Scots think she's batty. You shouldn't be surprised to hear, then, that I had a blast writing this one.

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