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A Note From Lynsay's Assistant

Our Lynsay is a very busy girl at the moment so I am subbing in for her again this month. I will do my best to keep you entertained and informed as to what's happening in Lynsay land. :-)


October is here and you know what that means... Yes, our favorite holiday is quickly approaching, All Hallows' Eve! Remember the good old days when our parents helped you make your costumes? They'd rip up old sheets cut out some eyeholes, tie a rope around your waste and send you off into the night. And if the eyeholes didn't match up correctly with your eyes (which, lets face it, they often didn't!) you'd be peering out of only one, bumping into your trick or treat buddies all the way down the street. Or how about the poor kid whose parents thought it was a great idea to dress him up as a robot but he couldn't navigate very well because his box body was just too big and kept running into everything. I remember one year my mother dressed me up as scarecrow... wow, that was a bad costume. There was straw stuffed in my collar, wrists, ankles, even under my shirt. I was itching all night. I really don't know what she was thinking with that one but I still had fun. Back then they had to put some effort into it. Nowadays you can go to a store, buy a plastic cat outfit or a felt witch costume, slap it on and hope that it lasts the night without the fragile seams tearing. I think I like the homemade costumes better. They may not have been as flashy or precise but they were made with love... and possibly a lot of duck tape. Those were the days!


We were recently informed that there have been a few changes made to the release dates of some of Lynsay's upcoming books. Here are the new release dates. They will be released as mass market paperback.


The Husband Hunt will now be released on February 28th, 2012

Under A Vampire Moon will now be released on April 24th, 2012


New releases...


The next release coming out on October 25th is the anthology The Bite Before Christmas. This novella is about Teddy Brunswick, the chief of police from that little town like no other, Port Henry. Teddy has seen both his longtime friends, Mabel and Elvi, find soul mates. Singledom has become a scarcity now that the Argeneaus and their friends have found Port Henry. Christmas is one of Teddy's least favorite holidays so he decided to escape up north to be alone. Too bad it didn't work out that way.

Jeaniene Frost will also be contributing a story to this anthology and both stories revolve around vampires and Christmas. I guess this year we can say "Bite Me!" at Christmas.


Congratulations to the winners of contest #21 who will receive a signed copy of The Deed, Cindy Colohan and Virginia Campbell! The answer to the question in order to be entered into the draw was Emma. Lynsay's cat shares the same name as the main character in The Deed, Emmalene. Over the years Emma has made more than a few guest apearances in my newsletters and it was nice to see so many readers knew the answer. ;-)


And there are a couple of new contests. One is for a signed copy of The Bite Before Christmas and the second is a bonus contest in celebration of Halloween. Both contest details you will find below.


I think that's enough news for now. Hope to hear from you all soon when you enter the contest(s).


Terri - temporarily sitting again in for a hopping busy Lynsay Sands

 

New Releases

August 30, 2011: The Deed has been reissued and with a gorgeous new cover! This is the fist story of mine that was ever published back in 1997. The idea germinated while Lynsay was in University. She came across a book of royal decrees from Medieval times. One of the decrees concerned a lady complaining that her husband wasn't attending his 'husbandly duty'. The king ordered he do so or give up 500 chickens.SheI wondered what kind of woman would have the courage to go before court to admit this. Emmalene Eberhardt danced into my head. And she was still there years later when - a year after her mother's death to cancer - she decided she needed to write something to cheer her and make her laugh.


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?


April 26, 2011: 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.



Upcoming Releases

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?


February 28, 2012: The Husband Hunt is the 3rd book in the Madison Sisters' series involving Lisa Madison, the youngest of the three. It was evident to everyone that Lisa has only ever had eyes for Robert Langley but a couple of years have gone by since Suzette got married and Robert hasn't . Just as the title suggests, Lisa who has been has decided it's time she found a husband and if Robert wasn't interested then she'd find a man that was. Precedence has shown the Madison sisters won't beat around the bush to get things done and Lisa lives up to her family name in this final chapter of The Madison Sisters series.


April 24, 2012: Under A Vampire Moon, is the16th book in the Argeneau series is set on an island paradise called St. Lucia and involves Marguerite's son Christian Notte. 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.


July 24, 2012: Jeanne Louise's story is the 17th book in the Argeneau series and her story is quite a roller coaster ride for this science geek. Jeanne Louise is such a workaholic that someone would literally have to drag her away to get her out of her lab. And fellow employee Paul Adams works just as hard without complaint. But when it comes to family he will protect them come hell or high water and when he decides to follow through with a crazy plan, maybe hell is what he'll get.

 

Contest #22 - Bite It!

This is for a signed copy of The Bite Before Christmas. All you need to do to enter the draw is tell us which family member in Lynsay's household is named after the main character in Lynsay's story from The Bite Before Christmas. Deja vu anyone? Or perhaps a little e-e-evil !

Please put contest #22 in the subject line and send your entries to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on Oct 20th, 2011

 

Bonus Halloween Contest! Very Scary...

This is for a signed copy of, in my opinion, Lynsay's scariest book The Immortal Hunter.

Lynsay loves to collect masks and this is her latest.

Lynsay has been debating on having a masquerade party for years. So lets try to motivate her with some good ideas. All you need to do to enter the draw for a signed copy of The Immortal Hunter is tell us what or who you'd come as to a masquerade party.

Please put "Bonus Halloween contest" in the subject line and send your entries to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on Oct 31st, 2011.


Thanks From Lynsay

A national holiday that kind of crept up on me this year is coming up this weekend... Thanksgiving! I do have a lot to be thankful for and I wanted to let you all know how I feel. I believe my readers are the best readers worldwide and you show me that time and time again with your lovely emails. I love writing and would be writing even if I hadn't been published, but knowing how much you enjoy my stories helps me overcome the stress that sometimes comes with writing so to every one of you, I say THANK YOU on this Canadian Thanksgiving!


Lynsay

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