Lynsay Sands Newsletter
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A Note From Lynsay's Assistant

Lynsay's on a few deadlines right now so I, Terri her administrative assistant, get to fill you in on what Lynsay's been up to. She's been hard at work getting multiple edits done for the upcoming novels and starting the next historical. And once she's done that she'll be hard at work on the next Argeneau novel. :-) And before you ask as I know many of you want to, I have no idea which Argeneau she'll be writing about next. Lynsay rarely knows what she'll be writing about until she sits down to do so.


Also there is a new addition to the Lynsay household but I will get more into that later, at the end of this newsletter.


We have a fair bit of new news...


Lynsay's first ever published novel, The Deed, is being reissued tomorrow, August 30th as part of the Kiss & Teal promotion. Twenty-five cents from every book sold will go towards the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, which does research to develop early detection tests for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately this cancer has one of the lowest survival rates because it's often asymptomatic so can remain undetected until it's too late.


The next Argeneau coming due for a life mate will be... wait for it.... the Chief Of Police in everyone's favorite little town, Port Henry. (Wah!!!! And the crowd goes wild). Teddy Brunswick's novella will be released Oct 25th, 2011 in the anthology The Bite Before Christmas. Jeaniene Frost will also be contributing a story to this anthology and both stories revolve around vampires and Christmas. I wonder if it will be a bloody good Christmas this year?


Congratulations to the winners of contest #20 who received a signed copy of What She Wants, Kimberly Adst and Beatrice Chan.

Other than that Halloween is almost upon us so the next newsletter will be very scary indeed but in a funny way. Cheers!


Terri - temporarily sitting in for a very 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?


January 3, 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.


March 27, 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.

June 26, 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 #21 - Do the Deed

This is for a signed copy of the reissue of The Deed. All you need to do to enter the draw is tell us who in the Sands household was named after the main character in The Deed ?

Please put contest #21 in the subject line and send your entries to admin@lynsaysands.net by midnight on Sept 13th, 2011.

 
The New Adventures of Teddy Bear...

There is a new addition to the Sands household. Those of you that follow LynsaySands on twitter or facebook may know that answer to this but for those of you that don't, here are a few hints...


It's bigger than your hand, but smaller than a throw cushion.


It's as cute as Johnny Depp (and that's pretty cute) but has a wetter nose. Er... hopefully, otherwise gross!


It's a Poochon or a Bich-poo. And NO we are not talking about a girlfriend that one is mad at.


It's Lynsay's new Bichon Frise/Poodle puppy. His name is Teddy and he definitely lives up to his name! He frolics, plays, loves getting chased and bites everything he can get has tiny teeth around. He also tends to cause an inordinate number of accidents in the house and office as we try to avoid stepping on him or getting tangled in his leash or avoiding a collision with the blond puffball as he hurtles himself around a corner without pausing to look at what's in front of him. So although our much-loved author has dark circles under her eyes from this little ankle biter keeping her up at night, she also seems pretty happy as her laughter can be heard all throughout the office. Good luck Lynsay!

 

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