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  September 2012
New Releases...

July 31, 2012 - Jeanne Louise's story called Lady Is A Vamp. This is a bit of a twist in the Argeneau series.

April 24, 2012 - Christian Notte's story called Under A Vampire Moon. You get to meet Christian's italian cousins!

February 28, 2012 - The Husband Hunt is the 3rd book in the Madison Sisters' series involving Lisa Madison

October 25, 2011 - Teddy Brunswick's story in The Bite Before Christmas

August 30, 2011 - The Deed is a reissue of Lynsay's first historical pubbed

May 31, 2011 - Harper Stoyan and Drina Argeneaus 's story called The Reluctant Vampire. It also involves Stephanie McGill from The Immortal Hunter

Coming Soon...

Feb 26, 2013 - Anders' story called Immortal Ever After

A Note To Readers

It’s back to school time! I can just hear the groans from students and teachers, but I’m pretty sure I also hear some “Yipees!” from those of you who are parents of school age kids. (grin) As for me, all it means is more traffic when I’m silly enough to be on the road when school gets out…but the malls will be less busy during the day. Not that I shop much, lol.

Just a reminder that Jeanne Louise’s story, “Lady Is A Vamp” is now out. It has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, which kind of surprised me. I was worried people would be upset that it was heavier than my usual stories. But as one reader pointed out, who doesn’t love a story where the main character ends up chained to a bed?! :-)

Thank you to everyone that entered the #LadyIsAVamp contest. We had more entrants than in any of the previous contests, so YAY! I announced the winners on Twitter and Facebook, but here they are again just in case you missed it. The grand prize winner of the Louis Vuitton travel case was Sarah Harris and the winners of the signed copies of Lady Is a Vamp were Rika Ashton, Tamara Yunker and Karen Richardson. Congratulations guys! And Sarah says that she’ll be using her suitcase shortly for a trip to New York. So cool to know it’s a useful prize. (grin)

I also want to mention to those readers from Australia and New Zealand who had trouble getting the e-book versions of Lady Is A Vamp that the “powers that be” have fixed the problem and you should be able to get it now.

As for my upcoming releases... The Bite Before Christmas, Teddy's story in the Argeneau series, is being reissued in paperback on October 30th; and The Key is being reissued on November 27th.

And now for my not-so-great-news… It would appear I broke my wrist while in Anaheim in July. Caught the heel of my shoe in a crack in the marble of the hotel lobby floor and took a header. Luckily, I caught myself so didn’t hit my face and bust a nose or anything, but the rest of me…YOW! Black and blue from the tops of my feet to my knees as well as the palms of my hands and—dare I say it? What the heck, a fist sized bruise on each breast. As you can imagine, everything hurt like crazy, but I could move all my fingers and toes so thought nothing was broken and carried on. I did nurse my hurts though, babying my hands and such and eventually the swelling went away and everything started to return to normal…except for my left hand. The bruising went away there but it was still tender, and then the third weekend after the fall the pain grew unbearable. I could still move my fingers and thumb fine, but touching it was excruciating and it had begun to ache and throb to the point I couldn’t sleep that Saturday night. So, Sunday morning it was off to Emergency where I waited 8 hours to be seen before suffering the poking, prodding, and at one point, grinding of the doctor’s fingers into my poor hand and wrist. I think they like to hear you scream…or she was annoyed that I had left it three weeks, but gees, they say if you can move it, it’s not broken. How was I to know? Anyway, the end result was that I came out with a cast and a rather strange urge to punch anyone in blue scrubs…oh, and a referral to the Hand and Upper Limb Clinic at St. Joseph’s. It’s supposed to be the best around, I guess I shall find out, because that’s where I am now, at the clinic, waiting for a specialist to figure out how badly I hurt my Scaphoid, if I need an operation, or can get by with a cast, etc. etc. Sigh…Ah well, at least I have my health…er…darn. Ok, at least I have fabulous readers. <G>

Please stay safe and healthy this season and keep an eye out for those cracks in the flooring ladies! I guess that old wives’ tale about stepping on a crack has a bit of truth to it, though for me it would be, “Step on a crack, break a writer’s wrist!”  (Groan. Ok, that was bad. Blame it on the pain pills. <G>)



Argeneau Trivia Game

Here's another session of word play to keep your mind a-tickin! These are based on the books and characters you know and love! We will post the answers in the next newsletter.

1.Why did the Argeneau cross the road?

2. Who's the hot fuzz in the Argeneau world now?

3. Which Willan tried to stop immortals from reading her mind by wearing aluminum foil on her head?

4. What immortal would be coined the 'friendly giant'?

5. What immortal doesn't appreciate the 'smelly cat' of Canada?

Answers to last month's trivia...
1. Jackie Morrisey; 2. Lucern Argeneau as a romance writer; 3. Rachel Garrett; 4. They've both slept in coffins; 5 They were chained to a bed when they met their lifemates; 6. Elvi (Ellen Black Stone); 7. Bastien Argeneau; 8. Armand Argeneau.



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