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The Christmas season is upon us and I swear I can feel the Christmas Spirit in the air! (Or perhaps the creepy stares of the elves presently lining my kitchen cabinets are responsible for raising the hair on the back of my neck.) Either way I'm definitely in the mood for sugarplums and moonbeams, and wait impatiently for the night I'll hear reindeer bells and Santa's jolly laughter coming from the roof top! I've felt so festive lately that I've even ventured out and, like a trooper, battled the crazy crowds in search of the perfect present for loved ones. All I can say is they better like what they get because I'm not going back out there. (I know it's strange but I really don't like to shop. The only exception would be if I can do it in twenty minute intervals when there's absolutely no one around and I know exactly where to find the items I want... As I said, I don't like shopping.)

Speaking of the season, I've noticed a LOT of Christmas movies popping up on the telly these last few weeks. Although many of them are the cheesy, made for T.V. movies that aren't worth the time it takes to watch them, the classics are a different story. For me Christmas wouldn't be the same if I didn't watch my all-time favorite It's A Wonderful Life. For the handful of people that don't know, it's about George Bailey, a desperate man at the end of his rope and Clarence, the gentle angel who helps George discover that he really does have a wonderful life by showing him what would have happened to the people in his life if he'd never been born. Part of the charm of this movie is that the characters are believable, even Clarence whose obvious inexperience makes you wonder if his angelic efforts will be in vain. It's funny, sweet, dramatic, romantic and best of all by the time the credits role it leaves you feeling just like George did in the end... filled with hope and wonder. Even writing about it makes me smile. :-)

As for my latest news I have some upcoming releases to tell you about...

The first one is a reissue of my one and only contemporary spy novel, The Loving Daylights, which is hitting bookstore shelves at the end of December. The James Bond-esque cover they gave it is perfect for this spy novel which spoofs the infamous series but with a female lead of course!

The LOving Daylights

The Loving Daylights, this contemporary spy novel will be reissued on December 30th, just in time for the New Year!

And book #21 called The Immortal Who Loved Me will be out on the bookstore shelves on February 24th! This is book #21 in the Argeneau series and it’s about Katricia’s father, Basileios Argeneau and newcomer Sherry Carne. Many familiar faces are drawn into this story including the gifted but troubled teenager Stephanie McGill, the infamous Basha Argeneau and Marcus Notte just to name a few. This story starts with a bang and never really slows down so if you like nonstop action then you just might like this book.

The Immortal Who Loved Me

The Immortal Who Loved Me, book #21 in the Argeneau series will come out on February 24th!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and fantastic year to come! Every time January rolls around it reminds me that it's a brand new year and the perfect opportunity to tackle new projects or perhaps finish up old ones that had been pushed aside months ago. Have fun! <G>

Hugs and heartfelt Christmas wishes my friends!

Lynsay

Christmas Fun With The Argeneaus

1. Which Port Henry resident disliked the Christmas season so much that he split town and escaped to cottage country?

2. Which Argeneau would play the best Santa (or Easter Bunny or Dracula or Hamlet or...)?

3. Name a character that is mischievious yet good-natured enough to make a fine Jack Frost...

4. This Argeneau would be the head elf, the one that cracks the whip and keeps everyone in line to meet their toy quotas.

5. This Argeneau would keep Santa's reindeer in tip top health.

6. Name a character that would get a big chunk of coal in his Christmas stocking.


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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To Marry A Scottish Laird Book #2 in An English Bride in Scotland series...

To Marry A Scottish Laird is book #2 in An English Bride in Scotland series. It's about Jo, a young English woman on a quest to deliver a message to Laird and Lady MacKay, and Cam, a warrior who saves her from bandits and then offers his escort. I think you'll enjoy all the wonderful trouble they get into along the way.  In this story you get to catch up with Annabel and Ross and find out what happened to Annabel's backstabbingly lovely sister Kate.

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Knight of My Dreams Originally pubbed as Mother May I? in A Mother's Way...

Ahhhh, mothers. I miss mine horribly. Enjoy yours while you can and make sure she knows you appreciate her. Knight Of My Dreams is a historical about how a Mother's loving interference can help, or hinder, a romance. In this case, Mom's interference did a lot of good.
Jonathan has successfully evaded his mother's matchmaking schemes for years, only it looks like his luck has run out because the king has given him two weeks to find a bride.  And now when he needs her most, his mother has packed up her match making efforts and left him to his own devices…or has she?  

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Vampire Most Wanted Book #20 in the Argeneau series...

The response to this latest addition of the Argeneau series has been heart warming. People often ask me how I keep the stories fresh twenty books into the series and the answer is simple... Each character has a unique story to tell and I do my best to tell it.

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