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Ahh's almost here and everyone seems to be in a mad rush to get those last minute items. Even I was out shopping these past few days, popping into stores then immediately leaving again because the crowd was just too thick to move without bumping into someone. (I'm not one that would actually elbow my way through a store although I'll admit that it did cross my mind after getting my toes stomped on a couple of times!!! Grrr) However, even with the crowds I did find something for everyone so it looks like Santa will be visiting the Sands household this year again. Yay!

On that note, we decided it's time for another amazing contest...This time it's the UGLY SWEATER CONTEST. Everyone has one and it doesn't even have to be a Christmas sweater. The only requirement is that it's U-G-L-A-Y! And the prize you ask? This one gives you the chance to win one of three copies of the ARC of my upcoming book, Runaway Vampire! Yes, I did say Runaway Vampire so get those pics in to us!

As I've mentioned before, Dante runs into Mary's life buck-naked. But eventually he has to borrow some clothes from our heroine and one of the things he borrows is a very unbecoming pink sweatshirt so we decided to run this contest whereby readers can send in a picture of their ugliest sweater!

So go find that old and ratty OR new but awful sweater hanging in the back of your closet that you refuse to wear because it's just so darn U-G-L-A-Y, put it on, take a pic, and post it on one of Lynsay's social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram) by January 4th. Please use @LynsaySands with #RunawayVampire with your pic to ensure we see it! ;-)

(Note: We're looking for personal pics here so any cheater images, like those obviously copied from online stores, will be disqualified.)

Dante Notte finally gets his happy ending in Lynsay's upcoming book, Runaway Vampire. It's set to come out on February 23rd, just after Valentine's day. ;-)

Updates from the last newsletter...

The newsletter contest winner was drawn and Joanna Howley won the signed copy of a historical reissue of her choice, The Deed, along with a red Lynsay Sands promotional pen. Congrats Joanna!

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. One of the Notte twins is finally getting his story! You heard me right. Dante Notte is the lucky twin that meets his match when he literally gets run down by his life mate's RV. This pair may be off to a rocky start, but we have high hopes for Dante and Mary!

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 Immortal Nights, 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. Readers also met her in To Marry A Scottish Laird.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night ! ;-)

Bear hug,

Christmas Quiz and Fun Stuff...

1. What's the only story in the Argeneau series that happens around the Christmas holidays?

2. Lynsay did a few historical anthologies around Christmas. What were they?

3. One of Lynsay's newest characters has the same name as a religious figure. What's his/her name? (Mentioned in this newsletter.)

4. Which Argeneau stories occurred in the winter time, meaning when there was snow on the ground.

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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