posted by Aunty Cindy
Monday June 4th will mark the one month anniversary of Romance Bandits “official” launch! What an exciting first month it has been. According to the Google Analytics data gathered under the watchful gaze of Bandita Caren, we have had over 700 unique visitors from 31 different countries including South Africa, Malaysia, Brazil and Finland to name a few of the more unexpected ones. Yes, it’s true (thanks to a little research and some well-placed emails by Bandita Trish), we’ve even had a visitor from Antartica!
We’ve talked about hunks, inspiration, reading and writing books, and more. We’ve shared secrets, recipes and encouragement, and met a slew of new friends through the comments.
So what’s in the future on the Romance Bandits’ Blog?
Expect more fun contests (and it’s not too late to comment on Jo’s May 31st post and win a Borders gift certificate) with “essential Bandit plunder" like books, gift certs and chocolate. Expect more funny, poignant and thought-provoking posts about writing and life. And expect a few surprises too… like some exciting “First Sale” news by at least one of the Banditas. We’ve also invited some special guest bloggers for the month of June:
On June 4th we’re thrilled to have USAToday best selling author Jacquie D’Alessandro whose latest book Sleepless at Midnight will be available in July.
June 8th the Banditas will welcome Colleen Gleason whose second book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, Rises the Night is out in bookstores TODAY!
And on June 27th multi-multi-published author Brenda Novak whose newest release Dead Right (the last book in her “Dead” trilogy) hits stores in August.
Rumor has it that at least one, if not all, of our guests will be giving away autographed books! What’s not to love about free books?
Rumors are also rampant about more great guest bloggers (like Sabrina Jefferies, Janet Mullany and Michelle Buonfiglio) in the not-too-distant future!
And we’d love to hear your ideas on what else you’d like to see on the blog.
We love to share our stories and opinions and generally have fun with all our readers out in the Blogsphere, so VISIT OFTEN and BRING FRIENDS!
Now start up the salsa music and bring out the cute cabana boys with the frosty drinks! It’s another WILD WEEKEND!