by Anna Campbell
Yay, it's December!
Is my excitement based on the fact that it's nearly Christmas? Is my excitement based on the fact that it's summer and the days are long and hot and lazy? Is my excitement based on the fact that a new year with the promise of a fresh start beckons?
On 30th December, my third book for Avon, TEMPT THE DEVIL, hits the shelves. A big moment in Campbellandia, believe me!
But enough about me...
It's a huge month in the lair and I hope you guys will be with us all the way!
Firstly, we're going to hold a very special celebration.
The 12 Bandita Days of Christmas!!
Nothing to do with the traditional 12 Days of Christmas which went from Christmas Day to Epiphany, when the wise men turned up with goodies. Our 12 days go from 12th to 24th December and there will be Rooster-themed prizes every day, culminating in a super prize on the 24th to mark Christmas Eve.
THEN for anyone dedicated enough to comment on Christmas Day, you get to go in the draw for a SUPER DUPER PRIZE!
What other treats do we have coming up in the lair for you over December?
We have lots of Bandit fun. Recipes. Christmas traditions. Cabana boys...
And we have GUESTS!
On Wednesday, 3rd December, we're delighted to welcome Golden Heart winner and new Berkley Historical Romance author Susan Heino to the lair. She'll talk to Donna about her sale and her forthcoming book MISTAKEN BY MOONLIGHT.
On Thursday, 4th December, I'm delighted to host my fellow Avon author and New York Times bestseller Laura Lee Guhrke on her first visit to the lair. Laura Lee is the author of one of my favorite series, The Girl Bachelors. I'm looking forward to hearing what's coming up for the GBs in future books! I loved the most recent instalment THE SECRET DESIRES OF A GENTLEMAN which has a real touch of Mr. Darcy!
On Friday, 5th December, K.J. will introduce thriller writer Jason Starr. His book THE FOLLOWER sounds like it's keeping a lot of people awake and shivering into the night! I'm really looking forward to hearing about his rollercoaster ride to writing stardom! We'll have to turn the lights down low in the lair and be vewy, vewy quiet! Eeeeek!
On Saturday, 6th December, Tawny and Beth will host one of our favorite visitors to the lair, Western historical author Stacey Kayne. Stacey will be talking about her latest release, THE GUNSLINGER'S UNTAMED BRIDE (how's that for a cover?) and also about the revival of interest in the western. Yippee-yi-ai!
On Sunday, December 7th, the delightfully witty Deb Marlowe will be guesting with us to talk about her latest release AN IMPROPER ARISTOCRAT. Deb is a regular commenter on the Bandit Board and I always love it when she pops by to say hello. Her friend and Bandita extraordinaire Caren Crane will be the mistress of ceremonies for the fun and mayhem.
On Friday, 12th December, one of my favorite people, Aussie Presents Extra author Kelly Hunter, pops in for a really fun interview. She'll be talking about PLAYBOY BOSS, LIVE-IN MISTRESS, her latest release, and also about life as President of Romance Writers of Australia.
On Friday, 19th December, USA Today bestseller Dianne Castell talks to Donna about the new Kensington Brava release STAR QUALITY. Sounds like a fun day in the lair!
On Monday, 29th December, one of our most popular visitors to the lair, Lorraine Heath, will pop in to talk to Suz about her latest Avon release BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND DESIRE. We love having Lorraine as our guest so I'm sure you're all looking forward to that big time. It will be such fun to discover what's happening with the Scoundrels of St. James!
Then we finish the month out in style - well, I hope so anyway! On 30th December, it's the big launch party for TEMPT THE DEVIL. Let's make sure it's a ripper of a day in the lair! There will be margaritas, cabana boys, laughs, dancing, music - oh, and lots of giveaways!!!! Hey, in the meantime, why not try your luck on my website contest to win one of three signed copies of TEMPT THE DEVIL. All you have to do is tell me what tempts you.
If you get a chance, check out the Jo Leigh charity auction. It's for a great cause and there are some fabulous prizes including crits, workshops, books and goodies. Grab a gander at the fabulous Romance Bandits Basket which includes lots of fantastic stuff including signed copies of Bandita books!
So what are your plans for December? Family stuff? Quiet time (yeah, you wish!)? Work parties? Catching up with friends? It's always such a big social month - let's talk about parties!