Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Lair is Hot in June!

We Banditas enjoy vacations as much as anyone but we don’t take the summer off....too many stories in our vivid imaginations to take a break. And boy, do we kick the summer off right this month!

On June 2nd, Anna Campbell hosts debut historical romance author Maggie Robinson – or is she perhaps appearing as her alter ego Margaret Rowe? Maggie will be giving away a signed copy of MISTRESS BY MISTAKE.

And that’s just the beginning of a bountiful week.

Virna DePaul is visiting on the 3rd. Virna’s debut, CHOSEN BY BLOOD, is out with Berkley in 4/11 and she’s sharing her insights as she goes through the process of sold to debut. She’ll talk about Challenging Your Editor or Agent – when it’s really okay to speak up.

We end this first week on a high note with a return visit from Carrie Lofty on June the 4th. Our very own Christie Kelley talks with Carrie about her new release SONG OF SEDUCTION.

On June 7th Loucinda McGary hosts Vanessa Kelly to talk about her sizzling new release SEX AND THE SINGLE EARL.

Swing by the Lair on June 12th and see how a teenager who already has social issues deals with the suddenly acquired ability to interact with ghosts. YA author Maureen Hardegree chats with Nancy about HAIN’T MISBEHAVIN, Maureen's new novel from Bell Bridge Books.

The 16th of the month yours truly hosts a return visit with RITA award winning author Kristan Higgins to talk about honesty and her most recent release “the next best thing”. I’m fairly certain we can get her to spill about her August release “all I ever wanted”. (Yes, I have started a FB campaign for my kitten Cricket to be featured on her next cover. Hey! It worked for Betty White!).

On the 21st, Kris Kennedy visits with us to talk with us about her latest THE IRISH WARRIOR.

Pamela Palmer is visits on the 27th, talking about Writing on the wild side - or Where do you come up with this stuff? And her latest release, RAPTURE UNTAMED which hits the shelves June 29.

We have one contest this month.

Anna Campbell has a mini novella called ‘Upon a Midnight Clear’ in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF REGENCY ROMANCE (released on 24th June in the U.K. and 27th July in the U.S.). To celebrate, she’s giving away two signed copies! All you have to do is email her on anna@annacampbell.info and name two authors other than Anna Campbell who have stories in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF REGENCY ROMANCE. You might find the answer in her June Latest News: http://www.annacampbell.info/latest.html or on the publisher’s website: http://www.constablerobinson.com/?section=books&book=the_mammoth_book_of_regency_romance_9781849010153_paperback The contest closes 31st July, 2010 and for more details please visit her website: http://www.annacampbell.info/contest.html

Whew! What a month! So fill up the lemonade (or margarita) glass, plop under a beach umbrella and prepare to have fun!


limecello said...


limecello said...

Whee! Looks like a fabulous month and great line up!

Awe, nothing is scheduled on my birthday, but that's ok. I can claim the whole month as a celebration of me, right? ;)

Pat Cochran said...

Congratulations on hosting the
Golden One again! He can be an
early birthday present for you!
Enjoy the day and the month-long
celebration you mentioned!!

Pat Cochran

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOW, Joanie!

We have some mighty fine looking covers there in the June line-up! I have a feeling Sven and the boys will be hopping with lots of PAR-TAYS going on. ;-)

CONGRATS, Lime! I see you and the GR are up to your old ways... A BIRTHDAY did you say?!?! We'll have to see if Sven can't come up with a cake for you.


Virginia said...

Congrats lime on the rooster! Happy Birthday Lime!

Oh wow it looks like June is going to be a fabulous month! Great line-up can't wait!

limecello said...

lol quick note- it's not my birthday today - that's much later in the month. I was just... noting that nothing is scheduled that particular day :)
Today is a friend's birthday though!

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Lime, the rooster for you!

Wow, that's some month we've got coming up. The lair will be jumping! Those poor cabana boys. They haven't got over May and all the launches yet!

Thanks for putting this up, JT!

Jane said...

Wow,can't believe it's June already. Looking forward to another fun month at the lair.

Congrats on the GR, Lime.

Helen said...

Well done lime have fun with him

What another fantastic month I am really looking forward to all of the guest authors and of course all the fun to be had in the lair.

Joanie I do hope Cricket gets to be on the cover she is so cute.

Have Fun

Anna Sugden said...

Another fab month in the Lair - can't wait to meet our first-time visitors and welcome back some favourites.

I'm like Jane - I can't believe it's June already. Especially as I'm still working on stuff I should have completed in April!

On a positive note, though, it's one month closer to seeing Banditas and BB's in Orlando!

Now look what you've started, Joanie. CC and Jersey Girl have done nothing but preen at the idea of cats being used as models on book covers. They say if Cricket has a possibility of being a model, so should they!

PJ said...

Looks like another fantastic month in the lair! Thanks for a great line-up to look forward to!

VAnna said: On a positive note, though, it's one month closer to seeing Banditas and BB's in Orlando!

Counting the days and saving up the hugs! :)

Beth said...

Wow, what a fabulous line up for June! I can't wait :-) Thanks for the great post, Joan!

Congrats on nabbing the GR, Lime *g*

Susan Sey said...

Wowza, what a great lineup this month! Can't wait!

Congrats on the bird, limecello! Hope you two have a very nice day together!

Mo H said...

Thanks, banditas for putting me in your June line-up. I'm honored and am very interested in these cabana boys! :)

Karyn Gerrard said...

What a fantastic line up ladies! I'll be there with bells on!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Lime! The rooster comes back to roost at your place! Grins.

WOW, what a lineup. Thanks for posting everythign Joanie.

And, may I say that the covers alone are worth coming back for? Wheeeeee!

Love that Irish guy and Pam Palmers? Well, where is my fan? Whew!

Joan said...

LOL Anna,

Jersey Girl and CC are quite beautiful cats and generous (they sent Cricket a package of goodies...She LOVES the sparkly little ball)

But surely Kristan would want a innocent, pure little kitten?


With a piece of my flesh hanging out of her mouth.

Note: Holding down by scruff and saying "NO!" like her Mama "did" only encourages her....

Must type faster...she's watching..my fingers!!!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, hot time in the old Lair this month!

Limecello, congrats on the rooster!

Whattayamean, nothing scheduled on your birthday? WE'll be here, y'know *g*

Happy Birthday Month!

Nancy said...

Hey, Mo--We should probably clarify that you're the Maureen Hardegree who wrote Haint Misbehavin'. I'm looking forward to our chat.

Nancy said...

Susan, how long until Money, Honey?

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Oh yeah, another exciting month in the lair and another major hit to my poor belabored pocketbook. That's okay, it is only money! Right?....er right???

Joan said...

Um...right dianna :D

Kate Carlisle said...

Another fabulous month, woo hoo!! Thanks for posting, Joanie. And congrats to Lime on snagging the beast!

I'm drooling over those covers, wow. So many great authors -- including one of my personal all-time faves, Kristan Higgins. Can't wait to hear about her August release!

June is my birthday month, too, so let the party begin! Cabana boys for everyone!!

Louisa Cornell said...

June already?? Yikes! Only two months to lose some weight so I will look svelte for Orlando! Okay, not svelte, just less round. Work with me, people!

Lime, I am sure the GR will help you start celebrating your birthday month! Just watch him because you KNOW what happened the last time he planned a birthday party. Of course the policemen who showed up WERE cute!

I cannot WAIT to see everyone in Orlando !!

And it looks like another stellar line up in the Lair!

barb said...

This looks a good month going by the covers ....


Christine Wells said...

WOW, what a lineup! I can't wait!!

Lime, of COURSE the whole month is a celebration of you! Congrats on the bird:)

limecello said...

Heh thanks everyone! And Christine - your comment made me giggle :D :X

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