Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Lair Will be HOT in July!

First of all, this month we have not ONE...

Not TWO...

But THREE launch parties for new Bandita books!

July 2nd Aunty Cindy's Launch Party for The Wild Irish Sea will be a blarney-filled blast.

July 6th will be Susan's long awaited Launch Party for her former Golden Heart winner, Money Honey.

July 12th will be Kate's Launch
Party for her first Silhouette Desire -- The Millionaire Meets His Match.

We also have a wonderful selection of guests:

July 7th Nancy chats with Patricia Rice about her new historical, The Wicked Wycherly, the first in the Rebellious Sons series.

July 9th Tawny hosts Josie Brown, who will be chatting with us about her latest novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.

July 16th Aunty Cindy hosts her buddy Marie Force for a return visit to celebrate her first e-book for Carina Press. Fatal Affair is the first in a series of romantic suspense stories set in Washington DC.

July 19th Kate welcomes debut mystery writer Avery Aames who writes the Cheese Shop mystery series. Join her as she discusses The Long Quiche Goodbye and the romance of cheese!

Young adult debut author Holly Cupala will be joining us on July 21, hosted by fellow YA writer Kirsten. Holly's book, Tell Me a Secret, is a gripping emotional story that's sure to attract adults and teens, and has gotten great reviews. We hear the bubbly and delightful Holly can't wait to hang out with a bunch of romance readers, so it should be a great time!

July 23rd welcomes Tessa Adams with her new paranormal, Dark Embers. (check out that cover! HOT!)

Contest news:

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 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:
or on the publisher's website:
The contest closes 31st July, 2010 and for more details please visit her website:

RWA's National Conference starts the last week of July, but the Lair will not be totally empty. Who knows what kind of cool treats might be in store? Please drop by to see what's going on with so many absent Banditas.

Will Sven, the gladiators, and cabana boys get a much deserved vacation?

Will the Golden Rooster stand the test of doing double duty in both the Lair and National in Orlando?

Do you think we should give Sven and the others a few days off? Where should we send them on their vacations? And how do YOU like to cool off on a hot summer day?


limecello said...

Whee!!! Awesome July :D

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Congrats on the GR AGAIN, Lime! ;-) I'm not asking WHAT you two are doing together...

Yes, we have a GREAT line up for this month. But what do you think about a vacation for Sven and the boys?


gamistress66 said...

Sven & the guys are welcome to come r&r @ my place :D I'm sure I could manage to put up with them for a few days ;) :D

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OOO, you are a very brave woman, Gamistress!

Before you make such a generous offer, you should ask Donna for a look at our monthly food bills, not to mention the "incidentals" like polish for the gladiators swords and shields, special sunblock for the Cabana boys, and sharpening for the hockey hunks skates...

I'm just sayin' Beauty has a high price tag sometimes.


gamistress66 said...

hehehe ;) I did say just a few days ;)

hmmm sword "polishing"? (little warmer in here, fanning self)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

MUAHAHA! You caught that one, then? You are a woman after my own heart! ;-) And those gladiator's have some awesome weapons.


Virginia said...

Congrat on the GR lime!

Sounds like another great month in the lair! Can't wait!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx for being here to share it with us, Virginia! I hope you'll keep the few of us Banditas who will NOT be in Orlando company at the end of the month.


flchen1 said...

What a great month in the Lair! Yippee! And have fun with the GR, Lime!

Jane said...

Ooh, so many Bandita books to look forward to and also three launch parties to attend. I do think Sven and the other cabana boys deserve a little time off. Don't know if they're interested in a cruise or a camping trip.

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

The GR will be in his element doing double duty, he is a social animal, literally. As to Sven, the glads, cabana boys, etc, you could always send them to WV for vacation, they could go rafting! I promise to keep an eye on them.

Helen said...

Congrats lime

Aunty Cindy
What a month 3 launch parties whoo hoo can't wait for them.

I think Sven and The Boys should be given a holiday and they might like to visit me here in Oz they would certainly cool down but there are ways of warming up again LOL.

As for me I like to turn the air con on on a hot day and veg out and read always too hot to do anything else.

Have Fun

Beth said...

What a fabulous line up for July! I can't wait *g*

Personally, I think Sven and the boys should head down to Orlando to the conference for their break. They could hang out at the pool or maybe hit a few of the parks ;-)

Deb said...

Another fun, HOT month in the Lair. I'll be lurking here this month, as usual, and enjoying the festivities.

Helen, send Sven to Iowa when he's done visiting you in OZ. Come along with him, too! He can lay around by the side of our pool--'cause it's too small for him to actually swim in it! :) Won't he make a great poolside "decoration"?

GR is social, so he can handle being in the Lair and at Conference. I'll even donate a package of Tim Tams for him.

Joan said...

WV for vacation, they could go rafting!

Dianna....Demetrius + raft + SWORD???

jo robertson said...

Great July lineup! I say send Sven and the boys off with a bunch of firecrackers and see what kind of mischief they can get into.

Christie Kelley said...

What a great month in the lair! I can't wait. Oh, except I'll be gone for 9 days on a cruise and then I turn around and go to the conference. I think July will go by really fast!

As far as Sven and the boys, they are more than welcome to come on the cruise with me. I won't work them too hard with getting me drinks and rubbing my back. It's just a thought.

Gannon Carr said...

Woo Hoo! Another fabulicious month in the Lair! If Sven and the boys need a vacay, you can send them to mountains of NC---I'll take good care of them. *snort*

Patricia Rice said...

Just stopped by to see what was happening and looks like you've got a hot, hot, month scheduled! Give those boys somewhere cool to go.

Looking forward to introducing my Wicked Wyckerly to the lads...

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Fedora!

Glad you could join us, and looking forward to seeing YOU when most of the Banditas are off to National.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

GREAT idea. I think Sven and several of the Cabana Boys like the idea of a cruise. The Gladiators, of course, are all for roughing it out in the wild on a camping trip. ;-)

Hope you'll be around when the Lair will be missing so many Banditas.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Rafting, Dianna?

I'm afraid you would have your work cut out for you trying to keep an eye on ALL the boys as they challenge the white water. Again, I think Demetrius, Marcus, and company would enjoy the trip the most.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Helen,
Was it less than Zero at your house today? BRRRR! I agree, any of the boys who complains of the heat will be sent DownUnder post haste. :-P

Actually, after THREE wild and crazy launch parties (starting tomorrow with Yours Truly), they will all want to join you in a nice quiet reading session.


Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Woot! Lime I am telling you, they are gonna TAWK!!! Grins.

OMGosh, Gamistress66, you ARE brave!! They are a handful when on va-ca - remember, they're off duty when out of the Lair. They stir up ALL kinds of trouble!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Now Beth,
You know you and the other Banditas will be far too busy at the conference to ride herd over Sven and the boys. And do you REALLY want them in Orlando UNsupervised?!?! (Aunty shudders at the thought)

But I know you and the others will have an AWESOME time! We'll be CHEERING our lungs out FOR YOU on RIta night!


TerriOsburn said...

Okay, I just typed a comment and then Blogger ate it right up. Have you gals not fed the dragon lately or something?

Sum up - Boys are welcome at my place if they'd like to help me pack and move.

If not, send them to their own secluded island. Sven deserves to be the massagee for a change.

Can't wait to see the lovely (and super cool) Banditas at Nationals!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

SHHH! Not so loud about the Tim Tams, Deb. You know WHO favors those above all the other treats...

Glad you will be here with us all month in the Lair. Maybe things won't be so lonely with our Buddies. Maybe we can even convince a few of the boys to for go their va-ca?!?!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OOO Joanie,
You've got a "point" there! ACK! Where is Fo?!?! I'm punning and I didn't even mean to. :-P


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I think you just gave our insurance agent a coronary! The boys on the loose with FIRECRACKERS?!?!

NOOOO! (Aunty runs for cover... and NOT near the Dragon's enclosure!)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Christie,
HOW large is that cruise ship you'll be on?!?! Are you SURE you want Sven and the boys running amuck there? Maybe just 2 or 3 of them would be nice, but ALL?!?! You'd never get any rest, I'm afraid.

Have a GREAT TIME and we want FULL DEETS when you get home!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Gannon,

I saw several of 'the boys' perk up when you mentioned mountains. Seems some of them are tired of their beach attire and would like to try out some hiking gear... Be afraid, be VERY afraid!

Enjoy National! I know you Dishies will be posting LIVE from Orlando and I can't wait to hear about your adventures. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Pat!

Thanx for dropping by, and can't wait for your visit later in the month. Wicked Wyckerly looks like another FANTASTIC book! I think Nancy has it under lock & key to keep the boys away from it until after your visit. ;-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

You said it, Duchesse!

Without us Banditas to keep them in line (Aunty snaps her crop) those boys ALWAYS find Trouble (yes, with a capital T)!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Congrats on your NEW home sweet home, TerriO!

Sorry about the blogger issues. It's been giving me fits lately too. :-(

I'm sure some of the boys would be happy to help. Just don't let them pack anything breakable... Just sayin'...

I know you'll have a BLAST at National. Just wish I could be there too. (Aunty wipes a tear from her eye.)


Kim in Hawaii said...

Please send the Golden Rooster and Cabana Boys to RomCon in Denver ... and especially RWA in Orlando. Florida is hot and humid. The Dolphin Hotel has a beautiful grotto pool where the Cabana boys could mingle with romance authors.

Neither convention would be fun without them (no disrespect to the wonderful authors attending them).

Plus I didn't fly from Hawaii to leave CONUS without seeing them!

holly cupala said...

Hi, Ladies - I can't wait! This certainly will be my *steamiest* stop. ;-)

Happy July, and thanks to Kirsten for inviting me!

Cassondra said...

Absolutely NOT.

No vacations for the guys! least not all of them at once. I come TO the lair to relax. Can't do that without the cabana boys and a decent massage. If Sven is going on vacation, he has to train somebody to take his place while he's gone. The lair would fall apart without the guys.

Yes, I'm that selfish. Especially when I'm working long hours and not around in the lair as much as I'd like anyhow. :0(

Susan Sey said...

Oh, AC, those boys don't want a day off! What would they do with themselves with out us?

[imagination kicks in]

Ooooooh. Give them the day off! Just make sure the surveillance cameras are operational. :-)

Hey, congrats on our mutual release date! I can't wait to get my hands on the Wild Irish Sea! MOney, Honey's in fine company indeed!

Karyn Gerrard said...

Wonderful lineup, too bad I will be away most of the month!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

No Worries, Kim,
There will be at least ONE Bandita at RomCon in Denver, and where Banditas go, the GR is sure to follow. If fact, I'll be surprised if you DON'T see him in Orlando. That bird does love to mingle and if there's a camera about, he's in front of it! ;-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Holly!
We're really looking forward to your visit in a couple of weeks! Kirsten is a fabulous hostess and the rest of us will be gentle with you... ;-)

Just watch out for that Foul Fowl!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...


Of course you are not selfish! The Lair simply can't run without a FEW of our stalwart helpers. Not ALL of them will get a va-ca at the same time. The new guy Paolo hasn't banked enough hours yet to warrant time off, and the gladiators will need to draw straws (or devise some other method) to see who stays and who goes.

And no worries on the massage. Lars has always been good with the foot massages and he's been practicing on back and shoulders lately. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Smoov,
July 6th will be ONE ROCKIN DAY! No doubt about it. ;-)

Funny you should mention the boys not knowing what to do without us... I heard some grumbling down in the kitchen along those same lines! We'll see what they say AFTER they clean up after all three of these upcoming Launch Parties. LOL!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Will you be in Orlando? You can catch up with a lot of Banditas and BBs there! And don't forget about WiFi access. I've used McDonald's before and it works great! (and the fries are YUMMY, what can I say?)


Kate Carlisle said...

Great rundown, Cindy! We're ALL going to need a vacation after all those parties and so many fabulous guests!

Hey, did somebody mention a grotto in Orlando? Awesome! I certainly hope there are cocktails available nearby. I think Sven and the boys will know what to do. :-)

Sword polishing. LOL

Caffey said...

Cool!, I mean Hot!! I'm so looking forward to July here!

My summer will be mostly at home here but I love that! With the kids working and all, I love when I can get everyone together, including my daughter's fiance and have a cookout in the yard. Plus I love her visits out of no where from both of them. We may take a couple of day trips to somewhere near by, if we can coordinate it, but we plan just the two of us do do a bit of a day trip. Otherwise I love my screened in area in the yard (to keep the bees I'm allergic to) but love to be in there reading! Its the best kind of relaxation to have!

Gillian Layne said...

Looking good! I cannot believe it's July already...

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Kate,
SNORK! I knew you wouldn't be able to resist the sword polishing...


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

So nice to see you in the Lair again!

You're screen in yard area sounds lovely, the perfect place to get away from it all and read. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I know what you mean! How can it already be July?!?! I'm barely used to writing 2010. :-P