Sunday, August 1, 2010

Coming Right Up....

by Susan Sey

BREAKING NEWS: Last night, our own fabulous BETH ANDREWS won the RITA Award in the Best Contemporary Series Romance category for her wonderful book A Not-So-Perfect Past. Congratulations, Beth!!! You can check out all the winners at the RWA National website. PARTY IN THE LAIR!!!

August! Welcome home, all you RWA goers! I know you miss all your writing friends like crazy, so here's a little something to cheer you up: A preview of August's fantastic features!


August 3: Donna MacMeans will host Heather Webber who'll be talking about her casting decisions for her latest release Deeply, Desperately.



August 5: Nancy interviews Avon debut author Katherine Ashe about her dynamite historical, Swept Away by a Kiss.



August 6: One of the Lair's favourite visitors, Eloisa James, returns to talk about fairy tales, Cinderella and her eagerly awaited book, A Kiss at Midnight.
August 16: Best selling author Brenda Novak will return to the Lair with JoMama to discuss her new trilogy and answer questions most asked by her fans.




WHITE HEAT releases on July 27 and Brenda's throwing a fabulous cyber-party to celebrate. Visit www.brendanovak.com for the deets. Her annual Auction fo Diabetes Research reached the one million mark this year!

Also, Brenda's been nominated
for a 2010 RITA for her ON A SNOWY CHRISTMAS. Congratulations! We're so fortunate to have her return to the Lair again!
August 15: Trish Milburn's (or should I say Tricia Mills?) release party for her newest young adult novel, Winter Longing. Love Alaska? Love tales of first love? Books that twist your emotions like a dish cloth? This book has it all!




August 19: Suzanne Ferrell brings Wendy Watson to chat with us about her second in the Murder A La Mode series, Scoop To Kill. Wendy and Suz will serve up some fun, mystery and maybe an ice cream or two in the hot summer fun!

August 20: Tawny's release party


August 27: Barbara Monjem returns to chat with Nancy about Tastes of Love and Evil, the second in her Bayou Gavotte paranormal romance series (which was also an unpubbed Maggie winner!)
August 31: Grab a gladiator & a drink (not necessarily in that order) and get ready to get sinful as we celebrate Jeanne Adam's smokin' new release Deadly Little Sins!





And warm up that lucky rabbit's foot, because we have contests, too!
From Anna Campbell:


Anna Campbell is giving away TWO Change of Season Reading Packs in her latest website contest. Each pack will include signed copies of MY RECKLESS SURRENDER by AnnaCampbell, SWEETEST LITTLE SIN by Christine WElls, IS MISTRESS FOR A MILLION by Trish Morey, THE GREEK'S CONVENIENT MISTRESS by Annie West, DARK DECEIVER by Pamela Palmer, and either DOES SHE DARE? or RISQUE BUSINESS by Tawny Weber. Just email Anna on anna@annacampbell.info and tell her one other book by each of these authors (the website links are on her contest page to make it easy) to go into the draw. For more information, please visit Anna's contest page.

20 comments:

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Where is that GR??!

Why do I think he's off celebrating with Beth over her Rita WIN!!!??

Jane said...

Happy August. Looking forward to another month of fun.

barb said...

congrats Auntie Cindy on GR

Looks like August is going to be another good month... hope everyone had a good time at RWA

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Another exciting month in the lair, I think the GR is still with Donna Aunty. Seems like he had a very, very good time at RWA

Caren Crane said...

August is bound to be a hot mess if the GR is on the loose! I like to think of him securely nestled with Aunty Cindy.

In the meantime, we need to do some celebrating for BETH!!!

gamistress66 said...

Congrats Beth ! :) ! :) ! :)

Sounds like another fun month in the Liar :) Only down point -- that means Summers almost over :( but then again it means more new releases :)

catslady said...

Congratulations Beth!! Looking forward to another great month.

jo robertson said...

Great lineup for the hot August days! Whooohoooo!

Virginia said...

Congrats Aunty Cindy for gettine the rooster! Sounds like a fabulous month ahead!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Morning All!

Yes, August is gonna be GREAT! What a FABULOUS bunch of guests, including my friend and all around nice person Brenda Novak. Can't WAIT! Esp. for more Launch Parties!

I see a few of the Cabana Boys are straggling in and heading straight for their rooms.

The GR flew in shortly before 2 am and has been asleep ever since. I'm afraid he looks a bit the worse for wear... I think he's missing a few tail feathers. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Oh, and I've been shouting it all over cyber-space, but let me just say it again (coz I LURVE the sound) SUPER CONGRATS TO BETH for her Rita WIN!!!

I'm giving those Cabana Boys exactly ONE more hour of rest and then we are going to PAR-TAY!!!

Why thank you Lars, for the lovely batch of mimosas to start the morning celebrations!

AC

Pat Cochran said...

Great schedule for August! Looking
forward to all the special guests
and their new releases!

I hope someone thought to anchor
Beth so she doesn't float away
with happiness! Also hope that
someone got some photographs of
our Beth at the winning moments!

Congratulations again, Beth!!

Pat Cochran

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I'm with you Pat!

I'm sure Beth's feet haven't touched ground yet. ;-) We are all anxiously awaiting photos of the big night.

AC

Louisa Cornell said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT !!!!!!

That tremendously operatic scream you heard if you were at the Golden Heart / Rita awards was the Duchess of Hotdayum when they announced Beth's name as the winner of the RITA !!! I LOVED that book and I am SO excited for her!!

Someone duct tape the GR to the chandelier and LET 'ER RIP !!!

CONGRATS BETH !!!

Louisa Cornell said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT !!!!!!

That tremendously operatic scream you heard if you were at the Golden Heart / Rita awards was the Duchess of Hotdayum when they announced Beth's name as the winner of the RITA !!! I LOVED that book and I am SO excited for her!!

Someone duct tape the GR to the chandelier and LET 'ER RIP !!!

CONGRATS BETH !!!

MaryC said...

Just wanted to drop by the lair and with MEGA Congrats to Beth. I was so excited for your win.

Pissenlit said...

A bit late but...

Congrats, Beth! I really enjoyed A Not-So-Perfect Past!

PJ said...

Looks like another terrific month in the lair!

Congratulations to Beth on her RITA! I'm so thrilled that I was there to see you win!

Katharine Ashe said...

Hi, ladies!

Congratulations, Beth!!!!! Fantastic :)

So sorry to chime in late (I've been in constant transit since yesterday morning, ack). I'm so excited for my visit to the Lair this Thursday!

Dianna Love said...

Congratulations again Beth. I think the RB need to have a Beth celebration blog. It was so much fun to watch you win. :)