Thursday, July 28, 2011

Going Back to Scotland with Sandy Blair!

interview with Suzanne
Dear Banditas and Bandit Buddies, usually the 28th of the month is my day to blog, however today, I am sharing my day and am so excited to be welcoming back my very good friend to the Lair, Sandy Blair, author of witty Highland historicals, to talk about her newest release, THE KING’S MISTRESS.

Suz: Sandy, pull up a seat here at the bar and we’ll have a drink, Merlot for you, a Bellini Martini for me! Can you give us a brief description of THE KING’S MISTRESS?

Sandy: Sure, and it’s so very nice to be here again. Thank you for the invitation!

THE KING'S MISTRESS, featuring captain of the king’s guard Britt MacKinnon and identical twin Geneen Armstrong, begins one week before the real events on which this story are based--when Britt is ordered to fetch back to Edinburgh the king’s favorite paramour. Intent on protecting her pregnant twin, on making the court think she and her sister are one in the same, Geneen doesn’t tell Britt he’s escorting the wrong woman to the king. Lies build upon lies at break neck speed as readers enter the perilous world of Scotland’s early medieval court, where intrigue, murder and deception rule. To a time and place where live and loves were won and lost while Scotland’s destiny hung in the balance.

Suz: How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Sandy: Truthfully, I read non-fiction histories before bed in hopes of triggering my muse into a “What if…?” moment, and happened upon several confusing accounts about Alexander III’s widow following his death, his heir’s sudden (and yet to be explained) death and the resultant political chaos that followed. Thus The King’s Mistress was born.

Suz: How are the sisters Geneen and Greer different?

Sandy: Greer, a graceful beauty and song bird, is all about Greer. Quick to laugh and entertain, she took full advantage of her role as a lady-in-waiting, loving the attention and life found at court, but is now paying a hefty price.

Frank in speech, Geneen’s gifts for husbandry and archery serve her well. She’s been able to keep a roof over their heads and her sister in gowns. Although equal in beauty, she’s never seen herself as such. Being the younger of the two and awkward, she has always idolizes her twin and was content to remain at their holding, tending to their cattle and crops until that dreadful day when her twin came home pregnant with the king’s bastard.

Suz:  How does Britt react when he realizes he doesn’t have the right sister?

Sandy: You sneaky devil. I can’t tell folks that! If I do they’ll have no reason to read the story.

Suz: This is your first foray into e-book publishing, how have you enjoyed the process?

Sandy: Overall, I found the process surprisingly enjoyable. I loved having input into my title and cover art. I’ll admit doing copyedits in e-format was initially intimidating but I eventually figured out the system. Best yet , my editor responds immediately to questions and maintains a Yahoo group just for her authors. Great fun!

Suz: That's a great cover you chose for your book. Is there anything new in your life that you’d like to share your readers?

Sandy: As a matter of fact, there is. We recently moved from hot-as-hell Texas to coastal New Hampshire, where lovely beaches, in-laws and out-laws are now only minutes away. We’re hoping their close proximity will eventually blunt the loneliness we’re experiencing missing our Dallas friends. (I can’t tell you how wonderful it was seeing so many DARA friends—and in particular Suzy--at RWA National.)

Suz: She didn't mention the foot of snowfall every day she had this past winter, did she? Me thinks the hot-as-hell-Texas wasn't looking so bad back in January and February! 

Sandy: Suzie, come a little closer so I can smack you!

We’ve been in the house 4 months now, still have pictures to hang and window treatments to buy, but did manage to put in our first-ever veggie garden. When squash and beans started flowering, I, jubilant, began waxing poetic about 3-bean casseroles, zucchini loaves and stuffed tomatoes. Scott wasn’t so impressed. A dye-in-the-wool carnivore, he immediately took up surf fishing since clamming season is over. Unfortunately for him, the fish have yet to cooperate. Healthy life-style here we come.

Below is the film trailer one of Sandy's good friends and a major fan, made for her:



So, since Sandy has moved, where do you think we should meet for some BFF time? I'd love someplace new, exciting, (Scottish) to go visit. Sandy will be giving away a signed copy of THE KING'S MISTRESS to one commenter.

99 comments:

flchen1 said...

Oh, VERY fabulous, Sandy! I do adore Scotland as a setting (though I've never been in real life yet!) Can't wait to armchair travel with your stories there!

flchen1 said...

Congrats on your e-publishing debut! How exciting! I like the sounds of your new release!

Deb said...

Hey, flchen1! Congrats on nabbing the GR!

Loved the fun interview, Suzanne and Sandy. Thanks!

Sandy, TKM sounds so good and I look forward to reading it! I would love to visit Scotland since 1) I have only seen it from a plane and 2) I enjoy reading stories set in this rugged, yet beautiful country (as seen in photos).

Congratulations on the release of TKM!

Donna MacMeans said...

Hi Sandy - Welcome back to the lair!

And welcome to Samhain! I published my only contemporary suspense with them back in 2007. They're a great company to work with.

Love the sound of your latest venture and the cover is beuatiful. I love the twins and mistaken identity angle. This will be fun!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Oh, Scotland! Many Scots settled in Hawaii, consulted the Royal families, and became wealthy from their buinesses.

The King's Mistress is intriguing!

Daz said...

It's been such a long time since I've read a romance with a Scotland setting. I've got friends who love it, and recently a bunch of them have embarked on the very strenuous endeavor of getting through all of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander and Lord John Grey books. I keep telling myself that I need to pick back up on these books and immerse myself in that lovely country again. Thanks so much for the reminder and congrats on the new release.

Also, congrats on going the self pub route with e-books. Since I read almost predominantly in e-books this is exciting for me to see. I do a happy dance each time I see an author I like or who comes highly recommended take the self e-pub route. Very exciting stuff. New frontier and all that. I hope there are many more to come.

marybelle said...

Come to QLD: as the promos say BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY, PERFECT THE NEXT.

It is Winter now though, so wait a few weeks for Spring to arrive.

A lot of Scots migrated to here, so I'm sure we could hunt up a kilt or two. (I just read that back. No hunting UP kilts allowed.)

Daz said...

My bad, e-pub, not self-pub. Sorry!!!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Oh yeah, I like the time period very much. I am for the most part a Regency gal but Medieval works great as well. I never have anything bad to say about Scotland either.

You guys could always meet in WV! I like it when the Banditas do that.

Helen said...

Well done Fedora have fun with him

Whoo Hoo Sandy i love the sound of this book firstly I love stories set in Scotland and I love medievals so I will be looking to get this one.

I agree with Marybelle come on over to Australia I live in Sydney though so you would have to visit
2 states we would love to have you and Suz visit

Congrats on the release Sandy

Have Fun
Helen

Miranda Neville said...

Hi Sandy
Just stopping to say hello. We're both members of the New Hampshire RWA chapter, though we've never met. Welcome to New England but I'm glad you're writing about lovely Scotland. The book sounds wonderful.

Sandy Blair said...

Lord, you folks are early birds!

Hi Flchen,
You definitely need to put a trip to Scotland on your life list. I promise you'll love it. And I hope you enjoy my wee tale.

Addison said...

Sandy:

I'm SO excited for this release - I've had my Kindle set to order for months for this one!!!! I've got revisions due Monday and you're my reward for when I've completed them.

Happy Release Week!!!
Addison

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Deb,
Happy to hear you enjoyed the Q&A we did. Suzanne is a great interviewer.


Since so many of you wish to go to Scotland, perhaps we should pull a tour--and I don' mean virtual-- together someday? I know of a great Highland lodge we can stay in. Two in fact. (The later is more expensive but comes with a gourmet cook....I'm just saying...)

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for dropping by and happy to hear we have another Samhain author here. I hope your experience was as positive as mine has been.

And thanks for the kind words. I hope you enjoy the tale.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Kim!

I hadn't known about the royal Hawaiian connection. (Hmmm, my muse just jolted to life...)

On which beautiful isle do you reside?

Sandy Blair said...

Hi DAz,
I'm pleased to hear you're delving back into the Highlander craze.

And I'm sorry...but I'm not self-published. I sold the copyrights to The King's Mistress to Samhain Publishing and in return they paid me a nice advance. (Love, love, love my agent!) They assigned me a great editor and artist then formatted the work as an e-book. The print paperback version will be coming out next spring.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Marybelle,
Ah, but I'm an "Official Kilt Inspector", have a lovely big pin and magnet to prove it. And if you check out "What's Under the Kilt" on my site, you'll see I've been hard at work.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Dianna,
So pleased you're here. WV is beautiful!!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Helen!

I would LOVE to visit Australia someday. I just have to figure out how to pay for the plane ticket. When I do, I'll be contacting you gals.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Miranda!
So pleased you're here and look forward to meeting you in person. (How insane is it that we belong to the same chapter/live only miles apart yet meet each other for the first time on-line??)

And I do hope you enjoy the tale.

Laurie G said...

I saw a House Hunters International that went to Edinburgh. All that history at your fingertips!... castles, university, capital buildings, mountains....

I'd love to find out what happens when Britt discovers the switch!

Sandy Blair said...

Hey Addison!!
Thanks for the well wishes. I hope those revisions go smoothly and you get to celebrate soonest! Be sure to give your current Zodiac hunk a big squeeze from me.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Laurie,
LOL here. You'll have to read the tale to find out what Britt did.

Edinburgh is phenomenal. The first time I saw it my breath caught in my throat. It's formidable and dark, it's accessible and charming, it's glorious history come to life.

Susan Sey said...

Oh, I think you should all come to Minnesota for your reunion! We get lots of snow for Sandy will feel comfortable, & right now it's hot as hell, so Suz ought to be happy.

We have a wonderful downtown--two of them actually. Twins! Just like in Sandy's book, one all full of itself, the other just a pretty but with a self-confidence issue... Plus I'm here & would love to see you, Suz!

So. Minnesota?

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Good morning, y'all! Well, first thing I have to do is make a correction to the Prize...

Since Sandy's book is an e-pubbed book at the moment and she can't give away a signed copy...She's come up with a unique prize for one of our readers.

She'll begiving away a sterling
silver-plated Knight In Shining Armor bookmark from the Museum of Fine Art and handmade saltwater taffy from her beachside candy shop.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Fedora! Congrats on snagging the GR this morning.

I've never been to Scotland either, but feel like I have with all Sandy's books to take me there!!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Susan S,
Thanks for the invite but Minnesota sounds like the land of fire and ice.
Are you sure you don't want to head for more temperate climes...say Hawaii. I'm sure Kim could put us up...somewhere.

Sandy Blair said...

Hey Suzy!!

Are you really awake?

bullrem said...

I am so happy to see you here and read the neat interview. How exciting to now have the new book out. I have my order in and cannot wait to have a wee sit and sip to enjoy it. Best to you, and thanks to the 'Bandits' for having you today. Helen in Ark.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Helen,
I hope you enjoy Britt and Gen's story. I had a great deal of fun writing it and am ever so grateful to Suzy for proofing the manuscript. (My spelling and punctuation would have soooo embarrassed me otherwise.)

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Deb!

Glad you liked the interview. It's fun to talk with a good friend about a book you loved! Sandy is one of my all time favorite authors. You'll love her books.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Donna!

Sandy did a great job making the twins unique individuals. I think it's because she's had first hand experience with twins!!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Kim!

Many Scots settled in Hawaii

I didn't know this! I knew many settled in the Appalacias since that's how some of my ancestors got there.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Daz!

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander

A fact about Ms. Blair: She adores Diana Gabaldon's entire Outlander series! Wonder who influenced her writing?

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Marybelle!

Australia would be a GREAT trip for me and Sandy. I'd love to come visit, maybe when I retire and can spend a whole month jaunting around!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Sandy!

Are you really awake?

YES! Took Rocky-the-wonder-dog on his morning walk and now have a house full of grandbabies for the morning!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Diana!

You guys could always meet in WV!

Ooooooooooo Sandy...WV is between Columbus and NH. WE could meet when I come home to visit my parents IN NOVEMBER...hehehe

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Helen!

You I know will love reading Sandy's book!

I agree with Marybelle come on over to Australia I live in Sydney though so you would have to visit
2 states we would love to have you and Suz visit


See? SAndy, we go to Australia and stay a month. We could see all the Bandit buddies, as well as Anna and Chrisitine. Maybe catch a glimpse of Hugh too!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Miranda!

Just stopping to say hello. We're both members of the New Hampshire RWA chapter, though we've never met.

Fantastic! Sandy needs some writing people to hang with up there...between snowfalls!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Addison!

It was good to see you last month in NY! Can't wait for you to come in October for the Buns & Roses Tea. I'll get to hang with both you and Sandy! YIPPEE!!

Sandy Blair said...

Hey Suzy,
Found myself grinning as I read your comment about my love for Gabaldon's work.

Folks, Suzy gifted me a hardbound copy of A Breath of Fire and Ice last Christmas and I LOVED it.

And speaking of gifts, I just discovered I can give away a e-copy of The King's Mistress via Amazon. It won't be signed but what the heck. I just need a winner's email addy and I'm set to gift. (Those Amazon people are so d*mn clever.)

Sandy Blair said...

Suz,
We might see Hugh too???? Count me in.

flchen1 said...

Ooh, you're debuting with Samhain! Awesome, Sandy! And touring Scotland while having access to a gourmet chef? Sounds divine! ;) When do you plan to go next? :)

Louisa Cornell said...

Back in your arms, Fedora, he does love you so!

Great interview, Sandy an Suz !!


I spent a week in Scotland on a college choir tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, in spite of the fact it was March! Edinburgh is an amazing city!

I vote Sandy and Suz reunite for a tour of Scotland which includes Banditas and Buddies. The Lair takes the Land of the Lairds!!!

Sandy Blair said...

Flchen,
I had hoped to go again this year but Scott's travel schedule (betwixt Hawaii and Chicago) now makes that impossible. So now I'm hoping we'll get there next year. (I really need to spend time in the Outer Isles.)

Sandy Blair said...

Louisa,
Hi! I love the idea of "the Lair takes on the Land of the Lairds." They won't know what hit them.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Susan!

Minnesota, huh?

I tell you what, Sandy can come visit in the summer, that way she'll warm up for the winter to come, and I'll come in the winter so I can have me a snow day or two!

Oh... and isn't the Mall of America there, too?

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Laurie!

I saw a House Hunters International that went to Edinburgh. All that history at your fingertips!... castles, university, capital buildings, mountains....

Don't tempt the woman. She'll move there and I'll never get to see her, unless of course I go to Scotland!! Hmmmm

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Bullrem,

I have my order in and cannot wait to have a wee sit and sip to enjoy it.

Hmmm...me thinks you already love a good Scottish historical! If so, you're gonna love The King's Mistress!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Sandy said:And speaking of gifts, I just discovered I can give away a e-copy of The King's Mistress via Amazon. It won't be signed but what the heck. I just need a winner's email addy and I'm set to gift. (Those Amazon people are so d*mn clever.)

Cool!

So do you want to make it two winners? One gets the bookmark and taffy. One gets the ebook?

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Louisa!

I vote Sandy and Suz reunite for a tour of Scotland which includes Banditas and Buddies. The Lair takes the Land of the Lairds!!!

Sounds like a fabulous idea. Does anyone have connections with the State Department? I have a feeling the Lair in Scotland might cause more than one international incident!

Sandy Blair said...

Yes! We need two winners!! Given TKM deals with twins, we should "Double the flavor and double the fun."

Gannon Carr said...

Just popping in to say hello (again), Sandy. :-) Yesterday, The Romance Dish and today in the Lair---you hang out with some great people. LOL

Suz, I think meeting Sandy in Scotland sounds like a fabulous idea. Just think of all of the "research" you could do. *g*

jo robertson said...

Whoooo hooo, Sandy, welcome back to the Lair! It's so good to have you again. Love your Highland historicals.

I think we should meet in Scotland!!! Loved my one trip there and would be delighted to return again. My husband's ancestor (or so he claims) is Alan Robertson who was the first professional golfer and designed the earliest golf courses -- Carnustie, for one.

This is only important if you know Boyd is a low-handicapped fanatical golfer. He claims Alan Robertson looks like his Uncle Buck LOL.

Sandy Blair said...

Gannon,
Absolutely! We can all write the trip off as a research project! Even if you're writing contemporaries set in Melbourne or Wyoming. You just have to include something Scottish within your WIP.

As for the place to stay, Suzy has the link to one: a Highland hunting lodge that sleeps 10. It has been donated a prize each year for Buns and Roses.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm happy to be back.

Golf and Scots will be forever linked so it's only right that one should be the first pro. Have you been to St. Andrews? Lovely place but Lord, are the room came dear. We stayed only one night.

Sandy Blair said...

Oops, fat fingers. I meant to write the rooms came at a dear price. For several hundred as I recall.

Kathy Ivan said...

Sandy

Miss you bunches here in Dallas, but I'm sure you're not missing our lovely weather. I can't remember anything out of the 100+ degrees--it's been so long.

Congratulations on the release. I can't wait to read it.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Gannon!!

You're right, there are some great people here and on The Dish to hang with. Sandy has most excellent taste!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Sandy said: As for the place to stay, Suzy has the link to one: a Highland hunting lodge that sleeps 10. It has been donated a prize each year for Buns and Roses.

Yep! We're offering it again this year! Sigh. I keep buying tickets, but have yet to win it!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Kathy! What a wonderful surprise!! How are you? I miss you as well. Should you need to escape the heat you're more than welcome here. It's a lovely 79 degrees, we have a lovely guest room and we're only a 5 minute walk from--according to USA Today-- one of the Top Ten Beaches in the US.

catslady said...

Oh what a lovely tralier. You have me hooked. It looks like just the kind of book I love to read. Striking cover too!

Pat Cochran said...

Hi, Ladies,

Sandy, So sorry you have left us Texans
but one does what one must to be happy!
Hawaii and Scotland sound great, but if
you want to split the difference, how
about Lexington, Kentucky? It is close
to a midpoint between North Texas and
New Hampshire.

BTW, The King's Mistress is now on my
TBR list, it sounds so good - I must
read it!

Sandy M said...

Great interview, Suz and Sandy!

Well, my little town of Exeter, CA (yes, named after Exeter, England) is quaint and beautiful, settled below the foothills with the Sequoia National Forest in the distance. You'd love it here, so come and visit!

Congrats on the release, Sandy!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Catslady,
Thanks for dropping in and for the kind words. (I'm rather enamored with the cover myself. )
I hope you have an opportunity to read it.

Minna said...

Congrats on your release!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Pat,
So pleased to hear from you and that you enjoyed the trailer. Yup, Kentucky is half way and gorgeous. Looks like I may have another trip in my future. And I hope you enjoy TKM.

Sandy Blair said...

Sandy M, thanks and THANK YOU for TKM's beautiful video trailer. Folks, if you need one, contact Sandy at Phoenix. She'll brilliant!

Sandy Blair said...

Minna! So good hearing from you. Thank you for dropping in and thanks for the congratulations.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Hey, Sandy! (waves madly) I'm so happy you have a new book out. I've loved all of your books so far, and I'm sure I'll love this one too. The story line sounds great.

Beth Andrews said...

Welcome back to the lair, Sandy! Congrats on The King's Mistress - sounds fabulous *g*

Well, I loved New York so I think you should both go back there for your BFF time :-)

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Trish! So good hearing from you. Thanks for the kind words. How was your trip to Salem? Meet any witches?

Sandy Blair said...

Beth! Takes for dropping in. Yes, I could certainly do with more BFF time. NY again would be great but Lord, that trip was expensive....and I didn't buy any shoes. Not even a pocketbook.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Sandy, Salem was cool. I spent all day walking all over the town. I was surprised how hot it was. I don't know if I met any witches, but I did go to the Witch Museum.

Sandy Blair said...

Trish,
LOL. You probably ran into a few and just didn't know it. Did you get to see Bridget?

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

I did get to see Bridget, which was lots of fun. I did get lost trying to find her house, and I never get lost! That little town is confusing.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

YAY! Sandy is back in the Lair!!! And BIG THANX to Suz for inviting you back. Plus HOORAY! A new Scottish tale from Sandy! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

I think we should all have a reunion in Hawaii with Kim! Nothing like the tropics, an icy cool drink, and a book about a hot Scot! ;-)

AC

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey JoMama!

Didn't realize your hubby was a Scot like Sandy's. Although given how tall both of them are, I shouldn't have been surprised in the least.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Kathy!

Always good to have you pop into the Lair!

I can't remember anything out of the 100+ degrees--it's been so long.

Sigh. I just melt whenever I have to go outside these days. Rocky and I will hit the pool here once the sun gets past the neighbor's huge tree and the water will feel like bath water!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Catslady!

Oh what a lovely tralier. You have me hooked. It looks like just the kind of book I love to read.

Isn't that the best trailer and the music so addictive? I kept playing it over and over as I posted the blog last night!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Pat!

but if you want to split the difference, how about Lexington, Kentucky? It is close to a midpoint between North Texas and New Hampshire?"

Now there's an idea! AND it's just about 3 hour drive to my mama's!!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Sandy M!

Welcome to the Lair! AND thanks so much for such a great trailer! Like I just posted, I watched it repeatedly last night as I posted the blog!! Excellent job, m'dear!

Well, my little town of Exeter, CA (yes, named after Exeter, England) is quaint and beautiful, settled below the foothills with the Sequoia National Forest in the distance. Ooooooooo now that does sound like a good time!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Trish!

I can vouch that The King's Mistress is definitely vintage Sandy Blair!

Barbara E. said...

I think you should visit Novia Scotia, I think it has a large Celtic influence, so that might be fun.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Beth!

Well, I loved New York so I think you should both go back there for your BFF time :-)

We did take an extra day and spent it going to the Museum of Fine Art, Central Park and then to see Jersey Boys. But I have to agree with Sandy, that was a very expensive trip this year!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Cindy!!

I think we should all have a reunion in Hawaii with Kim! Nothing like the tropics, an icy cool drink, and a book about a hot Scot! ;-)

I've never been to Hawaii. That might be a great reunion trip!

LilMissMolly said...

I'm so envious. I visited Scotland over 25 years ago. We went up north to Inverary (I think I spelled that correctly) and the heather grew taller than I am - I'm 5' 7'' so that's saying something. My friend is a distant relative of the Campbell's who have a castle there. It was fantastic!

Sandy Blair said...

Loucinda, I love how you think! ANd thanks for the warm welcome back.

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Barbara. Novia Scotia. That's an idea! I've never been.

Sandy Blair said...

LilMissMolly,
Wow, that's serious heather. I've only been in the knee deep stuff and then it wasn't even in full color.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Barb!

Hi Barbara. Novia Scotia. That's an idea! I've never been.

Neither have I, Sandy. But if we go we have to do it in the summer. Given your penchant for snow right now, I'm staying South of the Mason-Dixon line in winter!!

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey, Lil Miss Molly!

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip to Scotland.

Me? I'm more into Scottish men taller than me, not the heather! hehehe

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Sandy,
It's so nice to "see" you again! I miss you at DARA. Can hardly wait to get your new story. Have been waiting forever for it to come out. :) Enjoy the nice weather up there. Am jealous!!!

Sandy Blair said...

HI Karilyn,
So good to "see" you again as well. And yes, it has been a long time coming. I hope you enjoy the tale.

Sandy Blair said...

Ladies,
I've hit the wall.

I can't tell you how very much I appreciate you coming to chat, and how much I appreciate Suzy inviting me back to the Lair. (Love U, girlfriend.)

Good luck in the drawings. (I trust Suzy will tell me who my winners are tomorrow.)

Bye and thank you, thank you!!!

Emma said...

Congrats on your e-publishing debut.Great interview.

Nancy said...

I'm so excited about THE KING'S MISTRESS! Congratulations again, Sandy, and thanks for bringing her to Bandits, Suzanne!

Sandy, you've always written amazingly fund and tender stories, and I'm eager to read your latest. I know I'll adore it, too!

Light,
Nancy Haddock

Na said...

The King's Mistress looks like a wonderful book. I read a lot of historical romance but not many that features the royal court. I'm imagining lots of adventure and danger and a great love story. Scotland happens to be one of my favourite places to read about. It has certainly inspired me to visit there one day.