Friday, October 1, 2010

October - Coming Attractions

posted by Donna MacMeans

Prepare yourself for a wild time in the lair this month. We have loads of guests, a launch party and Halloween to celebrate. I've had to restock confetti, streamers, champagne and chocolate - just so we can make it through the month.

We'll start with Lorraine Heath on October 4th. Lorraine and Suz talk about a brand new series Lorraine has titled, LONDON'S GREATEST LOVERS. They'll discuss the series and the first two books, PASSIONS OF A WICKED EARL and PLEASURES OF A NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN. Don't miss these very sexy brothers!

Tighten the bolts on the chandelier! Christie is launching SCANDAL OF THE SEASON on October 5th. Talk about a hot cover! Our launch party might well be the scandal of this season (grin).

On Wednesday, October 6th, Anna Campbell hosts debut historical author Tiffany Clare. We'll be talking about Tiffany's sizzling October release THE SURRENDER OF A LADY. (I do love meeting new debut authors, don't you?)

On October 7th Banditas Kim Howe and Jeanne Adams will talk about their fabulous experiences at Writers Police Academy in Greensboro, NC.

Lair favorite Kate Walker will be back on October 8th to talk about her new - and slightly different - Harlequin Presents Extra novel THE GOOD GREEK WIFE? She'll be telling us why the question mark is very important and why this novel is a bit different - and rounding out the celebration of her 25th year in publishing. (Yay Kate!)

October 12th, another bandita favorite, Dianna Love, returns to the lair with a prelude to the spooky Halloween season and things that go bump in the night, as we talk about the unexplainable and give a sneak peak of her latest colaboration with Sherrilyn Kenyon, BLOOD TRINITY, first in the Belador series.

Madeline Hunter joins us on October 16th to chat about her new release, SINFUL IN SATIN. (That heroine sure looks sinful in pink!)

Breaking News Janet Mullaney will join us on October 17th to talk about Jane Austen and vampires - what a perfect month for her to guest blog! (sorry no cover picture)

My old friend, Cathy Mann, will join us again on October 19th. THE MAVERICK PRINCE will be out in November, so we're diving a little ahead, but look at this cover!!! Well worth the anticipation!

After talking about Cathy's November release, it won't be much of a stretch to look forward to Christmas and WICKED WONDERLAND. Luann McLane will join us on October 21st to talk about this fun anthology. Three bestselling authors steam up the pages with sexy tales of women who earn spots on Santa's naughty list...

Desire author Jules Bennett will take us FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED on October 23rd. Priorities becomes skewed when faced with blackmail...will Cole Marcum risk his heart once again to confront the truth from the past?

All in the lair know about the Adam's legendary Halloween parties. With a name like Adams, can we expect anything less? We'll close out October with a bang as Jeanne Adams invites us to celebrate her favorite holiday, Halloween.

This month's contests:

After the huge success of Anna Campbell’s last contest where she gave away a pile of signed books, she’s doing it all again in her latest website contest. The question is really easy. Other than English, please name three languages in which Anna’s books are available. You might just find the answer on this page of her website: She’ll choose TWO winners at random and those lucky entrants will receive signed copies of:


DARK AND DEADLY by Jeanne Adams


THE WICKED MARQUIS by Miranda Neville

PROOF BY SEDUCTION by Courtney Milan


Good luck! The contest closes 30th November, 2010. Email your answers For more information, please visit Anna’s contest page:

It's a full exciting month in the Lair. Don't miss a day of it!


flchen1 said...

Wow, what a great month in store! Can't believe it's October already! Yeehaw!

Helen said...

Well done Fedora have fun with him

Whoo Hoo what a month ahead and I do love debut authors and of course I am soo looking forward to Christie's new book YAY.

It is going to be a fantastic month in the lair

Have Fun

Jane said...

Happy October. I'm ready for another fun month in the lair.

Congrats, Fedora.

Donna MacMeans said...

Congrats Fichen! It does look like an exciting month, doesn't it?
Lots of guests, lots of holiday celebrations. Just as it's hard to believe it's October already, I think the month is going to fly by in the lair. Good Times.

Donna MacMeans said...

Helen - I'm with you. There's a fabulous excitement and adventure that comes with a debut author.

And Christie's launch! I can remember when we launched her first book in the lair - can you believe it?

Donna MacMeans said...

Jane - Good as always to have you with us!

Sheree said...

Wow, what a line up for October!

Christine Wells said...

Woohoo! I can't wait!

Anna Campbell said...

Fedora, the chook is obviously checking out old haunts. Um, with Halloween coming up, perhaps I should dress up as an Old Haunt!

Hey, Donna, what a fabulous line-up! I love the sound of Lorraine's new series? The Greatest Lovers in London? Let me at 'em! And isn't that pink cover of Madeline's beautiful?

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

It's going to be a great month in the lair! I can just see my little dollars flying out the windows again..LOL

Donna MacMeans said...

LOL Dianna - Ain't that the truth!

Donna MacMeans said...

Anna - Those are beautiful covers - and let's not forget Christie's Season of Scandal cover. Kensington has been giving her some real beauties.

Anna Sugden said...

Awesome month ahead with some of my favourite authors making an appearance! Very excited about Christie's new book and Lorraine's new series and Kate Walker's latest, as well as Tiffany's debut. Also thrilled to welcome Dianna and Cathy back - two fab ladies and writers!

Look forward to meeting Luann and Jules and the amazing Madeline Hunter.

I can see my TBR mountain is going to become a mountain range!

Gannon Carr said...

I knew that this was going to be a great month, and now that I've seen what the Lair has in store, I'm sure of it!

Can't wait!

gamistress66 said...

sounds like another fun month :)

Susan Sey said...

Wow, I'm impressed! October's shaping up to be an awesome month--can't wait!

Christie Kelley said...

I didn't get this to you in time, Donna, but Janet Mullany will join us again this month. Look for her interview about Jane Austen and vampires on October 17!

jo robertson said...

Great October lineup! I can't believe how fast the year has flown!

Janga said...

It's always a great time in the lair, and October promises to be a typically awesome month.

Donna MacMeans said...

Christie - Just slipped Janet in there. Cool! Vampires and Jane Austen in October - that should be a fun blog.

Donna MacMeans said...

You know - I feel like I'm juggling plates in the air. Lots of things that require attention with no time to do them - but just looking at that October line-up makes me smile. No matter what else is happening around me, I know where I can find a good online party going on with fantastic friends who love romance.

jules said...

So excited to have my Bandits debut on the 23rd! Thanks, Donna:)

Nancy said...

Fedora, congrats on the bird!

Hey from Atlanta, everyone! We're going to have a great month in the Lair.

Moonlight & Magnolias kicks off today, with some great workshops and a chance to see friends.

Pat Cochran said...

Outstanding! I'm really going to
enjoy life in the lair this month
with all the great authors listed!
All this AND a Halloween bash!

Pat Cochran

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOW! Happy October Everyone!

But how could it be anything but HAPPY with such a great line-up?!?!

CONGRATS on the GR AGAIN, Fedora! I hope you don't let him near any Halloween candy. :-P

Jules, we're excited to have you with us in the Lair!

Nancy, ENJOY M&M! I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear if my Treasures of Venice WINS the Maggie. Trish and Fo are up for awards too, so it could be a BIG NIGHT for the Banditas!

wishing I could have attended in person