Bits of This & That

TBR Challenge Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Posted Jan 18 2017 in ,

How do you reach the heart of a man who distrusts and even fears love? That’s not an uncommon question in romances, but it’s handled superbly in Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels. This is one of those books I’ve meant to read for a long time. While this month’s theme is short fiction, I didn’t […]

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Happy Boxing Day 2016!

Posted Dec 26 2016 in , , ,

Well, it’s official.  The calendar has turned to a new page, and Christmas 2016 is over.  I feel as though I hardly had time to anticipate it before it was here, and now it’s gone. Some of you celebrate the holiday, and some of you don’t.  If you do, I hope yours was merry, and […]

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The Magic Christmas Guy

Posted Dec 15 2016 in , , , ,

This was a fun story to write.  I’m a sucker for holiday decorations, and I enjoyed creating a situation where the decorations played a central role. There used to be a young man in our neighborhood who decorated his small house and yard to the max every Christmas.  He had “Merry Christmas” spelled out in lights […]

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Introducing Nichole Christoff

Posted Dec 5 2016 in , , , , ,

My guest today, Nichole Christoff, is making her Lair debut.  I discovered Nichole when I saw a reference to her debut novel, The Kill List, on an RWA loop.  It sounded like my kind of book, so I grabbed it, devoured it, and started jonesing for more.  Nichole’s protagonist, Jamie Sinclair, combines the ability to […]

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Coming in December

Posted Dec 1 2016

Wow, it’s hard to believe the year is already coming to an end!  It’s a quiet month in the Lair, mostly with me hanging out unless someone else decides to pop in.  This is what’s on tap in the Lair for December: On December 5, Nichole Christoff discusses her Jamie Sinclair thrillers with Nancy.  They’ll chat […]

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In the Eye of the Holiday Storm

Posted Nov 26 2016

If you’ve been anywhere near a television lately, you know the holiday chaos has started in the US with Black Friday sales.  Crowded shopping centers and stressed-out people and distracted drivers will be everywhere this weekend and will persist, in varying degrees, right up through December 24. If you’ve experienced any of this, you may […]

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Jon Land & Caitlin Strong Return

Posted Nov 14 2016

My guest today is a familiar face in the Lair, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land.  We’re celebrating the release of his latest Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong Cold Dead, which I bought, devoured, and loved the week it came out.  Several of the books in this series have been RT Top Picks.  In 2013, after […]

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Belated November Coming Attractions

Posted Nov 3 2016

Hi, everyone–We’re a little late with this, obviously.  Lots of scrambling going on.  But we have great guests this month as well as bandits blogging.  Even me.  Honestly and truly.  Two months in a row, woo-hoo!  Here’s the lineup: November 4: Lair favourite, Rachel Brimble, returns to party with us and celebrate the launch of […]

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The Square Peg Problem: A #HoldOntoTheLight Blog Post

Posted Oct 26 2016

I’m pleased to be part of the Hold Onto The Light blog tour this year along with bandita Jeanne and yesterday’s guest, Gail Z. Martin, and many other authors. #HoldOnToTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy, science fiction, paranormal romance, horror, and YA authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness […]

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Days of the Dead with Gail Z. Martin

Posted Oct 25 2016 in , , , , , , , , , ,

My guest today will be familiar to our regular visitors. Gail Z. Martin is the author of the urban fantasy Deadly Curiosities series set in Charleston, SC, three epic fantasy series, The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, The Chronicles of the Necromancer series, and The Fallen Kings Cycle as well as a new Steampunk series, Iron and Blood co-authored with Larry N. […]

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