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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Coming Attractions







Welcome to the debut of The Romance Dish!

We are so thrilled about this new venture and hope you will enjoy it too! So, pull up a comfy chair, take those shoes off, prop your feet up and grab a yummy morsel or two from the tray of goodies as you browse through what The Romance Dish has on the menu for November.

We are ecstatic to have two wonderful authors as monthly contributors to The Romance Dish. On the 10th of every month, Trish Milburn will share her love of young adult romance novels with us. Anna Campbell will be here on the 24th of every month with one of her insightful romance reviews.


Author Kimberly Killion will be visiting us on Tuesday, November 3, to talk about her latest release, Highland Dragon. If you love medievals with a sexy hero, a strong heroine, and a truly despicable villain, then you are bound to love this book.

On November 4, Andrea will provide a comprehensive list of the new releases for November. There are always so many books being released that you are bound to forget one that is a definite must read.

In addition to her book review on the 24th, Anna Campbell will be with us on November 5 to discuss her latest release, Captive of Sin.

If the cold weather has you begging for some heat, don’t worry . . . we've got you covered. Just be sure to stop by on November 15 when Buffie unveils the first Hot Dish. Oh yes, there will be hotties!

Since we are in a new home and just getting things decorated around here, we might as well host a HUGE housewarming party . . . only you will be the ones receiving gifts. Our big bash will be held November 16 through November 20 so please make plans to be here! We will have a great, diverse group of authors visiting us and several book giveaways.



~ On November 16, debut author Lori Brighton will be visiting us to dish all about her release, Wild Heart.
~ On Tuesday, November 17, Avon historical romance author Jenna Petersen is in the house.

~ Join us on Wednesday, November 18, when we dish on how Squawk Radio played a part in our friendship. Several of the Squawkers will be stopping by, and we will have a great book giveaway.

~ If you are a lover of romantic suspense, be sure to stop by on Thursday, November 19, when Hank Phillippi Ryan will be here.

~ And to wrap everything up on Friday, November 20, inspirational romance writer Missy Tippens will be visiting us.

In addition to all of that, we will have several book reviews, yummy recipes, and our take on everyday life. So be sure to take some time and dish with us!!

119 comments:

  1. what a wonderful sight you have here and I hope you, Buffie and your friends will do well with it. I am proud of you.

    Mary Ann

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  2. Congratulations on The Romance Dish! Looks like a menu of delicious bites for lovers of romance. I shall be helping myself to regular visits!
    Best wishes for all success.
    Kandy

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  3. Thanks, Mary Ann! We think Buffie is pretty special too. I hope you'll be a regular visitor.

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  4. Thank you, Kandy! We'll be looking forward to those regular visits!

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  5. *looks around* Wow, ladies! Love the new digs. Great decorating job. I know you're not finished yet, a few boxes still to unpack, but it looks like you're getting ready for the party of the Fall. I SO thrilled that all four of you - plus Anna and Trish - will be here. You quite simply, ROCK! Grins.

    Love the cushy chairs, the bistro tables and oh! A very large coffee maker. Ah, ladies after my own heart.

    Looking forward to all the November festivities!

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  6. Love the blog! Mucho good luck! I've added you to my faves!

    Karin* Tabke

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, ladies! We are very excited about our new digs. :)

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  8. Great stuff, ladies. Another fabulous place to visit on the internet (right, like I needed another one. ;) )

    Bev

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  9. Thanks, Bev! We all enjoy visiting your site too and I'm sure everyone can relate to "right, like I needed another one." lol

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks Mom!

    Kandy, great to have you stop by. Looking forward to seeing you on a regular basis.

    Jeanne, the support of the Banditas has meant to much to us.

    Karin, I am so happy that you made it over.

    Beverley, there's always room for one more site, right?! LOL!

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  11. Great digs, ladies! So glad you decided to do this. And so happy that Anna and Trish will be joining you, too.

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  12. Thank you, Vanessa. We are very excited about Anna and Trish joining us every month. They are wonderful ladies, and boy can they make me smile!

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  13. Waving Hi Ladies
    Congrats on your new site I love it already and have it in my favourites list and will be sure to visit daily.
    PJ, Gannon, Andrea and Buffie you guys rock and with Trish and Anna and all the wonderful guests not to forget the hotties this is going to be fantastic place to be
    Thank You
    Have Fun
    Helen

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  14. Woohoo, what a GORGEOUS new site! I can't wait to see what's coming next. PJ, Gannon, Andrea and Buffie (plus the wonderful Trish and Anna) --I'm so glad to see you with a swish new digs on the 'net.

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  15. Thanks, Helen! We're very excited about our new cyber-home and looking forward to entertaining all our friends...like you! :)

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  16. Thank you, Christine! We have lots of fun surprises ahead. :)

    Now if we could just distract the cabana boys in the lair long enough to get the names of some good "assistants" we'd be all set! (grin)

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  17. Helen, it is so great to see you here!!!! I hope you plan on visiting us often.

    Oh Christine, thanks so much for stopping by. As PJ has already said, we have lots of fun things planned.

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  18. How exciting! I'm so glad to see you back -- sounds like you have exciting things planned!

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  19. Thanks for the welcome back, Becke! We're all very excited too. Hope you'll pop in for a visit often!

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  20. I am SMILING EAR TO EAR. This is a terrific site and I will be a frequent visitor. How could I not be, this is where many of the people I love are.

    Congratulations Ladies - this is wonderful and I'm looking forward to all the 'dish'

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  21. What a fantastic idea. And what a pretty site. You have all kinds of fancy features I couldn't begin to figure out. LOL!

    With such great women joining forces, you're destined to take the blogosphere by storm. Congrats, ladies!!!

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  22. (Door Bursts Open)

    Ok, I'm here!!!! Quick...which dish holds the turtles???

    Huh? Huh?

    Welcome to four of my favorite people! I LOVE what you've done with the place! An exceptionally nice job decorating with all those FABULOUS books!


    Do you need help moving anything? I have a couple of gladiators with me....never leave home without them....so furniture? Cars? Yourselves?

    :-)

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  23. OH, and Andrea....

    Your bio says you started reading romance at age 16. So...you've only been reading for 2 years???

    You little youngling....

    AND LOVE the slide show!!!!!

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  24. Maria, thank you! I'm so happy you found us. Now that you know the way we expect to see you often. :)

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  25. Thanks, Terri! That's high praise from someone who is part of one of my favorite romance blogs. Hope we'll see you here often. :)

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  26. Wow! The site looks great, and I love your name. I'm so pleased that you four are going to continue reviewing, and I look forward to Anna's and Trish's contributions.

    I plan to be a regular visitor. :)

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  27. (gently takes Joanie by the hand)

    Come with me m'dear. There's a nice, big bowl of turtles just for you right over here. Now you just settle in and enjoy yourself. Don't worry about these gladiators for a minute. I'm sure we'll be able to find something for them to do. Why am I grinning like a loon? Oh, no reason. No reason at all!

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  28. Thanks, Janga! We just couldn't imagine giving up something we've all grown to love so much. You'll always be a welcome guest in our new cyber-home and I hope you'll be a frequent one.

    And, if I may return a compliment, I'm just as pleased that you decided to continue blogging after the vagabonds broke camp. I always enjoy my visits to Just Janga!

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  29. Thanks Becke, it is very exciting.

    Maria, sending love right back at you!

    TerriO, thanks! I hope you will stop by frequently.

    Joanie!!! I am so happy you are here! And yes, the boys are ALWAYS welcome here *wink wink* You know that!

    Thanks Janga! It took a while to come up with the name, but we sure do love it.

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  30. My favorite ladies are back in town. I look forward to dishing with you! I hope happy adventures are ahead. Love you, love you!

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  31. Thanks, Mary Ann!! You've got a really great daughter. *g*

    Welcome, Kandy! Thanks so much! I sent you an email to schedule a visit. Can't wait! ;)

    I sent you an email, too, Jeanne. It's always great to dish with a Bandita!

    Thanks, Karin!

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  32. (((waving))) Hi PJ and Ladies...Wow! what a great job you've done with the place. Very nice line up..can't wait to visit more often..

    ~Falcon

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  33. Congratulations on the launch of the new site! :) I absolutely love the masthead for your site!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you bring us in coming months!

    Smiles,
    Élodie

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  34. What a gorgeous site, you four!! I love the top banner and love how you've each created your special avatars based on the banner. With Trish and Anna on board and so many A-list starts lined up for your debut month, you guys are certainly off to a running start. Congratulations, and I have you in my Google Reader.

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  35. Hi Falcon! You found us! We're still spiffing up the place but we're pretty proud of it. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    ~PJ

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  36. Nicki! We have a great line-up for November so hope you'll stop by and dish often.

    Thanks again for all your support and encouragement at M&M. You're the best!

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  37. Thanks, Beverley! Yes, you do need another one! LOL

    Thanks, Vanessa! :)

    Helen! *waving* Glad you'll be joining us daily. You rock, too, my dear!

    Thanks, Christine! We're very lucky to have Anna and Trish with us. :)

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  38. Thanks, Élodie! We're pretty proud of the masthead too. Kimberly Killion designed it for us.

    Thanks for visiting our new cyber-home!

    Hugs,
    ~PJ

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  39. Thanks for the welcome back, Becke!

    Maria!! (((hugs))) Thank you! We look forward to dishing with you!

    Thanks, Terri! Can you tell we're excited?!?! LOL

    Welcome to the party, Joanie!!!! Um, yes, I've only been reading romance for two years. Uh huh. *looks around* What? *whispers* Okay, more like two decades. Don't spill my secret. ;)

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  40. Thanks, Keira! I hope we'll see you here often. Your presence always lights up the room.

    (((Hugs)))

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  41. Thanks, Janga! We look forward to your regular visits. ;)

    Thanks, Nicki! We love you, too!!

    Hi, Falcon! *waving* Please stop by often!

    Thanks, Élodie! Isn't Kimberly's work awesome?!?! We are so pleased with it.

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  42. Thanks, Keira!! Looking forward to dishing with you!! :)

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  43. This is wonderful! Your new site looks awesomazing! I luurve your avatars.

    Can't wait for all there is to come =D

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  44. Love, love, love you too Nicki!!!!

    Thanks, Falcon! Hope to see you around here a lot.

    Élodie, thanks so much. That header is the genius of author Kimberly Killion. She does wonderful work!

    Keira {hugs}, it is so good it see you!! I hope you will be able to stop by and dish with us!

    Tris, thanks for stopping by.

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  45. Hi Tris! Thanks for stopping by our new home. Awesomazing. Oh, I like that word. We'll do our best to live up to it! :)

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  46. Vanessa, thanks for stopping in. Can't wait to have you guest blog with us in the future. :)

    Helen, we're so happy to have friends like you celebrate with us!

    Christine, having you here makes our new venture even better! Can you bring the cabana boys with you next time? *g*

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  47. Hey ladies! Congratulations on your new venture - it's already looking great! Glad we didn't lose you - life wouldn't be the same without you!

    Have already bookmarked you and will be checking out all the fab stuff you have going on.

    Did someone mention turtles? *g*

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  48. Becke, so happy to see your smiling face!

    Maria, we expect to see you here a lot!! (((hugs)))

    TerriO, thanks for the compliments!

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  49. Hi girls! I just got the word on your new place today. I had no idea y'all were starting a review blog, but I'm so pleased for you. I'll be adding it to my blog roll and looking forward to lots of wonderful recommendations!

    Congratulations on the new digs!

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  50. Joanie, for you there will always be turtles! Now, about those gladiators...*vbg*

    Janga, we hope to see you often!!

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  51. Nicki, you're here! Thanks for all your support. Love you, too!!

    Falcon, we're glad you popped in and hope to see you here often. :)

    Elodie, thanks for the congrats. Kimberly Killion designed the masthead. We think it's fabulous, too.

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  52. Keira, thanks for being here. Friends like you will help make The Romance Dish a fun place to be. (((Hugs)))

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  53. Hey guys, I just found out about this site. Good luck with your brand-new venture. Sounds like you have a lot lined up to look forward to.

    It was a pleasure working with you @ RNTV :)

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  54. Tris, thanks for stopping by and for the lovely compliments!

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  55. Anna, always lovely to have another Bandita in the house. I do believe there are some turtles left. ;)

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  56. Kati, we're so glad you stopped by. Thanks the congrats! Having a former RNTV chica hanging out with us is sure to be fun!

    Stacy, another RNTV chica here with us! Thanks for being here. :)

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  57. Oops! Sorry about that, Tris. I forgot to take off my other hat. Let's try that again.

    Hi Tris! Thanks for stopping by our new home. Awesomazing. Oh, I like that word. We'll do our best to live up to it! :)

    ~PJ

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  58. Kati and Stacy, great to see you here! We're just starting to get the word out about our new digs. It's all come about pretty quickly.

    Great to have both of you in the house! :)

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  59. Thanks, Anna! For you, there will always be turtles, providing Joanie doesn't get to them first. Of course, there's always a trade-off. With her eyes on the turtles, she won't be watching the gladiators and we sure wouldn't want them to feel neglected, would we? *vbg*

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  60. Anna, thanks so much for checking in! You know, I think PJ will be making those turtles in her sleep! LOL!

    Kati & Stacy, it is so great to see you both here. We just might have to schedule a RNTV reunion sometime :0

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  61. Hey ladies, an RNTV reunion sounds fun. Keep us posted :)

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  62. Hi, Kate! It's like a mini RNTV reunion here. :)

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  63. So many familiar faces that it feels like home. Your kick-off events sound positively kick ass. Congratulations.

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  64. I'm so excited The Romance Dish is up and running! And that I have this wonderful new place to share my love of young adult novels.

    Congratulations and the launch, Dishers. :)

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  65. PJ and Joanie, maybe you could arrange an exchange -- PJ's turtles for Joanie's chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

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  66. YAY, Trish is in the house!!! We are so happy that you are joining us in this venture. I can't wait to learn more about YA books.

    Yes, I do believe a deal could be made for Joanie's cookies and PJ's turtles. Since I'm the lone person who doesn't eat chocolate, I'll have to see what I can come up with ;)

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  67. Clarisse, thanks for the congrats! We think everything looks pretty awesome, too. :)

    Yay, Trish! A big thanks for being a part of "The Dish" and sharing your thoughts on YA. Wouldn't be the same without you!

    Hmmm, PJ's turtles and Joanie's chocolate chip cookies....I think I gained a pound just thinking about them! LOL

    Buffie, I'm sure we can find some non chocolate goodies. :)

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  68. Buffie - I have you in my list of favorites so I'll certainly be checking in regularly.

    Andrea - Hush darling. We're the same age, remember? If you're 18, so am I. Whoot!

    Joanie - I watched Gladiator again last night and it made me think of you. :)

    Gannon - *tilt head up* Good to see you again!

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  69. Wow, great looking blog and you guys have a lot of great things to look forward to. I am definitely subscribing to your feed and I will definitely be back. How exciting!

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  70. Joanie - I watched Gladiator again last night and it made me think of you. :)

    I did too, Terri! I love Russell Crowe in a tunic...with a sword...in the library..

    Oh! Excuse me (blushes)Went to my happy place for a minute.

    I don't know. It might be difficult to get any chocolate chip cookies. When Demetrius overhead that, he rounded up the other glads and formed an armed circle around the platter.

    Now...what would ya'll do to try to get around them VBEG

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  71. This is so exciting! I'm so happy for all of you. Congratulations on the new site! You've got an amazing line up in store and I'm looking forward to visiting with you.

    Lots of love
    Marisa

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  72. Well it looks like The Romance Dish is getting a full plate with all the comments. Thank you PJ for asking me to be a regular visitor and I hope to be. May take me a little more time, but I will make it at times.

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  73. Rowena, thanks so much for stopping by. We appreciate your subscription and will look forward to your return visits!

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  74. MARISA!!! You found us! We expect to see your smiling face around here often, chica!

    (((Hugs)))

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  75. Rowena, glad to know that you will be coming back :)

    Marisa {{hugs}}, I've missed you!! So glad you stopped by.

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  76. Thanks, Tris! We're really proud of how everything turned out. I look forward to dishing with you!

    Thanks, Anna!! Yes, there are turtles. Mwahahaha!

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  77. Thanks, Kati!! And thanks for adding us!

    Hi, Stacy!! It was more than a pleasure working with you. (((hugs)))

    Thanks, KB!! We definitely need to do an RNTV reunion. ;)

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  78. Thanks, Clarisse! Please, make yourself at home. :)

    Thanks, Trish! And thanks for joining us on this adventure. *g*

    LOL, TerriO!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Rowena! And please come back often. :)

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  79. Marisa!! (((HUGS))) Thanks so much for stopping by. Please, don't be a stranger!

    Mary Ann, I hope you'll visit often, too!!

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  80. Hooray, the blog is up! I'm so happy you have a new site and such a great lineup ahead! Of course, since you have a couple of Banditas on board (Anna and Trish) you will have Banditas popping in all the time. Not sure if that's a good thing or an obnoxious thing. *g* Time will tell!

    I can't wait for the fun ahead. Congratulations!!

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  81. Hey Caren! We are beyond thrilled that Anna and Trish have joined us in this new adventure. And we are definitely looking forward to seeing lots of the Banditas around here. Thanks for all your support!

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  82. Your new "home" is awesome, PJ! I know you and your friends have been working hard on this and it shows what a great job you've all done! You may just convert me yet!
    *****CONGRATULATIONS*****

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  83. Thanks, Beth! I'm so glad you like our new home and I hope you'll visit us often. You might find you like it! :)

    ((((Hugs))))

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  84. Thanks, Caren! Banditas are always welcome at The Romance Dish!

    Thank you for your support, encouragement and enthusiasm. It means so much to all of us.

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  85. Thanks, Beth!! We think we have a wonderful place. I hope that you will stop by and visit with us. Maybe we can convert you :-)

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  86. Marisa, big (((hugs)))!! I'm so glad you're here. We hope you'll be here OFTEN! xxoo

    Caren, the more Banditas, the merrier! :)

    Thanks, Beth! If you hang around us long enough, we'll convert you for sure. ;)

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  87. I'm so excited to have been invited to sneak over here Buffie! thanks for the invite, what a great site!

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  88. Hi, Caren!!! Having Banditas popping in is definitely a GOOD thing. ;)

    Thanks, Beth! We hope you'll visit us often!

    Welcome, Kristal!

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  89. Thanks, Kristal! I'm glad you were able to check it out. Be sure to spread the word :-)

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  90. Congratulations on the launch of Romance Dish! I love the look and feel of it. I have officially added your site to my favorites list.

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  91. Just checking in to say hello to all. thanks for the welcome Andrea, know you are having as much fun with this as Buffie. All take care now, more later....

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  92. Thanks for adding us to your favorites, Christie!

    Mary Ann, it's nice to see you here so often. :)

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  93. Christie, so glad you like the look and feel of our new home. I think we are all pretty darn pleased with it.

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  94. Tomorrow is the big kickoff and I'm so excited!!! November is going to be so much fun!

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  95. OMG! Are you guys ready?!?!
    Can't wait to see the blog up and running tomorrow. And you thought it couldn't be done in a month. LOL
    Good luck and have fun...

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  96. Thanks, Kimberly! We're way beyond excited! lol

    You're right. We never dreamed this could all be ready in a month. Just goes to show what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it...and have great friends to help you along the way!

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  97. Congratulations Ladies!
    I love the look of your new sight and have already bookmarked it! Wishing you much luck!

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  98. Thanks, Kimberly! Who would have thought we'd be here less than a month after we cooked up this blog?!

    Huge thanks for all of your help!

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  99. Cyn, I'm so glad you're here! Make sure to check in daily--you never know what might happen...or what you might win!

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  100. Hi Cyndi! So glad you found us. I hope you'll be a regular visitor.

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  101. Ladies! Congrats! This blog is absolutely gorgeous!

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  102. Thank you so much, Kimberly! For your guidance, for your support . . . for EVERYTHING! (((hugs)))

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  103. Thanks, Cyndi! We hope to see you often!

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  104. Isabel!!! It is SO good to see you here!! Thank you so much, my friend. (((hugs)))

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  105. Kimberly!!!!!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work! We SO appreciate it all. And yes, we do plan on having a whole lot of fun ;)

    Cyndi - Looking forward to seeing you around here frequently!

    Isobel - Thanks, we think it looks pretty darn good.

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  106. Sounds like a great November lineup. Can't wait for the posts.

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  107. Thanks, Amy! We are looking forward to getting things started too. Hope to see you around here ofte :)

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  108. I want to join in on all this fun!!! Love everything. You ladies have done a fabulous job and I look forward to all the great events and wonderful reviews I plan to swipe. ;)

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  109. Thanks, Amy! We can't wait either!

    Welcome, Beverley! Thanks! Looking forward to your swipes and your visit! ;)

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  110. This sounds wonderful ladies! Good luck!

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  111. Just heard about the kickoff today via Facebook. Wishing you all the best in your new venture. Looks like you've got a great lineup scheduled!

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  112. Please have your blog posts display fully in the feed readers. I know it's nice to get visit counts but it is a big deterrent to reading very many posts for those of us who follow lots of blogs.

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  113. Just heard about your grand opening on Twitter! Congratulations on a lovely site, ladies. There are so many books to choose from -- and my TBR pile is SO high! It's great to have another spot to look for reviews and what's coming down the road!

    Best of luck!

    ~ Melissa Mayhue

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  114. Hi Ladies!! I'm so excited to finally be able to hang out at the DISH. The site is beautiful and your avatars are so elegant and PINK. What a classy joint! :-)

    Ooh, and there's PJ's turtles!! And whoa, Joanie brought gladiators.

    I like it here!

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  115. Congratulations on the Romance Dish! Love the lineup of authors for this month. Sounds awesome!!

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