News & Events
May 1 – 5, 2013
I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention May 1 – 5 in Kansas City, MO.
Here’s a list of the events I’ll be at that are open to the public – I hope to see you at at least one of them :)
I’ll be on the panel for Erotica: How To Ride the New Erotic Romance Wave from 2:30 – 3:30
With 20 million books sold, Fifty Shades of Grey showed the world that erotica and erotic romance can go mainstream in bigger ways than ever. Join stars of the erotica/erotic romance genre as they reveal how they have built their stellar careers in this sizzling genre.
I’m going to be sure to point out the “new” isn’t really that new and that most of us have been writing since long before FSOG came out :)
And Romance Reader Apples to Apples from 5 – 6
Join some wild romance authors as they take the fun — and wholesome — game of Apples to Apples and transform it, RT-style! Get ready to giggle, blush, win fabulous prizes and have a wicked good time.
Trust me, you want to come to this event! It’s going to be so much fun!
Author Chat: Erotica with me, Jaci Burton, Maya Banks and Sylvia Day 11:15 – 12:15
Join today’s hottest erotic romance authors for an hour-long chat, and bring your questions about their books, their characters and their series.
Pride Over the Rainbow 2:45 – 3:45
Celebrate the wide range of romance with authors, bloggers and industry professionals from across the rainbow. Click your heels three times, and come dressed as your favorite subgenre. Walk the yellow brick road through our genre’s past as we duke it out over classic romance trivia. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in the following categories: paranormal, uniforms, steampunk, historical, erotica, cowboys, sci-fi/fantasy and romantic suspense/mystery. Will regencies get steampunked? Can paranormal summon the flying monkeys? You can expect a tornado of prizes and piles of giveaways, but come early because quantities are limited.
RT Book Reviews Award Ceremony 1:15 – 3:30 – I’ll be accepting the award for Best SF Erotic Romance for CAPTIVATED
May 4 from 11 – 2 I’ll be signing at the bookfair, which is open to the public and will have hundreds of authors! Click the link for a a list of participating authors!
April 2, 2013 – LUSH is Now Available!
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe…
Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.
Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.
What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…
Heroes and Heartbreakers: Not only did I love Lush by Lauren Dane, I expect it will make my “top ten” list of 2013.
Smexybooks gives LUSH an A and says in part: I love Ms. Dane’s contemporaries. The Brown Siblings series was good, but in my opinion, this spin-off was most excellent and I enjoyed every installment-though, I have to admit Lush was my favorite of the three.
Delighted Reader gives LUSH an A and says in part: I loved Damien and Mary! I want more of them and the rock music he creates along with a buffet of Mary’s food. This books was a total delight of the senses and I never wanted to put it down. I highly recommend you pick up a copy!
Book Reviews and More says: Lush has it all. An entertaining plot, genuine characters, and seriously hot sex scenes. Lauren Dane provides an absolutely fascinating view of what goes on behind the scenes in the music world. Longtime fans of the Delicious series are going to enjoy catching up with their favorite characters. New to the series? You are going to fall in love with all of the characters in this highly addictive series.
Parajunkie says: LUSH was fantastic!
Mama Kitty Reviews: Totally loved this book.
Buy in trade paper from: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Indie Bound, The Book Depository (great if you’re frustrated by the additional wait to get it in the UK, Australia, etc)
Buy for your Kindle
Buy for your Nook
Buy in ePub format from Books A Million
March 12 – LOST IN YOU is Now Available!
He’s faced down every demon…except one fast-talking Southern girl.
Petal, Georgia, Book 2
It hasn’t been easy for Joe Harris to live down his not-so-honorable past, but the military made him a better man. He’s determined to make up for past mistakes, starting with coming home to care for his ailing father.
Things are going as planned until his best friend’s little sister comes barreling into his life. Funny, quick talking, smart, beautiful, she’s a temptation he tries—and fails—to resist.
When Beth Murphy hears Joe is back in town, she makes sure she’s the first on his welcoming committee. Though he tries to pretend he’s gruff and unworthy of her, she sees the man who spoils his dog, who touches her like she’s precious. Cherished. But there’s one wall she can’t break down—the truth about what’s happening at home.
On the night the nature of his father’s illness becomes painfully, publicly apparent, Joe does the right thing—push Beth as far away as possible. But if he thought she’d go away quietly, he’s about to learn she’s made of sterner stuff.
Grab it at Amazon for your Kindle
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Grab it in all digital formats at the Samhain Store
February 5, 2013 Bound By Magick book three – GOING UNDER is now available in print and digital formats!
“Lauren Dane always delivers a steamy, exciting ride,”* and she does it again in her new novel of two lovers fighting for their lives against a rising threat, and a passion that’s just as dangerous…
In the wake of the Magister’s rampage, chaos rules. Left reeling, the Others and the humans scramble to create a some sort of unity in the face of growing unrest and violence from anti-Other hate groups federation—and ruthless PR guru Molly Ryan is the witch who can do it. She grew up in the human world but there’s nothing left for her there. She’s lost her PR firm, her friends and she’s decided to put all her fight toward aiding the Others in this dark, new reality. If there’s anything left for her there, she’s going to fight for it. But Gage Garrity, one of the few Others who survived the massacre, fears that the crusade will expose Molly to greater dangers than ever before.
Now, together, with magick on their side, they’re on the road in a desperate struggle to unite a torn world. From state houses to television news to legislative conference rooms across the country, they’re fighting the good fight. And it’s bringing out a passion in both of them they never expected—one as volatile, intense, and all-consuming as their relentless battle for world unity. A battle that could be their undoing…
Kirkus: A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success.
RR@H Novel Thoughts: If you are a fan of tightly woven paranormal romances with a slight urban fantasy feel, you don’t want to miss this series. It’s one of my favorites.
Reviews By Molly: This book was full of intrigue, world building, love, lust, heat, tension, and suspense—a heady combination. Going Under is by far my favorite book in the series and I cannot wait to see what Dane comes up with next!
Fiction Vixen: Best book yet in her Bound by Magick series. It masterfully pulls in characters from her other series as well. Molly is a wonderfully strong and confident heroine. She made the book for me.
Purchase at Amazon in mass market
Purchase at Amazon for your Kindle
Purchase at Barnes and Noble in MM paper or for the Nook
Purchase in mass market from Books A Million
Purchase in mass market paper from Indie Bound
Purchase in mass market paper from The Book Depository
January 1, 2013 The trade paperback version of BENEATH THE SKIN is now available! This one is so pretty with a matte cover so my thanks to Samhain for such a gorgeous book :)
A whole world exists…beneath the skin.
De La Vega Cats, Book 3
Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha’s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree together.
After a contentious meeting with another jamboree, he’s shot—Mia stumbles onto the scene and saves his life. He’s immediately drawn to the female who dug three silver bullets from his body. Even after he discovers she’s a Porter, a family his own harmed grievously half a century before.
Mia has enough in her life. She’s recovering from a vicious hate crime—an attack using silver has affected her ability to do what she loves most. The last thing she needs is a bossy alpha cat like Gibson. A de La Vega no less.
Despite the myriad reasons to stay away, even as they continue to hunt down the would-be killers, their attraction deepens into something else entirely.
The answers they find bring that threat far closer to home than anyone could have imagined and it’ll be up to Gibson to end the mess once and for all. And up to Mia to stand at his side, even as he risks his life…
Warning: A super hot alpha male with a gruff façade, and an uppity female who’s not buying it. Some violence. Some red-hot sex. Bad words. Lots of fun.
“…I absolutely loved everything about Gibson and Mia’s story in Beneath the Skin. It was heartwarming, humorous and suspenseful in alternating turns and I just did not want to put it down. It’s a book that I already want to read again- along with the others in the de La Vega series. I whole heartedly Joyfully Recommend Beneath the Skin as one that deserves a spot in your shapeshifter library.” Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read
“Packed full of steamy love scenes, old grudges, betrayal, and witty banter between the characters, Beneath the Skin is a great story about were-cats standing up for their people and finding love in the middle of war.” Limecello
“Beneath the Skin was fast paced, suspenseful, and steamy. I wasn’t ready for it to end. I love the De La Vega Cats and I can’t wait for the next novel. I highly recommend Beneath the Skin to everyone who likes paranormal romance.” Sizzling Hot Books
November 6 TART is now available!
USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane serves up a sweet, sensual, and hot-to-the-touch novel in which one woman’s most intimate desires are stirred by two very special ingredients
Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed.
That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever.
Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns
The Book Binge: I really enjoy Dane’s fresh approach to contemporary romance. This is a strong series that features great relationships and emotional bonds. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something a little spicy and a lot fun.
Book Lovers Inc: Tart is a beautiful story of love, friendship and family. It made me smile and tear up, it made me blush and hope no one could see what I was reading (*g*). This is a very hot story wrapped in love and deliciousness. You can read it as a stand alone but you’d be missing so much on all the other characters. It’s a perfect addition to an already pretty amazing series. I’m now craving the next book, Lush.
Buy for your Kindle
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Buy from Barnes and Noble for your Nook or in Trade Paper
Buy from Books A Million
The Book Depository
Buy from Indie Bound
October 2, 2012 LAID OPEN is now available!
This is a digital only novella featuring Ben, Todd and Erin from LAID BARE. It takes place during some of the events in TART… It is NOT a standalone.
All she needed to pack was a few bikinis, a toothbrush and some sunscreen. This is what Ben told Erin when he presented her and Todd with tickets to Fiji and the promise of ten days of nothing but sleeping until whenever they wanted, sex without having to lock the door and lots of alone time.
And that’s what they have. Long days and nights filled with pleasure. Long enough that the stress and exhaustion drops away and the three can simply enjoy each other.
They’ve got heat. More than ever before. Recharging their batteries has also brought new levels of intimacy and connection. But when Erin stumbles over the pain of her past, both men band together to not only help her through, but to help each other as well.
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August 7, 2012 CHERISHED is now Available!
Two all-new novellas that cross the boundaries of desire.
Exiled by Maya Banks…Enticed to the island paradise where an enigmatic prince is living in exile, beautiful, virginal Talia is introduced to a world of forbidden pleasure where the prince’s every whim is fulfilled and her fantasies are rendered in exquisite detail. But when the prince is summoned back to fulfill his duty to his struggling country, reality is thrust upon Talia all too soon. She returns home, heartbroken, convinced she was a passing fancy for an idle ruler and his most trusted men. Until the day they arrive on her doorstep, determined to have her back where she belongs.
Sway by Lauren Dane…Levi Warner is an established, older man—wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.
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