Sassy Saturday – Wolf Unbound Impromptu Contest

I had a review of Jaci Burton’s Riding Wild ready to go up today but I just received my author copies of Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound so I thought I’d do a contest for some ARCs and put up the review tomorrow.

Work for you?

Okay here’s the deal: I’ll choose a winner from the commenters on this post at 7 pm pacific/10 eastern tonight, December 29.

All I need is why you like any or all of the elements in the book – romance, paranormals, erotic romance, werewolves, shifters, BDSM or heck, even this particular series.

That’s it. I’ll choose at least one winner later today. Good luck everyone!

63 comments to “Sassy Saturday – Wolf Unbound Impromptu Contest”

  1. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:08 pm · Link

    First off, I love shifter stories, especially wolves. I for one like the idea that there is someone out there that will be by my side forever if I find him. Second, BDSM to me shows a level of trust, honesty, devotion and love that is in general sadly lacking in today’s society. And to me there is nothing like a touching love story, with strong characters and engaging plot combined with the smokin’ HAWT sexplay your well-known for. 😳

  2. jessi
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Love paranormals as an escape from day to day life. Love shifters (the whole idea that someone can change into another animal). Also love the Cascadia Wolves, because its a great series.

    Jessi πŸ˜€

  3. Cindy
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Why do I love the elements? Well, paranormal allows more possibilities for connections between the h/h and depending on the type/powers, it intensifies the heat between them.

    Erotic romance to me, is a much hotter, more interesting read for me. I find my tastes do not run to the vanilla, as will be evidenced by my next element comment.

    BDSM…it’s something I fantasize about and reading it in a romance is a safe way for me to enjoy it. So hot. Something about it takes me to the next level.

  4. Cindy
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Oooh and I found one bunny!

  5. Maura
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Hmmmm – I love the dichotomy of shifters. The mix of the more cerebral human and the more instinctive animal. I like to see how the authors mix the two and come out with a whole being in which they coexist.

    And, of course, I love your stories πŸ™‚

  6. Estella
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I love all paranormal, shifter books. What a lovely trip into escapism.

  7. tina brunelle
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:24 pm · Link

    I have a special love of my furies. I love shifters. The loyality, the alpha male what isn’t there to love there. but after reading witches knot the third i could be brought over to the vamp side. Holly was one lucky lady!!

  8. Jan
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:26 pm · Link

    I love to imagine that shifters really do exist and who’s to say they don’t since they like to keep private. πŸ˜‰

    As for BDSM, not everyone enjoys the give and take of control but I find it very exciting. You have to trust your partner to the upmost and that trust deepens the relationship.

    I’m so happy to see that the next installment of Cascadia Wolves is due soon.

  9. Caitlin Hoy
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I love shapeshifters and werewolves because I love animals and it is so awesome to think of people with the power to change their shape. I love your books. I like this series particularly because it is so different from real life and it is part of my favorite genre: paranormal. Happy Holidays!

  10. tina brunelle
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:34 pm · Link

    ohh wanted to add, one of the nice things bout paranormals is, your charactors can have 1. more conflict cause they can have that internal conflict of when is my power used for good when is it used for evil? and what happens should either go too far. and it is the internal conflict that makes the charactor more real. you feel connected to them and want them suceed.

  11. icia
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:44 pm · Link

    bummer this is one of the series I dont have. So I’m looking into getting them. How many do you have or is going to have in this series?? icia

  12. Mina Gerhart
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I Love vampires, weres, time travel and ghosts. The most important part of the book is how well it’s written. Nothing is worse than a poorly written, shallow plotted book.

  13. Hayley
    December 29th, 2007 at 3:51 pm · Link

    hmmm…lets see, I love paranormal because I want an escape from reality, I get enough of the normal in real life, I don’t want it in my books. I love Shapeshifters and Vampires because they are just HOOOOOOTTTTT!!! The strong alpha male, dark, brooding, lonely for someone to complete them. *shiver* what’s not to like.

  14. Heather
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:00 pm · Link

    i like dirty hot sex!!!!! And Contemp and Vampires. Not a fan of much else.

  15. Cathy M
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:11 pm · Link

    I love all of those elements, seperately, but together is definitely a personal favorite. And it just works so well in your stories is why I love this series so much.

  16. Sarah Piché-Choquette
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Well, as for paranormal in general, especially shifters, one of the main reasons why I really enjoy it is that it’s different from our daily life, after all I don’t think my man will change into a wolf tomorrow for example 😎 BDSM can also be great in books since it’s not something I would do in real life but it turns me on while I’m reading though.

  17. Mary Ann Williams
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Ooh, all those elements make for a great read, especially if it involves shifters who are into BDSM. There needs to be trust established for both of those, loving a dominate shifter takes a special heroine (or hero πŸ˜‰ ). πŸ˜€

  18. Chris Roberts
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:30 pm · Link

    I love shifter romances. You have the best of the best in this type of book.

    The shifter hero is like the alpha heroes of years ago. Usually totally devoted to the heroine and totally loyal to his family.

  19. Marilu Mann
    December 29th, 2007 at 4:41 pm · Link

    As an author of paranormals myself, I love the flexibility of the characters. I like shifters who angst about loving humans and the humans who think they are nuts to be involved with someone who sheds!

  20. Ayreann
    December 29th, 2007 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I love paranormal elements because it encompasses werewolves, vamps, other types of shifters, witches and etc. The stories usually have lots of romantic suspense too. And let’s not forget some major Alpha heroes.

  21. Amy S.
    December 29th, 2007 at 5:15 pm · Link

    I like all those elements in books. Love wolf books because of the alpha heroes. I also love this series. It is so good! Congrats on the new release! :mrgreen:

  22. Charlene
    December 29th, 2007 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Don’t enter me, but the werewolf mafia? Hilarious! That’s what sold me on the series. Of course the hot sexx is good too. :mrgreen:

  23. Connie Northrop
    December 29th, 2007 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I have always loved paranormal stories and began reading everything that I could get my hands on in grade school. Adding romance to them was just perfect for me. Vampires, shifters, ghosts and demons (the good ones) lend an air of mystery that ties it together. Erotica and BDSM (lite for me) is relatively new (around 2 years) for my reading but I find that I enjoy the details the the less graphic stories leave to the imagination.

  24. Jaycee
    December 29th, 2007 at 5:46 pm · Link

    santa Bunz lol! LOVE the preface of this book hon TONS of good reviews coming I am sure HUGS! 😎

  25. Mona
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I enjoy see the twists, turns, humor, intrigue, mystery, excitement, that hold me captive waiting and wondering what’s next. I especially like it when I get “emotionally” pulled into the story lines; tears, laughter, anger.

    I enjoy the moments that I set aside to read – its my time. It’s an appointment that I keep…kind of like ladies getting their hair or nails done religiously. That’s me and the stories that capture my attention.

    Mona πŸ˜‰

  26. april symes
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:07 pm · Link

    i love the shifter stories -esp ones about werewolves. love BDSM-i love how you write your stories. I read some about pararomances which didnt work and yours definately do :mrgreen: Esp how you weave the tri bond into the stories and explain it. I love it sooo much πŸ˜€ keep up the awesome job!

  27. Shelly A
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:11 pm · Link

    I’ve only been reading paranormals for a couple of years but really enjoy them. Love the way you can get totally into the story as you’re reading. And the alpha hero’s are another reason to read paranormals. They are so yummy.

    Congrats on the upcoming release. Oh, and I found a bunny. πŸ˜€

  28. Glenna Day
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:18 pm · Link

    I love paranormals. Especially the vamps and shifters. I also like bdsm if it’s done right. I guess the reason I like paranormals though is because you can really let your imagination run wild with them.

  29. Laura K
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:28 pm · Link

    I love BDSM!!! Will read it in any form. Erotic romance is my favorite. I’m just starting to get into werewolves finishing a new novella. Would love to read this.

  30. Rhonda Barnes
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I love shapeshifter stories, and almost any kind of paranormal story. The males are usually alpha males, and I love the strength and confidence they always have in thrmselves. Also, they are sensual and fiercely protective of their mates.

    Rhonda πŸ™‚

  31. Amelia
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I haven’t tried that much elements since it is stillnew to me – shapeshifters, paranormals, etc. I like the romance and the erotica part though. πŸ˜€

  32. Tina Stringfellow
    December 29th, 2007 at 6:55 pm · Link

    I love paranormal stories. I recently found your novels and have been devouring them. While it is always nice to see an alpha male, I love that the women in your stories are strong minded and strong willed. They hold their own with their men and the people around them, something I hope my daughters will grow up to be.

  33. Kimberly Robertson
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I have purchased both Fire and Rain, and Ascension, I enjoyed the whole aspect of shifters, I love how you blended the concept of pack life with the human perspective. I don’t want to read books that are all about today’s issues, set in today’s societies, if I want that I can watch the news. Paranormals add that certain twist, they fullfill the need for something more.

  34. Melissa
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:20 pm · Link

    I love paranormals, especially vamps and weres. I love the animalistic quality the men have and how they lose all control when they find the one woman for them.

  35. Aimee
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:29 pm · Link

    OOOHHHH, what a tough question!! I love so many things about these awsome books!! I love the BDSM, and the paranormal!! I am a new fan to the m/m/f genre! I love the strong men and what they can accomplish! I can only seem to find the men that need mothers and want to be dominated. I need to find me a good strong man who can be strong both in and out of bed :mrgreen: I seen a bunny here too! Aimee

  36. Christine
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:30 pm · Link

    So many reasons why I love this series and can’t wait for this book. Love shifter and werewolf stories. And Bdsm are becoming a new favorite. Love your strong male alphas characters in this series as well as their ounterparts.

  37. keatonkat
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:38 pm · Link

    Wow Lauren – thanks!!

    Love the paranormal bit, love the hot scenes, love shifters, love alpha males and strong females – gee, no wonder I love your books!!


  38. Maria V
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:40 pm · Link

    Love the werewolf theme. I don’t care HOW you write it in the romance…just write it…and make it real steamy. They’re hot. Maybe I was a werewolf in a former life.

  39. Pamk
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:50 pm · Link

    i love all of these elements. and dang who wouldn’t sexy shifters who mate for life and and have much strenght and longevity and are one woman men. whoowee who would love that lol.

  40. Pamk
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:51 pm · Link

    I meant who wouldn’t love that lol. Trying to hurry and post before 10 est

  41. penny
    December 29th, 2007 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Over the years, my reading tastes have changed, but shifters have always been high on my favorites list. In recent years, erotic romances have definitely been added to the list!

  42. Jessie
    December 29th, 2007 at 8:16 pm · Link

    just wanted to say congrats to the winners! and I can’t wait for this book πŸ™‚

  43. Jane
    December 30th, 2007 at 12:02 am · Link

    I like paranormal with ghosts and vampires.

  44. Lisa T
    December 30th, 2007 at 4:48 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners! I love this series…the conflicts and intrique keep my interest and spark my appetite for more.

  45. JOYE
    December 30th, 2007 at 10:21 am · Link

    I have always been fascinated by wild animals and especially wolves. There’s just something about how they look out at you and seem to be so elusive. Those are the paranormal books i usually head for first-the ones with wolves in them.

  46. Ashlyn Chase
    December 30th, 2007 at 10:26 am · Link

    Dang, I’m too late for the impromptu contest, but I’ll play in the other one, anyway.

    I love all of those subgenres as long as big love is present. Make me tingle, baby!


  47. Debi
    December 30th, 2007 at 11:16 am · Link

    I hate when I miss the changce to win great books! But I love the idea behind the contest…and promise to go hunting.

  48. Melissa
    December 30th, 2007 at 11:28 am · Link

    Ok, too late for the contest, but I see the bunny!! And I loved the review of Sasha’s Wicked…can’t wait to see the review for Wild.

  49. Debi
    December 30th, 2007 at 11:34 am · Link

    I have tp admit that I love all fiction. From Barbara Cartland’s (they DO have their place) mushy romances to techie sci-fi (robots and wars, strange worlds and customs) to ‘tear you down and build you up’ BDSM (oh…that feels sooo good). They all have their place don’t you agree, ladies?

  50. Stephanie
    December 30th, 2007 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Congrats to all the winners!! I really love this whole series!! They were my first from you and I have been hooked ever since then!!LOL!!