Today’s contest is for a pre-order of Megan Hart’s amazing Virtue and Vice. If you haven’t read this series I really encourage you to do so. The Order of Solace series is fantasy with a deeply historical feel. It’s sumptuous and sensual, vivid with characters that live and breathe on the page. I’ve loved each one. Megan’s writing is always incredible. Detailed. Beautiful and painful all at once. She’s quite truly one of the most talented writers out there and I’m not just saying that because she’s my BFF. I highly encourage you to check these books out! (as well as her others)

I love this cover! Sexy and he’s got actual chest hair too!

Years ago, lowly kitchen slag Notsah stole bread–

—and while fleeing the King’s Guard, she burst into the private chambers of the very man she was stealing from. Prince Jarron Bydelay, scarred by a hereditary illness, wasn’t expecting an audience to his pleasure. But when Notsah threw herself at his feet, he surprised himself by showing her mercy and dismissing her pursuer, Erekon, Captain of the King’s Guard. Erekon had his own reasons for wanting Notsah captured, but he dared not disobey a prince…

Ten years later, Notsah has returned to the palace as Sister Redemption, Handmaiden to the new King—Jarron, a man in desperate need of solace. She hasn’t forgotten Jarron’s kindness, but it’s not her place to remind him of the past. Uncomfortable with the attention his position brings, he’d rather spend time with advisors than in the pleasantries of court—and refuses a wife, fearful of passing on his illness to a child. But soon he suspects he has fallen for his beautiful and talented Handmaiden. He might not remember her past—but Erekon does. And as the country moves toward war, he is determined to use her to get what he wants from his new king. Now, if Jarron learns her secret, she’ll lose the only man she’s ever loved—and if she doesn’t tell him, he’ll never truly love her back…

Megan’s got an excerpt up at her site.

I’ll choose a winner tomorrow 8/27 from the comments to this post. I’ll send the book directly from Amazon or Book Depository if you’re outside an Amazon delivery area. Winner has two weeks to claim prize and is responsible for checking back to see if they’ve won.

55 comments to “CONTEST DAY FIVE”

  1. Regina Ross
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:24 am · Link

    i love Megan Harts books 🙂
    this one sounds really good

  2. Carrie F.
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:25 am · Link

    Ooooohhhhh that sound like a great story….I’m so gonna have to check out this series.

  3. Amy Kathryn
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:49 am · Link

    I loved Pleasure and Purpose and then forgot to check back on the series. Glad to see its still going…I will have to catch up now.

  4. steph j
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:58 am · Link

    I love this series. Just finished reading Selfish is the Heart. I will have to pick this one up.

  5. Brandy Swain
    August 26th, 2011 at 5:36 am · Link

    never read any of Megan Hart books, it sounds really good!

  6. Julie K
    August 26th, 2011 at 5:37 am · Link

    I am enjoying Megan Hart’s series An Order of Solace series so far. VIRTUE AND VICE sounds intriguing.


  7. Eileen
    August 26th, 2011 at 5:59 am · Link

    Thanks for the contest! This is great! 😉

  8. Chele Blades
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:24 am · Link

    I have read the first book in the series…need to play catch up but i love all her work soo far…thanks for the contest

  9. ms bookjunkie
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:25 am · Link

    Oh, Megan Hart has written some of my favorite stories. <3! I'm gonna have to get this one… *makes note*

  10. Maryam
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:34 am · Link

    Sounds great! Will have to check out the others in the series.

  11. Deanna
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:50 am · Link

    I have read many books and this author is one of many that I have read. I love reading and I cannot wait to see what is coming next. I know it will be great.

  12. Lindsay
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:04 am · Link

    I’ve seen her books, but never read them before. This one sounds really good though. I can’t wait to read it.

  13. Marlene Breakfield
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:16 am · Link

    This looks like a really good read. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

  14. Michelle AB
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:36 am · Link

    I have not tried Megan’s books. This one sounds good and I put it on my list to buy, which is extremely long,LOL.
    Thanks Lauren for doing these wonderful giveaways. You are so loving to your fans and we love you back.

  15. maria pena
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:10 am · Link

    sounds good

  16. Sherry S.
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link

    Sounds like a very good book looking forward to reading it.

  17. Teresa
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:20 am · Link

    mmm chest hair 😉 Definitely looking forward to this one!

  18. RebeLovesBooks
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:23 am · Link

    This sounds great! I’d love to see how the conflict is resolved here!

  19. Mel
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:31 am · Link

    I love Megan hart books!! 🙂

  20. Danny
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:34 am · Link

    Megan’s books are great. I can highly recommend them

  21. Robin K
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:37 am · Link

    Megan would be a new author for me! Would love to win this.

  22. CrystalGB
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:56 am · Link

    Megan’s book sounds great. Love the cover. Have a good weekend.

  23. Erin the Innocent
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:05 am · Link

    I’ve stayed away from this series (so far!) because I’m not a huge historical lover. I am a huge Megan lover though. (that came out wrong LOL LOL) So I do know that I will eventually get to it. So many books, so little time!!!

  24. Wendy Mitchell
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:11 am · Link

    Yes, I definitely want this one too. I agree with you about the cover, mmmmm. My TBR stack is going to be humongous. Thank you for the many giveaways.

  25. Viki S.
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:31 am · Link

    I haven’t tried out these books yet but they sound great. Some historical fiction would add to my mix 🙂

  26. Melina
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:33 am · Link

    Very interesting story line, I am adding it to my Kindle wish list too.

    Now we lucky people in the UK have a long three day week-end with a Bank holiday on Monday. Plenty of time to relax and read…Weee!!

    Thank you very much for all the reading suggestion this week, I have plenty to choose from now.

  27. Na
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:38 am · Link

    I have another book and author to add to my reading radar 🙂 I haven’t read anything by Megan Hart but should probably change that.

  28. cathyf
    August 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am · Link

    I love Megan Hart! This series is the only books of hers that
    I don’t have. So far Collide is my favorite book this year….
    of course because Never Enough has not come out yet!

  29. Ilona
    August 26th, 2011 at 10:50 am · Link

    I’ve never read Megan Hart but this one sounds like it could make me a fan 😀

  30. Jordan H
    August 26th, 2011 at 10:58 am · Link

    I haven’t read anything by Megan before but I think this is an excellent choice to start with *grins*

  31. Iris P.
    August 26th, 2011 at 11:03 am · Link

    I’ve read some of Megan Hart’s other stuff and absolutely loved it. This sounds like something I’ll have to pick up soon

  32. Joder
    August 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am · Link

    I LOVE Megan’s style of writing, very emotional and intense. I really enjoyed the excerpt and am excited for the chance to read it.

  33. Rachel Riddles
    August 26th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Link

    I haven’t read this series, but I’ve loved her other books that I’ve read, so I’m sure I’d love it. 🙂

  34. Diane Sadler
    August 26th, 2011 at 11:56 am · Link

    I want to know what happens when she gets caught! Happy weekend everyone.

  35. Angie M
    August 26th, 2011 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I love Megan Hart’s books! I’ll have to put these books on the top of my to be read pile! I love reading your back and forth on Twitter!

  36. Corinne
    August 26th, 2011 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Love Megan’s books…great contest and your a great friend, Lauren, to offer her book!! 🙂 Good luck everyone!!

  37. jeanette8042
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great read, count me in!

  38. Ju Dimello
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I <3 a man with some chest hair and the hero in the cover of Megan Hart's completely fits the bill 😉

    I really enjoy reading her her books. Count me in for the giveaway.

    judimello AT gmail DOT com

  39. blodeuedd
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm · Link

    Ohhh a man with hair on his chest, lovely 😀

  40. ClaudiaGC
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Thanks for the contest! And the cover is yummy indeed!

  41. Jane
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Cool prize. I’m a fan of Megan’s work.

  42. Rho
    August 26th, 2011 at 2:28 pm · Link

    I love Megan Hart, and that cover is yummy!

  43. Monikarw
    August 26th, 2011 at 2:58 pm · Link


  44. elaing8
    August 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Sounds good.Thanks for the giveaway

  45. Mina Gerhart
    August 26th, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Yummy cover Megan, LOVE the chest hair! just the right amount 😉

    I love that Prince Jarron Bydelay isn’t a perfect hero physically and that Notsah is a heroine who can see beyond his scars.
    The excerpt ROCKS and so do you Lauren and Megan.

    Mindy 🙂

  46. jamierae
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm · Link

    i have read some of megans books and this one looks like another winner!

  47. Chelsea B.
    August 26th, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Wow, this book sounds fantastic! And that is a pretty hawtsome cover 😉

  48. Jen B.
    August 26th, 2011 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I love Megan Hart. Oh, the chest hair is so amazing. I would love to read this. Thanks for the contest.

  49. Angela Rosen
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Sounds good; didn’t know she wrote historicals…

    angela r.

  50. lorenet
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:28 pm · Link

    I have Pleasure and Purpose in my TBR pile.