RT Contest Day 4

How about today I do a peek at November’s Wild Darkness, the last Bound By Magick book?


Lauren Dane’s “fresh, fun, fast-paced”* series comes to a thrilling conclusion as the heat of all out war fans the fires of an otherworldly romance…

The bombing that almost killed Owen witch Molly Ryan has worsened the tensions between the humans and the Others. While the Others desperately campaign to prevent the passage of a law that would strip their people of all rights, the human separatists develop an agenda far worse than anyone imagined. With her position more precarious than ever, security head Helena Jaansen finds herself relying more and more heavily on her personal guard, Faine Leviathan, and, despite her better instincts, falling more deeply into the intimate connection that they share.

As Helena and Faine’s explosive passion grows, a deadly separatist plot is discovered, one which could bring ultimate destruction for the Others, and war breaks out between the two opposing factions. With the Others forced into hiding, Helena must overcome her fear of repeating past failures to save her people—and her heart—before it’s too late…



Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in mass market paper and digital formats, November 2013


Gage shook Faine’s hand and clasped his forearm before sliding into the car next to Molly.  “Faine will ride with you. I’ll be in the car just ahead.” She closed the door and moved to the car in front, leading them all from the airfield and back to the Gennessee building.

She knew Faine frowned, but he was too disciplined to question her orders in front of anyone. She had her reasons.

It was after one in the morning so the traffic was light. They’d driven by a few protests earlier on their way over to Sato’s place, but now things were quiet. She was glad to see, though, that despite the lateness of the hour, her staff at the garage they used to park their vehicles in was on the ball, using all the checks she’d put into place.

Once inside she showed Molly and Gage their room, got the rest of the group settled and told Molly she’d meet with her in fifteen minutes to brief her on the day’s events.

As she figured, Faine caught up with her in the hall outside her room. “I’m your guard. I can’t do that from another car.”

“I can’t do my job effectively if all my best weapons aren’t spread around. If my car had been attacked, you’d have been able to deal with it immediately. You wouldn’t have been in the car that was hit.  If your car had been, I could have dealt with it and you’d have been there to aid Molly and Gage.”

He paused, thinking, and finally nodded. “I understand your reasoning. But I do not like being separated from you when there are dangerous situations.”

She knew what he meant, of course. But the possessive edge in his words sent a thrill through her.


Dangerous and stupid to let herself get any measure of woo woo over this male. He was too much, like all alpha males were. Too much to handle. Too intense. Too everything.

But she tingled nonetheless.

52 comments to “RT Contest Day 4”

  1. Marianne
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:34 am · Link

    Sorry to see this series come to an end. But can’t wait for the last installment!

  2. Lisa Loyd
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:37 am · Link

    can’t wait, sorry to see the series end!

  3. Erika
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:12 am · Link

    The end if the series is bittersweet, but this one sounds amazing.

  4. Amber Barham
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:26 am · Link


  5. Christine B
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:26 am · Link

    Looking forward to the next book

  6. MK
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:28 am · Link

    Yeah, I’ve been enjoying this series too!

  7. Vic
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:30 am · Link

    I’m excited for this installment and a new Cascadia Wolves book this fall! I am sorry to see this series wind down but since you are also writing a new de la Vega book (fingers crossed) we’ll see more of this world and hopefully hear a little more about all the characters we’ve come to think about in the 3 series who share it.

  8. Russann
    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:07 am · Link

    I’ve enjoyed this series, looking forward to this next book!

  9. Amy R
    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:44 am · Link

    I have not started this series yet but I do have a few of the books, waiting so I can read back to back.

  10. Susan
    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:51 am · Link

    I love the cross over from this series with the Cascadia wolves.

  11. Lisa Guertin
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 am · Link

    This sounds like it will be a great conclusion to this series

  12. Texas Book Lover
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    I’ve not read this series yet but I love all your others so I need to get on it so that I am read for when this one comes out!

  13. Hailey
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 am · Link

    I’m excited read about Gennessee.

  14. Laurie
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:33 am · Link

    Thanks for the snippet, looking forward to this as well!

  15. Teresa Riley
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am · Link

    LOVE this series! Will be sad to see it end, but an VERY excited about this last book. Can’t wait to learn more about Faine and Helena.

  16. Jordan H.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 am · Link

    I’m super excited for this one as I love this series.

  17. CrystalGB
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:57 am · Link

    Sounds great. I love this series.

  18. Heather
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:32 am · Link

    Can’t wait for this book….thanks for the snippeet

  19. Melanie J.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:49 am · Link

    Yay! Love the series ;0)

  20. RB
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am · Link

    Thanks for the sneak peak.

  21. cathyf
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:34 am · Link

    What do you mean ‘last’? Don’t we get a say in this?

  22. Timitra
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:40 am · Link

    I haven’t read this series as yet but I won Going Under earlier this year so I bought the first two and pre-ordered Wild Darkness…can’t wait to read them one after the other!

  23. Diane
    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:20 am · Link

    I always wish for series not to end, maybe a novella in the future???

  24. JeanetteJ
    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:29 am · Link

    Yay, thanks for the snippet!

  25. Barbara
    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:45 am · Link

    Looking forward to the read!! Thx for the snippet!! 🙂

  26. Jane
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Very excited, but don’t want to see it end.

  27. Lisa
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:39 pm · Link

    I can’t wait!

  28. bn100
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm · Link

    nice character names

  29. Viki S.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Nice 🙂

  30. jennifer beck
    May 3rd, 2013 at 1:34 pm · Link

    thanks for great books 🙄 ❗ ❗ ❗ 😉

  31. Rachel A
    May 3rd, 2013 at 2:13 pm · Link

    I like this, can’t wait for more Faine.

  32. Maureen
    May 3rd, 2013 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Thanks for all the excerpts!

  33. Marissa
    May 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I’m so happy another book is comming out in this series, but sad that its ending

  34. Donna M.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I have not started this series yet. I look forward to burning through to the end in November.

  35. elaing8
    May 3rd, 2013 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing the snippet.Sounds good

  36. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)
    May 3rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm · Link

    Wow all the way out to November! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  37. Evelyn
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:14 pm · Link

    Oh no not yet!!! Sad that the series has to end, but I am sure that it will go out with a bang

  38. Karin Anderson
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:42 pm · Link

    This is the first series I read by Lauren. I won an ARC Heart of Darkness & loved it. 😀

  39. Glittergirl
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I love it when they go all alpha male on their alpha female. I can’t wait for this book to come out ❗ Hope you’re having fun this week 🙂

  40. LindaL
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:15 pm · Link

    I love the series. I’m sorry to see it end.

  41. Chelsea B.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Possessive! Rawr!

  42. Robbye
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Great snippet, really looking forward to this book.

  43. Kimh
    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:51 pm · Link

    Grea serous thanks whoo
    Have a great week, have fun 😀 😎

  44. Luella O
    May 4th, 2013 at 3:00 am · Link

    I love your books!

  45. Aurore
    May 4th, 2013 at 4:48 am · Link

    I so have to read this series. It sounds great!

  46. Stephanie Gibson
    May 4th, 2013 at 5:03 am · Link

    I haven’t read this series but it sounds intriguing!

  47. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    May 4th, 2013 at 9:35 am · Link

    This has been such a wildly interesting series to read – so familiar to your other work in many ways, but completely different in others. I’ve loved the strong personalities and the way that the partnerships have worked themselves out. While I’m really happy that the next book isn’t far away, I’m more than a little sad to see it come to an end.

  48. Casey
    May 4th, 2013 at 11:07 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this one to come out!!!

  49. Jo Owen
    May 4th, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Sad to see the end of this series.

  50. Lori T
    May 4th, 2013 at 9:15 pm · Link

    Sad to see the series end but I am looking forward to reading this one!!