An Update And Some Questions Answered

So, this has been quite a year for me. At the very end of February, beginning of March I got what I thought was a run of the mill GI thing that the rest of my family got-and recovered from. But I never really totally recovered. In fact, in April, while I was in Chicago for the Spring Fling conference, it seemed to come back fifteen times more severe, with nausea so debilitating I had to come home on an earlier flight that last day. And it sort of got better, sort of. I went to the doctor, she gave me some anti nausea stuff just in case. Which turned out to be in May at RT when I got sick, AGAIN.

Essentially, through canceled trips, returning home early and the worry that my entire life was simply falling apart like my body – I kept on going through what felt like a million tests. Some of the medications were ineffective and some of them came with side effects more debilitating than the symptoms they were supposed to alleviate.

I missed deadlines and rescheduled them. My publishers have been AWESOME through this – I wanted to underline that. My readers have also been fantastic through all this, so thank you too!

I am recovering, though I’m still stumbling into the odd relapse here and there – as I did this last week when I had to cancel a retreat and a conference. What’s so frustrating is this is all super stressful because I hate disappointing people, especially readers who’ve come to see me and I’m not there. I’m used to keeping my promised and commitments. And stress makes me sick. It’s all just a gross cycle and I’m working on how I can get through and do everything I’m supposed to and even want to do (not traveling would break my heart, it’s one of my most favorite things in the world).

In any case – that’s some background to hopefully explain my absence, lack of reply to an email, etc.

As I’m so terribly behind I figured it might be good to answer some of my most asked questions this year and to give an overview of my (changed) schedule, some series updates, etc.


  • Hurley Boys #3 – BACK TO YOU will now release May 26, 2015 instead of March.
  • Metamorphosis Series – I’d meant to get the second book out much earlier this year but being ill has pushed that into late next year if not early 2016. ALL THAT REMAINS will be uploaded to retailers very soon as I’ve had it unavailable while I was getting better.


I’ve also had the rights for thirteen books I wrote  early on in my career come back to me. I’m in the process now of getting new covers, writing new back cover copy, getting things formatted correctly, etc.  I have a plan to get them all back up at all the various retailers but I have to do it around all the other things on my to do list.

  • RELUCTANT, ENFORCER and TRI MATES will be going back up first because the other books in the series and series set in that world are available and I don’t want those to be unavailable any longer than necessary. These are CASCADIA WOLVES 1, 2 and 3.
  • In early 2015 I’m looking to get ASCENSION and FIRE AND RAIN up.
  • I’ll follow with the rest over 2015 including the entire Witches Knot series.


1.  Stacie asked me if I had Wilhelm’s book (Federation Chronicles) on my schedule – I do actually. I wanted to get it out next year but after this year, it’s all pushed back to at least 2016.

2.  Katie asked me: i know you’re excited about all of your upcoming books, but is there 1 in particular you’re excited for readers to get? – I’m excited about them all really! I think Rowan is headed in an interesting direction so definitely Blade on the Hunt. Always thrilled to start new series as well so that’s June for Ink and Chrome and December 15 for my Lost Lake (PNR) series.


If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments (here at my blog – if you’re reading this elsewhere, please pop over to the blog or I may not see your question)!




Something Musical on a Friday

One of the songs I listen to the most on my Broken Open tracklist is Cold War Kids’ Broken Open

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A few things!

Petal fans! You can now pre-order your digital copy of COUNT ON ME from Samhain’s store. I don’t know when it’ll be up at Amazon, etc, but the book just went to final line edits so usually soon after that.… Read More »

Figured I’d Take

The sum of the Ask Lauren questions and answers and post them here in case you’re curious! This is the meat of it though there was also stuff in the comments. And remember, most questions can be answered by a … Read More »


The ASK LAUREN session is over but if you have questions still – you can get most of your answers from right here at the website:  FAQ Page  There are also book and series pages you can navigate … Read More »


I’m going to be doing an ASK LAUREN session at my Facebook page tomorrow, March 3 from 9 am to 11 am pacific. If you have any questions about upcoming books, if I’ll be writing more in this or that … Read More »

2014 Release Schedule!

Every once in a while I like to post an updated list of my releases so here you go! What buylinks are availale at this point are listed on each book’s page. You can also look above on the Coming … Read More »

Don’t Forget!

Tomorrow, February 28 is the last day MARKED will be promotion priced at $2.99! march 1 it’ll go to full price


Three stories of passion,
possession, and ink.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Dane takes … Read More »

2014 Appearance Schedule

April 25-26, 2014 I’ll be headlining Chicago North RWA’s SPRING FLING

May 14-18, 2014 RT Booklovers’ Convention, New Orleans – My Schedule of workshops and panels is here

July 22 – 26, 2014 RWA National Conference, San Antonio (I’ll be … Read More »

An excerpt from BLADE TO THE KEEP

Copyright 2014, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Carina Press


They walked through the gardens, the sound of snow and gravel crunching beneath their feet. She knew Clive was more than capable of … Read More »

Updatety Type TGIF Post

I just turned in the biggest and most painful revision I’ve ever done. Count on Me is a big book, folks – I hope you all love Caroline and Royal as much as I did even after all the work … Read More »