Author Photos And Thanks Oh, And A Plug

I sent off an informal author type photo to my agent today to go with pitch packets. I’m doing professional ones but not in enough time for these pitches. Anyway, my husband, sweet man that he is, was my photographer last night and the one I finally chose was the last one he took as my children made me laugh.

I think for an informal picture it turned out well despite the white above my head there behind me. I would be wearing glasses but the flash kept glaring off them. I prefer the black and white version of this shot but I keep hearing from folks that they like the color one better. Shrug. I sent my agent some copies of both. She knows what works better and I’ll leave it up to her.

It’s odd that anyone would actually care what I look like. I mean, it has no bearing on my book or how I write at all. But still, it’s a factor and so okay, like everything else, I’ll deal and put my all into it.

Thank you to everyone who has commented here, at my loop, at the EC loop and via email to congratulate me on winning Ecataromance’s romance book of the year with Triad. I am really touched by the outpouring of affection from all of you.

Lastly a well deserved plug for Tawny Taylor, whose book, Stolen Goddess releases today from Ellora’s Cave.

Check out this blurb! When Kylie Mannings answers the door on Halloween evening, expecting a couple of toddlers in pumpkin costumes, she quickly learns that candy bars don’t make the most effective weapon against kidnappers. In quick order, two thugs have her overpowered and unconscious. To her chagrin, she wakes up nude, tied to a bed, and the prisoner of a strange man. A powerful, very sexy man who insists she’s his wife and some kind of goddess. Uh…hello? She’s pretty sure she’d remember a little thing like being married. And a goddess…puhleez. If only she could convince her whip-wielding captor of his minor confusion.

Xur Phoenix has gotten his wife, the Goddess of Celestine, back at last. But much to his surprise, she claims she doesn’t know him. Whether her supposed memory loss is genuine or a part of another sexy role-playing game doesn’t matter. With her bound and helpless, a victim of her own darkest desires, he’ll refresh her memory in no time. For her own safety, and his sanity, she needs to remember who her Master is—and fast!

Unfortunately, with a killer on the loose, there’s bound to be a few more surprises for them both.

3 comments to “Author Photos And Thanks Oh, And A Plug”

  1. Meljprincess
    April 13th, 2006 at 8:08 am · Link

    Lauren, you are so cute! I like both pictures. Hubby did a good job as photographer.
    Bummer you won’t be in Daytona.
    Tawny’s book sounds groovy.

  2. Lauren Dane
    April 13th, 2006 at 10:39 am · Link

    Thank you, LOL! Yeah, not a bad job by my husband at all. He’s sort of the go to guy for all this stuff these days.

  3. *J*
    April 17th, 2006 at 3:27 pm · Link


    That’s quite a blurb.