Uh, Well, A Bunch of Stuff Stuck Into A Hump Day Post

I got my cover for Giving Chase! I love it. Nice and sensual and my Kyle has a goatee and thank you, Scott for finding a cover shot with a man who has one!

Giving Chase is a contemporary romantic suspense that’ll be releasing at Samhain on June 27. I love getting covers! Scott did my cover for Second Chances, too (another cover I love).

And on a totally ‘nother topic, why the hell does Tom Cruise wear that leather jacket everywhere? I mean, he wears it to every interview, every press conference. I don’t get it. It’s not even that attractive of a jacket to begin with. Is he trying to look young and hip? If so, *BUZZZZ* you lose, Tom. You just look like a tool.

I’m reading an anthology, or I was, I think I’m done now, and it makes me think about what a friend said to me about novellas the other day – she said the ending of Sleight of Hand seemed rushed compared to my other books. Of course my other books range from 70 to 100K words and SOH was 23K or so. I love writing novellas, they’re fun and as a reader, you have to approach them knowing they’re not going to have the same level of detail you get with 70K words. But still, there has to be some level of detail, especially if you write a suspense plot. It’s an art I think, writing very short. Some authors kick butt at it like MaryJanice Davidson and Megan Hart. Other authors? Eh, not so much.

8 comments to “Uh, Well, A Bunch of Stuff Stuck Into A Hump Day Post”

  1. Karen
    April 26th, 2006 at 5:13 pm · Link

    I LOVED SOH. But I love short books – and you managed very well to get both the story line completed, and give an emotional kick by the end.

  2. Erin the Innocent
    April 26th, 2006 at 7:16 pm · Link

    That is a fantastic cover Lauren 🙂 You lucked out with it!

    I agree with you about Tom *shudders* He gives me the heebie jeebies!

    Erin the Innocent

  3. Lauren Dane
    April 27th, 2006 at 8:48 am · Link

    Karen – thank you! I quite like Lissie and my little ending twist.

    Erin – thanks! I’ve been fortunate with my covers (knocks wood)

  4. Lili
    April 27th, 2006 at 9:24 am · Link

    Writing short IS an art, and one very hard to master, and one in which even the masters occasionally fell short. I think short writing should leave the reader knowing all, yet wanting more.

    I like this cover, though I creeped a bit when I opened the page, kind of eerie familiar. But I’m not fond of the blue font. You know I’m artistically challenged though.

  5. Meljprincess
    April 27th, 2006 at 9:43 am · Link

    I like the cover for “Giving Chase”, too. Good job!

    I think Tom Cruise has lost his marbles. And, I believe he is trying to look young with the jacket. Probably hiding his love handles. lol! Now, not only does he have two kids with Nicole but has two new kids to take care of. Heehee…

  6. Lisa T
    April 27th, 2006 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Awesome cover!!

  7. Lauren Dane
    April 27th, 2006 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Lili – the guy sort of reminds me of Vanilla Ice a bit. And that makes me laugh and that’s okay.

    Mel -thanks! I didn’t get that comment about two more kids until I thought about it a second and then it made me crack up.

    Lisa – thank you!

  8. Meljprincess
    April 28th, 2006 at 8:43 am · Link

    LOL! Yea, I was referring to Katie and her baby.