A New Sale!

I can now announce all the details! Wheee!

Okay so Megan Hart and I just sold our jointly authored contemporary erotic romance, Taking Care of Business (formerly Risky Business) to Black Lace! It’ll release in the UK in October 08 and here in the US two months later.

This is the story of two women, Leah and Katherine, who are friends attending a conference together – each woman’s story will be told in alternating chapters. Originally we’d planned it as two separate novellas but it’ll be a single novel now.

Working with Megan is hilarious and also, we work well together. We have very different voices and our stories are also VERY different, but we share the same attitudes about writing and work so it’s just like the rest of our frienship, only with a book. Our editor, Adam Nevill really gets the stories, and erotica in general, which is fabulous so I’m so looking forward to this.

We came up with this idea while in line for a party at RT by the way – which is a sort of fun thing I think.

Anyhoodle, that’s my fab news for today (that and I wrote 2500 words on it last night)

17 comments to “A New Sale!”

  1. Karen Erickson
    December 12th, 2007 at 10:27 am · Link

    Congrats Lauren! The story sounds fab, what a great idea! Look you two owe it all to RT…


  2. Jordan
    December 12th, 2007 at 11:08 am · Link

    Big Congrats, Lauren!!! 🙂

  3. Cynthia Eden
    December 12th, 2007 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Lauren!

  4. Charlene
    December 12th, 2007 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Yay! Congrats, and what a fun project.

  5. Susan Helene Gottfried
    December 12th, 2007 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Congrats, ladies!!!

  6. Jaci Burton
    December 12th, 2007 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Oooh new sale news! Love the alternating chapters idea, too!

    Congrats Lauren and Megan!


  7. Melissa Lopez
    December 12th, 2007 at 5:24 pm · Link

    BIG congratulations, to you both! Very exciting! I’ll look forward to this one too.:)

    Black Lace was a publisher I read early on when I was trying to figure out the difference between erotica and erotic romance. I’d be interested in hearing how the project came about? Did you go through your agents?

    *Tosses confetti* ~Mel

  8. Ann Aguirre
    December 12th, 2007 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Yay, Lauren! You’re on fiyah! This project should be a blast to write.

  9. Lauren
    December 12th, 2007 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Karen – lots of fun stuff I owe to RT!

    Jordan – thank you!

    Cynthia – thank you so much!

    Charli – I’d never really considered co-authoring before but doing it this way is really fun!

    Susan Helene – thank you!

    Jaci – aw, thanks! I’ll tell her you said so.

    Mel – this one is definitely erotic romance! My agent, Laura Bradford handled the pitch, which originally was a bit different – two side by side novellas. She pitched it around and Adam liked it immediately but asked if we’d do it as a single novel instead.

    Ann – thank you, doll!

  10. Christine
    December 13th, 2007 at 10:26 am · Link

    Sounds great. Just keep the books coming. 😀

  11. Heather
    December 13th, 2007 at 3:58 pm · Link


  12. N.J. Walters
    December 13th, 2007 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Lauren. That’s fabulous news!

  13. Lori
    December 13th, 2007 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Wow – congratulations to you both! Fantastic news!

  14. laurendane
    December 14th, 2007 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Christine – thank you!

    Heather – Thanks!!!

    NJ – yeah, I thought so. Thanks!

    Lori – thank you, hon!

  15. Melissa Lopez
    December 17th, 2007 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing the info. 🙂 Again, BIG congratulations to you both!

  16. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    December 18th, 2007 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Fantastic news, Lauren and Megan. Congrats to you both.

  17. Laura K
    December 20th, 2007 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Good for you, Lauren. Can’t wait to see them out for us to get our hands on! Cheers!