Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound is Now Available!

Book Three in my Cascadia Wolves series is now available from Samhain Publishing!

First, to correct my horrible oversight in my dedication I want to thank Angie James, editor most fabulous for helping me always write a better book.

An excerpt after the jump!

Copyright 2008, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing
Now Available!

She had to close her eyes a moment at the thought of the rope.

“It’s not that.” Waving that away, she picked up her fork and took a fortifying bite of chocolate cake. “You’re Ben Stoner, aren’t you?”

“Yeah, how did you know my last name?”

“I’m Tegan Warden.”

“Shit, you’re Lex and Cade’s sister? Cousin?”

“Sister. And why is that bad?”

He chuckled. “Hey, you’re the one who was all shocked. And well, Lex is a big ass dude, I’m having very, very untoward thoughts about his sister. I better stock up on silver bullets.”

It was Tegan’s turn to laugh and the richness of the sound flowed over them both. “I can’t believe I’ve never met you. In two years, you’ve been doing all this work over Pellini and the Packs, how did I miss you? Because trust me, I would have known if I’d seen you before.”

Ben sat and watched the statuesque redhead across from him talk. Goddamn she was the sexiest womanβ€”werewolfβ€”he’d ever met. Beautiful, sensual, breasts that made every straight man on the planet give thanks for women. Her ass had turned the most beguiling shade of pink when he’d flogged her and she came prettier than he’d thought possible.

And it was clear she was a submissive in the bedroom but a strong woman outside. He liked the contrast. A lot. Those feline green eyes and the fiery red hair completed the package. Tegan Warden was as close to perfect as he’d ever imagined a woman could be. Except she was a werewolf and her brothers were the Alpha and the Enforcer of the local werewolf Pack. Boy could he pick women or what? He might as well hang out in alleys with dollar bills pinned to his clothing and get his ass kicked that way.

Still, he’d bet Tegan Warden was worth it. He greedily soaked in the sight of her bringing the forkful of cake to her lips and eating it. His cock ached when she licked the tines before putting the fork back down. Holy shit, the woman was walking sex.

“I, uh, what was the question? Oh, why we hadn’t met before. I don’t know. I’ve gone out to the house a few times but we usually meet down at my office so we can conference in the representatives of the other Packs and the feds.”

“I’m not usually patrolling in the house when I’m on duty. I prefer to be outside. That may be where I was if you came to the house. Or I was off or something.”

“You still want to go out with me?”

“Yes. You still want to go out with me? Knowing who my brothers are? Because I’ll tell you up front, they’re both nosy old women about this kind of thing and it’s been a while since I’ve dated and so they’re both liable to be a bit, um, forceful about it.”

“Because I’m human?”

She waved that off. “Nina was human. No, because like I said, I haven’t dated in a while and they’re both just very protective. And you know yourself that right now things are very hinky with Pellini out there.”

He nodded. “There’s a story there, isn’t there? About the not dating?”


“Okay. Dinner. Tomorrow night. Perhaps a movie? And if things go well… Well, there are other things we could try.” He loved the way her eyes widened and then her pupils enlarged and her breathing quickened. “And you can tell me then. I want to know you.”

He walked her back to her car and she gave him her address and phone number.

As she moved to get inside, he stepped close, his body caging hers against the door. One hand slid up her waist and over the side of her neck, essentially collaring half of her with his palm and fingers.

She fought the limpness that her body wanted to give him. Not in public. She didn’t want to give in to him all the way just yet. But she sure as hell wasn’t going to turn away when his lips met hers.

Her arms slid around his neck as the soft, gentle kiss became more intense. The edge of his mustache tickled her top lip, his scent, the scent of an alpha human male, strong and spicy, filled her nose, rode her senses.

His tongue stroked over the seam of her lips and she opened her mouth to him, letting him inside. His taste, chocolate and coffee and man nearly knocked her off her feet.

Oh how she wanted more but he broke the kiss and took a step back, slowly letting go of her neck. “I could do that all night. But you deserve better than a parking lot. I’ll see you tomorrow night then. Seven.”

She resisted touching her fingertips to her lips until she’d gotten onto the 520 bridge heading back into Seattle.

41 comments to “Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound is Now Available!”

  1. tina brunelle
    January 1st, 2008 at 11:32 am · Link

    that is soooooooooooooo great!! i am glad it is released!! right now I am reading wicked by sasha white when i am done you know that will be my next purchase. I am A HUGE fan

  2. Marilu Mann
    January 1st, 2008 at 11:45 am · Link

    I love the line about the taste of him. That gets my head into a story so nicely!

  3. Jaycee
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Soooo good can so on my TBB pile! πŸ™‚

  4. JOYE
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:09 pm · Link

    I guess on this first day of the new year I am thankful for good writers and their books. Really enjoyed the excerpt and want to read the rest of the story.

  5. Shelly A
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:13 pm · Link

    woohoo, great excerpt Lauren! I’m looking forward to reading this book. Love reading your books.

    I found one of the bunnies.

    Happy New Year everyone. πŸ˜€

  6. keatonkat
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Wow!! Sounds like another goodie!! (And I believe that’s the 4th bunny too!)


  7. Pamk
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm · Link

    ooh yummy. I am so looking forward to this one. Payday can’t come too soon.

  8. Amy S.
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release! It sounds great! :mrgreen:

  9. Karen Erickson
    January 1st, 2008 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Congrats Lauren! Sounds fab!!!

  10. penny
    January 1st, 2008 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new release! It’s sounds like a great story.

  11. Cathy M
    January 1st, 2008 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Happy release day, I can’t wait to read it.

  12. Mina Gerhart
    January 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm · Link

    Wow, Love the excerpt Lauren!
    Definitely on my TBR list πŸ™‚
    Mindy πŸ™‚

  13. Wendy
    January 1st, 2008 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new release! Love the excerpt! book sounds really great. πŸ™‚

  14. Ayreann
    January 1st, 2008 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Another “Cascadia Wolves” book. Yippee! Luv this series.

  15. Heather
    January 1st, 2008 at 2:44 pm · Link

    After reading that, I need to read the whole book. Wow!!!!

  16. Amelia
    January 1st, 2008 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release!!! Great excerpt!

  17. Jane
    January 1st, 2008 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release. The excerpt definitely whetted my appetite.

  18. jessi
    January 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Loved it!!! Want Cade’s story now, please!!

    Jessi πŸ˜†

  19. Anna
    January 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Yay! I love this series πŸ™‚

  20. Christine
    January 1st, 2008 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Well this is up there as one of my favorite series. Now if I could only get another hour to myself to finish reading it πŸ˜₯

  21. Estella
    January 1st, 2008 at 5:04 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to reading this book!

  22. Karen H in NC
    January 1st, 2008 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Book sounds good. I see Bunz too! πŸ˜›

  23. Jessie
    January 1st, 2008 at 6:58 pm · Link

    reading it now πŸ™‚

  24. Laura K
    January 1st, 2008 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Yummy, yummy, Lauren. Yet another series to get me hooked on….. like bookcrack….

  25. Melissa
    January 1st, 2008 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Awesome excerpt!! I can’t wait to read this one.

  26. Shelli Stevens
    January 1st, 2008 at 11:45 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release, Lauren! You’re a popular girl!! πŸ˜€

  27. ReadingIsSoMuchFun
    January 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 am · Link

    Hello Lauren,

    WoW! What an excerpt πŸ™‚ I enjoyed it alot.


  28. Crystal B.
    January 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 am · Link

    Great excerpt. πŸ˜€ Sounds like my kind of book.

  29. Maria V
    January 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am · Link

    I’m usually into vampires but with these excerpts and a strong story line, I have to tell them to move over for these werewolves.

  30. Caitlin Hoy
    January 2nd, 2008 at 10:13 am · Link

    Wow, I can’t wait to read it.

  31. Ellen
    January 2nd, 2008 at 10:19 am · Link

    Enjoyed the excerpt!

  32. Mary
    January 2nd, 2008 at 1:36 pm · Link

    Love this story! Now we just have to wait till we get Cades Story.. πŸ˜‰

  33. Nancy Bristow
    January 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Congrats! I’m anxious to read this new book…AND will HAVE to buy the whole series to date πŸ˜†

    I see the last bunny has appeared πŸ˜€

  34. Kimmy L
    January 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Great excerpt and I can’t wait to read this one.

  35. Autumncat
    January 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Great excerpt! I’ve really enjoyed the Cascadia Wolves. πŸ˜€

  36. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    January 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Wow… I have to say, this is my favorite Cascadia book so far. I read it as soon as I got my grubby little hands on it. I can’t wait for Standoff. Only two more months…

  37. Cindi Hoppes
    January 2nd, 2008 at 7:01 pm · Link

    This book sounds like another fabulous read! Take care,Cindi

  38. JSL
    January 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 pm · Link

    Hi Bunny!
    Oh… horrible. My mind does a lot of “word association” without prompting – and the iron chef America “secret ingredient” yesterday was rabbit… ack.

  39. JSL
    January 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Ack – sorry Lauren. You are way more important than the rabbit. My only excuse is the Fiesta Bowl is on and it’s too exciting and distracting.

  40. Rhonda Barnes
    January 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 am · Link

    πŸ˜€ This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to read it!

    Rhonda πŸ‘Ώ

  41. Stephanie
    January 3rd, 2008 at 11:00 am · Link

    Great excerpt Lauren!! Can’t wait to read it!!