Friday Booktalk!

Vivi Anna’s Veiled Truth came out from Nocturne this week!!
Blurb: Five years ago, virginal Lyra Magice had fled powerful dhampir Theron LeNoir’s advances. But now an ancient text the dhampir possesses holds the key to solving murders that have plagued Necropolis. When another body is found and evidence points to the Mistress of the city, duty dictates that Lyra work with Theron—a man she regards as haughty, arrogant and immoral—to translate the symbols left at the crime scenes. But with their forced alliance comes darkly sensual dreams that leave her feeling wanton and achy….

Unwilling to reveal his dark past, the dhampir soon discovers that Lyra—a witch of great power—is to be the sacrificial virgin in a demonic scheme to open a portal to hell itself. Salvation will come only if Theron can win Lyra’s trust—and her heart.

Vivi Anna’s return to the world she created with Blood Secrets is my favorite so far. Lyra’s character has always held my interest, I’ve wanted to know more and with Veiled Secrets, Anna gives it to us.

I adored the chemistry between Lyra and Theron. Vivi gives such a great tense lead in with her nocturne books and the reader is SO ready for it when it finally happens. Her characters are so three dimensional and complex and the overall story isn’t shorted for the romance and vice versa.

Veiled Truth is a fabulous read and a great way to spend a few hours inside, curled up and enjoying the day.

Coming up next week we’ve also got Anya Bast’s The Chosen Sin!

Blurb: The Chosen are vampires fighting for their very existence. It is Daria Morris’s destiny to become one of them…

Daria is a special forces agent with one obsession: to wreak vengeance on the vampire who nearly destroyed her. But to succeed, she must become something she detests: a vampire. Her fate rests upon Alejandro Martinez, a sexy vampire with whom she once shared an unforgettable night of scorching passion.

Now, while Daria struggles against her newfound bloodlust, the two must slip into the shadows to bring a monster to justice—even as their desire threatens to consume them…

I have been hoping she sold this book for YEARS since I got a peek at the proposal back when it was called The Darkest Kiss. I was like, “You have to sell this so you finish it and I can read it.” Lucky me (and you all too) she did and it’s out October 7 although apparently there have been loads of in store sightings already.

Anya has created a super hot, really fascinating universe with this book and I can’t rec’ it highly enough. Fabulous worldbuilding, one of the hottest heroes I’ve read in a long time, a kick ass heroine that Anya writes so well and whoo, hot guh chemistry.

If you haven’t pre-ordered this one, do it!

5 comments to “Friday Booktalk!”

  1. Stacie Mc
    October 3rd, 2008 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Vivi is one of the Allure Authors. They are giving away a book-a-day throughout October. The authors are Vivi Anna, Sylvia Day, Delilah Devlin, Cathryn Fox, Myla Jackson, Lisa Renee Jones, & Sasha White. One of their blogs will host the giveaway each day. For today’s book check out Myla’s blog at

  2. Anya Bast
    October 3rd, 2008 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Awww, thanks, Lauren!!

  3. Dana
    October 4th, 2008 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Woo Hoo, Book Talk. Ok, someone better be ready to tell me to “Shut UP!”


    Hum, where to start, where to start???

    Chosen Sin, I had planned to order via amazon then decided it probably wouldn’t arrive until close to the 7th or later, and as I work only 3 miles form B & N, Figured I will hit the store on my lunch break on the 7th!
    What sounds so appealing, is the fact that she “feels” she HAS to team up with Alenjandro(sp?) then to get in must become HIS.

    Ok that right there… “His”…er, wow! Not sure what it is…but that taking, growling, MINE/HIS possesive stuff, Just AWESOME!

    Already in route as (ordering was my only choice) is,
    Witches Knot-Triad Book#1 and
    A Touch of Fae- Triad Book#2!

    What to say, GO READ the EXCERT at Laurens bookshelf!
    Tip: Take a fan with you or turn on the AC.

    Will also be searching for:
    Stranger from Megan Hart.

    Read EXCERT at her page….Um, can we say HOT as hell sounding? Talk about wanting to walk a mile in someone else moccasins.
    (ok, forgive me, I think my hormones BROKE and became STUCK in overdrive!)

    Now, two that I’ve already read and want to SHOUT out for.

    Patrice Michelles “Scions: Insurrection”

    Just finished it like maybe 30 minutes ago.
    I started it yesterday early eve and stayed up half the night and spent all of today.
    I simply couldn’t put it DOWN!!!
    Lately there’s been talk of “angsty” men…Landons got the angst!

    Guy’s its a MUST read too!!!! No spoiler, but Angsty, sexy and loaded with twists, with men that just make you DROOL and scream the name Landon!!

    Another recently read Author and Book..
    Carolyn Jewels “My Wicked Enemy” Talk about getting stuck between a rock and a, rather “hard” place!!!
    Another book that you won’t be able to put down.

    Ok, duct taping my fingers away from the keyboard now.


    ~ v ~

  4. Dana
    October 4th, 2008 at 4:30 pm · Link

    OK…so you gotta LOVE Amazon. This I received the other day,

    ” 1 A Touch of Fae (Witches Knot $10.77 1

    This shipment was sent to:

    Dana Frye
    United States

    via USPS (estimated delivery date: October 8,2008).”

    Then I got this TODAY…,

    “We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on October 01 2008 17:21 PDT

    Lauren Dane (Author) “A Touch of Fae (Witches Knot Book 2)”
    Estimated arrival date: 01/02/2009 – 02/03/2009″

    Um, I don’t mean to sound impatient, but Uh, there is a BIT of a diff between Oct 8th and Jan or FEBRUARY of NEXT freakin YEAR!


    You ever have one of those lives where you just already know shits going to go south the moment you wake up?



  5. Lauren
    October 5th, 2008 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Dana – It seems to be a big problem getting stock of my EC books to Amazon. If you’d like a copy of A Touch of Fae sooner, I’d suggest going straight to Ellora’s Cave to order from their print store

    Sorry about the delay but thanks for picking them up.

    And you’ll love Chosen Sin and Stranger! BTW, My Wicked Enemy was one of my favorite paranormal romances of 2008.