Vegas Cover and Laid Bare

This is the cover for the second Vegas anthology – After Dark. This one is all paranormal themed stories and mine is Sensual Magic.

A quick and dirty blurb for Sensual Magic: Two years ago, William Emery believed in love. Deciding to make his permanent home in Boston and start a nightclub there, he was locking down funding and approving the font on wedding invitations.
Until he found out his fiancée was little more than a faithless gold digger.

Emotionally devastated, he moved to Las Vegas where his younger brother lived and began work to create the kind of club he’d always wanted to run. And to drown the memories of his idealism in a sea of female flesh. If you didn’t involve your heart, it never got broken.

Nell Hunter is a witch on the trail of a human who’s stolen from her people. This human is working with a group of mages stealing money and power from the clans and cabals, relying on the need for secrecy to keep their victims quiet and from going to the police. But they hadn’t banked on Nell.
She’s a bonded hunter to the court of the Owen clan.

In Vegas, Nell seeks William out, his ex-fiance is the woman she’s looking for. The sparks between them fly immediately and while Nell knows they’re meant to be, William has a harder time with it. They come together as bullets and magic fly – nothing worth having is ever easy.

And in other news: LAID BARE – my contemporary erotic romance from Berkley Heat was moved up a month and now will release in August of 09 instead of September! I’m hoping to get a cover for it soon. In the meantime, here’s the blurb:

Unexpected Desire…

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?

19 comments to “Vegas Cover and Laid Bare”

  1. Karen Erickson
    December 8th, 2008 at 4:54 pm · Link

    OMG that cover is smokin’. And the story sounds fab too. Congrats Lauren!!! I loved the first Vegas antho.

  2. Lori T
    December 8th, 2008 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Great cover Lauren!! You seem to end up with awesome covers and the story sounds good, too. Congrats on the release being moved up too!

  3. Greta
    December 8th, 2008 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Awesome cover! Another I book that I don’t want to wait for that I want now 🙂

  4. Tez Miller
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:06 pm · Link

    Mega-yay for the push-up release date – congrats and thank you to everyone who made it happen :mrgreen:

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  5. Lauren
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Karen – thank you! I like how it set the scene for the paranormal aspect! I also liked how the woman was on top!

    Lori – don’t I know it! I am so lucky.

    Greta – LOL, thanks!

    Tez – thanks!!! I’m pretty excited myself.

  6. limecello
    December 8th, 2008 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Zomg the cover. And the paranormal, and the “pt 2”!!! Can. Not. Wait! *squee*

  7. kim h
    December 8th, 2008 at 10:28 pm · Link

    very nice cant wait.

  8. Karin
    December 8th, 2008 at 11:54 pm · Link

    I love the cover! Both books sound fantastic!

  9. Brandy W
    December 9th, 2008 at 7:30 am · Link

    What a great cover and the stories sound great.

  10. Christine
    December 9th, 2008 at 8:03 am · Link

    Wow that is some hot amazing cover.

  11. Christa
    December 9th, 2008 at 8:22 am · Link

    I guess that means I need to get going on reading the first Vegas book

  12. Cynthia Eden
    December 9th, 2008 at 8:37 am · Link

    That cover is hot–congrats!

  13. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    December 9th, 2008 at 11:44 am · Link

    Awesome cover! I enjoyed the first antho and I can’t wait for this one…especially since they’ll be paranormal stories this time around.

  14. Nancy
    December 9th, 2008 at 1:19 pm · Link

    The Vegas cover looks gorgeous and Laid Bare sounds muchly awesome!

  15. Mad
    December 9th, 2008 at 2:59 pm · Link

    Wooo, what an AWESOME cover, Lauren! Congrats!

  16. Cheryl McInnis
    December 9th, 2008 at 3:02 pm · Link

    I can’t wait, I loved the first What Happens in Vegas anthology!!!!!

  17. Estella
    December 9th, 2008 at 3:34 pm · Link

    Great cover!

  18. april s
    December 9th, 2008 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Lauren, I love the cover for the 2nd Vegas book 😀 and I cannot wait for Laid Bare 😛 You have such fabulous covers!!!

  19. Joy Roach
    December 11th, 2008 at 9:33 am · Link

    Gorgeous cover. Can’t wait to read it.