Very Good Day

Firstly, I’m over at Fatin’s blog – novel thoughts, talking about small towns and families and why I love them in romances. And I’m giving away a copy of To Do List and Sweet Charity. Come over and say hello!

Also, Fresh Fiction named Holiday Seduction yesterday’s Fresh Pick. I’m such a dork I didn’t say so yesterday but I can only blame the presence of three small people who are off school and trapped in the house due to snow and ice. Oh and a release so I was distracted and interrupted a million times. But thank you Fresh Fiction! This was so very cool for several reasons. First, it’s always nice to have someone like your work. Secondly though, yesterday was the release day for Sweet Charity and Unraveled – my and Jaci’s holiday novellas which feature characters you meet in our holiday books last year, yes, the two novellas in HOliday Seduction: Jaci Burton’s Unwrapped and my To Do List. Next September Samhain is putting out Holiday Heat, a print anthology which features Jaci’s Unraveled (which is sooo good!) and my Sweet Charity.

Also, upon turning on my computer this morning I had some congratulatory emails about CAPA nominations. I’ve been nominated in a few categories, which is so very wonderful!

Best Paranormal Romance: Fated
Favorite Author
Erotic Paranormal Romance: Wolf Unbound
Favorite Erotic Author

Thank you very much, TRS and your wonderful reviewers for these lovely nominations!! Congratulations to all the other nominees as well, there are many, many of my favorites on the list.

Oh and I got my first review for Sweet Charity from Romance Junkies! Lauren Dane does it again. SWEET CHARITY encompasses everything I’ve come to love in Ms. Dane’s novels. The characters are down to earth, loveable, and absolutely delightful to get to know. Charity’s ballsy confrontations with Gabriel left me snickering and a little in awe of her bravado. Gabriel’s protective instincts and preference for BDSM loving left me drooling. One of the things I loved about this story is how much the characters treasure their families and their heritage. Add how perfect Charity and Gabriel are for each other without even realizing it really warms the heart. Of course, Charity’s fiery temper had me laughing out loud because sweet she definitely isn’t once riled. Congratulations Ms. Dane, on yet another story that will be added to my overflowing keeper files.

5 comments to “Very Good Day”

  1. azteclady
    December 24th, 2008 at 11:50 am · Link

    Huge congrats, Lauren, and yay on the nominations–which you deserve completely.

    May your holiday be wonderful indeed! :hug:

  2. Dana
    December 24th, 2008 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Congrats on ALL the incoming raves and reviews (though I’m not at all surprised)

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful..warm and memorable Holiday.

    (And the kids sleep past 4 am)


  3. Dayanna
    December 25th, 2008 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Well am just surprise you do not get more nominations because you TOTALLY deserve it! Congratulations!
    BTW: Loved Sweet Charity another notch up my pedestal for you!

  4. Christine
    December 25th, 2008 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the nominations.

  5. Lauren
    December 26th, 2008 at 5:38 pm · Link

    @ Azteclady – thank you very much! I hope your day was lovely as well.

    @ Dana – thanks! They made it to 7 am, which is a miracle.

    @ Dayanna – aww, thank you so very much! I’m glad you enjoyed Sweet Charity and I’m always totally honored to be nominated for any awards.

    @ Christine – thanks cupcake!