Book Video for Lauren Dane’s upcoming Berkley Heat title RELENTLESS releasing May 5

You can read excerpts and advance reviews at my website.

In this erotic universe, passion knows no rank…

Since the first settlers came through the portals from Earth, fifteen Families have held the rule of the Federated Universes in their hands. There’s never been a better time than now to throw out the old and usher in a new order. Give voice to the unranked. Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. A fighter, she’s always been too busy and driven to pay much attention to finding love. But when she’s granted audience with Roman Lyons, the head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, her instant attraction catches Abbie off-guard…

It’s common knowledge that the Known Universe revolves around Ravena—and that Ravena revolves around Roman Lyons, bred to lead since birth. Roman dreads his meeting with a defiant—if stunning—rabble-rouser. But, sometimes, headstrong personalities in the conference room make for hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private….

Now, Abbie will show Roman the parts of her world he wouldn’t otherwise get to see. And he’ll give her a glimpse of the Families’ age old tradition and unleash a sexuality he’d never given rein to before.

Now On To The Contest Details!!

This is an ARC contest for my upcoming Heat release, Relentless. The intent of an ARC is to get readers and reviewers talking about the book – so essentially what I’m asking people to do is talk about the book – review it at your blog or at your reader group or review site between April and May 5, when the book releases.

The winners just send the link with their review and agree let me quote it at my blog and website (with proper attribution, natch). I don’t require that you like the book although I hope you do!

THE RULES (please read carefully) All you need to do to enter is reply to this post and tell me where you’d be talking about the book if you win (urls are always helpful if you mean your blog!). I’ve got a limited amount of ARCS so I’ll choose winners based on that supply. I also have a limited number of electronic ARCs so if you’d be willing to read and review an electronic ARC, say so in the comments

I’ll announce the winners by Noon March 1 at my main blog and contact winners off list – please include an email so I can notify you and get your mailing address!

Good Luck!!

Oh and btw – ARCs are in the air and if you love good books, you should head on over to Jaci Burton’s blog where she’s running an ARC contest of her own for her next Wild Riders book – Riding on Instinct


  1. Greta
    February 9th, 2009 at 4:40 am · Link

    Lauren – you know I would love to review/talk about it on my blog.

  2. Joy Roach
    February 9th, 2009 at 5:06 am · Link


    I would love to review it. My review would be posted at amazon, myspace, facebook and I will tell all my friends, of course 😀

    An e-ARC would be perfect.

  3. Tez Miller
    February 9th, 2009 at 5:18 am · Link (if my editor approves)

    And linking to the reviews:

    Kelley Armstrong’s Discussion Board (in the “What We’re Reading” thread)
    Facebook (in the Visual Bookshelf application)

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  4. Shannon Stacey
    February 9th, 2009 at 7:44 am · Link

    Did I win yet?

    There once was a writer named Shan
    Who came up with a desperate plan
    To get her hands on this book
    ‘Cause on this series she’s hooked
    And on her blog tell all she’s a fan


    Electronic ARC, scrawled on a napkin, whatever works. 😆

  5. Brandy W
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:06 am · Link

    I would review at my blog

    plus I now have facebook so I can talk about it there too. (Dang that mother of mine how told to me sign up). I’d be cool with print or ebook.

  6. Heather Nestorick
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:11 am · Link

    I will definately review it on my blog!!!!!


  7. Brandy W
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    I guess my comment didn’t take earlier. Hmm wonder what I did. Anyway I would review on my blog

    I would do either print or ebook. I’m easy that way.

    Brandy –

  8. katiebabs
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:45 am · Link

    I be the best book pimp ever. :mrgreen:

  9. limecello
    February 9th, 2009 at 10:02 am · Link

    Lauren, I am so excited for this book! And I love the cover! I’d be happy to have a chance to review this book – at the pond, my book challenge blog- which get the most traffic – but then also my personal blogs too.
    Congratulations on the upcoming release!

  10. april s
    February 9th, 2009 at 12:58 pm · Link

    I would love to review this arc on,, my blog on myspace and twitter and facebook….along with finding every romance minded blogs out there and pretty much just telling the world what I think about this book :mrgreen: 😀

  11. Leslie
    February 9th, 2009 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren – I would love to review RELENTLESS for you. I would post the review on my blog. Thanks for giving me the chance at the ARC.

  12. Pamk
    February 9th, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    You know I am always willing to review one of your books. I can do it at my blog.

    I also talk about what books i’ve read at other yahoo groups especially when their is a what you reading discussion.

  13. Tanya
    February 9th, 2009 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I would post reviews on
    , and B&

  14. Karen
    February 9th, 2009 at 5:42 pm · Link

    I’d post reviews on my blog, Books on the Knob, and at LibraryThing. Ebook version is ok (preferably mobi/prc, but can deal with html, pdf or some other formats, so long as I can convert to mobi.

  15. Mad
    February 9th, 2009 at 5:54 pm · Link

    This one was soo good….I loved Roman and Abbie together!

  16. Valerie Tibbs
    February 9th, 2009 at 6:25 pm · Link

    I’d love a copy… I’d post on my personal blog (, Barnes and Noble, Amazon (if they let me). And I belong to several Yahoo groups and I’d pimp your book there 😀


  17. Dana
    February 9th, 2009 at 6:58 pm · Link

    Here are the sites the review would post.

    As well as Assorted Yahoo Groups,Amazon, and places such as Coffee Time Romance and ANYWHERE else I can.

  18. Phoebe Jordan
    February 9th, 2009 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I love these kinds of contests! I like the book and now I can’t wait to read it. I would be blogging my review at my blog Talk About My Favorite Authors but I can also post my review of it on,, and as well.

  19. Amy S.
    February 9th, 2009 at 8:25 pm · Link

    I would love to review it. My blog is . I would be able to review one of the ebooks. Thanks for the chance!

  20. Kris
    February 9th, 2009 at 8:43 pm · Link

    I would love a copy. Print or electronic does not matter.
    I will post a review and pimp the book on my blog and on amazon.

  21. Greta
    February 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm · Link

    I could have sworn I left a comment early this morning.

    I must be having Full-Moon after affects today. I would love a copy of Relentless – I can review it on my blog 🙂

    An electronic ARC is fine with me – pdf.

  22. catie
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I would happily post reviews for both books on my blog(s) (the late bloomer chronicles – and call me catie ––still setting that one up, just in case you pay it a visit), at Amazon, GoodReads, and Facebook. 🙂

  23. Stephanie S.
    February 10th, 2009 at 10:04 am · Link

    I would love to read this book early and review it. My review would be posted on my personal blog, my book challenge blog, and book sellers websites such as Books on Board. I would prefer electronic version but either is fine. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  24. Larena Wirum
    February 10th, 2009 at 12:53 pm · Link

    I would be very happy to review your book. :mrgreen:

    I can post reviews at:

  25. tea4444rose
    February 10th, 2009 at 1:53 pm · Link

    I would love to win a hard copy or an electronic copy of your ARC!

    I belong to 2 book clubs and I would discuss your book with both of them!


  26. Heidi
    February 11th, 2009 at 4:14 am · Link

    I’d love to pimp you 😯 Um…your book 😀
    I enjoyed your Chase and Cascadia books and would love a chance to review Relentless, put that review on my blog and tell everyone what I thought.
    I’m good with an e-Arc too

  27. Ode
    February 11th, 2009 at 8:10 am · Link

    All my friends will hear about on facebook, amazon, borders and b&n.

    I do not have a problem with reading an electronic ARC.

  28. crystal adkins
    February 12th, 2009 at 5:29 am · Link

    HI Lauren, If I were chosen I’d post the review on my blog

    I’d love the chance to review for you 🙂

  29. gypsywitch
    February 12th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    b&n and amzon

  30. Dani~aka The Romance Book Addict
    February 13th, 2009 at 12:05 am · Link

    Hi Lauren!

    I’d love to review your book! (I’d prefer it in print though because I do not own an ebook reader) I’d post the review on my blog (the blog link is below), on my GoodReads, Library Thing, and Shelfari accounts.

  31. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    February 13th, 2009 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I loved Undercover and I can’t wait for Relentless‘s release!

    I’ll be reviewing it over at Literary Escapism (

    I know ebooks are starting to become the latest fad, but I’m still a printed book kind of girl. There’s just something about being able to curl up with a good book that a machine hasn’t been able to duplicate yet.

  32. bookworm
    February 16th, 2009 at 8:42 am · Link

    Relentless sounds great! I review books at my blog
    as well as on amazon, librarything and goodreads 😀
    thank you

  33. Lori T
    February 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm · Link

    I would love to be entered to win..but unfortunately I do not have a blog. I would however post my review on my MySpace page and anywhere else that you could think of like Amazon.

  34. Deidre
    February 18th, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    I would love to read and review Relentless, Lauren!

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  35. gypsywitch
    February 19th, 2009 at 12:51 am · Link


  36. Midnight Spencer
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I think its really cool when authors give fans a chance to read new works and give feedback … i can do the review on quite a few places …

    just to name most popular … goodluck to all the fans


  37. Nicole M
    February 21st, 2009 at 4:53 pm · Link

    I would talk about this book to 3 yahoo groups I am in and also blog about it on my MySpace and facebook pages.


  38. Eshani
    February 24th, 2009 at 1:59 pm · Link

    I loved the cover this book, as well as the excerpts…I would love to be able to review the book Lauren, and I’ll post the review on amazon or B&N, as well as facebook.

  39. Rose
    February 25th, 2009 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Waving hi Lauren

    I belong to a readers group in Brisbane Australia, and would love to review the book and add to our new review blog. And of course discuss your book at our meetings 😛

  40. Sandie
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Lauren, your upcoming Relentless sounds fascinating.

    I don’t have a spot of my own but I know I discuss it and comment about reading it on the Samhain cafe.
    But I’ll have to ask them about doing a full Reader Review there. It’s one of the ‘grey’ areas there. LOL

    I can also have it posted to a friend’s blog. Theresa has posted several of my reviews there.

    You mentioned electronic format Lauren, and that would work for me if you have adobe format, or even word.

    My addy is:

    Good Luck with this new release,


  41. Tiffany
    February 27th, 2009 at 9:32 am · Link

    I would love to review this, as well. I would post a review to and amazon, as welll as chat it up at AAR. Everyone has a blog or myspace or facebook, I guess, but me! I need to get on that train. I have no problem with an e-arc. Will there be Kindle version?

    OT Rant/ I don’t know why I am asking? Kindle versions seem to take forever to appear and/or are ridiculously overpriced!! So frustrating!//End Rant/

  42. Sarah
    February 27th, 2009 at 11:45 am · Link

    I belong to the Keep ( where I would review it. They’re all great talkers when it comes to books! 🙂

  43. Carolyn
    February 28th, 2009 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren, I guess I am a late contest entry. I love all of your books and would love an opportunity to read an ARC. I would love whatever format the book is… I would review your book at amazon, Barnes & Noble and some other websites. :mrgreen:
    Thank you,


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