I finished the first draft of Coming Undone today after a marathon writing day meriting me 6600 words (power outage the night before ended up stealing 3K from me so I had to make it up)! So yay. The way I write, 95% of the work lies with my first draft so I’ll spend the next week going through, doing a second draft and getting it out to crit before I send it to my editor on the 15th.

But, as soon as I hit send I’ll be able to read all the delicious books waiting for me.

Larissa Ione’s Desire Unchained
Nalini Singh’s Angel’s Blood
Kim Harrison’s White Witch, Black Curse
Mark Henry’s Road Trip of the Living Dead

are four at the top of my pile but I also have an early peek at Ann Aguirre’s Doubleblind and Killbox – and I know I’ll love them.

Also, the ever so fabulous Michelle Pillow had her Realm Immortal trilogy come out as reissues from Samhain! These three books are some of Michelle’s best!

King of the Unblessed
Realm Immortal, Book One

Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good—happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s and, on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.

Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she’d get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.

Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her…or die.

Faery Queen
Realm Immortal, Book Two

Queen Tania of the Faeries is tired of waiting for Hugh, the Earl of Bellemare, to come back to her. A year has passed since his commitments pulled him from her side and she’s begun to suspect he never intended to return. Disheartened, the queen’s mood darkens until she finds she has no choice but to teach the earl a lesson he will never forget—that no human should dare lie to a faery queen.

Hugh’s hatred of the magical world is well known and he wishes to live out the rest of his life in the mortal realm, doing his noble duty. Too bad his heart hasn’t caught up to his head. Thoughts of a tenaciously seductive queen haunt him, even as he knows the woman only wanted him as a plaything for her bed. But it would seem he can’t run far enough, for the teasing nymph won’t back down and Hugh finds himself at the mercy of a vengeful faery.

Stone Queen
Realm Immortal, Book Three

Juliana, newly appointed Queen of the Unblessed, has realized there is a bit more to her position than she first thought. Sure, it has its perks: a sinfully sexy husband who is also a king, growing powers and a magical life that’s never boring, but the drawbacks are considerable. To save her kingdom from war, Juliana accepts assistance from a witch. But when her reality turns upside down, she realizes she’s been betrayed.

For a brief time, Merrick knew happiness, as much happiness as the king of necessary evil could ever feel. Juliana has become the light in his darkness. Though he can never tell his wife he loves her—or risk upsetting the balance of both the mortal and immortal realms—the words are understood between them. Or so he thought. When she falls prey to a wayward spell, becoming encased in stone, he knows he’ll have to risk everything to gain the only thing he truly wants.

Sounds awesome right? Well, what are you waiting for!

4 comments to “Books!”

  1. Juliana Stone
    March 7th, 2009 at 1:11 pm · Link

    wow, again such purty covers! I loved your video promo too Lauren! did you do this yourself?

  2. Lauren
    March 8th, 2009 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Thanks, Juliana – yes I make my own book videos, it’s just a silly little fun thing I do.

    And yes, Michelle’s covers are gorgeous!

  3. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    March 8th, 2009 at 8:51 pm · Link

    You have an early peak at the next 2 Jax novels?! I am so jealous.

  4. Charlene
    March 11th, 2009 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Re-issues? Does this make my originals collectible? :mrgreen: Second the recommendation, this is terrific crossover fantasy-romance.