Release Day!

Today, at long last, Taking Care Of Business is available in trade paperback here in the United States! Megan Hart and I came up with the idea for this book while we stood in line for a party at the RT convention in Houston in 2007.

BTW – Megan and I are guest blogging over at Novel Thoughts today about music – there’s a contest too….

One conference, two friends, two men who know how to take care of business.

Blurb: After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin’s not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she’s planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She’s not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny business has become pleasure.

Smart, driven and successful attorney, Katherine Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make รขโ‚ฌโ€œ over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly, Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Katherine has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice isn’t exactly what a woman needs.

And… shipping from Barnes and Noble and MBaM but not amazon who is listing the release date as late April instead of today (sigh) Cascadia Wolves: STANDOFF is also available in trade paperback!! Standoff is the last in the four book story arc (Enforcer, Tri Mates, Wolf Unbound, and Standoff) and resolves the Pellini group issue.

Blurb: Cade Warden has put his Pack first for most of his life and now Warren Pellini and his thugs threaten everything he holds dear. Into that life of intense focus and increasing loneliness walks the woman he’s been waiting for.

Grace Pellini isn’t just Cade’s mate, she’s the sister of his greatest enemy and she’s been putting herself in grave danger to gather information to aid the Nationally Allied Packs. Cade is everything she could have hoped for in a man even if he is overprotective and pushy at times.

Against the backdrop of their increasing passion and deepening bond, they race against time to find a key to stop Pellini’s biological weapon. And then the stakes rise again when Pellini calls an ancient Challenge. It’s up to Grace to stand by and let her mate risk everything for his people. And his life is in her hands.

The story of the wolves you met in these books will continue with October’s Trinity, which tells Jack’s story and moves us to the East coast and National Pack territory…

22 comments to “Release Day!”

  1. Nancy
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:27 am · Link

    Squee! Muchly congrats! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Melissa
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:29 am · Link

    Happy Double Release Day, Lauren!!
    LOVED Standoff…haven’t read TKOB yet, but can’t wait!!

  3. azteclady
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:47 am · Link

    Happy release day! (hey, look here ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  4. Crystal B.
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:52 am · Link

    Happy Release Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. RobynL
    March 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am · Link

    Today is THE DAY!!!! Wahoo and congrats. *throws confetti*

  6. Lea
    March 31st, 2009 at 9:52 am · Link

    Congratulations Lauren! Excellent books!

    Best Regards

  7. Natasha A.
    March 31st, 2009 at 10:37 am · Link


  8. Eshani
    March 31st, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    Happy Release Day!! Lucky us for getting two new books on the same day ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lori Ann
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:07 am · Link

    Happy Release Day, Lauren! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Greta
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    Congrats on release day for both TCOB and Standoff. TCOB is on it’s way from Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. cheryl c.
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:19 am · Link

    Happy Release Day! ๐Ÿ˜€
    That’s so funny that you got the idea for TCOB while standing in line for a party.

  12. Jane
    March 31st, 2009 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day, Lauren.

  13. limecello
    March 31st, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link


  14. Cathy M
    March 31st, 2009 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Wishing you a fabulous release day.

  15. Fedora
    March 31st, 2009 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Hooray!! Happy release day wishes, Lauren!

  16. Pamk
    March 31st, 2009 at 7:58 pm · Link

    congrats on the new release

  17. Caffey
    March 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm · Link

    Huge happy release day Lauren!!!! Just so thrilled they are here!!

  18. kh
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm · Link

    yea congrats ladies have a good day

  19. Lorelei James
    April 1st, 2009 at 5:54 am · Link

    Congrats Lauren and Megan – woot!

  20. Christine
    April 1st, 2009 at 6:18 am · Link

    Happy Release Day. Sorry I missed it

  21. laurendane
    April 1st, 2009 at 7:46 am · Link

    Thank you, all, for your well wishes!

  22. Dana
    April 1st, 2009 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Its been a rough week, now I’m confused.

    You’re NOT done w/Cascadia Wolves, right?

    I mean “standoff” is out, and you mentioned “Jacks” story….

    Please do NOT tell me this story line is ending…Please, Please don’t!

    Biting nails here!!!