New Month – How About A Contest or Three?

So, as it happens, there are a lot of really awesome books out just now from some of my favorite people. Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon, and Mark Henry all have books out either today or tomorrow. So I thought, hey, why not give away a copy of each book? Makes me feel like the book fairy, LOL.

HelenKay Dimon’s Leave Me Breathless is out! Wheeee! You can read an excerpt at her website!


According to Judge Bennett Walker, trying to kill him is a dumb idea. They might make him wear a big black nightgown to work, but it covers a lot of muscles, and he’s definitely packing beneath it. He’s also an ex-prosecutor and an ex-GI Joe. So when his brother brings in Callie Robbins to protect him, Ben has a few issues. First, he doesn’t need a bodyguard. Second, she’s a 130-pound girl—more smoking hot than smoking gun. And third, what if his body wants her guarding the night shift?

Callie has no problem brushing aside Ben’s disbelief. She left the FBI to escape the boys’ club, but she can be deeper undercover and twice as lethal as any beefy John Doe. As for whether someone’s after Bennett or not, the death threats and car bombs look pretty convincing to Callie. Of course, she might get distracted, sitting inches from the sexiest judge in DC for ten hours a day. Keeping him safe is no picnic. Keeping it professional—that might be impossible.

Jaci Burton’s Bound, Branded & Brazen is officially out tomorrow! SQUEE! Lucky me, I got an early look and you’re all in for a treat! You can head over to her website to read an excerpt!

Bound, Branded, and Brazen

Bound by passion, branded by love, brazen enough to take it all…

In the wilds of Oklahoma, three sisters have a hot date with destiny. Valerie, Brea, and Jolene McMasters reunite on the family ranch that should have been called the Bar Nothing…


When Valerie left for the big city, she kissed her foreman husband, Mason, goodbye—along with the best sex she ever had. Now, seeing him brings back sizzling memories. But their rekindled fire threatens to burn them both.


Watching Gage wrangle untamed horses with a gentle but firm touch leaves Brea hot and bothered. But can she live out her fantasy with a man who may ask more than she’s willing to give?


Ranch hand Walker Morgan can’t afford to lose his job by getting too close to his new boss, Jolene, no matter how much she tempts him. But Jolene’s prepared to take the first step, because what Jolene wants, Jolene gets. And Jolene wants Walker.

Mark Henry’s next chapter in zombie fashionista Amanda Feral’s life, Battle of the Network Zombies is finally available! If you like your humor served up with a side of snark and some horror – these books are for you. I laugh and cringe and laugh again. No one out there writes like Mark does (and that’s a compliment)

In Seattle’s undead circles, Amanda Feral is one of the beautiful zombies. Of course, when you’re socializing with werewolves, devils, and rampaging yetis, there’s not that much competition. Still, Amanda has a stylish rep to maintain, which is getting tricky now that her tanking ad agency is obliterating her finances. The fastest way to make some cash: appear on a new reality show, American Minions, hosted by lecherous wood nymph Johnny Birch. Classy? Maybe not, but a girl’s gotta eat.

With zombie gal pal Wendy posing as her bitchy agent, Amanda settles in to “Minions Mansion,” crowded with 24-7 video cameras and undead fame whores. When Johnny is found incinerated in a locked room, Amanda decides to channel her inner Miss Marple (minus the fugly cardigans) and find out who’s responsible. Was it Hairy Sue, the white trash stripper yeti? Tanesha, the glamorous trannie werewolf? Angie, the Filipino vampire with a detachable head? Unveiling the culprit in a heart-stopping finale won’t just save the show from cancellation, it might just keep Amanda alive—or as close as a ghoul can get…

Wanna win one of these fab books? Well, you may just! I’ll choose three winners at random from the comments to this post by noon pacific tomorrow! Just answer: So far for 2010, what has been your favorite book?

Winners have seven days to claim their prize and please remember to answer the question so you can be eligible! Good luck!

64 comments to “New Month – How About A Contest or Three?”

  1. Robin K
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:28 am · Link

    Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding!

  2. Qwill
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:28 am · Link

    So far my favorite book for 2010 has been Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Kiss.

  3. Lynette
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:29 am · Link

    Flameseeker by Kay Danella. It was great. Fantasy but not too fantasy, erotica but totally bought into the situation.

  4. Lynette
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:33 am · Link

    Oops, forgot to link my new blog.

  5. Xavia
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:34 am · Link

    Hmm favorite boom of 2010…. I going to say I have a ton but onethat stands out. Wake by Lisa McMann

  6. Danielle Yockman
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:34 am · Link

    That is so hard! Just 1? 😯 I have read several good ones! But my 2 fav’s so far has to be Highland Surrender by Dawn Halliday and The Jaguar Prince by Karen Kelley. Very different books, but both so good! :mrgreen:

  7. D. Moonfire
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:38 am · Link

    Lately, I’ve been enjoing Anton Strout’s Dead Matter, but I’ve been a bit slack with reading lately.

  8. meaghan
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:38 am · Link

    i just read the time travelers wife yesterday on a plane. it was amazing.

  9. Giada
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:40 am · Link

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery!

  10. Melissa
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:48 am · Link

    There have been SO many great ones, Lauren ~~ including Coming Undone. I’m in love w/ Brody!!

    But overall I have to say it has been a series I found ~~ Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. I had never read any of them, so did a marathon where I read them ALL ~~ and they rocked!! I’m totally hooked now.

  11. clio tremblay
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:49 am · Link

    Hands down “Coming Undone”…the book touched me deeply. I feel in love with the little girl, with Elise and love the way Brody and Elise’s story unfolded. I want a Brody too!!:)

  12. Christine
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:58 am · Link

    Archangels Kiss. by Nalini Singh. I read both books this year and they were amazing.

  13. jessi
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:02 am · Link

    Just one????? Well its a tie between Coming Undone and Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh.

    Jessi 😆

  14. clio tremblay
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:12 am · Link

    Well, I must say: just finished reading “Six” by Opal Carew and really liked it too..looking forward to reading its sequel, “Forbidden Heat” and have a feeling that she may expand the storyline into several books- I specially want to read more about Cole.

  15. Michelle Santiago
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:20 am · Link

    my fave read so far is larissa ione’s ecstasy unveiled.

  16. Melissa
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:29 am · Link

    OMG, Lore is right up there in the TOP 2 position!! LOVED EU!!

  17. Janet
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:35 am · Link

    This year has gotten off to a slow start for me. I’m really enjoying Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian that I am reading right now.

  18. clio tremblay
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:39 am · Link

    Due to my hectic schedule- caring for 2 young daughters while my husband finishes law school and works, I find that short stories/novellas work best for me. I recently gave myself a Kindle and love “listening to my books” while I am driving or doing chores around the house- hating doing laundry and dishes, anyway,, so if that counts too, hhaaa. I loved Emma Wildes’ “Sins of their Fathers” and Sage Burnett’s “Seducing Maggie” and “Conflict of Emotions”. Great reads or “listens”.:)

  19. Ina
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am · Link

    *wohoo* yeah, I want to win one of these books 😉 I haven’t read them yet, but can’t wait…
    my favorite book so far is Original Sin by Allison Brennan!
    greetings, Ina

  20. Sharon Simpson
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:49 am · Link

    I loved Secrets of Sin by Chloe Harris. Hot, historical, and more to come in this series!

  21. Carol Cardona
    March 1st, 2010 at 9:57 am · Link

    Favorite Book: So far, Destined for an Early Grave, by Jeaniene Frost. First Drop of Crimson a close second. 🙂

  22. Donna
    March 1st, 2010 at 10:02 am · Link

    Hmmm…I would have to say Thompson’s Accidental Slave.

  23. Crystal D
    March 1st, 2010 at 10:18 am · Link

    definitely coming undone. There aren’t enough contemps coming out.

  24. Anna Shah Hoque
    March 1st, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link

    My fave 2010 read so far has to be Beth Kery’s Release.

  25. Gillian L.
    March 1st, 2010 at 11:50 am · Link

    My favorite read of 2010 so far has been Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole.

    Thanks for doing a contest! 🙂

    March 1st, 2010 at 12:19 pm · Link


  27. Jeanette Juan
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:33 pm · Link

    My favorite so far is Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Kiss!

  28. Miranda
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks… I am totally sucked into this whole series!

  29. Lori T
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I think that my favorite of this 2010 has been Escstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione. I loved Lore!!

    There are so many great books out, coming out, and in my ginormous waiting to be read pile. I have seriously got to learn to read faster!! I would the love the chance to win any of these.

    Thanks Lauren!!

  30. clio tremblay
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I love this!! First time ever entering a contest…great suggestions and to think that I have several of these babies just awaiting to be read!!:)
    So many books, so little time!!
    Thanks a lot.

  31. Cathy M
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:53 pm · Link

    So many great books out this year. One of my favorites is Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison.

  32. Beth
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:55 pm · Link

    So far this year my fave romance has been Naked Dragon by Annette Blair and my fave sci-fi has been Catalyst by Anne McCaffrey. Have several more on my TBR mountain that I know will probably beat them but haven’t had the time to read them yet. And tomorrow is a major release day for my TBB list.

  33. CrystalGB
    March 1st, 2010 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Larissa Ione’s Ecstasy Unveiled. 😀

  34. Debbie Tsikuris
    March 1st, 2010 at 1:38 pm · Link

    “Wolf Tales VII” by Kate Douglas. I have been reading the entire series. (super series mixed with Sexy Beast) This book stood out because I loved that Anton’s baby Lily actually saved him. Too sweet <3

  35. Estella
    March 1st, 2010 at 1:57 pm · Link

    My favorite so far is Fugitive by Cheryl brooks.

  36. Jackie Burris
    March 1st, 2010 at 2:01 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: Hey Lauren just in time for you to ask this question I finished my favorite book so far in 2010 5 minutes ago, “Spider’s Bite”by Jennifer Estep. I have not read her work before but how can you not read something that intro’s with “Hi, my name is Gin and I’m an assassian”!!!!
    I have some of the others already read on the comments as well but this one was my fave so far.

    jackie b central texas

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  37. Fedora
    March 1st, 2010 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Hmm… so far this year, my favorite book has been Mary Connealy’s Cowboy Christmas, but the year’s still young 🙂

  38. Joder
    March 1st, 2010 at 2:49 pm · Link

    It’s a tough decision, but I’ll go with….Larissa Ione/Ecstasy Unveiled.

  39. Daniela Caldarola
    March 1st, 2010 at 3:01 pm · Link

    So far, Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series is my favorite. I don’t have one favorite, they all are! I ‘m re-reading them too. She has such wacky, insane characters. I can’t get enough!

  40. Spav
    March 1st, 2010 at 3:11 pm · Link

    My favourite 2010 book was First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost.

  41. elaing8
    March 1st, 2010 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Destined for an Early Grave or for YA Beautiful Creatures

  42. Jane
    March 1st, 2010 at 4:14 pm · Link

    My favorite book so far is Shannon K. Butcher’s “Love You to Death.”

  43. Chelsea B.
    March 1st, 2010 at 4:29 pm · Link

    For me it would be a tie between Dark Hunter by Cynthia Eden and Scandal by Carolyn Jewel! Both were FANTASTIC books!!

  44. Tez Miller
    March 1st, 2010 at 4:51 pm · Link

    So far this year, Justine Larbalestier’s LIAR has been my favourite read. The less you know about the story before you read it, the better. After I finished, I immediately wanted to read it again. I didn’t – have over 100 To-Be-Read books – but I sure did want to re-read it 😀

    Would love to be in the running for BATTLE OF THE NETWORK ZOMBIES, please.

  45. Debby
    March 1st, 2010 at 5:50 pm · Link

    A little early inthe year but so far Scoundrel’s Kiss by Carrie Lofty,
    ‘debby236 at att dot net

  46. Lisa B.
    March 1st, 2010 at 6:02 pm · Link

    I’ve been so busy lately catching up with 2009 books that I haven’t read any 2010 releases yet. I really enjoyed Beautiful Creatures, if that counts (pubbed in Dec 2009). Also there are a handful of 2010 releases I’d love to read.

  47. Cecile
    March 1st, 2010 at 6:23 pm · Link

    OH gosh.. My favorite book so far… has been Laid Bare… by far!!!
    Thanks for having such a great contest!

  48. Jeanine L'Esperance
    March 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I liked Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh too

  49. Lisa F.
    March 1st, 2010 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Too many faves to count. Pleasure Of The Dark Prince-Kresley Cole, Release-Beth Kery, Ecstasy Unveiled-Larissa Ione, and of course Coming Undone.

  50. Jill
    March 1st, 2010 at 7:57 pm · Link

    My favorite book of 2010 is Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe.