Thursday Again (Already?)

Weeks, days, hours fly by, bringing me closer to the inevitable moment many of us face – school being out. And of course it can’t just be, June 10 last day of school, thank you see you in September. No. It has to be this is a half day, this is a field day, this day y you get out at 11 and this day you get out at 10:26 oh and that day you get out at 9:42 – sigh. Only to have them, and half the neighborhood here all day long for two months.

I love my kids, I do, but it’s easier to work when they are not here.

Anyhoodle – June is staring me in the face, deadlines approaching fast, releases coming up and it’s CRAZY time. We’re having computer issues on and off so if you have email ed mt it might take a bit for me to reply.

Oh and those releases I mentioned? Both are out in July and I realized I haven’t given any away on my blog yet. So – I’ve got TWO bound galleys (paper) and TWO digital galleys of INSATIABLE up for grabs. Want to win one?

Just reply to this post and tell me what celebrity news story you wish to never hear about again – easy peasy cause there are a crapload of stories and people I wish I could click the “hide” button for. Or you can tell me about a book you’re excited to read this summer. Your choice but do answer one or the other or both if you like!

I’ll choose a winner from the comments on Sunday the 23rd of June at noon pacific time. Be sure to check back to see who won!

Good luck

89 comments to “Thursday Again (Already?)”

  1. Anna Shah Hoque
    May 20th, 2010 at 9:47 pm · Link

    Omigosh…I wish tabloids and the media would just get over Brangelina…*gag* plus this whole Tiger Woods thing…just let it go and move on folks.

    As for books I’m looking forward to…I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden comes immediately to mind…probably b/c I was salivating over the cover earlier today. *wiping away drool*

    I also have a ginormous TBR pile that I need to work my way through *both digital & print* BUT I’ve been super picky the last while and nothing on my shelves or on my macbook appeals…*the grass appears greener on the other side* I’m craving all the books that I have on my buylist but none of the ones that I already have…*sigh* What to do? What to do? especially since my wallet is running on fumes…there’s no hope for new books anytime soon for me *Pray for me 😛 please*

  2. Amanda
    May 20th, 2010 at 9:48 pm · Link

    I’d love not to hear about Jesse/Sandra again, mostly because she’s handled herself with such class in such a classless situation: it’s too bad she can’t be allowed some privacy with her new son. Also, I wish someone would put a stake in Brangelina/Jennifer Aniston. Really, who cares about them anymore?

    I just reread “Relentless,” so I’m really impatient for “Insatiable” right now! Looking forward to Shelly Laurenston’s “Beast Behaving Badly,” Nalini Singh’s “Bonds of Justice,” Gena Showalter’s two releases, Kresley Cole’s “Demon from the Dark,” plus historicals by Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Jennifer Ashley. Lots of great books coming up!

  3. Tez Miller
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Jessica Watson. If you’ve been living in Australia for the past month, you’ll know who I mean. There’s nothing scandalous about her, but she was a news fixture every single day. Media was declaring her a “hero”. For feck’s sake, she just went solo-sailing! Didn’t feed the poor, build shelters for the homeless, provide medical treatment, or any of the other things that I believe real heroes do. Solo-sailing is a selfish venture. To me, heroes do things for others, selflessly.

    My word, I’m a grumpy old woman today… 😉

  4. L
    May 20th, 2010 at 11:36 pm · Link

    Tiger for me – if never see his face again it will be too soon! And the media manipulation about the story is even worse!

    As for stories then the last of the Stardoc series will be out on August 3. Can’t wait for that one and Insatiable of course!!!

  5. Sabrina (about happy books)
    May 21st, 2010 at 12:18 am · Link

    Ah, love the “Insatiable” cover, it’s just so perfect. The cover for “The perfect play” by Jaci Burton is maybe even a tiny bit hotter.

    I stopped reading celebrity news months ago and my life is definitely better because of it.

    I wish I had never read anything about the whole Britney Spears mess and especially about her fame hungry mother. Whenever I see her mom I just get so angry and sad.

    There are several books I’m excited for this summer. For example “Bliss” by Opal Carew because I love the combination of a sweet love story and very hot scenes.

  6. Mikaela
    May 21st, 2010 at 2:31 am · Link

    Tiger Woods. I am fed up. Urgh.
    Oh. And Princess Madeleine.

  7. Sandie
    May 21st, 2010 at 4:24 am · Link

    Lauren, I hope I never hear or see another celebrity news story. Heard way too many already. LOL

    Black Jack by Lora Leigh is the book I am looking forward to reading this summer.


  8. steph j
    May 21st, 2010 at 5:03 am · Link

    I have to agree with having enough of tiger and Jesse. I would also like to add the Salahis. They were the couple that gate crashed the white house last year. I live not far from DC and that is has been all over the news again. Enough already don’t give these publicity whores what they seek the most attention.

    On a different note I am looking forward to

    Insatiable -Dane
    no mercy-Kenyon
    Sizzling Sixteen- Evanovich
    water bound-Feehan
    Lash of need-Singh


  9. Christine
    May 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am · Link

    So sorry to restate what every one else is saying but I guess we all feel the same way. If I hear Heidi or Spenser it will be to soon. How are these people celebrities. Lindsay Lohan. All I can say this chick needs some help to bad her parents do also. Tiger & Jesse all I can is who cares. You got got caught. Suck it up. Leave these people alone and stop following them. Gloria Allred and mistress why does she need a lawyer did she do something illegal. The books Insatiable , Revelation, No Mercy, The Search, Nora Roberts Waterbound, Christine Feehan to name a few

  10. Jessica
    May 21st, 2010 at 7:14 am · Link

    If I NEVER hear about Heidi & Spencer and Lindsay Lohan it will be too soon!!!!! They are great examples of what happen when you do drugs.

  11. C A
    May 21st, 2010 at 7:49 am · Link

    I never want to hear about any mistresses getting paid money because they did wrong in the first place. And these women have the audacity to act as if what is occurring is not partly their fault also 👿

  12. CrystalGB
    May 21st, 2010 at 8:03 am · Link

    I am tired of hearing about every move that Tiger Wood’s makes.
    I am looking forward to reading Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur and Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas.

  13. Cathy MacDonald
    May 21st, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    We are big into cycling around here and are currently watching the Tour of California. Yesterdays news about the former unseated winner of the Tour de France, Floyd Landis, and his allegations that pretty much every cyclist is doping, is just bad news all around, unfounded (at this point) and throws a pall over the current and upcoming cycling events.

    I am looking forward to reading Bullet by LKH and Fade To Midnight by Shannon McKenna.

  14. Melissa
    May 21st, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    OMG, Tiger Woods!! I’m so TIRED of hearing about him and his mistresses, etc. I know Rachel Yucatel’s name by heart, and I have NO interest in her, but every time I turn on HLN or Nancy Grace, or just about any news station they are talking AGAIN about her and Tiger. Errrrrrrrrrrrr………..enough is enough!! And what the hell is up w/ all these stars claiming sex addiction all of a sudden? Sure, it might be legit in SOME cases, but every rat bastard that gets caught cheating on their wives is an addict? Yeah, I’m having a hard time buying that!!

  15. Melissa
    May 21st, 2010 at 9:46 am · Link

    Oooh, I forgot to tell you what I’m looking forward to!! There are SO many, but right now Beast Behaving Badly and Forbidden Highlander are at the tip top of my cannot WAIT list ~~ next week!! YEAH!

  16. Rachel M
    May 21st, 2010 at 9:58 am · Link

    I will be so glad never to hear the phrase “Brangelina” again. Goodness. Leave those people alone. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Daniela C.
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am · Link

    There are soooo many books I can’t wait to read! One, coming up is Shelly Laurenston’s Beast Behaving Badly. Also looking forward to reading all your “Phantom Corp” books before Insatiable. My only disappointment is that I’ll read them so quickly, I will have the rest of the summer with nothing else! Besides, with kids home, who has time! (but I always sneak a book along at the park or beach…love trips to the library!)

    Ah, Insatiable! I have GOT to have this book just for that cover! YUM! I want to devour the book too! I’ve been intriqued by the story arc that I am on the hunt for the first book of the series. Now, just looking at the cover I don’t know if I could wait to read the first!

    Stories in news that I roll my eyes and close my ears to: Anything and everything about a celeb who cheats! Tiger Woods; recently that guy from Bones! I used to like him, now…I can’t even bring myself to remember his name! See this is why I read romantic HEA…the knowledge that there are people out there who love and stay in love! who don’t stray! who don’t have the URGE to stray! I look around in this world and worry that I am dillusional to think this way but I can’t bring myself to stop reading HEA because…well…I need the hope! I need to know its possible for others. It is for me! My hubby and I are of the same mind so we’re good. I want to teach my kids that too! I want them to know that cheating is not the norm!
    OK off my soapbox now.

  18. Elizabeth Jules Mason
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:01 am · Link

    I can barely think straight after gazing (drooling) over that book cover! Amazing!

    OK (gets self together)…I am sick to death of hearing about Tiger Woods! That has been beaten so many times in the media its ridiculous.

    I was really looking forward to “Dangerous” by Diana Palmer, but now have that hot little ARC in my hands so the wait is over for that one!

  19. Cindy C.
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:04 am · Link

    I wish I’d never have to hear about lindsey Lohan and Kate Gosselin ever again. Then again if they were together for a reality show I’d totally watch it. LOL!

  20. ilona
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:21 am · Link

    Can I say all of them? I personally don’t like the way the media follow people and publish stories about them just because they look good. I would prefer to read about people who have a good reason to be in the news like the charity workers in Haiti after the earthquake or stuff like that.

  21. Heather Brewer
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:24 am · Link

    I hate Jon & Kate and Heidi and Spencer. I could go forever without ever hearing about them again.

  22. Crystal D
    May 21st, 2010 at 11:15 am · Link

    It seems my disgust is too long to post all the names here. So many of these people have the world by the tail and choose to be d-bags. Why???

    I’m excited for Erin McCarthy’s next book, yours (freakin’ love that cover!!!), Linda Howard’s. I really wish we getting Suz B next seal book.

  23. Twila Ledford
    May 21st, 2010 at 11:24 am · Link

    Pretty sick of hearing about cheating celebrities. Anything to do with Jon & Kate, Tiger, Jesse, and all of the politicians!

    Looking forward to Maya Banks new Colter stories and my TBR stack keeps growing!

    Ebook version if you pick me. Please pick me!!!!

  24. Chelsea B.
    May 21st, 2010 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Tiger. Woods. Good Lord almighty. I am so SICK of hearing about that man! Ugh!
    On the happier side: I am totally SIKED to read Gena’s Showalter newest Lords of the Underworld tale!

  25. Joder
    May 21st, 2010 at 1:05 pm · Link

    The Jon & Kate saga. I keep hoping to never hear either of their names again, but like a bad rash they keep coming back.

    And I love to win this in any format! It looks and sounds great!

  26. Estella
    May 21st, 2010 at 1:07 pm · Link

    If I never hear another word about Lindsay Lohan I would be happy.
    Had her passport stolen——right! The photos support that–not!

    I am looking forward to Heather Graham’s new series. The first book will be released on 6/29.

  27. Jennie
    May 21st, 2010 at 1:30 pm · Link

    I am tired of seeing all of those celebrity rags and recognizing no one. Almost every person on the covers is from some reality program. When did exposing your weaknesses and stupidity on national television make you famous (well…politicians)?

    I am looking forward to a lot of releases this summer, but besides Insatiable, I am really looking forward to the sequel to Oracles of Delphi Keep, by Victoria Laurie. I know, it is a kid’s book, but the first was really, really good.

  28. Heather S
    May 21st, 2010 at 4:49 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to ALOT of books this summer. To name a few: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh, Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston, Riding the Night by Jaci Burton, Healer’s Choice by Jory Strong, and many, many more! And of course Insatiable is among those. 😀

  29. meg
    May 21st, 2010 at 7:47 pm · Link

    I f you hear about them three times I think thats three times to many! I am dooking forward to insatiable,and de la vega cats:Revelation! Thanks Meg

  30. Lisa F.
    May 21st, 2010 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Jon and Kate, I’m so tired of hearing about them two.

    Books, I’m looking forward to so many this summer

    Insatiable, of course
    The Search-Nora Roberts
    Bonds Of Justice-Nalini Singh
    The Darkest Lie-Gena Showalter
    Sin Undone- Larissa Ione
    Demon Blood- Meljean Brook
    Entwined- Elisabeth Naughton
    Naked- Megan Hart

  31. Ina
    May 22nd, 2010 at 11:33 am · Link

    honestly, there is no celebrity I like to hear about at the moment – they should live their life and I mine 🙄

    greetings, Ina

  32. Leslie
    May 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 am · Link

    NO MORE REALITY STARS – no more Speidi, no more Hills girls, no more anybody who is famous for no reason related to talent, historic personal achievement, or contribution to the good of mankind.

  33. Terri
    May 22nd, 2010 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I don’t want to hear anymore stories about Jon and Kate, Jessie, Tiger, Lindsey, Britney, Jessica, etc.

    The books I’m looking forward to this summer are:

    1. Sugar Creek – Toni Blake
    2. Ghost Shadow – Heather Graham
    3. Running Scared – Lisa Jackson
    4. No Mercy – Sherrilyn Kenyon
    5. Veil of Night – Linda Howard
    6. Don’t Cry – Beverly Barton

  34. ShellBell
    May 22nd, 2010 at 2:44 pm · Link

    Books I’m eagerly awaiting are:

    Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
    Insatiable, Revelation and Inside Out by Lauren Dane
    Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
    Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
    Dark Peril by Christine Feehan
    Colters’ Lady by Maya Banks (loved the excerpt)
    Beast Behaving Badly – Shelly Laurenston
    Whisper Kiss by Deborah Cooke

    Sick adn tired of reading about Tiger Woods, Jennifer Aniston, Lindsey Lohan

    May 22nd, 2010 at 3:25 pm · Link

    :grin:I CAN’T WAIT TO READ revalation WHEN IT COMES OUT .
    colter’s lady by:maya banks


  36. JessW
    May 22nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Lauren, just finished Coming Undone and loved it! Can’t wait for your next books.

    I would like to avoid any mention of the Kardashians.

  37. Carrie F.
    May 22nd, 2010 at 4:18 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to lots of books this summer….
    Christine Feehan- Water Bound & Dark Peril
    Laurell K Hamilton- Bullet
    Dana Marie Bell- Bear Necessities
    Shannon Mckenna – Fade to Midnight
    MaryJanice Davidson- Undead and Unfinished
    Erin McCarthy – Hot Finish

    I could go on and on… list is endless

    And at the top of my list is Insatiable so it would be awesome to win a copy.

  38. Mina Gerhart
    May 23rd, 2010 at 11:05 am · Link

    I am SOOOO tired of Tiger Woods!
    Get over him already :/
    Back to reading my new RT books 🙂

    Mindy 🙂

  39. Edna Williams
    June 3rd, 2010 at 6:40 pm · Link

    I am really tired of hearing about Michelle “Bombshell” McGee continually pushing her incredibly crude presence in the public eye. Building her supposed fame by tearing apart so many peoples lives.

    Reading is always a wonderful escape but to get away from more comments from her it becomes necessary for mental survival!