Release Day Goodness (and some contesty stuff)

Today is such a fabulous day for readers!

Anya Bast continues her most excellent Dark Magick series with Cruel Enchantment! This book, like the first in the series, is IMO, Anya at her best. I love her voice and in this series, it’s even better.

Even the most powerful hands need a delicate touch…

Emmaline Gallagher is a master of wielding personal glamour. As a free fae who lives among humans, she must hide her true self at all times as she works undercover within the powerful Phaendir—for if certain factions within the Phaendir gain control, the fae will be wiped from existence. Now, an object of fae power lies within a locked ancient box. And there is only one fae who can forge the key.

Known as “the Blacksmith” Aeric O’Malley can create or destroy almost anything with his forging skills. Emmaline has come to him in need, but he and Emmaline have a past—and he has spent centuries wanting to take revenge on her for her transgressions. But now that he has her within his grasp, something about her keeps him from exacting his vengeance—or is it merely her glamour blinding him?

Trapped by fate, Emmaline must hope that she can reach Aeric’s furious heart before it’s too late…

And another fabulous writer, Jaci Burton has another Wild Riders book out – Riding the Night! Such a fun, totally sexy series – love it.

AJ and Pax work together as undercover operatives for a government agency of bad-boy bikers known as the Wild Riders. And though they play as hard as they work, both men are looking for the one woman who can tame them…

On vacation, AJ and Pax run into AJ’s high school sweetheart, Teresa. While they’re catching up at Teresa’s bar, a fight erupts between two biker gangs, leaving one man dead and Teresa’s brother wrongly accused of murder. With no proof and Teresa as the only eye witness, the trio points their Harleys toward the annual bike rally in South Dakota in hot pursuit of the real killer…

Her life in jeopardy, AJ and Pax become Teresa’s fierce protectors. But a past trauma keeps Teresa guarded, unable to trust them–until AJ and Pax uncover her secret and vow to do anything to help her heal. And in their arms she discovers a sensual desire that knows no boundaries, a passion strong enough to overcome her tragic past and awaken a force that brings both men to their knees.

Danger may temporarily bind the three together, but it’s their shared passion that will lead them to the ride of their lives: love.

Because I love both these authors so much I’m going to give two prizes – one copy of Cruel Enchantment and one copy of Riding The Night – I’m sending them direct from Amazon so the only restriction is that you’ve got to live where Amazon delivers.

To enter, tell me the book(s) you’re most looking forward to this fall – don’t forget to also leave the name of the book you wish to be entered to win. I’ll choose a winner tomorrow afternoon at 5 pm pacific time!

46 comments to “Release Day Goodness (and some contesty stuff)”

  1. Lisa Freeman
    September 7th, 2010 at 5:58 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to No Place to Run, the next KGI book by Maya Banks.

    I would love to win a copy of Riding the Night!

  2. Rory G
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:04 pm · Link

    The Darkest Hour is first on the list, once it is read I am on to the next one. Since I have Riding the Night shipping from Amazon with The Darkest Hour I would love to win Cruel Enchantment. I just found Anya online and started Witch Fire. Looking forward to enjoying another great series from a new to me writer.

  3. Emily L.
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren! Just have have to say I love your books and I love Jaci Burton! Riding the Night please! Some of the books I’m most looking forward to this fall:

    Venom by Jennifer Estep is coming out on September 28. It’s the 3rd in her Elemental Assassin series about this badass former assassin named Gin Blanco. It’s net in a fictional southern city that’s really corrupt and populated with people who can control the elements, vampires, giants, trolls, etc. I love it and can’t wait.

    Inside Out by you of course. I’ve read the other Brown family books and their definitely my favorites of yours. I really love the group of people you’ve gathered, and just how cool and original they are. Ella is a character I really felt for in Erin’s book, and I’m glad you’re devoting something to her and Andy 😀

    Four Play by Maya Banks comes out on October 5 and I’m really excited for that. I really enjoy her menage stories because the issues the people involved face are always dealt with in good time, nothing rushed or jumped over just to get to the love scenes, which I feel like happens with other menage books I’ve read.

    The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks just came out today and I really want to read that. It’s from her new Kelly series and sounds really dramatic. Reading about how Rachel is going to return from such a horrible, difficult, harrowing year is going to be painful but rewarding and fascinating.

    Thanks so much for doing this contest/gifting!

  4. Joder
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:10 pm · Link

    I adore the writing of Lorraine Heath and find her books such a comfort read. They never disappoint, so I’m looking forward to Passions of a Wicked Earl.

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I’d love Riding the Night.

  5. Diane M.
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:15 pm · Link

    The first one I’m looking forward to is Bayou Moon by Illona Andrews.

    I would love either book.

  6. catslady
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:18 pm · Link

    I’ve been hearing so much about both books and reading lots of excerpts. Although I’d love them both I am going to pick Anya Bast’s Cruel Enchantment because I’ve recently been introduced to paranormal and loving it.

    I am looking forward to An Echo in the Bone By Diana Gabaldon as it’s the latest in the Outlander series.


  7. Jennifer Cormier
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:29 pm · Link

    would love to win Riding the night.. so of the books I’m looking forward to are four play,no place to run,hidden away and sweet possession by Maya banks also live wire and primal by Lora Leigh,the perfect play,and the perfect game by Jaci Burton,river marked by Patricia Briggs,Entice me at twilight,surrender to me,embrace me at dawn by Shayla Black,All Jacked up, and saddled and spurred by Lorelei James, A shadow guardians novel by Charlene teglia I could keep going but I’m running out of space…thanks

  8. Rachel Riddles
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Hey Lauren!! Definitely Riding the night if I have to choose. As far as books I am looking forward to this fall.

    Happy Ever After-Nora Roberts
    Inside Out-You, I love the first two books especially Laid Bare, made me cry so hard.
    The Darkest Hour- Maya Banks
    Four Play- Maya Banks and Shayla Black
    Embrace me at Dawn- Shayla Black
    All Jacked Up- Lorelei James

    The list could go on and on and on. I am totally loving that a lot of authors do giveaways. I think when you win a book from an author you love it means something. Yes I am a big dork 😀

  9. Raonaid Luckwell
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:53 pm · Link

    The Darkest Hour by Maya.. Yeah it came out but I doubt it will be a while until I can get it.

    I’ve been curious about JC’s books for a while now. Friend goes on and on about her.

  10. Himeko
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:55 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Play of Passion by Nalini Singh and enter me for Riding The Night please.

  11. Greta
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:02 pm · Link

    It’s been a while since I’ve entered one of your contests. I bought Jaci’s book tonight but couldn’t find Anya’s anywhere.

    The books I’m most looking forward to are:
    Inside Out – you
    A Season of Seduction – Jennifer Haymore
    Four Play Anthology – Maya Banks & Shayla Black
    Lie With Me and Promises In The Dark – Stephanie Tyler
    Taken By Midnight by Lara Adrian

  12. linda:)
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I love Jaci’s books but I had her pre-ordered. If my name is drawn I would Like to win ANya Bast, I have never read her.
    I’m looking forward to Perfect Play by Jaci and Nowhere to run by Maya Banks. Just finished The Darkest Hour and it was great. Love the idea of you give away.

  13. Cathy MacDonald
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:30 pm · Link

    This is really nice of you, Lauren. And there are so many great books just released and coming out soon on my wish list:

    Vampire Trinity by Joey W Hill
    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
    Waterbound by Christine Feehan
    Tucker’s Claim by Sarah McCarty
    Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianne Love
    Inside Out by Lauren Dane

    Would love a chance to win Cruel Enchantment.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  14. Kim
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:31 pm · Link

    I am such a softy at heart! I’m looking forward to getting to read book 4 in Nora Roberts Bride Quartet: Happy Ever After in November!

    I would love to win a copy of Jaci Burton’s Riding the Night! I have read the previous books in this series and they ROCK!

  15. Chelsea B.
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:32 pm · Link

    I am really, really looking forward to Eat, Prey, Love by Kerrelyn Sparks and A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries!

    I would like to be entered for Cruel Enchantment 🙂

  16. Beth C.
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:51 pm · Link

    I have about two dozen on my list for the rest of the year. These are the top five that absolutely have to get.(number in parentheses is their place in the series)
    -Eat Pray Love(9) by Kerrelyn Sparks
    -Shotgun Sorceress(2) by Lucy A. Snyder
    -Hungry for You(14) by Lynsay Sands
    -Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here(3)by Christine Warren
    -Firewalker(2) by Allyson James

    Would love to have Riding The Night.

  17. Donyale
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren love your books 😉
    I would like to win jc’s book Riding The Night in haven’t read any of her books yet she’s on my must read list.
    I waiting for your book memorize as well as Lara Adrians and a couple from Maya banks.

  18. Beverly G
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:03 pm · Link

    im lookingforward for
    Cruel Enchantment
    Sin Undone
    Blood Trinity
    LoveInside Out
    Vampire Trinity
    theres sooo many really that id be here all day

    awesome contest! cant wait to read ur work

  19. Lindsey Ekland
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:40 pm · Link

    I would like Cruel Enchantment

    I am looking forward to way to many books but at the top fo the list are

    Play of Passion Nalini Singh
    The Iron Duke Meljean Brook
    Inside Out Lauren Dane preordered last May
    Four Play Maya Banks
    The Bid Jax
    Jeweled Anya Bast
    Books by Vivian Arend and Dana Marie Bell

  20. Sabine
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:45 pm · Link

    I am not waiting for any at the moment- I just have to get the money together to buy them when they come out. Looking forward to reading Cassandra Claire’s new series – it was her Mortal Instruments series that led me to Sherrilyn Kenyon and from there on as they say,the rest was history!!
    I would love Jaci’s book!

  21. Babs
    September 8th, 2010 at 1:00 am · Link

    Nemesis – Lindsey Davis (just out, haven’t had a chance to read it yet…)

    Not That Kind of Girl – Susan Donovan

    No Place to Run – Maya Banks

    Inside Out – Lauren Dane (not sucking up – Kindle edition already pre-ordered! & can I just saying I am dying to read Adrian’s story…srsly)

    Electric Barracuda – Tim Dorsey (have to wait until January, *sob*, for next Serge novel)

    I’d love to have “Riding the Night” since I’ve enjoyed other books by Burton

  22. ms bookjunkie
    September 8th, 2010 at 1:04 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Meljean Brook’s THE IRON DUKE. (So much, in fact, that I have to do my best not to think about it as there are many, many spins of the earth before release date.)

    I’m interested in RIDING THE NIGHT.

  23. Genea
    September 8th, 2010 at 3:57 am · Link

    I’m dying to read RIDING THE NIGHT.

    Waiting with anticipation for:
    Inside Out Lauren Dane preordered last May
    Four Play Maya Banks
    More books by Vivian Arend
    More shifters by Dana Marie Bell and Shelly Laurenston (I love shifter stories)
    More Cattle Valley books by Carol Lynne
    Wanting more in the Going Home series by T. A. Chase

    And the list could go on and on and on…

  24. steph j
    September 8th, 2010 at 4:58 am · Link

    There are so many to choose from but here are my top ones.
    Alpha- Vincent
    Indulgence in Death- Robb
    Inside Out-Dane
    Sty’ Storm-Leigh

  25. HeatherU
    September 8th, 2010 at 5:10 am · Link

    I’m most looking forward to Inside Out,Styx’s Storm by Lora Leigh, and Four Play by Maya Banks.

    Would like to enter for Ride the Night!

  26. Christine
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:47 am · Link

    There are a ton but to a name a few:
    Four Play maya Banks & Shayla Black
    Happily Ever After Nora Roberts
    Inside Out of course
    The new JD Robb Indulengence In death
    A hellion in her Bed Sabrina Jeffries
    Mad about the Duke Elizabeth Boyle
    Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor Lisa Kleypas

  27. Caitlin U
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:59 am · Link

    I can’t wait for Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews.

    I would love to win Ayna Bast’s book.

  28. Melanie S.
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:21 am · Link

    would love to be entered for Riding the Night – I’ve read the other books and I love them *dreaming’
    I’m looking forward to Cynthia Edens Deadly Fear and JK Becks new series.

  29. Lorenet
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:30 am · Link

    On pre-order: Stranger, Rebel and Scoundrell by Zoe Archer as well as In Deep by Chloe Harris.

    I would love to have my own copy of Riding the Night.

  30. JOYE
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:52 am · Link

    Diana Palmer’s Lone Star Winter and Last DragonStanding by GA Aiken are booksI amlook9ng forwar to reading.

    I would like to read Riding the Night

  31. Marlene Breakfield
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:55 am · Link

    I’m really looking forward to these:
    Play of Passion Nalini Singh
    The Iron Duke Meljean Brook
    No Mercy Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Enter me for Ride the Night.

  32. Corinne
    September 8th, 2010 at 11:30 am · Link

    I am looking forward to these three books: “Inside Out” by Lauren Dane; “The Perfect Lovesong” by Patti Callahan Henry; & “Happy Ever After” by Nora Roberts.

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Jaci Burton’s “Riding the Night”

  33. Spav
    September 8th, 2010 at 11:50 am · Link

    I’m really looking forward to The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook, Play of Passion by Nalini Singh & Alpha by Rachel Vincent.

    I would love to win Riding the Night.

  34. C
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I am so looking forward to Inside Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Other books I want to read are The Darkest Hour, Play of Passion and Indulgence in Death

    I would like to win Riding the Night

  35. Ina
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  36. Jeanette Juan
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:41 pm · Link

    I’m excited to read:
    The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
    Vampire Trinity by Joey W. Hill

    I would love to win Riding the Night!

  37. Tracey D
    September 8th, 2010 at 3:09 pm · Link

    So many books, but here are a few…

    Vampire Trinity by Joey W Hill
    All Jacked Up- Lorelei James
    Tucker’s Claim by Sarah McCarty

    If chosen, I would like Cruel Enchantment, please.

  38. Diane Sadler
    September 8th, 2010 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Play of Passion by Nalini Singh, that’s what I’m looking forward amongst a dozen other books.
    I would love a copy of Cruel Enchantment by Anya Bast.

  39. Scorpio M.
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:08 pm · Link

    I am anxiously awaiting Megan Hart’s, Selfish Is The Heart, Meljean Brook’s, The Iron Duke & Sarah Mayberry’s next HQ release.

    Thank you for this. I’d love to win Jaci’s book, Riding The Night!!! 😆

  40. Donna S
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:46 pm · Link

    There are so many a few are:

    When Pleasure Rules by JK Beck
    Venom by Jennifer Estep
    Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
    Eat Pray Love by Kerrelyn Sparks
    Hungry for You by Lynsay Sands

    Id love to be entered for Anya’s book. Thanks!

  41. Ciara Dallas
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Sin Undone (I haven’t gotten it yet), The Iron Duke, and Smooth (antho). I’m also looking forward to reading plenty of books that have been out for a bit 🙂

    Both of these books sound great, but I think I’ll go with Cruel Enchantment.

  42. Tracy
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm · Link

    Second Chances by Lauren Dane
    Inside Out by Lauren Dane
    Explosive by Beth Kery
    A Touch of Magick by N.J. Walters
    Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Lorelei James

    Thanks for the giveaway-both books sound great!

  43. emmad
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Lots of books I’m looking forward too lol. For just one will pick.

    Venom – Jennifer Estep

    Either book would be great so will leave open incase I win and can then be surprised 😀

  44. blodeuedd
    September 9th, 2010 at 12:03 am · Link

    I’d love Cruel Enchantment

    This fall I am looking forward to
    Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan
    oh and Blameless by Carriger, the book is out but haven’t gotten it in the mail yet

  45. CrystalGB
    September 9th, 2010 at 8:22 am · Link

    I am looking forward to Play of Passion by Nalini Singh.
    I would love a copy of Ride the Night.

  46. Daniela C.
    September 9th, 2010 at 11:48 am · Link

    I’ve been looking forward to Lauren’s Insatiable and Jaci’s Bound, Branded & Brazen but…I just bought them. (I know I’m a little slow…I need to stretch the money). Doing the happy dance.

    Looking forward to Nora’s Happily Ever After
    and Lora Leigh’s Styx’s Storm in the fall. But most importantly, I can’t wait for Shelly Laurenston’s Pride #6 book coming next spring!!!

    Would love for the chance to win either books. They are both on my “to buy” list!