Just a little over a week until INSIDE OUT releases from Berkley! (NEW CONTENT BELOW THIS POST)

Man do I love this cover!


Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself.

Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense.

While Ella’s sure he’s just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly and re-ignites something deep inside her. Before long desire and love turn them both inside out.

In the grand prize we have:

Signed copy of INSIDE OUT
Copy of The Essential Pablo Neruda (amazing collection of his poetry side by side in English and Spanish). In INSIDE OUT, Cope reads Neruda to Ella – often while naked and in bed.
Organic Drip Grind Cafe Ladro Coffee (Ella’s favorite and mine too)
Copy of Mary Oliver’s New and Selected Poems (Ella discusses poetry with Cope and references Oliver’s Wild Geese as her favorite)
All in a fantastic and fun pin up girl tote with some other fun swag tossed in to compliment the theme!

Daily Prizes:
Digital copy of SECOND CHANCES
Paper copy of LAID BARE
Paper copy of COMING UNDONE
Digital ARC of the follow up to Second Chances, BELIEVE
Winner’s Choice of my available backlist

All in all, not a bad week of contests I’d wager!

RULES (and you know this would come): Winners will be chosen at random from the daily blog entries for the daily prizes. All winners have SEVEN DAYS to claim their prize. International entrants are welcome – if you can read me in New Zealand, you can certainly enter if you live there. A grand prize winner will be chosen from all comments and awarded on Monday, November 1. Must be at least 18 to enter and win.

I’m leaving this at the top so all new content will be BELOW. Good luck!

38 comments to “INSIDE OUT CONTEST!”

  1. Lorenet
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:11 am · Link

    November 2 can’t come soon enough!

  2. Stacie
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:16 am · Link

    This sounds like a fun contest. What an awesome Grand Prize! Good luck with all of your new releases!

  3. Maria
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:36 am · Link

    Woo hoo..can’t wait!!. Loved Laid Bare and Coming Undone.

  4. Liz
    October 26th, 2010 at 8:07 am · Link

    How awesome! I loved Laid Bare and Coming Undone, can’t wait to see it all from Cope’s eyes!

  5. Jessica
    October 26th, 2010 at 8:15 am · Link

    wow great grand prize!! My birthday is Nov 1st…that be the icing and the candles on the cake. LOL Good luck to everyone who enters!

  6. Amanda Hampton
    October 26th, 2010 at 8:43 am · Link

    WoooHooo I have been waiting for this book since Coming undone came out I cant wait! I read some where that there will be another book in this series please tell me that is true!

  7. Jessie
    October 26th, 2010 at 8:44 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this book!

  8. Christina R.
    October 26th, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    I can not wait for Inside Outside to be released. November 2nd can’t get here fast enough!

  9. Mar
    October 26th, 2010 at 9:08 am · Link

    Whoa…what an amazing prize! I love this series with my whole heart, I can’t even explain how much.
    La adoro, yes I do!
    Early congrats, Lauren.

  10. Himeko
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:14 am · Link

    Count me in!

  11. Corinne Bridges
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:27 am · Link

    “Inside Out”……will turn us inside out, I bet!! I can’t wait!! 😉

  12. Natasha A.
    October 26th, 2010 at 11:04 am · Link

    This is great! Inside out is on my must have list!!

  13. Nora W
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:29 pm · Link

    I am so excitted about this book. I have fallen in love with this series. I really like that it focuses a lot of attention on women over coming great obstacles and becoming empowered. I like that the men of the series are strong and loving and that they add just the right balance. Each character has been so unique and well written I can’t wait to read Cope and Ella’s story next week!

  14. Emma
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Counting down the days until Inside Out comes out.

  15. Diane Sadler
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:35 pm · Link

    I’ve just ordered one of your back list titles and now you have a new book coming out.

  16. Emily L.
    October 26th, 2010 at 1:11 pm · Link

    OMG! This is such a frigging awesome contest and I think it’s amazing you or your publisher or whoever is willing to give all this away! Thank you!

  17. Renee
    October 26th, 2010 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Ok, I have loved all the covers for this series but this one is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for Adrian’s cover.

    And what a great contest.

  18. Jeanette Juan
    October 26th, 2010 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Woohoo, so excited for the release!

  19. Aisha
    October 26th, 2010 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for release day

  20. Sarah
    October 26th, 2010 at 5:59 pm · Link

    I am waiting so patiently for this book 🙂 7 days to almost the minute to when I will be out of work and at the bookstore picking it up!

  21. Serena
    October 26th, 2010 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Sweet! 🙂 I’m loving the cover!

  22. Michelle V.
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for this book. I read one of yours and then kept going. Love them all!!

  23. Bella F.
    October 27th, 2010 at 6:33 am · Link

    hi Lauren, new to ur books n this one sounds great 😀 love tattoos lol

  24. Kim S
    October 27th, 2010 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Sounds GREAT! Can hardly wait. Loved the other 2 books in the series, Cope has always been a favorite though…Looking forward to it.

  25. Jane
    October 27th, 2010 at 3:38 pm · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming release.

  26. ShellBell
    October 28th, 2010 at 12:43 am · Link

    I love the cover for Inside Out, I think it is my favourite from this series. Coming Undone is one of my favourite re-reads so I can’t wait until I purchase the eBook of Inside Out.


    PS .. finally managed to get the eBook of Insatiable a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  27. Amy
    October 28th, 2010 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I cannot wait till 11/2 !!! I totally love the stories and the covers just keep getting better and better.

  28. Joder
    October 28th, 2010 at 5:48 pm · Link

    I’m so excited for the release of this book! The characters in this series are amazingly strong and oh so likable and I can’t wait to read more from this circle of friends/relatives.

  29. Scorpio M.
    October 28th, 2010 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Thank you! Awesome week, can’t wait til the new release.

  30. Jeanette Juan
    October 29th, 2010 at 8:34 am · Link

    Yay, thanks for the contest!

  31. Rachel Riddles
    October 29th, 2010 at 11:49 am · Link

    This is by far the best prize I’ve seen for a contest!!

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book.

    I know we have a while before we learn what Adrian’s book is about, but I do have to say that if Raven is the H in it I won’t be upset :wink:As long as she does something to redeem herself after the way she treated Elise.

    Happy writing!!!

  32. Pretty N.
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm · Link

    I’m so excited for the book to come out! There are so many great prizes!

  33. becky jean
    October 29th, 2010 at 5:35 pm · Link

    This book looks amazing and I cant wait until it comes out!

  34. Amy
    October 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Favorite Covers: Of course, your Laid Bare, and Megan Hart’s Tempted and Stranger.

    What/who is sexy? Jon Bon Jovi…anyday, anytime, anywhere, anyhoo…er, um, ‘scuse me, sorry! 😳

    I like men with well-tone, well-developed, well-defined chest, shoulders and abs, and some facial “scruff.” And, hey, how about a little chest hair. What has happened these days to the men with chest hair? I’m not talking grizzly bear, shag carpet, but something to run your fingers through and a happy trail leading the way to the good stuff. Uh-huh! Is that too much to ask for?

  35. Merlyssa
    October 30th, 2010 at 7:57 pm · Link

    Love this cover, love this book(prob not supposed to be on shelves yet but it was in my store), love the series 🙂 Can’t wait till the next one, which will be way to long since i read this one in 3 hours. 😐

    October 31st, 2010 at 8:57 am · Link

    cant wait to read this book and i just LOVE the cover.

  37. Carrie
    November 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am · Link

    Thank you for such a great contest! I’ve been re-reading Laid Bare and Coming Undone so I’ll be ready for Inside Out on Tuesday!

  38. Valerie
    November 1st, 2010 at 9:18 am · Link

    What a great contest….can’t wait for Inside Out!