Working like a fiend on Captivated! Loving these characters, especially Hannah! But last night I discovered something about Julian and that made me very very happy! I’ve also got copy edits for Heart of Darkness, which actually works out because Rising Darkness is the book I’m writing next so I’ll be freshly immersed in that world and ready to go.
Big week of course with the new release out!
Book Lover’s Inc said in part: This is a kick-ass story with an intricate world building that will grab your attention- that’s what makes a good urban fantasy stand out. I can only hope that we will get the chance to visit this world again and perhaps even get a glimpse of Rowan and Clive.
I Just Finished Reading: To summarize: a tough-as-nails otherworldly vampire hunter heroine and a badass vampire hero who turn each other’s world upside down. Throw in a few more very complicated relationships and you have a terrificly fun and intense book.
Spaz at Wicked Lil Pixie said: (…) Rowan majorly managed to grow on me, and her chemistry with Clive was fantastically written. Clive is seemingly her opposite in every way â€“ he is obsessively manicured with immaculate self control where she is vulgar and very rough around the edge â€“ but the minute they are in one another’s company respective buttons are pushed and frustration and anger turn in to sexy combustion. She makes it her mission to give him a frustration neck tic, and it becomes quite comical. Their banter and commentary of one another had me giggling.
The Book Girl says: GODDESS WITH A BLADE is fantastic. I loved the “world” the book is set in and the characters are some of the best I’ve ever read. That is the thing I love most about Lauren Dane books – the characters. They are always so three-dimensional and realistic (even when they are a woman with a goddess inside her and a 500 year old vampire). The chemistry between Rowan and Clive is off the charts. Their relationship is full of her poking fun at him and him putting up with what he calls her “vulgarity”. I loved that Clive found the things that most people would want to change about Rowan adorable. He doesn’t want to change her at all. The action is fast-paced and the sex is hot. GODDESS WITH A BLADE is a fantastic urban fantasy and I’m hoping this isn’t the last time we see these characters.
Anya Bast is giving away a copy of GODDESS WITH A BLADE at her blog! And did you know she had a new release this week? Jaded, which is the follow up to Jeweled and it’s awesome!
Lillie is giving away TWO copies of GWAB at Novel Thoughts as well…
I’m off, I need to get back to work before the kids get out of school. Today is their last Friday of school (they’re out next week) and while I look forward to two months of not having to nag them to eat, find shoes, get dressed, find coats and folders EVERY MORNING, working with them here is a challenge, LOL.
Enjoy the day everyone 🙂
June 10th, 2011 at 11:35 am · Link
Happy Friday! Congrats on the great reviews.
June 10th, 2011 at 5:03 pm · Link
Have a fun weekend!