So I’ve got an extra bound galley of Never Enough (by extra I mean most of them are accounted for for contests later this month) so I thought I should give it away. Want it?

The Rules: To enter to win the bound galley you need to reply to this post with an answer to any or all of these questions:

1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?
2) Feel free to ask a question
3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?

I’ll choose a winner from the responses at noon pacific, tomorrow, Friday August 5. Winner is responsible for checking back and claiming the ARC. If you don’t, I’ll award it to another winner after 48 hours have passed.

Yes, international entries are welcome!

Good luck!

Via – THE WINNER IS: Alisha send me your mailing address and I’ll get the book your way. Please claim your prize within 48 hours.

Prize not claimed so I re-drew – JAMIE B – you are the winner! – send me your mailing address and I’ll get the book your way. Please claim your prize within 48 hours.


  1. Suzi B
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:07 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this book 🙂 I’m hooked on Romance at the moment.
    Have a great day 😆

  2. Regina
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:08 am · Link

    Hi, Lauren!

    I love The Browns! And I`m going to start with Chase Brothers.

    I`m reading a lot of contemporary romance. There are a serie by Shannon Stacey – Kowalski Family – that is wonderful. So far there are three books.


  3. heather
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:10 am · Link

    I will read any genre but I love fiction with a touch of magic.

    Tracy Madison and Sarah Addison Allen are two of my favorites.

  4. bianca thaci
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:11 am · Link

    Hey there…ok…genre… NOT Paranormal… I like Romantic Suspense the best probably… I ♥ ménage romances. Question…why in the world are people so crazy about the supernatural for these last years??? i do like a nice vampire romance or some werewolves but i dont have to have them in EVERY book…
    I’d like to see more Navy SEALs in a cute ménage Romantic Suspense 🙂
    Recs…hm…millions i guess..i love Opal Carews books. The Lora Leigh SEAL/Black Ops series. oh…can’t say anymore..i love a lot. Plus i really love the brown sibs…just finished the second one a while i’m waiting untill somebody decides to give me some more books for christmas…or any day actually..simply because I’m such a cute nice lovely perso 🙂 LOL
    have a wonderful day everyone 😛

  5. Ferishia
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:11 am · Link

    PNR is my very FAV genre. I’m currently hooked on Dragonshifters and would rec Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series. I’m reading the second book, Storm’s Heart and loving it. 🙂

  6. Blanche
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am · Link

    I just finished reading Second Chance At The Sugar Shack by Candis Terry…..very cute book!! 🙂 I also just finished Susan Andersen’s latest release Playing Dirty and then I had to go back and start re-reading her other books! I’ve been on a contemporary romance kick for a while now! 🙂

  7. Rosemary
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am · Link

    I have been reading a lot of books with Zombies lately. There have been several interesting and unique takes on them out in recent months. I particularly enjoyed Lust After Death by Daisy Harris, an erotic romance which is a ‘zombie marriage of convenience story’ (quoting the author there) that also has an assassin. 🙂

    I cannot wait for the last Brown Siblings book and was so excited to find out you will be doing a spin-off series as well!

  8. SusiSunshine
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    On what am hooked right now? I’m sure textbooks don’t count so…. I’m on a Megan Hart reading marathon after going batshit crazy on smashwords. Would recommend them all- so many great short reads. *g*

    Prefer contemporary or scifi romance right now. I’m a bit burned out on shifters and vamps.

    One of my best reads in the last few months was Olivia Cunnings Sinners on Tour series. Really hot! *fans herself*

    Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  9. Nic Critch
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    At the moment, I’m hooked on Romantic Suspense. I’ve always been a fan of Romance, but I started reading Cindy Gerards BOI series and I started to read everything I could get hold of. The genre that I would like to see more of is steampunk. I have only read a few books, but have really enjoyed them.

    Thanks for the opportunity!:)

  10. Regina Ross
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:17 am · Link

    my fav. kind is M/F/M but i read anything romance 🙂

  11. Danielle
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:17 am · Link

    I’ve been hooked on the Browns, but I just finished reading books 1-4 of the Chase books and I really enjoyed them. I’m always hooked on romance, but lately, I’ve been loving Shelly Laurenston. Shapeshifter books with attitude.

  12. cathyf
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:18 am · Link

    1) Erotic/Sensual/Shifter romance(kind of covers all bases).
    Yesterday I finished Changing The Game by Jaci Burton and
    recently read Collide by Megan Hart. LOVED both of them.
    2) I am not 100% convinced of Adrian of the cover of Never
    Enough. I imagined Adrian with more of a lanky, toned body…
    like a Ryan Bingham, Adam Levine type. Am I completely off?
    Thanks for the contest!

  13. Rachel Riddles
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am · Link

    WOO HOO!!! Would love to win this book 😀

    Right now I’m reading just a lot of Contemporary Erotic Romance, they seem to be my go to genre.

    It’s not so much erotic but I just discovered an author Katherine Allred, Her books The Sweet Gum Tree and What Price Paradise are AMAZING!!! Very emotional and sooooo good.

    I do have a question, I know you are into music and they play a big part of your stories, but I was wondering who are some of your go to artists that seem to fit your stories???

  14. Kim
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am · Link

    I am hooked on Erotic Romance. I’m currently reading #2 in Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series. This book is what I like to call a panty melter. I highly recommend. GREAT STORY!

    Where did your inspiration of Polly Chase come from?

    I’ve only been reading romance for the last 3 years, so maybe it was something that was overdone in the past, but I like it when the H/h first meet, don’t like each other, things evolve, they end up with a HEA. But, friends to lovers is great too!

    I would love to see more Erotic Paranormal.

    Thanks Lauren for the chance to win the ARC.

  15. Stephanie R.
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:22 am · Link

    I am currently hooked on romance. I would love to see more books about married couples or people who have been in relationships for awhile. It seems that many books tie everything in a neat little bow and the story ends when they say I love you or I do. I love stories like Brody and Elise where you get to see their relationship develop over time. You get to watch the characters go through struggles and grow together. Those are the kind of books I would like to see more of. I CAN’T wait for Never Enough!

  16. Mrs. Joey Corr
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:22 am · Link

    I loved the chase series. But I am a born and breed Georgia girl. Even though I live in Virginia now lol. I am now reading undercover love it so far. Next will be brown series.

    I don’t know all your books out yet but are you ever going to write a hot erotica vampire series lol?

    I will take anything hot steam good from bad
    boys to vampire or weres im not picky lol

  17. caroline A./ pattepoilue
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am · Link

    Well for once the answer to that first question won’t be ‘Historical romances’, right now I’m reading more contemporary romances and Contemporary Eroticas. The last book which blew me away was Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning, it’s been a month and I’m still in the post-great-book-haze. This book was daring in all the right ways. Nom!

    I never know what to answer to the ‘What theme would you like more often’, I like to be surprised. I’m open to anything as long as it has a happy ending 😉

    It seems I’ve been talking/dreaming about Never Enough for years. Sure at first it didn’t have a name but it’s a long awaited book. I’m super excited for Fall to come. *squeeee*

  18. Wendy
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:26 am · Link

    I love Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Erotica. But I also like Romantic Suspense and Erotica. Shapeshifters, vampires, aliens, magic, demons, anything of this sort. Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, Gena Showalter’s Lords of The Underworld, Angela Knight’s Masters, Shelley Laurenston, Lora Leigh’s Breeds, and of course Lauren Dane. I would lik to see more PNR menages with HEA for all 3 characters together.

  19. Mia Belgiovene
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:27 am · Link

    I’m currently hooked on paranormal & romance. I absolutely love getting carried away in a world that just doesn’t exist. I’m currently reading like every book of yours that I can get. (I read a lot a lot) I’d also recommend Lora Leighs mercenary elite ops books. She also has a fantastic knack for pulling a reader into the world she’s created.

    Lauren, I was wondering when you do write Ravens story, what other character types do you think you’ll incorporate into that possible series?

    I think I’d like to see more erotic romance written into some contemporary romance. It’s spicy already, but I’d like to see the lines crossed some more. I love to see more realistic themes as well. Like with the Chase series & the Browns. 😉

  20. Alisa
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:27 am · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us? HMMM I LOVE paranormal romance.. just got caught up on Lara Adrian Mindight Breed Series… and started Cutter Cay (series???) by Cherry Adair

    2) Feel free to ask a question
    hmmm… why do you think there is still a ‘blind spot’ when it comes to Romance books as a genre… I still get crap from people for reading romance because it’s not ‘real’ .. umm DUH! I am reading FICTION! — I think it’s weird that because I love to read Romance novels some look down.. How is a romance novel and different than reading Sci Fi or anything else.. just gets annoying…

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of? I am pretty open minded.. Have just started your stuff. Got the kindle story free or .99 on Kindle the bought the other Chase books and now waiting for the next one to come out! Bought them all and read them all last weekend! I love a mix of genres and characters.. vamps,weres, wicca, mercenary, cops, any strong alpha with a good back story. some adventure and a ‘strong’ female lead to have some funny ‘verbal’ sparring with

    THANKS for writing such great books! 😀

  21. Sarah
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:30 am · Link

    I am currently hooked on paranormal romance and have loved you Cascadia series as well as Nalini Singh’s books. Cameron Dane also had several good books (the Hawkins Ranch books) and Moira Rogers books have also been enjoyable.

    I can’t wait to read Never Enough! Thanks for the chance.

  22. Kim S
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:30 am · Link

    I like contemporary erotic, but i love paranormal erotic romance. Your Brown and Chase series are both on my keeper shelves. Right along with The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward and Lora Leighs Breed series. M/F/M meneges are good also.

  23. Carrie
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:34 am · Link

    I’ve been reading a lot of romantic suspense lately.

    I can’t wait to read NEVER ENOUGH!!

  24. Michelle O'Boyle
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:36 am · Link

    1a. I am currently stuck on paranormal romance and historical fiction.
    1b. I suggest read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
    2. What do you suggested?
    3. I would like to see more books that have an archeology theme to them, but I also like my history mixed with my fiction. 😉

    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

  25. mbot565
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    I’m hooked on paranormal right now and no I don’t have any good recs, because usually I look to you and others for good ones. Saw your tweet on Victoria Dahl’s historicals. I haven’t read them, but going to start 1 now. 🙂

  26. Pam
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    I am stuck on shapeshifters, werewolves in particular. Recently I have discovered a couple of authors that are new to me. The first is Jana Leigh, she is a new author and sometimes you can tell as there are some editing errors but the stories are good, next is Jennifer Dellerman, she has three really good books out and I can’t wait for the next, and finally JD Tyler, this is a first book under this name and I just started the book this morning and I am totally sucked in. Work is getting in the way of my reading today.

  27. Danielle West
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    I have been reading a lot of contemporaries. I read paranormals from authors that I already autobuy, but it is contemporaries that I am always looking for more great authors to try out. And they do not have to be series’

    Do you plan on doing anymore free standing contempories like Second Chances? That is one of my all-time favorite stories! I love your other contemporaries too, you are amazing with them IMO, but Second Chances was just so emotional and it has stuck with me for a long time! 🙂 Would love to go back to that town or see more from you with that idea.

    Since I mentioned above that I am stuck on contemporaries, my obvious pick for more genre/themes would be with those. I love the way you do BDSM and how your characters do not use BDSM to humiliate or betray their partner. I read other works by different authors and sometimes I cannot stomache the way the man forces the h into being submissive by telling HER that she likes it- and then they supposedly have a hea. I can’t believe that. Yours, though, seem natural and much more healthy. The woman is in control of herself until she trusts the man to be dominate in bed and he does not use or control her. Love it!

  28. CrystaGB
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    1a. I am stuck on paranormal, urban fantasy and erotic right now.
    1b. I recommend Bethany Kane’s Addicted to You.
    3. I would like to see more books that mix genres.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love your Brown Sibling series. Can’t wait to read Adrian’s book.


  29. Dottie N
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    1- Erotica or Contemporary-Jaci Burtons Play by Play series is AMAZING-LOVE your Chase series and Brown Siblings series-both keepers. I keep re-reading them.

    2-What is your inspiration for the Brown Siblings? Why tattoo artists and rockers??

    3. More Contemporary

  30. Alicia
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:42 am · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?
    -contemporary, suspense, and menage are my big hang ups right now. There is SOOOOO much out there that when I find a great writer, I hold on to them for dear life!

    2) Feel free to ask a question
    (I’m greedy, so I’ll ask two… hee hee!)
    -Are we getting more of the Browns after Adrian’s story?
    -Are you going to write another series simliar to the Brown series in the future?

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?
    -fantasy romance
    -suspense romance
    (honestly, ANY kind of romance – as long as it is well written!)

  31. Alicia
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:45 am · Link

    Sorry – forgot to include my recommendations for question #1… My big four I can’t get enough of are – Maya Banks, Lora Leigh (not all, but some), Jaci Burton and – of course – Lauren Dane! 😉

  32. Pam B
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:45 am · Link


    I have been hooked on romance lately however I have a large TBR pile of PNR and Urban Fantasy so I trade off between the genres. I just finished a romance so now I am starting the Kelly Meding series Dreg City (Three Days to Dead) – good so far!

    Thanks for the chance.

  33. Wesley D
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:49 am · Link

    1) Contemporary with some BDSM as well as Paranormal erotic (i’m greedy ;D) which the Browns and the deLaVega Cats definitely cover. Otherwise I also love the Psy/Changelings by Nalini Singh and Marjorie Liu’s Dirk & Steele books as well as Joey Hill’s Nature of Desire series.

    2) Most of your stories have contemporary dialogue, what do you do differently to write dialogue in the Federation universe books? I noticed a more formal tone. Is it harder?

    3) And you’re doing more fantasy/magic stories which is always a guaranteed pre-buy for my Kindle, so Thanks!

  34. Dianne H
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:01 am · Link

    I just finished the Chase Brothers. Amazing!!! The story of Matt and Tate.. . . .wow! About time the fluffy girl got the super hottie!!! I pratically wore out my Nook reading those over and over again!!!!
    I was going to ask about more storied from Petal, GA but I just read your excerpt from the story about Nathan and Lily! Can’t wait for that one!
    I would love to read more of the stories from Petal.
    I stumbled aross your work by pure accident and I can say that I am now a die hard fan.

  35. Missy_G
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    I cannot wait for this book!!!

    1. I love romance books, historical, paranormal, contemporary, sci-fi, it does not matter to me as long as the characters are interesting. I especially like when the authors writes about a family or group. I love reading about what has happened with past charterers. The latest author I have added to my must read list is Thea Harrison, love her word building and the I want to know more about everyone in the book!!

    2. Is there going to be more books like federated/phantom corps series? I love this series, it one of the few sci-fi/futuristic romance series I have found!!

    3. I would love to see more well written menage/BDSM stories. Laid Bair, Undercover, and Trinity are some of my favorite stories.

  36. RebeLovesBooks
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Link

    I love reading PNR and UF – I’d definitely recommend Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs to anyone starting those genres.

    And like Blanche, I just finished Susan Andersen’s Playing Dirty and loved it.

    I just started reading Ciny Spencer Pape, and she drew me in from the beginning with her book Killing Time, which I guess I’d classify as a PNR.

  37. Alaina
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:13 am · Link

    im currently hooked on the paranormal mysteries.. Annette Blair, Victoria Laurie, Madelyn Alt.. those types! Also paranormals in general, YA (Jennifer Estep’s Touch of Frost was amazing!), Historial Paranormals (Hannah Howell’s Wherlockes are great)..

    i would love to see more types of shifters..

  38. Sherry
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:18 am · Link

    I am hooked on romantic suspense. I love Cynthia Eden’s Deadly books. And obviously your Brown series rocks. Also rereading Lorelei James Rough Riders and OMG they are so hot.

  39. amanda
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:21 am · Link

    1 i am currently hooked on a mix of paranormal romanance with urbany undertones lol. Recs would be Diana Pharaoh Francis’ Horngate Witches series and either of Yasmine Galenorn’s Series.
    2 i cant think of a good question you havent already answered in the past. Because im lame like that.
    3 i would like to see more Originality in all themes/genres sometimes it feels like everyones writing the same thing. I understand theres only so much originality you can have but some of the stuff ive seen lately is just a blatant ripoff of a diff book ive already read!

  40. Heather
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:24 am · Link

    I just discovered you and I’m so glad I did cuz I’m in love with the Chase brothers, lol. I can read anything romance or suspense but I really love my cowboys 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Natasha A.
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:27 am · Link

    I’ve been reading a ton of YA lately. I’m currently reading the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. Very good, they make me want to give her adult ones another shot!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. gigi s
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am · Link

    My reading tastes are all over the place…love most all genres. Love Olivia Cunnings, Jaci Burton, Bianca D’Arc, Lorelei James, you of course…could go on and on.

    Can’t wait for this book!

    gigi s

  43. Laura
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:46 am · Link

    I am currently hooked on historical romance. I am LOVING Sarah MacLean’s Love by Numbers series and I just finished The King’s Courtesan by Judith James that I highly recommend!!!

  44. Deanne
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:47 am · Link

    Right now I’m reading Release by Beth Kery. I was on a historical romance kick, I would rec Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase if you haven’t read it already. It was .99 on Kindle not sure if it still is, but well worth it.
    Best book I’ve read this year by your friend Megan Hart Collide, awesomeness!!!
    Thanks for the contest Lauren!

  45. JP
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:51 am · Link

    Squeeee! A contest for Adrian! :mrgreen:

    1) I am seriously very much an equal opportunity reader — I switch up genres all the time. I am currently reading Christina Henry’s debut Black Wings and highly recommend it.

    2) I know Raven’s getting her own book. By any chance will we see a book for Ella’s brother? I was so intrigued by what little we saw of him in Inside Out.

    3) I definitely want more straightforward contemporary romance — it seems so thin on the ground these days. Goddess bless you, Susan Andersen, and Jill Shalvis — seriously! And if anyone has any recs in this genre, I am all ears!

  46. heather
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:02 pm · Link

    1) M/M!! Oh the angst and tension are to die for!!! Marie Sexton is a don’t-even-look-at-the-blurb autobuy for me. For anyone who is thinking about reading a M/M romance but is somewhat apprehensive, I would steer them toward her without reservation. Who knew I’d love this genre so dang much!!!

    2) I don’t really have a question as much as a comment/ atta-boy… I love, love, love your contemporaries! I really enjoy the lack of “the big misunderstanding” plot twist, honestly most times I just want to throw my book, or kindle, across the room when adults act to dang childish! So thank you for writing adults with normal concerns, behaviors and reasonable miscommunications. Keep up the good work! 😆

    3) I almost hate to admit it… but I am a totally sucker for a romance with a kid, it’s one of my guilty pleasures. Single parents, pregnancies, and (gasp!) even unplanned pregnancies can really crank up the tension if done right.

  47. Jamie B
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I go through reading Right now I am into an Paranormal Romance mood and just got done with Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties #1) by Kendra Leigh Castle. It was pretty good. Now I am reading Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden (I know I am a little late to the party on this Next up will be an Erotic book but not sure what yet (since I have already read all of yours:).

    As far as themes goes I love how close everyone is in your books (family) and I LOVE that and would love to see much more. And I love your stories that take place in small towns when everyone know everyone else. You just get that warm hometown feel and I love it.

  48. Teresa Warner
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Paranormal is my favorite genre, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series is great!

  49. steph j
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:20 pm · Link

    I have been read a lot of different genres from paranormals to contemporaries. Some of my suggestions are Kenyon’s Retribution, Pamela Clare’s I team series, and Lori Foster’s Men of edge series.
    I can’t wait for Adrian’s book I already have it preorder from Amazon.

  50. Marianna Cullars
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link

    2) I have Ascension and Fire&Rain, will you be doing Phillip, Skye and Ryan’s stories soon (Please,Please)?
    3) I’m still waiting for more scifi/space romances, I think that genre is underwritten, but I do love your Ferderation Series!