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. Chris
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:23 pm · Link

    I am currently hooked on the more contemporary romances! I just finished Everyone Loves A Hero by Marie Force and LOVED it! Though I also love PNR! Also just finished Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon! I cannot wait to read Adrian’s book!!!!

  2. Vic
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Dang – too many comments mean more competition! 🙂

    Currently finished up all 3 books in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series on audio. I really enjoyed this series with the male lead (so many of my reads have female leads) and the mix of mythology. The reader did an excellent job and I really enjoyed it.

    Also just finished listening to short story from Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Dark Fantasy series and a book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling series.

    I love so many of your series Ms. Dane that you just can’t write fast enough… can you clone yourself to be able to write at least 1 book per series per year? 😀

    I enjoyed seeing your Goddess with a Blade in audio and that’s how I “read” it. Would LOVE to see this series in audio with a good reader! I know you have no control over that but… just in case your publisher is watching, thought it couldn’t hurt to throw that in!

    Thanks for the opportunity of getting the ARC!

  3. Joder
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I would love to see more stories with disabled characters and not have them magically heal at the end. Also lesbian stories, I’ve enjoyed many m/m stories and would like to see things from a female perspective.

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

    I read some of everything but I really like paranormal at the moment. I like it because without weirding me out too much like a lot of strict sci-fi does, there is so much more that can be done with an author’s imagination.

    To literally not be limited by species or gravity or abilities, etc. is amazing. For the characters to be from other planets, shifters, have cool abilities like psychometry, etc. just opens up so many possibilities for gifted storytellers.

  5. Maryam
    August 4th, 2011 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Hooked on urban fantasy at the moment. And catching up on Eileen Wilks’ Lupi series. Love it! Just finished Blood Magic and now reading Blood Challenge.

    Would love to see more urban fantasy.

  6. Alisha
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Currently my favorite genre is a tie between paranormal and romance suspense. I’ve just finished Midnight Sins by Lora Leigh and am starting to read Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison.

  7. Jordan H
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I love contemporary romance right now, especially if it has a little (or a lot) of BDSM thrown in 😉 Though I have a feeling that once I start reading Maya Banks’ Highlander series, I will become hooked on historical romance again.

  8. Corinne
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:30 pm · Link

    My favorite genre is erotic romance. I belong to Harlequin’s “Contemporary” & “Heartwarming” series’ ( am a sucker for romance). BUT anything with the name “Dane” or “Hart” on them and I AM THERE!! Just got done re-reading the Brown series WAITING for Adrian’s book!! My fav still is “Laid Bare”….I LOVE this book so much that the binding is getting bad and I lost the cover to it!! 🙂 Am currently reading “Good Girls Don’t” by Victoria Dahl….good so far.

  9. Louise
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:31 pm · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?

    Right now I’m reading a lot of m/m romance and erotica (Andrew Grey, Josh Landon, T.A. Chase, J.L. Langley, etc.), but just as equally reading urban fantasy. Just finished Downpour by Kat Richardson last night. Anything by Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Kat Richardson, Patricia Briggs, etc. in that genre. And anything by Dana Marie Bell and Moira Rogers too. And read the entire Cascadia Wolves series in 2 days last week 😀

    2) Feel free to ask a question

    If you could be a shapeshifter what would your animal be?

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?

    I LOVE shapeshifters. I love the hot and spicy shapeshifter series where I get to live vicariously through others. 😀

  10. Emily L.
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Right now I’m reading Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series, which actually switches between historical and contemporary which makes it really fun to read since I get some of both!I can’t wait to read Adrian’s book!!!!! 😆

  11. Cindi Mitchell
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:47 pm · Link

    I have noticed I seem to be reading a lot of romances or erotica books with cowboys or military males. Works for me though because I proudly admit that I am “that” female who loves a man in uniform and the whole tall, dark and sexy thing. Lucky for me my husband is Active duty military, 6’1″ and sexy. Added bonus I get to see him in uniform everyday when he’s not deployed overseas Woot Woot 😉

  12. Tabitha
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I am hooked on PNR. I just discovered Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and I am glomming and loving them! I recommend!

    I would like to see more contemporary romances and romantic suspense. I love RS and can never get enough of them!

  13. Bronwen Evans
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren – waving from NZ

    I’m a Regency and then historical and then paranormal fan but not much separates the three.

    I’ve read two great books this year – Lorraine Heath, Waking up with the Duke, and Eloisa James, When Beauty Tamed the Beast.

    In terms of a premise, I’m probably going against the grain here but I LOVE damsels in distress books, where the big hunky and very sexy male steps in to save her.

  14. nora
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren

    Well genre thats a hard one i am really into a lot but if i had to choose i would say it would be a toss up between paranormal (specifically shape shifter) and erotic romance (specifically those with uniform base) I am obsessed with Maya Bank’s Kelly series, and i really enjoy yours, Rebecca Royce, Moira Rogers, Trinity Blacio, lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker and Marisa Chenery’s, paranormal series (all of them are really good and i just couldn’t single out a specific title i have all of them on auto download/preorder from amazon the moment a new title becomes available)

    Well you said we could as a question so here goes:

    I am sure that being an author and co writing with other authors you have a lot of access to books to so are there any must reads from your end?

  15. Amanda Cantu
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:38 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren! Right now I’m into historical romances. Reading The Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas. But I’ve been rereading Pamela Clare’s The I-Team Series. Anyone and everyone, this series is a MUST read. Happy Reading!!

    BTW…PICK ME!!!

  16. Marlene Breakfield
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:42 pm · Link

    I’m hooked on paranormal romance and just finished Kenyon’s latest Dark-hunter book, Retribution. I love the Dark-hunter series.

  17. Booklover1335
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:54 pm · Link

    I LOVE a great contemporary romance. I just read Changing the Game by Jaci Burton, and Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James and loved them both immensely. I also love Jill Shalvis’ contemps, and of course yours 😉

    Now that the Brown Siblings have gone through all of the brothers and sisters will you be doing books for secondary characters, or will you be starting a new series?

    What would I like to see more of Cowboy/Western heroes, I can’t get enough of them no matter the time period. And I also would love to see more everyday heroes in both historical and contemporary romances. Not every hero needs to be ex-military, firefighter, or cop.

  18. Paula I
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Romance of any kind is my thing. I don’t think I will ever get sick of alpha males, tragic heros, paranormal creatures, hot, hard cowboys or just some plain old smut! 🙂

    I’m currently reading Cherry Adair’s T-Flac series which is pretty good so far.

  19. Mary Carroll
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:16 pm · Link

    Hooked on Cascadia series, reading Fated right now. How long is the series going to run? Starting the Chase series next. Love your books.

  20. Debbie Beverley
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:24 pm · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?
    I’m hooked on Regency and Western Historicals, and Erotic romance, and Paranormal romance. Recomendation?……….. Too many to count. LOL! :mrgreen:

    2) Feel free to ask a question
    What made you decide to be an author?

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?
    I would love to see more Suspense, erotic romances 😀

  21. Chelsea B.
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I am hooked on Historical Romance– really Pride and Prejudice retellings 🙂 Anything by Abigail Reynolds is amazing, and right now I’m reading The Truth About Mr. Darcy, which is so far, so great! 🙂

  22. ladyacct
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:47 pm · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?

    Lately, I have been reading the chick lit romance novels like Changing the Game by JB, a certain Mageverse series, Elder Race, Too Hot to Touch by LE, and First Grave on the Right by DJ which was awesomely funny 😆 😆 😆

    2) Feel free to ask a question

    Who is the stinker who decides when to put an Ebook in print??? There are some of us who like real books and not another computer 😈 👿 which makes the entertainment feel like work.

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?

    Honestly I am kinda tired of the heroine in danger, ooohhh let the hero save her. I would REALLY like to see more kick butt female don’t take abuse OF ANY KIND from her supposed soul mate – yeah people make mistakes (case in point Changing the Game by JB) but don’t expect me to stick around and take more from you….. 😕 yeah there is forgiveness but take you back on the next page………NOT

  23. Angelique
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:55 pm · Link

    At the end of June, I decided to re-read the entire ‘In Death’ series from J.D. Robb. I just had a yen to read some futuristic romantic murder mystery novels. 🙂

    Can’t wait for Never Enough to come out!

  24. trish dechant
    August 4th, 2011 at 4:00 pm · Link

    My current addiction is urban fantasy and series. I am hooked on Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and cannot get enough of her hero, BONES.
    But for the most part, as long as the story has captivating characters with a deep emotional connection-then I will read it.
    My question for Lauren is this–
    Do you plan to write another story with the character from Second Chances–I can’t remember the friend’s name, but he was a Dom that Jude knew and met again near the end of the book. I would love to see him get an HEA. Thanks 😎

  25. Lisa Meisenburg
    August 4th, 2011 at 4:23 pm · Link

    I am hooked on paranormal romance, it’s the only genre I read. So I want more of this genre.

  26. Shawna L. Weathers
    August 4th, 2011 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Love paranormal romance, but I’ll read anything with a strong, sexy alpha male! My new favorite authors are Thea Harrison and Tessa Adams. They’re fabulous!!!

  27. Hailey
    August 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm · Link

    My favorite genre is paranormal romance or futuristic . But the Brown series has to be one of my top favorites right now!

  28. L
    August 4th, 2011 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I seem to be on a bit of a paranormal bent at the moment. There is a lot to be said for a shifter or two!!!

  29. jessi
    August 4th, 2011 at 5:18 pm · Link

    I’m going between paranormal romance and romantic suspense at the moment (love the books that have them both). Right now I’m finishing up Storm’s Heart, book two in the Elder Races by Thea Harrison.

  30. Li
    August 4th, 2011 at 5:36 pm · Link

    I love paranormals and contemporaries right now. I just finished Master of Shadows and about to start Changing the Game.

  31. Deanne Dawe
    August 4th, 2011 at 5:57 pm · Link

    1. Erotica, I have just finished Tempting Seals by Lora Leigh and was pleasantly surprised, alot of erotica series tend not to have a strong story and this did.
    2. It always amazes me how writers can write a mulitude of books from different series and not have them all mirror each other. So my questions is how do you prevent that from happening?
    3. I would love to see more of paranormal romance/erotica series with a solid story line and stong characters. I love series that even through all the sex the unlying connections are family and friends….. I love that.

  32. Christine
    August 4th, 2011 at 6:21 pm · Link

    I read all types of fiction but mainly historicals. Just finished up a great story by Grace Burrowes called the soldier, this is the second book the first book is the heir. The third book the Virtusoso is coming out in the fall.

  33. Janette
    August 4th, 2011 at 6:41 pm · Link

    You know I love your wolves. Im stick between paranormal and menage. Especially if all three have a relationship not just m/f/m. But I also love Nikki Duncan’s romantic suspense or Jayne Rylon/mari Carr. But if Ive met them then I have more enthusiastic response to what they have written. Does that make sense? Like Leah Braemel or Vivian Arend.

  34. Donna S
    August 4th, 2011 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Right now I am hooked on erotic romances while I’m (im)patiently wait for the next books in the paranormal series I am reading. Just finished Inez Kelley’s latest Turn It Up and loved it.

    Why did all the heroines names in your Brown sibling series start with E?

  35. Erin the Innocent
    August 4th, 2011 at 6:50 pm · Link

    I tend to move from genre to genre so I’m not really hooked on one specifically right now. I am in love, however, with a new (to me) author who has 3 books out right now and I’ve heard there is at least one more (cue happy dancing!!!). The books are classified as Urban Fantasy (I think) …

    Hexed and
    Hammered by Kevin Hearne.

    Love love LOVE these books!

  36. Emily
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:02 pm · Link

    I was off historicals for many years but lately I’ve been reading Michelle Willingham and she’s been hitting home. Emotional stories, good storylines, GREAT characters, I highly recommend. I like to take my romances for when they were published.

    I don’t have a question, but the combination of reading your books set in the Pacific NW, and my friends who are from there raving about it, so when the opportunity arose to visit Seattle, I took it quickly! So I’ll be there in Oct. Can we meet? J/K

    I would give my left toe for more contemporary books. Maybe it’s the blogs I read but we’re drowning in historicals and they have a limited appeal for me.

  37. becky jean
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:18 pm · Link

    OMG! I am so ciked for this book to come out – I actually just finished re-reading the first 3 bks in the series in anticipation 🙂 Ms. Dane, I love your work!

    Anyways, please enter me into this contest. My responses are:

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us?
    -I actually just finished Jaci Burton’s new book (Changing the Game) and I really liked it! For the past few months I have really been enjoying contemp’s that revolve around sports.

    2) Feel free to ask a question
    -Do you have any plans to create a new series in print? If so, what will the series be about? Anything like the Brown books?

    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of?
    I really enjoy reading about families, and I love when the characters in the books I read are really flushed out and have depth – these stories become more real to me!

  38. krystal
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:22 pm · Link

    I’m hooked on erotic romance at the moment. I recommend playing the game and changing the game by Jaci Burton.

  39. Nicole (Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Life)
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:31 pm · Link

    I’m really hooked on contemporary romance/erotica right now. I just read Inez Kelley’s Turn It Up and really enjoyed it. I would love if there were more rockstar themed contemporary series out there though. That’s why I can’t wait until Adrain’s book! I know he’ll fulfill all my rockstar fantasies, hehe. 😉

  40. Laura Ashley
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:49 pm · Link

    1) I am currently obsessed over humorous contemporary romances. I have just discovered the wonderful world of Shelly Laurenston, and definitely recommend any of her books. So funny!

    2) I love your playlists for the Brown Siblings series. Are you going to do one for Never Enough or any of your other series?

    3) I would like to see more contemporary romance where the hero/ heroine is disabled in some way not caused by war (wheelchair, deaf, “slow”, etc.). I like my characters flawed- it gives me hope 😀

  41. Kayla Bouy
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I’ve been really hooked on romance and paranormal romance lately. Reading anything and everything I can get my hands on.

    Question I have for most authors- I’m always curious where a person writes…. do they have a sacred space that is dedicated for their work or just anywhere the mood hits them?

  42. Jackie (Literary Escapism)
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:10 pm · Link

    So I’m thinking there’s no chance I’m winning this, but hey, I’m a glutton for punishment. *grin*

    1) I’m perpetually stuck in the UF/PNR genre. There are times reality simply sucks and since I read to get away from it, I really don’t want to read anything except what cannot actually happen. *grin*

    Some good recs are probably ones everyone is already reading. But in case they’re not (and why not!?) they would be:
    * Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
    * Alex Craft by Kalayna Price
    * Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells
    * Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost

    2) A question huh…Okay, will there be any more Brown Sibligns novels or is this it? After all, all the siblings (plus Ben’s) have now had a book, so who’s left? I know I haven’t read Cope’s book yet (I’m getting to it, I swear), but I haven’t missed someone, right? There was Erin, Brody, Cope (Ben’s brother) and now Adrians.

    3) I’m a sucker for a good fairy tale rewrite. I know it seems like it’s the latest trend, but I want to see more of the non-popular fairy tales get told. And they don’t necessarily have to be retold, but can just include those characters. I love SyFy’s TINMAN, which was a new spin on the Wizard of Oz, and ALICE, which gave a great look on Alice in Wonderland.

  43. Jen B.
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:11 pm · Link

    1) What genre are you currently hooked on and do you have any good recs for us? I love steampunk. I think Gail Carriger is amazing.
    2) Feel free to ask a question. What book in on your permanent keeper shelf? For me I was blown away by Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.
    3) What themes/genres would you like to see more of? This is a tough question. I read a little bit of a lot of different genres. I guess what I would like to see more of is intelligent characters having real emotions. Not every romance has to be all speed and no substance. I guess what I think needs to be better represented is the HFN instead of the HEA. Let’s face it, breakups happen. Even in romance!

  44. Jax
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:14 pm · Link

    I’m usually a straight scifi/fantasy reader, but lately I’m all about the romance/smut/erotica novels. Especially if there is that hint of paranormal. I would definitely suggest checking out Seleste Delaney’s Of Course I Try, and E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.

  45. Dawn
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Total hooked on literotica presently. Love paranormal stuff too. Current favs are Olivia Cunnings Sinners. Also dig homoerotic books too. There is a series called With/Without by JL Langley that is pretty awesome too. I’d love to see more of the rocker star literotica and more BDSM stuff. 😉

  46. Casey H
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm · Link

    I’m currently hooked on PNR books and right now I’m reading Gena Showalter’s Alien Huntress series! It’s awesome!!!!!!!

  47. elena
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Hi. names elena and i writing from the cayman islands.
    1st let me start by saying that i love your work. i have fallen in love with the brown and chase series. cant get enough. 😀

    1. the genre i am currently hooked on right now is paranormal. cant get enough of it. although i am open to suggestions. like someone recommended the brown siblings 2 me and i became hooked right away. loved it! and omg! i found the chase brothers and fell in love. so i bounce around a lil bit. 🙂 for a question, hmm. oh i got one. do u ever plan on doing a recap story with the chase brothers?

    3. as far a genre i would like to see more of, hmm. im not sure. i really just love paranormal. and i do love the contemporary BDSM stories. mhmmm…

  48. lorenet
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm · Link

    I’m working my way through Linda Lael Miller’s McKettrick/Creed series. Central theme — family.

    I’m really looking fwd to Never Enough.

  49. AmyS.
    August 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm · Link

    I am currently addicted to paranormal romances. I try to branch out but paranormal romance will always be my number 1.

    As for recommendations, I have few.
    1.JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Main characters are vampires. Has a love story and some violence. The thing with Mrs Ward’s books are where most authors in this genre will cut most of the love scene, she does not. So if you like erotica I recommend this series. It is not classified as erotica but in most scenes it comes pretty close
    2.Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress series. I recommend One foot in the Grave Chapter 32 😉
    3.Lora Leigh’s The Breeds series. That is some hot stuff.

  50. Asheleigh D
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I really luv reading paranormal romance.
    I defiantly recommend anything by Anya bast
    &&i really like Michele Bardsley broken heart series, Dakota Cassidy. Heart of the witch by Alicia dean