So to celebrate the fabulous cover and final edits being done on BENEATH THE SKIN – I’ve got a digital ARC and I’d love to give one away to one lucky winner!

Which book are you guys most looking forward to in the next month or so
? Me? The new JD Robb and the new Patricia Briggs!

Pesky detail type thing: Winner will be chosen from replies to this post tomorrow morning (2/14) at 9 am pacific. International entries are, as always, absolutely welcomed. Oh and you need to be over 18 because this one is an erotic romance.

A whole world exists…beneath the skin.

Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha’s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree together.

After a contentious meeting with another jamboree, he’s shot—Mia stumbles onto the scene and saves his life. He’s immediately drawn to the female who dug three silver bullets from his body. Even after he discovers she’s a Porter, a family his own harmed grievously half a century before.

Mia has enough in her life. She’s recovering from a vicious hate crime—an attack using silver has affected her ability to do what she loves most. The last thing she needs is a bossy alpha cat like Gibson. A de La Vega no less.

Despite the myriad reasons to stay away, even as they continue to hunt down the would-be killers, their attraction deepens into something else entirely.

The answers they find bring that threat far closer to home than anyone could have imagined and it’ll be up to Gibson to end the mess once and for all. And up to Mia to stand at his side, even as he risks his life…

115 comments to “Contest? Hmmm… CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED”

  1. Rebe
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:45 am · Link

    I can’t decide – I’m excited about all three! I can’t wait to read about Charles and Anna, and I’ve been re-reading all the In Death series. And Beneath the Skin sounds very sexy!

  2. Carrie Ann Ryan
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am · Link

    Oh Fair Game and Celebrity in Death for sure! A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison is out soon as well. Plus Nalini has a new book, and we will finally know who the killer is in If You Know Her by Shiloh Walker!

  3. Jessica B
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:54 am · Link

    The new Patricia Briggs!

  4. Elizabeth
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:56 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Lori Foster’s A Perfect Storm

  5. Jen S
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:56 am · Link

    You – Lauren – YOU!!! I am a new reader and still catching up on all your great books but always game for another one!!!

  6. Brigitte Bonneville
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am · Link

    Wanted: Dead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

  7. Alisa
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am · Link

    hmm. The new Maya Banks books, Lori Foster, Nora Roberts and Lora Leigh, Lara Adrian you. Any new or continuing series coming up. 😆

  8. Tammy Carney
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Laurann Dohner March 6th release of Wrath, and of course I can not wait for Gibson’s story!! I have been stalking, I mean checking your FB page and 🙂

  9. CrystalGB
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:58 am · Link

    I am looking forward to JR Ward’s Lover Reborn and Thea Harrison’s Oracle’s Moon.

  10. Sabrina D.
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:58 am · Link

    The new JD Robb one of my auto-buys! I can’t wait! And the next Psy/Changling book is out in May…other than that I tend to grab things when I see them!

  11. Susan Hatt
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:58 am · Link

    I am looking forward to the new JD Robb myself! And might I just add, that your covers alone, invoke such imagery? Yeah…. before I even crack your books, I have to spend at least an hour letting the dreams they encourage play out! You rock miss Missy!

  12. Cammie
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:59 am · Link

    I can’t wait for Jr Ward’s Lover Reborn!

  13. Lynn P
    February 13th, 2012 at 9:59 am · Link

    Anything you write, Rachel Gibson, J R Ward, those are for sure reads.

  14. Shay Lich
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am · Link

    Im waiting for the 10th book in the JR Ward Series. Lover Reborn, Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. Super Excited!!!!!

  15. Liz
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:03 am · Link

    Lover Reborn, can’t get enough of those boys! Awesome giveaway, Lauren!


  16. Sher
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:03 am · Link

    Looking forward to Beneath the Skin and also JR Ward’s Lover Reborn and Jaci Burton’s Taking a Shot…

  17. Hailey
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:04 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Lies Kleypas Rainshadow Road!

  18. Kathleen
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:05 am · Link

    This is so easy! I have been waiting for Gibsons story since he drank a smoothee from Renees smoothee cart, so mysterious. Cannot wait for his story! 🙂

  19. Erica
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:06 am · Link

    Absolutely want JR Ward’s Lover Reborn and Fair Game by Patricia Briggs!

  20. Tamara Hoffa
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:06 am · Link

    I can’t wait for Shiloh Walker’s If You Know Her, Oracle’s Moon, Thea Harrison, A Perfect Storm, Lori Foster, Taking A Shot, Jaci Burton, Wanted Undead or Alive Kerrelyn Sparks, I can go On, and On and On!

  21. Melissa Lamb
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:06 am · Link

    I am looking forward to Lover Reborn by J R Ward and Jaci Burton’s new release and anything that you write and anything by Lora Leigh!!

  22. Lillie
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:07 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to a few. Briggs and Robb, of course, Allison Pang’s next UF, and Angel’s Flight by Singh

  23. Jennifer S
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:08 am · Link

    I’m super excited for both books mentioned, Briggs & Robb. Plus looking forward to Thea Harrison’s Oracle’s Moon. They are all preordered! I’m going on cruise first week of April and am going to try to wait to read them on vacation. Will be so hard to wait, though!

  24. Ellie Heller
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    Waiting for new Patricia Briggs, NJ Walters and Molly Harper. Oh, and rumor has it a certain author with the initials LD might have something coming down the pike… :mrgreen:

  25. Pam B
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:10 am · Link


    There are so many I am looking forward to next month – my CC will be crying. I am excited about Jessa Slade’s Darkness Undone, Moira Rogers’ Hunter’s Prey, Patricia Riggs’ Fair Game, Jaci Burton’s Taking A Shot and Thea Harrison’s Oracles Moon…I am sure there are many more.

    Thanks for the change

  26. Carinne
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link

    Of, definitely Lover Reborn, by JR Ward!

  27. Rachel Vance
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link

    Also looking forward to the new Patricia Briggs, and JR Wards new one. I’m really into independant ebook writers right now. Rose Pressey has a new one out February 14th. called, Pies and Potions, her stuff is great. Jon Merz just released Fog of Fury, a novella in his Lawson Vampire series, which is one of my all time favorite series. Lots of good stuff coming out soon.

  28. Hilary W
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:14 am · Link

    I’m excitedly looking forward to yours. I haven’t had the pleadure of reading the other 2 authors work before.

  29. Debbie Talbot
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:15 am · Link

    I am looking forward to The Darkest Seduction, Lover Reborn, Angels Flight, Oracles Moon, Yours and I am sure a few more.
    Thanks for such great books and a great contest.

  30. stephanie hyde
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:19 am · Link

    am so looking forward to the new j d robb celebrity in death, have all of them so far, also looking forward to your new de la vega book, cant wait to see how much further this series goes. 😆

  31. Louise
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am · Link

    I have to choose one? I think I have about 10 books pre-ordered for release day through the end of March! Briggs is always a release day buy, as is Shelly Laurenston. But the one I absolutely can’t wait for is Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy. Ooh, and Howl For Me by Dana Marie Bell. So many good books, not enough time. 😆

  32. Sarah Ross
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am · Link

    Like many others, I want to read Lover Reborn. But I’m also looking forward to a few indi books and YA books from people I follow. Oh, and I’m looking forward to finishing my second book to get ready for publication in April. 😛

  33. Jamie Birdwell
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:22 am · Link

    I am excited about A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison & JR Ward’s Lover Reborn. Two of my favorite authors besides you of course.

  34. January
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to the new Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, and JR Ward!

  35. Ava VonGiebel
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:28 am · Link

    Oh my!! There are so many I’m looking forward to. But I’ll go with the ones I’ve been waiting longest on which are “Fair Game” by Patricia Briggs and J.R. Ward’s “Lover Reborn”. Yup, love me them BDB hotties 🙂

  36. Marissa
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:30 am · Link

    I am waiting anxiously for a couple Wrath, Shelly Laurenston next one, oh and has your website felt itself being stalked because I am so pickin’ excited about this book. I love the cover.

  37. Heather Witzman
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:31 am · Link

    I am really looking forward to Sway coming out in August. Since that’s a long way off I would have to say Lover Reborn is a long awaited book I want to read.

  38. Becky
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:33 am · Link

    Lora Leigh- Deadly Sins,
    Shiloh Walker- If you know her
    JR Ward- Lover Reborn
    Jaci Burton- Taking a Shot
    Maya Banks Sweet Addiction
    and of course anything you write;)

  39. Beth Wharton
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:34 am · Link

    Lauren, I am a big fan of your Brown family books and since I have to wait a little while for the next one, I guess I’ll read Jaci Burton’s “Taking A Shot” next.


  40. Julia
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:38 am · Link

    The next in the Psy/Changeling series

  41. Heather S
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    There are so many books I am looking forward to! My favorite two are the next Patricia Briggs book (love her!) and the next book from Nalini Singh “Angel’s Flight”

  42. Kami
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:44 am · Link

    I am definitely with you I love love love J.D. Robb and Patricia Briggs can’t wait to read their new ones:)

  43. Elizabeth Dougan
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:46 am · Link

    I haven’t read the other authors book but I will need to check them out. I’m looking forward to urs of course. And the next petal book! JR Ward, Lisa Kleypass, NJ Walters, Marie Harte all have books out soon. Can’t wIt for those. X

  44. Missy_G
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:47 am · Link

    Your book choices are good , I am also looking forward to Nalini Singh’s new books the Angels Flight and the new Psy/Changling book.

  45. Marie
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:49 am · Link

    Ok so I gotta say out of the three you mentioned I’m so looking forward to yours. 😀 However, when it comes to books in general you get beat out by Gena Showalter’s Darkest Seduction (supposed to come out Feb. 28th),sorry. Can’t wait for Beneath the Skin to come out tho.

  46. Cindi Phillips
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:49 am · Link

    Of course your book is a must buy- along with R Zannetti, Bianca D’Arc, Jenn Bennett, L. Sands; Patricia Briggs, Moira Rogers and so many more….. It’s going to be a busy month for my Kindle 🙂

  47. Katra Paris Wraith
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:50 am · Link

    So many of new books from all my favorite authors and series are coming out…but out of the 2 that you asked about….Patricia Briggs. I have not started the JD Robb series yet.

  48. Sasha
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:51 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to ‘If You Know Her’ by Shiloh Walker, ‘Echoes at Dawn’ by Maya Banks, ‘Brody’ by Beth Williamson, ‘Quinn’s Quest’ by N.J. Walters, ‘Endless Heart’ by Emma Lang and of course ‘Beneath The Skin’ by Lauren Dane!!

  49. Melanie J.
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:53 am · Link

    Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton

  50. IP
    February 13th, 2012 at 11:07 am · Link

    The order is simply by release date!
    Annabel Joseph: Cirque du Minuit
    Maya Banks: Sweet Addiction
    Dane: Captivated (and to alleviate withdrawal symptoms I’ve reread Undercover, Relentless, Insatiable and Mesmerized;-)
    Shayla Black: Mine to Hold
    Banks and Dane: Cherished
    So from the three mentioned above it’s definitely your Captivated!