Sneaky Peek Snippet from TART

USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane serves up a sweet, sensual, and hot-to-the-touch novel in which one woman’s most intimate desires are stirred by two very special ingredients

Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed.

That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever.

Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns

Delicious: TART by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in paper and digital formats November 6

He knocked on Gideon’s door and when Gideon opened, once he was sure Patrick wasn’t down visiting, Cal came in, slammed and locked the door behind him and looked Gideon over.

Gideon’s surprise melted into something else. Heat rose between them.

“I was just at Jules’ where she kicked me out and told me to come have hot gay sex with you.”

“She’s in a mood. I tried to coax her to come over tonight too. She told me she was feeling stabbity and to go away. A woman says she’s feeling stabbity or anything related to stabbing and you give her space. As for hot gay sex…” He’d been wearing loose pants and he pulled them down, until his cock sprang free, hard. Cal’s mouth watered as Gideon reached down and fisted himself a few times. “Bring it.”

Today’s prize is a signed copy of LAID BARE. The winner will be chosen from the comments and announced on the next prize announcement day, Monday April 9. Winner is responsible for checking back to see if their name has been chosen.

47 comments to “Sneaky Peek Snippet from TART”

  1. Mariann with Belle's Book Bag
    April 5th, 2012 at 5:43 am · Link

    Hi Lauren,
    WOO-HOO!! I LOVE Laid Bare!! There are so many books of yours that I am waiting to be released!! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great Holiday!! 🙂

  2. Maryam Salim
    April 5th, 2012 at 5:44 am · Link

    Wow! That’s all kinds of hotness! Can’t wait

  3. Marc
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:03 am · Link

    I already have a copy of Laid Bare but I had to just say…WOW! Where can I sign up for pre-order on that bad boy,or would that be boys?

  4. Christine
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:10 am · Link

    That was way to short an exerpt. I need more. And November is way to far away. Thank God it will cold when this comes out or I would be fanning myself.

  5. Diane
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:21 am · Link

    I love the cover with the fruit tart right in the middle.
    And the excerpt was good too! 😆

  6. angie
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:40 am · Link

    Wow that was a cruel tease 😉 thanks can’t wait!!

  7. Patti F
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:42 am · Link

    Love Laid Bare!!! One of my favorite books, would love to win. I love the Tart cover. Can’t wait for that to come out. Love all your books. Thanks for the great giveaway. 🙂

  8. Melanie J.
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:33 am · Link

    Hot, Hot Hot!!
    can’t wait for it!

  9. Blanche
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:46 am · Link

    I LOVE this cover and can’t wait to read Tart!!!

  10. Julie Egan
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:50 am · Link

    Yowsa thats steamy! Cant wait to read!

  11. Denise
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:55 am · Link

    That is all sorts of hotness!!!!! I am taking an on-line writing workshop on writing category romance, and we had to think about who our favorite authors are and what we like and don’t like. You were on my short list, and I discovered that what I like to read, and write, is definately up there on the heat scale! Loved Laid Bare, and can’t wait for Tart to come out. Would love to have an ARC to add to my collection.

  12. Melissa B
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:57 am · Link

    Oh, GOD! That WAS a sneaky snippet, lol. I can’t wait, Lauren!
    And every time I see this cover, I just love it all over again

  13. Ana
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:01 am · Link

    Wow just wow that’s one hell of a snippet can’t wait for the book

  14. Chris
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:07 am · Link

    mmm….can’t wait for this book!!!

  15. Pamiam
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:17 am · Link

    I need a fan and a glass of water.

  16. Amanda
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:19 am · Link

    Oh so can’t wait for this book!

  17. Aurora
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:20 am · Link

    Holy BANANAS This book looks great! The cover colors and scene totally have me sucked in~~~

  18. Cammie S.
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:23 am · Link

    WOWZA! Can’t wait to read this! Great little teaser! Thanks!

  19. Jamie Birdwell
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:29 am · Link

    Yummmm I can’t wait to get my hands on that Thanks so much for the sneak peak.

  20. Melanie C.
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:47 am · Link

    I’m gonna have to repeat Cal and say BRING IT Lauren!!! Wow… Do we really have to wait so long. Oh who am I kidding, you got us all hook, line and sinker…We would wait as long as needed if you keep giving us teasers like that=)

  21. JenM
    April 5th, 2012 at 9:02 am · Link

    Love the cover, and the except was tantalizing. I’ll be looking forward to this one.

  22. Viki S.
    April 5th, 2012 at 9:22 am · Link

    I love to cover. Don’t tell me we can get fat looking at that tart 😉

  23. Melissa Lamb
    April 5th, 2012 at 9:37 am · Link

    WOW!! Why stop there? I know, you love to leaving us faithful readers begging for more!!! I can’t wait to read Tart and I LOVE Laid Bare!!! That was the first book of yours that I read! I became instantly hooked!!

  24. StacieD
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:22 am · Link

    “Bring it.” I cannot wait for this book! *squee*

  25. Corinne
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:56 am · Link

    You say “Tart”?? Ohhhhh, I dare say the effects will be a “sweet” ….”Laid Bare” my absolute fav Brown Sibling Series book!! =) Can’t wait for the new “Tart” series!!

  26. Cheryl McInnis
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:36 am · Link

    Gulp! That was pretty darn hot…can’t wait for November 6 😛

  27. Angie M
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:43 am · Link

    I hate to rush time but November can’t come fast enough! HOT, HOT, HOT! Damn, I can’t wait to read this book! 🙂

  28. azteclady
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:09 pm · Link



    Me, want.

    *fanning self*

  29. bn100
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:25 pm · Link

    Nice excerpt and cover.

  30. Stephanie Collins
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Sounds yummy! Adding to Mt TBR

  31. Ellie Heller
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:35 pm · Link

    fanning self


    More please.

  32. IP
    April 5th, 2012 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Aren’t you the tease 🙄 What a way to keep your fans drooling 😎 Perhaps next time you could offer us a sneaky bit snippet of “Laid Open”????
    By the way “Laid Bare” and “Undercover” have been my favourite books so far. Semm to have a thing for menages 😳

  33. IP
    April 5th, 2012 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Should probably check my posts for spelling mistakes 😀

  34. Jessie Llewellyn
    April 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Dont recall ever reading any of your books. But after reading the “teasing” excerpt from “Tart”, which doesn’t release until Nov 6. I’m going to have to wait & catch up on your previous releases.

  35. Na S.
    April 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm · Link

    TART has a fantastic cover. It caught my eye right away. Then again I seem to like all your covers.

  36. Steph R.
    April 5th, 2012 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Sweet. Baby. Jesus. *fanning self slash checking heart rate*
    THAT was not enough!!! Couldn’t you have given us the two, three, ten lines that followed the “bring it”??? I want to read Tart SO BAD… *sigh* I have to learn to stay away from these snippets. They do nothing for my Dane-withdrawal 😛
    I’m due for a shiny new copy of Laid Bare, with the added awesomeness of a signature. My current copy is starting to look a little… weathered… What? can’t help it if i’ve reread it (more than) 4 times (lost count… teehee)

  37. Jen B.
    April 5th, 2012 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Another book for my wish list. But I think this one should be put at the top. 😀

  38. Kris M.
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for this, November is way too far away!!

    Please do not enter me, I have a copy of Laid Bare already (one of my favs)

  39. Bobbi
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:22 pm · Link

    YUM! I can’t wait to get the whole book, cause it looks to be HOT!! 😈

    I just finished Beneath the Skin (double yum!), and am excited to see that you have lots more books coming out this year, thanks for the chance to win some great prizes too, yay! 😀

  40. Hailey
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Laid Bare is one of my favorite books!

  41. Lori
    April 5th, 2012 at 7:39 pm · Link

    I can not wait to get my copy of Tart. I’ve been waiting since the end of the Brown Sibling series. It sounds like s hot book.

  42. elaing8
    April 5th, 2012 at 8:32 pm · Link

    I love this cover.And can’t wait to read it.Sounds soooo good 😉

  43. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    April 5th, 2012 at 9:12 pm · Link

    Not entering the contest, just wanted to say Oh.My.Gawd. Cannot wait for TART!!! (Also, great cover)

  44. Jet
    April 6th, 2012 at 12:19 am · Link

    Whew! Tart sounds like one hot read! I love the cover as well.

  45. jenny muraski
    April 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I love the cover. I can’t wait for the book to come out. That snippet is very hot and it leaves me wanting more:)

  46. Sherri Davis
    April 6th, 2012 at 8:47 pm · Link

    We have to wait until Nov for TART? Tease! 🙂 It’s gonna be a “hot” fall!

  47. Michelle Bledsoe
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:12 am · Link

    I cannot wait for Tart to come out. All these little snippets just makes it harder to wait…LOL


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