Sneaky Peek at ALONE TIME

Visits to Petal: ALONE TIME by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing
Releasing September 4 as bonus material at the end of the ONCE AND AGAIN print book and as a free story at the Samhain website…

Funny how much had changed in the last seven years or so. He’d gone from a jaded, bitter man to a husband. To a father. Love had changed his entire universe. Not just the love he’d found with Cassie, but the love each of his brothers had found with their wives as well. His life was awash with nieces and nephews, with birthdays, and now that Nicholas, Maggie and Kyle’s oldest, had started little kickers, soccer games on the weekends.

It was a good life. The life he knew down to his toes that he was supposed to be leading. And he was grateful.

Tonight though, he and his brothers had dates with their wives for a big open-air barbecue and dance down at the Grange Hall. And his parents’ house would be filled with the next generation of Chases.
Yes, a date with his gorgeous wife, followed by some loud, blow-the-doors-off sex when they escaped early and in the morning too if he continued to be lucky.

Ward saw his cousins and nearly sprinted into the large living room his mother had turned into a wonderland for the ten-and-under set. Edward, chuckling, watched the retreat of his wife, and they both smiled at the sound of Polly Chase announcing cookies and milk while she read them all a story.

“Does your momma good to have all her grandbabies here. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I happen to be the luckiest grandpa around. That and your momma is sexy when she’s babying all those Chases.”

One lucky winner chosen from the comments will get a digital ARC (PDF) of ALONE TIME Winner announced in the next Monday Winners Post.

31 comments to “Sneaky Peek at ALONE TIME”

  1. becky jean
    May 29th, 2012 at 4:30 am · Link

    another winner!!! looks great 🙂

  2. Carrie F.
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:02 am · Link

    i can’t wait to catch up with those Chase Boys

  3. Tracey D
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:05 am · Link

    Yeah, I need to catch up on the Chases, too. I feel so far behind.

  4. Christine
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:18 am · Link

    Sounds great. Can’t wait to read up on all of the Chases.

  5. IP
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:36 am · Link

    It’s been a while since I last read the Chase books, so I probably should give them a reread before the new one is released. Would be a good idea to offer a family tree with the next book so we don’t lose track of the clan. 🙂

  6. Marc
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:39 am · Link

    The Chase brother’s were my first foray into the world’s of Lauren Dane. I started in print and then I found DIGITAL and oh the backlist bliss I found at EC. I guess this means I can blame you for my obsession with very hot romance…Thanks!

  7. Blanche
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:41 am · Link

    I absolutely love this series and it will be awesome to catch up with everyone in this book!!! 🙂

  8. Susan W.
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:47 am · Link

    I can’t wait to catch up on the Chase brothers!

  9. Louise
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:23 am · Link

    Awww. Can’t wait to revisit the Chases!

  10. Kimh
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:31 am · Link

    Sounds good
    can’t wait

  11. Melanie J.
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:07 am · Link

    Sounds Awesome! Can’t wait to read!

  12. Danielle W
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am · Link

    I love updates on the Chases!!

  13. Lin
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:05 am · Link

    love the Chase Brothers – hoping we will get the backstory on Edward and Polly.

  14. azteclady
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm · Link

    I love what you are doing with these and how you are doing them–separate, not cluttering new stories with too much backstory/info dump. Kudos, Lauren.

  15. Robbye
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:23 pm · Link

    The Chase family is what inspired me to send my first letter to an author of something other than children’s books. I told you the only problem was there needed to be at least one more brother because I didn’t want it to end. I love that we’re going back to visit that family I love so much.

  16. StacieD
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm · Link

    The Chase family is so awesome.

  17. Diane
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm · Link

    They sound like a great family, playing together, loving together!

  18. bn100
    May 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Sounds like a nice family.

  19. Larri S
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:57 pm · Link

    I love the Chase family! The Chase brothers were my first Lauren Dane books, but definitely not my last! I think the Lauren Dane collection on my Kindle may be the biggest, in fact. I love to catch up with “old friends” and am looking forward to reading this.


  20. Jen B.
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:03 pm · Link

    I read the first couple of lines and then had to force myself away. I will be reading it for sure and don’t want any preconceived notions!

  21. Jessica T.
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to catch up with the Chases!! The series has a special place in my heart, because it introduced me to the wonderful world of romance novels 🙂

  22. Lori T
    May 30th, 2012 at 6:35 am · Link

    Oh, how I love the Chase brothers!

  23. Shirley Crow
    May 30th, 2012 at 9:53 am · Link

    I can’t wait to hear more about the Chases I miss them. 🙂

  24. Erin
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:40 pm · Link

    I just bought Once and Again last weekend! Looking forward to reading it.

  25. Pamk
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:33 pm · Link

    love the chases. Looking forward to this new story.

  26. Saibra
    May 31st, 2012 at 1:25 am · Link

    Great! Can’t wait to read more Bout them!

  27. Michele
    June 1st, 2012 at 12:10 pm · Link

    I love visiting Petal, GA and the Chases and Murphys! Can’t wait!

  28. Lori
    June 1st, 2012 at 4:42 pm · Link

    I loved all of the Chase Brothers books. Can’t wait to read this one.

  29. Erin
    June 2nd, 2012 at 4:17 pm · Link

    Loved Once and Again so much! Now I am dying to read all the Chase brothers books. Must refuel the Nook while I wait for Beth’s book, Lost in You.

  30. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    June 3rd, 2012 at 12:29 pm · Link

    I love the Chase brothers.

  31. Jamie Birdwell
    June 4th, 2012 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Awesome snippet, thanks so much!