Less Than Three Weeks Now! How About a Contest?

Until the next chapter in my Petal, Georgia series, LOST IN YOU releases in digital formats from Samhain!

This is Beth’s book (Beth is Tate and Nathan Murphy’s younger sister. She co-owns the salon with Tate and their other sister Anne. Joe Harris, William Murphy’s best friend, returns to Petal to care for his ailing father and from the start, Beth sets her cap on the gorgeous former bad boy. He tries to resist, but as he realizes, she’s irresistible…)

He’s faced down every demon…except one fast-talking Southern girl.

Petal, Georgia, Book 2

It hasn’t been easy for Joe Harris to live down his not-so-honorable past, but the military made him a better man. He’s determined to make up for past mistakes, starting with coming home to care for his ailing father.

Things are going as planned until his best friend’s little sister comes barreling into his life. Funny, quick talking, smart, beautiful, she’s a temptation he tries—and fails—to resist.

When Beth Murphy hears Joe is back in town, she makes sure she’s the first on his welcoming committee. Though he tries to pretend he’s gruff and unworthy of her, she sees the man who spoils his dog, who touches her like she’s precious. Cherished. But there’s one wall she can’t break down—the truth about what’s happening at home.

On the night the nature of his father’s illness becomes painfully, publicly apparent, Joe does the right thing—push Beth as far away as possible. But if he thought she’d go away quietly, he’s about to learn she’s made of sterner stuff.

Warning: Slow-talking, sexy mechanic with a drawl, looking to get a Murphy right out of her underpants. Quick-talking woman who knows what she wants and has a weak spot for the aforementioned slow-talking mechanic and his dancing dog. Bad words. Polly Chase behind the wheel again.

I’ve got some digital ARCS and I’d like to give some away. Want one? I’ll choose a winner or two from the comments to this post (and if you’re reading this at facebook, please enter at my blog!). Winner announced Friday February 22! What books are you most looking forward to between now and April? I’m really looking forward to the next Patricia Briggs, the new Lara Adrian, the new Seanan McGuire, the new JD Robb (and that’s just off the top of my head, I know there are more because it’s an awesome spring coming up!)

74 comments to “Less Than Three Weeks Now! How About a Contest?”

  1. Sarah
    February 20th, 2013 at 7:59 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to the new Jaci Burton and more than anything, Julie James’ new book, Love Irresistibly. I want to read that book BAD.

  2. Stacey
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:00 pm · Link

    Im looking forward to the new JD Robb, and the new Bianca Sommerland especially!

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. Sheila
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:00 pm · Link

    I am really looking forward to the Mercy Thompson by Briggs and LOVER AT LAST by JR Ward!

  4. Kaetrin
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:01 pm · Link

    Definitely looking forward to Frost Burned. I adore Adam and Mercy – there are 2 chapters from Adam’s POV. Cannot. Wait.

    Thx for the giveaway Lauren 🙂

  5. Susan T.
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Looking forward to JR Ward’s Lover A Last, Sylvia Day’s Entwined With you and Maya Banks’ Fever and your book Lost In You.

  6. Sacha
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:06 pm · Link

    I am chomping at the bit for the next Kit Rocha… Can’t wait to see what the O’Kanes get up to this time.

  7. Grace
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:06 pm · Link

    I love all of your Petal based books! I hope you continue the series with a book for each Murphy sibling.

  8. Susan
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Really want to read the Wild Invitation anthology by Nalini Singh – I want to know Cooper & Grace’s story! And the new JD Robb – I cannot get enough of Rourke and Eve.

  9. Denise O.
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Besides this Petal book? I’m looking forward to reading Kristan Higgins’s The Best Man. And I’m sure there are many more.

  10. Sarah M.
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for Patricia Briggs’ Frost Burned, J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last, Jeaniene Frost’s Twice Tempted, and (of course) the latest Petal book. I’m also looking forward to Lush in April.

    I agree with you that there are tons more great books coming out in the next few months, these are just the ones that come to mind at the moment.

  11. Heather Coulter
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:10 pm · Link

    So many Great coming out
    Thrown by a Curve ~ Jaci Burton
    Slow Burn ~ Anne Marsh
    Wrecked ~ Shiloh Walker
    + tons of others

  12. Erin
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:11 pm · Link

    At the top of my list – Lost in You, Thrown By a Curve and Highlander Most Wanted. I preordered LiY but I want to win an ARC because I am impatient, dang it!

  13. Evelyn
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:27 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to your book and returning to Petal. Katie Ashley’s Music of the Heart.

  14. tiana
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:34 pm · Link

    This is one of my favorite series!

  15. Diana D.
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Looking forward to Jayne Rylon’s King Cobra from her new series!

  16. Sarah
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Honestly, I am just looking forward to reading. My girls are now almost 2 and 5.5 and I am back to the point where I an sit down and read more than a page at a time. Twitter is opening up a new fabulous world of authors 🙂

  17. Dana W
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:45 pm · Link

    You’ve got some good picks there! I can’t wait to read the new Anne Bishop, the Nalini Singh collection (of course Patricia Briggs), and going into April, the next Nora Roberts contemporary!

  18. Texas Book Lover
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:52 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to the new Lara Adrian, JR Ward, Jaci Burton and Gena Showalter and yours of course! 😆

  19. Collette
    February 20th, 2013 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Patricia Briggs and Seanan McGuire. I gobble those up, especially the Seanan McGuire. If I hadn’t already read the new Jennifer Estep, I’d be wanting that.

  20. Timitra
    February 20th, 2013 at 9:06 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Maya Banks’ Highlander Most Wanted and Wrecked by Shiloh Walker!

  21. Lynda the guppy
    February 20th, 2013 at 9:34 pm · Link

    This one, obviously. High Risk by Viv Arend, the next historical by maya Banks, Lush, new Julie Walker…

  22. Kyna
    February 20th, 2013 at 9:36 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to the new Patricia Briggs, the newest Seanan McGuire and the next Walker Papers novel from CE Murphy. The latest from Kit Rocha is also on my list.

  23. Louise
    February 20th, 2013 at 9:37 pm · Link

    Lots of fab books coming up including yours! Patricia Briggs, CE Murphy, Vivian Arend, Jennifer Ashley, Faith Hunter, Jeaniene Frost, Moira Rogers, and Dana Marie Bell. Those are just some of my pre-orders. 😆

  24. Debbide Lemon
    February 21st, 2013 at 12:49 am · Link

    Besides your book, I so love your petal series, its like spending time with friends. I’m looking forward to Shiloh Walker’s Wrecked and Maya Bank’s Fever.

  25. Shannon Vasquez
    February 21st, 2013 at 1:18 am · Link

    I’m impatiently awaiting the release of Laurann Dohner’s “Moon”. It’s in edits right now and I’m hoping to add it to my extensive collection soon!

  26. Viki S.
    February 21st, 2013 at 1:24 am · Link

    Jeaniene Frost’s Twice Tempted, Lynsay Sands Immortal Ever After, Stephanie Tyler’s Surrender to name a few :).

  27. Iva
    February 21st, 2013 at 1:40 am · Link

    I can’t wait for the new Jeaniene Frost and Kristen Callihan books 🙂

  28. Sheri
    February 21st, 2013 at 1:44 am · Link

    Thanks to your recommendation I have been reading Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire books. I am excited about the next one 😉 also looking forward to Lover at Last 🙂 I have an entire excel spreadsheet dedicated to my list of books this year that I can’t wait for. Thanks for this chance!!!!

  29. Corinne
    February 21st, 2013 at 2:31 am · Link

    Hmmmm…..Saved by Kelly Elliot, Never Too Far by Abbi Globes and of course Lost In You!! Thanks for the chance to enter!! 🙂

  30. Kelly Walker
    February 21st, 2013 at 2:36 am · Link

    This book of course…Maya Banks’ Highlander Most Wanted and Fever, Shelly Laurenston’s Wolf With Benefits, Vivian Arend’s High Risk…I could go on and on… 😉

  31. Lisa Guertin
    February 21st, 2013 at 3:33 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to the new Jeaniene Frost and Lora Leigh books to name just two.

  32. Donna Himes
    February 21st, 2013 at 3:41 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to “Written in My Own Hearts Blood” the next Diana Gabaldon book in the Outlander Series. Also the next Blackdagger Brotherhood book by j.r. Ward

  33. Elizabeth Dougan
    February 21st, 2013 at 4:08 am · Link

    There is too many to name! oh, the pressure! Shelly Laurenston’s book Wolf With Benefits, Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt. Of course, I can’t forget “LOST IN YOU” by well you!. x

  34. Sharon Collins
    February 21st, 2013 at 4:26 am · Link

    Ooooh I’m waiting for so many! Lost in You and Lush. Then
    Raid by Kristen Ashley, Lover at Last by J R Ward and Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton.

  35. Heather
    February 21st, 2013 at 4:26 am · Link

    This one! And the new blackberry island by Susan Mallery.

  36. Lori T
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:05 am · Link

    I am so looking forward to reading this…I love the Petal series!!

    I am looking forward to the new Patricia Brigg’s and JR Ward’s new books and there are several YA books that I am loooking foward to, also.

  37. Nicole
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:14 am · Link

    There are so many that I’m looking forward to! In just a few days the new Lara Adrian will be out!! YAY!!! Super excited!!

  38. Kathleen
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:22 am · Link

    I am wating for Maya Banks, Fever. Al so Due in June forged in Steel by Maya Banks.

  39. Rachel Riddles
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:25 am · Link

    There are too many books I want to read! I don’t even no where to start. 😉 I could be here all day telling you.

  40. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:32 am · Link

    Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh, Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison, and Raid and Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley.

  41. Chris N
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:35 am · Link

    So many good reads coming up! I’m looking forward to your 2 new releases, JR Ward, Kristen Ashley, Julie James and a few more I’m forgetting.

  42. Tammy
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:52 am · Link

    This book. I am a good reader. I read from the first Chase book to Nathans. I am also looking forward th Raid by Kristen Ashley.

  43. Christine
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:54 am · Link

    Lush, The New JD Robb and Nora Roberts Whiskey Beach, the new Grace Burrowes the duke & his duchess For The Love of Magic Janet Chapman, Deception Cove & Mystery Woman Amanda Quick & Jayne Castle, Fever & Burn by Maya Banks That’s just a few I can think of.

  44. Judy c
    February 21st, 2013 at 6:10 am · Link

    I haven’t read the 1st book but I just downloaded it now. I can’t wait to start a new series. Book 2 sounds awesome.

  45. Melanie Grossi
    February 21st, 2013 at 6:34 am · Link

    I’m excited for the final book in Bella Andre’s Sullivan Series, Dead Ever After, the last book in the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire Series, and Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning.

    Also of course for Lost in You and Lush.

  46. Carmilita
    February 21st, 2013 at 6:54 am · Link

    Lost in You of course, also Maya Banks Highlander most Wanted. 🙂

  47. Jeanine G
    February 21st, 2013 at 7:13 am · Link

    Waiting impatiently and willing the Calendar would roll forward. February has been here too long.

  48. Robin
    February 21st, 2013 at 7:44 am · Link

    Always looking for another great read ,to many to mention.

    Thank you

  49. Kimber
    February 21st, 2013 at 7:49 am · Link

    I read so many different series, I have a hard time remember what is coming out when…because of this I check the BN.com releases everyday!! But I know off the top of my head that I can’t wait for the new Mercy Thompson book, the new J.R. Ward book and Christina Henry’s new book. I just started reading her stuff and I’m addicted.
    Thanks for what you do, so many of us LOVE your work! 😀

  50. Michelle K
    February 21st, 2013 at 8:00 am · Link

    I’ve got a huge list I’m waiting for, but most looking forward to Suzanne brockmann, JD Robb, Lara Adrian, and Patricia Briggs books this month. Also CS Harris