And so how about a snippet from CAKE? Cake will be out in September as part of the new Cosmo Red Hot Reads by Harlequin line. I don’t have an official blurb yet, but this is the description from my sale: NYT bestselling author Lauren Dane’s CAKE, about a Seattle-based manga artist and the notorious — and mowhawked, pierced and tatted — metal sculptor she wants to put her hands all over
CAKE by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Harlequin Enterprises
Releasing in digital formats, September 2013
She put her cup down and pulled a pad from her bag. But she didn’t hand it over right away, clutching it to her chest. “Some of this is still rough.”
He leaned forward, totally unable to resist. “I like it rough.”
She sucked in a breath, a pretty flush building up her neck. She thrust the pad into his hands and grabbed her coffee.
He paged through, impressed. Her work had a sense of humor but with an edge.
“Do you handle all of this? The story and the drawing? Or is this a group project thing?”
“That’s all me. A new series I’m working on. Once it’s polished I’m going to shop it around. Time to really get out there and see if I can do this for a living.” She shoved a cookie into her mouth and jiggled her knee.