RT Week Contest Day 1

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


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.

70 comments to “RT Week Contest Day 1”

  1. Jordan H.
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:27 am · Link

    Sounds great, can’t wait to read it.

  2. Amber
    May 1st, 2013 at 2:25 am · Link

    Can’t wait

  3. Oriela
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:17 am · Link

    Looking forward to it.

  4. Luella
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:58 am · Link

    Excited to read something new but I love all your books!

  5. Karin Anderson
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:01 am · Link

    Ummm…this looks AMAZING! I love the concept. Your stories are always so interesting. 😀

  6. JP
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    OMG, this looks fab (as ever). Can’t wait!

  7. Teresa Riley
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:16 am · Link

    I love your books! This one looks like another big hit!

  8. Grace
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:21 am · Link

    You are one of 3 authors whose work I will buy, always, 100% of the time, even if I have no clue what it’s about. You are just that good, Lauren Dane, but I like the snippets. 🙂

  9. Hailey
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:41 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read it!

  10. Caro HEA
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:52 am · Link

    Fabulous! I’m so excited for Cake! Honestly your book titles always make me hungry 😉

  11. Irene Jackson
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:37 am · Link

    Sounds great! Tattoos and manga art , can’t wait to read it.

  12. Laurie
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am · Link

    Love the blurb, sounds like a great one!

  13. Heather
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:40 am · Link

    You are so talented and I’m counting down to September and this story.

  14. bn100
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 pm · Link

    Nice snippet

  15. Donna M.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Oh how yummy! And you just had to title this after my other weakness next to books. I’ll plan my reading snack accordingly.

  16. Stephanie Gibson
    May 4th, 2013 at 5:11 am · Link

    Ooh, looking forward to it!!

  17. Jo Owen
    May 4th, 2013 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Sounds good. My kind of cake – no cals 🙂

  18. Lori T
    May 4th, 2013 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Mohawked, pierced, and tatted…sounds very delish! Looking forward to this!

  19. donnas
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Loved it, cant wait to read more.

  20. Pamk
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Love the description of you hero. Can’t wait.