RT Week Contest Day 2

How about a super sneaky peek at DRAWN TOGETHER?


Beauty is more than skin-deep…

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.

With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring.

Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule.

But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge…



Drawn Together


Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper and digital formats October 1, 2013


Erin simply moved their things down to that end of the table. “That was pretty nifty there.”

Jonah gave Erin a look, but she wasn’t the type to be scared off by a big alpha male face as she had two of her very own anyway.

“That little spin as you directed her, I mean. So how have you been?”

Todd sat on one side of Erin and Ben the other. He kissed Erin quickly. “Smooth. You totally could have been a CIA agent with your sneaky skills.”

“I’m not sneaky. He’s smooth. I’m not waterboarding him or anything.”

Jonah leaned in closer to Erin, clearly amused. “Would you?”

“I don’t know. I might. Have you done anything worthy of being waterboarded?”

“Not yet. I don’t think.”

Raven cleared her throat. “Just ask him whatever you’re going to ask him already.” She turned to Jonah. “You need to give in now. She won’t give up. She’s like one of those little dogs. She’ll bark and nip at your ankles until you submit. It’s her way.”

Erin laughed, clearly delighted. “I’m just getting a feel for him. If he wants to take my daughter out, I should know his intentions.”

Raven couldn’t help but laugh. “I’m a big girl, Mom.”

“She’s concerned.” He put a hand over hers briefly. “I promise not to despoil her. And to have her back by ten.”

“What if I like being despoiled?”

79 comments to “RT Week Contest Day 2”

  1. Viki S.
    May 1st, 2013 at 1:27 pm · Link

    It will be so nice to see Raven happy. Thank you.

  2. Barbara
    May 1st, 2013 at 2:38 pm · Link

    Oooh this will be good…been waiting for Raven’s story! Totally LOVE her attitude and often wondered about her back story! 🙂

  3. Chelsea B.
    May 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm · Link

    And right there at the table with mom, too! Ballsy! 😉

  4. LindaL
    May 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Finally, we can get Raven’s story. I didn’t like her much in Erin and Brody’s story but am looking forward to getting to know her.

  5. chris s
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:20 pm · Link

    You have made anticipation an art form..Can’t wait for this book!!

  6. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:47 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait for more

  7. Renee P.
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Oh, I can’t wait till October!

  8. Hailey
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:44 pm · Link

    I am excited to get to know Raven. Is it October yet?

  9. Erika
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Raven sounds so complex. I can’t wait to read her story.

  10. Angie
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:29 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to understand more about Raven. This is going to be a good book! Can’t wit.

  11. Kimh
    May 1st, 2013 at 11:14 pm · Link

    Whoo great can’t wait thnAkx 🙂

  12. Sue Peace
    May 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 am · Link

    Sounds GREAT!!!

  13. Caro HEA
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:53 am · Link

    It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for Raven’s story. She’s so different from all the other heroines that I can’t wait to read about her.

  14. Irene Jackson
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:38 am · Link

    More tattoos , I’m in heaven! I’ll look forward to Raven’s story.

  15. Aurore
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:09 am · Link

    Raven and Jonah : 😀

  16. Glittergirl
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:51 am · Link

    Interesting combo…the hardened tattoo artist/don’t touch my heart and the relentless witness stand interviewer/get to the bottom of the situation. This should be good 😉

  17. Glittergirl
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:52 am · Link

    Sorry I forgot I already posted this… disregard the extra post above…

  18. Moran
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:47 am · Link

    Too bad we have to wait until October to read DRAWN TOGETHER 😥

  19. Connie Lucero
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this book. One question though. Will Ryan, Mary & Cal’s brother get his own book?

  20. Laurie
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:26 am · Link

    I love the cover! Looking forward to reading this!

  21. azteclady
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:23 am · Link

    I really like how you write family dynamics. Thank you!

  22. Heather
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:38 am · Link

    Oh my I sooooo can’t wait for this book to come out.

  23. Diane
    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:19 am · Link

    I enjoy series so much, seeing recurring caracters!

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

    Cool cover

  25. Donna M.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 3:21 pm · Link

    I so think Erin would do it for someone she cares about. Already pre-ordered & can’t wait to hear Raven’s story.

  26. Jo Owen
    May 4th, 2013 at 12:08 pm · Link

    Wasn’t that keen on Raven in the earlier books – can’t wait to see how you make me like her in this one.

  27. Lori T
    May 4th, 2013 at 9:06 pm · Link

    I love the cover! Looking forward to it!

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

    Great teaser and cover!!

  29. Pamk
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Man I need to catch up on this series.