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. maria
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:11 am · Link

    cant wait for this book

  2. Christine B.
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:13 am · Link

    Love it. It’s so hard to wait.

  3. Amber
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:24 am · Link

    I love the browns

  4. Oriela
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:25 am · Link

    Now this is a book I’ve been looking forward to for years. Can’t hardly wait!!!

  5. Susan
    May 1st, 2013 at 5:26 am · Link

    I can’t wait to read about Raven and Jonah.

  6. Maureen
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:06 am · Link

    I am looking forward to Raven’s story.

  7. Marianne
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:19 am · Link

    Raven has deserved a HEA for a long time!

  8. Timitra
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:21 am · Link

    First off must say I love the cover, the blurb and excerpt too. Erin sounds like a forced to be reckoned with and Raven sounds like a badass…looking forward to reading Drawn Together!

  9. Amy R
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:29 am · Link

    I cannot wait until this book comes out.

  10. MK
    May 1st, 2013 at 6:58 am · Link

    I love her tats on the cover art!

  11. Luella
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:00 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read Raven’s book. I’ve always been intrigued by her and what makes her tick.

  12. Angie M
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:05 am · Link

    Such a tease you are! Can’t wait to read this book! :mrgreen:

  13. Texas Book Lover
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:08 am · Link

    God I love the Brown Family! And the cover is gorgeous!!!

  14. Mary W
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:11 am · Link

    I cannot wait for this book! I’m a big fan of Jonah, Raven not so much, so I am hoping I really get to know her in this book.

  15. Kim Ogg
    May 1st, 2013 at 7:48 am · Link

    So excited! I have been intrigued by Raven forever. I can’t wait to see where she goes.

  16. Karin Anderson
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:07 am · Link

    Sigh…the Browns are so dreamy! I’m glad Raven gets her HEA.

  17. Steph R
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:10 am · Link

    I’m such a glutton for punishment reading these snippets… knowing my impatient ass still has to wait months… bahhh!!!! 😉

  18. Denise
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:11 am · Link

    Love me some Brown sibs!! And their pals, of course.

  19. JP
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:13 am · Link

    Ahhhhhh! *flails* You win the cover lottery again!!!!!

    Love the excerpt too — look how far Erin and Raven have gotten!

  20. Teresa Riley
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    I am SOO excited about Raven’s book. I have re-read all the books in preperation for this one.

  21. Diana
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    I can’t wait

  22. Erin K
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:15 am · Link

    I <3 Raven. I've been waiting Years f0r her st0ry!

  23. Grace
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:19 am · Link

    I absolutely adored what we learned about Jonah while we read about Daisy and Levi getting together. Raven has always concerned me a bit so I look forward to getting to know the real her. 🙂 😀

  24. Tara P.
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:27 am · Link

    I can’t even tell you how much I’m dying for this book! The Brown siblings series is my all-time fave. And the cover…omg, love!

  25. Melanie J.
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am · Link

    yay! I’m excited. The suspense is killing me. Seriously.

  26. Brandy
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:36 am · Link

    Actually getting into Raven’s head for a change sounds like a good thing. I want to know what makes her tick.

  27. RB
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:36 am · Link

    [Updating calendar with release date.]

  28. CrystalGB
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:38 am · Link

    I have preordered this book. Can’t wait. 🙂

  29. Kris
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:40 am · Link

    I cannot wait for this book.

  30. Heather Coulter
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:41 am · Link

    I was so glad when I read the news that you were going to give Raven a book. Now I can’t wait to read what is going on in her head ~ she can be such a 😈 B I T C H 👿 but I love her loyally.


  31. Kathleen Kibler
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:53 am · Link

    Love it!

  32. Cammie
    May 1st, 2013 at 8:53 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this book! P.S. The cover is amazing!!

  33. Stephanie G
    May 1st, 2013 at 9:00 am · Link

    I can’t wait!!!!!

  34. Robbye
    May 1st, 2013 at 9:04 am · Link

    I love the Browns, they make me want to visit the Pacific Northwest. I really love Brody which means that I’m Team Adrian when it comes to Raven. Maybe knowing her back story will change my mind about her.However I’m really looking forward to this story and even though she isn’t a fav of mine everyone deserves their HEA. Love the cover!

  35. Casey
    May 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am · Link

    Yay!!! I can’t wait to read Raven’s story. 😀

  36. Lisa Loyd
    May 1st, 2013 at 9:45 am · Link

    I love all of the stories in this series & all of the people(not characters) are unique in their own lovable way, will miss them if & when the series ends. Can’t wait for Raven’s story.

  37. Susan T.
    May 1st, 2013 at 10:01 am · Link

    Love the cover. Can’t wait for Raven’s story.

  38. elaing8
    May 1st, 2013 at 10:02 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this book. Love this cover.It fits so well with the others in the series.

  39. Corinne
    May 1st, 2013 at 10:16 am · Link

    Can’t wait for Raven’s story!! =)

  40. Evelyn
    May 1st, 2013 at 10:27 am · Link

    I can’t wait for this book. I have been anxiously waiting for Raven’s story.

  41. Yolonda
    May 1st, 2013 at 10:30 am · Link

    I totally love love love this entire series of books! They are great to read and read again. Move up the release date please!

  42. Rhonda
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Must read this book. I started out thinking the worst of Raven after all she broke Brody’s heart once and I was way in love with him. Then little by little she has unfolded to reveal someone I like and would love to understand. So like I said give me this book and we are all happy, happy, happy !

  43. Jane
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:05 pm · Link

    That’s an awesome cover.

  44. JeanetteJ
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Yaaaa thanks for the snippet

  45. Ann
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I can’t wait. I love the Brown series!

  46. Glittergirl
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Wow what a combination, a tough don’t touch my heart tattoo artist and a take no prisoners attorney. I’m married to an attorney, I know what it’s like to be on the “witness chair”, lol.

  47. Jordan H.
    May 1st, 2013 at 12:44 pm · Link

    I’m so excited for this book!!

  48. Dede H.
    May 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm · Link

    AGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH, first we have to get through all summer, then part of the fall before this book comes out……..but patience is a virtue, right………….

  49. cathyf
    May 1st, 2013 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Cannot wait for this one!!! Kind of sad though, because this might be the last of the Browns.

  50. Sheila
    May 1st, 2013 at 1:16 pm · Link

    I am giddiness all over the place!!!