RT Contest Day 3

Since I’ve posted sneak peeks of upcoming stuff this week so far, how about I keep that up with a snippet from LAND’S END – my futuristic novella from the THERE ALL ALONG duology I’m in with Megan Hart out in December of this year.


LANDS’S END by Lauren Dane … The Land’s End highway is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. The constant peril of brigands keeps Verity Coleman stuck in Silver Cliffs, dreaming of the open road—and of Loyal Alsbaugh, the tall and silent highway patrolman. When her town is attacked, Verity has a chance to win over Loyal’s muted heart. But will his wounded past make him leave her along the road, or can she convince him to take her along?

BY THE SEA OF SAND by Megan Hart

By the Sea of Sand by Megan Hart … Captain Kason Reed was willing to give his life to the Shieren Defense Forces, but now he can’t remember anything but bits and pieces of the war. When his sexual attraction to his nurse, Teila, causes him to make advances towards her, she becomes the aggressor, urging him with her body to explore the memories of his past—memories that all seem to draw him back to Teila…




I realized I hadn’t posted the cover here yet either – hotness, no?



There all Along: LAND’S END by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper and in digital formats December 2013


She dried the last of the dishes and hung the towel on the peg.

“Would you like some music then?”

“I would. I brought you some books as well.”

She smiled. When he visited he not only brought her little indulgences, but important things like books and periodicals. She loved to read and he did as well. He brought her all manner of things, from light and breezy stories of fancy and love to heavier, darker tales. Reference manuals she kept in her kitchen shelves. She traded the books around the garrison and they ended up in the library when she was done. She wasn’t the only one who loved to read.

“Thank you.”

Her music player was charged and soft music played through the room after she hit the switch. He’d built a fire earlier on so the living room was cozy and warm. He handed her a large bundle and she settled on her settee to look through the titles as he settled in the large chair and pulled the newspaper out.

It was so lovely. Normal and yet, a rare treat as he’d be gone in just days and she’d be alone here once more. His smell filled the space and she breathed it deep, wanting to be bold enough to tell him how much she wanted him to touch her.  Damning the world she’d been raised in, the world that had kept her from knowledge, had raised her to always use soft words, to keep her gaze averted and to wait for the man to do the talking and action taking.

It was a silly world and it had raised silly women all chafing at the rules that were supposed to protect them. From what no one ever seemed to want to tell her.

She only knew that she was fortunate not to be under a man’s thumb any longer. That her independence came at a cost, and one she’d pay a thousand times over to be in her own place, on her own terms. One she also realized wouldn’t last forever, but she planned to enjoy it as long as she could.

57 comments to “RT Contest Day 3”

  1. T.L.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:10 am · Link

    Ohhhh sounds good Lauren;) and the cover looks good/sexy!!!!

  2. Amber Barham
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:26 am · Link

    I love it when u take us to another place and time completely different. Can’t wait.

  3. Hailey
    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:03 am · Link

    Love the cover!

  4. Marianne
    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:11 am · Link

    Cannot wait! I have to have all your books when they come out!!! 😎

  5. CrystalGB
    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:24 am · Link

    Sexy cover. Sounds great. 🙂

  6. MK
    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:31 am · Link

    Nice! I’m currently reading Lost in You and enjoying it 🙂

  7. Cammie
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:16 am · Link

    Sounds great! Nice cover 🙂

  8. Marissa L
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:18 am · Link

    Can’t wait =)

  9. Irene Jackson
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:40 am · Link

    Strong , sexy cover!

  10. Amy R
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:46 am · Link

    Love the cover and excerpt.

  11. Diana
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:52 am · Link

    O this one going to be great just like the rest of your books

  12. Christine B
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    Looking forward to a new series

  13. Susan T.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:20 am · Link

    Love it excerpt. Can’t wait.

  14. Casey
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:28 am · Link

    Very smexy cover. Can’t wait!!

  15. Robbye
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 am · Link

    Great little snippet. I love traveling to these fantasy worlds you create.

  16. Melanie J.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 am · Link

    Love the cover.. and the book sounds great, too!

  17. Aurore
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:07 am · Link

    Yeah, the cover’s great! And as usual the story sounds wonderful as well.

  18. Sue Peace
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:26 am · Link

    Wow, this sounds very intriguing!! Thanks!

  19. Texas Book Lover
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:45 am · Link

    Great sneak peak and that cover is super HOT!

  20. Karin Anderson
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:53 am · Link

    This sounds fantastic! I love Megan Hart’s stories, as well, so this should be great.

  21. cathyf
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:02 am · Link

    I will buy this just for the cover alone!

  22. RB
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:17 am · Link

    Props to the people working on this book. It looks to be good, inside and out.

  23. Glittergirl
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:29 am · Link

    Ooooh yum. I love the names Verity and Loyal. Loyal is an awesome name for a police officer 🙂 and close to the name I almost used for my son…Royal.

  24. Jordan H.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:48 am · Link

    Awesome cover, both stories sound great. I will definitely be checking it out.

  25. Barbara
    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:15 am · Link


  26. Jane
    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:39 am · Link

    Love the sneak peeks.

  27. Maureen
    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:43 am · Link

    Great cover and the story looks like a good one.

  28. Viki S.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 12:59 pm · Link

    I really liked the excerpt – thanks.

  29. Erika
    May 2nd, 2013 at 1:35 pm · Link

    Sounds awesome! So many new books to look forward to!

  30. Teresa Riley
    May 2nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm · Link

    These both sound interesting. I will have to check out the book. You and Megan Hart are both on my “must read” list. Looks like I get to add another book to it.


  31. elaing8
    May 2nd, 2013 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Love the cover. Thanks for sharing the snippet.Sounds really good.

  32. jennifer beck
    May 2nd, 2013 at 1:56 pm · Link

    hot cover and i love all your books!!! thanks for writing them!!jennifer

  33. Mary Lou
    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:19 pm · Link

    love your books Lauren, there’s something for everyone, you manage to make us all happy, happy, happy

  34. Erin
    May 2nd, 2013 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Once again, you get an awesome cover! I am looking forward to reading Verity and Loyal’s story. Megan Hart’s story sounds great, too.

  35. Rachel A
    May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Yummy cover!!

  36. JeanetteJ
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:45 pm · Link

    Nice snippet and hot cover!

  37. Chelsea B.
    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Wow. This story sounds very unique. I’m intrigued by the characters all ready!

  38. Evelyn
    May 2nd, 2013 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Love the cover and another series that I’m sure to be hooked on ????

  39. Timitra
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:06 pm · Link

    I’m intrigued and want more…love the cover too!

  40. Lisa Guertin
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Oh man. This sounds good. Of course, I like all of your books that I’ve read so far.

  41. Angie
    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Looks like this is going to be another book I will have to have as soon as it is available!

  42. Linda
    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:28 pm · Link

    Can’t wait. I enjoy both your and Megan’s books.

  43. Kimh
    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:41 pm · Link

    Wow so hot thanos 😎

  44. Amy
    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Wow, love that cover! Also, love the futuristic novels/novellas you write.

  45. Susan
    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:55 am · Link

    Always a treat to go someplace or sometime different. Thanks for taking us readers along for the ride.

  46. Laurie
    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:31 am · Link

    Definitely hotness! I’m intrigued, I’ve always thought futuristic books were interesting, because you can imagine anything.

  47. Heather
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:36 am · Link

    This looks really good….can’t wait to read it.

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

    Yes that would qualify as hotness in a cover!!!

  49. bn100
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm · Link

    like the cover

  50. Donna M.
    May 3rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm · Link

    This sounds very interesting and December is so far away.