RT Contest Day 6

Last day of the contest! How about a sneak peek at UNCONDITIONAL – the next Cascadia Wolves book?  I’m still finishing it up, but a peek would be fun, no? This is still a bit rough – but it’s one of the first scenes with Josh, the Enforcer from Pacific, and Michelle, his high school sweetheart who’s turned up in Portland searching for her best friend who has disappeared…



Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing
Releasing in digital formats August, 2013


He grinned and god help her, he was so ridiculously beautiful she couldn’t stop herself from sucking in a breath.

The grin slid off his features replaced by something else entirely. Hunger. He wiped his mouth and leaned forward. “You feel it too.”

There was no mistaking what he meant. “I need to find my friend.”

“Yes, of course. But you can’t do anything about that right now. Come back to my apartment. You can stay with me while you’re here.”

She shook her head, hard. “Uh uh. That would be a monumentally bad idea.” She bet shifter males were a big ol’ unruly handful and she had limited time and energy. Hell, she’d probably end up getting steamrolled into stuff every time he smiled at her.

“Oh, I disagree. I think it’d be a fabulous idea. You want me, Michelle. As much as I want you. I promise to get you nice and tired so you can sleep.”

“You come with all sorts of complications, Josh. I can’t right now.”

“You still angry with me?”

She sighed. “No. I get it.” And really she didn’t blame him. It had hurt but she’d moved on and he did have a better life here. She cared about him enough to be pleased for that. And he’d been nothing but helpful in the search for Allie.


“But you’re an alpha male and I have too much stuff on my plate to take you on at the moment. I want to check into a hotel, take a long shower and then go to sleep.” After masturbating most likely because he got her all stirred up.

58 comments to “RT Contest Day 6”

  1. Aurore
    May 5th, 2013 at 3:15 am · Link

    Great excerpt! I love the “I promise to get you nice and tired so you can sleep” part 🙂

  2. Stephanie G
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:10 am · Link

    Sounds great! Thanks for the sleep peek!

  3. Jordan H.
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:14 am · Link

    Great excerpt. I love the Cascadia Wolves series so I’m super excited for this book.

  4. Texas Book Lover
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:43 am · Link

    Great excerpt! I love big alpha heroes so Josh sounds right up my alley!

  5. Karin Anderson
    May 5th, 2013 at 5:47 am · Link

    Mmm…Alpha male shifters are so delicious. This book sounds great!

  6. Cammie
    May 5th, 2013 at 6:33 am · Link

    Sounds great! Thanks for the excerpt!

  7. Timitra
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:01 am · Link

    Great excerpt! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

  8. Renee
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:40 am · Link

    Don’t enter me in the contest but *fanning myself* man does that scene have heat how could I not comment

  9. Erika
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:47 am · Link

    Alpha wolves. Yum! So many good books to look forward to.

  10. Amber Barham
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:47 am · Link

    Please pick me

  11. Susan
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:52 am · Link

    I can’t wait to get back to the Cascadia pack!

  12. Donna M.
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:06 am · Link

    Phew…that kind of getting tired would definitely trump reading yourself to sleep. *fanning* I predict, I am going to go over my book budget. Again. 😳 Thanks for sharing these new books with us.

  13. Vic
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:07 am · Link

    Really looking forward to this book!

  14. Sara H.
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:09 am · Link

    It’s going to be a great summer and fall with another Cascadia Wolves story and and a Brown Siblings story too. It can’t come soon enough!

  15. Patti Duplantis
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:11 am · Link

    Thanks for the sneak peek. Just adore the Cascadia wolfies!

  16. Sandy D.
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    I would stay at his apartment lol

  17. Mary
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    Oh I am so thrilled that your taking us back to Cascadia. Can’t wait to read this one. 🙂

  18. Russann
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:15 am · Link

    Oh, this should be good! Can’t wait 🙂

  19. Irene Jackson
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:34 am · Link

    Thanks for the peek , can’t wait!

  20. T.L.
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:34 am · Link

    Oh gosh when does this book come out?!?!?! This Alpha Male makes me ant to come home with him, cannor wait to read this book!!!

  21. Melissa
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:41 am · Link

    Just blew my book budget on a Cascadia book buying binge, he he he. Have read all Brown, Petal, Chase, Witches Knot, De La Vega, Delicious,and am in the middle of the Federation series :mrgreen: My hubby even knows your name and when in book store calls and asks …”Do you have this book yet,” LOL 😆

  22. elaing8
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:51 am · Link

    Another great exceprt. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Amy R
    May 5th, 2013 at 8:53 am · Link

    I just love your work.

  24. MzHeart
    May 5th, 2013 at 9:05 am · Link

    Double Wow!!

  25. Lori T
    May 5th, 2013 at 9:39 am · Link

    Oh my…that does sound great!

  26. Diana
    May 5th, 2013 at 9:45 am · Link

    I love it can’t wait for the book to come out

  27. Hailey
    May 5th, 2013 at 10:20 am · Link

    Very excited for this!

  28. Brandy
    May 5th, 2013 at 10:30 am · Link

    Ooh, I can’t wait. I’ve been wondering when he was going to find his woman.

  29. Christine B
    May 5th, 2013 at 11:34 am · Link

    Love it. can’t wait to read more

  30. bn100
    May 5th, 2013 at 11:45 am · Link

    Fun sneak peek

  31. Viki S.
    May 5th, 2013 at 11:57 am · Link

    Oh he’s a stinker 😉 – like him!

  32. Glittergirl
    May 5th, 2013 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Promising start 😉 . Can’t wait to see where it leads…

  33. Melanie J
    May 5th, 2013 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Awesome. Can’t wait to read this!

  34. Jane
    May 5th, 2013 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Thanks for all the sneak peeks.

  35. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)
    May 5th, 2013 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Thanks again for sharing pieces of your work!

  36. MK
    May 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Mmm, shifters. I really enjoy shifter books!

  37. Jo Owen
    May 5th, 2013 at 2:23 pm · Link

    Looking forward to this one. love the Cascadia wolves.

  38. Marianne
    May 5th, 2013 at 2:44 pm · Link

    Cannot wait!!!!!

  39. Barbara
    May 5th, 2013 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Yikes! I haven’t picked up this series of yours…yet. Now that you have me all flustered…I’m headed to the library and/or Amazon…gulp. 😳

  40. RB
    May 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Thanks for the strong female characters who make smart choices, even if when they don’t want to. I hate characters who are too stupid to live (or believe).

  41. Kim Ogg
    May 5th, 2013 at 3:12 pm · Link

    I seriously can’t wait no one does alpha male the way you do! Love love love all your shifter books. Being from eastern Washington I love that you said there was a shifter doc in Moses Lake I keep trying to imagine which one it could be lol

  42. Tiera B
    May 5th, 2013 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Thanks for the peek!!! Love this series

  43. Laurie
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:07 pm · Link

    I have not read these yet, but I will be remedying that quickly, I do love shifters!

  44. Angie
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Love this series! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  45. Rachel A
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm · Link

    All I can say as this made me smile 🙂

  46. donnas
    May 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Awesome. Cant wait for more.

  47. Pamk
    May 5th, 2013 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Man I love your shifters. Can’t wait.

  48. JeanetteJ
    May 5th, 2013 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Whooo another hot couple!

  49. Carrie
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Love this series!! Can’t wait.

  50. Carrie
    May 5th, 2013 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Love this series!!