Update! Contests! Stuff and Nonsense!

My trip to Boston for the NECRWA conference was a success. The folks at the chapter were so lovely and welcoming to me and all the people I met were fantastic. I’m so pleased to have been invited and I think my class went swimmingly!

Next up, it’s the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas May 13-17!  I’ll be there with my fingers crossed that my health will sustain me this time. If I’m moving slow or seem preoccupied, it’s likely just me trying to get through a bad patch so please don’t take it personally.  If you’re going, you can see what workshops and panels I’ll be doing via this link right here!

Which leads to the first contest!

Megan Hart and I are doing a Dane/Hart Discuss Live session at RT this year. If you’ve ever seen our video blogs, you get the basic idea of what we do. If you haven’t – essentially Megan and I talk about all manner of things – porn, body hair, television, movies and other media, etc. In the live format we seek out topics or questions from the audience, which makes it more fun, IMO.  But since not everyone can go to RT, Megan and I thought we’d do a fun contest for the folks who won’t be there.

The Details!  If you’d like to send in a topic or question for our Discuss panel (we’ll be taking in several to get things started) please submit it here in these comments!  If we choose one of your topics or questions you’ll win a prize upon our return after May 18!  


May and June promise to be insanely busy months as I’ve got THREE books out between now and June 16.  First up is a re-issue of SWAY on its own in digital formats. SWAY is the first in the DELICIOUS series and it’s Daisy and Levi’s story. Up until now, the only way to get it was in the Cherished duology so this is a huge price reduction!  It’ll still be available in print in the duology if you like to do your reading that way.



Then on May 26, the final Hurley Boys book, BACK TO YOU releases in mass market paperback and digital formats!  Vaughan and Kelly’s book was NOT fun to write, but I’m so very proud of it and I think I did them justice and a real story of second chances!


Back to You

Back to You


RT gave BACK TO YOU 4 1/2 stars and a TOP PICK!  Each tale in the Hurley Boys series has been memorable, but this third installment is something special indeed. Keeping her plotline free of outside complications or distractions, Dane tells a story about what true love and forgiveness really mean — and about finding the person you were always meant to be, and to be with. There are few easy answers for these troubled protagonists, but the result is a romance that is utterly captivating, seductive and full of the kind of raw emotion and sensuality that has made this series such a winner from the very start.





And June 16 is the first in my Ink and Chrome series (and my return to erotic romance!) OPENING UP!  RT gave this one a TOP PICK as well saying:  For erotica fans who flock to books featuring cars, motorcycles, tattoos and piercings: Welcome to Nirvana! Asa has it all: a tortured past, piercings that raise eyebrows and a sweet side. Add in that he finds über-independent PJ both the sexiest and most inspiring woman he’s ever met and he’ll have you from that first cocked eyebrow — and that’s before the dirty talk. Grab a fan and a tall, cold drink. You’re going to need both to make it through this scorching-hot read! 



Which leads me to contest #2 and #3!  Would you like to win paper ARCs of OPENING UP and a paper or digital ARC of BACK TO YOU?  I’m going to give away three copies of each book so if you’d like to win one (and yes, the contest is open internationally), reply to this post (and make sure you mark which contests you’re entering so I know!  I’ll announce the winners here at the blog on Wednesday May 6!  Good luck.


I need to get back to work! Good luck with the contests and I’ll be seeing you all soon 🙂

53 comments to “Update! Contests! Stuff and Nonsense!”

  1. kelli barry
    May 3rd, 2015 at 11:32 am · Link

    I would flippin love to have an arc of Back to you. I wouldnt mond an arc of Openig up either but i do so love me them Hurley Boys.

  2. Becky Jean
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:04 pm · Link

    I would love to win a copy of either Opening Up or Back To You! Thank you for the contests, I can’t wait for either of these releases! 😛 😀

  3. Rose Sprinkart
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Win an ARC of Opening Up or Back To You, yes please! ????

  4. Timitra
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:28 pm · Link

    I’d love to enter both contests!

  5. Ginger gaylor
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:30 pm · Link

    I would lIke to enter the contest towin either the arc of Back to You or Opening Up. I love your work and have been waiting for both books to publish for months!

  6. Mandy Jones
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:47 pm · Link

    I would love to win an ARC of Back to You and Opening Up. You are one of my favorite writes.

  7. Erin K.
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:49 pm · Link

    I would love to win an ARC of either Back to You or Opening Up! I’m going to try to drive in for the RT signing in Dallas on Saturday. Do you know which of your books they will have for sale yet?

  8. Donna Moore
    May 3rd, 2015 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I would love a print copy of either Back to You or Opening Up. If I have to choose, Opening Up please. I wish you good health for your trip & as always thanks for these giveaways.

  9. Monica Turner
    May 3rd, 2015 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I am entering the Opening Up contest. Thanks

  10. Maria Hofstetter
    May 3rd, 2015 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I would LOVE to win either book. Thank you.

  11. Bookbeauty
    May 3rd, 2015 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Thank you for this update and the news about the upcoming books 🙂
    I’d love to get my hands on an ARC of OPENING UP, if possible…

    Best wishes from Germany,
    Bookbeauty aka Thea

  12. Carol Beddow
    May 3rd, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    I would like either contest, or both. I love your series of the Hurley Boys, but the Ink and Chrome is a super hot series. I’m so looking forward to my summer reading!

  13. Marianne Westrich
    May 3rd, 2015 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Would love either Opening Up or Back to You. Live anything you write!

  14. Stacey Perkins
    May 3rd, 2015 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Please enter me in contest 2 & 3 for either ARC. I ? your work and have bought every book I can find. Some are hard too find. I look forward to reading the new genius you have coming out!! ????

  15. Michelle
    May 3rd, 2015 at 2:19 pm · Link

    I would love the arc of Back to you. I love the Hurley brothers and their connection to the Brown series. Thank you for having these contests.

  16. lori richardson
    May 3rd, 2015 at 2:24 pm · Link

    I would love to win. You rock!

  17. Carinne
    May 3rd, 2015 at 2:28 pm · Link

    I’d love to have a copy of either Back to You or Opening up! I love all your book and can’t wait for these.

  18. Angela
    May 3rd, 2015 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I have been anxiously waiting and waiting…..okay, okay I said anxiously not patiently! On BOTH of these books! But I really can’t wait for Opening Up!!! I’m soooo excited for this series!

  19. Mary Ann
    May 3rd, 2015 at 3:42 pm · Link

    love your books a arc of either would be great can’t wait for the final Hurley brothers book

  20. Lisa M
    May 3rd, 2015 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Contest #2 and #3 please. Paper is good, but I’d be thrilled with anything!

  21. Missy_G
    May 3rd, 2015 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I would love to win Contest 3 for Opening Up, I am so excited for this book!!

    I was lucky to win a twitter contest for Back to You and it was awesome!! Kelly and Vaughan’s relationship is real and honest, I loved the book!!

  22. vox libris
    May 3rd, 2015 at 4:55 pm · Link

    I’d love to enter both contests, and I also have a question:

    Given that you girls write some hot headboard rocking, have you found yourselves in embarrassing situations with family members or friends who have read your books?

  23. Elaine G
    May 3rd, 2015 at 5:10 pm · Link

    I’d love to win a copy of Opening Up.

  24. Lenna Hendershott
    May 3rd, 2015 at 5:11 pm · Link

    I would delighted to win Back To You and/or Opening Up! I read epub on a Nook Color if I win digital and I would be delighted to provide my mailing address for a print book <3 Thanks for the giveaway and best wishes for your health!!

  25. jules herbert
    May 3rd, 2015 at 5:38 pm · Link

    🙂 🙂 🙂 to have the chance to win either of those awesome books is amazing. ..good luck to everyone xx

  26. Suze
    May 3rd, 2015 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I will be reading both….whether I will be reading them before they are released or after I will leave up to you, Oh, Wise One. So excited for both. Always have loved the Hurley Boys and all the books before them. I am looking forward to your new release….it sounds all Jax Teller sexy 😉

  27. Sarah M.
    May 3rd, 2015 at 6:02 pm · Link

    I would love to win Opening Up or Back to You! I can’t wait to read Kelly and Vaughan’s story and am excited to see where you go with the new Ink and Chrome series! 😆

  28. Carlise
    May 3rd, 2015 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Thank you for your consideration e ration. I’d like an ARC of “Back to you”. I can’t wait to do a marathon reAd of this last Brown/ Hurley series.

  29. Moran
    May 3rd, 2015 at 8:56 pm · Link

    First of all I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope your health will keep improving.
    Second, I can’t wait to read Back to You- I pre ordered a print copy months ago but since I still didn’t order a copy of Opening Up I would love to win an ARC.
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  30. Kimh
    May 3rd, 2015 at 9:58 pm · Link

    Sounds great
    Love yo win arc of pb of opening up
    Congrats on the books

  31. Glenn
    May 3rd, 2015 at 10:13 pm · Link

    Love the Hurley Brothers, can’t wait for Back to You. Looking forward to reading Opening Up. Please enter me into the contest.

  32. Jordan H.
    May 4th, 2015 at 1:07 am · Link

    I would love to win an ARC of Opening Up or Back To You. Thanks for the contest.

  33. Elizabeth T.
    May 4th, 2015 at 2:02 am · Link

    I’d love to win Back to You and Opening Up! 🙂 I enjoyed reading the other books in the Hurley Boys series, and I’m really looking forward to Back to You.

  34. Sam Ramsey
    May 4th, 2015 at 3:12 am · Link

    I would love to have an ARC of #2 Back to You or #3 Opening Up – they both sound awesome. I’ve loved the Hurley boys, sigh, who wouldn’t!! But I’ve also enjoyed everything else I’ve read if yours too so happy to try a new series, exciting 😆

  35. Cheryl Gauthier
    May 4th, 2015 at 5:26 am · Link

    I am so excited for opening up (#3)! I love your erotica romance!

  36. Sue Peace
    May 4th, 2015 at 8:27 am · Link

    Hi Lauren!! I’m really looking forward to Back to You and Opening Up! Enter me in both of these contests please!! 🙂 Have a great day!

  37. Ruth
    May 4th, 2015 at 9:30 am · Link

    Please enter me for both contests. Love your books. My local library now has hold que of 20 for the new books.

  38. Elizabeth Rodriguez
    May 4th, 2015 at 11:00 am · Link

    I would love to read “Back to You”…I am a huge fan of second chance love.

  39. Rhonda
    May 4th, 2015 at 5:15 pm · Link

    I would love to win Back to you or Opening Up. I love all your books.

  40. Amy B
    May 4th, 2015 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Would love to win a copy of either one of these books. It’s been a rough year+ for me as well, can’t afford to buy books right now. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck in Dallas! I had hoped to meet you and Megan there, where I lived up until a month ago, but circumstances beyond my control have put me back in Indianapolis. One of these days though…you’re both on my bucket list of peeps I would love to meet. Ciao!

  41. yesenia
    May 4th, 2015 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I would love an ARCs of OPENING UP!! so excited for that book!!

  42. Rosie
    May 5th, 2015 at 6:58 am · Link

    I would love to win #2 or #3. I do love me some Hurley boys tho!!

  43. Tammy
    May 5th, 2015 at 12:41 pm · Link

    I would like to enter the # 3 for the digital copy of Back to You. Thanks for this opportunity I appreciate it!

  44. Samantha Brown
    May 5th, 2015 at 6:25 pm · Link

    I would love to read an ARC of the new series Opening Up. I just love starting a new series and this one had been on my wish list. I have been a Hurleys fan since the beginning so will always want to read either print or digital of the Hurley brothers.

  45. Dana Wooster
    May 6th, 2015 at 10:05 am · Link

    I would absolutely LOVE a copy of either Back to You or Opening UP!

  46. Nicole Plummer
    May 6th, 2015 at 10:09 am · Link

    I would love to win a paper ARC of either Back to You or Opening Up. I e already preordered the nook ebook for them. But would love an ARC.

  47. Janina
    May 6th, 2015 at 10:18 am · Link

    I would love to have an arc of BACK TO YOU. I absolute adore the Hurley Brothers 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful time at RT.
    For the discussion. What kind of TV shows do you prefer. TV shows with a lot of detailed sex scenes or with little sex scenes?

  48. Emily
    May 6th, 2015 at 10:24 am · Link

    I’d love to win either book! I’m so excited for new Lauren Dane 🙂

  49. AllieF
    May 6th, 2015 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I tried to come up with a question but alas, my mind is blank. Thusly, please consider this an entry for contests #2 and #3! Thanks!

  50. bn100
    May 6th, 2015 at 12:22 pm · Link

    entering for contest #2 and 3