(I’m going to be reposting the contest rules at the beginning of each post. If you’ve already read them, scroll down for today’s post and questions.)
To celebrate the release of ENTWINED, I’m giving away a BUNCH of prizes. There are two parts to this contest:
PART ONE :
Post the ENTWINED widget (below) on your FB page, blog sidebar, tweet about the contest and/or book, email your friends and spread the word…basically, any way you talk up the book or contest will enter you for one of three $25 gift cards to the online bookstore of your choice. Winners will be selected after I return from RWA Nationals, the first week in August. Once you’ve done that, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me blabbed about ENTWINED. Be sure to put ENTWINED Release Contest in the subject line. (If you already posted the widget from the blog post I did last week, you’re already entered.) Enter as many times as you like. Every time you spread the word about book 2 in the Eternal Guardians series, send me an email.
PART TWO: Each day for the next two weeks I’ll be giving away AWESOME prizes and spotlighting some fabulous authors. Comment on the daily post to be entered into that day’s drawing. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments and will get to pick their prize. Once a prize is chosen, it’s crossed off the list. Here are the prizes you can win:
Got Demon? Mug from author Saranna DeWylde
Beneath the Surface by MJ Fredrick
Primordial by Denise Agnew
His Darkest Embrace e-arc by Juliana Stone – won by Diana (day 5 winner)
Unbridled by Beth Williamson
Huddle With Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon
Relentless by Lauren Dane
Revelation (ecopy) by Lauren Dane
Sunrise in the Garden of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem – won by Barbara E (day 3 winner)
All He Desires by Anthea Lawson
The Phoenix Charm by Helen Scott Taylor
Animal Instinct (ecopy) by Michelle Pillow
$10 Starbucks Card from Phyllis Bourne
Montana Dawn by Caroline Fyffe
Dangerous As Sin & $10 Borders Gift Card from Alix Rickloff – won by Robin L (day 2 winner)
Ancient Whispers by Marie-Claude Bourque
Forged of Shadows by Jessa Slade – won by Cyberclipper (day 5 winner)
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison – won by Giada (day 3 winner)
Lord of Pleasure & $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Delilah Marvelle
$20 Borders Gift Card from Joan Swan – won by Limecello (day 1 winner)
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant – won by Julie (day 4 winner)
Today is another Two-fer, only it’s a special Two-fer! My guest today is:
The talented Lauren Dane has two releases this month, and she has generously donated two books to the prize list. Which means…two awesome books to share with you and two fabulous winners!
First up: INSATIABLE (which is available now!)
Desire is the most dangerous sensation of all.
With tensions between the Federation and Imperial ‘Verses rising, one woman may hold the key to victory. The dangerous mission to smuggle her out of Imperial Territory falls to Daniel Haws and his team, the ultra secret Phantom Corps. This elite squad of the Federation Military is the only one trusted and skilled enough to remove her from under the watchful eye of her father, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial ‘Verses.
Carina is used to wearing a mask. Her father and his men think her little more than a pretty prize to be won by a man more ruthless than the rest. When he announces his intention to marry her to one of his henchmen, a man known for his cruelty, Carina knows she has to move as soon as possible to get out. But getting secret information to the Federation has served her well for years and she appeals to them for help.
She expected rescue from a man who’d been her enemy. But she wasn’t prepared for just how intense her attraction to Daniel Haws would be. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive–by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irresistible, and insatiable…
Read an excerpt
Lauren’s next release is REVELATION on July 20th:
He has the one thing she never thought she deserved. A place to belong…
At long last, Kendra Kellogg has found her sister—but she’s no closer to filling the gaps in her past. The magick that brought them together makes them targets for dark mages intent on finishing what started with their mother’s murder.
As if her life wasn’t chaotic enough, in barrels the one thing she doesn’t expect, Max de La Vega. He’s six-and-a-half-feet of cocoa-brown alpha male. He’s strong, intelligent, sexy and intense. Everything she’d wanted in a man. And he scares the hell out of her. Still healing from a disastrous past relationship, she wonders if she’ll ever have that kind of forever.
The next in line to run his jaguar jamboree, Max is unused to hearing “no”. Once he knows what he wants, he assumes he’ll get it. And he wants Kendra. She deserves happiness and it’s his mission to give it to her.
When dark mages attempt to steal her magickal energy, Max’s cat agrees with the man—Kendra is his to protect and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. She can push him away as hard as she likes, he’s not going anywhere.
Read an excerpt: http://www.laurendane.com/books/de-la-vega-cats-revelation/
Both books sound great, don’t they? To be entered into today’s drawing, answer this simple question: Tell me one thing you learned by visiting Lauren Dane’s website.
July 18th, 2010 at 2:08 am · Link
i just knew that she’s so productive, She can write twelve books and several partials (three chapters or so) in a year !!
July 18th, 2010 at 4:26 am · Link
I discovered there will be a new series in 2011, BOUND BY MAGIC! YAY!
July 18th, 2010 at 7:11 am · Link
oh, I love Lauren Danes books and they are all keepers on my bookshelf 🙂
I learned that she writes with music in the background and that music is quite an important part for her writing process…
have a great day, Ina
July 18th, 2010 at 7:43 am · Link
I learned that Lauren is hilarious and so awesome for doing all kinds of contests all the time!! 😮
July 18th, 2010 at 8:12 am · Link
I learned that the 4th Federation Chronicles is called Mesmerized! I love that sseries!
July 18th, 2010 at 8:19 am · Link
I loved Insatiable! Daniel was soo super hot and Carina was just too sweet for words. i loved them together as well. I learned from Lauren website that she can shut out the sound of Backyardigans while writing, tho she hasn’t figured out how she does it!!
July 18th, 2010 at 9:31 am · Link
I learned that her real name is not Lauren Dane….LD is just her spy name. And I so want Insatiable…if just to drool over the cover.
July 18th, 2010 at 9:52 am · Link
I learned, that like me, she gets those horrible Nick Jr cartoon theme songs stuck in her head…its enough to make a girl go crazy!
July 18th, 2010 at 11:45 am · Link
I saw the cover for Inside Out ~~ and it ROCKS!! I’m dying for that book!! And I learned that Lauren is doing a huge give away on her blog and Twitter this weekend in anticipation of her 2nd De LaVega book!!
July 18th, 2010 at 12:37 pm · Link
I learned that Lauren’s first published book is “Triad,” which was released in May 2005.
July 18th, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link
There are TONS of great things to learn about Lauren but the newest thing I have learned by visiting her coming soon page is she has a new series in the works called BOUND BY MAGIC -part one is due out tenatively 11/11 and part two is due out 4/12 That makes me soo happy!!
July 18th, 2010 at 1:02 pm · Link
I learned that she has amazing playlists for all her stories.
July 18th, 2010 at 4:37 pm · Link
That she has an awesome blog! I’ve been reading it for awhile.
July 18th, 2010 at 7:45 pm · Link
I learned she gets her ideas from all over – music, television commercials, a magazine ad, snippets of dreams.
July 18th, 2010 at 8:37 pm · Link
I learned that Trinity and Revelation are a 2 book arc and Lauren Dane isn’t her real name.
July 18th, 2010 at 10:27 pm · Link
I learned that Lauren Dane will have a new series (Bound By Magic) out next year!
July 18th, 2010 at 10:43 pm · Link
She’s working on a new series, Bound by Magic, for next year, got me interested already.
July 19th, 2010 at 12:06 am · Link
I learned that all her heroines will be strong willed, intelligent and resourceful. All her heroes will be an alpha but not a controlling jerk.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
July 19th, 2010 at 8:18 am · Link
Lauren sometimes takes roadtrips with her family 🙂 And yes, she’s got lots to look forward to–can’t wait!
July 19th, 2010 at 5:36 pm · Link
She must write her poor fingers to the bone to get 12 books plus out in one year!!
July 19th, 2010 at 8:37 pm · Link
I learned she has a new series coming out next year, and I can’t wait to start reading it.
July 19th, 2010 at 10:25 pm · Link
She calls one of her family series the Chase Brothers and the other the Brown Family. They do not have to be read in order but it does increase the enjoyment.