Lauren Fraser

covers

I’m trying to decide on a cover for my re-release of Letting Go. Which one do you think I should go with?

 

 

 

Summer Solstice Blog Hop winners

Alright, well I know you are eagerly waiting to find out who won the deck of Ellora’s Cave playing cards. *grin* Drum roll please. LOL

Kathryn  M is the winner from the blog post entries on my site. Kathryn you should have an email from me in your inbox.

 

Now here is the list of the rest of the winners from the main blog hop. I know several authors did individual prizes on their sites and I don’t have those winners listed here so you’ll need to head to their sites to check that out. But for the main drawings at the end here are the winners.

Grand prize, NOOK GlowLight:
Missy C.

Others:

Theresa J.
Stacia D. Kelly: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate

Lisa J.
Nina Pierce: $15 Ellora’s Cave Gift Card

KEK219
Shapeshifter Seductions Authors: Talbot’s Peak Calendar & assorted ebooks off backlist

Kathy G.
Morgan Q. O’Reilly: Morgan O’Reilly tote bag and pen
Graylin Fox: Signed copy of Your Biggest Fan

Renee B.
T.L. Schaefer: Choice from backlist
Rhonda L. Print: Guardian e-book
Maddy Barone: Free download of Wolf Tracker

Cathy M.
Olivia Brynn: Choice from backlist
Alianne Donnelly: Download of Bastien
Trina M. Lee: Choice from backlist

Catherine
Casey Crow: Dance with a Millionaire
Rosanna Leo: Up in Flames
Casea Major: One Knight in Brooklyn

Juana E.
Lauren Fraser: Choice from backlist
Monette Michaels: Cold Day In Hell e-book
Annie Nicholas: Omegas in Love, Book 4 of The Vanguards

Tiffany C.
Bronwen Evans: eBook copy of To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield Regency Romance
Paige Tyler: Choice from backlist
Virginia Cavanaugh: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Stacie D.
Desiree Holt: Two ebooks of reader’s choice
Alanna Coca: Choice from backlist

Amanda W.
Alix the Weaver: Winner’s choice of ebook
Kayelle Allen: Surrender Lover

Sexy Summer Solstice Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Solstice Blog Hop, if you’ve fallen off the bus just click on the picture above and you can get back on. Also if you are jumping on the tour midway if you click on the picture you can start at the beginning.

I don’t know about you but summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I’m an outdoorsy girl so my family usually spends our summers outside camping and exploring and doing various water activities. So I’ve got my list of my top 10 favorite things to do in the summer and of course it wouldn’t be one of my blog posts if I didn’t have some eye candy for you all. *grin*

As you know on the bloghop there are lots of great prizes available including a new  Nook Simpletouch with Glowlight. I’ll be giving away a copy of the winner’s choice of a book from my backlist at the end of the end of the hop when you signup. But I’m going to do an extra little contest for people who comment on my blog post. Leave a comment and I’ll enter your name into a draw for a deck of Ellora’s Cave playing cards, each card in the deck has a different book cover.

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Hiking

3. 

Camping

4. 

Stand up Paddle Boarding

5.

Surfing

6.

Swimming

7. 

Sleeping Late

8.

Rock Climbing

9.

Catching a game

10.

There’s nothing better than just hitting the open road and seeing what you can find. I realize he’s taking a little break but well… you get the idea. LOL

 

So what about you what’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?

~Lauren

 

 

Earth Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Earth Day Blog Hop, if you’ve fallen off the bus just click on the picture above and you can get back on. Also if you are jumping on the tour midway if you click on the picture you can start at the beginning.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Lauren Fraser and I write contemporary romance. I admit my books tend to be on the steamy side. *grin* One lucky commenter will win a copy of their choice of a book from my backlist so feel free to cruise on over to the bookshelf and see what’s available.  Oh and be sure to comment on the blog post since that’s the way to enter. *grin*

 

Okay so I had good intentions for this blog post, honest I did, but when I started thinking of things to post that were environmentally conscious my mind did the normal thing and started thinking green. Well that’s when the wheels fell off the bus. Green made me think Green Lantern which of course made me think Ryan Reynolds and once I was thinking about him there was no turning back. So instead of my full-out environmentally conscious blog post that I had intended, yep you guessed it you’re getting some eye candy instead. Oops. But at least I’m keeping a green theme in my pics. LOL

What? He was green lantern after all.

Green socks

See, I told you I kept the theme green. LOL

All right, I managed to get the wheels back on, so here are 10 tips to make your home more Green.

1. Wash clothes in cold water

2. Use a clothesline and hang your clothes to dry.

3. Turn off lights when you are not in the room.

4. Program your thermostat to decrease the temperature at night when you are sleeping.

5.  Bring your own reusable bags to the store to use rather than getting more plastic bags.

6. Use green cleaners to clean your home. There are loads of great non-toxic options; vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice or look for green alternatives in the store that use natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals.

7. Clean and replace filters. Your furnace, vacuum, dryer etc all have to work considerably harder when the filter is dirty than when it’s clean. So a clean filter means less energy consumed.

8. Only run full loads with your dishwasher or laundry to save not only energy but water consumption as well.

9. Recycle, reduce, reuse.

10. And of course save a tree and read ebooks instead. *grin*

So what is your best tip for making your home more energy efficient? Or what do you do to help keep the earth a little greener?

Lauren

 

Release Day for Rode Hard

Today is release day for my new cowboy menage book Rode Hard, available from Ellora’s Cave

Blurb

Six weeks surrounded by hot, rugged cowboys doesn’t sound like hard work at all. In fact, writer Kat McCray is going to enjoy this assignment. One look at sexy ranch owner Justin Shaw and she knows exactly how she plans to spend her downtime. In his bed.

Justin works hard and has the body to prove it. And he plays even harder—him and his two best friends. He’s more than happy to help Kat explore her darkest fantasies…especially the ones that involve all four of them.

Kat’s walk on the wild side is only temporary—Arizona is a lifetime away from her real life in New York. But she can’t deny she’s starting to fall for Justin. He’s sexy as hell and sweet as sin. And their sexual experiences with his two friends are nothing short of scorching. That doesn’t change the fact she’s going home at the end of her stay. Unless she can somehow turn this fantasy into reality.

Excerpt

Placing his hand at the small of her back, he led Kat off the dance floor and over toward the bar in the back corner. “What can I get you?”

“Just a beer would be good.”

“Really? I’m sure they have coolers or something if you’d prefer.”

Kat snorted. “No, beer’s good.”

“Sorry, I just totally offended you, didn’t I?”

“Little bit.” She laughed. “I work for a sports magazine, Justin. You can’t work in that environment and not be a beer drinker.”

“Fair enough. I’ll be right back.”

Pushing his way through the crowd, he leaned his arms on the bar to wait his turn. A hip bumped him, and he glanced over at the little brunette beside him.

“Hi, Justin.”

Crap, what was her name again? “Hey.”

“It’s Lisa,” she said, pointing to her chest.

“Lisa, right. How’s it going?” He looked back at the bartender, praying the man would come over soon.

“Much better now that I know you’re here.” She sidled up closer to him and brushed her breasts against his arm.

Where the hell was the bartender?

“You had a great ride today.” Lisa leaned her body weight into him and stumbled, forcing him to grab her hip to hold her upright.

“You want to buy me a drink?” she asked.

He glanced over his shoulder toward Kat. She stood watching him with a mocking smile. Damn.

He looked down at Lisa. She was hot enough. The kind of woman he normally took home from one of these things. Hell, he already had taken her home once. He shifted uncomfortably, even if he wasn’t hoping for things to happen with Kat he’d shoot Lisa down. He never did repeats with groupies. It always gave them the wrong impression and the last thing he wanted was someone dogging him everywhere he went.

“Sorry, Lisa, I’m with someone tonight.” He smiled to soften the blow.

She glanced over his shoulder toward Kat then ran her hand along his chest. “Well, if you change your mind come find me,” she purred.

He shook his head. Here he had this woman throwing herself at him and damn if the woman he really wanted wasn’t trying to brush him off. A normal guy would take the sure thing, but then he never had liked to do things the easy way.

After paying for the two beers, he wove his way through the crowd to where Kat stood waiting for him.

“Thanks for the beer. Is this where you tell me you got a better offer?” Kat nodded her head toward his right.

“What?”

He followed her direction and saw Lisa standing with her hands on her hips. The other woman stood with her friends, all watching him as if he were the prize-winning cow at the state fair.

“Not interested.” He stepped closer to her. “If I’m going home with anyone tonight, sugar, it’s gonna be you.”

Kat took a sip of her beer. Her eyes kept flashing back to the group of women. “You sure? They seem pretty determined.”

He moved toward her and she stepped back. Crowding her until her back hit the wall, forcing her to stop. With the beer bottle in his hand, he placed his knuckles on either side of her head on the wall, hemming her in. Her eyes turned a smoky gray and she licked her lips.

“I can be pretty determined when I want to be too.”

“I can see that.” Her hand shook as she brought the bottle to her mouth and took a sip. He smiled. She looked around the room, pretending nonchalance, but was betrayed by a telltale tremor. It had been a long time since he’d met a woman who obviously wanted him but wasn’t ready to jump into bed right away.

“Looks like your friends are leaving,” she murmured.

Duncan and Kasey had a petite brunette sandwiched between them as they headed toward the exit.

“How come they’re both leaving when only one of them picked up a lady?” Her brow wrinkled with a cute frown.

Justin couldn’t help but laugh. He looked at Kat and raised one eyebrow in question.

She gasped. “Seriously, they’re both going to sleep with her?”

“I don’t imagine there’ll be much sleeping, darlin’.” He chuckled.

Kat blushed as she continued to stare at the three people weaving their way outside. “Do they do that a lot?”

He shrugged. “Guess it depends on your definition of a lot.”

“Wow. I thought that kind of thing only happened with strippers and porn stars.”

Justin burst out laughing. “Umm, nope.”

Her mouth dropped open. “Do you have them too?”

He laughed at her shocked tone and tried to cover it with a cough. “Umm…well, I’ve been known to have tried it a time or two.”

“Seriously?” Her eyes widened.

It really wasn’t as big a deal as she was making it out to be. He shrugged.

“Wow, umm…so is it everything I’ve heard it is?” Her face flushed again but her breath hitched as she waited for his answer. Seemed his little house guest had a bit of a hidden wild side. She might not be an easy lay but she definitely would be worth the effort.

He leaned down to whisper in her ear. “With the right people it can be hotter than hell. Is that something you want to explore while you’re here, city girl?”

She gasped. “Umm, yeah, no, I’m uh…” she stammered.

Justin laughed. “If you change your mind just let me know.” He nipped her ear and she groaned. “But for tonight I want you all to myself. I’ve got some fantasies of my own brewing about you.”

“Is that right?”

“Oh honey, that’s definitely right.” He ran his tongue along the shell of her ear then sucked the lobe inside his mouth and flicked it, playing with her dangling earring with his tongue. Kat’s head dropped back against the wall and her eyes closed.

He nipped the soft little spot behind her ear and she moaned.

Kat gripped the front of his shirt with her hand. “All right, cowboy, you win. Let’s get out of here,” she said, pushing him backward and propelling herself off the wall.

“Finally,” he growled.

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I have a release date for Rode Hard- March 30th

Rode Hard will be available March 30th from Ellora’s Cave.  I thought I’d share the cover and blurb to wet your appetite.

Blurb

Six weeks surrounded by hot, rugged cowboys doesn’t sound like hard work at all. In fact, Kat McCray is going to enjoy this assignment as a writer. One look at sexy ranch owner Justin Shaw and she knows exactly how she plans to spend her downtime. In his bed.

Justin works hard and has the body to prove it. And he plays even harder—him and his two best friends. He’s more than happy to help Kat explore her darkest fantasies…especially the ones that involve all four of them.

Kat’s walk on the wild side is only temporary—Arizona is a lifetime away from her real life in New York. But she can’t deny she’s starting to fall for Justin. He’s sexy as hell and sweet as sin. And their sexual experiences with his two best friends are nothing short of scorching. That doesn’t change the fact she’s going home at the end of her stay. Unless she can somehow turn this fantasy into reality.

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Friendly Seduction by Gillian Archer

My super amazing crit partner Gillian Archer has her first Ellora’s Cave release coming out today. It’s a fantastic friends to lovers menage story. Yum. Check it out.

Blurb

Sara Banks is a virgin. Apparently that word can make a grown man run scared—at least that’s what her last boyfriend did. Now she’s on a mission to shed her good-girl persona and start living. But the best Helios, Arizona, has to offer pales in comparison to her best friends Rob and Marc. She’d love nothing more than to go home with them—either of them. If only they could see past their childhood friend to the woman she’s become.

Rob and Marc can’t believe their eyes when they enter the hottest bar in town and see tomboy Sara dressed to kill, doing the bump and grind on the dance floor. Once they learn she’s finally single, the hunt is on. Each is determined to prove he’s the only man Sara needs. But to get the girl of their dreams, the best plan of attack might just be a joint, friendly seduction.

 

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Valentine’s Day– Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine’s Blog Hop, if you’ve fallen off the bus just click on the picture above and you can get back on. Also if you are jumping on the tour midway if you click on the picture you can start at the beginning.

I’m Lauren Fraser and I write contemporary romance, I admit my books tend to be on the steamy side. *grin* Feel free to cruise on over to my bookshelf to see what’s available since one person will be winning their choice of a book from my backlist.

5 great Valentine’s Gifts

5. Champagne

4.  Now who doesn’t like sweets?

3. Sexy Underwear.

Probably not the kind of underwear you were thinking of, huh? What can I say I’d rather look at this kind. LOL

2. You can’t go wrong with flowers

1 Chocolate. Yes I know I have a picture with chocolate twice but come on, it is the number one Valentine’s gift for a reason.

 

5 worst Valentine gifts (thank goodness I’ve never been given one of these. LOL)

5. Two for one coupons for a restaurant

4. Plastic Flowers

3. Deodorant.  What happened to perfume? LOL

2. 3 month membership to weight watchers. Ouch.

1. Instead of lingerie your partner gives you control top panty hose or spanx.

 

Alright so that’s my list of best and worst presents. I’d love to hear what’s on your list.

 

My Valentine’s Gift to you.

Happy Valentine’s Day hope you enjoy.

~Lauren

 

 

 

Undercover Attraction is available again

My first book Undercover Attraction was previously published by Freya’s Bower. I recently got the rights back on the book and I’ve self-published it. So  it is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles and will soon be available everywhere else. It has a new cover but the name is the same. It’s a short story and is available for $0.99.

Blurb

DEA agent Lyndsay Chase is dedicated to her job, even when that means going undercover in a seedy strip club that serves more than watered down drinks. To find the connection behind the quantities of drugs distributed through the club and the supplier, she needs information, not distractions that come in the form of a sexy bartender named Jim. He is the type of man who could distract even the best agent.
But there is more to Jim than meets the eye. As Lyndsay’s interests wobble between professional and flaming desire, Jim reveals a labyrinth of lies that revile her own, and somewhere in the middle is the passion neither can ignore.

Amazon

Barnes and Nobles

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2011 CAPA Nominees Announced

Every year  The Romance Studio has their CAPA awards for excellence in romantic fiction.

I’m thrilled to say that Dani’s Duo was nominated in the contemporary category. I’m listed with some of my favorite authors so it is incredibly cool and I’m very honored.

Dani’s Duo 

Blurb

 

 Attorney Danika James is ready to celebrate her greatest win to date, but not with a bunch of stodgy lawyers and martinis. Beneath Danika’s buttoned-up exterior lives a woman with wild-side desires she has yet to fully discover.

 

Tattoo artist Paddy O’Shea walks on society’s razor edge. When he learns his best friend, Cooper Hanes, has more than a casual interest in Danika, Paddy suggests a weekend celebration of exploration none of them will ever forget.

 

For the next forty-eight hours the men satisfy fantasies Dani didn’t even know she had. But every party has to end. Doesn’t it? Or can the courtroom diva turn Dani’s Duo into something as permanent as one of Paddy’s tattoos?

 

Ellora’s Cave

 

Amazon

 

Barnes and Nobles


 

2011 CAPA Nominees
Contemporary romance

Send Her To Me by Ronna Gage (Siren-Bookstrand)
Colters’ Daughter by Maya Banks (Samhain Publishing)
Illusions by Sheryl Hames Torres (Sapphire Blue Publishing)
The Salisbury Key by Harper Fox (Samhain Publishing)
Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey (Carina Press)
Adding Heat by Cris Anson (Ellora’s Cave)
Sunshine on Chrome by Lynne Connolly (Ellora’s Cave)
Dani’s Duo by Lauren Fraser (Ellora’s Cave)
Genetic Attraction by Tara Lain (Loose Id)
Southern Comfort by Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon (Samhain Publishing)
A Little Harmless Addiction by Melissa Schroeder (Samhain Publishing)
Deliberate Deceptions by Leah Braemel (Samhain Publishing)
Shelter Me by Michelle Cary (Loose Id)
Razor’s Edge by Jayne Rylon (Samhain Publishing)
Any Given Sunday by Mari Carr (Ellora’s Cave)
The Reluctant Nude by Meg Maguire (Samhain Publishing)
With this Kiss by Marianne Evans (The Wild Rose Press)
Bought for the Millionaire’s Bed by Jan Bowles (Siren-Bookstrand)
Rawhide and Roses by Maddie James (Turquoise Morning Press)
Secrets by Jan Scarbrough (Turquoise Morning Press)
Belong to Me by Shayla Black (Berkley Publishing)
Winter Fire by Jess Dee (Samhain Publishing)
The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton (Berkley Publishing)
Playing for Keeps by LuAnn McLane (Berkley Publishing)
The Chauffeur Wore an Evening Gown by Roni Adams (The Wild Rose Press)
Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan (Loose Id)

 

You can see all the categories and nominees if you visit the site. http://www.theromancestudio.com/capa.php

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