Dani’s Duo

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?

 

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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

Six Sentence Sunday- July 10th

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday.  Today I thought I’d heat things up a little with 6 sentences from my latest Ellora’s Cave Release Dani’s Duo.

 

She ran her tongue along the head of his cock. Licking up the bead of pre-cum, she moaned. “Mmm.”

The sound vibrated against his dick and he dug his hands farther into her hair. Dani swiped her tongue along the length of his shaft, then reached over and did the same thing to Coop.

“God, Dani,” Cooper groaned.

She moved back to Paddy and swirled her tongue around the head. His cock twitched and she raised her eyes to his and smiled.

 

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Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentence Sunday – Dani’s Duo

Well since this is my first time doing the six sentence Sunday thing. I’m going to ease into it with a little teaser from my latest Ellora’s Cave release Dani’s Duo.


These were two of the sexiest men she’d ever seen and for tonight at least, they were hers.



She took a deep breath. If she was going to have her celebration fantasy, then she was bloody well going to make sure she had her fantasy.

Licking her lips, she walked toward Paddy. She placed her hand on his chest and pushed him back onto the bed.

“Shift back,” she told him.

 

 

 

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Release day for Dani’s Duo

Today is release day for Dani’s Duo.  If you’re looking for a steamy menage to get you through the weekend, you should definitely check it out. *grin*. Check out the excerpt below for a little sample to wet your appetite.

piercings and tattoos

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?

 

Excerpt

Paddy’s hands closed around her shoulders and kneaded the tension in her neck. “Relax, this is supposed to be fun,” he whispered in her ear.

She took a deep breath. “Right, fun.”

He laughed. “Come on, party animal, let’s get you a drink.”

Breathing a sigh of relief, Dani smiled. “That obvious, hey?”

“Yeah, you could say that. Look, Dani. If you don’t want to do this we don’t have to. It’s totally cool. This is your show.”

Cooper flipped on the kitchen light. “Wine? Beer? What would you like?”

“Beer’s good.”

He pulled a bottle out of the fridge, twisted off the cap and handed it to her. “Paddy’s right. If you aren’t into this we can just hang out.”

She took a sip of her beer, more for something to do with her hands than anything else. “It’s not that I’m not into it. I mean, look at you two. I’d have to be insane not to be interested.” She wrinkled her nose. “I’m just nervous. I’ve never done anything like this before.”

Paddy stepped closer to her and took the beer from her hand. “Then maybe what you need is for us to distract you so that lawyerly brain of yours isn’t thinking.”

He set the beer on the counter behind him and pulled her up against his body. His hand threaded into her hair and he drew her face toward him. The first touch of his lips against hers sent every other thought from her mind. As the kiss deepened, she felt Cooper come up behind her. He brushed the hair from her neck and followed the path of his fingers with his mouth. His tongue glided up the back of her neck to her ear. Holy hell. Hot potent male surrounded her. Moisture pooled in her core, her nipples beaded and her new piercing pulled tightly, sending a delicious shiver of pain through her body.

A hand cupped her breast, she couldn’t tell if it was Cooper or Paddy and it didn’t matter in the least. Breaking the kiss, she turned her head to Cooper, needing to taste his lips.

Cooper’s mouth was softer, less demanding than Paddy’s but that didn’t make it any less panty searing. Holy shit, these guys could kiss.

Hands caressed her waist and slowly eased her shirt up her body. She moved back from Cooper to allow her shirt to be pulled over her head.

“Jesus,” Paddy said reverently.

The heat in Paddy’s eyes made her stomach quiver. She couldn’t ever remember a man looking at her like that.

He traced the edge of her bra. The contrast of his large, masculine hands against the purple lace made her feel so incredibly feminine. She arched her back, silently urging his touch.

“I think she needs a little more than that,” Cooper said.

“Yeah, I’ll get there. It’s just, shit…” Paddy shook his head, raised his eyes and grinned at her. “Fuck, I’m going to enjoy this.”

 

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Dani’s Duo is up on the coming soon page at Ellora’s Cave

My new steamy menage book Dani’s Duo is officially up on the coming soon page at Ellora’s Cave, that means it will be available April 22nd. Wahoo. It’s coming quick.

I figured I’d give you a little sneak peak at it in case you were interested.

 

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An Excerpt From: DANI’S DUO

Copyright © LAUREN FRASER, 2011

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

“So how long have you known Coop?”

“About two years I guess. I wouldn’t say we really know each other. We see each other around at work, but I don’t think he’s ever said more than about ten words to me at one time.”

Paddy laughed. “Yeah, Coop’s kind of the strong, silent type.”

“That’s putting it mildly,” Dani snorted.

“So you interested in something happening between you two?”

His question brought her up short. She would have sworn he was interested in her and yet here he was asking her about dating his friend. Man, she really sucked at reading guys.

“What?” he asked.

Dani looked back at him, puzzled. What did he mean, what?

“How come you stopped dancing?”

“Oh sorry, no reason.” She forced her feet to shuffle to the music. Paddy’s arms wrapped around her waist.

“You not interested in Coop?”

“I don’t know. I don’t think he’s all that interested in me. I mean, come on. He’s had two years to make a move. I think strong, silent type or not, he’d have acted by now.”

“Maybe not. I mean, he’d have to be crazy not to be interested in you.”

She straightened with the compliment. Raising her eyes to meet his, she smiled. “I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, you aren’t interested.”

His body tightened against her and his nostrils flared. “What makes you say that?”

“Oh I don’t know, call it intuition. If you were interested, I don’t think we’d be talking about Cooper.”

“Like I said, a guy would have to be an idiot not to be interested.”

Dani ran her hand up the front of his chest, enjoying the feel of his muscled pecs beneath her fingers. “And you aren’t an idiot?”

“Smart as they come,” he said with a grin.

She wrapped her arms around his neck. “Good to know. So then how come if you’re interested you keep asking me about Cooper?”

“Just trying to figure out who all the players are.”

“What’s that mean?”

“I’m just curious if you are interested in both of us or just me.”

“And if I said I was interested in both of you?” she asked, allowing her body to brush against his as they swayed to the music.

“That works too.”

“So have you two both dated the same woman before?”

“Dated? No. But we’ve uh, well, both enjoyed the company of the same woman.”

“You mean like sex?”

Paddy laughed. “Yeah, I mean like sex.”

Her mouth dropped open. “Wow. I don’t even know what to say about that.”

“What do you mean? The idea doesn’t appeal to you just a little bit?” He leaned in closer. His hot breath caressed her ear. “You don’t think the idea of two guys completely focused on you, touching you, caressing you, pleasuring you is appealing?”

An arrow of raw lust shot straight through her, drenching her panties in its wake. “Uh well…um…” she stammered.

He pulled her tighter against him and she could feel his erection against her stomach. Fuck yeah, it was appealing.

“Come on, where’s that girl who I pierced tonight? The one who’s a little bit wild and daring. The one who gets turned-on by the excitement of doing something that goes against convention.”

She shivered beneath his breath. How the hell could someone she just met see inside her head so clearly? “She’s thinking about her day job.”

“What the hell does that have to do with anything?”

“Come on, Paddy. I’ll see Coop at work, it’ll be weird.”

Paddy snorted. “Right, ’cause you guys are so tight right now. Besides, Coop’s a big boy, he’s not some locker room jock who’s going to blab all over the place about what you did. He’s certainly man enough not to need to kiss and tell.”

She glanced around. Cooper and Tina were no longer dancing. Cooper sat at the table alone, drinking his beer. His hungry gaze followed them across the dance floor. Oh my. “Are you sure he’d even be into something like this?”

“He’s alive, right?”

Dani laughed. “Yes, he’s alive.”

“Then yeah, I’m sure he’ll want to, but hell, don’t take my word for it. Ask him yourself.”

She eyed Cooper again. Would he be into it? And if he was, could she do this? Her mind told her she was an idiot to even consider it but her body was screaming at her to be wild and daring. Paddy was right. Her lawyer persona hid a woman who craved excitement and adrenaline rushes. She’d never managed to find a man who could handle what she wanted sexually. But she had no doubts Paddy was up for the challenge and Cooper, he called to her on a completely different level.

“Let us help you celebrate your victory in a way you’ll never forget.”

She gulped. Shit, was she really considering this? One look at Paddy’s face and she was done. Yep, she was definitely considering this. She nodded. “Okay, let’s see if Coop wants to celebrate.”

The slow, carnal smile that spread across Paddy’s face promised her a night she’d never forget. “Oh, darlin’, he’ll want to blow the roof off this celebration.”

Taking a deep breath, she turned toward the table, Paddy’s hand pressed against the small of her back. His fingers teasingly rubbed her skin. Damn, she was already a pile of mush and they hadn’t even gotten started.

“So, Coop, Dani and I were thinking it would be fun to head back to our place to celebrate her victory today.”

Cooper glanced between the two of them, his nostrils flared and his eyes roamed over Dani’s body, eliciting a loud laugh from Paddy. “See, what’d I tell you?” he asked her.

Cooper narrowed his eyes at them. “What did you tell her?”

“I promised her we’d give her a night to remember,” Paddy chimed in.

With a look at Paddy, a smile spread across Cooper’s face. He stood from the table and stepped toward them. “Is that what you want, Danika? You want us both to help you celebrate?”

Unable to speak, she just nodded.

“All right then, let’s get out of here.”

 

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