Author: Lauren Dane

SWORN TO THE WOLF by Lauren Dane

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SWORN TO THE WOLF by Lauren DaneSworn to the Wolf by Lauren Dane
Series: Cherchez Wolf Pack #2
Published by Carina Press Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Rain Foster is a part-time painter and a part-time waitress so she can pay her bills and buy art supplies while hoping to get that one chance to prove how good her art is.  Rain is also on the run from a violent family past and has tried to keep clear of anything that might point to where she is now.  Rain’s life turns upside down one morning when a tall, dark, and beyond sexy man walks into the cafe where she works.  Rain really has no interest in working on a relationship right now, but Laurent is a true force when he wants something, and Rain is unable to say no.

 

Laurent Cole is a natural born werewolf and the second in the Cherchez pack.  Laurent has been searching and hoping to find his mate for years now, and he never expected to find a spunky human waitress who made his wolf stand up and howl.  Once he knows just who Rain could be for him, Laurent wastes no time in getting a date and, hopefully, the mate he has yearned for.

 

Rain experiences so many highs and lows right as Laurent comes into her life.  She finally gets a shot at not one, but two shows at a gallery and has great chemistry with a hot guy.  Then when she tries to learn about his family, she learns the truth behind the Cherchez pack and just what she would have to expect if she agrees to be Laurent’s.  Time seems to stand on hold as Rain and Laurent work on just what their future will be.  Just when it seems that happiness is at their fingertips, Rain’s past catches up with her, and she is hurt in a way that affects her, Laurent, and the entire pack.  As time passes, will Rain and Laurent be able to put the deep hurts behind them and grab that bright future that was theirs for such a short time?

 

A werewolf and a woman on the run find out that love comes with highs and lows that can raise you up or destroy you in Sworn to the Wolf.  I instantly loved both Laurent and Rain and the passion that seemed to roll over them from the first moment they met.  Watching as Rain learned the ins and outs of being a werewolf and pack life with Laurent’s help had me smiling and shaking my head in a few places.  My heart also hurt for them as life turned dark, yet I was cheering all the way through hoping that in the end Laurent and Rain would be victorious and their love would reign.  I have come to love all the members of the Cherchez pack and can’t wait to see which wolf will be next to find his mate and the love that awaits them when they do.  Sworn to the Wolf takes passion on a roll with lots of laughs, sighs, and cries until love wins the day with two special lovers.

DIABLO LAKE: MOONSTRUCK by Lauren Dane

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DIABLO LAKE: MOONSTRUCK by Lauren DaneDiablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane
Series: Diablo Lake #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Katie Grady left her hometown of Diablo Lake, Tennessee after being stood up at the altar.  Diablo Lake is a very unusual town in that most of the citizens are either witches, a guardian, or part of one of the two werewolf packs.  Magic is everywhere, and Katie is no exception as a witch.  Katie has just come home, because her father is seriously ill, and she needs to take over the family business.  Katie is ready to move forward with her life, and she isn’t about to let anyone in the town hold her past against her.

 

Jace Dooley is going to be the next Alpha of his pack when his grandfather finally steps aside.  Jace is one of the town cops right now, so he keeps law and order both in the town and in the pack.  Jace has been in no hurry to find his mate, but when Katie comes home and then moves in across the hall from him, he can’t ignore the feelings she gives him and his wolf.  He knows that Katie is justifiably wary of wolves, but he is determined to show her that he is nothing like her ex.

 

Katie has always had a crush on Jace, but never expected him to look at her twice, much less want to go out with her.  However, things have changed since Katie came home.  The attraction between them can almost be seen it’s so strong.  There are deep undercurrents in Diablo Lake, so as Katie works to make her family’s business grow and help out with her father’s recovery it seems that not everyone is happy with her and Jace seeing each other.  Past circumstances have put the two wolf packs in charge of the town:  one as the white collar jobs and the other with the blue collar jobs, each to the detriment of the other groups.  The town has been out of balance for too many years, but that all may change very soon with Katie and Jace getting together combined with Jace’s Alpha strength and Katie’s witch powers all coming out just as they officially mate.  With one of the town’s pack trying to tear them apart and the other willing to fight to keep them together, will Jace and Katie have their special day?

 

A high school crush blossoms into love years later as two strong people have their chance at love in Diablo Lake: Moonstruck.  I will say first off that I absolute love Ms. Dane’s fun and strong heroines, and Katie was definitely one of those.  Jace was the perfect mate for Katie as I got to know them both.  I really hated how they had to deal with all the town’s undercurrents, while trying to just get past the day-to-day hazards of falling in love.  Yet, I loved how well they complemented each other as they kicked ass and took names. I have a feeling that this next generation is going to shake some things up in Diablo Lake, and I can’t wait to see what the next couple does.  Diablo Lake: Moonstruck combines humor and passion with just the perfect touch of suspense, then mixes it all together for great first book in a new series about the citizens in a very unusual town.

WOLF’S ASCENSION by Lauren Dane

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WOLF’S ASCENSION by Lauren DaneWolf's Ascension by Lauren Dane
Series: Cherchez Wolf Pack #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Kari Warner, a computer programmer, was leaving a nightclub when something attacked her and almost killed her.  At first, Kari isn’t sure what happened, but she knows that something has changed. Kari is just starting to get stronger from the attack when she is taken from the hospital and moved to a private home, okay estate, and learns that her life has forever changed.

 

Andreas Phinney is a werewolf and the alpha of the Cherchez pack who recently found his mate—a human.  Andreas knows that getting her to accept him and what he is will need to be done just right, or he could lose Kari before he ever has her.  Andreas planned out everything, including protection for Kari by his pack, when a loss of control puts Kari in danger and makes Andreas move well before he or Kari was ready.

 

Kari wakes up at Andreas’ house, surrounded by his pack and learns that not only was she turned without her knowledge, but that she is the mate to the Alpha—if she can accept it all.  Andreas is more determined than ever to have Kari as his mate and the female Alpha of his pack.  He and his close pack members are now working hard to show Kari all the advantages of being a wolf and a member of their pack.  Kari finds herself falling for Andreas and even accepting the ways of the pack when she is suddenly in danger again.  It seems that someone isn’t happy that Kari and Andreas have fallen in love or that she will rule by his side and bear his kids—the future leaders of the pack.  Life goes on and so do the attacks on Kari.  Time might be running out, because the attacks are getting worse.  Can Andreas, Kari, and the inner circle of the pack discover who is behind the danger before it’s too late?

 

Wolves look their entire lives for their mates.  When one Alpha finds his, nothing is going to stop him from having his sexy mate.  Andreas and Kari learn the hard way that the road to love can be rocky and filled with massive potholes in Wolf’s Ascension.  I could feel the anger that Andreas felt when Kari was first attacked and then his desperation to show her his love and get her to accept it and all it involves.  I could also understand Kari’s confusion and anger at what was done to her, and yet loved that she could find a way to forgive and still fall, not only for Andreas, but his entire pack.  Watching as Andreas and Kari fall into a deep love and how they begin their lives together within a tight pack had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen next.  I will admit that I figured out who was behind the attacks, but not the entire reason why.  Now that Andreas and Kari have forged the way to the future for themselves and their pack, I can’t wait to see the next pack member to find a mate.  Wolf’s Ascension begins with a whirlwind and ends with a strong love story filled with passion, pack love, and a touch of suspense to keep things interesting.

AT BLADE’S EDGE by Lauren Dane

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AT BLADE’S EDGE by Lauren DaneAt Blade's Edge by Lauren Dane
Series: Goddess with a Blade #4
Published by Carina Press Genres: Urban Fantasy
ReviewedbyJo

Rowan Summerwaite has had a strange life being a vessel and one of the agents for the Hunter Corporation.  But the last few years have been even stranger, if you can believe it.  Rowan has fought for the treaty to protect the humans, and she has just married her vampire boyfriend, a powerful Scion for her father, the First.  On top of all that, Rowan has come into proof that some of the Partners at the Corporation have been undermining her and putting other hunters at risk.  Rowan has put her life on the line many times for the Corporation, and now she is going to produce her proof, kick some serious ass, and clean up the organization that helped her when she really needed it.

 

Clive Stewart worked hard to become the North American Scion, and now he not only has his vampires to keep under control, but he also has a beloved wife who is considered a boogeyman to his people.  Oh, he knows that Rowan only goes after those who break the rules, and he has watched her be seriously harmed time and again to keep the innocent safe, both human and vampires alike.  Now he has to watch as she cleans her own house, a place she once thought of as a place of safety.  Clive has never tried to get into Rowan’s way, and he won’t this time, but he will do everything in his power to help her and protect her.

 

Rowan knew some of the rotten partners in the corporation, however just as they are about to be brought to justice, chaos not only kills those partners, but also some of the hunters who showed up at the hearing.  Rowan knows that now it will be harder to find out who was behind the rot that infested the Corporation, but she isn’t about to leave the job half done.  Right now, she has to be the instigator to help put the Corporation back together and help it reorganize in such a way that this can never happen again.  If that isn’t enough, she also has to deal with Clive’s parents and his family and the celebration that The First has planned for them.  Rowan travels with Clive to the father’s home for their celebration, but just when her happiness is at its peak, she has to witness an unbelievable horror that will put those behind the threat to her at the top of her search-and-destroy list.  Now it’s beyond personal, and she is going to make them all pay and pay hard this time.

 

A trip to London will bring Rowan and Clive laughter, stress, danger and, of course love.  What else would you expect from this high-profile couple?  At Blade’s Edge will have Rowan finally about to clean house at the Hunter Corporation and to meet Clive’s family.  You have to wonder which is stressing her out the most, especially since she is arriving before Clive.  I knew that Rowan was more than ready to kick ass and take down more names than she currently had, but I was surprised at how it went down.  I felt Rowan’s sorrow at the loss of innocents by madmen.  However, I think the worse threat to Rowan’s sanity was Clive’s parents and not the thrashing at Hunter Corp.  I have to admit I felt a bit sorry for Clive when he got to London in the middle of things.  However, I still love how Clive not only gives Rowan balance, but also the knowledge that he has her back.  I will admit to absolute shock when the final horror happened to Rowan at her father’s home during a time that should have been filled with laughter and happiness.  All I can say is that someone(s) have now placed a price on their head, and there is no price to stop Rowan from finding them and claiming it. As I said above, it’s extremely personal now, and I almost feel sorry for those that have put Rowan and Clive on their trails.  At Blade’s Edge is a must-read for any Rowan and Clive lovers; it’s full of all the things that make them lovable—suspense, humor, deadly danger, and lots of passion.

COMING BACK by Lauren Dane

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COMING BACK by Lauren DaneComing Back by Lauren Dane
Series: Ink and Chrome #3
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyJo

Jessi Frankli, costume and wedding dress designer, has recently moved back to Seattle.  There were several reasons Jessi came back, one was to be near her family again and the other is to see if maybe she can reconnect to the men she gave her heart to many years ago.  Jessi and her family are always willing to help anyone who might need it and to bring them into their family.  This is exactly how Jessi met both Mick and Adam when they were younger.  They became lovers at one point, but then both of the men’s pasts crumbled Jessi’s world and they both left her.

 

Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel’s custom hotrod and motorcycle shop after he left the military.  Mick knows that he has been messed-up emotionally from his youth, and he has been working very hard to come to terms with the past and what he wants his future to be.  Mick also knows that he is the reason that Jessi’s heart was broken—that he was the one who put the first hole in their relationship.  Then Mick left to join the military to try and understand himself.

 

Adam Gulati, architect who came from a rich family, which doesn’t mean that he wasn’t one of the lost that Jessi and her family helped when he was younger. Out of the three of them, Adam should have been the foundation that could and would hold him, Jessi, and Mick together.  However, when Mick left, Adam struggled with his emotions and eventually he drifted away from Jessi.  Adam has spent the last several years learning about just what he needed in a relationship and how to get it and keep it.

 

The night that Twisted Steel had a huge party for their new building was the night that Jessi, Mick, and Adam reconnected both in public and in private.  While they all still have feelings for each other, they all know that it will take hard work and a lot of understanding before they can begin to have what they started years before.  Each one of them is a leg of the relationship and offers something the others need. While the three of them are working at forming the life they always wanted, each has burdens that they must overcome, both together and separately.  Mick gained his new balance from his good friends at Twisted Steel, friends that Jessi and Adam soon find as their own, too.  As the weeks pass, Adam, Jessi, and Mick have the beginnings of a very special and loving relationship.  However, there is one final thing that needs to be dealt with before the three of them can go forward with their lives.  While one will have to do it, the other two will be right there to help and heal them—just as it should be.

 

Three teens fell in love, only to separate as early adults, and now they have another chance to have it all—if they can find the answers that each needs to believe and trust in that love. Jessi, Mick, and Adam will not only find that, but a lot more in Coming Back.  From the previous books in the series, I knew that Mick had a very troubled past and one that made him run for a while.  I hoped that he would find what he needed, because I had fallen for the hard-luck bad boy.  After meeting Jessi, I immediately loved her quirky personality, and Adam impressed me with his inner strength and willingness to use it in a loving way to bring Mick and Jessi what they needed.  Watching as Jessi, Adam, and Mick worked through each and every one of their issues and that with each victory their love only became stronger, made it hard to put the book down when I needed to.  This is one threesome that needs to be together; they complement each other in so many ways that I really can’t explain.  You just really need to read their story and see how right they are for each other.  Coming Back is a ‘second chance at love’ story, but it’s so much more, too.  It’s friendships; it’s family you make—not just what you are born with and, of course, it’s a deep love.

FALLING UNDER by Lauren Dane

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OPENING UP by Lauren Dane

OPENING UP by Lauren Dane

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BACK TO YOU by Lauren Dane

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BROKEN OPEN by Lauren Dane

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BLADE ON THE HUNT by Lauren Dane

BLADE ON THE HUNT by Lauren Dane

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COUNT ON ME by Lauren Dane

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THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE by Lauren Dane

THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE by Lauren Dane

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BLADE TO KEEP by Lauren Dane

BLADE TO KEEP by Lauren Dane

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NEVER ENOUGH by Lauren Dane

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HEART OF DARKNESS by Lauren Dane

HEART OF DARKNESS by Lauren Dane

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CAKE by Lauren Dane

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GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT by Lauren Dane

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DRAWN TOGETHER by Lauren Dane

DRAWN TOGETHER by Lauren Dane

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UNCONDITIONAL by Lauren Dane

UNCONDITIONAL by Lauren Dane

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WILD DARKNESS by Lauren Dane

WILD DARKNESS by Lauren Dane

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