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Saturday, March 17, 2012

SWTWC volume 2 is coming...Tiger...and life update

Something Wicked This Way Comes volume 2 is available for pre-order at Kindle and B&N for May 1st. I’m really honored to be a part of this anthology set with so many talented authors. Jaid Black, Regina Carlysle, Katalina Leon, Aubrey Ross, and Diana Hunter, along with myself have stories in the volume 2. Here is the blurb for mine.
Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner

Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspects the kilt-wearing hottie is a vampire—he only goes out at night, has weird visitors and the blood bank is making regular deliveries. But he doesn’t seem to hurt anyone, so “live and let live” is Matty’s motto. Until she sees a guy armed with crosses and wooden stakes breaking into the neighbor’s house. Matty charges to the rescue—and ends up in Mr. Hottie’s bed…and on his desk…and…

Tiger is coming out April 10th where it is available for pre-order on Kindle and B&N. It hits Ellorascave on April 11th. It will be released at other vendors shortly after that. Blogger has cut out again and suddenly stopped allowing me to link so please go to my website for links. www.LaurannDohner.com Here is the blurb.

Book 7
in the New Species series.

Zandy’s had too much to drink and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She knows she’s going to die. When next her eyes open, a beautiful man-creature is holding her in his arms. He’s just too tempting to resist; her very own fallen angel. She wraps herself around his body, determined to have him. But when this angel turns out to be flesh and blood, reality crashes in she’s seducing a New Species.

Tiger’s shock quickly turns to intense passion when the human female kisses him, despite the fact she’s trying to get his clothes off while he’s engaged in a task force operation. He’s also made it clear he’ll never take a mate. Rather difficult when he and Zandy can’t keep their hands off each other. The taste and feel of his little human just leaves Tiger wanting more.

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all my readers, friends, and family. If you hadn’t heard, Wrath hit the New York Times and USA Today Best Sellers lists. I’m...stunned. Honestly. Humbled. I was a housewife with a love for writing, a dream that I refused to give up, and I never expected my books to do this well or be read by so many. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Every day I feel extremely blessed because I get to do what I love so very much. I also want to thank everyone at Ellorascave. They gave me an opportunity to get my stories out there and they have been so supportive, so wonderful, and have become like family to me. I can’t wait for Romanticon to come because I’m going to be hugging a LOT of people! LOL!!! They were also nice enough to put a fantastic banner up on the Ellorascave website.


On the home front...long story but we may have to start all over on the house hunt. We’ll find out next week. My life has been put on hold by this while we waited for everything to come together. They pushed back the closing four times. It’s really been...depressing but that’s life. Stuff happens. I’m going to look on the bright side if we don’t get the house. I fell in love with it, had mentally gone over every inch of it on where I wanted to put stuff, and imagined us living there but...if it comes down to it, we will find another one. Maybe we’ll love it more.

The down side is starting the process all over again. It won’t be easy finding a babysitter for our three younger children to take yet another trip or two to Vegas. The kids are in school so they probably won’t be able to go with us unless we plan to do it on a weekend. I can’t see them surviving looking at ten plus houses a day for two in a row without some major crankiness. LOL. Whatever happens, it will work out somehow. I’m a firm believer in that and I always have my sense of humor. I just hope there are plenty of houses available to look at that could close fast. It’s tough because we need a lot of room with our family and I’m set on getting my own office. No more writing in a corner of my living room!

On a personal note - Mr. Laurann and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary this Sunday!!! I get asked how we met and how I knew he was the one. It’s...kind of a funny story. I had come out of a really bad relationship and had sworn off men. Yeah. I think we’ve all been there, right??? I had promised myself that I’d take at least a year off from dating. A friend of mine called me and long story short, she introduced me to him. You know that saying opposites attract? It applies. LOL. By the time dinner was over I was fascinated by him. He was really smart, reserved, and...so not my type. That’s okay. I wasn’t his type either. LOL! We talked for days and started dating.

I knew he was the one when he took me and another friend of mine shopping at the mall. She had been invited to this formal event and we were sitting inside this dress store while she tried on gowns. A song came on over the speakers and he held out his hand to ask me to dance. Glass windows to the interior of the mall be damned. So there we were, slow dancing around racks of dresses to Wind Beneath My Wings and Under the Boardwalk (Bette Midler sung them). People stopped to gawk at us but we didn’t care because it was one of those moments when only the two of you exist. I knew then that he was the ‘one’ for me. He’s a hell of a man! Every year we get to spend together is the best one yet. He’s my best friend, my lover, and one day I hope to chase him around in my wheelchair despite knowing it won’t be hard to do since he’ll let me catch him. I love him beyond belief and I know he loves me that much too.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day and happy reading! I’m going to go write.



  1. Lauraann, I'm so honored to be in the SWTWC V2 anthology with you, Jaid,Regina, Aubrey and Diana. It's a dream come true.
    Happy Anniversary to you and the Mr!
    XXOO Kat

  2. Katalina, I'm so excited! It is a dream come true. Thank you and I'm honored to share a book with you and Jaid, Regina, Aubrey, and Diana too.

  3. Never really understood how opposites attract but you are your hubby are living proof. So if he's the reserved type then you must be the go fun and crazy type. Congrats to you both in a successful and happy marriage.

  4. LOL. That's true, Mary. Thank you.

  5. Laurann,
    Loved the story about you and Mr. Laurann. A very happy anniversary to you both!

    Lessee, anniversary coming up with the love of your life, making the bestseller lists (again), realizing a life's dream....house or no house, your life IS an HEA.

    The house...hang in there. It WILL all work out in the end.


  6. Thank you, Catwoman. I...am so blessed. It's hard to complain about the house considering. LOL!

  7. Happy Anniversary Laurann! Congratulations on Wrath, I'm so looking forward to Tiger. Best of luck with the house, I hope you don't have to find another.

  8. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! And congrats on the huge success of Wrath!

    I can't wait for Tiger!

  9. It is so nice to hear that good things are happening to good people. You seem like such a nice, down-to-earth woman that went after what you wanted and now you are reaping the rewards! Here's hoping for years & years more of great writing and lots of love with Mr. Laurann!

  10. Well, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND MR. D!! Have a wonderful time celebrating together! Love the story of you finding each other... My hubby and I are the epitome of opposites attract as well. Who would have thunkit! :)
    Sorry about the house mess, but I am with you, it will all work out. There is a perfect home out there waiting for you all if this does not come through.
    Again Congrats on Wrath. I have Tiger on pre-order and now I will add SWTWC!

  11. Congrats, congrats, and congrats. I hope you have a fabulous anniversary. :)

  12. Dear Laurann,
    Congrat for you good book Wrath and SWTWC volume 2 Tiger
    and also for Wrath who hit the New York Times and USA Today Best Sellers lists.And I hope you will find your dream house here we have the same problem stay positif and your dream will come true.
    Have a nice Sunday with all your family and happy anniversary for you and your dear Mr.D

  13. that's a gorgeous visual you've given me Laurann, dancing around the shop wiht people gawping in - a story just waiting to be wrote!! =)
    And BIG congrats on your success *smile* popping champers for you here! :O)

  14. Thank you. We are going to cuddle on the couch, watch all the movies we've missed (kids...they don't do movie theaters well) and eat our favorite foods. That's our dream date. Spending time together. I'll let everyone know about the house. We should know for sure sometime tomorrow by the end of the day. Fingers crossed. If not...we'll find one. LOL. I'm really set on getting that office and more than one bathroom! LOL!!!

  15. Just wanted to say happy anniversary and thanks for the hours of great reading--bobbie

  16. Wow, love your story of you and Mr. Laurann! It takes a real man to take a woman in his arms and dance like the world isn't looking!

  17. Laurann-i just had such a goofy smile on my face the whole time i read your story about your hubby! What a sweet story! :) happy anniversary!

    Congrats on another bestseller! I knew it was going to happen :) im so excited for you.

    On the other hand im seriously bummed out about your whole house issue grrrrr! I hope it works out!!!

  18. We got the house!!! Thank you, everyone.

  19. WOO-HOO!!!! Congrats on the house! Pictures, pictures, pictures.

    BTW, when are you going to write the romance novel fictionalizing your courtship? 8^)


  20. So happy for you! Now the REALLY hard part comes, PACKING....and MOVING........

    Sigh, I guess that means no new books for awhile. lol

  21. They hadn't gotten all the paperwork done and said they wouldn't in time. So...they managed to get it together FINALLY after making us believe the house was lost to us.

    Dallas, it might slow me down just a tiny bit but I'm still writing. My husband is in charge of most of the packing while I am at the new house letting in repair men and painters. I'll be working on my computer in the kitchen at the island...supervising them work with my attention on the books instead of them. I just hope they don't notice that fact. LOL! We're downsizing our junk so it's mostly sorting the 'take' and 'trash' piles.

    Luckily my current home isn't big so it shouldn't take more than a few days to get it done. I've got a lot of experience moving. On the day of the moving when stuff arrives...I'd bet money that I have it all put away in a day. Yeah...I have experience with this. LOL!

  22. Congratulations on the house. I used to be good at moves - but after 20 years in our house, I wouldn't even want to think about it. I'm still working on getting the kids out - they keep coming back with extra. :-)

  23. Dear Laurann,

    I am very happy that you found a house for you and your dear family it will be a lot of work.
    Hope you find good movers
    Have a nice Thursday

  24. Congrats on the new home. Enjoy.

    BTW do you know when Mating Heat's next book come out?

  25. Congrats on getting the house!! You are going to love living in Vegas!! (now stop reading and go write!! LOL) jk

  26. Congrates on the best sellers lists, your anniversary and the house! Good luck with the move and keep those new releases coming. I can't read 'em fast enough! - Chartiy

  27. Saw the cover for Obsidian at "Redlines and Deadlines" blog, awesome! Chomping at the bit for "Tiger". Hope the moving is going well.

    1. OMG!!!! Just saw the cover for Obsidian...hold on while I try to climb into the freezer right after I get my monitor to stop smoking!!! Yummy!!

  28. OMG, OMG, O.M.G.!!!

    And I thought Brawn sent my monitor into meltdown! Gotta get some iced tea, an icebag for my forehead and a portable fan...*pant*, *pant*, :::thud:::

    Catwoman (Yes, I now have to get a new monitor, TYVM...)

  29. Just finished book 7 in Cyborg Seduction series and loved it! Books 5-7 are the best with great female heroines. The others make the females look like ninnies. Glad you decided to have them act like adults. Hope there are other books in the series' future.