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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lacey and Lethal has a release date - July 24th!


 
 
 
Lacey and Lethal is the book linked to Scarred and Kilt (Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 2) and Mine to Chase. It’s up at Ellorascave. I’m not sure when it will be added to Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and various other sites. I’m sorry I just have the one link. I know some of you had problems reading the excerpt so I’ll walk you through it. Go to this LINK, look at the cover, and click on the magnifying glass on the top right of the book cover. Another window will pop open. Now look at the bottom left side of that window. Excerpt is right there. You click it and it will show up for you.
 
Blurb
 
Lacey hunts vampires—vile monsters who leave death and shattered lives in their wake. They murdered her sister and she wants revenge. Until she captures a big, sexy, blue-eyed vamp, and the strong attraction she feels contradicts everything she’s become. But she can’t resist getting closer. Just looking at him makes her mouth water and her thighs clench.
Lethal can’t believe the little lass got the better of him. He’s been drugged and chained, but he’s more insulted than concerned. She’s bold, fearless, as she straddles his hips and threatens to use his body, teach him how it feels to be taken without consent. Now he’s intrigued and eager to get her out of her clothes. She swears he’s the enemy, but he’s determined to be her lover.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
 
 
 
In other news...Moon hit the NY Times Bestseller list and USA Today’s lists. Thank you so much!!! Sometimes I can’t believe it when I see my name and my books there. It feels surreal. Honestly. I never thought that so many people would read my books. I had a dream but it never involved any lists. LOL. I’ve come a LONG way from writing in my spare time and bribing my friends to read my books just to get feedback. My friends, a lot of them, don’t really read books so you can imagine how challenging it was to get them to sit down for a few hours. Now I get to do what I love and I just feel so blessed that so many people spend their hard earned money to read what I write. THANK YOU!!!

(Ellorascave made this awesome banner. I LOVE EC!!!)

 
 
(the click link is THIS)


I bought an office house and its operational. I’m putting in the mega hours to work on books. I’m behind...have been for months. I apologize for that. I got ill and then my private life became a bit hectic. Now I have a place to go without interruptions. No phones (I take my cell for emergencies), no one ringing the doorbell (if they do, I ignore it because it’s just someone selling something), and no cats, kids, or loud noises besides whatever music I’m playing. I’ll be turning in books to my editor by the end of summer. I WILL catch up. It was a long and difficult debate inside my head on  if the added expenses of having an office house were justified. In the end...getting the books written and turned in was my priority. So YES. It is totally worth it. LOL!


Writing isn’t easy but it is fun. You are in a story―typing along...and then bam! Something pulls you out. A noise. A kid coming into my office. Someone calling to talk to me. The cats jumping on my desk and trying to lay on my keyboard or scratching at the back of my chair. I would have to reread everything I’d written to get back into the story...and it’s time consuming. Your head has to be in the right place. Sometimes that’s hard to do with constant distractions. Now I’ll get in some fantastic word count and really move forward with each book. It took time to set everything up at the O.H (office house) but now it’s ready to go.


I’ve seen a drastic increase in the amount of writing and editing I get done. Yippee! I really want to get books out for ALL my series, close a few of them by completing the books I want to write for them, and...launch the new 'not so secret' series that I’ve been talking about for about a year and a half. I am REALLY excited about my ‘not so secret’ series and I’ve gotten amazing feedback from the few people who have read the first book in it. I refuse to launch it until at least five books are completed in that series. Why? I get asked that. I don’t want people who read them to have to wait a long time between those books. It’s tough juggling so many series. It really is. I don’t want to neglect them and unfortunately, there’s only one of me. Cloning...I dream...but it’s not really going to happen. Five of me would be AWESOME. I could assign each clone a series and crack the whip to write. LOL! So with that said, I’m going to write books for the current series and close them out. Cyborgs and New Species will remain open. That means that I don’t have a set amount of books I plan to write for them. I keep adding books to write to those two series.


Riding the Raines - all the brothers, including Trip and Adam WILL get books. I have partials on all of them. Some are over half done. I’m dedicating time to get the next book out to you.

 
Mating Heat - The rest of the brothers and Alpha Elroy get books. I have partials and Cousin Brand’s book is almost complete. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for Kane’s book. I’ll probably write that one too.

 
Zorn Warriors - Vhon, Coto, and Vinlotti get books. I know some of you want books about their children. I’m seriously considering it but those would come at a later date. Much later.

 
Once I close at least one or two of those series out...I should have used up enough of my ‘spare/fun’ time to have finished the first five books in the ‘not so secret’ series...and I’ll put out a book trailer for the series so you get a hint about what it’s about. I can’t wait to upload that video. LOL. I have daydreamed about what it will look like. Those first five books will be turned in at the same time so their release dates are set...you’ll know when to expect them. By the time the 5th one is released...I should have plenty of time to write a few more of them.


I hope that answered a lot of the questions I get about books and what is coming in what series. New Species...there will be a LOT of books. You should see my ‘to write’ list on that series. It’s LONG. Cyborgs...Gene, Sky, Deviant, Mavo...and I keep adding names. Vollis is requested a lot. He’s on the list. In other words...I’m going to be spending a lot of time at the office house and doing what I love―writing!


Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and for allowing me to do this by buying my books. You guys ROCK!

 

Laurann

256 comments:

  1. Super busy!!! I know you'll be loving the office house with the kids home for Summer vacation.

    Can't wait for more cyborgs!!! Congrats on Moon's NYT and USA Today numbers! So awesome. :D

    Looking forward to Lacey and Lethal. Have a fantastic week. :D

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  2. Thank you so much, Dawn. Congrats on your new release with Ditter!

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    1. I am Brazilian, already read the 10 books of the New Species series.
      You need to write a romance between a primate and a human.
      Can be between Jericho and a human
      Can be between Smile and a human
      Nothing will happen between Amanda and the Flame?
      Poor Brass, took one out of Trisha and did not win a mate.
      I wonder how it would be Jericho as a lover!
      Please write more books about the New Species!

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  3. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! You are so sweet to worry about us in all of this - MUAH! What an amazing woman you are! Congrats on EVERYTHING - you deserve all the accolades and then some! I love following your work, your silliness, and your progress on everything in between!!! Enjoy it all because you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO deserve it!

    Marni (AKA Rehvs Shellan :) )

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  4. Thank you so much. You'll get plenty of silliness from me. LOL!!!

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  5. Thanks so much for taking the time and sending out a blog post! YOU'RE THE ONE THAT ROCKS! I am looking forward to Lethal and Lacey's story and can't wait to find out what the "not so secret" series is about. I hope you enjoy your new office house and get a TON of books finished and caught up. *HUGS*

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  6. Thanks so much for the post and update. I love when authors are so down to earth and honestly appreciate their fans. Your books are one of my few auto buys. Yes....your books are just that awesome. Take a breather when needed...LOL. Oh and I'm very excited to know NS and Cyborgs are open for more. :)

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  7. What you just did gave me hope of what is to come in the next moths regarding my book buying situation. I better start putting away money for all the books;-) it sounds fantastic ;-) I can hardly wait. It seems like you are working your little fingers to the bone;-) Thank You so much for that. I wish I could translate all your books so that my friends and other people in Poland could read them as well. They would love it as much as me- in fact I know that - every time new book comes out I have to translate and say what it is about to my two best friends:-) Thanks so much for all the update Laurann- you're the best!

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  8. Congratulations, you deserve all your success. I love & have all your books, NS is my favourite, followed very closely by Mating Heat, not forgetting those delicious Raines :P I just want to lick them all over lol.
    Much as I'd love to keep you locked up in your OH don't forget to have a real life, especially with your hubby (just call it "research"!
    Take care xxx

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  9. Moon deserved to be first in bandage,I have not had the opportunity to read, because I just read Shadow,here in my country, the thing is slower, but I know I love how all the other NE. Congratulations on the books and the your new space.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE the New Species books. I've read them all multiple times, and can't wait for the next one to come out! Thank you for all the great stories!

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  11. Congratulations dear Laurann! You deserve it!
    I've loved your New Species and Zorn Warriors series so far, and I'd love to see a book on Commander Volder in Zorn Warriors, though he was a meanie... :-D lol
    Cheers!

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  12. Dear Lauran,
    Please donot close Zorn book. I'd love to see abook abut Zapal and Volder and Sashal will be good.

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  13. I can't wait for the next New Species book.

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  14. Dear Laurann,
    You are trualy a wonderful writer! Your books captures the imagination and draws you into a world of excitement. I adore the New Spesies, Cyborg and Zorn Warriors books!! I am unable to put the books down!! I would really love to read your new "not so secret" series and I can't wait for the next books in your series.

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  15. hello dear miss dhoner i read every book of ur's i could put my hands on , although it sometimes a challenge I must say, because i live in Israel, but all the same i wanted to say ur a very talented woman i love how u could make the most factionary things believable in ur writing and i enjoy reading them immensely congratulations on moon, truth being told the moment i finished reading it i known it is going to be a big success, and do take care of ur self, books are important but health and family always come first

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    1. parden '' misses dohner''

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  16. Finished Moon.....made myself wait almost a month before starting it and LOVED it! Whens the next one!! LOL

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  17. Dear Laurann, thanks for your books. I love all of them. I can't wait for each new release. I read a ton of books. It's is one of my favorite things to do. You are one of my favorite authors. One of my favorite things about you is the fact that you release so many books. I never have a long wait for a new book. That is the greatest gift that you give your fans. We love living in your world and we keep getting more. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep on writing and I will keep buying them. Lots of love, Sandi

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  18. Hello Mrs Donher

    Thanks for your books, they are awesome!

    I would like to read more about Zorn warriors, specially a love story starring Volder!

    His proud was devastated in Tempting Rever and probably he needs a hottier woman who can help recovering him. :P

    Well, I have more characters on mind, like Zapal, Borvon, etc

    Kisses

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  19. Dohner, you are seriously an inspiration to writers everywhere. I love everything you said about the writing distractions that occurs in daily life, as well as wanting to finish a couple of series so WE won't have to wait (one of my pet peeves, and plan on doing exactly what you are doing for my future readers!). I just really look forward to you "not so secret" secret book (Did you post a blog saying what they might be about?), and many more works from you. Love your stories, your writing, you period, I gues is what i'm trying to say. Glad life is stable for now and you're taking advantage of that while it lasts. LOL. Once again, looking forward to more good reading coming my from you. As ever, you never fail to disappoint this reader.
    Talk to you soon,
    L.Bucio

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  20. Dear Laurann,

    on behalf of all the Navy chicks currently deployed to the middle of nowhere-ville I'd like to say thank you! Whenever we feel a little down or frustrated we pick up one of your books and immediately feel better. Thank you so much for giving all of us these amazing worlds we can escape to. You rock and we can't wait for the next book to come out.

    Respectfully,
    The girls of Squadron 139

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    2. The best reading for down time or whenever ; )

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  21. Hello Laurann and people there!

    Can anyone tell me which is the new "not so secret" serie that Laurann has been talking about?

    and which thema

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    1. Hi Hestia. I believe that ms. Dohner is referring to her vampire series. This blog post calls attention to her latest output, Lacey and Lethal. Mine to Chase was the one before that. And then somewhere in there in Scarred and Kilt (?). I may have that title wrong. So far her vampire series is not to the same level of fandom as her New Species or Cyborg series.

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    2. Thanks for the info!
      I hope the new serie about vampires is good or better than Zorn, Cyborgs or NS.

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    3. You're welcome! The only one I've read is Scarred and Kilt. It was part of an anthology from Ellora's Cave publisher. Mine to Chase got mixed reviews. I chose not to buy it only because the price seemed high for a short novel. I'm sure that eventually I will give in and buy it though. LOL.

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  22. I am Brazilian, already read the 10 books of the New Species series.
    You need to write a romance between a primate and a human.
    Can be between Jericho and a human
    Can be between Smile and a human
    Nothing will happen between Amanda and the Flame?
    Poor Brass, took one out of Trisha and did not win a mate.
    I wonder how it would be Jericho as a lover!
    Please write more books about the New Species!

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    1. On Laurann's Facebook page, her "helper" Ditter Kellen mentions that definitely Jericho gets a book. I read somewhere that Amanda and Flame will get a book--a conversation between Joy and Flame in "Moon" alludes to a chance at renewing Flame's pursuit of Amanda. Brass' book is on the list as well, but Vengence is slated before that. At least that's the intel I picked up.

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  23. I love JUSTICE, the best book, of serie.

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  24. I would love to read about a primate! Love Jericho and smiley. Can't wait for the next one about true. Love all the books. Huge fan!

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    1. Let's do a campaign that Laura writes about new primate species.
      I will make hunger strike!!

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    2. Yeah we should lol! I really want to read about both Smiley and Jericho. Their stories are overdue.

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  25. Hi!

    Please look at this older post, in which Mrs Dohner tells a lot about the next NS books, i.e. Leo with Human, Darkness too etc.

    http://lauranndohner.blogspot.de/2012/11/answers-to-questions-while-i-was-out-of.html?m=1

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    1. Thanks for sharing

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  26. I know they are getting books I read that post but I can't wait. LOL!

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  27. Hey, Lacey and Lethal are out a day early! They just magically appeared on my Kindle! WooHOO!!

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  28. Woohoo i just found some laurann dohner books ready for pre order on audible.com. release date has passed but im gonna keep checking :) mix of each series as far as i can see!!! Omg im so excited because ill be able to listen as im on the bus and not miss my stop again,because im too engrossed in the books x

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  29. They have updated to a September release for all books

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    1. Hi

      Where can I find this information

      THanks

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    2. They are on audible.co.uk just put lauranns name into search bar :)

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  30. I just have to know! will there be a book for Jericho from new species? thank you.

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  31. is this site being still being updated its been some time are there any other sites with updates

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    1. Ms. Dohner has only been updating this blog when she has a book coming out. And even then she only checks on posts for maybe a week after updating. To be fair, she does admit in this particular update she is behind in her writing due to health issues that lingered all winter.

      So, until she gets caught up on her many series that we all love, her blog and facebook updates are few and far between. Personally, as much as I get a fan thrill from interacting with my favorite authors, getting the newest book is more important to me than a weekly update. :)

      But, hey, we still have each other to answer questions, right?

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  32. Still, it was fun to get updates, tidbits about the characters, hints about who the next book was gonna be about, etc. I miss that...

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    1. I know what your sayin'--I miss the updates too. Maybe when she's caught up, she will start updating her blog more often.

      I ♥ New Species and the Cyborgs.

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  33. Looks like Ms. Dohner will be having a trivia contest tonight (Friday, August 16) around 5pm Eastern time.
    Log into Facebook and go to her facebook page to answer questions. *This hasn't been confirmed--so let's cross our fingers!

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  34. I don't have a Facebook account, and I really don't want one. Oh well, not gonna worry about it...

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    1. Hi Cylver. I understand what you're saying. I used to feel the same way about Facebook. I have my privacy settings pretty high and so I currently just use it to follow postings by my favorite authors.

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  35. Hey Ladies--there will be another trivia contest on Monday, August 19 at 5pm eastern time. Laurann Dohner's facebook page.

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  36. In her Facebook Laurann Dohner said she had to rewriten True almost the entire book. She must be very busy...

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  37. Maybe one or two of you could mention that we miss her here and that it's been a while...

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    1. I messaged your message to her :) , whether she gets it or not remains to be seen lol x

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  38. she did promise to update on a regular basis i know she is busy but a few lines on a blog for a writer could'n take that long

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  39. I agree u Anonymous. I cannot write anything in Laurann Dohner's Facebook page, only read because my friendship request has Not been accepted.

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  40. @Hestia
    Did she finished rewriting True or still in progress?

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  41. Hi Anonymous
    I understood that the book is still in process so Laurann Dohner has not sent it for editing. :-(

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  42. Someone asks Mrs Dohner about True and she answers this (on Facebook)

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    SO.....How's True coming? LOL. Sorry going through New Species WITHDRAWAL

    Laurann Dohner
    It's going slower than I like. I'm pretty much rewriting the entire book and I've added over 50,000 words to it. I'm going to test the limit of max word count on this one. LOL

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  43. She wanted to release 6 books in 2013 IIRC.
    But all we've got so far is 1 book and 2 short stories.
    Personally I do not consider short stories as "books".


    She said she almost done with Brand, Blackie and River books. Why not finished them first, send them to editor and then start True project??? Readers would have something while waiting for next NS book.

    And then WHY writing book about character READERS don't know and DO NOT care about when there is so many characters waiting for story we would LOVE to read?

    I don't understand her logic.

    I personally do not feel the thrill when I think of True's book. I do not anticipate it. Why would I? I couldn't care less of his character.

    What I do feel is disappointment and anger that hundreds of people practically BEGGED her for Vengeance, Flame or Jericho's books and she gives a **** about her fans and what they want.

    I love Mrs. Dohner writing but I hate the way she treats people.

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    1. Hi anonymous
      I agree with you. We, her readers were waiting for previous characters Brass, Jericho, Bestial, Flame, Leo, etc and suddenly appears True, is he 927 from Valiants book? dont anything about him.

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    2. Give her a break. She was ill and got behind. She already said she is putting these books out in chronological order. And True helped Moon in the last book. Flame may not be ready to follow his heart yet.

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    3. Laurann has a life, family, commitments, health and lots of other time-consuming things apart from writing. It's not like she has mini elves helping with her every whim. Also, the writing creative process is organic. If she feels like True's book needs to come out before the others, then that's her choice. If you really are a loyal reader then just be happy with what and when she delivers instead of whining like a child when she doesn't publish a book every other month like a robot.

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  44. Moon another great book. You are always on my must read list. Cyborgs, New Species, Mates, Zorn Warriors and Raines oh my.

    Congratulations to you, congratulations to you, congratulations to you dear Laurann, congratulations to you. You ARE one very TALENTED author. Note: Be thankful you didn't hear sing the above to you. I have been told I make dogs and cats cry with my singing.

    Hope you took some well deserved time for yourself and your family this summer. Look forward to reading whatever comes out next. A big thank you from Laura in NY.

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  45. Ive already pre ordered the first three new species books on audible, when i have all new species im gonna start on the other series :D

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  46. More Books Please! I'm *dying* over here. Have been re-reading while waiting. Love, love, love your cyborg and new spieces books- they are such original premise lines, I like that your characters are so untypical. Thanks so much!

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  47. i love your writing can't wait for Vengeance book...i love your New Species series all books so far are great and can't wait for more books from you...you are my favourite writer and i send you my best wishes and kiss and hugs from bulgaria thank you:)

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  48. Just finished Cyborg series; prior to that the New Species one. I'm starting Zorn Warriors now. I had to learn never, ever, ever, EVER to start one of your series if I have work to do. Things go undone because I end up lost in the worlds you create. The Cyborgs were awesome (I loved the redemption of Zorus simply because he came across as so irredeemable. I love what you did with him. I can't tell you how many super late nights I spent because I couldn't put a story down. I have to take a break, do some real work, then come back to book one of Zorn. I really hope I have the strength to do that (smile)!! Great books.

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    1. I didn't. Blew right through the Zorns, too. Sigh.

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    2. Yeah my favourite Cyborg is Zorus, l love him!!!!

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  49. OMG almost three months with no updates, I'm gonna die of anxiety.

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  50. I did the dreaded and made a new facebook account ditter has posted today that laurann has had an op to remove a cyst, and has been told she cant go upstairs for 24 hrs. She was hoping to finish true today but will only be able to work on it tomorrow, when she hopes to finish it, so i think it will be soon ladies

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  51. I've waited patiently, like everyone else, but am finally irritated that for THREE MONTHS we can't get so much as an update from a WRITER. I think it's unreasonable to keep your fans in the dark, if you need time to write we understand- take a year even but give a heads up! I feel like she's avoiding us like the plague. At this rate, if this is how it's going to be for the next 75 books I'm considering just dropping the series cause ill be dead by the 19th book and all the waiting will have been for nothing. FYI I'm 25. We're eager because we WANT to read the series not because we need to so don't sleep on us.

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    1. I totally agree. She hasn't responded to this blog in a long time. She writes new books about characters we have no interest in when everyone is begging her for stories about Brass, Ven, Breeze, etc. It comes across as arrogance. If she no longer cares what I think then I can spend my money on authors who DO respond when I write to them. Your indifference is costing you your fan base, Laurann.

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    2. I'm with you, ladies.
      I have an impression that we, her fans, are importunate flies that irritates the hell out of her!

      Her hiring the assistant (this ditter lady) to handle her fans speaks volumes how much annoying she finds us.

      She seems to forget that that was OUR money that bought her fancy, new house and honestly I refuse to waste more of my money on someone who treats me like shit on the heel. Because I just DO NOT believe that she didn't have five minutes in past THREE MONTHS to write simple: "Hi, I'm still in progress with True but I remember and appreciate that you're supporting me and waiting patiently for my next book." She takes us for granted.

      To bad success went to her head. :(

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    3. I thought the same, I am not going to buy True or another book from Laurann anymore.

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    4. Couldn't agree more. You guys are 100% right!

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    5. She has had a busy year. She moved, helped her mother move, got sick. On top of that she has a family that deserves her time also. She got behind in her writing and hiredcan assistant to help her. That is not ditching her fans, merely trying to make her own life a little easier. If you have followed her blogs you know she has her own schedule gorwhich characters get books and does NOT take fan suggestions. She has been very open about this.

      Many of my favorite authors do not have a blog at all. Give the woman a break. I don't know about you guys, but there was a time in my life where I was to busy to get to the Internet, let alone consid er r blogging.

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    6. Well said teresa, i agree with you that people .need to read what she actually puts on here.

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    7. "...that people .need to read what she actually puts on here."


      Actually if you were avid reader of this blog you would know that Laurann has a tendency to put on here a lot of promises, she has huge problem to keep. Go through past posts and see for yourself that every time she wrote about finishing book by some deadline she ALWAYS failed and then ALWAYS came in with excuses.

      You wrote September 3rd she was a day from finishing True and she planned to finish the book tomorrow (September 4th). She didn't update here or FB so I'm guessing she didn't go through with it. AGAIN. No surprise.

      I learned long time ago not to believe her words. Unfortunately, she has a issues with consistency.

      As for ignoring her fans and their requests, she simply sabotaging herself. Her prerogative, though. But if you own a shop - being rude and indifferent to your client and his/her wishes is the simplest way to lose a customer.

      It's not very wise to alienate people you make money on.

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    8. My love, laurann dohner has had surgery on her leg today. They removed a cyst the size of a walnut from the back of her leg. Its still bleeding and hurts like hell. She´s not allowed to use the stairs for the next 24 hours. She´s really disappointed because she wanted to finish True tonight.... She said to tell you all that she will try her level best to have it done tomorrow night. She loves you all and wanted to keep you updated. Thank you


      Was posted complete with picture of said op site by ditter on wednesday.

      I note the will try her best comment and also the will finish, not to read but to send to editor, besides i dont really care how long a book takes to write because i read hundreds of books and enjoy them all as a general rule. I buy the books for my own enjoyment not because of the auther, hence i never read reviws because i like to make up my own mind. At the end of the day its up to you what you do buteveryone has their own opinion

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    9. OMG SERIOUSLY?!? Sulking and stamping your feet like whiny little petulant children justcos she is unable to write faster or not in the sequence you demanded or cos she doesn't update as often? GET A LIFE! 'Cos she obviously has one! And let's not forget, she had SURGERY! I'm sure the FIRST thing she said to the nurse after surgery was, "oooh, please get me a laptop 'cos I need to write or my angry little fans will be pissed at me for not being a good little writing slave.". Everyone just needs to shut up and be happy she still writes despite shit fan like you idiots. I hope she takes as much time as she needs to recover and I will be happy for ANY future books she can possibly put out.

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    10. this topic is stupid to take all this so personaly i like the books so i read tham not coz the writer is nice or coz she posts eny thing
      and frenkly u are annoing so u cant blame other people for thinkin that ..... get a life whan the book is out ull know in the mean time chill out and hang on , peace out Y ( i know my english sucks so ... )

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  52. Well i for one will continue to buy lauranns books, when you look at other authors they dont update often on blogs, and books can be few and far between, theres info on facebook that comes on, but i know some dont have that, i recently started a facebook account because it was stated somewhere, that this site wouldnt be updated as often for a while.

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  53. The question is you read a book because of the book or because of the author in first hand ?
    I'll be going to read her book even if she doesn't update her blog.
    ok it's cool to have some news, but I don't mind if there is no update and I can read the books when they are published.

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  54. Well, Laurann has the right to choose which character she is going to write about but it was huge effort to tell us, her readers, why is she writing True and who he is?
    NOt a long explanation but something like "True is a central story from which are developing others".
    Etc.

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  55. I think that all those people that keep going on about not updating her blog should shut up. If you do not like go somewhere else. For I will keep buying her books because they are good. So there.

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  56. I totally agree. I love her books (especially the Zorn warriors). Why should I give up reading them just because she doesn't update her blog? Isn't she allowed to have a life where unexpected things happen? As stated before, GIVE HER A BREAK.

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  57. Ima gonna go off on a rant, so if you’re easily offended. Stop reading now. Part 1

    I’m just as disappointed as anyone else that the blog hasn’t been updated, but I don’t believe for one second that LD is dismissing her fans or treating us like shit. And frankly, the whining and self-entitlement here is just pissing me off! She has admitted to ill health and issues in her private life. Where is your compassion? Lingering illnesses can have profound effects—lack of focus, depression, lack of energy, etc. The advent of FB and blogging gives the illusion that authors are uber accessible-- but this is her life! The woman is allowed to take a break. Just because she hasn’t told us every little detail of her life doesn’t mean that she’s ignoring her fans. She still published 2 novels by July and is almost done with another. (FYI, I got sick in January and it was only in the last 2 months that I have been able to even interact with anyone. So, unless it’s your life you have no room to throw stones. IMO)

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  58. Rant: Part 2
    As for making promises she can’t deliver—that’s between LD and her publisher. LD has published 28—yes, 28—novels since 2009. That’s a phenomenal output for a writer. Writing is a creative process—it’s not like baking a casserole and telling everyone that “dinner’s ready at 6, come and get it.” Sometimes ideas and words flow smoothly, sometimes not. It sounds like bringing True’s story to life has been tougher than she expected. Also, I’ve noticed that many authors have more than one series in production so that they don’t get burnt out writing the same thing over and over—my guess is that’s why she’s published her vampire series.

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  59. Rant: Part 3
    The character order that LD writes her series is her choice. These novels are HER intellectual and creative output. If she has a vision the overall story arc will take, then that is how it will be. She has admitted she will be writing the stories of our fan favorites, such as Brass, Ven, Flame, Breeze, Sky, etc. Stomping our feet and whining that we want our Christmas presents NOW, isn’t productive or reasonable. We should be thankful she is still writing. I’ve run across several authors who just abandon writing completely in mid-series. Jaid Black, the founder of Ellora’s Cave, is the most notable example. In my opinion, the only thing an author owes her readers is a well written story for our money. I feel that LD gives us that.

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    1. Martha...you expressed yourself very well and on most points I have to agree. I understand that even with the best of intentions life tends to intrude, however; even though she loves what she does, Laurann is not authoring books as a hobby. This is a business and the way she makes her living. I have to agree with a previous comment that if you owned a shop and were consistently indifferent to your customers they will go elsewhere. If I pay someone for a product or service and they don't hold up their end I will fire them or spend my money elsewhere. If I consistently gave excuses about why I keep missing deadlines to the person who signs MY paycheck I'd quickly find myself in the street. This is a business, not a coffee-klatch with your girlfriends.

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    2. Kathy, I understand your reasoning and appreciate your comment, but we definately disagree! LOL. I feel LD was completely upfront about her health issues and being behind in her writing. She may have set a goal to release True, but I (for the life of me) am unable to find a specific deadline listed on any of her posts. I see where she WANTED to be done , but nothing that says it was due to her publisher by X date.

      After reading your post earlier today, I turned into a "crazy-stalker fan" and checked out LD's personal FB page. I noticed that she essentially stopped posting much of anything by June 27th in order to focus on her writing. That personally doesn't strike me as someone who is treating this is a hobby or a coffee-klatch with her BFFs.

      I'm also confused about you comparing this book release with a "goods not delivered" issue. I don't believe any of us have paid for True yet. So,(as I understand your comment in this context) you state you would fire someone for missing deadlines. OK. But, was LD aware or agree to any timetable other than what she personally set with her publisher?

      I don't mean to be harsh. I honestly believe the anger and frustration from you and other posters stems from the fact that we LOVE her books. We WANT more, and we want to hear from her--that's why we read her blog and follow the comments. But I'd rather have her working on a book than an update. And I firmly believe that health issues take priority over my personal desire to read a new book.

      Kathy, where you spend your money is your choice, just as I choose where to spend mine. But IMO we need to stop taking it personally when the blog is not updated and CHILLAX.

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    3. Kathy, you sound like one of those unsympathetic employers who would fire an employee if they were sick in the hospital. Or, if they were late because of an accident on the way to work and could prove they were in an accident, but you still would fire them for being late. Another example would be if they were unable to come in because a dependent family member was ill. Boy, I sure wouldn't want you for an employer.

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  60. Well said Martha. I totally agree!

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  61. Well, girls, I 100% agree with Kathy. If Laurann has hired an assistant why we still have no news? Repeat, She is the author who can write about anyone but if she has readers who ask for other characters, IT would be nice to tell us why True. Not a complete plot just few lines.

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  62. Ok ladies, I sent a message to LD through FB messaging asking if she planned to update her blog soon, and if not, could I post some storyline updates from her FB personal page posts. She said she's tried to find time to update but hasn't been able to yet. She did give her permission for me to share upcoming story line hints. FYI, I scrolled through 165 messages from a post on June 27th to find these tidbits for us. And if you're wondering--NO, she hasn't added me a FB "friend". This is all public accessible posts.

    LD says she has over 20 future books planned for New Species and that the list keeps growing. Here are some of the hints that I was able to write down. Not every character was mentioned, so don’t freak out if I don’t have hints for certain fan favorites. (Smiley, I’m talking about you sweetie.) She has stated on other blog posts that they will get books. The timelines for her books overlap, and many partials are already written so she is working on piecing together the correct order of the stories. They are all interconnected so that means new(er) character’s stories may need to be told first as there may be a cause and effect in later books.

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  63. Some of this commentary is my own, but I think you can tell which.

    Part 1
    Breeze—a large portion of her book is written. LD hints that “everyone will be happy” with her human male and that it’s someone from the Task Force with the initial “T”. My guess is it’s gotta be Trey, right?

    Creek—(She had the most interaction at Reservation with Zandy and I think Tammy) She has a partial story written with a male “younger and hotter than Tim”. Does this mean someone from the Task Force?

    Flame—A large portion is of his book is written. Let’s hope he follows his heart and calls Amanda. I know many readers don’t like her, but I think she uses bravado and a smart mouth to hide a wounded heart. I feel she afraid to believe she’s truly worthy of love.

    Brass—most of his book is written, but evidently Trey’s story has to come out first. What happens in Trey’s book affects events in Brass’ book.

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  64. Part 2

    Harley—Lives up to his namesake! Harley likes to ride his bike in full leathers, his helmet hiding his distinctive NS features. Bad boy that he is, that means he sneaks off Reservation as often as he can. During one ride, he nearly runs over a woman having the worst day of her life. She’s a tough cookie, but her car has broken down on the side of the road and can use a helping hand. Well, it’s a good thing Harley is there to offer her a ride. Let's hope he get's some badboy tatoos. Vroom, vroom, baby!

    Darkness—his female is introduced in another book, so his story is further down the line. When we read his story it will be explained why he chose the name “Darkness”. Expect to have a few tissues ready—readers of the partial say it’s a tearjerker. Darkness’ female is an FBI agent who is sent undercover to the NSO. Her job is to report NSO information to her boss—-a major **** who has a grudge against NS. (Could it be Director Boris from Fury’s story? Remember, he's the one that tried to get Ellie to lie about Fury and file a false report.) As the NSO interrogator, Darkness is more attuned to falsehoods, so he’s skeptical of the FBI agent’s cover story.

    Ven—As more NS are found and freed, Reservation is outgrowing it’s boundaries. NS offer to buy land from the surrounding land owners and if someone refuses to sell, NS of course accepts their decision. The problem is(as usual), the anti-NS (a)holes who decide that THEY want the surrounding land in order to continue the harassment of NS and they are prepared to do anything to get it. Ven’s future female is a woman who has refused to sell. She lives just outside the walls and when she is attacked Ven must rescue her. If you remember from Shadow, Ven adopted a litter of pit bull puppies that were abandoned at the gate of Reservation. Somehow these rescues are able to play some role in Ven’s story –do they protect Ven’s female?

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  65. Part3

    Jaded—He’s one of the Council members and described as “pretty” by his friend Bestial. (I think that was in Tiger’s story) As the “social face” of NS, Jaded attends a LOT of publicity events. Something happens and forces one of the Public Relations team to “go above and beyond to protect him”.

    Bestial—is kidnapped by rednecks. This storyline is a maybe.

    Leo—likes to leap the Reservation fences. He is, after all, a cat breed. A nearby farm owner calls Animal Control when Leo is spotted near the livestock. Imagine the officer’s surprise when she arrives with a cat carrier to capture him! Ok. LD doesn't say cat carrier, but it would be funny.

    Jericho—gets a book, but I have no details.

    927—comes out after Darkness’ book

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  66. Part 4

    Let's talk about the humans:

    Trey—gets his story. But hints lead me to believe that it’s tied with Breeze.

    Shane—(introduced in Shadow as part of the Task Force who rescued Beauty.) Well, he hooks up with a “smaller Species”. Must be a Gift female. Wonder who? Tiny, Half-pint, or someone new? It will be nice to see some of the Gift females healing emotionally now that Joy (the “shrink” who is Moon’s female) is on staff with NSO.

    Jake—(Jessie’s brother) hooks up with a NS female. LD hints that it may be Kit. Jake is described as a “pain in the ass” and Kit has her own issues. Two strong personalities! Fireworks.

    That's all I have. I post these with the caveat that they are a combination of hints and speculation. LD may change things up!

    Good night, good luck, and let's play nice.

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    1. Wow Martha...you rock!! I think a lot of her fans don't have Facebook accounts so unless this site is updated they don't know what's going on (like her health issues). Thank you so much for the time and effort. I think LD should hire YOU!! You're obviously better than this "ditter".

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    2. Thank you! -- Aurelia

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    3. Thanks Karen and Aurelia. But to be fair, Ditter was hired to update the FB and Twitter feeds. I honestly think LD planned to update this blog, but her health issues put her behind. From what I understand, the surgery was extremely painful--she can't walk, can't sit for long periods, can't climb stairs, and doesn't want to take much medication because it makes her disoriented. I can imagine she was also in a fair amount of discomfort even before surgery. But if she every does decide to hire me--I'm ready! Will work for Advance Copies. LOL

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  67. Thank you Martha, for putting the time and effort into searching for these details, i seem to remember reading some of them. Your efforts are appreciated

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  68. Thanks Martha, you are better assistant than ditter.
    You know what? I give up Lauranns books. Julie Talbot is right, there are thousands books over there. Kisses to all.

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  69. Martha, you are seriously amazing! Thank you so much! Good gawd, 165 Facebook posts. It's a wonder your eyes still work!

    I realize some of this is only speculation, but it's still tons of fun to think about and to discuss. Earlier there was some speculation that True might be 927, since we never did find out his name. But, apparently not...

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    1. Cylver, you're right, my aging eyes were a bit wonky on Monday. LOL. Until I read the posts, I was convinced True was 927. I also keep wondering what happened to 140 and his mate from "Wrath". Did she live? Ahhh, first world reader problems.

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  70. That's not what Kathy said, Anonymous. She didn't say anything about firing someone because they were sick, had an accident or needed FMLA time. Wow...defensive much?

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  71. Have any of you tried reading any of SE Smith's books? She is another one of my favorite authors. I especially liked her Gracie's Touch book. If you haven't, you could be reading her books until Laurann's next one comes out.

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    1. Hi
      Ive just checked and the next coming book is a menage? Twin Dragons? Hate this kind of author who tries to catch everyone...

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    2. It was just a suggestion. Everyone to their own likes/dislikes.

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    3. Great suggestion, Anonymous. I LOVE S.E.Smith. Others I read often are Michelle M. Pillow, Jennifer Ashley, Laura Jo Phillips & Donna Grant to name a few. Some you'll like, some you won't. I enjoy all of them.

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      Iam sorry. Didnt want to sound rough. I was at SE Smith page and I liked the titles and plots until I saw the book of menage. Really, when authors dont get a Bestseller they try to catch all readers but they dont realize they loose them too.

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    5. Karen,
      Thanks. I have read Jennifer Ashley and Donna Grant. I will check out other suggestions. Have you ever read Linda Howard's Son of the Morning? I have read it about 6 or 7 times. Most of her books are suspense. This book seemed to have it all - modern/historical, time travel, suspense, romance. It had a strong female lead. I loved it.

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    6. I just bought "Gracie's Touch". It looks exactly like the type of books I enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    7. Martha,
      You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy it. In fact, I read Gracie's Touch again today. I'm starting the first book of the Heku series again today also. I am an avid reader and read numerous new books, but occasionally I go back and read one of my 'favorites'. My favorites of Laurann's are Ral's Woman and Valiant, which I have read more than once.

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  72. LD said the next book after True is Darkness

    https://m.facebook.com/100000086809545/timeline/story?ut=44&hash=-8217935216416676586&wstart=0&wend=1380610799&ustart&__user=100002700300186

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  73. Martha you are amazing!

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  74. Hi Ladies,
    Glad you enjoyed the update! It was exciting to find all those hints and tidbits and share them with you. Thank you to everyone suggesting other authors--some of whom I've read, and some I will definately check into.Here's a list of authors and romance/erotica books that I've thoroughly enjoyed:

    Zannie Adams--"Hold" SciFi/escape type novel

    Lynsay Sands--Argeneau Vampire Series

    Nicky Charles--"Mated", "Bonded", "Betrayed" "The Keeping" these are a werewolf series

    Eve Langlais--"Abducted" series or Cyborg series. I also like "Mated to the Devil" which is actually about werewolves.

    Evangeline Anderson--Kindred series SF/

    Linda Mooney--I like all her books

    P.L. Parker--"The Chalice" SF

    Janet Miller--Gaian Series SF

    All the books I've listed are all "Hero bonds ONLY to Heroine" stories. No menage, nothing kinkier than LD writes. All fairly "vanilla". If you want something wilder, I can recommend several of those, too. LOL. Hope you check out my book picks--I will certainly look at what others have suggested.

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    1. Martha, I'm glad you are interested in our suggestions. I have read the Nicky Charles and Evangeline Anderson series you noted. I also have read a couple of Eve Langlais' books. Like you, I enjoyed them greatly. I keep checking to see if Nicky Charles has any more coming out on kindle, but sigh, to no avail. I will check out the others you listed. I first read Linda Howard's Son of the Morning in paperback. I decided I wanted it on kindle. Since I already had it, I put it on my wish list to see if the price came down. One day, it had gone down to $.99, and I bought it quickly. It is now back to full price, but I think you might enjoy it. Have you ever read TM Nielsen's Heku and Dimensions series? I enjoyed them also.

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    2. Martha, that's a great list. I especially love Lynsay Sands' and Evangeline Anderson's books.
      Have you tried Anna Zaires Krinar Chronicles? (Close Liaisons, Close Obsession, Close Remembrance) It's a completed series, so give it a try. On a hotness level, it's about on a par with Evangeline Anderson.

      Also, Tina Folsom has a great series called Scanguards Vampires. Similar to Lynsay Sands in that each book focuses on one character, but other characters are introduced. The first book is called Samson's Lovely Mortal.

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    3. Cylver, I've read the Scanguards series and really enjoyed it. Great suggestion for the others. Thanks.

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    4. Cylver, I've also read the first two books of the Scanguard series and enjoyed them.

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    5. Cylver, I got the first book in each series on your recommendation. (I freakin' LOVE it when an author has the first book in a series for free!) Both series look like something I will enjoy. Thank you!

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    6. Martha, have you read I Married an Alien by Emma Daniels. It is another free kindle book. I think you might like it

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  75. Vanilla books are boring :) I understand some people selecting only M/f books, that's their preference. Personally, I want to read books that are all fantasy, ergo why I like Laurann's books. Martha, I've read every author and book you've posted. Please share the "wilder" books. If you haven't read Kaitlyn O'Connor may I suggest- Genesis, The Spawning, The 9th Orb, The Lion's Woman... she has several good reads. Those are the one's I've read repeatedly. If I read it more than once I tend to follow the author, plus I have a huge SF romance addiction... of course I'm saddened to see the Zorn series go, but I can make up my own stories about them in my mind ;) Hopefully Laurann is feeling well soon!!!

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    1. I love Kaitlyn O'Connor's books! Especially the Cyborg series and the Enslaved series. Oh heck, I own almost everything she's written. It's a shame that she doesn't write much anymore. From what I understand she owns New Concept Publishing and it's been having problems.

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    2. April, it sounds like you and I have similar reading tastes. Do you have a FB account? You can find me by searching my name. I'm the Martha in Alexandria, VA.

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    3. April, I know you were addressing your comments to Martha. Hope you don't mind me poking my nose in too. I haven't read any of Kaitlyn O'Connor's books, but I will be sure and check her out. I will be sad that the Zorn Warrior's series will be ending also. Ral's Woman was the first book of Laurann's I read. I was hooked then and read all of the Zorn Warrior series first before I even bought any of her New Species and Cyborg books.

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      Vanilla books? I am quite sure, because I read it somewhere in this blog that Laurann will not write about M/M OR menage..she said there is an universe plenty of writers for that, she, LD said, Likes romance M/F... ergo her books are Vanilla books because of ur definition.

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    5. Awesome Martha, I will look you up! I would love to exchange names of a few good authors/ books! I absolutely love to read, and read just about everything I can get my hands on since I never sleep :)

      Hi Anonymous, Kaitlyn O'Connor's books are wonderful!!! I have a thing for her first two Hirachi books The Spawning and Genesis. I know I've read those two books dozens of times... probably many more to be honest. The 3rd fell short and I've never read it again. I wish that she would come out with something new, but I'd rather have an author take his/ her time and create something wonderful instead of throwing subpar books at us. Ral's Woman is one of my most favorite of Laurann's books. It's full of awesomesauce ;)

      Hestia, We each have our own opinion of what makes a book vanilla. Personally, the three series that I enjoy of LD's are the Zorn, Cyborg and NS series... those books all have strong alpha male's with dominant tendencies. I don't consider them vanilla, though I don't find them extremely kinky either. I consider them a nice mocha flavor. A book doesn't have to contain a M/m or M/f/M, etc. for me to form the opinion that the book isn't vanilla.

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    6. April and Martha,
      I purchased and read Kaitlyn O'Connor's Genesis book. I enjoyed it.
      (I like Laurann's books better though. I can't help it.) I still like reading different authors if they are interesting, and will certainly add Kaitlyn's books to my collection of favorite authors..

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    7. Hi Anonymous, I understand what you're saying. Kaitlyn O'Connor has great stories, but (to me) she in not very good at wrapping up her story lines. All of her endings are very hurried. I'm willing to overlook that flaw just because I usually like the story up until that point.

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  76. I got the T.M Nielson books on your suggestion, Anonymous. The first in each series were free on Amazon. Son of the Morning Star went on my wish list--I've got so many books on my TBR list.

    Ok April, this smut listing is for YOU! ;) Favs are indicated by *s.

    **Tracy St. John--her Kalquor series is fantastic. Erotica Sci-Fi with BDSM,M/M/F/M.

    Loribelle Hunt--Delroi Connection series. Mild BDSM.

    Evanne Lorraine--Seduction Mission series. Future cyborgs come back to rescue heroines. M/M/F/M

    ***Kit Rocha--Beyond series. You name it, it's in this dystopian series. Think Sons of Anarchy meet post apocalyptic world with romance. LOVE IT!

    **Kaitlyn O'Connor/Madelaine Montegue/Anjelique Anjou--all the same person. O'Connor is Sci-Fi, Montegue is contemporary. All are erotica with M/M/F/M

    *Allyson James--Tales of the Shareem series. Sci-Fi BDSM.

    **Lolita Lopez--Grabbed series. Sci-Fi, BDSM.

    Cherise Sinclair--"Starlight Rite". BDSM

    Avery Aster--"Undressed" and "Unscrupulous", both contemporary books with a "sex in the city" feel.

    I can list LOTS more, but these are a few of my favorite authors just from my Nook app. If you like these then I'll go through my Kindle app. LOL



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    1. Ohi think when ive finished reading my monthly downloads i shall be taking a look at kit rocha i just read the bio on her beyond series books and think them well worth a look, how have i not found this series before is unusual, but thanks to you martha, i now have the chance :)

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    2. Ugh, Martha I typed this long response and it said published, however it isn't here!!! Boooooohiss! I have to get to work so I'll make this shorter. I've read most of what you've posted,

      If you haven't read Cherise Sinclair's Shadowland Bdsm books they are yummy.

      Kresley Cole is my favorite author, just read them all... she's that good... okay she is beyond good I want to bask in her imagination :)

      Christine Feehan has several series that have been mentioned... I really liked the Carpathian's the most, more so in the beginning. When I read Dark Storm I was a bit bored, not as tasty as her other books. Though I'm going to read Dark Lycan to see if she's really went in a direction I don't care for.

      If you like vanilla lovey dovey weepy kinda of romance check out Catherine Anderson, I have to admit that I check her page almost as much as Kresley's. Just read them all, some are so stinkin' good and sweet. Kind of men that just break your heart in a good way.

      Karen Marie Moning is pretty good. I've even read her young adult book.

      More extreme bdsm that may offend some reader's Denise Hall, Mercy and Judgement are the two I can think of right at this moment.

      Okay gotta go, but I have tons more to share.

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    3. Martha, I love the Lolita Lopez books. I just found out she's started a new series about dragon shifters. The first one is called Dead Sexy Dragon. Sounds fun and the price is right!

      I haven't read Starlight Rite yet, but I love Cherise Sinclair's other BDSM series, Shadowlands and Masters of the Mountain.

      I'm also crazy about Kallypso Masters' Rescue Me series.

      By the way, the first book of both Shadowlands and Rescue Me is currently free!

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    4. Two more author recs, Angela Castle and C L Scholey. So far I have enjoyed all of them that I've read.

      I have read and liked nearly all of the authors already mentioned and am eagerly awaiting Christine Feehan's next book Dark Wolf as I have been waiting to read Skyler's story since she first appeared.

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    5. I too eaderly await Dark Wolf :), cylver i dont know if you are into shifter novels per se but have you read Cherise Sinclair s Wild Hunt Legacy books, her next is gonna be a bear shifter i think.

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  77. I hope you enjoy TM Nielsen's books. Linda Howard's book is Son of the Morning. Son of the Morning Star is by a different author.

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  78. Girls, what about ourselves?

    LEts talk why we read Romance and Erotica!!!

    I begin
    After a sad marriage, I want to find my soulmate, Laurann's and Gena Showalter's books inspire me.

    And you Girls?

    KIsses to all

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  79. Im a sucker for christine feehans dark carpathian and ghostwalker series, i have always read lots of books since being a child, i dont have a preference for type as long as i can lose myself in a book, leaving behind stress, i read because i dont really watch much tv, i like to use my own imagination to picture scenes and heros, and heroines rather than see someone elses vision,

    How about you guys. Hestia i think my first romance/erotica book was after my bad marriage too, now i have a wonderful man who loves me for who i am :) x

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  80. Oh Julie thanks for ur words, IM really crying. :-)

    I love Christine Feehan too, Carpatians, ghostwalkers and Drake Sisters and Sisters of heart these sisters books are not sexual but sensual...

    Kisses :-)

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  81. Hi Ladies,

    Hope everyone reads this in time, but Ditter Kellen announced she is doing a trivia contest today, Sept. 11, at 5pm EST. You need to go to Laurann Dohner's author FB page to play.

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  82. Thanks Martha im in uk so i will have to figure out the time lol but will try to be there :)

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  83. Julie
    Im in Germany. For you 11pm, for me 12 midnight
    Kisses

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  84. I wish she'd have contests here, you know, on her blog. Just saying...

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    1. Yeah...
      I do not have facebook account.
      If she's active on FB why not here?
      Simple "copy and paste" would do.

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    2. The contests are organized by her assistant Ditter, who only was hired to post on the FB and Twitter accounts. Honestly, the trivia contests aren't that exciting. The last one was supposed to start at 5pm but didn't actually start 'til 6:40pm.

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  85. I'm having ns withdrawal. LOL! I started rereading the books again.

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  86. I'm excitedly waiting for more LD books but as others have said there are so many authors you can try in between. Hey there are some writers who only put out one book a year. Honestly we've been spoilt by LD LOL!
    APRIL LUVS TO READ

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  87. I love LD's books but it has been months since an update. This is getting a little outrageous.

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  88. After reading this blog, I just wanted to state a few things. I too have grown frustrated with the slow to no updates to this site.(this is her official website right?), I don't go on FB, so I don't go on LD site there. I read the frustrated rants on both sides. I respect LD and I respect her having a life and personal issues... I get that. We all do. I myself work full time, husband kids the whole nine yards. I "have a life" to much of one in fact and that's probably other peoples issue as well. I don't do TV. My books are "my time". my way of coming down from the day. I read many authors(most of the ones people have suggested) but LD has created very colorful characters and stories its very hard to wait and as much as I want to be understanding it is very frustrating. She is one of the good authors out there who keep your interest. So many are the same old, same old. I have tried other books but most don't have it. with her I know its going to be good and I can just be mindless and just relax in my overstuffed chair and blanket and be alone, I don't have to be anyone's anything I can just escape. I miss her connecting and communicating with us on this blog. Little messages with updates and such. I am so overdue for some "my time".

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  89. Good Afternoon girls
    Whats new? Well yesterday had nothing to do and searched about UsaToday Bestsellers List. I was sure that most books of Laurann were Bestsellers ever Zorn Warriors and Cyborgs, but there are only few, Brawn, Wrath, Tiger, Obsidian, Shadow and Moon. I thought Fury and Valiant too but?not..

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    1. I think some awards are from other things, but they would be listed on her website. :) . I have been to work and then had a lazy afternoon on the sofa lol

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  90. You women are ridiculous... Especially those of you who stated you were going to stop reading her books because she hasn't posted?! She has a 75 book deal with eloras cave!! SHE WILL write more books... Or she'll get sued. But you're especially ridiculous for posting your hate on here. She has a life! A normal person goes to work for 8-12 hours... She's constantly working and losing time with her family to appease your lonely souls. And now when she needs your support you turn your back on her because she hasn't provided you with steamy books?! Jane austen didn't have a blog, Stephen king didn't have a blog but they're beloved authors. Get over yourselfs. She's been dishing out books every year, it probably takes Stephen King that long to just research for his book.
    So stop harassing her. She had surgery! She also has a house full of kids and a husband she's probably been neglecting for all of you and im sure they're happy to have her back for a while. So get your heads out of your asses and go to the gym if you need another way to spend "mommy" time. And for the person who said "we bought laurann her house"... Go away, i also" bought" Stephen king his house and didn't bitch when it took him over 20 years to write a sequel to the shining... If you're mad at laurann for having a life go to hell

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    1. Yeah... because you know exactly how she divide her work and free time. Are you a fly on her wall or something that you know so precisely how she drudging herself and neglecting her love ones just to please us - her slave drivers???

      Sorry but I think that you know shit.

      And maybe you didn't "bitch" to Stephan King or Tina Folsom but that doesn't make us less BITCH. An asshole that what you are - your colorful rant just proved it! Congratulation!

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    2. *** doesn't make YOU less bitch.

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  91. Also, to add to my rant: tina folsom fans don't bitch like you all and she takes her time writing her books... Yet she has a HUGE fan base... I for one will buy LDs new book... whenever she feels like releasing it.

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  92. Anonymous just reading Your rant, one word comes to mind ASSHOLE.Who are you to insult anyone. Trust me, you rant is no better then anyone else's and seriously your anger issues clearly show that you think you are so much superior then any one else. that's the convience of the internet, hide behind a computer and be a total bitch. Your just another house wife like everyone else. like you said, go to hell, why don't you get of the computet and finish the laundry so your family has clean clothes.

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    1. Ok lets get back to the books after months of of telling my sister to read the NS books she finally has and loves them as do i and in conversation she asked me who would i fall for out of the ns men like who whould i pick and can only pick from the books that are out at the moment as we know them i thourt this a horrible question realy as love them all but in the end i answered mine was valiant loved his book and him under his front he puts up hes a bit of a teddy bear. My sister picked justice. So i ask you all this question. Who would you pick if you achuly fell for them and why? Remember can only be someone who has a book x

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    2. Hell... that's difficult.
      I'm torn between Fury and Obsidian.
      I loved Fury for his obsessive/possessive behavior toward his woman but I seriously got hots for Obsidian's bossy, animistic and dominant attitude - I know that's weird but I REALLY liked how he thought that he owns his woman and has a right to tell her what to do. :)

      So... OBSIDIAN.


      BTW. I HATED, hated, hated Justice. The only Species who reminded me of human men double standard behavior (I'll keep her and gonna f*ck her until someone more suitable come along). And unfortunately since his book his character only gets worse. :(

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    3. I would have to pick Wrath, he is such a gentle giant, well they all are, but he has my soft spot lol its so hard picking one because i fell a little bit in love with the courage of all of them :)

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    4. Wow..tough choice. I would have to pick Valiant. I loved the way he fell head-over-heels for Tammy immediately. No guessing..no head games, and when he said to Tiger "she's not coming back to me, is she?" then laid down on the bed and cried..that was it!! I agree with you, Anonymous, about Justice. I liked him until his book when he turned into a real jerk! And what was with Jessie?? This independent, intelligent, kick-ass chick turned into a wuss that allowed him to treat her like crap and kept making excuses for his behavior. You can keep both of them.

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    5. Gals, Please play nice. .

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    6. This is a tough choice. I'm with Julie, that Wrath is one of my favorites. But I think also Lauren is one of my favorite love interests. She's smart, funny, caring, and brave. I like the story of Brawn, but he does act like a bit of an (a)hole to Becca in the cage. And then Becca is whiny afterwards. Valiant is another story that I have read several times.

      I can't wait for Ven's story though. Even though he was super offensive in Wrath's story, his confession to Tiger was heartbreaking. I'm with Cylver--I love a redemption story.

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  93. Lol am so glad you have had a tough time deciding it as whel honestly it took me some time picking mine ended up with fury for the very reason you said anonymous but valiant got me all the way as was never afraid to express his thoughts and feelings sigh.. Love it. But still like all at the end of the of the day. I have to confess though i know who am most desperate to read 927 or vengeance will be so happy when there books come out ��

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    1. Yeah Vengeance is the one id have picked, if it was allowed within the rules, i look forward to his happy ending :) hmm or maybe Jericho, i bet he loves to cuddle!

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  94. yes in the rules its still valiant but so want Vengeance happy ending and smiley id quite like his book but i can see that as being very far down the list.

    oh just to back track a bit Keri Arthur is a good author to try Riley Jenson Guardian series is good and its a completed series

    with True i think we wont get that book untill Xmass or january.

    Jericho book yes your right think he so lol :-)

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  95. Oh Im the only one who prefers Brawn jejeje, he is mine, mine, mine!

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  96. I love valiant. Couldn't get into obsidian .

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  97. I'm surprised nobody's picked Tiger yet! I loved when he arranged the picnic for Zandy (and the bed of course - can't forget about that!) and then when he rescued Zandy from the nutjobs who kidnapped her while still recovering from a broken leg. Yup, definitely Tiger for me!

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    1. Valiant is my favorite of the NS. However, Ral from Zorn Warriors is my favorite over all of her characters.

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    2. Zorus is my fav, before was Rever, but now my heart is with Zorus!

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    3. I love redemption stories, and Zorus' was one of the best. And so aptly titled too!

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    4. I can't believe I forgot about tiger. That was so sweet when he did that for zandy.

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  98. WOOT! Laurann is done with True!!!!!!!!!!

    She has given the story to her Beta readers to review. After their feedback, she will do self edits and then give it to her editors at Elloras Cave. She reports that this is her longest novel yet within the NS series. It seems to take about a month once her publisher receives the manuscript, so we should see True by the end of October. (I hope)

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    1. Thank you so much for all the updates you have been giving us! This is great news and I can't wait to read True. While I wish she would give us a primate story, I'm just glad that Laurann writes as many books as she does a year. It's nice to be able to read 4 or 5 a year, especially when most of my favorite authors only produce 1 or 2 a year.

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  99. Thankyou i agree with anonymous thankyou for all the time you have put in to keep us all updated �� that's great news am going to restrain my self and think November so as not to get disappointed lol can't wait to read it so excited

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  100. Im sooo excited! Was gonna start or look see if there was a Dohner Anonymous group available haha. X

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    1. OMG, Julie. I even looked to see if there was any New Species fanfiction out there to feed my withdrawl symptoms. LOL. There isn't any that I could find. Good thing we should get our "fix" within a couple months!

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  101. Thank you, Martha!!
    Laurann definitely should fire Ditter and hire u!

    As for True date release I wouldn't count on October. Rather end of November/beginning-middle December. It usually takes a month to edit and then publisher sets a book for a month in pre-order.

    So we'll probably get True by the end of the year.

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  102. Martha, a huge THANK YOU from me too! Maybe we'll get True in time for my birthday in November. Of course an early prezzie would be even better!

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  103. Here's some more exciting tidbits...(gosh, I feel like Perez Hilton right now. Minus the snark!)

    For all of us Cyborg fans (drumroll please) BLACKIE is only about 2 chapters away from being finished. Squeeeee!!! It's been 2 looonnnng years since the last installment of the Cyborg series. If LD continues true to form, then Blackie's story should pick up in the middle of the Markus Models android terror. If you remember, in TAUNTING KRELL, Cyan listened to a recording of a woman being kidnapped from the Belta Station. The woman was kidnapped/rescued just before the station inhabitants made a fatal last stand against the Markus hive. Survey says....it was Blackie retrieving ????? Yeah, sorry. I have no idea.

    For fans who have been missing the Raines saga, Cousin BRAND is about to get his story. LD states that she is about 3 chapters away from finishing his story. I have to re-read the Raine books to refresh my memory. I can't even recall a cousin Brand at this point. :)

    (Sigh)Maybe I'm too hopeful on the release date for TRUE, but I was hoping that she might have TRUE available at the Romanticon event in mid-October. Or at least a mock-up so attendees can pre-order. That's the former sales exec in me thinking strategically, LOL.

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  104. I want to thank everyone for the fantastic recommendations on books. I've finished the Krinar Chronicles (all 3) and the Zion Warriors. I'm already a big fan of C.L. Scholey, although her BAY'S MERCENARY lacked the writing skill of her Castian series. (Too much "tell", not enough "show").

    I found another indie author, M.K. Eidem. She has 2 novels that, in my opinion, are nicely told stories. However, they are seriously in need of an editor. I can overlook typos and misuse of words, but if you can't then steer clear of these books because they are filled with grammar mistakes.

    Am trying to get into Christine Feehan's Carpathian series. I've had the first book for over a year, but abandoned it after 65 pages. I'm trying again, since others love it. LOL

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    1. Martha,
      I'm not sure if you saw the entry I made about the free kindle book, I Married an Alien by Emma Daniels, as I posted it too far back. I enjoyed it and thought you might be interested in it. I also wanted to include my thanks for all the postings you have made about Laurann's books.

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  105. I just realized that cousin Brand is from the MATING HEAT series. Sheesh, sorry about that!

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  106. I just finished reading Beyond Shame that someone on here recommended! Thank you!

    My guess it that True wont be out until December but several books will be out early next year! She will probably take some time off writing to spend with her family for the holidays.

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  107. I recommend that while everyone is waiting for True, try reading Grabbed by Vicious and Caught by Menace by Lolita Lopez

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  108. Martha, I've been a fan of the Carpathian series for a long time, but it took me a long time to get into them. The first book of any series is always hard for me, with the author's writing style to get used to, and the world-building. Then, I hated the hero of the second book (even as a domineering Carpathian, he was over the top!) but I read the third one and liked it a lot and then kept going. I'm currently reading Dark Lycan and actually having a hard time of it. Too much fighting, not enough character development, I keep getting distracted.

    I'm so glad you liked the Krinar Chronicles! Anna Zaires says that even though Korum and Mia have their Happy Ever After, she'll be writing more K books!

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  109. Hi Cylver
    More K Books? With different couples?

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