Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekend Reading--Lauren Dane's Two Latest Books!

I had a chance to check out two of Lauren Dane's new releases this past weekend. One is Ascension, her latest Ellora's Cave book, which was released last week. The second one is Making Chase, her upcoming Samhain Publishing book.

Anyone who has read this blog knows I'm a big Lauren Dane fan, so it goes without saying that I had a very enjoyable weekend curled up with these two wonderful books!

Making Chase by Lauren Dane

Book Four In the Chase Brothers Series.

Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back. Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen!

Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too. It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.

But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, some violence.

This is the final book in the Chase brother series and I think that Lauren Dane left the best for last. Don't get me wrong, I loved the other books in this series, but there is something very special about Tate and Matt's story. There is a connection between them that is so sweet and so very special.

The author has woven her magic once again creating a town that you'd like to live in and filling it with folks you'd like to be friends with. Her secondary characters sparkle and although this is the last book in the Chase series, I wouldn't mind seeing what happens with some of the unattached Murphy clan!

If you haven't read this series then you're missing something wonderful. Check them out. They're a great summer read!

Making Chase is available Tuesday, June 12th from Samahin Publishing!

Ascension By Lauren Dane

Kari's simple life is tossed upside down. She's hospitalized after a dog attacks her, her doctor kidnaps her, and now a totally crazy man is telling her that not only is he a werewolf but so is she. And not just any werewolf but the queen!

She soon finds out Andreas is telling the truth. Being a werewolf isn't so bad when your husband stands well over six feet, is hotter than a movie star and richer than one too. It doesn't hurt that he adores and spoils her, and the wicked-hot sex is icing on the cake. What girl doesn't like cake?

But someone in the Cherchez Pack keeps trying to kill her. Kari is happy belonging to a big family for the first time in her life and she's not going to let one wolf with an axe to grind ruin that. Andreas, Kari and the wolves in the Inner Circle unite to end the threat and find the killer. It's kill or be killed and Kari intends to do the killing.

Reader Note: This book features an explicit encounter between two males and a ménage scene.

Ascension is the first book in Lauren Dane’s new Cherchez Pack series and is very different from her Cascadia Wolves werewolf series. Once again, Ms. Dane delivers a sizzling story with action, suspense and characters you grow to love. Kari is a strong woman—she has to be to face what she does. But she has Andreas by her side every step of the way, and that’s not a bad thing. *g* The secondary characters are incredibly well-drawn, but never take over the book. There is just enough to leave you wanting more.

What can I say? If you enjoy werewolf books, then you need to read this one. If you’re not already a fan of Ms. Dane’s, you soon will be. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.


Lauren Dane said...

Thank you so much, NJ! I'm so glad to hear you liked Making Chase and Ascension!!

Ava Rose Johnson said...

I'm a big fan of Lauren and can't wait to get my hands on these two. And I love the name of Tate for a girl, love it!

Heidi Blackstone said...

Oh yeah!!! Another Chase brother!! Thanks for the heads-up! Off to buy a copy.