Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hearts in Darkness Turns 1 & is 99 Cents!

I'm so excited to be celebrating the first anniversary of the publication of my very first book! HEARTS IN DARKNESS is a hot contemporary romance about two people who find love and acceptance while trapped in a pitch-black elevator. And, to make the occasion especially squee-worthy, The Wild Rose Press has lowered the book's price to 99 cents for a limited time!
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Here's the blurb:
Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.

Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.

To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

  • EPIC eBook Award Winner for Best Novella of 2012
  • HBARWA JABBIC Readers' Choice Award for Sexiest Cover
  • Still Moments Magazine Readers' Choice Award for Best Cover
  • Amazon Bestseller in Romance Anthologies, Contemporary Romance eBooks, Contemporary Romance all books
  • Barnes & Noble Bestseller in Contemporary Romance
  • Fictionwise Bestseller for six months running
  • 111 Amazon reviews with a 4.6 / 5 - star rating
  • Over 2,200 Goodreads ratings

And, what's a party without presents? I've got six great giveaways over at my blog just waiting for you to claim them, so stop on over to my birthday bash!

But don't delay! The reduced price and the prizes are only available through early on Monday, April 23! So go get 'em! And considering getting trapped with a tortured hero...
Aaaah, Caden...

Thanks for reading!
Laura Kaye

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Launch Party!

Join the authors of Honky Tonk Hearts on
the main reader loop of The Wild Rose Press
May 9th between 6pm and 10pm EST
to celebrate this wonderful new series full of the cowboys you love!

Along with the fun, there will be random draws during the evening festivities.  Giveaways include:
  • $5.00 Wild Rose Press Gift Certificate
  • Those Violet Eyes T-shirt
  • Guitar pendant necklace
  • 2 Pink Wild Rose Press totes
  • 3 Honky Tonk Hearts envelopes (filled with fun stuff and promo items plus a discount coupon for the Wild Rose Press ebook store)
And all those who comment will also have their name put in the Stetson for a chance to win a Honky Tonk Hearts Prize Pack including T-shirt, tote, $5.00 Wild Rose Press gift certificate...and lots of other fun stuff!

And that's not all! Before and after the barn doors close on the launch party, the series authors are on the blog circuit with more fun and giveaways.
Join us on the following dates, leave a question or comment for the authors and your name will be added into a draw for another chance to win a Honky Tonk Hearts prize pack! (Draw to take place September 25, 2012)
You won't want to miss a day!
Dates may include a group or single authors…you’ll have to visit to find out! But one thing they will ALL have is sexy, heartbreaking, breathtaking cowboys.

Roses of the Prose:

Wednesday May 2nd
Wednesday May 9th
Saturday May 12th

Paty Jager: Western Wednesdays:

Wednesday June 6th
Wednesday June 13th
Wednesday June 20th
Wednesday June 27th

Wild & Wicked Cowboys:

Monday May 14
Wednesday May 23
Saturday June 23
Monday July 23

Kat Henry Doran’s blog:

Monday, April 23
Sunday April 29
Sunday May 6
Monday July 2nd
Monday July 9th
Tuesday July 17th
Monday July 23rd
Monday July 30th

Katherine Gray:

Wednesday July 11
Wednesday July 25

Cowboy Kisses:

Thursday April 24
Tuesday July 10
Tuesday August 7
Tuesday August 28

Sweethearts of the West:

Wednesday August 22
Thursday August 23

Rachel Brimle:

Saturday April 14
Tuesday May 22
Thursday May 24
Tuesday July 3

There may be more dates added so don’t forget to pop back and check!

Special note: We are still looking for a few more good stories to round out our series...Honky Tonk Hearts submission call and details can be found here:

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Crimson submission call

Crimson Rose is thrilled to announce a new submission call. It is:

“Summer Heat”

• Spice level: Sweet to Hot
• Length: 7,500 to 55,000 words

Crime and emotions seem to spike on hot summer nights. Bring them together and the results are explosive. Let your late night imaginations run rampant. It can be any kind of mystery or action suspense. The hero and heroine can be the investigators, or the victims. The only requirement is that the heat of a summer night must be a key role. We even
welcome manuscripts taking place in a foreign country.

Submit your synopsis and query to after checking out the Crimson guidelines on our website. In the subject line include: Summer Heat Series and the Title of your manuscript. For questions or clarification, please feel free to contact Lori Graham, Senior Editor for Crimson Rose, at lori (at)

Get a jump on summer and start thinking hot now. We look forward to seeing just how far and
how clever your imagination can be.