May 4th, 2009
Book of the Day: Relentless, by Lauren Dane

*********************THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED****************


In this erotic universe, passion knows no rank…

Since the first settlers came through the portals from Earth, fifteen Families have held the rule of the Federated Universes in their hands. There’s never been a better time than now to throw out the old and usher in a new order. Give voice to the unranked. Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. A fighter, she’s always been too busy and driven to pay much attention to finding love. But when she’s granted audience with Roman Lyons, the head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, her instant attraction catches Abbie off-guard…

It’s common knowledge that the Known Universe revolves around Ravena—and that Ravena revolves around Roman Lyons, bred to lead since birth. Roman dreads his meeting with a defiant—if stunning—rabble-rouser. But, sometimes, headstrong personalities in the conference room make for hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private….

Now, Abbie will show Roman the parts of her world he wouldn’t otherwise get to see. And he’ll give her a glimpse of the Families’ age old tradition and unleash a sexuality he’d never given rein to before.

I had another book scheduled for today, but I realized this weekend that Lauren Dane’s Relentless releases TOMORROW. I had to fit this book. I’ve read it, loved it, and think you will too. So tomorrow, the last day of the book-a-day contests, there will be a double contest with a chance to win two different books.

Want a shot at Relentless? Since I posted my playlist for the Elemental Witches series, I want to know what’s on yours. What are you listening to these days? Comment to be entered! If you win and you live in the U.S., this book will ship to you from an online retailer. If you’re out of the U.S., I’ll buy it and ship to you. Contest open to all.

Ready, set, go!

83 comments to “Book of the Day: Relentless, by Lauren Dane”

  1. Ah, I was going to blog about music soon, but I haven’t got around to it yet. Anyhoo:

    Kasabian – “Fire”
    The Presets – “If I Know You”
    Franz Ferdinand – “No You Girls”

    And those are just a few of ‘em…

  2. To name a few favourites:
    Jimmy Eat World
    Soundtrack from Dirty Dancing (never get tired of that one) :lol:
    Spill Canvas

  3. I have a variety of artists on my playlist like Evanescence, Drowning Pool, Demon Hunter, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Slipknot, Black Eyed Peas, Sarah Machlachan and yes, even a little Britney Spears. I love all kinds of music but Metal is my favorite.

  4. I’ve been listening to Bonnie Raitt and Harry Connick Jr. So soft and soothing.

  5. I mostly listen to country
    Randy Travis, Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw, Rascel Flats, Keith Urban, Reba, Brooks and Dunn, Grath Brooks, Alabama, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood that is just a few

  6. My playlist contains a whole bunch of Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Our Lady Peace and Billy Talent. I’m sort of stuck in the 90’s, LOL

  7. This totally depends on what I’m doing. Lately, when I’ve been running, I’ve been listening to Evanescence. When writing, I’ve been listening to jazz.

  8. I’ve been listening to a lot of Bruce Springsteen in preparation for his concert on May 19th in the Burgh. :)

  9. Right now I am loving the band White Lies, so they are all I am listening to at the moment

  10. Bullet For My Valentine and MUCC.

  11. I love finding out what authors listen to while they write. Lately I’ve been really into The Chrysler, particularly their excellent song “First Blood.”

  12. Good question, my list includes:
    R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, and Opera/Classical music

  13. i don’t listen to a lot of music, but Beyonce and Justin Timberlake would be on my list if i had one :) oh and i love Michael Buble’s voice…

  14. I don’t have an ipod, so don’t really compile playlists :( When I listen to music it is usually just the radio, but I have recently picked up the soundtrack to the movie Twilight because I read so many good reviews about it.


  15. My kids just finished loading my iPod touch and so there is everything from Oingo Boingo to Enya on it!! :mrgreen:

  16. When it comes to music I am very eclectic. I can find music I love in all genres and on any given day I may listen to anything from Billie Holiday to Judas Priest to the Ying Yang Twins. I seem to have passed this gene on to my daughter as here ipod reveals similar eclectic tendencies.

  17. I don’t listen to much music, ususally country on the radio.
    What I do listen to is audio books, I try to buy my favorite authors.

  18. It seems that I have been listening to a lot of mainstream radio at the moment. I really like Pink’s new song.

  19. Leonard Cohen, Muse, Dixie Chicks, Puppini Sisters…I love just about any music, just depends on my mood and my task!

  20. My playlist is :

    1. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
    2. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
    3. Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
    4. It’s Not Over -Daughtry

  21. The two that I’m listening to the most are Pink and Beyonce!

  22. pretty much anything by Nickelback, Seether & Staid. Though at the moment I really like Lady GaGa’s Just Dance. :mrgreen:

  23. well right now feeling teeny bopperish and listening to justin timberlake and britney spears…. ahhh the influence of my daughter!

  24. I don’t listen to music that much, but lately I’ve been listening to a couple of nice songs. One of them is A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis (I like her version better than Clarkson’s).

  25. I am listening to Lee Mead, the Legally Blonde Soundtrack, the Grateful Dead, and Bob Dylan’s new album which is amazin!

  26. Do not have an ipod but listening to Geoffrey Castle Mist on the Mountain and Lady Gaga Pokerface.

  27. Most of the bands I’ve been listening to lately are Finnish or from England: Inkubus Sukkubus (from England, pagan and vampire lyrics), Apocalyptica, Reflexion, Nightwish. Within Temptation I believe is Dutch (I could be wrong)

    Then just about any that I’m in the mood for.

  28. Right now I’m listening to Limp Bizcut. I listen to just about everything. Depends on my mood.

  29. My “old stand by” is always Radio Margaritaville! No matter the weather or time of year, it is an escape to the islands and mini vacation in my mind as I listen to everything from Country to Blues, Classics to Reggae to Hawaiian and everything in between. Matter of fact, right this moment “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” is streaming from my iTunes on Radio Margaritaville.

  30. I seem to be skipping back and forth between:

    “Everything”, “I’m Your Man”, “Irresponsible” and “Sway” by Michael Buble` (although I love all of his stuff!) and the soundtrack from the newest Hairspray movie. My husband teases me that I am going to listen to those songs until they disappear from my Ipod from overuse! lol!

  31. I’m listening to my “Heart” Pandora station. Love me some good 80’s music!

  32. Mostly I listen to county, but I’m loving me some Kid Rock these days….oh, and I listen to alot of HLN, on Satellitel. I’ve recently become a Nancy Grance convert, lol!!

  33. I listen to a mostly clasic rock station if I listen to music. I have started purchasing songs from apple itunes but am doing it slowly. That 99 cents a pop can sure add up. lol. On that I add walking songs so anything with a good hopping beat will usually get bought. And I had to buy a couple of abba songs after watching mama mia. Couldn’t get the darn things out of my head.

  34. I listen to pretty much everything, except for country music. Most days it’s whatever is playing on the radio. Then there are days when I need some old school R&B, like Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson…etc. I have my rock days too, when nothing but Metallica and Disturbed will do.

  35. I’m currently listening to the OST of Secret.

  36. I’m listening to Nighwish currently. With some WIthin Temptation thrown in for good measure.

  37. I have been listening to The Very Best of the Eagles.

  38. I’m listening to alot of country lately so Keith Urban Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flats etc

  39. Me and my youngest daughter ride bikes to her school during the week and I put my phone speaker on high. We listen to Gwen Sefani, Collie Budds, Keyshia Cole, Fugees and Fergie.

    hugs, Danette

  40. Lately been in a nostalgic (translate oldies) mood for Bob Seger – love Turn the Page – Kansas, and Styx. Sometimes throw in some Everlast and Evanescense just to up the angst!!

  41. Lately I have been listening to Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Enya, and Loreena Mckinnett. Their music always puts me in a great mood!!! :grin:

  42. I usually listen to audiobooks!

  43. I’m listening to Elton John and Billy Joel afer going to their concert in March.

  44. Lately I’ve been listening to Sun & Shadow (Valdemar) and Dragonharper of Pern as well as Mediaeval Babes.

  45. I’ve been listening to Faith Hill-I think she has a beautiful voice

  46. Besides the usual on radio, i listen to country and my fav band this week is Thriving Ivory.

  47. I like this question! There’s so many songs I’ve been listening to lately, so I’ll just name the artists to make it easier: Slipknot, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Bullet For My Valentine, Jamiroquai, Queensryche, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Paramore, Flyleaf, Madina Lake, Diecast, Fall of Troy, Chiodos, Metallica, The Fray, Coheed & Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, The Sword, Apocalyptica, The Haunted, Kanye West, Atreyu, Ben Jelen, Disturbed, Powerspace, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Muse, Story of the Year, The Spill Canvas, We the Kings, Rihanna, My Chemical Romance, The White Tie Affair, Paolo Nutini, Panic! at the Disco, Three Days Grace, and Justin Timberlake.

    Wow, that was a lot!

  48. Gackt : Jesus

    Alanis Morissette :

    Not as we
    Straight jacket
    Citizen of the planet
    Versions of Violence

    Stone sour
    Zzyzx Rd

    Marilyn Manson :
    We’re From America
    The Fall of Adam
    Heart Shaped Glasses
    Putting Holes In Happiness

    Darius Rucker – It won’t Be like this for long

    Jake Owen – Don t Think I Can t Love You

    Randy Houser – Anything Goes

  49. Lately, I have been listening to Fallout Boy and Nickelback. Thanks for the contest.

  50. Bonnie Raitt, Rory Block and Mellisa Etheridge. Love the Strong voices

  51. Right now I’m mostly listening to Him, Apocalyptica and Nightwish.

  52. I’ve been sitting here in silence all morning because I was too lazy to go out and get my iPod, hook it up to the compy and get some music going. Well now, you cured the laziness! I had to go out because I had no idea what was even on my iPod anymore – I just skip through the majority of the songs until I get to the few favorites that I listen to over and over…

    Currently the main songs I’m listening to include Afraid by Nelly Furtado, Ghost Town by Shiny Toy Guns, Pink, Hinder and Evanescence among others.

  53. Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry

  54. I am really looking forward to Relentless.

    My playlist includes Avenged Sevenfold, Pink, The Spill Canvas, Papa Roach, and throughout my day I hear lots of 80’s music (my son is obsessed with thiss) and Mylie Cyrus (this would be my daughter).

  55. I’m currently listening to 80’s music (Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Human League, etc.).

  56. I have these loaded up on my mp3 player: Evanescense, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Nickleback, Leonard Cohen, Loreena McKennitt, and a bunch of music from animes that I love!

  57. I am listening to a variety of things including Dashboard Confessional, Loreena McKennitt, Matt Kearney, and the Twilight soundtrack.

  58. Well, this morning I ended my walk with Onda from Los Lonely Boys. Other than that my iPod is filled with everything from Evanescence and Bjork to Matchbox 20 and Blake Shelton!

  59. I’ve been listening to the Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol.

  60. Blue October- My Never

    I listen to that song over and over again.

  61. I listen to country. Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, etc.

  62. Right now I listen to Susan Boyle on You tube at least once a day! So I have shaken the dust off my musical soundtracks and have been listening to Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera, Hair, Cats…..I am a reformed theatre nerd.

  63. I am on a big Nickelback kick these days.

  64. I like way too many songs to post my playlist but my top 3 songs right now are:
    1.Blame it on Alcohol by Jamie Fox
    2. If you seek Amy by Britney Spears
    3. I Luv your girl by The Dream

  65. Recently I’ve had Pokerface stuck in my head alot, but for writing music…. Evanescence all the way. And Metallica. Gotta love “Of Wolf and Man”. :cool:

  66. Fantastic book. No need to enter me into this drawing; but these days I’m listening to.. pop as usual :P
    Just really listened to the lyrics of “Don’t Trust Me” and I think they’re hilarious :X

  67. My playlist currently holds Disney songs, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, and other country singers as well as Celion Dion and some Brittney Spears thrown in to liven things up a bit.

  68. I mainly listen to whatever is on the radio. Country stations are my pick. Have a great day.

  69. Aww, thanks doll!

    Right now I’m listening to a soundtrack I made for my current WIP – it’s got Kasabian, Silversun Pickups, Kings of Leon, Tegan and Sara, PJ Harvey and Flobots on it.

    My secret side project is all about Ministry, Tool, Wolf Parade, PJ Harvey, Kittie, and Static X

  70. I listen to a little bit of everything, classic rock, some hard rock, christian rock, country, gospel, classical, and older pop music.

    Rhonda :wink:

  71. I usually listen to Octane on XM/Sirius/ My favirotes right now are Tantric, Mudvayne, Seether and Disturbed. But I will listen to just about anything but country!

  72. Believe it or not, I have been listening to Grammar Girl podcasts lately! I’ve been so far behind and decided it was time to get caught up!


  73. I don’t have a specific play list. I like to listen to the oldies station

  74. Pokerface by Lady Gaga

  75. Oh, wow, Kammie who’s wishing she has a figure like the girl on the cover. lol

    I just loaded all of my CD’s onto my IPod. I have over 1200 songs and most of them I’ve been skiping over. Like Michael Bolton, Celine Dion etc. I still like their music but I lean toward songs that are more up beat now. I don’t think it’s going to take long to get through all them.

  76. I’m deaf, so I don’t hear music. So I’m thinking what to say, LOL. I do remember lyrics that my boyfriend, now hubby showed me when we were dating. I felt the music and the words together with the help from him (speaker on floor) and can feel in my head how it goes. Its Fleetwood Mac;s, LANDSLIDE. Check out the lyrics, they are beautiful. Here’s few:

    Oh, take my love, take it down
    Climb a mountain and turn around
    If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
    Well the landslide will bring it down

  77. I love the unique sounds of COLDPLAY!

  78. Josh Groban, The Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Lady GaGa, Enya, Shakira. Most of my listening is radio so I don’t really know the songs/artists

  79. I have been listening to Atlantic Starr lately.

  80. I spend most of my day listening to my Pandora station that is full of artists like Relient K, Cartel, Script, Anberlin, and much, much more.

  81. everthing i like

    bu the beatles greatest hits

  82. We recently had The Franz Family visit our church, and bought their collection of albums–we’ve been listening to them and enjoying the different liner notes (including the ones that go way back to the late ’90s!)

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