December 26th, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Coming Undone


Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, (except for December 24th and 25th), I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

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COMING UNDONE: Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.

Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

The holidays are something most of us look forward to during the year. Now that they’re almost over, what special event or holiday are you looking forward to now?

113 comments to “Book-of-the-Day: Coming Undone”

  1. St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. I am looking forward to going on vacation to meet my new great niece and nephew. I haven’t been able to go anywhere for over 3 years. So I can’t wait! :lol:

  3. New Year’s Eve…nothing spectacular…just a time I spend with my kids. We all choose a series of movies we want to watch like (Star Wars, Harry Potter…or a theme like super heroes, etc.) and then we sit down to watch them while eating a ton of snacks I have prepared. At midnight we turn on the Times Square show and watch the ball come down while toasting each other with sparkling grape juice.

    It is a quiet time at home…but tons of fun.

  4. New Year’s Eve – I’ll be spending it at home with my 2 gtown daughters, my husband, my son-in-law, and my new baby grandaughter!


  5. Everyday is a holiday. But I guess the next official holiday I am looking forward to is Mothers Day.

  6. Today is my 11th anniversary…so of course I look forward to tonight :lol:
    After that, probably March break, we’re hoping to take the kids somewhere special-and warm- on vacation!

  7. The next special event would be New Year’s Eve – we will go to the cinema first (Avatar) and then… well, we will see ;)
    the next holiday for me would be the semester break in February after a lof of exams :roll: actually I should learn for them at the moment, but… we have holidays, right? ;)
    Greetings, Ina

  8. New Year’s is the next holiday I look forward to. A time to start all over again.

  9. I’m looking forward to a very quiet NY Eve at home.

  10. Any paid holiday from work is nice and I love when one of the boys can make it home, holiday or not, but I’m really looking forward to the cruise that my husband and I are going on. I’ve never been on a cruise and I haven’t been on an actual “vacation” since 1999. I’m excited!

  11. I’m really looking forward to Easter. I love to watch my kids dive into their Easter Baskets. And they are getting older so I know that pure excitement isn’t going to last much longer.

    Hope you had a great Holiday!

  12. New Years day, I get off another day, lol.

  13. New Years is next for me. We have a hotel suite reserved for NYeve and will party with friends and then on NYday we will hang out with the in-laws.

  14. I’m looking forward to New Year’s. 2009 was a hellish year as far as work and family so I’m hoping that 2010 will bring new beginnings and some happier changes.

  15. My birthday…hey…it’s an official holiday as far as I’m concerned! :razz:

  16. My son’s 7th birthday is in the beginning of February, so thats what I’m looking forward to next.

    (I’ve already read this fantastic book. Please don’t enter me for the contest.)

  17. The New Year is next on my list – especially as my eldest son now lives in Scotland and makes a great deal of Hogmanay :D

  18. :grin: My sons is at the end of January, and he will be *gasp* 13. Yikes. :wink:

  19. I love new years, but the I look forward to spring. I am so much not a lover of cold :)

  20. I’m looking forward to St. Patricks Day

  21. We have 4 invitations for New Years Eve, so I’m not sure what we’re doing yet. But I’m really looking forward to January 4th, the day the kids go back to school! (and yes, I know I’m a bad person for that.)

  22. I am most looking forward to Memorial Day this next year since I will be spending it in Kyoto, Japan followed closely by Labor Day which will be on a cruise ship in Alaska. I hope to only have more wonderful things to look forward to in 2010.

  23. That’s easy! It’s January 2nd because it will be our 22nd anniversary! Seem just like yesterday with the cold weather.

  24. I’m looking forward to seeing a couple of friends I haven’t seen in awhile, just after New Year’s :)

  25. I’m always excited about ringing in the New Year. There are also several birthdays of family and friends to celebrate in the first several months of the year.

  26. I looking forward to the 4th of July.

  27. I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve. It’s another time to get together and have fun. Eating 12 grapes for good luck is a Hispanic tradition we do as well.

  28. I’m looking forward to things calming down so I can begin revising a few of my manuscripts and start sending them out to agents!

  29. I’m looking forward to New Years!

  30. Our kids birthdays are in February and March and we always to big family gatherings, which are a lot of fun.

  31. New Year’s Eve because I get to hang out with friends I don’t see that often. :mrgreen:

  32. The day I receive my inclome tax check in the mail!

  33. I’m looking forward to January 6, that’s when the three kings come with their camels to bring the presents!!! :grin:

  34. Looking forward to news years!

  35. Well so many things to look forward to!!! New Years is always nice, having fun with family at the house. Then theres spring break/Easter that is something I always look forward to. Time off from work and the weather is getting better. See many things to look forward to. Life is short enjoy each & every DAY!!!!

  36. St. Paddy’s Day… Love dancing around to Irish music and wearing green! :grin:

  37. Well, I should say New Years, but I don’t really know what I am doing yet.

    So I will say….

    Valentine’s Day.

    I really want to do something for my hubby this year.

  38. I am looking forward to New Years eve and day. 2009 was a rough year and I am so looking forward to ringing in a better year in 2010!

    Chris M

  39. Now that christmas is over we are starting to plan our daughter’s birthday in april. We always do a big party for her and my neice and since they are the only little girls in the family we take them out for a special girls day out. They love it and so do my sister in law and I!

  40. The one thing I’m looking forward to : my upcoming trip (apreil) to Louisiana and Texas. Can’t wait for this road trip to start !!

  41. Jan. 2nd, which will be my mom’s 70th birthday! My grandmother passed away when she was just 56, and my mom was 28. I am so grateful that we still have my mom and she’s beautiful, healthy and happy!
    Life is wonderful!

  42. New Years! I set up a New Years display at the cinema. I have already started to thinking about what I’m going to do for my Valentines day display.

  43. I’m looking forward to New Year’s b/c we’ll be spending it in Houston with my brother and his wife, but after that —Mardi Gras!! I love Mardi Gras – all the parades and fun that goes along with it!

  44. I’m looking forward to New Years and a new start to another year!! :mrgreen:

  45. Well, with the excitement of the holidays over. I always find myself looking forward to SUMMER!!!

    We aren’t that big on New Year’s celebrations and I can’t stand the snow and cold so it seems like the next be thing for me is always Fun in The Sun!

  46. The next event we’re looking forward to is our 35th wedding anniversary on February 14th!

  47. My kids’ birthdays. One is in Febraury, the other in April.

  48. My birthday is in January so I guess I’m kinda looking forward to it.

  49. I’m looking forward to new years

  50. I am looking toward the first really good snow fall of the season…. just a few hours of being snowed in, baking, and spending time with my guys.

  51. Next week I’ve organised a date night for me and my husband so we can go and see Avatar.

  52. I’m looking forward to New Year’s eve and celebrating with DH and friends. Reflecting on your year and looking forward to new adventures and goals is pretty exciting for me. :smile:

  53. My twin boys were born on St. Patrick’s Day, so we have a huge family party on that day to celebrate. They are my miracle babies, and have brought so much love and luck into my life. I adore them.

  54. The next big event for our family is my niece is going to have her baby boy first week of February.

  55. New Years Eve!! It’s my daughter’s B-day also and this year she will be 18 :o)
    Party Party! :smile:

  56. My son’s birthday in February! It’s always lots of fun.

  57. Looking forward to the new year. Hopefully it will be a year for change in a good way. no real big events so far, but you never know what is going to happen

  58. I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve first. After that, probably Easter.

  59. I’m looking forward to my sons 5th birthday in feb

  60. My youngest son will be 14 on March 8th. Looking forward to helping him celebrate.

  61. I am looking forward to March because a whole bunch of my girlfriends are meeting in Nashville for an entire girlfriend long weekend. We are coming from Canada, Australia and all over the US. I look forward to this weekend event all year. I cannot wait!
    Nothing beats hanging around your best girlfriends with no husbands or kids and do nothing but laugh for 4 days straight.

  62. I’m looking forward to a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner with my family.

  63. The first two months of the year are a merry go round of family birthdays.

  64. It would have to be New Year’s Eve!! I am looking forward to 2010, I feel like it will be a good year!! We always stay up until Midnight to welcome in the new year!!

  65. I’m looking forward to New Years Day

  66. I’m looking forward to my sister’s 21st birthday! whoo!

  67. I am looking forward to spending time with my sister who lives overseas but she is coming back for a holiday early in 2010. YEAH!

  68. Valentine’s Day! It’s the day for Lovers! :wink:

  69. There is New Year’s Day but that’s pretty quiet around here; my husband and I have supper with our children and watch some movies we go and rent; though I believe this year my son is going to a party with friends.
    after this holiday, my birthday is coming and we’ll celebrate that occasion at a restaurant of my choice.

  70. I am looking forward to NEW YRS DAY. This will be the beginning of the best yr in my life in a while. Last few yrs have been sad so I am hoping that 2010 will be the beginning of a great life for me and my family.

    Feb is my daughter’s & my birthday so my 2nd special time since she was my 21st birthday present.

    3rd, Spring and warm weather. Love it,..,Not hot , but warm..LOL

  71. The next big celebration will be in february…my 40th birthday!

  72. :grin: First Day of SPRING!!

  73. I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve. Some friends are going to have a small party, so it should be fun.

  74. My husband and I tend to be homebodys on New Years so I guess the next special day I’m looking forward to is my daughters 4th birthday on January 5th.

  75. Looking forward to Valentine’s Day as it is also our anniversary so a very Special Day for my hubby and I.

  76. My birthday is in January. I guess I amlooking forward to that. Sort of.

  77. Im lookin forward to spending Valentine’s Day w/ my boyfriend who lives in Memphis…We are currently a long distance relationship and to know that soon we will be together after not seeing each other for sooo long…well that is so very special to me. Every day we tell each other the day marked down and then we talk about what special things we will do together in memphis…even though we will have one day together to last us for another year, its something we will hold very dear and I know that is going to be my favorite holiday :mrgreen: :razz:

  78. I’m Looking forword to Easter.not only is it Spring dering that time put you get to watch kids run aroud looking for eggs and the chocolates are good to. :wink:

  79. Now that the holidays are over, I am looking forward to my middle son’s bar mitzvah in April.
    I really have to get it in gear now! Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. I love Easter. I love the flowers and everyone dressing up. Just everything about it. Happy holidays all.

  81. Whatever holiday gets my housemates out of the house for a weekend. I need my solitude! :grin:

  82. The new year bcuz it’s the beginning of a new yr and so I get to change for the better and start over aagain and fix the things I did wrong this year…

  83. I am really looking forward to my neice, Kelly’s birthday. It is her 16th and I get them an extra special gift for it. Last year for her oldest sister, Kim we went to see Wicked on Broadway and sat in the 10th row. For my Kelly I am taking her to see Taylor Swift in concert, we are sitting up front in the 11th row. She is going to be so excited I can not wait to give her the gift. I am making a poster with copies of the tickets taped to it. Should be a blast. Hope everyones holiday was great.

  84. My biggest upcoming event is I’m going to be a grandma in July.

  85. My daughter’s sweet sixteen birthday because we are taking her on a cruise.

  86. Every New Year’s Eve, we have a family reunion, together with all the extended family, so it’s big group gathering, with catching up and always lots of fun, especially now that there’s the 3rd generation. So that’s one I’m looking forward to next!

  87. I am looking forward to fourth of July. We always have a big party wehre all of the family gets together.

  88. My very best friends’ husband is due any day on leave from Iraq. We are all holding out breath.

  89. I am looking forward to my daughters 16th birthday and my sons 3rd birthday…both next month one day apart.

  90. Valentine’s Day — because this year the winter Olympics is taking place in my hometown city, Vancouver starting Feb. 12th. This will be a once in a lifetime event!

  91. My birthday on February 6th!

  92. My birthday. I share it with my brother, we are 11 years apart. No matter how old I get I can not help but to love my birthday. We still get together and have a small cake. Have a great new years

  93. The new year! I like new and shiny things so what better than a new year?

  94. New Year’s!

  95. I am looking forward to the month of march. Both mine and my daughters birthdays are in that month. My beautiful daughter will be 18 March 25th of 2010. The end of March means that it will be time to go back to work again. This means no more living in my mothers house for a few months and that I will be back with my boyfriend again.

  96. DH and I have an anniversary in January. Number 28. I can’t believe it’s been that long since the I Do(s).

  97. Halloween… lol
    Soo far away.. my favorite holiday.

  98. I’m looking forward to Presidents Day, because my husband and I are using the 3-day weekend to get away. We are going to see LOVE in Las Vegas.

  99. My niece’s 3rd Birthday!

  100. Mother’s Day.

  101. I look forward for the First Day of Spring and also my Birthday since it is the day after the First Day of Spring.

  102. i would say spring and spring break whoooo
    hope u had a great merry christmas

  103. After New Year’s I look forward to my kid’s birthdays. I am past the point of being excited about my own, but I do look forward to theirs and my grandbabies.

    I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday and have a great New Years!

  104. Straight No Chaser concert in May! \o/

  105. Now I am looking forward of my daughters 4th birthday :)

  106. I’m looking forward to New year. A get together with friends celebrate the coming New Year where a niece will tie the knot in Jamaica…
    Happy New Year.

  107. Not having to stop somewhere after work everyday.

  108. I think my next favorite holiday is 4th of July. I absolutely love fireworks, and we always make homemade ice cream. Right now with all of the snow and cold weather July warmth sounds like a dream come true….as would winning Coming Undone :)

  109. My hysterectomy on Jan 7th. It’s my vacation.


  110. I am looking forward to Easter and decorating eggs.

  111. I’m a federal government worker, so I’m looking forward to Marting Luther King Day. I’ll have a 3 day weekend!

    Tracey D

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