December 29th, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Relentless


Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, 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.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for WOLF UNBOUND is Rhonda B., who said, “The best gift I’ve ever received was meeting my husband, and the worst was an ironing board!”

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at)

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Federation Chronicles: RELENTLESS: 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.

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

It’s almost New Year’s Eve. My grandfather used eat pork on New Year’s because, “pigs move forward and chicken scratch back.” Do you or anyone in your family have any interesting New Year traditions?

70 comments to “Book-of-the-Day: Relentless”

  1. We have steak and shrimp cocktail for dinner and then munch on hors d’oeuvres while watching Dick Clark. At midnight we say “rabbit” 12 times for luck and then pop the sparkling wine to ring in the New Year!

  2. No special traditions her. We used to stay up to watch Dick Clark for New years.

  3. No, no special traditions except for the blessing of the family by the eldest person attending the meal, a catholic tradition, wishing upon each person health, happiness and love.

  4. Not really. We’re quite boring people.

  5. The South is eat up w/ superstition so here’s what I do or don’t do on New Years….we eat greens and black eye peas, that’s your wealth. No mopping, laundry or anything like that, you’ll lose a loved one, all the mending has to be done so you don’t end up always behind in the New Year& lastly no sewing or crocheting etc…You’ll have no end of trouble if you do

  6. Always black-eyed-peas, and ham. Sometimes turnip greens (except I’m really the only one in my family that likes them) 🙂

  7. No New Year traditions for us. We’re more of a Christmas tradition family 🙂

  8. Our only tradition on New Years is football – hubby watching tv and me with a book making appropriate noises 🙂

  9. Just watching TV and seeing the new years celebrations from all over.

  10. No, I am sad to say we don’t! I will have to start one I guess. 🙂

  11. I can’t remember but family tradition dictates the a particular food be eaten. Since I can’t remember I guess that tradition dies with me.

  12. We don’t really have any rituals for new years eve. We tend to always go to a party and eat whatever.

  13. Every new years eve we like to make pork and saurkraut, nothing strange or exciting

  14. We always have pigs in a blanket…I don’t really know why, we just always do.

  15. We don’t have any New Year’s traditions. We don’t have a special meal.

  16. we don not have one but threre is a blue moon this thurs so that will be cool

    happy new year to all 😎

  17. Pork loin & cabbage, bratwurst & sauerkraut, potatoes, black eyed peas… New Years luck dinner. There have been some years we’ve missed, but try to do it every year.

  18. My inlaws do black-eyed peas and cabbage.

  19. Every year again my grandma is baking “apple wine” cookies for New Year’s Eve. Sounds weird but they are very tatsy…. Yummy 😉

  20. We eat noodles, which signify long life and “Osechi ryouri” which usually contains food with special meanings e.g. herring roe signifies a wish to be gifted with many children!