Monday, August 28, 2017

I've got a new website! There's also a new blog on there, though I'll keep this one as well because there's so much here that I don't want to lose. Check it out :)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Harbinger Bend, my new vampire romantic suspense is now available! A little earlier than planned, but that's okay, right? :)
Since I already posted the blurb and cover, I'll just stick with giving you guys the link to the book.
I hope you enjoy it.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

New Release!




A woman fleeing an abusive relationship finds herself caught in the hypnotic gaze of an interested master vampire, but when a murder victim calls from the grave, will she risk her life to answer?

It has taken Kate Hayden nine long years to escape Jonas, her sadistic husband.

Scarred, injured, and full of secrets, she stops to rest in Harbinger Bend. Almost immediately she is bombarded with visions and the supernatural gifts she thought she'd lost forever return full force.

Unable to leave town, she finds refuge in a vampire hotel and is taken under the fierce protection of Quillan Bouchard, the master of Harbinger Bend.

She pushes away the past as she embraces her freedom, rediscovers her heart, and remembers what it's like to be alive.

But when darkness arrives and enemies clash, who will be standing when the smoke clears?

Monday, August 7, 2017

Nominations and Vampires

Hey guys!
I'm nominated in a few categories over at Reality Bites Magazine--if you're a fan of my books and want to vote for me, you can click the links below and show me some love. <3

1. Horror - Chasing Darkness and We, the Forsaken

2. Sci-Fi - Chasing Darkness 

3. Best Series - Rune Alexander

4. Best Young Adult - We, the Forsaken

5. Dystopian - We, the Forsaken 

6. Dystopian Author - Laken Cane

7. Horror Author - Laken Cane

8. Best Fantasy - Chasing Darkness

Thanks to everyone for your votes. You guys are awesome and I'm glad you enjoy the books!
In other news, the vampire romance has a title!
I posted a little about the book in the Shiv Crew group--short blurb, excerpt, some info, and asked for suggestions. I got many amazing suggestions, but in the end I chose 8 of the ones I liked the most for this book, and popped them up in a poll so everyone could vote for their favorite.
The winning title was submitted by Ken Relyea and is simply the name of the town in which the story takes place-- Harbinger Bend.
Pretty great, right? I'm nearing the end of this book, as you can see by checking out the word count meters on this site. Soon I'll post a proper blurb and the cover.
Here are the two hooks/short blurbs:
#1. A murder victim calls from the grave, and an abused woman must risk her life to answer.
#2. A woman fleeing an abusive relationship finds herself caught in the hypnotic gaze of an interested master vampire.
Stay tuned for more updates on Harbinger Bend! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Like most authors, I have doubts about my books. I worry about making an impact. About anyone caring. About whether or not they touch anybody.

Then I get comments like this one:

"Laken, thank you for reacting. As well as for your work and your words. Your books have inspired me every single time I read them. I am my monster. My monster is me. You don't know how much those words tripped something in me to fully accept all of my issues and to LOVE myself for them.

There are very few writers like you, who tackle these issues head on, and combine that with skill in writing so beautifully that it makes your readers REALIZE and ACCEPT. Doesn't matter that it's fiction, that it's paranormal, that it's not going to be a world I'll ever be in. It's still life. I'm lucky to have found my way to reading those authors' works (You, Catherine Gayle, Author Faleena Hopkins, Irish Winters are at the top of that list.) So again, thank you."
~Ta Galvez


Monday, June 26, 2017

Rune Alexander book 10, Chasing Darkness, is now available. You can get it here at Also in Kindle Unlimited!

Here's one of the first reviews!

"The Rune Alexander series has to be one of the most brilliantly written paranormal series I have ever read.

From the beginning, it is the fastest-paced, take-no-prisoners, no one is safe kind of read. The author has an incredible ability of writing that weaves these threads throughout the main storyline. These bits might not get their endings until future books, but when they do, it is so worth the wait. Book 10 is no exception. We finally get some of the answers, but not all. Which is great because it means Rune's journey isn't over!

This time, we get to learn more about Kader, Rune's heart is wickedly tested, something that has weighed heavily on Rune since she had lost it finds its way back to her, and there is a heart-stopping shock to the system at the very end. While Rune and her team fight to get back what was stolen from them, the reader is whipped through the story at a breakneck speed. This is the kind of book you cannot put down, so be prepared and plan accordingly.

I loved this book. Even after 10 books, the journey hasn't slowed, and Rune is still never safe. She is tested in every way possible in this book. And she may be losing the one person she cannot live without. I am hoping it is only temporary, but with Rune, you never know. If you can't quite remember all the previous books, it wouldn't hurt to brush up on at least the previous few. If you love a book that breaks the rules, Rune is for you. Such an amazing ride! Be prepared for an ending you never saw coming. You have been warned."
~Reviewed by Heidi Ryan

Here's the link! Get your copy today :)
Amazon RA series page

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

First review for Chasing Darkness!

Review by Felicia Wood

"I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Hanging out with my Shiv Crew, feels so good!!! I couldn't wait another second to read this one; when I received it, I tried so hard to savor it in delicious morsels rather than a thoughtless devour. It, uh.. kind of worked out...
This lovely installment picks up right where we left off, and the name of the game is angst and darkness right away.

Characters who you thought you knew so well are showing growth, along with new and surprising sides of their personalities. It is interesting to watch how the same traumatic event effects and plays out in different people/characters (immediately and further down the line). Jack has a breakthrough moment in this one, and I develop this new love for him.

This book stays at a level 10, and I just can't relax when there is so much tension, and so much is at stake. How can one not love a series that jacks you up like that?!
Rune is the badass to end all badasses, but this book pours emotion. So much of Rune's heart is on the chopping block in this one; so many different people hold pieces of this vulnerable heart.

BTW, could Kader and 'Grim' be any cuter, anymore badass amazing?! It's hilarious how Rune talks to the year old Kader like she's nine. I talk to my nieces and nephew like their adults, and they're smarter for it; no wonder Kader is a genius. I love these characters, love these books."
~Reviewed by Felicia Wood.
You can find her awesome blog HERE

Chasing Darkness Release date: Monday, June 26th, 2017

Shadows Past, the Rune Alexander short, can be found HERE