Friday, July 21, 2017

Like most authors, I have doubt 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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

RELEASE DATE: Monday, June 26, 2017
Title: Chasing Darkness
Series: Rune Alexander, book 10
Author: Laken Cane
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror


Rune Alexander captured a dangerous prisoner and turned her over to the Annex, unaware of the trouble that act would unleash on her Crew...

A small, dangerous group has slipped into River County, determined to retrieve Lee Crane from the Annex.

But Eugene has no intention of handing over his prisoner.

Then the group takes something that's precious to Rune.
Something that breathes, and cries, and bleeds.

She pressures Eugene to make a trade--and prepares to take the decision out of his hands if he refuses.

But when he unintentionally loses their leverage, Rune and her crew must race against time to break down a wall of magic and save the battered life behind it.

And that may not be possible.

Not even for Shiv Crew.


Book 1: Shiv Crew
Book 5: New Regime
Book 5.5 Shadows Past (Rune Alexander short)
Book 8: Killing Land
Book 9: Kill Switch
Book 10: Chasing Darkness-coming 06/26/2017

"OMG, this one pulled at the heart strings.  I was so happy she stood up for the Assassin, made my heart happy!!!!" 

"Lots of mystery with Reign...but love how Jack is so attached!!  LOOOOOVVVEEE Jack!!!"


"Oh my gosh, I cried!!!!  I knew it....Z was perfect" ~ZGirl SupsClub

"This book has been far and away my favorite so far!" ~Sara McKelvey Brown

"You did it again. Killer book. Loved it!" ~Heidi Ryan

 "...full of unexpected twists and suspense, and badassery!"~Alicia Dickey

"Ohhhhh so many WTF moments!!"
"The whole last 1/3 of the book was a mile a minute crazy with one jaw dropper after another!"~Jo Dawson

"Things are changing. I loved it. What a great addition!" Idelisses M. Torres


The coffee addicted urban fantasy/paranormal and horror writer Laken Cane lives in Southern Ohio with her genius son, two Yorkies named Daphnis and Lexi, and one Golden named Chloe who rules them all. 


Friday, June 9, 2017

A couple of new things!


I'm excited about that. :)  I'll be revealing the cover and the blurb during a celebration party on Facebook, Monday, June 19th, at 7:00 pm Eastern. We're having the party on my author page, so if you aren't yet following the page, come over and give us a like so you can join the fun!

Laken's Facebook Author Page

*In book 10, a few things that happened in the short story, Shadows Past, are referred to. If you haven't yet read the short, you'll want to! You can find it HERE for only $0.99.

In other news, I'm working to get all my books released as audiobooks. This will take a while--I have a lot of books! But I already have Shiv Crew waiting for narrators to audition. Hopefully I can find the perfect person to voice the books.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I spent the day trying to figure out better ways to promote the books. You guys, writing is easy compared with working to get the books out there. Anyway, I read some articles, changed some keywords on Amazon, tweeted, posted on Instagram, posted on FB, and did some research.

I even managed to get in some exercise! (Then I ate part of a banana cream pie but we won't discuss that.)

Rune Alexander book 10 (yes, I have the title, blurb, and the cover, but it'll be 'book 10' until I have the release party!) is coming along nicely--all bloody and violent and full of darkness and emotion, just the way you all like it. :)

Shiv Crew is $0.99 and is free for those of you on KU, so please--if you're reading this, go get the book, tell someone you know, blog, tweet, or FB the link. I'd appreciate it so much. I could use your help getting this book out to more readers.

The link to SHIV CREW is

I'm off to get in a few hours of writing. Have a great evening, everybody!