Friday, September 27, 2013

Review from Manic Readers

Manic Readers said that I could post as much of their review as I wanted, so I've posted it below.
My thanks once again to MR and to the reviewer, Merrylee.

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Rating:  5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Merrylee
Review:
Rune Alexander lives to kill—Others, that is. It’s her job to protect humans against the supernaturals who live side by side with humans. But there’s a lot not even her Shiv Crew know about her. She’s more than human, but what that is isn’t certain, not even to Rune, who deplores what she secretly is. Beyond that, she carries horrendous guilt that’s left her mentally broken in so many ways only submitting to a lover who does appalling things to her can temporarily cleanse her of the guilt tormenting her.  

When people she trusts betray her and she learns someone is sexually abusing Other women and extorting money from Others in Spiritgrove and the surrounding River County, the tables are turned on Rune and her crew. They must break the rules to protect the Others from humans, including a faceless leader known only as Preston. But as the darkness inside Rune becomes stronger and she ends up fighting a battle she must win, can she trust a man she calls the berserker, a man who’s been sent to spy on her, with her heart? Strad Matheson seems to accept Rune’s inner darkness, even care for her despite of it, but will he be able to save her from the part of her she can no longer deny and must come to understand?

Laken Cane’s first book, Shiv Crew, opens a monumental new urban fantasy series that promises to blow the rest of its ilk out of the water. Her opening salvo is fast-paced, with an exciting plot populated with colorful, multi-dimensional and appealing (or thoroughly disgusting) characters, some of which you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Others, like Strad, the twins—Denim and Levi Montrosa, and master vampire Nicolas Llodra, are so intense and frankly, HOT, you’ll be drooling on your eReader and licking your lips whenever they make an entrance. You’ll also like Rune’s gay best friend, Ellis (Ellie as she calls him), and Lex, a blind girl who can do such amazing things it will absolutely blow your mind.

For the most part, the supernaturals aren’t the real monsters in this book; humans are. Some of them anyway. As a heroine, Rune is flawed and imperfect…just like all of us, but in her own unique way. She’s dangerous, sometimes to herself and so courageous and admirable in so many ways she stands head and shoulders taller than her diminutive five-foot-four. However, I warn you, her means of self-flagellation to make amends and seek peace for her past wrongs isn’t easy to witness. It’s painful and bloody, but somehow Ms. Cane manages to pull it off without the reader emerging from it without a feeling revulsion for Rune. You understand her need for physical pain to assuage her emotional pain.

Personally, I’ve put Laken Cane (pseudonym of a published paranormal romance author currently living in the Midwest) at the top of my auto-buy list and can’t wait for book two in her Rune Alexander series, Blood and Bite, to come out.  

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Five Stars!

A perfect start to my day, along with a hot cup of coffee--I just received a five star review from Manic Readers reviewer Merrylee for Shiv Crew.

I've posted some excerpts of the review below. To read the full review, click here to go to the Manic Readers website.

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"...Laken Cane’s first book, Shiv Crew, opens a monumental new urban fantasy series that promises to blow the rest of its ilk out of the water."

"...As a heroine, Rune is flawed and imperfect…just like all of us, but in her own unique way."

"...I warn you, her means of self-flagellation to make amends and seek peace for her past wrongs isn’t easy to witness."

"...Personally, I’ve put Laken Cane (pseudonym of a published paranormal romance author currently living in the Midwest) at the top of my auto-buy list and can’t wait for book two in her Rune Alexander series, Blood and Bite, to come out."

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To read the full review, click here

Shiv Crew buy links:
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall

There's a chill in the air and the leaves are turning...perfect writing weather. Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember. It seems somehow full of possibilities and promises, of adventures and new beginnings. Many people see Spring in that way, but for me, it's always been Fall.

I'm in the middle of book three in the Rune Alexander series--Strange Trouble. Rune is always dealing with strange trouble. That's especially true in book three, so the title is fitting.

No cover for Strange Trouble yet. I'll post it up as soon as I have it and also will keep you updated on the progress of book three. I do hope to have Blood and Bite (book 2) up in the next few weeks, as well.

Happy Fall, everyone!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sneak Attack

Don't be surprised when I pick a random commenter to give a book to.
If you visit, leave a comment anywhere on the site, or hit the follow button, or subscribe. Sometimes I just want to give someone a book ;)

Climbing...


Shiv Crew is now back up to $2.99, a discount from $3.99. I'm not sure when I'll put it back up to full price, so take advantage :)

AMAZON BUY LINK FOR SHIV CREW
ALL ROMANCE eBOOKS BUY LINK FOR SHIV CREW

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Shiv Crew special


Get Shiv Crew for 99 cents for a limited time. Know someone who loves Urban Fantasy? Send them to Amazon to get Shiv Crew while it's on sale :)


Friday, September 13, 2013

Book Two

Book two in the Rune Alexander series--Blood and Bite--is finished. Now edits begin, but I think the edits for Blood and Bite will go more quickly than they did with Shiv Crew. I'll post as soon as the book is available.

I've posted the gorgeous cover below ;)

I am now writing book three, Strange Trouble.



Thursday, September 5, 2013