Monday, November 14, 2011

Guest Post: Lauren Hawkeye w/Giveaway

Thanks for having me!

Often I am asked how I came up with my pen name. I will admit that it is a pretty unusual last name, but I'm lucky-- I didn't have to come up with it at all. I first published under my maiden name, and so that is what I still use. I often wonder what name I would have chosen if I had considered using one... or what I will choose if I ever use one in the future. I know that authors who have very long names, or name sthat are hard to pronounce, are often asked by their publishers to choose something more generic. And authors who have very generic names are sometimes asked to think of a name that is more unique. There are other considerations as well-- which authors will your book be next to on the shelf? Is there another author out there already with a name similar to yours? What will the name look like on the book cover? Do you need a new pen name for every publisher that you write for?

There are some author names that I find very memorable-- Jenesi Ash, Sunny, Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter. I'm not entirely sure why they stick in my mind. Are they unique? Do they look pretty on a cover? Do I just like their books and as such think that I like their names, too? There are also one or two names that make me cringe and wonder what on earth a publisher was thinking by allowing them to be used on a book cover.

What are some of the more memorable author names that you have seen?
The Erotic Me Series

By Lauren Hawkeye

Pub date: September 1, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-426-87894-7

Evie may feel like she doesn’t measure up to her prettier, younger sister, but she still knows what she wants—Lucas, her cousin’s sexy roommate. She’s dreamed about being with him for a long time, and on the sweltering night of her sister’s wedding, it’s clear he shares her lust. Now Evie is determined to take what she desires—even if it’s just for one night….

Book One of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.


By Lauren Hawkeye

Pub date: October 1, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-426-88547-1

Barbara always thought of Ethan as her little brother’s annoying best friend, and she was sure he just considered her his friend’s nerdy big sister. Until the hot night after her brother’s wedding. Alone in the heat, it’s clear Ethan sees her in a way she never saw herself: as a sexy, sensual woman. And for the first time, Barbara feels ready to break free from the painful memories that have haunte her for too long—by exploring her passion for Ethan…

Book two of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.

Lead Me On

By Lauren Hawkeye

Publish Date November 1, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-426-88550-1

Linda doesn’t know why she agreed to attend an old friend’s wedding, or the after party where she encounters her old flame, Eric. She’s as attracted to him now as she was in college…and even more aroused when she meets his captivating friend Nate.

Unlikely as it seems, Linda can’t deny the two sexy men are interested in her—and that she wants them both, too. She’s determined to follow the night through with them, wherever it may lead…

Book three of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.

Let Me In

By Lauren Hawkeye

Pub Date: December 2011

ISBN: 978-1-426-88553-2

Imogen hasn’t had sex with her husband, Ty, in over a year. She’s still as attracted to him as ever, but they’ve both been looking for something new to renew their desire for one another. Yet she never thought to find it at a friend’s wedding when another couple invites them to share their bed. Ty is obviously aroused by the idea and the thought of a ménage thrills Imogen to her core. Could this be the key to rekindling their passion…and can Imogen go through with it?

Book four of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.

Lauren Hawkeye is a writer, theatre enthusiast, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.

She’s older than she looks—really—and younger than she feels—most of the time—and she loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories.!/Lauren_Hawkeye


Anonymous said...

These books look really hot!!!

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