Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Release Date for Book Three

Strange Trouble has a release date!

February 5th, 2014

I actually may have it ready before the fifth, and if so, I'll post to let you know.

Shiv Crew (Book One)
Blood and Bite (Book Two)
Strange Trouble (Book Three) Available now!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last Round

I am on the last round of edits for Strange Trouble. Just wanted to let you all know!

I'm doing little else. Edits are taking up all my time and I really can't think too far ahead to book four until I'm finished with Strange Trouble. I don't even have a title for book four yet, and I like to have a title before I start seriously writing the book. Any ideas for titles? Send them my way!

Still, I've been jotting down notes and ideas and things I want to include in book four. Maybe I'll slow things down a little for Rune, give her a tiny break. She's due for some good things. Some happy times.

Maybe she's not.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Teaser from Strange Trouble

Llodra leaped off her, deflecting Gunnar’s blade with his arm. He screamed with shock when the blade sliced through his flesh.
“I have the magic of Damascus,” he screeched. “I rule the dead.”
“Not this dead, you mad fool,” Gunnar said calmly. “Not this dead.”

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Images of the Crew

Tiffany Dahl (Super Fan :) ) asked me this question about Shiv Crew- "If you could match them to someone famous who would they look like?" I don't have an answer for her yet, but I'd love to know if any of you do. Do you have a certain celebrity in mind who fits your image of Rune, Lex, Strad, or any of the others?

I also asked this question on Facebook, so feel free to answer here, email me, or come on over to Facebook. I look forward to hearing your opinions. :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Finished :)

I have written
Now I'll fly through edits and clean it up, and will soon publish Strange Trouble to Amazon.

I'm already writing notes on book four.

Monday, January 13, 2014

“Watch your hands.” She slammed the door. “Stay put, baby. We have to kill some monsters.”
Levi put his palm against the window. Ellis, teary, lifted his hand to do the same. Touching through the glass, they smiled at each other.
Rune shot her claws back out, dropped her fangs, and threw herself into the crowd of zombies...

“Strad,” she cried again, against his lips.
He dragged his mouth away, his eyes glittering as he stared down at her. “I want to fuck you, Rune. Just shut up while I fuck you.”
She shivered at his words, at his need. “If I hurt you—”
He laughed. “Honey.” His voice was tender, finally, as his heart caught up with his black, black despair. “You can’t.”

From Strange Trouble
Coming soon

Still Writing

I know the meter in the left sidebar says I'm 100% finished with Strange Trouble, but I'm actually still writing. I never know exactly what the numbers will be when I finish a book. Right now, I'm going over the tentative 70000 words. It might be less or more by the time the book is ready for publication.

I'll post when I reach the end :)

In the meantime, if you haven't already, check out
Shiv Crew, book one
Blood and Bite, book two


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Strange Trouble


“Raze,” she said, and started her car. “Tell me.”
“They picked up the twins,” he said. His voice was careful. “They picked them up and drove half a mile out of town before they spotted me.”
“And?” She didn’t like the way he was speaking, like he was hurting and each word he spoke made it worse.
“I had to let them go. One of them called me from Denim’s cell. He told me to back the fuck off.”
She pinched the bridge of her nose. “What aren’t you telling me?”
She heard a click as he swallowed. “I heard one of the boys screaming,” he whispered. “And I backed the fuck off.”


Monday, January 6, 2014


The end is in sight.
The end of Strange Trouble, that is. :))
So close. Unless something happens to delay me, I'll be finished before the week is out. I've been editing, cutting, and rewriting as I go--not sure why but that's how it happened this time--so edits won't take as long as usual.
That's one of the reasons it took me this long to write this book--the editing as I go thing. I rarely do that, but this time it seemed the right thing to do.
So now...
The end is in sight!
I want to give you a taste, so I'll probably post a couple of snippets during the next few days, starting now:

Strange Trouble, book three in the Rune Alexander series--

Owen grinned. “We’ll do our best. And after this, Rune, you and I are going to—”
“After this,” the berserker interrupted, his voice soft and even, “you and I will need to talk.”
Owen inclined his head. “I guess we will.”


Shiv Crew
Blood and Bite
Strange Trouble, coming soon


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Talk About It

Yesterday an amazing fan asked me what she could do to help me with my career. There is something wonderful you can do...

Tell everyone you know. If you love my books, talk about them. That's one of the single best and most helpful things you can do for me--for any author.

I have some lovely, awesome readers who spread the word about Shiv Crew, about Laken Cane, and I know a lot of my new readers and sales are because of them.

So thank you! Each time you recommend or talk about my books, you're being incredibly helpful. I appreciate you.

Shiv Crew
Blood and Bite

Thursday, January 2, 2014


My mother is now out of the hospital--since yesterday afternoon--and I'm starting to get back into a routine. I'm writing furiously and if nothing unexpected happens again, I'll continue writing furiously!

I noticed a couple of very nice new reviews on Amazon--and one of them was posted on my birthday. That was a very nice birthday gift! ♥

Some things about the crew--

Rune wrestles almost constantly with her inner demons. She's not going to be full of false modesty. She and the crew ARE awesome--and she's never going to be afraid to say that. She's a strong, amazing woman. She knows it.

Shiv Crew is not about romance. Will there be sex and romantic elements in future books? Hell yes. There already are.

There are several strong, gorgeous, amazing males--and they have no trouble following their captain, who happens to be a woman. Except maybe for the berserker, who does what he wants no matter what she says.

Maybe that's why readers like him so much. :)

Strange Trouble is coming along nicely once again. I'm so glad to be back in the story. I missed the crew!

To those of you who are anxiously awaiting book three, it will be finished and released as soon as I can get it out there. I already have ideas for book four! Also to those of you who are so supportive, who take the time to write reviews (even negative ones), who send me messages telling me how you love the books, how these stories take you to your happy place, how they make you forget, for a little while, your own troubles...thank you. You can't know how much that means to me.

These books are for you.


Shiv Crew, book one in the Rune Alexander series
Blood and Bite, book two in the Rune Alexander series
Strange Trouble, book three, coming soon!