Friday, November 11, 2011

Tour: Lead Me On by Lauren Hawkeye (Guest Post & Giveaway)

I'd like to welcome author Lauren Hawkeye back to Reading Between the Wines, continuing her tour for her four book Erotic me Series. Today she is joining us with her newest release in the series, Lead Me On!

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?
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.
You can find out more about Lauren and her books on her Website or connect with her on FaceBook or Twitter!

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 is giving away one digital arc of Lead Me On. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below! Lauren is also hosting a tour wide giveaway for a fabulous gift basket full of goodies, to enter just fill out this FORM. (US/CA)


  1. Lauren is a new author for me and her series is definitely going on TBR list. Thanks for the chance.

  2. I can't really think of any unique author names Lynn didn't already cover in her post...I'm a huge fan of Nalini Singh and I think she's the only one I read with an unusual name.


  3. Some of the memorable authors I've seen are:
    Rachel Caine
    Richelle Mead
    P.C. Cast
    Charlaine Harris
    Claudia Gray
    Melissa De La Cruz
    Lisa Kessler
    Stacey Kennedy
    Alyson Noel
    Kiki Howell

    shall I keep going?
    They are memorable to me because they write amazing books!

  4. Just started getting into erotica and am loving it. Always looking for new authors to tantalize my mind!!!!

  5. Nalini Singh definitely is a name that stands out, but like you that could be partly due to her awesome books! ;)

    I love the pseudonym JD Robb, especially since the JD has special meaning to Nora.

    Laurell K Hamilton, I can never say her name without including that middle initial. Definitely unique.

    Ilona Andrews, pretty unique first name.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Most of the most memorable names for me are just my favorite authors. But there are a few names that stick out: Delilah Marvelle (I always think of the song "Hey there Delilah" & Gaelen Foley (just because I had not heard the name Gaelen before).

  7. I always blank out when these questions come up. The only one I can think of tight now is Lillian Feisty. She rights erotic romances and Feisty seems like such an appropriate name for that genre.

    One more just popped up: Lizzie T. Leaf. One mystery author had the intials S.F.X., but the font made it look like SEX on the covers (and one MALE co-worker cleverly added some paper to the cover to really make it really read SEX.)

  8. One of the names Is Richelle Mead I never forget her name and she is one of my Favorite Authors!

  9. ok, I'm tired and my brain is not working so I can't think of any unique names. I always remember an authors name once I get into a book or series and the name sticks

  10. To me, a memorable author name is one whose books i have read and would keep reading, over and over again.

    JK Rowling
    Deborah Harkness
    Jeaniene Frost
    to name a few, the list keeps growing.
    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  11. Wow there are so many author names out there that are memorable to me:

    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Marjorie M. Liu
    Gena Showalter (as mentioned)
    Yasmine Galenorn

    And some are really easy to remember-Nora Roberts, Kim Harrison, Vikki Petterson, Patricia Briggs, etc.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  12. The most unusual one I've come across so far is Heaven Liegh Eldeen.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  13. I tend to remember the names of the ones I got started on--Nicholas Sparks & Nora Roberts & also the ones that I love their books--Lauren Kate, Stephanie Meyer. I could go on, but space is limited.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com


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