You know you have the best job ever when you spend 20 minutes trying to find the right sexy-times images for your book graphics and call it "work." ❤The picture pretty much says it all! Good Girl is only $0.99 for a limited time, and Love Story is right around the corner! (Link in profile will take you to buy links (iBooks hasn't dropped Good Girl to sale price just yet, but I have it on good authority that they will soon!)
Current writing view. ❤🦊 #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting
Can't believe we've just about reached the midpoint between Someone Like You's release in December and Love Story on Feb 14th!!! This one is totally different from Lincoln's story, but every bit as romantic ❤ Childhood sweethearts who imploded after high school, and 8 years later have to roadtrip across the country together.
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How perfect is this "cocktail tree" spotted at the wedding we attended last night?! Not gonna lie, sort of want one for my living room! 🍋🍸🍋 #authorlife #author #authorsofinstagram #cocktail #lemondrop
Got ourselves cleaned up for a wedding. Or so we thought. Upon getting into the car, @anthonyledonne noticed some previous meal's remnants on his suit pants and now I can't remember if I brushed my teeth. Sorry Jeff and Danielle, we tried.
First post of 2017!!! How is it only Jan 4, I feel like New Year's Eve was three weeks ago. Anyway, epic start so far to the new year! A bit behind in my annual planning, so not announcing my yearly theme just yet (2016's was Like a Boss), but I will say ... kind of killing it so far. 💪🏼 Four days in, I've written 30k new and words, built a new website for Last Word Designs, and turned in a manuscript. Oh, and started planning my 2018 book release schedule 🙈 Here's hoping the momentum continues, but for now I'm headed to hometown Seattle to visit my fab family, see friends, and celebrate a wedding. (This pic is me on the way to the airport). How about your guys?! How is 2017?!?
I secretly love the "best 9" thing that takes over Instagram this time of year. Instagram's my favorite way of connecting with people, so it's always so fun to see what posts you guys loved the most. This year the winning theme was me with my books!! Looking at these pictures brought back so many memories of an epic year. Six releases, NYT list, 10-year wedding anniversary, and let's not forget that day I met Nora Roberts!!! So, I'm headed to bed WELL before midnight so that I can start 2017 fresh, but 2016, for all the crap you're getting, you were good to me. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for all the support. ❤🍾😴
Have loads of writing tonight so this San Pellegrino might be the only sparkling beverage I have tonight. So I put it in a pretty glass, naturally. Not the most exciting New Year's, but the Stiletto/Oxford gang make for fine companions to ring in 2017, right?! What are you guys up to?!
Happy TENTH Anniversary to guy who's a million times better than any hero I've ever written. (Except maybe Mitchell. I'm just sayin' ...) Cheers to a freaking DECADE of nonstop laughter with @anthonyledonne ❤🍾👰🏻 (Special shoutout to @thealexaragon who I belatedly realized was cropped from the "guys" picture. WE know you were there buddy, and we love you!!!)
Confession: much as I love Christmas, I secretly love taking the decorations down almost as much. The exception? My holiday bar cart! I'm not ready to say goodbye to the festive prettiness! 🎄🍷🍾🍸
Merry Christmas!!! TOLD you guys the red cold-shoulder dress would be making its debut? But my favorite part of this 📷 is the way it looks like our white tree bow is perched atop @anthonyledonne'a head. Also, I call the tree bow our Love Bow because he helped me make it (under duress). Merry Christmas from US!!! Having a wonderfully low-key Christmas with lots of writing followed by cinnamon rolls and coffee, then more writing, and now champagne and cheese because it's Christmas and cheese counts as dinner if I want it to!!! 💃🏽🍾🍷🎄🧀💄
How FUN are these chocolates from my amazing assistant?! Also, if you've ever read/enjoyed an LL book, you should know that Lisa is the one who keeps me sane and holds down the LL fort so I can do crazy things like write/release six books in a year. Thanks @tastybooktours!!! 😘
Happy TENTH birthday to my fur-baby!!! I always hesitate posting dog-focused posts in a baby/kid-centric Insta-feed that is mostly "real parent" focused, fearful of eye rolls. But this plus-sized, troublemaking Pomeranian is where all my extra love goes. She makes me smile about 20 times a day, and today she gets her very own birthday post. 🦊🎉🎁(📷 :: @anthonyledonne)
I generally buy clothes that are more classic than trendy (my wardrobe is 80% black turtlenecks, black pumps, and trench coats), but I'm pretty obsessed with the "cold-shoulder" trend (it's probably out of style already, I don't even know). I also have this exact top in red, and yes, it'll be making an appearance on Christmas!!! 🍾🎄💃🏽
Sorry for the radio silence! Been in bed for three straight days with some sort of flu/cold/plague type nonsense. I always know I'm on the mend from a cold when coffee starts sounding appealing again, and I decided to celebrate that moment this morning by adding donuts to the equation. The perfect fuel to start my much-delayed Christmas shopping. Right?! (Bailey approves!!!) 🍩☕️🎄(ps: I'm an annoying "nibbler" with sweets, hence why the donuts look like they were attacked by a pigeon)
How gorgeous are these congratulatory flowers from @booksbysarahrobinson and @rachvd?! And they arrived just in time to make the perfect centerpiece for last night's dinner party! ❤🎄🍷
You guys!!! One of the BIGGEST moments of my author-life right here! I just learned that Someone Like You hit the New York Times bestseller list. The first time time I've ever made it, and a BIG career milestone. I sat in shock for a solid 30 minutes, and when I got my wits about me, @anthonyledonne had already run out to the wine shop and come back with @domperignonofficial to celebrate (it's chilling, thus not in the pic). If this post is incoherent, I'm still sort of in happy shock but wanted to say thank you to all the friends, family and readers who have gotten me to this moment. Especially Mr. Layne. We did it, hubby. 😘
New lip color today (not really new, so much as I forgot I bought this a couple months ago). The bubble gum pink perfectly suited my sparkly, champagne Friday-vibes mood (it's @anastasiabeverlyhills gloss in Peony, since someone always asks!!)
Release day! 🍾💕 Always exciting, but this one feels extra special! Thanks to everyone who's waited patiently for Lincoln's story!! (Available at all the e-retailers) #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #author
Throw back to 1 year ago 😐I don't have words. Tree is on point, but the rest ...
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of sexy romantic comedies.