frequently asked questions

 

Where can I find {book title} in paperback?

Alas, many of my books including Blurred Lines and the Stiletto & Oxford series were published by a digital-only imprint of Penguin Random House and are not available in paperback. If you’re a “paperback only” reader, all my books available in print are listed here.


How can I get an ARC (review copy) of one of your books?

I do not personally distribute ARCs. If my publisher decides to distribute early copies for reviews, they can be requested via NetGalley, or via the publisher directly.


Why are your books priced differently?

My book prices (with The Prenup, which is self-pubished) are determined entirely by my publisher. I have multiple publishers, each with a different pricing strategy, hence the varying price points of my books. I am not included in pricing discussions, nor do I get any input. I do know that all of my publishers work hard to ensure my books are available in libraries, so if a particular price is out of your comfort zone, be sure to check your local library!


Will Marc and Elena from new York’s Finest be getting their own story?

Sadly, probably not. New York’s Finest was sold as a three-book series with the option for that publish to expand to a fourth and fifth book with the remaining siblings. They did not chose that option. While I could technically release them on my own, so much time has passed, I’m not convinced I can do those stories justice. Rest assured, everyone is living happily-ever-after.


Will you ever write an epilogue or follow-up to {book/series title}?

I’ll never say never, but generally speaking, I consider a couple’s story complete after typing The End. One of the reasons romance novels are so deliciously page-turning is because of conflict and tension. Once a couple’s found their happily-ever-after, the conflict is resolved, the tension alleviated. Which means it’s time for me to help a new couple find happily-ever-after!


How did you find your agent/publisher?

The old-fashioned way! I wrote a book in 2011, and when it was polished and ready for submission, I wrote a query letter and sent it to agencies representing contemporary romance. In 2012, Nicole Resciniti said she liked my voice and offered representation. I’ve been with her ever since! Once I signed with her, she sent my manuscript on submission to New York publishing houses, and I signed contracts with Grand Central Publishing and Random House in 2013. The rest is history happy history :-)


I’m not in the US. How do I know which of your books are available in my country / language?

To determine if a certain book is translated to your language, please check your local retailers. I truly wish I could be of more help, but the odd truth is that authors are rarely notified or provided titles/links of our international books! Usually I don’t even know my book’s been released in a language other than English until someone tags me on Instagram with a cover reveal for the international version cover!


Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring writers?

Yes, lots! I’ve written at length about my writing journey and advice on the blog.


Why can’t I find Hot Asset, Hard Sell, or Huge Deal on Apple Books or Nook?

The 21 Wall Street series is published by Montlake, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. As such, the e-book format is exclusive to Kindle.


I have a great book idea—can I send it to you to write?

Noooooo! Please don’t. Not only do I have more than enough of my own ideas to contend with, but I firmly believe the best person to write a particular story idea is the one who came up with it! Be brave. You’ve got this.


Where / how can I get a signed book?

All of my book signings are listed here. I’m also working on figuring out how to make signed books available online, but I’m not quite there yet! Hang tight!


Why can’t I find you on Facebook or Twitter?

I left Facebook in May 2018 because it didn’t contribute to my values and goals. I’ve been happier, healthier, and more productive since getting off Facebook, and have no plans to return. My newsletter is the best way to get my updates.


How can I get in touch with Lauren?

For press and media queries, or to get into touch with Lauren’s agent for rights information, please check our contact page. I do not have a general purpose inbox.

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