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Lauren Kate

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Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York.
She is the author of the Fallen novels, the Teardrop novels, and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her family.

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message 62: by Sade

Sade Thank you for excepting my friend request!

Lametria Where can i find the book "Daniel's First Sighting"? I've looked everywhere

Lametria Will the Fallen Series become a movie series? If so i strongly suggest that Elizabeth Gillies from the Nickelodeon show Victorious should play Luce :)

message 59: by Sam

Sam Happy Authors Day!

message 58: by Bethany

Bethany I just finished the Fallen series and loved it! I also agree that it would be cool for Cam to have his own little series with a love interest and maybe seeing some of Luce and Daniel's current love story along the way. I've seen online that there is supposed to be a movie, but it shows a 2012 release and I can't find any info on it. Do you know about when it might happen?

message 57: by Rena

Rena I enjoyed the Fallen series tremendously plus I loved the cover so I had to own it! I agree with the Cam story line below. I would love to see more of his future. Thanks for filling up my time with worthy entertainment.

message 56: by Eneida

Eneida Thank you for kindly accepting my friend request. Loved the Fallen series :)

message 55: by Lauren

Lauren Hello!
Thanks so much for adding me ^_^
I thought your Fallen series was great. But I just felt that Cam didn't really get a proper ending. What happened with him? He seemed so important in the series in the first book, but in the last few, not so much.

Amethyst I finished Rapture a few days ago and I loved it especially in the end! It made me cry!!!

Νόρα Thanks for accepting,I love your books!!!!

message 52: by Sarah

Sarah *spoiler alert for those who have not read Rapture*

OMG! I just finished reading Rapture. WOW. It was fantastic. I was a little upset about Gabbe and Molly dying though. And also how Daniel and Luce were reborn as mortals, but you made it work really well. Wasn't expecting her to actually be an angel near the end, no, that hit me in the face with strong force. :D I absolutely LOVE the series. Fantastic job. Truly, you've done a brilliant masterpiece. I don't know how you came up with such a magnificent series, you have done it perfectly. Definitely a 10 out of 5 stars.

message 51: by Jodie

Jodie Thanks for accepting, I love Fallen :-)

message 50: by Swathika (last edited Jul 11, 2012 01:59AM)

Swathika Manu OMG! I just can't believe you accepted my friend request. It almost gave me a heart attack. I love Fallen so much. It is one of my faviroutes!

Disincentive/Feta It's actually amazing you accepted me! :) I have heard so many opinions about your books that I need to read it! I'm really happy it is in polish language version :)

message 48: by Lady

Lady Light Thank you Ms. Kate for letting me be your friend I am currently trying to get the Fallen in Love and Rapture to read. The fallen series is the most romantic and beautiful series I have read. :)

Amethyst Hi Lauren! Thank you for adding me! I'm a big fan of your books! Impatiently waiting for Rapture!! :)

message 46: by Richa

Richa thanks for accepting my request! Love your books, and omg just one month for Rapture to come out!! SO excited XD

message 45: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Kosh Thanks for shakin' hands, Lauren.
I noticed we had some friends in common (like my best buddy David Brown).

Francine "Tsukime" Hi!! Thanks for accepting me~ :3
I love your Fallen Series!

message 43: by Deema

Deema Enjoyed reading Fallen, can't wait to start with torment

Laëtitia I've started Fallen a week ago...I'm sooooo completely obsessed with the series...can't stop reading even though I have work to do !!! Thank you for your AMAZING books !!! x

message 41: by Diane

Diane THank you for adding me! i love your books and Cam! well everyone actually in the fallen series! they are one of the best series i have ever read! thank you so much for them!:)

message 40: by Shreya

Shreya LOVE YOU TO DEATH! Thank you for ur amazing books! they keep me hanging on to life :)

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message 38: by Duca

Duca Blueheart Happy Holydays!

message 37: by Maddie

Maddie Medley i haven't been able to read this series yet buts so on my list to read

message 36: by Melissa

Melissa Where can I find the Fallen Shorts series books? I love the Fallen series and I want to read the shorts also but I can't find them on any website. Please help!!!

message 35: by Emily V (last edited Nov 06, 2011 05:12AM)

Emily V Thanks for the Add! I love Fallen. I cant wait to read the other books in the series! I have been trying to get hold of them for weeks!!!

message 34: by Tenzin

Tenzin Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I love your books! You are one of my favorite authors!

message 33: by Lily (last edited Nov 01, 2011 02:19PM)

Lily Thank you for accepting my friend request. The Fallen Series Rocks.

message 32: by Lorian

Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx u!!! :)

message 31: by Lucy

Lucy Fallen is becoming a movie, isn't it? I can't wait!

message 30: by Denise

Denise Thank you accepting me. i just wanted to say how much I love the Fallen Novel. I can not keep them down. i love it!!! :)

♥Rachel♥ Thanks for the add Lauren!

message 28: by Wendy

Wendy Hi Lauren thank you for accepting my friend request! I loved Fallen and right now I'm reading Torment. I love your books!:)

message 27: by Areeba

Areeba Hi, thanks so much for the comment. I love your books and can't wait for Rapture!

message 26: by Laura

Laura Lauren, I finished Passion recently. It was beautiful and brilliant- my favorite so far! I loved the time travel and with the cliffhanger at the end, I cannot wait for Rapture!! Thank you! -Laura

message 25: by Natasha (last edited Sep 26, 2011 04:47AM)

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.

message 24: by Gary

Gary Revel Thanks for the add LAUREN:

My Memoir, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble.

It includes details of my birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.

message 23: by Jen

Jen Hey!

Thanks for accepting my friend request! I just recently bought all 3 of the books in your Fallen series. Really excited to read them :)

message 22: by Mallory

Mallory Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I cant wait till Rapture comes out!!

message 21: by Adele

Adele Thank you for accepting my friend request.... you honestly didn't have to.
reading passion for the first time now.... loving it so far. keep up the good work and i can't wait until Rapture comes out!

message 20: by Holli

Holli Lauren, this series is amazing! I am looking forward to Rapture! More Daniel, and more Luce!

message 19: by Katie

Katie Hi Lauren, thankyou for accepting my friend request, I loved Fallen so much and I'm looking forward to read Torment next! :)

message 18: by Louise

Louise love the series, it's nice to finally have a great set of books that doesn't involve vampires out on the shelf.

message 17: by Rosy

Rosy I JUST BOUGHT PASSION !! So excited to read it !!

message 16: by Ria

Ria I finished Passion in less than 24 hours!
I tried to drag it out over a week but I couldn't resist. It is such an amazing story! Thank you for Passion (Fallen, #3) by Lauren Kate!

message 15: by S.A.

S.A. Thanks so much for adding me. Can't wait for you to come to the Philippines again. Wasn't able to make it your first time here, but I'm hoping that I can this time around. :D

message 14: by Tyra

Tyra Lynn Glad to meet you, and thank you for adding me.

NightGold Thanks for adding me!

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