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Lauren Blakely

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/

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Lauren Blakely Hi Abby! That is a great question. I'm glad you asked, because it gives me an opportunity to address the mistake I made. I should have done things dif…moreHi Abby! That is a great question. I'm glad you asked, because it gives me an opportunity to address the mistake I made. I should have done things differently and I didn't understand that earlier this year when I cast and planned this book, but I understand that now.

I'll explain.

I addressed this in Aural Fixation on FB recently and want to share this with you too - in the past I did color blind casting in my multicasts. I cast black actors for white parts and asian characters and occasionally cast white actors in black roles as part of my prior focus on casting purely by voice, not by color of character. Because of that, I thought - mistakenly -  that it was best to continue the actor with the character and since Shane had voiced the supporting character of Dean in Birthday Suit, who in that story was the hero's witty, British best friend, I thought I needed to continue the casting that way.

I understand now that that is not the best approach.

Going forward, I am personally committed to a more conscious and thoughtful casting approach. Any heroes or heroines of color or supporting characters of color in multicasts will ONLY be cast with narrators of color...Likewise, I am casting narrators of color to play some lead and some supporting characters of all colors in future books...I am actively seeking out talent, and have made some more thoughtful hires for upcoming books.

I am working to present more diverse characters in my stories and to cast appropriately in the way that I now understand they should be cast.

With this title, it was conceived as a project for Joe and Shane, and I made the decisions before I was fully aware and fully educated. Given that this was intended as a project for them, if I could go back in time, I would quite simply have written a parallel/similar story rather than trying to write the existing character of Dean's story. What I mean is, I would have simply written the story of these two men as they are, but make the British man another bartender who was not in another book and write him as white. 
I can't do that, but what I can do is be more thoughtful and sensitive going forward and that is my goal and my intention. And to that end, I'm working to make sure that I am aware of race-appropriate casting for leading roles, and that I am hiring both the performers I have worked with in the past, as well as performers of color.

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EXCITING NEWS! As some of you noticed, I have a new cover for ONE TIME ONLY! Here are the deets! And this is some good stuff… so gather round!


Stone and Jackson’s story, ONE TIME ONLY, is coming November 18th, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of their story! Because I CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM THEM! I started writing a prequel novella for them this weekend!


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Stone and Jackson have gotten a makeover! As I was finishing ONE TIME ONLY and starting MAYBE THIS TIME, I realized the cover needed to fit exactly what I had in mind for these characters as they kept talking to me. The moment I saw this new cover, I ...more
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"Oh me, oh my! Get the ice water and fans ready ladies - these two guys will melt your panties right off.
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Hello! Yes I am definitely writing more. My next one is called One Time Only and it releases November 18. Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan are narrating that audiobook!
And I have another book planned for Joe and Shane later in 2021!
One Exquisite Touch by Lauren Blakely
"Oh that Lauren Blakely. I do believe she has written her most deliciously filthy one-handed read ever! Talk about heat. Talk about passion. Talk about decadence. It is all there for the taking as Sage Carmichael and Cole Donovan take it to heights th" Read more of this review »
Lauren Blakely added a status update: Can't wait for ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH to release?!
I'm going to give you part of it early in a free novella!
Download AN EXTRAVAGANT TRYST and dive into this seductive and sensual prequel story for FREE! It will be included in ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH on October 16, but you can get your first exquisite taste now!
This prequel story is included in the audiobook and paperback as well!
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"Holy. Hottness. Batman! Seriously, I am not surprised in the least that Lauren Blakely has yet again given us a steamy, passionate, and fun story but damn. Hot. F*cking. Damn. It can be read as a standalone but in Lauren fashion, there is a connectio" Read more of this review »
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“Sky, I'm not kissing you tonight but believe me when I tell you, I've never wanted to kiss a girl more. So stop thinking I'm not attracted to you because you have no idea just how much I am. You can hold my hand, you can run your fingers through my hair, you can straddle me while I feed you spaghetti, but you are not getting kissed tonight. And probably not tomorrow, either. I need this. I need to know for sure that you're feeling every single thing that I'm feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.”
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Lauren Blakely Thank you!!! I'm so happy you liked Seductive Nights and thank you for spreading the word!Jasmine wrote: "A long overdue comment but thanks for accepting my friend request, Lauren!! ♥♥ I really LOVE your Seductive Night series & have been recommending everyone to check it out!! :D

Just found out ther..."



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Jasmine A long overdue comment but thanks for accepting my friend request, Lauren!! ♥♥ I really LOVE your Seductive Night series & have been recommending everyone to check it out!! :D

Just found out there is another book in the series & I can't wait to read it!! Keep up the great work sweetie! ♥♥


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Lauren Blakely Thank you!! So thrilled to hear you enjoyed Seductive Nights! pinkafull wrote: "Thanks Lauren for accepting my friend request!

I love ♥ The Seductive Night series♥!

Keep up the good work!"



pinkafull Thanks Lauren for accepting my friend request!

I love ♥ The Seductive Night series♥!

Keep up the good work!


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Julie Thanks for the friend invite Lauren.


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Lauren Blakely Awesome!! So glad you snagged a copy of NO REGRETS! I hope you enjoy! And I'm glad we connected!Mitsy wrote: "Hi Lauren! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I bought your No Regrets kindle trilogy set from Amazon. :) No, I haven't read one of your novels but it was too good a deal to ignore. Thank you!..."


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Mitsy Hi Lauren! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I bought your No Regrets kindle trilogy set from Amazon. :) No, I haven't read one of your novels but it was too good a deal to ignore. Thank you! I also have Caught Up In Us on my Kindle. I'm planning to start one of your books sooner than later. There's too much buzz to wait much longer. :) Happy writing!

Mitsy


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Lauren Blakely Hi!Sepideh wrote: "hi lauren! thanks 2 like me:)"


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Sepideh Sahebsara hi lauren! thanks 2 like me:)


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Kaye Merry Christmas!! :)


Lauren Blakely XoxoGretchen wrote: "Thanks for adding me! :-)"


Gretchen  (About That Story) Thanks for adding me! :-)


KatLynne Hi Lauren! Thanks for the friend invite:)


Lauren Blakely It's good to connect! Xoxo Chris' Book Blog Emporium wrote: "Hi Lauren , Thanks so much for the friend invite :)"


Chris- Bookaddict Hi Lauren , Thanks so much for the friend invite :)


Lauren Blakely Candace wrote: "Thanks for the friendship and the book recommendation, Lauren! Looking forward to chatting with you! :-)"

Looking forward to connecting too!


Lauren Blakely Hey Carolina! Yeah, I've seen them on a few covers! The photo is a stock photo and to use it you license it, so a number of authors have licensed it for their covers. Totally allowed!


Carolina Hey Lauren, please check out the cover of Hotter than Hot (Tina Leonard)! It seems like the same picture were used for Caught up in us and Hotter than Hot! Is it allowed or somenthing??


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