Advance Reader Copies

I am finally putting together an ARC team! ARC means Advance Reader Copies, and if you are interested, you can get free ebook copies of my books 1-3 days before they are released, in return for an honest review on Amazon (and probably Goodreads soon, but right now Amazon is the only place I’m sure about).

If you’d like to sign up, please click this link to go to the form:

This is separate from my regular mailing list. You can be on one, both, or neither, as you like. If you’re on the ARC team, I will send you two emails for every book release: the first will have instructions and download links for the ebook, and the second (after the book is released) will have links where you can leave your review.

Also, I know my books are long, so it’s totally fine if you don’t get a review up for a couple of weeks. I know some ARC teams have a very tight deadline, but I’m a long-winded author so I won’t do that to you. ;P

Free story: Chasing Bigfoot

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Right-click/command-click and “Save As” to download any of the following formats:
Chasing Bigfoot for KindleChasing Bigfoot EpubChasing Bigfoot PDF

This story is also on Smashwords for free.

If you encounter problems with any of these files, please email me.

Chasing Bigfoot

A Shifter Agents standalone story

This takes place shortly after Guard Wolf and features characters from Handcuffed to the Bear.


Casey McClaren stepped down from the driver’s side of the truck and took a deep breath of the pine-scented air. The trees pressed close around the clearing, a forest like a dark wall, draped with moss and gray with rain. Her hiking boots sank into mud, and she pulled the hood of her slicker over her head.

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Guard Wolf preview


Guard Wolf on Amazon

$0.99 for Amazon Kindle

Avery is a lone werewolf without a pack; Nicole is a social worker trying to put her life back together after a personal disaster. When he shows up on her doorstep with a box of orphaned werewolf puppies, and danger in pursuit, can two lonely people find the family they’ve been missing in each other?

Keep reading for a preview of Guard Wolf – Shifter Agents #2. This is a stand-alone shifter novel, the sequel to Handcuffed to the Bear – Shifter Agents #1.

Chapter One

Special Agent Avery Hollen was not having a good day.

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Shifter Agents timeline

(Note: this will be updated as I add future books)

Nothing in the series is tied to any specific year, but I do have a general timeline to determine what time of year the books take place, and how far apart they are.

Late June or early July – Handcuffed to the Bear (Jack and Casey meet in high summer)

Late October – Guard Wolf (“about a week before Halloween”); Jack and Casey at this point have been dating for “about three months” according to Avery (it would actually be a little longer, but he’s estimating)

Early November – Chasing Bigfoot

Christmas of that year – Merry & Bright

February-ish of the next year – Werewolf’s Housewarming (the mailing list freebie)

February or March – Dragon’s Luck

Summer of that year – Tiger in the Hot Zone

Also the same summer – Keeping Her Pride (not technically part of the main Shifter Agents series, but in the same world with a few shared characters)

Guard Wolf (Shifter Agents #2) is out!

It’s here! Just in time for Christmas! \o/


Avery Hollen is a werewolf without a pack.

After growing up in the foster system, this lone wolf has bonded to his co-workers at the Shifter Crimes Bureau because he has no one else, but he’s always yearned for a pack and a family of his own. Then a box of orphaned wolf shifter puppies turns up on his doorstep, with danger one step behind …

Curvy Aussie social worker Nicole Yates is one of the world’s only koala shifters. Slowly rebuilding her life after a personal disaster, she’s managed to convince herself that working with other people’s children is a fair substitute for having her own. Besides, she’s too busy for dating or relationships, and every other koala shifter is related to her anyway.

Then a wolf-shifter federal agent with a box of werewolf puppies turns up on her doorstep …

Now they’re falling in love and falling into disaster, as danger closes in and the secret of the orphaned shifter children turns out to be darker than anyone knew. Can Nicole and Avery protect each other, and the children they never knew they wanted, or will a dark secret years in the making drag down these two lonely mates and everything they hold dear?

This is a standalone, full-length shifter romance, second in the Shifter Agents series.

Guard Wolf on Amazon

Lauren has a website!

Hello, and welcome to the all-new, v. 1.0!

I will be updating my Facebook page more frequently than this site, with pictures and chatty bits of news as I work on my books. But I needed a website as a place to put things like preview chapters and free short stories, since Facebook really isn’t good for reading long blocks of text. And I figured I was going to need a central location for information on my books — less important now, since I only have two of them so far, but I have more in the works.