Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bewitched (Bewitched #1) Cover Reveal and Teaser

So, since The Four Horsemen series ended, I've been hard at work on my next project, a three book series (plus two novellas) that takes place back in the same world as my Bargainer series and my Unearthly series. (An entirely new set of characters, but they exist in the same shared universe.)

Bewitched is the first book in this new series, and I'm so excited to share the cover of it with you all! I've been sitting on this one for over a year, and when I tell you it's been hard not to share this one early ... I really mean it! 

Included below is the cover, the book's description and an (unedited!) teaser taken from the book. I'm tentatively planning on releasing this book around November/December 2022. (But I'm leaning more towards November!) It will be up for pre-order closer to its release date, but until then, you can add the book to your "To Read" list on Goodreads by clicking here. I will also be sending out emails with updates on this book and series, so if you want to stay up to date on it, please consider joining my mailing list (link to it on the top right); I only send out emails for pre-orders, cover reveals, and releases, so I promise there's no spamming involved! 

Now, are you all ready for a cover reveal? 

Alright. 

Here it is in 3 ... 2 ... 1...



The cover is designed by the incredible K.D. Ritchie of Story Wrappers. I think I might've gasped when she sent this to me. 

Now, read on for the book's description and a teaser!


Bewitched Description

Come to me, Empress …

It was supposed to be a simple magic quest, one that would get a witch like me accepted into Henbane Coven. I was never supposed to survive a plane crash, nor was I supposed to discover an ancient tomb and the beautiful, sleeping man trapped inside it.

I knew you would come, my queen. I knew it wasn’t true. It couldn’t be. A love like ours defies everything. I am yours forever …

I definitely wasn’t supposed to wake Memnon the Cursed.
I probably shouldn’t have kissed him either.

You were my everything, and you betrayed me …

Now I fear I’ve unleashed an ancient evil on the world, one who has set his wicked sights on me. And despite his good looks and the beguiling pull of his magic, this terrifying supernatural thinks I’m some long-dead wife who betrayed him, and as payback, he’s determined to take every last thing I care about from me—my heart included.

Unless I stop him first.

Bewitched is the first book in the NA Paranormal Romance trilogy by Laura Thalassa.


Teaser 1 from Bewitched

Resting inside the sarcophagus is a man—a stunning, flawless man. His eyes are closed and his chest is still, and yet his olive skin has a ruddy, sun-kissed appearance as though he were out in the sun merely hours ago instead of Goddess knows when.

At the sight of him, I feel my magic gather over my heart. The sensation is sharp, and it takes my breath away even as my cheeks flush and my heart races.

The voices begin to murmur again.

Release him …

My pulse is picking up and my breath is coming faster and faster. I’d like to say it’s fear I feel, but the truth is that whatever force drove me here now craves to touch this man. Memnon the Cursed.

Wake him …

I stare at his thick, dark lashes and his high cheekbones. My gaze moves to his nose, which is ever so subtly hooked. His coarse brown hair curls around his ears, and his lips … I can already tell those full, curving lips were made for wetting panties and ruining girls’ hearts.

A wicked scar cuts from the corner of his left eye towards his ear before sharply plunging down towards the edge of his jaw. It screams violence—as does the dagger near his hip and the tarnished scale armor he wears.

Memnon seems like he was a badass.

My gaze returns to his face. I’m filled with the strangest sort of longing, like my heart is shattering and reforming, and I feel the most unnerving tug on my chest.

Touch him … free him … Rouse him from his deathless sleep …

After a moment’s hesitation, I tentatively reach out and press my fingertip to the edge of that scar, near his eye.

I nearly pull my hand back when the skin gives beneath my fingers. It has the icy chill of death clinging to it, but it’s—it’s supple the way living skin is.

Help him … only you … only you …

Slowly I trace the scar, following the line of it to his ear, then down, down to the edge of his jaw. My hand brushes against his hair, and there is an ache in me so deep. So, so deep.

Free me … little witch … please …

The whispers have coalesced back into that single male voice, the same one that called me here.

How long I have waited … for you … only you …

I place my hand against the man’s cheek, ignoring the growing warmth I feel beneath my palm and that little voice inside me screaming at me to run from this place.

Instead, I draw in a sharp inhale, then breathe out a single command. “Obut’iweyk.”

Wake

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Click here to add Bewitched on Goodreads!


Happy reading,

Laura

Friday, June 24, 2022

Bewitched (Bewitched #1) Updates

So, it has come to my attention that I have a lot of updates to tell you all about, and I haven't mentioned a peep about any of them. Well, maybe a peep, but not much more.

In general this year I’ve had so much less time to do all the writing things, so I’ve committed myself to doing them and sacrificing a lot of my social media presence (which is where I place all my updates). Getting off of social media has done amazing things for me, but I also love chatting with you all and getting excited about all my upcoming projects. The biggest one is the first book in my upcoming series, Bewitched.

Bewitched is takes place in the same shared world as my Bargainer series and my Unearthly series, though it has totally new characters! It has witches, curses, ancient evil, romance, spice, and murder! I’m in love with this book. I’m just about to finish the first draft, and then I will go back and do edits … or work on the novella that will follow it. Did I mention there are going to be three books and two novellas in this series? And all of them are about Selene Bowers and Memnon the Cursed (versus a new character in each book).

In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing teasers with you, but for now … who wants a cover reveal?

(Psst, it’s a rhetorical question—it’s going to happen sometime next week. I cannot fricking wait! Hope you’re half as excited about it as I am. I’ve been sitting on this cover for a year and the secrecy has practically killed me.)

Hugs!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Four Horsemen Bonus Story Now Available for Pre-Order

Hey all!

Okay, I'm squealing now that I finally get to share this news I've been sitting on for the last couple weeks. I'm so excited to announce that I'm releasing a story in Nightingale, a charity Anthology, which releases on April 5! It will be available in ebook and paperback formats, though the paperback version won't be available until April 5, most likely.

My story will be bonus content from my Four Horsemen series. It will follow one of the horsemen couples, though I won't say which! The story takes place after the end of Death (The Four Horsemen #4), so just be aware of that before diving in, since there will be spoilers. Did I mention that 100% of the royalties will be going directly to organizations giving humanitarian aid to Ukraine? For more
details please read on! 💙 💛

NIGHTINGALE is a romance anthology with over FIFTY original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling authors. 100% of the royalties will be donated to relief and human rights organizations working in Ukraine. NIGHTINGALE is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it's gone.

AUTHORS INCLUDE: Katee Robert, Siobhan Davis, Robin Covington, Xio Axelrod, Vanessa Vale & Renee Rose, Terri E. Laine, Lucy Lennox, C Hallman & J.L. Beck, Sara Ney, Willow Winters, Rebecca Yarros, Sienna Snow, Ana Huang, Willow Aster, Pepper Winters, Piper Rayne, Rebecca Zanetti, Honey Meyer, Alta Hensley & Livia Grant, Samantha Chase, Parker S. Huntington, T.K. Leigh, Kate Canterbary, Laura Thalassa, Carian Cole, Natasha Knight & Ashleigh Zavarelli, Rina Kent, Jennifer Probst, Lauren Rowe, Rachel Van Dyken, Karla Sorenson, Claudia Burgoa, Kelsey Clayton, Helena Hunting, Aleatha Romig, K.A. Linde, Carly Phillips, Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss, Kelly Elliott, Brenda Rothert, A.L. Jackson, Jenika Snow, Katie Ashley, Amo Jones, Susan Stoker, Harloe Rae, L.B. Dunbar, Gina Maxwell, Tijan, Amelia Wilde, Skye Warren, Penny Reid, Susannah Nix, Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, Ilsa Madden Mills, Dylan Allen, Kandi Steiner, Raine Miller, Toni Aleo, Natalie Wrye, Debra Anastasia, Brittney Sahin, Heidi McLaughlin, Melanie Moreland, Jay Crownover, Catherine Cowles, Roni Loren, Shantel Tessier, Aly Martinez, Julia Kent, Rebecca Yarros, Jennifer Probst

All royalties from this project will be donated to relief and human rights organizations working in Ukraine. We aren't affiliated or endorsed by these charities. We are simply authors who want to help.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ibVL2Q
Amazon INTL: https://getbook.at/bJbt
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3KOft0O
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3MTFwFF
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3KMoAPQ
Google Play: https://bit.ly/34OmhMO

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) is NOW OUT!

***EDITED TO ADD: The paperback version of Death (The Four Horsemen #4) is now available! You can find it here: smarturl.it/Death-Print-Edition

I am so excited to finally get to announce that Death (The Four Horsemen #4) is out now! You can order it here

This is kind of an unbelievable day for me. I mean, this isn’t the first time I’ve closed out a series, but this has essentially been the only series I’ve worked on for the last four years, so it feels like a graduation of sorts. So bittersweet. The Four Horsemen series has walked with me during some really intense seasons of my life—deaths and births and all of the beautiful messy days in between. 

At the end of it all, I want to thank you, the reader. This is the fourth book in my series, so if you’ve stuck around to read it, it means you’ve invested in these characters as well. They might’ve even gotten you through some high and low times in your life (which is so wild to me, and I am honored to share a tiny space in your life). It was and is your enthusiasm that has allowed me to even make these books. I don’t do much to market my novels (with the exception of my social media posts), so this series’ success is almost entirely due to readers like you who read my books and tell your friends about them.

Alright, I’m going to try to stop being sappy. Important info that you might like to know: One, the paperback book should be up for sale sometime this week! The paperback is out now and you can find it here. Two, the audiobook won’t be ready until March of next year (2022). I’m so sorry if this is a big disappointment! The narrator I use is a popular one, and she’s booked out quite a ways! Again, I’ll put up another post on here when the audiobook is up for sale!

I cannot wait for you all to dive in and read the final book in my Four Horsemen series! I hope you all love Death and Lazarus as much as I do! In another week or so I will try to do a Q&A full of spoilers in my Death Spoiler Group (which you can find if you join my Facebook reader group, Thalassalites).

As far as what comes next, I’m already in the middle of two different series (which I’m still keeping a secret for now), but I will have more information about them in my next posts! Sending you all so much love!

Happy reading,

Laura

 

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) is Available for Pre-Order

 Hi all! 

I wanted to take a pause from the last of my edits (currently editing some lines in Angelic!) to announce that Death (The Four Horsemen #4) is available for pre-order here on Amazon!

I’m giddy just being able to finally announce that! The release date is November 9! Okay, now for the nitty gritty: I’m still editing the book, so I’m not yet ready to send out any Advance Review Copies (ARCs). For those of you interested in ARCs, I only offer early copies in my Facebook group, Thalassalites. But just a heads up, not everyone who applies gets an early copy!

In the next couple weeks I’ll be posting the first chapters in my newsletter! If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, be sure to do so (link on the top right of this page). I'm still finishing up edits, so I won't be sharing those chapters just yet, so just be on the lookout!

Additionally, I’ll be sharing another teaser or two before release, and I usually do this on my social media pages!

Lastly, for those of you curious about where the pre-order links are for the paperback and audio versions of the book, here's the 411: Paperback copies should be available for pre-order in a few weeks, once the book is edited and formatted. The audiobook won’t be out for at least another few months, unfortunately!

Did I get everything? Edits have scrambled my mind and I feel like I’m leaving a lot out …

On that note, thank you all for being patient with me! I know it’s been a long wait, and I haven’t said much—you all are just the bee’s knees.

Also, can I say that I’m just so excited for you to meet this final horseman? He might be my favorite


Hugs and happy reading!

Laura


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) Cover Reveal

 




Cover reveal for Death (The Four Horsemen #4)
Ahhhh! So excited to finally reveal Death's cover to you all! A huge thank you goes to Regina Wamba for the absolutely stunning work bringing this final horseman to life! He's exactly how I envisioned him to be!

For those of you wondering about Death's release date, I don't know yet. I'm just beginning edits (and omg, they are so much fun!) Once I'm finished with this round of edits (should be another couple months), I'll post a release date, but it's looking like fall of this year!

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He’s known by many names: Thanatos. Horseman. God’s last angel. And then, of course, there's the one I’m all too familiar with—

Death.

The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has her own extraordinary gift: she cannot be killed—not by humans, not by the elements, not by Death himself.

She is the one soul Death doesn’t recognize. The one soul he cannot pry free from her flesh. Nor can he ignore the unsettling desire he has for her. Take her. He wants to, desperately. And the longer she tries to stop him from his killing spree, the stronger the desire becomes.

When Lazarus crosses paths with the three other horsemen, an unthinkable situation leads to a terrible deal: seduce Death, save the world. A hopeless task, made all the worse by the bad blood between her and Thanatos. But Death’s attraction to her is undeniable, and try though she might, Lazarus cannot stay away from that ancient, beautiful being and his dark embrace.

The end is here. Humankind is set to perish, and not even the horsemen can stop Death from fulfilling his final task.

Only Lazarus can.

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Add Death to your "To Read" list here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49491650-death

More information to come! Until then

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura




Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) Teaser

 Death Teaser!


So I usually share itty bitty teasers, but this time I decided to let you al gorge yourself on a longer one! Warning: this scene is unedited and subject to change. Additionally I had to alter or remove some lines of text that were too spoiler-y. As far as my progress on this book goes, I'm at 70,000 words into writing it, which is as long as some of my shorter books, and a little over the halfway mark for some of my longer books. This one is looking like it will be on the longer side, so it will still be a while before I have even a complete draft of the book. Do with that information what you will. :) I'm hoping to release this one around summer/fall of this year! Alright, here's the snippet:

Death cups my face, and his nostrils flare. “Tell me you don’t feel this … this consuming need.”
My stomach somersaults at the intensity in his eyes.
“I don’t feel it,” I say, only my voice comes out all breathy and wrong.
Thanatos narrows his gaze even as he smiles.
“I will count to a thousand,” he says. “That’s as generous as I’m going to be. You can do whatever you’d like in those thousand seconds. I won’t fight back, I won’t come after you, but once time’s up, we’ll no longer be playing your game. We’ll be playing mine.”
We were never playing any sort of game. Ever.
My stomach drops. “I’m not going to—”
“One … two … three …” he begins, a savage look on his face.
I look breathlessly at him, then around at us. I’m half-convinced this is all a dream, but that doesn’t stop me from jumping into action.
I slide my satchel off my shoulder, letting it drop to the ground. Kneeling down next to it, I pull out a knife and begin sawing away at the strap of the bag. Once I cut the strap free, I glance at the horseman.
He raises his eyebrows. “Sixty-seven … sixty-eight …”
“Turn around,” I command, half-expecting him to ignore my demands. Much to my shock, however, he turns, exposing his massive wings to me.
My breath hitches at the sight of all those coal-black feathers. I step up to his back, my skin pebbling as those very feathers brush against my skin. I swear I hear Thanatos’s sharp inhale, and maybe I’m not the only one affected by the contact.
I grab one of his forearms, pulling it behind his back, then the other, pressing his wrists together. I bind his hands together with the satchel’s leather strap, making sure to tie the knots extra tight. His body sways.
“I like this, kismet,” he says, “This makes me think very strange, very … human thoughts about you.”
My core clenches at his words.
I tug on the final knot extra hard. “Why don’t you focus on counting—wouldn’t want to give me any extra time,” I say, stepping away.
Death laughs darkly, the sound making the hair at the nape of my neck stand on end.
“You’re not going anywhere,” he vows.
My stomach dips at the certainty in his voice.
“Turn around,” I command.
Again, I don’t expect him to follow my words, but he does. The horseman faces me once more, his eyes full of dark anticipation.
He smirks. “What about my wings?” he asks. “Shall you bind them too? Or will you simply pierce them with your knives?”
I pull out one of the blades in question. Rather than turning it on his wings, however, I cut off the bottom of my shirt.
Gripping the fabric, I step up to him.
“Kneel.”
He stares down at me for a long time, that same look in his eyes. Never glancing away, he moves down on one knee, then both.
I bring the cloth up to his eyes, blindfolding him with it.
“Killing me would be easier,” he says.
It would be. I have to hide my swallow.
I tie the knot extra tight behind his head, ignoring his beautiful features and the silky soft texture of his dark hair. I can’t help, however, the strange sensations the scent of him conjures.
Him holding me fast to his chest, his fingers in my hair …
“Come with me,” Death says softly. His voice is gentle, a plea; it’s so unlike him. “Untie these bindings and come to me of your own free will.”
“You said you wouldn’t ask me that again,” I remind him.
“I was wrong,” he says. “Come with me, Lazarus. Let me know what it is like to hold you instead of fighting you.”
I lean in close to his ear. “No.”
A slow, malevolent smile spreads across his face, and even blindfolded, I find him chilling.
“Then you better run, kismet.” Add Death (The Four Horsemen #4) to your "To Read" list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49491650-death