Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) is Now Out!

Hey readers,

I've been waiting to say this for months (actually, years): Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) is now out! You can find it here.

Why does this book mean so much to me? Well, for one, I began writing it back in February 2014. It's been nearly three years since I began working on it, and I carried it around with me for all that time, worried it would never see the light of day. I'm glad I proved myself wrong,

This is the first book in The Bargainer trilogy, and the next book is set to come out in 2017. I hope you enjoy Callie and Des. In the next few days I'll post an FAQ page with all the questions you want answered. If you have questions about the book, or you just want to reach out, please check out my contact page and don't be a stranger. Lastly, if you read Rhapsodic and enjoy it, please consider telling a friend or leaving a review. That is the most beautiful way you can show your appreciation for my books.

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

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P.P.S. Read on for a description of Rhapsodic:



Rhapsodic

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.



Friday, November 11, 2016

Rhapsodic Playlist

Can you believe Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) is coming out in just four days?! I cannot wait to share this newest series of mine with you. If you'd like to pre-order Rhapsodic before it releases on November 15, you can do so here. Until then, for those of you music lovers, I wanted to share the official Rhapsodic playlist.

This playlist was originally loooooong, mostly because I've been working on this book for nearly three years! But I condensed it down to the few songs I felt really represented this story. I can't wait for you to have a listen.

Before you do so, I want to let you know that in the coming days, I'll be posting a release announcement as well as an FAQ on Rhapsodic. I'm considering publishing a release day video, but at the moment I'm sick, so my enthusiasm for being captured on camera right about now is pretty low! But if I feel better before Tuesday, I'll totally post a video with all sorts of cool bits about the making of Rhapsodic.

Until then, enjoy the playlist!




Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rhapsodic Pre-Order and Sneak Peek

Hey readers,

Today I have not one, but two goodies for you all. One, I’ve posted the first ten percent of Rhapsodic for those of you eager to get a glimpse into my newest series. And two, the pre-order for Rhapsodic is also up! Rhapsodic will officially be available for purchase on November 15, so there’s just a little under a month until its release!

Sneak Peek at Rhapsodic
I am so, so, so excited to finally share the first ten percent of Rhapsodic with you! This book has fairies and curses, romance and a decade’s old mystery. I especially love Callie Des—a.k.a., the Bargainer—and I can’t wait to share them with you all. The book has changed a lot from its first inception, which began two and a half years ago, and I love the story it’s become. I hope you will as well!

The sample you’re about to read is still being edited, so there may very well be errors or last minute changes to details. I hope you’ll forgive me for those—I wanted to reward you all a little early for being so patient!

A word on the site I’m using to share the sample sample. I’m using Instafreebie, which is a site a lot of authors and publishers use to share books, and Instafreebie makes it easy for the reader to read the text on their e-reader, whether that be a Kindle, a Nook, another e-reader, or your phone. You will be automatically subscribing to my newsletter by downloading the sample (unless, of course, you’re already on my newsletter!), which I thought was fair, since in the past I’ve only released previews to my newsletter. I only ever send out emails on new and upcoming releases, and you can unsubscribe from my mailing list at any time. I hope you stick around!


Pre-order
The pre-order is up, and you can find it here! There’ not much more to say on this, except thank you—thank you for reading my books and being amazing fans, and for allowing me to continue to provide you all with stories. You’re the reason I write. <3

Hugs and happy reading,

Laura

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rhapsodic Update

The sneak peek is coming tomorrow! Sorry ladies and gents for the extra wait! I've been under the weather, so getting the first few chapters up has been a little delayed. Look again here tomorrow!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rhapsodic Release Date

Dear readers,

Rhapsodic will be released on November 15, 2016. The first 10% of the novel will be made available on October 15, 2016, and I *might* put it up for pre-order (if I do so, the link should go up on October 15). Look for more updates here in the coming weeks!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Rhapsodic

It's been a long time since I shared a teaser with you all, so I thought I'd post one from Rhapsodic, which is coming out fall of this year! Not going to lie, I sorta just closed my eyes and stopped on a random page, but I stumbled upon a good scene, so it all worked out for the best. :) It was supposed to be mini ... but I gots carried away! Enjoy!

By the way, for those of you who don't know, Callie, the main character, has a wrist full of beads that are essentially magical IOUs she owes Desmond "Des" Flynn (AKA, the Bargainer). Tht might erase some confusion while reading. :)


Rhapsodic Teaser

The Bargainer blocks my exit, his hands gripping the top of the doorframe. Unwillingly, my eyes move to those toned arms of his.

“What if I told you that you couldn’t go?” he says, his voice hypnotic. “That I wanted you to stay and use up some more of my beads?”

I didn’t actually think he would try to keep me here. He’s wanted nothing to do with me for so long that I can’t really imagine our relationship any other way.

“I wouldn’t believe you,” I say. “Now please, move.”

Des is staring at me strangely. He releases the doorframe and prowls forward. “Truth or dare?”

I back up, suddenly nervous at the look in his eyes.

“Des …”

“Dare,” he breathes.

In the next instant, he’s on me, his hands roughly cupping my cheeks. His mouth crashes into mine, his lips demanding.

Des is kissing me, and God is it savage.

I kiss him back without thinking, swept up into the taste of him and the feel of him holding me.

I’m supposed to be leaving, reclaiming my house and my life, but nope. It’s not going to happen, not while Des is demonstrating all the ways my taste in men was spot on when I was a teenager.

I’m backing up, and one of the Bargainer’s hands has dropped to my thigh, exposed by the high slits of my dress. His fingers move up and down the skin, up and down.

My back bumps into the wall. Des cages me in, holding me hostage with his body. My lips part, and Des’s tongue sweeps inside my mouth, claiming mine.

His hand moves to my breast, and I arch into him, my breath leaving me.

“Gods, Callie ...” he rasps.

Des’s wings materialize, spreading out and closing over the wall around me. While I kiss him, I begin to run my fingertips over them.

He groans, leaning into my touch.

“Feels too good.”

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Hugs and happy reading!
Laura