Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) Description

 Hey all!

SO freaking excited to share Death's description with you all! Before I get to it, just some quick info: I don't yet have the cover or a release date (other than you know *vaguely gestures to 2021*). Also I'm a bit late on the game with this one, but I'm pretty sure we need to make #saveahorserideahoresman a thing. Anyway, here's Death's description!



Death (The Four Horsemen #4)

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.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Signed Laura Thalassa Books and a Virtual Book Festival


 
Hey all!
 
Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had good weeks and that winter isn’t driving you absolutely insane yet. (I’m saying this as someone who has zero frame-of-reference. I live in Southern California; there’s basically no such thing as winter here.) I wanted to throw some updates your way, including signed copies of my books, an upcoming FREE virtual book conference where we can chat and hand, and oh, did I mention there’s an exclusive Death teaser in this email? Because there totally is.
 

Supernatural Book Box

I am so excited to announce that Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) will be included in the Supernatural Book Box’s March book box. What is a book box? It’s a box filled with signed books and book-related swag. You can either sign up for a monthly book box or stick with a one-month subscription. Signed copies of Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) will be in the March box, along with one Bargainer themed goodie. In addition to my book, there will be two other signed books in the book box (eep!), but those will be kept a surprise! Oh, and more book-related goodies will be included as well. The box costs $55.00 USD, and I believe they can be shipped internationally (though you’ll have to double check this).
The last day to purchase the March box is on February 19! (So, you’ve got a week left to order!) You can click here to purchase a book box.


Imaginarium Book Festival 2021

I will be participating in the Imaginarium Book Festival on May 8,2021. This is a virtual book event where readers can chat with me and 20+ other authors. I’ve posted a banner below with some of the other authors involved just to get you all excited because the lineup is amazing! I know I’m personally going to fangirl over more than a few of them. Tickets for the event are free, and you can find out more about the festival here.



Lastly, in case you haven't seen it, here's a Death teaser to wet your appetite! 





I think those are all the updates for now! Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Sending you all much love!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura
 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Famine Audio and Paperback Updates, 2021 Release Schedule, and More!


Hey all!

Happy New Year’s! So happy to put that dumpster fire of a year behind us! I’ve got all sorts of updates for you, so let’s hop right into it!

Famine Audiobook and Paperbacks are Now Available

Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) is now available both in audiobook format and in paperback. Here’s the link to the paperback version. If you like listening to your books, you can find the audiobook of Famine here on Amazon, here on Audible, or on iTunes (which I can’t find a link to at the moment, so you’ll have to hunt for it on your own—yes, I know I’m extremely professional ;).

My 2021 Release Schedule

The only book I have slated for release in 2021 is Death (The Four Horsemen #4). If you use Goodreads, you can add it to your “To Read” list here. (The pre-order for Death isn’t up yet, and probably won’t be until I’ve finished writing the book.)

I don’t know what month this final book in The Four Horsemen series will release, though I’ve been saying that it won’t come out until the end of 2021 just to be safe. It’s entirely possible that it will come out much sooner—and it’s also entirely possible that I’ll release another book by the end of 2021. I’ve only released one book per year for the last two years, but during those two years I had a crazy pregnancy, followed by maternity leave, and then quarantine—all of which slowed down my productivity. (I’ve also been working on other books behind the scenes.) If, in 2021, nothing else crops up, my writing pace should pick up again, which means more books!

I’ve been getting a few questions on what books I will be releasing after Death, so here goes: Death is the last book in The Four Horseman series. I won’t be writing any spinoffs in that world. Behind the scenes, I’ve been working on two separate trilogies, one a paranormal romance, the other a fantasy romance. Both are a little lighter than my Four Horsemen series (relatively speaking), but they will all still feature romance as a central theme. I’m not finished with either, so after Death, I’ll pick one of these series up to completely finish, and then I’ll begin to release the books in the series. Ideally. I might jump the gun early because I’m hella impatient.

I will also be working on finishing the final book in The Vanishing Girl series, but that won’t happen until after I finish one of these trilogies. Oh, and for those of you who love my fae world, I just finished plotting out a series for the Fauna Kingdom, and I already have an outline for novels in the Flora Kingdom and the Day Kingdom. And there are two other series that I’ve been plotting and outlining that are totally separate from anything else I’ve so far mentioned, so now the real issue is actually writing all these books as fast as they come to me. It’s a good problem to have, and I hope you all stick around to read them! So excited to share more about these projects with you in the future!

Want to Hang Out More?

I try to keep these emails to a minimum, because I personally hate getting spammed. That being said, those of you who would like to interact more with me can do so on my Facebook author page (here) or in my Facebook reader group (here). I’m also fairly active on Instagram (you can find my account here), and I love answering questions and squealing about good books on Goodreads (here). Also, bonus, but right now on Instagram there’s a giveaway going on for signed copies of Famine and over half a dozen other books by paranormal romance and fantasy authors. You can find the giveaway here.

That’s it for now! Please stay safe and don’t be a stranger!

Hugs and happy reading,

Laura

Friday, December 4, 2020

Life and Writing Schedule Updates: December 2020

 Hey readers!

I feel like I haven't had a real heart-to-heart post in here in awhile--which, let's be clear, is because I am a boring adult who does boring things that I'm sure no one wants to hear about. But, in the spirit of oversharing my life, here goes: today I basically sold my soul for new flooring (told you my life was boring). The carpet in my house is 30+ years old and is frankly something that must've been spawned by Satan himself because it is that disgusting. Not that this little fact made forking over the deposit any easier. (I'm not supposed to talk about money stuff right? That's a taboo subject, right? Whatever.) No pressure to the installers or anything, but this new flooring better be so pretty I want to lick it.

Anyway, I ate my feelings away after that (salted caramel milkshakes are, in fact, the shit). And now I'm writing my little heart out.

Highlight of my week? I've basically adopted a fox who comes to my backyard to find any stray snack crumbs my 1 year old drops (🤦‍♀️). Mr. Fox destroyed my kids outdoor toys, but he was SO CUTE and I really want him to be my pet fox now, but my husband said no (<--further reason to adopt him), and when I asked my husband why he said because it's a feral fox, you crazy ho. (He didn't really say that, but it DOES make the story a little less boring, right? And I already told you my life was boring-as-crap, so, you're welcome.)

Anyway, you all probably want to know about my writing schedule and Death (The Four Horsemen #4), and muahaha, I made you read this far to get to the good stuff. All right, so at the moment, I'm working on one of my secret projects. It's a NA fantasy romance and I am being super secretive about this project since I always seem to lose interest when I talk about a project. What I will say is that I'm absolutely in love with my story idea! I've been working on it on and off for the last three years, and I'm going to try to finish the entire series before I release any of the books in this series.

I'm also working a little bit on Death--I'm not officially going to start writing Death's book until the new year (I gave myself the end of the year to write whatever I wanted to while I plotted Death's book in the background), but I've already written some of the book anyway because this final horseman is just so damn interesting! I'll have more on him once the new year rolls around.

I've also been working a little on The Disappearing Act (The Vanishing Girl #3). Again, super freaking fun! I hope to finish that book after I finish my secret project.

Oh, and lastly, as far as the Famine audiobook goes, it's all recorded, and hopefully it will be released in the next couple weeks!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) is Now Out!

 I cannot believe I finally get to say this—Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) is officially out now! For those of you who want me to shut up so you can check it out, here’s the link! (And no hard feelings; I’m an author, I don’t know how to be brief!)

I can’t wait for you all to read the third book in this series! It’s been a long and crazy year (hot damn 2020, what is your safe word?), but I’ve finally managed to complete this between a new baby and a pandemic … and wild fires … and ugh, well, everything else. And now I’m excited to allow you all to escape into a world that has suffered … a pandemic … natural disasters … oh crap, this sounds familiar doesn’t it? I swear it’s fiction!

In all seriousness, I hope you enjoy this third installment in The Four Horsemen series. I loved writing it so much. And can you believe there’s only one more after this? So wild!


Paperback and Audiobook Versions

 I’m working on Famine’s print book as we speak. Hopefully that will be available for purchase in another week or so. I will probably send out another email in another few weeks with a link to it. As far as Famine’s audiobook goes, it won’t be available for another few months. My narrator just received the novel, and recording takes a couple months, especially with a book this big. Sorry for the wait! One of these days I will have all my ducks in a row and I’ll have the audio done before the book’s release … but that day won’t be today!

 

Other Updates

I’ve got plenty of other news, including where and when you can get signed copies of my novels (should you so wish to purchase a copy), my upcoming release schedule, and other fun stuff, so be on the lookout for another email in the next few weeks. Other than that, I hope you enjoy Famine!


Hugs and happy reading,

Laura

Friday, August 14, 2020

Famine Release Date

 Hey guys!

I hope you've all had a great summer! I know many of you have been checking in here to see news on Famine. For those of you who aren't aware, Famine is up for pre-order on Amazon. For those of you who are aware, you'll know the release date is set for September 1.

I have some bad news, and I guess there’s no real way to sugarcoat this, so here goes: I have to push Famine’s release date to October 1.

Whhhhhhyyyy?

Simply put: the edits won’t be finished by August 28 (the date I need to submit the book to Amazon).

But why a whole month?

Because I am clearly an AWFUL judge of how much time I need.

Truly you all, I am SO, so sorry. Back in June I would’ve told you that this book would already be published by now. I think I underestimated just how long it takes me these days to write a book (plus limited childcare plus writing longer books in general). I’ve been pretty quiet on here because I’ve been trying my hardest to get all the edits finished by my deadline, but unfortunately, there’s just no way.

I’ll probably finish this intense round of edits by the end of the month, but then I still need to do a read through, have some more eyes do a read through, and then it’ll be ready for publishing. But for those of you who might be worried that the book will never come out (cue nervous laughter), the book is done, and I’m working all day everyday on this, just as I have been, so it’s just a matter of how quickly I can move through these edits.

I hope you can all forgive me. I know times are hard and we need fictional escapes now more than ever. One great thing is that on September 1, a slew of other AMAZING books are releasing. I know you’ve heard me rave about Jennifer Armentrout’s From Blood and Ash—I’m seriously obsessed with this series. The sequel, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire comes out on September 1, and I’m reading it at the moment, and OMG, it’s EVEN BETTER than the first book. Another highly anticipated sequel is Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin. The first book, Serpent and Dove, was such an engrossing read (and it’s enemies to lovers). Finally, C.N. Crawford has the second book in her Night Elves series coming out, Ruined King!!! I haven’t started this series yet, but I’ve heard so many good things! I’ve linked all my recommendations below! Please feel free to add any recommendations you have in the comments as well; I know we’re all always on the hunt for more good novels!

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BZ61HDF

Blood and Honey: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082936Z5V/

Ruined King: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0896W2GHN

I’m so sorry again. I know there are a lot of people who are going to be disappointed by this news, and all I want to say is thank you—for reading my books and for bearing with me. It’s a privilege that I get to have fans at all, and I’m always, always, always grateful for your support and enthusiasm.

Oh, and I thought I’d throw in a teaser as a peace offering! Happy Friday!



Famine Teaser

“What does that have to do with anything?” Famine growls, glancing at me. After a moment, his eyebrows rise. “Is that why you kissed me? To test a damn theory of yours?” Even as he asks, his gaze strays back to my lips.

I can practically feel the heat of his anger. I think the only thing that might piss the horseman off more than getting kissed right now is getting kissed for the wrong reasons.

The corner of my mouth lifts. I definitely shouldn’t enjoy toying with him—people tend to die when this happens—but I can’t help it; he’s fun to tease. He takes it so poorly.

My eyes drop to his lips. “That … and I was curious.”

I’m still curious. He felt like sin against my lips. And damn me, but now all I want is to do it again—if only to see another tree blow up.

Famine stalks back to his horse.

“What?” I call after him. “Did I say something wrong? Don’t be mad—you’re much less pretty when you’re mad.”

In response, he growls.

I grin. So much fun to tease.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) Cover Reveal

Ahhhhh!!! So freaking excited to share Famine's cover with you all! I'm O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with it. 😍😍😍😍 A huge thank you goes to Regina Wamba of Mae I Design for the gorgeous cover and to @allenbokendall for modeling for it!

A lot of you have asked about when Famine was releasing. I'd been aiming for March, and that obviously didn't happen. I'm still in the middle of writing the book, and then there are edits, so it will probably be another couple of months--but it could be longer. At the moment I have both a toddler and an infant at home, so I'm back down to halftime work. That being said, I am LOVING writing this story and the characters. I can't WAIT to share more with you all. I'm sure I'll post another teaser in the next few weeks, but for now, here's the description:

Famine (The Four Horsemen #3)
Coming Spring/Summer 2020

They came to earth--Pestilence, War, Famine, Death--four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

Ana da Silva always assumed she’d die young, she just never expected it to be at the hands of Famine, the haunting immortal who once spared her life so many years ago. But if the horseman remembers her at all, he must not care, for when she comes face to face with him for the second time in her life, she’s stabbed and left for dead.

Only, she doesn’t quite die.

If there’s one thing Famine is good at, it’s cruelty. And how these blighted bastards deserve it. Try as he might, he can’t forget what they once did to him. But when Ana, a ghost from his past, corners him and promises pain for what he so recently did to her, she and her empty threats captivate him, and he decides to keep her around.

In spite of themselves, Ana and Famine are drawn to each other. But at the end of the day, the two are enemies. Nothing changes that. Not one kind act, not two. And definitely not a few steamy nights. But enemies or reluctant lovers, if they don’t stop themselves soon, heaven will.