Friday, February 28, 2014

The Vanishing Girl is Out Now!

The Vanishing Girl, my NA science fiction series, is out early! If you like action, adventure, and romance make sure to check it out! Here’s a link to its Amazon page, where you can buy it, and below I’ve inserted the cover and the description for those of you who haven’t yet read it! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura


Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It's a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shattering Halos by Sunniva Dee

Hi readers,

I don’t usually recommend books—not that I don’t have oodles and oodles that I’d love to share with you. It’s just that I’m so awful posting any news at all on here that book recommendations often don’t get airtime. 

However. 

One, I plan on being better with my posts. And two, and more importantly, the book I want to talk about today, Shattering Halos, is super close to my heart. I had the pleasure of reading this book a year ago when it was still a work in progress. And I fell in love. The setting, the characters, the premise, the plot—everything. In the process I became friends with Sunniva Dee, the author of Shattering Halos.

So, what’s it about? Here’s the description:

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I am Gaia Samuelle and I should have died in the car accident that killed my friends. Only I didn't. It wasn't a miracle that saved me; it was love. My best friend Marina thinks I'm being seduced by a demon. She thinks she can save me. But she doesn't understand. I don't need saving. All I need is him.

Gabriel is my Protector. He's watched over mortals for centuries. Not once has he broken the rules. Until now. For reasons neither he nor I understand, he let me live. He traded my death for love--our love. And that's forbidden. If Heaven finds out, he'll be annihilated.

Now, we're caught in a war between Heaven and Hell. The battle has begun.


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How good does that sound?

Here’s a little extra: Gaia, the main character survives what should’ve been a lethal car accident. One of the few things she remembers is that a strange and beautiful man stayed by her side. And once she recovers from her injuries, she starts to see this same mysterious man, even while others can’t. Hooked? Yeah, I was too.

And that’s only the beginning. I won’t spoil the rest, but it has a sizzling romance and an epic plot. 
So if you’re looking for a new book to read, click here and check Shattering Halos out on Amazon!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Free Copies of The Vanishing Girl

Hi readers!

So if you’ve read over my message about joining my mailing list, you might’ve noticed that I mentioned that readers who join will receive free things. Well, if you’re a member, you just received your first gift, a free, pre-released copy of The Vanishing Girl (so check your inboxes if you haven’t yet!). 

For those of you who aren’t yet on the mailing list and want to be, the form to join is on the top righthand corner. This won’t be the last free item I give members of my mailing list, so make sure to sign up now if you haven’t done so yet!

And if you’re just now joining the mailing list and want a free pre-released copy of The Vanishing Girl, you can still get your hands on one up until Friday, February 28. All you have to do is this:

  1. Read The Coveted and write a review for it on Amazon. It can be two lines long. It can even—though I cringe while I write this—be a negative review (though why you’d want to put yourself through another one of my books is beyond me!). :)
  2. Mosey back over here and click on my contact page, or enter in this address: laurathalassa.author@gmail.com. In the body of the email, paste your review and the username you posted it under so that I can confirm your review for you.
  3. Once your review is confirmed, you’ll receive a reply from me with the .MOBI file of The Vanishing Girl. If your e-reader is not a Kindle, let me know what it is that you use, and I’ll send you the appropriate version.
Otherwise, keep an eye out for The Vanishing Girl, which comes out on Saturday, March 1! I can’t wait to share this new series of mine with you!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Vanishing Girl is Coming out March 1

In a little under two weeks, my NA science fiction novel, The Vanishing Girl, is coming out, so mark your calendars for March 1!

It’s the first book in a three book trilogy, and in case you’ve missed it, here’s the book’s description:

Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It's a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.


***

So what can you expect from my latest novel? Well, for one, lots of action. Being able to teleport is a dangerous skill for Ember and others like her. In addition, The Vanishing Girl is a new adult novel, which means that there’s more romance than in my other books! New adult is a genre for mature audiences, so keep that in mind before you decide to go out and purchase it. :)

I can’t wait to share Ember and Caden’s story with you. If you can’t wait either, then make sure to add The Vanishing Girl to your “To Read” list on Goodreads and make sure to join my mailing list (the sign up form is in the upper right hand corner)! 

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Coming Soon: The Cursed Cover Reveal

Amongst all of my other projects, I haven’t mentioned much about The Cursed. My lips are still sealed for the most part, but I did want to say this: within the next couple of weeks I will be revealing the cover of The Cursed. And I want you all to get excited because the cover will have a picture of ...

wait for it ...

wait for it ...

drumroll ...

Andre.




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Vanishing Girl Teaser

The Vanishing Girl is coming out in exactly three weeks. For those of you who don’t know much about it, here’s the book’s description:



Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It's a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost her, her life.


In honor of it’s release, I wanted to share with you all a teaser from the book:


“You know, I’m still angry with you,” I said casually as Caden adjusted my grip.
The seconds ticked by, and I almost thought Caden had missed what I said. Then he walked around me and leaned into my ear. “Only because you finally met someone who’s your match.”
 His low voice brought goose bumps to my skin, and the hand that had been positioning my grip now skimmed along my arm. He knew exactly what he did to me.
“You prevented me from escaping,” I said.
He came around to face me. “No, the government did that the moment they made you. I just caught you a bit sooner than they might. But—” He leaned in conspiratorially. “I considered letting you slip through my fingers.”
I scowled at him. “What changed your mind?”
He lowered my arms, never taking his eyes off me. “The moment I saw you …” Something flickered behind Caden’s eyes. “You were real. Up until then you were just a phantom.”
“You talk about me as though you knew about me even before we met,” I said. I shifted my weight uncomfortably.
Caden’s eyes glittered. “That’s because I did. Ember Elizabeth Pierce, born on February twenty-eighth to Lila and Gordon Pierce in Buffalo, New York.”
Caught off guard, I stumbled back at his words. My grip on my paint gun tightened. Paintballs weren’t bullets, but at such close range they could do a whole lot of damage.
As if sensing where my thoughts were going, Caden twisted my wrist back and disarmed me.
“Hey—”
“We all have files, Ember,” he said, emptying the paintball gun of its ammunition and setting the colored balls on the table next to us. “I’ve memorized more than just yours, so you can stop feeling special.”
But mine meant something to him. That much I could tell.
“You were a teleporter who really had disappeared,” he said, getting back on topic. “At least on paper. A trail gone cold.”
I shook my head slightly. He’d known about me, thought about me, before he’d met me. And, judging by his voice and his mannerisms, I mattered to him, though I wasn’t sure why.
“And then the project found you, and I got to see you in the flesh. And now here we are, princess.”
“Can I have my gun back, stalker?”
His lips quirked at the name. “Not yet. You still look like you want to shoot me.”
“Stop that.”
He crossed his arms. “Stop what?” he said, tilting his head. “Reading you?”
I said nothing, which was answer enough.
He leaned in again. “I’m right, aren’t I?” he said, his voice rough.
I pulled away to look at him. “What?”
“It pisses you off that I’m your equal.” God he sounded so smug. And he was right. He’d bested me over and over again. That hadn’t happened in awhile, and it infuriated me.
I stared back at him. “You have me all figured out, don’t you?”
A slow smile spread across his face. “Not even close,” he said, “but I am making headway.”
And damn him, he was.

If you enjoyed that excerpt from The Vanishing Girl, make sure to add it on your Goodreads “to read” list—and make sure to sign up for my mailing list!

Happy reading,
Laura


Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Moonlight Cravings Anthology Cover Reveal


THE MOONLIGHT CRAVINGS ANTHOLOGY
Nine Paranormal Tales…One Hot Night.
Expected Publication Date: August 1, 2014


Moonlight Dance by Jessica Cage
Moonlight Thunder by Scarlett Dawn
Spellbound in Moonlight by S.E. Gilchrist
Moonlight Possessions by Kellee Gilmore
Hexed by Moonlight by Gena D. Lutz
Moonlight Master by Morgan Jane Mitchell
Dreaming in Moonlight by M. Stratton
Moonlight Rhapsody by Laura Thalassa
Rapture by Moonlight by Jacquie Underdown
Add it to your Goodreads TBR list here.
Check out the awesome book trailer here.