Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Cursed Teaser #1

Thank you all for the amazing reviews you’ve posted for The Coveted! There’s officially over 20 reviews, which means that you get your first sneak peek at The Cursed!

The Cursed Teaser #1 

“Leave,” he whispered.
Persistent vampire.
“No.”
“Please, Gabrielle.” This was the closest he ever got to begging. At least he hadn’t thought to force me out of the country. Actually, now that I thought about it, he probably had, it just wasn’t an option. Not when I was a siren who could get him to do just about anything.
“Quit and go back to the Isle of Man,” Andre continued. “I won’t let anything happen to you.” Oh, I bet he’d love me quitting. He’d probably throw a party in my honor the day that happened.
“Much as I appreciate your offer to be my sugar daddy, I want to go to school and lead a normal life for as long as possible,” I said.
“This isn’t a normal life.”
I gave him a look. “You know what I mean.”
Andre closed his eyes. “If you don’t leave here, this place might kill you.” He talked as though Romania itself wanted my blood.
I gave a hollow laugh. “I’m destined to die in about a year anyway, so what’s the difference?”
Andre thumped his palm against the steering wheel. Hard. Metal crunched as it bent under the force of his blow. “Damnit Gabrielle, it makes a difference to me!”
He steered the car to the side of the road and got out. I pushed open my door and scrambled after him, barely noticing the light white flakes that drifted down around us. He strode away from me, his coat flapping in the chill breeze, and I could see how tension coiled itself in his muscles.
“Why are you so upset?” I yelled at him. He ignored me, his sinuous form moving further and further away. “This is my fate, not yours!”
Andre stopped. “No, it’s not,” he said.
“What?”
Andre turned around, and even though it was nighttime, even though it was starting to snow, and even though he was some distance away from me, I could clearly see his grief. “It’s not your fate,” he said. “It’s our fate.”
He began walking back to me.  “What do you think happens to me once you die?” he said. “I’m not going to just get over you.” His voice broke. “It doesn’t work like that with soulmates.”
My lungs constricted. Of course it didn’t. On an instinctual level I knew that, but consciously I’d never thought it through. If I died, part of Andre would die along with me—maybe all of him if we were indeed physiologically connected.
The thought of hurting this man or of him simply ceasing to exist, that was just as terrifying as what waited for me on the other side of death.
Andre stepped up to me and cupped my face. “If the devil tries to take you again, I don’t know if you’ll come back to me as a vampire. I don’t know if you’ll come back at all.”
His eyes searched mine, and they shined in the dim light.
“I’d come back,” I whispered. “For you, hell couldn’t hold me. I’d come back.”

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If you enjoyed that little tidbit, click here to add The Cursed to your “To Read” list on Goodreads!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Friday, March 28, 2014

Check out Dan Rix’s New Release, God’s Loophole

Many of you who read my novels also happen to read those of my fiancĂ© Dan Rix. Today I’m happy to announce that his latest book, God’s Loophole, is now for sale on Amazon! Make sure to grab your copy here!

For those of you who don’t know much about God’s Loophole and want to learn more, I’ve included the cover and book description below!




Nicknamed the bubble, an astonishing new technology isolates users from reality and lets them directly experience quantum effects. Inside the bubble, humans can even manipulate individual atoms. For the computer industry, it’s a dream come true. 

Except the bubble may have side effects. 

After being inside the bubble for only a few minutes, eighteen-year-old Gabe Rockwell feels a strange desire to go inside again. He has nightmares and wakes up vomiting in the middle of the night with no idea who he is. Even more troubling, the bubble seems to eat through every kind of radiation shielding known to man...whether it’s plugged in or not. 

Now, ever since that first time in the bubble, Gabe has been harboring a terrifying secret—a power, whose addictive pull he finds harder and harder to resist with each passing day: he’s developed the ability to move objects with his mind. 

Combining the genres of technothriller, science fiction, and young adult, God’s Loophole is the first book in a new mind-bending trilogy by Dan Rix. Scroll up, click the buy button, and start reading God’s Loophole on your kindle. 


Like what you read? Click here to visit God’s Loophole on Amazon and read more about it!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Cursed and More!

Okay, so I’m waaaay behind on updating all of you on my current progress with The Cursed, mostly because the majority of my time up until now has been spent working on The Vanishing Girl and The Queen of All that Dies. BUT. But, I’m back to working full time on The Cursed.

So, when can you see more and read more about it? Well, I should have the cover ready to reveal to you all some time in April, along with the book’s description. And the book itself should be finished by the end of May. Yippee! 

However, you don’t have to wait that long to receive more news on The Cursed. As soon as I receive 20 reviews for The Coveted on Amazon, I’ll release the first teaser for The Cursed. The Coveted currently has 16 reviews on Amazon, so only 4 more reviews will get you that first glimpse of the third book. If you’re interested in leaving a review, click here to post one on The Coveted’s Amazon page!

Okay, changing gears. Guess what? I just created a Facebook profile. Woohoo! But I have no friends. Boo! If you loved my books and want to be amigos, find me here and friend me, or like my Facebook page! If you’re not a fan of Facebook, check out my Twitter and Goodread’s profiles! I love meeting my readers, and this is just another way for you to finagle free books out of me (hehehe). Here’s my profile if you want to check it out; it’s pretty barren right now, but I’ll try to change that soon.

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Got My Copy of Shattering Halos

I hope everyone’s having a great end to their weekend. What am I doing? Why oohing and aahing over my print copy of Sunniva Dee’s Shattering Halos!

Pumped to receive my copy of Shattering Halos!
If you haven’t checked out Sunniva Dee’s NA paranormal romance, you should! Here’s the description:

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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Sounds amazing, right? It is! If you want to read more about it or pick up your copy, click here

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Vanishing Girl is FREE

So, before I begin with the real message, I wanted to point out that if you noticed something different about my website, you’re not just imagining things! I’ve been busy redesigning and updating it so that it’s more user friendly and so that it has more accurate information. (I’m normally just so bad keeping up with technology!) I wanted to give a special thanks to Dan Rix, my fiancĂ©, fellow author, and design coordinator (hehe) for creating the beautiful banner.

Okay, onto the especially good news. Today The Vanishing Girl goes on sale, and guess what? It’s FREE! I rarely do free promotions, so if you’ve considered buying The Vanishing Girl but haven’t done so yet, now is definitely the time to do so! It’s on sale for the next five days, and then it will revert back to $2.99.

If you’re interested in finding out when the sequel is, along with some of my other projects, be sure to either join my mailing list (in the top righthand corner), and/or click on the tab marked “Schedule”.

Lastly, and I know this is what you’ve all been holding your breath for (<—sarcasm, in case you missed it), I’ve posted the playlist for The Vanishing Girl below and in the tab marked “Fun Stuff”. I hope you enjoy the songs as much as I did when I wrote the novel!

The Vanishing Girl Playlist
“Come on Closer,” Jem
“Clint Eastwood,” Gorillaz
“All the Same,” Sick Puppies
“Sinead,” Within Temptation
“Again,” Flyleaf
“Suddenly,” Thirteen Senses
“Legendary Lovers,” Katy Perry
“This Is What Makes Us Girls,” Lana Del Rey
“Ready, Steady, Go,” Paul Oakenfold
“BURN IT DOWN,” Linkin Park
“Arms,” Christina Perri
“Say When,” The Fray
“Kingdom Come,” The Civil Wars
“Broken,” Seether ft. Amy Lee

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Project: The Queen of All That Dies

Today I want to announce a project I’ve been working on for a while now: The Queen of All that Dies, a NA dystopian novel. Here’s a sneak peak:

The Queen of All that Dies

In the future, the world is at war. 

For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to rule the world.

All Serenity Freeman has known is bloodshed. War has taken away her mother, her home, her safety. As the future emissary of the Western United Nations, the last autonomous region of the globe, she has the responsibility of forging alliances where she can. 

Surrender is on the horizon. The king can taste it; Serenity feels it deep within her bones. There is no other option. Now the two must come face to face. For Serenity, that means facing the man who’s taken everything from her. For the king, it means meeting the one woman he can’t conquer. But when they meet, something happens. Cruelty finds redemption. 

Only in war, everything comes with a price. Especially love.


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If you enjoyed what you read, click here to add The Queen of All that Dies to your “To Read” list on Goodreads! And stay tuned later on this week for more updates on my books! 

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Monday, March 10, 2014

Read Hope’s Decree for FREE!

Hi readers!

One of the perks of being an author is that I’ve made a ton of author friends in the process, so I get regular access to great books. It also puts me in a unique position to pass on awesome opportunities for readers. Today, I wanted to mention that my author friend, Angela Mcpherson, is giving away FREE e-copies of her YA novel, Hope’s Decree, in exchange for reviews.

I’ve already read the book, so I can tell you it’s a fantastic read! But, if you need more convincing, here’s the book’s description to get you excited:

When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.


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So if you didn’t catch it in the blurb, this is a book based on the myth of Pandora (except it is SO much more)! If you like hot love interests, a kick ass female lead, an action-packed adventure, and are interested in reading the book, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact Angela on her Facebook author page—you can click here to do so
  2. Send her a message on her author page to let her know you’re interested in reviewing her novel.
  3. She’ll ask you what format you want (.MOBI for kindle users, EPUB for the Nook, etc.) and the email address she should send your ebook to. 
  4. After you finish reading the novel, write a review for it on amazon.com (versus amazon.uk, amazon.ca, etc.). Click here to be directed to the book’s Amazon page.
Once you give her this information, make sure to check your inbox! And lastly, if you’re interested in reading and reviewing the novel but feel at all uncomfortable reaching out to Angela, you should know that us authors absolutely love talking with readers, and reviews are more valuable than gold to us—we want to hear from you! Pinky promise!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Vanishing Girl Sale Ends on Friday!

The Vanishing Girl, my newly released NA science fiction novel, is currently $0.99 on Amazon. This sale ends on Friday, and then it will go back to its regular price of $2.99. If you’re interested in learning more about this novel and grabbing your copy before it’s too late, click here!

Coming up: Keep a look out for my next blog posts. I’ll be introducing my latest projects, revealing the cover of The Cursed, and inserting some teasers from several of the projects I’m working on (Moonlight Rhapsody, The Cursed, and The Decaying Empire)!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Vanishing Girl is on Sale for 99 Cents!

Hi readers,

In honor of its release, The Vanishing Girl is temporarily on sale for 99 cents on Amazon! If you happen to like romance and action, click here and make sure to check out this new adult series of mine! (And let me know what you think!) :)

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura