Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Book Schedule and Release Dates

Happy New Years Eve! I hope 2014 has treated you all wonderfully, and I hope that 2015 brings you even more joy, beautiful mistakes, and laughter. So, I’m going to try to type this post without too many exclamations, but I just got a French Press for Christmas (which is a bitch to use, but the coffee it brews  is delicious *swoon* I haven’t been living up until now).

So, I’m sure some of you want to throttle me with my lack of updates. The truth is (1) there hasn’t been much news for months, and now everything is all coming together at the same time. Yippee! … Not. For someone like me—someone who is definitely not a detail person—it’s my own fun little nightmare. But, I’m so, so, so excited to finally share with you the novels I’ve been working on!

Oh, and (2), I’m scatterbrained. So scatterbrained, in fact, that I almost published this post without this paragraph because I forgot about it halfway through. *Sigh* I hate it when I’m that good at proving my point. But, the thing is, I often erroneously assume you all know what I know concerning the books because hey, I posted/tweeted/commented/thought (heh) about it once. Win! (… Again, not.)

Anyway, below are some of the books slated for release at the beginning of 2015. I’m including the book description of each since I’m usually horrible at this, but apologies if this is going to be the fiftieth time you’ve read the back flap (<—autocorrected to “backslap” … proof that my computer really is the sadistic S.O.B. I’d always assumed it was).

M’kay, here goes:

The Queen of All that Dies
Releases January 15, 2015
NA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

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 is responsible for 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 confronting 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.


Pre-Order The Queen of All that Dies Here

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The Vanishing Girl
Re-releases January 27, 2015
NA Science Fiction/Fantasy


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.

Order The Vanishing Girl Here

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The Forsaken
Releases March 15, 2015*
YA/NA Paranormal

Since her Awakening, seventeen-year-old Gabrielle Fiori has known the devil wants her as his own, and that when she dies, he’ll finally lay his claim. Evading death should be easy. But when a prophecy linking her to the lord of the underworld is leaked, supernaturals—both good and bad—come together for one purpose: to kill her, the girl they believe is the anti-Christ. 

Andre de Leon, Gabrielle’s soulmate and the king of vampires, will do anything to save her from a fate that’s been predestined for thousands of years. Even if that means killing. Even if that means dying. 

But Gabrielle harbors a secret: death is only a matter of time. The magic that flows through her veins, changing her from human to vampire, is slowly killing her. Her heart is slowing, her lungs strain for breath, her body sickens. The world has forsaken her, and unless fate can save her, she’ll be damned to hell and the devil that waits for her. 

And this time, it’ll be for good.


*I’ve had to push back the release date of The Forsaken due to a number of issues. For one, publishing contracts can be nasty little buggers, and the one I signed required that I prioritize writing other books when I had been slated to begin The Forsaken. And two, I had two family emergencies that forced me to take off a significant chunk of time. Boo! :( Add into the mix the holidays, and well *sigh* the release date had to be pushed back. This is, however, the novel that I’m dedicated 100% of my time to, so it will get finished fast. I’ll post more information on this in the near future.

Add The Forsaken on Goodreads

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The Decaying Empire
Releases April 21, 2015
NA Science Fiction/Fantasy


When eighteen-year-old teleporter Ember Pierce wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, she remembers only the basics: she’s been trained by the government as a spy, she’s sent on dangerous missions, and her last assignment—the one that landed her in the hospital—was a setup.

Caden Hawthorne has spent the past ten months of his life grieving Ember’s death. So when she shows up in his room like an apparition, he can’t believe his eyes. But this Ember is different. Her hair is longer, her skin is paler, her gaze is haunted. She tells him what he’s already begun to suspect: someone he trusted betrayed her.

Now, uncertain who is friend and who is foe, Ember and Caden face the toughest mission of their lives—to stay together and survive, as they run from danger toward an unknown future.

Pre-Order The Decaying Empire Here

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If any of you have questions or just want to say hey, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message at laurathalassa.author [at] gmail.com. Oh, and make sure to check back here and on my FB page over the next month, as I’ll be posting more news, snippets from upcoming books, and announcing giveaways like this one on Goodreads:




Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Queen of All that Dies by Laura Thalassa

The Queen of All that Dies

by Laura Thalassa

Giveaway ends January 15, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


In addition to this, I’m raffling off an advanced, signed copy of The Queen of All that Dies for those of you who pre-order the novel! Once I hit 100 pre-orders, I’ll begin the giveaway!

See you all on the other side of the new year!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Friday, December 19, 2014

Exciting News on The Queen of All that Dies

For the last several months I’ve kept fairly quiet on The Queen of All that Dies. I finally have news for you! The Queen of All that Dies will be released January 15, 2015. If you requested an ARC copy of The Queen of All that Dies, then make sure to check your inboxes!

For those of you who don’t know about my latest book, The Queen of All that Dies is a new adult dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel that takes place in the not-too-distant future. It’s the first of two books—possibly three depending on whether Serenity Freeman is satisfied with my storytelling. :)

Pre-Orders
The Queen of All that Dies is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and you can click here to check it out!

Giveaway
This is where my news gets extra fun. For authors, pre-orders are important because they help us gain visibility. So, to show my gratitude to all of you who pre-order The Queen of All that Dies, I’m going to be giving away several signed print copies of The Queen of All that Dies.

The first giveaway will occur once 100 people have pre-ordered The Queen of All that Dies. As soon as that happens, I’ll announce the giveaway on my blog as well as on my Facebook page. All you’ll be required to do is to email/message me the confirmation number on your receipt, and you’ll be entered. Depending on how many people pre-order a copy of The Queen of All That Dies, I’ll be hosting several of these, and so long as you’ve pre-ordered the novel, you’re eligible to join each and every one. (Insider information: in the past not many people join these raffles of mine, so your chances of winning a copy are pretty decent!)

Sneak Peeks
In addition to giving away signed print copies of The Queen of All that Dies, I’ll be releasing never seen before snippets of the book to my mailing list. If you are interested in reading these snippets, make sure to sign up for my newsletter in the top right-hand corner. I’ll release the first one at the same time that I announce the first giveaway!

Goodreads Giveaway
In addition to all of the above, I’m giving away a signed copy of The Queen of All that Dies on Goodreads starting Monday, so make sure to check that out as well!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura





Monday, December 8, 2014

The Forsaken Description and Cover Reveal

For the last several months I’ve been busy finishing up The Decaying Empire, and The Queen of All that Dies, both which are currenty with my publisher. Finally, finally, I’ve been able to get to work on the fourth book in The Unearthly series, The Forsaken. For those of you who’ve patiently waited for news on The Forsaken, it’s finally here!

Coming February 2015

Since her Awakening, seventeen-year-old Gabrielle Fiori has known the devil wants her as his own, and that when she dies, he’ll finally lay his claim. Evading death should be easy. But when a prophecy linking her to the lord of the underworld is leaked, supernaturals—both good and bad—come together for one purpose: to kill her, the girl they believe is the anti-Christ.

Andre de Leon, Gabrielle’s soulmate and the king of vampires, will do anything to save her from a fate that’s been predestined for thousands of years. Even if that means killing. Even if that means dying.

But Gabrielle harbors a secret: death is only a matter of time. The magic that flows through her veins, changing her from human to vampire, is slowly killing her. Her heart is slowing, her lungs strain for breath, her body sickens. The world has forsaken her, and unless fate can save her, she’ll be damned to hell and the devil that waits for her.


And this time, it’ll be for good.

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