Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Queen of All that Dies is Out Now!

So this morning Ive been like a kid on Christmas (gleeful, acting like Im hopped up on way too much sugar, and—okay—probably really immature). Its been difficult to contain my excitement because my NA dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel, The Queen of All thatDies, is finally live! Check it out here.

All authors (wild generalization there, but work with me :) have these little lists in their head—which book was the most fun to write, which book got the widest buzz, which book resonated with readers the most. The Queen of All that Dies is the book that was hardest for me to write but also the one I’m proudest of. It took longer than most of my others to get down on paper, and I think I wrote a bit of my soul onto those pages when I penned it. (So if youre ever looking to defeat me  horcrux #1 right there.)

As for the story itself … it’s dark and twisted—the world as we once knew it is sick, its people suffering. Amidst them all are two characters, one who is making a last stand for freedom, the other who wants to rule it all. But amidst the malevolence, there’s hope. Love. The possibility of a different future.

And now I’m going to shut up before I orate the entire story to you!

I want to thank all of you again—I’d been encouraged by many of you to hurry up with the book because I was moving too slow. For an author, there’s little else that can reinforce our efforts more than readers’ encouragement. You all humble me. And, as always, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura


P.S. For those of you who haven’t heard of The Queen of Allthat Dies, here’s the description:

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.

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To learn more about The Queen of All that Dies, you can check out its Amazon page here!