Thursday, January 24, 2019

So Much News: The Print and Audiobook of Dark Harmony, The Fallen World Book Bundle, and a Deleted Scene from Dark Harmony

Hey readers!

Alright everyone, hold onto your knickers because this is a long post (but full of really awesome news--so yay!). And if you read all the way to the bottom, you'll get rewarded with a deleted scene from Dark Harmony (but a spoiler-y one at that, so don't tempt yourself if you haven't finished the series first)!

Dark Harmony Paperback and Audiobook are Now Available
So, so, so excited to announce that both the print book and the audiobook of Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) are available to purchase! I know this has taken forever to happen, and I'm so sorry for that. I'm pretty sure that every single step in the pipeline got delayed. Some of this was my fault, and some of it was out of my hands. Buuuut, for those of you who've been waiting for the paperback versions of Dark Harmony and/or the audiobook, both are available.

You can find the audiobook of Dark Harmony on Audible here and you can nab the print book here (you can also find the audiobook version on this page as well, if you like buying through Amazon).

The Fallen World Box Set 
I finally decided to combine all three books from my Fallen World series (The Queen of All that Dies, The Queen of Traitors, and The Queen of All that Lives) into one single big-ass book. If you haven't started the series but are pretty sure you'll read the trilogy in its entirety, this is totes mcgoats the way to do it. Also, for those of you who enjoyed the series and are like me and must have a hard copy on hand, buying the entire series as a single book is a cheaper alternative than buying each three individually. :)

If you'd like to download the ebook of the entire series, you can do so here. If you'd like to check out the print book of the entire series, you can do so here.

News on War (The Four Horsemen #2)
I've received a lot of questions on the release date for War. I have deliberately been vague about this because the honest answer is that I have no clue when it's coming out, and I have a bad habit of setting release dates only to blow right past them. But I can say that the book will be coming out this spring, and you can look to my progress bar (on the right), which I try to update weekly, to see where I'm at in the book. I will try to share a few teasers with you as we get closer to the release date, but I probably won't do so until I'm editing the book (versus simply smashing it out).

I will tell you that I am loving writing this book. War is pretty scary, but he's met his match in Miriam. And that's all I'll say about that. :) Some of you have asked about the cover. It's still in the works. The amazing Regina Wamba (from Mae I Design) is bringing it all together, and I'm so excited about where it's going. I can't wait to share it with you once it's complete!

Dark Harmony Deleted Scene
So, for the last several months, I've sat on a deleted scene from Dark Harmony. Initially, when I wrote the book, this event wasn't going to occur off the page, but eventually, I felt their were too many other plot threads going on and that the book would be stronger without it. I haven't shared this scene until now because it's short and incomplete, but I've decided to include it to slack your thirst for those of you who want a little more of Des and Callie. This scene comes at the end of Dark Harmony, though some time has elapsed. Below I'm adding the cover of Dark Harmony for those of you who don't want to catch a sneak peek of the deleted scene.


The tiny hand curls around Des’s index finger. He hasn’t stopped looking at her since she was born.

Larissa. Named after the grandmother she’ll never meet.
Her little ears are pointed at their tips, her rosebud mouth is closed in sleep. Des has been whispering things to her; I’m pretty sure the two are plotting against me.
The darkness clings to her, shrouding her protectively.
The Night King comes back over to me and hands her over. I stare and stare, not sure what to make of everything I feel when I look at her face. The Def Leppard onesie she wears is nearly too much for me.
“My girls,” Des breathes, nuzzling my throat. I can feel his magic thrumming. His whole body is practically singing with it.
I trail a finger down my daughter’s cheek.
“We’re totally going to screw her up,” I whisper. It was supposed to be a joke, but there’s fear behind the words. 
I didn’t have a good childhood, and I’m terrified that my own ghosts will haunt her too.

“We’re not,” Des says, getting serious. “We’re going to give her everything we didn’t have. We’re going to be amazing—you’re going to be amazing.”

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Hugs and happy reading,

Laura