Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) Teaser

 Death Teaser!

So I usually share itty bitty teasers, but this time I decided to let you al gorge yourself on a longer one! Warning: this scene is unedited and subject to change. Additionally I had to alter or remove some lines of text that were too spoiler-y. As far as my progress on this book goes, I'm at 70,000 words into writing it, which is as long as some of my shorter books, and a little over the halfway mark for some of my longer books. This one is looking like it will be on the longer side, so it will still be a while before I have even a complete draft of the book. Do with that information what you will. :) I'm hoping to release this one around summer/fall of this year! Alright, here's the snippet:

Death cups my face, and his nostrils flare. “Tell me you don’t feel this … this consuming need.”
My stomach somersaults at the intensity in his eyes.
“I don’t feel it,” I say, only my voice comes out all breathy and wrong.
Thanatos narrows his gaze even as he smiles.
“I will count to a thousand,” he says. “That’s as generous as I’m going to be. You can do whatever you’d like in those thousand seconds. I won’t fight back, I won’t come after you, but once time’s up, we’ll no longer be playing your game. We’ll be playing mine.”
We were never playing any sort of game. Ever.
My stomach drops. “I’m not going to—”
“One … two … three …” he begins, a savage look on his face.
I look breathlessly at him, then around at us. I’m half-convinced this is all a dream, but that doesn’t stop me from jumping into action.
I slide my satchel off my shoulder, letting it drop to the ground. Kneeling down next to it, I pull out a knife and begin sawing away at the strap of the bag. Once I cut the strap free, I glance at the horseman.
He raises his eyebrows. “Sixty-seven … sixty-eight …”
“Turn around,” I command, half-expecting him to ignore my demands. Much to my shock, however, he turns, exposing his massive wings to me.
My breath hitches at the sight of all those coal-black feathers. I step up to his back, my skin pebbling as those very feathers brush against my skin. I swear I hear Thanatos’s sharp inhale, and maybe I’m not the only one affected by the contact.
I grab one of his forearms, pulling it behind his back, then the other, pressing his wrists together. I bind his hands together with the satchel’s leather strap, making sure to tie the knots extra tight. His body sways.
“I like this, kismet,” he says, “This makes me think very strange, very … human thoughts about you.”
My core clenches at his words.
I tug on the final knot extra hard. “Why don’t you focus on counting—wouldn’t want to give me any extra time,” I say, stepping away.
Death laughs darkly, the sound making the hair at the nape of my neck stand on end.
“You’re not going anywhere,” he vows.
My stomach dips at the certainty in his voice.
“Turn around,” I command.
Again, I don’t expect him to follow my words, but he does. The horseman faces me once more, his eyes full of dark anticipation.
He smirks. “What about my wings?” he asks. “Shall you bind them too? Or will you simply pierce them with your knives?”
I pull out one of the blades in question. Rather than turning it on his wings, however, I cut off the bottom of my shirt.
Gripping the fabric, I step up to him.
He stares down at me for a long time, that same look in his eyes. Never glancing away, he moves down on one knee, then both.
I bring the cloth up to his eyes, blindfolding him with it.
“Killing me would be easier,” he says.
It would be. I have to hide my swallow.
I tie the knot extra tight behind his head, ignoring his beautiful features and the silky soft texture of his dark hair. I can’t help, however, the strange sensations the scent of him conjures.
Him holding me fast to his chest, his fingers in my hair …
“Come with me,” Death says softly. His voice is gentle, a plea; it’s so unlike him. “Untie these bindings and come to me of your own free will.”
“You said you wouldn’t ask me that again,” I remind him.
“I was wrong,” he says. “Come with me, Lazarus. Let me know what it is like to hold you instead of fighting you.”
I lean in close to his ear. “No.”
A slow, malevolent smile spreads across his face, and even blindfolded, I find him chilling.
“Then you better run, kismet.” Add Death (The Four Horsemen #4) to your "To Read" list on Goodreads:

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Death (The Four Horsemen #4) Description

 Hey all!

SO freaking excited to share Death's description with you all! Before I get to it, just some quick info: I don't yet have the cover or a release date (other than you know *vaguely gestures to 2021*). Also I'm a bit late on the game with this one, but I'm pretty sure we need to make #saveahorserideahoresman a thing. Anyway, here's Death's description!

Death (The Four Horsemen #4)

He’s known by many names: Thanatos. Horseman. God’s last angel. And then, of course, there's the one I’m all too familiar with—


The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has her own extraordinary gift: she cannot be killed—not by humans, not by the elements, not by Death himself.

She is the one soul Death doesn’t recognize. The one soul he cannot pry free from her flesh. Nor can he ignore the unsettling desire he has for her. Take her. He wants to, desperately. And the longer she tries to stop him from his killing spree, the stronger the desire becomes.

When Lazarus crosses paths with the three other horsemen, an unthinkable situation leads to a terrible deal: seduce Death, save the world. A hopeless task, made all the worse by the bad blood between her and Thanatos. But Death’s attraction to her is undeniable, and try though she might, Lazarus cannot stay away from that ancient, beautiful being and his dark embrace.

The end is here. Humankind is set to perish, and not even the horsemen can stop Death from fulfilling his final task.

Only Lazarus can.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Signed Laura Thalassa Books and a Virtual Book Festival

Hey all!
Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had good weeks and that winter isn’t driving you absolutely insane yet. (I’m saying this as someone who has zero frame-of-reference. I live in Southern California; there’s basically no such thing as winter here.) I wanted to throw some updates your way, including signed copies of my books, an upcoming FREE virtual book conference where we can chat and hand, and oh, did I mention there’s an exclusive Death teaser in this email? Because there totally is.

Supernatural Book Box

I am so excited to announce that Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) will be included in the Supernatural Book Box’s March book box. What is a book box? It’s a box filled with signed books and book-related swag. You can either sign up for a monthly book box or stick with a one-month subscription. Signed copies of Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) will be in the March box, along with one Bargainer themed goodie. In addition to my book, there will be two other signed books in the book box (eep!), but those will be kept a surprise! Oh, and more book-related goodies will be included as well. The box costs $55.00 USD, and I believe they can be shipped internationally (though you’ll have to double check this).
The last day to purchase the March box is on February 19! (So, you’ve got a week left to order!) You can click here to purchase a book box.

Imaginarium Book Festival 2021

I will be participating in the Imaginarium Book Festival on May 8,2021. This is a virtual book event where readers can chat with me and 20+ other authors. I’ve posted a banner below with some of the other authors involved just to get you all excited because the lineup is amazing! I know I’m personally going to fangirl over more than a few of them. Tickets for the event are free, and you can find out more about the festival here.

Lastly, in case you haven't seen it, here's a Death teaser to wet your appetite! 

I think those are all the updates for now! Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Sending you all much love!

Hugs and happy reading,

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Famine Audio and Paperback Updates, 2021 Release Schedule, and More!

Hey all!

Happy New Year’s! So happy to put that dumpster fire of a year behind us! I’ve got all sorts of updates for you, so let’s hop right into it!

Famine Audiobook and Paperbacks are Now Available

Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) is now available both in audiobook format and in paperback. Here’s the link to the paperback version. If you like listening to your books, you can find the audiobook of Famine here on Amazon, here on Audible, or on iTunes (which I can’t find a link to at the moment, so you’ll have to hunt for it on your own—yes, I know I’m extremely professional ;).

My 2021 Release Schedule

The only book I have slated for release in 2021 is Death (The Four Horsemen #4). If you use Goodreads, you can add it to your “To Read” list here. (The pre-order for Death isn’t up yet, and probably won’t be until I’ve finished writing the book.)

I don’t know what month this final book in The Four Horsemen series will release, though I’ve been saying that it won’t come out until the end of 2021 just to be safe. It’s entirely possible that it will come out much sooner—and it’s also entirely possible that I’ll release another book by the end of 2021. I’ve only released one book per year for the last two years, but during those two years I had a crazy pregnancy, followed by maternity leave, and then quarantine—all of which slowed down my productivity. (I’ve also been working on other books behind the scenes.) If, in 2021, nothing else crops up, my writing pace should pick up again, which means more books!

I’ve been getting a few questions on what books I will be releasing after Death, so here goes: Death is the last book in The Four Horseman series. I won’t be writing any spinoffs in that world. Behind the scenes, I’ve been working on two separate trilogies, one a paranormal romance, the other a fantasy romance. Both are a little lighter than my Four Horsemen series (relatively speaking), but they will all still feature romance as a central theme. I’m not finished with either, so after Death, I’ll pick one of these series up to completely finish, and then I’ll begin to release the books in the series. Ideally. I might jump the gun early because I’m hella impatient.

I will also be working on finishing the final book in The Vanishing Girl series, but that won’t happen until after I finish one of these trilogies. Oh, and for those of you who love my fae world, I just finished plotting out a series for the Fauna Kingdom, and I already have an outline for novels in the Flora Kingdom and the Day Kingdom. And there are two other series that I’ve been plotting and outlining that are totally separate from anything else I’ve so far mentioned, so now the real issue is actually writing all these books as fast as they come to me. It’s a good problem to have, and I hope you all stick around to read them! So excited to share more about these projects with you in the future!

Want to Hang Out More?

I try to keep these emails to a minimum, because I personally hate getting spammed. That being said, those of you who would like to interact more with me can do so on my Facebook author page (here) or in my Facebook reader group (here). I’m also fairly active on Instagram (you can find my account here), and I love answering questions and squealing about good books on Goodreads (here). Also, bonus, but right now on Instagram there’s a giveaway going on for signed copies of Famine and over half a dozen other books by paranormal romance and fantasy authors. You can find the giveaway here.

That’s it for now! Please stay safe and don’t be a stranger!

Hugs and happy reading,