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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 i

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

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! The Forsaken 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 harbor

The Decaying Empire is up for Pre-Order!

Hey dudes and dudettes (but mostly dudettes … probably … *eyes screen warily*), News, news, news—I finally have news for you! M’kay, so it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything of importance on here, but I have been working like a mad woman in the meantime, and now I get to finally share all my little projects with you! 1) The Queen of All that Dies is done.* Note the asterisk. Right now it’s in the hands of some awesome author friends of mine who are going to read and edit it, and when I get it back, I’m guessing it will be tore up from the floor up. Which means some rewrites (but quick ones!). Then I have to send it off to my editor, and she’ll read it and get back to me, which could take up to a month. But , things should actually happen much quicker than they sound. And once they do, I can discuss the release date and send out the ARC copies! 2) The Decaying Empire is up for pre-order! You can grab it here. It’s coming out April 21, 2015! (You can’t see me but I’m doing

The Forsaken (The Unearthly Series) Character Interview

So, I’ve been pretty awful about updating my blog lately, but that is not because I haven’t been up to mischief! I’ve finished The Decaying Empire and sent that off to my publishers, I’m wrapping up writing The Queen of All that Dies , and I’ve started working on The Forsaken . In honor of the next book in The Unearthly series, I did a character interview with My Crazy Corner, a blog hosted by Apryl Baker, the best selling author of The Ghost Files series, The Coven series, and The Bloodlines series. If you need a good Gabrielle and Andre fix, or you want to read more of Oliver, make sure to check it out here ! Some of you have been eager to learn about when my next books are coming out, so here it is: ~ The Forsaken : January 31, 2015 ~ The Queen of All that Dies : November/December 2014, unless my publisher picks it up (If this is the case, then it will likely come out some time in 2015) ~ The Decaying Empire : No release date yet, but again, my guess would be sometime

Vlog Post: A Little Q&A

Today, rather than writing out a post, I decided to say hello to you all in person and answer some of your questions. So, without further ado, here’s my first vlog:

My Upcoming Book Schedule and Author Q&A

I thought I’d give you all an update on where I am with my books at the moment. The Vanishing Girl is now in the process of getting revamped and it has a re-release date for the beginning of 2015. The bad news? This means that The Decaying Empire won’t be coming out until sometime after that. I know, it’s a super big bummer, but, on the flip side, it ultimately means a better book! I will have this book done and in my publisher’s hands by the middle of September, which means that I’ll officially resume work on The Queen of All that Dies then as well! Once that’s finished, I’ll be sending the copies out the ARC copies and beginning work on The Forsaken . I’ll also be working on a super-secret mystery project during that time, so expect several books this fall and winter! Lastly, I’m considering doing a vlog—is that what you call it? (Can you tell I’m a technophobe?) :) I figured I’d post a video and answer all those questions you’ve just been dying to ask me. Hehehe! I know you’r

Updates and a Teaser!

It’s official: I signed the contract for a two book deal for The Vanishing Girl and its sequel with Skyscape, Amazon’s young adult imprint! (There will also be a third book in the series.) This means that The Vanishing Girl and its sequel will be available in multiple formats, and you’ll actually be able to pick up a copy in a brick-and-mortar bookstore! Yippee! The downside is that my current projects will be stalled for slightly longer than I planned. However, nothing about my work routine has changed. I’m still writing away eight hours a day, five days a week, so this changes nothing about the amount of material I’m producing. :)  I will undoubtably have more updates for you all as I move further along in the process. Until then I have another teaser for you—and this one is on behalf of Marie, who asked about the adult paranormal romance I’m still working on. It’s release date is to be determined, but it should be out sometime next year. Rhapsodic Teaser #3

Author Recommendation - Timeloopers: A Strange Machine

So, I rarely do this, but today I’m going to unashamedly gush about a must-read book: A Strange Machine (Timeloopers #1) . To give you a very general description of the book, it’s about six prep school seniors, time travel, and reckless behavior. It’s like Gossip Girl  meets  Back to the Future (only the time travel here is hours or days, not years or decades). So, part of the reason this is so special is that my amazingly talented fiancĂ©, author Dan Rix, wrote it. But, and more importantly, it is an amazing effing book. Like seriously, ah-may-zing. I had a massive book hangover after I read it, which is rare for me. Below are a list of reasons why you’ve got to pick this book up for a summer read! 1. An Academy full of smart and/or rich kids. Never can you have too much of this in my opinion. 2. Time travel. Wait, wait, wait, before you scamper away—because ew, time travel, really?—you should know that this might actually be the only time travel book I’ve ever gotten into. You

The Vanishing Girl Sale and Other News

Here are some quick updates for all you lovely readers!  For the next seven days, The Vanishing Girl will be on sale for $0.99, so if you like teleportation, romance, and action, then  c lick here to snag your copy! Secondly, i f you enjoyed The Unearthy , The Coveted , and/or The Cursed , please be sure to vote on it here for UtopYA’s 2015 Award Eligible Books on Goodreads! To all of those readers who’ve already voted on it—a super huge, heartfelt thank you! Oliver is popping his hip and telling me that it’s about damn time he was recognized for being awesome. (He doesn’t know this isn’t about him.)  You’ll be hearing from me again tomorrow, so make sure to check in again!  Hugs and much love! Laura

The Man in the Suit

Ah! I have a fun post today! So, all of you have particular ideas of what different characters look like in the stories you read. Well, for all my books, I have my own idea for what each character looks like. Most don’t have a corresponding celebrity that looks like them, but I just found one that looks dead on like the man in the suit. I recently saw The Picture of Dorian Gray (2009), and Ben Barnes, the actor who plays Dorian Gray, was the closest rendering I’ve seen so far to the man in the suit. Here’s the movie trailer, so you can get an idea yourself: Hugs and happy reading, Laura

The Queen of All that Dies Teaser #3 and Updates

So, some exciting things are happening in my world right now that will affect my release schedule. I am currently in talks with a publisher about The Vanishing Girl series. Because of this, I’ve had to prioritize working on The Decaying Empire (and this name could potentially change). What does this mean? Well, unfortunately, it means that it could push back the release date of The Queen of All that Dies . However, what it does mean is that The Vanishing Girl series could be more widely distributed—more ebook formats (yippee to those of you who have non-Kindle e-readers), audiobooks, perhaps foreign language editions, and print books that will be available in certain bookstores across the country. This is all still up in the air, so I’ll keep all of you wonderful readers posted on what happens. To all those readers who have contacted me to read an advanced review copy of T he Queen of All that Dies —this will mean that your copies will arrive later than I initially expected. How