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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If you enjoyed the description, click here to mosey on over to Goodreads and add this to your “To Read” list! If you want to receive an email on the day this comes out, make sure to sign up for my email list (located in the top righthand corner!).  

Monday, November 10, 2014

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 a happy dance!) I can’t WAIT to share

3) Right now I’m working on a super secret project that I can’t say anything about—other than it’s new adult—and then I’m moving onto The Forsaken!

4) I’m going to try to update my website in the next week or so with more fun stuff, more accurate release dates, and all that jazz.

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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 in 2015

~Unnamed Adult Paranormal Romance Novel: 2015

And there it is! I’ll be posting more information as it comes. Until then, have a happy Halloween!

Hugs,
Laura



Friday, September 19, 2014

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:


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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’re rolling your eyes! But in all seriousness, I’d love to do a mini Q&A video and answer some of your questions regarding my series, my 2015 schedule, how to get your hands on ARC copies of my books, other projects in the works, and all that good stuff!

So, if there is anything you want to get a straight answer on, ask your question here on the Goodreads author Q&A. I’ll answer them on the vlog post, and I’ll write in the answers on Goodreads the same day I post the video!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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.

Unnamed Paranormal Romance Teaser #2


“I have to say, sleep does not become you.”
I roll over in bed and rub my eyes. When I pull my hand away, I see the Bargainer standing off to the side of the bed, his arms folded and his head cocked. He’s studying me like I’m an exotic bird, which technically, I am.
“What are you doing here?” I ask, still groggy from sleep.
“In case you’ve missed it, the day is done. I’m here to collect more of my payment.” The way he says payment sends shivers up my arms. Behind him, the moon shines brightly into the room, fuller than it was yesterday.
I groan. I slept the entire day away. I reach over to my nightstand where my cell phone rests and check my messages. I have several, but none of them are from Eli. I frown and set the phone aside.
“No calls from lover boy?” the Bargainer asks. When I look at him, his eyes are sad. As if he cares.
“How did you know …” I let my voice fall away before I can finish.
The Bargainer’s eyes thin as a sly smile spreads across his face. His sadness evaporates as quickly as it came. “You’ve forgotten much about me already,” he looks pleased about this, “which means I’m going to have to remind you.”
He snaps his fingers and the blankets that cover me slide off.
“Des, what are you—?”
He tsks, interrupting me. “Your pajamas don’t become you either, cherub. I was hoping those would improve with age as well.”
I stifle a yawn and push myself off the bed. “Just … shut up,” I mumble, padding past him. Where yesterday, his presence filled me with old pain, tonight all I feel is annoyance.
I make my way to the bathroom, discreetly wiping away a bit of drool from my mouth. One would think a siren slept with more dignity than I did.
The Bargainer follows me to my bathroom, enjoying just how much he’s ruining my evening. “You’re going to have to bargain for my silence, if that’s what you want.”
In response I slam my door shut in his face. Probably not the wisest way to deal with the king of the night, but right now I don’t really care too much.
I take two steps away from the bathroom door, and it blasts open behind me. I spin around and stare at the Bargainer who stands on the other side of the doorway, his body filling up the space. My door hangs off its hinges at a funny angle.
“I wasn’t finished,” he says calmly. His eyes glint as they watch me; he’s beautiful and terrible to behold.
“You owe me a new door,” I respond.
He chuckles, and it’s full of dark promise. “Why don’t we work on paying off your current debts before you talk about what I owe you?”
I glare at him, because he has me. “What was so important that you had to blow off my door to tell me?” I ask.
A watch forms over his wrist and he taps the face of it. “Time, Calli, time. I have some important appointments to keep. You need to be ready in twenty minutes.”
“Fine.” I walk over to my shower and turn on the facet. This would have to be a fast shower.
When I turn back around, the Bargainer has made himself comfortable on my bathroom’s tile countertop. He leans against the wall next to the mirror, one of his legs stretched out in front of him, his other leg bent at the knee.
“Get out,” I say.
He gives me a lazy smile. “No.”
“I’m not kidding.”
One of his eyebrows quirks up. “Nor am I.”
I run a hand through my hair. “I’m not getting naked in front of you.”
“That’s fine with me,” he says. “Shower with your clothes on.”
Oh, because that’s reasonable. “If you’re not going to leave the room, then I’ll go somewhere else.”
“The faucet in your guest bathroom doesn’t work,” he says, calling my bluff. My eyes widen before I remember that it’s his business to know secrets.
He’s not leaving and I’ve run out of options. “Fine,” I say, taking off my T-shirt. “Enjoy the peep show—that’s all you’ll be getting from me.”
His laughter skitters up my arm. “Don’t delude yourself, cherub. You have a wrist full of debt and I have many, many demands.”

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura