Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beneath the Cape is Out Now

The title says it all! Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology is now available on Amazon. Click here to check it out! Read on for a description of the anthology!

Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology
Only available July 1st - October 1st. 

Created with the sole purpose of benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Superheroes. 

Save the world and protect mankind. 

But what’s beneath the cape? Behind the mask? Under the steel-plated fa├žade? 

Eight bestselling New Adult romance authors have come together to bring you seven stories about superheroes and what it takes to win their hearts. From the skies, to the cities, to the ocean, our superheroes face death, fight villains, conquer evil and— 

Find love. 

The world is full of heroes. Every-day men and women who risk their lives for the sake of others—for life, liberty, freedom, and justice. Often these men and women are wounded—physically or mentally—in the line of duty. Therefore, we have created this anthology with the sole purpose of benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Because heroes should never be forgotten.


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Reaping Angels
Laura Thalassa

The Executioner’s touch can kill. 
Angel’s can heal. 
A villain and a hero. One who stood for death, and the other for life. Mortal enemies until the impossible happened. 
A touch. 
A kiss. 
And now, a manhunt.


Cat Love
Sunniva Dee
A sexy thriller about the animal in all of us. 
Aidan uses his superpower to stabilize minds at the Hollyreed Specialist Hospital. Ulani uses hers to chase rats on rooftops. Until she’s caught and deposited in Aidan’s care. 
At the hospital, Aidan finds Ulani's room empty—save for a cat, whose fur retracts in favor of silky skin and a vamp-gorgeous femme fatale. 
Aidan’s obsession with Ulani grows, while patients go missing. 
Making the couple use their powers to bring criminals to justice. 


Gypsy Love 

Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman
For two hundred years, Adrian vowed to seek revenge against the Gypsy woman who bound his spirit for eternity. 
Until her. 
The one man Mia wants only exists in dreams. 
Until he doesn’t. 
The curse may be broken, but not without a price. 
One love must end for another to begin. 

The Only Difference

Magan Vernon 
The Only Difference between a hero and a villain is what they do with their power. 
Leonel "Short Stack" Garcia-Shapiro's life changed the night he decided to stop one of his fraternity brothers from taking advantage of a girl. Now he can't stop thinking of that girl and how he can save her. 

Heroes 

Christine Zolendz 
Kelly Black can’t believe she’ll be the new teaching assistant to Alexander Masters. The Alexander Masters—the head of the entire biology department. As soon as they begin to work together sparks fly and danger swirls around them. 

Breaking Through 

D. Nichole King 
Two years after her brother Nate died during a Navy operation, aquator Nautia Olson’s nightmares began, and her ability to manipulate water became erratic. Anger, fear, joy, desire—they all trigger disaster. 
Now, the Navy wants her for a top-secret mission, but Captain Riley Barton has his reservations. He’s read her file. He knows the damage she’s capable of, and yet— 
If he can harness her ability—break through her walls— 
She’ll be unstoppable. 

Villain 

Cheryl McIntyre 
How can you tell a hero from a villain? 
If you’re Ember Willis and the villain is Lanely Frost, you can’t. 
How can you tell a superhero from a delusional young woman? 
If you’re Lanely Frost and the woman is Ember Willis, you don’t care. 
For both, finding the balance between right and wrong and love and lust are not the only battles they’ll face.

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Check out Beneath the Cape here on Amazon!



Monday, June 29, 2015

Reaping Angels: Teaser #2

So, Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology comes out later this week, and I thought I’d share a final teaser with you all! Without further ado, here it is!

Reaping Angels, Teaser #2

The Executioner was a good kisser. Really good. So good that, in a moment of weakness, I might have kissed him back.
His tongue caressed mine, and I made a small, satisfied sound. Damn me and my traitorous mouth; I was being seduced by a very handsome, very dangerous man.
His hand brushed down my body, and the spell was broken.
The Executioner tried to roast me alive, and now I was making out with him.
Hell no.
Only, he still held my hands in place. I wasn’t getting away from him unless I got creative.
I smothered my rising anger; that wouldn’t do me any good at the moment. No, this called for trickery.
Pinching my eyes shut, I pressed myself against him. Just as I suspected, the Executioner’s strength was also his weakness. He wanted to touch everything.
He let my wrists go to run his hands over my torso. The moment he did so, I fisted my hand and swung. The right hook landed exactly where I wanted it to—his temple.
The Executioner swayed, and I pushed him off me so I could scramble away.
Not fast enough.
His hand shot out and latched onto my ankle. I pulled my other leg back and kicked him in the crotch. “That’s what I think about your offer, asshole.”
The Executioner let me go to clutch himself. He groaned. “You … play … dirty.”
“Oh, like you’re one to talk.” I picked up my phone where it had fallen. The captain would know what to do.

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“Get the hell out of there.”
“Wait, seriously?” My captain wanted me to … run? From danger?
“Do you really want to take on the Executioner? Tonight?”
I turned further away from my villain-turned-victim. “I just did.”
“The man is wanted in twenty-seven different countries. Nations that can’t even agree on basic human rights agree that the Executioner needs to be stopped. You’re great at what you do, Angel, but I’m afraid that someone with your abilities won’t be able to take him down by yourself.”
I clenched the phone in my hands. Someone with my abilities. As if I couldn’t also kick ass and take names. As if being a healer and being a weakling were synonymous.
“You know what?” I said, turning to face the Executioner, “I will bring him—aw damn.”

The Executioner was gone.

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If you enjoyed that, make sure to check out Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology on Amazon!

Happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beneath the Cape is Available for Pre-Order!

Beneath the Cape is now available for pre-order! Check it out here on Amazon! For those of you who haven't heard, this is a superhero anthology I've worked on with seven other authors. My novella, Reaping Angels, is one of seven stories that will appear in the anthology, which hits shelves on July 1!

The best part of all is that this anthology was created for the sole purpose of benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project. We all wanted to give back to those that have given so much for us. 

The proceeds go to a great cause, and have I mentioned how awesome the stories are? So good!

Here's the description and a sneak peek at my own novel:

Reaping Angels 

The Executioner’s touch can kill.
Angel’s can heal.
A villain and a hero. One who stood for death, and the other for life. Mortal enemies until the impossible happened. 
A touch. 
A kiss. 
And now, a manhunt.


Reaping Angels Teaser #1

When I came to, Angel was straddling my torso.
Too good to be real life. Must be a dream. 
I heard Angel grunt and my shoulders yanked up. “You’re awake,” she said. “Just in time too.”
Not a dream, after all.
I squinted, my head beginning to pound. I tried to sit up just as she swung a leg off of me and found that I couldn’t move.
What in the hell?
I jerked my hands only to feel them resist my pull. I glanced up and noticed they’d been bound together above my head. 
Angel let out another soft grunt, and my leg jerked. I looked back down my body and saw her tightening a leather belt that pinned my ankle to the corner of the bed.
“I am not the type of girl that gives out pity fucks,” she said, conversationally. “Sorry.”
What is the meaning of this?” I shouted, kicking out and trying to sabotage her efforts. 
She buckled the restraints in place. “Aww, is someone a little upset?” She pouted her lips.
I roared. “Unhand me, woman!”
And then she laughed in my face. “You self-satisfied, prideful prick. I’ll do no such thing.” She crept forward and knelt beside the bed. Propping her elbow on the mattress, she leaned her chin in her hand. “Tell me, how does it feel to be the imprisoned one?”
Anger pulsed through my veins. The last time I’d felt this helpless, I’d gone on a rampage. Did she not realize who she was dealing with?
Every vessel in my body strained against the bindings. I could hear the leather groan and the wooden frame begin to splinter as it gave under my force. 
Angel stood and backed up, undaunted by the sound. She held up my keys, and I paused in my efforts. She must’ve plucked them right out of my pocket. “I’ll be going now,” she said.
My eyes flicked from the keys to her face. It was my turn to laugh. “You can’t get out of here,” I said arrogantly. “Not without me.” That was how Mirage’s illusions worked. 
She leaned forward. “You forgot one thing.”
I raised my eyebrows. “Oh, did I?”
Angel smiled. “I’m a fucking superhero. Bitch.”

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If you enjoyed that, then make sure to check out Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology on Amazon! You can do so here! Every pre-order helps! So excited to share this anthology with you!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Vlog Post: June 2015

Hi readers,

I thought I’d switch it up for a change and post a video where I answer some questions you all have sent me! Hope you enjoy it!



Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Reaping Angels: An NA Novella Coming July 2015!



For nearly a year I’ve kept quiet about a project I’ve been working on with several amazing authors. After the long wait, I can finally share the news with you all!

Reaping Angels, an NA novella, is the super-secret project I’ve been working on. And I do mean super. It’s one of seven stories that will appear in Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology, which is hitting shelves July 1!



And this is my favorite part of Beneath the Cape: This anthology was created with the sole purpose of benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.


Reaping Angels is about a superhero whose touch can heal and a supervillian whose touch wounds. Here’s its itsy bitsy description: 


Reaping Angels
The Executioner’s touch can kill.
Angel’s can heal.
A villain and a hero. One who stood for death, and the other for life. Mortal enemies until the impossible happened.
A touch.
A kiss.
And now, a manhunt.

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Click here to add Beneath the Cape to your Goodread's "To Read" list!
Lastly, I thought I’d share the first scene of the novella with you!

Reaping Angels
Had I known I was going to face down death today, I totally would’ve bought myself the Slurpee. 

Instead, I walked out of the convenience store with a single packet of mints and a magazine. I touched the homeless man who lingered outside. His bloodshot eyes cleared a bit, that too-bright edge to them dimming to a more normal sheen.

I ignored the onlookers who snapped photos of me from their smartphones and headed for my white Mustang.

My cleavage buzzed. A second later, “Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you …

I groaned. Perfect timing for a call from the L.A.P.D.

They were the sister organization to the Los Angeles Supernatural Department, or L.A.S.D., which I was a part of, and we often teamed up to fight crime in southern California.

I reached down the front of my gold jumpsuit, noticing that even more people had stopped to take pictures while I fished the device out. I waved at them and smiled. 

Really needed to invest in pockets.

“Hey Ramirez,” I said, lifting the phone to my ear as I hopped into my car, “thought you lost your phone.”

“He found it,” said an unfamiliar voice. “Bottom of his locker. This is Officer Jensen. Ramirez told me to call you on his behalf.” I’d never heard of Officer Jensen. Had Ramirez gotten a new partner without telling me?

“Why isn’t he calling me himself?”

“He’s talking to the fire department at the moment.”

Shit. I gripped my phone tighter. The police and the fire department in one location? Something happened. 

“What’s going on?” I asked.

“An electrical fire broke out at the K–12 Reading Center in South Central, just off of Slauson Avenue.” 

My stomach bottomed out. “What?” 

“Know the place?” he asked, hearing the tone of my voice.

“Yeah, I do.” I went to the Reading Center during my free time and hung out with the at-risk kids. 

I rubbed my eyes. “How bad is it?”

“Bad. Firefighters haven’t been able to get inside. Place is locked up, windows are barred.”

My palms were already beginning to sweat. Not the kids. I hated emergencies with kids. “How many are trapped inside?”

“Don’t know. We think two to three dozen.”

“M’kay, I’m on it.”

I started up the engine and flipped on my siren. 

Move the hell out of the way people, I’ve got some kids to save.

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Happy reading,
Laura

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Decaying Empire Playlist

Hope all your week’s going well! I thought I’d drop by to share The Decaying Empire’s playlist!

The third novel in the series, The Disappearing Act, will be coming out fall of 2016. I know, I know, it’s a ridiculously long wait, but it’s stipulated in my contract that I have to wait 18 months before I publish the final novel. Aye karumba, but what can you do?

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy The Decaying Empire’s playlist!



Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Queen of Traitors Description

Happy Monday everyone!

The Queen of Traitors now has a description!

The Queen of Traitors
January 15, 2016

They say I am a queen.
They say I married a monster. That I did so willingly.
They say he cannot die, that he does not age. That together, we rule a ravaged world.
They say I used to be one of them, but now I am a traitor.
They say many things, all which I cannot remember, but …

I fear what they say is true.

Then there is what they don’t say, what I see in their eyes—
The king terrifies them. He cannot be stopped. And, most worrisome of all …

He is coming for me.
 


Click here to add The Queen of Traitors to your Goodreads “To Read” list!

Happy reading,
Laura