Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Decaying Empire is Out Now!

So, the post title kinda says it all, but I’ll reiterate: The Decaying Empire is now live! You can find it here! This is the second novel in The Vanishing Girl trilogy, a NA series. For those of you who want to know a bit more about either of the two novels, I’ve included their descriptions below!

The third and final novel in the trilogy will be called (drumroll) … The Disappearing Act! You can find it on Goodreads and if you click here, you can add it to your To-Read list!

The Vanishing Girl


Each night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world: London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom, or wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It’s a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne kidnaps her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Forced into a quasi-military training camp for teleporters, Ember discovers she has been paired—perhaps for life—with Caden, the boy who got her into this mess in the first place. Now, she has to work with him on a series of teleporting missions, each one riskier than the last. But Caden just might hold the key to Ember’s escape plan, if she can survive her missions without losing her heart…or her life.


Find it here on Amazon.


The Decaying Empire


When eighteen-year-old teleporter Ember Pierce wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, she remembers only the basics: she’s been trained by the government as a spy, she’s sent on dangerous missions, and her last assignment—the one that landed her in the hospital—was a setup.

Caden Hawthorne has spent the past ten months of his life grieving Ember’s death. So when she shows up in his room like an apparition, he can’t believe his eyes. But this Ember is different. Her hair is longer, her skin is paler, her gaze is haunted. She tells him what he’s already begun to suspect: someone he trusted betrayed her.

Now, uncertain who is friend and who is foe, Ember and Caden face the toughest mission of their lives—to stay together and survive, as they run from danger toward an unknown future.

Find it here on Amazon.

Happy reading,
Laura

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Decaying Empire Teaser #2

Hello lovelies!

So, tomorrow The Decaying Empire hits shelves, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Seriously, I’m so eager I thought I’d share a final teaser before it’s released! If you haven’t heard of The Vanishing Girl series, I’ve added a link here for you to check out!

Teaser #2

“You’re not supposed to be with me,” I murmured.
He brushed my hair out of my eyes, and I got my first real look
at him. Anger and love stared back down at me. “You are the stupidest
girl I’ve ever met,” Caden said, pressing a kiss to my forehead.
The same Caden who should’ve been miles and miles away from
me. “So, so stupid,” he whispered over and over again.
“You’re not supposed to be here,” I said, rubbing my eyes.
His fingers trailed over my arm, featherlight, and I breathed in
the smell of him. “You still don’t get it. I’m in it for the long haul,
angel. That means, first and foremost, not leaving you unconscious
on the side of road.”
Sadness tugged the edges of his eyes down. “I know that part
of this is my doing.” He rubbed a hand over his mouth and looked
away. “Fuck—I get it. I was overbearing, so you felt the need to
keep this a secret. But please, angel, no more secrets.”
My lips pinched together. “Are you ever going to stop being
overbearing?”
Caden’s jaw clenched. No. We both recognized the hypocrisy of
what he asked me.
“You really should’ve left with the others. I’m no good to you
like this,” I said. Because the truth of the matter was, I was still broken.
I had been ever since I’d woken up in that hospital room. Planning
an escape had distracted us both from the fact that I carried a
little darkness in me, just like Eric. And my keeping secrets? That
felt like the last anchor to the girl I’d once been—the self-reliant
girl. The one who could run fast and long. The one who knew a
little more about compassion.
Caden froze beneath me. “What did you say?”
Before I could answer, he flipped us over. “Don’t ever fucking
say that again.” Something fierce flashed in his eyes. “You came
back from the dead for me. Do you think that anyone who’s lost 
someone would care if their loved one came back to life but with
issues?”
I opened my mouth.
“They wouldn’t,” Caden answered. “When I saw you scared,
my heart broke. When I saw you angry, I wanted to fight your
demons for you. The first time you snapped at me, I wanted to
rejoice that the fire within you hadn’t been extinguished—but had
it been, I would’ve worked at starting another. You cannot scare me
away, angel. It’s impossible, so get that idiotic, offensive idea out of
your head.”
My jaw clenched and unclenched as I worked through my emotions.
He gazed down at me. “If we can escape the Project, then we
can sure as hell overcome relationship issues. But I need you to want
to want this. To want us. Can you do that?”
I stared up at him. I blew out a breath and glanced away, feeling
tears gathering at the corners of my eyes. Caden tilted my head
back so that I was forced to look him in the eye. “Of course I can
do that. But do you really want this? Do you really want me, scars
and everything?”
For the first time in a long time, Caden’s face broke out in
a radiant grin, the kind that reached his eyes, crinkling the skin

around them. “I wouldn’t have you any other way.”

Happy reading!
Laura

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Website Updates

Hey readers!

I just wanted to drop by to let you all know that I’ve updated my “Schedule” page, as well as my “FAQ” page. The others you might want to save your Hail Mary’s for. Who knows when I’ll get to those!

Happy reading!
Laura

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Forsaken Playlist

Below is the playlist I put together for The Forsaken. In it are songs that inspired me or made me think of Andre and Gabrielle (and all the rest of the characters) while I wrote this novel. I hope you enjoy listening to them! A special thanks to Spotify and the musicians for allowing me to stream the music on my blog! (Still can’t get over how awesome this is!)

Keep a lookout for more news on The Damned, the final book in The Unearthly series, as well as The Decaying Empire, the second novel in The Vanishing Girl series, and The Queen of Traitors. Oh, and did I mention I have a secret project heading your way this summer? At the moment I have to keep my lips sealed on this one, but I’ll share more in the upcoming weeks!

Happy listening!
Laura


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Forsaken is Out Now!

Hi readers!

So, I was planning on posting the first three chapters of The Forsaken here, but I sort of decided that, what the heck, let’s just publish the book! Click here to purchase The Forsaken on Amazon! If you still want to preview the first chapters of the book, Amazon has them up!

I hope you enjoy the fourth book in the series! This novel is a YA/NA crossover, so it’s a little more intense than some of the books before it. There will be one more book in the series, The Damned (which you can add to your TBR list here), that will come out fall of this year!

I hope you enjoy The Forsaken, and once you’re done, please consider leaving a review!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Saturday, February 28, 2015

News on The Forsaken

Hi readers!

So, I’ve been getting lots and lots of anxious messages asking about The Forsaken. Here’s the scoop in Q&A format:

Q. When is The Forsaken coming out?
A. The Forsaken is coming out March 15, 2015.

Q. Why the wait? I thought it was supposed to come out in January, you ho! (<—artistic liberties may have gone into this question)
A. My schedule got thrown off last year when I signed the publishing contract with Amazon. I had to readjust my schedule, hence the delay.

Q. Where’s the pre-order page?!
A. Erm, there isn’t one at the moment, and I don’t know if there will be a pre-order option, to be frank. There are a lot of reasons why this is the case, but the main one is this: I’m getting married the day before The Forsaken’s release (Pi Day for all you math nerds out there!) and I’m also moving. So I’ve been busy. Really, really, reeeeeeaaaaaally busy.

Q. Can you at least share some chapters with us before then?
A. Yes, yes, yes! I’m going to begin to post the first chapter sometime next week. The only thing I ask in return is that if you enjoyed reading The Cursed, the novel that precedes The Forsaken, that you please leave a review for it on Amazon! You can do so here!

Guys—and supa fine gals, I can’t wait to share The Forsaken with you. This is the second-to-last novel in the series, so the stakes are higher than ever! It’s a bit darker and more sensual than some of the others, but it still has the same characters you know and love! Counting down the days!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Forsaken Teaser #2

Hi readers!

March is fast approaching, which means The Forsaken is even closer to hitting shelves! In another week or so, it should be available for pre-order on Amazon! I’ll let you know once that’s the case. Until then, let me satisfy your paranormal cravings with another teaser from the novel!

The Forsaken, Teaser #2


I showered and padded out into the bedroom, towel wrapped around me.
I my eyes landed on the bed, where an outfit had been laid out. I paused. Black leather pants and a skintight black shirt waited for me.
Even more mortifying, someone had placed a lacey thong and bra next to the clothing. Out of curiosity I walked up and checked out the tags.
Well they’d at least got my size right.
I sighed. I was going to look like Lara Croft: Slut Slayer.
By the time I slipped on the pair of boots that rested next to the bed, someone knocked on the door.
“Come in!” I shouted.
Andre sauntered in, his hair wet from the shower he must’ve fit in between planning the next phase of our escape. The moment he caught sight of my outfit, air seemed to hiss out of him.
“I think I need another shower,” he said. “A cold one.”
Okay, not helping. It felt like my ass was eating my underwear and my pants. Guess more than my teeth wanted a bite out of something.
“Leather, Andre? Really?” I asked.
“Blame my servants,” he said, but his eyes shined with mischief. I could practically see him making a mental note to give them a raise.
His gaze smoldered as he took me in. My body squeaked under his gaze—though that might’ve just been the straining leather—and my skin flared up. That was all it took.
Andre strode forward, and his eyes already undressing me.
I backed up grabbing the bedpost I bumped into. We both heard my slow heartbeat pick up. “People are after us; we have to—”
“The world can wait,” Andre said. “My soulmate has needs that I only I can satisfy.”
My hand slipped from the bedpost. Andre came up to me and cupped my face. His thumbs stroked my features. I saw his desire-laden gaze flick to the bed, and my skin brightened further.
My hands floated to his waist. Chiseled muscle rippled beneath the fabric of his shirt. “Cotton, Andre?” I said, rubbing the material. “Why do I have to wear some poor cow when you don’t?” That was real fair.
“The lady doth protest too much.” He took my wrists and moved my touch down a few inches to the supple leather of his pants. “See? Leather.”
All rational thought fled me. My hands were dangerously close to things I wanted to get familiar with. I fought with the siren rising in me. If she took over, the deed was as good as done. Which I wasn’t actually against, except that she was capable of taking away Andre’s free will.
Andre laughed, and unaware of my thoughts, he leaned in and brushed a kiss across my lips. “Soulmate, I love it that I can affect you this way.”
“Mmm.” I was afraid to speak. Afraid of the glamour that would ease into my voice.
Sensing the battle within me, he pulled away. He stroked the side of my face. “I’m not afraid of her soulmate—she’s a part of you.”
When I wrested control of my voice I said, “She’ll take things way too far.”

He raised an eyebrow. “You say that like I have a problem with it.”

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Hugs and happy reading!
Laura