NEW PRIDE Book Trailer Premier!

Hey gang! I don’t usually post on Sundays, but Theresa McClinton (author extraordinaire and book trailer master!) and I have been feverishly working on book trailers for New Pride (Amazon purchase link 😉 ) and Shifting Pride, and dangitall, I can’t wait any longer to share with you!

Without further ado, the Official Book Trailer for NEW PRIDE:

THANK YOU, THERESA, FOR SUCH A FABULOUS JOB!!!!! 

Stay tuned for my blog tour for SHIFTING PRIDE, starting December 3, 2012, where you can read reviews of SHIFTING PRIDE, read interviews with yours truly, watch the Official Book Trailer for SHIFTING PRIDE, and WIN PRIZES!!!!!

***Now, be sure to check out Theresa’s giveaway–her book, THE STONE GUARDIAN launches December 14! (Click on the button below.)***

I totally can’t wait!!!!

Indie-Giving Blogfest

November is a time of reflection and giving thanks to our blessings and fortunes. The Indelibles have decided to highlight that tradition by hosting a blogfest to celebrate thanks.

Right now, I’m thankful for being a published author, LOL! Time and again, I hear that while writing is a solitary endeavor, publishing is NOT. It takes a metropolitan-sized group of people to 1) identify your work as something worthy of being pubbed, 2) actually offering to publish it, 3) scrub and polish it into a glorific version of itself, 4) develop cover art, blurbs, etc, 5) help spread the word via the social networks, 6) post reviews, and 7) purchase it!

Each step has its own hurdles and learning curves and without the help of EVERY SINGLE PERSON I’ve met on the blogosphere, writing forums, social networking sites, etc, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish ANYTHING.

For that, I am THANKFUL.

To spread the Thanksgiving cheer, I will GIVE AWAY to TWO lucky commenters, an EBOOK of YOUR CHOICE! All you have to do is comment here about what makes you thankful.

YAY!

Be sure to come back on WEDNESDAY wherein I take part in the cover reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s OPAL and on FRIDAY, wherein I help with a cover reveal for another fellow author. Then, next TUESDAY, November 27, I host Colin F. Barnes. He’ll be sharing info about his novel, The Techxorcist. Colin also developed Anachron Press, where several short story anthologies–ranging from horror to cyberpunk–call their home. A new Pulp Line is actively taking submissions–check it out!

Flake-out Friday–NEW PRIDE Excerpt, Part Two

Today is the last day to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway of BLOOD, SHE READ by Sara Hubbard and NEW PRIDE, by *me*. Click HERE to enter. Good luck and THANKS!!

Last week, Sara Hubbard hosted me and we got a first glimpse at a NEW PRIDE excerpt. Today, I’d like to share another excerpt.

Hope you like it!

I heard the falls long before we arrived at its base.

The air was moist and the scent of succulent plant life mixed with damp earth to tickle my nose. Metallic undertones settled on my tongue. The water was fresh and clean. Too bad Molly and I weren’t alone. It would be awesome to come back during the day and go skinny-dipping, then lay on the mossy rocks to dry in the sun. Kind of like when she had sunbathed when I first saw her.

Apparently, the guys had the same idea as me, but didn’t care that they weren’t alone. They kicked off their shoes and whipped off their shirts and jeans. The only other girl with us, Nina, joined them without reservation.

One after the other, they ran into the natural pool, screeching and yipping at the shock of cold water against their skin protected only by underwear.

Molly peeled herself away from me. “You coming?” She gave me a coy smile and tugged the straps of her dress down her arms.

My heart quickened. I licked my lips. “Er…”

“You’re not afraid of the water, are you?” She arched her right brow, already unfastening the buttons on the front of her sundress. Her white bra all but glowed in the moonlight.

I stepped closer to her, lightly covering her hands with mine. She stared up at me, brown eyes wide with…anticipation. A slow smile worked at my mouth. I unbuttoned the remaining buttons, stopping at her waist. Molly shifted her shoulders and her dress fell to the ground. My gaze traced down her belly, to her legs, and finally to her feet.

And back up again.

Molly bit her bottom lip. Her cheeks darkened and she folded her arms across her chest.

I took her hands in mine and kissed her knuckles. “You’re beautiful.”

She ducked her head and looked up at me through her bangs.

My belly tingled, igniting a fire deep inside. Unable to stop myself, I ran my fingers through her curly hair, letting them come to rest on the nape of her neck.

She stood on her tiptoes so our mouths were millimeters apart. “And you’re handsome,” she whispered.

I held my breath. I wanted to kiss her so bad, but I didn’t want to ruin the moment if she didn’t feel the same way.

Flake-out Friday–EXCERPT OF NEW PRIDE

Hey gang!

Wow, a week has gone by already since NEW PRIDE escaped into the wild!

The positive response from all my writing buds, bloggers, tweeps, FB pals, co-workers, etc has been overwhelming–in a good way! THANK YOU!!!!

Since you guys have been so super awesome, I wanted to share an excerpt of NEW PRIDE with you. Head on over to Sara Hubbard’s blog and check it out! 😉

Be sure to come back next Wednesday, when I host Sara. She’ll be sharing deets about her new release, BLOOD SHE READ. It’s a YA and is full of witchy, yummy goodness!

Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!!!

Hey gang! Author Krista Walsh is hosting me on her blog, The Raven’s Quill, today. I talk about how NEW PRIDE and SHIFTING PRIDE came to be and I offer a deep thought. 😉
Krista and I have short stories in the Day of Demons anthology by Anachron Press–her story is my FAV!
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Author of SOUL SISTERS, Janiera Eldridge, coordinated a Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway blowout that’ll knock your ereader right out of your hands–that’s how FAB it is!
Check out SOUL SISTERS here. I’ve read it and I like the TOTALLY UNIQUE TAKE ON VAMPS. Seriously people, I wish I’d come up with this one myself, LOL!
Here’s Janiera’s blog, Beauty and Books–lots of great info here, folks!
Ok, take it away, Janiera!!!

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!

It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning something. 🙂

A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

Here are some simple rules to remember when entering.

  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. only
  • ecopies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize if you’re one of the winners of the contest!! You will only have 24 hours to pick your prize and return your choice in an email or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just click on the Rafflecopter links above and enter for whichever prize you’d like–NEW PRIDE is in there, SQUEE! Seriously, though, there are LOTS of FAB prizes–you don’t want to miss out on this, so get clicking!

NEW PRIDE Escapes the Confines of Editingland and Hits the World!

Hello friends. This is THE DAY we’ve (and I’ve) been waiting for. My novelette, NEW PRIDE, is LIVE and OUT THERE in the world! WOOT!!!!

If you’re interested in tension-filled action, with sweet romancy moments, give it a shot. THANK YOU.

If you like it, you won’t have to wait long, because my debut novel, SHIFTING PRIDE, is coming in DECEMBER!

Please do check out my author page on Amazon.com.

Check out my fan page and fill out the form for a chance to win an ecopy of NEW PRIDE!

Here is the purchase link for NEW PRIDE on Amazon!

Several other AWESOME BLOGGERS have pitched in to help spread the word! Stop by and say hi!:

(They are in no particular order.)

THANK YOU, DEAR FRIENDS!!!!!

If you pick up NEW PRIDE, I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s the cover–ain’t it purdy?

Blurb:

New town, new love, new terror…

Kicked out by his alpha father for nearly exposing their secret, seventeen-year-old Richard Leone is a shape-shifter without a pride. Alone, homeless, and hungry, he forms a tenuous friendship with Derek, a power-hungry shifter from an unstable rogue pride. It’s either that, or starve. Until they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire. Richard immediately feels a connection with her, and something about her calls to him. Almost as if she was supposed to be his mate.

But when Molly is kidnapped, Richard must take on the entire rogue pride to save her and keep his human town safe from harm. Derek offers him a deal: he’ll help Richard take on the pride to rescue Molly, but only to secure his place as alpha. And once that happens, the humans could be in even more danger…

Happy Halloween, Er, I mean, NaNo Eve!

Hello, dear friends!

Who here celebrates Halloween? Or, more importantly, who here is staying up till midnight to start working on your NaNo novel?

Not this girl, LOL!

Best of luck to all trick or treaters and NaNoers!

I hope all y’all’s hangovers aren’t too horrendous to keep you from stopping by on Friday!

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A reminder and a request: In case you missed last Wednesday’s post, I’m gathering peeps for a Release Day Blitz for my novelette NEW PRIDE. Please refer there to see how to help, if you’re so inclined. THANK YOU!!!

Whirlwind

Ok, so I’m trying to create a lot of buzz–a whirlwind, if you will–for NEW PRIDE’s release, but I didn’t expect a hurricane to help me out!

LOL!

Anyhow, I’m not sure how the weather will go for me in upstate New York, so…wish me luck!

And for all youse guys who’re in the Northeast–BE CAREFUL!!!!

For those of you who still have power and are surfing the web and reading blogs:

A reminder and a request: In case you missed last Wednesday’s post, I’m gathering peeps for a Release Day Blitz for my novelette NEW PRIDE. Please refer there to see how to help, if you’re so inclined. THANK YOU!!!

Flake-out Friday–Upheaval

Hey gang!

I wanted to direct you to the lovely February Grace’s blog, where she’s hosting me for an interview today. THANK YOU, February, for having me!

If you check it out, you may get to see a snippet of NEW PRIDE’s cover!!!!! 😉

And do check out Bru’s FABulous novel GODSPEED. Did I mention it’s fabulous? ‘Cause it is! (I adore how February combined steampunk, romance, and victorian-esque historical elements into a rich, engaging plot.)

Hey, as a special bonus, I’ll GIVE AWAY an electronic copy of GODSPEED to one lucky commenter on today’s post!

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For today’s post, I wanted to comment on the ups and downs of publishing. Gosh, can they be drastic or what?

Just last week, I went from losing a publishing deal (the press that was going to pub ENDURE shut down), to hearing that a publisher wanted to talk on the phone about my middle grade adventure ZODIAC COLLECTOR! (Fingers crossed!)

WOW.

What kinds of ups and downs have you guys faced?

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Psst, in case you missed Wednesday’s post, I’m gathering peeps for a Release Day Blitz for my novelette NEW PRIDE. Please refer there to see how to help, if you’re so inclined. THANK YOU!!!

Writer Wednesday–Enlisting Help

Guys. GUYS. I need your help.

NEW PRIDE (the companion prequel novelette to SHIFTING PRIDE) is launching NEXT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd!

I’m SUPER stoked for this story to greet the world and I need your help to spread the word.

Options to help spread the word:

  • Blog post (I will send a template with the cover, blurb, and links)
  • Tweet
  • Facebook
  • Stumble
  • Tmblr
  • Review (on Amazon, blog, etc)
  • Any other social media

How to contact me to sign up:

  • Comment on this post
  • Tweet me (my Twitter is located on the side bar)
  • Facebook me (again, my Facebook is on the side bar)
  • Email me (laurabdiamond@yahoo.com)

WHEN:

  • I hoping to have eveyone post on the release day, Friday, November 2nd, 2012. 🙂

PS:

I’ll be having some giveaways to sweeten the pot–more to come!

THANK YOU!!!!!

New Pride Blurb:

A shapeshifter without a pride, Richard Leone strikes a tenuous friendship with power hungry, Derek, from an unstable, rogue group. On a hunt in the forest, they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire. Derek tells the rogue pride and they bristle at humans trespassing on their territory. Richard risks life and tail to protect his secret and the humans—especially Molly—while simultaneously trying to win her heart. When Molly is kidnapped, he faces taking on the rogue pride alone, but quickly finds he has to put his trust in Derek, not only to rescue his new love, but to ensure the rogue pride doesn’t wreak havoc on his new town.