Showing posts with label Forever Freed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Forever Freed. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

#HardAsItGets Sale and Fave Reads of 2013 Picks!

Click here for the Midnight Kiss Blog Hop Giveaway!

I'm excited to share two fun bits of news with you! First, I'm thrilled to share these Fave Reads of 2013 nods I've received this week!


Hard As It Gets
The Geekery Book Review - Top 10 Fave Read of 2013
A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books - Fave Book Boyfriends of 2013 (Nick Rixey)
Celestial Reviews - #2 Fave Read of 2013
Sweet Spot Book Blog - Top 5 Romantic Suspense Reads of 2013
Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust - A Fave Read of 2013
Caffeinated Book Reviews - Top 10 Adult Romance Reads of 2013
The Biblio Belles - Ava's Top 13 Favorite Reads of 2013
Unwrapping Romance - Favorite Reads of 2013

Second, I've got THREE books on short-term sales for you, including my newest book, Hard As It Gets. See down below for the buy links so you don't miss these awesome deals!

HARD AS IT GETS
Normal price $4.99 | Sale price $1.99
4.6 / 5 Rating on 201 reviews!
NOMINATED for Best Romantic Suspense of 2013 in the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards
"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense!  A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward

Buy on Amazon or B&N

Dont' have a Kindle or Nook? Click on these to download free Kindle or Nook apps for your PC, tablet, or smart phone!
Ends late January, so don't miss it!


HEARTS IN DARKNESS
Normal Price $2.99 | Sale Price $.99
4.5 / 5 Rating on 542 reviews!

Buy on Amazon or B&N
Ends January 4, so don't miss it!


FOREVER FREED
Normal price $3.99 | Sale price $.99
4.5 / 5 Rating on 86 reviews!

Buy on Amazon or B&N
Ends January 4, so don't miss it!

Thanks for reading! And Happy New Year's Eve!

Laura

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hearts in Darkness & Forever Freed are #99cents for the Holidays!


As a thank you for all the wonderful support in 2013, I'm offering Hearts in Darkness (contemporary romance) and Forever Freed (vampire romance) for .99 through the morning of December 26! So stuff some stockings, send a gift to a friend, and treat yourself to two bestselling, award-winning stories for the holidays!

About the books:


Hearts in Darkness
Two strangers...Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.

Four hours...Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.

One pitch-black elevator...

To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
Buy at Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes


Forever Freed
A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient guilt and grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and tempting the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...
Buy at Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Thanks for reading! And happy holidays!

:) Laura

Thursday, October 31, 2013

#ForeverFreed is #99cents for Halloween! Don't miss it!

Happy Halloween! 

I'm celebrating with a vampire of my own! That's right, Lucien Demarco's story Forever Freed is on sale for 99 cents ~ a treat just for you! The sale starts today and runs through Lucien's birthday on November 2, so don't miss out because this treat won't last long!
Buy on Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
What are your plans for Halloween this year? Hope it's great!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Paranormal Romance #99cent Event! 7/20-21 #ForeverFreed is on sale!



Over twenty paranormal romance authors are putting their books on sale this weekend, including me! Get great reads by authors like Gabrielle Bissett, Carrie Ann Ryan, C.J. Ellisson, and more! And, I'm excited to offer my award-winning vampire romance Forever Freed for 99 cents, too! Check it out and don't miss this short-time event!


Buy Forever Freed at Amazon Kindle | iTunes | Kobo | B&N

For all the authors participating in the event, click here:

Thanks to Tim Flanagan for hosting the event! And thanks to you for reading!
Laura

Monday, July 8, 2013

Check out my new cover for #ForeverFreed! #vampires

Hey guys! I'm very excited to share my brand new cover for my vampire romance Forever Freed. This was the first novel I wrote and remains very special to me! Take a look:
A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient guilt and grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and tempting the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...
NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE OF 2011
NJRW GOLDEN LEAF FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2011
GDRWA BOOKSELLERS' BEST CONTEST FINALIST FOR BEST PARANORMAL 2012
GDRWA BOOKSELLERS' BEST CONTEST FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012

Buy Forever Freed at Amazon Kindle | Paperback | Kobo | B&N

What do you think? Thanks so much for visiting!
Laura

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hold a hero in your hand! How's that for #HolidayLove?

Welcome to my stop on the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!

The theme of this hop so perfectly fits my newest contemporary romance, One Night with a Hero, that I just had to share exactly how!

Holidays - One Night with a Hero's story is defined by holidays, actually. Brady Scott and Joss Daniels meet at a park waiting for Labor Day fireworks to start. Important moments and revelations in their relationship happen on Halloween and Thanksgiving, and they find their happily ever after at a Christmas party in a moment filled with romance, love, and laughter. If you like holidays, One Night with a Hero delivers!

Gifts - After Brady messes up - big time - he needs a way to make it up to Joss and prove to her he's in this for the long haul. And so he starts leaving her gifts, one a week, on her doorstep, to let her know he's thinking of her and wanting to be involved. Gah! Totally romantic!

Love - Of course, Brady and Joss find their happily ever after. But what I most enjoyed about writing this love story is that they're two people who hadn't received enough love in their lives, who never expected to find it, and who had nearly given into the idea that they weren't worth loving. For me, that makes their journey so much sweeter, because the love they find is such a revelation to both of them.
About One Night with a Hero:

He wants just one night…

After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?
Now, how about those giveaways?! I have three books with Christmas scenes and romance in them, so I'm giving away a signed paperback of each! Just complete the Rafflecopter form below! Open to international! Good luck!
    

  • NORTH OF NEED is award-winning fantasy romance based on Greek mythology! WINNER: ANNA CH
  • FOREVER FREED is award-winning vampire romance! WINNER: WENDY N. ROBERTS
  • ONE NIGHT WITH A HERO is a New York Times & USA Today bestseller! WINNER: GABBY NAVARO


But wait, there's more! There are THREE grand prizes for the hop! At each blog you visit, leave a comment with your email address and be entered to win! That means you can enter over 200 times!


1st Grand Prize: Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: Swag pack with fun prizes from dozens of authors, including me!
Click here for a full list of participating sites!
Thanks so much for hopping by! And happy holidays!

~Laura

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, May 18, 2012

#ForeverFreed Birthday Celebration & 99 Cent Sale!

I'm so excited to celebrate the first publication anniversary of my debut novel, a vampire romance called Forever Freed! This book was the first I wrote and first I sold, and it remains very dear to my heart. Forever Freed has had a heck of a year:
  • WON the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011!
  • Finaled for the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book of 2011!
  • Finaled in the GDRW Booksellers' Best Contest for Best Paranormal of 2012!
  • Finaled in the GDRW Booksellers' Best Contest for Best First Book of 2012!
  • Gothic Romance Amazon Bestseller!
So, with all these reasons to celebrate, I thought I'd throw a birthday weekend celebration with a giveaway and a sale on the book!
For a limited time, the ebook of Forever Freed, which normally sells for $5.99, is just 99 CENTS! That's amazing for a 332-page novel-length award-winning romance!   

Need a little more information? Check out the awesome review excerpts here or note the 4.7 / 5-star rating average on Amazon! Woot!

And, while I was at it, I thought I'd also offer a super cool giveaway! Here's what you can win:
GRAND PRIZE: A Forever Freed Vampilicious Gift Bag set with a signed paperback, "Fangs are Fabulous" tote bag and notebook, a signed notebook with Laura's covers, two bags of chocolate, a "Have you hugged your vampire today?" bumper sticker, vampire temporary tattoos, and assorted pens, bookmarks, lipbalm, coupons, etc. AND the 1 of the last 2 remaining sets of Forever Freed romance trading cards!
Grand prize winner: Khelsey Jackson
SECOND PRIZE: A $10 amazon or B&N gift card
Second prize winner: April Alvey
THIRD PRIZE: A signed set of THE LAST SET of remaining Forever Freed romance trading cards!
Third prize winner: Sue Sattler

Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks to everyone who came on out!

Rules:
1. Complete the form below to enter to win. Only required entry is to comment on this post.
2. All prizes are open to international.
3. Contest runs through midnight EST Tuesday May 22
4. Winners will be chosen by random.org and will be announced by May 25

What to comment?
Tell me who is your FAVORITE fictional vampire and why!

Thanks so much for celebrating with me and for stopping by! Good luck! (and stop back by June 1, when my third vampire romance, Seduced by the Vampire King, releases!)

Laura

Entry form removed.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

#SixSunday 55: On blood & lust... + #ForeverFreed a BBA Finalist!

Happy  Sunday everyone! Can you believe it's May already? This week, I've got three good reasons to offer you an excerpt from my vampire romance, FOREVER FREED.
  1. May 20 is the books' 1-year publication anniversary! Look for a prize-filled event that weekend!
  2. Forever Freed is a finalist in the GDRWA Booksellers' Best Contest for Best 1st Book!
  3. Forever Freed is a finalist in the GDRWA Booksellers' Best Contest for Best Paranormal!
So, without further ado, here's the consequences of feeding from your vampire lover... *winks*
In one moment, I shoved her panties and my boxers down and found her wet entrance from behind.

The whole night went on like that. We’d make love, and she’d sleep restlessly. Then she’d wake up, and one of us would need it again. My blood in her veins was calling me home. And it was clear both of us heard it.

Don't forget to take a look at the Other Sixers' Posts and follow the #sixsunday hashtag on Twitter! Thanks for reading and hopefully commenting, too!

Laura

Friday, January 6, 2012

#ForeverFreed is up for a Paranormal Reviewers' Choice Award!

I'm humbled that another of my books is up for a best book of the year award. The fact that it's Forever Freed, the first novel I wrote and first I sold, makes it particularly special.

Forever Freed received this raving 5-star review from the Paranormal Romance Guild earlier in the year, nominating it now for one of their Reviewers' Choice Awards. There are great books nominated in four categories, and Forever Freed is in the bottom "Reviewers' Choice" category. Voting starts this a.m. and goes through 1/20. If you'd
I'd be so appreciative, but after everything you guys did for me last in two other voting awards I ultimately won, I'm not going to push! *grins* I just wanted to share the award nod because, no matter how many books I publish, this one will always be close to my heart!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

PS - Be sure to scroll down and leave comments for Rosalie Lario and on my previous award post - both are offering giveaways that end tonight at midnight EST!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday *S*A*L*E*S* For You!

In the spirit of the holiday-buying season, I'm very excited to share some coupon codes for my books that are good all weekend long!



JUST GOTTA SAY is 30% off this weekend at Smashwords! Use code SM59Q

Get HEARTS IN DARKNESS and FOREVER FREED 30% off at The Wild Rose Press! Use code e8f302ffef on Friday! The Black Friday sale is over, but use code 3b9ceb5854 for 25% off!


NORTH OF NEED and FOREVER FREED are also 20% off at Books on Board!

I WISH YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, GREAT SHOPPING DEALS, AND A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON! HAPPY READING!

Thanks,
Laura

Saturday, November 19, 2011

TRS Thanksgiving Party & #ForeverFreed Book Birthday #Giveaways!

  • I'm celebrating big time this weekend, because it's the 6-month book birthday of my vampire romance, FOREVER FREED!!!!
  • Plus, I'm still celebrating the release of my fantasy romance based on Greek mythology, NORTH OF NEED!!!!
Comment all weekend on my posts at TRS's Party Site and each comment will give you another entry to win a $20 amazon gift card! Giveaway is international, runs through midnight on 11/22, and winner will be announced on 11/23! And, not only can you win big by commenting, but you can help me win big also--the author (dozens and dozens participating!) with the most comments on their party posts will win a year of free advertising from TRS! Awesome!
And the winner of my amazon GC is...CHRISTINE BAILS! CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks to everyone who commented/tweeted/etc!
Here are the posts/links to all my posts, so you don't miss commenting!
Note: Some are scheduled for later in the day on Saturday and may not be available yet...
I'm up for Favorite Author of the TRS Party, also, another way to win free advertising there! Please vote for me? Thanks!
Thanks for reading, commenting, and partying with me!
Laura

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy 143rd Birthday, Lucien! #ForeverFreed's #Vampire Hero!

As the first book I wrote and sold, Forever Freed will always hold a special place in my heart! And, even though I'm in the midst of celebrating the release just yesterday of my contemporary fantasy romance, North of Need, I wanted to take a moment and celebrate a special occasion.

Today, is the 143rd anniversary of Lucien Demarco's birthday!

And, almost like they knew it was his special day, Romancing the Book came out with an absolutely glowing 5-star review of the book just yesterday. They said so many wonderful things about the characters and emotions of the book, but this was a favorite quote: 
"Wonderfully written with an amazing cast of characters. This was definitely not like any other vampire story I’ve read. It will pull at your heartstrings and having you reaching for a tissue."
Lucien Demarco was born as a human on November 2, 1868 (the Day of the Dead, for what it's worth!) on a farm outside Modena, Italy. He and his wife and young daughter migrated to New York City in October of 1894, and an evil vampire changed the trajectory of his whole life on May 14, 1895. He never considered his birthday something to celebrate until Samantha finally convinced him otherwise...

So, now, I need your help... What do you you give a 143-year-old vampire, anyway? *winks*

Thanks for reading!
Laura

Friday, October 28, 2011

Romance Girls Gone Goblin #Halloween Hop & Vampirific #Giveaway!

Happy Halloween!
And welcome to the Romance Girls Gone Goblin Halloween Hop!

To celebrate THE holiday for lovers of all things paranormal, I've got an awesome giveaway for you!

One lucky commenter will win this great
Vampirific Bag of Chocolate and Fanged Fun!
Contest rules:
  • Minimum entry is name, email, US/International, blog comment
  • Additional entry opportunities are available & optional - see below form
  • If the winner is international, she will NOT receive the heavier items in the bag (4 large chocolates & the notebook)--another lighter item will be added to compensate
  • Winner will be selected by random.org & announced on 11/1

Before you enter, here's even more Halloween fun,
My Top Creeptastic Movies:

I couldn't begin to rank them, and I know all the classics aren't here, but these are some that particularly make my skin crawl or have me hiding behind a pillow!
The Amityville Horror (based on true story)
The Mothman Prophecies (based on true story)
Paranormal Activity
Signs
The Omen
1408
Nightmare on Elm Street
Saw
Deliverance
Salem's Lot
The Shining
Alien
Poltergeist
The Exorcist
Scream
The Rite
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Interview with a Vampire
I Am Legend
Okay, which scary movies are your favorite? Let me know in your comments!
If you're looking for some good paranormal reads this Halloween, I offer you two of my books to consider:

A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...

FOREVER FREED IS THE NJRW GOLDEN LEAF BEST PARANORMAL OF 2011!
FOREVER FREED IS A NJRW GOLDEN LEAF FINALIST FOR BEST 1ST BOOK OF 2011!

~~*~~*~~

Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves...

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.

Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration--before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Forever Freed is the NJRW Golden Leaf Best Paranormal of 2011!

Guys! I am beyond thrilled to announce that...

FOREVER FREED
WON
BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE OF 2011
IN THE NJRW GOLDEN LEAF CONTEST!
Huge thank you to Stephanie Draven who single-handedly held me together through the reading of the excerpt so I could manage to walk up to the stage and accept my award! Seriously, guys, I was so stunned I didn't think I'd be able to make the walk!
And, all of this goodness on top of the fact that, when I woke up this morning, HEARTS IN DARKNESS had hit its best ever amazon sales rank: #939! AND, it hit not one but TWO amazon bestseller lists:
  • #83 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Contemporary
  • #88 in Books > Romance > Contemporary

I just had to share all this great news, and thank YOU for helping to make it possible! And, hey, don't forget! My Dark Chocolate Book Birthday Bash goes through midnight EST on Sunday, 10/23 - scroll down to my 10/20 post for the entry form!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cross Your Fingers for Me & #ForeverFreed!

Happy Friday guys! There's so much goodness going on right now! 

First, if you haven't already entered my Hearts in Darkness Dark Chocolate Book Birthday Bash, scroll down to the previous blog post and do so!

Second, I'm off to New Jersey today for the New Jersey Romance Writers Put Your Hearts in a Book Conference! I love these getaway weekends, and am looking forward to learning, spending time with friends, and putting names and faces together for folks I've met online!

Third, my vampire romance FOREVER FREED is a finalist in two categories (Best First Book, Best Paranormal Romance) in NJRW's Golden Leaf contest for Published Authors, and the awards ceremony is tonight. I am beyond nervous, guys, seriously! While of course I'd love this book to win at least one of the awards, I am absolutely thrilled it finaled. Given NJ's proximity to New York, there are a lot of agents at this conference, and the book will be listed on NJRW's website for the whole year--those are both prizes in themselves. Still, fingers crossed for me??? Thanks!

Fourth, it's also Forever Freed's book birthday - 5 months yesterday! So hard to believe!

Well, I guess that's about it--and it's more than enough! Now, I'm off on my big conference adventure, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for reading,
Laura