Saturday, 8 February 2020

The Omen of Stones by Casey L Bond - Cover Reveal

I'm thrilled to be able to share this gorgeous cover with you. I love Casey and all her work.

Enjoy.


Title: The Omen of Stones
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 13th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.
On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate’s voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell that crashed and churned within me. As the energy crackled through my veins, I shunned my royal duties to follow the call of my heart.
Venturing beyond the safety of the Kingdom’s borders, I felt Fate nudging me toward a destiny I was eager to claim. Confidence in my craft blinded me from the ominous clouds of danger that roiled on the horizon.
Captured by purists dead-set on purging the Kingdom of magic and witches, my salvation came in the form of a mysterious girl who wielded stones like daggers. Something about her called to me, whispering we were stronger together, strong enough to stand against the dark forces threatening to crush my kingdom. Trusting Fate could jeopardize my heritage and my throne, but defying him could cost Omen’s life.
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.
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When Wishes Bleed: https://books2read.com/u/m2r12d
I looked around at our house, then to the boy standing in it, into his honey-gold eyes. “I don’t regret saving you, and I don’t regret bringing you here, or making salve for you, or letting you stay. I don’t regret walking with you to see the flood. But if I had let those men drown you, or if I would’ve left you bound in the rope when I had the means to sever it, or outside without a roof over your head when I had one to offer… If I’d refused to ease the pain in your wrists, River, I would have regretted it. I would have regretted every second of any and all of those choices.”

Sunday, 26 January 2020

We Are One - Multi author charity anthology -Release day!




We Are One

What can I do?
Haven't we all asked that question?
What can I do to help these people in need as fire destroys our beautiful country?
With big celebs donating money we could never match, which we are SO incredibly grateful for, we wonder how our little donations can make a difference? But they can. Every SINGLE cent makes a difference. Every person makes a difference. Everyone coming together MAKES a difference. 
So, I decided to make a difference. I wanted to give back. I wanted to help. 
What I never expected was the incredible support my fellow Australian authors would give me. These utterly BEAUTIFUL women all came forward and happily threw themselves into my cause. They wanted to help. They had lived the pain. Cried the tears. Seen the destruction. They, my friends, are angels. 
So, there you have it. This is how we're helping our country. 
Today, Australia Day, we are so proud to be releasing not one but TWO incredible anthologies into the public. Volume One is available on ALL platforms (Nook, Apple Books, Amazon, Kobo etc) and Volume Two is exclusive to Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited. We wanted to open it up to EVERYONE. 
Two incredible editions, full of amazing books, for the price of $3.99. That money you spend will go directly into helping two incredible charities that need our money the most right now. Your purchase will go towards saving things that are so utterly broken right now. We need to heal our country. We need to heal what's broken. 
VOLUME ONE will go in full to HIVE AID. Bees are everything, you guys, and they're being destroyed. Without them, there is no us, they need our help -  https://www.ruralaid.org.au/donate
VOLUME TWO will go in full to WIRES – Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization - https://www.wires.org.au

Our native flora and fauna need us, and we've decided to give to them. 

The most important part, is me giving a shout out to the incredible people who have graciously helped us without question. Who have given their time to us without hesitation. 
For this ABSOLUTELY amazing cover, I give full thanks to Ben Ellis from Tall Story Designs. He has worked with us to give us the most beautiful cover I could ever imagine. Ben, thank you, no words can express how grateful we are. Please, go and give him your support - https://www.facebook.com/tallstorydesigns
To Give Me Books for creating a release blitz for us, to spread the word and help us get as much as we possibly can for these incredible charities, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have stepped forward and jumped in without question. You're a true part of this book community. Please, go and give them your support - https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeBooksPR
And, to my UTTERLY gorgeous AUTHORS that came forward and gave their work to this, who jumped in without thought or question, I am forever thankful for your help!! You know how much this means to our country, and you're all true angels. I wish we could have gotten every Aussie author in this anthology but unfortunately that just wasn't possible, but I know, I KNOW, they are all supporting this country with their whole hearts <3 
Ella Fields, Lili Saint Germain, TJ Hamilton, Max Henry, Nina Levine, Lauren McKellar, Lila Rose, TL Smith, Len Webster, Rachel Brookes, KM Golland, Carmen Jenner, Lesley Jones, Kate McCarthy, Kate Sterritt, Eden Summers, Pepper Winters & Kasey Millstead! 

Thank you,
Bella Jewel x




Title: We Are One: Volume One
Authors: Ella Fields, Lili St. Germain, TJ Hamilton,
Max Henry, Nina Levine, Lauren K. McKellar,
Lila Rose, T.L. Smith, & Len Webster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2020



Volume One

Nine amazing authors come together in this incredible anthology. All proceeds will go towards those in need during the Australian Bushfire Crisis currently affecting Australia.

In this limited edition you'll receive 9 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Lili St Germain - Gun Shy
Ella Fields - Suddenly Forbidden
TJ Hamilton - Defending Pacer
Max Henry - Echoes in the Storm
Nina Levine - Steal my Breath
Lauren K. McKellar - The Twenty One
Lila Rose - Fumbled Love
T.L. Smith - Kandiland
Len Webster - The First Touch Of Sunlight

All content is recommended for adults over the age of 18+




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Title: We Are One: Volume Two
Authors: Rachel Brookes, K.M. Golland,
Carmen Jenner, Bella Jewel, Lesley Jones,
Kate McCarthy, Kasey Millstead, Kate Sterritt,
Eden Summers, & Pepper Winters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2020



Volume Two

Ten incredible authors come together in this amazing anthology. All proceeds will go towards those in need during the Australian Bushfire Crisis currently affecting Australia.

In this limited edition you'll receive 10 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Bella Jewel - Fleeting Moments
Rachel Brookes - Be My Temptation
K.M. Golland - Plight
Carmen Jenner - Towards The Sound Of Chaos
Lesley Jones - Spiralling Skywards
Kate McCarthy - The Biker & The Thief
Kasey Millstead - Cowboy Town
Kate Sterritt - Love My Way
Eden Summers - Hunter
Pepper Winters - Can't Touch This

All content is recommended for adults over the age of 18+


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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Get The Chronicles of Blood and Stone for FREE!

I've been meaning to post this here but I've kinda been neglecting the blog. So here you go.

Did you know you can not only get The Chronicles of Fire and Ice for free, but you can also get the second book for free too?

Grab your copy of Fire and Ice here!
Then go here and grab your free copy of Blood and Stone.

Happy reading!


Wednesday, 15 January 2020

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL!!! - Boy Behind the Camera and Girl in the Spotlight

I'm so excited to reveal the covers for my next two books in the Written in the Stars series.
i am so in love and i hope you will be too.

Scroll down to see the pretties, read the blurbs and pre-order your copies.



Title: Boy Behind the Camera
Series: Written in the Stars book 4
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Release Date: February 29th 2020

Blurb

I never thought I’d be so happy to have my face splashed across glossy magazines.
I never thought I’d be so happy to have my dreams taken away from me.
I didn’t care.
But that’s the funny thing about fate.
You leave it up to the stars.
My name is Damian and this my story.

Damian had always wanted to work in movies.
As soon as he was old enough to leave home, he worked hard and moved to Hollywood with dreams to one day own his own film studio.
But everything changed the day Kate walked into his life.
It was love at first sight.
They tried to keep their romance a secret from everyone, but that was near impossible seeing as Kate was the actress he hired. He is supposed to be her writer and director.
But when their secret rendezvous is splashed across the pages of glossy magazines, threatening to ruin everything they worked so hard for.
Damian and Kate must decide what they want more: love or dreams?

Boy Behind the Camera is the fourth book in the Written in the Stars series and the other half of Kate’s story.
 Pre-order here!




Title: Girl in the Spotlight
Series: Written in the Stars book 5
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Release Date: April 30th 2020


 Blurb

Where’s the justice in the good ones being silenced and the bad ones being allowed to keep doing what they’re doing?
That’s exactly what happened to me.
I mean, my parents live in the spotlight. They warned me about everything that comes with this life.
But I wanted it so badly.
I just didn’t want to believe the rumors until they became reality, until I saw the truth with my own eyes.
By then, it was too late.
My name is Lexi Dean. This is my story.

Being the daughter of successful parents in Hollywood has a lot of perks. Lexi knows that.
But her parents taught her the value of hard work.
That nothing comes for free and you have to work to get to where you want to be in life.
She just wishes it came with the added lesson of trusting your instincts.
When Lexi can’t decide on which path to take in her career, she gets a job at a theatre in LA, hoping that it will help her make up her mind.
But everything is not what It seems at the theatre, and the old Hollywood tricks of smoke and mirrors and lies are being used to the book.
Soon Lexi finds herself in the middle of a scandal, one which causes her to almost lose everything she holds dear.
Will she fight back and take the leading lady role in her own life? or will she be taken down in a media storm?
Will she become the girl in the spotlight?
Or the deer in headlights?

Pre-order here!








Sunday, 15 December 2019

2019 Wrap Up + A Touch of Sparkle Release

I can't believe how fast this year has gone!

I swear 2019 was the year that all changed us as people. It gave us a few extra grey hairs and scars - physical and mental. I know it has for me.

Since It's now Christmas eve, i thought i might kill two birds with one stone and do my yearly wrap up post and the release post for my latest book in one post. To save you from being spammed and me from doing extra work lol.

Looking back over the year 2019, I am astounded I got so much done.

Here's some of the things i achieved this year:

- Attended my first book signing in Canberra (Though it wasn't very successful. i had to leave early due to heat stroke. It was so damn hot! At least the hotel was lovely.)

- Attended my first big interstate book signing in May in the Barossa Valley. (even though Canberra is technically interstate from me. Not as much as Adelaide)

- Got a new job and promotion at a doggy event company, but then had to leave said job because of harassment.

- Travelled to the USA for the first time! In Hawaii, we went to Kauai Ranch, where they filmed Lost and Jurassic Park, to Tahiti then New Zealand, where i swam with stingrays and went on the Lord of the Rings film set tour respectively. That trip was quite eventful as i got sick multiple times and also fell down the stairs etc. I was quite worrisome for my parents lol.

-Got a kitten! After the death of Smokey 4 years ago, we were terribly sad. We said when the time was right we would welcome a new kitten into our lives. I had always wanted a Ragdoll. So when i found Oscar's breeder online, i messaged them and they told me there was a litter on the way and would i like to reserve one. I said, yes please! So i reserved my little boy, and then got to watch him grow up via pictures the breeder sent me. I knew him before he was born.
My baby boy Oscar is now 1 years old. He is the love of my life and we can't imagine our lives without him now.

-Became an Auntie for the first time! Well, to a human anyway. I have a puppy niece, Rhye, but little Otis was born in June to my other sister. We love him so much. I can't wait to spoil him for Christmas.

- Met one of my idols, Sarah J Maas in April.

- Published 6 books!

There might be more but that's all i can remember for now.

Here's to a successful 2020!

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Oh, before you go, here's my last release for the year.

A Touch of Sparkle is a christmas short story, ebook only, set in the Written in the Stars world. You can grab it here for only 99 cents.

Happy reading!

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Torn - Release Day!!!

At last, the third and final book in my angsty, college and new adult romance series is out!

Scroll down to grab your copies now, either direct from me or from your favourite bookstore.

I hope you enjoy. I had so much fun writing this.

Laura x


Buy directly from me.
Purchase from another store.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Want to know when I release a new book? Follow me on Bookbub!

Want to get notified when i release a new book? There's this amazing site called Bookbub, where if you follow your favourite authors, they let you know when they have a new book out.

Check it out! You can also recommend your favourite books too. So, while you're there, can I please ask if you could search for Torn: Lakey and recommend it as well. I will love you forever.

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