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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

News and updates...


Obsidian comes out this month!!! Here are links - Kindle - B&N - Ellorascave






I also have some print releases to announce. The Riding The Raines books! Propositioning Mr. Raine is out! Amazon - Ellorascave - B&N. Raine On Me comes out August 15th at Ellorascave. Amazon. B&N





I’m currently working on Shadow (with Beauty - Gift female), Sky from Cyborg Seduction, Cousin Brand from Mating Heat, and Ryder Raines' book. I’m planning more stories in all those series. I’m also planning on writing Vhon, Cotto, and Vinlotti’s books from Zorn Warriors. I wanted to work on them this summer but I’m STILL behind schedule. It’s always rough moving to a new home and it’s summer...so I’m spending some time with my kids. LOL. I’ll catch up! Oh...and YES...Ven gets a book! LOL. I had about 100 emails this week alone asking that one question.



In other news...I get asked about other print books. I’ve been told that Mate Set will probably be out prior to Romanticon - that’s in October. His Purrfect Mate later this fall. Valiant will be put in print exclusively at Romanticon!!! It will be available for general sale sometime in November. The print versions of the rest of the New Species books should start coming out in December or January, about every month after that until they are all in print!!!



Where can you buy them? Ellorascave, Amazon, and B&N. Some B&N’s have some Ellorascave titles inside their stores (customers requested they keep some in stock) so you could do that if you wish to buy them in a brick and mortar store.  It never hurts to ask if you want to see them in yours. My website is being updated over the next week or two - adding links to all the print books where they are available. Mr. Laurann is pitching in to get it done. He’s awesome.

I’ve been gearing up for Romanticon. I really look forward to it every year. Mr. Laurann and I go together. I’ve got the boxes in my office to prove that I’ve already started ordering promo items to pass out. I also hired someone finally to help me a bit. I hated no longer doing book trailers or adding links to reviews of books to my website. My new helper searching for the book reviews to link on my website and in the near future...more book trailers will be made. LOL! I’d also love to get the update email system back online instead of just using my blog. It was crazy trying to keep up with all that while trying to write at the pace I do - plus some unforeseen issues that made me shut it down. I’m hoping it’s back online soon. Less stress means more word count. LOL!!!!

I do have fun sometimes. We took our three younger kids to build a bear. The teenager wasn’t so impressed but she survived. All of us (including Mr. Laurann) stopped for pretzels and had a good time at the mall. I got a bear too! It was a good break from writing for a few hours to see other people. LOL! Sometimes I tend to forget others are out there beyond the walls of my house or the Internet. I’m afraid most of my social life outside my family revolves around facebook. LOL! It’s a hazard of working from home but I can totally live with that. I love what I do!

Have a fantastic week...and I plan to video my office soon. I get a lot of requests for that. Why people want to actually see me and where I spend most of my time is a mystery but I did show you where I sleep so what the heck. LOL! One of my friends wanted to get all technical and do a video following me around for a few days and catching me writing but I said NO! Me playing air drums and dancing in my chair while I type or edit isn’t something anyone wants to see. Trust me or just ask my family. LOL!!!!

Laurann

57 comments:

  1. Hi Laurann,

    Could you hint us whose book coming up next (after Shadow) in New Species Series?

    Is there a chance on Shadow in September?

    Hugs!

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  2. Wow you are crazy busy and there is so much going on. Congrats on all the news..So thrilled for you.

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  3. Hi Anon,

    I am working on Moon's book. His partial grabbed me hard and doesn't want to let go. I highly doubt Shadow will get a September release. Sorry! I'm still working on his book and haven't turned it in yet. It takes time to edit them, get a cover, and set them up for pre-orders.

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    1. Thanks for that information. I love Moon and am so happy he is getting his story soon.

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  4. Hi Savannah,

    Lol! I love to stay busy. Thank you!!!

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  5. So glad to hear from you. Anxious and excited to read Obsidian. Any idea when some of the WIP will release?

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  6. I have Obsidian on pre-order can't wait. Can't wait for the other books. You are so GREAT!

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  7. I have pre-ordered Obsidian and I cannot wait to read it! I love all the NSO..and Cyborg and Zorn...heck everything you write! Have you ever thought about starting a street team?

    Christy

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  8. I'm going back and re-reading all of your books just to get a fix. It seems like it's been so long since "Tiger".

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  9. So glad you finally hired someone to help you out, that means more time to enjoy your family and still write like you do :) Love all of your books, as soon as they hit the pre-order line I'm ordering them :) Thanks for keeping us up to date on all your WIP

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  10. I have all the New Species series so far and I adore them I cant wait to get my hands on Obsidian. Thank your for writing them .
    If you do have or if you are going to start a street team please let me know I want to be a part of it ..
    Peggy

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  11. So excited about the New Species books to come!!! I have pre-ordered Obsidian!! Will there be any Cyborgs or Zorn Warriors in the near future?

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  12. I cannot express how much joy/excitement I feel about you writing about one of the Gift females, Beauty. I often found myself wondering if and when you'd write about them finding happiness, and here it is. I ABSOLUTELY love your work and look forward to reading more stories from you!

    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  13. Been a long time fan since you first came out into the scene with Ral's Woman. Glad to know youre working on more Zorn books and cyborgs. Can't wait! Will you be working on brand new books, characters and series? I LOVE what your mind creates. ;-)

    In the meantime, enjoy your summer and life!!!

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  14. I just love your books!! I really do not care who's next as long as you keep them coming! Thanks for providing GREAT stories and even better characters in your books. Looking forward to all the new ones been publish!!!


    Thanks

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  15. Great Post Laura. I can't wait until your new book comes out. I'm looking forward to finally meeting you at RC. Keep up the amazing work. You as always are an inspiration to me.

    LOL, Erin

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  16. Hi Laurann! Great to know that Vengeance will be getting his own book! I just reread Tiger and got all misty-eyed (again) when I got to his scene. He'll be a great mate to some lucky (and I mean LUCKY) lady.
    Meanwhile, I'm counting the days till Obsidian magically shows up on my Kindle and I can start reading. Thanks for all the great books and take care!

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  17. Can not wait to read Ven's book!!! His side story has grabbed me by the heart. I hope he gets a human mate with blue eyes so I can pretend it's me! Favorites so far: Valiant and Taunting Krell. Guess I have a soft spot for the rougher ones, LOL! Thank you for your imagination and talent!

    Is there ever going to be a book about one of the female New Species? Maybe Breeze? *fingers crossed*

    -Ashleigh

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  18. Get some rest occasionally. I for one will wait (an hour or two LOL) for the next book to arrive, just so you can spend some time (romantic with Mr. Laurann would probably be good) with your family. Love your work and look forward to the next one whenever it comes out.
    Susan Young

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  19. Lurve ur stories, girl. Just keep doing whatcha do and I'll keeping buying your ebooks! My faves are your New Species(fave series of all time) and Zorns.

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  20. Dear Laurann,

    Which in line is Ven's book? After Shadow or after Moon? We're dying here for doze of Vengeance. :-)

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  21. Thanks, everyone. I'm not sure what number Ven is going to be. I have a LOT of partial stories on characters that I'd written and I need to figure out where he is in the timeline. I am pretty sure after Shadow...will be Moon's story but not sure who is after that. I have to read the partials and figure it out. LOL!

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  22. But besides partials stories you have two complete books of NS we don't know yet, right? They waiting for update and fitting in the timeline?

    Or do we know them?

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  23. Greetings.

    I have read all four books in the Zorn warrior series will you be writing any more... All my friends on goodreads love this series we need more please.......

    We love the books and your writing is spectacular.. funny and your talent is appreciated... see my reviews on goodreads i am Karen Del G if you wish...

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  24. Anon - I have two completed books but they need updated (they were written years ago). They are NS you haven't met yet. One is still being held in captivity.

    Karen, I plan to write Vhon, Cotto, and Vinlotti's stories from Zorn. I'm just behind on my writing schedule but I should catch up soon. Thank you for writing reviews. I'll check them out.

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  25. I absolutely love your New Series books. Thank you for writing them. Each book is new and diffrent. I have read another authors books about human, animal breeds and while the books in the beginning are great the newest one are very repetitive. I think this particular author has to many series going at one time. Please keep your series new and suprising. I love it. I also enjoy your Zorn series. Ral's is my favorite. Thank you and god bless you and your amazing imagination.

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  26. Wow all new species are great want to read about them all love harley and flame

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  27. Can you please, please speed up on the Cyborg book(s)? I read the entire series AGAIN (in order) during the holidays and I miss them so much (I think I honestly read each book at least 4 times and I almost never do this, especially as in holiday I'm buying and reading one book in max 2 days)...

    Adia

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  28. Hi, Laurann

    When you make Flame's story, will he still be with Amanda?

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    1. I hope so. I liked Amanda. I know some people didn't like her but I did.

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    2. I also like Amanda. She isn't perfect but who is? ......Laurann-LOVE LOVE your books.

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    3. I want Flame and Amanda together forever. :)

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    4. I like Amanda too. Laurann can do so much with that character. Definitely a potentially interesting leading lady.

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    5. She's going to have to do a MAJOR personality re-haul to redeem that snarky, self-involved little lady. I know, I know..she had a rough life...and the NS didn't?? You don't see any of the NS with an attitude, and they CERTAINLY don't throw their friends under the bus like she did...on several occasions! Laurann will need to give her an attitude adjustment before she introduces her any further into the series. Sorry, she's just not likeable as is. Flame deserves MUCH better than the way she is now.

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    6. I didn't like Amanda either. I personally don't like pushy, desperate and slutty heroines. And Amanda was all that. Her talk vulgar. She threw herself at Flame. Practically begged him to F her. That girl had no dignity whatsoever.

      I'm sorry, Laurann. I really do not want to be rude or criticise. I love New Species but I didn't like Amanda at all. Maybe because I couldn't relate to her I'm so different than her. I like to be chased and conquered by man. Definitely NOT to force myself on him. :)

      Anyway LADIES, 4 days to Obsidian!!!
      I'm counting minutes!!

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    7. If Laurann can redeem Ven,and she has, then I have no concerns whatsoever about Amanda.

      Actually I didn't mind her. I saw her as someone deciding to go for what she wanted as she knows life can be snatched away in a second.Flame seemed happy with it and really,she acted no different to the NS women in stating her desire to "share sex".

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    8. Well, Jen.

      I'm not particularly fond of NS females either. They're very aggressive and remind me to much of human men in their behaviour. The way they treat NS males (like toys to play with) or how they put quantity over quality by sleeping with dozens and dozens males and them discard them like used rag.

      I know that they have their reasons after what they've been trough in captivity but NS males were also abused and they're not so calculating and cold - hearted as females.

      I love gift women. They're much more subtle and feminine.

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    9. Well, I have to admit you've got me there Anon.I tend to sympathize more with the men myself.
      But there is Midnight with a human male,maybe some more will do the same and we'll see another side of them as well.

      The only NS character I actually almost disliked was Vengeance but I am now looking forward to his story.So,if it ends up being Flame and Amanda (and I hope it does)or not,I have no doubt that it will end up being as good as the other books.

      And Obsidian is nearly here...yay.Even my husband is looking forward to it because I'll stop counting the days lol.

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    10. O god! please i like that couple When the book? :3 Amanda & Flame <3

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    11. Me and Amanda are like Night and Day. At first I hated her character but after her meeting with Flame I fell in love with her humor and the way she threw herself out there. She's not someone who want's to play around either, she genuinely looking for a long term relationship.
      As to the NS women I don't think there's anything wrong with the way they're acting. They know the men get attached way too quickly and it's an instant forever no breaking up. It's way better to make sure they don't form attachments than to try to break it off with one. It would result in a blood bath in their case which I actually sometimes resent.
      I consider myself extremely monogamous (being in one real relationship all my life), but I don't condemn or judge females who like to act differently than me. If they like to sleep around, or be in a poly-amorous etc. relationships and are honest about it, then what's the harm in that. It's their life, their freedom and who am I to say my choices are better? They're just different. Slut shaming is wrong in my opinion and in the end hurts all women. :)
      PS.: Laurann I adore Your books. Especially New Species and Mating Heat series! I can't wait for Amanda's and Flame's story. Also would love to see a book about Snow. But in reality any book in those two series will make me ecstatic :).

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  29. Less than a week! Can't wait!! Yay!

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  30. I have not done any house cleaning, cooking, or laundry! I just discovered your books and have read all the New Species books in the last 5 days! I love this series! Please keep them coming!!!

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    1. LOL...welcome to OUR world!!!!

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  31. Lol Karen. Yeah Welcome!

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  32. LOL! Thank you. I appreciate every comment made and I'm always taking things into consideration. I plan to finish books in the other series really soon.

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  33. I am SO happy to hear that you're writing more New Species books! ^^ I was so worried you wouldn't. I just finished reading Obsidian in the 4&a half hours since I got it& I can't wait until the next one! I'm obsessed :p

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    1. I've just done the same, lol. Laurann you're a star

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  34. Obsidian was wonderful - can't wait for the next one. There are so many NS I would love to see books for. Keep up the good work.

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  35. Yay yay oh yay... it's Obsidian day! I'm a dork. I know it. Yay New Species. Now we set our sights on Shadow!

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  36. Done with Obsidian and I really liked it. I can't wait for Jericho's book (and Ven of course.)

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  37. Just finished Obsidian and loved it! I was so happy to get it that I got up early to start reading. Love that you put in more of Fury and Ellie and Justice and Jessie. I miss catching up with old friends. Can't wait for the next book. Way to go Laurann!

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  38. I love all your New Species books, I would love you to add Flame to your list of charcters to write about, he is in most of the books and it would be great if he had his own story. Also Smiley if I'm being pushy!
    Thanks for the great books.

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  39. Love your New Species, and waiting on Shawdow's. I know you have other series to work on, but NS is my favorite. Don't work on others :) LOL, Keep up the good work. I really want to see Smiley, I think he has been rejected twice, he should be next after Moon :). Amanda & Flame, Brass, Ven, Darkness, Jericho, Slash, and Hardley need their HEA.

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  40. hey I'm waiting for Moon, just want to know when Moon will be released!? I'm really looking forward to this book, and your New Species series is my favorite so far! So I hope you will keep writing such interesting and funny books!Keep going!!!>.<
    greetings from germany!;)

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  41. I think Amanda acts that way to cover up her deep hurt..etc....look how hard she fell for Flame....she is mouthy...but there is s great story behind that.......I see motherhood in her future....maybe a mate family and love will make her grow up or allow here to cope.....can't wait to read about her or listen...the audio books are fabulous.... I can listen at work...

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  42. Hi Laurann,

    Just discovered your books, I really hope that there is a happy ending for Flame and Amanda

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  43. Hi Laaurann I liked the new species, kkkk agora vamos em portugues mesmo, gostaria muito de S|aber pra quando o Livro de Flame e Amanda, to muito anciosa por eles.

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