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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Obsidian is OUT! Upcoming books



Here are links - Kindle - B&N - Ellorascave


Obsidian was released on Amazon and B&N yesterday. Today it released at Ellorascave. It will be showing up at other sites as soon as they are able to load them.


 WOW, thank you for all the wonderful emails, facebook posts, and comments made. I spent most of the night and morning responding to them and I’m still going. LOL! That’s fantastic. This is the kind of busy that I truly appreciate.


What’s next? That’s the big question. Shadow’s book with Beauty has been turned in. It has to go through edits and then a release date will be set. I don’t know when that will be yet but probably before the end of this year. Who is next after Shadow? Moon. Ven, Breeze, Brass, and Jericho (the ones I get asked the most about right now) are getting books and they are upcoming.


Since I’ve turned in Shadow...I am going to spend time working on my other series. I need to finish Cousin Brand’s book in Mating Heat. Sky and Blackie from Cyborg Seduction have books I’ve put some time into and want to finish (no clue which one will finish first - mood writer here - but one of them will be sent in soon). Riding the Raines - Drake and Ryder both have books I’m working on. Again, no clue which one will finish first. They are neck and neck in word count on where I am but I will finish one.


I get asked a lot how I write different books at once. I prioritize a book. I’ll use Shadow as an example. When I got hung up and needed to work out the next step in the book...I could have tapped my fingers on my desk while staring aimlessly at my walls. It’s called writer’s block and I refuse to suffer from it.  LOL. Instead I opened up another book - Drake Raine for example - and worked on his story to give me a break and go on a little western adventure. Then I was able to go back at Shadow the next day with a fresh perspective. It’s how I’m able to work on different books. I don’t get them confused because they are...real to me. As if they are people I personally know. You don’t get Aunt So’s life confused with your best friend’s. LOL. I don’t know how else to describe it. So...while I was working on Shadow’s book (example)...I was taking breaks sometimes to work on others.


Sometimes a book storyline will grip me and I’m obsessed for days. LOL. That happened with Blackie’s book. I hadn’t planned to write it until I’d finished Sky’s book first. One morning I crawled into bed and started to dream. I am one of those people who are aware and remember them. I dreamed about Blackie. I woke up, crawled out of bed after about two hours of sleep, and wrote 9,000 words of his story over the next ten hours I spent in my chair. I ate something, took a nap, and spent a few days on his story. I think I’m at around 40,000 something words with his book. I was obsessed. Then I went back to writing on my ‘priority’ book, while working on Blackie when I needed a break.


Yeah. It’s a crazy life but I love it. I get asked a lot how I write so fast. Oh, I wish that were true. I don’t. I just put in mega hours. I do this full time. I am lucky enough to have a house hunk who handles all the things I used to when he worked outside our home and I was taking care of the kids/house. I just didn’t sleep as much as I get to now because I was juggling kids/house/writing. Some authors only get to write for a few hours a day because they don’t have more free time. They hold full time outside jobs. They also don’t have a Mr. Laurann who is able to pitch in and take over the house/kids. I’m very blessed. I also work about 60-80 hours a week so no...I don’t write fast. I just write...a lot! I was always one of those people who daydreamed endlessly. Now I get to take advantage of that by putting them into words in books. I love what I do! I can’t state that enough.


I will begin to work on the last three Zorn books just as soon as I’m caught up and I am getting there. Coto, Vinlotti, and Vhon will get books. I have some of their stories written out so I do have them started. I’m hoping to get them out sometime by the end of next year.




Happy reading, everyone.


Laurann

57 comments:

  1. Obsidian is great so far. Excited to hear that Shadow was turned in. Hopefully we'll get a Oct/Nov release. It'd be great to have a Mating Heat before Christmas. I love that series too. To be fair I love all your series! Looking forward to Moon and Cyborgs in the New Year.

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  2. I just bought "Obsidian" this morning at EC, so I'm off to do some reading :)
    I always look forward to new books from you.

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  3. Obsidian was great! How long is it usually between turning in a book and it's publish date?

    I look forward to your next books. :)

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  4. loved Obsidian! I read it in 4 hours lol, just couldn't put it down. Love all your series but especially the NS. You truelly are my favorite author..when i start one of your books i can't put it down. Can't wait for the next one!

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  5. Thank you so much. When I turn in a book...it's usually about 3-4 months before it's actually out there. Edits take time. The book cover has to be made. Then it's set up for pre-order about 6 weeks before release date. A LOT goes into it. They have to format the edited book for all the ebook readers. That's what I love so much about being an ebook author. It won't take a year to get out! LOL!

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  6. Laurann, you hit it out of the park with Obsidian - again! Well done!

    Catwoman

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  7. I cannot believe I sat and read all of Obsidian in just 4 hours. I really need to pace myself with your books. LOL
    Ok so I have a question. I know that Brawn, Fury, Slade and Valiant all have sons, but what are the names of Brawn and Valiant's sons?
    Thanks Bunches!!
    Ps, if your books were chocolate, I would be in a diabetic coma!!

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  8. Thank you, Catwoman.

    Anon - Brawn and Becca's son is named Karma. Valiant and Tammy's son is named Noble.

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    1. Loved loved loved Obsidian!!! In Tiger's book I thought Brawn and Becca's son was named Kismet. Was I wrong? Anyway can't wait for the others to be done!!

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  9. As much as you love to write ;-) I love to read your World's. You can tell how much you love your little Head Family lol I get what you mean with how real they can get, they are for your Fans too ( at least for me :-) ) I cry with them i lough with them and i fall in love with them. You do what you Love and i can see that in every single Word on the page.
    If there where a Halmak card for the best Wrider Husband in the world i think we would do a Group singning for him :-) You are a really lucky one bless you both

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  10. Brawn and Becca's son is named Karma.

    Not Kismet?

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  11. LOL. You guys are right. It IS Kismet. I should have checked my notes. I have my brain on another baby in the series. Sorry! You guys rock and it's proof that I sometimes do goof up on characters and keeping track.

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    1. Hey Laurann, i know that each couple names their son for a reason like Trisha's son Forest, but why did you know the other babys those names?

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  12. I loved obsidian :) I can't wait for the next ns book or any of your books for that matter :) I was wondering will darkness get a book? I hope so oh and smiley too?

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  13. "Obsidian" was excellent. I had it downloaded at the midnight release and spent the next three hours devouring it! Love, love, love this series. New Species is the first of yours that I've read, so I guess it's time I start reading your other series while I wait for my next fix of NS :)

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  14. Flame? What about Flame? I really like him. Okay, so I simply adore all of them :)

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    1. Me too I'm sooo anxious to hear more about Flame and Smiley. They are my favorites.

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  15. I started reading Obsidian at 12:01 on Tuesday. I was flying through it and realized when I finished it, I would have to wait months to read another Species story so I'm trying to read it more slowly. LOVE OBSIDIAN!!

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  16. I have to say every time I read your NS book I add another name to my ever increasing list of NS books that I hope to read in the future. You already have most of them on your to do list. Can you add Darkness, Flame and Smiley? Hopefully for Christmas we will have Shadow's and maybe I'll get a birthday surprise in Jan and have another NS to read. LOL. Thank again for another great read.

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  17. Love this series! I would love to learn what Flame's story is, along with Jericho, Smiley, Darkness and so many more. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  18. I loved Obsidian!But I'm thinking a lot about Darkness now. I hope he gets a book soon. And of course, my dear dear Flame. By the way I'm "Team Amanda".lol

    Greetings from Brazil!

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  19. I just finished Obsidian book, got to say it was a good read, but Dr Alli really got on my nerves, but I know that was just the character if she was a real person; well lets not go there. LOL. I can't wait for the next book and after getting a little more character build on Jericho and Darkness they should be next; they need strong human women who will not put up with their crap. And my good buddy Moon, Brass and Smiley. Where's Hardley?

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  20. I'm obsessed with your writing! I have been reading romance for many years, and then I discovered you in 2010. All of your characters are so real they seem like they could just step out of their books! NS far surpasses any series I have ever read! Thanks so much for your gift!

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  21. I loved Obsidian!!!! I am in love with this series. I cannot wait until Shadow's story comes out. I hope you will be writing a story for Flame and Smiley,too. Thank you for writing these great books. I, also, have read all your books in your other series as well and cannot wait for the new books to come out for them.

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  22. You're going to have at least ONE of the Zorn books out soon. Aren't you? PLEEEAASSE!!! I've been waiting patiently forever. (sob)

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  23. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can hardly wait until another one comes out. Needless to say NOTHING got done at my house today. Thanks for the great books. I have read them all and eagerly await your next great hit!

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  24. OK.....I hate the fact that I own, and read every single one of your books!! Because that means I can't go and buy a new one until they come out! I guess it's time to reread every single one of them for the 10th time lol lol they NEVER get old! Thanks laurann for being so amazing! Obsidian was just awesome! Hubby knew to not even bother asking me if I was coming up to bed to sleep when i'm reading your books lol.

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  25. Thank you! I have a list of NS books I plan to finish/write and the ones mentioned are on it. Flame included. I would love to do a book about Darkness.

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  26. Ok here's an odd question for you. I thought that you mentioned in Fury's book when he got shot that Darkness was a blood match for Fury so that would mean that he was canine right? In Obsidian you state that he's feline. Ok that's another thing I'm confused about, when you say canine do you mean man's best friend or more like wolf or other such animals?

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  27. Hi Laurann! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Obsidian! And count me on the list of those who can't wait to read about Jericho. I know he thinks his eyes are scary, but they sound beautiful to me!
    And Ven of course. Can't wait to read about him either. And Moon. And Flame...

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  28. Hey Laurann will you ever think about doing a family tree for all the characters for NS. The parents and their kids and mates? Love Obsidian. He was so raw, rough, and rugged.
    rl

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  29. Although Brawn will always be my first love, Obsidian comes in a very close second and I can't wait for Jericho's book! Keep up the good work!

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  30. Other than the characters that have already been mentioned above, I would love to read a story about Vengeance and would love to meet the woman who becomes his mate. I love all of the NS stories so far, and like others, you suck us into that world so easily, I love it! Keep up the great work and can't wait to read the next story you publish.

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    1. Was thinking after I posted the comment above with who else would I want to read about. And I forgot two other of my favorite NS. 927 from Valiant and 140 and his mate from Wrath. I'd love to find out what happened to those three, even if it's just in a short story of what they've done since they've become free.

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    2. Me too. But my dear we need to be patient. We can not hurry our favorite writer. Too much. :) LOL

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    3. talk about short stories, I'd like to hear about Midnight and Dr Harris.

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  31. Huge congrats again on the release..I'm so happy for you. I've got my copy waiting for me to read..Been away but now it is time to dive into some reading.

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  32. I loved Osidian!! Another great read!! Thank you!!! Just one thing....please take a break from NS and write any cyborg book!! I need my fix!! I can't wait either for any Raine book that you want to finish!! No pressure O:-)

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  33. i would like to see a book about jericho

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  34. I absolutely loved Obsidian--Fury is still my favorite but i have read Obsidian about 6 times since Tuesday--I'm really looking forward to Ven, Jericho, Flame, Moon, Harley & of course Breeze--thanks

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  35. ok i love obsidian ,i cant say it enough THANK YOU . I hope NS series has many, many books to come so many great characters left to fall inlove . Mayb brass can fall in love with someone who has children .Every series you write is amazing .

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  36. Oh please tell me there is a book about darkness? I really want him to get a story now!

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  37. For someone who wasnt a big reader to begin with....TOTALLY went obsessive reading the New Species series.....like read all 8 within a two week time span....have read the Mating Set and really cannot wait for other New Species stories.....thank you .....

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  38. I loved the new book. It was fantastic.
    so you said you turned in shadow...is it beauty and shadow or are they 2 different books?

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    1. I know that Shadow is already in, but wouldn't be great if they could have a child.

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  39. Please write a book with a virgin heroine. I haven't read one of yours with one. More power to you!

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  40. I'd love to read about Darkness...I believe he will be the new Tiger, and I really LOVED the (romantic) way he went down in his own book ;))

    Great series, love the New Species world!

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  41. I must add I'd love to read about Jaded and Slash too ;)

    Waiting for Shadow and Moon; Flame, Brass and Bestial look good too, but I must say I'm not a fan of Amanda...

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  42. Maybe I am the only one, but I would love to read more about Ascension and Ceder.

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  43. I am so obsessed with all your books! You are so awesome with your characters & plot lines...my favorite part? The humor....I've had my kids look at me while I'm reading because I'll bust out with laugh when I read some of the lines...Like Dr. Trisha calling Slade "Lollipop" when she wants to bust his balls - its freaking hillarious

    I can't download or read your books fast enough...and I re-read them ALL the time - like I said in the beginning - I'm a bit obsessed ;-)

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  44. Hi there.. I was rereading Valiant and was wondering what 927's name was. Did I just miss it? I love your books and devour them when a new one comes out...cant wait for the next.one

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  45. I have been wondering about 927 and Harley. I am also hooked on your writing and set my calendar to watch for my pre-orders and pacing at 12:01for my download to show up
    Thank you

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  46. I would LOVE to read a book about Vengeance!!!!!!! (Big wounded males always win my heart)
    Pretty, pretty, pretty please!!?!?!?
    And all the New Species and Cyborgs. They're my favorite :)

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  47. Hi Laurann, WOW !! Awsome books !! Here is my begging point......PLEASE Laurann can you put some of the females as brown haired and Green eyed ?!! We are not so bad !!. its just nearly all of the girls except Jessie and Zandy have been blondes. Give us brunettes a chance ;0). Also need to say a BIG AWW for Ven......dear lord please give him some-one sweet to protect !!! BIG heartbreaker !!. I cannot wait for Amanda and Flame, Amanda hysterical !!!. Its tooooo exciting I am ticking off the minutes until Moon's book, are there any dates for release yet ?.Any chance of a hint about his beau ?. Keep the books coming please !! I so carnt wait for Destiny, Jaded, Leo, Bastiel, Jericho, Brass, Smiley & Darkness.....hell Book, Field all of em'. Take care LOL Donna x

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