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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October update

Sorry for the delay in a new blog post. I have been writing and preparing for Romanticon. I forget how time consuming that is every year between the shopping, getting promo items ordered, and making arrangements so everything goes as smoothly as possible. It’s worth it!

Book news -

Shadow releases on October 30th at Amazon and B&N. It comes out at Ellorascave on October 31st.  There will be more New Species books after his and Beauty’s story.


Mate Set is now out in Print. Valiant will be in Print in November. More are to come.


I’m working on books from more of my series. I don’t know which one will finish first but I’ll be sure to let you know when I’m certain.


Emails -

Thank you to everyone who sends me emails. I’ve gotten a lot of plot suggestions. I am very grateful the books stir so many people’s imagination. The truth of that matter is, I already have plotlines and partials for every character mentioned in my books. I know who they are going to hook up with and how their books will go.

A lot of aspiring authors write to ask me questions. I couldn’t afford writing classes and unfortunately, I never even finished high school. I had a dream, a love for writing, and I was dedicated to do it regardless of being published or not. My original works are a nightmare of bad grammar, tons of mistakes, and I had a lot to learn. I’m still learning. I’m a work in progress. LOL. I take every edit as a lesson, make notes, and take it into the next book.

The best advice I can give is - write. Try it. Keep trying. Have your friends read what you write. Ask for honest opinions and listen. I’m always revising what I write. Finish your book, polish it as much as you possibly can, and then do your research. Do you want to be an ebook author or not? Do research on where your type of book would be a good fit for a publisher. Most sites have submission guidelines. Read them. Follow them. Expect long waits in some cases when you do submit.

What did it cost me to be published? Nothing. There were no reading fees, no fees of any kind. It’s really sad but there are a lot of...(let’s call them people to be polite) willing to take advantage of someone’s dreams. Do your research! Anyone can say they are anyone on the Internet, just by starting up website that appears professional. It doesn’t always mean it’s legitimate.

I get a lot of requests to write with other people. I am flattered but I just don’t have the time. I have so many projects I’m working on and more that I have planned...I’m going to be busy for years. I also don’t write book reviews. With my writing schedule, I don’t get to read books that often. When I do - I have a ‘to be read’ list...it’s really long. There are dozens of ebooks I bought sitting on my Ipad right now that I haven’t had a chance to get to and even more I pre-ordered. I appreciate the offers to read your books but again, I just don’t have the time.
.........................I will be at Romanticon this week until Monday so please expect delays in emails and responses...................................................................................
On a very tragic, sad note -


The world lost a very special person. I was blessed to meet Angelo (Ruben) at Romanticon in 2010 and 2011. He was very sweet and just a terrific person. I can’t say enough good things about him. He wore many hats in life and one of them was a cover model - a caveman for Ellora’s Cave. He was on many of my book covers.  Please don't ask questions on here about what happened. You can follow a link if you want to know that information. It's posted under the second video if you go to youtube. It just breaks my heart. Ellora’s Cave is putting together a fund for his family. Here is the link to donate.

Ruben “Angelo” Riguero-Brito or you can go directly to the Ellora's Cave main page HERE.


It made me laugh and cry to watch these videos but it really shows what an amazing person he was. Please donate if your are able to.


  1. Laurann,

    Could you give a short YES or NO hint does any plotline you have for future New Species books has its beginning with hero and heroine in captivity of Mercile. Doesn't really matter whether one of them is human or not.

    I love Tammy and 927 dynamics while they were locked together. Two strangers evolving from fear and hostility to kindness and comforting each other.

  2. Glad to hear from you. We've been missing you! Can't wait to hear more on new books to come. Please let us know more when you have the time. Enjoy Romanticon! I wish I could be there!

  3. Anon - Yes. There are two actually that I can think of off the top of my head. One of them is the still unpublished novel that is one of the original nine I had written years ago and the second book that goes with that one that I never finished but plan to.

    Thanks, Charity! We plan to have a great time.

  4. Hello ms Dohner.
    What about Flame? I loved Tiger story so much. that beside him, I long to see Flame's happy ending..
    Anything soon?

  5. Flame has a partial book that I am going to finish. The next book after Shadow will be Moon. (you'll see why when you read Shadow's story). I'm not sure which one will be after that. It's like a big puzzle with all these partial books...I'm fitting together.

  6. I can't wait for Brass book. I fell in love with him ever since he was kinda sad about Tricia/Slade relationship. and in memory of angelo, though I never met him and i wish I could have, he had a good sense of humor and seemed like a great person to hang around with. I loved when he spoke of enjoying life. I hate when things happen like this to people who are actually living actively in the community and helping others. He will live on in his son.

  7. So those two completed books from the original nine are not follow Moon's? There will be something in between?

  8. Have fun at Romanticon for us! Was gonna go this year but my friend who was gonna go with me backed out at the last second. If they have Romanticon next year I will be going though friend or no friend! So very excited for Shadow to come out! Love your writings!

  9. Hi Laurann! Was just wondering (and sorry if this has been asked before) but do you plan any books for the female New Species like Breeze?

    I just finished Berrr's Vow and I'm so enjoying that series. I'm glad there are three more books to come. Take care!

  10. In Shadow's book...is Beauty. She was the gift NS rescued by Jessie in Justice's book. She's primate. There will be more NS female books. (Including Breeze) As for the two finished books...I'm trying to fit at least one in. One of them...is linked to two other books I have partials for. (At least with that book...I'll be able to tell you the next two after that one since yeah...linked to two other books). LOL!

    We had a TON of fun at Romanticon. There will be one in 2013. Ellorascave has the link up already with the dates at least. More info is coming. Here it is.


    1. Thanks for taking the time to update.
      So glad you had fun (TON) @ romanticon.
      Looking forward to you posting some pictures...hint hint.
      As always, can't wait till your next books...only 13 days till Shadow!

  11. Thanks for the update, really looking forward to the new book, it will be exciting to see a female NS having some romance *yay*. I've also been hoping that Breeze will find love (and whatever happened to the guy from the testing labs who wanted to keep her?). Anyway, the NS girls seem a lot more likeable than the Cyborg women, who are slightly less endearing, ha ha.

    Also, thanks for writing that nice tribute to Ruben Riguero-Brito and putting in the links. I never met him, but I did take the time to find out what happened and read various internet tributes. It was so terribly sad, especially since he had a little boy. But it was good to read such a nice acknowledgement from an author who used him on some of her covers, because the cover is the first point of contact that anyone makes with a book, and they were great covers.

    Anyway, looking forward to Shadow (and Beauty)
    Madeleine :)

  12. So can we get a little hint about Moon's book? Please!?!?! Cannot wait for his story.

  13. Please continue to write about NS and Human Females. Although i am looking forward to reading about Brass,Flame and Moons story along with others. Keep writing.

  14. Would it be too weird to stay up tonight waiting for
    Shadow to download??? lol

    It does release tomorrow right?!!

  15. Well, Waiting patienly for Shadow, and Moon.
    Please don't forget about Smiley he needs his HEA.
    There are so many other characters that need there HEA, Brass for one, Jericho, Darkness, Jaded, Bastiel, Destiny even Slash