Meet Lauren Marie

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Meet Author Lauren Marie

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Author Lauren Marie:

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LaurenMarie spent years writing and dreaming of being published. After spending many years wanting to write the ultimate thriller and become the next Le’Carre, Clancy, or Turow, she decided to try romance. She admits, with a huge smile, she’s never had so much fun. Lauren lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories. Lauren is currently working on a contemporary romance called the Canon City Series. [su_divider top=”no”]

Get to Know Lauren Marie:

GGM: When and why did you begin writing?

Lauren Marie: I was about 12 years old. I had a neighbor that lived across the street from my family in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was four years older than me and she was writing stories for her English class in her high school. She wrote a really cool story about an evil black cat and I started to think it could be really fun to make up stories. I started scribbling out short stories at that time and the dream took off from there. Writing has been a bug ever since then.

GGM: Who encouraged you or what made you decide to write a novel and seek publication?

Lauren Marie: I spent many years trying to write the perfect thriller. I spent a lot of time wanting to become the next Le’Carre, Clancy or Turow, I decided to try my hand at paranormal romance. I have to admit I’ve never had so much fun. About seven years ago, I wrote my first story that had been simmering in my brain since the 1980’s. Then there were the two stories that originated from dreams I’d had that have become reality – Going to Another Place and Love’s Touch – Then and Now. I still have a couple of stories that started back in the 1980’s, but I’m trying contemporary romance right now.

GGM: Do we “see” some of you in your characters?

Lauren Marie: Yes, probably. A friend of mine, who has known me for over thirty years said she could hear my voice in the characters. I have some weird sayings that my dad used to say, like “Dog my cats” or “holy smokarolla’s”. I haven’t used those two, but never, say never.

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Find out more on her

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 Lauren Marie’s Books:

Loves Touch, Then and Now

LTKate Sullivan and Bill Leary have had progressive dreams all their lives. The dreams are about a man and woman who look just like them, but lived in a different time. Lizzie and Connor are married, and on their first honeymoon night, die in a hotel fire. When Kate and Bill meet they have to join forces and compare dreams to find out who set the fire that killed Lizzie and Connor. They also have to determine if the feelings that are developing for each other are really from their hearts or from the couple in the dream.

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Going to anotherplaceA man from 2008, falls 48 floors from a building in Seattle and wakes up in 1815 England. A woman, in 1815 England, watches a bright star fall from the sky. She travels to the future, but can’t stay due to her lack of immunity to the 21st century diseases. Michael Drury and Emma Wallace have fallen in love, but are torn between two worlds. He has family in the 21st century. She wants to stay with him, but continues to grow very ill, very fast. Spanning almost 200 years, will their love be able to exist in the same time?

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Honor Releases!

 

Wishing you could read more from Best selling author L.M. Pruitt?

Now you can. With a brand NEW paranormal romance spin-off of the WINGED series, Honor. 

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The first domino has fallen.
Dissent in the military is spreading to the people–old, young, and everyone in between.
As the stakes grow higher, Olivia and her team must fight their own demons in order to stop the Second Horseman.
In war, only one thing is certain–blood will be spilled.
WARNING: CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF GRAPHIC SEX AND VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Buy It Here Now!

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Author PhotoABOUT L.M. Pruitt

L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel. Her current series, WINGED, is about the choice one woman makes after dying. The first four books in the series are available now. Ms. Pruitt is releasing the next book in the series, ALLIANCE, November 2013.

Check out Best-selling Author L.M. Pruitt on any of the sites BELOW

 

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Winged

I fell from the Talmadge Bridge the week before I turned thirty. I was given a choice: Go to Heaven. Go back to my life in Savannah. Or spend eternity fighting evil under the direction of the archangels. I chose the demons–and the angels. I chose the Winged.[su_divider top=”no”][divider][/su_divider]

Praise For Duty 

I was so bummed when the Winged series ended, and so glad the next generation is picking up where their parents left off! The book was HOT HOT HOT!!! Action, adventure and steamy sex, what more could you want? – Alleyoopmgv06 (AMAZON) 
I couldn’t put any of the previous “winged” novels down, and this new one was no exception. I have read all the wing books twice. Easy to follow, where the adults left off. Bring on more in this ‘new’ series. Keep writing Pruitt. – Kerry (AMAZON) 
Buy It Here Now!

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EXCLUSIVE: Meet the REAL Kirsten Osbourne!

Well friends we have big news. USA Today bestselling author Kirsten Osbourne has finally revealed her beautiful self and we are are proud to have the first look and post. To celebrate this momentous day she is also giving away a $25 Gift Card to Amazon where you can stock up on all of her beloved series.

 

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INTERVIEW

     1. What led to the decision of not revealing yourself?

I wasn’t sure how people in my “real life” would react to a boring stay at home mom suddenly writing some rather spicy love stories. I didn’t want my private life to be confused with my public life.

      2. What led to the decision to reveal yourself ?

Most people in my private life now know that I write as Kirsten anyway. All of the people that matter know, so I don’t feel like I have anything to lose by revealing who I am.

     3. What would you like your readers to know about you that they don’t yet?

I want my readers to know that I’m a real person just like everyone else. I work hard on my books, and I write fast, but I’m not a machine. I’m human. I have a human’s feelings. I think that’s easy for people to forget sometimes.

     4. How do you feel now that you’ve revealed your identity?

I’m not really sure. I don’t think it’s hit home yet. I’ve been “invisible” for so long that it’s going to seem strange the first time (if it ever happens) that I’m recognized. I like living in my little cave with no one knowing me, but I feel like that’s hiding from the world. I don’t want to do that anymore.

     5. Do you think your life will change now that readers know who you are?

Not really. I hope I’m right about that, because I happen to like my life for the most part!

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As a gift to the amazing fans, Kirsten is giving away 1 – $25 Gift Card to Amazon.com

 

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DOWNLOAD KIRSTEN’S LATEST NOVEL HYACINTH TODAY AND EARN 10 ENTRIES IN THE RAFFLE!

HyacinthEbookAs the sixth in a family full of girls, Hyacinth felt she often faded into the woodwork. Of course, she liked living in her own world, where no one really bothered her. She spent her days at the library working on her book, and her evenings hiding in her room. She was determined to be just as good as all her sisters, most of whom she felt overshadowed by. Lawrence watched the pretty girl in the library for weeks before he finally approached her, only to learn she was the younger sister of his favorite person in the city. To him, Hyacinth was perfect. Of course, he had no idea how to court a woman. Thankfully, he found a newspaper column that would teach him everything he needed to know. Would she always think he was crazy every Tuesday when he followed its advice, though?

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“This was such a sweet, romantic book. But my goodness it was also the funniest book I’ve read in a LONG time.” Yoshimama

 

“Ms. Osbourne hits it out of the park with her sixth installment in the Suitors of Seattle series, Hyacinth.” – Fancypants

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For media requests and reviews please contact Kirsten Osbourne’s publicist Sara O’Connor of Gliterary Girl Media.

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Welcome Lara Nance

 WelcomeAuthor Lara Nance

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ABOUT :

cropped new pic of me - retouchedLara Nance grew up and lived in many cities throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale of entertaining fiction that will take you on an adventure of imagination. Smart stories that make you wonder, and live the romances you dream about. She writes for her readers, hoping to give them an enjoyable escape among the pages of her books.

So, if you’re ready to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal stories and sizzling romance, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance here and there.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkies, Belle and Bruno.

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LARA’S WORK:

Paranormal

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL MEMORIES OF MURDER(GEM SEIRES BOOK 1)

coverWhen Maeve McKenna renounces her witch powers and accepts a low-key nurse practitioner position at a Virginia retirement community, the last thing she expects is a suicide her first day on the job. As the town’s sexy sheriff, Paul Sutton, starts looking into the tragic death of his father’s friend, Maeve can’t help but get involved–with both the case and him. Their informal investigation unveils an old journal that connects the ruins of a nearby asylum and long-forgotten cemetery with the shiny new retirement community’s memory unit–and Maeve’s Alzheimer’s patients. Maeve senses a sinister presence in the old asylum, calling to the patients, but in order to stop it from killing again, she must first conquer some demons of her own and reclaim the magic she’s denied herself.

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Steampunk

Revenge of the Mad Scientist

covernew Revenge 6x9A steampunk adventure with a touch of romance. When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the Lord High Minister of Urbannia, is kidnapped, suspicion points to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval. But Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. She sets out on a dangerous airship adventure across numerous exotic locales to rescue her father before war breaks out. Not only is she faced with danger from mysterious assassins, slaver traders and air-pirates, the fickle hand of fate adds an additional complication to her trials. Unfortunately, the captain of the only airship available for charter is a man who left her at the altar. For eight years she’s wanted nothing more than to see him dead. But now he’s her only hope.

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Paranormal Romance

Draculaville

Discovery Kindle CoverNot your typical romance, and not your average theme park… When advertising executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York. She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia’s campaign to the Romanians. For she’s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called…DraculaVille.

AMAZON

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Dealers of Light

New Dealers cover for KindleA malevolent group of Light-Dealers have surfaced in Cara Collin’s hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Led by an ancient Aztec demon, the “Takers” are torturing and murdering their way to world domination. As the horror spreads, Cara-who has the ability to send “Light” into others to augment healing-receives a special power from a patient making her a crucial weapon in stopping the Takers. But, she must figure out how to use the gift before the Takers make her their next target. When mysterious Rolf Van Harding shows up in town with information that may help her, she’s torn between joining his quest and running for her life. When she discovers he’s a powerful, ancient Light-Dealer she fears their growing passion will be a weakness-a weakness that could allow the Takers to murder the last remaining Light-Dealer capable of stopping them.

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THE THREE GRACES RELEASE AND GIVEAWAY

4Word Press and Gliterary Girl Book Tours wants to introduce you to author Michele Wolfe and her debut novel,

THE THREE GRACES!  

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About THE THREE GRACES

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College juniors Jessie, Isabel and Sara are linked in an unlikely friendship by visits to hidden places only they can see. Together on a trip to Hearst Castle in California an earth-shaking encounter with a stunning statue in the gardens binds them to the spirits of the Three Graces; Brilliance, Joy and Bloom.

Under the weight of school and family problems, Sara Jessie and Isabel grow to be fast friends as they struggle with who they are and what will become of them. Until the fateful trip where they are gifted three magical pendants. Through these gifts the girls must find a way to unlock a centuries old curse and free the graces from their stone grave.

Will Brilliance, Joy and Bloom find freedom through the girls or will they forever be entombed in the statue of The Three Graces?

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PURCHASE THE THREE GRACES:

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About MICHELE WOLFE

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Michele Wolfe, a resident of sunny Southern California, has done extensive research on the statue of The Graces, the sculptor, and Hearst Castle. She is also an art appreciator and belongs to the Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society as well as a Santa Barbara writing group. During the day she is an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor with 25 years experience teaching and exploring the written word. Along with The Three Graces, Michele has also written a short fiction piece about an immigrant family in LA.[su_divider top=”no”]

Connect 

Website | Facebook | Twitter 


In appreciation towards her fans, Michele and 4Word Press will be giving away a $20.00 Amazon gift card to one grand prize winner, a signed hardback copy of THE THREE GRACES for the runner up and three lucky winners will receive an ecopy of THE THREE GRACES.  Please check out each blog and enter the giveaway every day for more chances to win.  All entries must be received by June 17th by midnight.

THE THREE GRACES Blog Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, June 10th

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

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Literary Chanteuse

Andrea Buginsky, Author

Renee Entress’s Blog

Wednesday, June 11th

Deborah Jay

Purple Monster Coupons

The Blog of Jessica Posey

Thursday, June 12th

Reviews By Crystal

The World of ContestPatti

Our-Wolves-Den

Friday, June 13th

Bittersweet Book Reviews

Serenity Doesn’t Come Easy

Monday, June 16th

Tiff’s Deals

Author Sarah Daltry

A Closet Full Of Books

Tuesday, June 17th

SilverWoodSketches

Memories in a BoxSaving

Common Cents

Write Away Bliss

 

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It's a BIRTHDAY BASH REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY!

It’s L.M. Pruitt birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a cover reveal and giveaway!

The best selling Winged Series is releasing it’s newest installment HONOR and we have the exclusive cover reveal and excerpt. But not only are we giving you a taste of this thrilling Urban Fantasy, but we are giving one lucky reader ALL SEVEN BOOKS in the series. (Ecopy only)

 And don’t forget Winged – the first book – is free on Amazon and iTunes.

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“When he broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.”–Revelation 6:3-4

The first domino has fallen.

Dissent in the military is spreading to the people–old, young, and everyone in between.

As the stakes grow higher, Olivia and her team must fight their own demons in order to stop the Second Horseman.

In war, only one thing is certain–blood will be spilled.

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IF YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT IN THIS CAPTIVATING, CONTROVERSIAL AND KICK-BUTT SERIES, WE SUGGEST YOU EXPERIENCE IT FROM THE BEGINNING: 

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ABOUT L.M. Pruitt

L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel. Her current series, WINGED, is about the choice one woman makes after dying. The first four books in the series are available now. Ms. Pruitt is releasing the next book in the series, ALLIANCE, November 2013.

L.M. Loves to hear from her readers … Look her up on any of the following

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACBOOK

 

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FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT SARA O’CONNOR AT GLITERARY GIRL MEDIA.

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BEA/BookCon 2014

What a way to kick off the convention season.

BEA/ BookCon 2014 was amazing! Couldn’t make it to NYC for the festivities? No worries, I’ve got all the details PLUS two chances to win some BEA/BookCon goodies of your own.

photo 2 copyAuthor Rasha Selim and I hit the road to meet some great authors and amazing readers with HUGE expectations. We were not disappointed. First of all, what a location, New York City is the greatest city on earth (although I might be a little biased). There’s not much I can say about it that hasn’t been said already but it really does seem to have a life-force of its own. As we headed towards Manhattan, just as soon as the grandiose George Washington Bridge came into view I couldn’t sit still. Fidgeting and bouncing in my seat as the epicness that is New York City filled me. Between that and the iconic New York City skyline (even though I experience a moment of sadness every time I see it), one can’t help but be in awe. None of that can compare to the moment your feet hit the pavement and you suck in that first gritty breath and engage in the movement of the fastest city in the world.

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The Javits Center (I’d never been there before) is definitely in the right place. Incredible architecture set in an incredible city. It was amazing to see it decked out in all things bookish ! Giant banners of beloved authors, new releases and of course, upcoming page to screen adaptions.     Once the doors opened to BookCon it was crush or be crushed to get in line to meet your favorite authors, but in a civilized “library” way rather than a “black Friday sale at Wal-Mart” kind ofway. Then we hit the tables and it was even better. I’m convinced that book fans are the best fans! The lines were long but it didn’t matter, where else, other than a book convention can you find people happily waiting in line all because they’ve gotten something new to read. And new reads there were a plenty! All of the authors were fantastic to talk to. Willing to share their experiences, their hardships, their victories and even their fans with other authors as well as readers.

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photo 1 copy 2One of the very best parts was seeing so many young readers. It’s great to see how the upsurge of the YA genre has encouraged kids to open books. The talented John Green was present over the weekend and everywhere you looked, from middle grade kids to adults you could see The Fault in Our Stars t-shirts. Also present was the young and very talented Ms. Veronica Roth, whose contribution to young readers was clearly evident. Divergent is HUGE and the showing of support for her was incredible. To top it all off, even Stan Lee, who we all know and love, has ventured into the world of children’s books and came to BEA/BookCon with those, not his comics, in mind.

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photo 3And Jeanine Frost, what an amazing woman, I loved meeting her. Her books are so beloved that almost every reader in her line had traveled with their own copy of one of her many books to have signed.Next up was chatting with the self-pubbed authors. I was very pleased to see so many of them there. They ’re all so great and I can’t wait to get to know them and their work better. It was even nicer to see the love readers were paying them.

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IMG_0104photo 4Meeting Grumpy Cat. So here’s the thing,  it was the best line we stood in all day. Everyone was super chatty and we met some great people. While we were in the Grumpy Cat line I did receive a reality check though. Right next to us there was a meet and greet with some apparently very famous extremely young YouTube celebrities. Though I had no idea who they were (sorry all) the energy that they, and the kids that swarmed them had, was infectious. It really was a good time.

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photo 2Things I wasn’t happy with: There aren’t many and actually, I’ve heard some rumors that they’re already planning on changing things up for next year to make things a little less, crazy. The first issue, The “map”. Yes they had one and yes it was featured online but it was poorly executed (not interactive at all), which made it hard to maneuverer. Second issue, the lines. We all expect them and I even enjoyed some of them. And though they moved quickly they were often hard to find which consequently made readers miss events they’d been looking forward to. Lastly, ticketed signings. They had some but only for some. The fact that not all of them were ended up in a lot of disappointment for some fans, people waited a long time only to then be turned away because an author was out of books.   Overall it was great fun and I hope to see all of you there next year.

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Were you not able to attend BEA/BookCon and want to check out some of the great books and swag that were offered?

Now is your chance.

We have TWO BEA/BookCon Prize packs:

The GRAND PRIZE includes 3books, a tote bag, and loads of swag.

TheSECOND PRIZE includes 4books and loads of swag.

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