Laura Howard

1/12/16

Roanoke Author Invasion 2016



Roanoke Author Invasion is right around the corner! With this many authors, we are so excited to keep this a free event for readers as they meet their favorite writers and discover new ones!

Join 60 bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 2,2016 from 11pm-4pm. Signings will be split from 11-1 and 2-4p to allow a lunch break. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as they get the latest releases from their favorite authors and discover new voices!

Authors include several bestsellers like USA Today and International Bestselling authors such as Casey Bond (writer of the award-winning Harvest Saga); Cambria Hebert (of the popular NA Hashtag Series); Rysa Walker (2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards winner for her CHRONOS Files series); and Heather Hildenbrand, whose book Imitation has been optioned for television by NBC to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

This free event is in its second year. With over 100 guests for the first year, attendance is expected to double as they travel from allover the country to visit Roanoke, VA. They will be able to meet their favorite authors and be introduced to new writers, win prizes, and take home swag. Free RAI tote bags will be given as first come, first serve, while RAI t-shirts will be available for purchase.


In addition, all attendees are invited back to the Holiday Inn for an after party from 7-10 PM. Hosted by Forget the Housework, I’m Reading, City and Book and Brains, Beauty, BOOKS!



Tickets will be $20 sent to bookclubafterdark@gmail.com via Paypal. Price includes light appetizers, goodie bag and dancing. Proceeds benefit United Through Reading.


For more information, including how to get your free ticket,a full list of exhibitors, and the chance to volunteer for the event, visit http://roanokeauthorinvasion.com.

12/8/15

Heart in a Box by Catherine Stine

Heart in a Box

YA contemporary romance

by Catherine Stine



Each heartbeat leads Joss closer a shocking truth that will change everything.

Joss Olstad wins the fight to switch from her private school to a public high to 

“find her pieces” she lost when the Indian artist father she never knew died. 

There, Joss struggles with a slutty friend, who flirts with her new love; Indian 

Culture Club girls who press her on her past, as well as her stoner mother’s lies 

back at home. Armed only with her handmade heart boxes that hold private 

messages, Joss’s search for identity leads her to a scary industrial section of 

Queens, and a shocking family secret that changes everything.



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9/4/15

The Runes Series by Ednah Walters

Please help me welcome Ednah Walters back to my blog today to feature her bestselling series, Runes! Here's a little tease of what Torin St. James will do to you!!! :)






Book Title: Runes
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: June 8th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing


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Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

Book Title: Immortals
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing




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Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something...
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan...
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves


Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing



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One lost love.

One lost best friend.

One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.




Book Title: Seeress
Series: A Runes Novel #3
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: April 28th 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing

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I love Torin St. James...
I need his strength…
But someone from his past wants me dead.


Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. With her mother gone, her father dying, and her best friend in Hel, she is not sure who to talk to.

But when the visions become more personal and she foresees her future with Torin threatened by someone from his past, Raine becomes desperate for answers. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin forbids Raine to see the two girls.
Can their love survive without trust?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released March 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com.


Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She just released book 3, GRIMNIRS December 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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Make sure you check out this series, and let me know what you think!!!

3/26/15

Belong to Me Available Now!

It's finally here! 

My New Adult Contemporary Romance BELONG TO ME is now available on all eBook retailers ~ I hope you enjoy it!





Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbled out from beneath them. 

After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate's twin and Noah's best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?

11/28/14

The Forgotten Ones is #Free!




Start the Holiday Season with a gift for yourself! Download your copy of the USA Today Bestseller The Forgotten Ones.

Enjoy a relaxing read after spending Black Friday beating the crowds.

The Forgotten Ones is Available everywhere e-books are sold.

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11/21/14

This Weekend Only! Hidden Worlds for 99 Cents!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! 
We will never be able to offer our twenty-book boxed set at this low price again. Amazon won't let us. We've been warned! So buy it for 99 cents while you still can.

After this weekend, it will double in price, even though we don't want it to. What do you get for 99 cents?


  Hidden Worlds promo 

Enter the hidden worlds of humans who shift to beasts, perilous enchantments and stars uncounted. Awaken in secret laboratories or walk among gods.  

 Appropriate for ages 13+: 

Devour, by Shelly Crane Inescapable, by Amy A. Bartol The Forgotten Ones, by Laura Howard Elsker, by ST Bende History of Fire, by Alexia Purdy Everblue, by Brenda Pandos Guardians: The Girl, by Lola St. Vil The Gatekeeper's Sons, by Eva Pohler From Gods, by Mary Ting 

Appropriate for ages 16+ due to language, sexual situations, and violence: 

First, by Alyssa Rose Ivy Darkness of Light, by Stacey Marie Brown Lark, by Erica Cope Catalyst, by Jennifer Snyder Promise, by Kristie Cook Redemption, by RK Ryals Return of the Ascendant, by Raine Thomas A Matter of Fate, by Heather Lyons Runes, by Ednah Walters Freak of Nature, by Julia Crane River's Recruit, by Charlotte Abel 


Get your copy for 99 cents now, between 11/20 and 11/23, before Amazon forces us to double the price!    



11/3/14

Hidden Worlds ~ Enter if You Dare

Today is the big day! I've joined with an amazing group of authors to bring the HIDDEN WORLDS Box Set to life.

This is no ordinary box set. These books are the hottest, best-selling stories in Young Adult and New Adult right now.

You simply cannot get this much awesome all in one place anywhere else. It is unprecedented!


This collection won't be around for long, so don't wait to snag your copy!