Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Endure Book Blitz

Endure (Book One of the Endure Series)
Release Date: 07/12/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Justin's anemic blood is a blessing. Or a curse. It all depends on who you ask.

To most of the immortal Vie, his blood is a scourge: untouchable and useless. To some Vie, his blood is a drug. To Justin, it’s something that gets him in a lot of trouble. Being poisoned by a Vie is just one example. His sister getting kidnapped is another. Whether it’s being coerced by a deluded cult leader, or negotiating with Alex—an Vie scientist addicted to Anemie blood—Justin struggles to keep every mutated drop of blood he’s got.

His fight for survival gets more complicated when he meets Alex’s slave, Cara. Despite coming from different worlds, they’re both prisoners, at risk of being drained by a hungry Vie any moment. When she risks her own neck to help Justin find his sister, he's left with a terrifying choice.

Saving what's left of humanity.
Saving his sister. Saving the girl he loves.
Or sticking a stake in Alex’s chest.
Justin can't decide which option will get him killed first.

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About the Author

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, horror, and middle grade. Her short story, CITY OF LIGHTS AND STONE, is in the DAY OF DEMONS Anthology by Anachron Press (April 2012). Another short story, BEGGING DEATH, is coming soon in the CARNAGE: AFTER THE END Anthology by Sirens Call Publications. Her Young Adult Paranormal Romance novelette NEW PRIDE was published November 2012 and her novel SHIFTING PRIDE is coming December 7, 2012 from Etopia Press. When she's not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer (, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member for her four cats and a Pembroke corgi named Katie.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shadow Embraced Tour

Wow, it's been an extremely busy couple of weeks as I was busy preparing for a massive blog tour which kicked off today. You'll definitely be seeing a lot of me and Shadow Embraced around the blogosphere for the next month as I take part in interviews, guest posts and you'll get a taste of Shadow Embraced as others review the book. There's even an awesome international (you heard that right, international) giveaway to enter that consists of a gorgeous locket, rack card, sticker, button, magnet and a delightful solid perfume.

Check out the schedule for the tour:

Shadow Embraced Tour schedule:
I'm looking forward to stopping by each of these blogs.Hope you check out some of the blogs and enter the giveaway.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Conversations in cars

During a long drive yesterday my sister pointed out that she would hate it if anyone decided to bug the car and record the conversations that we have. It's not as though the conversations are private, it's more like the conversations could be taken as scary (and probably get us locked up... unless they know what we're actually talking about).

Okay, okay... we're not actually that bad. It's just that when I'm in the car with my sister or brother it's the perfect time to brainstorm my stories, and yesterday that came around to how I could kill, or hurt, my characters in my horror. Yeah, not exactly a conversation anyone needed to listen in on, but it is surprising how much help just talking through some ideas will help spur other ideas and other avenues in the story I had never even thought of before.

Now with the ideas flowing I can't wait to get into writing my story.

How do you brainstorm ideas? Have you ever had any conversations that you wouldn't have wanted anyone to listen into?
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