The Storytellers exclusive teaser & dream cast sneak peek

So excited about the release of THE STORYTELLERS on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Here’s a sneak peek at the dream cast and an exclusive journal entry from one of the four storytellers, Julia Fairchild. I hope you can join the tour, enter the giveaway & check out the whole dream cast Monday, Sept. 9 at the fab blog Reese’s Reviews! Also on Monday, Fangirlish.com hosts me for a guest post too. To check out all the exclusive excerpts, interviews, playlist and book trailer click here. Hope to see you on the tour 😀

Scarlett Johansson as Julia (photo credit: wikipedia.com, taken at July 2013 San Diego Comic Con)
Scarlett Johansson as Julia (photo credit: wikipedia.com, taken at July 2013 San Diego Comic Con)

“My gut finches. Something mysterious

causes me to question,

haunts me.

I pay attention

and listen, but part of me is blind

and deaf.

Until, I learn to fly

to thrive not just survive.

More unimaginable than leaving,

staying.

Suffering is a choice.”

-From the journal of JULIA FAIRCHILD, author of Desert Demon in THE STORYTELLERS

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Bradley Cooper plays Carl (Julia’s husband) and Blake in Julia’s fictional world

The official release day is this Tuesday Sept. 10th….but, pssst. THE STORYTELLERS released a little early on Amazon! #squeeee

Here’s a video from one of the songs on THE STORYTELLERS playlist. The entire playlist will debut 9/20 on the tour.

Shadow Slayer Tour: Win a copy of the Shadow Slayer Audiobook & hear the playlist!

Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) audiobook now available!
Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) audiobook now available!

It’s Audio WEEKEND on the tour today! Woot! GiveawayS & yesterday’s winner are at the end of this post 🙂

“I loved the way this story was written, you can tell that Roxie has matured a bit since book one.  This was an action filled entertaining novel, I can’t wait to see what happens next!” -Bookworm Babblings, 5-star review

“This is a great series for young adults. Clean, fun, and super action-packed.” – Realms of an Open Mind, 4-star review Continue reading Shadow Slayer Tour: Win a copy of the Shadow Slayer Audiobook & hear the playlist!

Shadow Slayer trailer reveal & more giveawayS (win a paperback of Shadow Slayer/Swag)

I’m so happy you’re part of the tour today. The fabulous blog The College Crawl is hosting Shadow Slayer, click here to check out her review! Also, it’s book trailer reveal day for Shadow Slayer on Laurasmagicday. I hope you enjoy it. Giveaways & yesterday’s winner are listed at the end of the post. Good luck!

Thanks for sharing in the reveal!

Do you need to know how to put a book trailer together, or do you want to try to make one for a class project? Click here to read an article I wrote on how to make your own book trailer. Happy trailering! Do you have a story about putting your trailer together? I’d love to hear about it. Continue reading Shadow Slayer trailer reveal & more giveawayS (win a paperback of Shadow Slayer/Swag)

2 Worlds. 2 Teens. 1 Wish. TRANSFER STUDENT RELEASE & GVWY!

It wouldn’t be a party without a little music, right? I hope you enjoy the TRANSFER STUDENT PLAYLIST! 

TOMORROW THE DREAM CAST COMES TO THE PARTY!
CONGRATS TO WEEK THREE SWAG WINNER! @intothemornrds
Scroll to the end to find out how to win RELEASE SWAG!!!! SQUUUEEE!!!

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Two Worlds––Two Teens––One Wish

Geek Rhoe and Surfer Ashley would never be friends.
Even if they lived on the same planet.
But, they’ll become so much more.
They’ll transfer.

“SPELL-BINDING JOURNEY” “a compelling sci-fi adventure that also reflects the lifestyle and dilemmas faced by today’s teens, and the world as a whole.” – KID’S BOOK CAPERS

“An interesting intergalactic tale of identity and corporeal switching reminiscent of the moviesFreaky Friday and The Hot Chick.” “surprising sub-plots” “fun and enjoyable book and i highly recommend it” “Excellent” “5-stars” – A.O. BILBLIOSPHERE

“Elliott does the first-person of her male protagonist shockingly well. She really portrays well the thoughts and feelings of an outcast…” EPILOGUE REVIEWS

“PUTS A WHOLE NEW SPIN ON THE TRADING PLACES/FREAKY-FRIDAY THEME!” “engaging young adult read that adults can enjoy as well. Laura richly described planet Retha and it comes alive for the reader.  The characters are well developed and very relate-able.” – KATE’S READS

“Have you watched all those movie’s like The Hot Girl , The Change-Up etc . The one’s where something magical happens and somehow you end up swapping bodies with them …Laura Elliott’s new novel is like that” “5-stars” – PHANTOMPARAGRAPHER

NOW ON SALE ON AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLE!

RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY! WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

A TRANSFER STUDENT BEACH BAG

FILLLED WITH A SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF WINNEMUCCA & 13 ON HALLOWEEN

& signed TRANSFER STUDENT BOOKMARKS

How do you win?

1. FOLLOW @LAURAWRITING

2. TWEET:

ASHLEY & RHOE WLD NVR B FRNDS. EVN IF THEY LVD ON THE SAM PLANET. BUT THY’L B MOR. THY’L TRANSFER! #TRANSFERSTUDENT http://goo.gl/7Gn2W

[8 winners! Giveaway open until 3/24, INTERNATIONALLY ]

Here are today’s party people:

NICHOLE CHASE, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE DARK BETRAYAL SERIES

FISHER AMELIE, AUTHOR OF CALLUM & HARPER, THE LEAVING SERIES

TIFFANY KING, AUTHOR OF THE SAVING ANGELS SERIES

PATTI LARSEN, AUTHOR OF THE HAYLE COVEN & BLOOD AND GOLD SERIES

READING AWAY THE DAYS

A DIARY OF A BOOK ADDICT 

JUST ANOTHER BOOK ADDICT

MY GUILTY OBSESSION

AUTUMN REVIEW


TRANSFER STUDENT RELEASE PARTY & GVWY!

I’m really excited to have MICHELLE MUTO, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS & DON’T FEAR THE REAPER host the tour today. Michelle and I last saw each other while we roamed  a very famous cemetery in Savannah, GA. It must sound odd, I know, but we had a wonderful time there. We are both PARANORMAL PLUMES:) Here’s a picture of where we were: Continue reading TRANSFER STUDENT RELEASE PARTY & GVWY!

Galileo swings by the Transfer Student Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today the tour visits ANGELA CARLIE, AUTHOR OF THE LORDS OF SHIFTERS SERIES. Congrats to @AkChocoholic winner of kindle/nook TRANSFER STUDENT. To enter to win today’s ebook of TRANSFER STUDENT, just swing by Angela’s blog and comment with a link to ur tweet:

TRANSFER STUDENT by @Laurawriting RELEASE DAY 3/20! Blog Tour & Giveaway! #teenreads #scifi #romance #yahttp://wp.me/P1J9jx-bs

All comments are entered to win this week’s swag too! [ EXPEDITION TO THE STARS 3-D MODEL, an IN-N-OUT Burger T-SHIRT, signed bookmarks, Griffith Park Observatory postcards, real meteorite fragments, Space Shuttle Commemorative playing cards!]

Angela and I met online and then face-to-face at Wordstock in Portland, OR where we had a booth together with  STACEY WALLACE BENEFIEL, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE ZELLIE WELLS TRILOGY. We had a great time talking to readers and writers at the festival. It’s been fun getting to know Angela.

Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Susterma...
Galileo inventor of the telescope

Wait a minute! I write for teens. What’s a picture of this old dude doing here? Continue reading Galileo swings by the Transfer Student Blog Tour & Giveaway

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY-TRANSFER STUDENT’S POT OF GOLD : It’s an enhanced ebook!

CONGRATS TO TODAY’S WINNERS OF A TRANSFER STUDENT EBOOK! @leannestt @saraEchelon5 @Antane_A @Sinworth 

SQUEEEEE!!! Thanks for helping to spread the world about TRANSFER STUDENT:)

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! [It’s still morning here in CA :)] So excited that CHERI LASOTA, AUTHOR OF ARTEMIS RISING is hosting the tour this fine day! Check out her blog for info on how to win this weeks’s swag & a TRANSFER STUDENT ebook!

Here’s today’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Transfer Student is an enhanced ebook! It’s my first one. What does enhanced mean? Well, if you’ve been following the tour I’ve let readers in on some of the behind-the-scenes inspirations for the story––places, stories, music and images. So if you haven’t been on the tour and you are reading TRANSFER STUDENT, you can click on the underlined text in the story if you want to get the scoop on the behind-the-scenes inspirations. Listen to music. Watch videos. See pictures or read stories. I’m really excited about this. Continue reading HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY-TRANSFER STUDENT’S POT OF GOLD : It’s an enhanced ebook!

YA INDIE CARNIVAL: THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH

TODAY THE TRANSFER STUDENT BLOG TOUR VISITS THE AMAZING A.O BIBLIOSPHERE & read his wonderful review here!

Check out his blog for today’s EBOOK/SWAG GIVEAWAY! TODAY’S EBOOK WINNERS ANNOUNCED 12 PM PACIFIC!

Now ON TO THE CARNIVAL!!!!

I’m Irish. Who isn’t on St. Patty’s day? But I’m so Irish that my protestant Irish mother made me wear ORANGE to school on St. Patty’s Day. In Chicago. Yes…it scarred me for life. Maybe that’s why I became a writer. And maybe it’s why I write about luck. A LOT. It’s funny how these weekly questions have helped me sort out patterns in my writing. All us carnis randomly suggest the post topics every week so I think it’s funny that last week’s post topic on the season we write and this week’s have evoked such epiphanies. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I’m carb-deprived, due to diet. Continue reading YA INDIE CARNIVAL: THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH

What does Transfer Student, Batman & Back To The Future have in common?

The setting for the transfer! The Griffith Observatory lies in Griffith Park in the heart of Los Angeles. Griffith Park is the one of the most filmed locations in LA. In 2010 there was filming 340 days of the year. We’ve had birthday parties there and love the merry-go-round too. I thought it might be fun today to show a few clips and share some links of the movies shot here.

Today the tour visits ME & READING – EXCERPT  &  STACEY WALLCE BENEFIEL, AUTHOR OF THE ZELLE WELLS TRILOGY! ENTER TO WIN AN EBOOK OF TRANSFER STUDENT ON INGA OR STACEY’S BLOG! 2 WINNERS TODAY! EVERY COMMENT IS ENTERED TO WIN THIS WEEK’S SWAG!

I’ll announce today’s ebook winner by noon PST! Only 5 days until Transfer Student! SQUUEEE!

Continue reading What does Transfer Student, Batman & Back To The Future have in common?

Transfer Student Blog Tour & EBOOK/SWAG GVWY: Want some fries with that?

Let's grab a burger just like Rhoe & Tiffany do in the book...well, not EXACTLY like they do. You really don't want to drive like an alien who's JUST learning.
I'll have some animal fries! YUM!

Continue reading Transfer Student Blog Tour & EBOOK/SWAG GVWY: Want some fries with that?