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


YA Indie Carnival Secret Santa Giveaway: Ebooks & Excerpts under my tree!


Remember when you were in school and someone decorated your locker with wrapping paper and candy canes and big red bows? Today there’s a note taped to the outside of your locker. It reads:

Enter the Secret Santa Giveaway from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 3PM Pacific and on Friday, Dec. 23, Noon Pacific you could find TONS of books inside! <3 SECRET SANTA

GRAND PRIZE: A Kindle or Nook copy of the books featured on the Grand Prize List! Continue reading YA Indie Carnival Secret Santa Giveaway: Ebooks & Excerpts under my tree!

Secrets of E-book Marketing: Excerpt trades and enhanced e-books

YA Author Cheri Lasota and I met through social media. I had networked with a lot of authors in the Pacific Northwest because my husband renovates hotels and Portland will be, off-and-on, our latest address and I wanted to get to know local authors. This helped to lead to the formation of The Pacific Northwest YA Authors Association and also lead to the discovery of Voodoo doughnuts [but that’s another story :)]. Cheri lives in the Portland area and had published her debut novel, Artemis Rising, similar in style to my debut novel, Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale.

Cheri contacted me about excerpt swapping. It was a great collaboration that turned out to be an amazing experience and we want to share what we learned with you today in our cross-posts. Below, you’ll find my Q & A with Cheri about our excerpt swap process. Cheri’s Q & A with me is on her blog, just click here! Join the conversation by leaving a comment here and let us know what e-book marketing has been successful for you and if you’ve collaborated in this way.

Laura: What gave you the idea to excerpt swap? What was your biggest challenge in the process?

Continue reading Secrets of E-book Marketing: Excerpt trades and enhanced e-books

Urban Fantasy Author Sophie Nicholls Dishes About Her New Novella Ruby Slippers

There’s a great urban fantasy novella out there in the ebook world and I’m excited that its author Sohie Nicholls is here today to dish all things RUBY SLIPPERS! What girl doesn’t want to wear a pair of ruby slippers? Sophie Nicholls is an award-winning poet. Her full-length novel, THE DRESS, will be released in 2011.

L.A.H.E. : What was the first book you fell in love with?

S.N. : Probably Jane Eyre. I live not far from the ‘wuthering’ Yorkshire Moors and I devoured everything by the Bronte sisters. For a while, I kept a diary in italic handwriting and wrote as if I were Charlotte. Oh, yes. I think I must have been a rather intense child. Continue reading Urban Fantasy Author Sophie Nicholls Dishes About Her New Novella Ruby Slippers