The last thing on 16-year-old Jess DeLand’s wish list is a boyfriend. She’d have to be crazy to think any guy would look twice at her. Besides, there are more important things to hope for, like a job working on cars and an end to her mom’s drinking. Foster care is a constant threat, and Jess is willing to sacrifice anything to stay out of the system. When luck hands her the chance to work on a race car, she finds herself rushing full throttle into a world of opportunities—including a boy who doesn’t mind the grease under her fingernails. The question is, can a girl who keeps herself locked up tighter than Richard Petty’s racing secrets open up enough to risk friendship and her first romance? Continue reading DRIVEN BLOG TOUR!

The Lost Soul, the final book in The Raven Saga by Suzy Turner just released!

December and Lilly have got their work cut out for them. Not only are they desperately trying to figure out the identity of the Lost Soul, and track him down, they’ve also got to investigate why Powell River’s newest resident has got all of their men falling at her feet.

But when they learn that the Nephilim might be involved, it becomes clear that they’re all in extreme danger…


The stench of something rotten filled the air as the man tried to lift his heavy head. Opening his eyes, it took a moment for them to adjust to the strange dull light of a new day. Wincing, he managed to hold his head up just long enough to notice the smell belonged to a rotting corpse to his side. He heaved, but there was nothing left in his stomach. He hadn’t eaten in days.

Weak, cold and hungry, he curled into a ball on the mossy ground and sobbed.

When he no longer had the strength to even do that, he stared up at the sky; the orange and yellow hues entwined in a rainbow effect as far as his eyes could see.

The only sounds that could be heard were his rough breathing combined with the gentle whooshing of the silver trees that surrounded the deep ditch within which he found himself.

A hummingbird appeared from nowhere, hovering above him, flying up and down and around his face. The man tried to focus his eyes upon it but his vision had become blurry.

When the bird came to an abrupt halt almost touching his nose, he realised it wasn’t a bird at all.

A faint giggle erupted from the creature, making him jump.

“No, this can’t be,” he whispered, hoarsely.

The little creature with large blue wings nodded back, “Yes, it can,” she responded, “I can see you are in dire need of help. I will gather my friends and we will return to get you out of here. You will be safe. Do not worry.”
Disappearing out of sight in a flash, the man collapsed once more before he fell into a deep sleep.

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Ever wonder if the people you meet on a paradise vacation are what they seem? Ever imagine that Valentine’s Day could be cursed, literally? What would it be like to be turned into a vampire and find that you couldn’t leave your old life behind, even if you wanted to? What about karma? If bad things we do could come back to haunt us, what about the good things? Did you ever wonder what inspired certain statues or pictures of art, or what pieces of the artists soul, went into their creations? This collection of short stories explores vengeance, closure, justice and other possibilities from beyond the grave.


Torn between her father’s Catholicism and her mother’s Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mirror the Greek nymph’s tragic fate. When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that her destiny rests with Diogo, the shipowner’s son. But Eva sees a vision of another . . .

When the ship founders off the Azores, Tristan, a young Azorean, saves her. Destined to be with Diogo yet aching for Tristan’s forbidden love, Eva must some­how choose between them, or fate will soon choose for her.

Artemis Rising is a beautiful, seamless blend of two mythologies: the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Isolde, and the ancient Greek legend of Alpheus and Arethusa. It is a story filled with young romance, tragedy, forgiveness and attempts at redemption.


Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.

Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

The giveaways keep going until 2012 with carnis Bryna ButlerLexus Luke & Rachel Coles! [because they completely ROCK] So visit their sites for daily giveaways until the New Year! 


Allison La Crosse’s world is in a tailspin. After learning she has the power to cure the dying with her touch (a lethal curse when wielded), she is viciously attacked. More unsettling than the violence is the identity of her assailant. Devin turns out to be the first person she ever saved and her mother’s killer. When her soul met Devin’s an unimaginable bond was formed. Now, Allison must save Devin from his twin brother’s control or kill them both. If she fails, she’ll lose Clark and Brody forever.
Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the ‘eighteen disease’ with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they’re forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can’t ever be acted upon because they’re both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.And, oh, how lovely Plan B’s can be.

Well, except for the psycho from Harper’s past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there’s the little issue that neither of them knows they’re in love with the other.

Needless to say, Callum & Harper’s life just got a bit more complicated.

“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” – Callum Tate

What happens when you are stalked by Death? You fall in love with him of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, instead, she falls in love with him.Seventeen year old Pagan Moore, has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, they left her alone. Until she steps out of her car on the first day of school and sees an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead. Not only does he not go away, when she ignores him he does something none of the others have ever done; he speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What Pagan doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul. He is Death and he is about to break all the rules.
Krista’s world crumbled when her soul mate and Protector, Mark, walked away from her, severing the sacred link they had shared their entire lives. Faced with uncertainty, Krista questions her role as a Guide while struggling with the ramifications of life without him. Her only desire now is to seek the truth behind Mark’s heartbreaking betrayal, no matter what the consequences. With the help of her friends, Krista risks everything, including her soul, to march into the den of the Dark Angel, Victor. Their only chance for survival is for Krista to find the courage to accept the new role fate has bestowed upon her, even if it means losing Mark, forever.The Ascended is the final installment of The Saving Angels series.

1. Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. Heather Self 4. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga 6. Darby Karchut, author of GRIFFIN RISING
7. Lexus Luke 8. Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy
9. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 10. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
11. Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series 12. Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
13. Dani Snell’s Refracted Light Reviews 14.
15. M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 16. Abbi Glines, author of Breathe and The Vincent Boys
17. Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind 18. Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls
19. Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler 20. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter
21. TG Ayer 22. Melissa Pearl, author of Golden Blood

Winnemucca in print! Includes BONUS: CH 1-3 of 13 on Halloween! The Rain Boots Required YA Book Tour & YA Scramble GIVEAWAY!

Proof of Winnemucca's Print Edition

Winnemucca is now available in print AND the print edition includes a SNEAK PEEK: Ch 1 -3 of 13 on Halloween!

And to celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy TOMORROW at the YA SCRAMBLE! [And a groovy Winnemuccca coffee mug!] Just comment all day TOMORROW at my post over at JUST LEFT OF IMAGINATION AVENUE to enter to win, I’ll be writing about powerful YA settings! And there’s a MASSIVE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Visit all the blogs on the YA SCRAMBLE TOMORROW [including mine!] solve the riddle and win!

Rain Boots Required Book Tour

And I’m SO excited to be joining The RAIN BOOTS REQUIRED YA AUTHOR BOOK TOUR! Do you live in the Portland area? I’d love to meet you. I’m touring with these WONDERFUL YA AUTHORS: Continue reading Winnemucca in print! Includes BONUS: CH 1-3 of 13 on Halloween! The Rain Boots Required YA Book Tour & YA Scramble GIVEAWAY!

Kerry Cohen Dishes Dirty Little Secrets, An Excerpt & More!

Kerry continues to amaze me with her honest, bold and riveting memoirs. It’s simple. You can’t put Kerry’s books down. I fell in love with her writing style when I read Easy. Her books Seeing Ezra and Loose Girl have been runaway hits. Dirty Little Secrets is being released tomorrow and I am happy to have Kerry here on Laurasmagicday to celebrate!

L.A.H.E : What book did you fall in love with as a teenager?

Carson McCuller’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Simply put, it was the first book I’d ever read in which I could deeply identify with the feelings of the protagonist. I found myself inside it. It was when I knew I wanted to do the same for people someday.

L.A.H.E. : What’s one of your favorite scenes from Dirty Little Secrets?

Well, as you know, Dirty Little Secrets isn’t really a story – rather, a series of girls’ stories. I think one of the more moving scenes for me is about the young woman who was raped during Hurricane Katrina. I often think of her.

Continue reading Kerry Cohen Dishes Dirty Little Secrets, An Excerpt & More!

Facebook Fiction : Mark Dendy & Laura Wagenschutz authors of Single Shot, a romance novel

Laura Wagenschutz and Mark Dendy have never met in person. They wrote Single Shot after meeting on Facebook and wrote the novel by emailing and texting. I guess they are the When-Harry-Met-Sally version of romance writers, if Harry and Sally had FB and decided to keep all the romance in their fiction. I am interested in their process and happy they decided to swing by. Laura and Mark will meet face-to-face for the first time in Northern California on August 12. More on their tour at the end of the post! Continue reading Facebook Fiction : Mark Dendy & Laura Wagenschutz authors of Single Shot, a romance novel

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

Alicia McCalla FF & P Love Stories in Color : Author Of Upcoming Debut BREAKING FREE

I am thrilled to have Alicia McCalla on Laurasmagicday today. Alicia, a fellow YA INDIE CARNIVAL buddy,  writes for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural urban fantasy, futurism, paranormal, romance, and horror. Alicia works as a media specialist or school librarian  in a metro Atlanta school system and enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her first book, Breaking Free, will be available February 2012. Here’s a little bit more about Alicia.

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

A.M. : OMG! This is the hardest question ever. I’m a librarian and a total bibliophile. I probably fell in love with the first book I ever read. Recently, I’ve been devouring books by Leanna Renee Hieber. I’ve absolutely have fallen  in love with her gas light fantasy novels. She is a wonderful storyteller and I love her Strangely Beautiful series. Continue reading Alicia McCalla FF & P Love Stories in Color : Author Of Upcoming Debut BREAKING FREE

Welcome Abbi Glines author of BREATHE!

I’m thrilled to have Abbi Glines, author of the best-selling young adult romance BREATHE here at Laurasmagicday! Abbi also has another book coming soon called EXISTENCE. Abbi can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books.

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

A.G. : Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the first book I can remember reading over and over again. That is if we aren’t counting childhood. In that case it would be Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Margret and H.A. Rey

L.A.H.E. : What’s your favorite scene from your book?

A.G. : Jax gives Sadie a lift home from work and she needs to stop by the grocery store. Jax goes inside with her, incognito of course, and is recognized by a little girl. I may have written it but I do believe I fell in love with Jax in this scene. Continue reading Welcome Abbi Glines author of BREATHE!

Breathe by Abbi Glines!


Sadie White’s summer job isn’t going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother’s increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother’s job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island. Continue reading Breathe by Abbi Glines!