June 24, 2013

Finding Valor now available on Amazon

The long awaited conclusion to The Channie Series is now available

It's been a long journey to get here but I'm so happy to announce that Finding Valor is published and ready for you. I hope it was worth the wait. I'm really happy with how it all wraps up...I hope you are too!

For my loyal readers, I'll be offering Finding Valor for only $.99 until June 26th. Grab a copy before the price goes up to $3.99.

And here is a little excerpt...

The first thing Josh noticed when he woke up was the pain. He pressed his fingers against his temples but it didn’t help. A sharp-edged ache in the center of his chest throbbed with every beat of his heart, echoing the pain behind his eyes. He groaned and pried his lids open. It took him a moment to recognize the sound-dampening ceiling tiles, sage green walls and eighty-four inch flatscreen TV. What the hell was he doing at Dad’s house? 
“Daddy! Josh is awake.” 
The high-pitched, childish voice ratcheted Josh’s pain to a whole new level of agony. Two identical, tear-stained faces leaned over him. Double vision. He must have a concussion. Josh squinted, but couldn’t merge the images. When a third face appeared, identical to the other two except for a lack of tears, Josh squeezed his eyes shut. A small, warm hand patted his cheek. 
“You can’t go back to sleep. Channie needs you.” 
“Get back, CoCo. Let him breathe.” The man’s voice was hoarse with a light Spanish accent. “He’s not going to remember anything.” 
Josh slowly rolled his head to the side and forced his eyes open once more. The man was about twenty with dark skin, hair and eyes. He’d also been crying. 
“Who are you?” The little boys chattered at the same time, making it impossible to understand any of them. Josh pressed his palms against his ears. 
“Dial it back a bit. I have a migraine.” 
 One of the kids cocked his head to the side. “Use a pain-away spell. Josh fought through the pain, dizziness and nausea to sit up. 
“Okay, what’s going on?” 
 The man sighed, long and loud. “You’re not going to believe this.”

June 06, 2013

Stock up for summer with many FREE BOOKS - Free-Bookshop.com

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Summer is here and it's time to fill up your ereader with books for relaxation! And what better kind of books than the FREE best sellers you've heard so much about.

Several of your favorite authors have joined together to offer free copies of their best selling novels. Visit Free-Bookshop.com from June 6, 2013 to June 10, 2013 to pick up kindle and nook versions of these must read books. Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Contemporary and more. Titles may change daily. Check back all week so you don't miss any of these fabulous ebooks.

Authors featuring free books on one or more days include:

Nancy Straight
Charlotte Abel
Leia Shaw
Laura A.H. Elliott
Amy M. Jones
Christie Rich
Andrea Heltsley
Aria Grace

June 05, 2013

Watch the Shadow Slayer trailer then vote for UtopYA Nominees

Hey everyone

Charlotte is busy writing today so I am sneaking over here to share some exciting news. The trailer for Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) has been nominated for an award at the upcoming UtopYA conference in Nashville. I'm so totally stoked. I worked hard on the trailer and the nomination is such an honor, honestly I can’t believe it’s included with all the amazing trailers this year. If you haven't had a chance to cast your votes for the many fabulous books and authors that are nominated, please click here to cast yours now

Here's the ShadowSlayer trailer in case you haven't seen it yet! If the trailer looks good and you want a copy of the book, leave a comment, about anything really J I’d love to know your thoughts on book trailers or what you’ll be up to this summer, or maybe share what you’re reading now. I'll be giving away 2 ecopies to random commentors. For more about Shadow Slayer including the series playlists, trailers, teasers, dreamcast & more click here!

Lots of love,
Laura A.H. Elliott

About Laura:
WINNEMUCCA, where fear's as blind as love
#1: 13 on Halloween, Roxie's birthday gift is out of this world! Get the Audiobook!
#2: Shadow Slayer, Roxie doesn't know who to trust...UPTOPYA CON 2013 Book Trailer of the Year Nominee Vote here!
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June 01, 2013

Check in to the Blogger Book Fair, and book your trip to far away places!

July 22-26, 2013

Authors and Book Bloggers, Sign ups for the July 2013 Blogger Book Fair will close on June 15 at midnight central time, so get your registrations in to participate!

As of 5/31/2013, we have:

Authors: 89 Books: 233 Bloggers: 14 If you haven't yet registered, you can find all of the information on the Blogger Book Fair page.
  1. Check out the Code of Conduct
  2. Fill out either the Author Sign Up form or the Blogger Sign Up form (Deadline June 15)
  3. Kayla will match everyone with hosts and send out this information to you after sign-ups close
  4. Check out the events--all authors are eligible to participate in the events, and if you have an event you'd like to host, just fill out the simple Event Sign Up Form--all of this information can be found on the Events! page (Deadline July 8).
  5. If you're interested in hosting a giveaway to drive traffic to your site, sign up via the Giveaway Sign Up form (Deadline July 15).
  6. And if your book will be FREE or $0.99 for the duration of the Fair, you can sign up on the Free and $.99 Book Sign Up Forms (Deadline July 15).


as of 5/31/2013

Art Fiction Gala hosted by Lucie Smoker

Does your fiction promote the visual arts--through featuring an artist, painting, sculpture, performance art, etc? Then, consider entering Lucie's Art Fiction Gala. The Art Fiction Gala is a virtual celebration of fiction that highlights the visual arts. Dress up in your finest, pick up some friends--a bottle of wine--and sample mind-blowing fiction that crosses the line between literary and visual art. Plus a gallery of art featuring reading. More information & entry instructions

Three Wishes hosted by Kirstin Pulioff

Introduce your characters to the world. Kirstin Pulioff invites you to ask your main character, "If you found a magic genie lamp, what would be your three choices?" More information & entry instructions

Flash Fiction Challenge II hosted by Thomas Winship

Get ready to exercise your flash fiction muscles. For the Flash Fiction Challenge II, Thomas Winship will provide an opening line. From there, entrants will craft a flash fiction piece of approx 500 words. Entries will be displayed on Thomas' blog Vaempires during the BBF, spread out evenly across the five days, in order of receipt. More information & entry instructions
Snapshot Synopsis Contest hosted by Fel at The Peasants Revolt
Challenge: chisel your synopsis down to 50 words or less. Voting will be open throughout the fair for visitors to vote on their favorite Snapshot Synopsis. More information & entry instructions

Reader's Choice Awards hosted by Sherri at Shut Up & Read

All books registered for the Blogger Book Fair are automatically entered into the running for the Reader's Choice Awards. Voting will be open from July 22 to July 25. More information

Indie Soap Box Files hosted by Shah Wharton

Take a turn on the Soap Box. Shah invites speculative fiction writers to write a guest post about being an indie (or hybrid) writer. More information & entry instructions Restrictions: Speculative fiction writers only

Monster Menagerie hosted by Noree at Trip the Eclipse

What's your favorite monster or supernatural creature? Feature your creature in a flash fiction piece (500-800) words to be featured on Trip the Eclipse. Visitors will vote on their favorite piece. More information & entry instructions
Ways to Help:
Blogger Book FairDonate to the Blogger Book Fair via the BBF Donation Fund. To help get the word out about BBF, we would like to place ads on Facebook, Goodreads and other places, but to do, so we need a little help. We'd also like to have some BBF sponsored giveaways, so money donated would also go toward prizes. NO MONEY WILL BE KEPT BY ANY ORGANIZER OR PARTICIPANT. Spread the word! Share the Fair on your social media accounts and show off the Blogger Book Fair logo in your blog's sidebar.

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