Saturday, July 14, 2018

PRE-ORDER "AWAKENING AVERY" for $0.99!!!

"AWAKENING AVERY" Launches July 24th. Here's a brief  excerpt.  Pre-order your copy for $0.99.


When Gabriel returned to the lobby of the building, Mrs. Thompson was nowhere in sight. One box was missing but one still remained. He told himself it had been only a few minutes since they parted, but he strolled outside anyway to look for her, anxious to settle the details and be done with the arrangements. 

He scanned the parking garage with no luck, but on the way back he saw the woman huddled on the asphalt by a large, green recycling bin, rubbing her shin and crying. This time he overruled the selfish inner voice that told him not to get involved and hurried to where she was crumpled. 

Avery heard his approach and lifted her head. As she saw him, she seemed to shrink farther inside herself and sob that much louder.

“I’m fine, I’m fine.” She raised a hand to symbolically push him away as she leaned across the crushed cardboard box she had carried there.

“What happened?” he asked as he knelt beside her, touching the tear in the leg of her pants and then glancing at his hand. “You’re bleeding.”

Avery Thompson drew her hand across her eyes, smearing her mascara. “I haven’t always been this way,” she said with flailing hands as she struggled to a stand and wiped her runny nose on her sleeve. “I’m a successful professional woman, an author, well respected in my genre. The truth is, Mr. Carson, my husband died recently, just a few months ago, and I’m still a little shaken by it all, you know?”

Gabriel admired her emerging pluck, and from the look on her face, her show of fortitude had surprised her as well. “I do understand, Mrs. Thompson. What can I do to help?”

Avery bit her lip and sniffed loudly before grabbing hold of the bin for support to stand. “I was trying to toss this box in, but I was too short to lift the lid. I climbed on top of the box to reach the lid, and it collapsed under me. I must have scraped my leg against the metal bar.”

“How long has it been since you’ve had a tetanus shot?” He pointed to the protruding bar the garbage trucks hooked on to for dumping. “That’s a pretty dirty piece of metal.”

Avery tensed, looking thoughtful. “I’m current.” She slumped against the dumpster, and the pitiful voice returned again. “This shouldn’t have happened, you know.”

“It could have happened to anyone.”

“No.She groaned the word more than spoke it. Her body shuddered for a moment and then her heartbroken eyes met Gabriel’s. “I don’t just mean the fall. I mean all of it. I’m not supposed to be here in the first place. Taking out the garbage was always his job, but even if it weren’t, I am certainly not supposed to be here, anguishing over the chore of tossing the memories out of my condo, because my husband is not supposed to be dead. Do you understand?”

Gabriel offered her a hand to raise her from her resting place against the dumpster. “Yes, I do. Better than you could know.” He stared into her eyes, trying to summon the brave portion of her to the forefront again. “I know what it’s like to have to decide what to do with the clothes they didn’t like in the first place or bottles of cologne that make you cry when you smell them and cry when their scent fades from the house. And then there are the trivial dilemmas like deciding what to do with the tins of buttons they collected off every article of clothing before it was tossed out, and what to do with the cards you sent them.” His eyes seemed weary and older somehow. “Oh, yes, Mrs. Thompson, I most certainly know.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

41 FREE READS THAT ARE SWEET, REFRESHING, and CLEAN.

The weather's already steamy.  

Relax and refresh with 41 FREE reads
that are sweet, cool, and clean.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

THE SUMMER BOOK TREK sponsored by THE LDS BOOK GEEK REGISTER NOW!

If you're in search of a fun summer reading program with a stellar book and author list, look no further.
Each July, The LDS BOOK GEEK assembles a deep roster of authors and their clean read novels. 
This is a fun summer reading adventure sponsored by the LDS BOOK GEEK. It starts July 1, so hurry and register!
You earn points by reading clean read books by LDS authors. There are drawings, and prizes. Enjoy some of your favorite authors' free or discounted books, and meet some new authors along the way.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

FREE ONE DAY ONLY! Christian Women's Fiction Romance !!!

Christian author Traci Wooden-Carlisle has placed "MY BEAUTY FOR YOUR ASHES" on sale for FREE today only--JUNE 28th. 
Download a copy. 
Here's the Amazon link.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018


It's summer, so it's reading season, and there are new releases galore, and promos everywhere with great deals on books. Here's a mega book bonanza and prize package.

I’ve teamed up with 35+ fantastic authors to give away a collection of Inspirational Contemporary Romance ebooks, and there will be TWO lucky winners! 

The Grand Prize winners will receive 35+ ebooks, plus a brand new eReader!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering? ;D

You can win my novel LOVE ON A LIMB, plus books from authors like Susan May Warren and Leah Atwood. 

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/inspirationalromance-jun18

Good luck and enjoy! Contest runs through July 4th.

Laurie



Monday, June 25, 2018

LAST WEEK TO GET IN ON I'M A READER'S MEGA "UNFORGETTABLE LOVE" GIVEAWAY!

I'm A READER NOT A WRITER features HUGE Promos, and the "UNFORGETTABLE LOVE Promo is packed with free books and gift cards. My drawing for free copies of "SWEET WATER" id already over, but Elizabeth Johns' and Shanna Hatfields' days are coming this week.
Here are the dates to visit each link:

$100 Giveaway-Anytime until June 30!!!!


ELIZABETH JOHN'S 5-BOOK BOXED SET and $25 GIVEAWAY-  June 25-30


SHANNA HATFIELD'S FREE BOOK and $25 GIVEAWAY-JUNE 26-30


Sunday, June 24, 2018

I'M EXTENDING THE SALE ON FREE MEN AND DREAMERS THRU LABOR DAY!

I've wanted to do this for a long time, 
and finally, I can!

For the first time ever, and with a big thank you to the original publisher, every e-volume of my award-winning American historical fiction series, FREE MEN and DREAMERS, is discounted.
You can now download the entire series for under $10.00 for a limited time.
This eight-year labor of love takes six families--three American, two British, and one slave--through 40 years of tumultuous American history. Witness the second war of independence, the War of 1812, the war most historians credit with forging a loose confederation of states into one nation under God. Experience the Chesapeake campaign, the burning of Washington, the Battle of Baltimore, the Star- Spangled Banner story, and the first major test of the Constitution's guarantee of religious freedom.
Honor those who sacrificed everything to preserve a nation. http://bit.ly/2Ive5oc