Friday, March 30, 2012

Luke Has Good Taste

For those of you who are in love with Luke's horse, you must watch this video of stunning Friesians - although I will warn you, you're going to be envious of anyone who gets to ride one!

Source: via Laura on Pinterest

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Once Upon a Twilight Review

I'll admit it: I've had my fingers crossed for a while now, hoping that the fine folks at Once Upon a Twilight would give Darkride a good review. After all, OUaT is one of my favorite book blogs and they always seem to be on top of the next good book in YA paranormal. So when I saw Monica's four-star review, I did my little happy dance! My favorite lines? "I really loved this book with its fairy tale qualities mixed in with real life / fantasy. It was done beautifully and it still seemed fresh and new in this ever growing popular genre." Thank you, Monica and Once Upon a Twilight! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Darkride!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Ends Justifies The Memes

You guys know that I am obsessed with the awesome tumblr Ryan Gosling Reads Young Adult, and with the Ryan meme in general. Well, last night I decided to give in to temptation and make a couple of Ryan Goslings for Darkride. Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

One for Team Emmie

I've said it before: I think actress Antonia Thomas would make an ideal Emmie. I haven't actually watched Antonia on Misfits - I'm afraid if I hear her British accent it might ruin my fantasy of her speaking with a Southern one - but I loved watching her in this video for Coldplay's hit, Charlie Brown. Just check out that Emmie smile!

New Review on Mind Reading

My day started out sweet thanks to this four-and-a half cupcake review from the wonderful Satu at Mind Reading? book review blog. I am always so grateful for all the thought and effort book bloggers put into their reviews and I'm thrilled that folks are recommending Darkride to their readers and friends! Satu says "Seriously, you have to read this. Especially if you love love triangles, steamy moments and heartache, this is the book for you!" Thank you, Satu! So glad you enjoyed it!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Giveaway on Sizzling Reads!

I am excited to do a giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Sizzling Reads! Hop over there to enter for a chance to win one of three ebook copies of Darkride, and while you're there, show some love to an excellent blog!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Love Triangles Guest Post on What's Your Story

The awesome blog What's Your Story Book Reviews is devoting the entire month of March to celebrating indie YA authors! Isn't that the coolest thing? Today my guest post on love triangles is up. Go check it out, and while you're there be sure to enter the giveaway to win an ebook of Darkride - and take some time to enjoy all the other guest posts, interviews and giveaways by fabulous indie authors!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hi There, Book Bloggers!

Vampire queens live to make more vampires, I live to make more Darkride readers. But to do that, I need your help. I am actively seeking book bloggers interested in reviewing Darkride or in helping to promote the book through interviews, excerpts and giveaways. I feel extremely fortunate that so many great blogs have already given Darkride good reviews (See the "Reviews" page of this site for links) but I would still appreciate more opportunities to connect with new readers. I am happy to provide a free e-copy of the book in exchange for your honest review. Just drop me an email at laurarede(at) hotmail(dot)com. Thanks! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Mind is on Magic

The Witch of Neverland by BhumikaB.
Know what I'm enjoying about writing Crossfire? Discovering more about the witches! Today my mind is on charms and spells and how magic works in the Darkride world. It is also on how I can use my own personal magic to connect with new Darkride readers - because the fun of creating a story is in sharing it with other people. Thanks for being some of those people. I hope your day is magical!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Giveaway Ending Soon!

Just a reminder: The Darkride giveaway on Paranormal Book Fan ends in just three days! If you would like a chance to win one of three ebook copies of Darkride, pop on over there and enter - and while you're there, take a look around a truly excellent blog!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hunting Party Heaven

In Darkride, eccentric millionaire vampire Brace Belden stages his annual "hunting party" - a canned hunt in which vampires chase down hired human prey - in the enormous Mall of America. In the real world, there may soon be an even better setting for a hunt - at least if designer Phil Pauley gets his way. According to this article, he's seeking investors to build a nine storey tall maze made entirely of glass! The structure would come complete with false staircases, winding halls, and a few (literal?) dead ends that might be enough to confuse even the superior senses of Brace's vampire guests. The building would also have a roof top cafe for those who make it that far, but I have a feeling the vampires might prefer to dine in the maze itself. So, what do you say, Mr. Belden? Maybe by next year...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Giveaway Update and Sale!

Thanks to everyone who joined in our Goodreads giveaway! We had over one thousand people enter to win one of two signed paperback copies of Darkride. Goodreads has chosen the winners and I'll be sending those books out today - but if you didn't win this time, no worries. We'll have more giveaways in the future, so watch this site. And for the next week, the ebook of Darkride will be .99 on Amazon, just to make sure that everyone gets a chance to seize the night!