Monday, April 22, 2013

FREE short story for Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! In honor of the occasion I released a FREE short story on Smashwords this morning. The Strongest Ring is a YA paranormal romance, and I'm hoping it will be the best vampire environmental activist story you'll read all day. (Okay, so it's the only vampire environmental activist story you'll read all day. But still!) This one doesn't take place in the Darkride world, but it does involve a cute vampire, and it's safe to recommend to younger YA readers, too. Here's the blurb:

"Seventeen year old Beck doesn’t consider herself a tree-hugger. With her multi-colored dreadlocks and her combat boots, she’s more at home working at Criminal Records Music than taking a stroll in the woods. Then she falls for Jordan, a handsome vampire activist who remembers Earth’s past and wants to save its future. But will Jordan’s friends accept Beck’s help? Or will they decide that humans are the problem – and the solution is wiping them out? A hopeful environmental message shines at the heart of this YA short story by Writers of the Future award winner Laura Bradley Rede,author of the YA paranormal series The Darkride Chronicles."

Interested? Pop on over to Smashwords and download your copy! Have a fantastic Earth Day, today and every day!


  1. Hi! I just downloaded your short story (THANK YOU!!!) and was wondering if you'd be putting it up on Goodreads.


  2. Danielle, thanks for reading! I hope to get a chance to put it up on Goodreads today. I checked out Known to Read, btw, and it's lovely! I love that you're into speculative fiction and support indie authors!