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Cover (and Title) Reveal

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Cover (and Title) Reveal

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about when the next MacDonald Family romance will be coming out, and I’m thrilled to finally have all the information, plus a cover reveal, today! So without further ado, Book Two in the MacDonald Family Series: London Tides, releasing on June 1, 2015. What is it about? Well, I’m glad you asked! Here’s a quick summary of the story while back cover copy is being finalized: Grace Brennan is the rare female in an exclusive group of photojournalists capturing conflicts around the...

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WINNERS! Release Celebration Giveaway

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WINNERS! Release Celebration Giveaway

And we have winners!!! Thank you to everyone who entered. If your name wasn’t drawn, never fear. If you signed up for my newsletter, I will be drawing and announcing one name to receive an autographed book or gift card each quarter… so don’t forget to check your inbox! And the winners are: THIRD PRIZE Autographed copy of Oath of the Brotherhood* Janelle Leonard SECOND PRIZE $20 Starbucks gift card Autographed copy of Oath of the Brotherhood* Lisa Medeiros GRAND PRIZE Handcrafted, genuine leather Moleskine notebook cover from...

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RWA 2014 Recap… and A Gold Stowaway

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RWA 2014 Recap… and A Gold Stowaway

Fresh back from the 2014 RWA national conference in San Antonio, Texas… with some unexpected carry-on luggage, a few new friends, and a sleep deficit that will take me well into September to make up for. But let me back up. For those of you who are curious about all the events that take place at RWA, here were some of my highlights. “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing I flew into San Antonio on Wednesday, the same day as the literacy autographing, so I may have prayed incessantly for an on-time flight and good weather....

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Cover Reveal: Beneath the Forsaken City

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Cover Reveal: Beneath the Forsaken City

It’s that time… cover reveal time! I’m excited to show the cover that amazing designer Kirk DouPounce has designed for the second book in the Song of Seare series, Beneath the Forsaken City. I love how he captured the darker tone and increased danger of the second book in the series while keeping with the look of the first cover. Beneath the Forsaken City releases in February 2015. In the meantime, have you read the first book in the series, Oath of the Brotherhood? You can buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | CBD And...

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Release Celebration Giveaway!

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Release Celebration Giveaway!

Extended until July 31, 2014! It’s that time again! I get a little giddy when I have a book releasing, and when I get giddy, I like to give stuff away. So here it is, a chance to win some really cool stuff! GRAND PRIZE: Handcrafted, genuine leather Moleskine notebook cover from Oberon Designs (of course, with the legendary Moleskine notebook inside!) Matching ribbon and silver Celtic knot bookmark Rustic mug for your favorite choice of beverage Autographed copy of Oath of the Brotherhood* SECOND PRIZE: $20 Starbucks gift card...

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Where On The Web is Carla Laureano?

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I may be showing my age with the Carmen Sandiego reference, but I have been somewhat AWOL from my blog lately… for good reason. Book launches tend to be a flurry of interviews and guest blog posts, so I’ve been spending time elsewhere on the web. If you’d like to join some of my gracious web hosts, here are a couple of my recent stops:   Check out the review for Oath of the Brotherhood and a fun interview on the background of the story!     I was thrilled to write this month’s “For Writers”...

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2014 Christy Awards Finalists Announced!

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Looking for new reading material? The 2014 Christy Award finalists were announced yesterday, honoring the best of the best in Christian fiction. Okay, I’ll admit to feeling slightly smug over the fact that many of these wonderful authors have been recent guests on this blog, but I’m so pleased for everyone who was nominated. Be sure to click through the links for author interviews and reviews for many of these great books!   Contemporary Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers) The Prayer Box by Lisa...

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And the Winners Are…

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And the Winners Are…

It’s a good day for book lovers, because my winter giveaways are now closed and winners have been selected! The winner of the Winter Warm-Up Giveaway is Katherine V.!   The winner of the Spectacular Spec-Fic Giveaway is Allen P.!   Thanks to everyone who entered and showed love to my wonderful line-up of guests. If you’re the winner listed above, please contact me at carla [at] carlalaureano [dot] com by Friday, April 4th to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address and specify a name for autographing. Also...

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Awards News and Giveaways, Oh My!

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Awards News and Giveaways, Oh My!

Forgive me my absence on the blog for the past couple of days. Part of it was a regularly scheduled maintenance outage as I updated some design elements on my site (more structural changes to come soon.) But the bigger part of it was because gathering my concentration lately has been a bit like herding a room full of kittens. Because my debut novel, Five Days in Skye, double-finaled in RWA’s Rita Awards, in both the inspirational and first novel categories. I finally understand that saying, “Knock me over with a feather.” It...

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Cover Reveal: Oath of the Brotherhood

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Cover Reveal: Oath of the Brotherhood

You have no idea how hard it’s been to keep the cover for my May Celtic fantasy release under wraps for the last couple of months. But… without further ado… I absolutely love this cover. The designer perfectly captured the theme of the story. What’s that? Well, I’m glad you asked. Here’s a peek at the back cover blurb… In a kingdom where the Old Ways hold fast and a man’s worth lies entirely in his skill with the sword, Conor Mac Nir is a scholar, a musician, and a follower of the forbidden Balian...

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