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London Tides Launch Celebration Giveaway

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London Tides Launch Celebration Giveaway

I’m so thrilled to announce the arrival of the second book in my MacDonald Family Trilogy, London Tides. To celebrate, I’m kicking off a month-long giveaway for some great books and prizes, starting now! Here’s how it’s going to work: THE PRIZES June 22: Five (5) randomly selected winners will receive an autographed copy of London Tides. June 29: Three (3) randomly selected winners will receive an autographed copy of London Tides  and a coffee mug from the Royal Doulton Charlene Mullen City Scape collection. July 6:...

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Spine Poetry Challenge

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Spine Poetry Challenge

Filling out the marketing packet was moving along nicely until I came to this entry: “Title and subtitle suggestions (5 to 10 or more if you’re on a roll).” Wait, what? Five to ten possible titles for my book? It took me six months to come up with the suggested title for this book, and you want me to come up with more? I stared at the computer screen for an hour, thinking on possible variations of the one I’d already submitted. Finally, I gave up, and with a little hint of humor that I hoped would not be misinterpreted...

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CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT: STOP #2 (PURPLE TEAM)

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I am a part of TEAM PURPLE, and this is Stop #2. If you’re just joining us, there are two loops—pink and purple—and they begin at Lisa Bergren’s site and Robin Hatcher’s site for stop #1 for either stream. If you complete either the pink loop or purple loop, you can enter for a Kindle Paperwhite and the 17 autographed books from that loop (by having the Secret Word clues together). If you complete BOTH loops, you can enter for the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire HDX and ALL 34 autographed...

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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 |...

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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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