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Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2)
by Laura Howard
Release Date: 12/31/13
Cover is designed by Najla Qamber Designs

Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn’t entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress’s plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison’s parents apart forever.


Despite Allison’s efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she’s ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan’ s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?

 

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About the AuthorLaura

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey 
Publication date: December, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she’ll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It’s a desperate step, but it’s the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother’s mounting hospital bills.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he’s sexy, driven and–as CEO of his own gaming company–he’s used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what’s happening, he’s found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she’s made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

She can’t tell if he’s playing her…or if he’s playing for keeps.

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AUTHOR BIO
Brenna Aubrey is an author of New Adult contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, AT ANY PRICE, releases in December, 2013.
She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna’s favorite author is Jane Austen and favorite novel is PERSUASION. 
Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting. 
She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, two birds and some fish.
Brenna’s short story “The Love Letter” was the Grand Prize winner of the JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT Short Story Contest. As such, it was included in the anthology of the same name (Ballantine, 2011)

 

 

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Since becoming a writer and author, I’ve turned in to a worrying machine. Seriously, I said this before in other pasts, but I used to be so decided, so sure of everything, then it all changed when I dove deep into writing. Now, I’m so undecided and not sure of anything. I change my mind about my books, my path, my writing, my methods, etc, a thousand times – per day!

And that means I’m undecided about my books’ prices too.

I’ve always knew I would charge $2.99 for Destiny Gift and then, when the second one was out, change it to $0.99. The second one (Soul Oath)  and the third one (The Everlasting Circle) will cost $2.99 each, though, and the novella (Cup of Life, #2.5) will cost $0.99.

However, since book #2 (Soul Oath) is almost here, I changed Destiny Gift to it’s new price a little early.

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So, here’s where you can buy DESTINY GIFT for only $0.99: 

Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Kobo Apple

Soon, Soul Oath will be on sale on the same outlets!

 

When I published Breaking the Reins (in August), $3.99 was the new $2.99. It seemed that all new, quality self-pubbed books (especially NA contemp romance) was being published for $3.99. I wondered about that a bit and I researched.

Most authors use a length system for their prices, like:

Novelette (up to 15k words) = $0.99
Novella (15k-40k words) = $1.99
Novels (40k-80k) = $2.99
Long novels (over 80k) = $3.99

And there are many authors who actually charge more for their novels ($4.99), no matter the length.

So, since Breaking the Reins is 110,000 words long and it cost a lot more than the others to produce and a lot more time to write, I ended up charging $3.99 for it. Then, talking to my hubs about pricing this past week, I realized readers don’t really care about length. They care if it’s a novella or novel, and a novel can be 50k words or 150k words – and the price should be the same.

For that, I just changed Breaking the Reins price to $2.99.

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I see authors playing with prices all the time. I don’t want to do that because I don’t want to look like I’m toying with my readers – they are too precious to me to play around with. But, one good thing about being indie is that I’m in charge and I can change things a bit.

So, these new prices are for you!

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Happy Halloween!

 

Back in July 2012, HarperTeen and Figment had a short story contest – it had to be about the dark and shouldn’t be longer than 4k words. I entered the contest – I didn’t win, but I got a very nice email from the judge and editor of the anthology the short story was to be published with, saying that the story was beautiful and that my writing was gorgeous, and such.

Though I wrote that short story over a year ago, I still think it’s my best writing to this day. It’s very different than my contemporary style, or my UF style. This is more … lush? I don’t know how to explain.

Anyway, it’s a story about witches and ghosts and witch hunters … and, since it’s Halloween, I thought you would like to read it :D

You can find my short story, Into the Darkest Fire, on WattPad or Figment – if you read it, let me know what you think! I love comments :)

 

Into The Darkest FireBy the way, the cover was designed by my NA Alley sister, Jaycee DeLorenzo. Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

I hope you like it! :)

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