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The start of a new series! | Laura Pauling

The start of a new series!

Most likely, you’re aware that IndieReCON happened a couple weeks ago. So many of the vlogs and articles are good reminders that I’m either on the right path or I need to tweak my path a tiny bit.

Susan Kaye Quinn talked about Facing your Fears in a nifty Prezi presentation. One thought struck home with me. That is when she mentioned how fear is present when we make ourselves vulnerable. Maybe we’re not sure how people will respond to our thoughts, presentation or our stories.

I’ll admit. I struggle with this fear on a somewhat consistent basis.

That’s why it’s about time I make myself vulnerable and reveal the title and premise of the first book in a new YA romantic comedy series. As of now, I hope to release book one in May of 2014. This spring. Just a few months away.

In fact, I added it to Goodreads last week. I loved writing this story and am truly excited to release it into the world. Okay, nervous too.

Prom Impossible

1 girl. 1 prom. 3 guys.

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.

But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths that spirals out of control.

At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t find a way to fix her mistakes.

A modern-day Shakespearean-like romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.

The cover reveal will be happening on April 7th. You can sign up to help reveal it here!

And for the first time I created a trailer. Eek! Which will be revealed later on.

Another point, Sue brought up is that fear is a signal; and sometimes, if we’re a bit scared of a project, then that’s probably the one we should work on. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for that fear signal when I’m considering what project to work on next.

Have you made yourself vulnerable lately? 

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12 Responses to The start of a new series!

  1. Natalie Aguirre March 12, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Congrats, Laura. It sounds awesome. I’d be glad to shout out about the cover release and book release in follower news. E-mail me if you’re interested.

    • Laura March 12, 2014 at 11:06 am #

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

  2. Fida March 12, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    This series sounds so good. Thanks and congrats!

  3. Anna Staniszewski March 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Laura, this series sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait to read it!

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh March 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    Now that sounds like a pickle!

  5. Louise March 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Congratulations, Laura! That’s so exciting! And kudos to you for going out and doing something that terrifies you. 🙂

  6. Laura March 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    Thanks everyone! 🙂

  7. Sherrie Petersen March 13, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    Sounds fantastic! I just added it to my Goodreads To Read list 🙂

  8. Melanie Abed March 13, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Congrats to you! That’s huge.
    I completely understand where you are coming from. I always try to do something that terrifies me at least once every ten years :> and recently I joined watt pad – so I know what you mean. I’m not quite ready for Good reads yet…but who knows, maybe I will follow your lead.

  9. becca puglisi March 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Congrats! So exciting 🙂

  10. Jemi Fraser March 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Sounds like a great story! Looking forward to it.
    Fear definitely has some control in my world 🙂

  11. Angela Ackerman March 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Sounds awesome! Congrats Laura–I know it’ll be a great book!

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