Exciting new releases! A middle grade and a young adult!

So many changes in a year. I can say that compared to last year at this time, self publishing is more accepted, is thriving, and…

I don’t regret my decision for a second.

Everyday writers are added to the list, who are considering self-publishing, or who have taken the plunge.

 I’m happy to officially announce the release of two books within days of each other.

Published by Pugalicious Press

Convinced that her grandfather, Zeb, needs help, twelve-year-old Bianca persuades her family to fly to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on a search and rescue mission. Impatient, she and her brainy cousin, Melvin, sneak out in the middle of the night and follow the clues to the ancient Maya city of Etza, where the people haven’t aged in 2,000 years. The cousins must learn to work together as they face loincloth-wearing skeletons from the underworld, a backstabbing princess, and an ancient prophecy—one that says in three days the city will be destroyed. They’ll find Zeb and zip right out of there. No problem.

Except, Bianca starts to care for her new friends, and Zeb does not want to be rescued. The fact that a crazy king wants to serve Bianca up to the gods as an appetizer is just a minor technicality. But this ancient evil dude has finally met his match. 

The blog tour starts next Monday with prize packages! Stay tuned!

Amazon ~ Read Chapter One


And the sequel to A SPY LIKE ME

Love can be dangerous. Games can be deadly.

Savvy finally reunites with Malcolm, the hot assassin she fell for in Paris.
But when an ancient enemy threatens their lives, Savvy and Malcolm must convince their families to work together, or their future together could be erased.

Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Read Chapter One


I’ll tell you a secret. I love publishing and getting my work out there. After my week hiatus in which I worked on formatting and the publishing aspect, I’m looking forward to diving back into my works-in-progress.

What are you working on? Tell me about your stories. Or tell me a favorite book you’ve read recently.

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23 Responses to Exciting new releases! A middle grade and a young adult!

  1. Natalie Aguirre November 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Congrats Laura! So excited for you. Love the covers for both books. Good luck with the releases of both at the same time.

  2. Creepy Query Girl November 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Yay! Both of those books look just awesome Laura! Huge congratulations! You’ve been busy!

  3. Kelly Polark November 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I am THRILLED for you , Laura!! So happy that you know others are enjoying your stories. And I am glad that selfpubbing is more accepted now. So many wonderful stories to tell and read, why let publishing houses pick for me what I can and can’t read.
    Your How To Survive is next on my TBR list and I get to start it tonight!

  4. Dianne Salerni November 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    How exciting! I love the blurb for your MG adventure!

  5. Leigh Moore November 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    SQUEE!!! The Heart of an Assassin!!! Can’t WAIT to read it! SUPER congrats, and I agree with you a thousand percent. Self publishing is the best bet for most authors today! So glad to know ya~ <3

  6. anne gallagher November 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Congratulations! That’s so awesome. I’m definitely getting the MG for Monster. She’ll love it.

    I’ve been working on my next Regency novel. At the halfway mark now. Hoping to finish by the 15th of Dec. We’ll see.

  7. Alex J. Cavanaugh November 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Two new books? Congratulations!!!

  8. Lydia K November 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Congrats on the dual releases! Twice as much to celebrate!

  9. Heather Sunseri November 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Congrats, friend!! So excited for you. I loved your latest young adult. An exciting adventure with lots of suspense and intrigue. And I loved the kissing, too!

  10. Ansha Kotyk November 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    woo hoo!!! Ana’s been asking me to read How to Survive… I’ll keep you posted! 🙂

  11. Donna K. Weaver November 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Woohoo! Got my copy of Assassin.

  12. Susan Kaye Quinn November 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Congrats!! So excited to see these out there!

  13. Miss Jack Lewis Baillot November 27, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Exciting! More books to add to my list! I am very eager to read the Spy Like Me books.

  14. Stina Lindenblatt November 27, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    Yay, I’m looking forward to An Assassin Like Me. 😀

  15. Laura Diamond November 27, 2012 at 2:21 am #


  16. Sheri Larsen November 27, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    I am so thrilled for you, Laura!! I’m going to order my copy of your MG right now. I can’t wait to read. Two books…You are my hero. 🙂

  17. Laura November 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!

  18. tracikenworth November 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Congrats, Laura!! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays!!

  19. Susan Sipal November 29, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Congrats Laura! You really have things popping. And I especially love the cover for Ancient Spells.

    Hey, I really want to hear how your traditional Thanksgiving dinner went!

  20. MFA Writer Guy November 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I just want to say I love the cover of “Heart of an Assassin.” Did you post the story of that cover? I’d love to hear where it came from.

  21. Heather McCorkle November 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I had no idea you wrote MG! Congratulations on both of your releases! And thank you, I googled reflections in PhotoShop and I learned how to do it! All because of your encouragement. 🙂

  22. Laura Marcella December 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Congratulations, Laura! The covers look awesome. Happy book birthdays!!

  23. Sherrie Petersen December 6, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Congratulations! You’ve been a busy woman!!

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