The official blog tour! Prize packages galore!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Woo hoo!


On this tour, you’ll find out the behind-the-scenes journey with this story, my decision to go with a small press, weaving mythology into writing, writing craft tidbits exemplified with a unique teaser. Lots of good stuff. And don’t forget the incredible prize packages!

When Bianca and Melvin brave the jungle to rescue their grandfather, they stumble upon the ancient Maya city of Etza, where the people haven’t aged in 2,000 years. They must learn to work together as they face loincloth-wearing skeletons from the underworld, a backstabbing princess, and an ancient prophecy that says in three days the city will be destroyed.

No problem. They’ll find Zeb and zip right out of there. 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.

Here are the blog tour stops.



Prize Package One! (signed paperbacks)


Prize Package Two! (signed paperbacks)

Prize Package Three!

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Thanks, everyone, for your support! 🙂

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29 Responses to The official blog tour! Prize packages galore!

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh December 3, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Looks like a fun tour, Laura!

  2. Angela December 3, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    I am so glad you were able to get this out before the end of 2012! Perfect timing!!

  3. Matthew MacNish December 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Ooh, awesome. I’m off to check out Susan’s.

  4. Louise December 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Congratulations on the book release! I’m thrilled for you.

  5. Laura December 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Thanks everyone! 🙂

  6. Marlene Moss December 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Congrats on your releases! Totally cool that you write MG and YA – me too. And I’m struggling with one on the edge, which way do I push it over?!

    The place I’d love to visit is China. I want to row a boat between all those vertical rocks coming out of the ocean.

  7. Laura Diamond December 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm #


    So excited for this tour–I really enjoyed this book. LOVE the adventure and the creativity.

    CONGRATS, pub sista!!!!

  8. Leigh Moore December 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    VERY cool! I entered over at Sue’s and tweeted, etc. BEST of luck with the tour! May you have HUGE sales~ :o) <3

  9. Lydia K December 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Nice prizes! Perfect timing for the holidays!

  10. Ardyth DeBruyn December 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I’m excited it’s finally here. It’s a great book!

  11. Miss Jack Lewis Baillot December 4, 2012 at 1:02 am #


  12. Christina Lee December 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    AWESOME! Off to enter!

  13. Lynda R Young December 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Yay!! Good luck with your tour and with sales for your book!

  14. tracikenworth December 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Congrats, Laura!! I know you’ve worked so hard and the book sounds fantastic!! Good luck with this!!

  15. Laura Marcella December 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Awesome prize packages, Laura! Congratulations on your new novel!!!

  16. Edi December 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Not sure if this is where I’m supposed to comment, but I’d like to visit Japan someday.

    That said, congratulations on your launch!

  17. Vicki Tremper December 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    This book looks awesome! Good luck!

    I’d like to visit Egypt someday when there’s less furor. Also, Ireland.

  18. Heather Kelly December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Laura–Thanks for including me on your tour! Congrats again on the book publication!!

  19. Stina Lindenblatt December 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m looking forward to the tour. 🙂

  20. Margo Berendsen December 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Love all the subjects in this blog tour! And I have to tell you, I LOVE the new cover of Heart of an Assassin, and how it matches with the first book. The Eiffel tower reflected in the sunglasses, and now, what’s that, the Parthenon maybe???

  21. Linda Andersen December 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm #


    Wishing you all the best. I loved your comments about facing your fears. I was attacked by carpenter bees once. I had disturbed their home in an old abandoned telephone pole on the ground. Yikes! Using what you know works for me. I will remember my own experience next time I’m writing about fear. Thanks for the reminder at the Bookshelf Muse blog post.

  22. Trula Varnum December 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Wow Laura, I’m coveting over here. Love your blog site. Found you on the Bookshelf Muse. Love them too.

    Your ask if there is one place I would most like to visit. I would like to visit England because my Grandparents were from there. Enjoy the brit accent, too.

    Please keep up the good work. Us writer ‘want to be’s’ need sites like these.

    Thank you, Trula

  23. Olivia@ OmNom Love December 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I’d love to visit France!

  24. Eva (@booksconsidered) December 11, 2012 at 3:33 am #


  25. Natalie Aguirre December 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Awesome Laura. Not sure how I missed this the day it came out. You know my answer-China.

  26. Julie Jarnagin December 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Congrats on the new release!

  27. Laurel Garver December 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Congrats on your new release. Cool contest too! So many places I want to see…Russia, especially the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg; Italy, especially Florence; Salzburg, Austria for all the Mozart and VonTrapp sites.

  28. Kirsten W December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I’d love to visit South Korea some day 😀


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