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Updated: 4 days ago

Holy September, Batman! I LOVE autumn... normally. But this is not "normal" autumn. It's "NEW normal" autumn. Usually, it's back-to-school sales for new notebooks, that crisp leaves smell while apple picking, donning a scarf to hunt pumpkin spice baked goods... Now it's Zoom and homeschooling, apple-cider candles inside, and... okay, that last one may still happen at my house because coronabaking is an addiction (bad for my waistline; good one for my taste buds.)


Is anyone else going a bit crazy? Of course, I respect and understand the reasons for caution (I am a sicentist). But I often struggle with things out of my control, which is why I like authoring and especially being an indie author. These days, I get pretty frustrated with not being able to do the things I'd like to.


But there are some exciting things happening amidst the challenges....


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A W A R D N O M I N E E

One Loan Soul is up for 2 AWARDS at Penned Con 2020!


One Loan Soul has been nominated for 2(!) awards at Penned Con -- Eye-Opening First Line and Jaw-Dropping Hangover!!! WOW! I'm humbled and honored. Congrats to the other amazing nominees! Public voting is now CLOSED. Winners will be announced 9/19 at the end of the signing.

V I R T U A L S I G N I N G

A VIRTUAL BOOK SIGNING YOU CAN ATTEND!


I've always wanted to attend Penned Con, and the first year I sign up, it's postponed to 2021... But (SURPRISE TWIST), the amazing organizers have added a VIRTUAL version this year! That means that ANYONE who has Facebook can attend -- no need to fly to St. Louis or pay for a rare ticket for entry. You can meet/interact with authors, play games, order all the books ON YOUR OWN TIME (open for a week -- no need to rush from table to table in one day). Pluse, any signed books you purchase will be DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR (no heavy suitcase). You can also vote for your favorite books and authors for various award categories!

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP where all the virtual book-con fun will happen on SEPT 14-19. I'll be 11:30 AM EDT Wed 9/16.


Or head straight to the complete list of Attending Author Book Order Forms open til 9/25! (and bring your unused summer vaca piggy bank to fill your bookshelves). ;)

N E W B O O K R E L E A S E

MORTAL SCREAM (Harbingers of Death Book 1), my first co-write with the awesomesauce LeAnn Mason, releases September 8 -- a week EARLIER than planned! (Note: the paperback version WILL be available at the virtual signing!) Early readers are already asking for book 2 (which is in the works! Preorder Fatal Sight here)... ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Hot damn!! What a flipping amazing story this is. You automatically jump right in with the first sentence and you’re still in the story with the last sentence. The characters are unique, original, bad ass and just flat out amazing. This is a story that’s a page turner and you want to keep reading it until you finish the book. " ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"You're instantly sucked into the story and it doesn't release you till way after the end." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This is one of the best books I have read. The characters are life like and so amazing. "

A W A R D W I N N E R

Readers' Favorite also recently announced that One Loan Soul won GOLD in the Paranormal Fiction category of the International Excellence in Writing Awards!

This honor was chosen from hundreds of books by their judging committee. That makes OLS a multi-award winner (after being voted Read Freely's 12th Best Indie Book of 2019 by readers.)

You can check out the awards and Readers' Favorite's 5-STAR review of the book.

A U D I O B O O K C O M I N G

I just listened to the final files of book one

in the #LoanSoul series, One Loan Soul, on AUDIOBOOK!


Narrated by the amazing Kate Marcin.


I cannot wait for y'all to hear. And this means you can dive in if you don't have time to pick up the series on your kindle.




G I V E A W A Y S, D E A L S, A N D F R E E B O O K S

SEPTEMBER 2020 free books and giveaways in list form or clink the images below the list:


Best of luck with any school-starting adventures, and here's hoping for a calmer fall (thinking of all those affected by the devastating hurricanes and wild fires)


Updated: Aug 30

Ouroboros is the snake eating its tail which signifies that with an end, so is there a beginning.


I wish the seasons would hurry up and move on. The heat is not wholly to blame for my grumpy days (thanks, 2020), but it doesn't help. However in my writing world, things are moving on!


B R E A K I N G N E W S:

ONE LOAN SOUL IS UP FOR 2 AWARDS!


One Loan Soul has been nominated for 2(!) awards at Penned Con!!! WOW! I'm humbled and honored.

Public voting is now open -- vote once here for all your favorite books/authors in 20 categories, including One Loan Soul for Eye-Opening First Line and Jaw-Dropping Hangover! Congrats to the other amazing nominees!


W H A T F I N I S H E D :


First, #ICYMI, the #LoanSoul series is now comlete! And release weekend saw some excitement when book 1 and book 4 both crept WAY up the Amazon ranks. Check out the series FREE on KU!



C O M I N G S O O N :


1. Don't have time to READ the #LoanSoul series? One Loan Soul is coming to AUDIBLE in September!


2. Mortal Scream (Harbingers of Death #1), co-authored by LeAnn Mason, is headed to the editor and soon to be in ARC hands!

Interested in an ARC? lbcarterauthor@gmail.com.

Check out the teasers in the Carter Mason Madhouse.

Surprise your future (Sept 15) self by pre-ordering: https://smarturl.it/mortalscream

Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54430946-mortal-scream


3. More info on other WIPs (Works-In-Progress) will be coming soon to my Newsletter and Reader Group.


B A R G A I N S, G I V E A W A Y S, A N D F R E E B O O K S:


AUGUST free books and giveaways in list form or clink the images below the list:


+ the Book-Train Fair $40 Gift Card Giveaway here.








Updated: Jul 17

Things are still unsettled around the world and hugs continue to be in order. But summer solstice was in June, and July is promising to continue to be hot hot hot.


NEW THINGS:

Kinda like the Harbingers of Death Prison Unit (HDPU) characters in my upcoming new series co-authored with LeAnn Mason. Meet them all with little teasers in our group: the Carter Mason Madhouse.


We also just revealed the cover! See below.


Book 1, Mortal Scream, is slated for release Sept 15. Link to pre-order: https://smarturl.it/mortalscream

TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54430946-mortal-scream Reader group: https://facebook.com/groups/cartermason




FINISHING THINGS:

In other deathly news for July...

The last Loan Soul book releases July 17! I'm sad to finish this series that has been SO FUN to write and captured the souls (get it?) of many readers. The series is ALL free on KU. :D To celebrate this release, Book 1 is 0.99 7/16-7/20. And I'll host a giveaway on Facebook and Instagram.


I've already dived into 2 new series. One goes into Celcitc mythology with all kinds of fae, including those who turn into bats, those who suck blood, those who turn into dragons, those who consume flesh, and those who kill. This is not a light-hearted fairy tale. Expect dangerous magical monsters who hunt humans, fae who enslave other fae, and secrets that endanger entire species. It'll be an Urban Fantasy Mystery series with at least 5 books planned, releasing throughout 2021, I hope.


JULY free books and giveaways in list form or clink the images below:







With all the love and snuggles, ~L.B. xx


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