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July 31, 2018, my first published book released! Also on that day, I became a Bestseller when Silent Siren (Climatic Climacteric, Book 1) hit #1 in the UK in its category, as well as #1 Hot New Release in a category in the US. I'd say that's entering the scene with a bang (no, I'd say with an eruption, because volcanophile)! Never did I expect such overwhelming interest! I'm so, so, so humbled and grateful. And just this week, Silent Siren received a 5-STAR review from Readers Favorite:

"Silent Siren delivers a riveting YA story woven with important topics, mystery, action-packed moments, and endearing characters. L.B. Carter breathes life into an engaging story that opens up conversations about the climate." Since then, I've released 4 more books, completing the Climatic Climacteric trilogy and releasing a standalone in a totally different genre, became an International Bestseller (twice over), won an award, and kicked off a new series in yet another genre! (Pst have you checked that out yet? Grab One Loan Soul, book 1 in a new dark paranormal urban fantasy.

MIND BLOWN! I can't believe I've published even once let alone accomplished all I have as an author in a year (while moving across the country and starting a new day job) and with >4.5-star ratings. I have so many to thank -- the authors and mentors who kicked my butt into publishing but mostly THANK Y'ALL for reading my books!

Gushing Oscars-esque speech aside, to celebrate this 1-year anniversary, I have a few things for you to thank you for your love! NOTE: All of these are only available for a limited time! Click the link/image to see if they're still open.

1. A HUGE giveaway from yours truly! You could be one of three to win a Kindle Fire tablet, signed paperback, custom T-shirt and/or swag (or Amazon gift cards if you're international). Open July 19-Aug 2.