Sunday, 18 August 2019

Excerpt: Catching A Wizard (Grimalkin Academy: Kittens #2)


 Catching A Wizard Grimalkin Academy Catacombs Laura Greenwood

Catching A Wizard

Heartbroken and rejected, Daphne has to find a way to carry on if she wants to stay at Grimalkin Academy following the events of Catching A Vampire. 

With her brother still intent on finding the old family spell, and his best friend still trying to get Daphne to agree to a date, she has her hands full. Even if what she really wants to do is make a vampire forgive her. 

Can they find the spell? And can Daphne convince Heath to forgive her?

Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs Series

  1. Catching A Vampire: books2read.com/catchingavampire (part of the Paranormal Academy boxed set) 
  2. Catching A Wizard: books2read.com/catchingawizard (releases 16th September) 
  3. Catching A Warlock: books2read.com/catchingawarlock (releases 30th September) 

Please Note

Copyright 2019 Laura Greenwood. This is an unedited excerpt and is still subject to change. 

Excerpt



I don't look at Heath as I sit down in my seat. It's been weeks and he still won't talk to me, even when he should for class. And every damned time it breaks my heart. We may only have been out on a couple of dates, but apparently, that's enough to have my heart beating over time and make me desperate to win him back. 
Which is hard when he won't even look at me. Though on the plus side, if he's going out of his way to avoid making eye contact, he probably feels the same way I do. At least, that's what I'm hoping. 
"Alright, settle down, class," Professor Phillips announces, tapping a wooden ruler against his chalkboard. 
Everyone instantly does as he says. I think it's a vampire thing because I still can't get my head around how young he looks. The others aren't phased by it at all. 
"Today we'll be learning about Edward T. Burke. Can anyone tell me who he is?" 
My hand shoots up in the air. 
"Yes, Miss Chambers?" He smiles at me, probably because he likes having a witch in the class. On a technicality, all the classes at Grimalkin can be taken by vampires or witches, but we very rarely mix. 
Come to think of it, it's a little odd there aren't any other supernaturals in the Academy, but maybe they study at other places.
 "He's the first supernatural to become a member of parliament," I say. 
He nods. "Indeed he is. At first, he refused to reveal what kind of supernatural he was. Why do you think that might be?" He looks around the room for the next person to choose to answer. 
I long to put my hand back up in the air, but I refrain. It's already been made clear that the fellow students in my politics class don't like it when I try to answer everything, so I'm trying to hold back. 
"He didn't want anyone in the parliament to know his weaknesses," Emma answers. 
My lips curl into a snarl. Just her presence in the same room gets to me. It's bad enough that she's a rival for my spot as the best in class, but she's also interested in Heath. Which is a mild way of saying they're sort of engaged but not really. 
Professor Phillips nods again. He does that a lot, I think it must be some kind of personal weird trait. 
"Exactly the case. He was a shifter, though it still remains a mystery as to what kind he was." He pauses, looking around the room again, probably to check who's paying attention. Probably everyone, he has a certain way about him that commands the attention of the room. 
"Sir?" one of the guys at the back asks. 
"Yes, Terry?" 
"Why did we elect a shifter to represent us?" Terry asks. 
The professor takes a deep breath, probably buying himself some time to come up with a way of answering the question that didn't make Terry feel stupid. Professor Phillips is good at that. 
"We, as supernaturals, didn't vote for him. He was mixed in with the rest of the candidates for parliament and was voted for by supernaturals and humans living in that constituency. We believe there may have been supernatural candidates before, but they didn't get into power. However, there are no real records of this, so it's just hearsay." 
I scribble down notes as he talks. I still don't know how this class is being graded, but I suspect it's going to be an essay or research project of some kind. Most of them seem that way. Surprising, given we're first years, but I love doing the research, so it's hardly an issue. 
But that means I need to write down everything. I never know what might seem insignificant now, may turn out to be just the thing I need further down the line. 
"I want you to turn to the person next to you," Professor Phillips starts. 
A lot of shuffling follows, but Heath and I just sit still, eyes forward and refusing to accept one another exists. 
"That's the person you're going to working with for the rest of the month. I want you to prepare a campaign much like the one Mr Burke did. You're running for office and everyone around you knows that you're a supernatural, but you're appealing to the human public. You have until the thirty-first to complete your task and hand in the assignment."
Heath's hand flies into the air, and dread fills me. What's he going to ask? Does he really not want to work with me this badly?
"No, you can't swap your partner." Professor Phillips gave him a disapproving look. "Besides, Miss Chambers is one of the smartest people in this room, you're lucky to have her on your team," he says softer, probably so none of the other students overhear by accident. 
I should feel pride at his compliment, but instead, I just feel the reminder that Heath doesn't want anything to do with me. It leaves a rather bitter taste in my mouth. 


Catching A Wizard Releases on 16th September, and you can pre-order here: books2read.com/catchingawizard

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Completed Series (So Far!)

Hi everyone! I realised I've been a little neglectful in posting things other than new release alerts (though at least I'm remembering them!) but I'm planning on changing that now! I will be posting more excerpts from up-coming books here, as well as doing posts like this one a bit more! 

But moving on from that, this post is about my completed series! I know some people don't like starting a series until they know it's finished, and that's okay! Read the way you want to! And to help, here's a little about my seven completed series (and if all goes to plan, another four will be joining the list by the end of 2019! 


You can click on the individual covers to be taken to a retailer of your choice. Other than Valentine Pride, all of these books are available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Apple, Google Play, and select other retailers. Valentine Pride will be joining the others soon! 

Ashryn Barker Trilogy (Urban Fantasy)


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The first thing to know is that the Ashryn Barker Trilogy is also complete in audio! (If you click on the series title above, you'll be taken to a page where you can listen to samples!) This is an urban fantasy series with very light romance between Ashryn and the vampires who have taken her in. She's very snarky, and has had her world turned upside down. 

You can start with Shattered Illusions (which is FREE!) and there's also the Ashryn Barker Boxed Set!

The Paranormal Council (Paranormal Romance)


The Dryad's Pawprint The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood The Vixen's Bark The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood The Necromancer's Prey The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood The Vampire's Bite The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood The Witch's Stripes The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood The Paranormal Council Laura Greenwood

If you're an audio fan (this is a theme here!) then books 1-3 of The Paranormal Council are available in audio! This is a shifter romance series with a little bit of heat. Each book follows a different couple, which gives a hint into different problems - including arranged marriages, reluctant mates, and new vampires!

You can start with The Dryad's Pawprint (which is FREE!) or you can grab The Paranormal Boxed Set and save $5!

The Renegade Dragons, co-written with Arizona Tape (Paranormal Romance)


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Renegade Dragons is also complete in audio! Join Lola and her mates as they find each other, play lots of games (video ones), flirt badly, and get a little drunk! If you're looking for saving the world, this is not the series for you - it's light-hearted, flirty, fun and nothing more!

You can start with Fifth Soul, or get the Renegade Dragons Boxed Set!


Twin Souls Trilogy, co-written with Arizona Tape (Paranormal Romance)


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Soulswap is out in audio already, Soulshift is currently in production. Twin Souls is a paranormal romance series with a Freaky Friday Twist. Ayra and Tate were born in the wrong bodies...and with the wrong soulmates. Luckily, they seem cursed to wake up in each other's bodies and find their rightful places. Please note: Soulshift (Ayra) and Soulswap (Tate) can be read in either order, but both must be read before Soultrade (both their POVs!)

You can start with Soulswap or Soulshift. Or you can grab the Twin Souls Boxed Set


Valentine Pride, co-written with L.A. Boruff (Paranormal Romance)


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Valentine Pride is a steamy shifter romance with mountain lions and a rare brown unicorn (and a side story about a Platypus and her wolves!) there's a little bit of suspense, but this one focuses mostly on the relationship between the characters. 

You can start with Unicorn Mates. This series will only be in Kindle Unlimited for a short amount of time. 

Seven Wardens, co-written with Skye MacKinnon (Fantasy/Paranormal Romance)


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Books 1 & 2 of Seven Wardens are available in audio. This is a fantasy/paranormal series following kelpie-shifter, Macey, as she has to work out the best way to save the world. There's action, adventure, romance, and a lot of unusual mythology - it was so strange, that we even included custom drawings in the books themselves! 

You can start with From the Deeps, or you can pick up Seven Wardens Books 1-4 and Seven Wardens Books 5-7 here. (The three spin-offs are included in the boxed sets)  

Rats: Tori (Steampunk)


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Rats: Tori is a series of quick short stories surrounding Tori and her husbands - otherwise known as Rats (not real rats, just people that live in the underbelly of society!) They're focused on being quick adventures and aren't romance heavy. 

You can start with Ruler of Rats. Or you can get the Rats: Tori Collection

Completing in 2019 (Hopefully!) 

I won't completely promise, as life does happen and things do get in the way, but these four series are ones I am (hopefully!) planning on completing in 2019: 

Friday, 16 August 2019

Audio Release: Soulswap, co-written with Arizona Tape

Soulswap Laura Greenwood Arizona Tape Twin Souls Trilogy f/f paranormal romance Susan Greenway Audio

The pain was back. It completely consumed me, devoured me. But I wanted it. 

This pain would take me to Sian. When I opened my eyes, I would be in the body that was supposed to be mine. And even if it was just for a little while, even I couldn't stay forever, it was worth it. She was worth it. 

I hugged myself. Time to go see the real love of my life. 

*

Soulswap is a paranormal romance with a Freaky Friday twist. (Which means body swapping, if you were as clueless as Arizona.) 

Books 1 & 2 in the Twin Souls series have concurrent timelines and can be heard in either order. This series is completed.



Thursday, 15 August 2019

New Release: Between the Sheets Vol. 2 Anthology

Unicorn Surprise Between the Sheets Vol. 2 Valentine Pride Reverse Harem L.A. Boruff Laura Greenwood


Slip between the sheets with us to discover the hottest deleted scenes, alternate POVs, and bonus scenes from some of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors. These steamy scenes get directly to the point between the sheets. You may want to consider reading with the phone off the hook and the door locked, and maybe line up a cold shower. We won’t judge.

All the content in this anthology has never been published before, but it's full of characters you love from authors you stalk. Enjoy these extra snippets of stories you can't get enough of!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

New Release: Magic and Mayhem Boxed Set

Magic and Mayhem paranormal academy romance reverse harem


Dear Reader, 

We're pleased to inform you that you've been accepted into the Magic and Mayhem Academy. Pack your bags and ready your wands for the beginning of a new term.

Packed with witches, shifters, and more, this collection of paranormal and fantasy academies has something for everyone. School was hard enough with the mean girls and exams, now there's wayward spells and fantastic creatures to contend with.

Get ready for some Magic and Mayhem.

INCLUDES BOOKS FROM: 

New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, MARGO BOND COLLINS, writing with IVY HEARNE

USA Today Bestselling Author, LAURA GREENWOOD writing with L.A. BORUFF

USA Today Bestselling Author, ARIZONA TAPE

USA Today Bestselling Author, CATHERINE BANKS 

USA Today Bestselling Author, LILI ZANDER

JOELY SUE BURKHART 

QUINN ARTHURS 

IPPY Gold Medal Winner, NIKKI LANDIS

KEIRA BLACKWOOD & LIZA STREET 

GRACE WHITE

BETHANY JADIN

TABITHA BARETT

CECILIA RANDELL

JALIZA A. BURWELL

GINA WYNN

Audiobook Release: Permission To Breathe Denied

Permission To Breathe Denied Laura Greenwood Dystopian Reverse harem rapunzel

What if you were stuck in a tower but didn't realize? 

Zel has lived her whole life in a penthouse suite. The best food, the best clothes, and the best entertainment at her fingertips with a mere push of a button. But there's something missing. And the online chat she has with Asher is her only connection to the outside world. 

But all of that is about to change, and Zel's life is about to be turned upside down. 

This is a dystopian stand-alone reverse harem with a twist. It was previously titled Hidden. Only the title and cover have changed.




Monday, 12 August 2019

There are NO rats in Rats: Tori


A few people have brought up that they were put off from reading Rats: Tori because they didn't want to read about rats, so I just wanted to take a moment to confirm that there are no actual rats in this collection. Rats is the term used by the nobility to talk about the people they deemed unworthy of living. This is a steampunk dystopian setting, all of the characters are 100% human! 

But I'll let Tori do the explanation (don't worry, no spoilers, this is the start of Ruler of Rats!)

BEWARE RATS was scrawled across the faded brown paper. I sighed. I really shouldn't be surprised. The establishment seemed to hate us Rats, even if it wasn't really our fault we were so...ratish. 
It was just because we were born in the shadows, or forced there by disfigurement. The accidents in the steam factories sending us here. Well, not me. I was one of the ones born to this. And I'd been climbing my way to the top ever since. It had only taken me a record twenty-four years to get close too. No other past leader had been under thirty, never mind under twenty-five. Which only made me more determined than ever to succeed

If you want to check out the series, you can here: 
Ruler of Rats: books2read.com/rulerofrats 
Collector of Rats: books2read.com/collectorofrats
Rats: Tori Collection: books2read.com/ratstori