Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe another year has gone by. This time last year I was anxiously awaiting my first release from Ellora's Cave. January 31st is my anniversary. It's been a fantastic year.

On January 31st I will host an anniversary party on the EC loop but I'll tell you more about that when it gets closer.

My January newsletter will release within the next few days. Check it out to discover the special contest/prizes I'll have this month.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and here's to an even better 2008!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Zarius releases tomorrow

If you're looking for todays's TT, it's below.

Zarius by L.A. Day
Releases tomorrow, December 28, 2007 from Ellora’s Cave

Setup:
Zar is a Rejan male that’s come to Earth to claim his mate. Star doesn’t know she has Rejan blood and thinks she has found the perfect man.

Excerpt:
Zar’s first thought upon feeling his mate pressed intimately against him was that she was even lovelier up close than at a distance. His second was decidedly more carnal and prompted him to take a step back before she felt his reaction.

From a distance, he had admired her. But up close, her radiant beauty caused his body to throb with desire. This he had expected. However, he had not expected what he thought was his heart turning over in his chest.

Zarius quirked a brow, unsettled by his own reaction but decidedly pleased with her response to him. This might be easier than he’d anticipated. After observing a few females of her kind, he had been concerned that she might be too independent to conform easily to Rejan ways.

As they entered the small restaurant Zar cast a suspicious gaze about, taking note of their surroundings. There were many Earthlings jammed into the small establishment. Out of habit, he scanned the occupants. Discovering nothing out of the ordinary, he led his mate to the counter.

Having partaken of a meal at several places since his arrival, he had found most of the foods he had ordered edible and some delicious even. He ordered the same as his mate—a tuna sandwich. What he received was mush on soft bread. He hoped the taste exceeded the smell.

“Oh my gosh,” Star exclaimed as she took her seat in a booth at the back of the crowded deli. “We haven’t introduced ourselves. My name is Star. Star Elliot.” Luminous eyes turned to him expectedly.

He had just taken a bite of his mush, which was not as bad as he feared. Hurriedly he chewed before responding. “I like your name.” He thought it very appropriate. “I am named Zarius. My closest friends address me as Zar.”

“Hmm, I like it. It’s different, like you. What’s your last name?” Her vivid green eyes danced as she spoke.

Her apparent innocence entranced Zarius. “El Kyr.”

Their eyes met and he observed a shiver shake her small frame. Her already rosy checks flushed. He knew his stare was making her uncomfortable but as long as their eyes met, they forged a connection. In his mind, he could see them together at his home on Reja. He could feel the warmth of her flesh beneath his. He could almost taste the sweet cream he knew gathered between her thighs.

Tearing his gaze from hers, he was not surprised to hear a small gasp escape her lips. He wondered if the connection was as strong for her. Could she feel his wants and desires, their need of each other? Did she understand their connection?

Zar watched her intently, reading the many expressions as they crossed her radiant face. Without Rejan shields, her emotions were transparent and he easily read confusion, desire and a little fear. She watched him silently as she nibbled her sandwich.

“I wish very much to see you again,” Zar whispered hoarsely. His heated gaze following her petal pink tongue as it darted out to lick her pouty lips. Reflexively, the muscles in his stomach tightened. His cock began to rise as his balls constricted at the thought of licking those ripe lips.

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TT #26

13 memories from this holiday some good some bad!

1. A good one- It was wonderful to see the family, many people that I haven’t seen in a long time. The cousin’s kids have grown so much and there were 3 new babies that I saw for the first time.
2. A bad one- The airport delays. We were lucky we only had an hour delay for fog.
3. Bad- Since it’s a short trip they use small planes. It was like a sardine can.
4. Good- Hanging out and relaxing with family.
5. Bad- They lost 2 of my 4 suitcases on the way home.
6. Good- Just watching my daughter enjoy herself.
7. Good- Spending Christmas with Nana for the first time since we moved to KY.
8. Bad- Leaving my dogs behind with my sister.
9. Good- All the delicious food.
10. Bad- How tight my clothes are now!
11. Good- Listening to all the stories from the relatives.
12. Bad- Sleeping in a different bed kills my back.
13. Good- It’s good to be home with my dh, daughter and puppies with beautiful memories to share. It would be better if they found my luggage

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Back home

Well, I'm home safe and sound from my trip to Chicago. I wish I could say the same for my luggage. The airline lost two pieces somewhere! Just sent my dh to Walgreens because I don't have a toothbrush at the moment. Of course, if they don't find it in 5 DAYS they will ask for a list of lost items. Thankfully they lost it on the way home and not on the way there. At least I have other clothes. My dh and daughter are shopping for makeup and other essentials that we lost. It's nice to send them out to take care of it.

Other than that it wasn't too bad. The flight to Chicago was an hour late. I'd forgotten how cold it is in Chicago and I didn't take a heavy jacket.

The family stuff went pretty good. No fights. No bloodshed! It's all good! (I am married into an Italian family)

Though I spent Christmas day with Austrian relatives and ate Austrian food which was awesome.

If I get my luggage back I'll be happy and thankfully that it's all over for another year.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays.
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope Santa is good to you.

Laura

Friday, December 21, 2007

Bloggin' at Nice n' Naughty

I’m bloggin’ at the Nice n’ Naughty today. We’re talking about genres.
Check it out and leave a comment. We’d love to know your opinion.

Nice n' Naughty
http://nicennaughtyauthors.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's out!!

I'm so excited. Adventures in Space: Owned is available at Changeling Press. This is my first release with Changeling and hopefully the first of a great series so I am doubly thrilled.

TT #25

This weeks TT is a list of my thirteen favorite Christmas gifts. Over the years, I have received some wonderful presents and this is some of my favorites, in no particular order!

1. Christmas 1994, I discovered I was pregnant with my beautiful daughter. She is the best present I could ask for.
2. Christmas 2001, we bought Sassy, our miniature schnauzer.
3. Christmas 2006, we bought Ellie, our yorkie.
4. When I was young I received a baby doll, I named Susie. She was my favorite.
5. A Fort Apache set.
6. A pair of gold earrings, my husband gave me the first Christmas we were dating which would have been 1984.
7. A trip to Las Vegas in 1990, we actually when over New Years though.
8. A clay ornament my daughter made for me.
9. The last Christmas card my mom ever sent me.
10. The angel for the top of my tree. My dh bought it for me the first year we were married, 1988.
11. A necklace my daughter got out of a bubble gum machine and gave to me. It may be a little tacky but it’s precious.
12. The special time I send with loved ones every Christmas.
13. The look on my daughter’s face every Christmas morning.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winner from Beth Wylde's chat

Val is the winner.
Val,
I emailed you offlist for your choice of title and format.
Thanks to everyone that participated.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nice N Naughty Blog

I'm blogging on friday at the new Nice and Naughty Blog.
What kind of hero are you looking for?
Do you like them hot?
Maybe you'd like to see a member of the geek squad as a hero.
Come tell me what you think is hot.

Nice N Naughty

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No TT this week!


Hey,
I've been really swamped so there's no TT this week but I thought I'd give you something yummy to look at.
Laura

Monday, December 10, 2007

Owned has a cover!



My December 21st release of Adventures in Space: Owned has a cover.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

TT #24

TT #24

This weeks TT was inspired while I was Christmas shopping for my niece. Looking through the games brought back a lot of memories and below is a list of some of my favorite games. (Get your mind out of the gutter. I don’t mean bedroom games!)

1. Monopoly
2. Clue
3. Uno
4. Guess Who
5. Password
6. Scrabble
7. Battleship
8. Twister
9. Connect Four
10. Yahtzee
11. Life
12. Trouble
13. Chinese Checkers


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Monday, December 03, 2007

Excerpt: Adventures in Space, Owned

This is an excerpt of my December 21st release from Changeling press.

Excerpt:
In her quarters, Aurelia’s hands shook as she smoothed her hair. The Jibodi Roll was too formal a look. She didn’t want John to think she was trying to impress him. Tugging the pins out of her hair, she brushed the long riotous curls. “Am I making a mistake?” she asked her reflection. The redheaded image smiled and shook its head. “I knew you would agree with me.” She’d learned the hard way to count only on herself. She made her own decisions and her own mistakes.

“If you are finished talking to yourself, I thought you might want to know, a hovercraft from the UGT detention facility just landed.” Ro smirked.

Aurelia’s stomach dropped. “Sweet heavens.” He was here. She hadn’t really believed the United Galactic Territories would sell him.

“It’s not too late. I can send him away.”

But, it was too late, years too late. It was too late the first time Michel brought John home. He’d been twenty-six to her nineteen, a man in every since of the word. It was a shame it had come to this. She had never thought he’d join the resistance and turn on Michel or her.

Trembling legs carried her through her small craft. Standing at the open airlock, a blast of hot air stole her breath. She rarely landed on Mateo-Alpha, she detested the arid landscape but she’d agreed to meet the detention ship here. It was a two-man UGT detention hauler. She waved her arm and the gangway opened. A large, shirtless man filled the opening. Neuro-locks encased his wrists but his dark head had a high tilt as he descended the stairs. He didn’t look abused. There was no obvious bruising or scarring.

“Aurelia Giat?” the droid proceeding John asked.

“Yes. I have the documentation. Here’s the purchase and release agreement.” Her hands shook but she worked hard to control the tremble in her voice.

Silently, the droid took the documents from her and scanned the papers. “All seems to be in order. From this point on you are responsible for John Blaten, ex-commander of The Galliant of the Halian Federation.”

“I understand.” Did her voice sound as wobbly as it felt?

The droid handed the papers along with a small disc back to her. “This is the neuro-control key.”

She rolled up the papers. “Thank you.”

Without another word, the droid turned and marched back up the stairs. The moment she had dreaded had arrived. She was alone with John. Swallowing deeply, she turned to look at her possession. Sucking in a ragged breath, she met his gaze. She might quake internally but she’d be damned if she’d show it. Flat, black eyes stared at her from a stoic face. Pursing her lips, she deliberately raked her gaze over his near naked frame and her pussy slicked with desire.

Perspiration dotted his golden skin and it gleamed. A sprinkling of chest hair tapered to disappear beneath the Federation uniform pants he still wore. They appeared to be a size too big as they rode low on his lean hips exposing well-defined abs. Under the loose fitting pants laid the evidence of his arousal.
Her mouth was suddenly dry. Aurelia closed her eyes as her knees nearly gave out. Oh, lord. He’s mine to do with, as I will. “Looks like you’re happy to see me.”

John’s expressionless gaze ran over her. “Or maybe I’m excited to be free.”

New release date!

Just got word that my first Changeling Press release, Adventures in Space, Owned has a new release date of December 21st!

I'm so excited to see how this one does.

I did it!

Well, I bit the bullet and went to the mall over the weekend. I cheated by getting there when they opened and beating the crowd. Actually, it wasn't too bad. It was just starting to fill up when we left at about 11:00am.

I made the mistake of taking my daughter with me so I bought very little for anyone but her. Lord, that girl can shop.

We met my sister and my niece out there so it was fun. They wouldn't let me stop at the bookstore though. They said they'd never get me out of there. LOL

I did get my daughter a new jacket and it's a good thing because it's turned cold. Urgh! I hate cold! Makes me want to stay in bed.