Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lauralynn Elliott Book List

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Giveaway at Just Judy's Jumbles Facebook Party
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Just Judy's Jumbles Blog Party
 Interview with Lauralynn Elliot
When did you start writing?
I started writing somewhere between 8-10 years old. My first story was written on index cards and was about a girl named Angel.

What is your favorite genre?
This is tough. I'm not sure I have a favorite genre. Horror and mystery are probably my top two, if I had to pick. I like a thread of romance even in horror books when possible.

Do you enjoy reading your own stories?
Well...yes. Should I admit that?

Favorite book or character you have written?
Haunted Lake is the book that's probably dearest to my heart. That's mostly because I love the main male character, John.

Any advice for those who are just starting out?
Make sure your books are edited well before publishing, especially for typos and wrong word usage. There is so much competition out there right now, and we have to be the best we can be if we want to rise to the top. And don't give up!

Do you read the same types of books you write? Not always. I read a little bit of everything. Most of my books have been paranormal romance, but I did write a short horror book called The Gnome, and my upcoming release, Hearts of Evil, would probably be classified as horror. I'm trying to branch out into new areas.
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Coming soon....
Fire Wizard
Trailer for Fire Wizard
Fire Wizard
Niki Hansen loves being a firefighter. In fact, it’s her whole life. She is there on her days off and all the friends she has are her fellow firemen. She’s drawn to fire and it seems it don’t hurt or burn her. And then things change, someone is starting fires that burn hotter and faster and people are dying.

Finn McLain spots the beautiful firefighter as he stands watching the fire that he knows is not normal. One of their own has gone rogue. Who could it possibly be? He knows every fire wizard in the area. How could they do this? Take lives? And why is he so drawn to that woman who seemed to walk through the flames as she rescued a child?

I really enjoyed this, it had a unique story line and characters that drew you in, like Finn. Others you wanted to smack like the stodgy old council members who had become stale in their comfy positions. Enjoying all the perks of being in charge and bossy without ever really seeming to care. And an old but true lesson...how easy it is to let power go to one’s head.
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Libby Fox Series
Libby Fox Trilogy: Vampires' Curse
My Reviews
These books are sold separately, I'm glad I had the trilogy as I couldn't stop reading after the first book. You know more is going to happen. They are shorter books and easy reads. There is romance, but it's somewhat secondary to the suspense going on. It is all told from Libby's point of view as well.
 Book 1: Dark Relic
Private investigator Libby Fox is approached by Adam Ryder to help find a young girl who was kidnapped while in his care. And he's willing to pay a nice fee to get her back. This case changes everything Libby ever believed to be true. Vampires existed but there were others out there who are more evil. And could she fall for a man who was dead in the day and needed blood donors to survive? And what about the relic?

Book 2: Secrets of the Wolf
At least Adam Ryder was sending more business Libby Fox's way. One of his rich neighbors hired her to find a missing book. Again with the mystery though. And then she gets her second big whammy in a few weeks, vampires are not the only paranormals living in her world. And she still is undecided whether she can have a relationship with the handsome vampire or not. What happened to her boring life?

Book 3: Search for the Vampire's Curse
The nasty vampire hunter Fiona is on the move, using the relic for its evil purpose. Libby Fox will do all she can to protect Adam and the other vampires from the relic. Even if she's still undecided about Adam and his all or nothing ultimatum. Their chase for the relic leads them to the jungles of Brazil. Libby is running out of time to decide about Adam. She either can give him her all or learn to live without him, forever.
**Mild sexual situations
Book 1: Dark Relic
Libby Fox is just a regular private investigator, snooping on cheating business partners and wayward husbands. That is, until Adam Ryder walks into her office and asks her to find a missing person. Before she even gets a chance to do much investigating, it turns out that the missing person has been kidnapped to force a trade for a beautiful and dangerous artifact, and Libby’s job description changes to hostage exchange. But there is more to her client than she could possibly have realized, and Libby is drawn into a world darker than she dreamed had existed. Now she’s torn between the feelings she’s beginning to have for Adam, and the fact that he lives in a world she’s not sure she can be a part of.
Book 2: Secrets of the Wolf
While private investigator, Libby Fox, is still trying to wrap her mind around the fact that vampires exist and that she actually has feelings for one of them, she’s drawn into yet another case where there’s more to her client that meets the eye. When Blake Harding walks into her office, hiring her to find a secret book very important to his family, Libby has no idea of the danger involved. She learns that there are things out there more dangerous than vampires as she searches for the Secrets of the Wolf.
Book 3: Search for the Vampires' Curse
The third and final novella of the Libby Fox Series, Search for the Vampires’ Curse, takes Libby, Adam, and friends from the bayous of Louisiana to the rain forest in Brazil. In this story, the search for the deadly cross introduced in book one continues. Meanwhile, Libby and Adam continue to question whether or not a relationship between them is possible. Will Libby take a chance and ignore her fears, or will she let Adam go for good? Find out the answers in the conclusion of the Libby Fox series.
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Loving the Dead and the Undead
Collection of three novellas: Club Blood, See Me and Guardian Vampire
Club Blood
A murder seems cut and dried to Detective Kelly Harrison. Her new partner, the extremely handsome Detective Ethan James, suggested she look at the case with an open mind. She had trouble looking at anything but him, he was perfection.

It seems her new mysterious partner knows more than what he’s saying, and she doesn’t like that he’s holding back secrets. When the truth is revealed, however, Kelly needs to stop and take a good look at her life and decide which path to follow. This story is told from Kelly’s point of view only.

This is a novella with a really good story line, just not as polished as the author’s books that were written after this first one. Lauralynn Elliott does not pretty up her vampires and their nature as many books do, and yet they are characters that will grab your heart.
**Mild sensual content 
See Me
When Maddi Drake inherits a home of her own, she finds herself having to share the space. Her guest doesn't take up much room but he has taken a disliking to the handsome David Goliath who is helping her fix up the house and sharing dinners with her.

Maddi soon finds herself in a dilemma. On one hand she has David who is real and handsome. On the other hand, she finds herself attracted to her unseen guest who really doesn't communicate very well. Or does he?

This was a quick and enjoyable read. The story pulled me in and didn't let go until the end. There was a touch of mystery, an annoying Realtor, a cat, romance and humor. I really enjoyed it.
Guardian Vampire
Kendall St. John loves playing her little games at the club. Proving to herself she’s irresistible to any man there, but stopping the game short of taking anyone home with her. Until one night, one man, her first rejection. Wandering off in a pout she witnesses something so horrible, her mind blocks it. And now someone wants to kill her.

Logan Steele is trying to protect his way of life and find out who is behind the disappearances of people from the club. The beautiful and spoiled rotten Kendall has the answer. He’s hired as her bodyguard, but finds himself having to protect her from the enemy and himself.

Loved this story. It was one of those books that I couldn’t put down until the end. This is a novella.
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The Beast in the Mirror
.99 at Amazon   FREE at Smashwords 
The Beast was once a playboy in modern day England. After being enticed by a beautiful woman, he quickly saw that within her she was pure evil. She didn't take rejection well and turned his good looks into something beastly. Giving him a unbreakable mirror so he could always see his horrid face.

Rose was enjoying her new surroundings. She lived in a lovely cottage with her folks and there were beautiful ruins nearby that she loved to paint. And then she met someone who lived within the ruins.

Christopher longs for Rose to care for him, but has no idea how will react to his cursed face. He's no longer the proud playboy with the handsome looks. He's the Beast who just longs for love. This is only about nine pages long, yet tells a whole story.
Soul of a Vampire
Nikolas Petrou was a good and moral man until one blind-soul-stealing-date. With every bit of humanity he had left in him, he was determined to get his soul back. Only the darkness had it’s pull on his life as well. Nik didn’t know how or why but after meeting Tessa, he just knew she had the key to helping him. If the dark didn’t take over first.

Tessa Garrett worked at the museum with the paranormal artifacts. She could ‘feel’ something about them, but to face the facts that the things that went bump in the night were real was a whole different thing.

Nik is so easy to fall in love with...his good side at least. A really good book that I couldn’t put down once I started reading. Lauralynn’s vampires aren’t always nice and controlled. They truly do have their dark sides.
**Sensual content
The Gnome
Book Blurb:
When Tara Reed inherits her grandmother’s house, she shudders at the ugly lawn ornaments she finds, one which is even politically incorrect. Although she plans to eventually get rid of them, she decides to leave them until her friends come for a visit so they can all have a laugh. Little does she know there’s much more to these statues, and to her family, than she can imagine. 

When the sheriff, Jake Tyler, tells her the circumstances surrounding her grandmother’s death, she begins to wonder if there’s something strange going on at her house. When her friends come for a visit, Tara realizes they are all being hunted by something supernatural. Tara and her friends fight for their lives in this tale of magic and horror. Will any of them survive the creatures that have been brought to life by one man’s selfish purposes? Will the sheriff be able to save Tara, or will she have to depend on herself for survival? Find out in this chilling story of terror, friendship, and love.

My Review:
Tara Reed is rather surprised to find out that she has inherited her grandmother’s house. Being she was always the woman’s least favorite grandchild. Along with the house she has also inherited a host of creepy looking lawn ornaments. At least living in Road’s End does lead her to the handsome sheriff.

Sheriff Jake Tyler is starting to wonder about the beautiful woman who is new to town. She seems a bit paranoid. But then again, he can never forget the 911 call from her grandmother. Maybe Tara has a good reason to be paranoid.

Wow! I loved this book even while pulling up my big girl panties and peeping through my hands while reading. Okay, so I couldn’t cover my eyes and read, but if this was a movie, I definitely would have been doing that. The author has written a fabulous horror story that includes some humor and a touch of romance. All I can add to this review is that I won’t be buying any lawn ornaments in the near future.
Haunted Lake
After losing her best friend in a fire, Rachel Madison rents a cabin on Misty Lake, trying to work through her guilt and sorrow. While there, she meets two men, one good looking and friendly and the other handsome, but scarred. Soon, she realizes that the peace she was trying to find here wasn’t to be, as supernatural events begin to take place. The strange encounters with ghosts at the lake cause Rachel to form a strong bond of friendship with the two men. The three friends move closer and closer to danger as the events unfold to a possible tragic result. 
A Rocky Path
After losing her husband, Emily Adams leaves the life she has begun to hate and starts a new life in Maine, working for a well-known author. As she explores a path down to the rocky shoreline, she meets a very talented artist who is both attractive and mysterious. She finds herself falling for him, but there is something strange and puzzling about this man. Then Emily finds some old letters, journals and paintings which cause her to make a shocking discovery about the man she loves that changes everything about their relationship and everything she believed about the world.
Starfane
When Lauren Drake takes a job redecorating a house, she never dreamed her life was going to change so drastically. She is given a room with a large mural on the wall depicting a world much different from her own. One day she steps through the mural into Starfane. In this strange and beautiful world she finds herself having to choose between two men – one very good, and one very bad. In the meantime, she is working desperately to help a man in her own world find out why he has lost the ability to feel. Lauren finds love, desire, anguish, and danger in Starfane…but she never could have imagined the real truth behind the mural and the three men in her life.
Hearts of Evil
After horror author, Lily Grey, has a bad experience in the city of Atlanta, she moves to a small town on the Florida panhandle, Eden Beach. Little does she know, this small town has dark secrets and a history of violence. Lily finds herself attracted to the sheriff, Rob Vega, but he seems to be dealing with his own demons. As she does more research on the town, she is horrified, yet fascinated by the murders committed in this deceptively pleasant little town. Lily learns more from a preacher she meets in a little church on the beach, but she knows he is hiding something, too. She soon realizes she is in danger, and even though the sheriff would do anything in his power to protect her, there are powerful forces at work. Will Lily and Rob be able to overcome the evil that lurks in this little town? Or will Lily fall prey to the Hearts of Evil? 

This book is full of mystery, horror, and the supernatural with a little romance thrown in.
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Boxed Sets
Paranormally Yours Boxed Set : Soul of a Vampire
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5 comments:

  1. Loved the interview! Shared this page with my sister and my daughter.

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  2. I just want to say how grateful I am to Judy for hosting me here. And, also for all of you who have taken the time to come here to this page and check out my books. You are all awesome!

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