Monday, 5 November 2012

Laura Diamond New Pride Novella Launch

It's been a busy few days in the blogging and publishing world. Last week we had the cover reveal for Donna Hosie's The Fire of Merlin, String Bridge by Jessica Bell was available as a free download, NaNoWriMo officially started, and on Friday Laura Diamond launched her prequel novelette, New Pride.

Today I'm handing over to Laura to tell us about New Pride.

 New town, new love, new terror.

It’s here! My prequel novelette, NEW PRIDE, was released on Friday. I’m SO stoked for it to run wild in the world.

NEW PRIDE was born from my upcoming novel, SHIFTING PRIDE (coming December 7, 2012!). In SHIFTING PRIDE, the main character, Nickie, searches for her missing father, Richard…and NEW PRIDE is all about Richard’s journey to independence and new love.


A shape-shifter without a pride, Richard Leone strikes a tenuous friendship with power hungry, Derek, from an unstable, rogue group. On a hunt in the forest, they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire. Derek tells the rogue pride and they bristle at humans trespassing on their territory. Richard risks life and tail to protect his secret and the humans—especially Molly—while simultaneously trying to win her heart. When Molly is kidnapped, he faces taking on the rogue pride alone, but quickly finds he has to put his trust in Derek, not only to rescue his new love, but to ensure the rogue pride doesn’t wreak havoc on his new town.

Author Laura Diamond:

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, horror, and middle grade. Her short story, City of Lights and Stone, is in the Day of Demons anthology by Anachron Press (April 2012) and her apocalyptic short story, Begging Death is in the Carnage: Life After the End anthology by Sirens Call Publication (coming late 2012). Her debut young adult paranormal romance, SHIFTING PRIDE, is coming December 2012 by Etopia Press. When she's not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer , and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member for her four cats and a Pembroke Corgi named Katie. 

How to find Laura Diamond on the web:

YouTube interview: In The DM Zone—Talking about SHIFTING PRIDE

Thank you, Laura. I particularly enjoyed the interview on The DM Zone. Congratulations on the launch and the upcoming publication of Shifting Pride.

On Wednesday Barbara Ann Wright will be my first Speculative Fiction Writer guest. Please call back to cheer her along.

Even though I pre-wrote all of my November posts, I could not resist adding a couple of extra lines to say I reached 9567 words by the end of NaNoWriMo Day Four - that's 10% of my YA novel. Go WriMos!


  1. Good for you on NaNo and pre-writing your posts.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. Yeah for Laura and for you! Keep writing.

  3. Am cheering Laura for her fab book and you too Ellie for totally ROCKING your wrimo word count!! YAY!! Take care

  4. Congrats on your word count so far! Cool book cover good luck, Laura.

  5. Cool interview, Laura. All success!

  6. Sounds like a cool book! And renovating an old mansion - how interesting and fun.

    Way to go on your Nano goal, Ellie!

  7. ZOMGAH LAURA! *waves. She's my favorite shrink in the whole wide paranormal world.

  8. A family of werepanthers, lost fathers and rogue prides, nothing out of the ordinary then :)


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