Monday, 8 April 2013

Laura Diamond's TSAVO PRIDE

Today I'm thrilled to be helping Laura Diamond announce the release of her spin-off short story, TSAVO PRIDE. How exciting is that?

Author Laura Diamond had such a blast sharing her PRIDE series with you that she’s decided to self-publish a spin-off short story. Set in 1890’s Kenya and based on the man-eating lions of Tsavo, this young adult paranormal short has a decidedly horroresque bent to it.

Here’s a teaser trailer on YouTube:

Rogue shapeshifters, Santamo and Legeny, believe they are kings blessed with the power to shift into lions. Using that strength, they brutally defend their land from the British building the Ugandan Railroad that threatens their way of life. On a particularly ruthless raid, Santamo meets his match—Naserian. He spares the girl’s life, a move that fractures his relationship with Legeny and blurs his visions of cleansing his territory of invaders.

While the pile of bones in Santamo and Legeny’s cave grows, so does Santamo’s attraction to Naserian. When she challenges him to give up his murderous ways, will Santamo stay on the path of death he believes is his duty, or will he choose Naserian, and love?

TSAVO PRIDE is NOW AVAILABLE via Amazon for $0.99! Amazon Prime members can borrow it for free. ;)

About Laura Diamond:

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. Her Young Adult Paranormal Romance novelette, NEW PRIDE, and novel, SHIFTING PRIDE, debuted late 2012 from Etopia Press. A spin off short story based on the lions of Tsavo, TSAVO PRIDE, is now available. A short story, CITY OF LIGHTS AND STONE, is in the DAY OF DEMONS Anthology by Anachron Press and another short, BEGGING DEATH, is in the CARNAGE: AFTER THE END Anthology Volume One by Sirens Call Publications. Forthcoming novels include a young adult adventure, ZODIAC COLLECTOR, and young adult dystopians, ENDURE and EVOKE. 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.

Find Laura Diamond on the web:

Goodreads author page

Thank you, Laura. The cover and trailer are simply stunning - they make me want to reach right in and join the characters. I shall be downloading this one today.

Don't forget to call back on Wednesday, when I'll be interviewing this week's Speculative Fiction Writer, Jadie Jones. I'll also be taking part in this month's Indie Life, where I'll be talking about Passing Time One Month On.


  1. Shared and tweeted!

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. Most enjoyable to read Ellie.
    Look forward to Wednesday.


  3. All the best to Laura!! The book cover is totally stunning! Take care

    1. Thanks! Danielle Fine did a great job with the cover--I recommend her highly as a cover artist and editor!

  4. Wow, Laura. This one sounds awesome! I love these lions. I'm also impressed with what you've done with the cover. It's not often you see YA covers in yellows, golds, and oranges. It's beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Ellie.

  5. Holy Cats! Love this idea for a book! Very unique. The book trailer was mesmerizing and very well done.

    Congrats, Laura!
    CD Coffelt ponders at Spirit Called
    And critiques at UnicornBell

    1. Thanks so much!

      I really had fun making the trailer, too.

  6. It's like a new twist on the Ghost and the Darkness movie! Very unique setting, Laura.

    1. Thanks, Alex. Boy, that was a great movie, right? ;)

  7. Huzzah for Laura! I so dropped the ball on this one, obsessing over my A to Z that I forgot to post. I hope Laura can forgive me.

    1. No worries! Thanks for your support.

  8. Love, love, love the cover! Congrats to Laura. I'm glad that she is doing well. :)



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