Featured Stories and Free Books from this Week’s AuthorBuzz

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Dear Reader,

See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.


Dear Reader,

When Alexandra and I started this series three years ago, it was with a phone conversation. Just to, you know, get acquainted, see if we wanted to write the same kinds of books – and if we had that elusive chemistry. Well, with over twenty stories published and so many readers who keep telling us they love this series, I think chemistry has definitely been established. And, we both believe, a wonderful friendship as well. Great reads do that to you, don’t they?

We’d love to hear about your friendships, and if there were books that brought you together.

Happy Reading and Much Love,

Laura and Alexandra

Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies.




Dear Reader,

What is the greatest stand you’ve taken? In my first novel, The Weight of Him, 400 lb. Billy Brennan believes his greatest stand is his public weight loss campaign to raise money for suicide prevention—after his 17-year-old son takes his own life. But Billy’s unconventional crusade is only the beginning of his realizing his full purpose and power, and moving many hearts. Pulitzer prizewinner Robert Olen Butler says The Weight of Him is ”achingly lovely.”

Write me at [email protected] for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies!

Thank you,

Ethel Rohan


Dear Reader,

On Memorial Day, bombings cripple major US cities. Sabine flees Washington DC, seeking safety with other refugees. But surrounded by chaos, and unable to remember her family or identity, who can she trust?

“Gay mines every great trick of storytelling for a fast, yet deep, tale of a world and people on the brink.” David L. Robbins, New York Times bestselling author. I’m giving away five copies of SHELTER OF LEAVES. Write to [email protected] for a chance to win one.


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