Time for an Update

May 20th, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve popped in with an update, so I thought I’d do one today.

I’ve been busy writing, editing, and writing some more since SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS came out in March. I’ve also been fielding some very nice emails from readers who loved the new book (they always make me so happy–so thank you!).

As for what I’m working on now, I recently finished final pass edits on my next Sewing Circle Mystery (written as Elizabeth Lynn Casey). That book, TAKEN IN (the 9th in the series) will be out August 5th. I’ll be sending out a newsletter as that day gets closer, so if you haven’t signed up to receive one yet, please do so on the home or contact page of this site. I send out a newsletter no more than four times a year and it’s always chock full of neat updates about my series, etc.

SUSPENDERED SENTENCE, the 4th book in my Amish Mysteries, is written and a cover is being designed. I hope to have something to share with you on that soon. In the meantime, just know it will be out next March.  I’ll be getting to work on writing the 5th, shortly.

As always, thanks for being a fan. It’s because of you, and others like you, that my series are successful. Thank you.


Hitting Lists

March 26th, 2014

I want to thank all of you who purchased my latest release, SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS. The book hit several national bestseller lists in its first and second week of publication (still waiting on numbers for week three) and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you, too, for the kind emails and wonderful reviews that have been posted about the book. It seems Jakob has really touched a few heartstrings in this book!

If you read and liked the book, please help spread the word. If you know of someone you think would enjoy the book, too, consider picking up a second copy for them as a gift.

As for what’s on the horizon now? SUSPENDERED SENTENCE (the 4th book in the series) will be out next March. I hope to have a cover to share with you in the next few months. In the meantime, if you’re not signed up for my e-newsletter, be sure to do that here on the website. I sent out an e-newsletter about 3 times a year and it keeps you up to date on everything that’s going on.

Finally, I still have a few more events coming up, so be sure to check the margin on the right-hand side of this page for details!

Launch Week is Here!

March 2nd, 2014

This is it, launch week for SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS (the third book in my Amish Mystery series) is finally here!

I can’t wait for all of you to read this book and to fall in love with the people of Heavenly, PA, all over again.

I will be doing some signings in March and April to coincide with the new book, but, for those of you who can’t make any of my events (listed in the margin to your right), I have a “blog tour” going on right now. Some of the blogs will simply offer a review, others will have a review and a chance to get your hands on a book, and others will have all of those things plus a post from/about the book/me.

So, in the event you’d like to check out what these reviewers are saying about the book, and, in some cases, read something I’ve put together, too, then here’s where/when I’ll be (internet-wise) this week and next.

1) March 3rd: www.debsbookbag.blogspot.com (review/giveaway).

2) March 4th:  www.onceuponatwilight.com (review/giveaway).

3) March 5th: www.escapewithdollycas.com (review/guest post from me),  www.socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com (guest post from me/giveaway), and http://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2014/03/shunned-and-dangerous-by-laura-bradford.html (review/giveaway).

4) March 7th:  www.drusbookmusing.com (review/giveaway/guest post from me), www.mochasmysteriesmeows.com (giveaway/guest post from me).

6) March 8th:  http://networkedblogs.com/Uoz2w (guest post/giveaway).

***And finally, I did an interview with Destination Amish on Feb 24th. That interview can still be read by going to: www.destinationamish.com.

As for what’s next after SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS?

The 4th book in the series, SUSPENDERED SENTENCE–will be out in March 2015. :)


The Countdown Is On

January 20th, 2014

We’re just about 7 weeks away from the release of SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS (the 3rd book in my Amish Mysteries) and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait for all of you to see what Claire, Jakob, and the gang are up to this time!

While the book doesn’t officially release until March 4th, its is available for pre-order now. A little known fact for book lovers centers around the importance of a book’s first week of sales (which includes pre-order numbers). A fantastic first week, in fact, can make all the difference in the world for a series.

So if you’re a fan of the series and know you want to read SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS as soon as it comes out, consider the notion of stopping by your local bookstore and placing an order for the book now.

I’ll be posting the first chapter excerpt of SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS in the next few weeks, so be sure to stop back soon for a peek at the opening!