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!


A Peek Inside

December 3rd, 2013

We’ve officially entered my favorite time of year. The house is extra warm and cozy with all the holiday decorations out and about, the baking cabinet is stocked with all the ingredients I need for my many baking projects, the invitations have been sent for my annual holiday dessert party, and I’ve adopted a soldier this year.

On the work front, I just finished writing Amish mystery # 4 and I really, really like this book. I learned a lot about Pennsylvania law as it pertains to a certain crime. Fascinating stuff! I also introduce a new Amish character (one who happens to be on Rumspringa) into this book. Her name is Annie and I’m already quite fond of her.

Now, before you think you’ve missed something on account of me turning in book #4…you haven’t.  SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS, the 3rd book in the series, will be out March 4th and I’m currently doing what’s known as “final pass edits” on the book. I’ll be turning those back around to my editor by the end of the week so they can put the book into the production stage.

I’ll be doing a decent number of book events for this release, so be sure to keep checking the margin here on your right (where I list where/when I’ll be). I’m adding more things all the time!

If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, please do. I only send an e-newsletter out 2-3 times a year and all of your information stays with me. That’s a promise.

Good luck with everything you have to do these next few weeks, and remember to relax and enjoy it all, too!