Query Kombat Success: Rick Wheeler and Dear Mr. President

I’m so thrilled to be able to share this post with you. Rick was part of my first Query Kombat as host, after being involved as first a Kontestant, then a judge. And I saw right away how special this story was. Take a peek at the original entry here. My Long and Slow Journey […]

ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS by Brenda Drake is now available!

Assassin of Truths (Library Jumper’s #3) Brenda Drake Published by: Entangled Teen Publication date: February 6th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Romance The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers. And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the […]


Wishing a very Merry Christmas to those of you who will be celebrating tomorrow, and a happy holidays to everyone. I’ve been working hard on the first book in my upcoming Gamer Girl series, and I’m relieved to say I don’t have to spend the entire holiday weekend holed up in my office, typing away. […]


In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman’s up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying–and delicious–dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . . Title: A Crazy Kind of Love Author: Mary Ann Marlowe Publisher: Kensington Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance Series: Flirting with Fame, #2 Format: Digital, Paperback, Audio Synopsis: Celebrities hold zero interest […]

A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE is now available!

Release Date November 28, 2017 Synopsis In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman’s up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying—and delicious—dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . . Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That’s a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is […]

Excerpt Blitz: A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE by Mary Ann Marlowe

Today, I’m excited to share with you an excerpt from A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE, the second book in Mary Ann Marlowe’s Flirting with Fame series. I was lucky enough to get to read an early draft of this book, and I adored it. I’m so glad that it’s going to be a book I can […]

NoQS Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street a success. With 19 requests for the Monsters, 31 for the Legions, and 39 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown:   Monsters Screams:2 Shrieks:8 Shivers:7 Total: 19 requests Minions Screams:10 Shrieks:23 Shivers:6 Total: 39 Legions […]

The NoQS Agent Round is Here!

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 14 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests.  Only agents are allowed to comment. IMPORTANT NOTE: Opera and Safari Browsers may NOT allow you to comment. Using another browser is HIGHLY recommended. If you have […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: CURTAIN RISING

Title: CURTAIN RISING Genre: Adult Women’s Fiction Word Count: 105,000 My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as:  The protagonist Missy has always done anything to support her family. Upon uncovering that her father Jack hid her adoption and that her real mother is alive, Missy decides it’s time to break free of her dad’s shackles. In […]


Title: A COUNTESS BETRAYEDGenre: Adult HistoricalWord Count: 98,000  My MC and MA (main antagonist) are dressed as: Royalty. One thing Elizabeth and her cousin Thurzó both have in common is how highly they regard their positions in the nobility while dreaming of having more power. Both dread sinking in status and becoming lesser than their peers. They would love […]

NoQS Adult Fantasy: GETTING BACK

Title: GETTING BACK Genre: Adult Fantasy Word Count: 72,000 My MC and MA are dressed as: Diana would refuse to dress up for Halloween, so she’d go as herself, a queen. However, Calla’s passive ambitions would drive her to dress up in a queen costume, crown and all. Calla would eat up the look on Diana’s face if […]