Author Archives: Laura Florand

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It’s Friday! What are you reading?

Friday Book Club! What are you reading this week/weekend? Anything you recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to?


(PS If you’re looking for recs, this often gets a lot more discussion on Facebook. But I keep up either place! I love hearing what people are reading and find most of my books that way.)

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Advanced Copies of Shadowed Heart–Emails sent!

Emails have gone out for the SHADOWED HEART advanced copies! If you don’t have an email, I am very sorry to disappoint you. I really appreciate all the support so much. The interest in advanced copies has increased a lot this past year, so I actually ended up doubling the number of names drawn to try to balance that out, but that still left a lot of people out, unfortunately.

I hope all of you enjoy it, and I’m very sorry not to be able to distribute copies to everyone! I really appreciate the support, and I’m so glad people are looking forward to this story. It really means a lot to me.

And I’m keeping a list of those who expressed interest, that I continue to add to and use for future advanced copies (ONCE UPON A ROSE!), too, so maybe next time!

Thanks so much to all of you again!

Permalink to Advanced Copies of SHADOWED HEART

Advanced Copies of SHADOWED HEART

Advanced copies of SHADOWED HEART:

First of all, a huge thank you to all of those who offered to beta read! As promised, I drew five names from those who offered but didn’t get the chance, and they’ve been emailed an offer of the advanced final copies now that those are ready. (If you don’t have an email, I’m sorry! It wasn’t you this time. )

I would also like to extend my usual offer to share 5 more advanced copies to anyone who is interested in reviewing on Amazon (and, ideally, also on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble or other sites you may use). These initial reviews, posted early upon release, really help get the discussion going about a new book, and are hugely important. If you think that would be something you would like to do, please let me know, and I’ll add you to the “reader reviewer” list from which I draw the names.

Thanks so much again for all your support of this book, to all of you!



Permalink to Friday Book Club: What are you reading?

Friday Book Club: What are you reading?

What are you reading this week and weekend? Anything you would recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to?

Mostly I’m reading non-fiction right now, but friend and colleague Katharine Ashe and Maya Rodale (the speaker who was here at Duke a few weeks ago for our Unsuitable event) have released a contemporary anthology with Caroline Linden and Miranda Neville that looks fun. (They are usually historical authors, except for Maya who writes both.) At the Billionaire’s Wedding. So I might try that!

What about you? What are you reading?

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Friday Book Club! What are you reading?

Friday Book Club! I think we missed this last week due to Halloween. What are you reading?

I got a chance to read Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Shadow and Ilona Andrews Burn for Me and loved both of these. Great heroes and heroines, suspense, world-building…I recommend!

What about you? Anything you recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to this weekend?

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Don’t Annoy the Lion!

Some days, don’t you wish this was *your* coat of arms?

On a village wall in Provence.

It’s Latin: Don’t annoy the lion.

noli irritare leonem

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No Place Like Home on sale (Rose in Winter)

Great news! Kensington has put NO PLACE LIKE HOME ebook on sale for $2.99, in honor of the holidays. This is the anthology that has my ROSE IN WINTER novella, plus Christmas-themed stories by Linda Lael Miller, Kat Martin, and Mary Carter.

I think this is likely the cheapest they will ever put this anthology on sale, so this may be your chance, if you want to read Raoul Rosier’s story! The oldest cousin of the five Rosier cousins for the Vie en Roses series.

I am very attached to Raoul, I will admit. And I loved setting this Little Red Riding Hood themed story in Provence at Christmas. I hope you’ll enjoy, too! (If you haven’t picked this one up already.)


Here’s an Amazon link.


Barnes & Noble.


Plus more information/links here.

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Teaser Tuesday! Shadowed Heart

Does anybody want a little SHADOWED HEART teaser today? Teaser Tuesday, right? Sylvain is trying to give Luc marital advice. :)


“You mean, if I try to get everything right, that will screw things up, too?”

“Exactly.” Sylvain gave him a wry, sympathetic look. “Sorry, Luc.”

“Then how the hell do I get everything right?” Luc asked between his teeth.

“You don’t. You have to learn to live with screwing up.”

Luc just stared at him.

“I think you have to learn to relax,” Sylvain said, with unusual caution, as if he realized he was telling Luc to grow three heads. After a second, with a wry smile, he offered Luc his glass of pastis.

“No, thank you,” Luc said sternly, pushing the alcohol away. If he had to learn how to relax, he sure as hell needed to keep his control.

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Amazon pre-order here: Shadowed Heart: A Luc & Summer Novel (Amour et Chocolat)




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Flash sale of SNOW-KISSED

We’re doing a flash sale of SNOW-KISSED in honor of the approaching holiday season. The ebook is only 0.99 through Wednesday. Please share with anyone you think would like!

Here’s more about this one if you have missed it in the past:

Once they had been the happiest couple in the world. Once serious, restrained Kurt had fallen hard for a laughing, easy-going woman who filled their lives with joy.

But when loss struck them, Kai went down under the avalanche of grief. She threw their marriage away, and she left him, fleeing the world for this cabin high in the mountains.

Now, as the two find themselves snowbound over Christmas, Kurt has to convince his wife that while she may have lost everything else, she never lost him. Now he has to show her the true strength of one man’s love.

Voted the Biggest Tearjerker of the Year in the annual AAR reader poll (you were warned). Named one of the best books of 2013 by Dear Author and Romance Novels for Feminists. DABWAHA nominee (Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors).

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Barnes & Noble.



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Series Numbering Question

I have a question about series numbering. Does anyone have thoughts about what would be clearest to you?

Here’s the complicated issue:

SHADOWED HEART is, in terms of date of publication, Book 8 in the Amour et Chocolat series.

But in terms of story, it’s Luc and Summer’s sequel. (CHOCOLATE HEART, Luc & Summer’s book, is Book 5.)

And in terms of chronology, it occurs between CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION and SUN-KISSED. (About three months after CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION and three months before Jaime & Dom’s wedding in SUN-KISSED.) CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION is Book 6, SUN-KISSED is Book 7. (Or Book 2 of the KISSED duo.)

What makes sense to you as numbering? That is, what would be the least confusing to you?

Book 5.5 (to connect to Chocolate Heart)
Book 6.5 (chronological order)
Book 8 (publication order)

OR…just call it a spin-off from the series, with no number.

Do you have any thoughts? Are you indifferent to these things or do they really help you, as a reader?

A link to the full book list here, in case that is all clear as mud.

Thanks for any thoughts about it!!


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On Amazon.

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