Celebrate the Small Things! And the Release of Kate Sparkes’ Sworn

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This week I’m celebrating continued progress with Book II: Trouble By Any Other Name. I’m getting closer to finishing up the edits. I’ve been working with Sue Archer, copy editor extraordinaire, and I couldn’t be happier with her efforts. I’ve given my cover design to the inimitable Carrie Butler of Forward Authority Design Services to turn into a professional-looking cover. Getting closer!


I’m also celebrating the release of Kate Sparkes’ new book — Sworn. Sworn is the third book in the Bound trilogy. I’ve added it to my TBR list. Looking forward to reading it!

Not every fairy tale ends with “happily ever after.”

The plan was simple: Find Ulric, the lost king of Tyrea, then return him to Luid to reclaim his throne from the tyrant who stole it. But though Aren, Rowan, and Nox accomplished the first part of their task, the rest is proving to be more complicated than any of them imagined.

Severn won’t give up his throne without a fight. Worse, it seems Ulric did not fare as well during his years in captivity as he’s led everyone to believe—and Rowan may not have escaped unscathed, either.

If Nox doesn’t find a cure for the king’s mysterious ailment, Aren will be forced to challenge Severn for the crown. It’s a battle Aren has little hope of winning. And if he does, it will cost him the love and the freedom he’s fought so hard to gain.

Check it out on Goodreads or the retailer of your choice!


What other celebrations are going on out there?





© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2016. All rights reserved.

28 thoughts on “Celebrate the Small Things! And the Release of Kate Sparkes’ Sworn

  1. Lori, it’s coming together! Now, that’s reason to celebrate. YAY! Sworn sounds like a good read. If only I could slow my brain a bit to enjoy anything longer than a product label. *smack forehead* Maybe, I can wait for the movie release?! It sounds like trilogy that moves from the pages to the big screen, if you ask me. Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting today. It was a pleasure!

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  2. Good work on nearing the end of your edits. I’m working through edits of my own and keep finding places I need to write a new chapter… So then I’ll need to edit out stuff I’ve already written si it doesn’t end up being 100K.

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