#books Archives - L. A. McGinnis - Author

Demoncursed is Out!

Demoncursed– Brand New Release Demoncursed releases onto the world today, and I couldn’t be prouder of my newest book baby.  If you like dragons, you’ll love Cole West, and when he meets alexis, the sparks fly! Here’s a short excerpt to warm you up: “We should get moving.” Cole told her. “I’m on a deadline.” “You could do that,” Alexis murmured, tracing the scales on the bottom of his neck, her featherlight touch causing a deep rumble in his throat. “Or you we can find a comfortable place and you could shift.” “There are no creature comforts here, Lex....

Bloodcursed Release Plus a FREE Book!

BLOODCURSED is out today, and I can’t wait for  you guys to read this second installment in the Mage Circle Trilogy!!  Here’s a little teaser of Eden and Kieran: Eden reached back to rinse the soap from her hair and heard the slide of the glass door, then two hands appeared out of nowhere to help her. With her eyes squeezed tight, the glide of Kieran’s fingers working against her scalp was heavenly, especially when he added more shampoo. The smell mixed with the steam as he massaged it through her hair. Part of her was relaxing into Kieran’s...

Morley Library Afternoon Tea

If you are in the area- come visit me and these other lovely romance authors at the Morley Library in Painesville, this Saturday at 1:00 pm for a discussion on the process of writing a novel, character development and all things romance! There will be a book signing after the event , here are the other authors who will be attending, and they will have their books for sale as well: Danielle Haas Amanda Uhl Marin McGinnis Tammy L. Bailey You have to register for the event so they have a spot (and lunch and tea for  you) HERE...

Building Your IG Following

About six months ago, I had about 250 or so Instagram followers.  Let me say, first, I LOVE ig. Love it so hard. No politics. Few ads. Little conflict. My kind of place.  It’s also really, really hard to reach out to anyone else. To create meaningful interaction, even though the endless scrolling through lovely pictures soothes my soul. To be fair, the 250 was a huge improvement over a year ago, when I still hadn’t heard of tagging, but I digress. Somehow, I don’t even remember how, (it probably popped up in my feed) I saw a post ...

Fan Girling!!!!!

I’ve spent way more time than I’d like to admit obsessing over what to do this year.  Trying to fit in solid, productive writing time, plus working full time (gotta pay those bills) leaves little time for the fun stuff associated with writing- aka, the reading part of it.  My plan this year was to attend some author events, just to see how the big girls do it, and had several on my schedule.  My two favorite authors- Karen Marie Moning and J. R. Ward both had big books coming out this spring, and both (somehow) managed to have...

Final SoG Book Signing!!!

  I’ll be having my final book signing for Shadows of Ghosts this coming Saturday, January 27th from 1:00-3:00 at the Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson, Ohio.  These last couple months have flown by so fast- I know when I scheduled this it seemed so far away!  A big thanks to all of my readers and supporters who have made this journey the wonderful trip that it’s been!  I couldn’t have done any of this without you!!! I just sent in the MS for Reflections of Your Heart, book 2, to my editor at the beginning of this month,...

Writing Under Glass

So I had this brilliant idea to volunteer for something that sounds kind of like a cool science experiment- writing in a store-front window at a bookstore up in Cleveland- AppleTree Books.   The basic concept: sit in the window, write, maybe talk to some people about writing, get work done, have fun.  Win-win. As a bonus?  The whole month of November was NaNoWriMo, so I absolutely needed to get at least 50,000 words written last month. (I was actually shooting for 65,000-70,000.)  But let’s keep it real.  I’d have settled for 50,000- that’s solid first draft territory.    I’m...