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Online Event: Arapahoe Library's Writers Circle

Join me for an evening of bookish discussion! I'll be the guest author at Arapahoe Library's Writers Circle program from 6:30-8:30pm (MT) on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, where aspiring writers can ask questions and get feedback on their works in progress. Here's a quick program description:

Do you have a creative voice itching to tell stories? No matter what you write—fiction, poetry, screenwriting, shorts, non-fiction, etc.— this adult writing group will provide support and insight to strengthen your craft. For the first 30 minutes you will have the opportunity to meet with an award winning Colorado Author and ask any questions you might have, then writers are invited to read their work aloud and receive feedback.

This is a Zoom event, so anyone can join, but you DO need to register if you plan on attending.
For more information and to register for the event, click HERE.

CIBA Paranormal Award Update: Personal Demons is a Finalist

Personal Demons, the second book in my Rifter series staring demon-possessed-practitioner Mira Fuentes and Paranatural Task Force Agent Ty Williams, has made it to the finalist stage of the Chanticleer International Book Award's Paranatural category for outstanding works of supernatural fiction!

1st Place Category Winners and Grand Prize Division Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony.
See all the books that are still in the running HERE.

CIBA Finalist Announcement: Of Mettle & Magic: makes the cut

Of Mettle & Magic, Book 5 in the Magicsmith series, has been named as a finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Award's OZMA Award for outstanding works in fantasy fiction!

The 1st Place Category Winners and Grand Prize Division Winners will be announced at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 20th, 2024.
Check out the full list of finalists HERE.

New Release: Personal Demons

Protecting her secret and hunting demons is a matter of survival for possessed-practitioner Mira Fuentes. She's spent years learning to work with the snarky demon housed in her body, and it hasn't always gone smoothly. Nor has her recent partnership with an agent of the Paranatural Task Force. Ty Williams—uncomfortably-attractive and overly-protective—may never fully accept that his partner has a literal inner demon.

But work-life-demon balance is the least of Mira's problems when a figure from her past drags her back to the hometown she's avoided for nearly a decade to investigate a string of potentially-magical disappearances. Someone or something is snatching teens from the local high school.

Emotionally off-balance in a city full of old ghosts and new dangers, Mira will have to confront her past to discover what is hunting the innocent.
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Embark on a journey of adventure and discovery with the Magicsmith series

Follow half-fae artist Alex Blackwood as she works to unite the warring factions of her world while at the same time struggling to accept the disparate parts of her own existence in a world where magic is feared, persecuted, and controlled.

Explore what it means to be a monster in the Rifter series

Dark, quirky, urban fantasy heaped with magic, mystery, and all the feels. Mira Fuentes shares her body with an irreverent incorporeal being (colloquially known as a demon). Together, they hunt down magical troublemakers that the human world is ill equipped to deal with, but a decade of hiding who she is in a world that would just as soon see her dead has left her with a mountain of insecurities—especially where interpersonal relationships are concerned.
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"My new "auto-buy" author. I love everything this woman writes."
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Award-Winning Author of the Ema Marx Series

“I LOVED this book. It’s got fun. It’s got depth. It’s definitely going to stick with me.”
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“L.R. Braden's Magicsmith series contains the best of all worlds--murder, mayhem and magic. How can you go wrong?”
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Bestselling author of The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles

“Holy Wow!!! I absolutely loved this book!!! I'm dying for more of this world; it is incredibly compelling with vivid world-building and fascinating well-developed characters! This is a must read!”

“[Braden] delivers a perfect package. Complete when we read the last words, and assuring a next buy simply through great writing...”
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“Braden delivers an expertly paced plot brimming with magic, gale-force fight scenes, and delicious romance.”
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Award-winning author of the Hell Gate series