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Guest post: New Pride

Today I’m welcoming Laura Diamond to the log to talk about her new novella. Laura has a great blog full of writing and book goodness so I’m excited to host her here. Take it away Laura!


New town, new love, new terror.

It’s here! My prequel novelette, NEW PRIDE, releases today. I’m SO stoked for it to run wild in the world.

NEW PRIDE was born from my upcoming novel, SHIFTING PRIDE (coming December 7, 2012!). In SHIFTING PRIDE, the main character, Nickie, searches for her missing father, Richard…and NEW PRIDE is all about Richard’s journey to independence and new love.

Throughout writing SHIFTING PRIDE, I often wondered what Richard’s life was like when he was a teen. I wanted to know more about him and what made him tick, so that’s how the idea for NEW PRIDE blossomed. Through writing the novella, I learned about Richard’s values, motivations, and it really helped me understand his actions in SHIFTING PRIDE.

Interestingly, NEW PRIDE started out as a short story, but Richard was such a strong character and had so much to tell me that he demanded a novella, LOL!

Really, it was a pleasure!

I couldn’t picture NEW PRIDE being anything else than what it is.

To celebrate, I will be giving away copies of NEW PRIDE to several lucky fans! Please click the link below and fill out the form on my fan page to enter. Thanks!

You can purchase NEW PRIDE on Amazon here:


A shape-shifter without a pride, Richard Leone strikes a tenuous friendship with power hungry, Derek, from an unstable, rogue group. On a hunt in the forest, they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire. Derek tells the rogue pride and they bristle at humans trespassing on their territory. Richard risks life and tail to protect his secret and the humans—especially Molly—while simultaneously trying to win her heart. When Molly is kidnapped, he faces taking on the rogue pride alone, but quickly finds he has to put his trust in Derek, not only to rescue his new love, but to ensure the rogue pride doesn’t wreak havoc on his new town.

Author Laura Diamond:

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, horror, and middle grade. Her short story, City of Lights and Stone, is in the Day of Demons anthology by Anachron Press (April 2012) and her apocalyptic short story, Begging Death is in the Carnage: Life After the End anthology by Sirens Call Publication (coming late 2012). Her debut young adult paranormal romance, SHIFTING PRIDE, is coming December 2012 by Etopia Press. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond–Lucid Dreamer , and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member for her four cats and a Pembroke Corgi named Katie.

How to find Laura Diamond on the web:




Facebook Author Page: Author Page:


YouTube interview:

In The DM Zone—Talking about SHIFTING PRIDE

*GROUP HUG* Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to celebrate with me and for helping me spread the word. This wouldn’t be happening without you. Yes, you! Without you, I’d have given up a long time ago. 😉

I hope you enjoy NEW PRIDE and SHIFTING PRIDE.


Thanks Laura!

I’ve never read a novella before, what about you? What are your thoughts on the format?



5 thoughts on “Guest post: New Pride”

  1. Congrats Laura. I love the idea of following a character from one story with a little more depth in a short form. There are so many times that I want to know more about more minor characters. This sounds great.

    And Victoria, since you are always so wonderful and supportive of other authors, I decided you deserve a little loving in return, so I’ve nominated you for “The Next Best Thing.” Here’s the post, but don’t feel pressured to do anything about it.


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