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WITCH CREEK Review from PW

I’m over the moon about this awesome review from Publishers Weekly for WITCH CREEK: 

“Bickle’s story is a rich, surreal, alchemical brew, as wondrous as the magic that infuses her fascinating weird west setting.”

The full review is here

WITCH CREEK, the next installment in the Wildlands series, releases February 27…pre-order your copy here

Sparky’s Back!

Sparky’s back! The wonderful folks at Subterranean Press have released ASHES as a stand-alone ebook! 

With “Ashes,” Laura Bickle revisits Detroit arson investigator and powerful spirit medium Anya Kalinczyk as she, her five-foot-long salamander familiar Sparky, and Hades’ Charon pursue a destructive fire elemental named the Nain Rouge through the city’s festival in his dubious honor.

This story was first published in A Fantasy Medley 3

You can order your copy of ASHES here: https://subterraneanpress.com/ashes-ebook

Free FLESH for Halloween!

I’m super-excited for Halloween this year, and wanted to let you know that FLESH (the ebook edition) is free for a limited time! Lothar, the flesh-eating dachshund, insisted that I give something away other than candy. If you haven’t met Lothar yet, he’s the faithful mascot of the funeral home in FLESH. He gets no lines, but that’s probably a good thing. 

 

 

 

Just go here and pick your format:  https://books.pronoun.com/flesh/
 

The dead are easy to talk to. Live people, not so much.

Charlie Sulliven thinks she knows all the secrets of the dead. Raised in a funeral home, she’s the reluctant “Ghoul Girl,” her reputation tied to a disastrous Halloween party. But navigating her life as a high school sophomore is an anxiety-inducing puzzle to her. She haunts the funeral home with her parents, emo older brother, Garth, their pistol-packing Gramma, and the glass-eyeball-devouring dachshund, Lothar.

Chewed human bodies are appearing in her parents’ morgue…and disappearing in the middle of the night. The bodies seem tied to a local legend, Catfish Bob, who has resurfaced in the muddy Milburn river near Charlie’s small town. When one of Charlie’s classmates, Amanda, awakens in the cooler as a flesh-eating ghoul, Charlie must protect her newfound friend and step up to unravel the mystery…and try to avoid becoming lunch meat for the dead. 

Happy Halloween!

FLESH Now in Print!

Hey, folks!

Just a quick note to let you know that FLESH is now available in print from Amazon and CreateSpace for $9.99. This is the lovely cover that Danielle Fine designed for it…and Lothar, the flesh-eating dachshund sneaked in on the back cover! 

FLESH is also available as an ebook at the following spots: 

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Release Day for FLESH!

Today is release day for FLESH! I’m super-excited to have a Halloween story to share with you guys. I hope you enjoy!

Flesh

Laura Bickle

Genre: YA Horror

Date of Publication: September 19, 2017

ISBN: 9781537857992

ASIN: B074XBJ697

Number of pages: 307

Word Count: 76,573

Cover Artist: Danielle Fine

Book Description:

The dead are easy to talk to. Live people, not so much.

Charlie Sulliven thinks she knows all the secrets of the dead. Raised in a funeral home, she’s the reluctant “Ghoul Girl,” her reputation tied to a disastrous Halloween party. But navigating her life as a high school sophomore is an anxiety-inducing puzzle to her. She haunts the funeral home with her parents, emo older brother, Garth, their pistol-packing Gramma, and the glass-eyeball-devouring dachshund, Lothar.

Chewed human bodies are appearing in her parents’ morgue…and disappearing in the middle of the night. The bodies seem tied to a local legend, Catfish Bob, who has resurfaced in the muddy Milburn river near Charlie’s small town. When one of Charlie’s classmates, Amanda, awakens in the cooler as a flesh-eating ghoul, Charlie must protect her newfound friend and step up to unravel the mystery…and try to avoid becoming lunch meat for the dead.

Pronoun          Amazon          iBooks

BN          Google Play      Kobo

FLESH

 

I let my inner twelve-year-old write a book. She likes slime, gross things, and going fishing. So does her dachshund sidekick.

The dead are easy to talk to. Live people, not so much.

Charlie Sulliven thinks she knows all the secrets of the dead. Raised in a funeral home, she’s the reluctant “Ghoul Girl,” her reputation tied to a disastrous Halloween party. But navigating her life as a high school sophomore is an anxiety-inducing puzzle to her. She haunts the funeral home with her parents, emo older brother, Garth, their pistol-packing Gramma, and the glass-eyeball-devouring dachshund, Lothar.

Chewed human bodies are appearing in her parents’ morgue…and disappearing in the middle of the night. The bodies seem tied to a local legend, Catfish Bob, who has resurfaced in the muddy Milburn river near Charlie’s small town. When one of Charlie’s classmates, Amanda, awakens in the cooler as a flesh-eating ghoul, Charlie must protect her newfound friend and step up to unravel the mystery…and try to avoid becoming lunch meat for the dead. 

 

FLESH is now available for pre-order! Pre-order links are here: https://books.pronoun.com/flesh/

The Dragon’s Playlist Now in Paperback!

 

The wonderful Danielle Fine at By Definition has designed for me a gorgeous paperback edition of The Dragon’s Playlist. 

The Dragon’s Playlist is now available in print at Amazon and CreateSpace

I’ve got to say, it’s really cool to have his in hand, to see how beautiful it is. I hope you enjoy it! 

New in the Wildlands: WITCH CREEK

Hi, folks! Adventures in the Wildlands continue with WITCH CREEK on Feb. 27! Here’s the shiny new cover for the book, and a first look at the back cover copy…

In the backcountry of Yellowstone, evil moves below the surface . . .

Following Nine of Stars comes the next chapter in Laura Bickle’s critically acclaimed Wildlands series

As the daughter of an alchemist, Petra Dee has battled supernatural horrors and experienced astonishing wonders. But there’s no magic on earth that can defeat her recent cancer diagnosis, or help find her missing husband, Gabriel. Still, she would bet all her remaining days that the answer to his disappearance lies in the dark subterranean world beneath the Rutherford Ranch on the outskirts of Temperance, Wyoming.

Gabe is being held prisoner by the sheriff and heir to the ranch, Owen Rutherford. Owen is determined to harness the power of the Tree of Life—and he needs Gabe to reveal its magic. Secretly, the sheriff has also made a pact to free a creature of the underground, a flesh-devouring mermaid. Muirenn has vowed to exact vengeance on Gabe, who helped imprison her, but first . . . she’s hungry. Once freed, she will swim into Yellowstone—to feed.

With her coyote sidekick Sig, Petra must descend into the underworld to rescue Gabe before it’s too late . . . for both of them.

 

WITCH CREEK is available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and HarperCollins

THE DRAGON’S PLAYLIST is now live!

THE DRAGON’S PLAYLIST is now live! THE DRAGON’S PLAYLIST released today at Amazon, Apple IBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo

From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real…

“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

In every fight, sides are chosen. And there can be no yearning for what has been left behind. 

You can also read new chapters each week on Facebook and Wattpad. I’ll be sharing some story-related goodies there, too.

I hope you join me for some dragon excitement this summer! 

The Dragon’s Playlist

I’m thrilled to announce a new book this summer…THE DRAGON’S PLAYLIST!

 

 

From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real…

“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

In every fight, sides are chosen. And there can be no yearning for what has been left behind. 

 

THE DRAGON’S PLAYLIST will release June 1, and is available for pre-order now for just $0.99 at Amazon, Apple IBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo.

You can also read new chapters each week, beginning June 1, at https://www.facebook.com/Author.Laura.Bickle/ and https://www.wattpad.com/user/LauraBickle. I’ll be sharing some story-related goodies there, too.

I hope you join me for some dragon excitement this summer! 

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