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“Magical” crystal giveaway PLUS win a paperback book!

The amazing Anya over at is giving away a copy of IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY in paperback. Which is awesome

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

But there’s a very cool bonus:

She’s also giving away an actual real-life galena crystal. Just like the one Dru uses to fight demons in the book. Imagine winning that!

But you’ll have to hurry. Giveaway ends July 23, 2016.

Click here to enter the giveaway. >

Tip: you can also get a bonus chance to win by subscribing to my author newsletter. Check out the details. >

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Book Trailer Contest: Win an Autographed Paperback!

Help me spread the word about Conspiracy of Angels. Share the official trailer, and you could win a paperback book autographed by yours truly.

Come on, it’s fun. And it couldn’t get any easier to win.

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Sneak Preview of The Spider Thief

The Spider Thief - Part 1: Stolen Memory

Click the cover image and sign up for a free ebook!

I’m about to do something I’ve never done before.

I’m publishing each part of my new thriller, The Spider Thief, separately in quick, fun-size episodes.

Part One: Stolen Memory is about to hit Amazon. But just for fun, I leaked a sneak preview online.

The response has been amazing …

A hundred reads in the first 24 hours.

Average review: five stars. has already called it “a must read.”

(Click here to read and listen to the first two chapters for free on

I’m honestly humbled at the great response. And I can’t wait for you to see all the twists I’ve packed into each episode.

I’ll give you some hints: An ancient curse. A lost city. A family secret. A million dollars in cash … and that’s just the beginning.

Get your free ebook — but hurry!

To celebrate the upcoming release, I’m going to give away a free copy of Part One: Stolen Memory to the first 100 people who join my newsletter list.

Want your copy? Just click here to subscribe.

Want to share your thoughts about The Spider Thief? Leave me a comment.

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Win an Autographed Paperback!

Just a quick reminder: there’s only one week left to enter the Conspiracy of Angels paperback giveaway!

I’ll be giving away a free autographed paperback at the end of this month. All you have to do to enter is click here to join my mailing list.

When you join, I’ll also send you free bonus chapters, sneak peeks at upcoming novels, short stories, and other cool fun stuff.

So don’t wait — on January 31, at midnight, this contest ends. I’ll choose one lucky winner from among everyone who signs up this month. Click here to join now.

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Best of 2013: Conspiracy of Angels only 99 cents until January 31

Best ebooks of 2013

Conspiracy of Angels: Best Booktracks of 2013. Click here to listen.

Okay, so, I was going to make all of these announcements separately, but they’re piling up so fast that I’ll just have to just roll them all into one mega-awesome combo announcement:

First, from now until January 31, the Conspiracy of Angels e-book is only 99 cents.

That’s a heck of a deal. Nuff said.

(If you’d like to try it before you buy it, just join my email newsletter, and I’ll send you the first chapter for free.)

Second, I’m proud to announce that Conspiracy of Angels was selected as one of the Best Booktracks of 2013.

That’s a tremendous honor, particularly considering that there are so many fantastic Booktracks out there right now. To find out that Conspiracy of Angels was chosen as one of the best is a wonderful surprise.

Over 600 people have already given it 4.85 stars after listening to it for free. You can too! Just click here.

By the way, if you’re not familiar with, it’s a fun way to experience ebooks in a brand-new way. The books are enhanced with music and sound effects, and they play along at your reading speed. It’s a little strange, but it’s effortless to get started, and it’s free. And free is my favorite price!

Okay, here’s the third and final announcement, I promise:

Conspiracy of Angels is now available in paperback!

Yes, an actual, physical, “real” book that you can put on your bookshelf. (After you’ve read it, of course.) Here’s the Amazon link.

Even better: right now, you can enter to win an autographed copy of your very own. Here’s how.

Just click here to join my newsletter mailing list. I’ll pick one lucky winner at the end of the month. And if it’s you, I’ll send you an autographed paperback signed by Yours Truly.

I’m so psyched, I have to share. Having my very first paperback–the first of many, I hope–is just an incredible feeling. Kind of like getting behind the wheel of that brand-new car you’ve always wanted … or unlocking the front door of your dream house … only, it has your name on it.

Plus, I’ve been told it’s a pretty good story. :-) If you’ve already read it, would you consider going to Amazon and leaving a review?

And if you haven’t read it yet, here’s your chance to win it. Just click here to enter.

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And now, the first Sci Fi Bookshelf Short Story Contest!

Want to show off your writing skills?  Have you written a science fiction story that’s so shiny you have to wear Ray Bans?  How would you like to see millions of people read your story online?

Okay, maybe not millions, but you get the idea.  I’m officially kicking off the first-ever Sci Fi Bookshelf Short Story Contest.  Send me your story, whether science fiction, fantasy, horror or somewhere in between, up to 2,500 words, and find out how your writing skills stack up against the competition.  The deadline is the end of the year — literally at midnight on New Year’s Eve.  I’ll publish the winner online in January, right here on Sci Fi Bookshelf, where you’ve seen science fiction and fantasy giants like Joe Haldeman, David Weber and Kat Richardson.

There’s no cash prize, but no entry fee either.  I look at it as an even trade: Sci Fi Bookshelf fans (like yourself) get a little free online reading, and you get to showcase your storytelling — everybody wins!

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Free science fiction novel winner!

Congratulations to Charity Bradford, winner of the first-ever contest!

Charity, email your mailing address to me at LaurenceMacNaughton(at)yahoo(dot)com, and I’ll pop that book in the mail to you.

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Free science fiction novel contest – one week left!

You’ve only got one week left to win a free book from Jack Campbell’s New York Times bestselling series, The Lost Fleet!  How?  Just leave a comment telling me what you’d like to see more of on

How easy is that?

Do you want more science fiction news?  More writing tips?  More contests?  Your comment could earn you a free novel!

I’ll announce the winner here on Friday, June 11.  Stay tuned!

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When unicorn pegasus kittens attack!

Want to write a story for a good cause?  Want to win some money, too?

Check out this mind-boggling story contest, courtesy of the inimitable team-up of John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, artist Jeff Zugale and the Lupus Alliance of America:

In short, if you can write a story based on the picture, you can enter it in the contest, and have a chance to get in print, all while giving a much-needed boost to a worthwhile charity.  Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?

So move over, Boris Vallejo — here comes the sinewy might of the clown warrior astride his epic kitten steed!  Now THAT’S something you don’t see every day. 

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Win a FREE science fiction novel on Sci Fi Bookshelf!

You heard right, true believers.  I’m giving away a brand-new book from Jack Campbell’s New York Times bestselling series, The Lost Fleet!  And you could win it.  You!  How?  Read on!

I’m hoping that you’ll love this book so much that you’ll immediately run to the bookstore and buy more of Jack Campbell’s books to find out what you’ve been missing.  (I did.)  This will make the author happy, make you happy, and help your local bookstore survive the onslaught of this bad economy.  So, everybody wins!

Speaking of winning, how do you get this book?  Easy!  Just leave a comment telling me what you’d like to see more of on

Seriously.  It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Do you want more interviews?  More science fiction news?  More urban fantasy?  Vampires?  Nebula winners?  You tell me, I’ll make it happen.  This web site is about you (and, well, science fiction).

I’ll choose a random winner from all of the entries, and announce it here on Friday, June 11.  So what are you waiting for?  Start talkin’!

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