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Laurie Stevens Author- TODES SCHULD (The Dark Before Dawn) & Deep into Dusk

Todes Schuld (The Dark Before Dawn) is Random House Germany’s Editor’s Best Picks“Book of the Month”

The Dark Before Dawn is honored as Library Journal’s Best Books of 2015

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 Laurie will join 15 award-winning authors at Mystery on the Menu

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The Dark Before Dawn

Troubled homicide detective Gabriel McRay confronts his nemesis Victor Archwood at the killer’s trial. A surprise twist during the proceedings sets a course for Archwood to claim his ultimate revenge on the detective, whom he blames for ruining his life. In a trap that combines Archwood’s theatrical skills and criminal genius, Gabriel is forced to face his psychological demons once again and play a deadly cat and mouse game with a murderous opponent who will stop at nothing to achieve the detective’s total destruction.

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Jan  30

2016

Laurie’s short story, The Bag Lady is in the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s anthology

Flash and Bang

published by Untreed ReadsHERE

The Dark Before Dawn and Deep into Dusk have been chosen to be featured selections and will be promoted to libraries and universities nationwide!  Read about it in the

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Laurie Stevens -The Gabriel McRay Series,

Laurie Stevens -The Gabriel McRay Series,
Quick Update:
The third book in the series, THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT is being edited and will be ready for prime time soon!
I signed on with AM Heath Literary Agency in London for translation rights for THE DARK BEFORE DAWN
I signed on with Stark Raving Books for three mini-novels (novellas) and am working on the first right now.

My company, Follow Your Dreams Publishing, has been approved as a vendor by Baker & Taylor and Ingram and now my books can appear in any store, university or library.

I’ve been doing lots of blogging, interviews, reviews, yikes — too much to list, but it’s been a lot of fun. If you want to keep posted, “like” my facebook page and you’ll see what’s going on and be privy to my strange posts.

Lots of hard work, but it pays off. Always remember to “follow your dreams!” Make sure you try to in the New Year. Stay safe, be healthy, and “strive to be happy.”

http://www.lauriestevensbooks.com

Kirkus Review Star recipient.
Named Kirkus Review’s Best of 2011
Indie Reader Approved
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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

       THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

       by Laurie Stevens 

   

 
Friends of the Gabriel McRay Series,
 
 THE DARK BEFORE DAWN is FREE on Kindle for 5 days only  
TODAY (Sept 27) THROUGH MONDAY (October 1).
 
The link to Amazon Kindle is here:
 
Please forward this to your friends who love to read.
 
The Dark Before Dawn is:
“Frighteningly great Indie title… Be sure to leave a light on!”
The Huffington Post

A very unique, nuanced thriller with multiple layers of intrigue… had me hooked from the first page.”
Writers Digest

Stevens sets the stage for graphic sensory details and a fast-paced, tantalizing mystery that utilizes her
passion for research in forensics and psychology… memorable characters, macabre scenes, and a dazzling portrayal of reality
will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McRay series.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
 
Speaking of Book 2,  Deep into Dusk  is available at
 
 
Here are review excerpts from Deep into Dusk: 
 
“This is a chilling psychological thriller, the second in the author’s series featuring McRay (though it’s perfectly readable as a stand-alone book). Stevens deftly intertwines McRay’s childhood trauma with the crimes taking place in the present, intensifying the emotional force of the story. The characters have depth and personality, and their internal conflicts are portrayed in a wrenchingly human fashion, both moving and believable. The mystery, meanwhile, is dark, disturbing, and intense enough to hold the reader’s interest until the end. The teaser at the end for the sequel promises a vigorous, dramatic continuation for the series.”
 
“Laurie Stevens’  Deep Into Dusk,  has all the ingredients of a hair-raising movie thriller on par with the movie  Fatal Attraction  as it sucks you into wild intrigue with a very unexpected ending…  This is one author that I am sure we will be hearing more from in the future.”
 
“Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens’ thriller series. Her novel is an enticing murder mystery with an unorthodox protagonist. Stevens delights in playing with conventions set forth by past detective novels… Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
Laurie Stevens
 
 
Kirkus Review Star recipient. Read the entire review here
Named Kirkus Review’s Best of 2011
 
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Laurie Stevens Author- DEEP INTO DUSK

DEEP INTO DUSK

by Laurie Stevens

Laurie’s new book is now available! Click link below to buy at Amazon for Kindle or in deluxe paperback.

Thanks for your patience. We are sure you will love the second novel in the Gabriel McRay Series. “Deep Into Dusk”
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Also find Laurie at www.lauriestevensbooks.com
And “LIKE” her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lauriestevensbooks

“Stevens sets the stage for graphic sensory details and a fast-paced, tantalizing mystery that utilizes her passion and research in forensics and psychology.”

“Readers will relate to the San Francisco and Los Angeles settings, and Stevens’ allusions to “Cask of Amontillado” andFrankenstein craft a story immersed in theater, disguise and secrecy.”

“Memorable characters, macabre scenes and a dazzling portrayal of reality will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McRay series.”

Click Star for Full Kirkus Review

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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

      THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

      by Laurie Stevens 

      Laurie@lauriestevensbooks.com 

      www.lauriestevensbooks.com 

      Kirkus Star Recipient 

      Memorable characters, macabe scenes and a dazzling portrayal of reality will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McRay series. 

      Kirkus Reviews 

      Gabriel McRay Series 

      THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

      DEEP INTO DUSK 

     THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT 

      IN TWILIGHT’S HUSH

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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

      THE DARK BEFORE DAWN
      by Laurie Stevens
Laurie Stevens says, “I wanted to give you a quick update. I’ve been very busy promoting the book and series.  I do a lot of speaking engagements — many on following your dreams/becoming a writer etc.  Adults really enjoy those. There’s a YouTube video of a TV interview I did. If you want to see it, click the link on my website below and it will be under the “meet the author” tab. Oddly enough, my most captivated audience for the book itself have been high school students.  Go figure. I guess they are not scared of anything! “
“We’ve gotten two film rights options for the book, but have not committed… as of yet.”
“I do a lot of online articles and I’ve included one here:
“I figured you might be interested in this one because it’s about the 99 cent book phenomenom. It would be interesting to hear your opinions as readers.
“Also, I’m very excited to announce that the second book in the Gabriel McRay series, entitled DEEP INTO DUSK is coming out soon.  A couple of months from now.
“Lastly, I will be at the L.A. Times festival of books at USC this Sunday April 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Sisters in Crime booth #367.  I’ll be signing away and giving out goodie bags. If any of you local Los Angelinos are planning a literary event day and you attend the festival, PLEASE COME BY AND SAY HI!”
“I hope 2013 is treating all of you well and don’t forget to keep in touch.”
Laurie Stevens
Kirkus Review Star recipient. Read the entire review here
Named Kirkus Review’s Best of 2011
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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

by Laurie Stevens

Best 2011 Kirkus Reviews/ Indie   Recipiet of the Kirkus Star of Merit

“Memorable characters, macabre scenes and a dazzling portrayal of reality will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McCray series.”

“Stevens sets the stage for graphic sensory details and a fast-paced, tantalizing mystery that utilizes her passion and research in forensics and psychology.”- Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will relate to the San Francisco and Los Angeles settings, and Stevens’ allusions to “Cask of Amontillado” and Frankenstein craft a story immersed in theater, disguise and secrecy.”- Kirkus Reviews

Grisly murders are taking place high in the Santa Monica Mountains.  On each of the victim’s bodies is a note left for the L.A. Sheriff detective, Gabriel McRay.  The killer’s identity is locked in the suppressed memory of a horrifying trauma from Gabriel’s own childhood.  Teamed with his forensic pathologist girlfriend and his psychiatrist, Gabriel runs two parallel investigations, the first: a dark journey into the terrifying recollections of his past and second; the hunt for a serial killer who seems to know more about Gabriel than he knows himself.

Set in Southern California, Stevens paints a very real picture of both the beauty of the land and the grittiness of some of its inhabitants.

Stevens sends the reader on a quest to understand the emotional triggers in a person’s psyche who has lived through serious trauma.

What is the defining point when people living through similar adversity take diametrically opposite paths in life?  This question has led her to create a series of novels that deal with the good and evil within a human being.

The Gabriel McRay Series DEEP INTO DUSK Coming Soon

ABOUT LAURIE

“I am a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright.  I’ve written for television, film and my stage play, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, ran for eight weeks in Los Angeles.”

“I’m proud to offer my new novel, THE DARK BEFORE DAWN, which is the first in a psycho-thriller/detective series based in Los Angels.  Psychology and forensics interest me immensely so the book is rich with both.”

Laurie@laurieStevensBooks.com

http://www.LaurieStevensBooks.com

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