Release day giveavaway!

The day has finally come and The Sun Still Rises is out in the world for everyone to read. Reviews are starting to appear, so I’m probably going to spend the day hiding on my blanket fort and watching Please Like Me. But first, I’ve got a giveaway for you. And just like the book, it’s my first giveaway ever!

You already know that The Sun Still Rises takes place in Pamplona during the San Fermín festival. Well, I’ve got a book to give away, one that will let you create your own festival for your home:

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I know it seems a bit silly, but when I saw it I thought it was a perfect fit for my book. And look at the cardboard bulls! And the people! Don’t you want to arrange them prettily somewhere?

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Finally, I also have three postcards telling the history of the running of the bulls, and I’d love to give them a new home.

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So why don’t you tell me a story about something that’s happened to you while on holiday? Write it in the comments and leave me an email address, and I’ll count you in for the giveaway. One lucky person will get the craft book, while three other people will get a signed postcard and will have the chance to try to understand my handwriting. I’ll keep this open for a week – so until May 24 – and I’m looking forward to reading your stories!

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Preorder link and a new contract

Hello there!

My first book, The Sun Still Rises, is up for preorder on Dreamspinner Press, due to be released on May 17. Here’s the link, if you fancy reading about a tourist finding love in a city full of people:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-sun-still-rises-by-laura-bailo-8474-b

I’ve got some news too – good news I hope! I recently signed a contract with Nine Star Press for a short story I wrote. It’s a short story, a bit of paranormal romance between two girls, one of whom is demisexual. And it’s also set in Spain (are you noticing a trend here?) It’ll be published around October in one of Nine Star Press anthologies, and I’m excited for you all to read them!

Now it’s back to writing for me! See you around next time 🙂

Book News: Cover and Blurb for The Sun Still Rises

Hello everyone! I get a rush everytime I share something about this book – my first one, I’m still finding it difficult to believe. I’m incredibly thankful to Dreamspinner Press for giving it – and me – a chance. I hope readers will do the same. I put a lot of myself in this story, and I think it shows, but I may be slightly biased.

I’m here today to show you the cover (although I’ve already shared it all over Social Media) and the blurb for The Sun Still Rises, which is being relased on May 17 from Dreamspinner Press. It’s part of their World of Love series, a series featuring love stories in various and different countries.

Here’s the cover, designed by the amazing Brooke Albrecht, who listened to all my comments and gave me this amazing final design.

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And finally, here’s the blurb. I hope you it makes you as excited for this story as I am!

Erik’s father lived for Pamplona’s yearly festival and the running of the bulls. Now he’s gone, and Erik flies to Pamplona on a whim to see the festival his father loved—without booking a room first. He’s looking at sleeping on the ground until friendly David from the tourism office offers to share his home.

When Erik realizes he trusts David, that he might even be willing to face his anxiety to get to know David better, he begins to understand what this trip could mean. Pamplona is even more beautiful when seen through David’s eyes, and Erik might have traveled around the world just to find himself. But can he hold on to his newfound confidence—and to David—when it’s time to go home?

There’ll be giveaways coming once release date comes closer, so watch this space!