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February 23, 2024
THE REAPING, the sequel to the Edgar-nominated thriller THE TAKEN ONES, officially has a cover! I think the artist did a masterful job teasing the utter creepiness of this book. I hope you'll preorder your copy today.
January 18, 2024
May Day, my very first published novel, has a new cover! It also has some snappy new dialogue, top-notch editing, and my favorite part of the re-release? The series will finally be out in audiobook! It releases April 30, but you can preorder now wherever books are sold.
I'll be touring this spring and summer to celebrate, including a signing in Battle Lake during Chief Wenonga Days!!! There are not enough exclamation points for me to convey how thrilled I am, so you're just gonna have to trust me.
Stay tuned for details, and in the meanwhile, make sure you're subscribed to my newsletter to be automatically entered in a May Day promo box giveaway (it'll be "Minnesota in the late '90s" themed).
PRAISE FOR MAY DAY
"This trade paperback packed a punch...I loved it from the get-go!" ―Tulsa World
"What a romp this is! I found myself laughing out loud..." ―Crimespree Magazine
"Mira is the strength of the book. She has a unique voice, full of irreverent humor...I couldn't help rooting for [her]." ―All about Romance
"Meet this witty heroine in Lourey's engaging new series." ―Mystery Scene Magazine
"May Day starts the action rolling with a clever mystery and some snappy writing . . . These pages are filled with fresh dialogue!" ―In the Library
"Mira digs up a closetful of dirty secrets, including sex parties, cross-dressing and blackmail, on her way to exposing the killer. Lourey's debut has a likeable heroine and surfeit of sass." ―Kirkus Reviews
December 5, 2023
I am over the moon thrilled to share that Thomas & Mercer, the fabulous publisher of my last five books, recently bought my 14-book backlist (the Salem's Cipher thrillers and the Murder by Month romcoms). Here's what that means:
--Some new content (though the central stories in all 14 books will remain the same)
--The ability to reach a wider audience ❤️
Salem's Cipher and Mercy's Chase are the first to go through the sparkle machine. ✨ Their new covers (below) were created by the genius artist behind The Taken Ones and The Quarry Girls (as well as the cover for Daisy Jones and the Six, which I unfortunately did not write).
⭐ "Complex protagonists who overcome many obstacles take adventurous readers on a hair-raising thrill ride."―Library Journal (starred review)
⭐ "A fast-paced, sometimes brutal thriller reminiscent of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code...a real nail-biter."
―Booklist (starred review)
If you like a tight plot, strong female characters, and a dose of conspiracy theory with your history, I suggest you preorder your Salem's Cipher thrillers today! They'll be re-releasing March 26, 2024.
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p.s.s. Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the new Murder by Month covers!