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Laura Drake

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Born
in Michigan, The United States
November 23

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Laura Drake is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways or a serious cowboy crush. She writes Women’s Fiction and Romance.

Her pro bull riding series, Sweet on a Cowboy is published by Grand Central. The Sweet Spot ), Nothing Sweeter, and Sweet on You. The Sweet Spot won the 2014 RITA award for Best First Book.

Her Widow's Grove small town series is published by Harlequin's Superromance line. Her Road Home, Reasons to Stay, Twice in a Blue Moon, and Against the Odds.

She published her first women's fiction, Days Made of Glass, December, 2015

NEW SERIES! The Chestnut Creek Series began with The Last True Cowboy, December 2018. Home at Chestnut Creek, July 2019, and Cowboy for Keeps, December 2019.

Laura finally realized a long time dream
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Laura Drake I wrote for fifteen years before I finally sold a book. Believe me, I get up every morning inspired . . . I'm living my dream!…moreI wrote for fifteen years before I finally sold a book. Believe me, I get up every morning inspired . . . I'm living my dream!(less)
Laura Drake Kelly, thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed them. We writers do this in a vacuum, writing what touches us. Then we send it out in the world,…moreKelly, thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed them. We writers do this in a vacuum, writing what touches us. Then we send it out in the world, and without hearing from readers, we don't know if what touched us, touches anyone else.

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The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a ...

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A Cowboy for Keeps

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It’s Women’s Fiction Day!

In honor of Women’s Fiction Day, I’m giving away two copies of The Road to Me!

In case you’re not familiar, this is what the book is about:

Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s swe

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I don't know how to describe ribs my feelings upon finishing. Horror and sadness, gratitude that I have enough to eat, shame for the opulent century around me, that only luck has given me. There but for the grace of God....
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Have you ever read a news story about a parent who lost a child? I always wondered how they lived through it. In this book, Kat Brat taught me how.
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Hi Karen, thanks for asking! It's a series I did for Harlequin's Superomance line, years ago! Some I've republished, some not.
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“Men come and go. The only thing a woman has that no one can take away is her opinion of herself.”
Laura Drake, Nothing Sweeter
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“You look in the mirror and you don't like what you see? Don't believe it. Look into my eyes; I'm the only mirror you'll ever need.”
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“they say to grow up strong, a child only needs one person who thinks the world of them.”
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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
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message 6: by Tracy

Tracy Hi Laura, thank you for adding me to your friend list. Tracy Reed


message 5: by Laura

Laura Drake ChattyKat wrote: "Congratulations on your RITA nomination for The Sweet Spot! Of course, I already knew you were awesome... what took them so long???"

Aw, thank you!!!! And thank you, for all the support over the past year or so! I'm a giant blob of happiness today!


KathyAnne Congratulations on your RITA nomination for The Sweet Spot! Of course, I already knew you were awesome... what took them so long???


message 3: by Laura

Laura Drake Chad B wrote: "Laura, thanks for the friend connect. Have an awesome 2014!" Looking forward to it, Chad!


message 2: by Laura

Laura Drake Hey, we need some of yours too!


message 1: by Kayla

Kayla LeBoeuf Laura - I like your new suggestions, I am going to put some of these in the next newsletter !


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