Laura McCarthy Benson

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in Boston, The United States



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Laura Benson was born in 1968, during a year of terrible strife.

She is a wife and the mother of two daughters, one stepson, and the grandmother of precocious 8 month old. With Two basset hounds and the Arizona dust, she can't seem to keep her floors clean.

Her penchant for wine has gotten her into more than trouble than necessary. Especially when she is with her friends.

Originally from Massachusetts, she made her way out west in 2013 and hasn't looked back. The lack of blizzards is big bonus to living in Arizona.

She started as a blogger in 2008, attended many book conventions and author signings and is ready for this new part of her life.

Back To Good releases October 31, 2016

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"I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My “makeover” comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don't even get to choose--one who is an uptight, choirgirl acting priss but also sexy-as-hell." 

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Barbara I refound you! ha ha ha! OVE your blog!

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Candice Thanks for the add :)

Catherine Stine Hi, Laura, thanks for friending me. I like your taste in books!
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L Dear Laura,
Thank you for acepting my friend invitation! It is so nice to meet a fellow booklover and reader whom i have a lot in common with. I love your website which is amazing!! do keep in touch and i look forward to discussing books with you.
Lucinda x

Wendy Darling Hey Laura, thanks for the friendvite! Glad to be in touch.

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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Laura.

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Jessi Happy Valentine's Day!

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Debbie Johansson Thanks for the friendship Laura. Happy reading. :)

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Lynnea Thanks for the friendship!

VampireNovelFan Thanks for friending, Laura! As fellow Urban Fantasy and Hollows fan, I recommend you check out my blog! I've got a special Hollows corner on there with lots of fans. I actually just did a giveaway for my ARC of A Perfect Blood (I think you'll love it when it comes out ~_^). Please make sure to vote on my poll for your favorite Hollows book if you join (just scroll down a little):

Happy reading and I look forward to discussion!

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Melissa Thanks for the add! How is Clockwork Prince so far? I haven't picked up a copy yet -- I almost forgot that it was out already!


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Carly Hi Laura, Thanks for accepting my friendship. :)

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G. Rossignol Hi Laura,
I am thankful you accepted my friendship request.

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Gary Revel My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT birth in Alabama, youth, school-Niceville, Dunedin, Bartow and Bonifay, Florida, church-Safety Harbor and Bartow Florida, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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Erin Jamison Thanks for being my Laura!

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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Laura.

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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Laura. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS. Hope you'll give it a chance some time.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

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Emily Lear Hey Laura,
Thanks for the friendship. I look forward to reading your reviews. My little sister is 14 so I started reading her books when she would ask me to read them with her. I can't get enough of them. There is just so much imagination in YA. Off to read your reviews.


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Gusto Dave Hi Laura! Thanks for approving us as friends. We’re now following your Review Bookshelf!

I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, Publicity Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t contact book lovers to tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock features side-splitting satire, cartoons, and some flash fiction for intellectual readers. We also plug an occasional book and interview bestselling authors. For writers, we offer tips and agent/editor interviews. RMFW has several bestselling and award winning authors as members such as Mario Acevedo, Joan Johnston, C.J. Box, and Carol Berg. You are invited to follow “The Rock” for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing!

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Harlequin Books Hi Laura, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about, which just had a huge makeover, and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!

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Cinda Hi,Laura, thanks for the friendship!!

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Laura Hi, Laura!

Nice to meet another fan of paranormal romance. Look forward to chatting with you more in the groups!

BTW, when you get a chance, check out my books blog (the Laura Stamps link in my sig below). You'll find the first few chapters of all my published novels there. Lots of fun, free reading! And for reading that is a little naughty, check out my Author blog at LJ (also in my sig below). I post daily. That blog is a hoot! *wicked grin*

Happy reading and magickal blessings!

Laura Stamps
Author of Paranormal Romance and Erotica Novels (to read excerpts from my novel series) (my naughty Author Blog/updated daily)

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