Hi there, wonderful readers!
My name is Laurean Brooks, And I LOVE it when a story comes together!
I live in rural northwest Tennessee, a stone's throw from the Kentucky state line. Besides writing, I enjoy singing in the choir, reading, browsing flea markets with hubby, and walking in the woods with my two loveable Labs, Yipper and Riley.
After a fifth grade teacher announced to the class, "Someday, Laurie will become an author," I itched to create spunky, unique characters and outlandish situations--always with humor.
I'll introduce you to charming heroes who live to ignite the tempers of spitfire heroines, and to sassy heroines who are always ladies...though they do frequently choke on their own shoe leather.
You can be assured that all my stories will have a G rating. So snuggle up with your daughter, download a story, and get caught up in a sweet romance. Laugh, cry, relax, and enjoy!
Keep checking back. My shortstory "Jonquils in the Snow" will soon be posted here at Smashwords. I loved writing this one. The words flowed like honey. Hope your reading enjoyment equals mine while writing it.
JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS, a historical, inspirational romance set in 1938, and released by White Rose Publishing in 2009, is Laurean Brooks' debut novel.
"Can a young woman with a haunted past embrace a future with the charming man who has stolen her heart? But is that all he has stolen?"
Journey To Forgiveness has received 5-star reviews at "You Gotta Read book reviews" and "Review Your Book.com"
Read a synopsis and see the beautiful book trailer on Laurean's Lore: http://laureanslore.blogspot.com
or purchase at
www.whiterosepublishing.com/ (click on "Historical")
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A Medley of Inspirational Romance
Laurean Brooks, shares four Inspirational stories of wounded hearts finding a home... Jonquils in the Snow ~ There is hope for new beginnings, even after tragedy. Over the Coals ~ Looking beyond the surface reveals someone special and possibly wounded. Severed Hearts ~ Cutting words and rash decisions affect more than one life. A Decision of Trust ~ Can death and betrayal lead to a new start?
A Decision of Trust
Inspirational Romance - Scandal and debt force Amanda Wilkes to seek employment. The experience strengthens her resolve to remain single. Then one touch from Jake Tyler, her new boss, leaves Amanda weak in the knees. Widower Jake Tyler wants to raise his son, alone. But one look into Amanda's eyes has his resolve wavering. Will Jake prove all men are not the same? Dare she trust her heart again?
Julie Blanton's dream is realized when shy Johnny Michaels all but professes his love. But, when he enlists two days later without so much as a goodbye, her world crashes. Johnny has loved Julie since high school. But before he can muster the courage to ask for a real date, he overhears words that cut to the core. Humiliation drives him to make a rash decision. Will it cost him Julie's love?
Over the Coals
Jill Landers pegs the gregarious man at the grill as an egotistical ladies’ man. However, Rob Canter is hiding something. The boisterous, fun-loving Rob is a cover-up. Will Jill’s attempt to dig beneath the surface expose the gentle man who stole her heart? Or will Rob continue to run from his past and relinquish his chance for happines?
Jonquils in the Snow
Her fiance skipped town two days before the wedding. Two years later Miranda Stevens is ready to move on. Brady Watson’s anger toward the driver responsible for his wife's death three years ago has turned into grief. Will Miranda help Brady find the strength to relinquish the past and embrace a new beginning? Can the answer be found in something as simple as a cluster of Jonquil blooms?
Laurean Brooks's favorite authors on Smashwords
Smashwords book reviews by Laurean Brooks
- Dove Island
on Feb. 07, 2010
Christopher's tenderness toward Roxanne touched my heart. My kind of hero. Christopher risked his own life to rescue her. I'd like to see this one made into a full length, complete with the battle with the pirates and the shark.
Miss Mae has done it again! Spun another exciting tale that will keep you on the edge until the very end.
- Small is Beautiful
on Dec. 03, 2010
I enjoyed this tender romance between Brad, the basketball player and Judy, the petite chemistry major. The way Brad took up for Judy made me long for a simpler time when men were Kights in shining armor who rescued their damsels in distress, and cherished them.
The chemistry between Brad and Judy is real enough to be felt. Mr. Hammersley has a gift for vivid description, whether it's a scene or the character's facial expression or his/her stance. I look forward to reading more of this talented writer's work.
- Through a Glass Darkly
on Sep. 05, 2011
It goes from bad to worse to impossible when Vexen and Remard launch out to deliver a super vaccine to Xendox. A virus invades the controls of their spaceship.
When Vexen contacts her husband, Leland for help, he sends a hologram of himself. Wait! Is it really a hologram or is it Leland? Will Vexen discover which is the evil hologram and which is her beloved husband?
Complete with visuals of gripping battles between good and evil, edge-of-the chair-suspense and a foul-smelling Gorshah spider that will make you run for cover, Miss Mae has again proven herself. This time in the SF genre.
Hang onto your chair and enjoy the ride!
- Photo Beauty
on Oct. 29, 2011
Smitten with the modeling pictures he's seen of blonde beauty Gena, Dave Canter pays three grand for one dinner date with her. For the Indianapolis wood crafter, that's a large sum. But no amount of money is too much to just meet Gena.
Gena's attitude is cool at first and Dave's nervousness is apparent. But he remains the perfect gentleman.
It doesn't take long for Gena to realize that Dave's interest in her is genuine. Between Gena's flights to Paris, and other job-related trips, the two find time to be together.
Their relationship blossoms. Still, Dave hesitates to pop the question. What would a glamorous lady like Gena want with an ordinary wood crafter?
The story holds several surprises. I am impressed with Mr. Hammersley's unique ability to tell a story and his use of vivid description. As a reader I could envision every facial expression and movement. I was pulled into every scene and felt the attraction between Dave and Gena.
If you aren't a Larry Hammersley fan yet, you will be. His stories just get better. I highly recommend this sweet romance, "Photo Beauty."
- An Epiphany Gift for Robin
on Nov. 09, 2011
Ms. DiPastena has written a beautiful story of love, giving and sacrifice in set in medieval times. It brought both tears of joy and tears of sadness to my eyes.
Ms. DiPastena reminds us that when it comes down to it, love and family are the only things worth fighting.
I highly recommend "An Epiphany Gift For Robin." It is a memorable, touching story written by a talented author.
- Ahoy Gum Drop!
on April 25, 2013
A cast of quirky characters leave Gum Drop Island to solve a mystery. They set sail for Moldy Corners on the Good Ship Sugar Daddy, having no idea what they will find when they arrive.
Mort The Mothball Millionaire charges exorbitant fees for his mothballs. It takes groves of them to protect the mouthwatering goodies that grow on Gum Drop Island--those delectable confectioneries found on bushes and trees. Licorice twists, lollipops, candy canes and chocolate bars, to name a few, thrive on mothballs.
Mort the Mothball Millionaire claims he is forced to raise prices due to a mothball shortage. But what...or who...has caused the shortage?
Raucous music assaults the crews' eardrums each time someone says, "Gum Drop Island." Who is responsible for this clanging noise that seems to emanate from who knows where? And is there a connection between the ear-splitting music and the mothball shortage?
Slimy mold drips from trees as the crew steps from the ship onto the shores of Moldy Corners. A bevy of buzzards greet them on their trek toward Mort's Mansion. When the spooky buzzards swoop toward the crew, they scream and scatter. But this does not deter them from their quest.
Yuri O' Wise-guy-eh? leads the gang of unusual characters on their mission. You will meet Cuddles, who protects her little winged creatures; Moose, who seems to have a constant chocolate ring around his mouth; Taz, the woman from "down under" who still walks on her hands; and Heathcliff The Opossum,(who only speaks Possumese) but is the detective hired to crack "The Case of the Mothball Shortage."
M.M's. story is filled with adventure, mishaps, and loveable characters whose witty dialogue and misadventures kept me chucking and turning the pages. One minute I laughed, the next minute shivers raced up my spine.
I highly recommend this book to everyone aged nine to ninety. You won't be disappointed.
This author knows how to carry a plot and build it. I look forward to reading more stories by M.M.