"Laura’s writing is so beautiful and visually descriptive that the reader will lose themselves in this book, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality."

- Lisa, Beta extraordinaire

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sent to Publisher!

Good news! Shadow of the Sun was sent to the publisher on the 21st of December. Everything has now been set in motion and I am hoping to have a publication date of early January!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Laura Kreitzer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Counting down the days...

Hey all!!

Sorry there have been no quotes or passages lately--seems I'm running low on things that won't give too much away.

Final edits are being performed on my manuscript and then I will be sending it to the publisher. I am excited and nervous and anxious all at once, to finally have my book in my hands, binded. I've come into some money lately and it looks I even have a marketing plan! Yay for that!

Hope you guys stick it out just a little bit longer and I'll try to find some good stuff to post until then.


Sunday, December 6, 2009


Quote of the day:

Chapter 19: The Sight

“Honey?” I mumbled, our lips still firmly placed together.
“Yes, love?”
“We have to go to the library tonight.”
He groaned in my mouth. “That place is so dusty and smelly. Completely unromantic.”
“I think we could find something romantic to do in there,” I purred.

('Honey' is not the original text - it's best if you don't know the real name.)

Passage of the day:

Chapter 24: Fatality

The sun was against her back, making a perfect halo of light around her stunning features. Tears streamed down my face, a mix between bliss, terror and the pain from the throbbing ache at my side. And though we were all in danger, I felt comforted.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Molten River

Quote of the day:

Chapter 14: Questions

He grabbed a fry and held it up, staring with a flicker of curiosity on his face. “What is this?”
“Fried potato.”
He looked as though the idea was ludicrous but he didn’t hesitate before he stuffed the whole thing in his mouth. He chewed a few times before looking at me, his eyes wide. “It’s amazing!” he exclaimed and then he grabbed three more.

Passage of the day:

Chapter 12: Journey

The women turned to face me, their white eyes macabre. I stepped back and fell to the ground, tripping over something. My hands slipped on a wet substance, and when I looked down I saw golden blood leaking from the body I had fallen over. It was like a molten river.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Quote of the day:

Chapter 11: Run

“Can I fly now?” he asked. His expression was a mixture of excitement and terror. I didn’t blame him – it was a lot to take in.
I pointed toward the sky. There was a helicopter flying overhead. “Probably not a good idea.”
He watched the chopper as it disappeared over the trees. “Is that some kind of bird?”

Passage of the day:

Chapter 13: Library

Our footsteps echoed in the silence. There was a far-off hoot of an owl. That wasn’t creepy, I thought sardonically. Shadowy figures seemed to loom in and out of view as we continued down the sidewalk, though Andrew seemed oblivious. Maybe it was all in my head. Despite the strange feeling I had about the night, for some reason I really couldn’t feel completely afraid with Andrew by my side. He radiated some indefinable sense of power that immediately made me feel safe, guarded.
Still, it was hard to suppress the suspicion.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Quote of the day:

Chapter 10: Crash

“How did she get these powers?” Karen asked.
Lucia stared at her like she was from another planet, which perhaps she was. “The Halo of the Sun have always given those who are worthy their powers,” she said matter-of-factly.

Passage of the day:

Chapter 11: Run

I handed him the bag. “Put these on.”
He took the bag from me and examined the material of it.
“Plastic,” I said. “It was invented when you were …”
He nodded, pulled the clothes from the bag, and began stripping out of his. I turned my back to him; sure my face was flushing a brilliant shade of magenta.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Quote & passage of the day:

Chapter 9: Heights

“Since I’m on this trip, are you going to tell me what’s going on? Something major must be brewing for the FBI to be swarming the place like they were. But that one FBI agent … Joseph? Meow!” She clawed at the air.
“Ladies,” Joseph laughed.
Sally’s expression turned from feisty kitty to out-right mortification. She didn’t look over her shoulder to where Joseph – tall and handsome – stood. Instead, she closed her eyes, bowed her head. I watched as her neck fluoresced red.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


New Excerpt added today!




Quote of the day:

Chapter 8: Secrets

“Maybe you’ll find some hot guy in Washington. Aren’t you working with the FBI?”
I nodded.
“Well, I bet there has to be some hunks around!” she winked at me. “Isn’t being tall, dark, handsome, and sexy a prerequisite for joining the FBI?”

Passage of the day:

Prologue/Chapter 29: Revenge

It was then that I looked down at the mound of dirt that would soon be covering this benevolent creature. In that moment, it felt like something was breaking away from my heart. It fluttered away, and the hole it left would forever be there. A reminder.