Author: Laura DeLuca

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan and Player.

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Falling Star - A Jersey Girl Novel

Falling Star
  • Number: B00NS0IKDS
  • Release: 2014-10-24
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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He's had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he'd often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.

After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance--until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who's constantly scandalized in the tabloids.

When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew's fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?

Stands Alone: Yes


The Forgotten Pharaoh

The Forgotten Pharaoh
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B00J9VY19W
  • Release: 2014-03-25
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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Some secrets are meant to stay buried.

Julie Gerber isn't thrilled to be pulled out of school her senior year to follow her parents halfway around the world to unearth a lost pyramid. However, when the cute British guy and the mysterious financier of their project both fight for her attention, things start to get interesting.

The pharaoh known as Djedefre was cursed for the murder of his eldest brother. The work of the archaeologists brings new secrets to light, ones that prove the fallen god-king wasn't the villain history had painted him to be. Can they prove his innocence?

As the team digs deeper into the mystery, members of the party vanish or end up dead. Someone is determined to keep the truth hidden at all costs, even 4,500 years later.


Thunderstruck - For the Love of the Gods

Thunderstruck
  • Number: B00F650FCW
  • Release: 2013-09-12
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Ishtar Press
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Taranis, the Celtic god of Thunder, has spent an eternity longing for the touch of a single mortal woman. He has followed her through incarnations, but always his powers were too much for her to bear.

Tara is a deaf woman, struggling to fit in the hearing world. She hides a gentle heart behind a tough exterior. Will she let down her defenses when a handsome mute tries to win her heart?

And even if she does, can Taranis’ love come without a death sentence?


Hyde - Dark Musicals Trilogy

Hyde
  • Number: B00E35HV5U
  • Release: 2013-07-21
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Romantic Elements, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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Rebecca Hope has looked death in the face twice and lived to tell her tale.

She and the love of her life, Justyn Patko, land a summer internship at a local dinner theater, performing the musical Hyde. While they are excited about their first paid acting gig, they soon find themselves surrounded by more experienced cast mates, jealous of their success. As if the tension isn’t bad enough, they soon discover that the business might be a front for something much more sinister.

When Justyn is accused of a crime that she knows he would never commit, Rebecca must decide if she wants to follow her head or her heart. While trying to prove his innocence, she makes a shocking discovery of her own.

Everyone has something to conceal in the grand finale of the Dark Musicals Trilogy. Rebecca has to look beyond the façade to discover the true Hyde or face her final curtain call.


Stag Hunt

Stag Hunt
  • Number: B00CLU6OZW
  • Release: 2013-04-30
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Supernatural, Historical Fiction, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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In ancient Britannia, the warrior who brought down the king stag was named the defender of the land.

Eartha’s brother Balen has been in love with Princess Galiene since they were children. Upon the death of the High King, the tribesmen of the realm vie for the throne, and with it, the hand of the fair princess.

Balen is desperate to win his lady, but a rival tribesman is equally determined to keep them apart.

With her brother, her dearest friend, and the country she loves all hanging in the balance, Eartha must do the unthinkable to ensure her brother’s victory in the stag hunt. Sometimes true love needs a helping hand...or some blood to be spilled.


Demon - Dark Musicals Trilogy

Demon
  • Number: B00C32YAKY
  • Release: 2013-03-27
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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When Justyn and Rebecca set off for the New York School of Performing Arts, they think their dreams are about to come true. To their dismay, they aren’t in high school anymore, and the competition is steep. Rebecca must compete against accomplished singers for a role in the production of Demon Barber, including a stunning Gothic diva with her sights set on Justyn.

It doesn't help that things keep disappearing from their apartment or that Rebecca's father refuses to accept that Justyn is an essential part of her life. Yet, all this seems minimal in comparison to the serial rapist terrorizing the campus.

Consumed by fear and obsessed with revenge, Rebecca and Justyn start living the story of Sweeney Todd—both on and off the stage.


Player

Player
  • Number: B00ANC4CFY
  • Release: 2012-12-12
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Bumble Book Press
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Joshua Hanover had it all. He was handsome, rich, athletic, and had always been popular with the ladies. Yet, until he gets paired up with his beautiful but shy lab partner, Rosa, he never allowed himself to fall in love. As the chemistry between them grows, Josh realizes that his player days have come to end. But it seems his change of heart has come too late. Not only is Rosa leery of his bad boy reputation, he has four vindictive ex-girlfriends who are on a rampage. At first he doesn’t take their threats seriously, but then his tires are slashed, someone tries to poison him, and one of the girls turns up dead. Josh doesn’t know who to trust, but one thing is certain. It definitely isn’t worth the price he’s paying to be a player.


Morrigan

Morrigan
  • Stars
  • Number: B00A46DKBG
  • Release: 2012-11-08
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.


Jessica

Jessica
  • Number: B009RBJYL4
  • Release: 2012-10-15
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He’s amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.

What Wilbur doesn’t realize is that another woman has her eye on him too. The White Lady returns every Halloween to take revenge on the men of the campus for her brutal murder. She has chosen Wilbur as her next victim. (Under 7.5K)


Destiny Unveiled - Destiny Series, #2

Destiny Unveiled
  • Number: B008LOJBVG
  • Release: 2012-07-14
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Free Focus Publishing
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Gabriella and Darron thought their magickal battle was over when they defeated the evil warlock, Richard. When her Aunt Donna seeks Gabriella's help in rescuing her catatonic daughter from the Dark Coven, Gabriella discovers that her cousin holds a power within her that would be catastrophic in the hands of the evil witches. Gabriella's coven sets out on a journey that may be their last. Along the way, they meet new allies, face devastating treachery, and battle not only the Dark Coven, but the darkness within themselves. When Gabriella finally comes face to face with the cousin she never knew existed, her true destiny is unveiled, and the fate of the mortal world is in her hands.


Phantom

Phantom
  • Stars
  • Number: B007Q3W7XC
  • Release: 2012-03-29
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Horror, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
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The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed. Print Length: 262 pages


Destiny

Destiny
  • Stars
  • Number: B0067WQCIO
  • Release: 2011-11-14
  • Author: Laura DeLuca
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick.even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch-one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.

There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.


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