Cover Reveal: Cereus by Lauryn April

About the Book:
When Greg Erickson is killed by sultry and seductive vampire Lila, he wakes up cold and alone in a wooden box. After clawing his way out he finds himself thrust into a vampire turf war, unsure of exactly what he’s fighting for. Greg discovers that it’s not easy to be human one day and hunting humans the next, and while his new vampire cohorts try to get him to accept his newfound existence there’s one girl from his human life he’s unable to forget.

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“Who are you?” I asked.

Her full lips, painted in bright red, twisted into a grin. I watched as she stood and circled me, unable to help eyeing her milky white legs. I traced their lines to the hem of her black floral dress, dark red flowers folded around her slim frame, as did a short, black leather jacket.

She ignored my question. “What are you doing here?” She asked instead. “Alone in the graveyard that is?”

“Could ask you the same thing,” I said, remembering how I’d said the same words to Caroline. I never realized how popular of a hangout the cemetery was until then.

She smiled again. “It wouldn’t make much sense to ask me such a thing…be like asking a chicken why she’s in the henhouse. I belong here; you’re the one that’s out of place.” She had a sultry voice, sensuous like a jazz singer. It slinked through the air and sent shivers across my skin.

I remembered that I should be scared of her, and I did feel the fear deep in my gut, but on the surface it was hard to be scared of something so beautiful. I still hadn’t learned that looks can be deceiving.

About the Author
Lauryn has always been fascinated by the paranormal, picking up a healthy Stephen King habit by the age of thirteen. Her favorite TV show growing up was "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and she's always preferred bands like The Rolling Stones, and The Doors over whatever it is they're playing on the radio now (However she admits "I Love It" by Icona Pop always puts her in a good mood).

Lauryn has been writing since she was a teenager. In the early years of her career she filled notebooks full of stories sharing them with friends. In college she spent three semesters writing for her school newspaper. Then, when she was nineteen she published her first work, a poem in her school literary magazine. In 2012 she published her first novel, Into the Deep, and has published two more novels since then. When she’s not writing Lauryn works in youth services. She has a BA in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy.

You can find out more about her on her blog where she writes about her experiences as an indie writer and shares her opinion about books.

You can also follow her on twitter @LaurynApril or on Facebook at


Hello there wonderful readers,

I sincerely apologize for my absence. As many of you know, I am currently in graduate school... my LAST semester of graduate school, which means I am currently writing my thesis. To be completely honest, I am really overwhelmed and stressed out. I've basically been holed up trying to make sense of my research data.

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Besides graduate school, I am also my sister's maid of honor (or technically matron, but I think that sounds weird). I am super excited about her wedding and I am loving my role in all the planning,

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But there is lots of work to be done.We are making her invitations our selves, and I am planning her shower and bachelorette party.

So, needless to say, I've neglected my blog and my readers and I am sorry,

I've tried to find time to read. I have quite a few books for review, unfortunately two have been let downs and I decided not to finish them.

The good news is the semester is over the first week of May, so I should be back soon.

Thanks so much for understanding,
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