PREY author L.A. Larkin on a pandemic book launch

Today we welcome author L.A. Larkin to discuss her new novel PREY and how the global pandemic has affected this book launch and her writing. Plus, thanks to Clan Destine Press and Bloodhound Books we have 2 ebook copies to giveaway worldwide.

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L.A. Larkin launches new thriller PREY

Smile! You’re having a book launch in a global pandemic

Having a book launch during a global pandemic doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. Yes, it means that public events are cancelled and media interviews are fewer and done remotely, but, and here’s the big but, book lovers, authors, bloggers and booksellers are doing everything they can to support authors like me who have a book launch during this global pandemic. It’s truly heartening.

Maybe this wider community of book lovers will do more to encourage people to buy copies of Prey than the traditional talks and festivals have done in the past. Only time will tell.

Now that authors are unable to meet their readers face to face, we’re having to be inventive about how we reach people who would enjoy reading our books.

PREY Launch on Facebook (Live Event)Social media is the obvious way to spread the word. I’ve been on Facebook and Twitter for a while, then a friend suggested I should join Instagram too. I am actually having a LIVE Facebook Book Launch. Find out more and join us virtually!

Book bloggers are a Godsend. Their reviews are priceless. But so are the reviews readers place on the book seller’s sites, like Booktopia or, or on GoodReads.

This is a very stressful time for everyone. Going to the supermarket is like dicing with death. We’re having to adapt to new technology. We can’t get the hugs from friends we used to. We worry about loved ones. So, let’s be kind to each other and supportive.

In NSW, we’re not in total lock-down yet. I can take the dogs for a walk which I find really therapeutic. It helps me clear away the cobwebs in my head.

The only real potential issue for me writing my books during this pandemic is the inability to travel. I like to set my books in different countries and I often spend time in those countries to do research. I can’t do that now. Luckily, I have already done the research for my next two books and there’s always YouTube and Professor Google. So all up, I’m still smiling.

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Prey by L A Larkin (Olivia Wolfe Thriller #2)Prey Synopsis

Four murders. Four countries. One terrible secret.

Olivia Wolfe is a journalist who travels the world exposing heinous crimes. She has more enemies than most.

When her anonymous source is murdered, Wolfe must unravel the terrible secret that connects a series of gruesome murders. But powerful people want her stopped.

Betrayed and isolated, Wolfe is hunted by a faceless killer. Can she stay alive long enough to expose the shocking truth?

Prey is a woman-in-jeopardy thriller like no other.

(Clan Destine Press (AUS, NZ), Bloodhound Books (UK), 22 April 2020)


‘L.A. Larkin is a world-class thriller author.’ — James Phelan

‘In Larkin, Michael Crichton has an heir apparent’ — The Guardian

‘A sweaty-palm page-turner. Exciting, compulsive reading’ — Bookseller + Publisher

Get your copy of PREY from:

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Source: L.A. Larkin Author Channel

About the Author, L.A. Larkin

Thriller author, L.A. Larkin (Louisa), has been likened to Michael Crichton by The Guardian and Alistair MacLean by The Times. The Genesis Flaw was nominated for four crime fiction awards and Thirst described as, ‘The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station’. Devour, the first book in the Olivia Wolfe thriller series, is published by Constable in the UK and by Hachette in Australia and New Zealand.

An adventurer at heart, Larkin has spent time in the Antarctic, and with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division. She is a passionate campaigner for wildlife conservation. Her time in South Africa, protecting endangered rhinos from poachers, has inspired her latest thriller, Prey.

Prey by L A Larkin GiveawayL. A. Larkin was born in England and studied literature at the University of London’s Royal Holloway College, graduating with honours. She lives in Sydney and London, and teaches mystery and thriller writing. Larkin also writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet. 

Check out her website or connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.

Book Giveaway

Thanks to Clan Destine Press and Bloodhound Books we have 2 ebook copies of PREY to giveaway. Entries open worldwide, close midnight 10 May 2020. See entry form below.

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The lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on our Facebook Page.

SORRY, ENTRIES CLOSED – See winners announcement.