Friday, December 9, 2011

Tease Explorer X - Beta Book Trailer

Please enjoy the new book trailer created by Alicia 'Kat' for EXPLORER X - BETA

The First Book Review by:
Book Reader's Heaven


If you are interested in reading the eARC check it out at NetGalley this January 2012.

If you are interested in reviewing Explorer X-Beta please leave message in the comments with your contact information and I will send you a free copy :-D

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Ebook Cover Reveal!!!!


Phenomenal One Press is happy to announce new ebook covers for The Pack and Bandits!!!


The New Ebook Cover for Bandits:

Purchase for just $0.99 for the month of December
Kindle: Click Here
Nook: Click Here
Smashwords: Click He

The New Ebook Cover for The Pack: (Effective 12/20/2011)

New cover active on 12/20/2011
Kindle: Click Here
Nook: Click Here


Explorer X-Beta
Middle Grade Adventure

GoodReads Giveaway: Click Here
Sign up to win free copy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Explorer X- Beta Release update

Calling all bloggers! I'm looking for a few interested bloggers who'd like to review a copy of Explorer X-Beta.

Please post your email addy if you want to review.

Stay tuned for the book trailer coming in December!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Giveaway Alert!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Explorer X - Beta by LM Preston

Explorer X - Beta

by LM Preston

Giveaway ends December 05, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bandits by L.M. Preston


by L.M. Preston

Giveaway ends November 14, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Cover for BANDITS - Ebook

I'm so excited to release the new EBOOK cover for BANDITS. It's being tested for 3 months and if we get votes to keep it during our contest next month then the paperback cover may get an update.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My MG Series, EXPLORER X - Beta COVER Tease

Well one of the best part of being an author is seeing an artist capture your characters and the world you've built on the cover.

Although Explorer X-Beta comes out next Spring I just have to show you the cover :-D

Here's the First Book of the series:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fright Night - Movie Review

I have to admit it, I have a Vampire addiction. It's a secret one, and started long ago.

Fright Night is a remake of a Summer 1985 classic cult flick that I LOVED (okay, movie choices back when I was a teen was limited). It was one of these vampire flicks I'd watch over and over again.

Well, Hollywood decided to remake it ... and,

Here's the BLURB from IMDb:
A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire. (yep, that's all they said)


Just so you know, I didn't have high expectations here and...well, the movie was just okay. It was however, an improvement over it's predecessor. This version had a twist like the movie Disturbia where the villain was handsome and a little more sadistic than the goofy vamp that was in the first flick. Not to mention this one had much better special effects. Charlie - got to love him, accidentally sees his neighbor, who is a vampire, bite a women. Then a dead body is found. This leads to his seemingly psychotic obsession with his neighbor being a vamp. And it all heats up from there. No much gore, but a lot of blood and blown up bodies. Teens would think it is just okay since kids nowadays like more brutal horror flicks. But my teen son gave it a 3 our of 5 fangs. I however, give it only 2 fangs out of 5.

Bandits, The Pack and Explorer X in the blogsphere

Hiya!!! I'm on the road again.

Check out this pic I took on the Big Island in Hawaii.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME IN PERSON ...I'll be giving away books too!

Baltimore ComicCon (Sat and Sun) August 20-21st. I'll be giving away books and scoping out artist for my Graphic Novel for Explorer X - Beta.

Baltimore Book Festival (Sat) September 24th. I'll be doing a buy one get one free special and signing books.

NAIBA Fall Festival (Sat) My books will be displayed by MBPA (Mid Atlantic Book Publisher Association)

Collingswood Book Festival (Sat) October 1st. I'll be doing my buy one get one free special here also.

Central Pennsylvania Book Festival (Sat) October 22nd. I'll be doing the buy one get one free here, as well as giving out ebook coupons for free ebook copy of your hardcover book.

Virginia Library Association - (Sat-Sun) October 21-22. My book will be displayed by Association Book Exchange.


Kindle Daily - BANDITS is on display, Dec. 22 and 29th, see excerpt and it's on sale for $0.99 ebook.

The Soundry - Kindle Party! Tune in for reading of The Pack and sale of all my books in ebook format. 7pm Reading Sept 24

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Book Babies Are Roaming the Net

Just because I've been on vacation, my books haven't. My in person tours have slowed until the Baltimore Bookfest (which is one of my favorite events).

But you can check out my babies in the blogsphere:

Writerly Wednesday invited BANDITS to drop in.

The Frugal eReader gave away copies of The Pack

Book Blogs has Ad for The Pack

FrugalFinds is doing a giveaway of The Pack

So check out some of the places my babies are hanging out - you just may be able to win one for free.

Here's some fun depictions of my characters from The Pack and Bandits:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Launch Party Favors! Winners of the Goodreads Bandits Giveaway!

The Bandits Launch Party has kicked off with a bang! Online Giveaway's in which over 200 readers downloaded their free copy of Bandits on Smashwords! 100 books signed and given away at BEA! And for the Launch Day Final Prize giveaway - Goodreads Winner's take the pirate's booty of 10 books.

Here's the winners for the Goodreads Give Away!

Vicki Krivak
Mary Campbell
Janice Crespo
Shawna Guilford
Ruth Thompson
Becca Kher
Keisha Lyons
Jennifer Burger
Mardi Studer
Sharon Hoskison

Still 2 days to download your complimentary Launch Party copy of Bandits, re-release–FREE EBOOK coupon code:LV67U

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FREE! Ebook BANDITS in Honor of BEA Give Away!

FREE! Ebook BANDITS in Honor of BEA Give Away! coupon:LV67U good til May 31st!

Pre-release Promo for BANDITS (Teen Pirates-Treasure-Love-Death) FREE ebook BANDITS coupon:LV67U good til May 31st! Check out the great reviews on my website BANDITS has been getting 4 and 5 stars! Please enjoy and post a review on amazon

Monday, May 9, 2011

BANDITS was released early in EBOOK

Yippee! I have a lot to be happy about. We just released Bandits in ebook format. This was the first time we did it ourselves – hands on when my publisher hobnobbed with some other small presses and they told him it was best to upload the books ourselves rather than have our servicer do it. Oh, they said it would be easy. Well, ebook to Kindle was definitely easy. Ebook to Smashwords took five attempts before it was formatted correctly for the Premium Catalogue which gets your ebook formatted to Barnes.

$2.99 is the intro price for Bandits in Kindle ( and Smashwords.

$0.99 The Pack in Kindle ( and B&N (May-June) (

$0.99 Explorer X-Alpha in Kindle ( and B&N (May-June) (

The big Paperback Release day is June 1st! So get yours at pre-order price now.

TOUR Plans for MAY

*Tip* on the right of my blog there are links and In Person tour dates. (

Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 21st

Book Expo America!!

I’ll be giving away FREE BOOKS and signing on May 25th (look me up LM Preston).

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Caffienated Book Diva Reviewed Bandits!

Yippee! The Caffienated Diva Reads Reviews BANDITS please drop in and say hello :-D

Can someone pinch me please?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Action Junkie Writing Style

It's true, I'm an action junkie. It's what keeps me writing young adult scifi. I know action wrapped in the a story, a fast-paced, character's with attitude and arrogance isn't everyone's cup of tea, but hey - you get that when you are on a Pirate Planet (Merwin) in Bandits, or when you are a shunned, blind, vigilante uncomfortable with people (The Pack), or you find out your parents sent you to a camp where you are a lab rat who's been altered to evolve into alien species and conquer them (Explorer X-Alpha).

You know why I create characters like this? Well, hey, I get those kids. I understand them - sure they have fear, but they do what they gotta do. They are a product of the world they live in. Some kids - at least mine - don't seem to have fear, they hold more hope, and an attitude that they are invincible. Do they have super powers - well yeah they do - naiveté. And you know what else - they make me feel invincible. They remind me not to give up. When I question myself - my writing, my future in writing, they tell me I will do great things. You know what, to me, I have - truly writing has allowed me to do more in my life, to touch more people either bad or good - but to connect with them in ways I never dreamed I would.

Sometimes when you don't know you should be afraid to attain the impossible, you do it anyway - and just sometimes you do it! You do the impossible because NO ONE EVER TOLD you that you couldn't.

So, find your inner hero, and when you hear that voice that says - "You Can't" you answer it and say, "I WILL!"

Aadi, Eirena and Damien in Explorer X-Alpha

Shamira in The Pack

Daniel in Bandits

Maggie Mei Lewis, a now 16 year old girl, wrote her first picture book at the age of 13 years old, found her illustrator on ebay, and asked her mother to start a publishing company to distribute her book and sell it. Huh!? Yep, - there it is again – no fear. No one told her that she couldn’t do this. Besides, she had an awesome mom to support her.

Now, Moonlight Memoirs, is getting awards, and Maggie’s tour schedule is hectic, not to mention her book is selling very well. She recently won the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

So there you go, an example of a teen who has done amazing things. Who had the confidence, to blaze her own path.
Buy her book, Moonlight Memiors,

Maggie's website:
Melody Lamb, Illustrator:

Thursday, March 31, 2011


For those of you that don't know it, I'm a mom of four. About a year ago, my son asked me to write a book about Pirates. I knew that I had to really do it up for him, I wanted him to read it soooo much. Well he did, and he told me what I needed to do to make it even better - but most of all, he said, "Mom, you nailed this!"


Check them out, please comment and support these wonderful bloggers that took a chance on BANDITS and gave it a read.

Okay, I'm gonna cry...JOYFUL tears. More awesome amazing reviews of Bandits!!!

LovLivLife Reviews

The Bo0ki3 Reviews:

Writer's Alley

All Consuming Books


Sunday, March 27, 2011

There's GONNA BE A PARTY! Here's a Party Favor!

Oh yeah baby!!! There's going to be a Launch Party for Bandits! We'll be giving away some awesome prizes.

So until then, stay tuned.


We have a ton of books! So we are going to give away a YA Pack.


THE PACK by LM Preston
OTHER by Karen Kincy

To get the prize....

Follow me on:

and send Email to publisher on : to confirm.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kirsten Hubbard author of Like Mandarin talks Release Day

Spotlight Blog and Author:

Welcome Author, Kirsten Hubbard dropped by A Writing Process or a Write of Passage

Learning the craft of writing
for her Release Day Interview: Like Mandarin available today!

Some of you know I'm a travel writer as well as a YA author. I've been fortunate to visit some pretty colorful places, and certainly, I'd love to celebrate my release day in Thailand or Tikal (or more appropriately, the Wyoming badlands!). But I'll be spending it right here in San Diego, mostly in my house and home office. My launch party isn't until Saturday, and my friends and family won't come down until Friday. So it'll be and the dog til the husband gets home. Maybe it's a little mundane, but it fits, since it's the site of my most exciting journey of all: writing and publishing LIKE MANDARIN.

That all sounded really zen, didn't it? Really, I expect my release day to go like this:

7:30 - Wake up (if I ever got to sleep), butterflies with harpy eagle wingspans twirling in my stomach. Linger in bed and check my email on my iPhone while Husband heads off to work. Like every morning.
8:00 - Shuffle (bounce) into the kitchen and make chai. Like every morning.
8:05 - Sit at my computer, in my office or at my kitchen table or coffee table, and prevent myself from checking Goodreads/Amazon/Bookscan. Except really I'll check all three, immediately.
9:00 - Repeatedly.
10:00 - Eat some Thin Mints. Get stressed about launch party Saturday.
10:15 - Read some Metafilter and CNN and so forth, and talk to my YA Highway co-bloggers, but every fifteen minutes head back to Goodreads/Amazon/Bookscan.
12:00 - Realize how ridiculous I am being, and that I need to get out of the house. Take shower and sing "Afraid of Everyone" by The National at the top of my lungs. Decide to leave my iPhone at home. Except really I'll bring it.
12:30 - Treat myself to a Thai iced tea with boba.
12:45 - Take my Thai iced tea with boba somewhere scenic and relaxing, like Balboa Park, or the beach, and walk around a little bit, maybe for ten minutes, until early sense of refreshment is replaced by debilitating sense of off-the-grid terror, and then I will sit on a rock and check Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon and Facebook on my iPhone.
2:00 - Arrive home and head straight for my computer.
2:30 - Eat more Thin Mints. Call my mom. Get stressed about launch party Saturday.
4:00 - Walk the dog -- but only a couple blocks. The internet awaits!
5:00 - Put on An Outfit and get bouncy waiting for Husband to release me from my own head.
5:30 - Husband gets home! Talk a SoCal mile-a-minute about all the internet things that happened today. Like every evening.
6:00 - Get in car and head to indie bookstore.
6:10 - Locate my book.
6:11 - Cry.
6:30 - Head somewhere with happy hour margaritas or mojitos.
8:30 - Arrive home and head straight for my computer. Intend to spend some time working on third book, but instead, get wrapped up in great conversation with great friends.
12:00 - Can't believe it's over! Fully initiated. I am an author.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Awesome Reviews for BANDITS - I'm Fainting like now!

Oh, I just had to share. I *jumping up and down* got another 5 star review for Bandits!

Book Reader's Heaven:

check it out:


Eva's Sanctuary:

Check it out:

Would you like to give it a read? Check out the above reviews and let me know if it's an adventure you'll love.

The other is from Librarian, Dawn Lewallen check her out on twitter

Her email quote: "Finished Bandits this weekend. LOVED it!!!! I especially liked how you were able to show the character's disgust and frustration without having them go into a swearing tirade and the romance between Jade and Daniel was gentle and romantic. A perfect YA novel!!"

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Winner Isssssss!

Yep, there's finally a winner!

ARC Copy of BANDITS and a $20 itunes Gift Card. Yippeee!

Haley Hanes is the winner! Please email publisher your mailing address by clicking EMAIL on the publisher website:

I love give aways!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Book Signing and Latest Book Reviews of BANDITS

Okay, here's another week of excitement. Yeah, I've been furiously working on editing my MG novel and outlining a new series while anxiously waiting for reviews to come in on BANDITS.


This was my first official bookstore signing of the year. It's a finishing off of my tour of THE PACK, my upper YA, but I was giving away a free ARC copy of BANDITS. It was a great crowd and I sold ebooks and paperbacks at the event. The owner even invited me back for the summer book festival. I was so honored.

Me with Eva, local Book Blogger. There were 3 other great Local Authors in attendance!


I can say that I'm humbled to the point of tears. Yep, tears, that I got emails regarding reviews of Bandits.

Here's the first one:

Please drop in and comment.

Eva's Sanctuary:

5 out of 5 stars,

The other is from Librarian, Dawn Lewallen

Her email quote: "Finished Bandits this weekend. LOVED it!!!! I especially liked how you were able to show the character's disgust and frustration without having them go into a swearing tirade and the romance between Jade and Daniel was gentle and romantic. A perfect YA novel!!"


So if you want to review BANDITS, let me know :-D We still need some great blog reviewers to take a peek at it.

Also, stay tuned it goes for official review at Foreword Magazine this week...*I'm biting my nails for that one*

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Signing This Sat 2/19th and ARC Gift with Purchase

I'm soooo excited. Oh, and stay tuned for the winner notification for the last give away.

Come out and see me and a ton of other authors this Sat. 2/19 at

Barnes and Noble:
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

I'll be giving you a free ARC of BANDITS with any purchase of my books!

Monday, January 31, 2011


BANDITS is coming! THE Publisher is printing the ARC Copies and I want you to Win an ARC Copy of BANDITS and a $20 itunes Gift Card.

Contest Dates: Jan 1st, 2011 to Feb. 4th, 2011

The winners from THE PACK blog tour are getting their complimentary copy of BANDITS and you can get yours too!


Check out the BOOK TRAILER and leave a comment with your name = +1 point (go to or double click above to go to youtube and leave comment)

Follow both my blogs: and = +2 points

Facebook friend me:

Follow me on twitter: LM_Preston and send DM with your number of points = +1point

First one come, first one serve.

Also, some random conselation prizes of the ARC with unknown goodies will be sent to those who Direct Message me on Twitter

Friday, January 7, 2011

The New Year Winner!!

Welcome FAULK from Bandits! This is a pic from the booktrailer artist, Shoshana Epsilon! I'm sooooo excited!

WINNERS for the New Year!
Terry Hutchinson and Ashley Freeman