You guys, I’m so excited to share the title and synopsis of the next Elemental World novel with you! I struggled with this one because there’s no clear theme to the Elemental World titles. “Um… water? They’re water vampires. Blood? And stuff…” (Luckily, I have an awesome sis who lets me bounce ideas off her.)
Without further ado, I’m happy to announce the next Elemental World novel:
THE SCARLET DEEP
On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals.
Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.
Anne O’Dea, Murphy’s former lover, retreated from public life over one hundred years ago to help immortals in need… and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne’s unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection, but Anne’s escalating bloodlust.
When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they’re forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe facade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.
I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve been able to really dig into this world. I’m having a blast. The new book is flying and I’m hoping for a summer release. I’d like to say early July, but I’m not making any promises right now because I’m not finished yet. But it’s looking very good. Anne and Murphy have plenty to say. For those of you who haven’t read the books in a while, Murphy and Anne were both introduced in Building From Ashes, Carwyn and Brigid’s book. THE SCARLET DEEP takes everyone back to Dublin and London. This is a standalone book within the Elemental World.
Copyright 2015, Elizabeth Hunter