I’m alive. I promise. (Also ARC giveaway for The Scarlet Deep.)

Me and my boy

Me and the boy (who is now GIGANTIC) enjoying Central Park.

Between the RT Convention in Dallas, my son’s last week of school, a trip to New York with said son, and completing the landscaping for my backyard before it gets super-super-hot, I’ve been running in circles for the past month or so.

e53fmgO Yeah, kinda like that. Anyway, once I started getting emails from concerned readers, I figured I better update you guys.


Sorry. (To be fair, I have been updating social media, especially Instagram, so if you like following along on my travels and seeing pictures of food, my dogs, and occasionally me and my kid that’s a good place to keep up with me.)

What’s going on with me and writing? The Scarlet Deep - 3D copyWell, The Scarlet Deep is at the editor right now, and everything is on schedule for its release on July 7th. Feedback from my developmental editor and beta readers has been great so far, and I’m very excited for you guys to get your hot little hands on it. It’s available for preorder all over the place. I really love this book, so I hope you do, too.

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/kf87vch

iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/km4uulf

Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/jvoluop

Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/phodgfw

As for what I’ll be doing while the editors are working their magic, my son is leaving this week to visit his dad for a month or so (boy time!) so I’ll be working my not-so-little tush off putting all the promotional stuff together for The Scarlet Deep, and then I’ll be starting a novella that’s set in the Elemental World, but historical! Which I’m both excited and intimidated by. That novella is going to be released with one from Grace Draven in a collection we’re doing for Halloween.

After that, I’ll be working on the next Cambio Springs book. I can already hear Ollie beginning to grumble at me, so I think I’ll be more than ready to get back out to the desert this summer. anigif_enhanced-buzz-31318-1377012991-6 I’ll get it all done. Probably.

Since the new book releases in just a MONTH, I’d like to do an ARC giveaway here on the blog! So leave a comment on this post before Thursday, and you’ll be entered to win one of three Advanced Reading Copies (e-book) of The Scarlet Deep. I’ll update the blog on Friday and let you know who won!

I’ll also be sending out a VIP Newsletter tomorrow featuring a deleted scene from The Scarlet Deep with Anne, Brigid, and Gemma. It’s a cute scene, but it didn’t really serve a purpose in the book. It might, however, give you a fun peek at three of the Elemental heroines you’ll be seeing a lot of in the new book. And… I think that’s it! Here, have one more corgi gif on me. anigif_enhanced-buzz-32136-1377010400-18

Stay cool and thanks for reading! (And waiting so patiently.) Elizabeth

UPDATE: I feel like I need to clarify that these are not my corgis. I have a lab and a standard poodle. I was simply inspired by the fact that I really love corgis, and my friend Killian got one not too long ago.

Though I kinda wish I had a corgi. (Don’t tell my dogs.)

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  1. I’ve always had bigger dogs (collies and Tervuren) but there’s something abouyt Corgis that is just soooo cute!

  2. I am due with my third child in 2 weeks (we will now be outnumbered… which is terrifying) and I am SO looking forward to this book for some blissful quiet-time! An early copy might just help me through early labour depending on the timing….. 🙂

  3. i just started A Hidden Fire again! I’m rereading the Elemenal Mystery/World books to get ready for The Scarlet Deep.? Some books/movies lose the magic the more times they are read/watched, but I love these more every time! I can’t wait to read Anne and Murphy’s story!!!

  4. I’m sitting here waiting for an overdue baby to arrive. I’ll be spending lots of time with my kids this summer. I’m excited to read The Scarlet Deep and learn more about Anne and Murphy, especially since it seems they have history. 🙂

  5. Oh yay, I am SO excited! Aaand I’ve been dying for a Cambio update, so I’m pretty stoked that you’ll be heading in that direction soon, too!

  6. I’ve been craving a good paranormal read for a while now, so when I saw not only the blurb but the beautiful cover for The Scarlet Deep it was hard to contain my excitement. I am so looking forward to read this book since the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series and of my favorites out there, and of course you have been teasing us with little excerpts so that has me even more anxious for it!

  7. Really excited for The Scarlet Deep! (Also a little jealous that you were in New York, I was there recently a totally fell in love with the place!)

  8. They say patience is a virtue. . . It just might not be my virtue! Can’t wait for the new book!!

  9. Fantastic news about Cambio Springs and Ollie – can’t wait for it!!!!! It’s my favourite series of your books. Have a fabulous summer!

  10. As much as I’ve loved all of your books that I’ve read – I REALLY loved your Irin/Irini series.  Are you going to continue that series?  I surely hope so.  So many more Irin men need mates.  🙂  Very best regards, Joy From: ELIZABETH HUNTER To: jwa90010@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:12 PM Subject: [New post] I’m alive. I promise. #yiv8306358791 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8306358791 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8306358791 a.yiv8306358791primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8306358791 a.yiv8306358791primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8306358791 a.yiv8306358791primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8306358791 a.yiv8306358791primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8306358791 WordPress.com | elizhunter posted: “Between the RT Convention in Dallas, my son’s last week of school, a trip to New York with said son, and completing the landscaping for my backyard before it gets super-super-hot, I’ve been running in circles for the past month or so.Yeah, kin” | |

  11. My every attempt to say something sharp and witty almost always falls flat (pun intended) and ends up making me look like a fool. So I will just say, you are one of my all time favorite authors in my almost six decades of reading and winning an ARC would be an honor.

  12. I can’t wait for the new book, I am currently reading all the Elemental books again (about the 5th time now) and getting myself geared up for the new release!
    So happy to hear of a new Cambio Springs in the pipeline too!
    I would love to be chosen for an ARC or to be a VIP reader.

  13. Really looking forward to The Scarlet Deep. Any trip into the Elemental World is amazing and an historical trip into the EW sounds intriguing but I’m sure it will be brilliant too. Also, I love the Cambio Springs series and finding out that another one of those is on the way just made my day. Thank you x

  14. I can’t wait for this book! So exciting!

    I’m spending my summer on bed rest because of my difficult pregnancy, fun times… So basically I’m spending the summer trying to find enough books to read that I won’t go crazy!!! Also we aren’t finding out the sex of the baby but our lassies name choice is Scarlett, is this a sign?!


  15. Yes I would like an ARC of Scarlet Deep. Love the series. The novellas are a great way to see another side to the characters. Thank you.

  16. I’m really looking forward to reading this book 🙂 Anne and Murphy sparked my interest in Building from Ashes and I can’t wait to read their story.

  17. I’ve had all kind of trouble trying to find something that I want to read lately. Even just a deleted chapter should take the edge off until the book comes out. I hope anyway.

  18. Hi Elizabeth, I hope you have a great summer and get a chance to sit back and enjoy a few good books. I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my kiddos.

  19. Glad you are still with us 🙂 I can’t wait to find out more about Anne and Murphy’s history and watch them fall in love again 🙂 I love Welsh Corgis if I could have one I’d name him Ein after Cowboy Bebop’s Ein who was so cute and smart.

  20. So looking forward to the new book! As a teacher home with two kids this summer (and loving every second) I’m looking forward to escaping in to the Elemental World during those precious, though rare, quiet moments.

  21. I’d been watching your social media adventures so knew you were still kicking around 🙂

    Would love an ARC copy so that I can write you a kick@$$ review on Goodreads and Amazon 😉

  22. Know that feeling…on top of end of school year for daughter, starting a new job soon…need your books to relax 😉

  23. Believe it or not, this is my very first blog post, ever. What a great way to break into the blog world…..with a chance to win a copy of your book. Two words: WOOT WOOT! So excited. Thank you for sharing your skills with the world.

    I am busy with my son’s high school graduation this summer.

  24. Can’t wait to read your new one! I received a free copy of “A Hidden Fire” a couple years ago, and from that 1 book, was born my love for all of your books! You also opened the door to a host of Indie authors I might never have discovered…so I thank you for all of your incredible books (Tenzin is my favorite character of ANY series!), and thank you for sharing opinions of other authors!

  25. I need an ARC so that I can read it on my long road trip from Cali to Montana. Really excited for the book to come out.

  26. Let’s see, this summer I am reading, tending my smallish kitchen garden, sewing a bit, and helping my daughter through a nasty divorce. Thanks for running a give-away of your new book. I can’t wait to read it.

  27. Love the great Corgi gifs! An ARC would mean I could read the new book on my trip to Amish country in Indiana 4th of July weekend instead of having to wait until I get back!! Yes, please. 😀

  28. I love the dog on the merry go round. Fondly remember the days when kids like me were on them instead of electronics. (No, I don’t want to return to pre-electronics, just would like a mixture of physical activity and play with the new world). Cannot wait for the next book. I have not been able to find any of your books in print. Do they exist?

    • Oh yes! All of my novels and most of my novellas are in print, but you might have to order them. They’re also available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.

  29. So glad to hear you’re doing great! I completely understand the busy thing- I’m working on my master’s degree and getting everything together to move my dog and I from Virginia to Florida at the end of July. Thanks so much for all the effort you put into your books. I know I (plus many, many more) really appreciate you and all you do.

  30. Oh boy. Hope you all enjoyed NYC. It can be a very magical place. (no stories in New York huh?). looking forward to the new book with certainty that it will be another great one in the elemental world. Living in the desert since retiring to AZ so also looking for that next Cambio book, hurry up already (LOL).

  31. This summer will be lots of music-making, gardening, sewing, knitting, reading, and otherwise doing fun things!

  32. Love your Elemental series. I’m currently re-reading them (for like the fifth time) so I’m all set for the new book! Am dying to know about Murphy and Anne’s past together.

  33. Can’t wait to get back to the elemental world with Anne and Murphy. Also excited about a new book from Cambio Springs, I grew up in Palm Desert so it’s like reading about home, only with shapeshifters… ?

  34. I can not wait to read another of your books. I absolutely adore them, especially your Elemental Series. They have all given me a book hangover.

  35. I CANNOT wait for this book!! I reread all of the Elemental Books and novellas last month in preparation 🙂 Also hooray for a new novella AND Cambio Springs. So excited!

  36. I follow you, enjoy all your updates, and really appreciate that you take the time to personally respond at times. Love your work and would truly LOVE to win an ARC. Can’t wait to read your latest and greatest! 😉

  37. Eagerly awaiting your new book!! Love the corgi pics(and those of you and your son). So happy I discovered you…you have become a favorite author!

    • Now I really want this! My mother in law canceled watching my kiddos tomorrow for my wedding anniversary so I need something new and exciting to read!

  38. Sounds like you’ve been doing well and have a great summer planned. This is the only series I am behind in reading and can’t offer to do a review so I would love to win an ARC. I’m moving in July or I would sit down and catch up pronto. Plus I’m working full time yet this month.

    I’m beyond excited for more Cambio Springs! Anne

  39. I’ve been re-reading the previous Elemental World books in anticipation … can’t wait to get to know Murphy and Anne the way we know the others! So excited to return to this world … love, love, love everything you write!!

  40. Looking forward to The Scarlet Deep as I’ve been so impressed with your writing which is definitely 2 or 3 steps above the “norm” for paranormal authors. Well, make that for all genres of writing. I’m intrigued with the historical elemental world novella and confident it will be great. You already seamlessly integrate history into most of your books so this will be an automatic buy for me. Thanks for the many hours of very enjoyable reading.

  41. It’s been fun following all your adventures on IG. Sad to I missed Dallas, but I’ll leave you with this:

    You know you’re an Elizabeth Hunter fan when…
    You reading an honestly very good book, but think how much better it could have been if EH wrote it.

  42. Can’t wait for The Scarlet Deep. I wanted to have my name in for the ARC but I have seen a couple of reader’s who are pregnant and eagerly awaiting
    the new book so don’t put my name in for the drawing. If you could just send me some of the snow under your doggie baby I would be so happy! 90 degrees in VA today. : )

  43. I can not wait to return back into the world of my all time favorite book boyfriend, Mr. Vecchio. Murphy was an awesome character and I cant wait for him to finally meet his true match. The women of the Elemental World and Mysteries are not to be taken lightly, they pack on heck of a punch!

  44. You’ve been a very busy bee lately, I’m impressed!

    As for the ARC, I’mma just go on record and st humbly that I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE OH GOD.
    I mean, ya know, that would be cool.

  45. I am anxiously waiting to read The Scarlet Deep!!!! This summer will be fun on the beach (in 2 weeks), an awesome rock concert, and then reading this book!!!! 🙂 🙂
    Bring it on!!!!!! ☆☆

  46. Super excited for Scarlet Deep! But I am seriously hankering for Ollie’s book…I just re-read the Cambio Springs books so those are are currently rattling in my brain. I am so thankful for your writing capabilities:)

  47. Why do I love these books? Because for a little while it gives me the chance to escape the world, escape the pain, escape the loss of loved ones and to totally immerse myself in another life – even for a day or two 🙂 So excited for Scarlet Deep, can’t wait.

  48. I’ll be reading and trying to convince myself to go outside and do yard work all summer. Cant wait for the book!!

  49. I absolutely love the elemental series cannot wait to read the newest one. This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

  50. Yay! Can’t wait. I’m taking the kids to Cali this summer to visit family and friends! Killian is on our to see list 🙂

  51. Would love to win this. I’m a big fan and love this series. I hate waiting for the next one 🙂 Hope u have a wonderful summer.

  52. I just finished listening to The Scribe and The Singer. First time I have ever listed to audio books, and I totally loved it. Is there a release date for The Secret that I may have missed? Time to get The Elemental books on audio now.

  53. I always enjoy your writing. Take your time, you’ve been very busy. I would love an ARC, but I will be purchasing anyway. Have a spectacular day!!

  54. Take your time, I would like an ARC, but I will be ordering a copy anyway. Have a spectacular day!

  55. I can’t get enough of your writing. You inspire me with your words and I look forward to more this coming month…but hey, if I am lucky enough to be one of those 3 lucky ARC receivers I would be super grateful! Thanks for continuing to write in the elemental world. It’s my favorite series of all time!!

  56. Why July 2015 will be great:
    1) Visits from three of my dearest friends
    2) A new release from Elizabeth Hunter
    3) The return of Oregon peaches and cherries

    …not necessarily in that order, but hedging my bets in case my friends read this post. 😉

  57. I’m really looking forward to reading the Scarlet Deep – whether as an ARC or my preorder! My son and I both enjoyed your Corgi craze here, too.

  58. We had a corgi during my teenage years – my father insisted he be named Prince, because the Queen owned corgis – very cute dog, great with children. I would love an ARC, thanks for the chance to win one.

  59. Summer for me is going to Iowa–yeah people go there on purpose despite what my dad says–to visit family. I’m constantly reading so I mainly am looking forward to books that come out. Tuesday is usually my favorite day. 🙂
    Yay for a non-novella Elemental book. As much as I adore the novellasI like being wrapped up in the world a tad longer. I re-read the elemental series at least once or twice a year–the series is one of my comfort reads. I’ve been waiting for Murphy’s story ever since he first appeared in the series. :X I got my Baojia book, now it’s time for Murphy!

  60. Yeah summer… Hope to be building a house, but I guess I have to stop reading long enough to do it. I have enjoyed your writings and greatly appreciate your “Elemental” mythos. Looking forward to the new entry in Elemental World. Ben and Tenzin soon?

  61. Glad you are well! We just had to put down our 12 1/2 year old black lab. Now we just have our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is almost 1. Thanks for the chance, I can’t wait for more of your work!!

  62. I would SO like to win! I’m one of your biggest fans and I’ve read all your books and LOVED them! Thank you for the opportunity! 😀 <3

  63. I get excited every time I see that you are publishing a new book! I have read and reread the elemental series countless times and never get tired of them. I’m pretty sure my studies are suffering because of it. If there was a way to incorporate your books into my textbooks, I would get an much better GPA. Consider weaving your story through a textbook where the reader has to read everything in order to get to the story….Yeah….that would be amazing…ha ha!

  64. What an amazing world you’ve created! I’ve really enjoyed reading the Elemental Mysteries and I’m starting on the others now. More!

  65. Hope I’m not too late for the ARC drawing for The Scarlet Deep (great name, by the way). I would love any opp to be the first to get a peek and have special information for a couple weeks! #ScarletDeepARC #Fingers&ToesX’d

  66. HI! I wrote you when I hooked my daughter on your books. Now my husband is reading them. We love all the series and can hardly wait for each “next in series” comes out. LOVE YOUR WRITING!!!

  67. Glad to know you are enjoying your summer! Can’t wait to read the scarlet deep since it’s in my favorite series! Good luck to everyone who is entering the contest.

  68. It was so great to get to meet you in Dallas! It was the reason I drove down with my daughter. I was so sorry we had to leave so soon after you arrived, had to try and beat those storms back to Oklahoma. Since then I am rereading the Elemental Mysteries, started Building from Ashes today! I can’t wait for the new book!

  69. I definitely need some elemental world action to accompany me to the beach July 4th! But honestly, I am still stuck on Baojia and Natalie and what is happening with them. They are my favorites ❤️

  70. I can’t wait for this book! I have a long list of good reads to make it thru this summer when there are no ball games or work. Keep writing these wonderful characters please!

  71. Sounds like your summer is off to a running start! Mine won’t really ramp up till end of the summer but so looking forward to vacation! Can’t wait for the next book, would love to win it…I always enjoy your blogs and posts.

  72. I can’t wait for the new book! I just reread all of the Elemental books and am excited for a new one!!!

  73. I Get To Read Something New This Summer From 3 Of My Favorite Authors. Just Finished Shards Of Hope By Nalini Singh. I Have your Book For July And Then Ilona Andrews’ Book For August. What A Great summer!

  74. I’m planning to do a reread of all of the Elemental Mysteries/World books as soon as I finish reading the series I’m on now. Confession: I may have snuck in a reread of Building From Ashes to tide me over…

  75. I am thrilled to know Gemma features in this book. I love her dynamic with Terry. Putting in a request for more with the Scottish members of Carwyn’s family too! They are such fun!

  76. Can’t wait for the Irish vampire to visit, I might just indulge in the whole vampire world again. Have been looking forward to this so much. Xxxxx

  77. Really love your writing and can’t wait for more!!!! Thank you for making exercising on my treadmill my escape instead of a chore!!!

  78. I have made my picture with you my Facebook profile pic. You truly are a great author and your time in Dallas was appreciated. Can’t wait for Halloween read.

  79. I can hardly wait! The Elemental Series is what drew me to you as a writer. So it goes without saying that I’ve been anxiously awaiting more stories to this series. I’ve also grown to love the Cambio Springs series and the Irin Chronicles… You are an extremely gifted writer!

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