Well, my last blog post garnered way more attention than I expected. Most of that attention was very kind, though, so I can’t complain. To all new readers here on the blog, I’d like to offer a big welcome! I don’t usually offer much publishing world advice, because this site is geared more toward readers, but I do have a couple links you might be interested in, like my FAQ: Writers edition or one of my 10 Things I Learned posts. (I didn’t do one last year and I really need to, but it seems silly halfway through the year. So… I don’t know. I may wait.) Basically, if you go to the drop-down menu under About Me, there’s a whole section that’s geared toward writers.
In reading news, I have a book out next week! Early reviews for THE SCARLET DEEP are coming in and so far, readers and reviewers seem to really like it. Cat Bowen at Breakfast to Bed blog wrote:
“A work of staggeringly well-written romance, The Scarlet Deep saturates the reader in the soul of the story, and gives them a sexy narrative they can really sink their teeth into. Elizabeth Hunter has once again proven she is a literary tempest…”
And Karina at Nocturnal Book Reviews said:
“The Scarlet Deep is sexy, earthy and beautiful. Anne and Murphy are compelling together, and you really want them to reunite… Overall, it’s an intense read, a delicious new installment in Elemental World series. Recommended.”
(Those two bloggers, incidentally, are two of the sharpest out there, so it’s incredibly flattering to receive reviews like that. I often look at their blogs for recommendations for my own TBR shelf.)
The book has done very well in pre-orders, so thank you to everyone who has already bought it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The pre-order links are:
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/oh34kfb
And you can add it to Goodreads here: http://tinyurl.com/phodgfw
It was really great to return to the Elemental World, and I’m happy to report, I’m already finished with a 30K Elemental World novella set in the 1880s featuring two side characters from The Scarlet Deep, Tom and Josie. It was really fun to write, and I learned way more about late Victorian undergarments than I ever expected! It’s called A Very Proper Monster, and I’ve included a nice fat preview at the end of The Scarlet Deep. That will be published in Fall 2015 along with Gaslight Hades, a novella by Grace Draven in BENEATH A WANING MOON, a duology we’ll be putting out together. So be looking for that around September or October.
Before I sign off and get back to drinking too much coffee, I just wanted to offer—for the thousandth time—a heartfelt thank you to all my readers. I have a book coming out next week, and I’ve done a paltry amount of promotion for it. All I really do is send out ARCs and hang out on Facebook and Twitter when it amuses me. And the reason I can do that is because of you guys. YOU’RE the ones who post reviews on Goodreads and at retailers. You’re the ones who share status updates and tell your friends and family about my books. Some days, I still don’t get it. I’ve been incredibly lucky to develop a readership like you, and I’ll never take it for granted. Your enthusiasm lets me focus on writing instead of beating a drum getting the word out about my books. So thank you so much.
Have a great week everyone! I hope you have a happy Canada Day if you’re in the frozen north. Kiss a moose or a mountie for me, whatever floats your boat. Probably eat some ice cream served by friendly polar bears. You know, all that Canadian stuff. And an early happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! I hope you have plans to spend time with family or friends. Eat hot dogs or burgers. Stuff yourself with watermelon and watch some fireworks. And please keep cool and put on your sunscreen. (Hey, I’m still a mom.)
All the best to you and yours,
P.S. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on the blog yet, but THE SECRET: Irin Chronicles Book Three is now available over at Audible.com! Zach Webber lent his amazing voice to this edition and so far the reviews have been very positive. Listener Ezinwanyi writes: “Elizabeth Hunter saved the best for the last. This book finally delivered the answers to the questions that I have grappled with since book 1. It’s nice to have a story finally draw together all the loose ends. I think this was Zachary Webber’s best work. He was awesome in his delivery!”