No big announcements today except I wanted to post the trailer for A Stone-Kissed Sea over here. I hope you enjoy! Check down at the bottom of the post to see how to enter the ARC Contest. For those of you who have already preordered the book, thank you so much! For those of you waiting to see if you want to read a book about Lucien, maybe this will convince you. OR maybe the words of my developmental editor Lora will:
“If you’ve enjoyed The Elemental World series as much as I have, then you’re going to love A STONE-KISSED SEA. I think it’s the best of the series, and considering how good that series is, that’s saying a lot! Elizabeth wraps up the Elixir plotline, and there’s a substantial shift in the Elemental World, both figuratively and literally.
If you’re a Ben and Tenzin fan, I can tell you that there’s an Easter egg in A STONE-KISSED SEA concerning Ben and Tenzin’s relationship. Like Tenzin, it’s small but incredibly powerful. There’s also an Easter egg about another couple planned for the future, but I won’t say who.”
I promise I did NOT pay her to say that. (And she asked me before she posted this on her Facebook page.) I pay her to be mean and viciously pare away anything in my work that isn’t adding to the storyline. Do you remember Saulo from The Scarlet Deep? No. No, you do not. Because Lora killed him. (RIP Saulo. *sniff*)
So I was very very happy to see this post from her. It’s very flattering to read things like that from a person whose occupation is being critical about books. And she’s right. This book does end the Elixir plot line, but it also contains a big shift in the overall Elemental World that will affect Ben and Tenzin’s series quite a bit. It’ll be interesting to see what you guys think after you read.
I’m posting today to share the book trailer! This was done by my marketing PA, Jenn Beach. This was her first trailer. Amazing, right? I think she did a fantastic job.
A Stone-Kissed Sea is coming in a little over a month! ARCs will be going out to reviewers in the next week or so. If you Facebook, you can head over to my author page today and enter to win an ARC. OR you can leave a comment here answering this question:
If you had to be turned into an Elemental vampire, which sire would you choose?
Remember, vampire sires in my world are NOT romantic. It’s really a parent/child bond. So who is the warm and cuddly bloodsucker you’d pick to be your parent? Or would you go all Machiavellian and pick the most powerful or well-connected sire? Tell me in the comments and be entered to win an ARC of A Stone-Kissed Sea! (electronic formats only) Contest will run until next week Thursday. So that gives you one week to come up with an answer. Winner chosen at random.
Have an amazing weekend and a fun Halloween, everyone!
(And if you haven’t pre-ordered A Stone-Kissed Sea, here are the links again.)