Happy New Year!
I decided to start 2018 with a brand new pre-order releasing March 13. INK is a story I outlined a few years ago that got put on the back burner because other responsibilities intruded. But I pulled it out last year, finally wrote it, and now I have my first new contemporary romance in six years!
“But Elizabeth, you write fantasy, not contemporary.”
Common misconception, my friends!
Though I’ll always consider myself a fantasy writer first, I actually got started writing contemporary romance. (And I do have one stand-alone CR already published, The Genius and the Muse.)
The idea for this book, which will probably be a series of stand-alones, is for me to have a bit of a break from the heavy world-building of the Irin Chronicles and Elemental Legacy. INK is an entertaining romp of small town, opposites-attract romance combined with a heaping helping of book love and tattoo appreciation. (Yes, if you’re wondering, I have six of my own.) It was pure fun to write, so I hope it’s pure fun to read.
Preorder links at the end of the post!
It’s everything but business as usual.
Emmie Elliot hadn’t expected to come back to Metlin, California. She definitely didn’t expect to stay. She returned to her childhood home with a mission: Sell the building that housed her grandmother’s book store and move on with her life.
But life doesn’t always go according to plan.
To reopen her grandmother’s book shop, Emmie will need a hook. She’ll need a strategy. She’ll need an… Ox?
Miles Oxford doesn’t have much interest in quiet bookstore owners. He’s a tattoo artist without a space to work, and the last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone after his last disaster of a relationship. Work and pleasure don’t mix for Ox, but since he doesn’t have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right?
She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a book shop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms. As long as they keep their attention focused on business.
Just on business.