Ink by Elizabeth Hunter

New #contemporaryromance INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main

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 […]

MIDNIGHT LABYRINTH Roundup! Preorder links/FAQ/Chapter One preview

I’m so very pleased to announce that Midnight Labyrinth is available to preorder at all retailers now! It releases on November 7th. Here are your links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vTuXtN iBooks: http://apple.co/2gyESmr B&N: http://bit.ly/2vAHyGM Kobo: http://bit.ly/2vALPtX Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2esTdN7     FAQ for new and old readers Do I have to have read the Elemental Legacy novellas or any of your other books before I read these? Nope! This is a stand alone book. Which means that even if you’ve never read any of my other Elemental universe books, you’ll be able to pick this one up and enjoy. This is an entirely new series set in an existing world, but you won’t be lost. I’ve even had beta readers who aren’t familiar with my other books read this one to be sure. So far, they’ve loved it. Is this a paranormal romance? Though there are some romantic subplots throughout the series, this […]

Cover Reveal: THE SILENT Irin Chronicles Book Five

I’m so happy to reveal the cover for the new Irin Chronicles book, The Silent, which will be out July 28th! I love this cover. And I love this book! Here’s the synopsis: They are called kareshta, the silent ones. But the silent are waking. Kyra has lived her life in the shadow of a powerful Grigori brother. She’s ignored her own desires for the good of her family. But an unexpected request from Thailand sends her on a mission that could change her life and alter the fate of free Grigori all over the world. Sons of the Fallen hidden in the mountains of Thailand have adapted an ancient human magic for their own purposes. Will this practice bring peace or lead to even greater danger for the Irin race? A simple diplomatic mission sends Leo to Bangkok, but he didn’t expect to see a familiar face in surveillance […]

I PROMISE I DIDN’T DIE! (I’m just very busy.) #newrelease #paranormalsuspense

First off, I’m so sorry I’ve been absent from the blog. Between holidays and travel and school and travel and writing and— I wrote a thing for you! (so please don’t kill me) But seriously, after this next trip (yes, I’m taking another one, this one is for Irin) I’ll get back to regular posting about stuff and things. But for now, who’s in the mood for some paranormal suspense with a little bite? Omens & Artifacts is live! ➜Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kIuIR1 ➜iTunes: http://apple.co/2kjVQ7P ➜Kobo: http://bit.ly/2jLP9Iz ➜Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/699395 ➜Nook: (will update as soon as the Nook store gets their **** together) Ben and Tenzin are on a quest to find the lost sword of Brennus the Celt. Hopefully, they can avoid causing international vampire incidents while they’re at it.  ~ “Every moment in Omens and Artifacts is so deftly crafted that the pages begin to turn themselves as the reader moves through an almost out-of-body experience while […]

Book trailer day! And A Stone-Kissed Sea ARC Contest.

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 […]

Realities of Publishing (aka The Post I Have Been Dreading)

Today I am writing a post that I’ve been DREADING. Yes, dreading all in capital letters. Why have I been dreading it? Well, because it’s a post talking about: The Realities of Publishing. I write fantasy books. Clearly, I like avoiding the real world as much as possible. But I am also a full-time writer, the kind that has no second income or fall-back employment. This means I can spend my professional life writing and researching stories and getting the word out to readers like yourself! This also means that passion only takes me so far. I have three different series. This was a deliberate juggle on my part that has (mostly) paid off. I never wanted to be that writer who was only known for one thing. I never wanted to pigeonhole myself creatively or professionally. So despite what common wisdom would dictate, I paused in writing the Elemental […]

A word about my book prices.

I’m feeling nervous prior to the cover reveal of The Staff and the Blade tomorrow. Not because of the cover. I love the cover. But because I am releasing my most expensive book ever. Now, to those of you who are accustomed to traditionally published books, $6.99 (USD) will probably not seem that high to you. That’s on the low end for a new release, as a matter fact. But for those in indie world like myself, that’s a pretty hefty price tag. via GIPHY When I started out publishing, the standard novel-length book price for self-publishers was $2.99. That was what I listed A Hidden Fire at. But lots of people said that 99 cents was the only way to sell books. Or just give it all away! You just want reviews and to get your name out, right?

Ten Things I Learned About Publishing in 2015

 1. This business moves too fast for anyone to predict. This is why I don’t predict. I only tell you a few things I’ve learned this year. You can find my posts from 2011, 2012, and 2013 at the links. (I didn’t do 2014, long story.) A lot of people consider me an early self-publisher, and I only started doing this in 2011. That’s four years ago, guys! I’m a baby at this. And yet… I’m not. Things that are common knowledge for me are still new for authors who spent all or most of their time under the traditional system. So I know a lot, but I’m still learning, too. And you have to keep learning. Nothing is static in publishing anymore. Advice that was written in stone two years ago is inapplicable today. Keep on your toes. Keep learning. At the same time… 2. My goals haven’t changed […]

Roundup: NerdCon: Stories and another big THANK YOU.

Sometime last spring, the lovely April White told me about this cool new convention called NerdCon Stories that was happening in Minneapolis and was being put together by Hank Green (of VlogBrothers fame) and Patrick Rothfuss, one of her favorite fantasy writers. (And now one of mine.) She was taking her son, and after checking out more about it on the website and Rothfuss’s blog, I decided that TallBoy and I would go too. And then it was October and it happened! And it was really fun. And very thought provoking. And very valuable. And sometimes a little frustrating. (I did have a couple criticisms. Hopefully constructive.) And then more fun! And I will definitely be going back. So this blog post will be a bit longer than my usual. Feel free to skip around. The point of NerdCon: Stories was to celebrate story and the importance of story and the creators […]