New Release: FANGED KINDRED (FANGED, #3)

Ha! Bet you guys thought I’d never publish this thing, right? I admit there were times when I worried, but now Haddie’s third adventure is out in the wide world!

With her brother kidnapped, at least Haddie and her inconveniently unliving mother want the same thing—sort of. Even with it clear that Madelyn and the Huntsmen are fair game, Haddie needs all the help she can get. Now hunted by her father, the human authorities, and possibly whoever took Damian, it’s not exactly a time to be picky.

Forming an uneasy partnership, Haddie is quickly dragged from the vampire dominion into the werewolf territories where Damian has been taken. With the Huntsmen out of reach and even her father’s enforcers too scared to follow, it’s setting a new precedent for risky plans. Between age-old blood feuds and questionable allies, it looks like Haddie will get to prove just how much she’d risk for family.

The Kindle and Nook versions are live (as you can see) with the Apple and Kobo versions on their way!

(Psst…and don’t forget to post your reviews, no matter what you think! 😉 )

Writing Update: November 2016

 

untitled-9Yes, I know my weekly blog post is a day late. Shut up. There have been shenanigans and stock portfolios and STUFF. So without further ado, allow me to catch you all up as to the happenings of Elisabeth’s world.

NaNo WriMo a.k.a. The Month of Madness

As I write this, my present word count tally stands at 25,526 words. Officially past the halfway mark! I attribute this to a functional alarm clock, raging writerly pride, and copious quantities of tea.

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This has been a fun piece with lots of surprises for the characters and me and I am loving it. Of course, I will also have to edit it eventually. Bleh.

Speaking of editing…

Look at what I have been working on just last night! The final mark-ups for Fanged Kindred!

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The amazing Kaitlyn Deann is helping me edit. I’m reviewing her comments, checking for typos one last time, and this baby should be breaking out before New Years! So exciting.

As for reading…

In a fitting coincidence, we are covering Dracula for British Literature right now. For the record, there is no Dracula/Mina romance. NONE. If you think that their predatory obsession/crippling terror relationship if romantic, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?! Mina and Jonathan are the real love story. *heart eyes* Seriously, they’ve got a good thing going.

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Disclaimer: Do not read this book at night, especially if you live alone. It’s over a century old, so you think it’d be safe, BUT IT IS TERRIFYING.

I’ve also got another book review for W.R. Gingell’s Playing Hearts for some time this week! It was fantastic and I can’t wait to brag to you guys about it.

So have you read Dracula or Playing Hearts? Which of my projects are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. Calling all fangirls and fanboys!

Some author friends and I have started a Facebook page for fans of Throne of Glass and we hope you’ll join us over there! It will be cool art, bookish stuff, and book recs. Seriously, it will be fun and we hope you join the party.

Great and Glorious News!

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At long last…
After months and months of revisions, formatting debacles, printing mishaps, and typos, I am pleased to announce that The Key of Amatahns is ready to be unveiled to the world! There will be a blog hop and Facebook party to celebrate and you can check out this page for more information. Check out the new cover and blurb below and don’t forget to tell your friends!

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In a land where those with magic are esteemed and revered, Janir guards a secret that would send her to the headsman’s block at a word. As one of the reviled Argetallams, she has the power to destroy enchantments and steal others’ magic-an ability that has caused bloodshed for generations.

Raised as the illegitimate daughter of an influential lord, she was determined to turn her back on her heritage, but when her power manifests, leaving a nobleman dead, she has no choice but to flee her adoptive home. In exile with the help of a fearless young enchanter and an elf sworn to protect her, she finds herself entangled in a quest to hide an ancient artifact from the kingdom’s enemies.

But they are not the only ones after the relic and soon their paths cross with a rival from Janir’s distant childhood. With no hope of help or rescue, the fate of nations will depend on a fifteen year old girl and her mastery of powers she doesn’t understand.

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Good news and bad news

As the title of the post implies, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have received the first proof copy of The Key of Amatahns, the bad news is that I don’t think we’re going to meet the original January 26th re-release date. I thought I could get it done over Christmas break, but I’m finding that there was a whole lot more work I wanted to do with the story. I want to get it right, so I’m (quickly) taking my time to get it to you by the end of next month. Seriously, this time I’m not kidding.

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Me with the first copy of the newly reedited The Key of Amatahns proof!

In between polishing up final edits on The Key of Amatahns, I am fawning over an ARC of Ferran’s Map by T.L. Shreffler. You’ll all get to see my review for the blog tour next week and I’ve been waiting for this book for over a year, so I can’t wait to tell you all how much I loved it (because I know I will). The author is also my cover designer for the re-released versions and I am just giddy to show you what her brilliance has whipped up to be the new faces of the Argetallam Saga.

Hang in there, everybody, and hopefully my next batch of news will be for a solid re-release date!

My Literary New Year’s Resolutions: 2015

Personally, I have lots of resolutions and hopes for this year, but with my school goals, personal goals, and so on and so forth, that list got a bit long, hence I’m limiting it to my bookish pursuits on here. (Which, to be honest, are the ones that I hold as my top priorities.)

Read 57 books


I read 57 books in 2014, so that’s what I’m shooting for this year. I have a few mountains of unread titles in my room and piling up on my Kindle, so it’s definitely not going to be met for lack of material. With a whole bunch of new releases coming out from authors I adore—Erica Stevens, T.L. Shreffler, Jadie Jones, Rhiannon Paille, Tenaya Jayne, and plenty others—I’ll probably be getting a whole bunch of new books, too.

Publish 5 books


I’m planning to rerelease The Key of Amatahns at the end of this month with a shiny new cover and then the next three books in the series and the third Fanged Princess novella later in the year. (I’m really hoping I stay on schedule for a release in February, March, and April, but there’s been some trouble with the logistics for the other Argetallam Saga books, so the dates may be pushed back.) This would also more or less be compensation for publishing absolutely nothing in 2014.

Write 5 books

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This sounds ambitious and it sort of is, but it’s really more of four and a third books. My goal is to finish drafting the sixth and seventh books in the Argetallam Saga before the end of the year, the fourth Fanged Princess novella, and the last two titles in the unpublished Daindreth’s Assassin series (that way the whole series will be drafted before the first is published, how cool would that be?).

Do you have any reading/writing goals this year? Are you happy with how you carried out last year’s resolutions?

My Year in Review: Writing in 2014

I have been tagged by the lovely Eli Hinze along with the awesome Intisar Khanani to do an update post, detailing my literary exploits of 2014. Hence, I am here to confess to twelve months of general lack of focus. This year has seen me publish absolutely nothing at all, but that does not mean I haven’t been writing. No, I have been writing a great deal.

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Here we have me with a cup of Early Grey in my natural habitat, seated before a laptop.

I did some stuff with the Argetallam Saga
This year saw me complete the drafts of the fourth and fifth books in Janir’s story and begin the sixth. I have mostly finished editing on the fourth book and that should be published early next year (God and my support team willing) along with the shiny reedited editions of the first three books with pretty, sparkly new covers gorgeously designed by T.L. Shreffler.

I hope to finish drafting the sixth and seventh books in 2015 to release them sometime early 2016.

Around St. Valentine’s I sort of brain-dumped Fanged Princess

The first draft of Fanged Princess 3 was completed *coughcough* January of this year. So why haven’t you gotten it yet? A very good question. An excellent question, in fact. The truth is, it’s not ready. I was distracted with drafting the fifth Argetallam book and then I got distracted with what has been become my guilty side project since spring 2013.

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My favorite mug joining me in my favorite spot (yes, in front of my laptop).

Daindreth’s Assassin is my current vice

I have had a lot of readers tell me they’re excited for this series and asking if it’s published yet, which translates to a lot of pressure since I’m not planning to unveil it until summer 2016.

Writing the first book in this series was my 18th birthday present to myself. I worked on it off and on through the autumn, exploring the characters and the storyline and all of a sudden, everything clicked. I had the plot, the premise, the ending, all of it worked out.

Next thing you know, I’ve completed most the editing on book 1 with ginormous drafts of books 2 and 3 with book 4 more than halfway finished. When I say “ginormous,” I mean that the shortest book caps it off at well over 132,000 words (500-ish pages) and the longest is more like 260,000 words (900-ish pages).

There’s still lots of editing to do on those books (I mean LOTS), plus I’ve been reediting the first three Argetallam books. In other words, I am swamped. I’ve given myself a whole bunch of stuff to get done before I go back to school on January 20th and it’s freaking me out just thinking about it.

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The forecast for 2015?

With a study abroad trip planned for next summer and a full course load at school, it’s anyone’s guess as to what’s actually going to happen. I just know that right now I’m planning to release the first four Argetallam books in the first four months of the year and the third Fanged Princess novella at some point in the summer.

As you can see, despite my lack of publication this year, I have by no means abandoned storytelling, quite the opposite. You people have got a tsunami of Elisabeth’s books headed your way. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a whole bunch of drafting/editing/screaming/panicking to get done.

Writing Update: December 2014

Hello, lovelies. Never fear, I did not trip and break my neck falling down the rabbit hole.

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It’s finals this week and that means 41 days of freedom until the start of the spring semester, which I plan to waste on writing, reading, blogging, and other gloriously epic activities. I actually have some very exciting news for you, starting with the Daindreth’s Assassin series.

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I’m about 107k words into the fourth novel and after feedback from a very awesome beta reader, I have begun editing the first book. However, I am finding her emphatic advice, that I trim the word count down below 100k, to be very difficult to achieve. I mean, there’s just so much to the story and I’m finding more things that need explanation and showing not telling and…well, that story is planned for summer 2016.

Why so far ahead, you ask? Because I have five books planned for release next year. You read that right—FIVE. The first three books in the Argetallam Saga will be making a big splash starting in January with one coming each month, building up to The Temple of Tarkoth in April (God and my support team willing). The first three books will be re-released with reediting and they will all have shiny new covers designed by the brilliant and multitalented T.L. Shreffler.

And because I love you all, here’s a teaser for the new cover of The Key of Amatahns!

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Pretty, yes? Yes?

I am wrapping up some polishing on The Key of Amatahns right now while starting on The Secrets of the Vanmars, making lots of little tweaks and getting very excited for the big reveal in January!

The third book in the Fanged Princess series, currently titled Fanged Rebel, is set for a May 2015 release and in case you didn’t know, the first book is forever free on all eBook retailers. 😀

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So go download, mark your calendars, and get ready, because there’s a whole lot of Haddie and Janir headed your way!