Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sneek Peek!!

I know it's early, but let me tease you a little, OK? You'll enjoy it, I promise. Here's a little teaser of my upcoming debut, BLOOD OF ISIS. 

Cover tease:

There is a lot more to love about this sexy cover, trust me. You'll want to be here or find me on FACEBOOK for the April 2nd cover reveal party. Oh you know, there will be prizes and fun and...stuff.

Not sure what BoI is all about? Here, let me help: (See you on April 2nd!)

When a designer drug rocks the small town of New Brighton and makes junkies spontaneously combust, Paramedic Jayda Swenson suspects the super-methamphetamine her husband created before his death has resurfaced. She’s worked hard to create a safe, tidy life and put her meth-ravaged past behind her. Jayda has a secret to keep and her new life is the perfect cover.  But when tourists start disappearing and charred body remains crop up, Jayda learns the hard way that this drug doesn’t just fry people’s minds—it also fuels demons.

Luckily, the sexy new medic, Ben Tierney, is a demon-hunter in disguise, except his demon-busting powers don’t work so well anymore. Until he realizes Jayda’s touch can refuel the energy he’s lost—a touch she’s not so willing to dish out. Now Jayda finds herself wedged between an ancient demon that knows her past and her secret, and Ben, who has plenty of secrets of his own.  Fighting to hold onto her carefully controlled life, Jayda must decide if she’ll let Ben help her defeat the demons who threaten to infect the town by the 4th of July—even if it means exposing her true self and losing everything. Again.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Help Me with My Cover Reveal!!

I have seen the book cover for BLOOD OF ISIS, and it rocks hard. 

That being said, I want to share the awesome with, well, everyone!! If you're a blogger, reader, author or all-around awesome person, and would like to take part in the cover reveal for BLOOD OF ISIS, please drop me a note at elizabethottoauthor@gmail.com

I'll be hosting give-aways throughout the cover reveal, too.

BLOOD OF ISIS is an adult paranormal romance, with moderate heat level sexytimes--just so you know, so you can determine if it's right for your blog. 


Please email or leave a comment with your email addy, below. 

THANK YOU :)    

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Wisconsin Author to Celebrate & My First....

Many of you know that in my professional life, I work as an emergency medical technician. The nature of this job connects us closely to our brothers and sisters in law enforcement and firefighting, and inevitably, each year, a community close to us seems to loose a member of the emergency family. Having the opportunity to remember and praise the life of someone dedicated to helping the lives of others is an honor.

When I crossed over into the role of career author, I never imagined I'd have the same opportunity to remember and honor the life of a fellow author. Bridget Zinn isn't here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, POISON, but my friends. that's what we are here for.

Who knew she'd be a Wisconsinite like me?

When I look at Bridget Zinn, I see a vibrant, beautiful woman who seems like someone I could have been friends with--like someone who was a friend to many. There is no doubt in my heart that she touched the lives of many, and that she had the gumption to put her dreams of authorship out there, to GRAB it, is honor-worthy in itself. 

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.



Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she's certainly no damsel-in-distress—she's the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

There is no question that this book will be on my kids' shelf very soon!!!

Honor Bridget with us. Grab a copy of POISON for yourself. 

As part of this book tour, we were asked to share our "first" of something. Keeping in the author vein, the first time I opened my email to a full manuscript request from an agent, I jumped up from my rolling office chair, and the back wheels caught on the rug and tipped the chair back, sending me and it and my full, hot coffee cup backwards onto the floor. I sent that full request off with a bad headache and first degree coffee burns on my arms and neck. Man, the dangerous of being an author!!!