Cover reveal, muttering, a blog tour, and a hint of Hawaiian shirts…

I’m skipping the teaser this week (honestly, it’s pretty hard to pick good ones without spoiling you folks!) and making a few announcements. For your amusement, I’ll give you a rough idea of the conversation that C and I had about a month ago:

C: Hey, honey, so what’s the title for the third book?

E: Um, The Force of Wind.

C: …

E: What?

C: Wind.

E: Yeah.

C: Wind?

E: Yes, The Force of Wind. It’s one of the four elements.

C: So…you want me to make a cover—for your book— that is a visual representation of WIND and fits with the other book covers I’ve made for the series?

E: Yes.

C: (Walks away muttering under his breath.)

E: Thanks, honey! I love you!

C: (More muttering.)

I don’t know what he was muttering about, because I think he did a great job. But give him a little love in the comments, why don’t you?

If you’ve been hanging around twitter or “like” the Elemental Mysteries Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen it, but here’s the official announcement on my site. I present to you…the cover for the third Elemental Mysteries book, The Force of Wind.

And here is the synopsis you can find here and on GoodReads:

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

What would you sacrifice to kill the one you hate?

Join Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo as they travel to a hidden island on the far edge of China to seek the help of an ancient immortal court. Can they weave their way through the tangled web of centuries-old alliances and ruthless feuds to find what they’ve been looking for? Friends will be revealed, enemies will find them, and a dangerous secret will come to light.

The third book in the Elemental Mysteries series will see Giovanni and Beatrice joined by a group of unlikely allies as they explore the history and myth of ancient China. Many have been stolen, but only one holds the key.

The Force of Wind is the third book in the four-part Elemental Mysteries series. It is the sequel to This Same Earth and is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers.

The other announcement I’m excited to make is that I’ll be doing a blog tour for the Elemental Mysteries series hosted by the smart and savvy ladies of A Tale of Many Reviews book blog! Here is the banner for the blog tour:

I’m excited to be working with the book bloggers who have signed up. The tour will be only a week long, but I’m hoping to get the word out to new readers about the books. I’ll be posting schedules of where I’ll be on the tour closer to the date, but I’ll try not to inundate you!

One more quick announcement: while you folks have been amazing about nominating candidates for Gio in the EM “Dream Cast”…Beatrice hasn’t received as much love! I’m still looking for more ideas about who you see as Beatrice De Novo in the series, and I’d love to hear from you! Remember, you receive an entry into the drawing for the ARC of Book 3 for each character you nominate, so you could possibly have six entries into the contest if you get a nomination in for all of the characters. Thanks to all of you who have already offered your nominations!

Hope you have a great week and on Thursday, I’ll be taking nominations for our favorite Hawaiian-shirt loving priest, so put your thinking caps on! I’ve put a Polyvore set together for Carwyn, which I’ll post on the FB page today, and I’ll post it again here on Thursday!

Thanks for reading,



2 thoughts on “Cover reveal, muttering, a blog tour, and a hint of Hawaiian shirts…

  1. Ron C. Nieto says:

    That’s a pretty damn amazing cover! I love how the central motive remains steady with the elements changing behind… it’s enough to change the whole image while keeping a perfect continuity with the series!

    So yes: lots of love to C for his work with this one too 🙂

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