Fun Announcement about the Dame-to-Dame Read!

Click on the graphic to check out the fun new feature we’ll be doing at The Deadline Dames. One day reading parties where we invite readers to join. And there are prizes! The first book we’re reading next week is mine. FORETOLD!

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FORECAST-Surprise Snippet!

FORECAST releases in less than a month on August 5th. I’m nervous and excited and hopeful that readers will enjoy it. My editor LOVED Taran and I had a lot of fun writing him and his…moods. So, here is a surprise excerpt showing part of a scene that showcases one of his more interesting ways of dealing with a bad situation. LOL.

Warning: Yeah, this is a young adult novel and no, it isn’t riddled with curse words. This particular scene is because of one ticked off adult after their car accident.  ;)

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I looked outside to see that Taran clenched two fistfuls of the man’s coat in his hands. He lifted the much bigger man off the ground. People around them started backing up. All I heard was the pattering of snow on the roof of my car, the moan of the wind coming between the houses. I scrambled out, slammed the door and ran around to Taran.

Nostrils flaring, Taran aimed a harsh glare at the man he held. I expected lightning bolts to shoot out of his eyes any second.

“Kid, put me down.” The driver’s bushy black eyebrows squished together, his eyes widening as he stared at Taran. His curly black hair whipped about in the wind as he struggled and grabbed Taran’s wrists.

“Hey,” I said softly as I laid one gentle hand on Taran’s side. A part of me thought he might go off if startled. His brown gaze flicked down to me. I smiled. Or tried to. I was pretty sure ice was forming on my cheeks. “You’re freezing. I’m freezing. Let’s just go.”

He stared as if I were speaking in another language. The guy in the air fought harder, kicking out his legs. One hit me. Hard. I winced and stepped back, then rushed forward again when Taran actually growled and started shaking him.

A loud rumble of thunder shook the earth.

“Let him go!” I blinked as snow pummeled my eyes and face. The wind hit hard, growing so loud, it sounded like ocean waves. It burrowed into me, forcing me to grab onto Taran’s arm to stay still. Everyone else ran back to their cars. The snowflakes thickened, my teeth started chattering. “H-hey! W-we can’t stay out in this. Let him go! It was an a-accid-dent. Not your fault!”

“Hell yeah, it was his fault. You heard the bitch. Put me down.”

“What did you call her?” Taran didn’t yell, but we both heard him over the wind. Lightning flashed in the overcast sky, followed by a sharp clap of thunder so loud I winced.

The sneer in the man’s voice pissed me off too, so I turned and wiggled between them, my entire back plastered to the front of Taran as I looked up at the guy. Then I sniffed as a whiff of something hit me. Surprised any scent lingered in this wind, I leaned forward, smelled his coat and realized why it had. Wincing, I held my hand over my nose. “My M-mom used to date this guy who reminds me a l-lot of you only he had long hair and a long beard.”

“I remind you of what? Girl, I don’t care about your mama. I’m freezing my ass off, the sky is about to open up even more, and we need to exchange numbers so He-Man here can pay for the damages. Drop the chitchat. Tell your freak boyfriend to put me down!” He brought up his fist.

Taran made another growling noise in the back of his throat. Lightning rent the sky again. My mouth dropped open as I realized the sky seemed to be reacting to his mood. Every hair on my body stood. I had to calm him down. Now.

I reached behind me to touch him, somehow knowing that worked. My hand ended up on his hip. He stiffened up, went completely silent for a moment, then kind of chuckled. I glared back up at the dangling, wiggling man. “Look, this c-cold is killing me. That guy my mom dated smelled just like you. Cheap whiskey. It sticks in your clothes.”

A cop car pulled to a stop a few houses down.

“Just go home,” I told him.

Taran dropped him and the man staggered back. He brushed his hands down over his coat, snarled at me. “Stupid bitch.”

I had to turn and physically wrap my arms around Taran’s waist when he started to step after the man again. “Gods, I’m freezing. Let’s just g-go, okay? It’s okay. You don’t want to get into more trouble, and he r-reeks of booze.”

He stared down at me, blinked as he seemed to get himself under control. Then he snorted. “Were you petting me?”

“N-no.” I frowned as the sky seemed to settle. “Well, sort of.”

The corner of his full lips went up. “I liked it.”

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One Month to Go!

I have the electronic ARC of book two in my Sisters of Fate Trilogy and it’s so pretty!! Only one month to go, but you can pre-order FORECAST now.

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The Lockwood triplets are charged with helping to save the world—but at a high cost. Coral is always in the middle, always the family peacemaker. She’s the sister with the most to prove. When a freak snowstorm halts her Florida summer, signaling the Norse end of the world, she tracks down Taran Breen—a would-be warrior carrying Thor’s soul. A boy who’s fought his temper all his life and is now a suspect for murder.

One who looks at her as no other has before.

As roaring seas surge and terrifying underworld creatures emerge for battle, can Coral control her goddess magic and protect Taran? Because now she has a chance for more than her crazy life—as long as she and Taran win….

It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power

to change the world’s destiny.

But only if they survive…

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Surprise Cover Reveal!

Harlequin Teen did a surprise early cover reveal for FORESWORN, the third in my Norse YA Trilogy. I absolutely adore this cover, so go see!

 

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Forecast Releases August 5th!

You can now pre-order. Just click on the cover. :)

Forecast final cover

The Lockwood triplets are charged with helping to save the world—but at a high cost. Coral is always in the middle, always the family peacemaker. She’s the sister with the most to prove. When a freak snowstorm halts her Florida summer, signaling the Norse end of the world, she tracks down Taran Breen—a would-be warrior carrying Thor’s soul. A boy who’s fought his temper all his life and is now a suspect for murder.

One who looks at her as no other has before.

 As roaring seas surge and terrifying underworld creatures emerge for battle, can Coral control her goddess magic and protect Taran? Because now she has a chance for more than her crazy life—as long as she and Taran win….

It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power

to change the world’s destiny.

But only if they survive…

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Edits, Deadlines & A Little Beri Info

I turned in copy edits on FORECAST this morning. I really like this book but have a feeling some will find it a bit different from my usual. Coral isn’t my usual heroine. She has an inner core of strength like the others, but her outer strength lies in knowledge more than fighting. I’m completely in love with some secondary characters in FORECAST. Wait until you meet Josh and Grim Tanner!

And I think Taran is one of my sexier heroes. Yeah, he’s just turning eighteen in the book-but I would have LOVED him at eighteen. ;)

I have one more difficult deadline set up right now so I can do nothing but work on FORESWORN for another few weeks. It’s hard. Everyone does everything in spring. Proms, birthdays, graduations… And me still without wheels after the car accident. But I hope that’s resolved soon. I plan to take a couple of weeks off then to breathe a bit and catch up on things that have been let go over the past year.

But…Beri and her friends are calling me. This next book of hers is big and bold and exciting and funny and kind of heartbreaking. The story is just there and ready to go. Man, I miss her and Blythe and Nikolos and Castor and yeah, yeah…I miss them all. So, I’ll be working on her next project fully. I have been getting a few emails lately from readers asking about the third book and that makes me sooo happy.

You have no idea how much!

My Beri books haven’t reached a very big audience and that was one reason I had no choice but to set them aside to finish up another project. (And I’m not talking about my Norse triplets. I Love these books just as much!) But I am kind of nuts about Beri’s world and do plan to keep going with her.

So, if you enjoy Dweller on the Threshold and Blood of an Ancient, let people know. It’s the small, word of mouth shares that can really make a difference. :) Dweller on the Treshold72lg BloodOfAnAncient-R (1)

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Fun Interview!

I had a blast answering these interview questions for Supernatural Snark. There’s also a rune hint for book two in my Sisters of Fate trilogy… ;)

http://supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com/2014/04/interview-rinda-elliot-foretold.html

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Love This Review!

“Foretold is the first book in Rinda Elliott’s new Sisters of Fate young adult series.  I am quite the fan of Rinda’s Beri O’Dell urban fantasy series.  I find that series to be gripping and unique.  I also love the depth with which she writes her characters.  When I found out she was writing a YA series I thought I should check into it even though young adult isn’t one of my go-to genres anymore.  And once I read the blurb, I wanted to read it.  I knew that if Rinda put just half of what she puts into her UF series into this new one, Sisters of Fate and Foretold would be good.

And it was.”

Nothing like getting a boost about all your books in one review. ;) Really nice full review of FORETOLD here from Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks Reviews!

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Seeing Double—Until it’s Triple!

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Look how pretty they look side by side! This is Raven and Coral. FORETOLD is out now and FORECAST comes out in August. Wait until you see all three books together!

FORETOLD Purchase links:
Harlequin $2.39
Amazon $2.51
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Barnes and Noble $2.99
Kobo $2.99

 

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