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… ;)
“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!
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:
Barnes and Noble $2.99
My first young adult romance, FORETOLD, is officially out. Here’s a post with handy purchase links. It’s more romance than my Beri O’Dell series and written for teens, but I think adults may enjoy it, too. ;)
Here are a few quotes from a few reviews:
“Foretold is surely one of the best reads of this year.” Read the full 5 star review at Le’ Grande Codex. (Here)
Foretold by Rinda Elliott was a heart pounding paranormal adventure with fierce, passionate heroes and a thrilling, action packed story! Norse myths were wonderfully entwined with our modern day setting in a delightful and mesmerising way! I most definitely can’t wait for the next Sisters story!” Read the full 4 1/2 star review at Bewitched Bookworms. ( Here. )
“Foretold was a fantastic YA paranormal romance. I loved this book! The romance, myths, surprises, and thrills were all wonderful. From beginning to end, it was just lovely. YA romance readers, this is a book you don’t want to miss.” Full 4 1/2 star review by Farrah’s Reviews. (Here.)
But what did I mean by “They’re” out? Harlequin Teen is revealing the cover for book two, FORECAST, today! I’m sooo excited to share. It’s a stunning cover and really showcases Coral’s story. Click HERE to see!!!
My debut young adult paranormal romance is releasing tomorrow.
For me, this is a big, big deal. I went through a LOT with this book while writing it and while it was making the rounds. It first went out on submission in 2009. Yeah, 2009. Wow, eh? And a lot of exciting things went on behind the scenes with it. But Norse mythology has only recently become more popular, so back then I wasn’t sure readers would get to see this trilogy.
You can imagine how thrilled I was to get the call from Harlequin Teen. Publishing with Harlequin has been a long-time dream of mine. I submitted my very first manuscript (a contemporary romance) to them when my college-going daughter was a baby. I probably still have that first two page rejection letter somewhere in my files. ;)
I’m super busy with a book also due tomorrow and another due in a month, so I’ll have enough to keep me occupied. But it’s hard. I want to be online celebrating!
There are a lot of long time blog readers who have waited to read Foretold, so I hope you all have some fun with Raven and Vanir. For purchase links, check out the post below this one or click here.
Saw a mention of a reader having trouble finding where to get FORETOLD, so I thought it would be a good idea for a link post. Lots of links to places you can pre-order. :)
Barnes and Noble $2.99
The cover reveal for FORECAST is April 3rd!!! I can’t wait until you see it. It’s already up for pre-order at Amazon and… the blurb is up. Curious?
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…
Sharing fun stuff from today! I needed help plotting some of the revisions (Due in a week. Remember? EEK?) and Rachel Vincent needed help plotting something as well.
So, she picked me up (I have no freaking car. Was a bit stir crazy despite so much work to do.) and we had a LONG working lunch today. When we get together, we work our butts off. We accomplished so much today, I’m in awe. I mean we REALLY came up with some brilliant stuff. I don’t know what happens but it’s like our brains fire back and forth in the best way. Everyone else in the restaurant disappears and we sink into our stories. Clap. Laugh. Get the big eyes…We probably look ridiculous…
(We’ve been critiquing together for seven years. SEVEN!)
So, I can’t tell you anything about it, but what she’s working on might be my favorite story. EVER. Not just from her. From ANYONE. I can’t wait until it’s out there for readers. I spent most of the afternoon rubbing the goose bumps on my arms. (And trying to rub feeling in my right one because I’m still fighting a painful and numbing pinched nerve issue from the car accident. )
Then… Rachel made me see what my story needed. I knew it. I fought it. But I knew it. She just tweeted this:
So, if @RindaElliott’s new @HarlequinTEEN series makes you cry, you can probably blame me.
See that? You have her permission to blame her when my book makes you cry. LOL
(This image=proof that brainstorming with me can be a challenge. Also, I have WAY too much fun at Halloween.) Yesterday was BUSY. And you thought a car-less person couldn’t be busy. Yeah, yeah, car-less isn’t a word. I watched it get towed away, then I was on email or the phone a lot. The best call was from my Harlequin editor. I received my set of revisions on FORECAST and as we were hashing back and forth through email, she said, “I’m calling you now.” LOL.
So, we brainstormed on the phone. She rocks. She pinpointed a few problem areas–ones my gut had told me might be issues. Then she listened to my weird mind going over brainstormed fixes out loud–Rachel knows, this can be a scary thing. But it was really fun to hash this out with her. This book is going to rock. If I can pull this off… LOL.
Here is the crux. Revisions are due in one week. EEK! And the third book is due May 1st. DOUBLE EEK!! And because of this brainstorm session, I now need to change a few things in FORESWORN. So, I’m about to dive in to the work.
You know, book piracy and other publishing hardships aside, I’m very lucky to have the two editors I do. One from Harlequin and one from Samhain. Speaking of my Samhain editor, I gotta get some proposals done for her, too…TRIPLE EEK!!!