Yesterday’s Demon

Hi y’all!

I hope this finds you all healthy and doing well. Just wanted to drop in for a second and let you know that my latest e-book, Yesterday’s Demon, is now available for download on Amazon. Get it for a limited time for only 99 cents (Or you can read it for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited Subscription)!

Here’s the cover by Victoria Cooper Art. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

She’s got a talking dog, a magic rock, a supernatural mystery to solve, and a hot friend determined to make her his.
Can an ex-vampire girl find love and redemption after more than nine centuries of iniquity…or will her dark secret doom everything she’s ever longed for?

Technically, this is The Sharpest Kiss book 3. I hadn’t intended to write another full-length installment in this series, but after finishing Back to Bite You, I started to think it might be fun to make books 1 and 2 available together in a boxed set, and to include one or two short stories in the set as “bonus content.”

Well, the first “short story” I wrote quickly turned into a novel, so…I decided to release it on its own instead. You can read the full blurb on my official website here and enjoy a free preview of the book here.

While Yesterday’s Demon takes place after Back to Bite You (and many of the characters from the first two books appear in it), I have tried my best to make it enjoyable as a stand-alone story, meaning you should not have to read books 1 and 2 in order to follow its plot.

Content advisory: The main characters in this novel are younger than those in the first two books (late teens/early twenties), and the story contains only one or two mild curse words and some mild sensual content (plenty of kissing!) but no sex scenes and no gore. IMO, it has more of a YA feel to it than the other two books, and older teens might enjoy reading it. Just be advised that The Sharpest Kiss and Back to Bite You are both slightly more risqué than Yesterday’s Demon. So, if you are under eighteen, maybe wait to read those…or read at your own risk, lol! 🙂

I’m also excited to note that Yesterday’s Demon features the return of the band Blank Fiction from my first published novel, Fear and Laundry! Well…sort of!

Yesterday’s Demon features a band “named after” the “fictional band” in F & L. Meta enough for you ;)? Hard as it is for me to believe, Fear and Laundry will soon be ten years old, so in honor of its anniversary, I thought it’d be fun to reference that book, as well as to have my two fictional universes collide a little bit.

Because, um…

As with the first two books in The Sharpest Kiss series, I aimed for a lighthearted and humorous tone with this one, and my ultimate hope is that Yesterday’s Demon leaves you with a happy, uplifted feeling and a smile on your face. Hope you enjoy it!

Take care, and, as always, thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth

PS. I don’t know who made that Buffy gif. If it was you, lmk and I’ll credit you!

Pix. And a giveaway.

Hello out there. How’s everybody doing? Okay, I hope :).

Like most of you, I have been here at home for weeks now. Of course, for a writer, that isn’t necessarily all that different from the norm.

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My birthday was just over a week ago, and I made my favorite corn chip casserole again. The next night we ordered in a pizza. I also baked myself a cinnamon roll cake, one of my favorite desserts.

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I know it doesn’t look like much, but it is really delicious :).

Steve got me these gorgeous multi-colored roses, and a friend sent me the postcards you can see in the picture. Aren’t they cute? The Twin Peaks one has a new home on my David Lynch shelf. Steve also got me an awesome David Lynch lapel pin for my collection.

(I guess I won’t be using that bag anytime soon, although I told Steve I can carry it around the house, like a little kid pretending I am going somewhere :)).

In book news, The Sharpest Kiss and Back to Bite You have all-new covers created by Victoria Cooper Art.

I think they are gorgeous, and I can’t wait to unveil the matching cover for book three, which will be published (most likely) later this summer. I have been working on it diligently, along with several other projects I’ve got in the pipeline.

In the meantime, I am giving away 100 electronic copies of The Sharpest Kiss on Goodreads. To enter, click below!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Sharpest Kiss by Elizabeth Myles

The Sharpest Kiss

by Elizabeth Myles

Giveaway ends May 24, 2020.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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I hope you’re all healthy and hanging in there. Sincerest best wishes,

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Two new novels, both available today.

Dear Readers,

Hi!

Yay, it’s October! Which means it’s that time again. Time for shorter days, cooler temperatures (in theory, anyway), and pumpkin spice everything.

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A yummy pumpkin donut I recently had from Dunkin Donuts. So good!

It’s also time, incidentally, for me to publish some new stuff!

My latest releases, The Sharpest Kiss, and Back to Bite You, are now available as e-books from Amazon.

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Yes, as you can see from the adorable covers (once again created by my awesome husband, Steve) they feature vampires. And romance. And donuts. And more romance!

This pair of short novels contain parts one and two of a complete story (although part one can be read as a stand-alone). They feature a cast of young characters (early to late twenties) living in the Houston suburbs when their normal, everyday existences are rudely intruded upon by a vicious member of the undead.

I don’t know about you, but I personally enjoy all different varieties of romance novels and vampire books (and donuts :)). These books in particular, I would characterize as “New Adult Paranormal Romantic Comedies,” or maybe “Romantic Horror Comedies.” They’re fun, light-hearted stories intended to be fairly quick reads, and which will hopefully entertain you, warm your heart, and leave a smile on your face.

If this sounds like something you might enjoy, I hope you’ll head over to my official website, elizabethmyles.com, and read the full blurb and an excerpt for The Sharpest Kiss. If you like what you read there, BOTH books are now available for purchase here and here, for the special, limited-time introductory price of only 99 cents each!

OR you can read them for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

So, grab them today!

As always, thank you so much for your continued support of my creative endeavors. It means the world to me.

My sincerest best wishes (and a Happy October to you),

Elizabeth Myles

Sunshine

Seventieth book read this year:

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Description from Amazon:

A small-town baker uses her own magic to confront a post–vampire apocalypse world in this award-winning urban fantasy Neil Gaiman called “pretty much perfect.”

Although it had been mostly deserted since the Voodoo Wars, there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. Rae Seddon, nicknamed Sunshine, head baker at her family’s busy and popular café in downtown New Arcadia, needed a place to get away from all the noise and confusion—of the clientele and her family. Just for a few hours. Just to be able to hear herself think.
 
She knew about the Others, of course. Everyone did. And several of her family’s best regular customers were from SOF—Special Other Forces—which had been created to deal with the threat and the danger of the Others.
 
She drove out to her family’s old lakeside cabin and sat on the porch, swinging her feet and enjoying the silence and the silver moonlight on the water.
 
She never heard them coming. Of course, you don’t when they’re vampires.


I thought this dragged in some places, but overall I really liked it. Looking at reviews and stuff, I see the book seems to get compared to “Buffy” a lot but I personally don’t think it’s anything like that, except that it is about a young (blonde?) girl and there are vampires in it. I’ve also seen that McKinley has stated she won’t write any sequels to Sunshine, which I find disappointing because the story left me very curious about what happens next to the characters! And the fantasy world she created for this is so complex and detailed, it seems ripe for more tales to be set in it…I’m still thinking about the story, even though I finished the book a while ago. Oh, well. In some ways, it’s cool there were so many possibilities left open at the end of the book, because it means I’m free to imagine whatever I want to happen next. Ha, ha. It’s also nice to read a book (particularly about vampires) that isn’t part of a series. One and done!

PS: I love all these covers, particularly the one with the coffee cup, which was the one included with my version of the e-book. The one with her in the red dress is really cool too, though.

City of Bones

It’s Tuesday; time to write a little about the books I’m currently reading. Not really a review, mind you; just a quick recap!

I finally finished reading City of Bones over the weekend. I’d seen the movie adaptation of this a few months back and thought it was okay, but I doubt it would have convinced me to run out and get the book if I hadn’t already owned it. I HAD already bought the book, though, so I went ahead and read it. I’m so glad I did, too, because I enjoyed it a lot! I love vampires and werewolves (especially werewolves) and demon hunters and stuff. And I really like Cassandra Clare’s writing style. I admire the light, deft way she handles exposition, and the detailed way she describes things. And of course the characters are lovely :).

I’ve already got the next two books in this series and I’m sure I will read them at some point. I’m just a bit daunted by the fact that there are two MORE sequels after that, plus the three prequels…It feels like I’m already in the middle of SO many YA series and will never finish or catch up. Makes me a little antsy to think about it, honestly :(.

Anyway, now I’m re-reading Dracula. I’d planned to read this in October (because I’ve been wanting to for a while now and October just seems like a good time to read a vampire novel) but that didn’t happen, so I’m just now getting to it. For the occasion, I pulled out my sweet movie tie-in paperback copy from the 1990s. It includes “8 pages of photos from the magnificent new motion picture.” And yes, that is a matching bookmark! Jealous ;)?

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I also have this other Dracula tie-in bookmark that looks like vampire teeth, which is even cooler. Good for reading vampire books in general.

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I hadn’t remembered I’d highlighted in this book for some reason-? Normally I don’t do that. Some of the highlighted passages seem to be lines that are in the Francis Ford Coppola movie, but not all of them are. So I guess they were just random things I liked-? Who knows. It was the ’90s. And I was a weird kid.

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Happy reading!

Elizabeth