Thursday, September 13, 2012

{Cover Reveal} Building From Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter

I don't know how many of you read Elizabeth's Elemental Mysteries Series, but Wow! I'm looking forward to her next series An Elemental World. Building From Ashes is the first in her new series, and the cover is simply amazing. I seriously urge you to check out her Elemental Mysteries so so good. And Gio is to die for. And Building From Ashes revolves around Gio's best friend, Carwyn. He ranked among everyone's favorite character in the first series. I'm excited to know he gets his own book, or books, as the case may be.
Coming on October 23rd, the first book in the expanded Elemental World series
by Elizabeth Hunter

For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to.

Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood. But not even their vast elemental power can save her from the demons that torment her

As loyalties are tested and new paths are forged, a lurking danger slowly grows in the Elemental World. Carwyn and Brigid will learn that even secrets revealed can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

She focused on the flames as the dog’s excited barks grew. Soon, he was circling a rise in the hill, jumping and dancing in the moonlight.

“Madoc?” What was he on about? He never reacted like this when Tavish was approaching. “What is it, you mad beast?”

The fire drifted away, and Brigid’s heart began to pick up a slow beat as she saw the ground shift under Madoc’s feet. What the—

The ground burst open with a shout as Madoc pounced. Brigid ran over, her arms lit, ready to burn whatever had attacked her dog. She immediately halted when she heard the familiar laugh and the loud voice.

“I heard you barking from twenty feet below, you mad hound! Haven’t you ever heard of the element of surprise? I’ll not be taking you on any missions of stealth, you can be sure of that.”

His dark red hair was flaked with dirt, and his skin was black with mud, but when Carwyn turned to her, there was no mistaking his vivid blue eyes. She broke into a smile just as he rose to his feet. She started toward him, but he only held up a finger.

“One moment,” he said with a grin. Then he stripped off his shirt, tossed it onto grass and dove into the water with glee. Madoc barked along the edge of the lake, waiting for his master to emerge.

He was back.

Her heart was racing now. Did he remember it had been a year? Did he come back for her?

She banished the thought from her mind. Of course he didn’t come back for her. Not like that. He was watching out for her. Like… a priest. Or a friend. Which he was. A priest. A friendly priest.

Then he rose from the lake, the water scattering from his arms as he pushed back his unruly wet hair. Rivulets ran over the dark freckles on his shoulders and down his torso. Thick muscles flexed as the cool moon reflected off the solid planes of his chest. Dark red hair ran in a line down his flat stomach and into dripping wet trousers that covered his hips and muscular legs. Brigid was struck again by his size. Carwyn was enormous. Tall as a small tree and solid as the earth he controlled. He should have been intimidating. But he wasn’t.

He was back.

Damn it.

Priest! Her mind yelled. But Father Jacob didn’t look anything like that. Had Carwyn always had so many muscles? There seemed to be more than the last time she had seen him. Did that happen with vampires? Had he been… working out? He strode toward her with a smile.

“Surprised to see me? Despite this mutt’s warning?”

“Um…” Wasn’t there some rule that priests had to be thin and academic?


Or fat and jolly? Safe and approachable?

Carwyn was standing in front of her. “Are you all right?”

“I’m… fine!” she squeaked.

“Are you sure? Sorry I gave you a start.”

She squeezed her eyes shut. Father Carwyn ap Bryn was approachable, all right, but not for any reasons the pope would approve of.
I'm going to tell you right now, that I am one of Elizabeth's biggest fans. I highly recommend picking up the books in her first series. I doubt you'll be disappointed. Her characters are amazing and her world building, fantastic. 

In fact, comment on this post to win the first book in The Elemental Series, A Hidden Fire. If you've already read the first novel, you can pick one of the other three! Every single book is to die for. Contest ends 9/21/12

Book 1 - A Hidden Fire
Book 2 - This Same Earth
Book 3 - The Force of Wind 
(I don't know why I haven't reviewed this book, because it was my favorite!)
Book 4 - A Fall of Water


  1. How interesting that the series has been expanded. I would have thought it ended with the last of the four elements but that's not the case. Some stunning reviews on Amazon, I'd like to win one of the books myself. Thanks.

  2. I have never read any of her books, but having read this excerpt, I would very much like to!

  3. oh wow, a great excerpt. And the cover is amazing.


  4. I will definately be reading this series .The excerpt and cover for Building From Ashes are both awesome I cant wait to read it and the other books .Have an amazing day.

  5. OMg!!! I am so excited about this book!!! Eeeep! I can't wait to read this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I love to read such enthusiastic posts! I want to read this series!!!

    alaisgirl at libero dot it

  7. Sounds like an element of surprise! Would love to start the series!!!

  8. I'll be checking out this new series. I REALLY need to start the Elemental Mysteries series. I've heard such good things. Thanks for the new recommendations and giveaway!

  9. I havent read this series so I would like to start. It sounds really good.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  10. I would like to win this one. I have read books 1 & 2, but not 3-4 yet.


  11. BTW.
    A hidden fire is free on Amazon Kindle right now.
    It wasn't when I got it, but I can't wait to read book 3.

  12. Ooh, I like the flames on that cover :)

  13. This seems like an amazing series! Even though the contest is over, I still plan to read this now :) another series added to my list, can't wait to dive in! :)



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