Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy birthday to Sara's book!

It's the book birthday for Wish You Were Here!

This book concludes the I Wish series. Over 3 books, Grant has helped Lacey, Kimberley, and (finally) Sara to work through some of the hardest issues of their lives.

Grant has been such a fun, amazing, and varied character to write. I'm sorry to say good-bye to him. And the 3 friends as well. (Although this book is Sara's story, you'll see plenty of Kimberley and Lacey, too.) If you asked me which one was my favorite, I'm not sure that I could pick. I loved each of these young women while I wrote their stories--and I knew that I just had to make sure, by the end of Wish You Were Here, we all had hints of what the future held for them and Grant.

Here is a tiny excerpt from the book, where Sara is reflecting on her own birthday.



     Today was my birthday. Nineteen.
     It was one of those boring birthdays. At eighteen, we became adults. At twenty, we left our teens behind. At twenty-one, we could legally drink, which made us dangerous in a lot of ways.
     But nineteen? Meh. A prime number. A non-descript bridge between possibilities and probabilities.
     It was the first birthday I would celebrate without my twin, which elevated nineteen from non-descript to poignant.



For now, Wish You Were Here is available in e-book only. It will be available in paperback later in the summer. Buy links for e-books are:


Thursday, June 9, 2016

enter to win ARC of YA contemporary

My first YA contemporary romance releases in September. You have 100+ chances to win an advanced reader copy (ARC) of The Possibility of Somewhere through June 16.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies at St. Martin's website. [Only open to residents of 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), age 13 and older at the time of entry.] This giveaway ends Thursday, June 9, at 11:59pm ET.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galley copies at goodreads.  Only open to US residents. This giveaway ends on Thursday, June 16.

 

Monday, June 6, 2016

1 week until Wish You Were Here and congrats to winners

I've been running two giveaways to celebrate the release (next Monday) of Wish You Were Here.  And the winners are:

  • $25 e-card to newsletter subscriber goes to Thomas M.
  • ARCs of Wishing for You (#2) go to Amanda, Laverne, and Danielle.

Congratulations to the winners!

1 week until Wish You Were Here and congrats to winners

I've been running two giveaways to celebrate the release (next Monday) of Wish You Were Here.  And the winners are:

  • $25 e-card to newsletter subscriber goes to Thomas M.
  • ARCs of Wishing for You (#2) go to Amanda, Laverne, and Danielle.

Congratulations to the winners!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

books on sale and GR giveaway

Quick reminder: The final book of the I WISH trilogy releases soon.  You can preorder Wish You Were Here now (and read a small excerpt below).

I have the first 2 books on sale for 99 cents at e-retailers and a giveaway of 3 paperbacks of book 2 on Goodreads.

99-cent sale ends Sunday, June 5

The Goodreads giveaway ends Friday, June 3


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wishing for You by Elizabeth Langston

Wishing for You

by Elizabeth Langston

Giveaway ends June 03, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Here is a small excerpt from Chapter 7 of Wish You Were Here.



   Grant smiled at me. “May I infer that the interrogation is about to resume?”
   “You may.”
   His eyebrow arched. “It is only fair to warn you that, while I never lie, I rarely volunteer the entirety of the truth.”
   “Noted. So how long have you been in the League?”
   “My inception was four years ago.”
   “How old are you?”
   “I am presently considered to be the human equivalent of nineteen.”
   “How long has the League been in existence?”
   He straightened. “I cannot answer that.”
   “But it’s been a while?”
   “I can confirm a while.” He wiggled his shoulders, as if trying to get comfortable, and then reclined again. “I can also share that the current environment is relatively new. Not long before my inception, the League underwent a major reorganization. Discipline had become lax. Beings had become overly servile, and human masters had responded with attitudes of…entitlement. The League reacted by overhauling our policies and procedures. While I applaud their attempts to protect Beings and clarify our mission, it is my opinion that the revised rules lack healthy flexibility.”
   “Will you help to loosen things?”
   His lips twitched. “As much as my influence permits.”
   “Influence, huh?” I finished my limeade and waited for him to finish his tea. When he nodded with resignation, I continued. “Can you be other things besides a genie?”
   “Indeed. Benevolence assumes many forms. There are a variety of roles to supply it.”
   “What kinds of roles?”
   “Caretakers for the lonely. The earliest responders at emergencies. Friendly strangers.”
   “How are your roles assigned?”
   “As long we have the proper skills, we can choose.”
   “Skills?”
   He grinned. “There are four experience levels in the League’s hierarchy. We spend one year training as a novice and two as an apprentice. To be promoted to principal, we have to become skilled at fourteen human traits or emotions, such as discernment and compassion.”
   Oh, wow. The more he answered, the more questions I had.    “Name a trait that would surprise me.”
   “Humor.” His eyes brightened.
   “Why humor?”
   “We want to appeal to humans. Humor eases the process.”
   “Are you considered proficient?” I swallowed a laugh.
   “You wound me, Sara.” His smile said I hadn’t.