A big Pink Fuzzy Slipper welcome, Elaine. It's cold here in Atlanta. Georgia, but Elaine's new book  is HOT! Come sit by the fireplace and have a cup of hot tea. Or would you prefer hot chocolate or coffee? 

Move Over, Vamps and Shapeshifters! Get Ready for Elementals!  
By Elaine Calloway
The supernatural has long been a fascination of humankind. Spooky things, creatures that go bump in the night, spells that turn evil people into toads, etc. These tales have been the delicious material of campfires and slumber parties.
Even as a child, my favorite cartoon was Scooby-Doo, which always had some form of ghost story at its center. It seemed only fitting that I would grow up, longing to tell similar anecdotes. And while I do have a few ghost stories in the works, I decided to take the plunge into Indie Publishing with my 4-book Elemental Clan series. (The jury is still out on whether this decision was blind ambition or temporary insanity, though the experience has been incredible!)
Water’s Blood, available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, is the first book in the series and features Brooke, a Water Elemental stationed in New Orleans. The Crescent City was an ideal setting for a book featuring a Water-related character, since New Orleans is surrounded by water on all sides! I grew up there and enjoyed using my favorite areas as backdrops to the plot. The city has many tourist places, and I liked adding in a few secret spots that don’t make the top of the tourism circuit.  

A brief synopsis is below:
After breaking the rules to mate with a human, Water Elemental Brooke is forbidden to share a life with Alex and their half-breed daughter, Ella. Yet local Fallen Angel clans are determined to snare Ella for themselves. Brooke broke the rules once by allowing love to interfere with her Elemental duties. Now she and Alex must put consequences aside again—if they wish to save their daughter’s soul.
Leaping into Indie Publishing has been quite a learning experience, but I’ve loved having control over my cover art, my publishing schedule, and more. Very worthwhile decision! Another writer once said, “It’s a learning process.” She couldn’t have said it better. That is exactly what it is, but very worthwhile.

Thanks so much for having me on the blog today! Any questions or comments are welcome!

Elaine Calloway grew up in New Orleans with a love of gothic architecture and all things paranormal. Despite no longer living there, she can still do a decent Cajun accent upon request! She is currently writing The Elemental Clan Series and plotting some ghost stories. To connect with Elaine online, visit her website at www.elainecalloway.com.


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25 comments

  1. Mary Marvella // March 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM  

    Good morning, Elaine!

  2. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 9:16 AM  

    Thanks Mary! I am posting a link from my blog/twitter/etc. here too!

    Best of luck to everyone on the chance to win the ceramic Fleur de Lis!

    Elaine

  3. Lindsay Randall // March 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM  

    Sounds like a great story--and what a fabulous cover! Am off to grab a copy!

  4. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM  

    Thank you, Lindsay! I appreciate the kind words and support :) You're now entered into the drawing for the Fleur de Lis! I thought the gift would be fitting, since the book takes place in New Orleans.

    The Fleur de Lis is the symbol of the New Orleans Saints team, but it's also become a sign to represent tenacity, the spirit of the people there who will never let hurricanes destroy their spirit.

    Thanks again for commenting today!

  5. Anonymous // March 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM  

    I have this book in my TBR pile. Can't wait to read it. And I love the cover and the cover of the upcoming book. Best of luck!

    Marilyn Baron

  6. Mary Marvella // March 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM  

    I think that is a good prize!

  7. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM  

    Thanks for commenting, Marilyn! And congrats on your book release too!

    Elaine

  8. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM  

    Welcome Elaine, we are pleased to have you visit with us today. It's chilly here in Georgia today, pull your chair closer to the fire, put your feet up and lets chat. Tell us about your book.

  9. Autumn Jordon // March 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM  

    Congrats on the new release. I love your cover. It would certainly catch my eye scanning shelves. I gave it a like on Amazon.

    The blurb sounds awesome. A unique twist. I'm adding to my wishlist.




  10. Patrice Wilton // March 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM  

    Hi Elaine,
    Best of luck with your wonderful book. Enjoyed the blurb and writing style. It was nice to meet you here!

  11. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM  

    Hi Scarlet,

    Many thanks for the warm welcome to y'alls blog today!

    Oh, trust me, it is definitely cold in Georgia (it snowed briefly yesterday and this morning!) and I'm snuggled up indoors, with a blanket and my laptop, enjoying the social-ness of the Internet without having to drive anywhere :)

    As far as the book, WATER'S BLOOD is a paranormal/fantasy with romance elements, and it's set in New Orleans, my old hometown. It's book 1 of the Elemental Clan Series, and features Brooke, the Water Elemental. Her co-Elementals appear and they each will have their own books within the next year.

    For a better synopsis, check out the "Books" section of my website - www.elainecalloway.com.

    Many thanks!

    Elaine

  12. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM  

    Thanks so much, Autumn! I appreciate that, and I hope you enjoy the book :) Those who have read it so far have rated it 4 and 5 stars, said it was enjoyable :)

    I hope you like it!

    Elaine

  13. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM  

    Hi Patrice,

    Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it and the kind words :)

    I'm excited about this book, and its launch into the 4-book series for Elementals.

    I hope you enjoy and thanks again!

    Elaine

  14. Mary Ricksen // March 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM  

    This one is right up my alley. Looking forward to a great read! i wish you the best of sales.
    Thanks for posting with us...

  15. jeff7salter // March 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM  

    I wasn't able to reach the text of your blog here today.
    Wonder what I'm doing wrong?

  16. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 5:40 PM  

    Hi Mary R,

    Thanks for commenting and stopping by today :) I'm glad you like the book description & hope you enjoy it!

    Elaine

  17. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM  

    Hey Jeff,

    I don't know. If you go to the main blog mine is up there - not sure if there is a separate link for it. I've been giving people the main link to the page, and on my personal blog, I have a link.

    At any rate, thanks for commenting! Hope you're doing well,

    Elaine

  18. Beth Trissel // March 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM  

    Welcome to the Fuzzies, Elaine, so happy to have you with us. I straggled in but with no less enthusiasm. Sounds like a great story and definitely a warm up for this cold day.

  19. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM  

    Thanks Beth! I appreciate the welcome and the chance to blog here for a few days :)

    Elaine

  20. Mary Marvella // March 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM  

    I think they like you, Elaine!
    Mama Mary

  21. Steve McCord // March 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM  

    Awesome! I am ready to move to the big easy now. Great stories, very realistic characters.

  22. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 4, 2013 at 8:40 AM  

    Thanks, Mary! I really appreciate this chance to blog here. I've linked my own blog to this page, and been on Twitter, FB, etc. :)

    Elaine

  23. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 4, 2013 at 8:40 AM  

    Thanks Steve!

    I appreciate you dropping by, and thanks for the GREAT review you did on Amazon!

    I'm trying to get the word out so more reviews are available - tell your friends and thanks!

    Elaine

  24. Pamela Varnado // March 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM  

    Wow! This sounds like a great book. I love discovering new authors, especially those with HOT stories to tell. I look forward to reading your story.

    Thank you for visiting the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers.

  25. The Writers Canvas, Author Elaine Calloway // March 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

    Thanks Pamela! If you will be attending GRW in March, I will be there with paperback copies to sign, too :)

    Thanks for the kind comment!

    Elaine