I want to welcome author Elizabeth Hunter here today to tell us a few things about herself. She is a paranormal romance and mystery writer who has published twenty-three books so far, including her novellas. Elizabeth’s series include: Elemental Mysteries/World/Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, and the Cambio Springs Mysteries.
The novel I will be highlighting in this post is A Stone-Kissed Sea. It is the fourth book in her Elemental World series, which are paranormal romances. You can find out more details about it at the end of the post.
Now, on to the interview…
What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake? Why?
I don’t actually know, but I’ve stayed up for pretty long stretches at times, particularly when traveling internationally. So I’ll say it’s in the 30-36 hour range. I don’t aim for that, though. I’m a big fan of naps. There is no honor in being sleep-deprived.
What is your current country of residence? Have you visited other countries?
I live in the United States, but I love to travel and do it often. I have been in Ethiopia twice this year, England and Scotland, as well. I love traveling in the Mediterranean and enjoyed my first trip to China a couple years ago. I’ve been through most of Europe, but I’m actually more excited about exploring Asia and Africa in the near future.
What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?
Coffee. Lots of it. I don’t get violent if I don’t get coffee, but I will be very cranky. And very foggy in the head. And whiny. If I can get coffee actually delivered to me in bed, that’s ideal.
If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?
I’m going to say yes. And if you choose to look… well, that’s your own fault and I’m not responsible for any trauma incurred. I’m a very pale person who had a gigantic baby. So my stomach basically looks like a road map.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I started three totally different and ongoing fantasy series. That wasn’t just crazy, that was stupid. Don’t ever do that. (New writers, seriously. Don’t do this.) Because if you’re not crazy before that, keeping track of three different worlds will MAKE you crazy.
What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?
If possible, I would hide behind my significant other because he knows how to use a machete AND a bow and arrow. If I had no choice but to defend myself? I’m also going to go with machete because it takes very little skill to hack at things, and machetes also have non-violent uses. I’m now wondering why I don’t own a machete. Note to self: Research legality of obtaining a machete.
What is your favorite meal (including side dishes)?
I love food, so this is kind of like asking me to pick a favorite child or a favorite book. Nearly impossible. In general, I love Mediterranean food and will almost always go with that for both eating and cooking. HOWEVER, I’m from California, so Mexican food is my jam. I mean, when I’m overseas for long time and come home, the very first thing I want is tacos and salsa. So I love Mediterranean food, but Mexican food is home.
What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Yak, maybe? I don’t know. I probably have a twisted definition of weird.
Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.
Thanks so much for being here with us today, Elizabeth! Love your choice of weapons, the machete, especially if it was a zombie apocalypse. Also great to have another coffee drinker stop by 🙂
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.
She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.
You can visit her at: ElizabethHunterWrites.com
An immortal wanderer. A brilliant scientist. A centuries-old menace written in blood.
Lucien Thrax, son of the earth and child of the ancients, is a healer of immense power. But years of work on a deadly vampire virus have not led to a cure, nor have they softened the wall he built around his heart. When he’s forced to work with Doctor Makeda Abel, Lucien is convinced he’s reached his limit of patience with humanity.
Makeda Abel may be human, but she’s far from impressed with the brooding vampire healer, even if his mind draws her reluctant admiration. She’s learned how to survive in the immortal world, and it’s not by being afraid. Working together may lead them to answers, but it also pushes Lucien and Makeda’s attraction to the boiling point.
When nightmares become reality, Makeda will have to trust Lucien with her life. Finding answers has never been more vital. Finding love has never been more deadly. To heal the Elemental World, Lucien and Makeda must follow ancient paths and ask for help from the most inhuman of immortals. Because even with a cure in hand, the battle has only begun.
A Stone-Kissed Sea is the fourth novel in the Elemental World series.