Farewell writeriz.wordpress

Well, the time has come – and it happened quicker than I expected. It’s been a good three and a bit years. I’ve gone through productive and non-productive phases. I’ve tried to work out what I’m doing and spent far too long lining up cover images. But, all things end and change and move on.

And, now the new website is up and running and ready for action!

You can visit it at https://www.elizabethstevens.com.au.

If you don’t want to miss any updates, sign up for my newsletter here and you’ll get my new blog updates direct to your inbox along with a few other bits and pieces along the way. You can also choose to sign up to my Beta Read Crew (just tick the box at the bottom) and get notified when I have Beta stories and ARCs for distribution – there’s no commitment necessary; you can choose to download or not for each one.

I hope to see you all over on my new website soon 🙂

Read, write, and live well,

x iz


Oh, the places we’ll go!

Exciting things are occurring over in my corner of the universe. So this is just a quick one to announce: I have a new website in the works! A new proper, professional, author-y looking website. The final touches are being applied as you read, and it should launch in the coming week. So, watch this space!

Writing Progress Update: Progress has been steadily growing since the Great Needling of 2018 – I got 12 needles in my writer’s arm and, while it’s still not perfect, it is manageable. I really should rest it… But, I don’t want to (because that would mean no writing or gaming), nor do I have time to.

A Reading Update: So, my grand plans for 2018 are well out the window. I’m just reading snippets all over the place. Time will tell if I get anything finished that isn’t editing- or uni-related in this century, but I’m still having a grand old time.

Release Rambles: Accidentally Perfect is mere weeks away now! Excitingly, I found it for pre-order on BookDepository yesterday for a very reasonable AUD$17. I’ve got to be honest, I’m not sure where they’ve pulled that number from… I just hope it’s not a lie. If you want a bargain, head on over there now and get it while it’s cheap!

Current Focus: Editing. Finishing this year’s upcoming releases. Sleeping. It’s is seriously all a go in my brain right now – not the most calming of places to be, but there is a lot of excitement.

Plot Bunnies: Yes. Dammit. Yes. But, they’re still letting me just throw some ideas down and leaving them for later.

Life Being Rude: Did I mention sleep already? Sleep is being super rude and not being terribly friendly. I’ve even cut down my caffeine intake *GASP* in the hopes it stops the insomnia, but no such luck.

Anyway, that is all for now.

Read, write, and live well,

x iz

One month to go

Today, I have a few things going on, so I shall break it up into sections. Who knows, maybe I’ll make it a regular thing.

First up, we have a Writing Progress Update where I will let you know what I’ve been working on lately and what my plans are. Secondly, we have A Reading Update in which I will make some quick comments on the books I’m currently reading or plan on reading. Next is Release Rambles – as the name suggests, it’s where you’ll find out the latest release news. Current Focus is where you’ll get a run down/reminder of what I’m working on right now. And, Plot Bunnies is where I’ll give a brief explanation of whatever has recently distracted me.

Writing Progress Update: Whelp, I made itAccidentally Perfect FRONT cover though twenty-three days before I got distracted by an new idea. I did however, finish Accidentally Perfect (if you want to read more about it, pop on over to my WIP page or click the cover to the right) even if was a week later than I’d hoped. So, I guess one for one isn’t the end of the world. Especially when my current focus (The Stand-In) isn’t behaving itself like it should. I am going to try very hard to only plot this new one out, get all the scene bunnies out of my head, and then get back onto with my current focus. I’m trying a ‘force myself to just work on one thing at a time’ thing at the moment. And, well, it got the first draft of Accidentally Perfect finished so it’s not all bad thus far.


A Reading Update: My read of Sense & Sensibility is going well, if slow. As I get further into it, I’m getting back into the swing of Austen’s writing style and the going is getting easier. Of course, my reading plan did fly out the window a bit the other night as I couldn’t sleep and a light was going to keep the husband up, so I started reading something on my Kindle instead. Still, that just means one less contemporary later on I guess! As I get more into writing mainstream YA fiction, I’m going to delve into that as a reader some more as well. I’ve got a stack of authors and titles lined up that I can stick in the research pile (which I have decided is quite aside from the general TBR pile).

TWH full cover 5.06x7.81 FUR4Release Rambles: As we all know, the Trouble with Hate is… will be released on February 23rd. ONLY A MONTH TO GO! Do I sound freaked out? Because I am a little. Proofing is done. Final files are almost ready and it’s available for Kindle pre-order now!

Lani and Casper’s story will be exclusive to Kindle for ebook – and available for free in Kindle Unlimited. But, it will be available at all good online book retailers in paperback format. Keep an eye on the book page for where to buy it after release day.

If you are interested in a copy of the ebook in exchange for a review, then please contact me. I have varying ebook formats available.

With Accidentally Perfect now finished, it’s probably time to think about when to have it ready for release. Well, with Gray’s Blade and doggone being released as well this year, I think Roman and Piper might need to wait until next year to meet the world proper.

CGB front cover 5.06x7.81ole’s version of No More Maybes, Gray’s Blade has a projected release date in August 2018. To read more about the duet, click here. To see more on Rory’s point of view in No More Maybes, click the link. To learn more about Cole’s side of the story, click the cover image to the right or the link in the above paragraph.

doggone is pitched for a December 2018 release, following on from unvamped‘s release last December. You can read more about the whole trilogy here. A link to book 1, unvamped, can be found in the second line of this paragraph. And a link to book 2, doggonehere or above. Book 3, dewitch, is currently tentatively slated for December 2019.


Current Focus: So, what am I supposed to be working on right now? Well, it’s a fun little piece called The Stand-In: my life as an understudy.

He’s a semi-famous rockstar

I’m Nerdy McNerdleton

Elijah Sweet: born rock god, gorgeous, sinful

Ella Cowan: beautiful, confidant, popular

Chloe Cowan: wait…who?

Born for the express purpose of being the understudy for my older sister, I’ve learnt that life goes faster if I just go along with the madness.

Until the madness involves me, the School Formal, my sister’s hair-brained scheme to win over the hottest boy in school, and a misunderstanding that I’m the one interested in him.

Suddenly, my quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore and the bright neon light that heralds my eighteenth birthday and freedom is overshadowed by one that follows a boy who’s going to be the next big thing.

But, I am so not interested… Am I?

It is a comedy with an arrogant if somewhat charming male lead and a sassy is somewhat tongue-tied female lead. I have possible intentions of making it a trilogy but, at the moment, it’s just a sweet little standalone piece about learning to be yourself on your own timeline. There are some cheesy songs, some arts and crafts, a few embarrassments, and a cast of supporting characters I think you’ll love; I know I sure do. It’s all planned, I just have to stop stressing that I’m going to mess it up and just write the dang thing!

Plot Bunnies: Distractions, I can avoid you only for so long. Unfortunately, this one started with a vague notion and has run away with my brain(cell). At the moment, it feels a little like it has a Sucker Punch and Alice: Madness Returns vibe to it – flitting in and out of ‘reality’ and ‘fantasy’. Currently titled Do you Believe in Magic? it’s got some decent potential I think, as long as I don’t veer too far off the unbeaten path. More to come if it looks like it’s behaving.

As per usual, nothing will get finished if I don’t go and work on it. So, off I hop. Read, write, and live well,

x iz

New book news again!

Well, then! Almost 600,000 words for the year and I have finally finished the first draft of a new book among all the fragments! It’s taken me almost 12 months for this one, about four re-starts, a bunch of umm’s and ahh’s, a whole lot of emotional energy, and some literal tears. But, it is done! I have a new 86,000-or-so word YA draft for the Trouble with Hate is…

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Leilani Granger can’t stand the person Casper Drake has become, and Casper doesn’t even recognise his best mate’s little sister anymore. Loving each other is second-nature, but they don’t know how not to hate each other either.

But, after one night of a deeper connection than either of them were ready for, the lines between the emotional and the physical start to blur.

Leilani wasn’t the kind to lose herself in meaningless sex.

Casper’s been doing it for years.

It’s the only time hate doesn’t get in the way.

But, the trouble with hate is…it’s often not hate at all.

It’s off with the first lot of beta readers. So, now, here comes the editing phase!

BTW, if you’re interested in becoming a beta reader, feel free to get in touch or shoot me an email! The more the merrier 🙂

iz x

Cover reveal!

A new and improved – dare I say, revamped? – unvamped is being released by Sleeping Dragon Books with a lovely new cover!

First published in 2015, my debut novel unvamped is a YA Paranormal Romance told from three POVs:

unvamped front coverWould you accept yourself to find your humanity?

Ellie Cooper comes from a long line of witches, but wishes she could be normal. When she nearly kills herself cursing a vampire, her dislike of her heritage deepens. Will she find a way to accept her magic, or will she forsake her family altogether?

After feeding on a witch, 693-year-old vampire Charles Dumphrey wakes up to find he is living a human teenage life, complete with parents, school and girls. Can he adjust to his new life as a human, or will he find a way to break the curse Ellie puts on him?

Lee is a werewolf who is not yet shifting regularly. He worries about who he will be when he regulates. Will the wolf take over, or can Lee find the balance between his humanity and the wolf?

Will all three of them be able to overcome their uncertainties and accept themselves in order to save Ellie’s life?

I’m currently working on book two, doggone, which will focus a little more on Lee, as well as a return of someone from Charles’ past who is intent on causing some trouble:

Wolf out. Bite down. Go wild.

Still dealing with the repercussions of her trauma and what it means for her powers, Ellie finds a safe place at uni to practice and learn. Druidry gives her an outlet and a sympathetic group of new friends.

Finally regulated, Lee is learning how to live in his own skin. But, the call of the moon is strong and Lee has trouble resisting. Matters aren’t helped when a human comes into his life. But, Lee’s wolf isn’t the only thing she unleashes.

Between keeping Lee in check on a full moon, issues with Ellie, and someone killing his descendants, Charles’ return to university life is less than ideal. He’s constantly saving everyone else, but who’ll save him?

Wild sides are revealed as our trio realise that it’s one thing to accept yourself and another entirely to control yourself. Especially when you don’t want to.

Book three, dewitch, will focus a little more on Ellie, bring all strands of the narrative to a close and hopefully see our trio older, wiser and happier.

So, keep an eye out for the release date news, as well as new book news 🙂

Keep reading everyone!

x iz

New Book news!

NMM FINAL front cover 5.06x7 So, exciting news, I have a new book coming out!

No More Maybes will be released on Aug 4 2017.

Pre-order is currently available on Kindle now.

To read more about it, visit Goodreads (via button below) or click the cover image.


More details on where to purchase coming soon!