The Waiting Series

Housekeeping

  • Had a great release of Witch Dance earlier in the week. I’m so happy to get that book out in the world. It’s the first time I’ve ever written anything other than The Waiting Series and I’m super proud of it. Several reviewers have mentioned to me that it has the same twist and turns they’ve come to expect from an Elizabeth Burgess novel, and I couldn’t be more pleased with that compliment.
  • If you’ve received an ARC or bought the book via pre-order or on/after release, there’s a pretty significant error where all the italics was accidentally removed. (Instances where Starling’s grandfather is speaking to her). My formatter is working to fix this as soon as possible. 
  • What’s next…I’m currently writing the second book in the Hopewell Coven–Queen of Angels. I estimate I’m about halfway done and hope to publish by the end of the year. 
  • The SEVENTH book in The Waiting Series (The Flood) is with my editor. I’m expecting a summer release. 
  • As soon as QoA is complete, I’ll finally return to the Douglases, Caissys, O’Malleys, and Adams. Y’all, I’ve missed these people like crazy. 

I think that’s pretty much it with me. Thank you all so much for reading these stories and giving your support. I really appreciate it. 😀

Congratulations! You’ve received a bad review🎉

  
Bad reviews… every single writer in the world has them. 

Except me. 

Let me preface this by saying I don’t have a ton of reviews for my first series–a very modest amount in fact–but what I do have are positive, uplifting, and everything you want to hear about when you read that someone enjoyed your book. However, because my genre isn’t the hot market right now, I thought…why not see if I can figure out a paranormal series? I’d had an idea brewing for a while and my desire to get ‘in the game’ spurred it on. Pretty soon, I was loving my characters and my story. I knew I had a winner. My editor gets it, loves it. Same with my beta readers. I am on Cloud Nine sending to reviewers believing we are going straight to #1. 

Until yesterday. 

I received not one, but TWO two star reviews, and for a good twenty-four hour timeframe all my literary dreams came crashing around me. 

Questioning my ability as a writer is nothing new. Every writer I know has been talked down from the ledge of tossing their computer to its death more than once, but yesterday it felt different. It was different. Because up until now, everybody has liked my stories. 

And now someone doesn’t. Two someone’s actually. 

After much crying to my very supportive friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that bad reviews are impossible to avoid. They are a rite of passage for all authors. They shouldn’t be feared, but embraced as a part of living out our dreams because to truly live, you have to take the good with the bad. To avoid less than three star reviews, I would have to give up the only thing that’s ever meant anything to me, and that’s just not a life I’m willing to live. 

So what am I going to do?
 Take a deep breath. Maybe eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. Possibly read a few of J.K. Rowling’s rejection letters, or Charles Dickens’ one star reviews… and… keep writing.

Always keep writing. 

Paperback Giveaway!!

Guess what y’all? We are having a paperback giveaway on Goodreads starting TONIGHT at midnight and running thru January 3, 2016!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us!


The Foundation is FREE

  


The Waiting Series Prequel: The Foundation is FREE on these venues. I’m working on Amazon now, but it’s a process. 

We hope you enjoy the revenge, lies, and love on the banks of the Pontchartrain…

iTunes: 

https://itun.es/us/0gnv-.l

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/the-foundation-elizabeth-burgess/1122725622;jsessionid=FC38350E8476E67EB8B9D6C20776D3D1.prodny_store01-2?ean=2940152661439

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-foundation-book-0-5

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/b175732a-0341-44d9-9fc2-74cdb243c799

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/mobile/book/283217152/The-Foundation-Book-0-5-The-Waiting-Series

Coming Soon…The Foundation: Prequel to The Waiting Series

  
Revenge, lies, and love on the banks of the Pontchartrain…
Millicent Douglas can’t resist two things: good revenge and hot sex. She discovers her ticket to both in Missouri. Can she open her black heart to a new love… or has love always been there, hiding in plain sight?
As the creator of a black market organ scheme known as “The Operation,” Stephen Mullins can’t afford to take chances – personally or professionally. But when cardiothoracic surgeon Millie Douglas walks into his office, will he discover that some chances are worth taking?
Nash Douglas knows that the odds are stacked against him to win Millie’s heart, especially since he’s the son of her ex-husband, but that won’t keep him from being the most trustworthy friend she’s ever had. His strategy is simple: remain the one constant in her life and eventually, she’ll see his devotion. When Millie returns from a business trip, enamored with someone new, Nash fears he’s lost only woman he’s ever loved. 

*The Foundation is the prequel for The Waiting Series. It can be read as a standalone or at any time in the series. 

**The Waiting Series is intended for 18+ audiences due to language and adult content

***SALE***

  
The Waiting Series is having the biggest sale EVER!! The first two books (The Waiting and The Funeral) are FREE and The Watching is only .99!!! Take advantage of this deal today!!! 

Link for The Waiting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MOJFZNW/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1428098902&sr=8-2&keywords=the+waiting+book+one&dpPl=1&dpID=51eIK4VdyuL&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SY200_QL40
Link for The Funeral: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00OOF05CU/ref=kina_tdp?ie=UTF8
Link for The Watching: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UO1QYUA/ref=kina_tdp?ie=UTF8

In other news…

– I finished The Wanting last week. I’ve never had a book stretch me like that one did, but it is probably my favorite book to date. The subtitle could actually be Three Weddings and a Funeral, but I’ll stick to Book 3.  

– While my computer is at the doctor, I’m working on a short story/maybe novella about the origins of the “Operation.” In this story, we’ll meet Stephen Mullins, the surgeon from Jefferson City, Missouri, and discover how Millie and Bob aligned St. Tam in Slidell, and Rivers in New Orleans with the black market organ scheme. 

– When I have my computer back, I’ll start work on the outline for The Flood. For those of you concerned for Arianne (The Wanting is even more brutal for Ari than The Watching, FYI), she finds her voice and maybe even a new best friend in The Flood. I’m excited to get started on it! 

– The Fire release date is coming soon… as in within the week. Since we  published in August 2014, my hope has been to put out 4 books within the year, and I’m so proud to have met this goal. 

– We love our readers and reviewers!! We’ve received so many beautiful and encouraging words about the series. Thank you so much for reading and we are thrilled that the people on these stories resonate with you.