Cover Reveal: Possession by J. Elizabeth Hill

I am so proud to be on J. Elizabeth Hill’s street team!  As a member, I get the honor of helping her reveal the cover of her new book.  Enjoy!


 By J. Elizabeth Hill

 Cover Reveal And Giveaway

 Possession-J Elizabeth Hill -ebooksm

 Coming September 10, 2013

 Cover by Regina Wamba of


(Book 2 of the Mirrors of Bershan)

 Book Description

 “I never meant any of this, least of all for you to pay the price of my pride.”

After binding themselves to each other through their magic, Faylanna Derrion and Tavis journey back to her ancestral home, Iondis, intent on restoring the estate to its former beauty. From the moment they arrive, they find the secret horrors of the place aren’t exhausted yet.

Faylanna finds an old journal of her father’s, one that shakes her understanding of her own past. Worse, Faylanna and Tavis are both nearly killed when attacked by one of the men set to guard the Ninth Mirror of Bershan, still residing at Iondis. In the aftermath, he disappears with the newly-found journal. Sure there is more to this event than they know, Faylanna and Tavis return to the capital, Rianza, for help.

More secrets await them there, ones kept for years by people Tavis never suspected. When the truth is revealed, it alters his present and future completely. Can he rise to the challenges this new fate presents him with or will the change be more than he can handle?

The truths each learn about themselves and those they thought they knew will test Faylanna and Tavis’ love for each other. Will they be able to endure the pain and chaos they face, or will it tear them apart?

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(Book 1 of the Mirrors of Bershan)

 Book Description

 “Doesn’t she know you can’t do real magic alone?”

 Faylanna Derrion’s graduation from the Voleno Academy is marred by her father’s demand that she return to the family estate, Iondis. He refuses to accept her decision not to bind herself to another Magicia in an unbreakable partnership, insisting she must do so with his help. No one understands her need to prove she can succeed on her own.

Then her mentor and his partner are taken before her eyes by a terrible darkness, forcing her to flee, even as her father’s soldiers try to force her to go home. On her journey to find help, she meets Tavis, a farmer in search of his mother, who she can’t manage to refuse. The revelation that he’s a novice Magicia causes Faylanna to question everything she’s believed.

At the same time, a dream that’s haunted her since childhood begins to change and the unknown man in it calls to her. His words are sweet but she’s not quite willing to believe he’s anything more than a dream, until she can’t deny it.

As secrets are revealed and events unfold, will Faylanna hold to her solitary path or will she choose the one that now beckons her with new possibilities?


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 About the Author

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Julie Elizabeth Hill exported herself to Vancouver, British Columbia after many years of staring longingly at the map following every snowfall. For as long as she can remember, she’s been making up stories, but it wasn’t until high school that someone suggested writing them down. Since then, she’s been hopelessly in love with story crafting, often forgetting about everything else in the process.


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Checking In: Mid Summer

Yikes!  The weeks have just slid by this summer, and I have really neglected my little corner of the Internet universe.  What have I been doing?

Well, I’ve been focusing my writing energy on a novella that is currently with my copy editor.  Once I get it back from her, I will make the final revisions before I submit it to a publisher.  What?  Miss I’m Going to Self-Publish is going traditional? Not completely.  After having some very enlightening conversations with some seasoned indie writers, I have discovered that doing things on your own isn’t exactly free.  So, I decided to see what I can do with the traditional route first.  Who knows, maybe I will be the next Hugh Howey hybrid.  I just want to get my stories out into the world, and there is no one “correct” path to make that happen.  What is right for one writer today, may not be the way for her the next time around.  I’m leaving my options open.

When I haven’t been writing, I have been doing plenty of summer reading.  This afternoon I finished All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue.  I can’t begin to say how much I loved this book.  Each of the characters resonated with some part of me.  Add that to the ideal beach setting, and voila, awesome summer read.  Pick up a copy NOW!

My next book will be my advance reader copy of Possession by J. Elizabeth Hill.  It is the sequel to her debut novel, Bound.  You can read my review of Bound here. Watch for my thoughts on Possession on Good Reads and later on back here at Kayla Dawn Writes.  I have an extra special surprise for my followers coming in later August.

My summer hasn’t been all about my literary endeavors.  My daughter, C, and I have enjoyed some hot afternoons at the city pool and lazy days in front of a box fan.  She learned to play Monopoly this summer and is quite the real estate tycoon.  There have been play dates, workouts, and a lemonade stand.  She keeps me hopping.  I’ve also had some good times with my adult friends and cold beverages.  If you haven’t put your feet up with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc, I encourage you to do so.  In my opinion there is nothing better on hot summer day.

Hope you all are having a great summer.  You can follow me on Facebook or on Twitter.  I update those places much more frequently.  Feel free to let me know what you are up to!  Cheers!