Over Raging Tides cover reveal

Posted January 29, 2018 by Jennifer Ellision in Books, cover reveal / 0 Comments

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve shared a cover with you. It’s been even longer since I’ve had a new release. But both of those things are about to change! Last week, over on Young Adult Books Central, I had the Over Raging Tides cover reveal, designed by Jenny of Seedlings Design! I also revealed the novel synopsis and announced a giveaway.

Over Raging Tides is Book #1 in the Lady Pirates series. At present, Lady Pirates is a planned duology, but there may be more to come!

Over Raging Tides will release March 20, 2018,

but you can add it to your Goodreads shelves

and pre-order it for your Kindle now


The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board.

That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen from his warship by an enemy vessel. Until now, the map was only the stuff of legend… but with its help, Grace may finally be able to hunt down the Mordgris, the sea monsters who stole her mother away from her.

Unfortunately, some members of her crew have other plans…

To find the map and face the Mordgris, Grace will have to confront her past, put the Luck between warring nations, and uncover treachery aboard the ship. And ultimately, her revenge and the destruction of the Mordgris will come at a hefty price: the betrayal of her crew.

Grace promised them they wouldn’t regret this.

She just isn’t sure that she won’t.

What do you think of the Over Raging Tides cover reveal? Love it? Hate it? Either way, I’m dying to know your thoughts!

But wait! There’s more!

If you head over to Young Adult Books Central, you can enter to win a signed copy of Over Raging Tides, along with a bookmark and compass keychain. Also included in the giveaway are a signed copy of Air and Ash by Alex Lidell, a hardcover of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, and a signed Daughter of the Pirate King bookmark.

If you’re an international reader, don’t worry! You can still enter to win an e-book prize pack of Over Raging Tides, Air and Ash, Daughter of the Pirate King, and Threats of Sky and Sea.

Go here for giveaway goodness!

2018 Goals and looking back on 2017’s goals

Posted January 4, 2018 by Jennifer Ellision in blog / 0 Comments


Happy 2018, loves!

At the risk of sounding like a cliche, the beginning of a new year feels like a clean slate. At the very least, it’s an easy way to create a timeline of goals for yourself, with a deadline of the end of the year.

Let’s see how I did with my 2017 goals:

  • Run a 10K
    • Success! It was the hardest run I’ve ever done. I felt like I’d collapse. But I finished!
  • Publish 2 novels
    • Yeesh. Not even 1 novel. Not even 1 short. But I did publish the Threats of Sky and Sea boxset! Not so great on this one…
  • Narrate 4 audiobooks
    • Close, but not quite. Still, I’m decently happy with my progress here. I completed narration on 3 audiobooks, 2 of which need to have mastering completed before they will be released, and 1 of which is out now!
  • Visit 4 new states and 1 new country
    • Success! In March, I visited the U.K. and had one of the best trips of my life touring historical locations, beautiful architecture, and reveling in Harry Potter fun. I also added Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New Jersey to my “states visited” map this year.

And now, for 2018’s goals!

  • Publish 2 novels
    • Yep, I’m bringing this one back. Over Raging Tides, Book #1 in my Lady Pirates series comes out in March. That gives me 7 months to draft, edit, and release either the second book in the Lady Pirates series or Book #1 in my Halfers series.
  • Visit 2 new places
    • I really want my concentration this year to be on writing and publishing, so I don’t want to put too much pressure on travel goals. The new places can be states, countries, or cities. We’ll see how things shake out. I just want to add some new experiences.
  • Complete Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors course
    • I bought and paid for this course last year, but haven’t had the time to devote to actually taking the course and implementing its strategies. I have high hopes that it prove a good investment.
  • Increase my writing speed
    • I am a notoriously slow writer. But I want to tell my stories. Beyond wanting to publish 2 books this year, I don’t have a concrete goal… I just want to improve. But it would be nice to get a start on a 3rd draft for 2018.

What are your 2018 goals? What would you like to see from me?

It’s here! The Threats of Sky and Sea Boxset

Posted December 21, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hello, my loves!

I’m thrilled to announce that for the first time on Amazon, you can buy the Threats of Sky and Sea trilogy as a single e-book collection. The Threats of Sky and Sea boxset includes all of the novels: Threats of Sky and Sea, Riot of Storm and Smoke, and Fall of Thrones and Thorns for the bargain price of $9.99– about $2 less than it would cost for you to buy each ebook individually.

So, if you need a gift for the Kindle e-book reader in your life–or even a gift for yourself!– I humbly suggest this as an option. ^_~

Find it here

Happy holidays to all who celebrate! And happy days to all.



52 Book Giveaway #52YABlitz2017

Posted December 6, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog / 0 Comments
52 Book Giveaway #52YABlitz2017

Happy December, friends! I’ve banded together with 25 other YA authors to form a HUGE book giveaway, called the #52YABlitz2017! You could win FIFTY-TWO paperbacks and hardcovers! So if you have a bookshelf that needs filling… or 52 book-loving friends that need gifts this holiday season, you know what to do! Just use the link below to enter the giveaway! The #52YABlitz2017 giveaway Good luck, friends!

Threats of Sky and Sea on sale for $0.99

Posted November 28, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog / 0 Comments
Threats of Sky and Sea on sale for $0.99

Hello, my loves, and a belated Happy Thanksgiving! The Threats of Sky and Sea e-book is on sale for $0.99! So if you haven’t picked Threats of Sky and Sea up yet and you enjoy epic Young Adult Fantasy with a dash of Elementals, charming princes, and some self-discovery, grab it before the price goes back up! Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo And if you’ve already read and loved Threats of Sky and Sea, be sure to pass the news along to your friends! In a world of Elementals, she thought she was ordinary. She was wrong. On sale for $0.99!… Click To Tweet

It is the first day of November and so… NaNoWriMo begins

Posted November 1, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog, Writing / 0 Comments
It is the first day of November and so… NaNoWriMo begins

Happy November, and happy first day of NaNoWriMo to those of you who are participating! I have fond memories of the madness of NaNoWriMo (also known as National Novel Writing Month). I’ve participated many a time, and won a couple of times– one of those times was working on the book that would become my debut novel, Threats of Sky and Sea. Although, in those days, I was still referring to it by its working title, Apparent. I’ve used the energy of NaNoWriMo in the past as a revision month–what I called NaNoReMo. This year, I’m not participating directly, but I do have some lofty goals. Namely, this one: I plan to finish this draft of Over Raging Tides (Lady Pirates #1) before Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. I’m shooting for this draft to be about 50,000 words, so I have approximately 20,000 to […]

Free Threats of Sky and Sea! – Mailing List Giveaway

Posted August 22, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog / 0 Comments
Free Threats of Sky and Sea! – Mailing List Giveaway

Hello, friends! If you haven’t signed up for my mailing list yet– and/or if you haven’t yet obtained an e-book of Threats of Sky and Sea, have I got a deal for you! For five more days, Threats of Sky and Sea is available for free with your mailing list sign-up. That’s it! No strings. So grab your copy, tell your friends to grab theirs, but hurry! This offer will only be available until August 26th, 2017. Get your copy on Instafreebie here.   Sprinkling free copies of Threats of Sky and Sea like… (Link in bio to get your free copy on Instafreebie!) ✨✨✨ ✨✨✨✨ #freebook #ebook #freeebook #bookstagram #instabook #booklion #bookworm #ebookgiveaway #bookgiveaway #instafreebie #free #giveaway #freebie #kindle #yalit #ireadya #yafantasy #youngadult #fantasy #youngadultfantasy #iwriteya #trilogy #elementals #magic #indiebooksbeseen #indiepub #selfpub #author #authorgiveaway #bookstagramfeature A post shared by Young Adult Author […]

Translations, Narrations, and Progress, Oh My!

Posted July 28, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog, IRL / 0 Comments
Translations, Narrations, and Progress, Oh My!

Hello, friends! I didn’t want another several months to go by without updating you on life and books and work and such. SO. What have I been up to? Writing Things: Progress on Lady Pirates is slow… but it’s progress nonetheless! I’m doing my best to puzzle out the plot with the aid of a 5-subject notebook, and I’m sharing teasers from said progress over on Instagram: Well, it isn't Tuesday… but have a teaser anyway 😉 A post shared by Young Adult Author (@jenellision) on Jul 19, 2017 at 2:36pm PDT I’ve also been doing a lot of research for this book… on everything from what pirates ate, to their officer rankings, to historical lady pirates like Anne Bonny I'll be honest: I'm not the biggest research fan. But one bright side of research for this book is getting […]

Remember Me?

Posted June 5, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Remember Me?

Hey there, reader friends! It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I’ve had to step away from the internet a bit in the past few months. Anxiety and depression are A Thing that I deal with sometimes and, unfortunately, it was exacerbated a bit in the past several months by things like the Twitters and– well, keeping an authorly social media presence in general. Not fun and in ways I missed it, but stepping away for a while was what I needed. I’m feeling pretty okay these days though, so I’ve got a bunch to update you all on! Book Things: -Thanks to all of you, Fall of Thrones and Thorns was voted one of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2016! Not only that, but it was in the Top 20 of those books! Thank you! -The audio edition of Fall of Thrones and […]

Nice to meet you, 2017. I want more from you.

Posted January 2, 2017 by Jennifer Ellision in blog / 0 Comments
Nice to meet you, 2017. I want more from you.

  Hello, 2017. I hope you’re good to us, 2017, because 2016 was a shitshow overall– I’m looking very pointedly at you, World at Large. But it held some high points for me: I published the conclusion of my YA fantasy trilogy That conclusion was voted one of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2016 I had my best sales months My romance novel was mentioned in a Huffington Post blog I voiced a minor character in an audio drama podcast I wrote an audio drama podcast minisode I visited 3 new states and 1 new country I accomplished the Goodreads reading challenge that I set for myself I became a godmother I trained for and ran 2 5Ks for the first time I went to Disney quite a bit I found a new gym that I love, which is […]