The Elements Series
How many books do you have planned for the Elements series?
The plan has always been five books, though it’s taken longer than expected to get to that fifth one. I do plan to wrap up the story eventually, but it’s been a slow process writing the final book, and I’ve stopped making promises when it will be released. Someday! Is “someday” specific enough?
Why do the Elements books have different covers?
The series was first published with the distinct illustrated covers created by the amazingly talented Cynthia Fliege. After publishing Shifting Selves, I commissioned ebook covers that were a bit more typical of the urban fantasy genre at the time. I wanted potential readers to be able to identify the genre immediately. I decided to make the urban fantasy covers available in print but also kept the illustrated covers available as a special edition for those looking for something a little different.
Are the books appropriate for my teen/pre-teen?
Elements is an adult urban fantasy series, but there’s been some crossover with YA readers. I don’t know if it’s because the original illustrated cover evoke a YA fantasy novel or if it’s because Aidan can be a bit awkward at the beginning of the series. I won’t put an official age limit on the books—hell, I was sneaking Harlequin Presents when I was 11, so I’m not one to lecture about appropriate reading material. However, the books contain a fair bit of swearing, frequent drinking, and a slow-burn romance that heats up with each book. So, proceed accordingly.