Elizabeth Norris

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Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter.

She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.

Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray, April 2012), is the story of one girl’s fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.

#BeUnbreakable Contest

It's official. Unbreakable is out in the world (or at least, the US) today!

I'm so excited to share this book with everyone.

Last year, when Unraveling was released, I was just finishing my edits for the sequel. Having a debut novel released was a surreal and wonderful experience. But I couldn't help be nervous for the sequel.

Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2) by Elizabeth Norris
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“So your perfect proposal, what would it be?" Ben asks. "Seriously?"... "I don't know. It would just be the two of us, and I guess I'd want him to say something honest, not overly romantic, not something that would make a great story to tell his friends. I'd just want him to lean over..." As I say it, I lean slightly toward Ben, close enough that I can feel the warmth of his body radiating into the empty space between us, and drop the volume of my voice. "... and say 'Janelle Tenner, fucking marry me.”
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Goodreads Summary-Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

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Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.
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Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of "them." The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked--and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

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Goodreads Summary-Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, Janelle knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

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Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,

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M Thank you very much for accepting my friend invite. I am a huge fan of you and your books!

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Kalli M.G. Thank you for accepting my friend request, that was very kind of you. (': I love your tastes in books (and, of course, I love the books you've gotten published so far). You help me find books that I haven't heard of yet, which helps me a lot. >u<

Hope you have a good day. <3

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Sofie I cannot wait for Unbreakable any longer!! I'm grateful Undone is coming out in a few days. Hopefully it can tide me over until April.

Nerdread thanks for accepting me! i love your books !! cant wait to see what happen next.

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Lara Ah thank you for accepting my friends request. Such a huge fan of your book! ♥

Christie Thank you so much for accepting my friends request! I can't wait for Unbreakable to come out!! :D

Kristina Thanks for friending me! Unraveling ROCKED!

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Ashlyn Elizabeth,
Thank-you for the friending!

Elizabeth Norris ☺ Aℓγssa ☺ wrote: "I LOVED Unraveling!! Please tell me there will be a sequel!! I hope Ben comes back for her!! That would be so sweet! :D"

Hi Alyssa,

So glad you enjoyed UNRAVELING. There is a sequel. It's called UNBREAKABLE and it will be out in 2013 :)

alyssa  jackman I LOVED Unraveling!! Please tell me there will be a sequel!! I hope Ben comes back for her!! That would be so sweet! :D

Elizabeth Norris Vicki wrote: "I LOVED LOVED LOVED the book!!! Please tell me there will be a sequel!"

Yes there will! It's called UNBREAKABLE and will be out in 2013. More details to come! :)

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Vicki I LOVED LOVED LOVED the book!!! Please tell me there will be a sequel!

kpopfan Dude!! Amazing book, your very talented writer I really hope there will be a second book!! :)

Awesome job.

Elizabeth Norris Alein wrote: "Thanks for your friendship! Unraveling was an amazing read!"

Glad you liked it!

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Alein Thanks for your friendship! Unraveling was an amazing read!

Lidush Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for friending :)

Fatimah hi Elizabeth! thanx for the add....looking forward in reading ur book :)

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Kat Thank you so much for friending me! Unraveling is definitely on my TBR list.

Kindred Dreamheart

Melissa Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the friend request and the recommendations! I haven't read Great Gatsby yet, but I saw that they're filming a movie adaptation starring my two favourite actors (Leonardo DiCaprio & Tobey Maguire -- squeeeeal!) so I will have to read it soon!

Looking forward to sharing more books with you,

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