WELCOME

IMG_5912About Elizabeth Finn

Elizabeth Finn is a small town Iowa gal who resides with her young son. She grew up surrounded by corn fields and cows and spent her days scaling railroad trestles and traipsing through the woods. There’s no better place in the world to be than chasing lightning bugs on a warm summer evening in Iowa, and her small town upbringing shows in the stories she creates. Whether set in a bustling metropolis or tucked away in a small holler, her stories bring to life the inner heart of us all.

Elizabeth is a multi-published contemporary romance author, and her passion is creating stories packed full of believable conflicts, characters who leave you rooting for them, and romance that might just short-circuit your e-reader. Her characters always find the best part of themselves on their journey, and her readers find themselves devoted to her honest and heartfelt voice.

53 thoughts on “WELCOME

  1. Dear Elizabeth, I’m a mother of two toddlers and a high school teacher in Montreal. I’ve gone through your three books in the space of 48 hours with two kids around the house! Needless to say I have been staying up pretty late. Love love them! My favorite was Devil’ s Pawn! Hurray for alpha men! Maybe you could follow up with the story of Liz and Frederick one day? I really hope you continue on to write more novels like these, And at a great pace too! Minnie

    • Oh Minnie – thank you so much for taking the time to share! I’m glad you enjoyed them, and I have a real soft spot in my heart for The Devil’s Pawn too! Don’t worry – I’ll keep writing… I have two books coming out this spring, and I’m in the middle of writing a third book right now. Immortal Protector comes out 2/25/13, and Immortal Distraction comes out 4/15/13!! Can’t wait to hear what you think of them!

      Elizabeth Finn

  2. I have just read Restoring Jordan and I loved every minute of reading it. Thank you very much for a perfect evening. I have never read any of your books before, I shall certainly follow your books from now on. Thank you again. Anne

  3. I could not put Brother’s Keeper down. I absolutely love your style of writing and the depth of feelings that you go in to to explain each characters emotions and thoughts. 50 Shades of Grey by EL James has nothing on you. Sylvia Day also cannot compete with your wonderful emotive style of writing.

    You have another fan and follower in me. Anne

  4. Just found your new ebook “Immortal Protector” and from the excerpt it sounds fantastic. If you would like a review, please send me epub copy to read and review on B&N, Amazon and goodreads. I do not have a website as I am just an avid reader. Could you let me know one way or the other.

    a new fan
    mypreciousbandit@gmail.com

  5. I just read Restoring Jordan. It was amazing & deep. The level if emotions were incredible. The details were incredible. I wanted each side to fall in love! So glad it had a happy ending. Is this a series book? Will there be more about their lives? I hope so! Thanks for the terrific read!

  6. It only took me 2 days to read Restoring Jordan. I never wanted to put down. The emotions were so deep! I could feel everything they were feeling. The writing is amazing. I’ve read over 60 books since September & this goes up on the top 5. It’s a great story of love & courage & bravery. Putting yourself out there to even be loved. Thanks again. I want a follow up to this story about their lives! I have to know what happens next!

      • I also read The Devils Pawn. That was a very dark story. It was deeply written & made me extremely sad !!!! Sick to think that could actually be based on anyone’s truth. What made you write such a story?

        • Hi Julie.

          Truthfully, it was one of many stories floating around in my head… And there are plenty more where they came from. You’re right, it is far darker than my other stories, but I’m really drawn to emotional stories, and some times that takes the plot to some pretty ugly places. In the end, I hope I created characters people could fall in love with – even though they were flawed, and I know Derek was flawed. But at his core was a deeply emotional, tormented man who just couldn’t deny his own decency – if that makes sense. The Devil’s Pawn isn’t for everyone, and it certainly isn’t like my other work, but it’s a story that I fell just as much in love with!!

      • I read Brothers Keeper! It was fabulous! I loved the story! I cried for her abuse & I rallied for her father to spend the rest of his life in Jail. The brother of her best friend was indeed a man of honor & protection to keep his little sister friend Rowan Safe. I’ve always believed true love can come from friendship! The story was beyond my imagination & he was very honest behind closed doors! Lord have Mercy! It was a great Read! Thank you for sharing you love of stories! Now I have read 3 of your books!

        • There is never a time where I am not reading! Please get me on a list with your book releases! I’ve read 3 of your books & look forward to many more!

          Thank you so much Ms. Finn

          Julie Kirsch

          Sent from my iPhone

  7. Well, you’ve only missed one other book that is currently out, Immortal Protector. It falls under paranormal romance, but it’s first and foremost a contemporary romance story (with paranormal elements). I always keep my current releases and upcoming releases listed along the top left of this screen, and you’ll see there are two more books coming out soon as well (Immortal Distraction in April and Immortal Healer in May). I don’t have a notification list, but I have to say, that’s not a bad idea… I hope you check out Immortal Protector!

  8. Just finished reading The Devil’s Pawn and loved it, cried, cringed, laughed and just fell in love with Derek and Ashton. Would love to see a second book about the demises of Mr. Grayson, I felt like there were some loose ends that need to be tied.

  9. Hello, I just finished reading Brother’s Keeper, I loved it! You mad me laugh and cry. Loved the ending. Great book!!! You now have a new fan! :)

    Happy writing!! Monica

  10. Hello, I just finished reading Brother’s Keeper, I loved it! You made me laugh and cry. Loved the ending. Great book!!! You now have a new fan!

    Happy writing!! Monica

  11. Hi Elizabeth, I really enjoyed your book “The Devil’s Pawn’. It was awesome and I think the Book cover models suited the characters well. By the could you please tell me the name of the male model on the book?

    • Melanie – I can’t believe I didn’t see your comment sooner, so I apologize for not responding sooner!!! I’m thrilled you enjoyed The Devil’s Pawn, but I honestly have no idea who that lovely young man is on the cover. He was perfect for this particular story though, don’t you think??

      • ya he was simply perfect!!! very eye catching!! and when I started reading the book he matched all descriptions.That intense dark look.. I simply loved the way you built his character. I would really love to read a second book of this too, with more darkness..

  12. Elizabeth I have read The Devil’s Pawn twice now and I still love it — it is dark, but a beautiful love story. I wish you would consider writing a second story about Derek and Ashton and their future and even Liz and Frederick and even if Mr. Greyson gets off easy with his life. — The cover of the book is great and I think it captures the images of Ashton and Derek to a T.

    I also loved Restoring Jordan and loved it!!!

    • Why hello, Luisa! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on The Devil’s Pawn, and yes, it is dark but still beautiful. That is exactly how I would describe it too!! I don’t have any current plans to write a spin-off, but I’ve also not ruled it out. I could see tackling that in the future. Right now, I’m busy writing three new contemporary erotic romances that you’ll see soon. It’s keeping me busy busy busy, but I can’t wait to share these stories with you. Unforgiven is my next scheduled release, and I can’t wait!! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts on The Devil’s Pawn, and we’ll just have to see what the future hold in terms of a spin-off…

  13. I CANT wait for the next release. Good thing I only have a few days to wait. After reading 3 or your 6 books at least twice, I currently thing Immortal Distraction has become my favorite. Angus sounds devine and I love how he always refers to Brit as love. Excellent job lady!! I cant help getting a kick out of reading your books since we’ve known each other since we were about 7. LOL!! AMAZING!!

  14. Wow, 5, I cant even remember that long ago. Obviously I got over it since we were buddies for years to come. I have always felt awkward and sof-conscious. Mmmm…..must come out in b%tch$ness much like Brit. LOL!! We need to have a girls night to celebrate your newest release!!

  15. UNFORGIVEN~

    Well I finished last night!! SO good. So many emotions-frustration, sadness, protective, love, anger, etc. For most of the story, I wanted to beat everyone that was so terrible to her. I was screaming in my mind, it was an accident people and with her best friend no less. The lifelong knowledge of that would be its own personal hell-let alone the legal repercussions she endured. And then that terrible attitude from people overflowing to her mother straight out infuriated me. Seriously something so tragic could have happened to any one of us at some point in our lives. Ugh, I just wanted to hug her and beat up everyone else. Thank goodness for Michelle. (Michelle to Bailey, was Joi to me through H.S., that girl gave many a tongue lashing in my honor). I understood Darrens feelings at the start but then halfway through I wanted to pummel him as well. Its not like she was some terrible person her whole life that everyone knew one day would end up like this. SERIOUSLY!! LOL!! We’ve known people that have made such mistakes and they never recover living with the knowledge everyday. AWESOME ending though!! I completely understood everyones point of view……aside from the stupid towns people. Love it and will probably start to read it again so I catch all the little things Im sure I missed the first time through. I love their undeniable attraction and love for each even from an early age. Its as if fate and the universe said, we made you two just for each other so get over it. Its amazing how when I read your stories I can see bits of myself or people in my life in the characters. 5 STARS +

  16. I started Unforgiven last night and finished it this morning at work. Shhh!! ;-) I’m on 4 hours of sleep because I just couldn’t put it down. Amazing story. I even shed a few tears which is not something I usually do when I read this genre. Fan-freaking-tastic job! I’m definitely a new fan.

  17. Hi Elizabeth,

    I started reading your books last year, having started with Restoring Jordan and following with Devil’s Pawn and Brother’s Keeper. I loved all of them, so was excited when I went off in search of a new read and found Unforgiven had been released.

    My immediate reaction is “Wow”. It’s definitely one of the most poignant, exquisite novels I’ve ever read. Like many others, I found myself in tears numerous times and found myself thinking about Bailey and Darren when I wasn’t able to read and instead had to get back to “real life”. I love it when a book pulls me in and I have a face for every character worked out in my mind, have the town pictured, the houses folks live in, all of those little details that are so important…

    I think the only thing that really nagged at me during the whole of the book was Darren’s failure to take some accountability for what happened that night of the wreck that took Jess’s life. I was frustrated that he gave his car keys to Bailey knowing that she’d already been drinking and was experiencing some angst over her feelings for him and what she’d witnessed with he and Trinity. He left her so confused after their encounter at that sea wall–he should not have been surprised that she’d drink some more after he left. Not that that in any way absolves Bailey’s decision to get behind the wheel, but it bothered me nonetheless!

    I’m so glad that in the end they found each other. What happened was such a tragic mistake; truly an accident that was the result of a young person making the wrong decision. How many times do we see that happen? When I think of all of the careless things I did when I was a young person just out of my teens, I think “There but for the grace of God go I”.

    Forgiveness is such a healing virtue. I know it sounds cliche/trite, but it’s the one action that can only leave you feeling good inside. As Jess’s death is a reminder, you aren’t promised another day and it’s best to make the most of what you have. I think your story also gives people perspective as to the other side of the coin, so to speak. People who do bad things aren’t always monsters who should be degraded and hated.

    Thanks so much for your great (and smutty!) stories. I’m already looking forward to your next one!

    Bethany

    • Hi Bethany! Thank you so much for your feedback, and I’m so glad you enjoyed Unforgiven. It is and always will be a very, very special book to me.

      You’re not the first person to think there should have been more accountability on the part of Darren, so that is certainly a valid response. At the risk of sounding defensive, I will give you a glimpse at my perspective. I assure you, I have no defensive feelings on the matter whatsoever!! I really do value feedback, and I understand full well that reading is the most subjective thing in the world, so opinions will absolutely and should vary. That said, I rarely get to talk about the characters I’ve created from my own perspective and feelings, and I love it when I get the chance to discuss them, so I’m going to!

      So, I always meant for Darren to carry a load of guilt with him through the story, but I think that thread of his feelings is sometimes lost in his anger toward Bailey. It is acknowledged a number of times by his parents, by him, and even by Bailey, but he’s never really challenged on his actions that night. Bailey is easy to love and readers want to stand up for her, which I understand. I wrote her to be forgivable—she kind of had to be. But it also means that we want to defend her—against townsfolk, against her actions, and especially, against Darren.

      He definitely made mistakes, and not just abandoning Bailey that night. He overstepped boundaries with Bailey, handled the situation poorly, and was just, for lack of a better word, immature. I wanted him to be immature at that point in his life, just like Bailey was. They were college kids on spring break, legally adults, but not really very adult-like. That to me is a very authentic portrayal of early twenties—at least my early twenties… You’re right, “There but for the grace of God go I.” It’s a miracle we made it through our early years!

      In the end, I’ve always felt like Bailey was guilty. What can I say?! I’m the daughter of a retired federal investigator, and to me, laws are very black and white, and they have to be. Darren made mistakes—A LOT, but he didn’t make the decision Bailey made. In life, the Baileys of the world are guilty, the Darrens are not. I never felt as though he should share her guilt. He did, and it fed that rage and anger all the more, but to me, he abandoned Bailey because he didn’t know how to deal with her or what he’d done, but he didn’t at any time think he was handing his keys to someone unfit to drive.

      In the end, these are two very authentically flawed people who made mistakes and had to learn to deal with the consequences and forgive themselves for their past. They ultimately do, and there is nothing sweeter than that. I love this story, and I’m so glad you do as well. Sorry… I know I’m long-winded, but I never really get the opportunity to discuss the characters I’ve created like my readers do, so I hope you don’t mind that I did. Feel free to chat me up anytime! I love discussing the ins and outs of the stories and characters I write!

      Elizabeth Finn

  18. Mrs Finn,
    i just finished reading Unforgiven. Actually this has been my first acquaintance with you as a writer and I feel the need to express my feelings and comments on the book. Let me just say that it’s one of the best books I have ever read. I loved it from the first line to the last one. You are an exceptional writer, the story is captivativing and your writing style is highly emotional. And yes I admit that I finished reading with me eyes full of tears. Thank you for Unforgiven!! I’m ready to explore more of your stories soon!!

    • Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you enjoyed Bailey and Darren’s story, and I hope you enjoy my other work as well. I have two new books coming out this spring, so make sure to check out the pages (on this site) for Conflicting Interests and The Innocent Liar for information on my upcoming releases!

      Thanks again for sharing your thoughts on Unforgiven. It has stuck with me long after writing it, and it remains one of my favorites too!

      Elizabeth Finn

  19. Hello, I’ ve read many ebooks but I’ve never written to an author before. I just wanted to say that your book made for the perfect imaginative getaway. The book captured the characters experiences, and emotions with such detail enabeling me ( the reader) to feel a deep conection. I cried at their sadness, laughed at their joys, and sucked in an anticipatory breath at the passion that they experienced. Even more importantly, this was a book that I could not put down. You are a very talented writer keep writing. Ps. Thank you for making the book reasonably priced and providing the page volume that you did. I walk away feeling like i learned something and feeling like this was a wonderful experience.

    • KAT – thank you so much for your kind words! I’m not sure which book of mine you read and enjoyed so much, but I’m soooo thrilled that you did. I will absolutely keep writing, and I hope you’ll keep reading as well!

      All the best,
      Elizabeth Finn

  20. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question
    which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to know how you center
    yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a
    difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any ideas or tips? Many thanks!

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