The Highs, the Lows, and the In-Betweens

The Highs:
Snow, my very first book ever published, I self published in July 2017
Blizzard, my second self published book, will be released May 6th, 2018
Hail will be underway shortly
I have the next trilogy planned, and plan to submit for traditional publishing

The Lows:
My daughter’s health
My workload at my day job-where is all this going?
My physical fitness (or lack thereof haha)
My mental health-stress from everything going on which reaches further/deeper into my life has a habit of building up and overwhelming me a few days every few weeks.

The In-Betweens:
I know things will get better

Yes, for the “in-betweens” there should have been more as inherently implied by the plural nature. The truth here is nothing is rainbows and unicorns, all writers have their dark corners, and mine are a variety of shades. I am thankful that I have the people in my life that I do to help me, support mentally and emotionally. Anyone who doesn’t have such immediately available, don’t be afraid to seek it out.

100-EBook Giveaway for SNOW!

giveaway_2You read that right, folks! I’m giving away 100 ebook copies of SNOW on Kindle through Goodreads! Enter to win, share the news, and let’s all get prepared for the upcoming release of Blizzard on May 6th!
When does this happen, you ask?! Start Entering to Win on April 15th-27th!

If you win, don’t forget to Share your Honest Review & Rating on Amazon <3!

Blizzard Release Date

Blizzard is set for a release date of May 6th!

You heard it, Ladies & Gents, there is a Set Release date for Blizzard!

Don’t miss the opportunity during the first full week of May, from the 1st – 5th, to get your Free ebook copy of Snow, and share the news!


And Don’t forget:




Snow – Reviewers Needed!

I am giving away FREE ebook copies of Snow, in epub and mobi files, to individuals interested in reading and providing their Honest review on Amazon! Reviews are also always welcome on Goodreads, but the goal here and now is for Amazon 😊!

Those interested can e-mail me at:

Blizzard – Final Steps

Here it is! I will be receiving Blizzard next week for the final touches. I-quite proudly-finally purchased a cartography software program tonight! Yaaaay! I will be working on the two maps this weekend-I’m really excited for this :)! Next on the list is to manage creating the timeline -^_^-! It’s all coming together, and there is still a level of anxious disbelief that I will be releasing my Second Book by next Month! *GIRLY SQUEALING*

Bedtime friends.

Pop the Butterfly: Book Tour

Here it is! The Book Tour is up from Pop the Butterfly, and tomorrow the interview will be up and available for review (Links incoming ASAP!). Spread the word, share the joy ;)!

Synopsis: Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take […]

via Book Tour – Snow by Mikayla Elliot — PopTheButterfly Reads

Snow, Blizzard, & Hail, Oh-My!

Writing these books has been one of the best experiences of my life-aside from becoming a parent. To this point, writing Blizzard has been my favorite as far as the writing experience has gone. With Snow I was far more reserved, rewriting several pieces, holding back because at one point someone said my writing was “too smart” so I reduced my writing, and I don’t mention that as any pat on the back for myself. It was something I now feel hindered my moving forward, especially with writing to the full extent I would have preferred for Snow.

Thus, with Blizzard, I let the process and story take over in a way I didn’t entirely do until I was near the end, and even then that was still muzzled. Blizzard flowed out of me, the story came together and intertwined as wisteria lacing its way up through my veins, reaching and blooming within my heart. It was a joyous process that I reveled in. Now I’m preparing to write out Hail, working on fleshing out the outline first. That, in itself, is a process that I am learning to adjust and grow within. The thought arises, will it be just as invigorating as writing Blizzard was? Will it be more? It’s a strange nervous reaction, uncertain of how different this experience will grow me as a writer.

Looking forward, I am equal parts anxious in writing the final book for the Black Ice Trilogy itself, but have such exuberance for beginning the Three Kings series/trilogy! Ideas, scenarios, and situations have flooded my mind after having finished my certification exam and passing, and I did not capture them. While I feel that is a tragedy, there are plenty more ideas that will spring forth. Time to rest…I was supposed to have gone to bed hours ago, early.

Back in the Mix!

I PASSED MY TEST! I can’t even express how happy I am, it was stressful! I will be back in business with all my social media, as I spent the last week grinding my nose to the stone to study for this test :). I’m also ready to start writing the final book, Hail, for my trilogy <3_<3! I also want to start writing for my new series, Three Kings…but I need to knock out Hail first xD! Still…I will probably start writing things down, because I have been so inspired after finishing that 4 hour test yesterday, it’s insane!

Had my interview with Michael Chrobak, that will be up for review on April 3rd! That will be the day after the Blog Tour with Pop the Butterfly (Paige)! I’ll be in touch soon, my peeps!

Today is a health day for me, and I need the rest.