The best way to conquer fear is to just do whatever it is that’s scaring you. At least, that’s what Nike says.

A Disturbing Prospect was haunting me. At one point, I was considering postponing it. Two things had me on the fence:

1) It’s my darkest novel yet. I’ve written some dark books, but nothing like this.

2) Originally, I’d planned on waiting to publish it. I wanted to have at least three books written in the series.

Then I decided, you know what? I’m Netflix. I write dark and light books. I don’t publish series straight through; I hop around. You have to wait for the new season of Jessica Jones, but you get Luke Cage in the meantime (and trust me, it’s not at all a bad deal).

So I did what Nike’s been telling me to do my whole life, and hit publish three weeks early—even before my cover reveal. Feast your eyes on this baby, then grab your copy!

A Disturbing Prospect


Something inside me is stirring, like a sleeping beast in its lair. For twenty years I’ve been dead, but Olivia makes me feel alive. Wide awake and alert, ready for anything.

And I know Lucy, my cousin and only friend in the world, won’t have it.

She’d be completely right, of course. Olivia is family—Lucy’s little sister. Even if she’s adopted. Even if we didn’t grow up together. I share no memories with her but we share family. Her parents are my aunt and uncle, for fuck’s sake. It’s one place I can’t go—and it’s the one place I most want to be.


Cliff has me doing all kinds of things I don’t normally—like thinking about him and sighing like a school girl. I need to get back in the game, keep moving. I can’t let him get to me like this.

This has never happened before. It’s stupid and it needs to stop. Yes, he’s sexy and he makes me laugh, but I can’t let myself get carried away. I can’t.

Even if he’s the only one who can help me—because he’s the only other person I know who’s taken a life.

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Elizabeth Barone

Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist who writes contemporary romance and suspense starring strong belles who chose a different path. Her debut novel Sade on the Wall was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She is the author of the South of Forever series and several other books. When not writing, Elizabeth is very busy getting her latest fix of Yankee Candle, spicy Doritos chips, or whatever TV show she’s currently binging. Elizabeth lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, a feisty little cat, and too many books.

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