All Dogs Go BACK to Heaven 

 

We Hyders are a dog family.

Baby Dog adopted us in 2013.

We’re still not 100% sure how old she is. We don’t know much about her life before she made our home her castle. And, truth be told, somedays we’re not sure why she chose us; she barely seems to tolerate us, most of the time. Still, we love her. She’s ours, and we are (for damn sure) hers. She makes sure we know our place on the regular.

Then there’s Amaziah.

During one of the darkest times of my husband’s life, Chris found a puppy online at a nearby animal shelter. As often happens with puppies, it was love at first sight. He went to the animal shelter to start the adoption.

But the puppy was gone. It was another kick to the balls during an already horrible year.

Devastated, Chris asked to see the rest of the litter. One puppy, the scrawny runt, kept getting shoved to the back of the crate. It was small and malnourished, obviously losing meals to feisty and demanding brothers and sisters.

Sometimes solidarity shows up in the strangest of places.

“That one,” Chris said, without hesitation.

And, in a way, they saved each other.

His name was Amaziah. The shelter lady asked Chris if he wanted to change it. Chris said no. It was a cool name. Unique. He looked it up later and found the meaning.

Amaziah: strengthened by God

That day, the two became a family, and my husband’s broken heart started to heal. Amaziah met Chris’s three two-legged kids a short time later. Then, a year after that, they all adopted me and my two babies. It’s hard to believe that was almost a decade ago.

Over Christmas, we learned Amaziah won’t be with us much longer. His kidneys are caput.

We had a family sleepover last night, with all mattresses Tetris-arranged on our bedroom floor. Both dogs happily snuggled in the middle of it all. Today, he’s enjoying all the scolding-free pork chops he wants. The vet will be here at 2 o’clock.

So excuse me for this, but seriously—fuck the past 12 months.

But I digress.

We are one of the luckiest families on Earth. Because even if just for a little while we’ve had our own piece of heaven. A tangible, daily example of what true, unconditional love really is. Amaziah has never asked much, just that we show up, even with all our mess, bad attitudes, and drama. No matter the chaos of the world, his tail still wags just because we’re his. Simple as that.

In one of my last books, the new Archangel of Death visits Heaven for the first time. Upon meeting a loveable pup, he asked, “So it’s true? All dogs really go to Heaven?”

“No,” his angel guide replied with a smile.

“No?”

“No. Pets return to heaven. They are only on loan to humans, so Earth might know what true joy awaits them here.”

LIVE Online Book Signing!

One of my biggest bummers of 2020 is all the canceled book events. I MISS YOU GUYS! And I have a bunch of paperback stock to clear out. After all, I’m going to need more shelf space soon… (hint! hint!)

So I’m hosting a LIVE online book signing!

WHEN: this Monday, September 7th
TIME: 8PM ET | 5PM PT
WHERE: Online in HYDERNATION!

Here’s the GREAT part:

From now until Monday, I’m offering FREE US SHIPPING on all signed books. All books ordered before Monday will be signed LIVE to you on Monday evening in HYDERNATION! I’ll post a live video of me signing, and maybe even video chat you while I’m signing your books (totally optional, of course).

There will be giveaways too! You don’t want to miss it.

Here’s the shopping links for books. No coupon code required!

FREE US SHIPPING ON ALL BOOKS

300 Mask Milestone!

So. Many. Masks.

When Janice and I dreamed up this project, we thought we were going to make and give away 50 masks. But thanks to so many of you who have donated to help us buy more supplies, today we sent out mask number 300! And we’re still going. The Soul Summoner fabric is still hung up in transit, so I’ve just ordered 10 more yards of Harry Potter fabric! We’ve also had a HYDERNATION member send us some beautiful fabric. So… Continue reading “300 Mask Milestone!”

💔 A tornado disaster update from Elicia Hyder

A little after midnight, early Tuesday morning, I was woken by our barking dogs. I trudged out of bed and took them outside. Immediately, I sensed something off in the atmosphere. If you’ve ever been through a tornado, you know the eerie calm before the storm. However, exhaustion won out, and I went back to bed without checking the news—something I will never do again. Continue reading “💔 A tornado disaster update from Elicia Hyder”

Ultimate Fan Giveaway

We have been working soooo hard this week to improve our email system. If you consider yourself an ultimate fan of my books and would like to do something small to show your love, I NEED YOU! It will require a few extra steps beyond entering your email here, so I hope you’ll follow me to the end.

For all your hard work, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree (with free shipping) in my online store! The winner will be notified by email on Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Continue reading “Ultimate Fan Giveaway”

Join me at Coastal Magic!

A Beachside Readers Weekend on February 20-23 2020 in Dayton Beach, FL

During our weekend together you will enjoy:

Discussion Panels
Meet and Greets with your favorite Authors
Over 50 Authors for Book Signing
Lunch with an Authors
and always fun shenanigans

Register Here for the conference

then…

Register Here for a very special HYDERNATION Celebration and dinner with Elicia Hyder!
WHEN: Friday, February 21 2020 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Sloppy Joe’s – Daytona Beach, FL (Next to the hotel)
COST: $15.00
INCLUDES: Meal, soda/tea/water, gratuity, and a special HYDERNATION keepsake gift

Check out this brief and super-serious interview for Coastal Magic I did with my friend Author Violet Howe!

The Soul Destroyer is here!

The Soul Destroyer, book 7 in The Soul Summoner series is in stores now! This book takes you across the globe and beyond.

It’s a book of hope.
Of possibilities.
And of fierce, fierce love.

I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

THE SOUL DESTROYER

Warren Parish is literally about to go to hell and back to protect his daughter, but first he must save her from an even closer danger—Heaven. 

The Council of angels has decreed Iliana must be brought to Eden to be made a seraph—an angel frozen as a child. And though it means Warren can finally be with her, she will never grow up. She will never access her power. And she will never have the life he sacrificed everything to give her.

Time is running out. He has until her first birthday to bring her to Eden. If not, the guardians will be sent for her, and he will be stripped of his birthright as the Archangel and lose his daughter forever.

 

IN STORES NOW

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AUDIO COMING SOON


THE SOUL SUMMONER SERIES ORDER:



Book 1 – The Soul Summoner
Book 2 – The Siren
Book 3 – The Angel of Death
Book 4 – The Taken
Book 5 – The Sacrifice
Book 6 – The Regular Guy
Book 7 – The Soul Destroyer

THE SOUL SUMMONER COMPANION STORIES:
The Detective: A Nathan McNamara Story
The Mercenary: A Warren Parish Story
 

Britches Get Stitches is here!

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“Even if derby isn’t your thing….you will love this book.” 

“I am so loving this story. More of a suspense, thriller, paranormal kind of fiction fan but this story hooked me in and I’m now a big roller derby fan!”

“Read this in one day, because whenever I have an Elicia Hyder book in my hands, nothing else matters! It was sooooo good. The first 2 chapters had me laughing aloud! Couldn’t put it down after that. I would love to think I have a tiny bit of Grace in me!! Thank you, Elicia.”

“I just finished Britches get Stitches. I Loved it!! I laughed and cried and laughed again!”

“I did not want to put this book down!!!! It was fabulous, I loved it even more than The first book Lights out Lucy.”

“I loved this book for the emotions and the great storyline and can’t wait to read the next. These women rock!”

“This one had me hooked within the first few sentences. If my Kindle hadn’t shut down, I would have read it in a few hours! Britches Get Stitches had me laughing, crying, laughing again and cheering on Grace.”

“This series just keeps getting better and funnier. If you liked the first one, you will love this one.”

Be brave. Be strong. Be badass.

After a two-year struggle to conceive ends with her husband getting another woman pregnant, Grace “Britches Get Stitches” Evans is taking out her frustrations on the roller derby track. Full-contact violence and absolutely no cheating men? Best divorce-support group ever.

With the help of her teammates, Grace is reclaiming one piece of her broken heart at a time—starting with the family dog, which she lost in the divorce. When the dognapping ends with a call to the police, the best revenge shows up at her door in the form of Officer Jason Bradley. He’s hot. He loves animals. And he’s her ex-husband’s very best friend.

Then her ex does the unimaginable, threatening everything she has left as well as the new life she’s started to build. Only Grace isn’t the woman he kicked to the curb anymore. And just like in derby, though she might get knocked off the track and blocked behind unbeatable odds—she’ll keep pushing forward.

 

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8th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2019

April 26-28th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel – Brookfield

375  S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI, US, 53005

Join Elicia Hyder and 60 other authors for the 8th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend. This year’s keynote speaker is actress Meg Tilly!

Tickets are on sale now!

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A New Novel Coming Soon!

BRITCHES GET STITCHES
3.29.19 PRE-ORDER now:
Amazon: https://www.eliciahyder.com/l/483021
Apple Books: https://www.eliciahyder.com/l/483008/
Kobo: https://www.eliciahyder.com/l/483012
Nook: https://www.eliciahyder.com/l/483010
(Other retailer links coming soon!)

Be brave. Be strong. Be badass.

After a two-year struggle to conceive ends with her husband getting another woman pregnant, Grace “Britches Get Stitches” Evans is taking out her frustrations on the roller derby track. Full-contact violence and absolutely no cheating men? Best divorce-support group ever.

With the help of her teammates, Grace is reclaiming one piece of her broken heart at a time—starting with the family dog, which she lost in the divorce. When the dognapping ends with a call to the police, the best revenge shows up at her door in the form of Officer Jason Bradley. He’s hot. He loves animals. And he’s her ex-husband’s very best friend.

Then her ex does the unimaginable, threatening everything she has left as well as the new life she’s started to build. Only Grace isn’t the woman he kicked to the curb anymore. And just like in derby, though she might get knocked off the track and blocked behind unbeatable odds—she’ll keep pushing forward.