Breathless Release Week Celebration! (Contest alert!)

Hi, guys! The week is here! Breathless comes out Tuesday, April 30, and so far, it’s my favorite novella in the series. If this is your first time hearing about it, here are the details.

Breathless - an Elemental novella by Brigid KemmererBreathless - an Elemental novella by Brigid Kemmerer

Too many secrets, not enough time.

Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic.

But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive.

His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—-the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.

You can also check out an excerpt of the novella by going here. (Opens in a new window.)


For the first time, I’m going to have a week long event here on the blog, with author interviews featuring Kelley York, the author of Hushed, and J. H. Trumble, the author of Don’t Let Me Go and Where You Are. Also, I’m featuring a guest post by Victoria Scott, author of The Collector. There will be prizes EVERY DAY, so be sure to come back here each day for a chance to win signed books and swag!

A few FAQs before I get to the contest details:

I don’t have an e-reader! How can I read Breathless?

You don’t need an e-reader! You can read it on your computer screen, on your phone, on your iPad, etc. Pretty much all e-book retailers have a method of reading books without a specific e-book device. If you can read this blog post, you can read Breathless. And the nice thing about novellas is that they’re short enough to read online.

I’ve never read The Elemental Series. Does this book have spoilers?

While this novella takes place chronologically after Spark, it is completely spoiler free for the entire series. If you want to read this one first, go for it. If you have a friend who hasn’t read the series but might enjoy this short story, tell them to give it a whirl.

Is Nick Merrick gay?

You’ll have to read the story and decide for yourself. I’ll admit that at the beginning of the novella, Nick is definitely unsure about what he wants.

And now it’s time for the first contest! To enter, all you need to do is preorder a copy of Breathless from your favorite ebook retailer. Here are some helpful links:


Google Books


Barnes & Noble


Or any other retailer where you find it! (The legal places, peeps, please.)

Just leave me a comment to tell me you’ve pre-ordered, and I’ll randomly pick a winner. (You’ll have to present an email confirmation of your order to claim your prize, however.) This contest is open until midnight Monday night, and it’s open internationally. The prize? A signed copy of ALL the books in the Elemental Series.

Ready to enter? Go!



95 thoughts on “Breathless Release Week Celebration! (Contest alert!)

  1. PREORDERED! Which I already mentioned in my question a few days ago 😉 thank you for the quick response, by the way! CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT AHHHHH! /fangirling

  2. Hey Brigid 🙂 I tried to pre-order Breathless, but I am unable to because I’m in Australia! 🙁 any advice? 🙂
    The competition is amazing by the way 😮

      • I tried through the iBookstore but I couldn’t, I’d like to pre-order through Amazon and places like that, but I’m not allowed to order online! 🙁 The iBookstore was my only option! It’s okay though, enjoy your copy! 🙂 xx

  3. Just pre-ordered Breathless! 🙂
    I will be in Alaska when Spirit is released 🙁 so it would be beyond awesome to have all three books to help me survive out in the wilderness.
    Thanks for throwing this great giveaway.

  4. Dude! I’ve had this on pre-order since the pre-order for it first went live.
    On top of that, I had the lucky, lucky chance to read it in ARC form, and it’s totally the best novella of yours to date. Happy Release day for tomorrow, Brigid, and thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  5. I have pre-ordered, despite reading it already! 😀 You are a super awesome lady! Thank you for the contest and the week long celebration! Oooh, I am SO excited to read the interviews with J.H. Trumble and Kelley York, especially as you recommended them both to me! I’ve not heard of Victoria Scott or The Collector, but I’m intrigued to find out more when her guest post is posted! Looking forward to this week!

  6. I pre-ordered… TWICE! I ordered one for me and my iPad and one for my daughter and her nook. My daughter, Merceydeis, is beyond “in love” with the series… and now she has me hooked! This would be such a nice surprise and birthday gift for her!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. I just pre-ordered 🙂 I’m generally not that lucky when it comes to these things, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to try. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to wait for Spirit to come out to read Breathless…I want to read both right now! I might just stay up until midnight to read Breathless tonight. Not sure if that’s how it works though…I’ve never pre-ordered for my Kindle before 🙂

    • Thank you!! And as for the midnight thing…sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I think it depends on when it’s midnight at Amazon…? Maybe? I might be mixing that up. 😛

  8. I’ve pre-ordered Breathless. I can’t wait to re-read it since I was already blessed with a copy from NetGalley. I plan on getting all of my friends addicted to this series as well.

  9. Pre-Order Breathless- Check. Go back and reread all of the books in the Elemental Series, making sure to note every place that you highlighted- check. Finish Spark instead of rewriting a paper and then going into total fangirl mode because the wait is almost over and you can once again hide under your rock and indulge in your Merrick Brother obsession- DOUBLE check! So excited. I have already planned on getting about 0 hours of sleep tonight. These books are incredible and super addicting.

  10. Zomg. I’m crossing my fingers and toes… and all of my limbs.

    Pre-ordered! Nick is my favorite of the brothers, so to say I’m excited would be an understatement! He’s such a sweetheart.

    PS–can you speed up time so we can get Nick’s book now? ‘Cuz this snippet is NOT gonna be enough! 😉

  11. It’s finally here!
    I’ve been counting down the days, so excited for the next installment of my favourite book series.
    Congratulations Brigid 😀

    • Okay.. so due to time differences, it’s not actually here! haha I’m from Australia. In short, got immensely confused but I’ve now pre ordered!

  12. Preordered several weeks ago! Awesome series! I am looking forward to reading Spirit! Congratulations on a fantastic and popular series Brigid!

  13. Pre-ordered it on Amazon, as soon as I saw it was available (from your blog on Goodreads, from memory).
    It downloaded while I was at work yesterday (Oz); read it last night! It’s brilliant! And a teaser! You’ve got tons more material to work work with, in this world of the Merrick’s.
    Am spreading the word!

  14. I LOVE GABRIEL! If he was real, my god, the things I’d love to do to him! He’s mean, he’s funny and he can be nice and sweet. Layne and Gabriel is the cutest love story I’ve ever read, I just want to hug them both to pieces! You’re an amazing author, I’ve cried, laughed and fell in love with the characters. YOURE AMAZING! Keep it cool, haha (:

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