Sunday, June 2, 2013


Hello guys! So the bloggers here in the Philippines are currently touring Phoenix and today is my tour stop! I will be sharing some scenes that inspired Elizabeth and helped her way through the world building! There is also an international giveway you want to check out! Enjoy Black City fans!


Today Elizabeth shares a scene that inspired Bleak Bridge in BLACK CITY, where Ash and Natalie first met during a Haze-deal gone bad. In this excerpt, Ash is meeting up with his client:
“I head under the canal bridge and wait for the girl, taking a packet of Sentry-regulation smokes from my back pocket and sparking up. The nicotine courses through my veins, making them throb with adrenaline; the sensation is almost like a pulse…almost.
Footsteps approach the bridge, and a short girl with straggly black hair appears from the shadows, dressed in men’s work boots, tight black trousers and a tailcoat made from a patchwork of clashing fabrics. Her hazel eyes gaze up into mine. She’s brave. Not many cherry-poppers have the courage to look me in the eyes.”
- from BLACK CITY, page 1
[Photo: © Elizabeth Richards 2013]
“This canal bridge in Wolverton, England, was the inspiration for Bleak Bridge. The black brickwork inspired the Cinderstone bricks that the majority of the buildings in Black City are made of. Also, moored nearby was a barge, and that gave me the inspiration for Beetle’s barge, which features heavily in both novels. It’s where Ash and Natalie first kissed, and is also where a very special event occurs in PHOENIX.”

I loved these scenes! And if you want to know more about the characters and other cool things about the books, follow the tour schedule (HERE) because we reveal something different everyday! And without further ado, here is the awesome giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for dropping by and huge, huge gratitude and love to Elizabeth for making this possible!

 About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist, who spent her early career reviewing videogames before making the bold (or crazy) move into travel writing, despite suffering from terrible travel sickness.

In her spare time, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls, where she got to interview many of her favourite bands, go to gigs and basically blag loads of free swag all in the name of ‘research’.

Elizabeth lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her husband. Black City is her debut novel.
Fun facts

- She's an identical twin. (No, they don’t have psychic powers, and yes she is the evil one.)
- She's a little bit in love with Daniel Radcliffe.
- Her favourite book of all time is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
- Her second favourite book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- Her third favourite is Harry…oh, you get the idea.
- Her ambition is to see 10 volcanoes before she dies. She's already seen Stromboli, Vesuvius and Mt Etna. Just 7 more to go!

Black City (Black City #1)
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Chapters Indigo
Indie Bound

Phoenix (Black City #2)
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Chapters Indigo
Indie Bound


  1. I just finished Phoenix earlier and had a blast with it! It was.. Wow! I need the next book badly :(

    Great guest post! love seeing the bridge where everything started.

  2. I loved Black City and I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Phoenix!
    It's pretty awesome that you've seen 3 volcanoes! I'd love to be able to do that!

  3. Thank you.. I'm so excited with your book...
    an thanks for making the giveaway international :)

  4. I've heard so much about your book~ just never got to it~ I'm sure to read Black city in my near future!


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