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A New Year and new opportunities.

Today sometimes feels like the hangover of a big year-long party.  There's a mess to clean up while we think about the next big event-New Years.  The older we get, more and more we're stunned at how fast time flies by and usually, we lament on the changes that have occurred over the last twelve months. 
 Be easy on yourselves. Life is a rough sport.  If you didn't do anything you set out to do the last year, well here comes a whole new opportunity to give those goals another shot. 
  I will be sitting down to finish book two of Children of the Horse.  It will focus on the village and cover some of the love story of Raven Eye and Bird Song while we watch the love of Snow Fire and Bear Talker continue to grow.   Hopefully, we will see the publishing of Seducing his Senator, a fast and very hot western contemporary.  By the end of the year I should also be starting on pages of some sort of sequel to Josey's Mountain. 
  These are the goals--let's see how much I can…

My daughter and Rice Krispies Cereal. Wow.

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My seven year-old daughter is a fussy eater.  Really, a cute little pain in the butt when it comes to her food.  Not interested in the big ham and egg feast I made this morning she pouted in the kitchen until she saw the box of cereal meant for the marshmallow treats.  I pour her a small bowl because I didn't expect she'd eat it being such a picky person.  
 I give her the bowl...she brings it back to me staring at it with this perplexed look on her face.  I sigh.
"What's wrong now?"
"Mommy, it's making a fizzing noise, and jumping around in my bowl.  What's wrong with it?"
It didn't register in my mind at first but when it did, I howled with laughter. 
"That's what that cereal does...snap crackle and pop."   I am crying because I forgotten that at her age how could she know this?
She gives me this look like...WOW!!!!   Ate the whole damn bowl. 

Don't forget that life is all about the simple joys, the small discover…

I lost a Christmas present

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Writers are typically insane.  This time of the year just brings it out in spades.  I have a costly gift for my son that I hid so well that now I can't find it.  I've torn up everything, the closet, under the bed, behind the dresser.   I've been known to do this with money too.  I think in my last life I must have lived in a castle because I seem to hide my treasures behind art work, inside books etc etc.... But where the hell did I put this gift? 

Is this a mom thing, a me thing or a creative mind out of control thing? 

Meanwhile, Children of the Horse is going to be avail in print in a few days. I'm glad my work is all on Amazon, because then I can't lose it.

  I hope I find that gift before Christmas.  Ah, maybe by next Christmas?

Happy Release day!!! Excerpt from Children of the Horse

Bear Talker turned her away from the horses to carry her to the water then hesitated. “Do you want me to remove your shift?” Again, her face flushed. She wasn’t sure if this man had ever seen her naked, but she wasn’t ready for that now. His face was so close to hers she could feel his breath on her skin. “Nay, leave it be,” she replied in a slight quiver. Bear Talker shrugged a shoulder as he waded in.
Erin noticed that in the little cove where he had taken them, they were surrounded by tiny pods of Cat-tails. The silk broke free from broken pods and floated like tiny dancers, swaying and lifting with the breeze before gently landing on the surface of the water. Becoming immersed in the beauty around her she momentarily forgot about her anxiety and sorrow. She continued to become fascinated by the pods that surfed both the air and the water, and wondered if she had seen this before with snowflakes. She sighed. Wherever she was, and with whom, she could not say, however she couldn’t im…

Children of the Horse Snow Fire's Journey AVAIL on DEC 12th

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Here it comes folks, part one in the two book series!!!! SQUEEEE find it on Amazon or CreateSpace

I think a Josey's Mountain or One Hundred Horses Coffee Mug means I've made it.

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When you are blessed with a cool, innovated publisher like Solstice, occasionally they come up with some clever ideas.  Mine made Mugs with our books on them.  I love it.  Just don't tell the boss that my mug will often have more whiskey than coffee.   Depending on what kind of mood I'm in.  I'll really know Solstice loves me when they make me my own beer mug.  For now, this will do.  If you want to join me every morning with a cup of coffee you can order your mug at www.Solsticepublishing.com Tell them you're on the look out for Elle Marlow shot glasses too.  Oh they'll know, they'll know....

Tis' the season of Where Did I Put That? Fa la la la la la la la la

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You’re probably thinking that I’ve gone off the deep end with this blog post.But you’ll see exactly what I mean in the next few days as you try and wrap all those Black Friday deals. And if you’re one of those super organized women with all your wrapping materials neatly stored in a plastic container, you have no idea the fun you’re depriving yourself of.  Plus, the rest of the world hates you.  Just sayin' “Frank!I can’t find the scissors!” “I think Suzy has them in her room.All her Barbies have mohawks.” “Frank!”Where the hell is the tape!” “I used it to fix that leak under the faucet.I think it ended up in Suzy’s room she couldn’t find clothes for Barbie so she wrapped up her privates with it.” “FRANK!” where is the gift wrap and the damn bows?” “Oh is that what that was?I don’t remember.Ask Suzy.” “FRANK, I found the tape, the scissors and the gift wrap but now I can’t find a pen to sign the packages” “Suzy was drawing a new face on Barbie she might now, ask her.”

"Frank, t…

Butterball Turkey Butt Disease

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I'm not going to talk about food or food preparation on this eve of Thanksgiving. I figure we have enough of those so instead, I'm going to discuss a well known yet little talked about phenomenon that happens as soon as the weather shifts from summer to fall, crisping the air.

Butterball Turkey Butt Disease. 
Yes it is real.
Mainly affects women over the age of mid 2o's and with hips that measure out 36 inches and beyond.  Sometimes the male species will catch this disease but it doesn't seem to have the long lasting effects in the human male than his female counterpart.  

First step in contracting this ailment is to spend time outdoors.  You will notice the first symptom of this disease when someone decides to build a campfire to warm things up.  This disease gives off the perverse desire to stand around the campfire backwards.  As in, here is this beautiful fire and we are going to ignore it, pretend it isn't there by sticking out butts out at it and look aro…

When you're married to a cowboy

Make sure you use specific language.  For instance, last night at seven p.m. I came running out of the bedroom..."I just bought Dakota a ride-on Mustang for Christmas!  The thing is we have to go get it now!"  
 Hubby runs out the door fast.  I notice he is acting like he is going to hook up the horse trailer. 
"No! a Power Wheels Mustang!" 

 To a cowboy or at least for my husband who is just married to a horse crazy woman, everything has to do with horses.  But I am excited to see my daughter's face when she gets her Mustang.  Plus, it doesn't eat or drink.   Good horse.

Elle Marlow Crew Took Tombstone by Storm

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What a blast.  If you've never been, go.  Tombstone is everything they say and more.  I felt right at home on the boardwalks, the saloons and at the Bird Cage theater.  Can't wait to go back.   Next time, I'll take a stack of Josey's Mountain with me.  :)

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Happy release day to author Monica Garry-Allen Today is the release day for Christmas Confusion, a fun romantic comedy featuring a cast of unforgettable characters. ABOUT THE BOOK TITLE– Christmas Confusion
SERIES– Bailey’s Chaotic Life
AUTHOR– Monica Garry-Allen
GENRE – Chick lit, Romantic Comedy, New Adult
PUBLICATION DATE – November, 03, 2014
BOOK BLURB ~Bailey Cooper has fallen in love – sadly the man she’s in love with already has a man. Or so she thinks. Sounds complicated doesn’t it? ~ Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor Max Davis. Unfortunately for Bailey, Greg – Max’s lover is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn. She adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch. What is a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she’s in love with is in love with someone else? Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoid …

Number One in the U.K.

Happy day here at the Elite bar.   "The Shaman's Song" just went number one on Amazon U.K.

In other news, my Harlequin entry, "Seducing his Senator" waits for the results but I can finally say it is complete and pretty.


Welcome KC Sprayberry to the blog!

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The Call Chronicles 1: The Griswold Gang Elle Marlow invited me as a guest on her blog, to tell you about my newest release, a western. First off, I’d like to give you an idea what this book is all about.    The saga of the Call family begins when twins, Matt and Jason, return to their home to find their parents dead and the family homestead burned to the ground at the hands of the Griswold gang. They send word to older brothers, Hank, Adrian and Brian and along with aid from a dubious Pinkerton agent, the Calls set out on the arduous road to justice.
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Look what just arrived! The Fragrance samples for Josey's Mountain.  We are deciding which to use, and what the dates are for the Give A Way.  Stay tuned!    And as always, thank you Midnight Gypsy!

Get to know The Pin-Up Artist

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The Pin-Up Artist Interview
Authored by Elle Marlow

Elle, what is the Pin-Up Artist and why is it having such a strong debut?
The Pin-Up Artist created itself.Believe me, my normal genre is western or native romance.I love humor and I’m a big fan of Evanovich but I never saw myself writing a romantic/comedy/suspense.I loved how it turned out though and the reception has been amazing.
Didn’t you have other ideas for publishing this story?
Um, yes I did.It had been requested in full by Harlequin.I adore Harlequin and their staff, but I have marketing in my blood and I wanted The Pin-Up Artist available to ride on Josey’s Mountain coat tails.
Did it?
That’s the funny thing.No it didn’t.It’s creating its own fan base because of the vast difference between them.
What’s the story about?
It’s really cute.Our heroine, Ginger Garrett is a twenty something year old waitress who just walks out of divorce court and into her life.She is determined to stay single and hopefully, not screw up anymore.
The …
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Now Avail in Print!!!  Yipee!!

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Gratitude

I'm quickly approaching my one year anniversary where I decided to show the world my writing.  With the encouragement of friends and especially F.J. Thomas,  I entered into a world wide competition a story I wrote in just six weeks. 
 Since then, it feels like I'm on a rocket ship.  I just wanted to take a moment, to thank Solstice publishing, Harlequin publishing and all the fellow authors/readers for always being supportive and honest as I try and grow my craft. 

Thank you. xoxo
Solstice publishing is giving away a Kindle Fire!  Enter here to win!  Good luck, Elites! 

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Look what came in the mail today...beautiful KateMarie Collins sent me these cards for her novel,
Daughter of Hauk.   I love these!  Awesome cards KateMarie! 

My interview with reknowned author, LIzzy Stevens

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Welcome Crystal Vaughan to the Elite Blog!   Thank you for stopping by and telling us about your newest release,
Conspiracy Of Ravens


Ashland, Oregon – Chrystal Vaughan, author of paranormal horror novels Sideshow and Dead in the Water, has been contracted with Solstice Publishing for her latest work, Conspiracy of Ravens.  The latest in a series of pulse-pounding tales, Vaughan says its two predecessors are written in such a way that they can stand as individual stories, but still feed into each other, creating a fluid, overarching theme.  Yet this particular work stands apart in a very important way.

“This new book,” Vaughan states, “has an occult/paranormal theme, a serial killer, romance, and death...lots of death.

Set in Philadelphia, Conspiracy of Ravens focuses on the mysterious and opportunistic Catherine Meara, a.k.a. the “Raven Witch Killer,” and Philly Herald reporter Sophia Pascale, who has been assigned to interview the convicted murderer at the Philadelphia State Penit…
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Happy Release Day!   The Pin-Up Artist debuts today on Amazon!  This is a sexy and so much fun new romantic comedy.   

Ginger Garrett is the unlucky in love divorcee that swears off hot men in lieu of a judge's advice of staying away from the pretty ones;  pick something more solid.   She tries but here comes Court McClure!

Court is the fire Captain.  He's hot and dangerous.  He's coming on to her in a big way and Ginger can hardly keep her hands to herself. 

Ginger has other problems.  Like her crazy "Ma" for instance.  Crazy or not, Ma can't get over the sexy men down at the station.  Somehow with the help of her friend, Frieda Monroe, Eden winds up entangled with Gold Coast criminals. 

Now it's up to Court and Ginger to save her and save themselves.  You won't believe the antics, the sex and the one liners in this funny and hot read!

If you're visiting and have read one of my books, I'd love to hear from you.  Which book did you read and what did you think of it?   I'm all ears..(or eyes).
You won't want to miss your chance to win Josey's special fragrance designed by www.MidnightGypsy.com  Make sure you visit often for details!
Thank you readers!  Josey's Mountain just went #1 in the U.S. for Native American Literature.  Thank you!!
Get ready readers!  Josey's Mountain is gearing up to host the One Grand Sale Give A Way event.   You want to be a part of this one day event for a chance at an amazing give a way of exclusively designed Josey's Mountain swag.   Stay tuned! 

UPDATE we have surpassed a thousand in sales so we have to rename it the Too Good Two Grand Give a way.  :)
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Welcome Christy Newton to the Elite blog and thank you for sharing your Treasured series with us.
Christy Newton Books

More Than Treasure Series 
(Stolen Hearts Book 1, Something to Treasure Book 2, Treasured Hearts Book 3)
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Stolen Hearts Blurb

Jewels, deception and adventure...  Twenty-two year old, Cammie Adams knows one thing for sure... life isn't fair. She's still a wreck from the tragic loss of her parents seven years ago. Right after she gets her PI license she is not only robbed, but abducted, only to find her life was all a lie. When she finds her mother's diary she discovers she was only a pawn in her mother's dangerous game. Now she must get back what is rightfully hers from the man who murdered her mother.  Hot and mysterious Simon Fisher has really only loved one thing... jewels. This ex-jewel thief, now bodyguard, doesn't even know what hits him when he rescues Cammie as a favor to her father. Simon must protect her, but …

That's My Kind Of Night Josey's Mountain theme song!!!!! oohh yeah!

Josey's Mountain Trailer

Thank you readers,  Josey's Mountain is #2 in Native romance and #4 in Western romance.   Awesome!
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There is no greater joy as an author to see your books doing well or know that readers are enjoying them.  But I get a real big kick out the arguments over which of my heroes are the "Better Man"  Well this must have sparked something in Cade McCormick of POUR ME because this little novella has shot up in sales out of the blue.   Watch out Hawk Marlow and Dalton Stanton...Cade has something to prove.
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Welcome Jessica Walsh & Brianna Lawrence to the Elite Blog!   Thank you for sharing information about your book, Seeking The Story Teller. 
Seeking the Storyteller
By Jessica Walsh & Briana Lawrence

I know of the Storyteller, it whispers into the man’s ear, I’ve met him. If you promise not to kill me, I’ll take you to him.  Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are Hunters, part of a hidden network of humans who track and kill the monsters lurking in our world so everyone else can pretend they don’t exist. But when a living shadow mentions someone called the Storyteller, Alix hesitantly decides to learn more.  They say the Storyteller lives in a massive library full of books that tell every being’s life story. He can read these books, rewrite them and change anything he wants, even if it’s already happened. That’s the power Alix wants, the power to bring his murdered family back and he’s determined to make the Storyteller do it.  He just has to decide if working with the ver…

CRASH RELEASED ON SATURDAY, JULY 5th!

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CRASH (A racetrack romance short story) made it's debut onto Amazon.  A 25 page, 45 minute short romance perfect when you just don't have time to commit to full length novel.  99cents on Amazon.  Click here for a fast track to Crash.
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Top Brass just turned Top Seller.  Grab your copy over the holiday weekend for 1.99 Amazon
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Happy Birthday Crackerberries! We love your book, thank you for stopping by!

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The Elite Blog welcomes Crackerberries to our site to talk about her amazing new release, Blackhorse 2015 by Solstice Publishing. Thanks so much for having me. I’m kinda nervous, never done this before.

Welcome, Crackerberries. Please tell us all about your book. What inspired you and what are you hoping your readers will take away from it? Well I’ve been writing for years, always have wanted to be published. Just never took that gianormous step.
So far the reception on Josey's Mountain is beyond my expectations. There is something about that manuscript that I can't put my finger on. It just seems to breathe it's own air. I'm thrilled that readers feel it too.
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Sunday morning brunch wouldn't be complete without a spicy Bloody Mary. While the hubby is watching sports, you need a good drink and a good book.
Also, venture out and try a new author, an unknown. You can't imagine the thrill it is for writers to see a sale. Give them a try and sip often and sip slowly. Happy Sunday, Elites!
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Wow! 99 cents for this western drama! Look for it on Amazon!
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Elites! Tasha Taylor stopped by to let us know that her short, "French Connections" is now avail on Amazon for only 99 cents.
Josey's Mountain is now available in Print form.  For those of us that still love the smell of paper!  :)

https://www.createspace.com/4870922
Stay tuned for July 1st, when the Ellite blog has Crackerberres Anderson on board to discuss her latest novel, Blackhorse 2015 and she has to answer the dreaded Island question.   She also has the RED HOTS for our hero,  Hawk of Josey's Mountain.   BAD GIRL. 

See you July 1st!
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Josey's Mountain will be avail on Amazon/Barnes And Noble/ Smashwords.   For E reader or in Print.   Monday evening June 23  Yay!  Thank you for all the well wishes and for Emails.
Okay, found out today that Josey's is still with the proof reader so it will be a few more days.  Meanwhile I found this amazing review for Top Brass.  Thank you, Lisa!

I haven't read a book cover to cover in years, but I could not put TOP BRASS down! The buildup of these characters are so strong and vivid, and hot ... when they finally connect, it is like fireworks exploding! I want a sequel! I can't wait to read the rest of Elle Marlow's books! She's brilliant! Just BRILLIANT!!
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Have you seen the trailer for Josey's Mountain?   I love the music in this!!  We should be on sale very soon for this full length novel.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzknt1S-8OQ
Hooray!  The Shaman's Song hits Best Seller in westerns in the U.K. and the U.S. 
  Does this make me "International Best Selling Author?"  Well,  maybe.    Right now I'm just
excited to be able to do what I love.  Thank you, Readers.

Top Brass is avail now on KIndle. Did it just get hot in here?

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Check out Elle Marlow's newest release.  It's hot and it's funny.  You will love Dalton and Dixie and the staff of Top Brass.

Josey's Mountain coming soon!!!

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First round edits are done and the cover is revealed!  Josey's Mountain is my first full length novel being offered for print and E readers.   I have to toot my own horn, this is a great book!   Look for it!




Look for these great romances by Elle Marlow

May 10  "Tawdry & Temptation"  two romances under one book.  2.99 Amazon

May 2     "The Shaman's Song" the timeless love of Panther and Avery Wherever you buy for your E reader and avail in print on Amazon

May 1st  "One Hundred Horses" The warm message of the value of love with Grey Fox and Sarah.  Amazon Barnes and Noble Smashwords and in Print on Amazon

April 30  "Pour Me"  The fun and crazy antics of Carly and Cade with Little Danni wanting a new mom.   Reader favorite.    Wherever you buy for your E reader.
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Today on our Ellite Blog, we have author Olivia Gracey.   Olivia is a debut author with her newest release from Solstice Publishing. 
The Allow Factor. 

Thank you for joining us here today, Olivia.  

1.  How old were you when you started writing and when did you decide to take it serious?
I started writing at a very early age. I was always creating stories and characters out of my dolls. I began in junior high writing poems, short stories and songs. I was in my thirties when I decided I would write a novel. When I penned my first one I was hooked. Creating a story and a believable fictitious life became an obsession. It was all I wanted to do. I knew my purpose in this life had finally found me. But when my manuscript was finished and my beautiful piece was turned down time after time for publication, I became disheartened and set the dream aside. A few years later and a lot of encouragement I picked back up the dream with a new idea for a new book, “The Allow Factor.” My goal was set …
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This is exciting stuff.   Do you love the old west?  This is about as good as it gets.  Two romances in one.  The Gambler's Passion and The Dust Garden.  This really is romancing the west Elle Marlow style!

Avail Mother's Day weekend on Amazon for your Kindle.

Woo hoo..... The Shaman's Song is avail now for just 99c on Amazon!!!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shamans-Song-Elle-Marlow-ebook/dp/B00JW1WLLY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398387815&sr=8-1&keywords=The+shaman%27s+song+elle+marlow


One Hundred Horses
Pour Me
The Gambler's Passion will be back avail for sale after May first.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Welcome author C.A. Szarek to Ellite! 
Chrissy is a very talented author with the ability to write different genres.  Her latest, The Tartan Mp3 Player is already out and doing fantastic!  I am very honored and humbled that she took the time to stop in and say hello.



1. How old were you when you wrote your first story and when did you decide to take writing seriously?
I have always been a writer. So I was very young when I started. I think I told stories before I actually wrote them down, too. It’s destiny for me, I think. But when I wrote what I could call a novel/story I was 14. It WILL NEVER see the light of day, but it was about a 14 year old girl (obvi I didn’t think outside the box) finding a dragon egg in the woods. LOL. It was full of magic and first kisses, too. Romance was ALWAYS a part of anything I wrote, even as a kid.
I didn’t “get serious” about writing until a few years ago. I never STOPPED writing, but decided to pursue publication and joined RWA, and my chapter NTRWA …
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This is so exciting!  Thank you readers for making One Hundred Horses a best seller in two categories on U.S. Amazon!  We have set the bar high and I'm thrilled!
  In the next few weeks The Shaman's Song will be released.  Wouldn't it be amazing to see both books side by side on the best seller's list?  DREAM COME TRUE!
If you would like to be a part of a mailing list that will include updates, sneak peeks into projects, give-aways and a chance for ARC reviews by me and other authors please leave an email in the comments section and I will add you the the Ell-ite force.
One Hundred Horses ranked #98 today in Historical Fiction on Amazon. Woo hoo...my first best seller!   It also ranks #42 in Hot new releases! 

Thank you Laura Johnson and Madison Conners of Front Porch Romance.

Don't miss "The Shaman's Song" releasing this spring with Solstice Horizons!

Jenn Avery review of One Hundred Horses

Jenn Avery - Romance Lover: Book Review - One Hundred Horses by Elle Marlow: Buy at Amazon ABOUT THE BOOK Grey Fox grew up listening to tales about a love so passionate and rare that it has become worth more...
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Welcome to the Ell-ite blog debut author F.J. Thomas. 

I have known this pretty lady for a few years over the internet.  F.J. is kind, compassionate and funny.  She knows her way around a horse and the pen and paper.   She has a new release "Lost Betrayal" with Solstice Publishing.   I think you will fall in love with her as much as I have.   Here's the interview;
Frances Jewel Filson-Thomas
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Frances Jewel Filson-Thomas qheventer@yahoo.com Please tell us about yourself, where are you from,  and a little about your family. I originally grew up in Nashville but have lived the last ten years in east Tennessee on our small horse farm, Fairweather Farm. I’m married to my husband, Steve, and have three step children who are all in the Army. I work full time in the healthcare industry writing healthcare appeals to pay the feed bill but I’m really a lost cause horse geek at heart. I judge horse shows, train, and compete in anything from barrel racing and cattle so…