Monday, September 28, 2015

A new book is like flying a kite.

When's the last time you tried to fly a kite? You either stand there and wait for the wind, or you run like hell hoping you'll catch a draft so you can watch this simple thing soar in the sky.  That's sort of  the way I think about the launch of a new book.  Some authors spend months, years even to churn out  the perfect work of literature and  then when its time to fly, they just stand there.  Some authors can't wait for the serendipitous wind and they run until the air sears in their lungs hoping to hit the best seller status within days. 
  I guess I'm the second person.  I'll promote until my fingers bleed and get discouraged when my kite fails to take off.    Yes, I get discouraged, but I'm a fighter. 
  I recently had a conversation with an author contracted by one of the big six publishers. Now you'd  think that it meant automatic sales. Nope. She works very hard doing the same things I do and getting about the same results.  It doesn't matter who  you are, who you're published with. It all boils down to you, a good book and grit.
 So run baby run. Catch that wind.
  And maybe... you'll get some help from your community, friends and co authors.   and your work will fly.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Release Day! My Rom Com Novella, High on the Mountain is avail now.

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Woo hoo!  Here we go!  Take your journey to small town Alaska and right into the romantic antics of Trooper Missy Monroe and the town hunk, Pepper Lawson!

Monday, September 21, 2015

So You Think You Can Write Harlequins contest.

Good Monday morning, readers and sisters and brothers of the pen.

Today is the last day for us hearty souls to enter Harlequins writing contest.  This is a big deal.  A two book contract with the leading publisher in romance.
  I wondered about entering this year, but knew I wouldn't want to miss out.   What an opportunity to get work in front of an editor.  But I realized the real prize may not be the actual contract.  The real prize is the attempt. Why? Because in my effort to make my manuscript shine to the best of my ability, I've learned a few more things about my craft.  I can see growth, and feel  a new understanding for the art.  Something I will carry with me in all future manuscripts.  For that alone, it's worth it. 
Good luck to all the authors, I'm cheering for us all.  October  7 is going to take forever to get here! 
Cheers!  Elle Click to read my entry, Protecting the Cowboy's Baby    
P.S.  I've started a chat about this topic on the Club CafĂ© community on Wattpad. Join me and other hopefuls there. Let's support one another. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cover Reveal!

 High on the Mountain received the cover  today.  This hilarious new romantic comedy will have you wanting to move to Alaska and find your own High.

Blurb:
The animals aren't the only thing wild in Alaska...
Missy Monroe and Pepper Lawson have a problem. She traded his engagement ring for a badge. She might patrol the town, but Pepper’s wealth and charm rules it. So when wildlife begins to disrupt the quirky residents of Timber Valley, Missy thinks there’s more to it than hungry bears in search of baked goods. Their trail of bakery crumbs lead her straight to Pepper’s Christmas Tree Farm and right into his arms. She always wanted to cuff the manbut not arrest him.


To get close, to find the answers, Missy might have to get High on the Mountain.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

High on the Mountain a new hilarious novella coming soon!

When a reader tells you it's so funny, they farted...damn, but that's a good review. Another said; "This is like Northern Exposure on Viagra and Steroids. The sex was hot/quirky and the plot err the POT was amazing."
Missy Monroe and Pepper Lawson have a problem. She traded his engagement ring for a badge. She might patrol the town, but Pepper’s wealth and charm rules it. So when wildlife begins to disrupt the quirky residents of Timber Valley, Missy thinks there’s mor...e to it than hungry bears in search of baked goods. Their trail of bread crumbs lead her straight to Pepper’s Christmas Tree Farm and right into his arms.
The animals aren't the only thing getting wild in Timber Valley.

To get close, to find the answers. Missy might have to get High on the Mountain.
Avail in the fall of 2015 on Amazon

 
The Elite blog is excited for our friend and author, Susanne Matthews. Her fabulous book, Echoes of the Past received a new look and has been re-released on Amazon. This is an exciting novel featuring a Native heroine.  The blurb is below and the book is avail on Amazon.

 
Born Mohawk, raised white, forensic pathologist, Michelle Thomas is trapped between two worlds—this one and the spirit world where the ghosts of those who’ve drowned speak to her. Haunted by crippling nightmares of her own drowning death and erotic dreams of a phantom lover, she strives to make sense of her life. When two suspicious deaths occur at the Lake of the Mountain Resort, she’s sent to investigate. She’ll face the greatest challenge of her career when her past and her present collide. One of these men is her future, but which one—the rich and powerful Mayor Ron Davies, or Tony Steele, the hydrology professor who may be responsible for his students’ deaths? Charged by the spirits of her Mohawk ancestors to atone for her previous sins by protecting Lake of the Gods, can Michelle solve the murders, save the sacred waters, and fulfil her destiny? 

Original Release Date July 11, 2014; Re-released, September 3, 2015

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