Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Last Laugh. "Can you please identify your turkey?" Win a book!

Happy Tuesday.  My husband calls me often from his office and for some reason, today he brings up an age old debate that has gone on for several years in our house.   The Frozen Turkey dilemma.  Well, I figured I'd bring the debate to my readers and get your opinion on who was right and wrong. 

We were driving home and spot a large white object in the road.  I get out and pick up a fully frozen, still wrapped Butterball turkey.  A big sucker and pricey too.  I get in the car with this thing, giggling because its not every day you find your road kill already cleaned, packaged and ready to eat. Hubby looks at this bird and enthusiastically declares that he doesn't have to go buy us one for Thanksgiving now. 

Like hell.  I'm NOT  chancing cooking a turkey that I  have no idea where it came from, how it got in the road etc, etc...  oh, we playfully argue over this for some time.  He insist it fell out of a car or truck or some poor soul put it on a roof like a forgotten can of soda and in their holiday haste, the bird took it's last flight. Makes sense, but how do we KNOW this?  I just flat refused to cook it.  

The kids suggested a wanted poster on the mailboxes..."Hey, did you lose your meal and can you please call and describe?"  Yeah, no. I refused that too although in retrospect maybe whomever lost their turkey would have appreciated the effort. 

So, who's side are you on?  Hubby or me?  Respond in the comments and one person will be randomly chosen to receive a free PDF electronic copy of one of my books. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Elle.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cyber Monday Deals for Elle Marlow Books.

The holidays are sneaky aren't they?  Suddenly we find ourselves smack dab in the thick of things.  For Cyber Monday,  Seducing His Senator will be FREE and my new release, Where Have All The Cowboys Gone will be 1.99.  Have fun and stay warm and safe!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

UK! You made One Hundred Horses number one in Native Literature. Thank You.

Thank you so much!  One Hundred Horses now gets to join Josey's Mountain and Children of the Horse as an official number one best seller.     *they brag to each other *   

Here's a bit of backstory about this novel. 
I wrote it  over sixteen years ago while most of my babies were very small.  It  was sent off to Lovespell   the old fashioned snail mail way and I waited a year but eventually got the rejection. 
 Fast forward to  2013 and with the encouragement of author, F.J. Thomas and the help of Solstice Publishing, not to forget Gina Hagetorn and the girls of the Flash group,  I cleaned up a few  things and it became published.  

So happy for Grey Fox and the woman who healed his heart, Sarah Cashion. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

This Holiday Season All I Really Need Is You.

You know, with all that's going on in our world, I'm not much in the mood to talk about books.  Instead, let's do this.  Let's use the events over the past several days to inspire and motivate us to really get pro active with our families, our loved ones.  Make a point not to just say, "I Love You," but also WHY you love them.  Point out what makes you proud, what brings you joy.  We cannot erase history but we can learn from it.  We can stand tall and look evil in the eye and we can love. 

I'm not here to debate Thanksgiving and what it means for all Americans, except now maybe we shouldn't dwell on semantics of the holiday and instead focus on the power of gratitude.  Be thankful, be grateful. There is always something you can be thankful for even in the worst of times.  Believe it or not, the moment you acknowledge this, you become stronger inside. 

Since many of us are shopping for turkeys and checking out the sales ads, stop, look around, hug your loved extra and tell them,  "All I really need is you."  

And because I am Team Jesus,  God Bless.  Don't be offended, it's just my way of showing I care.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Release Day!!

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone is officially up and for sale on Amazon!  Woot Woot!
This is a sister novel to Josey's Mountain but is absolutely a stand alone novel.  High emotions, deep in conflict and passion.  I'm so excited to share this story with you.

"She used me for my money and I used every damned bottle in Ft. Davis."

Heir to a Texas dynasty, rancher Hayden Courtland has everything except children. He'd planned on having that family with his beautiful Navajo wife, but she crushed his dreams to chase hers in Hollywood. There's not enough whiskey in Texas to numb the pain, especially when she walks through his door...

Actress Alana Marlow desperately wants to right a terrible wrong. But she's haunted by the past and targeted by one man's obsession. She'll have to fight them both if she wants to win back her Cowboy's trust and protect the one thing he always wanted

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Cover Reveal and Title Change

 I'm a little giddy. Today I get to reveal the cover and new title for my latest release.  This will be avail the week of 11/9 on Amazon.   A sister novel to the wildly popular Josey's Mountain, "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" continues on the with the Marlow family saga.   

 
Heir to a Texas dynasty, rancher Hayden Courtland has everything except children. He'd planned on having that family with his beautiful Navajo wife, but she crushed his dreams to chase hers in Hollywood. There's not enough whiskey in Texas to numb the pain, especially when she walks through his door...
Actress Alana Marlow desperately wants to right a terrible wrong. But she's haunted by the past and targeted by one man's obsession. She'll have to fight them both if she wants to win back her Cowboy's trust and protect the one thing he always wanted.
"Incredible read. Full of passion and angst. I either held my breath or cried. The way Elle Marlow develops characters, I'd swear they were living next door. I think this one might be my favorite." Jacci

Monday, November 2, 2015

You're taller than me...happy now?

I have the BEST friends/family/readers in the world.  I really do.  Thank you for the tons of messages offering condolences for my recent rejection by my now ex boyfriend, Harley Quinn.  Several of you who've read the manuscript made a similar observation that got me to thinking...

"Elle, maybe you were rejected because your stuff is too gritty and real."

HMMPH.  Psssh. Nah, huh?  Really? Damn.
Okay, okay, don’t worry, I definitely didn’t invite you to my blog so I can cry about  the rejection. I mean, that’s not even news, is it? A writer sends something to a fancy publisher and they send it back. Thanks but no thanks. Happens every day, why get all worked up over it?

But we do get worked up. Why?

It kind of reminds me of when people go swimming in the ocean and they get all upset when one of them get swallowed by a shark. "Hey, what’s that shark doing in Florida?" Or, when hikers attempt to enjoy their Sunday on a mountain and then get pissy when a rattlesnake crosses their path. "Don’t they know this is a designated hiking area? The signs are posted everywhere!"

I don’t get it. Let me tell you this about romance. It’s not a fairytale. Fairytales were written the way they were and then given the label of fairytale. Translation; it shouldn’t be believed.

Folks, the real heroes in life snore, shout, work hard and get dirty, burp, and itch themselves. They stand up to you when you’re being a brat, and aren’t afraid to leave you at home for the weekend while they go fishing.

"But Elle…"

"NO,  I'm serous, no buts."

<--I don't know who made this, but I love it, thank you.


Life will never be sunshine and puppies all the time. Life is messy, it’s hard, its gets a kick out of raining on your event that you planned all year, even when you live in one of the driest climates on the planet. That’s what life does.

Do you want a real romance? Then know right now in my books, it's going to be messy as hell. Understand what you’re getting into. If the dude is gorgeous, says everything you want to hear, and in general never challenges a damn thing you say, then RUN sister. RUN as fast as you can to the nearest Disney store because an Elle Marlow Knight in Shining Armor might show up on his white horse except,that horse is probably crapping in your yard, you just don’t see it because you’re too busy looking into Dreamy’s eyes.  I'll tell you about it and then we will work together to appreciate the fragrance of horse shit.
So my point is, if you’re looking for a fairytale, don’t read an Elle Marlow book. They suck. They are too gritty and real. The men have been known to drink too much, snore, throw things, go fishing, forget holidays. They also love passionately and with everything they have, and are likely to give you the shirt off their backeven though that shirt might be covered in concrete dust or dirt from being at work all day.


So, to recap; Don’t go swimming in the ocean if you don’t want to see a shark, don’t go frolicking in the desert if you’re afraid of snakes and DON’T buy one of my books if you’re looking for a fairy tale.   

Ah, I feel so much better now.  And sure, I'll sub to a big dog again someday.  But for now that manuscript is being worked over and will be on Amazon very soon.  All gritty and...stuff.    Until next time, Elle. 

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