Thursday, December 29, 2016

Its Cover Reveal Day!

The revisions are complete, and the story has been polished.  Come aboard the Black Raven and fall in love with Steffan and Bianca.  Clean Reads Publishing delivered this beautiful cover and this title will be available the end of Jan/early Feb.    Yo Ho!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Josey Mountain fans! Here's your chance to vote.

Are you one of the thousands of readers that thought Josey's Mountain should make it to the screen?  Here's your chance to rate and comment on the story.  Tell Greenlight Pix your thoughts! Click Here

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Vote for Solstice Publishing's Author Of The Year VOTE and win prizes.

Solstice Publishing is looking for your votes for your favorite author.  When you vote, you are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes. 

I'd love to have your votes!  You can enter here Click HERE Click HERE

Thank you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#BlackFriday #FREE My classic best selling romance, One Hundred Horses

Thank you readers for a fantastic 2016.  Never before has One Hundred Horses been free, but on Black Friday, make sure you get your copy. 
Click HERE for a FREE Ebook copy of One Hundred Horses Black Friday ONLY

Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas for your Kindle several great reads.

My coyote/shepherd dog, Star and I
I know this Christmas blog is early, considering that you haven't even put your turkey in the oven yet for Thanksgiving, but this year I think it's extremely important to bring forth the holiday cheer early.  With so many in turmoil, in doubt and in need of that special joy that we strive for during this most precious of seasons, I decided that I'm starting now.
This year it is my hope that no matter where you are, what you're doing, or even what faith you have chosen, that you allow yourself time this holiday to heal, to breathe, to forgive and to love.  We can't keep going at this crazy pace, feeling so much anxiety and stress before we just crumble.  And since we don't want that for ourselves or for others, lets just get on with being happy. 

I'm going to talk about several recommended stories you can download for your E reader that I feel are perfect escapes for those of us needing an extra dose of laughs, love and escapism.

The first is from Solstice Publishing. 

A Winter Holiday is a collection from many best selling authors and promising up and comers, that truly capture the joy of the holidays and earned togetherness.  I love this collection.

There are two short contemporary western romances that are perfect when you need to entertain yourself during appointments or after dinner.  These are short, sweet and take you to the ranch.

Third, is one of my favorite stories when I need to really find a laugh.  It's definitely more in line with Santa's naughty list, but there is a lot of sweet here too. 

This bear is named Cupcake.  You'll need to read this novella to find out why, but he gets Alaska State Trooper, Missy Monroe in lots of trouble of the hot kind, with town scamp, Pepper Lawson.

Again, if you have any family stories you'd like to share on my blog, feel free to do so.  I would absolutely love to read YOUR stories of the BEST time of the year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Turkey Pot Pies.

My husband, god love him, struggles with the holidays every year.  He gets pretty testy if the kids who have moved out, don't make an effort to see us on the major holidays.  Well, I was kind of hoping this year would be different, but it is not to be.

Upset upon learning that a few kids might not be able to get together at least for desert, he starts grumbling in the store.  Instead of buying the turkey, stuffing and all the trim, he insist we just buy turkey pot pies and call it a day.


Here we go again.

There's something about Thanksgiving that brings out the crazy in my family.  Once, we found a packaged frozen turkey in the middle of our residential street.  I wanted to put up a poster, with something along the lines of;  "Hey, can you identify your turkey?" and give it back.  My husband said, "Finders keepers," and wanted me to cook it. 

I didn't.  How do I know someone didn't inject something weird into that bird? 

I would LOVE to hear your turkey stories.  Leave them in the comments and I'll read them to my grouchy husband and maybe we can turn ours around. LOL

Monday, October 31, 2016

This is Halloween! Find treats at Elite's Blog and tour our haunted house!

Happy Halloween
Readers know that Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday.  At my house, we go all out in a big way.  Walk through my family's haunted house and then check out this list of reading recommendations given to me by the guest. 
Is there anything more fun then losing yourself inside another world? Haunted houses are like books, you step in and forget the real world is just outside.  Walk through my family's haunt, and for more thrills check out the following books offered by my guest who told me about their favorite spooky reads.

Enter Elite's Haunted House if you dare. Click HERE 

Lisa suggest this spooky but quite funny Erotica read for Halloween

Ghost Bangers-When he's wanted, Dead or Alive 

Kris recommends this anthology for a series of hair raising night time reads

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Click HERE  I checked, and it seems there are several volumes
to this anthology, so scroll on Amazon to find them all.  

Creepo the Clown an escaped inmate at Sheriff Joe's County Jail.

Have fun tonight folks, and above all, stay safe!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Elite Blog welcomes Author, Stephanie Hurt and her new book, Tuscany.

Hello, Stephanie.  Thank you for visiting the Elite blog.  Your new book, Tuscany has really piqued our interest and we'd like to know more about this exciting new title. Can you tell us how you got the idea behind it? 

The idea for Tuscany came to me one morning as I was brainstorming on
another book. I was looking at pictures for a cover and several
pictures of Tuscany popped up. Then my writer brain went into
overdrive. The story came in like a tidal wave, causing me to push
aside of my other works in progress.
Since there were several stories about vineyards, I decided to focus
on the olive oil industry. So, I researched the industry in Italy,
specifically the Tuscan region and the story unfolded. I immediately
fell in love with the characters and their love for the land. One of
my favorite parts of the writing was the journal, which is a key
element in the story. I actually wrote it just like a journal, then
input in different parts of the book as needed.
This book was a work of love and now it has me dreaming of going to Tuscany! 

Here's the blurb for the book.  What a great opening!

Lana Daniels, a simple girl from Georgia, inherits an olive farm in Tuscany, turning her world upside down. She only has three months to decide whether to stay in Italy or sell her grandmother’s legacy. To make things even more interesting, she meets Romeo Russo, the farm’s foreman, and the most handsome and infuriating man she’s ever met. Together, they’re like oil and water. When strange disasters begin happening on the farm, the two have to work together to solve the mystery. Can they find common ground in all the chaos? As the deadline draws near, what will Lana choose to do?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Christmas On the Ranch short collection available now.

These are two sweet thirty minute reads sold separately.  Grab a cup of something sweet and warm and spend some time on the ranch. Experience falling in love with the cowboys and their ladies who are looking for their happy ever-after amongst the pines and the horses.  

Monday, October 3, 2016

Writer's block and new projects

                                                          Writer's Block.  I has it.
 Well, sometimes I do, and I've been given great advice by writers who've done this much longer than I have.  Usually, they tell me to take a walk, take a shower or just get outside and refresh.  All good advice and has worked well in the past.  However, another way that I think works wonders, is to just start another project.  Go someplace entirely new and different with your keyboard.  It's amazing how shaking up your imagination by heading someplace else with your writing will stir up new ideas for the old.

Sometimes, those secondary projects will turn out some great stuff.  Write about anything, anywhere.  It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to get you thinking differently and out of the box. 

I did this recently, and now have a sequel to Christmas at Wild Horse Ranch.  Pretty soon, you'll see Christmas and Wild Fire Ranch hit Amazon and all because I wasn't able to mentally get focused on my primary project. 

How do you get through writer's block?  I would love to hear your remedy.  Until then, have a blessed day and write on!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Children Of the Horse, Many Faces. The final story of Snow Fire's Journey.

I thought I'd share the blurb with you and let you know the story is shaping up nicely.  Expect to see this final story on Amazon by late December.  Thank you all for taking this journey with me. 

Children of the Horse; Many Faces

The final story of Snow Fire’s Journey

By Elle Marlow

After the disappearance of his wife and child, Bear Talker’s spirit shatters as he begins the trek north to reunite his people with Raven Eye and the rest of the band.

Erin, (Snow Fire) believes she’s been taken too far for her husband to rescue her.  Desperate for her child’s safety, she surrenders to the soldiers. With them, she encounters ridicule, abuse and the unexpected affections of an army officer. 

Torn between duty and love, Douglas Wilder struggles with the decision to turn Erin over to the authorities for the murder of Liam Kern. That is, until he encounters an imposing Cheyenne chief whom claims responsibility not only for the murder, but also for the woman and child. All three will sacrifice what they hold dear in the ultimate display of love.

The journey of life will test even the bravest of souls, but the journey of the heart is the only worth taking.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Desk Report

So much to share with you today.  First, the big news; I've signed with Clean Reads Publishing.  So excited.  Clean Reads has the rights to The Black Raven, White Dove, my pirate inspy romance.   We are going to make a good story great and re-publish something I think you are truly going to enjoy.  Look for a cover reveal soon. :)

Secondly, I know all my Children Of The Horse series fans are wondering when the last in the series, "Many Faces" will be available.  I'm working on it and am hoping the final leg of Snow Fire's Journey will be out by Christmas.  I truly want Erin and Bear Talker's  story to end in a deep and meaningful way.  

Thirdly, Yellow Rock, my latest release is doing very well and is now out in print.  Ah, nothing like the smell of a real book. :) 

Hope all is well in your world, talk soon,  Elle.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The behind the scenes story of Yellow Rock

Yay!  We made it!   Yellow Rock is live.  But I bet you didn't know there's another story, the story behind the story.

 My dad was a prospector.  Oh, he was many things, he owned  sign company, his father was the famous magician, The Great Fontaine, so he was a magician as well.  He was a helluva guitarist.  But the thing that seemed the most unique was he was a gold miner. 
  Guess who had to hike all over the desert with her dad, helping to carry all that equipment?  In Yellow Rock, Dutch has 'Fatty' the mule.  My dad had me.  Sigh.  And we lived in Yuma, Az.  It was HOT.  LOL.

 I have many, many fond memories of digging for gold with dad.  Once I sat on a boulder full of scorpions.  (should have put that in the book)  and another time, I found his biggest nugget.  I was eight, and on a rock, just so we wouldn't lose the spot, I wrote; Kelly's MIND.  I had typo's even at eight years old. 

Anyway, I really enjoyed writing about Dutch, and reliving my childhood days hiking up the rocks, getting dusty and dirty, and...well, I wish I could find that rock.  It is somewhere near the AZ/California border. 

I hope you all enjoy Yellow Rock and read how Willow tries to find her own 'MIND'  ~Elle 

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Cover Reveal Time!

Oh how I love Willow and Dutch.  Their love story will grab you and never let go.
Look for this title August 19th on Amazon!

After her plantation burns to the ground by the hands of her Confederate father, Willow is then forced to escape Georgia aboard a wagon train heading west. When the Apaches attack the wagons, capturing and brutalizing her, Willow’s mind tries to cope by escaping reality.

 As her mind slips her from the present back into the past, confusing the Indians for Yankees. Willow no longer knows her enemies as the Apaches tie her to a tree as a gift for a man they call Yellow Rock.  

Dutch knows a trap when he sees one. The crazy woman whistling Dixie up on that cliff means only one thing; the Apaches want him to take her instead of the gold from their sacred mountain.  And even though Dutch has plans for that gold, and secrets that the beautiful woman might not accept, his heart and the Apaches threaten to ruin all of it.

They call her crazy.  But he knows the truth and he’s going to do something about it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Follow this blog and win a chance at swag from legendary Tombstone.

We are celebrating the release of Tainted Doves Trilogy, and anyone who follows this blog between July 15 through Sept 1st.  Will be entered for all kinds of great prizes straight from Tombstone.  Good luck!  

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy Release Day!!!! Tainted Doves Triology.

We are large and in charge.  Tainted Doves Trilogy featuring Whiskey's Women, The Dust Garden, and The Gambler's Passion is live on Amazon and avail for print early August.  If you love real authentic westerns in actual locale, if you don't mind your women wild and unbranded, this is a must read.  Very excited, and thankful to Solstice Publishing for the joint efforts to make this book possible. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Votes are counted tomorow for my Wattpad #OnceUponNow entry.

Yay!  The time is almost upon us.  I would be very appreciative if you'd give my entry
The Prince, the Frog and the Waitress your consideration.  Become a Wattpad subscriber, then vote on all the parts of the story by clicking on the star in the upper right corner. 

Thank you!  Here's the link.  Top ten gain a publishing contract with the giant, Simon and Schuster.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Amazon Best Selling Author Siren Allen visits the Elite Blog.

Look who stopped by to tell us of her new book, Her Alien Protector.  Siren Allen! 

We can't wait to dive into this one !
Her Alien Protector is a steamy Sci-Fi Romance featuring an alpha female and a dominant male? Who will end up on top?

~Her Alien Protector Blurb~
Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.
So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, she wouldn’t allow herself to fall for him, to trust him. Inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.
They called him The Destroyer.
Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. However, a prisoner he was not. The only reason he’d allowed himself to be captured was so he could claim his mate, Lark Valdese.
That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking inside of him may be the only thing that can save her and her people.
He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price, a price only Lark can pay. Will she give in to the beast in order to save her world? Or is the beast a greater threat than her enemies?

She knew her scent was in the air when his nose flared and he clenched his hands into fists. He was struggling with keeping himself in check. Serves him right. No one should have the heightened senses that he did.
It was unfair and should be illegal. The longer she stared at him the more uncomfortable he became. Lark smiled when he shifted in his seat. Though his gray attire was loose fitting, it couldn’t hide the bulge he was sporting.
Fascinated by it, she watched the imprint grow longer. She could clearly picture it, the way it looked yesterday: wet, long and hard as he’d stepped from the marble tub in the bathing chamber.
And just like yesterday, today she found herself wondering what he would feel like inside her. Would he be gentle with her, easing into her until her body was accustomed to his girth?
Or would he pounded into her, erasing her fears with each thrust, proving that pleasure without pain was no fun at all?
"Damn it, Lark." Raynor slammed his head against the wall. "What are you thinking? Tell me now. Tell me your thoughts?"

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Siren Allen is a writer and lover of all things erotic and romantic. She resides in southern Mississippi where she writes steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When she’s not listening to the characters in her head and jotting down their adventures, she’s busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.
Her weekends are spent writing and having sleepover’s for her wonderful nieces and nephews. She loves to travel, preferably with her husband, so he can do all of the driving. She enjoys time with her family, who are just as silly as she is. She doesn’t have any children…yet!
Her hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though she hates trying on clothing. If she wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, she swears she would be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer; you can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In her imaginary world, she is Queen and her siblings are her minions.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cover Reveal for Tainted Doves Trilogy!

This is cool.  Your favorite western heroines in one book.  Tawdry and Temptation along with Whiskey's Women are joining together for a Trilogy with Solstice Publishing.  These stories will be revamped, revitalized and these women reinvented a little tougher, a little more untamed, and a whole lot more passionate.  The wild west and these wild women remain unbroken.

Girls, guns, grit and grace.   Release date TBA.

Monday, June 6, 2016

So when you claim to be an author...

Congrats!  You have successfully installed "Author" to your hard life. You have either by publisher, or independently, wrote, edit, and then published your first book.  You deserve to celebrate the achievement many people dream about but for whatever reasons, never achieve.   Now here's what nobody ever talks about.

After Josey's Mountain published and made it so big, I couldn't wait for someone to ask me,
"So, what do you do for a living?"
I puffed up with pride, lifted my chin, smiled as if I rose above the fray of soul crushing mundane employment and said very dramatically;  "I'm an author."

Here are the usual responses and none of which I expected.

"Oh, you write romance?  So you write mommy porn.  Niiice."  (Mommy Porn is NOT romance novels.  Mommy Porn is a clean house, a babysitter and giant margarita on the beach, stupid.)

"Oh, you write romance?  When are you going to write a real piece of literature?" (Groans, feels my pride hit the dirt wondering what real literature really is while I run to a library to find the section, Real Literature, and the section, Crap that some housewife wrote.  Nope no section like that. I've looked.

"Oh, you write stuff like Fifty Shades?"  (That question is followed by this accusatory stare that I'm hiding whips and chains in my house and maybe they shouldn't allow their kids to come over anymore. And then their husbands eyes light up wondering if under my jeans and stained up T shirt I'm really wearing leathers and lace.)

"Oh, you must be rolling in the dough."  (If you mean pancake batter, then yes. If you mean life changing money, then no. I still struggle to pay some bills.)

"When are you going to give up that day dream and get a real job?"   (Most authors I know still work  because they HAVE to.)

"You're an author?  You don't look like an author."  (Runs to buy a tweed suit and a cherry pipe.)

And then, last but not least.  Be careful mentioning author to your dentist.  No lie, I went in to see about having a crown replaced and suddenly I'm presented with an estimate roughly similar to sending my entire family to Hawaii for a eight month luxury vacation.  It's a crown, a piece of porcelain shoved up into my gums.  I could break a coffee cup and use some super glue, which I still might end up doing.  

So, when someone ask you if you're an author.  Say and do this.  "Damn right." then run like hell. 

I don't want to end this on a negative note.  In all seriousness.  Congratulations.  You are one of us.  One of the chosen few who painted a picture of your soul with written words.   It's beautiful, and no matter what, literature.  I think. I'll let you know if Barnes and Nobles opens a new section just for Crap that housewives wrote.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Isn't this cool? Harlequin's member of the month. 

Shhh... don't tell anyone that one of my alter egos is Kelly.  A girl can't keep a secret.  However, I'm very humbled by Harlequin's honor no matter the name.  What a fabulous publisher.  No matter where you find yourself on your writing journey, the Harlequin boards are there to help.  Love them!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Readers I need you!

I've decided to try my hand at a writing contest hosted by Target Stores. They have teamed up with Wattpad looking for the top ten modern day fairy tales based on the old myths. So I am knee deep writing about the old tale/myth of kiss a frog and get your prince! 

Read the story as it is written about Lilly, a feisty little waitress and Trenton Prince, the new and handsome diner owner with some really, quirky traits that keeps Lilly guessing.  Is he a prince or is he really a frog?  This is a fun short that will need your votes in the voting phase of the contest.  The top ten will be published in October in an anthology avail in all Targets! 

Read the story as it develops here

The voting phase is June 14-21 and you do that by clicking the star in the upper right corner for each part.   

PLUS I am really hoping for comments as I write to let me see this through your eyes.  

Let's have fun at Lilly's.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Toothless Women, Horses, and Great Book Reviews

Happy Monday.  I know, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but for me it does today.  I had the best weekend.  I took my dental budget and bought myself a horse.  I figured it was more important to invest the money on the inside of me rather than the outside.  So, I loped my new horse, aptly named, Doc Holiday, and smiled my toothless grin.  I used to be so vain about appearances, and now I only care about enjoying my life.  Dental money will come some other time. Right now, we ride! 

Protecting Arizona received its 8th review yesterday.  Five stars and enthusiastic. 

Most Recent Customer Reviews
Damn, I needed to see that.  It put another toothless grin on my face.  If you haven't read Protecting Arizona, I think its one of my best.   Brock and Vivian's love talks about keeping up appearances but trying like hell to be happy on the inside.  
I hope you all have a fantastic week.  I'm going to be starting the last of the Children Of the Horse series, Many Faces.   Expect to read the final leg of Erin's and Bear Talker's story sometime before Christmas.
Hugs, kisses and toothless grins. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Release to The Black Raven, White Dove! My first Inspy Romance!

Amazon was on the ball today.  My first Inspirational romance went live within minutes of uploading.  I'm so excited about this title.  I fell in love with the story of Bianca and Stefan, and I hope you do as well.

The Black Raven, White Dove click here

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Book Video Trailer for Where Have All the Cowboys Gone

 I love book trailers!  Here's the latest for Where Have All the Cowboys Gone.

For a short time, this title will be avail at a promo download price of 99cents! Yipee!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday And rattlesnake BUZZ

It's Monday? This weekend went by in a blur. 
My horse trainer got bit by a rattlesnake, didn't take care of it properly and apparently, if you move around too much you can get re-venomnized.  Holy moly who knew you can re-infect yourself? 

So now I'm on guard.  If it moves, I scream.  

Here's some good deals to get you to scream on a Monday. 

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone is avail on Kindle for download only 99c. Till May 2nd.

Protecting Arizona is FREE.  For today, 4/25 only. 

Go grab your copies and watch out for anything that slithers. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Crowned Raven update plus other news

Happy April 20th.  Isn't this supposed to be weed day or something?  My novella, High On the Mountain is the perfect novella if  you love to smoke, joke and get a little hot.  It's a steamy read that melts some of that Alaska snow. Pepper Lawson gives Hawk Marlow a run for the money in the hot hero department. 

My Harlequin entry, The Crowned Raven moved on to the final phase in the Manuscript Match contest!  I'm thrilled.  Between the wonderful editors at Harlequin and  Solstice, I'm a happy author nestled between two of my favorite publishers.   It feels good.  I need 42k more words to complete the exciting pirate romance, so if you don't hear from me, send tequila and tacos! 

Josey's Mountain, Children of the Horse; Snow Fire's Journey and One Hundred Horses all landed on Amazon's best sellers list for Native romance.  Thank you, readers.  The final book three of the Children series will be started as soon as I wrap up the pirate tale. 

Where Have All the Cowboys gone is on a promo discount price on Amazon for 99 cents until May.  Grab your copy and fall in love with Alana and Hayden.   Their reunion romance struggles through a painful past, but it only makes their happily ever after even sweeter. 

Seducing his Senator has been retitled to Protecting Arizona.  It also received a new cover.  Thank you, Coveture Covers and Solstice for catering to my whims.  This title will be free for one day on April   25th.

Have a blessed week everyone, I'm diving into that writing cave.  Elle 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Whiskey's Women is FREE today on April 5

Grab your copy of my fun short  western, Whiskey's Women.  Free today only.  Reviews are appreciated and downright awesome on your part.  :)

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Cover and Title for an old favorite.

  Seducing His Senator is getting a make over.  New title and cover.  I had my reasons, and let's just say that the title was turning people off. It seemed to suggest a political romance rather than what it truly is, which is a steamy contemporary.  So that being the case, Solstice Publishing and I are giving it a fresh look and title.  

  So here it is,  I love this couple as they are much like the couple on the old cover.  Here's Protecting Arizona.  I LOVE this.  Thank you, Solstice.


Monday, March 21, 2016

My Romantic Comedy, The Pin Up Artist

Good Monday Morning,
  I was going through the list of titles and I realized that I've been so busy that I don't often talk about the Pin Up Artist.

  What a gem of a book.  There's a cast characters that I immediately fell in love with upon their conception. 

Ginger Garrett- I think we can all relate to still being in a dead end job long after  we probably should. The novelty of being a BBQ waitress died long ago, along with her love life.  This poor girl has a penchant for terrible choices in men. But her heart is huge, and you'll learn that its due to her crazy mother  that keeps her on her toes.  So when she falls for the sane, all grown up, Court McClure, you just gotta hold your breath wondering if opposites will attract long term. But she's also suspicious of him, and she comes to some hilarious conclusions.

Court McClure-  Sigh,  so swoon worthy.  He's like the lion in the jungle.  But poor Court.  He's approaching middle age and is feelin' it, man. He isn't sure if he's still the loudest lion in the den when he's around all these younger firemen.  But Ginger only has eyes for him and he denies, denies, denies that he's falling for the BBQ waitress with the long sexy legs.   She's got serious trouble and he struggles with the idea of mixing business with pleasure.

Ma- This crazy lady will steal your heart and make you laugh with every line of the book.  Her  crazy antics drives this story and helps solve a crime.  We all need Ma in our lives.  Damn, I love her.  When she falls for the captain's dog, and sneaks him pancakes, its Lucille Ball comedy.

The conflict.
  Gold Coast is a sleepy Florida beach side town until mysterious fires break out.  Court arrives to take over the job as captain of the fire department.  As the mystery unravels, the fires burn, and Ginger, his  number one suspect,  sneaks her way into his heart.  But who is setting these fires and why?  And why is his dog getting fat meanwhile?

This is a full length novel for adults only because, dang, it gets HOT in Florida.
Amazon link for sample or purchase

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday on the blog #ManuscriptMatch The Crowned Raven.

Good Tuesday, everyone. 

I thought I'd share a bit of what I'm working on for Harlequin's Manuscript Match contest.  This has been my favorite contest with Harlequin thus far. I mean, we are all writing together, and have open communication with editors while we do it, via their community web pages. Talk about service!  I'm excited and grow even more so as this story develops. 

Here's a snippet *unedited*

"And so the raven flies here nor there, lavishing his freedom without regard, while the dove obediently listens to her heart and brings forth the olive branch of hope."

He carefully laid Miss Paloma on the deck of his ship whereas she immediately curled herself into a ball, tears falling down the side of her cheeks. The smell of scorched wood carried by the smoke of the Maria burned his nostrils and his eyes. It was not part of his plan.

"Put the fire out on that cutter! Today, is not Overmort’s day to die!" he shouted to two men who had ran up to assist.

"He never once looked my way. He only worried himself over his gold…" the girl sobbed. Stefan dropped to a knee to assure himself of her well-being. An incoherent, a strange mixture of words and grief poured from her lips even as her eyes remained closed. He nudged her shoulder then winced when swollen, terror filled eyes opened. The look she gave him, made him feel like Lucifer himself.

"Trully awful, loathsome, pirate…"
"Do you need assistance with the lass, captain?"

Stefan stood, unable to tear his gaze away from the girl, questioning the sanity of what he’d done. He nodded to Gully, "Take her to the Raven’s nest. She can recover inside the chamber. But lock it and guard the door. She is my prisoner."

Gully, well-built for such task, moved to lift Overmort’s daughter, but she awoke with a start, and immediately slapped his hand away.

"Don’t touch me, you mangy, disgusting dog." She spat, then scrambled herself backwards. Gully did nothing as the girl struggled to stand on her own. She managed to get her footing, taking several swipes at her face to remove
hair from her eyes, then stood her ground against them both.

"If you have captured me for ransom, pirate, you’ve obviously made a humorous, although somewhat sad mistake. My father cares not for me, but for his gold and diamonds. You have nothing in which to barter. He will care little, that you’ve captured me. What a terrible disappointment that must be for you."

Stefan momentarily lost his train of thought. He was impressed the girl had such fire in her, but her statement confused him. How could that be true? How could Overmort not be concerned for the welfare of his daughter? She lifted her chin, her disgust for him clearly written upon her features. While her spunk was admirable, he’d not put up with nonsense.

"Is that so? Then the man is a fool. You should be glad to be rid of him."

He turned to look at Overmort’s cutter, the fire had already been put out, and the vessel was now a floating dot upon the dark waters. He’ll test Miss Paloma’s words. He’ll find out for himself which Overmort values more.

"Hampton! There are cakes on that boat filled with the old man’s treasures. Take what you can, give nothing back!" Hampton hurried to his side while a grin shaped his face.

"Ah, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, as you wish, Captain Ice."

"Captain Ice?" her voice repeated in disbelief.

He stooped himself into a bow.

"The pleasure is mine. Welcome aboard the Raven, Miss Paloma."

Golden eyes rolled into the back of her head as her knees buckled beneath her. Stefan rushed himself forward, arms out stretched. Overmort’s daughter fell straight into his arms.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A new project on the desk! It has nothing to do with horses or cowboys. What?

I'm taking the plunge into the icy waters of the Atlantic. I'm taking a break from the wild west to conquer the wild seas.  My new project, "Black Raven, White Dove," will be my longest to date.  A fierce romance based on betrayal, layered with inspiration, where the passion might be behind doors on the page,but well felt within the reader. 

I found this photo on Pinterest. Deviant Art.  I'd love to have a cover close to this.  

Here's a small , unedited excerpt from Black Raven, White Dove.

"Do I look handsome?"

His question rushed blood to her cheeks. She’d always found Patrick pleasant, but not overly handsome…until now. She realized some of her giddiness was due to the strong current flowing between them.  And his nerve! She had no idea he could be so brave in the face of all these people, especially Overmort!

"Devastatingly. I just wished you would have shown up sooner. I was about to jump overboard."

Patrick nodded absently, his gaze searching past the railing and out toward the sea. The sun was starting to set while the breeze lifting off the water carried an extra chill.  She shivered. He seemed preoccupied, now that she stopped with her laughing long enough to take notice.

Brown eyes. Bianca tilted her head trying in the fading light to make sure she wasn’t mistaken. Brown eyes behind the mask returned their attention to her. That’s when she fully looked upon his face. His expression changed just as she realized her mistake.

"You're not Patrick."

He raised an eye brow. The raven-dark hairs lifted above the material that he’d used to cover his face. It was too dark, so dark that it nearly shone purple in the waning light.

"If you care about your father at all, I suggest you do not scream."

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Release Day for Whiskey's Women!

We made it!  Come take a journey with me back to the early 1800s to the Arizona Territory where three, maybe four women take it upon themselves to seek revenge against their shared lover's killer. The women and the west are wild in this novella.   It's a quick page turner that I had so much fun with.  I think, if ever I could jump into a book and live there, this one would be it. Elle
Click here for Amazon link and blurb

Author Elle Marlow

Saturday, January 23, 2016

What's Next On My Desk

I'm like a little kid in a candy store. I've embarked on a new project that while definitely have some romance elements and maybe even enough to satisfy the hard core  romantic reader, this story is in fact a true western.  There are many points of view so the fabric of what you're used to will change, but  I'm thrilled about this story, and  it's chugging along at such a nice pace, that I am enjoying writing it.    

Here's a blurb.  I have no idea when this should be done...I guess I'll be surprised along with everyone else. 
                                        Whiskey's Women
                                         by Elle Marlow
                                        copywrite protected @2015
                                                                 author Elle Marlow
                                                       No part may be copied or used without consent
When three women living in the Arizona territory learn of the death of the famed gambler and ladies’ man Whiskey Logan, they each take it upon themselves to travel to his funeral believing that they are his only grieving widow. Their encounter over his dead body turns into a drunken brawl that ends with their un-holy alliance for revenge against his killer. Plotting revenge ain’t cheap, and since Whiskey left them with nothing but broken hearts and empty pockets, the women turn to breaking the law to become the first gang of lady outlaws in the territory. They learn to fight, love and shoot like men as struggle to forgive each other. Some will find the end of the bullet and others just can’t stop looking for the low down killer who took their last shot at Whiskey.

Monday, January 11, 2016

A few updates to share.

Good Monday Morning. 

I trust you are all well and bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to conquer your week?  Me either. :)    

Okay, today is the LAST day to download Where Have All The Cowboys Gone for 99cents.  At least for awhile.  So grab your copy while you can, but as always, it will be free on the Kindle Unlimited program.  

Also, if you have a moment to spare,  Seducing His Senator and Where Have All The Cowboys Gone are up for reader's votes on the Preditor and Editor poll.   You can vote here and will have to confirm with your email.    High On The Mountain is holding strong in Romance Short Story, but I'd love support there too.           

I started working on my next entry for SYTYCW which, if it goes the same as last year, means that the story will be up on Wattpad sometime in July.  The working title is Eight Seconds To Vegas and it's probably headed for Blaze.  For the last three years I've been a semi-finalist or received a full request so cross fingers for me that the good streak continues.  

Take it easy this week.  Keep striving for  those resolutions. I haven't started on mine yet, but plan to very soon.  Much love, Elle.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Celebrate With Me and win a chance at a Dream Catcher!

The new year is starting off with a win!   My western/native romances are topping the charts! Be the first person who can correctly guess what these numbers stand for and win a Native American Dream Catcher.  *I'll give you a hint, they mean my dreams have come true on Amazon *  

                                                                     31,34,51,68, 93
 Make a guess!

New Release All I Want is a Cowboy for Christmas

If you're not ready to retire the fun, here's a steamy and dreamy cowboy for you to love. He's Rafe Torrey a stuck in the mud ki...