Category Archives: Elle’s Books

HOLLIS AND IVY is out!

Spread the Christmas joy! HOLLIS AND IVY is out for all to enjoy. If you enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies, this sweet romance is for you! And if you like Christmas in general, it is for you. And if you like mountains, skiing, flowers, parrots, or coconut, it is for you too! (I’m having Oprah flashbacks). Basically, everybody should read HOLLIS AND IVY immediately!

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Unlucky Ivy Teague can’t win against her competition’s dirty tactics, and she will have to close her flower shop unless a Christmas miracle arrives at her door.

Hollis Dash has been sent to finalize a business deal with Ivy’s rival, but meeting Ivy upsets all his plans.

Can they both get what they want for Christmas? Only Santa knows.

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You can get it now from Amazon, Amazon.ca, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Google Play.

 

Hollis and Ivy – Sneak Peek

Only a week until Hollis and Ivy will hit your e-reader. Is December 11th circled on your calendar? I thought I’d tease you a little with a snippet from this sweet romance.

You can pre-order it now from Amazon, Amazon.ca, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Google Play.

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There were numerous chain coffee shops in the village, but Hollis preferred to try independents when he travelled. A food truck with “Coffee Run” painted on the side, set up on the street beside the main parking lot had caught his attention. It was brilliant marketing for a town built on ski slopes.

He wasn’t the only one with caffeinated intentions. Sunlight was barely peeking over the mountains, signifying the beginning of the ski day, and the line was trailing off after the morning rush. Hollis found himself standing next to a tall, gangly man with a red and white striped hat and matching sweater. A woman in a wool coat—obviously not a skier—fell in behind him.

The service was quick, the drinks were steaming, and the sugar was on the ledge beside the order window, beside a wide-mouthed jar of biscotti. Hollis took a deep whiff of his coffee before setting his cup on the counter. As he tucked his gloves in his pocket, he took a step to the side to make room for the next customer.

“Good morning. The usual?” the man in the truck asked.

“Make it a double, Joel. Thanks.”

Something about the woman’s voice made him smile. Clear and light and a little husky, like she was used to speaking quietly. He noticed it had the same effect on the food truck worker, who offered her a big grin. “One of those days, huh? Don’t worry, Ivy, we’ve got you.”

Then she directed that voice his way. “Excuse me, please.” She pointed at the biscotti container, and Hollis sidled sideways two more steps. He wasn’t about to come between a woman and her cookie. She grinned, and it hit him twice as hard as her voice. She was gorgeous. Her long, dark brown hair matched her eyes, and her friendly but anxious “Coffee, coffee, yay coffee” whisper made him laugh. A puff of wind brought the scent of spring, a reminder of it even though winter had barely begun.

She used the tongs to pull a long, chocolate-topped cookie from the jar. He wasn’t sure of her next move; it happened too quickly to see. But after that, he saw her arm jerk, and watched in amazement as the cookie went up, executed a perfect backwards, double twist, and splashed down in his coffee.

Nobody spoke. Until she gave a horrified gasp and said, “And I’d like to buy the handsome man in the tan jacket a biscotti.”

12 Dates for Christmas

 

I have an early Christmas present for you!

Several of my fellow romance writers and I have come together to make 12 Dates for Christmas. This is a free recipe book download, stuffed full of Christmas recipes.

Each recipe is inspired by a Christmas romance, and we’ve also given you sneak peeks at a dozen Christmas stories.  Including Decker and Joy, and your first look ever at Hollis and Ivy!

Here’s the link.

And for more Christmas fun, I hope you join the 12 Dates for Christmas group page on Facebook to find all things Christmas.

41 days to Christmas!

 

Introducing DECKER AND JOY

Introducing the first book in my new sweet holiday romance series “North Pole Unlimited”.

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Jaded P.I. Decker Harkness must track down a missing prototype if he wants a shot at a corporate security contract.

Sexy cat-lady Joy McCall has her own investigation running after someone breaks into her animal shelter.

When they cross paths during a triple kitten-napping, they’ll have to work together to close their cases. Will everyone make it home to celebrate a merry Christmas together?

Only Santa knows.

(An earlier version of this novella appeared in the limited-release Crazy Cat Lady anthology in fall 2016.)

Now available at Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play.

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Want even more Christmas spirit – and Christmas books? Check out the 12 Dates of Christmas Facebook group page. We have a free book available, plus lots of holiday posts, Christmas romances, recipes, and more!

 

 

Decker and Joy – Sneak Peek

Decker and Joy is coming soon. The only thing better than a holiday romance is a holiday romance with kittens!  To celebrate the launch of my new North Pole Unlimited series, this sweet romance is only $0.99 until New Year’s Day.

You can pre-order your e-copy at Amazon, Amazon.ca, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play.  The book goes live everywhere on November 13th.

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Is that what a bed of nails felt like? Decker had been examining the store’s merchandise, looking to see if E.L.V.I.S. was misplaced behind any of the massive bags of dog food, when an unknown assailant jammed a dozen knives into his back. He was ex-police and a private detective; nobody should have gotten the drop on him. He’d scanned the store when he entered. He was the only person in it, aside from Joy. She was unnervingly pretty with her auburn hair and brown eyes, but she hadn’t registered as a cold-blooded killer.

The razors trying to sever his spine moved. Decker tensed his thighs, preparing to spring backward and crush the attacker against one of the metal shelving racks, when a warm hand fell on the back of his neck. He stilled instantly.

“Don’t move,” Joy whispered.

Decker felt a slight pressure, and then the needles were extracted from his skin, one by one. He slowly stood and wondered if he’d get to the emergency room before he bled to death. One of the blades may have hit an artery.

“Are you okay, sweetie?” Joy asked.

“I’m not sure.” He wasn’t light-headed, and he was moving okay. There was surprisingly little pain. He might make it.

“I was talking to the cat.”

CAPTURE is out!

The hunt for the Calendar Killer wraps up in this final book of the trilogy.

If Constable Brendan Booker wants his temporary assignment to the Homicide Division to become permanent, he needs to up his game. He knows he can play a bigger role in catching the Calendar Killer, but it would be easier to approach his inspector if he weren’t sleeping with the man’s daughter.

Rookie EMT Audrey Holland is tired of having to prove herself: to her new teammates, to her empty-nester father, and to her new boyfriend. The sooner they all learn she can take care of herself, the sooner she can do her part in taking care of her city.

With the net closing on Winnipeg’s most prolific murderer, the killer grows more desperate and unpredictable. Neither of them can afford any distractions, or they risk letting the Calendar Killer take them both out in his final blaze of glory.

Available at Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks and Barnes and Noble.

Capture is Book 3 of the Calendar Killer trilogy. The romance is stand-alone but the series is best read in order.
Book 1: Pursuit
Book 2: Entrap

Pre-order links for Capture

The Calendar Killer is coming on October 17th. Are you ready?

If Constable Brendan Booker wants his temporary assignment to the Homicide Division to become permanent, he needs to up his game. He knows he can play a bigger role in catching the Calendar Killer, but it would be easier to approach his inspector if he weren’t sleeping with the man’s daughter.

Rookie EMT Audrey Holland is tired of having to prove herself: to her new teammates, to her empty-nester father, and to her boyfriend. The sooner they all learn she can handle herself, the sooner she can do her part in taking care of her city.

With the net closing on Winnipeg’s most prolific murderer, the killer grows more desperate and unpredictable. Neither of them can afford any distractions, or they risk letting the Calendar Killer take them both out in his final blaze of glory.

Capture is Book 3 of the Calendar Killer trilogy. The romance is stand-alone but the series is best read in order.
Book 1: Pursuit
Book 2: Entrap
Book 3: Capture

Pre-order your copy at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, iBooks US, iBooks Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play

Free books! Including LEADING MAN for the first time


LEADING MAN is one of 75 free books available today only (some sales may go longer but I make no promises.)  Check out the OMG READS Treat Yourself sale and click away!

For the first time ever, LEADING MAN is *free* on all platforms, but only for a limited time, so grab it while it’s hot! (Don’t forget, SCREEN IDOL is also free, so you can be on your way to getting the whole series.

Nick needs a dance instructor to help him with his new role and Ashleigh seems perfect. Their relationship quickly heats up … on the dance floor and between the sheets. But when Nick learns about Ashleigh’s connection with his ex-girlfriend, he wonders if their relationship is real or staged.

 

CAPTURE cover reveal

The third book of the Calendar Killer trilogy concludes the manhunt for Calvin Kurdyk. After months of terrifying the city, will they catch him before he strikes again?

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If Constable Brendan Booker wants his temporary assignment to the Homicide Division to become permanent, he needs to up his game. He knows he can play a bigger role in catching the Calendar Killer, but it would be easier to approach his inspector if he weren’t sleeping with the man’s daughter.

Rookie EMT Audrey Holland is tired of having to prove herself: to her new teammates, to her empty-nester father, and to her new boyfriend. The sooner they all learn she can take care of herself, the sooner she can do her part in taking care of her city.

With the net closing on Winnipeg’s most prolific murderer, the killer grows more desperate and unpredictable. Neither of them can afford any distractions, or they risk letting the Calendar Killer take them both out in his final blaze of glory.

Pre-order links coming soon!

 

More books in more places

I want to start the second half of 2017 with a bang. So I’m spreading the love (Get it? Because I’m a romance writer. Yes, my puns are terrible) to new distributors AND I’ve just released a Hollywood to Olympus bundle, bringing the first three books together at one low price.

Let’s start with the new distributor. If you have an Android, or read on Google Play, you will be able to find my books there beginning this month. My contemporary romances are there already. The romantic suspense books will be there soon.

They will also be on Overdrive and Biblioteca soon, so ask your libraries to get them for you. (I personally just got signed up through my library. They have a staggering amount of books you can borrow for free. And audiobooks. And magazines. I thought it was just e-books!)

You may have noticed a new book on that page. I’ve put the first three Hollywood to Olympus books into a bundle, and priced it cheaper than they’d cost if purchased individually, at only $4.99.

Screen Idol (Book 1) – Sydney Richardson didn’t order the Greek god who appeared on her doorstep, but since he’s there, she intends to put him to work at her fundraiser. Chris Peck, one of Hollywood’s top stars, only plans to play along until he gets the chance at the role of a lifetime. But when his audition interferes with the promise he made to Sydney, he’d better hope that Hollywood magic and reality can co-exist.

Drama Queen (Book 2) – Protecting her family has left actress Layla Andrews scrambling to hold onto her career. Russ Vukovich, her show’s fight coordinator, helps her out of a sticky situation, and slips under her defenses. But when he discovers the truth, the lies that used to protect them could destroy them both.

Leading Man (Book 3) – Actor Nick Thurston needs a dance instructor who can keep him from tripping over his own two feet. Ashleigh Jessup fits the bill, but she can’t help falling for her sexy student. Things go well until his vindictive ex, and Ashleigh’s competition, sabotages their relationship and they have to decide whether or not this was their last dance.

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