Category Archives: Elle’s Books

Mayan Midnights is out!

Have you read the latest Resort Romance? Love will transport you to the Mayan Riviera for the afternoon for only 99¢! Available everywhere!

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Tim’s wingman duties while in the Mayan Riviera are simple: keep the cute but quirky Angie occupied while his friend makes a play for her cousin. He quickly discovers hanging out with Angie isn’t a chore, and he finds himself inventing new excuses to be with her.

Angie didn’t expect to catch the attention of a Hollywood producer while on vacation, but Tim’s a great partner in crime as she explores Playa del Carmen, especially since her travel buddy keeps disappearing on her.

However, when she learns their “dates” have simply been Tim keeping her busy, she’s heartbroken, leaving him only two days to prove his interest in her is genuine before he loses her forever.

Find it at: Amazon US, Amazon Canada, iBooks US, iBooks Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, and Barnes and Noble.  International readers can find them at your regional e-tailer site.

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Want to find out more about my Resort Romances, which are set all over the world? Check out CUBAN MOON for free right now!

 

MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is coming

What are you doing for your summer vacation? How about a trip to Mexico for only 99¢?  MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is up for pre-order, to be delivered right to your e-reader on August 2nd.

MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is my longest Resort Romance to date. Escape for the afternoon with Tim and Angie.

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Tim’s wingman duties while in the Mayan Riviera are simple: keep the cute but quirky Angie occupied while his friend makes a play for her cousin. He quickly discovers hanging out with Angie isn’t a chore, and he finds himself inventing new excuses to be with her.

Angie didn’t expect to catch the attention of a Hollywood producer while on vacation, but Tim’s a great partner in crime as she explores Playa del Carmen, especially since her travel buddy keeps disappearing on her.

However, when she learns their “dates” have simply been Tim keeping her busy, she’s heartbroken, leaving him only two days to prove his interest in her is genuine before he loses her forever.

 

Available at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, iBooks US, iBooks Canada, Barnes and Noble – on preorder until August 2nd. (For other international readers, please check your region’s e-tailer – it should be there.)

If you haven’t tried a Resort Romance yet, CUBAN MOON is currently available for FREE for a no-risk, all-fun introduction to the series.

It Girl on sale

Rock goddess. Television star. Movie scene-stealer. Caitlin Kelly is taking Hollywood by storm as the new It Girl everybody wants.

And if you want her, you can get her book for only $0.99 until the end of February! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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Sean Glenn fell for Caitlin the first time he saw her, almost a year ago. Now that the rising star is working on his show, he could finally have a shot with her, if it weren’t for his well-known history as a player. Sean has his work cut out for him.

Entertainer Caitlin Kelly has spent the last decade taking every job she could get. Now all her hard work is paying off. When her new role on a hit show brings fame and a potential real-life love interest, she has to make some serious choices about her priorities.

While Caitlin is torn about decisions the spotlight forces on her, especially those regarding Sean, the actor is suffering his own problems with stardom. Sean finds himself in a stalker’s sights, and the safest place for Caitlin may be far away from him. Is love strong enough to keep them together?

Find the e-book on sale for only $0.99 at Amazon.com,  Kobo, and Google Play, (Check the price at  Barnes and Noble and iBooks before you click – they are a couple days off the others).

 

Introduction to Romance Writing

I have teamed up with the Manitoba Writers Guild and am putting on an evening seminar to cover the basics of romance writing. If you are in the Winnipeg area, it will be in the ArtSpace Building (218-100 Arthur Street) on Thursday, February 15th from 6-9:30pm.

Please feel free to share with any writers you know. Tickets are available here.

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As Valentine’s Day looms, minds wander to thoughts of love (and heart-shaped, chocolate-filled boxes.)

MWG can help you with the love. If you are a romance reader and have always wanted to write one, Elle Rush will start you on your way with this Introduction to Romance Writing workshop.

Topics will include:

What is a Romance? How does it differ from love stories, women’s fiction, and erotica? Participants will also examine the various sub-genres within romance, including Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, and more.

How do I plot the story? There are four basic ‘Acts’ or segments of the romance story, each important to the plot. Find out what they are and how to ‘flesh them out’.

How do I avoid romance stereotypes? Elle will discuss common and popular tropes, character development for your protagonists, and why references to Fabio should be left in the 80s.

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