Category Archives: Hollywood to Olympus

Leading Man is back in action

After a brief disappearance, Nick Thurston has been seen back around town in the presence of Ashleigh Jessup. That’s right – the digital version of LEADING MAN is back up for sale. (Kobo is not cooperating at the moment , but the rest of the vendors are good.)

Find LEADING MAN at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, iTunes US, iTunes Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, and Barnes and Noble. (Available on all international platforms.)

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If you are new to Olympus – don’t forget SCREEN IDOL is free right now.

Find the e-book at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, iTunes US, iTunes Canada, Nook. (Available on all international platforms.)

Get swept up in spring flings and these free books

It’s time for spring cleaning. You know what that means. It’s time to clean up your Kindle (or iPhone or Kobo or Nook) and make room for MORE FREE ROMANCES.    Over 100 romance writers are inviting you to Spring Into Love with 100 free titles, so please check them out, and stock up for March Break. Or whatever other excuses you come up with.

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Screen Idol is free!

Chris and Sydney are coming your way for free!

Have you downloaded the first book in my Hollywood to Olympus series? If not, now it is the time. SCREEN IDOL is free on all e-vendors!

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Sydney Richardson should have trusted her instincts and locked the door when a Greek god appeared on her doorstep at sunrise. After months of work, she needs every second of the day to wrap up a two-part fundraiser for burn victims like herself and she can’t afford to waste time with a TV hunk, no matter how good he looks in a toga.

Chris Peck, worshipped by millions as Zeus on the hit drama Olympus, desperately wants to prove to the producers of a soon-to-be-cast romantic comedy that he doesn’t need fight scenes or special effects to make the jump to the big screen. Acting as the slave-for-a-day in the show’s fan appreciation contest was supposed to cement his everyman credibility but the winner wants nothing to do with him.

Chris is captivated by the woman who refuses to fawn over his looks and fame, and he promises to put her fundraising efforts over the top if she’ll spend the day with him. However, just when he convinces Sydney they could have a chance together, the movie’s producers offer him an audition that would mean breaking his promise and leaving Sydney in the lurch. The king of the gods has until sunset to prove to his new off-screen love interest that Hollywood magic and reality can co-exist.

Relaunch and new covers

Screen Idol and Drama Queen are coming back.   And Drama Queen has a gorgeous new cover!

Publishing changes meant that Screen Idol and Drama Queen disappeared for a few days but they are back now. If you’d like to pick them up, they’ll be reappearing at various vendors over the next few days. I’ll put up links as I have them.

Screen Idol: Amazon US

Drama Queen: Amazon US

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The Write Cast – episode 9

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© Angellodeco | Dreamstime.com – Microphone on live

It’s November. If you are a writer, you know what that means. NaNoWriMo! or National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated. For the next thirty days, tens of thousands of people around the world will try to complete a 50,000 word novel in a month.

Drew Kozub, J.H. Moncrieff and I have all participated before. I am the only one who hasn’t successfully finished, but there’s always this time. Check out our past wins and losses, and our plans for this year in this month’s NaNoWriMo podcast on Soundcloud.

If you are attempting this great feat as well, feel free to add me as a friend. I’m on the NaNoWriMo.org site as ElleRush. I’ll be working on Action Hero, book 5 in my Hollywood to Olympus series.

FREE BOOK – Chris and Sidney and SCREEN IDOL

Hey, I’m celebrating being at Romancing the Capital from May 5th to May 7th by putting my first Hollywood to Olympus novel on sale. SCREEN IDOL is free – check out the first book about the hit show “Olympus”, where stars and mortals are equal victims when it comes to Cupid’s arrow.

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Long Weekend Plans (and free review copies!)

We are coming up on the long weekend – what will you be doing?  If you think you might find a quiet corner to curl up and read, I have an opportunity for you. I have a limited number of review copies of SCREEN IDOL available for member of my Facebook readers room (The Next Chapter). If you haven’t found Hollywood to Olympus yet, or would like to introduce a friend to the series, now is the time! Join the group and leave me a comment!

All I ask is that recipients post a review on Amazon.com, and wherever else they like.

Sexy handsome playboy outdoors with shirt open revealing hot body and nice abs

Sexy handsome playboy outdoors with shirt open revealing hot body and nice abs

SCREEN IDOL

Sydney Richardson should have trusted her instincts and locked the door when a Greek god appeared on her doorstep at sunrise. After months of work, she needs every second of the day to wrap up a two-part fundraiser for burn victims like herself and she can’t afford to waste time with a TV hunk, no matter how good he looks in a toga.

Chris Peck, worshipped by millions as Zeus on the hit drama Olympus, desperately wants to prove to the producers of a soon-to-be-cast romantic comedy that he doesn’t need fight scenes or special effects to make the jump to the big screen. Acting as the slave-for-a-day in the show’s fan appreciation contest was supposed to cement his everyman credibility but the winner wants nothing to do with him.

Chris is captivated by the woman who refuses to fawn over his looks and fame, and he promises to put her fundraising efforts over the top if she’ll spend the day with him. However, just when he convinces Sydney they could have a chance together, the movie’s producers offer him an audition that would mean breaking his promise and leaving Sydney in the lurch. The king of the gods has until sunset to prove to his new off-screen love interest that Hollywood magic and reality can co-exist.

IT GIRL – now available everywhere!

itgirlIt’s here! Sean and Caitlin’s story is live and out in the wild. Grab your copy now!

Caitlin’s television career is taking off, thanks in part to her chemistry with her co-star. Sean wants to move their romance off-screen, but his stalker has other ideas. Can they find a balance or will their fame rip them apart?

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IT GIRL – Sneak peek #2

itgirl“I think I made a big mistake.” With three hours to go, it was too late to cancel.

Ashleigh whistled and twirled her finger as an order for Caitlin to spin and give her audience a 360-degree view. “No, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you,” her friend said. “You look gorgeous.”

Sydney twirled her finger in the other direction and Caitlin obliged her with another turn. “Ash is right. You look perfect. Dammit. I wish I could wear that color.”

“It’s not the dress. It’s Sean,” Caitlin said. “I shouldn’t have said yes.”

“Why not?” Ashleigh asked.

“Because he’s a horn-dog who goes after anything in a skirt. He caught me in a moment of weakness.”

“He was wearing his toga, wasn’t he?” Sydney asked, as if she knew the answer.

“Yes,” Caitlin admitted slowly, although she hadn’t thought about it at the time.

“It’s always the toga,” Ashleigh said. “They’re like Kryptonite to women. We see the thighs and the chest and the arms—”

“Oh, the arms,” Sydney interrupted with a sigh.

“—and our brains shut down,” Ashleigh finished. “I think they know and use the togas against us.”

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Coming January 25th!

IT GIRL – Sneak peek #1

itgirlCaitlin Kelly took the outfit to the trailer beside hers and knocked on the door. “What on earth is this?” she asked Glinda Crawford, who played Aphrodite.

The blonde opened the door to invite her in, dressed in her own pink toga. “Aren’t they hideous?” Glinda replied with a laugh.

“What was wrong with good old white?” Caitlin asked.

“Apparently they’re tired of having to deal with the color problem in post-production editing. I heard the material they used for the togas last year didn’t come out well on camera so they want to try this instead.”

Granted, while Glinda’s explanation had sounded weird, it wasn’t completely unbelievable. Depending on lighting and other factors, blue could look white on screen, purple showed up as red, and green turned invisible.

Besides, the two of them weren’t the only ones with the new wardrobe. Caitlin turned when Glinda waved out the window to Chris, who was holding a similar outfit at arm’s length. She couldn’t hear him, but it looked like he was cursing up a storm. “I guess I’d better get changed then. We’re due on set in ten minutes,” Caitlin said.

“I need to finish getting ready too. See you there.”

Glinda smiled when she kicked her out. Caitlin thought nothing of it since the actress was always smiling. Caitlin buttoned herself into the costume and headed to the soundstage. She ran into Mike on the way. They snickered when they saw each other. She and Mike ignored the stares from the crew as they walked in. They had no idea they’d been thoroughly punked until they arrived at the set of Olympus’s banquet hall and found the rest of the cast decked out in regular white togas.

Sean stepped forward. Caitlin should have known. His reputation as a prankster was only beaten by his history as a ladies’ man. It was a shame because he was a good-looking man. Caitlin couldn’t understand why some women dismissed gingers; redheads were sexy as hell, even if one of them did set her up as part of a public spectacle. “Did you guys fall into a vat of Pepto Bismol or what?” he asked, not even trying to keep a straight face.

And that’s, as they say, when the fight started.

For an extended sneak peek, join my readers’ room THE NEXT CHAPTER

Coming January 25th from Liquid Silver Books. Get 20% off your pre-order here.