Category Archives: Hollywood to Olympus

ACTION HERO release day

It’s time, people! ACTION HERO is here! Who needs Wonder Woman (okay, you do, it’s a fantastic film)?  But you also need Glinda Crawford and Mike Mosley to save your day and get your heart racing.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book, or how much fun it was to write. The characters are thrust into sheer insanity and fall in love along the way as they try to survive Mother Nature, dictatorial directors and homicidal cyborg pandas. Trust me, you’re going to love it!

It’s only $2.99 till the end of the month, so grab it while it’s on sale.

Nobody in Hollywood takes cable television star Glinda Crawford seriously, and that’s not going to change with her next movie. What started off as a serious drama has descended into a cheesy flick about rabid, cyborg, panda assassins, and she can’t escape the insanity. 

Mike Mosley has it all worked out. He’s leveraged his teen-age TV heartthrob days into a successful adult acting career. But the first week on the set of his new movie with his Olympus co-star Glinda has him second-guessing everything: the plan, his single status, and just how dangerous robot pandas can be. 

When script shenanigans spill into the real world, the attraction Glinda and Mike have been faking turns into a hot, real-life adventure. If they can survive this movie, they can survive anything together. However, the shocking finale surprises them both.

Find the e-book at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble. (Available on all international platforms.)

Writing anniversary

Five years ago today, my first romance was released. PRIVATE ENCORE was not the first book I wrote, but it was the first one that was published by a digital publisher. I’m still thrilled with Rick and Eloise’s story.

I’ve always written. My first bestseller was “Sammy and Sandy the Skunks” in the fifth grade, also illustrated by yours truly. It was in the Manordale Elementary School library and some of the other students signed it out. *puffs out chest proudly.* I wasn’t an athlete in high school, but my school jacket had “Writer” on the sleeve. It took me a while to get here, but I made it.

Since that first romance, I’ve written five Hollywood to Olympus books, three short romances set in resorts, a sci-fi shifter short (which I have back and may do something with someday), two (and a half) romantic suspense novels, two Christmas romances (one to be re-released this year), and a partridge in a pear tree.  I was, and still am, tremendously excited ever time a new book comes out.

It’s a process. Each of my books is a step forward in my career. Five years later I am finally getting some momentum, so when you read a book that says it takes two to five years to establish yourself, they aren’t kidding (and I’ve been doing this full-time for 3 years!).

So here is to you, wherever you are on your journey. Five years is a drop in the bucket. I love writing and hope to be doing this for another fifty.

 

Glinda and Mike – an ACTION HERO sneak peek

ACTION HERO is coming in three weeks. Are you ready?

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“What’s the movie?” Mike asked their agent.
“A veterinarian studying endangered pandas discovers they’ve been infected with an incurable virus and creates a cure to save them from extinction,” Fiona said.
Glinda closed her eyes for a moment. She pictured herself as a blonde Sigourney Weaver a la “Gorillas in the Mist”, only with a Chinese setting rather than an African one. Lush green scenery, a heroic doctor battling to save an adorable yet doomed species. She could imagine exactly how it could play out. Then, remembering her luck, she reconsidered how it likely would play out. She opened one eye and stared at Fiona. “Mike would be the vet, wouldn’t he?”
“Yes, Glinda, Mike is the panda doctor. But I promise, you are nothing like a damsel in distress.”
“Rival scientist?” Glinda guessed.
“Black market panda procurer?” Mike offered.
“Traveller from the future sent back to save the species?”
“Panda shapeshifter?”
“Oh, good one,” Glinda said.
“You’re the bodyguard,” Fiona interrupted before they could get really imaginative.
“Whose bodyguard?” they both asked.
“The panda doctor’s.”
Not being the damsel in distress? That was something Glinda could work with. “Still in.”
Fiona’s smile returned. “Mike’s right. You should read it before you commit. I promise you, it’s a feature film, but it doesn’t have a blockbuster’s budget. Obviously, I think you should do it or I wouldn’t have brought it to you. But as I said, it’s the two of you or nothing, so you both need to agree.”
Glinda shared a look with Mike. “Give us the scripts.”

Action Hero Pre-order

I’m very excited to announce that ACTION HERO is available on Amazon for pre-order for its June release. It’s lots of fun, and hotter than a veterinarian and his bodyguard running from bad guys in a jungle!

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Nobody in Hollywood takes cable television star Glinda Crawford seriously, and that’s not going to change with her next movie. What started off as a serious drama has descended into a cheesy flick about rabid, cyborg, panda assassins, and she can’t escape the insanity.

Mike Mosley has it all worked out. He’s leveraged his teen-age TV heartthrob days into a successful adult acting career. But the first week on the set of his new movie with his Olympus co-star Glinda has him second-guessing everything: the plan, his single status, and just how dangerous robot pandas can be.

When script shenanigans spill into the real world, the attraction Glinda and Mike have been faking turns into a hot, real-life adventure. If they can survive this movie, they can survive anything together. However, the shocking finale surprises them both.

Pre-orders available at Amazon

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.

You don’t even need an excuse. CLICK IT!

 

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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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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