Author Spotlight ~ An Interview with Ella Emerson

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This week’s Writer’s Wednesday Guest is Ella Emerson, who has a brand new release This Week!

About Ella Emerson…

Photo of author Ella EmersonElla Emerson lives in Florida with her husband and three wonderful children. When she isn’t writing you can find her watching movies or playing games with her children. She loves to read, write and eat pizza. A true lover of the beach, she enjoys the sun, surf, sand and sea. She also is a huge fan of the cinema and enjoys crazy 80’s chick flicks. She was raised a military brat, and has seen her fair share of the world. She loves using her own experiences and turning them into lovely romantic tales.

In high school she discovered her love for reading, and even had one of her poems published in a national magazine. She continues to read, write, review and hopefully she can become an inspiration to her own children, as well as others.

 My Fast & Furious Interview with Ella

What inspires you, and keeps you inspired? 
My children, and they keep me inspired to keep on writing to have a better life. 
How has your life influenced your writing? Do you base any of your stories – even loosely – on your own experiences at work, at home, or elsewhere? 
Yes, always. Most of my stories are based loosely on my many travels growing up. I’ve been all around the world, so I feel I can always choose many different locations for my stories. 
How do you find or make time to write? What makes an “ideal set of circumstances” for your writing? 
I usually write at night when everyone has gone to bed. I love putting on music and just writing. 
What do you like to read when you’re not writing?
Romance Novels. Also, I read many books on perfecting the art of writing. 
What are your pet peeves as an author?
Pet peeves? Hmm, I’d have to say when people say I don’t write “real” books because they can’t find my books at B&N or the airport. 
Give an example of one mistake you’ve made as an author and what you learned from it…
Committing to a release date before the story was completed. 
What is one question you WISH someone would ask you? Why? Now answer it.
Where I get my ideas for my stories, and why aren’t my stories genre specific. Well, I write whatever pops into my head. Most times it doesn’t fit into some ‘cookie cutter’ genre. I write stories I would like to read, and don’t really have a plan with my books. Just kind of write what’s from the heart. 
What is your biggest fear?
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a novel titled Freak Out. It is a great story, and the style of writing hasn’t really been done in romance, so I hope everyone will like it. But Freak is not your typical alpha male. 
If you had a superpower, what would it be? What would you call yourself? What would you wear?
I would want to fly. I would call myself Flygirl, and I definitely wouldn’t wear a skirt. 

Ella’s Books…

Freak (Prequel)

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This story is unlike others out there. With a great mix of humor, and an incredibly hot guy it is sure to leave you panting for more.  Release Date: July 11, 2015


I’m an ordinary girl, nothing exciting has ever happened to shake up my mundane life. Until the day Freak Phillips, office freak extraordinaire, tilted my existence.

This is the story of my own personal freak show.

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Freak Out (New Release!)

Photo of the cover of Freak Out, a novel by author Ella Emerson

Release Date: August 16th

As we fell in love with Freak in the prequel, Find out where Freak and Chelsea’s story takes them in this complete standalone novel.

Have you ever met someone who turned everything you knew inside out? That’s what it was like when Freak Phillips and I really met for the first time.

This roller coaster ride he had me on was making me question myself. Making me do things I had never dreamed of. So out of character, so unlike me.

Better yet, I was liking it.

But, little did I know what he had in store for me was unlike anything I could have ever imagined.

Freak wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned. Furthermore, could I picture myself with him in a relationship?

Wild, exciting, and completely deranged come and fall in love with the mystery that is Freak Phillips.

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The Vanilla Bet


Vanilla Bet

Release Date: March 10, 2015

Trace Weston lives in the beautiful Palm Beaches. A college student who would rather party his life away than accept his father’s company. He loses a bet at a college party and has to have a “vanilla” relationship with a girl he has never met.

Vanessa Summers, moved to Florida to attend college for her love of the arts. She also left behind a dark past that haunts her every day. She meets Trace and is instantly taken with his irresistible charm. Will she be able to keep her secrets hidden? Will Trace be able to help her find the answers to what she is searching for? Will they be able to find who and what is trying to keep them apart?

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Sky Watcher

Sky Watcher

Release Date: July 23, 2014

Recently divorced and lost in life, Allison takes a new job offered by her blind date, Gavin McDermott. He can’t wait to get to know Allison better while she works on his mother’s farm. But, what neither of them counted on was Gavin’s younger brother Luke. Allison tries to fight her feelings for the much younger Luke, but will she be able to resist his southern charm? Follow along as Allison discovers things about her heart she never imagined.

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I Am Atlas

Photo teaser with a quote from I Am Atlas, a novel by Ella Emerson

Release Date TBD

Atlas has it all, power, wealth, great-looks, and any girl he wants.

He’s happy living his care-free life and has no intention of ever changing.

That is until he meets Gwen,

Gwen is beautiful, mesmerizing and beyond graceful. Long dark hair with an exotic look Atlas finds alluring. Only problem, she doesn’t want him.

Atlas finds himself evolving to be the man that Gwen could possibly love. Atlas implores us to explore his mind and soul with an ever loving grace and poise. Can this controlling bachelor have everything he wants? With the weight of the world on his shoulders, what is he willing to do for the woman he loves?

This is a standalone novel, which can be read by itself. It is part of the PLAYING GOD series and some of the characters will appear in JUST AN ECHO releasing soon.

18+, Not suitable for persons under the age of 18. STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, MATURE CONTENT, and STRONG LANGUAGE.

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More About Ella….

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Check out her blog, Everything Ella

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Follow her on Twitter  (@AuthorElla)

She’s also on Bloglovin’!

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Paula Radell

Always a passionate reader and a somewhat more casual writer, Paula Radell started her first book review and promotions blog, Curl Up and Read, in September of 2013. In early 2014, she left a career in nursing to become a freelance project management consultant. She also turned her part-time hobby into a full-time passion by becoming a freelance editor, publicist, and a hopeful author. She is a Goodreads Librarian, Group Moderator, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also taken advanced internet and social media marketing certificate courses at the University of San Francisco. Born and raised near the beaches of southeastern Virginia, Paula now lives in Mendocino County, California with her husband Ray, a couple of stray tabby cats, Matthew & Diana, and a 2-year old rescue Greyhound, Willow. When she is not catering to the dog’s every whim, touring and tasting the latest California sparkling wine vintages with Ray, or sitting in Starbucks reading a great book, you can find Paula at her laptop – writing, editing, reviewing or avidly promoting the books and authors she loves. Two releases are planned in the coming year: Where Angels Lie, a dark romance; and an inspirational novella (name still under debate).

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