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?
Death.
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

Synopsis:

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!)

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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

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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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Book Review: Lucky Numbers, by G G Carver

Lucky Numbers: 130k words that will keep you on the edge of your seat!Lucky Numbers: 130k words that will keep you on the edge of your seat! by GG Carver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Lucy Eaton had a job she loved as a Teaching Assistant at a Special Needs School and a boyfriend who struggled with commitment issues. Life was good, not great, but good, until one day Lady Luck paid Lucy a visit and a life that most people could only dream of opened up to her. With the creases of everyday life ironed out, she could sit back and live the dream.

But what if that dream doesn’t turn out to be what you thought you wanted?
Want and need are two very different things. The head wants, but the heart needs, and as generous and fortuitous as life can be, it can also be incredibly cruel. No one gets to live a creaseless life. That is something Lucy will soon discover.

My Review

I absolutely loved everything about this story. The characters have great depth, and the storyline weaves effortlessly from beginning to end. It brings out – as they say – “all the feels:” happiness, humour, suspense, anger, dread, fear, joy — and arousal (just when you need it most!). The characters are raw, real, and relatable – with human failings as well as great personal strengths. They pick you up from the very beginning and take you on an emotional journey, becoming dear friends by the end.

This is a standalone book that is extremely well-written; the author’s passion shows in every line. I could go on – and on – and on – but I will just conclude by saying that it’s a compelling read that will satisfy your every need; and, ultimately, it is utterly satisfying to the last detail. Highly recommended.

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Review: A Gentleman’s Fate, by AJ Linn

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Title: A Gentleman’s Fate (Volume 4)

Series: The Gentleman’s Series

Author: AJ Linn

Genre: Romance

Release Date: June 22, 2015

Cover Design: Dancinee Jennings

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The story continues for the handsome reformed Malibu playboy, Donovan Hart, in this, the fourth and final installment of A Gentleman’s Series. Donovan, a hotel and adult club owner, decided that it was time to file away his players card in search of the elusive one, in the first book in the series, A Gentleman’s Affair. He was certain that he had found that in interior designer, Scarlett Montgomery, but Scarlett had a past, and that past would soon threaten their perfect union. How far will he go to fight for his Unico Vero Amore?

Beware of unexpected twists and heartbreaking turns.

Just when you think you know what’s next, you will probably be wrong.

my review

5-stars

WOW. Stunned. Speechless. Breathless. World Rocked…

It takes an extraordinary story – in every detail – to reduce me to monosyllables. But here I sit, having just finished A Gentleman’s Fate, and author AJ Linn has left me at a total loss for words. In A Gentleman’s Fate, the fourth and ‘final’ installment of the Gentleman’s Series, Donovan Hart’s relentless search to find and keep his unico vero amoré – his one true love – grabs you by the heartstrings and will not let you go.

If you’ve read the other three books in the series and think you know what to expect this time around – you should know better. Donovan’s story has been unpredictable from start to finish, and this time AJ Linn pulls out all the stops, delivering a series of twists and turns that will keep you guessing – literally on the edge of your seat – until the very end. When you think you can finally relax – don’t. If you think you know how Donovan and Scarlett’s story is “destined” to play out – think again. Once you sit down to read it – don’t plan to do anything else; you won’t be able to stop – the story will pull you back, breathless, hoping for the best, fearing for the worst, and then delivering the shock of a lifetime – you will never see it coming so don’t even try.  Just stop reading this review, one-click the buying link, and find out for yourself. The answers are all there – and they are truly unforgettable. This is a story I will read time and time again – yes, it’s that good.

AJ Linn’s writing style has always impressed me. It’s clean, crisp, direct, real and completely relatable. It’s funny, honest, thoughtful, and sometimes utterly heartbreaking. There are no wasted words – ever. His characters – all of them – feel like family. The banter between them is hilarious when it should be and tender when it needs to be, without going overboard in either direction. The story is incredibly erotic one minute, suspenseful the next – but woven throughout is a sense of hopefulness that all of these wonderful characters will get the happy-ever-after they deserve.

It is this consistent, restrained storytelling quality that draws you in and keeps you engaged at every turn. The theme of the series is one we can all relate to. The uniquely human need to discover our destiny, to realize the future we hope for – coupled with the inescapable reality that we cannot predict or control what lies around the next turn – makes Donovan’s journey one that we all share. His hopes are our own. His failures are our own. His fears are our own. We feel his sense of optimism, his hopes and dreams, his determination, frustration, anger, guilt, and his amazing capacity to love. In the closing chapters we see how all of the events of his past have led him full circle – and yet I still want more. I selfishly hope to see Donovan again, because I feel that I wasn’t ready to let him go, and I’ve had to say goodbye to him far too soon. In my book, he ranks right up there with Christian and Gabriel as a character I will never get enough of – or stop thinking about.

A Gentleman’s Fate is an absolute triumph. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this series, wait no longer. You are in for a memorable journey that will fill your heart with love and longing, and leave you begging for more. AJ Linn has established himself with a unique voice and storytelling style that makes me willing to wait for wherever he takes us next – because I know I have found a writer that has made me a lifelong fan.

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