Soiled Dove is Done!

My goal had been to have Soiled Dove, the next (and probably last) in my Calico Brides series, out for release on the 17th. But then several of my writer friends reminded me that it was the silly season–AKA Christmas–and as such, things can get bogged down at the various stores, and so it might not get out as planned. Ugh. What’s a writerly girl to do? Well, first of all, she finishes the darn book, gets the edits done and then, and only then, can she freak out over the release date. 

So I got it all finished a couple of days ago, spent yesterday doing one final read through before sending it off for formatting. Once formatted, it was to be sent out to the stores. What I didn’t expect, was that it all happened so quickly overnight, and I woke to live listings this morning! I’ll try to keep the book page store links up to date as soon as I see live stuff, but in the meantime, the best place to check for your favorite store is http://books2read.com/u/4jDVnl

So now what’s on my to do pile? Well, I’ve got Highlander Barbarian to finish, as well as a paranormal mystery series. Oh, and there’s a fun urban fantasy I’m working on with vampires and vampire hunters and stuff. That one is totally a comedy, with some adventure thrown in, because… well… vampires. 

But I think I’m going to take a few days off first.  If you’ve got ideas for me though, I’m happy to listen. Find me on Twitter (my almost second home) or Facebook. I’m happy to yack back at you!

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Even A Soiled Dove Can Clean Up

Wow, when books talk to you, they really talk to you! At least mine do. I’d been busy working on Highland Barbarian, almost to the half way point when Ginnie started talking to me. You remember Ginnie? She’s one of Lil’s saloon girls from Under a Calico Moon. Well, the lusty brunette has been whispering in my ear for days now, wanting… no demanding that her story be told. Despite what people think, she isn’t a whore, and doesn’t want to be remembered that way just because she happens to like men. Besides, they are more of a ‘means to an end’ for her anyway. She’s been so insistent that I’ve written about 15 thousand words in less than a week. I’m two third’s of the way through this story, and if the pace keeps up, we just may see the first draft before the end of the month. I’m not holding my breath, because the day job often interferes with my writing plans, but it IS definitely possible.

This is Ginnie’s story. She wants everyone to know that even a soiled dove can clean up with the help of one stubborn cowboy.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

New Calico Book Coming Soon

Okay, not really soon, but sooner than I thought. I’m already at about 15k into a 50k word novel, and it’s moving along really well.

This one is Ginnie’s story. You may remember Ginnie, she’s one of Lil’s girls. She’s got a lot of spirit, so I figured it was time to find her someone to love. Enter Joe Spencer. Totally smitten and determined to woo her away from the saloon. But can he do it? He’s up for the challenge of trying to sweet talk Ginnie away from her life as a saloon girl, and he’s got less than a week to do it. I’m betting on love, because face it, those Calico people are tough and feisty. They just need a partner to keep them on their toes! Soiled Dove should be ready in a couple of monthsFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Beyond The Moors-Preordering Live!

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Preordering is now available for Beyond The Moors! This is a great time to get it, because it is available at a huge discount until release day, May 6. Swing on over to your favorite retailer and pick up this highland time travel for the sweet deal of only 99 cents! Click on the cover to go to the book page for all the retailer links, or just search at your fave store. The price will go up May 6, so grab it while you can.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Breathing a big sigh of relief!

Oh my goodness, I’m finally breathing again. If you’ve been following along on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling so much with the last few chapters of my latest work-in-progress.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great story, and I’ve been wanting to write it for a couple of years now, but it’s been a challenge to get where I wanted the story to go. Especially so in the last couple of weeks. I don’t know what it is, but sometimes I either lose the drive or get impatient to move on to the next book, and almost give up. Say it isn’t so, you say! Almost finished and give up?  Yeah, sounds crazy, but I’d done stupider things in my writing career.

Anyway, while I was plotting away at how to finish this one, which is a highland time travel, by the way, I toyed with all sorts of names for it. Once Upon A Highlander, Highland Dreams, Her Highland Rogue, and so on and so on. Even had a few drafts of cover art completed. Today, after I finally typed ‘the end’ of the first draft, I looked those over and hated them all. Yes, I really did. Every single cover design and book title felt like it had been done before. So I went out and found a new cover design that I just love! It’s not the typical half naked highlander on the cover, in fact, there isn’t a highlander in sight. And the title, well as I was looking at the art, the title just came to me. And I’m proud to share it with you today. I absolutely love it, and I’m even more in love with the title.

A modern woman, an ancient highlander and a love that spans time itself.

Jenna Morgan sorely misses the friend who disappeared a year ago. With no trace of what happened to him, she refuses to believe he is dead and is unable to put his disappearance to rest. Determined to figure out what happened, Jenna takes to the woods, following the same path where Aidan had been last seen only to disappear herself and wind up in eleventh century Scotland.

When an ill lowlander is brought to his keep, Laird Richard Mathieson takes one look at the lovely blonde and knows he’s found his future wife. Winning her heart is another matter as she staunchly refuses to accept that he is not her missing friend. But it’s the highland way to take a bride when gifted by the Almighty God, and she is truly a gift from the heavens.

With obstacles at every turn, including the determined laird and a savage warrior who wants to claim her for his own, survival in ancient times is a lot more difficult than Jenna ever imagined. After a fierce battle that leaves one man dead, she must decide whether to return to her own time or give up everything she holds dear to stay with the love she has found in the past.

I’ve got at least another round of editing to go, but for me that’s the easy part. Getting the first draft down is where the blood ‘n guts comes from so this should be ready in a few weeks, if all goes well.

More to follow, but it will likely come out first via  KindleUnlimited and then make its way through the other vendors after the initial 3 month period is up.

Til next time,

EllieFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail