Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Sale!

E-book copies of BREAKDOWN and BREAK AWAY are on sale for $0.99 on Amazon and B&N from today until December 25th! And since THIS TIME AROUND is already only $0.99 cents, you can get all three e-books for less than three dollars :)

 
Breakdown:
 
Break Away:
 
This Time Around:
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Breakdown: Sneak Peek

Getting closer and closer to the end of Breakdown, so I figured it was time to share a quick sneak peek! For those who read Break Away, you may remember this scene with Dex and Nate, but this time we're getting it from Nate's perspective...


Dex raises his eyebrows questioningly. “What are you, scared of this girl? Tell her to get lost.”

I wish it were that simple. “She’s a little… unpredictable. I figured I’d give her some time to cool off.”

“You mean bat-shit crazy,” he concludes. “I’m surprised you stayed with her as long as you did. Although… the crazy ones are usually pretty wild in bed, so I get it.”

“You’re such a dog,” I chuckle, shaking my head. “Kelly and I didn’t click, that’s all. I was trying to force something that wasn’t there.”

Because I’m completely hung up on your sister.

“Whatever, I’m just glad you’re single again,” he says. “I’ve been stuck without a wingman for over a month while you ‘experimented’ with a relationship. It’s seriously affecting my game. Last weekend, I had a hot chick on the hook, all ready to go, but she wouldn’t leave the bar without her damn friend.”

“So you had to go home all alone, eh?”

“Hell no, I took them both home.” He grins devilishly. “Turned out to be a pretty great night, actually, but you’re missing the point.”


**Please note: this is an unedited first draft, and may be changed or revised prior to publication.

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21523339-breakdown
 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

One year ago today...

It was one year ago today that I held my breath, took a leap of faith, and hit the "Publish" button on Amazon to make my first novel, This Time Around, go live. I hit that button with zero expectations, and no idea if anyone would ever read it (let alone enjoy it!), but it was a story I wanted to tell, and something I needed to at least try, regardless of the outcome.

Looking back now, I never would have imagined that it would turn out as wonderfully as it did, and that so many people would take a chance on a no-name, newbie author like me! It blows my mind to think that people out there actually want to read the stuff that I write, and for that I am TRULY grateful!

THANK YOU to all of you who have read, reviewed, promoted, or recommended my books. This year has been so incredibly special, and I owe it all to you!

xoxo.
Ellie

Monday, July 7, 2014

Breakdown: Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 
 
This is Amy and Nate's story from the very beginning...
 
Amy Porter has had a thing for her twin brother’s best friend since she was a teenager. After being considered “one of the boys” throughout her childhood, he’s the first guy to look at her and see past the tomboy she used to be. Unfortunately, he’s also completely off-limits. She does her best to move on as the years go by, but it’s not until her life takes a drastic turn that she finally accepts the fact that they aren’t meant to be. However, as her world crumbles around her, Nate always seems to be close by to help her pick up the pieces.

Nate Miller knows that Amy is the one girl he can never have. No matter how badly he wants her, he won’t risk destroying his friendship, or the promise he made to look out for her when her brother goes overseas with the Marines. As life continues to get in the way and keep them apart, the only logical choice is to give up… but giving up is the last thing he wants to do.

With so many obstacles stacked up against them, can they find a way to make it work or are they headed for a breakdown?


Excerpt



“Why are you here?” Amy asks, as if only just now realizing that I’m lying in her bed next to her.

“I was worried about you. I wanted to make sure you were okay.”

“I didn’t want you to see me like this,” she groans, burying her face in her pillows. “I’m such a mess. Please don’t look at me.”

Lifting myself up on my elbow, I reach over and gently grab her chin, tilting her face toward me. For the first time since I got here, her beautiful eyes rest on mine.

“You’re gorgeous,” I tell her, brushing my thumb across her damp cheek. “You’re always gorgeous, Amy. This is no exception.”

And it’s true. Her hair is mussed up from sleep, her eyes are red and puffy from crying, and she doesn’t have a stitch of makeup on, but she still takes my breath away.

Her bottom lip quivers, and a tear escapes down her cheek. “I’m a whale.”

I have to suppress a grin at how adorably self-conscious she is, despite the fact that she’s nowhere close to resembling a whale. If it weren’t for her very round midsection, you wouldn’t even know that she’s pregnant. I lower the blanket and rub my palm over her swollen belly. “You’re perfect.”

A weak smile touches her lips as she turns and nestles her head back into the pillows, finally relaxing against me. I lie back down and curl her body into mine, spreading my fingers across the curve of her stomach. It feels harder than I expected, and I absentmindedly rub lazy circles over the surface.

I’m drifting between awake and asleep, exhausted after having such an early morning, when I suddenly feel a flutter beneath my hand.

“Whoa.” I jerk back, staring at her belly with wide eyes. “Are you okay?”

Amy giggles. “It’s just the baby kicking. She moves around a lot when I’m trying to sleep.”

I carefully put my hand back, resuming the motion. Within a few seconds I feel it again.

“This is crazy,” I whisper in amazement, completely absorbed in the tiny, gentle movements happening inside her. “She’s a little acrobat.”

Half asleep, she mutters drowsily, “She likes you.”

That inadvertent declaration hits me with such force it sucks the air right out of my lungs. It burns through all the other bullshit taking up space in my head until only one thought remains, and I’m left with a sense of absolute clarity.

In this moment I know that I want her to be mine.

I want them to be mine.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21523339-breakdown

Coming October 20, 2014




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Re-Release/Giveaway: This Time Around

This Time Around has been re-released with a new cover, fresh editing, and new formatting. Also, it's now available in paperback! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of ten signed copies :)

 
 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Re-Release: This Time Around

The paperback proof of This Time Around arrived in the mail today, and I'm happy to announce that the re-release will be on June 10th! It's the same story, but with a newly re-designed cover, a fresh round of editing, and some fancy new formatting. It will also (finally) be available to buy in paperback.