Just Like That: A Sweet, Sassy and Sexy New RomCom by Nicola Rendell (Excerpt and Review)




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“I bet I can untangle you.”

At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she’s ever seen. He’s got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he’s rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his delicious double-entendres…or his dreamy dimples.

PI Russ Macklin can’t take his eyes off Penny. As she sashays out of the airport with hips swaying and curls bouncing, he suspects they may share more than just sweltering chemistry. That suitcase she’s rolling along behind her? It looks a lot like his.

Because it is.

When he tracks her down, he holds her bag hostage in exchange for a date. Their night begins with margaritas and ends in urgent care, and Russ proves that Cosmo’s theory about a very particular type of orgasm was oh-so-wrong.

In Penny, Russ finds a small-town sweetheart with a very naughty side. For the first time ever, he’s thinking about picket fences. Penny finds in Russ a loving, caring man who understands the power of massaging showerheads.

But Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week. They agree it’ll be a fling and nothing more. Because really, they can’t fall ass-over-teakettle in love just like that…

Can they?

99k words. HEA. Dual POV. No cheating.
Featuring a big drooly dog named Guppy.



There’s all sorts of sexy Russ-rustle-rustling as he tries on his clothes. It takes all my willpower to stop myself from running over to his changing room and pressing my eye up to the slats like I’m looking through a peep hole. He slings his shirt over the top of the changing room door, then steps out of his shoes and socks. I can almost hear a drumroll in my head and then it happens: his suit pants fall to the ground.
Maybe today’s boxer briefs are light gray, like a sporty heather gray, because that would just be…
I grab a random black dress off the rack and dash into the second changing room. As I shut the door, I hear Maisie saying something like, “Boy, I sure could use some help with all these sunglasses, ahem-ahem.” But I ignore it. As the rustling next door continues, I unfasten the knot on my sundress and let it fall from my shoulders, so I’m standing in my bra and panties in front of the very unflattering full-length mirror. I’m hoping it’s unflattering. It damned well better be unflattering. But then I notice a very faint bruise on my hip, in exactly the pattern of his fingers as he gripped me last night. I slide my fingertips along it and turn to warm caramel inside.
“What kind of movie is it?” I ask him as I finagle my hands through the spaghetti straps above my head and tug the new dress down over my body. It’s a size too small and hugs me like shrink-wrap.
“Romantic comedy.” His zipper slides up. “Workplace romance.”
Oh, God.
I shimmy into the dress and stare at my reflection. There are times in my life when I am acutely aware of that devil-angel-shoulder situation, and this is one of them. Looking at myself in the mirror, and I can almost see the two of them in position. The devil is a real vixen. Combat boots, and a raspy, sultry voice. No bullshit and a very respectable smoky eyeliner. She likes her music feminist and her tequila straight. On the other shoulder sits the angel. She’s a dead-ringer for my fourth-grade librarian. She smells like mothballs, her lipstick flakes off when she talks, and she’s big into smooth jazz. I hate her. Also, she’s pretty much always exactly right. Double-demerit.
The angel says, “Penelope Eloise Darling. Why can’t you find yourself a nice man with a steady job? That eHarmony questionnaire doesn’t take that long. Just think: you could find a nice Baptist minister in Tallahassee! At least you’d live in the same state!”
I suck in my stomach so hard that I feel dizzy, and try to pull up my zipper. Not even close. I cinch the fabric shut with one hand, suck in harder, and give it a yank. It bites into me, and I stretch the dress to the side as far as I can, testing the tensile strength of 1% spandex to its limit.
The devil takes out her hip flask and downs a pull of tequila while she considers her black nail polish. “Fuck that noise, Pen. You want him, take him. Boom. Done.”
The zipper finally cooperates. I don’t even look like myself, this thing is so tight. I spin slightly and look at my ass, over my shoulder.
Which is when the door squeaks open. I fully expect it to be Maisie, brandishing her Kindle and saying something like, “I knew I’d seen that jawline before,” but it isn’t. It’s him.
“Oh, fuck. Sorry, I thought this was my…” He trails off.
The desire ricochets between us like a pinball trapped at the bottom of an arcade machine. He’s in shorts that fit him like a glove, and a soft navy T-shirt, with a vintage Pac-Man logo, washed out and faded. And he’s found a hat, like a super-stylish baseball hat with mesh on the back. Plus, flip-flops.
I thought he was handsome before, but this, this… Casual, and carefree, and look at those shoulders. Peeking out from the sleeve of the T-shirt is the bottom edge of his tattoo on the curve of his massive bicep.
Here lies Penelope Darling, who died of a swoon.
He lets out a breathy, quiet whistle. “I’m buying that for you.”
The way he talks, that dominance, makes me feel like I’m some new but treasured thing. I’m not used to it, but one thing is for sure: I like it. Except even in my haze, it’s the angel that answers first. “No, no, no. I’ll never wear it.”
“I don’t care.”
Frivolous retail purchases especially for me? “We…should get to work.”
His eyes move up and down over me again so deliciously slowly that I feel a shiver up my spine. “I’ll show you getting to work.” He takes a step toward me, and runs his hand up the side of my dress.
I grab ahold of the hanger rack behind me as my knees start to get a little wobbly. “I’ll take you to the boardwalk first. Rides. Ball-and-hammer. Funnel cakes.” He’s reducing me to bullet points. I can’t even string two nouns and a verb.
He pulls his hand away with a frustrated grunt. “Fine. But I’m buying it for you. No arguments. Got it?” he says finally, and then heads back to his changing room.
The devil turns to the angel, who’s got her lips in a tight, prudish line. But the devil?  She gives zero fucks, and she raises her hip flask to me. “Here’s to romantic comedy.”
Toodles, Man Wagon.


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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a Ph.D. in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
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My Review of Just Like That


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve been a die-hard Nicola Rendell fan since Professed, one of the sexiest debut novels I’ve ever read. Since then, I one-click her new releases as soon as they’re available for pre-order, because I know I’ll want to read every book more than once. Nicola has a fresh, lively writing voice and a genuine talent for balancing just the right amount of heat, heart, and humor in a story that engages readers from beginning to end.

If you love explosive chemistry; dominant, drop-dead-sexy, passionate heroes; sweet, quirky heroines; and big, goofy, drooling, gassy dogs you will love this story. Even if you’re not a fan of “insta-love,” Just Like That will convince you to suspend disbelief. I happen to believe in “insta-love,” because I’ve experienced it; so I didn’t have to stretch my imagination too far to convince myself that Russ and Penny are a match made in heaven.

But, as always, there are obstacles to overcome. They have to convince themselves to follow where their hearts lead. And as usual, our hero has a secret. He’s holding back his true identity, for plausible reasons, but since all relationships depend on trust, it’s a secret that could unravel their relationship altogether. And then there’s the fact that they only have a week together to go from a casual fling to a happy ever after.

Their romantic journey goes from hot to hilarious in a heartbeat, thanks to an unfortunate seafood incident, a disastrous trip to an Urgent Care center, a batch of suspicious “candy,” and an enormous dog with digestive issues. Because of the compressed timeline, and the use of alternating points of view, the story moves along quickly, which fits the story perfectly. My one critique is that Nicola delivers a twist at the end that defies logic. It was a distraction that didn’t add to the story, but as a writer, I know that the characters speaking into our heads don’t always apply logic. In fact, they rarely do. It’s a sweet, happy twist, however improbable, and that’s just fine with me.

I’ll read Russ and Penny’s story again and again whenever I need a healthy dose of erotic, alpha male sex; a little bit of angst, enough to twist my heartstrings; and a load of laughs at our hero’s expense. These well-developed, loveable characters will stay in your heart long after you’ve read their story; and you just might believe that lasting love can happen Just Like That.

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Foster-An-Author Monday: A Spotlight on Indie Author S. H. Pratt

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It’s Foster An Author Week!

This week, I’m delighted to feature indie author S. H. Pratt during

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Each day I’ll feature one of the author’s books or book series,

giving passionate readers an opportunity to discover some great new reads!

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Meet S. H. Pratt

Color photo of author S. H. PrattA native Montanan, currently living in Olympia, Washington, I am the mom of three profoundly gifted children who take my lack of sanity as a challenge to make me sane.

I began writing in high school. I stopped writing to pursue my education but quickly realized I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up… I still don’t know. So I decided to find a “real job”. Over the course of the next twenty years, I tried everything from barista, to a restaurant manager, to a purchasing agent and an administrative assistant to the owner of a fire truck construction company and everything in between.

I returned to writing in 2012. By the time I worked up the nerve to attempt self-publishing, I’d amassed a stack of rejection letters and seven complete manuscripts. The first three books that I wrote after ‘growing up’ a bit were published in paperback only and only to those who special ordered it. It will never be printed or released again due to the nature of my mental state when I wrote it. I was in a very bad place, emotionally, and those three books were my therapeutic catharsis. The first book I wrote and subsequently published was Always My Love and it was more of a homecoming, the characters involved, a withdrawn and wary writer (see what I did there?) goes back to her version of “home” which is her best friend/cousin. I wrote the cousin based on my own best friend/cousin and from there I wrote of new beginnings with the cousin’s friend who gives the author a reason to see “home” differently. It was another way to heal emotionally.

I prefer to write contemporary romance with a heavy emphasis on psychology and the emotions of my characters. I feel that if my reader can feel what the character feels and can identify with it, I’ve done my job. After Always My Love, the books that I’ve written have been a different sort of therapy. They touch on issues such as: spousal abuse, cheating, date rape, PTSD and a myriad of other hot button topics that I’ve seen first-hand in my life via my siblings and other experiences. I love to do the research involved with deep psychological issues and creating the character that everyone loves to hate. The stand alone book I love the most is Shy of Tomorrow. It just touches a place in my heart where books live as it’s about a librarian who finds more than she bargains for in the aisles of the library. One other thing that I simply love to write about is multiples. So far, five of my eleven books have either twins or triplets, with six more WIPs actively being worked on with twins or triplets. As for a muse… life inspires me.

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Tomorrow — as Foster An Author Continues, check back for an Overview of S. H. Pratt’s Green Brothers Series.

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Writer’s Wednesday Spotlight & ARC Giveaway: DELVE, by Jacob Chance

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This week’s Writer’s Wednesday Author Spotlight is on Jacob Chance, author of steamy, suspenseful erotica. Jacob and his brother, Logan, collectively known as the Brothers Chance, are both indie authors, new to the scene and wildly successful. Links are included so you can meet both of them and join in the fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jacob’s debut novella duet, QUAKE (#1) and QUIVER (#2) took Amazon — and readers — by storm. Coming up next is DELVE, another scorching hot novella featuring characters from the first two books.

Unbridled desire … for his best friend’s younger sister.

What could possibly go wrong?

DELVE will arrive on your e-readers on OCTOBER 20th.

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Book Cover, DELVE, by Jacob ChanceHe was my brother’s best friend and seven years older than me.

He was a tatted up bad boy, indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style.

So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other?

She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time.

She was a good girl who avoided guys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do with her– do to her. She was too young though, and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted them to. I couldn’t touch her–couldn’t taint her with my darkness. I knew it could never happen. It would never happen…but it did.

*DELVE is a standalone novel that features characters from QUAKE and QUIVER*

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About Jacob Chance…

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE. DELVE is a spin-off from that series, releasing October 20th.

Jacob plans on writing many more  sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.

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Book Cover, Quake, Jacob ChanceFrom the first moment I saw Janny Moore’s sparkling eyes and luminous smile, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of getting to know her…


She’s everything I need in my life, now I just have to convince her.

She’s never set eyes on me, she has no idea I exist…

But she will.

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Book Cover, QUIVER, by Jacob ChanceThey met under the most unusual circumstances and fell deeply in love. Their relationship thrived, despite all the secrets Kyle kept from Janny. When the sordid details of his betrayal were revealed in the worst way possible, he had to fight to win her back.

Now Kyle’s in the battle of his life and the obstacle in their path might be impossible to overcome. Will they continue working together and face the problem head on or…

Will this be the one thing their love can’t survive?

Read My Review of QUIVER here: 


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Shattered by Love, by Dani René– Pre-Order Blitz!

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Title: Shattered by Love

Author: Dani René

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 27, 2016 

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About Shattered by Love…

The girl who stole his heart.


For five years, I’ve lived with my choice.
Pain. Regret. Heartache.
A shattered soul.

She was my salvation. My love. My world.
Until I let her walk away.


For five years, I’ve lived with my secret.
Hurt. Remorse. Sorrow.
A shattered soul.

He was my life. My love. My world.
Until he let me walk away.

Broken hearts, shattered by love.
Secrets. Deception. Lies.

Can shattered love be mended?






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 Meet Dani René…

Hey darlings,

I am an indie author and freelance graphic designer. I started focusing on writing in January 2015 and after a few fan fiction stories, I decided to publish Ace of Harts; it was my first full length novella. On a daily basis I have a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in my mind. If I am not on Pinterest or Instagram looking for my next muse, you can find me on Twitter or Facebook. So head on over, I love meeting new readers and authors.

When I am in the cave, I am happiest. If you can’t find me sitting behind my trusty MacBook writing about hot alpha males, I am probably drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or wine tasting one of the few hundred wine farms in my home city of Cape Town, in South Africa.

I have an addiction to reading (who doesn’t?), TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. I am constantly looking for a new book to get lost in and new book boyfriend to fall in love with. My favorite authors include – M Never, K Webster, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!

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Sunshine at Christmas, by Krissy V – It’s Here!

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Sunshine At Christmas, by Krissy V

Release date: November 17th 2015
Genre: Holiday/Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Author Krissy V presents the latest novel in the Sunshine Series!
Follow the Sunshine Girls as they go gallivanting on the Austrian mountains.
As always, with these ladies, the fun starts at the airpor …
We follow them as they learn to ski and manoeuvre the slopes…
Along with the local heartthrobs they have for ski instructors…
Will they take the meaning of ‘On the piste’ literally?
Who will lose their heart in Austria?
What trouble will our girls get
Stay tuned!
Step aboard the Sunshine tour!
Take a seat and lose yourself in Sunshine’s world
Get your copy today!!!!
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About Krissy V
I am a mother to two young children, who in turn keep me young. I live in Dublin, Ireland but, I’m originally from South Devon in the UK. I work full time in a pharmacy and write in all my spare time: in my lunch hour, when watching TV at night and anywhere. I have always been interested in reading from a young age and then 2 years ago I was given a kindle as a present and it was the best thing that happened to me. I was able to read lots of books ever week and then I started to write reviews for all the books I read. I took this one step further and started my own facebook page – Sparkling Pink Bookshelf. I intended to upload all of my reviews for the books I read. This was purely for pleasure and then I answered a post on Facebook for someone to read for reviews and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I was reading about 7/8 books a week, the kindle made this achievable. I would read at any opportunity I could, even staying up til the small hours to finish a book. I loved it. Then one day I was asked to beta read a book – I loved this side of it, it was so exciting. I have worked with a number of indie authors and have remained loyal to a few select authors and I beta read all their After a year or more of doing this, I thought maybe I could write some of the stories that were in my head and I just decided to write and see what happened. I wrote about 70% of a story and then saw a post for the NaNoWriMo competition – to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I decided that this was a challenge I wanted to take and the Til Death Us Do Part series was born.
I am always thinking of situations that can be turned into a story and have started a few stories, which in turn will be completed and released to my readers. I love to hear what my readers have to say about my work and please find my links below.
Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy this series of books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
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Cover Reveal! Raven’s Undoing, a Romantic Thriller by Nicky D. White


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Title: Raven’s Undoing

Author: Nicky D. White

Series:  The Snowhaven Series

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Release Date:  September 26, 2015

Tantalizingly Twisted…

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In this sequel to Raven’s Innocence, we follow Raven Pierce to the jolting conclusion of her story as she tries to make sense of events that seem inexplicable. Working to put the past behind her and heal from Grant Alexander’s devastating disappearance, Raven finds comfort in her new and promising relationship with an uncomplicated and chivalrous man.   But before she is able to completely overcome her heartbreak over Grant, the past catches up with her bringing new challenges and more dark secrets.

In this conclusion, we discover if Raven is willing to sacrifice her innocence by betraying her own morals and values and surrender herself to the past, or if all the lies, deception, and poisonous truths have catastrophic consequences for Raven, as she finds herself once again fighting for love in a confusing and dark terrain.




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Nicky grew up in a small town in the Midwest, where she still resides. She has her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She works part of the time in Kansas City and the other part in her hometown. Juggling between family, work, and writing, she stays very busy; never a dull moment. Writing has always been a passion and talent of hers. Her mother was also a writer, but of poetry. Nicky has written her fair share of poems, but the idea of writing a novel is what truly pulled at her heart strings. She started writing Raven’s Innocence last fall, which launched June 27th. Raven’s Undoing is set to launch September 26, 2015.






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Raven Pierce vowed to escape the hot and humid climate of Missouri and never look back. After completing her graduate program, she drags her sun-loving, winter-hating best friend to start a new life in Minnesota with its cold crisp air and blankets of snow. Raven’s main focus is her new career and truly establishing her own identity. The last thing she intends to do as she is building a new life is to fall in love. As her luck would have it, one evening a minor accident sends Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome to her rescue. What starts out as the perfect relationship begins to turn challenging when tragedy strikes and pulls her grief-stricken boyfriend into a dark and unpredictable frame of mind. As a psychologist, it is Raven’s job to help her patients navigate through their own emotional journeys and she’s very good at it. However, when it comes to her own life, her feelings for this new man combined with the unforeseen affliction leave her feeling frustrated and emotionally exhausted. Raven finds herself fighting for love in an unfamiliar, confusing, and sometimes dark terrain.

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Praise for Raven’s Innocence

“There are three types of classifications of books I use 1) I’ll read it because I want to 2) I’ll read it because there is nothing better to do in Prison for the next few years and 3) I need something to start this fire with. This book is by far in the category of reading it not only because I want to, but because every human needs to or they may die a life never quite knowing what they missed.” – Patrick, on Amazon, 5 stars

“It’s full of humor, suspense and yes, even sex. 😉 You won’t be disappointed (except for when it’s over). You’ll want more.” – Dawn L. on Amazon, 5 stars

“Omg this was a awesome book that left me wanting more! It was well written with twists and turns and so much suspense! I could not put it down and I absolutely can not wait for Raven’s Undoing to be published so I can read more! Great job Nicky!” – Shauna on Amazon, 5 stars



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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!)

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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

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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