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Monday, January 18, 2016

Meet Tracy Kincaid and Freeing Lost Souls

FREEING LOST SOULS

By Tracy Kincaid

Book one in The Family Tree Series
Sarah Finny is an artist who prides herself on being a free spirit.
Her job sends her to Gettysburg, where she discovers a powerful connection to the legendary battlefield. While exploring the historical landmark, Sarah comes upon park guide, Bruce Wilks who has injured his leg.
After offering to help him, Sarah develops an unexpected attraction toward Bruce, which threatens her heart as well as, her cherished nomadic way of life. A powerful and mysterious entity brings them together hoping to enlist Sarah and Bruce in finding his own long-lost love and, thereby, freeing lost souls.
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Excerpt

ìHi, Iím Sarah Finny. I believe Bruce Wilks called to set up a costume for me.î
She looks at her computer. As she searches for the order, I look around the shop at tons of Civil War props. God, I wish my dad were here to see all of this. Iíll have to send him a picture of our little group in our costumes. He will freak out when he sees it.
ìAw, here it is. Let me run in the back to get it. Be right back.î She goes into the back room while I browse. I hear the bell over the door ring, and I turn to see Bruce walk in.
ìHey, you,î he announces as he walks over to me and gives me a hug. The hugging is a new thing, but Iím fine with it. I would love to melt into his arms someday.
ìHi, I was just stopping by to get my costume. What are you up to?î
ìSame as you. Figured I had a break from giving tours to swing by and pick up mine.î
ìI thought you had your own.î I laugh.
ìWell, actually I do. I think everyone who has grown up here has had several over the years, but I needed a new one. So I had Mary make me one.î He shrugs.
ìHere you go, Sarah,î Mary states as she comes out of the back. ìOh, hey, Bruce, you here to pick yours up as well?î
ìIf itís ready, I can take it. I was in the area.î
ìSure, give me a second,î Mary says as she lays my costume on the counter then goes off into the back again.
ìSo what are you up to now?î Bruce inquires of me.
ìI thought I would get some lunch. How about you?î
ìWould you like to get some lunch together?î
ìSure, that would be great.î
Mary comes back to the front, holding a bag for Bruce. ìYou two need anything else?î she asks.
ìNo, I think we have everything we need. Thanks again, Mary. See you soon,î Bruce says.
ìNice to meet you, Sarah. Have fun this weekend.î
ìThanks, Mary.î
After getting our costumes, we put them in our cars then walk to a little sandwich shop on the corner. We get a table outside since itís such a nice day.
ìSo, what is it that we do at this reenactment?î I ask.
ìYou will be at one of the hospitals they have set up in town. Youíll be pretending to be a nurse. Iíll be in the Wheatfield, at least during the battle. We just do what they instruct us to do. Itís really easy, actually.î
ìSo who decided what weíre doing?î I ask because I find it strange that Iím to be a nurse.
ìActually, the Historical Society works with the genealogy people. If some of the re-enactors had family in the war, then they base their roles on that. For instance, since Edward Wilks was wounded in the Wheatfield, that is where Iíll be. You, on the other hand, are a woman, not that there is anything wrong with that.î He grins. ìBut since you had a nurse in the war, they thought the best place for you was the hospital.î
ìI guess that makes sense.î
ìThose who didnít have anyone in the war fill in where needed. Itís a whole production, really. I just do what they say.î
ìIt does sound interesting. I havenít seen you around much. What have you been up to?î I ask.
ìTourist season. Why, you miss me?î he teases.
ìOf course. I thought you were my own personal tour guide. I didnít think I had to share you with anyone,î I tease back.
ìHow about I take you out before the craziness starts?î
ìSure, when?î
ìThat depends on what youíd like to do. Are you sick of the Civil War stuff yet? If so, we can go somewhere outside of town and catch a movie or dancing. Or we can stay in town and enjoy the festivities.î
ìYou dance?î I laugh.
ìIíve been known to cut a rug now and then.î He feigns being hurt.
ìWell, I canít dance worth a damn except what we were doing at the concert, but that really wasnít dancing, so how about the stuff in town?î
ìSure, itís actually not so bad. They have a festival that starts tonight. Itís your typical county fair type stuff, too much deep fried food, carnival rides, the whole nine yards.î
ìSounds like fun. So when are we going?î I wonder if that is how he sees it.
ìIím taking a few days off, so if you donít have anything pressing tomorrow, we could go tonight.î
ìItís a date, then?î I wish, crossing my fingers like I used to do when I was a kid, hoping something would go my way.
ìItís a date if you want it to be. No pressure.î He looks at me and blushes.
ìNo worries. I was wondering when you were going to ask me out on a real date.î
ìReally? I had no idea.î He smiles, showing those adorable dimples.
ìI thought I gave you enough hints. Guess Iím out of practice.î
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Tracy Kincaid

Tracy Kincaid is a native Southern California girl who recently transplanted to South Western Pennsylvania. A wife and mother of three. When she is not writing you can find her reading or crafting. She enjoys the outdoors, whether it be working in the garden or hanging out with family and friends. ìChanging Livesî is her debut novel.
Author contact links: Website: www.tkincaidauthor.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/tracykincaidauthor Twitter: @tkincaidauthor


  Book one in The Family Tree Series

Sarah Finny is an artist who prides herself on being a free spirit.
Her job sends her to Gettysburg, where she discovers a powerful connection to the legendary battlefield. While exploring the historical landmark, Sarah comes upon park guide, Bruce Wilks who has injured his leg.
After offering to help him, Sarah develops an unexpected attraction toward Bruce, which threatens her heart as well as, her cherished nomadic way of life. A powerful and mysterious entity brings them together hoping to enlist Sarah and Bruce in finding his own long-lost love and, thereby, freeing lost souls.
* * *

Excerpt

ìHi, Iím Sarah Finny. I believe Bruce Wilks called to set up a costume for me.î
She looks at her computer. As she searches for the order, I look around the shop at tons of Civil War props. God, I wish my dad were here to see all of this. Iíll have to send him a picture of our little group in our costumes. He will freak out when he sees it.
ìAw, here it is. Let me run in the back to get it. Be right back.î She goes into the back room while I browse. I hear the bell over the door ring, and I turn to see Bruce walk in.
ìHey, you,î he announces as he walks over to me and gives me a hug. The hugging is a new thing, but Iím fine with it. I would love to melt into his arms someday.
ìHi, I was just stopping by to get my costume. What are you up to?î
ìSame as you. Figured I had a break from giving tours to swing by and pick up mine.î
ìI thought you had your own.î I laugh.
ìWell, actually I do. I think everyone who has grown up here has had several over the years, but I needed a new one. So I had Mary make me one.î He shrugs.
ìHere you go, Sarah,î Mary states as she comes out of the back. ìOh, hey, Bruce, you here to pick yours up as well?î
ìIf itís ready, I can take it. I was in the area.î
ìSure, give me a second,î Mary says as she lays my costume on the counter then goes off into the back again.
ìSo what are you up to now?î Bruce inquires of me.
ìI thought I would get some lunch. How about you?î
ìWould you like to get some lunch together?î
ìSure, that would be great.î
Mary comes back to the front, holding a bag for Bruce. ìYou two need anything else?î she asks.
ìNo, I think we have everything we need. Thanks again, Mary. See you soon,î Bruce says.
ìNice to meet you, Sarah. Have fun this weekend.î
ìThanks, Mary.î
After getting our costumes, we put them in our cars then walk to a little sandwich shop on the corner. We get a table outside since itís such a nice day.
ìSo, what is it that we do at this reenactment?î I ask.
ìYou will be at one of the hospitals they have set up in town. Youíll be pretending to be a nurse. Iíll be in the Wheatfield, at least during the battle. We just do what they instruct us to do. Itís really easy, actually.î
ìSo who decided what weíre doing?î I ask because I find it strange that Iím to be a nurse.
ìActually, the Historical Society works with the genealogy people. If some of the re-enactors had family in the war, then they base their roles on that. For instance, since Edward Wilks was wounded in the Wheatfield, that is where Iíll be. You, on the other hand, are a woman, not that there is anything wrong with that.î He grins. ìBut since you had a nurse in the war, they thought the best place for you was the hospital.î
ìI guess that makes sense.î
ìThose who didnít have anyone in the war fill in where needed. Itís a whole production, really. I just do what they say.î
ìIt does sound interesting. I havenít seen you around much. What have you been up to?î I ask.
ìTourist season. Why, you miss me?î he teases.
ìOf course. I thought you were my own personal tour guide. I didnít think I had to share you with anyone,î I tease back.
ìHow about I take you out before the craziness starts?î
ìSure, when?î
ìThat depends on what youíd like to do. Are you sick of the Civil War stuff yet? If so, we can go somewhere outside of town and catch a movie or dancing. Or we can stay in town and enjoy the festivities.î
ìYou dance?î I laugh.
ìIíve been known to cut a rug now and then.î He feigns being hurt.
ìWell, I canít dance worth a damn except what we were doing at the concert, but that really wasnít dancing, so how about the stuff in town?î
ìSure, itís actually not so bad. They have a festival that starts tonight. Itís your typical county fair type stuff, too much deep fried food, carnival rides, the whole nine yards.î
ìSounds like fun. So when are we going?î I wonder if that is how he sees it.
ìIím taking a few days off, so if you donít have anything pressing tomorrow, we could go tonight.î
ìItís a date, then?î I wish, crossing my fingers like I used to do when I was a kid, hoping something would go my way.
ìItís a date if you want it to be. No pressure.î He looks at me and blushes.
ìNo worries. I was wondering when you were going to ask me out on a real date.î
ìReally? I had no idea.î He smiles, showing those adorable dimples.
ìI thought I gave you enough hints. Guess Iím out of practice.î


* * *

Tracy Kincaid

Tracy Kincaid is a native Southern California girl who recently transplanted to South Western Pennsylvania. A wife and mother of three. When she is not writing you can find her reading or crafting. She enjoys the outdoors, whether it be working in the garden or hanging out with family and friends. ìChanging Livesî is her debut novel.
Author contact links:
Website:
www.tkincaidauthor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tracykincaidauthor
Twitter: @tkincaidauthor

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Secret Realm's New Year's Blog Hop & Giveaway



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I got together with a few friends who wanted to share our love of stories featuring musicians and came up with this anthology I'd like to introduce you to. What better way to start the year off than reading about hot sex, drugs, mayhem and rock and roll. Below you'll find a synopsis for all the stories in the anthology. At the end of which there is a question for a GIVEAWAY! A commenter with the correct answer to the question below will be chosen on January 6th.  Rock On! GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!! Thank you everyone for participating.

Beautifully Destroyed- Beautifully Series 
by Gracie Wilson 
~Even something once destroyed can be beautiful again

Synopsis

Life can take you by surprise, it can also put you through hell. My fate was never my own to deal with. It was ruined before I even had a chance. It was a rough start and it hasn’t gotten much better. Hiding behind the walls of my room is how I get through each day. Destroyed doesn’t even begin to describe the way my life has been.
Finally, I get away and things are looking up. Of course nothing can go right and some things are just too much to bear. In comes the one thing I can’t have. I’ve read so many books and I know the drill. Rock stars and musicians are not for me. I can’t hide when they are always in the light. Something about him makes me want to step into that light, though.
He is constantly bringing me to new levels and places I could never imagine. The secrets I’ve tried to keep to myself are breaking into my new life. Having him around is helping but the outside world ruins us as well. I either have to take the chance and let him in or push him away once and for all. Every time I pull away he is right back here pushing his way back in. He is relentless, he is everything I shouldn’t have. Those secrets I tried to keep hidden begin to surface, bringing havoc to our lives.
The world so desperately wants to keep us apart and I might just let it to keep my secrets. Do I sit back and let the world pass me by or do I finally let those wounds heal and have the life he thinks I deserve?


The Prison Guard’s Son- Young Guns Book 1 
by LaVerne Thompson writing as Ursula Sinclair
~ I can only be who I am

Synopsis

I can only be who I am.

Pike ~ I never knew my mother. I tell people she died shortly after I was born, that stops any more questions. So I don’t have to say she was a convicted felon who died while in prison. Nor do I have to talk about the fact that my father was one of her guards. He raised me as best he could. The one thing I never had or wanted was a family, he was family enough. The only other thing I ever needed was my music. I never pretended to be anything other than what I am, but then she entered my life and my music suffered. I needed to be someone else, anyone else or I could never have her. She could never know the truth about me or I wouldn’t be there to save her.  
                                                                 
Eryn ~ I never knew my father. Growing up in a large extended family, I was never alone. I just grew up without a father. He died before I was born and while I always had adult male relatives to help guide me, I still missed him. He never even knew of my existence, but I felt his presence everyday of my life. His legacy helped shape me. Then I heard this voice one day, singing with such a soul deep loneliness. I had to respond. But when I did, he turned my world upside down.


When Karma comes to Call 
by Shyla Colt 
~ What you give out is what you get back

Synopsis
Rock singer Karma Good is looking to make a comeback after a battle with cocaine addiction and a long stint in rehab. Rebuilding her once prosperous career proves to be harder than she anticipated when a late night recording session turns bloody. After witnessing the murder of her crew, she narrowly escapes with her life and runs to the first person she can find for help.
After months working on a situation for a club up north, nomad Arsen Smarts is ready for a good time. He’s on his way to the clubhouse to party when trouble throws itself into his path. The steely determination in the girl’s brown eyes earns his respect. Moved, he decides to help her. But he’ll have to win the club’s approval first.
Add the sexy blonde, Chase, to the mix and who knows what will happen.

Urban Legends 
by Leanore Elliott
~ Let it burn until the fire is out

Synopsis
“Let It Burn Till The Fire Is Out”
A brother and sister, Morrison & Swade form a band in their teens. They both come from a long line of musicians & gypsies. Their wayward rock band life has led Morrison to a dangerous turn and Swade to all kinds of temptations.
Competing in the world of Rock bands can consume your life and the ups and downs might consume your soul.
When Swade meets up with Vale who rocked her world in high school, she remembers the burn from a lost love. Only now, Vale is a rock star and still makes her feel the fire. Should she put that blaze out or let it burn?

Scorpion Tail (Part 1)
by Yvonne Nicolas
~ Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll… and MURDER

Synopsis
Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll… and Murder
Four unlikely individuals come together and form the indie band, “Scorpion Tail”. Their wild, rebellious sound and dark lyrics thrust them into stardom in a small town in Georgia.
When a heinous murder is committed during one of their concerts, it puts the band under an unwanted spotlight. Because of their troubled pasts, they dread what the bad publicity will bring, but it doesn’t stop them from rocking on.
They gain the attention of Toshiro Matsuda, a tenacious detective from Japan, who is determined to link them to the crime.
Scorpion Tail’s lead singer, MonaLisa, has plans to throw him off his A-game to protect the band. In a turn of events, she finds herself attracted to him. But, if she gives in, Toshiro may uncover the secrets she keep.
While Toshiro was never one to fall for seduction, there is something about the sassy rock star that intrigues him. However, he is not the only who has his eyes set on her.
Will Toshiro be able to catch the killer, before MonaLisa is added to the death list?

Damaged 
by Charisma Knight
~Demons, dragons and dream

Synopsis
Ex musician Robert Jackson quit his band, Meticulous Thunder to save his relationship. Now he owes his fiancée, Jade an explanation for his strange actions, but how can he explain the dark secret he’s been hiding? Ghosts continue to haunt him from his painful past and out of desperation, he makes a decision that could push her away forever if he isn’t careful.
Jade can’t help but to be suspicious of Robert. Her emotions get the best of her when she realizes there’s so much more to her fiancée than meets the eye. For the longest time she’d been in denial, but now she must face the truth. Robert’s crazy behavior and hasty decisions leads her to believe there’s another woman involved and she knows for sanity’s sake, she must make some major adjustments in her life or suffer a broken heart. Can Robert and Jade recover their damaged relationship before it’s too late?

Opening Interlude (Interlude Series) 
by L.M. Pruitt
~ What do you do when love isn’t enough?

Synopsis
Miles Warren has spent his entire life chasing two dreams. One is marrying his childhood sweetheart. The second is singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center.
But people change. So do dreams. And Miles will have to let go of both for a shot at stardom.
There are no opening acts in love.


Melodee 
by Angela Kay Austin
~ A Song for Nora

Synopsis
Melodee King loved few people. One left her when she was a child, one died, and the other she left in Memphis, TN. Her plan was simple, put Memphis in her rearview mirror and only stop through for an occasional plate of Memphis BBQ.
Riley Walker loved one woman, and one woman only. When she left, he went after her. Six months, he waited. She never spent enough days in the city or with him to give him a chance. That’s all he needed. All he wanted was one moment to love her again.
With a river of pain and tears between them, will Melodee and Riley ever be able to find the harmony between lyrics and music again?


The Reason Why. Breathless Series 
by Izzibella Beau
~ Everybody has one…a reason why.

Synopsis
What happens when you think you’ve met the man of your wildest dreams, only to find out that there is no way ever, in any shape of form, that he wanted any sort of relationship with you? Do you walk away or do you fight for the first time for something in your life that actually feels right?
Alabama’s life hadn’t been easy. She was born to an unwed mother, who couldn’t even remember Alabama’s daddy’s name, and top it all off her momma never took the time to stop partying to raise her the way a southern girl should be raised.
After being teased by school mates for twelve years of her life, about how her momma acted and the fact that she was named after the state she lived in, Alabama was going to college. Well, that all changed when her momma got arrested and the judge sentenced her to rehabilitation for eighteen months. Being without a house, money, or any family, Alabama was sent to live with her momma’s friend in North Carolina.
This was a brand new start, in a brand new state, brand new town, and a brand new college. No one here knew who she was or where she came from. She was free to do what she wanted for the first time ever in her life, falling in love just happened to be one of those first time things.
Alabama feel in love with two boys, brothers and the sons of the one she was sent to live with to be exact. One she loved as her best friend the other she loved because he stole away every breath she took.
Joshua and Hunter were as opposite as night and day. Joshua was the conservative brother who was a southern gentleman, and Hunter, well he put the word ‘bad’ in bad boy rocker.
Hunter had more problems than he had solutions. He just wanted to get on with his life, get his recording contract going once more, and live the life he’d always wanted. He never expected to have these feelings again, ones that made everything else take a back seat in his life except for the girl, ones that made him loose control, and ones that had the possibility of ruining his life once again. These feelings couldn’t be happening again, especially not with his mom’s new pet project, Alabama. 
Alabama loved Joshua, he was her confidant and best friend, but she wasn’t in love with him. She loved Hunter, but just because you love someone doesn’t mean they are going to love you back.
Should Alabama play it safe and stay with Joshua and never having that great feeling of longing, wanting, and desire? Or should she take a chance, maybe get her heart broken on the one that rocked her world inside and out and made her completely, utterly…breathless.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Featured Post- Meet The Men of Mayhem

Sometimes the line between good and bad simply depends which side you’re on…

Good guys can have unsavory secrets, while so-called criminals can live by a code of ethics rivaling that of any law enforcement agency. Bending the law for money, power, or revenge is one thing, but what if you’re bending it for your family—for love?

Who would choose to become involved with a man who walks on the dark side…

Some men will go to any lengths, legal or not, and make no apologies to protect their way of life and all they hold dear. But you don’t always choose who you love, and sometimes you just have to decide if you’re bold enough to risk it all and go along for the ride.

Thirteen masterful authors come together to present Men of Mayhem.

Compelling stories of loyalty and passion, love and lust, in which the moral and ethical lines are blurred, and call into question the notions of right and wrong.

What could be more exciting than taking a leap of faith…and landing in the arms of the last man you’d expect—but the only one who truly makes you feel alive?

What if your road to happiness leads to…

 Men of Mayhem
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Amy Rachiele – “Enforcing Fate”
Amy Rachiele is a widowed military spouse who spent many years volunteering and on staff for the Army National Guard and Department of Veteran Affairs with family support, family readiness, as well as, families of the Fallen. Amy devoted 10 years to teaching at-risk students in the Providence School System. She holds a Master's degree from Rhode Island College in English and Secondary Education. Besides writing, she is a reader, tea-er, shifter-lovin’, Sci-fi junkie, who enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and traveling. Amy lives in Massachusetts with her son.

Ashlee Taylor – “How We Came To Be”
Ashlee Taylor has always loved to read. She was practically born with a book in hand. She even wrote short stories and vignettes for fun at age eleven. 

As she grew up reading was put to the side but the book Fifty Shades of Grey brought back the love of the written word. Swallowing every book she could get her hands on while befriending authors. Eventually becoming a beta reader and helping authors work out critical scenes and plot progressions. 

Through this process, Ashlee decided to write the stories in her head.

Douglas Esper – “A Late Night Bang”
For a man as nonathletic as Douglas Esper is, he sure enjoys juggling. Well, juggling projects anyway. Writer, blogger, musician, producer, and scotch drinker, Douglas always has something to do. His recent publishing credits include a novel, A Life of Inches (Limitless Publishing), a short story, My Wife’s Favorite (Scout Media), an essay, It’s Just a Bag of Peanuts (AHTI publishing), and a collection of songs with the band Indoria titled, There’s a Gleam (ApproachingStorm records). Douglas is currently ghostwriting a book with rock vocalist Chuck Mosley and editing his second novel, a suspense thriller titled, In the Watershed.





EJ Fechenda – “Drago”
E.J. Fechenda has lived in Philadelphia, Phoenix and now calls Portland, Maine home where she is a wife, stepmom, and pet parent all while working full time. Crazy is how she likes it. She has a degree in Journalism from Temple University and her short stories have been published in Suspense Magazine, the 2010 and 2011 Aspiring Writers Anthologies, and in the Indies Unlimited 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology. In addition to writing The New Mafia Trilogy, she is working on The Ghosts Stories Trilogy. E.J. is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and co-founder of the fiction reading series, “Lit: Readings & Libations” which is held semi-quarterly in Portland.

Ginger Ring – “Madison's Mobster”
Ginger Ring is an eclectic, Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, traveling, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.

JL Drake – “Code of Silence”
J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she's not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

JL Beck – “Infringe”
J.L. Beck is the best selling author of numerous books including Indebted, Inevitable, Invincible, and The Bittersweet Series. She's best known for weaving a tale, that ends with your mouth hanging open, and your hands gripping the edge of your seat.

She's a no holds bar author who enjoys spending time with her husband of seven years, three year old hellion, and Hatchi the fur baby. She calls Wisconsin home, but loves to travel. In her free time you can catch her watching bad reality tv, cooking, reading books, or spending time outdoors.

Elle Raven – “Calabrese”
Elle Raven is an Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an ‘actress’ and always the star.


Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can’t read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one.



Elle’s books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.



Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.


Lisa Cardiff – “Gian”
After spending years practicing law and a million other things, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.
@lcardiff_author

Marita Hansen – “Vincenzo”
NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. At the moment I'm living in Singapore, but will be back in New Zealand next year, possibly earlier.
SPORTS: As a teen my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now I stick to running and have completed a marathon.
CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.
FAVOURITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.
BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself!
STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.

Mia Hoddell – “One Shot”
#1 Amazon bestselling author, Mia Hoddell, lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder and Not Enough.

Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs.

Sara Schoen – “Fatal Attraction”
Sara Schoen is 20 years old college student studying biology and environmental science. She started writing in middle school, but didn't dedicate to it until high school. She published her wattpad book, Amber Alert, at 19 in November of 2014. She's spent years prior writing a spy series which released the first book in July, and many stand alone books, but for now school is a main priority. You can still find her on wattpad account under xxnightstripexx communicating with fans and other young authors on the site. She hopes to inspire others that dreams can come true at any age, you just have to chase after what you want.

Soraya Naomi – “For Cesare”
I was born in South America in 1984 and raised in Europe where I presently reside with my fiancé.

I read many genres but favor intense, dark, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or boundaries. I also adore forbidden love tales and have an odd fascination with kidnapping romances. No, I don’t secretly want to be kidnapped, though!

I have a passionate obsession with the written word and indulge in chocolate pastries much too often.

My debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was released on July 26, 2014. I’m honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.