Jan 21, 2014

Ringing in the New Year with Ella Jade!


Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.


Find Me



A love that transcends time…

As her 25th birthday approaches, Riley Sparrow begins to dream of a handsome, intriguing stranger. Each night the dreams get more intense and the stranger starts leaving her clues to his whereabouts. The dreams always end in a whisper…

Find Me.

Riley has denied her birthright her entire life. She descends from a strong line of witches and warlocks, but she's refused her powers up until now. With the help of her estranged grandfather she learns that her mystery man is from the past and his life is in danger. Will her grandfather help her travel back to 1963 to save the man she believes she's meant to be with? A man she knows nothing about but feels a strong connection to.

If she finds him, can she save him from the evil that haunts them both? By securing his past, she knows there can never be a future for them in her time.
Content Warning: contains sensual sex scenes

Excerpt

Riley closed her eyes and let the heat of the water engulf her tired muscles. Resting her head against the bath pillow, she cleared her mind. The steam seeped out from the bubbles and swirled around the room. Soon the mirror and windows were fogged and a scented mist surrounded the bathroom, creating a relaxing atmosphere. A week’s worth of sleepless nights had taken their toll and Riley drifted off.

The squeak of the faucet and the silence that followed distracted her tranquil thoughts. She opened her eyes to find him sitting on the edge of the tub looking at her. For a moment, she felt self-conscious. She glanced down and discovered her body covered in thick, white bubbles. He couldn’t see anything but the tops of her shoulders, neck, and face.

“Sorry,” he said. “I was afraid the water would overflow.”

“Am I awake?”

He shook his head. She noted his green eyes sparkled even in the dim lighting of the bathroom.

“Well, then how—”

“It’s complicated.” His thin, pink lips formed a small smile. “I can’t explain now.”

“Why not?”

“There isn’t enough time to make you understand while you’re in your current state. We need much more time. You can get that for us.”

“Are you real or am I crazy?”

“I’m very real, just stuck between realms. I’ve been waiting for you for a long time.” He slid off the side of the tub and knelt down on the floor. “I’m afraid I can’t stay very long. I keep trying to figure out how to increase the length of my visits but nothing seems to work.”

“I don’t know you.”

“You will.” He reached for the clip in her hair. “May I?”

She nodded.

Once he’d freed her hair from its confines, he smoothed the damp locks out with his hand. “I like when you wear it down. It’s so pretty.” He continued to stroke her hair. “You’re just as beautiful as I remember.”

“How do you know me?” She shifted her position to face him. She breathed in his crisp scent. He smelled of spice, maybe a hint of cinnamon.

“I…” He trailed off when his gaze caught her exposed breasts. He looked lost in a distant memory.

When she’d turned to face him she’d upset the bubbles shielding her. Her nipples hardened as she watched him take in her flesh. She no longer felt embarrassed.

“I have to go.”

“You keep leaving me. I don’t like it.” Each time he left, he took a small piece of her with him.

“That’s why you need to find me.” He leaned forward. “I know you can. You’re very powerful.” He brushed his lips against her mouth. A rush of warmth coursed through her and settled between her legs. “Find me, Riley.” He kissed the corner of her mouth, lingering a second longer than usual. She took the opportunity to run her tongue along his soft lips. “Find me now.”
“How?” She wanted more than anything to find this man. “What do I need to do?”

“Tucker…” he whispered.

“What?”


Riley slipped off the bath pillow and under the cold water. She quickly sat up and looked around. The bubbles had evaporated into the freezing water.
Did she turn the faucet off? Or did…

I must be crazy.

She thought for a moment. Her mystery man had left her a big clue tonight. Now she needed to figure out what Tucker Sparrow had to do with any of this. It looked as if she would be paying a visit to a man she hadn’t seen in a decade.


CODE WORD: Found


Blog Post


2014 already? How did that happen? My oldest baby is going to be 14. Wasn’t he just 4? Time really does have a way of getting lost, doesn’t it? I believe you have to go with it and enjoy each day as it comes. As I’m getting older I’m becoming more of a live-in-the-moment kind of girl. It seems to be working.

I have lots planned for the upcoming year. My readers will be happy to know that I have a busy first three months. I’m fortunate to have a book releasing in January, February and March. I’m currently working on two WIPs and I’m outlining two more books. I have plans to write books in each of my series as well. I’m hoping this is going to be my most prolific year as an author.

I’m also excited to be attending two conferences as a Featured Author in the upcoming months. In February I’ll be at the Tasty Authors Con in Wilmington, NC and in August I’ll be at Authors After Dark in Charlotte, NC. 

I look forward to meeting many new readers who share the passion and the love I do for the written word. I hope you’ll look me up and get lost in my words. I love connecting with all of you.



Behind the Scenes


Ø How did you come up with the title?

The book starts out as a dream. The main character has a sexy stranger appear in her subconscious mind. When she wakes up she’s left with the feeling that its all very real. He always ends the dream as a whisper... Find Me.
It made sense that the title should be Find Me.

Ø Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, I do. This may be the first time in my life where I can actually see it happening. I’ve always dreamed of it but even when I published my first book in 2011 I wasn’t sure writing was the path I should take. Being an author takes lots of patience and dedication. I’m very lucky to have picked up a loyal following who make it possible for me to do what I love.
Ø Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I’ve been a writer my whole life. The stories, plots and characters have always played out in my head. I have more books full of ideas, dialog and character profiles. There aren’t enough hours in the day to create everything I have planned. When I discovered the eBooks industry I knew it was something I had to try.
Ø Why do you write?

It’s who I am. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’m miserable when I have to skip a day or two.

Ø What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

Find Me is my first paranormal romance so that was very different for me. It was fun creating this alternate world but hard keeping it all straight and not confusing the reader. It’s a time travel romance so that can be tricky in itself. This book took me longer than usual to write but I’m really proud of the outcome. I hope the readers enjoy what I’ve come up with.


Flash Round

 What is your most cherished possession?
 My laptop

 How do you feel about being the center of attention?
I’m not very good at it. I’m pretty reclusive.

How do you feel, generally, about the opposite sex?
I have a husband and two boys so I’d say I really like boys!

What is your worst habit?
Second guessing everything.

Do you have any irrational fears or phobias?
 I obsess over lots of things. I have to learn to let go and let things just play out.

What are you the most hopeless at?
Wrapping presents. I can’t measure the paper. Thank goodness for gift bags.



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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! Love the excerpt!

    debbie_raddatz@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Deb :) I had fun writing this one.

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  2. This book sounds really really good! It will definitely be one that I add to my Kindle! Thanks for being part of this hop! I'm LOVING it!

    tammyfaris1966@gmail.com

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  3. I have not read any of your books as of yet. However, I have just added you to my to be read list. :)
    cathyleehart@yahoo.com

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  4. Love finding new to me authors when I do these hops.
    diamer13@yahoo.com

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  5. New author, can't wait to read your books.
    goalilemom0049(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much. Laurie. I love connecting with new readers ;)

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