Ellen Cross

Welcome to my world, where the covers are hot, the stories hotter...and the Romance is on the Wild Side.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holly's Healing is at "The Book Blurb" today!!

Thank you to Lynn Crain and The Book Blurb for sharing my new release today!
Why not hop on over and have a look at the site? It's fun, it's informative, and full of great reads!


Friday, November 30, 2012

New Book Trailer Holly's Healing is available from December 15, 2012 at http://www.extasybooks.com/hollys-healing/

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour!

1. What is the working title of your book?

Holly's Healing


Available December 2012 from EXtasy Books

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

My husband has struggled his whole life with a disability. I have shared the pain, humiliation, and daily struggle he has battled through, to maintain a normal life. I wanted to write a story that showed how much a person's life could change all in the blink of an eye--that you should never take your good fortune for granted. And most of all, I wanted to express how love can break through any barrier...if just given the chance.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Holly's Healing, is an Interracial Holiday Ménage Romance Novella.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Holly - Kate Beckinsale. She is not only very beautiful, but she has an inner strength and light, which makes her appear almost ethereal at times in the roles she plays.

Wade - Jason Momoa. The man oozes the strength and an almost arrogant attitude that Wade expresses to a T.

Dean - I actually modelled Dean after the image of Tyson Beckford. It only took one look at a picture someone posted on facebook of Tyson, and my mind was set. He had the perfect look for Dean.


5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

They're everything she has ever wanted. But to get them, she just has to do the near impossible first.


6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Holly's Healing Will be released by EXtasy Books in December 2012.


7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Once the idea too root and I started writing, the whole novella was written within two weeks. I normally take quite a lot longer to write a book, but the flow of this one seemed almost out of my hands. Once I started to type, time seemed to lose all meaning, and before I knew it, I had spent hours working on it without stopping.


8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I know of no other like it. While there are a plethora of ménage romances on the market,  I know of no other that involve interracial siblings, or with a disability thrown into the mix.


9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My husband. His inner strength has both awed, and inspired me many times. Because his disability isn't visible, he has had to endure the extra burden of being judged by his appearance. Just because a person may seem whole and capable to the eye, does not mean that they truly are, within. On the flip side, a person who may seem completely incapable, may have more strength and ability than you know.


10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

Throughout Holly's Healing, it is quite obvious straight away that Holly has a disability. An accident leaves her not only scarred and struggling, but her whole life is turned up-side down as a result. Her perfect life is left behind, as she learns to cope with her new daily life with her impediment as her only company. While her disability is physical, she still has enough spirit to give Wade and Dean a piece of her mind.

Dean on the other hand also has his own disability. His however is tightly confined within the recesses of his mind. Left living a shell of a life due to a childhood trauma that has left its mark on his mind, he cannot even bear to think of getting close to a woman without his brother's help.

Holly's Healing is the story of how Holly, Dean, and Wade overcome the barriers standing in the way of them all, and come out the other side completely different people.


Due to unforseen circumstances, all three of my follow on authors, have had to pull from the Blog Tour. While regrettable, that is just life. I wish them all the best as they sort through their busy lives :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Blogaversary Mega Giveaway

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!

It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning something. :)

A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

Here are some simple rules to remember when entering.
  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. only
  • ecopies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize if you're one of the winners of the contest!! You will only have 24 hours to pick your prize and return your choice in an email or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Want to meet an amazing new/upcoming author? Please drop by and "LIKE" C.L. Pardington's page at the following link.....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Author Interview with C.L. Pardington

Want a free copy of my new release, "Last Chances"? Join me tomorrow at my author interview with CL Pardington, and go into the draw! Ask questions, chat, or just post a comment and you are entered automatically.
Link goes live FROM 8:00am EST - 11:59 EST.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Last Chances is now available at Amazon!

How can Garrick love her when she carries another man's babies? And can Jen get past her grief enough to let him in?
Click here to go to Amazon.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Last Chances - released 1st October 2012

New Release - Last Chances

By: Ellen Cross

Contemporary Erotic Romance MF

When Jen agreed to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, she never thought she would be left pregnant with twins, and alone. A tragic accident claims her sister's life, and sends Jen into a spiral of grief.
Garrick has battled cance
r and won. The fight to save his family's company however, is something he can't possibly succeed in.
Fate steps in and brings Jen and Garrick together for a single night. Can they find happiness in each other's arms, or is their meeting just too painful to bear?


She smiled to herself as she watched his reactions to her words. Too often she had seen men smile and flirt, only to run away with their tails between their legs once they realized she was pregnant. Hell, she wasn't even after a relationship, only a friend. But obviously that was even too much for the average male. Not Garrick, though. The trembles in his hands, and the way he looked at the little foot poking out near her ribs left no doubt in her mind that he was in total awe of her condition.

"I…" Garrick cleared his throat. "I've never seen or felt a pregnant woman's belly before. I mean sure, I've seen them walking down the street and such, but never like this."

Giggling, Jen couldn't help but remark, "Well, I'm not making such a great example for your first one, then. I'm afraid that stretch marks are not a good look on a belly this big. But not long to go and I'll have my body back."

Garrick must not have found the funny side to her words, because his smile fell as he knelt down beside her and placed his hands back on her bared taunt, yet soft skin.

"Are you kidding me, Jen? This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, and these marks," he ran a finger over her bump, tracing the few stretch marks she had that ran near her flattened belly button, "are something to be proud of. They show that your body has given life…not something everyone is capable of." As he spoke those last words, he dropped his hands, his head bowing low so that she could no longer see his face as he stood up and backed away.

"I'm sorry. I shouldn't be touching you like that… I have no right." He turned away from her and started to walk away.

"I'll, ah, let you get dressed and then we can go out for dinner somewhere, or whatever you are more comfortable with." He stalked away, grabbing his bag from where he had placed it next to hers and headed straight into the bedroom, closing the sliding doors as he went.

Available now at: http://www.extasybooks.com/last-chances/

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