Ellie Eden

Romantic Suspense

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Welcome! Lets Tackle the Romantic Suspense Readers’ Eternal Question

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It’s the romantic suspense readers’ eternal question. Do they consider the exciting content of the book? Nope. They take one look and ask: Where did they get that hot guy on the cover? As an example, here is a cover of my newly released ebook. Cute guy, yeah? Hot. Great body and definitely has that bad boy look. But check out the sweet mouth. Surely he’s not all bad. Works for me!


When my novel reached the Etopia Press Production Department, I was asked to describe the hero to the cover designer. Well, I know how my hero looks—he’s hot—but the cover designer’s idea of a hot guy could be totally different. Tony, the hero of Letting Evil In, is a hot federal agent in Rio. He’s Italian-Brazilian. So I went on a grueling assignment. I searched images of hot Italian actors. And I found Luca Argentero. It was love at first sight. Here he is:


And here he is again. Image

They probably couldn’t exactly feature that one on the cover…
The Etopia Press cover designers went ahead and found their own hot guy anyway. I love him too. I’ve had a lot of readers’ ask how the publishers found him. But unfortunately where he hangs out is a publisher’s secret. If I find him I’ll let you know.

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Here is my interview with Ellie Eden

Great interview – thank you Author Interviews 🙂


Name Ellie Eden

Where are you from

I live in Hawaii with my husband and two daughters and a son.  I was born in South Africa and left there in my early 20s to travel. I never returned although I visited every two years. We’ve lived in Australia and California. I like them all. Hawaii is very beautiful and I like the scenery, temperature and the hiking, swimming and outdoor life here.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc  

I went to a convent school in South Africa. We had an excellent education when it came to reading and understanding literature. My maths was non-existent. I told my daughter once that I was always getting into trouble with the nuns. She was delighted and said, “Oh! What did you do.”  I said, whenever I was bored I would cross my legs and wiggle my foot up and down. She thought that was…

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So glad Etopia Press agreed to change the title of my book. I actually wanted them to remove the gun but they decided not to. I tried a marketing survey and 90% of people looking at the book are men. Which is not really the audience although the two men who reviewed it said they enjoyed it. I still like the bad boy on the cover. Just thought it might be better if he looked a bit less threatening! Anyway – what do you think of new title FLIRTING WITH DANGER?

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Paramour for the Devil – A Darkly Erotic New Romance by Savannah Hill




New Darkly Erotic Romance from Savannah Hill

Darkly erotic. Supremely powerful.

Haley Hawthorne is a witch. She shuns her paranormal gifts, instead escaping into a mundane, reclusive life as an accountant for her Uncle Eli’s firm. Five years earlier, Haley was kidnapped by Raden, brother of Lucifer, and held captive as his personal sex slave. She escaped but still bears the scars, both physical and emotional. Now she’s turned away from both magic and sex, and she’s certain nothing will ever bring those lost things back into her life…

Damian, son to Lucifer, has renounced his right to the throne of Hell and has become a soldier for Adversus, hunting evil supernatural creatures on Earth. Unfortunately, he’s powerless to witches, and this witch can read his mind. He can’t decide what is more dangerous—the irresistible attraction he feels for her, or the intoxicating peace she gives him. One thing is certain, they both share a tortured past.

After Damian rescues her from an attack by monstrous djinn, Haley discovers the dangerously seductive soldier has secrets of his own. One of them is the collection of whips, ropes, handcuffs, and a leather riding crops he keeps locked away, though he refuses to show her his “Master” side. But when her trust in him grows, she finds herself increasingly intrigued by all the kinky things he’s hiding. But Damian has been given a new mission to kill a monster. A monster that turns out to be her uncle…

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New book by bestselling author Elsa Winckler!

New book by bestselling author Elsa Winckler!

Zoe Sutherland can’t stand the pushy, arrogant architect David Cavallo. He was just too damn sure of himself, too handsome, too…everything. Maneuvered into working as the interior decorator on his latest project, a glamorous new hotel, Zoe can’t keep her mind on the job. And worse, the strange man won’t give her access to the hotel’s floor plans. How is she supposed to finish the design when she doesn’t have the plans? And when the obnoxious man distracts her with every smoldering look, every touch…

David has one goal: get rid of the pesky interior designer. Since he’s been forced into close proximity with the beautiful Zoe, everything’s gone downhill. And to make matters worse, she’s only out to further her own career—and he’s not about to give her the hotel’s plans so she can steal his ideas. He needs to get her out of his system, and sleeping with her seems like the best way to do that. When it comes to women, he’s found the best way to handle them is to love ’em and leave ’em. But something strange is happening…because after a night of loving Zoe, he’s finding it harder than ever to leave…
Author Bio:
I have been reading love stories for as long as I can remember and when I ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during my studies, I was hooked for life.
I married my college boyfriend and soul mate and after 39 years, 3 beautiful children and 3 grandchildren, he still makes me weak in the knees. We are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, South Africa with the ocean a block away and a beautiful mountain right behind us. And although life so far has not always been an easy ride, it has always been an exiting and interesting one!
I like the heroines in my stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong.  And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous!  My stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.

Short excerpt:
And then she swallowed. He bit the insides of his cheeks to prevent him from smiling. So, the lady wasn’t as cool as she pretended to be.
“I tried to contact you after Don and Caitlin’s wedding but you never answered any of my messages.”
She narrowed her eyes. “You know perfectly well why I ignored those messages,” she said primly.
He leaned forward, enjoying her obvious discomfort. “You see, that’s just it. I don’t know. You kissed me, stormed away, and ignored all the messages I sent you.”
Her lips trembled slightly. “You were the one who kissed me,” she said, her eyes stormy.
“You didn’t kiss me back?” he asked, not quite understanding why he couldn’t stop baiting her.
She inhaled audibly, bent her head for a few seconds before she opened the file. “We can go ahead with the contract. That is, if you still want me to.”
“Oh, I still want you…” he said solemnly, waiting a millisecond before he added “…to.”
Her flared nostrils were the only indication that she’d caught his meaning.
“Good.” She got up. “I’ll ask Susan to contact you for the next meeting. Please make sure whoever you send has all the information available—budget, timeline and of course if…”
He also got up slowly. “Seeing that my brother suggested we make use of your firm, I will be working with you. Directly.” He emphasized the last word. “I don’t mind doing favors, but when money is involved, I have to protect the investment we’ll be making. I have to make sure you are not just a pretty face but can actually do the job. You obviously don’t really want to work for me, but you’ve realized it’s good for business. Therefore, I have to make sure our business doesn’t suffer because of yours.”

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Webpage: http://www.elsawinckler.com
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Buy links:
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Touched-Soul-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B013JEGPFM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439013041&sr=8-1&keywords=touched+to+the+soul+elsa+winckler
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touched-Soul-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B013JEGPFM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1439013182&sr=8-3&keywords=elsa+winckler
Amazon.com.au: http://www.amazon.com.au/Touched-Soul-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B013JEGPFM/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1439015617&sr=8-12&keywords=elsa+winckler
All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-touchedtothesoul-1868797-149.html
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/touched-to-the-soul

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New book by best selling #AllyShields!

New book by best selling #AllyShields!

If everyone keeps secrets, no one will survive…

Six months after the nightmare in Cross Keys, Kam Ryndel is enjoying her freedom in New Orleans and doesn’t miss the constraints of Elven society. She’s immersed herself in working missions for the CIA, even if it means less time to spend with her boyfriend, Seth. Seth’s not so happy about that. Having shouldered the responsibility of his family’s obligations, he’s losing patience with Kam’s lack of commitment to her own—and to him.

Then a guild worker is attacked by an invisible assailant, and everyone suspects another portal breach by rogues from Elvenrude. As Kam and Seth look for answers, a gang-related CIA mission interrupts the investigation, and Kam is taken to a place she never knew existed—beyond the Louisiana bayou.

Angered by Kam’s new mission, Seth enlists the help of his cousin Rhyden to solve the mysterious guild-worker attack. Instead of an assailant, they discover reports of ghost sightings all over town. Not that unusual for New Orleans, but these seem…different. In a mission complicated by gangsters, feuds, failing magic, and old enemies—and the uncertain loyalty of the Elven king—Seth learns something even worse. Kam is missing. And he isn’t sure if she’s alive or dead…

Youtube book trailer:  http://youtu.be/F00BOGU125g

Buy Links:


Etopia Press Bookstore
Barnes and Noble
Kobo  (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/cross-keys-revelation)