• book blitz,  book bloggers,  Books,  General,  Marketing,  Promotion

    Xpresso Book Tours & Competition Winner – July 2019

    I would just like to express my gratitude to Giselle at Xpresso Book Tours for the fabulous job she did on the book blog blitz for the series during July. Her dedication, professionalism and communication level throughout was outstanding, and the service second to none. I am also pleased to announce the winner of the $15 Amazon Gift Card is Luis Avina. If you are an author looking for marketing and promotional services for new releases or to revive an older book, I highly recommend Giselle. You can find more information about her services here: www.xpressobooktours.com. Best wishes, Elle X

  • Books,  Fractured,  General,  Tormented

    Amazon Prime Reading UK

    I’m pleased to announce if you are an Amazon UK Prime subscriber, you can now read the Kindle edition of Tormented (book 2 of The Fractured Series) for free through the Prime Reading programme. As a subscriber, you can also take advantage of allowing a set number of family members and friends access to your benefits, including the books element. Tormented will be available through Prime for a limited time only. Fractured, book 1, is still free to download. So grab your copies, and start an addictive new series today! Best wishes, Elle x Available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited

  • Book Club

    IT by Stephen King

    Modern Horror Firstly, yes, I am one of those people who likes to scare themselves stupid with horror films. From the sophisticated to the downright ridiculous, I’ve seen them all, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! So, this book needs no introduction whatsoever. It is a modern horror classic, and just the mention of the title will bring most out in a cold sweat. This book is one of the most memorable of my childhood – yes, my mother is fairly liberal and allowed me to read this stuff when I was young (thanks for getting me hooked on reading and writing, Mum! (Big kisses and thumbs up!!!)). By…

  • Book Club

    Harrisburg Railers Series by RJ Scott and V.L Locey

    M/M Ice Hockey Romance Series So, as previously stated in the initial opening post (dated 15.05.19), I will always advise what genre the books I am reading  fall into. I’m thinking the best way to do this is to stick it in the title, that way you can choose to read on or not. Firstly, from my experience as an author who doesn’t write LGBT, M/M, F/F novels etc, it seems that if you write a romance under these genres, your work is either automatically refused from sale at certain retailers, or on others, they automatically get placed in a weird, unnecessary, irrelevant, LGBT erotica category as opposed to romance,…

  • Book Club,  General

    My book club!

    As we all know, writers tend to be readers, whether occasional or voracious. I normally peg myself in the voracious category – having thousands of books in my Kindle library. I have therefore decided to create this new blog so you can all see what I’m currently reading – or have read, in some cases. These will be predominantly books that I’ve enjoyed and want share. They will not necessarily be posted in the order I have read them – just as and when I update. Be warned – my tastes are broad and eclectic. I read everything from horror to thriller to romance. Some of it gothic, some of…

  • Books,  Fractured,  General

    Something old, something new, and something exciting…hopefully

    I’m going to kill a few birds with one stone here, so please bear with me.  Over the last few years, I have received various emails from readers enquiring whether the rest of my books will ever be offered for free, and why my series is not available through the Kindle Unlimited programme. I have never addressed or responded to these issues, but I will now. So firstly, regarding the pricing of my novels. Contrary to what many people believe, pricing your book low or sending it out into the wild for free (whether permanently or occasionally) does not devalue it. This is definitely a topic of contention, and there…

  • Books,  Compliance,  General

    Important Announcement

    For the last four years, my novels have been available to purchase through various different online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Play, to name a few. Over the past year, I have deliberated, agonised and basically driven myself to distraction over whether or not to withdraw my books from some, or all, of these stores. The reason my decision has taken so long is ultimately due to the respect I have for my readers and the loyalty they have shown me. However, I must do what is in the best interests of my author brand. Therefore, as of 19 April 2019, I will be…

  • General

    Season’s greetings to all!

    After an exciting 2018 and the unwavering support I received following the release of my most recent novel, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers the greetings of the season, and a safe and happy New Year. I hope 2019 will prove to be prosperous for all, and will be filled with love and joy. Best wishes, Elle X

  • Aftermath,  Books,  General

    Aftermath… reduced price!

    For those of you who have not yet purchased your copy of Aftermath – book 2.5 in the series – it is currently on sale for 99c/99p! It is available worldwide through the majority of major ebook vendors.  Aftermath is technically a prequel, but should only be read after Tormented (book 2) to avoid any spoilers. It also doesn’t continue the present day story after book 2, instead it jumps back into the past and chronicles the missing eight years of Kara and Sloan’s lives.  I very rarely reduce the price of my novels, so grab your copy while you can.  Elle X

  • Books,  Fractured,  General,  Uncategorized

    New Versions of The Fractured Series

    It has recently been brought to my attention (w/c 23 July 2018) that the first three novels of the series, plus the novella, contain spelling and grammatical errors. When I first published these, I was unintentionally complacent, as I think a lot of first time, self-published authors are. That, and the eye really does auto-correct, regardless of how many times you write, re-write, edit and polish your manuscript. Even a second pair of fresh eyes will miss some of these mistakes. However, when these initial mistakes were originally brought to my attention a couple of years ago, I had the novels re-edited and re-submitted to all vendors. In the last week or so, it has become apparent…