Elle Clouse

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Celebrating 12 Blissful Years

This past month I celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary!

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Valentine’s Day Sale

50% off Stealing the Wolf Prince at All Romance eBooks

That’s right, you can purchase Stealing the Wolf Prince for $3.00 at All Romance eBooks but for today only!  Hurry and grab your copy before the sale ends.

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Meet the Character – Kiera from Stealing the Wolf Prince

1. What is the name of your novel?

Stealing the Wolf Prince, Wylderland Chronicles Book 1

2. What is the name of your main character? Is she fictional or a historic person?

Kiera Clark– fictional

3. When and Where is the story set?

The novel takes place in the fantastical realm of Northam, where magic is banned and practitioners are executed.

4. What should be we know about her?

Kiera is a consummate book worm.

5. What is the main conflict? What messes her up her life?

Kiera agrees to impersonate a princess in an attempt to steal a fortune but everything goes wrong in the worst possible way…

6. What is her personal goal?

Kiera wants to bring free education to the masses and lift the ban on magic.

7. Who are you and where can we find your novel?

Elle Clouse has been writing fantasy and science fiction romance for years and an avid participant in the NaNoWriMo. Her next novel, “Stealing the Wolf Prince”, will be released by Etopia Press by spring 2015.

Elle is happily married to a martial arts instructor, a mother of two small boys, and constantly talking her husband out of adopting a new pet. She knits and stamps in her spare time as well as feeds a latte addiction.
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Progress is Never a Straight Line

Start WritingStealing the Wolf Prince: Editing Mode Activate!

So I heard from my editor and we are going to do some more content edits on Stealing the Wolf Prince.  I really like what we have done so far so I look forward to seeing how we can make it even better.

I think I will have the weekend free before I receive my edits so I have a lot planned.  I want to work on a site overhaul.  New graphics, new layout, more sparkles and fun.

I’m not going to post my book reviews here since this blog is for my own books but I’ll still write them and post to Star-Crossed Romance.  They promote sci-fi and fantasy romance.

I also have some plans for free stuff for you!  Warning: not all of it is writing.  I have other talents and you’ll get to learn all about then in the future!  They will relate to my series in a fashion but be open minded.

I hope to get some precursory edits done on Requited and I hope to release that in ebook next month.   I have a couple beta readers going over it now.  After Requited is done, I’ll slowly start to work on the next novel in the series between Stealing the Wolf Prince activities.

A Little Check in From Moi!

Old Book

Stealing the Wolf Prince is closer to publication!

Content edits are completed on Stealing the Wolf Prince!  My time with my awesome content editor is over and now I am back to waiting.  Hopefully a copy editor will be emailing me soon so I can start that adventure.

I learned a lot about the editing process so far and I plan on applying what I’ve learned to book two.  Deceiving the Bandit Lord is printed out and I’m ready with my notebook and colored pens!  It shouldn’t take me long to get it cleaned up now that I am more familiar with the process.

Also, with this weekend being a holiday weekend, I plan on working on another short story.  A companion story called Requited.  Find out what Axel thought through the adventure of rescuing Kali.  It’s been fun to write so it should be super fun to read.



The Pitch for Stealing the Wolf Prince

typewriterThe Pitch for Stealing the Wolf Prince

The path to publication hasn’t been linear and involved some creativity.  Just before Christmas, I participated in Pitchmas on twitter.  This is the tweeted pitch that caught the attention of Etopia Press.

An unwilling pawn in a plot to steal a crown, Kiera finds a dark family secret, usurpers to the throne, and a forbidden romance.

Who’d have thought that one well crafted sentence could be a game changer?

Only 5 days left to enter for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes.  Follow the link!

Rafflecopter Giveaway this way!

Stealing The Wolf Prince Is Being Published, Let’s Celebrate With A Give Away!


Stealing The Wolf Prince Is Being Published, Let’s Celebrate With A Give Away!

I’ve signed a publishing agreement with Etopia Press!  Stealing the Wolf Prince will be available in ebook in under one year.  I’m super excited to start the editing process and get this project published.

Stealing the Wolf Prince was originally written in 2006 as my first NaNoWriMo win.  Last year, I decided it had collected enough dust and I edit the manuscript and started sending it out.

Every step of this journey has been a tremendous learning experience and I know I am not done yet.  I’ll keep you all aware of my progress.  Lots of fun things coming in the next year.

To celebrate, I decided to do another giveaway!  Follow the link to a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of Unrequited, a corner bookmark, or a crocheted coffee cozy.  All hand crafted by me in some fashion.

Rafflecopter Giveaway this way!

Year End 2013

Year end is always busy for me with family visits and the holidays.  It’s a good sort of busy but it does make me wonder where all my free time went.  I always have plans for my time off and find that nothing gets done.

I think that PitchMAS went well this year.  My pitch was generally well received and I have a couple editors now looking at the first three chapters of my novel.  I’m back to waiting.

I’m working on organizing my stories.  I’ve been writing for a while and I have lots of ideas, outlines, and story starts.  Some I have in hard copy in a ring binder in my office, some are scattered over the folders on my computer, and some are saved on a few peer review websites I don’t frequent much.  So I am using Google Docs and getting all my work into one location.  I’m going to talk to an IT friend of mine about doing a true back up.  This has been a long time coming and I’m so glad  I haven’t had a tragic file loss yet.  *Knock on wood*

My WordPress class is coming along well!  I was a little worried at the beginning that it wasn’t going to be anything new since I’ve used WordPress for years but I’m learning quite a few tricks and it’s filling in a lot of blanks.  I’m good at figuring out tech but I don’t always catch the full functionality.  I’m half way through and so glad I decided to take this course.

I probably wont blog again until after the 31st so I love that I get to say this:  See you next year!

Plans for December

So with November done and my latest novel rough draft on ice, I’ve decided to write a to do list for December.  It will help me stay focused and no, it’ s not all going to be writing related.

  • Finish Christmas Knitting:  I am making my boys an Adorkable Monster.  I have two different color yarn for each. One is almost completely done, I just need to sew on the arms and horns.  The other I started tonight and I got one leg done.
  • Finish writing “Unrequited”:  I am working on a short story called Unrequited.  It’s specifically for a submission call to Science Fiction Romance Quarterly but the call is for something steampunk.  If they don’t select it, I might find another publisher for it or just self publish it.  We shall see.  I’m only 500 words in.
  • Edit “Stealing the Wolf Prince”:  I’ve gotten some very helpful comments about my manuscript and it’s going back into editing.  I agree with the comments made and will improve my manuscript accordingly.  Some of them I wanted to work in anyway and some I was worried about from the get go.  Vague I know but I’m not about to reveal spoilers.
  • Take online course Creating WordPress Websites II:  Already signed up.  I start December 11.  SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.  I’ve always wanted to learn more about web coding and design and I can apply that to my own writing website.

I think I’ll leave it at that for now.  I have plans for as far out as January but my to do lists can get rather fluid.  Lists help keep me on the right path.  I can get a little distracted and way ahead of myself otherwise.  Do lists help you?

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