Elle Clouse

Unique Romantic Tales



Developing An Idea For A Story

I saw a  writer friend do a post about how she takes an idea and develops it into a story.  I liked the idea so much I thought I’d do something similar.

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Deceiving the Bandit Lord Chapter 1

My goal for September and October is to get Deceiving the Bandit Lord edited and to my publisher.  Have you read the first chapter?

Read Chapter One Here!

What Do You Want to See?

I’m considering a website remodel and I’d love to know what you’d like to see.  What brings you to my site?   Were you looking for something specific and didn’t find it?

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NaNo Critique Weekend

NaNoWriMo Critique Breathless PressWriting a romance this November? Get it critiqued for FREE.

Hey folks, we are hitting mid month and I’m behind but if I can write 2k a day, I should be ok.  I took a day off from work toward the end of the month I plan to use to write like a maniac.

As you can see by the graphic, Breathless Press is having a NaNoWriMo Critique weekend.  I’ve participated in a past event with Stealing the Wolf Prince and got some helpful feedback and a fast pass.  So follow the instructions, keep writing, and have fun.  I’ll share my critique when I’ve received it.  ❤

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Renea Mason






One woman. Seven men. All bound by one man’s undying devotion.

Fundraiser Linden Hill has knack for reading people. She always knows which conversations will put a prospect at ease, which drink will loosen a patron’s lips—or his wallet, and how cleavage will make a donor sweeten the deal. She’s even foreseen her dateless weekends four hundred and sixty-four times in a row.

But ten years after watching life drain from her former mentor’s and first love’s eyes, her skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and his turbulent re-acquaintance with Linden pulls her into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger…

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Eight Archetypes for Heroes and Heroines

Eight Archetypes for Heroes and Heroines

ISBN# and Barcodes – Never pay for a barcode again!

A little bit of helpful info regarding ISBNs.

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I guess I have to blog about boring stuff like ISBN#’s and Barcodes too. They are not nearly as fun to talk about as cover design and marketing – but I got to do it. Most people will need to buy an ISBN # for their book. I say ‘most’ because I have seen people who only want to print 25 books for a family reunion or something and I don’t think it is necessary in that situation. Some people may disagree. If you want to sell your book in a retail setting, you definitely need an ISBN. Most places will not accept your book w/o one and it will look unprofessional.

Bowker is the US ISBN agency. They are the source for ISBNs. You can purchase the # at Just go to Products and Services/Identifier Services/ISBN. You can buy one for $125 or a lot of 10…

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It’s Release Day – Check out my interview at

My friend Renea Mason’s book launched today! If you like really steamy paranormal romance, this book is for you. I got to read it before publication and I knew it was only a matter of time before a publisher snatched this up. Follow the links and read the interview.

Renea Mason

It’s Release Day!

Valerie Twombly, who will have a wonderful paranormal romance released this fall from Resplendence Publishing and who is a fellow Coffee Talk Writer , had me over for a little chat.  Check it out!

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long shadow made short-kickstarter funding

Help my friend kickstart her dream! Check out her kickstarter campaign. I got to read the beginning and I think that any sci-fi fan will love this book!

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