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Win Requited by Elle Clouse

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Not only can you win a copy of Requited by joining my  Rafflecopter giveaway here, but if you sign up for my Newsletter, you get another chance!  If you are already signed up you are automatically entered.

Tomorrow I will release the blurb or the cover, maybe both.  I haven’t decided.  What do you want to see?  🙂

A Dash of Romance #FREE

Dash of RomanceFree eBook!

Since my flash fiction for the Starry Night’s Blog Hop was so well received I thought I’d start flash fiction anthology collection.  You can download it for free through LeanPub as an eBook here.  Available in PDF, epub, and mobi.

My plan is to add flash fictions here or there and LeanPub allows for me to update the eBook at any time.  If you get your free copy,  you will get an update when a new story has been added.  I have a kindle and it was easy for me to update the novel I’m following.  Easy peasy and enjoy!

I’m not 100% happy with the cover, might fiddle with that later.  Now, to return to edits on Stealing the Wolf Prince.  Wish me luck!

 

SFR Brigade’s 3rd annual Midsummer Blog Hop

SFRBBH2Midsummer Blog Hop

In honor of the blog hop, I attempted to write my first flash fiction.  What do you think?  (Enter the raffle below for more free stuff)

Janna stood amongst the raving fans of Star Killers waiting for the rock band to take the stage.  The hulking bodyguards stood ready to hold back the throng of women who wanted to touch the lead singer.  Even on the distant Venus Outpost, the crowds had assembled en mass to listen to him play.  She hoped she could get his attention.

She hadn’t seen Zeke since her family moved from Earth when they were children.  He promised to be her friend forever but communications eventually stopped as the years past.  It was bound to happen; they were on different planets and only ten years old.  When she found out Star Killers was headlining an interplanetary tour, she had to try to see him.  Would he even remember her?

The crowd surged forward as the musicians took the stage.  All around her, people threw up their hands and shouted, drowning out her own voice. The electric guitars screamed over the loud speakers. 

Janna stared up at Zeke as he sang, his lips brushing the microphone.  He was no longer the pudgy little boy next door.  His black t-shirt stretched over lean muscle and broad shoulders.  His eyes were the same Neptune blue and his hair a tousle of black.

She called his name but it was lost in all the noise and chaos around her.  He would never notice her this way. 

Janna listened as they played greatest hits from their albums, all the while inching toward the stairs.  The bodyguards stayed vigilant and blocked her path along with others trying to get close.  Her heart sunk as the last song concluded and the band retreated.  Try as she might, she couldn’t push past the muscle bound guard.

The next band took the stage, the crowd shifting again trying to push her in all directions.  She fought her way to the outer wall of the auditorium, fighting back her disappointment.  She looked for the exit and edged her way away from the stage.  At every step, she had to push through clumps of people.

Close to the back, a security guard opened a side door and glared at her.  Behind him an entourage pushed forward.  In his rush to get past, he shoved her to the side.  She tripped over her own feet and fell on her bottom with an umph.  The people around her finally gave her room.

“Janna?”

She looked up and Zeke stood over her, his brows raised in surprise.  He offered her a hand up and pulled her into his arms. 

“I never thought I’d see you again.”  He leaned down and kissed her, stunning her for only a moment.  She threw her arms around his neck and kissed him back.

Friends forever.

He remembered.

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Celebrate Romance #Giveaway Blog Hop

LaBelle-Dame-Dicksee-LLets Celebrate Romance with a Giveaway and a Blog Hop!

I believe this painting is called La Belle Dame sans Merci by Sir Frank Dicksee.  This is one of my favorite romantic paintings.  It always inspires me to write or brainstorm.  I love Arthurian legends and the idea of chivalry.  I think most people want a knight in shining armor.  Someone to sweep us off our feet and take most of the struggles out of life.  *sigh*

Now for the giveaway!  Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll (randomly) pick one lucky winner to get a free eBook copy of Unrequited, my steampunk romance short.  🙂 Then follow the link below to other author’s participating in this giveaway.  🙂

Powered by Linky Tools Click here to see the other blogs in the hop and chances to win free stuff…

Giveaway Winners

IMG_0396The giveaway has concluded!

I’m sure you are all anxious to know the results.  I wont keep you in suspense.

The winner of the ebook copy of Unrequited is Vanessa H!

The winner of the bookmark corner is Zoe M!

The winner of the coffee cozy is Christine S!

Watch your email boxes, I’ll be contacting you for delivery information.  🙂

Happy Friday folks.  In the next month, I anticipate editing my brains out.  I have a tentative deadline for when I need everything done.  Then it’s in the publishers hands.  I think this could very well be published this year, sooner than I originally though.  Thanks for all the fun and support!

More about Stealing the Wolf Prince, a fantasy romance, coming soon!

Only Hours Left in the Giveaway!

ClockThere are only a few hours remaining in my giveaway!

If you’ve stuck with me this week, you’ll know that I’m celebrating my first book contract with a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You have until midnight tonight to enter to win an eBook copy of my steampunk romance short, a hand stamped corner bookmark, and a hand crocheted coffee cozy.  Each prize was created by me, author extraordinaire.  😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed the week.  I have a ton of editing ahead of me but it will all be worth it.  I look forward to seeing my cover, seeing my book up on Amazon, and possibly even a print addition.  Time will tell.

Thanks for your interest.  I wouldn’t be a success without you.  ♥

My Novel’s Journey So Far

A Novel JourneyNov. 1 – 30, 2006 – I wrote the rough draft of Stealing the Wolf Prince during NaNoWriMo.  It was my third attempt at the competition and inspired by a dream.

Aug. 2012 thru May 2013 – I had an epiphany and decided to start editing.  I was about to go through another read through and edit more when a friend told me to stop picking at it and get it out there.

May 2013 thru Mar 2014 – My novel made the rounds to different publishing houses that sounded like a good fit for my fantasy romance novel.  I collected some nice thanks-but letters.

March 2014 and onward – So now I am an Etopia Press author.  Although I am at the very beginning of this experience, I feel I’ve also come a long way.  I’m hoping the road ahead is clear with very few obstacles.  I’ll keep you all up to date as I can.

In the meantime, help me celebrate this milestone by participating in my Rafflecopter giveaway.  Thursday is the last day to enter!

Enter to win Unrequited

UnrequitedEnter to win an ebook copy of Unrequited.

I’ve got it in ePub, MOBI, and PDF now.  Unrequited is my steampunk romantic short.  I’m working on a companion story as well, called Requited.  Then I may write a steampunk novel.  Of course, that’s after Stealing the Wolf Prince is released.

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win!

 

Like this Bookmark Corner? Win it!

Bookmark CornerAnother item in my giveaway is a bookmark corner.  This hand crafted bookmark tucks over the corner of your favorite book, keeping your place while making you look super cool.  This bookmark corner sports some Charles Dickens and continues my coffee/tea theme.  And pink.  It’s pink.

If you’d like a chance to win this cute hand made bookmark corner, enter my Rafflecopter giveaway.  US residents only.

Also, in other news, sounds like I’ll be getting my edits soon.  So I’ll be whipping my novel into shape over the next few weeks.  I hope to knock them out quickly so you can read my literary awesome sooner rather than later.  😉

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