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Friday, September 2, 2016

Ellie Masters

   

How about a BLURB to kick things off about Heart's Insanity?

Skye Summers endured a tragic past. She wants what the past stole, and despite lingering scars, she’s surviving and thriving. Now she cures the sick, heals the wounded, and takes care of those clinging to life. The only person she can’t heal is herself, because Skye is too broken for love.

Ash Dean has it all: Fame, fortune, and the adoration of screaming fans. The constant parties, drugs, alcohol, and an endless string of one-night stands are taking their toll. He gives and his fans take, until he’s lost within the crowd. He wants someone to see him for the man he wishes to be rather than the one he’s become.

One fate…

Two lives…

Three Days…

No sex.

That’s the proposition…

It would be insane to accept and Skye’s a fool to agree, but she’s tired of playing it safe.

It’s time to take a leap of faith, besides what could go wrong?
          

Meet The Author

Ellie Masters has been exploring the worlds of romance, dark erotica, science fiction, and fantasy by reading and writing the stories she likes to read. When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: off­ roading, ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air, are just a few of her favorite pursuits.
Wife, lover, and mother are her most treasured roles, but Ellie has played many parts: counter-girl at McDonalds, a research assistant in a Nanofabrication facility, rocket scientist, physician, and now a published author with the release of her debut novel Changing Roles. Ellie is adding to her publications, HEART’S INSANITY: an Angel Fire Rock Romance coming August 2016.
She has lived all over the United States, east, west, north, south and central, but grew up under the Hawaiian sun. Now, Ellie is proud to call herself a Southern transplant, learning to say y’all and ‘bless her heart’ with the best of them. She lives with her beloved husband, two children who refuse to flee the nest, and four fur-­babies; three cats who rule the household, and a dog who wants nothing other than for the cats to be his friends. The cats have a different opinion regarding this matter.

Ellie’s favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch, laptop in place, watching a fire, drinking a good wine, and bringing forth all the characters from her mind to the page and hopefully into the hearts of her readers.

Social Media Links 

To keep abreast of Ellie's releases, cover reveals, and access to more snippets of her writing (upcoming novels, erotic shorts, and poetry)... 
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Purchase links

Hearts Insanity Universal Link
books2read.com/HeartsInsanity
Changing Roles is available on all platforms: Amazon (all countries) myBook.to/CHANGING_ROLES Loose-Id  http://goo.gl/ACZKNW UNIVERSAL BOOK LINK (iBooks, KOBO, Nook) books2read.com/ChangingRoles

Sirens Interview with Ellie Masters

  
1.    When and why did you begin writing? 
 This is one of my favorite questions, and much like medicine, I never wanted to be a writer when I was growing up. NOPE! I hated writing. I didn’t even like medicine. Math and science were always my passion, aka a degree in applied and engineering physics and a stent as a rocket scientist. Only, I lost my passion for hard core science and found myself on the path towards becoming a physician. I love my job by the way. Writing kind of came about the same way, by accident perhaps?
Here’s the story...My son, 14 at the time, had a creative writing assignment. He’d been given a prompt, to write ONE paragraph about a woman looking over a valley. He was so frustrated by the assignment, saying ‘What more is there to say? A woman is looking over a valley? It’s impossible!’ Well, I worked with him (really it was more of an argument) and showed him how he could breathe life into that one sentence with creative words. I wrote one paragraph to show him. He stalked off and went and wrote his assignment, then later came back to me. He had the paragraph I’d written, loved it, and asked me what happened next. This is the paragraph I wrote: “As had all Servants before her, Kiera faced west toward the valley at the noon hour. Alone, clad in a vivid red skirt worn, by tradition, only by the Servant, Kiera waited to greet the Emperor. Spun of the finest wool, the fabric hung in soft loose folds around her legs. The lazy breeze blew it softly against her legs with occasional gusts fanning it behind her, framing her like the sovereign’s flag.” He asked me...WHAT COMES NEXT? And I shrugged, because I didn’t know. I’d merely wanted to show him how he could take the writing prompt and turn it into anything he wanted. In my case, I talked about a girl, what she was wearing, and a hint of a meeting. But his question spurred a 170,000 YA novel! Most novels are 70K. I’ve always been wordy, but HE loves CALAGONIA, and that was my first book. I guess I owe becoming a published writer to my son’s questioning mind.
2.    When did you first consider yourself a writer?  
I didn't feel like I owned that title until I published my first book and sold the first copy. I wrote before then, but I didn't feel like a 'writer' until that very first review came back. 
          3.    Do you plot out your books on paper? 
Or seat of your pants? Lol. I'm a total pantster. I've tried plotting and the characters go off script. Complete pantster!!!
4.    Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? 
Based upon real life. People I know. Things I've read. I pull from everywhere.  
         5.    What books have most influenced your life? 
Oh wow!  Tons! Asimov and Heinlein. They're science fiction authors who write about a brighter future. I'd like to think that's possible for us. I don't really have a romance influence. 
        6.    If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 
Pam Godwin. She and I met when we were both new writers. I love her writing and she's critiqued nearly everything I've written. I'm better because of her constructive comments. 
        7.    What book are you reading now?
El Diablo by M Robinson  
8.    What are your current projects?
Up next...well….i have Ashes to New, available now in paperback. It will also be released as part of an anthology, Black Blue and Purple Pain, October 1. I have some poems which will be released September 15th as part of a poetry anthology for the St Jude's Charity. I have a contemporary romance coming up...Twist of Fate. Think Silence of the Lambs meets Romance. I am currently writing the first in The Collector Trilogy, a dark romance with counterfeiter, art thieves and romance.  I have a book of erotic shorts and poems on the horizon. YUP...I’ve got stuff coming!!!
9.    Do you see writing as a career? 
I see it as a passion. Something I plan to continue for a very long time. I love crafting stories and it seems some people like escaping into them. That's all I need. 
         10.    Is there anything you find particularly challenging in writing? 
Finding the time to write!!!!! I wish I could make it a career and devote more time to it. 
         11.    Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you                      about their work? 
Well, I mentioned Pam Godwin. Her stories are visceral and raw. I love that gripping feeling. 
          12.    Do you have any advice for other writers? 
Write! Read! Write some more. And find impartial people to critique your work. This is how I improved. Follow your passion and write because it makes you happy. 
          13. Which of your books do you like the most?
Right now?  I think it's Ashes to New. It's a different kind of love story. It's a story of survival. It's not a romance. But it'll leave a Mark on your heart. 
          14. Do you get nervous when you publish a book?
Every time. 
 Fun Questions:
Favorite food: 
wings!!
Favorite time of day? 
That predawn awakening. But I love sleeping in more!
What do you do to relax? 
Lol. I write!!!
Favorite color? 
Black!! 
Cats or dogs?
My fur babies, the cats, are all rescue animals. We got them when we lived in Okinawa and so they all have Japanese names. Katamuki means bent in Japanese. Okinawan cats have a genetic defect in their tails, where they have a bent bone. It makes the tip of their tail bend. Katamuki...aka ‘Muki’ is black and white. Shinzu is an all white cat. Her name is derived from the Japanese word for pearl. She was rescued when an Okinawan tossed her out of a car when she was a kitten. Oni, he’s an all black cat, the youngest of the three. Oni means devil spirit in Japanese. 
Favorite Music Genre?
Hard Rock!
         What questions would you like to ask your readers?
Well that's a good one....where's your favorite place to read? What draws you in to one click a book? Cover? Blurb? Friends? Do you ever read the samples on Amazon? Goodreads? Yes or no? What are your favorite stories? Heroines? Heroes?
Contact Ellie on Facebook, and maybe answer her questions. I am sure she would love to talk with you.
        ELLIE's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliemastersdarkromance  

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