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Book Two in The Huntington Saga Series Novels~

Pirate Bride!

Miss Susannah Blakemore is kidnapped and sold into white slavery as payback to the Huntingtons. Will her pirate hero save her?

“The Huntingtons will pay. Oh, they will pay.” Plots and unholy alliances are put into action carrying out long-awaited retribution.

Only … one was not thought of. One was not even considered. How would anyone have guessed that a descendant of a pirate would take up his old family tradition in a mad quest to regain his bitterly lost love? The Marquess of Latham will not abide by this act of violence arranged for his precious love, but will surely save her -- will he not? And will he make her the next pirate bride?

Next? There must be a first to have a 'next'. But there was another ... centuries ago ... that still walks the halls of Stonecrest Castle.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Your Question is Answered...!

September 1, 2016 UPDATE!

I've had so many of you asking when Elspeth Was Her Name will be released. That makes me so happy! It also makes me sad to tell you that I haven't been working on it for awhile, and I'm sorry to have to admit that to you all (although I'm two-thirds of the way finished!).  My health has been so poor and gets in the way of so much that I am trying to do.  So...the honest truth is, if you would love to see Elspeth out sooner, there's something you can do for me. Please share my work with everyone you know. This would help me tremendously, which in turn, helps me finish writing books.  It takes so much energy and brainpower to work on these stories and, although I love them, I'm sapped.

The good news is -- I plan on finishing Elspeth no later than spring of 2017.  I'm putting a date on it now so that I can push myself to finish on time for my fans.  And if you can't wait til then, click here for something new to read from me.  But I must warn you, it's scary -- not my normal genre.  And it's not even close to Elspeth, but...it's something new.

Until my next update -- be well and celebrate life!  Love others, forgive, and love some more...

Ellise~

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Books Coming!


Five 2016 Projects, so far...

We’re hot into the second quarter of this 2016 year, and a lot has been going on.  I’m sure for you, too.  Navigating the list can be daunting, right?  But I’m giving it the best shot I can give.  How about you?  I hope you’re having a great year! 
Here’s just a little of what I’ve been working on:

New books coming soon: 

1      ***SPOILER ALERT***  In my book, The Governess Trilogy, there is a book of poetry gifted to Miss Carly Blakemore to read.  She hated it.  It was gloomy and morose.  After reading several poems from that book, she worried for her master, Lord Huntington, who was the person who loaned it to her.  She worried about him, especially the condition of his wounded heart.  Further in The Governess story, Carly reads some very romantic poetry penned by her master, surprising her, but she doesn’t know who he has written it regarding.  It further surprises her how deeply he feels.  The idea that his heart is healing makes her profoundly happy, yet she feels a spark of jealousy as she discovers that the thought of any other woman inciting such devotion from him upsets her.  She shocks herself when she realizes that she would love to be the woman he is speaking about.    

It is this very poetry, both heartbreaking and heart-healing that I am contemplating writing as a supplemental book to accompany the original story.  Now my readers will not only have Carly and Creighton’s story, but the book of poetry that gives insight into The Governess.  I have yet to begin this project, for I wanted to see if there would be any interest in this book. 

Please click here and add your name to the list of readers who would enjoy this book of poetry that Creighton and Carly both read.

2     
Another new project I’ve been consumed with writing this past month – A Guide to Writing Your Book with Zero Budget Tools:  How to Plan, Write, Publish & Market Your Book with Zero Budget Tools.  This is the project in which I am currently spending most of my time.  It is a systematic instruction guide of how I wrote, published, and marketed my books for virtually free, as well as successfully sold my books online, and how anyone can replicate that process.  I think I’ve learned some valuable lessons that are worth sharing, all on a zero budget.
  o   If you’d like to add your name to the sign-ups for:
§  The FREE Guide
§  The Book
§  The Course
§  Then please visit my website here

3   Some of you will remember an email from me, a month or two ago, telling you about a new category that I’m writing a short story about – My historical romance with zombies. Yes, I know.  Silly me.  It’s called Zombie Apocalypse at Loughurst Castle: Book 1.  The title may change, and so might the cover, but for now, I’m good.  Here’s the link if you’d like to sign up for the mailing list to be notified when this book is released. 
Some of you will remember an email from me, a month or two ago, telling you about a new category that I’m writing a short story about –
                                                        
And for those of you who signed up already in my previous email, you can still sign up for this new list, but you don’t have to.  I will be sending a letter out to those who are on both lists and want to purchase the book, and / or first want to be a beta-reader for me.  Thanks! 

4   Elspeth Was Her Name, I will finish that novel, a historical romance, my favorite genre, and publish it just as soon as I can.  I am so excited to share my stories with you.  Thanks for the support!
And even though I’ve taken a break from completing

5     


       And now, for another new project: I’m in the middle of creating a Course to accompany my “How To” book. 
This COURSE will teach “hands-on,” step-by-step application of the methods taught in the book, A Guide to Writing Your Book with Zero Budget Tools: How to Plan, Write, Publish & Market Your Book with Zero Budget Tools.  
If you would be interested in learning more, click here to sign up.

I’ve been reading and researching a TON, which is taking up more of my time than actual writing.  Well, that’s not quite true.  I’ve been writing a great deal, but just not romance.  Well, that’s not even true either because the zombie story has to have a little romance, since that’s what I do.  There always has to be a hero.  But I’ve been concentrating my time writing my How To book and creating websites, and putting together my course, as well as learning how to do a webinar, and tons more cool stuff.  Crazy, I know! 
I’m exhausted, but I hope that what I’m learning will change things up for me.  I enjoy the idea of helping other authors and “want-to-be” authors.  And I’m also looking forward to finishing the romance series for my readers’ entertainment.  All great fun.
Good luck with your goals and your dreams for the rest of 2016!  I hope you sign up for the projects you're interested in following.  Enjoy the journey with me. 
Ellise 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My Journey Evolves...

Being diseased and sick has been my life these past eight years (and then some). As many of you know, I have been on a journey to heal. I believe I have found something 'pivotal' that has the potential to change how we all look at our bodies and the special-ness inside. The journey continues. I'm giving this a go and have a very hopeful outcome. Some things will have to wait for completion...my latest book, for example...but then, if there's no me, there's no new books. I've gotta get my priorities straight. ;) Here's to that attempt!
Ellise~

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sale on the Trilogy!

For a limited time -- this weekend only -- The Governess Trilogy, normally $5.99, is on sale for $2.99. Sale ends Monday. Click here for the link today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lady Gabrielle featured on eFictionFinds!

Wow!  Lady Gabrielle is featured on eFictionFinds!  Click here to see! You might find some other goodies to read as well.  

Thanks eFictionFinds!
Happy Reading!
Ellise

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Took Hannah Back to the MTC!

Well, it happened! We got the long-awaited phone call from our Stake President Tuesday night, and he calmly informed us that Hannah was cleared to go back to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo, Utah. After all her doctor appointments, it's been determined that she's well enough from her sickness (she had mononucleosis...ugh!) for her to go back out on her mission. They needed her either Wednesday or Thursday. Since Wednesday was the very next day, we said, "How about Thursday?" From that minute on, it was a go!

We had gone through this process already. Last September 17, 2014, we tearfully and proudly deposited our daughter on the doorstep of the MTC as she began her mission preparation for the Bakersfield California Mission. What we didn't know was that, even at that time, she was sick...very sick. That very week that we dropped her off, she became extremely ill with swollen lymph nodes all throughout her neck, throat, and stomach areas, giving her a fearful sore throat, awful nausea, plus she became feverish and lost 11 pounds in four days. By the time she came home, she was only consuming water. It was pretty awful for her. But, like I said, she had been showing all the signs of mono before she left, we just had no idea at all. That's what you get for burning the candle at both ends.

How can you prepare for something out of the blue like that? Well, what happened was that we got a call on the following Tuesday and were informed how sick she was and that it was best she recovered at home since this illness has a year / year-and-a-half recovery time, and that it would be difficult to know when she'd be well enough to go back out serving a full-time mission. Up at 6:30 a.m. and running until 10 p.m. She just couldn't do it. We're not even sure she can do it now. But six months later, and hopefully enough recovery time, we're putting our trust in the Lord with much faith and, having experienced many a miracle in our lives, we know that if its the Lord's will, it'll happen. Add to that a healthy dose of prayers, and we truly hope that she's able to accomplish this goal she's had since it was announced that young women could serve earlier at age 19.

So, lucky us, we got to go through the entire process of getting Hannah ready to go on her mission again--more lists, more harried errands (but we were happy!) and then on to reorganizing, recounting, and repacking... Much fun, as you can imagine... We are extremely proud of Hannah and her decision to serve the Lord by spreading His gospel message upon this earth, readying all within her reach for that special day of reckoning. Hope we get it right...right?

There were tears, much hugging, and urging to write from both ends. So those of you out there who might like to support and encourage our little one--who's not so little anymore--please feel free to write to her and send pictures and loving support from time to time. We would appreciate it very much, and I know she will too.

Here's some photos from our day together. Yes, we left early this morning and drove all day there and back again. One day! At least last time, we spread it out in two days. We just didn't have that kind of time this time, and so decided to just go for it. What a day!

Here's to you and your loved ones,

Devin, Ellise & family

P.S. We love you, Hannah! <3  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

More FREE Stuff!

Not only do I have two FREE books on Amazon, Lulu, Nook, and Kobo, but I also have two FREE books on my website: http://elliseweaver.weebly.com. But I'm still not done. Besides the deleted and altered scenes in book format on my website, I now have yet another book up for grabs for FREE--for a limited time only.  Right now, on my website, The Governess Volume Three is available!  Click here to see!

Now you can get all three volumes of The Governess for free, plus two Victorian Bride Romance Short Stories--prequels to The Governess.  

Happy Reading everyone!
Ellise

Monday, March 2, 2015

...and now its an Editor's Pick!

I'm so excited and honored that Pirate Bride is an Editor's Pick on Book Country!  Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nightmares...

My daughter was telling me about her awful nightmare she had last night (probably brought on by the book she was reading at bedtime), and after she got into it, all I could say was, "Wow!  That'd make a great book or movie!"  (I'm a really, really supportive mom...) ;)  It freaked me out in the 'Woman in Black' sort of way (haven't seen the second one, and I don't know if I possibly could! So scary!) I think I was pulling a grimace the whole time she was telling me, and I was thinking, how awful that my baby was dreaming this!  But, wow!  

And she remembered so much...  And now I'm thinking that I'm so awful! 

Such detail, though.  It would be such a waste.  So much so that we are going to take a break from life and sit down today to try and convert it into a short story and publish it.  Are we screwed up, or what!?!  Sounds like a fun project to me.  

See you on Amazon--and we'll let you know when!  Here's to creating stories!  What a fun adventure!