It's Here!

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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SALE for a Limited Time!

On SALE for a Limited Time!  Pirate Bride and The Governess Trilogy!  Both sold for 99c each!  Get your copy today, and spread the word! (Click on the photo for the link.)

Happy Reading & MERRY CHRISTMAS!

P.S.  Don't forget that you don't have to have a Kindle to read as if you do. Click here to get your FREE Kindle App today where you can read from a phone, computer, or any other device!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lady Gabrielle is FREE!

Lady Gabrielle is FREE!  Click here for your copy today!  And share this link with those who love romance!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Short Stories to be Released!

I am gearing up to release two short stories soon.  They are Victorian Romance Short Stories called Lady Gabrielle and Lady Elisabeth about Carly (The Governess) and Susannah's (Pirate Bride) parents falling in love and also Creighton's (The Governess) parents falling in love.  Two more short stories will be added sometime in the future to make it a four book set. I'm really excited about sharing these love stories with you all.  

I'm looking for some beta-readers who would be interested in reading them to see if they are ready for publication.  I think they are, but I'm more interested in what you think. :)  Also, I'm interested in gathering reviews from those of you who beta read so that, as soon as I publish them, they have some reviews out there to look at.  

To sign up, click on this link to submit your name, please.  

Thank you!  I have the best readers out there!

Big hugs,

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings have been abundant in my life with loving family, friends, and a loving Father in heaven.  I am so grateful for these blessings, along with so many, many others.  Truly, I can't count them all for there are so many I take for granted, but I wish to be especially grateful today.  

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Writer's Retreat 2014!

Wow!  What an incredible weekend!  And thank you, Wendy Swore, for the awesome excuse to go and write to my heart's content!  I believe there was 22 authors in all that were there at the Authors Incognito Writer's Retreat 2014, and all made it an amazing experience, just like last year at my first retreat.  

A cabin, friends and fellow authors, great food, and a great view--all attached to TIME to write. It was an adventure.  I was able to pump out 21,000 words, lost 2300 of them, but was able to recover by writing up an outline of what went missing...the only downfall to writing till you are bleary-eyed.  :)  It was all worth it.  Now Book Three in The Huntington Saga Series Novels is about 1/3 of the way complete.  I moved the deadline to spring, since I know it won't be done this month, so put it on your calendars, folks!  

Here's to the beautiful stories out there in the world yet to consume!  I love reading, so here's to all of you awesome authors out there!

Ellise ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Imperial Beach, California
I've been recovering the last few days from my trip to Tijuana, Mexico and southern California to my doctor, Dr. Calzada, who is a miracle worker.  As many of you know, I've been there twice now, a whole week the first time, and four days this trip.  

Dr. Calzada specifically focuses on detoxing the body and building it up again. Unfortunately, this time he found that, not only do I still have bacteria in my blood, but I'm dealing with parasites in my body as well.  No wonder I'm so ill.  But he has me on a strict regimen that should do the trick in ridding my body of these unwelcome little creatures.  All in all, I should start feeling a lot better, I hope, by Christmas.
Luncheon at Benihana's
My dear friend and neighbor took me this trip, and I couldn't be more grateful to her for her kindness and her amazing company.  Thank you, Camille!  We had a blast together.  I am ever grateful for good people in my life.
I enjoyed touring Point Loma's Lighthouse with Camille and seeing the gorgeous view from there, which also enabled me to see San Diego, Catalina Island, Imperial Beach, as well as Tijuana from our vantage point. Beautiful!
Point Loma Lighthouse, CA
San Diego and beyond...
Payson, Utah Temple
I love counting as many temples as I can as I travel.  Last trip, I counted 14 temples! :)  That was incredible, but I didn't see as many this time.  

It always amazes me, as I travel, how beautiful God's creations are...even in the desert.

Overall, I am grateful to my mom for this trip and this opportunity to get well.  I am grateful to my Heavenly Father and my Savior for always being there for me.  I am grateful to still have some gumption to fight for my life each and every day.  There have been days that I could not say that, but I always felt love from above.  I am so eternally grateful for that show of love, for without it, I would not be where I am today.  

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Governess Volumes FREE Today!

Don't forget that The Governess (all three volumes, plus the novella) are FREE today only!  Get your copies while they last, and spread the word!  Click below to follow their links!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free copies of my novels in exchange for a review!

For those who love to read, I have a great deal for you--a FREE copy of either of my novels in exchange for a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.

Let me know if you are interested. :)

Happy Reading!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FREE Book Saturday!

And not just of one book, but all four of The Governess volumes in one day!  Get all four of your FREE copies today!  Click on the links below!
Happy Reading!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Look at my new Book Covers!

Yes, its been a while since I've been on here.  Several reasons, but I won't go into that right now, but let's just say I'm doing much better and am almost finished with my cough...*cough*...and I have been working feverishly on (well, my friend has...) new book covers for my series, The Huntington Saga Series Novels.  Five books in all with two published.  But these three have yet to be published.  I'm working on Elspeth was her Name right now and have actually several chapters done on Creighton's Daughter as well.  Hope you're all up to some more reading!  

So...what do you think??? :D

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pirate Bride on Sale both Saturday & Sunday!

Pirate Bride will be on sale with the Kindle Countdown Deals in the UK on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th & 28th!  Get your copies today by clicking here!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Daughter is Serving an LDS Mission!

I just thought I'd post this on here as well because I'm so proud of her!  Plus, I miss her so much that I like to fiddle with her pictures just so I can see her again. :)

To read her missionary blog, click here.

Love you, Hannah-Doodle-Bug!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

FREE Book Saturday!

Don't forget that today is FREE Book Saturday--featuring The Governess--Volume Three! 

Click here to get your free copy today!

Friday, September 5, 2014

THE GOVERNESS is an Editor's Pick on Book Country! Wow!

I just received an email from Book Country, and here's what they've said:  Our editors pore over titles on the site in order to feature the ones that they think deserve to be in the spotlight.  

So... now my book, THE GOVERNESS, is featured on Book Country!   Click here to see:  
http://bit.ly/1twSe1c #bookcountry

Thanks, Book Country!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pirate Bride still on sale!

I love a good sale!  Not only do I get new readers, but I love how it makes my ranking go back up! Yay!  

Pirate Bride:  Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,626 Paid in Kindle Store 
#51 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Romance > Historical
#54 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Romance > Historical
#100 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Historical Romance > Victorian

Please keep spreading the word!  Thank you so much! <3

Happy Reading!

Pirate Bride 1.99 today!

Kindle Countdown Deal
Today only, $1.99!
Price goes up to $2.99 in 0 days, 20:17:00

Click here to get your copy today!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pirate Bride on Kindle Countdown Deals!

Kindle Countdown Deal
It's 99 cents TODAY only!
Price goes up to $1.99 in
0 days, 21:30:00

Get your copy of Pirate Bride by clicking here today!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kindle Countdown Deals for August!

Increment       Duration                            Price    % Discount
1  August 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST)     $0.99            76%
2  August 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST)     $1.99            51%
3  August 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST)     $2.99            26%
End     August 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST) Original list price $3.99

PIRATE BRIDE:Increment      Duration                             Price    % Discount
1  August 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST)     $0.99           81%
2  August 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM (PST)     $1.99           61%
3  August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM (PST)   $2.99           41%
4  August 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM (PST)   $3.99           21%
End     August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) Original list price $4.99 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don't forget FREE Book Saturday today!

The Governess Volume Two is FREE today only!  Get your copy today while you can and tell your family and friends about it too.  Click here to get your copy today!  

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Watch my journey here...

Wow! And what a journey I’ve been on. For the last nine days, I’ve been gone to a new doctor to see if he could help me with my health. You see, I’ve been slowly wasting away since chemotherapy and radiation treatments…since cancer. 

I have become one of those patients who go from doctor’s office to doctor’s office in the hope that someone—anyone—could help me. You see, the snowball effect was happening, and things were ballooning out of control. Each new year I’d have a new disease. Each new year, I'd have many more ailments. And so far, pills or surgery have been the only options made available to me. It had to stop. But at the rate I was going, it would only stop with my death, and even then, only after some long painful years in wheelchairs, bed rest, etc. At 48 years old, I really believed there was more out there for me to take advantage of in this great age of medicine. 

Well, I found it. At least, I believe that I have. Let me explain. This past week, starting on Saturday, July 26th, my sister and her husband came and picked me up and we traveled down to southern California. That Monday, the 2th through Friday, August 1st, I spent a week in Dr. Jose Antonio Calzada’s clinic. He met with me and my sister and her husband and patiently listened and wrote down my two page list of ailments. He was good and patient and funny, and we all made comments about him running out of room on his paper. But we kept going. Once the list had been exhausted, we talked some more about my emotional well-being, my spiritual well-being, and where I thought I was. Then he took a sample of blood and looked at it under a microscope. He brought it up on a computer screen so we could see it for ourselves as he explained what was happening in my blood. He was surprised at how healthy my blood looked. He said that he had thought it would look just awful. Instead, he believed I am very strong and that we could work together to get me well. He said he was surprised that my blood was not more full of problems, but he took the time to point out what was happening and why. I had already done lab work that was being processed in order to tailor my care specifically to me. 

What Dr. Calzada believes in doing is treating the whole body, mind, spirit, etc., and to do that, he has a rigorous detoxification program that he puts his patients through, while at the same time pumping them full of good stuff. I saw other cancer patients there, MS patients, Lyme Disease patients (a lot of them! And has cured one gal of the Lyme Disease!), West Nile Virus patients, and others that I have no idea what they were going through. Every day that I was there, my body was put through different therapies or detoxification processes. Each detox was completed twice. I had an ionic foot bath detox (to rid the body of toxins from organs, blot clot materials, heavy metals, etc.), which was followed up by a thorough foot massage (reflexology). It was wonderful to be treated so well and so fully. I noticed on that first day that my knees were less painful as I was going up and down stairs. Awesome! There was magnet therapy that has since helped with my painful back as well as other areas. A lymphatic massage helps to detox that system throughout the body and leaves you feeling absolutely amazing. The Chelation (pronounced KEY-LAY-SHUN) process cleanses the body’s arteries so that they can better feed the cells of the body (like a soaker hose), in turn helping you to have a healthier body at a cellular level. Also, the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant IVs helped to pump a sick body full of nutrition every day. A nutritionist finds your Body Mass Index and goes through a personal eating plan for each patient geared specifically for that patient and their ailments, diseases, and what Dr. Calzada is trying to accomplish with you. He believes in an anti-inflammatory diet, which is hard and very strict, and I have yet to report on my progress there. Wish me luck! But believe me when I say, I want to be well, so I will do this. And lastly, the crux of his care is using stem cells. He showed me how a diseased body will eventually start recreating diseased cells because that is what it believes it’s supposed to do. Well, he is reversing that process by introducing new basic animal stem cells into our bodies to be duplicated and multiplied and reintroduces our bodies to health at that cellular level. No band aids! No prescriptions to cover up symptoms! Just healing so that a person can be well again! Hallelujah! 

There are also other therapies in which a person can participate, one of which I did. A thermal scan (don’t know if that’s quite right) was something they did for me because of my history with cancer. Hot spots show up (or don’t). I’ve yet to get those results back. I’m very hopeful that there were no hot spots. 

I’ve brought home with me solutions to my health issues that I hope to have the strength to incorporate and do. Pray for me not to give up during these difficult months of change. It won’t be easy, I’ve been warned. I met so many incredible people this past week who have amazing stories of recovery. That was very inspiring. It’s hard to change a diseased body to a healthy one, but I’m determined to try. I’ve always been determined. I think that has kept me alive, so far. And now my new doctor will take over. I see him again in three months. In Tijuana. 

Here’s to my journey and to yours!


Oh!  And something TOTALLY cool--the blonde gal I'm talking to (in Tijuana!) has read The Governess!  Can you believe that!  Small world...  Totally cool.  A highlight even. :)  We both couldn't believe that.  Just had to share that little tidbit... ;)  People out there are reading my books!!!!!  Way cool!

Monday, July 21, 2014

FREE Kindle Reading App!

Did you know that anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

Try it today--and share with other voracious readers that you know! ;)

Happy Reading!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Less than 4 hours left on sale!

The Governess Trilogy is still on SALE today!  Last chance to receive a Kindle Countdown Deal before it goes back up to full price tomorrow!  Click here to get your copy today!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Super deal at $1.99 -- only 12 more hours!

The Governess Trilogy is still on SALE!  It's super deal at $1.99 will go up in price in 12 hours, so get your copy today by clicking here!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Price goes up in 5 hours!

Right now, its only $0.99! Come and get it right here! The Governess Trilogy on Kindle Countdown Deals today!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First ever Kindle Countdown Deal!

The Governess Trilogy will be for sale with the Kindle Countdown Deals starting tomorrow, July 17th, for $0.99 and will go up in price $1 each day until back to its original price. 

So if you don't have your copy of The Governess Trilogy, here's your chance to save some money! Click here to get your copy starting on the 17th!

Happy Reading!

Friday, July 11, 2014

My sister's novel!

I'm excited to tell you that my sister's historical romance novel is scheduled to be released in just over a month's time. I'm so thrilled! She's been 'lips are sealed' about this project, and so even I am curious! What will her story be about? For a sneak peak, click here!

If you would like to be part of her New Book Release mailing list, sign up here!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Special Promotion!

Happy 4th of July!  In celebration of America's birthday, all volumes of The Governess are FREE on the 4th of July!  (Not The Trilogy.)

Happy Birthday, America!

Click here and scroll down for details...

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Fan Club page!

I received another great idea from a fan and wanted to share! 

As mentioned above, she had a great idea that I decided to act upon. That is, I've created a Fan Club page on my website. Check it out here! Why not, right? 

For those of you who are into helping a good cause, I think I have one you can truly feel good at being a part of. Authors aren't born every day, but more often than we may think. Becoming an author was never a dream I had, but I was forced into it by desperate circumstances. I'm glad I have ventured into the unknown, and I'm grateful for this opportunity to stretch and grow. It's been amazing! But I need some help. For those who have multiple talents and who are idea makers, I encourage you to be a part of this journey with me! 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pirate Bride is Here!

At least, in its Kindle format. The Paperback is still in 'review' on Createspace. :) It should be available either later today or tomorrow. 

Yay! Find your copy here today!

And please tell everyone! Here's how you can get a 'buzz' going. Click here!

Happy Reading!