Pretty, pretty!

HoltDue to some camera problems, I’m late getting this posted, but here they are! My HOLT Medallions!

I am so honored to have my book recognized by the Virginia Romance Writers. Thank you all so much!

 

Killer Beach Reads is out in the world!

KillerBeachReads_finalIt’s here! Killer Beach Reads, an anthology of 22 short summer-themed mysteries, is available now! It includes One Red Cent, a Miranda Vaughn Mysteries novella. One Red Cent features Sarah Girard, Miranda’s best friend, and her quest to track down a reluctant witness. I had so much fun writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much.

The collection is priced at 99 cents for a very limited time, so get your copy now!

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Chasing the Dollar is a winner!

Chasing The Dollar was selected as the Winner of the HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding literary fiction in both the Best First Book and Novel with Strong Romantic Elements categories. Thank you, Virginia Romance Writers! I am truly honored. Congratulations to all the winners!

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New short story coming your way!

I just wrapped up edits on One Red Cent, a short story that will be released this summer! It’s in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, but is from the point of view of Sarah Girard, Miranda’s kick-ass best friend! I had such a great time writing this and am really excited to get to share it with you soon!

KillerBeachReads_finalIn the meantime, here’s a snippet from another of Sarah’s bad dates:

I smiled at Christian and hoped that I looked semi-interested in whatever he was talking about. I was pretty sure it was about his job at a mortgage brokerage firm, but I had tuned out the last time the door had opened and I’d seen Eddie waving a chef’s knife at an employee. 

“…my new supervisor thought he’d be changing the policy after he got promoted, but well, that was just the way things were done from the gecko.”

My head snapped back to Christian. “Uh, I’m sorry. What did you say? The gecko?”

He nodded. “Yeah, it’s a saying. You know, like, from the gecko.”

I paused, unsure if he was serious. “I think you mean from the get go.”

He laughed. “That doesn’t make sense. Get go? What does that even mean?”

“No, ‘from the gecko’ doesn’t make sense,” I said. Was I really having this discussion?

“It means from a long time ago. You know, when the geckos ruled the earth.”

“Uh…” I had no idea what to do with this.

Christian nodded, his handsome face quite serious. “They’re, like, dinosaurs.”

One Red Cent will be released in July in the KILLER BEACH READS anthology, by Gemma Halliday Publishing. For updates on this collection, sign up for my newsletter: http://bit.ly/EllieNews

Big news!

I aholt-finalistm so excited to announce that Chasing the Dollar is a finalist in the HOLT Medallion Contest, sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers. And in two categories–best first novel and novel with strong romantic elements! I could not be more thrilled and honored.

Thank you, Virginia Romance Writers! Good luck to all the finalists!

Trouble… on the move

A Good Kind of Trouble final for Barnes and Noble copyTo celebrate the release of A Good Kind of Trouble, I’ll be dashing around the internet in the next week, with guest posts, excerpts, and other fun stuff at various book blogs. Check in here for my itinerary and then come say hello. First stop is A Passion for Romance, where I’m talking all about the book.

I’ll also be giving away two signed copies of A Good Kind of Trouble (US only, please). Sign up here for the Rafflecopter giveaway!

Thanks to Krista at Bridging the Gap Promotions for organizing the tour!

Are you ready for Trouble?

Good morning!

It’s release day for A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE! Get it on your Kindle for only $2.99 for a limited time (or free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber)!

Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and A Good Kind of Trouble final for Barnes and Noble copymake her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney and former bad date Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail and away from a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

This book is near and dear to me because it was so much fun to write. I hope you enjoy spending time with Lindsey and Ben, too.

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Come join the book club!

ChasingtheDollarThe Gemma Halliday Publishing book club is discussing the first book in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, Chasing the Dollar. Come by and join in the discussion, learn about what’s next for the characters, and enter to win fun prizes! I’ll be there April 16-29.

And bonus! Use the book club’s discount code and get an ebook copy of Chasing the Dollar for only 99 cents through Smashwords!

Hope to see you there!

 

New release and a giveaway!

Good morning! To celebrate the release of Dropping the Dime, the Droppingthedimepurplesecond book in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, I’ll be flitting around the internet, guest posting at various blogs. Here’s my tour itinerary. Come by and say hi, and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Click here for my Rafflecopter giveaway!

Today I’m at Fall Into Reading…Reviews with an excerpt of Dropping the Dime!

Don’t forget that Dropping the Dime is 99 cents for one week only!

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