Updates

New group: Elle Richards Diverse Romantics, IG

I’ve been working long and hard to put the finishing touches on the projects I will soon be releasing. Until then I have two announcements to make, I created a facebook group called Elle’s Diverse Romantics on Facebook so book lovers and fans can discuss new books and contests.

Click on the link below to join my new Facebook group: Elle Richards Diverse Romantics.

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I’ve added Instagram to my author’s platform

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Thank you, readers, for all your patience. I have new work and free content coming soon.

Thank you for visiting

Love

Elle

teasers, Updates

Coming soon: Claim: The Alpha’s True Mate

Claim: The Alpha’s True Mate is for readers 18+.  Claim, is an erotic paranormal romance with no cliffhangers. I hope you enjoy this teaser.

Photo by Valeria Boltneva from Pexels

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Three things matter to me in this world, family, the family’s business and fighting nature’s urge to mate. Mating in my world means submission, and I am nobody’s bitch. I’m a lone wolf who likes her freedom. I don’t need saving; I don’t follow pack rules, and I don’t need the sexy Alpha Malcolm following me around. The wolf inside me recognizes him as her true mate; he may have won her over, but it will take more than sexy smile to convince me to join a pack.
Cady Mills
Lone Wolf

 

 

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Three things matter to me in this world, my pack, the pack’s business and a feisty lone wolf by the name of Cady. After the death of her mother, Cady has been moving place to place with her lone wolf uncle, Erik. When Erik decides to open a shifter bar near my territory, I knew it was time to claim my mate.
There’s only one problem she thinks I want to control her. It’s hard to convince her I don’t want to tame her when I’m Alpha to her old pack.
She’s mine, her wolf knows it. Now’s it’s time to show Ms. Mills that you can’t fight nature or destiny.
Malcolm Rivers
Alpha of Cresten Pack

 

Wattpad work

New Year New Projects

Blue Wood (1)

Meet Gideon Black Alpha King of the wolf shifters

Gideon Black must find a witch, the magic from the witches that serve him won’t keep his world hidden for long. Most of the powerful witches have long abandoned them and the veil that hides them from the world will soon be vanquished unless he can find one powerful witch to keep the veil up. The only problem with that is, she must never leave. Gideon is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep his people safe, even if it means to take a witch as his bride.

My new Wattpad paranormal romance project, the first chapter is posted for your enjoyment. Click on the link below. Every week a chapter will be posted on Wattpad.

Under His Rule

 

2017 was a year filled with writing for 2018 I want to share my projects.

Coming soon also will be my short wolf shifter romance Claim: The Alpha’s mate

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Introducing the Alpha of Cresten wolf pack Malcolm and his journey to protect his true mate Cady from the dangers of being a lone shifter surrounded by two wolf packs.

Soon

Thank you for investing your time to read my work.

 

Books

The Redemption by Brooke Sivendra

The Redemption

by Brooke Sivendra
A Deacon Thomas Novel
Publication Date: January 31, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Thriller

Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

He dug his hands into the wet, muddy soil, searching for his murdered girlfriend’s remains, but what he found was something very different…

Deacon Thomas is facing his past and fighting for his future—for another chance at happiness. But when a dark secret emerges, one that shatters Marianne’s world, he will be forced to make a decision that will forever change his life.

Deacon couldn’t save Nicole, but he’s determined that history will not repeat itself.

This is his chance for redemption.

The Redemption is the second and final installment of the Deacon Thomas Duet.

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

They say time heals all wounds, but that’s a lie. . .

Seven years ago, Deacon Thomas’s girlfriend was brutally murdered. Every single day, he lives with the crushing truth—they killed her to get to him. Time hasn’t healed his wounds. Not even a little. But he’s found one way to survive: to suppress the memories of her—the good and the bad.

Until now. One image changes everything, and whether he wants to or not, life is going to force him to face his past. But life is also going to give him something else: a second chance at
happiness—if he can find the strength to forgive himself.

About Brooke Sivendra

Brooke Sivendra lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and two furry children—Milly, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Lara, a massive Great Dane who is fifty pounds heavier than Brooke and thinks she is a lap dog!

Brooke has a degree in Nuclear Medicine and worked in the field of medical research before launching her first business at the age of twenty-six. This business grew to be Australia’s premier online shopping directory and Brooke recently sold it to focus on her writing.

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Books

New Book: Over Us Over You

Over Us, Over You

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: December 7, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Subject: Delete this message after you read it…

Dear Hayley,

I’m assuming you’re still hungover, so I’ll make this brief.

Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home.

That’s the story.

The end.

Period.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels and the co-founder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on Instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Book review

Review: Marked: Winter (Blood Courtesans)

Marked: Winter (Blood Courtesans)Marked: Winter by Gwen Knight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ethen Rune is a centuries old vampire used to his solitude. He’s wealthy and disciplined, he expects extreme competence from those around him. Amelia Winters is the baby sister to a family of vampire slayers, she was raised to hate all vampires. When Amelia’s best friend Tessa has a near fatal encounter with a vampire, Amelia must enter the world of blood courtesans to save her friend’s life. Blood courtesans are expected to seduce and satisfy their vampire sponsors. Can Amelia bring herself to seduce the very creature her family has hunted for years? She soon realizes that there are no rules where vampires are concerned and that her own life and heart may be at stake.

At first reading this I thought this was going to be the same old cliché vampire romance. Vampire meets seemingly shy young woman and saves her from a dangerous vampire and they fall in instant love. What I discovered was much more, this is a love story of two people who are not supposed to even like each other falling in love and saving each other. The characters were original and complex. Their relationship progressed quickly but the chemistry was authentic. The story takes place in Chicago where vampires make a home for their selves. Marked builds a world within reality giving readers a clear understanding of vampires and what governs their actions.
The only growth area for this book is the setting could have been strengthened a little more. I would have loved to experience the city more in the writing. Marked: Winter (Blood Courtesans) in a few words is action-packed, at the edge of your seat love story of two enemies falling in love. This book held me captive until the very last page.

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Food for thought

What makes a good book good?

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When studying literature I am taught the story is not good unless the writer pays attention to craft. Every scene has a purpose and every character is placed for the good of the whole story. I am an avid reader; I am also a student studying the craft hoping that one day I can create a masterpiece worthy of reading. Every book I read the voice of my instructors appear in my thoughts. How was the character development? What is the climax in the story? A bunch a questions hit me all at once, when I’m finished assessing I can’t tell if I enjoyed the book or not. There are also books I come across when I read work from an inexperienced writer and I enjoy the book, with the exception of a few grammatical or formatting errors the book takes me hostage and releases me at the end of the last page.

I am not saying that craft has no place, I have read books from authors who use craft as an ingredient crafted masterfully to produce a satisfying reading delight. Their creativity is mostly showcased, using craft as a spice to enhance but not to overpower their literary dish.

My question to you my experienced writers “How do I know what rules I follow and what rules I can break when I study them all? Is there rules for each genre? Or am I doomed to figure out my personal style as a writer by winging it, using  readers as test dummies to see what works? I know where imagination is concerned, there are no rules. How do I practice the craft without being a slave to the rules, or a rebel against all rules? Neither is a good place, I am trying to find my balance.

I want to thank all of my followers for reading and following my posts. Feel free to post your comments, advice or reactions in the comment box.

Thank you again

Sincerely Elle