Thursday, September 19, 2013

Author Spotlight & Giveaway ~*~ Ella Jade


We are really excited to welcome Ella Jade to the blog today!  
She has graciously answered a few interview questions to let her readers get to know a little more about her . . .

Check out her answers, then our review & she even has a giveaway!


1. Favorite TV show when you were younger?
Quantum Leap... I love time travel ;)

2. What would we find if we looked under your bed?
Well, if its a heavy writing week you'll find dust bunnies. lol

3. Book Store or Library?
Book Store

4. What are a few things on your bucket List?
I'd like to see Hawaii. My husband and I talk about it all the time. Maybe when we get the kids situated in college we can take a relaxing trip alone ;)

5. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I've been a fan of Nora Roberts for years. I love the way she can spin a series.

6. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Without you guys, I couldn't do what I was truly meant to do. You keep reading and I'll keep writing. Deal?

7. What Inspired you to write ?
The characters and the plots inspire me to create all of these stories and tales. I have so much to say.

8. What is your life motto?
"Life Will Knock Us Down, But We Can Choose To Get Back Up." - Mr. Han, The Karate Kid 2010

9. Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes! The stories and dialog have always played out in my head.

10. What can readers expect next from you?
My very first paranormal, time travel is due out in January. I'm really excited about this one. It's called Find Me.

11. How do you get yourself in the right frame of mind to write those amazingly hot sex scenes?
I make sure I develop strong, well-developed characters who have a connection to one another. Even if its a short story, I try to establish a reason for the two to come together (no pun intended lol). After their back stories are created (even if just in my head) I let it flow from there. I like to have a bond with my characters before they do.

12. Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:
The Weekend Proposition
One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?

13. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Sure! I loved writing The Weekend Proposition. Here's one of my favorite scenes...

“I’m not looking to be the next Bachelor.”

“I’m sure that show would love you. Rich, successful, and totally hot.”

“You think I’m hot?” He smirked all smug-like and sexy.

“Like you didn’t already know?”

“That I’m hot or that you thought I was hot?”

“You are arrogant.”

“I don’t have time for a relationship. My job is very demanding.”

“You still need a social life.” She shrugged. “Not that I have time for one.”

“You see, that’s why my proposition is perfect.”

When he turned to leave the room she reached out and touched his tattoo. She couldn’t stop herself. His muscles tightened under her fingers. He looked over his shoulder and into her eyes.

“I didn’t expect this.” She traced over the keys. “Do you play?”

He nodded as he held her gaze.

“It’s really good.” She moved closer to get a better look. She wasn’t sure where her boldness came from but she couldn’t stop touching his heated skin. “Did you have it done in the city?”

“Um, yes.” He spoke so low she almost missed it.

“Old Souls Tattoo Parlor?” She saw a date written just underneath the picture. She wondered what it symbolized.

“How did you know that?”

“I’m friends with Jake. He’s a remarkable artist. His tats almost pop off the skin. I could tell by the color scheme this was his work. It looks like you could almost play this miniature piano.” She continued to run her fingers over the image. “He’s done all of mine.”

“You have more?” He turned to face her. “I saw the one at the nape of your neck.”

“I have a few more.”

“Where?” She felt his breath on her lips.

“Wouldn’t you like to know?” She gave him a flirty smile. “You better get ready for dinner.”

“Only if you’ll promise to tell me later.”

“Maybe I’ll show you.”

“You like to tease me, don’t you? That could be dangerous.”


Blurb
One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?

No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. He’s headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousin’s elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencer’s brother, Ava has been telling her friends she’s planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencer’s not in the mood to deal with her, but he can’t miss the wedding. He needs a plan.

Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencer’s offer—spend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, he’ll compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.

It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content

~*~ Buy Links ~*~

Amazon   ~   Beachwalk Press   ~   ARe  ~  B&N

Review ~*~ 
The Weekend Proposition is a really fun story.  It reads quickly and sucks you in from the first pages as you meet Spencer and Dakota after work one night.  They need each other for various reason and Spencer has the ability to make it work, little does he know Dakota is not just a pretty face and things are going to get a little crazy.

Both characters have interesting quirks and need each other for the weekend, but little do they know they have a lot more in common than most people would think.  The passion they feel for each other is just the least of what they have going for them.

Ella Jade creates a world that is believable and that a reader can put themselves in with the characters. Every book I've read by Ella has made me want to have at least one of the characters she creates as my best friend and The Weekend Proposition is no different.  If you are looking for a sweet romance that has a bit of passion, family, and love pick up The Weekend Proposition and enjoy these characters.  It is worth it ;)

About Ella

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.

Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

You can find Ella here…
http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ella-Jade-Author/186959391390708?ref=hl


GIVEAWAY Please enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a coffee mug with The Weekend Proposition cover on it.

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12 comments:

  1. Yes, you are a new to me author. I love the cover of your book and am adding it to my WL. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Erin. I hope you'll get lost in my words :)

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  2. Thanks so much for having me today! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my work ;)

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  3. I just added this one to my TBR. It looks very good.

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  4. I have a book of yours on my Kindle now I just have not had a chance to read it yet :( I am working my way to it tho! :) This one also looks very good!

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  5. Sounds like a great read. thanks for the giveaway.
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  6. added to my tbr thanks for the giveaway

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  7. Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments.

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  8. Yes, you are new to me, I have seen your name, but I haven't got the chance to read one of your books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I appreciate you leaving a comment ;)

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  9. Never heard of you before, would love to hceck you out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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