Brief Bio about yourself?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I always had a notebook and pen with me and as an adult, the laptop is never far. I’ve been jotting down short stories for years. The plots and dialogue have always played out in my head, but I never knew what to do with them. I never thought to have anyone else read them. That all changed when I discovered the eBooks industry. I thought maybe I could do that! Now I’m penning books at a rapid pace and I can’t be stopped.
Who you have worked for?
I’m currently contracted with Noble Romance Publishing and Beachwalk Press.
Names of books published?
Be My Everything
The Lonely Dominant
Embracing the Unexpected
Why/how did you start writing?
I’ve always been a writer. It was just who I wanted to be. I didn’t start taking it seriously though until I discovered the eBooks industry. There are so many possibilities and I have so many stories waiting to be told.
Who are some of your favorite Authors?
Nora Roberts and Stephen King. I’ve been reading them for years.
What inspires you?
My characters inspire me. I love creating them, coming up with back stories and finding new ways to bring romance into their lives.
Do you have a favorite place to write?
I like to slip into the guest bedroom at night when everyone else is asleep and get under the covers with my laptop. The house is quiet and I can think. I develop most of my stories at night just before I fall asleep.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing?
This is going to sound strange coming from an erotic fiction writer, but it’s the steamy scenes I find the most difficult to write. It isn’t that I can’t write them, but it’s coming up with the creative and unique ways to make them different each time.
What do you do to set the “writing mood”?
I need total silence. Now that my kids are in school full-time, I have that and it makes writing much easier.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished and submitted a novel called Crossfire of Love. I figure I’ll take a week or two off to celebrate the season and then I’ll get back to it. I have a few ideas swirling around that need to be told;)
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Life will knock us down, but we can choose to get back up.” – Mr. Han, The Karate Kid 2010
I try to teach my kids that everything we try won’t be 100% successful. I was always saying, “if you fall, get back up”. When we saw the Karate Kid movie and I heard Mr. Han say those words, I was like, “That’s it! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you people.” lol
Embracing the Unexpected by Ella Jade
Blurp: Sometimes love can be found where we least expect it.
When Parker Phillips, a successful attorney, has a confrontation with his friend Ava’s abusive boyfriend, he finds himself facing assault and battery charges, and he’s ordered to attend an anger management course. Parker, who has never been attracted to a man, is drawn to Dr. Jace Cross, the psychiatrist leading the class. But how can that be, since Parker is straight?
Jace accepted the fact that he was gay many years ago, and he’s comfortable in his sexuality, but he’s been single for some time now. He throws himself into his work to fill the lonely void.
Although sparks fly whenever they’re together, Parker’s reluctant to embrace these feelings he has for another man.
Can the sexy doctor help him discover who he truly is?
EMBRACING THE UNEXPECTED – EXCERPT
How far was Jace willing to take this? He was comfortable in his sexuality and had known he was gay ever since high school. He had no problem exploring this relationship, but he wasn’t sure what Parker wanted. Up until now, Jace only had relationships with men who were open with their sexuality. He’d never had to ask a potential partner if they were into men.
Jace sat on the edge of the chaise lounge, but never expected Parker to sit in the small space with him. He could have sat anywhere else in the room. That had to mean something, didn’t it? They were close enough that their thighs were pressed against one another and their shoulders were touching. Parker had his hand in his lap, so Jace reached out and placed his hand on top of it. Parker looked down at their joined hands, and Jace could feel how tense his body was.
“Jace,” he said. “This is all new to me.”
“I know.” He tilted Parker’s chin up with his free hand. “But you can feel it.”
He nodded and Jace felt a sense of relief. If Parker realized there could be something between them then that was half the battle.
“I’ve been trying to fight it all week,” Parker said. “But when you’re close to me, I forget why I’m trying to fight it.”
“Maybe you should just go with what you’re feeling.” Jace wanted to encourage him, but he didn’t want to push.
“I had a really good time tonight,” Parker admitted. “And I want to see you again.”
Jace leaned closer, never taking his eyes away from Parker’s or removing his hand from his. He could feel Parker’s warm breath on his mouth and his eyes looked so inviting.
“You’re going to have to go slower than you’re used to,” Parker said.
“Slow can be good.” Jace smiled as he brushed his lips against Parker’s jaw, moving toward his mouth. Parker looked down and Jace sensed his embarrassment, but he couldn’t help himself, so he slowly moved his lips against his. They were so soft and warm, and he wanted to explore more of him, but he didn’t want to rush him.
He couldn’t take it anymore. He had to deepen the kiss. He needed more, so he moved his hand over Parker’s shoulder and up to the back of his head, pushing him closer to him as he slipped his tongue inside his mouth. Parker briefly reciprocated and Jace thought he’d blow his load from the taste of him, but then Parker pressed his hand against his chest and tried to push him away.
“I don’t—” Parker was breathless, and although the man looked conflicted he didn’t move his lips away from Jace’s.
“You don’t what?” Jace whispered against his mouth as he pressed his forehead to his and played with the hair at the nape of his neck.
“It’s just different,” Parker admitted. “But I like it.” He shifted in his seat, and Jace knew exactly what he was feeling. He was sure Parker was just as hard as he was.
“Parker,” he mumbled against his lips. “I’m willing to wait for you, so why don’t you relax and let’s see where this goes?”
I’m excited to share my work with all of you. I love making new friends, so come connect with me at http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com
Loves and Hugs Abby