Anna Ellis

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I’m back to blogging!

At least for the month of April. Once again, I’m attempting the Blogging A-Z Challenge after crashing just before the finish line in 2020.

Who can blame me? It was 2020.

But this is 2021—a new year with its own set of challenges. I’m going to focus on the one I can control.

What is the Blogging A- Z Challenge?

It all began 2010 when a blogger (not me – anyone know who I can credit for this?) challenged other bloggers to post every day for the month of April. If you take out the Sundays of the month, it makes 26 days – one day for each letter of the alphabet, and the challenge grew from there. There are hundreds of bloggers who participate and I’ll post the master list as soon as I get on it for those interested in checking it out. All you need is a website where you can post your blog and an idea to write about, referred to as a theme.

So, what’s my theme?

The theme for this year is:

Books and Booze: The Characters of Anna Ellis and what they do for fun.

I’ll be selecting a character from one of my books and giving them a few questions to answer, including what their favourite beverage is. And to begin with, I’ll let you know a bit about me – Anna Ellis.

As a bit of background, I’m an author of thirty-five novels, collections and short stories – books that are sexy and steamy and usually feature married couples enjoying the company of other married couples. I write in the erotic romance genre and I write about swingers.

Am I a swinger? I can’t tell you…yet. 🙂

Even though I get pretty dirty in my books, this will be a PG rated post. I can’t promise all of them well be 😉

Keep reading and I’ll provide a list of my books and where you can buy them. But even though this challenge will be full of self-promotion for me, I want it to be fun for you as well! So here we go!

Anna Ellis – Author

What’s your favourite colour? I like purple or a nice, dark red. Blue red, not too orangy.

Favourite food? Tonight I’m making burgers so I’ll go with that. I love a good burger with just the right about of melted cheese, maybe a bit of bacon, a slice of avocado and a slick slather of mayo. Hungry yet?

Farthest you’ve ever travelled? Vienna, Austria

If you were a musician, what would your band/one name be?  The Swingers

What’s your favourite 90’s jam? Alanis Morrissette – the whole Jagged Little Pill album

Teenage crush (famous person) Kirk Cameron. Which is slightly ironic (ironic – Alanis! :)) since I’ve heard he’s an uber-conservative who most likely would not appreciate my books! But, hey, he was really cute! And I just dated myself!

Favourite body part A man’s hands

The last book you read and was it good Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. And yes, very good!

Favourite alcoholic beverage? Dirty martini. And here’s how I make them!

  • 3 ounces gin
  • splash of dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine – we call it olive juice!
  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives…or more. Helpful hint – Cerignola olives are my fav! They have a pit but are so meaty that it’s like you get a snack as well!

Shake gin and vermouth with ice, then add olives and juice. Cheers!!

Last question!

Three words to describe you Fun, feisty, and enthusiastic!

ANNA ELLIS BOOKS: available on Amazon or read for free on Kindle Unlimited!

One series

  • One Summer
  • One Week
  • One Night

Husbands and Wives series

  • Making Friends
  • The Husbands
  • The Wives
  • New Neighbours
  • Joe and Jacey
  • Husbands and Wives – The Collection
  • Interludes
  • Interludes II
  • Interludes III
  • Interludes – The Collection
  • Melissa
  • Paige

Office Plays series

  • Office Plays
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Love After Hours
  • Lost Weekends

Touch series

  • Touch
  • Touch – Iliya’s Story
  • Touch – Del’s Story
  • Caress
  • Caress – Iliya’s Story
  • Caress – Del’s Story
  • Embrace
  • Embrace – Iliya’s Story
  • Embrace – Del’s Story
  • Touch – The Collection

Adults Only series

  • Shared Accommodations
  • Room Service
  • Late Check Out
  • No Vacancy
  • Adults Only – The Collection

Short story collection

Peek-a-boo

I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about me! I’d love to hear from you if you did, so drop a comment or follow me on Facebook! Tune in tomorrow for the first of my character chats with Basil, from the One series!


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Get to Know Me

I like making connections with my readers so here’s 21 Questions to get to know me a little better

 

1. Are you named after anyone? Anna Ellis is my pen name, so yes! Anna is for the amazingly awesome chick who inspired me to write dirty books. Ellis is close to my grandmother’s maiden name, which is kind of odd, considering what I write…

2. When was the last time you cried? Happy cry? When Dory found her parents. And a little when Jon Snow and Sansa hugged

3. Do you have kids? Yep

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I think so! I think I’m cool, which probably means I’m not! But I’m definitely a good friend to have. But I might put you in one of my books…

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yes, but sometimes people don’t get it, so I don’t think I’m doing it right!

bungee6. Will you ever bungee-jump? Sign me up!

7. What’s your favorite cereal? Froot Loops although I have a weird craving for Sugar Crisp

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? If they are smiling, whether they look upset

9. What is your eye colour? Green

10. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy

11. Favorite smells? apples, MAC lipstick, the way it smells after it rains, men with the perfect amount of cologne

12. Summer or winter? summer. Spring, actually, but I like it warm

13. Computer or television? Both? I need the computer for work but I don’t like watching t.v on it.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Rome? Or Venice. I need to look at a map

15. Do you have any special talents? Lots. A few that aren’t mentionable here…

16. Where were you born? Canada

17. What are your hobbies? music, movies, hanging with friends

IMG_402918. Do you have any pets? I have a dragon. I am the mother of dragons! He’s just a bearded dragon, but still!!

19. Favorite movie? Impossible to pick one…Empire Fights Back always makes the list, so I’ll use that

20. Do you have any siblings? yep

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t want to grow up!!

 

Anything else you want to know about me?


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Get to know Me!

anna imageHey there!

I’ve gotten lots of new followers this week and I’m really excited about that!!  So I thought I’d let you get to know me a little!

 

Main thing you want to know if you’re visiting my site for the first time:  I’m an author.  I love to write, I love my readers and I love interacting with my readers!  I write a series of erotic romance books about a group of happily married couples who find a little extra excitement with their nrighbours.  My Husbands and Wives series may be coming to an end, but never fear – I’ve got lots of plans for the next series!!  How many of you work in an office?! 😉

Along with my ‘dirty’ books, I also write not-as-steamy- novels under the name Holly Kerr.

I found a couple of get-to-know you questionnaires on-line and I mixed them up to find questions I wanted to answer!!  Feel free to let me about yourself in the links!! xo

 

About me:

Favourite salty snack: Miss Vicki’s Balsamic and Sweet Onion potato chips

Song I love to dance to: anything – I love to dance!

Vegetable I hate: onion

If I could have a drink from someone from history – Henry VIII – to see what the fuss was about.  Of course I might end up married to him, or beheaded – or both!!

Worst physical pain: tore my hamstring.  ouch.  Almost threw up, passed out, and I cried.  It was a bad night!

What makes you laugh: something unexpected.  I love comments people make during a conversation when you’re not expecting something funny or inappropriate to come out of theirchris pratt mouths and you almost pee yourself laughing.  Laughing is a huge turn-on for me and I love someone who makes me laugh!!

Who taught me to cook: my daddy

What colour underwear am I wearing right now: green with purple lace trim.  I don’t do tightie-whities (or thongs, FYI!)

kirk cameronFavourite celebrity as a child:  this will age me! I don’t have just one – Kirk Cameron, Michael Jackson and the boys from the Goonies!

What word describes me: happy.  I love my life!  If you’re not happy, do something to fix it!

Do I love or hate rollercoasters:  I love them but my body has started to rebel and I get dizzy/nauseas when I go on too many.  But I still love them

My dream sandwich:  rye bread, salami, summer sausage, provolone cheese and a leaf of lettuce

Favourite cartoon growing up – Jem and and Holograms. Or the Smurfs

Coolest thing I’ve been for Halloween.  I have lots of good memories from Halloween but a few of my favs have been when my university roommate dressed me up as a pumpkin to take me trick or treating (we were 22), when I dressed up as a spice rack (names of spices taped to my body) and my Princess Leia costume!  (no not the gold bikini one!)