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Blogging A-Z Challenge: C, D and D

Today is the fourth day of the Blogging A-Z Challenge and I’m already a day down.

If you haven’t checked out my earlier blogs, here’s an update. I’m attempting the 2021 Blogging Challenge which means posting a blog every day in April, except Sundays. Each post will follow the theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet.

So, what’s my theme?

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

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!

C is for Callie

Callie Champlain is one of my most favourite characters to write. She does what she wants, takes who she wants, but values her friends and commitments of others above all.  Brawdy, busty and blonde, Callie wasn’t content to only be one of the main characters of the Office Plays series, but she spent a memorable weekend at the swinger resort in Room Service, the second book in the Adults Only series.

And coming in June, Callie will be one of member of Fantasies Book Club, my new series.

What’s your favourite colour? Red – blazing, bright, scarlet

Favourite food? Cookies. With a glass of milk

Farthest you’ve ever travelled? I went on a road trip to Muskoka last summer with Brienne. I’m not much for traveling, preferring to find my fun closer to home. Although I did go to Nova Scotia a few months ago and that was a lot of fun!

If you were a musician, what would your band/one name be?  Diana Dors. She was the British Marilyn Monroe with a reputation of holding parties in her bedroom. Sounds like I’m the reincarnation of her!

What’s your favourite 90’s jam? Backstreet Boys – all right!

Teenage crush (famous person) Luke Perry. I loved the bad boy with a heart of gold. I watched all of Riverdale just because he was on it

Favourite body part Am I allowed to say that? Because you know…

The last book you read and was it good I’m making my way through the Bridgerton series

Favourite alcoholic beverage? I don’t drink a lot but when I do, I like it fruity. And I’m partial to a nice bourbon

Last question!

Three words to describe you Fun, fast and a little bit freaky!

D is for Dominic…and for Del

I write about married couples in my books, and two of my most favourite husbands are Dominic and Del. Dominic is half of Dom-and-Jacey from Husbands and Wives series, about a happily married couple moving into a neighbourhood of swingers. Dominic is the most supportive swinger husband ever, who lets Jacey do whatever and whoever she likes, as long as she comes home and tells him about it.

D is for Dominic

What’s your favourite colour? Green

Favourite food? Jacey’s cook all that much, so when she does, I pretty much like anything she makes. But she makes the best mac n’cheese. The kids love it

Farthest you’ve ever travelled? Asia. That’s where I met Jacey

If you were a musician, what would your band/one name be?  Dom and the Husbands. Or maybe Dom and the Wives. That might be more fun

What’s your favourite 90’s jam? I listened to a lot of Pearl Jam back in the day. I can’t believe I just said that – back in the day!

Teenage crush (famous person) Jennie Garth. It was the only reason to watch Beverly Hills 90210. It’s funny because when you compare her to Jacey, they have nothing in common, lookswise

Favourite body part the curve of a woman’s waist

The last book you read and was it good The Martian by Andy Weir and it was great. Just as good as the movie

Favourite alcoholic beverage? I really like a nice Barolo, especially from 2010

Last question!

Three words to describe you Good teacher, great father and the best listener

D is also for Del

Del is married to Iliya in the Touch series. The two of them have an open marriage and invite Kenna to join them in the bedroom. He’s an award-winning author, also a teacher, self-professed mama’s boy and only wants his wife to be happy.

What’s your favourite colour? Navy blue

Favourite food? Kenna’s brownies. But don’t tell my Mama

Farthest you’ve ever travelled? I’ve been all over the Caribbean, and it’s bad that I should know what island is furthest. But hey, I’m an English teacher, not geography

If you were a musician, what would your band/one name be?  Del and the Dominos. That sounds like a real band!

What’s your favourite 90’s jam? L L Cool J

Teenage crush (famous person) Jennifer Love Hewitt

Favourite body part A woman’s skin

The last book you read and was it good A Man Called Ove

Favourite alcoholic beverage? Glenfiddich Scotch Whiskey

Last question!

Three words to describe you Husband, writer, educator

So here’s two posts and three characters for the price of one! If any of these character seem to be up your alley, make sure you check out my books at author.to/AnnaElllisbooks. Or drop a comment and let me know what you think!


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Release day for Late Checkout!!

Adults Only

First we had Jacey and Dominic from Husbands and Wives took a break from their naughty neighbours to visit

                              Then Callie from Office Plays came to play

                              Finally it’s Iliya’s, from the Touch series, turn to meet Morena and Lorde!

 Late Checkout is available now!

Iliya has done everything she can to get over Del and Kenna. She’s moved in with William, let him dictate who she sees, what she wears…who she plays with… but it’s not working. She agrees with William that a weekend away at Mrs. Robinson’s B & Be for swingers might be the perfect thing for her, and lets him pack her things.
But Iliya didn’t know about the history between William and the owner of the B & B, the sexy fiftysomething Morena. And she doesn’t find out until they arrive.
Morena’s done everything she could to get ready for William’s arrival – new pillows, new haircut, tried to find a new relationship, but nothing can prepare her when her past meets her future. William is under her roof and Morena can’t help but wonder what it would be like if he stayed.
Lorde is also wondering how he got Elizabeth under his roof – and what he’s supposed to do with her kids. Fatherhood is new for him, but he’s giving it his best shot. But what’s really confusing him is how the Elizabeth sharing his bed seems a little more adventurous than the Elizabeth he gave his heart to all those years ago.
Not that he’s complaining.
It’s another swinging weekend at Mrs. Robinson’s!

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One more week for the Goddess Fish tour

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been on tour with Goddess Fish for the past few months. It’s called Before the Masses Tour and it’s purpose is to get me out there for more readers to find. Of course I can’t pinpoint if this has been helpful, but I have made new friends, found new blogs and have really liked working with the gals at Goddess Fish.

Most of the stops involve Q& A or a guest post. Monday’s stop was at More Books Than Livros and it was full of reviews!!  Here’s what Isabelle thought of Making Friends, Shared Accommodations, Office Plays and Touch!

Shared Accommodations:

You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you have read Jacey and Dominic’s story before.

Making Friends:

You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this because is hot and unusual!!!

Office Plays:

  • You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you are looking for something different than what is out there.

Touch:

You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you enjoy F/F/M.

There’s lots more to be found on More Books Than Livros. Check it out – I’ve never had such in-depth reviews of my books!!


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Week Four on the Goddess Fish Tour

We’re rolling right along on this tour. Today I stopped by Sharing Links and Wisdom for a chat.  Check it out for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card!

 

Anna, thanks so much for stopping by. So, how did you get started writing?

I’ve always wrote, ever since I was a little girl. But as for what I write now – I was writing a women’s fiction novel and I noticed a certain scene was a little too steamy. So, I thought, why not give it a try?  I ended up writing Making Friends, and things just took off from there.

What was the inspiration for your book?

A few years ago, there was a group of neighbours who would spend Friday nights together. We’d have dinner, drink lots of wine. I got to thinking about how we were all such good friends – what if we took it one step further. Voila – my swinging series was born!

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?

I would love to write historical fiction. I was a history major and I just love it.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?

There’s not much I won’t read. I’m not much for literary fiction, but I’m not opposed to reading it. I don’t think I’d ever try to write science fiction. I love to read it, but I think the technological descriptions would be beyond me!

What are you up to right now? Do you have any releases planned, or are you still writing?

The second book in the Adults Only series, Room Service will be out next month!  I’m just putting the finishing touches on it, and starting with the third one.  I’m also looking at writing a little short novelette about the characters in my Touch series for a spring release.

Alright, now for some random, fun questions. Favorite color?

Purple. Or red.

Favorite movie?

I really hate this question because there are so many movies that I love!! Because I’m such a Star Wars fan, I have to say Empire Strikes Back. And I love some of the Marvel movies. But for my favourite, non- franchise movie, I’d say The Italian Job. The remake, the one with Mark Wahlberg. I just love him!

Book that inspired you to become an author?

Stephen King’s On Writing. Every writer should read it. But the person who inspires me is Joss Whedon. I think he’s a brilliant writer.

You have one superpower. What is it?

I’d want to fly, or super-strength.  Can I have both?

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?

Joss Whedon, Stephen King and George Lucas. I would have a list of questions to ask, but I don’t think I’d talk much!

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?

I think I’m most like Paige, in my Husbands and Wives series. She’s probably the most normal and the least sexiest, although she’ sexy in her own way!

That’s all from me, thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Thank you so much for having me!!

Make sure you head over to Sharing Links and Wisdom for more me and for a chance to win!!


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Week Two of my Goddess Fish Tour!

Don’t you love that name!! Goddess Fish Promotions 

Anyway, week two finds me being interviewed at Books, Dream, Life. Check out the page for the entire feature.

Making Friends, Touch, and Office Plays are all 99 cents

for a limited time!!

Interview:

What inspired you to write this story?

Shared Accommodations came about in a strange sort of way. I had just finished my Touch series and I was trying to come up with something new for my next book. I read an article in a magazine about this man who traveled around the country having rendezvous with married couples and something about it clicked with me. My first series was about a group of swingers, and it was so much fun to write that I had been trying to come up with a way to revisit it. So then the traveling man and the swingers somehow came together into a resort for adults, primarily for swingers and I went from there.



What was your favorite part to write?

My favourite part of writing is creating new characters. I loved coming up with Lorde and his heartbreak and backstory. I think the scene with him and Elizabeth was my favourite. And Morena – I have so much on her, I can’t wait to tell her story!

What was the hardest part to write?

Honestly, the sex scenes!  Not all the time – I do write erotica and I like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at it. But it’s hard when I’m working in the middle of a scene and everyone is all excited, and all of a sudden my kids will come home from school or my husband will ask me something, and I have stop in the middle and leave my characters hanging! I don’t like to leave my characters hanging – it’s no fun for anyone!


How did you come up with your characters?

I get the name and an image of what I want the character to look like. Then I find a picture of an actor on-line and start with a character bio – description, backstory, what they want in the story. I think a lot about my characters before I start and while I’m writing. I don’t really know how I come up with them, but there’s usually some part of myself in each. Maybe we both have the same favourite movie, or I use something that’s happened to me, as a way to find their emotion.



Do you have anything coming up and can you tell us about it?

Of course! I’m in the midst of the second Adults Only novel – this one is called Room Service. Morena and Lorde are back, along with a few of the guests from Shared Accommodations. I had requests for some of the older characters, so they’ll visiting the B & B for the weekend again! But no Jacey and Dominic  – they’re back home with their naughty neighbours. This time we’ll meet Callie and Sadie and Jason, from my Office Plays books.

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Where did January go?

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This month may be off to a flying start, but I feel like I’m stuck in reverse. I have no new releases to share with you, or new covers. Or even upcoming books.

(There are plenty of books coming up, but not ready to have covers, titles to show…lots of ideas, not lots of books.)

But it’s only January – the end of January, but still! I’ve got time to make 2017 another awesome year for Anna Ellis, right?

2016 was the year of Touch (and no, not the creepy Donald Trump kind!) I released 9 books last year. They may have been short books, but still – that’s nine books to write, revise, edit, covers and promote. A year of burrowing down in the life of Kenna, Del and Iliya. So it’s no wonder the well is a bit dry. 

It’s not like I haven’t been busy. All of the Touch series and the five books of the Husbands and Wives series,  including the Collection and Interludes Collection, are now available on Kobo, iBooks, Nook, 24 Symbols, Tolino and Page Foundry. Interludes and the Office Plays series will be coming up in the next month or so.

I still have one last book in the Office Plays series to write. It’s coming, I promise!

I’m also going back to the sexy swingers with a new series, Mrs. Robinson’s Red Inn of Happy Couples (not convinced of that title yet, but it will be about a Mrs. Robinson, who is a Tia- like organizer of fun events for couples) One lucky couple from the Husbands and Wives series will be making an appearance! Who would you like to catch up with?

Something in the works that I’m very excited about – I’m going to be dipping into the New Adult genre!  I’ll be co-authoring a book with Holly Kerr! It will be full of Holly’s chick lit fun and flare, plus my sexy bits for all to enjoy. Look for that summer 2017.

And last but not least, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to find out all about these projects and more!

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I’ll keep you posted with dates and covers and anything else. But before I go – who from Husbands and Wives would you like to have show up in my new book??

 


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Happy Halloween! A TREAT for you!

Happy Halloween!!

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Hope you get lots of treats tonight

(and not all that are chocolate! ;))

Here’s a TREAT from me:

Click here for your FREE copy of Touch!

SecretsLies Touch. An Unconventional Romance.

See how it all began…

Kenna, the lonely single, who has forgotten the sensation of a touch

Iliya, who has a need for Kenna beyond simple friendship

Del, the husband willing to do whatever possible to make his wife happy

What happens when you meet the man of your dreams…and his wife?

 

 

 

 


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Find out how it ends. Pre-order your copy of Embrace

What happens when you fall in love with a man…and his wife

The Touch series

Embrace

Embrace – Iliya’s Story

Embrace – Del’s Story

Pre-order your copies today

 

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Embrace the story

Available 11/22/16

11/29/16

12/06/16

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To Touch and then Caress…what’s next!

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CARESS – book 4 in the TOUCH series is available on Amazon on Tuesday, August 2!!!

(if you pre-order it now, it will be ready for you then on your ereader 😉  Amazon)

To ensure you’re ready to find out what happens with Kenna, Iliya and Del, I’ve put the first three Touch books on sale for only 99 cents.

This weekend only, from Amazon

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