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Stranded on a Desert Island


Ever been stranded on a deserted island? Yeah, me either BUT if I were – these three books are a total necessity: I would NEED Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. It’s simply amazing writing and world-building and honestly, I could re-read those over and over and over again. I’d take the Dead of Eve series from Pam Godwin, because it’s fucking sexy as hell. And I think I’m cheating because I’m taking a series of books instead of three individual books. As for the last one, Anne Rice’s entire Vampire book series. So incredibly rich and detailed! What about you? What three books are on your desert island book list?U EllieOriginal link
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To Read or Not To Read Reviews?


In the author community, we segregate into two different camps.Those who read our reviews…Those who don’t…I fall into the first category.You might wonder why would an author NOT read their reviews?It’s a great question and there are a variety of answers.Some authors will tell you the negativity impedes their creative process. Others will tell you negative reviews make them want to quit.I agree with both those statements, but since I began my writing journey in a critique group, I’m rather immune to criticism.But bad reviews are difficult if you don’t look at them with a critical eye.I read all my reviews. I want to know how my stories resonate with my readers. What they love and where things...
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Vision Boards (and why I hate them)


Show my story outline/vision board? These are terrifying words.My process is NO process. I’d love to think I was one of those writers who was totally OCD with a picture-perfect story outline and vision board, but the truth is ugly.I don’t.Like, my mind doesn’t work that way. If I have to stop and create a vision board, search out all those pictures of people who ‘inspire’ my characters…my mind literally stops in its tracks.I find it paralyzing rather than freeing. And I love other authors who post all these pictures of their inspirational characters. I love that they have a vision of who their characters are. It is awe-inspiring.For me, it’s a process of discovery. I don’t have all of that d...
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Reflecting on FOUR years of publishing


Way way way back before I ever published, I ran across a very talented critique partner in Critique Circle. This is an online forum where aspiring writers come together to critique each other’s works and improve upon their craft.I made so many juvenile mistakes in my writing. My words got picked apart, all those mistakes revealed to me along with how I could improve them.I count my time in Critique Circle as my crucible. It’s where I learned to write.One of my first critique partners was Pam Godwin, an incredibly talented writer and we began critiquing each other’s words very early on. She was working on her first book, DEAD OF EVE, (https://amzn.to/2wiYYsK) and I was working on mine, VENDEL...
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I need to confide in you!

I need to confide in you. Recently, I had to delete over 5000 words, that’s about two chapters worth of content because my characters were going off-script.I tell you, these people in my head DO NOT like following directions. And as they wander from here to there, sometimes I need to break out the whip and snap them back in line.Do you have people in your head clamoring for you to tell their story? I’d love to know. And if they are, who do you think will be in charge once you start writing?I know for me, I’m seldom the one in charge. My characters always go off-script. Sometimes that’s awesome, but sometimes it’s simply too much and they are headed in the wrong direction.I’m happy to let the...
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The Ties that Bind: Auction Night…The cast of MICHELLE


http://elliemasters.com/MichelleMeet the cast of MICHELLE from the Auction Night series in The Ties that Bind.Don’t forget to PREorder your copy! elliemasters.com/MichelleMichelle is a vivacious blonde bombshell who’s often been compared to Marilyn Monroe. Deeply submissive, she’s in love with her Dom, Tank.Tank is an ex-Marine, ex-prize fighter, who’s built like a tank. His body is an artist’s dream of clean lines, hard edges and ripped muscles…Until you get to his face. Marred from an artillery explosion, a fine network of scars covers over half his face, and his nose has been broken so many times it finally gave up on ever being straight, and his ears are what you would expect from a boxe...
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A look into the Creation of Forest’s Fall

I wanted to share an intro from one of my blog posts aptly titled: The Agony of Forest’s FALL…I’m about a third of the way into writing Forest’s FALL. This story is going to be bigger than I originally thought. I can feel it. At 35,000 words, the first pivotal moment has arrived. My gut twists as the words flow from My-Mind-to-the-Page. The knots twist and turn with the agony of this scene I just finished. It’s raw and ugly, painful and heart-breaking. Yet, it’s only the beginning of Forest’s FALL.If you want to read more, click on over to my blog and see what else I had to say about writing this amazing book!Forest’s FALL, the agony of creation.Original link
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A Tale of Ellie’s Misadventures


It’s not often I get excited about peopling, but Jet is making me break out of my shell. We have a kayak trip planned with a couple we’ve been ‘dating.’…..Yeah, you heard that right…we’re building couple relationships. Is this something you do? Do you and your significant other seek out other couples to do stuff with?Well, if you’re Jet, it involves setting up a kayaking trip. So, I will have my ass planted in a kayak, heading down the river on a three-hour tour (this sounds terrifying… Is it just me? Or are you now singing this tune from Gilligan’s island?)Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful tripThat started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny shipThe mate wa...
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What is an unpopular literary or bookish opinion you have?


For me…this is difficult. I’m highly opinionated, yet I rarely share my opinions with others. I kind of live by the philosophy of LIVE AND LET LIVE.But in thinking about this, I’m going to go counter to the grain and answer with one of my BOOKISH PET PEEVES.Do you know what really gets my engine revving? My pot boiling? My fire burning? YOU GET THE POINT!I get so irritated at people who say “Audiobooks don’t count as reading.”I mean…WHAT?REALLY?Who the heck are you?I’ve ‘read’ tons of audiobooks, and while they aren’t for everyone, they serve a very definite purpose in my life.How? Why? What do you mean, Ms. OPINIONATED Ellie Masters?Well, I’m going to give you a piece of my mind…(in the kin...
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March Update


Ellie’s Monthly book update.What’s coming this month?In March, I’m super excited to be bringing to you the third book in THE TIES THAT BIND series: MICHELLEThis is Michelle’s book. You can grab your copy at elliemasters.com/MichelleMichelle is a devoted submissive who’s being asked by her Dom, Tank, to consider the possibility of taking things to the next level. In their world, taking things to the next level doesn’t mean a ring and children, but rather a collar and absolute submission. Tank is happy being her Dom, but he craves stepping into the role of Master.Michelle is a beauty Queen. She’s been winning beauty pageants since she was three. She’s been compared to Marilyn Monroe and is utt...
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A PEEK INTO THE PROCESS BEHIND ELLIE’S BOOKS….


Well, it all starts with Jet.Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…what???Jet is my number one fan and reaps the rewards of my writing…because…um…well….you know…those sex scenes…Anyhow, we’re here to talk about ME, not Jet…even though…well…you know…Jet!!! (~le swoon)But, back to ME…I write wherever I can. I have two, maybe three major writer spaces. One is my amazing, awesome writer’s den on the second floor of my home. This is MY space. It’s a place where only I am allowed, and I get tons of shit done there.The second is down in the basement? Is it a basement? We have a full bar, a pool table, a guest suite, and an entertainment space fit for a king. Okay, this is Jet’s MAN cave.And since I lov...
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Forest’s FALL, the agony of creation.


I am writing and this story is killing me.I’m about a third of the way into writing Forest’s FALL. This story is going to be bigger than I originally thought. I can feel it. At 35,000 words, the first pivotal moment has arrived. My gut twists as the words flow from My-Mind-to-the-Page. The knots twist and turn with the agony of this scene I just finished. It’s raw and ugly, painful and heart-breaking. Yet, it’s only the beginning of Forest’s FALL.I know where this story is taking me. What I don’t know is if I have the strength to take that path. It’s going to be ugly and it’s only getting worse from here. Each time I open my laptop to write, I have to pause for a minute and find the strength...
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Writing Forest’s Fall


I’m working on writingForest’s FALL, book three in the Captive Hearts trilogy. This book is gutting me. Challenging doesn’t begin to describe the scope of this book. I’m bringing together threads, little Easter eggs sprinkled throughout several of my series, to weave this final story into a polished product. In this epic crossover, you will see characters from my Changing Roles series (Command/Control/Collar) and Angel Fire series (Heart’s Insanity, Ashes to New, Hearts Desire, Hearts Collide, and Hearts Divided) all coalesce into Forest’s journey.He’s on a mission battling human sex trafficking and death matches and will face his nemesis, John Snowden, in an epic battle of wills. Will our g...
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Embracing Fate is LIVE!


EMBRACING FATEGRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateI wanted to be a good man, not the evil beast I’d become. Pieces of my father infected my soul and my only purpose was to eradicate any remnants of him from my life.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends!Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________SYNOPSIS:Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?You find a man the monsters fear.My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down.It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose....
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Embracing Fate is LIVE!


EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateI scuffed my boots over the gravel which littered the empty parking lot, feeling a need to stamp out the past, but my past refused to be dismissed.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends! Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________SYNOPSIS:Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?You find a man the monsters fear.My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down.It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll...
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Embracing Fate is LIVE!


EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateWe all had roles we hated. Sacrifices we had to make. I didn’t judge their choices. They better damn well not judge mine.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends! Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________SYNOPSIS:Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?You find a man the monsters fear.My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down.It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll sacrifice one to save the...
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Embracing Fate is LIVE!


EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateMy entire existence narrowed down to three things.Me. The barrel of the gun.And the path the bullet would take.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends!Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________SYNOPSIS:Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?You find a man the monsters fear.My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down.It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll sacrifice one to save the many, or s...
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Embracing Fate is LIVE!


EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateThere was more to him than I understood, a darkness lurking inside the man who bought me but refused to touch me. That was the thread I needed to unravel. Dark and vile, he hid his humanity from the world. That would be my salvation; finding his humanity. If I did that, I might find a way to free myself.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends! Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________SYNOPSIS:Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?You find a man the monsters fear.My j...
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EMBRACING FATE IS LIVE! RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY!


Title: Embracing FateSeries: Captive Hearts #2Author: Ellie MastersGenre: Dark Captive RomanceRelease Date: October 30, 2019BlurbWho do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men? You find a man the monsters fear.My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down. It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll sacrifice one to save the many, or some such nonsense like that. Does that justify what I must do? Does that make me the hero?No. It makes me a monstrous man, but I’ll do what needs to be done.I don’t want to know her name. I’m not her savior. I’m not her knight in shining armor galloping in on a white horse to sa...
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Embracing Fate 1 more day!


EMBRACING FATEGRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFateThere was more to him than I understood, a darkness lurking inside the man who bought me but refused to touch me. That was the thread I needed to unravel. Dark and vile, he hid his humanity from the world. That would be my salvation; finding his humanity. If I did that, I might find a way to free myself.Help Ellie Get the word out: Spread the news! Tell your friends! Comment below! this post!Add to your Goodreads TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_GRAdd to your Bookbub TBR: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate_BB____________________________________What people are saying?“Ms. Masters is not afraid to take you into the dark with only a lit...
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