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EMBRACING FATE
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No matter the sum, whether one dollar or a million, I belonged to no man. My freedom may have been sold to the highest bidder, but I belonged to no one.

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What are people saying?

“Embracing Fate is raw, harsh and not for the faint of heart. Yet, it is utterly and completely enthralling. This dark romance plays out in the depraved, ruthless and seedy world of human trafficking. I was stunned by the intensity of this book and often times found myself holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat as events unfolded. I could not put it down!”~ Melanie Goodreads

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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 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 save the day. I’m her nightmare, a man who will break her so others may live.

There’s only one rule. Don’t fall for the girl.

But when have I ever followed rules?

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Embracing Fate Cover Reveal

Title: Embracing Fate
Series: Captive Hearts #2
Author: Ellie Masters
Genre: Dark Captive Romance
Cover Design: Ellie Masters
Release Date: October 30, 2019
Blurb
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 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 save the day. I’m her nightmare, a man who will break her so others may live. 
There’s only one rule. Don’t fall for the girl.
But when have I ever followed rules?
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What People are Saying
Katie:
Embracing Fate!!

1 million stars if I could!!

First off just let me say that this was the book I’ve been begging for from the moment I read the Changing Roles series!! And it’s finally here and I totally loved it!!
This is Josh’s redemption story and it went above and beyond everything I was hoping for. I didn’t think it was possible to love Josh, let alone root for him and that’s exactly what happened with this book.
I was sucked in from the very beginning and couldn’t put this book down. If you’re looking for your next great read then you need to one click this book right now!! And as always happy reading. 📖

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Author Bio
Ellie
writes the kind of heart-stopping, pulse-pounding, can’t-stop-reading romance
filled with all your sexy, swoon-worthy, alpha men. They have to be, because
the heroines Ellie writes are strong women with take charge attitudes.

International, bestselling, multi-genre author, Ellie writes the stories she
loves to read. Dark romance lover? Sweet contemporary romance? How about a romantic suspense to whet your appetite? Ellie writes it all. Don’t wait any
longer, your next book boyfriend is waiting for you.

Born in the South, raised under the Hawaiian sun, Ellie has traveled the globe
while in service to her country. The love of her life, her amazing husband, is
her number one fan and biggest supporter. And yes! He’s read every word she’s
written.

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The Best Marketing Advice I’ve Heard from JR WARD

J.R. Ward
August 2 at 3:19 PM ·
Friday is for Writers

Marketing…

…or in other words, it’s still all about the work.

I spent most of last week at RWA National in NYC so a discussion about marketing seems particularly appropriate. As an aside, I’d like to thank all of the writers and readers who came up to me and said hello during the conference. I loved meeting so many new people, and I was blown away, yet again, by how kind and supportive folks can be.

Without further ado, I’d like to take you back to a spring weekend in 2004, right before the release of AN IRRESISTIBLE BACHELOR, the fourth and final Jessica Bird single title. My husband and I had recently moved from Boston to Louisville, and I had quit my job in healthcare. I had decided to try my hand at writing full time- and was praying that the signs of impending doom that I had been seeing were somehow wrong. Bottom-line, I knew my writing career was in jeopardy. Over the course of the first three Jessica Bird books, I had watched my print runs go down with each new release. This was a clear sign I was not finding an audience.

Back then, the only way to be published nationally was to be put out in print by one of the New York houses, and your print runs were determined by your sell-through in the various accounts. As a quick refresher, a sell-through is how much stock is moved within the first nine months or so of release. Everything that is not sold is returned to your publisher, and when your next book comes out, those accounts generally speaking only order what they sold the last time. In my case, with the Jessica Birds, the critics like the books, but readers weren’t passionate about them, and with smaller account orders, came less shelf space, and less notice in the stores… and even less of a chance of getting my book into the hands of readers.

I was crashing and I knew it.

And there wasn’t a whole lot I could do to stop the downfall. Bear in mind, there was no social media at that time. No websites. No internet. Depending on your publisher’s investment in you, you might have been sent on a tour of bookstores, both chain and independents, and maybe you got some coverage in magazines and newspapers (if you were really big.) But that was it for marketing and PR.

On that spring weekend in 2004, I felt utterly helpless- until a ray of light came in the form of a listing of 50 or 60 reading groups. Each one of them had ten to twenty members, and I was given the contact name and address for the memberships. Over the course of two days, I wrote each one of them a long letter about the book. I implored them to give it a try, give me a try, seek out a Jessica Bird book. I remember my hand getting stiff as I penned those missives over and over again, begging the universe to save me from the dreaded fate of not having my contract renewed.

It wasn’t.

Little did I know that the market would get even tougher fifteen years later. Now, even though we have social media and websites and the internet, the competition for leisure time and attention is even more fierce than ever. There is content everywhere you look, and I’m not talking just about books. We as writers are competing with FB and Insta, Hulu and Netflix, YouTube and blogs. It’s even more important and more difficult than ever to stand out, especially as platforms like Facebook are now all but pay for play.

So what do we do about it?

For me, that answer goes back to what Sue (Grafton) always said: “The work must come first.”

Before any author starts to try to understand marketing books in this environment, they need to first get their craft straight. You cannot sell things to people if they don’t want them, and even through the distraction and background noise, good writing still sells. Word of mouth, once the kind of thing that was exchanged between booksellers and readers, now happens on groups, and Goodreads, and online reviews. If you put a great book out there, people will take notice, and they will talk about it. It’s way more important to develop your inner editor, judge your own work clearly and dispassionately, and grow in your craft.

And in fact, that’s all I’ve ever really done. I’ve never had much luck trying to turn myself into something I’m not- and I remain convinced that the reason my Jessica Bird books didn’t go very far was because I was trying to be Nora Roberts in a marketplace where, hello, there were better Nora Roberts books being written… by Nora frickin’ Roberts. Shortly after my first publisher failed to reup my contract, my agent gave me the best advice. She said, “You need to figure out what a Jessica Bird book really is. Who are you as a writer? What are you compelled by? Figure that out.”

When I did, things changed for the better.

My rules for marketing are simple, unsexy, and unrelenting:

1) The work always comes first. If I have a marketing deadline, and I’m behind on my writing, the marketing will always be back-burnered. That is the reason I do not travel much and I have not gone to a ton of conferences. Travel time is time away from the keyboard.

2) Don’t go corporate in your tone. This is a pretty obvious one. I’ve had some very well meaning marketing and PR people suggest content for me, draft posts, tell me what to say. I always strong arm that stuff. On the internet, people can tell slick from sincere. Be yourself.

3) Don’t expect everyone to like you, your work, your posts, your opinions. They don’t have to, and that is their right. If someone gets abusive, block them and move on. Do not invest any energy in them or their hostility. Time and attention given to that is time and attention away from your work.

4) There is no real way of quantifying how much marketing and PR actually helps. It’s an add on that is a good idea, for sure, but it is not a replacement for the work. If you can afford an expert, buy one. If you have the time to learn, by all means educate yourself by going to professional conferences like RWA, attending online classes, reading about the newest platforms for spreading the word about your books. If you know other authors who are willing to share their best practices, definitely explore what they’re doing and ask questions and try new things. But NONE of this should ever be at the expensive of the writing. The vast majority of your time and attention should be on your work.

So that’s really it. Lame? Yes, definitely. And I know for a fact that there are people out there who would be able to tell you all about what to do at Goodreads, and which blog tours are the best move, and how you should Pintreset yourself, and what newsletter services to use. All of that is very useful information, and I am not dismissing it, I swear. It’s just for me… I’ve always started with the book first. I’d much rather spend my time on my MS.

Still, sometimes it can be hard not to give into the marketing bug. I love my career and I love my books, and when I was struggling, I wrote those 50 plus letters by hand because it was the only thing I could think of doing to help myself. I felt like I had written good books, but no one was really buying them. I wanted to DO something, and those letters seemed concrete in a situation that was desperate and hazy.

But they didn’t make a difference. I still got fired. And I suppose that is the reason that as much as I respect marketing efforts, I’m more worried about the writing. In this social media- dominated world we live in, keeping the balance between writing and marketing can be a challenge. I am, however, reminded of something my other writing hero, Stephen King, once said. Paraphrasing it: Hype you buy. Buzz is priceless.

Hype is marketing. Buzz is what happens when you write a sizzler of a book, and your readers are so blown away that they collectively, and on their own accord, grab the elbows of their friends and are like, “OMG, you HAVE to read this.”

You can write that kind of book. I swear. We all can. All you need to do is believe, believe, believe. And remember that magic happens in the real world when we put our work first.

Sending hugs and love from the frontlines,

J.R.

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Brent & Brie is LIVE!

NOW LIVE!!!

THE ONE I WANT: A SERIES OF LOVE STORIES

BRENT & BRIE

As soon as their hands touched, electricity raced up her arm, lifting the fine hairs with the energy pulsing between them. His thumb rubbed over the back of her hand, tracing the delicate veins with an inquisitive touch. His grip tightened, not too hard, nor too soft. He held her with determination and tugged her toward him. “I guess we have a deal. You’re mine until the job is done.” His voice deepened and rumbled, sending a chill down her spine.

Get swept off your feet by a treasure hunter as you hunt for sunken Spanish gold. Dive into The One I Want: Brent & Brie’s story by master storytellers, Jet & Ellie Masters where your happily ever after is waiting.

BRIE

Brie doesn’t believe in true love, happily-ever-afters, or love at first sight, but when the sexy and fit Brent Calloway hires her to captain his research vessel sparks fly. Brent pulls her to him with an attraction she can’t resist. But there’s a problem. Some things are forbidden, such as sleeping with her boss. But for this man, she’s willing to break a few rules. Only this isn’t an ordinary job.

Brent’s on the hunt for sunken treasure. Billions in Spanish gold have been lost for centuries beneath the waves and Brent is determined to find it. When accidents begin to plague the salvage operation, there’s no time for falling in love. With treachery, betrayal, and modern day pirates eager to steal the gold, can Brent and Brie save themselves—or will they perish beneath the waves? 

Sparks will fly in this love at first sight, steamy contemporary romantic suspense. If you believe in true love and soulmates, this story is your happily ever after. Don’t miss out, get your copy now. Grab your copy 👉 www.elliemasters.com/Brent_Brie

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Musings

Everyday you should strive to do something that scares you.

What will scare you today?

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1 MORE DAY! Brent & Brie is releasing soon!

1 MORE DAY!!!

THE ONE I WANT: A SERIES OF LOVE STORIES

BRENT & BRIE

When her gaze met his, she smiled, and it was like a choir of angels lifted in song. The soft cushions of her lips parted, and her tiny pink tongue darted out. He couldn’t help the natural reaction of his body and adjusted his perch on the stool. What stunning lips. Perky and raspberry red, he debated his next move as all manner of filth ran through his mind. With a face cut right from the pages of a men’s magazine, all present tracked her passage. Even after she sat on the stool, all eyes remained glued to her stunning figure. If any were like him, they wondered what she might look like spread out on the cover of the annual swimsuit edition, or better yet, stretched out naked in bed. -Brent

Get swept off your feet by a treasure hunter as you hunt for sunken Spanish gold. Dive into The One I Want: Brent & Brie’s story by master storytellers, Jet & Ellie Masters where your happily ever after is waiting.

BRIE

Brie doesn’t believe in true love, happily-ever-afters, or love at first sight, but when the sexy and fit Brent Calloway hires her to captain his research vessel sparks fly. Brent pulls her to him with an attraction she can’t resist. But there’s a problem. Some things are forbidden, such as sleeping with her boss. But for this man, she’s willing to break a few rules. Only this isn’t an ordinary job.

Brent’s on the hunt for sunken treasure. Billions in Spanish gold have been lost for centuries beneath the waves and Brent is determined to find it. When accidents begin to plague the salvage operation, there’s no time for falling in love. With treachery, betrayal, and modern day pirates eager to steal the gold, can Brent and Brie save themselves—or will they perish beneath the waves? 

Sparks will fly in this love at first sight, steamy contemporary romantic suspense. If you believe in true love and soulmates, this story is your happily ever after. Don’t miss out, get your copy now. Grab your copy 👉 www.elliemasters.com/Brent_Brie

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2 MORE DAYS! Brent & Brie is releasing soon!

2 MORE DAYS!!!

BRENT & BRIE

THE ONE I WANT: A SERIES OF LOVE STORIES

Like something out of a movie, light spilled around the slender form of a woman, putting all her curves on display; and what amazing curves they were. Trim and toned, the woman had amazing tits, a tiny waist, and hips a man could grab hold of as he pounded himself into oblivion. He couldn’t help but gape. Not alone in his admiration, every head in the bar swiveled to fix on the apparition.

Get swept off your feet by a treasure hunter as you hunt for sunken Spanish gold. Dive into The One I Want: Brent & Brie’s story by master storytellers, Jet & Ellie Masters where your happily ever after is waiting.

BRIE

Brie doesn’t believe in true love, happily-ever-afters, or love at first sight, but when the sexy and fit Brent Calloway hires her to captain his research vessel sparks fly. Brent pulls her to him with an attraction she can’t resist. But there’s a problem. Some things are forbidden, such as sleeping with her boss. But for this man, she’s willing to break a few rules. Only this isn’t an ordinary job.

Brent’s on the hunt for sunken treasure. Billions in Spanish gold have been lost for centuries beneath the waves and Brent is determined to find it. When accidents begin to plague the salvage operation, there’s no time for falling in love. With treachery, betrayal, and modern day pirates eager to steal the gold, can Brent and Brie save themselves—or will they perish beneath the waves? 

Sparks will fly in this love at first sight, steamy contemporary romantic suspense. If you believe in true love and soulmates, this story is your happily ever after. Don’t miss out, get your copy now. Grab your copy 👉 www.elliemasters.com/Brent_Brie

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I am writing another dark, captive romance

Aiden & Ariel’s story is coming out in 10 DAYS! I’m thrilled to bring a series of true love & romance to you and can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with all the couples Jet and I wrote about: Aiden & Ariel, Brent & Brie, Caleb & Caitlyn, and Dax & Dani.


While those finish various stages of editing and proofing, I’m writing another dark, captive romance. Embracing Fate continues after She’s MINE as we tackle a sex trafficking ring, bringing it down from the inside out.


I’m over 70,000 words into it, and there is so much more story to go. This is going to be a glorious beast of a story! And yes, it’s a love story too.

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One Writing The One I Want series

Jet and I believe in True Love and Love at First Sight. We’re living proof such a thing exists.


Jet has supported every endeavor I’ve attempted during our marriage, and this is true of my writing. He supported my decision to write, to publish, to self-publish and all that came with the same enthusiasm with which he supported my dream to become a doctor.

It came with sacrifice because it took me away from him–time I needed to write and live in alternate worlds. But he loves me enough to find joy in watching me pursue my passions, as I do for him. We support each other.

When he pitched a New series idea to me, I told him how wonderful it sounded, but what would make it easier for me to write would be if I had some kind of plot. I told him that I would ‘get to it,’ which was my way of saying I didn’t have a clue what those characters might say, and ‘Thank you, but no thank you.’

I’m a panster and sometimes that makes things harder.

He said NO PROBLEM, how about this…and proceeded to work out a complete story over the course of an hour drive in the country.

That story became Aiden & Ariel’s romance. Once I finished their story, he had Brent & Brie’s in mind. We worked on these stories together, plotting out what happened during our drives in the country. He would describe entire scenes, while I furiously transcribed notes for later. Having him embrace my passion…creating these characters together…putting them through the wringer…LOL…well…it’s been nothing but magic. I may even have fallen in love with him all over again. My Jet is a romantic and has really enjoyed writing these four books with me. He’s ready to start books 5-8! I can’t keep up with his ideas!

We’re now thrilled to be bringing these stories to you. These are stories about falling in love, about love at first sight, and about all the feels that come with finding your soulmate.

They’re pretty damn awesome.

Best part? I got to write these stories with the love of my life.

You can grab your copy here.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RDCVRF9

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The One I Want: Series Cover Reveal

Jet and I are thrilled to reveal the covers for our new series, The One I Want. A series of love stories embodying what we believe about love. True Love exists. Love at First Sight is Real.

Join us as we gear up to launch our new series!

Love is everywhere in this swoon-worthy, steamy series of combustible couple’s romance stories.

You’ll find it all. 

Plunge head over heels as you ride out a hurricane on an oil rig. Get swept off your feet by a treasure hunter as you hunt for sunken Spanish gold. Be carried away by a Delta Force Operative in the middle of a mountain rescue. And find true love with a special ops Para-Jumper in a small town.

Dive into The One I Want: a series of love stories; by master storytellers, Jet & Ellie Masters where your happily ever after is waiting.

✅ True Love 
✅ Soulmates 
✅ Happily Ever After 
✅ Love at First Sight

Use the links below to Preorder your copy now.

📕 Book 1: Aiden & Ariel www.elliemasters.com/Aiden_Ariel
📘 Book 2: Brent & Brie www.elliemasters.com/Brent_Brie
📗 Book 3: Caleb & Caitlyn www.elliemasters.com/Caleb_Caitlyn
📙 Book 4: Dax & Dani www.elliemasters.com/Dax_Dani

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