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 trip
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship
The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure
Five passengers set sail that day, on a three-hour tour
A three-hour tour🎶🎵

Seriously, this has been running through my head for days!

Tell me about your favorite ‘couples’ misadventure!

Pray for me!!!

👀❤U xoxo

Ellie

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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 kindest, most southern way)…

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all BUSY!

So, anything which allows me to multi-task is a WIN-WIN for me.

I love audiobooks because I can put them on and go for a walk. This accomplishes two beneficial things in my life.

First of all, I get in those damned 10,000 steps the American Heart Association says is so critical to good health.

Second, I get to do so while listening to some of the best stories out there.

When I can combine something I love (reading) with something I hate (exercising) I consider this a WIN WIN WIN WIN!!

I’m fortunate in that I can pick up a book on my kindle and read when the mood strikes me. Okay, I don’t have the time to read, but I do own a Kindle!

I listen to audiobooks for convenience (aka…when I need to get my ass in gear) when I need to crank out 10 min, 20 min, or 30 min of walking to get those dang steps in.

Sometimes, I’ll play an audiobook while I’m sitting in the shower. YES! I do this. DO NOT JUDGE ME!

I’ve discovered some great new series this way and I love the way narrators can bring books to life in a way the written word doesn’t.

However, I’m also well aware not everyone can pick up a book and read with the same ease I can. I’m also aware not everyone enjoys listening to an audiobook.

But don’t you dare tell me listening (reading) to an audiobooks doesn’t count as reading.

I will go toe to toe with you!

With that said.

Are you an audiophile? Love audiobooks.

Are you an audio-newbie? Have yet to try out an audiobook?

OR, are you one of those…who hates audio? (It’s okay, we can still be friends~psst I’m right, you’re wrong)

Tell me the last audiobook you’ve read.

And did you know that I have audiobooks available? If you’re an old hat at audiobooks, or a newbie looking to try one out, let me know.

I’ve got a FORM for you! Click here: https://forms.gle/d2rwJsshrxtw1UH98

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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: MICHELLE

This is Michelle’s book. You can grab your copy at elliemasters.com/Michelle

Michelle 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 utterly and completely in love with her Dom, a gruff Marine turned boxer, turned financial entrepreneur.

Deeply submissive, she’s perfectly happy in her role as Tank’s submissive, but he wants more. He wants to take their D/s dynamic to the next level. He wants to become her Master and elevate her to his slave. This terrifies Michelle. She’s a submissive at heart, primed to please her Dom, but his request is something which tests the limits of her submission.

It might just break them.

She’s not convinced she’s slave materiel, but he believes this is the right time, the right step, and exactly what she needs to shine. He asks her to take their D/s dynamic for an M/s test drive at The Ties that Bind’s annual charity event.

Michelle reluctantly agrees but isn’t convinced this is the right step. Tank feels otherwise.

He knows her submissive heart craves his domination and if he can just get her to commit to a single night, maybe he can show her this is the right path for them as a couple.

Michelle is riddled with doubt.

Tank is assured this is exactly what she needs.

She agrees to a time-limited engagement, putting herself up for auction at The Ties that Binds annual charity event.

For one day, one week, one month, or one year, Tank’s bid will determine how long their Master/slave test drive lasts.

Can Tank prove to Michelle this is their destiny? Or will Michelle’s self-doubt keep them from discovering what they can become together?

What I’m writing?

In 2020, my writing schedule is fully planned.

In MARCH, I’m working on FIRESTORM, and while the title is no secret, the project it’s connected to is under wraps. I’m hoping to be able to announce this project sometime in March as I’m VERY excited to be writing this book. I can’t wait to share further details with you.

What am I editing?

I’m currently going over edits for Forest’s FALL. This is, by far, my most anticipated release. Currently scheduled for an October 2020 release, I will more than likely be moving that up to a July/August release. I know! I know! This is AMAZING NEWS!!!! I can’t wait to get this book out to all of you.

Forest’s story was painful to write. His story stumped me for so long, and I had MASSIVE anxiety writing his story. But I have to tell you, Forest’s FALL IS PERFECTION. It’s everything and more than I ever thought it would be. I can’t wait to get it out to you!

If you haven’t preordered you can secure your copy now. Just click on elliemasters.com/ForestsFall

I’ll have more news for you soon. Cover Reveals, more upcoming news, tons of cool stuff!

xoxo

Ellie

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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 love Jet….I spend a ton of time with him.

And I have perfected the art of noise-canceling headphones.

Seriously, we can spend an entire evening together, no more than seven feet apart, and NEVER say a word to each other. I’m in my writer’s world. He is in his gamer world. BUT, we are in NIRVANA TOGETHER! I’m serious y’all. We’re together even while ‘internet-ly’ apart.

Seriously, it’s a couple’s Nirvana…

Anyhow, this is where the magic happens. Me at my keyboard, writing filthy words for you, and him in his place battling the manly world of whatever it is those first-person shooter games are.

Seriously, I don’t know.

But it works.

And the Quality Control happens on our weekend drives, (this is part III of my process) where Computerized Voice OLLIE reads my words to the two of us as we travel the backcountry roads of Alabama. This is where Jet provides the ALPHA of Alpha-est feedback.

Curious about my works?

Check out my books: elliemasters.com/Books

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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 to sit at the keys and let Forest tell his story.

The Captive Hearts trilogy begins with She’s MINE, continues in Embracing FATE, and will end with Forest’s FALL, but if you want to understand Forest’s journey, you’ll need to read Ashes to New.

Ashes to New is available for FREE. You can click HERE to get your copy, but I will warn you…

It’s NOT a romance. If you’re looking for fluffy, sweet, and a love story with a happily ever after, this isn’t it.

This is a story about the fiercest kind of love; about enduring, surviving, and never giving up.

“You’re beautifully broken… my summer sky, my light in the darkness.” ~Forest

Trigger Warning  

Trapped within an abusive foster home, Elsbeth and Forest find there is light in the darkest places. With hope is as limitless as the summer sky, all they need is the love of one another to survive.


Sexually abused and tortured, they cling to each other as their only constant in a roiling sea of agony. Through it all, Elsbeth holds on to a single ray of hope. At eighteen, both she and Forest will no longer be victims of the foster care system. But time is not on their side. Master John has come for a visit. Escape is no longer an option, not if they plan to survive. Faced with a future of degradation and abuse there is but one choice left…


This book is graphic with triggers; it’s not for the faint of heart  

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Writing Forest’s Fall

I’m working on writing

Forest’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 gentle giant survive? Will he be victorious?

OR will Forest Fall?

You can preorder your copy of Forest’s FALL.

Get caught up on the Captive Hearts Trilogy.

Interested in reading the Changing Roles Trilogy? It’s now in a handy-dandy box set, which comes at substantial savings!

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Embracing Fate is LIVE!

EMBRACING FATE
GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate

I 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.

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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 is LIVE!

EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!
GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate

I 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.

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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?

#elliemasters
 #elliemastersromance #darkromance #captiveromance #comingsoon #bookstagram #thrilling #suspense #romanticsuspense #embracingfate #steamy #steamyromance #AlphaHero #AnitHero #FeistyHeroine

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Embracing Fate is LIVE!

EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!
GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate

We all had roles we hated. Sacrifices we had to make. I didn’t judge their choices. They better damn well not judge mine.

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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?

#elliemasters
 #elliemastersromance #darkromance #captiveromance #comingsoon #bookstagram #thrilling #suspense #romanticsuspense #embracingfate #steamy #steamyromance #AlphaHero #AnitHero #FeistyHeroine

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Embracing Fate is LIVE!

EMBRACING FATE is LIVE!!!!
GRAB your copy: elliemasters.com/EmbracingFate

My entire existence narrowed down to three things.
Me. 
The barrel of the gun.
And the path the bullet would take.

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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?

#elliemasters
 #elliemastersromance #darkromance #captiveromance #comingsoon #bookstagram #thrilling #suspense #romanticsuspense #embracingfate #steamy #steamyromance #AlphaHero #AnitHero #FeistyHeroine

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