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Barbara Elsborg

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Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.

After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.

Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are as much fun to read as they are to write.


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Barbara Elsborg I'm lucky. I don't have that problem. I do have days when my output slows down but I just work through them.
Barbara Elsborg That should be an easy question but it's not! The next book to be released by one of my publishers is 'Falling' - an MM with Samhain - which is due to…moreThat should be an easy question but it's not! The next book to be released by one of my publishers is 'Falling' - an MM with Samhain - which is due to come out on the 24th March next year. BUT - I have two other books that I plan to self publish. One is a suspense novel, the other am MMF erotic romance - I hope to have both out before the end of this year but it depends on me finding a cover artist for one, plus someone to line edit etc.(less)
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This isn't your usual vampire book, but I’ve been a fan of Ms. Elsborg for a while now, so I jumped at the chance to read this one and this book is SO much fun. I really like Barbara Elsborg's style.

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Brilliant. My new favourite thriller/suspense writer(s). Even though I'd guessed whodunit - I wasn't sure until the end and it didn't matter because it was the journey that was important. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. A real page turner and I wish ...more
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Oliver is a s**t. He know he is. The reader knows he is and his poor wife Alice knows he is. But we - the reader - don't fully understand why he's so bad until the end - unless you'd guessed. The story is told through the viewpoint of many characters ...more
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What a strange story. I mean that in a positive and negative way. The premise DID intrigue me. The start had me wondering what was the truth, what was going to happen but the structure of the book felt awkward to me. Usually backstory is slipped in a ...more
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"Loved this book! Funny, sexy, and intriguing. So far, the best thing I've read this year."
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Falling, the first book of the Fall or Break series and another Barbara Elsborg book, just like the others, is without a doubt CAPTIVATING, TOUCHING, EXHILARATING,HEARTBREAKING, DARK, STEAMY, FU..." Read more of this review »
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Just what I love!! Malachi is awesome ....He is funny, lovable, funny, loyal,funny, smart, sexy..cute... an all around great character. He is perfect for someone equally hot who has had his life shattered. Malachi makes Harper's lif..." Read more of this review »
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I eagerly wait every book Mo Hayder writes. I've loved her from the very first one! This one is creepy and her stated intention to instil a creeping terror in the reader works perfectly. I hadn't seen the twist - I feel now I need to reread to see if ...more
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" No, it's not BDSM!! Conrad is a mixed up guy - his is a different kink but def. not BDSM. "
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“Kate, I need to use the toilet,” he called through the door.

“You’ve just had hours in the sea. Couldn’t you have gone then?”

“Mum told me to get out of the water first.”

“What, even the ocean?”

“It’s wrong to pollute.” He tried to sound serious. ”
Barbara Elsborg, Strangers

“Better not to have anything. Not even love. If you got attached to something, it only got taken away. Child or adult. Toys or people. No difference”
Barbara Elsborg, Strangers

“Stop changing the subject," Taylor snapped. "And think before you speak."
Roo pressed her lips together and then sighed. "How long do you want me to think?"
Niall let out a snort of laughter.”
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“Stop changing the subject," Taylor snapped. "And think before you speak."
Roo pressed her lips together and then sighed. "How long do you want me to think?"
Niall let out a snort of laughter.”
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“Why didn't you call?" Taylor asked.
"I did. No one answered." Roo bent to refill her handbag.
Ah. "So how were going to get in the house?"
"I thought I'd just wait for you to come back." She started to tap her foot.
"Why didn't you go home and call a locksmith?" Taylor asked.
Roo glared. "What is this? The Spanish Inquisition?" Then she grinned. "Oh, I've waited years to say that."
Taylor bit back his laugh.”
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“Kate, I need to use the toilet,” he called through the door.

“You’ve just had hours in the sea. Couldn’t you have gone then?”

“Mum told me to get out of the water first.”

“What, even the ocean?”

“It’s wrong to pollute.” He tried to sound serious. ”
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“Do you know what I did to the last guy that called me Tinkerbelle?"

"Slept with him?"

Darryl was silent for a second. "After that.”
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message 26: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Ahh, Putrii - thank you so much!!!!


message 25: by Putrii

Putrii Octavia Dear Barbara. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just fall in love with the way you write your book when i read Strangers. It's the coolest book. I can't stop re-read that book. I just read 3 books of yours. Strangers, Kiss a falling star and an ordinary girl. I'm not that good in English since I'm an Asian. But I can't stop read your book. just want to say thank you for those books (and many more books). Gbu :)


message 24: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thank you so much, Ali. It's only by word of mouth that I can get sales!! I really appreciate it.


message 23: by Ali

Ali Thanks for accepting my friend request. Loved, loved, loved Strangers, I recommend this book to all...I couldn't put it down, along with Kiss a Fallen Star, Worlds Apart & then Chosen which had me gripped from the start #amazing :0)


message 22: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Blacky wrote: "Thanks for accepting Barbara! I am just reading Kiss a Falling Star and I'm absolutely loving it! Amazing book!!!"

Thanks, Blacky! I'm glad you're enjoying Kiss a Falling Star!


message 21: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Amy wrote: "Hi Barbara, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a fab day!"

Thanks, Amy. I hope you do to!


message 20: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Barbara, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a fab day!


Blacky *Romance Addict* Thanks for accepting Barbara! I am just reading Kiss a Falling Star and I'm absolutely loving it! Amazing book!!!


message 18: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thanks, Lia!


message 17: by Lia

Lia thanks for the friendship! finished susie´s choice last night just wow :-) i want a Joel for Valentine´s Day but i have a sweet christian who actually help me clean my elbows when i fell from my bike lol can´t wait to read jumping.

Thanks
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message 16: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thank you, Lei!!!!


~Lei ~  Reading Is An Adventure ~ Thank you for accepting my friendvite. Love your writing.


message 14: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thanks so much!!


message 13: by Catrulz

Catrulz Barbara wrote: "Thank YOU, Elaina! I'm so glad you enjoyed Strangers."
This is the third book I have read of yours and I am happy to say your on my list of authors to look out for. I enjoyed Strangers as much as I did An Ordinary Girl.


message 12: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg You're welcome!


Basia Rose Thanks for the friendship!


message 10: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thank YOU, Elaina! I'm so glad you enjoyed Strangers.


Elaina Thank you for the add. I really enjoyed Strangers and can't wait to read more of your work.


Barbara Elsborg You're an angel!!!!


Zany Rin You are very welcomed and thanks for letting me know. Oh and I am a mod over at Reading Is My Escape and you can bet I have mentioned this series as well as a few of your other books to folks in the group. Maybe I will start a new challenge along the lines of Mod Pick of the Week/Month or something like that to help spread the word of Elsborg Awesomeness!!


Barbara Elsborg Ah thank you!!! Loose-Id didn't want anymore in the series. They only want 3 books in a series I think. BUT mine weren't really a series because they didn't feature the same characters just members of the same family. I did leave the last book - Fight to Remember - with a hint about more family members at the end! Just in case. Maybe I'll ask Loose Id and see what they say. If you're in the paranormal group on Goodreads, maybe you could suggest one of the Trueblood books for a group read?
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Zany Rin Thanks for accepting my friend-vite!
I have to say that I fell in love with books beginning with Anna in the Middle and Strangers but what really sent me over the edge was your Trueblood series which has become one of my top faves. Can you tell me if there are any other mysteriously missing Markovs we don't know about because I would really enjoying reading more. I love LOVE love this series!!!


Barbara Elsborg I'm thrilled to bits with this one. One of my favorites!! Let's see if readers like it and the story inside! LOL


Josephine Myles Hi Barbara - thanks for friending me :D

Great to see the cover for Cowboys Down - it looks fabulous! Doesn't Scott do a smashing job with them?


Barbara Elsborg Thanks, Shelly!!


Shelly Thanks for accepting the friend request! I will definitely be looking forward to reading more of your work!


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