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date: September 15, 2014 08:53PM
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description: I'm pleased to announce that my latest Western historical romance novel, WITHOUT WORDS, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The pre-order price is $2.99. After release the price will be $4.99.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKYJCKW/

WITHOUT WORDS will also be available to borrow through the Kindle Unlimited program.

The paperback will be available in early October.

" Zeek wrote: "Okay got it! THANKS! Worked with B00DLPJ1P6 (zero zero)

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Yes, I plan on stories for both Beau and Roddy down the road, but I have at least 2 others in the works that will come ahead of them. I ho
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Dancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell
“If a man could taste wind and fire, they would taste like Katherine. When he stood in high places looking down on things made small by distance, he tried to feel what the eagle felt soaring free on the wind. He was an earthbound man. Only his spirit could ever soar, and only Katherine raised him so high.”
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“...he wondered if maybe just occasionally the gods designed a woman fit for a king or a prince and then gave her to an ordinary man. Maybe they did such a thing once in a while, knowing an ordinary man would treasure her more, love her better. Maybe they even let him keep her - for a while.”
Ellen O'Connell, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

“You know, Annie, a long time ago an old man told me beauty doesn't mean much in a woman. It disappears with age. But he said some women have something better. They have a special glow that lasts all their life and just gets richer. You're like that. You really shine.”
Ellen O'Connell, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

“If a man could taste wind and fire, they would taste like Katherine. When he stood in high places looking down on things made small by distance, he tried to feel what the eagle felt soaring free on the wind. He was an earthbound man. Only his spirit could ever soar, and only Katherine raised him so high.”
Ellen O'Connell, Dancing on Coals

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After Rachel Yoder's husband is murdered by outlaws in an act of outrageous greed, she must raise her 10-year-old son alone on the Montana Plains. One day, a handsome stranger dying from a gunshot wound walks into her ranch. With simple kindness, she treats his injury and nurses him back to health. Soon Rachel finds herself drawn to this mysterious outsider with a violent past--and must put her future on the line for a last chance at happiness.
 
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Deception by Kris Kennedy
Deception, by Kris Kennedy
A beautiful silk merchant and a dashing con man join forces in the second scorching medieval romance from Kris Kennedy.

Irishman Kier has a history of staggering successes and one truly awful failure. For years he served as the 'Piper,' enticing wealthy, unscrupulous men into dealings with other wealthy, unscrupulous men. It was a highly lucrative way of life for a man without a conscience, and he was very, very good.

But now, he's on a mission of revenge, and the men who once betrayed him are about to pay. Everything has been put in place, every move scripted in advance, from how he'll lure them, to how he'll hammer the last nail into their coffins. He's planned for everything.

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Sophia Darnly, daughter of the hanged Judge Darnly, wants the same thing as Kier: the Darnly ledger. Rumored to contain details of the foulest deeds of the richest men in England, it has the potential for extortion on a very grand scale.

Kier needs the ledger. So does Sophia. Neither one is backing down.

It doesn't help that they once were in love.

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They forge an unwilling alliance. Posing as a wealthy widow and her factor, the duo sets a trap.

But the coals of their rekindled passion burn hotter than either of them could have imagined. And when they discover they, too, are the targets of a deadly deception, the fate of their love, and of England itself, lies in the balance.
 
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Without Words by Ellen O'Connell
Without Words, by Ellen O'Connell
Bounty hunter Bret Sterling kills Rufus Petty, thief and murderer, less than ten feet away from a frightened, half-starved woman. Rufus should have surrendered. The woman should have kin to help her. But Rufus went down shooting, and the woman has no one. Bret figures by the time he finds a safe place to leave Hassie Petty, he'll earn the five hundred dollar reward several times over.

Hassie doesn't mourn Rufus, but the loss of the ten dollars he promised her for supplies is a different matter. The bounty hunter gives her nothing, takes everything, ties the body on one horse and orders her on another. Afraid if she defies him, he'll tie her down tighter than Rufus, Hassie mounts up and follows the icy-eyed killer.

Mismatched in every way, the sterling man and petty woman travel the West together, hunting thieves, deserters, and murderers. Wary traveling companions, friends and partners, lovers, Bret and Hassie must decide what they want, what they need, and the price they're willing to pay for love.
 
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Time Rider by Jack  King
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TJ's an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school. He has a broken family from his parents' bitter divorce. He faces evil bullies attacking him almost every afternoon, failing grades when he's really a smart kid, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, being cut from basketball tryouts, and few friends. Yes, life is rough for TJ Cockrell. Then a mysterious green book inexplicably throws TJ into the past. And not just any past, but the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee, with savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, strange characters galore, and rugged log cabin living. Yup, it's definitely not present day Knoxville Tennessee anymore. TJ thought his present life was bad news, but his adventures have just begun. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts, bandits and braves, meets the cocky teenaged David Crockett, gains a world of assurance in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together. TJ returns to the present a changed young man; emboldened, forthright, and shrewd. He'll need all of his new-found strengths to fend off killer burglars loose in his house, outwit the school bully, charm a pretty new transfer-student, and most intriguing of all, delve into the mysteries of the magical green book...
 
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Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3) by Maya Banks
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In a tale of strong ties and true love, Maya Banks' trilogy comes to its conclusion, as the youngest McCabe brother uses sword and seduction to save his clan - and seal his heart.

Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.

As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.
 
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“If a man could taste wind and fire, they would taste like Katherine. When he stood in high places looking down on things made small by distance, he tried to feel what the eagle felt soaring free on the wind. He was an earthbound man. Only his spirit could ever soar, and only Katherine raised him so high.”
Ellen O'Connell, Dancing on Coals




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message 5: by Ellen

Ellen O'Connell You're welcome, Melanie, although being my GR friend doesn't have much practical value. I only come here when I am notified of something like your comment and don't review books myself. I hope you like the other books as much.

Ellen O'Connell


Melanie Thank you Mam, for accepting my friend request. I really loved your book Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold. One of my favourites. I still re read it at times. Just can't seem to get enough of it. I have bought your book Dancing on Coals, Sing my Name and Beautiful Bad man. Will read them soon.


message 3: by Ellen

Ellen O'Connell Hi Cristina,

Yes, I plan on stories for both Beau and Roddy down the road, but I have at least 2 others in the works that will come ahead of them. I hope by the time I get to following up, everyone hasn't forgotten Sing My Name and its characters.

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm. I sold my first ever copies in Spain this month, which I now think must be you. I think it was one enthusiastic reader who jump started sales in UK for me, maybe that will happen in Spain. Probably not. The language barrier makes things very different, but one always hopes.

Ellen O'Connell


message 2: by Cristina (last edited Jan 01, 2014 08:50AM)

Cristina Thanks for accepting my friend request, Ms. O'Connell!!!
I Think you are actually one of the best western romance writers. Please, keep writing and ¿Any chance to read Roddy and Beau Taney's stories????

THANKS!


message 1: by Zeek

Zeek I'm reading Sing My Name now and I gotta tell ya, I've been reading romance for over two decades and am a bit jaded, but yours hit all the right notes for me. I didnt think I could love a couple more than Cord and Anne- okay maybe I still can't ;) - but Matt and Sarah are right up there!!


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