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Barbara Elsborg lives in Kent in the south 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. Volcanology 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've written one. It's called Kiss Interrupted and I'm waiting to hear when the release date will be. Hopefully this year! …moreI've written one. It's called Kiss Interrupted and I'm waiting to hear when the release date will be. Hopefully this year! (less)
Barbara Elsborg No book for Jeremy. I'm notoriously bad at following through on smaller characters in my books. He was a cutie though so never say never I guess. Wils…moreNo book for Jeremy. I'm notoriously bad at following through on smaller characters in my books. He was a cutie though so never say never I guess. Wilson - LOL - yep, I still love him! (less)
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I had such trouble reading this book. I am a fast reader but I just couldn't read this one quickly. It felt like one of those TV shows that makes me feel uncomfortable all the way through! My biggest issue was with the absolutely repellant main chara ...more
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" Camille wrote: "One more 😢😢" I can't ever break this pair apart so I'll be running out of ideas once they've had their honeymoon! LOL ...more "
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"perfect

Just perfect, they are an incredible couple, perfect.

While reading kept thinking Alice Winters and Barbara Elsborg should put Leland and Jackson with Jonty and Devan. Now that would be a funny witty brilliant story." Read more of this review »
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"This was so much fun! Jonty Bloom is a wonderful character and he just blossoms and leans into himself under the safety and care of Devan's love for him.

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"❤ A great start to the book but just a warning don't read this when your drinking cause Jonty will have you laughing at his antics.
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Ultimately, I was a bit disappointed. I like Lisa Jewell but this book seemed to go on and on, switching between POVs and a shortish time period. It was a strain to keep track. The moment she lost me was when one of her main characters who writes cos ...more
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How did I manage to write a review, then lose it?? Ugh. A lovely story of opposites attract set in one of the most beautiful counties in England. Surfer dude is a hoot! The book is full of humour, longing and lust! I defy anyone to read this and not ...more
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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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“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”
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“...do me the very great honor of becoming...the person who'll cook me lovely things to eat, who'll cheer me up when I'm miserable, who'll tell me no and mean it...”
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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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“Books to read. Bitches to push out of the door.”
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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 29: by Lami

Lami Daja Thank you for accepting my friend invite!


message 28: by Barbara

Barbara Elsborg Thank you, Taintedskyee! I don't think I'll write another one for that series. But I do have a similar one coming out - not until next Feb though!


Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books) Hi Barbara. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I loved Fall or Break series of yours.Hope you write another book in that series.


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
xx


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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