Elyse Draper

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March 07





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“Elyse Draper, as a native Coloradan, brings a distinctive vision of the Rocky Mountains to life. When that sight is combined with her love of world travel, history, sociological sciences, psychology, and humanism, the outcome is a setting that spans the world and imagination. This aptitude when tossed lightly with an educational background of law, philosophy, and French, brings the result of a fantastic yet realistic renaissance storytelling, ultimately taking the reader on an exceptional journey.” ~ The Smoking Poet Magazine

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Freewill (Freewill, #1)

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Consequences (Freewill, #2)

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I am Morte

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Vindication (Freewill, #3)

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The Freewill Trilogy

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message 44: by J.E.J.

J.E.J. Fern Thank you! :-)

message 43: by Elyse

Elyse Stan wrote: "A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Elyse. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. It is not 'dar..."

Thank you for sharing Stan! I love reading books in general; the dark-side only becomes apparent when I'm writing. ^_^ I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors!

message 42: by Stan (last edited Apr 03, 2013 07:50AM)

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Elyse. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. It is not 'dark' fiction, but you might find it amusing. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 41: by Elyse (last edited Nov 02, 2012 09:41AM)

Elyse W. wrote: "Hi, Elyse! I just uploaded your recent interview on my Live Journal profile. You can use this link to see it and use it if you wish: http://lordwalkiwolf.livejournal.com/...

Now, I think I d..."

YAY!!! Yes, we will most certainly need a "catching up" period! ^_^

message 40: by W.

W. Tinkanesh Hi, Elyse! I just uploaded your recent interview on my Live Journal profile. You can use this link to see it and use it if you wish: http://lordwalkiwolf.livejournal.com/...

Now, I think I deserve my dinner and a chilled-out evening. However, I think 24 hours a day are never enough. Take care and catch up soon!

message 39: by Elyse

Elyse Carol wrote: "Hey Elyse, just wanted to let you know that I'll have the review for Vindication up this week! I've finished all books and was waiting to put up the reviews till then - but I have read them and wil..."

Thank you, Carol!

 ∙• Carol •∙ Hey Elyse, just wanted to let you know that I'll have the review for Vindication up this week! I've finished all books and was waiting to put up the reviews till then - but I have read them and will put the reviews up! I've been superbly busy, but will make time to get them up ASAP!

Thanks! :)

message 37: by Elyse

Elyse Carol wrote: "Thank-you for the add! So super excited to read your books! Ahh! :-)"
LOL Thank you, Carol!

 ∙• Carol •∙ Thank-you for the add! So super excited to read your books! Ahh! :-)

message 35: by Stella

Stella Thanks for sending me a message on goodreads '_'

message 34: by Kane

Kane S. Waking From the American Dream; 10-Mile
Not for the faint of heart. You may find this amusing.~Mike.

message 33: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Thanks for the friendship!

message 32: by Trenice

Trenice Hi Elyse,

Thanks for the friend invite. See you around campus. ;-)

Collette Scott Hello Elyse,

Thanks so much for the invite. It's great to connect :D

message 30: by Stuart

Stuart Land Thanks for being my new friends, Elyse. Colorado's a beautiful state. I've been many times, mostly along the east side of the Rockys, and a few sky resorts.

message 29: by M.J.

M.J. Great to meet you, Elyse. I love Colorado! A lot of my family lives there. If I were to ever to move out of state, Colorado would be my state. ;)

message 28: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my friend! Thank you for invitation! Great shelf! Will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, etc here too! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

message 27: by Al

Al Yay! Thanks, Elyse. Freewill sounds cool. I'll check it out :)

message 26: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Elyse! Thanks for friending :)

message 25: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Elyse, thank you for friending me on Goodreads!

Savannah Elyse, thank you for the friendship.

message 23: by James

James Barney Thanks for adding me as a friend, Elyse.

message 22: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
Best wishes, William

message 21: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In KenyaAlso get entertained with the African flavour and passion, the culture, social life and politics

message 20: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Elyse. It's greatly appreciated. I am an actor/singer/songwriter recently turned author who is very fortunate to be getting rave reviews and 5 stars across the board for my first outing, FORBIDDEN STEPS. I guess the best way to introduce myself is through my website:


Thanks again and have a a terrific day, Ed

message 19: by EZRead

EZRead eBookstore Hello, Elyse! I also give a very full 5-star review to "The Book Thief"; it was amazing! http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

message 18: by William

William O'Brien Hi Elyse - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

Harlequin Books Thank you for the friendship.

message 15: by Beth

Beth Hi Elyse,
Thanks for befriending this Colorado mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you'll put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth

message 14: by Cheryl

Cheryl Thank you, Elyse, for saying you'll vote for Lancelot's Lady. If you vote, subscribe and comment today, you'll be automatically entered in my September AND October Giveaways, where you'll have a chance to win free books or a $50 Starbucks gift card.

Please go to:
http://www.textnovel.com/stories_list... now.

To vote, sign up for a free account, confirm the 1 email they send, then go to Lancelot's Lady at:
http://www.textnovel.com/stories_list... and click on the blue thumb and blue phone circles. Then leave one comment on any page of Lancelot's Lady.

Good luck! You could be the winner of an autographed novel or a $50 Starbucks gift card.

message 13: by Dylan

Dylan Hi Elyse,

I've been away from here for a while and only just logged on. Saw your comment here and the wonderful things you've been saying about 'Hosts'. Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a great weekend.

message 12: by Lincoln

Lincoln HANDLE TiME by LINCOLN PARK Hey, Elyse!

It's been awhile since I stopped by. I just don't get to Goodreads nearly as often as I'd like because I'm writing my 4th book. So, I wanted to make sure and let you know that I am thrilled to be your friend here! Are you on twitter? My twitter name is: linc0lnpark

Have a fantastic day!


message 11: by Dean

Dean Baker good to be added, thanks Elyse

message 10: by Saleh

Saleh Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

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message 8: by Kate

Kate Hi, Thanks for connecting. RE: Les Miserables. I think both the book and the musical are amazing. -Kate

message 7: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Thanks a lot, Elyse. Best regards to you and your beautiful daughter.

Good luck with "Free Will" and "Consequences". Kudos to your great job.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Redlilly24 Hi Elyse,

Thank you for adding me. I looked through your books and I found so many id love to read, so I added some to my amazon wishlist, which keeps growing and growing. Anyways, nice to meet you.


message 5: by Ilyn (last edited Jul 20, 2008 05:20PM)

Ilyn Ross Dear Elyse,

Thank you for being my friend, for joining the Happy & Brainy Group, and for marking Reason Reigns to-read. I wish you good fortune on your endeavors.

When you could, please check out the author giveaways and "My Writing" (88 pages of Reason Reigns).

Best regards,


message 4: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Dear Friends (post under Happy & Brainy group),

I listed three sets of Reason Reigns giveaways under:

authors (firstreads - book giveaways)

2 copies - US
4 copies - 15 countries
2 copies - the world (pending)

Take care.



Lincoln It's great to meet you, too! ::)

I have a sister who lives in Aurora, BTW. I used to live in Capitol Hill maybe 20 years ago. In fact, Denver has been mentioned in each of my last two books!

I remember being at a party at the Gevernor's mansion -- and a journalist from the RMN kept following me around asking about my toe polish color. What a perv! LOL

Have a fantastic, sunshiny day!

Your Friend,


Elyse, one of my granddaughters is about the age of your daughter and she's near you in Longmont, CO.

William Thanks for the comment, Elyse. And, hey, you're reading The Book Thief - I'm supposed to be reading that from a friend's recommendation. How is it so far?

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