Thursday, April 23, 2015

Less than two weeks until HOLDING YOU!

Release date 5.5.15

HOLDING YOU (Book 3 in the love wanted in Texas Series) 

AMAZON ------> http://amzn.to/1buyh4M

iBooks ------> https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/holding-you/id954483066?mt=11

Barnes & Noble and Kobo coming soon!




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HOLDING YOU teaser time!


HOLDING YOU
Book 3 in the Love Wanted in Texas series

Synopsis ~


Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in life—to run her father’s horse breeding business and Colt Matthews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.

When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed into something neither of them imagined—a bond so strong Lauren and Colt believed nothing would ever stand in their way.

However, life threw a cruel twist into Colt and Lauren’s planned happily ever after. Will fate let them live out the life they dreamed of, or will one of them be left alone, lost and angry?


“I’ll spend forever holding you … even if it’s only in my memory.”

Pre order NOW on iBooks ~ 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Judging a book by its cover.

The old saying .... don't judge a book by it's cover. Raise your hand if you do this. I know it happens all the time.  I know I've done it before. I'm sure you've done it before as well. BUT, I have bought some books with some pretty bad covers and they turned out to be some of my favorite books! I try really hard to read a blurb and judge by that rather than the cover. Do I think a good cover brings you in…hell yeah I do. But I try to keep an open mind always!

One of my favorite parts of the process of publishing a book is doing the cover. It may be a photo that I bought from a photographer or it may be a photo that I had a photo shoot done just for that book. Both processes are equally fun and second to writing, is my favorite step of publishing a book.

When the cover reveal for Predestined Hearts came out everyone loved the photo. Looking back now, I wish I had known then what I know now. Not very many people like historical books ... therefore they will totally skip over a cover that has any sort of historical feel to it.

Predestined Hearts is a contemporary novel with a historical story weaved through out the book. I wrote the historical part and it changed my way of thinking. Truly it did. The story of Sophia and Daniel is by far my favorite story I've ever written. It made me laugh, it made me cry, but most importantly, it made me stop and go wow. This story changed me. Just how it changed me I don't think I could ever put into words. I was destroyed when I finished writing it. I see the change in my writing since writing PH.

Kristin and I were SO EXCITED to publish Predestined Hearts. It was a story we couldn't wait to share with the world.

You can imagine my surprise when I started getting emails and messages on Facebook from readers. They said things like, "I saw your new release but I hate historical so I'm going to pass." Or ... "I don't do historical. Please tell me you are not changing genres because I'll be very upset." Another one was,  "I normally buy everything you release, but this one is historical so I won't be buying it."

I was stunned that people would actually email and tell me they wouldn't buy the book without even taking the time to read the blurb. Yes. There is historical in this book, but it is not your traditional historical book. And while we are on that...OMG y'all. Historical books ROCK! They are my favorite genre by far!!! I dare you to read at least one. Sylvia Day's historical books…OMG. Rachel Van Dyken's Historical books…Raine Miller! I could go on!

Okay where was I? Oh yes...so Predestined Hearts has been getting AMAZING feedback from people. I mean the messages Kristin and I have been getting have brought me to tears. People are saying things like, "This is the best book I've ever read." "Best book of 2015!" "This is a must read for everyone."The reviews truly make my heart sore.

BUT… my heart broke a little with each message I got from people stating they would not even give the book a try. I even offered to gift it to them and they refused.

With as many messages and emails regarding the cover, Kristin and I had to make a very difficult decision. The cover of Predestined Hearts will be changed. We both fell in love with the current cover, but we also see how it is confusing people.

So this Friday, April 17, 2015 we will be revealing the NEW cover of Predestined Hearts. 

There are several people who have fallen in love with the story as well as the current cover. The historical cover on the paperback and the eBook will be left up until the evening of Thursday April 16, 2015.

Meanwhile, I say to those of you who truly do judge a book by it's cover, I dare you to pick a few books you would normally pass over and read the blurbs! You might be pleasantly surprised by the gem you stumble upon.

Happy reading y'all!

Kel

CURRENT COVER

Friday, April 10, 2015

You Pick The Cover Contest!!!!!

******YOU PICK THE COVER*****

So I'm wanting you… THE READER…. to pick my cover for Unforgettable Love.

INSTRUCTIONS-----> Just simply click on the link listed below, pick the picture you want to see as the next cover for UNFORGETTABLE LOVE (Dodge and Sierra's story), and look for the winning cover in May when we do the cover reveal!!!

**Make sure to fill out the entry with your name and email for your chance to win a signed Unconditional Love and Undeniable Love**

(Emails will only be used to pick the winner then deleted)

TO ENTER GO HERE -------> http://bit.ly/1JowyZX


Monday, April 6, 2015

WANTED SERIES TOUR ~ CONTEST

*****CONTEST TIME******** 

EEEEPPP! It's a CONTEST!!!! It's a contest!


The WANTED series is two years old….well…at least WANED and SAVED are two years old…but as we move on to the next generation…I thought we needed to do a little reminiscing. 

To help in the celebration of HOLDING YOU (which releases May 5) we are having a little contest. We are going to spend the day hitting a few spots mentioned in the WANTED series throughout Austin on APRIL 25, 2015!! 

YOU MUST BE 21 years of age to enter! We will be going to two bars and you are responsible for purchasing YOUR OWN alcohol drinks. Sodas and Waters will be provided. 

We will spend they day starting out at Hula Hut for lunch (My treat!), moving on to a few spots, eat a few S'mores, drink a few cold ones at Fado's Irish Pub, stop and take our picture at a few other locations mentioned in the series. 

We will finish off at 219 West for a light dinner, again…my treat! 

There are only 6 spots so please DO NOT ENTER if you are not 100% sure you are able to spend the day with us on April 25, 2015 here in AUSTIN TEXAS!

***This contest only covers the cost of transportation throughout the day in Austin as we tour some of the spots listed in the books, lunch at Hula Hut, S'mores at Halycon, and dinner at 219 West. Not responsible for travel costs to and from Austin Texas. MUST BE 21 years of age to enter. Proof of age will be required.**** 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/651102d374/

PREDESTINED HEARTS LIVE ~ Links listed in post!

PREDESTINED HEARTS is LIVE! LINKS listed below!!

I love this quote listed below from a reader who read PH! As the author who stepped out of her normal genre and wrote the historical side of this book…I smiled big time! 

"So let me start by saying I don't read historical novels they are just not my thing BUT Kelly Elliott and Kristin Mayer changed all of that with Predestined Heart omg I fell so in love with this book it was amazing!!!!" ~ Karen Robbins Bell​

iBooks -----> https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/predestined-hearts/id975872246?mt=11&uo=4&at=11lQ8t

AMAZON -----> http://amzn.to/1NMZj3c

BARNES AND NOBLE -----> http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/predestined-hearts-kelly-elliott/1121398621?ean=2940151731423

Kobo -----> https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/predestined-hearts

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Predestined Hearts Teaser!

*****PREDESTINED HEARTS TEASER*****

We have less than two days to go before Predestined Hearts will be LIVE! EEEEEPP! 

*Releases 4.6.2015*

Here is a small teaser from the historical side of PH. I LOVED writing Sophia's story so very much. I can't wait to share more of her with y'all!

Sophia POV

For one brief moment, I wanted to have the touch of a man’s hands over my body. I wanted to feel what it would be like to let my mind slip away and let someone love me. I wanted to know what it would be like to have Devlin make love to me.
Turning away quickly, I began walking. The guilt of wanting Devlin’s touch raced through my body and mixed with my sorrow. “Will you give me more time, Devlin?”
Walking next to me, Devlin reached down for my hand. “Yes, my darling, Sophia, I’ll wait for you as long as you need me to.”
Looking out over the gardens, my tears felt like fire as they moved down my face. With each tear that fell, my heart hurt more and more.

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