Elijana Kindel is a 2000+ year old, classical muse and mastermind behind motivating her author to write contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance novels. Elijana (pronounced Ellie-Yana) is occasionally, yet lovingly (on good days), referred to by her author as Ellie Mae, Elijana the Great, or that psychobabble-E-tormentor who delights in yanking her author from an NCIS marathon to write another scene inspired by a Sir Tom Jones song. (It's a strange, strange world we live in.) You can find Ellie Mae spewing bits of random psychobabble about her author's journey in writing at her blog: http://elijanakindel.blogspot.com.
All's fair in love when Manipulating a Master...
Five years ago, businessman Lucien Masters made a deal with his grandfather to save his sisters’ inheritances that required he marry by his thirtieth birthday. Ten days before the deadline and his fiancée in the wind, Luc scrambles to find a replacement bride. Fortunately, the solution to his problem is sitting right across the office and struggling with a few issues of her own.
Elise Hamilton has more on her plate than she can handle. Temporarily assigned as Lucien's assistant, she's overworked, over-stimulated, and overwhelmed especially when her brother informs her the tax police are ready to slap the cuffs on their mother.
Fate intervenes in the form of a lightning bolt and induces Elise to accept Luc's last minute proposal, but if he thinks she'll fall headlong into his arms just because of an ‘I do’, he has another thing coming.
So you've caught the entrepreneurial bug and you want to publish your edited, revised, and polished manuscript? Great! Congratulations and welcome to your very own self-publishing adventure!
Ben has been dating Lexi for almost eight months when she starts the conversation that challenges his idea of their... next logical step.
Emily Stafford has fallen into heat and needs it bad. Real bad. After one innocent run-in with her neighbor and his sexier-than-homemade-sin voice at the mailroom in her condominium complex, she had a toe curling… you know. When her second encounter with the object of her lust is just as innocent and has the same result, Emily decides to seize the moment and have herself a hot, no strings attached affair.
Jake Grayden has a plan and it doesn't include 'wham-bam-thank you-sir's. He's made up his mind that Emily is the one for him and he's willing to take as many long, cold showers as is necessary to make her realize that she wants the same thing. But when she overpowers his self-control and her heart begins to beat for him and only him, the race is on for Jake to break down Emily's emotional barriers and show her the fine art of loving… and being loved.