Author: M.A. Ellis

M.A. Ellis is a firm believer that everyone should pursue their dreams…no matter how long it takes to achieve them. She wrote her first short story, What I Want To Be When I Grow Up, more than a few decades ago. It was read by a total of seven people. (For those who are interested, the answer to that intriguing statement was a toss up between a veterinarian and a nun.)

Thanks to the encouragement of a creative writing guru at Northern Kentucky University, she stepped out of her neat little writing boundaries and penned an erotic poem, which ultimately led her to the vastly stimulating world of erotic romance. It’s a vocation she truly loves—equally as rewarding as furry, four-legged creatures and a heck of a lot more entertaining than Friday nights at the nunnery.

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Kink It Up - Ball & Chain

Kink It Up
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419943867
  • Release: 2013-01-26
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Kelsey and Smith have allowed life to get in the way of romance. Later-in-life career changes for her, more work responsibilities for him and staggered work hours for both are taking their toll. When the disconnect becomes too much, headstrong Kelsey confronts her husband with the perfect solution: kink it up.

Smith quickly learns his wife isn’t talking silk scarves and spankings. She’s thinking more in the line of wrist cuffs and nipple clamps. No matter her fantasy, he wants it to be perfect for her. And if that means an in-home tutorial with his old friend—and local Dom—he’s up for the challenge.

Never one to drag her feet, Kelsey makes her own plans to spice things up, only to find them derailed in the hottest way, yawning awake one minute and bound to her vintage ottoman the next. But when the smoldering heat clears from their light foray into bondage, will Smith and Kelsey regain their intimacy or will the kink factor form a rift they aren’t likely to overcome?


Want to Go Private?

Want to Go Private?
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419935374
  • Release: 2011-10-26
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Obsessed with exploring the kinkiness she buried years ago, Isabel starts to imagine that the sexy, biceps-to-drool-over bartender at her favorite pub is dropping hints about bondage. But fantasy suddenly becomes reality when she finds herself draped over the bar, wrists tied to the beer tap, begging for release.

Chris has an uncanny knack for sensing when one of his customers might be down with a little discipline and a lot of submission, and he suspects Isabel is primed for both. When he overhears her plan to hit a new round of dating sites, he's forced to make his move and uses his talents as a BDSM blogger and chat-room Dom to his full advantage.

From bar to blog to bedroom, Chris employs tricks and toys to help Isabel recognize the undeniable truth. He's the only Dom she'll ever need.


Filigree and Fantasy - Series: Art of Love

Filigree and Fantasy
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419927904
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Whitney is ecstatic over her internship to Macedonia and the opportunity to hone her craft at the hands of a filigree master. She doesn’t know that the old man has an ulterior motive. He plans to use her talent to save the dwindling numbers of his family’s canine shapeshifters, the Sharplanjat.

Jovan isn’t a shifter, but his sense of duty rivals that of the Sharplanjat—until his unbridled attraction to the woman who might very well hold his family’s future in her hands forces him to throw caution aside. To hold her. Taste her. Drive her to the brink of exquisite passion and beyond.

Mesmerized by sexy, violet-eyed Jovan, Whitney is ready for a quick, steamy affair. But Jovan has more than a few days of scorchingly wild sex in mind. He just doesn’t know what Whitney will do when she learns his family secret. Will she run screaming in fear or embrace the fantasy that can be found in his protective arms?


Not Quite Vanilla

Not Quite Vanilla
  • Number: 978-0-85715-024-0
  • Release: 2010-02-01
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
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Headstrong confectionary owner Francine has her hidden desire for a little kink exposed and explored by drop-dead gorgeous employee Mitch who combines the perfect ingredients for sinfully delightful submission: handcuffs and chocolate.

Ultra-controlling Francine's successful confectionary shop is showing signs of decline and the only lifeline in sight seems to be the inclusion of a chocolate creation in a kinky bondage kit by the local sex therapist. Fran's dilemma of having the company name connected with such a naughty item would be a great deal easier if her gorgeously-distracting business manager wasn't urging her to push her prudish qualms aside and capitalise on the opportunity.

Prudish - if only he knew!

Mitch's on-going attraction to his boss borders on madness and it becomes a whole lot more unmanageable with the discovery of an erotic download on the company computer. The new found knowledge that his tightly-wound boss secretly harbours the desire to be submissive in the bedroom is baffling at first. But Mitch soon devises the perfect means to show Fran what she's been missing by focusing solely on superfine sugar and spreadsheets - instead of the pleasure that can be found on his sheets.

Reader Advisory: The elements of bondage in this story lend themselves to the "restraint" category. Formal methods that would constitute the true Dominant/submissive lifestyle are not present.


Shaken and Stirred

Shaken and Stirred
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419923265
  • Release: 2009-12-08
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Susanne is one final challenge away from winning a national beverage competition and reaching the pinnacle of her career-a management position with a very wealthy client. She's intent that nothing will stand in her way. Not even the drop-dead-sexy cowboy who sidles up to her at the hotel bar.

Lucifer Treyton Ryder is under express orders from his uncle to find Susanne and do whatever it takes to have her disqualified. Trey plans to take her to bed and keep her there until the security team discovers them together. It's against the rules. It's a foolproof plan. Until the auburn-haired beauty shows more than a passing interest in a bit of yee-haw rope play.

Before Susanne realizes what he's about, Trey has her hands expertly bound and she's forced to make a choice-play it safe or allow the devilishly tempting man full rein for an evening of uninhibited loving? A "perfect" stranger and kinky sex? Susanne's about to make a choice that could cost her everything.


Hard As Nails - Four Books In The Hot Hendersons Series

Hard As Nails
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419957925
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Naughty Nuptials - The Cake BabeBy M.A. Ellis

Start of the Hot Hendersons series

Marissa pushed aside all thoughts of men and focused on establishing her business. That is, until Jason strolls into the kitchen the day before a big wedding. Tall and ripped with teasing brown eyes, his heart-stopping grin has her self-imposed celibacy crumbling.

Jason sets eyes on the hot cake babe and immediately wonders if she's as sweet as the confections she creates. Her girl-next-door cuteness and lush curves are sheer distraction. Soon he's tasting more than just her famous butter cream.

Who knew a little leftover frosting, an urge to go without panties and an errant bouquet toss would have Marissa's calm existence churning in a sexual maelstrom she suddenly has no wish to overcome.

Torrid Tarot - Love's AllyBy M.A. Ellis

Book 2 in the Hot Hendersons series.

It's the spring of Tessa's discontent. Sales are low, she's losing her best friend to the unholy union of matrimony and her sex life is on the skids. But that's about to change.

Tom has covertly observed the fiery redhead for longer than he'd like to admit and he's kept his distance.until now. Assuming he can harness his desire, he gives her a lift home from a party but realizes his miscalculation the minute she slides across the seat of his truck.

All Tessa's wanted for the past six months is to touch him. Maybe a little taste. But when he pulls her into his arms and the windows steam up, they both realize a little of anything is rarely ever enough.

Tricks and Treats - Hallow's Eve HunkBy M.A. Ellis

Book 3 in the Hot Hendersons series, but is a stand-alone story.

Vicky is looking forward to her cousin's holiday party, until the evening turns a little too kinky for her tastes. She flees the scene and finds a quiet neighborhood bar complete with pool tables, fine bourbon and a hunk among hunks.

When a beauty dressed as a National Velvet wet dream sidles up to the bar Andy has to have her. Their innocent game of Halloween role playing turns hot and they embark on a journey of sexual exploration neither expected the night to bring.

It's an evening Vicky and Andy aren't likely to forget. One filled with secret desires, skeletons in the closet and more than a few things going bump in the night. All night!

Twisted Steel and Sex AppealBy M.A. Ellis

Book 4 in the Hot Hendersons series.

Prof. Shelly Latimer is spending the final moments of her day overlooking the river, a glass of good red wine in one hand and the coffin-shaped box containing her wedding rings in the other. She's not looking for Divorce Day companionship but it finds her.in the hot, hard-bodied form of her neighbor, Luke Henderson.

Shelly's logical mind balks at Luke's sudden interest, though he strives to convince her he's genuine in ways she's never experienced.

Luke realizes straight off that he'll have his hands full with more than Shelly's womanly curves. There's his playboy reputation to dispel, her apprehension about age differences to ease, and the daunting task of convincing her that the passion they share is much more than just a fling.


Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal - Book 4 in the Hot and Henderson series

Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419916366
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Prof. Shelly Latimer is spending the final moments of her day overlooking the river, a glass of good red wine in one hand and the coffin-shaped box containing her wedding rings in the other. She's not looking for Divorce Day companionship but it finds her…in the hot, hard-bodied form of her neighbor, Luke Henderson.

Shelly's logical mind balks at Luke's sudden interest, though he strives to convince her he's genuine in ways she's never experienced.

Luke realizes straight off that he'll have his hands full with more than Shelly's womanly curves. There's his playboy reputation to dispel, her apprehension about age differences to ease, and the daunting task of convincing her that the passion they share is much more than just a fling.


Seducing the Siren

Seducing the Siren
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419915659
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Ali is a mermaid on a mission. Her aunt wishes to permanently return to the sea so Ali needs to find the Guardian, lure him if she must, and exchange her protective aquamarines for the mermaid treasure he safeguards.

But oh, how things change when a sexy, blue-eyed Devlin spins those plans into a corkscrew dive Ali's not certain she wants to come out of.

Devlin is happy to honor his cousin's demand to give the "princess" whatever she requires. Her response when he pulls her into his arms convinces Dev the beauty needs a great deal. But how can he convince Ali otherwise, when she believes an inner lure is responsible for the incendiary attraction between them? There's really only one way. Seduce the siren.


Love's Choice

Love's Choice
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419913419
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: M.A. Ellis
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Claire is at a fork in the road. Literally. Having been forced onto an interstate detour, she decides to head in the opposite direction. Quicker than she can say "goats in the road" and "damn, that tree looks close", Claire finds herself stranded.

Coll isn't prepared for the raw attraction between him and the sports-car-driving damsel in distress. But being a true son of Dixie he's more than ready to offer her his assistance, complete with a brand of pure Southern hospitality all his own.

Beneath Coll's lips and hands, the hot Georgia nights turn steamier than Claire ever imagined and before long she realizes that history has it all very wrong. The South can surely rise again. And again…and again…and again!