Dear Wonderful  Readers,

Perfect for the holiday season: my novella titled: Snowman. Snowman is part of ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, a holiday themed paranormal romance anthology written with two of my favorite authors and friends, NY Times Bestselling author C.L. Wilson and the amazingly talented Erica Ridley. These sexy paranormal romances are sure to provide some warmth through the chilly holiday season.

Don't miss the first book in my Skull Keepers series, DISTANT THUNDER. The Skull Keepers series is paranormal/sci-fi small town romance with a twist of suspense.  You can learn more about the series and about Snowman by clicking on the BOOKS page of this site and the appropriate book cover art.

For those of you waiting for the final book in the Hidden Circle Coven Trilogy, I promise, I haven't forgotten you. It's in the works too, and I'll update you as soon as I can!

Thank you for your emails and kinds words of encouragement. You've no idea how much they've meant to me. Happy reading and Happy Holidays!

Elissa

Shiny New Website!

Your eyes are not deceiving you.  My website has recently been updated to be more in line with "me." Those of you who know me well, know of my love for nature, books, animals (especially birds - ravens in particular), poetry, and all things magical. So, when my web designer asked what I wanted on my site, I thought, why not these things? They reflect my writing as well as my own particular brand of eclectic creativity. I hope you enjoy the site. We're still tweaking and adding to it, so expect more changes to come. If there is anything you'd like to see added, send me an email and let me know. I love to hear from readers!

Book of the Month:

You know how much I adore a good book! And I'm a voracious reader (just like you). This spot is reserved for the most recent book to get my pulse racing, warm my heart, or trigger my sense of wonder and amazement. I enjoy many types of fiction and non-fiction, so you just never know what book will appear here!

 

December pick:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

- Alchemy, history, rare, old books, forbidden love...what more could one want? I thoroughly enjoyed this one as it kept me company on several long flights.

 

Poem of the Month:

There is nothing quite like a poem to capture your imagination, your intellect, or your heart. Here is where I'll share a favorite poem with you as I do my part to keep the love of poetry alive.

 

December pick:

Touched by an Angel

by Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.