Dear Wonderful  Readers,

It's been a long time coming! You've been patiently waiting for new work from me and I'm happy to say, it's here! First up is a brand new novella just in time for the holidays, 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.

Next up, the release of the first book in my new 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!

 

January pick:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

- A serious kick in the pants for creative types and for anyone who wants to make change happen. A+

 

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.

 

January pick:

In the Wave-Strike Over Unqiuet Stones

by Pablo Neruda

 

In the wave-strike over unquiet stones

the brightness bursts and bears the rose

and the ring of water contracts to a cluster to one drop of azure brine that falls.

O' magnolia radiance breaking in spume, magnetic voyager whose death flowers and returns, eternal, to being and nothingness:

shattered brine, dazzling leap of the ocean.

Merged, you and I, my love, seal the silence while the sea destroys its continual forms,

collapses its turrets of wildness and whiteness,

because in the weft of those unseen garments of headlong water, and perpetual sand, we bear the sole, relentless tenderness