Saturday, March 24, 2012

Crossfire Of Love with Ella Jade


1-Tell the readers a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Ella Jade and I'm a contemporary romance author. I've been writing for as long as I remember. The stories and plots have always played out in my head but I never knew what to do with them. That all changed when I discovered the eBooks industry. Now I'm penning novels at a rapid pace.
When I'm not writing, I'm busy with my two active boys. I also like to kick box, scrapbook and run around with my kids. I reside in NJ with my family.
2-As an author, do you take time to read? If so, what do you like to read and who is/are your favorite author/s?
Now that I'm published, I don't get a chance to read as often as I like, but some of my favorites are Nora Roberts and Stephen King. I read everything they write. I'm also thrilled to be finding so many new and exciting eBooks authors.
3-How do you stay motivated when the Muse is uncooperative?
I've been pretty fortunate because the Muse has been keeping me really busy. I have a list of stories dying to be told. But, when I feel like the words aren't flowing, I take a break. I throw in a load of laundry or take a hot shower. Once I sit back down, I can usually work it out.
4-If you could go anywhere in the world on a romantic getaway, what would you do and where would you go?
Every spring, my husband and I spend a weekend alone in NYC. We see a show, have dinner in the city, and reconnect. It’s a nice way to remember why we fell in love in the first place.
5-What is the hardest thing for you to write?
This is going to sound strange coming from an erotic fiction writer, but the steamy scenes are the hardest for me. I don't mind writing them and most times they are a crucial part of the scene, but I like to work out the plot and the dialogue before I go back and insert (no pun intended) the sexy stuff. It seems to work for me, so I go with it.
6-If you could live the life of one of your characters who would you be?
Hmm… all my heroines are pretty lucky;) If I had to pick one, I'd go with Gabriella from my newest release Crossfire of Love. She's been taken by Lorenzo for as long as she can remember. When they finally find one another and fall in love, it's almost like a fairytale. 
7-The tag line on my blog is ‘Indulge Your Inner Romantic.’ What do you do to indulge?
I like to indulge in my husband and kids. Life is hectic, so when we get to go to a movie or a vacation, those are some of my best memories. The kids grow up fast, so I try to indulge in the here and now.


Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBooks industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing and scrapbooking. She hope's you'll get lost in her words.
Crossfire Of Love
Can an arranged marriage lead to love?
Recent college graduate Gabriella has finally married the man of her dreams, the older, charismatic attorney Lorenzo Martinez. She's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember and always imagined they'd one day find their happily ever after. Unfortunately, they enter into a union arranged by their fathers.
Lorenzo is charming, protective, and loyal to his crime lord father Carlo. When Carlo asks Lorenzo to marry Gabriella he jumps at the opportunity. He's been drawn to her for many years and knows by marrying her he's helping to protect her father.
Gabby is resentful and won't be Lorenzo's charity case. But sparks fly and the couple soon gives into their desire, realizing they were meant to be together.
What happens when Carlo's enemies threaten their future? Will someone get caught in the crossfire?
Content Warning: graphic sex, some violence
Excerpt
Lorenzo walked up the porch steps, turning to stare at her. "Are you coming, Gabriella?" No one but Lorenzo and his father called her by her full name. She liked when Lorenzo said it. He'd always made it sound so formal and sexy.
These were the first words he had spoken to her since they left the courthouse. They were married in the chambers of the prestigious Judge John Cartwright. He'd been a family friend of the Martinezes for many years. He was their go-to man whenever they needed something done fast and legally. Well, legal in her new father-in-law's eyes anyway.
She hurried up the steps and followed Lorenzo inside their new home. It was built within a matter of months after she'd agreed to marry him. Carlo wanted them to have their privacy, but he also wanted to keep them close. He didn't trust she'd hold up her end of the bargain, and keeping her on the property was the best way to ensure she wouldn't run.
It was silly, really. How could she run from a family like this? They had ties all over the world. There wasn't any place she could escape to that they wouldn't know about. She was a woman of her word. She said she would marry Lorenzo and she did. She'd find a way to cope. She always had.
Lorenzo pulled his jacket off, poured himself a scotch, and then loosened his tie. "Would you like a drink?"
"No, thank you," she said.
Most brides would be dancing the night away and drinking champagne by this point in their wedding night. She didn't think that was part of Lorenzo's plan.
"I didn't think you'd go through with it." He sipped the amber colored liquid as he looked her over.
"I said I would."
"I know, but when push actually came to shove, I thought you'd run."
"You don't know me that well," she said. "I don't run."
"Good." He smirked as he put the glass to his lips.
Gabby couldn't take her eyes away from those lips. She'd never had the pleasure of having them on her own. Judge Cartwright hadn't asked him to kiss his bride. She hated herself for thinking about him that way.
"You could've stopped this. Why didn't you?" she asked.
As they stood in front of the judge, she kept hoping he'd put an end to the charade and stop the wedding. It didn't make sense to her why he had agreed to marry her. She didn't have a choice. Her father's gambling debts made sure of that. But she didn't understand why he'd allowed things to get as far as they had.
"I was just as trapped as you were." He downed the rest of his scotch.
She didn't believe that. She knew he respected his dad, but she didn't get why he wouldn't have put his foot down and said no to such a life-altering decision.
"You could've told your father no from the beginning. Why would you agree to marry someone if you didn't have to?"
"Look." He shook his head. "It's done now. We're going to have to make the best of it."
"Make the best of it?" She plopped down on the leather sofa. "I'm twenty-two years old. I just graduated from college, and you want me to make the best of it?"
"I know this isn't what you might have wanted, but it is what it is. You agreed, and now it's done. You can't go back on it now. My father won't forgive that."

2 comments:

W. Lynn Chantale said...

Hi Ella, it's always a pleasure to have you here. Please help yourself to the buffet and open bar. Chef and Tyrell are at your disposal.

Crossfire of Love has me intrigued and I can't wait to dive into the story. Congrats on the story.

ella jade said...

Thanks so much for having me today. I had a blast!

I'm thrilled Crossfire of Love has piqued your interest. Lorenzo is a charmer;)

I hope you enjoy:)

Ella
xoxo