Published by A.D. Ellis Publishing on 2015-04-09
Genres: Family & Relationships, Fiction, Love & Romance, Social Issues
For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1
Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?
Because of Beckett, A Torey Hope Novel Book 2
A chance encounter, second chances, and a little boy who believes in learning from mistakes is all it takes to bring Audrey and Jeremiah together. However, deserving a second chance and taking that second chance are two very different things. Learning from mistakes and letting go of the past may be easier said than done. Can Audrey and Jeremiah push through the pasts that are haunting both of them or will their romance wither and die under the weight of it all?
Because of Beckett is a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances.
Christmas in Torey Hope, A Novella
The touching stories give readers the opportunity to catch up with favorite Torey Hope characters.
Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel
Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.
When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?
A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.
**Intended for ages 18+ due to adult themes, language, violence, and sex. Sensitive readers should be aware of potential triggers.**
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A.D. Ellis is the author of A Torey Hope Novel Series. Her 2014 debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters.
She was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends and family were not such book enthusiasts, so A.D. got used to dealing with snickers and joking comments about her constant reading habits.
A.D. always dreamed of being a teacher. Graduating from Indiana State University in 1999 and earning a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003, she met her goal of entering the world of education. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis, Indiana for 15 years. She spent the majority of her 15 years in fourth grade, but has now taken on the challenges of teaching 3rd and 4th grade alternative education students. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students don’t always share in that enthusiasm.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. She lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. began her writing journey in October 2013 and she is grateful for the friends and support she’s found along the way.
SNICKERS AND A.D.
PLEASE WELCOME A. D. TO BOOKHOUNDS
- What is on your nightstand?
Looking at it right now, here is the list:
Lamp, alarm clock, clay heart jewelry box type thing holding my chapstick (my son made it in art class), my Kindle, at least 7 paper backs, a portfolio with my senior pics from high school (my mom just cleaned her attic and gave them to me; not sure where their next location will be), an umbrella (what?!?! Yeah, maybe I need to organize the nightstand!), a charger, and a stylus.
Thank you BookHounds for bringing my clutter to my attention! Once school is out, I will maybe straighten that up….or I’ll get sucked into one of those books and forget all about cleaning.
- What author would you totally fan girl?
I live in central Indiana and started reading books by Aleatha Romig a couple years ago. Then I learned that she lives in the same town as me and I thought that was really cool. About a year ago, I got involved with my local RWA chapter members and found out that Aleatha is friends with many of them. The first time I met her, I think I almost hyperventilated! To have a favorite author hug you, take a picture with you, introduce you to her husband, and then eat dinner with you is quite surreal. However, I’ve been around her enough now that I’ve been able to control my fan girl urges.
I also had an extreme fan girl moment when I met Mia Sheridan. We were at the same Indiana author signing and she’s just as sweet as can be. I think the picture of us shows proof that I was smiling ear-to-ear when I met her.
I’ve been so very fortunate to meet some great authors I had already read, but I feel even luckier to have read and met some authors I probably never would have had the chance to read/meet had it not been for starting this journey.
- What makes you cringe?
Finger nails on a chalkboard, obviously.
Videos of sports players breaking bones.
The misuse of homonyms, homographs, homophones. Seriously, the use of there instead of their, your instead of you’re, to instead of too, alot instead of a lot, the list could go on forever.
Mean people. The use of derogatory words (the words ‘retard’ and ‘retarded’ are my biggest pet peeves).
- Are you worried that your google history will get you into trouble?
Um, I’m not sure what you could possibly be talking about. A romance writer wouldn’t be searching for anything on Google that could cause any problems, right?
Hold on a sec…..just need to take care of something real quick here…..*searches Internet settings*….ah, here it is…..yes, clear browser history.
Okay, that’s all taken care of. Now, where were we?
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I obsessively plot the story out in the beginning and then just get started and pretty much go with the flow. I always go back to my notes to see if there’s something I can pull in, but once I start writing the characters usually let me know where they want the story to go.
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