Gift ideas

Gift ideas

Posted December 1, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood, Random / 6 Comments

Wearable words from Litographs Litographs sell clothing and scarves printed with words from over 200 classic books. Would you like to wear words from The Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes? Some garments incorporate pictures too. If you’re a writer, you can even upload your own story and have it made into a scarf or a […]

My writing calendar

My writing calendar

Posted December 1, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood, Writing / 8 Comments

We’re fast heading for the new year, so I figured I should probably make some attempt at getting organised (which has never been one of my strong points!). In 2017, my goal was to publish a book a month, and I’ve done that, although December’s release will be a box set rather than a new […]

Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Posted November 13, 2017 by Elise in Reviews / 0 Comments

The blurb: They have never seen a murder like it – but something about this killer is all too familiar… A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before. A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is […]

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Posted November 13, 2017 by Elise in Random / 5 Comments

It’s hard to miss the fact that Amazon is trying to take over the world, and one of its weapons is the Kindle Unlimited program. Pay $9.99 per month and read as many books as you like! Great, huh? Well, not always, for readers or authors. Amazon demands exclusivity, you see. If an author wants […]

My top 5 podcasts

My top 5 podcasts

Posted October 31, 2017 by Elise in Random / 6 Comments

My name is Elise, and I’m a secret podcast addict. I listen most mornings while I clean up after His Royal Horseness, Trev, and also while I walk the dog. And at home, when I should be writing. My biggest vice is true crime, and podcasts serve up bitesize chunks to feed my habit. Here […]

The Black Trilogy Rebooted

The Black Trilogy Rebooted

Posted October 3, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood / 34 Comments

    Scroll down for giveaway! I published my first book in July 2015, and so much has happened since then! I’ve set another fifteen books loose on the unsuspecting public, writing has become my job as well as my hobby, and the first book in my Blackwood Security series, Pitch Black, has been downloaded […]

Captain Rourke by Helena Newbury

Captain Rourke by Helena Newbury

Posted September 2, 2017 by Elise in Reviews / 6 Comments

The blurb: Captain Rourke. He’s a former Navy officer, a brooding, gorgeous treasure hunter who lives his life on the ocean. I’m a small-town girl from Nebraska who’s barely even seen the sea. But when a mystery disease attacks my sister, I must team up with Rourke to find the sunken ship that holds the […]

Book review: Absinthe by Winter Renshaw

Book review: Absinthe by Winter Renshaw

Posted September 2, 2017 by Elise in Reviews / 4 Comments

The blurb: The name on the screen was “Absinthe.” But I knew her as the sultry voice blowing up my phone for late night chats about Proust and Hemingway interspersed between the filthiest little … mutually satisfying exchanges … I’d ever experienced in my life.  We’d never met.  Until the day she walked into my […]

Red Alert – Playlist

Posted September 2, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood / 8 Comments

I don’t usually listen to music when I write, but with Red Alert, I just couldn’t help it. Some of my favourite songs pop up in the book, so I thought I’d put together a playlist so you can listen to them too… Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves Red Alert – Basement Jaxx Etta James […]

Meet Me at Midnight

Meet Me at Midnight

Posted August 12, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood / 7 Comments

A little experiment… Have you ever wondered what would happen if the characters in a book made different choices? If the heroine went with the safe option rather than risking everything? I’m as guilty as anyone about second-guessing my decisions and freaking out in case I made the wrong one, but I also believe that […]