Wednesday, 2 January 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Here Trilogy by Ella James

At the Other End:
Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

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At the Other End:
When Milo Mitchell falls for the beautiful, tuxedo-clad guy she found wandering her family's rural Colorado property, she never dreamed he was a scout from another galaxy, or that their relationship would leave him with an impossible choice: eradicating humankind, or initiating the end of his own people.
Nick's job is finding the elements his people need to power their elaborate interweb of minds. Being a scout means he is capable of traveling to other planets on his own. It also means that, unlike The Rest, he has access to primitive feelings and individual desires. For eons, he was part of the whole, but when he encountered Milo, his obsession with her changed everything.
Nick's partner, Vera, is capable of independent thought, but not compelled by it. She is satisfied with her existence as one of The Rest, and she won't agree that humans are worth sparing; not when their planet has a precious cache of the gold her people need so badly.
While Vera tries to force Nick into endorsing an Earth invasion, working behind the scenes to tie his hands, and the Department of Defense lays a trap for them with Milo's mom as bait, Nick and Milo are waging their own war - against a primal desire that can only lead to one thing: heartbreak.


Author Bio:
Ella James is an Alabama author who writes YA and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty one-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Handy Hinty Links:
Goodreads:                                                Here Trilogy                                 Ella James
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Take A Seat. Get Strapped In. Let's Go For A Ride:

1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
I'm probably best known for my Stained Series. The first book, Stained, is free, and books
two and three were listed among Amazon's top 100 teen and kids' ebooks of 2012, so it's
gotten some play. The Here Trilogy is kind of my new thing, and that's what I'm promoting
now. It's YA romance, like Stained.

2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?
Well, I've got six books out now, with Trapped (Here book two) going to be the seventh,
so at this point, there's more pressure. I want a certain ranking. I'd like to be on a category
bestseller list, like teen romance, and I'd like to be getting mostly five and four star reviews.
Hehehe. The world according to Ella, huh? Doesn't always happen, but when it does, it's
awesome. :)

3. What inspired you to write this novel?
I had this certain feeling that I knew would be the basis for a story. I kept seeing a particular
image, one of a girl finding a lost guy in a field beside her house. I started exploring the idea,
and it took a turn for the paranormal. I've, more recently, been working on Trapped, the
second Here book, and it's been a lot of fun.

4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?
I guess it depends on the review. Sometimes I'll get a three or four star review that points
out flaws I already know about. I usually want to message them and say, DUDE, I know,
but I'm doing other things today and I'll fix that later, mkay? That happens more with the
Stained Series than the Here Trilogy. Usually with Here, people either really love it or they
just don't get it. Most people love it, if you go by the number of five-star reviews or strong
four-star reviews, but sometimes it isn't someone's cup of tea, so they'll give it three stars.
It doesn't have any one or two star reviews, which makes me happy. Stained does, though,
and I will say I loathe one and two star reviews most of the time, because often they're from
haters – reviewers who give everything they read two stars, or people who are just spewing
unnecessary negativity, rather than stating issues with the book. I got a one-star review on a
book on Christmas Eve this year, and it kind of threw a wrench in my night. I've learned that
you can't win 'em all, but I still don't like getting a bad review, and I probably never will.

5. How long was the writing/planning process?
I wrote Here in 2010-2011, while I was pregnant, and during a period of time when I was so discouraged with my writing career, I was trying to talk myself into just forgetting about it. I planned it in a day or so and worked on it very sporadically in a not-very-serious kind of way over about six months. By the time I finished, I'd started selling ebooks, and I was more than thrilled to post it for sale online rather than sending it off to agents. Best decision EVER.

6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time? Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
My husband designed the original Here cover based in part on instructions from me, and I loved it. More recently, Regina from Mae I Design gave it a facelift, and I loved that, too. When I saw the Trapped (Here two) cover, by Regina, I did a little dance, because it's beautiful, and also perfect for the book.

7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?
LOL – yeah, lots of plans. I have a busy year planned, with several YA romance releases, several new adult contemporaries, and a few other things. I'm wrapping things up with Trapped, Here book two, and working more heavily on January's Wilderness right now. That's my next release, a new adult contemporary romance with a good bit of suspense. I'm hoping to release it in February sometime. I'm also working on the third Here Trilogy book, the one where the #$%! really hits the fan. ;)

8. Top 5 books
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Evening by Susan Minot

9. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?
What a fun question. :) Across The Universe, by Beth Revis; Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi; Fifty Shades of Grey; Twilight; all of Sylvia Plath's poetry; Evening by Susan Minot. I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any at the moment. If I really like something, I usually wish I'd written it.

10. Why read your novel?
Here is liked by most people who read it. It's got mystery, good characters, good writing, and a twisty plot. Trapped continues where Here left off and is very romantic, with a lot of intensity and a lot of drama in the plotline. If you liked the Stained Series, you'll like this a lot more, because unlike Stained, I wrote it recently. Here is 99 cents, so you can't beat that. :)

 Want MORE of the Tour? Check out these stops: 

Jan 1 - Moonlight Book Reviews *Review
Jan 2 - Behind a Million and One Pages *Author Interview, Giveaway <-- You Are Here
Jan 3 - Whirlwhind Books *Review (both books), Giveaway
Jan 4 - Hooked in a Book *Review (both books), Author Interview
Jan 5 - Just A Booklover *Review (both books)
- I Am A Reader Not A Writer *Author Interview, Giveaway
Jan 6 - Reese's Reviews *Review (both books)
Jan 7 - Oh, The Books You'll Read *Review (both books)
Jan 8
Jan 9 - New Adult Addiction *Review (both books)
Jan 10 - Little Read Riding Hood *Review(book 2), Character Bio, Giveaway
Jan 11 - Books & Other Spells *Top 5 with Ella
Jan 12 - Happy Tails and Tales *Review (both books)
Jan 13 - Reviewing Shelf *Review (both books)
Jan 14 - moonlessbites *Review (book one)
Jan 15 - Characterized *Review (both books)
Jan 16 - Reader Girls *Review, Excerpt
Jan 17 - The Cover (and Everything In Between) *Review (both books)
- Doing Dewey *Review (book 1)
Jan 18 - Mercy Amare *Review (both books), Giveaway
Jan 19 - Reads and Thoughts *Review (both books)
Jan 20 - Better Read Than Dead *Review, Giveaway
Jan 21 - Monique Morgan *Author Interview
Jan 22 - moonlessbites *Review (book 2)
- Bookishly Devoted *Review (book 1)
Jan 23 - Bend in the Bind *Review
Jan 24 - Dear, Restless Reader *Review (both books)
Jan 25 - My Crazy Book Obsession *Review (both books), Character Bio
Jan 26 - The Cover Contessa *Review (book 2)
- Mind-Ventures *Review
Jan 27 - The Bookmark Blog *Review (both books)
- Word To Dreams *Review (book 1)
Jan 28 - Doodle's Book Blog *Review (book 1)
- The Rest is Still Unwritten *Review (both books)
Jan 29 - A Dragon's Love *Review, Giveaway
- Word To Dreams *Review (book 2)
Jan 30 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books *Review, Michelle's Dream Cast, Giveaway
Jan 31 - Doodle's Book Blog *Review(book 2), Top 5, Giveaway

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  1. I hope I did it all right.... big fan of Ella's. have Stolen to read next. Not sure what GFC is though.

    1. That's alright :) GFC is Google Friend Connect. It's on the right hand side where it says 'Join this Site'.


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