Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cover Reveal... Mafia Heat: Gianni




ANGELIQUE
Dangerous. Intense. And more intriguing than I ever remembered.
He's my every fantasy,
My secret crush,
My forbidden love.  

I saved myself for him,
Only him.
My father kept me sheltered from everything,
But Gianni wants to open up the world,
Let me experience it all. 

I respect his family,
Respect his loyalty.
Until it threatens to destroy us...

GIANNI
Smart. Sophisticated. Innocent.
And completely off limits.
The senator's daughter has no business
With a mob enforcer like me.

Two worlds,
Different lives,
But when we're together,
Everything makes sense.

I refuse to let anyone or anything come between us,
Even my family's enemies,
No matter how dangerous they really are.


Book Two in the Mafia Heat Series
All books stand alone
Contains Mature Content

AVAILABLE MARCH 4, 2018

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Deception Never Looked So Good... Mafia Heat: Vincenzo #newrelease @ellajade1



I'm so excited to share my latest creation with all of you! Mafia Heat: Vincenzo is available on all platforms for the special release price of $0.99!

This is the kick-off to what I hope is a fantastic series that you'll all enjoy. It's my wish that you fall in love with the Marchelli family. 



Deception Never Looked So Good...

NADIA
I needed answers,
The truth to the past,
But what I find changes everything.

A dead body,
A murderer,
And I'm the living, breathing eye witness,
Of a crime they'll do anything to hide.

Now, I'm on the run, 
And slamming into the hard, rugged body of Vincenzo Marchelli,
Should send me racing for the hills,
But something calms me,
Gives me sanctuary.

I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,
But it just may be the saving grace I needed all along.

VINCENZO
Liars, crime, coverups, and corruption,
As an attorney, I can spot it all a mile away.
As the son of a mob boss, it follows me everywhere.

But when Nadia literally lands in my arms,
With an unbelievable story,
I know one thing:
Her fear is real,
And my desire is ignited.

Come Hell or high-water, 
I will protect her,
Save her,
Even if it means going against her biggest enemy,
My Family. 

**Book One in the Mafia Heat Series

**Contains Mature Content



© Ella Jade 2018

Chapter One


Nadia 
Wrong Place
When you’re young, you build people up in your head. Your dreams are bigger than they have any right to be. I never knew my father, but that didn’t stop me from wishing and hoping. Believing he was this amazing person. A doctor, a lawyer, a senator. The time for childhood fantasies had passed. The adult I’d become needed answers. Now that I knew who he was, did I really want to know who that made me?
Anxiety rose in my core as I trekked along the dark, humid docks. The stench of stale water and raw heat assaulted my senses. It was late. Later than any woman should be out in this part of town alone. I’d gotten a tip that this was where I’d find him, so instead of thinking things through, I acted on impulse. I hadn’t even changed out of my dress and heels. I’d come straight from work on the other side of Manhattan. No one knew where I went. It didn’t matter. Once I explained who I was, everything would fall into place. I hope.
Glancing at the GPS on my phone, the directions said I was at my destination. I thought I’d find an office or a business entrance, but all I saw were boats and slips, and abandoned buildings. There was a set of large, double wooden doors a few feet from me. The address matched where my investigator told me I’d find him. An unsettled sensation coursed through me as I crept toward the doors. The closer I got, the more I realized I’d headed into this unprepared. My brain screamed for me to turn around as my heart rate thumped between my ears. I’d come this far despite my mother’s pleadings to drop it. Now that I had a name, I understood why she didn’t want me to pursue this. As I approached the wooden structure, I fisted my hand and knocked but the doors weren’t secure. One of them inched open, creaking as it gave me access to a large, stuffy, dark warehouse. Stepping inside, the temperature shifted ten degrees hotter. Breathing became difficult in such a stifling environment. I shut the door behind me, gripping my phone in my hand, using it as a flashlight as I took in the empty space. The room was dim and dingy, and smelled of tobacco. Someone had been here recently. 
“Hello,” I called. “Is anyone–”
The sound of yelling in the distance halted my inquiry. Men argued on the second floor. The voices became louder as the conversation grew more heated.
“Did you think you were going to get away with it?” A gruff voice asked. “We have people everywhere.” 
“No, of course not. I didn’t betray your family,” someone defended. “It’s not what you think.”
“My father doesn’t see it that way.”
“Please, let me explain.”
“There’s nothing to explain. You were warned not to screw this up. You can’t be trusted.”
 “I can. I swear I know where–”
“Shut up!” The voices seemed to get closer, and then there was some sort of scuffle. Heavy feet moving above me. “Grab him.” 
A door from the landing swung open as I backed away. When I tried to leave, a blaring noise, almost like a firecracker, went off, lighting up the space on the stairs. I took cover in the corner, crouching down by the door as the second shot rang out. There was a horrible thud, followed by several more shots. Whoever started at the top of the stairs was now lying at the bottom, twisted, contorted, and bleeding from his head and mouth. Only a few feet from me, he lay still, motionless... dead.
“Oh, God!” I whispered as two men hurried down the stairs. Acting on instinct, I backed out of the corner and flung open the door, running out as fast as I could.
“Who the hell was that?” one of them shouted.
“Get her!” the other screamed as they came barreling after me. 
I took the first turn out of the warehouse and darted down the pier but I had no idea which way to go. Sprinting hard, I took a left, moving away from the water. My heart pounded and a jarring pain overtook my side but the adrenaline kept me going. Keep running! Keep running, Nadia! Why hadn’t I listened to my mother?
“There she is!” They were close behind me. “You go that way.”
Shit! They would know these docks. They would corner me. I kept going. Did I have a choice? If they caught me, my life would be over. What was I thinking coming here? I knew who Antonio Collandra was. What he was capable of. I’d seen his name in the papers and on TV. He was one of New York’s biggest crime bosses and I could be his illegitimate daughter.
The throbbing in my feet slowed me down but I spied a busy street a block ahead. All I had to do was get out in the open. If I could get into public, I’d have a better chance of slipping away. One street and I’d make it. I wouldn’t give up. I narrowly made it across the busy traffic, causing a car to swerve and slam on the brakes. The man chasing me jumped out of the way of the vehicle, momentarily distracted. Everything moved at a fast clip. 
“What the fuck!” He pounded his fists on the hood while I disappeared into the hectic street. “Watch where you’re going!” 
I continued to escape but I was certain he was still behind me. I couldn’t stop to find out but I didn’t have anything left. I couldn’t keep running. As I swiveled around the corner, I slammed into the hard chest of a man coming out of a cafe. He caught me in his strong arms as the two men crossed the street and came toward us.
“Are you okay?” His dark brown eyes held concern. “I’m sorry, I didn’t see you coming.”
“Please help me.” I panted. “I need your help.”
He glanced over my shoulder, his jaw tensed when he saw the two men heading in our direction.
“Please.” I trembled as I tried to catch my breath. I didn’t want to put this innocent man in harm’s way but what choice did I have? I saw no other way out of this.
“What’s your name?” He wrapped his arm around my waist and tugged me to his side. 
“Nadia,” I whispered. 
“I’ll handle this.” He was so confident but he had no idea what I’d witnessed. If he had, there was no way he would help me. “Franco,” the stranger, who I leaned against, said to one of the murderers.
Franco? He knew him?
“Vincenzo.” Franco stared at me as he spoke to the only person who could protect me now. “This doesn’t concern you.”
Crap! Did they work together? Was he going to hand me over to them? A wave of nausea rushed my system as my head began to spin. I latched onto the attractive stranger in the well-fitted dress shirt and matching blue tie. He held me tighter, offering me silent comfort.
“What can I do for you, Franco?” he asked.
“I need a word with her.” The killer pointed at me. 
“Why?” Vincenzo asked. “Do you know one another?”
“Not exactly but I’m certain my father will be interested in her whereabouts this evening.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I tried to settle down, lying wasn’t one of my strongest qualities. “I’ve been with Vincenzo all night.” No one would believe that.
“Is that right?” Franco laughed. “Because you look like you just ran a marathon.”
“You heard the lady,” Vincenzo said. “She’s been with me all night.”
“What are you doing?” Franco snapped at him. “You know we don’t interfere in each other’s business.” 
“Escorting my date home, so if you’ll excuse me, we’re leaving.” Vincenzo took my hand and guided me to the curb. His shiny, silver watch glistened under the street lights. “My driver is just up here.”
“Vincenzo,” Franco called after us. “You’re making a mistake.”
“Don’t threaten me because then my father won’t be pleased and we don’t want that.”
His father?
“We’ll see about that.” Franco mumbled something to the man who was with him, and then he nodded as they walked away.  
A man got out of the driver’s seat and opened the back passenger door.
“Get in,” Vincenzo said. 
Is he serious? “I’m not going anywhere with you.” I wiggled out of his hold and backed away.
 I’d had enough for one night.




Wednesday, September 19, 2018

RELEASE DAY GLITCH! Author's worst NIGHTMARE! @ellajade1 #newrelease


SORRY!!!

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday at this time I was excited to be celebrating my release of Highest Bid: A Bachelor Auction with author Lacey Wolfe. Then the emails and the DM's started coming through. When readers opened the book, there was no... BOOK! An author's worst nightmare!

Somehow, Amazon didn't update the file and anyone who preordered or bought yesterday received the placeholder file we used to set up the preorder. That's not supposed to happen but it did!

Sadly, we lost some promo that we'd scheduled and Lacey I didn't really push the book on release day because we didn't want people to buy a book that wasn't there. We're experiencing some returns which makes us sad but we get it.

The file has been corrected so if you purchase today, you'll receive the real deal. If you preordered or bought yesterday you may have gotten the wrong file. We apologize! We're waiting on Amazon (who isn't very fast) to update those purchases. You should receive a notification from them that the book has been updated. We hope you'll continue to be patient with us. We want more than anything to bring the Wilder Brother's to your Kindle. 

Please note that this was only a problem through Amazon. If you clicked from another vendor you're good to go. Thanks for understanding!

This wasn't the way we anticipated our release day to go and we've lost some momentum, so if you're thinking about one-clicking we'd appreciate it. If you'd like to share the link or any of the teasers that would make us REALLY happy!

Love,
Ella
xoxo


Get Wild with the Wilder Brothers...
Nathan and Dustin have a thriving business because of all the hard work they put into their coffee empire. As the company continues to grow, their social lives cease to exist. Taking part in a bachelor auction for charity might be what these two charismatic brothers need but are they ready for the highest bid?


Part 1 - Nathan by Ella Jade
Lost and Found... Sexy billionaire in need of some disruption. Zany barista seeking some direction. Can they find the balance?

Nathan Wilder gets things done. He and his brother took a small family coffee company and turned it into a billion dollar empire. Success didn't happen overnight. It took years. And in those years, he missed out on life. He agrees to take part in a bachelor auction as a favor to his aunt but he doesn't expect anything to come of it. When the younger, sexy barista bids on him, he finds more than he ever imagined possible. 

Ivy League graduate Vienna Trent is a bit lost. She moved back home and got a job at a trendy coffee shop. While trying to find herself, she stumbles onto the attractive owner of the coffee chain. Once she stares into his eyes, she can't seem to forget him. While attending the bachelor auction with her mother, she has no desire to bid on anyone. That all changes once Nathan takes the stage. 

Nathan is older and established. His ex-wife isn't entirely out of the picture either. It's complicated but isn't it always? Vienna is struggling to find her place. She's unsure of her future but she's determined to prove to him that he belongs in her life. It's a good thing she's persistent. They could both use a little destiny. 

Part 2 - Dustin by Lacey Wolfe
Can two workaholics find a way to make love happen when something is trying to keep them apart?

With his head always stuck in a book or working long hours at Wilder Coffee, Dustin Wilder hadn't realized how much he'd been missing out on life. That all changed the night of the charity bachelor auction when the sexiest woman he'd ever seen bid on him for an outrageous amount.

Marilyn Parker owns her own business. One of the city's top interior design companies. She prided herself always being busy with work and not having to think about the family she tried to distance herself from. She attends the city's annual bachelor auction, expecting to leave empty handed. But when she sees 'hot as hell' Dustin nervous on the stage, she wants him, no matter the price.

Can a one-night sexual encounter turn into more? Dustin thinks so, but Marilyn doesn't with a family like hers that she'll ever get the things in life she so desires.

Warning: Adult situations


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dirty Lessons is FREE! #freeread @ellajade1


Let's CELEBRATE my Birthday with a FREEBIE!!!!

Happy August Birthdays!!! 


Some of you may have noticed, I'm getting my books up on all platforms. I've recently added The Maddox Brothers, The Meticulous Bachelor, and Do Bad Things. By doing that, some of my books are coming out of the KU Program. Dirty Lessons will be leaving KU in a few days BUT... not before I offer it for FREE!!!! So if you haven't started The Clark Brothers Series, here is your chance!



FREE August 14th - 18th!





I remember him from high school. The rich, entitled, bad boy who had way too much money and every pretty girl dropping their panties for him. Not me. He tried but I was too smart for his games. Once a player, always a player.



Why is it years later I find myself falling for him? Was I really smarter at eighteen? He says he can teach me things I’ve been missing out on. Lessons, he calls them. Sexy, provocative, orgasm-inducing, dirty lessons...



Some lessons we learn the hard way...


Miles Clark never had a problem getting what he wanted. Except that one time in high school when the studious, sexy Kirsten Dunlap said no. He’d convinced himself she was a snob, a prude. What other reason would she have to turn him down? Years later, Kirsten’s best friend is marrying his brother and they’ll be spending a lot of time together. What are they going to do with all that time?



Pediatrician Kirsten Dunlap has thrown herself into her education and career for over a decade. She’s more successful than she ever thought possible but when she turns thirty she wonders just how much she’s missed. Now that she’s watched her friend CC fall in love with Jameson Clark, she realizes she wants to settle down and find the one. But before she can do that, she needs to live a little. Is the hot billionaire, with years of experience, the man who can show her a good time?



Miles agrees to teach Kirsten all about physical attraction but first he has to lower her inhibitions. The good doctor needs a few lessons in letting go. Is Miles who she’s been searching for all along? Will he help her find what she’s missing? In the process can she accept that this is more than a game?
Contains Mature Content.



Featuring Jameson and CC from Do Bad Things.
All books stand alone.


FREE August 14th - 18th!




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mafia Heat: Vincenzo... Preorder New Mob Series #chapterone

What? A sexy, sultry new mob series from Ella Jade! 

Five Hot Brothers, Five Steamy Novels. You can read Book One on October 30, 2018.


Mafia Heat has it all! Alpha males, action, romance, rival families, and brothers. My kind of book!



Deception Never Looked So Good

One sultry summer night, I walked along the docks not sure what I wanted to find. I went searching but I should have left it alone. Now I’m a witness to a cold-blooded murder by a family who will relentlessly hunt me down. I remember running for my life and ending up in the arms of an intriguing stranger. He’s become my protector but I can’t even tell him who I am. 

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Nadia Marrone was in the wrong place at the wrong time when she stumbled onto a murder-in-progress. She was seeking answers after she obtained a lead on the biological father she never knew. Once she witnessed the murder, she realized her potential father was one of NYC biggest crime lords and her half-brother may have pulled the trigger.

Attorney Vincenzo “Vince” Marchelli makes it a point to stay out of his father’s illegal business. He leaves that to his two older brothers while he manages the family’s legal business. One hot summer evening, he steps out of a restaurant and smacks into a woman who appears to be running from danger. The man pursuing her is the son of a rival family. Vince makes a split decision to protect her, putting him in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Marchelli Family vows to protect Nadia but they have apprehensions. What was she doing on the docks at the precise time of the murder? How did she manage to run into the arms of Vincenzo, the son of the enemy? Coincidence? As Vince begins to fall for the beautiful stranger, his brothers are cautious of her identity. Was the whole meeting a setup? Or, were the two in the right place at the right time after all?

Book One in the Mafia Heat Series
All books stand alone
Contains Mature Content 




Wrong Place
Nadia

When you’re young, you build people up in your head. Your dreams are bigger than they have any right to be. I never knew my father, but that didn’t stop me from wishing and hoping. Believing he was this amazing person. A doctor, a lawyer, a senator. The time for childhood fantasies had passed. The adult I’d become needed answers. Now that I knew who he was, did I really want to know who that made me?

Anxiety rose in my core as I trekked along the dark, humid docks. The stench of stale water and raw heat assaulted my senses. It was late. Later than any woman should be out in this part of town alone. I’d gotten a tip that this was where I’d find him, so instead of thinking things through, I acted on impulse. I hadn’t even changed out of my dress and heels. I’d come straight from work on the other side of Manhattan. No one knew where I was going. It didn’t matter. Once I explained who I was, everything would fall into place. I hope.

Glancing at the GPS on my phone, the directions said I was at my destination. I thought I’d find an office or a business entrance, but all I saw were boats and slips. There was a set of large, double wooden doors a few feet away from me. The address matched where my investigator told me I’d find him. An unsettled sensation coursed through me as I crept toward the doors. The closer I got, the more I realized I was headed into this unprepared. My brain screamed for me to turn around as my heart rate thumped between my ears. I’d come this far despite my mother’s pleadings to drop it. Now that I had a name, I understood why she didn’t want me to pursue this. As I approached the wooden structure, I fisted my hand and knocked but the doors weren’t secure. One of them inched open, creaking as it gave me access to a large, stuffy warehouse. Stepping inside, the temperature shifted ten degrees hotter. Breathing became difficult in such a stifling environment. I shut the door behind me, gripping my phone in my hand as I took in the empty space. The room was dim and dingy, and smelled of tobacco. Someone had been here recently. 

“Hello,” I called. “Is anyone–”

The sound of yelling in the distance halted my inquiry. Men were arguing on the second floor. The voices became louder as the conversation got more heated.

“Did you think you were going to get away with it?” A gruff voice asked. “We have people everywhere.” 

“No, of course not. I didn’t betray your family,” someone defended. “It’s not what you think.”
“My father doesn’t see it that way.”

“Please, let me explain.”

“There’s nothing to explain. You were warned not to screw this up. You can’t be trusted.”

 “I can. I swear I know where–”

“Shut up!” The voices seemed to get closer, and then there was some sort of scuffle. Heavy feet moving above me. “Grab him.” 

A door from the landing swung open as I backed away. When I tried to leave, a blaring noise, almost like a firecracker, went off, lighting up the space on the stairs. I took cover in the corner, crouching down by the door as the second shot rang out. There was a horrible thud, followed by several more shots. Whoever started at the top of the stairs was now lying at the bottom, twisted, contorted, and bleeding from his head and mouth. Only a few feet from me, he lay still, motionless, dead.
“Oh, God!” I whispered as two men hurried down the stairs. Acting on instinct, I backed out of the corner and flung open the door, running out as fast as I could.

“Who the hell was that?”

“Get her!” one of them screamed as they came barreling after me. 

I took the first turn out of the warehouse and darted down the pier but I had no idea which way to go. Sprinting hard, I took a left, moving away from the water. My heart pounded and a jarring pain overtook my side but the adrenaline kept me going. Keep running! Keep running, Nadia! Why hadn’t I listened to my mother?

“There she is!” They were close behind me. “You go that way.”

Shit! They would know these docks. They would corner me. I kept going. Did I have a choice? If they caught me, my life would be over. What was I thinking coming here? I knew who Antonio Collandra was. What he was capable of. I’d seen his name in the papers and on TV. He was one of New York’s biggest crime bosses and I could be his illegitimate daughter.

The throbbing in my feet slowed me down but I spied a busy street a block ahead. All I had to do was get out in the open. If I could get into public, I’d have a better chance of slipping away. One street and I’d make it. I wouldn’t give up. I narrowly made it across the busy traffic, causing a car to swerve and slam on the brakes. The man chasing me jumped out of the way of the vehicle, momentarily distracted. Everything moved at a fast clip. 

“What the fuck!” He pounded his fists on the hood while I disappeared into the hectic street. “Watch where you’re going!” 

I continued to escape but I was certain he was still behind me. I couldn’t stop to find out but I didn’t have anything left. I couldn’t keep running. As I swiveled around the corner, I slammed into the hard chest of a man coming out of a cafe. He caught me in his strong arms just as the two men crossed the street and came toward us.

“Are you okay?” His dark brown eyes held concern. “I’m sorry, I didn’t see you coming.”
“Please help me.” I panted. “I need your help.”

He glanced over my shoulder, his jaw tensed when he saw the two men heading in our direction.

“Please.” I trembled as I tried to catch my breath. I didn’t want to put this innocent man in harm’s way but what choice did I have? I saw no other way out of this.

“What’s your name?” He wrapped his arm around my waist and tugged me to his side. 

“Nadia,” I whispered. 

“I’ll handle this.” He was so confident but he had no idea what I’d witnessed. If he had, there was no way he would help me. “Franco,” the stranger who I leaned against said to one of the murderers.

Franco? He knew him?

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