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Guest Blogger: Elle James (Contest)
Monday, April 29th, 2013

The winner of Elle’s contest is Lisa Avila! Lisa, you have until Friday to contact Elle at ellejames@earthlink.net to arrange delivery of your prize or another winner will be selected.

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Sisters

ElleDelilahgrowingupI consider myself lucky to have two brothers and one sister. We were a family of four children growing up with one to two years between. This was a good thing since my father was in the military and we moved around a lot. We were our own friends, playmates and nemeses depending on the day. Our lives were never boring, often exciting and always filled with those love/hate relationships you get with siblings. But if anyone got in trouble, we went to bat for each other. I looked up to my sister, Delilah Devlin. She was always smarter, prettier and knew where to go to get into trouble or up the ante on the fun-factor. She was a tough act to follow in school, but I tried to live up to her academic standards.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs we grew older, she went into the army leaving me behind to finish school. We drifted apart and lived our own separate lives until she went to work for the same company I worked for in the same city. Then she discovered a local writing group and once again, she led me into an adventure that would change my life forever.

We set off on the writing journey together, challenging each other to start a book, encouraging one another to finish. As our passion for writing blossom, our relationship grew closer. Now, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of my sister and all that she means to me.  I can’t think of anyone I’d rather be with on this particular journey. I guess I just dedicated this blog to my sister. Love you, Delilah!

Elle’s Bio:

Elle James spent twenty years in South Central Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, retired Army and Air Force Reservist, she’s proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats or laughing out loud. Now, living in northwest Arkansas, she’s given up wrangling cattle and exotic birds to wrangle her muses, a malti-poo and a yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow skiing, boating, or riding her four-wheeler, dreaming up new stories.

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Voodoo For Two Cover

Be careful what you wish for…

Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate, and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—-and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin’ cop.

Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie’s life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he’s the one who’s falling hard…for the irresistible bayou temptress.

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The Contest

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50 comments to “Guest Blogger: Elle James (Contest)”

  1. Teresa Hughes
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 6:08 am · Link

    Its great having siblings. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother who have blessed me with tons of nieces and nephews. Its great having a big family!

    Thanks for sharing!



  2. Laura Horton
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:08 am · Link

    I have 2 sisters, but never had any brothers. I always wanted some! I guess my tomboy younger sister will have to do! Thanks for sharing your family with us.



  3. Lucy
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:19 am · Link

    No sisters, only 2 brothers!!
    But I do have 2 female cousins who are like sisters to me – one is 6 months older and the other 11 months younger, so in some ways we are like triplet sisters :-)

    Love the sound of Voodoo for two – can’t wait to read it!



  4. Toni Whitmire
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:22 am · Link

    I just love the excerpt and can’t wait to read it .I have 3 sisters and 2 brother but some times I wish I was an only child. bibbiesparks@yahoo.com.



  5. Amy Scott
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:52 am · Link

    I have a younger half brother from my mom and a couple years ago discovered that my bio father had three kids as well. So I got to add two sisters and another brother…all younger than me. Unfortunately, my youngest brother was killed at 19 before I could meet him. I’m 36, so finding out you have three other siblings only a couple years ago, was a shock. Thanks for sharing your sister Delilah. Can’t wait to read Elle’s book.



  6. BookLady
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:14 am · Link

    I wish I had a sister. Both of you are such talented writers. Voodoo for Two sounds like an exciting book. I will definitely be adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com



  7. julie
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:24 am · Link

    im very lucky i have a sister only 14mths younger than me, but i think she should have been the eldest, shes so wonderful. my brother is 7 years younger than me and we have all always been close, even when i was following my husband in the Army. Wish you all the best with Voodoo for Two. i really like the cover



  8. pam howell
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:27 am · Link

    ooooh – you got me!! LOVE bags!!! Bag lady here!!!
    I have a sister & brother
    my sister was extremely annoying & still is
    I was close to 2 cousins
    PICK ME!!!! :oops:



  9. pam howell
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:27 am · Link

    oooh – the fan – I needs me that fan!! HOT flashes!!! :oops:



  10. Lisa J
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am · Link

    My family is the same as your family. I have two older brothers and a younger sister. We are all about two years apart.

    I downloaded my copy of Voodoo for Two this morning and can’t wait to read it.



  11. Judy-Ree
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:02 am · Link

    I am the oldest of 6, 5 girls and 1 boy. The 3 youngest are half-siblings, but in our family that was never something we thought about. They are my sisters and brother, my siblings. As the oldest, I was the one who was “in charge” and held responsible for any and all umm… let’s call them shenanigans. :) My sisters are my best friends and worst enemies (sometimes both at the same time), but I couldn’t imagine life without them.



  12. Joanne B
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:13 am · Link

    I have one older sister, but always wanted more siblings. We’ve always been close but as we grew up, have gotten closer, especially since my husband passed away and her divorce and MS diagnosis.
    Voodoo For Two sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Put it on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net



  13. Chris Bails
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:14 am · Link

    I have an older brother and we are close. Our kids play together, we hangout, and do stuff together all the time. I am all about family. I do wish I had a sister. Love the pictures, very cute. You are a new author for me and love finding new authors to read.



  14. Kimberley Coover
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:08 am · Link

    I, too, am a military brat ( Daddy was career Marine). I have 2 older brothers, whom I adore! I am the baby of the family. By the time I was in 5th grade my oldest brother was in the Navy and other brother was a senior in high school. So I didn’t have the same type of support with my siblings that you had. But I did have wonderful protectors – even if they thought I was a “bratty” baby sister. My brothers have settled on both Coasts, one in the state of New York the other in Washington state. I ended up in my Daddy’s home state of TEXAS! We don’t get to see each other as much as we would like…but I am truly grateful to God for these 2 wonderful men I have the honor of calling my Big Brothers. :-P

    Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful prizes!



  15. Fedora
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:11 am · Link

    Aw… I agree, Elle and Delilah–sisters are the best :) I’m blessed to have one I know is also my best friend :) So happy to have met the two of you and to be blessed to enjoy your stories! Write on, you two!



  16. Rita Wray
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:12 am · Link

    What a lovely post, thank you. I have two brothers and two sisters and I feel blessed.



  17. Elle James Author
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:40 am · Link

    Ah!!! You all shared so much about your own families, it brought tears to my eyes. I love my siblings no matter how nutty they are. And I’m especially close to my sister who shares my passion for writing. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful family and thank you all for sharing yours with me. You touched my heart!



  18. Anne
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:10 am · Link

    I would cheerful try to rip off my older brother’s face when I was a kid (not sure why any more), but if anyone else messed with him….. I also have a 7 1/2 year younger brother and a 10 year younger sister who I had a much better relationship with. My mother once made a comment about being competitive with them. How? With that kind of age difference I was past anything like that by the time they became adults and could “compete’ with me.



  19. Catherine Lemanski
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:11 am · Link

    Congrats on the release of “Voodoo for Two”. The excerpt caught my attention and I look forward to reading this story.



  20. ronnie cornett
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:12 am · Link

    As the oldest (I have 1 brother and 2 sisters) and the only one of us to have children ( my children adore each other…they are grown now…the ‘baby’ is a freshman in college and 18) …we have sadly grown apart over the years not due to me( maybe due to the fact I’m the only 1 who has had children) :!: . But I’d love to win!!!



  21. Cathryn Fox
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:19 am · Link

    Ah, that is so sweet. I’m close with my older sister, too!



  22. Kelli Jo Calvert
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:22 am · Link

    Sounds like a fun read!! Gotta love those Cajuns!! :twisted:



  23. Lisa Avila
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am · Link

    I love the picture of you and your sister. I have three sisters one of whom passed away a few years ago and i miss her very much. Cant wait to read your new book.



  24. Lisa Sasso Uranker
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 11:56 am · Link

    I have 3 brothers, I am very close with my younger brother. Thanks for sharing your family. What a great giveaway, thank you!



  25. Amy C
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Some days I wish I had a close connection to those blood bound to me. Sometimes it isn’t so much those you are born into but those who have come to know the real you without the boundaries of judgement. Thanks for the giveaway.



  26. gerri peel
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I come from a really big family…eleven total! 6 brothers and 5 girls. One brother and one sister was adopted out but we “found” them several yrs. ago! Now I feel complete. Thanks for the giveaway!



  27. Karen C
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 1:31 pm · Link

    No sisters, just a brother who was the much favored child. Needless to say, we didn’t get along very well. Always envious of those who have good relationships with their siblings. Thanks for the chance to win.



  28. Lexi Post
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 1:47 pm · Link

    Hi Elle, from that photo people will think you’re the wild one, but we know different ;-) My sister is the best Beta Reader because she is so tough! But I found out recently when my book was released that she is a great assistant too! Sharing the romance author journey with family is the best. BTW You two rock! :)



  29. Melissa Porter
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 2:04 pm · Link

    I love your books. This one has been added to my list of need to gets.

    I have One older sister and a Younger brother.
    I do have a about 8 adopted brothers and sisters. My mom and dad took them in when their parents had fallen on hard times. I grew up with them. So in a way they are my sisters and brothers also. :-)
    Great giveaway. I will be keeping my fingers crossed. I need a new book bag. I just broke mine the other day



  30. Jane
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 2:56 pm · Link

    I have an older brother and always wondered what it would be like if I had a sister.



  31. Carolyn Walker Rhodes
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I have a twin sister and older brother and sister. I’m the baby but I’m closer to my older sister.
    Love the looks and sound of your book and the swag looks awesome. Congrats!



  32. Becky H
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I think it is wonderful that you have such a wonderful relationship with your sister. Hold it precious! Your book sounds fun. I look forward to reading it. And this prize pack… ;-) I look forward to receiving it.



  33. Gemma Juliana
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Always wished I had a sister. In the end I was blessed with a sister-like friendship that has lasted 40 of my 55 years. Neither of us had a sister, so we adopted each other as “sisters by choice” long ago.

    I love your stories Elle, and can’t wait to read this newest one!



  34. sharon chalk
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:20 pm · Link

    I also was a military brat and was the oldest of 7, 2 girls and 5 brothers,we seemed to move every year so as kids we were really close,now we live all over the country and sadly only see each other maybe once every 5 or 6 years because everyone either has kids or grandkids of both and living all over the US its hard to get together.I think its fantastic that you and Delilah are so close and whats really incredible to me is that you both write hot romance books (though Delilah is riskier in her steamy scenes)makes you wonder if she was the one that got in trouble more than you did LOL ,it was great hearing some background about both of you,its always nice to know something about an author because they can really surprise you sometimes,you have an idea in your head but the reality is not always what you thought.I think tho Im not 100% sure that Delilah will be in KC this week for the romance signing and if so I want to meet her and Ill look for you too in case you are there,that will be a lot of fun.



  35. Pat Freely
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 7:51 pm · Link

    Ohhh more to read Do love paranormals :twisted:



  36. Crystal
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Voodoo for Two sounds really good. I’m lucky to have a wonderful sister. We may not be sisters by blood but we are sisters by heart.



  37. Shannon
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Only brothers for me, ornery ones :lol:



  38. Elle James Author
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:10 pm · Link

    In case you all didn’t know, I also write as Myla Jackson!

    I’m loving hearing about all of your siblings. I’ll be in Kansas City over the week at the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention. I’ll be running a contest a day giving away a “book and a bug” (stuffed bug) each day. Watch my facebook, twitter and blog for your chance to win a prize!

    blog: http://www.ellejames.blogspot.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellejamesauthor
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElleJamesAuthor



  39. Raeline Peterson
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:26 pm · Link

    I don’t have a sister but ive always wished i did ,you guys are lucky. And also omg your book cover is awesome,hot .



  40. TIFFANY M
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 9:50 pm · Link

    HELLO ELLE. I DON’T HAVE A SISTER, BUT I ENJOYED READING YOUR STORY. I HAD A CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND AND SHE WAS LIKE A SISTER TO ME, BUT SHE DIED AT ONLY 12 YEARS OLD. I MISS HER DEARLY. YOUR CONTEST IS AWESOME!!! :) :-P :lol:



  41. Lori Meehan
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:21 pm · Link

    I have two sisters and we have a lot of fun together.
    Elle the book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.



  42. Tammy
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:24 pm · Link

    I have a sister and 2 brothers. I was a late surprise for my parents so I was always tagging along my oldest brother still introduces me as the baby :lol:



  43. Casey
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      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:48 pm · Link

    I have two sisters and a brother. We were constantly fighting while growing up but have gotten much closer now that we’re all living in different states. :mrgreen:



  44. Josie Hink
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 12:30 am · Link

    I love love love this cover. Sounds like a great book. I have one sister 3 years younger!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com



  45. Mary Preston
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 2:41 am · Link

    Loved seeing picture of you both as children. I am one of 7 children, so always something on the go.



  46. Rebecca Merz
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 3:26 am · Link

    I love both of your books! Can’t wait to read this one.



  47. Mel K.
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 7:50 am · Link

    I have a wonderful sister. She lives in Orlando with my mom.
    Awesome prize package. If I win I’ll share with my sis. :)



  48. Rachelle Lerner
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I’m an only child and did not have the benefits of having siblings so I have good friends who are like my siblings. I loved Operation XOXO. I will download Voodoo for Two when I can.



  49. Elle James
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Lisa Avila is the winner of the prize package, chosen by Random.org. Contact me with a snail mail address at ellejames@earthlink.net



  50. Angila Davis-Smith
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 11:08 pm · Link

    Hope I win – I entered many of you contest and just never seem to win :( This looks like a great price and I would love to win it. The story sounds amazing. I will definitely be checking that one out.