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Guest Blogger: Elle James (Contest)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Cinderella Complex Anyone?

How Many of us dreamed of one day marrying a prince, of being lifted out of our poor beginnings and transformed into a beautiful princess? As we matured into young women we gobbled up romances about women who fell in love with a Greek Tycoon or an Italian shipping magnate. We have a fascination with the rich, but being wealthy doesn’t necessarily guarantee happiness.

I worked that angle in the new series I started called the BILLIONAIRE ONLINE DATING SERVICE.  My heroes have all made their fortunes and now find that they want love and marriage to a special someone, but the special someone is illusive when you have the fame of fortune. Most women are after them for their bank accounts, not their hearts. My heroes are stuck and can’t find dates with real women who aren’t looking to land a billionaire with a fat bankroll. BILLIONAIRE HUSBAND TEST is the 1st book in the series and tells the story of one billionaire who hasn’t forgotten his poor roots and wants a woman who isn’t after his money.

Ever wished you’d married a billionaire? How would your billionaire have made his billions? Comment for a chance to win a download of TARZAN & JANINE the first book in the TEXAS BILLIONAIRES CLUB Series by ELLE JAMES and DELILAH DEVLIN.


Billionaire Husband Test
Billionaire Online Dating Service Series
Dec 2012

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About the Author:

Elle James aka Myla Jackson spent twenty years livin’ and lovin’ in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. She has 31 works with Harlequin, self published works under pen name Elle James, over 40 works with other publishers including Samhain, Elloras’ Cave, Kensington and Avon and 18 works self-published under pen name Myla Jackson. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn’t wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling her muses, a malti-poo and yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.

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

  1. Carole-Ann
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 8:09 am · Link

    🙄 Nope, never wanted to marry a b/m-illionaire; but if I ever change my mind, I’d hope he earned his money by finding a miracle cure for (any) nasty disease.

    (Dammit, that’s a stock answer and I’m sorry!) I’d really like him to be “old money” and used to spending it widely/wisely 😉


  2. Lisa Samuel
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 8:17 am · Link

    My billionaire Husband would have made his money on his Cattle and Horse Ranch; I’ve always wanted and fantasised about marry a yummy, sexy Cowboy or 2, lol ;-D xxx

  3. Lisa J
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 8:48 am · Link

    Who doesn’t want to marry a billionaire? I definitely would like one of my own. My boss has boatloads of money and he’s nuttier than a fruitcake, so I know how to deal with it.

    My billionair made his money like all billionaires do, in Congress. 😈

  4. Cynthia (aka Artemis)
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 10:31 am · Link

    I never dreamed of marrying a billionaire. Of course, I never picked up a romance novel until a few years ago; I did plenty of reading though!

    However, I did marry my prince. His riches aren’t in the stock market, oil, real estate, or whatever. His riches are in the way he loves, adores, honors and takes care of me. This year we will celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary.

  5. ronnie cornett
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:23 am · Link

    I agree with you, Cynthia. I’ll be married 33 years in June and his riches are the same…you put it perfectly….he loves, adores, honors and takes care of me…he’s my soul mate…we also laugh alot! ❗

  6. Chris Bails
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am · Link

    I think it would make life easier if I married a millionaire. I think that the perfect occupation for my millionaire would definately be a author for sure. Since I am a big reader that would be perfect for me.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  7. Janice Hougland
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:35 am · Link

    I wouldn’t want a billionaire that was a “driven” man who made his billion by being too determined, too ruthless, too much of anything…for fear that he would be too difficult to live with! I wouldn’t want to be ramrodded by a too-driven billionaire. Perhaps my billionaire would have “accidentally” made his first billion by an invention or a lucky winning streak. Living with that kind of billionaire would be fun. I love traveling and I picture traveling the world and meeting all kinds of cultures and peoples with my billionaire…and helping the less fortunate with some of our billions.

  8. Stacy
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 12:26 pm · Link

    My billionaire would make his millions by creating a system that would keep dogs from shedding…i need his services now.

  9. Belinda Baker
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Stacy, I could use that service too!!!

    I love these types of stories and use them as a mini vacation. I like the premise for this series.

    I’m always looking for authors I haven’t read yet, so the Guest bloggers are great.

  10. ELF
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:25 pm · Link

    It’s funny, my hubby was just asking me the other day, when did it cease to be enough to be a millionaire? I was telling him about all of the books I had read recently (including your yummy one) that featured one of these ultra-rich heroes, lol. I am afraid that I think that most of the people who have reached that monetary status have gotten there by walking over many people and the few whose backgrounds I get a glimpse of don’t seem to be overwhelmingly happy so I am happy with my own prince although I wouldn’t turn down a little more money, lol.

  11. Becky H
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:54 pm · Link

    I once had a guy who made a decent living, though not a millionaire, let alone a billionaire, but he was emotionally unavailable. He equated love with throwing money at us. (Our children and me.) I wanted more more… of him not money. He couldn’t or wouldn’t provide it. We are divorced now. I am quite content now with a simple life.

  12. Toni Whitmire
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 3:07 pm · Link

    My Billioaire Husband would make his money by winning the Lottery.

  13. Elle James
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm · Link

    I think I like the idea of the billionaire that made his money inventing a system to eliminate dog hair…ha ha! All your answers are great! Keep ’em coming!

  14. Deb Carter
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:06 pm · Link

    If I married a billionaire I think I would want her to make it by making something that could tell if someone is hurting animals or people.

  15. Genevieve T
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:17 pm · Link

    My billionaire husband would have made is money by finding a cure to cancer

  16. Rachelle Lerner
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:25 pm · Link

    My billionaire husband would have made his money by straightening out the complex tax code. (I married an accountant.)

  17. Kim W
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:33 pm · Link

    I had dreams of a billionaire. He would be self made, earning his money through hard work. I don’t know exactly what business he is in but he knows what it means to work hard.

  18. Melissa Porter
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I dont think it is right to marry for money. I have seen my grandmother do it twice and they never work out. It does not matter is the person you are with is rich. It matters on how you feel with them. Money does not buy happiness at all.

    I think I would fall for the billionaire who worked for his money. From the ground up. The one that did not always have it easy. Who knows struggles and to appriciate what he does have now.

  19. laura
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm · Link

    My b/m husband would make his millions from working hard and acheiving his goals.

  20. Sharon Chalk
    · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:58 pm · Link

    to be a billionaire would be hard because you would either have to nherit it or you would have to work all the time and there would be no time in your life really for a love life,so I guess If I were to marry a billionaire,I would want it to be something that he invented for the good of mankind,but that he didn’t have to be there all the time working,that it could be something that he could delegate work to without having to worry that someone could take his invention and turn it into something bad,you know like they always do in the books lol and I would not want him to be born rich because I would want him to apprecitae how hard people work for their money so when they spend it ,they want to spend it on something that is going to help them in life,not something so expensive that only other rich people could afford it,if that makes sense

  21. Victoria
    · January 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 am · Link

    I come from a poor background. I didn’t really think about marrying a ‘rich’ man, but I have always worried about money so marrying someone who had a strong work and money ethic was important. My goal has always been to be “comfortable” and we have ended up right there. I wouldn’t want more money because it causes too many problems- either worrying about maintaining too big a lifestyle or always having someone asking for money (already have that problem).

    If I were to have a ‘rich’ hubby, I would worry about one ‘driven’ by his money/business because what makes my hubby & I relationship work so well over the last 17 years is that we are able to spend quality time together and leave outside stress behind.
    On the other hand, someone who hasn’t earned their money doesn’t really understand what they have. For all my husband didn’t come from money, he always had anything he needed and most of what he wanted growing up. He doesn’t “get” what I mean when talking about my childhood nor does he truly understand poor. He showed (by example) me I would be hard pressed to make it in a ‘high’ lifestyle.

    Double edge sword here…but I ended up in the best place!


  22. pc
    · January 3rd, 2013 at 10:20 pm · Link

    I only read about marrying a billionaire…never really wished it. If I were to marry one, I’d imagine he made his billions through his own work rather than family money but hopefully he wouldn’t be so driven that he didn’t prioritize love (me) and family first.

  23. gerri peel
    · January 7th, 2013 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I would love to have married a billionaire but that didn’t happen; but I feel like I’m the richest person in the world. With my hubby of 44 yrs. we have become rich in the sense that we are blessed with our kids and grandchildren that enlighten our lives daily .Money cannot buy happiness! Does this sound corny? Oh well lol

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