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Guest Blogger: Elle James (Contest)
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The winner of the grab bag is Elizabeth H! Congrats, Elizabeth!
My sister will be in contact with you shortly! ~DD

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Deja Vu

How many times do you see something, meet someone, witness an event you feel you’ve done this before? Maybe you have in another life. Maybe you’ve seen or witnessed something similar. I find myself thinking of quotes from favorite poems, lines from movies or pictures from movies or stories or mental images of  past experiences recurring in much of what I do or where I go.

While in Paris the week before last, touring Notre Dame Cathedral, I was Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame, crying out Sanctuary! At the Louvre, I was Molly Brown when she went to Europe studying all the paintings to get cultured Walking the streets of Paris I saw a vendor selling pink cotton candy and I was back in the pages of DEJA VOODOO with Molly B Boyette at the festival buying pink cotton candy. So much of our experiences in literature or movies repeats itself or has a close match and it’s fun to reference those times. It’s like coming home. I’m including (just because) some pictures from my trip to Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral, a photo of the Mona Lisa which doesn’t begin to describe how beautiful she is in person and a picture of the Sacre Coeur chapel on the only hill in Paris.

ejNotre Dame

ejMona Lisa

ejSacre Coeur

Leave a comment telling me about your Deja Vu moment for a chance to win
the prize package.

ejDelilah 5-26 Prize


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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ejDeja Vodoo Cover

A little magic goes a long way…

Alexandra Belle Boyette is closing in on the big 3-0 and her mama has made it her mission to marry her off. In the tiny parish of Bayou Miste, deep in the Louisiana swamps, finding suitable hubby material can be a challenge—and Alex would rather not rely on magical spells to do the trick. But there is a sexy new man in town who might fit the bill…

Ed Marceaux is in Bayou Miste to safeguard a key witness to a Louisiana Mafia murder. He must keep an eye out for suspicious characters—but the place seems to be full of them! What could be stranger than a woman dressed in a sexy nightgown chasing a naked man down the street? The enchantingly gorgeous Alex Boyette certainly makes it worth his while to find out…

Add a Voodoo spell gone wrong, and voila! madness—and love—ensues.

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

  1. Jane Squires
    · June 26th, 2013 at 8:57 am · Link

    When I met my husband and spoke to him, I knew he was the one I had seen in my dreams years before. He told me he had dreamed about me two weeks before we met and had a choice, me or another girl. With me he could be somebody – with other not. We met and dated 2 1/2 months. Sunday we celebrated 34 years together. I had even dreamed of the house I was living in then but not at time of dream.

  2. Elle James Author
    · June 26th, 2013 at 9:01 am · Link

    Hey Sis! Thanks for inviting me to come play on your blog today. So happy LOST SOULS is doing so well in sales! Another hot one and I can’t wait to read the copy I downloaded yesterday. We’re on a roll!

  3. Elle James Author
    · June 26th, 2013 at 9:02 am · Link

    Wow, Jane, that’s a romance happily ever after if I’ve ever heard one. Congratulations!

  4. Toni Whitmire
    · June 26th, 2013 at 9:04 am · Link

    Years ago I had this dream that i met this one lady and when I went to work the next day.I was told there was a new lady I had to take care of and it was

  5. Lucy Felthouse
    · June 26th, 2013 at 9:28 am · Link

    I got a feeling of deja vu looking at your photos of the Sacre-Coeur. I’ve taken pretty much the same photo, and many others besides. LOVE that place!

    lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

  6. Brenda C.
    · June 26th, 2013 at 9:37 am · Link

    I get that deja vu feeling every once in awhile. But nothing too exciting ever comes of it. Looking forward to reading Deja Voodoo.

  7. Kimberley Coover
    · June 26th, 2013 at 10:07 am · Link

    I get the deja vu feeling sometimes…everyday things. I wonder sometimes if it is deja vu or just memory lapse. Lol

    When I was younger I experienced the feeling when I went to a new restaurant opening – The decor and food seemed so familar.

  8. Shari C.
    · June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 am · Link

    I get that deja vu feeling every once in a while when I go into a new place or event that I have been there or done that before. I can picture these things so clearly and sometimes feel like I know what is going to happen next that it can be a little disturbing to say the least.

    Enjoy your wonderful books…keep up the great work!

  9. Rachelle Lerner
    · June 26th, 2013 at 11:22 am · Link

    My experience involves a book. My parents and I were staying at the Diplomat Motel in Washington, D.C. (since torn down). My mother and I were walking down a corridor and felt like we had been there before. It seemed so familiar – even the laundry. When we got home, we looked at Margaret Sutton’s Whispered Watchword and saw that the Eagle Motel’s description matched what we saw.

    I had the opportunity to ask Mrs. Sutton about the motel in the book and she had based it on the Diplomat. So fictional works do cause you to have Deja Vu also.

  10. Jeannie Platt
    · June 26th, 2013 at 11:35 am · Link

    Oh I have Deja Vu a lot. Little things which you stop and say this has happened before and people look at you like your nuts. I have experienced conversations and meeting people before i meet them and in the middle i will go wait this happened before. As i know what happened and will happen if only for a 3 second blimp. Thank you for sharing your pictures and congrats on your new release 😉 love your books

  11. ronnie cornett
    · June 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I have that Deja Vu feeling alot! 😉

  12. Patoct
    · June 26th, 2013 at 1:17 pm · Link

    I have had those moments a few times, but for the life of me, cannot remember them. LOL.

  13. Elizabeth H.
    · June 26th, 2013 at 1:48 pm · Link

    It’s funny, but I only experience deja vu in my dreams. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  14. Amber H
    · June 26th, 2013 at 2:21 pm · Link

    I get it occasionally but nothing really exciting.

  15. merriedth
    · June 26th, 2013 at 2:43 pm · Link

    I have personally had a lot of Deja vu moments in my life. But I also heard some where that if you have Daja vu then tht just means your life is on the right path…. 😀

  16. Becky H
    · June 26th, 2013 at 2:48 pm · Link

    I have experienced instances of Deja vu, but cannot remember a specific one at this moment. I don’t usually share them when they happen, just note to myself that, “hey, I know this.” Thank you for sharing your experience and offering this wonderful contest. Congratulations on your new release. I will look forward reading it.

  17. Kimberly Mayberry
    · June 26th, 2013 at 3:03 pm · Link

    It was the summer of 1989, two years out of high school, and two years into my college training in Pre-med. I was stopped at a red light, when this strong, eerie tingle and uneasy feeling that I had been there and done this before came over me. I had experienced this feeling for a few minutes before this, and it kept getting stronger, but I brushed it off at first. For some reason, not even a few seconds after I came to a stop in front of the red light, my brain screamed at me to floor the accelerator, and run the light. By the time I registered this thought and intense emotion, it was too late. I was slammed into from behind by a drunk driver going 65 mph and pushed all the way under the stop light. The driver was driving a rental car, and even though barely any damage was done to the rental or him, he had pushed my trunk into the back seat (back seat passenger flew to the floor), and wretched my car sideways, so that only the back driver’s side passenger door would open. To make a long story short, I was severely injured, and had to drop out of Pre-med. This is not the first time Deja Vu has happened to me, it happens quite often. I have just learned to recognize the signs earlier now and be more open to my emphatic feelings and emotions. I now use them to help the living understand their problems and teach them how to help themselves solve them, and I also am an Independent Paranormal Investigator, using my gifts as an empath to communicate with paranormal entities.

  18. Mary Marvella
    · June 26th, 2013 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Great stories, ladies, but I don’t have one.

  19. Elle James Author
    · June 26th, 2013 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Wow, I leave for an appointment and get back to lots of great stories! You all impress me. Thank you for sharing your Deja Vu stories.

  20. Mary Preston
    · June 26th, 2013 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Running into an old friend, years later, at the exact same place.

  21. June M.
    · June 26th, 2013 at 11:26 pm · Link

    I often have that feeling of deja vu, but nothing ever comes of it. Generally it just makes me feel weird and even adds to my dizziness (from balance problems and medication side effects).

  22. Gemma Juliana
    · June 27th, 2013 at 12:17 am · Link

    I often have ‘deja vu’ experiences when I’m talking to someone. Suddenly I get a chill and know the next few lines in the conversation, both mine and the other party. Like we’ve done it before.

    Love the title Deja Voodoo ~ very creative! Best of luck with sales!

  23. Melissa Porter
    · June 27th, 2013 at 12:48 am · Link

    I have had a few of those deja vu times. Sometimes it just feels like a dream that came true.
    I took a walk about a year or two ago and I had to pause. When I looked out over the water it was like I had seen it before. The same boat in the same place and the high tide. I felt like I was in a dream. At the time it felt strange.

  24. Minna
    · June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 am · Link

    I have that Deja Vu feeling sometimes.

  25. Carol L
    · June 27th, 2013 at 5:29 am · Link

    I’ve experienced the Deja Vu feeling a lot in my past. It’s usually a place I go into and that feeling is so strong that I’ve been here before or saw someone who felt familiar to me after one meeting.Your book sounds like a great read for me. It’s definitely on my TRL. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L

  26. Elle James Author
    · June 27th, 2013 at 6:05 am · Link

    Hey Sis, Thanks for inviting me to play on your blog today. Happy sales with LOST SOULS!

  27. pam howell
    · June 27th, 2013 at 12:12 pm · Link

    I get deja vu sometimes too
    can’t recall a particular instance right now
    on cold meds 🙁
    but I still want to win the COOL prize!!
    PICK ME!!

  28. Delilah
    · June 27th, 2013 at 3:42 pm · Link

    My random number generator chose Elizabeth H! E, my sis will be in contact with you via email shortly! Congratulations!

  29. Pat Freely
    · June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm · Link

    This is a must read. My Deja Vu moments come when I visit a place I’ve never been, but I know where everything is.

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