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Saturday, April 11, 2015

A. D. Ellis's #NewRelease #Announcement & #AuthorInterview!! :-)

Hey Everyone!! :-)

A. D. Ellis has joined us today to talk about her new release, Decker, and to talk a bit about herself.  Check out the info about her exciting new novel, and don't forget to scroll down to read her interview!! :-)


Decker is available on all major platforms!!

This is a standalone in Torey Hope: The Later Years by A.D. Ellis


Find A.D. Ellis on Amazon at www.amazon.com/author/adellis

and Facebook at www.facebook.com/adellisauthor


Me: Hi A. D.!! Will you please tell us a bit about yourself and how many books you have written? :-)

AD: Hi! I'm A.D. Ellis, a wife, mother of two, inner city teacher, and contemporary romance author. I was born in a small town in Indiana and now life in central Indiana. At the time of this interview I'm preparing to release my fifth contemporary romance book.

Me: How exciting!! :-) What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

AD: My latest book is titled Decker (Torey Hope: The Later Years). My first series was A Torey Hope Novel Series and this newest one is a standalone spin-off series. The four books in this newest series were inspired by my love of the original series and readers not wanting to say goodbye to Torey Hope.

Me: That sounds like a lot of fun! :-) What are you working on now?

AD: Right now I'm working on book 2 in Torey Hope: The Later Years which is titled Sawyer.

Me: Wonderful!! It's great when a story continues to evolve. :-) What authors, or books have influenced you? 

AD: I read A LOT....I don't read as much now as I used to because I usually want to write. But the influential authors and books in my life are way too many to start listing. I'm influenced today by my fellow authors/friends. 

Me: HA! I know that feeling. ;-) What are you reading now?

AD: My current WIP is a male/male contemporary so I've been reading a lot of male/male romances.

Me: Awesome!! Research can be a lot of fun! ;-) For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?

AD: Expect sweet and sexy, real-life characters and situations, language/sex/adult themes, and the love of family and friends. Always. My original series may have some triggering scenes for some readers.

Me: True to life then, nice. :-) What is your favorite part of being an author?

AD: I love getting the story out of my head and seeing the characters come to life; my characters are real people to me and I love them (even when they may be pissing me off). I love connecting with other authors and bloggers. My favorite part is connecting with readers who were touched by my stories.

Me: Yes, readers are truly wonderful! :-) Do you have a day job as well?

AD: I do. I'm a teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, Indiana. I've been teaching for 16 years.

Me: Busy lady! :-) What are the hardest and easiest parts about being a writer?

AD: The hardest is the marketing and the handful of bad reviews. It's also hard to work full time, be a mom and a wife, and still try to get writing and promoting done. The easiest? I'm not sure it's EASY, but the most enjoyable has been meeting other authors and finding true friendships along with meeting readers and making those connections.

Me: Yes, I think every indie author can sympathize with you on marketing, time management, and harsh reviews, but you're right that the wonderful we get to meet make it all worthwhile. :-) What genre do you place your book in?

AD: My first series is contemporary (sweet plus heat) with the fourth book having a touch of supernatural. This newest series is also contemporary; Decker, the newest release, has some suspenseful elements to the story.

Me: Cool! :-) Anything else you'd like to tell your readers?

AD: I love my readers and I love finding new readers! If you've read my work or you read it in the future, I'd love to hear from you! And, if you leave reviews, THANK YOU because reviews are so important and helpful!

Me: Amen! :-) And so these wonderful folks can find your work, are there any links you'd like me to post?


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adellisauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ADEllisAuthor
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/adellis
Website: http://adellisauthor.webs.com
I'm also on Instagram, tsu, Google+, and Pinterest...just search A.D. Ellis Author

For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1
Amazon Kindle Copy
Because of Beckett, A Torey Hope Novel Book 2
Amazon Kindle Copy
Christmas in Torey Hope, A Novella
Amazon Kindle Copy
Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel (a standalone)
Amazon Kindle Copy


  1. I LOVE this interview and I'm a HUGE fan of A.D. 's work!
    As soon as I saw Decker was LIVE, I OneClicked ♡

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!! :-) I'm glad you enjoyed this post! :-)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! It's easy to make talented authors look good! :-)