Ella M. Kaye

Biography

~Sexy, Smart, and Slightly Dark Romance~

Ella M. Kaye is the pen name for author LK Hunsaker's shorter, spicier line of romance revolving around dancers of various genres at lighthouse settings. After nearly two decades of mixing fairly long literary-style stories with complex plots and subplots and romantic elements, LK is enjoying this new direction and is just getting started with it. Watch for more EMK books soon!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I had been doing Nanowrimo every year for the past nine years and wanted to do it again in November 2012, but I had several books already in progress and wasn't ready to start another long, involved story. So, I used the challenge as an additional challenge: write something farther out of my comfort zone. An idea for an injured dancer started to form, and I thought I'd cultivate my growing network of romance lovers by writing a "real" romance, shorter and spicier and more straight to the point than my literary work under LK Hunsaker.

Pier Lights started with a scene of a former dancer on a sea shore. She's been world hardened and almost feels ready for the challenge of changing directions. I took that scene and started writing. I did get to just over 50K by the end of November, with a complete first draft. I so enjoyed the characters of Caroline and Dio that edits went quickly and easily and I released it on Valentine's Day 2013. I enjoyed writing this genre with greater, and less, flexibility enough to look forward to Nanowrimo November 2013 and the first draft of Shadowed Lights. The plan is to do one a year, starting in November and publishing in February.
What are you working on next?
This coming November, 2014, I will do Nanowrimo again for the first draft of the third in a series of dancers in lighthouse settings. I don't know yet what the story will be but I do know the dance style and possibly the location. Follow my blog for updates.
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Where to find Ella M. Kaye online


Books

Shadowed Lights - mild version
By Ella M. Kaye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,890. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction
Delaney is a Jersey girl with social anxiety disorder and a too-full house who works at the wildlife refuge as her own refuge. Eli is a very social Indiana construction worker who comes to Barnegat, N.J. to help restore the area after Hurricane Sandy. Under shadow of devastation, fear, and forced separation, Delaney and Eli search for their own rescue light. Milder version of the sensual romance.
Shadowed Lights
By Ella M. Kaye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction
Delaney is a Jersey girl with social anxiety disorder and a too-full house who works at the wildlife refuge as her own refuge. Eli is a very social Indiana construction worker who comes to Barnegat, N.J. to help restore the area after Hurricane Sandy. Under shadow of devastation, fear, and forced separation, Delaney and Eli search for their own rescue light. Sensual romance.
Pier Lights
By Ella M. Kaye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,980. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction
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Caroline was a relevé away from becoming prima ballerina when an injury diverged her path. Dio hides away on his farm near Charleston, South Carolina, and ventures out only in his swordsman disguise. When they collide on the beach in the glow of the lights from the pier, their personal scars push them away, and pull them in, just as the ebb and flow of the Atlantic.

Ella M. Kaye’s tag cloud

ballet    barnegat bay    beach    charleston    construction    contemporary    dance    dark    flamenco    folly beach    hardship    hurricane sandy    jersey    jersey shore    lighthouse    music    new jersey    pier    relationship    romance    scars    sensual adult fiction    south carolina    spicy    swords   

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