Ella M. Kaye

Biography

Ella M. Kaye uses her art and psychology background to create contemporary love stories with mental health issues set around the creative arts. Each of her novels and novellas fall under one of three series: Dancers & Lighthouses, Artists & Cottages, and Songwriters & Cities. Kaye has been writing romantically inclined literary fiction that branches into straight mainstream in both novel and short story form under the name LK Hunsaker for more than two decades. After many moves as a military spouse, she is settled in western Pennsylvania where she enjoys the abundant foliage and recreational lakes along with the hilly vistas.
Find her at EllaMKaye.com

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


Series

Artists & Cottages
Romantic escapades with fine artists in wooded, nature-centric locations around the US. For adults.

Shadows of Blues & Echoes

Price: $2.99 USD.

Shadows of Rust & Reels

Price: $2.99 USD.
Dancers & Lighthouses

Pier Lights

Price: $4.95 USD.

Shadowed Lights

Price: $4.95 USD.

Pieces of Light

Price: $4.95 USD.

Books

Shadows of Rust & Reels
Series: Artists & Cottages. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,340. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Holli Jacoby is a jewelry artist by day who hides in her cottage and uses clay to bang out the frustrations of her bipolar disorder. Isaac Bradshaw is a welder with most of his off hours spent caring for his ailing father. Drawn to Holli's fire and mystery, Isaac is unsure even his love of adventure can stand up to her constant roller coaster life, especially after her world crashes.
Shadows of Blues & Echoes
Series: Artists & Cottages. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Gillian Hart is a small-time reporter battling near-crippling depression while trying to make a name for herself. Hank Dennison is a former CEO who chucks it all to retreat to a mountain cabin as he battles health issues. It takes crashing into each other to realize their separate goal attempts may not be the right goals. An Artists & Cottages novel.
Shadows of Greens & Memories
Series: Artists & Cottages. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Francis Barrett returns to her hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa to take care of the family belongings. Haunted by memories of her father's dementia, Fran uses the garden and oil paints to unwind. Old flame George F. McKenry, now divorced with four kids, shows interest in remedying their past and starting again, despite Fran's reserve. What she finds in her father's greenhouse leaves her reeling.
Pieces of Light
Series: Dancers & Lighthouses. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,460. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Cape Cod grade school teacher. An Irish ballroom teacher visiting for the summer. A little girl who needs a lot of guidance and understanding. On the shores of Provincetown, Massachusetts, three independent spirits are brought together by unpredictable tides of rapid change. (Full novel version. 2018)
Shadowed Lights - mild version
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,890. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Series: Dancers & Lighthouses. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 110,650. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Series: Dancers & Lighthouses. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,290. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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An injured ballerina turned exotic dancer. A scarred farmer hiding behind a swordsman disguise. Folly Beach and Charleston, South Carolina. A sensual psychological romance. (Second edition ©2018)

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