Ear Candy – Booktrack and audio shorts


Hey guys!

I am so, so, SOOO excited to let you guys know about a really cool development with Threats of Sky and Sea today.

A few months ago, the folks over at Booktrack reached out to work with me and create a Booktrack for Threats. I looked into Booktrack and was really WOW-ed by what I learned.

A Booktrack is a movie-style soundtrack to coincide with text, complete with ambient sounds and dramatic scoring.

It’s a super immersive reading experience that puts a reader more fully into the text by utilizing another sense for the experience. I’ve been lucky enough to preview what they’ve put together for Threats of Sky and Sea and it’s incredible.

For a limited time, you can get the Threats of Sky and Sea Booktrack for just $1.99.

For anyone worried– that includes both the Threats text and the accompanying Booktrack. Hurry, because while the Threats Booktrack will continue to be available, it won’t remain at that price!

I hope you guys decide to check it out because– seriously, it’s just amazing. I am in awe of what their team put together.

You can read more about me gushing over the brilliance of Booktrack– as well as sharing my Threats of Sky and Sea playlist– over on their blog today!

And be sure to check out Booktrack’s app | website | Twitter to learn more!

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And more good stuff for your ears! The two prequel shorts currently released in my Threats of Sky and Sea series- Sisters of Wind and Flame and Defining Justice— are now available as (short) audiobooks!

If you’re new to Audible, you can make one of them your first listen for free! This, of course, also applies to Threats of Sky and Sea on Audible.

Get Sisters of Wind and Flame for free OR get Defining Justice for free. Bloggers and audiobook reviewers, feel free to reach out if you’d like to review the audiobooks!

Or, you can find them directly at retailers:

Sisters of Wind and Flame: Audible | Amazon | iTunes
Defining Justice: Audible | Amazon | iTunes

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Breathe In cover and blurb reveal!

Hey all!

Today, I’m excited to reveal the blurb and cover for my next Threats of Sky and Sea prequel short, which will be available December 29, 2015!

Every winter, the snow glitters like a pretty lie. The winter palace swarms with visiting nobles. And, Lady Corrine fights not to lose her breath.
Because whether he means to or not, Duke Ardin steals it away.

Available for pre-order exclusively on Kindle

Add it on Goodreads

And are you ready for the cover?



What do you think?

Now and Again release day

Now and Again paperbackIn 2010, I signed up for NaNoWriMo in an attempt to write my first novel, Now and Again.

It… went.

Basically, I was frustrated with my inability to do the story in my head justice. The plot was (at least, in my mind) sound, but my words were inadequate. Now and Again was trunked until I stumbled across it in the back of my closet around a year ago.

I’d thought often of that first attempt to write a book, usually cringing as I remembered feeling frustrated in front of a computer screen. Regretting that I couldn’t give Em and Cole the ending that they deserved or their introduction to the world.

Maybe it was the distance from the manuscript that I’d been able to gain with time, but I liked the book. Sure, it needed a complete rewrite, and several rounds of edits, but…

I began writing. Again.

…So here we are five years after the first draft. And I’m really, really happy that I took the time to make this into a book that I want to share. That I’m excited to be able to share.

Because not only was it was my first book, but Em, in particular, is special to me. Her fears may be the ones I’ve related to the most so far of any of my characters. (Love ya, Bree, but I have no evil kings to be afraid of.) Now and Again is unlike any of my other published works, but I hope that you enjoy it.

And I’m so glad that Em and Cole finally got their ending.

Now and Again is available now!

Kindle | Paperback | Nook |Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords


Now and Again – reveals galore!

Happy Monday, my friends!

I’ve been quiet on the blog– but I have a good excuse. I’ve been working my little butt off in order to get Now and Again ready for my readers by October and I’m pleased to say it’s nearly there! So, in this post, I’m not just revealing a release date. I’m also revealing the blurb. I’m revealing the trailer. And I’m revealing the cover!

Let’s get started.

First off, let’s have a blurb, shall we?

Unemployed. Broke. Maid of Honor.

All (unfortunately) words that describe Em Hayes.

Without any job leads in San Francisco, Em caves to her mother’s promise of free rent and returns home. Her best friend, Nikki, couldn’t be more thrilled. Em’s degree in Event Management is gathering dust, and what better way to put it to use than planning Nikki’s wedding?

There’s just one flaw in that plan: Cole Connors. The girls’ former roommate. And part of the reason Em hasn’t been back since college graduation.

Em’s never been able to forget Cole—or how close they were before she pushed him aside and ran for the hills. Cole’s never forgotten Em either— but in the past two years, she hasn’t given him much choice but to try.

And, according to Nikki, there’s no better pair to plan the wedding of her dreams.

Em’s usually good at squashing messy feelings, but being around Cole again brings them all rushing to the surface.

And this time, she’s not sure she wants to run.

You’ll be able to add Now and Again to your e-reader of choice on October 26, 2015. And you can add it on Goodreads now.

Paperbacks will also be available, but possibly at a later date– I will obviously keep you all apprised through this blog, my newsletter, and social media (linked in the blog’s sidebar).

And now, for the pretties! The trailer and the cover!


Riot of Storm and Smoke paperbacks now available!

So, the title of this post is definitely a spoiler, but GUESS WHAT CAME TODAY!

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THAT’S RIGHT, MY FRIENDS! We finally have paperbacks for Book #2!

You can find them unsigned and straight from the printer here.

Or you can order them signed from me here.

Excuse me now, while I stare at them lovingly for the rest of the week.

The Bowl Is Too Heavy

Ever since this video was introduced to me via another Kboards poster, I think about it a lot.

“It’s too heavy,” this little girl says.

She reminds me of myself when I struggle with a difficult scene or chapter.

“It’s too hard.”

“My words sound stilted.”

“This isn’t working.”

…It’s just too damn heavy.

To be honest, I’m not one of those people who can write every day and still wind up with a serviceable draft. Maybe that’s because I reread it with my own memories and emotions clouding it. Maybe I remember what a struggle the words were to write, and so I can’t separate what’s written from how I felt.

But this little girl and her bowl remind me of the importance to try– really try– anyway.

Because it is really easy to find excuses not to write. Excuses will always be there. And sometimes days come when I can’t put words down that I’m even remotely satisfied with. That’s okay.

At least I’ve tried to lift that heavy bowl.

A letter to Riot of Storm and Smoke on release day

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Happy book birthday, Riot of Storm and Smoke! 

Like your older sibling, Threats of Sky and Sea, I want to write you a letter on this, your release day. Like Threats, there were times I doubted we’d be able to get to this point. In writing you, there were often multiple steps back for every step forward.

But unlike with Threats, I always knew where you, Riot, would start and end. It was just all of the stuff in the middle that took me a while to figure out.

You were different and, like so many younger siblings, you struggled to define yourself. To stand apart from Threats of Sky and Sea. And boy, did you manage. To illustrate that point, I’ve pulled together a couple of small graphs for a few of these differences:Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 4.51.18 PM

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Love you, Riot. Mean it.

Your author,

Jennifer Ellision

Readers, you can now find Riot of Storm and Smoke on major e-tailers: 

Kindle | PaperbackiBooks | Kobo | NookSmashwords

Bloggers and booktubers, if you’d like a copy for review, you can request Riot on Netgalley, or e-mail me for an e-ARC.

And to celebrate release, I’ve discounted the other e-books in the series until August 20th!

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Sisters of Wind and Flame: Kindle
Defining Justice: Kindle
Threats of Sky and Sea:
Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Smashwords | iBooks