On their 20th wedding anniversary, authors JJ and TA Ellis are proud to present the cover for their upcoming novel The Heart of Alaska


Two couples, one unforgettable summer.

Charlotte and Ethan – Fate brought them together as children and phone calls and letters solidified their bond. When tragedy struck, they were torn apart until one fateful summer morning when they meet again. Will they be able to acknowledge the love that fate decreed, or will they let the opportunity of a lifetime slip through their fingers?

Francesca and Jackson – They met as children and became a couple as teens. At twenty she must let her one true love follow his conscience into war. Can their relationship stand the test of time and bring them to the happily ever after they’ve always dreamed of, or will their perfect world be shattered?

Join two amazing young couples as they learn to live, laugh and love while working at The Heart of Alaska Resort in the summer of ’69.

About the Authors

JJ Ellis is first and foremost a mom to five kids, four girls and one boy, ranging in age from 3-18. After that, she is a physically limited wife, blogger and now an author. She holds a degree in Communication Studies (Public Relations) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas but never thought she would choose writing as a career, especially at the age of 42. She once wanted to be a publicist in the entertainment industry, but never a writer. Then one day when she was in her mid thirties she was going through what can only be described as an early 'midlife crisis' and ideas just started to come to her and she felt compelled to write them down. She finished her first book relatively quickly, but life got in the way and it took her eight years to revisit it and then publish her first novel. She can honestly say that now she is finally right where she wants to be.

JJ has been married to her college sweetheart (and romance novel hero) for twenty years and they reside in Casper, WY with their kids and one crazy mutt named Kreuger. She enjoys reading, writing, blogging, computing, and graphic design. She will try anything that will allow her creativity to be released.


TA Ellis is married to best selling romance Author JJ Ellis and is the father to five kids, four girls and one boy, ranging in age from 3-18. He holds a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has been a member of both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. He flirted with the idea of writing for years, but he did not expect to be writing romance as Sci-fi/horror/fantasy are more to his liking. But as a sounding board for his wife, he realized he had some good ideas and the team of JJ & TA Ellis was born.

TA lives in Casper, WY with his wife and kids and one crazy mutt named Kreuger. He enjoys reading, video games and grilling. He is excited to embark on this romance journey...after all, he's been happily married for twenty years. 



And here is the cover to The Heart of Alaska 
(A Sunset Destiny Romance prequel) 



Cover Reveal of Black & White


Beth Huntley, photographer and devoted bachelorette, doesn’t believe in true love. Too much hurt and disappointment has left her hiding behind the camera. All she can see is a black and white world around her.

William Lorde, widower and father, was once an open and carefree man. The loss of his wife has left him wrapped up in the needs of his little girl. He can no longer see the colors of the world as he struggles each and every day.

What happens when these two similarly different people meet and help each other to step out of the world they’ve created for themselves? Will they find a love that helps them heal from the past, enjoy their present and create a beautiful future?

About Author

Traci Hayden is a forty-something mother of four beautiful girls and grandmother of one gorgeous little girl.

Being from Nova Scotia originally and now calling British Columbia home, Traci has traveled the country fueling her imagination from coast to coast for words that need to be put to paper.

Reading has always been a passion, but recently the obsession for writing has taken over. Traci loves all genres of writing, but currently is exploring the world of romance.

Traci’s life is shared with her partner of 16 years. He is her rock and constant support. She also shares her heart with two dogs and one cat.

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Love Rock Stars?
Last summer Lisa Gillis debuted her new series Six Silver Strings.

The G-Strings Set starring Jack Storm, rock star, and single mom Marissa Dupleux won us over with a sinfully sexy yet moody musician, and a slightly star-struck heroine. Throw in a couple of dogs, a precocious toddler, sizzling chemistry between Jack and Marissa, and this cast is not easy to leave behind.

This summer brings the D-String Set and a whole different decade for our rock star reading addiction.
Matt Loren and Jules Breaux grew up on opposite coasts. However, the first steamy meeting between the two, makes it more than obvious that six states wouldn't have kept these star-crossed lovers apart forever.

Jules, daughter of two jet-setting parents, is a rebel, and a borderline alcoholic in the opening chapters. Matt, who turns up in Los Angeles to meet his estranged father, is responsible in every way. The two are drawn together by their love for music, and talent for composing it. In the creation of a band, they become fast friends-and just as quickly become more. They hide their steamy affair for the sake of the band. At least, that's their excuse to each other and themselves. As the chapters move along, each have their own reasons for embracing a noncommittal relationship as tightly as they embrace one another when no one is looking.

This hot love affair, and the tension that comes with it, spans almost a decade during a time when saying "I'm sorry" wasn't as easy as having a cell phone at the fingertips and time when keeping tabs on an ex wasn't a social network page away.

The series released as a box set, which means hours of uninterrupted summer reading ahead.

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It is time to resume excerpts again. I hope you enjoy this one from Chapter 2. As always, this excerpt is unedited but will give you a good idea of what's to come for Charli, Ethan, Francesca, and Jackson! 

As Charli walked out of the women's bathroom, she took two steps forward and ran into a hard body. When she looked up at the man, who now had his large, strong hands wrapped around her upper arms, her heart skipped a beat. The most amazing green eyes stared back at her.

“Pardon me, ma’am," he said in a deep, booming voice that belied his tall lean appearance. “I’m so sorry.”

“No, no excuse me. It was totally my fault.”

“Have a nice day, miss,” he smiled, tipping his cowboy hat to give her a peek of the curly red hair beneath.

Her heart skipped another beat and her voice betrayed her. “You too,” she whispered breathlessly.

Wow, he was the most gorgeous man she had seen in a long, long time. He definitely wasn’t a mere stupid boy like the ones back home. Then, for the briefest of moments, her world tilted…Déjà vu was what her dad called it when that happened. Did she know this sexy stranger?

Shaking herself out of a lust induced fog, she started on her walk around the concourse. After about ten feet, she had the sudden urge to follow the red-haired man. There was just something about him…something amazing, something that took her breath away. It hit her for the first time that she could do what she wanted and nobody else would know. When he came out of the restroom, she turned and followed him.