Today I welcome Elle Linder, author of the Faithful Falls series to The FlipSide to answer a few questions about life and writing. Hi Elle, tell me: where are you from?
I was born and raised in California among the dairies and orchards of the Central Valley. It was a great place to be a kid with beaches and mountains all within two hours of my home. Though I didn’t live in Southern California, I had relatives there and visited the area frequently.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I like to jam to music while drinking wine or spend a weekend binge reading or watching a favorite TV show like Arrow or Lucifer.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I think my novella, Redemptive Love, would be an excellent movie! It’s a gritty, second-chance romance about inherited double-standards. Joseph and Kate are both Latinos who grew up in families where boys and girls were treated differently. They were high school sweethearts who broke up after a betrayal. Ten years later their paths cross again, and they attempt to reconnect. When ugly truths from their past are uncovered, the only way they’ll get a second chance at love is if they can forgive each other.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I received an honorable mention for short story that I submitted for a Writer’s Digest contest a couple years ago (2017, I think). It was a validating and proud moment for me. At that moment, I really felt like I accomplished something as a writer and that this could really go somewhere.
Faithful Falls Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Luke Hamill: Before Faithful Falls
Semper Fi and honor above all else
Luke Hamill, staunch in his convictions, is a family man who will go to any length to preserve his marriage, even leave his beloved Marines. After his final tour of duty, his life is upended by the two people he trusted most. Now, a new course is set, one that takes him to Faithful Falls, Idaho.
In this prequel to Stay With Me, Julia, discover what drove Luke to leave all that he knows, and discover Faithful Falls. Even though the road ahead is bumpy, it leads Luke to abundant love and a strong community beyond the horizon. Meet some friendly, unique locals and get comfy in the little tourist town, where those destined to together prove love is stronger than any obstacles life throws their way.
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Stay With Me, Julia
Faithful Falls Book 1
She is only to be in Idaho for three months.
Her task is simple: run the lakeside resort in her aunt’s absence and return to her life in Los Angeles.
Easy. Or maybe not.
Ruggedly handsome Luke Hamill—Brook Trout Resort’s grounds manager—instantly piques her interest. A former Marine and divorced father of two, Luke introduces Julia to small town living and a passionate love like she’s never known. The mountain man is the total package: tender, strong, sexy, and honorable. He could be everything Julia wants… except for his problematic and meddling ex-wife.
Julia is smart, sensible, and irresistible, and she immediately captures Luke’s heart with her playful tenderness and saucy independence. Now he can’t imagine his life without her.
As Julia’s departure nears, Luke’s mission is clear: show her their love can conquer anything life throws their way.
Can Julia embrace her feelings for Luke, and will they be enough to keep her in Faithful Falls? Or will the challenges of a blended family make her abandon it all and head back to Southern California?
Stay With Me, Julia, is the first book in the Faithful Falls series, where those destined to be together prove love is stronger than the obstacles threatening to tear them apart.
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Love Me, Lauren
Faithful Falls Book 2
She wants more than a one-night stand.
Lauren, a fiercely independent woman, is afraid to commit. Still, she secretly desires to fall in love.
Could it be that simple?
Enter Rick, ex-Marine and single dad, who is looking for a fresh start in Faithful Falls. He has big plans to open a brewery, and no time for love. When he crosses paths with Lauren, her formidable lure is irritating yet irresistible, and sparks fly.
Unexpectedly, Lauren is rattled when her past collides with her present, exposing her fears and insecurities. Once the truth is revealed, it may destroy Rick’s plans, her dreams, and their future.
Can they find the courage to face down Lauren’s demons together and ignite the fire and passion that leads them to their HEA?
Love Me, Lauren is the second book in the Faithful Falls series. Reconnect with Luke and Julia and the quirky characters of this little Idaho tourist town.
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About the Author: Elle lives in NW Minnesota (or the Frozen Tundra, as she likes to call it) with her family. She has lived in all four corners of the U.S., and as a native California country girl, her heart yearns for the Pacific Coast. The One That Matters is Elle’s first novel.
Elle is currently wrapping up several novels in the Faithful Falls series, which include:
Love Me, Lauren
Trust Me, Tiffani
Choose Me, Erika
Forgive Me, Kandace
To find out more about Elle’s published books, future books, biography, and other information, visit her website and be sure to sign up for her newsletter while your there to stay up to date on her book releases and to participate in special promotions and giveaways.
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