Spotlight on In Love By Design + Excerpt + Contest!

In Love by Design Blog Tour Banner I adore Tracy Ellen. I have a mad girl crush on her. She’s visited Tartlandia before and introduced me to her girl Anabel Axelrod. And well… I might love Anabel more than her. 😉

I love Tracy’s writing style. The snark, the madcap loony-ness, the heart, the heat and especially Anabel… though I wouldn’t toss Luke outa bed if she got tired of him. 😛 Click HERE for my review of book one, A Date With Fate and HERE for my review of the newest adventure, In Love By Design. ( I need to get around to writing my review for book two Courted By Karma!)
Soooo Meet Anabel and enter Tracy’s most excellent blog tour giveaway ($200 prize + more!) Oh! A Date With Fate is on sale for 99¢ till 9/27
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In Love by Design (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, Volume 3)In Love By Design

The Adventure’s of Anabel Axelrod #3

Release date: September 12th, 2013 |
Publisher: CreateSpace  |
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tracy Ellen (Author)
ISBN-13: 9781492368755  |
Format: Print and eBook


Anabel Axelrod returns…
…and she’s madly in love with Luke Drake!

The sexy, blonde bookstore owner with a sassy attitude and a brain that never stops doesn’t get to prove what a fabulous girlfriend she’ll make for even one day before Luke disappears out of town…

…and the troubles begin!

Instead of getting to enjoy being a girl passionately in love, Anabel’s shiny new feelings and trust in her boyfriend are immediately put to the test.

Who is the powerful and charismatic Luke Drake? What are his dark secrets? Does he really love Anabel, or has he been coldly manipulating her feelings to further an intricate design of diabolical revenge that has been in the making for years?

In this third volume of the series, we find the confident Anabel desperately beginning to wonder if she’s wrong to believe in her incredibly hot, yet very tricky boyfriend.

Or is this one fairy tale where love cannot conquer all?

Author’s note: Please read the three books in this series; A Date with Fate, Courted by Karma, and In Love by Design sequentially for the most pleasurable reading experience.

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♥ Excerpt ♥

In Love By Design

By Tracy Ellen


When I raise my eyes, bold challenge is written all over Luke’s face and it matches the sexual certainty in his voice. Throw a Morion helmet on his arrogant head and he could be a Spanish Conquistador beholding a troublesome Inca maiden not falling on her back quick enough to suit him.

He said, “You will soon be begging me to make all your dreams come true.”

The connotation of the word arrogant is most commonly paired in conjunction with a person not having the skills or confidence to back up their claims. Where Luke is concerned, his arrogance is a forceful reminder that I’m the one lying here with the panties of my teddy ripped apart by his hands and screaming my orgasm to the skies in less than thirty seconds. But that’s okay that El Drake has me confused with a conquered Inca maiden. I think he’ll find that I’m much more of the Viking shield-maiden type when it comes to challenges, so I only flash him a flirty sideways glance and a sweep of my lashes in response.

2013 © Tracy Ellen


More Tracy:

When I was eleven, I got about $100 bucks in cash between my birthday and Christmas presents. This was BIG money back then. I spent every red cent of it on five pair of darling shoes and a couple of heaving bosom/ manly muscle romance novels. For all of my life, I’ve always had a thing for shoes that make me say “Oh, yum”, and a thing for reading books with plots centered around dangerously smart men and sassy, intelligent women. It’s not an exaggeration to say I’ve avidly read everything I could get my hands on to find these jewels.

One day this past year or so, I realized that I spend more money on books now than I do on shoes–and I was stunned. Should I be ashamed of this fact or proud? Then an even stranger thing happened. It was like a switch turned off/on inside me. All of a sudden instead of wanting to read about romance, I wanted to write my own stories about the building sexual attraction between a confident woman and a mysterious man.

So began my budding writing career. Then I made another happy discovery; I absolutely love writing! Since then, I’ve become a writing fiend. My self-published books include A Date with Fate and Courted by Karma in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod series. I’m releasing the third book in this series, In Love by Design, in September 2013.

For those of you who may want to know some pertinent facts:

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Don’t worry–I still adore yummy shoes and always will, even when I have one foot in the grave. Also, I was born in Indiana, the third out of five hellions. (My mother wanted to go to work every day.) I’ve always lived in the Midwest, except for six steamy months in Florida when I was nineteen. Currently, I reside in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota with my family. The college town of Northfield featured in Anabel’s Adventures is just down the road a jaunt.

I love, love, love connecting with readers. Comments, posts, reviews (please), and emails (especially) are always welcome. Follow my blog (although, it’s boring cuz I’d rather write books than write posts in my blog) or like me on Facebook to be aware of events, giveaways, new books I’m publishing, or a rare posting of something that strikes my funny bone. (Hmm, for a woman who loves to connect, I’m actually quite unsociable in the social media forum…)

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Runner up:    $100 Amazon Gift Card

autographed trade paperback sets of the three book series  (US/CA)

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One Reply to “Spotlight on In Love By Design + Excerpt + Contest!”

  1. Hello Kat!

    Thank you so much for participating in my first Blog Tour. Your review of “In Love by Design” was a great way to finish! My best regards to everyone in Tartlandia,

    Tracy Ellen
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