Sunday, October 27, 2019

Keyed Up

With: Ellie Rice

Congratulations to "Elizabeth H.", the winner in Ellie's giveaway. Please contact JUST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE to claim your prize!

I am over the moon excited to share my newest release, Keyed Up. This book was such a labor of love. After my debut, I knew one of the secondary characters needed her own story. She’s odd, quirky, tons of fun, and uses some of the weirdest words and phrases.

The story is told in dual point of view. I love writing like this because I love knowing and showing the reader what each character is thinking and why they are the way they are. My characters have demons they battle. The stress of real life becomes trying and they just want a release.

Ang has the best job and she’s damn good at it. Her past trauma has made her avoid any type of serious relationship and she’s content being alone. Being alone and being lonely are not even remotely the same thing. She’s happy being alone. She has no one to answer to or cater to their needs. Just her and her cat. They make a great pair.

Micah had a rough childhood. Domestic abuse marred his young life and makes him leary of entering into anything long-term. He doesn’t have time to even consider having a serious relationship. With one hugely successful motorcycle customization shop running like clockwork and a second location in the works, he has his hands full. He doesn’t have any time for himself, let alone another person.

Sparks fly when these two meet for a mutual friend’s destination wedding vacation. They allow themselves to indulge in their basest needs, fully prepared to part ways at the end of the week and never see each other again. But as they learn, fate is a cruel b!t*h on her period.

Add in a blizzard, an ex-boyfriend/psychopath, and a surprise no one saw coming and life gets pretty damn complicated. Everything around them screams “stay away.”

Will they listen or give fate the big middle finger?

These characters are just so much fun! I can’t wait to share their zaniness with the world.


I'm a smart-ass with a foul mouth and I don't take any sh--stuff from anyone. I've been through some things that not even my BFF knows about. So, I have only one thing I want from a man, and it isn't his bank account. Hell, it's not even his personality. Appendages are all I need. That's why I hate Micah. He had to go being all NICE. But our time is short. Once we leave Key West, everything stops. It's for the best. It's what we both want.
Or is it?

I've got no time for women. They require too much attention and if I'm going to build one of the premier bike shops in Manhattan, I can't afford to waste time with dating. I have goals. That's why I hate Ang. She's infuriating, sexy, and complicated. All the things I cannot deal with right now. While we're in Key West, I'll indulge. Once we leave Key West, everything stops. That's what I want.


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Ellie is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card + the first book in the series (ebook) to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

Author Ellie Rice:

Ellie is a wife and mother of three boys. She has a voracious appetite for reading; it's about as large as her love of music. Ellie is fluent in sarcasm, song lyrics, and movie quotes. Chances are, anything you say will remind her of a song or movie and she will quote it to you. Her debut romance novel released May 2018, after years of hard work. Look for more titles coming soon.


  1. Interesting story - thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing and congratulations for the book release

  3. I can definitely relate. I too am fluent in sarcasm (much to the dismay of some, I bet) and enjoy offering lines of songs when people say things that remind me of them.
    I also have qualities (for lack of a better word) similar to this heroine, as I too can be a smart-a** with a foul mouth (without the attitude, though) and (since about 45 years of age) no longer take sh** from anyone. Life's too short.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love books with dual points of view! The book sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Congrats on your release!

  5. Love the cover and the guy on the cover is very handsome, too :)

  6. This premise definitely sounds intriguing! Thanks for the intro, Ellie!


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