Wednesday, July 11, 2012



She'd been his wife for barely a day and now FBI agent Tuck Thunder Horse was responsible for identifying her body.

So he was more than shocked when Julia Anderson turned up very much alive—and on the run. Julia confessed to witnessing a murder and now needs Tuck to help her stay alive…and protect the baby he hadn't known she'd had.

Julia and Tuck's marriage might not have lasted, but there was no time for recriminations with a killer on their trail. As Tuck struggles to put their painful past behind them, he can't help but find himself overwhelmed by his love for his little daughter…and his still-burning passion for Julia. Unable to trust anyone but each other, they know working together is the only way to safeguard their child. Could their one-day marriage turn into a lifelong adventure?

Related Books in Series: Hostage to Thunder Horse & Thunder Horse Redemption
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  • published 22 books with Harlequin with another 7 in the works.
  • as Myla Jackson, she's published another 42 stories.
  • began writing in  2000 with her sister Delilah Devlin
  • hometown or favorite city: Northwest Arkansas
  • ice cream or cake? definitely ice cream - Rocky Road to be exact. It's sweet, cool heaven!
  • hiking or biking? Biking! Spent some time biking in Whistler BC this summer, caught a couple of bears doing it in the woods. LOL.
Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
ELLE: My father is the hero in my life. He was one of 19 children, raised dirt-poor on a cotton farm in south Arkansas. He joined the military and served during the Vietnam War, risking his life and sacrificing time with his family to serve a greater cause. He built a life for himself and his family working hard all his life so that we would not suffer. He's a wonderful man and I'm very proud of to call him Dad.

What or who inspired the hero for THUNDER HORSE HERITAGE?
ELLE: I wanted a man who loved his family and would do anything for them, including his newly discovered baby daughter. I loved seeing his shock and the growth of his for the child he and her mother whom he'd loved on first sight.

Is there a hero you’re just dying to write about for Intrigue? 
ELLE: I haven't contracted for the last of the Thunder Horse Brothers, Dante. He's the darkest of the brothers and needs his own story. I hope to write that for 2014.

What’s your favorite way you’ve killed someone (in your books of course)?
ELLE: I blew up my hero in an explosion in a foreign embassy. Of course it just looked like he died in the explosion. But he'd escaped to come back incognito to discover who was responsible. Don't you love it?

What’s your favorite thing about the Harlequin Party?
ELLE: The beautiful places they have it, dressing up and the people we get to visit and dance with. It's a magical night of fun and laughter and getting together with old friends. 

Where are some unusual places your characters have ‘made out’?
ELLE: In a closet, in caves, on horseback.

GOTTA ASK: If you had to choose a movie to describe THUNDER HORSE HERITAGE, which would it be?
ELLE’S GOTTA ANSWER:   That's a toughie. It might be like another 007 movie with a tough, but tender guy like Daniel Craig who looks more like a Lakota Indian.

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GLIAS interview and feature on DEADLY RECKONING

Harlequin Intrigue
October 2012

Harlequin Romantic Suspense
March 2012

I have a copy of Thunder Horse Heritage to one lucky winner. Will mail internationally.

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What big bad dilemma should Dante Thunder Horse have to overcome?


Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Hi Elle,

Love your books and Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream too. Dante Thunder Horse should overcome Dyslexia.

Elle James said...

Tammy, you're woman after my own heart. Although Dante is a helicopter pilot and probably had to read a lot to get his pilot's license. On a side note, my son is very Dyslexic and I know the challenges he has to face daily to compensate. Thanks for commenting!

Angi Morgan said...

Good Morning Elle and welcome back to GLIAS. Can't wait to read your series. My TBR pile is higher and higher.

LOL any good horrible things I could do to characters...well, better keep 'em for myself. >>>grin<<<


Ingeborg said...

Hi Elle, I enjoyed the interview and learning more about you.

JackieW said...

I enjoyed your message today. Would enjoy reading your book..please enter me to win it.

Meljprincess said...

Dante Thunder Horse should have to overcome a serial killer.

Hi Elle, I'm so glad you write about Native Americans in your INTRIGUES. I absolutely love both! Perhaps Adam Beach would be a good person to cast as Tuck if THUNDER HORSE HERITAGE was made into a movie? He's so cute! I'm still teaching myself Lakota and Cherokee. *smile* I read some interesting facts about you in this post. Things I did not know. Have a great day!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

bn100 said...

Nice interview. Maybe someone stole something from him?


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Loves 2 Read Romance - Laura said...

Hey Elle! Thanks for giving us a look at Thunder Horse Heritage. It sounds really good. As for what your next hero should over come that's a hard one. I like the idea of dyslexia or the serial killer. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Henderson said...

I look forward to reading Thunder Horse Heritage. I think he should have to overcome a loss of a friend, maybe in a war or police type conflict. That would lead to a lot of angst.

seriousreader at live dot com

marybelle said...

I'm one of 7 children & thought that was a big family.

I think that Dante Thunder Horse should have to overcome something from his family history & heritage.


Elle James said...

Wow, thanks all for giving me ideas on what Dante should have to overcome. I'm filing these in my notes for when I start on Dante's book. Thanks all.

Cheryl Wright said...

Maybe Dante finds out he's adopted after all these years.

Love the sounds of your book. Totally my cup of tea.

Laney4 said...

Horse rustlers/poisoning of animals? I don't know! I look forward to reading (rather than writing) - and I enjoy the variety of challenges that all the authors bring to the table, so to speak.

Ruth said...

Love your books Elle. Have also read a few of your Myla Jackson books. I love books with Native American heroes.

TAMMY said...

hi elle oh man i love your books thanks for this chance

Donnell said...

So late, welcome to Get Lost in a Story, Elle. Wow, you come from a big family. Must be fun at reunions. Congratulations on your success!

Tamsyn said...

The dilemma Dante Thunder Horse have to overcome is whether to put down roots or not, seeing as he has lost his loved ones before and not willing to take the chance again...? Thanks for making the giveaway international!


Angi Morgan said...


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