Elana writes a variety of contemporary romance, from YA to paranormal to straight-up beach reads.
YA Contemporary Romance
A YA contemporary romance in verse
The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months. But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long.
Something About Love
High school senior Olivia Winging gave up her love of photography when she gave up her boyfriend, Trevor Youngblood. She broke things off with Trevor because her mom married his dad, and dating your step-brother? Creepy. When she gets nominated for the Junior Photography in Excellence award, Trevor insists she enter. She agrees—only if every photo in the portfolio can be of him. As Livvy gets behind the lens of her camera again, her love of photography is rekindled. Unfortunately, the time she spends with Trevor also re-ignites the old flame for him she’s kept smothered for so long.
"The taut poetry keeps tension high. The plot is deftly paced, as past intrudes on present, like a photograph emerging in developing fluid."
- San Francisco Book Review
Novellas in Romance Anthologies
Find haunted romance novellas in All Hallows' Eve and Under Your Spell, and a fun beach read in Open for Love (originally published in the Sand & Kisses anthology).
Redwood Bay Romance series
Until Summer Ends
Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.
When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can't get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she's falling in love with and the business she's fought so hard to build.
Until Winter Breaks
Coming March 14, 2017!
Jared Newton can't believe he's returning to Redwood Bay, the town he escaped when he was only sixteen years old. But he's back, because he lost his job in Denver - and lost his heart to his ex-girlfriend - and he's looking to start fresh.
Too bad starting fresh doesn't include being spied on and reported to the Sheriff for surfing during a storm. His annoying neighbor, Millie Larson, does both of those, and if she wasn't so beautiful and fragile, Jared might just look the other way.
Jared is drawn to Millie and the attraction between them is hot and instant. Sure, she might rub him the wrong way sometimes, but he actually likes it. And he definitely gets her riled up in the best way possible. But Jared knows she's hiding something, and Millie's not sure about getting involved with the returned bad boy who rode into town on a motorcycle.
Can Jared and Millie navigate the obstacles between them to find a new happily-ever-after?