Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Fresh from the Press: "Vampire Legacy" by Ella J. Phoenix wins distinguished prize.

Author of paranormal romance novels from Australia has two of her novels recognized by well-regarded industry bodies in the United States. 
Sydney, Australia - January, 27, 2016.

In January 2016, Ella J. Phoenix, author of paranormal romance novels, had two of her novels recognized by well-regarded industry bodies.

Vampire Legacy”, the forth book of her Dragon Heat Series, won third place “Best Vampire Paranormal Romance Novel” in the renowned “PRG Reviewer's Choice Awards” of 2015, produced by the Paranormal Romance Guild. The guild’s review team chose Ms. Phoenix’s novel amongst five hundred books reviewed last year. In addition, the entire “Dragon Heat Series” also won third place “Best Shifter Paranormal Romance Series” of 2015.

“I am really excited about these awards,” said Ms. Phoenix, “not only because they are produced by a serious team of reviewers but also because the second round of voting involves readers. So it’s truly great to be recognized by both groups this way.”

This is not the first time Ms. Phoenix received such recognition by the guild and her fans. In 2013, her first novel, “Dragon Heat - Book 1”, won third place in the coveted “Best Vampire Paranormal Romance Novel” category, and in 2014 the third novel in the series, “Wolf Hunger”, was the runner up in the “Best Paranormal Romance Novel - Shifter Category”.

The Paranormal Romance Guild is not the only industry group that recognized Ms. Phoenix for her quality work and craftsmanship for story-telling. Last Sunday, January 24, BookWorks, an association for self-publishing authors, chose “Dragon Heat - Book 1” Book of the Week.

“The BookWorks team enjoys discovering the many excellent books written by our members and keeps an eye out for those that are especially attention-worthy,” explained Christi Love, Creative Director/Special Projects Manager on an email to Ms. Phoenix. The author confirmed she felt extremely honored by the new accolade especially because according to BookWork’s email, her novel was selected from hundreds of submitted titles.

For the Paranormal Romance Guild reviews on Ella J. Phoenix’s “Vampire Legacy” and other novels, click here.

For Ella J. Phoenix's list of paranormal romances, go to Her novels are available on, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Smashwords and AllRomanceEbooks.

For Media Inquiries or Distribution Opportunities, please contact Ms. Phoenix directly at

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Thanks for stopping by. 
Balancing life between working at a demanding full time job, living with a loving husband and feeding my obsession for paranormal novels is not easy. That's why I don't post here very often. I do apologize for that. 
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In a world where humans are unaware that magical beings live among them, Zoricah, the draconian demigoddess, has limited time to uncover a series of killings before one of her own meets the same fate. Determined not to let that happen, she has no other choice but to ask for the help of her race’s ultimate enemies – the Vampires.

Tardieh, the Vampire King, has long learnt not to trust the Dragons but when the flames of passion ignite between him and Zoricah, he finds himself torn between overwhelming sexual heat and his centuries-old distrust.

Together they have to overcome their own prejudices before it’s too late for their races and their love

***Warning: this novel contains hot, steamy, descriptive sexual scenes. Enjoy.***

"This book was fantastic. The romance was steamy, the story was gripping, and the whole thing was bursting at the seams with creativity." 5 STARS

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VAMPIRE THIRST (Book 2 of the Dragon Heat series)
Sometimes life takes you down a completely different path from the one you had originally planned.
After successfully rescuing the daughter of a draconian senator and other innocent women from a vampire psychopath, Sam and fellow warriors, Zoricah and Yara, have to trade sunny New York for gloomy London. Time is running out on their unfinished mission. More innocent people will die if they don’t catch the person behind the attacks in New York. But something is making Sam lose control of her powers. Something or someone. Ever since her first - and quite heated - encounter with Hikuro, her energies had gone haywire. The vampire king’s second in command affected her in a way no one had ever before. Her torment, however, is bound to get worse, with Hikuro’s unexpected arrival in London.
Ever since she set foot on vampire territory, Sam had turned Hikuro’s carefully controlled life upside down. He doesn’t trust her, but some strange force pulled him toward her; an inexplicable attraction that defies centuries of training. But if Hikuro is to keep his king safe, he must keep a close eye on Sam, even if he loses his sanity and his heart in the process.

***Warning: this novel contains hot, steamy, descriptive sexual scenes. Enjoy.***

"Phoenix does it again! (...) From the first page, I was pulled into the story and happily held captive until the end! The writing style is both engaging and entertaining. As with the first novel, the romantic scenes were in depth and extremely heated." 5 STARS

"An amazing addition to the Dragon Heat series! (...) There is so much to love about this book. The characters are interesting, the story is well written and the sex is amazing." 4 STARS

"Great action enhances the stories and makes for a supremely enjoyable read. Just make sure have some privacy when you read it, your're gonna need it. Can not wait for the next installment!!!!" 4 STARS 

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WOLF HUNGER (Book 3 of the Dragon Heat series)
When the last box of deadly bullets is stolen, the hunt is on and the Vampire King’s band of fighters is set for the challenge of recovering it. But Yara, the shifter-witch, has other problems to face. She must help her leader to overcome the strange illness that has befallen her before it’s too late. For that, she must go back to the only place she swore never to return – her home land.

Rafe is a typical lone wolf who spends his nights earning his bucks in the fighting ring. When he was offered a pardon for his debts in exchange for the Vampire King’s head, he didn’t even blink, thinking it would be a hard mission but not impossible. He just wasn’t expecting the saucy shifter-witch to cross his path and ruin his plans. Now, he can’t get her out of his mind and the clock is ticking for him to make good on his word.

This is the third novel of the Dragon Heat series – a paranormal lover’s delight with vampires, shifters, dragons, witches and much more.

***Warning: this novel contains hot, steamy, descriptive sexual scenes. Enjoy.***

"If it's got Ella J Phoenix on the cover, I'll happily dive in. I love the characters and the story and that dash of spice." 5 STARS

"Yara is a Brazilian witch who’s been cursed to share her body with a black panther. She’s feisty, wicked and strong willed - the perfect match for the big bad wolf, Rafe. But destiny doesn’t make it easy for them to accept that. We witness them fall in love with the same intensity of a car crash. It’s great." 5 STARS

"I was totally caught up in the story from the very first book and I actually enjoyed this one a little more than I did the others, it introduces us to new characters and adds to the complexity of what’s happening in this war that rages around them, but all the characters from the previous stories still play their parts as well. I can’t wait to read the next one especially as the author loves to leave little teasing clues that really arouse my curiosity." 4.5 STARS 

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Since she was a child, Chloe has endured horrible nightmares about a Native American prince living in a time long forgotten. When she finds a stone that matches the one in her dreams, she accidentally unlocks immense powers she can’t control. Fueled by memories of someone else’s past, she sets off on a wild quest for the stone’s birth place, hoping to also find answers to her foreboding dreams.
On the outside, Mason Green seems like a hard working, self-made millionaire, with too busy a life for romance. Very few people know the real reason for his self-imposed seclusion. It’s safer that way. But when a sexy historian with a powerful stone crosses his path, he’s forced to get out of hiding and face the ghosts of his past, before it’s too late. 

"I would recommend this book if you like a good mystery paranormal romance story. I think you will enjoy it. I know I most certainly did." 4 STARS

"I recommend Manataka by Ella J Phoenix to anyone who enjoys the unusual, be it paranormal, historical, or folklore. (...) A quick read that will spur your imagination and have you asking for more." 4 STARS

"This book was an incredible read. It was so different from the usual paranormal romances that I usually tend to read and perhaps because of that I enjoyed this novel tremendously." 4 STARS

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Friday, 27 January 2012

Hi, welcome to my blog. Here’s a little bit about myself.

I discovered I was additcted to the paranormal when I was quite young - I blame it on the super heroes. Damn you, Wonder Woman! That passion led me to a number of amateur theatre productions in my home town, then ultimately to a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts. 
It wasn't very cool to spend five years working my ass off for no money. But, I have to say, it was then that I made my first attempts into the literary world. The first ones were writing children’s plays for my family’s language school. After a couple of blunders, I decided to translate Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream into a dancing and kicking play. It was so much fun that after that, let’s just say that I caught the bug.
But it was really my mother who brought me into writing. I call her “my catalyst” – she’s always been the one who I went to for advice on my acting career, my travel adventures, my love life… And she was always the one to say, “Go for it!”
So, I did. I travelled around the world, lived in several different continents, met several great people and had not-so-great lovers.  In one of my “go for it” adventures, I met my husband. And then my life really changed. I’m not saying that my marriage is perfect. No, I wouldn’t lie to you like that, now, would I?
In the beginning it was fantastic. We were in love and living together after two weeks into our relationship. But as we all know - passion has a very bright but short blaze. After a few years, I found myself still loving him, but not wanting him as much as I used to. Around that time I started devouring at least two erotica romances per month.  And, what do you know - my marriage went back in full swing again. Of course that I was fantasizing about the vampires and werewolves I read in the books, but did it really matter? What’s the difference between doing that and buying naughty-nun-and-priest outfits? It’s all about using your imagination to bring the spark back to your love life, isn’t it?   
A few months later, I started a project with my mom – did I mention she’s a fantastic writer? Yep, she is, but life wasn’t very kind to her, and after a handful of really nice books, she threw in the towel. So I made a commitment to myself to get her to write again. While working with her, I came across a few literary agents that were actively looking for new paranormal romances. But when I suggested it to my mother, she came back with – “Why don’t you write it?”
That made me stop and I asked myself, “Yeah, why don’t I write it?”
It wasn’t easy but after years travelling around the world, translating other people’s work and devouring paranormal romances, I finally took the courage to put my passion into words and start my first novel, Dragon Heat – Book One. In less than two days I finished the full synopsis of Book One and the first thoughts for two and three. 
Now, I am developing a new series, dedicated to one of my favorite characters I created in Dragon Heat but unfortunately could not give him the attention he deserved. My mom is now back writing and working on her new novel. And my marriage is still going very very well - thank you very much.
I hope you enjoy your read and that my book inspires you to get out there and dare, the same way the novels I read inspired me.

By Apa DobrĂ½, go for it!