Author Spotlight-Emily Eck

Emily Eck invites you to celebrate the release of Melted & Shattered (L&J #2) with an awesome giveaway and a free download of J Speaks (L&J #1.5)

Melted & Shattered (L & J #2)
By: Emily Eck
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Romance/Trilogy
Cover Designer: Melody Simmons


Elle was never broken.
She wasn’t shattered.
And she sure as hell never needed to be saved.
That is,
until she found out what the aftermath of love was capable of causing.

Doing her best to stay afloat amidst the sh!t storm that has become her life, Elle is hanging on by a thread. Between worrying about Fernie’s precarious future, an incident with a Shemar Moore look-alike gone terribly wrong, and an inability to let go of her feelings for J, Elle just can’t seem to get her head straight.

Deciding a change of atmosphere is what she needs, Elle heads to Mexico to study abroad for a semester.

She has no idea that she is walking into an even worse storm.

One that involves a pissed off MC President, a ruthless drug cartel, and a man willing to die to have her light.

***This is the 2nd book in the series L&J – cannot be read as a stand-alone***

Purchase Links

Melted & Shattered (L&J #2)

J Speaks (L&J #1.5)

Steel & Ice (L&J #1)


“I came here, baby, to tell you I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.”
He inhaled sharply, but said in an even voice. “And I can’t lose you before the greatest fight I will ever wage.”

Redemption. Could I absolve him? I lay in a hospital bed for two weeks. All of it at his hands. I’d been marred, though the scar on my skin was not the worst damage. It was a reminder of the scar I’d carried inside. Could he erase that scar? Could he heal a wound one could not see?

There was silence, deafening silence. I tried to keep it together. I used every ounce of energy I had to keep the fire at a low flame, but it blazed through me. He would’ve shot my kid, and I couldn’t let that happen. These kids, they’d become my lifeline. My light.

“Without those kids, I’m just as dark as you.” I said emotionlessly, empty. These last few weeks of pretending during the day, only to come home and sob until sleep graced me was maddening. “I’ve
got nothing left to give you, J. Nothing.”

 I hung my head, losing the fight with the tears that had been threatening to erupt since J arrived. “I can’t be your light, when I have none.”

We lay on the floor, two damaged bodies searching for the light. J pulled my head into his hands, bringing us face to face. I could feel his breath against my lips. “You were a comet that bust into my life out of no where” he whispered. “I begged for you. On my knees in the dirt, I groveled to the sky to bring me light. And there you were, at Eight Oh Eight, staring up at me, even though I knew you couldn’t see through the window. I saw you, though. Elle, I saw you long before you saw me.”

“How could I love a killer?”

“How much pain was worth loving this man?

“Please, baby. Please. I need you. I love you. I can’t go into this without knowing you’ll be here when I return.” 
“I’m not sure what to say. I want to tell you I’ll wait. That I’ll be here, waiting like a good girl for you. I want to because I love you. Fuck, I love you.” I turned, finally ready to look him in the eye. “I don’t know where I’ll be. I can’t tell you that. But I can tell you that I love the fuck out of you, and no matter how much I try to stop,” I paused. Fuck this mother fucker. Fuck! God, why was he doing this to me? Angry tears, sad tears, hopeless tears, tears filled with longing fell from my eyes. J caught then with his thumb, but there were too many. They ran over his fingers like a waterfall.

“Fuck, J. I don’t want you to die.”
He pulled me to him, and I inhaled his scent. I’d never be able to smell Acqua di mother fucking Gio again and not think of him. Today it was mixed with the smell of exhaust, like he’d been riding around all night. For what felt like the gazillionth time, I crumbled into his arms. How did two times come to be a number exponentially higher?

“I don’t want to die, baby. I want to fall asleep next to you. I want to wake up next to you.
I’m fighting this war for you. To be with you.”

Author Bio

Emily is a Midwestern Gal, but could be anywhere as you read this. She gypsy’s the country, as well as south of the border. Adventure feeds her soul, and offers great writing material.

She loves kids and working with kids, but can only handle caring for four-legged furry friends. A crazy dog and laid back cat have trained her to be their partner in life.

Vices include Swedish Fish, ignoring chores in favor of reading, and caring too much for people in her life. She chose to write this bio in third person as she is an Aries, and found writing in first person ended up with her writing an excessively long life story.

Aries like to talk about themselves. It is something Emily is working on being more mindful of.


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Cover Reveal-Project Genesis

I have the cover back and it’s another thing of beauty from the awesome Viola at estrellacoverart. I’m really excited about her look for Vincent Michaels. It’s exactly what I had in mind :)

Project Genesis

I’m still working on the blurb and should have that up on my book list section next week at the latest.


Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary

It’s official. Today is one year to the date of my very first blog post. One whole year has gone by and I’m on my 3rd book. There are too many people to thank that I’ve met during the year but I hope they all know how much I appreciate them for all their help to my endless questions. And plenty more. If you get the opportunity check out my Writing Resources. The blog groups are amazing and gives the perfect chance to motivate and be motivated by other authors published and soon to be published.

Sneak Peek-Project Genesis

Just a little sample (unedited) from Project Genesis. Hopefully it won’t end up on the editor’s floor. LOL. To give a little set up, our hero Vincent Michaels aka Vin is fending off an attack from the aliens who are invading Earth.


     His first face to face with the Rekabians and Vin summarized it in a few words. Ugly and fast as f*. The huge suckers just kept coming. Vin fired shot after shot at the torso hoping to hit something vital. Aiming at the head did nothing but jar the Rekabian. Vin separated from his team shortening the distance. His men took cover behind a red SUV laying fire over the hood.
The Rekabian on his right raised its weapon. Seconds later, laser fire dug chunks from the blacktop spewing a geyser of gravel and dust. Rock’s modified G32 blasted away behind him.

     Undeterred, it approached slowly on legs with backward knee joints. The large beak like mouth moved up and down making a harsh squealing noise followed by several rapid clicks.

     “No clue what you’re saying, bastard.” Vin raised his G32 high and aimed at the alien’s green plated chest.
The creature charged and Vin pulled the trigger. His weapon whirled then clicked. Nothing happened. Holy f*! Backing up slowly, Vin pulled the trigger again and again as the distance narrowed between him and enemy number one.

     Rock raised his weapon without hesitation. Fire danced across the Rekabian’s torso. One long roar escaped and it collapsed on itself filling the air with its putrid smell.

     Vin let out a breath and slapped his palm against his helmet release. When the visor rose, he eyed Rock. “You added a flame thrower capability?”

His man shrugged his shoulders. “It seemed a good idea at the time.”

     “Shit,” Bransen cursed and then snickered.

Snow?? Really

I wanted to have a nice blog about spring and the Easter holiday. I thought I’d share pics of bunnies and maybe baskets filled with eggs. Instead, my husband and I wake up to the below. How is it possible to have a coating of snow 5 days before Easter? It boggles my mind. Then I read on the internet that another state was hit with a snow storm on Monday that shut down there 311 response system. :(  Doesn’t sound very spring like for sure!

snow pic

Fingers crossed that old man winter goes away. If anyone ants to send me spring like pictures of flowers and bright green grass, feel free :) I could use the pick me up.




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