Today’s guest is Wendy Ely whose novel Confessions released yesterday. (And it has one of the most gorgeous covers I’ve seen in a while. Can you imagine that hung on your wall? It’s art all on its own.) Wendy  lives in Phoenix, Arizona with a son and a daughter. While she’s not writing, she’s playing with her kids or attending college.  

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Okay, so I admit for the first time online for everyone on the internet to see, I’m not a big fan of the holidays. Each one has a wonderful reason behind the special day but I’m not into the whole “going crazy because it’s Christmas” frame of mind. I don’t shop for Black Friday and  even though I have to, I don’t prefer to shop for anything at all (not even toilet paper!) during the last few months of the year because the crazy zany people out there.  Over the last several years I’ve let the kids put the tree up a few days before Christmas and then it comes down the day after. We don’t decorate the outside of the house at all. My kids say I have a ‘bah-humbug’ attitude toward the holidays.

Our traditions for Christmas has always been pizza on Christmas Eve and then taking a trip around the city for some Christmas lights. We also open our presents on that night so the kids can play with their new toys and the following day seems a bit less overwhelming. We decorate a gingerbread house every year as well. Christmas morning is filled with family and food.

This year seems to be different though. While I’ve always skipped the holiday section of the store, I’m drawn to it this year for some reason. I’ve stopped by the brightly colored aisles to gawk at the pretty ornaments every single time I’ve stepped foot into the store. I’m looking forward to Glendale Glitters light display and Christmas performances. Even holiday themed novels are grabbing at my attention. I think my ‘bah-humbug” attitude is slowly changing. I’ve even thought about attending Black Friday! Gasp.

Tell me about your holiday traditions!

Can Chelsea and Jordan find their child, and rediscover each other?

When Chelsea Montgomery vanished eleven years ago, her hometown thought she’d been abducted. In truth, she’d given up the daughter she’d secretly had with Jordan Case.
Now he confronts her to help find the child. With a little girl’s fate hanging in the balance, will the uneasy partnership — stained by the past — transform into something else?

To find out more about Wendy’s books, visit You can also find out more about Wendy over at her website or Facebook.

Confession Time with Wendy Ely
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6 thoughts on “Confession Time with Wendy Ely

  • November 18, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Hi Leah 🙂
    Thank you for having Wendy Ely here.
    Hi Wendy 🙂
    Thank you for taking the time to post. I enjoyed discovering you! Congratulations on your release for CONFESSIONS. (The cover IS delicious). Are you on Twitter?
    I've put CONFESSIONS on my ToBeRead list.
    Thank you Leah & Wendy,
    All the best,

  • November 18, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Hi, Wendy, and welcome to my blog.

    I just received an email from a reader who was wondering how hot Confessions is – is it erotic romance?

  • November 18, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for having me here, Leah! Your blog is great 🙂

    RKCharron, I totally agree about the cover. Getting them for the first time is like opening a present at Christmas! I never know how it's going to look. I hope you enjoy Jordan and Chelsea's story!

    Wendy Ely

  • November 18, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Hey Wendy, fellow Lyrical author!

    Growing up, we used to have pizza rolls before going out to look at lights on Christmas Eve. We'd also get to open a "soft" present which was usually a stuffed animal or pj's. LOL

    Now? Hubby and I watch the news and go to bed LOL or I write LOL

    Congrats on the release!

  • November 20, 2009 at 10:25 am

    That is a gorgeous cover! Congratulations on your release, Wendy, and glad to hear the Christmas vibe is grabbing you this year. I'm a Christmas maniac, so I'm always in that frame of mind. I've already been listening to my Christmas playlists on You Tube. I've had two Christmas ornaments that didn't get packed away at all this year. One is a Santa Claus that hangs off of the floor lamp in my living room. I just like him being there.

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