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ellemarr

ellemarr

Joined October 2018

Author | Debut thriller THE MISSING SISTER (Thomas & Mercer, April 2020) | www.ellemarr.com
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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After a super busy summer of writing, I have news: MY BOOK IS ON NETGALLEY! If you‘re a book blogger or reviewer, I‘d love it if you requested to read! (Or weighed in on my cover with a 👍 or 👎) Cover art to arrive on Litsy soon! Meanwhile, here‘s my book‘s by-line:

In Paris, her twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one.

If you like #thrillers and #suspense, see the full blurb on #NetGalley. Thanks, all! #TBR

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow!! Big congrats! I‘ll head to Netgalley and check it out! 👍 3mo
AmyG Congrats! Love the cover. 3mo
ellemarr @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you! I‘d love to know your thoughts! ☺️🎉 3mo
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ellemarr @AmyG Thank you, Amy! 👍🎉 3mo
RaimeyGallant You guys, THIS BOOK! Elle is my critique partner, and now she has a big-time, fancy-schmancy publisher. Anyway, I've read and loved The Missing Sister. Grab your opportunity while you can on Net Galley. 3mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant 🙌🙌🙌 Thanks for the shout out Raimey!! Couldn‘t have gotten this far without your support and that critique muscle 💪😊 3mo
JennyM Huge congrats! 3mo
ellemarr @JennyM Thanks, Jenny! ☺️ 3mo
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False Step | Victoria Helen Stone
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Wow, so I just blasted through this

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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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Interesting, well written book from 5-year-Old Jack‘s perspective! I read this book as research and a potential comp for my next novel, but have been meaning to read this for ages. The book, like the movie, didn‘t disappoint, and I was glad to see the arc of each character through Jack‘s consistent POV. Definitely some tough subjects involved, but Donoghue treats them with care.

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It Ends with Her | Brianna Labuskes
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Fun! A taut thriller with a great ending. Although I guessed the major twist about halfway through, I was invested and engaged the whole time. It‘s a slow burn, but a worthwhile read.

RadicalReader Holy cow beautiful cover bet the contents is even better 8mo
ellemarr @RadicalReader They don‘t disappoint! 8mo
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This book was incredible!! It was slow in the way that tugs at your heart strings and makes you think about the world, while it was fast paced in that the stakes were always high, and geeky in the way it reminded me of questions I used to wonder as a kid about magic and.... TIME TRAVEL. Really loved this book. Recommend!

Liatrek I got this in my B&N 50% off haul. I‘m looking for to reading one day 😊 9mo
ellemarr @Liatrek nice! The price is right, there. Hope you enjoy! 9mo
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What Have You Done | Matthew Farrell
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Suspenseful, if a bit formulaic, but I was a fan. Farrell‘s writing was crisp, the chapters were compact, and the characters were a leeetle under-developed but believable generally. Pick!

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River Bodies | Karen Katchur
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Definitely an interesting read! It was a pretty slow burn of a suspense but well written and engaging throughout. If you like small towns and long standing murder mysteries, this is a good one. As it happens I love my books with more twists so I‘d give this 3/5 stars, but a good rating nonetheless.

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As I gear up to tackle my WIP, I did a quick (for me) read of this writer‘s classic. Stephen King is adept at breaking down the basic points of writing but then does us one better by demonstrating everything he espouses in this book itself. Genius. With a refresh on the rules of magic and telepathy, I‘m ready to dive in. 👍🤞👏

readordierachel Good luck! 11mo
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This memoir had everything: humor, like laugh-out-loud humor, a few scares, triumphs, and some serious inspiration for anyone that‘s ever struggled in art or the American dream. I had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before watching Crazy Rich Asians, but he is someone whose career I will always follow after this book.

RaimeyGallant Sounds great! 12mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant It‘s a fun read! 12mo
RaimeyGallant I tagged you in something on instagram. Go do it if you're up for it. I have 150 new author followers so far because of it (in less than a day.) 12mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant 🙌🙌 I‘ll check it out! Thanks! 12mo
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Oh my! I loved this book. Its commentary on adoption, trans-racial adoption, and then living as a multi-cultural human in today‘s American climate are all reasons it blew me away. Bottom line: Come for the Korean-American raised by white family hook, stay for the excellent, insightful, honest, gripping writing.

Jilly6183 I just listened to a really good interview with the author on the podcast Call Your Girlfriend! Adding to my #tbr ! 13mo
ellemarr @Jilly6183 yay! I‘m so glad to hear that! She‘s in town this week, so I‘ll hopefully hear her speak too. Enjoy the read! 13mo
Laura317 Sounds like one I need to read. 13mo
ellemarr @Laura317 hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think 13mo
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Just beginning this book and already sucked right in. She raises such essential questions about cross-cultural adoption, even while owning that her parents simply loved her regardless of skin color.

RaimeyGallant Are you obsessed with Litsy yet? ;) 14mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant can you tell?? ☺️ I‘m enjoying having real-time satisfaction at finishing books. I‘m reading so much right now and super happy about it! 14mo
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Ne t'loigne pas | Harlan Coben
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After a good long period, I finally finished this book - whose title in English is Stay Close. I read it in French but the plot, twists and turns, were all well written, and I‘m happy I powered through. Cohen is a great Thriller author and I‘m always satisfied when I close another of his books. #fridayreads

RadicalReader @ellemarr the title came up as stay close by Harlan Coban 14mo
ellemarr @RadicalReader oooh thank you! 14mo
RadicalReader @ellemarr gotta love the glory that is gorgeous google 14mo
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RaimeyGallant I just finished one of his, too. :) 14mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant yessss which one? 14mo
RaimeyGallant The Stranger. I LOVE Harlan Coben, but this one was a really big stretch as far as the protag's motivations. 14mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant totally agree! I was more than a little perplexed at the end. 14mo
RaimeyGallant Oh good, so I'm not the only one. The whole book, I was like, go to the police! 14mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant no, seriously!! From the first chapter, I kept thinking “the next chapter, he‘ll go. They have to go.” 14mo
RaimeyGallant @ellemarr Exactly! 14mo
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Interestingly enough, my copy of LFE is signed by Celeste Ng, the author. She came to Portland last Fall and I bought a signed copy in exchange for 30 seconds of conversation. What a brilliant speaker and author, as evidenced by this great book! It took me a while to dig in (life, so busy!) but it was such a treat to consume. Themes are complicated but consistent in that family always comes with some questions. Give it a read!

Squidapus Squidapus got to hear her speak last year at the Boston Book Festival and it was very insightful 14mo
ellemarr @Squidapus That‘s great! Lucky you. She‘s in Cambridge so you‘ll probably see her again before I do! 14mo
Squidapus @ellemarr Will try and get this book signed by her, already have Everything I Never Told You. Maybe she'll remember the plush squid lol 14mo
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RaimeyGallant Loved this book. 14mo
ellemarr @Squidapus yesss fingers and tentacles are crossed for you! 14mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant so well written! The characters jump right off the page. 14mo
DivineDiana Loved this! So you had 30 seconds of conversation with Celeste Ng??? 14mo
ellemarr @DivineDiana 🙌 probably closer to a minute?? She was so kind and insightful and smart! Definitely recommend seeing her if ever possible! 14mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! I hope I do! 14mo
UwannaPublishme How cool that you got to meet Celeste! 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 14mo
ellemarr @UwannaPublishme seriously!! I couldn‘t believe it when I saw on twitter she‘d be in town. 14mo
BooknerdsLife Awww can't wait to read this one! 13mo
ellemarr @BooknerdsLife It‘s so good! Please read ☺️ 13mo
BooknerdsLife @ellemarr Yes! Yes! It's definitely on my to read list! 😄👍 13mo
ellemarr @BooknerdsLife hope you enjoy as I did! 13mo
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Celebrate!: Cookbook | Sheila Lukins
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Hey, Littens! I‘m insanely excited to share I signed a publishing contract - for 2 books!! Okay, so “excited” is an understatement. Elated? Euphoric? All the E-words!! Can‘t wait to share more info with you soon, as I settle into Litsy and learn the lay of the land. ...Did I mention I like alliteration? 🤔🧐🤓😍🙋🏻‍♀️ Special thanks to my critique partner @RaimeyGallant for all the writerly support in getting here!! #CPlove 💻❤️

jessinikkip Whoo-hoo, congrats! 1y
ellemarr Thanks @jessinikkip! ☺️🎉👏 1y
RaimeyGallant All the hugs, Elle! You get all my hugs. 1y
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ellemarr 🤗🤗🤗🤗 Gladly accepted! @RaimeyGallant 1y
Blaire Congrats!!! And welcome to litsy! It‘s a great community. 14mo
ellemarr Thank you, @Blaire!! I‘m loving poking around the app so far. Very fun space for us readers! 14mo
Ava_Black Congrats! 14mo
CarolynM Congratulations, I look forward to reading your work. Welcome to Litsy 🌼 14mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 14mo
ellemarr Thanks, @Ava_Black! I‘m pretty pumped! 👏 14mo
ellemarr Thank you, @CarolynM!! Can‘t wait to share! 14mo
ellemarr Woohoo! Thanks for the welcome @BookwormAHN! 14mo
HannaPolkadots Congrats! So exciting, I look forward to reading your books 😀📚 and welcome to Litsy! 14mo
ellemarr Thank you, @HannaPolkadots! ☺️🎉 14mo
Crazeedi Congrats! 14mo
ellemarr Thank you, @Crazeedi! Feeling excited! 14mo
GripLitGrl Congratulations!🎉🎉 14mo
ellemarr Thanks @GripLitGrl! ☺️👏 14mo
DarcysMom Woo! Congratulations! 🥂❤ 14mo
ellemarr Thank you @DarcysMom! Litsy has been super supportive so far! ☺️🤗👍 14mo
mabell Congrats!! And welcome! 🎉🎉 14mo
ellemarr Thank you @mabell!! 😊 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 14mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 14mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 14mo
ellemarr @CoffeeNBooks Thanks for the warm welcome! 14mo
ellemarr @Eggs Thanks, Eggs! It‘s been great so far! 14mo
ellemarr @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yay! Thank you!! 14mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 14mo
ellemarr @Wife Thanks for the welcome! 🤗 14mo
TheLibrarian How amazing. Congratulations!! 🥂 And also welcome to Litsy! 🎉 14mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 14mo
ellemarr @TheLibrarian Thank you! 🥂 for joining! 14mo
ellemarr @DivineDiana Thanks, Diana! ☺️☺️☺️ 14mo
RedxoHearts Congrats! 14mo
ellemarr @RedxoHearts Thank you!! ☺️🎉 14mo
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For my first book review here on Litsy, I‘ve chosen This is Portland - a sweet, easy read that pays homage to my adopted city. It calls out the best quirks about Portland (read: What happens when 4 polite Portlanders arrive at a 4-way intersection at the same time), and offers fun historical tidbits I never knew. Give it a read if you‘re considering a visit!

ellemarr Special thanks to author @RaimeyGallant for cluing me in to Litsy! ❤️🙋🏻‍♀️📚 1y
RaimeyGallant This is my critique partner, everyone! Welcome, Elle! #LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🍁👋🏻🤗 1y
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ellemarr Thank you @Eggs! ☺️👋 1y
Chelleo Welcome! 14mo
ellemarr Thanks, @Chelleo! 14mo
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 14mo
ellemarr @Libby1 thank you Libby! 14mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 14mo
ellemarr @DebReads4fun thank you, Deb! 14mo
DivineDiana Welcome! You‘re going to love it here! 14mo
ellemarr @DivineDiana It‘s been great so far! Love the community. Thanks! 14mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy, the friendliest, loveliest book community 14mo
ellemarr @Lel2403 couldn‘t agree more so far! Thanks! 14mo
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