Elle Marlow

Posted November 13, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Interviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Interview with Elle Marlow Book Cover Interview with Elle Marlow

Elle Marlow was born and raised in Arizona.
Married to a handsome cowboy that always inspires, she is also a mom of five children and grandma to a beautiful baby girl.
Elle works as a volunteer for Sarah Palin's organization and when none of the above keeps her busy, sometimes she has time to ride her horses.
Romance and the west go hand in hand and keeps Elle inspired to write her many stories. She writes them so fast that her publisher never has a never ending list to chose from.

Interview with Elle Marlow, author of 100 Horses, Pour Me, and Gambler’s Passion

What research went into the writing of 100 Horses?
“This was done the old fashioned way. Back when this story was originally wrote in 1999 I didn’t have access to the internet. I went to the library to learn Comanche territory, housing, food, hunting rituals and the type of society held during the early 1800’s. The only part I took creative liberty with was the “Dance” scene. One of the things that is important to me when writing Native romance, is not to insult the culture. I may get a few things wrong, or I might exaggerate slightly, but never would I portray the culture as anything that would be blatantly
insulting or be fully inaccurate.”

Where the characters inspired from people in your life?

“Well, maybe not exactly, however I am a true fan of Alpha males and strong women to compliment them and challenge them. I like strong and vibrant characters. Most of my novels are character driven. If you read one of my books and do not know exactly who these people are, then I feel like I haven’t done my job. Also, I am a big “settings” writer. I am in love with nature so I tend to make sure you feel connected to the scene as if you, yourself were standing within the pages.”

What inspires you to write?

“This is going to sound like I’m bragging but since I found my first pen, I either wrote or drew pictures. I even painted Grey Fox’s portrait and I have stared at this painting for fifteen or more years wondering if he would ever find his place in the sun.”

Of all of your books, who is your favorite character?

“Oh I hate this question! It’s like asking a Mother to pick her favorite child. So hard to say. I just can’t do it. I know it sounds like a lie, but I can’t.”

It is hard to pin down just one, but try… What is your favorite book?

“Valley of the horses by Jean M Auel. If you read her and then think you see some Elle Marlow in the style well that’s because I obsessively read her for years. Ayla her heroine has a scar from a saber tooth tiger and Sarah has one from a Mountain Lion. I’d like to think of them as Sisters of the Claw. LOL *wink*”

When did you start writing?

“In my early twenties. It’s sad but there are a couple of fully written manuscripts that got tossed out. I wish I had them back.”

Is writing your only outlet?

“I drink a lot. *Yay* But also, I sing karaoke, play guitar and like I mentioned, I paint. I can do all these things fairly well but don’t ask me about math. Can’t do it…my seventh grader knows more than I do.”

Buy Elle’s Books:

One Hundred Horses

Top Brass

Josey’s Mountain

The Shaman’s Song

Pour Me

Tawdry & Temptation

The Pin Up Artist

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  1. […] “Several moments passed. Desire began to burn in him. He understood fully the implications of what was happening, and she had only to decide what was in her heart.” This novella read like a novel. From the first page I was torn from this world and immediately wrapped up in the world of Sarah and Grey Fox. I should mention that I never considered Native Romance my thing, but after reading this, I am hungry for more. This is a story about a young woman who lives on a ranch with her mother. She is sheltered to the point of never leaving the confines of the ranch. Fortunately, Sarah’s spirit was stronger than any boarder. Grey Fox grew up knowing he was destined for great love. It was his prophecy. What I loved about this book was the individual character development. This was not just that of Sarah and Grey Fox either. There were many characters I had the privilege of knowing throughout the story. I found them all endearing and relatable. Both of our lead characters learn to trust as they are thrust together through a series of adversities. The chemistry they had gelled nicely with their character growth. I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. To me, the sign of a great story is when it leaves me wanting more. I would love to see the author play with individual novellas to fill in time gaps or offer other character’s points of view. It could be a really cool series. “One hundred ponies on the plain i nothing compared to you. I would pay it many times again, many times under the moon. Our people are still proud and strong, though our numbers may be few. Remember our time on Earth and carry it with you.” I give this book 4.5 stars and a box of wine! Thank you to Elle Marlow for providing us with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I had the great privilege of interviewing Elle Marlow after reading this book. The interview can be read here. […]

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