BioElysia Strife was born in the U.S. in 1986. Adopted by two educators, she developed a love of learning. She holds two Bachelor's of Science Degrees: Exercise Sport Science and Interior Design. Her past wears fatigues, suits, and fitness gear, sprinkled with mascara and lace. She likes the kick of a 30-06, the rumble of a hot, 350-ci V8, and the thrill of snow and sand beneath her tracks, but nothing brings her more solace than camping in the mountains and writing. She believes heroes come in all forms, sometimes even in groups, but they are always humble, willing to sacrifice, and often torn inside.
Elysia loves connecting with readers and welcomes all feedback and questions.
Since she was a child, she's been making up characters and stories in her free time. Discovering her passion for science fiction, futuristic dystopias, and conquering impossible odds, the mix swirled together into the vibrant world of fantasy she creates today.
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Stellar Fusion (Sample)
Earth, still patching itself together from the 300 Years War, is severely unprepared and outnumbered when the invasion hits. Their only hope is a small team of soldiers on a suicide mission to infiltrate the mothership and relay critical defense information home.
The last survivor of the first encounter can't explain why she knows what she does. Sergeant Nakio Atana is the Universal Protectors’ elite assassin and holds within a spark of unimaginable power. But a daring escape from an enemy ship knocked the first fifteen years of her life into darkness, leaving her with only inexplicable apathy and technical knowledge beyond Earth’s evolution.
What she is can change their future.
Sergeant Bennett must guard her with his life.
A Christmas in Montana (Sample)
This is a sample - 9 chapters.
Orion McNalley has a heart the size of Texas—and a temper to match.
Years in service and living alone have made Matt Jefferson one callous man.
Will the spirit of the season bring them together?
Or will the secrets they hold inside keep them apart?
Filled with holiday humor, tempers, sweet romance, and lots of food, Orion and Matt rediscover what it means to have hope, faith, love, joy, and a belief in something greater than themselves.
Some language and violence.
A Touch of Revenge (Flash Fiction)
A science fiction short story (1,400 words)
Kugrons have taken over Earth. Eryk has the power to stop them, but doing so means destroying his homeworld.
Can he pull the trigger? And, more importantly, can he live with his decision?
Christmas at the Peppermint Inn: A Short and Sweet Holiday Romance
Divinity wants out of her suffocating relationship. When a new man appears in her small, Idaho town, to stay at the bed and breakfast she works at, a surge of hope gives her the courage to move on. But his trip is for business, and Collin can’t stay.
With Christmas quickly approaching, Divinity takes a chance that the magic of the season will show him all of the reasons he belongs with them—with her. Except Collin has a few surprises of his own.
A short and sweet story with a few curses.
Publishes November 2, 2020.
The Kiss that Saved Christmas
Claire's husband passed away two years ago this Christmas, leaving her alone and in charge of a beautiful and overwhelming cabin venue in the Montana mountains.
With one final wedding scheduled for the year, Claire is desperate to make a good impression and needs the property in top shape. Only one candidate remains: Zach.
Zach is prior service, down on his luck, and shamed by the town for the actions of his youth. Claire has no option but to entrust him with the future of Briar Ridge—her future. She just wished he didn't have to remind her so much of her late husband.
She doesn't want to fall for him.
He can't help but fall for her.
A sweet holiday romance with a few curses and some violence.