A New Family and New Drama!

Now its the brothers turn. Read about the Murdoch family that’s full of testosterone, dirty dealings, and scandal. Order today!

“Read it in a single sitting, unable to step away—even for a second—from this sweet, addicting falling-in-love treasure. Best Kept Secrets is feisty, flirty, and smart . . . and Shelly Ellis is a new favorite to our list.”NYT & USA Today bestseller Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard series

Between the fall-out from his father’s latest shady business dealings and his wife Charisse’s alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. But he should be most concerned about the scandalous affair Charisse is having right under his nose–with his half-brother. Evan’s being pushed to the edge, and no one knows that better than Leila Hawkins…

Leila is back in Chesterton, divorced, penniless, and desperate enough to do anything to save her mother’s home from foreclosure–including turning to Evan, her former best friend. But Evan isn’t interested in friendship. Instead he makes Leila a shocking indecent proposal…

Meanwhile, Evan’s newlywed sister, Paulette, wants to be the perfect wife. But a blackmailing bad boy ex has reappeared in her life–and he’s threatening to reveal her most painful secret…

The scandals just won’t quit–and for everyone involved, desire, betrayal, and lies are all in a day’s work…


And stay tuned for the next book in the series and watch the Murdoch families stories unfold!

Available April 2016

Available April 2016


Gibbons Golddigger Series

Read the award nominated series that started it all!

Can’t Stand the Heat (Book 1)


Book 1

Gleefully demonstrating that a person cannot be defined by his or her past, Ellis bubbles to the top with the Gibbons Gold Diggers series launch. – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Ellis starts her new Gibbons Gold Digger Series, about a family of women who seduce men for money, in fine form… Be ready to laugh and cry with these new reality stars of Chesterton, Va. 4-star review from RT Book Reviews


The Player & the Game (Book 2)

the player and the game

Book 2

“With a light-hearted touch, Ellis doesn’t miss a step in this second installment of her Gibbons girls’ adventures (after Can’t Stand the Heat). Ellis has put her stamp on a warm mix of silliness, romantic repartee, and steamy between-the-sheets romps that mark this winning story.”Library Journal

“Ellis’ first book, Can’t Stand the Heat, was very good but this is even better. From the first page to the last she keeps your interest by weaving a story that mixes love and deception.” – 4.5 star review from RT Book Reviews


Another Woman’s Man (Book 3)

Book 3

Book 3

“Realistic voices and interesting sidebars mark this story as a solid addition to all romance collections.” – Library Journal

“The dialogue is engaging and fits each character like a designer suit. Ellis’ characters range from preposterous to straitlaced, from gold diggers to philanthropists and from honorable to scumbags. When you reach the climax, all you can say is, ‘Oh, my goodness!’ Another Woman’s Man is a fast-paced and very gratifying story.” 4 star review from RT Book Reviews

Nominated for a 46th Annual NAACP Image Award


The Best She Ever Had (Book 4)

Book 4

Book 4

Ellis has proven that she’s here to stay and I can’t wait to see what follows.” Romance in Color

“Shelly Ellis leaves her mark with the sizzling finale to her series about the Gibbons women… Talk about going out with a bang! Fireworks fly in this awesome novel that is truly a keeper.”  4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews for The Best She Ever Had

 Nominated for a RT Reviewer’s Choice Multicultural Romance Award


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