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Elysa Hendricks
"Love will hunt you down!"

Elysa Hendricks is 5'6" tall. She has curly hair and brown eyes. She's an author, a wife, a mother and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice.

After trying her hand at a variety of careers, insurance underwriter, video store owner, home day care and domestic goddess for other people, Elysa Hendricks, a longtime reader sat down to write a short contemporary novel. When her heroine turned out to be a winged, telepathic alien, Elysa decided she enjoyed writing stories set in different places, times and realities.

While living in north east Illinois she helped found the Windy City Chapter and the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapters of Romance Writers of America and taught workshops on writing at writer's conferences and at local community colleges.
Futuristic/Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Western Historical and Contemporary
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"Cupid's Apprentice is a cute short story. So far I've enjoyed all of the books about Council Falls. Looking forward to more."
"Love the aspect of Cupid in the story. Hope you plan on making it a series. It would be very entertaining. Laura is very down to earth and you can identify with her and her insecurities. While Flynn seems larger then life but just a easy to identify with."
"I would recommend this short story to anyone, it made me laugh & I enjoyed the book. I would purchase another book by Elysa Hendricks."

"This is a short sweet story, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Lucky is struggling to keep his bar open after his girlfriend and his accountant ran off with most of his money. He didn't know she was cheating on him with him. He was working all the time and now its all gone. Everything but the building. Enters this appealing little ball of blond fluff, a cute little number that tells him she is there for the waitress job. Di, is a quick leaner and a cracker jack helper, it's almost magical the way she handles everything including Lucky...what's a boy to do? He can't help noticing she is not like other girls."

"This is one of the most fun stories I have ever read. I had no real idea what it would be about but it's perfect as we slide toward St. Patrick' s day or any day you want a quick happy ever after. Beware you will want more!"
                                         Cupid's Apprentice     

A Short Contemporary Fantasy Romance - Approximately 15,000

To earn her wings, Cupid's apprentice Medarda "Dar" has until Valentine's Day to match two-time Loser Laura Quinn with Boring Brian Hoffman. When Dar's love arrow goes astray and hits the sexy PE teacher Flynn Sullivan instead things get interesting.

Laura loves teaching high school in the small town of Council Falls, but knows it's only a matter of time until her famous mother shows up and the quiet life she's created comes crashing down around her ears.

PE teacher Flynn Sullivan's been interested in the shy history teacher for a long time, but it isn't until they're forced to chaperone the Valentine's Day dance together that he gets the opportunity to make his dreams come true.

With time running out can one bumbling Cupid's Apprentice bring together a Jock and a Brain?