Bad Ass Women, by Elle James

by Elle James, author of Demon’s Embrace (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings, December 2012)

There’s something about a Bad Ass woman that makes me want to pump my fist and say “YES!”  Katya Danske is back on the beat in New York City in my latest Nocturne Cravings Demon’s Embrace. And she’s got her sexy on. She didn’t ask to be a petite blond bombshell with big boobs, nor did she ask for Blaise Michaels as her partner, but she’s got both situations to contend with and big bad demon after her for the amulet that fell into her hands.

I love this series because I love Kat and Blaise. She’s a female cop always trying to prove herself, he’s a demon to die for who tweaks her every sexual fantasy. And he just may be the only paranorm who can help her harness her own burgeoning powers and discover her own inner demon.

When Hot Demon Nights came out, I loved that it’s all about Katya learning the ropes in the Big Apple and it’s all in first person. I didn’t know how cool that was until I listened to it on audio and fell in love all over again with her and Blaise.

Gotta love a bad ass woman and her demon.

Comment for a chance to win:

Do you like spunky, kick-ass females who can hold their own? Or do you prefer the old “save me, I’m weak” women? Either way, you’ll have your chance to win. I’m giving away a print copy of my November Nocturne The Witch’s Initiation. So hit me with your best shot. I can take it.

(Update: giveaway is now closed. Please check the comments for the winner announcement)

About the Author:

Elle James spent twenty years livin’ and lovin’ in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn’t wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling her muses, a malti-poo and yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.

You can reach Elle James at or email her at ellejames @ earthlink . net


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18 Responses to Bad Ass Women, by Elle James

  1. I really enjoy the Nocturne line of paranormal books. I haven’t read any of the Nocturne Cravings line yet. I will now be looking for them. They sound like great reads, especially the ones by Elle James.

  2. I like strong heroines.

  3. Rosemary K.

    I do love a strong, competent woman who is not afraid to be who she is. I simply can’t read a book where a woman is so weak that she needs a man to take care of her. Society and expectations have changed.

  4. I love a strong woman. I don’t mind if they get into a situation where the need help but the whole dame in distress…no!

    🙂 Congratulations on your release, too.


  5. I like both! Depends on what kind of story I am looking for.

  6. Michelle Thomas

    Has to be a strong woman, don’t mind one asking for help when needed but the “oh poor me help” type tend to make me get annoyed and I loose interest in the story. Congrats on the release. michelle31071 at suddenlink dot net.

  7. Thanks Ann! I have so much fun writing the Cravings. I can pack a lot of action in one of those and a whole lotta lovin’!

  8. I believe a woman can be strong and ask for help when she needs it. Everyone needs a hand now and then.

    Thanks Marika and Michelle!

  9. Oh, I definitely prefer a strong woman. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that I am so I like to read about those who are 🙂

  10. I like strong heroines…’we’ve come a long way, baby’ !

  11. Mary Preston

    Give me a strong heroine any day. She needs to be everything she can be. It’s a rough old world out there.

  12. Oh, I love strong bad-ass women who can keep sexy interesting men on their toes. Times are changing and most women like a certain amount of independence.
    I definitely enjoy the Nocturne line of books and the heroes and heroines created in these wonderful stories. Looking forward to reading ‘Demon’s Embrace’. Thanks for your exciting books and looking forward to many more in the future. Have an awesome holiday season.

  13. Prefer to read about women who can stand on their own two feet.

  14. Helloooooooo Elle,
    I’m a bad ass, outspoken, spunky woman who wants to read “The Witch’s Initiation”.
    BAD ASS 101 meeting at my house next month!

  15. Martha Lawson

    I like a strong heroine – I can’t stand a weak, whiny one!! Thanks for the chance. The books sound great – adding to my wish list..


  17. Tameka Green

    I’ve read a couple of the nocturnal series. And I have to say I love a heroine that’s a bad ass and she can take care of herself and her man

  18. Hi everyone — Elle has drawn the winner for her giveaway. Congrats to the winner of THE WITCH’S INITATION, Tameka Green!

    Tameka, please check your email for a message from me 🙂
    ~Amy from Harlequin