My Man’s Best Friend

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MY MAN’S BEST FRIEND (BOOK 1)

Kai Edwards is confronted with the startling reality that her man’s best friend is a woman, a drop-dead, gorgeous one at that.  Now what is a girl to do?

Kai Edwards has a big problem when Todd Daniels’ best friend, Alana Brooks moves to Chicago and straight into the middle of their perfect life.

To compete with the new threat and keep her man, Kai devises a deliciously devious plan, but it takes an unexpected turn when she falls hard for Alana. What unfolds is an unconventional passion triangle that turns Kai’s once normal life upside down – forever.

Set in Chicago, My Man’s Best Friend is a thought-provoking, intelligent, unconventional romantic comedy that takes an ordinary boy meets girl story and turns it on its ear. With an emotionally fearless protagonist, Kai Edwards, paired up with a manipulative, breathtaking beauty, Alana Brooks, this story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster only to have you gasping for air when the ride comes to an end. In her debut novel, K. Elle answers the question, what would you do if your man’s best friend were a beautiful woman? The answer, undoubtedly, will surprise you.

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On Writing the the Book:  My Man’s Best Friend

As a script writer I think I’ve always been intrigued with novels. There was something about writing a book that not only fascinated me but also presented a bit of a challenge. It wasn’t until I met Eric Jerome Dickey back in 2004 that I started to really give it some significant thought.

I had just finished adapting his bestselling novel, Friends and Lovers into a stage play and it was the first day of rehearsal. I remember driving to a small theater in Hollywood (Hollywood BLVD and Highland Ave to be exact), for the rehearsal.  When I walked into the theater I remember saying to myself, “OMG, that’s Eric Jerome Dickey sitting right there, right there!”  I felt a sense of anxiety wash over my body as I took a deep breath and approached him.  His smile was infectious and he his greeting was warm as I introduced myself as the writer of his book project.  An immediate hug followed which solidified that maybe he was happy with my results… thank gawd!

Our conversation flowed easily and I remember him asking me if I had ever thought about writing a book.  Of course I had thought about it, so I quickly told him “yes”, I have been thinking about it very much so.  He then turned to me saying that he thought I should should write one, and that he thought I’d be good at it.

Well that was pretty much all the validation I needed to kick start my first novel, My Man’s Best Friend.   To be honest, when starting my novel I was extremely intimidated at the time. I knew I’d have to invest in the experience and adapt a whole new writing style. But I didn’t let that deter me in my creative process.

Like anything new, it took me awhile to adapt to a new way of thinking and writing style.   The only thing I’d written in the last 9 years were scripts.  What would normally take me four months to complete a first draft of a script, my first novel  took me over a year back in 2004.

Yes, it was a challenge.  Yes,  I thought of quitting several times, but I am so very glad that I stuck it out.  So here’s to more challenges in the future.