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Ju Ephraime

Ju Ephraime began writing professionally at age 19; at that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town. She gave up writing to pursue her education and has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work. In 2010 she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment. She writes high heat, steamy, romance novels. The first was, State of Ecstasy in the LaCasse series, which was soon followed by, Temptation to Sin, Loving Therèse, #2 in the LaCasse series. Ju has gone on to write several more books, including, The Odor of Violet, on tour this month, Complete Surrender, #3 in the LaCasse series; as well as, a Christmas Novella, Footsteps in the Sand and her award winning paranormal, White Magic Woman, Quarterfinalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, 2013, out of over 10,000 entrants.
Ju lives in Connecticut, where she is very active in her community. She is the administrator of a business school and the president of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews.
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What others are saying about Ju's books:
"...steamy, provocative and fresh..." ~Midwest Book review
"a new level of heat!" ~Readers' Favorite

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Envision Publishing
Current Releases

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One Hell Of A Prize
For Dean Holmes, being in control is vital to his survival. He loves the feeling of power when he’s in control. Power is good, but power without control is nothing. His control rules his life with an iron fist, and that fist never lets up, not ...
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Controlled By Love
THE ELUSIVE HIGHLANDER Alasdair Campbell (Dair) lives in a world of Druid magic and ancient customs. Handfasted to the sister of his rival clan, MacDougall, Alasdair thinks he is doing the right thing to bring peace to the region. But he is murdered...
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The Campbell Brothers Trilogy: A Medieval Time Travel Romance: Books 1, 2, & 3
Tristan (Tris) Campbell accepts the fact that his brother came back to them from the land of the fae. He accepts that life in the Highlands with his clan is fraught with strife and danger… that they will be forever warring with opposing clans ...
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His For The Claiming: A Medieval Time Travel Romance (Campbell Brothers Book 3)

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A Knight's LOVE: Medieval Time Travel Romance (Campbell Brothers Book 2)
Elizabeth Johansen lives her life by a specific code of values. She has worked hard to obtain everything she owns, and she wants nothing from anyone. But now, she faces a dilemma when an unexpected inheritance from her Great-aunt Edna forces her to r...
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A Love Relentless
When Joe Cariello sees the young lad, Cas, standing in the doorway of his old friend's ranch, he has no idea his friend has just been murdered and that he'll be viewed as the most likely suspect. He's a drifter, not a killer. Now he's...
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One Hell Of A Ride
Sebastian Mills never imagines that his sweet, young bride, Rebecca, is anything other than what she's presented to him. They dated for six months before deciding to tie the knot. It was a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by friends and family. At ...
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To Have & To Keep
Catherine is living a dream life, rescued from an orphanage and married to her best friend. Life couldn’t get any better. She is the envy of everyone in the little town where she lives. But it turns into a nightmare the day she is given the new...
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I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond
Together for the first time in a convenient ebook bundle, all four books in international bestselling author Ju Ephraime' beloved series featuring the LaCasse family. Creole romances set on the beautiful French Caribbean island of Martinique that...
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The Complete LaCasse Family Series
A WARRIOR TOO ELUSIVE TO CAPTURE He is a Scottish Laird who live in a world of Druid magic and ancient customs, hand fasted to the sister of his rival clan, MacDougall. Alasdair thought he was doing the right thing trying to bring peace to the region...
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The Elusive Highlander: Medieval Time Travel Romance (The Campbell Brothers Book 1)
Lynn is in a quandary. Ever since she could remember, she’s had a thing for twins, not just any twins, identical twins. Now she is in a relationship with one half of the most handsome set of identical twins, but she can’t stop thinking ab...
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MINE For One Night
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He wanted her from the first touch of her hand. He vowed then that he’d have her. Now, this Christmas, two years of planning will come to fruition and he’s anticipating taking her in every position possible, and there are many. They&rsquo...
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Pleasure Intense
In the village of La Souf, Jean Louis is known as “Black Magic Man,” but his feats of magic as a sorcerer are nothing compared to the abilities he keeps hidden from human eyes. Jean Louis is under the tutelage of a Master Magician, and te...
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Black Magic Man
When Jamie Bradshaw’s husband up and leaves her, he leaves a void that can’t be filled. Sick and lonely, Jamie is doing the best she can to cope, but the ghost that resides in her home decides to come out to play with her. Night after nig...
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The Flies
Andy Redfield is a hard-nosed real estate developer, trying to settle his father's estate and locate the treasure that was mentioned in his father's will. Bernie Harp is a no-nonsense, private investigator, who specializes in locating lost ob...
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Golden Heat
Matilda “Tilda” Fontanilla, a forty-something-year-old woman, finds herself divorced from her husband of sixteen years, left with the responsibility of raising three young children. After struggling to go it alone for a year, Tilda takes ...
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Chasing Love
Mesmerized by the sensuous moves of the stranger who danced with her at the Lucian Club, Caitlynn Pilgrim has been trying for almost two years to get him out of her mind, with no success. Until that night, she was perfectly happy with her single life...
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One Dance With A Stranger
This couldn’t be happening to her. A fall on the track where she runs every day, a chance meeting with the most handsome stranger she’s ever seen, and Franchesca LaCasse, an accomplished biochemist, usually able to handle any situation, f...
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Rhapsody in Paris (LaCasse Series Book 4)
Raymond LaCasse had just completed his studies in Paris and was on his way home, to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, little did he know sharing a taxi with a beautiful stranger would change his life in ways he could have never imagined. His...
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Complete Surrender (LaCasse Series Book 3)
One Christmas Eve, five years ago, James Lorde lost the love of his life in a freak drowning accident. His wife's body was never recovered, and since that night, he's been in a depression, both grieving and clinging to hope that she lives....
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Footsteps In The Sand
Jayden Farrell accepted long ago that he would not have a passionate relationship with all the bells and whistles that were toted around. When his partner of eight years told him she had found someone who could not only give her all the bells and whi...
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Against All Odds
DARK MAHOGANY Craig thinks his life is on a pre-destined path. He has sown his wild oats, and now it’s time to settle down and take over running his family’s banana plantation. That’s his plan until he meets his destiny, Melissa Mo...
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A Wonderful Piece of Dark Mahogany

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White Magic Woman
After losing his sight in a terrible accident, and to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him sightless, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from soci...
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The Odor of Violet
Foxx LaCasse is a player, on and off the field, until he met Therèse. He’s athletic, handsome and hot-blooded, with vengeance on his mind. Therèse is an intensely passionate English woman, who refuses to follow convention and cho...
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Loving Therèse (LaCasse Series Book 2)
Inspired by a true story.   Syria Warrington came home one afternoon and found an old black top hat on her front step, being an antique enthusiast; she did not hesitate to take it into her home. But bringing this hat into her home unknowing...
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The Man In The Black Top Hat
Shannon believes life should be lived to the fullest and she sets out to do just that! Twenty-eight year old Shannon had been in a platonic relationship with her childhood sweetheart, for eight years. In the beginning, she’d thought she would ...
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Temptation To Sin
Twenty-six year-old Daphne Cohen’s life is closed off, hiding behind an introverted personality to keep from expressing her true self and exploring the depths of what she truly desires. With very few friends and having only been in one sort of ...
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State of Ecstasy (LaCasse Series Book 1)

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