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Ian refuses to allow an explosive night of passion to derail his desire to make partner at the law firm. But, her tempting presence in the office, along with her alluring scent, mocks his resolve.

JD’s the hot art teacher with the body and stamina of a former professional hockey player. He’s a creative master, in and out of the bedroom, who captures the affection of the brilliant young attorney, but he second-guesses if he’s enough for her. 

Sasha won’t settle for less in her career or love life. It’s all or nothing. After a twist of fate and a proclamation of love, Sasha escapes choosing between Ian and JD. The alternative is far more arousing.

With careers in flux and hearts on the line, how will they all find the fortitude to come out on top?


Ian started talking. Of course, he initiated control of the conversation just like he dominated legal negotiations. “We understand that you aren’t inclined to choose either one of us. We aren’t pressing you to do that now.” The tenderness in Ian’s voice and the concern in JD’s eyes alarmed her. 

Sasha’s chin began to quiver as a feeling of doom swept through her. Tears welled up in her eyes. “Are you both here for closure’s sake?” 

“Fuck no!” JD swore, clasping her hand more securely. “I have no desire to end things with you.” 

A tear slid down her cheek. Sasha started biting her lip. Did JD think she was going to choose him over Ian? Her head started to spin. Nausea brewed in her belly. 

Ian leaned in closer. “Neither of us wants to end things with you. Well, I suppose our case is a little different.” Ian extended an open hand. Her free hand itched to reach out and accept Ian’s offer. Uncertainty made her hesitate. 

“I’m totally confused.” Sasha looked back and forth between the two. Neither of their faces gave her a clue. What were they suggesting? 

Sun highlighting a colorful Penrose triangle

I have discussed previously how a Penrose triangle is a symbol of polyamorous relationships.

During Pride Month, I wanted to revisit this concept of polyamory as the practice is outside the traditional male-female monogamous relationship scheme. If asexuality can be included in LGBTQ (as I have seen on several occasions), then perhaps polyamory should be too.

Alternatively, Leanne Yau @polyphiliabog proposed in a previous Instagram post that, “Polyamory is a ‘queer-adjacent practice’…[while] not inherently queer in itself (see cheating/polygamy), but practi[c]ing it intentionally is a direct challenge to the cisheteropatriarchy.”

Reference to previous post … A Penrose triangle as a symbol of polyamorous relationships

The Penrose triangle is an optical illusion as it only occurs in two dimensions and not three.

I would argue it is more a perception of reality than a figment of one’s imagination. If unrealistic shapes can have a perception of reality, then avant-grade relationships shall have tantamount sustainability. 

My novels explore the authenticity of polyamory, consensual romantic relationships that involve more than two people. 

As an engineer, I like to analyze and test systems. As a lawyer, I like to argue alternative viewpoints. As a romance author, I like to explore a world of emotions.

Book Signing at Novela

Come and celebrate the book release of Overruling Judgment by Liz Ellyn at Novela on July 5, 2023. Novela is a book-themed bar serving cocktails with character.

Stop by, say hello, and subscribe to to enter raffle for prizes. Signed paperbacks, character-inspired drinks, and small bites will be available for purchase. Perhaps order drinks that coincide with the tastes of the characters in Overruling Judgment.

Get to know the erotic romance author. Liz Ellyn nourishes people’s cravings for the irresistible. Like the decadent desserts she delivers, she creates alluring characters deserving of happy endings. With degrees in both engineering and law, she argues that the positive energy gained by indulging in one’s guilty pleasure appropriately counterbalances the serious forces of daily life. Liz Ellyn is eager to discuss the book, her characters, her publishing story, and the emphasis on sexual positivity in her book.

The novel has already earned 5-star editorial reviews. “Treat yourself to a sizzling romance with Liz Ellyn’s Overruling Judgment. Sasha Smirnova is an ambitious attorney at one of Chicago’s most eminent law firms. After being put to work on a case with Ian O’Malley, someone with whom Sasha had a passionate one-night stand months ago, they were determined to keep things professional, as both have ambitions to become partners at the firm. Meanwhile, Sasha begins a romance with her ruggedly handsome art teacher JD, an ex-hockey player whose career ended abruptly. However, unbeknownst to Sasha, Ian and JD are brothers. Things get complicated when the two brothers realize they have feelings for the same woman. They come up with an unconventional solution that just might make everyone happy, but will it work? Laced with erotic thrills, romance, humor, and drama, Overruling Judgment is the book for anyone looking for a blazing contemporary romance novel. Liz Ellyn weaves an engaging tale centered on a love triangle where all three participants are charming and compelling in their distinct ways. Ellyn maintains a brisk pace with the plot, which makes the book a breeze to read. Sasha, Ian, and JD have palpable chemistry, and their relationship dynamic provides the narrative thrust for the story. Each intimate scene involving the three is permeated with sexual tension and intrigue, and you can’t help rooting for them to end up together. I was also pleasantly surprised by the humor-infused dialogue that made the reading experience all the more enjoyable. Recommended to contemporary romance readers.” Reader’s Favorite.

New Release…Fatal Witness

A new, twisty thriller with a dash of romance and a lot of danger.


Jessica’s opens her bedroom window in the middle of the night to catch a breeze, but instead she witnesses something that will change the course of her life forever¾her neighbor, David, loading his wife’s body onto the back of his truck. She soon learns David knows what she saw and will stop at nothing to eliminate the only witness to his crime. 

With her young son, Bryce, in tow, Jessica flees across the border to Montana. She discovers her first-love, Jon Kent, is back in town after an early retirement from the FBI. But he isn’t the only one in town¾David surfaces to unleash hell on Jessica and everyone she loves.

Perfectly imperfect characters in Overruling Judgment

Starting the day with caffeine, positivity, and sweetness

What a perfect way to start the day. Coffee Fix, Positive Message, and Fun Candy. I love the rock candy that comes with this coffee. It takes me back to sweet childhood memories. As I swirl the stick, round, and round, the sugar crystals melt and the years fade away. Just like it was yesterday, I remember my brother always choosing rock candy as one of his favorite treats. The rush of caffeine, the warmth of coffee, and the reminder of simpler days provided a beautiful calm to the start of my day. Check out Turning Point Restaurant in New Jersey!