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Interview - Elodie Parks



What's your book/current WIP about?

My next release is The Last Time released on May 1 by Eternal Press.

Actor Seth Carbery swears he will never fall in love again, that is until he meets private detective Bethany Snow. Something strange is going on. Seth and other members of the movie cast and crew are receiving threatening letters, but no threat has ever been carried out...yet.

Bethany Snow is sent on location by the Black Agency to investigate and guard Seth Carbery against danger. The case is not what it first seems and even when Bethany thinks it could be over, a new twist means she becomes a target. Seth and Bethany find they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Who is sending the letters and why? Does Seth have a secret admirer or stalker?

Care to share your favorite line(s)?
I have to give you a little excerpt because there are so many lines I like in this

“We have webcams up and the program we use can be set to watch nighttime activity.” She said softly, looking at his perfectly kissable lips.

Seth’s eyes had darkened at her and his gaze was dreamy.

“You’re kidding, what if a cat walked by?” He moved slightly closer to her as they stood by the table.

“Oh the heat signature wouldn’t register enough to set the alarm off” she answered, and she leaned slightly towards him.

Seth looked a little amused. “So I can’t go anywhere at night without you bursting out of your trailer? You do know I work far into the night sometimes?”

He was very close, and Bethany wondered how she could keep her hands off him.

“We wouldn’t have that part of the program set at those times. I can explain everything to you some other time. Right now it’s very late, and you have to be on set tomorrow. I’d better go.”

Seth didn’t want her to go. He was desperate to kiss her. He looked into her blue eyes, and then at her lovely mouth and creamy skin with its sprinkle of freckles. He reached out a hand and gently held her face. He watched her face for signs of rejection.

“It’s already tomorrow,” he said, and he kissed her.

What's your next project?

I’m querying an erotic romance that I have titled The Winter Girl.

Lily Prescott is only just over a relationship break up when she decides to take up residence in a house left to her by her recently deceased grandmother. Her corporate law job takes a back seat as she licks her wounds in the small country town. She looks around the main shopping street and discovers people who will befriend her, but she also runs into the town’s most eligible bachelor and secret bad boy, Starr Forrester.

Loved for his lifelong association with the town, Starr hides his methods for staying single well from his friends. He’s nearly thirty, gorgeous, a designer, owns a business and on the lookout for his ‘Winter Girl’….

Will it be Lily? What is a ‘Winter girl’?

Fun, sex, romance and a little twist of the paranormal, makes this a must read.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That when I have finished a book I really miss my characters. It’s as if they are real.

What sparked your interest in writing romance?

People and their situations. Meeting people and watching them battle with the love or lack of it in their lives. People and emotions inspire me to write. The complexity of life spurs me to write. I see emotions in people around me all the time, and often they remain unspoken. I think we don’t share ourselves enough,
and are encouraged to hide our true selves.

Lots of my characters have some foundation from real people who have passed through my life. They are composites of those glimpses of people and my imagination.

I find the world harsh. There’s not enough love in it. Lots of people never find love. I write contemporary love stories with happy endings to spread a little lightness around. I always have graphic love scenes in the close to real life stories, because I like to show the reader how the characters feel about each
other deep down. The way they make love always shows their hopes and feelings. I hope that my books do give the reader a lift and a sense of love.

Describe your writing in a sentence.

Cool stories and hot loves scenes with a twist in the tale.

Do you choose character names or do the characters whisper them in your ears?

Names are weird for me. The characters names have to be right, and then they become real and start appearing. It’s a mix of them telling me and me picking.

Plotter or panster?

A mixture of both.

Do you like background noise or do you prefer a quiet space when you write?

Again sometimes it’s the TV just bubbling in the background to silence. Once I am
really in my story, I don’t hear anything any way.

What are you currently reading?

A light mystery by Rebecca Tope, ‘Malice in the Cotswolds’. It’s just to stop my brain going wild before I try to sleep. Sometimes when I am writing I don’t shut down, my brain wants to write all night.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer it?

I can’t think of a thing to be honest.

People think I'm weird because...

Do they? I didn’t know that.

Online:
Find Elodie online, http://elodieparkes.blogspot.com
where you can read lots of snippets from my erotic romance novels, meet other authors and read snippets from their books.
http://www.facebook.com/ElodieParkes
http://www.goodreads.com/elodieparkes
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448944.Elodie_Parkes/blog
https://twitter.com/ElodieParkes
http://elodieparkes.webs.com/
http://www.manicreaders.com/ElodieParkes/
http://www.theromancereviews.com/EllieP
https://plus.google.com/u/0/114681167004175190514/posts

Elodie’s books are available,
http://www.amazon.com/Millie-Reinvented-ebook/dp/B008H5IF7U

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millie-Reinvented-ebook/dp/B008H5IF7U

http://www.amazon.com/Two-of-Them-ebook/dp/B008RBJXOI

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-of-Them-ebook/dp/B008RBJXOI


http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Horoscope-Writer-ebook/dp/B0094JIIVQ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094JIIVQ
Amazon, Bookiejar,
Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Apple iBooks, and Diesel ebooks

Thank you for inviting me to the blog Allison, I enjoyed being here today.

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