Saturday, 31 August 2013

Discover The Old Star @ElodieParkes #newrelease @HotInkPress

Elodie Parkes is a British author writing contemporary erotic romance.

Elodie’s new release with Hot Ink Press is titled The Old Star, and was released August 23. It’s erotic romance with a twist of magic.

The Old Star
She was looking for new office space...but it found her…what’s hidden in this spooky place?

When Cathy Faraday goes out from her office to buy morning tea, a set of circumstances send her on a different route from the one she would normally take. Waiting on a street unknown to her is a house. Old and left to fade away the house looks shabby against its neighbors. The whole row of houses are now offices and Cathy sees a ‘for let sign’ outside the place. Something draws her to the house. Someone watches from the third floor window.

Cathy applies to rent the building to expand her dating agency business. As she begins to make it ready, the house reveals its secrets.

Erotic romance, with a twist of paranormal, set in contemporary England this story will haunt you. (Graphic sex/love scenes. 18+ only.)

Today we have a visit from Cathy Faraday, the main female character in The Old Star

Hi Cathy, Welcome to the blog, firstly tell us a little about the book you feature in.

The Old Star is the story of me looking for new office premises. I do find somewhere, a converted house that ‘calls’ to me. It’s a spooky story but a love story too. There’s some real life type things happen in the story to offset the darker parts. I can’t say too much as it would be a spoiler.

Most of us want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish the author had done differently with you?
 I like who I am. I can’t think of much I would want to change. I really needed to meet the leading man in this story. It was time for me to wake up a little sexually. I have a business I love and make friends easily.

If you could have added something to the story, and the author would have let you, what would that have been?
I think it would have been to move into a new office premises, to complete that goal I had, although there are good reasons why it hasn’t happened yet.

You get the chance to have the author change your name what will it be?
Cathy is okay, but yes I would have liked a more exotic name. Raven, Tasha, or Angel, maybe.

What about the leading man, do like his name?
Oh yes, it’s perfect like him…for me…I’m in love with him so maybe I’m biased.

What do you like best about him?
He’s so affectionate, so ready to make love to me. I needed that…I need it. He’s kind, creative, thoughtful, brave too.

Give up three secrets about yourself:
No…okay, but they are quite mild. I love sour cream and chive chips. I love sexy underwear, it has to be black or dark blue, lace, sheer, just sexy stuff, even when I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I love walking barefoot on the lawn when it’s rained. (smiles) I told you they were ordinary, but I don’t talk about any of them…

Will you appear in any other books from this author?
I don’t think so. The story is complete for me.

Thank you for dropping by. Before you leave, can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?
This is hard because I love the whole book, but I’ll choose a lovely scene, it’s Owen’s action and thoughts. I like it because it’s the start of his wanting me.

Snippet From The Old Star:
Cathy gazed at him. He took a deep breath and slowly put out his hand to hold her face and smoothed the place a frown had been.
“I guess you have someone in your life waiting for you to get home. You wouldn’t want to stay a while and talk to me about your plans for the place.” He kept his voice low and looked at her lips. It was no hardship. He felt an overwhelming urge to kiss her. He bent his head to be even closer to her as she stayed there stilled under his hand and his gaze.
‘She has to be attracted to me. She has to be, or she’d have shaken off my touch and be backing away.’
“I don’t have anyone, special that is. I’d like to stay a while.”
Owen moved so slowly he felt as if he had entered some dream state, but he reached her lips with his, and holding her face gently, he kissed her. Her lips were soft and she kissed him back. It felt so good he couldn’t pull away as he intended. He brought his other hand to her head and ran his fingers into her hair to hold her. He kissed her until he felt weakened. It was an unfamiliar feeling, but he liked it.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2013

Why not grab your copy!

Elodie is running a giveaway to celebrate the release of The Old Star, enter the draw with the rafflecopter.

First Prize, WIN a $25 Amazon gift voucher to buy what you want and the kindle copy of ‘The Old Star’ gifted from Amazon

Second prize, WIN a kindle copy gifted from Amazon of both ‘The Old Star’ and ‘The Winter Girl’ the latest release erotic romances.

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 erotic romance.

Third prize, WIN the kindle copy gifted from Amazon of ‘The Last Time’

Steamy, erotic romance with a twist of mystery. 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?
With steamy romance, graphic love scenes, and a quirky story of what people do for love this erotic romance is for adults only.

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From Elodie
Just a little about me to let your readers know who I am.

I live in the United Kingdom and I work in an antiques shop as well as writing. I have two dogs that keep me fit with their need for walks. I love the countryside and the coast.
I write romance, contemporary, and erotic with a twist of mystery, suspense, or the paranormal, now and then. I like to make the story unusual in some way, by a quirk in the tale. My books are always steamy.

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