Today I welcome back an author who has been here before, Elodie Parkes. She writes steamy stuff, so those that want to read the sizzling hot excerpts will have to click here to be zoomed to my adult blog, for all others sit back and enjoy the cleaned versions.
Thank you for inviting me to your blog with my new Hot Ink Press release,
The first thing people ask me concerning this release is about the title. They say ‘is that a typo, shouldn’t it be Love at First Sight?’ No, it’s not a typo :-). This book is a duo of red-hot contemporary romance stories, Pina Colada and Handy Hubby Hire. The stories feature a love at first sight thread, but initially it’s huge physical attraction to each other when the couples meet. They sigh with lust and then the romance develops.
Sounds like two very nice reads, can you tell us more?
I can do better, here’s the blurb for Handy Hubby Hire.
Tired of the maintenance jobs mounting up in her house, Sara hires a handyman. She never dreams someone like Griffen Fox will show up to fix the faucets and back yard gate. Sparks fly, but will they lose their heart to each other?
And for Pina Colada
When Emma takes a long weekend vacation in a warm beach resort, she meets the very handsome Matt Tyler. They spend an idyllic few days together. Will this only be a holiday romance?
I wanted my male characters in the two stories to be very different personalities and yet still similarly alpha enough to go for the girl they wanted sexually right away.
Matt Tyler in Pina Colada is fun and almost dares the heroine, Emma, to engage in lust driven sex. He also gives her romantically exactly what she needs on her holiday break in the sun. Picture the white sandy beaches, the pale green almost transparent ocean, frangipani perfumed, warm night air and a drop-dead gorgeous man, who wants you …bad.
Griffen Fox in Handy Hubby Hire is visually a bad boy, muscled with a swirling, black tattoo and an old truck. He’s capable and calm, but underneath the professional exterior simmers … sex … lust and red-hot desire for the heroine, Sara, as soon as he sees her.
He tells her what he’s going to do. He gives her what she’s longing for and then …something happens to him … something unexpected.
As the writer I like Matt very much, but Griffen, well, he’s an absolute darling.
I designed and produced the book cover using Handy Hubby Hire as the inspiration. It took some time tracing the stock photography of the truck and had other people in it, which I edited out and then I found my couple. I love this premise, with the sexy guy holding his lover up against him and nuzzling her neck. I hope it gives a feel for the originality of the stories, their heroes and heroines that could be you and the sexually charged atmosphere of hot summer encounters.
As readers you no doubt want to know a little bit more about Elodie. I found her prepared to lift the veil just a little and this is what she told me.
Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy — cool stories and hot love scenes.
She lives in Canterbury with her two dogs and works in an antique emporium by day while writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
Elodie writes for Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, Secret Cravings, Evernight, and Siren Publishing. She has also released titles as an individual indie author.
You can find Elodie online on her Blog, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, ARe, Bookstrand, Evernight, TRR, and ManicReaders.
‘Love at First Sigh’ is on launch special at .99 cents and .77 GBp on Amazon initially so click here to grab it fast.
Of course there’s nothing stopping you from checking out a few reviews first on Goodreads.