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.
About the book,
The Old Star, an August 23, 2013 release from Hot Ink Press, and author Elodie Parkes
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.
I’ve brought along my hero and heroine from the book today so sparks might fly a little.
Meet Cathy Faraday and Owen Sheringham
Cathy would you like to tell the readers about how you and Owen met?
Cathy: Actually no because I think that would be a spoiler, don’t you Owen?
Owen: I agree, let’s tell the readers about the first time we made love instead.
Cathy: Okay…well, I was very attracted to Owen right away. He’s my ideal, and I’d always knew I would need a man who made my heart pound the minute I saw him. It was love at first sight for me and I know what you’re thinking…that doesn’t exist…although I don’t think Owen fell for me right away did you?
Owen: I might have, and not known it. I was in a dark place when you came along.
Cathy: We fell into each other’s arms quickly though. I just let myself take what you offered.
Owen: I noticed that, as you dug your fingertips into my waist and moaned. (smiles)
Cathy: I seem to remember you moaning too.
Owen: You’re so very sexy darlin’ (Owen puts his arm around her shoulders and Cathy kisses his ear. Now he’s holding her head with a handful of her hair and…now they are kissing…)
Author: We are in public you two. How about telling the story?
(They stop kissing, but remain cuddled against each other. Owen is stroking Cathy’s neck. I’m ignoring it.)
Cathy: Well we actually made love when there were cleaners in the rest of the house. It’s a long story, but a locksmith was about to arrive to. It was just impossible to resist being with Owen. It was delicious. (sighs and kisses Owen on the jaw)
Author: Owen tell us something about Cathy, how would you describe her in a few words?
Owen: Cathy is strong, sexy, intelligent, pretty. She has her own business. She’s friendly too, helps people. She’s mine, which I’m so thankful for. I can’t imagine living without her now.
Cathy: That’s a lovely thing to say, I feel the same about you…(is trailing her fingertips around on his chest muscles, good thing he’s wearing a shirt. I’ll ask another question)
Cathy describe Owen in a few words.
Cathy: He’s loving, he’s sexy, and surprising too. He’s creative and generous. He can still be a bad boy though…he swears…I’m used to it and sometimes it’s sexy…
Owen: Let’s just give the readers an excerpt to read.
Author: I think that might be a good idea
Here’s the excerpt G rated:
The room she could see through the opening was huge. It was filled with sunlight and as Cathy walked in, she realized the room took up the whole of the top floor. There were big windows on each side and these were not covered with newspaper, or the brown paper. Cathy shook her head clearing her thoughts. She felt sure she’d seen paper at these windows when she was standing in the back garden looking up.
Suddenly she realized someone was there at the far end. It was a man in jeans and a T-shirt, and he was painting the window frame. Cathy froze. She wasn’t supposed to come up here, but surely she ought to be informed if anyone was in the building. When she moved in, her client information would need the strictest privacy and security.
The man turned around and Cathy’s heart flipped. He was quite simply the most attractive man she had ever seen. He walked halfway down the room and stopped.
“Who are you?” His voice was low, husky, and as attractive as he was.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2013