Friday, March 13, 2015
Author Interview with Elodie Parkes
Five questions for the author Elodie Parkes is with me today, as she celebrates the release of, Rescuing Cade, from Evernight Publishing. Hi, Elodie, welcome Cost to Coast Book Besties blog. I have five questions for you today. They’re hopefully different from the usual author interviews you do.... Hi, it’s great to be here. (Smiles) 1. Tell us a secret about your books, anything that springs to mind as long as you’ve never told anyone before. Yikes, that will blow the secret, then, huh. (Grins) Okay here we go. This is scary. It’s not about my new release, Rescuing Cade, from Evernight, but about, Candle Magic, my Dec 23 release with Siren. In my stories there’s always the tiniest part of truth from either my life or from some real life situation and I never tell anyone. In Candle Magic, my heroine, Simi, tells Jason, my hero, about her family. That part is a truth and it’s about me. Jason is part spirit, part angel made human through the magical connections Simi has triggered by finding a candlestick and buying old candles from an antique shop. Here’s the snippet. Reluctantly he pulled away from her lips. “I’m sorry I don’t have a Christmas gift for you. I’d like to have brought you something.” Surprise showed in her eyes as he gazed at her. “I have nothing for you either, but we have each other today, and if I hadn’t met you last night, I would be alone today, and from what you’ve said about family, so would you.” Jason rocked her in his arms, incredibly pleased at what she’d said. “We do have each other. What happened to your family, your parents? Is that prying?” he added, aware it might be something horrible that Simi wouldn’t want to reveal. “They moved out of the country. They disowned me. I don’t know why really. They just stopped replying to my emails and calls.” Startled by this sad revelation, Jason hugged her. “I’m so sorry. Do you think something might have happened to them?” He made a mental note to check on that if he returned to the ether. Simi leaned back in his arms. “Nothing has. I check on them.” She grinned then continued. “They have a surf and ski shop. It has webcams up that show the interior and exterior of the shop to the world. I check it out when I’m online. I see them in there.” Astounded, Jason stared at her. There were no words to express his surprise, empathy, or sorrow at this bizarre situation. She must have become embarrassed because she bowed her head silently. Jason crushed her to his chest, his hand in her hair and his arm around her waist. “Hell, Simi, that must hurt you. I don’t know what to say.” He rocked her again, stroking along her back in an attempt to convey comfort and care. He remembered the Kris Kringle gift, and seeking to lighten the mood, he reminded Simi. “You have that gift from your office party. Open it. It will be fun to see what someone got for you.” Copyright Elodie Parkes, Siren Publishing. Thank you for sharing that secret. I’m tempted to ask what the secret fact is in Rescuing Cade, but … on to the next question. 2. What do you like most about sex? Oh no. (Laughs) That’s worse than giving up a secret. I’ll answer. I have no ‘like most’ I like it all. Let’s face it sex is yummy. 3. I see you post a number of gorgeous guys pics on your Facebook page and blog. What part of a man’s body turns you on most? I like that V shape on a man’s hips, especially when there’s a fine line of hair running down to his … I like shoulders and eyes and stubble and hard asses, then there’s thighs and lips. (Sighs) 4. What’s your favorite cocktail? Is that a trick question? I actually don’t drink alcohol. I have allergies and I discovered that alcoholic makes them all worse. 5. Are you wearing a matching bra and panties right now? I am. (She laughs) I most often do. I love pretty underwear, lacey stuff, stockings and garter belts. I’m mostly seen in jeans, boots, and leather jackets, but under them is black silk and lace. I read a jokey thing on Facebook that said only in erotic romance is the girl wearing matching bra and panties. I don’t think that’s true.