Friday, 6 October 2017

Fixation Friday—Ellie Jean—Guest Interview


Please welcome Ellie Jean to The Flare Up! 
Ellie's debut novel, Sweet Deception, released on October 4th. She's kindly agreed to answer some questions so that you can all get to know her better.
She's also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card for one lucky reader!



What inspired you to write erotic-contemporary romance? 

After a few years of reading this genre of novels, a story stated to take hold of my mind. It would escape my mind. It was probably a year after that, that I thought I should give it ago and just write. I started writing and although it has taken a while and a lot of persistence, I finally have a novel of which I am proud of. 


Which one of your characters was the hardest for you to write and why? 

Isla- she is vulnerable and been through a lot, so trying to capture this and also show the readers that she is strong was difficult. 


Which authors have influenced your writing?

I love reading contemporary romance with die hard romantics, MC books, alpha males and males with mafia ties. J. Kenner, Meredith Wilde, Jamie Begley and recently S. Nelson, Meghan March and Jodi Ellen Malpas, have all inspired me with their protective and passionate leading men. 


What is one genre that you’d never write? 

Paranormal as I wouldn’t know where to start! 


Have you ever based a character on a real person? 

No. I only wish/dream I knew some really broad chested, muscular, tattooed protective and passionate men who will do anything for the woman they love. 


What’s the one book that you’ve read that you’ll always remember and read repeatedly? 

Christina Lauren’s Beautiful series! They are hilarious, swoon worthy and great reads. 


Happy endings—yes or not always? 

Yes please…Always- I like to think we all deserve and hope for one in our own lives. 


What’s the worst/ best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

Best piece of advice: It was from one of my Beta readers. She told me not to sit on this novel but I must get it out into the world so readers can enjoy it. 


What is something that a reader will find in your books that they won’t find in others? 

The story line is a little different to most out there with the problems be unlike what most readers are used to. 


Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. 

I am a huge, huge Disneyland Fan… I would go every year if I could and more if I lived anywhere near one. Being In Australia limits my trips but I have been extremely lucky to go three times and I’d still go back for more! 


If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be? 

Paris. I just want to see the Art galleries, museum, the romance of the streets and shops and then of course Disneyland. 


Quiet night in, or big crowds and live music? Which would you choose? 

Quiet night in with the Hubby minus the children, with some Bacardi/coke and chocolates and a good movie sounds like heaven.
Thank you, Ellie! Best of luck with the release.
Read on for more about the book.


I can’t let any man get too close to me…ever. But he’s the only man who has made me want to risk everything.

On my knees, looking up at Alex Raven changed my life irrevocably. Self-assured and powerful, his presence commanded attention…especially that of women. Intoxicated by what I wasn’t allowed, I entangled Alex in my web of lies and deceit…better known as my past and present. Shouldering his own secrets, he freely gave me his trust and protection. But would pulling him into my world be the future I so craved? Or mean the end for us both?

Isla:

I want to be a normal twenty-four year old.
With a normal job. A normal family and a normal relationship.
But I know that it is impossible.
I’m not allowed.
EVER…
The Boss owns me.
Fooling myself into believing differently plays havoc with my mind.
The small reprieve from my normal life has thrown me into a tailspin.
His large powerful hands and the strength and passion he takes me with makes me forget reality.
Devouring my body expertly, making me scream his name over and over is my new favorite
pastime. Nothing else matters.
Making me reckless and deceitful.
But he wants me so badly. His words, his touch and his actions show me without a shadow of a doubt.
He protects what is his.
Will I still be his when I reveal my normal life? Or will we both pay for my deception?

Alex:

My life is routine, busy, dangerous and with little privacy.
I’m consumed with my multimillion dollar ‘Raven Resort and Casino’ unless my family needs my help.
Discreetly, silencing any problems.
My dick, my brain and very quickly my heart has different ideas.
Her curves, the way her body melts under my touch, her voice when I take over her completely and the persistent need to fiercely protect her throws my ordered life into chaos.
I simply can’t get enough of her.
I can tell she is trying to fight us.
She has secrets. But I do too.
There is one thing I know without any confusion - She will be mine…





Ellie Jean is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader!



My wonderful life consists of my everyday job and looking after my 3 boys and husband. In my 'spare' time I like to try and do some writing.
I love cooking especially desserts and anything chocolate. I am a self confessed chocoholic!
I also love making craft, painting, drawing, cross stitch and calligraphy. But there isn't much time for these at the moment.
Sometimes I just love to grab a cup of tea and read a good, (maybe erotic) romance novel and have some peace and quiet.


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Monday, 2 October 2017

Book Store Signing—Finding Home Official Release!


Hello lovelies! It has been a long time since I've written a blog post, but I thought I'd drop in and give you the update on what's happening.

I'm currently writing Convincing You, book 2 in the Sensing Series. This one is a bit more complicated with several plot lines that cross over, so it's a bit more challenging. I love to push myself to do better and I'm revelling in the experience. I think this might be my favourite couple out of all my books, and it's mostly set in Australia, so I feel more at home.

I'm also writing another book that is a stand-alone. Definitely not a romance. I'll be publishing that under a different pen name because it's something else altogether. I can't tell you much more than that. Stay tuned for more info.

GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY

This Friday, I have a special guest on the blog. Author, Ellie Jean, is celebrating the release of her debut novel, Sweet Deception, and she'll be dropping in to answer some questions.
She's also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, so don't miss it!

BOOK SIGNINGS


It's less than 3 weeks until Riveting Reads Australia.
I'm getting so excited about this event.
Check out the website if you don't already have your ticket.

AND ...

This Saturday (October 7th) I'll be signing copies of my books at Books @ Stones in Brisbane between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Come and say hi!

Visit the Facebook EVENT page.

Don't know where it is?
Check out the WEBSITE.

Happy reading!
Cheers
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