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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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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Darcy Delany - New Release - Sweet Revenge

Hi guys. You know Valentine's Day is coming up. Not everyone likes to celebrate the day of luurve. Some people flat out loathe it. A friend of mine has a new release today and she's taken Valentine's Day and added a vengeful twist! I love this concept. Check it out.

Revenge is a dish best served cold according to Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, but Darcy Delany turns up the heat in Sweet Revenge.

Murderous grandmothers, harried husbands and bullied employees take matters into their own hands in this entertaining collection of short stories from a sassy storyteller.










Does Valentine’s day give you a sinking feeling? 
Darcy Delany hears you!
Sweet Revenge is an anti-Valentine’s Day offering from Darcy Delany. She dropped by today to tell us a little more about this book.

Valentine’s Day is not a day everyone enjoys, so I wanted to create a collection of stories for those feeling cranky with cupid on February 14!

Ever since reading the The Count of Monte Christo I’ve become intrigued by stories of revenge, particularly in relation to love. For those who haven’t read that book, it’s the story of one man’s intricate retribution on those who had him falsely imprisoned, resulting in his fiancĂ© marrying another. What struck me about the story was how easily the passion of love can be turned in other directions, and how devastatingly effective that redirected energy can be. 

My characters in Sweet Revenge are every day people who have been pushed to their limits, are sick of waiting for karma to start working, and take action in entertaining ways. We’ve all had those moments, whether we want to admit it publicly is another matter! They’re stories to make people smile when they’re having a bad day - letting them take revenge vicariously, without the stress of plotting and planning!


Darcy Delany writes fiction with sassy heroines and heroes you love to love!
She makes a mean sangria and loves karaoke.

You can find out more about Darcy and her work on her website at www.storieswithsass.com.au
Or subscribe to her newsletter, Sassy Snippets.

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