Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Some Like It Hotter is pleased to welcome back Elodie Parkes, for the cover reveal of her new release, The Old Star.

Hi Christi,

Thank you for inviting me to your fabulous blog to celebrate the release of my erotic romance, The Old Star with a cover reveal.

The love story has paranormal threads, a little mystery and magic, it’s erotic and I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I loved writing it.

The idea came to me when I was working. Sometimes in my job I have to travel to places where an antique has been offered for sale to the place I work. I had to go look at a chaise longue that was in a semi derelict house. The place was going to be demolished and so I was to buy the item, get it loaded in the truck and bring it back to the store. The guy selling it was just lovely. He and another hunk loaded the chaise longue into the pick-up for me. I’m small and slim so I generally get the help, but this guy was extra helpful and yummy. (Pity we passed each other like ships in the night). The house was spooky and the chaise longue, although needing reupholstering, was great. On the way back to work the story of ‘The Old Star’ dropped into my head. The title had been with me for a few weeks after I saw an old building with that name plaque hanging off the ruins, next to a burned out barn.

Here’s the blurb for the book. It’s releasing from Hot Ink on Kindle August 23, so look out for it, and check my blog for the buy links. In the meantime, here is the cover reveal and a chance to enter the prize draw:

The Old Star

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 have three trailers too, (smiles), fun to make, one is widescreen, another two are standard, the sexy new one has different music, but I guess I like them all. I’d love for your readers to check them out.
Sexy new trailer The Old Star August 23 release from Hot Ink 

Here’s an excerpt:
‘I have to win her back. I need her to be mine. When she visits me again, I’ll make sure she wants me, needs me…needs my kiss, my touch.’ He was bordering on desperation and it shocked him. He’d never been in such a bad way.

Owen heard the door open and his heart started beating faster. He turned. ‘Its Cathy and she’s alone. She’s brought me coffee. She looks sad.’

“What’s wrong Cathy?”

She held out the cup of coffee.

“I brought you a cup of coffee.”

He smiled. “I see that. Who was that man with you? I thought you said there was no one special in your life.”

Cathy came close and tried to get him to take the cup from her. When he wouldn’t, she placed it a few steps away on the floor, and went back to stand in front of him.

“He’s a friend. He’s tried to get me to see him romantically, but I can’t.”

Owen knew this was the truth by the look on her face and the tone of her voice. He wanted to hug her to his body, and feel her real and soft in his arms.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2013

I’m running a celebration prize draw because I am so excited about this book.

First Prize, WIN a $25 Amazon gift voucher to buy what you want and the kindle copy of The Old Star gifted from Amazon

Second prize, WIN a kindle copy gifted from Amazon of both The Old Star and The Winter Girl the latest release erotic romances.

The Winter Girl
Lily Prescott is only just over a relationship break up when she decides to take up residence in a house left to her by her recently deceased grandmother. Her corporate law job takes a back seat as she licks her wounds in the small country town. She looks around the main shopping street and discovers people who will befriend her, but she also runs into the town’s most eligible bachelor and secret bad boy, Starr Forrester.

Loved for his lifelong association with the town, Starr hides his methods for staying single well from his friends. He’s nearly thirty, gorgeous, a designer, owns a business and on the lookout for his ‘Winter Girl’….

Will it be Lily? What is a ‘Winter girl’?
Fun, sex, romance and a little twist of the paranormal, makes this a must read erotic romance.

Third prize, WIN the kindle copy gifted from Amazon of The Last Time

The Last Time
Steamy, erotic romance with a twist of mystery. Actor Seth Carbery swears he will never fall in love again, that is until he meets private detective Bethany Snow.

Something strange is going on. Seth and other members of the movie cast and crew are receiving threatening letters, but no threat has ever been carried out... yet. Bethany Snow is sent on location by the Black Agency to investigate, and guard Seth Carbery against danger.

The case is not what it first seems and even when Bethany thinks it could be over, a new twist means she becomes a target.

Seth and Bethany find they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Who is sending the letters and why? Does Seth have a secret admirer or stalker?
With steamy romance, graphic love scenes, and a quirky story of what people do for love this erotic romance is for adults only.

ALL prizes are international. Please enter via the rafflecopter and leave the address your prize would be gifted to if you win one of the three prizes. Choose any of the entry requirements not all.

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From Elodie
Just a little about me to let your readers know who I am.

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.

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1 comment:

Elodie Parkes said...

Hi Christi,
Thank you for hosting me on your blog today :-) great fun