Elodie Parkes is back and this time she brings two new romance books from Hot Ink Press to the Spicy Butterfly Garden. Welcome back, Elodie!
Thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new release romance books.
The Flower Box and Candy Hearts, were released very close together, February 7 and 14 by Hot Ink Press.
Contemporary, erotic romance, and without my usual twist of paranormal, fantasy or magic, I’ve enjoyed writing these love stories. They are both Valentine’s Day oriented stories, but can be read anytime. Although they fit into the category of erotic romance, because the bedroom door is open, they are classic romance stories with happy endings.
The Flower Box (February 7) Novella
Alice longs for love. Oliver wants to give her flowers and candy until he thinks she has another lover. Will his jealously drive him away from Alice or straight into her arms?
Candy Hearts (February 14) a Hot Ink Single
Tom found a new job, but can he find love?
Working in a surf coast hotel seems like the remedy for his previous unhappiness, but as Valentine’s Day approaches, Tom realizes he’s lonely, and looks around for someone to love.
Five behind the scenes facts from Elodie about The Flower Box and Candy Hearts
- Candy Hearts was originally going to be titled, A Piece of my Heart. I changed it as I realized the importance of the hearts in the story.
- Amber Tom’s ex in Candy Hearts was originally called Susie. Then I realized there’s a Susie in my book The Winter Girl.
- The Flower Box was originally titled, A Random act of Kindness and then I decided it wasn’t a very hot title for an erotic romance.
- I very nearly had a male rival for Oliver in, The Flower Box and then decided it wasn’t much of a twist and I do like my twists so I changed the story.
- I designed five covers for The Flower Box and couldn’t decide which one I liked best. Even now, I’m not convinced I chose the one with the right color scheme. I always do that to myself, design heaps of graphics, and then can’t choose. (laughs)
Excerpt From The Flower Box 18+
She pressed her neck against his face as he sucked.
He pulled her skirt up around her waist and kissed up to her ear. “I want you,” he whispered into her ear and she gasped. Oliver pushed her pantyhose down around her thighs. He kissed her lips, and felt her part them to moan as he slid his hand between her legs. She was wet and his cock jerked. His breath came in short gasps as he pushed two fingers into her pussy. The feel of her inner muscles around his fingers sent a spike of sensation through his cock. He thought he’d come right then as his hips thrust in response to her opening her legs wider for his hand. He murmured against her mouth. “You feel so good. I can’t wait to get you home.”
Alice kissed him. “Let’s go. I’m desperate for you.”
Her words made his cock leak. He wondered if he could make it to her car. He took his fingers from her pussy and lingered with his fingertips against her clit.
She held his shoulders and kissed him hard.
Oliver took his fingers from her clit and rested his face against hers. “Sorry, Alice, does anyone else use this path?”
Her voice was low as she answered against his cheek. “Not usually.”
He hugged her. “That’s good.” He moved from her
She made a little sound as he pulled her pantyhose up.
He held her face and kissed her tenderly. “Let’s go.”
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014
Buy Candy Hearts here: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00IFG1FVY
Excerpt from The Flower Box
“Three years. How can that have happened? You’re smoking hot. I can’t understand why you don’t have a man right now waiting anxiously for you to come home.” Oliver’s tone was sincere and Alice felt sad. She couldn’t understand it either. She looked at him aware tears welled in her eyes, even more embarrassed.
“There’s no one.”
Oliver kissed her again. This time he held her face. His lips were gentle on hers, and full of tenderness. When he stopped kissing her, he leaned back and smiled.
“That has to change.”
It made Alice smile and the tears receded. Their coffee arrived. Oliver asked her again about her work and she told him. He made a sound of admiration when he discovered the shop was hers and a sound of sympathy when he heard how long she worked each day. They sipped at their coffee and gazed into each other’s eyes. When Oliver took her hand and began to stroke her wrist as they talked, she went weak. Her breasts heavy with desire, she felt her nipples grazed by the lace of her bra. Her pussy throbbed. He surrounded her with his masculinity, the air charged with sexual longing. She looked into his eyes and took the chance.
“Oliver, come home with me.”
He nodded. “Okay.” He picked up the flimsy paper tab that was left by the waiter. Took his wallet from his back pocket and put a folded note under the saucer with it.
He took Alice by the hand and led her from the café. Outside he stopped. “My car is a way off, in the park car lot. There’s a taxi rank around the corner.”
Alice moved closer. “My car is behind my shop. I have a little parking space there. Let’s get that.”
Oliver smiled and kissed her on the forehead. “Let’s.” He slipped his arm around her shoulders to walk back to her shop.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014
Buy The Flower Box here: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00IA7OUWO
Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.
Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.