Welcome to Author Spotlights on Mondays! This week my guest is Elle Boon, paranormal erotic romance author at Siren Publishing. Read on to find out more about her and her first book, Selena's Men, from her Ravens of War series! She's also giving away an ebook copy to one lucky commenter!
I’m a full-time wife and mother of two who has loved to read and write since childhood. I survived cancer and decided I could do anything, setting personal goals then and there. Four years later, after meeting many wonderful writers who allowed me to beta read for them, whom I can now call friends, I decided to write a book. Several years later I’ve attained my first goal, becoming a published author.
I love to write and have all kinds of stories in my head waiting to be written. The best part about my new journey is that if I don’t like it, I can re-write it, unlike real life, so I always make sure there’s a happy ending.
I’m creating new worlds, and I hope you all enjoy them with me. I can guarantee you’ll always have a hero or two you’ll love, and a heroine you’ll want to be.
Me: Do you prefer to write single title or series? Why?
Elle: I prefer to write series, because I love the continuation of being able to build a world where I can revisit old friends. I also love reading series, so I assume other reader do too. I'm a reader first and an author second :)
Me: I love a good conflict. What draws your main characters to each other and keeps them apart?
Elle: My characters are drawn together by an invisible bond, but they are sexually attracted for obvious reasons. The Ravens have one woman who is meant for them called their Fated, when they find her there's no mistaken on the mens part. In Selena's Men they are separated by the god Cronus. Both men will do anything to save her.
Me: What’s your favorite sub-genre (contemporary, sci-fi, etc.) to write? To read?
Elle: I love to read and write paranormal, whether it be about shifters, gods, or vampires, as long as there is a happily ever after at the end. But I also love to read a good modern day western or one about a biker club. I just haven't written one yet :)
Me: I usually get plot ideas in the shower and while driving. When/where does inspiration strike you?
Elle: Inspiration is a funny thing. I think I've gotten ideas for books, or scenes for books pretty much everywhere, even church lol. The last place that really sticks out was when me and my family were house hunting a couple weeks back. The tub in the master bedroom makes a presence in book 2 of my Ravens of War.
Me: What new stories are you working on?
Elle: I just finished book 2, Two For Tamara, and am working on book 3, Jaklyn's Saviors. These are all ménage and are part of my Ravens of War series with Siren Publishing. I also just finished 2 other books that I hope to submit to a couple publishers at Lori Fosters Readers Appreciation Weekend in June. One is about an elemental called Smokejumpers. The other is a shifter story that I hope to make a series called The Mystic Wolves, Accidentally Wolf set it Mystic South Dakota.
But the Gods aren’t done with them. Zeus needs them to find his lost daughter and time is running out for all of them. As the three lovers are consumed with passion, they find themselves thrust in a fight for their lives.
Cronus the dethroned King of the Gods has found the missing Goddess and plans to use her as the ultimate weapon for revenge. He’ll use her to regain the throne on Mount Olympus, killing his son Zeus at the same time. Max and Malcolm are willing to do anything, even share Selena, but they will die before they give her up.
The change in the atmosphere was a palpable thing to Selena. One minute she’d been watching her employees go through the different routines on the bar, and the next she was on top the glossy surface and showing them it was okay to do a little improvisation.
With her favorite jean skirt and tank top with the bar’s logo bedazzled across the front and a pair of well-worn, fire-engine red cowgirl boots, she started stomping to the beat. By the time the chorus began, she’d shuffled across the bar with her arms up, and the straw hat on her head bobbed along with the words. She stopped abruptly and did an exaggerated hip swivel, facing her bartenders, and smiled. It wasn’t a sweet, “aww look how cute I am” lift of her lips. No, as Tamara was fond of saying it was her “girl’s gonna do something crazy” look.
Selena raised her left arm in the air and brought her right arm out, swooshing her hand through the air as if she were slapping something. The tempo increased, and with each slap of her hand she moved her ass back and forth, increasing the pace as the beat to the music became faster and faster.
When the last note blared out she stomped first one booted foot then the other, the sound echoing around the now silent bar. She shrugged her shoulders, looked over at Tamara and winked. Not stopping to think, she jumped, flipping off the mahogany surface, landing in a crouch onto the matching floor.
The stunned silence that met her little show was a bit disarming, but Selena was anything but shy.
All eyes had turned toward the entryway and the two men who filled the space with their presence. Both men’s eyes glittered with a feral light that sent a shiver of fear down her spine. With their hands fisted at their sides, they looked like warriors who were barely holding themselves in check.
Light and dark filtered through her befuddled brain. Although they were clearly identical outside with dark hair and the bluest eyes she’d ever seen in real life, there was a difference inside.
The vague sense that she knew these two men intimately gave her a start, but she lifted a shoulder and dismissed the crazy images flashing in her mind. Selena couldn’t very well meet the two men while having dirty daydreams.
Making her way to where they stood frozen to the spot, she tried to control the full-body shake that ran through her. With her heart threatening to burst out of her chest, she put on a brave face.
All her being wanted to make everyone in the club disappear so she could lay claim to the men whose sole focus was pointed straight at her.
“Howdy, boys,” Selena said in her best southern drawl. With her hand extended and smile firmly in place, she reached out to greet the one she believed was Max first.
The first to recover grasped her hand, and with the same ability she’d always had she knew it was Malcolm who gripped her fingers in a gentle embrace. For such a large man he was surprisingly gentle, just like Max had been earlier.
“It’s nice to finally meet you, Selena,” Malcolm said.
“You must be Malcolm?”
He looked at his brother, then turned a wide grin back to her. “Yep…That’s me. I’m the better-looking, smarter and all-around best twin.”
A muscle ticked in the other’s jaw before he took a deep breath and reached for the hand still enclosed within Malcolm’s.
“It’s very nice to see you again Selena, you look amazing,” Max murmured. “Do you usually get up there and um…dance like that?”
Selena wasn’t sure if he sounded angry or jealous, like he wanted to toss her over his shoulder and hide her away. The notion sent a thrill to her core, which worried her. She tugged her palm out of his grasp, tossed her hair over her shoulder to cover her nervousness or whatever she was suddenly feeling for them. Wanting two men she’d basically just met to go all Neanderthal on her ass wasn’t her.
She snorted. “As often as I can, yes.”
Malcolm nudged Max’s shoulder. “Great…I mean you dance really well.”
The growl that Max answered his brother’s statement with could’ve been agreement.
“Would you guys like a drink and then a tour? The employees were just getting ready to go grab some dinner before the opening.”
They had about three hours before the doors officially opened, giving Selena a little breather.
“How about you give us a tour first? Do you have an office here, too?” Malcolm asked.
The question was asked casually, but the heat radiating off both men was anything but casual.
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/selenas-men
Selena sounds like a feisty woman, doesn't she?! Remember to comment by midnight (EDT) on Wednesday for a chance to win a copy of Selena's Men!
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