Roll Out the Red Carpet #BlogHop ~ #Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing. Our authors are ROCKSTARS so we're showing them off. #giveaway #erotic

Roll Out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing!
We're rolling out the Red Carpet for Evernight Authors during our 4th Birthday Celebration! Our authors are ROCKSTARS so we're showing them off with reviews, interviews and book spotlights, and giveaways to enter.
Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight's smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.
Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!
Answer my question (asked after the post) in the comments for a chance to win (be sure to include your email address
Grand Prizes:
~ Choice of Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
~ $100 Amazon GC
~ $50 Evernight GC
My individual blog prize, a copy of The Summer Heat gifted from Amazon for kindle.
Evernight website and AllRomance eBook sales will run during and after the blog. 
Birthday Bash eBooks Sales:
Evernight Website sale: Oct 3 -13
All eBooks on will be 50% off throughout the blog hop. This is the largest sale of the year! 
AllRomance sale starts Oct 13

Interview with Evernight author, Elodie Parkes, courtesy of Kiru Taye blogger and author

Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself
I’m English and live in Kent right now. I work in a tourist driven antiques emporium. I have a couple of dogs and they often come to work with me if I’m traveling to pick up antiques or working in the renovating area, or the back offices where we do graphics and produce the auction brochures.

Q2) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Well, I’ve always written stuff. I don’t know that I wanted to be anything specific for a long time. I went to University (college) and I have three different degrees and grad. dips. Then when I couldn’t get work in any of the fields I’d studied I traveled for a couple of years doing all kinds of work in Europe and Australia. Then came back, applied for the job I have because I could use lots of my skills in it and there you are. I’ve written stories since I was seventeen and had a couple published in magazines, along with some poetry. I had stories on my computer for years before I finally submitted and was published again.

Q3) Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?
I don’t think anyone has influenced me. I’m influenced by the things I see, people who pass me, road signs, animals, the ocean, a picture, loads of things will just seed in my brain and hey presto a story evolves. Emotions influence me too. I have no favorite writers. I read widely and avidly, just gobble up books.

Q4) Can you tell us what a typical writing day for you is like. 
I don’t have a typical writing day. When I have any time at all, I just run at the laptop and write. (Smiles) In the winter when all the hours at work are cut a little, I might have a day that I allocate to a story that’s nagging me to write it. Then I sit down and write until I realize I’m starving or thirsty and my dogs are starting to prowl around the study wanting to go for a walk.

Q5) Let’s talk about your new Evernight book.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The Summer Heat
It’s an erotic romance ménage story. The inspiration came from a tree being cut down in the communal gardens of the cottages where I currently live. I didn’t even see it felled, but I was immensely saddened as this was a healthy young tree.
There are two very attractive men, lifelong friends who are my heroes. In my story, these gorgeous guys are cutting down a diseased tree in their garden, and that’s how they see Annabel, my heroine, move in next door.
She’s ready for love and although they don’t know it at first, so are they.

Here’s the blurb,
When lifelong friends Nate and Evan watch the arrival of a new neighbor, they never expect to find their friendship rocked by the lovely Annabel who moves into the empty house next door.
Annabel likes both Nate and Evan the moment she meets them. As they all grow close, will she be forced to choose between these gorgeous men?

Q6) How did you come up with the idea for this story?
It just dropped into my head. Seriously, that happens with most of my stories. I see something and within hours, a story has unfolded in my head. A signpost that I passed when I was driving home from a work trip inspired my last ménage story, with Evernight Publishing, ‘Swoop on Love’. A couple of friendly horses in a paddock inspired, ‘Night of the Horse.’ A pond inspired, ‘A Little Mysterious’, although it also helped that a truly delectable guy came into the emporium and talked with me about a Georgian table. He was the physical inspiration for Dhruv my vampire.
So finding a lovely tree had been felled in the gardens saddened me but also because the stump was left in the lawn there a story idea came to me. I was also hoping for a hot summer this year, having seen little sun last year and so the story was set in a hot summer, hence the title, ‘The Summer Heat.’

Q7) What is up next for you?
Siren Publishing= full length erotic romance, ‘Café in the Park’ is slated for release October on all major ebook sites and next March/April in print.
I have three stories on my computer in various stages of life. All erotic romance and all clamoring to be written, but I’m on hiatus at the moment from writing because of the long hours in my day job. I have to watch out not to be away from writing for too long though as it’s depressing. (smiles)
I have one story gone for submission.

Q8) What is the best piece of advice you would give to a budding writer?
Write, write, read, don’t be discouraged because it’s hard work and sometimes very disappointing but if you have a story to tell, tell it.

Q9) What is the next book on your To Read Pile that you are dying to jump into?
 Christine Feehan' s new Dark series release, ‘Dark Blood.’

Favorites Quiz from Elodie

Favorite city:
Favorite beverage:
Favorite place you’d like to visit:
Favorite place to write:
My desk by the window looking out across the countryside and woodland
Favorite hobby:
Can I have hobbies? Reading, walking, movies
Favorite movie:
Oh no (Laughs) I can’t choose a favorite movie. I love so many movies.
Favorite book:
As above, for heaven’s sake ( laughs)

About Elodie:
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.
Find Elodie online: Blog  Tumblr  Facebook  Twitter 

Read an excerpt 18+ rating

They got through her front door before they leapt on each other.
Nate didn’t know how they got their clothes off. The haze of lust at the deliciousness of her kisses fogged his brain. They were in Annabel’s living room, and he was already pounding into her.
Her lips brushed against his ear. Her whispers and moans mingled with his moaning.
He held her under the ass and fucked her hard as she clung to him.
Her hands on his shoulders, she met his thrusts with her hips raised.
His orgasm started with his balls tightening so that he thrust into her as deep as he could. Into his heart dropped the need to make sure she came. He slowed down, kissed her lips, nibbled down her neck, and sucked there.
She bucked her hips to his.
He ground his cock on her clit as he slid into her again.
She moaned into his mouth.
Her pussy clenched around his cock as she pressed her body against him, and he knew she was coming. It filled him with love. He didn’t need to pound into her to come. His orgasm flowed over him as he kissed her. It buckled his knees and weakened his thighs as the ripples of sensation jerked his cock inside her. Nate groaned as Annabel’s tongue touched the tip of his. He pressed his stomach against her enjoying the pressure and satin texture of her skin on his. A melting sensation drifted over him, and he rested his forehead on her shoulder.
“How do you feel?” He whispered against her ear.
She made a little sound, not quite a word.
He interpreted it as pleasure. That’s what it sounded like to him, as if she’d tasted something good. He lifted his head and kissed her tenderly. “Next time, maybe we can slow down, but I needed that so bad.”

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014 Evernight Publishing All Rights Reserved

Read a glittering review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 
By LBAS Book Blog

Oh my! This is one fabulously hot story. Annabel has just moved into a new neighbourhood next door to two hot men, Nate and Evan. She is attracted to both of them but is worried she is going to end up losing both of them.
Nate and Evan have been best of friends forever. They share a house and life although not in a sexual way. When Annabel moves in, Nate is the first to ask her out. But this causes a rift between his friendship with Evan. Evan wants Annabel too but knows he can't tread on his friend's toes.
How are they going to work this out?
I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. I loved all three characters and it has one of the most erotic love scenes I've ever read. I give this book full marks for that scene alone. I'm not going to give you spoilers. You seriously have to read it for yourself.

Q10, One last question, Elodie, describe your The Summer Heat characters for us in a few sentences.

Annabel. She’s ready for love and looking for someone after her last miserable relationship. I imagine her surprise when she meets Nate and Evan, and has strong attraction to both of them.

Nate: He’s gentle, kind, sensually sexy, very good looking. Friends mean a lot to him. You can feel safe and loved with him, but boy do you know when he’s made love to you.

Evan: Strong, alpha, hides his emotions, but sex just drips from his gorgeous body. He calls you babe and takes charge, all the while your soft skin under his fingertips blows his mind.

Question to answer in the comments to enter the giveaway draws
Who would you choose, Nate or Evan and why?


  1. They both have characteristics that I like in man. Like Nate is kind, gentle while Evan is alpha type. And I want those in one man. Probably thats the reason why Annabel got them both. So can I chose them both. Dont be cruel and make me chose.

  2. i'd pick evan..he sounds like my kind of man

  3. Although I really don't want to choose. my pick would be Evan only because he seems more domineering to me. Thanks for sharing I loved this book.

  4. Nate appeals more to me, but if it's a menage, then hey...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  5. I'd have to go with matter how sexy a man is, a woman needs for him to show his emotions. Perfect choice is BOTH! Adding this book to my TBR pile!

  6. I prefer Nate as the author says "He’s gentle, kind, sensually sexy, very good looking. Friends mean a lot to him. You can feel safe and loved with him, but boy do you know when he’s made love to you". He the kind of man I would like to get to know!!!


  7. It would have to be Nate for me!

  8. Evan because he's an alpha

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. My choice would be Nate, he is gentle, and he makes you feel safe and loved. I would feel more comfortable around him.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  10. Evan I love a strong alpha male who just a bit vulnerable on the inside and because I'm a strong women who needs a man who can handle her.

  11. I would pick Mate. He is so sweet and sexy. That's a great combination.

  12. I would pick Nate. He sounds like a nice guy.

  13. Why choose one? If I had to, probably Nate since he makes sure you know he cares. The strong silent type is attractive, but I need things said out loud.

  14. I would pick Evan because he takes charge.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  15. I would have to have both because they two side of a coin. can't have one without the other.

  16. I would prefer to have them both.

  17. If I could only pick 1, I'd probably go with Nate. Feeling safe and loved ranks just a touch higher than the typical alpha.

  18. Congrats on all of your success! Id go Evan. I love an alpha, plus, in a way, hes a nut to crack! I bet he feels more and harder. His love would be all consuming! Thank you for the fantastic hop!

  19. I'd pick Nate! He seems more like my type of guy. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  20. I'd choose them both, because I'm a Libra and can never decide and I'd totally be willing to give a polyamorous relationship a shot!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  21. Winners will be announced by the end of the week. Thank you all so much for visiting the blog and entering for the giveaways. Some individual blogs have already announced their winners. Use the linky list to check where you entered :-) Drop by Friday when winners should be posted here.

  22. Evernight is still tallying the results for the winners of the grand prizes.
    The Summer Heat , the prize on this blog has been won by Tabitha Tully in the random draw. Congrats Tabitha the kindle gift will be gifted in the next couple of days.

  23. Evernight winners:
    Kindle Fire HD: Jean P.
    $100 Amazon GC: Angie K.
    $50 Evernight GC: LaVida


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