THE LAST TIME and Elodie Parkes with giveaway


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

I live in rural England, 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. 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.

I started writing when I was seventeen. Life intervened in my writing time and I stopped serious writing for some time. I started writing again seriously a couple of years ago, because I had so many stories in my head.

I write contemporary, erotic romance, and sometimes even in the middle of writing the steamiest scene, I will suddenly realize something is not quite right and it will have me grinning.

Take my new release, The Last Time. I have to smile at the journey made to the principal characters’ names, and quietly wonder if anyone will notice what I am about to spill the beans on to you readers here.

The two characters that fall in love were originally called Anna and Graeme. Then a very well-known trilogy used the name Anna and her beau was called ‘Mr.Gray’, and I decided I couldn’t possibly let my characters have those names.

I considered new names for a week, unable to write until I had my darlings re-named.

I came up with Seth and Bethany, and her brother would be Jake.

I settled to write and wrote happily for a few days until…. wham…in the middle of a love scene steaming up the screen of my laptop, I suddenly realized Seth was calling Bethany, ‘Beth’ and she naturally was calling him, Seth. That didn’t seem right…Beth and Seth?

I went on a rampage through baby name websites looking for names I liked for these characters as much as Seth and Bethany and then…exhausted and out of chocolate biscuits I decided Seth wouldn’t ever shorten his loved one’s name. It would always be Bethany, and even her brother would stay with Bethany.

Hallelujah for MS Word, as only a few minutes later I could once more let my sweethearts fall in love on the page.

The book is a love story, with threads of mystery. It is also supposed to be a fun and sometimes wistful look at what people do for love. How it sometimes drives them to things they would not normally do.

The Last Time, published by Eternal Press.

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? DoesSethhave 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.



“We have webcams up and the program we use can be set to watch nighttime activity.” She said softly, looking at his perfectly kissable lips.

Seth’s eyes had darkened at her and his gaze was dreamy.

“You’re kidding, what if a cat walked by?” He moved slightly closer to her as they stood by the table.

“Oh the heat signature wouldn’t register enough to set the alarm off” she answered, and she leaned slightly towards him.

Sethlooked a little amused. “So I can’t go anywhere at night without you bursting out of your trailer? You do know I work far into the night sometimes?”

He was very close, andBethanywondered how she could keep her hands off him.

“We wouldn’t have that part of the program set at those times. I can explain everything to you some other time. Right now it’s very late, and you have to be on set tomorrow. I’d better go.”


Sethdidn’t want her to go. He was desperate to kiss her. He looked into her blue eyes, and then at her lovely mouth and creamy skin with its sprinkle of freckles. He reached out a hand and gently held her face.

“It’s already tomorrow,” he said, and he kissed her.


Find Elodie online:

where you can read lots of snippets from my erotic romance novels, meet other authors and read snippets from their books.

Elodie on FB


Goodreads Blog


Manic Readers

The Romance Reviews



Find Elodie’s books:

Millie reinvented

Millie reinvented Amazon UK

Two of Them

Two of Them Amazon UK

 The Horoscope Writer

The Horoscope Writer Amazon UK

A Celtic Tapestry

A Celtic Tapestry Amazon UK

A Celtic Tapestry Amazon Ca

A Celtic Tapestry Kobo


Barnes & Noble



They are available on Apple iBooks

Enter the rafflecopter draw to win $25 US, or £25 GB Amazon gift card and an ebook basket, of all five of Elodie’s erotic romance books released to date.

Millie Reinvented, Two of them,The Horoscope Writer,  A Celtic Tapestry in which Elodie has a short, The Picnic, and The Last Time.

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This Post Has One Comment

  1. Great book trailer and I’m off to promo for you.

    Congratulations on the release!

    Marika Weber

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