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.
Today Elodie is talking about her new romantic mystery release, Jake Snow.
The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’. People who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I had his story in my head and so here it is.
‘The Last Time’ takes place on a movie location and that’s where Jake and Bethany, who are private investigators are sent by their agency to deal with hate mail being sent to a movie star there. It’s two years since his sister got married and Jake has been working cases alone. He’s tired and hoping to find love too when we meet him in this book. This time the story takes place in the fashion world and Jake gets caught up in the strange happenings in an atelier.
The idea for the movie location book came to me when I was invited to watch a shoot by an indie film maker. The idea for the high fashion setting for this book was seeded about the same time when I went to watch a fashion show with friends. I was on holiday overseas, with them. We had attended a dance theatre, and then later in the week a fashion show. I knew immediately that I would write a story about the world of fashion. The idea of placing Jake Snow in this world came after I had written, The Last Time.
A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author, Elodie Parkes.
Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with him. He’s chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the kind of love his sister found, and a different job…
When he’s sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance assignment, just before he’s due to take his requested extended leave, he finds a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble…
The question is will he also find love?
With steamy love scenes and a twist of fun, this book is 18+
Today the main characters Pixie and Jake are visiting the blog.
Pixie, would you like to tell the readers about how you and Jake met?
Pixie: I think it might be a huge spoiler. Let’s just say it was unexpected and I had actually seen Jake around before we really met. What do you think, Jake?
Jake: I agree it will be a spoiler. I can say that I saw Pixie in the atelier and hoped I’d meet her face to face somehow. I liked her as soon as I saw her. I didn’t think she was interested in me at first.
Pixie: But that’s so not the case. I took one look at him as he was in the atelier foyer and thought, oh my god he’s yummy…
Jake: Did you? You’ve never put it quite like that.
He leans across and kisses Pixie, then keeps hold of her hand.
Pixie, Can you describe when you first knew you were in love with Jake?
Pixie: That would be the first time we made love. It was sex that turned into making love, for me any way.
Jake: I didn’t want to admit it…I knew I felt something, but there I was with the dilemma of my work and stuff, but suddenly I wanted her, and that was it…she was going to be mine…I’m lucky she loved me back huh?
What’s one thing you might have changed about your story?
Pixie: Not a thing. Although I’ve never been happy with my name, and that I’m not very tall.
Jake: I could have handled the investigation a little differently, but I was over my job in general and the whole fashion design thing was a little alien to me, even so, I’m happy with the ending.
Jake, tell us something about Pixie, how would you describe her in a few words?
Jake: She’s pretty, slender, intelligent. I think she’s kind and generous, and she treats people really well. She’s brave too. She doesn’t mind heights. Starts to laugh and hugs Pixie.
Pixie, describe Jake in a few words.
Very sexy, giving, clever, thoughtful, a great lover, knows what he wants or needs to do and goes for it.
How about you both choose your favorite scene from the book.
Pixie: It has to be a love scene for me, what about you Jake?
Jake: I’d like it to be a scene from the time we first had dinner together. When I saw you in that black dress you wore, it nearly stopped my heart. See there you go I was in love with you right from the start…
Read their chosen snippet,
Pixie opened her front door to him dressed in what looked like a black slip. He gazed at her appreciatively. Her breasts were visible at the top of the bodice swelling in lovely rounds. Her hair was down around her shoulders. Jake was so tempted to take a handful, and pull her towards him to kiss her, that he put his hands behind his back. He took a deep breath as he looked straight into her blue eyes made up with some smoky makeup he knew was probably kohl if she was anything like his sister.
Pixie was looking at him with what he felt sure was lust. She leaned forward and put her arms around his waist. “You look great, that blue shirt almost matches the blue of your eyes. It’s good to see you.” She put her face up to be kissed. He felt mesmerized as he looked at her mouth until he was kissing her lingeringly. He forgot about having his hands behind his back and took handfuls of her hair to hold her for his kiss.
COPYRIGHT ELODIE PARKES 2013
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Jake Snow is available to review from Manic Readers just as all Elodie’s books are.