Hi, thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new Evernight Publishing release, ‘A Little Mysterious’.
I’m talking about the inspiration behind the book today.
I’ve had Dhruv in my mind for a couple of years, his name and his personality, but his looks and the complete story only gelled for me after a guy came into the place I work and he was ‘just Dhruv’. Right way I knew I’d met Dhruv. (Laughs)
I got the name from some work I did when I was on a traveling holiday in Australia. I had to book appointments for a company, and there was a client named Dhruv Mystery. I loved the name and stored it in my memory for future use, though my Dhruv doesn’t have a surname. Also, the sight of an entire flock of black swans swimming in a river estuary near where I rented a holiday home stayed with me until the story poured out onto my laptop after, as I said, actually ‘meeting Dhruv’.
The man, who was just passing through the antique emporium where I currently work, was just gorgeous. His looks are described exactly in the book. (Smiles)
A Little Mysterious
He’d been sent off course…he thought he was lost…until he found Daisy.
His vampire abilities were special. He belonged to an elite group. Moving home, they are set off course by a storm that lands Dhruv alone, hungry, and desperate in a strange town. A story of lust, love, and coincidence.
Read an excerpt: 18+
He slid his tongue along Daisy’s lips and she opened her mouth for him. The tip of her tongue met his and they both groaned slightly. Dhruv felt his cock straining now against his jeans. He held Daisy’s face, kissing her, allowing himself to linger, soak up her scent, taste her, and kiss her until his cock leaked.
She was holding him and murmured against his lips when he allowed her to breathe.
“That feels so good. Your hands are so cool.”
“I’d like to do more than kiss you,” he told her, and caressed her neck.
She nodded. “Me too.”
Dhruv pulled her shirt up and drifted his hands around on her waist before he cupped her breasts and began to kiss her again. He could feel her nipples through the sheer lace of her bra and he left her lips to kiss down her throat. Suddenly, his nature kicked in and he felt his fangs lengthen. Dhruv almost bit into her, but stopped himself. He moved abruptly away from her to sit in the middle of the bench. She frowned and tried to edge closer, but Dhruv was spooked.
He stood up and looked down at her face. Her eyes were full of disappointment.
“I’ve got to go. I’ll see you tomorrow.” He turned, and walked swiftly and silently away over the lawn into the shadows. He sighed with regret as the darkness enveloped him. His hunger beat at him. The blood lust and the need for sex crippled him emotionally. He thought he would hunt mercilessly that night.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2013
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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.
Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, and Evernight
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.
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