I am thrilled to have another wonderful Liquid Silver Books author visiting with me today! Her name is Elle Rush! Help me welcome my fellow Canuck, enjoy her fun interview and read about her amazing new book!
Elle, a few questions so our audience can get to know you better!
1) Did you always want to be an author? If not, what else would you have done?
Always. I’ve worked 20 years in the finance industry but that has always been my day job. On the up side, when I become a best-selling author I’ll know where to invest my royalties and all the right tax moves.
2) What is the strangest job you ever had and why?
I handed out food samples in a grocery store when I was in high school. Why? I was in high-school and needed cash. For the record, it’s much easier to get people to try new soda flavours rather than new brands of yogurt.
3) What is your favourite book of all time and why?
If I only had one book to read for the rest of my life, it would be… oh, I am so going to cheat… “The Complete Works of Jane Austen”. But as much as I love Jane, it wouldn’t be much of a life with only one book.
4) Describe your ideal hero (details please! *wink wink*)
I think the universal qualities are intelligence, integrity and a sense of humour. A nice smile is good too. But my guy also needs to have the voice. You know, the voice. The low, gravelly voice that brings your whole body to attention and makes you agree no matter what the guy is saying. Oh, yeah, baby, that voice. Accent optional.
5) If you could share a romantic evening with any character from romance literature (any genre), who would it be and what would you do to him (ahem! With him)?
I think a date with Clay Bennett (Nalini Singh’s “Mine to Possess”) would be a fun night: maybe a walk on the beach at sunset, dinner in Chinatown in San Francisco, and a moonlight stroll through the woods, dark and deep, with an attentive, attractive man with a tree house. What - you can’t think of anything fun to do in a tree house?
6) What comes first for you: plot or character?
All my story ideas start with a person in a situation. What if X happened to Y? From there, I extrapolate until I know everything that led up to the event that popped into my head, and what happened after.
7) Who is, hands down, the sexiest male actor of all time?
What is with all the “only one” questions, Rosanna? Variety is the spice of life. Fine, if I can only pick one, right now it would be Vin Diesel. I may change my mind by next week.
8) You are always welcome to change your mind, Elle. God knows I do! So, describe your writing style for us please.
Funny, flirty and fast-paced.
9) Who is your favourite author and why?
Again with the one! My favourite romance author is Nalini Singh from New Zealand. I love both her series because of the great characters, world-building, and locations. My favourite action-adventure writer named Matthew Reilly who is from Australia. He blows stuff up really well. My favourite classics author is Jane Austen, for bringing a now-historical period to life. Go Commonwealth!
10) What is on the horizon for you? Any interesting news or books we should know about?
My first contemporary “Private Encore” was just released by Liquid Silver Books and I’m so excited about that I can hardly stand it. I also have a holiday story out on submission right now and I’m in the middle of another spicy contemporary novella. After that, I’ll pick one of the more than two dozen ideas on my plot bunny list and get to work, but I think I will be moving out of novellas and into category romances.
Thanks for sharing Elle! You're a good sport!
Elle Rush is a contemporary romance author from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first novella "Private Encore" was published by Liquid Silver books. In addition to her love of writing, Elle is also an aspiring gardener. Once she heard that talking to plants helps them grow, she named her new hostas "Manana", "Luego", and "La-Vista". She is currently working on her next two projects.
Follow her on her website at www.ellerush.com or follow her on Twitter at elle_rush.
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This is my blurb:
Last year, jazz singer Eloise Bright walked in—and then out—on her husband when he was about to get even for an imagined indiscretion. By the time security specialist Rick Mundy realized he should have trusted his wife over the tabloids, it was too late to save their marriage. Now Rick has the opportunity to make amends when he’s assigned to protect Eloise from a new wave of aggressive reporters and vicious rumors on the eve of her breakout tour. Not only is Rick fighting for a second chance against stories of Eloise in an affair with her singing partner but Eloise is on the verge of losing her professional reputation before her career even takes off. If they can find the source of the rumors, they could both win. Unfortunately Eloise is only supposed to be in Seattle for a short engagement, which doesn’t leave Rick much time to convince her to give them a private encore.