Saturday, May 4, 2013

@HouseofTaboo Welcomes Bethany from #TheLastTime by @ElodieParkes

Welcome back to The House of Taboo and the Saturday Spotlight! We have a very special treat for all of you today. Author Elodie Parkes was supposed to be here today, but seems she's been errr...tied up with promoting her latest release The Last Time. In her place is none other than Elodie's heroine Bethany. Honestly, I think Ms. Bethany has Elodie tied up backstage while she comes out here with us. Don't you worry folks. I've got my best security detail scouring every inch of the club. We'll find our missing author and treat her to a night on the town for being a good sport and allowing Bethany a bit of the spotlight. ;)  

So grab your drinks from Tony and the gang at the bar and take your seats. We wouldn't want to keep Bethany waiting now would we? Come on out, darlin'! We're all dying to meet you. (the crowd cheers as they hurry to take their seats and Bethany tentatively peeks out from behind the purple velvet curtain. 

Lia, you didn't say there would be so many people here. I'm not sure I can do this.
Of course you can. Just put one foot in front of the other and come sit down by me. I've got a pitcher of killer margaritas to share. You can't have any if you stay back there.
Oh! Why didn't you say so in the first place? I heard about Tony's drinks. I wouldn't want to have come all this way and not try at least one of them. ;)

That's right! Tony's famous around these parts, but best not get too flirty. He's madly in love with The Vamp Maya DeLeina!  Go on Tony. Take a bow!
(Tony jumps on top of the bar and waves to the crowd. Bethany laughs as he blows her a kiss.)
Seems to me he's the one who loves to flirt. ;)
LOL! Yes, that's our Tony. Now how about we get down to business. Tell us a bit about yourself and the book you star in?
The book is The Last Time and it’s probably the last time you’ll read anything with me in it. It’s a romance and set on a movie location. I get to have lots of yummy sex with someone who shall remain nameless, as that might be a spoiler. It’s a fun book although a little thread of suspense and mystery run through it.

Why won't we read anything else with you starring in it, Bethany? That sounds intriguing.
I can’t say without giving away the end of the book, but let’s just say it’s a happy reason.

Fair enough. 
Most of us want to be different, so what's the one thing you wish the author had done differently with you?

I would have liked to give my point of view a little more often, in the love scenes, just because sex is different for a woman. I think Elodie wanted to show the great relationship the three central characters developed, me being one of them, but I didn’t have much influence over that either.

If you could have added something to the story, and the author would have let you, what would that have been?
I would have liked more physical action perhaps, to show off my martial arts abilities.
Hmmm...martial arts abilities come in handy during those fabulous sex scenes too, I'm sure.
Maybe, but if I told you that, I would be giving away too much again.
Oh we can't have that. ;)

What do you think of the author? 
I think she tries to give everyone a fair chance in the limelight. She gives characters their dignity too. She tries to make the sex scenes about the love people feel for each other. She’s okay. I guess she’ll be reading this interview.
She'll be doing more than that soon enough I'm sure. 
Wh..what do you mean? Is she here?

She's around. Don't you worry your pretty little head over it.  Let's continue with the interview, shall we? 
You get the chance to have the author change your name what will it be?

I actually like my name although that would have been a hoot if suddenly someone had shortened my name, and I’d been with Seth, another main character, because it would have been Seth and Beth.

What are some of your deepest, darkest secrets.
You’re kidding right? They’re secrets! Okay I’ll tell you a couple of things. I hate thong underwear, will not wear it, detest it, so when the author tried to get me in some I had a meltdown.
I’m a coffee addict…drink it almost nonstop, but then doesn’t everybody? All the authors I know do, well except my author, she drinks tea.
What else? I don’t really have secrets you know…they’re not healthy. I sort of spill my guts about sex and men in the book so there’s not much to say here.

What do you love best about yourself?
My hair if it’s a physical thing, and if not, then my compassionate nature. 

What do you like least? 
The author gave me smaller breasts than I would have liked. No really, I don’t mind that. (laughing) I suppose I quite like myself the way she’s written me. 

How do you feel about the book you're in?
It’s fun, sexy. It’s supposed to show a little of what people do for love and when they think they are losing love, or are in love and it’s the most important thing to them. We can be vulnerable and stupid, but if it’s right then it’s the best thing ever.

Can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?
Okay it’s probably not what you expect given the amount of sex in the book, but here you go.

Seth was still sleeping. He looked gorgeous and Bethany stood in the doorway watching him for a moment or two. Suddenly his cell phone, which was on his bedside unit, began chirping. Like a flock of birds, the chirping filled the bedroom, and Seth sat up and looked around as if startled.

Bethany watched him suddenly realize it was his cell phone, reach for it, and shut off the alarm call.

He looked at her and smiled.

“Bethany you made me sleep properly for the first time in months.”

I chose it because that’s so cool to have helped someone like that. Have you ever been unable to sleep? It’s horrible.

How do you see your future? Without giving anything away.
Like I said in the beginning, you’ll not see any more of me. The other characters…well that could be a different story. Mine ends with this book.

Let's say they make a movie about this book. Who do you want to play you, and why?
I truly hope there’s no movie of this book because I have no idea who I’d want to play me, and they more than likely would want Seth to play himself since he’s an actor. I think that would be horrible, watching him on the big screen getting naked with someone else.

Anything else you would like to tell us?
It’s been fun being here and not having the author, editor, cover artist, proof reader, beta readers watching everything I do. Thank you for inviting me and try not to let the author read this.
I can't promise you that since she's waiting in my office backstage.
How did she get out...errrr...I mean, has she been her the whole time? (Bethany visibly pales and fidgets in her seat. Lia signals to the stage hands to watch closely and prevent her from bolting if Elodie wants to have a word or two with her.)
Why don't we ask her? Put your hands together and give Elodie the Taboo welcome she deserves!

(Elodie steps out from behind the velvet curtain and the cheers become deafening. Of course everyone figured out from the start that Bethany had something to do with the author's tardiness for her Center Stage appearance. All is forgiven though as she crosses the stage to sit on the other side of Lia. Tony himself brings her a special drink he made just for her.)
Thank you! I'm a bit parched. Seems someone who shall remain nameless, locked me in the wine cellar just as the music started up. If it wasn't for your security detail, Lia I would still be down there.

No worries, Elodie. Bethany was kind enough to tell us a bit about your new book.
Did she now? Well, I have a bit more to share with you and the audience if we still have time. And I have a the Rafflecopter to share with everyone so they can enter to win free copies of all of my books released to date!
Go ahead, darlin'. Center Stage is all yours. Boys! You know what to do!


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? Does Seth have a secret admirer or stalker?

Adult Excerpt

Seth made a little sound of need. He felt he was in a fog of lust and sensation, surprised he was thick and hard again.

Bethany took as much of his length into her mouth as she could. She sucked and swirled her tongue around the shape of him. She moved her lips up his shaft and then nuzzled the velvet end of him.

Seth was beginning to thrust his hips and sigh. He felt Bethany’s hair spread out across his stomach. It felt soft and teasing. He reached to grasp a handful, as Bethany began to do the best thing he had ever felt with her mouth, her tongue, her hands cupping him, grasping him, until his entire body was sensitized, and then it all began to pool in the bottom of his stomach, and then lower. Between his thighs where she cupped him was pulsing with sensation, and he was moaning and thrusting.

Bethany sucked suddenly deeper, harder, and he was coming, moaning with the intense feeling. He heard himself groan. It lasted a long time and Bethany held him until he had finished. She was very gentle taking him out of her mouth. Seth moaned a little feeling a loss. Bethany kissed up his body and left a wet trail across his nipples, her own hardened peaks brushing his body.

Seth held her head and brought her face to his. He realized she must have swallowed his seed, and only a trace of the taste was on her lips as he tenderly kissed her.

She moved back just slightly to whisper against his lips.

“Seth, put your fingers in me. Feel how much I need you. I’ll come very quickly if you just let me move on them. You’re so delicious.”

Seth was enchanted by this. He hadn’t been with that many women, and none of them had talked like this, nor made love like this.

He kissed her again and tenderly pushed his fingers into her. Her gasp of pleasure and the way she began to move on him almost had him moaning again. He held her head and kissed her softly as she murmured against his lips, coming just as she had said very quickly. He left his fingers inside her, and then kissed her hard, holding her head with his hand tangled in her hair.


That was fabulous, Elodie! Don't you all agree? Make sure you get your copy of The Last Time today. Here are the links and the Rafflecopter. While you all get your entries for the contest, I'm taking my guests out for a fun night on the town. If you're all good, maybe I'll tell you all about it next time!


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