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The Old Star by Elodie Parkes


Thank you for inviting me to the blog today to talk about my latest erotic romance release, The Old Star

The love story has paranormal threads, a little mystery and magic, it’s erotic and I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I loved writing it.

The idea came to me when I was working. Sometimes in my job I have to travel to places where an antique has been offered for sale to the place I work. I had to go look at a chaise longue that was in a semi derelict house. The place was going to be demolished and so I was to buy the item, get it loaded in the truck and bring it back to the store. The guy selling it was just lovely. The house was spooky and the chaise longue, although needing reupholstering, was great. On the way back to work the story of ‘The Old Star’ dropped into my head. The title had been with me for a few weeks after I saw an old building with that name plaque hanging off the ruins, next to a burned out barn.

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Generally, people and emotions inspire me to write. Lots of my characters have some small foundation from real people who have passed through my life. They are composites of those glimpses of people and my imagination. Although I have suddenly had a story idea unfold after seeing a place such as the one I visited and inspired The Old Star.

Road signs inspired. The Horoscope Writer and one of my next releases, a paranormal romance from Evernight Publishing was inspired by an old coaching inn sign. The middle was missing but for some reason as I drove past it I just had this story idea drop into my head.


The Old Star released from Hot Ink Press August 23 2013

TheOldStarcoverREALsmllerShe was looking for new office space…but it found her…what’s hidden in this spooky place?

When Cathy Faraday goes out from her office to buy morning tea, a set of circumstances send her on a different route from the one she would normally take. Waiting on a street unknown to her is a house. Old and left to fade away the house looks shabby against its neighbors. The whole row of houses are now offices and Cathy sees a ‘for let sign’ outside the place. Something draws her to the house. Someone watches from the third floor window.

Cathy applies to rent the building to expand her dating agency business. As she begins to make it ready, the house reveals its secrets.

Erotic paranormal romance, set in contemporary England this story will haunt you.

Graphic sex/love scenes. 18+ only.

Read an Excerpt from The Old Star R rated 18+

She pulled at his T-shirt and he helped her take it off. Cathy’s eyes darkened as she ran her hands along his muscled chest and kissed down his chest to his stomach. His low-rise jeans showed the shape of his lean hips and a thin line of hair going down his stomach. She looked up into his eyes as she unzipped his jeans and pulled them down to his ankles. She kissed and licked down his stomach, and then along his cock and saw it start to harden.

She hadn’t noticed before, but he was wearing slide on shoes with no socks, and now she got him to step out of his clothes and shoes, until he was naked before her. His erection was full now, and she looked into his eyes as she kissed him and took hold of his cock.

Owen groaned. “Take off your clothes, now, Cathy.” He stopped her kissing him. “No more kisses until you’re naked. I want you naked.”

His words made her throb with pleasure between her legs and her nipples hardened. He took her T-shirt off and then her bra and dropped them gently to the floor. She unzipped her jeans and began to push them down. Owen knelt and pulled them down to her ankles. He put his fingers into the side of her panties, and then kissed her stomach before he took hold of the front with his teeth and pulled them down slowly, his fingers sliding down her thighs, and his lips brushing against her until she was moving her hips wanting his mouth on her clit.

Cathy closed her eyes and let the feelings flow over her. She wanted his tongue inside her, his fingers too. She wanted to suck his cock until he groaned and thrust into her. The need for sex had never been so urgent and so intense.

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Copyright Elodie Parkes 2013


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 PressMoon Rose PublishingEternal Press, and Evernight

She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

Find Elodie online: Blog  Tumblr  Facebook  Twitter  Google +  Pinterest  YouTube..Amazon USA..Amazon UK..Smashwords.. KOBO..SONY Barnes and Noble..AllRe.

Giveaway: One commenter will win a kindle copy of The Old Star. Contest ends September 19th at 11:59PM EDT.  THere is an additional  giveaway running on her blog, with three prizes, First prize in a $25 or £25 Amazon gift card and ebook, Second and Third prizes are ebooks.


Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

4 thoughts on “The Old Star by Elodie Parkes

  1. I always enjoy learning about what inspires stories.


  2. Hot excerpt! Wow! Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Elodie!

  3. Hi, thank you for hosting me today 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for sharing the excerpt – now YET ANOTHER book to add to my TBR pile LOL!! That’s interesting how you find your inspiration – but yet it is so true that things & places can have such a draw on us that we just can’t let them go. By the way – I also run on caffeine & wine. But you can feed me after midnight .

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