Honorary Blogger Barbara Elsborg: Writing is an adventure! + Giveaway


Writing is an adventure!

by Barbara Elsborg

One of the things I love about writing is the way it allows me to make new discoveries. I can’t imagine how I ever managed without Google. Or a laptop for that matter.

Unlike the rest of the universe, I’ve only recently discovered The Walking Dead. Wow! Hooked. Husband isn’t. He leaves the room when I watch it. Wuss! I’d mentioned a zombie stalker in my book Jumping in Puddles and had a reader ask why I hadn’t followed up on it. Well, lack of space in that book but I did bring him into Bloodline. I can’t see myself ever making a zombie a romantic hero, though. Bits would be bound to drop off at inopportune moments, but I enjoyed making him a minor character.

I also discovered that quicksand doesn’t do what I always thought it did. I’ve been misled by movies like Lawrence of Arabia when the boy is sucked down, and The Neverending Story when the horse – sob – disappears. I assumed if you stepped into quicksand and couldn’t get out, you were going down until it covered you. What I didn’t realize is that quicksand doesn’t work like that. Because the body is less dense than liquid sand, you’re very unlikely to sink completely. Not that I shall be testing the theory. What actually kills people or animals is pressure on their bodies from the sand or they die of exposure because they’re trapped.

Barbara Elsborg

No quicksand in sight!

My third discovery was Grindr which is a dating app for gay, bi and bi-curious men. It was set up 5 years ago and has more users in London than any other city in the world. There’s a version for females called Brenda and also one for straight people called Tinder. It instantly struck me that Grindr would be very useful to a gay vamp looking for a meal. Their dinner might even get sex too if they were lucky.

Bloodline is the follow up book to Jumping in Puddles which has a new cover and new price!

The link between the two books is that Ellie in Jumping – is the older sister of Micah in Bloodline. There’s no requirement to read Jumping first but that would be the logical order.


About Bloodline

BloodlineNo one can tattoo better than Inigo, a two hundred year old vampire, who works on human and supernatural skins. But he’s never tattooed a faerie and when a bunch of them insist he comes with them to tattoo one of their kind, saying no proves not to be an option. His skin is Oberon, the faerie king, and Inigo fears this will be the last tattoo he’ll ever do.

The moment Micah lands in the faerie king’s bed chamber, he knows the guy is trouble. But if he’s to save his sister and his family, let alone the job he’s paid to do, he has to stay in Faerieland and endure Oberon’s sadism. When he’s thrown into a vampire’s cell, covered in blood, he fears this day will be his last. But Inigo finds Micah’s blood too delicious to give it up by killing him.

Pretty soon, he’s feeling that way about Micah himself.

Available at: Loose Id & Amazon


About Barbara Elsborg

Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.

After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.

Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are as much fun to read as they are to write.

You can reach on her Website, Blog, Facebook & Twitter


With Bloodline just being released, Barbara has graciously offered to give away an ebook copy to one luck winner!

The giveaway starts now and will end next Friday, April 11th, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST. After which the lucky winner will be randomly picked.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with your email address and you’re in!

Make sure to follow the blog for the winner’s announcement post or check back next Saturday, April 12th, 2014, to see if you’ve won.

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Bloodline to see what she thought of it! You can also buy your own copy now at Loose Id!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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18 thoughts on “Honorary Blogger Barbara Elsborg: Writing is an adventure! + Giveaway

  1. Barbra

    Ooh-I love tattoo artists and faeries. This sounds so good. 🙂

  2. jenf27

    Bloodline sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway.

    The bit about quicksand is awful creepy. Getting stuck partway down and just waiting to die seems like a particularly awful way to go.

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  3. Oh boy, that premise sure intrigues me. Going on my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win, sounds amazing!

  4. Linda C

    A tattoo artist vampire is one hero I would like to read about. Please count me in.


  5. Sadonna

    Oh this looks really good 🙂 Added to my To-Get list.


  6. Jbst

    Interesting premise. Please count me in too. Thanks!

  7. This looks SOOOOOOOO good. I put it at the top of my TBR list. The cover is gorgeous too. 😀

    ruralmom08 (at) gmail.com

  8. You had me hooked with tattoos. Love the sound of the book.


  9. Josie

    This is on my thr, just got to finish my current book first. Josieb100 at gmail dot com

  10. Trix

    I’ve been wanting to read some Elsborg for a while!


  11. I am hooked already! Thank you for the chance to enter wendynjason04@gmail.com

  12. Alaina

    I love vampires! Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win!
    aegger.echo @ yahoo .com

  13. Gigi

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  14. Ashley E

    Both of these books sound wonderful! I love faeries. ❤

  15. Hannah B.

    I’d love to read Barbara’s newest book. Please count me in. Thanks

  16. Andrea M

    She’s a fantastic writer and I’d love to win this book!
    andreams2013 at gmail.com

  17. I just had to stop by and look at this cover again. So yummy. 😀

  18. Pingback: For the Bite of It Giveaway Winner! | The Blogger Girls

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