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.
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.
No 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.
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.
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.