This is my second last post from the Goddess Fish blog tour. There’s been a lot of talking about myself, and it’s becoming hard to sound interesting at times, but all in all, it’s been a lot of fun!
Welcome Anna! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.
I like tea, wine, dogs and enjoy Martini Fridays. I’m obsessed with the world of Star Wars and Harry Potter and secretly want to be a superhero. I guess that makes me a geek who enjoys her gin!
Is Room Service a single title, or part of a series?
Room Service is the second book in the Adults Only series about a bed and breakfast that caters to swingers.
What were your inspirations for the story?
I was inspired by my characters in the other series I’ve written! There were some who still had stories to tell so I came up with a new series where I could include all my favourites.
Please share your setting for Room Service. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?
I set my Adults Only series in Nova Scotia. I have no reason why, although I have visited the Bay of Fundy area and loved it. All of my other books are set in and around Toronto so I wanted something different.
When did the writing bug first bite?
I’ve been writing since I was a little girl but it was my last year in high school when my English teacher starting encouraging me that the bug really began. Thanks Mr.Clarke!!
Who are your favorite authors, book/series?
It’s so hard to pick favorited! I love Alice Clayton’s Hudson Valley Series, as well as Emma Chase’s Royal series.
If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?
Ooh, that’s a good question! I think I’d want to talk to Stephen King, Colleen Hoover and Jilly Cooper.
Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?
I have 3 kids so there’s not a lot of spare time! But these days I’m teaching my daughter to drive, helping my son train for his first 10km race and re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with kid #3.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?
One of the strangest thing I’ve done is trying to help a snapping turtle cross a road
What is the one thing that you would tell an inspiring writer to do?
Get yourself a writing group. Writing is very solitary, but you need support, especially from other writers.
If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been on tour with Goddess Fish for the past few months. It’s called Before the Masses Tour and it’s purpose is to get me out there for more readers to find. Of course I can’t pinpoint if this has been helpful, but I have made new friends, found new blogs and have really liked working with the gals at Goddess Fish.
Most of the stops involve Q& A or a guest post. Monday’s stop was at More Books Than Livros and it was full of reviews!! Here’s what Isabelle thought of Making Friends, Shared Accommodations, Office Plays and Touch!
You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you have read Jacey and Dominic’s story before.
You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this because is hot and unusual!!!
- You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you are looking for something different than what is out there.
You MAY read this because you follow the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy erotica; you MUST read this if you enjoy F/F/M.
There’s lots more to be found on More Books Than Livros. Check it out – I’ve never had such in-depth reviews of my books!!
Room Service is available now! Get Book Two in the Adults Only series today!
Mrs. Robinson’s is open for business again!
Callie is sick of being heartbroken and is ready for some excitement. Mrs. Robinson’s B&B is the place to be! Along with Jason and Sadie, Callie heads to rural Nova Scotia for a weekend of fun. She meets Morena, the sexy fiftysomething who runs the place, and Lorde, the sexy handyman who’s nursing his own broken heart.
But it’s Lucas who threatens to take her mind off anyone else.
If you’ve missed Shared Accommodations, it’s only 99 cents for a limited time!!
Ready for a wild weekend?
Jacey and Dominic, the happily married couple at the centre of the Husbands and Wives, are back in the first book of this new series from Anna Ellis, Adults Only.
Jacey and Dominic are happy with their circle of swingers, but Jacey is always looking for extra excitement and new experiences. They leave their naughty neighbours at home for and head to Mrs. Robinson’s B &B for swingers for two nights of parties in the hot tub and private cabins in the woods, all with brand new friends.
They meet Morena, aka Mrs. Robinson, the sexy fiftysomething who counts Tia as part of her infamous past. And Michael Lorde, her hot handyman with a love story of his own catches Jacey’s eye.
Are you ready to head out with Jacey and Dom for an Adults Only weekend?
The third book, Late Checkout coming soon!!
I was featured on The Avid Reader this week: Stop in to check it out and enter to win a $50 amazon gift card!
Interview with Anna Ellis
What inspired you to write Husbands and Wives series?
I was inspired to write my Husbands and Wives series – which is about a group of swinging neighbours – because I have a group of neighbours that I’m quite close to. Not that close, though!! But one day, I looked at everyone sitting around my living room, talking and laughing and drinking wine and thought…what if?
My latest series, Adults Only, came about as a result of that. I had wanted to get back into writing about swingers but didn’t want a rehash. My hubby came across an article in Maxim’s magazine or something like that, about a man who would travel around paying visits to women, at the bequest of their husbands. That got me thinking, what if there was a place to go where that happened. And I came up with Mrs. Robinson’s resort for swingers!
Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in Adults Only series or what you have planned for the future?
The next book in the Adults Only series will be about Iliya, who is one of the characters from my Touch series. She’ll visit the resort with her significant other, who played an important role Morena’s past.
After I finish the third Adults Only book, I’ll give the series a little break. My next project will be a full-length romance about Callie, the main character from Room Service. While I was writing it, I found myself wanting to know more about her. I hope my readers do too!
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Room Service?
There are three main characters in Room Service. Callie is from my Office Plays series, and is fun and sexy, and a bit wild, and just really likes sex. She’s ready for anything new. At the beginning of the book, she’d nursing a broken heart and looking for a way to get over him. She hears about Mrs. Robinson’s B&B that caters to the swinging crowd and decides a new experience would be a good way to get over Michael. Morena – Mrs. Robinson – is a sexy fiftysomething with a past out of a Jilly Cooper novel. She runs the resort with Lorde, her (also!) sexy handyman, who is in love with a woman he can never have.
You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
I can never pick just one! I’ve narrowed it down to three – J.K. Rowling, because of Harry Potter; Jane Austen, because of her wit and characters, and because Mr. Bennett is one of my favourite characters ever; and Jilly Cooper, who is a British author who writes the most delicious smut ever! I love all her books.
If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?
Because I love history, I would have to visit the past. Maybe if I could find a way to go back, I could finally write the historical fiction without doing all the research!! I would go back to Tudor England, in the time of Henry VIII.
Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?
This is a contentious subject in our house! Hubby DOES NOT like animals. He tolerated my cat, Sebastian, because my aunt gave him to me as a kitten. But when we lost Sebastian a few years ago, that was it for him, to everyone’s dismay. At least it for anything fuzzy. I managed to convince him our son needed a bearded dragon for a pet, so we have Spyro the dragon, and we have fish. But I would love a dog.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today!
Thanks so much for featuring me! It was fun!!
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
I got one message/review of my third book, The Wives from a husband and wife! They said they loved reading the books together. I thought that was amazing, and after that, I’ve always kept in mind men are reading my books too. So I write for both men and women, targeting married couples. I have a lot of mature readers as well, which is why I came up with the character of Morena in my new series.
How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
I’m giving hubby credit for this. I had the idea for the Adults Only series and was about halfway through the first book and couldn’t come up with a name. So I mentioned it to him – I don’t normally discuss my writing with him for some reason – and bam, he came up with Shared Accommodations, Room Service and Late Check-Out, all related to the B&B. So, thanks!
Who is your favorite character from your book
Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?
I used to hang out at my local library when I was a kid, and Mrs. Adams, the librarian certainly helped with the love of reading. I think it was a natural progression to go from reading everything and everywhere to writing.
Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I would really like to say yes, I do but I don’t! I have a love of movies and the ability to remember a whole bunch of pop culture trivia. I play Trivia Crack with my daughter and I’m very good at it!
What’s the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?
I’m putting the finishing touches on Room Service, the second book in my Adults Only series. It’s out Feb 27 but you can pre-order your copy now. Then I’ll be jumping right into the third book, Late Check-Out.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help?
Write a review! Tell your friends. Word of mouth is the best and easiest way to help a book stand out of a crowd. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and soon, Instagram! Sign up for my newsletter and join my street team. And tell me you liked my book – that’s really important and fun to hear!!!