Friday, November 30, 2012

The ATL & The ATH by Hunter S. Jones - Expats Post

The ATL & The ATH by Hunter S. Jones - Expats Post

Author Miranda Stork - Vigilante of Shadows

Today is the official release of Vigilante of Shadows! The beginning of a new series from Miranda Stork, the action begins fast and hard with a murder, an immortal murderer, and a bright young police officer caught in the action. Oh, and shadowpeople and a demon. Did I not mention those? Vigilante of Shadows sets the series off on a path that will be humourous, horrifying, and just a little bit steamy. A path where this time…the whole of humanity hangs in the balance.

Aodhan clutched uselessly at his head, groaning. He knew it was useless, because the voice was not inside his head. It followed him, skimming across buildings and land. It had followed him since he was sixteen, and it still followed him today, like a memory too horrific to be forgotten…
Aodhan is a shadow-demon, hardened and cold after years of being alone, after his love, his Entwined, was cruelly taken away from him. He has closed his heart to the world, and now spends his life ridding the world of men like those who took his beloved away, an immortal hit-man…
Arianwen Harris is a young DCI, working for York City Police. When a known criminal is found viciously killed, she finds herself trailing a hit-man who has seemed to escape clutches again and again…but she begins to find herself drawn to his dark charms and roguish good looks…
As their two worlds collide, Aodhan and Arianwen find themselves coming together to escape a far greater enemy, one that threatens to create a world far worse than the one they live in. As they battle to hold back the oncoming forces, fate has another plan; one to draw them together and heal their broken pasts together…

He paced along speedily, hands shoved deep in the pockets of his jeans. The sounds of the night surrounded him--distant cat song, the steady hum of far-off cars, the soft sound of wind whistling underneath people’s windows. He loved being out at night, not because it was a time when his ‘kind’ were more active, but simply because it was so much quieter than the day. The sounds of people rushing around disappeared, and left a peaceful calm with the soothing darkness.
Of course, there were the voices in his head, but that was another story.
He shrugged his shoulders up, cutting off the wind whistling around his neck. He wasn’t particularly cold, but the noise was annoying when your ears were so sensitive that a pin dropping could sound like a two-ton weight.
Aodhan’s mind went back to the girl from the bar. He hadn’t meant to be so brisk with her, but it was really best that no-one got that close. He…didn’t do well with people any more. They always brought back memories of simpler times, of her. And besides that…he killed people. People who wouldn’t die if they hadn’t found out about them…
Aodhan was a demon.
A rare demon, as well, a shadow demon. He had been born to a Scottish clan just over eight-hundred years ago, to humans. Contrary to what he saw people believed in the media and books, demons were actually born to humans. There was no line of them, like vampires or werewolves. They were simply…random.
When he had been born, there were no noticeable signs of what he was. He just looked like any of the other babies born to them, strong and healthy, but definitely human.
As he grew older, he had shown great proficiency with all weapons, learning faster than any of the other boys in the clan. Even some of the boys older than him had a hard time keeping up. He was never big-headed about it though, simply trying to fit in with everyone else. However, the clan talked about how the strange-eyed boy was so much quicker and stronger than others twice his age, and whispered about ancient gods coming back to the earth. His looks weren’t too odd for his clan, everyone having black, brown, or auburn hair. But his eyes were odd. All others in his clan had mostly blue eyes; some of them had brown eyes. But he had startling clear green ones, more like a cat than a human.
When he was thirteen, he suddenly began developing strange growths near his temples. After going to see the clan’s wise woman about it, she simply cackled, and whispered, “Those who are given the gift of darkness, should not fear the unknown.” He had shaken off the wise woman’s words, telling himself that she had finally gone crazy.
The growths had developed further, until they started to look like small dark horns, about the length of his thumb. They curled close to the curve of his head, smooth with small ridges forming at each stage of their growth. Luckily, Aodhan’s hair grew wild and long, allowing him to cover them up as much as he could.
By the time his twentieth year was reached, he was a well-loved member of his clan. He was kind and helpful to all, and helped to fight off their enemies more times than he could count on both hands. But he was holding a dreadful secret from his clan. Since his horns had grown, he had also noticed many other things.
He had begun to...see things. Shadows.
When he was out hunting in the forest near to their home, he would think that he had seen someone moving in the trees behind him. But when he swung around to face them…nothing. Then he would hear a soft chuckle, his name being called on the wind. At night, in his bed as he tried to sleep, he would see black figures running around the walls.
He had tried to tell the wise woman of the village again, thinking them to be spirits sent to drive him mad, or something worse. She simply shook her head at him, and chuckled, rocking herself to and fro. He had got used to the shadows by now, drawing the blanket up over his head so that he couldn’t hear their taunting murmurs....
Aodhan suddenly stopped walking, snapping out of his daydream. He was sure he had seen one of...them. Looking all around, he scanned the buildings with his vivid eyes. The problem with them was that they could hide anywhere they chose--walls, buildings, floors, anywhere--especially at night.
The red brick buildings around him looked empty, the few alleyways just leading alongside the backs of houses, a small number of bins scattered about. No-one else was walking near him on the pavement, no sound anywhere.
Just as he was about to turn around and carry on walking, pulling his jacket up again, he heard something behind him. Something whispery and cold.

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I was born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire in 1987 and have lived in various places around Britain, including Newcastle and Glasgow.
My writing is inspired by various writers, including the vivid characters of Charles Dickens, the imagination of Stephen King, and the gothic imagery of Anne Rice.

My love of horror began at an early age, when I was only three or four. I could read proficiently at the age of three, and devoured fairy-stories, but I always had a bent towards the darker stories, such as the Brother's Grimm's tales...Red Riding Hood was always a firm favourite, although I always felt sorry for the wolf, despite him having tried to eat everyone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Irish Author Jonathan Dunne

Good morning! Welcome to Exile on Peachtree Street. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Irish author Jonathan Dunne. His debut novel, Balloon Animals, is so amazing. It is great to have him join me today in exile.

Jonathan, please introduce yourself in 50 words or less.

I’m Jonathan Dunne (Jon to friends and beautiful strangers). Balloon Animals is my book. A tragic-comedy with larger-than-life characters that make up for my own average being.

Didn't we meet in Amsterdam a few years ago?

I once worked in Holland, sorting tulips (the flowered and human kind). I stayed 3 months in an old ramshackle hotel on the freezing coast with a bunch of drug-addicts. I was the only alcoholic so I kind’ve felt proud of that. Everybody else went around with saucer-eyes, just like owls they were, but I wise the wise old toad. I visited the Red Light district one night but I’m sure that I didn’t meet you there. Then again, it is Amsterdam...

Okay, it must’ve been another good looking Irishman. At least we have both been in Amsterdam at different times. So, tell me Jonathan, what books are you currently reading? Who are your favorite authors?

Dickens by Michael Slater and Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

What inspires you?

On my FB page I’ve got one inspiration: Sofia Vergara (Gloria from Modern Family)

What are your writing habits?

I repeat an age-old mantra, thus inducing myself into a mind-bending stupor. I insist on writing sitting down. I occasionally listen to film soundtracks to heighten the atmosphere but no lyrics as they tend to jar the written word. I don’t know why that is. Having two sets of words going on at the same time jams the signal. I write in a cabin next to my house. I lock myself in until I have cabin fever.

What lead to the creation of Balloon Animals?

My daughter and I were going for a walk in our adopted town here in Toledo (Spain). She happened to have a red helium balloon that day. She accidentally let go and it sailed upwards over town. She bawled her eyes out and I was completely useless but to just watch as it ascended until it became nothing but a passing bird. I compensated by telling her “Granny caught the balloon and that she was happy to receive such a thoughtful present”. My mom died in 2009 – so that was the seed: that image of the red balloon against a blue sky, going somewhere from somewhere. The rest is fiction. I see writing as a series of dot-to-dots on a child’s activity book. Eventually you have enough seeds to join and get the bigger picture.

Why did you write it?

It had to be on paper.

Is it your first book?

Yes but I’ve been writing since I was a kid and publishing the occasional short story. I’ve written a few more novels that will remain hidden for now. I realized I was a writer when I joined the items on mom’s shopping list to create a narrative plot: the carrots were soon blaming the turnips for the murder.

Do you have more books planned?

Yes, my next book should be out sometime in late Spring 2013, at the rate I’m going. It’s called Living Dead Lovers – My Sick Romance. In a nutshell, it’s about a hell-raisin’ fiery-tongued gypsy psychic medium who falls in love with one of her dead clients – a philandering racing-driver. That’s all I can say for now. Let’s just say that she finds herself in a predicament.

What message do you want readers to take from Balloon Animals?

Whatever they pick up from it...

Any plans to be in Atlanta soon?

Thought you’d never ask, Hunter...

Thanks for joining today Jonathan. Continued success to you. Cheers~

Here is my 5 Star Review of Jonathan’s novel book:

This book is so well done I thought it was an autobiography when I first started reading it. Mr. Dunne takes the reader on a flight of fantasy in many ways. You will be captivated by the humanness of Johnny Rowe, from the first chapter. Congrats to Mr. Dunne for being one of the brave new wave of fiction writers that demands we, as readers, take a look--this is where an imagination can take you.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some Girls - Elodie Parkes

This is so great, today I'm joined in exile - Exile on Peachtree Street - by the enchanting Elodie Parkes.  Elodie and I share a love of the written word, the erotique and we have a super secret that we can reveal to you in a few weeks. 

 Elodie, thank you so much for joining me. It is so nice to kick off the Holiday Season with someone like you who is so naughty and nice.

 Why don't we have a cup of tea and why don't you bring the readers and me up to date on your latest news.

Hi Hunter thank you for inviting me to the blog.

Can you tell us when you started writing and what you love about it?

I started writing when I was seventeen, but never took it seriously. I had some love poetry published in a couple of magazines. (smiles)
I started writing again properly a couple of years ago because I had so many stories in my head.
I have published three contemporary erotic romance books to date and I am working on another book right now.
They are available on Amazon kindle. I love eBooks myself, and it’s rare now for me to buy a paperback or hardback.

Elodie, what do you read and what inspires you?

I read heaps myself from across all types of genres.

For my own writing people and emotions inspires me. The complexity of life spurs me to write.
What category features your works?

My books fall into the category of erotic romance because I do write the sex scenes graphically and that’s because I want the love the characters feel to show up properly in my stories.
I think too that readers have become used to reading more. They don’t want the description of the romance to stop at the bedroom door.

Can you tell us about your latest release and possibly share some with us?

My latest release ‘The Horoscope Writer’ was mostly inspired by signs along a country road when I was out driving one day in another county.
The main characters just started to flow into my head and by the time I had driven home, which was a three hour journey through the countryside, I had the book and characters completely ready.

‘The Horoscope Writer’ is about a man, Dominic, who is a writer and has lots of different writing jobs for magazines amongst which is that of horoscope writing. He is a lonely soul, living in the country on a funny country lane where a few artisan’s workshops are. Fortunately he has a friend there too, Jeremy, who has a workshop, design studio there on the lane.
Dominic is lonely. His last relationship broke up a couple of years prior to the opening of the story and he really wants love.
Dominic Reed the horoscope writer is desperate for love. He doesn’t know he has never had the kind of love he suddenly finds with Cassie the female lead character. It ignites a sexual passion in him he didn’t know he could feel.
There is a workshop to let on the lane and Cassie comes along to rent it.
Dominic is instantly attracted to her when he sees her in Jeremy’s office and she finds Dominic irresistible.
There is a mild paranormal streak running through what is an erotic romance because Dominic has been influenced by his great uncle who was also a horoscope writer.
This is a love story, erotic and enticing.
My books do contain graphic sex in the love scenes but they are love scenes, romantic, and the characters are driven by love.

 EXCERPT 18+ only From The Horoscope Writer

Dominic walked up behind Cassie as she sorted paintbrushes into a box on one of the workbenches and put his arms around her waist, kissing her neck from behind. She stopped sorting the brushes, and placed the whole bundle on the shelf next to the container to lean back into his arms.
Dominic transferred a hand to cup one of her breasts through her shirt and nuzzled her neck. Cassie felt herself grow weak with longing and began to turn to face him. They pulled each other close kissing each other and moaning just audibly.
Suddenly Dominic smiled against Cassie’s lips and she drew back a little to look into his eyes.
“What Dominic?”
He shook his head. “Nothing bad, I am so desperate to make love to you I can’t think straight”.
Cassie nodded again. “Dominic I want you too. We could just go over to your cottage”.
Dominic didn’t need another prompt. He took her hand and walked her over to his place.
Once inside the house they began to undress each other, and they made it upstairs. Dominic was soon dressed only in his jeans and he lifted Cassie up pulling off her boots and jeans as he kissed her. His kisses were so intense they drove Cassie to gasp. Dominic pulled down her lace underwear, and began to whisper to her as he found her wet for him and pushed his fingers into her.
“Cassie, I’ve never felt like this. I want to say things to you that I have never said to a woman. I want to push into you so hard, and so deep you moan, and come again, and again for me. It’s overwhelming”.
Cassie held his head and kissed him hard. “Say them Dominic, the words, say them”.
He had his eyes closed as she kissed him, his fingers inside her and his erection pressed into the side of her body where he had her lifted to him.
He groaned and shook his head slightly. He was shocked by it. Instead, he lay her on the bed, and entered her with a low moan thrusting deep until he felt as if he would come without giving her the pleasure he wanted to, and he slowed down.
“Cassie ride me”, he whispered, turning over holding her, so that she straddled him.
Cassie sat up on him. She moved on him only for seconds before her orgasm ripped through her making her lie forward over him and try to reach his lips. Dominic caught her head to his and kissed her. He left his lips against hers but moved his hands to hold her hips and press her down to meet his thrusts. His orgasm knocked the breath out of him and he groaned into her mouth.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2012

Delicious! Thank you for stopping by today Elodie. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future and wish you continued success! Readers, you can find Elodie at all the folloing spots. Cheers~

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Author Laura DeLuca - The Next Big Thing

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

E.R. Pierce - The Next Big Thing

Good Morning! I am so happy to participate in the Next Big Thing, blog hop.  I have to thank Hunter S. Jones for asking me to participate. At the end of the post you will find links to the next big thing authors. Please, follow their links and check out what they have to offer.

What is the (working title) of your book?
Duality,  A Cordelia Kelly Novel.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Cordelia is an empath, and she reads people really well. She struggles with her light and dark sides. The idea stemmed from myself, as I have the innate ability to do the same.
What genre does your book fall under?
Darker, more Urban Fantasy, I suppose. There are sexual overtones, sexuality, and sensuousness about Duality, so it bridges the gap, in my opinion. It’s hard to pin the genre down, so I would leave it up to you, once you read it.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Cordelia would be tough to cast, but maybe Scarlett Johansen or Kirsten Dunst. I also really love Melanie Martinez from the NBC show, THE VOICE. But she is really young. For Sol… Man, I have no idea. He would be impossible to cast. He’s mysterious, alluring, intelligent, dangerous and he oozes pheromones.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Duality is about balancing your needs and wants. There is a thin line between good and evil, and Cordelia walks the line with soft feet.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I self-publish
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 3 months. My muse can be fickle and sometimes takes off for a while. But also, I have four kids, a husband and a household to run, and they sometimes have to come first.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’m not sure, to be honest. Empaths aren’t all the rage, currently.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My need to release the emotions pent up inside my head.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I think a lot of readers will relate on some level to Cordelia. She’s a good person, her heart is always in the right place, but sometimes she makes bad decisions, and she’s had a lot of trauma in her life. She struggles with herself, with her opinions, with her needs and wants.

My Next Big Thing Authors:
Hunter S. Jones penned Fables of the Reconstruction. An erotic zombie story set in London’s White Chapel District. Check out her blog, her book, and prepare to be entertained.
Nichelle Gregory writes extremely sexy stories, and you should totally check out all her books on Amazon. I’m proud to have Nichelle as a friend.
Jinni James is a new friend of mine, and she just revealed her brand new cover on my blog, for Aspen’s Vamp.
Elodie Parks is a new author who penned The Horoscope Writer
Lisa Worrall is an amazing author friend of mine who specializes in heartwarming m/m romances.
Provocative erotica designed to turn you on by Secret Narrative writing as Elizabeth Woodham. Elizabeth lives and works in London, England. Her titles feature engaging, believable characters, and great storytelling. Always passionate and erotic, sometimes amusing, occasionally harsh, she wishes you as much pleasure reading her stories as she’s had creating them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GL Giles - The Next Big Thing

First, I’d like to thank Hunter S. Jones at for inviting me to participate in my first ‘blog hop’. I’m publishing mine a few hours early---take that Mercury Retrograde! 

What is the (working title) of y
our book?
The title of our book is "Unputdownable Tales of Terror," though we usually just call it UTOT. Our standing joke is that it's not a book venerating a fictional god of Egypt; rather, it's a book I co-wrote with Lynn Anders---filled with our stygian stories, song lyrics and poems (many previously published in other anthologies).
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I can't remember exactly how we came up with the idea for our book, but I met Lynn Anders at a Waldenbooks signing a little over three years ago, and we've been close friends since. She and I were both signing, and we had a blast at that signing and lots of other ensuing Waldenbooks signings---till they closed shop last year. We thought it would be fun to promote something together, and it has been! In fact, we're looking forward to collaborating together again in the future!
What genre does your book fall under?

The short stories fall in the horror and dark fantasy genres, though I like to employ lots of dark humor and even love being campy at times, too. In my opinion, there should be a genre for just vampire lit. at this point, too! :) In which case, our book would fall in that genre as well.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

In my short story titled "Nine Strippers," one of the nine is a male, so I could see him (my unscrupulous kind of psychic vamp, a character called Sergeant Tachyon) played by Gerard Butler, my YATV (Young Adult Turned Vampire in my world of many different vampire species and supspecies) female protagonist named Jade played by someone like Jessica Biel or a younger Angela Bassett or a younger Demi Moore. Even a relatively unknown actress would do well as my lead YATV, if they met the criteria: namely a strong-willed female with a super-muscular body to match. My positive kind of psychic vamp, a female character named Portia, I could see being played by Emilia Clarke; I love her character, Daenerys Targaryen in the television series, "Game of Thrones." I’ve created enough characters in my short stories and novels over the years to probably employ half of Hollywood.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A collection of stygian stories, song lyrics and poetry (many previously published in anthologies, etc.) by G.L. Giles and Lynn Anders.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

This book was traditionally published, though I have self-published in the past as well. Recently, I've had the good fortune of having two of my previously self-published books picked up by BlackWyrm Publishing: "Water Vamps" and my compendium. I'm elated, to say the least, and I'm also currently writing a zombie novel for BlackWyrm Publishing. So, stay tuned...2013 is already shaping up to be a busy and great year!!!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took us about two years to gather everything, etc.. I interview lots of great fine artists, musicians and writers for Target Audience Magazine at and I write reviews for Infernal Dreams at so I generally stay busy!
Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I am always inspired by strong-willed females and males who also show great compassion towards animals and our fellow human beings. I also admire those who aren't afraid of change and strive to make the world a better place. Many of my characters demonstrate these traits in their own way, and the ones who don’t are oftentimes my antagonists. .
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

I’m not sure what else I can say to pique a reader’s interest, but I will say in this ‘Blog Hop’ that I’m more than a little interested in paleocontact theory these days, and I would love to find a way to gather together more of the vampy ‘plot bunnies’ hopping around in my mind--- and other zombie plotlines incessantly gnawing at my brain---into future short stories and/or novels one day.
***Thanks, it’s been a blast, and here are some other writers (and their books) I recommend checking out:
Deanna Anderson at
Gary Starta at
Christopher Kokoski at
Evelyn Smith at
Hunter S. Jones at

Steve Christie - Red Hot Right Now

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Interview with Hunter S. Jones - Expats Post - It's Only Rock and Roll

Interview with Hunter S. Jones - Expats Post

Respectable - Author Steve Christie Visits Hunter S. Jones

It's an honor to have the very Respectable Steve Christie with me on Exile on Peachtree Street. Steve has written an incredible first novel, Good Deed. This is a beautifully descriptive Scottish crime novel which you will enjoy immensely. He describes many of the locations in Scotland just as I remember them.

Today, Steve has agreed to share the article in The Scotsman with us, as well as the new trailer for his book. Enjoy and buy this book as soon as possible. I highly recommend it.

SCOTSMAN - Steve Christie-

Good Deed Trailer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some Girls -Authors- Livia Ellis Joins Hunter S. Jones

Good morning! Today I’m joined in exile - Exile on Peachtree Street - by the lovely and fascinating Livia Ellis, author of Memoirs of a Gigolo. Livia, thanks so much for stopping by today. You must be so busy with the release of Memiors of a Gigolo Volume 3 as well as the upcoming Merry Christmas Oliver! I just can't wait! Nobody does it better than Oliver! It is always a pleasure to see you. Would you care for a cup of tea, a coffee, or how about a glass of champagne? You are my first blog guest, so why don’t we celebrate with a glass of Dom? Dom Perignon.  It only seems appropriate.

Livia: Thanks so much Hunter. A glass of champagne would be lovely!

I am delighted to have Livia Ellis drop by my blog. While I’m pouring the champagne, I will give you a bit of background on Memoirs of a Gigolo. I have personally rated her works 5 star because Livia’s stories are erotica, and true to the art form. Memoirs of a Gigolo is a twelve part serialized book written by Livia Ellis. The twelve volumes will be distributed over a year. The plan is to release one a month, every month, for a year. Volume One was released on October 1, 2012. In addition to the twelve volumes in the main story arc, there will be a minimum of six stand-alone volumes. Each will have a holiday theme and be told from a different POV.

The story is written in the first person POV from the perspective of the main protagonist, Oliver Adair. Memoirs of a Gigolo is written as a heroic journey - from the call to the adventure, to the trials, and finally the reward.

Livia, why don’t you give our guests more insight on the world you created for Oliver Adair?

Livia: Of course Hunter, I’ll be happy to share more about Oliver. Oliver Adair enjoys a life of women (sometimes men), travel, and sex. Unfortunately these things cost money – something he doesnt have a lot of. After a personal scandal lands him on the cover of just about every newsstand tabloid and celebrity magazine the proverbial party of his life comes to an end. Hes lost most of his money, his family has pretty well disowned him, and the woman he loves has returned to her husband. Hes come to the conclusion that the most expeditious way to get his life back is to find a wealthy wife. To this end, he engages the service of a matchmaker. While shes searching for a wife for him, hes working for her as an escort. When hes offered an opportunity to get paid for doing what he loves, he happily signs on to become a male escort. Oliver quickly discovers that in this world of high priced sex, not only is being a man’s man still desirable, but expected. By embracing his masculine sexuality, he makes a name for himself in the world of escorts.

What sparked the idea for your novel?

I was on a flight and ended up stuck on the tarmac. As one does, I got to talking to the man sitting next

to me. He was impossibly beautiful. Blond, but spoke with a Spanish accent. I guessed correctly that he was Argentinian, which kicked off a conversation. After a ten hour flight followed by two hours of sitting motionless, I learned that he was an escort. I thought about him for a long time. Then one day I was stuck in an airport (these ideas always come to me in airports or airplanes for some reason) and as I trolled through the magazines and read about scandals and downfalls, Oliver appeared to me. I had my story.

What was the hardest part to write in the book?

Writing from the first person POV of a man. I’m not a man. I had to put myself into the mind of a man. Not easy to do.

What is your favorite part of the book?

Any part that has to do with subtly revealing Olivers character. I like the challenge of slowly showing rather than telling. Im hoping this comes across in the scene with Elon and Oliver. I want the readers to see that they have a very deep connection, that they love each other, but that Elon is in love with
Oliver in a way that Oliver can never reciprocate. Although Oliver engages in M/M sex as an escort, he is heterosexual.

How did you come up with the title?

I was playing around with a few ideas that had to do with autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries, etc., etc… Then there it was… Memoirs of a Gigolo.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Worst: You suck. Best: Style-wise its really excellent. Makes me smile. Its well-written, good pace, good dialogue (which a lot of people cannot do), and I am very interested in it. (I just received that bit of feedback on my Irish Harry Potter – fingers crossed it gets picked up.)

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?

Writing is a hard job that requires an extraordinary amount of time, mental energy, effort, and dedication. There is a part of me that feels so deeply sorry for these people that just started writing and think they are somehow due success because their mother/aunt/sister/boyfriend think their writing is fantastic. I’ve been at this for years and I’ve devoted hours and hours to dedicated practice. Writing is a craft that has to be learned. Thats not to say there arent people that get lucky and fall into success, but for the rest of us its a lot of heartbreaking work. My advice: If you think you might rather do
something else, then do it. If you know you can only be a writer, then thats what you are.

What project are you working on now?

Memoirs of a Gigolo is going to take up the better part of the next year. I am also about to start releasing another serial: The Secret World of Juniper Grace. I started writing about Juniper when I was in college. My friends that have been reading Juniper all along have been prodding me to publish. Now that I've taken the plunge into self-publishing and found the water both warm and pleasant, I'm going to start putting more work that is lingering on my laptop out there. I am also working on a YA dystopian, a few other erotic stories, and a story I like to call my Irish Harry Potter (Can I call something an Irish Harry Potter? Will J.K. Rowlings cabal of lawyers come after me? I guess we’ll find out!).

Thank you for being my first guest in Exile, Livia. It has been great fun. For those of you reading this, today and tomorrow, November 16 and November 17, you can download Memoirs of a Gigolo: Volume Two for free on 
While you’re there, don’t forget to download my novella, Fables of the Reconstruction.

Did you really think I could do an interview and not mention Fables?

 Following are more links and information on the fab Livia Ellis. Oh, watch this space because Livia and I have a super-secret that will be revealed soon, very soon. Thank you for stopping by today.

Available on youtube About Livia Ellis

Were I to write a personal ad about myself it would read as follows:

Blond. Blue. 5’6”. A lady never discloses her weight, but I’ve never had any complaints. I only run if Im being chased by a gun wielding maniac, but I do love yoga. Bit of a shoe hound. Have had issues passing up handbags. Trying to learn to play the Irish harp. Enjoy both theater and concerts. Love to read fantasy and science fiction. Am not ashamed to admit I adore Star Trek. Have a picture of myself (dressed as a nun) and the late Patrick Swayze (dressed as a medieval warrior) in a frame (Yes – I did cry when he died). Perpetual student with advanced degrees that are mostly useless when seeking job opportunities outside academia. Vivid imagination. Sexually adventurous only on paper. I never know what to say when people end a conversation with ‘god bless’. Occasionally play the lottery – but generally only when I’m feeling really poor. Love to travel. Fluent French speaker. Seeks readers whom enjoy what I write.

Author Links

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Other Links

Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume One on Amazon

Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume Two on Amazon

Memoirs of a Gigolo Happy Halloween Oliver on Amazon