My inner fangirl is having a moment. Justine Elyot, author of Confessions of a Kinky Wife and On Demand is at my blog to talk about her latest release. This is a perfect excuse to post this:
Ask Questions about Ask No Questions
Hello! I’m typing this from Annemarie’s desk, to which I am attached by a length of chain. It’s not super-comfortable but the cheesecake bites kinda take the edge off.
Actually, I’m not. But Annemarie has joked about kidnapping me so I can continue providing a steady stream of literary filth, and Ask No Questions is the latest in that line. It’s my first self-published novella and it’s been fascinating to watch it go.
I know a lot of authors like a good Q and A when they they have a new release, and I’m no different. But my book’s called Ask No Questions! How can I ask people to ask me questions about Ask No Questions? Dilemma! I shall solve it by asking the questions of myself, as follows.
What inspired you to write Ask No Questions?
It was a TV advert for Welsh lamb. Seriously. There was an advert that depicted a lush green Welsh valley in a rain storm, cutting away to a delicious looking joint of lamb and a glass of red wine. I thought, hmm, that looks nice. The voiceover was pretty sexy too.
Do you know a hell of a lot about sheep farming, then?
Not a whole lot, to be honest, although my grandfather was a shepherd and used to win big at sheepdog trials. I had to spend a lot of time poring over farming websites to see what sheep farmers do at different times of year.
What’s your favourite thing about the book?
Rhys. Rhys is the absolute centre of it. I wrote it from his point of view because that was how it seemed to need to be told. I’m not a man, so I hope I didn’t get it too wrong, but I kind of got into it. It’s fun being a bloke, even a workaholic with issues like Rhys.
Was self-publishing a drag?
No, it was easy! I did have a bit of difficulty trying to locate the ’5 days free promotion’ option which is open to members of Amazon’s Kindle Select programme, but I got there in the end. My biggest challenge was cover art, as I have quite poor visual sense, but Emmy Ellis swooped in to my rescue and, as you can see, my cover is delicious.
To whom would you recommend the book?
Great question! (Thanks) I would recommend it to anybody looking for a light, romantic and very steamy read. There is no serious kink and the plot is pretty much incidental to the down-and-dirty doings of Rhys and his mysterious new friend, Kim. If you want to read about sex in a tractor and rugged, outdoorsy men who wear big jumpers and wellies and run around with sheepdogs, then bob’s your uncle.
How was that, Annemarie? Will you unchain me now? Oh – not unless I tell people where to get hold of the book. Good point! It’s currently exclusive to Kindle and can be obtained at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, as well as all other Amazon sites.
Thank you so much for reading!
Big thanks to Justine for talking about her release, and I can’t wait to read it! Now, Ms. Elyot, back to writing or no cupcakes for you.