Cate: Please welcome Barbara to my special Halloween celebration. Barbara, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Barbara: I’m insanely rich, beautiful, talented—oh no sorry, that was a dream. I’m a full time writer glued to my laptop to the despair of my husband. Difficult decision over what to save in case of fire, flood, tornado, avalanche… Better not confess to that one. I write contemporary and paranormal erotic romance and suspense stories with a mix of MF, MM and MMF and a touch of humor.
Cate: As you know, I’m a huge fan of your stories! What do you love most about Halloween?
Barbara: I love fun food! See pictures of my daughter’s creations! I’m always on the look out for different things to make. Or for her to make!
Cate: Those are so creepy-cool and fun! Do you have a favorite memory of a Halloween past?
Barbara: When my kids were little, I did a Halloween party in the village hall and made up a play with puppets. I made all the puppets too – witches and wizards and ghosts and built a theatre out of the climbing frame. 25 kids age 7 to entertain and it was the best party I ever did!
Cate: Impressive! Have you ever had an unusual experience you couldn’t explain?
Barbara: Getting pregnant. I’ve no idea how it happened. Twice too! Amazing.
Cate: Ha! No comment. :) What frightens you the most?
Barbara: Those films when you know the monster-vampire-werewolf-shark is waiting to get the hero or heroine and I can’t watch.
Cate: I hear you! Ever gone on a ghost tour? Or ghost hunting on your own?
Barbara: Are you crazy! I’d totally freak out. I’ve done the Jack the Ripper tour and that was creepy enough. I can’t cope with the idea that I might see a ghost.
Cate: Any favorite Halloween recipes you’d care to share?
Barbara: Not a recipe as such but I saw a great thing on the internet the other day – put jelly – gello is it? – into straws with the bendy bits and when it sets, you warm them and squirt them out and they look like worms. Yum. Or not.
Cate: My grandboys would love that. Tell us about your latest release, and where readers can find it online.
Barbara: Perfect Trouble – is the story of a wolf in hiding and a fairy who’s always in trouble. It’s due for release on the 15th November but can be pre-ordered now at a discount.
Cate: Care to share a blurb or excerpt?
Barbara: The Blurb!
Unwilling to forgo final respects even from a distance, Jinx sneaks to the funeral of a mother she hasn’t seen for fifteen years, and lands in the worst trouble of her life. The alpha of the Washburn Valley pack never stopped searching for her and now he has Jinx, he’s not going to let her go. She’s extraordinary breeding material—a super wolf in every way; fast, smart and an exceptional shifter—but she’d rather eat her own eyeballs than mate with him. She just needs to figure out a way to escape.
Jonah’s been in trouble all his life. The faery is currently under an indenture punishment for theft, but the idea of doing an extraction from the Washburn Valley pack fills him with dread. The wolves know his face, know he stole their gold and if they catch him, they’ll eat his guts, with or without ketchup. But saying no when he’s ordered north isn’t an option. His plan to get into the compound works, but that’s the only thing that does. He’s staked and wrapped in iron without even getting a glimpse of his target.
For a pair born to trouble, a shifter and a fairy could be perfect for each other, if only they survive long enough to do more than run.
Cate: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Barbara: I liked the idea of using the names Jonah and Jinx in the same tale – thought about how much trouble the pair could get into and the story ran from there. I like writing paranormal stories and it seemed ages since I’d had my last one published. As Jonah works for a paranormal agency, I thought I could write a mini series if readers like this one. Let me know!
Cate: Can't wait to read it. Anything else you’d like to share?
Barbara: My husband cuts my hair but I just trimmed it myself and I’ve made a mess of it. Oh – did you not mean that?
Cate: You always look great!
You lucky readers - Barb has a giveaway!
Barbara: Because Perfect Trouble isn’t available yet, I can’t offer a copy of that but I’d like to offer one lucky commentator an ecopy of any one of my paranormal books. See my website for details www.barbaraelsborg.com
The Consolation Prize
Falling For You
Lightning in a Bottle
Fight to Remember
The Small Print
Just One Bite
Cate: Thanks for being my guest, Barbara! Hope you have a happy Halloween!