Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
I’m Ellen Mint and I come from the land of corn which means I have easy access to a pitchfork should the need arise. I write both paranormal & fantasy romance as well as contemporary and they are all shooting-out-sparks hot. Please keep my books away from anything flammable just in case.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?How does a gorgeous golden lumberjack that is actually a lost prince from the autumn fairy kingdom sound? I wanted to tell a story that was all things autumn, my favorite season. There’s apples, big sweaters, cuddling on a leather couch, so much coffee, leaves, trees, cool lakes, crisp nights, and more. If that’s not enough, I’ve also got an attempted assassination, complicated fae court life, the hot fairy prince no longer exiled, and a human pulled into the middle of it all.
I call it PSL for both obvious and surprise reasons and it releases on October 22nd.
What is the most challenging part of writing paranormal romance?
It’s always important to make the world believable. One can have ten foot tall tree elementals, but your characters need to feel and react to, say, taking a vine whip to the cheek. Putting in rules is vital so readers know what is and isn’t possible and that takes a lot of time.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?Summon a couple demons to make certain I have the topographical layout of hell right. It’d be nice if they’d update their maps, but they’ve been using Mapquest and refuse to refresh their software. Last thing you want to do is claim there’s a coffee shop on the corner of Crowley & Beelzebub when it’s really a movie theater that only plays Godfather 3.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you?
You don’t have to explain everything. Keep something mysterious. It works in both writing and the bedroom. If you’re good at multitasking, maybe at the same time.
Do you have any work experience involving the elements of paranormal?
You mean have I ever, say, summoned an incubus to help with poses and positions for accurate love scenes? Then kept him around for a few months because we were all out of salt and burnt sage is not easy to get out of the curtains?
Of course not, don’t be silly.
If you could be any paranormal creature for a day, which would you be?
I want to be a mermaid, but the traditional folklore mermaids who left bloody footprints behind with every step and would lure men to the waters, then hug them to death. Oops, you can’t breathe underwater? Well, maybe you should have thought of that before you pissed me off.
Any last words before we go into the speed round?
Don’t tell anyone your real name or it’s much easier to banish you.
Vampire, werewolf, demon or angel?Why not all of them at once?
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, or other?Tender lumplings everywhere, life’s no fun without a good scare.
Boxers, briefs, or commando?
Vampires in boxers, werewolves in briefs, demons you can’t get to put underwear on.
Cake, cookies, or crumpets?
Whatever happened to pie? Pie doesn’t get enough love these days. And I don’t just say that because it’s easiest to hide potions in the middle of a fruit filling.
Cats, dogs, or exotics?
Dogs, but dressed up as an exotic…pumpkin!
One hot lumberjack, a rustic cabin in the woods, whipped cream and lattes, princes, magic, and fairy wings. This is not the vacation I wanted, but it might be the one I need.
After a broken heart, I had to get away from the city. Escaping to a cabin in the woods deep into autumn sounded perfect. Peace. Solitude. Just me, my books, and my coffee fix. Next thing I know a gorgeous man chainsawing downed trees is sweeping me off my feet.
Literally, as it turns out he’s a fairy. Not just any fairy either. No, he’s a freaking Prince in exile.
Now I’m trapped in the kingdom of the autumn fairies while assassins lurk in every shadow. Every day Scott, who rose to fill in for the ill King, slips further from me. Time is ticking and soon I’ll have to return home. The question is will the once-disgraced Prince, sweet as caramel and sinful as cinnamon, come with me.
There are few regrets I wear harder in my heart than what led me to abandon my throne, my people, my kingdom. When I was banished to the human realm, I thought to live out my days protecting the forests. That changed the day this breathtaking human in leggings approached me.
In her, I found that which I thought was lost forever, home. It doesn’t hurt that she’s got a body worthy of worship either.
I never anticipated a return to my kingdom, much less dragging a human with me. Now, I have an opportunity to regain everything I lost. But, after all this time I find myself wondering if being king of the autumn fairies is what I truly want or if my heart aches for another.
This novella is a celebration of all things autumn. Grab a blanket, pour yourself a warm drink, and snuggle by the fire to fall in love.
More About Ellen
Ellen Mint adores the adorkable heroes who charm with their shy smiles and heroines that pack a punch. She has a needy black lab named after Granny Weatherwax from Discworld. Sadly, her dog is more of a Magrat. Her first two books, Undercover Siren and Fever, are available in both ebook and paperback. If you enjoyed the adventures of a sexy leprechaun, you’ll salivate over her next book Pride & Pancakes to be released by Totally Enchanted. Look for it Christmas 2019.