Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit and Giveaway: Barbara Elsborg





Today we have one of my favorite new (to me) authors visiting the clubhouse, Barbara Elsborg!  She's come to share some of her secrets with us, like how incredibly limber she is.  Stick around for the giveaway!


What are your favorite M/M themes?
Oh crikey. Not sure I could choose. Depending on how well it's written, I could go for anything. But I do like pairings where the guys are about the same age and not young adults, I like one to be dark and unsmiling and other to be funny, I like MM suspense stories rather than coming of age ones or BDSM, but I like hard, rough, bad guys and not sweet ones.

What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers?
Junction X by Erastes, The Charioteer by Mary Renault, The boy I love by Marion Husband, Bone Rider by J. Fally, Compulsion by Clare London, Freeman by Clare London - oh I could go on.

What's your go-to tasty beverage?
Black coffee when I'm working. Mojito when I can get one!

Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.
I can wriggle my ears. I used to be able to put my legs behind my neck when I was lying down - sadly, I have a hip issue that means I can't do that anymore. Er - probably why I have the hip issue. I can tie knots in cherry stems with my tongue. I can sunbathe for England! I can read very quickly - 80 pages in 30 minutes on average.

If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)
LOL - Can I be a fallen angel? Do they count? I'd love wings and to be able to fly but I'm too bad to be one of the good guys. This choice could very well be influenced by my work in progress though.

Who's your favorite porn star?
Gabriel Clark. Hmmm. Though I'm very fickle!

Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"?
All the time! I think almost every book I've ever read has some sentence in there that I admire, even if I've not liked the book.

Any new projects you're currently working on?
A paranormal MM about a demon and an angel. I know everyone thinks that genre is done and gone but this is a follow up to 'Bloodline' my story about a vampire and a faerie. I like to switch around genres when I'm writing because it keeps it more interesting. In the pipeline I have two MMs coming out next year with Samhain and also an MMF that is under consideration with a publisher at the moment. Then I have to write another MM to complete the little series for Samhain. A writer's work is never done!
 
Thanks again for stopping by, Barbara.  You're always welcome any time.
 
It's time for a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive an ebook from Barbara's catalogue.
To enter to win, please leave a comment on this blog post and let us know (1) your name and a means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.) and (2) what's your secret talent.

The giveaway is open until 10:00PM (Pacific time) on December 3rd. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner whom we will select using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomizer). Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner. 
 

28 comments:

  1. 80 pages in 30 minutes! Dam, I would i was a fast reader but she leaves me at the starting block.
    l.lesar@sky.com

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  2. I am pretty fast at most things, Lorraine! Not always a good thing when husband gets his meals thrown onto his plate!

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  3. I've enjoy a few of Barbara's books.
    Now sunbathing for England is a talent I could get behind too!

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  4. Thanks for the fun interview! I love your go-to beverages. I can really get the suntanning done here in Arizona - best done in the pool, though, if it is summer.

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    1. Arizona is so superhot!! I once fried in Phoenix!

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  5. Learn something new every blog posting about one of my most favorite authors. Just glad you keep writing, with each wonderful story so unique. Never stop!

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  6. Great interview! I'm looking forward to the books you're working on. I can also tie a cherry stem with my tongue;-)

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  7. New to me author. Loved the interview. Not really into suntanning. Used to do in my youth,like all my peers. Not so much anymore. Look forward to looking up your books

    redmd@juno.com

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    1. I know it's bad for us and I am careful but there is something about feeling the heat of the sun after a long miserable British winter!

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  8. So excited! Recently read With or Withou Him and was on tenterhooks the whole time. Ditto on the cherry stem, and I can also assume the lotus position.

    Waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh I can't do the lotus position anymore. I wish I could - by dang hip.

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  9. Love your drinks and talents! I read fast, but I might be hard pressed to do 80 pages in 30- min.

    jczlapin(at)gmail)dot)com

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    1. I might read fast - but I'm not so good at recalling what I read!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Boy Meets Boy!
    So far I've only read "Every Move He Makes"by Barbara Elsborg and, man, did it blow me away! I wish I had even half of her writing skills!
    Secret talents...Not so much for me. I'm pretty much an open book. I guess the oddest one would telepathically communicating with my pets, but that probably works with all pet owners right? I wouldn't say it's that much of a talent LOL
    Anyway, congrats for all your hard work!
    shayla.mist@gmail.com

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    1. You need to write a book about talking to your pets telepathically!

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  11. Wow, you are a fast reader. I'm rather slow so I would love to read that fast.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

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  12. Not always a good thing though! I spend a fortune on books!

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  13. Great interview! Loved Every Move He Makes, though less fond of the song it gets stuck in my head.=P

    @calila1988 on Twitter

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    1. Yup, I did nick the title from that!! LOL

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  14. Thank you, I enjoyed Barbara's inquisition, I also like the darker anti-hero, or grump bear, and I also loved the pairing in Cowboy's Down. I do read pretty fast, but I also re-read if I love the book during my fast scan and re-read until all its secrets are unfolded. I could sun burn for Britain, as I am very pale and freckle instead. Hmm a secret talent, now that would be telling.... slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com :D

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    1. Ouch - sunburn isn't much fun. My daughter is like that. One ray and she's toasted. Not in a good way!

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  15. I've enjoyed several of Barbara's books. I'm also a pretty fast reader, but sometimes if I read to many at a time, they bleed together; not the best result.

    dmdkindle at gmail dot com

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    1. That's sort of happened to me - I actually once was convinced something was the truth - some legal issue - until my family pointed out, it had been on a TV show the previous night. My memory!! Eek,

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  16. I haven't been brave enough to read Junction X yet. I'm nervous. As a heartless soul, I worry that it may crack my facade LOL.

    Secret talent... I'm not good at those. Hm. I can tell you what it's not.

    Maybe drawing? Some people know it, but not everyone. I used to be good at singing, mostly in Latin.

    samantha.lamb@ymail.com

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  17. AND THE WINNER IS...

    JEN CW

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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