Hey crew!!! Kelly Elliott has just released A FOREVER LOVE!!! We all know Kelly writes beautiful, sweet, everlasting love. Flirty and Dirty was also honoured to have Kelly give us a little peek into her world with an interview. Check out the goodies and be sure to enter the giveaway too.
SYNOPSIS: The moment Garrett Mathews sees the woman of his dreams, he vows to fight with everything he has to win Emma Birk’s heart. Garrett will embark on the longest, hardest struggle of his life to make his dreams a reality. Emma Birk has every intention of focusing on her last year of high school with no interruptions—until she lays eyes on the one person who will end up turning her whole world upside down. Emma attempts to avoid the feelings she quickly develops for Garrett, only to start slowly giving in to his endless pursuit of her. As life throws twists and turns at Garrett and Emma, their commitment to each other is tested as they determine if they have a forever love.
EXCERPT: He nodded his head and took my hand before leading me out to the dance floor. When he gently brought me into his arms, I felt like I was finally home. “Only You” by The Platters began playing, and I looked up into Garrett’s eyes. The way he was looking at me caused me to hold my breath. It felt like a million butterflies were flying around in my stomach, and all I wanted was for him to kiss me. I quickly looked around to see who was watching us. I looked back up into his eyes, and he started laughing. “You must be thinking the same thing I am, Buttercup,” he said as he winked. Every hair on my body stood up. I gave him a slight smile. “And what exactly are you thinking of, Mr. Mathews?” “I wish you weren’t dating Michael because I’d really love to kiss you right now.” My smile dropped, and I felt my eyes beginning to water. I licked my lips. “I’m not dating him. I told Michael that I had feelings for someone else, and he told me the same thing.” The look on Garrett’s face was one I knew I would never forget for as long as I live. It almost appeared to be relief. As the song was beginning to end, Garrett looked down at my lips. I had never wanted something so badly in my entire life. I was practically willing him to kiss me. He began to lean down, but then someone started calling out his name.
INTERVIEW: Since hitting publish with Wanted, what do you think has changed the most in the book world? There are a lot more authors making a go of it! I think that is the one main thing I’ve seen. I’ve dreamed of writing since I was in high school so I love to see other people follow their dreams.
How do you want evolve as a writer? I’d like to continue improving as a write of course. I think there is always room for that, but I’d like to branch out a bit more. I’m planning on a historical romance series and toying around the idea of co-authoring a book with someone. I think that would be kind of fun!
Is there another genre you would like to try? And if so why? I’m pretty happy with my genre but historical romance if for sure one I want to branch out into. I’m a huge history buff so why not but the two things I love so much together! I have a friend of mine who is a high school librarian and she mentioned me writing a more YA book. I might give it a go in the next year.
Where do you find your inspiration/motivation to write? Life mostly. Songs. Music is a huge part of my writing. I can hear a song 50 times and on number 51 an idea for a book will hit me. I’ll be writing and listening to music and a song will be on and the next thing I know I’m writing a scene inspired by the song.
And as with all Flirty and Dirty Blog interviews tell us one flirty thing and one dirty thing about you? HAHA! I’m pretty outspoken…all the time and with everyone. I’ve been known to flirt a bit just to get something I want. It usually works too! Hmm…something dirty. I think all you have to do is read one of my books and see my something dirty. A lot of scenes are inspired by my own life! wink
Author Bio: Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her! She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message. In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write. One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.