Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed that to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide. After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop. Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are much fun to read as they were to write.
She’s published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Loose-Id, Decadent and Total ebound.
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I think one of the questions I’m most often asked is – where do you get your ideas? Like most writers, my ideas come from a variety of places but my latest release – Jumping in Puddles- was inspired by a television program called Country House Rescue. The series involved an expert staying for a few days in a country pile that’s in need of care and suggesting ways of raising revenue to the owners. The reaction of the various owners to the advice they’re given varied from – fantastic, thank you – to - over my dead body will I have riffraff looking round my house. Very amusing!
In Jumping in Puddles, I have a woman called Ellie who’s come to help with the dilapidated country house, but she has an ulterior motive. And Jago, the man who owns the house, isn’t exactly receptive. I don’t plot my stories, so I hadn’t envisaged it being a paranormal, but it just slid in that direction and I went with it. Ellie is a selfless rain-dancing fairy, while Jago is a dark, brooding lord of the manor. What they have in common is that they’re torn between duty to family, and their hearts.
If you had enough money to make a change to your house, what would you do? I offer one lucky commentator an ecopy of this book or any from my backlist.
Jago doesn’t just inherit a title after the death of his parents, he’s saddled with the crumbling money pit of a mansion that’s been in his family for centuries. With his medical career on hold, he struggles to secure the future of Sharwood Hall, trudging uphill with no finish line in sight.
The sins of a past generation fall on faerie Ellie and her family, and each year they must trek to the exact center of the UK to recharge their energy. Until they find the Kewen, treasure guarded and lost by their ancestors hundreds of years ago, they’re banished from Faeryland. Ellie’s father has spent fifty years searching, now it’s his eldest child’s burden.
As a stunning woman sweeps into Jago’s world in a thunderstorm, he can’t stop thinking she’s too good to be true. For little reason other than her sweet and generous heart, Ellie is helping to put Sharwood to rights and leaving him more and more suspicious she wants something other than him. When family and duty clashes with trust and love, it’s debatable whether a perilous leap of faith, directly off a bridge into treacherous waters, will keep lovers from being swept apart.
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