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Ella Grey gives Luscious an inside look at her new release!

by on February 21, 2013

I am always on the lookout for good books. As a voracious reader I’m always anxious to find something new and interesting. Now I have read Ella Grey’s book and they have always left me looking for more of her work. Finally, I had a chance to sit down and talk with her. It was interesting to get her take on things. I enjoy getting others perspectives and as she does in her books. Ella held nothing back. She also gave us a pretty. The cover to her latest release is gorgeous. I’ll share that with you a little later but in the mean time check out our interview.

  1. Give us a brief introduction: Who are you and what do you do?
    My name is Ella Grey and I’m a writer. Currently I write romance but I’ve also written Steampunk, Young Adult and Urban Fantasy.
  2. How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
    Sometimes I let it get to me. Bad reviews can be very destructive unless they give constructive criticism.
  3. Are the names of the characters in your novels important?
    I’ve been known to change a name before I submit a story. Usually I know if a name works or not.
  4. What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a writer?
    Trying to find time to write. I have a three year old, so every day is a challenge.
  5. Do you believe in love at first sight?
    In fiction I do.
  6. Which story of yours would you like to see brought to film?
    What a Way to Start the Day, which stars my fire witch Molly O’Brien. I’d love to see those characters on the big screen, hell I would be happy with the small screen.
  7. Do you have a favorite book, if so what is it and why?
    One of my favorite stories so far this year is Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young. I like the idea behind the story and the characters are likeable. I’m looking forward to see where she takes this story.
  8. What is the one thing you do after finishing a story?
    See if there’s another story I need to finish.
  9. What motivates you to write?
    Deadlines. I work a lot better with them. My son is in nursery at the moment which means I have a little over two hours to write in the afternoon. I’ve been known to hit 3k during that time.

10. Fun question. Do you prefer ice cream or cake for dessert or both?
Ice cream or an ice cream float, which is a glass filled with ice cream and topped up with coke. I used to love having this on a                hot day when I was young.



Nola Pryce didn’t expect much to happen over the Christmas holidays. She planned on spending it alone, eating too much chocolate and watching bad TV. She certainly didn’t expect Alex, a man with a secret that’s sure to change her life—if she lets it.

Alex Winchester runs The Black Rose Club with his business partner and friend Lilith Yee. It caters to every dark fantasy. But Alex is a Dom without a submissive, until he meets Nola. He invites her to The Black Rose Club Christmas party. A lot rests on this one night. Alex is giving Nola a choice. It’s up to her if she wants to say yes.



Nobody likes being alone on Christmas, which was the only reason Nola Pryce was on a date with tall, dark, and dull. It had been a moment of weakness that made her say yes. Looking at him across the table made her wish she’d said no.

She’d stopped listening to the conversation about ten minutes ago. Now she was just randomly nodding and taking sips from her cup. Her attention wandered to checking out the bar that they’d decided to meet at. She liked it even if it was obvious that Tim didn’t judging by the way he wrinkled his nose as he’d walked in. It had a homely feel to it. The customers chatted with the staff, which created a low-key but friendly atmosphere. Her attention drifted to the framed newspapers on the wall. There was a history here that she liked.

It was the only good thing about the date. At least it’s an early evening dinner date. There wasn’t going to be that awkward moment at the end of the night when she didn’t invite him up for coffee. There was no way in the hell this would be turning into one date of many.

He’d been talking about himself for nearly an hour, his latest subject being a business trip to Japan. Somehow he’d even managed to make that sound boring.

“I just need to go to the ladies’. I’ll be right back.” Nola got to her feet, collecting her bag. She needed to fake an emergency or something. If she sat through anymore of this bullshit, she wouldn’t be responsible for her actions.

She noticed the guy looking at her from the bar as she went in search of the ladies’ room and smiled at him. When she finished up in the restroom, she headed back to the bar. A plan had already begun to form in her head.

“I need a favour.”

The man’s eyes widen at her forwardness. He put down the burger he’d been eating and used a napkin to clean sauce from his lips. “And what would that be?” he asked as soon as his mouth was empty. He was smartly dressed in a suit which had an impeccable cut but he looked much more relaxed than stuffy Tim. At that moment he looked like he was trying hard not to smile.

“I need you to call my phone in about five minutes.”

He looked around her, checking out Tim. He didn’t look unimpressed. “Trying to get out of a bad date?”

“You’ll be saving a person’s life.”

He looked a little surprised, “Yours?”

“No, his. I might actually have to kill him. Somebody that boring shouldn’t be allowed to live. I’d be doing the world a favour.”

He looked back at her solemnly but his eyes twinkled with supressed laughter. “I’ll call it. I wouldn’t want you to get yourself arrested.”

Nola leant on the bar and ordered another cup of tea from the waitress and placed her card in front of her.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

He really didn’t need to know that but the smile intrigued her. “It’s Nola Pryce. Yours?”

“Alex Winchester.”

She touched his arm. “Thank you, Alex. I owe you.”

The intriguing smile set her heart racing. Now if Alex had been her date, she wouldn’t be looking for the nearest exit. “It’s my pleasure, Nola.”


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Ella Grey is a jack of all trades and has been published in multiple genres. With her first story published nearly two years ago, she’s written short stories and novellas and shows no signs of stopping.

Ella’s always loved reading and inspired by Christopher Pike, wrote her first story at the age of fifteen. Now a decade later she’s creating Paranormal and Steampunk worlds.


She lives in a tiny house in the UK, with her other half, their son and their cat. She leads a hectic life but disappears into the worlds she’s created as soon as she puts the monster to bed.





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