Thursday, 28 November 2013

Escape Publishing Birthday Bash & Giveaway: Cate Ellink

We're so excited to be apart of Escape Publishing's birthday. We'll be featuring FIVE of Escape Publishing's amazing New Adult authors who have so generously spent the time writing lovely posts for you all, giving you the opportunity to let you get to know them better.
What's more is we have a fabulous giveaway for you all too!

Today - day four- we're featuring author Cate Ellink. 
Enjoy her post and have fun entering the giveaway.
The most difficult part of writing The Virginity Mission

Before The Virginity Mission, I was writing stories that I felt lacked authenticity. I'm not good at inventing settings, so I decided to write what I know (this advice is given to learners a lot). The Virginity Mission is based on a trip I did to the Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland, Australia, when I was at university. It was the most incredible experience and I wanted to share.

But my reality was a boring story. I had to fabricate a story in amongst the setting I knew. I'm not one who plans the story before I start writing, I write and write, whatever my head tells me (which could be the characters speaking, or my subconscious, or some psychotic episode, who knows!) and when I finish, I re-read to see what I have and try to shape a story. My editing process is long and frustrating – writing is loads of fun and fast!

I set myself a pretty difficult task pulling this story together. In hindsight, it would have been a lot easier if Mac (the heroine, whose real name is Willow) fell in love with someone in her group but my brain doesn't do easy. Mac fell in lust with one of the few unavailable men. Incredibly, he felt something for her too and so began their strange friendship.

It's crazy to write an erotic story when the hero and heroine are apart for much of the time, but I didn’t want to avoid the challenges of real life and you don't often fall in love/lust at convenient times - or is that just me?

The Virginity Mission isn't perfect but I’m proud of it. It's the best story I could write at the time. Some people like it, some people don't. Some want more adventure, some want less. But for me, it's a tribute to my Daintree trip and it's a start on my writing adventure. I love Mac and Jason. I like their easy-going and honest friendship. Another thing I love is the cover. The Escape cover artists made Jason one heck of a hot hero!

I hope if you read The Virginity Mission, you’ll enjoy it.

Cate xo


The Virginity Mission

eRRP: AU$3.99
  • About the book
  • About the author
An erotic new adult romance about old insecurities, new beginnings, and the things you can get up to in a tent…

It’s lust at first sight when Mac sees Jason shirtless and sweating on the back of a truck. Jason is the army sergeant assigned to support the six week scientific expedition that Mac is participating in, and might just be the perfect candidate for another journey of discovery that Mac is desperate to undertake — sex.

Fraternisation between students and staff might be strictly prohibited, but everybody knows fruit always tastes better when it’s forbidden.                                                                                    ~ courtesy of Escape Publishing’s website

Enter giveaway HERE

1 comment:

  1. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.



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