I’m delighted to welcome romance author Peri Elizabeth Scott to my blog.
Hello Peribeth/Allyson – It was lovely to connect with you through our publisher Evernight Publishing and I’m so pleased you are able to appear as a guest on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat this week. But before we discover more about your latest release, Chopped there are a few questions that will hopefully give your readers and followers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.
Arabella: When writing a romance are there any key traits, such as virtuously good or shamelessly bad, you like to give your characters?
Peribeth/Allyson: I had to think about that! The men are usually alphas but have the ability to look at themselves and grovel when in the wrong. The women are always feisty and strong-willed and make mistakes but aren’t consciously cruel.
Arabella: A story has a beginning, middle, and an end. When penning your latest release, Chopped, which part did you find the hardest to write and why?
Peribeth/Allyson: Hmmm. You know, the hardest parts to write in Chopped were the sex scenes. I enjoyed my characters’ personalities enough to wish I could omit the graphic details!
Arabella: We all have a long list of books we keep meaning to read but never have the time for --- which book is a must-read for you this season?
Peribeth/Allyson: The Investigator by John Sandford He’s my favourite author ever. The Investigator is his latest and a spin-off of his Prey series. I am on tenterhooks for a paranormal romance titled Snowfang Secret by Merry Ravenell that had better be released in January 2023 as promised, lol. It’s the second in a series, and I am impatient.
Arabella: Thinking and planning ahead… Your aim is to organise a two-week holiday for you and your family. Do you:
a) Play safe and camp in the back garden?
b) Take the risk and book a hotel room and flight abroad?
c) Find another solution for a relaxing two-week break?
Peribeth/Allyson: I pick c). Visit a spa, spend a couple of days, then book a fancy hotel room, see a show/theatre and eat exotic meals for a few days. Visit a couple of boutiques for a wardrobe upgrade. Good to go!
Arabella: As a published author, what advice would you give to someone starting out on their writing journey? In other words, what are the pitfalls a budding novelist should try to avoid?
Peribeth/Allyson: I always say read the submission outlines. They usually state they are looking for works that are well-polished mechanically and with no head hopping, plus specifics for some publishers. Use a free service like Grammarly or Editor and research head hopping. Then grow a thick skin, and ask trusted friends to read and give honest feedback. If you can, ask another author to be a critique partner. If your work isn’t polished, you’re far less likely to get a look in.
Arabella: You’re outside a florist and can’t resist the temptation to buy… Which floral arrangement do you choose?
Peribeth/Allyson: Peonies and Baby’s Breath.
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Arabella: What about your future plans? Any books or series in the making?
Peribeth/Allyson: Still working on the next in the Destined YA series, and an MC read that my betas tell me is too high brow! (I need to take my own advice!)
Thank you for joining me on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat, Peribeth/Allyson. And your SPA weekend sounds ideal. Wishing you all the best for your latest release – Chopped.
About Peri Elizabeth Young
Peri Elizabeth Scott, aka Allyson Young, lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada, where she and her husband pretend to work well together in their seasonal business.
She has always enjoyed the written word, and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. That was followed by a mix of spicy (Ally) and sweet (Peribeth) romances in various genres and a post-apocalyptic adventure without a lick of romance by Peribeth.
A bestselling Amazon author, a hybrid, and a coauthor, as of March 2022, she has published seven series and several standalones, over 70 books, with others in the works.
Peri Elizabeth Scott, aka Allyson Young writes YA and non-romance post-apocalyptic and non-romance suspense. she also writes romance: paranormal, contemporary, post-apocalyptic, historical, menage, BDSM, sci-fi
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CHOPPED - Peri Elizabeth Scott (released March 31/22)
Braxton is a prep cook at The Salt Cellar, an up-and-coming restaurant in Las
Vegas. She has aspirations to make line cook and actually thought it was a done
deal—before Chef Malachi Abrams took over the kitchen.
He’s gorgeous, arrogant, and infuriating and seems to take a singular interest in criticizing her—with scant approval and encouragement. Regan has a second job that she loves equally, working as a flash dancer in a nearby club, but she needs both incomes. So she won’t let him chop her.
Chef Malachi is determined to make The Salt Cellar Vegas’s best restaurant. All is going according to plan despite the attitude of his feisty prep cook. He might be inexplicitly drawn to her, but that won’t get in the way of his work ethic. They have chemistry, but is it palatable or, like revenge, a dish better served cold?