I’m delighted to welcome Peri Elizabeth Scott to my blog.
Hello Peri – When I discover the long list of genres you write in, astonished isn't the word. More like flabbergasted! Erotic, paranormal, fantasy, post apoc, sci-fi, historical, contemporary, Y.A., BDSM, menage, May/December, older heroine, and R.H. romance. WOW! But before we discover more about your latest release - CinderElla-ish - here are a few questions that will hopefully give your readers and followers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.
Arabella: Authors can release books, making them available to readers in various ways … via an agent, or working directly with a traditional publisher, or they can even go the self-publishing route. Which method of publishing do you prefer, and why?
Peri: I’ve done both, and at this point, I prefer traditional publishing. My pubs treat me well. I self-publish books that I either want control over insofar as the cover and some content go. So far, they are in the minority.
Arabella: Who or what
inspired you to write your latest release CinderElla-ish?
Peri: A girl’s night out! We were talking about soul mates and if lust camouflages true love. CinderElla-ish is my answer.
Arabella: If the person of your dreams (husband/wife/partner/or superstar) were to take you out for the night, where would they take you, and what would you do?
Peri: A nice dinner, followed by a couples’ massage and a night in a high-end hotel.
Peri: Odie, Jorja and Nod. My rescue cats.
Arabella: Currently, what is your most favourite T.V. programme, and why?
Peri: I don’t watch T.V. as a rule, but I like the Kids’ Baking Championship.
Arabella: When writing a book or chapter, which do you concentrate on first: plot, character, or setting?
Peri: I have to say a character within an incident.
Arabella: How do you research your novels and characters?
Peri: My muse supplies the idea, and I run with it like all pantsers. I then turn to the ’net for the unknown or call a friend. I have raised some eyebrows with the latter!
Arabella: A slice of Chocolate Cake, a piece of Fruit, or Burger and Fries?
Peri: Chocolate cake!!
Arabella: What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their writing journey?
Peri: There are a couple of Golden rules: NO HEAD HOPPING! Research that. It’s one thing that can get your book rejected.
Secondly, use spellcheck or an editing program to review your work—there are free ones—and learn as you go along, so your book doesn’t need nearly as much polishing.
Find a few someones you trust to read your work and give feedback, and swallow your pride. If they are honest, it’s gonna sting at times. (Prepares you for those judgey reviews later.)
Above all, get those words down.
Thank you for being a super guest on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat, Peri. I’m left wondering how you find the time to write with such a busy life caring for your rescue and feral cats. Wishing you all the best for your latest release - CinderElla-ish
About Peri Elizabeth Scott
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 sweeter (Peribeth) romances in various genres, as well as a post-apocalyptic adventure without a lick of romance by Peribeth.
A bestselling Amazon author, a hybrid, and a coauthor, as of September 2021, after ten years of writing, she has published over 70 books, including eight series and several standalones, with others in the works.
It’s Vegas, but what are the odds that a one-night stand is your soulmate?
When Ella wakes up alone the morning after an amazing—and intimate—night with Rhys, her heart refuses to accept that he used her.
When Rhys returns to their room to find Ella gone, and all he has left of her is a slipper, his heart can’t believe their time together didn’t mean as much to her.
Indeed, they were the victims of a simple misunderstanding.
They both grapple with the loss and turn to work to cope, hiding behind pride. Rhys then decides to seek Ella out but can’t trace her, not that he’s giving up. Ella gathers the courage to contact Rhys—and tell him they made a baby together.
Initially awkward, their reunion quickly supports what their hearts already know: they’re soulmates and meant to be together.