Author Interview & Giveaway: Ella Franks Discusses Entice

Hello everyone! Please welcome author Ella Frank to Romantic Book Affairs! I'm super excited to get to know the woman behind the deliciously sexy Exquisite series. You will never look at a peach or a coat room the same again.

You can read my reviews here: Exquisite and Entice!

Miz Frank is also giving away one ebook copy of Exquisite OR her new release Entice to TWO random and very lucky readers!

Let’s chat!


Hi Ella, thank you so much for chatting with me today. Tell us about yourself.

Ella: You are very welcome, of course thank you for having me. Okay let’s see, I am happily married and have been for eleven years this May. I am originally from Australia and all of my family still lives there, it is such a fantastic place to live and visit. I have one older sister who went ahead and read my books even though she is much more likely to be caught reading a murder or mystery. No kiddos for me but I do have a cat, so I guess I am the anti-Shelly, except I am not single. I love to read, watch movies and musicals and more than anything in the world I love to write and I thank my lucky stars every day that I get to do that.

What are some of most daring, amazing, interesting things you’ve ever done so far?

Ella: Well the first thing that comes to mind is I moved from Australia to America when I was nineteen, to be with my husband. That was pretty daring, amazing and interesting. My parents would probably call it insane.

Entice is the second book in the Exquisite series and has been released February 1st. Tell us a little about it.

Ella: Entice, is Shelly Monroe’s story, Lena’s best friend from Exquisite. When I first started to write this series I knew immediately who each book would be about. The one thing I hadn’t planned on was the serious side to Shelly’s story. I always intended her to be the ray of sunshine in the middle of Lena and Rach, but as I was writing things changed direction and I always follow my characters - even when I want to shake or slap them.

I love Josh. The man is F.I.N.E. and he's a dirty talker. Oh, yeah. I know why I love Josh, but can you tell our readers why they would want to have a romantic book affair with Josh?

Ella: Of course! He is the ultimate romantic. The man oozes sex but doesn’t like the idea of it without strings. In other words ladies he has substance and heart. He knows he can’t get involved and walk just away, it’s not in him. He’s caring, thoughtful, and did I mention sexy? Oh and let’s not forget he has the patience of a saint.

Where did the inspiration for this story (Exquisite series) come from?

Ella: Honestly, I don’t have a specific answer. I took several culinary courses through school and always enjoyed the idea of working in a restaurant, which then lead to the idea of a hot chef and then Mason walked in and everything evolved from there.

I love casting my heroes and heroines. If Exquisite or Entice were to be cast into a movie, who would you cast as Lena and Mason? Shelly and Josh?

Ella: Wow, let me see. Lena – Evangeline Lilly, Shelly – Ali Larter. Now the men I am sorry but I have no answer for you. There is no one I would pick right now because honestly they are in my head. So it would probably end up being an unknown, unless someone else cast it.

Paula: I just had to add my two cents… I love Ali Larter and can totally see Shelly as her. I imagined Mason as David Gandy. Who wouldn’t? The man is sex on legs. Wink!

You have a way with pulling all of my emotional heart strings. I cried several times during both Exquisite and Entice. Darn you woman! LOL! Which book has been the hardest for you to write so far?

Ella: When it comes to this series I haven’t written it yet. I have been saving it for last, just to torture myself. Rachel’s story will touch on things that are very close to me and I know it will be extremely hard to write but in the end hopefully it will be better for it.

You gave us a small teaser of Edible at the end of Entice. I'm dying for Rachel's book! No, seriously. I'm going to explode with anticipation if I don't get my hands on it soon. Can you tell us when that will be released and if you plan to write any more books in this series?

Ella: Edible should be available this summer, fingers crossed. I’m excited for it as well. It will wrap the characters up nicely because both Mason and Josh are important pieces in Rachel’s story. So that answers the next question I suppose. There won’t be any more books in the Exquisite Series – however, there will be a couple of ….steamy Valentine’s Day scenes to look out for.

Do you have plans to write anything else outside of the Exquisite series?

Ella: Yes, definitely! I have Blind Obsession, an erotic novel due out in Spring 2013 and a joint project with Renee Ericson, Faith’s Law in Fall 2013. Next year I will be embarking on a brand new series, which will be a lot of fun.

Thank you so, so much for chatting with me! Is there anything else you would like to add?

Ella: You are very welcome, thanks for having me. Nothing else from me, just thank you everyone for allowing me to share my stories and characters with you. It’s such a pleasure and awesome job to have. I can’t wait to bring you more. Xx E


About the Author

I am happily married and mother to a crazy cat.
I am the author of the Exquisite Series, which includes Exquisite, Entice (due in Feb) and Edible (due in Summer 2013).
I am also set to release Blind Obsession in March/April 2013.
Currently I reside in the Southern portion of the United States of America.

Find Ella Online:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


TWO randomly drawn readers will win an ebook of Ella Frank’s Exquisite OR Entice! Winner’s choice. Open Internationally. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget directions and terms and conditions. Giveaway ends at 12:01am on 2/14/13.

Please leave us a comment telling us why you’d love to have a romantic book affair with Mason from Exquisite (review) or Josh from Entice (review)!

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  1. Why not?? Would love these books..Thanks for the chance to wn them..

  2. Great giveaway. I Have heard so many good things about these books (:
    Exquisite has been on wishlist forever!!

    1. I hope if and when you do read Exquisite you enjoy!

  3. Oh I want Exquisite so badly!! I've heard so many great thing about Ella from my peeps :)

  4. Well, I haven't read either book yet (sadly), but from what I've heard, they're both pretty sexy and know how to give a woman what she wants!

    1. LOL! I sure hope Mason and Josh know how to please their women - if and when you do read you will have to come and let me know! Enjoy!

  5. I haven't read either yet, but I always have room for more book boyfriends in my life ;)

  6. I have not read either of these books but i do have Exquisite on my wishlist just yet to get round to it and i will always have room for more book boyfriends

  7. I have not read the books yet so I can't really answer the question. But if what I heard of them is true... I would be nuts no to :P

    I do have them on my TBR list. So many BBF so little time ...

    Thanks for the giveaway ! :)

  8. I don't know! But I would like to!!

  9. I haven't read these yet so really can't answer the question other than to say why not?!?

  10. I haven't read either one of the books!!! Yikes!!

  11. Thank you Paula and Letitia for having me here on your Blog today! As usual it is always an absolute pleasure ;-)

    1. Thank you for inviting me to a part of your blog tour! Looking forward to Blind Obsession. :DDD

  12. I unfortunately have not read the books, but I really want to. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Ah... Mason? Why? Window scene from Exquisite. That is all.

  14. I have only read the teasers, and they are both hot... who wouldn't want an affair with one of them :-)

  15. Because I see Mason as Gandy, too. I would be crazy to not want that! :)

  16. Haven't read either one yet, but I really want to. Nothing like a hot book boyfriend to brighten a night!

  17. Exquisite and Entice have both been on my TBR for wayyyy too long. I've not yet read either one, so wouldn't know about Mason or Josh, however after some of the reviews I've read, I wouldn't mind getting to know them ;-) *wink wink* lol

    Thanks for the chance to do ^^^^ so. haha

  18. I haven't read either book yet but both are on my TBR list!

  19. I have been reading alot of great reviews on these two books. I haven't read them yet. They are on my TBRs & I will be reading them soon.
    Thanks or the giveaway!

  20. I have to say that I have heard so many good things about entice and have been dying to read it! I cant wait to get it and read it. Mason and josh sound so delicious. My husband might get jealous of my love affair with them.

  21. These books are in my TBR pile, so I am not sure which book boyfriend to claims at mine this week :)

  22. I haven't read either of these yet but they are on my TBR and I have seen a ton of great reviews. Thanks for doing a great giveaway and I hope to soon find out if I'd choose Mason or John :)

  23. Great giveaway. I Have heard so many good things about these books (:

  24. Awesome giveaway! I haven't read either. Looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the giveaway.


  25. Can I choose both? :)
    Fingers crossed!


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