Monday, August 30, 2010

One Last Vice is out!

And has been since Friday.

It already has some ratings on Bookstrand (very cool) and ARe, so I know for sure people aren't hating it. Which is all I needed to know. Thanks!

By the way, the next book is the Curve Happy series, One Final Attempt, will be published at the very end of the year (last Friday in December).

I love it when people like me...

Or my first ever review on MyBookstoreAndMore (why do they have to scrap it? why?!), from Bianca on Man Frame:

The phrase "check out the view" is an understatement in the book! These two are burning holes in the screen of their windows before they even hit the sheets! Throw is a sexy repair man/bestfriend and you've got every average womans' wet dream honey! read and read again!

Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]

... So cute!

And another review for A Thin Line (Woot!)

My first ever review from Two Lips Reviews:

Reviewer: Kiki
Rating: 4.5 Kisses

Kate never dreamed that a 3:00 a.m. trip to her apartment building laundry room would awaken the bad girl in her. She has a job interview in the morning and has remembered that she has nothing to wear. Kate gathers a few things and heads downstairs. It is there that she meets Jace. By accident, the door locks behind him as he enters the room and the lights go out. They are stuck until someone comes along and lets them out in the morning. Jace and Kate start talking and getting to know one another as a way to pass the time. As the night progresses, the room gets terribly chilly and they inch closer and closer to each other in an attempt to stay warm. Then, the inevitable happens. Kate, giving into Jace’s suggestion for keeping warm, has a night of mind-blowing sex with him in dark.

For the next couple of months, Jace and Kate have a strictly sexual relationship and she settles for this. Eventually, she realizes that she is walking a thin line between having pride and dignity for herself, and being used as someone’s plaything and doormat. She knows she deserves something better. To make matters worse, Jace already has a girlfriend, who is willowy thin and comes from a very wealthy and powerful family. In a gutsy move, she decides to cut Jace off and be better to herself. She is determined to move on. Too bad Jace is finding it very hard to do the same.

I found A Thin Line to be extremely sexy and entertaining. The love scenes are so well-written that they leave you breathless. Aside from the great physical moments, you can’t help but be taken in by the story that is unfurling before you. There is real substance here. Ms. Hillman does an excellent job in showing the transformation of Kate from a not-so-thin woman with a very unhealthy self-image, into someone who believes she is worth more and deserves better. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a sexy, love story. You should be warned though, that you will be walking a thin line between steamy and down-right combustible.
... Did you see that? I leave people breathless!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another review for A Thin Line

Thanks to the always lovely people at Seriously Reviewed.

Story: 8.5
Presentation: 9
Total: 17.5

Publisher: eXcessica
Contemporary Rubenesque

Blurb: Kate finds herself locked up in her apartment building’s laundry room. It’s the middle of the night and there’s a man with her. Which would be the great start of a horror movie, except this is real and thankfully the man isn’t that bad. Actually, he’s quite nice. Oh, and hot. He’s a neighbor she’s seen a few times, the playboy with the golden looks. And as they find themselves sitting increasingly closer in an effort not to freeze to death, hands bump into parts of her body that haven’t been touched in years.

It could have stopped at that: one night of pleasure, albeit in a weird location. Except it doesn’t. Even though she knows Jace has another girlfriend, she still opens her door to him every night. He is addictive. And sometimes, he’s even nice. But what happens when the drama finally takes its toll and she bars her door to him?

Review: Ms. Hillman writes sexy prose with humor and heat. Flawed characters that find themselves in naughty situations but make the best of the situation and for me, as I read I’m as turned on as the characters. Well, A Thin Line is no exception. The opening pages were smokin’. I loved Kate and thought Jace sounded like a dream in the dark.

But then Jace becomes a real prick and I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy the rest of the story. Kate tries to be strong and withstand his charms, but he keeps worming his way back into her bed.

Eventually she decides she won’t be used for sex anymore…and that’s when there began to be glimpses of chivalry in Jace. About the time I would have given up on him, he begins to realize what he’ll lose if he loses Kate. But there is risk in having the woman he wants. He might have to give up everything he’s worked hard to build in his career. Or maybe having the woman he loves will give him the confidence to succeed.

Ms. Hillman has a style and flavor to her writing that really appeals to me. The words slip off the page and sink right into my psyche. I feel her story as I read and that’s a gift she brings to her work. I’m a fan and await the next titillating tale.

... Such a lovely review. I love, love it.

Next book will be One Last Vice, out very soon. As in next week, I think. Does it show I'm on holidays and have no idea what date it is?

I'm here (but not really)

I'm back! Well, actually not really. I'm in France so I have access to my emails again (bless the Internet!) but I still have a week of vacation. Did you miss me?!

While I was gone, Challenge #4 of Alison Tyler's Smut Marathon went up and I'm happy to say I wasn't voted off! You can read my story Oopsie here.

The next challenge is about Mystery. As in noir, who-dunnit. I do comedy, I don't do noir! Argh! So, I seriously need to think about that one as right now, I have no idea. So not me that!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ouch & Bye for now!

I was going to post links today, both for It Started With A Kiss and A Thin Line, but I fell down on Monday evening, hit my tailbone and now I can barely sit. All this to say that as I'm typing this, I'm also in pain (yeah for Nurofen Plus!) sooo... to cut this short, thank you for everyone who's buying my books.
A Thin Line seems to be doing very well and I love that people are getting Jace.

As for ISWAK, I don't know if people are gonna buy it but if you do, have fun! It's a romance story with a big twist and there's a lot of angst (and revenge...oooh!). I know some of you have already read it but feel free to buy it and read it again (I did change a few things!).

I'll be away on holidays for the next three weeks so I probably won't post on here. I'll try to check Twitter and my email though, so feel free to drop me a line.

Holidays, here I come!