Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

When you read this, I'll already be on holidays. We're spending the week at our family house in Burgundy. It's located in a very small small the road stops there! 

So that means no Internet, no cell phone...but also a fireplace and lots of books to read. We even have heating in our bedrooms now! (Crazy, I know ;)

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I'll talk to y'all in the New Year. I'm off to eat lots of turkey!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Suck It Up (Grassroots #2) now available on Kindle and Nook!

Grassroots #2

Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Shape-shifter (Lions)


Nate, or Dr Franks as everyone knows him, used to be the Pride’s most easy-going lion. All it took was for him to take over the town’s practice and the arrival of the new nurse, Kellie, for his good humor to leave out the window. He might even start believing the rumor that she’s been transferred from another Pride because they couldn’t deal with her anymore.

Kellie might not like Dr Franks much, well apart from the way he looks, but she knows one thing: he might be her last solution if she wants to learn how to control her lioness. The duality between her animal’s needs and her own is driving her crazy.

When Nate learns what happened in her old Pride and why, he sees red and decides to help her. Her lioness is so strong he has to take drastic measures, and they end up mated. Between his father’s anger and someone intent on destroying their new-found relationship, it will be up to Nate to keep them alive…but at what cost?

Nathan, or Dr. Franks as everyone knew him, loved women. He loved everything about them, from their soft skin, to the way they smelled, to how their nails dug into his back when he made love to them.

He’d always been a ladies’ man, enjoying the fact he was never on his own for long. Oh, he wasn’t planning on getting hitched any time soon, but now that he’d come back to the Pride, he knew he would have to curb his tendencies.

As one of the Alpha’s sons, he had a reputation to uphold. As the only doctor left in the Pride, he had a clientele to build. It was a good thing he wasn’t as dominant as his two brothers, Jay and Andy. Whenever he treated someone, all it took was a smile and people knew they could trust him. He depended on that. Too bad, his new nurse hadn’t gotten the memo.

“Kellie, what did I tell you yesterday?” He sighed, rubbing his forehead tiredly.

“I know my job, Dr. McDreamy,” she muttered under her breath as she walked past him, grabbing the chart she’d left unattended on the counter.

“Make sure you do,” he called out after her, watching her corkscrew curls bounce all over her head. She was so freaking aggravating. What did I do to deserve this? he asked himself for the hundredth time.

He’d only taken over the town’s practice the previous Monday, but already, she was getting under his skin. It wasn’t that he didn’t like her. No, well, maybe. She had the potential to be a good nurse, but she had the worst temperament he’d ever seen. Everything he said, mostly constructive criticism or so he’d thought anyway, she slapped back in his face.

He saw the way she looked at him, her dark brows forming a line as if she couldn’t stand the sight of him. She didn’t even know him! How could she hate him already? He knew she’d been transferred from another Pride, the rumor going round being that they couldn’t deal with her anymore. Which made total sense to him.

He wasn’t sure how long he’d be able to cope with her acting like this. He loved women, but Kellie might be the exception to this rule. It wasn’t that she looked bad either. She wasn’t his type, a bit too curvy and well, moody, for him, but… Shit! Why am I still thinking about her when I should be working?

Shaking his head, he bent down to check who was next on the list when the front doors burst open and an agitated woman walked in. “Help me!”

He was beside her in a second. “What’s wrong?”

“My sister! I found her unconscious in the shower. She’s in my car. I should have called 9-1-1, but I live close so I—”

He wasn’t listening any longer.

“Kellie!” he shouted before sprinting outside. His gaze zeroed in on the car parked haphazardly in the middle of the street. He hurried to the passenger door and opened it. He knelt on the concrete, his eyes already examining the patient. “Miss? Can you hear me?”

He took her pulse, relieved to find it steady if a little fast. He let his lion to the forefront of his mind, asking him to smell the woman so he could assess her. He leaned over her but couldn’t detect anything. She was breathing on her own. Her skin felt cold, but he was confident she would warm up once she was inside.

His lion switched his tail and retreated, no longer interested in the unmated female. Taking this sign as his green light, Nate brought one arm around the woman’s shoulders, the other slipping beneath her thighs. She didn’t weigh much, he thought as he stood back up. His nurse was at the doors, keeping them open for him.

He nodded at her, ordered her to follow him as he strode past, his attention entirely on what the issue might be. His brain scanning dozens of potential scenarios, he only noticed what the woman wore when he laid her on an examination table. And that was because his nurse took one look at their patient and groaned.

What the hell? He turned toward her and frowned. “Kellie?”

She didn’t even hear him, too focused on the woman’s…breasts? He followed her gaze and realized the patient had been covered by a towel and nothing else. She was now quite naked, and she had the most perfect tits he’d seen in a long while.

“Wow,” he mouthed then remembered he’d left her upset sister in the waiting room. “Let’s be professional, shall we, Kellie?”

She froze for a second. “Hmm. Yes. Sure. Yes.”

It didn’t take him long to notice the bump on the back of the woman’s head. She’d probably slipped in the shower and was now regaining consciousness.

She blinked and moaned a little, trying to sit up before she fully registered where she was. When her eyes opened, she stiffened. “Who are you?”

“Dr. Franks. You hit your head and might have a concussion. I’d advise you to stop moving until I’ve finished with my examination.” He smiled down at her, but she remained stiff. “Kellie?” he finally said, hoping his nurse would be able to reassure her. And she did, much more happily than he’d ever seen her talk to a patient before.

He stood there, adding pertinent details to the woman’s chart, and he couldn’t help but be aware of his nurse’s lioness. The one who was so aroused it was starting to send out pheromones.

Seriously? She had to do this here? Now? He was going to have to talk to her. Again.

First review: 5/5 from Guilty Indulgence

(...) The unique twists Hillman interjects in her stories create characters and plots that are far more interesting than the average shifter stories. (...) 

Suck It Up is a quick read with a fast-moving, twisty storyline. If you love shifters, you won’t want to miss this story. The Grassroots series is sure to become a favorite - I'll be certain to watch for the next book.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Song of the week: Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)

Love the lyrics. Love her voice. And a feel-good video with fans - what could be better?

Monday, December 12, 2011

ARe Café: Featured Author

I'm this week's Featured Author at All Romance eBook's ARe Café.

Just ignore the pic and read the interview, will you? ;) It was a fun one!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Grassroots: Announcing 3 more books in the series (*spoilers*)

I'm happy to say that my publisher, Resplendence Publishing, has agreed to release 3 more books in my Grassroots series over 2012. I'm not even sure if the series will stop there or not. I guess it'll depend if there are other lions who want to come out and play ;)


The series is loosely divided into two with the first three books (Rough It Up, Suck It Up and Live It Up) featuring the Pride Alpha's three sons, respectively Jay, Nate and Andy. 

The next trilogy will be around the recruitment process put into place by Andy to replace him as the Pride Enforcer. Each book (Turn It Up, Heat It Up and Mix It Up) will be a different genre, respectively MM, FF and MFM. Yes, I do like to challenge myself!

You will still see the other members of the Pride however so every book will be interconnected in a way. I have a big surprise twist in store for Heat It Up and I can't wait to see everyone's reaction!

Here's a bit more information on all the books, including the ones that are already published (or soon to be!). The blurbs will probably be tweaked over the coming months as I start writing, but I'll be sure to keep you updated...

Rough It Up – 5 October 2011

Alexa has been a mixie, a half-breed lioness, her whole life and is used to taking care of herself. So when she meets fellow shifter, Jay, in an airport lounge and he notices she’s in heat, she’s taken aback when he offers his help. Even with the lioness inside her urging her to get to know this perfect pure specimen better, she shoots him down.   
Days later, she has to admit defeat. The mating urge is so strong she’s slowly going crazy. Her lioness relentless, she gives in and calls him.

When he arrives at her apartment, he finds her naked and willing. Too willing. Something is definitely wrong. He just hopes he’ll have time to find out what was done to her before it’s too late…

Suck It Up – 7 December 2011

Nate, or Dr Franks as everyone knows him, used to be the Pride’s most easy-going lion. All it took was for him to take over the town’s practice and the arrival of the new nurse, Kellie, for his good humor to leave out the window. He might even start believing the rumor that she’s been transferred from another Pride because they couldn’t deal with her anymore.

Kellie might not like Dr Franks much, well apart from the way he looks, but she knows one thing: he might be her last solution if she wants to learn how to control her lioness. The duality between her animal’s needs and her own is driving her crazy.

When Nate learns what happened in her old Pride and why, he sees red and decides to help her. Her lioness is so strong he has to take drastic measures, and they end up mated. Between his father’s anger and someone intent on destroying their new-found relationship, it will be up to Nate to keep them alive…but at what cost?

Live It Up – 7 March 2012

Andy, the Red Rock Alpha’s second son, is the Pride’s Enforcer and does his job well. Maybe even too well. He’s forgotten what it is to have fun, to just live in the moment. 

Sunny is on the road trip of her life. She’s driving around the US in search of herself, trying to figure out what she wants to do with herself now that her hippie parents are gone. When she spots a woman stranded on the side of the road, she agrees to take her to the nearest town. It doesn’t take her long to realize Mary’s crazy.

Andy’s been after Mary for days. When he rescues the human female she's kidnapped, he finds himself entangled with someone completely opposite to who he should be lusting over. Sunny rocks his world in more ways than one. But he's got secrets, the kind of secrets that could change everything...

Turn It Up – 16 May 2012 

Now that Andy is mated, his father the Alpha asks him to recruit and train new Enforcers to replace him within the Pride structure.

Damian and Chad jump at the chance. They've spent their entire lives competing against each other, both yearning to be the best at everything. And while they both have different reasons for wanting to become the new Pride Enforcer, they will stop at nothing to get this dream status. 

As they start to train, it doesn't take them long to realize something is going on. Instead of fighting as usual, their lions are pushing them toward each other. The sexual tension is so high they can barely keep their hands off one another.
What do you do when you feel yourself falling in love for your mortal enemy? Do you run? Do you lie down and accept the inevitable? Or do you fight it as best you can? If you're Damian and do all three.

Heat It Up – 11 July 2012

Dani, a young lioness, is turned down from the Enforcer recruitment process because Andy doesn't think she has what it takes. She flees into the town’s neighboring woods and ends up following a strange scent. She’s so aggravated she isn’t careful and hurts herself. 

She’s rescued by an older woman, Lara, who has a secret so huge it could destroy the Pride and its foundations.

As feelings grow between the two women, Dani will have to decide what she wants more: a happy future for herself or for the Pride she grew up in.

Mix It Up – 5 September 2012

It’s the final stage in the Enforcer recruitment process. A group of three young shifters is sent to the mountains for their final test. Kyle, Jesse and Amy will have to spend a week on their own and survive with nothing. This should be really easy. After all they’re lions and eager to prove to Andy that they’ve got what it takes.

But when Amy goes into heat for the first time their second day in the wild, it screws all their carefully laid-out plans. Kyle and Jesse have two choices: either they fight each other for the right to mate with her, or they do it as a team. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Song of the week: Wake Up Everybody (John Legend)

Wake Up Everybody

John Legend, Melanie Fiona, The Roots & Common

Usually when I write I need a fast and urgent soundtrack, something like Pitbull or David Guetta. I'm not entirely sure why, but maybe that's why I write so many fast-paced books? Case in point: I wrote Man Frame while listening to the Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D..

But this John Legend song is completely the opposite. It's soulful and chill and just the perfect morning song. So wake up, people!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

AReCafé now has a Rubenesque Group!

Thanks a lot to All Romance eBooks for answering our pleas and creating a Rubenesque Group on their AReCafé. 

Come chat and share your favorite books with us. I've already recommended three faves of mine from Melinda Barron, Cherise Sinclair and Chloe Cole.

Happy reading!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hired (Book Two of The Recruits) is out today!

Paranormal erotic romance

Warnings: This title contains graphic language and incredibly hot sex, 
including toy play, voyeurism and anal play/sex. 


When Drake Layton tries to hire Jessica James, the only ancient Greek expert in the region, to translate an old parchment for his First Man, he gets rebuffed. He has no choice but to kidnap her and bring her to their compound. 
As the Guardian, he should always be in control, of himself but also of his powers. So, why can’t he stop thinking about her?
She’s not his type but tell that to his body! When his First Man orders him to keep her happy so she works faster, he gives in to the lust inside him. What starts as a carefully thought-out plan to entice her, ends in his world being turned upside down. 
But enemies are near, the ritual Jessica has transcribed so groundbreaking it needs to be protected at all costs. Faced with a life-changing decision, will Drake choose his calling…or her?


“What did you do?”
Drake stared at his First Man, the urge to fight hardening his muscles as he stood there, unmoving. “I didn’t do anything.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes.” A pause then, “No.”
Jake’s eyebrows snapped together at his Guardian’s unusually hesitant response. “What the hell does that mean?”
“I told you about that time in the library, right? When I tried using my powers on her and it didn’t work?” His First Man nodded. “I think something else happened then. I’m not sure what, but there seems to be some kind of…of link between us now.”
“Link? Like what?”
“Like…” He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. When he reopened them, lust filled them. “I want her like I’ve never wanted anyone before in my life. She is so unlike my usual lovers, and yet my body doesn’t care. It’s as if it wants her, whoever she is. Whatever she looks like. It doesn’t care!” he repeated, his voice rising until his tirade ended on a near shout.
Jake stared at him for a second more before asking, “What are you saying? That your psi powers screwed up, and something else happened?”
“Yes. Yes, that is what I’m saying.”
“That’s impossible!”
“Don’t you think I know that? She shouldn’t have been able to ignore my injunctions when I told her to go to sleep. It worked when you tried it on her, didn’t it? So, what else could have happened?”
“You’re our most powerful wielder, Drake! You’re the fucking Guardian! If people learn that your powers are going nuts, can you imagine how that will make us look like? What if John gets hold of that information? Shit, can you imagine what will happen then?”
“I know, First Man. I know all that. Hence why I have been trying to fight this compulsion ever since it started.”
“Has that changed anything?”
Drake thought about lying, then realized he couldn’t. He might be the Guardian and ruthless if necessary, but he wasn’t a liar. He had never been. He sighed. “No. No, it hasn’t.”
Jake stood up to his full height and caught his gaze. “Then do the opposite, Drake. Fuck her. See if that changes anything. I need that translation. I needed it yesterday! Just go and do your freaking duty!”
“I won’t repeat myself, Guardian.”
Shit, Drake thought as he turned around and made his way out of the room. Meanwhile, his body exulted to the point that by the time he was standing outside on the sidewalk, his pants were tenting in front of him. His cock was ready, even if his mind wasn’t…

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New short story: Like This

Erotic Short
Contemporary Romance / Ménage / Rubenesque


One day, David dares his girlfriend, Lily, to spend the weekend naked. She agrees, but only if he does the same. However, by the next Saturday morning, she’s forgotten all about it. He finds her in the kitchen and reminds her of the rules, quickly undressing her before showing her why obeying him is the right thing to do.

When they have a guest over the next weekend, however, and David still wants her to be naked, she suddenly wonders whether that dare wasn’t created for an altogether different purpose…

“I’d pay to see you like this all the time.”

Lily looked over her shoulder at her boyfriend. “Really? How much?”

Lounging against the headboard, clad only in tight, black boxer shorts, David smiled even wider. “I don’t know. It’d depend on how long you’d stay naked for me.”

“Hmm, all night?”
He chuckled. “Baby, I love you, but you already sleep naked. I wouldn’t pay for that.”
She rolled her eyes a little as she rummaged through her underwear drawer. “Where is that damn bra?” she muttered to herself.
“So? How long?”
Lily let out a sigh. “I don’t know. All day?” she answered, her mind clearly not on his questioning.
“Sounds good to me. Let’s make it the whole weekend, and I’ll get you those boots you were admiring in the window the other evening.”
At his words, she drew herself up and turned to face him. Hands on her hips, she said, “You’re kidding, right? You want me to spend the whole weekend in the buff, and you’d actually get me a present for it?”
“Or…I could just dare you to do it.” He watched, amused, as she bit her lower lip. “Game?”
Her eyes darkened. “Game but only if you spend the weekend naked with me.”
He smirked. “Not a problem. I don’t mind taking my clothes off.”
It was her turn to laugh. “No kidding.”
As her gaze drifted over his body, it awakened the lust that was always present whenever she was near. Especially considering the way she looked right now: her wet hair trailing down her back in dark brown strands, her plump breasts jiggling every time she moved, her bare curves calling out to him. He felt his cock stir and moved to get off the bed, but she put her palm up in the air.
“Oh, no. I know that look. Not right now, Casanova. I need to get ready for work.”
“You can be late for once,” he cajoled as he walked to her.
“Nope. Not today, babe. I have an early meeting and…” Her voice trailed off when she spotted the erection distending his boxers. “Oh, hell.”
“Just a quickie then.”
She was still shaking her head when he reached for her, his mouth finding hers seconds later. She moaned, and he knew he had her right where he wanted her. Thoughts of the coming weekend made his cock jerk, and he hurriedly laid her down on the bed, spreading her legs wide so he could move between them. His gaze zeroed in on her glistening pussy, and he forgot about everything else but making his girlfriend scream in pleasure. He’d start his planning right after she came on his pounding cock…

Monday, November 7, 2011

1st review for Rough It Up!

Miz Bookworm over at Miz Love and Crew Love Books penned this short but sweet review of Rough It Up, the first one for this book:

Rough it Up lives up to the title and takes the reader through a different arena with regards to paranormal books. The chemistry is there between the two leads, and what I like is the battle of wills to fight the attraction. Alexa is not weak but a strong Alpha female who must learn to be tamed. Jay refuses to break down and the battle of wills is a wonderful change to read. 

A quick paranormal with some serious sexy twists. Well worth the time to read. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The most amazing Rubenesque cover ever: Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

 BDSM / Rubenesque

Coming soon
Resplendence Publishing

When Connor asks Felicity what she wants for their 1st wedding anniversary, she shocks the hell out of him by saying she wants to try rough sex. But as Connor jumps on the opportunity and turns into someone she’s no longer sure she knows, Felicity wonders if maybe she shouldn’t have been careful in what she wished for…

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New cover: A Question of Trust


A Question of Trust 

BDSM / Rubenesque
Coming soon
Ellora's Cave

Maxine Cole has a problem. She's being blackmailed into stealing from a man who turns out to be a bondage master, a man who’s now asking her to become his submissive. When Dylan finds out the truth and disaster strikes, their blossoming relationship is put to the test.

Friday, November 4, 2011

New cover: Suck It Up (Grassroots #2)

Suck It Up
Grassroots #2 

Paranormal / Shape-shifter (Lion) / Interracial

7 December 2011 
Resplendence Publishing

When newcomer Kellie asks Nate for help in controlling her lioness, he should have known things would go wrong. After all she might be the new nurse working for him but there's definitely something off with her. Things quickly spin out of control and they find themselves mated. 
Between his father’s anger and someone intent on destroying their new-found relationship, it will be up to Nate to keep them alive. But at what cost?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Literary Nymphs review Finally His

Title:  Finally His
Author:  Emma Hillman
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419936258
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  There’s only one man Lucy wants and she’s determined to have him.  Lucy upped her game, so there was no way Nick could resist her this time.  This time, he would see her as more than just a disaster magnet. 

Nick isn’t happy about being tricked into a blind date with his best friend’s sister.  Things always go wrong when Lucy’s involved and this date is no exception.  Not only does her short dress cause an accident, it also changes their relationship forever.  He’d tried everything to push Lucy away, even though that isn’t what Nick wants. 

Things were going so smoothly for Lucy and Nick and they both seemed to be on the same page.  Unfortunately, Lucy and Nick aren’t honest with each other, so their new relationship gets put to the test.  Nick is a good guy, but he has moments that made me want to choke him.  Sometimes he’s just a first class jerk to Lucy.  I know he was trying to shield his feelings for her and keep a promise to his best friend but I think he could have juggled that better.  One particular bar scene with Nick and a blonde confused me a bit, but Lucy took it in stride and made it work.  She has so much spunk and determination that I think readers will cheer to see her happy, even though Lucy had moments where she seemed to contradict herself.  On one hand, she seems bold but then she seems insecure.  That made it a little difficult to imagine her stripping by the side of the road in front of Nick.  

Finally His has a realistic approach to romance that will make readers smile and leave them with a comfortable feeling. Bad dates are something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, other than in a quirky story like this.  I had to admit, I laughed at Nick’s pain.   When a couple has history like these two, it’s easy to feel an emotional attachment with them. Love strikes when it wants and sometimes you just have to go with it. I’d say this is a great example of that.  If you appreciate diligence and torrid love scenes, you won’t want to skip this story.  
...  Thanks a lot to Amethyst at Literary Nymphs for the great in-depth review, especially the comment about the realistic approach to romance. That's exactly what I was going for with this story so I'm glad that the reviewer picked up on it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Rough It Up is now available on Kindle and Nook!

* * * *

 Animal Urges is now available at All Romance eBooks
(Kindle/Nook to come soon)

Animal Urges is part of Resplendence Publishing's short stories line, Erotic Gems, so it's short and sweet. Hmm, actually no, it's not that sweet. It's very hot though! 

It’s the night before his wedding day and Caleb is going crazy. His animal urges are going haywire and he’s struggling not to shift into his leopard form. He’s standing in the shower in a vain effort to cool off when his fiancée, Jess, finds him. He tries to push her away but she can feel his pain through their mated link and is resolute to help him. When the urge to shift is replaced by something just as physical, only his woman will be able to save him from himself...

Yes, you read that right. Leopards! (They have great physical attributes but you'll have to read it to find out what ;). 
They'll also be featured in a ménage story which will be published by RP in May 2012, titled The Prize. Watch this space for more info!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Introducing Grassroots, my new paranormal trilogy

Rough It Up is the first book in my new Grassroots trilogy and will be released by Resplendence Publishing this Wednesday, 5 October. 
In case the cover didn't give it away, it's a paranormal series with lots of yummy lion shifters. 

Rough It Up (M/F) introduces Jay, the eldest Franks brothers and Alpha-to-be of the Red Rock Pride.
When he meets Alexa, a fellow lion shifter, in an airport lounge of all places, he realizes she's in heat and offers to help.  
Alexa has been a mixie, a half-breed lioness, her whole life and is used to taking care of herself. Even with the lioness inside her urging her to get to know this perfect pure specimen better, she shoots him down. Days later, she has to admit defeat. The mating urge is so strong she’s slowly going crazy. Her lioness relentless, she gives in and calls him. 
When Jay arrives at her apartment, he finds her naked and willing. Too willing. Something is definitely wrong. He just hopes he’ll have time to find out what was done to her before it’s too late…

 Each of the Franks brothers will have his own book: Suck It Up (M/F with some F/F elements) featuring Nathan, or Dr Nate as people call him, will be out on 7 December. 
He's just moved back into town but already sparks are flying with Kellie, the new nurse working for him. He's usually the most easy-going lion in the Pride, but she's getting under his skin and he hates it!

Live It Up (M/F with some BDSM elements), scheduled to be released on 7 March 2012, will be Andy's story. He's the Pride's Enforcer, so prepare for some chaotic moments...especially once he realizes his lion wants to mate with Sunny, the one woman he cannot have. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

"a fun, sweet, loving, and passionate short story that hits all the right notes" - 1st review for Finally His

Lucy has loved Nick, her brother’s best friend, for years. But, they had one disastrous date and now she is afraid he will run for the hills when he sees that she is his blind date again. Can Lucy convince Nick that she is Finally His?

Lucy has spent years trying to control her feelings for Nick. She watches him with various women, has even tried dating a few men, but she compares them all with Nick. She has her issues about her body and how attractive she is, but Nick makes those insecurities crumble. Every woman needs a man who can make her feel that way.

Nick is a playboy. He likes women and not relationships. So when he and Lucy end up naked on the side of the road, he is shocked and ohhh so horny. He never expected to be in this situation with her, yet he has fantasized about it for years. But, Nick didn’t want to ruin his relationship with her or her brother by doing anything with Lucy.

Lucy and Nick are wonderful characters. They are a lot of fun and it’s nice to see them both grow throughout Finally His. Both Lucy and Nick have some self-doubt issues that they need to overcome as well as a few lies and secrets they haven’t shared. These could lead to trouble as the two grow closer.

Finally His is a fun, sweet, loving, and passionate short story that hits all the right notes. The characters are well developed even with the smaller page count. Emma Hillman manages to draw the reader into the lives and emotions of her characters leaving us wondering what is next for them. I would recommend Finally His to anyone looking for a passionate love story.

... A big thank you to Stacey over at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews for the great review. It truly made my day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

18 & Over Couples Book Blogger Giveaway Hop: September 15th - 18th

Head over to Authors by Authors to find out how to win the following 7 ebooks:

By Emma Hillman and Kiki Howell: Advanced copy of our ebook, The Sum of All (coming out on Friday 23 September!)

By Emma Hillman: Ex-Players series – 1) Location, Location, Location; 2) Yes, No, Maybe; and 3) Someone Like You.

By Kiki Howell: Sex Magic Stories – 1) The Healing Spell, 2) Rituals and 3) A Modern Day Witch Hunt.

Good luck!

Monday, September 12, 2011

1st review for Drunk and Disorderly

What do you do when you are in a strange place for the night and can’t sleep? Well, if you are Sara and her friends and orgasm is the perfect nightcap. Arrested for being Drunk and Disorderly, this group can’t help but have a little fun while spending the night in jail.

Sara is more shy than her friends, but when she can’t fall asleep her friend Melanie decides to help by suggesting she have an orgasm. Shocked, Sara isn’t sure that’s wise, but with a little help from her friends it works. Now, she hopes that no one at the station heard them. But, is anyone really that lucky? Sara is a fun character. She is realistic in a lot of her actions, even if she is a tad impetuous.

Sexy deputy, Sean, saw everything though and isn’t going to let Sara getaway so easily. Telling her that the police station has cameras gets her to go out with him. Sara will do anything to get that tape before anyone sees it. Sean intends to take her up on that offer. He has a lot of plans for Sara and they don’t involve being a gentleman.

Drunk and Disorderly was a fun and very quick read. They characters are funny and down to earth, for the most part. I would say that Drunk and Disorderly is the perfect little read if you are looking for something sexy and hot, but only have a short attention span or just need to fill a quick need.

...Thanks Sizzling Hot Book Reviews for this review! 

Drunk and Disorderly is part of Resplendence Publishing's new line of short stories, Erotic Gems, and the first of several I wrote for them. Next will be Animal Urges, out on 12 October, featuring a sexy shifter and his mate having some fun in the shower.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finally His is here!

Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Rubenesque


Lucy has been in love with her brother’s best friend Nick for years. Too bad their last blind date failed spectacularly. In a final bid to make him see the light, she asks her brother to set them up again.

Nick has been trying to ignore Lucy’s curvaceous body for a long time, but it’s getting increasingly difficult. When they end up naked on the side of the road, he knows he’s in trouble for sure.

Trouble has never tasted so good. He needs more. He needs her. He’s just not sure their relationship can survive the secrets it’s built on.


Chapter One

It was now or never.
Lucy watched the taxi drive away and hooked her purse higher on her shoulder. Turning around, she caught her reflection in the restaurant windows. She’d bought a new dress for the occasion, one that showcased her assets and hid the bits of her body she wasn’t so fond of. She was even wearing makeup, her lips tasting faintly of cherries courtesy of the lip gloss she’d applied earlier. All in all, she thought she looked good. But would it be enough to get Nick to really see her, not as his friend’s sister but as a woman in her own right?
She stepped inside and spotted him straight away, the man she’d loved for half her life. He’d made an effort tonight and was wearing a jacket that strained at the seams. He’d grown muscles over the past year, and between that and his blond good looks, he was so hot every time she looked at him her heart skipped a beat.
He was leaning back against his chair, his posture relaxed, a faint smile curving his lips. A smile she was afraid would disappear as soon as he realized he’d been tricked into another blind date…with her.
The maître d’ murmured something to her, something she didn’t hear, but she did follow him, her gaze still firmly stuck on Nick. Why did he have to be the one? she thought for the millionth time. Why couldn’t she shake this obsession and move on?
She watched his head turn, the smile still in place. His features froze for a second. “No.”
Her gaze locked with his, she sat down opposite him. “Hey, Nick.”
“No, no, no. It can’t be you.”
“Tada!” She dropped the red rose she was carrying onto his plate. “I’m your date tonight.”
“No!” His voice rose along with his temper. “I told Alex I didn’t want him to set us up ever again.”
“Guess he didn’t listen.” She licked her lips. “Actually, don’t blame him. I was the one who asked him to play matchmaker again.”
“You’re kidding me. Why?”
“Because last time… Well, let’s just say it didn’t go according to plan.” She deserved a second chance but she didn’t tell him that. It was difficult enough as it was remembering their first date. Her hopes had been so high and then everything had come crashing down, making things even worse between them. She needed tonight to end well. She needed him to understand, to finally see the light. Please, Nick…
“You think?” he replied so loudly the whole restaurant turned around to stare at him. “It was a disaster! First, we got to the restaurant to find out they’d lost our reservation. Then we got the table near the kitchen and they upended a tray full of tomato soup. On me!”
“I know. I was there.”
“Exactly! You’re like this…this disaster magnet.”
Ouch. “Come on, Nick, I’m not that bad. Look, I even dressed up for you.” She pointed out her new dress. It was so low-cut her breasts nearly popped out of it. Surely, he couldn’t not like that!
Something flashed in his gaze. Lucy leaned forward, hoping this meant things were going to change. Instead, he jumped up and tossed a couple of bills on the table. “I’m out of here.”
She got up from her seat and hurried after him, pasting a fake smile on her face. “Nick!” she shouted as soon as she was out of the restaurant. Damn man had long legs! She panted as she ran after him. She could see him swear as he patted his pockets, probably trying to locate his car keys.
He finally fished them out and beeped the car open. He slid in the front seat just as she wrenched the passenger door open and jumped inside. “What the fuck do you think you’re doing?”
His voice was so loud inside the tiny sportscar she thought she’d gone deaf for a second or two. “Wow, calm down. I just want to talk.”
“No,” he hissed through clenched teeth. “No talking. Ever. Again. D’you want to know what happened the last time we talked? You started giggling so much you spewed Coke all over me. And that was after I’d cleaned myself up after that fucking soup accident!”
“But that’s a good thing surely. I was laughing so much because you were funny and…” She let her voice trail when she spotted the way his face was reddening. “Okay, so maybe it wasn’t very nice in the middle of a first date, but−”
“I can’t do this now. Get out, Lucy.”
She felt her control snap. After everything that had happened, she wouldn’t let him get out of this so easily. Couldn’t he see how important this was for her? “Nope.” Grabbing the seatbelt, she dragged it around her, then settled back into the seat, her arms crossed her chest. “You can drive me home, Jeeves.”
“What the hell? Who do you think you are?”
“Your date, dumbass.”
She swore his head was going to pop. “Nick, I don’t have a ride. I took a taxi earlier. Could you at least drive me back? It’s not asking much, surely. I mean, you’re supposed to be my date tonight.” So what if she’d made sure she wouldn’t have a ride back, knowing he would never leave her stranded? Desperate times called for desperate measures.
“I swear, it’s the last time I trust your brother. No more blind dates. No more fucking dates. I’m gonna have one-night stands until the end of all eternity,” he muttered under his breath as he revved up the engine and sent the car flying onto the hardtop.
“You might try slowing down,” she finally said after some long−very long−silent minutes.
“Did your brother see you go out like this?”
She blinked. “What?”
“Your dress’s too short.”
Lucy stared down at the hem, which stopped just above her knees. “No, it’s not. What’s up with you?”
“What’s with me?” he repeated, his tone incredulous. “Are you kidding me? And tug this down, for pity’s sake!” His right hand shot out. Fingers grabbed hold of her dress, the sudden sensation of his rough skin against her inner thighs making her moan.
He jerked at the sound, the wheel jerking with him. Nick wrestled with it as the car began to spin to the left. He corrected the trajectory, but she saw the road on the left and the gravel path that edged the cliff on the right.
“Right, Nick. Go right!”
“What? No.”
“Right!” she screamed and he listened to her at the last second.
The car veered onto gravel and then, after something that resembled a boom, stalled.
Silence reigned in the car. The car had stopped just as the path gave way to shrubbery, and feet away, the cliff’s edge.
“Shit,” Nick groaned, his forehead bumping the top of the steering wheel.
Eyes wide, she asked, “Are you okay?”
“I’m never okay with you,” he replied, sounding defeated.
“Let’s get out of here.” He opened his door and slid out and she followed suit.
They stood there in the relative quiet as they stared at the car. It was dead. Oh it might run again one day, but it sure as hell wasn’t going to get them back into town. Lights glittered in the valley at their feet. They were so close and yet…they were stuck.
“I can’t believe this!” Nick snapped, his booted foot connecting with the front tire. “I told you not to follow me. I told you I didn’t want to date you again! Can’t you see what you did? Can’t you?”
“I didn’t cause this accident, Nick.”
“It’s that dress’s fault!”
“Nick, come on. Listen to yourself.”
“Listen to myself? Listen to myself?”
That was only the start of his rant. She watched him get more and more agitated, waving his arms around as he swore. She tried speaking out, tried to make him see it hadn’t been her fault, but nothing managed to get through to him. He kept going on and on about her dress, as if her dressing sexy for once was the end of the world. So she did the only thing she could think of. Leaning against the trunk of the car, she lifted her hands and began unbuttoning the ill-fated garment.
It took him a moment, but he finally asked, “What are you doing?”
“What does it look like?” She looked back at him, her fingers never stopping. “I thought your sensibilities would be less offended if I took off the dress you so obviously hate.”
“Are you crazy?” He grabbed her arm and tugged her behind the car. “Everyone can see you!”
“Everyone?” She looked around them. “No one takes this shortcut but us.”
“You can’t know that.”
She rolled her eyes and pointed out, “It’s nearly fully dark now.”
“I can see you!”
“So what?” she shot back, and with a shrug of her shoulders, let the dress fall down her arms to the ground.
“Lucy, don’t…” He took a step back, almost as if he was suddenly afraid of her.
“I’m not wearing it anymore. Happy now?”
“Hell, baby, I… Just… I don’t…”
He was speechless.

Copyright © EMMA HILLMAN, 2011

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