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I love romance and writing it is one of my greatest pleasures. Along with writing romance, I love sitting back and talking with authors that love romance just as much as I do. Since I've been reading romance since I was sixteen years old I am a book lover that still reads lots of books in a month. So, weekly I will also post my book picks. They may be picks that are new releases or maybe a favorite book of mine. On this blog you will see books featured by ALL romance genres.




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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Who wants to be teased this Christmas?

Are you ready for a hot read that's free with the benefit of winning a prize as well? Then this is the holiday for you and Santa's in a giving mood early this season.
Christmas Tease Contest and Free Read....
Go to Tease Publishing and on the contest page locate your free read holiday erotic short story (Passion: Tis the Season) and then answer these questions and win!
1. In the free read Passion: Tis the Season, what is Mike and Rochelle's Christmas tradition?
2. How and why does their normal tradition get altered?

Send your answers to sasseyvettehines@yahoo.com (Christmas Tease Contest). Drawing will take place on Christmas Eve and the winner will be announced on Christmas day.



Tuesday, December 04, 2007

What's going on...

Well, things are really moving for me this holiday season. My book The Marriage Clause came out in print and eBook. I've been getting great reviews and interviews. See Fallen Angels Reviews and Shades of Romance Magazine. I've met some awesome readers through contest and people who just stop by to say how much the enjoyed reading one of my short stories or books. This Christmas is shaping up nicely.
I have a few book signings set up for the month of December. I will be at a SistaGirl Book Club holiday party, I will also be signing books on the 15th at the Pink Banana an erotic toy shop with about five other authors. That's going to be a wild time. If you live in the Hampton Roads area stop on in and say hi.
Just for a reader treat I wrote a hot holiday short story that will be a free read at my publisher website. There will also be a contest with it for goodies so make sure to stop by Tease Publishing and see what new...
While your there pick up a book or two. Most of the books on the site have eBook links, but if you interested in a book in print check the title on Amazon or Borders and see if it is in print. If not, e-mail the author and see when it comes out. But, don't forget that eBook are less expensive and just as valuable. :)


Thursday, November 29, 2007

In The Mail...

Today, I got home to find a package from Amazon with my name on it. Yes, just as you guest my print copy of The Marriage Clause came. Man, the feeling of holding my own book never gets old. It is such an awesome joy. Moments like this keep me motivate to write.


Friday, November 23, 2007

Yvette Is Thankful For...

Having faithful readers. Supportive friends. Committed publishers. Hardworking editors.

Much love, friendship and blessing through this Thanksgiving holiday.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Marriage Clause is available now...

Hello everyone,
My book The Marriage Clause is available now through Tease Publishing, LLC. Buy your copy today. Don't miss entering the contest as well.

What do you win?
2008 Planner
Note Pad
Sticky Pad
Note Cards
Mini calendar
Coffee Mug
…and more.
If you purchase the book you can win the bonus prize, even if you are not the first to respond with the answer to the questions: The Marriage Clause T-shirt!


Friday, November 09, 2007

The Romance Studio Reviews The Marriage Clause

The Marriage Clause
Yvette Hines
Contemporary erotic romance
Available from Tease Publishing
ISBN: 987-1-934678-44-6
November 2007

They met at her senior prom and they danced, once. The next time Stephen Lexington and Chantal Montgomery saw each other was eight years later, and they were being introduced as future husband and wife. Chantal’s father, now deceased, owned a chain of luxury hotels and Stephen’s father had a large string of affluent jewelry stores located in Montgomery Hotels worldwide. Ten years ago, the fathers had added an addendum to their extensive contract. The two would marry when Chantal took over the business. Her maiden aunt, Marilyn, had run the business until now, but the change of command was imminent. This transfer of leadership would take place that night at a dinner party at which time Stephen and Chantal would announce their upcoming marriage.
Neither Chantal and Stephen were happy, but were raised knowing that their positions upheld business agreements. The wedding was held one month later and Stephen left immediately for his office in Spain. During the months that followed, even though there was little contact between them, the sub characters were very actively involved in both their lives. Stephen’s best friend, head of security for Lexington Jewelers, and Liza, Chantal’s best friend, were solid, sensual people who had an underlying love story of their own. The Board of Directors for Montgomery Hotels produced several different characters which challenged and/or helped Chantal.

This is a great story which easily flowed through the lives of both the main characters and their friends and employees. There was even a villain determined to recapture her stronghold on Stephen. The plot was well defined and presented a manuscript that I found hard to put down. There are some kinks in their overall relationships that caused additional stress on the newly-married couple. However, the little tidbit at the end will surprise even the biggest skeptic!

Ms. Hines has done a fine job with this story. I truly believe that anyone would enjoy this book. It had its sensual incidents, which were so good, but the story was not limited to the sexual scenes. I highly recommend you read this book.

Overall rating: 4.5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Very Sensual

Reviewer: Brenda Talley
November 5, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Romance Studio-Blue

Santa's Helper
Yvette Hines
Contemporary erotic romance
Available from Phaze
ISBN: 1-59426-581-X
October 2006

This book starts out with a bang (pun intended!). Nicole has worked for Marco Department Store for 3 years and was absolutely in love with David, the second son. Steven, the oldest, was an open flirt and he irritated Nicole with his pursuit. David, however, was so different from Steven; he kept his distance from the employees and never pursued any of them. Nicole would go absolutely crazy with lust whenever David entered the room. He was aloof, though polite; he was friendly, but distant. No one really knew how he felt about things, but they absolutely knew how Steven functioned because he was involved with several of the women at the store!
Mrs. Marco pushed Nicole constantly. Nicole was required to help her with much that the store's job description did not demand. That included wearing an elf costume all day long and to the party which followed the workday. Nicole kept busy with behind-the-scenes activities until David came after her and insisted she leave the work behind and join the party. And then, after the party ended, her car refused to start and David had to take her home!

This is an outstanding novella with loads of fun and explicit sex. The story contains much sexual activity and graphic language. It is not overly offensive and is skillfully written. Ms. Yvette Hines is a new author to me, but this will not be my last book of hers that I read. I wholeheartedly recommend this book!

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Brenda Talley
October 26, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Lost between the pages: Contest

Hello Everyone,

I know I've been missing in action on the blog recently I do apologize. I have been writing, writing, writing. I just found out that my story Apprehension; which you all may recall me talking about before as To Apprehend a Princess. Will be out early 08. So, I am doing my finally tightening up to it. There will be more on that front in the next few weeks...because thier may be a surprise inside.
It is contest time!!!!!
Speed Dating Contest:
In the short story Speed Dating, tell me where the Speed Dating event took place and on the second time Jenna returned what was she wearing under her coat??
Haven't read it yet... Go to Phaze and pick up a copy. This contest will continue until the end of October. Then I will annouce the winner.
What do you win? Mug and goodies!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Book Signing and More!

Hello Everyone,

Well, the time has finally come that I am DONE working on The Marriage Clause. Man, that took a lot out of me. I'm still recovering from lack of sleep. :) But, is went off to my Tease Editor a week ago. Now, it's nail biting time as she goes through it who her red pen, until I get it back. Good News the story will be out in November of this year, so all of you waiting breathlessly to see something full length from Yvette will not have long to wait.

Today, I will be in Hanover, Virginia doing a book signing at a book fair. So, if your in that area stop by and see me. I have some neat little give aways.

The book of the month is posted. Fantasy VI is coming out this December. It's a BDSM anthology with Yvette (me) and five other talented authors.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!!

Well everyone,

I am plugging away at the computer still making final edit changes to The Marriage Clause. It will be out this November from Tease Publishing. If you haven't stopped by to check out the website please do. It is listed in my links. :)

Now what else is new with me. Well, I have been doing a little Island traveling this summer doing research for my next erotic short story. I haven't decided a name for it yet, but I know that the heroine looks like Vanessa Minnillo. She's gorgeous. Can you see her as a journalist? I can! Still batting around the hero. I'll let you know as soon as I decide. So many men to choose from. LoL!

What are your plans for the 4th? Family, Friends...reading a good book in the park? What ever it is, enjoy yourself and be safe.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Revamping Woes

Boy, I tell you. Revamping an old store is more work than writing a new one. I will be so glad once I'm done. So, will my editor. :giggle: Well, a lot is going on this summer and fall with me. I have several book signing I will be attending, book fairs, and festivals on the eastern coast. I'll let you all know as each one comes up so that maybe I'll be in a city near you and you all can stop by my booth and say hi. Buying a book would be great also. LOL! But, not as important as meeting a reader.

Well, I'll place an excerpt for The Marriage Clause on line at the end of the month for you all's reading pleasure.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Yvette Hines is Booksigning @ Greenbrier Mall in Virginia

Hello everyone,

Myself and a bunch of other FABULOUS authors of Comtemporary, African-American, Historical, Erotica, Multi-cultural and Romantic Comedy like: Judi McCoy, Bridget Midway, Denise Jeffries, Monique Lamont, Shara Lanel, Cara North, Diane Merlin, Crystal Bright, Michelle Willingham, Andrea Jackson, Alexis Ke, Barbara Bradley, June Bradley, Leigh Ellwood and many more...are having a Summer Booksigning at Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, Virginia. The booksigning will be from 2 pm until 6 pm in the Food Court area. Come out and grab a book or two, win prizes and rack up on the goodies. The signing is sponsored by Walden Books and Chesapeake Romance Writers. We'd love to meet you!

I will be signing Santa's Helper and Speed Dating on CD and other books in print!!!

Join the fun!!


Friday, May 25, 2007

Tagged and smacked on the hinny by Tilly Greene!!

Okay 8 facts and habits about Yvette~

1. I LOVE ice cream...it is a major food group to me. LOL!

2. I don't like snakes, spiders, rodents or bees.

3. I just recently lost 47 pounds. (Boy am I hungry!)

4. I am a creature of habit. (think Monk...but only on the third level. LOL!)

5. Water and the sound of rivers and ocean waves are very calming to me.

6. I love skittles and starburt...and flavored tootsie rolls.

7. My favorite reading material is historical erotica...

8. Lastly, I can chew gum at times to the point that my jaw swell and I can't eat the next day. LOL!

I plan to pass on the gift of tagging to (look in my friends links to go to each of ther websites):

1. Bridget Midway
2. Shara Lanel
3. Denise Jeffries
4. Andrea Jackson
5. Cara North
6. Diane Merlin
7. Leigh Ellwood
8. Victoria Blisse

For those I've tagged, here are the details:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2.People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Happy blogging everyone!!


Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm Baaaack!

Hello my faithful readers and friends,
It has been a while, but I am finally back on American soil. Man, I missed home. My deployment is over, but while I was in Kuwait I got a chance to do a lot of serious writing. Since I've been gone, I have a story called To Have and To Hold coming out in December in Phaze's Fantasies 6. I will give you all a little expert later on to wet your whistle. I also completed a story called Heated Restraints, which I was submitting for a short story, but the publisher liked the characters so much she asked me to expand it for an early release in 2008. So, more to come on that front. When you all scroll to the bottom you will see a book called The Marriage Clause, my book pick of the month. This will be out with Tease publishing in January 2008, but in November 2007 you can pick it up in e-book if you would like. Tease is a new small print press house. If you look in my links section you can drop by the site and see what is coming soon with them and hey while your there enter the contest. :)

Hopefully, while I have been gone, you all had a chance to pick up Speed Dating my BDSM erotic short story. If you didn't here is your chance. Drop me a line after you read it and tell me what you think.

I'm still trying to regulate me schedule as well as get a hang of my new blogger site, so keep dropping by for up dates.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Deployed BUT Still Writing

Well, everyone. Things have been crazy this year in 2007 so far. If you haven't alreay heard, I'm deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom, but I'm still writing. Currently, I'm editing four short stories for my anthology One Reckless Night, so that I can get it out the door to some editors. I'm also working on a story called To Apprehend a Princess for Phazes Force Heatsheet. It's interesting learning to writing in a tent, but I deal with it. I've learned how to keep myself mentally inspired while I'm out here among all the bugs, animals and other things. LOL! But, I am staying safe and well.
Speaking of Phaze, I found out in January that Santa's Helper was number 1 in sales for December. Thank you all so very muc for your support. I hope you all will like Speed Dating my second erotica, as well as you liked the first one. :) If you haven't seen the trailer for it yet. Check out the last post. Speed Dating is available today 11 Feb 2007. So, drop by Phaze and check out all of the great Heat Sheets and books they have going on. For those of you who are Fictionwise members you can pick your copy up there probably with in the next week.
Well, I will try to write again soon. Remember you can e-mail me and tell me if you liked the book and I'll post your response on the blog.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What's New for 2007?

Well 2006 ended very well, I got some great reviews for Santa's Helper from both review sites and on Fictionwise from readers. That warmed my heart. It was great to see what readers thought of my first erotica and their thoughts placed the book number 1 for highest rating for three weeks. Not because I had the most sales, not by a long shot, but because over five readers consistently said it was great. NOW THAT FELT GOOD TO SEE!
Well 2007 is going to mean MORE YVETTE HINES. I have another short story coming out with Phaze for Valentine's Day (Feb 11th). Here's a little sneak peak for you all.
Speed Dating

Jenna Taylor a legal secretary is in love with her deliveryman, Malcolm Douglas. Apprehensive about how to go about getting him to notice her, she begins to order packages daily in an attempt to force his hand. However, three months into the delivery scheme she discovers Malcolm has not caught on and believes she owns a home business. Dejected, Jenna follows the advice of her friend, a Dominatrix, attends a Valentine's Day speed-dating event and embarks on a clandestine adventure she'll never forget. When she meets L’entraĆ®neur (The Trainer) he shows her a completely new side of herself.

Don't sit home alone this Valentine's Day, join a few friends for coffee and a speed date or two.

Other things that are up and coming. I finished my Anthology One Reckless Night. I'm now editing and getting reading to send it out to different publishers. After that I will begin working on another short story called To Apprehend a Princess, it will hopefully be due out next July with Phaze. I will keep you all posted.

Happy New Year!

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