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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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Friday, December 26, 2008

Honorable Mention


Wow,

This is something that has never happened to me before. I just learned that One Reckless Night received an Honorable Mention for Cover Art design for the 2009 Epic Awards. Awesome! The Dirk A. Wolf Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in eBook Cover Artwork Stella Price who is the cover artist at Tease is amazing. If some New York publisher ever snatched her up and she got models and graphics at her disposal...she would rule the world. Muhaaaw!

Keepin it SASSE!
~Yvette

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reader Review...Holiday Affair

Hello Everyone,

It is great to get a review from business, magazines, editorials. But, the best reviews have to be those from readers. Which I love. ;) My story Holiday Affair that just came out got it first review from a reader. We will call the reader S.S.S.

After a rough day at work it was nice to come home and hear these words: "just want to let you know I read "Holiday Affair"...girl, it was just what I needed for the holidays...what a sweet romantic Christmas treat...I was totally caught up in the hot and spicy romance between Aidan and Chanel...thanks for the heads up...wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas holiday...and a Happy New Year..."

I always appreciate the time and effort readers take to drop a little note of encouragement. So, I tip my hat this holiday to all of the readers who have e-mailed me privately, publicly, placed reviews on Amazon and or just passed my name on to a friend. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

Keepin It S.A.S.S.E!
~Yvette

Monday, December 15, 2008

The book is NOW available!!

Everyone,

I am so excited to say that Holiday Affair is now up at All Romance eBooks for $1.99. It is a great short story, just enough to warm you up for the holidays. Well, as I promised, the first person to e-mail me and say they want a copy of the eBook will get it.

So, e-mail me with "I WANT A HOLIDAY AFFAIR THIS CHRISTMAS" and it is yours.

I also up loaded a sneak peek below so make sure you read the sexy excerpt.

Keepin It SASSE!
~Yvette

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It the most wonderful time of the year....


Well, hello, Everyone,

It is December and things are moving fast toward 2009 and looking up. I am just all to piece tonight. Not only did I have a wonderful evening with my hubby and daughter, but I get home and have my new cover for Holiday Affair in my e-mail. That's it to the right, isn't he just delicious. Yum. Kendra in Tease Publishing art depart did it and I love it. How many of you lovely ladies would like to snuggle up with him this winter... in a cabin. Well, a lucky lady got just that.

Wondering what I'm talking about, well, you'll soon discover. Holiday Affair will be out this Christmas at ARE (all romance ebooks). As soon as I have the release date I will let you all know. So, be scanning this page, because you know I'll give someone a download just for telling me they want it. But, don't go filling up my e-mail right now, I haven't made any announcements yet.

Another good thing that happened to me, I noticed that Passion: Tis the Season (free read) at ARE got 47 reviews and all 4/5. Man, that looked good to see. When I finish a story and turn it into my editor, of course I think the story is great... ;) but, when readers say it good. Then it is a done deal and I can smile. Especially when it isn't a reader who is paid to be my friend. LOL!

Well, the night is young and the moon is closer than ever.. I'm going to go find my hubby and do a little "research".

Continue to look at the blog for my post about the free download. If you would like to be added to my loop and get notified with my reader group than e-mail me and I'll add you in.

Keepin It SASSE!
~Yvette

Friday, November 07, 2008

I'm baaaaaaaack!!!

Hello Everyone,

I am so thankful for the readers and friends who e-mailed me while I was away for two months. Thank goodness I am BACK! Still trying to settle in and get my head wrapped around things. I will drop a longer line later but for now I just want to give a wave and let you know I'm here once again.

Still Keepin' it SASSE!
~Yvette

Friday, September 05, 2008

Apprehension Review

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you all a review I received that has totally made me stand up and catch my breath. The reviewers comments were right on target with the The review received four pixies, and on top of that, I LOVED the reviewer's comments. They expressed exactly what I wanted to bring out in the anthology. So, here is peek of the review. If you would like to review it in its entirety, then go by Dark Angel Reviews.

I really enjoyed both stories but for completely different reasons. HEATED RESTRAINTS is lighter and more humorous and I enjoyed it for those elements. ARRESTED HEART is more touching and heartwarming. Together they make a very nice one author anthology that I think you will enjoy as much as I did.
Sandi P.


Keepin' It SASSE!
~Yvette

Thursday, August 28, 2008

"I Have a Dream..." 45 years has passed, don't you think it's time we Come Together: At Last?


Celebrate the Diversity of Desire
with Coming Together and Phaze Books


Cincinnati, OH – The latest in the critically acclaimed Coming Together anthology series,Coming Together: At Last, will debut in January 2009 from Phaze Books. Due to the overwhelming number and quality of the submissions, it was decided that two volumes of this
title would be published simultaneously, both containing the stirring Introduction penned by New York Times bestselling author, L.A. Banks. A complete list of the contents can now be found
online at the Coming Together website: www.eroticanthology.com/atlast.htm.
The release of these collections of interracial erotic fiction and poetry will coincide with the celebration of the birth of one of history's most passionate proponents for human rights and
equality, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it is from his famous speech given forty-five years ago on this day that the title words "At Last" are taken. Accordingly, proceeds from sales will
benefit Amnesty International.
Having published four of the nine currently available titles in the charitable anthology series, Phaze Books is now poised to release its fifth and sixth. The diverse collections of erotic fiction and poetry feature the work of many well-known authors in addition to fresh new voices in the genre. Previous Phaze titles in the series include Coming Together: For the Cure, Coming Together: Under Fire, Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition, and Coming Together: With Pride. Each is available in both ebook and print
from all major online booksellers.
All proceeds from the sales of Coming Together publications are donated to charity, with the authors and its EPPIE Award-winning editor, Alessia Brio, donating their time and talents.
Coming Together anthologies have received many accolades including the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Erotica as well as Top Pick and four star reviews from the romance industry's premier publication: Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine. In its most recent review, Romantic Times favorably compared the series to Susie Bright's Best American Erotica series. In addition, the organization was a finalist for the Electronic Published Internet Connection's 2008 Friend of ePublishing Award for what Ms. Brio has termed "erotic altruism."
Phaze Books, the erotic imprint of Mundania Press LLC, is one of the fastest growing and most recognizable publishers
in an exploding genre. Its unprecedented support for Coming Together, a voluntary nonprofit association, puts Phaze on the
cutting edge of philanthropy in the publishing industry, a commitment that will continue with its upcoming releases in the
series. Coming Together: Against the Odds will have a mystery theme and will benefit Autism Speaks, while Coming Together: Into the Light will include stories about the revelation of secrets and will benefit V-Day. Both are currently open for submissions and will see publication in the coming year.
For more information about Coming Together, visit www.EroticAnthology.com or email editor Alessia Brio at alessia@eroticanthology.com. For more information about Phaze Books, visit www.PHAZE.com or contact Promotions Manager Crystal B. Bright at crystal@PHAZE.com.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Christmas can come more than once a year...

Hello Everyone,

Great news. One of my publishers, Tease to be exact, is doing some great holiday short stories. Not only Christmas, but all through this winter...Thanksgiving, Christmas and so on. Well, I just finished my Christmas story and it is called Holiday Affair. I am too excited. It is an interracial erotic romance. I am posting the blurb so you all can have you little sneak peek. As soon as I get my release date I will drop you all a line... smoochies. Don't for get my contest...

Holiday Affair

Chanel Davidson is about to embark on a holiday vacation that will change her life. The man of her dreams has spent a year teasing her with love notes, trinkets and thoughtful gifts, doing everything but ask her out. Well, she is prepared to grab the reindeer by the antlers this season. A week off from work, a lone man in a cabin is going to give her just the opportunity she needs to set things in a sensual motion. Only one problem, it’s the right cabin, but the wrong man.
Aidan Carmichael is expecting a quite week in a friends cabin. The season has never meant much to him over the years and he is ready to relax in his time away from work. What he is not expecting is a caramel skinned goddess to come shimmying down his chimney. Aidan has had his eyes and heart set on Chanel since he first joined the accounting firm. Now, to both of their surprise she comes dancing into his holiday haven. Chanel is trapped for a week with a grey eyed temptation. With freezing temperatures outside and things heating up on the inside, Aidan tries to prove to Chanel that they can be more than just a holiday affair. Ho, ho…oh, what a Christmas.
~Yvette

Monday, August 04, 2008

Second Review for One Reckless Night!!!!


ONE RECKLESS NIGHT
YVETTE HINES
ISBN# 978-1-94678-87-9
May 15th 2008
Tease Publishing
www.teasepublishing.com
E-book
$4.99
159 Pages
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Cinnamon Buns
Sensational! This sexy story shows us how easy we can forget about the things most important to us while working hard to live. And this hero is a man any woman would be proud to have.

Illicit
Exceptional! This steamy tale is about a woman who is starting over, and finally gaining her independence, and proves that there is love for those who will believe.

By Invitation Only
Fabulous! A woman who is ready to let loose with her desires, and a man who wants them. This story is a tantalizing taste of what can happen once you let your fears go.

Slightly Sinful
Delicious! This couple never dreams their fantasies would lead them to finding their hearts. Sinfully delightful this tale is sure to excite.

One Reckless Night is a collection of erotic tales of how one night can change a life forever. All these wonderful stories are as different as the women and men in them but they fit together well like a puzzle. Wickedly sensual stories that will surely fog your glasses up and make you wish for winter. The author did an exceptional job of creating characters that fit each theme, and each story has depth to it. An extraordinary anthology you will not want to miss.

Four cups, I'll drink to that.LOL! Swing by Coffee Time Romance and read the full review. If you haven't had a chance to purchase your copy of One Reckless night. Stop by All Romance eBooks and snatch it up. I maybe a LITTLE bias, but this is one anthology you don't want to miss.


Keepin it SASSE!
~Yvette

Saturday, July 26, 2008

First Review for One Reckless Night...

Literary Nymphs Review of One Reckless Night!!!

Cinnamon Buns (5 Nymphs)
Julinda is doing everything possible to avoid Anthony in the close quarters they are forced to share on a train. Finally realizing that it was impossible to fight the attraction, Julinda gives in, but with rules. Julinda only wants one last fling, but Anthony intends to get her back forever. Their battle of the wills is a steamy reunion.

Illicit (5 Nymphs)
Amber’s entire views change when a horrible end comes to her marriage. Running into a handsome stranger named Chris on a rainy night opens the floodgates of passion for both of them. That one night brings life back to Amber and Chris.

By Invitation Only (5 Nymphs)
Usually Sally is a very cautious and level-headed kind of girl. Deciding that she is tired of missing out on opportunities, Sally has a heated sexual experience with her neighbors. This lead her to the one man she has been fantasizing about.

Slightly Sinful (5 Nymphs)
Sinful is the perfect description of Delilah’s sexual weekend getaway with a friend. A romp with a sexy stranger is not easily forgotten, especially when he turns out to be a business associate.

One Reckless Night is what happens when four people let down their guards and walk on the wild side. None of them guessed that their lives would be changed for the better. Yvette Hines created characters that had me reading with my fingers crossed, praying for a happily ever after, and she did not disappoint me. I loved the emotional ride!
http://literarynymphsreviewsonly.blogspot.com/2008/07/one-reckless-night.html

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A new Erotica Author on the rise...

Hi Everyone,

I hope all has been well with you. I wanted to tell you all about and up and coming author with a writing voice of a seasoned author. Violet Heart. She is a new author with Phaze publishing. Yes, one of my publishers, but that is not why I'm giving the cheer in her corner. I bought her book Sweet Backlash. I always read through the Phaze new releases on Sunday and write the ones I like on my to buy list. This one grabbed my attention...okay, I couldn't resist the little BDSM tidbit. Besides, I like to give new authors a try. Well, I bought this one and what do you know. I loved it. The heroine was wounded on so many levels it made you keep reading to find out what had happened to her. But, the hero was so gentle, yet commanding that he drew you in. It was a great love story for that any reader of erotic/BDSM would enjoy. So, stop by Phaze and pick up a copy of Sweet Backlash. If you have time, drop the author a line...I'm sure she would love to hear from you. ;)
Keepin' it SASSE!
~Yvette

Friday, July 04, 2008

Books on Sale!! 20% off!

Well, it is that time of year again. The time for barbeque's, friends and fireworks... It's a vacation, so it really doesn't matter what you decide to do. With days off, it's a great time to attack that TBR list or the waiting for a sale to buy list. No one loves a Fourth of July sale like a reader.

Phaze is giving a 20% off deal for all their books for the fourth. How do you get it... it's easy. After you've finished shopping, enter the purchase code:FIREWORKS08



So, have fun and shop a way.....

Suggestions:
Apprehension
Fantasies 6
Speed Dating
Santa's Helper


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY.....!!!!

~Yvette Hines

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chatting with the ladies at J and J...

WOW! AMAZING! Those are the two words I want to use to describe the treatment, turn out and fellowship of the ladies at the Jeanie and Jayha yahoo group. This erotica writing duo can't be beat. I've never laughed so much in one evening on a chat. And fellow authors don't get me wrong, these ladies are no slouches...they are readers. They do their homework on a guest author. A lot of reader groups can learn from them. But, I had a blast. Between Von and Stephanie's dancing around... it was a party up in there. The Mistress of Erotica, Ms. Bridget Midway showed up and flowed with the girls and I. A good time was had by all.

I just have to say, if you haven't picked up a book by Jeanie and Jayha do it. If you are a reader and want to chat with other readers, who read a lot. Join this group of ladies, you will not regret it.
As always, I am Keepin' it SASSE!
~Yvette

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

L.A. Banks/Coming Together and more...


Oh, my God everyone,

Has this been my week or what. There are soooo many exciting things that are happening for Yvette Hines. First off,a few months ago Crystal Bright (a romance author) post an open call for submissions. The submission was for an Anthology called Coming Together: At Last. If you know anything about these, Alessia Brio is the editor and brains behind this. She asks authors of romance, poetry and erotica to contribute stories to these anthologies. Only catch is that you get no royalties because the money errand is sent to the charity the book is selected for. For instance... they have done one for Breast Cancer, AIDS, Hurricane victims, Fire victims..and so on. The CT: At Last is for Amnesty International. So, I thought the concept was great and I love a worthy cause so I wrote a story and submitted it. Now, the best news of all is that Ms. LA Banks has agreed to do the opening notes for the book....!! Talk about scream, and jumping up and down. I called all my friends and family and told them. That woman is a Jewel. No matter how big her name gets... she is one of the first authors to help the little people. LA Banks, you are tops.
Now, once I came off that high, to day I found out that my book, One Reckless Night is now IN PRINT at Amazon.com.... Yea, baby. If you loved your eBook copy you and now feel it in your hands (if you're in to that). LOL!
So, join in with me and celebrate the news!
Keepin' It SASSE!
Yvette

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Today is the day..

Well, I must say that it is always a good day when your publisher contacts you and says... "Sweetie, your book is up on pre-order." Yea, baby!! One Reckless Night is at All Romance eBooks. I am too excited. I have been awaiting this anthology to come out because I LOVE the stories in it. The first story is AA about a marriage couple who reconnects, it's sweet, but sexy. The second story is WM/WF, it's about a women who discovers herself, her sensuality and a gorgeous man on top...of all that. LOL! It is hot and steamy. The third story is WF/BM, about a girl who just can't seem to find the courage to be her true self. With a little help from her neighbors and a dreamy caramel colored man... she finds her way. This is titillating and hot damn! Finally, we have the story that will take your heat level to a whole new level! A WF/HM story about a woman who want to relax and get her mind off of work with a little wild island fun...
You don't want to miss any of these sensational stories. So, pick up your pre-order copy now!

Want to read a little Teaser? It's located at the bottom of this blog.

Keepin'it SASSE!!
~Yvette

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A delciously sexy read...


If you have not read Zora's Chance by Aliyah Burke by now, you need to pick up a copy. This story was so delightful, I had to read it twice before posting. This story made me laugh, smile and fan myself more than ten times. Chance is a worthy hero. He is intense and sexy on sooo many levels. Zora is carefree and funny with a heart of gold. I enjoyed this story. If you like a hot, erotic IR, here you go. The last thing I have to say is Ms. Burke, Colonel Taylor McQueen needs his own book. That man... I want to see more of, if you catch my drift.

Keepin' it SASSE!
~Yvette

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

One down, one more to go..


I've just finished Enchanted by Nancy O'Berry, a new author with a delightful seafaring tale to tell. LOL! I loved the short mermaid story. Dominic and Serena had an attraction to each other from the beginning, however O'Berry did an excellent job of not rushing the moments in the beginning of the relationship. I must say that my favorite seen is when Domonic stares at Serena in her "imprisoned" mermaid form. What can I say, I'm a romantic dork for a scene where there is a connection between the two main characters, that they don't understand the significance of at the moment. ;-p

So, if you are looking for a great aquatic romance, stop by Midnight Showcase and pick up Enchanted by Nancy O'Berry.

~Yvette

Reading Day...!!

Well, today I'm taking a break from writing and I've decided to kick my heels up and curling up on the coach with my laptop and two good books.
What am I reading you ask? Zora's Chance by Aliyah Burke and Enchanted by Nancy O'Berry.
You can join me in the read or, stop back by and see my review of my reading day. ;-p

~Yvette

Thursday, April 03, 2008

April Showers...or is it IRS raining down on us?

Well, April is here and showering upon us in Virginia. It's 65 degrees one second, then raining, then a chilly 54 degrees. Boy, the pollen jocks (bees) don't know where to come out or not. Well, now that bees have started buzzing that means that I am packing up my scented lotions until the Fall. Why you ask, hmmmm, because Honeysuckle is my favorite scent...need I say more? LOL!! Well, lots is on the way from me. I'm working hard on books that will be out next year, but deadlines our this year. Like my Coming Together: At Last story. For those of you who don't know, Phaze one of my publishers does a charity anthology every few months. The authors or publisher don't get any of the money it all goes to charity. So, stop by the Phaze's homepage and see all the ones that are out. They are print books for my paperback turning readers. LOL! But, there are one for Hurricane victims, San Diego fire victims, AIDS, Breast Cancer and soooo many more. So, support a worthy cause this April after you finish going crazy with taxes on 15 April!! If you buy enough of them this year and give them out as gift it could possibly be a write off for next year! Well, you'd have to buy an awful lot of them, but hey, one book is a start in the right direction. ;-p

Keep it SASSE!
Yvette

Monday, March 03, 2008

New Release...To Have and To Hold

Hello Everyone,

Today, my publisher Phaze released an erotic BDSM collection of new short stories called Fantasies 6. My Interracial story To Have and To Hold is included in it. You all know me, I love contest and I will be having a contest on this story in the next few weeks so pick up your eBook list today. Don't forget to drop me a line and tell me how you liked it. I always love hearing from my readers.

The first person to email me today and tell me you saw this post on my blog and wins a free copy of Fantasies 6.

Keep it SASSE!

~Yvette

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
This year is looking promising on so many levels. In March my To Have and To Hold story will be out in the Phaze Fantasies 6 anthology. Apprehension will be out in the last week in June. I have a few more stories coming out as well, but I'll let you all know as I find out more firm information. 2007 was a good year, my writing took off, I received a lot of fabulous reviews for my story The Marriage Clause and met a lot of readers. I thank all my friends, family and readers for their support of my chats and contest in 2007.

My love and respect,
~Yvette
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