Thursday, July 12, 2018

Featured Author: Sierra Hill

Welcome Today's Featured Author
Sierra Hill!

Sweetness -
I'm the girl from the school of hard knocks.
Nothing has ever come easy for me. So forgive me if I’m a bit reluctant about Kincaid Griffin – born-with-a-silver-spoon in his mouth, conceited college hoops player. A guy who could get any girl he wants, and yet, is suddenly everywhere I am trying to woo me. The more I protest, the more persistent he becomes.
I’m a lucky bastard.
Let’s face it.  As a college athlete, I don’t chase girls – they come to me. I’m as arrogant and cocky as they come, getting nearly everything I want, whenever I want. But there is nothing sweeter than a girl who plays hard to get. And Ainsley Locker is so full of confidence that she knocks me off my feet from the moment I meet her. She’s a challenge. And I like challenges. So I go full-court press to win her over.
But when a stupid mistake turns viral, slam dunking all over my life in a media frenzy, my spot on the team may be in jeopardy, along with my shot at winning the girl.

Sweet Girl -

I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to rid myself of since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother - along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend - are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.


I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated.

Sweet Summer Love -
Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving.
As the senior captain of my college basketball team, all I’ve been focused on the past four years has been playing, school, getting drafted in the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I didn’t want them. I had nothing to give another girl. I’d given it already. So, I built my rep as a player, and honed my natural ability to charm the pants off girls. It’s what I did. Who I was. Who I am.
Until March, when a lay-up during a tournament landed me in an emergency room, under the care of Logan Shaw – my first love. Of all the people I could run into, why did it have to be her? Not only did my face get split wide open, but so did the locks that held the pain I’d attempted to bury for so many years.
Now that she’s back in my life, we must face the truth and the consequences of our actions – even if it could destroy us. We must uncover the truths that have kept us shackled from moving forward. That could possibly set us free.

Sweet Disaster -
My life is a complete and utter disaster.
One major screw up after another.
In other words - I’m trouble.
I attempted college, but made a mess of that scene, too. Chalk it up to yet another disappointment in my parents’ ever-growing list of Kady failures.
Deciding I needed an escape from reality, my best friend and I flew off to Europe, where we were going to have the time of our lives.
The only problem with that plan is that I ran out of money after two weeks, and now I’m stuck in Florence, Italy with no means of getting home.
See? Trouble finds me wherever I go. 
All I ever wanted to do was play basketball.
It’s all I’m good at. 
I bypassed college and went straight to the pros. I’ve been playing overseas in Italy for six months, gaining fame, fans and having fun.
There’s only one problem. I miss home. I’m not too big to admit I’m homesick for my family and friends.
But that all changed when I heard from Cade Griffin, a former college hoops star. He called and asked me to rescue his sister, Kadence, who’s stranded and alone here in Florence.
Seems easy enough, right?
Except for the fact that Kady Griffin is gorgeous, completely off-limits and a sweet disaster waiting to happen all over my life.

Sweet Little Lies -
Some lies are meant to deceive. Others to protect.
My lies have done nothing but harm. They push people away. Even the people that I want to hold onto for dear life. Mica Reyes is too beautiful and pure for my tarnished soul, although I want her with a fierceness of a caged lion.
They say letting go of your grief and your sins will unburden you and set you free. But it's her I need to set free from the pain I’ll cause from loving her too much.

My Abuelita always said I should never give my heart away unless I knew it would be in capable hands. To give it to a man who would love and cherish me and put me first above all others.
But my heart didn't listen. I fell for Lance Britton, the college basketball player who uses humor to outwardly disguise the emotional turmoil that lives inside him. To hide his painful secrets.
But I know him. And although I hate ultimatums, I may need to give him one before the lies between us grow any deeper. Letting go may be the only way to reach him.

Physical Connection 

One hot doctor, a flirty male nurse, and a connection that can’t be denied.
To the outside world, Dr. Mark Olsen looks like he has a perfect life. Yet Mark hasn't found the "one" and longs to belong to that special someone. 
Elijah Morrell is an out-and-proud, natural born flirt that can’t help lusting after his Dr. McHottie Pants, even though chasing after impossibly straight or closeted gay men isn’t his scene.
But some connections are too strong to deny. When Mark agrees to a weekend with Eli to explore the nature of their attraction, neither men are prepared for it to challenge their perspectives or to influence their future.


 About Sierra Hill:

Sierra writes new adult and sizzling contemporary romance. Her favorite authors are Sawyer Bennett, Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, Lexi Ryan and Tessa Bailey.
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Interview with Sierra Hill:

1.      Can you tell us a little about your books?
All my books, for the most part, are new adult contemporary romance. My first debut series, Physical, is a 4-book erotic contemporary with characters in their late 20’s to mid-30’s. My next series, The Sweetest Thing, is a 5-book college sports romance (all standalone), so those characters are ages 18-22 and all dealing with the coming-of-age issues related to young adult angst. I also have several other standalones – one rock star, a reunion novella, and a RomCom.
My books include:
The Physical Series – Physical Touch, More Than Physical, Physical Distraction and Physical Connection (MM novella)
The Sweetest Thing Series – Sweetness, Sweet Girl, Sweet Summer Love, Sweet Disaster and Sweet Little Lies (and free prequel on Wattpad – Sweet Things)
The Reunion – a novella (free with newsletter sign up)
One More Minute with You – rock star/roommate romance
Character Flaws – A Standalone RomCom

2.      What inspires you to write?
I’d say I get my inspiration from reading. I am a voracious reader and ideas pop in my head when I read. Different settings, character problems, conflict, etc. I always write around themes, though. I want a message to evolve throughout my books so that reader can identify with that life issue or conflict. So maybe it’s more of life’s challenges and the things we go through that inspires me to write more than anything.

3.      How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have written and published 12 books to-date and I have more to come. It’s always hard to choose your “favorite book” because as they say, it’s like loving one child more than another. It can’t be done. But the one that wiggled its way into my heart and soul before I even wrote it was Sweet Girl. It’s book 2 in my Sweetest Thing series and Van Gerard, the male mc, just was perfect. He was a role model, faithful boyfriend, loving brother and son, loyal friend – and then got knocked down hard and had to choose how he’d stand up to it. 

4.      Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
I do – I’m a morning person. I’ve found that my creative brain is only “on” in the mornings. So, every day, I try to get in at the very least 2 to 3 hours of writing time between 8am-12pm. Although, life sometimes happens, and things will interrupt my flow. I’ve tried writing in the afternoons, but just can’t seem to concentrate, so that’s when I try to incorporate some workouts, run to appointments, work on writing business stuff, etc.

5.      Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing?
Coffee, water and chocolate. All three of those vices sit on my desk in arms reach. I have 2 twelve-ounce thermoses, one for coffee and the other water. And my favorite chocolate snack is from a local Seattle chocolate company called Theo Chocolates. They make these Coconut Turmeric chocolate clusters that are super healthy for you and taste great! They satisfy my sweet tooth cravings.

6.      Do you have a favorite spot to write?
I do! I have a writing room specifically dedicated to all things books. I’m very lucky to have my very own workspace that I’ve decorated to my liking and motif style. I have a desk, several small bookshelves, a reading chair in the corner, and the walls covered in everything to do with the word “love.” 

7.      For a reader who hasn't read your books yet, which book do you suggest they start with?
That’s always a hard one, because I’ve tried to branch out and write to a wide-variety of reading styles. I have my 5-book college sports romance, my 4-book erotic contemporary (which includes a MM novella), a RomCom, and several other new adult standalones. But I guess if you had to start somewhere, I’d suggest either Sweetness or Sweet Girl, both award-winning novels. I think they give you a sense of my writing style. 

8.      If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I’d like to be able to snap my fingers and have my groceries appear and dinner be made. Or heck, snap my fingers and have my house cleaned, while I’m at it! Probably the most selfish use of a superpower ever. lol

9.     What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I’m nervous and excited to be writing a 3-book MFM ménage serial. I’ve just finished the first book and it’s with the editor right now. The story is about life-long friendship of three characters (London, Cam and Sage) who grow up together in a small, Tennessee town, and develop a love for one another that morphs from best friends into something sensual and forbidden. Then something tears them apart and they go their separate ways after they graduate high school. Years later, something brings them together again, and they are faced with reconciling who they were in the past, what they’ve done and who they are now. It’s an epic story that has drama, love, betrayal, sacrifice and lots of steamy sex.

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