Author: Kitsy Clare

Review: Model Position by Kitsy Clare

Posted March 27, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Model Position by Kitsy Clare
Model Position by Kitsy Clare
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Novella
Published by Inkspell Publishing on February 16, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 77
Source: Author, Tour Host

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
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Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

In Manhattan’s glitzy gallery scene love and art are perilous games. Will Sienna dare to play?

All too soon, artist Sienna Karr will graduate art school and be flung out into Manhattan’s glamorous but cutthroat gallery scene. Luckily, she’s just met Dave Hightower, heir to the hippest gallery ever. He’s asked her on a date, and offered to introduce her to the gallery owner, his intimidating aunt Lydia. Sienna’s excited! Now she’ll be able to climb the ranks and make those all-important art connections.

Trouble is, she’s falling hard for the sexy live drawing model, Erik, whose sizzling green eyes seem to pierce right into her soul. Dare she risk losing those potential art contacts for love? Erik insists that Sienna is a real talent and her painting stands out above all the others. But she worries that he whispers this come-on line to every pretty art student who flocks around him during breaks. And her friends worry, is Erik up to her pay grade? What kind of guy chooses modeling for a living? Who is he, really? Her choice may be her ruin—or not—but she must decide fast. Everything in Sienna’s super-organized life is turning to terrifying yet sweet chaos.


Quiana’s Review:
Model Position tells the story of graduate art student Sienna Karr.  Sienna is on the verge of graduating, but she is no closer to landing an art showing in any of the prominent art galleries in New York.  This is where fellow art student Dave Hightower comes in.  Dave’s aunt, Lydia Hightower, owns one of the most prominent art galleries in the city, and Sienna is itching to get a foot in the doorway.  Dave shows interest in Sienna, and he seems willing to wine and dine her, as well as get Sienna the interview of a lifetime with his aunt.  An interview that would put an artist like Sienna on the map, and allow her to get her art shown at the prestigious Studio Hightower art gallery.

However, there are a couple of problems: Sienna is not interested in Dave romantically and is only using him as a way to make connections.  An even bigger problem arises when Erik walks into her art class.  He’s handsome and charming, but he’s only a model.  It appears he can’t give Sienna what she truly wants:  a showing in an art gallery and financial stability.  But the more time Sienna spends with Erik, the more she realizes that Erik might be more than just a model.

One good thing I can say about this book: it was short; therefore it didn’t take me very long to read.  Although, I admit I could have finished this book faster than I did, if I was a little more interested in the story and the characters.  Truth be told, I didn’t like Sienna, which was very unfortunate because she was the narrator of this particular story.  I found her to be shallow, judgmental, and for someone who was in her mid-twenties, she acted more like a teenager.  I can’t say that there wasn’t any growth for the character, but it was too little too late.

The way Sienna went on and on about how good Erik looked was overkill.  Not to mention her very low opinion of Erik due to the fact that he was a model.  But apparently he was attractive enough for her to gush about his extraordinary good looks.  I’m not sure why either character fell for the other as they didn’t spend a lot of time together, and they moved to the boyfriend and girlfriend stage rather quickly.

All in all, I have to say that I didn’t enjoy this book.  The story was boring, the characters, both primary and secondary, were one-dimensional, and the romance fell flat. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway: Model Position by Kitsy Clare

Posted March 6, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 3 Comments

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Excerpt

Erik is like an early birthday present, wrapped in that loose silk bathrobe. When he leans over me to check out the progress of my painting, my senses infuse with his clean-scented warmth. He must’ve taken a shower just before he came to work, because the tips of his hair are still damp. It brings an instant fantasy to mind of us in his shower, lathering each other in sensitive areas. “Madame Muse, you’re more mysterious than the Mona Lisa,” he whispers in my ear. His breath sends chills through me.

I lightly touch his hand, resting on his knee. “Monsieur Muse, you are sexier than the Greek god statuary in the Met,” I parry back. It’s all I can do not to kiss him. The taste of his mouth would fill me with an aching desire, make me want to go back for seconds and thirds. I sense he feels the same thing, because the sexual tension between us is thick, yummy, edible. But it wouldn’t be proper here in the studio. After all, this is Erik’s “office”.

As he bounds onto the stage, I see Dave glance my way and then quickly turn to his easel. Taffy and a few of the other girls are gazing longingly at Erik. The gleam of lust in their eyes is crystal clear, because it mirrors my own! I’ll need to keep a hawk-eye on the situation.

Erik adjusts himself on the leopard rug and stretches out his legs, inspiring his pecs to ripple in all the right places. I can’t help it; my gaze lands on the loincloth and the satisfying bulge. It’s a heavenly indulgence to stare at Erik in order to catch all of the light and shadows. I apply a mixture of brown ochre and midnight blue to the darkest areas. For his tight abs under his pecs I blend flesh, rose madder, brown ochre, and a dash of linseed and paint these parts in. After about twenty minutes of this, I’m getting turned on for real from stroking on the creamy paint and layering the second denser areas of muscle. It’s as if every stroke of paint on canvas is really a stroke on his warm flesh.

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About the Book

Title: Model Position
Author: Kitsy Clare
Publisher:  Inkspell
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance Novella
Release Date:  February 20th 2014

Book Blurb:

In Manhattan’s glitzy gallery scene love and art are perilous games.

Will Sienna dare to play?

All too soon, artist Sienna Karr will graduate art school and be flung out into Manhattan’s glamorous but cutthroat gallery scene. Luckily, she’s just met Dave Hightower, heir to the hippest gallery ever. He’s asked her on a date, and offered to introduce her to the gallery owner, his intimidating aunt Lydia. Sienna’s excited! Now she’ll be able to climb the ranks and make those all-important art connections.

Trouble is, she’s falling hard for the sexy live drawing model, Erik, whose sizzling green eyes seem to pierce right into her soul. Dare she risk losing those potential art contacts for love? Erik insists that Sienna is a real talent and her painting stands out above all the others. But she worries that he whispers this come-on line to every pretty art student who flocks around him during breaks. And her friends worry, is Erik up to her pay grade? What kind of guy chooses modeling for a living? Who is he, really? Her choice may be her ruin—or not—but she must decide fast. Everything in Sienna’s super-organized life is turning to terrifying yet sweet chaos.

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About Kitsy Clare

When Kitsy Clare isn’t creating romances on her Mac Air, she teaches writing workshops. She also loves to draw, travel, read spicy romance, sci-fi and all kinds of thrillers. She divides her time between New York City and her Catskills studio, where she enjoys the sounds of birds, bullfrogs and the random coyote.

She also writes young adult fiction as Catherine Stine. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards, and was an Indie Reader Approved notable book. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Ruby’s Fire, the new companion novel to Fireseed One, is receiving high praise from reviewers. She’s a member of RWA, SCBWI and SFWA. She loves her readers and enjoys hearing from them.

Tourwide Giveaway

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