Model Position by Kitsy Clare, New adult contemporary romance novella (79 pages)
Release date: Feb 20 with Inkspell Publishing
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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BUZZ ABOUT MODEL POSITION
“Kitsy Clare paints a provocative picture with words – a sexy montage of art, beauty, lust and love as colorful as any artist’s canvas.” -Share my Destiny, romance book blogger
“A captivating and sensual work of art!” -Jaycee DeLorenzo, author of The Truths About Dating and Mating
“Model Position is sexy, suspenseful and oh, so hard to put down. Kitsy Clare mixes a skillful, fast-moving story as Sienna, a talented but uptight art student takes on the trendy New York art scene. She’s caught between the pull of ambition and the possibility of steamy, but true-blue love in the form of Erik, a delicious male model with no connections. Or is he true? And is Erik really all he seems to be?”
-Helen Mallon, author of Indecent Exposure & other short stories;
Book Reviewer, Philadelphia Inquirer
Across the room, Harper and Merry cock their heads toward Blond Adonis and give me the thumbs-up. When Dave looks away, I give them one back as subtly as I can.
Taking a deep breath, I collect myself enough to mix some pigment and dilute it with turpentine and linseed oil so I can start to sketch in a likeness. It’s great having an excuse to stare as I fill in all the angles. I work hard not to linger too long on his suede loincloth. It occurs to me that maybe that’s why the instructor usually gets ugly models—so we horny artists can keep our minds on our drawings. Epic fail! At this thought, I have to laugh.
Dave leans over. “Care to share?” Not in a million years. “Let me guess,” he says. “It’s that model’s incredibly cheesy Tarzan getup, right?”
Cheesy? That’s not how I would describe his, um, exotic package.
“Yup, I figured as much.” He chuckles without waiting for my answer and goes back to scratching out a torso, holding his brush the wrong way. Even I know you’re only supposed to stroke the brush in one direction. Otherwise, you’ll tear out its delicate sable hairs. But I’m not about to chastise a Hightower. A Hightower can afford to buy dozens of expensive sable brushes.
“What? You’re not crushing on him?” A look of pure astonishment appears on her face. I shrug. “Hot damn!” Harper’s grin slides into a frown. “Wait, why would you just give him to me? Is something wrong with him?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When Kitsy Clare isn’t crafting novels, she teaches writing workshops. She also loves to draw, travel, read spicy romance, sci-fi and thrillers. She divides her time between NYC and her Catskills studio, where she enjoys the sounds of birds, bullfrogs and coyotes.
Kitsy also writes YA 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 companion novel to Fireseed One, is receiving high praise from reviewers. She’s a member of RWA, SCBWI, Untethered Realms and SFWA.
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