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Look Who’s Going to RT: Emma Hillman

Can you introduce yourself to my readers?

Bonjour! My name is Emma Hillman. I live in Paris with a nice husband, a cute little girl and two very loud pets. I’m half French half British which makes for an odd (but nice, I hope) mix.

I write erotica and romance, and have been epublished since 2009. I started writing when I couldn’t find the books I wanted to read and decided I should just pen them myself. Hey, it worked!

I write about real women getting the sexy men of their dreams. My heroines are Rubenesque and my heroes Alpha to the core. You might want to hit them upside the head every so often (they’re men after all), but they always redeem themselves.

Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?

Marked, the first book in The Recruits series, will be published in both eBook and Trade Paperback formats on 25 March (@ eXcessica). It’s my first foray into the paranormal genre, and I had a lot of fun with it. It’s also a very spicy erotic romance. You should see the warning that comes with the book!

Marked introduces Jake, the leader of the Immortals, and the woman he’s decided will become his Mate. It would have worked a lot better if he’d explained this to her before they spent the night together. Now she thinks that all he wants from her is sex…and she’s pretty sure that’s not enough to base a relationship on. Or, is it?

The second book in the series, Hired, will be released as an eBook on 18 November 2011. It’s just as spicy, and the hero, Drake, is one of my favorites. As the Guardian, he’s been forced to kidnap Jessica James, an ancient Greek expert. The Immortals need her to translate a parchment that could change their way of life. Too bad something went awry with Drake’s psi powers, and the connection growing between the two of them is threatening everything he holds dear.

Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran?  Any advice for those who are going for the first time?

I attended the 2004 Convention in St Louis as an Aspiring Author. I took part in the Beginner Aspiring Writer Program led by Ann Peach and learnt a lot. I will miss her this year?I would have loved to thank her personally for making me a better writer. She was amazing, and so very nice too.

My advice for newbies would be three-fold: take two suitcases (you’ll need one just for books!), wear comfy shoes, and don’t be afraid. I wish I’d know the latter one in 2004. People are there because they love the same things you do, so don’t be shy and just chat away. I’ll do my very best this year to conquer my shyness and start talking to anyone who’ll listen!

Are you speaking on any panels during RT?  Are there any you are looking forward to?  What panels are you planning on attending?

My Convention schedule is seriously full! I plan on attending several workshops, not always in the genres I write in either but just for fun. I think the panels I’m most looking forward to are the readers’ ones. Sure I’m a writer, but I’m also a big reader.

I joke to my husband that Amazon is my BFF. The postman actually told him the other day that they’d talked about us at the post office and had decided we must really like reading considering the number of parcels we receive per week. Not my fault! … Hmm.

Okay, so I blame my long commute. I read about a book a day. I usually have two on the go at the same time: one at home and one in my purse. I also have eBooks downloaded onto my BlackBerry. So, yes, readers’ panels should be great fun. I can’t wait!

If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?

The one with the British accent? :)

I will be attending and signing at the Expo on Friday afternoon, so feel free to come and say hello! That actually works too for the rest of the Convention. I’d love to chat with every single one of you, about anything really. Also, whoever finds me first (in the crowd, at workshops, balls, etc.) will get a surprise…

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