Literary Nook: “Model Position” by Kitsy Clare Book Tour/Giveaway (Ends 3/25) U.S./Canada

By Ruth on March 2, 2014 in blog tour, book, giveaway, guest post, promo, romance

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Book title: Model Position

Author: Kitsy Clare

Genre: new adult contemporary romance novella

Release date: February 20, 2014

Publisher: Inkspell


Model Position covreBlurb:


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.


It’s reassuring to line up my brushes and paints in perfectly straight lines on my palette. Though I know that in the process of painting, they’ll end up in multi-hued blobs. I wonder if I’ll feel compelled, as I usually do, to keep realigning them.

A few people filter in, and we say hi. Still no Erik. Then I see him. Be still, my heart! He’s even better looking in his street clothes. Is that even possible? He has on worn jeans and aviator glasses, a grass-green sweater that matches his eyes, and brown boots. Dave, in his Chelsea art-district-business mode, would not approve of the scuffs on Erik’s boots or his wild windblown hair, but I sure do. It’s funny that I do, considering my affection for order. Normally I’d be mentally combing Erik’s hair into place. Oh, wow. He’s waving and heading over my way!

Is this against the model-student code of ethics? Heck, the teacher’s not here to give any disapproving looks, and I’m in my mid-twenties, not a high-school teen. Erik slips beside me and takes another look at my portrayal of him while I drink in his spicy lime aftershave and insanely sexy-guy vibe.

“Do you still like it?” I ask uncertainly.

“It’s gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as you.”

If anyone else had just said this to me, I’d be way creeped out and respond with a cynical snicker, but somehow Erik gets away with it. “I hope I do you justice today with the second sitting.”

“I’m sure you will,” he answers. “Yesterday I was looking at other people’s work, and by far, you have the most talent here with figures. Probably other things too,” he adds with a gleam in his eyes. Uh, yeah! That means he didn’t like Taffy’s work as much. I just hope he doesn’t like her boobs better than mine.


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Blurbs in praise of the book:


“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



Kitsy ClareAuthor Bio:


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.


Top Ten Smokin’ (Non-sexual) Turn-ons

For Valentines month (by the author)



Paint your boyfriend’s portrait (like Sienna and Erik in Model Position do)


Take dance lessons—the wilder the better (cha-cha, salsa, tango, tap, swing)


Write down a list of things you love about your boyfriend/partner and have him do that too. Then sit really close and read them aloud to each other.


Cook a three-course meal together and then eat it by candlelight.


Laugh together over something you both think is absolutely hilarious.


Read romance out loud to each other, each playing one character’s part.


Go to a museum together and reveal what some of the paintings remind you of from your childhood or whatever. (Like Sienna and Erik also do in Model Position)


When you’re apart from your love, schedule a shirtless Skype chat with him/her.


Travel to each other’s hometowns and visit your elementary schools. Share some emotional events that happened there.


Work out together at the gym until you’re sweaty and then towel each other off.



What do you think is the sexiest non-sexual turn on?

Giveaway Information –

             2 Art of Love wristlet bags (US & Canada)

One Kindle with built in Wi-Fi plus 5W USB Charger (US/Can)

             Ebook bundle of Ruby’s Fire and Fireseed One (INT)

             $50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

             1 ebook of Model Position (INT)


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About the Author

RuthView all posts by Ruth
43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh March 3, 2014 Reply

    We often go to museums together. I’d have to say it’s the shower after the workout that the real fun though!
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  2. Laura March 3, 2014 Reply

    This book grabs you right from the start. I have only jus begun it adn I would prefer to sit and read it straight through!

  3. andie March 3, 2014 Reply

    Artists can be sexy – I think it could be the creativity. It can expand your mind and thinking – new ideas…it’s exciting…beautiful…and we find some relation to it, to them.

  4. Kitty Iecvan March 6, 2014 Reply

    I love art and musicians!

  5. Melinda Dartmann March 8, 2014 Reply

    Some I think are! It depends on the person and how they carry themselves. Some just seem lost and grungy.

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