Book title: Model Position
Author: Kitsy Clare
Genre: new adult contemporary romance novella
Release date: February 20, 2014
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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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
Top Ten Reasons why Artists and Writers are Hot, Hot, Hot!
You could escape your life as a stockbroker, throw off your stiff work clothes and “everything that is artificial and conventional” to pursue your painting in sunny Tahiti like Gauguin did.
You get to dress scandalously, flaunt your sexuality and spout clever quotes like Oscar Wilde’s, “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
You’d get to make an absolute fortune simply by silk-screening something random like Campbell’s soup cans.
How freaking sexy to be an urban prankster like the Czech artist David Cerny, who not only looks like a rock star, but has the nerve to paint Soviet tanks pantie-pink!
Who else can have blue hair, sarcophagus-gray nails, paint-splattered clothes and be seen as attractive, not a crazy street nut?
Greek artists got to spend all of their time making the most swoonworthy naked statues ever! Great work if you can get it.
What else is more buttery, pliable and spicy than oil paint? How sensual it is to mix vivid, popping colors and spread them on cotton duck canvas.
How cool is it that Vladimir Nabokov was such a threat to Communist Russia that when his books were banned rabid fans risked imprisonment by secretly sending around single chapters? Plus how charismatic to be so obsessed with butterflies that Nabokov rocked the best worldwide collection? Oh, and he was handsome too.
Who else but a performance artist like Marina Abramovic gets to stand naked in the Museum of Modern Art and have people consider her body a great work of art?
How hot is Japanese video artist Ryoji Ikeda who creates whole environ-scapes of cool, and looks like a sexy-a*s DJ while doing his techy tricks? Check out his work on YouTube.
Which writer or artist do you think is hot?
Ryoki on You Tube:
On Nabokov’s butterfly collection:
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Great Oscar Wilde quotes:
Images of David Cerny’s pink tanks:
Erik, Erik, Erik.
This is what runs through my head as Dave and I walk to Studio Hightower.
I can’t get those toned thighs, those ripped chest muscles, that lanky body out of my mind. And Erik said he was a painter! I can’t help wondering what his paintings look like. I find myself imagining what it would be like to pose for him. To feel his gaze studying my every curve. He paints women. I’m a woman. It would rock to be someone else’s muse.
Stop it, Sienna, I scold soundlessly. You’re with Dave freaking Hightower. This is the chance of a lifetime, so quit thinking about the model, even if he is a handsome devil.
But I’m still feeling those smoky eyes delving down right into my soul. I still smell his lime cologne and feel his warm, encouraging words in my ear. I give myself a stern, silent lecture: a model is a model is a model. Even if the guy paints on the side, he’s not one of my peers in grad school. He hasn’t trained professionally. I need to stop this silly daydreaming and convince myself that Dave’s right. I can’t afford to hang out with people who won’t push me forward in my career. It’s way too scary out there. I need to move up the ranks fast, or I won’t make it in New York. Plus, Erik probably has every art-school tart flashing her perky boobs in his face with his sexy pick-up lines. I would only be one of many.
Besides, I tell my rebellious brain, I can be Dave’s muse. Somehow, this thought isn’t nearly as appealing. I glance over at Dave and smile. He returns it. It is nice to walk with Dave. He feels solid next to me. I glance at our reflection in the shop windows as we go and decide that we look good together, his dark presence and firm step to my blond lyricism and floaty gait. People turn to stare, which makes me blush with pleasure, even if it feels premature. Insincere. Relationships, they’re so confusing. My mother certainly messed up a number of hers, so what’s to say I’ll do any better?
But when we get there and zip up to the fifteenth floor, my thoughts dart straight to my own work and career.
I’m not confused about that!
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.
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)