**REVIEW** All That We Are (Trust series, book 1) by Holly J. Gill

We’re thrilled to introduce a brand new series TRUST written by Holly J. Gill, with her first in the series, All That We Are. An exciting contemporary adult romance that will certainly keep you hooked!

All That We Are Holly J GillTitle: All That We Are (Trust #1)

Author: Holly J. Gill

Genre: Contemporary adult romance, erotic romance

Released on: June 1st 2016

Length: 256 pages

BUY LINKS: Amazon UK and Amazon US 

ONLY £0.99 on  Amazon UK for a limited time!

BLURB: Holly knows that sitting behind her computer isn’t going to bring one of her romance heroes to life. And despite her matchmaking friend’s attempts, she’s still lonely, looking for her Mr. Perfect. Fairytales happen, right?

As a bestselling author, Ashton Noir doesn’t need anyone or anything in his life other than his imagination. That is until he comes across Holly’s Promotional Services’ website. Further exposure for his books can’t hurt.

Communicating through the Internet and then phone calls, professional interests turn personal. Realising they lack trust and confidence in different ways, can they have a future as a couple? Or are their dreams forever going to be their safe haven?

REVIEW 5***** (5* rating)

All That We Are is a story that kept me clinging on every sentence. Trying to occupy the kids during the school holidays was even more of a task as I found I couldn’t leave this book alone; grabbing at my Kindle in-between busy periods just to read another page or two wherever I could! Needless to say, I LOVED this contemporary, erotic romance.

Told in third person, we follow the lives of two very lonely people who lack confidence in different ways. Although Holly has a day job, friends and runs her own book blog helping to promote authors and their work, her past is a little haunted with bullying she experienced at school. This is something that held Holly back for many years. Meanwhile, Ashton is a hugely successful erotic romance author, hiding behind a pen name while leading an extremely lonely life as he shuts himself from the world in his huge home.

The fun begins when Ashton comes across Holly’s book blog and decides a little further promotion wouldn’t hurt. This opens the door to plenty of e-mail exchanges, professional at first, and it ultimately leads to intense phone conversations as the two characters begin to discover more and more about each other. It becomes so that Holly can’t get Ashton out of her mind, even when her best friend tries to set her up on a blind date!

The reader is just as in suspense as Holly is as each phone call becomes a little more personal, sexier, and even kinky! And, after reading his books, Holly wonders if the eroticism in them is something that Ashton would like himself. Does he long to be a Dom? Her Dom? She doesn’t seem to mind submitting to him in her thoughts. The conversations are playful and fun.

Although there are some mild twists, and a ‘will they, or won’t they’ eventually meet at a book signing event they both hope to attend, I felt that the story grew more and more intense with the idea that they really could face each other. The build-up to the final chapters was tremendously powerful and, as a first insight into Holly J. Gill‘s writing, I certainly want to read more.

It has a great contemporary feel and written in an area that Holly J. Gill knows only too well as she details the communication with authors and bloggers, the writing, promoting, author events, as well as using e-mails and texts within the story. The book also has a welcoming use of the main characters talking on the phone at length and, as they haven’t met, details the hearing of the other’s voice, their pauses, the tones, sighs, etc. The reader almost hears the receiving end of the phone through the author’s writing. The use of the phone also allows Holly and Ashton to sense how truthful the other is being, growing a trust between them.

Another area that All That We Are ‘wowed’  me on is the bullying aspect. Holly clearly still feels the after-effects of being bullied at school. Thus, the lack of confidence she has in herself. Whereas, Ashton has always been popular with the girls, but on an over-whelming scale, and lived isolated from many people partly because of this. It’s superbly written how these two characters build up their trust in each other, their feelings for each other, and ultimately their confidence in themselves and their future.

Despite Holly never wanting to see her school bully again, I would have loved it if they had crossed paths at a time when Ashton would be on her arm, and to see the face of disbelief and jealousy, and Holly walk pass with her head held high – or is that me being too cruel?

Either way, I think you may sense just how All That You Are has touched me emotionally. A very exciting read, and I can’t wait for book 2!

A copy of All That We Are was provided by the author in return for a fair and honest review.

Reviewed by Caroline Barker

*Release Blitz Tour* All That We Are by Holly J. Gill

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Blurb

 

Holly knows that sitting behind her computer isn’t going to bring
one of her romance heroes to life. And despite her matchmaking friend’s
attempts, she’s still lonely, looking for her Mr. Perfect. Fairytales happen,
right?

 

 

 

As a bestselling author, Ashton Noir doesn’t need anyone or anything
in his life other than his imagination. That is until he comes across Holly’s
Promotional Services’ website. Further exposure for his books can’t hurt.

 

 

 

Communicating through the Internet and then phone calls,
professional interests turn personal. Realising they lack trust and confidence
in different ways, can they have a future as a couple? Or are their dreams
forever going to be their safe haven?

 

Excerpt

 

Holly read through the material, thinking of
promotional tac-tics, banners, teasers, etc., one file was full of teasers, brilliant
for her to work with and design.

 

Shocked, she was still trying to figure out why on
earth he’d turned to her for help, when he could go massive, go for the larger
blogs and networking sites. Her little site was nothing compared to the larger
companies he could have chosen. Why the
heck did he pick me? Surely he’s after something else!

 

She popped back to their messages and found a reply.

 

Before she replied to his original message, she had to
ask a question.

 

 Are
you really Dean McClough?

 

 She watched him typing.

 

 Yes,
yes I am, I am the real man himself, the man behind Jordan Hale, mastering and enjoying
the female form.

 

 Her jaw dropped. Holy
crap!
She was starstruck. A large lump filled her throat; unsure how the
hell she could continue the conversation without him thinking she was a freak.

 

 Oh!

 

 He typed.

 

 Are
you okay?

 

 Yes…I
cannot believe I am talking to Dean McClough, have you anything to prove you
really are him? Sorry, but I cannot believe it is really him, you are him, my
words are messed up…lol.

 

 She hit send not having a clue how he’d react or what
he planned to show her to prove he was him.

 

 Okay…just
give me one second…would my office and pictures on my wall do the job? Never
done this before…lol

 

 Yes,
that is fine…I think!

 

 She waited a few seconds, to see a picture uploading.
The picture arrived, and there was his office, laptop, notes, his books, pens,
pictures framed on the wall of his front covers, and to finalize, their
conversation on his laptop. Stunned, speechless… He was a typical author, notes
and research all over the place. She laughed and then sucked in a deep breath,
releasing it slowly. She shook her head, going through so many emotions, her
tummy tied in knots, not believing a bestseller was on his laptop talking to
her. It didn’t make sense.

 

He typed.

 

 Was
that okay?

 

 Yes,
thank you, just shocked that you’re talking to me…why?

 

 

 

 

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Holly Bio:
A wife and a mum to three grown up children and recently became a nana to twins and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is an author of contemporary romance, exploring many new channels, paranormal, action, sweet, erotic, wherever her imagination takes her. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her constantly, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true over two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her erotic Desires series unfortunately they closed their doors, leaving Holly to go Indie. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, camping with hubby, seeing friends, listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
                Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 
               Where to find Holly:

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*Cover Reveal* All That We Are (Trust series #1) by Holly J. Gill

 

Are you ready for the cover reveal?
He’s a bestselling author.
She’s a promoter.
They both lack confidence in different way
Can they break their demons and learn to trust?
Blurb
Holly knows that sitting behind her computer isn’t going to bring
one of her romance heroes to life. And despite her matchmaking friend’s
attempts, she’s still lonely, looking for her Mr. Perfect. Fairytales happen,
right?
 
As a bestselling author, Ashton Noir doesn’t need anyone or anything
in his life other than his imagination. That is until he comes across Holly’s
Promotional Services’ website. Further exposure for his books can’t hurt.
 
Communicating through the Internet and then phone calls,
professional interests turn personal. Realising they lack trust and confidence
in different ways, can they have a future as a couple? Or are their dreams
forever going to be their safe haven?
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Holly Bio:
A wife and a mum to three grown up children and recently became a nana
to twins and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is an author of contemporary romance, exploring many new channels, paranormal, action, sweet, erotic, wherever her imagination takes her. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having
characters talking to her constantly, and longing to get their stories written.
Finally, her dream came true over two years ago, when getting her first
contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her erotic Desires series unfortunately they closed their doors, leaving Holly to go Indie. In Holly’s
spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, camping with hubby, seeing friends, listening to
music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
                Writing is where Holly’s heart
is… 
               Where to find Holly:

 

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*Release Day* Innocence of Love by Holly J Gill

 

Innocence of Love

 

 

Release Day!

This book comes as part of a series!

 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance with sexual tension

Published by: Holly J. Gill

Word count: 110.256

 

  Tagline

 

 

Two directions, one past

 

Lives tipped upside down.

 

 

Forgiveness and pain.

 

 

Love and respect.

 

 

Can two hearts heal?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote: ‘I never make promises I don’t keep!’

 

 

 

Blurb

 

Calvin Edward’s life has been tipped upside down, never had he imagined encounter his first one true love. Only she held a massive secret from him for nine years— his son. His flesh and blood. How could have Sophie denied ever telling him about his child, now adopted to another family? Struggling with his emotions for Sophie, he has to deal with how to handle his son. Could he find it in his heart to forgive Sophie or is all lost?

 

Sophie Richards couldn’t believe the turn of events— how could the man who saved her turn out to be her first partner? Now the truth is out, her secrets discovered and finally she shared all her pain, never to have imagined the one man who showed her true care and affection is the father to her first child. She loves him, only Calvin resents her. How could she ever say sorry?

 

 

Excerpt

“I don’t hate you…I

would never hate you. I just wish you had come to me, I would’ve helped you. I

would certainly not have seen you out on the street or allowed you to have him

adopted.”

“Calvin, please don’t.”

Her eyes filled with tears. Her heart ached to his kindness that she really

didn’t deserve.

“I want to be here to

support you and Kacey.”

Sophie snapped her head

to glare at him. “She isn’t yours.” He stared back at her horrified. His lips pressed

firmly together, eyes peering harshly at her. She swallowed heavily and could

feel her heart being ripped out of her chest. “Sorry,” she managed to say

feeling larger knots in her tummy.

“I just want to help

you.”

“You don’t need to.”

“I want to.

Regardless!”

With that, Calvin stood.

 

She watched him walk away,

heading toward the main building indecisive if to chase after him to explain.

So fed-up of allowing her mouth to run away with her, but the truth was Kacey wasn’t

his to worry about.

Sophie allowed him to

go. She hitched her breath, aching in every limb.

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly is a wife, mum of three grown

up and not starting to flee their nests she’s also a proud nana

to twins. Holly lives in England a town called Grimsby. The J in her

name stands for Jody. She enjoys spending quality time surrounded with her

family. Her and hubby have a secret hideaway for peace and quiet in a

sweet idyllic campsite where they like to pitch a tent close to York one

of her favourite cities. Holly also likes touring around the UK,

sight-seeing, visiting stately homes and castles. Her hobbies are reading,

writing, socializing and listening to music.

Writing is where

Holly’s heart is…

Where

to find Holly

 

Books

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Romance series

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*New Release Promo w/Excerpt* DAN’S DESIRES (Desires #5) by Holly J. Gill

I am so delighted to have the release of the 5th novel in the Desires series
A hot erotic series based around a sexclub where all your sexual fantasies can come alive, from BDSM to a weekend away enjoying one another, the choice is yours.
Only in Dan’s Desires you finally get to read Dan’s version of the four previous books while struggling with his own emotions.
Step into a world of a young man who turns from a boy into a man

Dan’s Desires

Tagline

Lost and shattered, on the verge of losing everything,
can Dan be happy again?

 

Blurb

Dan, a devious, hot, sincere young man, preys on
women like a vulture. He takes up escorting before entering a world of sexual
fantasy in a club called Desires, being paid to have sex. He loves being a naughty
boy without conviction, even having sex with the boss, using any means to have
his wicked way.

 

Then he meets a new client,
Stacie Clifford. He needs to drop the boy act and become a man, yet remember
the club’s emotional contract. He makes it his responsibility to protect Stacie
from Angel the boss of the club. He’s in love.

 

 

He has almost everything: a
wife, son and a baby on the way, ownership of Desires, yet something is missing
from his life, Sapphire his daughter. Unable to move on, feeling destroyed, his
marriage is uneasy. Day after day he fights his heartache, wanting to be happy
and be Dan, the man he once was. Will Dan ever be complete again? What will it
take to get him there?

Erotic Excerpt

He managed to pick the lock and get into the room.
There was not much light as she had drawn the curtains. His eyes adjusted to
the low light and he could make her out on the sofa. Wearing his full
ninja-banana costume, he made his way over to her. He could hardly see who she
was as she wore dark glasses hiding her identity. Who he was about to have his
dick sucked off by, he had no idea, but hell it sounded hot. Dan saw a smile
spark across her face looking thrilled, he had made it.

 

When he got closer he could make out she had short
brown hair and a curvy build with mangoes for boobs. She was wearing a shirt
with the buttons half way undone, showing off her large cleavage. He liked
tits, so he would prefer her to get those out and fuck them, but no a deal was
a deal and his cock was already straining inside his pants.

 

He made his way over to her. She stood up for him
and he saw all her hot curves. Without a word spoken, he sat on the couch and
she dropped to her knees between his legs.

 

She reached inside the yellow trousers and pulled
out his long, thick, throbbing dick and gobbled it instantly into her mouth.
She took his head as far as it would go, hitting the back of her throat. Dan
grumbled. The woman released his cock with a loud pop, and then dived on it
once again. Dan could feel her mouth filling with saliva, lapping and sucking.
She released and groaned. “Mmmmm,” she mumbled. His eyes shut tight loving the
tease she was putting on him.

 

She slid her hand up and down the long girth,
pumping him, using her saliva to lubricate him. Then she plunged back down on
him, her tongue flicked over the tip into his slick opening. The woman dipped
her tongue in his pre-cum.

Festive treat!

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**FREE EBOOK THIS WEEKEND ONLY** Innocence by Holly J. Gill

Wow, I feel I should be taking a bow, or patting myself on the back, I should go out and celebrate,  do something totally amazing, due to loving what I do, this week has been awesome, made me smile and yes there were moments I didn’t want the feeling to go. After sending the last two months trying to decide what to do with my books after my publisher closed their doors, I hummed for quite sometime and have taken the self-publishing route and delighted I have too.

 

So lets kick the weekend of with a fine glass of bubbly….
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Innocence Blurb
Book 1
Calvin
Edwards has everything he could dream about— perfect lifestyle, running the
family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up north to visit
his parents only to find a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life.
Wishing to help, Calvin becomes a friend to her, only fears he’s out of his
depth. Just when he thinks he can do this his past resurfaces, sending his life
crashing.
Kacey
is pregnant and her life is out of control with nowhere left to go. She descends
on her mum for one last chance for help, only to have the door slammed in her
face. At her wits end, she is alone, scared, and helpless until Calvin comes
along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness, something she thought no
longer existed in the world. Only she finds what she’d pushed to the back of
her mind through selfish pain is back. Her past with all its mistakes has come
back to life!
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Holly Bio

 

Holly lives in the UK and
is a wife mother of three, and a nana to twins. Holly J. Gill is a romance
writer whose favorite genre is erotica. She has been recently published with
Secret Cravings who unfortunately closed their doors in September 2015 leaving
Holly with several books to find a home. Therefore Holly has taken the chance
to self-publish all her works. Her books include Desires and a sweet adult
series called Innocence. Holly also writes different genre’s loving the
diversity she has to explore. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending time
with her family, friends, listen to music, watch movies, and likes to travel
around England enjoying the beautiful countryside.
 
Writing is where my heart is…

 

Where
to find Holly
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*Release Blitz* Innocence by Holly J. Gill

  

Innocence by Holly J Gill 

Book 1 in the Innocence Series 

Buy Links 

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Quote: ‘Don’t make promises you cannot keep!’ 
Calvin Edwards, has everything he could dream about, perfect lifestyle, running the family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up North to visit his parents, only when out walking on his parents land, he finds a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life. Calvin wishes to help, becoming a friend through her troubles, only fears he’s out of his depth, let alone discovers his past comes back to life, sending his life crashing. 
Kacey is pregnant and her life is out of control, with nowhere left to go. She descends on her mum for one last chance for help, only the door is slammed in her face. At her wits end, alone, scared and helpless until Calvin comes along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness. Only what she’d pushed to the back of her mind through selfish pain, is back. Her past has come back to life!
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5 Star review 

   Well I’ve enjoyed all of Holly ‘s previous books ,but this one was written in a completely different direction to her others . I wasn’t sure what to expect . Well what can I say other than ‘when is book two out’ . Loved it from beginning to end , you could feel both of their pain on the decisions life had put in front of them .not sure where to go who to turn too, yet she came through it all and is still fighting. What a roller coaster ride she had ,then after all those years she meets a man who seems to care about her ,like no one has for such a long time ,only to find he was the someone she had to run away from ,frightened he would disown her like her mother did . Bringing her mother to mind as someone I would like to disown , treating her daughter the way she did ,leaving her homeless , helpless on the streets vulnerable .while she carries on leading a normal life .. what amazes me is they all feel there suffering more ! They haven’t lived the life of hell she has ,quitting her family ,giving something precious up ..well without telling you the whole story , this was a book I enjoyed from beginning till end ….

About the Author  

 
I’m a wife, mum of three all grown up and fleeing their nests and I’m a proud nana to twins. I live in England a town called Grimsby where I work as a care assistant in a residential home. I enjoy spending quality time with my family. Me and hubby have a secret hideaway for peace and quiet in a sweet idyllic campsite were we like to pitch a tent close to York one of my favourite cities. I enjoy touring around the UK, sight-seeing, visiting stately homes and castles. Hobbies I like to read and write. I have been writing since being a young girl, always having a wild imagination which never ceases to amaze me. When writing I am not committed to one genre I like to move around wherever my mood takes me. I currently have an erotic series out called Desires about a sex club. And finally I have a terrible sweet tooth especially when it comes to treacle sponge.
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**NEW RELEASE** ~ Innocence (Innocence series #1), by Holly J. Gill, plus author interview and excerpt

 Contemporary Romance

We are delighted to welcome Holly J Gill to our blog. Holly has just released Innocence, book 1 in a sweet contemporary romance series, and is sharing with us some information about the novel, including an excerpt. Holly has also agreed tell us a little about herself and share some of her experiences of being a writer. Scroll down to learn more about this heart felt romance and to read the interview.  Tina and Caroline ❤

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Thank you so much for hosting me on your site, wine and chocolates at the ready! I am delighted to be sharing the Innocence Series with you. I am truly excited by this contemporary sweet romance series being a different genre for me as I normally write erotica.

The series comes as:

Innocence

Innocence of Love

Breaking Innocence

Return To Innocence 

Innocence Blurb

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 Book 1

Calvin Edwards has everything he could dream about— perfect lifestyle, running the family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up north to visit his parents only to find a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life. Wishing to help, Calvin becomes a friend to her, only fears he’s out of his depth. Just when he thinks he can do this his past resurfaces, sending his life crashing.

Kacey is pregnant and her life is out of control with nowhere left to go. She descends on her mum for one last chance for help, only to have the door slammed in her face. At her wits end, she is alone, scared, and helpless until Calvin comes along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness, something she thought no longer existed in the world. Only she finds what she’d pushed to the back of her mind through selfish pain is back. Her past with all its mistakes has come back to life!

Excerpt: Calvin Edwards

“What the heck has she been telling you? Honestly, that girl wouldn’t know the word truth if it hit her in the face. She is after money, no doubt to take back to her drug dealing boyfriend.”

Calvin stepped forward needing to correct the evil woman. “She finished it, and she isn’t with him. Instead, she is scared and looking for someone to love her, but clearly the word ‘love’ means nothing to you. What mother,” he said, marching forward pointing his finger in her face, “would allow their daughter at her most vulnerable state to walk the streets, how can you not care? No shame? She is frightened and yet, she is the one holding the grudge with you…yet you have turned it onto her. She is broken, has no one and nowhere to go and yet you…you…” He gritted his teeth.

“Calvin,” he heard his mother’s voice from behind as she touched his left shoulder. “Step back.”

“No,” he growled. “She,” he said, pointing to Rosalind, “what she has done. I saved your daughter. I,” he said, thumping his chest, “I stopped your daughter from jumping off the bridge. I saved her. I was the one who coaxed her down,” he screamed.

Tears ran down his cheeks and could feel his mum holding onto his shoulder for comfort. He had to do it. He had to make her see how weak her daughter was and her mental state.

Rosalind widened her eyes, glaring at him.

“Yes, I saved her, I stopped her,” he said lowering his voice in heartache. “All she needed was someone to reach out to and help her take care of herself. She has nothing…nothing. You imagine feeling that lonely,” he said, glaring deep into her eyes through the tears.

“I have spent a few days listening to your daughter, trying to help her, guide her, get her the help she needs, but as my good friend keeps telling me! She isn’t my problem, but I have made her my problem. I want to help her, and no, it’s not just because she’s expecting your grandchild,” he snarled. Calvin didn’t want anyone assuming that, but they would, of course they would, and he’d be the first to admit when he saw her bump, he had to do what he could to get her down from the bridge.

“Calvin,” his mum muttered.

“No, Mum,” he said, turning his head to glare at her. He watched his mum gulp. “Even you would admit you were fooled into the real reason why she left the village.” He turned his head back to meet Rosalind’s eyes. “Weren’t we?”

Rosalind still looked gormless, frowning like she had no idea what he was talking about.

“Don’t you care your daughter was about to jump into the river and take her and the baby’s life?” he sneered.

She stared at him, shocked, like she had no idea what was going on with her daughter, puzzlement across her face and her eyes roamed all over the room, like the walls would give her answers.

“I’m sorry.”

He shuddered.

“Sorry! Is that all you can say. Sorry,” his voice rose. “Well, you’re saying it to the wrong person, but then why would you wish to waste your breath on your daughter, when she is the one who has disgraced you. I mean heaven forbid she would turn out to be the little angel you had wished for, but noooo, she had to get herself knocked up, didn’t she?” he roared.

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Author Holly J. Gill

A wife and a mum to three grown up children, and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is a romance writer, her main genre being erotic, romance and has recently been exploring new channels, paranormal and contemporary. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her Desires series. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, seeing friends for lunches and sharing her new potential ideas for books. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.

Writing is where Holly’s heart is…

Where to find Holly

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Where to find Holly’s books

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Interview with Holly J. Gill

Hi Holly. Thank you for being with us today. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a wife, mother to three grownups my youngest being 17 and I’m a nana to twins a girl and boy. I live in England in a town called Grimsby where I work during the day as a care assistant looking after clients with Dementia. I have been writing since the day I could pick up a pen, and written many stories over the years. It was 2007 I got my first signed contract from Secret Cravings Publishing for my erotic series Desires. In the last few recent years I have been switching genres having written paranormal and currently been writing sweet romance which is what Innocence is. Spare time, I love reading, listening to music, watching movies, spending time with my family, having tea and cakes with friends, and I adore camping with my husband touring the stunning countryside of England with the most idyllic and picturesque landscapes, stately homes and castles are also a must. I adore quiet, nothing better.  

Please tell us about Innocence, your latest release and what inspired you to write it?

Gosh Innocence, it’s really kind of strange how I was inspired by the series. It all started with the novel I wrote previous to Innocence a spiritual fantasy, I adored the location and I just had to reuse it again. The main theme was the river Derwent that runs through the land let alone the hall that stands on the plot captured my heart, and after visiting the location and seeing how perfect and tranquil the area was it was a must. And before I could stop myself Innocence was being written.

How much research did you have to carry out for this book?

Lots of research for Innocence, spending hours making sure I got the information correct. I also used personal and my daughters experiences.

What is your writing process like? To what extent do you plan and how much do you just let the plot and the characters speak for themselves?

I never plot, I never make notes I just allow the characters to take over my mind and they lead me in their direction. What I do enjoy about my process is I might think the characters are taking me one way and then go in another direction.

Are any of the characters in your novels based on people you know?

These characters no, but its some of their experiences yes.

What is the best thing about being an author? What do you find the most challenging?

Losing myself in the characters the scenery, being there, vision, eyes, nose, ears and taste, taking myself from my troubles and escaping, only sometimes their adventures aren’t always that pleasant, and I feel my heart collapsing. The most challenging for me has to be when I’m being disturbed while in my writing cave, I like quiet, I like to hear the characters talking to me and feeding their story. Starting a book can be challenging making sure you entice the reader immediately; I have read so many books over the years where they just didn’t grab me and the book was soon placed down. Keeping the reader’s attention, making sure they remain drawn into the novel, give them cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter, keep the reader wanting to turn the vital page.

What type of books do you like to read? Have you any favourite authors?

I like romance with a touch of sauciness… I love Lily Harlem, she is just an amazing person and a fabulous writer of erotic fiction. At the moment I am enjoying J.M. Maurer series called ‘Emerging from Darkness’ I love her style of writing, and the way she has me gripped.

Can you tell us about what you working on at the moment?

At the moment I have been working on re-reads and edits on book 2 in the Innocence series called Innocence Of Love, coming out in September. I like to be ahead of schedule.

Have you any advice to give to aspiring authors?

Don’t give up! Write a little every day! Prepare yourself, with promoting, as my goodness it’s a hard industry to break.

And finally, have you a message for readers?

I just hope you all enjoy reading Innocence, and that it has the same effect on your hearts and souls as it did mine.

Thank you so much for giving up your time to answer these questions for us. We wish you best of luck with Innocence and your future work.

Tina and Caroline ❤

 

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