Monday, May 18, 2009

Lynda Hilburn – Interview and Contest


Hey ladies and guys if there are any lurking out there… I want to introduce to you one of my favorite authors of all time… Ms Lynda Hilburn! Her stories are so captivating and fun to read! And her men are sooo deliciously yummy!

So to spread my love for this author I am giving away two of her books The Vampire Shrink and Dark Harvest and i will also be sharing with you guys an interview that i did with her.  

To show this  wonderful authors style, I will be doing reviews of three of her ebooks under her other pen name of Hera St. Aubyn  which will be posted Tuesday and Wednesday and reviews for her novels The Vampire Shrink will be posted Thursday. 

Join me on Friday where you will have double the pleasure as not only is there the interview with Ms. Hilburn but the review of Dark Harvest will also be posted.


For the contest the rules are simple.

  • Visit everyday to catch up on the reviews
  • For a first entry - post about the contest on your blog and leave the link on comment on THIS POST – MONDAY’S.
  • For a second entry leave a comment on FRIDAYS POST
  • Contest run from 18th May to 26th May  
  • Contest is open to international visitors as well


 The Books up for Grab..


The Vampire Shrink



Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight, Ph.D., doesn’t believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn’t believe in vampires. So what happens when she finds herself neck-deep in the vampire underworld?

Kismet is smart, witty and attractive. She’s respected in her field, successful and prosperous. She’s followed all the rules – done everything right. So, what’s the problem? Her life is empty. There’s no passion. No vitality. No excitement.

That is, until a new client introduces Kismet to the vampire underworld, and a drop-dead gorgeous, 800-year-old vampire named Devereux. Kismet isn’t buying the vampire story, but can’t explain why she has such odd reactions and feelings whenever Devereux is near. Kismet is soon forced to open her mind to other possibilities when she is visited in her office by two angry bloodsuckers, who would like nothing better than to challenge Devereux by hurting Kismet.

As Kismet gets pulled deeper and deeper into the vampire subculture, she struggles to hold onto her professional ideas about what is and isn’t “real.” The more she finds herself attracted to the charismatic, handsome Devereux, the more out of control her life becomes.

When one of her clients shows up in her office almost completely drained of blood, Kismet finds herself immersed in an ongoing murder investigation. Kismet is questioned by irreverent, handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real. And one is a murderer. A murder who is after her.

In the midst of all this, Kismet realizes she has feelings for both the vampire and the profiler, but even though she cares for each of the men, facing the reality that vampires exist – along with all the other supernatural insanity she discovers – is enough of a challenge. For now.



  Dark Harvest         


Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight counsels vampires. Her life changed forever when she discovered a preternatural underworld, met Devereux, the powerful leader of a vampire coven, and was forced to rethink her notions of “reality.”

Still adjusting to her new role as an expert on all things paranormal, she schedules what she believes is simply another radio interview. She couldn’t be more mistaken. Not only does the radio host behave very strangely, but an ominous, on-air call from day-walking vampire Lyren Hallow turns Kismet’s world upside-down -- again.

Shortly thereafter, Maxie Westhaven, a tabloid newspaper reporter in search of a juicy story, befriends Kismet, leading her into a bizarre world of role players, lost souls and death. Enter Victoria Essex, Devereux’s building manager and resident witch, who discloses a startling secret of her own.

Meanwhile, Luna, Devereux’s hostile femme fatal personal assistant, recognizes a perfect opportunity to throw a wrench into her boss’s blossoming relationship with the human psychologist, and, to complicate matters further, Kismet’s old boyfriend, self-absorbed Psychologist Tom Radcliffe, shows up with his own outlandish request.



  1. What a fun week you have lined up!!

    I put a link to it in my blog:)

    Can't wait for the reviews, I have yet to read this author.

  2. Great contest Cecile!!! I'll be adding it to my sidebar!!

  3. Hi Cecile!

    Adding to my post.

    Great Contest!

    Dottie :)

  4. Hi Cecile..

    Just dropping in to wish you all the best in this contest..

    you go Cecile..

  5. OMG!

    Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart. !!!

    I'll add your contest link to my sidebar Cecile but don't enter me because I already have all of Ms. Hilburn's / Ms. St. Aubyn awesome books. TVS and Dark Havest were among my favorites for 2008!

    Awesome contest Cecile!

    Warm Regards

  6. Mandi ~ Hey!! I am hoping everyone loves this week!!! I absolutely love Ms. Hilburn!! Thanks for the pimp at your place... and OHHH telling hubby he is doing a great job with updating you!

    Barbara ~ Thanks honey!!! I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy things at your place!

    Dottie ~ Thanks for the add honey! Make sure to stick around... !! Hot Vampires come out to play!!!

    Erotic ~ Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!! Without this woman... I could not have done this!!!

  7. Lea ~ OMG!!!! I LLOOVVEE her books!! Aren't the awesome!! I love Kismet!! And Dev... OMH, who could not love something hot like that!!!!
    Thank you for adding me to your side bar!!! Make sure you stick around for the week... I will be interviewing Ms. Hilburn Friday!!!!

  8. Great contest Cecile, and open to all, yay :D
    Posted it on my sidebar..but dunno what's up with my blog today cos can't see it.

    Might do a contest post tomorrow since I don't seem to get any reviewing done. And you will sure be mentioned.

  9. Blodeuedd ~ Hey! Yes, it is open to all!! I love all my friends.. across the lake, across the pond and across the world!! LOL!!

    I will be over there to check it out and see if it is just you that cannot see it or not!
    Stick around... we will have HOT vampires all week long!!

  10. Cecile, I blog-hopped to you via MsM's site. I loved The Vampire Shrink! Dev is the perfect vamp! Haven't gotten the second book yet. Didn't know Ms. Hilburn wrote under a different name either. I look forward to everything you've got scheduled this week.


  11. Lisa ~ I am glad that you have hopped on over!! Please stick around because you have come to the right place if you love Devereux!! I LOVE me sum Dev!!! He is so hot!!!
    And if you do not have The Dark Harvest yet... please stay tune... because you have the chance to win a copy of it!!!
    Hope you stick around!!!

  12. Great contest! I blogged about it on my blog:

  13. Hi Cecile!!

    I'll add your contest to my sidebar too but don't enter me........Lea talked me into trying Linda Hilburn and I have her books in my TBR!! Just trying to get the guts up to read the books now........LOL

  14. Host ~ Thanks for stopping by and adding me to your side bar!! Hope you stick around!! We plan on having fun this week!

    Blanche ~ You MUST read her.

  15. Wow another great contest!

  16. Dear Cecile: You are the dearest friend. Thank you so much for supporting my books on your blog and for holding this most excellent contest! I look forward to meeting all your blog readers, making new friends and giving away a copy of DARK HARVEST. Actually, I think I'll throw in a special surprise, so you can announce there's one more thing to be given away (I'm not telling what it is yet!). Also: I have a big box of cover flats for DARK HARVEST, and would be happy to sign one and mail it to anyone who'd like to send me a self-addressed, stamped, large (9x12) envelope. You can send that to: Lynda Hilburn, PO Box 20443, Boulder, CO 80308. I'm sending you a cyber hug!

  17. Awww ***sniff snifff, tear***
    Thank you for the kind words Ms. Lynda!!!
    I will update the post as soon as I can about the """surprise""" and no guys... I don't even know what it is!!! But coming from this woman... you can bank on it being awesome!!!
    Thank you again for stopping by Ms. Lynda and yes please do pop back in because I am sure there will be more discussing of Dev coming!!!
    Love hugz and smiles to you!!!

  18. Hey's going to be an awesome contest!! No need to enter me - already have both of Lynda's books and am waiting patiently for more. But I'll be hanging out and lending support to you and of course one of my favorite authors - Lynda Hilburn!!

  19. Thanks Cybercliper!! I am glad you love her as much a I do! She is awesome! Yes, please stick around this week..becasue we also have reviews of her ebooks as well!

    Oh and ps for everyone... make to spread the word!!

  20. That's such a cool contest! I had never heard of that book before but the title piqued my curiosity, and I really like the blurb. It sounds like a great take on the vampire genre and I'm always ono the lookout for that :-D

    I posted a note about the contest on my LJ reading journal:

  21. Awesome Contest week Cecile!

    I can't wait to read your reviews. I'm posting about your contest now.

    :) VFG

  22. Mary ~ Thanks you for adding me t your journal!! OMG... Like I said to Blanche.. you have GOT to read her books. Devereux is such a gentleman and one of the sexiest vampires I have read about in a long time!!! I am glad you are here!! Hope you like it to stick around!

    VampFanGirl ~ YAY, you made it!! Thanks for pimping me out!! LOL!!Stick around for the week and let me know what you think!!!

  23. Hi Cecile, great contest. Please count me in.

  24. Mentioned this contest on my site. Please add extra entry.

  25. I've never heard of these books before but they sound really good. Can't wait to read the interview and reviews.
    Please enter me in the contest.

  26. OMG!!! I love Lynda's books and still haven't had the chance to read this series!!! I put a link to the contest in my blog:

  27. Oh Ms. M!!!! I almost did not see... I am glad to see that you are feeling a little better to visit my place!!! I hope you get better!

  28. IHBG ~ I would gladly count you in honey!!! I am glad that you stopped by!! Make sure to stick around for the week!!!

  29. EJG ~ I am glad that you stopped by!!! Thanks for hanging out with us!

  30. Jeanette! I am so glad that you made it this way!! And that you have a passion for Ms. Lynda's books!!!

  31. What a wonderful group of blog readers you have, Cecile! I feel so honored. And what a cool idea for a contest. I'll be checking in between clients for the rest of the week. I was just daydreaming about Devereux. He has that effect on me. I never know when he's going to take over my brain! LOL.
    Hugs, Lynda

  32. Well, Ms Lynda... Devereux can over any part of my body/mind any time he wants!! Gosh, that man is delicious!

    The only thing that holds true to this group of friends... is that we LOVE books and hot men!!!!
    And they are in for a treat with Dev!!

  33. Hi Cecile!

    Thanks for posting my contest! You're so sweet!

    I really appreciate the pimpage!


    Dottie :)

  34. I'm so looking forward to reading more about Lynda's books! Going to be a great week here! Thanks! I shall put on my blog too!

  35. Dottie you are more than welcome!!! How could I not support a hot cover like that!

    Caffery, I am glad that you stopped by.. hope you stick around!

  36. Sounds like a great contest with two books I'm dying to read!

  37. Jody F. ~ Well, I am glad that you are dying to read these two books... because they are well worth the death toll it would take to take them away from me!!!! I normally carry one in my purse to have something to read... whenever!
    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stick around!

  38. I've read the first book in the series - but haven't gotten around to the second! Luuuvvv me some Dev - he's a hotty.

  39. OH...And I put this contest on my sidebar of my blog

  40. Oh Kara and tetewa... You both are included in for this one... And yea, Kara ~ Dev is a hottie!!!! OH my gosh... his eyes and his body and his mind... oh damn!!!!what was I saying about the contest... I think he put me under a spell!

  41. This is my first time on your blog. This is a great contest! Please count me in.

    I've posted a link to your contest on my blog's sideroll


    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  42. Gaby317~ I am glad that you came!! I hope you stick around!! If you have a love of books like we do.. you are going to love it here! And yes, you are counted in!


I want to thank you for stopping by my place... I hope to see you again!!
I hope you enjoy my little bloggie home as much as I do!
With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)