Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Heaven and Hell in one place

It's been a little while since I blogged, and I promise, I haven't forgotten about my readers. In fact, I talk about my personal life these days more on Facebook and mostly via my newsletter. So if you aren't getting those emails, you're missing it. But I wanted to drop something here and say hi. Let you know I'm thinking of you if you're thinking of me.

For the past few months, I've been splitting my time writing as myself: Heather Hidenbrand, AND writing as a make-believe person named Holly Eastman. Having a pen name was a really fun secret but also I am really bad at keeping secrets apparently because back in October, I finally "came out" as Holly. If you missed it: My name is Holly Eastman and I write naughty shifter romance.

Obviously my "Heather" backlist is not so naughty. Young adult is readable by everyone but Holly's books are... grown up. :) MOM, STOP READING THIS! If you're into that sort of thing, check it all out on Holly's website. OR keep scrolling. I have a new release surprise for you.

Mostly, it's a surprise because even I didn't know it was coming until 3 days ago. It all happened very fast but now Wilde Bear, my first "Holly" book is included in this amazing boxed set that has some very steamy and very good urban fantasy/romance reads. And it's only available for a limited time so grab it while it's here...

And if you're over 18 and can say the word SEX out loud without blushing (not my mother, of course) then check out all my Holly titles. Happy reading, love bird!


10 Full Length Novels featuring strong, powerful women and the men that love them from TEN Best Selling Authors!
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Stories include:
When Tynder Crown discovers her grandfather was murdered she learns he was keeping an entire other life secret from her. Now, if she wants justice for the man who raised her, she will have to jump head first into a world full of magical creatures to figure out just how deep the conspiracy goes.

GIFTED THIEF- Helen Harper
A skilled thief with a terrible sense of humour, Integrity Taylor despises her Sidhe heritage and the magical Scottish Clans who lord it over the rest of the Highlands. However, when her old mentor runs into trouble, she's got no choice but to get involved with them again, regardless of the consequences.

Cass Clereaux is good at two things: hunting magical artifacts and hiding her forbidden magic. When a past enemy threatens everything she loves, she must learn to use her magic. Or die trying.

BROKEN COMPASS- Jaymin Eve, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author
Within the five supernatural races there is one golden rule: true mates are never mixed between the races. But vampire Maximus Compass, and wolf shifter Mischa Lebron, will set out to prove that rules are made to be broken.

INFERNAL MAGIC- C.N. Crawford, Amazon Bestselling Author
She's forgotten her past. Too bad her past won't return the favor.

DARE- Ally Summers, Amazon Bestselling Author
Choices should come easily to a queen, but sometimes the choices we make are the ones we least expect.

DARKNESS OF LIGHT- Stacey Marie Brown, Amazon Bestselling Author
Strange things have always happened to 18 year old Ember Brycin, but when the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she discovers a secret that changes not only her life, but what and who she is. Love, lies, deceit, and betrayal lead her down a path to the Otherworld, into another realm where she will probably not survive.

CAGED-Amber Lynn Natusch, Amazon Bestselling Author
A young woman with a curious past gets caught up in a supernatural war between ancient foes. But is she the prize, or a weapon that could utterly destroy both factions...

MAGIC BORN-Caethes Faron, Amazon Bestselling Author
A college student discovers she's the daughter of a powerful mage when a panther shifter delivers the news of her mother's murder...and now the killer is after her.

WILDE BEAR- Holly Eastman and Terra Wolf, Amazon Bestselling Authors
In their line of work, mistakes can cost people their lives. So how can they trust each other to keep everyone they care about safe when they're both hiding their own secrets?
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I need your help: and I'm willing to bribe you with this!

I hope everyone's enjoying summer (if that's the season where you live.) Last weekend, I zipped up to Virginia and grabbed my minions and brought them down to Florida with me for the summer. They've decided it's not just summer here. It's like summer in Hell. Another level of heat. Hehe. I told them get used to it. I like the heat so I'm good. And plus... beach day later! So that makes it bearable.
I've had some people checking on me (thank you!) so I'll tell you I'm still on writing hiatus and I probably will be for the rest of the summer. If you missed that bit of news, you probably aren't on my newsletter list. You should be. It's where I tell all my secrets :) Anyway, I am dealing with some serious burn out and I've gone on break from writing until further notice. I need time to work on other projects and not work 12-14 hours days to do them AND write my next book. So that's the major news. More on that to come. 
Basically, though, I'm feeling better already but there is so much stress and pressure built up that I don't want to rush back to the work and then fall right back into this space. Plus, there are a lot of other projects I'm still working on right now.
This is my latest AND I could really use your help! 


Richard Shanary isn’t the best student. In fact, when it comes to English, he’s struggling for that “C” average his karate scholarship requires. 

On a stormy night in the bowels of the library, a freak lightning strike sends a jolt of electricity—and magic—into the hard line of the old desktop computer. Richard is injected with enough voltage to fry eggs—not to mention download the entire contents of the web dictionary he’s currently scrolling. Every word from A to Z is seared into his brain forever. 

By the time he wakes, Richard has gained the superhuman ability of instant recall on any definition in the English language, and even a few in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Richard Shanary has become the Human Dictionary. A superhero bound to uphold the laws of society and grammar with his immense martial arts abilities and his power of instantly recalling the definition of the last word someone speaks to him. Not a single slang term or crooked criminal is safe. 

But Human Dictionary isn’t the only one with a gift. 

A scientist turned T Rex. A mapmaker with route recall better than any GPS. And an evil villain with an affinity for spandex intent on destroying them all and ruling the city herself. But she’ll have to take it from the meanest slang-slinging gang this city’s underbelly has ever seen. 

**What we need is a hero. Or three. And so, a new era of superheroes begins…** 

OMG isn't this the cutest book idea??? And totally perfect for book/grammar nerds??

I had the privilege of working on this story for over a year now, bringing it to life along with the most talented illustrator I've ever worked with. This story is fun and entertaining for my 10 year old son, but also, my mom read it alone and laughed out loud like I did, so adults will love it too. 

I don't normally read middle grade, but this book is special and hilarious and so fun and deserves to be read! This awesome book is out today and it deserves all the love.

So here's the deal:

When you share about The References, you get entered to win a signed paperback by ME!

Contest ends 7/21 so do it now!

And thanks for helping me out -- and shamelessly accepting my bribe :)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Bet Worth Making is here! (signed pb giveaway!)

A Bet Worth Making is now available! 

A Bet Worth Making is now available on iBooks!
(It will be avail everywhere else on 5/31 so make sure your pre-order is in.)
I hope you enjoy Casey's story as much as I do. He was so fun to write. What a sarcastic, flirty charmer! I can't wait to hear what you think! Stay tuned below for an excerpt but first....

My friend, Tawda Kandle, has just released book 2 in her NA romance series, Hanging by a Moment. This story is amazing and we want to celebrate together! But this isn't a standalone, so if you haven't read book 1, you should definitely start there.

And guess what??

I'm giving away a signed paperback from Tawdra of When We Were Us AND a signed paperback of A Risk Worth Taking!!                                                          

To enter, click the link below.

Then come back and keep scrolling for your excerpt from A Bet Worth Making!

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A  Bet Worth Making Excerpt: 

I used my forearm and the hem of my work glove to wipe my brow. This August heat was no joke. Up ahead, the humidity blurred the form of an approaching body. Sweat dripped into my eyes, clouding it further, until all I could make out was a mane of loose blond hair glinting in the light. Frayed shorts. Thin button-down blouse.

I blinked, not quite willing to hope.

Maybe it was a mirage.

I had heatstroke.

Why else would I see Jordan running toward me in the middle of this field on the hottest day so far this year?

When I blinked again, she was suddenly right in front of me—and she was still coming. I yanked the wheel of the tractor, swerving around her, but at the last second, she darted sideways and came alongside me.

“Jordan?” I said, dumbfounded.

She grinned and grabbed the handle, swinging herself up onto the foot board beside me.

“What the hell?” I demanded, grabbing her by the waist and pulling her in close to keep her from falling off the side of the damn thing.

But I wasn’t mad. Not even a little.

She looked glorious in the sunshine, her hair tangled and wild, her chest heaving as she caught her breath. Her blue eyes were like icy pools in the desert. I fell in immediately and didn’t care if I ever came up for air.

“I’m glad I caught you,” she said, swiping absently at her brow.

The sheen of sweat only added to her sex appeal. An image flashed in my mind of the two of us in the greenhouse up ahead, naked, bodies sliding against each other. I shook it away.