Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Story (Almost) Full Of Sun.... Christina Hollis

As a relatively new Harlequin Mills and Boon author I still can’t get over the thrill of seeing the name ‘Christina Hollis’ on the cover of a book. The paperback edition of Her Ruthless Italian Boss came out in July and I must confess to popping into the local bookshop just to make sure it was there on the shelf! Here’s a little extract to whet your appetite:


As Luca spoke her name she trembled. She knew his touch came at a price, but she no longer cared. The same wisdom that made her desperate for him also warned she would be nothing more than his next conquest. Still she could not resist.

When his fingers traced their way around the heart-shaped outline of her face, she looked up. Tears were threatening to fill her eyes, but before she could apologise for it, he kissed her.

In an instant, all her fear and pain slipped away. Desire filled the void he had left in her body. The warmth of longing infused her. It was such a long time since he had held her with genuine passion like this. She relaxed, savouring every second of the experience.

She was in Luca’s arms.

I had great fun writing this book. Most of the action takes place in Italy where it’s usually gloriously hot and sunny. But in one scene of Her Ruthless Italian Boss it rains in continental torrents. At least it helps Beth and Luca get together! They travel to Paris on business, and in that romantic setting work begins to take second place – but Luca isn’t a man to be won over easily. And Beth doesn’t want to be hurt a second time…

If you’d like the chance to win a signed copy of Her Ruthless Italian Boss and a few other little goodies, pop over to my website and click on ‘Christina’s blog’ to find out more details.

Good luck!


Estella said...

Sounds like a great story!

Pat Cochran said...

Popped over to your website to take
a look at your book list. They all
seem to be wonderful and I'll have
to schedule a trip to the bookstore!
My TBR stack is growing by the day!

Pat Cochran

christina said...

It's great to hear from you, Estelle and Pat. I hope you both enjoy 'Her Ruthless Italian Boss'!

Maureen said...

Congratulations on the new book! It looks like a wonderful story.

Nathalie said...

Thanks for the excerpt.