Spotlight Sunday: Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman is the Australian author of the International Bestselling Black Shamrocks MC series, Amazon #1 Bestselling NA/Sports novel, Brawl (Black Hearts MMA #1), and Amnesia (Centrifuge Duet #1). Once she has released, Exodus, the second and final instalment in the Centrifuge Duet, Kylie will continue working on the highly anticipated spin-offs to the Black Shamrocks MC series (one series, Face Off, is a Radish-exclusive serial that’s available now), writing the rest of the Black Hearts MMA series, and plotting her upcoming psychological thriller, Blood Oath. 

She is also wife to a Harley-riding, boating and fishing, four-wheel driving, quintessential Aussie bloke and mum to two crazy, adorable, and eccentric kids. A Crohn’s Disease sufferer and awareness campaigner, as well as an avid tea drinker, metal head, and math nerd, Kylie is known for lacing everything she says with sarcasm and inappropriate innuendo.


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 We got to ask Kylie some questions and learn more about her and her work, here’s how the interview went…

Where are you from? 

I’m Australian. Originally from and now based in once again in South Australia. We (my husband, two kids, and myself) have lived all over the country due to my husband’s job. I was in New South Wales until last week when we moved back to our home state for the first time in nearly fifteen years.

If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?

 Right now, my talent would probably be box unpacking. I shit you not, I just unpacked a five bedroom, two-bathroom house in two days. I feel that there needs to be some sort of award created in my image after that effort.  
What’s your favorite movie quote? (Make sure to include the name of the movie)

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”

It’s from A League of Their Own and it’s a quote that I find comforting when I feel overwhelmed or too sick to continue. A short and sharp reminder that anything worth doing is going to take a lot of hard work. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m six foot tall and have been since I was thirteen. Until recently, I always stated that I was five eleven because I felt weird about being such a tall woman, but a discussion with my taller-than-average daughter about accepting your “differences” inspired me to finally own it. 
Who’s your favorite cover model? 

Jonny James, by far. The man is easy on the eyes, versatile, and appears to be an all-round good, genuine person. I’m such a fan that he’s going to be on two of my upcoming covers. 
Okay, back to books, what genres do you write?

 Predominately, I write romance—although I like to mess around with different subgenres. I also write dark and erotic psychological thrillers. So yeah, I basically dabble in contemporary/new adult romance, romantic suspense/ thrillers, and psychological thrillers.

Under the romantic suspense/thriller genre, I have my completed Black Shamrocks MC series and its upcoming spinoff series featuring the first generation of the club.

The first book in my MMA series, Brawl is a contemporary/new adult romance. The rest of the series is coming out later this year and will straddle the line between contemporary and new adult romance with some books falling more into one genre that the next.

And my psychological thriller, Amnesia has elements of dark romance as well, but it’s a bit too fucked up to be labelled as an actual dark romance considering that the main male character is a sociopath who wouldn’t know the first thing about love.

 

What is your inspiration?

 Just everyday things. Conversations I overhear. Observations I make of people interacting—be that, fighting or loving. TV shows. Music. Movies. My own crazy imagination. Pretty much anything can inspire a storyline or a character’s reaction or defining personality trait. 
Tell us about your latest book?

 Amnesia, Centrifuge Duet #1 was my latest release—all the way back in February. It’s a pretty messed-up story that is told completely in the point-of-view of the heroine, Amber, who has medically induced amnesia. The man she thinks is her childhood sweetheart turns out to be the mastermind behind her memory loss, although she doesn’t learn that until later in the story. It’s full of all my favourite things to write about—greed, lies, family disloyalty, and the fact that good doesn’t always trump evil. Plus, it has some pretty kick-ass sex scenes so that ups the heat level as well.  

It’s currently available to read for free until the end of June if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription and I must say that I’ve been genuinely surprised by how well it’s been received since it was a stark departure from the writing style that I’m best known for.

 The long-awaited second and final instalment in the Centrifuge Duet will finally be out on June 29th. Unfortunately, I’ve had to take a bit of time off this year due to some health issues so the wait for the second story has been much longer than anticipated. Exodus is Xander’s story (we meet him briefly in Amnesia) and I must say that it’s going to blow Amnesia out of the water in terms of depravity and darkness. Xander’s been a divine character to write—his struggle with maintaining his morality while embracing his need for revenge has led to some deliciously sinful scenes in the story.
BLACK SHAMROCKS MC

 Seizing Control, Black Shamrocks MC #1

 

 

He’s already failed her once. Will it happen a second time?

Only daughter of the volatile President of the Black Shamrocks MC and long-suffering sister to four overprotective brothers, Madelaine O’Brien has survived circumstances that would have broken a lesser woman. 

Mikhail “Mad Dog” Kennedy is her salvation, her reward for continuing to fight, and the matching piece of her soul.

With her life happy and on track, will the reappearance of the monster from her past be the event that finally breaks her? Or will he be the catalyst she needs to put it all behind her, once and for all?
They say when life gives you lemons; make lemonade. What happens when life keeps sending you demons who refuse to stay buried? Do you lie down and accept defeat or rise to the seemingly unwinnable challenge, and start SEIZING CONTROL

WARNING: This series contains graphic situations and is not suitable for all readers. While this series isn’t dark-dark, basically everything that could need a trigger warning is included at some stage. Please consider yourself warned.

 

 

Making Choices, Black Shamrocks MC #2

 

 He wants her forever. 

She only wants him for one night.

From the outside, it appears that Juliette Patrice has the perfect life. Her career is her number one priority, matched only by her desire to fulfil her parent’s enormous expectations.
Lucas ‘Timber’ Blake is the Sergeant-At-Arms of the Black Shamrocks MC. A violent man who cares only for his Club and his family, he’s wrong for Juliette in every logical way.

Still dealing with the fallout from the explosive events earlier in the year, Lucas is tested further when Juliette is dragged into the middle of the war between the Black Shamrocks and the Mavericks of Mayhem. A war that’s already had fatal consequences.

Common sense tells her to run. Her emotions compel her to stay. The time has arrived for Juliette to begin MAKING CHOICES.

WARNING: This story contains triggering content and is not suitable for all readers.

 

Seeking Redemption, Black Shamrocks MC #3

 

He’s headed for rock bottom.

She’s not far behind.

Some would say Benjamin O’Brien has finally reached rock bottom. When you’ve ruined your life and brought your loved ones to their knees in the process, you would assume you couldn’t fall any further. 
Lacey Marquis is done. Broken. Shattered. Ruined. Deserted by the man she thought was the love of her life, she’s reached her breaking point. 
It takes a lot to make the Black Shamrocks MC abandon their family, yet Benji has almost managed it. When the Club discovers Lacey’s involvement in his deception, they’re both given one final chance. Make amends or die; it’s that simple.
When two scarred souls find each other in the midst of chaos, is it possible for them to be the strength the other needs? Or will their individual demons prevent the other from SEEKING REDEMPTION?

WARNING: This story contains triggering content and is not suitable for all readers. 

 

Tempting Fate, Black Shamrocks MC #4

 

 Revenge or the love of his life?

Her soul mate versus her family?

Whatever they chose, someone loses.

Mik and Maddi. Mad Dog and his Angel. Mikhail Kennedy and Madelaine O’Brien. One without the other just doesn’t seem right. They’re made for each other; soul mates who’ve survived every obstacle thrown in their way.

It should be smooth sailing from now on. Mik taking his rightful place as the President of the Black Shamrocks MC with his woman by his side. Maddi free from the demons that plague her, finally back in the tender embrace of the love of her life.

Revenge. That dish best served cold. The need for it is eating Mik up inside. Filling him with hatred and blinding him to Maddi’s struggle. He wants to avenge every wrong done to them while she wishes to forgive and forget. 

A life filled with love and happiness ought to be their destiny. A future filled with pain and regret appears to be the actual outcome. With the love they’ve fought so hard to protect at stake, can they let go of the past and stop TEMPTING FATE?

WARNING: This story contains triggering content and is not suitable for all readers.

 

Finding Nirvana, Black Shamrocks MC #5

 

 His darkness has consumed him. 

Is she the light that he needs?

Joel O’Brien has been drafted into a fight he doesn’t believe in. While the Black Shamrocks MC is doubling down for the final battle in the war they’ve been waging with Thomas Taylor and the Mavericks of Mayhem, Joel dreams of a different life. One where his family is intact and the Club no longer exists. 
Sascha Koswalski knows what comes from loving an outlaw biker. Pain. Suffering. A broken heart. She’s not willing to risk it again—no matter how intriguing she finds Joel. 
As the end nears, and lifechanging secrets are revealed, Joel and Sascha find themselves drawn together by the cold, hard realisation that they are the key to the survival of the Black Shamrocks MC. In this final defence of their way of life, will the Black Shamrocks MC be the victors or the victims? 
WARNING: This story contains triggering content and is not suitable for all readers.
  

BLACK SHAMROCKS MC BOXED SETS

 

 

Blood & Betrayal: The Complete Black Shamrocks MC Series

SAVE 30% when you purchase Blood & Betrayal: The Complete Black Shamrocks MC Series Boxed Set.

Brotherhood before blood.

It’s that simple.

Until, the brotherhood betrays blood…

On the surface, the Black Shamrocks MC is exactly what an outlaw motorcycle club should be. Unapologetically brutal. Unquestionably ruthless. Unwaveringly loyal.The brotherhood appears rock solid, allied and impenetrable. Their various blood ties only serve as a reminder of the generations of kinship and family that came before them.

Dig a little deeper and the illusion begins to shatter. Beneath a well-cultivated facade of unity, old tensions simmer and new alliances are created. Game plans are being put into action. Legacies are being secured. Deals with the devil are being made.

While these betrayals are being executed with cold efficiency, a new love is born. It’s a love that those undermining the club never saw coming. It’s a love that threatens to derail the upcoming coup. It’s a love that could unite them all and stop evil in its tracks if it’s allowed to prosper.

When those closest to you are plotting your downfall, is it possible for love to conquer all? If the war needed to defeat those responsible could cost you a loved one, would you be willing to pay the price? Unfortunately, the answers don’t matter anymore … because, ready or not, the Black Shamrocks MC is about to be engulfed by BLOOD & BETRAYAL.

WARNING: This series contains triggering content and is not suitable for all readers.

Blood & Betrayal is the complete Black Shamrocks MC series in one handy boxed set. 

Included in this boxed set: 

 Soothing Suffering (Black Shamrocks MC #0.5)

Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC #1)

Making Choices (Black Shamrocks MC #2)

Seeking Redemption (Black Shamrocks MC #3)

Conquering Circumstances (Black Shamrocks MC #3.5)

Tempting Fate (Black Shamrocks MC #4)

Finding Nirvana (Black Shamrocks MC #5)

Plus the following exclusive added extras: An extended epilogue that takes place nine months after the end of Finding Nirvana and a sneak peek of Conan, the first book in the upcoming spinoff series, Black Shamrocks MC: First Generation.
Family First: Black Shamrocks MC Volume One

 

Family comes first, doesn’t it?

On the surface, the Black Shamrocks MC is exactly what an outlaw motorcycle club should be. Unapologetically brutal. Unquestionably ruthless. Unwaveringly loyal. The brotherhood appears rock solid; allied and impenetrable. Their various blood ties only serve as a reminder of the generations of kinship and family that came before them.

Dig a little deeper and the illusion begins to shatter. Beneath a well-cultivated facade of unity, old tensions simmer and new alliances are created. Game plans are being put into action. Illegitimate legacies are being secured. Deals with the devil are being made.

From birth, they’ve been taught that family is everything. What happens when they’re the ones plotting your downfall? 

Included in this volume: 

Soothing Suffering (Black Shamrocks MC #0.5)

Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC #1)

Making Choices (Black Shamrocks MC #2)

Seeking Redemption (Black Shamrocks MC #3).
Family Fractured: Black Shamrocks MC Volume Two

 

Family. It can be a blessing and a curse.

Beneath a well-cultivated facade of unity, the Black Shamrocks MC is slowly falling apart. Old tensions simmer beneath the surface while new alliances are being created. Game plans have been put into action to secure illegitimate legacies and deals have been made with those who mean to destroy the Club.

Except, while these betrayals are being executed with cold efficiency, a new love is prospering. It’s a love that those undermining the club never saw coming. It’s a love that threatens to derail the final coup. It’s a love that could unite them all and stop evil in its tracks if it’s allowed to continue.

When those closest to you are plotting your downfall, is it possible for love to conquer all? If the battle needed to defeat those responsible could cost you a loved one, would you be willing to pay the price? Unfortunately, the answers don’t matter anymore … because, ready or not, the Black Shamrocks MC is about to be engulfed by war.

Included in this volume:  

Conquering Circumstances (Black Shamrocks MC #3.5)

Tempting Fate (Black Shamrocks MC #4)

Finding Nirvana (Black Shamrocks MC #5)

Plus a sneak peek of Conan, the first book in the upcoming spinoff series, Black Shamrocks MC: First Generation.

  

THE CENTRIFUGE DUET

 Amnesia, Centrifuge Duet #1

 

First, he steals her mind. 

Then, he owns her body.

Dr. Jaxon Ray has bided his time. He’s watched Amber St. George from afar, plotting and calculating the best way to get her back, until he realised that the answer was simple…

Steal her mind so he can own her body. Program her to forget then reprogram her as his perfect partner. The plan is foolproof, promising everything he’s ever wanted once it’s executed. Money. Prestige. Her.

Why? Because when you don’t know that you’re missing, it’s not possible for you to be found. Especially when the only person you think you can trust, is the one who’s left you with medically-induced amnesia.

 

Exodus, Centrifuge Duet #2

 

Has the devil doctor met his match? 

Xander Barrett had it all. 

Until it was stolen by the devil. 

His life. His lover. His freedom. 

Gone. 

A chance encounter secures his release. 
But, it comes at a cost—a debt he must settle before he’s allowed to take his revenge. 

Luckily, it’s a price he’s willing to pay. 

Stripping a man of everything but his pride isn’t smart. It creates a monster that’s bigger and meaner than the original. Satan has spawned his match, and he’s ready to cause an exodus.  

 

BLACK HEARTS MMA

 

Brawl, Black Hearts MMA #1

 

When a black heart meets a broken heart, fists will fly. 

Gabriella Mitchell
A girl devoid of hope.

With all her energy spent trying to keep a roof above her brother and sister’s head, Gabbi doesn’t get time to play much anymore. Her parent’s divorce has forced her to grow up too fast, leaving her to assume responsibilities well beyond those of a normal seventeen-year-old.

“Hooligan” Harvie

Burnt-out MMA fighter who’s lost it all.

He had the fairy-tale life—the perfect woman and a son he adored. Until the day it was ripped away from him in the most violent of ways. 

Hooligan is content to live with his rage … until an angry girl breaches a chink in the armour that protects his black heart.

She’s broken-hearted. His heart is dead and decayed inside his chest.

She’s lost the ability to trust while he doesn’t think life has anything left to offer. When neither believes in fairy tales, can the vicious world of MMA show them that they’re wrong?

That even the most f#cked-up deserve a happily-ever-after?

Conflict, Black Hearts MMA #2 is coming in October 2017

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