Published by VAD Publishing
ebook 7 December 2017
My thanks to Rachel Gilbey for including me on the blog tour. For my turn today, I have a guest post from the author.
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I’ve written three novels under my real name and I’m ultimately known as a crime fiction author. None of those three novels has been based on anything moderately linked to my life.
But Just One Time is different. It is a very different genre of writing (I’m calling it a steamy psychological thriller), but it’s also based on something that happened to me.
Picture this: I was sitting in a theatre in London, the lights were dim and I realised I had dropped my phone on the floor. There was nothing graceful I could do: I simply got on all fours and tried to find it. As it was pitch-black under the seats, I had no success. A woman’s voice asked if she could help and when I explained what I was doing she said, ‘What’s your number? I’ll call it.’
I told her my phone number without any hesitation. And there ends the connection between the novel and my life. The rest of Just One Time is completely made up, and thankfully so. But that moment got me thinking about what would happen in a novel if such a lady found her way into a man’s life and then wouldn’t get out of it, not until he slept with her, just one time. It’s funny to look back on: the seeds of the story were genuinely planted in me when I was on my hands and knees in the dark.
When I got home, I thought more about the story, occasionally glimpsing at my phone to see if a text message had come, to see if my imagination could become a reality. I never received a text and I don’t even remember what that lady looked like, but I created Nina from her ghostly silhouette and in doing so I hope I have created a character who will take readers on an exciting and unpredictable journey of an obsession.
Fifty Shades of Grey made erotica an unashamedly popular genre. I didn’t want to write erotica, but I saw the potential to make Just One Time somewhat erotic, or an erotic thriller. I thought of Fatal Attraction and then I thought of turning it up a notch. I wanted the sex scenes to be explosive, but I also wanted the seduction and the revenge elements of the story to keep it very much in thriller territory.
Because Just One Time is very different from the more traditional crime fiction I have written, I’ve chosen to release it under a different name. Using the name K.S. Hunter has given me a degree of freedom – and I’ve embraced that freedom with relish. I’ve written scenes I never believed could come out of my imagination – I don’t actually know where in my head some of them originated from – and I’ve found writing in such a different direction to be a liberating experience. I will always continue to write crime fiction, but I do hope that readers will embrace Just One Time and, in doing so, give K.S. Hunter the chance to return with more steamy thrillers in the future.
| About the Book |
The first novel by K.S. Hunter, the alter ego of an international bestselling author, whose identity will remain a secret.
Desire can have dire consequences
Two years ago, David Madden made a mistake that almost cost him his marriage. His wife, Alison, gave him another chance, but she has not forgotten, nor has she forgiven.
She is irresistible
Then David meets the alluring Nina at a theatre in London. When he loses his phone in the dark, she helps him find it, and by giving her his number he unwittingly invites her into his life.
What David initially views as an innocent flirt turns into a dangerous game of deception. His increasingly suspicious wife thinks something is up, and each lie he tells pushes them further apart.
She is insatiable
Nina pursues David relentlessly, following him to New York where she gives him an ultimatum: sleep with her, just one time, and then she’ll get out of his life forever; or she’ll ruin everything he holds dear.
She is unstoppable
Of course, once won’t be enough for Nina, and what David hoped would be the end is merely the beginning.
A modern-day Fatal Attraction, Just One Time is a steamy psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath until its shocking conclusion.
Praise for K.S. Hunter
‘An author to watch out for – always interesting and unpredictable’ Sophie Hannah
| About the Author |
K.S. Hunter is the pseudonym of an international bestselling author. The identity of the author, who lives in the United Kingdom, will remain a mystery.