Thursday, October 31, 2013

Checking In And Checking Out

Hey all! Thanks for all the kind messages I've received from all over the web regarding my trip. For those of you who don't follow me on social media, I made it to Japan a week ago and am doing fine! More than fine, if you count that the photobook is coming along nicely! Check out some of the previews below!

You can see more every day on my tumblr and my Facebook page. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Off To Japan!

Tomorrow morning I will be flying off to Japan to take the photos for the Ren'Ai Rensai photo guide! I will be posting photos along the way both on my tumblr (hildred) and my Facebook fan page (authorhildredbillings, also on the left here.) So feel free to follow either one!

I will hopefully be checking in soon from Tokyo. Until then, see ya!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OUT NOW! "TSUREKOMI." Volume 1 of the REN'AI RENSAI SHORTS paperbacks!

I'm please to announce that the first of a few REN'AI RENSAI SHORTS paperbacks are now coming out! The first includes the popular shorts "NANPAKAI." and "CHINSEKI." along with the bonus short story "TSUREKOMI." Check out the blurb for the new story below!

The morning after her wild night with new friends, Jun comes to the conclusion that she never wants it to end. But can she convince Reina to be her new tsurekomi buddy, or the one woman she will bring to her hotel every time she’s in town? Let the convincing begin.

Again, this story is only available in this paperback release!

I hope you have enjoyed these stories as much as I have!

Amazon - Createspace (Direct From Printer)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Winner Of The Ren'Ai Rensai Paperback Giveaway Is...

Congratulations to Lydie for winning the Ren'Ai Rensai Paperback Giveaway! She managed to beat out all of the other entrants to receive all five paperbacks in the Ren'Ai Rensai series!

For those of you who didn't win, don't fret! The moment I get back from Japan this Thanksgiving there will be another giveaway of another kind! Maybe more! I've got a lot of plans to help you win this year. ;)

Friday, October 18, 2013

OUT NOW! "Yarikon." a REN'AI RENSAI short

It's been a while since there has been a two-parter in the shorts department, so let's fix that up! ;) Part one of this duo, "YARIKON." is now out on Amazon. Part 2, "FURIN." will be out a month from now.

In this duo, I am finally delivering what MANY of you have been asking for! Odds are, you know what I mean. ;) And if you don't, read the blurb below to get a big hint!


It’s been over a year since Reina and Aiko last attended a “yarikon,” or a key party hosted by their friends. Reina especially has looked forward to this evening, as it gives her the chance to meet new women for some extra-marital fun. However, fate finds ways to ruin her night by pairing her with one of the only women she swore she would never think of in that way! It’s Reina’s conscience versus her fantasies, and as her wife Aiko knows, that always leads to a night to remember!

"YARIKON" takes place in October, 2013.



The basket appeared in Haruka’s lap. “Select you and your girlfriend’s fate, Haruka-san.
            No tomboy had ever looked so innocent, so woefully childlike in that instant. Haruka stared into the basket as if she were reading bones from an oracle. Briefly she looked up and gaped right at Reina. Do you remember? Seven months since they did it in a love hotel, when Haruka was intermittently single and Reina was on a bad decision-making spree. That was water under the red wooden bridges now, but… oh, Haruka remembered. Those round cheeks and full lips remembered what it was like to be pinned beneath Reina. Well, I would do her again. But that was before she knew Haruka dated Kaori, the one woman Reina had no desire to touch.
            Ara, she’s nervous!”
            Laughter sprung up around the circle at Haruka’s expense. The tomboy took it in stride – somewhat. She was too busy turning sheet white to notice anyone laughing at her.
            Finally, she stuck her hand in the basket, closed her eyes, and pushed the keys around in a jingle-jangle of metal. The other women sipped their wine in anticipation, each pair of eyes calculating what it would be like to bed Haruka or her girlfriend. Aiko squeezed Reina’s hand harder than ever. “There’s only a twenty percent chance,” she reminded her spouse. No shit. Reina was the math whiz between them. She didn’t need Aiko to tell her that.
            The moment a key popped into Haruka’s hand, Reina knew she had wasted 5,000 yen to be there that night and do nothing with no one. She clenched her wine glass and ignored Kaori’s gasp of petulant horror.
            Ho! She drew Reina-san and Aiko-san’s key!” Mayumi slapped her hand over her mouth and hooted into her palm.
            More laughter filtered into the air, but Reina didn’t think wasting so much money was a joke. There goes our kinky night out. The idea of sleeping with either Haruka or Kaori was… no, there was no word for it. Although she enjoyed her fling with Haruka back in March, there was too much drama to go with it. Never mind the fact Kaori was still in coworker territory. People joked that Reina could see any woman sexually, but Kaori was different. Yes, she was pretty. Yes, she was nice. But she still represented one of the few lines Reina never allowed herself to cross in her fulfilling sex life. Screwing either of them would be more awkward than it’s worth. 5,000 yen down the proverbial drain.
            She caught Ami’s eye and received a “Maybe next time?” shrug.
            Ano, Mayumi-san…” Kaori leaned forward and cocked her head so she met the gaze of her work supervisor. “Would it be impossible for us to…?”
            “No re-draws.” Mayumi snatched the basket from Haruka’s lap and pulled out that couple’s key. “That’s the rule!”
            Stupid rule. Mayumi probably did this on purpose. Reina shoved her elbow onto the sofa arm and pushed her hand into her hair. Nails grazed her scalp as she stewed in her resentment.
            With only four couples left the next drawing sealed the room’s fate. Ami pulled out Mayumi’s key, to the sounds of remaining laughter, whistles, and Reina grinding her teeth. Honestly, she would have taken Mayumi over the pair of silent kids sitting on the other side of the circle. Mayumi had no strings attached to her in the bedroom.
            The next phase of the evening began with breaking up into three groups based on who was paired with whom. Ami left Reina’s side to join Mayumi’s girlfriend, while Mayumi went to fill up the snack bowl. Reina leaped up and cornered her hostess in the kitchen. It would not be the first time she confronted her about the issue of Haruka and Kaori’s presence at something that was supposed to be fun.
            “Don’t start with me.” Mayumi poured pretzels into the bowl. “I don’t know what you have against those kids. I thought you liked them young.”
            What is she implying? Just because Reina was forty she was supposed to cradle rob? Sure she and Aiko fooled around with women twenty years younger every great once in a while, but she would hardly say it was her inclination. She preferred women who were experienced enough these days. From what she knew about Kaori’s relationship, she was anything but.
            “You don’t have to do it with your ex-coworker, you know. You can sleep with the other one.” Cheese crackers joined the pretzels. If only Mayumi knew about Reina’s liaison with Haruka before, but that was a dirty secret. No one knew except the two women involved and Aiko. Not even Kaori knew, last Reina heard. “Or you could, ah!, not do it with anyone!” Mayumi picked up the snack bowl and returned to the group.
            Reina stomped back to the abandoned circle, where only Aiko and the young couple remained – respectfully apart. Haruka kept her eyes glued to the ground while Kaori blushed in Aiko’s direction. To her credit, Reina’s wife was a picture of patience. Yet the way she slumped her shoulders indicated she knew this night was over before it began. She was looking forward to this too. All Aiko talked about the night before was how long it had been since they last came to a key party, before rehashing stories of their previous encounters in this suite. Most of those were group affairs, but tonight was going to feature a clean divide in their mutual conquests.
            “I tried to clear this up,” she said to Aiko, loud enough for the other couple to hear. “She is adamant that it can’t be changed.”
            “Of course not. That would be too convenient.”

Monday, October 14, 2013


Basking on an Okinawan beach isn’t enough for Aiko, who thinks there should be more interesting things to do on her tropical getaway with girlfriend Reina. But Reina’s idea of seaside fun is not exactly family friendly - she’d rather participate in the art of “umiiro,” or the naughty things that can happen on an open beach beneath the stars. Aiko won’t be convinced, however, until she feels properly groomed for the occasion!


(Part of my birthday week celebrations! ;) )

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Giveaway Featuring "DAITE.", $50 Gift Card, And 25 Authors!

In case you haven't heard, I have recently joined a HUGE giveaway! It's your chance to win a free e-copy of "DAITE." as well as a FIFTY dollar gift card! There are over 25 romance authors in the giveaway including:

- Aphrodite Hunt
- Terry Towers
- Eliza Gayle
- Marina Maddox
- Starla Cole

And a whole slew more!

Head over to Starla's blog to see how you can enter via Raffle copter. There are over 100 chances to win! The giveaway will be running for about a month, so you've got a little time... but why would you wait, eh? ;)

Also, don't forget that you can still enter to win all five REN'AI RENSAI paperbacks here! You have until the 18th to enter!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Plan Of Action: Tokyo Trip!

Crazy thing? This makes total sense to me.
It's October, which means I am about twenty days away from leaving for Japan for my one month excursion! In case you're new or haven't been paying attention these past few months, the main purpose of this trip is to create a fun photo guide for the REN'AI RENSAI universe, focusing on neighborhoods, foods, objects, and other unique things found in the series that you can't find outside of Japan. Not all of my readers will ever visit Japan, let alone Tokyo, so I would LOVE to make sure I cover something that you would be interested in!

So as I am putting together my photographic itinerary, I want to make sure that I get what YOU would like to see! Comment below if there is any place or thing in particular you would like to see get a photo and a mention in the special book, and I will try my hardest to make it happen!

The following are the places I am DEFINITELY going to in the Tokyo area, so they're already covered!

  • Kita, where Reina and Aiko live
  • Shinjuku, particularly Ni-chome
  • Minato, where Reina works
  • Suginami, where Aiko grew up
  • Adachi, where Reina grew up
  • Nikko, where everyone and their mother vacations
  • The schools that inspired Reina's places of education
  • The school that inspired Aiko's university
  • Shibuya
  • Shrines and Temples
  • General everyday life in Tokyo (something you want to see in particular?)
  • f o o d
Sadly I can't go to Hokkaido or Nagoya this trip, guys! Maybe next time~