Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Today, I would like to introduce to you,
 author Nike Chillemi ~ Crime Fictionista.  So what exactly is a Crime Fictionista?  Nike's profile profoundly states that she writes literature that reads like pulp fiction.  She loves good crime fiction with an equal measure of suspense, action and romance, where the bad guys are really bad, but the good guys are smarter and better.
And without further ado... the interview.

1.  What is the one thing you would like people to know about you?
Oh, I guess the most interesting thing about me is that I've got this moniker:  The Crime Fictionista.  That's due to my passion for detective stories, murder mysteries, thrillers and romantic suspense.  I love reading them and of course I write historical romantic suspense.  I also visit writer's blogs where mysteries are featured.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers?

BURNING HEARTS is the first book of the Sanctuary Point historical suspense series set on the South Shore of Long Island, NY in 1946, at the close of World War II.  The question is; can Erica Brogna, a sheltered young seamstress, disillusioned by the horrors of WWII, escape an arsonist/murderer who has killed her employer and mentor?  She is conducting her own murder investigation with the help of the new guy in the village, Lorne Kincade, a dashing war hero who has ridden into town on his Harley.  However, some claim he's the murderer.

The second book in the series, GOODBYE NOEL, will be released right before Christmas and is a Christmas themed romantic suspense.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?
My guiding scripture is Matthew 22:38-39.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  I try to bring love into situations, in my family, to my friends and associates, and in my writing.  But, that doesn't mean I go around acting like Saccharine.  Sometimes love is tough.

4.  What are you currently reading?
Oh, I'm so excited about what I am reading right now.  LAST RESORT by BJ Robinson is wonderful.  I've just started reading it and I'm hooked!  The hero made a smashing entrance, or should I say crashing.  And the guy with the gun is so creepy...

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?

To all avid readers... post a comment and one of you will be awarded a copy of BURNING HEARTS
on Saturday, October 29.  
Nike will notify the winner! 


  1. I, too, love crime, mystery, suspense, thrillers, etc. Please add me to the giveaway. Thanks!!!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you for joining us, Linda. Your name has been entered in the giveaway!

  3. Thanks for another interesting interview Toni, you know how to pick your guests :)

  4. And thanks for joining us, Marja! Hey weren't you the last winner? lol

  5. Would love to win Nike's book! I have been admiring it from a distance for FAR too long!


  6. I HIGHLY recommend BURNING HEARTS to anyone who likes romantic suspense. You'll fall in love with Lorne & be rooting for Erica all the way!

    Obviously, I don't need to win a copy :-) I've read this one & most of GOODBYE NOEL...believe me, you'll want that one, too!!


  7. This is on my must read list!! I will purchase it whether I win it or not!! Great interview it is so nice to get to know the authors more!! I would be blessed and honored to read and review it.

    Have a blessed weekend!!
    Julie Lippo

  8. Hey, we need to round up Nike and see if she will post a "shout out" for us!

  9. I've tried to comment several times but Blogger won't let me. But I'm going to try once again. This time as anonymous.

    Thx for all of your wonderful comments. I appreciate them all.

    I'm going to let Toni pick a winner. I will send an ARC (advance review copy) of BURNING HEARTS to whoever she picks. And ARC can be read on your PC or laptop and it can be converted to a Kindle. I hope the winner enjoys the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Blessings.

    Nike Chillemi

  10. Thank you for stopping by, Nike! Any ideas on how the winner should be selected?

  11. Hello Nike and Toni. Naturally, this book has been on my 'must read' list since its release, but I just haven't managed to do so yet. I'd love to win a copy ... :)

  12. Congratulations, Karen of Missouri! You are the winner of Burning Hearts! Please send me your email address and I will have Nike contact you! Congrats to all of you who entered this contest, you are all winners in my book!

  13. Thank you to everyone who posted.

    Nike Chillemi