My 4th Annual Calendar Contest

And because it’s so much fun, I’m making it another “Spot the Differences” contest.

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The top picture is the original photo I took in Times Square in New York City last year.  My very talented younger son has made some changes in the bottom picture — SIX of them.  Find ALL SIX changes and tell me what they are in an EMAIL to teamleahbraemel @ gmail.com (take out the spaces on either side of the @ sign.)

PLEASE do NOT leave your answers in the comments; if you do I will delete them and your comment will not be considered an entry.

THIS is the photo with the changes. Make your list of changes for the email based on this photo

THIS is the photo with the changes. Make your list of changes for the email based on this photo

The calendar my street teams decided upon for this giveaway is the 2013 Houston Firefighter’s Calendar (the proceeds from its purchase benefited the Houston Fire Fighters Burned and Crippled Children’s Fund.  You can buy your own calendar here, or if you just want to help them out, you can send them a donation on that site too)

Worried you might not get all six right and miss out? That’s okay — I’ve asked my street team leaders to email you if your entry isn’t correct (though they won’t tell you what you got right or wrong, just that there’s something wrong/missing) so you can try again. See? I’m not totally mean. ;) Oh, and yes, if you got all six changes correct, you’ll receive an email telling you that your entry is correct.

Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 5th. On Sunday, a random winner will be chosen from the correct entries using random.org and will be announced that morning here on my blog, and the winner will be emailed.

Fine print? Open to international entrants. One correct entry per person. Void where prohibited.

And if you can’t find all six, don’t worry — I’ll be holding another contest for a cowboy calendar in a little while.

Snippet Saturday: Beginnings

 

Since Private Deceptions is coming out as a trade paperback in a couple days, I thought it only fitting to include a snippet from Private Property. My first published book and the beginning of my career as a published author. The beginning of the Hauberk series.


[W]hen a branch snapped behind the van, interrupting her pity fest, she grabbed her gun from the console and headed to the driver’s seat. There was no way she was going to sit here as a witless target.

“Jodi? Open up, babe, it’s me,” Mark whispered through the back panel.

Excitement flared in her chest at the sound of his voice. When she realized her heart was racing just from hearing his voice, she silently cursed herself for acting like a bookworm with a serious
crush on the quarterback.

“Jodi?” Mark said, a little louder this time. “You okay in there?”

She thumbed on the safety of the Glock and, after taking a deep breath, opened the door. A glance around showed no sign of his Humvee—he must have parked it farther down the road and walked up.

“You could have phoned to say you were coming in. I might have shot you.” In the groin.

The van dipped when he stepped up into it. His six-foot-two-inch frame filling the narrow confines, he gently closed the door so it wouldn’t give away their position. The dragon tattoo on his biceps flexed as he placed a knapsack on the console beside the surveillance equipment. Muscles rippled beneath the Celada Security logo emblazoned across the chest of his black T-shirt. Muscles she’d felt flex beneath her palms the night before.

Her fingers itched to run themselves through the thick crop of black hair in his Marine high-and-tight. Normally she didn’t go for guys with short hair, but that glistening four-inch-wide pelt reminded her of a mink coat she wanted wrapped around her body. Between her legs.

Get over that desire real fast, she told her fingers. “You’re late.”

“Got stuck at the lawyers’. There—” He stopped as his eyes adjusted to the gloom, reminding her of what she was—or rather, wasn’t—wearing.

Nominated for Best Erotic Contemporary Romance 2009

Every cell in her body went on high alert, trembled with need and expectation as if he’d touched her wherever he looked.

His grin widened and his chocolate brown eyes glinted. “Is a sports bra and thong the latest fashion for surveillance?”

Jodi flipped him the bird while she searched for the T-shirt she’d discarded.

“It was hot. I stripped down. So bite me,” she said, though without the rancor she’d intended.

“Anything you say, babe.” He pulled her against him and nipped at her earlobe. “But I fully approve of your outfit. Think I should make it part of the dress code.”


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Don’t forget to visit the other Snippet Saturday participants:

Lissa Matthews
Rhian Cahill
Myla Jackson
Caris Roane
McKenna Jeffries
Taige Crenshaw
HelenKay Dimon
Shiloh Walker
Delilah Devlin
Eliza Gayle
Lauren Dane
Felicity Heaton
Lissa Matthews
Rhian Cahill
Leah Braemel
Myla Jackson
Caris Roane

New Cover for Texas Tangle

A while back I posted that Carina has dropped Texas Tangle’s price at specific sites  until the end of January

Carina Press ($2.99) ~ Amazon.com ($2.50) ~ Amazon.ca ($2.48)
Barnes & Noble ($2.99)

(Those prices may vary for you since the sites can see I’m in Canada and factor in the Canadian dollar apparently.)

Carina has also given it a new cover and it’s finally appearing on the Amazon and B&N site.  What do you think?

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Early Christmas Presents for Hidden Heat and Me!

Every year The Romance Studio holds their annual Cupid and Psyche Awards or CAPA nominating their reviewers’ picks for the best books of the year.  I was thrilled to learn that not only was HIDDEN HEAT nominated in the Best Romantic Suspense category, but yours truly was nominated as Favorite Author.  How cool is that?  And to complete the trifecta, HIDDEN HEAT’s cover was also nominated for an “Ariana Overton Award for Best Cover Art.”  So kudos to graphic artist Scott Carpenter too!

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