Newsletter and Facebook contest winners

Congratulations
I’m running a little behind and forgot to post that the winner of my newsletter-subscriber contest has been chosen. Congratulations Chris E — check your inbox for an email from me and Amazon with your $10 gift certificate. (So thrilled to hear you loved my Hauberk series. There should be another book in the series coming out next year.)

That’s why it pays to open and read my newsletters–open yours next time one lands in your inbox and you could be a winner! (It will probably be November before I send my next newsletter.)


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And congratulations to Sara Miller for entering my contest on my Facebook Author Page telling me how you found me. Sara has also won a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

If you have liked my page on Facebook and don’t see the updates because of Facebook’s weird algorithms, visit the page and click on the little down arrow on the Like box (or hover over it with your mouse), and choose Get Notifications.  You can also create lists of your favorite pages and add my author page to your list to ensure you stay up to date and don’t miss any future contests or announcements.


And don’t forget that my Birthday Bash contest is still open…


TangledBundle_3D_600Or that the Tangled Bundle is still on sale for 99 cents — but only today and tomorrow, then it goes back up to full price.

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

The love scenes sizzle on each and every page. I couldn’t get enough and had to read it twice—okay, three times!”  – Thalia from Joyfully Reviewed

 

Birthday Bash!

Leah's Birthday Giveaway

It’s my birthday so I’m celebrating by giving away a basket that is worthy of Paige from No Accounting for Cowboys. The only thing missing is the Betty dye she uses. ;) You have lots of ways to enter using the Rafflecopter widget below — use as many or as few as you want, but the one mandatory item is that you have to leave a comment on my blog. And sorry international folk, the cost of postage these days makes it prohibitive to send this package outside of North America. The contest will run until August 1st…void where prohibited, no purchase necessary.

In the basket:

One bottle each of: (you can find close ups of all the colors here)
- OPI Love, Angela, Music, Baby from the Gwen Stefani Collection (gold satin finish)
- OPI In True Stefani Fashion (silver glitter)
- OPI Oh Hey, Baby (pink creme gloss)
- OPI Push and Shove (chrome with mirror finish)
- OPI 4 in the Morning from the Gwen Stefani Collection (black satin finish)
One pumice stone
One nail brush
One ASP Miracle Buff & Shine Block
Kissy Lips Toe Separators
2 nail files
Heel to Toe Peppermint Pedicure Salts
Freeman Bare Foot Lotion in Peppermint Plum with Tea Tree Oil
Freeman Diamond Mineral Rinse Facial Mask
Trim Manicure Set ~ cuticle scissors, 3 orange sticks, metal nail file, nail clippers, cuticle pusher and cuticle trimmer

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Snippet Saturday – it’s not what you think

A Good Man (Fina)
Now here’s one of my favorite scenes from Tangled Past — and Tabatha Scott, who made the graphic above caught the sentiment perfectly…

Tangled Past Excerpt
Copyright © 2011* by Leah Braemel

Once they were trotting down the road, Sarah tugged at Nate’s arm. “Why did you say Bandit’s mine? You bought him from Mr. McLeod. I know what you paid for him. He’s yours.”

“No, he’s yours. Always has been.”

“You can’t just give away something that valuable. And not to me, another man’s wife. What would people think?”

“Aw, hang what others think. I can give you anything I want.” He held up a hand when she started to object. “You’ve been nothing but gracious to me and Jackson, especially considering what you saw that night.”

“So this is about my silence?”

“No!” He gentled his voice. “This is about you being my best friend’s wife. Think of it as a wedding present, if it makes you feel better. Take his stud fees and put them towards whatever you want. That hat you liked, maybe.”

A wedding present. And with the stud fees Bandit could bring, she could afford more than one hat. There had to be some catch. “What do you get out of it?”

“I get the pleasure of seeing a good woman smile.”

Her eyes searched his, deep unfathomable pools that held no judgment, and no expectation of something in return. She leaned closer and pressed a kiss to his cheek. “Then both Jackson and I thank you for your wedding present. You’re a good man, Nathaniel Campbell.”

 

A good man? A good man, Nate told himself,wouldn’t be jealous of his best friend. A good man wouldn’t be picturing turning his head and capturing his best friend’s wife’s mouth and kissing her senseless.

The sun hung low on the horizon by the time they returned to the Circle Star ranch. Jackson waited for them on the front porch. He strode down to meet them, lifting Sarah from the carriage.

Jackson hefted the bundle from the dress shop and tucked it under his arm while escorting Sarah into the house. Nate kept his lids lowered in an attempt to hide how he watched the gentle swing of Sarah’s skirts. It wouldn’t do to be caught ogling another man’s wife.

He hadn’t lied when he said he would have been proud to take his vows as her husband. Though it left him disturbed that he still fantasized about being in bed with Jackson, Sarah had been appearing in those fantasies lately.

Recommended Read: Sinful, sexy, mesmerizing and intoxicating. ~Lady RhyleighAll Romance eBooks Cafe

While the couple disappeared upstairs, Nate headed for the kitchen. He paused at the tiny bouquet of flowers in a cup by Sarah’s chair. Neither of them had missed the tears sparkling in Sarah’s eyes when Jackson had picked a flower the first day they were on the road and handed it to her. Though she’d not said anything, they’d both figured no one had ever given her flowers before. Each day since, Jackson had made it a habit of bringing her a flower home, sometimes delaying their return from the fields to find one.

Maybe that’s why he’d purchased the gloves she’d tried on, and that silly hat with its feather bobbing high in the air. And a heavier cloak—not a fancy one like Eliza had worn, but a serviceable one he knew would keep the wind and the rain away from Sarah. All right,and maybe he’d gone overboard by ordering three dresses special-made, but the fabrics she’d purchased were too plain, too dreary. She needed pretty things.She deserved pretty things.


Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ll finally find the love and acceptance she’s always craved. But her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’t change—her husband’s love for another man. With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate’s suggestion of a permanent threesome their path to happiness? Or will others destroy what they’ve found together?

Carina Press has bundled Texas Tangle and Tangled Past together, and are offering them on sale–for two weeks only–for 99 cents. (The bundle will still be available after July 30th, but it’ll go up to a regular price of $5.99 — minus whatever discounts Amazon and the other vendors give it.) So now’s the time to pick up the bundle and read both sexy menages.

Buy the Bundle:

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

The love scenes sizzle on each and every page. I couldn’t get enough and had to read it twice—okay, three times!”  – Thalia from Joyfully Reviewed


Don’t forget the Summer Reads Blog Hop is still going on. Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all! Plus there’s a Grand Prize giveaway happening too!

The Tangle books are bundled, and on sale!

box set bundle graphic for 99 cents

Carina Press has bundled Texas Tangle and Tangled Past together, and are offering them on sale–for two weeks only–for 99 cents. (The bundle will still be available after July 30th, but it’ll go up to a regular price of $5.99 — minus whatever discounts Amazon and the other vendors give it.) So now’s the time to pick up the bundle and read both sexy menages.

Buy the Bundle:

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

The love scenes sizzle on each and every page. I couldn’t get enough and had to read it twice—okay, three times!”  – Thalia from Joyfully Reviewed

Two scorching hot western ménages in one package, from author Leah Braemel.


Texas Tangle (Tangled Series, Book One)
Thanks to her cheating ex-husband, all Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an over-drawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued. Back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle to win her heart. Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is she strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?

Tangled Past (Tangled Series, Book Two)
Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ll finally find the love and acceptance she’s always craved. But her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’t change—her husband’s love for another man. With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate’s suggestion of a permanent threesome their path to happiness? Or will others destroy what they’ve found together?

For more information about both books, visit their pages: Texas Tangle and Tangled Past.

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Summer Reads blog hop – cowboy contest

HDBS summer readsIt’s summer — or so I’m told, it’s lovely spring-like weather this week where I am. But it’s the type of weather where I love to pull up a chair in the back yard and curl up with a good book, listening to the birds calling around me. Or even better, pull a chair up on the beach and listen to the surf pound the shore.

I’m going to give away a copy of No Accounting for Cowboys, the latest book in my Grady Legacy series, and a $5 Amazon gift certificate. Jake’s story is a perfect read for a lazy summer afternoon…cowboys and the women they love.

Enter my contest by leaving a comment here on this blog telling me where you love to be when reading your favorite summer books? Curled up on a porch swing? In a hammock beneath overhanging trees? With your toes in the sand at the beach? Or hunkered away in an air conditioned room? Use the Rafflecopter widget to register your entry (and get an extra entry by liking my Facebook page.) If this is the first time you’ve commented on my blog, your comment will be held in moderation — don’t worry, I’ll approve it shortly and you’ll see it soon. (If it’s the middle of the night in my part of the world, you may have to wait until it’s morning my time.)
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And once you’ve entered here, click on the link at the end of this paragraph to be one of two grand prize winners – one for a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a second for a $30 Amazon Gift CardEntry-Form

Then head on over to the rest of the blogs participating in the Summer Reads blog hop. Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all! You can find them by clicking on the link below: