Private Property releases today!

I still remember standing on a dock on the edge of Lake Arlington and “seeing” Jodi attempting to break into one of the beautiful houses along the shore (legally–it’s a security test.) that I knew I had to write her story. Especially when later that night I discovered that she had found a surprise guest inside, or rather several someones surprised her, and how the tables were turned on the man who had planned the entire event. I love being to twist up tropes like that.  The reviewers loved it too.

Leah Braemel’s PRIVATE PROPERTY delves into all of one woman’s naughty fantasies and promises to leave readers hot and sweaty. … All of these characters will touch your heart in one way or another. … ~ 4.5 Blue Ribbons, Chrissy, Romance Junkies

 

Security specialist Jodi Tyler has a great job and a great relationship with her boss, Mark Rodriguez—in the office and in the bedroom. Their casual arrangement is all she wants, and she’d thought it was all Mark wanted too. Right up until she’s busted while testing the security of a Lake Arlington mansion. To her surprise, and with the help of the mansion’s owner, Sam Watson, Jodi’s no-strings affair with Mark is about to become a little more…binding.

Sharing Jodi with his best friend Sam was supposed to be fun. But as the intimate evening progresses, certain feelings come to light, feelings Mark didn’t know he had. Feelings he doesn’t know what to do about. But Sam does. And he knows exactly what to do about them.

By evening’s end, the decisions Mark is forced to make will change everyone’s lives. He will either disappoint them all—or claim Jodi as his own private property.

 

 


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If you’ve read PRIVATE PROPERTY already, please leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or iBooks or Kobo, or wherever you bought your copy. If you’re on Goodreads, leave a review there too. The more reviews a book has, the more likely it will be seen by more potential readers (especially with Amazon’s algorithms.) It doesn’t have to be an in-depth review, a simple “I loved how Mark realized what he’d done” or “I loved how Sam turned the tables on Mark” or simply “This is a really hot book, and I can’t wait to read Sam’s story now” works too.  Just help me spread the word by letting people know that you enjoyed it. (And I hope you did!)

 Click on the Twitter bird to share the love — the tweet is already written for you, all you have to do is hit send.

If you want to read how Mark and Jodi began their affair, read FIRST NIGHT, a short story I wrote as a prequel to PRIVATE PROPERTY.

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Private Property returns July 12th!

The story that started the Hauberk Protection series is coming back.  PRIVATE PROPERTY hasn’t been available at vendors for the past few months as the rights reverted to me and I had to have a new cover designed, a new description written, and get it reformatted. Now that’s all out of the way, I can share with you the new cover (thanks to Candice of Flirtation Designs, the new blurb (thanks to Kelli Collins), and new vendor links too!

 

Security specialist Jodi Tyler has a great job and a great relationship with her boss, Mark Rodriguez—in the office and in the bedroom. Their casual arrangement is all she wants, and she’d thought it was all Mark wanted too. Right up until she’s busted while testing the security of a Lake Arlington mansion. To her surprise, and with the help of the mansion’s owner, Sam Watson, Jodi’s no-strings affair with Mark is about to become a little more…binding.

Sharing Jodi with his best friend Sam was supposed to be fun. But as the intimate evening progresses, certain feelings come to light, feelings Mark didn’t know he had.  Feelings he doesn’t know what to do about. But Sam does. And he knows exactly what to do about them.

By evening’s end, the decisions Mark is forced to make will change everyone’s lives. He will either disappoint them all—or claim Jodi as his own private property.

 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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So the cover has changed, and the description, but it’s still the same “Best Erotic Contemporary” CAPA-nominated story inside.

Sale on Carina Press books

30%-off-ad---CP-RT-promoCarina Press is holding a 30% off sale for all their books on their store in its annual RT conference sale. Head over to their site, load up your cart with your favorite Carina titles, and then use the RT3016 code on checkout to cash in on the sale. But don’t wait too long — the sale ends April 29th.

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Don’t forget that in addition to my cowboy books, Carina has some fabulous romantic suspenses books by authors like Toni Anderson, Josh Lanyon, Julie Rowe and Marie Force; sexy contemporaries by authors Shannon Stacey, Christi Barth; and steamy erotic romances by Lynda Aicher, Christine d’Abo, Lauren Dane, Jeffe Kennedy, Delphine Dryden, Dana Marie Bell…oh and so many more!

Change is a-comin’

hauberk-bw_for-webAs you may have heard, Samhain Publishing, who published my Hauberk Protection series, announced a month or so ago that they were planning on winding down.

The contracts I signed for each of the Hauberk book was for seven years — that means I could have asked for the rights to Private Property back a few months ago, but at the time I decided to leave all the Hauberk books in place until I could ask for them all back at once (which would have been 2019 for Hidden Heat), but with news of the uncertainty with Samhain’s future, I decided to request they revert my rights to Private Property back to me — and they have. 

I will be releasing Private Property as a self-pubbed book in the near future — at the moment I’m looking for a cover artist who can create a design that will work for all the books as well as the black/white/red did for the current books. Once I’ve got a design I like, and get the book formatted again, I will release it as a self-pubbed book through Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Nook and all the usual vendors.

Anyway, know that it’s not gone away permanently. Private Property will be available again soon. And please, remind your friends not to download it off a pirate site in the meantime. They wouldn’t work for free, and I can’t afford to either.

Crazy Canuck Blog Hop Contest

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Join us December 27 to January 2 as we
ring in the New Year with some great Canadian authors.
We have some great stops along the way and at
each stop you will have the opportunity to enter to win our Grand Prize!

Grand Prize:
Digital copies of a book from each participating author including:
Altering Authority by Ashley Dooley
Dead and Kicking by Lisa Emme
Something in the Air by Marie Landry
Magic Resistant by Veronica DelRosa
The Naughty List by Cori Vidae
Firefly: Ice Born by P.M. Pevato
Thirteen by Shannon Peel
Enemy Within by Marysol James
Questing for a Dream by P.D. Workman
Vice by Rosanna Leo
Lakeshore Secrets by Shannyn Leah
Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell
3013:Renegade by Susan Hayes
The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros
Alien Next Door: Complete Series by Jessica E. Subject
Slow Ride Home by Leah Braemel
One Gold Heart by Sadie Haller
Unconditional Devotion by Kayleigh Malcolm
Festive Persuasion by Charlene Roberts
Two $10 gift cards for Chapters-Indigo

CLICK TO WIN!

Visit the other stops on the Blog Hop for more great Crazy Canuck posts and more chances to enter to win! Click here to enter:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

KEEP HOPPING!

Make sure to stop by and check out the posts of each of our hosts.  Not only will you get to learn more about some Canadian authors, but you’ll have the opportunity at each stop to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway.

Click the button below to see a list of the sites to visit.  Stop at them all!

 

Holiday fun–and prizes too

Join us for THE Romance Event of the Holidays.

21 Authors in various Romance genres and 4 bloggers are bringing you a brighter holiday with a month long event full of joy, cheer, book promo, and games! There will be a Rafflecopter with gift cards totaling $250. Invite your friends. Starting on November 23rd, the authors will be showing up randomly through the following month. Make sure to leave your notifications on so you don’t miss any giveaways.
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Participating Authors
Amie Stuart
Anne Lange
Aubrey Wynne
Jennifer Lane
Jodi Redford
Kishan Paul
Kris Hack
Laura Lee
Leah Braemel
Margaret Locke
Marina Adair
Mika Jolie
MJ Summers
MK Meredith
Natalie-Nicole Bates
Rachael Slate
Renee Kennedy
Shelley Munro
Sonali Dev
Taylor Sullivan
Valerie Twombly
Participating Blogs
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Guilty Pleasure Book Reviews
Books N Pearls
Lazy Day Library Reviews


 

Be a superhero

I first started blogging back in 2007, before I got published, and I used talk about my life. My family. Trying to fit writing into all my obligations. And then I got published, and the blogging slowed, and when I did, it was all writing related. But I was watching an old episode of Grey’s Anatomy the other night (re-watching it actually), and learned something from it that I wanted to share.

It was a scene where Amelia Shepherd who is a neurologist is about to do brain surgery to remove a huge tumor.  Just before she enters the surgical theatre, she stands in what she refers to as a superhero pose — back straight, hands in fists on her hips, shoulders square, head up. And she says that there was a scientific study showing that if you held the pose for two minutes, you’d do significantly better in job interviews or stressful situations.

(The video is dark, but it gives you the idea.)

As a writer, and as a former nursing student way back in the 70s, I call foul on some situations that are shown on television, but I wondered if there was something to this particular pose. So I googled it, and found that a nurse had wondered the same thing, and he found it was based on an actual study by social psychologist Amy Cuddy.

But yes, the superhero pose was tested (although Amy called it the Wonder Woman pose). They brought test subjects and had them hold high and low power poses for two minutes, testing their saliva both before and after they held the pose. They learned that when you’ve held the “superhero” pose or one of the other high power poses, your levels of testosterone go up, (the dominance hormone), and your cortisol (the stress hormone) goes down.  If you fold into yourself, the opposite is true.

It’s a fascinating talk — the whole thing is 20 minutes long, but it’s worth the time, and it may get you looking at what message you’re giving to people around you. And how you react to their body language. (And if you’re a writer, you can transfer that into your characters’ body language too.)

So next time you’re facing a stressful situation, hold the superhero pose. Be a superhero.

Hunks, Hammers and Happily Ever Afters price change

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The Hunks, Hammers and Happily Ever Afters bundle is currently on sale for 99 cents. But it’s going to be going up to $2.99 in just a few days. So if you haven’t already purchased your copy, get it now for the sale price while you can.  Remember, it is 7 stories — almost 200,000 words, or the equivalent to two full novels. Cari Quinn’s Knockout is almost 50,000 words, basically the length of a Harlequin category romance, and the same length as my Tangled Past, and my Unashamed is almost 40,000 words. So you’re getting some meaty stories that are longer than novellas.

There’s something for everyone —  Jodi Redford’s story has some paranormal elements, Cari Quinn’s and my stories are both m/m/f for those readers who love steamy man lovin’, but best of all, the hunks in these stories know how to use their hands as well as their hearts. 😀

A fun collection of men who work with their hands and the women who fall hard and fast for them. ~ Rosalie and Slick, Guilty Pleasures

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An anthology of novellas about hunky blue collar, hammer wielding heroes and the women who tame them. Stories are by USA Today Bestselling Authors Cari Quinn, Cathy Clamp, Anna J. Stewart, and featuring authors Jodi Redford, Amie Stuart, Leah Braemel, and Chudney Thomas.

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“Absolutely awesome anthology….a definite must read for any romance lover….I just couldn’t put this book down.” ~ Terri, Night Owl Reviews
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Get down and dirty with this sexy blue collar bundle featuring seven original contemporary romance novellas that range from sweet to sizzling.

KNOCKOUT – by USA TODAY Bestseller Cari Quinn
All Emerson Knapp wants…is everything he shouldn’t have. When all his secrets come to a head, the only question left is how much he’s willing to lose.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – by USA TODAY Bestseller  Cathy Clamp
Sophie Greene is smart, gorgeous, and good with her hands. Can Gabe convince her to make her stay at the Starlight Motel a permanent one?

MARKED FOR LOVE – by USA TODAY Bestseller  Anna J. Stewart
Overworked pub manager Regan Murphy is about to have her hands full with Lantano Valley newcomer and tattoo artist Brodie Crawford: a sexy single father who is far too distracting.
*this version of MARKED FOR LOVE is a spiced-up version of the original sweet novella of the same title. Includes a never before published epilogue, available ONLY in this boxed set.

KNOTTY MAGIC – Jodi Redford
Hormones be damned, Tully Eastwood won’t succumb to her attraction for a sexy lumberjack—until she finds herself trapped overnight with him in the woods.

SHADY LADY – Amie Stuart

Construction Supervisor Lexi Kimball is the one person everyone loves to hate. Everyone except a sexy foreman with an adventurous streak, that is.

UNASHAMED — Leah Braemel
Two sexy contractors double house flipper Hayley O’Connell’s fun. But can they convince her the fun should last forever?

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR – Chudney Thomas
Mica Lawson is a failure and a flake; at least according to her family. Then one stalled elevator, and a sexy repairman, change her life.

Big Sale on Harlequin Books–including Texas Tangle

hqnLogo-HeaderHarlequin has put over 10,000 books on sale from now until November 17th — and they’ve included my Texas Tangle amongst that number.  So for the next few days, you can buy Texas Tangle for $1.99.  (It looks like the sale is only available to people in the States though.)

erotic romance, western, contemporary romance, polyamorous romance, menageThanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder 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 brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy.

Dillon and Brett have a history; back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle over Nikki. Now, ten years later, Brett still longs to be the man in Nikki’s life, but he’s determined to stand back and let Dillon win Nikki’s heart.

Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is Nikki strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?

 


reviewertoppick2Sexual, sensual, loving, caring, unique.. hot yet caring. It’s adventurous but loving. Shocking truths are shared and others are discovered. This is just a fantastic romance that stretches the boundaries. “Reviewer’s Top Pick”  ~ Terri, Night Owl Romance

For a truly great ménage read, TEXAS TANGLE is the book for you. I couldn’t get enough of it and had to read it twice, okay – three times! ~Talia Ricci, Joyfully Reviewed

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There are lots of other great Carina Press and Harlequin books on sale too — Bonds of Need, book 2 in Lynda Aicher’s Bonds series is on sale, for instance. You also might want to try the first two books in Marie Force’s Fatal Series, Fatal Affair and Fatal Justice,  or  RITA winner Fiona Lowe’s Boomerang Bride.  So scout around and you may find some great deals on other authors’ books too.  You can use Harlequin’s Search site to look for your favorite authors (they don’t include Carina books in that search though since Carina has its own site) or shop through Harlequin’s own store (look for the banner at the top announcing their $1.99 sale and click on “shop now”)

You knew Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital first single title line, didn’t you?