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First Night, the short story that introduces Jodi and Mark from Private Property is on sale FREE from now until the end of the month. You can download it for free from Smashwords as epub or Kindle format

 

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It will also be available directly from Amazon for free, but I can’t change the price myself–I have to ask others to report the price drop to Amazon and wait for them to make the adjustment. (So if they still have it at 99 cents at Amazon, please click on the “Report a Lower Price” button and report it for me.)

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First Night by Leah Braemel, leahbraemel.com

Pay It Forward Friday – Red Garnier

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Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!

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I’ve known Red since…well, I started following her blog around January 2007, and actually got to meet her on my trip to Texas that July. I don’t know if she knows it, but I partially based my character Rosie from Personal Protection on her, because like Rosie, Red’s a real spitfire. (Or maybe I should say Rosie is a spitfire because of Red!)

Red is the lady who gave me my tag line of “passionate…provocative…decadent” when she graciously offered me a quote for my website once I got published. Which happened partly because of her advice and support. Since I met her that summer, Red has achieved greatness I still dream of–she found an agent, sold to New York, has hit the New York Times Bestsellers list and been a runaway success. I’m sorry to say I’ve not kept up with her as I should have. As I wish I had… But sometimes life gets in the way… If you read this, Red, thank you! You’re part of the reason why I’m still writing…even on those days I don’t think I can.

You can find out more about Red on her website www.RedGarnier.net, or you can post to Red’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/red.garnier or tweet her @RedGarnier.

Featured-BooksReckless and Yours

recklessandyoursFirst released in the MEN OF DANGER anthology, dive into this sexy short story from bestselling author Red Garnier. Available for the first time ever as a stand-alone e-book, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a good cop gone so, so bad… 

Dangerous and sexy, police detective Zach Rivers isn’t the only man who’s obsessed with the beautiful Paige Avery—but he’s willing to risk everything to be the only man she needs in her life…and her bed…in Reckless and Yours.

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Claimed by Him

claimedbyhimThe Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Graves Buchanan has had to climb farther and higher than any of his friends, singlehandedly becoming a billionaire in less than two decades, even with a rotten poor childhood in the streets. He likes sex the way he learned it; animal, raw and without any strings attached. But even as messed-up as he is, he cares deeply for his best friend’s baby sister, Chloe Lexington. But Chloe is an heiress, a ‘princess’, and no matter how much he wants her, Graves doesn’t think he has it in him to handle a girl like her.

But Chloe has other plans for him, and she’s not taking no for an answer. She’s been warned against Graves by her brother, Daniel, and against all of his eccentric billionaire friends, but Chloe has merely been biding her time. Now that she’s almost twenty-five, she’s determined to have the man she’s always wanted, and she’ll use anything as incentive to be claimed by him, at last.

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Looking back, and forward too.

happy-sixthI’m celebrating my sixth anniversary of being a published author today. Though I could possibly have celebrated it when I received the offer letter, or even when I signed the contract, I’ve always counted today, the day PRIVATE PROPERTY actually released to the public, as being the day I should mark on my calendar.

It’s been a bumpy journey, filled with highs and lows. Opportunities I never expected, and challenges too. While I wish I was more prolific, as my hubby continues to say to me “if I showed you your webpage and your current booklist back before you were published, you’d be thrilled, wouldn’t you?”

He’s right. I would have been. Because despite having to deal with my father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2008 and his subsequent death in 2010, my mother’s stroke six months later, followed by taking her on numerous trips to the ophthamologist as she lost her vision the next year, despite the days helping her pack and move, despite the weeks and months educating ourselves about my husband’s diabetes diagnosis, or the numerous trips for Xrays and trips to specialists for the various illnesses my sons have had, and even more for my own hypothyroid diagnosis and all the issues that’s caused, despite the new stresses involving either my husband’s loss of his job or a transfer that would require us to sell our house and move … well, we’re not quite sure where yet, but it would be out of our area code anyway, that we face, I’m still writing. Be it all so slowly. And with a lot less hubris than I had back in 2009.

But this I promise will continue: I will always deliver a story that’s written to the best of my ability, one that has been professionally edited and has not been dashed out just for the sake of having another release on my “Coming Soon” page. I will not put out a story unless I’m proud of it and have fallen in love with my characters. In the hopes that you’ll fall in love with them too.