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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.

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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

 

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:

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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!

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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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Snippet Saturday – Tangled Past

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She wasn’t quite sure what let me in meant, but she leaned forward, resting a hand on his shoulder. After quickly wetting her lips, she leaned closer. She didn’t immediately kiss him; instead, she hovered, enjoying his breath on her cheek, and the way his eyes closed, his lashes dark against his sun-ripened skin. The exotic pipe tobacco the man at the next table had been smoking still clung to his clothes, but beneath it, Jackson smelled of the soap he’d used when they’d cleaned up before dinner. And of something else, something warm and spicy.

With a groan, he closed the distance between them and caught her mouth. She gasped when his tongue swept across the seam of her lips. The moment her lips parted, his tongue darted inside, bringing with it a taste of the coffee he’d had. Is that what he’d meant by let him in?

He drew away, his breathing as heavy as hers. “Let’s get you out of the rest of this rig.”

He made short work of the hooks and eyes her fingers had fumbled with when she’d dressed that morning. Her skirt pooled at her feet, joined shortly by the metal rings of her crinoline.

She would have been fine if he hadn’t rested his hands on her hips and drawn her against him. The only thing separating her from the hard length resting against her belly was the thin cotton of her chemise and his trousers. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t stop from stiffening in his arms.

“Don’t you worry. We’re gonna take this real slow tonight. ” He made a soothing sound and returned to just kissing her. Even under such a simple attention, Sarah became aware of sensations rising in her body she’d never felt before. The way the chemise rasped against her nipples. The strange pulses heating her belly. Lower. Of how her body softened, how her breasts grew heavy, how each breath was hard to draw even without the corset confining her.

He stole another gasp from her when his hand cupped her breast, his thumb toying with the nipple the way she’d seen Nate playing with Jackson’s the night before. The tips hardened into buds and he lowered his head over her breast. Never had she imagined the pleasure that poured through her when he captured the peak with his mouth. Heat from the tip through her belly and into the crevice between her thighs. Once again he made that soothing noise, the rumble from his chest accentuating the steady beat of his heart. Then he shifted so she lay on her back, staring up at him. Supporting himself on one elbow, he stared down at her, his eyes dark in the soft light, unfathomable. Callused fingers skimmed over her knee, up her thigh, then inward.

Her eyes opened wide, and she arched into the pillow with a gasp when his fingers slipped beneath the fabric and touched parts no man had ever dared touch.

“Sssh, stop thinkin’ so hard and let yourself feel,” he whispered.

Feel? How did she feel? Scandalous. Wanton.

Beautiful.


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Copyright © 2011 by Leah Braemel

If you’ve already read Tangled Past, please help me spread the word as the bundle of both Texas Tangle and Tangled Past is being released, and on sale, starting on Tuesday.

Two, two, two books in one! Bundle that is.

Carina Press has put Texas Tangle and Tangled Past together as a bundle. (Amazon is currently listing it for $3.59–it may show up at a different price in your neck of the woods.)

Preorder it from Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Carina Press ~ Google Play ~ iBooks

To help spread the word, I’m throwing a Facebook party and invited authors Lynda Aicher, Randi Alexander, Marie Carr, Rhonda Lee Carver, Lexxie Couper, Cynthia d’Alba, Marie Harte, Taryn Elliott, Parker Kincade, Jodi Linton, Heather Long, Becky McGraw, Jocie McKade, Cari Quinn, Shelli Stevens, Marie Tuhart, and Beth Williamson to party along with me. They’ll all be dropping in throughout the day and evening to talk about their books and have giveaways.  And of course, I’ll be giving away books and swag too at various times throughout the day.

I’ll be posting the schedule closer to the event, so stay tuned…

Tangled Past

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.

Jackson Kellar’s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’s torn between his newfound love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate.

The Romance ReviewRanch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see Jackson’s loyalties so divided, and doesn’t want Sarah hurt either. But how can they fix the tangled mess they find themselves in? Nate suggests a possible solution – a permanent threesome.

With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate’s solution their path to happiness? Or will others destroy what they’ve found together?

NOMINATED AS “BEST EROTIC MENAGE A TROIS OR MORE” OF 2011

Texas Tangle

Thanks 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?

What the reviewers said about Texas Tangle:

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

…hot and steamy story…Leah Braemel didn’t shy away from all the emotional entanglements that can occur within a menage…well-written, emotional and extremely erotic story. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up! 4.5 Blue Ribbons ~ Cheryl,Romance Junkies

What the reviewers said about Tangled Past:

5 Stars and a Top Pick: Once again Ms Braemel has made her story come to life and taken me along on the journey ~ Terri,Night Owl Romance

…a story not to be missed ~ ChrisNight Owl Romance

…Tangled Past is definitely a keeper. ~MelindaNight Owl Reviews.

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

…a story that will take the reader on an emotional roller coaster… not be difficult to literally enter into this story and be deeply touched by their joys and disappointments. ~ Judith,Book Binge