News

January 2013: PRIVATE DECEPTIONS, a print anthology of Private Property and Deliberate Deceptions is now available.

SOLD! Leah has just signed a three book contract with Carina Press for a brand new contemporary western trilogy coming out later this year.

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December 2012:HIDDEN HEAT has been nominated as Best Romantic Suspense of 2012 by the reviewers at The Romance Studio in their annual Cupid and Psyche Awards (CAPA). Leah has also been nominated as “Favorite Author”!  For the first time ever, readers are invited to vote for their favorite book and author.

May 2012:

Hidden Heat is now available from your favorite digital book providers. The reviewer at Night Owl Romance gave it a Top Pick designation and said “…fabulous complex characters…almost impossible to believe that this isn’t real”, while the reviewers at The Romance Studio said “a story that is complete with lots of push and pull, sexual desire, and heat…a wild ride readers will relish.”

Between May 1 and May 31st, help beat diabetes by bidding on one of over 2000 items at Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. I’ve donated a first chapter critique and am also part of the Carina Press Authors‘ items.

Read what else has happened on my May newsletter

April 2012: SOLD! Carina Press has contracted my erotic contemporary novella, The Art of Love, to be part of their 2012 Erotic Holiday Anthology. I’ll have more details as we get closer to its release date in December.

The Romance Review

March 2012: The Romance Reviews site nominated Tangled Past as the Best Book of 2011 in their “Erotic Menage a Trois and More” category.

January 2012: Perfect Proposal is now available!
You met Sam Watson in PRIVATE PROPERTY when he turned the tables on his friend Mark. You watched him fall in love with Rosie in PERSONAL PROTECTION. But you don’t have to have read either story to fall in love with him all over again in PERFECT PROPOSAL.

Sometimes the best laid plans go every which way but the one you want…

Sam Watson wants to propose to the love of his life, Rosie Ramos, but all his previous attempts have been thwarted. Every. Single. Time. This time he’s determined that nothing, and no one, will get in his way. No interruptions. No exceptions. Not from work, not by family busybodies, not even if the roses crucial to his plans are lost. Nothing will stop him.

If only someone had let Rosie in on his plans…

Warning: Contains misguided intentions, a hunky hero with more than just a ring burning a hole in his pocket, and a spitfire girlfriend who counters with her own proposal. The romance may be sweet but the sex is explicitly hot, hot, hot.

Buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel Books, or in your choice of format through Smashwords.

December 23, 2011: The reviewers at The Romance Studio have nominated Deliberate Deceptions as “Best Contemporary Romance of 2011″ in their annual Cupid and Psyche Awards (CAPA). Read more here.

November 2011: Yes, I’ve revamped my website again — and I’ve added a few goodies like my F.A.Q. page, and a page displaying a brand new set of trading cards you can collect. Since many people surf the web on their smart phone or tablet these days and are limited by bandwidth/data download restrictions, I’ve added a mobile feature as well.

October 2011: Hidden Heat, the next book in the Hauberk Protection series, has a cover! The fourth book in the Hauberk series will be available at your local ebook provider Spring 2012.

…a stand-out in the contemporary erotic genre ~Joyfully Reviewed

Also this month, Miranda of Joyfully Reviewed has said that Deliberate Deceptions “is wrought with heady emotions and explosive sex. The history between Lauren and Chad is long and tumultuous. I felt their pain and ached for a resolution along with them. Leah Braemel delivers a gorgeous love story that will break your heart and mend it all over again. I’m in love with Lauren and Chad. This is one of those couples that make me smile and long for a happily ever after.” You can read the entire review here. Thanks, Miranda, that review made me smile.Read more…

August 2011: Did you know you can now request an “autograph” for any of my books on your Kindle? There’s a new system called Kindlegraph that already has over 800 authors signed up. Go over to the Kindlegraph page and sign in with your Twitter ID (that’s the only way to sign in at the moment) and choose which book(s) you’d like signed. Kindlegraph will then notify me and I’ll sign a personalized note to you with an electronic signature. The image of the cover and my note will then be forwarded to your Kindle email address. (I’d recommend you use your free.kindle.com email address to save any possible charges Kindle may decide to add to upload the file.)

June 2011: Tangled Past is now available from Carina Press.  The reviewers at Night Owl Reviews declared it a Top Pick, and it’s a “recommended read” at the All Romance eBooks Cafe.  Read more

…a stand-out in the contemporary erotic genre ~Joyfully Reviewed

May 2011 Deliberate Deceptions, the third book in the Hauberk Protection series, is now available. Miranda at Joyfully Reviews says it is “wrought with heady emotions and explosive sex…a gorgeous love story that will break your heart and mend it all over again.” Read more…

April 2011: SOLD! My editor at Samhain Publishing has just acquired book 4 in the Hauberk Protection series. Hidden Heat will be released Spring 2012.

November 2010 SOLD! If you’ve read Texas Tangle, you may remember Grandma Barnett mentioning her grandparents’ had an unusual marriage. Their story, Tangled Past, an erotic historical romance with a M/M/F menage will be released by Carina Press in 2011.

SOLD! I’m also thrilled to announce that Book #3 of the Hauberk series has been acquired by Samhain Publishing. Deliberate Deceptions follows Chad as he reunites with his ex-wife Lauren and will be released in May 2011.

March 2010: Personal Protection releases in print format and is now shipping from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, Borders, along with Amazon (.com, .ca and .co.uk) and The Book Depository. Links are provided on my blog and on the Books page of my website.

February 2010: SOLD! My latest story, Texas Tangle, a contemporary erotic romance will be released by Carina Press, Harlequin’s new e-publishing division. Texas Tangle’s release is scheduled for summer 2010. Look for more details and excerpts as they become available.

January 2010: Private Property has been nominated for a CAPA (Cupid and Psyche Award, by The Romance Studio) in the Best Erotic Romance category.  The reviewers at TRS also nominated me in their Favorite Erotic Romance Author category.  AND Congratulations also go to cover artist Natalie Winters since she was nominated for an “Ari” or the Ariadne Overton Award for Best Cover Art for Private Property’s cover.  Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

December 2009: It’s the month for gift-giving, and I’m giving away a lot this month. I’m in three contests where the prize is a Kindle or a Sony Reader. The Raven Rockin’ Around the Raven Xmas Tree contest (for a Sony Reader, a $50 prepaid Visa card, or a $25 Amazon gift certificate), the Samhellion authors are having a scavenger hunt (there’ll be a different e-reader given away each week – alternating between international Kindles and Sony Readers) starting December 4th, and my Samhain editor is hosting a contest featuring her authors with a Kindle up for grabs. Don’t forget to check out my blog regularly, both for my guest bloggers and other contests I’m holding – such as the 2010 Toronto Firefighter calendar contest, and a chance to win my good friend Red Garnier’s The Satin Sash from NAL Heat.

October 2009: Along with over 20 other authors, I’m participating in the Raven Scavenger Hunt. For a chance to win a copy of my Personal Protection, or one of 20 other books, visit my blog and click on the link in the sidebar, or at the bottom of the page, for full instructions.

This month’s Protect Yourself guest blogger is EMT Joe Collins who offers some suggestions on how to stay safe if you’re in a car accident.

September 2009: Protect Yourself – advice for keeping yourself safe in real life. September’s guest blogger is LA police officer Kathy Bennett with some important information for parents of teenaged girls.

June 2009: It’s my birthday and I’m having a party – but this time the guests get the presents.  From June 26th to the end of July, I’ve invited over 30 authors to help me celebrate. Multipublished authors such as Jaci Burton, Candace Havens, Ann Aguirre, Beth Kery, Beth Williamson, Lorelei James, Maya Banks, Shelli Stevens, Kate Pearce, Vivi Anna … there’s too many wonderfully talented authors to list here. Many of them will be holding contests giving away copies of their books.   Check in on my blog every day to see who’s dropped by and leave a comment to enter. Good luck!

May 12, 2009:  Personal Protection is now available from Samhain Publishing.

April 2009: Download a copy of my sweet short story, Cherry Cottage, for free. They’re in the most romantic place on the planet. He’s about to take a leap of faith, but will taking the plunge leave him on the rocks?

March 2009:  Personal Protection will be released May 12, 2009.

January 27, 2009: Private Property is out. Click here to purchase your copy. See my free read, First Night here.

December 4, 2008: SOLD! I’m thrilled to announce Personal Protection, a sequel to Private Property, has been acquired by Angela James of Samhain Publishing. Personal Protection will be released in May 2009 and will be part of a new series. The Hauberk Protection series will follow Sam from Private Property as well as introduce Sam’s Hauberk employees–bodyguards who protect not only their Principals, but also their hearts.

On December 30th, don’t forget to download my free New Year’s Eve story, First Night. This short story introduces you to Jodi and Mark, the hero and heroine of Private Property, as Jodi decides to usher in the New Year with ‘a bang’ instead of a fizzle. And gets a whole lot more than she bargained for.

October 2008: Private Property to be released at Samhain Publishing on January 27, 2009

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