First off, Happy New Years! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays
and spent them in anyway that makes you happy! I am having a wonderful
start to the New Year, and I am hoping for great things to come from my
writing over the next few months. On January 26, my newest book is set
to release with White Orchid Press, a brand new publishing company that
is expecting great things to come! I am working on a short story piece,
my first menage piece, that is also going to be published by White
For Siren Publishing, I am currently working on book 3 in my Slayer
Series. The book now has a title, Acquired at Midnight - Slayer 3, and I
am excited with it’s progress. I’m hoping to have it finished sometime
in mid February.
Thank you everyone for reading. It truly is an honor to be an Author!
Books available at Siren
Be Still The Night - Slayer 1
[Siren Classic: Erotic Paranormal Romance, vampires, shape-shifters, HEA]
Jason should have known his life was going to change the moment she
stepped out of the shadows dressed in all black leather. He really
shouldn't have been surprised when she stabbed the man in the alley.
Jason's being drawn into a whole new world where there are vampires,
gods, mates, and sisters who turn into wolves and very large cats.
Around every corner is a new surprise, but Jason is finding himself
getting closer and closer to this mystery woman, and he just can't stay
The battle between good and evil is starting up again and he's caught in
the middle. He must learn to fight to stay in her world, and along the
way he just might learn something about his past he couldn't have ever
imagined. Fighting for her heart and his life, Jason knows he will stop
at nothing until he wins the battle.
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/be-still-the-night.http://www.bookstrand.com/be-still-the-night Available at Siren, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Out of Darkness - Slayer 2
[Siren Classic: Erotic Paranormal Romance, vampires, shape-shifters, HEA]
Phoebe has been captured by Cordin, the leader of the vampires, and is
fighting for her life—as well as the way of life she has come to know
for the last two hundred years. As the youngest sister, Phoebe is still
learning everything about the world of the Slayers. But more
importantly, she is still learning things about herself. Currently she
is learning that her resistance is just as strong as she thought it was.
Cordin has put his right-hand man, Xander, in charge of watching her. Unfortunately, she spends a lot of time watching him, too.
Phoebe won’t stop trying to escape and return home, but this mysterious
man keeps distracting her from her goals. Xander has not only captured
her physically, but is capturing her heart without even trying. Phoebe
must choose between returning home to her sisters and remaining Xander’s
Buy Link:http://www.bookstrand.com/out-of-darkness. Available at Siren, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Books Available at White Orchid Press
Velvet and Lace - Ambrosia 1 (Set to Release January 26, 2013)
After being gone from her hometown of Ambrosia for the last ten years,
Daphne Brooks has returned to the small town with plans to build a store
and make a new life for herself back at her roots. She’s also planning
on ignoring the people from her past who made her teenage years hell.
That is until she runs into Trent Bradshaw, once big time crush and
equally crushing disappointment.
Trent Bradshaw has always regretted how he treated Daphne and when he
approaches her at their high school reunion, he expects to make his
apologies. But the girl he had a secret crush on is now the woman of his
As they grow close, someone wrecks her new store. Will Trent be able to
help her find out who is trying to drive her away? Or will the stress of
the situation drive her from Ambrosia and Trent forever?
I will participating in the TRS 10th Anniversary Celebration. I will be
giving away an ebook copy of "Be Still The Night - Slayer 1". I will
put up more information soon. Please go to http://trsparties.com for
information for readers.
On January 26, 2013, I will be at City Lights
Bookstore in Sylva, NC for my first public reading. I will have several
copies of my Slayer Series for sale and some promotional items with me.
am very excited for the things to come over the next few months, and I
hope that you (as readers) will bear with me. :) I am beginning a lot of
new things this year, in my life and writing and I know that great
things are to follow. Please check out my website www.shannonreckler.com or my blog http://shannonreckler.blogspot.com http://shannonreckler.blogspot.comfor other information and updates. Happy Reading Everyone!
we are into a new year and I’m still scratching my head over all the
things I didn’t accomplish last year. So I’m going to view this month
as ‘fresh start’ month and move on. There’s lots of things on the
planning board and I hope you’ll join in the fun.
First, a street team. That’s right, you heard it here. Working on
the details now, but know there will be special prizes that members only
will have a chance to win.
Along with new books scheduled for my publishers, I’m self-publishing
several re-releases. Of course, since some are older and I’ve learned
more about the craft of writing (I hope), they need to be re-visited,
tweaked and possibly some rewrites. That then leads to new edits. Have
an editor tapping her red liner impatiently as I write this. Fingers
crossed for a March release, or re-release as this will be. Can you say
Hot? Yep, a Contemporary Romance that sizzles…in between the laughs of
And I have a column debuting at Night Owl Reviews Newsletter this
month! Behind the Scenes will focus on various individuals in the
publishing world other than authors. The kick-off will feature a
publisher of not one, but three publishing houses. Any guesses?
By Lizzie T. Leaf
Will family secrets let her find love with a guy that cats around?
Sharla Gomez’s dream encounter with the man she’s lusted over for months
turned into rain-soaked nightmare. Her hopes of love and passion have
gone to the dogs. Being a shifter is hell, especially when you’re a
Pug/Chihuahua mix, or as some call the breed, a Chug. Even dogs don’t
want to be told they’re so ugly they’re cute?
Dorsey Smith wants to get to know the exotic number-cruncher in charge
of the strip club’s books. Just his luck she disappeared before he could
ask her out for coffee. Instead of taking home the woman he lusts for,
he takes home the small, drenched dog shivering in the rain. When he
discovers the animal missing the next morning and he senses magic in the
air. Has his safe haven been discovered and will his secrets be
Can two people with deep secrets discover the truth about each other and
still find love. Or will the secrets and the evil lurking drive them
apart? http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_39&products_id=411 http://www.amazon.com/DEAD-Hot-Series-ebook/dp/B009XE38HQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357156565&sr=8-4&keywords=lizzie+t.+leaf
blog has a new direction too, plus the chance to win…do you
believe…books! These are books I’ve read and want to introduce the
authors to readers. http://lizzietleaf.blogspot.com/
Want to win a Nook reader? Then follow my blog http://lizzietleaf.blogspot.com/ and email me your answer to the Nook Question of the Week. Kick off will be January 7th. A Nook question will be asked on Monday and Wednesday regarding something in the prior Monday or Wednesday post through February 13th.
The winner will be announced on Monday, February 18th. You must be a
follower to Lizzie’s World and Beyond to qualify for the drawing.
Where Lizzie Will be in January
addition to all the above, to get you in the grove here’s a couple of
places I’ll be this month. Definitely come by and say ‘hi,’ and feel
free to bring friends
January 11th --- 8-10 p.m. EST. Join me and some of my friends at TalkingTwolips Yahoogroup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TalkingTwoLips/
January 23rd – 11a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lizzie’s Tea RoomYahoo Group.
I’ll be hanging out with friends and you never know what will happen. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LizziesTeaRoom/
And since my in person signing is early February, I’ll share now. I’ll be at Barnes and Noble, 701 E. 120th Avenue Thornton, CO on February 9th with my friends M.L. Guida, Lynda Hilburn and award winning Melissa Mayhue.
Here’s to a safe, happy year to each and every one of us! See you next month with more news.
Book two in the Pirates at Heart series.
Buy link : http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10505-smugglers-blues.aspx
The year is 2017 and all is quiet on the eastern front. Good news for
the war-weary Republic of Texas…bad news for weapons smuggling–pirate
Captain Brett Logan.
Logan’s been a surly handful since war’s end—not to mention a rather
perfunctory lover—and his wife Kate has had about enough. When an
illicit business venture falls in his lap, Logan is eager to get back to
outrunning and out-gunning the enemy navy.
Kate becomes an unwilling participant in Logan’s criminal enterprise,
but in his element of excitement and danger, he’s the roguish daredevil
she fell in love with. Their passion for each other burns hotter than
ever—spurred on by the thrill of the chase. As she learns more about
Logan’s wild side, Kate finds herself craving him body and soul as love,
sex and adventure finally rid Logan of those pesky smuggler’s blues.
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Just when Lila has resigned herself to the fact the most exciting
chapters of her life are over, a blast from the past walks into her
bakery. Six feet of gorgeousness named Gavin drops by as she’s closing
up shop. They were once high-school sweethearts and it’s been more than
twenty-five years since they’ve seen each other, but time hasn’t
diminished the sweet heat between them. Soon enough the sparks—and the
frosting—begin to fly.
As they rediscover each other’s bodies, it’s clear Gavin’s no longer a
boy as he shows Lila the man and skillful lover he’s become. Though
Lila knows this whirlwind romp could be an act of insanity, his touch
unleashes the sensual woman she’s forgotten she could be. And she
thinks—maybe—she has one more leap in her.
Battling housework, Sandi wonders if the spark in her marriage has
disappeared. When her husband interrupts their hot-shower-lovin’ to take
a call from work, she's positive the magic is gone.
In an attempt to spice things up, she gets a makeover and sets a date
with her hubby for a night of passion and romance. There’s only one
problem—Roberto doesn't show. But all is not lost. Alejandro, a
silver-tongued Latin loverboy wrapped in an expensive suit volunteers to
keep her company for the evening. He says all the right—and deliciously
wrong—things, leaving Sandi no choice but to see him again…and again
One by one, Alejandro strips away her inhibitions, pushing her to act
out her darkest fantasies, desires so private she’s never mentioned
them to anyone, not even her husband. Blindfolds, bondage with silk
ropes, sex on the roof—nothing is off limits. But everything is not as
it seems. The game’s afoot—a love game—rekindling the scorching-hot
passion in Sandi and Roberto’s marriage.
Maggie’s just decided she’s been stood up when she bumps into
hard-bodied guitarist Calvin—literally. Once the shock of their abrupt
meeting wears off, Calvin asks Maggie out for a drink and she figures,
why not? She’s all dressed up for a date…just not this one.
She enjoys his company, even if he’s only twenty-seven and she’s
forty…something. And while witty conversation’s all good, they’re just
as compatible in bed. One drink turns into multiple romps between the
sheets. He’s old enough to know how to make love to a woman and young
enough to look damn fine doing it…and doing it. He even manages to
convince Maggie she’s still pretty hot herself.
Now if he would just stop serenading her with that infernal Rod Stewart song.
from the Heart - Two scorching hot Love Letters tales in one print
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Another Man’s Wife By Cindy Jacks
After the real estate market crash, Rebecca’s money has run out—and
so has her husband, leaving her alone with their son and a mountain of
debt. She moves in with her sister while trying to dig herself out. When
a handsome neighbor rescues her from a torrential downpour, she finds
herself the object of an attraction too powerful to resist.
Jack is an aspiring writer who has a way with words and a way of
making Rebecca moan his name. Each love letter he leaves Rebecca
enchants her, each afternoon they spend making love draws her deeper
into a relationship she can’t define. But with all her son has been
through and a husband who’s missing in action, Rebecca may never be able
to give in fully to her passion and desire for Jack, to think of
herself as anything other than another man’s wife.
Dear Addi By Regina Cole
When Addison Laine discovers her famous late-aunt’s love letters, she never expects a lawsuit over the information they contain.
Enter Jackson Poole, son of the woman responsible for the lawsuit.
Addi knows any relationship with Jackson would be disastrous but she
can’t fight her attraction to his quiet intelligence and sexy-professor
As Jackson works on authenticating the letters, he finds himself
falling for the free-spirited Addi. His fierce need for her overcomes
all his reservations—and his inhibitions.
And sweet, exciting Addi is more than willing to help him explore his secret kinky side.
a Little Byte - Three Sex Bytes stories in one sexy book! Snatch Me by
Nara Malone, Phantom Touch by Cindy Jacks and Want to Go Private by M.A.
Ellis. Take a byte November 16th!
From the moment Jolie discovers the Quarterz, a virtual
post-apocalyptic world for capture role-players, she can’t resist the
challenge. She’s chosen a hard game, where sexual submission to a captor
is expected, demanded, no quarter given. She uses the challenge to
escape real life and feels a sense of kinship to a world like the
Quarterz, a society too broken to fix.
Mack created the Quarterz and took a gamble when he secretly lured
Jolie there. He suspects he and Jolie share sexual interests that
neither can admit in person. Now he has to hope that time in the
Quarterz can help Jolie cope as she struggles to rebuild her life. He
has to stand back and allow her to find her way in a game where he’s not
always the captor. But when the game is over, he’s determined to be the
one who wins Jolie for real.
Erika leads a quiet life—at least in the real world. But her
alter-ego, Little Lottie, is a singer at a local club and engages in a
wild online romance. For months she’s been communicating with a
mysterious man, known only to her as the Phantom.
Her lover contacts her via texts, emails and instant messages. When
he offers to fulfill her desires in real life, she can’t refuse. The
only condition to meeting for their sizzling assignations—he wears a
mask to hide his true identity. Despite his reluctance to reveal himself
to Erika, he tears down her inhibitions and unleashes her suppressed
passions, taking possession of her body and soul.
Erika may have finally found the one man who can sate her every longing…if only he would show her the man behind the mask.
Want to go Private
Obsessed with exploring the kinkiness she buried years ago, Isabel
starts to imagine that the sexy, biceps-to-drool-over bartender at her
favorite pub is dropping hints about bondage. But fantasy suddenly
becomes reality when she finds herself draped over the bar, wrists tied
to the beer tap, begging for release.
Chris has an uncanny knack for sensing when one of his customers
might be down with a little discipline and a lot of submission, and he
suspects Isabel is primed for both. When he overhears her plan to hit a
new round of dating sites, he’s forced to make his move and uses his
talents as a BDSM blogger and chat-room Dom to his full advantage.
From bar to blog to bedroom, Chris employs tricks and toys to help
Isabel recognize the undeniable truth. He’s the only Dom she’ll ever
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is my favorite season. It inspires me in so many ways, so I thought I'd
share a few poems I wrote. The forest road is an actual photograph in
the arrowhead region of Minnesota. It's the near the lake that's shown
on the cover of Nopeming Shores, too. Do you ever write poetry?
This month I'm also celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary. I know - I was a child bride. wink wink
I'm proud of this accomplishment and we look forward to the special
plans we have. My husband and I are even sneaking away for a long
deep into my newest novel - Its working title is: I am Jolene. It's a
story about a young woman named Jolene. Here's the working blurb:
A childhood marred by torture, neglect, and murder have not destroyed
Jolene's spirit. She immerses herself in her work as a baker,
determined to create a happier, peaceful life. She's well on her way to
accomplishing her goal until she meets Brendan.
Brendan is attracted to the compassion he senses hidden beneath
Jolene's cool veneer. Although he's not looking for love, he falls hard
for this beautiful, quiet woman.
Brendan awakens Jolene to possibilities she'd never dared dream of.
Is he man enough to accept her dark past and give her love and
On the surface, this may sound like a romance, but in its totality,
this book is women's fiction. There will be romance toward the end, but
the majority of the story is about Jolene's journey (and no, that's not
going to be the title either) to make peace with her past and get the
most she can out of life.
I've got two literary agents interested in it. That is very exciting.
Who knows where that could take me? In the meantime, I'll keep writing.
My goal is to finish the novel by Thanksgiving.
What else? I'm starting the second book of the Razor series with K.B.
Cutter. It'll be titled Razor: Love's Storm and I hope we can get that
wrapped up by Christmas. Look for a brand new cover for the first book,
too. It's being worked on now to help us launch a series instead of a
Nopeming Shores is going to get some repositioning in the market,
too. After a big aha moment, I realized this book also is women's
fiction. The cover is going to get adjusted and the book will be
reloaded into this broader more appropriate genre. The book is certainly
a love story, but it's not a romance. I hope I'll have great news to
share about the changes in Razor and Nopeming Shores.
Fall into Love Contest! Click on me to enter contest
My Fall into Love Contest ends October 7.
Click on the pretty tree to find out how to participate. It's not too
late! I'm giving away autographed books, gift cards, and more. It's my
way of thanking you for being such terrific fans. October 4: 4 Strong Women: http://fourstrongwomen.blogspot.com/ Find out what it's like to be a wife and mother to a family of hunting men. October 23 and 24: My bestseller, Night Music goes
on tour. The number of days are short, but the destinations are many.
You'll have to check my Facebook wall to see where I'll be. October 30: 4 Strong Women – I come back for a
second serving of hunting stories. Find out how deer hunting almost
ruined Christmas last year.
hope you're having a great autumn. As the days get shorter and cooler,
don't forget to curl up with a good romance to keep you warm. My back
list keeps growing. Find me on Amazon, Barns & Noble, Apple, Sony,
Please keep in touch. I love hearing from you.
September is a time to rejoice. The kids are in school!
Actually, my kids’ kids are in school…and teenagers. Good grief – I’m old.
Eyes to Die For
“Eyes to Die For” was published by Decadent Publishing this month.
Explosives expert Dorn Wheeler’s security assignment to Amman, Jordan
wasn’t expected to be anything beyond routine. That is until Haneen, a
temptress who seems to think defying death is the ultimate aphrodisiac,
enters his life. Dorn is soon entranced by the woman’s mystery and
seductive spirit, and his thoughts fill with the fantasy of her body
melding with his in the desert moonlight. What he doesn’t know is that
the exotic eyes he wants to swim in may well be the planned death of
him. Or that the one thing he can’t walk away from, a bomb like no one
has seen before, hasn’t just been built, but is waiting for him…and
What makes this story a little special for me is that it was inspired by events I lived.
The meetings at the airports, including coffee with the general, the
odd hotel, and open air restaurant (cat show included) were places and
things I did. Unfortunately, Haneen is pure imagination. Oh well.
Bestselling author H.C. Brown
http://hcbrownauthoroferoticromance.blogspot.com/ and I teamed up for a series of erotic stories called the Game Play series. Book One, Sea Games, is being released October 8th by Liquid Silver Books. http://www.lsbooks.com/storefront.php
Brian Bowers is a man on a mission. Revenge weighs heavy on his mind.
The need to punish the woman he once loved above all others falls into
tatters the moment he sets eyes on her again. Fifteen years of walking
on the fine edge between love and hate ends in an explosion of lust.
Patrice, sophisticated and wealthy, has her own agenda. She knows how
to use her body to get what she wants. But Bowers knows how to play the
Set in a world of indulgence, Sea Games follows two hearts as they
battle memories of the past. Will they win or lose a future together?
Night Games, Jungle Games, and Sex Games will be released in the coming months.
I hope you’ll check out these stories. They’re really good, and erotic as all get out.
Jungle Games is a particular favorite of mine. Ever
fantasized about being kidnapped by a pirate and taken to an exotic
jungle location where he tortures you into orgasm in the silver
moonlight? No? Well, here’s your chance!
Where to find Me
Oct 8 http://chastitybush.blogspot.com
Oct 9 http://elizabethfinnfiction.com/blog/
Oct 10 www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com
Bye for Now
for now. The Pec Thing Flea Market is the weekend of Sep 14, 15, and
16. I set up a booth there and sell farm style antiques, so I’ll be
pretty busy the next few days getting ready for that.
Thanks for checking in!
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