Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What Do You Want to Read Next?

First off, I want to say how much yall mean to me. Your unwavering support of me and my stories...it's amazing. I am *so* lucky to have each and every one of you--which is why I've decided to ask for your feedback so I can determine what to release next (after I release The Billionaire's Promise (Part Eight) on 4/19/13.

Here's a description of projects I have in my queue:

More Leila and Jacob:
I kind of see their story as three huge parts: Falling in love (parts 1-4), Being in love (parts 5-8), and Affirming their love (9-12).  Can't say much more about parts 9-12 without spoiling part 8, but I'm so excited about writing it!

More Cass and Chance:
The His Dark Lessons series picks up after Cass and Chance have been broken up for three years because of his betrayal. The prequel will focus on how they met and fell in love, before things fell apart.

Megan and Cade:
*spoiler alert* (sorry if you haven't snagged book 7 yet!) Megan's still reeling from a brief romance with a fellow teacher and still healing from years of being with a man who couldn't keep his junk in his pants. The last thing she was expecting was to fall for a celebrity.
After Cade lost his wife, he encased his heart in ice...until he met Leila Montgomery. After she spurned his advances, he settled on friendship--and met her bff, Megan. Megan's tongue is sharper than Leila's but she has a big heart and he's determined to win it.

Meet Sage and Deacon:
Sage Murrow doesn't believe in happily ever afters anymore...not after her Mom turned to the bottle when hers evaporated and her father hit the road--and DEFINITELY not after her first love dumped her and showed up at the diner she works at with his new piece of tail. When a beautiful stranger speaks up for her when a customer is being a douche, she has no idea that the stranger is rock star Deacon Stone--and he has his eyes set on the one woman on the planet immune to his charms.
Deacon Stone is used to getting what he wants. He works hard and plays even harder--which is why his band sends him on an involuntary break to get his head on right and take care of family issues. When he stops at a diner in Middle of Nowhere, USA, the last thing he expects is to meet a saucy waitress that has no idea who he is and even when she finds out, could care less. What starts off as a challenge becomes something he thought he'd never find...real love.

Meet Ellery and Xavier:
Ellery Wright has hated Conrad Holloway as far back as she can remember. A bad business deal that Holloway made with her father left her family bankrupt, her father drinking himself to an early grave and her mother having to work two jobs to keep a roof above her head. When Conrad dies before she can exact revenge, she learns that his son Xavier has inherited his father's empire.
Ellery is set on vengeance for her family and all the other families that the Holloways have destroyed, but she wasn't counting on falling for Xavier.

Now here's where you come in. :)  All the above projects will be released in 2013, but I want your help to decide me what I should release next. There's a survey below and all you have to do is rank the above projects 1-5 (#1 being what you'd like to read next, #2 being what you'd like to read after #1, and so on ). Because your feedback and general fantastic-ness mean so much to me, I'm also holding a rafflecopter giveaway where your feedback=a chance to win a $20 AZ giftcard!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

New Release!

The Billionaire's Lust is Out!

Even though I shared the cover yesterday, here it is again because I am in *lust* with it ;)

The Billionaire's Lust is available at the following retailers:

Barnes and Noble 

Hope yall enjoy...I had SO much fun writing it <3

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Billionaire's Lust Cover Reveal!

I hope you like it...this cover is one of my faves. :D

And here's the description:

When Leila Montgomery signed the contract, she had no idea she'd fall head over heels in love with billionaire Jacob Whitmore--or betray his trust three times in a row.

The fear of losing Jacob, of losing everything is making Leila do things that could very well lead to her worst nightmare: ending up alone.

But while Jacob is hurt by her recent actions, he still sees the woman he loves and lusts for and will help her see it too...in and out of the bedroom.

One more day until release!!!! Thank yall for your support...I am just so endlessly full of feels and love for every single one of you! <3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Billionaire's Lust Excerpt!

After weeks of carrying around the words she read in Jacob's letter and the guilt for reading it at all, Leila is finally coming clean.

Hope you guys enjoy the sneak peek...3 more days until The Billionaire's Lust release! <3

Excerpt from The Billionaire's Lust

I shook off what was left of sleep, stretching my arms perpendicular to my body before opening them, expecting my fingertips to graze the muscular wall of Jacob’s back. Without even glancing at my cell I knew it was a little past seven am. Years of 8am classes had my internal alarm dinging, even on a Saturday.
The casual brush wouldn’t stir Jacob, which was fine by me. I was just looking forward to rolling over for some cuddling; to gather strength for what I knew I had to do. I couldn’t handle one more day of smiling when I was dying on the inside. I needed to tell him what I read.
But my fingertips didn’t collide with his sleeping form. I lifted my head and saw that his side of the bed was neat, his pillow and section of the sheets untouched.
Last night I’d gone to bed with another text that he had a long night at work, but this…this was different.
Jacob didn’t come home last night.
I threw the covers off and kicked off the bed, moving like a woman possessed. I pulled on a pair of yoga pants and stomped into my flats beside the closet. I knew I was unshowered and looked slightly unhinged, but I was going down to Whitmore and Creighton.
But what if he isn’t at his office? I thought, hurt knotting my stomach. What if he stayed at a hotel because he couldn’t stand being around me for one more second?
I paused outside the bedroom, the smell of coffee wafting up to put my freak out on hold. He must have gotten up before me.
I eased down the staircase, drawing steadying breaths that did me no good considering there was no escaping my confession. No last shards of bliss before I risked destroying everything.
The door to the terrace was open and I launched myself forward. Jacob reclined in one of the wicker armchairs, looking incredible even in a plain white t-shirt and black lounge pants. His dark hair was slightly mussed, the wavy locks creating an ebony halo around his bowed head. He looked so peaceful. So serene. I was about to take him from that, ripping him into the dark pit of my latest betrayal.
"Morning," I said, my voice still shaking, hoarse from hours of non-use.
Yeah right, Lay. Non-use my ass--I was shaking from white hot terror that I was about to lose Jacob. If all the drama I’d put him through up to now wasn't enough to destroy us, hearing that I’d officially become one of those psycho girlfriends that snooped would be.
He glanced up, his cerulean eyes bright and warm. Warmer than I'd seen them in a while. "Good morning." He nodded at the small, iron wrought table beside him where a French press and a second mug sat. "Coffee's fresh."
"Thanks." I gripped the handle tight and poured the dark roast into my mug then added a bit of cream and brought it to my lips. It was liquid fire, scorching my dry mouth and throat.
I sunk into the chair beside Jacob, trying to shut my head off and focus on my heart and what needed to be said. It was a losing battle because the possibility that I could lose him consumed me. The notion that this could be it, that we’d reached the point of no return was like a knife to the chest. But it didn't compare to this purgatory, the agony of the words he wrote branded on my soul.
I'm not sure about a lot of things. I'm not sure where Leila and I stand…
"It's beautiful out here today, huh?" His deep voice pulled me from my pity party.
It was true. The sky was a soft hue that was romantic. Dreamy. A world away from the storm that was coming.
"It is," I answered, chewing on my bottom lip.
"Can I tell you something?"
I blurted out yes, snatching up the reprieve, no matter how brief.
"It's going to sound cheesy," he warned, stealing a look at me.
I couldn't help but smile at that. Jacob Whitmore, cheesy? That was damn near impossible. But he was clearly waiting for me to give him the okay, so I tipped my head for him to go on.
"Mornings are my favorite time of the day," he said finally. "Where the sky is still swirling with bits of purple, shedding the last pieces of yesterday. I feel like anything is possible. A fresh start. A chance to get it right or wrong. Anything could happen."
My lips spread, but nothing came out. A fresh start. It was like he'd read my thoughts and knew just what to say and show me that this was my moment. All I had to do was take it with both hands and let go.
He faced me full-on, his expression the very definition of dread. "Too much?"
The side or my mouth crept upward. "No, Jacob. It was beautiful."
He held my gaze for a few seconds more then turned back to his city. "I'm sorry I've been at the office so much lately. I've been up to my damn ears signing off on projects, expanding our client base..." He trailed off with a low chuckle. "What am I saying? You know better than anyone how crazy things are."
"I do," I replied, placing my mug on the table. My hands were shaking too hard to maintain my grip. And when he blew up after I told him about the letter, I could already see it crashing and splintering into a million pieces.
I rolled my shoulders back. I’d had weeks of avoiding this. Living with this secret. Win or lose, I was coming clean.
"I'm sorry too, Jacob."
He cocked his head to the side. "You're sorry? What for?"
"Because I read the letter you wrote to your mother."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Billionaire's Lust Release Date and Updates!

I've  had a couple of people ask about the timeline/release dates for Jacob and Leila's story, so I'll repeat them here:

1. The Billionaire's Contract (His Submissive, #1): 7/24/2012
2. The Billionaire's Touch (His Submissive, #2): 9/4/2012
3. The Billionaire's Passion (His Submissive, #3): 10/4/2012
4. The Billionaire's Heart (His Submissive, #4): 11/9/2012
5. The Billionaire's Girlfriend (His Submissive, #5): 01/24/2013
6. The Billionaire's Secret (His Submissive, #6): 03/01/2013
7. The Billionaire's Lust (His Submissive, #7): 03/22/2013
8. Untitled Part 8: 04/19/2013

The Billionaire's Lust (Part Seven) will be out in a little over two weeks! :D

If you ever need to reference dates, they'll be at the 'About the His Submissive Series' tab up top.

Thanks to everyone that's picked up a copy of The Billionaire's Secret and reviewed/added it to their GR shelf/and any other awesome sauce activity! Your support means the WORLD. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me/comment/tweet me and I'll do my best to address them. <33

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Release!

If you've been on Leila and Jacob's journey from the start, you know how hard it was for Jacob to let her in because of his past. But he let his guard down...and then Rachel, Jacob's ex-lover, convinced Leila to play her game. Leila went along with it, thinking she was protecting Jacob, but it was still a betrayal.

And she's done it again.

Just let that sink in. This strong, powerful man doesn't trust people--but he trusts the woman he loves. Or at least he did.

Actions have consequences. And Leila and Jacob's road to happily ever after won't be an easy one.

Leila Montgomery is in trouble.

When she comes clean about her secret meeting with action star Cade Wallace, her boyfriend, billionaire Jacob Whitmore, is furious. After finally getting past his walls, Leila must regain his trust while thwarting Cade's efforts to woo her.

But Jacob has a secret that will shake the very foundation of their relationship and define their future...

Amazon is fashionably late, of course--but it should be up later this afternoon/early evening and I'll add the link as soon as it's live.

Barnes and Noble

Thanks for all the comments, recommending the series to your friends, reviews, and emails. I <3 you guys!!!