Melted and Whipped (for the holidays)!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Even to those of you who don’t celebrate it. I’m thankful for all of you, for your kind words of encouragement, and your indulgence when I get a little too excited about glistening muscular chests. (Ahh…)

What happens when a ski instructor gets a second chance with the sexy guy who broke her heart in college? She gets Melted and Whipped!

My special BDSM holiday book published by All Romance Ebooks is now available. ARE has been a fantastic group to work with, and I’m very excited about this story. It’s a standalone novella with a happy ending, similar in style to the Take Me Hard titles (except longer–28,000 words).

So make yourself a hot cocoa with extra whipped cream, and happy reading!

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She’ll need more than a safe word to survive Porter Loughton.

Too broke to fly home for the holidays, ski instructor Emily is stuck on the slopes, giving lessons to the rich and the privileged. She doesn’t expect to see Porter Loughton, a former friend who broke her heart in college, ten years later and half a continent away. The mesmerizing billionaire suggests dinner, and Emily soon discovers how it feels to be bent across his knee, to be dominated by him. Their chemistry is hotter than in her dirtiest fantasies.

Emily knows it would be foolish to let him get too close after what happened before. She’s broke, her career nonexistent. The last thing she needs is to be in love with a man who doesn’t feel the same way. But when she receives distressing news, Porter is there to soothe her, and he won’t leave her side. Soon she has no control over her feelings.

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Double Trouble: Two new releases!

Because someone whose name rhymes with Cleo can’t read a calendar, I’ve got two releases this week. One is the multi-author anthology! Eight books by some very talented writers for only 99ç. Yours truly contributed a NEW “By a Dangerous Man” story. If you’ve read both seasons, you’ll catch a few inside jokes, but I avoided references to certain recent events so as to avoid spoilers.

The second release is a standalone menage (4 guys, 1 gal) novel. No cliffhangers.

Next up is… Well, I think these will keep ya busy for a few weeks. :-) But it’ll either be a standalone novel or the start to an office menage trilogy.

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LURING THE PACK is a steamy menage novel of 67,500 words. Contains BDSM elements of dominance and submission.

Luring the pack is barbaric and dangerous, but it’s Emmalina’s only hope.Luring the Pack

Twenty-one-year-old Emmalina knows all about trouble even before her addict sister signs their house over to the local wolf pack.

Desperate, Emmalina tarts herself up and ventures into wolf territory.

Her plan is simple: offer to lure the pack. Playing bait for a bunch of hot shifters is better than being homeless.

The wolves are even more brutal—and more refined—than rumored. Especially the cruel, dark-eyed alpha who looks into Emmalina’s soul and reads all her secret hopes. Armand is the most powerful alpha the pack has ever had, and it’s not in his nature to let her off easy.

But Emmalina’s hot, mysterious neighbors don’t approve of what she’s doing, and for good reason. What they’re hiding could save Emmalina’s life… or get her killed.

This book includes: Four hunky heroes, one heroine, dark forests and darker secrets.

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“Possess” is an anthology of 8 novellas. It will only be up for a couple of weeks, then it goes away. I’ll release my story separately at that time, and the intro price will only be available at stores where the anthology isn’t offered. From the bottom of my heart, I do apologize to everyone who has to wait.

Possess: An Alpha AnthologyJOANNA BLAKE – Bound To Me – A hardened cowboy, a spoiled Italian Countess and one night of passion that neither can forget.

CORA BRENT – Hicky – After seven years apart, one couple finds that lust conquers all.

LANA GRAYSON – Saint – No biker is ever given a second chance—he has to take it, especially when it’s his life, his baby, and his club at risk

JORDAN MARIE – Craved – Bad boy biker Sabre knows that sweet and curvy librarian Annie is his the moment they first meet, but can good girl Annie handle all of Sabre’s demands?

CLEO PEITSCHE – Tormented By a Dangerous Man – A desperate bounty hunter finds herself tricked by a dominant, bad boy billionaire.

WINTER RENSHAW – Bitter Rivals – Two rival Manhattan real estate brokers spend a weekend to remember in the Hamptons.

DG WHISKEY – Capturing Liberty – An aspiring model meets an enigmatic billionaire and falls into a whirlwind romance.

REBECCA YARROS – Point of Origin – After six years, Sebastian Vargas is home, fighting to restart the elite team of firefighters known as the Legacy Hotshot Crew, but it’s the girl he left behind that could leave him burned.

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Halloween Surprises: Sculpted Treats

So I’m doing the final edits on what I’ve been calling, misleadingly, The Halloween Surprise. Misleading because the novel has nothing to do with Halloween–that was more about the timing of the release and because it’s supernatural. Ooooh. Anyway, it’s just a few days away from being ready, and I figured I’d share the cover.

Luring the Pack

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But wait! What’s this second cover? That’s the novella I wrote for ARE’s Bound to be Naughty series. Like the other books in this post, it’s also a standalone. Actually, it’s a lot like the Take Me Hard books: innocent, broke heroine falls under the spell of a kinky, dominant billionaire. Except this one is longer. I’m not sure when in December it will be released, but here’s a link with the blurb.

Melted and Whipped

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But wait! A third cover? Cleo, stop! We can’t take it anymore! Here’s the thing… You didn’t use your safe word, so now you have to stare at more manly chest. *Muahahahha* Tell me, can you not hear the ripping of his T-shirt? Excellent work, faceless male model. Excellent work. (Release date: in a couple of weeks. Title of my selection: “Completely fucked up and turned around and worked over by a Dangerous Man.” Or something like that.)

Possess: An Alpha Anthology

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And on that note, I wish you all a joyous weekend full of sculpted, brawny treats.

Protected by a Dangerous Man (By a Dangerous Man #10) Available!!!

Hello, all! I’m taking a deep breath to say… The conclusion to Season Two is finally available!!! It feels like a couple of centuries but has only been a couple of months. This book is long… like two books sewn together. Extra Corbin and Audrey! Same intro price as always.

I’m currently having Internet problems again (which is why I’m writing this several days after the book was published), but as soon as possible, I’ll catch up with my blog comments. Next book to be published? A Halloween surprise! I can do some standalones before I start publishing the new series. :-)

Happy reading!

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PROTECTED BY A DANGEROUS MAN (#10) is a steamy romantic suspense of 67,000 words. This is the fifth and final book in Season Two. There are no cliffhangers! **This novel is over twice the length of the first book.**

He’s the man she’s been waiting for, but can she trust him?

Bounty hunter Audrey is close to solving her first big private investigation case, no thanks to her lying clients. But their omissions pale in comparison to what mysterious billionaire Corbin Lagos has been guarding under lock and key in his office.

Audrey doesn’t have time to confront Corbin, not when he’s determined to eliminate Henry Heigh once and for all. Keeping Corbin’s protective instincts in check is a game she can’t win, and the extremes he’ll go to will change their lives forever.

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Desired by a Dangerous Man (By a Dangerous Man #9) Available!!!

Hellllloooo everyone! Remember Audrey and Corbin? I’ll confess that I’ve stared at this cover for too long. I think that guy could do a lot of pushups. Yum, yum, yum.

Note to readers at B&N: The book’s page disappeared at some point in the last seven hours. Yikes! Hopefully they’ll have it up again soon.  It’s working again.

Next up will be By a Dangerous Man #10 (the last one in season 2), which I am writing as quickly as I can. I’m still waiting on the cover for the standalone novel, so I’ll just wait a bit longer to talk about it. :-)

Happy reading!

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DESIRED BY A DANGEROUS MAN (#9) is 41,000 words.

Corbin Lagos is everything Audrey ever wanted, but the billionaire ex-assassin who stole her heart is hiding something. Something big.

And he’s becoming more secretive by the day.

She doesn’t have time to tend to her relationship, not when the family bounty hunting business is failing and the clock is ticking on the most important investigation of her career.

This time she can’t do it alone. Corbin is the only one who can help, but his methods lead to changes she’s not prepared for.

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Bounty Hunter update: Wednesday the 15th

We’re going into a holiday week but I wanted to make an update. I’m finished Desired by a Dangerous Man (yay!!) but it won’t be back from the editors until Sunday in a week (sniff). Leaving some wiggle room, it’ll be live the morning of Wednesday the 15th.

I hope you all have a safe, lovely holiday weekend. :-) Oh, if anyone sees this movie (I’ve got a family vacation, no studs allowed) please let me know how it is… Watch it twice if you need to… I want ALL the details!

News, Updates, etc

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It’s halfway through 2015, and it’s time for status updates. First off, cue the inspirational Katy Perry song! I’m back to normal (well, my twisted version of normal) after some unexpected health problems last month that persisted up until a few days ago. The cure was worse than the illness, but it’s all behind me now. It feels good to feel good. Ahhh.

I mentioned at the beginning of May that I have news, and here it is: This fall I’ll be contributing to two separate projects. One is for ARE’s “Bound to be Naughty” which will be out for the holidays (though you probably figured that out from the photo above). All of the novels and novellas will be BDSM-themed.

The second project is a box set with another group of fantastically talented writers, some established and others emerging. I believe that will be out in late October or early November. Once my submissions are in the editing phase, I’ll share more details.

There have been some questions about the Shark series. Monroe and Koenraad–especially Koenraad–suffered a lot to earn their Happily Ever After, and I can’t take it away. But they’ll be featured in the Shark spinoff. Unfortunately, I don’t dare give an estimate for when this will be out. The same goes for the Executive Toy spinoff with Layla and the hot billionaires who will ease her troubles. I’d love to have all those books out this year, but there are several NEW things in the pipeline ahead of them. However, because I already outlined both projects, I do know that they’ll be trilogies.

The next titles that I’m publishing are By a Dangerous Man #9 and #10. When I publish #9, I’ll give an update on other upcoming projects, including standalone novels that some of you have been hoping for.

Be well, friends!