Sad news about ARE, and an Update

Hello, friends.

As some of you are aware, All Romance eBooks announced Wednesday afternoon that they’re closing for business as December 31st. That cracking sound you hear? It’s my heart breaking. For readers, it means (among other things) that you’ll need to try and download any books in your library that you haven’t grabbed yet.

By the 31st.

What I propose is this: if you’ve bought my books through ARE and no longer can access them, email me the receipts and I’ll see that you get copies.

In shark news, Rough Waves is still in editing. But there will be new books available soon, I swear it.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I think this week calls for chocolate. And maybe booze.

Warmest wishes for the new year,



These guys are definitely checking their ebook libraries…


Another quick update + educational video

Heeeey everyone,

An update now that my phone is sorted and I can log in to my WordPress account. I’m still in moving limbo (aka hell, and not a musclebound demon in sight, grrr), and can’t publish anything for a few more weeks. However, the next thing up will be this:


… Followed by a whole bunch of other stuff. I’ve also got some other news to share when I release that one. Exciting times!

During my intense research I came across the below video, which I feel has significant cultural value. You might have to click an “I’m an adult so show me the goods!” button.


Quick update + educational video

Hello my dears,

I was aiming for end of August/beginning of September for Lawyers Behaving Badly #5, but it’s going to be a little longer. Morality Clause is going to the first editors in a few days and for proofreading in a week, so I’m very confident that the book will be up for next weekend–not this coming weekend, but the one after.

To everyone who has emailed or commented to ask a question directly–I’ll be reading them all and will reply later this week. Skimming the queue, the most common questions are about Lawyers, Shark trilogy (it’s going to be the next thing published), and Dangerous Man (yes, there will be more books).

Lastly, enjoy the educational video. History is important!

Hope you all had a lovely Labor Day, and you’ll be hearing from me soon…


Quick update from RWA

Hello, everyone!

This is just a fast note to let you know that due to a host of reasons (holiday last week, Romance Writers of American National Conference this week, the fact that the book is much longer than the others), Lawyers Behaving Badly #4 has been stuck in editing the last couple of weeks, but it’ll be available on Wednesday.

Gotta run. But wanted to let you know IT’S THEY’RE COMING fast and hard. 🙂

New Office Menage Series + By a Dangerous Man!

Hello, all! The last time I was preparing to move, I released Executive Toy. Now I’m packing again… so new office series? Apparently. The tone is halfway between Office Toy and Executive Toy: some mystery, but it’s lighter overall.

Also below is the link for the standalone story, Tormented by a Dangerous Man (from last year’s anthology)! The next book in the series will be another standalone. Intro prices for both.

For those waiting patiently, I am working on the sharkshifter spinoff. These are very challenging, and I’m taking my time, getting them perfect. Since I’m again bouncing around without reliable internet, I apologize for the past and upcoming silences. Hopefully things will settle down soon.

Enough talk. How about some brawny billionaires? Without further ado…



LEGALLY BINDING (Lawyers Behaving Badly #1) is an erotic BDSM menage of 25,000 words.

classy but naughty

classy but naughty

Maisie can’t hide her shock the first time she sees Ethan Brennbach’s scarred, mask-like face.

Ethan. Gorgeous except for… yeah.

Ethan, her new boss.

He’s not impressed by her lack of tact. Neither are Raphael Lattimore and Trent Banno, the handsome partners at the prestigious LB&B law firm, where gossiping about Ethan’s appearance is grounds for termination.

The whole office is brimming with secrets, some downright dangerous. Soon the secrets include Maisie herself, the illegal activities she discovers…

…And the filthy things all three of her dominant bosses expect of her.

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Bounty hunter Audrey Stroop is struggling to track a thief whose capture will save the family business. When the client offers the job to bad boy Corbin Lagos, Audrey finds herself in competition with the dominant man who shares her bed.

She can’t believe he accepted the job. Corbin doesn’t even need the damned money; he’s already rich. By the time Audrey learns his true motivations, it’s too late… Corbin stands to gain the one thing she’s been afraid to give him.

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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.

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

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

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

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