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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.



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.

News, Updates, etc


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!


Update plus Ten Things You Don’t Know About My Characters

Update first, gossip at the end. 🙂

Okay, so I’ve been kinda MIA the last few weeks, but there’s a good reason. Strike that… it’s an annoying reason, lol. I’m in the middle of moving. You know, I would rather write a love scene between Henry and Audrey than have to move. Okay, okay, I take it back! It’s not THAT bad.

The move itself is happening in stages. Right now I’m in the “on the phone all the time” and “making a million little decisions about what to keep” stage. Seriously, I’m thinking about donating everything except for what can fit in a small paper bag. In a couple of weeks is the “putting stuff in a van” stage, followed by the “storage” stage, the “living with my mom” stage (arguably the most difficult stage because we can really get into trouble together!), the “finding a new place to live” stage and the “unpacking” stage. It’s a multi-month move that will likely strrrrrreeeeetch into next year. In retrospect, I should have put it off for another six months.

What does this mean for the stories? Well, I used to get books out every 4 weeks, but I’m giving myself an extra week with every title starting in November.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking now. There’s this shark thing in progress, and there’s more bounty hunter tentatively slated for the end of October… how are you going to do all that as well as this move? The answer is… magic!

Shark #2 will be out in a week. Barring internet problems, Shark #3 will be out at the end of October, By a Dangerous Man #6 in the first half of November. There’s also a new series, Executive Toy, to debut in two weeks. It’s not Elle (actually, she’s nothing like Elle), but a whole new company, a new set of bosses. That one will be an orphan for a bit, and I’ll just publish more when I have time, no set schedule (kinda like how I did Office Toy). The first story has been finished for some time, and I wanted to get it out there for my office foursome fans.

Here’s the gossip. I wrote a post over at JP Barnaby’s blog called “Ten Things You Don’t Know About My Characters.”  Some of it you might have guessed, some of it’s stuff that happened AFTER a series ended. It’s just for fun, so… enjoy!