Shadow Creek Spin-Off

Hello darlings-

I hope everyone is enjoying Secrets in Shadows.  Bite of Darkness will be available come Monday, June 19th.  Two weeks later, Kiss of Forever, followed by All or Nothing.  I have several more books planned in the Shadow Creek series, and I can’t wait to put them in your hands. However, they are longer in length than previous stories I have written, therefore, they take a little more time to produce.

With that said, I am going to turn to Shadow Falls, the Creeks sister town with a law enforcement team of bear shifters, demons, and a few ballsy humans.  You’ll get a small taste of of the Falls in Bite of Darkness.  I am already working on the first novella in the Falls series, which I intend to be shorter and a little more lighthearted that the Creek’s stories.  I hope to have a few stories finished by the end of this month, the beginning of next, and submit them to my publisher.  At that time, I’ll revert back to the Creek and continue with some of my incredible guards’ stories.  Ras and Ezra’s story is in the making, Ezra who is a wolf shifter and Creek guard and his little demon mate.  They were featured on the ManLove Fantasies blog last fall, and I hope to have it scheduled for a Halloween-ish release.

As the Creek books become available, I will be asking which two characters you would like to see revisited.  I hope to bring Raul and Victor back in a short story sometime around Christmas.

I have plans to stretch out to the vampire clubs in New York City at some point.  For the moment, though, the Creek and the Falls are my focus, as I had planned before I started Secrets in Shadows.  Personally, I think Gregor deserves a story of his own (he makes a brief appearance in Bite of Darkness).

Check back soon!  I’ll be keeping you updated with progress and I’ll even share some excerpts and snippets that aren’t available elsewhere.

xoxo

Leah

 

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Yet More Cover Love

Hello Darlings!

I have to say that one of my favorite things is receiving a cover for an upcoming book.  Receiving the covers for the Shadow Creek series?  Amazing.  Jess Buffett is super talented, super amazing, and a hoot to work with!  I’m beyond thrilled that she created these gorgeous covers for this series, and I look forward to working with her more in the future.

So, what is being revealed today?

Kiss of Forever, Shadow Creek 3!

This is the “epic” love story between Raul Carney and Victor Cavanough.  As you dive into the Shadow Creek series, you will become acquainted with these two haunted characters.  I hope you fall in love with them as hard as I did (to the point that I’ve already planned to revisit them and write a short story with them).  Their’s is a story of ultimate betrayal, heartache, and enduring the darkest situations with hope as their only lifeline.

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Kiss of Forever, Shadow Creek 3

(coming soon)

Raul Carney, world-renowned alpha wolf and leader of Shadow Creek, suffered a mortal wound when human hunters attacked the sanctuary. Hit by a silver bullet laced with fae poisoning, he is in a desperate fight for his life as the threat of destruction hovers over the Creek. One person holds the key to his cure: Victor Cavanough, his forbidden mate.

Victor, elusive son of the vampire king, is intimate with heartache. He watches Raul from the shadows, shattering inside all because of a blood pact between his father and Raul two decades earlier. When Raul’s condition deteriorates, Victor casts aside the consequences of the pact in hopes of saving his mate.

Unfortunately, more than a pact stands between Victor and his hope to save Raul from death. Twenty years of deceit is about to unfold. Raul’s time runs short. Will Victor sacrifice everything to save his mate in one last hurtle to finally find eternal happiness?

 

For all of the Shadow Creek books, head over to www.bookstrand.com/leah-blake

*Disclaimer: Although each book focuses on a single love story between two heroes, there will be sub-plots that arc over a couple, a few, and even several books in this series. Can these books be read as stand-alone? Overall, yes, but to experience the full depth of Shadow Creek, it is suggested that they are read in order, and consecutively. Some readers will find the books to end in a “cliff-hanger” manner for this reason. The love story between heroes, however, is concluded at the end of each book.

I hope you enjoy these amazing paranormal beings and their home of Shadow Creek. xoxo

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Some More Cover Love

Hello darlings!

Here to reveal the gorgeous cover for Bite of Darkness, Shadow Creek 2, coming soon.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

More fun cover reveals coming up.

xoxo

Leah

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Cover Reveal and Pre-Order, Yay!

Hello darlings!

So excited to share the new cover for Secrets in Shadows, Shadow Creek 1 with you.  The amazing Jess Buffett created a breathtaking cover, adding in the details down to scars and coloring.  I was blown away when I first saw the finished project.  Actually, I think I nearly cried (yeah, sappy moment folks). Here it is!

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Beautiful, right?  She was so much fun to work with on this, as well as the following three covers for the next three books.

Oh, did I mention Siren accepted book 4?  I didn’t think so 🙂

All or Nothing, Shadow Creek 4 is slated for release July 17th.  I have numerous other stories plotting out as I type, as well as one, possibly two, spin-offs.  Shadow Falls will most likely be the first, and involve the brooding bear shifters.  Oh, and they’re the law enforcement officers of the paranormal town affiliated with the Creek.  An added bonus. I’m currently playing with ideas for the vampire clubs in Manhattan, but I’ll pick around those more in a few months.

In addition to sharing the covers, I learned today that Secrets in Shadows is up for pre-order at Bookstrand (double yay for the day)!  You can find it at www.bookstrand.com/book/secrets-in-shadows.

I look forward to this journey with you, and hope you fall in love the the Creek, and all the paranormals that have made this an amazing place to be 🙂

xoxo

Leah

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News!

Hello Darlings!

I haven’t posted in a while, for good reason.  I have been working hard on a new series for Siren, which has been accepted for publication!  The first three books in my new Shadow Creek series–Secrets in Shadows, Bite of Darkness, and Kiss of Forever–will be coming to you in June and July.  I am working on the fourth book, and have plans for a few more books at this time.

In addition to working hard to get you brand new and exciting stories, I have decided to start plotting a spin off that will take place in Shadow Falls, a quaint little tourist town that has close ties to Shadow Creek.

Paranormal abound!

I am super excited about these books, and hope you embrace them as much as I have.  I hope to revisit some of the characters in the initial books in short stories down the road (Raul and Victor especially).

I will be revealing covers for the first three books once I receive them.  I have decided to request the uber talented Jess Buffett to design these covers, and let me tell you.  I have a mock up of the first cover and it is GORGEOUS!  I am so happy with the entire design and I’m itching to share it ❤

So, be sure to stop back for more information, release information, contest information, etc.  This journey to Shadow Creek is going to be a ride you won’t forget.

xoxo

Leah

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New Year, New Goals

Hello Darlings-

Happy New Year as we dive into 2017.  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  I know it was incredibly busy here.  As much as I love Christmas and everything that comes with the time of year, I’m happy that things can finally return to “normal” (since there is no such thing in my house).

As I look back on 2016, and even 2015, I’ve decided that this year I’m going to have to attack things differently.  Having two twin toddlers that are nothing shy of a double full-time job, as well as two older children (12 and 5) who are busy bees, time is something that I treasure…when I have it.  My writing has taken a tremendous blow with my duties to my family and their needs coming first, but I am hoping to get back on track this year.  I have so many exciting projects that have been stirring, waiting for me to tackle them.  Last year, I left my full time nursing position for a per diem float pool nurse position that has allowed me to put more time towards my writing with less time away from home.

I take parenting and being a mother seriously, and my children and family have always taken priority to everything.  Strong family structure–those family dinners with no electronic devices, quality time over movies, cookie baking, etc.–has always been important to me, especially having grown up in a family setting not so structured and not so family oriented.  However, writing is a passion, an outlet, a desire that I can’t ignore.  The last two years have been hard on me, fighting for a few minutes to get a few words down, scribbling notes for upcoming books on scraps of paper in hopes that I can finally, finally get to write that book.

2017 brings much hope.  My mother-in-law will be returning in less than a week.  The extra set of hands will be a tremendous help and will allow me uninterrupted time to focus on my writing.  Had it not been for her help in 2016, I would not have completed the last two installments in the Love Your Dragon series.  She is a Godsend, and I truly appreciate all of her help, her tolerance, and her patience.  She understands my love for writing, and my dreams revolving around it, and supports me in my endeavors.

I have the first book of a brand new series completed.  The second book is almost complete.  The following three books have been plotted out, and a fourth developed on a whim.  The SC series is going to be a new jumpstart, and hopefully a promising platform as the years go on.

In addition to this new series, I have multiple other works in play.  I will be taking on a new direction, reverting back to MF romance/erotic romance under a brand new name (I have not plans of abandoning Leah Blake, as I love writing my witty, sexy MM romances!).  I have accepted an invitation to a project, and a release will be seen in May of this year.  Another series is in the works, paranormal, dark, sexy, dangerous.  Then, there is the “book from my heart,” which happens to be a trilogy with a brand new writing style for me, but it is what this story demands to be told properly.  I am going with my gut on it, and thus far, I absolutely love the tale as it’s being unwoven, or woven, or tangled and dismantled.

My greatest challenge this year is going to be taking on self-publishing.  A new venture that I’ll need a lot of time and dedication to pursue, but I think it’s time for me to wade into the pool.  I have a group of amazing writer friends who are helping me along the way, and I’m anxious to see how things turn out.  So, stay tuned for more information on that.

In closing, I wish every single one of you the best in this magnificent 2017.  Leave your restraints behind and take this year with a vengeance.  This is your year.  You can make it the best it can be.

xoxo

Leah

 

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Newest Series

Hello Darlings-

Well, if you haven’t been following this monster of a hurricane, it’s going to be coming awfully close to the east coast of FL.  That little hook-like piece of land jutting out just south of Daytona?  Yeah, that’s Cape Canaveral and Matthew looks like it wants to pay a visit.  Maybe take a cruise.  I don’t know, but what I do know is that it’s crazy as people are stocking up and preparing for the worst with this unpredictable storm.  Since we’re about 20 minutes inland from the Atlantic, and we have the intracoastal and another river in-between ocean and home, we’re definitely keeping a close eye on this one.

On a lighter note, as we brace ourselves for the worst but pray for the best, be sure to stop by ManLove Fantasies blog today www.manlovefantasies.blogspot.com 🙂  I’m the featured author, and you’ll get a first glimpse into my newest series, just in time for Halloween!

And, what’s just as awesome as getting a taste of this newest series?  Entering for a chance to win a grand prize!  Kindle anyone?  Loaded with books?  Oh, yeah.  I’m all about that!  Stormy Glenn and the participating authors have donated books to fill your potential prize, so be sure to visit every day, comment on the posts with your email, and you’ll automatically be entered at the end of the month 🙂  Easy, and you get to read snippets from some absolutely incredible authors as well ❤

To all in the path of Matthew, take care and be safe.  To all in the path of the storms in the midwest, take care and be safe.

I’m raising my glass of wine to you!

xoxo

Leah

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