Updates and More

Hello Darlings!

Great news.  I’m working on the spin-off of Shadow Creek that will take place in Shadow Falls, the quaint little town that is partially owed by Raul Carney, and promotes lots of nature fun and small town excitement.  If you are familiar with Shadow Creek, those books are full-length novels, and therefore, take me a bit longer to write.  The Falls spin-off will be novellas, around the mid 20k range, stand-alone (more or less), and a little on the lighter side.  I hope to have a few of them completed by the end of this month, beginning of next month, and submit them to Siren so I can work on the next Shadow Creek book between two other projects I’ve been committed to.

In addition to new projects, All or Nothing, Shadow Creek 4 comes out Monday the 17th!  Super excited about this one as it gives us a look from a hunter’s POV 🙂  I’ll be working ton Aeson’s story next in the series, and his shifter mate.

I will be attending RWA’s National Conference this year, being held at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin.  Saturday, the 29th of July will be the Literacy signing from 3:00-5:00pm, and this is open to the public.  If you live in the Orlando area–heck, anywhere around the Disney area–stop by!  It’s an awesome event for an even better cause, and you have an opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors.

On a closing note, I’m curious to hear from you, my readers and fans.  What do you look for in a M/M romance novel?  Do you enjoy the deep, twisted, emotional books?  Or do you prefer simple, straight-to-the-point, boy-meets-boy, fall in love, happy ever after with a small conflict?

I love writing deep and crazy.  Short and funny and light is a challenge, one that I do take on with a smile.

Leave me a comment.  I’d love to hear your preferences!

xoxo

Leah

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Happy 4th of July!

Hello darlings!

To those of you celebrating the 4th, Happy 4th of July!  Please, be safe ❤

Kiss of Forever, Shadow Creek 3 (and the epic love story between Raul and Victor) is here!  Make sure you pick up your copy from Siren for a limited time discounted price.  Next up, All or Nothing, Shadow Creek 4, which opens the doors to new threats.  I hope you’re enjoying the series so far.  I’m hard at work building up these amazing worlds.

 

July also marks ManLove Fantasies blog contest, going on now.  Be sure to head over to http://manlovefantasies.blogspot.com/?zx=f48ff77d2c11da7e daily throughout the month, comment daily for your chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!  AND…read some fun stories by man love authors you adore or discover new authors to add to your TBR piles.  There is a ton of talent during this contest.  Hope you enjoy!

xoxo

Leah

 

 

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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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