RWA 2017 Conference in Orlando




Hello from Orlando!  I am at the Romance Writers of America 2017 Conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

(Man, it’s HOT here!)

But it’s wonderful to be among 2,000 of “my tribe” – fellow romance authors – who feel like family for one week each year. 

I’m geeking out to see so many of my favorite writers, and basking in the compliments of fans who say they love my work, too! I never want to leave here, LOL.

400+ authors are scheduled for the Literacy autograph signing session and sale tomorrow. This is the first time the event is being held on a Saturday – from 3-5pm at the Dolphin resort’s Pacific Hall – in order to allow more romance fans to be able to attend. So please come on over if you’re near Orlando!!



The energy and excitement and love in this place is enough to inspire me to keep writing romances for another year. Romance authors truly make people happy with our books, and that’s more valuable to me than any monetary reward.

I am thrilled and humbled to be able to affect people’s lives in such a positive way.

Leigh



Bound to be Re-Released at 99 cents

If you've been following my posts, you know that I've gotten my rights back to several erotic romances that had been released by a couple of my publishers who have since closed their doors. I'm in the process of designing new covers and formatting them for re-release. The first one was A Taste of Honey and you can read about it here if you missed it.

The next re-release, Bound by Design, was my best-selling title. I was thrilled when it was selected to be one of three novellas to be part of Binding Ties, a Samhain print anthology, as well as released on its own as an e-book. If you didn't catch it the first time around and you like sexy and emotional romances with bondage, spanking and power exchange, you might want to get it now at only 99 cents!


Blurb:

Jenn spends her days crafting custom-designed slave jewelry, but she’s vowed to never wear a collar again. When she meets Scott, an architect with a dominant side, she’s forced to confront her submissive needs. They are both healing from past mistakes and must learn how to design a new relationship with the help of ropes and chains and a whole lot of trust.

Excerpt:

“I’m attracted to you, Jenn. You may have guessed I have a great interest in bondage myself. In domination and submission. I’m interested in seeing where this night might take us.” He caught her gaze and she felt drawn into his presence. “So I have to ask you. Do we continue or do we end this now?”

Did she want to see where this night would go? Her body voted yes. After all, her best friend vouched for him. And she liked him already. He had a sense of humor. He was as sexy as the devil. He knew her secret weakness.

Or should she get the hell out before she got in too deep? Because, already, she could imagine getting in deep with this guy.

She could barely breathe. “I don’t know.” Jenn winced at the cry in her voice. “I’m sorry. It’s just, I wasn’t expecting anything like this tonight. I…I’m turned on, yes, but I don’t know if I’m ready…if I want to…”

He covered her hand with his. “Why don’t you tell me about your experience with bondage?” He slid his hand up and shackled her wrist with his fingers again. “Was it so terrible that you resist it even when your body craves the binding?”

She looked away from him, staring into the shadows surrounding them. She did crave it. The security of the bondage. The freedom of letting go of the control she normally held onto with an iron grip. But she didn’t want to lose herself like she did before. Could she bring herself to admit her experiences with Rob?

He cupped her chin and turned her face so he could study her. “Talk to me, Jenn. What are you afraid of?”

“Losing myself,” she blurted.

“No, you should never be afraid of losing yourself. You’ll find yourself, Jenn, if you surrender to your needs.”

She shrugged and looked down at her hands clenched in her lap.

“What happened?” He stroked her hair, soothing her nerves. “Was it recent?” His voice hardened. 

“Did someone around here treat you badly?”

“No. It was back in college.”

He cursed. “A boy playing at being a Dom?”

“I guess. But then I guess I was playing at being a sub.” Neither one of them had really known what they were doing. But when it was right, it had been amazing.

“I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience.” He kissed her softly. “So basically your body responded even though he didn’t treat you right?”

“He didn’t always treat me badly,” she said, but she shivered as she remembered being tied up and left for hours while he got drunk with his buddies. “I think the power trip got to him.”

“A Dom’s first consideration always should be his sub,” Scott told her. He grasped her shoulders with his strong hands. “I want to show you the way it should be. Let me show you how good it can be, Jenn. Give me the weekend.”

“The weekend?” Was he crazy? “I honestly don’t know if I want to try bondage again, not even tonight.” Although if her body had any say, they’d definitely be having sex tonight, and she probably wouldn’t complain if there were ropes involved.

“I can smell your arousal, Jenn. I know your body is aching for a taste of bondage again.” He ran his hand up her thigh, dragging the skirt of her dress up with it. “Let me show you the way a Master should treat his slave.”

Jenn licked her lips and couldn’t move, couldn’t speak. Did she want to be his slave, even for one night?

“Let’s try something,” he said softly, seductively. “If you don’t like it, I’ll walk away from you and never bother you again.” He leaned over her and took one wrist in each hand. “Put your hands behind your back and grasp the slats.”

She nodded and leaned forward slightly to let him guide her hands behind her. He curled her fingers around the wood. “Now close your eyes.”

Jenn glanced around them and didn’t see anyone else nearby. Darkness was falling around them. She looked up at Scott, he was already difficult to see except for that white shirt. What would it matter if she closed her eyes?

“Jenn,” he said in a tone that told her he didn’t like to repeat himself. “Close your eyes.”

She closed her eyes and held on tight.

Bound by Design is available now for only 99 cents!
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Can You Take A Joke?

Because these are the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and I couldn’t think of anything profound to write about this month, I give you these witty words of wisdom (written by other people)…

Books: Helping introverts avoid conversation since 1454

Bookmarks are for quitters!

Let’s eat Grandma. Let’s eat, Grandma. (Commas save lives)

The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it will always be stationery.

iTired (There’s a nap for that.)

Always give 100% (Unless you’re donating blood.)

How to enjoy wine:  Step one – open the bottle to allow it to breathe. Step two – if it doesn’t look like it’s breathing, give it mouth-to-mouth immediately.

Wine improves with age. I seem to improve with wine.

I thought getting old would take longer...

I intend to live forever. So far, so good!

Does running late count as exercise?

I just did a week’s worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

A recent study found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You’re one of them.

Until next month, think happy thoughts! (I'll be in my hammock...)

Jenna
www.jennaives.com 





A Cowboy and a Lady





Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing several erotic romance titles that had been previously released through Ellora's Cave and Samhain Publishing, both of which have closed their doors. I've gotten the rights back to all of them and have been designing new covers and formatting them for re-release.

A Taste of Honey had been included in a Caveman anthology, Seasons of Seduction IV, back in 2007. Ten years ago! But this title was never released on its own. So now it's almost like a new release!

Blurb:

The cowboy and the lady

Cowboy Jake Manning is nursing a beer and a heart that’s been stomped into a million pieces when classy Shauna Montgomery asks him to dance. Jake knows better than to get involved with another sweet-smellin’ woman, but what the hell, it’s just a dance.


Shaunna had been planning a little revenge against the boyfriend who dumped her but the steamy dance floor seduction leaves both her and Jake hot and hurting. They end up at Jake’s place for a lesson in power, control and passion.  But they’ll have to get past their differences to learn to trust again.


Excerpt:

Shauna Montgomery wasn’t thinking about the fact that she was in the middle of a crowded dance floor as she sucked face with the sexiest cowboy on the face of the earth. She wasn’t thinking of that bastard Bobby and how she hoped his eyes were popping out of his head right about now.

She couldn’t think at all.

Her body was awash with sensations. The raw, musky scent of his skin. The heat of his body wrapped around her. The hardness of his arousal as it rubbed against the zipper of her jeans. The taste of beer and something else, something primal, as they tangled tongues.

She should have been embarrassed. She should have been horrified that she was rubbing her body up against a perfect stranger. In public yet. Letting his hands roam all over her. Wanting his hands on her.
The sensible switch in her brain must have been turned off. Her body was in control now.  She moaned and pressed even harder against him. Who was she kidding? No part of her was in control, she was simply reacting. Her body throbbed with desire. Her panties were wet. Her nipples prickled with need.

His cream-colored shirt was soft as she gathered the fabric in her fists. She wanted to pull him closer. Wanted to crawl inside him. What was it about this cowboy that made her feel more intensely than she ever had before?

They weren’t even pretending to be dancing anymore. His lips were bruising as they captured her mouth, feeding on her, drinking her in. His hands tangled with her hair and held her head in place. She grasped his muscular upper arms and held on tight.

Gradually, the kissing gentled. She wanted to cry when he slid his tongue out of her mouth, leaving it empty. He lightly brushed his lips over hers and she felt the smile that lifted his lips.

“You think that did the trick?”

“What?” The kiss really had turned her brain to mush.  She struggled to focus on his words. “What trick?”

His dark eyes sparkled with amusement. He probably thought it was funny that he’d kissed her senseless. No, not senseless. Her senses were on overload. Brainless. That’s what she was now. 

“Did we teach the jerk a lesson?”

The jerk? Oh. Bobby. She just nodded and stared at that lean, rugged face. Laugh lines were etched into his tan skin. What kind of idiot woman would dump this handsome cowboy?

He turned his head and the soft, brown cowboy hat shaded his face. Damn. “Looks like the band’s taking a break.”

Her brain started working again. The music wasn’t throbbing through the speakers any longer and the other dancers had returned to their seats, but they were still in a clinch in the middle of the dance floor. And somehow she’d ended up straddling one of his thighs. Now she felt a warm blush creep over her face. She slowly peeled herself away from him even as her body whimpered at the loss.
Through the buzz of arousal still running through her, she felt a burst of triumph. She didn’t have to look at Bobby to know he’d watched every stroke, every touch, every pulse of their bodies on the dance floor. She hoped he was hard and hurting and regretting the fact that he’d tossed her aside with complaints like she was too bossy and spoiled and lacking in sex appeal.

Ha. After one dance with the cowboy, she could tell Bobby a few things in which he was lacking.

Things this cowboy definitely wasn’t lacking. The guy had come to her rescue like a knight in faded denim. He’d held her in his arms as if she was something special. And acted as if she had tons of sex appeal.

Acted.

That’s right. Shauna couldn’t forget that this was all an act. Make believe. Put on for Bobby’s benefit. The cowboy was probably anxious to get rid of her now. She’d be sorry to see him walk away from her, but he’d done more than his part.

Shauna took a deep breath and pasted a wide smile on her face. “Thanks for the dance, cowboy.”

A Taste of Honey is only 99 cents and available now!

I'll be posting each title here as it re-releases, so check back here or like my Facebook page to get updates if you enjoy steamy romances. 




Hope You Had a Great 4th of July!









 We had fun! Watched a movie and had lunch. My grand-daughter was watching the TV, the surprised look, and in the other, she was watching the puppies. Tanner kept poking his nose at my face when I was crouching to get shots of baby. lol He's the black and tan Havanese and he loves having his picture taken. I was aiming the camera the wrong way.

Have a great weekend!!!


Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

SEAL Wolf in Too Deep–99 Cents (Limited Time!!)


Love spells danger for an alpha SEAL wolf and the woman who steals his heart in this steamy shifter romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear
 His love is dangerous
As a Navy SEAL and police diver, alpha wolf shifter Allan Rappaport knows how to handle tough situations, but the arrival of a human diving partner-especially one as attractive as Debbie Renaud-is a whole new challenge. Getting involved is dangerous, but Debbie’s offers are hard to resist. As the heat between them rises and a murder plot thickens, Allan is on the brink of exposing his biggest secret.
But she’s diving in headfirst
For Debbie, working with another top-notch diver like Allan is too good to be true, and their mutual attraction is hotter than she could have dreamed. Debbie suspects he’s hiding something, though, and she’s set on figuring it out-one off-duty rendezvous at a time. But when Debbie gets between a werewolf hunter and his intended victim, suddenly she is plunged straight into the heart of Allan’s world-a world she never knew existed.

Praise for USA Today bestseller A SEAL in Wolf ‘s Clothing:
“Delightful… The characters are spirited and realistic. You’ll be captivated.” -Thoughts in Progress
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Too-Deep-Heart/dp/1492621838

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Cougar Undercover Released!

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FBI Special Agent Addison Davidson needs a husband. Not just any guy, but someone highly skilled in weapons’ training, who has served in combat, Special Forces, hard-charging, and who can handle crises situations under pressure, unattached, and preferably is a cougar shifter like her. Captain Dan Steinacker is one hot cougar, and he takes the bait. Now someone’s trying to kill her. A mole on her team?

Now a sheriff of Yuma Town, Dan can’t quit thinking about the sexy she-cat he’s fallen hard for. He has to convince Addie he’s the cougar for her, and that means taking on the villains, whoever they are. Guns and teeth and claws readied, the cougars aim to win. Learning who and why she’s on someone’s terminal list is their only mission now—before it’s too late.

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/cougar-undercover
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073HH4X3P
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougar-undercover-terry-spear/1126661446?ean=2940158786907
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cougar-undercover/id1253949279?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Cougar_Undercover?id=-jMqDwAAQBAJ
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/733194


I was working all day on getting the ebook uploaded, and the print format done, still need to review the proof, once I get it, make changes, and send it in for review again and approve.


Hopefully it will be up in about a week. After it's approved, it takes a couple of more days before it is available. I just received the proof as we speak (you didn't know we were speaking, did you? Except I'm doing all the talking.) and that's my next job: re-reading the story today, proofing it.
Then I'm back to Falcon Fae. It just needs an end!



It is soooo hot today, and sticky humid, I feel I'm in the jungle. I know I'm supposed to be writing about Christmas for Billionaire, but I keep wanting to write about jaguars in the jungle. Billionaire has a deadline though. But maybe, I can write jaguar after that. I still want to write another polar bear shifter and my next Highland story.


I wish I could write faster.

Have a great one!!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears