Book Rights Reversion, Cover Reveals and Bachelor Bondage

Earlier this year, I requested rights back from my publisher for two erotic romances that were published back in 2011. Terms for obtaining rights to my books included changing the titles, obtaining new cover art and making changes to the story. While I wasn’t required to make major rewrites, the story couldn’t read exactly as-is to the finished work that was put out by the previous publisher’s editorial team.

I took the opportunity to update scenes, shorten some, lengthen others and enhance character background in each book while staying true to the heroes / heroines and their journey to a happily ever after, or happily for now. I also contracted another talented book cover designer to create some scrumptious new cover artistry. Check out Rio’s wonderful covers here:

Each story is a stand-alone read starring one hot bachelor whose heart gets tangled up in chains by one special woman. Available now at a special price ~ Bonding with the Bachelor ~ A red-hot wine-tasting, handcuffs and missing panties kind of story sure to have readers steaming up their Kindles!

Dmitri Damianos is an expert at creating software for European companies. When it comes to his personal life, he’s especially skilled at handling women. Wealthy and sought after, he makes no apologies for his lifestyle.

Then he meets Marigold, the one he can’t resist. She’s turned off on men at the moment, and a no-strings affair is the last thing on her to-do list. She’s nursing a broken heart while all Dmitri craves is up-till-dawn sex with the adorable morsel of a woman whose flair for business and sassy mouth keeps his interest sizzling. He’s determined to close the deal.

She won’t be his plaything, and baits him with outrageous relationship demands that would make any sane man run the other way. Dmitri quickly realizes a woman fresh off a break-up comes with vulnerabilities he’s not prepared to deal with. It’s all about lust. Who said anything about love? So why is he climbing up her balcony at midnight to bring her flowers he’s picked from his garden?

He can’t resist her willful ways and as their attraction deepens, he sets out to prove to her that lust can lead to love. Somehow, someway, he will make this hot-blooded ginger with the smart mouth his: heart, body and soul.

Bonding with the Bachelor

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Coming in February 2017, woot-woot!

Hotter than Desire

Harry’s made a mistake. He broke his own rules and proposed too fast, too soon to Jacinta Carr–a woman hiding one too many secrets. He has to call off the engagement. He’d been fooled once by a gold-digger and no way in hell is he falling for another con, until an explosive encounter between them turns into a wedding deal-changer when Harry is given a taste of the fire Jacey keeps under wraps. Now he wants more of the woman who stirs his hottest desires…

Jacey’s bikini boutique in downtown Honolulu is going belly-up and her moonlighting job is about to cost her the man of her dreams. Harrison Allandt, Hawaii’s former Most Eligible Bachelor, will also be back on the singles’ scene when he discovers the disastrous state of her finances, and that when the sun goes down, her clothes come off…for strangers.

It’s going to be a marriage deal-breaker.

When consequences of her choices catch up to her, what’s left of her short-lived engagement is one night with Harry. But if one night is all she has to remember him by, she’ll make it a night he will never forget and discover a secret of his own that promises to be a game-changer.

Hotter than Desire

Other news…

My long-awaited dark romantic thriller is in my editor’s hands. This is a wild and spicy, meaty contemporary suspense novel set at a Texas winery featuring one very special couple–and two other couples–whose destinies begin, and end, with Hotfoot Vineyard’s upcoming fall harvest. One of these three romances won’t have a happy ending, but sometimes…sometimes that’s the way love goes.

Thanks again for checking in. I’ll be having special prizes and paperback giveaways to celebrate this wonderful book’s upcoming release in (fingers crossed) March, 2017. I don’t have an official title yet, but for now let’s just call it Tangled Up In You.

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A Novel of Romance and Suspense — Flame by Toya Richardson

I am delighted to do a feature on my blog for author Toya Richardson, a wonderful, up and coming contemporary romance novelist from the United Kingdom. Toya is signed with Red Sage Publishing, and Little Bird Publishing House.

Toya Richardson, author, rocker chick, and lover of skellies!

Toya Richardson, author, rocker chick, supporter of writers and readers, and lover of all things skellieeee!

Set on the windblown shores of the Cornish coast, Toya’s novel, Flame, is a story of romantic suspense. Contemporary heroine, Amberley, fights to resolve her issues with an ex-partner while she builds a new life for herself, but her struggles become all too real and all too ugly when her ex’s obsession with her begins to escalate.

Flame explores the issue of violence in domestic relationships, and the emotional and physical toll that can affect all areas of a victim’s life–job, relationships, physical and mental well-being. A novel well worth reading for those who have ever been affected by abuse in domestic relationships.

Thanks again for stopping by, everyone. I hope to have some announcements soon on my upcoming release — a Texas Hill country novel, set on a vineyard in the Lone Star state.

All the best,

Lelani Black

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Holiday Blog Hop ~ Books, Gift Cards and Prizes Palooza!

Welcome to the December 2015 Erotic Fantasies Blog Hop!

In 2014, I was delighted to receive an invitation to contribute a short story to the bestselling (paid) Erotic Fantasies anthology. Now FREE! Private Lessons sizzles with heat and humor about millionaire sex-toy king, Cornelius, and his cousin’s best friend, Nerissa.

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So You Think You Can Publish? 3 Things You Should Know

Show me the money!

What money? Some writers write for years and years before they see any income from their efforts. What today’s market helps writers avoid are years of rejections, and the time-suck cycle of submitting and resubmitting your manuscript to different publishers, and waiting months to hear back from them.

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This is it! Guest Blog Post on Audiobooks and a Kindle Fire Giveaway by Taylor Evan Fulks

I am honored to welcome and share author Taylor Evan Fulks’ blog post celebrating the completion of her book’s 2-year journey from e-book to paperback, and now, an audiobook. My Prison Without Bars is a multi-award winning novel based on true events — based on Taylor’s story of enduring, and surviving, a childhood full of darkness, trauma and abuse.

I am proud to call this courageous lady my friend.

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This is it!

My 2nd Anniversary Blog GiveAway!

Yeah…I know! I can’t believe it! My journey is almost complete…It will officially end May 16th when I run in the #WarriorDash 5K obstacle run to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. I’m happy the money is going for that worthy cause, but my reasons for running are selfish, I’m afraid. This book journey has taken me from quiet, subdued, doormat, and transformed me into a Warrior for myself and Sexually Abused Children.

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Circling the Bandwagons – A Blog For Authors About Respect, and Online Kerfluffles

Are you with the bandwagon?

It seems like every year, there’s an internet beef somewhere in the writing community. Having been involved in the business for 5 years as a published writer, then tack on another decade of having been involved in writer’s groups online and at face-to-face meetings, I have two pieces of advice for new authors to avoid getting sucked into the ugly side of this industry.

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Erotic Fantasies Kindle Fire or $220.00 GC Giveaway

**12-15-14 – Contest is now CLOSED. **

Welcome to the last rafflecopter of the bestselling, and now FREE, Erotic Fantasies anthology!

While this sexy book of HOT shorts was in the process of going free on Amazon, it made profits that all 11 authors agreed to use in rafflecopters and/or gift card contest giveaways. This is the last contest for a lucky winner to win either a Kindle Fire or a $220.00 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. As a bonus, I’m giving away 3 e-books of All Hands Below, my Caribbean to Portland erotic cruise ship romance.

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