Her Dangerous Mistake is a TRR Top Pick!

The Romance Reviews loved Her Dangerous Mistake! — 5 Star Review!

“This book is a fast-paced page turner, full of romance and shadowy intentions. Moira is a strong character, although she doesn’t think she is. Neil is used to fighting his parents and the council by himself. Put these two together and you get an intriguing story that will definitely leave you wanting more.”

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Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Shifters, May-Dec, Rubenesque, Suspense
Word Count: 52,430

Moira is on the run—her apartment has been trashed, her bank account hacked, and someone is stalking her. Only one man is dangerous enough to keep her safe … that is, if she can convince him to help her. Neil Deven used to be her father’s best friend until betrayal turned him violent. Neil disappeared, and finding him might be the biggest mistake of her life, but Moira won’t survive alone.

Neil remembers Moira as a sweet little girl caught in the middle of her father’s criminal life. The gorgeous woman who shows up at his door is anything but a child, but he’s already got problems. Dragon shifters are a dying race with no way to change form, yet Neil’s powers keep growing. And Moira stirs long lost instincts—he can’t deny her need. He must protect the woman who will be his mate, or die trying.

Story Excerpt:

Neil unbuttoned his jeans and eased them down, letting out a breath when his erection finally sprang free of its prison. He kicked the fabric away, then palmed his cock. Pre-cum wet the tip. He thumbed over the sensitive skin, shuddering. He glanced at Moira, sleeping on his sofa. His erection swelled even more, as if he needed the reminder that this arousal was all for her. “Fuck,” he muttered, walking back to the bed. He’d never be able to function if this didn’t subside. He wanted Moira more than he’d ever wanted another woman. Thoughts of his father, the Council, and the men chasing after Moira shredded down to nothing in the face of his need.

“Neil?” Moira mumbled, rolling over.

He froze before he could sit down, hand full of hard-on. “Yeah?” his voice cracked. He cleared his throat and tried again. “You okay?” He deliberately ignored the jeans on the floor. Hell, he wanted her to see him like this. He couldn’t deny it.

She opened her eyes sleepily. When she caught sight of him standing nude, she gasped.

Neil swallowed as the look on her face enflamed him even more, and then he mentally gave up the fight to keep away. His hand stroked down and then up his shaft as he returned her gaze, letting his desire show on his face. He knew his eyes would be gold in this light. He wondered if that would scare her.

“What are you doing?” Her voice trembled. She put a hand to her mouth as if to hide her bewilderment, but he saw how her gaze flicked down to his groin, then back up again. Her delicate skin took on a pink hue.

He smiled tightly, even as his fist squeezed his erection. “I’m trying to be a gentleman.” Maybe with her watching he could climax and this ridiculous attraction to her would subside. He stroked himself again. “And I’m failing.” He slid his other hand down and cupped his balls. The jolt of pleasure that shot through him made him suck in a harsh breath.

“I’ll just go—” She stumbled off the sofa, almost falling onto the glass coffee table.

Neil was at her side keeping her from falling before he could consciously make the decision to move. He put his hands on her shoulders. “Careful.” His voice had gone low and soft. His dragon half roared in his head as Moira lifted her face to him. “You don’t want to break the glass.”

“I’m sorry,” she whispered, but didn’t seem any more able to walk away from him than he could from her.

“Jesus Christ,” Neil muttered as his palms felt her warmth. She smelled like lavender and mint. Like everything he ever wanted. The soft blush on her face made him want to kiss her gently. Her full lips made him want to bite her. “Don’t be sorry. I’m the one who’s sorry,” he rasped as his instincts pushed at him again. Blue flames licked the ceiling of the apartment as his self-control wavered, but Neil no longer cared. Even if the building burned around him, he had to have her.

Moira frowned. “For what?” She kept her eyes firmly above his shoulders. She didn’t seem to notice the fire.

“For this.” He leaned in and kissed her, nibbling at her lips until she opened her mouth. He wrapped his arms around her as he licked inside, groaning when his cock brushed her hip. Her clothes scraped the sensitive head of his erection, but the pain felt good. He sank his hands into her hair, holding her head exactly where he wanted it. She was so soft and small he knew he could break her without even trying. Guilt scraped at him, but not enough to make him stop.

“Oh my God, Neil,” she said, voice breaking when he finally released her mouth to kiss down her jaw. “What are you doing?” She shuddered. “You’re naked.”

“I’ve got to have you,” he said, hands busy at her shirt. He lifted it up and over her head with one swift movement. “Please, Moira.”

She shivered, hands covering her breasts, but Neil already had her bra unfastened. He drew it forward and down her arms, then off entirely, mouth watering. Her skin was so delicate he worried he’d mark her with his desperation, and then he decided he wanted to mark her.

Mine, he thought, bending down to bite at the juncture of her neck and shoulder. His hands went to her breasts, pushing her fingers out of the way. “You’re gorgeous,” he said against her skin, more enamored with her courage than he was with her body. He sat on the coffee table and drew her in between his legs. “So strong.” He kissed down to her breast and took the tip in his mouth, suckling soft at first, and then hard enough to make her cry out. How could a woman tough enough to run away from everything she’d ever known be so fragile? He sucked his way across to her other breast, inhaling her essence as he trapped her between his thighs. His erection oozed pre-cum as it brushed against her legs.

“This is impossible,” she cried, threading her fingers into his hair and squeezing. She clearly didn’t want him to stop. He bit her nipple a little harder, encouraged when she moaned.

“You don’t want me.” Her grip tightened. “I’m overweight and too young. And weak.”

“Don’t want you?” Neil tipped his head back into her palms, stung. “Yes, I do. More than anything.” He cupped both her breasts and flicked his thumbs over her nipples until they puckered tightly. “And weak isn’t the word I’d use for you, Moira. You’re beautiful, and courageous.”

She trembled.

Neil grinned fiercely. “Believe me, I know what I want. I know that I shouldn’t want you, but I’m tired of fighting myself. You’re mine, Moira. You’re perfect.”

“You’re crazy,” she whispered, staring at him, lips red from his teeth. “We barely know each other.”

“Not true.” He leaned up and kissed her again, smiling against her mouth when she moaned. “Say yes, Moira. Let me make love to you.”

Coffee Time Romance gave Alpha Shaman 5 cups!

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I’m so happy that Coffee Time Romance liked Alpha Shaman!

“All I can say is WOW! Absolutely adored this sequel to Rock Star Baby! Ms. Leaf has done it again and I cannot wait for Book 3. The romance between Josh and Gerulf is hot enough to singe eyebrows, and the love scenes are emotional and sexy. The world building just keeps getting better and better, and it was so cool getting to see characters from the first book and how they are evolving along with the story line in this book. The suspense is off the charts as well, as Josh and Gerulf and their pack try to find and defeat their enemy. The hints we get about Ryan and Josh’s cousins in this book are enough to make this reader salivate for the next installment of Bad Oak Boys. Quite simply, if you loved the first book, then you are going to be screaming for the next one by the time you finish Alpha Shaman. I for one cannot wait, just stellar writing all the way around. This one is a keeper for sure!”

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Gay Romance, Shifters, Paranormal, Erotic Romance
Word Count: 56,260
Heat Level: 4
Published By: Evernight Publishing

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The world isn’t ready for a rock star werewolf, but Josh Oakley can’t stop biology. When his brother sends sexy wolf shaman Gerwulf to help him, instinct is too mild a word for how he feels. Gerwulf calls to his animal in a way that defies logic.

Gerwulf knows Josh is his mate the moment they meet, but he doesn’t like guys and he doesn’t intend to bond with anyone. He’ll help the musician control his wolf, but getting too close isn’t his intention. Besides, he wouldn’t know what to do with a man in his bed.

Of course, shifters can’t dodge fate—a crisis forces Josh and Gerwulf to accept their connection just in time to save Forst Pack from an old enemy. When biology ties them together beyond even a mating bond, will they be able to move past their fear and into a future that holds more than they ever expected?

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NOR Top Pick for The Billionaire’s Bodyguard!!

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The Billionaire’s Bodyguard is a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!

The connection between Jesse and Alex is intense. I loved that Jesse and Alex have a great friendship that goes beyond what most people have. . . . The sex scenes were blistering.

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Gay (MM), Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Word Count: 35,130
Heat Level: 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing

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Billionaire Alex Roman needs a bodyguard. His best friend, Jesse Emerson, an ex-Security Forces Specialist, needs a job. What could possibly go wrong?

Jesse thinks protecting Alex will be a piece of cake. He’ll get to spend quality time with his oldest friend while avoiding his ex-girlfriend. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Why would Alex introduce him to everyone as his lover? And why didn’t Alex tell him about the threatening notes he’s been receiving for months?

Alex has been in love with Jesse for years, not that he’d ever admit it to his best friend, but he’s not above making a practical joke out of it. Telling everyone that Jesse is his boyfriend will go a long way toward relieving the stress of the threats he’s been plagued with recently. Unfortunately, when someone tries to shoot him at a charity gala, he discovers that maybe he needs Jesse’s skills more than he realized…

…because sometimes a billionaire’s best friend is the fake boyfriend who’s really his bodyguard.
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What are people saying about The Billionaire’s Bodyguard?

Redz World Reviews – 5 shooting stars!

“When you want a beautiful love story between two unforgettable friends this is the book to pick up.”

Manic Readers – 5 stars!

“Ms. Leaf wove Jesse’s conflicting feelings and growing desire for Alex with a suspenseful plot. I loved that she kept you guessing at not only would they or wouldn’t they with a story line that kept you wondering who done it.”

Multi Tasking Mommas Book Reviews – 4 stars!

“This was  a really fast, light and heated read and I cannot help but grin stupid over this.”

Hearts on Fire Reviews – 4 stars!

“I appreciated that even though these guys have been partners in every way but sex, it took a bit for Jesse to realize it. Not so much a bi for you as much as an “I want Alex”. Bonus points for the fact that first time sex hurt! Real world, even for billionaires and bodyguards!”

Cocktails and Books – 4 stars!

“Erin M Leaf put together the perfect book with just enough romance, intrigue, and mystery.  Oh, and then there’s the sex…lots and lots of really hot sex.”

 

 

5 stars for The Billionaire’s Bodyguard!!

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The Billionaire’s Bodyguard received 5 shooting stars at Redz World Reviews!

When you want a beautiful love story between two unforgettable friends this is the book to pick up.

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The Billionaire’s Bodyguard received 5  stars at Manic Readers!

Ms. Leaf wove Jesse’s conflicting feelings and growing desire for Alex with a suspenseful plot.

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Gay (MM), Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Word Count: 35,130
Heat Level: 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing

Click here to read an excerpt.

Billionaire Alex Roman needs a bodyguard. His best friend, Jesse Emerson, an ex-Security Forces Specialist, needs a job. What could possibly go wrong?

Jesse thinks protecting Alex will be a piece of cake. He’ll get to spend quality time with his oldest friend while avoiding his ex-girlfriend. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Why would Alex introduce him to everyone as his lover? And why didn’t Alex tell him about the threatening notes he’s been receiving for months?

Alex has been in love with Jesse for years, not that he’d ever admit it to his best friend, but he’s not above making a practical joke out of it. Telling everyone that Jesse is his boyfriend will go a long way toward relieving the stress of the threats he’s been plagued with recently. Unfortunately, when someone tries to shoot him at a charity gala, he discovers that maybe he needs Jesse’s skills more than he realized…

…because sometimes a billionaire’s best friend is the fake boyfriend who’s really his bodyguard.
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LITTLE DOVE – long teaser excerpt

I wrote one of my favorite stories, LITTLE DOVE, a little over a year ago. A few days ago, I received a new review (5 hoots!) from Talk Books to Me:

As the two connect, literally physically connect, they bond emotionally. While this is a super short read and the premise of the story is all laid out in the summary, this novella is so worth the read. A perfect warm up with a glass of wine for a Saturday night! Enjoy!

This story has received FIVE 5 star reviews! BDSM Book Reviews gave it 5 out of 5 paddles! Nocturne Romance Reads gave it 5 hoots!

In celebration, I’m sharing a long excerpt from my favorite short story (with my favorite cover-isn’t it gorgeous?). I hope you like it!

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BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Rubenesque, Romance on the Go, MF
Word Count: 10,800
Heat Level 4
Published By: Evernight Publishing
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Lila’s friend claims that submitting to a Dom in bed is a wonderful stress-reliever, but Lila is skeptical. So when she opens the door and finds her old crush Theo waiting on the other side, she doesn’t know what to do. Since he fails to recognize her, she lets him in, accepting his offer to help her relax.

After he explains that Abby sent him, Lila reconsiders her misgivings about dominant men. When Theo ties her up and woos her with origami doves, she reconsiders her fear of letting go. When he makes love to her, she learns to fly.

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LITTLE DOVE teaser excerpt:

~Be Warned: light BDSM and adult content~

Theo kissed her hand, savoring the warmth and softness of her skin. She smelled faintly of peonies, a delicate and decadent scent in the dead of winter. She was flushed, her hair a riot of curls around her shoulders. He could see her nipples, erect against the soft fabric of her robe. She wanted this, wanted him. He’d just have to be patient and see if she chose to take what he offered or if she would let her fear send him away.

The silence stretched between them for one minute. Two. And then, quietly, she whispered yes, just when he thought she’d say no. He smiled into her palm and for a reward, kissed each finger until she trembled. His cock already ached, pressed as it was against the unforgiving placket of his jeans, but he ignored it.

“I am so happy you said that, Lila,” he murmured, inwardly delighted, outwardly calm. “Let us begin.”

Her eyes widened. “Right now?”

He nodded, smiling. “Yes, right now. What is your safe word?”

She bit her lip nervously, not realizing how erotic it looked, and replied, “Peony.”

“What do you say when you’re not sure about what we’re doing?” He stroked a finger up her arm, curious to see how she reacted. She relaxed into his touch. Good.

“Flower,” she whispered, staring at his hand.

He pinched the soft skin on the inside of her elbow, gently, not enough to hurt. “How do you feel about pain? Do you like it?”

She swallowed, pulling her arm away. “I … don’t know.” She brushed her hair out of her face. The curls sprang right back. “I mean, I’ve never really thought about it.”

He pursed his lips. “How many sexual partners have you had?”

She shoved away from the table. “Why do you need to know that?”

Hmm, touchy subject, he thought. Aloud he replied, “I don’t know you. If I’m going to take care of you, I need to know a little bit about who you are.”

“How many sexual partners have you had?” she asked, challengingly. Her defiance was ruined a bit when she stumbled over the word ‘sexual.’ It only made her more attractive to him.

“Seven,” he replied.

She stared. “That’s it?”

He shrugged. “I’m not into sleeping around, or hooking up just to get an orgasm. My right hand works fine, you know,” he said, holding up his arm. He wiggled his fingers at her.

She laughed and he breathed a sigh of relief. He didn’t want her stressed out and tense.

“So, how many partners?” he prodded.

“One,” she mumbled, bashful.

“See, that wasn’t so difficult, was it?” he asked her. Privately he was shocked. Only one guy when she was so gorgeous? Men are stupid, he thought, not for the first time.

She sighed. “What about you? How can you only have had seven partners? Abby said you’re the one who taught Steve what to do…” She trailed off.

He lifted a shoulder. “I taught him about topping, yes, and I enjoyed going to the clubs, but when it comes to myself, I like something a little more committed.”

She frowned. “Then, why are you here?”

He gave her a long look. She wasn’t stupid, that’s for certain. “Steve asked me to come. And now that I’ve met you, I like you. A lot.”

“And just like that, you decided?” She snapped her fingers.

He looked at her generous breasts, the flush rising on her face, and knew, without a doubt, that he had to have her. It didn’t hurt that she seemed familiar to him, somehow. He wasn’t sure why, but she reminded him of somebody. He couldn’t recall who right at the moment, but he’d remember eventually. He relaxed in his chair.

“I like you.” He drained the last of his water. “The more you talk, the more you show me who you truly are, and the more I like you.”

She stared at him. He stood up, smiling, and walked over, not trying to hide his erection. Her curves, her spirit, her snapping hazel eyes had him so hard it was painful to move.

“Look what you do to me,” he said, gesturing to his groin. When he was within arms reach of her, he stopped, and cupped himself. “Everything about you makes me want you more.”

She swallowed, following the movement of his fingers as he rubbed a circle into the tip of his erection. He watched her watching him and felt himself swell even more.

“May I kiss you?” he asked, stepping closer.

She nodded, licking her lips.

“God, you’re so pretty,” he murmured, right before he took her mouth.

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His lips were hot and soft and indescribably savage all at once. Lila trembled as he kissed her, hardly able to believe that the man she’d crushed on as a teenager had his hands in her hair. He nipped at her bottom lip and then soothed it with his tongue. She grabbed at him, afraid she’d fall if she didn’t hold on. He growled into her mouth and slotted a thigh between hers, rubbing his muscular leg right into her pussy. She moaned and he cupped her ass, grinding into her.

“Yeah, you’re a handful,” he murmured, biting kisses down her jaw.

She gasped. “Please, you can’t seriously find my fat behind attractive.”

He broke away, staring at her incredulously. “You think you’re fat?”

She bit her lip and nodded. “I’ve been told—”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” he muttered. “Women are so clueless about their weight.” He gripped her tighter, shoving his erection up against her belly. “Does that feel like I think you’re too fat? My cock likes you just fine. You’re beautiful.”

She shuddered as his movements pressed his thigh even harder into her body. He narrowed his eyes at her, sensing her pleasure.

“You like that,” he said, hands going to her hips.

She nodded, trying not to squirm. God, he’s so big, she thought, still trying to wrap her brain around the idea that this was Theo. Kissing her. Hard for her.

“I can’t hear you,” he murmured, kissing the soft spot under her ear. “Do you like when I do this?” He moved his thigh against her pussy.

She gulped. “Yes.”

He nipped her and stepped back. “Say ‘Yes, Theodore.’”

She frowned, confused. What did he want from her?

“I’m going to make love to you now and that’s how I want you to address me. Any other time, you can call me Theo, but when you’re submitting to me, I want you to call me Theodore. Do you understand?” He punctuated the explanation with a kiss to her shoulder.

She trembled. Was he joking? He lifted his head, and she could see the command in his eyes. He was completely serious. She struggled with it, not wanting to give into him, but abruptly she realized how silly she was being. What would it hurt to call him that?

“Yes, I understand, Theodore,” she said, surprised at how breathy her voice had become. Just thinking of him as Theodore changed things. Made what they were doing more real. Hotter.

“Good girl,” he said, smiling. “Let’s go to the bed.” He tugged on her robe, leading her across the room until she was sitting on the edge. “I’m going to undress you now.”

“Aren’t you going to—” She couldn’t say it. Instead, she fingered his t-shirt. She wanted to see him nude, but at the same time, felt a bit scared of what it would mean.

He shook his head. “Not yet,” he said, kissing her again. By the time he lifted his head, her robe was undone. He trailed his lips down her collarbone. Mmm, no pajamas?”

She blushed. “I thought I would be alone.”

He grinned into her skin. “I’m not complaining.” He pushed the edge of her robe off her shoulder.

Lila stifled the urge to cross her hands over her breasts. When he ran his fingers over her, she was glad she hadn’t tried to hide.

“Beautiful,” he breathed, then dipped his head down.

Lila looked at him, almost unbearably aroused by the sight of Theodore’s lips closing over her nipple. She cried out when he bit her, the spark of pain going straight to her pussy.

“Hmm, you do like a bit of pain, I see,” he murmured, moving to the other breast. He did the same, and she squeezed her thighs together. God, she was so wet.

“Stand up for me, little dove,” he said, urging her to her feet.

“What did you call me?” she asked as she stood.

He kissed her on the lips. She opened to him, wanting more. He broke the kiss way too soon.

“I called you, little dove. I want to teach you how to fly. You’re like a beautiful, lush, pink petal, all sweet on the outside.” To her shock, he slid a finger down between her thighs and rubbed at her clit. “And spicy on the inside.”

“Oh my God, Theodore.” She dug her fingers into his arm.

“Yeah, that’s it,” he murmured, rubbing circles into the swollen bundle of nerves—just enough to make her crazy, but not enough for her to come.

“You’re hot and sweet and beautiful, but I can see you’re also tired and sad. And I think you need a way to just let go, fly off into the sky. Little dove.”