KARMA BITES releasing April 22!

I just discovered that my new short story, KARMA BITES, is releasing next Tuesday! I’m so excited that I posted a teaser excerpt for your reading pleasure–>

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Gay, BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Romance on the Go, Humor
Word Count: 11,500
Heat Level 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing
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Boyd will do anything to avoid his cousin Coco—even pretend to be gay. He’s visiting his dad who’s got a broken arm, and all he wants is for her to leave him alone, so Boyd calls his best friend for help. His father swears that karma is going to bite him on his butt for lying, but Boyd can’t think of any other way to extricate himself from Coco’s clutches.

Harrison will do anything for his best friend—even pretend to be his boyfriend, because he’s awesome like that. Once he arrives, though, Boyd surprises him with a “practice” kiss, which is just totally uncalled for. Before Harrison can fend him off, they’re on the bed making out. How does he get into these crazy situations? Oh yeah, Boyd and his wacky ideas. Harrison’s going to make him pay for this (even if he kind of secretly enjoyed it), because that’s how karma works.

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, bondage, MM sex

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Story Excerpt:

Boyd moved in before he lost his nerve. Harrison’s eyes went wide, and then their lips collided. To his shock, it didn’t feel all that different from kissing a woman. Harrison’s mouth was soft and he smelled faintly of mint. Boyd cupped his cheek, momentarily surprised by the prickly stubble, but then Harrison inhaled and the kiss deepened. Boyd gasped as Harrison licked inside, grabbing his arms.

Oh my God, he thought, shocked as arousal shot through him. Harrison’s hands tightened, and Boyd slid his arm around his friend’s neck, kissing harder. Harrison growled as Boyd pressed their bodies together. His cock was rock hard and he had no idea when that had happened. He wasn’t sure he cared. He just knew he wanted more.

Unexpectedly, Harrison slotted his leg between Boyd’s, putting pressure in all the right places. The firm insistence of his best friend’s erection against his body had him gulping air. Harrison broke the kiss and backed up, eyes wild. Boyd stared at him, trying to deal with the insane hotness of what had just happened.

“What the fuck was that?” Harrison asked, voice cracking.

Boyd shook his head mutely. He really couldn’t talk right now. His cock was jammed into the crease of his jeans, pinching things that shouldn’t be smooshed. He reached down to adjust himself. When he looked back up, he realized Harrison was staring at his groin. He slowly slid his hand to his hip, watching Harrison watch him.

That’s so fucking hot, he thought, rattled. “I’m sorry,” he said aloud, stepping further back. His hip knocked against the dresser by the window and he grabbed on, needing the stability.

“Jesus, Boyd,” Harrison muttered, still staring. Abruptly, he strode forward and grabbed Boyd by the shirt.

Boyd braced himself for a punch, but instead, Harrison kissed him again. His mouth was hot and sweet and Boyd moaned even as he trembled.

“Shit,” Harrison said, biting Boyd’s lower lip. “Shit.”

Boyd agreed, but he didn’t move away. He wanted more. A lot more. When Harrison finally broke off, Boyd slumped against the dresser, hot and flushed and really fucking confused.

“Shit,” Harrison said again, green eyes burning with intensity. His sandy hair was tousled and Boyd stifled the urge to run his fingers through it.

“That didn’t quite go like I’d planned it,” Boyd said, clenching his fists.

Harrison laughed. “I’ll bet. What the hell were you trying to do, anyway?”

Boyd cleared his throat and looked away. “I figured we could kiss in front of Coco so she would get the hint.”

Harrison backed up and sat on the bed, shaking his head. “Dude.”

“I know. Major fail.”

Harrison looked at the ceiling. “So, have you ever kissed a guy before?”

Boyd snorted. “Uh, no.” When the hell would he have done that?

“Yeah, me neither.”

They were silent for a bit. Then Harrison asked another question. “Did you know?”

“Know what?” Boyd frowned.

“That you’d like it.”

He shoved off from the dresser, ignoring the squeak of the wood. “Shit.” He started pacing at the foot of the bed. “Maybe it’s you.”

“What the hell is that supposed to mean?” Harrison asked, a hint of irritation in his voice. He leaned back, looking like sex on a stick.

Boyd pinched the bridge of his nose. “Maybe it’s because you’re my best friend. And we’ve known each other forever. That could be why.”

Harrison grimaced. “Years of familiarity can not make up for my lack of boobs, trust me.” Ridiculously, he ran his hands down his chest.

Boyd choked. How did Harrison do that? Just when he began to panic, his best friend made him laugh. “I just mean that you know I care for you. Maybe that’s what made it so…” He flapped his hands suggestively.

Harrison raised his eyebrows. “So… what?”

Boyd steeled himself. He was not a coward. “Hot.”

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.”

The Romance Reviews loved Little Dove!

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I’m so happy that The Romance Reviews enjoyed Little Dove. Here’s some of the review:

Rating: 4 Stars!

I found the story to be well-written and sexy. The love scene was exciting with some light bondage, light anal play and some play with a willow.

Read the rest of the review.

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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.

Be Warned: light BDSM, sex toys, spanking with willow switch

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Shane’s Submission is a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

I’m so happy that Night Owl Reviews enjoyed Shane’s Submission. Here’s some of the review:

Rating: 4.5 stars!

The chemistry between Leo and Shane is blistering hot. These two are made for each other even though Shane has not even fully realized it yet. I loved how quickly he embraced it though. I also liked that he did not have a meltdown about having sex with his best friend that just happened to be a guy.

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Shane and Leo have been best friends forever: through high school, dating disasters, and family losses. Lately though, Shane has been feeling more and more unsettled. His girlfriend dumped him because he wouldn’t spank her, and he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he and Leo shared in high school, long before life happened and they grew up.

When Leo confronts Shane about his depression, the whole, unpleasant story about the breakup comes spilling out. Leo offers to spank Shane so he can understand the appeal, and shockingly, Shane wants to agree, but both of them are straight and he’s not sure it’s a good idea. Besides, he’s not into pain and he feels weird asking his best friend for sexual advice—Leo is too important to him to risk their friendship over something like this. So what if he can’t figure out why the idea is so intriguing?

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, breath play

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Shane’s Submission is a bestseller!

Shane’s Submission is a bestseller at All Romance eBooks and at Amazon. I’m kind of really sort of maybe possibly thrilled. 😀

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Shane and Leo have been best friends forever: through high school, dating disasters, and family losses. Lately though, Shane has been feeling more and more unsettled. His girlfriend dumped him because he wouldn’t spank her, and he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he and Leo shared in high school, long before life happened and they grew up.

When Leo confronts Shane about his depression, the whole, unpleasant story about the breakup comes spilling out. Leo offers to spank Shane so he can understand the appeal, and shockingly, Shane wants to agree, but both of them are straight and he’s not sure it’s a good idea. Besides, he’s not into pain and he feels weird asking his best friend for sexual advice—Leo is too important to him to risk their friendship over something like this. So what if he can’t figure out why the idea is so intriguing?

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, breath play

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Shane’s Submission release day!

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Description:

Shane and Leo have been best friends forever: through high school, dating disasters, and family losses. Lately though, Shane has been feeling more and more unsettled. His girlfriend dumped him because he wouldn’t spank her, and he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he and Leo shared in high school, long before life happened and they grew up.

When Leo confronts Shane about his depression, the whole, unpleasant story about the breakup comes spilling out. Leo offers to spank Shane so he can understand the appeal, and shockingly, Shane wants to agree, but both of them are straight and he’s not sure it’s a good idea. Besides, he’s not into pain and he feels weird asking his best friend for sexual advice—Leo is too important to him to risk their friendship over something like this. So what if he can’t figure out why the idea is so intriguing?

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, breath play

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Cover Reveal: Shane’s Submission

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Shane’s Submission coming July 24th, 2013!

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Shane and Leo have been best friends forever: through high school, dating disasters, and family losses. Lately though, Shane has been feeling more and more unsettled. His girlfriend dumped him because he wouldn’t spank her, and he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he and Leo shared in high school, long before life happened and they grew up.

When Leo confronts Shane about his depression, the whole, unpleasant story about the breakup comes spilling out. Leo offers to spank Shane so he can understand the appeal, and shockingly, Shane wants to agree, but both of them are straight and he’s not sure it’s a good idea. Besides, he’s not into pain and he feels weird asking his best friend for sexual advice—Leo is too important to him to risk their friendship over something like this. So what if he can’t figure out why the idea is so intriguing?

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, breath play

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Who loves Little Dove?

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I know this is a short and sweet little story, albeit short and sweet with a willow switch and scarves and origami in delicate places, but it’s one of my favorites that I’ve written. I’m pretty excited that readers are enjoying it.

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Midnight Magic Reviews gave it 5 Midnight Magic Girls!

“Ooooh, how naughty! Little Dove is an exciting erotic escape. Ms. Leaf does a wonderful job with a few heated pages (I believe it was a little over thirty). But even though it’s short, it’s full of submission, trust, and origami doves… who could ask for more? Spend a late night with this tingling story, you won’t be sorry!”

Not Now… Mommy’s Reading gave it 5 Tubs!

“The characters were so well done, thought out and perfect that I could have known them for all my life. I was able to really see into their lives instead of just “reading about it.” I was able to feel Lila’s emotion, her fear about trusting Theo, then the heat and passion once she finally said yes. The author did a fantastic job with the details in this story.  I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves minor BDSM and romances.”

 

Little Dove Release Day!

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Today is release day! *\o/* I really hope you enjoy this story. I love it, because I loved writing Theo. He’s incredibly creative and strong and thoughtful—exactly my kind of hero.

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Description:

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.

Be Warned: light BDSM, sex toys, spanking with willow switch

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