My books… organized

In case anyone was wondering how many books I’ve published, when, and what kind——>here is your answer! I’ve listed them by type, series, genre, relationship type, date, etc. As Erin M. Leaf, I write edgy erotic romance: mf, mm, mmf menage, bdsm. I write sci-fi, new adult, May/Dec, suspense, humor, contemporary, futuristic, interracial, paranormal, fantasy….

Yes. I like stories. A lot of stories. 🙂

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Planet Alpha (sci-fi)

The year is 2050. Earth is quickly becoming uninhabitable. The seven continents are shrinking as flooding devastates the land masses. Crime and disorder are rampant among the dwindling human population.

There are only two safe havens in the galaxy capable of supporting humanoid life. Xyran is a world of power-hungry demons and Planet Alpha is home to a fearless warrior race.

The males on Planet Alpha need mates. Infertility has plagued their race for decades. The answer lies on Earth where tempting females are waiting to be saved. When their enemies attempt to claim the spoils of a dying world, only the strongest will get their prize.

broken    damaged

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Romance on the Go (short stories)

Not enough hours in the day? Need your romance fix?

Evernight’s Romance on the Go stories are the perfect length to enjoy in the waiting room, on the bus, during breaks, or in bed at night.

karma-bites    shanes-submission    little-dove    

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Bad Oak Boys Series (MM shifter)

Bad Oak isn’t just a rock band, it’s a family. And when the boys meet Forst Pack, instinct rules…

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Blue’s Boys Series (menage short stories)

Blue is a thief. Matt and Liam are cops. When they meet, all hell breaks loose!

thief1l    cops1l    beloved1l

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The Billionaire’s Bodyguard Series (MM suspense)

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

billionaires-bodyguard    theblizzard    bettertogether

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Stronghold Series (sci-fi)

The Sentries are territorial, guarded, and relentless in their duty to defend humanity from a secret, deadly menace. In order to remain vigilant, these semi-immortal men must remain aloof and solitary. No one, not even their true mate, will distract them from their mission to protect Earth from annihilation…

dark    dusk

Day – forthcoming

Dawn – forthcoming

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Angel Shifters Series (paranormal)

Have you ever wondered where angels come from? Would you believe that they’ve always been among us, a separate species with different gifts and different goals, but the same dedication to doing good in the world? And what happens when demons can insinuate themselves even into the strong of heart? Enter into the world of my Angel Shifters and find out more…

angels-honor     angels-power     angels-blade     angels-shield

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Four-Letter Word Series (contemporary)

Chance encounters never really go anywhere, do they? But what if you kept running into the same two people again and again? What if those encounters made you realize just how much you yearned for the kind of love you never thought you would ever experience? Would you take a chance and let it happen?

        LICK

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Dream Marked Series (paranormal)

What would you do if you started dreaming about the same two people every night—dreams that felt so real the emotions persisted even after you woke up? What if those dreams convinced you that those two people were real? What would you do if you discovered you weren’t going crazy? That you were truly bonding to your soul-mates? Would you give in and let it happen? Read the Dream-Marked series and find out. . .

            Marked Mates

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Anthologies (contemporary)

    

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Standalone Novels

BitterBiteevernightulishing-jayaheer2015-finalimage    captivefire1l    joyful-devastation    YTSS    mrrockstar    KFC    something-shifty    

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Booklist by publication date:

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Booklist by series:

Planet Alpha – an Evernight exclusive series:

  • Broken – Planet Alpha #2, May 16, 2014
  • Damaged – Planet Alpha, July 11, 2014

Romance on the Go short stories:

Bad Oak Boys series:

Blue’s Boys series – short stories:

  • Thief – Blue’s Boys #1, October 29, 2014
  • Cops – Blue’s Boys #2, , December 2, 2014
  • Beloved – Blue’s Boys #3, December 18, 2014

The Billionaire’s Bodyguard series:

Stronghold series:

  • Dark – Stronghold #1, July 30, 2014
  • Dusk, forthcoming
  • Day, forthcoming
  • Dawn, forthcoming

Angel Shifters series:

Four-Letter Word series:

Dream Marked series:

Anthologies:

Standalone novels:

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Booklist by type:

Menage – MMF:

  • Thief – Blue’s Boys #1, October 29, 2014
  • Cops – Blue’s Boys #2, , December 2, 2014
  • Beloved – Blue’s Boys #3, December 18, 2014
  • Broken – Planet Alpha #2, May 16, 2014
  • Damaged – Planet Alpha, July 11, 2014

MF:

Gay Romance – MM:

Lesbian Romance – FF:

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I publish through Evernight Publishing and Siren-BookStrand. My books are usually released in e-book form at the publisher’s website in a variety of formats and can also be found at AmazonBarnes & NobleBookStrandAReSmashwordsiBookstoreKobo, etc.

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I also publish (mf) erotic romance under my pen name Marie E. Blossom:

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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Click here to read an excerpt.

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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Today’s the day to get Risk Is A Four-Letter Word…. free!

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All Romance eBooks is offering free books all month long! The first book in my Four-Letter Word series is available today! Check out Risk Is A Four-Letter Word at ARe… download it for free… see if you like it. If you do, there are two other books in the series just waiting for you to pick them up!

Risk Is A Four-Letter Word   Kiss Is A Four-Letter Word   LICK

Chance encounters never really go anywhere, do they? But what if you kept running into the same two people again and again? What if those encounters made you realize just how much you yearned for the kind of love you never thought you would ever experience? Would you take a chance and let it happen?

The Four-Letter Word series is all about taking a chance when a chance encounter convinces my heroines that the universe is trying to tell them something. Don’t worry, you can read them out of order, so feel free to pick and choose at will! Take a chance…

What’s in a series….. free ebook!

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All Romance eBooks is offering free books all month long! The first book in my Four-Letter Word series will be available on Friday, September 13! Check out Risk Is A Four-Letter Word at ARe on Friday… download it for free… see if you like it. If you do, there are two other books in the series, just waiting for you to pick them up!

Risk Is A Four-Letter Word   Kiss Is A Four-Letter Word   LICK

Chance encounters never really go anywhere, do they? But what if you kept running into the same two people again and again? What if those encounters made you realize just how much you yearned for the kind of love you never thought you would ever experience? Would you take a chance and let it happen?

The Four-Letter Word series is all about taking a chance when a chance encounter convinces my heroines that the universe is trying to tell them something. Don’t worry, you can read them out of order, so feel free to pick and choose at will! Take a chance…

Try Romance on the Go with Evernight for a quick summer read!

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Do you ever feel there are not enough hours in the day? 
Evernight has the answer to your time crunch…

Meet Romance on the Go, our line of sexy short stories to fill those small blocks of time in your day. They’re the perfect length to enjoy while waiting for an appointment, traveling or during a lunch break. Romance on the Go books also make perfect bedtime stories.

The entire Romance on the Go line is 25% off on our site from July 1st – 15th. Now’s the perfect chance to try a new-to-you author or sub-genre. Romance on the Go offers something for everyone!

Here are just a few of our Romance on the Go titles. Click here for our full line of short stories and pick up a few for your summer reading pleasure!

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I have two Romance on the Go titles right now. Click on the cover to get them from Evernight 25% off!!! Discount taken at checkout.
little-dove     Love Desperately

Length… explained

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No! Not that kind of length—get your mind out of the gutter!

I’m talking about book length. One of my publishers (Evernight) has a novelette line called Romance on the Go, and I’ve noticed that a lot of readers are confused about length and word count.

There are a bunch of different opinions on how long a novel should be, as well as a short story or novella, but generally speaking, here is a short cheat sheet you can use so you know what you’re getting:

  • Short Short Story = up to 7,500 words
  • Short Story/Novelette (Romance on the Go titles) = 8,000 to 12,000 words
  • Novella = 20,000 to 40,000 or 50,000 words
  • Novel = 40,000 or 50,000 words and up
  • Epic OMG this is going to take forever to read = 100,000 words and up

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For some comparison shopping, here is some more info:

little-dove Little Dove is 10,850 words

Kiss Is A Four-Letter Word Kiss Is A Four-Letter word is 40,600 words

Appassionato released! Appassionato is 64,657 words

something-shifty Something Shifty is 40,680 words (releases Thursday!)

Five books that take zero energy to read which makes me happy

There’s this little known fact of life about being a writer that no one tells you: it takes a LOT of freaking time to write a book. Most of us have to give something up in order to manage it. Some people give up sleep (which just-NO). Some give up being nice (let the spouse do all the work-also NO). Some give up food, clothes, and other essentials like bathing (NO NO NO).

I gave up … reading.

Seriously. I have so little time leftover after cooking and doing stuff with the family and sleeping and exercising, that I’ve been trying to fit reading in while I eat lunch. And during bathroom breaks (which is kinda TMI, isn’t it? Sorry…). Sometimes I read during commercials while I’m watching tv with the family, but with DVRing most of our shows, that leaves me about ten seconds.

So, I’ve begun reading stuff I’ve already read a thousand times. I know what happens. I know the characters. Practically no mental energy is used up trying to get into a book and then getting interrupted by life and then … well, forgetting the names of the characters.

I tend to reread things that make me either laugh or sob uncontrollably (and no, I don’t know what that says about my mental landscape, and I don’t have the time to figure it out, either, so we’ll all just have to deal).

Without further ado, here is my list:

Indiscreet

Indiscreet by Kasey Michaels

Hysterical. I mean, I need tissues when I read this because it opens with a scene where the main characters’ parents fall off a balcony while boinking. I generally laugh so hard I cry.

*****

AViewtoaKiss

A View to a Kiss by Caroline Linden

The hero is a spy. He wears a disguise … an UGLY disguise. The girl falls for him anyway. Totally awesome.

*****

BrideHuntBall

At the Bride Hunt Ball by Olivia Parker

In one scene the heroine throws a fruit at the hero’s forehead and he goes DOWN–>so freaking funny!

*****

SilentMelody

Silent Melody by Mary Balogh

This is seriously old-school romance (well, not for me, I started reading romances long before 1997, but still, you get the idea). The heroine is deaf. The hero is the only one who thinks she has a brain. Sigh-worthy, heartbreaking romance in this book.

*****

AtrociousLies

I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl by Laurie Notaro

Um, do I really have to explain this one? I mean, look at the title, come on! That’s funny! This is the one non-fiction book in the list, but I have to admit, I bet Ms. Notaro took some liberties with the hilarious stories in the book. She’s possibly a connoisseur of hyperbole, of which I heartily approve.