A Good Man cover reveal!

I feel a bit strange sharing book news right now, but frankly, book news is one of the things that’s keeping me happy right now.

So, in that vein, I hope you won’t mind if I share some with you! Those of you who receive my newsletter will already have the link in your inbox.

A Good Man, Handymen 1, has a new cover!

As I’ve shared, A Good Man will be re-released soon, and has found a new home at Totally Bound Publishing. I couldn’t be happier with what they’ve done with the cover, and I hope you love it too.

Preorders will begin April 28, and release day is June 9.

Please stay tuned for more details!

A haunted Toronto lighthouse and A Good Man. #amwriting

For those of you who’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’ve been hard at work on the re-release of A Good Man, Handymen 1, and I expect to be able to share a brand new cover with you soon. My Handymen series is coming to Totally Bound Publishing this year, with book 2 releasing in the fall. A Good Man has been re-edited  and I’m really proud of the journey this book has taken. Stay tuned for more!

A Good Man is set in my hometown of Toronto, Ontario, and you’ll get a lot of local flavour in this book and series. I’ve thrown in several references to some of my favourite spots in the city…including the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse!

Located on the Toronto Islands, this lighthouse dates from 1808. In fact, it is the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes. It’s best known for the ghost story that has surrounded it for years. The ghost in this case is reputed to be John Paul Radelmüller, it’s first keeper. According to local legend, the poor lighthouse keeper was murdered by two drunken soldiers from Fort York who’d come in search of his stash of bootlegged beer. When Radelmüller wouldn’t give them any, a fight broke out and they killed him, hiding his body somewhere on the site. There are various versions of the legend, but many Torontonians will tell you the lighthouse is haunted by its first keeper to this day.

Personally, I’ve always thought so. As a child, I would visit the Toronto Islands with my family, and always hoped to get a glimpse of poor old J.P.  So far, he has eluded me, but I always look for him when I go to the Islands. I couldn’t resist using this spot as one of the settings in the book, although I can assure you A Good Man is not a ghost story. It’s romance, all the way.

(all photos are my own)

A Good Man will be up for preorder April 28 and general release will be June 9.

Here’s an excerpt:

Emily threw herself at him and wrapped her arms around his torso, cutting off his words and his breath. Only when he hugged her back did he realize how hard she was quivering.
She wasn’t just crying about the old photos.
“It’s okay, Em. Let it out, sweetheart.”
The collar of his shirt grew wet but he didn’t care. Wardrobe had tons of shirts. Besides, she felt good in his arms, all soft and warm. He rubbed her shoulders and the back of her waist, exploring and familiarizing himself with her luscious body. He breathed, drinking in her scent. His nasal cavities had never known such bliss. It was like that first clear breath after a long period of congestion. His fingers were pretty happy too, enjoying the give of her body. It was all he could do not to slide them down, cup her sweet ass and pull her up against him.
Just not while she was crying over another man.
She lingered in his arms and he did nothing to push her away. In fact, it surprised him how badly he wanted to keep her there, so much so that when Emily finally extricated herself, he wanted to pull her back into his embrace. Instead, he wiped her cheeks clean of the remaining tears.
“The makeup ladies are going to kill me for making you cry.”
It might have been his imagination, but her tears made her eyes appear even greener. In fact, her entire face seemed a riot of tempting color. Each shade called to him. The crushed roses in her cheeks. Her strawberry lips, so plump and moist. Even the doeskin brown of her freckles fascinated him to no end. He wanted to count them, to kiss and mark them all.
Kissing her made a whole lot of sense right now. Kissing her senseless seemed even better.
Emily’s eyes widened. Her lips parted in invitation. Michael paused, knowing it was wrong, even though every raised hair on his arms told him it was right.
As he debated with himself for a split second, she brushed her lips against his. It was quick and soft, hunger masquerading as something platonic. Even though a spectator might have called it a friendly kiss, he knew the truth. As brief as it may have been, he felt her yield to him, even if just a little.
From the startled look in her eyes, Emily knew it too.
She took a step back. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”
“You’re right. I should have been the one to do it.” Michael licked his lips. “Your lips really do taste like strawberries.”
“Michael, I can’t.”
“I think you just did.”
“You know what I mean.” She waved her hand between their two torsos. “This. I can’t do this.”
“What? Point at my chest?”
“You’re teasing me.”
“Maybe a little. Listen, Em, I understand. As unexpected as that kiss was, as much as I want to taste your lips again, I know it’s too soon.”
“It’s too much, too soon.”
He reached for her hand. “I get it. It’s okay.”
“Thank you.”
“But that doesn’t mean I won’t be spending all my waking hours waiting for the moment I can make it happen again.”
“Michael.”
“Don’t worry. I’d never force the matter. Besides, I enjoyed having you thrust yourself at me.”
“Are you ever going to let me live it down?”
“Not in this century, sweetheart.”

A Taste of her Own Medicine by @tashalharrison.

A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE BY TASHA L. HARRISON

Stand-Alone: no
Series: A Small Town Romance
Publisher: Dirtyscribbler Press
Publication Date: December 10, 2019
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Erotic

“He looks like he could plow my north field without a horse.”

Sonja Watts needs to re-enter the workforce after divorcing her husband of thirteen years. Taking the advice of her sister Birdie and her best friend Estelle, she signs up for a six-week course for entrepreneurs; hoping that she will learn everything she needs to know to build a business to support herself and her kids.

On the first night of class, Sonja is able to ignore the fact that most of the students were younger than her by ten years or more. It was what she expected. But when the instructor walks in, she debates packing up here new twelve hundred dollar laptop and walking out.

Sonja couldn’t remember the last time she looked at a man with little more interest than she give a sturdy dining room table. She was just disinterested.

But wow, did Atlas James grab her interest.

Atlas hasn’t been interested in dating since he moved back home California. Adjusting to new found success in the town where everyone sees him as that big, geeky guy who cut grass for pocket change when they were in high school has been awkward. Aside from a couple of one night stands, he hasn’t really wanted to pursue a relationship with anyone until sweet, shy Sonja signs up for his class.

Compact, curvy, and juicy in all the right places, being in the same room Sonja Watts ignites all of those giddy feelings he felt when he had his first crush. He wants to know her and he’s pretty sure she wants to know him — despite the age difference that she seems to be so fixated on.

With her future riding on the success of her new business, Sonja has no time for distraction. Will she be able to keep her eyes on her own paper or will they remain glued to Atlas’s biceps and thick thighs?

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ABOUT TASHA L. HARRISON

Often accused of navigating life without a filter, Tasha L. Harrison has managed to brand herself as the author who crafts characters and stories that make you feel all of the feels. She writes African American, interracial and intercultural erotica and erotic romance with heroines just as brazen, emotionally messy, and dramatic as herself and heroes that love them anyway.

She lives in Upstate South Carolina with her handsome hubbie, two not-so-smallish men, and one super needy boxer dog. When she’s not writing filth, she’s riding around with the top down on her Jeep Wrangler, Amber, blasting Southern Rock and pretending she’s in love with the mountains when she really misses the ocean.

She also edits romance and erotica because love stories are her business.

Tasha’s work and information on her editing rates and services can be found at tashalharrison.com.

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Advent Calendar Giveaway! #ChristmasGiveaway #AdventCalendar #RomanceNovels

I’m thrilled to take part in the massive ADVENT CALENDAR GIVEAWAY, hosted by author Ellen Mint!

December 1st-25th

Goodies Given Away Every Day Totalling $300

https://ellenmint.blog/advent-calendar/

It’s Christmas every day with this romantic Advent Calendar giveaway. Over 20 authors have teamed up to bring you the best December. How does over $300 worth of prizes sound? 

Each day, return to the site to click on the calendar and open the door to another fantastic prize. Be swept away this holiday season by gripping romance, pampering treats, cozy gifts, and an amazing offer hidden inside the calendar. You might even find some goodies from me! (No, really. I’ve totally got goodies in there.)

The giveaway is sponsored by these wonderful authors:

Ellen Mint • Katherine McIntyre • Cassie O’Brien • Megan Slayer • Deana Birch • Jaqueline Snowe • January Bain • Sue London • Aurora Russel •l MK Dwyer • Rosanna Leo • Emma Calin • Charity Wells • D. Anne Paris • Maggie Blackbird • Mary Dean • Kait Gamble • J.P. Bowie • Brigham Vaughn • C.J. Burright • Totally Enchanted

Follow Your Heart by L.M. Spangler.

Today, I’m happy to host Totally Bound author L.M. Spangler. Her new book Follow Your Heart is now up for preorder, and available Nov. 19. Check it out!

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Blurb:

She left love behind, but he followed his heart…and her.

Paige Havalland left her career as an attorney in her father’s law firm and the older man she loved for small lake-town living. She thinks love is something she can never have because of her new career. Then Ben shows up at her bed and breakfast, throwing all her preconceived notions about love and life topsy-turvy.

Benjamin Beckett has a plan for a future in the small town of Riverbend, Pennsylvania. The possibility of a new law office and being with the woman he loves calls him from the hustle and bustle of big city living. He’s sure he can reignite the fiery passion he and Paige shared two years before but convincing her that they can overcome her notions about their relationship will be a different story.

This is Paige’s one shot at true happiness. Will she push Ben away or follow her heart to have the life of her dreams?

Excerpt:

“You can’t leave,” he objected.

I sighed. “Why does it matter so much?”

“You know you mean a lot to me, Paige.” Benjamin ‘Ben’ Beckett ran his hand through his silver-toned hair.

“My body is important to you, nothing more than that. My father left me their old house in Riverbend. I’m going to turn it into a bed and breakfast. This law shit has never been for me, I’m not lawyer material.” I faced the window.

The sun had begun to hide behind the horizon, painting the sky in shades of pink, purple, orange and blue. The end-of-the-workday whiskey I sipped burned a path down my throat into my empty stomach.

Ben grabbed me, spun me around and deposited my ass onto my desk.

“What the fuck?” I sputtered.

He pulled my skirt up my thighs and stepped between my legs.

I opened my mouth to object to the rough handling but stopped when our gazes collided. Heat smoldered deep in the depths of his blue eyes. “Look,” I said finally. “We had a lot of fun with each other, a lot of great sex. But you knew that was all it could ever be…just sex.”

Who was I kidding? I’d been head over heels in love with the man for three years, but we could never be more than what we were. I wasn’t lawyer material. I never would be. Staying on with the company after my father had passed wasn’t in the cards and I’d known for the last two and a half years that I wouldn’t stay here.

The blue of his eyes deepened in color, something I couldn’t read reflecting back at me. Lust pooled low in my belly, sending a wave of liquid heat through my core, dampening my panties. “What?” I finally questioned when I found my voice.

“Is that all I am to you, Paige? A good fuck?” He grasped my hand and placed it over his erection. “See what you do to me?”

“No, Ben. You aren’t just a ‘fuck’, as you so eloquently put it. But it can’t be more than that. It can’t.” I shrugged my shoulders.

He glared at me before crushing my body against his. “Fuck it.” He captured my lips, robbing my mind of sanity. My blood whooshed in my ears as passion flared to life. “Let me have you one last time.”

“Yes. Come to my place tonight,” I murmured between kisses.

Stepping back, he allowed me to slide off the desk and readjust my skirt.

“See you later,” I said over my shoulder.

With that, I walked away, fighting the urge to run. What have I done? I’d just invited the hottest man I’d ever known to my place this evening for what I hoped would be a marathon of sex.

I entered the ladies’ room, moved to the sink and stared at my reflection in the mirror. My doe-round blue gaze stared back, my pupils dilated. Pink flushed my pale cheeks. My chest rose and fell as my breaths came rushed.

My appearance matched my mood…horny.

Buy Links:

Totally Bound: https://www.totallybound.com/book/follow-your-heart

Books 2 Read Universal Buy link: https://books2read.com/u/m2ryJO

About the Author:

I live close to the Maryland border in South Central Pennsylvania. My husband is wonderfully supportive of me in all aspects of my life. I have a son who is currently serving our country in the U.S. Navy. My daughter is still in school. I’m blessed to have the three of them in my life.

From a young age, I remember burying my nose in a book. A love that my mother and father passed onto my brother and myself. From my passion for reading sprang my love of writing. My mind is so often full of story ideas from the wildly paranormal to contemporary. I have notebooks lying about with story outlines and character descriptions. A song or TV show can spark an idea which circles my mind until I put the idea on paper.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my family, burying my nose in a book, and watching a vast variety of television shows from crime dramas to 1970’s game shows. I’m also a graphic artist. You can see my works of art at www.designsbl.wordpress.com.

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My Handymen series is coming back at you!

It brings me such joy to be able to share some happy book news.

This week, I signed a contract with Totally Entwined Group’s Totally Bound imprint for my Handymen series! I couldn’t be more delighted.

As you may know, book 1, A Good Man was previously published. It will be republished by Totally Bound on July 21 (preorders June 16.)

Book 2, An Irresistible Force, will be published on Sept. 15 (preorders Aug 11.)

I am also thrilled to report that book 3 is in the works, and that it will eventually round out the series.

This is a wonderful chance for this series to live again, and it’s been so exciting for me to hear from readers that they are eager to discover/rediscover the series. I am so excited to work with Totally Bound and their fabulous team, and I appreciate the confidence they have shown in my work.

Stay tuned for cover reveals and other fun details!

xoxo Rosanna