Monday, December 2, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Jenn LeBlanc's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (US/International)


It's day two and we've got Jenn LeBlanc who is our hot man dealer. She first introduced us to the Illustrated Romance—a picture book for adults—and we haven't looked back since. We've gear humped, oiled models and—what the heck were we saying?

Meet Jenn:
Colorado. Canon. Curls. CJs. Chuck Norris.

Born and raised in a household of other people’s children in this beautiful state —very nearly with a camera in hand— Jenn LeBlanc never left. She started her own family, got used to the curls, went to college, built a CJ, started a business, and totally beat the daylights out of Chuck Norris, all with a camera in hand.

Spending her days in parenting chat rooms she got highly adept with one-handed typing and she can still type just about as fast with one hand as she can with two. It’s a great talent to have when engrossed in a scene and in need of a hit of caffeine. Once she finished her first novel she quickly realized: She was born a photographer.

From the realization that someone ELSE would be shooting the cover of HER book her control-freak took over. What started as an easy cover shoot ballooned into this completely new kind of media, designed specifically for digital book readers.

She lives and thrives off chaos and the constant flow of the creative process. She wears shorts and flip-flops year-round —much to the chagrin of her friends and family— and she is currently working on the illustrations for her second novel. Her first serial novel THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE is doing its own Chuck Norris impersonation with the time travel charts on Amazon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook sharing eye candy (NSFW) and being a photography rock star.

Jenn's 12 Romance Heroes

January:
Alexander Baxendale, third Earl of Hawksford (Lord of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle)
Because he licks his heroine in the first chapter. Right on the face. Chin to ear. WHOA.

February:
Since this is my birthday month, we’ll just think of this guy as my birthday prezzie.

Morgan MacKinnon (Untamed by Pamela Clare)
The sexiest highlander ever. EVER. Evereverever.
Oh damn… I have to keep going?

OKAY.

um… March. March? SERIOUSLY? I only did two so far? Sheesh.

ok

MARCH:
Tiago.
Thea Harrison’s STORMS HEART.
Just… unf.

APRIL:
Corporal Thorne
Tessa Dare’s A LADY BY MIDNIGHT

MAY:
Sebatian Leslie Guy de Ath Ballister, Lord Dain
Loretta Chase’s LORD OF SCOUNDREL’S
With his crooked long hook nose and his cranky demeanor. Yet he still wins you over and drops panties.


JUNE:
Nicolas Norton
Erin Knightley’s RUINED BY A RAKE
For a book that isn’t what I usually read, this was the sweetest, most endearling novella ever. EVER. I want myself a Nicolas. My Nicolas will need to take his clothes off though.

JULY:
Devil Cynster
Stephanie Laurens’ DEVIL’S BRIDE
 
Dude. Just… dude.


AUGUST:
Gabriel Fairchild
Teresa Medeiros’ YOURS UNTIL DAWN
Blind. That means he knows how to use his other senses. And his hands. Hello?


SEPTEMBER:
Griff
Tiffany Reisz’ THE ANGEL (and others)
Just read it.
Because: KILT

OCTOBER:
Westley
William Goldman’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Seriously? Aaaaaaassssss yoooooooouuuu wiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh!!!!

NOVEMBER:
Peregrine Afton Trumbull, Viscount Roxleigh
THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE : REDUX
I need to list Perry, because I am simply in love with his ridiculous, snarky, passionate self.


DECEMBER:
Viv
LH Cosway’s PAINTED FACES
 
For everyone who loved Frank N. Furter over Rocky. SERIOUSLY.

But not like this. Or maybe. No.
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Genre: Historical
Length: 1014 pages
Publisher: Iris Photo (January 1, 2012)

A woman out of time. A man stifled by propriety. A nemesis determined to take her away. A brother to the rescue.
How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn’t know her place?

Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t find herself in the present? How does a self-sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives? What is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.

The Rake and the Recluse: Redux a six part, illustrated, serial novel

FREEDOM
brings Francine to the world of the Duke of Roxleigh, clashing worlds in the first installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.
FOUND has Francine finding her footing, discovering secrets about her elusive host, and learning more about herself than she ever thought possible.
TAKEN brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideo do if he loses her--this time, forever?
RUINATION is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?
SUBMISSION takes Perry away from Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.
RETRIBUTION forces Perry to find the woman who has managed to capture his heart, then find a way to keep her. Someone else is on the hunt, someone from her past who doesn’t appreciate that she still lives and breathes.

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