Saturday, December 3, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis The Season with Jenn LeBlanc (@jennleblanc)

Meet Jenn LeBlanc

Walnut (but not THAT Walnut).
Studio Smexy.
RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Born and raised in beautiful Colorado and never wanting to leave—very nearly with a camera in hand—I am currently on an extended vacation to Los Angeles. I started my own family, went to college, started a business objectifying all the beautiful people, trying to get used to humidity wrecking havoc with my hair, texting with only RuPaul’s Drag Race gifs, and totally beating the daylights out of a ninja, all with a camera in hand.
Spending my days in parenting chat rooms I got highly adept with one-handed typing and I can still type just about as fast with one hand as I can with two. It’s a great talent to have when engrossed in a scene and in need of a hit of caffeine.
I live and thrive off chaos and the constant flow of the creative process. I would wear shorts and flip-flops year-round in Colorado—much to the chagrin of my friends and family.
Once I finished my first novel I quickly remembered: I was born a photographer.
From the realization that someone ELSE would be shooting the cover of MY book my control-freak took over. What started as an easy cover shoot ballooned into this ground-breaking new kind of media, designed specifically for digital book readers. The Illustrated Romance.
The images from my book started a ruckus, and from there, #StudioSmexy was born, I’ve since shot over 1,000 romance novel covers, and currently shoot custom images for very special clients.

Connect with Jenn: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter

My favorite winter activities?

Hiding from snow. Unless I'm driving my CJ then finding the deepest snow in a parking lot and spinning donuts.

Hiding from snow.

Wearing leggings.

Hiding from snow.

Drinking hot chai.

Hiding from snow.

Wearing boots.

Hiding from snow.

Wearing fingerless gloves.

I'm now in LA where gloves just don't happen. I used to wear fingerless gloves to write in often, but they don't happen much now either. It's also really easy to do my favorite winter activity here. Hide from snow. Because there is none.

I don't even do snow in my books because I hate snow so much.

Yes I'm from Colorado. No I don't ski. I hate snow. The mountains can keep it.

Yay global warming! 😑

Won't you hide from snow with me? Snow days are the perfect days for staying in bed and reading.

Genre: Historical
Series: The Lords of Time #4
Page Count: 280
Publisher: Illustrated Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2016

She had no idea what passion was,
Until she saw them...

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—
As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

But seeing him with a man, with Calder, changes it all.
For better—and for worse.

Passion stirred.
Desire ignited.
And yet, she still never wants to touch or be touched.

But Quinn's heart is shattered when his lover walks away so he decides to explore his feelings for Celeste to ease his broken heart.

In one unchecked moment of passion, mutual need spins out of control and bringing Calder home now may just be impossible.

Will Celeste give in to what Quinn wants for her? 

Or will she stand her ground and hope they find another way…


This book is the story of Celeste and has her happily for now. 

It is also the beginning of Calder and Quinn’s story which will be continued in THE SPARE AND THE HEIR.

This book is an autochorissexual romance (on the asexual spectrum) but contains important pieces of a gay romance. Both are explicit.

Warning: this book has a cliffhanger ending for Calder and Quinn, but is very much part of their story.

Warning: this is not a kissing book, but it is a dirty, dirty book

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Genre: Historical
Series: The Lords of Time #5
Page Count: 280
Publisher: Illustrated Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2016

Thorne Magnus Calder, heir to the Duke of St. Cyr, has been betrayed by his own heart.

Watching the man he loves court the lovely Lady Alain was a pain so visceral he quit London for India, but when Calder receives word that Quinn and Celeste are married…It’s a vow Calder refuses to break.

All Calder wanted was to put some distance between them and investigate the machinations of a group intent on establishing a skin trade in the heart of London. He didn't expect to be taken captive by a ghost.

Lord Quintin Wyntor's heart has always belonged to Calder but a relationship with another man is a crime neither is willing to face and recent scrutiny only complicates their relationship. The strain drives a wedge between them—the physical manifestation of which effects his everyday life.
As a man of honor, Quinn marries the very woman who drove the last wedge between he and his lover in order to save her. He never anticipated she would hand him the key to his own freedom.

When Lady Alain forces Quinn to accept that his love for Calder cannot be denied, Quinn realizes that the risks they’ll face together may not be as dangerous as their desolation as they attempt to survive apart.

As Quinn chases Calder to India one thing is certain—Quinn will not return to England without the man he loves.

If they can conquer their differences, together their little triumvirate may be given the grace to survive.


This book is the story of Calder and Quinn and has their happily ever after with Celeste. The prequel is The Trouble With Grace—which has important elements of Calder and Quinn’s story as well as Celeste’s primary romance and HFN.

This book is a gay romance and also contains important pieces of an autochorissexual romance (on the asexual spectrum). Both are explicit.

Warning: this is not just a kissing book, it is so much more.

Buy From: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Other Books in Series (non-illustrated editions):

Other Books in Series (illustrated editions):

Jenn is giving away an ebook copy of THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE, book 1 in the Lords of Time series.
Leave a comment for Jenn answering this question: Where would you go to get away from the snow?
Fill out the rafflecopter form to enter the giveaway.
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The Fine Print: Open to persons of 18 years or older, some restrictions may apply. Giveaway runs December 1st-31st. Follow instructions on rafflecopter form to enter. Winner will be contacted by email so make sure you enter a valid email address. Kati/Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged package once items are sent. No substitutions or replacements due to nature of prizes. By entering the giveaway you agree to the terms stated.

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