Today we're excited to share Jenn LeBlanc's newest illustrated romance, ABSOLUTE SURRENDER. This book, like THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE: Redux, has gorgeous images to enhance the story.
Colorado. Canon. Curls. CJs. Chuck Norris.
Born and raised in this beautiful state —very nearly with a camera in hand— I never left. I started my 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 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. Once I finished my first novel I quickly realized: 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 completely new kind of media, designed specifically for digital book readers. The Illustrated Romance.
I live and thrive off chaos and the constant flow of the creative process. I wears shorts and flip-flops year-round —much to the chagrin of my friends and family.
The images from my book started a ruckus, and from there, #StudioSmexy was born, I’ve since shot over 300 romance novel covers, and currently shoot custom images for very special clients.
My first novel THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE: REDUX is doing its own Chuck Norris impersonation with the time travel charts on Amazon, where it took up residence for over a year. You can find me on Twitter and Facebook sharing eye candy (NSFW) and being a total rock star.
Genre: Victorian Historical Romance
# of Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Jenn LeBlanc
Publish Date: April 8, 2014
Happiness was always too much for Lady Amelia to hope for.
Now all she expects is to secure her future and marry Charles, Duke of Castleberry, as arranged. But Amelia has a dangerous secret that could not only destroy her in Charles's eyes and the eyes of society, but could also very well condemn her to Bedlam.
Baron Endsleigh, Amelia’s oldest friend, has other ideas. Ender has loved Amelia all his life. He knows her secrets, and they don’t frighten him. He plans to come between Amelia and Charles in any way he can to prevent the marriage and finally claim Amelia for his own. Though her father forbade the match years ago, Ender is determined to have her as his wife and nothing can stop him. Not even a duke as powerful as Castleberry.
That duke has hated Baron Endsleigh and wanted Amelia for, what seems to him, forever. Charles will stop at nothing to make her his, and his alone, even if that means destroying the one thing he knows she loves most in this world—Endsleigh.
Will Amelia be able to choose when one man speaks to her head and the other her heart?
None of them will find happiness until they all three learn to embrace absolute surrender.
Jenn is giving away 5 packages of Absolute Surrender swag. Open internationally.
**Another Giveaway** Jenn is also giving away a Nook and a $25 B&N gift card to one randomly chosen reader who reviews ABSOLUTE SURRENDER. Enter your review links here:
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I've always enjoyed Jenn's books. Would love to read "Absolute Surrender".ReplyDelete
Hi Kim and Jenn!ReplyDelete
I read The Rake and The Recluse when it was first released and I'd never even hear of illustrated books before! Isn't it amazing how far books have come in fact I can still remember as a child seeing a book for the first time that I'd ever seen a book with color in it!
I can even remember when our school librarian read us a Dr. Suess book named If I Ran the Zoo which was published a few years earlier in 1950 and we had just started kindergarten at the age of 4 (back then if you were 5 before December 31st you started school that September.) Everyone in the class was awestruck!
That day I fell in love with books! How far publishing has gone and I wonder where it will be 10 years from now!
Do either of you have a "wish" for what advances you'd love to see in "books" of the future and if you have an e-reader do you miss being able to turn the corner of your favorite parts of the story to re-read "just one more time" like I do?
Sounds very good - thanks!!ReplyDelete