It's no big secret that I like books; especially Romance novels, especially especially Historical Romance Novels. The stories are fun and lovely, and the covers are like candy. Beautiful, artistic, and wonderful.
Some people collect stamps, or baseball cards, or wine corks (I don't know why, they just do) I collect something else. I collect books. and I'll share a little secret, I especially collect books where a particular photographer is behind that gorgeous cover. That photographer is Jenn LeBlanc.
Not only is Jenn a fantastically talented photographer, she's an author too! So I am double excited today to take part in the release day blitz for her newest release Absolute Surrender!
(I may or may not be fangirling out a little here!)
Let's meet Jenn!
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 eyecandy (NSFW) and being a total rock star.
Author Site: http://jennleblanc.com
Illustrated Romance: http://StudioSmexy.com/
About ABSOLUTE SURRENDER:
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.
Absolute Surrender is available for Kobo, Nook, and iBooks, as well as a special Limited Edition Trade Copy, that you can get directly from Jenn's website!
Check out Absolute Surrender on Goodreads too!
AND on a super exciting note, Jenn is giving away 5 packages of Absolute Surrender swag.
If that doesn't work for you, enter here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/YTRhNTlhMGI2NjEwMzc0ZDllMmUxODliZTEyZmMxOjcz/
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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