Sunday, June 30, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Upcoming 4th of July Celebration!!

Hey, all! In light of this year's unexpected but very welcome success on the writing front, I am throwing a big 4th of July celebration to show my deep appreciation to all the readers and blogger out there who have helped me and lent me their support along the way.

The celebration will kick off on Monday, July 1st and run through July 6th. 

To start off the celebration, I will also be hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway here on the blog. There will be (3) prize packages and (3) winners. Here is what will be given away: 

First Prize:
A Kindle Fire
a stylish ereader carry case by Verso (compatible with most ereaders)
ebook of Stranded by J.C. Valentine
ebook of That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine
ebook of Bliss by Maven West 
swag pack

Second Prize
$25 Amazon Gift Card
ebook of Stranded by J.C. Valentine
ebook of That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine
ebook of Bliss by Maven West 
small swag pack

Third Prize
ebook of Stranded by J.C. Valentine
ebook of That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine
ebook of Bliss by Maven West 

To sweeten the pot, July 3-5th I am offering up the Night Calls series at half price on Amazon. This means you can pick up Stranded and That First Kiss for at total of just $1.98!


Let's make this week a HUGE success! 
Make sure to come back here bright and early Monday morning to enter the giveaway. 
Share the love and tell your friends. 
Tweet it and tag me @brandellavanela.

Weekend Writing Warriors 8 Sentences~ That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Faint snoring drifted from behind his closed bedroom door, and Piper felt some of the tension lift from her shoulders at the knowledge of not having to endure his temper tantrum over a few lost minutes.
            Entering his room, she found him lying on his stomach, the blankets bunched in a mound at his feet. She approached the foot of the bed and paused to take in the sight of him. Wearing a pair of black BVDs that made his ass look round and firm like an apple, and nothing else, he was simply mouth-watering to look at. Lost in sleep, what she could see of his face revealed its usual scowl was absent, making him seem almost boyish in a youthful, angelic way. She almost felt bad for having to wake him up.
            Slapping the bottom of his bare foot, she shouted into the room, “Rise and shine!” 


That First Kiss was released on June 18th and is already taking off like wildfire! If you'd like to check out more of Tate and Piper's story, you can find it at the following online retailers: 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Weekend Writing Warriors!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Hump Day!

Because it's Summer now, I thought something a little more sandy and wet was in order. Personally, I don't think the beach has ever looked hotter or more enticing!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Romance Troupe's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop is Almost Here!

Please join over 40 authors and bloggers as we celebrate summer with some fabulous romantic tales. 
Each blog will feature a SIZZLING excerpt from one of the author's own books or from one of their favorite reads.

Dive into the fun on July 4th as we kick off our shoes, 
find our favorite lounge chair, 
put on our big straw hat (so we can see our eReader, of course), 
and enjoy the summer sun.

You could win......

(Alternate prize for international winner)


Fabulous Swag Pack #1
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
(US ONLY for Swag)


Fabulous Swag Pack #2
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
(US ONLY for Swag)

We can't wait to meet you!
Follow all Hop announcements via
and on Twitter hashtag

Dirty Birdies Flock Hop

Dirty Birdies Flock Hop

Welcome to the Dirty Birdies Flock Hop – happy to have you here!


This is a hop for authors, publishers, bloggers… basically anyone who loves dirty books!
The hop runs from 25th – 27th June, and the theme is eye candy. 
For my part, I am sharing a dirty little excerpt from my hot new release That First Kiss. It is currently climbing the Amazon ranks, so make sure to check it out! 

“Do you like that?” he asked, though he knew she did. With their eyes locked, he crooked his fingers inside her, and she nearly shot off the couch. “You do,” he crooned, repeating the motion. “Mmm, just think, if my fingers feel this good, how good my cock will feel. Do you want that? Do you want me inside you, Piper?”
            She nodded, and he was happy to see that he already had her panting for her release. “Tate, I need…I need…”
            Well, he aimed to please. “Don’t worry, baby, I’ll take care of you.” Leaning back, Tate slipped his fingers free of her eliciting a small whimper. Hooking her panties with his thumbs, Tate drew them down her legs and tossed them aside. “God, look at you,” he told her. “You’re so beautiful.” Laying there, her face flushed, her lips swollen from her biting them, she looked good enough to eat.

I am also giving away an ebook copy of That First Kiss to (1) lucky winner! Don't worry, this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter  below :)

To sign up enter your info below!
1.Lucy Felthouse2.Camryn Rhys
3.Cassandra Carr4.Kay Berrisford
5.Erotica With Snark6.She Likes it Verbal
7.Tara Lain erotic romance8.Pauline Allan
9.Charley Descoteaux10.Malia Mallory
11.Amanda Young12.Amber Kallyn
13.Alyssa Linn Palmer14.Morticia Knight
15.Jennifer Lynne erotic romance16.Jorja Lovett
17.Lea Barrymire18.Mary Quast's Romantic Interludes
19.Rose Anderson's Ancillary Muse20.Jocelyn Dex
21.Jane Leopold Quinn22.Eva Lefoy
23.Lily Harlem24.Leigh Ellwood
25.PJ Adams26.Jessica Freely
27.Allyson Lindt28.The Modesty Ablaze Diaries
29.Tory Richards30.Dirty Birdies Flock - The Hop on Strings
31.Anna Zabo32.Angelia Sparrow, The Den of Debauchery's Garden Gazebo
33.History in the Hot Lane34.Dianne Hartsock
35.Gladiator Eye Candy at W.M. Kirkland's Place36.Rosalind Smith-Nazilli
37.Viki Lyn38.Victoria Blisse
39.Louisa Bacio -- Love Knows No Bounds40.Trista Ann Michaels
41.Elyzabeth M. VaLey42.Kelly Gendron ~ Erotic Romance
43.Iyana Jenna44.R. Brennan
45.Kelli Scott46.elodie parkes erotic romance
47.JoAnne Kenrick48.Angela R Sargenti
49.Courtney Sheets 50.Gemma Parkes
51.Kharisma Rhayne52.Eden Connor
53.Twisting Minds One Word at a Time (INT)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Manday Hotties Blog Hop

Good Monday Morning! 
I am excited to be a part of Felicity Heaton's Manday Monday's. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Ms. Heaton has endeavored to bring viewers a nice little manly treat every Monday, and she has invited fellow bloggers to join in the fun and spread the eye candy love. So here is my offering to you. Happy Manday!!

     What do you think? I'm a sucker for the dark-haired, blue-eyed, tatted up kinda guy ;)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Sexy Saturday ~ That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Welcome to my stop on the My Sexy Saturday hop! In celebration of my brand new release, I am sharing 7 sexy sentences from That First Kiss. Enjoy!

You want me. Tell me you do, Piper.”
            “No.” She shook her head, her hands coming up to push against his chest.
            “You do,” Tate insisted. He suckled her neck, running his tongue up and down the soft column of flesh. She gasped, and the hands that had pushed him away were now gripping his shirt, pulling him closer. 

This is a Blog Hop!

For more sexy teasers, check out the full list of participants on the hop at My Sexy Saturday.  
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