Who He Used To Be

I’m delighted to announce that my short story, Who He Used To Be, will be available soon. Check out the blurb and stay tuned for a cover reveal! 

Sometimes it takes a stranger, to remind you who you used to be.


When Connor’s partner Jeff announces that their relationship isn’t working anymore, Connor is surprised by how little he cares. Newly single, Connor heads for a bar where he meets Parker, a man who proves an excellent distraction not least because he looks nothing like clean-cut Jeff and a lot like the sexy bad-boys Connor used go for back in Glasgow.

A one-night-stand becomes a long weekend, but Connor still hasn’t had enough of Parker’s dark eyes and easy smile. Connor likes Parker, and not just because Parker reminds him of the man Connor used to be, but he doesn’t know if Parker feels the same.

When Jeff asks Connor to come back, Connor needs to make a decision. Go back to the security of his relationship with Jeff, or jump in at the deep end with Parker and find out if he still remembers how to swim.

Who He Used To Be is COMING SOON!


Welcome to… Lea Bronsen!

Today, I’m joined by guest author Lea Bronsen, who is here to talk about her new release MINE TO LOVE. 


Book two of the Hot Model Mine trilogy is finally here! Did you wonder what happened to erotic romance author Andrea and her irresistible cover model, Yushka, after the conference in Cannes?

In book one, The Perfect Shoot, things were complicated for the couple. He was much younger than her—practically the same age as her twins—and she’d spent half her life without a man. After much reflection, she ended up giving into her desire and taking Mr. Hot Model for lover. But what then after they traveled back to their separate lives?

Wait no more: They’re here to tell the continuation of their sizzling love story.



The writing conference in sunny Cannes was fantastical, a dream. Back at home, reality catches up with author Andrea Johnson and the sexy cover model of her book, Yushka. With tough working schedules, challenging family relations, and seductive temptation from all sides, the couple’s explosive romance is put to the test.

Will their love be strong enough to have a future?



While Yushka gets his duffel bag in the back seat, I lean against the side of the Corolla and stretch my arms on top of its roof. “You got everything?”

“Yeah.” He lifts the bag over his shoulder and tilts his head in direction of the front door. “We good to go?”

My pulse beats a little faster at the thought of him dropping that bag on my bedroom floor and lifting me in his arms instead. I’m so excited to be with him, I simmer inside, aching to touch and hold him. I want to have all of him at once, right now.

A spark of amusement plays in his gorgeous Asian eyes as he waits for me to make a move. “What’s on your mind, Princess?”

Holding his gaze, I smile, my fingers tapping a beat on the car hood to buy some time because I don’t know what to reply. I have a feeling whatever might come out of my mouth now, like I can’t wait to rip those clothes off you or I’m going to make you scream, will sound too cheesy. Why do we need to put our attraction into words, anyway? Once we’re home, there’ll be no reason to talk that much. We’ll do the talking with our more-than-capable hands and … um … mouths.

I tap a quick rap before stepping back from the car. “Come on.”

“Okay.” Widening his smile, he follows me to the front entrance.

I unlock and push the wood door open. “I hope your bag’s not too heavy. The elevator doesn’t work.”

“When are they gonna fix it?”

“Huh, good question.” I step forward, but when in the doorway, I spin to hold the door open for him. “I have no idea.”

“No?” With a raised brow, he passes me.

Just then, I move toward him, chest-to-chest, blocking him and his thick bag between myself and the doorframe.

“Oh!” He laughs.

As the door pushes into my back, squeezing me tighter against him, I put my hands on his waist. First above his clothes––the thick leather jacket and his shirt––then sneaking underneath both of them, my fingers splaying on his warm skin and stroking him.

Completely stuck, he tilts his head and stares into my eyes, his own sparkling with playfulness. “What are you up to?”

“You have a problem?” I move my hands out from beneath his shirt and go downward to palm his tight ass cheeks, pulling his crotch to me. My lower stomach and increasingly heating inner thighs seek to meet his. I want to be so near him he’ll feel my lust, and I want his lust to grow, too. I need us to join and be a match, a melting pot of desire, irresistible and untamable.

“I have to bribe you?” he asks, voice lower, and leans down to kiss me.

How did he guess? At the warm touch of his parted lips, delight rushes through me as if I’d had a shot of alcohol.

He retreats his face a few inches, enough to have a view of what he just kissed. “This good enough for you?” His voice comes out husky, a bit short of breath. With his free hand, he strokes and kneads my butt.

“One more,” I mouth with the next exhale of air. Though the door bores painfully into my back, I don’t want to move, loving the feel of being so close to Yushka, so intimate. It’s amazing how instantaneous and intense our connection is. Just wait till we get our clothes off.

Again, his warm lips land on mine, and we kiss greedily, nose-to-nose, wet tongues playing with each other. My inner pussy muscles clench, remembering too well what it’s like to have his cock inside. I breathe faster. A growing hardness in his crotch presses against me, provoking more tightening. Oh, God. Hot wetness glides down my pussy, wetting my panties. So ready, so soon… I mew into his mouth, and he rewards me with a guttural response, our mouths practically eating each other.

But this isn’t the right place. We need to move and play this torturous game and its grand finale somewhere else.

Releasing his lips, I gasp from our separation, but still manage to pull away.

“Fuck, you’re hot.” He inhales deeply and looks up, feverish eyes widening and trying to refocus.

As I step backward, forcing the door to open again, cold evening air sneaks between our heated bodies. “Let’s go,” I say with a croak, my chest heaving.

He gives a small nod and steps inside the low-lit lobby.


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Would you like to read the first book, The Perfect Shoot? You can find it here.


Lea Bronsen I like my reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strive to give my own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with my debut novel Wild Hearted, I divide my writing time between psychological thriller, suspense romance, and erotic contemporary romance.

I love to hear from my readers! Write to leabronsen@yahoo.com or meet me on:

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Thanks so much, Lea, for dropping by. 

Coming Soon…

Sometimes it takes a stranger to remind you who you used to be. 

A little over a year ago, I sold a short story to Secret Cravings Publishing. As some of you may know, Secret Cravings have recently ceased trading and the rights for that story have been returned to me.

I am absolutely delighted to announce that a re-edited and revamped version will be available VERY SOON!

Stay tuned for a cover art reveal. Those are always fun, right?

Who He Used To Be is COMING SOON! 

A Secret Love and Evernight Publishing

Two and a half years ago, I submitted a short story to Evernight Publishing and they accepted it. They were the second publisher I ever worked with since my return to the MM genre (the first being Silver Publishing – I’ll say no more!), and they were a delight from start to finish. Genuinely. My story came out and was warmly received and I remain very proud of it.

Why am I telling you this, you ask? Well, Evernight are currently in the process of celebrating their fifth birthday and they’re giving away some really cool prizes, including a New Kindle Paperwhite and an Apple Watch Sport. There’s also lots of blog activity going on, which you can check out on this link – http://evernightpublishing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/evernights-5th-birthday-blog-celebration.html?zx=fb61fc4b9fecfb84

Furthermore, all Evernight titles are currently reduced on All Romance eBooks. So that’s nice, isn’t it!



James is nervous when he pulls into the parking lot of the secluded and conservative Caledonian Hotel. He slips off his wedding ring, gives a false name at reception, and checks into his room.

When Mark finally arrives, James expects their time together to conform to the usual pattern, but Mark surprises him. Mark wants candlelit dinners and walks on the beach. James, well, James just wants to make up for lost time. More importantly, he doesn’t want to get caught. They have six months left before they can start a new life together and James is desperate to be discreet.

Unfortunately, he never could control himself around Mark. Throw in an interfering old couple and some very public displays of affection and Mark and James’s short hotel stay might just be about to destroy not only the secrecy that has always shrouded their relationship, but also their future together.

To celebrate Evernight Publishing’s fifth birthday, you can get your hands on all Evernight titles, including A SECRET LOVE, with 25% off on All Romance eBooks until October 9th. 



Discounted Prices

Just a quick update, everyone.

I wrote yesterday about the importance of location and about how I was inspired to write Taste In  Men while I was writing The Bucket List. 

I’m so happy to announce that Loose Id Publishing, in celebration of the publication of Taste In Men, are offering a discount on The Bucket List AND my novel, Port In A Storm

Both books are available NOW, discounted on Loose Id’s website and all formats are available.

Happy reading!


Bonnie Scotland

As anyone familiar with my work will know, I like to either set my stories in Scotland, or feature Scotland in my work in some way. There’s one obvious reason for that. They say you should write what you know, and I was born here and have lived here all my life. But there’s more to it than that.

Scotland, like anywhere else, has its moments, but there are some parts of this landscape that really are breathtaking. From where I live, an hour in the car takes me into the Scottish Highlands, but just five minutes brings me to a perfect stretch of beach I could happily spend an hour lost to my own thoughts on.

asecretloveThe beach I’m referring to features in one of my stories. Sort of. I took some artistic liberties with the location of the town and the fictional Caledonian Hotel that feature in A Secret Love, but the description of the beach itself is drawn entirely from the one nearest where I live.

Similarly, Port In A Stormfeatures a different beach, located a similar distance from where I live. When Alex is realising he has made a terrible mistake in not running away with Jake he takes his – slightly inebriated self – off for a midnight paddle where he vents his frustrations on a few unsuspecting waves. It’s the little details a writer can provide about locations that I think make stories come to life.


I was inspired to write Taste In Men when I was writing The Bucket List. The Bucket List takes place in Glasgow, and at an outdoor activity centre on Loch Lomond run by main character Blake. I really enjoyed writing the scenes around Loch Lomond. I liked watching Kade, my other main character, feel out of his depth as Blake encouraged him into a kayak in the middle of November. But I also loved the sense of adventure that comes with a landscape like that. When you’re out in the wilderness, away from what you know, you have the freedom to behave like a different person, and that was something I wanted to explore in Taste In Men. 

Taste In Men also takes place at an outdoor activity centre – there are quite a lot of them here in Scotland – although this time the story is set near Loch Tay. Taylor Dale is working his two weeks’ notice and is disappointed to have been included on a team-building weekend when he is so close to leaving the company.

Unlike Kade in The Bucket List, Taylor isn’t outside his comfort zone with the activity side of things (although chucking himself off a cliff ins’t exactly his idea of fun). Taylor’s problem is that he wishes he had quit his job without working his notice. He’s ready to start his new life, a life he’s worked very hard for, and he doesn’t want anything getting in the way of his plans.

Cover Art - Valerie Tibbs

Cover Art – Valerie Tibbs

The idea of being able to behave slightly differently when you’re effectively in the middle of nowhere, is what came into play for me in Taste In Men. 

Taylor finds himself developing an attraction to Charles, a man who is definitely not his type, and that attraction leads to Taylor doing things and taking risks he would normally never dream of. The settings – from the edge of a deserted loch to a clearing in the forest – allow Taylor and Charles some privacy do to some exploring of a different nature and there’s plenty of fresh air to keep Taylor awake to the possible ramifications of his actions.

It’s a fun read if I do say so myself, and Loch Tay is a great location, both for a book and for a holiday. If you ever get the chance to check it out, I urge you to do so. You won’t regret it!

TASTE IN MEN is available from all good Ebook retailers now. 


TGI The Weekend!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been counting down the minutes until this weekend arrived. To be fair, I have no right to have felt like that.

I spent last weekend hopping between Oban, the Isle of Mull and Iona and only got back home late on Tuesday. So I’ve had one of those awesome three day weeks.

But, this was also – as I’m sure you’ve all gathered by now – release week for Taste In Men and frankly that’s a stressful time. You might think finally seeing the manuscript you’ve worked so hard on come to life would be exciting, and you’d be right. But it’s also terrifying. Release day is the first day my work gets introduced to its audience and that’s when the fear takes over. What if no one likes it, what if it’s not good enough, what if I’d only kept working on it for another year or more before facing the music?

I feel this way every time one of my books comes out, and I doubt these feelings are ever going to go away, but for now I’m going to enjoy my weekend, and leave you with some pictures I took while I was away this time last week.

Oh, and if you like the pictures, tune in tomorrow as I endeavour to explain how and why the Scottish landscape inspires me to write.

Iona Abbey

Iona Abbey

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Car ferry from Craignure, Isle of Mull, to Oban

Car ferry from Craignure, Isle of Mull, to Oban

Approaching Oban

Approaching Oban