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Mid-week Tease: I Need a Richard… #MWTease #Erotic #BDSM #Romance #WickedWednesday

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but this week has been crawling by for me. Of course, it may be because I am headed to Cape Cod tomorrow (bright and too damned early) to enjoy 4 days of sun and surf on the coast. Yup — long week.

But, the good news is we all have the Mid-Week Tease to make the week go faster.

For my part, this week I thought I would share a bit of a teaser from my most recent Evernight Publishing release, A LEAP OF FAITH. I’m currently working on the next installment of this series, so have Richard on the brain right now. He is one of my favorite characters, and one of those dominants I wish I knew in real life… yup… tasty tasty.

Anyway, for all of us in need of a little Domination this week, here is a bit of my story A LEAP OF FAITH:

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Faith woke to find herself still nestled tightly against Richard’s warm body and bright, early morning sunshine streaming through the gauzy gray curtains of his bedroom. Not quite ready to face the realities of dawn, she snuggled deeper into the covers, inhaled a lungful of his spicy scent, and pressed her eyes closed.

When she opened them again, her gaze locked with Richard, who sat reclined against the headboard. Had he been watching her sleep? She moved to sit up, cheeks heating.

Richard held her in place, a smile lighting his features. “Where do you think you’re going?”

“Sorry, I was just…”

“Just nothing. I’m not done admiring your beauty quite yet. The black leather collar suits you, pet.”

A tiny smile tugged at the corner of her lips, but before she could thank him, Richard swiped the blankets away with a quick jerk, exposing her nudity, and letting all the trapped heat out from under them.

Faith squealed, wrapped her arms around her bared breasts, and rolled into him. Burying her face against his chest, she gave an exaggerated shiver. “Too cold.”

“It’s like eighty degrees in here.”

She peeked up at him. “It was until you let all the heat out of the covers.”

He reached between her arms and tweaked a nipple. “Don’t worry. You’ll warm up while you’re making the coffee. You know where everything is, yes?”

She shivered and glanced across the room at the bedroom door. “It’s so far away.”

His laughter warmed her some. “You’ll survive. I like mine black, one sugar.” He gave her behind a pinch. “Hop to it. The sooner it’s done, the sooner you can return to the warm covers.” A teasing light danced in his eyes. “And, more importantly, me.”

Faith bowed her lips into a pretty pout. “May I have a kiss to keep me warm during my journey to the harsh and frozen realm of ceramic kitchen tiles?”

“How can I refuse you when you ask so nicely, fair maiden?” He gripped her chin, his sweet mouth descending towards hers. A hair’s breath from reaching her parted lips, Richard hesitated. “What do you say?”

“Please?” she begged.

He captured her mouth with his, heating Faith to her toes in the space of an instant, and scattering her thoughts like autumn leaves in a brisk wind.

She melted against him, whimpering when his tongue invaded and teased hers, taunting it to join in his erotic dance. Her hands slid up his toned pectorals on their way to encircle his neck.

Richard captured her wrists, stopping her timid advance in its tracks. He drew his hot lips away, leaving her breathless. “Oh, no you don’t. Nice try, little minx. Coffee first. Your reward comes afterward.”

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I want a Richard reward… how about you guys? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. I’m a comment whore, so …. I’ll just leave it at that.

If you want more Richard, you can find it here:


by R. Brennan

Blurb: New submissive, Faith Daniels, is completely infatuated with her amazing Dominant, Richard Halstead. So when he sends her a summons via text message a full day before they had plans to meet, she can barely contain her excitement.

But, Richard didn’t just invite her over for a play date. Not this time. He has a proposition for Faith. One that could change the rest of her life.

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, sex toys, pet play


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#SexySnippets: Please, Sir, may I have some more… #LeapofFaith #erotic #BDSM #Romance

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Hello and welcome back to the blog for another weekly tease brought to you by SEXY SNIPPETS, where we share 7 steamy sentences from a WIP or published work.

LeapofFaith_WebBeing that A LEAP OF FAITH just released on Wednesday, I thought I would stick with that story for this week’s excerpt. This particular snippet comes from my favorite scene in the story — Faith and Richard’s “romantic” dinner.

(Faith is currently blindfolded and has just been fed a scrumptious morsel by her Dom, Richard)

“Thank you, Sir.”

“Would you like more?”

Her more carnal urges clawed their way to the surface, but she pressed them back into the darkest corner of her psyche. “If you wish, Sir.”

“Oh, no, little one, not what I wish. Pay attention when your dominant speaks to you. I asked if you wanted more.”

Trust me when I say, things only get better from here… but you will have to grab a copy of the story to find out.

(Yes, I can be a real bitch sometimes *wink*)

Here is where you can snag yourself a copy:

Buy Links:

Evernight Publishing  |  All Romance eBooks  |  Bookstrand  |  Amazon

As always, I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing a bit of your Sunday with me. Be sure to swing by the SEXY SNIPPETS blog and check out the other participating authors offering you a bit of heat this lovely Sunday morning.

Until next time…

Sinful Sirens #Giveaway Hop: Celebrating Leap of Faith Release Day #erotic #Romance #BDSM


So, ladies and gentlemen — today is a big day for me, as it marks the release of my first solo title with Evernight Publishing, A LEAP OF FAITH.

In my opinion, the perfect way to kick start the Sinful Sirens Blog Hop and also let you all know about my steamy sequel to FAITH’S GIFT (Vanilla-Free Christmas Anthology) and the second installment of my Roses and Thorns series, which features sexy NYC Dominant, Richard Halstead and his sweet new submissive pet, Faith Daniels.


A Leap of Faith
by R. Brennan

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance (BDSM)

Blurb: New submissive, Faith Daniels is completely infatuated with her amazing Dominant, Richard Halstead, so when he sends her a summons via text message a full day before they had plans to meet, she can barely contain her excitement.

But, Richard didn’t just invite her over for a BDSM play date. Not this time. He has a proposition for Faith. One that could change the rest of her life.

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I’d call them a rather “sinful” couple, but you don’t have to take my word for it. You will have a chance right here to win yourself a free -Book copy as part of the blog hop. The giveaway is open to International entrants since it is an electronic copy and I can use email to send the prize to the winner.

But, what do you have to do to win? That’s always the big question, eh?

This one is nice and simple.

Just stop over to my twitter page and follow me. That’s it. Easy peasy.

What if you don’t have twitter? First off, for shame… (just kidding) If you do not use Twitter, you can also score an entry by “liking” Bex Book Nook on Facebook.



NOTE: Following in both places does not earn an extra entry. One per customer, please. 🙂

Once you’ve done one of the two choices above, just comment below and tell me what name you followed under and leave your email address so I can reach you if selected as the winner. And… if you don’t feel like waiting or risking not being selected the winner, you can pick up your copy of A LEAP OF FAITH here:

Buy Links:

Evernight Publishing  |  All Romance eBooks  |  Bookstrand  |  Amazon

That is all there is to it. One winner will be selected at random from all qualified entrants at the end of the hop.

Here is the Linky List of participating blogs:

Make sure to swing by and enter to win great prizes at the other blogs as well. Always lots of neat prizes to be had and new exciting stories to check out.

Special thanks to Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures for hosting this giveaway event.

LEAP OF FAITH has a cover!! Cool, right? #SQUEE #CoverReveal #erotic #romance #BDSM

I’m overjoyed to share the cover created by Sour Cherry designs for my latest erotic work for Evernight Publishing, a Romance on the Go title, and the sequel to FAITH’S GIFT — A LEAP OF FAITH.

Despite my complete lack of patience, I managed to survive long enough to reveal it to you all here on the blog today. Well worth the wait now that I have seen it…

*cue drumroll*

LeapofFaith_Web A Leap of Faith
by R. Brennan

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance (BDSM)

Series: Roses and Thorns

Line: Romance on the Go

Release Date: May 15, 2013


New submissive, Faith Daniels is completely infatuated with her amazing Dominant, Richard Halstead, so when he sends her a summons via text message a full day before they had plans to meet, she can barely contain her excitement.

But, Richard didn’t just invite her over for a BDSM play date. Not this time. He has a proposition for Faith. One that could change the rest of her life.

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What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent?

If you read the first story, FAITH’S GIFT, does this fit with the way you pictured the characters? Always interested in readers reactions to a cover, so feel free to share.

Thanks, as always for coming by.

#SexySnippets: 3 Days Until Release Day. I’m celebrating now! #LeapofFaith #Erotic #BDSM #Romance

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Welcome to #SexySnippets –where we share seven steamy sentences from a WIP or published work. As it says in the title, I’m ready to start celebrating since we are just three days away from my first solo release with Evernight Publishing, A LEAP OF FAITH. As some of you know, the story takes over where my Vanilla-Free Christmas tale, FAITH’S Gift leaves off, giving the reader another glimpse into the world of Faith Daniels and Richard Halstead.

I’m in standby mode on the cover from Sour Cherry Designs, which I can’t wait to see, and gearing up for the run of promotions that come with a new release. Things should get interesting over the coming weeks — thanks for riding along with me.

Here’s a peak at my soon to be released erotic romance, A LEAP OF FAITH:

Strong hands grabbed hold of her kneecaps, startling her. Richard jerked her legs apart until she knelt in an exposed V position. His voice arrived close to her ear, sending a chill through her. “When I ask you to kneel for me, this is how you are to do it. I want you to display your desire. Show your need with the pride of a submissive. Do you understand me, Faith?”

I can’t help myself…Richard is definitely one of my favorite leading men. So very Alpha *licks lips*

Anyway… thanks for coming by. Be sure to swing by the Sexy Snippets page to find the list of participating authors and go see them as well. There are some fantastic authors involved, and who knows, you just may find your next favorite along the way.

Happy Sunday!

#SexySnippets: A good submissive always asks to come. #BDSM #Erotic #Romance #LeapofFaith

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Welcome to my little corner of the blogging universe for another weekly installment of SEXY SNIPPETS, where we share seven steamy sentences from a published work or WIP.

Since there are just eleven more days until my first solo release with Evernight Publishing, A LEAP OF FAITH, I thought I would share just a little bit more of Faith and Richard with you. Don’t forget to look for it on May 15th and check back here over the coming week. I just may have some nifty giveaways to celebrate release day.

But for now, here is a Sunday tease from my Romance on the Go title, A LEAP OF FAITH. (Mature audiences only, please)

“What did you say?”

She released a cry of dismay at his abrupt abandonment of her pleasure center. “Oh, God, no. Don’t stop. Please.” She tossed her head back against the pillows.

“Did you need something, pet?”

Her fingers dug into his shoulders, her leg muscles tense. “I asked for permission to come, Sir.”

Yup. I like that one. How about you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. Love hearing from you all. 🙂

Make sure you hit the banner at the top of the post or CLICK RIGHT HERE to see the list of participating blogs for this week. There are always all sorts of steamy snippets being shared. And who knows, maybe you’ll find your next favorite author on the way. *winks* You never know.

For now, thanks for coming by and happy Sunday. See you next time.

#SexySnippets: More about my #BookBoyfriend, Richard Halstead #RosesThorns #BDSM #EroRom

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Welcome back to the blog for another installment of Sexy Snippets. Sharing seven steamy sentences from a publication or WIP.

In keeping with Evernight Publishing’s #BookBoyfriend Blog event, I decided to feature my chosen book boyfriend, Richard Halstead. However, this time, instead of sharing from my already published Vanilla-Free Christmas story, I have decided to share seven from my expected May 15th release with Evernight Publishing, A LEAP OF FAITH –which also features hunky dominant,  Richard Halstead.

Here is this week’s seven:

Strong hands grabbed hold of her kneecaps, startling her. Richard jerked her legs apart until she knelt in an exposed V position. His voice arrived close to her ear, sending a chill through her. “When I ask you to kneel for me, this is how you are to do it. I want you to display your desire. Show your need with the pride of a submissive. Do you understand me, Faith?”

A LEAP OF FAITH is the sequel to FAITH’S GIFT and the second story in my “Roses and Thorns” series. It will be part of Evernight Publishing’s Romance on the Go line with a projected release date of May 15, 2013, so be sure to check it out then.

Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs offering SEXY SNIPPETS this week. There are always some fantastic tidbits and teasers to be found.

See you next time and Happy Sunday.

#BookBoyfriend Blog Hop: Meet NYC Dominant, Richard Halstead


Book Boyfriends…

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

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Welcome to my stop on Evernight Publishing’s Book Boyfriend Blog Hop. Unlike many of the other authors you’ll meet in perusing the participants of this blog Hop, I have only one story published with Evernight at this point in time. So for me, there was only one “boyfriend” to introduce you to — the hero of FAITH’S GIFT (Vanilla-Free Christmas), Richard Halstead.


I guess it’s a damned good thing Richard is a cut above most men. Not only a successful NYC businessman, he’s quick witted, roguishly handsome, of course, and an Alpha male all the way. The lifestyle dominant has no problems going after what he wants — in and out of the bedroom. Not a bad choice to be stuck with, don’t you think?

He made quite a splash with the ladies in my Vanilla-Free Christmas tale, FAITH’S GIFT, so Richard Halstead and his sweet submissive, Faith will be making another appearance in my May 2013 Evernight Romance on the Go title, A LEAP OF FAITH.

Meaning there is more of this hunky Dominant on the horizon. *wicked grin*


Here is my “pitch” for Richard — who by all rights should be selected as your favorite “Book Boyfriend”. I’m sure you’ll agree once you’ve read the rest of this post.

The following excerpts are all taken from FAITH’S GIFT by R. Brennan – Vanilla-Free Christmas Anthology.

Available from Evernight Publishing HERE.)

Faith glanced down at the dog who’d taken position at her feet. She gave the fluff at the top of his thick head a scratch. “Laura was right, Hercules, the view is really amazing.”

“I agree completely.”

Faith jumped and spun about. Her scream died in her throat.

The most beautiful man she’d ever encountered stood across the room from her, clad in nothing but a fluffy, white towel. Wet, black hair dripped onto broad, bronzed shoulders. The tiny rivulets of water chased each other down the hard lines of his chest, drawing her gaze along washboard ridges of a firm stomach.

Swallowing hard, Faith forced her gaze away from perfect abs, back to the man’s equally distracting face. Her heart hammered against her ribcage as she gauged the distance between herself and the front door.

Poor Faith. She never stood a chance, really. If his rugged good looks aren’t enough to persuade you, perhaps we should take a closer look at Richard’s quick wit and charm.

“I should really get going, Mr. Halstead.” She reached down and grabbed her bag. “I’ll just come back tomorrow at the same time.” Faith glanced at Hercules. “As long as you promise not to growl at me again.”

“Yes, you’re right. Absolutely. I’m sure it’s much safer to ride the subway this late than to take a well meaning stranger up on his offer of kindness.” The deep timbre of his voice made her shiver.

She wrinkled her nose. He did have a point. And besides that, what did she have to run home to? Certainly nothing as attractive or interesting as the male specimen standing in front of her. Laura’s most recent admonishments echoed in her mind—Live a little, take a chance. If Faith were brutally honest with herself, she had no real desire to leave—at least not yet. A prickle of warning jabbed at her spine, but she ignored it. “I guess you’re right.”

“Good, then you’ll stay.” Richard turned and headed to the mirrored bar built into the wall near a huge flat screen TV. He poured himself a drink from one of the crystal decanters and glanced over his shoulder at her. “Would you like one?”

See what I mean? Faith never had a chance at resisting a man like Richard Halstead. Still not convinced? Seriously?

Alright, time for the big guns… Richard’s secret weapon — his smooth, commanding Dominance…

He hadn’t moved. He just stood there, his intense green gaze devouring her.

With insides squirming and cheeks burning hot, Faith unbuckled her pants, slid them down to her ankles, and stepped out of the legs. They joined her blouse on the floor. Standing upright, she thanked the heavens she actually bothered to wear matching panties.

“Undergarments need to go as well. I want to see every inch of you.”

After a slight hesitation to gather her courage, Faith’s bra and panties joined the growing pile of discarded clothing. She stood before him, arms folded protectively over her bare breasts. Her weight shifted from left to right as he continued staring at her. God. Did I do something wrong?

“Good girl,” Richard said finally, breaking the tenuous silence. “I want you to lock your fingers behind your head. Be proud of what you offer, Faith. You are a gorgeous woman.”

She swore she blushed all the way to her toes. “Thank you, Sir.”

“Turn around.”

Faith took a deep breath and swung about. Just knowing he watched her, inspected her, gave her chills of excitement.

She let loose a gasp of shock when his warm hand caressed the curve of her hip and slid upward along her waistline, sending shivers of pleasure through her limbs. “On your knees, Faith.”

She quivered at the command in his words and tried to ignore the dampness growing between her thighs.

*swoon* I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m convinced. Richard Halstead is my choice of Book Boyfriend.

Don’t you agree?

Good 🙂

Click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend (IE. Richard Halstead)

You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry! While you’re there, check out the list of other Book Boyfriend candidates. I have every confidence you’ll still vote for Richard, even after meeting them all.

What’s up for grabs?

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).
  • Plus, each author (that’s where I come in) offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

For my part of the HOP, I am giving away:

a $10 AMAZON Gift Card to one lucky commentor.

I have only two requirements for entry.

  1. Leave a comment below telling me what qualities you look for in a boyfriend. You must include your email address in the comment, so I can contact you if your selected as my winner. Copied and pasted entries will not be accepted, so make your answer unique.
  2. LIKE” Bex Book Nook on Facebook (YES, this is also required to qualify for prizes)

NOTE: Don’t forget to leave me your email address. Unfortunately, if you don’t leave that information in your comment, I will have to disqualify you for the prize. Rules is rules, dontcha know?

Voting for your favorite Book boyfriend, and entry here for the Amazon gift card are both open until Midnight EST on April 21st

REMEMBER: Keep hopping to the next author or blogger and enter to win even more great prizes.

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#SexySnippets: More flavor from the #WIP #BDSM #Erotic

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Welcome to the Book Nook for another installment of SEXY SNIPPETS, where we share 7 steamy sentences from a recent release or WIP.

I’ve decided to share a piece from the erotic romance follow-up to my anthology story, Faith’s Gift. I just finished the first draft of this one last night. I had been using a working title of A Test of Faith for it, but I’ve changed things up and I think I am going with the title: FAITH AND TRUST (I’m letting it ruminate a bit – not sure I’m in love with that yet).

I’ll be subbing it to Evernight Publishing over the coming days in the hopes they will accept it for their Romance on the Go line. (Hope I didn’t jynx myself)

Here is just a little teaser picked out especially for all you Richard Halstead fans out there.

Fingertip vices closed over her nipples and stretched them taut.

Faith gasped as lightning struck the hardened nubs.

“So responsive,” Richard breathed while his fingers twisted and pulled. He released her breasts, and leaned over her. His chiseled, bare chest brushed over the sensitive peaks as he settled over her, his cock teased her wet opening. “It’s Master’s turn.” He pulled the blindfold from her eyes.

*grins* I REALLY wanted to give you all just one more sentence… Richard’s response was stellar, but, alas, rules are rules. Maybe, I’ll give it to you next week. 🙂

Love to know what you think. Feel free to share. Oh, and if you have a title suggestion, or love the one I am using, I’d like to know that, too. 😛

Be sure to click the link in this sentence, or the banner at the top of the post and swing by the other blogs offering SEXY SNIPPETS this week. Just be sure you have something handy to cool yourself off with. *winks*

Happy Sunday!

#SexySnippets: A Taste of My Current WIP #Erotic #BDSM

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Welcome to another installment of Sexy Snippets. Sorry for my late posting this morning. I had a little bit of trouble getting up and moving this Sunday.

But, without further delay, here are my seven sentences for this week, brought to you from my current WIP, A Test of Faith (WT). In this scene, Richard is enjoying an evening with his new submissive, Faith.

Led by the leash, Faith crawled forward a few feet.

“Here is good.” Richard crouched down, pulled the chain taut, and attached the end to something on the floor, trapping her in place. He tested the chain, giving it a yank to ensure it wouldn’t pull free from whatever he’d tethered her to.

Faith had enough room to move her head slightly left or right, but she couldn’t lift it higher than her shoulders and she couldn’t back up. A sense of helplessness washed over her, stealing her breath. Her heart thundered against her ribcage.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Be sure to swing by the other blogs participating in SEXY SNIPPETS this week.

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