Teaser Tuesday Feature

Hi all! So I thought I might make it a habit of sharing teasers from my books on Tuesdays. I’d also like to extend the feature to you guys as well. Feel free to share a sneak peek from one of your books too.

This week, I’ll share a snippet from my latest regency A Gentleman Always Finds Out.

Mariah kneeled on the bed before him. The mix of uncertainty and curiosity in her dark eyes wavered. She smiled, yet the blush on her cheeks spread down her neck. “No, I am not innocent. Although, I am not even altogether sure if we…I…should be here. My experience with men has been…how shall we say…limited.”

Julian throbbed with need. He desired her in the worst way, and her experience mattered not to what his body craved. He cupped her cheeks and leaned forward. “Dearest, your pleasure tonight is and will be priority. Experience comes with having a partner that has patience and is willing to share their secrets. Tonight, consider yourself fortunate.”


I hope you enjoyed the snippet! If you want to read more, A Gentleman Always Finds Out is available at: Amazon (Can/U.S/U.K), Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and in PDF, HTML, ePub, and mobi formats at All Romance eBooks, Secret Cravings Publishing, and Smashwords.

Now it’s your turn. Share your snippets in the comments section. Any heat rating is fine.

Howdy! It’s Been a While


Honestly…I haven’t been slacking off. These last few months have been insane for good and bad reasons, and I’m working on some amazing surprises for you.

For anyone who knows me personally, they can attest to some of the great difficulty I’ve had these last few months. My teen tested and exerted most of my patience and sanity, which made it very difficult to concentrate on anything. I’ve had to shift my writing schedule around and sadly withdrew two proposals. I honestly feel terrible about it, but there’s only so much a gal can do.

I then found myself confronted with an awful situation, and one that brought some very painful memories. We all make choices in life that we regret–which is normal, but I would never, ever lie about being physically abused. And to think I was accused of the very notion cut me deeply. Do people really lie about that kind of shit? All I know, is I would never fabricate such experience. I spent years in therapy, and I finally accepted, forgave, and moved forward. It’s one of the reasons why I started writing. Although, what I wrote back then for therapy was mostly dark poetry. Honestly, people can think what they want, but  I know the truth, and so does the universe. My husband and daughters fully support me, and love me all the same.
Anyhoo…enough of the awful news. How about some awesome things?

My blog Romance Author at Large is turning a year-old this September. Yay, right? Not just yet. Here’s the big news. I’m celebrating with a month-long  mass feature of authors, and there’s going to be giveaways too. Watch this space and that one for more news on the special event.

In addition to that, my review and promotions site Hawt Reads & Dirty Talk is doing extremely well, and is now open to cover ads. With a subscription base of 2. 4k and constantly growing, the decision seemed to be a natural one.

I’m hoping to re-release Hardened Desire later this month, or early on in September. All the drama slowed things down, but it will happen, I promise you.

I’m also working on two new stories. I’ve got a highlander novella in the works right now; I need to turn in by Halloween, and I think you’ll really love it. The other project is a brand new contemporary serialized book. Watch for more news on Boardroom Affairs. The first installment The Dare is turning out to be a mighty fun book. This sexy book is going to be fast-paced, kinky, and full of sexual fantasies gone wild.

Well, that’s it for now. I can’t giveaway all my secrets. Thank you for supporting me and my books. Love y’all to bits!

XO – Layna


Who Doesn’t Love a Freebie? Especially by D.L. Jackson.



Slipping the Past by D.L. Jackson FREE July 25-29, 2014.



Help celebrate the re-release of D.L. Jackson’s third place finalist in the 2011 More Than Magic contest. Get it FREE for five days at Amazon!

Some love affairs last a lifetime…others never end.

Fifty years into the future, if you’re one of the damned, you don’t run for your life, you run to save your soul. Jocelyn Miller is wanted for crimes she committed before she was born. Homeless, blind, and out in the elements on one of the coldest nights of the year, her desperation results in a bad decision. When Jocelyn and her brother Nate rob a convenience store, Jocelyn comes face to face with her worst nightmare and greatest love, a reaper named Gabriel.

Gabriel Solaris is an Enforcer, a genetically enhanced psychic often referred to as a reaper for his ability to take souls, and he’s charged with collecting Jocelyn’s. When he finds Jocelyn outside the store, he’s sure she’s up to something illegal. Proving it isn’t necessary. He holds a warrant and it’s all he needs. But the closer Gabriel gets to Jocelyn, the more he begins to question his duty and why he believes her claims of innocence. When Jocelyn tells him she loved him once, Gabriel loses control and kisses her. Instead of taking her soul, he gives her a week to prove innocence in her past-life crimes—something he has no authority to grant.

FREE at Amazon July 25-29, then the price will be $0.99 for a limited time:


Sharing Some Scandal for This Weeks Stop ~ My Sexy Saturday ~ July 5, 2015



Good morning ladies and gents. For this weeks theme is about our beloved heroines, and how they go above and beyond all for the name of love.

I’ve selected the following snippet from my debut erotic historical romance Scandal at Vauxhall. I hope you enjoy it.

Scandal at Vauxhall, Pleasure Garden Follies, Book 1

Scandal at Vauxhall, Pleasure Garden Follies, Book 1


Damnation! Of all the men to drive her to distraction. Only six months had passed since her husband’s death. Their connection was a scandalous one, and no matter how she tried to imagine things working out in the end, the situation would not resolve amiably. Either she would be exiled from the haute ton, or Nathaniel would be cast out from the House of Lords. Inevitably, their dalliance would have to stop, quickly and quietly.


For more information on this short and sexy read, Scandal at Vauxhall is now available where most ebooks are sold. If you use a Kobo or Apple product to read ebooks, the Epub version is available at Secret Cravings Publishing, Smashwords, or All Romance ebooks. If you would much rather prefer reading paperbacks, get all three books in this series in the anthology Scandalous Affairs here:

Amazon (U.S): http://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Affair-Layna-Pimentel/dp/1631052543

Amazon (U.K): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scandalous-Affair-Layna-Pimentel/dp/1631052543

Amazon (Canada): http://www.amazon.ca/Scandalous-Affair-Layna-Pimentel/dp/1631052543

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1119888586?ean=9781631052545

McNally Robinson (Canada) http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781631052545/layna-pimentel/scandalous-affair?blnBKM=1#.U7WRgPldUYM

Secret Cravings Publishing: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=10&products_id=902&zenid=a1259f4d7743ce66a0d2c03e1fefe583


Well, that’s it for me this week, so be sure to visit the other entries in this weeks hop at: http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.com



Featuring: To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands


To Marry a Scottish Laird

An English Bride in Scottland #2

By: Lynsay Sands

Releasing June 24th, 2014




New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn’t fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she’s never known?


Cam heard the trouble on the trail ahead before he saw it. The screams made him instinctively slow his horse as he rounded the bend, but when he saw a young boy being held by the scruff of his shirt and beaten by a big bull of a man, Cam reached for his sword and spurred his horse to move faster. A heartbeat later he’d reached the pair.

The thud of his boots hitting the ground made the assailant glance around, just in time to see Cam’s sword hilt before it slammed into the big oaf’s head. The fellow went down like a stone, unfortunately falling on the boy and landing with enough weight to bring a grunt of pain from the almost insensate lad.

Wincing in sympathy, Campbell used his booted foot to roll the villain off the boy. The moment the man’s weight was removed, the lad opened his swollen and blackening eyes and squinted up uncertainly.

“Yer safe,” Cam said and bent to offer him a hand up.

Instead of taking it, though, the lad glanced past him, swollen eyes widening slightly with horror. Cam instinctively started to straighten, but a blow to his lower back made him stagger. He managed to avoid trampling the lad and regained his footing after a couple of steps, then whirled to confront his assailant.

Assailants, Cam corrected himself grimly as he took note of the three men he now faced. They all had dirty faces and wore ragged clothes. None were as big as the man he’d knocked out, but they were not small either, and each had a different weapon. The bald man on the left held a club, the one with long dark hair on the right held a rusty old sword, and the ginger-haired one in the middle held a knife that was presently dripping with blood.

His blood, Cam realized even as he felt warm liquid begin to trickle down his lower back and leg. He hadn’t been punched in the back, he’d been stabbed.


Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/05/now-booking-tasty-virtual-book-tour-for.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18599761-to-marry-a-scottish-laird


Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJ3793O/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=avonromancehc-20

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-marry-a-scottish-laird-lynsay-sands/1117005028?cm_mmc=affiliates-_-linkshare-_-mdxm68jzjz8-_-10%3a1&ean=9780062273581&isbn=9780062273581&r=1

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/to-marry-a-scottish-laird?utm_source=linkshare_us&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_us&siteID=MdXm68JZJz8-PS7TGlMwksk1DOQj9YLvfw

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/to-marry-a-scottish-laird/id718596894?mt=11


lynsayAuthor Info

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.



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My Sexy Saturday ~ June 27, 2014

Well…I think for this week I will pimp out one of my all time favorite characters. Here’s a snippet from Stay With Me, my debut contemporary with some light kink. ;-)


“Pet, do you doubt I know what’s best for you?”

She snorted in contempt. “Sir, you only met me thirty minutes ago. How could you possibly know anything about me, other than the fact that I’m here when I shouldn’t be?”

Just give me time, sweetheart, and I’ll know everything I need to. Alex put up his hands and nodded. “While that may be true, the curiosity in your gaze does give away your interest. It’s that interest that’s keeping you safe from the hands of any of the other Doms here tonight. Indulge my curiosity for a moment, if you will. You mentioned briefly to Poppy your interest in the lifestyle. Is it true that you asked if Brian had any available friends?”


Did the snippet pique your interest? Read more about this novella here.

Be sure to check the other posts this week at: http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.com





June At A Glance – Epic News Too

Howdy all!

So just a few things before all my Canadian readers leave town for the upcoming holiday.

A Gentleman Always Finds Out is on sale right now at All Romance eBooks. After rebate, this quick and sensual short is $2.09. Please help make it a bestseller there. I would be eternally grateful if you could pass on the word too.

->EPIC…My Pleasure Garden Follies series is now in available in a print anthology entitled Scandalous Affairs. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy. This is my first print book, so I’m hellishly excited. You can purchase it at the following retailers:

Create Space & Amazon (U.S) Amazon (U.K)

Also, Scandal at Vauxhall is now available where all ebooks are sold.

Last but not least, it should come as no surprise that I’ll be self publishing a few titles in the coming the months. I’ll be re-releasing two titles later this year after a few changes have been made, and I’ve got a few other projects on the go. psst…I’ve got quite a few paranormal romances to announce soon too.

I’ve revamped the site these last few weeks, peruse around and check out my Bookshelf/Coming Soon page, I have a few surprises there.

That’s it for me right now, but stay tuned. You never know what kind of new things I will announce in the coming weeks.