Illustrated Romance Author Jenn LeBlanc
Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things.
The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn’t want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep.
The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century.
Lulu is no mere woman, however. She’s a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix—at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn’t quite sure what to think and is certain she’s dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world—whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger.
As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets.
Trust doesn’t come easily to either of them, but it’s the only thing they have.
Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return.
It’s a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.
ABOUT The Duke and The Baron:
Happiness was always too much for Lady Amelia to hope for.
Now all she expects is to secure her future and marry the Duke of Castleberry, as arranged. But Amelia has a dangerous secret that could not only destroy her in his 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. Ender is determined 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 mind and the other her heart?
None of them will find happiness until they all three learn to embrace the absolute surrender.
(This book was formerly titled ABSOLUTE SURRENDER—no other changes have been made)
ABOUT: The Rake and The Recluse:
A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.
The Duke of Roxleigh is running the track, training his new set of Friesians, when a woman runs from the forest directly into his path nearly killing her.
He takes her back to his manor to care for her… but there’s something not quite right and though he wishes to be done with the entire situation, he just can’t keep her from his thoughts…
Francine Larrabee was a 21st century woman on a path bound for certain glory—until she lands in Victorian England and is nearly killed by a team of terrifying black horses led by a Duke who matches them in spirit and demeanor, and always seems to be cross. Though she is drawn to her rescuer, he wants nothing to do with her.
Brother to The Duke of Roxleigh, the Lord Peregrine Trumbull, is Viscount Roxleigh in name, but a rake of the worst order by action…. until he meets his match in a girl who requires his complete submission, something he has never been familiar with.
Lilly Steele was a simple country miss until she was kidnapped, brutally attacked and left for dead in the far reaches of Great Britain. Now she’s escaped the aftermath and has asked Perry to do the untenable.
She managed to recover her physical injuries… but the emotional scars run deep and will require absolute trust and healing from an altogether unlikely source.
What is love? Where does it come from? What makes two people crash, and two other people burn. In this six part serial novel we feel what it means to love, what it means to care, and what it is to give up everything you know—to save the one person you can’t live without.
VOTED BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY READERS for the 2012 Bookie Award!
“If you’re looking for a book that will make you think, make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you giggly in your silly bits, pick up a copy of Absolute Surrender today. A beautifully crafted romance that defies everything you would expect in a historical romance.”
“1 Part Outlander+ 1 Part Jane Eyre= Me, Lost in LeBlanc™
I spent a week (yes, A WEEK) on this book. It might be mostly due to the fact that I flipped through it 8 times just drooling over the pictures. Within those 8 flip throughs, I read the story. The concept is GENIUS! I mean, who hasn’t wanted to know exactly what the author sees when she’s writing her book? Who hasn’t wondered what the hero REALLY looks like? Well, wonder no more. Ms. LeBlanc takes us into her vision, complete with pictures.”
“This is a drool worth novel – in so many ways. Jenn LeBlanc is an absolutely fabulous photographer and a phenomenal writer. This books showcases both her talents.. The cherry on top of this story – a sexy male lead who just oozes sensuality – both in photographs and in the written word.”
“The pictures ramp up the sexy and help the reader burn! While historical books are not usually my cup of tea, I found that I couldn’t stop reading The Rake and the Recluse. Each page drew me in closer to the characters and made me want to read more! If you like action packed historicals with a twist, The Rake and the Recluse is for you!”
“The Rake and the Recluse is brilliant and beautiful, a historical romance novel that should not be missed.”
“It’s really quite a lovely love story when you get down to the nitty gritty. Francine and Gideon, the Duke, had a wonderful romance and I loved seeing Gideon becoming the man I think he was meant to be. He truly blossomed with Francine and I loved seeing that.”
“…Now our hero, Gideon, was delightful. He started off so starched and stuffy and damaged and reserved, but once he gave over to love, he held nothing back. He seemed to love as fearlessly as any warrior fights a battle. His interactions with his little brother were just fabulous to read. I loved them both.”
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“Perry’s amazing. Normally I go for the dark and broody like Gideon, but something about Perry gripped me from his first entrance into the story. He’s hilarious, he’s sexy, and he’s wild. His relationship with Lilly adds more depth to his character than I ever expected, and by the end of TRATR, I was in love with him. I want my own Perry.”
“All the parts of this novel were so captivating and impressive not only for the gorgeous illustrations, but the delicious writing. The format left me expecting the next pictures, which was a nice touch to the story.”