Evernight Holiday Hangover Blog Hop!


Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

The prize on Lea’s blog: a copy of recent release The Perfect Shoot!

The Perfect Shoot is book one of the erotic interracial romance series Hot Model Mine, voted “Sizzling Read of the Month” for November 2014 at Sizzling Hot Books.

Surely, this story has to be every author’s fantasy: to meet the gorgeous cover model of your book! Erotic romance Andrea has had a secret crush on sex-on-legs model Yushka for a while, but when they meet at an author conference in Cannes and he insists on dating, she questions his sincerity – she’s not willing to have her heart hurt a second time, either. The problem is, the handsome young man just won’t take a no for an answer…


Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

Book two of the Hot Model Mine series, Mine to Love, is currently in the making. What would you want to see happen between Andrea and Yushka?

Now hop on to the next blog – your Holiday Hangover continues here!

AMAZING!! The Perfect Shoot nominated for Sizzling Read of 2014

I can hardly believe the news – Sizzling Hot Books reviewed 300 books this year, and, out of all of these, nominated my erotic interracial romance with 9 others for the “Sizzling Read of the Year” award!

If you enjoyed The perfect Shoot (Hot Model Mine #1) and would like to give it your support, please go to http://sizzlinghotbooks.com/sizzling-read-of-the-year-2014/ and vote. Thank you in advance!!


More five star-reviews for Lea’s recent releases

What amazing news for a thriving author! Both The Perfect Shoot and High-Risk Fever got five stars on Goodreads today:

“Fantastic book. Wonderful characters. I was pulled into this story from the start. Outstanding job, Lea!”

“This is the third book I’ve read by Lea. I’ve been wanting to give her a five stars review and this is the book that did it for me. In my opinion, this is the best book she has written. The characters were well developed, her descriptions were amazing and it was HOT HOT. I love when I read a book and everything is perfectly clear in my mind. It’s like seeing the story come to life in my head. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, hot, well written story. I’m looking forward to her next book.”

Big thanks to the reviewers 🙂

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AWESOME NEWS: The Perfect Shoot is “Sizzling Read of the Month”!

Thank you so much to Robin from Sizzling Hot Books for nominating The Perfect Shoot for the prestigious award. It was truly an honor to be featured among renowned authors such as Lexi Blake and Tymber Dalton, and I never expected to win – so here’s a big THANK YOU to all the voters who made it possible!!

Here is the announcement from Sizzling Hot Books.



Color of Love Blog Hop

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction in the Color of Love Blog Hop.

I personally love everything exotic, from too-hot places in the southern hemisphere to their gold skinned inhabitants with rich, sexy accents and dark, smoldering eyes. Out of my admiration was born a book character – young sex-on-legs Yushka, a popular photo model and ladies’ man from central Asia. He’s getting tired of fleeting relationships when a beautiful, grown woman squeezes into a packed elevator with him at a publishing conference in France. Every hot-blooded cell in him awakes at their sudden intimacy, and in the next days, he’ll seize any opportunity to show his desire for her. But will she return the fervor?


Would you like to read The Perfect Shoot? It’s in the Color of Love giveaway basket!

Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win Grand Prizes:

1st prize $50 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

2nd prize $25 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

3rd prize $15 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

4th prize $10 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

5th prize $5 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

Now, hop on to the next stop on the blogger list!


Fantastic 5-star review for The Perfect Shoot!!

“Set at an author conference in Cannes, this is the story of 38-year-old romance writer Andrea and her cover model, 23-year-old Yushka.

When Andrea sees him fondling the conference organiser she recognises him immediately. He’s the boyishly handsome model on the cover of her latest book. Andrea has spent the last 18 years single-handedly raising her twin boys, so she’s had little time for love.

When a crowded lift and a pushy friend pre-empts the introduction she’d planned for the Meet and Greet session, she feels like a teenager again.

The chemistry sizzles between them from the beginning, but she’s concerned by the age difference, and after waiting 18 years, the last thing she wants is a quickie in  a  hotel restroom.

The more they are thrown together at the conference, the greater the heat between them. As Andrea struggles to reconcile her attraction to a man only 4 years older than her sons, Yushka is determined to prove to her he wants more than just a one night stand.

When a steamy photo shoot turns dangerously realistic, Andrea can no longer fight the sizzling chemistry between them.

Packed with scorching heat and realistic emotional turmoil, this book is a must read with a satisfying happy ending.”

– A big thank you to Sizzling Hot Books!!


The Perfect Shoot nominated for “Sizzling Read of the Month”!

Squeee!! My erotic romance The Perfect Shoot (Hot Model Mine 1) has been nominated for “Sizzling Read of the Month: November” with four other books.


This is awesome news and very humbling for me, so if you enjoyed reading my story and believe it deserves the honor, please vote here. Thank you SO much in advance! 🙂



The inspiration behind my book characters

So, who are all these characters we authors bring to life? Are they pure products of our imagination, or are there real-life people behind their names, looks, personalities etc.?

Well, every single book of mine has at least one inspiration.

Those of you who were around when I published Wild Hearted already know the badass gangster hero was inspired 100 % by the one and only, the fabulous, actor Michael Wincott.


His to-be girlfriend Luz was named after Spanish pop singer Luz Casal, because I listened to her back in 2011 when I started writing Wild Hearted, and my heroine needed an unusual name.


The psycho kidnapper and rapist was inspired by Overkill frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – but only his looks, as the guy is the sweetest person there is and one of my favorite artists ever!


Shawn Torien, the rock star hero of my short story My Biggest Fan, was given the last name of another celebrity: Bulletboys vocalist Marq Torien – simply because I dig his voice!


Some of you may know by now that Yushka, the model hero of The Perfect Shoot, was inspired by real-life model Umid Yuldashev. His looks just fit my character – you guessed it, perfectly.


But what you don’t know, is that another character in this book, photographer assistant Angéline, is named after sublimely beautiful model Angelina Cavanaugh!


And last but not least, the baby in High-Risk Fever was named after my twin soul DC Stone! Just because… I love her. Again and again, she has inspired me to keep writing.

Now, who’s next? Any suggestions?

Confidential interview with The Perfect Shoot heroine

Author Elyzabeth M. Valey interviews Andrea, aka. Cindy Vega, from new release The Perfect Shoot!

Elyzabeth: Morning my lovelies! Today I’ve got quite a treat for you (pun intended *grin*) Lea Bronsen has come in with her lead character, Cindy, from The Perfect Shoot (Hot Model Mine) and I’ve interviewed the latter.  Please give them a warm welcome!

Welcome Andrea or should I say, Cindy? Can you tell us a bit about your writing?

Cindy: Hi Elyzabeth! First off, thanks for having me here. I’m not used to being in the spotlight, but I’ll answer your questions the best I can. So, my writing. I’m an erotic romance writer, but you know how it is – some say it’s too sweet and romantic to be labelled erotic, and some say it’s too pornographic to be romance. *shakes head*

To read the interview, please visit Elyzabeth’s In A Dream Beyond blog 🙂


Roll Out the Red Carpet winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in Evernight’s Roll Out the Red Carpet Blog Hop!

Picking the giveaway winner on my stop wasn’t easy (and guys, I loved your answers) but the lucky winner is… Haley Miller!

Congrats, Haley – you won a copy of my new release the erotic interracial romance The Perfect Shoot (Hot Model Mine 1).

Hope you enjoy the book!

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NEW RELEASE!! The Perfect Shoot (Hot Model Mine 1)

I’m very happy and excited to announce the release of my third book today.

It is available for purchase on Evernight Publishing’s website in the categories Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial, and May/December.


When Andrea Johnson, writing as author Cindy Vega, signed up for a Meet & Greet with the cover model of her latest book, she didn’t expect sparks to fly. Yushka is dangerously good-looking and too young for her. But their connection is instantaneous, and during a photo shoot with the two, the photographer picks up on their growing attraction. Seeing the potential for the cover photo of the century, he decides to push their comfort limits…

Buy links: Evernight ~ Amazon USAAmazon UKAll Romance eBooks ~ Bookstrand

Add it to your Goodreads list!

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A special thank you to Evernight’s team for an amazingly quick publishing process – it took only two and a half months from the day we signed the contract to release date!


COVER REVEAL for The Perfect Shoot!!

I’m so pleased to share this beautiful book cover with y’ all 🙂 It captures the hero and heroine in the hottest scene of the story, obsessed with each other yet deeply distraught while under the scrutiny of a gold-digging photographer. A big thank you to the Evernight team and Sour Cherry Design!

“When Andrea Johnson, writing as author Cindy Vega, signed up for a Meet & Greet with the cover model of her latest book, she didn’t expect sparks to fly. Yushka is dangerously goodlooking and too young for her. But their connection is instantaneous, and during a photo shoot with the two, the photographer picks up on their growing attraction. Seeing the potential for THE cover photo of the century, he decides to push their comfort limits…”


The Perfect Shoot is an Editor’s Pick!

OMG, book 1 of the intercultural erotic romance series Hot Model Mine is an Editor’s Pick! Thank you, Evernight editors. This is incredibly rewarding and a strong incentive to continue writing book 2, Mine to Love.

I can’t wait for the rest of the world to read this story when it comes out – on October 7th 🙂

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Blurb: When Andrea Johnson, writing as author Cindy Vega, signed up for a Meet & Greet with the cover model of her latest book, she didn’t expect sparks to fly. Yushka is dangerously goodlooking and too young for her. But their connection is instantaneous, and during a photo shoot with the two, the photographer picks up on their growing attraction. Seeing the potential for THE cover photo of the century, he decides to push their comfort limits…