Monday, April 29, 2013

The Suspense is Killing Me!

By: Hayden Braeburn

Congratulations to "LS" and "Taurus", the winners of Hayden's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Forgive me for the cheesy title, but it's true.  I am a pantser, and I am currently writing two romantic suspense books at the same time (more on my need to overachieve and over-schedule myself later), and right now I am fighting with the heroine of the third book in The Everetts of Tyler series, while trying to rein in the villain for the first book of the new, interrelated Aylesford series.

The suspense of it all is: When am I actually going to finish?  You see, Haleigh Carlisle, the heroine of LIVE FOR ME, the third book in The Everetts of Tyler Series, is being stubborn and refuses to do anything that isn't on her own time.  Caleb Everett is a fabulous man, a surgeon, a man with a strong family life who adores her daughter, but she just isn't ready for him yet.  So... Caleb and I just have to wait until she is.  On the other side, the villain in BURN, the first in the Aylesford Series, has completely lost it, and is going off the outline, so I'm having to readjust everything to let things happen the way they will happen.

Originally this post was supposed to coincide with the release of LIVE FOR ME, but as Haleigh is doing things on her own time, that is not the case.  BURN has always been scheduled for summer, so now we'll just have to wait and see which book is finished first!   (Well, and hope they don't suck!)       

My overachieving self scheduled herself to work full time, raise two kids, buy a house, and write four books this year.  So far, well, it's not working out as well as I'd like; however, now that we're in the house and things are almost all where they're supposed to go, things seem to be working better than they had the first quarter of the year.     So, now I just have to write the books I promised!  Ack.  

**Since a lot of you may not know me or my series, I am giving away two copies of the second book, FIGHT FOR ME with this post. (DANCE WITH ME, the first of the series is free on Amazon, Kobo, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords), and once they're finished, I'm happy to send digital ARCs to two commenters as well.        

Speaking of not knowing me or my books....

DANCE WITH ME, The Everetts of Tyler, Book 1– Available Now!
Champion ballroom dancer Katerina Nemecek pushed the love of her life away when he offered to save her studio from foreclosure. She loved him despite the secrecy surrounding their relationship, but she refused to take advantage of him or his wealth.

Mason Everett wants nothing more than to share his life, his family, and his fortune with Kat, but keeping her a secret was the only way he could keep her safe. He’d rather hide her away than chance losing her.

When Kat and Mason’s relationship finally goes public, it sets in motion a plan to keep them apart. Can they survive the firestorm to dance together forever?

FIGHT FOR ME, The Everetts of Tyler, Book 2– Available Now!
Cassidy Everett planned on nursing her brother’s protector back to health and moving on, but when an old foe resurfaces, her plans change. Quickly.

Dylan Black may have been shot saving Mason Everett’s life, but that doesn’t mean he can’t protect his own–and Cassidy is his whether or not she wants to admit it. His injuries don’t matter; all that matters is keeping his Cassie safe.

When the threats towards Cassidy turn lethal, will the fight to survive bring Cassidy and Dylan together or tear them apart?

LIVE FOR ME, The Everetts of Tyler, Book 3– Spring 2013

Haleigh Carlisle doesn’t exist, or didn’t six months ago. On the run from her past, she and her daughter Georgia end up in Tyler when Haleigh lands a job at Aylesford Memorial Hospital.

Caleb Everett may not have time to date, but that doesn’t stop him from noticing the new, leggy, blonde physical therapist. Making time in his schedule for the skittish woman is hard, but making a place in his heart is easy.

When Haleigh’s past comes back to haunt her, can Caleb live with the secrets she’s been hiding?

BURN, Aylesford, Book 1– Summer 2013

Isabelle Baxter has three things in life: Her sister, her
business, and her home.  When two of those are taken from her in the blink of an eye– or the lighting of a match– she is saved by the one man she wants more than anything, but refuses to acknowledge, Nathan Reynolds.
Nate has wanted Belle since the minute he laid eyes on the brunette beauty, and getting to know the smart woman behind the pretty face and curvy body made him even more determined to claim her for his own.  With her building burned to the ground, he brings her home with him–with every intention of having her stay permanently.
Belle needs to rebuild her store, move on with her life, and stay safe, but she can’t shake the growing feelings for the brooding firefighter who has appointed himself bodyguard.  Will she ignore the passion burning hot between them, or can Nate convince her some fires aren’t meant to be extinguished?

A Virginia native, Hayden Braeburn now finds herself among the bluegrass and rolling hills of Kentucky. Married to her own (former) Marine, and mother to two incredible children, she toils at a day job she actually loves, writing whenever she has a free minute.

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Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST April 30th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. I would love to win this, and of course I will get the first one so I can start in order if I win...hint, hint...the first one is .99 for my NOOK...thanks for the

  2. Thanks for sharing a bit about each book with us... going to grab book 1 DANCE WITH ME for a taste... love that cover for BURN.

  3. Unfortunately, B&N doesn't price match, but I'm so happy you picked up Dance With Me anyway, LS!

    Colleen, I love the cover for BURN, too! My cover artist and great friend Jodi Jo did them all, but that one is hot, isn't it?

  4. Loved Dance with Me. Can't wait to add the rest of the series to my tbr.Love the covers as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray

  5. These sound intriguing

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm sure Haleigh's story will be worth the wait!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  7. I picked up Dance With Me a couple of weeks ago because it sounded so interesting and now I'm looking forward to reading Fight for Me. Here's hoping things settle down for you so you can meet your deadlines; relax and try not to stress too much!

  8. Congrats Hayden on the series! Best wishes and happy writing! Thanks for sharing! Definitely running over to get my copy of book 1 :)


  9. Everyone of your books have a great storyline that I can't decide which one to read first. I am stump on which one to chose first.


  10. Thank you, Erin!

    There are only two books out as of now, Kai, just Dance With Me and Fight For Me, although the other two *will* be out this year. There are also some free reads on my website,