Win 50+ Free Books and 1 eReader

My Two-Stud Stand is part of a 50+ contemporary romance giveaway. All these books are ‘first-in-series’. What a great way to find some new reads!

Enter to win by October 21st!


Win FREE Audiobooks – Yay!

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Fun opportunity the rest of September!

Follow authors on BookBub for chance to win a terrific bundle of historical romance audiobooks, including the holiday classic Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord 😉.

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James Avery $20 Giveaway and Upcoming Regency Release

September 2020 Newsletter

What’s Inside

-James Avery $20 Giveaway – Claimed! Available – email Larissa to claim
-Mistress in the Making Trilogy up next
-Free Download for subscribers-The Pirate’s Pleasure
-Great Romantic Comedy Bundle Giveaway

Howdy all!

Lots of information to share today, so I’ll get right to it.

James Avery $20 Giveaway

I’ve long been a customer of James Avery, a Texas-based jewelry designer, having purchased my first “dangle ring” (in the shape of Texas, no less) back in junior high I think. I’m likely dating myself here 😉 – no idea whether dangle rings are still a thing or not.

The company just sent me a $20 promo good on ANYTHING, either in person or online. It’s good through September 28 and I will happily share the code or mail the promo card to the first person that emails, from the US, and says they will use it. [I’ll update this page at the top the minute it’s been claimed; please check here before emailing – thanks!]

Mistress in the Making Trilogy up next

Mistress in the Making Trilogy – Releasing September 2020

I’m so thrilled with how these stories turned out. It’s been a long wait for some readers – thank you for your patience! And I hope the overall story arc of Daniel and Thea makes you as happy as it does me.

Some readers may not know that I struggle with “invisible” disabilities – some painful autoimmune conditions that have affected my life for over twenty-five years. From sitting at a computer, to typing (which is all but impossible – hence, why use dictation software), as well as difficulty speaking at times – which mitigates the dictation and slows down story progress – I’m familiar with the frustrations of having something to say without the physical means to get it out. Though stuttering isn’t a major problem of mine (it’s more muscular for me), writing a hero who has difficulty speaking really resonated and hit home.

The first third of their story, SEDUCTIVE SILENCE, releases this coming Tuesday, September 8, and the subsequent two titles, a week later, LUSTY LETTERS on the 15th and DARING DECLARATIONS on September 22.

All three are currently available for .99¢ via preorder at Amazon only (ebook versions; print versions are available everywhere).

In three months, by late December or very early January, the ebooks will be available at all additional retailers. I’ll run the official Review ARCS on these then, so if anyone is a customer at Amazon and reads these and likes them, it would mean the world if you would please leave a review. Thank you.

Free Download for subscribers-The Pirate’s Pleasure

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Fresh from rejecting yet another suitor (determined to resist Mama’s pressure to accept anyone—“Please, dear, before you’re so far on the shelf it topples!”),  Lady Roberta convenes a weekly writing group comprised of her three closest friends. Their literary efforts soon evolve—or devolve, depending upon one’s point of view—from composing insipid lines of poetry to more erotic endeavors.

Meet the ladies and read The Pirate’s Pleasure, the first Titillating Tale.

4000 words • Complete Story • Exclusive.  Also includes excerpt from the upcoming Mistress in the Making Trilogy.

Current subscribers who’d like to read can download the EPUB or MOBI here: [links to ebooks provided in subscriber emails; new readers sign up here for your copy]

Great Romantic Comedy Bundle Giveaway

Lady Scandal is part of a prize pack including FIFTY make-you-laugh romantic comedies (and who doesn’t need that these days?!) and an e-reader! All you need is your email address to enter, with the option of joining certain author’s newsletters. It’s that easy. 🙂

The contest runs for another 4+ days. Good luck!

Stay Sane and Healthy

During these unprecedented crazy-arse times, I’m working to maintain inner peace and mental motivation. Fortunately, I’ve avoided binge eating brownies (a true accomplishment!) but am *still* struggling to get my meditation practice back up and running.

I hope you and your family are maintaining whatever healthy boundaries and habits you can. Peace out.


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Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer Contest – Enter between now and July 7th.

A quick reminder about the great Summer Fun giveaway. There’s still time to enter for a chance to win a waterproof Kindle Paperwhite and other prizes.

I’ve teamed up with Night Owl Romance and other authors to bring you the chance for some cool stuff. You enter by reading romance book blurbs– hopefully finding some new great books in the process–and sharing the event. Learn more and Enter here!

July 1, 2020 Newsletter

What’s Inside

-New Website and Contest
-Lady Scandal Release
-Launch Team – Larissa’s Lions


A big howdy and welcome to everyone – both new readers and longtime fans. In these crazy times, I hope you and your family are staying safe, sane and healthy!

After a long hiatus, I’m thrilled to report a number of books are coming out the next few months, both Regency and contemporary.

Back in 2016, when I started finishing a couple things, I heard it’d be a good idea to save them up and release five or so books at once. Uh…I’ve since learned that’s not a good idea for someone like me. ADHD plus computer limitations plus loads of books on the brain do not make for a good combination.

Fortunately, I’ve got two wonderful ladies who are helping me out now – wave to Jen and Martinique – and we’re all working together to stay active on social media and, more importantly, get some new books published pronto.

As you can see by the picture of my office, I needed their help!

New Website

My new website is up and running complete with info on the five Regency books coming out this year (two reprints and the Mistress in the Making Trilogy). There’s also the first glimpse of the new pen name and contemporaries being released later this summer and fall under Larissa Lynx.

Of course, my Primary Distractors are happy to have their own dedicated page and stand ready to greet everyone, especially those of you who throw cyber treats their way.

Summer Contest – Enter between now and July 7th.

To get your summer reading started off right, there’s a great contest you can enter to win a WATERPROOF Kindle!

I’ve teamed up with Night Owl Romance and other authors to bring you the chance for some great prizes. You enter by reading romance book blurbs– hopefully finding some new great books in the process–and sharing the event. Learn more and Enter here!

Lady Scandal Release

First up on the publishing front is Lady Scandal, a reprint of the 2011 release with a gorgeous new cover and in paperback for the first time. Currently at $0.99, it’s a great deal for a couple hours’ escape.

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Lady Scandal 2nd Edition Cover

Sparks—and stockings—fly when an interview for a husband turns into a game of forfeits, and a scandalous lady and one handsome rogue learn how very right they are for each other.

Lady Scandal is a fun and super sexy Regency-styled Historical Romance written using period-appropriate slang (known as cant) and words common during the early 1800s. Zeus, Juliet (and Larissa, of course) bid you “Sparkish fine reading”.

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Launch Team

I’m building my Launch Team, affectionately known as Larissa’s Lions. These are fans who either purchase books near release day or receive Advance Reading copies and leave reviews, post on social media if it’s a book they really like, and generally help spread the word.

Interested? Contact my assistant Jen at lyons.larissa at yahoo dot com.



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