Sunday, January 30, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that I am a member of Truly, Madly, Deeply Romance Authors … a group of 26 authors each dedicated to putting out FREE reads twice a year!
I’m very excited about this project and honored to be among the talented writers that have been gathered for this project.

Hello all! It’s a balmy Sunday night in Jersey (for us, 40 degrees IS balmy *winks*) and it’s the perfect night to share the upcoming release of my first novella, an erotic romance entitled Skin Deep, available at Secret Cravings Publishing on February 9, 2011!

10% of my royalties from the sales of Skin Deep will be donated to The Scleroderma Foundation.


True beauty wears many faces and is said to be in the eye of the beholder. I make it a habit to look for the ‘beautiful’ in each person who comes my way … whether a sparkle in lovely eyes; or an infectious laugh; a genuine smile; a giving heart; a kind word for someone else; a sharp mind, and even an equally sharp wit; a wry sense of humor; all these traits and more are what define beauty for me.

What is true beauty in your opinion?

E-mail your answer to me (no more than 50 words or so, but if the Muse strikes, feel free to run with it!) at with either SWEET or SEXY in the subject line.

I will add you to my mailing list BUT I will not flood your inbox with e-mails; instead you’ll receive the Premier Issue of my upcoming semi-annual newsletter.

Contest will end Midnight, February 14th and winners will be announced/contacted February 15th!  Two (2) winners will be selected by, and ideally, I’d love to share the winner’s entries (with your permission, of course!)

One prize will be SWEET$25.00 Sephora e-Gift Certificate

One prize will be SEXY Kama Sutra Chocolate Lover's Body Paints


Emily Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher, is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants of her brush with Morphea is the only option left to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her to finally move on with her life after the devastating diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.

Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily walks into his shop.

Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily, and a tenuous bond is formed. When the intimidating yet teddy-bear of a man offers her a glimpse into his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.

Take a moment to watch the trailer for Skin Deep …

I love meeting other writers, readers and authors, so feel free to find me on Facebook or visit my website for a direct link, and my e-mail!

Layla Hunter

Secret Cravings Publishing – Every Night Erotica – XOXO Publishing