Breaking the Limits Update!

Hello everyone!! Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here!

So I figured it was time to update y’all on Breaking the Limits. It was originally supposed to be released in February and then in March and now it’s almost April. First, I want to apologize for the delay and lack of communication. There’s been a lot happening lately & I’ve been contemplating how to explain it all to everyone.

3 months ago, I launched my own LuLaRoe in-home & online boutique. I knew my time would be limited, but I had no idea just how much time. As much as it’s been rewarding and fun and a great outlet aside from writing, it’s taken me away from being able to write full-time. Before LLR, I was stuck. BTL wasn’t being written as fast as I had hoped and I was stuck with parts of my outline. When I was writing Pushing the Limits, I struggled a lot with the art aspects and the mental illness Aspen suffered with. It took a lot of energy out of me and I had to do a lot of research, which also took me out of the story and then struggled to get back into it again.

Although Breaking the Limits has a completely different plot, it has similarities from PTL such as being a student/teacher romance, an art aspect, and an emotional past that links the two characters together. It’s been a struggle to get their story out and adding LLR to my resume was just the break my mind needed.

Now that being said, I am diving back into Kendall’s story. Yes, it’s taken me much longer than I anticipated, so I truly appreciate your patience. When the book is finished and headed to the editing stage, I will post again when it will release.

 

Thank you all again for being so excited about Kendall’s story. I am working furiously to get it released for you all!

 

Much love,

Brooke xoxo

Alphas & Millionaires Starter Set

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Alphas & Millionaires Starter Set

Meet all of Brooke Cumberland’s alphas and millionaires in one boxed starter set! Includes KITCHEN AFFAIRS, SPARK, and THE INTERN. All three books are the first in each sizzling hot series!
BONUS: Includes a brand new, expanded novella edition of BAD GIRLFRIEND!!

Available for preorder at $.99 for a limited time only!

Amazon US

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iBooks

B&N coming soon!

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>>KITCHEN AFFAIRS, book 1 in the Riverside Trilogy<<
Drake Stagliano is one of Chicago’s most eligible millionaire bachelors and the CEO of the Riverside Hotel & Restaurant. Molly Woods is staying focused on finishing culinary school and caring for her 4-year-old daughter and the last thing on her mind is dating. When Molly starts her internship at the Riverside, she expects to get the experience she needs to graduate, but what she hadn’t expected was an intense run-in with her brooding, sexy, and persistent boss.

As boundaries start to get crossed and lines start to blur, rumors are spread and promises are broke. But you know what they say–if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

>>SPARK, book 1 in the Spark Series<<
Eric Reilley is Boston’s sexiest firefighter. Originally from Texas, Eric is no stranger to being a southern gentlemen. When his new apartment building catches fire, he finds himself rescuing a girl in just tiny lingerie. A girl he finds thinking about more than he should be. Velaney Wills is a girl with a past that would rather run from her feelings than open up to the hot guy that saved her in the middle of the night.

With their sizzling hot chemistry, Velaney can only hold out for so long before she gives into the spark she knows she can’t deny.

>>THE INTERN, book 1 in the Intern Series<<
Bentley Leighton is a former model turned future CEO of Leighton Enterprises. He takes his job serious, his looks serious, and his personal life even more serious. Less than enthusiastic about the new intern interviews he has to accompany, Bentley finds himself interviewing a young girl he can’t deny is everything he should stay away from.
Cecilia West is sexy, fierce, and a loud-mouthed know-it-all…and she’s completely off-limits.
What begins as a steamy forbidden affair quickly turns into secrets, lies, and betrayal.

>>BAD GIRLFRIEND, a standalone novella<<
Kate Weston is living on borrowed time. She’s left her boyfriend and job behind, determined to make her last months count. Visiting her cousin for a couple of weeks is just what she needs. Helping her finish last minute wedding preparations and girl time are on her agenda, but when a surprise houseguest shows up in her shower, her plans begin to change.

What was meant as a fun and carefree week, Kate ends up discovering more about herself and how living like there’s no tomorrow means so much more.

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TWO FORBIDDEN STANDALONES. ONE HOT KINDLE.

 

DANGEROUS TEMPTATIONS

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One night to ruin everything I thought I knew.

From the outside, I had the perfect lifestyle.
Wealthy fiancé, blossoming career, amazing friends.

I wasn’t looking to get married yet, but when William—“Manhattan’s royalty”—charmed his way into my life, I couldn’t deny the security and comfort that overcame me.

To society, I was the girl only after his money. I was the party-goer who managed to seduce a man twice my age to have the lifestyle some could only dream of. I was every magazine’s cliché of what a gold-digging whore was.

I wanted to prove them wrong—that our love was real and that I wasn’t that girl.

But then everything changed.
One wrong decision. One unfaithful night. One haunting reality.
Perhaps they were right.

The media didn’t see it coming…and neither did I.

**This is a full-length stand alone contemporary romance novel with no cliffhanger. HEA d
epends on who you ask.**

Recommended for readers 18 and up due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

 

PUSHING THE LIMITS

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PTL-cover2He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.

With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.
While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.
He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.
That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

Recommended for 18 & above due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content.

*Pushing the Limits is a 101,000 words standalone.*

 

Pushing the Limits TEASERS!

ARC’s just went out! PTL is coming in 6 days!!

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From USA Today Bestselling Author comes a new contemporary student/teacher romance standalone…

He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.
With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.
While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.
He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.
That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

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A Thank You Note to my Readers

Thank you for putting Dangerous Temptations on the USA Today Bestseller’s list!

 

To my readers,

So something amazing happened last week… you helped put Dangerous Temptations on the USA Today Bestseller’s List!! …which BLEW ME AWAY!!

 

There’s been times where I wonder if I’m crazy for making writing my full-time career. There are times I feel so broken and down that I wonder if I’ll ever get out of the black hole of self-doubt and insecurity. There are times I can’t believe this is real life—that readers all across the globe are reading my words. And that you take the time out of your day to message me and tell me how much you loved one of my books.

It’s all so surreal.

And I’m eternally grateful.

I don’t think there’s a single author who doesn’t wake up every day and think, “Wow…I get to do what I LOVE for a living every day!” Because no matter how much time passes or how many books I publish, it still doesn’t seem real. I was just a girl struggling to stay on track for my online grad classes when I picked up my first digital book on my iPad. I was that girl who went for realistic rather than optimistic. But once I discovered the world of eBooks and a whole reading community I hadn’t known existed, I became addicted.

Long story short, two years later, you’ve put my name on the USA Today Bestseller’s List three times! When I started out, the thought of hitting a list never even crossed my mind. It seemed so out of reach, that I didn’t dwell on it. And even now that it’s happened, I still have a hard time believing it.

But you believed in me.

You picked my books up, read them, & left reviews.

You anxiously waited for more and once again picked it up and read and reviewed it.

It all overwhelms me. Like emotional-roller-coaster-of-tears-and-laughter—overwhelming.

All in the best way possible.

I’m so thankful.

I’ll never take this blessing for granted. Even through the dark days, the self-doubt days, and over exhausted because I haven’t slept in weeks days. I love every part of this journey. It’s given me so much more than I ever expected. It’s healed me. It’s saved me from going down a dark, depressive path. It’s given me hope that even after hitting rock bottom, you can pull yourself up and begin again.

Never let anyone convince you that you can’t do something… because although most people turned their heads at me when I told them what I write, I’ve proved to myself over and over that I can do this. I can put my mind to something and succeed. Even through all the failures and screw ups, I keep going. And to me, that right there is successful.

So my dear readers, thank you. Thank you for being so passionate about books and wanting to connect with authors. Thank you for interacting with me, sharing your lives with me, and being the reason I can continue doing what I love.

You’re all amazing!

 

*Hugs & Kisses*

Brooke xoxo

 

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He’s my art professor.

I’m his student.

With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.

While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.

He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.

That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?

What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

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My favorite books in paperbacks!

I’m a HUGE fan of collecting paperbacks! So I thought I’d post some of my favorite books that I’ve read that I have in paperback.

I’m linked each title to the Amazon buy link if you’re interested in checking them out :)

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THE GAMBLE by Kristen Ashley

This was my first KA book! It consumed me for DAYS. It’s a longer book, so when I finally did finish it, I had a bookhanger for weeks!

RUIN by Rachel Van Dyken

This is a GREAT New Adult novel. The hero was so likable and the heroin was relatable. Highly recommend this one!

BEST KIND OF BROKEN by Chelsea Fine

First book by Chelsea & I devoured it! Great writing & storyline. Couldn’t get enough!

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen

One of my top favorites ever. Jessica is a fabulous writer & these characters stuck with me for weeks.

WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn

My first of many books by J. Lynn that I read. This New Adult romance consumed me & I loved every minute of it.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by E.L. James

The book that started it all! I read the entire trilogy in 4 days. I didn’t sleep or eat and had a bookhanger for weeks.

ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young

Another top fave! This was my first Samantha Young romance & the writing was fabulous! The storyline was intriguing and kept me reading from beginning to end.

AFTER THE RAIN by Renee Carlino

This was my first Renee Carlino read & I wanted to hurt her so bad after this. I CRIED and CRIED! I related so much to this book that it stuck with me for weeks. Fabulous second-chance romance.

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

My favorite CoHo book of all time. I devoured it the first hour it arrived on my kindle. This ‘forbidden’ type romance was just what I wanted & as always, the writing was incredible.

NIGHT OWL by M. Pierce

Could not get enough of Night Owl! Absolutely fabulous read & writing. I’ve told everyone I know to read this book. It’s sexy, intriguing, & forbidden. One of my top favorites!

UNTEACHABLE by Leah Raeder

I seriously can’t say enough about this book. This student/teacher forbidden romance was SO well written. Leah has a lyrical writing prose that just draws you in from the first page to the very end.

WHAT IF by Bayli Lane

I read this book while I was flying back home one weekend and had to email this author to tell her she made me cry on the plane around complete strangers! I didn’t even care. It was worth it! Such a beautiful military, friends-to-lovers romance! Highly recommend!

LOVING MR. DANIELS by Brittainy C. Cherry

Another unique and incredibly written student/teacher romance. Brittainy has an incredible writing style. Everything just flowed so well. The lyrics and the way the story was told had me captivated through the entire book. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a forbidden romance.

REASONABLE DOUBT SERIES by Whitney G.

This sexy serial is written so well, it just keeps you glued to the pages. The characters are so well-developed, you can’t help but miss them once their story is over. Erotic romance at it’s best!

ARCHER’S VOICE by Mia Sheridan

There are hardly words to describe how much I loved this book. Mia is one of my favorite authors & this book remains to be my top fave. It’s beautiful, enchanting, engaging, & sweet. I cried, I laughed. I wanted to hold these characters and never let them go.

KEEP ME STILL by Caisey Quinn

A beautiful story about a sick girl & a guy willing to take her anyway he can have her. I was completely captivated by the writing and story.

BEAUTIFUL BROKEN RULES by Kimberly Lauren

Incredible New Adult novel about a sassy and promiscuous heroin that falls for a bad boy. The author’s writing was flawless and the story had just enough to make it different and intriguing.

STEPBROTHER DEAREST by Penelope Ward

Forbidden romance at it’s best! I love this author’s writing & her ability to tell a story. Absolutely fabulous read!

BRIGHT SIDE by Kim Holden

If you wish to cry, read this book. If you wish to feel pain, read this book. If you wish to fall in love with characters & watch them be ripped away from you, read this book. This book is full of FEELS. Absolutely breathtaking romance about a girl that’s capable of touching everyone’s life that she meets. You will be gutted. You’ve been warned.

Feel free to tell me some of your favorites! :)

#TBR Time!

Pushing the Limits is coming!! Add to your TBR here!

He’s my art professor.

I’m his student.

With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.

While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.

He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.

That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?

What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

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