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Wednesday 26 August 2015

☀ Leo: Three Divisions [1] - Celeste Prater

Thank you for joining us for the Release Day Party for Leo  by (, Siren-BookStrand, Inc., 94,305 words).

This is the first book in the Three Divisions series, a Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense, MF, Erotic Consensual BDSM, HEA, with a Sextreme heat rating (!)

Leo is being released today, 26 August 2015, exclusively at BookStrand, and soon available for pre-order at all other major retailers.

Check out the book's synopsis and the Mild (Mystery buildup) excerpt below.

Author Celeste Prater will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


A reverent touch to a set of suede-covered cuffs, and Jillian Dosh unwittingly takes the first step into a world that she never knew existed. Busted while she’s making a stealthy visit to Three Divisions Lifestyle Emporium, Jillian can’t believe she’s face-to-face with her fantasy lover. Much more potent up front and personal, Leo Straton’s commanding presence intrigues and scares her at the same time. Can fantasy become reality?

Recognizing the voluptuous Jillian as the perfect submissive for him, Leo begins a journey to pull her into his world of D/s. She’s innocent, imaginative, strong-willed, and dangerous to his heart. She’s his butterfly—stuck in the chrysalis of the vanilla world and ready to spread her wings. Overcoming her initial hesitancy, Jillian begins to blossom under his tutelage. But an innocent deception may bring this new love to a crashing halt.

Three Divisions, Book 1 ignites the senses, fires up your libido, and makes you crave to be owned by this Dom.

Teaser: Excerpt

Hurrying along the walkway, eyes glued to the window, Jillian finally discovered a ten-inch gap between advertisement posters. Cupping her hands against the surprisingly clean glass, she peered inside, stood on tiptoe to see past the shelving, and immediately spotted two men. A quick assessment told her that the one with the gray hair and wrinkled business suit wasn’t a local. The brown leather suitcase leaning innocently against his right leg still carried the airline terminal tag.

Jillian couldn’t help but snort when she glanced to the other one. He was a little younger, wore a wedding ring, and still clung to his glory days as life pulled him kicking and screaming into his forties. The severely faded and tattered USC College T-shirt had seen better days. She wondered how many times his wife had thrown it in the garbage, only to find it among the laundry items the very next day. That could very well explain the small Band-Aid on his left ear. She darted out of sight when the men’s profiles made an appearance.

Glancing down the relatively deserted street, Jillian was surprised to find that the fading sun had finally decided to hide itself, instantly bringing deep shadows to stretch ominously between each dim streetlight—a clear warning sign for the smart people to get their butts home. Only a few businesses across the roadway had yet to turn their exterior lights on, making the surroundings even spookier. She knew she needed to get this over with before the night dwellers burst out from wherever they hid during the harshness of the day and began filling the walkways.

Pushing quickly inside her targeted establishment, Jillian cringed upon hearing the tinkling of bells over the doorway. She reached up and silenced them before they could finish waking up the dead. Crap! Didn’t see that coming.

Dodging to the side of a tall, metal structure, Jillian chanced a quick peek past the edge to see if she’d been discovered or if any other bodies were milling about the interior. Satisfied she only had the two oblivious browsers to contend with, Jillian slithered around several displays and two more short cabinets before she was ensconced behind a thick bookshelf with ample space between shelves to peek out.

Bravado growing by the second, she moved on silent feet along the narrow aisle, eyes locked onto the two men continuing to keep a respectable distance from one another. She quirked a brow. You both might as well have a bulls-eye tattooed on your backs. Not once had they made eye contact, much less taken the time to glance over their shoulders to spot her lurking close at their rear.

Jillian couldn’t help but shake her head as she slid her hand out of her purse, cupped it with the other, and rested her grip on the smooth wood to steady her arms. Maneuvering the red laser dot from one skull base to the next, she considered her targets the proverbial “innocent bystanders” mentioned in every news article about the increasing murder rate in this crazy town. They were oblivious to their surroundings, content in the false knowledge that nothing bad would ever happen to them. Things like that only occurred to other people—a typical last thought of hapless victims.

Oh, well. Reality time.

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About the Author

Celeste was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than her small Texas town, she joined the Marines, which satisfied her craving to see more of the U.S. and her drive to see if she could be one of the few and the proud.

A firm believer in educating the mind, Celeste has achieved several advanced degrees, the latest being a master’s of science.

Her true love is writing erotic romance about men who know how to treat their women right. Celeste is also the author of the award winning FUELED BY LUST series. All currently released books in the series have made it into the Top 5 Bestseller Lists at within days of release as well as making it into the Top 10 Hottest New Releases in Erotic Science Fiction on Amazon.

Celeste would also like to give a shout out to the scrumptiously delicious Dustin Sherer, the cover model for Book 1 of this new series, and also featured in the other images used in the above article. You can find him on Facebook at Dustin Sherer: Fitness Model and Athlete.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Leo's tour at:

1: Queen of the Night Reviews
2: The Avid Reader
3: The Buttontapper
4: Dena Garson-Real... Hot... Romance
5: BooksChatter
6: Sexy Lady Anita Philmar
7: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
8: Unabridged Andra
9: Christine Young
10: Erotica For All
11: For the Love of Bookends
12: Behind Closed Doors
13: Harlie Williams, Writer
14: StarAngels Reviews
15: Tamaria Soana
16: Undercover Book Reviews
17: Romantic Fanatic
18: Reviews by Crystal
19: We Love Kink
20: Sharing Links and Wisdom
21: A Book Addict's Delight
22: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
23: Hawt Reads & Dirty Talk
24: Underneath the Covers
25: Erzabet's Enchantments
26: Tina Donahue
27: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race
28: Urban Girl Reader
29: LittlePinkCrayon Book Reviews
30: Books Are Love
31: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
32: Writer In Progress
33: Storm Goddess Book Reviews
34: Lush Book Reviews
35: Bound By Passion
36: BookSkater
37: Dawn's Reading Nook
38: Erin Cawood
39: Hot, Sexy and Shared- Erotic Romances by Peyton Brittany Clarke
40: Illuminite Caliginosus
41: Jen's Reading Obsession
42: Literary Nook
43: mignon mykel { reviews}
44: Musings From An Addicted Reader
45: Not Now...Mommy's Reading
46: One Curvy Blogger
47: The Crafty Cauldron
48: Books and Other Spells


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks for having me here today! Post looks fantastic! LOL! Love that you threw in my Harley! Perfect! :-) xoxo

Hey, my lovely readers! I’m going to be checking the posts throughout the day, so if anyone has a question for me or just wants to have a chat, let me know. The cover model, DUSTIN SHERER may stop in and say HI as well. I’m excited about this new book and hope you take the time to stop by the release site at to read the full excerpts. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and good luck on the giveaway! :-) xoxo

BooksChatter said...

Hi Celeste, thank you for stopping by. Well in that case we must add a couple of shots of Dustin ;-)

BooksChatter said...

Here we go! Now we have a couple more shots of DUSTIN SHERER as Leo.
Isn't that better ;-)

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Ben said...

Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Ah! Sorry! Just saw these posts! Dustin texted me yesterday and said he tried to visit the tour but got stuck at work and no phone access. Thanks for posting these for him. You rock! :-)