Assless Chaps (AKA a guest post from Jenn LeBlanc)

Hi everyone! *waves* I had a very special request from AmyBeth to write about the behind the scenes of a photo shoot. So you are in for a special treat.

See I am an author, and I am also a photographer. I shoot romance cover stock for authors as well as illustrating my own novel.

So last month I was shooting for my new novels SUBMISSION and RETRIBUTION parts five and six of The Rake And The Recluse, and it was very exciting. We spent three days in the studio, my hero, my heroine, my assistants, a makeup artist and me. We brought my story to life.

SO here are a few of the outs, of Derek of course because he is a goof. It’s why I love him.

We have SO MUCH FUN in studio. It just isn’t possible to put into words. Half the time we are laughing and goofing off, to a layman it’s possible they wouldn’t believe we got any work done at all. But we do, and it is AWESOME.

So one little story from behind the scenes. I was shooting Derek with one of my fav new models Brittany, we were doing a little stock imagery, and I had D in the chaps (a.k.a. the assless chaps on twitter. Yes I KNOW they’re all assless, just come play on twitter and you’ll understand.) D and I have known each other for years, he is not just a muse but he is one of my closest friends at this point. The day before he kept sticking his butt out, and I warned him several times that if he kept doing it I was going to smack his butt. SO the next day, while he was in the chaps (with a pair of jeans on underneath…just to be clear) a couple new models I’ve never worked with came into the studio.

Derek sticks his but out. I smacked it. Hard. The crack was loud in the big cave of a studio. I immediately turned and tried to explain to the new kids that I don’t generally abuse my models, but that we knew each other really well and he deserved it.

At least they didn’t run away. And in my defense, he smacked me with a riding crop once. And my assistant that day.

So there you have it, a little insight into the chaos that is my studio. It’s crazy, but it is so much fun I can’t even begin to tell you. You never know what will happen, but you know it will be good.

Thank you AmyBeth for having me!! Now for the giveaway! Tell me something terribly embarrassing you’ve done! I’s YOUR turn!! Be sure to include your email address in order to be entered into the giveaway.


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And what follows is a bit about the books:



A woman out of time.

A man stifled by propriety.

A nemesis determined to take her away.

A brother to the rescue.

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn’t know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.

How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.

Where to get the books:


FREEDOM : Part one brings Francine to the world of the Duke of Roxleigh, clashing worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.

Available now from these ebook retailers:


Barnes & Noble

All Romance eBooks

iBookstore for iThingys

FOUND : Part two finds Francine in the world of the Duke of Roxleigh. The clashing of worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel continues as Francine finds her footing, discovers secrets about her elusive host, and learns more about herself than she ever thought possible.  

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks
iBookstore for iThingys

TAKEN : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Three

Part THREE brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined possible, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideon do if he loses her, this time, forever?

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks

RUINATION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Four

Part FOUR is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?

Barnes & Noble
All Romance eBooks

SUBMISSION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Five

Perry leaves Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.

Barnes and Noble
All Romance Ebooks

RETRIBUTION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Six

Perry must find the woman who has managed to capture his heart, then he must find a way to keep her. Someone else is on the hunt, someone from her past who doesn’t appreciate that she still lives and breaths.

Coming February 28, 2012

NOW it’s your turn, remember to answer the question to be entered to win the full six-part serial novel as it is released, and thank you for stopping by. You will ALSO be entered in the grand prize #WICKEDblog tour, which will be given away on March 1, 2012. Don”t forget to include your email address in your comment or you can’t be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Rules can be found HERE. A full list of all the posts in the tour can be found HERE.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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7 Responses to Assless Chaps (AKA a guest post from Jenn LeBlanc)

  1. Unfortunately, I had several embarrassing moments from which to choose so I’ll share the most recent–this happened two weeks ago. I had been at a long meeting and we all snacked during the break. Someone had enjoyed a Hershey’s kiss candy and left the wrapper on my chair–which I did not notice. When it was my turn to make a presentation to the group, the previous presenter said, “How on earth did you get chocolate on your butt?!?” I asked her to cover for me and I darted to the bathroom to do repairs. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks, Laura

  2. Stephanie Collins says:

    Most embarrassing- working on musical in high school and part of a routine was a kickline…. We were planning out final staging so I was doing solo kicks while lighting and such was being mapped out…. On one kick both feet decided to be in the air at the same time. Needless to say I about died of embarrassment but thankfully I have a sense of humor and was already laughing as others came over to help me up. 🙂

  3. Kati R says:

    Does yelling drunkenly at authors count as embarrassing? Or how about trying to climb one of my favorite authors? Or telling a model “fcuk you” when you’ve know him for only 4 days… Oh I could go on. Haha. Same time again this year? *snort*

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