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Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday! 
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Welcome to my winter blog hops!

#MistletoeHop Winter Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Mistletoe Blog Hop!

I'm excited to share with you my short holiday romance, "This Christmas," a mini-prequel to my novel, BECAUSE THIS IS FOREVER. In this micro short prequel, Mia Trent can't keep her eyes off of Nate McArthur, her boss' son. But what Mia wants this Christmas will soon be granted under a bit of stolen mistletoe...

Check out the story here or read it on my website. Either way, I hope you enjoy!♥

~~~*~~~*~~~ Speaking of prequels, check out the upcoming anthology, LOVE IN BLACK & WHITE, for my new novella, "First Love," which is a prequel to my very first published story, BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME. The anthology also includes amazing novellas from popular authors, such as Jamallah Bergman, Sam Crescent, Mahalia Levey, Stacy-Deanne, and Roxy Wilson so be sure to check it out!



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Winter Warm-Up #HopswithHeart

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Welcome to the Winter Warm-up Blog Hop!

This season I heat up the holidays with my steamy new series, The Queen Quartette, a riveting saga of secrets, deception, betrayal, and revenge. The fourth and final book in the series, HIS DIAMOND QUEEN, is slated for release 12/30/14 but is now available for pre-order. Check out the excerpt below!
~~~~♦~~~~ Excerpt from His Diamond Queen... 

“I think a Bluetooth would be perfect for you.”

“And why is that?”

“Well, for one thing, you could keep that hideously old phone out of sight.” She wrinkled her nose. “Do they even make flip phones anymore?”

His bark of laughter surprised—and annoyed—her. What was so damn funny?

“God, could you stop being a snob for just one second?”

Her back stiffened and she crossed her arms under her breast, which forced the seatbelt closer against her. “I’m not a snob. I just like nice things. What wrong with that?” Remembering what Mercedes had told her earlier, she echoed, “That doesn’t make me a bad person.”

He laugh…

"This Christmas" (a holiday short)

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This Christmas, love is in the air...

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmakwanzakah blog hop! This hop was put together by my author friends Julia Kelly and Alyssa Cole to share some wonderfully written romance stories and today, I’m featuring my holiday short, "This Christmas," a mini-prequel to my current novel, "Because This Is Forever." My holiday short takes place during the main character's company holiday party and what Mia Trent wants this Christmas will be granted under a bit of stolen mistletoe...
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THIS CHRISTMAS
 By Lena Hart
“If you stare hard enough, you might be able to rip those trousers right off him.” Mia Trent tore her gaze away from Nate McArthur and they landed squarely on her colleague’s knowing look. Though Nate stood far enough away from Mia to even notice her innocent ogling, Betsy O’Reilly never missed a thing. “What are you talking about?” Mia continued to unstack the disposable, stemless wine “glasses” and arrange them on the cou…

Queen Quartette Series Release Party!

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Color of Love ♥ Blog Hop

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It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction in the Color of Love Blog Hop. I've always been a lover of all things romance, whether it's reading, writing, or living it. But I especially love writing books that feature main characters of color because I love to represent the world we live in. Writings characters of color isn't about writing what you know or have experienced. It's about showcasing the diversity that surrounds us. Color is beautiful and never dull--why shouldn't it be represented in our romance books too? ♥








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Spotlight: "The Renaissance Minority Writers Movement" Petition

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Happy hump day! I would like to welcome Shawn Richards to my blog today and he is here talking about the petition he started, "The Renaissance Minority Writers Movement". As a writer and lover of poetry, I quickly got behind this movement. Fifteen days ago, I signed the petition and here are some reasons why you should too... Could you explain how the petition to BET came about? [Shawn Richards:] The idea for [it] actually came about 10 years ago. Around that time I was just starting to get serious about writing. I remember watching the BET awards that year, and talking to a friend about what had happened on the show. We started joking about how there should be an award for black authors. We both ended up laughing it, but the idea stuck with me over time. Eventually, I decided to do something to make it happen. Why is it important to you to see literature and poetry recognized in the BET awards?

[SR:] Because our kids need an alternative to what they are being conditioned by …

#WeNeedDiverseRomance

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It's my birthday (month)!

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November is finally here and in five days, I'll be celebrating yet another birthday! In honor of my milestone birthday this year, I'll be offering a flash sale of my Queen Quartette series from Nov. 7-10. Stay tuned for updates!

As I prepare for the release of my 4th book, His Diamond Queen, in the series, I'll also participating in a few Goodreads giveaways. The 2nd (His Bedpost Queen) & 3rd (Queen of His Heart) books in the series will be autographed copies offered to US residents only and I'll be running the first international giveaway for the 1st book, His Flower Queen.

Be sure to enter and happy November!

US Giveaway Only
Goodreads Book Giveaway His Bedpost Queen by Lena Hart Giveaway ends December 01, 2014.
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Goodreads Book Giveaway Queen of His Heart by Lena Hart Giveaway ends December 15, 2014.
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Another "Secret" Project Revealed!

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This project has been in the works for months but it was only yesterday that we received the GO to share the great news: an Interracial Romance anthology featuring seven talented authors--including myself!

LOVE IN BLACK & WHITE is slated to be released December 2014 from Secret Cravings Publishing and will feature my story, "First Love," a prequel to my very first published book with SCP, "Because You Love Me." I've revisited my "first couple," Jake and Sabrina, and have gone back in time to tell the story of when they first found and fell in love.

Alongside my story will be six other great IRR novellas, including "The Reunion" by Jamallah Bergman, "On the Way to Heaven" by Stacy-Deanne, "Indulgence" by Mahalia Levey, "Guilty Cravings" by Sam Crescent, "Bree's Purr-fect Mate" by Roxy Wilson, and a sizzling story by new IR author, Alela Marsh!

Come December, I hope you add LOVE IN BLACK & WHI…

Book Blast Tour fit for a Queen!

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I'm excited to announce that HIS FLOWER QUEEN, book one in the Queen Quartette series, will be on tour this weekend. There are 20 stops (see below) in the tour and a $20 gift card will be awarded to one lucky commenter so be sure to stop by as many as you can! Good luck and have fun!

Below is the tour schedule for the stops:


Thurs, October 9:
1: Books to Light Your Fire
2: Bunny's Review
3: Unabridged Andra's
4: Romance Novel Giveaways
5: Books and Other Spells
6: Romance Novels in Color
7: SBM Book Obsession
8: Welcome to My World of Dreams
9: Bookgirl Knitting
10: Books N Pearls

Tues, October 10:
1: Punya Reviews...
2: Erotic Author Nancy Adams
3: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
4: A Book Addict's Delight
5: It's Raining Books
6: Straight from the Library
7: Long and Short Reviews
8: Behind Closed Doors
9: Kinky Vanilla Romance
10: Reviews by Crystal
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Making October Awesome!

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I can't believe we're already in October but I'm excited about this month! I have lots of things planned, including the final edits for my last book in the Queen Quartette series (YAY!), prepping for my first solo Facebook party coming this November, and also a secret project that I'm keeping my fingers crossed about and looking forward to announcing soon.


I'm also planning to do a "Big Push" (promo-wise) for the first book in the Queen series, HIS FLOWER QUEEN, where the book will be on sale for .99ct through the month of October. Doing any kind of promo is never a guarantee but I'm really looking forward to getting the word out on the series and am keeping my fingers crossed that I gain lots of new readers! =)

Now that we're down to three more months until the New Year, I do find myself doing lots of reflecting of what I've accomplished this year and what I have left to see through. And instead of counting down the days 'til 2015, I&#…

My Sexy Saturday #61

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Here's a steamy mini-excerpt from my new release, QUEEN OF HIS HEART.
~~~ “Just a taste,” he whispered thickly. Her hips lifted slightly, allowing the delicate material to be pulled away from her body. There was a strong pulsing inside her and she wanted him to ease the insistent throbbing. She wanted it badly.
The red panties slipped to the floor and he gently pulled her hips forward until she was on the edge of the counter. Judith leaned back against the wide cork board as he hiked up her skirt. The cool air in the small room rushed between her heated flesh and the sensation of being completely exposed only heightened her desire and anticipation...  ~~~ Happy Sexy Saturday!♥