We’re so pleased to have author Blake Moreno (aka Leta Blake) dropping in today on the Heat for Sale blog tour. Blake is giving us a bit of insight into the pen name and the inception of the book and is also offering a great giveaway opportunity, so be sure to check out all those details below.
Thank you so much for having me here today on your blog to discuss my upcoming release, Heat for Sale, put out under my pen name, Blake Moreno.
I chose to release the book under this pen name in order to reduce any confusion regarding the mpreg omegaverse within the book. It is NOT the same as the omegaverse in my well-known Heat of Love series (Slow Heat, Alpha Heat), there are different rules, different cultures, different technologies, etc, and so I hoped by releasing it under another name there would be less confusion.
Heat for Sale started out as a way to blow off some steam when I was working on another book last spring. I didn’t necessarily intend to publish it even, but as I continued to play with it, I realized that it was more interesting to me than I’d anticipated. Certain threads of inspiration became obvious and I started to play with those on purpose, specifically the Daphne du Maurier Rebecca-inspired themes of hidden secrets about dead lovers, and questions of trust, morality, and gender expectations. When I was finished, I realized that I definitely wanted to publish this book and what had started out as a way to blow off steam, had developed into something more.
Thank you so much for allowing me on your blog today to talk about the origins of Heat for Sale. I hope your readers enjoy it because I loved writing it!
About the Book
Length: 60,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Smart Design
Blurb: Heat can be sold but love is earned.
In a world where omegas sell their heats for profit, Adrien is a university student in need of funding. With no family to fall back on, he reluctantly allows the university’s matcher to offer his virgin heat for auction online. Anxious, but aware this is the reality of life for all omegas, Adrien hopes whoever wins his heat will be kind.
Heath—a wealthy, older alpha—is rocked by the young man’s resemblance to his dead lover, Nathan. When Heath discovers Adrien is Nathan’s lost son from his first heat years before they met, he becomes obsessed with the idea of reclaiming a piece of Nathan.
Heath buys Adrien’s heat with only one motivation: to impregnate Adrien, claim the child, and move on. But their undeniable passion shocks him. Adrien doesn’t know what to make of the handsome, mysterious stranger he’s pledged his body to, but he’s soon swept away in the heat of the moment and surrenders to Heath entirely.
Once Adrien is pregnant, Heath secrets him away to his immense and secluded home. As the birth draws near, Heath grows to love Adrien for the man he is, not just for his connection to Nathan. Unaware of Heath’s past with his omega parent and coming to depend on him heart and soul, Adrien begins to fall as well.
But as their love blossoms, Nathan’s shadow looms. Can Heath keep his new love and the child they’ve made together once Adrien discovers his secrets?
Heat for Sale is a stand-alone m/m erotic romance by Leta Blake, writing as Blake Moreno. Infused with a du Maurier Rebecca-style secret, it features a well-realized omegaverse, an age-gap, dominance and submission, heats, knotting, and scorching hot scenes.
About the Author
Blake Moreno explores the darker side of erotic romance. Married to a hot tech nerd, educated in BDSM, and attracted to twinks and twunks alike, Moreno embraces taboo explorations. Come along on a quest for intensity and deep emotion. Don’t fear the dark.
Blake Moreno is an alternate pen name of the author Leta Blake. Discover more about Blake on Facebook.
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