Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm over on Tina Donahue's blog

I'd love for you to stop by!

Have a wonderful weekend~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Leena's Men 5 Star Review!

I just read Tessie Bradford’s latest Science Fiction ménage “Leena’s Men” and loved it! This fast paced spin-off to last summer’s bestseller “Megan’s Men” jumps right into the action mid scene. Two Cargo-runners from Earth, Adam and Craig, are under siege by a bullying alien attacker. Their ship is crippled and they are forced to retreat into a meteor field, leaving them in a very precarious situation. Right away Miss Bradford offers a poignant glimpse into the personal dynamics between the two men that sets the playful tone for the rest of the story.

All is not lost. A female cargo pilot answers their distress call. Leena is bored to tears by her routine life. Even though her over-protective male relatives order her to avoid taking risks, she can’t resist the impulse to be heroic and guides the compromised ship to Mesta where it crash lands.

In the first action packed pages, Leena finds herself drawn to the two men injured in the crash. Unexpectedly she experiences intense emotions toward the strangers. Her relatives and the customs of Mesta don’t make it easy for her to get close to the Earthmen. She feels compelled to figure out why she is so fascinated with these men and their wellbeing.

Leena visits Adam and Craig in the hospital, triggering a big reaction from both men. With a wrecked spaceship and nowhere else to send them, she offers to take both men home. What follows is a fun, sexy story as the guys learn the ways of Mesta. Adam and Craig already have an affectionate relationship, when they invite independent Leena into their love bond it’s a joy to read.

Leena’s Men is a great addition into the Mates of Mesta series. I loved the dry humor shared between Adam and Craig. I enjoyed the world building. The description of the planet was vivid. Everything from Leena’s home décor to the greenish sky of Mesta’s felt real. It was also fun to revisit this familiar setting through the POV of a native female.  The character development, story pacing, and heat level was perfect. If you’re craving a spicy summer ménage you can enjoy in an evening, this novella feels much bigger than it actually is. I highly recommend you pour yourself a glass of “cushingberry” wine and enjoy a play-date on Mesta. Leena’s Men will leave you satiated and happy you read it.

Megan even makes a cameo, which I loved.

I sure hope Phaedra gets a story… hint, hint.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Release!!!!

I'm thrilled to announce that Leena's Men released yesterday, a week early!! 
It is currently available at

Resplendence Publishing

All Romance Ebooks


Leena’s Men
Copyright: Tessie Bradford, 2014


Transporting cargo between Mesta and its neighboring planets in the Aaron system provides Leena a comfortable living, however it greatly lacks in the excitement department. Receiving a distress signal from a crippled Earth vessel gets her adrenaline pumping, but being overwhelmed with unfamiliar, intense emotions from the moment of first contact shocks her to her core. Leena has purposefully kept the ‘far-from-guaranteed-event’ of finding her soul-bonded mates out of her life plan.

Adam and Craig were seriously considering making some big changes even before finding themselves adrift in space with a fast-failing life support system. Their relief and thankfulness for surviving a fiery crash landing is monumental. When they discover that their savior is a beautiful woman who ignites all of their senses at first touch, Adam and Craig know without a doubt that their life together is about to take a course beyond their wildest imaginings.


Earth year 2301

“God damn it!” Adam Reichler cursed as the ship took a hard hit, causing the warning sirens to ring out, again. A meteor storm of this magnitude was something any pilot with functioning brain cells usually avoided like the plague, but desperate times called for desperate measures. He had made a command decision to head directly into the deadly projectiles; the meteors were the least of their current problems.

They were ass-deep in a shit ton of very, very bad. A Camlutian battle cruiser was using them for target practice with spot-on accuracy. On top of most of the ship’s computer monitoring consoles being fried, the propulsion system was now barely functioning; fucking icing on the proverbial cake.

“Status of aft thrusters?” he yelled out.

“Five minutes,” Craig shouted back.

“Gonna be space garbage by then!”

“Okay, make it two.”

Despite the precariousness of their situation, Adam couldn’t help cracking a smile. Craig’s sarcastic, deadpan humor was one of the things he loved most about him.

Clutching the manual controls in a white-knuckled grip, Adam called up every last bit of skill and expertise he had to steer the crippled vessel through the meteor gauntlet on visual alone.

Craig rushed into the tiny cockpit and jumped into his seat. “Here we go,” he announced as his fingers flew across the control keys.

Adam held his breath as seconds ticked by and nothing happened. Then the ship shuddered and lurched, but this time it was due to its engines engaging, not the pummeling of gigantic rocks. His tactical screen displayed just long enough for him to see where they were in the meteor field, and that there was no sign that the enemy ship was still in pursuit. “Cams are such giant pussies,” he commented with a snort of derision. “Let’s get the hell out of here.”

“Yes please,” Craig mumbled in response.

When Adam’s gut told him they’d travelled a sufficient distance out of harm’s way, he throttled down to idle. “It seems the stabilizers are working,” he said, finally letting go of the controls and rolling his shoulders in an attempt to work out the stress-induced muscle kinks.

“I’ve run so many bypasses it’s a miracle anything in this ship is functioning at all. We need to land and fast.”
Adam watched Craig’s expression go from serious to downright worried as he tested different functions on the communication panel.

“The emergency beacon appears to be sending a signal, but there’s no way for me to be sure.”

“At least we’re back in Gal-Fed space. If we’re not too far off our original course, a planet in the Aaron system might be able to lock onto us,” Adam offered for encouragement.

“Hope so, because what I do know is that we can’t broadcast out verbally, and if we can’t receive either, well…”

“Yeah, I get it.”

Adam got up and moved to stand behind Craig. He rested his hands on his shoulders and began to gently massage the man who had been his best friend, his partner, his lover for almost fifteen years. Craig reached back and covered Adam’s hands with his. Their eyes met in the reflection on the blank computer screen in front of them.

“It’s going to piss me off hard if we bite it after scoring our largest payment ever.” Craig sighed. “Plus our demise would bring great joy to the Camlutians, and that’s plain wrong.”

“Two damn good reasons why it isn’t going to happen.” Adam kissed the top of his head. “And I’ve got another one.”

“Lay it on me.”

“I think it’s time for us to set down roots somewhere.”

Craig turned and stared up at him with a look of utter shock. “Fuck, you’re really worried we’re not going to get out of this, aren’t you?”

“No! I’ve been thinking about it for a while.”

“Really?” Craig raised a brow. “If that’s so, why are you just mentioning it now?”

“’Cause I’m not the communicator in this relationship?”

“Ain’t that a fact,” Craig agreed eagerly. “You know as well as I do that we both go stir crazy when we’re grounded.”

“If we had a real home again, maybe we would feel differently. I’ve lost count of how many planets we’ve stayed on since we left Earth, Craig. The luster of bopping from place to place, living on the ship or in varying quality levels of temporary accommodations, and being chased and shot at periodically is dimming for me.”

“Wow, I seem to remember broaching very similar subject matter to you before we left on this delivery. You quickly and quite effectively shut me down.”

“So it took a minute for your wise insights to sink in,” Adam replied with a grin.

“Let’s wait and see where we are and how we’re feeling about twenty-four hours from now.”

“Why just a day?”

“That’s my estimate of our life support remaining operational.”

Adam’s heart sank. The odds of being rescued in such a remote area in that amount of time were not in their favor. “Then I say we pick a heading and at regular intervals do a three-sixty roll to try and get a visual on a planet.”

“Sound plan, Captain; I vote for going that way.” Craig pointed his left index finger toward the observation window.

Have a wonderful weekend~

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Release Day for "Leena's Men"!

                                 Happy Release Day Tessie! Leena's Men, the sizzling sequel to last summer's Best-Selling "Megan's Men" is available today from Resplendence Press!
Best wishes Tessie for great sales and many new readers. Review coming soon. 
Here's the buy link:


Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Look into Leena's Men

Coming July 30, 2014!!

Would you like a sneak peek??

Check out my interview with Fran Lee on Romance Books 4 Us:


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Hot Wolf-shifters Coming Soon!

I'm working on edits this week for a new wolf-shifters series that will debut next spring.

I've learned to love edits. I use them as an opportunity to see my story through someone else's eyes, make corrections and accept helpful input. Edits are always a little stressful. This edit is interesting to me because so many new factors are coming into play.

First, this is a new-to-me publisher with a different house style than I have used before. There's lots to learn and un-learn : )

Second, this book is part of shared world and multi-author series on a much larger scale than I have ever attempted. There's a lot of checking in with others and many small adjustments to make.

Third, edits are always put me into a monk-like retreat-to-my-writing-cave-in-silence sort of mode. Typically during an edit week, I carefully plan my schedule, family meals and hours away from the house. All of that is impossible in my current situation. With my sister's in-home hospice care, family members come and go from my house at will. The phone starts ringing at 8 a.m. and stops at 9 p.m. I have to stop and do something for someone, constantly. I've had to face these edits for what they are, a blessed distraction, a treat and diversion. Even though it's hard to concentrate I am so genuinely happy to have this work.

I cannot wait to start the new books in 2015!

Have a wonderful week.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Need a SEAL? Need a Party July 17? With SEALs and SWAG!

Have you ever seen so much luscious skin? Contrasted with the white, ya know, is drool-worthy.
WELL! She exclaimed, wiping her mouth, we are gonna have a party!
SEAL party.
You, us, FB, July 17 beginning at 4 p.m. CENTRAL and we are giving away SWAG like you would not believe!
So you must come, yeah?
Each of my buddies in this SEALs GOING HOT series will give away 3 books. THREE.
You need to be here.
ON Facebook, for 4 glorious uninterrupted hours.
Be there!
And in the meantime?
Go to #sealsgoinghot FB page and LIKE us.
Cuz you are reeeeeeallly going to like us...a lot.
After you wipe the drool from your face.
And if you want to have a SEAL right now, mine is a guy named Tony Nero.
Here are some of the buy links:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Schedule

My normal writing schedule this summer simply doesn't exist, but I'm getting some work done behind the scenes.

Soon, I'll start edits for a multi-author wolf-shifter project that has been super fun to work on. I love the other authors I've had the opportunity to work with, and I have a second book in the series planned.

I also received my gorgeous book cover for the series this week. For now the series is secret and I can't wait to share it.

This is NOT the book cover but this is the model I chose, Stfano Cavoretto. I like the intensity of his eyes and he had the dark wolf look I wanted.

I also have three novellas due  in September-October. Everyday I work a little on one of them. I'm so grateful to have something fun to escape into.

This summer I'm prodding like a tortoise toward the finish line.

How is everyone else spending their summer?


Thursday, July 3, 2014

FREE Book Fair

If you're in the NYC area, please join us for this FREE event on August 24th!!

Registration is still open for the conference, too!! Check out this one of a kind conference at

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July has always been a special holiday for me. I'm a July birthday, I love fireworks, summer cookouts and everything that comes with them.

It was at a Fourth of July cookout fifteen years ago, that I found myself savaging a bag of corn chips like an animal and realized I might be pregnant. My husband and I stopped at a drugstore on our way home from watching a firework display, bought a pregnancy test, saw the double purple lines and cried with joy.

This Fourth of July is extra special too. As you may already know from my Facebook page my sister Christy has cancer. It's inoperable and she was released from the hospital to do hospice in my home. Judging from the condition she was in June 1st, all was lost. She was taken off dialysis and I was told she was in renal failure and had about a week to live. Her birthday was June 21st and I never dreamed Christy would survive to see it.

Guess what? Christy's birthday came and went. I had my own nursing routine to perform at home. Everyday she seems to be doing a little better. Her kidneys are now healthy and fully functioning on their own. A few of her other chronic issues including headaches, fever, infections, bedsores etc.. were healed and the medications associated with them were ditched. Her mind cleared and she became herself again.

At that point I realized I had a half-healthy person on my hands who deserved a chance to try a few of the alternative cancer treatments that are only offered to the terminally ill. I figured why not, we have nothing lose. I view this with no false hope but merely as another adventure into the unknown with my sister who loves adventures and trying anything new. We start on Thursday. If I get a little more quality time with my sister and relieve some of her pain, I'll consider it a big win.