Unteachable audiobook giveaway: guess the mystery character!

Unteachable Audiobook GiveawaySo, I’ve hinted around the web that one of the characters from Unteachable is also in my upcoming novel Black Iris. And now I’m going to pseudo-spill the beans…by letting you guess who, while winning a shot at a free audiobook.

Who do you think the mystery crossover character is, and why? Take a guess, and I’ll randomly choose one of the correct answers as the winner of a free digital download of the Unteachable audiobook, read by Grace Grant.

Good luck. And if you want hints…you’ll have to pinpoint them yourself. I’m not interested in helping you.


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New Facebook fangroup + signed giveaway.

Raeder Readers

It’s about time I joined the rest of the 21st Century and started a Facebook fangroup. The Raeder Readers (blame Natasha for the name) is now live, and we’re kicking off the grand opening with a signed giveaway of an Unteachable paperback. The contest ends once the group reaches 200 members, so join quickly if you want a chance to win.

Black Iris teaserGroup members get access to EXCLUSIVE teasers, swag, and other goodies, plus you can chat directly with me and my shiny, rainbowy readers. We won’t bite. Hard.

Wanna see what kind of teasers I’m talking about? Check out this taste of my upcoming New Adult romantic suspense, Black Iris

New Unteachable cover reveal + poster giveaway!

I don’t even know how I was able to keep this gorgeousness under wraps for the past few weeks, but here it is: the new cover for the Atria edition of Unteachable. Before I show you—oh, screw it, I can’t contain myself any longer.

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How fucking beautiful is that? Designer Lucy Kim knocked it way the hell out of the park. It captures the spirit of my original cover perfectly, but with less “WTF is that? …is that a face?” Maise looks so bold and vulnerable at the same time and I just want to freaking hug her. And Lucy. And my editor Sarah, my agent Jane, and every single one of you who’s made this dream come true for me.

I love you guys.

I’ll be updating this post later with more details, new buy links, and a giveaway of a giant signed poster of this incredible new cover, but I had to share this with you first.

Hope you love it to pieces the way I do.

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Signed poster giveaway

These beautiful matte 20″x30″ poster prints of the new cover just came in…and I’m going to give one away. No restrictions. Open internationally. I’ll sign the poster if you’d like, but if you’d prefer it unsigned, that’s fine, too.

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Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I’m beyond happy right now, I can’t even…words. Words are hard. As a bonus treat, and really the only way I can express myself at the moment, here’s the playlist I listened to obsessively while writing Unteachable.

See ya, Rainbowface. I’ll miss you.

Two-book deal for Unteachable & my new NA romance.

PM book deal announcement

In case that’s hard to read:

Leah Raeder’s UNTEACHABLE, a gritty romance about a fiery eighteen year-old high school student’s passionate relationship with the one man who is supremely off limits, to Sarah Cantin at Atria, in a two book deal, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

There it is. All shiny and true. Atria bought Unteachable and my untitled NA romance WIP.

Things I know:

  • Unteachable will be republished under the Atria imprint in the very near future.
  • There will be a cover change. GOODBYE, RAINBOWGIRLFACE.
  • NACR2 should follow later this year.

That’s it. More news to come as soon as I get it!

Major gooey thank-yous to my badass agent Jane Dystel and my insanely cool new editor Sarah Cantin at Atria. Mad love to Aestas, Jenny & Gitte, Natasha, and every awesome romance book blogger who reviewed me. Big ups to the YA book bloggers, too: Emily May, Wendy Darling, Faye, Steph, Dahlia, and too many to list.

Most importantly, thank you to every single one of you who picked up Unteachable, read it, reviewed it, talked about it, and made this happen. Reading a self-pub book is still a dice toss, especially when the cover looks like someone puked up a string of partially-digested Christmas lights. (There’s that “lyrical prose” I’m known for.) You guys took a risk on me, and you made my dream of being traditionally published come true…long after I thought it was a lost cause. In return, I promise to fill pages and pages with the most poetic smut I’m capable of producing.

I love you guys.

And now, back to writing.