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Brenda is unlike most authors since she only began writing 2010. She never wrote fan-fic but has been an avid D&D player for over 35 years. Painting pictures and telling stories for gamers to see in their imaginations came naturally and now she does the same in her novels.
She is an Amazon and ARe best-selling author and her love for reading fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary erotic romance has allowed her to apply her Bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing to her new career.
Her first best-seller in 2012, Coming Home, was her first attempt at a short story and admittedly ‘shorts’ are not her forte. However, since then, almost every book she has published has made the best-sellers list on Amazon and/or Are (All Romance eBooks.) Brenda’s Shadows universe has been compared to True Blood or Anita Blake by fans and her Mad Dogs series have received rave reviews for its uniqueness. Brenda’s BDSM books in her Undercover Love series, Not for Sale & Highest Bidder, have been banned from Amazon with no explanation. They are also what Brenda considers her best work.
Brenda travels the country appearing at leather events and conventions. She frequently is asked to speak on panels about writing and BDSM/kink related topics When Brenda is not writing; she lives and breathes in the Tampa Bay gay leather community. She is a member of the Tampa Leather Club and the only associate member to receive an award (2011) for her dedication toward making the club events all they can be. In 2014, Brenda also received the award for Ms. Community Service 2015 from the Florida Puppy Contest organizers. In 2015, Brenda was again honored for her service to the community when she was pinned ‘Mama’s Tampa Wench’ by Sandy ‘Mama’ Reinhardt who has been an activist for over twenty years. Less than 2000 leather community members worldwide have received this honor. Brenda is also member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In Nov., she became (the first) Ms. Florida Leather n' Fetish Pride 2016.
She was the coordinator for Alt*Life Bike Fest in 2013 and currently hosts a monthly leather social at her home bar, The Body Shop. In the past, she has been on the organizing boards for Florida Leather n’ Fetish Pride and RainbowCon.
Brenda resides in Tampa with her husband of almost 20 years, 7 cats, and a turtle named Tammy. She is the mother of three beautiful daughters and a grandmother of two gorgeous granddaughters.
Brenda loves to hear from her fans so don’t hesitate to contact her online!
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on May 15, 2014 :
I am hooked on this series. Here are my thoughts on book #2.
The characters' personalities came out more which was great because you got to know them as individuals and not just the "Mad Dogs." Cothern also gave us some history/backstory which was great and allowed me to want to know about the members of the unit.
I love shifters, and this time, Cothern expanded on their natures, backgrounds and introduced some more of their abilities as well.
Unlike the first book, the second one flowed nicely and keeping up with the storyline, characters, etc. was easy.
Cothern took everything to a new level with this second book. I was still firmly rooted in the world she created for me and I cannot wait to see what other creatures - paranormal or supernatural - she introduces in the next book.
Sexual Tension: 5
The tension was scorching and with the introduction of some kinks (spanking, submission, to name a few), I was hard pressed not to go take a cold shower myself. Man, the scenes this time around were hot enough to start a forest fire and then some.
Definitely more out in the open and intriguing, especially when someone is reluctant to admit their true feelings. But is not that what makes romance fun? Learning about the other person and becoming a couple? Even the jealousy moments and the small arguments were well done amongst the various couples.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on April 14, 2014 :
Werewolves, and watchers, and men n uniform, oh my! Brenda Cothern has hit a home run with “Deployed!” She has taken male erotica and the supernatural to a whole new level. Once I started reading, I could not put it down. Brenda brings the characters to life in such a sensual and masculine way, I am convinced that she was a Leather Daddy in a prior life. Can’t wait to read what lies ahead for these Mad Dogs!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on April 12, 2014 :
This sequel to Sixth is a page-turner from the beginning, and had me on the edge of my seat. In addition to getting to know the main characters more, we also meet a very interesting new character that adds an added dimension to the story, and I can't wait to see how it plays out in the next story in the series. The characters in Deployed are not your normal werewolves, and Brenda does a great job of putting a new spin on her version.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)