Shadows You Left Release Day!

ShadowsYouLeft_1600 hIt’s here!! It is FINALLY here and I cannot wait for this book to arrive in reader hands.

Shadows You Left is a love story, yes, but it’s a dark one about two men learing to navigate their lives as they come to terms with difficult pasts. It’s by turns romantic and hard to read. Erik and River are messy and flawed and beautifully human. It was a joy to get to write them as they figured their shit out, as they figured out how to bring the best out of themselves for each other, and out of each other for the sake of their relationship.

Shadows You Left has garnered praise from authors Taylor and I really admire, and weant to thank everyone who has supported this book!

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“A delicate and vivid romance that will mark your heart like River’s ink… Shadows You Left is a rare gift—a combination of brutal, sweet, messy love, haunting lyricism, and resilient humanity that will keep River and Erik’s story tattooed in your mind long after you finish.  Five dragon-caught stars!” —Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author

Shadows You Left is a bruise of a book—a gorgeously written one-two punch of the scars carved by guilt and fear, and the tender ways love can soothe them.”  –Roan Parrish,  award winning author of the Riven series

“Sierra and Brooke tell a story that grips with teeth and fists and will not let you go.” Corey Alexander of Corey’s Book Corner

“Shadows You Left was moody but sweet, emotional but funny, and thoroughly charming.” Cat Sebastian, author of A Gentleman Never Keeps Score.

“Driven by beautiful writing, vividly drawn characters and the ghosts that haunt them, SHADOWS YOU LEFT packs an emotional punch. By turns gritty, sensual, and poignant, and dealing with tough topics like grief and addiction, Erik and River’s story wasn’t always an easy read, but in the end, love is the ultimate payoff, and I could feel it underlying every page like a heartbeat. ” –Piper Vaughn, author of Off the Ice and Permanent Ink

“Erik and River’s story is about how love can transform a life, not by fixing what’s broken but by helping us find the strength to push open the doors we’d closed to healing and hope.” Adriana Herrera, author of the American Dreamers series

“Dark and gritty, yet punctuated with colorful bursts of heat and love, Shadows You Left is as intricate, complicated, and beautiful as one of River’s artful designs.” — Layla Reyne, author of the Changing Lanes and Trouble Brewing series

“Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra are a dream team. Gorgeous prose, richly developed characters, and a captivating plot had me glued to the pages. No matter what Erik and River have to work through, hope and healing is at the center of this story and I could not have loved it more.” Leigh Kramer, author of A Storied Life

“…A beautifully and carefully written book that touches on overcoming trauma, co-dependency, and learning how to live in the present.” Anna Zabo, author of Reverb




Shadows You Left pre-sale alert!!


Erik O’Malley has been bouncing from city to city for five years. While Seattle is beautiful, no matter how far he goes, Erik can’t shake the ghosts he left in Los Angeles. He’s weighed down with guilt and running from his past, and so he turns to underground cage fighting as an outlet.

River Svoboda is a Seattle native who lives a hard earned as a tattoo artist at Styx. River doesn’t cater to the unexpected until Erik, mysterous and obsessed with dragon tattoos, books an appointment with him. After a flirtatious introduction, Erik and River meet again by chance, sparking an unextpected fast and hot romance.

They’re both trying to escape a shadowed past, but the thing about shadows isthat the faster you run, the faster they chase you. River has a selfless need to save broken people. Erik is unwilling to be saved. Love lingers in newness, passion and a need for acceptance, but calls for vulnerability they might not have the courage to expose.


I’ve been so remiss! Not only have I forgotten to even announce my new, co-written book with Taylor Brooke– but I’ve neglected the gorgeous cover release and pre-sale announcement.

WELL: Shadows You Left will be out on May 20th but is currently up for pre-sale! I love a good pre-sale because often, I get the book a bit before it officially drops (to be clear, I have no idea if that happens with Entangled, our awesome publisher, but you know, that’s one selfish reason I do it!).

Also, please add us to your TBR on Goodreads and remember, reviews are really so important for helping books gain visibility. Our book is an amazingly diverse, #ownvoices, Queer AF love story and we both feel that these kinds of books need more visibility in the market!


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