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Juliet Braddock Wins Second
National Indie Excellence Award
for Best Erotica

Novel Inspired by the Author’s Journey
with Vision Loss

Bestselling author Juliet Braddock was awarded the top prize for Erotica with BLINDSIDED in the 2020 National Indie Excellence® Book Awards. This is Juliet’s second NIEA win in a row.

A chilling turn of fate sweeps rival journalists Josie Rossi and Oliver Billington into a fury of angst and lust in BLINDSIDED. Josie returns to Oliver’s life, forcing him to unveil the emotions he’d harbored since their break-up a decade earlier. But tragedy threatens to destroy every last shred of hope they shared. As their lives converge once again, Josie and Oliver must ultimately decide if trust can salvage the remnants of their love.

Juliet credits her inspiration for the book to her own experience with sight loss. In 2017, she was diagnosed as legally blind due to a rare neurological condition that damaged her optic nerves. However, she refused to give up on spinning sexy stories of sassy submissives and the often wounded Alpha males who love them.

“When I lost sight, I didn’t want my life as I knew it to stop just because I had to do things differently. I sought out vision rehabilitation, and I found all the necessary tools to allow me to enjoy every moment as I had before my diagnosis,” Braddock says. “I wanted to raise awareness of my disease, but I also wanted to give hope to anyone who’s faced a life-changing curve in the road. Naturally, the writer in me started thinking…and BLINDSIDED was born.

In 2019, Braddock also won the NIEA and the Sponsor’s Prize for her romantic comedy SMITTEN, which is a spicy romp through Paris and Provence.

January Gallimore has arrived at a crossroad in life. Aside from a short-lived scandal that made her the darling of the BDSM lifestyle, she’s America’s Sweetheart, of sorts. She built a career starring in romantic comedies, but she can’t seem to figure out her own love life. Will she choose the older Frenchman who makes her body sizzle…or the younger Englishman whose charms leave her SMITTEN?

To celebrate, BLINDSIDED and SMITTEN will be available on sale for $.99 US for a limited time only at both Amazon and Smashwords.

Amazon bestselling author Juliet Braddock loves eighties music, wine, food, theater and all things French. When she’s not exploring the big cities of the world—most notably Paris—she lives and writes in Brooklyn and is the proud cat mom to a very spoiled Russian Blue rescue. Juliet is legally blind and spins her sexy romances with the assistance of software for people who have low vision.
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The National Indie Excellence® Awards celebrate independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors and publishers hard work, NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small or independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all facets of the book industry including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters.


TONIGHT: Facebook Live!

Stop by tonight for a reading of BLINDSIDEDand a Q&A at Beyond THe Read’s Facebook group. I’ll be chatting with readers at 9 PM EST.

I’m participating in the weekly Diversity Day, and I’ll be talking about my vision loss and how it’s impacted my writing career. Hope to see you there!

Please join the group beforehand by following this link to Beyond the Read.


Facebook LIVE Event on Dec. 11 9 PM EST


I’ll be doing a Facebook Live Reading and Q&A this Wednesday, December 11 at 9 PM EST at Boynd the Read. I hope you’ll be able to attend.

Beyond the Read celebrates Diversity Day every week, which I just think is wonderful. I’ll be talking about my own experience with losing sight and how that inspired me to write BLINDSIDED.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private group, so if you plan on attending, join now, or ask me for an invite.


Come and chat with me! We’ll be talking BLINDSIDED!

Tuesday, November 5, 8 PM EST

Read, Review, Repeat


Wednesday, November 6/9 PM

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Thursday, November 7, 8 PM EST

K & R’s Naughty Dark Angels


Sunday, November 10, 3 PM EST

LBM Book Blog


Wednesday, November 13, 8-9 PM

Rabid Readers Book Blog


Wednesday, November 13, 9 PM

Kylie’s Fiction Addiction


Thursday, November 14, 8 PM EST

Digital Dirty Girl


Saturday, November 16, 2 PM

Contemporary Romance Readers and Authors



Is Love Really Blind? It’s #TeaserTuesday

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In Josie’s new world, she must face the changes to survive.


You can have BLINDSIDED on your Kindle at midnight on November 5. What are you waiting for?




#TeaserTuesday and Happy Birthday to You, Coop!

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You get an extra treat today! It’s my baby Coopurr’s eleventh birthday! Gratuitous cute cat pic below. He’s relaxing on his vacation to his Aunt Paula’s while Mommy left him for Scotland. Happy Birthday, Sir!




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