The Chieftain’s Daughter — Released!

My erotic novella, The Chieftain’s Daughter, has been released yesterday by Etopia Press. You can check it out here, on Amazon. I hope you enjoy it! And please leave a review if you feel so inclined. 🙂

Sex slave to the tribe’s sworn enemy…

When Ishara, daughter of the mighty Oolani chieftain, is captured by an enemy tribe, she becomes a coveted war prize—a slave for the victorious Manahotchi chieftain, Mechan. She’s immediately drawn to his troubled past and to his large, strong body, and as his golden-skinned women prepare her for him, she’s introduced to pleasures she’s never known. But she refuses to submit to the man who destroyed her people. Even though he makes her burn with desire. Even though her body belongs to him.

Mechan will have her obedience, and will have her body too. But she’ll never heal the scars of the past. Until Mechan’s son plots to overthrow his father, and seeks to possess not only the tribe, but Ishara as well…

Warning: Contains themes of dominance/submission

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I am Alive! I Swear!

Hey, everyone! It’s been…a very long time since I’ve posted anything. So, if you haven’t been following me on twitter, I must seem to have dropped off the face of the Earth! And I apologize.

But, I am back on the face of the Earth now, and I’ve been busy writing, writing, writing. And it’s paid off! I’ve just sold THE CHIEFTAIN’S DAUGHTER to Etopia Press, and we’ll be getting to work on it soon. So, if you are looking for a hot, not-so-long, sexy read about a tribal princess who is captured by and falls in love with her father’s enemy, then stay tuned! It’s definitely a change from my French Revolution stuff, but I’m excited about it!

I hope everyone is doing well! Happy Writing!

Five Stars/Flowers from Fire Pages Romance Reviews!

Go check out the review here! Yay!

Here’s a snippet:

I can’t get enough of Leia’s writing style. The story is excellently written with no fat and filler. She makes use of every page and every sentence to enrich the characters and move the plot forward. While this short contains sizzling sex, it also tells one great story. Leia is a incredibly skilled author and personally has become one of my favorites!

 

 

2011 in Review

2011 was good to me, and I’m fortunate to say this. In some ways, it was a rough year, but in most ways, it gave me many things of which to be proud. Here are just a few of these things that I wish to share with you:

My Husband: Technically, I married him December 30th, 2010, but most of our marriage has taken place in 2011, so I’m going to scoot it into that year. We had a great first year of marriage together, and now we are looking forward to starting a family, and hopefully soon. He has stood by my side through my writing, and much more, and for that, I am grateful.

My Novel: I sat down and started to write LUMINOSITY in April of 2011. I had an idea that kept sweeping through my mind, and I also had an urge to see my book in the hands of my students, one in particular — Melinda. She would always read  YA books that seemed so interesting, and every week she’d bring a new one to class to share with me. I made it my goal to write a book that I could share with my students, and I finished writing that manuscript in July. Entangled Publishing picked it up in October. I’m very fortunate for this, and I’m super proud of myself for setting a writing goal and meeting it all on my own. I know some of you have read about my agent saga (and if you didn’t, trust me, it was indeed a saga), so the fact that I did this without one still impresses even myself.

My Crochet: This is silly, but I started to learn how to crochet around September, and I’ve been making stupid, little animals ever since. This is another goal that I set for myself and said, “Self, you are going to learn how to crochet something awesome.” Now…I don’t know if tiny, pink fish count as something awesome to you, but it certainly does for me.

My Tattoo: I got a tattoo on my right arm that reads, “Writing is both mask and unveiling” by E.B. White. It is very inspirational for me, and I love to look at the Jane Austin script/font and remind myself how important writing actually is, both for me and for my readers.

I can’t think of anything more right now that aren’t uber-personal, but just trust me when I say that it’s been a rough year, one that could have squished me, but instead I rose above it and conquered it, and now I’m looking forward to a good 2012 — one that will bring many changes, if I play my cards right.

Review for AFTERTIME by Sophie Littlefield

Aftertime (Aftertime, #1)Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t usually read “zombie” books, but when I got my hands on Aftertime, something told me to go for it. Good thing I did, because I couldn’t put it down. Littlefield’s heroine, Cass, is complex but likeable in her journey to find her daughter, Ruthie, after an apocalyptic event. I loved all the layers to Cass; she kept me flipping the pages to see what she’d do next.

In addition to her wonderful use of characterization, Littlefield’s knack for world-building is simply amazing. Her setting is both clear and followable, and she does so without info-dumping and drowning the reader in background, as some dystopians tend to go.

I give Aftertime a five star rating because not only did it introduce me to a new genre, but the story resonated long after the book was done, and I’m forever thankful that I can follow Cass’s journey through the next book, Rebirth.

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