Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, and is the esteemed author of many novels of erotic fiction including Dangerous Pleasures, Guilty Pleasure, Forbidden and Deadly Sins. Far from shades of grey, her writing is best known for its fiery tales of secrets, suspense, dangerous control and erotic obsession.
loraleighauthor - 3 days ago
I thought you'd like to see the new cover for The Man Within
coming to you by the end of the year I hope.
loraleighauthor - 7 days ago
Collision Point is going to break your heart in parts of it. I've cried with it just as I cried with his brother's book, WILDCARD. Both Rory and Amira have had a difficult story to tell, and one that when it came together, and each learned what they didn't know, has ripped at my heart. I hope you love it just as much as I have and that it touches your heart just as much.
loraleighauthor - 8 days ago
It's Friday. Why does it feel like Monday?
loraleighauthor - 13 days ago
As you get older (damn I hate that word! :) you realize how much an influence your dearest friends in school had on you. There was one in particular that had a big impact on my writing.
During a debate on military draft, this so popular, but always nice senior very gently pointed out to me that we had not won the Vietnam war as I assumed (see, as a sophomore, research wasn't my specialty lol) But with that point, done without the least censure, endeared me to him, but also taught me about research. I still make mistakes, but not as many as I may have without that lesson. :) Thank you Craig. And thanks for remembering the shy, stuttering sophomore that so hated public speaking that she actually nearly failed it. LOL
loraleighauthor - 16 days ago
A blast from the past -
from Tempting the Beast
“You aren’t a beast,” she told him, her voice soft as she glimpsed the regret in his eyes.
It bothered him, she knew, these needs, the domination he fought to keep from exerting over her, the control he fought to hang onto. He didn’t like the instincts raging at him, any more than she liked those raging at her.
“But I am, Merinus,” he sighed, looking down at the bottle he held for long moments. When he looked at her again, there was remorse, and acceptance. “I don’t deny what I am. To do so would risk my sanity. And you can’t either. You can never forget that the animal is there, lurking beneath the surface. It’s dangerous to do otherwise.”
- one year ago
Todays Muse - I've struggled with a new post for a while. Yes, it's been quite a while. Struggling to write without readers through the creation process has been difficult. Over the years I've lost the advanced readers I had due to life, changing schedules, busy lifestyles and the quick response needed from the readers by me. I guess I got too used to sending out a few chapters and having responses within hours. :) When I know something's working and the readers were waiting for more, it kept my imagination and my muse at its peak, ever striving to write faster, better. After losing those readers, I've struggled more, uncertain scene by scene with what could be working and what might not be working. I've scenes stacked upon scenes unused because of it. Being honest sometimes about why I'm struggling with a book, or why I'm struggling with scenes and why it takes longer to write the books isn't always easy, even with editors and my agent. It's been a six year battle, and admitting to myself the problem I believe is the hardest part. My muse becomes more energized, my imagination broadens, and the characters become eager to show themselves when there's others to love them as they develop. I've always said I never wrote alone. That the muse guides the story but my readers help to draw the muse free. After six years of struggling I guess I've accepted that I nor that muse, will be satisfied until I find another set of readers with the time and love of the story to read sometimes multiple attempts of a scene, to have the time to discuss the stories, books and characters. It's a search that isn't always easy. My schedule is horrible. Usually late at night, with rewrites based not so much on the readers opinion of the scene, but how fast they come back with that opinion, a feeling that comes from reading them and the anticipation or excitement the reader feels. My past group was incredible. They were completely honest in those opinions, and one didn't even care much for erotic romance. I knew when that reader at least nodded at those scenes in a, okay, I didn't skip through it, then I knew I could on. One liked softer heroes, one liked harder ones. Their differences worked in such a way that the characters would open up in my imagination, challenged by the readers, determined to make each one love them. When the book was finished, not all the readers entirely loved it, but I knew by their responses and comments that what I felt was important in each book had come across. And the characters were satisfied. The characters haven't been satisfied in a while. My imagination I think, demands that challenge. The characters demand it. As they develop, grow, to draw out every part of who and what they are, is rather like being unable to see the forest for the trees. As a writer I'm too close to the story and the characters and I know it. I know what each character feels and I think its there, clear to see, but perhaps the scenes that I meant to show it aren't as clear as I believed they are. I think all writers struggle with the rituals they have to draw out the books and characters. Mine are advanced readers, another might be not having it seen until its finished. Some have a complete plot to start with, and God I envy those. I can make a beautiful plot, scene by scene, but do you think my characters are going to allow me to follow it? They laugh at my plots once they start developing their own voice and characteristics. Especially my heroes. They can irk me to the point that I want nothing more than to show them just how their heroines can bring them down. Sometimes, they irked my readers to that point and the responses I received from their irritation with the heroes was like feeding a fire gasoline where my imagination was concerned. So, I'm on an advanced reader hunt. Wish me luck, because that's never easy. :)Lora Leigh[email protected]
- 3 years ago
Excerpt from ULTIMATE SINSRelease date: August 26, 2014
For everyone who has been waiting for ULTIMATE SIN'S...St. Martins has made the prologue and first chapter of this final book to the series available at amazon. MADE TO SIN gives you an early look into the characters and the battle they face. But, never fear, ULTIMATE SINS isn't far behind.
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