Friday, December 29, 2006

I am arranging my office in a new room, so I had to dismantle my computer. I have been looking forward to giving you a taste of what I'm working on, but I am having a difficult time getting internet set up. It should be early next week for me to be back online.

Until then, Happy New Year! Love to you all!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I just heard from the vet.
The vet you ask? Yes, the vet.
My husband got me a beautiful Pomeranian puppy, about three months old, just before Christmas. He was one of my presents. I named him Cato, but I often call him little bear. Though, honestly, he looks like a little fox.
Little Bear is much too curious though. And he seems to forget that he's much too big to wrangle larger dogs.
We have a sheppard we keep on a run behind the house because she's just about uncontrollable. She likes to tear things up. Today, when my son went to feed her, he forgot that he had let the puppy out. And though little Bear won't go up around the sheppared on his own, he will if anyone else is there.
Before my son, Bret could stop him, he charged up the hill right into the sheppards path, and she attacked him.
Simi, my Sheppared, has never been a mean dog, and she's never fought other dogs, but she's decided she doesn't like Cato.
She grabbed him and before Bret could get her to release him she had placed two punctures in Cato's side.
We had to rush him to the vet where they're keeping him overnight. The punctures weren't bad the Vet said, but he's very concerned at the soreness in Cato's stomach and wants to make certain the spleen hadn't been ruptured and that there was no internal bleeding.
I miss my puppy. Several times tonight I've caught myself calling for him, wondering where that little ball of furry energy was and what he was getting into.
The vet is positive he's going to be okay, and his call was to reassure me that everything was going fine and I should be able to pick him up tomorrow.
It will be good to have him back home yapping at my feet and demanding that I play with him.
And now, I'm back to my revision. No rest for the wicked my hubby says. *snort* I say that's him, it shouldn't be me. LOL
Goodnight, sweet dreams. And uhhh, you might want to check back in a day or two for a little excerpt or two. I'm pulling a few things out to post that I think you might enjoy.
Christmas has passed and I find myself exhausted. I also find that I've not updated the blog in weeks. *sigh* I'm going to do better. I now have a note on my desk to remind me to update daily.
It's been a wild month. With shopping, family, and trying to fit deadlines in with the Holiday Season I've found myself stretching my ability to keep up. But I think I see light at the end of the tunnel. At least, I hope I have.
We have several things coming in January. Be sure to sign into the newsletter, Sensuous Escapes to be certain to get the new upcoming issues on the making of the book trailer for Dangerous Games. And coming to the website soon, will be the first of three trailers we'll be uploading in January for the new book. You're going to love these. I know I did.
Dangerous Games, the second installment of the Tempting SEALs series from St. Martins. You met the heroine Morganna in Honk If You Love Real Men, in the novella Reno's Chance. Also coming in February 2007 is the anthology Real Men Do It Better, the novella For Maggies Sake.
There's a lot of information upcoming on other projects and releases as well. I'm currently preparing the revisions for Forbidden Pleasures, the first full length novel in the Bound Hearts series for St. Martins.
I've recieved several emails asking me about the heat level of this series since its moving from Elloras Cave to St. Martins. The heat level is just as intense, though hopefully you will find that the development of characters and plot is just as indepth. I'm enjoying this project and I'm learning a lot working on it.
Those revisions should be mailed into the editor tomorrow and then I'll be working on edits for Hidden' Agenda's the fourth book in the SEALs series. I'm loving me some SEALs right now. LOL
If you haven't picked up the newest Elloras Cave print release in the Bound Hearts, the two novellas Wicked Intent and Sacrifice in the Wicked Sacrifice print, you can now purchase that at Harmony's Way is now available there in autraphed print as well.
And now, farewell till hopefully tomorrow. I'm off and running and back to writing. I hope your Christmas was merry and bright, filled with warmth, good cheer and love. And I hope in these few days before we gear up for the New Year, that you find lots of great books to read, and many heroes to love.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Due to popular request, Dreams By Night has decided to become a general website rather than adult oriented.What does this mean for you, the reader?

It means you will be able to access the site from any computer, at work, at home, the library etc. Dreams By Night was originally invisioned for readers who had trouble finding the Lora Leigh titles, but many of those readers still can't get the titles because of adult site restrictions.

To that end, Dreams By Night will be carrying books ONLY.My books, and soon a few autographed titles from a few other authors as well and perhaps some merchandise such as coffee cups, etc at an affordable price. (I hate the expense of Cafe Press)

A lot of thought went into changing the Dreams By Night site, originally the site owner intended it to provide the reader not just with the books, but also the toys in one site.But many many readers can't access the books because of the adult labeling of the site. As the site owner said, there are many many sites where the toys are available. Finding the books are sometimes harder.

So, hopefully, by tomorrow morning, the adult labeling of the site will be gone, as well as the toys and the site will sell the books only. Hopefully, this will make it easier for those who are unable to find the books and can't access the Dreams By Night site.

And with that. Back to the menage scene I'm writing.Almost done. Almost done. Forbidden Pleasures goes into the editor tomorrow morning, first thing.Whew. Then, Nauti Nights, Dawg's story.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Releasing December 5, 2006
Sequel to Megan's Mark

Blurb: Harmony Lancaster is of the Lion Breed, created to be a huntress with a thirst to kill. But the way she seeks justice outside the law makes her a liability to her own kind. Yet she also possesses information that they need on the existence of the First Leo-- who holds the precious secrets of desire.
To save her life, Harmony is paired with Sheriff Lance Jacobs, who tries to tame the killer within her, while protecting the gentle woman he longs to possess. But a dangerous cult leader, bent on destroying the Breeds, could change the way Lance looks at Harmony forever...


“No second thoughts.” Her breathing was rougher now, her lips parting as Lance allowed his hands to settle on her bare waist, to feel the incredibly soft flesh beneath them.
The temptation of those lips was too much to deny. He lowered his head as her hands fluttered against his chest, the feel of them sinking past the cloth of his shirt as he fought to rein in his desire.
Just a kiss, he promised himself as he touched her lips with his. He was the sheriff, he couldn’t get caught necking in public. But one kiss surely wouldn’t hurt.
Or so he thought. Until her lips parted on a soft little gasp, and her tongue touched his. The subtle taste of honeysuckle was stronger here, sweet and clean as it fueled his hunger.
Lance felt her hands slide up his chest, move to his neck, then bury in his hair as a soft moan vibrated against his lips. He kissed her with soft greed, reminding himself each second that it could go no further. He could kiss her. Just a taste before the main course.
As his lips moved over hers he found his hunger for her surging, overtaking his common sense and his control. His hands slid beneath her top, stroking the satiny flesh until they filled with the firm mounds of her breasts. And she was arching to him, her soft cry muffled by his suddenly devouring lips.
His tongue pushed against hers, twined with it, drew it to his lips and suckled it into his own mouth as she arched against him.
She tasted like hot, needy sex. Like a temptress made for lust, built for endurance and pleasure. And if he wasn’t very, very careful he was going to end up fucking her right there in the parking lot.
“We’re getting in trouble here.” His hands slid from her breasts to her rear, gripping the snug curves and moving her against his thigh as his lips trailed over her jaw to her neck.
Lance nipped at the fragrant skin there as he felt the heated, cloth-covered curves of her pussy riding his thigh. She was panting for breath now, flushed, a soft dew of perspiration covering her skin.
“This isn’t natural.” Her voice was dazed, thick with need as he stroked his lips and tongue over her neck, heading for the valley of her breasts and the soft flesh he knew he would find there.
She was softer than any other woman he had ever touched. Sweeter. Hotter. And he was one second from ripping his jeans open, lifting her to the seat and fucking the hell out of her.
“I’m sure it is.” Lance licked at the dampness between her breasts, tasting honeysuckle there as well. Damn, he was developing a fondness for honeysuckle. If only the taste wasn’t so subtle. Then he could fill his senses with it, sate himself with the need for it.
He flexed his fingers in the curves of her ass as he helped her ride him, swearing he could feel the damp heat of her pussy searing him through her pants and his jeans.
“You taste as sweet as summer,” he growled. Her lips were at his forehead, pressing against him tentatively, causing him to pause in this frantic desperation to taste as much of her possible, returning to him a measure of control.
Her lips touched him with dreams. He could feel it in the soft breeze that wrapped around them, the whisper of confusion and lost dreams in the air at his ear.As though she had never willingly touched before.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yahoo hates me. I've decided this. Everytime I try to post, I bounce. As long as I don't try to post, I get about half the mail, but the first post I send in, watch out. *sigh*
This makes it hard to chat and it makes it hard to get information out.

Information such as

WICKED SACRIFICE books IV and V of the Bound Hearts, Wicked Intent and Sacrifice can be found in the two book volume, Wicked Sacrifice at for pre-order.
Shipping estimate is Dec. 1, 2006.

Bound Hearts - Wicked Intent By Lora LeighControl has meant everything to Tally Raines. Control of the office she ran as Jesse Wyman's secretary, and now control of Lucian Conover's office as well. But Lucian isn't content to be controlled by his fiery secretary. As a matter of fact, Lucian thinks she needs to loosen up and let the sexy, sensual woman hiding beneath her cool exterior free. And he will dare her to do just that… With a little help.

Bound Hearts - Sacrifice By Lora LeighBook five of the Bound Hearts series
Kimberly has run from Jared for a year now, sensing the weakness he could be to her future. But she never expected the sacrifice he would make for her. One that will rock her soul, and destroy the very foundations of all her beliefs.Her sexuality, her heart, and all she's fought for in the last six years will be tested when an assignment takes her to Jared's farm, and into his bed. There she will learn the true meaning of hunger, of love…as well as the deception and the lies that have governed her life for so long. Anything worth having is worth sacrificing for. Kimberly is about to find out if she can pay the price, and risk not only the inheritance that should be hers, but also her heart to the one man who can still the fires that rage in her soul.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Books IV and V of the Bound Hearts is now up for pre-order at in the volume titled Wicked Sacrifice.
This volume contains WICKED INTENT and SACRIFICE and releases Nov. 30, 2006. It will also be listed as pre-order at Dreams By Night within the next two weeks or so, in Autographed prints.

I've tried to post this notice to Yahoo groups, but alas, between my server email and yahoogroups, there seems to be a problem in communications. LOL

And be watching soon for books VI and VII and in May 2007, the first full length Bound Hearts novel will release in Mass Market paperback from St. Martins.

I hope you continue to enjoy the Bound Hearts, as well as the other upcoming novels.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Meet Me In Kingsport Tennessee
October 21-22 2006

Mary Wine and I will be appearing with several other wonderful authors to sign at the Kingsport Women's Expo in Kingsport Tennessee at the Meadowview Marriott Convention Center.
Mary and I will be in costume, though let me tell you, Mary's costume is just to die for, you have to come see it.
Be sure to stop by if you can, I look forward to seeing everyone who can attend.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Today has been a good day. Not only did I finish a very difficult chapter in the Forbidden Pleasure manuscript, but I got a call from my editor.
St. Martins has asked me to do an anthology with Cherry Adair and Cindy Gerard set to release sometime in 2008.
These are two of my favorite authors and the chance to do this anthology with them is really exciting for me. Now I'm nervous too though. LOL
But, I'm sure you want to hear more about the Bound Hearts. Its progressing well, though some chapters are slower than others. I just passed the 25,000 word mark, about 125 pages and working my way into the loss of my hero's phenomenal control. For three years he's managed to hold back his dominance and extreme sexuality, but it's breaking free.
Talk about a man walking a tight rope.
I actually have fallen very much in love with Mac.
John 'Mac' McCoy. A former computer programmer turned farmer. (He hated the office) So he's taken over his father's large farm and he deals with horses, cattle and tractors instead. Yet, he's one of the most dominant males I think I've written and I'm loving getting to know him.
My heroine, Keiley, is strong, a bit shy, but he's met his match in her. She's of course having tons of fun breaking her husbands control, while never realizing what lies behind it.
Its going to be interesting to see her reaction I think. LOL
And that's all for tonight. It's time to try to finish another chapter before heading to bed.
And don't forget, this weekend you can find me at the Kingsport Times Women's Expo in Kingsport Tennessee. I'll be signing books with Mary Wine and several other wonderful authors. I hope you can find time to visit us. We'll be there in the wonderful costumes Mary makes, and she's promised me a new chemise. I can't wait to see it.
As always, wishing you lots of coffee, romance and good books to read. See you soon.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Forbidden Pleasure

Its begun. The first book to St. Martins in the continuation of the Bound Hearts series, Forbidden Pleasure.
What would you do if you suddenly learned your husband of three years was hiding parts of his sexuality. That the hunger you feel just under the surface, is more than just a forceful, lusty dominance. That he fantasized about sharing you with his best friend. That he fantasied so much about it, that the tension was now beginning to fray his precious self control?
Keiley McCoy is about to learn things about her husband, Mac that she never imagined. Things such as a habit he had for sharing his lovers with his best friend Jethro Riggs. Things such as his membership in an exclusive men's club created as a support group for men who crave sharing their women. Things that could destroy their marriage.
I've been excited to get started on this book. The Bound Hearts are always a challenge but this one especially raised such interesting questions for me regarding the characters that I've really been excited about it.
I hope you like it. I have to have it completed by the first of November, and so far, it's flowing very well.
As soon as I see that the plot is progressing and that there aren't going to be any restarts on it, then I'll see about sending an excerpt here.
And don't forget, Harmony's Way, the sequel to Megan's Mark releases December 5, 2006. You met Lance Jacobs in Megan's Mark, the sheriff of Broken Butte. He returns in Harmony's Way as the hero, and boy does he have some surprises for his Breed mate, Harmony Lancaster. But, she has some surprises for him as well.
Join me in the next book in the world of the Breeds. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for checking back with me on upcoming stories. I am trying to get in here and keep you updated on everything coming through. Until next time, I'm wishing you lots of coffee and plenty of good books to keep you warm during these cool fall nights.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Im late! I know. I've been completely overwhelmed. No sooner than I finished Hidden Agendas I had to go back and revise it. That book has caused me to lose hair. *pout* Kell was mean to me.
And because of Kell, I've neglected the Blog. But I am back again. And as an abject apology, there will be an excerpt of Harmony's Way posted below.
Don't forget the booksigning in Lexington Kentucky this week at Jo-Beth's Books with the KYRWA writers. We'll be there from 2:00 to 4:00 pm signing books. Its going to be a really fun event.
And remember the Kingsport Women's Expo the weekend of the 21st. I'll be there with Mary Wine and several other wonderful authors. Its an event you don't want to miss.
So, what am I working on now?
Many of you will be very pleased. I've begun work on the eighth Bound Hearts title, Forbidden Pleasure.
FORBIDDEN PLEASURE is the first of three Bound Hearts books that St. Martins Press acquired, but it begins with three new characters. The second and third books you will meet some older characters, especially Khalid from Shameless. I've already managed two chapters on FORBIDDEN PLEASURE and I'm really excited about the story unfolding. I hope you enjoy it. It will be a much longer and hopefully more intense story to add to the Bound Hearts collection.
And with that note, shall I give you an excerpt?

Harmony's Way
A Berkley Sensation Release
You can pre-order this title at
The next book in the Breed series.

Lance replaced the decrepit Raider with his own the next evening. Unfortunately, he came with it. To add insult to injury, he changed the schedule as well.
“If I’m going to stay up all damned night long, then I might as well be working,” he had snapped that morning when he informed her of the change.
As the call came in on a disturbance and fight at one of the more popular bars, she almost rubbed her hands in glee. She sat forward, straining against the seat belt as Lance raced toward the establishment.
She hadn’t had a good fight in months. Unfortunately, as the adrenaline began to race through her veins, the heat building in her body increased. The arousal was almost a narcotic in her blood as her skin sensitized and her nerve endings began to throb.
She was throwing the seat belt and jerking the door to the Raider open before the Raider had come to a complete stop. Ignoring Lance as he called out her name, she headed for the bar and the fight inside.
“Oh no you don’t.” He caught her arm, pulling her to a surprised stop as she stared up at him in shock.
“Take their statements!” He had pointed imperiously toward the small crowd outside. “Now.”
“But the fight...” Oh God, she really needed to expend energy. She could feel the need cramping her stomach, building in her veins.
“Statements,” he had snarled, the look in his eyes causing her to hesitate. “Now.”
She snarled furiously, flashing her canines as the sound rumbled from her throat. Gripping her hand he slapped his notebook into it.
“Now.” That tone was primal, such a completely alpha sound that she was taken aback for a moment. “Right now.”
She took the statements, fuming at the injustice of it as he and the other deputies began clearing the bar.
“That was so not fair,” she snapped as he strode from the bar an hour later, a bruise forming at his temple as he dragged a raw-boned cowboy by his shirt collar to a waiting patrol car. “I could have helped.”
He grunted rudely.
“You wouldn’t have a black eye if you had let me help,” she retorted, her fist clenched around his mangled notebook. “I can’t believe you did this.”
She couldn’t believe she had blindly obeyed him like some submissive wimp that didn’t know how to fight back. She had never ever obeyed a man in her life. Why the hell was she starting now?
“Your attitude is starting to severely suck, Sheriff,” she informed him, trying not to look too deeply into the fact that she figuratively tucked her tail and obeyed.
“Did you get those statements?”
“Every last one,” she responded with false sweetness, glaring back at him as he met her gaze without the first sign of apology. “You should have let me in there.”
“Why?” he barked as he turned and led the way to the Raider. “So you could expend some of that energy raging through your body? I don’t think so. Get in the Raider.”
He jerked her door open as she stalked past him.
“That is just the most idiotic thing I’ve heard come out of your mouth,” she snapped after he had slammed her door closed and strode around to his own side. “I’m not a pet you can place in the corner and tell to sit.”

“That’s a dog.” He twisted the key in the ignition before pushing the Raider into gear. “Everyone knows cats don’t train worth shit.”

Harmony's Way
Releasing December 6, 2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006


I wanted to give you a list of appearances for October in case you you could stop by.

October 7, 2006 at Joseph Beth Books 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 at 2:00pm and lasting approximately two hours.
Signing will be: Elizabeth Bevarly, Toni Blake, Monica Burns, Dianne Castell, Robyn DeHart, Lori Foster, Maddie James, Rosemary Laurey, Kimberly Logan, LuAnn McLane, Madeleine Oh, Patricia Rice, Jan Scarbrough, Shiloh Walker, Lora Leigh ,JR Ward

OCTOBER 21st and 22nd at the Meadow View Convention Center,1901 Meadowview ParkwayKingsport, Tennessee 37660

Saturday and Sunday, I'll be signing with Mary Wine and other authors. I should have the list of authors soon.

This is a totally wonderful event. We'll be available most of the day Saturday and Sunday. Mary and I will be in costume signing books as well as on the floor. Please come see us and visit the expo. Its a great event and filled with all kinds of wonderful booths and goodies. Last year we had a blast there. Be checking the appearances page on my website for the full list of authors attending that event. News on that should be coming soon.

I hope to see you at one of these two events.

Friday, September 22, 2006


FINALLY. I'm putting THE END on Hidden Agenda's sometime tonight I would expect. I have the last scene to write and then a little tweak here and then and its off.
*big sigh* This has been one of my harder books to write. I started it last May, went through about 40 different versions, and NO I am not joking over that.
The problem was, the title. Sometimes the idea in my head just doesn't suit a title, and once I realized what the problem was I was already more than 20 attempts into the book and I decided I was going to do this, with this title, one way or the other. Yeah, sometimes I'll cut my own nose to spite my face. LOL
I started this version, totally new version by the way, two days after Tanner's Scheme completed. I'd have to check dates on that, but maybe its been a month. Once I figured out how to twist the title, it got easier.
The challenges I'm facing in writing for Berkley and St. Martins have been exilerating. (Did I spell that right? LOL) I love it.
And I hope you enjoy Hidden Agenda's when it releases. Its the fourth book in the SEALs and OHHH do I have ideas on where to go when I finish the final two books. I'm jumping up and down I'm so excited over it.
Next up, after I finish this one, is the first St. Martins single title Bound Hearts. I've been itching to start this book as I've found a new perspective step into. The heroes and heroine have really been pushing at me to get this started. I'll have more information for you once its started.
Until then, be watching the blog, as soon as Hidden Agenda's completes I'll be posting an excerpt.
And don't forget to read Reno's Chance in the Honk If You Love Real Men anthology, now available through or And coming in February is the second book, a single title Dangerous Games. Also in February is the third book in the series with a secondary character as the hero in the Real Men Do It Better Anthology, For Maggies Sake. FMS continues the SEALs fight against the Villian that you meet in Dangerous Games.
Thank you all for your support, your emails, and for putting up with me being absent from the loops etc. The schedule I'm on from this point to the end of the year will be even tougher, but your encouragement keeps me going. And most especially, thank you so much for enjoying my books so far.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I was sent a very interesting article, one I thought many of you might be interested in as well as readers on the erotica/erotic romance lines to be found on the shelves now.

The site allows you to comment as well and voice your opinions, which is always a good thing. I liked it, so thought you might as well.

And now I'm back to Hidden Agendas. FINALLY I think I have this book figured out. I'm on page 230, which is almost halfway and I'm now working hard to complete it. This is the fourth SEAL book.
The first being Reno's Chance in the Honk If You Love Real Men anthology, the second a single title from St. Martins, Dangerous Games, which is one of my HOTTEST books yet I think, and the third being the novella For Maggies Sake in the Real Men Do It Better anthology due out with Dangerous Games in Feb. 07

And now, back to work for me. I hope you are all finding wonderful books to read and lots of friends to share them with.

Friday, September 15, 2006

I didn't get to write a lot today. I found a plot error in Hidden Agenda's that needed to be worked on and I wanted to think about it before I changed it. I'll be starting on that tonight after dinner. I did make arrangements to head to Lake Cumberland tomorrow though. I want to do some more research on the area and get some pictures for the next Nauti book, Nauti Nights. I have the idea fairly planted in my head but I need to see the area to see how its going to work. So we're off on a research trip tomorrow. Which will be fun. I've been putting in a lot of long hours on refinining the plot for Hidden Agendas and getting it moving so it will be a nice break I think.
Be watching the website, we're going to have an excerpt of Harmony's Way up there sometime next week. I'm really excited about the release of this book. Harmony was just special. A female Lion Breed with some interesting issues. And Lance. I feel in love with Lance. Im hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it, even if Lance did make me pull hair out. He was stubborn too.
And if you're looking for a really good book to read this week, check out Naughty Little Secrets by Shelley Bradley at I love Shelley's writing, and in Naughty Little Secrets, she took me on a wonderful romantic and completely sexy adventure. I think you'll enjoy it as well. And be sure to stop by the forum and chat with Shelley anytime. We have some wonderful authors that mix and mingle on the forum and we all love meeting new friends. You can find us by going to enter the site, then click on Chat and Schedule at the side bar. Once you've went to the next page, scroll down just slightly and you'll see the enter link. Come in an play with all the writers and readers that pop in through the day.
Until Sunday, I hope you have great books to read, wonderful friends to share them with, and lots of coffee to keep your day moving bright.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Have you read Slave of Sensation by Nalini Singh?
If you haven't, then get it now! Its an incredible unique story filled with passion, love, gentleness and an emotion you don't want to miss. This was one of the most emotional and passionate books I've read in a while. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. Wonder if I could talk her out of an early read? Hmm, its worth considering. I could see me loving the next one too. LMAO
Now, back to my work in progress. *sigh* I'm gonna shoot my hero with his own gun, he's being totally stubborn.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I've decided, my husband is just ornery.
Here I am, just typing my little fingers to the
bone, working on my next book due when he informs
me, with no shame whatsoever, that he's neglected.
*rolling eyes* Neglected I ask him? How are you
So he pulls me out of the office and into the bedroom
so I can......
No, not THAT. So I can listen to him play his guitar. LMAO
He's so neglected. LOL. He's such a man! He needed an
audience. LOL
But, I'm back to my desk. I had to go grocery shopping today for hamburger and chicken. Couldn't decide if I wanted fried chicken or meatloaf for dinner. I guess I settled on meatloaf. LOL
So now that I've decided, I can go back to work on the next Navy SEAL book, Hidden Agendas. Kell, my hero, has been so stubborn. Hopefully I have a handle on him now though. He's so into his heroine and yet so determined to save her from loving him, that sometimes, Ive wanted to pull my own hair out.
How could I create such a stubborn man.
Then I remember, I married such a man. *sigh*
So, this is today's update. LOL. It's not much I know
and until I KNOW this is going to work out, I really don't want to say much.
Remember to visit the forum when you get a chance.
Go to click on chat and schedule, scroll down just a bit and there is the button link to the forum. The ladies there have some great times, and I often randomly choose names from the posters for surprise gifts.
Have a great day. I hope you're finding wonderful books to read and that the summer has been a wonderful one. Until later...


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Good Morning.
I want to thank everyone who attended the booksigning at Radcliff Kentucky yesterday, and I want to especially thank J.R. Ward for inviting me along. We had a wonderful time. J.R. is so sweet and as always, so funny, with the ability to make everyone feel welcome and well loved. She's not just a wonderful writer, but a truly wonderful person. Be watching the website for new of our return to The Bookstore in Radcliff in March. We'll be signing there again then. I'll have that up on the site soon.
Be watching as well for information on the booksigning at Jo-Beth's books in Lexington next month, as well for the Women's Expo in Kingsport Tennessee.
Writing has been going good the last month. I wanted to get a good start on Hidden Agendas and make certain it was going to work out before I began the updates. I think I have it though. I have 138 pages but I'll be a couple of days getting back to it. I'm finishing up copy edits at present on For Maggies Sake, a novella related to my SEAL's series that releases in February. You meet the hero Joe, in Dangerous Games. Both release in February. I've very excited about the release of this new series. The SEALs are stubborn, arrogant, and they've made writing their stories an adventure in the many ways you are NOT allowed to strangled the characters in your imagination. LOL
Its an adventure, but a learning one. I'll see about posting a short excerpt soon.
Thank you all for sticking with me, for your emails and all your encouragement. Be watching the newsletter Sensuous Escapes as well, for pictures of this weekends booksigning. Special thanks to Brenda for taking those pictures for me. I truly appreciate it.

Friday, September 01, 2006

There's not much to update tonight.
Hidden' Agenda's, so far, is doing well. I'm on page 77 but I had to go to Wal Mart today and we have to clean and freeze corn. Fresh corn on the cob is so good in the middle of winter. LOL
It will be a few days before I update again, I want to make certain Hidden Agenda's is working out well before I post. I restarted the beginning, i think the ending is pretty much finished, but the beginning and middle needs revision and work. Im hoping to finish it by the 9th, but I expect it to be more like the 13th or 15th. I'm praying no later than that. But within a few days I'll update again and perhaps post a short excerpt. Also coming soon are excepts for Harmony's Way and Dangerous Games, now on pre-order at I'm really excited about the coming release of these books and I hope you enjoy them.
And now, I think its bedtime for me.
Good night and pleasant dreams.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

I needed just a little break. I just came off a 108,000 word book, Tanner's Scheme as well as Galleys that I had to do a rush job on. So I started Hidden Agenda's and my brain just felt froze. It just wasn't working. So I picked up a book I had gotten a while back but hadn't had the pleasure of reading yet. Dinah's Dark Desire by Mechele Armstrong from Loose Id.
OMG. I rarely ever read books that have m/m action, because its just not something that turns me on. But this one did. Ms. Armstrong weaved a very strong m/m/f relationship that had me reading from beginning to end without laying the book down. I highly recommend it. It has suspense, as well as good conflict, very sexy heroes and some really hot action.
So if you're looking for a hot, really interesting suspense, I recommend Dinah's Dark Desire.
Now, I need to a few more books to read. I'm going to check out my TBR pile.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm tired. LOL
I finished just a fix or two here and there and sent Tanner's Scheme out to my CP. It will be out to Berkley within a week or so.
Now, I'll be finishing Hidden Agendas. I had most of it, but I knew it needed some fixes and I wasn't certain what. Which is the reason I laid it aside while I finished Tanner. I needed time to think about it and time to consider it. I think I have it figured out now. I should have it finished in just a few weeks I predict. I'll then be back on schedule. Which is very important. I have 8 more books to complete between Berkley and St. Martins, and getting behind is not an option at this point. *deep sigh* I need more hours in the day. LOL
Thank all of you for your emails. I'm working my way through them now. And those who have posted on the forum and the loraleighchatters list in regards to the excerpts, thank you. It keeps me going and it keeps me trying to write books you'll enjoy.
And now, onward I go. I think I need more coffee. LMAO

Monday, August 28, 2006

Tanner's Scheme is done. Stamp finished on that bad boy, in 25 days. 105K the absolute longest Breed book ever written. (Elizabeth's Wolf was 70K) Not that I expect that length to stand up against the editors little red pencil. LOL. But, its finished, way longer than my current record of Elizabeth's Wolf in 21 days.
It poured itself out. I just hope it poured itself well. LOL
And now, for the promise I made you. An excerpt right? I hope the dirty words past muster here. LOL



After hanging up, she moved to the balcony doors. Sliding the curtains open Scheme opened the doors and stepped onto the shadowed expanse overlooking D.C. They were twenty floors up, and the view was breathtaking.
“I never tire of staying here,” she said as she felt him moved behind her, crowding her against the railing it. “From here, you can feel the pulse of the city below.”
It was almost sensual, intimate. That was why she enjoyed it. She wasn’t a part of the frantic pace from her position above the city. She was a voyeur, inhaling the life below and sustaining herself on it.”
“Why here and not at your home?” he asked her again, the warmth of his breath caressing the shell of her ear.
“You’re tenacious.” Her fingers tightened on the rail as she felt his hands move to her hips. “It’s peaceful here. Almost anonymous.” There were no hidden eyes watching, no malevolent ears dissecting each word, each move she made. Until his arrival, she had been safe here.
She turned, unable to bear the threat of his large body behind her without the benefit of seeing his face. Would he show a shift of expression? A subtle warning tense of his body if he made his move to kill her here.
When she stared up at him, his head tilted to the side, his eyes gleaming oddly in the dim light.
“You think I’m going to kill you?” Sensually full lips curved into an amused grin. “I wouldn’t kill you, Scheme. Fuck the hell out of you, yes. Turn you over to Breed Law, definitely. But I won’t kill you.”
“You can’t turn me over to Breed Law, Tanner,” she sighed as she regarded calmly. “I haven’t done anything.”
She was a double agent for the Bureau of Breed Affairs. Jonas might be a son of a bitch, but he wouldn’t see her pay for the very crimes she had committed to gain evidence against her father and the Council.
“Your signature is on kill orders, pretty girl,” he whispered, leaning forward to lay his lips against her ear. Wicked incisors scraped over the tender shell. “Pictures of your meetings with several suspected Council members. All we need is the confession of a close associate. Do you think that’s possible?”
Her lips quirked wryly. “I think Tanner, that you could acquire just about anything you wanted, if you wanted it bad enough.”
He frowned, his brow furrowing with a hint of frustration as his fingers tightened on her hips.
“You’re so confident of escaping Breed Law,” he said softly. “You should know better. Your father has headed the training branch of the Council for decades, and for the past ten years, we know you’ve been involved. Proving a definite isn’t all that hard to do.”
“So prove it.” She shrugged.
It would never happen. No one would dare betray her father in such a way, except her of course, and even if they did, she had the agreement she had signed with Jonas years before.
It was too bad Jonas trusted no one at Sanctuary. Having fall back position was always important. In this case, there was no safety net other than the place she had found to hide the agreement they signed.
“You could come clean.” He lowered his head further, his teeth rasping over her shoulder, following by his tongue.
Scheme forced herself to breathe normally, and nearly failed. That should not be erotic. She shouldn’t be creaming helplessly in response to something so simple.
“I just showered,” she whispered at his ear. “I promise you, I’m very clean.”
He nipped her shoulder. The sensual little pain brought a gasp from her lips and sent weakness shuddering through her body.
“I smell you,” he growled then. “You’re wet. So wet the scent of your arousal is like a drug.”
Scheme tried, she really did try, to force herself to focus. Her lashes fluttered against her cheeks though as his lips were suddenly on hers.
Sweet heaven. She hated kissing. She really did. But this kiss. Her hands tangled in his hair immediately, holding him to her as his lips slanted over hers and his tongue took immediate possession of her mouth. This kiss hot, blistering with sexual intent and lustful demand, literally swept through her senses.
His arms wrapped around her as he dragged her from the rail only to turn and press her into the wall of the balcony. He surrounded her. He was around her, inside her, heating her, warming her. Sending shards of brilliant heat to explode around her clitoris as her hips arched against him.
Damn, he needed to bottle this kiss. He could make a fortune.
One big hand moved to tangle in her head, pulling at it, causing her scalp to sting erotically as he pulled her head back, breaking the kiss before his lips singed her neck.
Scheme’s eyes drifted open, not that she could see much, her vision was hazy, dazed.
Lifting to the tips of her toes she sought to push the aching flesh between her thighs against the stiff length of his erection beneath his slacks.
Oh that was good. A whispering moan fell from her lips as she finally managed to rub the aching center of her body against him.
Then his hips thrust back to her, one hand gripping her ass to lift her.
“Put your legs around my waist,” he panted at her ear, doing that growly thing again. It made her want to lick his lips, to feel the vibration of it against her own.
Her legs moved around his waist, and then she saw stars.
Oh my. This was dangerous. She whimpered, and she never whimpered, when his cock pressed fully against her thighs and his hips did that rotating thing.
When a woman carried the name Scheme, she had to learn to live up to it. Right now, she was not living up to it. She was panting in heat and proud of it.
“I can feel the heat of your pussy through my pants.” His voice stroked her, the animalistic rumble stroking her from the inside out.
“Not a good idea.”
She was supposed to be cool. Calm. She was supposed to remember, Breeds hated her. Right?

Remember that one Schemer? Dangerous territory here.
“I’ve been dying to shove my dick inside you.” Explicit. He did not mince words in the slightest.
“Oh geeze, you’re such a romantic,” she gasp in no way turned off by the dangerously erotic statement.
“Did you want romance?” He nipped the line of her jaw. “Pretty lies to soften this.”
This being his teeth raking over her desperate nipple above the velvet before he drew the hard point, material and all, into his mouth.
The tight, muffled scream that left her lips shocked her. Oh shit. She was going to orgasm. Right here, pressed against the wall, from nothing but his teeth working the tight bud of her nipple.
And she wasn’t even embarrassed.
Could someone say paddle here? Because she was definitely up a less than safe creek and navigation was chancy at best.
Then he purred.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Tanner's Scheme is nearly finished now. I'm going over the file, start to finish to lay in a few more things before I put THE END to it. It's been an adventure, writing Tanner. More so than I ever thought it would be.
There's so much going on right now. I keep hesitating to post because sometimes, I get overwhelmed. LOL
The wrap up on the shooting for the video trailer of Dangerous Games is nearly completed. I've held back talking about this, simply because I get so excited. The actors are incredibly wonderful and those in charge of putting everything together have done such a wonderful job. I can't wait until its ready to show.
We've found a site that it can download from so I'll be able to put it up on the website, along with the trailers for The Man Within and Elizabeth's Wolf. Everything should be ready for the October deadline on that.
Dangerous Games is also at for pre-order. Dangerous Games is my longest novel yet, part of the SEAL series that St. Martins purchased. It releases in Feb. 07 and I have to say, I consider it one of my best books. Easily as good as Elizabeth's Wolf.
Once the trailer goes up, there will also be a contest running as well with a drawing held before Christmas to give away the goodies. The prizes will be listed in the days ahead.
And now I'm heading back to the completion of Tanner. Once I have the fill ins done, I can put the ending to it, and post an excerpt here. Also be watching soon for excerpts to Harmony's Way and Dangerous Games.
Until later....

Friday, August 25, 2006

Yes, I didn't post last night. I was trying to figure out the last part of Tanner's Scheme. I've 'finished' this thing four times already and each time it just hasn't been right. It doesn't feel right. So I took the evening off to think about it a while. I think I figured it out. But I have to cut the last 20,000 words and completely redo it. A day or two at the most I hope. Sometimes, getting the ending just right, is harder than getting to the end of the book. I think its because I hate letting the characters go. LOL
But I will be working on it all day tomorrow. So hopefully, tomorrow evening, I'll have good news and an excerpt.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I know, I didn't post last night. For a reason. I didn't go to bed. *can we say sleepy here?* I snagged a few hours nap and now I'm back to it.
Have i mentioned how BAD I want to go fishing. Just one day. LOL
Fishing is my little treat to myself for completing a book, and I because Kell in Hidden Agendas was so mean to me this summer, I haven't managed to finish a book. So I haven't go to fishing yet.
I am going to go fishing tomorrow. Tanner's Scheme is going to be finished and on its way to the CP. Then, this weekend, I will finish hidden agendas. I am going to go fishing. *whimper*
Honestly, most of the fault is Tanners, he's whipped through my mind and won't let go until I finish it now. I have to finish it, otherwise I will never sleep.
I did this with Elizabeth's Wolf too. Didn't sleep, didn't want to break to eat, I stayed in a constant fit of writing to complete it. Tanner has done the same. Now, lets just pray you like it as well. LOL
Now, I'm back to work. Tonight. I WILL FINISH TONIGHT. *whimpering* I really need to finish this tonight.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Transcripts from last nights chats have been posted on the forum at

And at the Lora Leigh Chatters Group

We talked a lot about Breeds last night and the upcoming Tanner's Scheme if you would like to check those out.

I'm currently on page 370 on Tanner's Scheme and I'm TRYING to get it done tonight. *sigh* I've never noticed how many distractions I have through the day until this week. LMAO
Page 355, a little over 69K words. Yes, I didn't get much done. MY darlin husband dragged me out of the house when I got up this morning and we didn't get home until early evening. Then I had chat. *wince* I forgot to post the chat here. I'm sorry. I forgot. But, I will be home all day tomorrow. And I don't told the hubby, he drags me out and I hurt him really bad. Tomorrow, this book finishes. Of course, it might have actually went faster tonight if Scheme hadnt decided to throw a kink in my plans I was all ready to head into the ending and she decided she could be just as much a bad girl as Tanner is a bad boy. I believe she's defintely a good match for my wild Bengal.
But now, I am heading for bed. Its almost three thirty in the morning, and I'm whipped.
See ya'll tomorrow, uhhh morning. LOL.
Be watching, as soon as I finish, I will be sending another excerpt here.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I'm on page 340 of Tanner's Scheme, of an estimated 400. Though I may go over a bit by time its finished. I spent today going over the fill, laying in a few additional pieces of information and finding out that Tanner likes watching Gilligan's Island. LOL. Yeah, that one surprised me too.
It's close to being finished. I expect tomorrow night to have the rough draft done, an extra night to go over the file again and then sometime around Tues or Weds night, it will go to the CP to fix all my terrible punctuaction and typos. Within a week or so, it will be headed to Berkley and I should then be finishing up Hidden Agenda's for St. Martins, the fourth book in the SEALs series which began with Reno's Chance in the Honk If You Love Real Men Anthology. Be sure not to miss the Real Men Do It Better Anthology in Feb, now on preorder at Amazon, it holds the third book to the series. I'm loving this series too. Dangerous Games, the second book, releases in February as well, a full length novel so hot I thought I though I was going to melt my computer writing it. LOL
And now, I'm heading to bed. I'm enjoying using the blog here, and I hope you're enjoying the information you find here.
So until tomorrow night, good night.

The Bookstore
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2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

I'll be signing at the Bookstore with JR Ward and
Shiloh Walker on Sept. 9, 2006 I'm looking forward to
meeting anyone who can make it.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

I'm running late again. *sigh* The son had to get up at five this morning to meet the bus at the school to go to the state fair. We got him to the school and he decided that since his friend wasn't there that he wasn't going either. I'm telling you, there are days... LOL
So its almost two before I'm getting started, but I'm hoping this goes fast. I know where the second half of Tanner's Scheme is going, and I think I know what the characters want, so I'm hoping to have this done before I head to bed tomorrow night. If I keep my head down and keep my focus, then theres a very good chance it will be done.
I hope you like Tanner's Scheme when it releases in mass market paperback through Berkley. I've really had a good time writing it and seeing Tanner's development. I'm back to work now. I'll post before heading to bed tonight to let you know how its gone. I'm currently at 275 pages out of a proposed 400. So lets see what I can get done today.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Well, I got a late start today. I had to do some grocery shopping and go to the post office. One of these days I'm going to live close to a big city rather than hour away from one. LOL The problem with going out to do anything as simple as getting a few grocery's means at least four hours away from the story, and then once I return, it takes several hours to get back into the zone again, and to get moving. Once I did manage to get the file pulled up and re-read what I had done last night, nearly twenty pages got the ax and I had to replace them. The twenty pages I tossed just weren't what needed to be there. Tanner's Scheme has become a very emotional book for me. Scheme is much different from what I had invisioned, and in a lot of ways, much stronger than I ever imagined. The core of steel inside her amazed me. And Tanner, playful, filled with laughter, and holding secrets I didn't anticipate. Yes, this book has been one surprise after another for me. I'm really hoping you enjoy it when it releases. While I was here, I wanted to tell you about some wonderful books I've read lately. Celeste Bradley. If you haven't picked up her historicals yet, then I encourage you to do so soon. I don't even like historicals for the most part, but these I LOVED. Shannon McKenna. Why didn't someone tell me sooner how incredibly hot and emotional her books are. I LOVE THEM. And Kresley Cole, A Hunger Like No Other. I've read it ten times already. And now I've finished my coffee and my little break. I've replaced the twenty pages I axed earlier, so its time to finish this bad boy. I'm crossing my fingers for at least fifty pages before going to bed tonight.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Well, it's nearly midnight now. I had hoped to finish 100 pages today, but I only made it to 64. But I did have company for about three and a half hours, and we had dinner, and I had to talk to the people creating the video trailer for Dangerous Games, which is going to be HOT LOL, so I'm excusing not meeting the 100 pages for the day.
But, the book is more than halfway finished. It began on August 1st and today is just the 17th, so its going really well. Hopefully, I can do the 100 pages tomorrow after I get back from the store.
Have you been wondering who the spy is in Sanctuary? I think we'll find that one out in this book. We're returning to Sanctuary in the second part of Tanner's Scheme, and we'll meet a few old favorites. Callan and Merinus, their son and perhaps even Cassie. I'd love to see Cassie again. I bet she's absolutely beautiful. Its been five years since we've seen her. She's about sixteen now, and I bet she's a handful. I wonder if she still sees her ghosts?
Well, I'm heading to bed. Hopefully, I'll have more updates tomorrow night and perhaps even a teasing or two to tempt you with.
Music for Tanner's Scheme.
Just a little off the wall information. For Tanner's Scheme, I'm listening to an AC/DC and Guns and Roses Mix. Something my husband and son had put together for driving music. See, when we're in the car going somewhere (Where we live, going to the grocery store is an hours trip) I always fall asleep. Anytime I get in a still position that I'm not reading or writing, I doze off. LOL
But when they played this CD, I would start dreaming of Tanner. So I stole it from them and put it on my IPod and this is what I've been listening to write this book. The hard beat of the songs, and the lyrics seem to make Tanner talk to me. Go figure. LMAO
Anyway, just an odd little piece of information I thought you might be interested in.
He bit her.
Scheme screeched, not so much from pain, but from the sudden overriding certainty that he had done more than mark her physically. His incisors were lodged in her flesh, his tongue flickering over her skin as his mouth sucked at it.
It hurt, but not as it should have. A sexual intensity she hadn’t expected bloomed within her as her head fell to the side and her nails bit into his wrists. It shouldn’t ride a hard edge of pleasure; it shouldn’t send ribbons of electricity to strike at her nipples, her womb, her clit.
She shouldn’t be burning for more.
“What are you doing?” He was growling behind her, his hands, her nails still digging into his wrists, moved beneath her top, slid over skin so sensitive she moaned from the touch of calloused flesh running up it, until they cupped her breasts.
Her nipples were hard, hot, pressing into his palms pleadingly as his fingers tightened on her flesh.
“Mine,” he growled again, his teeth sliding from her flesh with an erotic shift of pleasure so intense that her vagina flexed in hunger.
“Tanner,” she whimpered his name, feeling a slow pulsing burn in her shoulder as his tongue licked over the wound, heat and liquid hot sensation that began to move from the four small puncture wounds and began to weave through her body.As though some powerful narcotic had hit her bloodstream, her knees weakened and her womb clenched with a sudden hunger so intense, so driving, she gasped at the strength of it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Welcome to my Blog. This is mostly for day to day updates on what I'm doing in regards to the books I'm writing and whats coming out soon. You'll find, hopefully, daily updates of where I'm at on which particular book and any insights I can give you into the characters I'm writing. For more interaction you can find my live forum on the Chat and Schedule link to my website, but here, you can find daily, I hope, information on what's going on and what's upcoming. And speaking of what I'm working on now. TANNER'S SCHEME. Yes, I know you've been waiting on this one for a while now. Tanner's story is halfway finished and the advanced readers are loving it so far. Tanner has thrown a few kinks into the story, but hopefully, I'm managing to keep up with him. He's definitely a different sort of Breed, and Scheme is giving that Bengal Breed a real run for his money. Writing this one is turning into an adventure and lots of fun. Im hoping to have it finished soon. I just started on it the first of this month and I'm crossing my fingers for the ending to come no longer than the end of the month. Let's see if I can stick to that. 201 pages and heading into a new chapter tonight. Cabal just showed up. This could get interesting.