I’m very pleased to host the lovely Leanna Harrow today and chat about her books, her experience as an author, and her personal life.
Welcome, Leanna! How many books have you written?
I have 4 books out as of August 1, 2013. “A Beautiful Liar~Book 1 of the Maggie West Series”, “Maggie’s Men~Book 2 of the Maggie West Series”, “Killing the Desire”, and “A Collection of Short Stories by Leanna Harrow from the Fun to the Fearsome”.
Where do you get ideas come from?
They hit me like movies and I just start writing.
What are your researching tips?
Google is my best friend! A lot of my friends call me “The Google Lady” lol
Name 10 things most people don’t know about you.
- I detest peas
- I do random acts of kindness and encourage others to do them as well.
- I have 4 grandchildren from 3 of my 4 children
- I wanted to be a race car driver
- I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands, feet, hip and knees.
- Sometimes I have a good cry just because it’s a good thing to do
- I love music and cannot go a day without it
- I am deathly afraid of dogs
- I don’t discuss politics or religion as everyone is entitled to their beliefs and who among us is to judge?
- I have never been “in love”. I have loved but never felt that “weak in the knees, can’t live without him, can’t wait to hear his voice” kind of love that you hear and read about. People say that’s sad and that I must be broken but I just laugh it off because at some point, they are heartbroken, crying and feel like their life is over…I feel that is sad and broken.
What is your favorite genre?
My favorite genre is mystery and I have only read 2 erotic novels in my life! Who would have thought I’d wind up writing them? lol
Do you have a favorite music while you write?
I pick a song or two that fit the tone of the book and they play continuously in a loop until I’m done.
Have you ever interviewed yourself for fun?
I have one of those at http://authorteasereadings.wordpress.com/?s=the+ultimate+tease Hysterically funny
Heroines – do you prefer them to be weak or strong?
I cannot stand wimpy women. I’m a survivor and NOT a victim of anything. I hate to hear a woman say she’s a victim of…. If you’re alive…you’re a survivor! Period!
Which favorite author has influenced your writing?
Stephen King is my all time favorite. He was here for the red carpet screening of “Under the Dome” and I thought about stalking him but I decided against it…I’m not fond of the idea of going to jail. Facebook jail, okay but not jail, jail. lol
What is the hardest book you ever wrote?
That would be Maggie’s Men for two reasons. 1. I used a real life muse who was a much younger man to bounce ideas off of, and during one scene I was writing I got a call from my doctor saying I had a 13 mm mass in my lung. I almost took the scene out of the book but decided not to.
Let us inside the mind of the author?
Oh that’s easy…Check out my blog at http://authorteasereadings.wordpress.com It has the dark and light side of me on it. A Day in the Life of Leanna Harrow is quite boring…They would NEVER make a reality show about me, that’s for sure!
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BLURBS AND BUY LINKS:
“KILLING THE DESIRE”
Is the man she loves her mother’s killer?
When Rose Harlow discovers her mother’s lifeless body in a bathtub full of bleach water, she is sent reeling for answers. Ever independent and willfully determined, she underhandedly circumvents the police to lead her own investigation. At the same time, the strikingly attractive detective working on her mother’s case finds his way into her bed. But deeper into the investigation, Rose begins to suspect she is sleeping with her mother’s killer – and worse yet, she might even be in love with him.
“A BEAUTIFUL LIAR – BOOK 1 OF THE MAGGIE WEST SERIES”
How many lies can one man tell?
Maggie West has endured the worst luck: abusive relationships, cheating husbands, an emotionally-destructive mother, a daughter’s bout with cancer, and a slew of last-resort jobs. A natural giver, she loses herself in others to the brink of numbness, isolation, and disillusion. However, when she joins a social network to fight her loneliness, Maggie encounters a beautiful man – who is full of lies. As a game, she allows herself to be willfully deceived, and in the process, she gets wrapped into an experience that awakens her mind, body, and sexuality in ways she never imagined possible.
“MAGGIE’S MEN – BOOK 2 OF THE MAGGIE WEST SERIES”
So many men, so little time
Maggie West has a knack for attracting trouble, but this time she’s attracted the perfect man. The love is instant, powerful, and unprecedented for Maggie, but it’s not without roadblocks. As the saying goes: when it rains, it pours. Maggie has to fend off two other interested men while pursuing Mr. Perfect. Not only that, but a sudden cancer diagnosis is sure to complicate things. As things steam up with her love life, she must keep it all together or risk losing it all…
“A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY LEANNA HARROW FROM THE FUN TO THE FEARSOME”
This collection includes 20 great erotic short stories!
You’ll meet Virginia who gets out of her thirty eight year marriage the hard way for her husband Harland. It involves a ball gag, riding crop and video camera.
You’ll meet Dick and Jane who are just ordinary people until one day…
You’ll experience one couples “Night at the Movies” and what can happen when you tease someone just a little too much…
There is something for everyone in this collection of wonderfully erotic and highly descriptive tales!
Keep an eye out for “MAGGIE’S MYSERY – BOOK 3 OF THE MAGGIE WEST SERIES” coming in November!
Cool! Thanks for dropping by, Leanna 🙂