Tuesday, October 6, 2009


You know there are just those times when you have to squeal in delight. Seeing this today did that for me...

Eloisa James mentioning The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker in her Barnes & Noble Review column.

When I got my cover quotes from bestselling authors I admire and adore; Kathryn Smith and C. L. Wilson, I squealed.

And when NYT Bestseller Eloisa James said she was going to mention my "exciting debut" in her column... well, there went another noise up to the heavens ... one of my ultimate heroes liked my book?! Squeal! It may sound a bit fan-girl, but hey, I'm a fan and I'm nothing if not enthusiastic and honest. It feels sort of surreal, thinking back to the New Jersey Romance Writers conference where I listened to her clever, touching and funny (like her writing) keynote speech, was inspired, and wondered when my 'book of my heart' would make its way into the world. That's now, and it's such an honour.

In other squeal-worthy news, True-Blood.net will be recommending The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker to fans of Charlaine Harris (Leanna raises hand to be counted) and True Blood while that awesome show is on hiatus. The link will go live on 10/9 with a coupon code and a giveaway - stay tuned, check out the site!

It was just the first Monday of the month, so that meant Lady Jane's Salon! Had a lovely time, as always- and we took a moment to remember the dearly beloved Kate Duffy of Kensington Publishing. While our similarly beloved Kathryn Smith was unable to join us, I had the great pleasure of putting on my actress hat (which I do so enjoy doing) and reading from her fabulous book, When Seducing a Duke, and it was awesome. The crowd loved this book, and so do I. Though we'll have the talented author back with us in person soon, and that will be even more awesome. Mari Mancusi read from the first of her re-released Blood Coven series, one of my favourite scenes of mistaken vampiric identity, which was a delight to all. I'm so glad she's continuing this series. She'll be giving a wrap-up at the Lady Jane's Salon site so stay tuned. Our November lineup will be hosted by Scandalous Woman Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, and includes Caridad Pineiro and Joanne Rendell!

Blessings and may many squeal-worthy moments strike your days!


Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I'm so happy for you on the review from Eloisa. You should be proud but you also wrote a wonderful book! And I loved your reading of Kathryn's book last night. It was truly delightful.

Jessica Kennedy said...

How awesome!

Congrats on your good news!

Harper said...

Hi! New reader here...just picked up your book yesterday. Love it so far and wanted to wish you many happy returns to the bookshelf! Best, Harper (PS...just had to mention the book on my blog!)

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, it was so much fun to read from such an engaging book! Thanks for being such an important part of Lady Jane's!

Thanks Jessica! It's such a thrill to be in such great company in that article!

Hello and welcome! I'm so glad you found me! Hopping over to check out your blog, thanks so much for your interest!

La-Tessa said...

Excellent news Leanna. Congrats on all your accomplishments.