Tuesday, May 24, 2022

GHOSTS OF THE FORBIDDEN Cover and Stepback Cover Reveal via Fantasy Cafe!

Darlings! Head over to the wonderful FANTASY CAFE for my GHOSTS OF THE FORBIDDEN COVER REVEAL! Not only do I have an amazing modern cover but I have a VINTAGE STEPBACK COVER that replicates the 70s-era Gothic novel my heroine 'falls into' in the book. Designed by the talented In Churl Yo, check out the delicious Gothic pairing here...

I'm SO excited for my debut contemporary Gothic Romance! Releasing Oct. 11th 2022 via Castle Bridge Media in digital and trade paperback! 

Ghosts of the Forbidden cover blurb:

She should run. But can she?

When newly unemployed writer Lillian Anders tries to escape her personal demons by running off to Glazier's Gap for a writer's conference hosted by a reviving Gothic romance publisher, she lands right in the middle of her own Gothic novel. Her life begins eerily reflecting one of the early-'70s "women running from houses" books in the publisher’s archive. Striking 19th Century ghosts haunt darkened halls and carriage-house mirrors, startling Lillian with dangerous secrets. As a hungry, violent force lurks in the mountains and the abandoned silver mine, Lillian’s presence rekindles old flames and reopens aching wounds. When charming journalist Nathaniel Lynd arrives in town, he and Lillian forge an immediate bond when intimate memories surface from another century. Evil forces that killed star-crossed lovers in the past seek to destroy Lillian and Nathaniel in the present. It will take fortitude, ingenuity and unexpected help from the strange town itself to make sure the demons of the past don’t destroy a passionate future; destined to set old wrongs right.

About Glazier’s Gap:

Welcome to Glazier's Gap, Colorado-- a small, gossip-filled hamlet started by the mysterious owners of a now-abandoned silver mine whose unwitting rivalries set the town on a cursed trajectory. From an enormous luxury resort hotel destroyed years ago in a landslide- whose wreckage remains half-buried today- to unexplained fires in grand mansions, the town isn't known for good luck. It’s a place with a bright side, though: tourists visit its rickety old ski resort, hike shadowed mountain paths and locals attend its small college. There’s even a defunct book publisher starting up again. But underneath it all: Glazier's Gap is full of secrets and ghosts.

Every book follows a different person in Glazier’s Gap who falls into a supernatural love affair-- like Broadchurch with phantoms, a romantic Twilight Zone in a beautiful, creepy town.

The book will be available via Castle Bridge Media on October 11th on Kindle, available for pre-order here: Ghosts of the Forbidden (Glazier's Gap Book 1) - Kindle edition by Hieber, Leanna Renee. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.) and in paperback wherever books are sold! Ghosts of the Forbidden is presently available on NetGalley for reviewers to request. Readers can also follow me on social media and sign up for my mailing list to be reminded on release day! Upcoming Appearances! - Strangely Beautiful Fiction: Leanna Renee Hieber

Cheers and Happy Haunting! 

Monday, April 25, 2022

A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: TRUE STORIES OF AMERICA'S GHOSTS is available for Pre-Order wherever books are sold!

Dear Ghost and History Enthusiasts!

A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: TRUE STORIES OF AMERICA'S GHOSTS is available for Pre-Order wherever books are sold! Written by your truly & Andrea Janes (Founder of Boroughs of the Dead), with a powerful Afterword by Linda D. Addison, this book explores haunted house and ghost stories where women's narratives are centered. The book breaks down stereotypes, tropes, power dynamics and more as we examine how we talk about women and their stories, alive or dead. 

Click here for a Linktree list of pre-order links from every available bookseller / retailer! The book releases this fall and we really hope it does well as we'd love to follow up with a second edition full of more stories. 

Thanks for your support! Happy Haunting! 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Announcing DREADFULESQUE, a new site celebrating women and femmes in horror!

I'm so thrilled that a new site celebrating women and femmes in horror launched today! DREADFULESQUE features reviews, commentary, essays, discussion on spooky, folkloric topics and more! AND they've a neat, affordable holiday gift guide for spooky-fun small and women-owned businesses! Two of my TORCH AND ARROW pieces are featured! Check them out at Dreadfulesque.com and follow them on Twitter and Instagram! Happy Haunting!

It's Small Business Saturday and ALL of Torch and Arrow is on sale!

Hello friends! As you may or may not know, I run an Etsy shop called Torch and Arrow and make Gothic, Neo-Victorian, Steampunk and fandom related accessories! I restore vintage jewelry, accessories, decor and more! This site is ALSO where you can get signed copies of ALL my books! Please visit Torch and Arrow and check out all the nifty items! I've included pictures of just a few of my many new listings! Most items, unless otherwise stated, are entirely one-of-a-kind! Thanks for the support this Small Business Saturday, it keeps my household afloat and we appreciate you so much! 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween! Reading: "Not More Lovely Than Full of Glee" is Leanna's Sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait"!

 "Not More Lovely Than Full of Glee" is Leanna Renee Hieber's sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait" in which an artist paints his young bride- literally- to death... Here's her revenge... 

As read by the author! Eerie, beautiful music underscored by the amazing band Valentine Wolfe! You can find this story in the anthology A WINTER'S TALE: HORROR STORIES FOR THE YULETIDE via Pavane Press! If you like this story you'll love Leanna's novels, available wherever books are sold!

Happy Haunting! 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Leanna's DragonCon 2021 Schedule!

OMG! DRAGONCON! I'm fully Vaccinated, I've got cool new gothy masks for safe fashion statements and I'm ready to Con!

Here's where I'll be! Come say hello! I'll have my latest books available for sale and signing! Come check out my latest novel, A SUMMONING OF SOULS! 

Any time I am not paneling I'll be with my bestie Kelley Hensing at the Art Show, we're in the Hyatt, Booth 208!! Stop by and treat yourself to COOL art! I'll have my books on hand everywhere I go and when helping Kelley, I'll have some of my vintage restored and vintage reimagined jewelry available for sale as well! 

Here's my SCHEDULE! Check it out:

Title: Writing Historical Fiction for a Modern Audience

Description: So you want to write a tale where Hitler took over, or where JFK was never shot? Or perhaps where Charlemagne never united Europe? But how do you keep your readers interested? Listen to our master authors & learn their tips & tricks.

Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings & magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Through the Veil: Ghosts & Spirits in UF
Description: Ghosts in Urban Fantasy take many forms & have a variety of goals & purposes. Our panel will discuss those they employ in their work, as well as others they admire.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Spooky Tales & Haunting Music, Part II
Description: Our group of authors will each read a scary story & the time in between each presenter will be filled with atmospheric music by Victorian Chamber Metal virtuosos, Valentine Wolfe.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Her-Storically Speaking: Women Who Beat the Status Quo
Description: If you loved the Queen's Gambit, join us as we take a look at the real-life women who challenged the boys at their own game. We'll look at what it's like to break glass ceilings & how these women had to fight for their positions in the world.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)


Title: Thrills & Chills in Young Adult Literature

Description: YA can be suspenseful & even terrify you. Whether knife-wielding killers, pandemics & plagues, or werewolves & vampires, come hear about what gives us chills.

Time: Sat 07:00pm Location: A707 - Marriot (Length 1 Hour)

Title: Mindbending: Psychics in UF
Description: Psychics serve differing purposes in Urban Fantasy tales. Our panelists will describe how their characters use their abilities & how that impacts the stories they tell.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Gumshoes, Shadowy Figures, & Meddlesome Kids
Description: There are hundreds of books out there about the sleuths & spies that have changed the course of history, both real & imaginary. Gather with our panelists will discuss some of our favorite sleuths & their wildest cases.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

Title: Scandalous: Unearthing Historical Gossip
Description: Some of our favorite authors share secrets they've uncovered as they researched for their books & stories. Bring the tea, because these authors will spill it as they reveal the hidden side of history.
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)

Again, come say hello! Please pick up a signed book! If I'm not paneling I'm helping out at Kelley Hensing's Art Table at the Art Show in the Hyatt, Booth 208!! We both really appreciate your support! Cheers and Happy Haunting! 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Live Your Favorite Things! Advice and Insights Designed for Any Artistic Individual!

 Check out this really fun interview with Actor, Teacher & all around gifted lady Kate Glasheen! In this interview I talk about a life in the arts and everything that has made me tick as a writer, performer & creative individual. Tips & insights for any and every artistic person!