Catching up – colds, contests, commentary (enough with the alliteration!)

I’m sick…again. Ugh. I hate having a cold! “Love Slave for Two” is still having a great run on BookStrand’s bestseller list! AND…I got a 5 Blue Ribbon review for it, too!! 5 Blue Ribbons: “I was enthralled and entranced the entire time it took for me to read Love Slave for Two. Tyler and … Read More

Cold meds and web dev do NOT mix…

Well, I decided while sick with this dang cold to upgrade my LesliRichardson.com site software. Bad move. And I KNEW better. I think it was the cold meds talking. I’m still ironing out a few bugs but the content is all there, even though the site looks different now. Oh well. I’m not about to … Read More

Happy dance!

I’ve received word from Amira Press that they’re offering me a contract on book two in my Brimstone series: “Brimstone Blues.” It’s the sequel to “Love and Brimstone” and picks up where the first leaves off. Whoo hoo!! The blurb: Anastazia Proctor feels like the universe yanked the rug out from under her. Finding out … Read More

Where do you get YOUR Brimstone?

Despite my laptop being out of commission for a few days, and recovering from this *&^%ing cold, I’m in a relatively good mood. “Love and Brimstone” is now available on several third-party sites, meaning even more places you can get your Brimstone fix if you haven’t already! And, since it’s new to Fictionwise this week, … Read More

Top 10 Lines From "Love and Brimstone"

I decided to ask some of my characters from my vampire romance “Love and Brimstone” to list some of their favorite lines/verbal exchanges from the book. (If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can buy it from Amira Press.) Here are their responses… 10 – tie) “It was for your own good. You … Read More

In the "Spotlight!"

I made the October “Spotlight” page with “Love and Brimstone!” Yay! http://www.highspiritsbook.com/Spotlight.htm

Monday Review Squee!

What a great thing to find in my email on a Monday morning! http://www.simplyromancereviews.com/srrreviews/loveandbrimstone.aspx The upshot: “This book was very interesting and the paranormal creatures, while having familiar names, are explained in a different way that makes this story somewhat unique. Ms. Richardson’s writing is well-paced and flows smoothly throughout the book. Her dialog and … Read More

Performance Anxiety

So the good news is that “Love and Brimstone” is getting great reviews. The bad news is I’m ripping my hair out now over the sequel. Not because the story isn’t coming together, because it is. Frankly, I think it’s a good book. But… Now I sit and look at it and think, is it … Read More

*Le Sigh*

There’s always a feeling of…melancholy, mixed with relief and euphoria when I turn a manuscript into an editor. Such as I did this morning. My first book in the “Good Will Ghost Hunting” series, contracted to Lyrical Press, Inc., is officially in the pipe. It was actually a rather easy “birth,” relatively speaking in terms … Read More

"Love & Brimstone" Gets 5 out of 5 Stars!

ManicReaders.com gave “Love & Brimstone” 5 out of 5 stars AND designated it a Featured Review! http://manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=1704 (Click to read the whole review.) The upshot: “WOW!!!!! Lesli Richardson’s Love & Brimstone kept me on the edge of my seat. I’ve gotten used to “A-B-C” books that are easy to tell exactly what will happen ten … Read More

"Love & Brimstone" Chosen as PNR Reviewer Top Pick for August!

SQUEEEEE!!!!!! I opened my email this afternoon: Congratulations! Your book, Love and Brimstone, has been chosen as “PNR Reviewer Top Pick” for August 2008. The feature can be seen at the url below. We have provided a graphic if you wish to display it on your website and link back to the feature. http://paranormalromance.org/blog/2008/08/reviewers-top-picks-august-2008_30.html All … Read More

Dark Angel Review for "Love & Brimstone"

*gasping from hyperventilating…* I have received a fantastic 4-pixie review from DarkAngelReviews.com for “Love & Brimstone!” What a great way to start a new week!!!! It gets officially listed on their site in the September update, but Amanda said I can advertise it now. Yippee!! The upshot: “LOVE & BRIMSTONE is not your traditional vampire … Read More

Whoo hoo, another review!

“Love & Brimstone” received 4 tombstones from BittenByBooks.com! Yippee! “This paranormal plot takes you in plenty of directions, and you never know who is going to attack and when. It has clever twist and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.” This was a great way to start the morning! Yay!!!

Clear (?) skies and writing work habits.

Well, we survived the storm. Luckily it wasn’t much of an impact on our area. Still have the boards up, but we’ll get those down in the next couple of days. A chance comment and reply to a friend on an email list today prompted me to think about this and toss the question out … Read More

Aiiiiieeeeeee!!!! My second review!!

I need to keep a stock of paper bags close by my laptop for hyperventilating. Even though right now I’m in the middle of preparations for TS Fay (which looks like it’s making landfall right over the top of my house) I can find joy in an email containing my second review on “Love & … Read More