Interview with Leila Lacey

What do you read for pleasure?
I read romance and Erotic Romance books. I also like suspense books like Tom Clancy
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook, Kindle, and iPad. Lets just say I like to read!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Minnesota. The location did not affect my writing at all, I saw a lot of dysfunctional relationships as a child. I always wondered was that what it was really like. When I started to read romance novels as 10, it gave me a different perspective on love.
When did you first start writing?
I was 10 years old. I started writing stories in my journal. I was not writing for the "public view" until I was 38
What's the story behind your latest book?
Dr. Nya Black is smart and sexy pediatric neuro-surgeon at the top of her field. Raised in the Deep South Nya sees has seen the worst of racism, so does not trust white people. Her best friend Vixen is married to a white man. So Nya has had to do something she swore she would never do. Let go of some of her anger and attempt to stomach their presence in her life. But she has made a vow to herself and God she will never let a white man touch her, let alone marry one.
Until she meets Salvatore Barbatelli.
Sal is a sexy Italian man and he knows it. There has never been a woman that could resist the combination of his good looks and money. Sal has an animal magnetism that is hard for anyone to deny. Until he meet Dr. Nya Black. Dr. Black is a sexy, curvy , feisty woman that thinks he is too stupid to live. Not ever being one to be attracted to a curvy opinionated woman. Sal cannot figure out why he cannot get Dr. Black out of his head. Sal hatches a plan to get Dr. Blacks attention it involves a very special patient of Dr. Blacks.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want to have control over if my creation is seen by the public. While I agree that publishers know how to sell a book. I think that sometimes they do not know what the audience really wants. So I thought as an indie author even if its not a lot of readers. I will be able to give at least SOME readers a book they would like to read.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gives me another venue to publish my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love expressing myself through words. I love my characters, they are almost like family to me. I love sharing all of my crazy thought and some experiences through the medium of books.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the 3rd book in my series. Which is Phoenix Rising. I am also writing a short love story about the couple that is in Dr. Black's Patient. How the relationship continues after the end of Dr. Blacks Patient
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My Children. I so love being a mom, I am so honored to be allowed to be there guide through life. I want to leave a legacy of pride in who birthed them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cooking, working, taking care of my kids, shopping, writing, cleaning and last but not least... READING! I am just a regular person.
Published 2014-04-24.
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Books by This Author

Loves Legacy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shelby Beasley has been through a lot lately. She has discovered a lot about her family that…let’s just say what is done in the dark, will come to light. Logan Chandler was once the wrong guy from the wrong side of the tracks. But now, with Shelby’s love and his own smarts and tenacity, he is a successful businessman and loving boyfriend. Thing are changing so fast.
FWB: Friends With Benefits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jason Schroeder and Sabrina Benson met in an online support group and instantly hit it off. Jason’s demons prevent him from wanting anything but sexual satisfaction and Sabrina’s demons keep her from believing she can have any type of feelings, sexual or otherwise.
Shelby's Awakening
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Shelby Beasley has lost her child with the only man she ever loved. She had narrowly escaped with her life. Can this Southern Belle recover from her pain and family secrets to give her passion with Logan Chandler a chance?
More Than Friends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
More Than Friends After Sabrina and Jason give each other more pleasure than the both thought possible, something changed. Sabrina knows that Jason does not want to be the forever kind of guy, but that is not her. Can these best friends get there friendship back on track after crossing the line? Or will Jason realize all he wants is to be More Than Friends
Loving Logan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,300. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shelby Beasley and Logan Chandler have known each other for more than 20 years; after all Shelby’s best friend Lance is Logan’s twin brother. After years of misunderstandings Shelby and Logan have discovered that they have a hot, heavy and explosive, attraction to each other.
Southern Charm
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Shelby and Lance’s plans to make everyone think they are dating for her sister’s wedding to make her mother happy go awry, they need Logan’s help to pull it off, Logan will discover there is one Beasley he would not mind getting to know a lot better. But will Shelby feel the same way?
Welcome Home
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
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Sergeant Jason Hampton is a upstanding officer that serves his country with pride. But after a 9 month deployment he is more than happy to be home. He is about to get a welcome he won't ever forget.