Lainey Bancroft


I'll stretch my fiction skills to the limit in an attempt to make a suburban Ontario housewife sound scintillating. Here goes:

By day Lainey Bancroft is a mild mannered office manager for the HVAC business she owns with her husband (frequently referred to as Gas, long story—with several different endings). The office is run from her home so she has the luxury of working in her pj’s 24/7 and is also available as a truant officer for her teens, Groovy Girl, who prefers art to arithmetic and is attending the local college for graphic design, and Groovy’s brother Tech who spends hours on end playing guitar riffs from old head banger music and would rather hack into the school computer than actually go to school. (We reckon he'll either be the next Billy the Kid or the next Bill Gates)

Lainey likes to indulge her athletic side by cleaning up after a six-month-old Golden Doodle puppy, a.k.a as the 'Dirt Devil' who lives to shred houseplants, a geriatric, attitude disordered cat that thinks he is a German Sheppard, and the newest addition to the family, a pure black kitten who wandered in despite the other crazy pets and never left. We call her Stella because she can scream just like DeNiro. Stel...lah! Yep, showing my age, for sure. Shocked

In addition to gardening and a vast kitchen repertoire that has earned her the—ahem, privilege—of hosting every family party and event, Lainey also writes. Her romance stories run the gamut on the sensuality scale, leaving her to wonder if she is sinfully sweet, or sweetly sinful. Last week she celebrated her 13th release, the novella Sunni Side Up included in The Wild Rose Press OUT OF THE DARK anthology. Lainey also has short works of erotic romance and speculative fiction published under a name she has yet to publicly admit to. Stay tuned.


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Where to find Lainey Bancroft online


Mixed Blessings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Internal scars are becoming as difficult to hide for Vincent Gabriele as his external scars. He's a man on a mission to solve a mystery and he believes Daniela Blessing is just the woman to help him succeed. But Danni's temper is as hot as her body and her psychic ability, and despite his best efforts he's made her angry. (Warning: Contains fiery tempers, a fiery crash and some smokin' hot sex)
Victoria's Secret
Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Beginning with the identical premise as the sensually sweet Smashwords Free Read, 'A Valentine For Victoria', 'Victoria's Secret' explores Victoria's desire to let go of her business persona and take a walk on the wild side. (This story contains strong language, a blindfold, a hot bodied man who may or may not be a stranger and one eager to explore young woman)
A Valentine For Victoria
Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.22 from 9 reviews)
Victoria Ramos has no use for Valentine's Day. Corny. Cliched. Commercial. But when a strange encounter in the elevator of her office building sends her into the arms of an unexpected rescuer, will the day have some romantic promise for her after all?

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Smashwords book reviews by Lainey Bancroft

  • The Crime of My Life on Feb. 21, 2011

    Nicely done! A very unique beginning. A beautiful, brisk pace. A red herring or two to keep me guessing, and then a lovely twist at the end. All the elements of an enjoyable story.
  • Behold, the Warrior's Pride on Feb. 22, 2011

    What skillful imagery! The barren, cold life and cold landscape are beautifully juxtaposed against an unexpected...warming. Well worth the read.
  • Sink or Swim on March 02, 2011

    What an enjoyable story! Outside of the cooking network, I'm not much of a reality TV fan. (I know *cringe* not a popular confession) BUT, I am very curious about reality TV and what draws the participants/watchers. Stacy Juba's SINK OR SWIM gave me a wonderful, honest glimpse behind the curtain of reality TV--the participants and the viewers. The author obviously knows her subject, and her ability to weave a fictional tale around the potential risks and rewards of reality TV is a true talent. Characters are nicely fleshed out and have all the proper motivations to make them believable. I especially enjoyed that although the premise of SINK OR SWIM is a 'dramatic hot topic', the author didn't use the crutch of melodrama to get her point across. The tightly woven plot and character development kept me turning pages. For anyone who enjoys real characters dealing with a bit of romance, and page-turning suspense, SINK OR SWIM is a must read!