Laurie LeClair

Biography

Bestselling author Laurie LeClair writes contemporary romance, romantic comedies, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. Laurie has a not-so-secret love for characters who make her laugh, cry, and who linger in her mind long after the story ends. Laurie’s habit of daydreaming has gotten her into a few scrapes and launched her to take up her dream of writing. Finally, she can put all those stories in her head to rest as she brings them to life on the page. Laurie loves to write, read, bake, travel and discover new adventures. She considers herself a New Texan (New England born and raised and now living in Texas). She lives in Central Texas with her husband, Jim.

Laurie loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at http://www.laurieleclair.com http:/twitter.com/LeClairbooks http:/facebook.com/laurieleclair.75

Books by Laurie LeClair:
Once Upon A Romance Series: (romantic comedy)
If The Shoe Fits - Book 1
Waking Sleeping Beauty - Book 2
Taming McGruff - Book 3
The Reluctant Beauty - Book 4
Awakened By A Kiss - Book 5
Tangled At First Sight - Book 6
Finding Mr. Just Right - Book 7
Making A Splash - Book 8

Tempted By A Texan Series (romantic comedy)
The Callahans - prequel
Travis - Book 1
Cassie - Book 2

The Heart Romance Series: (contemporary romance)
Secrets Of The Heart - Book 1
Crimes Of The Heart - Book 2
Lies Of The Heart - Book 3

The Bounty Hunter Series: (romantic suspense)
Murphy’s Law - Book 1
Riley's Rules - Book 2

Wanted: Fairy Godmother (romantic comedy)

The Sweet Spot Series: (romantic comedy)
The Dating Dilemma - Book 1

The Long Journey Home (contemporary fiction/romance)

Runaway Wife (contemporary fiction/romance)

Sweet Summertime (contemporary fiction)

An Angel Mountain Novel (contemporary fiction/romance)
The Heart Remembers - Book 1

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Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My characters. I love to get to know them-what they want, why they want it, how they're going to get what they want, what's stopping them from getting it. They live in my head (that's a good thing) and speak to me. Some (yes, that's you McGruff) will not leave me alone until I write their story. Others, take longer to get to know. At the end of the book, it's like having an old friend I can go back and visit.
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Where to find Laurie LeClair online


Books

Baking From The Hart (Once Upon A Romance Series, book 10)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,680. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Baking From The Hart (Once Upon A Romance Series, Book 10) When bakery owner Gretchen Hart crosses paths with billionaire wine maker Noah Blackstock will it end up being a delectable treat or a recipe for disaster? You don’t have to wait for the buzzer to go off on August 23, 2016! Pre-order now!
The Bodyguard And The Bride (Book 3 A Very Charming Wedding)
Series: A Very Charming Wedding. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,550. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
NEW!! A Very Charming Wedding is the first romantic comedy spin-off series of the bestselling Once Upon A Romance Series by Laurie LeClair!! Can The Bodyguard And The Bride secure the perimeters of their hearts before falling head over heels? Forced, intimate confinement with a hot model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Brock needs to safeguard her. Not seduce her. Yeah, try that, if you can!
The Boss And The Bride (Book 2 A Very Charming Wedding)
Series: A Very Charming Wedding. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
NEW!! A Very Charming Wedding is the romantic comedy spin-off series of the bestselling Once Upon A Romance Series by Laurie LeClair!! Three best friends, Three heartbreaks later. They’re done with love. But when the most eligible billionaire bachelors in Dallas want them, can they just say no? *** THE BOSS AND THE BRIDE Can The Boss And The Bride negotiate the deal of a lifetime?
The Bachelor And The Bride (Book 1 A Very Charming Wedding)
Series: A Very Charming Wedding. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A Very Charming Wedding Series Three best friends, Three heartbreaks later. They’re done with love. But when the most eligible billionaire bachelors in Dallas want them, can they just say no? *** The Bachelor And The Bride - Book 1 Can the bachelor and the bride survive the roller coaster ride to the altar? Start reading the new romantic comedy The Bachelor And The Bride now...
Hoodwinked By A Wolfe (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 9)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New from the bestselling romantic comedy series, Once Upon A Romance by Laurie LeClair! Going from best friends to lovers never crosses Rachael Darling's mind. Denial works fine. Until now. Does she dare risk upsetting the status quo? If so, will she discover Logan Wolfe is really the bad boy billionaire he makes himself out to be to the rest of the world?
Cassie (Book 2, Tempted By A Texan)
Series: Tempted By A Texan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s through with wicked bad boys breaking her heart. So when her brother’s best friend rides back in to town, can Cassie just say no to the sexy cowboy she once had a crush on? Sometimes you have to break the rules in order to win at love. Tempted By A Texan Series, small town Texas romances full of heart and humor…
The Callahans (Prequel - Tempted By A Texan Series)
Price: Free! Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Meet five hunky cowboy brothers, one sassy cowgirl sister, a meddling matchmaking grandmother, and a whole lot more in this prequel. Read about this fifth generation Texas ranching family as they rope, wrestle, and ride their way to saving the ranch and finding love to last a lifetime. Tempted By A Texan Series, small town Texas romances full of heart and humor…
Travis (Book 1 - Tempted By A Texan Series)
Series: Tempted By A Texan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Can a marriage of convenience be the answer to their prayers or the worst mistake of their lives? Travis makes smart, rational decisions. Free spirit Skye leans more toward impetuous and impractical. They have nothing in common. But attraction sparks to life. Now will they be able to dodge a romance or let temptation get the best of them? Opposites attract, but can they cohabit?
Making A Splash (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 8)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Can trusting in love make you dream bigger than ever before? She knew getting involved with him was a bad idea. Now, how can Annabelle turn away from what she’s feeling when Max seems like the perfect real, live hero for her son and maybe the one she never knew she ever wanted for herself? And will Max put loving Annabelle on the top of his to-do list and forgo his own lifelong dreams?
Finding Mr. Just Right (Once Upon A Romance Series, Book 7)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,530. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
New from the bestselling series! The alliance Madison and Dex form leads to a chemical attraction they can’t deny. However, the more combustible they become the more in danger they are of losing everything they long for. Can a ‘mad scientist’ get the awesome job and the dream girl? As time runs out, will Madison realize that Mr. Just Right may be the perfect guy for this ‘Goldilocks’?
Once Upon A Romance Series Books 1 - 6 Boxed Set
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 233,930. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
BESTSELLING ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES ONCE UPON A ROMANCE BOOKS 1 – 6 NOW IN A BOXED SET! Three sisters. Three friends. Six dreams. Can real life be even better than they imagined? IF THE SHOE FITS WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY TAMING MCGRUFF THE RELUCTANT BEAUTY AWAKENED BY A KISS TANGLED AT FIRST SIGHT Order now to see what happens in these modern day fairy tales.
The Heart Remembers (An Angel Mountain Novel)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bestselling author Laurie LeClair celebrates the holiday season with this heartwarming, memorable Christmas novel of love, hope, and faith. Can Gabriel Angel and Holly Bennett come together to heal their broken pieces and help a child cope with real life? Or can a little boy’s undying faith in angels lead Gabriel to believe again and guide him to what the heart remembers?
The Dating Dilemma (Book 1 - The Sweet Spot Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,570. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Single mom, Darcy searches to find a husband to love her and a real dad for her daughter. Widower, Ben rebuilt his life around his practice and his twins. Intense attraction ignites when Ben and Darcy meet. But, will they ever find time to date when kids, exes, and well-intentioned friends create never ending chaos around them? Will they give in to defeat or fight to have a second chance at love?
Tangled At First Sight (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 6)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Paige Sumner is desperate to stay far away from the spotlight. However, when she gets tangled up with Jay her plans fall apart. Success for Jay depends on her agreeing to star with him in a steamy new ad campaign for the store. Can Paige get past her fear of the spotlight to help Jay? Or will she turn her back on her one chance of redemption and walk away from the man she's falling for?
Secrets Of The Heart, Crimes Of The Heart, Lies Of The Heart - The Heart Series boxed set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 217,940. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
BESTSELLING CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE AUTHOR NOW OFFERING THE HEART ROMANCE SERIES IN A BOXED SET Sometimes you have to follow your heart instead of the rules. SECRETS OF THE HEART Secrets to hide. A child to protect. Forbidden love. CRIMES OF THE HEART Crimes committed. Forbidden affair. A secret child. LIES OF THE HEART Lies buried. One forbidden night. A child lost.
Sweet Summertime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,140. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New contemporary fiction novel from bestselling author Laurie LeClair. Friendships forgotten… Loves lost… Summers on an island off the coast of Maine… Can seven friends recapture what they once had? Is it possible to go back again to that simple time and place where your friends meant everything to you and you meant everything to them? Or is it lost forever?
Awakened By A Kiss (Book 5 - Once Upon A Romance Series)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,350. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A new romantic comedy novella in the Once Upon A Romance Series. Can a kiss change your life? Neither Evelyn nor Shane want a romance. They have better things to do with their lives. But will one spectacularly amazing kiss change both their views on marriage and their dreams forever? And can Evelyn and Shane put aside what they long for in order to make way for a love of a lifetime?
Runaway Wife (Contemporary Fiction)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
New women’s fiction novel by bestselling author Laurie LeClair Up until several months ago, Maggie Lawson and her husband were right on track. Now, the kids are misbehaving and he’s not acting like himself at all. Worried, she turns to her aunt and discovers she's dying. Time is running out and Maggie must get to her. Can Maggie get a second chance at keeping the family she's always longed for?
Riley's Rules (Book 2 - The Bounty Hunter Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
New Romantic Suspense Novel by Best Selling Author of Murphy’s Law He needs answers… She wants her family found… A night of passion stands in their way… In book 2 of this romantic suspense series, can Riley and Storm fight their burning attraction and put aside their differences to join forces and track down her family and take down the bad guys while trying? Don't miss out on this sequel.
The Reluctant Beauty (Book 4, Once Upon A Romance Series)
Series: Once Upon A Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,640. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this Once Upon A Romance Series romantic comedy novella, Peg Newbury needs a date when her family comes to visit. She can’t convince them that she loves her job at King’s and won't marry. But her heart is in for a surprise when she hires a rent-a-date who prefers her just the way she is. Can a reluctant beauty who’s never considered herself a love interest accept that she’s the perfect catch?
Wanted: Fairy Godmother
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
New romantic comedy from the bestselling author of "If The Shoe Fits!" “Fun to read and hard to put down!” Audrey Boles Can a cowboy with a gypsy soul accept the love he’s always needed but never knew he wanted? And can a fairy godmother wave her magic wand and get the family and home she’s always longed for? “Author is funny! The characters are cute and sassy!” reader review
Murphy's Law (Book 1 - The Bounty Hunter Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
They share a past… He wants a future… If only she could remember him… Desperate, Murphy leaves his bounty hunter business after numerous threats and a plan gone wrong. But when Echo asks for his services, he can’t say no to the woman who holds his heart. Is betraying the man who’s kept her safe for the last two years to get what she wants the only answer? To read more download Murphy's Law.
Once Upon A Romance Series Boxed Set (If The Shoe Fits - Book 1, Waking Sleeping Beauty - Book 2, Taming McGruff - Book 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,700. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
BESTSELLING ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES ONCE UPON A ROMANCE NOW IN A BOXED SET Three sisters. Three dreams. Can real life be even better than they imagined? IF THE SHOE FITS - BOOK 1 Meet Charlotte King. WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY - BOOK 2 Meet Francie King. TAMING MCGRUFF - BOOK 3 Meet Priscilla King. Life will never be the same again for the King sisters. Order Once Upon A Romance Series now!
The Long Journey Home
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,400. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
Can she find the courage to escape the life she once dreamt of in order to live the life she was meant to live? After years in an abusive marriage, Abby Wilder's overwhelming fear of leaving the man she once loved seems easier to deal with than her constant battle to keep her home life hidden from others and intact. But Abby needs to face her past before she can have a future. Will she succeed?
Lies Of The Heart (Book 3, The Heart Romance Series)
Series: The Heart Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lies buried... Tessa Warfield is stunned to discover she and her family’s arch enemy, Chance Deveraux, are now co-inheritors of his grandfather’s business. The legendary feud between the Warfields and Deverauxs kept them apart for ages. Or did it? Will Tessa’s secret from the past and her hidden feelings for Chance heal or destroy them?
Crimes Of The Heart (Book 2, The Heart Romance Series)
Series: The Heart Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Crimes committed... Jewel Wainwright’s secret and her heart is threatened when Devon Marshall walks back into town. He intends to stay and prove his late father’s innocence. But can he uncover the truth about Jewel’s family without destroying the two of them and the love they once shared?
Secrets Of The Heart (Book 1, The Heart Romance Series)
Series: The Heart Romance. Price: Free! Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Secrets to hide... For years, Bree Hansen has fought to keep two things safe: Her daughter and her secret. Both are in jeopardy now that Nick Carletti wants his family back. Can Bree and Nick get what they want or will their forbidden past and growing feelings for each other expose too much hurt to heal their wounded hearts?
Taming McGruff
Series: Once Upon A Romance, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 3 romantic comedy, Priscilla King longs to prove she's worthy of the King name. Who would have thought intense, sexy Griffin James would be the only one who listened?! He seeks to destroy King's Department Store. But after meeting Priscilla, he only wants to protect her from himself. Can a carefree, fun-loving Pixie tame the wounded heart of a McGruff?
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Series: Once Upon A Romance, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,370. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 2 romantic comedy, Francie King longs for her dream wedding while Marcus Goode agrees to temporarily run King's Department Store. When Marcus finds Francie in a wedding dress asleep in the store after hours, he kisses her awake. Neither one of them will ever be the same again. What will happen when a hopeless romantic meets a confirmed bachelor?
If The Shoe Fits
Series: Once Upon A Romance, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,280. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Romance? Love? In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 1 romantic comedy, Charlotte (Charlie) King doesn't have time for either one. Charlie has no idea what her heart's in for when Alexander Royale arrives for dinner to meet the all-female King family. What happens when a modern day Cinderella’s dreams don’t involve getting married, but Prince Charming won’t take no for an answer?

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