Leela Atherton

Biography

I grew up reading Mills & Boon romances, Anne Mather being my favourite author - she rocked my world!. Later on I began writing Modern Romances as a hobby. Passion and Deceit was written with my love for India and all things Indian in mind. Besides reading and writing, I love making up stories and characters in my head, or spending quality time with my husband and daughter.

Wishing you happy reading.
Your feedback would be much appreciated.

Dear Readers
Due to an offer from a publishing house interested in Book1, Passion and Deceit, and Book 2, Passion and Denial, I have taken all six episodes of Passion and Deceit off smashwords while it will be edited and polished up to publishing standards. I do apologise to anyone who has not completed reading all six episodes, but I am eager to work with a professional editor, as P&D is really still a diamond in the rough, and I'd love to see it published as a professional body of work.
I shall keep my Profile and TimeShifter, which I hope to complete as soon as I have the time, on smashwords.
Lastly, I would like to thank Mark Coker and smashwords for everything they have done, which has assisted me in getting where I am today. I had almost given up on writing when I found smashwords, and their support, plus the great feedback from readers, turned my life around.
I would like to thank all my readers, especially the ones who encouraged me with their great reviews and emails. If you would like to email me please do so as I love communicating with readers on: mshardcoreromance@gmail.com.
I now have a website up and running: www.mshardcoreromance.com.

With many thanks and best regards
Leela

Just wanted to share the good news with all my readers; Passion & Deceit, Book One, was finally published in paperback and ebook by Black Opal Books. So, its now available to buy through smashwords and other retailers.
While writing Book II, I realised the story cannot fit into just two books. In order to do the story justice and bring proper closure to all the characters, this series will have to become a Trilogy. Please bear with me while I work on completing Passion & Denial and the last book in the Trilogy (have not thought of a title yet).
I would like to thank my publishers; Black Opal Books and, of course, smashwords. If it wasn't for smashwords I doubt I would have managed to finally become a published author. Thank you smashwords, you rock!!
Leela

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has changed my life! 'Passion and Deceit' had been read by my husband and a handful of friends, who thought it was 'great'. Now, after publishing Part One of Passionate Deceit on Smashwords, 5 days ago, I have 578 downloads and 4 reviews! For me, having this number of readers, even if it is free, is a dream come true, and the reviews are an added bonus. I love Smashwords!
Who are your favorite authors?
The List is long . . . As I said in my Bio, I grew up reading Anne Mather, Mills & Boon Author, way ahead of her time. Reading her books helped me to hone my writing skills.
Other Mills & Boon Authors:
Lynne Graham
Michelle Reid

Smashwords Favourite Authors:
Alyssa Kress; Marriage by Mistake
Storm Stone; Casual Car Sex, Casual Car Affair, Casual Car Cravings (Hardcore Romance!)

Other Favourite Authors:
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Linda Howard (Especially her earlier, steamy romance novels)
EL James Fifty Shades Trilogy (A beautiful Love Story)
Monica Ali; Brick Lane
Simon Beaufoy; Slumdog Millionaire
John le Carre - All his books. I love falling in love with his characters.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Leela Atherton online


Where to buy in print


Books

Passion & Denial Episode 4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maya accompanies Rajiv to a charity gala where she is pursued by another man. Rajiv is enraged with jealousy and Maya accepts that she is to blame and deserves to be punished. The pleasure, pain and humiliation leaves her in emotional turmoil, while Rajiv is once again plagued with guilt and remorse for allowing his dark side to prevail once agai
Passion & Denial Episode 3
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rajiv and Maya are separated due to Rajiv's responsibility to his mother, who cannot accept the fact that her younger son, Sanjay, is gay. When Rajiv calls Maya in Edinburgh, she finds the only way for them to express their passion is through the telephone...
Passion and Denial, Episode 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,680. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Maya agrees to continue her affair with Rajiv. However, they both know Rajiv's mother must be told about Sanjay's sexuality before Rajiv can disclose his relationship with Maya. While their affair becomes more and more passionate, Rajiv cannot control his 'dark side'. His desire to dominate her sexually is tormenting him with guilt and self-loathing. But Maya doesn't seem to mind his dark side...
Passion and Denial episode I
Price: Free! Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(4.00)
Finally, the long awaited follow-up to Passion & Deceit: Passion & Denial, Book II! In Episode One, we see Maya trying her best to get on with her life in Edinburgh, when Rajiv suddenly turns up after six weeks of separation; telling her he cannot continue without her in his life.
TimeShifter Part 2
Series: TimeShifter Part 2, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
The morning after . . . The police are now staging a nationwide search for 'escaped convict' - Zak. Chloe strives to fight her growing attraction to this mesmerising being, but it is a losing battle . . .
TimeShifter Part 1
Series: TimeShifter Part 2, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.80)
Zak is a shapeshifter sent back in time on a mission to save the world. Chloe, a prison counsellor, is taken hostage by Zak when he escapes from jail and entraps her in her apartment. Terrified yet attracted to this strange and beautiful being, Chloe tries her utmost to escape. Thrown into turmoil - is she going crazy or can she believe in him?
Passion and Deceit
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50)
When Maya arrives in London to visit her friend, Jay, she's aware that he has a secret he is keeping from his family. However, deceiving Jay's dangerously, attractive older brother, Rajiv, is something she had not expected to deal with . Now keeping Jay's secret becomes much more difficult with Rajiv watching her every move...

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