Leela Atherton


UPDATE July 2020
Passion & Deceit, Part 5 & 6, coming during July Smashwords Sale!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so many of us in lockdown, I've decided to re-publish Passion & Deceit in Episodes. Part 1 is now published for FREE on the Smashwords Sale! Part 2, 3 & 4 are up for Sale at $.99c each, and Part 5 & 6 will be published this this month!

Hope you enjoy reading about Scottish beauty, Maya, and her gorgeous Anglo-Indian Hero, Rajiv!
Please share with all your friends, fellow-readers and community as we work through this economic hardship and uncertainty that is touching everyone. It’s paramount that we all come together and support each other right now.
As someone who suffers with anxiety, I know how helpful it can be to lose yourself in a good book, and reading has seen me through some dark and dreaded times
Honest Reviews of Passion & Deceit, as well as all the books you’ve read, [old and new], will also assist readers in discovering new books while in living social isolation, so please remember to click that “Review” button and share your pleasure with others.
In the words of Mark Coker, “Books are powerful. They have the power to entertain, inspire, inform and heal. They offer safe harbour to readers in need of comfort, distraction, hope and a smile.”
Stay safe, stay home.
Leela Atherton
PS If you enjoy a fun, naughty and purely erotic read, check out Storm Stone’s Profile on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/HardcoreRomance

About Leela Atherton
I grew up reading Mills & Boon romances, Anne Mather being my favourite author at the time. Later on I began writing Modern Romances for fun. Passion & Deceit was written with my love for India and all things Indian in mind. Besides reading and writing, I enjoy my work with a non-profit organization; EOA Npc, where I focus on Learning & Development for young people and adults, in Langa Township, Cape Town,

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Smashwords Interview: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/LeelaAtherton
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Smashwords Interview

Tell us something interesting about yourself?
As a child I dreamed of becoming a nun.
how has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords was the first site where I self-published my work, and is still my number one choice. Although I thoroughly enjoyed working with traditional publishers, and learned a lot from them, for me personally, Smashwords and self-publishing has worked best.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Leela Atherton online


Passion and Deceit Part 5
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
After a night of wild and wanton passion, Rajiv tries to make sense of Maya’s innocence, and her relationship with his brother. But it is not up to Maya to tell Rajiv the truth. Besides she knows that Rajiv is determined to marry a suitable Indian woman, and there can be no future for them ever being together. All she can do is return to Scotland, and get on with her life, a life without Rajiv...
Passion & Deceit Part 4 by Leela Atherton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
It’s time for Maya to return to Edinburgh, and Rajiv arrives, unexpectedly, to drive her back to London. But the train is delayed, and Maya has to spend the night in London . . . Finally, she gives in to the overwhelming attraction between her and Rajiv, going back to his apartment for a night of passionate love-making. But Rajiv has no idea just how innocent she really is . .
Passion and Deceit Part - 3 by Leela Atherton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
With Rajiv back in London, Maya can finally relax with her friend, Jay. But soon Kirti arrives, a traditional Indian beauty, who’s hoping to become the future Mrs Maddox. Then Rajiv returns, and despite Kirti’s presence, the attraction between him and Maya burns stronger than ever. And Maya realizes she has to leave, for Rajiv is impossible to resist, even though he belongs to another woman . . .
Passion & Deceit Part 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Maya arrives at the family’s country home, it's obvious that Jay is not himself. Keeping the secret that he’s gay from his traditional Indian family is taking its toll. Rajiv’s desire for Maya is as strong as his suspicions of her. He's never wanted a woman like this before, even though she’s supposed to be his brother’s girlfriend.. But she’s strictly out of bounds . .
Passion and Deceit Part One
Price: Free! Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Maya arrives in London to visit her friend, Jay, she's well aware that he's keeping a secret from his strictly traditional Anglo-Indian 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 . . .
Sensual Shifter
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When writer Justin Ryan finds a beautiful naked Indian woman asleep in the bed of his bungalow in Thailand, he is stunned with desire. Neela is a shapeshifter with a mission to get to India and save the world. She needs Justin to help her, and if he doesn’t agree to do so . . . Well she’ll just have to use her Sensual powers of persuasion . . .
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,420. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
A compilation of Sexcerpts from two of the top Hardcore Romance writers; Storm Stone and Leela Atherton Eighteen stories, over 80 000 words of steaming sensual Sexcerpts to keep you hot, horny and gasping for more.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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 » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
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?

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Smashwords book reviews by Leela Atherton

  • One More Time on Sep. 11, 2013

    This short story read like an excerpt from a novel to me. Have you thought about continuing with it? I fell in love with your yummy hero and would love to see how much further these compelling characters could go!
  • Facing Her Demons on Oct. 17, 2013

    Gripping short story.
  • Pleasure Place on Oct. 23, 2013

    A sultry, poetic love story of desire blooming after five years of marriage.
  • Dirty Shorts Volume One on Nov. 04, 2013

    Sexy and funny. Loved the first story.
  • Skipping the Tiramisu: Becoming the Writer You Were Born to Be on Nov. 07, 2013

    Thank you for turning my dreary day into a sunny day!
  • Discipline on Dec. 24, 2013

    So True...
  • Teachers on Dec. 24, 2013

    Nowadays teachers do not get to be valued as they should be... Check out Matt Damon's speech 'The Art of Learning' on You-Tube. Lovely poetry ShubhamKabra!
  • Between the Pages: Sedge and Akiva on Jan. 10, 2014

    Good luck with your upcoming novel. I especially like your opposite characters and their hot, passionate love-making, of course.