A Day in the Life of…
Let’s see…a day in the life. Well, I’ll try to keep it short so I don’t bore you.
7:30am: wake-up call with 2yr old screaming, “Mommy! I awake!”
8:00am: tell 5 yr old to get dressed for school
8:05am: tell 5 yr old to get dressed for school. Now!
8:10am: get 5 yr old dressed for school
8:15am: separate kids fighting over toys
8:20am: tell 5 yr old to put shoes on for the bus
8:25am: tell 5 yr old to put shoes on. Now!
8:30am: put 5 yr old’s shoes on
8:31am: almost miss the bus
rest of the morning: play ponies with 2 yr old, count down till nap time
1pm: put 2 yr old down for nap
1:05pm: drink 3 glasses of diet coke and sit on uncomfortable stool to force eyes to remain open while I write
2:30pm: “Mommy! I awake!”
Outside time: collect rocks, follow bugs around the yard, poke things with sticks
3:30pm: 5 year old home from school
Separate kids from fighting, count down till husband gets home
5:30: “Daddy’s home!”
5:35: Throw children at him, runaway to the bathroom and lock the door
6:00: family dinner consisting of fork flipping, milk bubble blowing, and lots of dropped food for already overweight dog
Disney channel time! Count down till bed
8:00pm: Drink caffeinated ice tea and tell husband to pinch me every 5 minutes to keep eyes open while I write
10:00pm: Bedtime! “Oh, hi, husband. How was your day?”
My 5 year old has special needs so sprinkle in some therapy and doctor’s appointments and that’s pretty much my life.
Oh, and whenever I get a spare moment, I promote my current books on twitter, facebook, and goodreads. I love to hear from fans and respond to tweets, email, and facebook comments as soon as I can.
I began my writing journey while I was stranded at the airport waiting for my delayed flight. I browsed the Border’s kiosk and grew frustrated that I couldn’t find the “it factor” — the perfect combination of alpha male-ness, ass-kickery, strong females, magic, and sex.
So I spent the next four hours on an airplane writing my first book on scraps of paper and an airsick bag (which thankfully I didn’t need to use).
Now I spend too much time in my head, plotting evil villains and the hot men (and women) who ruthlessly kill them. I think far too much about fae politics, dragon power games, and how fast werewolves can change forms. But writing my paranormal romance series has given me a productive place to express those dark places in my mind.
I live in New England with my husband and two kids. Though I will go to my grave denying it, my husband insists I would be thrilled if he suddenly sprouted fangs.
Check out Leia’s books, the Shadows of Destiny series!
DESTINY DIVIDED (Shadows of Destiny, Book 1)
“Pure power flooded her body flowing freely through her veins. She had just found an emotion stronger than anger and fear combined. Lust. And there was no containing her now”.
After fleeing her native city – and nightmares of a traumatic childhood – Sage Peterson meets the overbearing, pretentious, yet haunted Professor Elias. He’s the only one who knows about her mysterious powers, which seem to be spiraling out of control. When he convinces her to train with him, she finds herself thrust into a five hundred year war and on the run from vampires, werewolves, and even worse – her budding feelings for James Elias.
James had been living a dull and empty existence for the past century and a half. When a fiery half-sorceress, half-witch with a stubborn streak and sharp wit enters his life, he sees her only as a potential weapon to use against his greatest enemy. But when he discovers the vulnerable woman beneath the angry mask, instinct screams to keep her safe. To protect and provide. And to claim her as his.
But will it be too late? As passion and lust ignite between them, vengeance is slipping away. And when Sage is confronted with fulfilling an unexpected destiny, will she choose to trust James with her heart?
Erin Bolton knows her former foster sister is a sorceress and a witch, but she wants nothing to do with that world. Fear dictates her life, panic attacks disable her, and only alcohol gives her the freedom she craves. The day before her twenty first birthday, a tall, dark, and terrifying vampire, Marcelo, turns Erin’s world upside down. He convinces her that he was sent to escort her to the safety of the Underworld, where her sister is waiting. But she wonders, who will keep her safe from him?
Marcelo postponed his eight hundred year search for his wife to perform a small favor for the Queen of the Underworld. When the errand turns into a week long journey across the country toting a fragile female, his life takes a turn for the unexpected. Especially when, on Erin’s twenty first birthday, he discovers there is more to this girl than meets the eye. And now instinct claims she’s his. His mate. Meant for him, and him alone. Forever.
Can Marcelo give up his dream of reuniting with his long lost wife to be with the woman his body yearns for? Can Erin conquer her deep-rooted fears and confront the destiny only she can fulfill?
ABOUT THERESA (a.k.a. Fade Into Fantasy): As a part time book store employee, editing intern, and the mastermind behind BLB Book Tours, Theresa is able to surround herself with her favorite things, BOOKS. When she isn’t working, learning, or attending her sons’ sporting events, she’s lost between the pages of a paranormal novel. Her hope is to someday earn a living editing books, but until then she’s happy to help spread the word about the fabulous books and authors she encounters along the way.