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Happy Pride Month

I may be a few days late, but I wish everyone a happy Pride, and love to all of my LGBTQ+ friends and visitors. You are valid, and you are loved, and I am glad that you are here.

Me, I fall into the Bi part of the LGBTTQ. I don't talk about it much, so it's no surprise if you didn't know, but it's not a secret either. And this being Pride Month, I thought I would share it with my readers and anyone else who sees this blog.

Whoever you are, however you identify, be kind to yourselves and each other.

-Leslie

It's Not Quite A New Release, But...

The First Crashland Collection Crashlands on Tuesday

Which I maybe should have mentioned earlier, but it's all been so chaotic here I haven't had a chance.

This release brings together the three books that made the start of the Crashland series - Auric, Torran, and Ronan. This series a lot to me, and I don't quite know why. I love all my books, but the Crashland setting special. I'm very much looking forward to releasing the sixth book next month (I hope), and then starting work on the third trilogy!

I know it's been a long delay since my new release, and the next book is still only part done. Sorry to everyone who's been waiting on Tied to the Alien Tyrant, it will come out soon. I've figured out what's been stopping me - I needed glasses! That shouldn't have been a surprise, given how blurry everything had started looking, but somehow that hadn't occured to me. Now I just have to get used to being able to see what I'm typing without straining all the time!

That means I can hope to start catching up on my writing now, and hopefully have a somewhat faster release schedule!

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Out now!

Oops

Turns out my blog feed hasn't been working - and I don't know how long for! I think I've fixed it, but I need to make a new post to check.

So this is it 🙂

In other news, I'm starting work on Tied to the Alien Tyrant today.Looking forward to this one!

New Book. Now sleep

I finally got a new book out! Chained to the Alien Champion is love on Amazon, is free in Kindle Unlimited! It feels amazing to finally get it out - I've had health issues, and also general 2020 issues (I'm sure you can relate).  Hopefully Tied to the Alien Tyrant doesn't take me as long, I'd like to publish it in late January or early February. We'll see, I guess!

It certainly took a lot out of me, and I've basically been asleep the last few days, hardly doing anything. like a lot of people I know, I've have had a rough time sleeping for the past few months. Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy! 

Despite that, I've been carrying on with my new hobby of drawing the characters from my books. Here are Marakz and Megan from Chained to the Alien Champion:

What do you think? It's not great, I know, but I'm quite pleased with how Marakz turned out. Abstract and a bit weird.

New Releases from my Friends


Jamokan: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel
by Veronica Scott


Alien Abduction for Beginners
by Skye MacKinnon

Let's talk about Pets... in Space!

I had an absolute blast writing Glitch, my story for the Pets in Space® 5 anthology. This was the first time I've been invited to the join the team and it was an honour to work with so many wonderful authors.

We all worked hard to put together the best stories about our furry/scaly/holographic friends, and I think we did well. But who cares what I think? I'm biased.

The reviews, though, those speak for themselves. Here are a few of my favourites:


Barbara
BarbaraGreat Anthology, I like some stories better than others Read More

Glitch by Leslie Chase: This is another “fated mates” story which was done very well. Prytheen pirates caused a human colony ship to crash and then the pirates crashed on the same planet. Now the two groups have agreed to work together to survive which leads to Molly having to work with the Prytheen Karmac, who decides she’s his khara (or fated mate). A plot to conquer the humans, a traitor, and an exhilarating battle round out this great story. 5 Stars

Tima
Tima's ReviewsPets in Space 5 Read More

An enemies-to-lovers tale with an AI animal, well written and edited, and dual POV, this story was a lovely end to the collection. I’ll admit that I wasn’t really expecting a lot – too often the story at the end of a collation like this is just disappointing or not in line with the theme of the rest – but this was a great surprise. I appreciated the male lead’s patience and persistence in the face of the female lead’s lack of interest.

Kathryn Manzella
Kathryn ManzellaPets in Space 5 Read More

Pets in Space 5 is a collection of 12 stories that deliver exciting action, edge-of-your seat suspense, laugh out loud humor, and of course hot, steamy and yet sweet romance. I enjoyed every one of the stories in this binde-worthy set, entertained and happy for the experience.
One story included in Glitch, an enemies to lovers romance. Molly and Karmac have great chemistry, an attraction that can't ve denied. There's a suspenseful dilemma that they face, some annoying foes, and an adorable hologram pet kitty. So fun!
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(Yes, they all feature Glitch - I'm proud of the response it got, and want to show off a bit!)

You can see all the reviews for the anthology on Amazon here (EDIT: now the anthology is no longer on Amazon, neither are the reviews), and all the Goodreads reviews here. If you've not picked up a copy yet, have a look - they might convince you!

Now it's back to working on the next Crashland book for me - it's more than half way there!