J.L. Leslie - book author
I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. As long as I enjoy it, I’ll continue to do it. I’ve learned already that I can’t please everyone. Not all reviews will be good, not all reviews will be bad. I’m the one that has to be happy with my work.
I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.
I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!
J.L. Leslie is the author of books: Something Complicated (Dirty Southern Secrets, #1), Raiden's Choice (A Ravens MC Novel Book 1), Worth The Risk (Royal Bastards MC: Birmingham, AL #1), Tame Me (Zane #1), 30 Days (Morgan Family, #1), Marking Madden (Hearts of Hollis, #1), The Sinner Within (L.A. Sinners MC, #1), Let The Waves Come In (Matthews Brothers: Book One), Lincoln's Choice (A Ravens MC Novel, #2), Tempt Me (Zane #2)
Until it wasn’t.
Life gets complicated sometimes. You can be happily married one minute and divorced the next. You can become a single father to a newborn baby when that was never in your plans.
You can fall for your ex-wife’s best friend.
Yes, life gets complicated. Sometimes it takes something complicated to make everything else fall into place again.
**Something Complicated is book one in the Dirty Southern Secrets series. It is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**
Now I live a different life. I'm no longer part of that family. I'm no longer part of the club. I live a life where I pretend to be the person I am. I put on a show for the world and I'm good at it. I've perfected it. At least I thought I had. It didn't take him long to see right through me.
I have a choice to make. Keep playing pretend or finally be who I have always wanted to be.
"When you're ready to stop hiding who you really are, come find me."
**Raiden's Choice is the first book in the Ravens MC series. It is a standalone, full-length novel and is suitable only for mature readers. It includes adult content, adult language, sexual situations, drug abuse, violence, and talk of rape.**
When I was seventeen, I fell in love. It was incredible, earth shattering, but most of all, it was heartbreaking. He walked away without an explanation. Without saying goodbye.
He was simply gone.
But five years later, I walk into a room and he’s there. He had been only hours away from me all these years. I often imagined how a reunion between us would be. Would I run into his arms, kiss him and tell him I still love him?
No, I slugged him.
I knew the day would come when I’d have to face Skylar. I made a decision years ago that I’ve always questioned. Always wondered if it was the right choice. I was torn between the woman lying in my bed and the best friend who was giving me the opportunity for a better life.
Skylar deserved better than me. I chose the Royal Bastards MC.
Now, she’s here, having been brought to the club for protection. Our reunion didn’t go as I imagined it would. There was no sweet embrace, no words even exchanged. She marched right up to me and punched me in the face.
I knew right then and there, I never stopped loving her. Thing is, the Royal Bastards have rules. I live and die by them. If I break them, I’m out. I’ll lose my patch and lose the family I have.
Is Skylar worth the risk?
Stellan Zane is used to getting what he wants, when he wants. No woman gets to him. No woman really knows about him or his past. When he lets his little sister hire him a housekeeper, Wren Davis is not what he was expecting. And she’s his employee. Yet, she’s what he wants…
Unable to fight their attraction, the two embark on a relationship that’s supposed to be uncomplicated. Allowing Wren to have the carefree life she’s never had and Stellan to enjoy the type of relationship he always gets. But when exes interfere, the unexpected happens and things become complicated, can Wren tame Stellan…and will he allow her to?
**All books in this series are stand-alone novels and can be read without reading the remaining books in the series. No cliffhangers!!**
I keep telling myself my life will change. I won’t do this much longer. I won’t need to. I don’t even believe that anymore. I still have bills. I still have a deadbeat mom. No idea where my father is. Or who he is.
Now my sister tells me she screwed up. Her future is at stake. One we’ve both worked hard for. There’s an offer for me. One I’ve refused twice now, but my resolve is slowly slipping. It’s just a job. He just wants to buy me for a little while.
He can buy me. But he’ll never own me.
**Due to mature language, adult content, and strong sexual situations, this book is intended for mature readers only. This is a standalone, full-length novel.*
I came to Hollis to leave my past. I couldn't get away fast enough. I made new friends and I found a new life. I even found love. Of course, there was heartbreak too, but I'm tough. I can handle it. But I don't know if I can handle him.
She said yes and turned my world upside down. She was supposed to be mine. Not his. Not my brother's. So I left and I haven't looked back. I never expected to find someone here who'd make me forget. Someone unexpected. Someone who would mark my heart forever.
**Marking Madden is the first book in the Hearts of Hollis series co-written by Nicole Dykes and J.L. Leslie. It is written as a stand-alone novel. It contains adult content, language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**
But I’m back.
I’ve been given a second chance. An opportunity to make amends. To right the wrongs I have been accused of. I reclaimed my club. I’ve set out to clear my name. There’s only one thing standing in my way. One person.
*The Sinner Within is a spin-off series from the Ravens MC Series. It is a stand-alone series and it is not necessary to read the Ravens MC Series. This book contains adult language, violence, sexual content, and is intended for mature readers only.*
It doesn’t matter that I have to take an anti-depressant everyday or see a therapist every other week. It doesn’t matter that I refuse to drive anywhere. The wreck that ruined everything I had is almost a distant memory. Almost.
But now I have two men in my life. Two men who want to be with me. Two men I never thought I’d have the chance to be with. And I feel like I’m drowning...
“His hungry mouth consumes everything from me. All of my emotions. When he pulls away, I don’t know what to feel. What to want. Who to want.” – Let The Waves Come In
**This book contains explicit language and sexual scenes. It is meant for adult readers only.**
Now that I know the truth…who can I trust? The woman who has saved my ass time and again or my own flesh and blood who wants me to help him bring down the very club I’ve been calling my family? Can I betray the Rykers knowing they turned their backs on me once? I call myself loyal…but that’s not loyalty.
I have a choice to make. Family or blood.
“Savages. That’s exactly what we are. It’s what I am.”
*Lincoln’s Choice is book two in the Ravens MC series. It references characters and events from Raiden’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel: Book One) but can be read as a standalone novel. It includes adult content, adult language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*
Riley Daniels knows she shouldn’t be attracted to Dylan Zane. He insults her, makes her second-guess herself, and they argue more than they get along. But there’s times she sees another side of him and she knows there’s more to him…
They both have a past they’d rather keep hidden. But secrets have a way of coming out. Especially when you don’t want anyone to know about them.
Riley decides she’s going to tear down those walls Dylan has built and tempt him into becoming hers. He’s worth it. Isn’t he? Can she handle what it takes to tempt Dylan and will Dylan let her love him when he thinks she offers a life he doesn’t want or deserve?
Find out in the second installment of the Zane Series: Book Two. **All books in this series are stand-alone novels and can be read without reading the other books in the series. No cliffhangers.**
**Due to mature content, language, and sexual scenes this book is for mature readers only.**