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Leah St. James

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Leah is a worrier, a self-described neurotic who tends to imagine the worst-case scenario in response to brewing troubles. She hasn’t decided if this leaning toward the dark side is what draws her to write edgy, gritty stories, or if the suspenseful mysteries and gothic romances that filled her childhood bookshelves somehow imprinted their shadows on her psyche. Despite (or maybe because of) this propensity for infusing her fiction with murder and mayhem, she still craves those happily-ever-after endings and the romance of everlasting love.

Over the years she has discovered too that she enjoys delving into the deepest of human emotions—love and hate, bravery and cowardice, joy and despair—and how we, as human beings, relate to each other. H

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Leah St. James I'm currently working on the sequel to Surrender to Sanctuary. We pick up Anna and David's story about three months after the first book ends and…moreI'm currently working on the sequel to Surrender to Sanctuary. We pick up Anna and David's story about three months after the first book ends and learn more about Anna's family, how they grew up, and what the future holds for their way of life. And of course there's some mayhem thrown in to keep things interesting.

After that, Jackson Yates and Rachael Sullivan (from Adrienne's Ghost) are back. The story is just in its initial glimmer, but I promise to take my time on it and give this couple the time they need. (Thanks for all who commented that the first book felt rushed! I appreciate that feedback.)(less)
Average rating: 4.03 · 67 ratings · 27 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Adrienne's Ghost
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Surrender to Sanctuary
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Christmas Dance
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Lights of Imani
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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(This blog originally appeared on the Roses of Prose on Oct. 22, 2014.)

I live a pretty ho-hum life. I get up early, working on my writing for a bit (or that’s the theory), head into the my job at the newspaper where I busy myself for the next nine or so hours, then head home to have dinner with hubby, after which collapse into a coma-like state on the couch until he rouses me to go to bed. Th...

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