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Lee Rene

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I’m Lee Rene, the jazz-loving, romance-writing alter ego of Francesca Miller. Under the nom de plume, Lee Rene, I write erotic romances and New Adult novels. I had the good fortune of being born in one the most diverse cities in the world, sun-kissed Los Angeles. The City of the Angels is more than just palm trees, toned bodies and beaches, it’s a fusion of people, languages and cultures.

In my past literary life, I worked a lifestyle writer for magazines in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Vancouver as well as entertainment journalist and movie reviewer in print, on-line, and on radio in the Los Angeles area. I’m a student of American history and my works are usually set in the past. When I’m not writing away, I spend my time watch
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Lee Rene Hi Lorena - Even though I write Young Adult and New Adult novels, I make my female characters as complex as possible. Though I haven't written a…moreHi Lorena - Even though I write Young Adult and New Adult novels, I make my female characters as complex as possible. Though I haven't written a Blanche Dubois, I added an element of theatricality to all of them. Like Williams, many of my characters are working class and I don't shy away from their sexuality. I also add poetry to my prose, even the darker, smuttier passages.

Like Mr. Williams, I'm in love with the city of New Orleans and continue to write about it. I just finished a short story set in NOLA and have two longer works with that wondrous city as the setting. though I was born and raised in Los Angeles, my parents were Southerners and that part of the country continues to call out to me. (less)
Lee Rene I'd love you to read it, but be warned, although it's written from a male POV, it's an erotic romance and the sex scenes are quite graphic..I am…moreI'd love you to read it, but be warned, although it's written from a male POV, it's an erotic romance and the sex scenes are quite graphic..I am looking for reviews. Please email me at francesca.miller@ca.rr.com - I can send a pdf that you can download to your kindle. (less)
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“Writers are like gardeners - they have to prune to get to the beauty of their creation.”
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Richie Lee, I wanted to let you know that TaXXXi Tales is being offered in a new 'Goodreads Giveaway'. Click here to enter http://bit.ly/1mpU42Z

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Richie Hi, I'm reaching out to my friends asking for your votes for TaXXXi Tales fiction category on https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward....

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Richie Hi Lee,

Thanks for accepting my friend request. If you have a chance please check out my novel TaXXXi Tales https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and add it to your read list.

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Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .


Krissys Look forward to getting to know your likes. :)


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)


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Billy Masters Thx for the friend invite. Cheers and a kiss of your hand.


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Jill Lovely to meet you here on Goodreads, Francesca, and thank you for your friendship.


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