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Leanna Renee Hieber

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Author, actress, artist and playwright, Leanna received a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She adapted 19th Century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. She is a 4 time Prism Award winner for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy, or Paranormal Romance. Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, first in the "Strangely Beautiful" saga of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels (Barnes & Noble Bestseller) won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book) has been hailed by Tor Books as a "foundation work of Gaslamp Fantasy" and has been reissued in new, revised edition as STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL from Tor with the prequel, P ...more

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Leanna Hieber added a status update: Hello Darlings! For those who enjoyed DARKER STILL & the Magic Most Foul saga, THE SPECTRAL CITY stars some familiar faces and introduces delightful new friends! Eve Whitby, daughter of Natalie Stewart-Whitby and Jonathon Whitby, Lord Denbury, stars in this Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy saga full of ghosts and psychic powers! Eve Whitby is a gifted medium working alongside her favorite ghosts in 1899 NYC! Cheers!
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"Eterna and Omega picks up right where The Eterna Files left off, finally giving some closure to that cliffhanger. After Clara Templeton rouses from her seizure in the graveyard, she must learn how to carry on Louis's work and use the discoveries o..." Read more of this review »
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“Coffee first. Schemes later.”
Leanna Renee Hieber, Darker Still

“I assure you; while I look like a ghost, I'm no spirit or demon. I'm nothing but a girl struggling to make her way in an intolerant world. I bleed, I love, and someday, I'll die.”
Leanna Renee Hieber, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

“I was in love. With a two-dimensional object. A mute in love with a painting. Lovely. Just lovely.”
Leanna Renee Hieber, Darker Still

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“I assure you; while I look like a ghost, I'm no spirit or demon. I'm nothing but a girl struggling to make her way in an intolerant world. I bleed, I love, and someday, I'll die.”
Leanna Renee Hieber, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

“One spirit remained unaware of his presence, staring at Miss Parker with such longing that he reluctantly decided to let it stay. The spirit, a hollow-eyed girl with ringlets and clothing from long past, reached toward Percy, wishing to touch her. Alexi understood. When left to her own devices, Miss Parker was neither shy nor awkward; she was radiant.”
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“The Goddess spoke to all the dead. She was beloved for it. It seemed she passed on that gift to you. Oh, it taxed her immensely, but she tried to set as many to rest as she could. Sometimes it only takes one word of kindness, you know, to set a soul at ease.”
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Sandra Hi Leanna!

Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Darker Still was amazing!! :)

I've been trying to get my hands on your other books but I haven't seen one of them in my country but I would find a way to get them.

Thanks for creating a wonderful book. Can't wait for the next one.


Leanna Hieber Logospilgrim wrote: "My dearest Leanna, I have been reading your first Strangely Beautiful novel, and it is amazing :-)

I shall be sending you those copies of my two first Snape books soon! I am waiting for the Canad..."


I am so looking forward to them!! Has the strike ended? I have books to trade you in return!! Message me your address if all is well in the Mail world. Cheers!


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P.T. Michelle Thanks for the friendship, Leanna!


Logospilgrim My dearest Leanna, I have been reading your first Strangely Beautiful novel, and it is amazing :-)

I shall be sending you those copies of my two first Snape books soon! I am waiting for the Canadian postal strike to end :-P


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