Laila Blake

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Laila Blake Hi Tricia!
Thank you so much for your interest in my books! It's not an easy answer, though. Because my books vary so broadly in genre, I'd use that as…more
Hi Tricia!
Thank you so much for your interest in my books! It's not an easy answer, though. Because my books vary so broadly in genre, I'd use that as a way of choosing.

For erotica, bdsm and a short entry into my work, I'd recommend Driftwood Deeds. It's also free :).

For Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal-lovers who like it a bit more on the epic side, the Lakeside Series would be the way to go.

And for someone who likes a read that's a little different, I'd send them to After Life Lessons, which is Post-Apoc mixed with General and Woman's Fiction, a Love Story and Zombies.

I am also always happy to give books away for reviews, and for people who end up enjoying it, I have a list of preferential reviewers, who always get first shot at a new release. We are currently booking reviewers for After Life Lessons, because Book Two (last book in the series) will come out at the end of the month. But I would be happy to send you any of the others as well :).(less)
Laila Blake Hi! Thank you so much for your question!
There will be a total of three books in the series: Driftwood Deeds, Trading Tides and Saltwater Skin. So only…more
Hi! Thank you so much for your question!
There will be a total of three books in the series: Driftwood Deeds, Trading Tides and Saltwater Skin. So only one more. And I hope it will be out towards the end of the year, December or possibly even November.

But where Driftwood Deeds and Trading Tides take place shortly after each other and are both narrated by the female protagonist, Saltwater Skin is set a year in the future and told by the male protagonist. So, there is quite a gap there, anyway. :)(less)
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So, what the hell happened?

I have this vision of myself, sashaying back into this space as if no time had passed and nothing ever happened. As if I hadn’t ignored this blog, my writer friends, my readers and my craft. But I don’t think it would feel right to come back without at least an explanation. It won’t just be a pity party, I promise.


 


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“Maybe talking’s just not your thing,” Emily said gently, suddenly acutely aware of his discomfort. “Maybe it’s screaming or kicking things or... splattering paint against a wall or fucking, or I don’t know—any of a million things.”
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“O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

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That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”
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“Resist much, obey little.”
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Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
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message 5: by Rob

Rob Rosen Laila, hi. Hope all is well. Since we’re Goodreads friends, I thought I’d share my latest novel, Midlife Crisis, with you.

"Rob Rosen does madcap gay humor better than anyone else writing today. Midlife Crisis is no exception." - Neil Plakcy, author of The Mahu Investigations

I hope you can pick up a copy. As a special thanks for your time, feel free to message me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/therobrosen) for a free PDF copy of any of my other 9 novels, which you can find here: http://www.therobrosen.com

All the best,

Rob Rosen


message 4: by Jodie

Jodie Thanks for the invite I've not read that book I'm going to have a look now :)


message 3: by Aisha

Aisha Lariani thank you for the friend invite :D.


Laila Blake Sam wrote: "Hello Laila! Thanks for your GR friendship invite."

Thank you for accepting it! Oh and thanks for marking my book as to-read! :)


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Sam Hello Laila! Thanks for your GR friendship invite.


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