Rachel Leigh Smith

Download your copy at Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo New Paranormal Romance Release: Essence of Loyalty by Rachel Leigh Smith He fought for her. Now she must fight for him. Lorin, Prime of Arkos House, just wants to do his job and court his Sunny, High Lady Sagira Memeos. But a private meeting with the emperor reveals Essence, an illegal designer drug targeting Lokmane, is spreading to the edges of the Marcasian empire. Which threatens Lok’ma. Lorin takes his private war public–and puts those he loves in danger. Sunny isn’t sure Lorin’s war is a good idea. Especially since he’s asked her to be a daro ally in the Marcasian Lords’ Chamber. It puts a giant target on her sisters. When Lorin’s war spills over into her personal life and her house is broken into, backing away from him is the only answer she can find. When Lorin is shot, then kidnapped from a public place, Sunny must accept her societal position and go on record as a Lokmane rights supporter. But taking a stand puts her future with Lorin—as well as his life—in jeopardy. Choosing between love and loyalty might break them both. Essence of Loyalty is available now at Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

New Paranormal Romance Release: Essence of Loyalty (A’yen’s Legacy Book 6) by Rachel Leigh Smith

Author Rachel Leigh Smith
Today, we have an interview with author Rachel Leigh Smith, a relative newcomer to the world of paranormal romance fiction with a growing fan base. She currently has two series, A’yen’s Legacy, a mixture of sci-fi and paranormal, and Redemption’s Price, her current shifter series. We talk to Rachel about her inspirations, her life as a paranormal romance author, and about her two series. Enjoy! Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your background. The most important thing about me is that I love the hero’s point of view best in a romance. Everything I write is focused on the hero, and he drives the story. It’s probably not a surprise to you that I’m a daddy’s girl. I’m owned by a half-crazed calico named Zoe, have one younger sister, two younger brothers, and two adorable nephews, and I live in Louisiana. I like my food spicy, my seafood fresh, and my biscuits from scratch. And I’m a country girl. Cities are nice places to visit, but I don’t want to live in them. Fun fact: I live on seventeen acres with my parents, and we have bobcats in our woods. I’ve seen them twice. There’s also a cougar roaming the area right now. I know a couple people who have heard it, and one who’s seen it, but I haven’t. There’s also a Louisiana black bear family a couple miles up the highway. Shifters in residence? Maybe. 🙂 When you’re not writing or doing work related to writing, […]

Interview with Paranormal Romance Author Rachel Leigh Smith

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A new feature here on Paranormal Romance Lovers are guest posts written by some of today’s popular paranormal romance authors! Today’s article is by Rachel Leigh Smith, author of  Ayen series of books beginning with My Name is Ayen. Be sure to leave your feedback in the Comments section afterwards! As an author, I stumbled into paranormal by accident. I’ve been surrounded by it in various forms all my life, but it always had a science fiction angle to it. Happens when you’re the daughter of a confirmed super-geek. When I dreamed about an alien four years ago, I wasn’t all that surprised. It was bound to happen at some point. It didn’t take long to discover the aliens of A’yen’s Legacy, the Lokmane, are telepathic. My first inclination was to find a scientific way to explain their telepathy. I found one. But then other things started happening with them. Things I couldn’t explain with science. So I quit trying, and embraced the paranormal. All the paranormal in the world of A’yen’s Legacy is related to minds and how they work. I discovered a man named Ro, who sees emotions as colors. He’s telepathic and empathic, and can also go into people’s memories. While he’s in there, he can also rearrange them, plant fake ones, and erase real ones. It’s a forbidden skill, and one he hates. Next, I discovered a couple of telekinetics. One of them can manipulate electricity and has a tendency to accidentally make pulse weapons explode. […]

Guest Post: Paranormal Meets…Aliens?

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Love letters from your favorite romance heroes! Do you ever read a romance novel and wish you could revisit your favorite couples to see how they’re doing? Well, now is your chance! Take a look at the beautiful love letters from our sexiest heroes to their sweethearts!   Chandra, my love, I was ready to die before you came to me. Everything changes just before it happens. The overwhelming pain slips away, and it’s replaced by an clarity that’s surreal. You can see everything in that moment. Our creator gives us a chance to make peace with all that’s happened before, and what’s to come. Something lifted me out of the abyss. I knew I’d gone to the next place, but instead a voice in my head said, hey, idiot. Pay attention. She’s here. It took everything I had to open my eyes, and at first I was disappointed I was still in my living room. I’d been ready for whatever was coming next. Now I know I was ready for you. I’d done some horrible things, just to survive. You understand that now. But you gave me a reason to live. To thrive. To be all the things I swore I’d been fighting for all along. A better wolf, a better man. A reason to strive for the impossible, because you were the thing I was never supposed to have. You proved everyone wrong, Chandra. We’ve fought different battles to get to this place, but our souls were always […]

Love Letters from your Favorite Romance Heroes Featuring Authors Kristen Strassel, Rachel Leigh Smith, & Kallysten

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Love letters from your favorite romance heroes! Do you ever read a romance novel and wish you could revisit your favorite couples to see how they’re doing? Well, now is your chance! Take a look at the beautiful love letters from our sexiest heroes to their sweethearts!   My beautiful Fae, I told myself I wasn’t going to fall in love again. Ever. It’ll hurt too much to lose you, and I’m not sure I can survive that again. Losing Master was like having my heart ripped out one cell at a time. To have you taken from me would make me wish for that happiness. You see, Fae, you’ve made it into places in my heart he never touched. Places I didn’t know existed. Places that are dangerous for a Loks male to acknowledge. I stay quiet to protect you, to keep you safe. Even writing this letter—that you’ll never see because I’m burning it when I’m done, and I’m not sure you can read my language anyway—puts you in danger. There are people who don’t want this planet to be Lok’ma. And they’ll stop at nothing to make sure everything you’ve found remains buried. I can’t let that happen. I can’t let you be destroyed. I can’t go back to Titan or Athen with you, and return to being a slave after I’ve learned we were once free. I never really believed the stories before you. Now? I know in my soul they’re true. Not just because you’ve […]

Love Letters from your Favorite Romance Heroes Featuring Authors Rachel Leigh Smith, Sylvina Storm & Lisa Carlisle

Author Rachel Leigh Smith
I’m thrilled to welcome a good friend, and terrific author, Rachel Leigh Smith to PNR Lovers today. You can find her books, To Save a Life, The King’s Mistress, and My Name is A’Yen on Amazon. Rachel is off shmoozing at RWA this weekend, but I’m sure she’ll be around later to answer questions, so if you have any questions, or would like to make a comment, please feel free to do so. We love author/reader interaction here! And remember, to subscribe to our newsletter in the sidebar to the right to receive first hand news about special promotions and great deals in your inbox. Small hint, there’s a promotional event coming in less than a week. Please tell us a little about yourself. I’m a geek and a romantic. I proudly wear my Doctor Who and Star Trek pj’s while inhaling romance. My Star Trek pj’s say I’m a captain, but my dad refuses to acknowledge my rank because my hoodie has no rank. I’m also the oldest of four, have lived in Louisiana almost my whole life, I have a half-crazed calico, and The Little Mermaid is my favorite movie. I also have a thing for Magnum, P.I. and Criminal Minds. I love all things 1940’s, have a massive crush on Acheron from Dark-Hunter, and I’m beyond excited Tatiana Maslany was FINALLY nominated for an Emmy for Orphan Black. (One of the best shows on TV right now, watch it!) I write romance for the hero lover. I’m all […]

Interview with Paranormal Romance Author Rachel Leigh Smith!