Category Archives: Leanne’s News

New Books on The Quiet Corner!

So much has changed here at The Quiet Corner. The look and feel of the website is hardly the biggest news. What is then? How about two more novels? And they are like nothing you have read from me before!

What is Kindred Souls?

Beyond Silent Mysteries and Calignous, I have been working on several other projects. I’m about to reveal two of them. The first is a series I have titled Kindred Souls. This will be a paranormal romance series built in a world far removed from the one we live in–and yet it could be taking place in your very own back yard. Worlds will collide when the truth is revealed and one woman awakens to discover we are not alone in this world… We never have been.

I will be opening the area and revealing the cover artwork for that series in just a few weeks. Much of the story has already been fleshed out, but I’ll be uploading the book as I write it. When it’s finished, I’ll be selling it along with Silent Mysteries of course. But for the time being, you can read it here for free while I’m working on it.

And the second new book?

The second book I am about to reveal is the most sensitive subject I’ve ever written about. I was fortunate enough to befriend a wonderful man who inspired me to take on the subject of a lifetime! And so with his blessing, I am venturing down a very different romantic path. This time it will not be the traditional story of a man and woman. The book–which I have not yet named–was inspired by the love and friendship of two men who grew up worlds apart from each other.

I am aware that this second book is not going to be for every romance reader. There will be a disclaimer attached to warn readers of its sensitive material. Still, I was challenged to take on the subject of homosexuality, so I opened up my mind in an effort to tell one man’s very intriguing story to the world. It was such a fascinating story I really couldn’t resist the opportunity! Hopefully I will find an equally open minded audience to read along with me.

 

NOTICE! I’m republishing Silent Mysteries!

There is big news on the horizon for Silent Mysteries and republication is merely the tip of the iceberg!

For marketing purposes and lowering the purchase price of the book, I’m going to be republishing Silent Mysteries this month. But that’s not the big news. Seriously! There’s more.

In an effort to lower printing costs, I’m going to be dividing Silent Mysteries into two novels. This means that Silent Hearts is about to become the THIRD novel in the series, not the second. For years I’ve heard that the purchase price of Silent Mysteries was a little too high, so hopefully this will help solve that issue. Publishing companies tend to cater to authors of books that are 350 pages or less, so dividing the book into two novels should help lower printing costs for the book over all.

The first book should remain virtually the same–cover, content and all. Silent Mysteries – Discover the mystery of Kyra is not really going to feature any new content at all. The second book may end up with a bonus chapter, however. I have been told for years that some would have loved to see Jacob and Serena’s wedding take place, so I may take the plunge and re-write that particular ending to include the festivities. If that happens, I’ll be making a major announcement. So keep your ears open in the coming weeks.

There is a MAJOR change coming for Silent Hearts though!

That book is getting a complete face lift! I have purchased some artwork and created an absolutely STEAMING cover for the book that features Blake and Cassandra. That is a cover that I’ll be revealing very soon right here!

Be sure to keep up with all the upcoming news and updates here or on my Facebook Author Page! There’s a lot happening. Don’t miss it!

Original Novels By – Leanne Smith

Novels Featured on The Quiet Corner

All of these novels can be found on http://www.thequietcorner.com – Home of the romantic fiction written by Leanne Elise Smith!

The Quiet Corner features three original novels written by Leanne Elise Smith. All of the unfinished books can be read freely as new chapters/episodes are added onto the website by the author.

About Each Novel:

Silent Mysteries –  A medieval romance novel published in 2008 and available on Amazon.com in both ebook and paperback format. The first 150 pages of the book can be read for free so you can catch a sneak peek before buying anything.

Silent Hearts – The sequel to Silent Mysteries, this novel takes place six months after the finish of Silent Mysteries. It can be read freely on the website as new portions of the book are added by the author. Silent Hearts can be enjoyed on its own without necessarily having to read the original book of Silent Mysteries first.

Calignous – The newest romantic mystery novel offered up by Leanne Elise Smith breaks out of the traditional romance genre as we move into a more modern setting. Suspense and passion await your eyes in this unfinished book, which may be freely enjoyed as new portions of the book are added by the author.

Stay tuned for more information on these books and more!

The Quiet Corner RE-OPENS!

After struggling for many long months, I’ve finally finished what I believe is a wonderful new incarnation of The Quiet Corner! Believe it or not, I’m done with the website overhaul. Let the book writing continue!

About a year and a half ago I began to notice that my website was horribly out of date with the times. My website was slower to load than a lot of far more complicated websites, not to mention that it wouldn’t load at ALL on most of the smaller tablets and phones. It was really grating on my nerves as more time passed and my website began to lag further and further behind in the times.

I made the decision to stop writing fiction in order to start updating my website design skills. (There’s no one behind the wheel here but me. LOL!) But you know, I had no idea how much had really changed since I started designing my own website back in 1994. I won’t bore you with the details, but I have literally spent more than a year struggling to learn all the latest website languages. Each one seemed more complicated than the last! I almost gave up a number of times since I started the process.

Well, it’s finished and I’m happy with the results–and I WOULD  go the distance again if I had to. I’m really glad this project is done though! (I think I would do it all over again… Hmm…)

Now come and join me each week in reading all the fiction I have to share. I’ve got so much to show you!

Welcome to MY Quiet Corner!

I am a romance author. I live, breathe and sleep in a world of my imagination. And I welcome you to join me in the stories I’ve created…

Since 1999  I have enjoyed writing books online and I invite everyone to enjoy the fiction I create. The Quiet Corner is my home on the internet where I can share books of romance, suspense and intrigue. It all started with Silent Mysteries, but it’s growing into so much more. I loved the world of medieval and historical romance, but there’s so much more I have to share beyond that.

I write in real time. That means as I write it, you may read it. I publish my work here on my website. Most of it is free to read as I write and publish it. When the books are finished, they will be published and sold through my publisher. Right now only Silent Mysteries is for sale, but you may read the free 150 page preview to see if it is the book for you! All of my other work is here to read for free.

I hope you will enjoy all I have to offer here on my website. There is much more coming and I hope you will join me on my adventure in writing, publishing and authoring romantic fiction. I look forward to writing for you…

Leanne Elise Smith

The Way Back Machine! Intersoap Magazine

Look Back In Time!

Someone once told me that a picture is worth a thousand words! Well, apparently someone who created The Way Back Machine believed that was true–and I heartily agree.

For those who’ve stuck with me through the years may remember when the website I worked on was not The Quiet Corner, but another website called Intersoap Magazine. If you follow the link below you can take a look back at the website from 2001. Want to see what my web skills were in their infancy and how much fun we had working on the website–readers and me as the author together? Take a tour of this snapshot of Intersoap Magazine and have a look!

I had a ball working on Intersoap Magazine. Now, while it no longer exists on the internet anymore, you can still visit a snapshot of it and nose around a bit to see what all the hoopla was about.

I found it incredibly entertaining.

See Intersoap Magazine from 2001.