All posts tagged stories

I was thinking…?

Published 12/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I was thinking yesterday of letting my readers and other people send me their books/short stories in exchange for an honest review, like I do the more well known authors via NetGalley.

I know how hard it can be to get your books noticed so I’d like to help get the word out. I’m pleased to say that I get a fair few views a month (thank you all!) and my blog is linked to my Facebook page and my Twitter account so the message would reach quite a wide audience. I’m also an avid user of GoodReads and try to review every book I read. If you’d like, I could also post my review to Amazon.

This is just an idea at the minute, mainly because of my already really long reading list (still over 700 books), though it may come to fruition in a couple of months. If you like the idea, keep an eye out for the post, which will be a sticky.

I should say, though, that I only really read romance. It doesn’t have to be all lovey-dovey. It can be a side-plot to a series or a really small part of the story.

So what do we think? A good idea? A bad idea? Would you send me your work for me to review?

Doing something about it…

Published 27/02/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well i havent been well for the past few days and it’s totally put me off my writing (more so than i was) so i’ve decided to try and tackle my problem by filling in some of the many writing helpsheets i’ve downloaded over the past year or so.

I’ve just been filling them in and (un)surpringly to me, I cant fill half of the questions in…how bad is that? So anyway, I’m going to spend a while filling these in and hopefully it might make the story flow easier but at the minute i’m sticking to character profiles. Then i’ll start work on the settings.

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Fingers crossed 🙂


Published 18/02/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well firstly, i feel kinda bad because i havent posted anything for 10 days and if i did it would be the next chapter, 5 i think, and you’d have had half the story because i’ve been very bad lately and put off writing more because i still have no idea what to do next.

I kinda know what i want to happen but from a room full of shifters (where i am at the minute) to bounties on peoples heads and assassination attempts to the a shifter version of Alcatraz–if you have any good ideas for names for it, please feel free to let me know.

But i havent not been writing. I started three at the same time a week or so ago. One’s a vampire and supernatural hunter who get together after a bit of animosity. Another is “And Baby Makes Three” which as you may have guessed is a story of a night of passion which results in a baby. And the other is a sort of boss and employee thing but that one doesnt seem to be heading anywhere.

I’ve also had a few requests from my fans asking for certain stories and they’re in the works but not happening at the minute.

Ciao for now 😛

Ruby – Part 4 – Complete

Published 03/01/2013 by leannecrabtree


I finally finished it.

I know it’s a bit late, but Part 4 of Ruby is complete and uploaded, should hopefully be available in the next few days 🙂



Not sure what’s gunna come next. Might be “The Shifter Romance” since I had that great idea the other day about a series but it depends how easy the plot comes to me. If not it’ll be another off the list of excerpts or something new, though i suppose i should stop doing that or i’m going to end up with hndreds on the go at once.

I Have to Admit…

Published 10/12/2012 by leannecrabtree

…I havent really been writing much the past couple of days with all the fuss of Christmas i.e. ordering things and them not coming!! But then again, i think they were coming from America, so i should really give it a few more days yet.

I’m currently reading a short story called “Vampire for Christmas” by Felicity Heaton and it’s inspiring me to write one like it–not for Christmas because I’d have no chance of getting it done in time but along the same lines but different obviously.

Ruby part 3 is nearly done so that will be up on SF soon but since i’m not getting much feedback im not sure how it’s going down with the readers…

I’m also attempting to do “London” which will be the third part in the four dancers series but it’s slow going at the minute.  Part 4 will be Moscow, i think.

I did a few more paragraphs in the *Shifter Romance* too. If I’m honest, I’m sure that story could go for a long time but I think I’ll try and keep to the usual twelve chapters. Thinking on it now, it could turn into a series…Misha and Brent…hmm… Tito and some woman that comes into the series in the second one….

Anyhow, ciao for now 😀


Published 13/11/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well off to Vegas tomorrow and i’m sure i’ll be able to find a lot of inspiration for my stories, I’m even taking my trusty notebook where The Concubine and Ruby are being written. Might even get an idea for something else…eeeh, cant wait now 😀

A Few Things (Well, two…)

Published 04/11/2012 by leannecrabtree

Firstly, my blog has never been viewed as much since i put the link up on Chapter 1 of The Party Planner so thank you for taking the time to visit 😀

And secondly, I’m now on goodreads, so if anyone’s a member and read any of my 5 published stories; Hugh and Brooke, The Sapphire Diadem, Bring Me To Life, Spring Creek Romance (Childhood Enemies & Tammy’s Story) or Her Daughter’s Fiancé before they were deleted from, then please rate them…

Thanks again 😀

Plot updates

Published 22/10/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well over the weekend i concentrated on “The Concubine” and wrote about 5/6 pages in my notebook (A5 size) and it’s going good, will be transferring that to my laptop soon and will probably add some more stuff to it when i do to flesh it out a bit more.

“Masquerade” wise, chapter 9 is almost done and began work on chapter 10 since i know what direction it’s going to go, so im happy with that. Have a feeling it will be done within the next week or so, hopefully before i go on holiday.

Word count: 17, 141/ 33 pages


Published 12/10/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well now I’ve gone back to Masquerade–though i think i may have to change it’s name because there’s only one masquerade party and that’s at the beginning–mainly because it’s nearly finished and for my fans on SF, who i need to inform om my blog on here and my facebook page :/

As for The Concubine, I’m working on that in my notebook again as it seems to flow easier onto the page than onto the computer.

And Ruby…well thats on a slow burn at the minute, i keep adding bits but i have a feeing it may take a bit of time for me to get into because it’s not quite my writing style but I’m sure that if i gave it all my attention it could go well…

I might even end up going back to an older story or start a new one yet, seems im still undecided…