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Accidental Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Melanie James
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Sex and The City meets Charmed!"
How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!
Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.
In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells?
Read a story so witchingly fun, that you won’t be able to put it down and you will be eagerly awaiting the rest of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries!
Book 2 - Serious Leigh Available Now
Book 3 - Hopeful Leigh Available Now
Book 4 - Haunting Leigh Available Now
Book 5 - Joyful Leigh Available Now
**This series contains adult language and situations and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Editorial Reviews


Winner Best Series 2014 ~ Paranormal Romance Junkies ~
Winner Best Witch Series 2014  ~ Paranormal Bookshelf ~
Winner Best Witch Series 2014 ~ Three Bookateers~

"Accidental Leigh had me in tears of laughter...trying to catch my breath in between!" - Angela Ford, Best-Selling Author of Closure
"This will have you laughing until you cry! I can not wait to read the next book!" - Headtripping Book Blog
"This book had me laughing out loud so hard and even reminded me of myself at times. A fantastic and quick read." - A Closet Full of Books
"This book is not only well written but gives you the humor, romance and "paranormal" oddities that you want in a book. I absolutely loved this book and with Melanie Jamie's flawless writing you will be drawn in with the characters and what the story has to offer." - FangTastic -

Product Details

  • File Size: 2088 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Black Paw Publishing 2014; 2nd edition (June 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KY7EAG4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Side-stitching fun! June 15, 2014
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I read this book, and I kid you not, in less than 3 hours! Nearly that entire time I was laughing so hard I had tears STREAMING down my face!

All I can say is; poor Hunter, you didn’t know WHAT you were getting into but was a great sport about it all! Leigh had no CLUE what she was doing but towards the end finally figured it out! And Luna?! Oh goodness she reminds me SOOO much of my own cat although instead of being standoffish to the owner she’s usually that way towards strangers, at least at first. I loved all of the friends, and even the poor parents; never mind what they all went through!

The only downside to the book is that it ended too soon!! I’m suffering from the ‘blahs’ because I keep going and expecting there to be more to it and there isn’t! However there’s two bonus snippets at the end, and that’s all I’m going to say, that kind of make up for it! I’m definitely going to wait excitedly for the next book, and snatch it up as soon as possible! I’m sooo glad I was introduced to Melanie James and am adding her to my list of “must haves” for the future!
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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This was an entertaining book, but then it just ended with no warning, You have to buy the next book if you want to finish the story. I really dislike when authors feel they need to do this to sell books.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny July 30, 2014
By Betty J
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This was hilarious. Keeps you laughing and wondering what she will come up with next. Waiting to see what she will come up with in the next book.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating. June 14, 2014
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This is one of the most charming and delightful stories I have ever read! It is the fast paced first installment to what I believe will be an exciting series. Its a tough in cheek and laugh out loud adventure of an average school teacher who unwittingly and accidentally becomes a witch....and it seems like her cat Luna knows more about it than Leigh!
Every time she tries to do good with her new found gift, something goes terribly arye.....the most unpredictable things are happening to friends and family.
I can't remember the last time I laughed my way through a book! I am looking forward to the next installment to find out about,.....wait for it.....The Witches Union, local 1313 ...Yep, that's right! Leigh has been summoned to appear on charges of practicing without training and owed dues!!!!!! LOL.
Totally Captivating! I have to call this a must read. Melanie James, just Brilliant!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Let me say that I was so excited about the release of this book. Just the cover made me smile.
And as soon as it released I grabbed it and didn’t put down my kindle til I was done reading.

We have Leigh a school teacher with a book boyfriend fetish more or less. She compares men in her real life almost to the ones in her books. HAHA the word Marshmallow is used to compare to one man she dated named Carl who is a school teacher also.
Leigh has an adult toy chest that would put most adult toy stores to shame. Too funny.

After the death of one of her favorite book boyfriends she decides to write a book and goes in search of items for a writing cave. She finds an antique desk for free and the old woman just wants it gone.

Without out giving to much away let me just say.

WEIRD things begin to happen as she writes at the desk including her cat Luna being more weird than normal. Things start to happen to her friends, her parents and to herself.

While over at one of her friends houses Leigh meets Hunter.
Will Hunter become her real life book boyfriend??

Kudos to Melanie James !!!
This book was fantastic. It’s comical I laughed so hard while reading this book, romantic, sexy and very well written.

Now go grab your copy and figure out what an old desk and a crazy cat named Luna may have to do with it or is it all in Leigh’s head?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Offended by page 3 February 16, 2015
By Missy V
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First, I want to start off by saying I usually don't do "bad" reviews. However in this case, I just couldn't hold my tongue. I purchased this book for Kindle, I wasn't looking to purchase anything but read the synopsis and it caught my attention. I yelled "take my money, please" and purchased it for the cost of $1. That is where everything went wrong.
Though the story line is inviting, a reader devastated by the death of their favorite character and looking for revenge by rewriting that characters story, it's not exactly what the story is about. LIKE AT ALL! By the third page in I was already annoyed.
The main character Leigh is an awful human being. She's disrespectful towards men in her views of them, such as what they should look like, how they should act and is utterly appalled that they aren't on their knees giving her everything she's ever wanted like the male characters in books she reads. Apart from hating "real" men, she also hates her mother and her cat. Throughout the book it doesn't seem like she likes anyone other than a few friends. She even seems to hate the children she teaches and her co-workers. Leigh is a miserable woman who is hung up on the world of fiction that she allows it to affect her personal life to the point where I was disgusted at the fact that she was a teacher, shaping the lives of young children into what they would become as adults!
Things didn't get any better for me while continuing on. Leigh groans on and on with nothing really happening but everything happening too quickly. She decides she wants to write a book, perfect, but only gets to write one chapter before realizing a similarity between what she wrote and her conversation with her mother about her mothers events the night before.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars A let down
It's exactly the kind of book I hate. Just as I am getting into it, it abruptly ended. No finish,just kind of okay I'm done writing for now, see ya later. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Douglas Braford
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but trash
This book wasn't worth the money I spent on it. It was trashy and discussing the language the women used. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Susan Shattuck
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this charmingly funny though let's face it
I found this charmingly funny though let's face it, Leigh could use some writing lessons.
I was able to predict most of the misfortunes she accidentally caused and many were... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Sherelle Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Look no further for the best series out there!
If you're looking for a great new series, LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Melanie James has really broken the mold with this series. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Kim Henson
2.0 out of 5 stars Literally not my type of book
I'm not sure who the audience of this book was meant to be but it wasn't a middle aged mother and grandmother - me. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Mari Loosen
3.0 out of 5 stars Not how I expected.
I feel uncomfortable and slightly disgusted while reading this. First off, I just want to say that I COMPLETELY agree with the beginning intro about erotica. Read more
Published 23 days ago by MissGoddess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked it
Published 25 days ago by Peggy-SuperMommy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
This book was so entertaining, Melanie James has a wonderful sense of humor. I love so many aspects of this story. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Christy D
5.0 out of 5 stars be careful what you wish for!
Leigh used to wish she was a witch. When that wish is granted by an old desk and a very special cat, Leigh realizes that magic has a way of backfiring. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Stacie Bug
5.0 out of 5 stars such a cute idea I can't wait to find out whet happens
You hit it out of the park Melanie I love Leigh she is funny and smart and I just can't wait to find out what happens to her. Hunter is a dream I'm on to the next book 😍😜💝🎉
Published 1 month ago by Renee
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More About the Author

Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She's doing what she loves, by writing steamy paranormal, contemporary, and romantic comedy books. Melanie has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women's Studies. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She is married to a wonderful man, who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby.

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Books by Melanie James
Accidental Leigh
Serious Leigh
Hopeful Leigh
Haunting Leigh
Joyful Leigh
Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Boxed Set
Conjuring Darkness
A Valentine's Surprise
A Deadly Obsession
Éveiller Drive - Ava & Will
Éveiller Drive - Kara & Dave
Éveiller Drive - Laura & Alan
Éveiller Drive - Jamie & Brad

**Coming Soon**
Romancing The Paranormal Anthology - Release Date MAY 19, 2015 (Gertie's Paranormal Plantation is part of this amazing set!) Pre-order it now!
Karma Inc. - A Literal Leigh Romance Diaries spin off featuring Kelly and Esmeralda
Disastrous Leigh - Book One of the Literal Leigh Marriage Diaries
Éveiller Drive - Ashley & Jeff
Éveiller Drive - Valerie & Greg

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