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

Melanie James
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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, Coming Halloween 2014

Editorial Reviews


"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: 2092 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499749600
  • Publisher: Black Paw Publishing 2014; 1 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: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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45 of 45 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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13 of 13 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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11 of 12 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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8 of 9 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Witchy June 13, 2014
By Vida
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This book was utterly charming. From the first page and getting to meet Leigh who is head over heels in love with her book boyfriend (we all can relate) to meeting her best friends had me captured. Once the charismatic Hunter entered the story I was hooked. Leigh and her friends are comical and I had so many laugh out loud moments people thought I was watching a video and was surprised when I said nope a great author who's wonderful at storytelling. I so can't wait to see what happens to Leigh,her friends and Luna who is a total scene stealer. Kudos Melanie you have a winner on your hands.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MELANIE JAMES' NEW #1 FAN!!!! July 18, 2014
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I can honestly say that I have never laughed as hard in my life as I did while reading Accidental Leigh!! I'm talking full on LAUGH OUT LOUD make you snort kind of laughs!!! Melanie James has created a surprising new world with some amazing characters in her new series and I CAN NOT WAIT for the next book so that I can find out what kind of trouble Leigh gets herself into.
I have already read A Valentine Surprise by the author and LOVED IT and after reading this book I have to read everything that she's written! She is the kind of author that could write about anything and I would read it!!! If you're considering downloading this book and want to read a book that you can not put down until you finish it then look no further!!!! This is a MUST READ!!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Leigh! June 12, 2014
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Author Melanie James is at it again, taking a totally different direction on this one. She once again provides lovable characters and a great story line, but this one is not your typical romance, this one will leave you laughing till your sides hurt.
Leigh is your typical over worked and under romanced woman who longs for something more exciting, that sadly can only be found between the pages of a great romance novel. Finding the book less satisfying than she would like, she decides to take matters into her own hands and write her own romance novels. This is where things get interesting, you won't want to miss out on what Leigh dreams up ...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, sweet and funny
Cute, sweet and funny. The writing isn't perfect but it's a good fluffy read for a few laughs!
Published 1 day ago by Sarah Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this little witch
This book had me laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe, Melanie has a unique way of writing and telling her stories, I loved this little witch, Leigh and her little... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Deborah C. Adams
3.0 out of 5 stars Once again, bad proofreading spoils a book.
Cute story line but bad or non existent proofreading spoils it. No warning that the book ended and the last chapter is the start of a different story. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious read
I loved the humor in 'Accidental Leigh'. The storyline was great. The way it played out was hilarious. The characters were great. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Denise Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars
When I first started the book I was not that impressed but as I kept reading I got more into it. Still I found someting issig and I cat explain what it is. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Shyla
1.0 out of 5 stars No, For The Love of Grits and Gravy No!
This was an interestingly disastrous book. The main character was an idiot for no reason for example casting a spell and not translating it before using it, therefore not knowing... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Chocolate Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable And Funny
If You like to laugh this book will keep entertaining You from cover to cover. Looking forward to the next book in this series. Thank You
Published 9 days ago by Daddy J
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but missing something
It was kind of funny but very predictable. Not exactly a reread but entertaining none the less.
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Cute comedy, great writing. Had me hooked from the first page. Would higher recommend to anyone that wants a good read.
Published 12 days ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite author
A new favorite author. I've now read all of the series and look forward to the next book. The books have great characters, lots of humor and a good mystery.
Published 18 days ago by Lilly M
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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
Conjuring Darkness
A Valentine's Surprise
A Deadly Obsession
Éveiller Drive
Ava & Will
Kara & Dave
Laura & Alan
Jamie & Brad
Ashley & Jeff
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