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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 (155 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


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"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 - OddityReviews.com

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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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10 of 11 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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12 of 15 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay! August 13, 2014
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Accidental Leigh was a fairly entertaining ADULT paranormal romance with some laugh out loud funny moments. However, I'm not sure whether I will read the next book in the series because the character development left a lot to be desired and b/c, for the most part, the story itself sort of felt and/or read like a series of sexual antics, sexual innuendoes, snarky remarks and bizarre events rather than a cohesive story. I don't really know what Leigh looks like which made visualizing her impossible and as for her personality the information provided is far too sketchy and superficial. On the surface Leigh seemed nice enough and I even related to some of her trials as a single women (including her fixation on Vlad, & preoccupation with fantasy romance lol) and some of her childhood traumas. However, I wanted to care more for her and understand her better. The plot is actually original and shows potential but the author has to move the series beyond the superficial "One liner" presented here to maintain my interest. Although, we weren't told much about him, I still really liked Hunter and right now if I were to decide to read the 2nd book it would be primarily b/c I'm curious about how things turned out for him.

As for the complaint about the abrupt ending, frankly I sort of anticipated that it would probably end at the point at which it did end b/c it seemed like a good place for the transition into the next book. Consequently, I wasn't overly upset about where this book ended. I was more disappointed that this book didn't have more substance. Yes, there is a lot of profanity, suggestive language that could be considered crass and a lot of focus on "getting laid" but none of that bothered me. I saw it as straight forward, adult, "no holds barred," sexually suggestive humor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fast & Magical!
I got this book for free on my nook and me and one of my book buddies decided to read it together! It was a very funny, short, & fast read with a dash of magic in it!
Published 2 days ago by J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud fun!
Loved it!
Published 2 days ago by Amanda Yawn
5.0 out of 5 stars how great is that
How do you become a witch? Accidentally of course. First you decide that when the summer starts and your school teaching days are done for a few months, that you want to write... Read more
Published 3 days ago by dlvandruff
5.0 out of 5 stars Melanie James is a talented, imaginative author who takes ...
Melanie James is a talented, imaginative author who takes you on a laugh out loud ride through the wild and wacky world of Leigh. The most unlikly witch you'll ever want to meet! Read more
Published 4 days ago by K.C. Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute :-)
Published 7 days ago by katrina clements
5.0 out of 5 stars Total-Leigh Hilarious!
I am so complete-Leigh (okay, I promise not to do this for the whole review) smitten with Leigh Epstein! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Cyndi
3.0 out of 5 stars accidental leigh
I enjoyed the book it was a cute read. However, I didn't enjoy the fact that the book just stopped at the end at a crucial point requiring you to buy the second installment. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Rberger
5.0 out of 5 stars dirty, sexy and an all together fun read that'll ...
This book is hilarious, heart breaking, dirty, sexy and an all together fun read that'll have you begging for more.
Published 13 days ago by slajoice
5.0 out of 5 stars Accidental Leigh
What a funny funny book! My husband and I laughed our rears off. This writer is incredible! We will read all of her books. How to become a witch accidentaly! So funny.
Published 15 days ago by linda thomas
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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 will graduate in the spring of 2015.

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.

You can find the latest information about her books and fan giveaways at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Melanie-James/1408513832726084?ref=br_tf

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