Pass the Torch by LL Sanders

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Deep in the Arizona desert live a girl and her dad, burying secrets–and bodies.

Mesa Kingston’s first memory of burying a corpse was at eight years old. Back then it had been the carcass of a large lizard her dad found that they buried in the backyard of their isolated cottage. At age fourteen, the body of a young lady accompanied the reptile’s remains, and ever since, an accumulation of female bodies began to grow. Now, the only way Mesa can stop the haunting screams of the dead is by drowning them out with flames. Or is there more to the blaze than even she can perceive?



Good girls do anything for their fathers, including rob, cheat, and kill, and I always considered myself a good girl. The time I first came to that conclusion will stay with me forever. Years later, here I am, still fulfilling my daughterly duty.


After wiping the sweat from my palm onto my jeans, I press the bulbous tip of the match against the strike strip on the side of the small carton. My hands shake worse than Grandma’s had when trying to slice her ninety-first birthday cake just a few hours ago, but I manage to run the match across it anyway. The flame comes alive at my fingertips, dancing merrily at the prospect of latching on to something and disintegrating it into smoldering embers. Although the light breeze causes the flame to flicker at the end of the matchstick, I’m aware of the control I have over it. I watch the glow change shape through a veil of tears and with that the decision was absolute.


The flame will get to perform its destructive duty.


I flick the match toward the pile of wooden planks that used to be the porch. Instantly the fire catches the fumes of the pooled liquid and expands so quickly a wall of gasoline-scented hot air rushes me before the blaze travels deeper into the house. I back away to a safe distance as the straw-like grass crunches beneath my feet. Nearing the homemade fence, which is nothing more than a double row of chicken wire, I hear the screams from the distance, cries of agony that meld with my memory like two spreading pools of melted wax. I can’t stop the waterworks. I don’t even make an attempt.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The L.L. stands for Leslie Lee. I write erotic romance and post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction under Leslie Lee Sanders.

But horror and thriller fiction is what I grew up on, what inspires me, and what began my pursuit to authorship. I’ve written many short scary stories since the 6th grade. Now they’re much more mature in general, thanks to the wide range of emotion and experience I’ve encountered over the years.

I’m a huge fan of horror and psychological thrillers in every fashion, including movies, books, art, campfire tales, etc. Some of my favorite stories are those that twist at the end or are ambiguous with deep societal or morality themes. This includes dystopias like Hugh Howey’s Wool, psychological thrillers like Shutter Island, and popular and classic horror/romances like V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic, my favorite.

All my ideas start with a twist, which is exactly how most of my stories end.





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Christmas Blog Hop – 9 book giveaway


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I’m giving away copies of these books:

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Onto the hop. I’m supposed to name what I want Santa to bring me this year, in a bookish kind of way. I absolutely want David Baldacci’s THE ESCAPE. Also on my list of naughty wants is Sylvia Day’s A TOUCH OF CRIMSON.

There are a lot of other goodies on the hop so scroll back up to the top and click the banner for the hop. It’ll take you over there where you can stalk follow other authors and possibly win other goodies!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Please have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

#Covergasm Blog #Giveaway

Covergasm Hop
It’s all about the covers! Covers are what entices a reader to click and learn more about your book. So this hop… is all about covers.
Stop by each blog to check out their favorites! There will be a giveaway at each stop plus a grand prize giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card! Happy Hopping!
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These are the print versions of my books which vary slightly from the eBook covers and I think they’re hot hot hot!


1 LUCKY WINNER will receive the entire print version of the trilogy and 1 will receive the same in eBook. Follow the hop (click on the first pic above) and enter to win more prizes. But don’t just click the rafflecopter link. At the top left of this blog is a button to follow my newsletter. If you do that, I’ll enter your hat in the ring 5 BONUS POINTS!

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200 Prizes, $100 Grand Prize

This is an event you don’t want to miss. The Romance Reviews is running Sizzling Summer Reads through the month of June.  There are 250 participating authors and publishers, and there are more than 200 prizes up for grabs during the whole month of June. Grand prize is a $100 Gift Certificate!

There are games to play each day. You MUST be registered with The Romance Reviews (don’t worry, it’s free!) to play and enter contests and drawings.

Examples of Games: There will be multiple choice questions / hangman etc and a clue (link will take you to book description to see if you can get the answer right.) How fun is that?

I’m being featured June 15, from 12:00am EST to 11:59pm EST! So don’t miss out!

I bet you wanna know what sort of prizes are in store! Tighten your bra straps because this isn’t even a COMPLETE list!:

Week 1 Prizes

$10 Ellora’s Cave Gift Card from Nancy Corrigan (sent via email)
Amazon $5 Gift Certificate from Dawn Marie Hamilton (sent via email)
$10 Ellora’s Cave gift card from Charity Parkerson (sent via email)
Trail of Obsession by Rebecca Tust (ebook)
Out of Bounds by Kris Pearson (ebook)
Aaron by JP Barnaby (ebook)
$15.00 Amazon Gift Card from Terri Osburn (sent via email)
Copy of Obsession (ebook)
Terms of Temptation by Lorrie Farrelly (ebook)
Intervention by Mia Kerick (ebook)
Community Service by Dakota Madison (ebook)
Splintered Lies by Karen Lopp (ebook)
Upon Your Honor by Marie Lavender (ebook)
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (book1) by Rose Anderson (ebook)
Untangle Me (ebook)
Special Interests by Emma Barry (ebook)
Isabel’s Awakening by TD Hassett (ebook)
The Road to Comfort by Becky Lower (ebook)
Miami Steam by Chantal Verlaine (ebook)
Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain (winner’s choice of ebook format)
Touched to the Heart by Elsa Winckler (ebook)
Stuck on Rewind by Dianne Hartsock (ebook)
Overboard, A Second Chance at Romance (mobi or epub)
Deception by S. Carman Knight (ebook)
$10 Amazon Gift Card from Moira Keith (sent via email)
The River Leith by Leta Blake (ebook)
Written in the Cards by Lauren Linwood (ebook)
$10 Amazon Gift Card from Casey Dawes (sent via email)
Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu (print)
Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon (ebook)
“Shawnee Holiday” by Lynn Cahoon (Kindle exclusive) (ebook)
“Cat’s Quill” by Anne Barwell (ebook)
Giveaway (ebook)
1 ebook of The Chosen, 1 Ebook of Drowning Rapunzel (ebook)
Somewhere in the Middle by Linda Palmer (ebook)
The P-Town Queen (e-book)
Aria Returns, by Adriana Kraft (e-book)
The Complete Darkness Collection (Refuge Inc., 1-3) by Leslie Lee Sanders (ebook)
The Art of Love and Murder (ebook)
One PDF copy of Burning Ember (ebook)
$5 Amazon GC (na)
Safe & Sound by TS Krupa (ebook)


Week 2 Prizes

Dark Duke (Noble Passions 3) by Sabrina York (ebook)
Loving Lucius by Skhye Moncrief (ebook)
Family Stone Romantic Suspense Box Set by Lisa Hughey (ebook)
Relentless by Anna Wells (ebook)
Looks like Trouble to Me by Calinda B (ebook)
Cooking Up Love by Amylynn Bright (ebook)
Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace (print)
Ravenous by Annie Nicholas (ebook)
ICE blue by Susan Rae (ebook)
A Beastly Scandal (ebook (kindle))
Dangerous Proposition by Jessica Lauryn (ebook)
Fear of Darkness by Honoria Ravena (ebook)
Taking Chances by Suzette Rose Cauler (ebook)
Hey, Nobody’s Perfect by Ann Herrick (ebook)
Defeat the Darkness by Eliza March (ebook)
MY LORD ROGUE by Katherine Bone (ebook)
HIS MISTRESS by Monica Burns (digital – two copies)
For Her Protection by Amber A Bardan (ebook)
Unforgettable You by Georgina Penney (ebook)
A copy of Heart of a Champion by Roz Lee, Cassandra Carr, Morgan Kearns, Kelly Jamieson, Chanta Rand (ebook)
Son of the Enemy by Ana Barrons (ebook or print)
Undercover Obsession by BJ Wane (ebook)
$20 Amazon Gift Card (na)
The Boys of Summer by Sarah Madison (ebook)
$50 All Romance eBooks Gift Certificate from K.E. Saxon (sent via email)
Touch of Lightning (Cavanaugh Sisters Trilogy 2) by JC Wardon (ebook)
“Love Beyond the Curve” by Kate Patrick (print)
Love’s Sorrow by Terri Rochenski (ebook)
A Suitable Wife by Carol Burnside (ebook)
Secrets of Jenkins Bridge by Donna Shields (print)
$5 Amazon egift card (na)
The Billionaire Princess by Christina Tetreault (ebook)
More Than Strangers by Tara Quan (ebook)
Hunter by Night by Elisabeth Staab (print)
Hell or High Water by Jerrie Alexander and a $20.00 Amazon gift card (ebook and ecard)
Date Night by R.C. Matthews (ebook)
The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland, by Darlene Hesley (ebook)
Switching Mercedes (ebook)
Bag of swag and books (paperbacks)
Night with a SEAL by Cat Johnson (ebook)
$10 Starbucks GC (na)
Safe & Sound by TS Krupa (ebook)
New Leaves, No Strings by C.J. Fallowfield (ebook)


Week 3 Prizes

Lady’s Destiny by A.R. Von (ebook)
Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna (ebook)
Chances and Choices by Ann Omasta (ebook)
$20 Amazon Gift Card, His Hometown Girl and Wish Me Tomorrow by Karen Rock (winner’s choice of print or ebook)
Primani by Laurie Olerich (ebook)
Seal Of Destiny by Traci Douglass (ebook)
White Collared, Part One: Mercy by Shelly Bell (ebook)
Awakening the Warriors by S. E. Gilchrist (ebook)
Resolutions by Teri Riggs (ebook)
Love and Shenanigans by Zara Keane (ebook)
I Got Your Back, Hailey by June Kramin (ebook)
Inferno of Love by Allie Boniface (ebook )
Broslin Creek Boxed Set by Dana Marton (ebook)
Burning Ashes by H. Lewis-Foster (ebook)
Winner’s choice of one ebook from Naomi Bellina’s backlist (ebook)
Hearts in Exile by Mysti Parker (ebook)
Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse (ebook)
The Montana Gallagher Collection by MK McClintock (ebook)
Fly Away by Jezebel Jorge (ebook)
Rogue on the Rollaway by Shannon MacLeod (ebook)
Wild Side by Laurel Richards (ebook)
A Home for Jesse by Iyana Jenna (ebook)
A Measured Risk (Regency Risks #1) by Natasha Blackthorne (ebook)
Maid to Crave (Harlequin E Contemporary Romance Box Set Volume 2) by Rebecca M Avery (ebook)
No Ordinary Man by S. Carman Knight (ebook)
Lonely Heart (The Butterfly Memoirs 3) by M.J. Kane (ebook )
With Good Behavior by Jennifer Lane (ebook)
One Dance with a Stranger by Mary M. Forbes (ebook)
Sparkling Dawn: Is She Hiding the Truth by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku (ebook)
Because of Jade by Lou Sylvre (ebook)
Amazon Gift Card: $15 (na)
$25 Amazon Gift Card from Rosalie Stanton (sent via email)
Mabe’s Burden by Kelly Abell (signed print book)
Tabby’s Pride by K-lee Klein (ebook)
One copy of Valia’s Villain (ebook)
A Princess Bound (print book)
Counterfeit Cowboy by Ginny Baird (ebook (epub or mobi))
Fighting Insanity by Flynn Eire (ebook)
Dirty White Candy Trilogy (all 3 books) by Anita Cox (ebook)
Ash Rising by Melissa Fox (ebook)
Lassoing A Groom ~ An Anthology (ebook)
Little White Lies by R.C. Matthews (ebook)
Midnight Kiss by Haley Whitehall (ebook)
Romancing the Rumrunner by Michelle McLean (ebook)
The Deviant Underground by Elisabeth Roseland (ebook)
A copy of My Biggest Fan (ebook)
Never Dare a Cowboy by Sylvie Kaye (ebook)
Her Mad Baron by Kate Rothwell (ebook)
Once Upon A Wager by Julie LeMense (ebook)

Week 4 Prizes

$10 Gift Card from Rhea Rhodan (sent via email)
Ravenous by Annie Nicholas (ebook)
Struck by Clarissa Johal (ebook)
My Mr. Manny by Jennifer Garcia (1 kindle ecopy gifted from
Temper Sanguine by Lou Harper (ebook)
Fairway To Heaven by Lily Malone (ebook)
A Pirate’s Curse by M.L. Guida (ebook)
The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding (paperback)
Winner’s choice of one ebook from Leigh Ellwood’s backlist (ebook)
Chasing Karma by C.Shell (ebook)
Cursed be the Wicked by J.R.Richardson (ebook)
$10 Amazon Gift Card from Feather Stone (sent via email)
A Miracle Melody (Noah and Ronan Series 3) by Ashley Chunell (ebook)
Just Once by Julianna Keyes (ebook)
Stuck in Between by Blakely Bennett (ebook)
Winner’s choice of one ebook from Nikka Michaels’ backlist (ebook)
Capri’s Fate by Daryl Devore (ebook)
Bloodstone by Helen C. Johannes (ebook)
Awakenings by Tasha Temple (ebook)
Seven Sensuous Days by Tina Donahue (ebook)
Aflame by Krissy Daniels (ebook)
What The Heart Can Hold by Charlotte Symonds (ebook)
eBook of Silken Kisses, by Laci Paige (ebook )
Just One Kiss by Te Russ (ebook)
$5 Amazon Gift Card from Nina Prah (sent via email)
Tropical Paradise by Evelise Archer (ebook)
Fairest by Beth Bishop (ebook)
Master for Tonight by Elaine Barris (ebook)
Cooking Up A Storm by Ashley Ladd (ebook)
Entangled Love by Cait Jarrod (ebook)
By the Light of the Moon by Laila Blake (ebook)
MAYBE BABY by Ashlinn Craven (ebook)
Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion (ebook )
The Mirror (ebook)
$5.00 Amazon GC (na)
Wonderfully Wicked by C.J. Burright (ebook)
Adam (Hybrids 1) by Gale Stanley (ebook)
$10 GC to Ellora’s Cave (na)
NIGHTSCREAM by Morgan Hannah MacDonald (ebook)
Shift Happens by J.C. McKenzie (ebook)
Rebecca’s Ghost by Marianne Petit (ebook(pdf))
Fair Game by R.C. Matthews (ebook)
Saint Kate of the Cupcake by L. C. Fenton (ebook)
The Samurai’s Garden by Patricia Kiyono (ebook)
Lessons in Rule-Breaking by Christy McKellen (print signed paperback)
Cat Haus (Part 1) by Carrie Lane (ebook)
Book: A Ring A Dance A Second Chance (ebook)
$10 GIftcard for Amazon or All Romance E-Books (na)
The Adorable SNowman (ebook)