The author spotlight on Digital Reads Alcove is J. L. Leslie with her book Katy’s Choice.
I left home seven years ago, trying to pursue my dream. California was going to give me everything. Life. A career. Money. I had no idea how quickly a dream could turn into a nightmare.
A motorcycle club is about family, trust and loyalty. Break that and you will have an enemy on your hands that you can’t defeat. Run from it and you will be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.
I broke it and I ran.
I’m trying to start over. Trying to figure out who I am outside of that lifestyle, but does Katy McGuire even exist anymore? I can choose to get entangled in the motorcycle club my sister is in, be drawn back into the life I ran screaming from,
or I can choose to forget that part of me ever existed. That part of me that feels comfortable in the nightmare.
“I had a choice to make and I chose my heart.”
About the Author
I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it!
I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.
I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!
Author Contact Details
Fan group/reader group, J.L. Leslie’s Lovelies
Street Team, J.L. Leslie’s Pimpin’ Peeps
Book details and Book links
The Ravens MC Series:
My most recent release was book three in my MC series! You can read these as standalone novels, but it’s so much more fun to read them in order! Book four releases in September!
Raiden’s Choice: http://amzn.to/2xkumC0
Lincoln’s Choice: https://amzn.to/2Ik72Ou
Katy’s Choice: https://amzn.to/2HVhNap
*Katy’s Choice is book three in the Ravens MC Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. It has references to characters and events from Raiden’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel: Book One) and Lincoln’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel: Book Two). It contains adult content, adult language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*
I feel like you had another book fairly recently with motorcycles involved. Shalini, are you secretly a biker babe?? You can tell me!! 😂💖
Hehehe I love bikes…. But I have never met a serious biker to be a biker babe. I don’t know if I am a biker babe… I may be. Do I have to get tattoo and wear black leather and short skimpy clothes? Do I need to have fab figure/body… Sheesh too much work… I can be biker babe at heart
Ha ha ha!!! 😂😂 Okay, now I want to see full on biker babe Shalini! Let’s find those leathers!… I’m pretty sure you have to get a tattoo that says “Mom” 😂😂😂
Yikes!! Tattoo needles pain? And I won’t get leathers in my size… Yayyy… This is the first time I am happy being fat hehehe
They have leathers in EVERYONE’S SIZE!! And tattoos aren’t so bad. Whenever someone gets one it’s like “that’s it?? Now I want 10 more!!” 😂😂
Do you have one in your nether?
Ha ha!! Not my nethers, but my back!
What it say or do?
Maybe?? It’s Tinkerbell. Ha ha! To remind me that I will always live in Neverland! 💖💖
Huhh? Tinkerbell ? How old were you?
I wasn’t a kid when I got it! Lol! I think I was about… 21? It took me years to decide on. I love tink’s sassy attitude and she reminds me that I’ll never truly grow up! 💖💖
Why do you keep going to the pending section of comments I wonder
Really?? Still?? 😢
At least it is not spam
Oh that’s sweet…
Are you speaking from experience
For the tattoos? Yes. The leathers? Sort of? I’ve SEEN them in many sizes… Can’t say I own any! 😂😂
Hahaha don’t get most of them in my size yayy me
Hmmm… I’m going to figure out your size and find you some now! 😂😂
Nooooo…. Don’t be so nice to me… Be your mean self and not find me leathers
… Or I can be my mean self and FIND you leathers!! 😂😂😈😈
Hehehehe…. Oh I have the deep blue sea and the cliff and me on the edge….
Leathers would look fab on an smartass like you… Not fatass like me… Think about aesthetics
Ha ha ha!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 You don’t know what looks good until you try it, darling! 💖💖
Leather with tyres of fat falling off – that’s looking good for ya?
You never know what floats my boat darlin! 😉💖💖
Hahaha my lard will float lotsa boats… That is the tragedy 😉😉😂😂😂😂
HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 OMG! I’M NEVER GOING TO GET A PIC OF YOU IN SOME LEATHER PANTS WITH FAT HANGING OVER THE EDGES AND BOATS FLOATING IN THEM OUT IF MY MIND!!!…… And of course, there are bears on the boats… 😂😂😂⛴️🚤🛥️🚢🐻🐻🐻
Hahahaha I am glad I made you laugh out Lard (LOL) pun intended
😂😂😂 Have I told you lately, that I love you??
You can tell me everyday all the time… But now I am thinking of boats, bears and lard… And of course leathers. Then can I have the knee high boots just to complete the pic? I am going to be huffing and puffing and sweating… What a mental pic
Nina is missing such an intellectual conversation
Our conversations are ALWAYS the epidome of intellectual! 😂 And yes, the boot are a must.
Oh we are the scientists of…. Of… Of…. Apparently LARD AND BOATS
… And bears!! 😂😂💖🐻🐻
Bears is all yours 🐻🐻😂😂
Boo!! My comment didn’t show up! Have I been spam jailed again?? 😢
It did… I just saw it
Le Sigh…. 😢
Yuppers!! Trying to get some reading and posts done for the next couple of days, and then going for drinks with my parents, because I’m cool like that! 😂…. And apparently not catching up on anyone else’ posts because I’ve been shoved into the spam Jain again. 😒
Yikes same here. I am in spam jail for everyone except you Jay Nina Kim Mischenko
Booo……. WordPress has to step up their game! 😒
What about mail? All my mails go to spam
My mails too go in spam… Why????????
I got to brag… My posts done till end of month… Yayy go Shalini
….. You suck. Lol! Want to come do mine?? 😂😂😉
Crazy or what? You write such long posts with quotes. I have to sit with paper and pen
Ha ha!! I didn’t think mine were long! My actual review is usually pretty short, it’s everything ELSE that makes it seem long! 😂😂
Huhh? Have you seen mine I am keeping to 3 paragraphs short and sweet… I get bored to read my own long reviews
Ya, my actual “my thoughts” portion is usually only a couple of paragraphs, it’s the synopsis, author bio, drink and links that make it long! They’re usually only about 800 words total even including all that! Lol! My actual review is probably about 250 words out of that! 😂😂… Unless I have a lot to say on it! 😉
Your quotes are loooong
Ha ha!! Not ALL of them!! Geez, I’m starting to feel attacked here, jerk face! 😂😂😂😂💖💖💖
That IS my middle name!! We’re my parents just foreshadowing the future? Or, were they instilling the smartass nature from birth…. Ah, the age old “nature vs nurture” debate! 😂😂
Not nurture. But your true nature from the fires DEVILESS
Unless a child has written it 😉😉😂😂
Ha ha!!! 😂😂 Well, that requires a little more finesse! 😉
Yes… I agree and a degree
And there really is nothing left to say. Wow. You two got a lot covered today!
Meanwhile, Nice feature Shalini. 😂😂
Thanks to Nicole all her doing. No idea how we reached this point. 😂😂🐻🐻
And you can’t even blame the alcohol…..sigh 😄
Hahaha I blame Nicole… Pure and simple
LOL as always…
I like being true to myself by blaming her for everything
Hahahaha. Perfect response.