Greetings to those who lust!
Let me tell you a secret: I’ve always been a little boy crazy.
It began early. In school, I had a new crush every week. As a result, I had my little heart broken every week, too. For me, high school was often a lonely place. Don’t get me wrong: I had some wonderful girlfriends, but the boys I cared about didn’t know I existed.
One of my best friends used to tell me boys were intimidated by me because I was one of the smart girls. That was no consolation on those dateless nights. I used to moan a bit to my mom, who would get frustrated because she didn’t know how to make me feel better about myself. One day, she exclaimed, “Rosanna, why do you persist in chasing unattainable men?”
And she was right. Invariably, the boys I had crushes on were the high school superstars: the jocks, the rebels, the cool kids. The ones who didn’t see the quiet brunette with a mouth full of braces. I don’t think my mom meant to imply that I was unworthy of those guys; just that I always fell for the ones who were taken or too troubled to care.
I did have a few boyfriends, of course. Nice boys who were very sweet to me. However, it was the aloof, gorgeous ones who lingered in my heart, long after they brushed me off. We never quite forget the ones who break our hearts, after all.
So, what did I do with this experience? I BEGAN WRITING!
Writing romance gave me an outlet in which I could pair those perfect men with some flawed women. The shy teen in me has been able to live vicariously through my books. There’s nothing I love more now that to create a wonderful, imperfect heroine and see her curl the toes off a man who looks as if he should be dating supermodels. My heroines are nothing like supermodels. They make mistakes. They speak their minds. They are often big, old nerds.
And the nerd in me is so happy to have a bit of literary vindication.
My first paranormal romance For the Love of a God features a heroine who is pleasantly dorky, awkward and unashamed to be so. However, when her new boss turns out to be the deliciously-hot Greek god of love, her ordered world turns upside down.
If you like reading about a nerdy girl who makes good, I hope you’ll check it out.
For the Love of a God is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/for-the-love-of-a-god-p239.php
“Rosanna Leo breathes life into a fantastic myth and makes it so believable you cannot help but be swept away….I love the rollercoaster of emotions this story had me on, from laughter to tears of joy and sorrow. I am a complete sucker for a great mythology based plotline and this one was fun. This is a great by the pool read.
Warning: You might get caught up in all the fantasy!”