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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-boyfriHow 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! ...

Title : Accidental Leigh
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ISBN : 22466556
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Number of Pages : 180 Pages
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Accidental Leigh Reviews

  • D.M. Kilgore
    2018-10-19 20:01

    Not for me. I feel like I can't really give it a fair review because while I didn't like it, I'm sure there are readers out there who will. It's not a "bad" book, it's just not for me. Thus, I rated it as "okay". It is my own fault really. It said in the blurb that the main character is a writer. It mentions she writes "steamy erotic scenes" and tries to prevent a "wild erotic encounter". I guess I just thought since the character is a writer, she'd be writing about those in the books within this book and not really full-blown going into them. I just loved the cute cover, the clever title, and the overall premise of the story, so I ignored the whole "erotica" thing and went into it with high hopes. I was disappointed and completely turned off within the first few lines. I just don't like f-bombs that are tossed carelessly in every sentence. It's just not my thing. I always think that vulgar language is bad writing unless it has a purpose, which is to help define a character's personality. F-bombs just sprinkled in everywhere as sentence enhancers? Huge turn off for me. It made me instantly dislike the main character, who was an elementary school teacher by the way. I sure hope real life elementary school teachers don't talk this way! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not naive enough to think that every teacher who works with young children is well-behaved all the time. We're all human after all. I just prefer to read a character that works with children who censors herself-- "oh poo" is much funnier to me when the character wants to say something else but is just used to watching her potty mouth around kids. To me that's just more realistic when you work with kids on a daily basis. My two cents. That said, I was never able to get past the things that I didn't like about this book... one of which was the main character. It is very difficult to read a book about someone you instantly dislike. I tried, but it truly just isn't my thing. For me, too much vulgar language and it's more erotica that romance. It really took away from the possibilities of the good story concept. I struggled to finish it. Like I said, it's just not for me. I'm sure there is an audience for this kind of book, I'm just not it. That's not the writers fault at all. As a writer, you can't please everyone and an important goal is to know your audience. I believe Melanie James knows what she wants to write and what demographic she's writing to. It's not her fault that I, as a reader, didn't fit that demographic. There's some good humorous writing in here, which was a plus. I wish I'd liked it as much as I hoped I would.

  • Mary
    2018-11-13 17:44

    Leigh is devastated that her novel boyfriend has been killed off by what was her favorite author so she decides to write a book in which the hero isn't killed off. After writing a little she discovers that she is a witch and can make things happen. What ensues are the most enjoyable parts of the book. Up to the end I probably would have given the book a three at least.I gave it a one for a few reasons. The major reason is because the story just ends, there's no transition or closure, one minute your reading and the next you've gone to the next page and it says "Chapter 1" - I thought at first there must have been some type of typo but no it really is a drop-off the cliff, cliff-hanger. The second reason was that I didn't really feel I knew the characters other than the fact that they really liked and wanted sex, except for Hunter. And the final reason was what happened to mom & dad YUCK! But, I'm one of those people who don't want to hear about their parents - especially with such detail.

  • Melissa Vicente
    2018-11-08 20:08

    First, I want to start off by saying I usually don't do "bad" reviews. However in this case, I just couldn't hold my tongue. I purchased this book for Kindle off of Amazon, I wasn't looking to purchase anything but read the synopsis and it caught my attention. I yelled "take my money, please" and purchased it for the cost of $1. That is where everything went wrong. Though the story line is inviting, a reader devastated by the death of their favorite character and looking for revenge by rewriting that characters story, it's not exactly what the story is about. LIKE AT ALL! By the third page in I was already annoyed. The main character Leigh is an awful human being. She's disrespectful towards men in her views of them, such as what they should look like, how they should act and is utterly appalled that they aren't on their knees giving her everything she's ever wanted like the male characters in books she reads. Apart from hating "real" men, she also hates her mother and her cat. Throughout the book it doesn't seem like she likes anyone other than a few friends. She even seems to hate the children she teaches and her co-workers. Leigh is a miserable woman who is hung up on the world of fiction that she allows it to affect her personal life to the point where I was disgusted at the fact that she was a teacher, shaping the lives of young children into what they would become as adults! Things didn't get any better for me while continuing on. Leigh groans on and on with nothing really happening but everything happening too quickly. She decides she wants to write a book, perfect, but only gets to write one chapter before realizing a similarity between what she wrote and her conversation with her mother about her mothers events the night before. As soon as she sees the similarity, she automatically says she wrote the event with no doubts and calls over her best friend to tell her she has magical powers. Magical powers? Up until then there has been nothing mentioned about magic or anything supernatural other than the werewolf in the book she was reading. Her best friend, doesn't question anything either going along with the magic idea and running with it! What?! I finished this book in less than a day and it wasn't because I was enthralled. I wanted it out of my life as quickly as possible. There is no history, nothing that gives me a sense of who Leigh is beside her constant bitching that her cat hates her and basically saying men are shit unless they are fictional characters in books. To make things worse, the book ends in a cliff-hanger which doesn't give any answer or make sense and it certainly doesn't make me hop onto my computer to purchase the next installment. Overall, this book left me frustrated beyond belief that I took the time to even write a review, this long which I rarely ever do! I'm glad I only spent $1 on it but then again I kind of want my $1 back!

  • P.M. Briede
    2018-10-19 17:47

    This is a great short told with a lot of humor. It's been on my to read list for a while, and I finally had a chance to read it during flight. I loved the characters and the plotline is playful. A real amusing read.

  • Ashley
    2018-11-11 01:01

    I received this copy from the author for an honest to goodness review. I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf. Category: non horror paranormal, witchesSpoilers: NONEBook #1 in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Series Okay to start off I have heard different things about this book. So I was dying to try it out for myself. When I finally got my hands on it, I dove right in. I am so glad that I did. The first few pages of the book literally had me loling while as a blogger who interacts with authors made me go....Love it! I adored the perspective of an author character who was a honest as our awesome heroine. The way she just let it all out there made me smile more times than I could count. It didn't stop there. The side characters, her buddies and parents, made me laugh so many times with their jokes and slap stick sense of humor that it just pushed the story to an even greater level. It was definately nice just to laugh and enjoy a book so much. All in all, a great read from beginning to cliff hanger ending. So I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

  • T.M. Payne
    2018-10-23 00:08

    Book: Accidental Leigh Author: Melanie JamesPublication Date: 06/12/2014Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts My Rating: 5 Stars REVIEW 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?Accidental Leigh

  • April
    2018-11-08 23:56

    I just do not know how to take this book. It wasn't a romance, not really. It wasn't a mystery, nothing to solve. It was kind of loosely paranormal, the witchy stuff I guess?It really wants to be a funny book but it fell flat. Many of the plot turns are predictable. I did not like Leigh at all. She was annoying most of the time. Her wanting to help goes awry and wasn't all that helpful to begin with.I might have liked things better if they were not all from Leigh's POV. Finding her less than like-able, I really didn't care about her thoughts.I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hollie Jackson, who I quite enjoy. She has a great read and is what kept me going to actually finish this book. Great pacing and energy throughout. She added personality to the read, ensuring I would be curious enough to want to try the next book.Oh yeah, did I mention this is a serial not a series!! No resolution and the book just ends, abruptly, with no warning! Really not a happy camper here! It ends just when things start to get interesting and catch my attention!Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.*** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed, all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog ***

  • Jennifer Theriot
    2018-10-21 21:48

    LEIGH EPSTEIN...You are my HERO! My description of this book? A TOTALLY (to steal the words of a friend) AB-SO-FREAKIN-LUTELY amazing read!Are you looking for a FUN book that will make you smile and laugh? I mean laugh until you literally cry??Well, let me JUST tell you, this is the book for you.Let me preface by saying, I'm am Melanie James fan hands down! Whatever she writes, I'll read. The woman can write ANYTHING and this book proves it! Different by far from A Valentine's Surprise and Conjuring Darkness (both of which I adored BTW), this book had me in tears...Oh did I already say that? (laughing tears...a different spin...right?)I saw a lot of myself in this book ..*winky winky* and boy does Leigh Epstein weave her spell on her friends! Leigh has all the best intentions of bringing good luck to her deserving friends by conjuring a spell of witchcraft on them, she just doesn't realize that things CAN backfire! How does a reclaimed desk and a cat named Luna play into the equation? You'll have to read to find out...I ain't giving any spoilers. I will tell you that a ripped roofer named Hunter is one of the characters Leigh has 'dealings' with and I cannot wait to read more about this hottie.Settle into this fun read with your earbuds in listening to Frank Sinatra singing 'Witchcraft' and savor this page turner. Melanie James, yet again you've stolen my heart with a great read and I am 100% a fan!What's next for Leigh? Can't freakin wait! #bringitWord up....Local 1313 beware, Leigh Epstein is headed your way and GOD help you all:)

  • Steffie Dawn
    2018-10-18 19:49

    I LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down!This book kind of took me back to my childhood; it’s The worst witch with some adult scenes thrown in for good measure. The story most definitely is interesting and is so funny. It’s not often books make me really laugh but this one most certainly did! I really got into this story from the first page, though at first I was so confused about Leigh calling her cat a bitch - that made me really uncomfortable. Though there was no explanation given about the cat’s change in mood through the book, (other than the obvious) I suspect we’ll know more about that in the second book. I admit that I read some of the reviews before starting this book, I don’t often do it but if I am using Goodreads prior to starting the book for shelving and stuff I can’t resist checking out other people’s thoughts and feelings. I read a review about the ending ruining the book – it so didn’t, if anything personally I found it just gave me a reason to want to read the second!I had no issue with this book whatsoever, thanks for a wonderful read!

  • ~JustMel~
    2018-11-02 21:53

    This was a very funny light hearted read of a woman who finds what it's like to have her childhood wish of having magic unexpectedly granted, and becomes a witch. It's an exciting new adventure until she learns that her magic makes everything go horribly wrong even though she has the best of intentions.If your looking for a quick funny read, I recommend this one. It'll have you laughing you're way to the last page and aching to find out what other hilarious situations Leigh gets her friends and family and herself into. And what's up with her cat btw?? Guess I'll have to keep reading to find out! :)

  • Ron
    2018-11-05 17:00

    Hilarious, laugh out loud comedy. The main character accidentally inherits the power of witchcraft by aquiring a magic desk. A problem arises when she inadvertently creates chaos around her. This book revolves around the main problem that she created for her parents. The story ends with the resolution of that problem and then there is a cool lead-in to the next episode,Serious Leigh, when she receives a summons to appear before the Witches Union.

  • Yaritza
    2018-10-26 19:53

    This book was totally fun. I was laughing through out the book. I loved the whole witch situation and all the crazy spells. I feel for Leigh book boyfriends are so much fun and you get attached to them. I really enjoyed the whole plot and the desk played a huge part in making such crazy sex stories come to life. Can't wait to pick up the second book.

  • Laura
    2018-11-01 18:05

    Do not waste your timeThe book attempts to be funny but only comes off crass and disgusting. The main character was just sad and not very likable at all. Very disappointing. Trying too hard to be Bridget Jones without the charm.

  • Kelly Clevinger Bernard
    2018-11-02 00:09

    Oh, Melanie James, you had me laughing my a$$ off. What a fun, fast read and I am looking forward to the next book. Plus it has such an adorable cover.

  • Lusie
    2018-11-15 22:46

    This book really wasn't for me.

  • Sandee
    2018-10-16 22:10

    This is a book that I enjoyed in spite of myself. Leigh, accidentally finds out that she has witchy powers. She discovers an ability to use magic through writing. Unfortunately, her powers seem to work like the Monkey's Paw. Nothing works as expected. Some of this book is hilarious, some will make you groan and some will raise your eyebrows. I am happy that I read it.

  • Angela Cruz
    2018-11-16 23:44

    This is the first book in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries. This is a funny paranormal witch story, it is short read so it can be read in one day. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I laughed so hard my sides hurt and I had tears streaming down my face. This book kept me entertained the whole story. I really would like to have a friend like Leigh, lol. And I cant wait to hear more about Mr Sexy Arms Hunter... yum. Yep I cant wait till the next book, so get to it Melanie James! I also wanted to say you are amazing Melanie... I have read all your books and they are all completely different but all amazing.. you are so talented and versatile. Thanks for another great book. This book is about Leigh Epstein a elementary school teacher. She is a avid book reader and has a steady hybrid book boyfriend. She is devastated over his death and plans on pay back to the author by writing a book of her own. Leigh sets down to bring her wolf vampire boyfriend back to life. To her surprise her little story comes true to life, the problem is the reenactment is from her parents. Now she can only wait to see if the rest of her stories come to life, which they do. To help with the previous story Leigh sets up a party at her parents house and has a couple weeks to make sure nothing happens that will cause trouble for her parents or anyone else. Leigh doesn't know how to handle this new found magic, and sets out to get answers. What will happen next?favorite passages:"After all, I'm a single, overworked and under-fuc*** elementary school teacher." (some might find the author's word choice offending.)"Reading has been the single most influential part of my life, but nothing gets the juices flowing quite like a steamy, smoking hot hero who delivers orgasm after panty wetting orgasm.""Maybe some of the Nay-Sayers (mostly men) could learn a little bit of how to be a real man form a good fictional alpha male.""I'm a book-whore and I follow multiple series and authors.""He just doesn't come close to being a shadow of what my book boyfriends are like, and he could never even dream of being the lead hero in anyone's fictional fantasy, let alone mine.""Let me guess, you have a date with another one of you fictional characters.""I've never experienced an orgasm by anyone eating my taco before-well, at least not with Bill""The bitty old bit** hung up on me again!" (some might find the author's word choice offending.)"Drinks in hand, we continued to watch the panty melting entertainment""That little tramp!""They are the PERFECT book boyfriends and we don't have the strength to say NO!" <3

  • Rosemary
    2018-11-02 20:51

    This is a story about a girl named Leigh. She has 2 very good friends, a sister in another state,and a cat,who takes every chance it gets to show Leigh who is the boss ! Leigh loves to read,and is currently reading a series about a vampire who she thinks of as her book boyfriend..when he is killed off in the book,she is so upset that she thinks she can write a book too,and toys with the idea of revenging who killed her book she tries to begin,she realizes that she needs a desk to do her writing at. She answers an add on Craig's list that someone was giving one away for free. When she arrives at the home of the person who has the desk, she sees the desk on the front porch with a sign,that says to take the desk...wanting to thank the owner,she knocks on the door a few times,but then thinks that no one is home, so she drags the small old heavy desk to her she is putting it in her trunk,she turns to look at the house and sees an older woman peeking out the window and strangely close the curtains when Leigh sees her...then is on her way home. She begins to write her story,she falls asleep when she is suddenly awakened by her unsociable cat biting her legs...not finishing the story,Leigh goes to bed. The next morning she gets a call from one of her friends excitedly telling her to turn on her tv,and as she is watching the special report,she begins to think that it sounds familiar,..and her friend tells her that the 2 people on tv are the friend s family..shockingly she remembers that those are the same names she used in her story..she goes back to read what she wrote last night..and what she wrote is exactly what happened to the 2people on tv !!! It's as if she has a special power to write things and then it she experiments with other stories with her friends names and it all comes true,but not always in a good way. She then finds out that the desk came from a witch and it is cursed..and her cat is part of it,becoming more friendly to her...Leigh starts to experiment with her and her friends,creating situations that some times go array...then one day when Leigh comes home,she is surprised to see that her cat comes walking out of a cloud in her living room with a small scroll in her mouth...she drops it in front of Leigh with a very loud meoooow. .....Leigh has just been summoned by the witches counsel for practicing witchcraft and for not being in the witches union... this is a very cute story and the first book in the series..I can't wait to start reading the next book.

  • Helena
    2018-10-22 19:49

    This book was just not for me. I wouldn't say it's a bad book by any means, it just didn't appeal to me, personally.I though the idea of magic stories intriguing, and I did enjoy the mishaps as Leigh figured out her powers. I was worried that it would be mostly erotica, which I'm not really into, but even the "hot" scenes are really funny, so it was fine. In just a firm believer that sex shouldn't be so serious, so the humor was right up my alley.I just didn't feel much connection with the cast. I felt Leigh was a bit to childish with her overwhelming exclamations. It really started to irritate me how often exclamations were used. It made the writing and characters seem more childish than they were. Another slight irritation was the use of Safeway as the go-to grocery store. It's nothing against Safeway, I go there frequently, but it's just not available in that region. Chicago it's all about Jewel or Dominick's. Safeway just isn't there, I had never even heard of it until years after I moved out of Illinois and to Oregon. I know it's a slight thing, but it was just irritating.

  • Nichole
    2018-11-02 23:50

    Fantastic read!!I chose this rating because I absolutely loved this book!This book was a great read! It has a great story line and the characters were so funny and interesting! Leigh is a book lover, she is also a elementary teacher. School is getting out and she is heading into her summer vacation. Nothing could have prepared her for the adventures that she is about to go on. Leigh discovers she has powers when she inadvertently puts she those loves in crazy precarious situations! Trust me when I say you will be laughing out loud at the antics that happen in this great read. Melanie James has you laughing in this story and leaving in anticipation of what will happen to theses characters next. It is a ch usually I don't like them but you don't seem to mind when you think of what Leigh could be in store for in her next book. If you haven't picked this book up you need too. Great job Melanie James I am so looking forward to the next book in the series!!

  • Michael E. Schulte Sr.
    2018-11-10 01:08

    Fast funny read. These witches are just too funny. You soon realize that even witches have "off days". Do not read on a full stomach. If you have any sense of humor at all, you will be bent over with many belly laughs.

  • Rosanna
    2018-11-14 21:06

    What a very odd, abrupt ending. Kind of killed it for me.

  • Terrie Stamey
    2018-11-14 21:51

    Accidental LeighThis story was so entertaining and funny! The rest of the series has to be just as good. I would definitely recommend this book to read and enjoy!

  • Anna Harper
    2018-10-23 18:55

    I enjoyed the humor in this book.

  • Betty
    2018-11-03 00:49

    I haven't completely made up my mind about this book yet. I know some will find a lot more to like in the basic story than I did. That is not to say that I didn't find humor albeit mostly lewd humor but this particular story line appears to be trying to reach the heights of sexual flamboyance full on into the TMI realm, especially when it involves Leigh's parents' romp. I found this to be somewhat over the top. This progresses into a sexual realm fed by fantasy, or in this case, witchcraft. Well, she was warned! Too bad she didn't understand the latin inscription/warning. Nor particularly concerned.But does Leigh, who quickly learns more than she ever wants to, realize the results came from messing with the universe and her parents, much as they had the best sex ever, are now suffering the the hospital! Wouldn't you think after that Leigh would want to be more careful? Oh, no. She starts looking for more lonely friends, or victims as it turns out. Leigh is convinced she is a witch, but is she really? She was warned not to play with something she knows nothing about, which could become extremely dangerous. As said, I believe the story line, though pretty hilarious when Leigh's friend is having a new roof put on, just gets way ahead of itself, and as problems pile up, I feel its time to bail. Crude/lewd language and actions. Most humor based on graphic sex. Again, TMI. I'll pass on the rest of this one. Since this is a first in series, I may give it a try again in the future. Perhaps by then she will find a new direction, a new twist.

  • Kristie
    2018-11-06 19:52

    I laughed so hard when I read this book! And when hubby wanted to know what I was laughing about, I started laughing all over again and all he could do was laugh at me laughing because he couldn't understand the words I was saying. I just wish I could tell you what made me laugh so hard....but that would be a spoiler. And I don't do spoilers! I can't recommend this book enough if you like to read humorous stories. This book was great!And now I'm reading the second book of the series called "Serious Leigh." Even the titles are funny!

  • Anna Marie
    2018-11-02 18:00

    DFN @ 4 pages. This was absolutely horrible. Bad writing, cliched character, shallow, trite, lousy writing, crappy. all. the. way. around. I couldn't waste my time. I'm hoping people will read this and follow suit. If you're looking for Halloween, I'm now trying 'Southern Spirits', and it's already at least six steps up from this hot mess.

  • Mazimoo!
    2018-10-16 22:54

    New found witchcraft talent Young women stumbles in witchcraft whilst writing a fictional story. Easy to read, amusing antics, light sexual references, good and bad spells. Enjoyable.

  • Holly
    2018-10-16 17:12

    This was a great start to a wonderful series. I love Leigh's personality and the fact that she's a teacher! Leigh is funny, smart, and witty. She doesn't have trouble writting in some extra fun situations for her family and friends. I can't wait to read the next book!

  • Teresa
    2018-10-28 21:02

    Melanie James is one of those authors that you can just pick up and read and before you know it you've finished the book. I've stacked my kindle with more of her books and I look forward to reading each one.