Deviating a bit from romance and writing thriller under L.L. Sanders lately has been great for my creativity. Join me on my parallel writing venture while I go back to my roots and write the stuff that made me fall in love with writing in the first place.
I’m not one dimensional and I don’t assume you are, either. I may read and write romance, but I enjoy a good thriller too. The best thriller sub-genre is psychological thrillers, I believe. I truly love digging into the deep corners of my characters’ mind to reveal secrets, fears, and the true building blocks that form their personalities.
I’ve done that exact thing in my latest release under L.L. Sanders, What’s Done in the Dark.
Imagine being trapped in a windowless room, with a door without a knob, a chair, and the unsettling feeling of being watched. Why are you there and how do you get out? This is the scenario my protagonist faces in this short psychological thriller.
What’s done in the dark will come to light … Those words are engraved on the door and offer the only clue as to why I’m trapped in this windowless room with the only other occupant: a chair. The old dining chair and the overwhelming sense of someone watching begins my upsetting journey to discover who’s responsible and why. Will revealing who’s behind my imprisonment be the key to my freedom?
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Keeping with the psychological thriller and suspense genre is an upcoming release I’m excited about, Passing the Torch by L.L. Sanders.
Mesa Kingston is a girl with secrets, and one of her secrets include murder. But as she questions, “How bad would the punishment be for being evil if your intentions were righteous? And how righteous could your intentions be if they were selfish?” she finds herself moving deeper into the dust storm of Hell all for the love of her parents.
Deep in the Arizona desert rests a house of secrets … a house of utter horror … a house that must burn to the ground.
Mesa has secrets. Twelve, twenty, fifty secrets. Over the years she’s learned to bury them, a collection of rotten seeds stowed away in the hidden parts of her, rooting deep down in that place where deception and sorrow are stored. Waiting, for that single ray of light to set them free.
And now those secrets are surfacing, as Mesa begins to question the life she’s so carefully cultivated. How far would you go for someone you love? How much pain would you endure to keep your family together? And what if the person you love was the source of your pain?
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Early praise for Passing the Torch by L.L. Sanders
“I really enjoyed this one! I never know what to expect with new (to me) authors, so I was happy to see how much I liked this. At first I was thinking it reminded me of the film Frailty, but then it took its unexpected twist, which was done so well. I can’t wait to check out the rest of your work!” ~ editor
“Well done! I really liked the beginning, strong and edgy! It’s a well written story. …you’ve got a clear voice, a better than decent handle on grammar and just enough subtlety to keep your reader reading but not beating-their-heads-against-the-wall confused. … Great job.” ~ beta reader
“Leslie, damn, woman, you can write. I’ve never read another author who can get so far into a character’s psyche.” ~ beta reader