Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Venus Cure by A.K. Leigh @goddessfish @AKLeighAuthor


Name 10 dead people you wish you had known.
1.  Bruce Lee. My favorite actor. I would have loved to talk to him about two of my passions: martial arts and spirituality. I know most people don’t associate spiritual ideas to Bruce Lee, but he was a very interesting, knowledgeable, and complex man.
2.  Marilyn Monroe. My favorite actress. There was more to her than the media portrayed (i.e. “dumb blonde”). Urban legend says her I.Q. was higher than Albert Einstein’s. Also, I would have liked to know the truth about the Kennedy’s :-D
3.  Albert Einstein. A man with a brilliant mind. I think I could have talked to him for hours. Same goes for Stephen Hawking … though he’s not dead, so I can’t include him on the list, haha!
4.  Nikola Tesla. As above. Apparently, Albert Einstein was once asked what it was like being the smartest man in the world. He responded, “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla”! How awesome and modest is that answer? Love it. As for the Tesla, his ideas were quite advanced for the time period he was alive in, I feel he knew a lot more than he publicly shared too. If I’d known him, I could have asked :-/
5. Gandhi. I know almost everyone includes Gandhi, but I am a big proponent of protest using non-violent means. Exploring that idea with him more would have been fantastic.
6.  Joan of Arc. Female warriors have always fascinated me. The maid of Lorraine is my favorite. Even though she was an ill-educated teenager, she was confident in her destiny and did whatever was necessary to accomplish it. The bravery, and at times sarcasm and wit, she showed during her trial/death is inspirational.
7.  Rumi. My favorite poet. I would have picked his brain about love until he was sick of it!
8.  Hypatia of Alexandria. The female mathematician, astronomer, teacher, and philosopher. Her story is interesting, and I think I would have been able to learn a lot from her.
9. Negan. The female Persian freedom fighter/guerilla commander. Another warrior woman from ancient times J

10. Last, but by no means least, my maternal grandmother, Hazel Nunn. By all accounts, she was a warm and loving woman. She died before I was born, so I never had a chance to know her.


The Venus Cure
by A.K. Leigh

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


Torrance Monroe couldn’t be happier. She has landed her dream job as a botanical scientist for the Parks and Wildlife Service in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her specialty will be the conservation, study, and propagation of the native plants that have fascinated her since her earliest memories: the Venus Fly Trap.

Dominique Black isn’t happy. As a Wildlife Officer, he has been working at the grass roots level to save the endangered traps from poachers looking to make a quick buck. It is grueling work, with the majority of offenders going unpunished. How could a scientist with zero experience in the field help him when even the law was failing?

The two are at immediate odds even though they share the same underlying passion for the plants…and each other.

However, after a well-known poacher harvests traps from one of the local swamp lands, Tori and Dom must set aside their differences in order to catch the criminal and keep the remaining plants from being harmed. 

In the process, Tori learns to rely on the mysterious Venus Fly Trap folk lore she remembers from her childhood. Dom learns to release control and have faith in another person.

The Venus Cure is a fast-paced, erotic, and lightly mystical romantic suspense novella that centers around the serious issue of Venus Fly Trap poaching. The author chose the title based on five possible meanings. See how many you are able to discover!


Dom said, “Can I ask you something personal?”

She faced him, “Sure.”

“Are you and Frank, you know?”

She saw discomfort cloud his features. The thought of her and Frank being an item bothered him. He liked her. Tingles of pleasure shot up her spine at the knowledge. She liked him liking her. There was no denying it now. This wasn’t a misguided attraction. This was real, and he felt it too.

Somehow she was able to shake her head, “There is nothing going on between us.” She almost left it there, but an impulse made her add, “And there never will be. Never.”

She emphasized the last word. He had to know where she stood now, right?

His eyes stayed locked with hers. She could feel the tingles warming her, pulling her toward him like a magnet. Her body shifted by itself; her lips softened with the expectation of his lips against hers. The look on his face told her he wanted to kiss her. She wanted him to.

So why wasn’t he?

… This time he couldn’t talk himself out of it. His body seemed to take control. The next thing Dom knew, he was leaning toward Tori’s red-stained lips. He lowered his mouth to hers. It was a quick, soft peck. Nothing he hadn’t done with other women, but when he thought about pulling away, something happened. Something he had not experienced before.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A.K. Leigh is an international selling romantic suspense author, huge Michael Jackson fan, martial arts movie buff, astrologer, and identical triplet. She has a Graduate degree in Counselling, which she uses to help her develop rounded characters in her stories. When she’s not reading, writing, dreaming, or star-gazing, she spends her time with her three beautiful children. Though her books are set in North Carolina, USA (because she loves the state!), she lives in QLD, Australia.

You can keep up to date with her releases, events and news by liking her on Facebook, or following her on 
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The Venus Cure will be $0.99 during this tour.


A.K. Leigh will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC and three ebook copies of The Venus Cure (open to all countries) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Great list of top 10-I would have to think long and hard about my own list

    1. Thanks Sandy :-) I had to think about it for a while too!

  2. I am grateful you have taken time to bring us this great giveaway, thank you.

  3. I would add Elvis to the Tens List.

    1. So would my sister. She loves Elvis!

  4. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. I love the TENS LIST and that you included your grandmother. I need to come up with my own list like this.

    1. Thank you, Sonya. I have always wanted to have a chat with her :-)

  6. Really awesome post, I loved the list of people! It's been great following the tour for The Venus Cure and I'm looking forward to reading it, thanks for sharing ;)

  7. I was really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

    1. Thank you, Nikolina. Appreciate you following :-)