I’m so happy to have the fabulous Leslie Langtry back on my blog. Leslie writes a “brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.” And don’t just take my word for it, because that quote came from the acclaimed Chicago Tribune. Shall we find out what’s going in this talented writer’s world?
Your Bombay Greatest Hits Books have been described as romantic suspense chick lit thriller. How would you describe your writing?
I think of it more like comedy, mystery romance – but I’ve had people tell me it’s none of those things too. My former publisher said I wrote ‘hybrid.’ It’s hard to say. What I can say is that I write the stuff I’d like to read – something funny, with a bit of romance and a good mystery. I really want people to have an escape. That’s what I get out of a book. I hope they laugh along the way and are entertained. That’s good too.
What’s the high concept for the series?
For the first book – it was a soccer mom/assassin comedy that I’d had a dream about. I wanted it to be a series – but I never thought I was smart enough to do multiple books featuring the same hero. So each book features a different member of the Bombay Family of Assassins – The First Name in Assassination since 2000 BCE. Sometimes it’s from a man’s point of view, sometimes it’s from a woman’s. And each family member is unique. That makes it fun. I like fun.
Tell us about ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy
Gin Bombay – the main character – is a widowed soccer mom who divides her time between dealing with the bitchy PTA president at her daughter’s elementary school, housetraining a Pug puppy, and killing the occasional bad guy. It was the first book I sold to New York, but the fourth book I’d written. My critique partners told me that I’d finally found my voice. It’s a special book to me.
What’s up next in your writing world?
I’m almost finished with a collection of short stories featuring Bombay hits through history – SNUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON. I’m a history nerd so I’m having lots of fun with this. I’m also working on a funny sci-fi serialization. I got the rights back to my books a couple of years back and am exclusively indie pubbing at this point. I love bringing out all these past projects my publisher loved but didn’t think marketable. I think my fans will love them too. At least, I hope they will…
Thanks for filling us in on the latest, Leslie! Readers, you’ll be happy to hear that Leslie’s book, Stand By Your Hitman, is currently on sale for only 99 cents. I’ve already downloaded it, and you I think you should too! Here’s the scoop:
Assassin Missi Bombay is forced to be a contestant on SURVIVAL! (A cheap Canadian knock-off of SURVIVOR) in order to identify and take out the bad guy – without getting attention on live TV. Check out why The Chicago Tribune said, “STAND BY YOUR HITMAN is another sure hit winner!” It’s $.99 for a very short time!
Don’t forget to check out Leslie’s website for info on all her books!