Mar 5 2014 12:00pm

H&H Quickies #2: Lora Leigh—Prompt Me!


Thanks for all the awesome prompts. Check back at H&H in late June for an original scene from Lora Leigh based on two or more of these prompts!

Ultimate Sins by Lora LeighIf you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's new author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on Manda Collins' fantastic H&H Quickies debut, we are excited to announce today that the one and only Lora Leigh will be the second author to participate in the H&H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

The idea

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Lora Leigh with a contemporary and/or romantic suspense theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Lora will read over all of the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Lora used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Friday, March 14, 2014, at noon EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (chocolate), a setting (a crowded bar), a situation (on the run), a description (kick-ass heroine)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts for this particular challenge should be contemporary and/or romantic suspense-themed.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back in late June for an original scene from Lora Leigh based on your suggestions!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sounds like a blast, right? Let's get prompting!

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1. Kareni
Hero who's a geek.
Heroine who is deaf.
Niece who intends to be president one day.
2. Lesley54
Taller than average republican heroine who still loves wearing high heels to make herself taller

Fit but bald democrat hero

Parent/Teacher night

Megan Frampton
4. MFrampton
A restaurant that offers a challenge to finish the World's Biggest Ice Cream Sundae

A tattooed heroine

Missing uranium
Jennifer Proffitt
5. JenniferProffitt
A break while on the run from a cartel.

A couple with a past
Enemies to Lovers

A speedboat
Jennifer Proffitt
6. JenniferProffitt
Oooh, I love me a tattooed character. I second MFrampton's request!
Badass hero meets badass heroine....let the fun begin!

Alpha hero's car breaks down on the side of the road and heroine drops by and fixes it......
8. TangelB
A malfunctioning weapon
A misdirected note/correspondence
A long forgotten safety deposit box recently discovered
9. Berlie1776
how about a chane encounter between the twin daughter's of Reno from "Reno's Chance" and Cameron Falladay's son from "Wicked Pleasure"? For an added twist make the twin's badass Seal's like their father and Falladay's son an innocent who needs pertection from...
Karen Sullivan
10. rekjsullivan
Female wilderness guide and city slicker geek, let the sparks fly!
12. wsl0612
Animal shelter
Police officer
Dog is "evidence" in a crime
13. Trillium
Twin breeds who like to share
Curvy accountant heroine who's a bad-girl at heart
14. LynnE66
First Leo, his mate,the female scientist....

aids his escape from lab before his execution

South African......H-E-A ??
15. LynnE66
I really like Berlie1776 -Wed 3/5/14 5:34pm post....maybe make it a little longer than a quickie????hmmm please
16. Maureen Reiss
Falls in love with someone who she/he finds out they killed his/her parents
18. Mary B Smith
Child in severe car accident, grows to be a young woman, dedicated to her career but afraid for others to see surgical scars on her body.
kathlyn smith
19. castiel
Yarn-bomber gets mixed up with badass agent and has to stop a real bomber...either gender could be either!
(ok, so writing this while taking a break from free form crochet blanket lol)
21. LorenaAW
Handsome SEAL on leave for injury reasons meets shy librarian at hometown festival.
22. stacymd2
I love this! Ideas:
Hero is a Sci-Fi nerd
Long flight to Iceland for a 5-day trip
Chance run in with ex-girlfriend and ex-boyfriend
Close quarters
Charm bracelet and necklace set
Alcohol-infused chocolate cupcakes from my favorite bakery Sweet & Tipsy

Have fun!
23. Ramona Pierce
As they stare into each others eyes, the each wonder who will finally make the first move. Will it be to leave or will it be their future together?
Susan Coates
24. Sue Q
An elephant orphanage in Africa. A romance between the owner and a vet.

Someone who has an assistance dog - guide dog, hearing dog for the deaf etc and how it saves its master/mistress.

A firefighter falling for someone he rescues from a blazing tower block.

An emotionally damaged war veteran and the fight by a woman to reach him and love him.
25. Deb Johnson
It had been years, but she knew that scent anywhere.
26. Momdmk
- Worried student confides dangerous secret to teacher; teacher turns to hero for help

-Airline passenger arrives at destination; discovers packet containing secret information in luggage, put there without his/her knowledge. Along with travel companion, becomes involved in situation.
27. Pamela123
Visiting Navy Seal has a one night stand with plus size neighbor.........then 2 years later he returns home.
leslie jenkins
28. lvj1
A quickie for LL:
Woman is offered seat on crowded train by a very handsome man. He's standing directly in front of her, his groin practically in her face - she likes what she sees and he sees her admiring - whoops, what she likes is getting bigger. She blushes and stares at her shoes. He's holding on to the rail above, for balance, and his smile broadens. Should he say something, or should she? He asks, with a twinkle in his eye, "come here often?" She looks up smiling and says she's only visiting for a week. She then looks towards the door and notices it's her stop. She panics and jumps up and runs to catch the door before it closes. She turns around to look at the train car and sees the man at the door, holding her shopping bag, and a bit of its contents - sexy lingerie. They stare at each other as the train takes off.
Cynthia Durichek
29. beachlover
A sweet, innocent, ballerina.
A jaded, bad-ass Dom
A death bed promise to a loved one.
30. Jaks777
Veteran; starting a new life outside of the military; new job; PTSD
Full figured woman; Hiring vetrans; interviewing; placing workers with jobs that can utilize their skills
31. Dare2BeFun
Funeral Director taking over the business from her Dad who passed away suspiciously, but local retiring police chief and aging coroner think not.
New chief arrives (military background) and decides to believe her after a series of "mishaps and a murder" but not before they get into confrontations.
Charlene Michael
32. Charley627
a kidnapped child
her Dom single father
a tough as nails FBI agent heroine
a child trafficking ring
Charlene Michael
33. Charley627
a kidnapped child
her Dom single father
a tough as nails FBI agent heroine
a child trafficking ring
Nancy Smith
34. MintHill28
1) The Breeds host a charity event as a goodwill gesture. A famous singer agrees to participate. Some groups are very unhappy with her pro Breeds stance and threats are made.

2) Jonas Wyatt has his new human assistant accompany him to Wash. DC for meetings but a photojournalist thinks the assistant the better story. It gets uncomfortable in the spotlight.

3) A injured Breed makes it to a small town doctor's home/office. The doctor treats, hides and promises to get the Breed back to sanctuary but doesn't get a warm welcome when that promise is fulfilled.

4) A human doctor makes an extensive study of the Breeds after hearing a former classmate worked in a lab, only this study is without malice. The Breeds are very uncomfortable when they learn of this doctor, especially their resident doctor. Since this doctor's knowledge may surpass her own.
35. Singlefury
1,) There has been a new breed species discovered from a different faction!!
2.) The heroine (also the same breed species) has been kidnapped to be experimented on by said faction above
3.) The hero has visions of the heroine in captivity
4.) The new species is an extinct animal (i.e. sabre toothed tiger)
5.) A rescue attempt!
36. Calgary
Grandpop Malone speaking "Erin, I miss you over all the years but will be coming home soon to you. Its young Rory's turn for his Irish eyes to claim his lass."
37. chase it
2 young people (m/f) come home to the Deep South to work in their families business. bad blood between their families for generations. they try to bring new ideas and ways to the families fishing business and get serious push back. suddenly a vessel and crew disappear. who wants to stop them, will their attraction tear the families apart and what secret caused the bad blood generations ago.
38. Love Shy Kat
What took you so long to find me?

Two black and white cats that look almost alike but one with a bobtail and one with a very long tail
39. Sharon Chandler
What was her game anyway? As he’d stood in the shadows, he’d caught her several times staring at him. He knew he wasn’t much to look at
with the long scar running down the side of his face. He rubbed at it absently wishing he had something better for her to look at, because she was, undoubtedly, the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.
40. KristineDB
tree cutting crew (all 3 males are dominant hotness!)
female romance writer (in the house next door)
tree doesn't fall where it is supposed to (on the writer's house)
knocks out the electricity and internet so the writer can't get her book turned in on time
the 3 men have to figure out a way to make it up to her (tee-hee-hee)
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