What an amazing author! This book is excellent. Lots of great imagery and heat. L. Starla is a very skilled writer who excels at investing you into the story and developing the characters. Highly recommend.
— Author Jennifer Hartmann
“The author got straight into the story with just the first chapter and I was caught off guard but in a good way! This book is romantic, and sweet and the relationship in it really pushes all the boundaries! I only read books like this if they are well written and the author did an amazing job. The innocence between characters is wooow. I look forward to reading more from this author.”
— Author Empress Chang
“I’m loving the book, this series has been fantastic. The book really sucks you in from the start. While reading the book I was feeling hot just from reading.”
— Amazon AU Customer
“From Prying Eyes explores a theme that most find challenging to even think about, much less talk or have civil discussions about: consensual incest.
Many books exist which dip their toes into this theme for shock – the lovers are cousins, or may be blood related but no one really knows. Fair warning: From Prying Eyes is not a book of half measures, and confronts head-on the cultural stigma and revulsion surrounding this topic.
This book is well-written, well-plotted, and is a sympathetic look at the lives of people struggling with desires they cannot (at first) abide. It is critical of them without being judgemental, and does not resort to cheap humour.”
— Goodreads Reviewer
“Through the eyes of Phoebe Braddock (a young adult exploring and testing the limits of her sexuality), Starla explores both taboo relationships and the complex yet exhilarating world of polyamory.
Starla successfully maintains the delicate balance of offering romance and eroticism with a compelling story. While Phoebe’s diary discusses deeply sensual and erotic experiences, it never delves into outwardly explicit details of her encounters. Within these experiences Starla consequently offers titillating scenarios to which the reader can play out in full within their own imagination.
The story feels grounded with realistic dialogue and believable experiences; offering fantasies that never appear too far-fetched. Overall, this is an excellent beginning to what will surely be an a highly exhilarating and arousing series.”
— Amazon AU Customer
“This is not your typical story of a forbidden romance in the heat of the moment.
Its a story of long awaited passion and having the confidence to explore ones sexuality and desires.
And yes, Phoebe and Jonah’s relationship was taboo because they met as student and teacher however they were both consenting adults who genuinely cared for each other and wanted a future together.
As the story progressed I wanted them to make it work and overcome the judgement and opinions of others when their relationship was revealed. It didn’t shy away from the reactions of others, while some were supportive, others were far from it and there were repercussions that they had to deal with. But throughout it all their genuine love for each other remained true.
You learn so much about Phoebe as she shares her life experiences as she becomes an adult, from exploring her inner erotic desires and intimate relationships, taking risks that were suspenseful and at time dangerous and learning to cope after trauma and loss.
You see her mature and grow to become an amazing self-confident and loving person.
From the beginning to the end, so much happened and I could have never imagined the direction the story would take. I loved the way this author pulled all the drama, romance and at times pain and suspense together to tell a beautiful and exciting story with a perfect HEA.”
— Amazon US Customer
About Laelia Starla
Laelia Starla is an Australian author who was often found raiding her mother’s shelves for any form of fiction she could get her hands on. Her first love was the horror genre, but she owes her passionate affair with the romance novel to her high-school English teacher, who got her hooked on the classics. Given her earlier reading, urban fantasy and paranormal romance seemed like a natural progression. Along with erotic romance, these have become her favourite genres to write.