Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dragonfly by Leigh T Moore: Guest Post + Giveaway!

Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore
Series: Dragonfly #1
Publish Date: June 6, 2013
Source: Author for review - Thank you!

Find It: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N


Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away.
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one.
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.


Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy.

Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed Anna outside her comfort zone, and Jack showed her feelings she’d never experienced... Until he mysteriously withdrew.

Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins’ distant, single father. 

A secret that could permanently change all their lives. -(from Goodreads) 



Be sure to watch for my thoughts on Dragonfly tomorrow! 

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Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Fakingits companion The Truth About Letting Go, and the mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel Rouge, a Quarter Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

 She is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has also worked in marketing and public relations for many years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the southeast and Midwest U.S., and she runs the popular writing-craft blog That’s Write.

A southern ex-pat and beach bum, she currently lives with her husband, two young children, and one grumpy cat in the Midwest.


Find Leigh T. Moore: Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr / Amazon

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Today, Leigh T. Moore stops by the blog to give 
Ten of her Favorite Contemporary Reads and Why! 
This is in keeping with the theme of my blog's Contemporary Month! 
Thanks for being such a great sport, Leigh! 

Hi, Asheley! Thanks so much for having me here today and for helping me promote Dragonfly!

I love contemporary romance. Love it. But I just love books! I started a book club in my old hometown with some ladies who love reading as much as me. So I could chat about books all day—my “Top 10” could easily stretch to 100!

It’s HARD for me to rank books. What I like depends on my mood! So this is not a ranking. It’s an off the top of my head list of books I could read over and over. Is that okay?

Here goes:

10-Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver – This one’s a modern (adult) classic, and it’s so lush and gorgeous and sexy and hot. It’s great for lazy spring days. Sometimes I just pick it up and read random chapters.

9-Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti – I’ve been a huge Caletti fan since before I wrote Dragonfly. Her books are hilarious, and they always have such emotional depth. This one’s also a National Book Award nominee, so bonus!

8-Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen – Dessen could be on this list ten times because I love all her books. But in particular, I love the shock of how this one opens, and I love Macon. Every time I see a grape Jolly Rancher, I think of him.

7-If I Stay by Gayle Forman – I did not expect to be sucked into this book the way I was. Or touched. Or... omg. It’s incredible.

6-Where She Went by Gayle Forman – Well, I couldn’t list one without the other. It’s the sequel to If I Stay, and it’s in Adam’s voice. No words. I cried at the end.

5-Under the Dusty Sky by Allie Brennan – Allie’s a new voice in New Adult, and her stories are lyrical and haunting. I’d recommend trying this one! Great, sassy love story.

4-Easy by Tammara Webber – Because it started the whole New Adult craze (which gave Undertow a place on bookshelves). Also because it’s about more than a hot romance. I love me some hot romance, but I also need a good story.

3-My Heart for Yours by Jolene Perry and Steph Campbell – Love this story by two FAB writer-friends. It’s one of those classic, all-time greats. It has a perfect setting… It’s seriously perfect—and they’re writing more! (squee!)

2-Have I mentioned Sarah Dessen? I can’t wait to read The Moon and More.

1-Wait… I’m at the end? But I have so many more! The Only Exception (Vernon), Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend (Ann), 10 Weeks (Watts), The Sea of Tranquility (Millay)… 

Ahh—so many great books. I hope you all like and add mine as well!

Thanks again for having me here!

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Thank you so much for being here, Leigh!! 
You've listed some really great books as well as
some that I'm not familiar with! Great mix. 
I'm really excited about the release of Dragonfly
Congratulations!! 

And now for the Giveaway!

Author Leigh T. Moore is offering
 several really awesome giveaways, 
open both to US residents and 
internationally!

Good Luck!


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7 comments:

  1. THANKS again for having me, Asheley! You know, I have like 50 more books I could add to this list right now... LOL! Happy reading--looking forward to your review tomorrow~ :o) <3

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    1. Thanks for being here! I could NEVER make a list, so you're awesome for being able to do it! :)

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  2. This sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read this one and I can't wait to see your review!

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  3. I've been on a contemporary romance kick recently, and this one sounds like fun! Bonus: the author featured several books I already love, which is a good sign. :) Thanks for the heads up on this, Asheley, I hadn't heard of it before!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Hi Wendy! This book is a ton of fun. Summer-y, light, and fun with a dash of a mystery in there. I loved the romance aspect too. And the setting is wonderful - the Gulf coast in the deep South! If you decide to read it, I hope you like it. :)

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  4. My favorite summer vacation is camping with the whole family. Teaching the kids to fish (as long as the hubby puts the worm on LOL) swimming in the lake. Great times!!

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