Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Get Caught in UNDERTOW and #WIN!! Guest Post with Leigh T. Moore

Hello, Therians!
Once again I have the pleasure of having the fabulous Leigh T. Moore on my blog!
Celebrations for the release of her new book, Undertow, the second book in the Dragonfly Series, are in full swing! So join the party!!
Today she discusses "Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Hit Publish".
Don't miss out on the amazing giveaway below!!

Falling in love will pull you under...

-Bill Kyser has a plan to take the sandy farms of his hometown and turn them into a world-class tourist destination--and become a billionaire in the process. 

-Alexandra "Lexy" LaSalle has a plan to change her life by becoming a world-famous artist. 

-Meg Weaver has a plan to hold onto Bill no matter what she has to do.

Three friends, three dreams.

One fatal decision will change all their lives forever.

In Dragonfly, Bill Kyser gave Anna the three journals that held the story behind the powerful developer's seclusion and the damaged lives of his family members. 

Anna hopes to find a way for Julian to know the truth, but as she digs deeper into the tragic events of the past, she realizes silence could be the only option. 

Now she's in an alliance with the man she formerly feared. And if Julian finds out what she knows, she could lose for good the boy she's starting to love.

(Print copies available on Amazon | Createspace)

Check out my REVIEW of Undertow!


Early Readers are saying...

"An incredibly powerful sequel to Dragonfly. I found myself riveted to the last page by the depth of feeling, loss, tragedy, and love in this gorgeously woven story. A definite must-read."
--Jolene Perry, author of Out of Play

"As far as a second book for a series goes, Undertow knocked it out of the park."
--Jessica, Bend in the Binding reviews

"My God I am so emotional! I have to give a huge KUDOS to Leigh because she knows how to write a story like no one's business!"
--Tee, Diary of a Book Addict reviews

"Undertow pulled me under and left me gasping for air and wanting so much more. I couldn’t stop thinking about these characters, and now I’ll never be able to get a shirtless Bill Kyser out of my head."
--Magan Vernon, bestselling author of The Only Exception

"Amazing! The characters are lovely, but they're also flawed--that sort of 'realness' and honesty breathes life into them and is truly refreshing to come across as a reader. A fantastic story with a unique execution."
--Kristin, Goodreads reviewer


Enter for your chance to #WIN signed copies of BOTH books, your own private journal, and fun swag!!


Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Hit Publish
by Leigh T. Moore
Hi, Roxy! Thanks so much for having me here again and for helping promote my new book Undertow!
Shew, that’s a big question you’ve asked up there—but it’s a great one!
I hit “publish” on my very first book, The Truth About Faking, in September 2012, and when I did, I expected to sell maybe 100 copies…
It’s a sweet young adult romance, a romantic comedy, that my former agent had sent to all the Big 6 publishers. They’d all kindly passed with compliments, and former agent actually told me I should self-publish it.
Based on that experience, I only expected my mom, my family, and a few of my closest friends to get it. Maybe some curious onlookers, some bookworms who stumbled across it on Amazon…
Since September, it’s sold about 40,000 copies. So yeah… I have a list—LOL!
#1-Expect the unexpected. In everything. Know that you do not know, and then do your best to learn. Fast. (LOL!)
#2-Don’t read the negative reviews. (But if you do, hop over and read the 1-star reviews for some of your favorite books.)
#3-Marketing your books never ends. (Or you’ll left behind in the tidal wave of new books coming out all the time. Think All About Eve—there’s always another one behind you.)
 #4-Study traditional publishing release schedules. (Those guys have been doing this for ages. They know the best time to put out what type of book for maximum sellitude. I made up that word.)
#5-Realize you’re not traditional publishing and use it to your advantage. (Don’t be shackled by what they do. Indies are just that—independent. And we can try all sorts of things to reach readers. Think outside the box!)
Most of all, if anyone’s out there reading this and planning to or thinking about or actually self-publishing their books, try and have fun. Meet other writers, network.
Helping each other is the Indie Way, and if you’re not doing that, well, you’re in for a hard, lonely ride.
Good luck to everyone! Thanks so much for reading my books—I hope you LURV them!
Thank you, Leigh, for such an inspiring and informative Guest Post! It's always a pleasure to have you on my blog.
P.S. We LURV your books!! WE DO!!
See where it all began!!

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.

(Print copies available on Amazon Createspace)

Check out my REVIEW of Dragonfly!


Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Faking, its 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.

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Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment!


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1 comment:

  1. LOL! Thanks so much, Roxy! This was a fun guest post to write--and I LURV that you lurv my books... :D <3


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